Saturday, May 5, 2018

No Safe Place by H.L. Wegley

After ex-football star, Matt Mathison, allows a career-ending injury to send him to the far country, the prodigal wants to come home and regain his honor. But Matt returns with an assassin on his trail. When he encounters a young woman with secrets, a woman he is drawn to and who seems to need him, he must choose between helping her or endangering her.
Miranda (Randi) Richards, a young meteorologist, takes a job in a remote area near the Olympic National Park to nurse her wounds after her parents brutally disowned her when she converted to Christianity at college. When Randi, a world-class, middle-distance runner literally runs into Matt on a park trail, she believes she's found someone who can help heal her heart. But she learns Matt has secrets that threaten both her heart and her life. 
No Safe Place is an action-filled, romantic-suspense story that races from the scenic beaches of the Olympic National Park to the beauty of Lake Chelan in Central Washington State, a story of courage, honor, faith, forgiveness, and love.

H. L.  ( Harry) Wegley


H. L. Wegley served in the US Air Force as an Intelligence Analyst and a Weather Officer. He is a Meteorologist who, while working as a forecaster and a Research Scientist in Atmospheric Physics, published extensively in the scientific literature. After earning an MS in Computer Science, he worked more than two decades as a Systems Programmer at Boeing before retiring in the Seattle area, where he and his wife of 50 years enjoy small-group ministry, their grandchildren, beach hiking, snorkeling Maui whenever they can, and where he writes inspirational thrillers and high-action, romantic suspense novels. Besides his scientific publications, he published one non-fiction work, Colby and Me: Growing up in the '50s, a humorous collection of the childhood adventures of an early baby boomer. Check out his author site at

My Review
This book will keep you glued to it. For sure a page turner full of action and adventure. Plus some sweet romance. Well written and loved the characters.  Matt Mathison has lost out on his career in football do to a bad injury.  Leaves to make a new life for himself in the country.  But his pass has followed him there to kill him. While out on a run he me meets Randi a beautiful woman out on a run herself. Something is drawing them together, but should he even get close with a killer on his heals and a pass to clean up? This story is not just  romance but a matter of honor , trust , faith, forgiveness and courage. Like I said it is action packed. Looking forward to book 2.  

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Prayer Map for Women by Barbour Staff

What Does Prayer Look Like? . . .
Find out in The Prayer Map for Women

This engaging prayer journal is a fun and creative way for you to more fully experience the power of prayer. Each page features a lovely 2-color design that guides you to write out specific thoughts, ideas, and lists. . .which then creates a specific "map" for you to follow as you talk to God. Each map includes a spot to record the date, so you can look back on your prayers and see how God has worked in your life. The Prayer Map for Women will not only encourage you to spend time talking with God about the things that matter most. . .it will also help you build a healthy spiritual habit of continual prayer for life!


My Review

What a wonderful way to spend time with God everyday! Love this little journal book. Helps keep you inline with God each day. Each day  has a spot for the date, a spot to talk to God and to give thanks for what He has done for you. We all have things we are concerned about guess what a spot for that also. A spot where we can add people we are praying for. For that day  I can write whats happening to me now on this day. There is a place for needs that I need to share with God.  A verse each day to meditate on. The book is a perfect size to carry with you. Very pretty cover also. Make a wonderful gift to give to other lady friends.

Promises Renewed by Mary Manners

A heartbreaking secret stands between Brianna and Jackson, and she plans to keep it that way...

When Brianna Caufield hosts an online auction to raise money for her fledgling youth center, the last thing she expects is to be matched for a date with Jackson Reed. Lured by the fame of an NFL career, the hometown hero and all-star quarterback broke off their engagement without so much as a backward glance. Now, washed-up and wiser, Jack’s come home with renewed faith and a changed heart—and he wants Brianna back. 

No matter how much she still cares for Jackson, Brianna knows the secret she harbors will destroy any chance of a future together. Can Jack find a way to coax the secret to the surface? And if he does, will forgiveness draw them closer together…or will their love be shattered forever?

Mary Manners

Mary Manners is a multi award-winning author of sweet romance. She has two sons and a daughter, as well as three beautiful grandchildren. She currently lives along the sunny shores of Jacksonville Beach with her husband Tim. 

