The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill

by Julie Klassen

The much awaited, new series by Julie Klassen is finally here! Well, it was here before Christmas, but I have been a bit behind…

If you have read much Klassen, you will want to know that this book is significantly different than her others. All of her books have basically stood alone while this one is absolutely part of a series. The book didn’t really end at the end of the book. That being said, it was a great read. Her writing style has really deepened and grown since her debut novel, The Lady of Milkweed Manor.

Overall, I felt it was very well written. There were a lot of people to keep up with instead of the average handful you have in a novel. The point of view would switch from character to character rapidly and I would find myself confused at times trying to remember which person it was. I believe that it was just preparing the reader for the following volumes to come. So, if you don’t have severe brain trauma as I seem to have, you should be just fine! I definitely recommend this book (and anything by Julie!). She is a truly gifted writer!!!

Thanks so much for this read! As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!!

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The Reluctant Duchess

by Roseanna M. White

Another fabulous read from Roseanna M. White. In this book, she continues on with the characters from The Lost Heiress. The Duke of Nottingham is back and as brilliant as ever!! As he seeks God’s will at every turn, he is surprised by what God asks him to do next…

What a great book. It captures the good and the bad of the ton during the Edwardian era. It’s beautifully written and the characters have so much depth. God is so intertwined with this storyline that there wasn’t anywhere that had to stop to include Him. That’s so rare in a story and it’s VERY appreciated. No token prayer here and there in this one!

I love that Roseanna is not scared to talk about heavy issues either. Women were property that had the purpose of providing their spouse with money (by way of a dowry) and an heir. They were easily taken advantage of and ruined for life. Speaking out about rape and bullying is much needed even now.

If you have not read the first book, you will need to. The story will be confusing without. It’s definitely not a stand-alone novel. I do highly recommend! All of you coming off of 6 seasons of Downton, this is your chance to get an Edwardian fix!!! Just click on the links below to get your copy:

Thanks so much for this great book in exchange for my review. As always, this is my honest opinion! Here’s to many more!!

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Charity’s Cross

by MaryLu Tyndall

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Charity’s Cross is book four in the Charles Towne Belles series and it’s just as fabulous as the others! MaryLu is absolutely one of my favorite authors. Her books were some of the first I started reading in the Christian Fiction genre. Her stories are always fun stories full of pirates, passion and faith.

The book starts out saying, “Charity killed her husband.” and so began an adventurous story. As she is on the run after killing her husband in self defense, she meets a preacher named Elias. They travel together, under a set of strange circumstances, causing love to bloom. When he learns of her past, what will he do?

Always full of hard issues, deep faith and heart-stopping action. I love this author and her love for God. It spills over into her books in such a special way!! I highly recommend you picking up a copy!

Thank you, MaryLu, for this awesome book in exchange for my review! As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!!

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How about a little Rachel Hauck this weekend?

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Here at aTransParentMom, we LOVE Rachel Hauck!!szcmi6enim0bd5lkfg-nvxedixt1ywbwiu-6n2p6xfu0ustjx4rouuz3kvdur3kxjux113ywt93okycjcvr-snfoab9coumvj3tvyng7kz3je_exigxiw50fimigysyw1bjr4vy425diqmpndfmpp4pphojweuhbwfeaf1tvsypfvploi8ljtotuip We had so much fun when she stopped by for a Face-Off last year. She’s a girl after my own heart (ie: she loves football!) Click on the pic to check out all the fun! —->

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Face-Off with Regina Jennings!!

authors20-427x640 I am SO happy to have Regina Jennings here today! What a lovely, lovely lady!!!!! She’s a homeschool mamma, avid traveler and a self-proclaimed “Redneck Bluestocking”. Love it!!

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The rules are simple. I ask Regina some random questions. She replies and then I give my answers. Each winning answer is worth one point and I get to decide whose answer is better.

It’s my blog.

Here we go!

