Monday, January 20, 2020

A Promise to Keep by Melony Teague Review & Giveaway!

A Promise to Keep JustRead Blog + Quote Tour 
Welcome to the Blog + Quote Tour (and Giveaway!) for A Promise to Keep by Melony Teague, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Promise to Keep by Melony Teague
Title: A Promise to Keep 
Author: Melony Teague 
Publisher: Anaiah Press 
Release Date: January 21, 2020 
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance


Research librarian Savannah Sanderson wants nothing more than to escape into her happily-ever-after novels with their larger-than-life fictional heroes. But a promise to her late husband has her attending her dreaded twenty-year high school reunion, drinking ghastly punch, and taking desperate measures just to keep her vow, even if she has to hide behind the d├ęcor to do it.



Once a reckless troublemaker, Michael McCann fled town after graduation. Now a professional technical rescuer, he’s back for the reunion, but on his trip down memory lane, he soon comes face to face with unresolved issues, namely Savannah.



Before the night is over, a pact between these two old friends will lead them on an adventure into uncharted emotional territory where Michael must confront his past regrets and find the courage to reveal the truth. But can Savannah fly from her sheltered nest and risk her heart on a real-life hero?



PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melony Teague



Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep releases, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.



CONNECT WITH MELONY:  Website | FacebookTwitter | Instagram




TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a prize package including Mocktails book, 4 pins: 2 x Embrace Life, 2x Be Original, 1 large pretty napkin (tropical flowers), 1 small cocktail napkins (with maple leaves on them), A Promise to Keep bookmarks and an Amazon gift card $10 value!


A Promise to Keep JustRead Giveaway


Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 20, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 27, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Open to US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.


Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.








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My Thoughts:

5 Stars!
Oh my word! This is such a fabulous novel! When I first read the description a few months ago I knew that this was a book I wanted to read, so needless to say I jumped at the chance to request a review copy. I was pulled into the story from the first page and hated to stop reading! Savannah was a wonderful heroine, I liked her instantly and my heart broke for all she had been through, I really admired her strength. And as for Michael, can you say SWOON?! I must confess that I have a soft spot for search and rescue heroes, and if you do too then you're gonna love him as much as I did! 
I LOVED the humor in this book, I can't tell you how many times this book had me literally laughing out loud! 
Besides lots of laughs this book has a fabulous message, and a few pretty suspenseful rescue scenes that had me on the edge of my seat! 
I was fascinated by the scenes at and around Niagara Falls, definitely a great armchair vacation. I loved the author's writing style and her witty voice had me totally enthralled with the story from the get-go! This book is a MUST READ!
I absolutely loved A Promise to Keep, and highly HIGHLY recommend it! I can't wait for this author's next book, and I'm hoping she will write a story about Johnnie and Gillian!



I received an ebook copy of this book from the publisher which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Murder at the Courthouse by Meghan Carver Spotlight + Excerpt and a Giveaway!

Murder at the Courthouse JustRead Blog Tour 
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Murder at the Courthouse by Meghan Carver, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Murder at the Courthouse by Meghan Carver
Title: Murder at the Courthouse

Series: Grace Pointe Cozy Mystery #1

Author: Meghan Carver

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Release Date: October 28, 2019



The first book in the Grace Pointe Cozy Mystery Series!



“Fiction is a waste of time.”



The heated comment made by a church library ministry team member shocks MacKenzie Baker, but it quickly becomes the least of her worries.




MacKenzie Baker is an impetuous, eavesdropping small-town librarian who lives in the apartment above the parsonage garage and refuses to be defined as the pastor’s single sister. She thought she was happy for years re-shelving books and helping patrons find their next great read, but as she turns forty, she suddenly struggles to figure out what more to do with her life. Solving murders in her small town of Grace Pointe wasn’t a part of her plan...until she and her brother find a local judge who had come to Pastor Baker for counseling murdered in his chambers, hit over the head with a massive volume of the Indiana Code.



