Burden of Proof by DiAnn Mills

I loved this romantic suspense with so many twists and turns. I had a hard time putting this book down. I loved the characters. I love reading books with FBI agents. It is interesting to see how they might truly work. April and Jason have to go through a lot of adversity before everything ends. I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this a five out of five stars.

Reeling from a negotiation gone wrong, FBI Special Agent April Ramos is caught off guard when a frazzled young woman shoves a crying baby into her arms, then disappears. Worry for the child’s safety quickly turns to fear when a man claiming to be the girl’s father abducts them at gunpoint. April puts her hostage negotiation skills to use to learn more about who she’s dealing with: Jason Snyder, a fugitive accused of murder.

As Jason spins a tall tale about being framed for the killing of his business partner, April must sort through his claims to find the truth. A truth that becomes all the more evident after April overhears a conversation between Jason and the local sheriff and realizes something more sinister may be happening in their small town of Sweet Briar, Texas. But aligning herself with a known fugitive to uncover the burden of proof could cost April her job . . . or worse, her life and the lives of other innocent people.

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Hold Me Close by Marguerite Martin Gray Promo Blast

This was a very good historical. I really liked Louis Lestarjette and Elizabeth Elliott. It would have been very hard to want freedom from England when your parents were Loyalists. This was a good way to introduce the revolution in Charles Town. Most books on the Revolution seem to take place in the Boston area. The rest of the colonies were part of this revolution. It is nice to see this area have some books about it. I received this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

The leisurely life Louis has intended does not include revolution.

Charles Town, South Carolina, 1772—Louis Lestarjette arrives from France without purpose or plans

beyond reconnecting with family and making a profit. Finding the town questioning its alliances, Louis must

make decisions about the direction in his life, even as he tries to avoid all political conflict. He wonders if he

will be able to stay neutral in a battle for independence. When decisive events confront him, Louis finds

himself torn between staying with the woman he loves or escaping the coming conflicts.

Elizabeth Elliott trusts that God will hold her close in uncertain and changing times. Faced with difficult

decisions about her loyalties, she finds comfort in close friends, a devout sister, and her music. When the

mysterious Frenchman with no commitment to God or Charles Town enters her life, he challenges her role

in the political battle. She must decide what actions she can take for the cause, if any at all.

Bio:

Marguerite Martin Gray is the author of Hold Me Close, Surround Me, and Bring Me

Near– Revolutionary Faith Books One, Two and Three. She enjoys studying history and

writing fiction. An avid traveler and reader, she teaches high school Spanish and has

degrees in French, Spanish, and Journalism from Trinity University in San Antonio,

Texas, and a MA in English from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.

Marguerite is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Abilene Writers Guild,

Daughters of the American Revolution, South Carolina Historical Society, and

Preservation Society of Charleston. She currently lives in North Louisiana with her husband.

Escape by Glenn Haggerty Promo Blast

This is a very good young adult suspense story. I enjoyed the suspense and how the story unfolded. This would have been hard to handle at any age. I don’t think I would have had the know how to survive the way that Tyler did against the bad guys and Dustin. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this story a five out of five stars.

“I’d never seen a dead body before, but I was pretty sure the guy in the car trunk was dead.”

Middle school’s tough, and Tyler Higgins just wants to hang with the cool kids. But Dustin’s

idea of quality entertainment is spying on parked cars on Lover’s Lane. When two creeps

show up with a body, Tyler doesn’t want to stick around. Then again, he might not have much

choice.

Author Bio

Glenn writes inspiring adventures with an edge. No matter how dark the day, finding hope to

pursue the prize is the core of all his novels and studies. He is a member of ACFW (American

Christian Fiction Writers), a graduate of Vision Loss Resources and Bethel Seminary, the father

of six and grandfather of seven. Glenn likes tandem biking, kayaking, and daydreaming and lives

in Minneapolis with his wife. He is also an award-winning author with short stories published in

Splickety, Havok, Cadet Quest and Partners. Chase, the third book in his Intense series was

released on April 1, 2018.

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In The Shadow Of Croft Towers by Abigail Wilson with a giveaway

I did not want to put this book down. There were so many twists and turns. First I wanted to know why Sybil came to Croft Towers. Then I needed to figure out who the spy was. This kept me guessing through the whole story. I loved the characters. Mrs. Chalcroft was one of my favorites. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

About the Book

Book: In the Shadow of Croft Towers

Author: Abigail Wilson

Genre: Historical fiction, romantic suspense

Release Date: January 15, 2019

In the Shadow of Croft TowerFrom debut author Abigail Wilson comes a mysterious Regency tale of secrets and spies, love and treachery.

