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November 20, 2017

SEEDS OF HOPE

 Seeds of Hope (Harvest of Hope Book 1) by [Cameron, Barbara]
  
SEEDS OF HOPE
Harvest of Hope Series
Book One
by
Barbara Cameron 


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They live in completely different worlds. Can love bring them together?

Miriam Troyer has had a secret crush on Mark Byler since they were teenagers. She knows they can never have a relationship: Mark is a big-city attorney—an Englischer—and Miriam loves her quiet way of life in her Amish community. But when Mark unexpectedly shows up in Paradise, Pennsylvania, Miriam realizes it’s going to get a lot harder to hide her
feelings.

Even though Mark always loved visiting his grandfather’s farm as a boy, he’s convinced the Amish life is not for him. But when he suddenly finds himself out of a job and without direction, Mark heads back to the farm just in time to help with the harvest. Coming for a visit and coming to stay, however, are two very different things.

Everything changes when Mark sees that Miriam, the girl he remembers from his youth, has grown into the kind of faith-filled woman he wants in his future. Could life in this simple world be right for Mark after all? Has Miriam finally found her happily ever after? True love sprouts from seeds of hope.


MY THOUGHTS
  I am a strong fan of Amish books.  They have lessons to learn, are interesting, clean and wholesome.  Two entirely different worlds. One of the Amish faith and one in the Englisch world.  Is there any way that two people from two different worlds can come together?  One thing may do just that, love.  But can this happen with Mark and Miriam?  Mark is from the Englisch world, an attorney and  Miriam is from the Amish world.   They both know each other but when Mark goes back to his grandfather's farm, Miriam and Mark connect again.  But the Amish and Englischers are not meant to be together.  IT's not in the cards.   Two worlds so far apart.  Busy big city and the quiet life of an Amish community. Mark is out of a job  and goes back only for a short visit to help with the harvesting but will love take that short visit into staying for good? Can Mark leave behind the bright lights of the big city for the quiet, simple life that Miriam lives?  There is always HOPE and the seeds are there. They just need to be tended to with loving care.  Is there true love in the future of Miriam and Mark?   My only fault with this book is that the pace is rather slow and it didn't flow as I had hoped.  I'm hoping that there will be another book about Mark and Miriam and how their lives go forward.


I received a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity Group and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 4  STARS. 

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WARRIORS by R.A. Denny

WARRIORS
Mud, Rocks, and Trees
Book Four
by
R.A. Denny

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Let the battle begin! The vast Tzoladian army clashes with the Karsonian confederation in the valley of Mt. Sarmos. But the stakes are higher than a mere fight for power between countries. As the cruel emperor intensifies his persecution of the “subhumans,” the three chosen youths make tough choices that will decide the fate of the world.

Amanki is a soldier fighting for an empire that wants him dead. After losing her freedom and her seal, Brina faces the ruthless leader of the Sparaggi tribes. Tuka is surrounded by intrigue. Plots of assassination abound.

Thrown into circumstances they never would have chosen or even imagined, the teens must adapt or die. Have they forgotten their true mission?



R.A. DENNY  loves adventure, animals and history. She has travelled to the ancient rock city of Petra on horsebackby day, she escaped by night to create the fantasy world of her Mud, Rocks, and Trees series.
R.A. Denn
y, flown through the jungles of Costa Rica on zip lines and visited the Great Pyramid on a camel. She lives in Delaware. As a child, she had two pet flying squirrels.


MY  THOUGHTS
The battle is NOW!  First off, Ms. Denny adds to the story by putting in maps and a glossary.  That helps put the scenes into vision and the glossary helps you to understand the terms in the book that may be unfamiliar.   To begin with we get an overall picture of what has happened so far in the series.   This isn't just a power struggle.  It is much more.   We have young people, three to be exact, who have to make decisions well beyond their years.    These are important decisions.  The world's future lies in their hands.  These young people have to either fight and learn or they will die.   This isn't what they wanted but this is what they have.  They must deal or die.   I liked that there were decisions to be made for problems presented and you, the reader are left to make those decisions along with the young people.   What would you really do if this fantasy world were real and you were there.  Could you decide and step up or would you perish?   If you haven't read the first three books of the series  it will take a bit of time to get used to the names and places.  This is a realistic fantasy (if you let your imagination go) that you can be a part of.   A part of to defend the world's future. I would definitely recommend starting with Book One of the series and after this fourth book, continue on to the next two books.   It's a fantasy world you won't want to miss and an adventure like no other, from a talented and imaginative author.


