Sunday, October 28, 2018

Book Review: Love Does for Kids by Bob Goff and Lindsey Goff Viducich

Love Does for Kids by Bob Goff and Lindsey Goff Viducich is such a precious treasure to read to your children.  In this book, Bob Goff, the author of such beloved books as Love Does and Everybody Always teams up with his daughter to write a similar message designed just for kids.  I read through this book with my seven year old son, and I loved seeing the message of God's love and transformative power come alive for him.  Bob Goff has a gift for telling a story that stays with you, and this is exactly what happened with my son who kept reminding me of the stories long after reading.  I highly recommend this book to parents of elementary aged children.  It is the perfect book to pick up and read together at the end of a long day.  I loved it.  I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations. These opinions are entirely my own.

My Brilliant Writing Planner by Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren

I'm just starting to dive into this amazing resource, but already I can tell that Susan May Warren and My Brilliant Writing Planner is life changing.   This resource provides all that you need to organize your writing goals, examine past pitfalls, and plan to succeed.  Susan has planned this in such detail-- this planner includes calendars, dates, personal lists, devotions, and writing resources designed to help you dive further into your craft.  She has thought of everything!  I'll be posting more soon as I use even more of this planner.  But make sure to pick it up now before the $20 off sale ends on October 31st!  I think it is well worth the investment.  Also, check out Susan's latest novel that comes out November 6th!  Wait for Me is the latest novel in the Montana Rescue series and it looks like the best in the series.  I received a digital copy of this planner for my review with no obligations and would have purchased it anyway.  These opinions are entirely my own.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Book Review: This Courageous Journey by Misty Beller

About the Book

Book Title: This Courageous Journey  
Author: Misty Beller  
Genre: Christian Historical Romance  
Release date: October 9, 2018

As the fifth daughter in a family of nine children, Noelle Grant has spent her life working to be unique. Her love of stories helps define her goal—to be known around the country as one of the top news correspondents of her time. And what better way to uncover sensational stories than to travel through the mountain wilderness to visit the brother she hasn’t seen in years? The trip comes together perfectly as she plans to journey with family friends who will be settling in the same area. Her first inkling that things may not be as perfect as planned comes in the form of the mountain man they hire as their guide for the final leg of the journey. When Daniel Abrams agrees to guide the small group of easterners along his usual journey northward to the Canadian mountains, his gut tells him he’s making the wrong decision. But if he doesn’t take them, who will? The man in charge refuses to consider turning back. As they start out, Daniel can’t help but notice the woman traveling under the care of her friends. Though she appears too genteel to last long in these mountains, she soon reveals a strength that draws him more than he should allow. As the dangers of this wilderness become more than the group bargained for, Noelle is faced with the choice to delay her journey northward or proceed alone with the man she’s come to trust against all reason. She never imagines her decision will place her—and the man she loves—in a situation more hazardous than any story her imagination could conjure.

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My Review

This Courageous Journey by Misty M. Beller is book 4 in her Heart of the Mountains series.  In this book, Noelle is an aspiring journalist on her way to visit her brother in Canada.  The journey to reach her brother is a treacherous one and her small group has to rely on each other for everything.  This was the first book that I read in this series and it made me wish I had read the others.  If book 4 is this good, I can only imagine how good the other books in this series are.  Ms Beller completely transports readers back to the 1800s with a plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Don't read this book until you can read it in one sitting, because it is that great a read!  I highly recommend this book to readers that love historical fiction and to readers that love action stories.  You won't regret picking up this book!  I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher with no obligations.  These opinions are entirely my own.

About the Author


Misty M. Beller writes romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love. She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and daughters now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy. God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.

Guest Post from Misty

Ever Been Struck by Lightning? One of the fun things about being a writer is the crazy topics I get to research. Without giving away too much of the story, part of my research for This Courageous Journey included uncovering what happens when lightning strikes a person. It turns out anything can happen! Surprisingly, about nine out of ten people struck by lightning live to tell their story. Each person’s experience seems to be different—some are knocked unconscious, while others are horribly aware of everything happening. One person who was struck said it seemed as if time slowed to a crawl and a white haze surrounded him like a bubble, as excruciating pain shot through him. People usually try to determine the path the lightning traveled through them, based on where burn marks appear on both skin and clothing, but sometimes that can be difficult if jewelry or coins were touching the body. Survivors might suffer a variety of short- and long-term effects, including—but not limited to—cardiac arrest, confusion, seizures, dizziness, muscle aches, deafness, headaches, memory deficits, distractibility, personality changes, and chronic pain, among others. That may sound like an awful list, but it does beat the alternative! As I considered the possible effects of a lightning strike when I was writing This Courageous Journey, I was reminded once again how magnificent God’s creation is. Both the incredible power contained in one streak of lightning, and the beautiful inner workings of the bodies He created for us. As the Psalmist said, we are “fearfully and wonderfully made!”

Blog Stops

Among the Reads, October 11

The Power of Words, October 12

Multifarious, October 12

Maureen’s Musings, October 12

Splashes of Joy, October 14

Artistic Nobody, October 14 (Spotlight)

Joy of Reading, October 15

Mary Hake, October 15

Livin Lit, October 16

KarenSueHadley, October 17

Remembrancy, October 18

Carpe Diem, October 18

Pause for Tales, October 19

Bigreadersite, October 19

Bibliophile Reviews, October 20

Wishful Endings, October 22

Simple Harvest Reads, October 22 (Guest post Mindy Houng)

Texas Book-aholic, October 24


To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
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/d4cf/this-courageous-journey-celebration-tour-giveaway

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