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7/2/15

LETTERS FROM MY FATHER'S MURDERER Blog Tour and Kindle Giveaway by Laurie A Coombs



AN EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF GRACE, MERCY, AND THE REDEMPTIVE POWER OF GOD

LETTERS FROM MY FATHER'S MURDERER - A Journey of Forgiveness by Laurie A Coombs


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(FROM LITFUSE)
Can God heal the deepest wounds and redeem what seems unredeemable? Laurie Coombs experiences God’s transforming and redemptive power in her new book, Letters from My Father’s Murderer. When her father was murdered, Laurie Coombs and her family sought justice―and found it. Yet, despite the swift punishment of the killer, Laurie found herself increasingly full of pain, bitterness, and anger she couldn’t control. It was the call to love and forgive her father’s murderer that set her, the murderer, and several other inmates on the journey that would truly change their lives forever.

Letters from My Father's Murderer PK

Letters from My Father’s Murderer: A Journey of Forgiveness (Kregel, June 2015)
When her father was murdered, Laurie Coombs sought justice and found it.
His murderer now serves two life sentences with no possibility of parole. Yet, despite the swift punishment of the killer, Laurie found herself increasingly full of pain, bitterness, and anger she couldn’t control. After coming to faith, she realized she was being called to seek something infinitely more difficult than justice: forgiveness.
This is an extraordinary true story of grace, mercy, and the redemptive power of God to change lives. The reader is swept along with Laurie as she undergoes the life-changing transformation of becoming a Christian. As she studies Scripture, seeing God redeeming losses and healing deep wounds time and time again, she starts to understand that her own healing would require her to love her enemy in a real, practical way.
Using her incredible correspondence with the man who killed her father, Laurie reveals a compelling journey of transformation, not only in her life, but in the lives of those whom many would call irredeemable.
Letters from My Father’s Murderer is for any audience Christian or secular who
—Craves freedom from the inability to forgive those who’ve caused them harm
—Wants to hear testimony of God’s power in our obedience
—Has experienced pain through other’s sin against them
—Needs to know healing is always possible
The real story here is not primarily about murder and its fallout, but rather about redemption and how far it can reach.
Learn more and purchase a copy at Laurie’s website.

Laurie Coombs{More About Laurie Coombs}

Laurie A. Coombs is a passionate writer and speaker on the issues of forgiveness, redemption, and the hope that is found in Jesus. Her story was featured in Billy Graham’s new film, “Heaven.” She is a featured writer and blogger for iBelieve and Crosswalk. Laurie and her husband, Travis, make their home in Nevada along with their two daughters.
Find out more about Laurie at http://lauriecoombs.org.




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KINDLE GIVEAWAY
One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HD 6
  • A copy of Letters from My Father’s Murderer
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 20th. The winner will be announced July 21st on Laurie’s site.

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REVIEW
This is a lovely true story that everyone should read.  A story of forgiveness and complete redemption.  As you read Ms. Coombs story of the relationship between her and her father's murderer you will have an array of emotions, everything from laughing  to crying.
The relationship between her and her father's murderer also enforced her relationship between her and her faith.
The author wrote a powerful book of forgiveness, but more so of redemption.  Ms. Coombs went through a lot of emotions, bitterness, anger and others that she just couldn't get under control.  It was going to take more than just saying I forgive you.  Much more.  Everyone should read this book.  It's amazing.  A terribly hurt woman who overcame her bad emotions and learned to strengthen her faith and learn to transform. A MUST READ!

I was given a complimentary copy of LETTERS FROM MY FATHER'S MURDERER from the author, Laurie Coombs and Litfuse Publicity for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.




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SHADOWS OF LADENBROOKE MANOR by Melanie Dobson




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SHADOWS OF LADENBROOKE MANOR
A Novel
by
Melanie Dobson

Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor



SUMMARY
(from Litfuse)

