26 October 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: The Silent Songbird & Heartless

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to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

Happy Wednesday!

I do love a good fairytale retelling (and these authors have always delighted me with their stories), so I'm excited to get my hands on these two books soon.

25 October 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Halloween-Related Elements

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Happy Tuesday!

Since it's the last Tuesday in October, it's time to talk about Halloween-related books. I don't read a lot of horror, so some of my choices might seem like a bit of a stretch. Still, each of these books has an element (or two) that reminds me of Halloween.

24 October 2016

A Sister's Wish by Shelley Shepard Gray

About the Book
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In Shelley Shepard Gray's third book in her Charmed Amish Life series, a respectable young woman finds herself falling for an Amish man from the wrong side of the tracks.

Amelia Kinsinger is the perfect Amish womanat least according to her neighbors. And while Amelia takes pride in her role as homemaker, she's also harboring a secret: She's been in love with bad boy Simon Hochstetler for as long as she can remember. Too bad he's about as far from "perfect" as an Amish man could get...but that's exactly why she's so drawn to him.

Life hasn't been kind to Simon. He ran away from an abusive home at fifteen and things went downhill from there. Eventually, Simon landed in prison. But the experience changed him. Now back in Charm as a grown man, he's determined to make a new life for himself and not think too much about his wild past...unless it pertains to Amelia.

He's loved Amelia for years. To him, she represents everything good and kind in the world. When he realizes that she returns his affections, he starts calling on her in secret, even though her older brother Lukaswho just happens to be Simon's best friendhas made it perfectly clear that Amelia deserves better. Simon disagrees and believes he's the only one who can truly make her happy. 

But when Amelia gets hurt, it sets off a chain of events that forces them to consider their future togetherand face their past mistakes. There's a chance for love...but only if Simon dares to trust Amelia with the secrets of his past.

21 October 2016

The Sound of Silver Birthday Blog Tour & Giveaway

Welcome to The Sound of Silver birthday blog tour!

Today I’m joining the celebration of Rachelle Rea Cobb’s second installment in her Steadfast Love series. An inspirational historical romance set during the 16th century, The Sound of Silver continues a lovely story, rich in detail and characterization, and captivates the heart and imagination.

So, take a few minutes right now and learn a little more about Silver, its series and authorand the rocking giveaway! (Make sure you enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post to win the lovely necklace pictured and your choice of any of the Steadfast Love titles!)

The Friday 56: The Sound of Diamonds

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Happy Friday!

It's time to celebrate Rachelle Rea Cobb's Steadfast Love series! In honor of Book Two, The Sound of Silver, she's hosting a fun birthday blog tour and giveaway for a couple weeks. Since today's the day of my tour post, I decided to continue spreading the (steadfast 😉 ) love over here and feature a quote from Book One, The Sound of Diamonds. Enjoy!

20 October 2016

Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms by Tim Tebow with A.J. Gregory

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Who are you when life is steady? 
Who are you when storms come?

Most of us have been on the receiving end of rejection, a broken dream, or heartbreak. And while this is not an easy space to go through, when we are grounded in the truth, we can endure the tough times.

In this powerful book, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow passionately shares glimpses of his journey staying grounded in the face of disappointment, criticism, and intense media scrutiny. Following an exceptional college football career with the Florida Gators and a promising playoff run with the Denver Broncos, Tebow was traded to the New York Jets. He was released after one season. 

In Shaken, Tebow talks about what he’s learned along the way, building confidence in his identity in God, not the world. This moving book also features practical wisdom from Scripture and insights gained from others who have impacted Tebow in life-changing ways. 

Though traveling hard roads is not easy, it’s always worth it!