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Many Hands Make Light Work By Cheryl Stritzel McCarthy


Many Hands Make Light Work is the rollicking true story of a family of nine children growing up in the college town of Ames, Iowa in the ’60s and ’70s. Inspiring, full of surprises, and laugh-out-loud funny, this utterly unique family champions diversity and inclusion long before such concepts become cultural flashpoints. Cheryl and her siblings are the offspring of an eccentric professor father and unflappable mother. Mindful of their ever-expanding family’s need for cash, her parents begin acquiring tumbledown houses in campus-town, to renovate and rent. Dad, who changes out of his suit and tie into a carpenter’s battered white overalls, like Clark Kent into Superman, is supremely confident his offspring can do anything, whether he’s there or not. Mom, an organizational genius disguised as a housewife, manages nine children so deftly that she finds the time―and heart―to take in student boarders, who stir their own offbeat personalities into this unconventional household. The kids, meanwhile, pour concrete, paint houses, and, at odd moments, break into song, because instead of complaining, they sing as they work, like a von Trapp family in painters caps. Free-wheeling and contagiously cheerful, Many Hands Make Light Work is a winsome memoir of a Heartland childhood unlike any other…continue reading here.

Shaped Notes By Larnelle Harris with Christine Schuab


The majestic tenor voice of Larnelle Harris has helped define a generation of contemporary Christian music. Most people know about Larnelle’s notable successes—his Grammy Awards, his Hall of Fame inductions, his #1 hit songs—but no one has heard the true story of how a little boy from the hills of Kentucky made his way to music’s most acclaimed stages and venues. His journey—from the son of a bootlegger to being the first gospel artist inside the Kremlin after the fall of the Soviet Union—is chronicled for the first time in this heart-felt memoir. From watching his father handcuffed and taken to jail to battling racial tensions to losing his voice and not knowing if he would ever sing again, Larnelle shares the most painful and triumphant moments of his childhood and career. And behind it all, is the faith and perseverance of a boy soprano who kept singing for God in spite of his circumstances…continue reading here.

She Walks In Majesty: Protectors of the Spear #3 By MaryLu Tyndall


With only a worn document in hand and the Spear of Destiny strapped to her thigh, Seraphina de Mobray, the new Protector of the Spear, must convince the king that her friends are innocent of treason and witchcraft. Who is she to embark on such a lofty task but a lowly servant, an orphan abandoned at birth? Yet each step of the way, the Spear grants her favor and opens a path for her to enter the royal palace. What she finds there is naught but lies, greed, and a danger that threatens her very existence. Sir Damien LaRage, knight of the elite King’s Guard would do anything to protect Seraphina and save his friends, anything except give up his quest for revenge against the person who murdered his parents. Returning to court, to a world of secrets, deceit, and power is exhilarating at first. Then things become dangerous when he must protect Seraphina from those would do her harm. Even himself. For he soon discovers that he must choose between saving her or avenging his parents’ deaths…continue reading here.

Come As You Are By Anne Marie Bennett


Fifteen-year-old Casey Donovan wants nothing more than to live wildly. In her town of Woodfield, Connecticut, she is more than content to toe the line of danger while trying to put away memories of a painful past. But then she and her boyfriend are arrested for drug possession. To have the charges dropped, and keep peace as her mother goes through a bitter divorce, Casey reluctantly joins her local church’s Youth Group. She expects a boring summer as she helps with the church’s summer theater production of the musical Godspell. Though she longs to return to her old life, Casey soon finds herself bonding with the other teens in the group who have their own struggles. Slowly, this once lonely teen realizes that she is not alone in the challenges she has been afraid to face. Part of Casey’s journey involves letting go of two people who have harmed her in the past, even though at first she doesn’t want to admit that they hurt her. Watching Casey grow in faith and become stronger and more confident as the novel progresses is a testament to the author’s own experiences with growing up, letting go, and finding strength and faith in community. As opening night of the musical nears, Casey will soon have to confront her own faith and connection to God…continue reading here.

