Sep 23, 2019

Love Sidelined

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LOVE SIDELINED
by Tiffany Odekirk

Jason Jennings made a tough call two years ago when he left behind his status as a hard-partying star quarterback in order to serve the Lord. Recently returned from a mission now, he's ready to get back on the football field at UCAL. But despite turning his life around, his bad-boy reputation is proving hard to shake.

Allie Hollis is everything a cheerleader should be—beautiful, outgoing, and smart—but her brilliant smile hides a devastating secret. So when Jason begins to show interest in her, there's no question: her answer is no.

Yet, in the face of Allie's chilly response, Jason's gentle persistence pays off, and a tentative friendship grows. Their chemistry is obvious, but Allie's determination to steer clear of a relationship with Jason goes deeper than he realizes. When the truth of her painful history comes to light, the couple must decide whether they will remain on the sidelines or jump back into the game of love.

My Thoughts
This book is wonderful! I loved the back-and-forth chapters between the two main characters. Filled with deep emotions of love, hope, healing, and learning to overcome the past, this book will tug at your heartstrings!

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Sep 19, 2019

Gifts for Book Lovers #2

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GIFTS FOR BOOK LOVERS
Would this not be the best Halloween gift for a book lover?

Wicked Witch Bookmark
"Awesome stripy legs are sticking out from the book, catching everyone’s attention. It’s hard to get your eyes off glossy red shoes. Moreover, bewitched owner enjoys reading more often ...!"




Sep 18, 2019

Gregg Luke

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GREGG LUKE

"Gregg Luke is a practicing pharmacist. He received his medical training at the University of Utah. He has been writing since he could put pen to paper. He enjoys medical thrillers and is one of the first to work this genre into the LDS market." - Goodreads

I LOVE Gregg Luke's thrillers! SO GOOD! SO RIVETING! SO AMAZING! WOW! Your mind will be completely engrossed in the twists and turns. His books so need to be made into movies! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. THEM! Do not miss out on this author!

Check out some of his titles--
I have personally read- Entangled, Infected, The Healer, Twisted Fate, Deadly Undertakings, and Blink of an Eye. (Click on the image to learn more about each book)


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Sep 16, 2019

Deborah: Prophetess of God

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DEBORAH: PROPHETESS OF GOD
by H. B. Moore

From 4-time Whitney Award winning author, H.B. Moore, comes the new biblical novel about Deborah the Judge, a woman who rises from oppression and leads her entire nation to victory.


After years of mistreatment, the Israelites prepare to defend themselves against the oppressive Canaanites. Readying for war not only takes secret military training but also an Israelite leader who is willing to both stand against generations of oppression and follow God.

Deborah, a young Israelite woman, lives a quiet and isolated life with her father and brothers. As a shepherdess in the hills near her home, she knows well the perils of her work. But when faced with incredible danger, she witnesses a series of remarkable events that preserve her life. The hand of the Lord is apparent, and it is clear that hers will be no ordinary life.

Years later, Deborah is a faithful wife and mother when she learns that the Third Judge of Israel has died--and she has been called to take his place. It is a tumultuous time in history, and soon, Deborah--prophetess, judge, and military leader--faces a seemingly insurmountable task: alongside the commander of the Israelite army, Deborah must lead ten thousand soldiers in their final campaign against their Canaanite oppressors with only her faith in God to guide her.

My Thoughts
I love when authors expound on the people in the scriptures! Knowing what their lives might have been like and adding in everyday details helps me envision more fully the person. When I then turn back to the scriptures and read their accounts I can have a greater understanding. I adore that this author has chosen to write about some of the women from the scriptures. Their stories give me hope and courage to live my life with greater faith. Study the life of Deborah both in this book and in the scriptures.

Note of Interest:
At the Facebook Launch for this book I had a chance to ask the author, "How do you know what kinds of fictional characteristics to add in while keeping the book pretty authentic?"

