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Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Express Bride by Kimberly Woodhouse

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ABOUT THE BOOK

The Wilderness Is a Great Place to Hide
Jacqueline Rivers manages a Pony Express station in 1860 Utah territory after her father’s death. There are daily stresses placed on her in this unconventional role—and now a government official is asking her to sniff out counterfeiters. When Elijah Johnson passes through on the stage while on an exhausting quest to find his boss’s heir, he doesn’t want to leave the beguiling station manager. In fact, he may never leave when caught in the crossfire of the territory’s criminal activities. Jackie can’t decide if Elijah is friend or foe. Can she remain strong when secrets of the past and present are finally unearthed?

Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse.

More in the Daughters of the Mayflower series:
The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1620 Atlantic Ocean (February 2018)
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1725 New Orleans (April 2018)
The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep – set 1760 during the French and Indian War (June 2018)
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1774 Philadelphia (August 2018)​
The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (October 2018)
The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (December 2018)
The Alamo Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1836 Texas (February 2019)
The Golden Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1849 San Francisco (April 2019)
The Express Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1860 Utah territory (July 2019).



MY REVIEW

I finished this great book last night. It was so  very  good that I couldn't put it down!! 
I was very excited to learn that it was about the pony express!!  Not much is written about the pony express and it plays a great part in our mail's history. 
This story is very exciting!! I felt like I was one of the riders delivering the mail and it went from East to West. I thought to myself what about from the South to the North? Doesn't mail have  to run that way too? 
I loved Jackie from the start. Her personality is awesome!! I think I'd love to have her as an older sister to look up to. I connected with her right away! She sure knows her stuff and I love that her heart is for the Lord. It shows in everything she does! 
I liked Elijah too. Even though his heart is in the right place he still has a lot to learn.
I wanted to hold him and take care of him throughout the whole story. He is my hero!! and so is Mr. Crowell! I liked Mr. Crowell immediately as well. His personality is wonderful! 
I loved the mystery that went on in this book.  Of course, I"m a pretty good guesser at the whole done it stuff especially as the author writes the minute Jackie said something to Mr.  Williamson his face changed into a frown and shoved her out the door rather rudely I might add. 
I love this author and I will look forward to more stories written by her. 
I received a copy from Netgalley and no compensations were received. All opinions are my own!!  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kimberley Woodhouse is the best-selling author of more than twenty books who loves the JOY of story. A lover of history and research, she often gets sucked into the past and then her husband has to lure her out with chocolate. She's spoken to more than 800,000 people at more than 2,000 venues and has taught the craft of writing around the country. Married to the love of her life for twenty-five plus years, she makes her home in Montana. You can connect with Kimberley at: www.kimberleywoodhouse.comwww.facebook.com/KimberleyWoodhouseAu...


 

A Reluctant Bride by Jody Hedlund

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ABOUT THE BOOK

After facing desperate heartache and loss, Mercy agrees to escape a bleak future in London and join a bride ship. Wealthy and titled, Joseph leaves home and takes to the sea as the ships surgeon to escape the pain of losing his family. He has no intention of settling down, but when Mercy becomes his assistant, they must fight against a forbidden love.


MY REVIEW

What can I say about this book except another wonderful story written by Jody Hedlund and that I'm never disappointed when I read a new book by her? Right on both accounts!!
Jody does wonders with her characters and I enjoy making new friends with them! Too bad they weren't real people and too bad I couldn't pop into the story like Mary Poppins pops into sidewalk chalk paintings. How wonderful that would be!! 
I think Mercy would be my favorite character. I love her kind and compassionate ways towards others and always wanting to lend a helping hand where ever she may be at the time.
Now, doesn't Joseph remind you of someone always running away? I thought about this as I read through the book. And as usual I didn't think much about him. I still "liked him" and I enjoyed reading how his character changed like we can if we allow God to do His work in us instead of running in the opposite direction thinking we can do it all on our own.
Yes, change is scary but sometimes it can be for the good. I've had to do it even though I had no say so in it as I was only 14 at the time we moved to a new state, school, neighborhood and everything else. As I got older I adapted to it but really there's no place like home. 
And too home is where the people you love are and with God in your heart you can never be lonely! 
I think the thing I enjoyed most was the historic part of it as I love history. I always learn something new about a place and I even love the name of the town and sometimes I wonder how the author comes up with the name.
I loved going with Mercy and the other women to a new place. And of course I loved the ship they traveled on since I am a ocean liner buff. Ships fascinate me for some reason.
There wasn't anything about this story I didn't like. It was all very well written
I received a complintary copy from Bethany House publishers with no compensation received and all opinions are my own! 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jody Hedlund
Jody Hedlund is the author of over twenty historicals for both adults and teens and is the winner of numerous awards including the Christy, Carol, and Christian Book Award.