The Collagen Diet By Dr. Josh Axe


Today, interest in dietary collagen is growing at an astounding rate, and with good reason. The benefits of a collagen-rich diet are remarkable, ranging from better weight control to enhanced digestion, clearer skin, reduced inflammation, and improved immune function. Dietary collagen provides a unique blend of amino acids and other compounds, making it critical for everyone, including infants, young children, the elderly, athletes, pregnant women, new mothers, and adult men and women. Simply put: When we don’t get enough of the beneficial compounds found in collagen-rich foods, we experience more injuries, chronic aches and pain, digestive issues, and other symptoms associated with aging. And most people don’t get enough. Collagen is the missing ingredient that can help all of us live longer, healthier, more vital lives. In The Collagen Diet, Dr. Axe describes how collagen helps maintain the structure and integrity of almost every part of the body. You’ll learn how your skin, hair, nails, bones, disks, joints, ligaments, tendons, arterial walls, and gastrointestinal tract all depend on the consumption of collagen-rich foods…continue reading here.

Jesus, Day By Day By Sharon Kaselonis


Jesus is the very essence of the Scriptures. The Old Testament points to Him and the New Testament reveals Him. If we look for Him, we will find Him on every page and in every story. When reading through the lens of Jesus, we find purpose in the Old Testament sacrifices; pictures of our Savior in the rejection and heartache of Joseph; a future hope pointing directly to Christ in the sweet love story of Ruth and Boaz; and meaning to even the deepest sorrows in Job. This daily devotional will help you learn to recognize Jesus written on every page of God’s story. Come along on a journey that will guide you in reading the entire Bible, chronologically, in one year, help you see connections to Jesus throughout the Old Testament, deepen your understanding of the themes of Scripture, inspire you with 365 daily devotions to strengthen your love for Jesus and intensify your appreciation for God’s Word. Jesus, Day by Day will bring renewed life to your devotional time as you learn to recognize God’s plan of love, mercy, and grace woven through every page of Scripture…continue reading here.

Jesus In Me By Anne Graham Lotz


In Jesus in Me, Anne Graham Lotz draws on her rich biblical knowledge as well as her personal journey—including her recent cancer diagnosis—to help us understand that the Holy Spirit is not a magic genie, a flame of fire, or a vague feeling. He is a Person who prays for us, guides us in our relationships and decisions, comforts us in pain, and stays by our side at all times. In this seminal teaching, she explores seven key aspects of the Holy Spirit that will revolutionize how you understand and relate to this vital third Person in the Trinity. As Anne writes, “One of my deepest, richest joys has been discovering by experience who the Holy Spirit is in every step of my life’s journey. Each name that He has been given—Helper, Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counselor, Strengthener, and Standby—reveals another aspect of His beautiful character and has provoked in me a deep love for the One who is my constant Companion . . . Jesus in me.” Discover how to better love and rely on the person of the Holy Spirit—and embrace how much He loves you through His presence, power, and provision in our daily lives…continue reading here.

The Book Review Companion By David Wogahn


The Book Review Companion is a handy reference guide, loaded with feedback from authors and real-world experience. It includes step-by-step instructions for getting and using book reviews. Proven review strategies applicable to any book, and any author. The ten major sources for reviews, including sixty resources. Amazon review policies demystified and clarified. A complete guide to soliciting and using endorsements and blurbs. Detailed instructions and resources for contacting book bloggers. A special bonus section written specifically for new authors. No matter where you are in your author journey—traditionally published or self-published—you’ll find yourself returning to this guide again and again…continue reading here.

A Silken Thread By Kim Vogel Sawyer


For readers who love a heartwarming romance and a rich historical setting comes a tale of a young woman with a heavy burden, the International Cotton Exposition, and the pursuit of true love. Eighteen-year-old Laurel Millard, youngest of seven children, is expected to stay home and “take care of Mama” by her older siblings, but Laurel has dreams of starting her own family. Operating a silk loom at the Atlanta Exposition will give her the chance to capture the heart of a man wealthy enough to take care of Laurel and any children she might bear, as well as her mother…continue reading here.

