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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Book Review: Rising Tide by Christy Barritt

Rising Tide by Christy Barritt is the astounding conclusion to the Lantern Beach Blackout series. This entire series is inspirational, clean romantic suspense and I highly recommend all of the books. While you could definitely read then out of order, why would you? Ms Barritt is skilled at weaving a larger story throughout her series’s and reading them in order only highlights the story even more. Benjamin’s story always intrigued me and it was the perfect way to end the series. I honestly loved the way it ended, including a surprise I ever saw coming. I loved the book and entire series so much! I received a digital copy of this book from the author with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.

Book Review: The Reunion by Amy Matayo 


The Reunion by Amy Matayo is a novella that concludes the Love in Chaos series. How do you end a series that started with a couple being stranded on a secluded island? With their wedding of course! But the lovable characters from all three of the other books in the series reunite here for a wedding so fitting in every way. I loved seeing all the characters together again and I loved how everything comes full circle— the perfect end to a phenomenal series. I absolutely adored each book in this series and could not recommend it more. I received a digital copy of this book from the author with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

About the Book



Book:  Why Can’t We Trust God?

Author: Thomas Wise

Genre:  Non-Fiction/Personal Growth

Release Date: January 17, 2020



So you think God turned his back on us?



Why else would this world be so miserable?



While this world is spinning out of control, we are left with the tough questions:



Why is this happening to me?



Why won’t God stop this?



Why am I in pain?



Why did my child die?



Why do they hate me?



WHY CAN’T WE TRUST GOD?



Well, at the time my wife and I were suffering financially due to her loss of a good job. We wondered how we would pay our bills but chose to continue to trust in God as we paid our tithe and held our breath, hoping my income would cover our bills each month. We prayed for relief but never expected the answer would include the total destruction of everything we owned. The tornado crashed through the town, causing death and destruction to everything in its path.


After the grief subsided at the loss of life suffered by our neighbors, we came to realize that we also lost all of our debts and the decay of the older home we owned. We received so much more than we lost.







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My Thoughts

Why Can't We Trust God? by Thomas Wise tackles this question in different ways. He looks deeply at the obstacles in our faith and how we can overcome them. Mr Wise deals with the topic with great reasoning and well-ordered arguments and illustrations. This book is perfect for strengthening your faith based on the solid principles of God’s Word. I think this book is great both for believers and nonbelievers alike. This book is such a gift to our world that seems so upside down these days. I highly recommend it. I received a digital copy of this book from the author with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.








About the Author



Tom and Nancy Wise are award-winning authors. Their first novel, The Borealis Genome, is the grand-prize winner of the Chanticleer Book Reviews Dante Rossetti 2013 Award for YA Novels and 2014 Cygnus Award Lab Lit Category.

Thomas grew up in a military family moving from base to base as the child of a Marine, living the life of an officer’s brat in times of war while Nancy was raised the youngest child of a WWII veteran. When not working together on their novels, Tom teaches at University and authors articles on project management topics and nonfiction books published by Gower Publishing in the UK.



More from Tom

“Why Can’t We Trust God?” reflects my struggle with the purpose of suffering. I identify with Jacob, wrestling with God, holding on to my pain and anger, determined to find God’s blessing in compensation for a life that didn’t seem to meet my expectations. I dug my feet in, refusing to be moved, and I was determined to find some confirmation of why life hurts, why I suffer from failure, health, setbacks, and the meaning of life.

“Why Can’t We Trust God?” published by Zion Press, a CrossLink Publishing imprint, describes my exploration of the word WHY in relation to God’s more excellent plan for life on earth.

Why did I write the book, “Why Can’t We Trust God?”  Because we need answers.



Blog Stops

Lots of Helpers, March 10
All 4 and About Books, March 14 (Author Interview)
Coast and Anchor, March 14
Mary Hake, March 15
Andrea Christenson, March 18 (Author Interview)
Livin’ Lit, March 19



Giveaway


To celebrate his tour, Thomas is giving away the grand prize of an Amazon Kindle!!

