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21 04, 2016

Review: If I Run by Terri Blackstock

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: Christian Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Series|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

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if i run book coverReviewed by Bethany Kelly

What happens when the people you thought were the good guys turn out to be bad? This is a conundrum that Casey Cox has to deal with in Terri Blackstock’s If I Run.

When Casey finds her best friend, Brent, dead in his house, she knows that she can’t go to the cops. She has no faith in the justice system after the death of her father; so instead, she goes home and packs her things. Knowing that her DNA is all over the crime scene, she flees town, deciding that living a life on the run is better than the alternative–being arrested.

Dylan Roberts, a friend of Brent’s and a war veteran suffering from PTSD, is hired to find Casey and bring her back to face the murder charges against her. However, as he

21 04, 2016

Blog Tour: The Inheritance by Michael Phillips

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: Christian Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical, Literature & Fiction, Religious & Inspirational, Series|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

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the inheritance book coverPlease join Michael Phillips, author of The Inheritance, as he tours the blogosphere with Litfuse Publicity!

Reviewed by Amanda Schafer

As the chief of the clan, Macgregor Tulloch was a man beloved by the whole town. When he suddenly passes away, the town grieves but rumors also begin to circulate as to who will be the next chief. David Tulloch is who the town believes will be the next chief and they treat him as such, but a distant cousin, Hardy Tulloch, is convinced that he has a right to the title. Shortly after Macgregor passes, David finds out that Macgregor never made out a will. Therefore, all of his assets are frozen while his estate (and the fate of the whole island) goes through probate. A part of the probate process will determine who is the rightful heir to be

8 04, 2016

Review: A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker

By | April 8th, 2016|Categories: Action & Adventure, Christian Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Religious & Inspirational|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

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ad 33 book coverReviewed by Jenna Arthur

A.D. 33, written by Ted Dekker, continues the story from his previous book, A.D. 30. This follow-up book continues to follow main character, Maviah, as she gathers her band of outcasts in the desert, creating her own kingdom built on freedom from torture, and the slavery she once suffered at the hands of power hungry men. Talya, Saba and many of the Bedu characters find strength in Maviah, and through Maviah’s great faith, in the man she knows as Yeshua, follow her and the word.

Maviah’s new kingdom is growing and because of this she is becoming more powerful–a new, strong, intelligent woman, one she never she’d become. Men threaten to punish her, to hurt her, by any means possible. Maviah threatens their hold on the world and a strong woman must be put

22 03, 2016

Blog Tour: The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer

By | March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Christian Literature & Fiction, Contemporary, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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the hearts we mend book coverPlease join Kathryn Springer, author of The Hearts We Mend, as she tours the blogosphere with Litfuse Publicity!

Reviewed by Charity Lyman

Every once in a while you stumble across a book that you might not normally read, but then in the middle of it you realize that it has fast become a favorite. Such is the case with my latest read, The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer. It is part of a series and thankfully I found out afterwards that I have the first book already in my TBR pile. And this author is going on my must-read list!

The story was different for me, which I like. Evie Bennett is a single mom, thanks to the accident that killed her firefighter husband thirteen years before. She has one child, but he is no longer her little

17 03, 2016

Blog Tour: Playing the Part by Jen Turano

By | March 17th, 2016|Categories: Christian Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Romance|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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playing the part book coverPlease join Jen Turano, author of Playing the Part, as she tours the blogosphere with Litfuse Publicity!

Enter Jen’s 5-book giveaway – open until 4/6 – here

Reviewed by Charity Lyman

Today I have a delightful story to share that will have you in stitches! Jen Turano is the well known author of many novels set in the Gilded Age and her newest one is titled Playing the Part. It is an entertaining tale full of the quirky characters Turano has come to be recognized for. Give me a minute to explain a few of them to you, and then we can talk about the story itself!

