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Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Perfectly Placed Kick-Off Package

About the Book

Book: Perfectly Placed

Author: Liana George

Genre: Contemporary Christian Women’s Fiction

Release date: July 5, 2022

Nicki’s tasked with making New Hope the perfect place for orphaned children. 

So why has everything gone wrong?

Six weeks after leaving China, Nicki Mayfield returns to complete two critical tasks: restore order at New Hope Orphanage and re-connect with the little girl who stole her heart. However, between a stubbornly stone walling supervisor, missing documents, and personal tragedy, Nicki faces challenges at every turn. Is she the best person to bring order – and longevity – to the place these children call home? Then, with the help of an unexpected ally, Nicki makes a life-altering decision that upends her well-planned life and the lives of those around her. Will she lose it all, or has she found the way to save what matters most?


Click here to get your copy!


About the Author

Liana George is a sought-after speaker, blogger, and author. Before pursuing a career in writing, she was a professional organizer and is the former owner of By George Organizing Solutions in Houston. Her debut novel, Perfectly Arranged, Book One in The Hopeful Heart Series, was released in October 2021 from Scrivenings Press. 

When she’s not putting things in order or scribbling away, you can find her reading, traveling, or watching tennis.


More from Liana

Have you ever eaten at a Chinese restaurant and taken a fortune cookie with you when you left? Yeah, me too. For the longest time, I always associated these Pac-Man shaped treats with Chinese food and by extension, Chinese culture.

I was wrong.


The tsujiura senbei,” or “fortune cracker,” actually originated in Japan and was brought over to the United States sometime between the late 1800s and early 1900s by immigrants. Japanese bakers first began selling and making these crackers in California and Hawaii. With their unique taste and finger-sized slip of paper printed with a pithy fortune or aphorism, they quickly became a hit.


Today, the fascination with these cookies is still at an all-time high, but the ingredients have changed. Originally, they were made with miso and sesame flavoring but now they use butter and vanilla to give it that sweet taste you and I are so familiar with.


So, why am I telling you all this?


Because my novel, Perfectly Placed, book 2 in The Hopeful Heart Series, begins with the main character, Nicki Mayfield, breaking into a fortune cookie and discovering a proverb that will motivate her and move her to action. What was written on that tiny slip of paper? There’s only one way to find out. Grab a copy of Perfectly Placed – and a cookie or two – and start reading!


I love being able to travel to other places without leaving my home. The author does a great job of making  me feel like I was in China as she described the cuisine and laws that some may find hard to accept. There has been news stories about orphanages in China and the need for funds and workers. I was very captivated by our main  character because of her heart for children. 

Nicki has a big task ahead of her as she returns to New Hope Orphanage. Waiting for her is a job of organizing papers,  offices and trying to find out where the money is disappearing to. She is not  well received by  the Assistant Director and it was hard to like this character. She was brash, power hungry and disrespectful. I had a feeling that I  knew someone was hiding something but the  question is why? 

Nicki does have some setbacks that cause her to question why  she is there. I can’t imagine being arrested in a foreign country and feeling hopeless. Within the pages of the  story are  several lessons we can all learn from. I was shaking to my core  when one character was so crass when mocking Nicki and her beliefs. There was a mention of “just throw up a few  prayers,” like it was useless anyway. What struck me about this character was how deceitful she was in order to better her child’s life. She had no regard for the  children  she was suppose to be watching over. It is the scripture, “the love of money is the root of all evil,” that runs rampant in this persons heart. 

With everything that Nicki is facing she ponders “what  it would like to simply trust in God’s provision.”  We face situations everyday where we wonder how we will pay a bill, or will our loved one be healed. What we forget to do is pray and be faithful to His Word. We don’t  know the plans He has for us but as he unveils them to us we need to listen and follow His direction. Will you obey God when He  shows you where you are to be “perfectly placed?” 

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion. 

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, June 27

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 28

Texas Book-aholic, June 29

The Sacred Line, June 29

Inklings and notions, June 30

By the Book, July 1

Rebecca Tews, July 2

Splashes of Joy, July 2

For Him and My Family, July 3

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, July 4

deb’s Book Review, July 5

Pause for Tales, July 5

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, July 6

Locks, Hooks and Books, July 7

Spoken from the Heart, July 7

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, July 8

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, July 9

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, July 10 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, July 10


To celebrate her tour, Liana is giving away the grand prize package of a travel kit which includes a signed copy of Perfectly Placed, a travel cube, a travel/passport wallet, luggage tag, travel journal, packing checklist and tips, and a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thank you for your review! I’m so glad you felt like you were in China with Nicki. I love your analysis and takeaways and hope others will too!

  2. Thank you for sharing your lovely review of Perfectly Placed, this sounds like a must read for me and I am looking forward to it

  3. Great review, I love how you said she makes you feel like you are in China. The book sounds fantastic

  4. When the reader feels like she is there in the setting, I know that the book is well written and needs to be read, especially this book with its important messages.

  5. This sounds like a very good read.