Honor Redeemed by Christine Johnson


Two Men Vie for Her Affection–Survival Will Depend on Choosing the Right One Two years ago, Prosperity Jones waved farewell to her beloved David as the army sent him to faraway Key West. Now with her parents gone, she has but one prospect for the future: make the dangerous journey from Nantucket to Key West to reunite with David and secure a happier life. Arriving penniless in the South, Prosperity is dismayed to find David married to someone else. Scrambling to survive and nursing a broken heart, she gains the friendship–and the affection–of a kind doctor. Could he be the answer to her loneliness? Or will her life be upended by circumstance yet again? With a deft hand, Christine Johnson fills the reader’s senses with the sights, sounds, and smells of Key West in this heartwarming story of honor lost, honor redeemed, and a love forged in adversity.

Time of Fog and Fire by Rhys Bowen

I really enjoyed this Molly Murphy mystery. This was one of my favorite books in this series. This one glad all my favorite characters and it made me laugh and cry. I hope to see many more in this series.

In the next in Bowen’s bestselling mystery series, Molly Murphy Sullivan rushes to San Francisco after learning that her husband, deep undercover on a secret assignment, is in grave danger. Molly Murphy Sullivan’s husband Daniel, a police captain in turn-of-the-century New York City, is in a precarious position. The new police commissioner wants him off the force altogether. So when Daniel s offered an assignment from John Wilkie, head of the secret service, he s eager to accept. Molly can t draw any details of the assignment out of him, even where he ll be working. But when she spots him in San Francisco during a movie news segment, she starts to wonder if he s in even more danger than she had first believed. And then she receives a strange and cryptic letter from him, leading her to conclude that he wants her to join him in San Francisco. Molly knows that if Daniel s turning to her rather than John Wilkie or his contacts in the police force, something must have gone terribly wrong. What can she do for him that the police can t? Especially when she doesn t even know what his assignment is? Embarking on a cross-country journey with her young son, Molly can t fathom what s in store for her, but she knows it might be dangerous in fact, it might put all of their lives at risk.”

RHYS BOWEN is the author of the Anthony and Agatha Award-winning Molly Murphy mysteries, the Edgar Award-nominated Evan Evans series, and the Royal Spyness series. Born in England, she lives in San Rafael, California.

Tea Shop Folly(a Teacup Courtship Novella) by Carrie Fancett Pagels

I loved this very funny novella. I did not want to stop reading and finished it in one sitting. This was a fun read that almost anyone would like. The characters were great and the mistakes made were funny not tragic.  I received a copy of this Ebola from the author for a fair and honest opinion.
Almost destitute, Lilly has run out of hope when she inherits her great-aunt’s home — but it’s not the Tea Shop that a handsome young gentleman thinks it is. Lilly’s inherited house is crammed full of tea cups. Theo, a Soo Locks engineer, visits frequently in the hopes he will find the perfect antique teacup for his mother and is charmed by the lovely ‘Shoppe owner.’ Lilly can’t turn the bachelor away when he persistently peruses her aunt’s collection, which she’s trying to pack up and remove from the house. Is the man only interested in the teacups, or in her? When Theo begins referring people to Lilly, and the genuine Tea Shoppe owner sets the police on Lilly for her lack of a business license, sparks fly! 

Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., was a psychologist for twenty-five years before becoming a Christian historical romance writer. An award-winning and bestselling author, she’s previously published short stories and novellas as well as nonfiction material. Saving the Marquise’s Granddaughter was inspired by genealogical research. She lives in the historic triangle of Virginia with her husband of twenty-seven years and their teen son, with an adult daughter nearby.

Through Raging Waters by Renee Blare plus a giveaway

This was a very good read. I was a little confused as to who was who at times because the characters are all in an upheaval because of the terrible storms and flooding that is going on. This is the s cond book in this series and I slightly recommend that you read the first in the series so you know who all the characters are. This book never really takes a breather and you are going through the tempest much like the characters. I loved the tiny bit of romance and the intrigue throughout the story. I loo forward to reading more in this series and especially the first one. I revived a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion. 

If Mother Nature has her way, Timber Springs will never be the same… A warm spring and early rainstorms melt the snowpack. Spring runoff compounded by the storm of the century sends Timber Springs into a tailspin. Tossed into the role of rescuer, local pharmacist Paul Fitzgerald must face his past before the whole world falls apart. While he fights to contain the beast around him, he finds his steadfast control slipping through his fingers. And life…everyone’s life…hangs by a thread once again. She isn’t a hero. Melissa Hampton has her own demons to battle. After she learns of her mysterious beginnings amidst her mother’s keepsakes, she faces more than just the river rushing outside her door. Now, she must discern friend from foe…but as waters rise and tension climbs within Timber Springs, she needs to rise to the challenge or lose the only man she’s ever loved. Can two people find each other through raging waters?

