Saturday, December 17, 2016

Cott Blog Alliace



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It's common knowledge that authors find their muse in many different places, but one author found her muse while teaching Sunday school.

Author Barbara M. Britton recently was featured on the Books of the Month TV program. Today we host the episode, now available online, on demand, courtesy of Preach the Word Worldwide TV Network. Learn how teaching Sunday school to children helped to spur Barbara's story ideas for her now-popular Biblical fiction series "Tribes of Israel."




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Sunday, December 11, 2016

October November Clash Champion!

 Congratulations to Kara Isaac, with 

 Can't Help Falling


 29430781 

 
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 A funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a wardrobe, and a mysterious tea cup bring two C.S. Lewis fans together in a snowy and picturesque Oxford, England.



 Emelia Mason has spent her career finding the dirt on the rich and famous. But deep down past this fearless tabloid-reporter façade, there’s a nerdy Narnia-obsessed girl who still can’t resist climbing into wardrobes to check for the magical land on the other side. When a story she writes produces tragic results, she flees to Oxford, England—home to C.S. Lewis—to try and make amends for the damage she has caused.

 Peter Carlisle was on his way to become one of Great Britain’s best rowers—until he injured his shoulder and lost his chance at glory. He’s determined to fight his way back to the top even if it means risking permanent disability to do so. It’s the only way he can find his way past failing the one person who never stopped believing in his Olympic dream.

 When Peter and Emelia cross paths on her first night in Oxford, the attraction is instant and they find common ground in their shared love of Narnia. But can the lessons from a fantasyland be enough to hold them together when secrets of the real world threaten to tear them apart? Cobblestone streets, an aristocratic estate, and an antique shop with curious a wardrobe bring the world of Narnia to life in Kara Isaac’s inspiring and romantic story about second chances.

 What Voters Had to Say:


 These authors are all a blessing! Please keep writing...You encourage us all!


 The cover alone makes me want to read the book, which sounds like a wonderful read. :)


 Loved Can't Help Falling. More please! :)


 Keep writing, Kara! Love your books!


 Kara Isaac, I have just discovered your books and love them. Keep it up! 


 I loved Kara Isaac's first book, Close to You, so am really looking forward to reading Can't Help Falling. I enjoy her style of writing. I recommended Close to You to my book club, so hopefully we'll be reading and discussing it sometime in 2017.



 I have read, and enjoyed, Can't Help Falling. As far as the covers, I have to vote for this one because what little you see of the guy's face, it looks like my son!!


 I won Kara Isaac's Can't Help Falling on a Facebook giveaway and was wonderfully surprised at how much I loved this book! The cover is amazing and it really catches the eye!


 Kara has a zany unique writing style that combines substance with heartfelt laughter



 I'm not familiar with some of these authors but really like some of them!  Keep up the good work!


 Kara Isaac, you have such a gift bringing comedy, romance, and meaning to your stories. I love them!!


 Wish I could have picked two books here, because Can't Help Falling caught me just by the description. I'll be looking for this one!
 

 About the Author:

 

 Kara Isaac

 Kara Isaac lives in Wellington, New Zealand. When she's not working her day job as a public servant, chasing around a ninja preschooler and his feisty toddler sister, she spends her time writing horribly bad first drafts and wishing you could get Double Stuf Oreos in New Zealand. Her debut romantic comedy, Close To You, released April 2016. Her sophomore novel, Can't Help Falling, releases in October 2016 and is an RT Reviews Top Pick. She loves to connect with readers on GoodReads, Twitter, Facebook and through her website.










Mattie's Pledge, Journey to Pleasant Prairie, Bk 2, by Jan Drexler

About Book

When she feels the pull of both home and the horizon, which will she choose?

Mattie Schrock is no stranger to uprooting her life. Even as her father relocated her family from one Amish community to the next, she always managed to find a footing in their new homes. Now as the Schrock family plans to move west from Somerset County to a fledgling Amish settlement in Indiana, she looks forward to connecting with old friends who will be joining them from another Pennsylvania community--friends like Jacob Yoder, who has always held a special place in her heart.

Since Mattie last saw Jacob, they've both grown into different people with different dreams. Jacob yearns to settle down, but Mattie can't help but dream of what may lie over the western horizon. When a handsome Englisher tempts her to leave the Amish behind to search for adventure in the West, will her pledge to Jacob be the anchor that holds her secure?

Tender, poignant, and gentle, Mattie's Pledge offers you a glimpse into Amish life in the 1840s--and into the yearning heart of a character you'll not soon forget.


