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10/30/14

WHEN THE SOUL MENDS by Cindy Woodsmall

Returning to the home she fled in disgrace,
 will Hannah find healing for wounds of the past?

5 STARS
Product Details



WHEN THE SOUL MENDS
Sisters of the Quilt Series
Book Three
by
Cindy Woodsmall

INTRO
(from Amazon)
 After receiving a desperate and confusing call from her sister, Hannah Lapp reluctantly returns to the Old Order Amish community of her Pennsylvania childhood.

Having fled in disgrace more than two years earlier, she finally has settled into a satisfying role in the Englischer world. She also has found love and a new family with the wealthy Martin Palmer and the children she is helping him raise. But almost immediately after her arrival in Owl’s Perch, the disapproval of those who ostracized her, including her headstrong father, reopens old wounds.

As Hannah is thrown together with former fiance Paul Waddell to work for her sister Sarah’s mental health, hidden truths surface about events during Hannah’s absence, and she faces an agonizing decision. Will she choose the Englischer world and the man who restored her hope, or will she heed the call to return to the Plain Life–and perhaps to her first love?

When the Soul Mends is the third and final book in the Sisters of the Quilt series.

  • Series: Sisters of the Quilt (Book 3), Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press; Reissue edition (September 9, 2014)
  • Language: English, ISBN-10: 1601427123, ISBN-13: 978-1601427120
 REVIEW
 An old order Amish young woman, Hannah, left her home after her fiance, Paul absolutely refused to hear her side of the story.  She left in shame.  She was pregnant unexpectedly.   She gave birth and was told to leave her father's home.She looked up an Aunt who had also been banned and shunned and went to find her.Hannah found her and moved in with her aunt.  She loved her immediately.  She met Martin through her aunt. He was an Englisher with lots of money and responsibility of taking care of his sister's two children.    Hannah's aunt become ill and Hannah nursed her through sickness and death.  She and Martin fell in love.  There was an old Doctor in town that made friends with her nursed her through her difficult pregnancy, gave her a job and a will to follow her dream of becoming a nurse. The author wrote her usual warm tale of love and helping others.  She helped with the sick and dying and dealt with her shunning from her town.  They considered her living with the Englisch now.  Even though Hannah was shunned, she still loved her family with the faith that God gave her.  The author puts faith in the story without over doing it.  Hannah goes through times where she feels she doesn't belong and it takes her faith to bring her through.  A wonderful book.  Faith can make you strong even though you are hurting.  You just have to believe.

I was given a complimentary copy of WHEN THE SOUL MENDS from the author, Cindy Woodsmall and Blogging for Books for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.  

I would give this book 5 STARS.

 
LINKS
www.facebook.com/authorcindywoodsmall
http://www.cindywoodsmall.com
http://www.amazon.com/review/R95A7M0TVJ1U8/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1601427123

10/29/14

THE QUEEN OF SPARTA - by T.S Chaudhry --Press Release

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The Press Release
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-THE QUEEN OF SPARTA-
A Novel of Ancient Greece
by
T.S. Chaudhry 

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Contact: Kris Barnes
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A Novel of Ancient Greece
Genre: Historical Fiction
Author: T.S. Chaudhry
Publisher: Top Hat Books
Xerxes, the Great King of Persia, invades Greece in 480
B.C. at the head of a massive army. Three hundred
Spartans and King Leonidas die heroically blocking the
Persian advance at the pass of Thermopylae.
The Persians are poised to conquer all of Greece. The
only one standing in their way is a woman – Gorgo,
Queen of Sparta.
Though history has relegated her role to that of a
bystander, what if she played a central role in the
Greek resistance to the Persian invasion. What if she
kept her true role a secret in order to play it more
effectively? What if she was hiding other secrets too –
dark secrets of murder and vengeance? What if the
only person who truly appreciated her genius was an
enemy prisoner whom she has vowed to kill? What if
after their victory, the Greeks start to turn on each
other? What if, eventually, Gorgo has to choose
between the security of Sparta and safety of her son?
And what if the only one who could find a way out is
the same prisoner who had once fought against the
Spartans?
“This novel is an exciting re-imagining of events in Ancient Greece. Rich in detail, with excellent battle scenes and
sections on military strategy as well as compelling lead characters, Chaudhry manages to make his intricate story
accessible and involving.”
“Great read for any lover of historical fiction.”
“A vivid and superbly researched original history of what it was like to have lived in this fascinating period of time.”
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The Queen of Sparta T.S. Chaudhry
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About the Author
T.S. Chaudhry was born in Karachi, Pakistan. He has a Bachelors Degree from Cornell University, a Masters in
Public Policy from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. A former Pakistani
diplomat, he has been working for the United Nations on peace and security issues in Africa.
The Queen of Sparta is Chaudhry’s first novel. The story came to him several decades ago while he was
reading Herodotus for his ‘A’ Level examination. It occurred to him that a case could be made for Gorgo of
Sparta orchestrating the Greek resistance to the Persian invasion without essentially changing any of the facts
presented by Herodotus. This is essentially an alternative retelling of a well-known tale.
He is currently working on a ‘prequel’ to the Queen of Sparta based on events leading up to the Battle of
Marathon, called Fennel of Field.