Jody lives in central Michigan with her husband, five busy children, and five spoiled cats. Although Jody prefers to experience daring and dangerous adventures through her characters rather than in real life, she’s learned that a calm existence is simply not meant to be (at least in this phase of her life!).

When she’s not penning another of her page-turning stories, she loves to spend her time reading, especially when it also involves consuming coffee and chocolate.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

On a Summer Tide by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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ABOUT THE BOOK

When her father buys an island off the coast of Maine with the hope of breathing new life into it, Camden Grayson thinks hes lost his mind. An unexpected event sends Cam to his rescue, and she discovers the island has its own way of living . . . and loving.



MY REVIEW

I loved this new story by Suzanne. At first I wasn't sure I'd like it. 
I loved the characters and feel like I have made friends with them.
The house sounds like the house with the same colors in our Tates Creek area in my it's a one level house. Ugly as sin!
The coon cat is my favorite. I laughed until I cried because anyone that owns a cat knows what they do lol!!
Peg Legg ( love the nickname) can't cook worth a hoot and I never met anyone who can ruin coffee or biscuits. I love her personality. 
She's a stranger but the first time you meet her it's like you've known her all your life.
I think however the sisters are over dramatic. Some of the things especially Maddie can blow things out of proportion. But, then again we all can.
I loved Paul's enthusiasm about the Island. But he's in for a total surprise where that's concerned. 
Paul's daughters are something else altogether!! Oh my the sibling rivalry!!
Almost makes me wish I had sisters but not quit. I'm rather spoiled you know. 
I enjoyed watcher Cooper. Cooper is special!! He's a sweet little boy and a very confused one. I enjoyed watching him grow.
I think the favorite sister for me would be Blaine. Her feelings are a lot like mine. Always overlooked, everything gets turned around on her to make her look like the bad person and she's really not!! So I can really relate to her.
The least one I like is Cam For reasons unknown she comes off as a do gooder or I am better than you attitude.
Madison is the middle sister
I almost feel sorry for her. I think I'm to call her a show off. 
Jealousy is never a good thing because it can turn a person into ugly. God doesn't like ugly and we certainly know who is behind all of that!! Yep you guess it Satan!!
Grief is another thing that can bury a person. By this I mean keeping it all in and bottling it in is never a good thing either. Eventually it all comes out when u least expect it. Grief does not have a time to be through. It's not easy to loose someone when they pass. I know this from experience.
All in all I always enjoy the author's stories but her Amish stories will remain my favorite.
I strongly recommend this book. I received this book from the publisher with no compensations received and all opinions are my own


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Suzanne Woods FisherSuzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling, award winning author of fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books, host of the radio-show-turned-blog Amish Wisdom, a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. 

Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain. A theme in her books (her life!) is that you don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate the principles of simple living. 
Suzanne lives in California with her family and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To her way of thinking, you just can't life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth. 

Suzanne can be found on-line at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com

Between Us Guys by Joel Fitzpatrick

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ABOUT THE BOOK

This easy-to-use, life-changing book for fathers and sons gives readers the tools to have important conversations with boys about life, faith, and being a man. With a conversational and captivating tone, fathers and other caregivers are guided into having gospel-focused conversations with boys about a wide range of topics from social justice and friendships to money, anger, and more.

Dads are given an incredible opportunity to be one of the primary influences in their children’s lives for the gospel. By inviting conversations in every arena of life, fathers pass down the message of Christ to the next generation. As a youth and family pastor and father to a young boy who’s entered into many of these conversations, Joel Fitzpatrick knows it’s important not to shy away from difficult subjects.

But he also knows dads and other caregivers need help in how to have intentional conversations with boys about God, themselves, and what difference knowing the gospel makes to their everyday life. Fitzpatrick invites fathers to share with their sons how the gospel shapes all aspects of life, including how they treat women, people from other ethnic groups, and much more. Specific, practical help is given to dads through suggested activities, God’s Word, and insightful questions.

