Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A Spring of Love

Springs of Love is a Novella written by three very talented authors. Laura Hilton, Rachel Good and Thomas Nye. You will enjoy each story in this collection.

 I am going to write a review on  Sold on Love written by Rachel Good rather then revving each story.  What I enjoyed most about this story what the way Rachel gave such details in her writing. Good made you feel through her writing as if you were right there engaging with the characters and being witnesses to the events

I thoroughly enjoyed each story and not one author in this Novella will let you down.  You will enjoy and engaged with each story this Novella contains. I look forward to other books written by each of these authors.


Rachel J. Good grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her Amish novels. A former teacher and librarian, she completed her master of art from Vermont College while raising five children. She is presently a master of fine arts student at Hollins University. In addition to having more than two-thousand articles and twenty books in print or forthcoming under several pseudonyms, she also juggles freelance editing and illustration careers.

For more information about any of these authors you can find them Facebook. 

Abiding Mercy


     "We've located the car, " Agent Sanderson announced. Roslyn gripped the edge of the desk for support. Consumed in a fog of numbness, she swayed in place as Agent Sanderson dismissed two of the agents from the room with a head nod. She sucked in a breath and let it our slowly.

    "And Andriana?" Roslyn searched the agent's eyes. His indiscernible expression masked what he knew, but the suspected he wouldn't have called them into the room without additional information. She gripped the desk nighter, her knuckles turning white with effort. The wait was to much. "Do you have news about my daughter or not?'

    "Not yet," Sanderson replied. "our K9 units have been dispatched. If the child was in the chicle they took after abandoning the jJaguar we'l know shortly. The dogs will pick up your daughters scent int he Buck Skyhawk".

The above excerpt  is just a tease on what you can expect in Ruth Reid Abiding Mercy. This book takes you from past to present and very easy to follow. This story is one that will leave you breathless and wanting more. You will have problems putting it down.  It is truly a thrilling book to read from the beginning to the end.

I would recommend you pick up a copy of this book and even for a friend. I promise you won't be disappointed.

I was given a copy of this copy for my review which I have given.


You can find out more about Ruth on her Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/ruth.reid.121

An Amish Christmas Love is a beautifully written Novella  by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid and Kelly Irivin. Each story will not disappoint you at all, and will leave with a warm feeling of hope and knowing good people are still out there.

I have decided to do a review on Amy Clipston  The Christmas Cat. I just love the title, because if you know Amy you know the love she has for cats.

In this story we meet a widow Emma who is struggling at Christmas without her beloved husband who has passed on. One evening she finds a stay tabby on her porch and as much as she didn't want the cat, the cat had other plans and made itself comfortable in her home.

I just loved this sweet story by Clispton. She always has a way of just making each character very special rather a person or a cat. In the end Emma realized just how much she needed this stray tabby and the tabby needed her. You can read this sweet story of Emma and Hank (tabby).

 I was given a copy of this book for my review for which I have give.


Early Years

A native of New Jersey, I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I often joke that my fiction writing “career” began in elementary school as I wrote and shared silly stories with a close friend. However throughout school, I only considered writing a hobby, and I never dreamt of being an author.
In 1991, I graduated from high school, and my parents and I moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia. My father retired, and my mother went to work full-time. I attended Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, and I graduated with a degree in communications. I met my husband, Joe, during my senior year in college, a few days after my father had a massive stroke. Joe and I clicked instantly, and after a couple of months we started dating. We married four years later.
After graduating from VWC, I took a summer job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, which turned into an eleven-year career. I worked in the Public Affairs Office for four years and then moved into Planning as a writer/editor.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fall Giveaway

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Monday, October 9, 2017

This title makes me think of my childhood and the many dinners shared a round the table with family and friends. At dinner time we were expected to be at the table and sit down to eat as a family. I wonder how many homes in America actually do this? The table is truly the center of family time. It is important as anything else you do in your life. I can't wait to be encouraged and inspired by Amy Clipstons next book. A Place at Our Table. 

I had a chance to interview Amy and ask her questions about her family and her table and what take place. Here is what she had to say.

1. What would your husband say is your best and worst cook attempts?
RESPONSE: Joe would say my best was Parmesan chicken. He says I once tried to make a roast when we were living in our first house, and it turned out as a disaster. I don’t remember this, but he insists we laughed about it.

2.What's something you have wanted to cook but fear cooking?
RESPONSE: I wish I had more time to bake. I’d love to try more Amish recipes, such as whoopie pies or pretzels, but I really don’t have time.

