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Friday, January 11, 2019

A Valentine Romance by Mary Manner, Delia Latham, Dora Hiers, Zoe M. McCarthy and Tanya Hanson

Love, Sweet Love: A Valentine Romance Collection






LANDING IN LOVE by Mary Manners
Erin Mulvaney is comfortable in front of both crowds and cameras. It’s the tango of one-on-one relationships—especially when it comes to men—that causes her tongue to tie. But when handsome widower Kyle Nolan arrives in Winding Ridge with his young daughter in tow, intent on renovating space at her family's restaurant, Erin has no choice but to put aside her fears as she oversees the project alongside him.

LIKE A DANCE by Delia Latham
A former celebrity dancer with a child she adores. A successful but burnt-out therapist to Hollywood’s rich and famous. When they show up in Hummingbird Hollow at the same time, sparks fly…but they can’t fan the flames. She’s vowed to dedicate herself solely to her daughter. He has a long bloodline of reasons not to be a dad. They’re burning stars on a collision course. Will the result be a delight…or a disaster?


My Review
 I loved this sweet novella by Delia Latham. I love the little hummingbirds. I was so pulled in by them and their mystical beings. The Dance will have you pulled in by her and Toni. Just reading I felt at such peace.  But does she feel she can give  her heart to more then one? Being devoted to a little girl by a promise and she open her heart to a true love? This story is wonderful. You will find yourself lost in it and not wanting to return from the garden. Well written and loved the characters. Another great sweet inspirational romance by Delia.



HER VALENTINE VET by Dora Hiers
Heiress Micaela Stanford would donate her fortune to care for abandoned animals. When she meets the new vet with a passion for her beloved creatures, her heart’s already on the line. Murphy Denton doesn’t trust people, but Micaela’s generous spirit crushes his defenses. Can he trust God or will his dysfunctional past prevent them from a happily-ever-after?

GOOD BREAKS by Zoe M. McCarthy
Life has dealt a mammography tech and an entrepreneur bad breaks that have led them to a small North Carolina ski town. She, a people fixer, is fasting from romantic relationships. A new bad break introduces them. They share only the love of skiing until she helps him with a huge responsibility he brought with him to Birch Gap. Will she break her fast for him, or will she try to fix his flaws?

HEART OF HOPE by Tanya Hanson
He gave Bree her first kiss, but can he give her a future? She’s back but not to stay—until Akron steals her heart. For good this time. But his ranch is in financial trouble, and she’s a rich developer. A recipe for disaster. Until they find the missing ingredients of love, happiness, and hope when they help out together at a home for young women in need.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Kappy King and the Pie Kaper by Amy Lillard


Kathryn “Kappy” King’s skill at making kapps for the Amish women of Blue Sky, Pennsylvania, is unparalleled. But she’s also dangerously good at discovering dark truths beneath this peaceful valley …
 
When an “accident” puts beloved bishop's wife Alma Miller in a coma, many in Blue Sky are quick to blame struggling widow Frannie Lehman. Both women are the best bakers around, but for years Alma’s boysenberry pies have been more award-winning—and profitable—than Frannie’s. And with Alma out of this fall’s county festival, Frannie’s pie finally wins first prize. But when Alma dies and Frannie’s children fall victim to gossip and bullying, Kappy is determined to uncover the real truth.
 
Soon Kappy and her outcast friend Edie have their hands full of odd clues. What do Alma’s strange last words mean? Why would someone break into her house just to steal a quilt? Who is the mysterious new piemaker in town—and why is she still in Blue Sky after losing the festival competition? When long-buried family secrets and contested legacies start getting into the mix, Kappy and Edie must work fast before another victim gets a deadly pie in the face …



Amy Lillard

I'm a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I've retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I'm from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son-a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels-not necessarily in that order. I'm a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I'm shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that's why I love to write inspirational romances. The two go hand-in-hand for me.

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I'm a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that's me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I'll get to it or I won't, either way I'm good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I'm alone on this last one, and again, I'm good with it.)

Favorite movies-(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940′s movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven't seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn's and Audrey's.

My Review

Kappy and the Pie Kaper is book 3 in the  An Amish Mystery series. I have loved reading this series. Keeps  me turning pages so I can see who done it. Amy is good at hiding that till the end. My kind of book. The characters are well written.  For living in such a small town  Blue Sky sure has a lot going on.  A murder  in this little town and a pie contest could be the thing that caused this. Will Alma who has been attacked in her home left for dead come out of the coma? Who is behind this?  Could it be Frannie who wants the first place in a pie contest? Exciting to see how Kappy and her friend Edie figure this one out. Great series pick it up. 


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Hidden by the Amish by Sarah Miller


When Janice witnessed a murder she knew her life would change. Hidden by the Amish she discovers something that will change it even more.

