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July 24, 2017

COMING SOON: Gathering The Threads

DO YOU LIKE SWEET AMISH READS?

Then DON'T miss out on this third book in the series from Cindy Woodsmall.

 

DUE OUT AUGUST 15, 2017

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Gathering the Threads: 

 A Novel (The Amish of Summer Grove)

Book Three of Three

by

Cindy Woodsmall 

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Finally back in the Old Order Amish world she loves,
Will Ariana’s new perspectives draw her family closer together—or completely rip them apart?

After months away in the Englisch world, Ariana Brenneman is overjoyed to be in the Old Order Amish home where she was raised. Yet her excitement is mixed with an unexpected apprehension as she reconciles all she’s learned from her biological parents with the uncompromising teachings of her Plain community. Although her childhood friend, ex-Amish Quill Schlabach, hopes to help her navigate her new role amongst her people, Ariana’s Daed doesn’t understand why his sweet daughter is suddenly questioning his authority. What will happen if she sows seeds of unrest and rebellion in the entire family? 

Meanwhile, Skylar Nash has finally found her place among the large Brenneman family, but Ariana’s arrival threatens to unravel Skylar’s new identity—and her sobriety. Both Ariana and Skylar must discover the true cords that bind a family and community together and grasp tight the One who holds their authentic identities close to His heart.

Gathering the Threads is the third and final novel in The Amish of Summer Grove series.

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BOOK ONE:   Ties That Bind

BOOK TWO:   Fraying at the Edge

BOOK THREE:  Gathering the Threads


                              

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 Hearts at Seaside

Title: HEARTS AT SEASIDE (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 3)
Author: Addison Cole
Publisher: World Literary Press
Pages: 280
Genre: Sweet with Heat Romance
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Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They’re sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you’ll be begging to enter their circle of friends!
Hearts at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster’s steamy romance novel Seaside Hearts. The stories and characters remain the same and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.
In HEARTS at SEASIDE
Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident–except when she’s around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother’s new cougar lifestyle, Jenna’s giving up on Peter–and is ready to explore other men.
As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He’s looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who’s so sexy and painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him.
When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete’s true feelings, and he’s unable to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had. But Pete’s not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux–the most alpha male she’s ever seen–or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family?
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Hearts at Seaside
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Meet the Author

 Addison Cole

Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.
Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.
Addison’s books are available in paperback, digital, and audio formats.
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MY THOUGHTS
The author gives us a fun, clean read with a little heat here and there.  Friends with cottages at Cape Cod get together every summer for some fun and relaxation.  They are far from perfect, just ordinary people with all the baggage everyone else has.   You immediately want to be at Cape Cod and joining in the fun.
This is book three of a series all with the same characters.  In this book of the series we have Jenna Ward. She is full of vim and vigor and she feels good about herself.  But as usual, we have life, and life for her goes a bit astray when she is around her one man.  That man being extremely easy on the eyes, rather reserved Pete Lacroux.  He had her heart and he broke it. She had tried hard to get him to notice her romantically but after years of trying, she gave up on Peter.    She began looking at other men.  
Peter with other obligations felt he didn't have time for any romance in his life but Jenna was always a welcome distraction.  No romantic interest, just friends?   Until she finds a buff, sexy construction worker.  Now this was enough to make Peter straighten up and take note.  He's beginning to realize he has feelings, not just friendship, for Jenna.    But Peter isn't quite what he appears to be, there's more there, much more.  
The author gives us a romantic read that brings characters that you can relate to.  Haven't most of us wanted to be with someone who just didn't notice us?  That's what happened to Jenna.  And haven't we all known someone who was so intent on his own life, he didn't take time to notice someone cared and wanted to get to know you better?   The author starts you out thinking Peter is this quiet, shy guy, but then, makes you wonder kind of man he really is.  The author put just enough spice in this story without taking the sweetness away.  You could actually place yourself in Jenna's shoes.  You may have been there, just as she is.
The story flows nicely and at a steady pace.  It's a fun and relaxing read.  The characters are well described and they are like people you may or may have known, perhaps even yourself. The setting of Cape Cod couldn't be more than perfect.  Imagine being at the seaside with friends, relaxing, enjoying and yet, the baggage is still there.  It never goes away.