ISBN 9780800726577
Publisher: Revell Publishers
Journey to Pleasant Prairie Series
Pub. Date: Sep 2016
pages 384



About Author
Jan Drexler brings a unique understanding of Amish traditions and beliefs to her writing. Her ancestors were among the first Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren immigrants to Pennsylvania in the 1700s, and their experiences are the basis for her stories. Jan lives in South Dakota with her husband of thirty-four years and their two active dogs. She is the author of several novels, including Hannah's Choice.

Goodreads Author Page


My Thoughts

Mattie Schrock is always ready to move further westward to see the image she has created in her head as the her perfect destiny. Her father is moving the family to Indiana to meetup with other families with the desire to maintain their Amish faith.  They will be with friends like Mattie's dearest friend from her youth Jacob Yoder.

After joining Mattie's family and friends Jacob wishes more for him and Mattie which leads to a pledge she makes to not leave her family and Jacob.  But the pull is so strong to leave, especially after meeting a handsome sweet talking Englisher. 

Can Mattie keep her pledge?

I found Mattie to be very naïve of man.  In her case she needed to step back and look at the full picture but she was blinded by scenery. 

Thanks goodness for Godly men and their built in protectiveness of their family and friends.  God is the main character for these young people he knows the path they are to follow but Mattie was not always listening or chose to ignore HIM.

The story was not without hardship or adventure on their trek westward.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from Revell/Netgalley for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review it is my own opinion.




Saturday, December 10, 2016

My Enemy My Heart by Laurie Alice Eakes

About Book

The sea has always been Deirdre MacKenzie’s home, and the crew of her father’s Baltimore clipper is the only family she loves. She’s happier wearing breeches and climbing the rigging of the Maid of Alexandria than donning a dress and learning to curtsey. But, when the War of 1812 erupts, the ship is captured by a British privateer . With her father, the captain, dead, Deirdre sees her crew herded into the hold as prisoners-of-war. Their fate is the notorious Dartmoor prison in England. Her fate as a noncombatant prisoner is uncertain, but the one thing she knows—she must find a way to free her crew.

Kieran Ashford has caused his family one too many scandals. On his way to exile in America, he is waylaid by the declaration of war and a chance to turn privateer and make his own fortune. But he regrets his actions as soon as the rich prize is secured. Kieran figures his best chance at redeeming himself in the eyes of his family is to offer Deidre the protection of his name in marriage. He has no idea that secrets from his parents’ past and Deirdre’s determination to free her crew are on a disastrous collision course.

Love and loyalty clash, as Kieran begins to win Deirdre’s heart despite her plot to betray him and his family. While Kieran works to mend the relationship with his family, he begins to love his bride in spite of what lies between them.

Available in Paperback, Ebook, and Audible CD at Amazon.com and Digital Download at Audible.com.

Publisher: Waterfall Press
Published: November 15, 2016
ISBN-10:
1503937631
ISBN-13:
978-1503937635

About Laurie Alice Eakes

“Eakes has a charming way of making her novels come to life without being over the top,” writes Romantic times of bestselling, award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes. Since she lay in bed as a child telling herself stories, she has fulfilled her dream of becoming a published author, with a degree in English and French from Asbury University and a master’s degree in writing fiction from Seton Hill University contributing to her career path. Now she has nearly two dozen books in print.

After enough moves in the past five years to make U-Haul’s stock rise, she now lives in Houston, Texas, where she and her husband are exploring their new neighborhood. Although they haven’t been blessed with children—yet--they have sundry lovable dogs and cats. If the carpet is relatively free of animal fur, then she is either frustrated with the current manuscript, or brainstorming another, the only two times she genuinely enjoys housework.

Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaurieAEakes
Read excerpts from her books at: http://www.lauriealiceeakes.com
Website: http://lauriealiceeakes.com/ 


My Thoughts


Deirdre MacKenzie may be a female but she prefers life in the rigging and sails of her father's Baltimore Clipper.  Her love is the sea and at times she can be as unpredictable as the very seas she sails.  Her father can no more tame Deidre than he can the roaring of the sea.  The crew admires her tenacity and would give their very lives to protect her.  Even though she disguises herself as a young boy not all are fooled by the disguise.