While growing up in Chicago, Mary worked her way through a variety of jobs including paper girl, figure skating instructor, pizza chef, and nanny before going on to pursue a career in teaching and administration. Many of these experiences add a touch of humor to her stories. Mary loves long sunrise runs, lazy ocean sunsets, flavored coffee, and dark chocolate--lots of chocolate.

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My Review

If you love inspirational sweet romances Mary Manners has wonderful books you will love. Novellas to fill that time slot when you have a little time to read. Guarantee she will full fill your reading addiction. Sweet like chocolate!  Jackson has come back home wondering can he rekindle a love he left behind when he pursued his NFL career. Brianna  in home town running something dear to her heart a program for youth. But finances are becoming a big problem keeping it open. Brianna still has deep feelings for Jackson but she has a deep dark secret. If she tells him can he forgive her? Wow great question and a wonderful story. Get the novella and see what is ahead for the future of all of them. Well written and wonderful characters. Mary never disappoints! 

First Love Forever (Romance Collection) Erica Vetsch, Susanne Dietze, Cynthia Hickey, Marcia Gruver, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Martha Rogers, Lorna Seilstad, Connie Stevens, Jennifer Uhlaril

A first love is never easily forgotten...
and coming face to face with that person again can be awkward when the heartstrings are still holding on to the “what ifs.”

In settings from 1865 to 1910, nine couples are thrown back on the same path by life’s changes and challenges. A neighbor returns from law school. An heiress seeks a quick marriage. A soldier’s homecoming is painful. A family needs help. A prodigal son returns. A rogue aeronaut drops from the sky. A runaway bridegroom comes home. A letter for aid is sent. A doctor needs a nurse. Can love rekindle despite the separation of time and space?

First Things First by Susanne Dietze
1877 – South Texas: Texas rancher’s daughter Georgie Bridge mourned when her first love, Ward Harper, left town to study the law, but now he’s back—as opposing counsel in a case against her father.

Susanne Dietze began writing love stories in high school, casting her friends in the starring roles. Today, she's the award-winning author of a dozen new and upcoming historical romances. A pastor's wife and mom of two, she loves fancy-schmancy tea parties, the beach, and curling up on the couch with a costume drama and a plate of nachos. You can visit her on her website,, and sign up for her newsletter for an occasional cheery hello:

My Review

Sweet romance by Susanne Dietze. Georgie first love has returned to town. Will there be any sparks left? Ward left to become a lawyer and wow one of his first cases would involve Georgie's Dad.  Ward is the opposing counsel.  Can Ward and Georgie get to the bottom of what happened and clear her Dad or will this just drive a stake between them? Loved the characters. 

A Most Reluctant Bride by Cynthia Hickey

1880 – Ozark foothill ranch: Maggie Spoonmore marries her father’s former foreman, Zach Colton in order to salvage her reputation, yet struggles to believe he married her for love and not her inheritance.
Cynthia Hickey has been making up stories since she was a child. How fortunate that she finally found an outlet for her, uh, fictional tellings. 

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Multi-published and Amazon and ECPA Best-Selling author Cynthia Hickey has sold over a million copies of her works since 2013. She has taught a Continuing Education class at the 2015 American Christian Fiction Writers conference, several small ACFW chapters and RWA chapters. She and her husband run the small press, Winged Publications, which includes some of the CBA’s best well-known authors. She lives in Arizona with her husband, one of their seven children, two dogs, one cat, and three box turtles. She has eight grandchildren who keep her busy and tell everyone they know that “Nana is a writer”.
My Review
 Another sweet romance novella by Cynthia Hickey. Maggie Spoonmore and her mother are really down on their luck since  her father died. They are about to lose the ranch. So her mother steps in and kinda sells her to pay off the note.  Maggie does not  want to marry someone whom she doesn't love. How is she going to get out of this and still save her Dad's ranch? Loved  it. 

Weeping Willow by Marcia Gruver
May of 1861 – Port Royal, Virginia: In Civil War Virginia, tables are turned for Willow Bates when Julian Finney, her childhood crush and steadfast defender, returns from the war a broken man in need of rescue.

