Friday, January 19, 2018

The Melody of the Soul by Liz Tolsa

Anna has one chance for survival—and it lies in the hands of her mortal enemy.

It’s 1943 and Anna Zadok, a Jewish Christian living in Prague, has lost nearly everything. Most of her family has been deported, and the Nazi occupation ended her career as a concert violinist. Now Anna is left to care for her grandmother, and she’ll do anything to keep her safe—a job that gets much harder when Nazi officer Horst Engel is quartered in the flat below them.

Though musical instruments have been declared illegal, Anna defiantly continues to play the violin. But Horst, dissatisfied with German ideology, enjoys her soothing music. When Anna and her grandmother face deportation, Horst risks everything to protect them. 

Anna finds herself falling in love with the handsome officer and his brave heart. But what he reveals might stop the music forever.

Passionate might best describe Liz Tolsma. She loves writing, research, and editing. Her passion shone through in her first novel which was a double award finalist. On any given day, you might find her pulling weeds in her perennial garden, walking her hyperactive dog, or curled up with a good book. Nothing means more to her than her family. She’s married her high-school sweetheart twenty-eight years ago. Get her talking about international adoption, and you might never get her to stop. She and her husband adopted three children, including a son who is a U.S. Marine, and two daughters.

My Review

This is one of the most touching books I have read in a long time. It touched my heart. This story had me shed some tears. I so feel for the jewish people. What a life they must of had. To live in fear all their life.  The characters were so well written. I pictured in my head as I was reading it what it must been like. A story of faith and trust and love. can love make it between a jewish woman and a German officer? What will they go through to be together? This is a book you must read. I loved it 5 star. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

NEW RELEASE by Liz Tolsma

It's release day! If you've read the book and loved it, would you please post your review? There's only one on Amazon right now, and it's only a four star! Thanks so much! Hope everyone enjoys the book. It's been a long journey to get here, so this is an especially happy day for me!

Monday, January 15, 2018

From a Distance by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

He wants independence. She longs for safety. Will they find a way to be together for good?

Beginning a new life, Shanna Becket, secures employment as a Children’s Society Agency Agent. Her first assignment makes a stop her hometown bringing her dangerously close to meeting her abusive stepfather. What she didn’t count on is the distraction of a handsome stranger who sends her heart fluttering.

A second son who is second-best, Aidan Sollar hopes that his latest venture is his ticket to independence from his overbearing father. His travels bring him and Shanna together. He finds a longing for her love that won’t release him.

When a sick orphan brings them together, Shanna is forced to place her well-being in Aidan’s hands. But when he treats her with the kindness of love she begins to hope at the possibility of love.

If you like heroines who take risks and orphan train stories then you'll love Diana Lesire Brandmeyer's powerful tale. Journey back in time with this love story today!

Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
CBA and ECPA Best-Selling Christian author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life.

Sometimes we don't know how strong we can be until we are forced to react to something harmful to us or our families. Brandmeyer writes fiction about women choosing to challenge their fears even though they want to run from them. By the end of their journey, they have become the strong women God intends. Perhaps you'll see a bit of yourself between the covers.

My Review
I love Diana's books they are wonderful good clean reads. They  are wonderful romance stories with great well written characters. Shanna has had a very ruff life  from abuse from a stepfather.  finally able to run away catches a train to get out of there.  Not knowing what she can do to support herself she runs in to a lady who cares for orphans. She feels for these kids because she is pretty much one herself. She fears for them and being united to new people to have a family. She doesn't see that they will be treated with love. She falls fard with her feelings towards a little girl. But what can she do she has nothing herself? She meets a man on the train who is very kind to her but she is leery of him. BUt a sick orphan brings them working close together over the child being sick. But her thoughts are no man would want her. Her stepfather always told her no man would have her. Can god work between these two and help them both with things in their lives? Wonderful book you won't want to miss.  

A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal

Ana Brassfield has her path to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House all figured out until her first love, renowned German dancer Claus Gert, returns to Georgia to win her back. Despite a promising start towards her ballet career and pending marriage to landscape architect, Peter Engberg, Ana wonders if her dreams of dancing at the Met are as impossible as her previous romantic relationship with Claus. 

Then, an on-stage kiss between Ana and Claus changes everything. 

Convinced the kiss is more than a one-time mistake, Peter breaks off their engagement. With an old dog crippled by arthritis and dreams deferred but not left behind, Ana moves to Germany to be with Claus. But the ghost of his late wife, Ana’s own feelings for Peter, and the pressure of earning a spot in a large ballet company are a high price for a shot at success. Ana seems on the verge of having everything she ever dreamed of, but will it be enough?

Written for the General Market (G) (I): Contains little or no; sexual dialogue or situations, violence, or strong language. May also contain some content of an inspirational/religious nature. Similar romance novels in this genre may be categorized as: christian romance, inspirational romance, christian fiction, and clean, wholesome romance.