1. Most bizarre thing that happened on a mission trip?

Regina – We were going to a village in Mexico to have services at the farmhouse of some believers. Before we got there the missionary warned us about their dogs. They had aggressive dogs that might bite, so we were advised to stay away from them.

Of course the dogs were there at the truck just licking their chops and waiting for us to step out, but they behaved themselves. Still, I kept an eye on them as I trekked across the rough ground to the side of the house where we were having the service. Our host led us to a log bench next to a chain-link cage.

The cage was about five feet high and the size of a generous bedroom closet. It housed a rough shelter that could give you splinters just from looking at it.

“Great,” I thought. “I’m sitting next to the dog pen!” Then I see a guy sitting in the cage. He’s glaring at me, like he’s contemplating how it’d feel to chop me up with a rusty machete.

What was he doing inside the cage? Cleaning it? Then I see a shackle on his leg. What in the world? I waved the missionary over to me, too afraid to get up and leave. Turns out the man in the manacles was the son of the family we were visiting. He’d tried to kill them once, burned their house while they were sleeping, so now they have to keep him chained up for the safety of themselves and their neighbors. Likely he’s suffering from some sort of mental illness or possession, but this village family didn’t have any resources at their disposal, so they dealt with it the best they could. They cared for him, fed him, gave him clothing and tried to include him in their family life, all while keeping him chained up in a cage because he is too dangerous to let out.

After that, I wasn’t so concerned about the dogs.

Charity – 😯 Oh. My. Word. That’s the scariest thing I’ve ever heard!!! hahahahaha I have absolutely nothing to compare to that! I was thinking of how scary is was being driven around the Dominican Republic…Those people have no road rules and much road rage.

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— No comparison.

Charity 0 / Regina 1

2. As a “redneck bluestocking” and a homeschool mom, what is your favorite subject to teach (and your least!)?

Regina – I love teaching history and literature, and I chose our curriculum (Sonlight) because it is so rich in both. It seems every story connects to another story. Every reference brings up another interesting fact we can look up. Frequent referrals to the globe and our world history timeline book are required.

Ironically, what I hate to teach is reading. The mechanics of reading, the phonics and grammar, are so arbitrary, that it’s hard to get a feel for any consistent rule. Once I get a kid past that point, we celebrate.

Charity – I am a homeschool mamma too and, BOY, do we love our Sonlight curriculum! I have 3 boys and the teenage years are the best!!!!! I love all those subjects. I honestly can’t stand teaching kindergarten and the lower grades. Favorite subject is history. I’m such a history nerd and it’s so awesome that we live in the historic triangle. ❤ Least favorite is english mechanics. blah.

— Tie

Charity 1 / Regina 2

3. Have you ever been on a bucking bronco or a crazy bull?

Regina – I was on a horse with my husband and it gave a little buck. He landed on the saddle horn and got hurt. I was fine until he pushed me out of the saddle so he could regain his seat. That’s the truth, although he disputes my account. Either way I wasn’t as hurt as he was.

My only injury was on a donkey. I was helping my dad train a donkey and it got mad. It smashed my leg up against a pole fence leaving nice bruised-stripes on my leg. I didn’t go to the doctor because I was four months pregnant and thought I could do without the lecture.

Charity – Girl! You are crazy!!! haha. What in the world! I have not done either…but that could be because I am NOT an animal lover, thus I avoid them at all costs.

— Again, no comparison.

Charity 1 / Regina 3

4. Favorite BBQ on the grill recipe?

Regina – I eat a lot of Bar-B-Q, but I don’t grill. That’s my husband’s domain. Unless you are as big of a loser as I am in the kitchen, that question is an automatic win for you.

Charity – Hmm. Just look at the delightfulness of this picture and click on it for the recipe.

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— I’ll take it!!

Charity 2 / Regina 3

5. Would you have enjoyed living in the 1800’s? What would you have liked and hated?

Regina – When? Where? Am I rich or am I a servant or slave? C’mon, be more specific!!

