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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 14 November 2017 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – FOR LIFE OR UNTIL BY ANNE GARBOCZI EVANS

TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – FOR LIFE OR UNTIL BY ANNE GARBOCZI EVANS

                                                                             

 

When a volatile Celt accepts a proposal from a Roman Tribune, anything but a smooth marriage is on the horizon.

 

Heartbroken and newlywed, Ness leaves her family and all that is familiar for life in Rome. But her husband, Aquilus Paterculi is career driven and Ness soon decides she wants a divorce, something Aquilus won’t even consider.

 

Can love survive the steel will of two opposing partners? Will Ness wear her husband down and gain her freedom? Will Aquilus prevail in subduing his wild Celtic wife? Or will something new evolve from the two of them?

 

 

Ms. Evans weaves a turbulent tale, with tempers and emotions and strong willed characters. I sensed the tenderness of Aquilus’ heart underneath the armor of his Stoic vows. I felt the longing of Ness’ heart to belong and be embraced by a husband who seemed so disinterested. I felt his conviction of what is right and his confusion of his heart demands. I felt Ness’ homesick longing and her fight to keep her hold on her independence.

Ms. Evans brought to light a culture previously unknown to this reviewer, with characters who came to life on every page. The story comes to life with realistic and genuine storyline and settings.

 

 

 

I received a free copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

 

 

Anne is a mental health counselor, military spouse, and mama to an opinionated preschooler named “Joe-Joe” and a very dramatic baby named “Chip.” Reading Rosemary Sutcliff as a middle school student and taking Latin in college instilled in her a love of the Roman Empire, leading to her Love & Warfare series. Moving to the CO Rockies inspired her to write the Lawmen & Suffragette series, romantic comedies set in the Old West. Working in mental health got her interested in writing women’s fiction.
When not writing or reading, you can find Anne introducing her boys to the outdoor wonders of colorful Colorado.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 17 October 2017 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – FINDING LOVE by TONI SHILOH

TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – FINDING LOVE by TONI SHILOH

                                                                             

 

Accepting the unacceptable, consenting to that which was a deal breaker, loving what was deemed off limits.

 

When a young Army widow finds herself falling for another man in uniform she fights it til she can fight it to more. But can Delaney Jones, truly give her heart to Luke Robinson?

 

Luke is on a mission, a mission of repentance and restitution. He never meant to fall for the widow of his former buddy in arms. Will he choose a life with her? Or will he return to his life in service? Or, is there middle ground for them, accepting the past and looking to the future? Can they trust the hand of God in the midst of their burdens?

 

 

Ms. Shiloh does not disappoint with this story. Intense emotions, real and raw, foil with a love that is just as intense and real and raw. As both Delaney and Luke wager their own personal battles, each must face their own personal demons, and Ms. Shiloh portrays this very well, and very true. No battle is easy, nor is it pretty, and this story exposes the ugly that we each must face before the beauty of victory can emerge.

 

 

 

I purchased this book on Amazon. I offer my review of my own free will, and the opinions expressed in my review are my own honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

 

 

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.

She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the president of the ACFW Virginia Chapter.

 

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 10 October 2017 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – BUYING LOVE by TONI SHILOH

TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – BUYING LOVE by TONI SHILOH

                                                                             

 

A topic I’ve not seen in Christian Fiction before, an orphan finding—and accepting—love.

 

Nina Torrenton is an orphan, and as a successful CPA, finds her body clock ticking. She does what she knows to do—she places an ad.

 

Dwight Williams is one who answered that ad. Though hesitant to go about marriage as a business arrangement, and after the detailed and in-depth application process, he is more than intrigued.

 

Will the dowry money Nina offered tilt the arrangement in her favor? Or work against her?

 

 

Ms. Shiloh has instantly become a must-read author for me. Her authentic characters walk their roles in true-to-life form. Heart and faith come face to face, especially for Nina as she sees true faith and Christian love played out. Letting Father’s love truly seep into layers of dust is no easy task (I know, I’ve been there) and Nina does well to move beyond her safe boundaries.