Kieran Ashford is not on good terms with his father and decides to purchase a ship when the War of  1812 explodes his world. Instead of going to America he becomes a British privateer.  The first ship he comes upon is none other than the Baltimore clipper, which he takes over without a fight but the Captain succumbed to a natural death before Kieran and his men even boarded the clipper.  He will have to take his prisoners to Dartmoor prison in England.  There does seem to be a problem when he comes upon a sailor that is most definitely not a man but a beautiful young woman and the daughter of the deceased captain.  He can not risk damaging her reputation so he must take steps to make sure she is protected, especially from his so called dark past.

I have not read a swashbuckler in a long time.  This was fun, full of adventure, romance,deception and much more.  I love Deirdre's character so high spirited and undoubtable tom boyish to the highest degree.  She does not want to trust herself or Kieran if it means turning her back on her crew, they are her family first and foremost. You would think Kieran would be a scoundrel but in this story Deidre seems to hold that title very well. 

Makes me want to go sailing on a schooner but I will skip the pirates. 

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Waterfall Press/NetGalley for an honest review.
I was in no way compensated for this review it is my own opinion.




Friday, December 9, 2016

Christmas At Dove Creek by Scarlett Dunn

https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Dove-Creek-Scarlett-Dunn/dp/1420142232/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478976103&sr=8-1&keywords=9781420142235

About Book

With snow on the prairie and the stars heralding new hope, it’s the season for the lost to find their way home–and love to unite solitary hearts…

She rides like an angel and she’s a crack shot. And Lily Starr is determined to shepherd a helpless group of outcasts from Missouri to Wyoming by Christmas–including a pregnant woman whose blessed event is drawing near. So encountering handsome Thorpe Turlow along the dangerous trail is a welcome unexpected gift, for he’s as formidable as he is reserved. Besides, understanding this gentle, secretly wounded man is another challenge Lily isn’t about to resist…

After the heartbreak he’s found, Thorpe just wants to retreat to his peaceful Dove Creek ranch. But he’s never met anyone as resourceful and straightforward as Lily. Somehow, she’s reigniting his faith and giving him the courage to trust again. And if they survive the arduous trip ahead, he’ll do whatever it takes to give her a lifetime of joy and love…

ISBN: 9781420142235
Publish Date: 10/25/2016
  by Zebra Publishers




About Author



SCARLETT DUNN is an author of historical inspirational romance novels. She has always loved the history of the American West, and the men and women brave enough to accept the challenge to venture to the untamed territories. Once Scarlett ended her entrepreneurial pursuits, she decided it was time to write the stories she always knew she would write. Her interest in history led her to write novels set in the old west.

Her novels feature regular people with flaws, but they also have the strength to face the challenges of the time, and come out stronger. It is important to her for her characters to have imperfections, like all people, and they make many mistakes along the way. As she writes, she is always reminded of her favorite biblical character: King David. He was a man with many, many flaws, yet he was described as a man after God’s own heart. Like King David, Scarlett’s heroes have good hearts with a desire to do what is right, but sometimes do the wrong thing as they are trying to figure out this thing called life. In the end, they are better men, and have won the hearts of the right women.

Scarlett lives in Kentucky, the bluegrass land of beautiful horses. An avid animal lover, she is surrounded by various four-legged creatures



My Thoughts

Thorpe Turlow is headed on a long ride back to his Ranch in Wyoming.  His luck is about to run out when he is rescued from a confrontation with a group of Indians on his tail.  He finds himself in the camp of several women and one lone man. This rag tag group is traveling from Missouri to Wyoming praying to arrive by Christmas.  Thorpe decides to joined the group due to the fact that the journey is dangerous and he can not see how their leader, crack shot Lily Starr thinks she can be their sole protector.

The journey brings additional oddballs to their group such as an outlaw wanted for murder and the Sheriff whom arrested the said outlaw.  This makes Thorpe and Lily uneasy having the outlaw travel with them.  One of the women is pregnant and due to deliver in December this is why they must be at the end of the journey before the baby comes.

Lily and Thorpe can not deny the spark growing between them.  But they can not give in to that spark due to both of their lack of trust in the opposite sex.   They keep hitting a wall in their trek to Wyoming.  They knew from the beginning it would be hard but not as hard as what they have had to face. there for no time for sparkin.

Will they make it to Wyoming unscathed?  Is there a rainbow at the end of their trail?  The good Lord only knows.  He will lead and protect them if they trust and believe in Him.

Lily is one tough little lady. Maybe she can find someone to care for her instead of her feeling like she is the only one that can get the job done.  Trust!