In a world where television, the internet, social media, and gaming culture have taken away from quality time spent between fathers and sons, Between Us Guys urges readers to lean in to important conversations with the grace and knowledge of Christ


MY REVIEW

I loved how the author describes the differences between man and then there's a man.
By this, I mean some fathers are not around all the time for some reason or another. Then, there are men that really enjoy being a father and want to be around their children.
When I first opened this book I felt kind of weird because this was a book that talks about how to be a father to their sons or son. 
I learned quite a lot of interesting things about what it takes to be a father and not just make the baby and then leave or just being around for show. ( Not the word I'm looking for but maybe I'll find it later)
The author engages us in some wonderful biblical pamessages throughout the book. 
I think this book would be wonderful to use in Bible studies or Sabbath School/ Sunday school.
It would also be a wonderful gift to give someone.
I strongly recommend this book.
I received this book from the publisher with no compensations received. All opinions are my own!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joel Fitzpatrick has served as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America with a focus on youth and family. He received his MDiv from Westminster Seminary California. Joel lives in southern California with his wife of 16 years and their two children.


Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin

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ABOUT THE BOOK

In spring 1918, Lieutenant Colin Mabry, a British soldier working with MI8 after suffering injuries on the front, receives a message by carrier pigeon. It is from Jewel Reyer, the woman he once loved and who saved his life--a woman he believed to be dead. Traveling to France to answer her urgent summons, he desperately hopes this mission will ease his guilt and restore the courage he lost on the battlefield.

Colin is stunned, however, to discover the message came from Jewel's half sister, Johanna. Johanna, who works at a dovecote for French Army Intelligence, found Jewel's diary and believes her sister is alive in the custody of a German agent. With spies everywhere, Colin is skeptical of Johanna, but as they travel across France and Spain, a tentative trust begins to grow between them.

When their pursuit leads them straight into the midst of a treacherous plot, danger and deception turn their search for answers into a battle for their lives



MY REVIEW

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Katie did not disappoint. I love her writing and the research that goes into making a wonderful story.
I loved the lessons and Spiritual messages that are in this book.
There is also action that will make you reel and that is what I like. 
Pigeons are annoying. I do not like them because if you're under one or if they fly over you they will poop on you. However; from this book I learned differently even though they're still annoying to me. 
I love Colin and Johanna. Even though Colin sort of annoyed me. I'd still like to have him as my protector.
I love how the author shows us that even men can be vulnerable too at times. It just shows that they're human.
Johanna is a woman after my own heart. I love her adventurous side. At least she didn't scream like Spiderman's dumb girlfriend did at everything. Johanna knew what needed to be done and went after it.
I had fun reading this book. I went after a copy from Netgalley since my book hasn't gotten here yet. My nose was hurting me to see what was inside lol. Thank you Netgalley!
I like how God closes one door and opens another even though that may not be what we want. Sometimes what he does is better!! 
And yes, it can hurt but with time who knows what adventures lie ahead!!
I strongly recommend this book.
I received a copy from Netgalley and no compensation were received. All opinions are my own!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kate BreslinFormer bookseller-turned-author Kate Breslin enjoys life in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and family. A writer of travel articles and award-winning poetry, Kate received Christian Retailing's 2015 Best Award for First Time Author and her first novel, For Such A Time, won American Christian Fiction Writers 2015 Carol Award. Kate's third novel, High As The Heavens, released in June, 2017. When she's not writing inspirational fiction, Kate enjoys reading or taking long walks in Washington's beautiful woodlands. She also likes traveling to new places, both within the U.S. and abroad, having toured Greece, Rome, and much of Western Europe. New destinations make for fresh story ideas. Please visit her at www.katebreslin.com



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No Place Like Here
By Christina June
Young Adult Contemporary
Paperback, Audiobook & ebook, 288 Pages
May 21st 2019 by Blink

From Christina June, author of It Started with Goodbye and Everywhere You Want to Be, comes No Place Like Here, a modern twist on Hansel and Gretel.

Ashlyn Zanotti has big plans for the summer. She's just spent a year at boarding school and can't wait to get home. But when Ashlyn's father is arrested for tax evasion and her mother enters a rehab facility for "exhaustion," a.k.a. depression, her life is turned upside down.

The cherry on top? Ashlyn's father sends her to work with a cousin she doesn't even know at a rustic team-building retreat center in the middle of nowhere. A self-proclaimed "indoor girl," not even Ash's habit of leaving breadcrumb quotes--inspirational sayings she scribbles everywhere--can help her cope.

With a dangerously careless camp manager doling out grunt work, an overbearing father trying to control her even from prison, and more than a little boy drama to struggle with, the summer is full of challenges. And Ashlyn must make the toughest decision of her life: keep quiet and follow her dad's marching orders, or find the courage to finally stand up to her father to have any hope of finding her way back home.

Fans looking for stories with elements of drama, romance, friendship, and an unflinching look into navigating and improving even the most difficult parent-teen relationships need look no further.


