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Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Time Counselor Chronicles Series by Danele J. Rotharmel


To stop a cruel serial killer, she must travel twenty-four years into the past... 


Gil Montgomery, a cadet in the Temporal Counseling Program, can’t wait to pass her field exam and become a professional time surfer. The TEMCO program targets death-row offenders for time-based counseling while they’re children. For her exam, Gil will travel twenty-four years into the past to counsel ten-year-old Danny Winston before he murders his abusive babysitter, Rick Olsen. Preventing the stabbing should stop the chain of events leading to Danny’s eventual execution. 

Gil’s assignment seems simple until her advisor, Dr. William Ableman, learns that Rick is a serial killer targeting Danny’s mother. If Gil stays and protects the Winstons, she might not survive. William wants the woman he loves to be pulled from the field, but if Gil fails to complete her assignment, it will unleash a Time Tsunami and destroy the timeline. 

As TEMCO undergoes an emergency lockdown, and Gil’s fellow cadets try to figure out what’s happening, Gil and William learn the importance of faith and the price of true love. Everyone’s fate is resting in Gil’s hands, but does she have the strength she needs to defeat a ruthless serial killer intent on annihilating everyone in his path?

Will she return from the deadly mission?


Pages 350
Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Time-Tsunami-Danele-J-Rotharmel-ebook/dp/B019JBEI1C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490283569&sr=8-1&keywords=time+tsunami


Danele J. Rotharmel

Danele J. Rotharmel’s life took an unexpected turn when a mysterious illness brought her close to death. Eventually, she learned that a low-level carbon monoxide leak from a faulty furnace was slowly poisoning her. This poisoning triggered Multiple Chemical Sensitivity causing her to be put into quarantine. For seven years, she could only talk to friends and extended family through a windowpane. During this time, she wrote the first six books in The Time Counselor Chronicles. Although her journey back to health was difficult, it provided her the opportunity to grow closer to God and write her books. For that, she’s forever thankful.

Please visit https://dragonflydanele.wordpress.com for more information about Danele J. Rotharmel.


My Review

This is the first book I have read from Danele but it won't be the last. I love time travel books but some are just not written well. Danele has a great talent for writing them. This is such a wonderful series. A page flipper. I started reading it and couldn't put the book down. Wonderful well developed characters. If you love time travel then this author is for you. 
Time Tsunami is book one in the series. Gil Montgomery has to go back in time to stop s serial killer. Gil is a cadet at TEMCO where they go back and time and counsel death row inmates when they was children. Her final exam is to go back and counsel ten year old Danny Winston before he murders his abusive babysitter. But there is much more to this killing that Gil doesn't know. Does Gil have the strength in her to succeed? Lot of action in this story get the book you will love it. 



When problems arise during a field exam, Director Peter Matthews and Dr. Laura Nelson are sent through a time portal to investigate. While they search for their missing cadets, they encounter an enemy who is calculating and brutal—a mysterious nemesis who is holding a grudge against the TEMCO program. As Peter and Laura race to unravel clues directing them to their kidnapped cadets, their own survival comes into question. A deadly trap has been set, and they are forced to pit their wits against a serial killer who is intent on playing a deadly chess game through time itself.

486 pages
Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Time-Trap-Danele-J-Rotharmel-ebook/dp/B01GKQL2JU/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

My Review

Time Trap book 2 in The Time Counselor Chronicles. Problems have arise at TEMCO during a field exam and Director Peter Matthews and Dr. Laura Nelson are sent to investigate for the missing cadets. The kidnapper is holding a big grudge against TEMCO and the cadets lives are at stake. Will Peter and Laura be able to get there in time to rescue them? Will they survive this mission?
Another great book by Danele. 



In the wake of a recent wave of violence, TEMCO employees are left reeling. While some of the staff are put into hiding, others are left behind to discover the true identity of the mysterious nemesis who is determined to destroy them all. While Crystal, Marc, and Zeke search for clues to unravel the mystery of his real name, their enemy is lurking in the shadows searching for TEMCO’s missing leaders. It’s a race against the clock! And as the hours and seconds tick away, it’s anyone’s guess whose search will be completed first. It’s a classic battle of good versus evil, and the stakes couldn’t be higher!