 

 

I purchased this book on Amazon. I offer my review of my own free will, and the opinions expressed in my review are my own honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

 

 

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.

She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the president of the ACFW Virginia Chapter.

 

 

 

 

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 26 September 2017 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – THE COVERING by DANA PRATOLA

TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – THE COVERING by DANA PRATOLA

                                                                             

Sometimes faith and life collide. Sometimes life is messy and painful, and faith pushes us from our safety net.

 

Tessa Silano prayed faithfully, sometimes for people she didn’t know. But Holy Spirit does, and she is obedient to His leading.

 

Gunnar Mason is living death. He can’t be saved and he knows it. His days are filled with idle busyness and toxic self-loathing.

 

When Tessa and Gunnar’s paths meet, she is repelled by him and he distances himself from her. And yet, they are drawn to one another. As the spiritual battle mounts, will Gunnar lose his life? Or will her faith—and her love—be sufficient to cover him with Divine protection?

 

 

A powerful story skillfully written. Ms. Pratola brings to life the reality of the Christian life. Prayers of faith, and obedience in the face of questions. Love that tugs the heart beyond the bounds of preconceived limits. I know Tessa’s fear and insecurity all too well. And as I read, I silently urged her to trust. I am well acquainted with Gunnar’s self-image also, and begged him to learn to love himself—and let himself be loved. I cried and I read with baited breath, and I may have prayed for fictional characters. (wink wink) I cheered and scolded them, and wept with joy at their victories. Outstanding job by a new-to-me author.

 

 

This book was given to me as a gift. I offer my review of my own free will, and the opinions expressed in my review are my own honest thoughts and reaction to this book.
 

 

God has blessed me with a wonderful husband and three dynamic children, all of whom are destined to make wide, colorful splashes in this world. We share our New Jersey home with three dogs. I have no hobbies to speak of, unless you include writing. I don’t.

 

 

 

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“It’s not your mother’s Christian Fiction.”

 

 

#Blogwords, Tuesday Reviews-Day, #TRD, Book Review, The Covering, Dana Pratola

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 19 September 2017 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – A RUSH OF WINGS BY KRISTEN HEITZMANN

TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – A RUSH OF WINGS BY KRISTEN HEITZMANN

                                                                             

Memories don’t stay suppressed, not truly. They hover, lingering near the surface, emerging to protect us. Or to frighten us.

 

Trauma has wreaked havoc on those memories in Noelle St. Claire’s mind, driving her to seek refuge in an unknown place, with people who know nothing about her.

 

But past and present will collide, and Noelle’s life catches up with her, sending her spiraling further downward where the truth lies.

 

 

Ms. Heitzmann takes the reader into the shadows of dark memory, one fragmented piece at a time. Torment trolls across every page, even when Noelle is smiling. Something is hovering just out of sight, and Ms. Heitzmann skillfully draws the reader to that edge. I felt the panic, and press of anxiety, and I heard the wings as the hovered nearby. I cringed in the shadows. I championed Noelle from my safe space as a reader and I wept with her at the seeming hopelessness of it.

A daunting story of a hidden past, and hope that lies in unexpected places.

 

 

I purchased this book on Amazon. I offer my review of my own free will, and the opinions expressed in my review are my own honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

 

 

Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of contemporary romantic suspense, psychological suspense, and historical novels, including Colorado Book Award finalist The Still of Night, Christy Award finalists Indivisible and The Tender Vine, and Christy Award winners Secrets and The Breath of Dawn that won both a Christy Award and Inspirational Readers Choice Award and was a finalist for a people’s choice award in the Netherlands. She is a fiction track and workshop teacher at writers conferences. An artist and musician, she’ll also be found hiking the Colorado Rocky Mountain trails near her home where she lives with her husband, pets, extended family, and wildlife.