I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 5   STARS. 

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THE ENGAGEMENT PLOT

 The Engagement Plot by [Phillips, Krista]

 THE ENGAGEMENT PLOT
by
Krista Phillips

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Can Hanna and Will Find True Love amid the Bright Lights of Reality TV?
Perfect for the fans of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette!

Six months ago, William stole Hanna’s heart and shattered it in front of millions of people on a reality TV dating show. And now the big-wig CEO is back on Hanna’s home turf in Minnesota and wants her to forgive him? Fat chance of that. But life is swirling around faster than snow in a blizzard, and despite her objections, teaming up with William seems like the only option to rescue her reputation.
            
William has never regretted anything more than the day he gave that ill-fated interview for the reality show, The Price of Love. But while he can’t change the past, he’s determined to fix the future. He just needs to convince Hanna to forgive him—and pretend to be engaged with him. Simple, right?

When the media erupts with even worse accusations, teaming up and pretending to be engaged seems to be the only way to salvage their reputations.  Despite the media frenzy that swirls around them, an attraction neither of them can fight off begins to surface. Could this love run deeper than a scandal, or will old wounds tear them apart once and for all?  When all seems lost, it’s only with help from above that Hanna and Will may find their happily-ever-after.
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THE AUTHOR  -  
 Krista Phillips enjoys life with her husband and their four beautiful daughters in Middle Tennessee. She is an advocate for congenital heart defect and organ donation awareness and blogs at
www.kristaphillips.com.


MY THOUGHTS
 You will smile, laugh, be a bit sad and a bit frustrated.  As you turn the pages, your mood will change and then change back again.  We all like those reality shows such as the Bachelor/Bachelorette.  This book is just that with even more.   When the reality show ends, can Hanna and Will pick up the pieces and move onward with their lives, either together or separately?  The author gives us two characters that have been very well developed and you could picture them as being someone you know or even someone close to you.  There is an underlying lesson to this book.   We can't always put the blame when something goes wrong, entirely on another person.  It takes two to make things work and it also takes two to share the blame when things go wrong.  It was nice to see that the characters were adult enough to see that maybe they could have made better decisions, not only for themselves but for others.  It's something we all should realize.   We can't always blame everybody else when we make wrong choices.   The author also presents the Christian theme where Hanna keeps to her beliefs instead of caving in to pressure. This isn't one of those books that preaches religion.  It just has a good Christian theme with values and morals.  Thus she gained the nickname, Holy Hanna.  It's fun and interesting to watch the characters grow and mature throughout the book. The author also presents how you can change your life and still hold on to what you strongly believe in.   This book is very well written, strong and realistic  characters that grow.  It has it's reflective moments but it also is fun and light reading. If you like clean reads with characters that are realistic than try this one.   It's not a heavy read, just easy and light.

I received a copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 4  STARS.

November 14, 2017

SERIAL K RETURNS

Serial K Returns
  • Number: B06Y3JNCSZ
  • Release: April 5, 2017
  • Author: Brian Gallagher
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Mirror Publishing
This is a fabulous book! One of the best I have read in some time. The premise is brilliant and I wish I had thought of it. Mr. Gallagher has a wonderful sense of humor with which he tempers the most gruesome details of the killings. The relationship between the FBI Investigators is realistic and HOT! The pace of this book is remarkable and kept me interested until the very end. My congratulations to the author. I cannot wait until I can buy the sequel. I hope it is very soon. Mary Firmin. His hunger returned. Craig Breedlove, the serial killer who survives in Serial K, is back at it. This time he has a new target. In fact, two new targets. A victim of priest molestation at age seven, he puts his sights on abusive priests who were never brought to justice. The FBI team of Agents Lea Pucci and Ryan O’Callahan, now divorced but current lovers, are back on the trail. As they close in, the killer turns his sights on his pursuers. As the chase continues, the body count rises. Fear grips the public. Many will die, but who survives? Brian Gallagher, author of award winning Vatican Protocol, and Serial K, delves into the mind of a serial killer and the morality of the Vatican cover-up of abusive priests with the release of Serial K Returns. (from Night Owl Reviews)