I know I would like to live in a society that was more God-honoring and respectful. I would like to raise my kids in an environment that wasn’t as fraught with temptations and hostile to families, but as far as conveniences, I really enjoy having the time to write and pursue some of my own interests. If I was an average woman in the 1800s, spare time and access to books wouldn’t be readily available.

Charity – I have to agree with everything you said. I also wish women still wore pretty dresses!!!! I don’t care how many layers! So beautiful and ladylike.

— tie

Charity 3 / Regina 4

6. Awesome, obscure and totally useless talent that you have?

Regina – I can lick my nose. Yep. I guess it’s not totally useless, but it’s disgusting enough to render it close.

Charity – Ha! Nice. I can wave my pinky toe back and forth. Pretty cool… You’ll want to be sure to turn up the volume so you can hear me say, “Ew” at the end of this video.

— Tie

Charity 4 / Regina 5

7. What kind of food is your greatest weakness?

Regina – Dessert! I love ice cream, chocolate, cheesecake, cookies, brownies… I don’t eat a lot for supper, but I rarely skip dessert. Feel free to send me candy.

Charity – I always tell my kids to eat dessert first because you don’t want to get filled up on dinner and not have room for it!

I’m a candy love and CHIPS!!! Chips have to be my biggest weakness. I could live my life without chocolate and that would be just fine.

— Tie

Charity 5 / Regina 6

8. How do you strive to bring God the most glory in your life?

Regina – We humans are a frail and fallible bunch. But instead of allowing us wallow in self-pity, God tells us the reason for His design. It’s because He wants no confusion over who gets the credit for our deeds (1 Cor. 1:26-29, 2 Cor. 4:7). So God is glorified through our weaknesses, but that’s kind of hard to strive for, isn’t it? Fortunately, I don’t have to work hard cultivating weaknesses. They appear way too frequently. But it’s so reassuring to remember that whenever I feel inadequate, whenever I know I’m at the end of my strength, my knowledge, my efforts, that is when I’m least likely to try to take credit for what God has done. When I’m trusting Him, submitting to Him, having faith that He is in control, that’s when I’ve seen His glory most clearly.

Charity – Love that. It’s beautiful. My sister and I were just talking about that today!!

— God wins!

Charity 5 / Regina 6

9. Do you garden?

Regina – Ha! I love gardens, beautiful landscapes, and welcoming lawns. In the spring I do my best. I plant flowers and I try to keep them alive, but the Oklahoma heat and droughts are determined to ruin my efforts. I don’t have much to show for my work.

As far as a real, producing garden, I hate vegetables, so what’s the point?

Charity – HA! Oh my gosh. That’s amazing. I actually love veggies…BUT, I have a total black thumb. I kill every plant I’ve ever had. Every. One.

— Another tie!

Charity 6 / Regina 7

10. Last item you returned to the store?

Regina – My daughter’s college textbook! It was such a rip-off. For $40 we rented the textbook and the access key for the online extras. When we tried to log into the online portion it said that the access key had already been used, but we could buy another access key for $94(!!!!) I called Amazon and they pointed out the fine print that says the access key might not work, never mind that the item is listed as “book and access key”. But they did let me return it for a refund- minus a hefty restocking fee that was almost half the purchase price.

Let me just say… textbook people, enough is enough. Now you’re putting in $100 access keys that can only be used once per student? Way to fleece our future!

Charity – Rant heard. I had no idea. That’s ridiculous, but good to know. My oldest starts college next year 😯 I will be watching them and their sneaky ways…

Last item I returned was a 49’ers shirt from Target. I ordered a Redskins shirt for my son and they sent me a 49’ers. Lame.

— Textbook drama

Final:

Charity 6 / Regina 8

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Regina–Question for you:

What is the weirdest thing you hoard?

Mine? Dryer lint and empty toilet paper rolls. I save those all year round, and then when winter comes, I stuff the dryer lint into the cardboard rolls and use them for fire starter for the fireplaces. Recycling Redneck style!

