Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Snowstorm Sabotage

 

Snowstorm Sabotage JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Snowstorm Sabotage by Kerry Johnson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Snowstorm SabotageTitle: Snowstorm Sabotage

Author: Kerry Johnson

Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense

Release Date: September 28, 2021

Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Can she survive a blizzard…

and being framed?

Single mom Everly Raven didn't just discover the murder of her friend—she's being framed for it. Now she's on the run from hired killers at her family's ski resort, all while a deadly blizzard rages. Her only hope is her ex-husband, FBI agent Isaac Rhodes—the secret father of her child. But can they live long enough for him to meet their daughter—and clear Everly’s name?

Carved in Stone

 Title: Carved in Stone

Series: The Blackstone Legacy #1

Author: Elizabeth Camden

Publisher: Bethany House

Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance

Source: Net Galley

My Review:

The cover to Carved in Stone is and is what drew me to want to read this book.  This is my first time reading a book by Elizabeth Camden.

Can't Wait Wednesday-A Picture of Hope

 Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This week I am sharing Liz Tolsma's upcoming release A Picture of Hope. It releases on October 1, 2021.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The Simple Difference

Title: The Simple Difference: How Every Small Kindness Makes a Big Impact

Author: Becky Keife

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Kindness

Source: ARC

My Review:

 I loved The Simple Difference. I think what we all need right now is more kindness, making Becky Keife's book very timely. God gave the idea of this book to Becky long before a pandemic hit and the timing of the release could not be more relevant.

Top Ten Tuesday -20 Books for Christmas

 Happy Tuesday, friends! Today for top ten   Tuesday we get to pick our own topic! I decided to join the #20booksforChristmas challenge. This will be my first year joining in all the fun ๐Ÿ˜€ I love Christmas and enjoy reading books about Christmas. This is the first year that I can recall starting to read Christmas books this early. Usually I wait until around Thanksgiving. However, this year needs more Christmas and hope, wouldn't you agree? To find out what our other bookish friends are doing for Top Ten Tuesday check out That Artsy Reader Girl.

Monday, September 27, 2021

It's Monday! What are you reading #4

 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are planning to read over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and add to your TBR pile! This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date.

What I read last week:

 

The Lines Between Us

 Title: The Lines Between Us

Author: Amy Lynn Green

Publisher: Bethany House

Genre: Historical Fiction, World War II, Christian Fiction

My Review:

The Lines Between Us is the second novel by Amy Lynn Green but reads as though she has been writing forever. You are immediately drawn into the story by the first few lines.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Falling For Your Best Friend's Twin

Title: Falling For Your Best Friend's Twin (AUDIO)

Series: Love Cliches #1

AuthorEmma St. Clair

Narrators: Lorana Hoopes, Kevin Eiger

Publisher: Kirsten Oliphant Audio

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance

Source: Scribd

My Review:

I absolutely loved this story!

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Stacking the Shelves #3


This is my third week participating in stacking the shelves and I am surprised by how many books came into my house this week. Doing this prompt has made me more aware of the books that I am buying/winning/borrowing.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Matched and Married

Title: Matched and Married

Series: An Amish Mail-Order Bride #2

Author: Kathleen Fuller

Publisher: Zondervan

Genre: Amish, Christian Fiction, Christian Romance

Source: Net Galley

First Line Friday #18-The Lines Between Us

 Happy Friday! I hope you are having a great day and looking forward to a relaxing weekend! Welcome to First Line Friday which had been hosted by Hoarding Books and recently moved to Reading is My SuperPower!! To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line.  This week I am reading The Lines Between Us by Amy Lynn Green.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

A Change in Fortune

Title: A Change in Fortune (audiobook)

Series: Ladies of Distinction #1

Author: Jen Turano

Narrator: Justine Eyre

Publisher: Bethany House

Genre: Historical Fiction, humor, Christian Fiction,

Source: Library

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

A Change in Tune

A Change in Tune JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for A Change in Tune by Ashley Rescot, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Change in TuneTitle: A Change in Tune

Series: The Strings of Sisterhood #1

Author: Ashley Rescot

Publisher: Rescot Creative

Release Date: September 15, 2021

Genre: Christian Romance, Contemporary Romance, Young Adult, Music Fiction

Provenance

 Title: Provenance

Author: Carla Laureano

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christian Fiction

Source: Net Galley

My Review:

I love the cover of this book and thought the top of the cover had cobwebs on it (it doesn't look closer). I love the picture of the town, it's beautiful with its vivid colors.