 

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 5 September 2017 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – UNLEASHING LOVE by JESSICA R. PATCH

TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – UNLEASHING LOVE by JESSICA R. PATCH

                                                                             

 

What could be easier than puppy sitting? For Emma Kate Lambert, a professional dog groomer, it’s a piece of cake. And that it’s her man crush who’s asking is just the cherry on top.

 

To Griffin Noble there can’t be much difference between caring for a puppy and caring for a child. Desperate, he approaches Emma Kate. And for the generous fee he’s offering, she jumps at the chance.

 

There’s just one small hitch. It’s not a puppy. It’s Griffin’s deceased sister’s child, and he’s clueless about caring for her. Emma Kate can’t stand the thought of the baby girl going to foster care—not to mention, the generous fee he’s offered—and accepts the position.

 

Two different worlds with one common goal. And two different ideas of how to achieve it.

 

 

Ms. Patch mixes doggie biscuits and caviar for a million dollar story. Emma Kate conjures up the word ‘flibbertigibbet,” when in fact, she is highly intelligent and business savvy—with a tender and generous heart. Griffin conjures up the word ‘money,’ because, well, he has it. But deep in his protective façade lies a tender heart. Will he remain inside his shell and take the million dollar reins of his father’s corporation? Will Emma Kate’s heart heal and make room for the attraction between them? Or will they both run back to their safe worlds, loveless and alone?

 

I received a free copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

 

 

 

Jessica R. Patch lives in the mid-south where she pens inspirational contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. When she’s not hunched over her laptop or going on adventurous trips in the name of research with willing friends, you can find her watching way too much Netflix with her family and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she’ll probably never cook. Sign up for her newsletter at http://www.jessicarpatch.com. Jessica is represented by Rachel Kent of Books & Such Literary Management.

 

 

 

 

 

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BLOGWORDS – Tuesday 22 August 2017 – TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – THE LONG SHADOWS OF SUMMER RELEASE FEATURE – BOOK REVIEW – A HEART RESTORED by ELIZABETH MADDREY

TUESDAY REVIEWS-DAY – BOOK REVIEW – A HEART RESTORED by ELIZABETH MADDREY

Who better to share your dating woes with than your best friend? Who better to compare online dating profiles with? And the dates as a result of online dating?

 

Lia Promise’s love life has been stagnant as yesterday’s IV. With no prospects in sight, Lia takes to online sites. And ropes her bestie in for the ride.

 

But Maverick Hoyt doesn’t feel the need-for-speed, and goes along to make Lia happy. That’s what best friends do, right?

 

As they compare notes, and with one bad date after another, will they realize true love has been right in front of them all along? Will they step aside from their own methods and take a look at the hand of God—and what He just might have been up to all along?

 

 

What a fun and adorable story! Watching the friendship between Lia and Maverick, I felt like I was at the next table at the diner, overhearing (not eavesdropping, never eavesdropping) their conversations. Each week as they commiserated, I could feel the frustration mounting. I wanted to punch more than one mouthy date in the nose, and I wanted to offer my shoulder to cry on. I sensed hearts turning and love blooming—and the resistance to it. I laughed as they laughed and watched, from my table in the corner, as love settled—over one of them.

 

 

I received a free copy of this book, but was under no obligation to read the book or to post a review. I offer my review of my own free will. The opinions expressed in my review are my honest thoughts and reaction to this book.

 

 

 

Elizabeth Maddrey began writing stories as soon as she could form the letters properly and has never looked back. Though her practical nature and love of math and organization steered her into computer science for college and graduate school, she has always had one or more stories in progress to occupy her free time. When she isn’t writing, Elizabeth is a voracious consumer of books and has mastered the art of reading while undertaking just about any other activity. Elizabeth lives in the suburbs of Washington D.C. with her husband and their two incredibly active little boys.

 

 

 

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