MY THOUGHTS
In the first book of Serial K, you're left with a doubt as to whether Craig Breedlove is really dead.    He was a serial killer of the worst, killing innocent people in such gory and bloody ways.  In the second book, Craig Breedlove is alive and plotting.  He has taken on a new identity and now has his intent of death focused on priests.In his demented search for justice on the priests who did inexplicable things to him as a child, he is out for revenge.  A revenge of a different sort.  So he recruits a select group of men from a support group he joined.  A group of men who were also raped and molested by the men of the Catholic Church.   These men are searching to kill and reap the vengeance that they had once delivered.  Breedlove thinks his new persona has him hidden from the authorities but is he? Not only do we get the suspense and mystery of Breedlove but we get more of the relationship between Ryan and Lea.  But Ryan isn't the only one who wants Lea. Breedlove wants her too but in a different way and it isn't good.  The author gives us the human desires, not only the good ones but the demented ones of a serial killer.  But can Lea be saved from this sick killer?  Or will she be another on his long list of victims? SO much suspense, mystery, romance and some very sick people who want vigilante justice.  One other thing I enjoyed was the bits of humor the other off sided the demented side with.

I would recommend reading Serial K and Serial K Returns for lovers of going into the minds of serial killers, true, in a fictional way but oh, so real when you're reading them.

I received a copy of this book from Night Owl Reviews and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

The Lady In Red

THE LADY IN RED      Season of Scandal   Book 3.5    by Kelly Bowen
The Lady in Red
  • Number: B06Y5J3B5N
  • Release: December 5, 2017
  • Author: Kelly Bowen
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Forever Yours

2017 RITA award-winning author! "Wonderful! A charming, clever, and engaging storyteller not to be missed." --Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author A lady with secrets, a man with a burning desire, a love that breaks all the rules Lady Charlotte Beaumont has spent her whole life being ignored. By her parents, her brother, even the servants. So she was secretly able to develop her talent for painting well beyond the usual watercolors. Too bad no one will let her actually use it-women are rarely accepted into the Royal Academy. But when a connection at the Haverhall School for Young Ladies gets Charlotte her dream commission, she'll do whatever it takes to make it work. Including disguising herself as "Charlie." Flynn Rutledge has something to prove. His lowly upbringing is not going to stop him from achieving his artistic dreams. This commission is the key to his future, and his partner, an unknown youth in oversized clothes who is barely old enough to shave, doesn't exactly inspire confidence. But Charlie does inspire Flynn's artistic passion-something he worried he might have lost forever. For all his street smarts, nothing can prepare Flynn for the shock of Charlie's true identity. He doesn't care that she's a woman, but a lady of the ton is a different matter altogether . . .(from Night Owl Reviews)

MY THOUGHTS
No one ever seemed to notice Lady Charlotte, not even her family.   Ladies in this time period weren't supposed to be artists but Lady Charlotte, while being ignored by everyone, was able to develop her talent for painting.   No one knew.  If only she could be accepted into the Royal Academy.   But rarely did ladies get to go there.  Just as she thought it was hopeless, someone at Haverhall School for Young Ladies helps her get in.  Now it's up to Charlotte to make this dream work.  She went to the extreme.  She became "Charlie".  Yes, she made herself look like a man.  A man had better chances of succeeding, especially in the fine arts.    Charlotte or now known as "Charlie" becomes partners with another person who has the dream of becoming an artist, Flynn Rutledge.   What a shock is in store for Flynn!  The author showed how women had it much harder back in the day than men. The book shows how women sometimes had to resort to unusual tactics in order to achieve their dreams.  It didn't seem to me that Charlotte tried very hard to make her wishes known to her family.   Perhaps her family would have paid more attention if she stood up for what she wanted.  It would have been worth a try.  I do wish there  had been a bit more background on both Charlotte and Flynn.  I just couldn't connect with either one of them. They didn't seem realistic to me.

I received a copy of this book from Night Owl Reviews and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 3 STARS.