Janice has lost her way. She spends her nights in bars drinking and picking up men, it is a way to cope. One night she witnessed a murder. Her attackers thought her dead but when she has the courage to testify she must go into hiding until it is over.

Janice finds herself in the quaint community of Faith’s Creek staying in the guest house of Michael Carpenter. At first she rebels and causes more trouble that the elders can take. One night she gets drunk and afraid and causes a stir that could get her thrown out of the community.

When she hears Michael defend her something changes and she begins to see that there is a different way.

Will Janice survive to testify and once she has will she put Faith’s Creek and Michael in her past?

Find out in Hidden by the Amish a sweet and inspirational Amish romance from bestselling author Sarah Miller.

Purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Amish-Christmas-Romance-ebook/dp/B07K7Z68Z2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1544014388&sr=8-1&keywords=hidden+by+the+amish+sarah+miller


Sarah Miller 

Number One Bestselling Author of Amish Baby Hope, Amish in Faith's Creek, Amish Lost Love and many, many more.

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Sarah Miller was born in Pennsylvania and spent her childhood close to the Amish people. Weekends were spent doing chores; quilting or eventually babysitting in the community. She grew up to love their culture and the simple lifestyle and had many Amish friends. The one thing that you can guarantee when you are near the Amish, Sarah believes is that you will feel close to God. 

Many years later she married Martin who is the love of her life and moved to England. There she started to write stories about the Amish. Recently after a lot of persuasion from her best friend she has decided to publish her stories. They draw on inspiration from her relationship with the Amish and with God and she hopes you enjoy reading them as much as she did writing them. Many of the stories are based on true events but names have been changed and even though they are authentic at times artistic license has been used.

Sarah likes her stories simple and to hold a message and they help bring her closer to her faith. She currently lives in Yorkshire, England with her husband Martin and seven very spoiled chickens. 
She would love to meet you on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SarahMillerBooks 
or you can email her at SarahMiller@ft6.com 

Sarah hopes her stories will both entertain and inspire and she wishes that you go with God.

My Review

 After witnessing a murder Janice life is in danger.  Having to testify as a witness to the crime Janice is hidden in with the Amish, This is not way close to her way of living. How can she cope with these strange people? Then something changes her mind about the whole thing. Well written and i loved the characters. 


Amish Christmas Return by Sarah Miller


Can a return home be the new start that Jacob has always wanted?

Jacob Wilder lost his wife and now it looks as if he is losing his career. Once a bestselling author, his latest book has failed. No longer sure what to do he returns to his Amish roots. Although he had once told his parents he had no plans to come back, he was back in Faith’s Creek as the run up to Christmas starts. 

Then he meets Melanie and remembers how she held a special place in his heart. He had been too shy to say anything before but now he finds her just the tonic he needs. Will she heal his heart and has he finally found home?

News arrives that his latest book has been bought by a movie studio. Jacob must once more leave Faith’s Creek. Now he needs to find out where his heart truly belongs?

Find out in An Amish Christmas Return a sweet and inspirational Amish romance from bestselling author Sarah Miller.




Sarah Miller

Number One Bestselling Author of Amish Baby Hope, Amish in Faith's Creek, Amish Lost Love and many, many more.

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Sarah Miller was born in Pennsylvania and spent her childhood close to the Amish people. Weekends were spent doing chores; quilting or eventually babysitting in the community. She grew up to love their culture and the simple lifestyle and had many Amish friends. The one thing that you can guarantee when you are near the Amish, Sarah believes is that you will feel close to God. 

Many years later she married Martin who is the love of her life and moved to England. There she started to write stories about the Amish. Recently after a lot of persuasion from her best friend she has decided to publish her stories. They draw on inspiration from her relationship with the Amish and with God and she hopes you enjoy reading them as much as she did writing them. Many of the stories are based on true events but names have been changed and even though they are authentic at times artistic license has been used.

Sarah likes her stories simple and to hold a message and they help bring her closer to her faith. She currently lives in Yorkshire, England with her husband Martin and seven very spoiled chickens. 
She would love to meet you on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SarahMillerBooks 
or you can email her at SarahMiller@ft6.com 

Sarah hopes her stories will both entertain and inspire and she wishes that you go with God.

My Review

I am a new reader  of Sarah Miller's books and i am really enjoying them. Sweet Amish Romance.  Jacob has loss his wife now without her even is book writing has come to a stand still. Filling nothing he returns back home to his parents. Trying to find what is next in his life. Then he meets a friend from his childhood. But he has never told her how he really felt back then. Can he open up to her and can he find  a place he can call home? Wonderful story. 

An Amish Match (2 Book Box Set) Kindle Edition31 Inspirational Christmas Romances: Sweet Christmas Romance Box Set Kindle Edition

Mary Ann's Miracle by Jo Huddleston


When Mary Ann Williams was a teenager, her daddy fell from the lofty pedestal on which she had placed him. It will take a miracle to restore her trust in him and all men.