Cross Of A Different Kind By Anthony Maranise


CANCER: with often abrupt and unwelcome entry into human lives as well as profound multi-dimensional impact, such an illness is, for many, considered to be a ruthless thief, intent on stealing not only joy, but life itself. Of course, even as cancer attempts to steal life and captivate those under its hold, lest we forget that as powerful an adversary as it may seem, it is no contestant against the power of the One who “has come to set the captives free” (Luke 4:18) and who is Life itself (John 14:6) and its Source. Cross of a Different Kind: Cancer & Christian Spirituality draws upon the richness of Christian…continue reading here.

12 Days At Bleakly Manor By Michelle Griep


When CLARA CHAPMAN receives an intriguing invitation to spend Christmas at an English manor home, she is hesitant yet compelled to attend—for if she remains the duration of the twelve-day celebration, she is promised a sum of one thousand pounds. That’s enough money to bring her brother back from America and reinstate their stolen family fortune. But is she walking into danger? It appears so, especially when she comes face to face with…continue reading here.

Love, Sex & Money: The R3 Factor Of Great Relationships By Ron & Tina Konkin


This book is not just another world-view about LOVE, SEX, and MONEY, but rather a powerful, proven system that is restoring marriages in crisis. The R3 Factor of Great Relationships is a revolutionary approach to rewriting and restoring your relationships. It covers the most critical areas of marriage. There are many factors that can make or break a relationship…continue reading here.

Under Shade Of The Banyan Tree by Angela Pisaturo


Julia DeLuca had a six figure job, penthouse apartment overlooking Central Park, and a boyfriend who was climbing the corporate ladder. So why was she unhappy? Julia felt life had more to offer than prestige and fancy things; she needed to explore that possibility. But she had one major obstacle; her controlling father who did not hide his disappointment of her. In a bold move to find purpose, Julia leaves it all behind for a chance to serve in the missions of India…continue reading here.

Caregiver Defined By Michael Fortuna


Winner of Today’s Caregiver Magazine 2017 Caregiver Friendly® Award.

“Think of this book as a casserole for caregivers, an awkward but sincere gift left on the doorstep that will make them feel more understood and validated.”

The humble casserole holds a special place in the world of empathy – when you don’t know exactly what to say to someone…continue reading here.

Simplify Your Life From The Inside Out By Mark Wayne Smith


“I just wish things could be simpler!” If that has been your lament, and if you still haven’t found anything that really helps…or lasts…you are not alone. As the world gets busier and faster, your life can easily become more complicated, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In Simplify Your Life from THE INSIDE OUT: The 7 Keys to Finding Inner Peace, you will find the practical and effective advice that you’ve been seeking…continue reading here.

Worth Fighting For By Emily Camp


Declan Light is certain that since he chose to dedicate his life to God that God will bless him. His plan to marry his high school girlfriend, Miley, and get his Bible college degree are right on track. So it is a surprise to him when things start to look less than ideal. When his confidence in his relationship and God falter on the tails of a tragedy, Declan wonders if there’s anything left worth fighting for….continue reading here.

The Thing With Feathers By Anne Sweazy-Kulju


As the inhabitants of Cloverdale, Oregon, welcomed in the twentieth century, they were not unaccustomed to hard times and thorny situations. Small communities banded together for protection and hope. Heroes and villains were often difficult to decipher. When an itinerate Baptist preacher arrived with his baby daughter and a wife lost on the trail, there was no one prepared to suspect what lurid secrets and heartbreak he might be concealing…continue reading here.

North Star Home By Megan Easley-Walsh


Ann Scarlet is no thief, but when the Yankee sheriff catches her she might just steal his heart. Ann Scarlet has a single goal when journeying from her home in Savannah to Red River Rocks Falls, Nebraska in 1875: find Whittaker and get back the land deed he stole from her brother. It seems simple enough, until Sheriff Crambert finds her with her hands full of money as she rifles through a pile of land deeds…continue reading here.

