Saturday, September 16, 2017

cherished mercy by tracie peterson



Mercy Flanagan survived the Whitman Massacre as a child, and now her heart's cry is for peace between the native peoples and the white settlers inhabiting Oregon Territory. Unfortunately, most of the settlers would rather the tribes were removed from the land completely, one way or the other, and tensions are rising. Mercy has grown tired of Oregon City and feels that she has a larger purpose in life, so when she learns that family friend Eletta Browning is pregnant, she travels south to the Rogue River Valley to help. 
At the Rogue River Mission, Mercy meets Eletta's brother-in-law, Adam, who has suffered a broken engagement. Mercy finds him attractive, but Adam seems determined to focus on ministering to the local tribes and keeps Mercy at arm's length. 
When tragedy strikes and tensions in the territory reach the boiling point, Mercy is pushed to the limit of her strength. She and Adam must rely on their firm faith in God in order to make it out alive. 


So far, this has got to be my favorite series by Tracie Peterson. 
It is fast paced and leaves you wanting for more. It will keep you turing the pages way past midnight for sure!!
Mercy has a great adventure waiting ahead of her. I felt like I was on one with her. 
There were just so many things that were exciting happening that I could hardly keep up!! 
I'm glad she kept Grace and Hope and their families in the story too!!! I couldn't imagine having that many children to raise!! 
I enjoyed the Indians too. Even though they're human just like us, their lifestyles might be just a little different. I could put myself in their camp and imagine making friends with them. 
However; I didn't like the way they were treated. Fear is the white man's greatest enemy. It grieves me that they were murdered for no reason at all!! 
It what is ruling our world today (Fear) and hate. It will never go away as long as Satan is around. 
Forgiveness, leadership, missionary are at work in this beautifully written story.
Thank you Tacie for another wonderful story!! I can't wait to read the next series!!
I received this book for free. All words are my own opinion and thank you Bethany house for letting me read and review your books!!


Tracie Peterson
Tracie Peterson is a bestselling author who writes in both historical and contemporary genres. Her novels reveal her love for research as well as her strong desire to develop emotionally meaningful characters and stories for her readers. Tracie and her family live in Montana.

pen name: Janelle Jamison

Friday, September 1, 2017

Wheresoever they may be by Teri Wangard

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Book title: Wheresoever They May Be

Wheresoever They May BeAuthor: Terri Wangard

Release date: August 30, 2017
Genre: Historical – World War II
Lily Swanson longs to be a mother. Soon Frank should be home for good and they can furnish a nursery. Maybe even find a bigger house.
Joe Gallagher grew up in a small house with plenty of siblings. He loves the solitude of flying, but the war has dragged on for so long. He’s ready to go home.
Susan Talbot has a bad attitude. She’s estranged from her family and she doesn’t attract friends. But war can bring out the best in people and Susan’s surprised to realize she’s happy.
They all do their part in striving for victory in World War II. Sometimes, though, the danger can be hard to identify.


Teri Wangard is a new author to me.
I love her ability to make me smile, hold my breath, and cry whatever the scene may be about at the time.
I will add her to my list of faves to read. 
I also love some of the bible verses the author has put in there.
Psalm 23 is personally my favorite. 
One verse stands out to me and it's Romans 8:8 There is therefore now NO condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. I feel blessed!
I can relate to the 2nd WW. My granfather fought the Germans. Years later I found all kinds of neat stuff among his discharge papers. An honorable discharge I might add. 
My grandpa told the most amazing " stories" changing them each time lol
My grandma worked in the plastic co same as my grandpa before the war.
They too had to ration.
I love history. I admire the men who fought for freedom. 
I enjoyed Lily's story. She is much like my grandma in many ways. Doing what needed to be done in order to help win the war.
Joe is an interesting person to get to know. I loved being in the plane (even tho I'm scared of heights like Pearl) Imagine getting to see from a different view!!
Much action packed in this novel if you have a love of the WW2. 
This book can be made into a movie too!! I enjoyed this book so much!!
I received this book for free. No compensation was received and all opinions are my own

TerriAbout the Author

Terri Wangard grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the Lombardi Glory Years. Her first Girl Scout badge was the Writer. These days she is writing historical fiction, and won the 2013 Writers on the Storm contest and 2013 First Impressions, as well as being a 2012 Genesis finalist. Holder of a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in library science, she lives in Wisconsin. Her research included going for a ride in a WWII B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. Classic Boating Magazine, a family business since 1984, keeps her busy as an associate editor.