(Please note: Kindle may be different than one pictured.)


Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020




Book Review: Killer Insight by Virginia Vaughan


Killer Insight by Virginia Vaughan is a brilliantly written suspense thriller. Virginia Vaughan can write can suspense like no other! From the very first page, she will have you hooked. This book is no exception. FBI agent Lucy is called in to help find a serial killer. But she quickly comes into direct contact with the killer and fights for her life. This is one of many suspenseful scenes in a book that moves so quickly because the suspense never ends. I loved this book and think readers of romantic suspense will love it as well. I received a digital copy of this book from the author with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.

Thursday, February 27, 2020






Book Review: Cold Case Connection by Dana Mentink




About the Book





Book:  Cold Case Connection

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Release Date: February 1, 2020

Convinced his sister’s death wasn’t an accident, private investigator Sergio Ross is determined to catch her killer. But with all the clues hinting at a connection to another unsolved murder, he has to join forces with Helen Pike—a woman linked to both deaths—to find the truth. Can they follow the cold evidence trail to get justice…before they become the next victims?

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My Thoughts


Cold Case Connection by Dana Mentink is a wonderful romantic suspense novel. Helen lost one friend in childhood and another recently. The deaths seem related and she finds herself drawn to solving the mysteries. Readers of romantic suspense will not be disappointed, since there is plenty of suspense at every turn and great clean romance as well. This is the perfect weekend read, both due to its length and due to how well written it is-- you'll read it so fast to find out the truth! The tension between Sergio and Helen is palpable and adds much to the story. Even though this book is a quick read, the plot is definitely not simple. The author created a well-developed story line that holds your attention and interest to the very end. I highly recommend this novel. I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.



About the Author



Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is a national bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harlequin Heartwarming and Harvest House. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the  nutty terrier, and a chubby box turtle. You can connect with Dana via her website at danamentink.com, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)

More from Dana

Cold Case Connection was really fun to write because it’s Helen’s story. She’s an intelligent, sensitive woman who is the sister to the men living on the Roughwater Ranch. Liam is her biological brother, but she’s just as close to Chad and Mitch who might as well be blood relatives. In this novel, Helen has to relive the worst moment of her teenage life, the night when a mysterious murder occurred during a teen prank. Helen is going to have to face the past in order to preserve her future. Cowboys, a case gone cold, a coastal ranch and a whole lot of danger…I hope you will enjoy the ride!

Blog Stops

Among the Reads, February 14
The Avid Reader, February 15
Texas Book-aholic, February 15
Inklings and notions, February 16
janicesbookreviews, February 16
Betti Mace, February 17
She Lives to Read, February 17
Genesis 5020, February 17
For Him and My Family, February 18
Remembrancy, February 20
Older & Smarter?, February 20
Blogging With Carol, February 20
deb’s Book Review, February 21
Bigreadersite, February 21
EmpowerMoms, February 21
Christian Bookaholic, February 23
KarenSueHadley, February 23
Emily Yager, February 24
Pause for Tales, February 24
Simple Harvest Reads, February 25 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
Maureen’s Musings, February 26
Hallie Reads, February 26
Livin’ Lit, February 27
Daysong Reflections, February 27


Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Dana is giving away the grand prize of a Mentink giveaway bundle, including a bag, a copy of the book, and an Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Book Review: The Solid Grounds Coffee Company by Carla Laureano




The Solid Grounds Coffee Company by Carla Laureano is a beautiful story in the Saturday Supper Club series. I thought the first two books in the series were my favorites before reading this book. I actually didn’t like the main character of this book that much from the first two books. But this book is my favorite of the series hands down. Not only did I love the character, I found that I related so much to her and found her full of depth and real life problems. This novel deals with some deep issues and it has a richly developed plot throughout. I adored this book and highly recommend it without reservations. I received a digital copy of this book from the author with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.

