Some of My Auto-Buy Authors

Tuesday, July 16, 2019



Welcome to the third week of July's Top Ten Tuesday. Can you believe it's the third week of July? YIKES! And Christmas is just five months away. That's a huge YIKES for me with six kids and twelve grandkids I need to start shopping now! And speaking of shopping today's topic is who are my ten auto buy authors.



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These are just a small sampling of the author's I auto buy. Who are your auto-buy authors? Do we share any of the same ones? Let me know in the comments.








Cover Reveal - A Match for Emma by Pepper D. Basham

Friday, July 12, 2019


 

It's always fun to be apart of a cover reveal and today I am excited to be apart of the cover reveal crew for Pepper Basham's upcoming release A Match For Emma. It is book three in the Mitchell Crossing's series. It is a friend-to-lovers romance, which is one of my favorites since that is my love story.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Emma Mitchell may enjoy sprinkling romance into the lives of others, but her own plans involve a single first-class ticket to culinary school in Europe.  
When her best friend, Jon Noble, suddenly moves back to Ransom, Emma’s fairly certain her life can’t get any better…until her matchmaking schemes nosedive, her culinary future falls flat, and a life-long friendship begins to teeter on the brink of something unexpected.
With a little inspiration from Jane Austen’s classic and a touch of Blue Ridge charm, will Jon and Emma discover that what they need the most may be the last thing they’re trying to find?





ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes historical and contemporary romance novels with grace, humor, and culture clashes. She’s a Blue Ridge Mountain native and an anglophile who enjoys combining her two loves to create memorable stories of hope. You can connect with Pepper over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley, her website, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter.







Favorite Characters From My Childhood

Tuesday, July 9, 2019



Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! I had my post all written about villain characters and then I realized a few of them would give away plot in some new releases so I scrapped them and am starting over. Figuring out my top ten favorite childhood character's was a lot easier, too!






ONE - Ramona Quimby from Ramona the Pest by Beverly Clearly. She was my buddy!










TWO - Fern from Charlotte's Web. I lived in the suburbs and I loved it when we went out to our friend's farm in the country. I envied Fern.










THREE - How could you not love Stuart Little? He was this fun little mouse that just got himself into all kinds of trouble!








FOUR - Ralph, I believed was Stuart's cousin because he got himself into just as much trouble!
















FIVE - Laura Ingalls from Little House on the Prairie. I just wanted her to punch Nellie in the nose for being so mean to her. She was really the true all American girl!















SIX - I remember reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at night under the covers with a flashlight. Aslan was courageous, brave, and would do anything for anyone. It took me awhile for my childhood brain to figure out who he mirrored. But once I did God had me lock, stock and barrel!















SEVEN - I read A Wrinkle in Time shortly after The Chronicles of Narnia and Meg quickly became a favored character.















EIGHT - I think every coming of age girl in the 70's read this book. I loved Margaret and could relate to the story.

















NINE - Ann with an E was sassy, snarky, smart, and a bookworm.











TEN - My first ugly cry book. Billy, Dan and Little Ann are characters that made a huge impression on me as a young 5th grader in Colorado.














What are your favorite character's from your childhood? Do we share some of the same one's? Let me know in the comments.






Memorable Monday # 2 - Featuring The Memoir of Johnny Devine

Monday, July 8, 2019


I'm once again joining my friend Becca of The Becca Files  for Memorable Monday. This week I'm featuring The Memoir of Johnny Devine by Camille Eide.



A historical romance with a Hollywood screen actor twist? Yes, please! I grew up watching old movies with my mom and so this book was like a Hollywood movie come to life. I felt like I was a little girl sitting on our couch in my pajamas watching a movie on a Saturday afternoon, one of my favorite memories.


ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Love can’t rewrite the pages of one’s past, but it can cover a multitude of sins---one page at a time.

A WW2 widow hired to write an exclusive memoir lands on McCarthy’s hit list and must clear her name while trying not to fall in love with the born-again, ex-Hollywood heartthrob whose scandalous past keeps him too busy to notice her. Or does it?

In 1953, desperation forces young war widow Eliza Saunderson to take a job writing the memoir of ex-Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Devine. Rumor has it Johnny can seduce anything in a skirt quicker than he can hail a cab. But now the notorious womanizer claims he’s been born again. Eliza soon finds herself falling for the humble, grace-filled man John has become—a man who shows no sign of returning her feelings. No sign, that is, until she discovers something John never meant for her to see.


When Eliza’s articles on minority oppression land her on McCarthy’s Communist hit list, John and Eliza become entangled in an investigation that threatens both his book and her future. To clear her name, Eliza must solve a family mystery. Plus, she needs to convince John that real love—not the Hollywood illusion—can forgive a sordid past. Just when the hope of love becomes reality, a troubling discovery confirms Eliza’s worst fears. Like the happy fa├žade many Americans cling to, had it all been empty lies? Is there a love she can truly believe in?



NOW IT'S YOUR TURN. . . What book is memorable to you? Tell me in the comments!





All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner - Reviewed

Wednesday, July 3, 2019





About the book:

Title: All Manner of Things
Author: Susie Finkbeiner
Publisher: Revell

When Annie Jacobson's brother Mike enlists as a medic in the Army in 1967, he hands her a piece of paper with the address of their long-estranged father. If anything should happen to him in Vietnam, Mike says, Annie must let their father know.

In Mike's absence, their father returns to face tragedy at home, adding an extra measure of complication to an already tense time. As they work toward healing and pray fervently for Mike's safety overseas, letter by letter the Jacobsons must find a way to pull together as a family, regardless of past hurts. In the tumult of this time, Annie and her family grapple with the tension of holding both hope and grief in the same hand, even as they learn to turn to the One who binds the wounds of the brokenhearted.