Now, to clear the name of a family friend, she begins to work with the handsome criminal justice professor Ian Canter. Even though the detective with the chocolate brown eyes tells her to stick with making casseroles for the church pitch-in, she soon discovers the Judge’s scheming wife, his rebellious teen daughter, a network of lawyers in Grace Point who were disgruntled with the Judge, and even secrets that lurk among the library ministry team. But with the help of her new kitten Mr. Darcy, her best friend Callie, and her always-pastoring brother, MacKenzie debates the pros and cons of attending law school mid-life while she searches out a killer.



Welcome to Grace Pointe… where most of the people are friendly, the church is to die for, and the sleuthing is as strong as the coffee.



PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Meghan Carver

By sixth grade, Meghan Carver knew she wanted to write. After earning a degree in English from Millikin University, she detoured to law school, earning a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University. She then worked in immigration law and taught Comp 101 at the local college. Now, she homeschools her six children with her college professor husband, writing her stories of cozy mystery and romantic suspense in the nooks and crannies of her time. Her debut novel hit the Publisher's Weekly Bestseller list. When she isn't writing, homeschooling, or planning the family's next travel adventure, she is active in her church, sews for her kidlets, and reads.



CONNECT WITH MEGHAN: Website | Facebook Twitter | Instagram




TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a Cozy Mystery Prize Pack including a “I’d rather be reading a cozy mystery” tee-shirt – size and color to be determined by winner, a signed paperback of Murder at the Courthouse, and $10 Amazon gift card!

(Tee Sizes: small – xxx-large, colors: white, red, gray, pink, or green)

Murder at the Courthouse JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 14, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 21, 2020. US only. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.






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EXCERPT

"Sleep was slow to come as her mind replayed snatches and pieces of conversations she had overheard throughout the morning. A judge was dead in Grace Pointe. How could this have happened in their peaceful little town?"






Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Cover Reveal: The Trouble with Love by Toni Shiloh


Today I am absolutely delighted to share with you the cover of The Trouble with Love by Toni Shiloh! This is book one in her Faith & Fortune series and releases on May 26, 2020!

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Ta-da! Isn't it gorgeous?! I cannot wait to read this story and it's up for pre-order now!


Blurb: 

I, Holiday Brown, have it all. A platinum record. Multi-million dollar home in Manhattan that I share with my two best friends. Life is looking fantastic until my roommate’s brother decides to bunk in our guestroom while his house gets renovated.

W. Emmett Bell has always been the bane of my existence. He’s annoying, stubborn, a know it all, and just might be the most gorgeous man I’ve ever laid eyes on. But I refuse to fall for him. Then his sister’s threatened by a stalker and dynamics change. His unwavering faith isn’t quite as self-righteous as I’d always thought, and maybe he has a good side I’ve overlooked all these years.

Or maybe it’s all too much trouble.

The Trouble With Love is the first book in the Christian Chick Lit series: Faith & Fortune.
 


About the Author

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace of the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior.
She writes soulfully romantic novels to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.
Before pursuing her dream as a writer, Toni served in the United States Air Force. It was there she met her husband. After countless moves, they ended up in Virginia, where they are raising their two boys.
When she’s not typing in imagination land, Toni enjoys reading, playing video games, ​making jewelry, and spending time with ​her family.
Toni is a member of the American Christian ​Fiction Writers (ACFW) and of the Virginia ​Chapter.

You can learn more at her website as well as find links to follow her on Social media and sign up for her newsletter: http://tonishiloh.com

Saturday, January 11, 2020

On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White Review and Giveaway!

On Wings of Devotion JustRead Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M. White, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

On Wings of Devotion by Roseanna M White 
Title: On Wings of Devotion

Series: The Codebreakers #2

Author: Roseanna M. White

Genre: Historical Romance

Publisher: Bethany House

Release Date: January 7, 2020



Against Every Warning, She's Drawn Ever Closer to the Man Known as "Black Heart" 




All of England thinks Major Phillip Camden a monster--a man who deliberately caused the deaths of his squadron. But he would have preferred to die that day with his men rather than be recruited to the Admiralty's codebreaking division. The threats he receives daily are no great surprise and, in his opinion, well deserved.



As nurse Arabelle Denler observes the so-dubbed "Black Heart," she sees something far different: a hurting man desperate for mercy. And when their families and paths twist together unexpectedly, she realizes she has a role to play in his healing--and some of her own to do as well.