Pages 368
Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Time-Search-Counselor-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B01MY7RGFJ/ref=pd_sim_351_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01MY7RGFJ&pd_rd_r=Y4C2QFQEZNTEWWGZM1K9&pd_rd_w=5usmf&pd_rd_wg=tBryC&psc=1&refRID=Y4C2QFQEZNTEWWGZM1K9

My Review

Another great book by Danele J. Rotharmel.  Time Search is book 3 in The Time Counselor Chronicles.  There has been so much violence going on at TEMCO that it has forced a lot of the employees to go into hiding for protection of their lives. Only a select few have been left at TEMCO to find out the true identity of this mysterious nemesis. This person is determined to kill them all and take down TEMCO. Will they find out in time? Will this be the end of TEMCO? Wow what a awesome series I sure hope there is a book 4. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Diary of a Broken Father by Sylvia Stein



In The Diary of a Broken Father, Garrison James shares his story from his own perspective of what his life is like now that he decided to go into AA in the hopes of changing his life. 

He shares the accounts of his daily struggles since his daughter Sara has left his side and what it meant for him to lose her. 

He is haunted by her loss and is also haunted by the memories of his beloved wife Lila whom he lost to cancer. 

Garrison is one broken man who is battling his demons This includes with himself and God. 

In this novella, you will hear from Garrison James as he battles through being a better man all in the hopes of reconciling with his only daughter whom he has hurt so much. 
Will he be able to do it? Is it too late for him? What will happen next? 



Sylvia Stein

Sylvia Stein is a published author with several anthologies with her Writer's group 750 on linked 
In. Stein obtained a Master's Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New 
Hampshire University this past July 2015. She is a mother of three beautiful children Paul 10, 
Michael 9 and Consuelo 6. She resides in the city of Fuquay Varina with her amazing husband 
Jeremy. Stein has also published two solo books one was her first novella Closure which she 
worked on while attending SNHU and published in July of 2014 and the other her first YA 
Chasing Clarity was published this past October 2015 and it was created during National Novel 
Month (Nano) in 2013. She is currently working on her prequel to Closure which is due out in 
April 2016. When she is not writing she enjoys time with her children and husband.


My Review

The Diary of a Broken father tells  of his life and how he hurt the person most valuable to him, his daughter.  Deciding he needed a change in his life after the fact of his daughter being taken from him by a sister in law. So he signs himself up for AA. This is his story and what he went through to get forgiveness from his only child his daughter. Easy road ? No way! Garrison will fight many demons down the road of recovery. Not only with demons but also with God.  I'm sure there are many people can relate to this story. Sad but it happens way to much.  Is it to late can Garrison beat the alcohol? Will he be able to change  and get forgiveness from his daughter? Great novella to read. Strong characters.  


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Open Hands by Laura Story






GRAMMY® award winning artist, speaker, songwriter, author and worship leader Laura Story has a gift for penning songs that connect with people all around the world. Among her successes as a solo artist with her smash hits “Mighty to Save” and “Blessings,” Laura has also penned hit songs for other renowned artists including Chris Tomlin’s “Indescribable.” Her solo artist music debut in 2008 with Great God Who Saves led to four Dove nominations and the award for “Inspirational Album of the Year.” In 2011, Laura released her sophomore project Blessings. The album and the emotionally powerful title was inspired by her real life trials and adversities, primarily her husband Martin's diagnosis of a brain tumor. The album resonated with a huge audience and led to whirlwind career highlights for Laura, peaking at the No. 1 album spot for three consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Contemporary Christian Overall chart, topping the iTunes® Christian/Gospel Top Songs chart and holding the No. 1 spot for an impressive 28 consecutive weeks on the Christian charts. The success of the single “Blessings,” which was certified RIAA Gold, includes the GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Christian Song, the Billboard Music Award for Top Christian Song and the Dove Awards for Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year, Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. The song inspired Laura's first book, “What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops?” in 2012. God Of Every Story released in 2013 to much acclaim, and her first ever Christmas project God With Us, released in October of 2015. Laura recently released a new book and bible study curriculum When God Doesn’t Fix It; Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can’t Live Without.  She has a graduate degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and has served as a worship leader at Perimeter Church in Atlanta since 2005, but her greatest joy is being a wife to Martin and the mother to Ben, Griffin and Josie.