When Heather Toulson returns to her parents’ cottage in the English countryside, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about her family history and stumbles onto the truth about a sixty-year-old murder.
Libby, a free spirit who can’t be tamed by her parents, finds solace with her neighbor Oliver, the son of Lord Croft of Ladenbrooke Manor. Libby finds herself pregnant and alone when her father kicks her out and Oliver mysteriously drowns in a nearby river. Though theories spread across the English countryside, no one is ever held responsible for Oliver’s death.
Sixty years later, Heather Toulson, returning to her family’s cottage in the shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor, is filled with mixed emotions. She’s mourning her father’s passing but can’t let go of the anger and resentment over their strained relationship. Adding to her confusion, Heather has an uneasy reunion with her first love, all while sorting through her family’s belongings left behind in the cottage. What she uncovers will change everything she thought she knew about her family’s history.
Award-winning author Melanie Dobson seamlessly weaves the past and present together, fluidly unraveling the decades-old mystery and reveals how the characters are connected in shocking ways.
Set in a charming world of thatched cottages, lush gardens, and lovely summer evenings, this romantic and historical mystery brings to light the secrets and heartaches that have divided a family for generations.

REVIEW
This book is a thoughtful, heartbreaking and heart wrenching novel.   Told from various points of view, it is a family drama of several generations of women and the men in their lives.  Heather, 45 years old, after the death of her father has to go back to the England family home to get it ready to sell.  She has secrets bearing down on her as she and Ella, her daughter start going through the contents of the house.  You can't help but like Heather as you start to learn her story of secrets, lies, family sin, forbidden love, sickness and above all, murder.    Heather realizes through all of this that her secrets are too costly to keep hidden.  The author told the story in the past and the present, keeping the reader on the edge of their chair needing to know how each story will end.  The author wrote a very interesting, unique and adventurous story.  Everything you could want in a story is in this one.  Pick up a copy and find out the secrets that are being held.


I was given a complimentary copy of SHADOWS OF LADENBROOKE MANOR from the author, Melanie Dobson and Litfuse Blog Network for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.






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6/22/15

4 PREMIUM EXERCISE LOOP BANDS from Home-Complete






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REVIEW
Included in the box are 4 Premium Exercise Loop Bands.  They are super tough elastic bands.  Four resistance levels.  It includes a DVD and a handy carrying bag.   They are recommended for physical therapy. They are made of 100% Eco-friendly Latex.
You can take these bands when you are traveling.  Take up very little space.   They are color codded for resistance levels.  This is an easy, simple way to exercise.
 
I was given a complimentary sample of EXERCISE LOOP BANDS from Home-Complete for my review of the product.

I would give this product 4 STARS.


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DEATH IN SALEM by Eleanor Kuhns






DEATH IN SALEM
Will Rees Mysteries
by
Eleanor Kuhns

 



SUMMARY
(from NightOwl Reviews)
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  • Number: 9781250067029
  • Release: June 16, 2015
  • Author: Eleanor Kuhns
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: HIST: Historical Fiction, * SUSP: Mystery
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books

It's 1796, and traveling weaver Will Rees is visiting Salem, Massachusetts. He's in town to buy a luxurious gift for his pregnant wife, a few yards of well-made fabric from the traders at the famed Salem harbor. While traveling through Salem, however, Rees comes upon a funeral procession for the deceased Mrs. Antiss Boothe. When Rees happens upon Twig, a friend who fought alongside him in the war, he learns that Mrs. Boothe had been very ill, and her death had not come as a surprise. But the next morning, the town is abuzz with the news that Mr. Boothe has also died--and this time it is clearly murder. When the woman that Twig loves falls under suspicion, Twig persuades Rees to stay in Salem, despite the family waiting for him back home in Maine, and help solve the murder. Rees is quickly pulled into the murky politics of both Salem and the Boothe family, who have long been involved in the robust shipping and trading industry on the Salem harbor. Everyone Rees meets seems to be keeping some kind of secret, but could any of them actually have committed murder? Will Rees returns in Death in Salem, the next delightful historical mystery from MB/MWA First Novel Competition winner Eleanor Kuhns.


AUTHOR
ELEANOR KUHNS is the 2011 winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel competition. She lives in Campbell Hall, New York, received her master's in Library Science from Columbia University, and is currently the Assistant Director at the Goshen Public Library in Orange County, New York.



