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Saturday, May 27, 2017

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About the Book

Book: A Ruby Glows
Author: Kari Trumbo
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Release Date: Jan 3, 2017



Ruby’s heart froze as she threw her dead husband over the cliff.
When Beau walks into her life, one glance has her running from her past. He couldn’t want someone like her. It should be easy to avoid his quiet charm.If he can convince her she’s a prize, not prey, he might have a chance. Beau’s captivated when Ruby scrambles from him whenever he gets too close. Her sweetness is an allure he can’t fight.
Can Beau convince Ruby she is beloved?
 May 27, 2017

“A Ruby Glows” by Kari Trumbo

Kari is a new author to me. YAY!!! I love to read
new authors in the Christian genre. This was such
a moving story. I enjoyed the book. I love Ruby and
Beau and how God brings them together. I like how
it addresses rejection, feelings of being unloved,
unable to help family, and purpose. Can Beau convince
Ruby that she is loved, wanted, helpful and she has
a purpose? Will it be a long time lesson or a short one?
Ruby was an encouraging character, whenever she was
knocked down, she got back up. When faced with a problem
she didn’t back down but tackled it. She learns that God loves
everyone and they have a purpose.
Please, read the book! I’ll be reading more of her books.

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


About the Author

Kari Trumbo is an inspirational romance author, blogger and proud home schooling mother to four great kids. She interacts often on reader groups on Facebook and volunteers at the local library when needed. When she isn’t writing, she is obsessively reading and expanding her skills as a wordsmith. Kari lives in her great-grandfather’s remodeled 1890-built home in central Minnesota with her husband, children, cats, and one hungry wood stove.


Guest post from Kari Trumbo
Greetings! I hope this isn’t your first introduction to Cutter’s Creek, but if it is, let me explain a bit about it. Cutter’s Creek is a series written by myself and three other Christian authors. Though there are numbers on each book, you don’t have to read them in order to get into the series, in fact, since each author writes in their own time period it might be somewhat confusing. Especially if you like a consecutive story. However, they are all stand-alone books and can be read in any order. If you like to read them in date order, you’ll want to read Kit Morgan’s books first, then Vivi Holt, Annie Boone, and finally mine, that will put them roughly in time order.
The Cutter’s Creek series has been a huge blessing to me. I’ve gotten to write with some wonderful authors and learned so much about writing a series together. So, out of my Cutter’s Creek books, why did I choose Ruby over Lily, Ivy, or Carol…well, I hate to play favorites, but Ruby is my favorite. She’s quiet, and her strength is surprising. She has a big trial, and some hurt to work through, but when you find the right person to help you through it, that’s a gift more precious than anything.
I hope you love Ruby as much as I do. Blessings, Kari

Blog Stops

May 26: A Greater Yes
May 27: Carpe Diem
May 29: Bigreadersite
May 31: Mary Hake

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Kari is giving away signed print copies of A Lily Blooms, A Penny Shines, and A Ruby Glows!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b3de

Friday, May 26, 2017

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About the Book


 Book: Mighty to Save
Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2017
Contrary to her parents’ wishes, Evelyn married a nonbeliever, but it all works out . . . or does it? Not only did the love of her life accept Christ, Nathaniel got baptized by fire and became a minister of the gospel. Woven into the breathtaking tale of love and redemption are two additional stories, Evelyn’s novels of faith, family, and forgiveness.
MY THOUGHTS:
How can you not love Caryl McAdoo’s books? They are engaging, funny,
serious, and such a joy to read. This book “Mighty to Save” is part of a
series and if you haven’t read any of them, what are you waiting for?
In this book, Evelyn does what she knows in her heart she should not
do. She marries an unbeliever! Journey with Evelyn and Nathaniel as
they strive to make their marriage work. Will Nathaniel become a believer?
Who is the stranger that keeps popping up at unexpected times?
Read The BOOK!

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

 About the Author
Caryl McAdoo loves writing stories for all ages that glorify God and is thrilled Christian fiction fits her life purpose so well. Bold not bashful, she’s quick to share the Bible principles she lives by through her characters and hopes each title ministers His love, mercy, and grace. Known as the “Singing Pray-er”—with a YouTube channel to prove it—the prolific hybrid author also loves praising Him with new songs He gives her. Her high-school-sweetheart-husband moved the family from the DFW area—home for fifty-plus years—to the woods and seat of Red River County. After Ron, Caryl counts four children and sixteen grandsugars life’s biggest blessings. The McAdoos live a few miles south of Clarksville in the far northeast corner of the Lone Star State with two grandsons.

