Monday, October 31, 2011

Lonely Hearts by Amanda Stephan Giveaway Win a Nook ~ Kindle ~ iPod Shuffle

One lonely mother. Two matchmaking kids. Three eligible bachelors, and some very yummy apple pie!

When widow Becky Callis moves to a new town, she thought it would be easier to start over in a place where she's not reminded of her dead husband. Her kids on the other hand, take it as a chance to help their mother start over romantically. The only problem is, there seems to be quite a few eligible bachelors they can choose from! They soon realize it's easier to find someone to like their mother than it is to figure out which man is best for her.

Even though this handsome cowboy is younger than Becky, Scott makes his interest plain and starts courting her almost immediately to the delight of both kids.

Jack and Becky have been friends since childhood. When they're reunited years after their lives have taken very different paths, this lonely preacher begins to wonder if God has brought her back into his life for a reason.

Pearce Morgan is a single parent raising his young daughter after his wife deserts them soon after Emily's birth. Divorced and disillusioned, an unlikely friendship arises between him and Becky when his shy daughter decides she loves Becky and her kids.
True love is harder than it looks!

Lonely Hearts, a story of second chances, choices, and yummy apple pie will be released in October through TreasureLine Publishing. Exclusive Apple Pie recipe included!

Published by TreasureLine Publishing.
TreasureLine titles are available in paperback and e-book formats at and most major online retailers.
Author Bio:

Amanda Stephan is just a normal, everyday country girl. She resides near Columbia, TN with her husband and children, three cats, one dog, and multiple roosters that love to roost under their bedroom windows. She loves to laugh and have a good time, and loves to read a good book.
     Out of love for her family and love for God, she finds writing to be an opportunity to share God's love for others in a fun and entertaining way. Her first novel, The Price of Trust, was published in May of 2010, her second novel, Lonely Hearts, is due for release at the end of October, 2011, and her Slade series was just picked up by TreasureLine Publishing.
      If you were to ask her to share one thing about herself that most people don't know, she'd have so many to choose from that she'd probably hesitate for a moment. Not quite a recluse, she's rather camera shy, doesn't like to be in the spotlight, and absolutely LOVES to have her feet tickled. But she would say her most interesting accomplishment is that she laughs like Scooby Doo. 

Author Interview Questions:

Tell us about your upcoming book.
My new release, Lonely Hearts, is a sweet Christian romance about one lonely mother, two matchmaking kids, and three eligible bachelors. Oh yes. And apple pie!

When Becky Callis moves to a new town, she had no intention of becoming romantically involved. Her children, on the other hand, think she’s been lonely far too long, and decide to take matters into their own hands.
Choices range from handsome cowboy, Scott Boone; local preacher, Jack; or rough around the edges rancher, Pearce Morgan. It doesn’t take long before her children find thatTrue love is harder than it looks!

Have you published anything previously?
Thank you for asking! Yes, Lonely Hearts is my second romance novel. My first, The Price of Trust, was released in May 2010. If any of your readers are interested, they can get a sneak peek here.

When did you know you wanted to write?
To be one hundred percent honest, I’ve just always written. I never thought or even considered writing professionally as it was something I just loved to do. When I finished my first, full length book, The Price of Trust, I was excited and told my husband about it. He asked what I was planning on doing with it, and I said printing it out and hiding it away until our kids were older. He asked me to try to have it published, and the rest is history. Since then, I’ve been hooked!

What made you decide to write romance?
I am an incurable romantic. There’s just something about reading how a couple come together that makes me sigh and dream. But, with that said, I’m not one for edgy or graphic books. I’m super picky about what I read, so if it’s inappropriate for my children to read, it’s not in my house.

Do you keep a writing schedule?
I suppose I’m rather eclectic in that matter. I find my best writing comes when everyone is in bed and I can let my imagination run free.

What do you do when you’re not writing?
I’m either homeschooling our children, sewing, or reading a book to review.

Name your three favorite books.
My three favorite books would have to be Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, and 101 Dalmatians. When I was growing up, I absolutely tore my paperback copy of 101 Dalmatians up.