You will not want to put this book down. It is  fast, furious, full of adventure and danger at every turn of the page.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free digital copy of this book from Kensington/Zebra Books via NetGalley for an honest review.  I was in no way compensated for this review it is my honest opinion. 








Thursday, December 1, 2016

Clash of the Titles Oct-Nov 2016


It's the end of our CLASH year, and we've lined up some awesome holiday reading (and gift ideas!) for this month's Clash of the Titles.

Vote for your Ideal curl up in front of a fire read!


Scroll through these releases and cast your vote for your perfect idea of a next read.
It's a tough choice, but it's up to you to determine our Clash Champion!


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Risking Love
Brenda S. Anderson

A play-it-safe bank employee falls for a down-on-his-luck, risk-taking widower.Can she risk loving a man whose home she may have to take away?

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An Unexpected Role
Leslea Wahl

Josie's island getaway becomes the summer of her dreams as friendships grow,romance blossoms and a series of thefts surround her with excitement. But asshe sets out to solve the mystery she has become entangled in, she not onlyrealizes the importance of relying on her faith but along the way alsodiscovers her true self.

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Forest Child
Heather Day Gilbert

Historically based on the Icelandic Sagas, Forest Child brings the memorable,conflicted persona of Freydis Eiriksdottir to life and is Book Two in thebestselling Vikings of the New World Saga.


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Can't Help Falling
Kara Isaac

A funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a wardrobe, and amysterious tea cup bring two C.S. Lewis fans together in a snowy andpicturesque Oxford, England.


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The Cautious Maiden
Dawn Crandall

In an effort to salvage her good name, Violet is forced into an engagement witha taciturn acquaintance; Vance Everstone. With danger stalking her and a newfiance who hides both his emotion and his past, Violet must decide who to trustand who to leave behind. 


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The Thorn Healer
Pepper D. Basham

A wounded nurse battles resentment against a German prisoner as the two work together to save an Appalachian town from deception and disease in the wake of World War 1.


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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Castles In The Clouds, Flowers of Eden series, Book 2 by Myra Johnson

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1632530023/ref=x_gr_w_glide_bb?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_glide_bb-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1632530023&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2

ABOUT BOOK

The first book in the Flowers of Eden series introduced readers to Bryony Linwood, an orphan trying desperately to provide for her sisters in the shadow of the Great Depression. In Castles in the Clouds, we meet one of those sisters—Larkspur Linwood, a young woman who has a passion for teaching but yearns for something more than life as a small-town Arkansas schoolmarm.

Young and impressionable, Lark mistakes a college professor's interest for romantic love. When he offers her the chance to join his efforts to start a school in Kenya, she pictures herself bringing the light of knowledge to hundreds of African children eager to learn. But the menial tasks she's assigned at the school aren't so different from life on the farm where she grew up. Worse, her fragile heart is broken when she realizes her feelings for the charismatic professor are not returned. Miserable and deflated, she gives up and returns home.

Enter Professor Anson Schafer, whom she met briefly in Kenya. Partially blinded from an eye infection he contracted there, Professor Schafer cannot return to Africa. He has come to Lark's school to recruit teachers like her for a more modest venture—the founding of schools and relief efforts here in the U.S. for those struggling through the Depression.

Still stinging from her experience in Kenya, Lark is reluctant to risk leaving her familiar surroundings, but she knows how great the need has become, and—although this isn't the exciting life she'd envisioned—she finally agrees. As they work side by side, Lark begins to realize that the deepest satisfaction comes not so much from what you do, or where you do it, but from the attitude of your heart. She also slowly realizes that the gentle, determined Anson is the true love of her life.

Excerpt from Castles in the Clouds by Myra Johnson.

Series: Flowers of Eden, Book 2
Published 8-26-2016
ASIN: B01IKY3TZK
ISBN: 1632530023



ABOUT AUTHOR


Award-winning author Myra Johnson writes emotionally gripping stories about love, life, and faith. Her Heartsong Presents romance Autumn Rains (November 2009) won Romance Writers of America’s 2005 Golden Heart for Best Inspirational Romance Manuscript. Myra is also a two-time finalist for the prestigious American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Awards, and she is proud to announce that her novel When the Clouds Roll By (Abingdon Press, 2013) won the historical fiction category of the 2014 Christian Retailer’s Best Awards.


Myra’s writing career was launched with her first short story sale in 1985. Since then her stories, articles, and devotions have appeared in more than 30 publications. She currently has more than a dozen novels and anthologies in print, including a post-World War I historical romance series for Abingdon Press. She is currently at work on a new historical romance series for Franciscan Media. Book 1, The Sweetest Rain, released September 2015.