About the Author
Renee Headshot BH (3)Renee Blare’s nose has been buried in a book for as long as she can remember. Raised in Louisiana and Wyoming, she started writing poetry in junior high school and that, as they say, was that. After having her son, a desire to attend pharmacy school sent her small family to the University of Wyoming in Laramie. She’s been counting pills ever since. While writing’s her first love, well, after the Lord and her husband, she also likes to fish and hunt as well as pick away on her classical guitar.
Nestled in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains, she lives in Wyoming with her husband, crazy dogs, and ornery cat. She serves her beautiful small town as a pharmacist while penning her stories about struggling Christians as they travel along the journeys of their lives. She loves to interact with readers and invites you check out her website, blog, and social media.
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Guest Post from Renee Blare
I Wrote a Book
Five years ago, I wrote a book…and then I wrote another and another and another. Many said that the words flowed like a river onto the page. Or I painted a picture with letters. As for me? I simply write what I see so you can see it too. What about you? Do you want to write a book?
If so, there’s one thing I’d like you to know. A book’s like a child. It starts out small or simple with garbled language…often repetitive and indistinguishable. Kind of like when a baby babbles “dada” over and over. And then that moment comes when you rejoice because you hear him say “mama.” That’s the growth every book…writer…reader…yearns for.
Different stories float around inside an author’s mind, flowing in a way much like labor. Some authors plot, others don’t. And still others combine the process in a convoluted method. But like birth, no matter how the words eventually find their way to the page, the development of a book doesn’t stop with its first dawn. It takes time, energy, and growth.
Take my first release, To Soar on Eagle’s Wings. Five years ago, I wrote it, my very first book, in three months. And it was awesome! I couldn’t believe it. God brought the plot together in a phenomenal way. But publication wasn’t the next step. I had a lot to learn before that could happen.
My latest release, Through Raging Waters is the example of a writer’s growth, but also her soul. I learned that I had to leave more than my knowledge and my heart on the page. I needed to leave a piece of my soul. When you read Paul’s struggles, you read mine. Melissa’s fear and confusion? Yes, they’re mine. The anger, the pain . . . the trials, the lessons learned are scriptural but also first-hand, taught by my Father.
Writing is more than a job. It’s more than a hobby. It’s sharing your knowledge, your hope with the world. So if you want to write a book. Do it. Then take that next step, and the next. You’ll get there. Oh, and I can’t wait to read it!
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Fraying at the Edge by Cindy Woodsmall

Loved this second book in The Amish of Summer Grove series. I would hate to have to trade my life for something completely different than what I was used to. It would be just as hard to go from Amish to English or from English to Amish. Ariana seems to try harder to adjust at first than Skylar does but at least she wasn’t battling a drug addiction. Can either girl fit in and enjoy their new lives for a year? I would have a horrible time trying to adjust because I hate too many changes. I received this book from bloggingforbooks for a fair and honest opinion. 

Family, community, faith, and love. These quilt blocks sewn together made Ariana s beautiful life. When they are pulled to pieces, will anything familiar remain? The Old Order Amish life Ariana Brenneman loved vanished virtually overnight with the discovery that she was switched at birth twenty years ago. Now she s immersed in the”Englischer”world, getting to know her mother, and under the authority of her biological father, an atheist intellectual with resolute plans to expand Ariana s worldview. Only Quill Schlabach, a childhood friend living”Englisch,” can help steady Ariana s tilting ground between the two worlds, but can she trust him after so many betrayals? At the same time, Skylar Nash is forced to choose rehab or spend several months with her true relatives, the large Brenneman family and their seemingly backward life no electricity, no technology, no fun. What the young woman can t leave behind is her addiction to illegal prescription drugs and deep emptiness from the belief that she doesn t belong in either family. New ties are binding Ariana and Skylar to the lives they were meant to have. Can they pray for the wisdom and strength they ll need to follow God s threads into unexpected futures? “” “Fraying at the”Edge is the second novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series.”

Cindy Woodsmall is a “New York Times” and CBA best-selling author of fifteen works of fiction and one work of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been widely featured in national media outlets. Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in their now-empty nest.

Missing by Lisa Harris

This is a great second book in a series. I love Nikki Boyd and hope that sometime she a Tyler can work things out and get together. This book had many twists and turns and kept me on my toes. I didn’t want to put this down. Nikki is trying to find a missing woman and having many harrowing experiences. I received this book from Revell and the author for a fair and honest opinion.

Nikki Boyd Enters the Deadly World of Counterfeit Drugs to Find a Missing Woman Nikki Boyd isn’t usually called in on homicides; her forte is missing persons. But when a case with two murdered and two missing pops up on a quiet suburban street, she’s ready to start the investigation and find missing homeowners Mac and Lucy Hudson. When the first clues lead her to the boat of her friend Tyler Grant–and another dead body–Nikki must untangle what ties Tyler to the Hudsons. The clues pull her into a deadly maze of counterfeit drugs and a killer who will stop at nothing to silence anyone who threatens his business–including Nikki. Christy Award-winning and bestselling author Lisa Harris puts readers right into the action in this fast-paced thriller that will have them turning pages long into the night.

