Saturday, November 1, 2014

Becoming Bea Book Review & Giveaway



I have another heartwarming and delightful Amish love story to share with you called Becoming Bea written by Leslie Gould.

Synopsis:
Can Bea and Ben Turn Rivalry Into Romance? 
Beatrice Zook knows God wants her to learn patience toward others. When assisting a family overwhelmed by triplets proves surprisingly successful, her confidence in dealing with others, both young and old, grows. 
One person she’ll never be able to find peace with though is Ben Rupp. They’ve known each other forever, and Ben understands precisely how to antagonize her. What neither she nor Ben will admit is that beneath all their bickering, attraction awaits. When friends decide to try and bring the couple together, will the pair be able to find true love? Or will they damage their relationship beyond repair?
My Review:

I really enjoyed reading this story because it starts out about two people who were very competitive against each other when they were in school and even dated a little while in school but it just didn't work out.

Now, when things might be looking up, especially with her sister and mother going off to another state, Bea wonders if maybe she made the wrong choice to stay behind to see where her heart leads her. She gets some unexpected and unwanted trouble from another man who will do anything to make her look bad.

Don't you just want to slap people like that? Hopefully, his lies and trouble will be seen for what they are and Bea and Ben can get on with their lives and see where things lead.

Happy Reading!

Leslie Gould is back with the latest book, Becoming Bea, in her Shakespeare-inspired series, The Courtships of Lancaster County. Don't miss the other books in the series, Courting Cate (retelling of The Taming of the Shrew), Adoring Addie (inspired by Romeo and Juliet), and Minding Molly (inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

Leslie is celebrating the series with a Kindle giveaway and a Facebook party on November 11th.
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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • One copy each of the entire The Courtships of Lancaster County series: Courting CateAdoring Addie, Minding Molly, and Becoming Bea.
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 11/11. Winner will be announced at Leslie's 11/11 Becoming Bea Facebook author chat party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Leslie and Amish fiction fans, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!

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RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!

Too Loved to be Lost Book Review & Giveaway


 
I have a different kind of book I wanted to share with you called Too Loved to be Lost written by Debora M. Coty.
 
Synopsis:
In Too Loved to Be Lost (Barbour Books, October 2014), you’ll find simple, practical steps for healing, refreshment, and revitalization of spirit, body, and faith. Whether you’re struggling with issues related to trust, depression, patience, relationships, hurts, or hopes. . .this humor-filled volume will deliver a much-needed smile and equip you with simple-to-implement tips for attaining the kind of guidance and belonging you crave—the kind that can only be found in the unconditional love of Papa God.
My Review: '

I wanted to read something different for a change and so I accepted this book to see what others are saying about God and how they interact with him.

Everyone's views will not be the same and that is okay because it's not my place or anyone else's place to force anything on anyone. I do believe that their is a God and Jesus and that if your are willing to take the chance to get to know about them thru the Bible and other books if that is what it takes, like this one, then I say go for it.

In the end, you will discover or confirm what you already knew, that God really does love us all the same and wants us to feel the same way about others. Because simply put, Love is the glue that holds us all together whether we know that or not.

Happy Reading!
 
In our world a woman’s acceptance so often seems contingent on her looks, behavior, or talents. This can lead to fearing loss of acceptance, trying to outperform one another, and a warped view God as a ruthless, judgmental, stern entity just waiting for us to crash and burn. Debora M. Coty's new book, Too Loved to Be Lost: Discovering God’s Intentional, Unconditional, Without-Limits Loveoffers women simple, practical steps for finding healing, security, and revitalization of spirit, body, and faith.

Celebrate being "Too Loved" by entering Debora Coty's HDX giveaway and RSVPing to her Facebook party on November 6th.

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  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle HDX
  • Too Loved to Be Lost by Debora Coty
Enter today by clicking the button below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 6th. Winner will be announced at the Too Loved to Be Lost Facebook author event on 11/6. Join author Debora Coty for a humorous and encouraging evening centered around God's unconditional love. Debora will be hosting a fun chat, giving away prizes, answering your questions, offering an exclusive peek at her next book, and much more!
 