Orphaned Sybil Delafield jumps at the opportunity for a position at the mysterious Croft Towers. She believes she was hired to act as companion to a dying woman, but a highway robbery and a hostile welcome from the Chalcroft family cause her to wonder if she was actually hired to help someone spy for France.

An unsolved murder adds intrigue to this already secretive family, and Sybil recognizes Mrs. Chalcroft’s handsome grandson as one of the infamous highwaymen who robbed her. Sybil must determine if this man’s charming smile and earnest eyes speak the truth or if he is simply using her like others in the house. Everyone seems to have something to hide, and Sybil must decide who to trust while also coming to terms with the truth about her own past.

 

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About the Author

Abigail WilsonAbigail Wilson combines her passion for Regency England with intrigue and adventure to pen historical mysteries with a heart. A Registered Nurse, chai tea addict, and mother of two crazy kids, Abigail fills her spare time hiking the National Parks, attending her daughter’s gymnastic meets, and curling up with a great book. In 2017, Abigail won WisRWA’s Fab Five contest and ACFW’s First Impressions contest as well as placing as a finalist in the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and currently lives in Dripping Springs, Texas, with her husband and children. Connect with Abigail at www.acwilsonbooks.com

 

Excerpt from the Book

1813

THE ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE

 

I often wonder what my life would have been like if I had never learned the truth. I wouldn’t have set off as I did for Croft Towers. I never would have met him.

It’s strange what I remember about the day I left London. The mail coach was late; the weather wretched. The clock had struck midnight long before two strangers and I ducked beneath the postmaster’s outstretched umbrella to board the Royal Mail and rumble across the North Downs.

That difficult journey east marked the beginning of an unseasonably cold autumn. Frigid rain pelted the coach windows. The undercarriage squealed beneath the seats as a metallic scent wound its way between the drafty boards. I gripped the windowsill, wondering if the coachman intended to hit every bump in the road.

“Far to go, miss?”

The woman’s voice startled me. Dressed head to toe in red

satin, she’d endured the last few darkened hours with a handful of smelling salts and a tongue hot for complaints, but she hadn’t spoken to me until now. Not until the first hint of rain-soaked daylight peeked over the horizon.

I lowered my gaze and fiddled with my bonnet ribbons. “Yes, ma’am . . . well, not too much farther, I hope.”

Taken from “In the Shadow of Croft Towers” by Abigail Wilson. Copyright © 2018 by Abigail Wilson. Used by permission of http://www.thomasnelson.com/.

Blog Stops

Just the Write Escape, December 20

Faery Tales Are Real, December 20

The Avid Reader, December 20

Reflections From My Bookshelves, December 21

seasons of opportunities, December 21

Mary Hake, December 22

Carpe Diem, December 22

Inklings and notions, December 23

Blogging With Carol, December 23

A Baker’s Perspective, December 23

Stories By Gina, December 24

Remembrancy, December 24

Madeline Clark, December 25

The Christian Fiction Girl, December 25

For the Love of Literature, December 26

Blossoms and Blessings, December 26

Janices book reviews, December 26

Back Porch Reads, December 27

Book by Book, December 27

Daysong Reflections, December 28

All-of-a-kind Mom, December 28

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 28

Godly Book Reviews, December 29

Locks, Hooks and Books, December 29

Bigreadersite, December 29

Inspiration Clothesline, December 30

A Rup Life, December 30

Bibliophile Reviews, December 30

A Reader’s Brain, December 31

Texas Book-aholic, December 31

Just Your Average reviews, January 1

Bookworld Reviews, January 1

Pause for Tales, January 1

Reading Is My SuperPower, January 2

Simple Harvest Reads, January 2

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To celebrate her tour, Abigail is giving away a grand prize of one finished copy of the book!!

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The Lieutenants Bargain by Regina Jennings

God does work in mysterious ways. Hattie travels by herself to Denver but doesn’t make it because the stagecoach she is in is attacked by gunman. She survives and is saved and rescued by Jack who she knew as an awkward boy who she grew up with. I enjoyed this story and had many laughs during it. I am really enjoying this series and hope for many more. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a five out of five stars.

Hattie Walker dreams of becoming a painter, while her parents want her to settle down. As a compromise, they give her two months to head to Denver and place her works in an exhibition or give up the dream forever. Her journey is derailed when a gunman attacks her stagecoach, leaving her to be rescued by a group of Arapaho but she’s too terrified to recognize them as friendly. 

