Apr 20, 2019

Watch Your Back

by Clair M. Poulson

When local radio personality Bronson Melville is accused of murder, the crime appears to be one of passion. The case should be open and shut.

But as Detective Gage Tipson soon discovers, this homicide is just one piece in a diabolical puzzle that will test his instincts to their limit.

As Gage struggles to uncover the evidence that will bring down the suspect once and for all, he finds his efforts frustrated at every turn by the ruthless interference of Melville's big-shot attorney.

When a second body is discovered, the shocking identity of the victim strikes dangerously close to home, and Gage's investigation gets personal.

With his theories turned upside down, Gage is back to the drawing board—but this time, with the assistance of a beautiful woman as intent on finding the truth as he is.

Time is running out as Gage tracks the twisted trial of a murderer who will not hesitate to kill again . . .

What a fun book!
Murder, missing person, false accusations, another murder, and more-
Can you figure it out before the book ends?
I recommend anything written by Clair M Poulson!

Apr 19, 2019

From Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday

by Stephen R. Christiansen

No combined events over the course of a single week can compare to those that transpired in the life of Jesus Christ during Holy Week. It began with His triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem and ended with His glorious Resurrection from the dead. But what occurred between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday?

Author Stephen R. Christiansen’s inspiring work invites readers to explore and understand the events of the final week of Jesus Christ’s mortal ministry in vivid detail, with discussion of events ranging from the Last Supper to Christ’s Atonement to His Crucifixion.

Far more than a simple chronological account, this volume inspires thoughtful study, emotional connection, and personal revelation. With chapters designed to be read during each day of Holy Week, it gives readers the unique opportunity to delve into Christ’s final acts and contemplate compelling daily questions.

Come to more fully understand the Savior’s final week, His ultimate sacrifice, and His role in your life as you discover the eternal implications of what occurred from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday.

I am in the middle of this book-
It has been AMAZING to read the key points of each day of the Savior's last week before the crucifixion and resurrection.
Everyone needs to read this book!

Apr 16, 2019

When Life Gets You Down, Rise Up!

by Kacey McCallister

It was a crisp winter day when six-year-old Kacey McCallister lost both of his legs, forever altering the course of his life. This unthinkable trial could have broken him, but from that day forward he chose to rise above his circumstances and learn to live without limits.

For those struggling to find hope in the depths of physical, spiritual, or emotional trials, this incredible story of one man's unbreakable courage will inspire and motivate readers to not only survive but thrive amidst life's challenges.

A true testament to the power of the human spirit, When Life Gets You Down, Rise Up! demonstrates the refining power that can be found in the midst of overwhelming odds, a power available to all who will take hold of it and rise.

This book is PHENOMENAL!
I loved every minute of it!
Every story is fabulous, every detail is incredible!
Kacey McCallister really is a positive influence-
He is simply AMAZING!
I highly recommend this book!

Apr 15, 2019

Smart Move

by Melanie Jacobson

The spark was undeniable the night Sandy Burke met the devastatingly handsome Jake. Conversation had flowed easily, so after they’d parted, she’d waited eagerly for his call. It never came.

A high-powered career woman at the ripe old age of twenty-seven, Sandy feels she has had her heart broken one too many times, and now the redheaded trendsetter is facing a major quarter-life crisis. After some introspection, Sandy determines that helping others may be the key to helping herself. 

When she’s presented with a job offer in Washington DC as the director of New Horizons, a nonprofit organization benefiting women in poverty, it seems providential. But now that she’s moved, two major obstacles threaten the success of her first assignment. The first is her mother and her constant fog of less-than-helpful New-Age advice. Secondly, plans to build another New Horizons outreach center have come to a screeching halt, thanks to the interference of a pesky lawyer and his attempts to reverse zoning approval for the building project. 

After weeks of verbal sparring over the phone, Sandy is in for a shock when she comes face-to-face with her foe. The smooth voice at the other end of the line is a heart wrenching blast from the past. In this twist of fate, Sandy sees the perfect opportunity to ensure the success of the outreach center—and to enact a little payback on this man she thought she’d left behind. 