SHATTERED MEMORIES

Shattered Memories (The Mirror Sisters Series Book 3) by [Andrews, V.C.]
 
SHATTERED MEMORIES
The Mirror Sisters Series
Book Three
by
V.C. Andrews

  • Number: B071CJZZB9
  • Release: October 31, 2017
  • Author: V.C. Andrews
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: New Adult & College
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
In this finale of the darkly gothic Mirror Sisters trilogy, one twin fears her reunion with sister dearest—from the legendary New York Times bestselling author of Flowers in the Attic and My Sweet Audrina (now Lifetime movies). For fans of Ruth Ware (The Woman in Cabin 10) and Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies) They share an unbreakable bond... An inescapable bond. As identical twins, Haylee and Kaylee Fitzgerald have always done things in exactly the same way. Under their mother’s guidance their every outfit, every meal, and every thought was identical. But now things are different. With Kaylee back at home after her sister's betrayal, her life has been turned inside out. Both her mother and Haylee are away and Kaylee’s alone and more lost than ever. Her father suggests going to a new school where she can have a fresh start, and where no one will know about her dark past. But if Kaylee knows her sister at all, she knows that her twin isn’t through with her yet… (from Night Owl Reviews)

MY THOUGHTS
I have been a lover of V.C. Andrews' books for a long time but I was rather disappointed in this one.  I felt that making this a trilogy may have been too much.  It was like a lot of filler to make the third book.  In my opinion it should have just been two books. Just a lot of repetition, not much new.  To me, this wasn't a good believable V.C. Andrews' book.  The books being written by a ghost writer now that V.C. Andrews is deceased are not the quality that we had when she was alive and shortly thereafter.   Perhaps it's time to lay V.C. Andrews' great writing and name to rest and let the ghost writer continue under their own name.  I felt let down.  I want to remember and re-read the good books not this unsatisfying and disappointing writing.  There is nothing there any more and it's sad since V.C. Andrews was one of a kind. Perhaps SHATTERED MEMORIES is a good title.  The memories of V.C. Andrews is being Shattered!  I had a hard time even finishing the book since it just was such a disappointment.  I wanted the excitement, the suspense, the happy and sad time of the realistic writings of Ms. Andrews.  There just wasn't that warm feeling that came from her other books.  I do believe it could have been but the books  being written by the ghost writer are to me, just filler and that is too bad.  If the ghost writer continues to write under V.C. Andrews, bring on the new and exciting!

I received a copy of this book from Night Owl Reviews and voluntarily decided to review it.
I would give this book  2.5 STARS.

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 We're thrilled to have Nadia Natali, author of the memoir, Stairway to Paradise: Growing Up Gershwin today! Leave a comment to let her know you stopped by!

Her father invented Kodachrome, and her mother—who sang and danced professionally—was the sister of George and Ira Gershwin. Growing up in Westport, Connecticut amidst great privilege and uncommon fame, Nadia Natali might have chosen a life of comfort and celebrity. But from an early age, she was driven to create one of great consequence instead, one in which she could seek her true purpose and life’s deepest meanings.

When she met photographer Enrico Natali, the two embarked on a shared quest not simply for adventure, but also a journey to discover how their lives could most profoundly unfold. Their yearnings for lives fully-lived took them to a wild and wonderful piece of property surrounded by the Los Padres National Forest in the coastal mountains of Southern California—a place where they lived in a teepee, started a family, and carved out rich satisfaction as they transformed their beautiful piece of earth into Blue Heron Ranch.

The forty years between then and now have been filled with unimaginable adventures, the kind of tragedy that can utterly destroy the lives of those who must endure them and go on, deep introspection and personal growth, as well as joy and gratitude as bounteous as the natural world surrounding them.

Stairway to Paradise is a memoir of uncommon honesty and clarity, the story of one woman’s determination to make the most of the gifts her family heritage has offered her, and to live wisely and honorably in every way one can. This is a book to savor, one that will make you cry and marvel at how essential it is for all of us to bring a commitment to truth and openhearted honesty to all our challenges as well as our many blessings.