Best-selling author Marcia Gruver’s southern-comfortable roots lend touches of humor and threads of faith to her writing. When she’s not pounding a keyboard, you’ll find her clutching a game system controller, riding shotgun on Texas Hill Country treks, or sipping mugs of hot tea on the front porch. Lifelong Texans, Marcia and her husband Lee have five children, thirteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren—so far!

My Review

His Anchor by Carrie Fancett Pagels
1894 – Mackinac Island, Michigan: Robert Swaine, a ship captain, returns to Mackinac Island where his first love, Sadie Duvall struggles to support her siblings. Will she anchor him to the island he has vowed to leave behind?

Carrie Fancett Pagels loves to read and write stories about overcoming with God's help (including a Romantic Times Top Pick inspirational novel) and has her fifteenth romance publication releasing in the spring 2018. Carrie is an ECPA-bestselling award-winning author of Christian historical romance. She won in the national "The Story" contest in the Historical category with "The Quilting Contest." She's been a finalist with novells and novels in The Maggie Awards for Excellence, The Holt Medallion contest, and the Selah Awards. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn't "cure" her overactive imagination! She resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia, which is perfect for her love of history. Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel – but not all at the same time!

My Review

 Another sweet romance by Carrie Fancett Pagels.  I love her novellas.  For little book it has a lot in packed into it. Always sweet and clean. Well written  . Characters you fall in love with. Sadie is having a hard time supporting all her siblings. What is she to do.. Robert has returned but will he stay on Mackinac Island and be her anchor? 

After the Ball by Martha Rogers
1910 – Dallas, Texas: Chase Thornton, a wealthy oil man yearns for the life of a cowboy and his first love, Susannah King, but can she trust him to keep his word to leave the city and stay on the ranch?  

Martha Rogers was born in Texas and lived in Dallas the first 18 years of her life. After graduating from Baylor University she moved to Houston and has been there ever since. Martha is a retired teacher at both secondary and college levels. She and her husband Rex enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and attending football, baseball, and basketball games when one of the grandchildren is playing or performing. Her two great-grandsons are most important right now. Martha loves to cook and experimenting with recipes and enjoys scrapbooking when she has time and isn't on a deadline.

My Review

Lighter Than Air by Lorna Seilstad
1900 – St. Louis, Missouri: After Titus Knott crashes his hot air balloon behind Ella Mason’s boarding school, he must convince his former sweetheart that his words are true and not full of hot air.

Lorna Seilstad has called Iowa home her whole life. She received her B.S. in education from Lubbock Christian University. After her first child was born, she stopped teaching and became a professional wiper. "I wiped noses, tears, skinned knees, baby's bottoms, and countertops every day. But at naptime, I wrote." Today, she writes historical fiction with a generous dash of humor.

My Review

In Due Season by Connie Stevens
1901 – Whitley, Kansas: Leah Brown accepts her role of town spinster until Gareth Shepherd unexpectedly steps back into her life. Now she’s faced with a choice. Can she forgive the man who jilted her?

Connie Stevens lives with her husband of forty-plus years in north Georgia, within sight of her beloved mountains. She and her husband are both active in a variety of ministries at their church. A lifelong reader, Connie began creating stories by the time she was ten. Her office manager and writing muse is a cat, but she’s never more than a phone call or email away from her critique partners. She enjoys gardening and quilting, but one of her favorite pastimes is browsing antique shops where story ideas often take root in her imagination. Connie has been a member of American Christian Fiction Writers since 2000,

My Review

Heartfelt Echoes by Jennifer Uhlarik
1875—Virginia City, Nevada: A short, urgent letter mentioning his childhood love, Millie Gordon, forces deaf Travis McCaffrey to turn to his estranged birth father for help rescuing the woman he can’t forget.

Jennifer Uhlarik discovered the western genre as a pre-teen, when she swiped the only “horse” book she found on her older brother’s bookshelf. A new love was born. Across the next ten years, she devoured Louis L’Amour westerns and fell in love with the genre. In college at the University of Tampa, she began penning her own story of the Old West. Armed with a B.A. in writing, she has won five writing competitions and finaled in two other competitions. In addition to writing, she has held jobs as a private business owner, a schoolteacher, a marketing director, and her favorite—a full-time homemaker. Jennifer is active in American Christian Fiction Writers and lifetime member of the Florida Writers Association. She lives near Tampa, Florida, with her husband, teenaged son, and four fur children.