REVIEW
 On his way home, Will Rees was on his way home.  Twig, his friend asks for help with a murder investigation.  Rees just wanted to go home to his wife, Lydia,   He didn't quite understand how he became involved in this investigation.  Maybe Lydia would come and help?  For the plot of the book, the time period is very suitable, but I sure am glad I didn't live back then.  Women were second class citizens, not allowed to get an education, couldn't read, no phones, and travel was by horse and buggy.  Men did things like being a sailor or a merchant.  Jacob Boothe was a wealthy merchant and it wasn't a good thing for him.  Maybe his money is what got him murdered.  It wasn't who the murderer of one person, but now it was three.  Will this put Will in danger.?  After you read a few pages you become a part of the story.  The author put in some wonderful characters and fit them in perfectly for the time period.  Ms. Kuhns will keep you guessing until the end.  I would recommend this well written, mystery murder, historical fiction story to anyone.  Get a copy and go on this journey to figure out who the murderer was. If you can?

I was given a complimentary copy of DEATH IN SALEM from te author, Eleanor Kuhns and NightOwl Reviews for my view of the book.
I would give this book 4 STARS.


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6/21/15

ASSAULT IN FORGOTTEN ALLEY by David Y.B. Kaufmann





4 STARS


ASSAULT IN FORGOTTEN ALLEY
A Scotch and Herring Mystery
 by
David Y.B. Kaufmann



SUMMARY
(from Amazon)
The year is 1958. The time of the Cold War and Civil Rights Movement.

A Black teenager is found beaten in a Jewish alley. Detective James McCallum, with only a handful of clues, calls on his once estranged friend, Rabbi Drew Aldala, for help. Their investigation leads them to jazz trumpeter Tucker Wilson—and to secrets of his past that threaten the present. Assault in Forgotten Alley explores the struggle for friendship and the differences that fascinate us . . . and often turn us against each other.

Assault in Forgotten Alley is the second installment of the Scotch & Herring Mystery series


AUTHOR
David Kaufmann has a PhD in English and has taught several courses in Literature, Composition, and Jewish Studies. In addition to his fiction, he has written numerous essays, articles, and poems. He has also edited a wide variety of material from medical texts to chess books, and much in between. He writes a weekly blog, which can be accessed at davidybkaufmann.com. Assault in Forgotten Alley is the first novel-length Scotch & Herring Mystery. He previously published Rampage on Rogers Avenue, which introduces the series. He is also the author of The Silent Witness, a young adult book set in pre-Katrina New Orleans, and Trees & Forest: A Mystery, a post-Katrina mystery set around Tulane University. David Kaufmann and his wife have seven children. They live in New Orleans.


REVIEW
SETTING: 1958 This is a well written but with an interesting plot.  The author, Mr. Kaufmann put in small details which made the story and the characters so real.    The story could be place in this year since the morals are true to that time period but also fits today.  This is a timeless story.  Once you pick up the book and start reading, you won't want to put it down.   The background story adds to the  plot of the story.  The story is rather slow at the beginning but give it some time and it will pick up. Mr. Kaufmann takes the reader on a journey that you don't expect but well worth the trip.   The is a book that the entire family could read.  No explicit scenes. 
I would recommend this book to anyone.   One thing I definitely liked is that it is a family read and there aren't a lot off them around. 


I was given a complimentary copy of ASSAULT IN FORGOTTEN ALLEY from the author, David Y.B. Kaufmann for my view of the book.

I would give this book 4 STARS.



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GETRON CAR SMARTPHONE HOLDER









GETRON CAR SMARTPHONE HOLDER




Car Mount, Getron Multi-Angle Universal Windshield / Dashboard Mount Car Cell Phone Holder for iPhone, Samsung, LG, Nexus, HTC, Motorola, Sony and Other Smartphones GT-CSH01

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Car Mount, Getron Multi-Angle Universal Windshield / Dashboard Mount Car Cell Phone Holder for iPhone, Samsung, LG, Nexus, HTC, Motorola, Sony and Other Smartphones GT-CSH01

  • Universal Car Smartphone Holder for most Phones with width from 1.97
  • New generation suction cup with strong sticky gel that locks to any smooth or textured surface;
  • Padded back and easy adjust lever to protect your phone from scratches;
  • Adjustable 360-degree rotation for the perfect viewing angle;
  • Package: 1 x GT-CSH01 Car Mount. 18-month Getron warranty.

Product Description

Getron Multi-Angle Universal Car Smartphone Holder
Design for You.

Multi-Angle
Adjust to whatever angle you like.

Uniersal
It is compatible with all current smartphones with width between 1.97"-3.94".

Sturdy & Secure
Our sticky suction cup and sturdy cradle keep it locked in safe.

