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Redeeming Grace

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Author: Jill Eileen Smith

Series: Daughters of the Promised Land (Book 3)

Paperback: 368 Pages

Publisher: Revell (February 14, 2017)

Blurb:

One devoted woman is about to discover the power of love

When famine visits Bethlehem, some hold out hope for rain, while Naomi and her family make a long journey to Moab in search of greener pastures. The harvest there is plentiful, and for a time it appears the Lord is blessing them. But when calamities strike, one after another, Naomi is left alone in a foreign land with only her widowed daughters-in-law for comfort. Downhearted and destitute, Naomi is determined to return to Bethlehem alone. But her daughter-in-law Ruth refuses to leave her side. Despite the fact that she and Naomi will almost certainly live out their days in widowhood and poverty, Ruth holds out hope for a better future . . . and maybe even a second chance at love.

Meet the Author:

Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling author of The Crimson Cord, The Prophetess, The Wives of King David series, the Wives of the Patriarchs series, and the ebook novellas The Desert Princess, The Shepherdess, and Daughter of the Nile. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan

My Review:

Life always seems to get in the way of the things we love the most but, when I saw that Jill Eileen Smith’s newest novel, Redeeming Grace, was out I just couldn’t let life stop me.

Redeeming Grace is the third book in the “Daughters of the Promised Land” series and is

Redeeming Grace

Author: Jill Eileen Smith

Series: Daughters of the Promised Land (Book 3)

Paperback: 368 Pages

Publisher: Revell (February 14, 2017)

Blurb:

One devoted woman is about to discover the power of love When famine visits Bethlehem, some hold out hope for rain, while Naomi and her family make a long journey to Moab in search of greener pastures. The harvest there is plentiful, and for a time it appears the Lord is blessing them. But when calamities strike, one after another, Naomi is left alone in a foreign land with only her widowed daughters-in-law for comfort. Downhearted and destitute, Naomi is determined to return to Bethlehem alone. But her daughter-in-law Ruth refuses to leave her side. Despite the fact that she and Naomi will almost certainly live out their days in widowhood and poverty, Ruth holds out hope for a better future . . . and maybe even a second chance at love.

Meet the Author:

Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling author of The Crimson Cord, The Prophetess, The Wives of King David series, the Wives of the Patriarchs series, and the ebook novellas The Desert Princess, The Shepherdess, and Daughter of the Nile. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan

My Review:

Life always seems to get in the way of the things we love the most but, when I saw that Jill Eileen Smith’s newest novel, Redeeming Grace, was out I just couldn’t let life stop me. Redeeming Grace is the third book in the “Daughters of the Promised Land” series and is not to be missed or set aside for a later reading date. Jill Eileen Smith thoroughly researches in order to bring the story of Ruth, Boaz, and Naomi from the Bible’s Old Testament to life. The story tells one of my favorite bible stories of three individuals who were brought together by loss, grief, and through the grace of our God. I highly recommend reading this book. I will be reading this one again.
Disclosure:

I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell book bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Happy Reading!

. Jill Eileen Smith thoroughly researches in order to bring the story of Ruth, Boaz, and Naomi from the Bible’s Old Testament to life.

The story tells one of my favorite bible stories of three individuals who were brought together by loss, grief, and through the grace of our God. I highly recommend reading this book. I will be reading this one again.
Disclosure:

I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell book bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Happy Reading!

When Love Arrives

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Author: Johnnie Alexander

Paperback: 368 Pages

Series: Misty Willow (Book 2)

Publisher: Revell (September 20, 2016)

Blurb:

Dani had planned to spy on Brett–so how did she end up on a date with him?

Dani Prescott can’t believe the lie Brett Somers is trying to sell to the media. During an interview about the plane crash that killed his parents, he blamed Dani’s mother. But the crash killed her as well. Vowing to restore her mother’s reputation, Dani has been following Brett and taking photos, hoping to find something she can use to discredit him. But when she catches his eye instead, she quickly finds herself agreeing to a date. Brett knows this mystery girl is hiding something–but he’s got his own secrets to keep. What will happen when he discovers who she really is?

Meet the Author:

61z-bdbii9l__sy200_Johnnie Alexander is the award-winning author of Where Treasure Hides and Where She Belongs. Johnnie is an accomplished essayist and poet whose work has appeared in the Guideposts anthology A Cup of Christmas Cheer. In addition to writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with her grandchildren, and taking road trips. She lives near Memphis, Tennessee.