Married since 1972, Myra and her husband have two beautiful daughters and seven grandchildren. Originally from Texas and most recently Oklahoma, the Johnsons moved to North Carolina in 2011, where they share their home with two very pampered rescue dogs. Myra writes full-time and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America, as well as the online RWA chapter Faith, Hope & Love. Myra is represented by the Natasha Kern Literary Agency.

FINDING MYRA

MY THOUGHTS


Larkspur Linwood has dreams of becoming a teacher.  Even though they are still suffering from the Great Depression she is able to go to college for her teachers degree.  Thanks to a wonderful couple she had a job at their store, along with a room to rent to help offset her expenses. She received  funds from her sister for pay  her college tuition.  It looks like all was going well for her.

Larkspur catches the attention of her Professor due to her dedication and grades.  He is handsome and
and has a way with words which creates new feelings in Larkspur beyond teacher student admiration.

He offers her and a couple of other women a chance of a lifetime adventure which would advance their teaching skills.  This adventure will be taking them to Kenya, Africa to a missionary school under the tutelage of a Professor Schafer. 

Schafer was highly overworked and sadly had a disease which was taking his eyesight.  He was very kind and handsome but different than her Professor from the college.  After finding her relationship with  her college Professor was not reciprocated she felt naïve and became depressed then decided to return home to the disappointment of the Kenya Professor.

Professor Schafer ends up having to go to the States hoping he was  leaving his Kenya school in capable hands. While he is in the States he decides with the help of a colleague to start a missionary school for the farmer's children whom were without schooling.  He gets in touch with Larkspur in hopes of recruiting her as a teacher since she had not returned to college.  Reluctantly she agrees to help.

Schafer and Larkspur slowly but surely to find a attraction and respect for each other.  But Larkspur was as resistant as Schafer to feed into any romantic feelings due to her trust issues and his health issues.

Will they get past their issues in this Great Depression and the ever growing problem of bigotry among parents of potential students..

I loved this story remembering stories my mother and grandparents shared with me about their lives during the Great Depression.  The names of the characters were right on for that era.  When I was small I remember in the early 50's the attire my grandparents and great grandparents wore  was still very similar to that worn during the Great Depression.

This author did an amazing job with this novel. I felt the hurt and the joy of the characters as I put myself in their place with in my minds eye as I read the book.

Thanks Myra Johnson!

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free digital copy  of this book from Franciscan Media via NetGalley for an honest review.  I was in no way compensated for this review it is my own opinion.

www.netgalley.com




Saturday, November 12, 2016

Newton and Polly: A Novel of Amazing Grace by Jody Hedlund


Amazing grace! How sweet the sound 
that saved a wretch like me. 
I once was lost, but now am found…

Now remembered as the author of the world's most famous hymn, in the mid-eighteenth century as England and France stand on the brink of war, John Newton is a young sailor wandering aimlessly through life. His only duty is to report to his ship and avoid disgracing his father—until the night he hears Polly Catlett's enchanting voice, caroling. He's immediately smitten and determined to win her affection.

An intense connection quickly forms between the two, but John's reckless spirit and disregard for the Christian life are concerns for the responsible, devout Polly. When an ill-fated stop at a tavern leaves John imprisoned and bound, Polly must choose to either stand by his side or walk out of his life forever. Will she forfeit her future for the man she loves?

Step back through the pages of history, to uncover the true love story behind a song that continues to stir the hearts and ignite the faith of millions around the globe.

Paperback400 pages

Published September 20th 2016 by WaterBrook
ISBN 1601427646 
(ISBN13: 9781601427649)