With Camden's court-martial looming, an old acquaintance shows up, intent on using him in a plot that sends the codebreakers of Room 40 into a frenzy. With their fragile hopes for the future in the cross hairs, Arabelle and Camden must hold on to hope--and to each other--if they want to survive.



PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Christianbook 




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Roseanna M. White

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award-nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.



CONNECT WITH ROSEANNA: Website | Facebook Twitter | Instagram




TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a On Wings of Devotion inspired prize pack including a Recreation RFC Pilot Wings pin, a mini globe, Cadbury Chocolate, Caddie the Cocker Spaniel (handmade by Roseanna), and One Seat and Tea Package for an Online Tea Party Book Club with Roseanna (Winner's choice of scheduled dates. Includes treats, loose-leaf tea, and book club goodies. A $25 value! For more information, visit http://www.roseannamwhite.com/tea-party-book-club/.)!

On Wings of Devotion giveaway JR

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 7, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 14, 2020. US only. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.






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My Thoughts:

Oh this book, be still my heart! Words simply cannot express the depth of my adoration for this story! 
To be honest I didn't like Phillip Camden very much in The Number of Love, he struck me as an arrogant jerk, even though there were hints that he had quite a lot of baggage, however I felt the exact same way about Willa in A Name Unknown and actually wasn't planning to read A Song Unheard because I disliked her so much but I was persuaded to give her story a try and it became one of my all time favorite books. So I was willing to give On Wings of Devotion a try because I knew that Roseanna could make me like Phillip, and boy did she ever!
I was drawn into this story from page one and I absolutely hated to set it down!
I instantly liked Arabelle. I was blown away at times by the depths of her generosity and kindness, and I'm challenging myself to be more like her! I could also very much relate to her as I too am quite tall and definitely far from drop dead gorgeous. The way Camden fell in love with her heart and who she truly was totally melted me into a puddle! 
This story is everything and more! It is an absolute treat to read, and I loved every minute I spent immersed in it! Fellow fans of Roseanna M. White's books will be absolutely thrilled by the cameo appearances of several of our favorite characters, I literally grinned and squealed every time one of my beloved friends showed up on the page!  
On Wings of Devotion was my first read of 2020 and I already know it will have a spot on my list of favorite reads of the year! 
I could go on and on forever gushing about how amazing this book is and how much I totally and completely adored it! My life is richer and happier for having read On Wings of Devotion! Love, love, LOVED IT! On Wings of Devotion is definitely one for the keeper shelf, and I can't wait for the third book in The Codebreakers series! Trust me, you need this book in your life, go grab yourself a copy ASAP! You can thank me later! 
(5 Stars, but I wish I could give it more!)


I received a copy of this book from the publisher. Which did not influence my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

My Favorite Books of 2019!


I read 120 books in 2019 and there were so many of them that I absolutely loved that it was super difficult to narrow it down to my top favorites, but after much deliberation I finally got it down to these 24! So here they are, my favorite books of 2019! (In no particular order!)


1. The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel

2. The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel

3. All of You by Sarah Monzon

4. With You Here by Sarah Monzon

5. Then There Was You by Kara Isaac

6. Sweet on You by Becky Wade

7. When He Found Me by Victoria Bylin

8. Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by Bethany Turner

9. Now and Then and Always by Melissa Tagg

10. Risking Love by Toni Shiloh

11. You Belong With Me by Tari Faris

12. The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey

13. Vow of Justice by Lynette Eason

14. False Security by Angela Ruth Strong

15. Lake Season by Denise Hunter

16. Love, Laughter, and Luminarias by Jaycee Weaver

17. Above the Fold by Rachel Scott McDaniel

18. Mistletoe Menagerie by Janine Rosche

19. Ford by Susan May Warren

20. Between Stairs and Stardust by Pepper Basham

21. Love Me by Alexa Verde

22. Once Upon a Christmas novella collection by Andrea Boyd, Mikal Dawn, Toni Shiloh, Angela Ruth Strong, and Jaycee Weaver

23. Royally Yours novella collection by Melissa Tagg, Betsy St. Amant, Liz Johnson, and Ashley Clark


24. The Dating Charade by Melissa Ferguson