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Monday, October 31, 2016


OCTOBER 31, 2016

Dawn Crandall has a new book "The Cautious Maiden". The third book of the "Everstone Chronicles." Dawn has won the book world over with her Everstone Series. I have eagerly awaited each book, devoured them as I awaited this next one to be released.

Blessings,

Karen Hadley
Rating: 5 stars
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.



Violet Hawthorne is beyond mortified when her brother Ezra turns their deceased parents’ New England country inn into a brothel to accommodate the nearby lumberjacks; but when Violet’s own reputation is compromised, the inn becomes the least of her worries. In an effort to salvage her good name, Violet is forced into an engagement with a taciturn acquaintance; Vance Everstone. As she prepares for a society wedding, Violet learns that her brother had staked her hand in marriage in a heated poker game with the unsavory Rowen Steele, and Ezra had lost. Now Rowen is determined to cash in on his IOU. With danger stalking her and a new fiance who hides both his emotion and his past, Violet must decide who to trust; and who to leave behind.








Dawn Crandall is an ACFW Carol Award-nominated author of the award winning series The Everstone Chronicles, which currently consists of: The Hesitant Heiress,The Bound Heart and The Captive Imposter. The Cautious Maiden is her fourth book.
Apart from writing, Dawn is also a mom of two little ones and serves with her husband in a premarital mentorship program at their local church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
A graduate of Taylor University with a degree in Christian Education and a former bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Dawn Crandall didn’t begin writing until 2010 when her husband found out about her long-buried dream. It didn’t take her long to realize that writing books was what she was made to do.
Dawn is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, the secretary for the Indiana ACFW Chapter (Hoosier Ink), and an associate member of the Great Lakes ACFW Chapter.

Sunday, October 30, 2016



OCTOBER 30, 2016



Hello and welcome to The Sound of Silver birthday blog tour! I’m posting today about Rachelle Rea Cobb’s second installment in the Steadfast Love series, an inspirational historical romance set during the 16th century!

Rachelle is also the author of The Sound of Diamonds, the first book in the series, and a newlywed! This summer, she married a man with the same first name as the hero of the series! I’m joining in this blog tour to tell you a little more about Silver and spread the news about the rocking giveaway Rachelle is hosting—make sure you enter using the Rafflecopter form to win the lovely necklace pictured and your choice of any of the Steadfast Love titles!


Enter below for the giveaway!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


 ABOUT The Steadfast Love SERIES

In 16th-century Europe, the Reformation rages between Protestants and Catholics. Gwyneth, half-Dutch, flees from England to Holland to escape the man who murdered her parents. When he follows her there and insists he came to rescue her, will she trust this man called Dirk? When tragedy strikes, will their steadfast love erode?

 Enter using the Rafflecopter form below to win a beautiful necklace created by Baubles, Beads, and Stuff and your choice of any one of Rachelle’s three books (the series begins in Book One, of course, but in case you have one or two of her books already, Rachelle will gladly send you the next one to read!).

International friends, the paperback & necklace giveaway is open to continental U.S. addresses only (sorry!). But do still enter, because one international winner will also be chosen to receive an e-book.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Times gone by snatch Rachelle Rea Cobb close, so she reads and writes about years long ago--her passions include the Reformation, Revolutions, and romance. Rachelle wrote the Steadfast Love series during college. Five months after she graduated, she signed a three-book deal with her dream publisher, WhiteFire. She's a homeschool grad, Oreo addict, and plots her novels while driving around her dream car, a pick-up truck. In June 2016, she married a man with the same name as her fictional hero, and they live happily ever after in Small Town, South.

AUTHOR LINKS

Instagram: @RachelleReaCobb

 "The Sound of Diamonds" - The first book in this series. I have read this first book and I totally enjoyed it. It was action and suspense filled with romance intertwined among the story.

Blessings,

Karen Hadley






Saturday, October 15, 2016


OCTOBER 13, 2016

IT'S BEEN A VERY BUSY TIME AT THE PLACE I WORK BUT WE ARE ON THE DOWNHILL NOW. I THINK I CAN BREATHE NOW!!! ALSO, TODAY IS MY GRANDSON'S FIRST BIRTHDAY! HE IS SUCH A JOY! I'M SO GRATEFUL AND BLESSED BY THIS LITTLE BOY! AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO JOURNAL THAT A BOOK THAT IS BOTH A JOURNAL AND HAS BEAUTIFUL COLORING PAGES. ITS SMALL AND EASILY PORTABLE. CHECK IT OUT!!

BLESSINGS,
KAREN





Tuesday, October 4, 2016


OCTOBER 3, 2016

    I finished reading my first book by Michelle Griep.
I thoroughly enjoyed and look forward to reading more books by her.

"The Captive Heart" by Michelle Griep 


ABOUT THE BOOK:
  Proper English governess Eleanor Morgan flees to the colonies to escape the wrath of a brute of an employer. When the Charles Town family she’s to work for never arrives to collect her from the dock, she is forced to settle for the only reputable choice remaining to her—marriage to a man she’s never met. Trapper and tracker Samuel Heath is a hardened survivor used to getting his own way by brain or by brawn, and he’s determined to find a mother for his young daughter. But finding a wife proves to be impossible. No upstanding woman wants to marry a murderer.

My Review:
      I enjoy novels that not only are a great read but remind me of the history of our country. The brave people that fought for freedom. The hardships they endured even to the point of being an indentured servant. Michelle Griep does a excellent job capturing that bravery. Eleanor finds herself is such a position except as a indentured wife. Her world is turned upside down when Samuel and his sweet daughter Grace become her instant family. I enjoyed this book and recommend others to read it.  You will grow to love the characters of Samuel, Eleanor, Mollie and Biz. Grace will instantly warm your heart. It's a gotta keep reading to find out what happens next.

Blessings, 
Karen Hadley

I received this book for my honest review