Patricia Beal 

Patricia Beal is a 2015 Genesis semi-finalist and First Impressions finalist. She is represented by Bob Hostetler of The Steve Laube Agency, and A Season to Dance is her debut novel (Bling! Romance / Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, May 2017). She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati in 1998 with a B.A. in English Literature and has worked for the U.S. Army as a writer and editor for many years. Patricia writes from Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and two children. Visit her at

My Review

What a beautiful novel by Patricia Beal. I think every little girls dreams of being a ballerina. Well written story. Loved her characters. Ana think s she has life figured out and about to marry and she is dancing. That is until she sees her dance partner is. O my her first love is put in the spot to be her Romeo.  Going to be easy she just marries Peter and move on after Romeo and Juliet is over. But there is a kiss!!! Now she has a choice to make.  Wonderful! First book I have read by Patricia sure it won't be the last. 

Devotions For the Hungry Heart by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

This simple little book of story-based devotions will change your world, one day at a time.

"Whether you have a healthy craving for more Jesus, or the barely discernible taste for a relationship with Him that seems beyond your reach, the glorious truth is that God put that hunger in your heart in the first place, and He is more willing to fan that flame than you or I could ever be."
--From the Introduction

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, the Belle of All Things Southern, is back with a devotional guide for the Jesus-hungry heart. Grounded in scripture and offered in the author’s signature storytelling style, this devotional invites you to God's table for a continual feast. With six prominent themes including Sharing, Needing, Celebrating, Praying, Surrendering, and Being Intentional, you'll be challenged and encouraged to develop God-honoring traits in your spiritual life.

A delightful companion book to Tomlinson’s Hungry Is a Mighty Fine SauceDevotions for the Hungry Heart features a bonus full-color insert featuring more than a dozen mouthwatering recipes plus photos. You're guaranteed to find nourishment for your body as well as your spirit!


Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

Shellie is the fun-loving energetic storytelling host of ATS LIVE, a radio talk show that airs live every Monday evening on TALK 540 out of Monroe, Louisiana. In addition, her pretaped All Things Southern radio segments air Monday through Friday on 28 affiliates across the south. Shellie is a popular humorist, speaker, and the author of the nonfiction humor titles Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On” and Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy!” Both received nominations for SIBA Nonfiction Book of the Year and led Jeff Foxworthy to call her, "Laugh out loud funny!" Kori and Missy Robertson of A&E's Duck Dynasty endorsed Shellie's latest release and debut book in the faith market, Heart Wide Open, saying it will fuel your desire for a deeper relationship with God. Watch for Shellie's upcoming storytelling cookbook, "Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce", set to be released from Barbor Publishing October 2016!

My Review

A wonderful little devotional book full of life experiences by Shellie. If you have a craving for more of Jesus come go through this Devo with her and her own life experiences. Reach devo for the day also has a  Bible verse that goes with the message for the day to meditate on. Twenty weeks of devotions and a bonus of some yummy recipes. (I must try). I'm sure you will find a devo or two that you will think thats me. (raising my hand). Remember we can all have a Mr. Bubble day! :)  Liked that devo in the book.. As your sitting down with a cup of coffee read a devo each day. They only take a few minutes. They will bless you! 

We love, because He first loved us
1 John 4:19

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hannah's Angel by Sharon Srock

Needed: One Christmas miracle
When Jillian Rishi shared the news of her pregnancy with her boyfriend, Wesley Price, he left the country. Unable to stay away from the woman he loves, he returned five months later to reclaim Jillian and their unborn daughter. Now they’re on the run, hiding from the dishonest lawyer who’s determined to take their baby. And hope is running out…

More than just a girl’s day out.
A leisurely day of Christmas shopping, that was the plan when Callie, Terri, Pam, and Karla went to the mall. They never expected to be embroiled in a mystery, never expected the mystery to turn into an FBI investigation, never expected to deliver a baby in the middle of nowhere in a Christmas Eve blizzard.

Just a simple paper angel.
Hannah’s angel is on a mission from God and paper or not, she refuses to be ignored until her charge gets the Christmas miracle she so desperately needs.


Sharon Srock

Author Sharon Srock went from science fiction to Christian fiction at slightly less than warp speed. Thirty years ago, she cut her writer's teeth on Star Trek fiction. Today, she writes inspirational stories that focus on ordinary women using their faith to accomplish extraordinary things. Sharon lives in the middle of nowhere Oklahoma with her husband and three very large dogs. When she isn’t working or writing, she loves to read, cook, and travel. She’s still working on a way to do all three at the same time.

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My Review

I love Christmas stories! Sharon wrote a beautiful Christmas story and also has adventure and mystery. Jillian who is pregnant and decides since her boyfriend left agrees to give up her baby. But he comes back to claim them. Which bring a lot of trouble. Cause a very dishonest lawyer is after them to get the baby. So they are on a run to hide from him.   Jillian makes friends with Callie, Terri, Pam, and Karla. They never dreamed they be involved with a mystery and the F.B.I.. Awesome book your going to want to read. Sharon doesn't let us down in this great story of how well she writes.