Above Rubies by Keely Brooke Keith


It’s 1863, and schoolteacher Olivia Owens believes education should be a top priority in the newly established settlement of Good Springs. Between planning lessons and helping out on her family’s homestead, Olivia doesn’t have time for Gabriel McIntosh’s charming advances. When the council denies her request to build a schoolhouse, Olivia must challenge their ruling and teach private lessons—all while hiding frequent bouts of word blindness (dyslexia)…continue reading here.

Missionaries, Mercenaries & Murder by Suzanne Pearson


Alex Carpenter’s life is shattered when his friend and partner is gunned down. With his confidence shaken, he turns in his badge and gun and accepts an offer to build a church in the Congo, hoping for time alone to heal.

Molly Quinn is on a mission to save souls and heal bodies. Nothing is too difficult for her to handle until a police officer from Kikwit demands she come to his city to identify a body that turns out to be her friend and a fellow American…continue reading here.

Destress to Success by Leo Wilcocks


Stress often strikes at inconvenient times, when most stress management techniques would be embarrassingly obvious. Have you ever used yoga poses during a confrontation with a co-worker or your partner? How about going for a walk in the middle of a company meeting? And how long does the relaxation from a stress relief tip really last? In DeStress to Success, Leo Willcocks offers powerful tools for immediate and lasting stress relief, during even the most difficult situations…continue reading here.

Aboard Providence by Keely Brooke Keith


In November 1860, Marian Foster joins a group of Virginia families who are sailing away from America to form a new settlement off the coast of Brazil. As an amateur botanist, Marian eagerly anticipates exploring a new land. She boards Providence confident in the group’s plan, but during the voyage, her heart is drawn to Jonah Ashton, the secretive and sullen ship’s physician. Jonah Ashton is determined to finish medical school before rumors of Southern rebellion erupt into all-out war…continue reading here.

caitlyns-christmas-wishCaitlyn’s Christmas Wish by Laura L. Walker


Just when former model and single mother Caitlyn Drevier Reel has finally put her life on track after a divorce and six-month stint in rehab, she is surprised to receive an invitation from her ex-in-laws to spend Christmas with the family. After all, she reasons, her ex-husband Grant is constantly on the road with his band and it’s only fair to allow them to get to know her young son, Brody. What Caitlyn isn’t prepared for, however, is the spark of attraction she feels toward Ridge…continue reading here.

wp-1477054396835.jpegShaken: Discovering Your True Identity In The Midst Of Life’s Storm by Tim Tebow


First, he was a beloved college football champion, Heisman trophy winner, media sensation, and best-selling author drafted in the first round of the 2010 Draft. Then he had a miracle playoff run with the Denver Broncos before being traded to the New York Jets. After one season he was cut by New York. Next he was signed by the New England Patriots then let go after training camp—a scenario that repeated itself the following summer with the Philadelphia Eagles…continue reading here.

the-writers-book-launch-guideThe Writer’s Book Launch Guide by Keely Brooke Keith


The Writer’s Book Launch Guide: A Step-By-Step Plan to Give Your Book the Best Launch Possible

Let The Writer’s Book Launch Guide lead you through the marketing and promotional tasks every author should do to ensure a successful book launch. Filled with explanations of essential tasks, an abundance of publicity suggestions, and ideas to personalize your promotions, The Writer’s Book Launch Guide will provide you with a step-by-step plan for a fun and fulfilling book launch. Discover how and when to…continue reading here.

beyond_the_skyline-3Beyond The Skyline by Brody Lane Gregg


Alex Lane is a hardened criminal. A misfit. A freak. When he is released from a juvenile detention center at the age of eighteen, he doesn’t know what he will do with his life. Alex does not want to return to a life of crime, but he is not sure how to change. A criminal is all he has ever been. And thus he begins his journey. Alex finds himself living with his brother and his family, a family he does not know. He also finds friends who eagerly accept him into their group of misfits. On the outside, everything seems to be going his way, but inside, Alex struggles to leave his criminal life behind…continue reading here.