Orphaned Doug Palmer searched for a somewhere and a someone. When he enlisted, the U.S. Marine Corps became his somewhere. But until he met Mary Ann he’d never known anyone he wanted for his someone.

Proving himself trustworthy to Mary Ann will be a monumental task hindered by a roadblock named Roxie.
In spite of the possibility that Doug might be her prince charming, Mary Ann’s shredded and bruised heart is not easily given away. She must believe Doug’s words more than Roxie’s or her fairy tale will disappear.



Jo Huddleston

Jo Huddleston is a multi-published author who writes novels inspired by her fascination with the 1950s and her love of her native American South. Novels in her endearing Caney Creek series, her West Virginia Mountains series, as well as her stand-alone release, Tidewater Summer, are sweet Southern romance novels. Visit Jo's website at www.johuddleston.com where you can read first chapters of her novels and novellas, learn about all her books, and sign up for her mailing list to receive her free quarterly e-newsletter as well as timely updates and announcements.

Jo's published nonfiction books number six. One reader described her nonfiction books by saying they "offer spiritual tonic and hope."

Jo likes to laugh with people but not AT people. The beach is her favorite vacation spot. Jo doesn't like to see or hear about people or animals being abused. She's a spectator fan of several sports, her favorite being tennis. Jo doesn't like being in the dark and is fearful of snakes!

Her more than 200 articles and short stories have appeared in over fifty different Christian and general publications, including Guideposts, Decision, and The Upper Room. Jo is a contributing writer to Christian Devotions Ministries (http://www.ChristianDevotions.us).

You can find her blog at http://www.johuddleston.com. She also publishes a regular e-newsletter and wrote an inspirational newspaper column for seven years.

Jo's career spans a variety of work. She was a private secretary with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Atomic Energy Commission), a high school teacher and guidance counselor, a state political campaign secretary, two-time small business owner, and a real estate agent. 

Huddleston holds a B.A. degree with honors from Lincoln Memorial University (TN) and is a member of their Literary Hall of Fame. She earned an M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University.

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My Review

If you haven't read any books by Jo Huddleston you should grab one I am sure you will enjoy they are well written great characters you will like. Mary Ann's Miracle is her newest release. I fully enjoyed.  Mary Ann like most little girls put her dad on a pedestal growing up.  But her dad soon fell from it and now can Mary Ann ever trust  in another man again? She finally finds her fairy tale prince, but then she met Roxie who had some of the worst news a girl would ever want to hear. Can Mary Ann find it in her to trust Palmer? Is what he is telling her true? Or is her fairy tale romance about to end? 


NIV Adventure Bible (Polar Exploration Edition Zonderkidz


With over 9 million copies sold, the Adventure Bible brand is beloved by Christian schools, churches, and families alike. Now the #1 Bible for kids, including all of the trusted essentials loved by parents, is available in an exciting polar exploration theme!
Ready for a frosty Adventure? Embark on a fun, exciting trek through God’s Word with the NIV Adventure Bible, now in an all-new polar exploration theme! While on this arctic adventure readers meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. And most importantly you’ll grow closer in your relationship with God.
Features of the NIV Adventure Bible, Polar Exploration Edition include:
  • The same trusted content in a frosty new theme
  • Full color images of polar animals, arctic outposts, and icy landscapes throughout make learning about the Bible even more engaging
  • Life in Bible Times—Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days
  • Words to Treasure—Highlights great verses to memorize
  • Did You Know?—Interesting facts help you understand God’s Word and the life of faith
  • People in Bible Times—Articles offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible
  • Live It!—Hands-on activities help you apply biblical truths to your life
  • Twenty polar-themed pages focus on topics such as how to know you are a Christian, famous people of the Bible, highlights of the life of Jesus, and how to pray.
  • Book introductions feature arctic art and important information about each book of the Bible
  • Dictionary/concordance for looking up tricky words
  • Color map section to help locate places in the Bible
  • Complete text of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible


The NIV Adventure Bible is recommended by more Christian schools and churches than any other Bible for kids!






MY Review

Wow what a awesome Bible for kids. Nice hard back with a beautiful illustrated cover. Beautiful articles through out the Bible. Has highlights of great verses to memorize and learn.  Close up look at people in the Bible. Hands on activities with biblical truth.  Tells kids how they can know they are a Christian.  Introduces each book of the Bible  and has a dictionary / concordance. Which is very helpful  while studying. Colorful maps of places in the bible. I love the Did you know  questions, great for learning things in the Bible.  The Bible is the best book in the world. All things we need to know in life  you will find a answer in the Bible. There is a getting to know Jesus section, asking questions like Why did Jesus have to die? Does Jesus love me? and other questions and answers. Lot time  I hear a kid say How do I pray? It's in this Bible also. Wonderful Bible a child should have.  Love it.