My Review

Prescription for Love by Erica Vestch
1905 – New Orleans: Erstwhile fiancĂ©e Natalie Morrison is the last person Dr. Mackenzie wants as his new nurse, but when an epidemic hits, Phin finds she’s come back into his life at the perfect time.

Best-selling, award-winning author Erica Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. She’s a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota, and she married her total opposite and soul mate! When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks. You can connect with her at her website, where you can read about her books and sign up for her newsletter, and you can find her online at where she spends way too much time!

My Review

Wonderful  book of 9 great novellas by 9 wonderful authors. I think we can all remember our first love. How special it was. I don't think we ever forget that and so much more a treasure when you end up marrying him. (I did)  Holding on to old feelings hoping someday just maybe you will be together.  These stories  are settings from 1861 - 1910.  Where 9 couples meet again. Through different challenges can love rekindle despite time and space? Will he become their anchor? I really enjoy these 9 authors and their sweet romances. Susanne Dietze, Cynthia Hickey, Marcia Gruver, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Martha Rogers, Lorna Seilstad, Connie Stevens, Jennifer Uhlarik and Erica Vetsch. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Like Arrows

Kendrick Brothers Help FamilyLife Produce First Feature, 'Like Arrows,' Soaring Onto Big Screens Nationwide for Two Nights This May

Children are the living message we send forth to a time we will not see!

When conflict, rebellion, and resentment overwhelm their family, Charlie and Alice are forced to rethink their parenting strategy. In the process, they realize how critical intentionality and focus are when shaping and molding young lives. Family Life’s first feature film explores the challenges and joys that come with raising children. Through a journey that unfolds over 50 years, Charlie and Alice discover the unmistakable power of family. Together, they learn that knowing and living by God’s Word is what brings transformation and hope to any family.

Fathom Events and Collide Media Group partner to present this unique event in U.S. cinemas on Tuesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. local time (both days). Audiences will also experience an exclusive panel discussion featuring Alex and Stephen KendrickDennis and Barbara Rainey, and Bob Lepine after the event.

Tickets for "Like Arrows" can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 800 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).Purchase tickets

My Review
What a excellent family movie. I must say I couldn't keep a dry eye watching.  Powerful movie.  Charlie and Alice learn God's way to bring up their children.  We can get so busy in our adult life kids tend to be raising themselves. Not the way God intended us to do. We need to raise them from His word. Yes they probably are not going to like it at first but they will grow to love the Lord and will come naturally.  The actors in this movie were great they played their parts well. Eye opener for  mom and dad's . 

" Like arrows in the hands of a warrior, so are the children of ones youth. "
Psalm 127:4

An Angel for Christmas by Raine English

A down-on-her-luck single mom finds love at Christmas.

Alexa Stevens needs a job, or she and her daughter might wind up living out of the car. Blake Collins needs a nanny to help with his spoiled ten-year-old. What seems like the perfect match turns out to be anything but when the two girls and a rambunctious mutt create havoc at Christmas.

Raine English

Raine English is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author who writes sweet small-town contemporary romance, light paranormal, and gothic romantic suspense. She's a Daphne du Maurier Award winner and a Golden Heart finalist. Her books have made the Top 100 Bestseller lists at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and she's been listed in Amazon's Top 100 Most Popular Authors in Romance.

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My Review

Believe my first book I've read by author Raine English sure won't be last. I loved the well written sweet romance.  Almost Christmas time and  Alexa is pretty broke and with a little one to provide for just getting food to eat right now is tuff.  While in grocery store her little ones wants meatballs and chocolate santa clause but  Alexa has to tell her no. So she throws a tantrum. Embarrassed by her actions and thought the cute guy ahead of her must be the worst mother. She calms her pretty quickly he is actually impressed. Why couldn't his daughter be more like that ? She is just want he needs for a nanny. How can he ask her if she like the job?   Cute novella pick it up and see what happens between them and the kids.