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MY REVIEW

What a beautiful cover!! It is what drove me to read it. 
This is a new to me author and as soon as I got the book I discovered it was a part if a series! Darn I always do that!!
But anyway I loved the characters and I especially loved the setting!!
It sort of reminds me of my own camp days when I was a little girl up til I was a teen. 
Days spent at camp were fun because I was always having fun and learning new things. Sometimes even making new friends was a part of it.
I also liked this novel because the author shows us that even our parents are human and can ha e their own set of problems.
I don't know much about depression but it can be a serious thing. 
Sometimes even parents can mess up and when serious things like with Ashlyn's dad, it can hurt the whole family even your kids. Wow!! 
I enjoyed this story and I strongly recommend it. 
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and no compensations were received. All opinions are my own
P.S. I wish I would have known this was on Netgalley. I would have read an earlier copy of it


About the Author





Christina June writes young adult contemporary fiction when she’s not writing college recommendation letters during her day job as a school counselor. She loves the little moments in life that help someone discover who they’re meant to become – whether it’s her students or her characters. Christina is a voracious reader, loves to travel, and hopes to one day be bicoastal – the east coast of the US and the east coast of Scotland. She lives in Virginia with her husband and daughter. She is the author of IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE, EVERYWHERE YOU WANT TO BE, and NO PLACE LIKE HERE.


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Monday, May 13, 2019

The King's Mercy by Lori Benton

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ABOUT THE BOOK

For readers of Sara Donati and Diana Gabaldon, this epic historical romance tells of fateful love between an indentured Scotsman and a daughter of the 18th century colonial south.

When captured rebel Scotsman Alex MacKinnon is granted the king's mercy--exile to the Colony of North Carolina--he's indentured to Englishman Edmund Carey as a blacksmith. Against his will Alex is drawn into the struggles of Carey's slaves--and those of his stepdaughter, Joanna Carey. A mistress with a servant's heart, Joanna is expected to wed her father's overseer, Phineas Reeves, but finds herself drawn instead to the new blacksmith. As their unlikely relationship deepens, successive tragedies strike the Careys. When blame falls unfairly upon Alex he flees to the distant mountains where he encounters Reverend Pauling, itinerate preacher and friend of the Careys, now a prisoner of the Cherokees. Haunted by his abandoning of Joanna, Alex tries to settle into life with the Cherokees, until circumstances thwart yet another attempt to forge his freedom and he's faced with the choice that's long hounded him: continue down his rebellious path or embrace the faith of a man like Pauling, whose freedom in Christ no man can steal. But the price of such mercy is total surrender, and perhaps Alex's very life


MY REVIEW


A captivating book that will leave you hanging on until the very end!
I just love love Lori's books!! I love how they leave you thinking about the book long after it ends! 
I know I know I keep repeat ing myself  but hey! That's what i!I'm supposed to do right? Well, anyway I just enjoyed being talk back to that time and place and I kept wanting to scream at Joanna and wanting to beat Phineas up retched  man!!
I could imagine being and living on Severn.  A beautiful place the way the author described it. I could actually hear Alex working in the blacksmith shop and all sorts of action going on!
I think the thing I liked most was how Joanna stood up for what she believed in and stuck to her guns. I didn't think it was fair that she was forced to grow up but we have no control over what life deals is but we can choose how we deal with it. 
Alex is fascinating. From his accent right down to his body build if y'all know What I mean? lol! But seriously I enjoyed watching him change not the man I knew he could be! 
The reverend I thought was especially the best kind of person! I felt like he was the kind of friend that I can turn to if I wanted to tell deepest, darkest secret. If course if I actually had one! 
I love how he could look into your soul and without saying anything know what you're thinking before you say it!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Waterbrook and Multnomah. No compensations were received and all opinions 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Lori BentonLori Benton was born and raised east of the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by early American and family history going back to the 1600s. Her novels transport readers to the 18th century, where she brings to life the Colonial and early Federal periods of American history, creating a melting pot of characters drawn from both sides of a turbulent and shifting frontier, brought together in the bonds of God's transforming grace.
When she isn’t writing, reading, or researching 18th century history, Lori enjoys exploring the mountains with her husband.
Burning Sky, Lori's debut novel, was a finalist for the ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award, and winner of the 2014 Christy Award for First Novel, Historical, and Book of the Year. 



Crossing at Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman



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ABOUT THE BOOK

Sailing and soldiering around the world has taken Caleb O’Shea far from his native Ireland, so he never imagined that a promise to see a fellow crewman safely home would practically land him on his brother’s doorstep. After spending years away from his family, Caleb isn’t certain what kind of reception he will receive when he steps foot in Natchez, Mississippi. The one thing he knows for sure is that he won’t stay long.