Confirmed bachelor Lieutenant Jack Hennessey has long worked with the tribe and is tasked with trying to convince them that the mission school at Fort Reno can help their children. When a message arrives about a recovered survivor, Jack heads out to take her home and plead his case once more.

He’s stunned to run into Hattie Walker, the girl who shattered his heart–but quickly realizes he has a chance to impress her. When his plan gets tangled through translation, Jack and Hattie end up in a mess that puts her dreams in peril and tests Jack’s resolve to remain single.

Prayer: Warrior Confessions by Harriet E. Michael & Shirley Crowder with a giveaway

I enjoyed reading these short stories of how God has worked in these peoples lives. Each story tells a story of how Prayer helped them to cope and sometimes help a miracle to happen. I cried through much of this book. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

About the Book

Prayer Warrior Confessions

Book: Prayer Warrior Confessions

Author: Harriet E. Michael & Shirley Crowder

Genre: Non-Fiction, Christian Living, Inspirational

Release Date: November, 2018

Publisher: Write Integrity Press

Come along with other prayer warriors and read their stories. Some of the stories will make you cry while others will make you laugh. Each story ends with a confession from the writer in which he or she shares an insight about prayer or something new they learned through their experience.

Readers of Prayer Warrior Confessions will learn more about prayer as they enjoy the true and candid stories of other people’s experiences with prayer. They see the stories through the writers’ eyes and glean the insights the writers learned.

True stories of prayer in action that will make you cry, laugh, sigh, smile, and stand amazed.

 

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About the Authors

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Shirley CrowderThe authors, Shirley Crowder and Harriet E. Michael are lifelong friends whose parents served as missionaries in Nigeria, West Africa. Their friendship has spanned across two continents, numerous states, and many, many years. Learn more about them at http://www.WriteIntegrity.com/authors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Post from Shirley & Harriet

God writes the best stories … and sometimes we get the privilege of recording them.
Co-writers Harriet E. Michael and Shirley Crowder have a common interest in all things Biblical. Over the past few years they have worked together on a series of books on the topic of prayer. “Prayer Warrior Confessions” is the fourth & final book in that series. It is a book filled with true stories of experiences with and lessons learned about prayer. This collection of true stories was written by various contributors who retell a story from their lives about a time they saw prayers answered, and/or learned a new lesson about prayer. These stories are heartwarming, exciting, sad, funny, and will touch your heart in so many ways while also sharing deeper insights into prayer.
Yes, God creates the best stories & He writes them on the parchment of our lives, teaching us lessons through them.

 

Blog Stops

Real World Bible Study, December 18

A Diva’s Heart, December 19

Just the Write Escape, December 19

Lights in a Dark World, December 20

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, December 21

Bibliophile Reviews, December 22

Mary Hake, December 23

Texas Book-aholic, December 23

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 24

Janices book reviews, December 25

Carpe Diem, December 26

A Baker’s Perspective, December 27

Bigreadersite, December 28

the midnight bookaholic, December 29

margaret kazmierczak, December 29 (Interview)

Truth and a Grace Homeschool Academy, December 30

Stephanie’s Life of Determination, December 31

Reading is my Super Power, December 31 (Interview)

Giveaway

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To celebrate their tour, Harriet and Shirley are giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card and the whole Prayer Collection set: Prayer It’s Not About You, Study Guide on Prayer–A Companion to Prayer: It’s Not About You, and Glimpses of Prayer, Prayer Warrior Confessions!!

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I Know The Plans By Melissa Wardwell with a giveaway

This book showed what it could be like to go through hell and back. Both Tiffany and Brad have gone through a lot during their 20 years of marriage. They have gone through miscarriages and Brad being deployed. Brad is injured and gets amnesia. Tiffany has to try to be ok with someone who can’t remember her. This would be almost impossible to get through. I enjoyed how the author got the characters through all of their problems. I received a copy of this book from Celebratelit for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this a four out of five stars.

About the Book

I Know the Plans

Book: I Know the Plans

Author: Melissa Wardwell

Genre: Romance

Release Date: October, 2018

All the plans Tiffany and Brad made for their lives as individuals were thrown to the wind the moment they met. Now, after almost a decade of marriage, they spend more time apart than together. Though plans remain unfulfilled, their hearts seek to remain steadfast and connected.