Can't wait Wednesday-Somewhere Above it All

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This week I am sharing a book that is extra special to me. It is written by a friend I made years ago when we were both living in Singapore. Writing and getting a book published has been a dream of hers for quite a few years and I am excited to see her dream come true. This week I am thrilled to share Somewhere Above it All by Holli Fawcett Clayton, it is expected to release January 11, 2022. I can't wait to get my hands on it!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday-Books on Fall TBR list

Happy Tuesday, friends! I am excited to be doing another link-up with top ten Tuesday. Today the topic is books on your fall TBR list. This is a very easy post for most of us since we all seem to have overflowing to be read piles. I have obligated myself for 40 reviews before the end of the year, so I will put the books that are due in the next month or so, including the one I am almost finished with.

Your Marriage God's Way

 Title: Your Marriage God’s Way: A Biblical Guide to a Christ-Centered Relationship

Author: Scott LaPierre

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

Genre: Self-Help, Marriage, Nonfiction

My review:

Your Marriage God’s Way: A Biblical Guide to a Christ-Centered Relationship is written by Scott LaPierre. Scott is a pastor, author, and speaker. He received an MA in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Scott and his wife, Katie, have nine children.

Monday, September 20, 2021

It's Monday! What are you reading? #3

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are planning to read over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and add to your TBR pile! This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date.

What I read last week:

Stacking the Shelves #2

This is my second week participating in stacking the shelves and hopefully it will be something I do each week. It will be challenging to remember what books I have acquired from week to week.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Jesus Followers

Title: Jesus Followers: Real-Life Lessons for Igniting Faith in the Next Generation

Author: Anne Graham Lotz and Rachel-Ruth Lotz Wright

Publisher: Multnomah Books 

Expected Publication: October 5, 2021

Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Parenting and Family

Source: Net Galley

Summer Dayz

 As we enjoy the last few days of the summer season I decided to honor the end of this season with a tribute of books. What better way for book lover to recognize the end of a season, right?! Summer has been good to me but I did not actually read any books with summer in the title this year (did you?!).

Here are a few books I have read that have summer in the title:

Friday, September 17, 2021

Anything

 Title: Anything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and My Soul

Author: Jennie Allen

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Genre: Christian Nonfiction, Self-help, Prayer

Source: Own

My Review:

Anything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and My Soul is a book about surrendering to God. Not just the things that are comfortable and easy, but even the hard things that will challenge you to your very core.

First Line Friday-#17 A Change in Tune

Happy Friday! I hope you are having a great day and looking forward to a relaxing weekend! I know I am ๐Ÿ˜€  We will be on the lake most of the day Saturday and it is most likely the last time of the season. Welcome back to First Line Friday which had been hosted by Hoarding Books and has recently moved to Reading is My SuperPower!! To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line.  This week I am reading A Change in Tune by Ashley Rescot.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Redempton

Title: Redemption

Series:  Saint Squad #11

Author: Traci Hunter Abramson

Publisher: Covenant Communications

Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense

Source: Net Galley

My Review:

While this is the eleventh book in the series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

A Girl's Guide to the Outback

Title: A Girl's Guide to the Outback

Author: Jessica Kate

Narrator: Lauren Woodward

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Humor, Christian Fiction, Romance

Source: Library

My Review:

Jessica Kate has produced an incredible story of foes to friends, with hysterical, witty lines that will have you laughing out loud in no time.

Can't Wait Wednesday-A Season on the Wind

 Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday-Numbers in the title

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today I am excited to be doing another link-up with top ten Tuesday. Today the topic is books that have numbers in the title. My first thought is that I don't really read books with numbers in them. Then I thought it would be too hard and almost switched the topic. However, I decided to look at the books in my house, my TBR list on Goodreads, and my books on Kindle to see what I had. It actually ended up being way easier than I thought! I decided I would try to showcase some that might be a little lesser known. For more fun with books that have numbers in the title or other people's take on today's topic check out That Artsy Reader Girl

Here are ten fiction books that I have not read yet with numbers in the title:

Monday, September 13, 2021

It's Monday! What are you reading? #2

 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are planning to read over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and add to your TBR pile! This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date.