In this book we will meet a few new characters but also get to catch up with a few old friends. Well, they will be old friends if you

13 03, 2016

Review: Amish Christmas at North Star

By | March 13th, 2016|Categories: Christian Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Short Stories|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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amish christmas at north star book coverReviewed by Charity Lyman

I know it is well after Christmas but for those of you who like to carry the feelings throughout the year, Amish Christmas at North Star: Four Stories of Love and Family is a perfect way to keep the spirit going. This is a book composed of four novella stories by four different authors. The stories stories are all related by the town the character call home–the little town of North Star. It is a quaint community, mainly inhabited by the Amish.

The first story was “Guiding Star” from author Katie Ganshert. It follows Noelle – Elle to her friends – and Chase Wellington. This great little novella and was probably my favorite out of them all. I liked how the author drew the readers in and though it was short, I

14 02, 2016

Blog Tour: Keeper of the Stars by Robin Lee Hatcher

By | February 14th, 2016|Categories: Christian Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Romance|Tags: , |3 Comments

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keeper of the stars book coverPlease join Robin Lee Hatcher, author of Keeper of the Stars, as she tours the blogosphere with Litfuse Publicity!

Reviewed by Bethany Kelly

Keeper of the Stars by Robin Lee Hatcher is an uplifting story about grief, forgiveness, and love. Labeled as an ‘inspirational romance’ novel, this book definitely delivers that.

When Penny’s brother, Brad, dies in a car accident just a few months after going to Nashville to be a drummer, Penny is devastated. She feels guilty for being angry with Brad for pursuing his dream instead of using his college degree the last time she saw him, and she is angry at the Nashville singer who encouraged him to be in his band. However, when this singer comes to Kings Meadow to keep the promise he made to Brad in his last minutes of

31 01, 2016

Blog Tour: Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble

By | January 31st, 2016|Categories: Christian Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Religion & Spirituality, Romance|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

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mermaid moon book coverPlease join Colleen Coble, author of Mermaid Moon, as she tours the blogosphere with Litfuse Publicity!

Reviewed by Bethany Kelly

Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble is a beautifully written and captivating novel. Coble effectively tells the love story between main characters Mallory and Kevin, while also giving the reader a mystery to piece together.

This novel focuses on Mallory; Mallory receives a phone call from her father during which he mutters the words “Find…mother” right before passing away. However, with her mother being dead for almost fifteen years, Mallory is both startled and confused.

After traveling back home, where she hadn’t been in many years, Mallory is thrown into more danger than she could’ve ever imagined. Not only is her life being threatened, but also the life of her daughter, Haylie. In addition to this, Mallory must face Kevin, whose heart

26 01, 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Beyond the Silence by Tracie Peterson & Kimberley Woodhouse

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: Christian Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Giveaways, Historical, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Romance|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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beyond the silence book coverPlease join Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse, authors of Beyond the Silence, as they tour the blogosphere with Litfuse Publicity!

Reviewed by Charity Lyman

Normally a book that is co-authored ends up somewhat choppy. Thankfully, this was definitely not the case with this new novel from Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse. In Beyond The Silence, I found a story written by two famous authors that came together seamlessly. It is an excellent historical novel that had me turning pages – or flipping them the best I could on my Kindle – as fast as I could to find out the ending. And not only does it have an intriguing plot but both authors truly bring their own expertise to the table in a big way.

Lillian, or Lily to her friends, travels west to take

17 12, 2015

Blog Tour: At Love’s Bidding by Regina Jennings

By | December 17th, 2015|Categories: Christian Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical, Literature & Fiction, Romance|Tags: , , |1 Comment

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at love's bidding book coverPlease join Regina Jennings, author of At Love’s Bidding, as she tours the blogosphere with Litfuse Publicity

Reviewed by Charity Lyman

There are those unfortunate times when you just cannot get into a book. And this was definitely one of those times. Normally, Regina Jennings is the type of author I adore–she writes great historical novels with quirky characters and fun plots to keep me interested. And believe me, I really enjoy a good historical. So it was very odd when it took me so long to finish At Love’s Bidding. After a few chapters, it seemed to pick up and I got more into the story so it definitely wasn’t a bomb, just not one of my favorites.

The plot itself sounded really funny–a young Boston lady who is refined and mannerly gallivanting off to the wilds