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Title:
STAIRWAY TO PARADISE: GROWING UP GERSHWIN

Author: Nadia Natali

Publisher: RareBird Books

Pages: 304

Genre: Memoir
Growing up as Frankie Gershwin's daughter, the sister of George and Ira Gershwin, was quite a challenge. I didn't have the  perspective to realize that so much unhappiness in a family was out of the ordinary. But I knew something was off. My mother was often depressed and my father was tyrannical and scary, one never knew when he
would blow up. I learned early on that I had to be the cheery one, the one to fix the problems. Both sides of my family were famous; the Gershwin side and my father who invented color film. But even though there was more than enough recognition, money and parties I understood that wasn't what made people happy.

As a young adult adrift and depressed I broke from that unsatisfactory life by marrying Enrico Natali, a
photographer, deeply immersed in his own questions about life. We moved into the wilderness away from what we considered as the dysfunction of society.  That’s when we discovered that life had other kinds of challenges: flood, fire, rattlesnakes, mountain lions and bears. We lived in a teepee for more than four
years while building a house. Curiously my mother never commented on my life choice. She must have realized on some level that her own life was less than satisfactory.

Enrico had developed a serious meditation practice that had become a kind of ground for him. As for me I
danced. Understanding the somatic, the inner body experience, became my way to shift the inner story.

We raised and homeschooled our three children. I taught them to read, Enrico taught them math. The kids ran free, happy, always engaged, making things, and discovering. We were so sure we were doing the right thing. However, we didn't have a clue how they would make the transition to the so-called ‘real world’. The children thrived until they became teenagers. They then wanted out. Everything fell apart for them and for
Enrico and me. Our lives were turned upside down, our paradise lost. There was tragedy: our son lost his life while attempting to cross our river during a fierce storm. Later I was further challenged by advanced breast cancer.

It was during these times that I delved deeply into the somatic recesses of myself. I began to find my own
voice, a long learning process. I emerged with a profound trust in my own authority. It became clear that everyone has to find his or her way through layers of inauthenticity, where a deep knowing can develop. And I came to see that is the best anyone can offer to the world.

Enrico and I still live in the wilds of the Lost Padres National Forest, a paradise with many steps going up
and down, a life I would not change.
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Nadia Natali, author of the memoir, Stairway to Paradise: Growing Up Gershwin, published by Rare Bird, Los Angeles, 2015, and The Blue Heron Ranch Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from a Zen Retreat Center published by North Atlantic Books, Berkeley CA, 2008, is currently working on a second cookbook titled Zafu Kitchen Cookbook. 
           
Natali, a clinical psychotherapist and dance therapist, specializes in trauma release through somatic work. She earned a master’s degree from Hunter College in New York City in Dance/Movement Therapy and completed another masters degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in somatic psychology at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. Nadia is a registered practitioner of Biodynamic Craniosacral
Therapy (RCST) and is also a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) who trained with Peter Levine.

DanceMedicine Workshops is Natali’s creation where participants move through their trauma with dialogue
and dance. She also offers the Ojai community, DanceMedicine Journeys. In addition to her private practice, Nadia and her husband offer Zen Retreats at their center.

Born into a famous family that was riddled with dysfunction, Nadia Natali made the choice to turn her life
inside out and step away from fame and fortune. Against her parents’ consent she married an artist and moved to the remote wilderness in California. It was there that she found grounding as she and her husband raised and homeschooled their three children and opened a retreat center. As she gathered her own
momentum, she enrolled in a doctorate program finally becoming a clinical psychotherapist specializing in psychosomatic work. She and her husband live in Ojai California.

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MY THOUGHTS

This is a lovely memoir that begins on December 8, 1980.  This is Nadia's memoir, her life.  When you are born into a famous family, a noted family, you are never really allowed to be you, just you.  But Nadia wanted just that.  She took on that journey with courage. That journey was nothing less than spectacular and rememberable.   Nadia had a desire, a yearning and she went after that with her entire heart.    She loved life itself. This is an unforgettable adventure of one women having it all in a well known family and yet, more than that, she had it all through herself and her husband and children.  She was reknown in her own right. It wasn't easy, It was a struggle but a struggle she met with courage and love.  She took what life threw at her and dealt, then went on to the next struggle.    This is her journey, her life like no other.   This isn't a sugar coated story.  It tells it all from from the privileged childhood to living in a teepee with her husband and children. She is an inspiration to  us all.   She shows that no matter how hard life is, no matter what it throws at you, you can face it, and go on, better from it.

