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16 April 2015

A first-year college student adjusting to life in the States.
A brand-new pregnancy center desperate for new volunteers.
A mysterious phone call from a girl who's far too young to be pregnant.

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After volunteering at a crisis pregnancy center, Kennedy Stern finds herself a pawn in a deadly game of intrigue, at the mercy of those who consider a few innocent lives a small ransom to pay for victory.

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#Book #Review: A #Horse for Kate by @MiraleeFerrell

26 March 2015

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  • Author: Miralee Ferrell
  • Series: Horses and Friends, Book 1
  • Release Date: March 1, 2015
  • Publisher: David C. Cook


Book Description:

A horse of her own would be awesome. But Kate figures that might be a long way away, especially since she had to give up riding lessons and move to her late grandfather’s farm. Besides, it would be a lot more fun to have a best friend to ride with. When Kate discovers a barn on their new farm that’s perfect for a horse, and a dusty bridle too, she starts to think that her dream might come true. Then she meets Tori at school, who is totally the best. So when they discover a thoroughbred that appears to be all alone, could it be the answer to her prayers? Maybe. If she can convince her dad ... and figure out what’s going on with that horse.

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When her dad gets a new job and her family makes the move to Odell, Oregon, twelve-year-old Kate Ferris feels lost and alone. All of her friends were left behind and starting over at a new school seems overwhelming. The only thing she has left is her passion for horses. But Kate soon finds out that love and friendship comes in all kinds of forms, from humans to animals, when she makes a new best friend at school AND on the her daily walks home. Join Kate as she fulfills her love of horses and goes on the adventure of a lifetime!

I must admit that, although I am a lot older than the recommended age for this book (9-13), I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Kate Ferris and her love of horses. I developed a love of horses at a very early age and, because of it, love reading stories involving horses and all things western. While the main aspect of the story is horses and Kate's passion of them, there are several things I loved about it. The author puts a strong emphasis on the value of friendship and the subject of prejudice which I feel imparts a valuable lesson to young kids today. Especially with bullying becoming a major issue in today's society. One thing I really want to mention is Kate's relationship with her seven-year-old brother, Pete. The tender way she treats him is a beauty to behold. If just one child takes that example and learns from it it will make this entire writing effort more than worth it. It also has a short section at the back of the book called"Secrets for Your Diary". It contains study questions that are like diary entries and each one has a short note from the author below it. It fits in very well with the book and I think it's on point for the targeted age group. This book has a little drama and a whole lot of adventure to keep the reader engaged and kids will enjoy it. I know I couldn't put it down!

In her classic writing style, Miralee Ferrell weaves together a story to captivate the reader while imparting family values and offering Biblical insight to the issues at hand. This is Miralee's first attempt at writing for a young audience but, as a fan of her previous works, I have to say that she not only stepped out of the box but she excelled at it. If you have a child, grandchild or know the child of a friend that has a fondness for horses you can't go wrong by buying this book!

Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book from the author for my honest review.

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Author Miralee Ferrell:

I love life, love my family, love writing Christian fiction--reading, riding my horse and puttering in my garden are all ways I relax. I often have my little 6 lb Chihuahua, Lacey, on my lap when I'm working--there's nothing like a warm ball of love on your lap to act as a stress reliever!

First and foremost I'm a child of God and daughter of the King. I've been involved in women's ministries for years, and serve on staff at our small church. I'm married to a wonderful man, have two grown children, two cats, two dogs, 10 chickens and ride my son-in-law's Arabian mare since my old mare passed in 2013. We live about 9 miles from the nearest town on 11 acres, in a peaceful setting surrounded by trees.

I started writing shortly after I turned 50, and discovered I loved it so much I don't want to stop. I have 11 books out & four more releasing in 2015, a four book set of horse novels for middle-grade girls. I write both women's contemporary fiction, historical romance and horse novels for girls. One of my Western romances, Love Finds You in Sundance, WY, was awarded the Will Rogers Medallion for Western Fiction, and Blowing on Dandelions, book one in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series, made the ECPA best seller list in 2013.

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Silver Spurs by Miralee Ferrell
Horses and Friends, Book 2

Kate’s dream of owning a horse has finally happened. But now her best friend Tori has no money to buy a horse. So Kate comes up with a plan—she’ll raise money by boarding horses and hosting a show in her family’s barn.