 


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“When it feels like hope can’t be found, when we don’t even know how we’re going to put one foot in front of the other,” she continues, “Scripture teaches us that’s when grace abounds.”

My Review

First  I have listened to Laura . Such a wonderful talent and to use it for the Lord so awesome! Open Hands the new Cd out is wonderful. I really loved all the songs. Each song speaks to your heart. Great Praise and Worship music. I thought about what Laura said about giving your all  to God with Open Hands! Take it all, take it all till I have open hands. Cause when we hold fist like hands we are not releasing all we have to give to Jesus.  Then we shall have open hands. Loved it! I know your music has spoken to me and I saw you have books also. I had to go purchase those. I think we all can use a fixing sometime or another. 

I Will be giving one CD away just leave a comment and your email so I can contact you! Ends 3/11/17

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Honeysuckle Cove Secrets by Mary Manners


Peyton Foster harbors a secret…from the day he first stepped into her life she’s loved Luke Maddox. Though she thought they’d developed a lasting friendship, events surrounding her mother’s death chased him away. It’s all for the best, since Peyton’s passion as proprietor of A Whisper in Time proves the perfect complement to her shyness—a much better fit than her former misguided schoolgirl attraction to Luke.

Luke Maddox feels a connection with Peyton Foster from the first moment their paths cross. But when he settles in Honeysuckle Cove, a past riddled by years traversing the foster care system leaves him longing to fit in, leading him to take part in a foolish school dare that costs him Peyton’s friendship. Haunted by the mistake, he searches for a way to mend the past and find a way back to Peyton’s heart. When a break-in at A Whisper in Time causes their paths to once again cross, Luke must make a choice—bare his heart and face the consequences, or allow the only woman he’s ever loved to slip away.


Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Honeysuckle-Cove-Secrets-Mary-Manners-ebook/dp/B06XBVZZDS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1488228842&sr=1-1&keywords=mary+manners


Mary Manners is a country girl at heart who has spent a lifetime sharing her joy of writing. 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. 

A former teacher as well an intermediate school principal, Mary spent three decades teaching math and English to students from kindergarten through middle grades. While growing up in Chicago and as a student at the University of Illinois, Mary worked her way through a variety of jobs including paper girl, figure skating instructor, pizza chef, and nanny. Many of these experiences led to adventures that may be found between the pages of her stories. Mary loves long sunrise runs—she’s completed three marathons—ocean sunsets and flavored coffee.

Find out more about Mary on her website: www.MaryMannersRomance.com. “Like” her author page on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.










   Honeysuckle Cove                   Series




                                                                                                        

My Review

Honeysuckle Cove Secrets is book 3 in the series. This has been a wonderful series. Sweet romance novellas by the great writer Mary Manners. Her characters are always well written and fully developed. Love it cause we keep getting to hear  on more of the lives of the characters as you read each new book.
Peyton Foster and Luke Maddox have been carrying deep dark secrets ever since they met years ago as kids.  Luke has been in and out of foster care and never felt like he ever belonged or was worthy of anything.  Even getting himself in with the wrong crowd of friends and doing dares that cost him big time. Now that he is live back at Honeysuckle Cove he is trying to make right things he did in his pass. Peyton has always had a crush on him. What became between these  two so many years ago? Finally they are going to sit and talk it out to see where things went wrong. Luke is ready to tell her the truth but she comes clean first and from a piece of paper se has carried all these years. What could possibly be on it? Will she give Luke a chance to explain?  Your going to have to get the book to find this out and the mystery to who broke into the store? WARNING!!!! Tissues needed......