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

I would give this book 4 STARS. 

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Book Featured at PUYB Virtual Book Club

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Monday, August 14

Book Featured at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

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July 19, 2017

GROUNDED HEARTS / Celtic Knots Giveaway

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GROUNDED HEARTS
by
Jeanne M. Dickson 

What do you get when you mix World War II, a brave midwife, a wounded pilot, and a risky secret? Jeanne M. Dickson’s new historical fiction novel, Grounded Hearts. When midwife Nan O’Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she’s taking a huge risk by letting him in. Still, something compels Nan to take in “flyboy” Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber has just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin to form a mutual affection—and an unbreakable bond

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In the midst of World War II, Ireland has declared herself neutral. Troops found on Irish soil must be reported and interned, no matter which side they are fighting for. When midwife Nan O'Neil finds a wounded young Canadian pilot at her door, she knows she's taking a huge risk by letting him in. Not only is she a widow living alone. but if caught harboring a combatant, she'll face imprisonment.  Still, something compels Nan to take in "flyboy"  Dutch Whitney, an RAF pilot whose bomber just crashed over County Clare. While she tends to his wounds and gives him a secret place of refuge, the two begin a mutual affection-and-an unbreakable bond. But Nan has another secret, one that has racked her with guilt since her husband’s death and made her question ever loving again. As Nan and Dutch plan his escape, can he help restore her faith?
Paperback, 337 pages
Published June 13th 2017 by Waterfall Press (first published June 2017)
ISBN 1542045533 (ISBN13: 9781542045537)
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AUTHOR
Jeanne M. Dickson was born into an Irish American family, the only girl surrounded by four brothers. Her grandmother lived with them and was a constant source of stories about life in Ireland and the saints and ancestors long gone from this earth. She credits her mother, her aunts, and her grandmother with her love of storytelling.
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I guess this story was a little educational for me.  I'm not a real history buff but I had no idea that Ireland was considered a neutral country.  The author gives us information on what life in Ireland was like during the war.  I enjoyed the way the author described the village people.  Seemed to be a really happy place considering the time.  The characters are well developed. Each had their own definite and steady qualities.  There was a lot of loyalty to their country which I admired. We don't see much of that these days.   I liked the two main characters, Nan, an Irish midwife,and Dutch, a Canadian pilot find themselves together when Dutch crashes his plane.Anyone finding a foreign soldier must report them to the authorities but she was willing to take a chance on helping this wounded "flyboy" and they slowly developed not only a deep friendship but a romance. They just seemed to mesh from the start.  Like they were meant to be.But this wounded "flyboy" isn't Nan's only secret.She has been holding guilt over her husband's death, but why?  The author gives a little romance, some humor and the book is very interesting with a historical background. The author gives strong, well developed characters but mainly the women. They were very strong, independent and didn't need a man to take care of them.
The setting was unique, especially since Ireland was caught between two enemies, stayed neutral.   I don't believe I've read any books where Ireland was the center point.  Very interesting.
So if you like history, romance, humor and strong characters, then try this book and you may find yourself falling in love too. 
 
I received a copy of this book from the author and Litfuse Publicity and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book 4 STARS. 