Monday, February 10, 2020


Book Review: The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck


About the Book



Book:  The Fifth Avenue Story Society

Author: Rachel Hauck

Genre:  Contemporary Romance/ Women’s Fiction

Release Date: February 4, 2020



An invitation to join The Fifth Avenue Story Society gives five New York strangers a chance to rewrite their own stories.


Executive assistant Lexa is eager for a much-deserved promotion, but her boss is determined to keep her underemployed.



Literature professor Jett is dealing with a broken heart, as well as a nagging suspicion his literary idol, Gordon Phipps Roth, might be a fraud.



Uber driver Chuck just wants a second chance with his kids.



Aging widower Ed is eager to write the true story of his incredible marriage.



Coral, queen of the cosmetics industry, has broken her engagement and is on the verge of losing her great grandmother’s multimillion-dollar empire.



When all five New Yorkers receive an anonymous, mysterious invitation to the Fifth Avenue Story Society, they suspect they’re victims of a practical joke. No one knows who sent the invitations or why. No one has heard of the literary society. And no one is prepared to bear their deepest secrets to a roomful of strangers.



Yet curiosity and loneliness bring them back week after week to the old library. And it’s there they discover the stories of their hearts, and the kind of friendship and love that heals their souls.







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My Thoughts

The Fifth Avenue Story Society by Rachel Hauck brings people from different walks of life together but they have no idea who brought them together or why. But they decide to continue meeting to figure out the mystery. In a society that is so busy and so ephemeral with online existences, this novel points out the power of human connection as an agent for change and it’s use by our Creator for heavenly purposes. Heartbreak and loss, separation and betrayal, acclaim and integrity— this novel deals with so many topics and emotions. It is a brilliantly executed piece of fiction, weaving together the stories of seemingly unrelated people as only Ms Hauck can. I highly recommend this novel. I was already a fan of this author but I have to admit this is her most ambitious and most successful novel yet. Loved it from the very first page! I received a digital copy of this novel from the publisher with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.


About the Author



Rachel Hauck is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA TODAY bestselling author of The Wedding Dress, which was also named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pet and writes from her ivory tower. Visit her online at RachelHauck.com; Facebook: RachelHauck; Twitter: @RachelHauck; Instagram: @rachelhauck.










Read an Excerpt

Read an excerpt here.



Blog Stops

The Avid Reader, February 10
Livin’ Lit, February 10
Genesis 5020, February 10
The Power of Words, February 11
Rebecca Tews, February 11
All-of-a-kind Mom, February 11
Older & Smarter?, February 12
Texas Book-aholic, February 12
Inklings and notions, February 12
deb’s Book Review, February 12
Just the Write Escape, February 13
For Him and My Family, February 13
CarpeDiem, February 13
Remembrancy, February 14
Christian Bookaholic, February 14
Connect in Fiction, February 14
April Hayman, Author, February 14
Robin’s Nest, February 15
Britt Reads Fiction, February 15
Blogging With Carol, February 15
Batya’s Bits, February 16
Bigreadersite, February 16
A Reader’s Brain, February 16
Worthy2Read, February 16
Stories By Gina, February 16
Back Porch Reads, February 17
janicesbookreviews, February 17
Inside the Wong Mind, February 17
Mary Hake, February 17
Mia Reads, February 18
Baker Kella, February 18
EmpowerMoms, February 18
Maureen’s Musings, February 19
Coast and Anchor, February 19
Spoken from the Heart, February 19
SPLASHES of Joy, February 19
She Lives to Read, February 20
By The Book, February 20
Wishful Endings, February 20
Moments, February 20
Simple Harvest Reads, February 20 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
Andrea Christenson, February 21
Pause for Tales, February 21
For The Love of Books, February 21
Lis Loves Reading, February 21
Hallie Reads, February 22
Godly Book Reviews, February 23
Daysong Reflections, February 23
SusanLovesBooks, February 23

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