Author Susie Finkbeiner invites you into the Jacobson family's home and hearts during a time in which the chaos of the outside world touched their small community in ways they never imagined.

You can purchase a copy HERE!!




About Susie Finkbeiner:

Susie Finkbeiner is a novelist from West Michigan. She is the award winning, bestselling author of The Pearl Spence Series (Kregel).
Her newest novel All Manner of Things will release in June, 2019 with Revell.
She is also the author of My Mother’s Chamomile (WhiteFire, 2014) and Paint Chips (WhiteFire, 2013).
Susie is a wife, mother of three, and avid reader. She enjoys time with her family, coffee dates with her good friends, and quiet moments to read and write.




My Thoughts:

This book is one of those books that will stick with you long, and I mean long after you turn the last page. I finished this book at 1 am this morning and I am still attempting to process all that I've read.

The story is narrated by Annie an 18 year old girl. Her narration reminded me a lot of Scout in To Kill A Mockingbird. The tense and tone were similar and heartfelt. Annie noticed everything and tells us everything. Reading this book was like reading Annie's personal journal. The handwritten letters inserted between chapters gives it that aura.

Families are complicated. War is horrific. We don't seem to talk about the families left behind and the horror they go through wondering, waiting, and being scared out of their minds with every newscast or black vehicle that travels down the street. We also don't like talking about our complicated family, it's something to be afraid of. Ms. Finkbeiner is neither afraid nor embarrassed to cut straight to the heart of both of these issues. Which she does well!

The three Jacobson children, Mike, Annie, and Joel go through things in their young lives that most don't experience in adulthood. And while we see a lot of their life experiences played out before us today we, at least I didn't, think some of those things happened in the sixties. 

There is a hint of romance but this is not a romance by any stretch. It is a story of endurance and withstanding the outside forces. 

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this book. I will tell you to have a box of Kleenex close by because you are going to need it! I am glad my husband was out of town last night because he would've thought something was seriously wrong with all my crying. Please don't let the "crying" deter you from reading it. This is a definite must read!!

Disclaimer: I was gifted a copy of this book by the author. I was not required to write a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.




Storm Rising (The Book Of The Wars #1)

Tuesday, July 2, 2019







About the book:

Title: Storm Rising
Series: Book of Wars #1
Author: Ronie Kendig
Publisher: Bethany House

Once lost to history, the Book of the Wars has resurfaced, and its pages hold ancient secrets and dangers. Former Navy SEAL Leif Metcalfe has been tasked with capturing the ancient text, but a Bulgarian operative snatches it, determined to secure her freedom. When a series of strange storms erupt, they must form an alliance to thwart impending disaster.

Purchase a copy HERE







About Ronie Kendig:

Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author who grew up an Army brat. She married her own hunky hero, who’s an Army veteran. After twenty-plus years of marriage, she and her husband have a full life with four children and a retired military working dog. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of raw, broken characters. Since launching onto the publishing scene, Ronie’s Rapid-Fire Fiction has hit the CBA Bestseller List, won the prestigious Christy Award, the RT Reviewer's Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, IRCA, FamilyFiction’s Readers’ Choice Awards, as well as being named an RT Book of the Year Nominee. Ronie loves people and helping other writers through speaking, workshops, and/or mentoring. 






My Thoughts:

LEIF METCALFE IS BACK!!!!

Ronie Kendig’s latest book Storm Rising (Book of Wars 1) is exactly what the title says, it is a rising storm that will hit you like thunder and lightning. With her military and psychology knowledge Ms. Kendig once again creates a realistic, in this case, SEAL team that is diverse in both personality and ethnicity as well as what they do within the team. 

Within these three-hundred-eighty-six pages is a thriller that will have you hanging on for dear life and unable to put down for fear you will miss something. If you’ve read any of Ms. Kendig’s previous books you know what a ride her books are if not buckle up because you will have the ride of your life.

Besides the military angle, I loved the historical/biblical theme that ran throughout the book. I’ve been a huge fan of Ronie Kendig’s since her book Deadly Reckoning was released in 2009. Her story telling and creativity with military thrillers is one of the best in Christian fiction today. If you have been waiting to read a Ronie Kendig novel here’s your chance. It’s the beginning of a new series so what are you waiting for? 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book via the publisher. I was not required to write a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Cover Reveal . . . Brand of Light by Ronie Kendig

Thursday, June 27, 2019

So excited to help reveal Ronie Kendig's BRAND OF LIGHT, the first book in her space opera trilogy, The Droseran Saga, releasing from Enclave Publishing in December 2019.

Synopsis:

There's a price on her head, and it has everything to do with the brand on her arm.
Tertian Space Command has blessed every planet in the quadrants with high technology, save one: Drosero. But in spite of their tenuous treaty with the ruling clans, TSC has plans for the backward planet. And they're not alone.
After a catastrophic explosion, Kersei Dragoumis awakens in a derelict shuttle, alone, injured, and ignorant of the forbidden technology that has swept her into a nightmare. The brand she's borne since childhood burns mysteriously, but the pain is nothing to that when she learns her family is dead and she is accused of their murders.
Across the quadrants, Marco Dusan responds to the call of a holy order-not to join them, but to seek a bounty. Gifted-or cursed-with abilities that mark him a Kynigos, a tracker sworn to bring interplanetary fugitives to justice, Marco discovers this particular bounty has nothing to do with justice and everything to do with prophecy. One that involves the hunter as much as the hunted.

Doesn't this sound like a cool space adventure? I'm super excited to read it!

This is a LIMITED EDITION hardcover you can't miss! You can pre-order it HERE!!


And check out this cover!!!!



Here's a quote to wet your appetite!!!






 
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