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July 18, 2017

BLOG TOUR: WHEN THE SKY FALLS

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Title: WHEN THE SKY FALLS
Author: Joseph Bendoski
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 408
Genre: Thriller/Espionage/Conspiracy/Historical
“What makes you believe a lie? I’m not asking how you know someone is lying. What makes you believe? Because if you don’t understand how that works, then you won’t know when you’re being manipulated.”
In 1938 the War of the Worlds hoax panicked millions of Americans, then in 1988 another fictional media broadcast convinced nearly half of Portugal that sea monsters had risen from the ocean to destroy their cities. A team of CIA agents was sent to study the aftermath of this 6th Skyfall Event in the hope that they could turn it into a weapon of war. When the team consultant turns up dead, everyone scrambles to be the last man standing: the one who will decide if or when the sky falls.

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Meet the Author

Joseph BendoskiJoe Bendoski study psychology in college and was fascinated by all the insights it provided into human behavior, only to realize most the information never reach people, and when it did, rarely was it in a form that allowed for practical application. He started writing non-fiction, but soon came to understand how few people read that genre and began the difficult transition into fiction writing. His non-fiction works include; the Chemistry of Attraction and the Language of Emotion.
He worked as the head writer for the television show ‘Saved by Grace.’ After being frustrated with comments like “make this scene cheaper,” “What’s my motivation?”, and “Do we need this scene?” he decided to go in to literature.
His latest book is the thriller/espionage/conspiracy/historical novel, When the Sky Falls.

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MY THOUGHTS
This book is definitely not for the squeamish. It grabs your attention and as you read you feel the darkness and a bit of evil in the story. If you like things to be all good and iced over, then this book isn't for you. The story is fast paced and the suspense, intrigue and darkness builds as the pages are turned. The author doesn't mince words. He takes the reader right to the terrifying core of the story. It's hard to distinguish who is good and who isn't. The story shows how the mass media can get people to believe almost anything. Inside everyone is that dark hole that usually stays hidden. But that darkness can come out and it's hard to say what or when that will happen. But as we all know, every action has a re-action. The author gives the reader a variety of characters and you become involved with some of them. There are quite a few and I had a bit of trouble keeping up with who was who and who was doing what. Maybe a few less characters would have helped me.

There are times when you may want to turn ahead in the book. There are some scenes that are very hard to read, such as torturing, but they fit in with the story. That is life. I found the chapter introductions to be interesting. The author puts these scenes forth in a matter of face, straight out fashion. I did find a bit of humor in the place where Jones was having his eyebrows shortened. I'm not sure why, but I found that amusing. I found that I had to go back and re-read a few places. The plot is complicated and it takes some thought. It's hard to put this in a specific genre for me. It's a bit spy, thriller, and a possibility of what the future holds. We're talking about an event known as Sky Fall. It's about changing humans through chemistry. This is possible, isn't it?

The question to be answered is, who will be the last man standing? He will have control over whether or not the sky falls. If it does, what will happen? What will the world become? A complete start over from basically nothing? Perhaps but then anything is possible. Isn't it? It's a matter of believing and that lies in the eyes or the mind of the beholder.

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

I would give this book 4 STARS.

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Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape

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Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club

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Book Review at Readaholic

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Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC.

Wednesday, July 19

Book Featured at My Bookish Pleasures

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Character Interview at Pimp That Character

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Monday, July 24

Book Featured at CBY Book Club

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Tuesday, July 25

Interview at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

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Book Review at Carol’s Notebook