My Review:

Johnnie Alexander is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I wasn’t disappointed with this second book in the Misty Willows series. I would suggest that you read this series order. It is worth reading the first book first, not only because it is a great story in its own right but because it perfectly sets up this story. When Love Arrives is a fantastic story of the moving and sometimes tumultuous journey through anger and guilt to friendship and then love. You won’t be able to stop yourself from reading this book and you won’t be able to not fall in love with these characters! I can’t wait for the next book in this Misty Willow’s series. Amy’s story promises to be fantastic just from the short teaser at the end of this book. I really hope you add this book to your ever growing to-read list.

Disclosure:

I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell book bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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Book Review: A Heart Most Certain

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51azuO3GbLL__SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Melissa Jagears

Paperback: 400 Pages

Series: Teaville Moral Society

Publisher: Bethany House(April 19, 2016)

Blurb:

Lydia King knows what it’s like to be in need, so she joins the Teaville Moral Society hoping to help the town’s poor. But with her father’s debts increasing by the day and her mother growing sicker by the week, she wonders how long it will be until she ends up in the poorhouse herself. Her best chance at a financially secure future is to impress the politician courting her, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that his mother is the moral society’s president. Lydia’s first task as a moral society member–to obtain a donation from Nicholas Lowe, the wealthiest man in town–seems easy . . . until the man flat-out refuses. Despite appearances, Nicholas wants to help others but prefers to do it his own way, keeping his charity private. When Lydia proves persistent, they agree to a bargain, though Nicholas has a few surprises up his sleeve. Neither foresees the harrowing complications that will arise from working together, and when town secrets are brought to light, this unlikely pair must decide where their beliefs–and hearts–truly align.

Meet the Author:

71ernF8MpGL__SY200_Melissa Jagears is a Carol Award-winning author, a homeschooling mother to three, and an extreme night owl. She lives with her family in Kansas.

My Review:

This book will hit you hard in the heart! Wow! This book if so full of great things I’m not sure how the author managed to fit it all in. Melissa Jagears’ book is set in the town of Teaville, 1905 Southeast Kansas with well-developed characters. Melissa Jagears’ is very descriptive without over doing it and does a good job putting bits of humor in her stories. Things today aren’t quite what they used to be way back when for women, but the message in this book still applies. This book will make you ask: Do we get involved in really helping? Do we donate to a cause and let others do the work? Or do we just sit, doing nothing, letting things happen as they will? This story deals with raw, real life issues; prostitution, dirty politics, hidden sins, a hypocritical church, dysfunctional families with secrets, and broken homes. But more importantly, it gives us faith-filled hope in Christ’s love. This novel was a fantastic read and I can’t wait to see what happens in future novels!

Disclosure:

I received this book free from the publisher through the Bethany House books bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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Book Review: To Follow Her Heart

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Author: Rebecca DeMarino

Hardback: 352 Pages

Series: The Southold Chronicles (Book 3)

Publisher: (July 19, 2016)

Blurb:

Duty and love are powerful forces. Only one has the power to make her life complete. It is 1664 and Patience Terry is devastated to learn that Captain Jeremy Horton’s ship has been shipwrecked off the coast of Barbados. There were no survivors. She had hoped that Jeremy would someday give up the sea and settle down with her in Southold, Long Island. Unaware his memorial service is being planned, Jeremy sails aboard a British warship with secret orders to attack New Amsterdam and claim it for the British Crown. When he makes his surprise return to Southold–and to an overjoyed Patience–it’s not quite the happily-ever-after his beloved had hoped for. With a finely tuned sense for authentic historical characters and settings, Rebecca DeMarino plunges you into a world of tall ships, daring journeys, and yearning hearts.

Meet the Author:

61pl1JPszqL__SY200_Rebecca DeMarino is a historical romance author and lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, The Southold Historical Society, and the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Rebecca is the author of A Place in His Heart, To Capture Her Heart, and To Follow Her Heart, all part of The Southold Chronicles series.

My Review:

Although, I didn’t get the chance to read any of Rebecca DeMarino’s previous novels, I found To Follow Her Heart was a page turner and difficult to put down. Readers get to experience through Rebecca DeMarino’s fantastic descriptions political events of the time, such as the English takeover of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam in September 1664. Readers also get the experience the highs and lows of life in Southold, from large Thanksgiving feasts to death from smallpox. The characters in this novel were realistic. They had disagreements, were not always in love and had to learn to overcome their issues as a couple. I loved the friendships in this book and how important it is to have friends who are honest and speak truth. One thing I did not enjoy was the abrupt ending. I wish it was a little more thoroughly finished instead of cutting it off right when they meet up. Overall, this was a great novel!

Disclosure:

I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell books bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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Book Review: Without Warning

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41CJlL1qn5L__SX326_BO1,204,203,200_Author: Lynette Eason

Hardback: 352 Pages

Publisher: Revell (August 2, 2016)

Series: Elite Guardians (Book 2)

Blurb:

Intensity. Skill. Tenacity. The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have it all.