Name your three favorite authors.
Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, and C.S. Lewis. Just to name a few…

What’s coming up in your writing future?
My Christian romance/suspense series was just picked up by TreasureLine Publishing, so we’re super excited about that! At this point, it’s a three book series, but a fourth is possible.

The first book in the series, Choosing to Love, is about a young woman that is tricked into marrying the wrong man. Book Two continues the saga in – Intent to Harm, and Book Three – Death by Obituary wraps up the story.

How can readers connect with you?
You can find me lurking almost everywhere, but here are the places a frequent the most:

You can usually find Amanda lurking in several online places at once like her
Facebook fan page
her Facebook author page
her website or
or her personal blog

Praise for Lonely Hearts:
Lonely Hearts … tugged at my heart and made me laugh and cry ~ Ursula Gorman, Author of Old Acquaintances
Author Amanda Stephan does it again! She has a wonderful way of weaving faith in the Lord, everyday life, heartache and romance into terrific stories ~ Kelly Hagen, author of Jake & Jesus
Beautifully written story about second chances at love and life. The characters were genuine and seemed real to life. I was captivated at page one of the book, and read it in only one day! I will recommend this book to my friends and family ~ Anastasia @
I LOVED this story. From beginning to end it kept me totally enthralled and wondering how it would all work out. Loaded with zippy dialog and great characters made for a fun and very satisfying tale.  I felt happy, sad, excited, angry, and frustrated. You know a story is good when it has that effect. The theme running though our story is 'things may not always be as they appear'. It's a great reminder that man looks on the outside but God looks on the heart. If you enjoy an easy-to-read, fun and entertaining story with a great message I highly recommend Lonely Hearts.
~ Sherry Kuhn ~ Avid reader and Reviewer

This book will capture your heart and like Becky’s kids, your heart will flip-flop as you embrace one bachelor then the other for Becky. Who will win Becky’s heart and how will the others handle her decision? This book is full of hope, anticipation, optimism, faith, and possibilities. If you have lost a love, this book will restore your faith that the possibility of true love has not withered as a flower in the hot summer sun. Amanda will capture your heart from the first page with this delightful story.
~ Theresa Franklin, author of Journey to Fulfillment

You’ll find yourself nodding with delight at Becky’s courageous reactions, cheering her on and sighing with her during her ups and downs of life. But even in the fresh humor that sprinkles through her experiences, you’ll admire her rare quality to uphold what’s important.  Although romance wasn’t a priority, God’s ways usher Becky to unforeseen encounter with what often is inevitable when you trust in God’s lead, hold on to your convictions and are deliciously surprised in the end. ~ Janet Perez Eckles, author of Amazon #1 bestselling, Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God’s Fiesta, Judson Press, 2011

 Just when I thought I had the story figured out, Ms. Stephan would throw in an unexpected twist, tossing a monkey wrench into her characters’ lives--and a rather large monkey wrench near the end of the story. If you like romance, a touch of sweet humor, and characters who face life head-on, this is the perfect book to curl up with! ~ Karin Kaufman, author of The Witch Tree

I'm having a book launch on November 1st, and I want to share my excitement with you!
What's the best way to get people excited about something? Have a GIVEAWAY, of course!
So in honor of my upcoming release, I'm giving away a Nook, Kindle, & iPod Shuffle to some pretty lucky people.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Review: Beside Still Waters, Big Sky Series # 1 by Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer is an acclaimed and prolific writer, publishing hundreds of articles in national magazines including Today’s Christian Woman and Focus on the Family while authoring more than twenty fiction and nonfiction books combined. Among those are 3:16 Teen Edition with Max Lucado and the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Award winners Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights. She has also written books on marriage and parenting and contributed notes to the Women of Faith Study Bible. Tricia lives with her husband and three children in Montana.

Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by B&H Books (first published March 4th 2011)
ISBN 1433668688 (ISBN13: 9781433668685)

About Book:
Raised among the Amish of Indiana, 18-year-old Marianna Sommer plans to get baptized into the church, marry Aaron Zook, and set up life in the only community she has ever known. But when her older brother chooses the world’s path following his rumschpringe, and a younger sibling begins showing interest in Englisch ways, Marianna’s parents move the family to Montana.