After Brad returns from his latest tour in Afghanistan, it is evident that the man Tiffany married is no longer the same. As Brad struggles with reacquainting himself with his life, Tiffany questions how it could be part of God’s plan. Have the sins of their past finally come back to haunt them? No matter how much support they have in their family and friends, the choice is still theirs. Will they continue to trust God with their lives or will they choose their own course?

 

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About the Author

Melissa WardwellMelissa Wardwell resides in the quant town of Owosso, Michigan with her husband and their three teen aged children. She began her writing journey in August of 2014 with her debut novel “What God Brings Together”. She decided to give writing a try after she shared a story that nagged at her with a friend. Unsure in her own abilities to craft a story she plunged ahead anyway. After reading the first draft of that first book, she then understood that God had a much bigger plan. “God does not give his children a desire just so that it can go to waste.” Since then, she has added three more novels and taken part in two anthologies. Melissa also has a review blog and is a contributing blogger for Heart”wings” Blog.

Being a mother and wife herself, Melissa understands the importance of taking care of yourself from time to time. So, all her stories revolve around women who are mothers: single mothers, widowed mothers, young mothers, married mothers, and even women who have a mother’s heart but no children of their own.

To see the full list of her work, visit www.melissawardwell.com

 

Guest Post from Melissa

Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV) “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

This verse has been my “Go To” verse since the day I married. It is a constant reminder that no matter what struggles I endure, God has a plan. I may not be able to see through the fog, I may not like or understand the journey, but it is all part of a plan. All I can do is trust God’s design for my life and be willing to move when He tells me to.

God used the writing process of “I Know the Plans” to remind me that He has a plan for me and book and I need to just trust the process. This book has taken me over a year to complete. If it wasn’t one thing to keep me from committing to it, then it was another. I don’t begrudge the events that kept me away, but as soon as I would begin to grumble to God about not having the energy or the brain power to write, I would get this preverbal reminder that I was not the one in control. If I am going to write faith lessons in fiction, I need to trust the Master Author.

In “I Know the Plans”, Sergeant Bradley Jones and his wife, Tiffany, are hit with one whopper of a plot twist that leaves them wondering if they can get through some major medical issues, PTSD, and infertility in one piece. Their family and friends do their best to support the couple but sometimes, trusting God’s plan is all they can do. Something we all try to learn to do in our own lives. 

Due to the military thread in this book, I asked my veteran friends what charity they hold in high esteem. Almost every single one of them suggested “Wounded Warrior Project” and offered rave reviews of their humanitarian efforts in the military community. So, a portion of my royalties from this book will be going to “Wounded Warrior Project” in honor of their service and the service of thousands of others. 

https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

There is another group of people I wanted to honor. Those who fight with infertility. I know many who have fought the battle to have children of their own. Some eventually find success, while other have not. Some have even taken the route of adoption and have saved the lives of young ones who needed all the love in the world. Then there are some that just choose to embrace the fact that children of their own was not going to happen and have given all their love to others. All of these groups of people fight a battle that is riddled with pain, confusion, endless medical procedures, and thousands of dollars. There isn’t one group or anther that could support these people as much as our love, prayers, and thoughtful kindness can. So, I encourage you to embrace those around you and shower them with love. Sometimes what they need is just a friend that will listen and not try to mix the problem. Just as you have received the Father’s love, now you can give it away. 

Finally, I want to thank the CelebrateLit blog team for signing up for this tour. I am honored that they choose to read this story and offer their honest opinions on this book. As always, I pray it ministers to the readers as much as it ministered to the author. “You all are amazing!”

Blessings,

Melissa Wardwell

Blog Stops

Christian Author, J.E.Grace, December 13

Real World Bible Study, December 13

Connect in Fiction, December 14

Inklings and notions, December 14

Godly Book Reviews, December 15

Blogging With Carol, December 15

Blossoms and Blessings, December 16

Mary Hake, December 16

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, December 17

Carpe Diem, December 17

Maureen’s Musings, December 18

All-of-a-kind Mom, December 18

Texas Book-aholic, December 19

Christian Bookaholic, December 20

cultivating us, December 20

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 21

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 21

Bibliophile Reviews, December 22

A Baker’s Perspective, December 23

Simple Harvest Reads, December 24 (Guest Post from Mindy Houng)

Janices book reviews, December 25

The Becca Files, December 26

Bigreadersite, December 26

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To celebrate her tour, Melissa is giving away a grand prize that includes an “I know the plans” coffee mug and print copies of books 1, 2, & 3 from the Promises From Above Series!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/d76f/i-know-the-plans-celebration-tour-giveaway