So grab your copy of Too Loved to be Lost and join Debora and friends on the evening of November 6th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)
 
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Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 6th!

Thief of Glory Book Review & Giveaway



I have a really awesome book I wanted to tell you about called Thief of Glory written by Sigmund Brouwer that is a story about what it's like in the 1940's and I think you will love reading it as much as I did.

Synopsis:
A boy coming of age in a time of war…the love that inspires him to survive.

For ten year-old Jeremiah Prins, the life of privilege as the son of a school headmaster in the Dutch East Indies comes crashing to a halt in 1942 after the Japanese Imperialist invasion of the Southeast Pacific. Jeremiah takes on the responsibility of caring for his younger siblings when his father and older stepbrothers are separated from the rest of the family, and he is surprised by what life in the camp reveals about a woman he barely knows—his frail, troubled mother.

Amidst starvation, brutality, sacrifice and generosity, Jeremiah draws on all of his courage and cunning to fill in the gap for his mother. Life in the camps is made more tolerable as Jeremiah’s boyhood infatuation with his close friend Laura deepens into a friendship from which they both draw strength.

When the darkest sides of humanity threaten to overwhelm Jeremiah and Laura, they reach for God’s light and grace, shining through his people. Time and war will test their fortitude and the only thing that will bring them safely to the other side is the most enduring bond of all.
Purchase your copy on Amazon. 

My Review:

You will really love this book! I am always rooting for the underdogs when I read books and this one will bring you joy but before it does, it will break your heart over and over again because of the way of life that Jeremiah and his family have to go through.

When the Japanese surrender, it is too late, as Jeremiah is almost alone. The ones that are left drift apart and soon he loses more people and he himself allows the guilt and shame follow him into making one mistake after another.

Finally, when all seems lost and Jeremiah is on his last leg, he is inspired to do something he should have done long time ago.

I cheered for Jeremiah through the whole book and I know you will too when you read this really soul and gut wrenching tale of a boy who had to grow up too fast and did all he could to save his family.

Happy Reading!

I decided I wanted someone else to read this amazing story and will be giving this paperback copy to one winner. Open in the Continental U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

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Disclaimer: "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

Andromeda's Fall Cover Reveal & Giveaway


 
Andromeda's Fall
by Abigail Owen
 

Designed by: Debbie Taylor (Website)
Series: Shadowcat Nation #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance (18+)
Giveaway: $20 Amazon G.C.

Andromeda Reynolds is being hunted. After witnessing her mother's violent death at the hands of a pack of wolf shifters, Andie has devoted her life to protecting her community of cougar shifters from a similar fate. But now, a greater threat lies within her own pack, and she must run. If she stays, Kyle Carstairs will force their mating, seeking the added political power their union would provide.

Andie would rather chew off her own foot than end up with Kyle. Though, knowing him, she won't live long either way. Andie's only hope of survival is to mate Jaxon Keller, the Alpha of the Keller Dare with which she is seeking asylum. But before she can get to him, Andie must first go through A.J., one of the Alpha's Protectors. What Andie doesn't realize is that A.J. has secrets of his own. All Andie knows is that the incredibly frustrating shifter insists on challenging her story, her skills, her trust…and her heart.


Award-winning author, Abigail Owen was born in Greeley, Colorado and raised in Austin, Texas. She now resides in Northern California with her husband and two adorable children who are the center of her universe. 

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. A fourth generation graduate of Texas A&M University, she attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by obtaining a degree in English Rhetoric/Technical Writing. However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

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It is time for Giving Thanks!

Now is the time when friends and families get together to give thanks for all the wonderful things they've been given throughout the year. We Three Moms (Anderson's Angels, The Joy of Mama Joyner and The More The Merrier), are so very thankful for our families and everything we have, we've joined with over 100 other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another huge giveaway event!
 
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