Although she is also in her rumschpringe years and not obligated to move, Marianna makes the journey to dutifully help her mother who is expecting another child. Surprisingly, from strangers on the cross-country train ride to the less rigid stance of the new Montana community, many English influences awaken within Marianna—and even her father—the desire to pursue a deeper kind of joy and love for God.

After an accident, Marianna tells her friend Ben a defining story about the Sommer family, and his response further illumines the active relationship God seeks with His followers. In due time, she learns the move from Indiana was not about losing anything, but finding out who God really is. Despite all the shake-ups, Marianna feels a sweet peace, like still waters, in her soul.

My Thoughts:
This story begins when the Sommer family are on there way home from a church meeting. They are an Amish family traveling by way of horse and buggy. They cross a busy road and are in a terrible accident that will change their lives forever. Two of their little girls are killed in this accident and a baby girl is forced to come into this world under harsh circumstance. Their young son also survives.

Marianne was that baby and she has been trying walk in the shoes of her two sister ever since day of that tragic accident. She thought if she worked hard and played the dutiful daughter it would ease the loss of that day. Her brother feels as if he should not have survived that day and has left the Amish to live among the Englisch.

The family is reminded of the accident everyday by the stares and whispers of the Amish Community. So they decide to relocate to a new Amish community forming in Colorado where they are not labeled by tragic day. Marianne agrees to go with her family leaving behind a fiance and the hope of a new life. She only plans to stay until her family is settled in their new home.

She starts to fall in love with Colorado and God's amazing hand at such beauty. Then she reaches a relationship with God she had never imagined possible. She begins to question whether to stay or go back to her fiance and the life she left behind. Wanting to make sure she does whatever is God's will.

There are so many beautiful other characters in this story that I will let you discover on your own. I feel as if I have said too much already.

I read this book before I read book two, Along Wooded Paths in the series. I am glad I did. I highly recommend them both.

I give this book a rating of 5 out of 5.

I got a copy of this book from the author on NetGalley. I was in no way compensated for this review. This is my own opinion.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Review: Shadows on the Sand (A Seaside Mystery) by Gayle G. Roper

Shadows On The Sand by Gayle Roper (Chapter 1 Excerpt)

ISBN 1601420846 (ISBN13: 9781601420848)

Shadows on the Sand: A Seaside Mystery #5
by Gayle G. Roper

About Book:

She serves him breakfast at her café every morning … but he never seems to notice her.

Carrie Carter’s small café in Seaside, New Jersey, is populated with a motley crew of locals … although Carrie only has eyes for Greg Barnes. He’s recovering from a vicious crime that three years ago took the lives of his wife and children—and from the year he tried to drink his reality away. While her heart does a happy Snoopy dance at the sight of him, he never seems to notice her, to Carrie’s chagrin.

When Carrie’s dishwasher is killed and her young waitress disappears, Greg finds himself drawn into helping Carrie solve the mysteries … and into her life. But when Carrie’s own painful past becomes all to present, her carefully constructed world begins to sink.

Will the fragile relationship she’s built with Greg implode from the weight of the baggage they both carry?

Ecclesiastes 3:1,4
vs.1 There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.
vs.4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

My Thoughts:
Carrie and Lindsey Carter run Carrie's Cafe in Seaside, New Jersey. Carrie and her younger sister Lindsey have come a long way from an unstable childhood of emotional abuse and near physical abuse due to their mother's addictions and neglect. Carrie takes her young sister and runs away from this sad situation in order to find a safe haven. They find this haven in Seaside at the very cafe she now owns. Carrie feels that distance can help her to forgive her mother but we all know that is not enough for God. To me it is like having an open wound that festers because your ignored the fact that it was there.

As time goes by Carrie finds her feelings are growing for one of her customers an ex cop by the name of Greg. He is recovering from the death of his wife and two children. She holds out hope that he will one day notice her interest in him.

Then there is Andi her 16 yr old waitress who seems to have problems of her own after running away from a cult her family has joined. The leader of this cult calls himself, Michael the Archangel and is determined to find her, leaving a trail of dead bodies.