I received a copy of this book and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 5 STARS.
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November 9, 2017

CHRISTY - Giveaway by Catherine Marshall



Christy by [Marshall, Catherine]








CHRISTY
by
Catherine Marshall

 Some stories are evergreen, their themes and lessons standing the test of time and connecting with readers generation after generation. Reconnect with Catherine Marshall's beloved Christy as it celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new edition!

The train taking nineteen-year-old teacher Christy Huddleston from her home in Asheville, North Carolina, might as well be transporting her to another world. The Smoky Mountain community of Cutter Gap feels suspended in time, trapped by poverty, superstitions, and century-old traditions.

But as Christy struggles to find acceptance in her new home, some see her — and her one-room school — as a threat to their way of life. Her faith is challenged and her heart is torn between two strong men with conflicting views about how to care for the families of the Cove.

Yearning to make a difference, will Christy’s determination and devotion be enough?

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  ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Catherine Marshall (1914-1983), “The New York Times” best-selling author of 30 books, is best known for her novel “Christy.” Based on the life of her mother, “Christy” captured the hearts of millions and became a popular CBS television series. Around the kitchen table at Evergreen Farm, as her mother reminisced, Catherine probed for details and insights into the rugged lives of these Appalachian highlanders. Catherine shared the story of her husband, Dr. Peter Marshall, Chaplain of the United States Senate, in “A Man Called Peter.” A decade after Dr. Marshall’s untimely death, Catherine married Leonard LeSourd, Executive Editor of “Guideposts,” forging a dynamic writer-editor partnership. A beloved inspirational writer and speaker, Catherine’s enduring career spanned four decades and reached over 30 million readers.
Find out more about Catherine at http://gileadpublishing.com/christy. 

MY THOUGHTS
 This book is based on the author's mother and was a popular television series.  The author's mother was a teacher in the poverty stricken backwoods of Tennessee.

Christy Huddleston, age 19, having lived in Asheville, N.C. is now on a train to a place that is so different form the world she is used to. She is headed for Cutter Gap in the Smoky Mountains. A place where time has stopped. A place where people live day to day with next to nothing, not even the slightest hint of modern day life.  This is all they know, from generation to generation.  Their lives are  surrounded by mere survival, relying on their home remedies, the  hunt to keep food on the table and the superstitions that are  passed down.   This is their way of life.

Now a stranger is coming to a one room school house. They feel this person is a threat to the life that is all they know.

But Christy is bound and determined to make a difference. Then she is torn between two different views from two strong men.  

The author gives a work of fiction. Even though this is fiction, there are still, even in this modern day, people who live in the remote mountain wilderness who are  stuck in time. The characters are strong and yet, each have their own human weaknesses. Christy was a character who you could visualize. A person who cared and wanted to bring change for the good of these poor mountain people. Christy's Christian upbringing helped to keep her standing firm even though there were many times she could have easily given up. The story brings about a mix of emotions, sadness, empathy, anger, caring, admiration and more. 

Cutter Gap is a place in the past and yet so very much in the present. Unfortunately, it may be a place in the future.  

Will Christy succeed in some way? Will she find love in these backward mountains?

I would definitely suggest this book. It will take you into a different time and place.  Strong characters that you will fall in love with.  Circumstances you may not like, you may disagree with but all the same you will feel in your heart.  You will go away from this book with a warmness in your heart and a desire for more people like Christy to enter that remote wilderness, to bring about a little change.

I received a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book a SOLID 5 STARS.

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Celebrate the new 50th anniversary edition of Christy 
by entering to win one of TWO $50 Visa cash cards (details below)
 and by attending a Facebook Live party on December 5!





TWO grand prize winners will receive:


  • One copy of Christy
  • One $50 Visa Cash Card
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 5. The winner will be announced at the Christy Facebook Live Party. RSVP for a chance to connect with authors who've been impacted by Christy and other readers, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!




RSVP today and spread the word-tell your friends about the giveaway and Facebook Live party via social media and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 5th!



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