What I read last week:

The Bull Rider's Fresh Start

 


Title: The Bull Rider's Fresh Start

Author: Heidi McCahan

Publisher: Love Inspired

Genre: Christian Fiction

Source: Justreadtours and bought it 

Review:

The Bull Rider's Fresh Start is a sweet story about Landon finding out he has a baby girl that he knew nothing about. From the moment he realizes that he is a father he only wants to be part of his daughter's life and be the best father that he can.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Firefly Diaries

 Title: Firefly Diaries: A Christian Mystery

Author: C. C. Warrens

Publisher: C. C. Warrens

Expected Publication Date: October 6, 2021

Genre: Mystery, Christian Fiction

My Review:

I have read other books by C. C. Warrens and when I saw she had a new book coming out, I HAD to read it.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Stacking the Shelves #1

This is my first week participating in stacking the shelves and hopefully it will be something I do each week.

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

Hangin by a Moment

 Hangin' by a MomentTitle: Hangin' by a Moment

Series: Deep Haven Collection #5

Author: Andrea Christenson presented by Susan May Warren

Publisher: Sunrise Publishing

Release Date: September 14, 2021

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

 MY REVIEW: 

 I always enjoy visiting Deep Haven. I appreciate the obvious affection the community members have with each other and checking up on the people we have met in previous books. Each book can be read as a standalone, but you would have a greater appreciation for all the characters by reading the series in order.

Friday, September 10, 2021

First Line Friday # 16-A Girl's Guide to the Outback

Happy Friday! I hope you are having a great day and looking forward to a relaxing weekend! I know I am ๐Ÿ˜€ Welcome back to First Line Friday which had been hosted by Hoarding Books and has recently moved to Reading is My SuperPower!! To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line. This week I am sharing from A Girl's Guide to the Outback by Jessica Kate

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Hollow Places

Title: Hollow Places

Author: Michelle Massaro

Publisher: Orange Grove Press

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance

My review:

I was a bit turned off when I first started to read the story, but once I got a bit more into the story it made so much more sense, and fit the story. So, if you feel the same when you start it, let me encourage you to give it more time, it is a great story.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Can't Wait Wednesday - Spouse in the House

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Typically they are books that have not been released yet. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Top Ten Tuesday-Smile

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today I am excited to be doing another link-up with top ten Tuesday. Today the topic is books guaranteed to put a smile on your face. I am currently trying to read lighter stuff so I am super excited for today's topic and can't wait to see what you all come up with (so I can add to my never-ending-TBR pile!!). For more fun with books that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face or other people's take on today's topic check out That Artsy Reader Girl

Here are my top ten recently read books that made me laugh out loud:

Collateral Damage

Title: Collateral Damge

Series: Danger Never Sleeps #1

Author: Lynette Eason

Narrator: Callie Beaulieu

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Christian Fiction, Suspense, Romance

Source: Own on Audible

Monday, September 6, 2021

Brides and Brothers

 Title: Brides and Brothers

Author: Anneka R. Walker

Publisher: Covenant Communications

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Humor

Source: Net Galley

My Review:

The cover of this book caught my attention and I knew I had to read it. I was not disappointed. This is the first book that I have read by Anneka Walker and I will keep an eye out for other books she has written.

It's Monday-What are you reading #1

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are planning to read over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and add to your TBR pile! This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date.

This is my first week participating.

What I read last week:

Sunday, September 5, 2021

What should I read?


Hey bookish friends! How is your Sunday going? Mine is going really well. I got up and exercised this morning for the #75hardchallenge I am doing, had a snack, and was still ready and at Church on time ๐Ÿ˜€ I was feeling quite accomplished, LOL!

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Beyond the Tides

 Title: Beyond the Tides

Series: Prince Edward Island Shores #1

Author: Liz Johnson

Publisher: Revell

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance

My Review:

Liz Johnson is a new-to-me author. The cover of Beyond the Tides is peaceful and enchanting, drawing you into Prince Edward Island. 

Friday, September 3, 2021

First Line Friday #15-Beyond the Tides

 Happy Friday! I hope you are having a great day and looking forward to a relaxing weekend! I know I am ๐Ÿ˜€ I missed last week because we were moving my daughter back to college, so I am happy to be back this week!! Welcome back to First Line Friday which had been hosted by Hoarding Books and it has recently moved to Reading is My SuperPower!! Thank you Carrie for taking this on!! To join in the fun grab the book you are reading and leave a comment with the first line. This week I am sharing from Liz Johnson's newly released Beyond the Tides. This is also the first book in the Prince Edward Island Shores series.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

A Tailor-Made Bride

Title: A Tailor-Made Bride

Author: Karen Witemeyer 

Narrator: Nicole Poole

Publisher: Bethany House (Audio: Recorded Books)

Genre: Historical Fiction, Humor, Romance

Source: Library