 Guest Post from Caryl McAdoo
Mighty to Save, book nine, is unlike all the other stories in the Texas Romance family saga as the heroine, Evelyn Eversole—you’ll remember her as little Evie in book eight, Covering Love—and hero, Nathaniel Nightingale, are already married in Chapter One. Where’s the romance, Caryl? You may ask. But I think you’ll see that Mighty to Save is brimming with all the stuff love is made of!
The depth of the Nightingales’ love is revealed and tested, and because Evelyn is a novelist like her MayMee (May Meriwether), we are privileged to experience the love of another couple whose progeny is intertwined with the Nightingales’ lineage. (knowing the characters of the next novel Chief of Sinners that was written over twenty years ago and served as the foundation of the Texas Romance series, it’s been a labor of love, tying all these characters together.
And while a very few have remarked that it’s a little hard jumping back and forth in time, the majority of readers have expressed their satisfaction and appreciation for getting to know the backstories in such a fun way. This tale deals with imperfect people—as we all are. I hope my characters come across as real, someone in your family or who might live next door.
In this world, we will have tribulation . . . but being of good cheer isn’t always so easy. Sometime those trials knock us off our foundation, and we find ourselves in an ocean of mire, like trying to swim through jello . . . weary of it to the point where only God can save us. And so we cry out to Him. And He does.
Should that mean what waylaid us no longer has any effect on our lives? Not every time.
I pray that you will enjoy Mighty to Save. This story is another reason why I’m so blessed that God led me to publish independently of the traditional houses, as I’m most certain it would definitely not fit their pigeon hole titled Christian Romance. Life offers hills and valleys. Could we truly appreciate one without the other?
Fair warning, don’t be expecting same-O same-O!
Thank you so much for being a part of my Celebrate Lit Blog Tour Launch! Bloggers, readers, reviewers, and visitors all—everyone at the awesome Celebrate Lit Tour Company, too—y’all are such blessings to me! So much so, I could never repay your kindnesses, encouragement, and support. But my Father can, And I pray He will send every blessing back to you a hundred fold!

Blog Stops

May 17: Carpe Diem
May 20: A Greater Yes
May 20: The Power of Words (Spotlight)
May 21: Radiant Light
May 22: cherylbbookblog
May 23: Bigreadersite
May 27: Mary Hake

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away:
Grand Prize: ALL NINE books in the Texas Romance series!
1st Prize: Four first books in four of Caryl’s series
2nd-6th Prize: Print Copy Vow Unbroken
 Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017




MAY 24, 2017

CARRIE FANCETT PAGELS
   "MY HEART BELONGS ON MACKINAC ISLAND" 
YOU WILL WANT TO READ THIS GREAT BOOK!






Journey now to Mackinac Island where...
A Tangled Gilded Age Love Story Unfolds.

Although the Winds of Mackinac Inn has been in her mother’s family for generations, Maude Welling’s father refuses to let her run it without the guidance of a husband. So she seeks to prove her worth and independence by working incognito as a maid at the Grand Hotel.

Undercover journalist Ben Steffans, posing as a wealthy industrialist, pursues a story about impoverished men chasing heiresses at the famed hotel.  While undercover, he becomes attracted to an intriguing maid. By an act of heroism Ben endears himself to the closed-mouthed islanders—including Maude—and he digs deep for his story.

But when scandal threatens, will the growing love between Maude and Ben be scuttled when truths are revealed?


GOOD MORNING!

   I hope you all had a great weekend! I did, I got to see my 3 grandchildren who are growing way to fast.

I love to read books by Carrie Fancett Pagels and she has a new great book that is
Wow! “My Heart Belongs on Mackinac Island.” Hop on a boat and visit this island.
I enjoyed Maude’s zest for life and her love for her family’s generational home that also serves as an Inn. I loved the good characters and wanted to shake the no-so-good ones. Maude, her brother, Jack, and a mysterious lady will make you want to unpack and stay a while. This was a charming, interesting and well written book.
I loved it.

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













Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is an ECPA-bestselling award-winning author of Christian historical romance. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn't "cure" her overactive imagination! She resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia, which is perfect for her love of history. Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel – but not all at the same time!

You can find Carrie on social media!!

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

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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