Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I didn't think it was possible that the author could write any better than she already does. Folks I'm here to tell you that this book has all the makings of a movie. It's not just about a baby that is very ill, but of a mother that carries guilt and shame. Tiffany is the type of character many can relate to. How many of us have done something we regret? Do we forgive ourselves or live in condemnation? I loved this character so much, I felt like I was in the hospital room with her. The author has written an honest, gritty and in your face book  about one woman's struggle to overcome her past, forgive herself for something she wanted to do and find strength to fight for her daughter.

Jake is a good person but has times where he doesn't know if he should stand up to his mother or not. Will Jake find his voice or allow his mother to control his life? His relationship with Tiffany is shaky at times. Can they overcome obstacles and save their marriage?  Patricia , Jake's mother means well, but her attitude towards Tiffany was harsh. I applaud Tiffany for biting her tongue many times when Patricia belittled her. The pain and inner struggle Tiffany faced was so hard to read at times, I felt the tears as they streamed down my face. This is a book I will never forget.

I loved how the author brought back a very special character from a previous book. I remember this character well and had hoped to see her in another one of the author 's books. The faith this woman has is unshakable and Tiffany can feel her undeniable belief in God. I loved watching Tiffany slowly reaching out to God more. Her past plays a pivotal role in the story and I loved how the author took Tiffany through trials and watched her become stronger and think more clearly.

The baby in the story is so precious and I wanted to hold her and pray for her. Tiffany and Jake have a long road ahead of them as their baby fights for her life. The decisions they were faced with were so tremendous I had to stop reading for a bit. A child is so special and a gift from God. When a child is very ill, it takes a toll on the entire family. I thought the author did an amazing job of showing the good days and the bad days that challenged them.  She writes with realism and doesn't pull any punches. The characters are as real as you can get and the dialogue is exactly what needs to be said. This is a powerful book that goes deep into a person's inner thoughts and feelings  of shame, guilt, unforgiveness and rips them out for God to heal.  Every time I read a book from this author, my faith grows. Thank you for writing a book that shows me how to ask God for help and learn how to forgive myself.

I received a copy of this book The BookClub Network and the author. The review is my own opinion.

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What an emotional story the author brings to readers in this new series called, Windy Gap Wishes. I couldn't help but fall in love with the characters as they came alive as the author brought charm and warmth to each one. Leah was such a great character and I felt a connection to her instantly. She is going through a tough time dealing with the loss of her mother even though it has been ten years. Leah has grown into a sweet and caring young woman. The house is filled with love as her siblings pitch in to help with chores.

Leah has seemed to withdrawal from any social activities and her dad has become concerned. It's hard when you lose your mother and feel lonely without her guidance . Who can she ask about dating or just share her thoughts of growing into a young woman since her mom has passed? I lost my mom and know the pain and loss I felt. The author really grabs at the depth of grieve and I cried as Leah slowly begins to come out of her shell. Will she allow God to show her His plans? Can she open her heart and allow someone to show her affection? Her dad  has been worried about Leah and I loved how much he wanted his daughter to find happiness.  When Jacob shows an interest in Leah, I loved how the author guided his character with grace and compassion . He wants Leah to trust him, but will she let her guard down?

When Samuel introduces Naomi to the family, I could feel the uneasiness growing among his children. . It is always difficult when a parent finds a new mate. Will Samuel's children welcome Naomi with open arms? What I liked the most about Naomi was her gentle heart and trust in God. I don't want to say anything about the plot, because you must read this book to truly understand how gifted the author is. Her characters make you feel like they are your neighbors as you share meals, laugh with each other and give a helping hand when needed. As I finished the book, I had so many feelings rushing through me. The story really shows how important family is as they each look for happiness and love . The author does an amazing job of showing how the characters trust that God has a plan for their lives. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. I want to find out about a few characters and see where God takes them.

I received a copy of this book from The Cozy Mystery Review Crew and the author. The review is my own opinion.

Monday, August 14, 2017


About the book:


She's out to steal his name. Will he steal her heart instead?
Rosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins that helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they are no longer pickpockets-now they focus on high value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. Rosemary's challenge of a lifetime comes when she's assigned to determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany. How does one steal a family's history, their very name?
Rumors swirl around Peter Holstein. Awkward and solitary, but with access to the king, many fear his influence. But Peter can't help his German last name and wants to prove his loyalty to the crown-so he can go back to anonymously writing a series of popular adventure novels. When Rosemary arrives on his doorstop pretending to be a well- credentialed historian, Peter believes she's the right person to help him dig through his family's past.
Anger and danger continue to mount, though, and both realize they're in a race against time to discover the truth-about Peter's past and about the undeniable attraction kindling between them.




About the author:


Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of over a dozen historical novels and novellas, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her British series. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to make their way into her novels . . . to offset her real life, which is blessedly boring. She passes said boring life with her husband and kids in the beautiful mountains of eastern West Virginia.

Find out more about Roseanna M. at http://www.roseannamwhite.com.





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Rosemary is quite a character as you will find in this enchanting story. She is not the typical young woman that men swoon over. She is pretty enough but she has this little secret that could make her not so appealing. Rosemary is well how should I put it? I will just blurt it out and say she is a thief. She does it to help support her family so surely that must be alright. I did like the tightknit "family" Rosemary was a part which consisted of orphans  that have  decided that they will stick together and run the streets of London.

I loved the description of the era and loved London with all its royalty and parties they gave. I wasn't sure if I was going to like Peter at first. He seemed so unsure of himself  and a bit standoffish almost to the point of being arrogant. I did like the fact that Peter was a stutterer. I have read of different afflictions that characters have , but this one was a nice surprise. The author delt  with it in a very graceful way and helped me see Peter in a more everyday person and not so much as a stuck up royal snob.  Someone  is spreading rumors that Peter is not loyal to London and could be helping the Germans.

