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Tuesday, May 23, 2017





MAY 23, 2017


SHANNON HATFIELD'S NEW RELEASE                                        "DALLY"



She's ready to spread her wings and fly. . .

He's scrambling to set down roots.

Unconventional Dally Douglas is as likely to be found wearing her brother’s britches and riding a horse as she is dressed in lace-trimmed finery sipping tea in the parlor. With no plans to wed, she convinces her family to allow her to stay at their ranch in Oregon. Free and unfettered, she plans to remain that way, even when the town’s beloved young doctor returns home and captures both her interest and her heart.
Charismatic, handsome, and dedicated to his work, Doctor Nik Nash finally makes his way back to Pendleton. After years of studying and gaining hands-on experience, Nik is excited to bring his skills and knowledge to the place he calls home. Focused on his career, he has no time for a woman, especially not one as lively, fascinating, and enchanting as Dally Douglas.
When a freak accident brings the two of them together, their stubborn determination may cost them the chance to know true love.
Bursting with sweet romance, this tender yet lighthearted story draws readers into a world of rustic elegant charm.

˃˃˃ Read all the Pendleton Petticoats Books

Dacey (Prequel) - Unaware his conniving mother arranged for a mail-order bride, Braxton Douglas has no idea what to do with the intriguing woman who arrives on his doorstep ready to wed.
Aundy (Book 1) - One stubborn mail-order bride finds the courage to carry on when she's widowed before ever truly becoming a wife, but opening her heart to love again may be more than she can bear.
Caterina (Book 2) - Running from a man intent on marrying her, Caterina starts a new life in Pendleton, completely unprepared for the passionate feelings stirred by the town's deputy sheriff.
Ilsa (Book 3) - Relying on others to guide and protect her, Ilsa finally finds the strength and courage to take control of her life. Unfortunately, her independence drives a wedge between her and the man she's come to love.
Marnie (Book 4) - Giving up on her dreams for a future, Marnie finds her hope rekindled by one caring, compassionate man and the orphans who need her.
Lacy (Book 5) - Bound by the past, Lacy dreams of a future full of excitement, adventure, and the love of a good man.
Bertie (Book 6) - Haunted by the trauma of her past, Bertie Hawkins must open her heart to love if she has any hope for the future.
Millie (Book 7) - Determined to bring prohibition to town, the last thing Millie Matlock expects is to fall for the charming owner of the Second Chance Saloon.
Dally (Book 8) - The last thing Dally Douglas wants is the dashing young doctor in town to turn her head. Too bad her heart has other plans.

MY THOUGHTS:
     Any time I see a book by Shanna Hatfield I have to read it. Her books are fun and so entertaining. "Dally" is book 8 of the Pendleton Petticoat Series. You'll have to read them all, they are wonderful reads. Dally is a delightful character who wants nothing to do with Nik. She has specific ideals about the kind of man she wants to marry and Nik isn't the one.          She is spunky, stubborn and finds herself helpless. You'll love her and Nik, as well as the returning characters from the previous books.  You'll discover lessons on "never say never; that God's ways are not our ways, and the loyalty of family. I hope you read it because it is a great book.

Blessings,
Karen Hadley
Rating: 5*
I received this book as a gift and all opinions are my own. 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: SHANNA HATFIELD
USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. 

Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”

Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen, one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

To learn more about Shanna or the books she writes, visit her blog http://shannahatfield.com or follow her on Facebook.

Monday, May 22, 2017



 "DEADLY MEMORIES" BY MARY ALFORD

  WOMAN WITHOUT A PAST 
Amnesia may be keeping Ella Weiss from remembering her past—but not from saving the little boy who's been her fellow prisoner the last seven years. After managing to escape her cell, all she wants is to find where little Joseph is being kept. Instead she runs straight into CIA agent Kyle Jennings. Kyle isn't sure if Ella is actually a kidnap victim or if she's working for the gunrunner he's been after. One thing he is certain of is her uncanny resemblance to the wife he thought he'd buried. To save a child's life and stop a terrorist from slipping through his fingers, he'll need to uncover the secrets of Ella's past—and whether or not she's really the woman he's never stopped loving.















MY THOUGHTS:
                Mary Alford is a writer who knows what she's doing and does it well. I enjoy her suspense books and can read them in one day when I get the chance. I liked this story. It is full of suspense and my goodness the surprises you'll stumble across will keep you turning the page. I am a forgetful person but eventually most of it will come back to me, but Ella suffers from amnesia. She doesn't remember anything. Why? Sneak into this book, armed with the time to read it and ammunition to block out part of your routine to find out. 

Blessings,
Karen Hadley
Rating:5*
I received this book as a gift and all opinions are my own.