It seems the perfect solution until Melissa, the girl who disses Kate and Tori at school, shows up to board her horse, determined to compete in their show and win the silver spurs. Will their plan be ruined—or does God have something better in store for them all?

Silver Spurs is a tale of overcoming fears and trusting God with your dreams. 

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24 March 2015

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GOD TELLS THE SUN TO SHINE: An amazing story of love and forgiveness

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God tells the Sun to Shine is a short story about ambition, love, intrigue and forgiveness. The main character is the second-born of twin boys Esau and Jacob. Jacob struggles to come to terms with the privileges that the natural birth order accords the first-born twin Esau. He becomes so obsessed with the desire to become the alpha male in the family enterprise that he plots with their mum to upstage Esau. Although his plan succeeds, he is forced to flee the homeland after Esau plots to kill him in retaliation. For two decades, his life in exile is marked by turmoil in love, marriage and work. When a business arrangement goes pear shaped and he is faced with bankruptcy and the loss of his family, he decides instead to return to his country and face his nemesis - Esau. How will Jacob manoeuvre his way through the ordeal?

Femi Bolaji - photoFemi Bolaji is a seasoned writer and commentator on topical Christian themes. He likes to tell Bible-based stories in contemporary language and style that would appeal to all, yet with profound insight and application to the pressures of modern day living. He is an alumnus of the Bartlett, University College London. He lives in London, United Kingdom.
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Featuring Julie Cosgrove's #Christian #Suspense #Series @ClashOfTitles

23 March 2015

From the first clap of thunder to the conclusion of the book,
Julie B. Cosgrove holds the reader in the palm of her hand.
                                               --Author Victoria Pitt Caine


About Hush in the Storm:

Jen, a young widow floundering in the storm of mourning, whose only lifeline is her humdrum job, is tossed into a maze of deceit and intrigue by a coworker named the request of her late husband, or so Tom says. He kidnaps her and fakes her death to keep her safe from the cartel who he thinks caused her husband's "accident." Together, they are thrust into a tempest of danger and deceit where no one is whom they claim to be. The list of people Jen can believe in keeps diminishing. Who can she trust while dodging the Feds, human traffickers and the press who've discovered she's alive? How will Jen rescue the two held-captive girls she befriends without drowning them, Tom, and herself in the waves of betrayal, especially when she's begun to suspect her husband may not be as dead as everyone thinks...

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Jen assumes she can escape her past after she testifies against Robert, her human trafficking mogul husband, and enters into witness protection under a new identity. That is until a baby shows up on the stoop of the library where she works, and another man from her past, Tom, appears in her living room. Now she must relocate again under yet another name and memorize a new set of legitimate lies to explain who she is.

When Robert discovers her latest identity, he has other plans for her, such as enslaving her in a Tudor manor in Southern England. The scandalous family secrets she discovers may hold the key to her and the daughter of the manor’s freedom. But first she must tunnel through a myriad of lies, including the dark sin which has held her own heart captive. If the truth is revealed, will it hinder her one chance for happiness?

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What COTT Voters Had to Say:
--I have loved all of Julie Cosgroves books . Always waiting for the next one!!!

--I was eager to read Legitimate Lies and found it to be that most rare of all books. ..a sequel that is even better than the first in the Series! Author Julie Cosgrove tells a tight, well paced story which sweeps the readers along in a swirl of suspense. A protagonist in Witness Protection needs to learn to rely on the Lord s she seeks to discern whom she can trust and what is true, when her life seems to depend on a fragile web of legitimate -and not -so -legitimate -- lies. Her personal and spiritual growth made this a powerful and enjoyable book to read. I loved it and recommend it whole heartedly!

--Julie, this is one of the best books I've read. Can't wait for the sequel.

--Julie Cosgrove writes non-stop action and deeper meaning into her plot. Legitimate Lies is a good read.

--Great job, Julie! Keep up the good work. Proud of you :-)

--Julie Cosgrove is an excellent writer.

--Every book looks inviting, but Legitimate Lies captures my curiosity. Good job, Julie!

--Really enjoying Julie's latest!