3.Who most often gets the job of washing dishes and how is that decided?
RESPONSE: It’s usually my mother and me, but lately I’ve forced the boys to pitch in too!

4. Does everyone have to try new foods or is it okay to pass (my dad always made me take one bite of anything new - so I'm always curious what other parents do when their kids don't want to try something new)?
RESPONSE: We usually allow people to pass on trying new things, but my younger son is much more adventurous than my older son when it comes to trying new foods.

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Thank you Amy for taking the time out to answer these questions. I can't wait to read this next book.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Farmers Market Mishap

The Farmers Market Mishap is a sequel to The Lopsided Christmas Cake. If you enjoyed meeting twin sisters Elma and Thelma then you  will love them even more in The Farmers Market Mishap.

Things have changed for these two sisters and for the first time these two are living apart. Thelma is happily married and excepting her first child. Elma couldn't be happier for her sister, but still longs for find someone herself to love and love her back. Elma continues to ask herself if she is destine to remain single? Find out more in this sweet story and see how God makes all things work together.

I have enjoyed reading this series written by Wanda and Jean. I hope there maybe one in the making. I think this book would make a wonderful gift for the book lover you know.

I was given ARC for my review.


Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of nearly 90 books with more than 10 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine, USA Today, Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, and Country Woman. Wanda’s books have been translated into four foreign languages.

Jean Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish when she first went to Pennsylvania to visit her father-in-law’s family. Since that time, Jean has become friends with several Amish families and enjoys writing about their way of life. She also likes to put some of the simple practices followed by the Amish into her daily routine. Jean lives in Washington State with her husband, Richard Jr. and their three children, but takes every opportunity to visit Amish communities in several states. In addition to writing, Jean enjoys boating, gardening, and spending time on the beach.

Weddings at Promise Lodge

Welcome back friends. Are you in for a treat! Its wedding season here at Promise Lodge won't you join me in the festivities? All of you favorites friends will be there and even some new ones you may or may not care for, but either case you will be touched by this book and those we have all come to love through Charlotte writings.

Weddings at Promise Lodge is Hubbard's 3rd book in her Promise Lodge series. She, once again will capture your heart in Weddings at Promise Lodge making you wish there was such a place to visit. 

 When an unexpected Leola Duff appears at Promise Lodge and claims that Bishop Monroe has just about ruined her life people start to talk and asking themselves if they jumped to decisions on making him Bishop of their community. Christine on the other hand continues to stand by the truth of what she knows and that is Bishop Monroe is a wonderful man and shouldn't be doubted by any other members. 

I am not going to give an spoilers away. This is a must read book by Hubbard and would be a perfect gift with the coming holidays.

I was given a copy of this book for a review that I have given above.


Many moons ago—like, in 1983 while I was still a school librarian—I sold my first story to True Storymagazine. This launched me into writing about seventy of those “true confessions” stories over the years, and I’ve been a slave to my overactive imagination ever since.
The next big step was selling my first historical romance in 1990, a Zebra Heartfire called Colorado Captive. I quickly sold five more in that genre. They’re all out of print now, but available from used bookstores or at Amazon.com and BN.com. I’ve brought them back in digital format with beautiful new covers, which you can see on my Historical Romances page.
After a long dry spell that entailed major changes in the publishing industry, I resurfaced in a new genre, with a new publisher, editor, and agent who were so excited about my Angels of Mercy series! These four faith-and-family stories are also out of print now, but available at Amazon as Kindle e-books. With Law of Attraction (The Love Secret), I moved into new territory once again—and once again the setting is a place I love to spend time: the Oregon Coast.
Being an author is great fun when you’re selling, but it’s best to have a hide like a rhinoceros and a spouse who gets a regular paycheck! Patience, persistence and just flat-out luck have given me this opportunity to reinvent myself yet again. Those angels I write about keep pulling me through, and are often my friends and family—but I owe a lot to the heavenly beings who bear me up on their wings, as well!
My stories invariably take on a life of their own, different from the way I’ve proposed them: I love it when unforeseen characters and plot twists come along, because they keep me guessing right along with my readers!
I often present workshops at conferences. I belong to Novelists, Inc. and American Christian Fiction Writers.
I love touring historic homes, trying new recipes, crocheting, and playing with my Border collie, Vera—although it’s humbling, having a dog smarter than I am! I’m an ordained Presbyterian deacon, and I devote a lot of time to singing in my church choir, ringing in bell choir, and being a substitute organist. I’m celebrating more than forty-two years with my husband, who—bless him—has never once suggested I get a real job!