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TANGLED UP IN TINSEL

TANGLED UP IN TINSEL
A Sunshine Creek Vineyard Novel
by
Candis Terry
  • Number: B01N6IHGMW
  • Release: September 26, 2017
  • Author: Candis Terry
  • Availability: E-Book
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Avon Books
Tangled Up in Tinsel
Meet the Kincade brothers: they’ll go to any lengths to protect their legacy— but what happens when love gets in the way...? As if the holidays weren’t stressful enough, Parker Kincade has a restaurant to open. The fact that his Groomzilla brother wants the place for his perfect Christmas wedding doesn’t help. Then there’s the stunning woman who appoints herself his new chef before he’s ready to hire one. But one look at Gabriella Montani has Parker reassessing needs vs. wants. And that’s before he tastes what she has to offer… Gabriella doesn’t need to get tangled up with a sexy man. What she needs is a job and a chance to prove herself. A place in Parker’s kitchen could give her the opportunity she’s been waiting for. The heat between them is sizzling, but a place in his bed could be downright dangerous. Neither Christmas nor men have ever lived up to her expectations, but Parker has soulmate written all over him. Should Gabi let herself be swept up in his holiday magic, or will it disappear before Christmas Day? (from Night Owl Reviews)
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Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to scooping up road apples left by her daughter’s rodeo queening horse to working as a graphic designer. Only one thing has remained constant: Candis’ passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after. Though her stories are set in small towns, Candis’ wish is to give each of her characters a great big memorable love story rich with quirky characters, tons of fun, and a happy ending. For more, please visit www.candisterry.com.

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MY THOUGHTS
Legacy, number one priority for the Kincade brothers.  There isn't anything that they won't do to protect it. At least that's what they thought.  But what about LOVE?
 A new restaurant right at the Christmas season, Parker Kincade seems to be meeting himself coming and going.   What makes this more hectic is his brother is getting married at the restaurant right during the Christmas season.  Parker has a full plate and it isn't full of food.   Now a girl, good on the eyes is trying to become his new chef.  Parker doesn't feel he needs a chef right now but........ he slowly breaks down and they meet.  They not only meet but they send sparks flying.
Now Gabriella is looking for a job as a chef but when she meets Parker, well she gets a little desert.  This is a  fun read with a steamy romance in the making. The characters are fun and you feel like you know them and want to know them better.   Those Kincade men, well they'll wow you off your feet. As you get to know the characters you feel like they're your friends.  They made you smile, laugh, the romance touched your heart and you can relax while reading a good book.  These are characters that you won't forget for some time.  When you read that last page, the author leaves you wanting more.  Whenever I finish a book and want more, that tells me it's a good book.  If you love hunky men, good romance, a laugh here and there and a warmth to your heart, then join the Kincade boys and see what they are doing now.

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

I would give this book 5 STARS.
 

July 17, 2017

THE COVER STORY Blog Tour


The Cover Story (A Branigan Powers mystery)
 THE COVER STORY: A Branigan Powers Mystery
by
Deb Richardson-Moore

A bizarre hit and run brings Branigan Powers back to the crime solving beat.A fatal crash involving two college students heading home for the holidays seems like an unfortunate accident. But when the surviving girl wakens, she tells a curious story of the vehicle that forced them off the road - an old fashioned 1950's style hearse. Reporter Branigan Powers delves into the mystery that takes her to the  college campus and leads her into  dangerous fraternity and sorority pledge parties.Reunited with the homeless Malachi Martin, who is so adept at seeing what isn't instead of what is, Branigan must uncover what is really going on at the college.




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 MY THOUGHTS
This author brings us the two sides of the tracks, so to speak.  The homeless and then we have the rich with all their society ways.   This author puts the reader's mind to work and will find a place in your heart, as well. There's no time for closing the book and taking a break.  It is like a finely woven web with all the turns and angles.   The main character the author gives us is a determined, strong, caring and out  for justice.  
The author surprises you with the turn from the accident to the college campus where frats and their parties can be dangerous if not deadly.   We then are taken from the frat houses to a homeless man.  What does Malachi Martin have to do with this accident?   Malachi has a sense, a sense of seeing what isn't there, not what is.  Most characters see what is in front of them but this author gives us a character who sees what isn't there.  Quite a change. 
People are in danger.  Will Branigan be able to figure out what is really happening, what the frats have to do with it?   Will she listen to Malachi and his different way of looking at things? The story ran at a good pace and kept the reader's interest from the moment the girl woke up at the accident.   When I heard an antique hearse caused the accident, my interest peaked.  Will yours?

I was given a copy of this book from the author and Kregel Blog Tours and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book  4 STARS. 

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