Then there is all kinds of by standers that are texting about everything happening around them in Seaside.

This is a fast moving action packed story you will not want to put the book down. Whenever I was about to close the book something would happen and I had to keep reading.

The Reader's Guide and questions at the end was very thought provoking and helpful!

I most definitely recommend this book.

I rate this book a 4 out of 5.

I received a copy of this book for review by WaterBrook Multnomah/Blogging for Books. I was in no way compensated for this review. This is my honest opinion.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Hurry on over to Reviews by Molly!!

Reviews by Molly: AWESOME AMISH GIVEAWAY***THREE WINNERS!:I'm pleased to participate in this awesome book tour, Amish Country Holiday Book Tour.......and I don't even have to leave the comfort of my own home. How am I participating???? Why hosting an AWESOME giveaway of course!!! That's right. I am proud to announce that I get to giveaway some awesome stuff to 3 lucky winners!

1 winner will receive a bag that features the logo for the Amish Country Holiday Book Tour, 1 TShirt (Adult size S) that features the tour logo, and one SIGNED book from Amy Clipston (Naomi's Gift)

1 winner will receive a bag that features the logo for the Amish Country Holiday Book Tour, 1 TShirt (Adult size L) that features the tour logo, and one SIGNED book from Shelley Shepard Gray (Winter's Awakening)

1 winner will receive a bag that features the logo for the Amish Country Holiday Book Tour, 1 TShirt (Adult size XL) that features the tour logo, and one SIGNED book from Vanetta Chapman (Falling To Pieces), and 1 Amish Christmas Ornament, made from the amazingly talented craftsmen of Wendell August Forge(which by the way, is one amazing place to go to..LOVE it there, where you can go in the back and see the men working on the beautiful pieces).

Monday, October 24, 2011

Colonial Quills: Lemon Tart

This was posted on Colonial Quills 
by Carrie Fancett Pagels 
on Sunday, October 23

Colonial Quills: Lemon Tart(Contributed by Susan Craft)

Take six large lemons, rub them well in salt, put them into salt and water and let them rest 2 days, change them daily in fresh water, 14 days, then cut slices and mince as fine as you can and boil them 2 or 3 hours till tender, then take 6 pippins (apples) pare, quarter and core them, boil in 1 pint fair water till the pippins break, then put the half of the pippins, with all the liquor to the lemon, and add one pound sugar, boil all together one quarter of an hour, put into gallipot (small earthen pot) and squeeze thereto a fresh orange, one spoon of which, with a spoon of the pulp of the pippin, laid into a thin royal paste, laid into small shallow pans or saucers, brushed with melted butter, and some superfine sugar sifted thereon, with a gently baking, will be very good.

N.B. pastry pans, or saucers, must be buttered lightly before the paste is laid on. If glass or China be used, have only a top crust you can garnish with cut paste, like a lemon pudding or serve on a paste.

This recipe is taken from First American Cookbook – A Facsimile of American Cookery, 1796 by Amelia Simmons.

Susan Craft is the author of The Chamomile, a historic, romantic suspense, a SIBA “Okra Pick”
Published by: Ingalls Publishing Group
Date: November 2011

Susan Craft is also the author of three books: A Perfect Tempest, The Chamomile, as well as Laurel, the sequel to the Chamomile, which will be published November 2012 books. Her website is

I won a copy of The Chamomile on Colonial Quills.  Thanks!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


I recieved this book for review from by Tyndale Publishing. I have been reading the daily devotionals this past week and it is such a blessing. I was also surprised at how beautiful the cover is. The lower section of the cover is just a card for advertising and comes off. The book cover itself looks like tooled leather. This daily devotional book would make a beautiful gift for someone.

I will be adding a review in a couple of weeks.

Abundant Life Daybook

God has come to you, to bless you.

In the first chapter of the Bible, we read that God created Adam and Eve and “blessed them.” And the rest of Bible is the story of God blessing his people through Christ. Over 365 days these gospel-rich daily readings will take you through the Bible, inviting you to savor the abundant goodness God intends for you to experience and enjoy. Each day you’ll be reminded of yet another way God has loved you and will still be loving you into eternity.