51n1fa54n6l._sy346_.jpgA Better Promise by Kathy Bosman


When Braedon hires shy and serious Alicia as a secretary in his furniture business, he falls for her instantly. Alicia admires Braedon for his kindness and warms up to him despite her decision not to. There’s just one problem—Alicia has plans to enter the mission field and follow her vow to remain single the rest of her life. When she takes up an offer to help teach the Basotho teenagers in Lesotho, things don’t go as smoothly as she hoped. Braedon soon gets wind of her troubles and joins her. But will Alicia open her heart to love or hold fast to her childhood pledge…continue reading here.

51mj5zcu78l._uy250_.jpgSophia Redeemed by B. Benfield


Bouncing around the foster care system, Sophia has a horrible life until at the age of eighteen; she flees her abusive “father.” Trying to survive on the streets, she is taken in by a pimp, Jax. While she makes enough money to rent a rundown apartment, Jax’s percentage leaves her struggling to pay her own way.

While treating herself to a cup of coffee, she meets Matt. The persistent young man asks her out, not realizing her circumstances. When Sophia reveals her past and shares with him her current life, Matt is undeterred.

A violent, life-changing encounter with Jax brings Matt to her rescue. He takes her to his parents’ guesthouse, where she is welcomed and given a job in his father’s church. The only stipulation is she must attend church with the family…continue reading here.

First Family CoverFirst Family by Alice Langholt


If you’re a reader who enjoyed “The Red Tent,” you would most certainly enjoy this new book of biblical fiction, “First Family.” You may have heard the story of Adam and Eve. But, the biblical account leaves many questions unanswered. How did Eve entice Adam to eat that fateful fruit? What did God think about their disobedience? How did they figure out how to survive outside the garden? What did Eve think about being pregnant? What were Cain and Abel like as kids, and how did they get along with their parents? Why did Abel and Cain decide to make an offering to God, and what were God’s reasons for rejecting Cain’s? What happened when Cain killed Abel, and what was it like for Adam and Eve to discover what had happened…continue reading here.

product_thumbnail.jpgThe Gift of Singlehood by Nicole A. Jones


Marriage is not a guaranteed lifestyle. At any given moment in life and for various reasons, people become single. The realism of Christian Singlehood is often significantly underestimated, dismissively regarded, and insensitively discussed. Christian singlehood is an intentional lifestyle. It is a strategic standard of living. It is lived by a divine plan created by God’s unique outline. This book introduces singlehood as a phase of acquaintanceship with God, and concludes that if God permits people to live single, then He is confident that they can live so His way.

This book is written to singles from a single person’s perspective. It does not address married people, neither does it demote or devalue marriage…continue reading here.

51nvrafex8l._uy250_.jpgI Am: The Blueprint Of Humanity by Dave Hernandez


This book is about a journey that starts in the heart and mind of our Trinitarian-God Creator. It’s our adventure, the odyssey of Mankind from Adam to Christ. Venture with them through the dark places of your fallen condition to the pastures of your risen state in Christ. Recover your true identity – the original blueprint of every human being. Clear your pathway so you can find that which mankind has lost – I AM!.

The author takes on the voices of two main characters who played the most significant roles in the History of Mankind: Adam and Jesus. He poses them as lecturers, guides, each sharing their role in the vast story of man’s Redemption, each leading you toward finding the lost bounty…continue reading here.

The Lady and the LionheartThe Lady And The Lionheart by Joanne Bischof


Two worlds collide when the circus comes to Victorian-era Virginia.

Raised amid the fame and mystique of the Big Top, Charlie Lionheart holds the audience in the palm of his hand. But while his act captivates thousands, it’s away from the spotlight where his true heart lies. Here he humbly cares for his pride of lions as if they were his brothers, a skill of bravery and strength that has prepared him for his most challenging feat yet—freeing an orphaned infant from the dark bondage of a sideshow. A trade so costly, it requires his life in exchange for hers, leaving him tarnished by the price of that choice.

As the circus tents are raised on the outskirts of Roanoke, country nurse Ella Beckley arrives to tend to this ill Gypsy girl…continue reading here.