Charity – Wow! That is redneck style recycling!! haha. Love it! I am not sure what I hoard. I am a total organizer. Like, “Christmas is coming! What toys are you getting rid of to make room for the new?” Maybe skinny people clothes that I imagine I will actually wear again someday. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. That’s a good one…By the time I fit in them, perhaps they’ll even be back in style.


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At Love’s Bidding

by Regina Jennings

First of all, you know its going to be a great book when the cover is so beautiful! Secondly, it’s Regina Jennings! Come on!!

In this fun and offbeat story, Miranda Wimplegate is a proper Boston woman that heads out to the middle of nowhere to find a painting that was unintentionally sold at her auction house. Once she shows up in this little town, she is confused about who there would need or want such a fancy painting. While working with the local auction house, she is forced to spend her days with a scruffy backwoodsman, Wyatt Ballentine.

Of course, love blooms in the Ozarks 🙂 Another great story by Regina. Lots of fun, great characters, good pace and interesting storyline. I would highly recommend!

Thank you, Litfuse, Netgalley and Bethany House, for this great read. As always, this is my honest opinion! Here’s to many more!!

 

Save the Date!!

12231325_487359341436080_2040271048_nI don’t know if you guys realize this, but it is only 4 weeks until Hanukkah and 6 weeks until Christmas!!!

Our amazing Sydney, from the giveaways page, is now an Usborne rep and will be showing a bunch of her books to us. These are, seriously, the best children’s books out there. So, if you have any little ones in your life, come by and check it out!!

If you would like an invite, just shoot me a message at: aTransParentMom.com or at my facebook page.

Thank you all for your amazing support. The little things you are always doing for me mean more than you could ever know!! ❤

Face-Off with Julie Lessman!!

Now, this is an EXCITING day!! Julie is tops!! If you haven’t read any of her books, please check them out. The two series that follow the O’Connor family are wonderful!!

Julie Lessman, award ­winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series, was named American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards. Julie has garnered 17 RWA and other awards and made Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction. Her latest novel, Surprised by Love, appeared on Family Fiction magazine’s list of Top Ten Novels of 2014. Her indie book A Light in the Window is an International Digital Awards winner, a 2013 Readers’ Crown Award winner, and a 2013 Book Buyers Best Award winner.

Now that’s a resume!!

Let’s get on with it…Shall we??


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The rules are simple. I ask Julie some random questions. She replies and then I give my answers. Each winning answer is worth one point and I get to decide whose answer is better.

It’s my blog.

Here we go!

1. Which model was your favorite on your book covers? Haha

Julie – Ooooo, good question and the first time I’ve ever been asked that in over 225 interviews, Charity, so you score high on creativity!

Well, my favorite-­favorite model on all of my covers is my daughter Amy, who is on the cover of my award winning indie novel, A Light in the Window.
Her pic for that cover was actually shot in my kitchen by my artist hubby who also made the cover and the great video as well, so I hope you check it out HERE.

But as far as the books published by my publisher, Revell, my favorite is the male model who portrays my hero Collin McGuire on the cover of my first book, A Passion Most Pure (ebook on sale now for only $1.99 and 700 five­star reviews on Amazon) (Link Above in Pic). Over and above the fact that this model is just plain hot­hot­hot, there’s also a fun story that goes along with it.

You see, the artist originally sent me a pretty namby­pamby picture of the model where he almost looked like a whipped puppy, and I was pretty distraught. So I asked my artist if she had any other shots of the guy we could use. “Only one,” she told me, but insisted nobody thought it would work because he looked angry. “Can you send it to me?” I asked, and when I saw Collin’s sullen expression, my mind went, Ding­Ding­Ding because that was SO how I pictured him, a rogue who’s ticked off because he can have any woman he wants but the one on cover! And when you combine the sweet, almost sassy look of the heroine with that brooding bad boy, well, can you say “chemistry”?

Charity – Well, I have seen the pics you’ve posted “then and now” of the “hothothot” Collin… BTW, here is a post with some pics, cover evolutions, etc…

–Julie gets that one. That was a dumb question on my part because there was no way I could win it!!