Lisa Harris is a Christy Award winner and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel for 2011 from “Romantic Times.” The author of nearly thirty books, including “Dangerous Passage,” “Fatal Exchange,” and “Hidden Agenda,” ” “Harris and her family have spent twelve years living as missionaries in southern Africa. They currently live in Mozambique, where Lisa leads a women’s ministry and runs a nonprofit organization that works alongside their church-planting ministry. Learn more at http://www.lisaharriswrites.com.

By Your Side by Candace Calvert

I really enjoyed this book and am so looking forward to the next in the series. Ear Nurse Macy Wynn is a great character. I loved her attitude. When she and Deputy Fletcher Holt meet it is wonderful. There is a good amount of romance and some mystery with the sniper. There is much tenderness and hope throughout this book also. I received this from book fun.org for a fair and honest  

ER nurse Macy Wynn learned essential, gritty lessons in the California foster care system: land on your feet and trust no one. She’s finally located the fellow foster child she loves like a sister, but the girl’s in deep trouble. Macy’s determined to help, no matter what it takes. Her motto is to “make it happen” in any situation life throws at her–even when she butts heads with an idealistic cop.Deputy Fletcher Holt believes in a higher plan, the fair outcome–and his ability to handle that by himself if necessary. Now he’s been yanked from Houston, his mother is battling cancer, and he’s attracted to a strong-willed nurse who could be the target of a brutal sniper.When everything goes wrong, where do they put their trust?

Wounded Women of the Bible by Dena Dyer and Tina Samples

This was a well written book that compares the women of the bible with what women are going through today. I really felt it had some good comparisons. I received a copy of this book from book fun.org for a fair and honest opinion.Imploding relationships, incapacitating losses, injurious personal mistakes, or spiritual failures—whatever the issue, the wounds are the same.

Whether it’s a lapse in judgment by Bathsheba or the moral failure of the women’s ministry leader in your local church; the spiritual insensitivity of Martha or the compulsive obsessions of your church’s care circle chairwoman; the terror of an abandoned single mother like Hagar or the struggling single mother in your prayer group—the time and circumstances are different, but the wounds are equally deep and spiritually devastating.

Meet the Author
Dena Dyer is an accomplished and acclaimed author of several books, including Mothers of the Bible, The Groovy Chicks’ Road Trip to Love, and The Groovy Chicks’ Road Trip to Peace. She has been a member of the Fellowship of Christian Writers, the Christian Authors Network, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Women’s Council. Her resume includes professional author and speaker, professional entertainer, music instructor, missionary, and children’s theater instructor. Dena and her husband are parents to Jordan and Jackson and live in Granbury, Texas.
Tina is an award-winning author, speaker, worship leader, and registered Music Therapist. She lives in Tolar, Texas with her husband David, the lead pastor of Tolar Baptist Church. Together, they have two gifted sons, Jaren and Zach. Her book Wounded Women of the Bible: Finding Hope When Life Hurts, received the 2014 Golden Scroll Award for nonfiction book of the year.

From this Moment by Elizabeth Camden

I did not want to put this book down. I loved it. Stella and Romulus were wonderful characters. They were so much fun together. Learning about the subway systems was nice. I did not know that Boston had the first subway in the States. Loved the romance and the mystery in this book. I received this book from Bethany House for a fair and honest opinion. 
Award-Winning Historical Romance from a Noteworthy Talent Romulus White has tried for years to hire illustrator Stella West for his renowned scientific magazine. She is the missing piece he needs to propel his magazine to the forefront of the industry. But Stella abruptly quit the art world and moved to Boston with a single purpose: to solve the mysterious death of her beloved sister. Romulus, a man with connections to high society and every important power circle in the city, could be her most valuable ally. Sparks fly the instant Stella and Romulus join forces, and Romulus soon realizes the strong-willed and charismatic Stella could disrupt his hard-won independence. Can they continue to help each other when their efforts draw the wrong kind of attention from the powers-that-be and put all they’ve worked for at risk?

To Follow Her Heart by Rebecca DeMarino

This was a wonderful ending to a great series. I didn’t want to put this down. This is Patience and Jeremy’s story. I would not have had the patience that Patience had. I think I would have dumped Jeremy because of his attitude that he had for marriage. I laughed and cried in this historical romance. I received this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion. Satisfying, Emotionally Rich Conclusion to The Southold Chronicles Series It is 1664 and Patience Terry is devastated to learn that Captain Jeremy Horton’s ship has been shipwrecked off the coast of Barbados, with 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 ihs rescued and aboard a British Naval Gunship 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 the happily-ever-after his beloved had hoped for. With a finely tuned sense for authentic historical characters and settings, Rebecca DeMarino plunges readers into the 17th century–a world of high seas and tall ships, daring journeys and yearning hearts.
Rebecca DeMarino is the author of “A Place in His Heart “and “To Capture Her Heart.” A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, and The Southold Long Island Historical Society, she was a 2011 Genesis Award semifinalist. Rebecca is retired from a major airline and lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Tom. Learn more at http://www.rebeccademarino.com.