Guest Post from Terri Wangard

After eight years of thinking, breathing, researching B-17s, I was ready to disembark and concentrate on something else. But what? I had a vague idea of three friends who joined the WAC, the WAVES, and the WASPs, but nothing crystalized. Except for the WAC.

I didn’t want to completely turn away from flying, and I prefer topics that aren’t commonly known. How about a grasshopper pilot? My second character was on board.

I had toyed with the idea of a family generational series. A World War II story paired with a World War I story. But no, too unwieldy.
The WAC could have a sister, though, who stayed on the home front and did factory work. Oh, dear. I couldn’t completely stay away from B-17s. She’s building them.
She also needs a husband. He’ll be in the navy, and not on an aircraft carrier. A destroyer! (This was in the works before Sarah Sundin signed a contract for her just-concluded series about destroyer men. I checked with her: She was writing about the Atlantic war; my guy’s in the Pacific. No problem.) I studied the list of Pacific destroyers and, oooh, the Spence. All kinds of possibilities there.
So there I had it: a sailor, his Rosie-the-Riveter wife, her WAC sister, and a grasshopper pilot. They’re all doing their part to help win the war, but sometimes the enemy isn’t obvious.

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September 1: Bibliophile Reviews
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September 3: Janices book reviews
September 4: Live. Love. Read.
September 4: Jeanette’s Thoughts
September 5: Carpe Diem
September 6: Neverending Stories
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September 9: Have A Wonderful Day
September 9: Novels Corner
September 10: Radiant Light
September 10: History, Mystery & Faith
September 11: Daysong Reflections
September 11: Pursuing Stacie
September 12: God’s Little Bookworm
September 13: Blossoms and Blessings
September 13: Marry Hake


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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Promise of Dawn(Under Northern Skies)



When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate, they will never have land or a life of their own.

Signe tries to trust God but struggles with anger and bitterness. She has left behind the only life she knew, and while it wasn't an easy life, it wasn't as hard as what she now faces. When a new addition to the family arrives, Signe begins to see how God has been watching over them throughout their ordeal. But after all that has happened, can she still believe in the promise of a bright future? 




all she left behind by Jane Kirkpatrick



Jennie Pickett is a natural healer, but her dreams to become a doctor in 1870s Oregon put her at odds with the world around her. As she struggles to keep her dream alive, she finds that the road to fulfillment winds past love, heartache, and plenty of surprises along the way.


n many ways I love this book and I definitely love Jane's stories. I especially like how she adds the little tidbits of how she comes up with these stories based on real ppl.
Jennie Pickett is a fascinating
character who went after her dreams even in the toughest of time and actually achieved it. 
I think that this should be classified as Women's Non fiction reason being it was based on a true story. 
I had a hard time in getting into parts of the story tho.
The medical section I had a hard time with. 
I admired Jennie because of her wisdom and the ability to see her dreams through. 
Some ppl have to work harder than others. I'm the same way with Math. I struggle so hard and to me it's not fair when others get it just like that.
my throat constricted in other parts of this beautiful story. 
Thank you Jennie Pickett for making a way for others and thank you Josiah Parrish for being there for my girl!!
Oh and did I mention that my last name is Parrish. It was one of the reasons I wanted to read this book!!
A great book!!
I received this book from Netgalley and was in no way required to review this book 


Jane Kirkpatrick
Kirkpatrick brings us a story of one woman's restoration from personal grief to the meaning of community."

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

On Grounds of Honor by Rebekah Colburn



On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the division of the Civil War is an inescapable reality for many households. For the Turner brothers, it means choosing politics over blood. Although his younger brother goes south to join the Rebels, Jeremiah feels honor-bound to defend the Stars and Stripes even at the risk of meeting Charlie on the battlefield and facing a deeper conflict of loyalties. His wife, Clara, is left behind at Laurel Hill to manage the farm with her father-in-law and his slaves. As the country is torn apart by opposing forces from within, Clara must find the strength to live in a world of uncertainty and change. 

What began as an act of patriotic loyalty for Jeremiah will become a test of character and courage. And as the death toll climbs into the thousands, Clara clings to the desperate hope that her husband will come back to her alive. Before it ends, the war will take far more than they could have anticipated. But in the wake of its destruction, Jeremiah and Clara will learn that sometimes victory can only come through surrender. 