Charity 0 / Julie 1

2. Favorite piece of jewelry you own and why?

Julie – Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they’ve never been mine. That is until my husband gave me a simple diamond wedding band for our 35th to replace the engagement ring I lost somewhere in my house years ago. Never found it back then, but never really cared either, since diamonds leave me cold. But I have to say, this band is so sweet and simple and doesn’t get caught on anything, so I absolutely love it. But mostly because I love him!

Charity – No Fair! You can’t use a wedding/anniversary bandIMG_6549! ahh. Well, ASIDE from those very meaningful pieces of jewelry, I love a necklace that my son bought me. It is a turquoise, chunky stone on a gold chain. Love it! He was out one day and saw it, so he picked it up for his ol’ ma!!!!

There’s the cute booger now!! —–>

— Has to be a tie!!

Charity 1 / Julie 2

3. What’s the longest you can float on your back in the water?

Julie – Mmmm … never tried, but I can sleep on my back all night long like a mummy corpse, hands crossed over my chest. 😉

Charity – hmm…Well, I could take a nap in the WATER like that. It is not possible to sink me…

— I get that one! woot woot! Who needs the Dead Sea anyway??

Charity 2 / Julie 2

4. Strangest fan experience?

Julie – I have to admit, I’m not overly crazy about the word “fan” because it sets an author apart from her readers, which I don’t like because we are all just women who love God and romance. But the “strangest” (or I should say most original) reader­/friend experience I ever had was because of blog review of A Passion Most Pure that came up in a Google Alert once. I was stunned to read that this reviewer stayed up reading APMP till about 2:00 AM or so, but finally forced herself to go to bed. In the morning she decided she would read just a little bit more while soaking in the bathtub. Would you believe this gal stayed in that tub for all 481 pages till she finished? Well, I didn’t believe it, so I contacted her through her blog because frankly I had questions. Like did she prune? Did she take bathroom or lunch breaks, does she live in Florida where the water would stay warm?? Inquiring minds want to know! That was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Charity – Well, first of all, I love that you feel that way about your “fans” (They still are!). Secondly, wow. haha. That is really gross. The idea of a bath makes me want to throw up. The idea of a cold, dirty, multi-hour bath …well, there are just no words.

I will add to your fan base! I remember emailing you a few years back after I had read your second book about CHARITY and Mitch. I couldn’t believe it because you almost wrote my story in her. So many similarities and you even used my name!!

“Blood surged to her cheeks. ‘I … no, that’s fine. Just fine.’ She staggered back, lightheaded. Settle down, Charity. He’s just a man.” — Couldn’t resist an exerpt!

–Again, dumb question I couldn’t win…

Charity 2 / Julie 3

5. Have you ever found a sand dollar on the beach? (Not at the gift shop! ha).

Julie – Yes, in Marco Island and Naples, Florida, but as pretty as they are, I’d rather find real dollars!

Charity – I have spent MANY hours looking for those darned things. Never found one. My 8 year old (youngest) has taken over for me. He loves looking for shells!!! Still haven’t found one. Had to buy him some from a gift shop. boo!!!

–Julie totally gets that!

Charity 2 / Julie 4

6. Have you ever swam with sharks or dolphins?

Julie – Nope, the closest I’ve ever come is watching Jaws.

Charity – Oh man. Me either. Although, we have seen people find sharks at the Outer Banks when we are on vacation. *shudder*

— Tie

Charity 3 / Julie 5

8. Favorite vacation story?

Julie – Oooo, another good question!10403350_10153279840623455_6893309030632104928_n As a matter of fact, one summer when we took our teenage kids to Disney World, I saw a magazine with Catherine Zeta Jones on the cover, and I remember being overjoyed that she was really short­waisted (at least on this cover), with only two inches or so between her chest and her hips, as well as a little thick in the middle. “Look,” I say to my family in an excited tone, waving the cover in their faces. “Catherine Zeta Jones body is just like mine—she’s really short­waisted!” Well … let me tell you that I never quite lived that down after that, desperately trying explain that I was ONLY referring to her waist. My family called me “Catherine” the rest of that vacation, and my daughter even bought me leopard­skin pants so I could look the part. Which, I’m happy to say, I only wore once on that vacation, and almost never again after that!