Meet The Author:  Mary Alford

Mary Alford grew up in a small Texas town famous for, well not much of anything really. Being the baby of the family and quite a bit younger than her brothers and sister, Mary had plenty of time to entertain herself. Making up stories seem to come natural to her. As a pre-teen, Mary discovered Christian romance novels and knew instinctively that was what she wanted to do with her over-active imagination. She wrote her first novel as a teen, (it’s tucked away somewhere never to see the light of day), but never really pursued her writing career seriously until a few years later, when she wrote her first Christian romance and was hooked. Today, Mary still lives in Texas, and still writes about romance. In fact, she can’t think of anything else she’d rather do. Learn more about Mary Alford at: www.maryalford.net. Also feel free to send her an email to maryjalfordauthor@gmail.com. whether or not she's really the woman he's never stopped loving.



Purchase your copy here:   https://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Memories-Love-Inspired-Suspense/dp/0373457154/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Monday, May 15, 2017




MAY 15, 2017

   MY THOUGHTS:
This 31-day devotional is incredible.The author Marjorie Jackson is 19 years old. 19 years old, WOW! This is geared toward teenage girls but the truths within these pages are for any woman.
It would be a great gift for any woman. Just be sure you get one for yourself as well. It's That Good!

Blessings,
Karen Hadley
Rating: 5*
I received a copy of this book as a gift and all opinions are my own. 





Life is good with a God who is great!

What’s a girl to do in a changing world full of darkness, distractions, pressure, lies, and uncertainty? Is it really possible for a twenty-first-century young woman to live a life in direct contrast to culture’s ever-changing standards? The answer is yes!

With a Lord like Jesus, guidance like the Holy Spirit’s, and that powerful weapon we call the Holy Bible, God’s truth is ours to live out. Come learn along with talented young author, Marjorie Jackson, in this devotional about letting our love and dedication to Jesus penetrate every area of life—our relationships, our decisions, our standards, our convictions, our priorities, our everything.

Whether you’re a long-time Christian or you’ve still got your spiritual training wheels on, get ready to dive into God’s Word and discover what it truly means to be a young woman of God who is completelyjoyfullybeautifully different.


Special Features Include:
  • Unique Hand-Lettered Art Pages for Coloring
  • Key Scripture Verses
  • Personal/Small Group Study Questions

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Click here to purchase your copy.

About the Book





Author: 
Amy ClipstonBook:
 The Beloved Hope Chest
Genre: Amish
Release Date: May 9, 2017
In the final installment of the Amish Heirloom series, the Fisher sisters learn the mystery behind their parents’ marriage—and about the sibling who has never been spoken of.
Mattie Fisher’s three daughters know that she’s been keeping a secret from them. With each item pulled from the beloved family hope chest, they’ve discovered a new clue about their mother’s past.
But there’s a reason Mattie has been keeping her history hidden, and she’s not sure she’s ready to reopen old wounds. Will dredging up the past change the way her children view her? Or her marriage to their father? And can she handle the pain of revisiting the memories that preceded the last few happy decades?
Mattie’s story is one of grief and learning to love again. But like the best things preserved in a hope chest, it’s a story of love and redemption born out of heartache—and it’s past time to share it.
May 13, 2017

Amy Clipston has a unique way in how she writes Amish novels.
Her love for God and for writing shine through each book.
In “The Beloved Hope Chest,” you will experience a roller
coaster of emotions. Mattie knows it’s time to let go and share
her past with her daughters. Through these pages you will cry,
laugh, grieve and be joyful. A wonderful story of how God
can heal a heart and to appreciate others.

Blessings,
Karen Hadley
Rating: 5*
I received this book as a gift, all opinions are my own.

About the Author

AMY CLIPSTON is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. She has sold more than 1 million books, and her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and three spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at amyclipston.comFacebook: AmyClipstonBooks and Twitter: @AmyClipston

Guest post from Amy Clipston

I am thrilled to share the The Beloved Hope Chest, which is the final installment of my Amish Home series.
In The Beloved Hope Chest, the Fisher sisters learn the mystery behind their parents’ marriage—and about the sibling who has never been spoken of. Mattie Fisher’s three daughters know that she’s been keeping a secret from them. With each item pulled from the beloved family hope chest, they’ve discovered a new clue about their mother’s past. But there’s a reason Mattie has been keeping her history hidden, and she’s not sure she’s ready to reopen old wounds. Will dredging up the past change the way her children view her? Or her marriage to their father? And can she handle the pain of revisiting the memories that preceded the last few happy decades? Mattie’s story is one of grief and learning to love again. But like the best things preserved in a hope chest, it’s a story of love and redemption born out of heartache—and it’s past time to share it.
This book is very close to my heart since it is the last in my Amish Heirloom series. I’ve grown to love the Fisher family, and writing Mattie and Leroy’s story was bittersweet. This is a very emotional story, and I poured my heart and soul into it. I hope you enjoy this book since it reveals all of the mysteries that have been placed throughout the series.

Blog Stops

May 13: Just Commonly
May 16: A Greater Yes
May 17: Quiet Quilter
May 18: Splashes of Joy
May 19: Pause for Tales
May 19: Book by Book
May 21: Bigreadersite

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Amy is giving away a copy of An Amish Home and an handpicked Amish goodie chosen by Amy to two winners! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b3b3