Samara's PerilSamara’s Peril by Jaye L. Knight


When news arrives that Emperor Daican has been in contact with his chief war strategist, it signals potential doom for the country of Samara. Determined to intervene, the resistance in Landale, headed by Lady Anne, embark on a covert mission in hopes of unearthing further information. However, a shocking discovery leads to complications no one could have foreseen.

Armed with their newfound knowledge, they set out for Samara to warn the king. War is inevitable, and they must face two desperate battles—one on the walls of Samara’s great stronghold, and the other on the battlefield of Jace’s heart, where victory might only be achievable through great sacrifice…continue reading here.

The sound of EmeraldsThe sound of Emeralds (Steadfast Love, #3) by Rachelle Rea


What once was blazing hatred has turned to lasting love, but could the union of a wild heart with that of a lady ever result in more than heartache?

With the help of an old friend with uncertain loyalties, Dirk inches ever closer to clearing his name. Gwyneth throws her faith into good tidings and the promise of a future as a family. But an old evil comes to call, just as tragedy rips apart a fledgling truce. Enemies from the past and grief for the future threaten to tear asunder what God had brought together…continue reading here.

Mardan's Mark - Kathrese McKeeMardan’s Mark (Mardan’s Mark, #1) by Kathrese McKee


Death is not their deepest fear.

Abducted by pirates and taken behind enemy lines across the Great Gulf, Princess Srilani is determined to save her sisters and younger brother, the crown prince, from captivity.

She convinces their caretaker, Aldan, and his brother slaves to share the perilous journey home. This ragtag group of unlikely heroes sets out on a quest — pursued by cutthroat pirates, merciless priests, and marauding soldiers — toreturn the heir to his kingdom before war breaks out…continue reading here.

Healer's Curse - Kathrese McKeeHealer’s Curse (Mardan’s Mark, Companion Novella) by Kathrese McKee)


Lady Elilan heals people. Or does she?

The fever is back, and people in Northern Marst are dying. After Elilan’s husband dies under her care, she abandons her divine gift of healing. What good is the “gift” if she can’t save those she loves?

Her faith is put to the test when the king commands her to nurse a seriously wounded enemy soldier back to health. Will she rely on her knowledge of medicine or entrust her patient’s life—and her good name—to the One who gave her the gift she has neglected? Elilan must decide what she really believes when death threatens again…continue reading here.

Stella - Elle E KayStella by Elle E. Kay


Abandoned by her dearest friend, Stella is running-scared. Life and death decisions force her to re-examine her faith, as well as her priorities. The handsome, Jason, only exacerbates her anxiety. Should she trust him? Something is amiss in the quiet town of Edinsville. How will Stella fare as her world gets turned upside down?

Stella is a stand-alone romantic suspense novel. It is the first book in the Edinsville Series

Semi-finalist in ACFW Genesis Contest – 2015…continue reading here.

OvercomeOvercome by Emily Camp


Picking her life back up after a tragedy seems to be easy for Carly. At least on the outside.

She tries to keep her true brokenness hidden from the rest of the world.

An unexpected friendship leads into more than what she is ready for.

Together they work through their pain, but can she let go of the past long enough to see what is ahead…continue reading here.

Prayer Warrior By Stormie Omartian


No one can sit on the sidelines today when it comes to spiritual matters. A war is going on between good and evil, and every believer is involved. For every Christian who wants a meaningful prayer life that is more than just asking for blessings, bestselling author Stormie Omartian shows how to pray with strength and purpose—prayers resulting in great victory, not only personally but also in advancing God’s kingdom and glory. Readers will find help and encouragement in 12 practical and significant chapters that address knowing your Commander and standing on His side, being certain of your authority in prayer…continue reading here.

The Dead-Simple Guides 3-PackThe Dead-simple Guide 3-pack Series (Part 2) by Nick Thacker


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…continue reading here.

The Dead-Simple Guides 3-PackThe Dead-simple Guide 3-pack Series (Part 1) by Nick Thacker


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…continue reading here.