Friday, July 13, 2018

About the Book

Title: Enduring Love
Author: Toni Shiloh
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: June 28, 2018
Belle Peterson is hiding a secret. Seeking sanctuary in the small town of Maple Run, she’s intent on starting her life over—one she hopes honors Christ. The plan was going great until an undeniable attraction to Micah has her wondering if she’s changed at all.
Micah Campbell can’t understand why Belle is so uptight and wants nothing to do with her until the gentle whispers of God tell him to befriend her. He didn’t count on the feeling of protectiveness to rise up or that spark of attraction.
Can love really conquer all or will Belle’s past be too much for Micah to handle?

 I do hope you are enjoying your summer even though its probably hot where you are at, it is here in Oklahoma. What are some of your favorite summer foods? A few of mine are iced tea, watermelon and of course, chocolate (a year round favorite, lol).  I on occasion will indulge in donuts. When I think of some donuts, I think about maple long johns. Maple brings me to recall Toni Shiloh's books, which take place in Maple Run with a restaurant called "The Pit" and they specialize in maple. They put maple into everything, its just not for breakfast anymore!
 I do love Toni's books. Enduring Love is a great story. I enjoyed Micah's persistence in getting Belle out of her solitude. A great insight to remember that those we may think or shy or unfriendly that maybe they are dealing with times in their lives that has them in a state of uncertainty or hurt. Belle is such a person, unable to trust she struggles to allow Micah close to her. The family from "The Pit" are a loving and friendly family seeking to follow God and to be a light for others. I love that in a book and Toni delivers in every one of her books. You'll fall in love with the characters and with Toni's books. Follow her on social media and get to know this amazing author.
Karen Hadley
Rating: 5*
I received this book as a gift and all opinions are my own.

About the Author

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.
She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and president of the Virginia Chapter.
You can find her on her website at

Guest Post from Toni Shiloh

Hey there, Reader Friends!
I’m so excited for the kickoff of Enduring Love. This is book 3 in the Maple Run series and features the story of Belle Peterson and Micah Campbell. You may remember meeting Micah in book 2 of the series, he is Luke Robinson’s best friend. I tell you, this book has a special place in my heart, one that brought out all the emotions in me.
Belle Peterson is living a life filled with shame and regret. She knows mentally that she’s been forgiven, but can’t reconcile the fact to how a redeemed life should look. And when Micah Campbell walks in her life, she’s certain that she has to stay as far from him as possible to keep from back sliding.
Y’all know our wants rarely meet with reality. I had fun throwing Belle and Micah together in Maple Run. Sometimes to their chagrin but always to my pleasure. J Characters from Buying Love (book 1) and Finding Love (book 2) will make an appearance, rounding out the family that has been created in my fictional town of Maple Run, Virginia.
As you take the time to read Belle and Micah’s story, I pray you keep this verse in your mind. “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” – Romans 8:1 KJV
God does not want us to live a life of shame and guilt. Once we ask for forgiveness, He gives it to us freely. Walk in an abundant life, my friends, and bless others with the grace you so freely received.
Blessings to you,

Blog Stops

Carpe Diem, July 6
Bigreadersite, July 7
Remembrancy, July 9
Mary Hake, July 12
KarenSueHadley, July 13


To celebrate the tour, Celebrate Lit Publishing is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Monday, July 9, 2018

JULY 9, 2018


I love flowers. The colors that God paints them are just beautiful! 

"Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work
within us, to accomplish infinitely
more than we might ask or think."
              Ephesians 3:20

Whooo Hoooo! I love that! What a promise!!
God doesn't need our help in our life. He is
creator! He is God!  What are we supposed
to do as we go through life? 

Trust Him!
Obey Him!
Serve Him!
Love Him!

Get into God's Word and let God's Word get into you!
It doesn't matter what others say or do, we are responsible
for our own choices.

We can let the trials of life make us better in becoming the person God created us to be or it can make us bitter. I choose better.
I choose God!


Sunday, July 1, 2018

             LIVE SIMPLY!! SIMPLY LIVE!!

Good bye June! Hello July!!

I live in the great state of Oklahoma and of course, it is hot here. No amount of complaining is going to change that and that is why I stay indoors for the most part. I do enjoy the cool mornings before the sun shines brightly emitting warmth throughout this great state. It is a bright perk in the morning to sit outside in the coolness and listen to the sound of the neighborhood waking up and the birds singing their sweet songs. I have a little friend I see almost every morning as I sit, sipping my "must have" mug of coffee. A beautiful cardinal perched on my neighbors roof delights me as he sings his song searching for his mate, she soon answers and off he goes. Life so simple. That's what it is! Life Simple! The times in the morning is a reminder to me to look at the day before me and to simply live and live simply! I haven't posted as often as I was and with good reason, I have had some 
major changes to my life and am learning to adjust. My God is right beside me through it all. I'm learning to simply "TRUST HIM"! I don't have to make it harder or more difficult, I just have to trust HIM! Read 2 Chronicles 20 and see how King Jehoshaphat learned to completely trust God. What grabs your attention as you read this chapter?
       Life is really short, I don't want to spend it worrying, being anxious or trying to fix everything. That path wears a person down. It's learning to move from "me" focused to "GOD" focused. He's got it and He doesn't need my help.

live simply,
Karen Hadley

Friday, May 4, 2018

MAY 4, 2018

  I like cookbooks but I love this cookbook!

Amish Cooking Basic Enough for Beginners
Fans of New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish romance novels are invited to go back to cooking basics with characters from the bestselling Amish Cooking Class series. Heidi Troyer, her students, and other contributors share over 200 practical recipes for use in any kitchen, along with tips to keep things running smoothly. From learning how to boil eggs and knead biscuits to building a German Pizza and an Amish Haystack feast, The Amish Cooking Class Cookbook includes something beneficial for every age and skill set. Divided into traditional cookbook categories, there is a recipe everyone will find to love.

          This is an incredible cookbook. The recipes aren't overwhelming and there is a wide variety of dishes to make. I especially love the Amish Friendship Bread. It bakes up beautifully and freezes well. I look forward to trying other recipes that are as delicious as the bread.

Rating: 5*
I received this as a gift and all opinions are my own.