Have you ever wondered why we say “God bless you” to people
when they sneeze? There was a time when sneezing was a symptom of the deathly plague. And because getting the plague was considered a sign of God’s displeasure, saying, “God bless you” when someone sneezed was offering a prayer that the person would receive the blessing of God—ongoing life—rather than dying from
the plague. To be blessed is to have life—abundant, overflowing life.

In the best-known blessing from the Bible , we read that the Lord
instructed Moses to tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of
Israel with this special blessing:

May the LORD bless you
and protect you. May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you. May the LORD show you his favor and give you his peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)

God wanted his people to enjoy the assurance of his intention
to bless them. From this special blessing we learn that to be blessed
is to see the smile of God over our lives rather than to live under
his frown. It is to experience his ongoing grace rather than expect
his condemnation. It is to enjoy God’s favor rather than endure his
rejection. It is to be at peace with him rather than being his enemy.
Experiencing God’s blessing is not merely getting good things
from God. The essence of blessing is God himself. When we begin
to see how much God has given to us in Christ, and how much
he is worth, we realize that all of the things we were hoping to get
from God—good health, loving relationships, protection from
harm, material provision—are only temporary, tangible reminders
of all we have in Christ. As blessed people we can say along with
the psalmist:

I desire you more than anything on earth.
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. (Psalm 73:25-26)

As we begin this journey together over the next year, there are
two important things you must know. First, while I’ve taken great
liberty in writing these blessings as if they are God speaking to you,
the only aspect of each day’s blessing that has the authority of God
is the Word of God quoted at the top of each page. Writing as if it
is God who is speaking is only a device employed for the purpose of
helping you hear him speak his blessing personally to you. My hope
is that it will serve to make the Scripture come alive and become
even more precious to you. I have sought to be faithful to God’s
Word in expounding on it and applying it using this literary device,
and have done so with a sense of holy fear, prayerfully seeking to be
one “who correctly explains the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
Second, you need to know that the Bible makes it clear that while
God offers his goodness to all who will embrace Christ by faith, he
does not force his blessing on those who do not desire him. But if
you want him, he will freely give himself to you. You do not have
to earn God’s blessing (in fact, you can’t earn it!). You do not have
to deserve God’s blessing (in fact, no one deserves it!). You cannot
twist God’s arm or wrestle his blessing from his reluctant grasp using the right technique or the right prayer. This life with God is not
about what he wants you to do for him, but what he has done for
you through Christ.

If you have lingered away from God, fearing what he will demand of you, unsure of all it will mean for you, you need not stay
away any longer. If you have settled for trying to be a good person
or a spiritual person, you can become a completely new person.
You can turn to Christ and take hold of him by faith. Tell him that
you want to belong to him, to know him and be known by him,
to be changed by him. He “is being patient for your sake. He does
not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent” (2
Peter 3:9) Then you’ll be able to celebrate that “he has enabled you
to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the
light ” (Colossians 1:12).

That is what this book is about—the blessing and inheritance
that belong to God’s people. I invite you to celebrate that blessing
and revel in that inheritance. I invite you to drench your soul in
this steady stream of God’s blessing given to you freely and fully in
Christ. I hope that you’ll open this book day after day along with
God’s Word, and that you’ll open your life to all that God has given
to us in Christ, confident that because “he did not spare even his
own Son but gave him up for us all, [he will] also give us everything
else” (Romans 8:32).

Nancy Guthrie

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Samantha Jillian Bayarr -New Book - Wanted Dead or Alive

Wanted: Dead or Alive, Christian Romance, (Women of Faith Fiction), Historical, Contemporary
by Samantha Jillian Bayarr

Published October 20th 2011 by Livingston Hall Publishers
ISBN 0013289896 (ISBN13: 2940013289895)

Logan Fisher arrives in Tombstone, Arizona in the spring of 1885, to bury his estranged father after he was gunned down during a robbery of the Wells Fargo stage. An experienced bounty hunter, Logan is determined to join the posse that will help bring the outlaws responsible to justice.