Rosemary has somehow found her way into the manor where Peter resides. He is in need of a librarian to help him get the library in order. He is also hoping to find documents that will prove his loyalty. Will Rosemary be able to help him? Why is she really there at the manor? I loved how the author slowly developed their characters by writing notes to each other everyday. I found it to be enduring and almost a bit romantic.

There are definite secrets that Peter is keeping that could have consequences. Will he confide in Rosemary? What will happen if Peter  finds out that Rosemary is a thief and is out to steal something very valuable from him?
I loved the way the author blends prayers into the story in a way that shows the characters need for help from God. I was captivated by the intrigue and twists that the author placed subtlety in the story. It kept me wanting to read without stopping. You don't want  to miss this story that deals with forgiveness and trust.

I received a copy of this book from LitFuse. The review is my own opinion.
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8/11
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8/13
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8/14
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Sunday, August 13, 2017




OUT of the ASHES Book tour and Giveaway




Out of the Ashes Summary: Sometimes peace is won through battle.  

Haunted by the memories he can't escape, Ralph Williams wants to be left alone to lick his wounds. He doesn't understand why he's forced into the company of the one woman he least desires. Can God bring him healing through such uncomfortable circumstances? 

Frank Harper thought he had left the war and its turmoil behind, but the home to which he has returned is anything but peaceful. When racial tensions arise in Maple Grove, Frank finds himself on a battlefield once more. He's desperate for peace, but at what cost? 


When George Chandler heads off to wed his beloved bride, things don’t go as expected. Just as George starts to get comfortable with what he believes is God’s new plan for his life, history threatens to repeat itself. Will he fight for the woman he’s come to love, or will he let her go? 

The War Between the States has destroyed more than just a nation. In four years, it has damaged bodies and wounded souls until the people think that nothing is left.
 Will they find the healing they so desperately need from God that loves them?
                                       
                               


Author Bio: Besides being an Indie Author, I’m a wife, mother of four, children’s Sunday School teacher, sweet tea drinker, history fanatic, romantic, bubbly, lover of broccoli, and cake decorator who has a soft spot for Christmas trees, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.  

What I’m not is a laundress (or at least not one who keeps up very well), a duster, tall, or patient in a doctor’s office.


Contact Links:
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/AMHeathfanpage/
Blog: https://amheathblog.wordpress.com/
You'll also find me on Pinterest, Goodreads, and Twitter but I'm most active on Facebook and my blog.


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If you get a chance and you need to make sure you do, this book is a must read. It flows easily with wonderful and unforgettable characters. I have loved each book in this series and this one I have to say is my favorite. The Civil War has become a very interesting topic for me and the author is well versed in the history of this epic part of many of our ancestors. The book starts after the war has ended and we get to see where the characters from previous books in the series are in their journey. The war changed many lives and I found the book to capture history in its aftermath of a war that devastated many .

I can't imagine what the slaves endured during this time period. I became so involved in the story that at times I felt tears stream down my face. The living conditions were horrendous at times, but I loved how the characters became involved and helped the people overcome obstacles. There are characters that grip your heart and you find yourself wanting to help them. The element of faith in the book was very well written and danced across the pages with compassion. The author puts just the right words of faith at the perfect time to build the strength of a character to continue through their trials.

Sometimes in a book I will pick out a particular character that really stood out. In this book, I loved each character for different reasons. They were all very vital to the story and each character enhanced the other in ways that were subtle or very emotional. The romance in the book helped to lighten the story up at time when there were heavy emotional things going on that were hard to deal with.

This series has been a pleasure to read.  Through pain, loss, forgiveness and compassion the series comes to an end that has impacted my life. I want to thank the author for writing a series about a topic that is emotional and filled with heartache at times. In the end, the series will leave you with a vision of the Civil War and the people who endured so much, but through God's grace , overcame much to survive and move forward with a bright future.


I received a copy of this book from the author. The review is my own opinion.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017


WAIT FOR ME by JO HUDDLESTON

Here is another beautifully written book by one of my favorite authors. I loved Julie so much. She is a young woman who is ready to go to college. She has had a very comfortable  life. She is an only child and her family is quite wealthy.  Julie doesn't show off her wealth, and enjoys hanging with friends. It's funny that her mother thought she should not associate with children of coal miners. Her mother was a bit snotty . I think in the time period this was written, the wealthy thought it was beneath them to socialize with people who were not shall we say well off. I very much enjoyed reading about the coal mines. The workers risked their life everyday and many became sick later in life .

Julie's boyfriend is such a nice young man. He wants to make something of himself. I loved how much he respected Julie and believed they should not do anything until they are married. It was so refreshing to read how these two wonderful characters loved God and wouldn't allow temptation to deter them from their beliefs. One character really stood out to me. Her mother was at times judgmental and seemed to be very hard on Julie. I know her mom wanted the best for her daughter, but her bitterness was getting the best of her. There is something in the story that made me cry. I won't give it away but I will say that the author handled the subject with such grace and compassion. I can't forget go mention Julie's dad. Oh my goodness he was what I wished I had as a dad. He loved his wife and daughter unconditionally. He worked hard and treated his workers well. He did such wonderful and selfless things for others.

The story follows Julie and Robby as they tackle trying to be a couple , going to college and facing tragedy and hardships. Once again the author has written a story that penetrates the soul and leaves you with a sense of family , love and acceptance.

I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network and the author. The review is my own opinion.

Monday, August 7, 2017

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