And so the battle of wits begins. Will Sandy’s ‘flirt-to-convert’ plot sway her nemesis’s determination to block the center, or will his charming and undeniably attractive ways convince the sassy redhead to give love a second chance?

What a fun book!
I love the twist that the voice on the phone, that has become her biggest obstacle, is the man she fell head-over-heals for in an earlier period of her life-- without her knowing that it is the same person. 
This makes for great "battle of wits" to see it to the end.
And wait until you meet Sandy's mom--
This book is definitely an enjoyable read!

Apr 11, 2019

Escape to Everly Manor

by Chalon Linton

Nineteen-year-old Lizzy and her young brother, Thomas, find themselves orphaned after a tragic accident claims the lives of their parents. Their estrange Uncle Cline arrives to claim his inheritance, and his roguish ways cast a shadow over the manor. Both the family estate and guardianship of his niece and nephew were left to him, and scheming Uncle Cline is determined to indulge his newfound wealth and rid himself of his charges. Desperate to save her brother form a dangerous life at sea, and herself from being married off to a detestable old gentleman, Lizzy knows there is only one choice left—they must run.

Lizzy and Thomas sneak away and find refuge in an abandoned cabin. There they remain hidden—until fate acquaints Lizzy with Mr. Barton, a charming gentleman who is immediately intrigued by the mysterious young woman. Concealing her identity, Lizzy is unaware that there is much more to this compassionate man than meets the eye. Through his kindness to herself and her brother, Lizzy begins to trust Mr. Barton. Soon Lizzy realizes he may be her best hope for a life in which she can live—and love—as she chooses . . .
Everything a regency romance should be!
Turmoil, twists, and tenderness.
And of course running from and towards love.
Absolutely adored this book!

Apr 10, 2019

Don't Look Back (You're Not Going That Way!)

by Eric D. Richards

Living in the present and looking ahead to the future despite sins or trials or mistakes in the past is often challenging. Having an attitude of faith and hope, even when things haven't gone our way, is key to being happy and successful in life.
With analogies from everyday living, popular speaker Eric D. Richards shares a fun and upbeat fireside message and provides a positive approach to principles of repentance, forgiveness, and kindness.

In his unique way, Brother Richards uses humor, inspiring stories, scriptures, and doctrine to remind listeners that the Lord has commanded us to look ahead and not behind. 

"When we look back at the past and relive hurts or focus on mistakes, we can damage relationships and undermine our faith," Brother Richards teaches. "It's natural to want to look back—but we have to intentionally look forward so the pain of the past doesn't steal the promises of tomorrow. 

Looking ahead gives birth to overcoming feelings of depression and doubt, despite the worst of circumstances. 

Youth and adults of all ages will appreciate this spirited message centered on our Savior, Jesus Christ.

I am one who looks "back" often. I allow my past to haunt me.
It is not healthy and it is not good. I so want to change.

This talk is AMAZING!
I highly encourage everyone to listen to it!
It really will help you to " intentionally look forward so the pain of the past doesn't steal the promises of tomorrow."

Holy as You Are

by Christie Gardiner

What if ordinary is extraordinary? 
What if you are Holy As You Are?

When referenced in the scriptures, the word holy means to "set apart for a sacred purpose." It is a description all women who seek to follow Christ want to embody—but the struggle between the ideal of a holy life and reality can seem far apart. 

In Holy As You Are, best-selling author Christie Gardiner seeks to close the gap reminding women of the holy attributes they already possess and how they can accomplish extraordinary ordinary things that will forever change the landscape and heart-scape of their world.

With a wealth of spiritual guidance and upbeat wisdom that doesn't shy away from difficult topics, this inspired volume challenges readers to look at their tragedies and triumphs and everything in between as sacred opportunities to choose holiness. 

My heart needed this book-

With the rain pouring outside, I sat quietly in my living room with the candles lit, curled up on the couch, allowing this book to bring peace to my soul with the words and messages held within.

I love that the author, herself, read this book to me. She brought out the passion she felt as she wrote this book and conveyed to me the love my Father has for me. As she read I felt a desire to seek out the purpose I am to have at this time of my life.

I also understood the message of the book that even though I feel ordinary, I am truly extraordinary to many as I find and serve them.

Every woman needs to read this book!

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