About Julie:
Freelance writer, author and professional speaker Julie B Cosgrove leads retreats, workshops, and
Bible studies. She writes regularly for several Christian websites and publications and has been published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul, Faith Filled Family Magazine, Upper Room's Devozine and Alive Now, The Secret Place, Light from the Word, The Journey and Good News Daily.
Julie has published three Bible studies, an inspirational, a devotional and several novels - Focused (2012), Hush in the Storm (2014) and Legitimate Lies (2015). She is contracted for two more novels: Freed to Forgive (2015) and Navy Blues (2016), with two more in process.

Julie has one grown son and lives in Fort Worth, TX with two cats.

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#RevellReads Blog Tour & #Review | The Trouble with Patience by @MaggieBrendan | A #FourStar #Historical #Romance!

24 February 2015

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  • Author: Maggie Brendan
  • Series: Virtues and Vices of the Old West, Book 1
  • Release Date: February 17, 2015
  • Publisher: Revell
  • ISBN-10: 0800722647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800722647

Book Description:

Patience Cavanaugh has lost hope in romance. The man she yearned to marry is dead and her dreams are gone with him. Now she is consumed with the restoration of a dilapidated boarding house in order to support herself. Despite her desire for solitude, Jedediah Jones, the local sheriff with a reputation for hanging criminals, becomes an ever-looming part of her life. It seems like such a simple arrangement: Patience needs someone with a strong back to help her fix up the boardinghouse, and Jedediah needs a dependable source of food for himself and his prisoners. But Patience gets more than she bargained for as she explores the depths of the "hanging lawman"--and finds both betrayal and love.
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Author Maggie Brendan
Maggie Brendan is a CBA bestselling author, and has sold over 300,000 books of historical romance. She is a winner of 2014 Book Buyers Best/ OCC/RWA -inspirational, 2013 Laurel Wreath Award, was a 2013 finalist for the Published Maggie Award of Excellence, a 2014 and 2013 finalist for the Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Award, a 2012 finalist for Inspirational Reader’s Choice award and a recipient of the 2004 ACW Persistence Award in Atlanta. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), The Author’s Guild, Romance Writers of America (RWA), Faith, Hope and Love, and Georgia Romance Writers. Maggie’s series are Heart of the West and The Blue Willow Brides and Virtues and Vices of the Old West. The Trouble with Patience, book one in a new series, of Virtues and Vices of the Old West will release in February, 2015.
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Nevada City, Montana Territory - 1866

"...Don't compare yourself to others. It's what's on the inside--in your heart--that matters. None of us are perfect. We are only made complete when we rest in the Good Lord." - Hannah Larson

Patience Cavanaugh is attempting to start a new life after a personal tragedy by bringing her grandmother's old boardinghouse back to life. Creekside Inn is beginning to thrive and life is going great until she spars with the town Marshal, Jedediah Jones. A tenuous beginning soon turns into a blossoming friendship but when Patience learns of Jed's prior occupation it could destroy it. Is forgiveness possible and, if so, is love on the horizon for these two lonely hearts?

Jedediah Jones is a changed man with regrets from his past but he's never regretted the past more than he does now. When he learns that his old job as a Montana Vigilante personally effected the woman he has come to care for his regrets lay heavy on his shoulders. With a criminal on the loose and Patience Cavanaugh on the outs with him, Jed's tension is mounting. Can he maintain law and order and capture the heart of the woman he loves?

The Trouble with Patience is book one in Maggie Brendan's new series, Virtues and Vices of the Old West, and the first I have had the pleasure of reading by this author. I'm glad I started with book one because it gives me a chance to familiarize myself with the characters which I am looking forward to revisiting. I love Patience's bold faith and outspokenness about forgiveness but, most of all, I love the fact that she had to struggle with it herself. It made her less fictional and more real because everyone has struggled with it at some point in their lives. While faith was a strong aspect of this book forgiveness was at the forefront and I believe readers will be able to identify with the characters on a personal level.

The storyline is unique and there are a couple of surprises to be expected which keeps the reader interested and engaged. The suspense isn't very strong but it is very enjoyable and coupled with the budding romances (plural!) I would call it a "page turner". Virtues and Vices of the Old West very aptly describes this series because both are plentiful. I believe Maggie Brendan has a winner with this series and I am anxiously awaiting to return to Nevada City and the characters I love so much. If you are a fan on historical romance with some suspense thrown in I recommend giving it a try!

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review.

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