Charity – Oh my word! HAHAHA!! Well, I am EXTREMELY short waisted too!! I am legs, boobs, head. Seriously. But, I’m no Catherine like you 😉

I guess I don’t have anything really exciting like that! Hmm. Life is always crazy in my world, so it would be nothing out of the ordinary.

— I am getting obliterated.

Charity 3 / Julie 6

9. How do you strive to bring God the most glory in your life?

Julie – “Strive” is certainly an appropriate word because I work reallllly hard to make Him Lord of my life, predominantly by application of His precepts, which is a major theme in my very first book, A Passion Most Pure, and really all of my books. In APMP, the heroine Faith O’Connor consistently has to learn to forgive and pray for the sister who berates and betrays her and the fiancé who cheats on her, something I also strive to do in my life. In truth, Faith is my spiritual self and mirrors the intimate relationship I long to have with God. Like Faith’s character, I talk and pray to Him as naturally as if He is my best friend (and He is!), but I also get angry with Him too. You might say that Faith and I are emotionally engaged with the God of the Universe—we laugh with Him, tear up at His goodness to us, and worship Him with all of our hearts.

Charity – Beautiful! I love that. We often try too hard to get everything right when all we have to do is just love God. Simply love Him. All the rest falls into place from there. Satan likes to keep us focused on “doing doing doing”.

— God Wins!

Charity 3 / Julie 6

10. Beach Boys or Beatles?

Julie – Oh, wow, tough question there! I’ll have to go with the Beatles because they dominated my life from the minute they hit Ed Sullivan’s stage, and their music was so creative and unique.

Charity – I was a huge Beach Boys fan when I was growing up. Not so much now. In fact, I would have to say NEITHER. I am not really a fan of either one. I know I am going to lose most of my followers now…It may even be illegal to not love the Beatles. We shall see…

— Julie had a favorite…

Charity 3 / Julie 7

11. Are you a good whistler?

Julie – Nope, but I can hum up a storm, which drives my daughter crazy since I never remember any lyrics.

Charity – ha. I love to whistle. Saying that makes me sounds lame. HAHA!

Speaking of humming though…We play “name that hum”. If you ever saw “name that tune” many decades ago, you know how to play. It was my favorite game show when I was growing up. Anyway, we usually play with Christmas songs. You have to go against someone and say how many hums you can name the tune in. The person that gets it with the lowest number of hums wins that round. hahaha. I am always the official “hummer”. I know all the songs.

— I get that one! woot!!

Final:

Charity 4 / Julie 7

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Thank you, Julie! So much fun 🙂 Custom-Balloon-design-tool

Guess whaaaaat????? Julie has agreed to giveaway ANY one of her books to one lucky winner! Oh, did I mention it would be SIGNED??

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You can contact Julie and read excerpts from her books at http://www.julielessman.com, or through Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or Pinterest, as well as sign up for her newsletter. Check out Julie’s group blog, The Seekers, Writers Digest 2013, 2014, and 2015 “Best 101 Websites for Writers,” and Julie’s own personal blog, Journal Jots, voted blog of the month in the Readers’ Choice poll of Book Fun Magazine.

Congratulations, Trixi!!!!

chris pratt

We have a winner!! Trixi Oberembt has found a whopping 19 AUTHORS that have agreed to face-off!!!

This has been SO much fun seeing all the different names come through. It’s really exciting! Thanks to all of you for participating. It was a tight race!! I mean, really tight! I want to give a shout out to Sam Bes for coming in a VERY close second with 18 authors!

Thanks for participating in the Summer Giveaway Challenge. We will try again with a new challenge in a few months. Trixi, some books will be heading your way!