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Quilts of Love | QUILTED BY CHRISTMAS – Giveaway & Facebook Party!

 QUILTED BY CHRISTMAS
Quilts of Love
by
Jodie Bailey

KINDLE GIVEAWAY
and
MERRY QUILTED FACEBOOK PARTY!

 

Don’t miss the newest Quilts of Love book, Quilted by Christmas by Jodie Bailey. October’s QOL release is a warm Christmas tale of God's steadfast love.


Enter to win a Kindle HDX, and RSVP for the “Merry Quilted” Quilts of Love Facebook party on December 9th.

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One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Two copies of Quilted by Christmas by Jodie Bailey (One for you and one to give away as a gift!)
  • Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll
  • Swept Away by Laura V. Hilton and Cindy Loven
Enter today by clicking the button below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 16th. Winner will be announced November 17th at the Quilts of Love blog.


Wait! There's more! RSVP for the "Merry Quilted" Quilts of Love Christmas Book Chat Party on December 9th and connect with some of the Quilts of Love authors. Jodie Bailey, Laura V. Hilton, Cindy Loven, Cathy Elliott, and Gina Welborn will be hosting a "merry" evening of book chat, Christmas traditions, prizes, and more!





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RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on December 9th!

 INTRO
A grandmother’s last wish is to communicate God’s love through an Irish chain quilt.
Taryn McKenna believes she’s easy to forget. Abandoned by her parents and left behind when her high school sweetheart joined the army, she vows to never love again and throws herself into her love for the outdoors and the pursuit of a college degree—something no one else in her family has ever accomplished. Her goal, as a young teacher in the hills of North Carolina, is to leave a legacy in the lives of the middle‑schoolers she teaches.
When Taryn’s grandmother Jemma, the only other person who ever held her close, has a heart attack that reveals a fatal medical condition, Taryn is corralled into helping Grandma work on a final project—an Irish chain quilt that tells the story of her history and the love Jemma knows is out there for Taryn. As the pieces of the quilt come together, Taryn begins to see her value. Can she learn to believe that God will never leave her behind even though others have?
Purchase a copy and learn more at the Quilts of Love website.

{More About Jodie Bailey}

Jodie BaileyJodie Bailey is Tarheel born and bred. After 15 years as a military spouse, she settled with her family back in North Carolina. She is the author of the military suspense novel “Freefall” and is a contributor to a devotional for military families, “Fighting Fear: Winning the War at Home.” While not working on her next novel, she teaches middle‑schoolers to love writing as much as she does.
Find out more about Jodie at http://JodieBailey.com.

 

REVIEW

This is a wonderful book that is very enjoyable.  The characters, I found to be quite lovable.  The author wrote relationships between the characters as though they were real.  You just wanted to know more about them.Two of the characters, Taryn and Justin were written so well that you wanted to know more about their relationship with each other, their problems and struggles.  The book was so realistic.  The author introduced a few twists and turns that  made you feel that you didn't want it to end. I loved the way you put the places and settings in, which made the book feel even more real. The faith that the author added to the book is  just wonderful.  It put the frosting on the cake.  KEEP ON WRITING because there is so much more all of us readers want to know. This will definitely go on my book shelf to read again. 

I was given a complimentary copy of QUILTED BY CHRISTMAS by Jodie Brady and Litfuse Publicity for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.  

I would give this book 5 STARS.


LINKS

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/reviews/Quilted-by-Christmas%2FJodie-Bailey/1118933287?ean=9781426773617

http://www.amazon.com/review/R16JMEQ98IU06Y/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1426773617

 


10/27/14

CHARLIE AND FELICITY GO WILD by David Driscoll

 5 STARS
WELCOME to the crazy world 
of
Charlie and Felicity! 


CHARLIE AND FELICITY GO WILD
by
David Driscoll, Author/Creator
Kalpart, Publishing Illustrations




INTRO
(from Amazon)
Charlie and Felicity Go Wild is the imaginative children’s story about two fishcakes who meet on the river. Charlie is a well-dressed fishcake who wants to meet a well-dressed female fishcake. After Charlie meets Felicity, everything goes wild! First they take an exciting canoe ride down the river, where they have a dangerous encounter with a crocodile. Charlie takes on some elephants to rescue Felicity and just then, hippos pop up and say hello. A slippery snake sticks his nose into things, Charlie loses so much weight, his swimming trunks fall down! Felicity has fun bouncing on giant mushrooms and Charlie falls asleep in the boat. Welcome to the crazy world of Charlie and Felicity!

