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Book Review ~ The Bartered Bride by Lena Goldfinch

About the Book Jem Wheeler has always been a survivor. He just wants to make a fresh start in Colorado Springs after the loss of his wife. But then he happens upon a young mute woman being sold off to the highest bidder. He wasn’t looking for a mail-order bride. He wasn’t looking to rescue anyone either. But desperate circumstances can drive a good man to do things he hadn’t planned on doing… When Jem steps into Annie’s life, she’s not expecting anyone to save her. Mute from birth, she’s just using all her wits to survive. All she’s ever really wanted is a family of her own. For someone to see her. To look at her long enough to hear the things she can’t say. Can a rescued bride who can’t speak communicate her love for a grieving widower and his little girl? Will her love ever be returned? Genre Historical Romance Category Inspirational/Christian Rating 4 Stars Review The Bartered Bride turned out to be quite different from what I expected, but in a good …

The Prayers of Jane Austen by Terry W. Glaspey (Compilation)

About the Book You know Jane Austen as the beloved author of Pride and Prejudice,Emma, and other witty, insightful novels of the early nineteenth century. Now come to know her as a woman of unexpected spiritual depth. Jane Austen wrote beautiful, heartfelt prayers for use during her family’s evening devotions. Each one reveals her gratitude for God’s blessings and her pursuit of a holy life—expressions of a woman whose heart was profoundly moved by faith. In this beautifully designed book, author Terry Glaspey introduces you to Jane Austen the Christian by sharing this powerful collection of prayers and also a glimpse into her life story and the impact she had as a writer of virtue, character, and morality. Rating 5 Stars Review Though, not so common for me to do, I’ll easily award this piece the decent 5-Star rating that it deserves, and I’ll tell you why—wit, wisdom, honesty, depth, and poignancy. These are but a few words to credit Jane’s penmanship. Her words, stringed together, shoot like an arrow that finds its way to …

Book Blast! ~ Unbound Hearts: Able to Love #2 by Michelle Lindo-Rice

It’s a book blast! About the Book Would you hire the person responsible for your losing both your legs? Before he lost both his limbs, Jasper Orion was on his way to being voted Most Valuable Player in the National Football League. A man of faith, his faith in God remains unshaken and he starts his own business. With God’s leading Jasper decides to hire Charmaine Evans, the woman responsible for his demise. But, unexpectedly, Jasper develops feelings for his newest employee. He longs to hold her in his arms. Wheelchair bound, will Jasper’s love for Charmaine motivate him to walk again? A backslidden Christian, Charmaine Evans’ ambitions left her broke, unemployed and a social pariah. Guilt-ridden, she returned home to Port Charlotte, FL to lick her wounds. To Charmaine’s surprise, Jasper not only offers her forgiveness but also a job when no one else would. Charmaine marvels at Jasper’s faith while grappling with her own. Bound by her past, will Charmaine learn to accept God’s plan for her heart and her life? Read The …

Book Review: The Unexpected Bride by Lena Goldfinch

About the Book What’s a man to do when his father orders him a bride? Rebecca Sullivan has been “Becky” all her life, a real hoyden. Her childhood sweetheart taught her to ride bareback and shoot a rifle, but then he chose a “perfect lady” for a wife—a real Southern belle, who’s now expecting a baby. Heartbroken, Becky signs up to be a mail-order bride to a Seattle man, sight unseen. She resolves to squelch her hoydenish ways and become a “perfect lady” for her future husband. If logging-operation owner Isaac Jessup had wanted a bride, he’d have chosen a sturdy frontier woman, not some fragile lady from back East. Ready to explain the mistake, honorable Isaac takes one look into Rebecca’s vulnerable eyes…and knows he’ll marry her, even though this delicate waif is obviously unsuited for wild Seattle. Can an unexpected marriage ever be a match made in heaven? Book One in The Brides Series Sweet Historical Western Romance / A Mail-Order Bride Novel Genre Christian/Historical/Romance My Rating ***** (4.5 Stars) My Review This …

Discover! ~ A Pre-release Party! The Unexpected Bride by Lena Goldfinch!

I’ve known Lena for quite some time now. In fact, she is the cover designer for my book, To Die Once. She’s such an amazing writer, and there’s never a dull moment with any of her books. so, today I’m happy to announce that she’s releasing another book come October 6th, The Unexpected Bride, and I’m looking forward to reading and posting my review of this book on November 1st. In the meantime, here’s information about this book!   About the Book What’s a man to do when his father orders him a bride? Rebecca Sullivan has been “Becky” all her life, a real hoyden. Her childhood sweetheart taught her to ride bareback and shoot a rifle, but then he chose a “perfect lady” for a wife—a real Southern belle, who’s now expecting a baby. Heartbroken, Becky signs up to be a mail-order bride to a Seattle man, sight unseen. She resolves to squelch her hoydenish ways and become a “perfect lady” for her future husband. If logging-operation owner Isaac Jessup had wanted a bride, …

Author Scoop ~ Chatting Moments With Michelle Griep!

Dear friends, it is my pleasure to introduce to you today, this wonderful author that I discovered a while back—Michelle Griep! I found her book on Net Galley and decided to give it a go, and I wasn’t disappointed. The most thrilling part of her book was her choice of a hero, Ethan. You can read my review of that wonderful piece here. Join us below for a lovely chat. Have fun with us!  Me – Hello Michelle! Thank you for stopping by today. Could you please, tell us a little about yourself? And for your favorite pet, is it cats, dogs, horses, birds? Michelle – I am the nerd girl in junior high who sat in the back of the bus with her nose buried in a science fiction book. While I am no longer dependent upon public transportation, now I’m the geek in the mini-van blasting an audiobook through the speakers. I live in the frozen tundra of Minnesota with two of my kids still at home, one husband, and half a dog …

Book Review: The Dead-simple Guide 3-Pack Series (Part 2) by Nick Thacker

About the Book Launch an award-winning blog, now! These guides are short, sweet, and to the point, and will help you with three main facets of blogging and blog-growth in the early stages of your blog’s development. Get all three guides in one place now for a great introductory price! The three guides you’ll receive are: 1. The Dead-Simple Guide to Amazing Headlines 2. The Dead-Simple Guide to Pillar Content 3. The Dead-Simple Guide to Guest Posts Category Non-fiction Genre Self-help/Blogging Rating 4 Stars Review The Dead-simple Guide To Guest Posts “The real secret of overnight success is that it takes a lot of time, energy, effort and sometimes, money.” —An excerpt. Nick opens with the story of his early days as a blogger and presents in a snap the true scenario of the online environment at the time. He describes his initial expectations and why he failed, and then takes us through his learning process. With this, he aims to make clear that successful blogging, though may be “fast-paced, amazing, and is not easy,”  requires …