Her answer was, "The first thing I have to decide is what her family structure is like, and what her father does for a living. Then how does she fit into the family, what are her relationships? And what's her age starting the story out. Is she married? Or will there be a romance? Then I look at her cultural and era and religious beliefs that will define a lot of how she'll react to things and how she'll spend her days. Since I decided that her father lives on the outskirts of the village and raises flocks, she'd have a nomad type lifestyle, which also defines her daily tasks and her knowledge of the world beyond her."

I am truly grateful for H.B. Moore's studies and her talent for writing. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

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Biblical Novels by H.B. Moore: 
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Sep 13, 2019

Gifts for Book Lovers #1

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GIFTS FOR BOOK LOVERS
I keep seeing the BEST GIFTS for book lovers-- 
and wanted to share!

'Shhh I'm Reading' - Light-weight ankle socks.
Who would you purchase these for?





Sep 10, 2019

All Hearts Come Home For Christmas

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ALL HEARTS COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
by Sarah M. Eden, Anita Stansfield, 
Esther Hatch, and Joanna Barker


Christmas at Falstone Castle by Sarah M. Eden

The Dowager Duchess of Kielder eagerly anticipates spending Christmas with her son and his family. Though their relationship has been strained, the duchess is determined to heal the chasm. Even with the help of the widowed local vicar, her plan will take a Christmas miracle. But during this magical season, anything is possible . . . even two second chances for love.

The Heart of Christmas by Anita Stansfield

When a chance meeting brings together a gentle seamstress and a widowed banker, each lonely soul finds a first hint of hope. As their lives become entwined, it will take Christmas spirit to guide a broken family to love and healing.

'Tis the Season to Be Daring by Esther Hatch

Elizabeth Davenport has had quite enough of the London Season. Determined to evade a parade of unsuitable suitors, she seeks help from the one gentleman who has no regard for Society's rules. All of Society knows Lord Hawthorne is not interested in marriage, yet he cannot deny Miss Davenport's unique charm. And as the Christmas season works its magic, their charade begins to feel less like playacting and more like love.

The Christmas Dress by Joanna Barker

Seamstress Nell Addington is thrilled when her childhood friend Jacob Hammond commissions a dress for his sister. But when Nell realizes her feelings for Jacob run far deeper than friendship, an unexpected snowstorm—and some holiday cheer—may convince them both that love is worth fighting for.

My Thoughts
I simply adore books like this where multiple authors come together to give short stories that fit perfectly into busy schedules. I loved reading about hearts mending, families gathering, and romance growing. Every page will bring joy to your soul and a smile to your face. Each story is splendidly unique with a blended theme of hope and healing that comes so willingly with the holiday season. Grab a copy of this delightful book and allow your heart to "come home for Christmas." I LOVED IT!

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Sep 9, 2019

The Heart Collector

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THE HEART COLLECTOR
by Jackie Castle

Collecting hearts helped Sara to keep from losing hope.

Sara stared at the heart-shaped stone. She scooped it up and placed it in her pocket to put in her treasured collection. These hearts were safe and not easily broken. Not like Sara's had been shattered after losing her husband.
Fear rules her heart now. Fear of loss. Of more brokenness. Yes, the little stone hearts are safe.

Daniel stared at the old note he’d found cleaning out his desk. Long ago, his childhood sweetheart had made a list of what she expected in a husband. He crumpled the paper. Years ago, he’d set out to meet those requirements only to lose Sara to another man. One who met none of her expectations!

Now she’s back in Madison Creek, broken and in need of help, along with her pre-teen son. Daniel turned his thoughts away from her. She’d broken his heart once before. He wouldn’t let it happen again.

Is love strong enough to mend broken hearts?
A story of second chances rising from the ashes of fear and loss.

My Thoughts
I adore when an author writes multiple stories about the people in one town. It makes you feel like you know and love them all. This is a sweet, tender story! I will definitely be reading more from this series- SO GOOD~

Madison Creek Series
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Madison Creek Novellas
 

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