This too is a new author for me. I loved how she writes with precision and accuracy. She also adds fact with fiction and has done her research very well!!
I learned a lot from this novel and there were some favorite quotes and Bible verses that were some of my favorites. 
One is "Peace I leave you Peace I give you". I know this isn't all of the verse but it is what stands out to me the most.
War is ugly but there are things to be learned of it. The world will never be peaceful as long as there are proud men or women too ornery to stand down which brings Pride goeth before a fall or something like that. 
I wanted to read this bc the Civil war is one of my favorite eras of history. 
Forgiveness is also a big part of this story. If you can't forgive yourself or others then you become angry and bitter.
I enjoyed this story so much and thank you Rebekah. I feel very blessed that you have let read and review your book.
I'm ready for book 2! 
I wish I could give this book at 12 star rating. 
I received this complementary copy from the author and in no way required to review this book 


Rebekah Colburn

Rebekah Colburn is the author of the Historical Fiction Series, “Of Wind and Sky.” 

Her desire is to bring history to life with rich stories, compelling characters and inspirational themes which will inspire and encourage her readers.

In 2001 she obtained a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Washington Bible College. Rebekah loves being outdoors and enjoys mountain biking, cycling, and cruising the local waterways with her husband on his jet ski. 

She lives in historic Centreville on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband, teen-aged daughter, two rambunctious dogs, two spoiled cats and a whole lot of chaos.

Bringing Maggie Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer



Hazel DeFord is a woman haunted by her past. While berry picking in a blackberry thicket in 1943, ten-year old Hazel momentarily turns her back on her three-year old sister Maggie and the young girl disappears.

Almost seventy years later, the mystery remains unsolved and the secret guilt Hazel carries has alienated her from her daughter Diane, who can’t understand her mother’s over protectiveness and near paranoia. While Diane resents her mother’s inexplicable eccentricities, her daughter Meghan—a cold case agent—cherishes her grandmother’s lavish attention and affection.
When a traffic accident forces Meghan to take a six-week leave-of-absence to recover, all three generations of DeFord women find themselves unexpectedly under the same roof. Meghan knows she will have to act as a mediator between the two headstrong and contentious women. But when they uncover Hazel’s painful secret, will Meghan also be able to use her investigative prowess to solve the family mystery and help both women recover all that’s been lost? 


Just beautiful and so very sad!!! It brought tears of sadness and tears of joy to my eyes!!
Some of this story eve made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. Call it premonition.
I have loved every one of Kim's books since I've started reading Christian fiction. 
I enjoyed this book so much to the fullest!!
Overprotectiveness can be a good thing and it can be a good thing.
I'm certain situations like Hazels I can definitely understand. 
I'm in agreement with Hazel. No one is so damaged that they can't come to Jesus and be healed. We always have a Father .
You see, God orchestrates things in His own time. He wants us to come to Him on our own.
Yes, I'm Thomas the doubter at times but, aren't we all?
I can only stress that I enjoyed this book 
I received this book for free.. In no way was I required to review this book and all opinions are my own!!!


Kim Vogel SawyerKim Vogel Sawyer is the author of fifteen novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women's fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren. She invites you to visit her Web site at for more information." 

The Action Storybook Bible by David C. Cook


Now is your chance to have DC and Marvel illustrator Sergio Cariello make your child's dream come true!



David C Cook is proud to introduce the newest book in the Action Bible collection: The Action Storybook Bible (coming October 2017). Pre-order The Action Storybook Bible from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or to reserve your copy today. Plus click the graphic below to enter to have a chance to win an illustration of your child as a super hero by Action Bible artist Sergio Cariello (who has also illustrated comics for DC and Marvel!).


The giveaway is open until September 11, 2017, 5:00pm MST.  Your entry must be received by then to be eligible. Five winners will be chosen at random from eligible entrants.


Families see the Bible in motion and put their faith into action! The Action Storybook Bible invites families with young children to explore God’s redemptive story together. An entry point into the world of The Action Bible, it tells of the amazing creation story, powerful kings who reigned over ancient Israel, God’s miraculous gift of eternal life through Jesus, and more! God’s promise for the world is displayed throughout every page. Discover your family’s place in God’s incredible story and together put your faith into action! Interactive features include:
  • Fifteen key episodes from God’s Word—each one loaded with several stories along with over 350 brand-new illustrations throughout.
  • Short and easy readings—for children ages eight and under with rich, colorful images.
  • Life, Faith, Action! features—conclude every episode and invite families to talk about how God moves in the stories, how to see God in life today, how to put faith into action, and how to easily talk to God with a suggested prayer.
  • Hall of Fame visual index—the place to look up favorite Bible characters by discovering their icon connections and finding them in the stories.
Learn more and purchase a copy here.