Friday, June 28, 2019

First Line Friday - June 28, 2019

Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books! This week I read Promise of Peppermint by Valerie Comer. It's the prequel to the Urban Farm Fresh Romance series. My goal this summer is to read books on my TBR list, however now I want to add this entire series to that list! 

"Rebekah Jackson laughed in all the right places as she listened to her best friend's story."

Monday, June 24, 2019

Blog Tour and GIVEAWAY: Cross My Heart by Robin Lee Hatcher

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Cross My Heart by Robin Lee Hatcher, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: Cross My Heart

Series: Legacy of Faith #2 

Author: Robin Lee Hatcher

Publisher: Thomas Nelson 

Release Date: June 25, 2019

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Split Timeline

Can two broken paths lead toward God’s redemption?

When Ashley Showalter and Ben Henning meet on Ashley’s horse rescue farm, they quickly discover how much they have in common. Both were raised by single moms. Both want to help where they see a need. And both work with horses in the Boise valley. Ben needs Ashley’s help and expertise after starting an equine therapy barn on his great-great-grandfather’s farm—and the more time they spend together, both Ashley and Ben have the feeling that there could be something more between them.

They also carry the burden of past experiences that may drive them apart if the truth is ever revealed. Ben is a recovering alcoholic with five years of sobriety behind him, while Ashley’s brother is an opioid addict residing in court-ordered rehab. Holding fast to the belief that addicts can never be cured, Ashley has promised herself she will never walk knowingly into the chaos created by addiction. Ben knows that with God, all things are possible—but will Ashley find it within herself to give love a chance? Or will her brother’s mistakes and the pain of her past jeopardize her future with Ben?

Cross My Heart threads together a contemporary love story with the heartwarming tale of Ben’s great-great-grandfather, Andrew Henning—reminding us that God’s Word is timeless and that His promises are new every morning.


Robin Lee Hatcher 

Robin Lee Hatcher is the author of 80 novels and novellas with over five million copies of her books in print. She is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love.

Her numerous awards include the RITA® Award, the Carol Award, the Christy Award, the HOLT Medallion, the National Reader’s Choice Award, and the Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice Award. Robin is also the recipient of prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards from both American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America®.

When not writing, she enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, Bible art journaling, reading books that make her cry, watching romantic movies, and decorative planning. Robin makes her home on the outskirts of Boise, sharing it with a demanding Papillon dog and a persnickety tuxedo cat.

CONNECT WITH ROBIN: Website | Facebook | Twitter


(1) winner will receive Book 1 & 2 of Robin Lee Hatcher's LEGACY OF FAITH series (US only) - Who I Am With You & Cross My Heart

Copy the following phrase to claim your bonus entries for this stop:

"For I know the plans I have for you..." Jeremiah 29:11a


Each host on the tour (excluding the launch pages) has a "timeless" verse or phrase for you to enter on the Rafflecopter form for bonus entries!

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 21, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on June 28, 2019. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

First Line Friday: June 21, 2019

Welcome to First Line Friday hosted by Hoarding Books! I'm trying to get through my "to be read" stack this summer and this book is near the top. I received this book as a Christmas gift and was so excited to learn that there is a cat as part of the story! This is a new to me author. Have you read anything by Regina Scott before?

"Becoming a governess was harder than fighting off Napoleon."

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Review: A Tender Hope by Amanda Cabot

Title:  A Tender Hope
Author: Amanda Cabot
Series: Cimarron Creek Trilogy Book 3
Publication Date: March 2019
Length: 327 pages

From the Back of the Book

As far as Thea Michener is concerned, it's time for a change. With her husband murdered and her much-anticipated baby stillborn, there is nothing left for her in Ladreville. Having accepted a position as Cimarron Creek's midwife, she has no intention of remarrying. So when a handsome Texas Ranger appears on her doorstep with an abandoned baby, Thea isn't sure her heart can take it.

Ranger Jackson Guthrie isn't concerned only with the baby's welfare. He's been looking for Thea, convinced that her late husband was part of the gang that killed his brother. But it soon becomes clear that the situation is far more complicated than he anticipated - and he'll need Thea's help if he's ever to find the justice he seeks.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Review: Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Title: Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Publication Date: June 2019
Length: 224 pages

From the Back of the Book

Recipes Bring the Amish Together

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
Matthew 18:20 KJV

The Amish thrive within community where there is a shared sense of faith, interests, and goals, and they are given multiple opportunities to gather together each week. Be it a church service or a youth singing, a work frolic or a fundraiser, a birthday or a wedding, the Amish love to come together - and when they gather, they bring food!

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Review: More Than Words Can Say by Karen Witemeyer

Title: More Than Words Can Say
Author: Karen Witemeyer
Publication Date: June 2019
Series: Patchwork Family book 2
Length: 356 pages

From the Back of the Book

After fulfilling a pledge to a dying friend, Zacharias Hamilton is finally free to live life on his own terms. No opportunities to disappoint those he cares about, just the quiet bachelor existence he's always craved. Until fate snatches his freedom away once again when the baker of his favorite breakfast treat is railroaded by the city council. As hard as he tries to avoid getting involved, he can't turn a blind eye to her predicament . . . or her adorable dimples.

Abigail Kemp needs a man's name on her bakery's deed. A marriage of convenience seems the best solution . . . if it involves a man she can control. Not the stoic lumberman who oozes confidence without saying a word whenever he enters her shop. Control Zacharias Hamilton? She can't even control her pulse when she's around him.

Once vows are spoken, Abigail's troubles should be over. Yet threats to the bakery worsen, and darker dangers hound her sister.  As trust grows between Zach and Abby, she finds she wants more than his rescue. She wants his heart.