I would love to introduce you to…

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I found the most DELIGHTFUL blog the other day. Miss Lindsey Zimpel is a teenage girl that rates books for other teenage girls. She goes through and painfully takes every scene of action, sexual content (she only does Christian books, so this includes kissing, hand holding, touching and any scenes like that), spiritual content, etc… She even rates it based on age level.

So, head on over there and take a look if you are wondering what is in a book!! You will find an extensive list of hundreds of books she has rated. Awesome!!!

Link to the giveaway she’s doing is in the pic on the left.

Link to her blog is HERE or pic below.

I am so impressed by this young lady!!! Show her some serious love! ❤

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His love is true.

His love is true.

Today is quite a day! I am reading a new series that is absolutely WONDERFUL! I am enjoying it immensely! I can’t wait to share my review of the first book and have my face-off with Dawn CrandallTOMORROW!!

Dauntless (Valiant Hearts)I am also still laughing at how much fun it was to chat with Dina Sleimanas her book released yesterday. She had me rolling with her fun stories and antics!

Make sure you check out her book, Dauntless. It is such a fun read!

I am so excited to introduce another author to you as well!!  Her name is Susie Finkbeiner. An image posted by the author.I will be doing a “face-off” with her soon so that you can get to know her.

So, overall, it’s gonna be a pretty great day (:

I am so thankful that God has given me this opportunity to blog and read so many books. I have made new friends that are absolutely awesome!!! He created me and put the desires in my heart and has now fulfilled them. I feel honored. There are so many people I know that love to read. I am truly grateful for this opportunity!

Oh my goodness gracious!

I am so excited about the next few weeks. I have so many AMAZING books to share with you guys. I am blown away by how awesome God is. He has given me such a blessing with this job that I can do in spite of my health. He truly created us to have what our heart most desires when we seek to bring Him glory.

Over the next few weeks, we will have a multitude of Face-Off’s, some new games, reviews of some INCREDIBLE books and GIVEAWAYS!!! Take a look at some of the books I am reading right now:

   

   

    

The Last Rescue: How Faith and Love Saved a Navy SEAL Sniper —- by Howard Wasdin

with Joel Kilpatrick

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How do you go from being the most highly trained warrior, in one of the most infamous battles of our time, to full time family man and a 9-5 job? In this follow up book to best seller SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper, we find the story behind what got him through those darkest and hardest moments. As he strives to find his worth and a place in the world, he takes us through his struggles and most intimate failures and weaknesses.

I found that it was virtually impossible to set this book down. The writing was excellent and the story kept you wanting more. PTSD is such a scary topic for, both, those that experience it and those that know nothing about it. Having someone so respected and so in love with Jesus, openly dealing with his wounds, will bring about healing in many lives. Howard and Debbie are beautifully human and loveable in all their faults.

Please pick up a copy. This is a book you won’t regret reading; especially if you are personally struggling with PTSD, or know someone that is. (Link is in the picture above).

Thank you, BookLook Blogs, for sending me a copy of this book for my opinion. Here’s to many more!!

Buttermilk Sky

by Jan Watson

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Jan Watson is an author that is completely new to me. I had never read anything by her and was excited to review this book. As you know from past reviews, the front cover is a major selling point for me and this is a beautiful cover! Unfortunately, the positive attributes of this book end there.

The story has multiple main characters. It is supposed to be centered around Mazy Pelfrey and how she will decide between the two men in her life. What is it that she really wants for her future? However, the author is continually sidetracked with characters that are completely irrelevant to the story. Every little bit of scenery and every mundane activity seems to be written in great detail with many confusing side stories and details. Furthermore, there is nothing exceptionally likeable about any of the characters and the ending is quite abrupt.

The epilogue tells us who she chose. It doesn’t show how or when. It also tries to wrap up all the characters in a nice little package that has absolutely nothing to do with the storyline. Not only is it unrealistic, it is completely ridiculous. The whole epilogue completely blew my mind. I have never seen an author do this before.

Believe me, I hate to give a scathing review. Unfortunately, there was nothing I liked about this story that could redeem it.

I do thank you, Tyndale House Publishers, for giving me a copy of this book for my review. Here’s to many more!!

The Brickmaker’s Bride

by Judith Miller

books-the-brickmakers-brideI’m going to be honest. This is the first book I have read by Judith Miller, which is surprising since she is known for both historical and Amish fiction.

Ewan McKay has moved from Ireland to West Virginia to make his life as the proprietor and manager of a brickyard. Laura Woodfield is invested in his brickyard and wants to do everything she can to help. What is a story without a bit of intrigue though? Of course, Laura has a “secret” that she knows will ruin her chances of love, so she is resolved to live life in a loveless marriage.

Usually a story has many ups and downs. You have huge calamities and make you wonder when and how things will work out. This book was an easy read because it was smooth. It was not going from one big catastrophe to the next. I also have to say that I was impressed with her knowledge of the history of brickmaking. She definitely did her research for this book!!

That being said, who wants to WIN A FREE COPY of this book? Just leave me a comment (WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS) in the comment section below. You may comment as a guest, just let me know how to get ahold of you in case you win (: I would also appreciate it if you would share this post to give others a chance to win.

If you would like to pick up a copy, just click here.

**Thanks, netgalley, for a copy of this book! Here’s to many more reviews!!

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This could be your copy!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, OCTOBER!!!

So, you may have guessed it… OCTOBER IS MY BIRTHDAY MONTH!! Yes, we like to over-celebrate things a bit in this house. What can I say? You need to have some fun in your life. September was 99 Days ’til Christmas month! (we didn’t have anything else going on…)

That being said, it works out great for you. My readers are going to score, big time, for my birthday month. I have a bunch of books that I’ll be giving away in October. Almost every one of them is a new release (as in, releasing THIS MONTH! Yup, they must have known about my birthday month too).

Sign up, share with your friends and get ready. Here we go… My first giveaway will be TODAY, OCTOBER 1ST!!

Stay tuned…

Lots ‘o Giveaways!!

So, some exciting news? I have lots of giveaways coming up in the month of October!!!! Lots of new release books…

Check out the top of your screen (mobile) and you will see a little +sign. Click on that and there you can fill in your email, or just click “follow”. Easy Peasy.

I will have both fiction and non-fiction books to give away. Even an awesome book that is coming to screen this Fall. Hold onto your seats!!!! It’s gonna be a fun filled October (:

So, hurry up! Do not delay!! Put in your email addy and wait for it…