A Boulder Creek Christmas by Mary Manners




Alani O'Dwyer offered her heart to Ryan Connolly years ago, and he tossed it aside without so much as a backward glance. Though the town of Boulder Creek dubs him a hero, she vows she'll never again fall victim to his charms. Ryan Connolly captains a raucous crew of firefighters at the Boulder Creek Fire Department, yet he's unprepared for the adventure of falling in love with beautiful and headstrong Alani O'Dwyer. But when a meddling angel at the annual Fighters for Hire charity auction brings Ryan and Alani together, even regrets from the past can't thwart Ryan's plans to make her his own.

Purchase:  https://www.amazon.com/Boulder-Creek-Christmas-Holiday-Extravaganza-ebook/dp/B016TX3UP8/ref=sr_1_34?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1488201130&sr=1-34&keywords=mary+manners



Mary Manners is a country girl at heart who has spent a lifetime sharing her joy of writing. 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. 

A former teacher as well an intermediate school principal, Mary spent three decades teaching math and English to students from kindergarten through middle grades. While growing up in Chicago and as a student at the University of Illinois, Mary worked her way through a variety of jobs including paper girl, figure skating instructor, pizza chef, and nanny. Many of these experiences led to adventures that may be found between the pages of her stories. Mary loves long sunrise runs—she’s completed three marathons—ocean sunsets and flavored coffee.

Find out more about Mary on her website:
www.MaryMannersRomance.com. “Like” her author page on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.



My Review

A Boulder Creek Christmas

I am a big fan O Mary Manner books and this one did ot disappoint me at all. Well written and love the characters. Short novella if you only have a bit of time to read. But you won't put it down once you start reading.
This is a warm the heart Christmas story. Alani has never forgotten her lost love of years ago of Ryan! After having her heart broken before she is on guard not to go down that path again. Family and friends are trying to push them together. Alani is holding strong. Can Ryan break through her shield ? This is a wonderful story and everyone loves a good Christmas story. Get it see what goes on between the two of them and see if they get back together. 5 star

Friday, February 24, 2017

Christmas Wishes by Mary Manners


When attorney Riley Harper comes home to Maple Ridge following the death of his grandfather, the last thing he expects to find is Kaylee McKenna living in his grandparents' guesthouse. Though he and Kaylee were once best friends, Riley cannot find it in his heart to forgive her for the death of his mother. His heart, full of bitterness and resentment, has room for little else. Kaylee has no time to dwell on events of the past, especially where Riley's concerned; she's too busy raising her six-year-old niece, Rosie, and working as an ER nurse. With Christmas quickly approaching, her days are spent helping with charity events and filling the wishes on Rosie's Christmas list. But when Rosie's father makes an unexpected visit, Kaylee must call on Riley's legal expertise to ensure Rosie of a safe and secure future. Will Rosie's special Christmas wish heal Riley's damaged heart and bind the trio together as a forever-family?

Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Special-Delivery-Holiday-Extravaganza-ebook/dp/B017QL62C0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1487991534&sr=8-2&keywords=christmas+wishes+by+mary+manners

Mary Manners is a country girl at heart who has spent a lifetime sharing her joy of writing. 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. 

A former teacher as well an intermediate school principal, Mary spent three decades teaching math and English to students from kindergarten through middle grades. While growing up in Chicago and as a student at the University of Illinois, Mary worked her way through a variety of jobs including paper girl, figure skating instructor, pizza chef, and nanny. Many of these experiences led to adventures that may be found between the pages of her stories. Mary loves long sunrise runs—she’s completed three marathons—ocean sunsets and flavored coffee.

Find out more about Mary on her website: www.MaryMannersRomance.com. “Like” her author page on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

My Review

 After the death of his grandfather Riley goes back home to Maple Ridge to help his grandmother and to see what he needs in his life . He knows one thing he is ready for a change. The last person he think s he will see there would be Kaylee. The one person he can never forgive is her over the death of his mother. Kaylee has her own issues  her father going to prison then dying.  A brother and his girlfriend having a child and not worthy to raise so Kaylee is raising her.  Kaylee's brother shows up at her doorstep wanting to see his daughter. No matter what Kaylee needs the help of Riley to give her good advice what to do about legal guardianship. She can't lose  little Rosie now. Rosie has a special Christmas in mind also. Will Rosie get her wish she asked santa for?  
Really a sweet story.  Such great well developed characters. Another great novella by Mary Manners.