About AuthorJody Hedlund
Winner of the 2016 Christian Book Award and finalist for the Christy Awards, best-selling author Jody Hedlund writes inspirational historical romances for both youth and adults.
Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).
When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.
My Thoughts
John Newton is young and adventurous with a tendency to give into distractions which angers his father.  He has neglected to show up for several jobs aboard ships of which his father had arranged. On one such distraction he hears the voice of an angel singing,  and this angel looked the image of an angel and her name was Polly Catlett . He becomes somewhat of a hero and at times a nuisance to her.
Polly had Christian values which holds her back from forming any kind of romance with John.  The time they  spend together was creating beautiful music of which one song is the now famous Amazing Grace.  His talent and nearness was breaking down the walls Polly had built around her heart.  This wall came crumbling down when she had to turn the tables on him and she had to rescue him.
Polly's father made it clear that John needed to show him that he was responsible and financially stable enough to court his daughter.  Which meant he would need to take the job John's father had arranged for him or one of his own choosing.
I found John to be like many of our kids looking for fun and adventure living off their parents seeing no need of responsibility for themselves.  Now Polly she was young and still hanging to her parents coattails with blinders on that concealed the real word outside her home life yet she knew for sure she would not stray from her Christian values.
This book kept my attention until the very last page.  Love the story line center on the gospel song AMAZING GRACE. 
I highly recommend this book.
I rated this book a 5 out of 5.
Disclosure:  I received a free ebook from NetGalley/Waterbrook for an honest review.  I was in no way  compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection: 9 Historical Women Win More than a Blue Ribbon at the Fair

9 Historical Women Win More than a Blue Ribbon at the Fair
Meet nine men and women whose competitive goals take them to state and county fairs between 1889 and 1930. From baking pie to polishing pigs, from sculpting butter to stitching quilts, everyone has something to prove to themselves and their communities. But in going for the blue ribbon, will nine women miss the greatest prize of all—the devoted heart of a godly man?

ISBN: 9781634098618
Pages:448



MY THOUGHTS 

Nine stories of young women seeing blue, Blue Ribbons that is of which they wish to win at their State Fair.  But that may not be all they win. Some are watching the crowds for that one Mr. Right, hoping they might have the chance to win his heart.  Some of these young men may have been a little resistant and other are not resistant at all to this idea.

Each novella takes us to a different state telling the history for that year and about the Fair itself. Like how the Fair is set up, what it offers as attractions and more adventure than any of these young people may have ever experienced in the lives. 

I liked all nine of the novellas. Some captured my heart a little more than others. To say which one is a favorite I must keep that a secret.
     
The County Fairs I attended were not State Fairs but I found them memorable. My kids have even walked away with some Blue and Red Ribbons showing Nubian Dairy Goats.

Congratulations to these authors for this adventurous collection of romance novellas with Christian values. Let's give all of them a big Blue Ribbon. 


I highly recommend this book!

I RATED THIS BOOK 
Disclosure: I received a free ebook from NetGalley/Barbour for an honest review.  I was in no way compensated for this review. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

October Clash of the Titles. Vote Now!



Autumn leaves are falling from the trees, and we've raked in some great books for this month's Clash of the Titles!
Vote for your Fave!


Scroll through these releases and cast your vote for your fave.
It's a tough choice, but it's up to you to determine our Clash Champion!

https://www.amazon.com/Loves-Faithful-Promise-Courage-Dream/dp/0764217267/ref=sr_1_1

Love's Faithful Promise  by Susan Anne Mason
Widower Dr. Matthew Clayborne is devoted to two things: his work withwounded soldiers and his four-year-old daughter, Phoebe. When DeirdreO�Leary, a feisty New Yorker, arrives requesting he use his skills tohelp her stricken mother, he has no idea how his life is about tochange.
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https://www.amazon.com/Feta-Freeways-Susan-M-Baganz/dp/1537366041/ref=sr_1_1


Feta and Freeways by Susan M. Baganz


Nikolos Action is the lead singer of the band and doesn'trealize love is right in front of him until their manager, Tia, isalmost killed trying to save his life. After years of ignoring her is ittoo late to earn her trust...and her love?
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https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Alternative-Kelli-Hughett-ebook/dp/B01LGF1IYE/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1

Dangerous Alternative by Kelli Hughett


Hollywood grip, Levi Boulter unknowingly puts himself inthe crosshairs of a murder plot. Now, he'll do anything to keep thewoman he loves safe, even if it means losing her forever.
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https://www.amazon.com/Inconceived-Spinstered-Book-Sharyn-Kopf-ebook/dp/B01LZ4ON59/ref=sr_1_2

Inconceived by Sharyn Kopf

Realizing you�re a spinster is one thing; understanding what that meansand how to handle it is another. And, it would seem, Jolene, Uli andCatie still have a ways to go before they truly comprehend what God istrying to show them not only in their desire to marry but in theirlonging to have children of their own.
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Child of Dust by Shoba Sadler

After the sudden death of her parents, Vietnamesesocialite Cao Kim Lye steps out of a world of crystal and chandelier toenter the dust and chaos of working-class Hanoi when she goes to livewith her Amerasian chauffeur and his adoptive family at a shop cumliving quarters.

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