Easy to Install and Remove

Warranty
At Getron, we back our customer with 18-month, friendly warranty.

Note
This mount holder works on flat surface only.
To bring back the stickiness of the suction cup,simply wash the cup gel with warm water and air dry it.
Do NOT force to pull up the suction cup.
Do NOT mount or adjust the holder while you are driving.

Important Information

Seller Warranty Description
This car mount holder is covered with Getron parts and labor warranty for 18 months from date of the original purchase from authorized retailer and distributor.

REVIEW
My husband and I have had several  phone mounts and they're laying around here in a box somewhere.  Wasted money.  This one is made to attach to any smooth surface with the suction cup. You push a lever and pull up to release to get the best grip you can.  A ball and socket joint attaches to the phone mount portion. Easy, stick the ball inside the joint and tighten the nut and your phone mount will hold at that particular angle.
The entire thing is spring loaded.  When you need to remove your phone, you simply press the button on the right side of the mount.  The two arms that hold your phone will slowly move outward.  In reverse, if you want to insert your phone, squeeze the arms together, you'll hear them click shut.  One hand is needed to put in and take out your phone from the mount.  If you need to adjust the angle you will need to use both hands.
Even driving over some really rough streets, the phone mount holds your phone sturdy and it doesn't shake or drop out. This is the best phone mount I've found so far.  I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a sturdy, durable phone mount for their car.

I received a complimentary sample of the GETRON car smartphone holder for my view of the product.

I would give this product 5 STARS.




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WILDERNESS RISING by A.L. Shields


5 STARS


WILDERNESS RISING
A Church Builder Novel
by
A.L. SHIELDS



HER FRIENDS THINK SHE'S GUILTY
HER ENEMIES WANT TO RECRUIT HER.


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SUMMARY (from Amazon)
From A. L. Shields—pseudonym for New York Times bestselling author Stephen L. Carter—comes the thrilling sequel to The Church Builder.
It began as a search for the truth about her best friend’s death. Now Bethany Barclay is caught in the ultimate struggle to keep faith alive.
The Wilderness, an ancient cabal bent on destroying Christianity, has murdered Bethany’s best friend, framed her for acts of terrorism, and captured the brilliant teen hacker she vowed to protect. To ransom the girl, Bethany must traverse England and Europe to find the Pilate Stone—a mysterious first-century artifact that might not even exist.
She’s not the only one who wants the stone. The Garden, a powerful group of intellectuals sworn to save the Church and help Bethany, is willing to betray her to achieve their higher goals. And a mysterious third faction lurks in the shadows, waiting for her to stumble.
Alone and on the run in this international landscape of double and triple agents, Bethany’s quest becomes an ever more complex and dangerous contest against players who don’t play fair.
In this riveting sequel to The Church Builder, many of A. L. Shield’s cunning characters are ruthlessly devoted to preserving a world where faith is possible. Others aim to brutally, and finally, undermine belief.
Including Bethany’s.

About the Author
A. L. Shields is a pseudonym for Stephen L. Carter, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught for thirty years. He is also the author of seven acclaimed works of nonfiction and five best-selling novels. His first novel, The Emperor of Ocean Park (2002), spent eleven weeks on the New York Times best seller list.

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REVIEW
 This is a book about searching for ancient artifacts, espionage and lots of action.  This is Book Two of the Church Builder series.  I didn't, but I would suggest reading Book One first since Book Two picks up where Book One leaves off. Annabelle Seavers left some clues to find the Pilate Stone before she died.  Now Bethany Barclay is following her friends clues.  The problem is Bethany is running from the FBI and other law enforcements.    Following Annabelle's clues she went to England to save her friend, Janice from an untimely death during two weeks of the  Wilderness.  She is always moving, running from the law so she has to pay for everything by cash and always looking over her shoulder.
The author kept the action at peak level to keep the reader  wrapped  up in this novel.  You wondered what was around the next corner.  What would Bethany find?Bethany used her intelligence and wit to stay alive.  This is a battle between good and evil and captivates the readers into thinking of the spiritual battles that constantly  happen every minute.  The story makes the reader think long and hard about those spiritual battles and their prayers and faith.

I received a complimentary copy of WILDERNESS RISING from the author A.L.Shields and BookLoook Blogging for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.