Katie Singleton, a partner with the Elite Guardians Protection Agency, stumbles upon her next assignment quite by accident. Spotting blue lights at a familiar restaurant, she stops to investigate, only to discover that owner Daniel Matthews has become the target of someone who will go to any lengths to put him out of business. Daniel might be concerned, but he’s not convinced that a bodyguard–and a female one at that–is necessary. A new attack and his niece’s urgings are enough to make him reconsider. He and Katie must figure out who’s behind the intimidation and threats–before a would-be killer strikes again.

Meet the Author:

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, and the Hidden Identity series, as well as Always Watching in the Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of an ACFW Carol Award, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award. She lives in South Carolina

My Review:

Lynette Eason’s latest novel, Without Warning, jumps right into action holing nothing back. This novel definitely has a lot of action, but the guessing who was behind the attacks was pretty easy to figure out. The plot wasn’t as deep as I’ve usually read from Lynette Eason, but nevertheless I still wasn’t disappointed in this book. The characters were fantastic and easy to bond with as the novel progressed. After meeting Katie, Olivia, Haley and Maddy, anyone would want to join the Elite Guardians Agency. I mean seriously, where can I sign up?

Lynette Eason’s novel also tell us that it’s okay to be angry with God, overcoming past mistakes, knowing God has a plan for us, and knowing that He welcomes us back with open arms even if we walk away. This is a novel I can definitely recommend to readers who love a good suspense novel.

Disclosure:

I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell books bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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Book Review: Every Bride Has Her Day

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Author: Janice Thompson

Paperback: 352 Pages

Series: Brides with Style (Book 3)

Publisher: Revell (May 17, 2016)

Blurb:

Katie’s determined to make it down the aisle this time–but it may be easier said than done Katie Fisher is ecstatic. Pro basketball star Brady James has proposed, and she can’t wait to start planning their life together. But it’s hard to focus on her own happily ever after when her calendar is filling up with celebrations for friends and family. Beyond that, it seems everyone around her has an opinion–and a strong one at that–on what Katie’s special day should look like. Will she ever manage to settle all of the details for her storybook wedding? Or will her overzealous friends and relations make a mess of everything?
Meet the Author:

Janice Thompson is an expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into and offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series, the Backstage Pass series, and the Weddings by Design series, as well as Every Bride Needs a Groom and Every Girl Gets Confused. She lives in Texas.

My Review:

I don’t know about you but, I adore series. The chance to get to know a character or several characters just makes my heart jump for joy. I got this with Janice Thompson’s series Brides with style. I had no idea when I picked up the first book that I would get the chance to read two more books about Katie Fisher. And I will tell you now I loved every page of the last book! This book is everything that I always hope for in a book. The characters are fantastic! Plus you already know them from the previous two books. I would recommend reading the first two books but, that just my opinion. You won’t regret opening your heart to Katie Fisher as she gets ready for her big day. You’ll cheer, groan, and laugh your way all the way to the last page.

Disclosure:

I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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Book Review: Silence in the Dark

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Author: Patricia Bradley

Hardback: 362 Pages

Publisher: Revell (April 19, 2016)

Series: Logan Point (Book 4)

Blurb:

Bailey Adams is running for her life . . . again.

When Bailey Adams left Logan Point two years ago she thought she was getting away from her problems. Running into her ex-fiancé Danny Maxwell was not part of the plan–neither was being chased through the city by the local drug cartel, the Calatrava. Now despite her best efforts, Danny is her only chance of escaping the people chasing her and getting back to Logan Point safely. Can Bailey find the strength to face what’s coming? And in the midst of the chaos, can she keep herself from falling in love with her rescuer all over again? With lean, fast-paced prose that will keep you turning the pages, Patricia Bradley pens a superb story of suspense and second chances.

Meet the Author:

Patricia Bradley is the author of Shadows of the Past, A Promise to Protect, and Gone without a Trace. Bradley has been a finalist for the Genesis Award, winner of a Daphne du Maurier Award, and winner of a Touched by Love Award. Bradley is a published short story writer and cofounder of Aiming for Healthy Families, Inc. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America, and makes her home in Mississippi.

My Review:

For those of you that love a mysterious thriller, this book is definitely for you! Having read the other books in this series I knew that I was not going to be disappointed with this book. The characters in this book are strong and complex in the way that they are described. They all have their issues to overcome. They are very much able to pull at your heartstrings. The theme of overcoming the present situation is the power of accepting that God has a plan for each and every one of us, yes, even those who are new in their walk in faith. This is something that we all have to do at one point or another in our walk with God. The plot moved steadily with shocking, unexpected twists and turns around every corner. This book is going to keep you on the edge of your seat and up late just so you can finish this book!

Disclosure:

I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Happy Reading!

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