Daisy Mae Pinkerton is the beautiful school teacher and the preacher's daughter, who turns Logan's head and reminds him of his faith-inspired upbringing, hoping it will melt the ice that's formed over his heart and convince him to give up his gun-slinging ways.

Purchase price $2.99

Where to Buy:

I purchased my ebook copy from Barnes & Noble for $2.99.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Review for Booksneeze: When God Whispers Your Name by Max Lucado

born San Angelo, Texas, USA
genre Religion and Spirituality

About author:
Max Lucado has touched millions with his signature storytelling writing style. Awards and accolades follow Max with each book he writes. Max is the first author to win the Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year three times—1999 for Just Like Jesus, 1997 for In the Grip of Grace and 1995 for When God Whispers Your Name. In 2005, Reader’s Digest dubbed him “America’s Best Preacher.” In addition, he has been an ECPA Gold Medallion finalist with more titles than any other author in the industry.

In 1994, he became the only author to have 11 of his twelve books in print simultaneously appear on paperback, hardcover and children's CBA bestseller lists. Lucado set a new industry record by concurrently placing nine different Word Publishing titles on the CBA Hardcover Bestseller List in both March and April 1997. Max Lucado is a fixture on the national bestseller lists – a Max Lucado title has appeared on the CBA hardcover bestseller list every month for the past dozen years. He has appeared on the Publishers Weekly, USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists. He has won eight ECPA Gold Medallion awards.

In addition to his nonfiction books, Lucado has authored several award-winning children's titles including, Just In Case You Ever Wonder, The Crippled Lamb, Alabaster's Song and the award-winning You Are Special. Max is also the author of Hermie: A Common Caterpillar, and the Max Lucado’s Hermie and Friends collection of books and DVD’s are quickly becoming a fixture on bestseller lists. He also served as the general editor for the best-selling Lucado Study Bible and God's Inspirational Promise Book.

In the Fall of 2006, he released Facing Your Giants, followed by Every Day Deserves a Chance in April of the 2007.

For over twenty years, Max has served as the Senior Pastor of the Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. But he says his greatest accomplishment is finding a one-in-a-million wife in Denalyn and having three unbelievable daughters: Jenna, Andrea, and Sara.

I love to read Max Lucado inspirational/devotional books. They help me make my way through the day along with my scripture reading. When I read this it is as if I could feel God as I meditate on what I have read. I don't know of any book that Max Lucado has written that did not seem to be inspired by God. I wanted to take a chapter from this book and share it with my blog readers. But instead you need to get a copy of this book for yourself. We sometimes need someone else to help us get inspired and Max Lucado is just the author to do that.

I would recommend my friends to read this book.

I received a free copy of this book for review by Booksneeze. This review is my honest opinion and was in no way compensated for said opinion.
I review for BookSneeze®

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Facebook Party Today - Reclaiming Lily by Patti Lacy - Kindle Touch Giveaway

Winner to be Announced on Facebook Today
click on image below and you will be escorted to the Party
Enter 10/5-10/19. Winner announced at Patti's Facebook Party on 10/20!
Reclaiming Lily KindleTouch Giveaway


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Legacy of a Writer: Interview & Giveaway - K. Dawn Byrd

Legacy of a Writer: Interview & Giveaway - K. Dawn Byrd: Alrighty, I'm here with another interview and giveaway for you! Please help me welcome this talented author, K. Dawn Byrd, to my blog today!...


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

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My Answer:
What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Peace at the Edge of Uncertainty
by Neil Hanson,

I started this reading daily devotional today.
Abundant Life Day Book by Nancy Gutherie
365 Blessings to Begin Your Day

What did you recently finish reading?
Read enough of Max Lucado's When god Whispers Your Name
to write my review. I will continue reading this book as a daily devotional.


Today I finished reading The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley.  I will truly miss the character in this book.  This was an amazing adventure.

What do you think you’ll read next?  
Next I will be reading Shadows on the Sand
 (A Seaside Mystery) by Gayle Roper

I will also plan on  reading
 Between by Cyndi Teft

I plan to read Deadly Disclosure 
(Dinah Harris Mystery) by Julie Cave