  • Paperback: 56 pages, Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing (January 8, 2014)
  • Language: English, ISBN-10: 1625167423, ISBN-13: 978-1625167422

REVIEW
School age children will love this cute, book about two fishcakes.  Their names were Charlie and Felicity.  Charlie loved to swim but he had a problem with his trunks.  They kept falling down.  He met Felicity one day and asked her to go on a boat ride.  She immediately said yes.  Then it became an adventure that they journeyed through rapid waters, quiet waters,  lots of different animals. They had a dangerous encounter with a crocodile.  Charlie takes on some elephants to save Felicity and right at that moment a bunch of hippos jump up and say Hi.  Then we have a slippery snake that has to stick his nose into it all.  Felicity had fun jumping up and down on mushrooms. That day was a wild and fun day .  At the end of the river was the end of the day.  It was a great day for both of them.  Charlie fell asleep in the boat on the way back.This is a wonderful children's book.  Not just for children but adults also.  The author used words that are easy for children to read and understand.  The pictures are so vibrant with color and are large so it attracts the child's attention. Mr. Driscoll wrote a wonderful, cute, fun children's book that lets the reader go on a journey with a boy fishcake and a girl fishcake, Charlie and Felicity. I think this book should be on every child's bookshelf to read and re-read.


I received a complimentary copy of CHARLIE and FELICITY GO WILD from the author David Driscoll and OutSkirts Press for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


AUTHOR
David DriscollDavid Driscoll is director at Homestead PDS Ltd commercial painting contractors in Ipswich, Suffolk, England. "The locals say it's the oldest town in England." He writes and manufactures film scripts and supports local charities.  The author has written a body of work; this is his first published book.


LINKS
http://sbprabooks.com/DavidDriscoll
http://www.kalpart.com/latestbooksonline.php
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1083232422
www.outskirtspress.com
http://www.amazon.com/review/R2K34NZLQ804B/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1625167423

10/26/14

A LADY OF WILLOWGROVE HALL Giveaway and Tour by Sarah E. Ladd

5 STARS

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A LADY OF WILLOWGROVE HALL
Whispers On The Moors
by
Sarah E Ladd

Giveaway and Blog Tour

Award-winning author Sarah E. Ladd examines how to escape the clutches of a tainted past in the final installment of her Whispers on the Moor series. A Regency-era novel, A Lady at Willowgrove Hall cleverly shows that even though our pasts may be shameful or painful, God can take the darkest personal histories and turn them into the brightest futures.
Celebrate with Sarah by entering her Kindle HDX giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • A Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 2nd. Winner will be announced November 3rd here.

A Lady at Willowgrove, Sarah Ladd

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A Lady at Willowgrove Hall || Whispers on the Moors series
Her secret cloaks her in isolation and loneliness.
His secret traps him in a life that is not his own.
Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could strip away everything she holds dear. But soon after accepting the position of lady’s companion at Willowgrove Hall, Cecily finds herself face-to-face with a man well-acquainted with the past she’s desperately hidden for years.
Nathaniel Stanton has a secret of his own – one that has haunted him from birth and tied him to his father’s position as steward of Willowgrove. To protect his family, Nathaniel dares not breath a word of the truth. But as long as the shadow looms over him, he’ll never be free to find his own way in the world. He’ll never be free to fall in love.
When the secrets swirling within Willowgrove Hall come to light, Cecily and Nathaniel must confront a painful choice: Will they continue running from the past . . . or will they stand together and build a future without the suffocating weight of secrets long suffered?


Sarah Ladd Sarah E. Ladd has more than ten years of marketing experience. She is a graduate of Ball State University and holds degrees in public relations and marketing. “The Heiress of Winterwood” was the recipient of the 2011 Genesis Award for historical romance and a finalist in the Debut Author category of the 2014 Carol Awards. The second book in the series, “The Headmistress of Rosemere” (2013), was on the ECPA best-seller list for several months. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.


REVIEW
Ms. Ladd has written a beautiful story with a plot and characters that you can't help but love.  Cecily Faire is so beautiful but has been subjected to her father's cruel treatment.  She was forced to leave her home and the sister that she so loved.   This lovely young girl was separated from the one she loved.  She went to a finishing school and graduated.  She then became a lady's companion.  When she arrived at Willowgrove Hall it was in the middle of a terrible storm. When she arrived she ran directly into the young steward''s Nathaniel Stanton will she was trying to get to Willowgrove during the storm.  She was walking with her head up.She began a friendship between Mrs. Stanton and her three daughters.  But trouble erupts when it is found out that the secret is still alive. The story is a lovely story, sad at times, but filled with wonderful descriptions of the scenery and the characters.  The author wrote the character's relationships in a way that made you feel they were real. This is a book that you will find hard to let go.  I also found the cover to be absolutely exquisite.

I received a complimentary copy of A LADY OF WILLOWGROVE HALL by Sarah E. Ladd and Litfuse Publicity for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

LINKS
http://litfusegroup.com/campaigns/a-lady-at-willowgrove-hall-sarah-ladd
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1080771311
http://www.amazon.com/review/R2V3PVPY4KDYCW/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1401688373