Since her sister was kidnapped by river pirates six months ago, Alanah Adams has taken special care to avoid drawing attention to herself. Those living in the rough-and-tumble settlement of Cypress Creek might even think she’s addled. But when she stumbles into Caleb and his friends in Natchez, she appears to be the picture-perfect lady.

Caleb only catches glimpses of the mysterious and beautiful Alanah before she disappears. But a chance encounter with her at his brother’s logging camp near Cypress Creek leaves him uncomfortable at the thought of the young woman traversing the dangerous area alone. At a crossroads in his life, Caleb must decide whether he wants to give up the worldly adventures he’s been seeking for one closer to home.


MY REVIEW

I love this book!! I've learned things about roots and herbs that I have not know before!! I wonder if we'd all be better off using herbs and roots like they did back in the old days? I know that maybe we'd save bunches of money on prescriptions and just maybe we'd live a little longer? One can always hope
I can't imagine living a place where there are highway men out to kill others. That is just wrong! 
I also think that Pastor Jude's thinking is wrong too!! All men need saved. No man is exempt. We are all created equal in the eyes of God's eyes. All fall short of the Glory of God. Everyone needs forgiveness and all we need to do is ask. I couldn't believe that a pastor would actually think that way! That's just terrible!! 
A question was asked in this book but I can't remember where. I think that someone asked why can't we just live in peace with one another and the answer I believe was Satan. Satan whispers in our ears and makes us do the things we don't really want to do. Satan hates when we get close to God. He wants to control our lives and make us miserable so that we will worship him. I don't think so. Jesus is the sweetest name I know. I"m proud to call Jesus my friend.
The author has amazing characters in the story. I felt like I was on an adventure with Alanah, Isabella, Caleb ( who by the way is considered the prodigal son ), and Conner too. Oh and we can't forget Gimpy the cook lol! 
I love the supporting characters too! They were wonderful!
Lydia is wonderful!! I would love to have her 6th sense about people. I felt like I was learning right along with her! Once upon a time ago, I was learning medicine myself. I ended up getting sick and couldn't finish school. This made me very sad. 
I think God closed this door for me for some reason so I quit banging on it. Believe me and you it was very hard not too. 
I liked how the author made me feel like I was in the lumber camp with the loggers and I actually became one with the book if that makes sense. I think this would make a wonderful movie. 
I strongly recommend this book. I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley and all opinions are my own!!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pam HillmanCBA Bestselling author PAM HILLMAN was born and raised on a dairy farm in Mississippi and spent her teenage years perched on the seat of a tractor raking hay. In those days, her daddy couldn't afford two cab tractors with air conditioning and a radio, so Pam drove an Allis Chalmers 110. Even when her daddy asked her if she wanted to bale hay, she told him she didn't mind raking. Raking hay doesn't take much thought so Pam spent her time working on her tan and making up stories in her head. Now, that's the kind of life every girl should dream of. www.pamhillman.com

Friday, May 10, 2019

Killer Exposure by Jessica R. Patch

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ABOUT THE BOOK

A killer with a secret motive…A mother with a secret baby.

Crime scene photographer Greer Montgomery didn't expect to witness a murder at a small-town carnival–nor to be rescued by the father of her secret baby. A storm chaser, Locke Gallagher often stares down death, but he's never known true fear until Greer's life is at risk. But how can he protect his newly discovered family when the killer could be anyone?

MY REVIEW
5 stars or more!! 
This story is full of adventure and action around every bend.
From storm chasing ( which I find very exciting) to everything else going on I felt like I was on the chase myself. I even wanted to look over my shoulder a time or two.
Do you ever feel like something is not right or someone is watching you? I have felt like this a time or two. It's this weird sensation that you have so I felt just like Greer at times.
I loved loved this story because it kept me on the edge of my seat waiting to see if Greer would mind herself but alas not possible!! 
I love Greer but you just can't do it all on your own!! I am like Greer in this way. Too proud to ask for help. 
Sometimes we just need someone to lean on. 
Locke was something else. I want his job! I think it would be exciting!!
But I also would be just a tad bit upset if I found out what he did!! Oh my!!
Oh and did I tell you that this book reminds me of the movie Twister?! Yay!! I was so happy!! I just loved that movie!!
If you love an exciting adventures then this is the story for you.
These characters are just awesome!! I hated to say goodbye to them!! 
I just love what if's! Sometimes it is fun to imagine if things were different than what they turn out to be!! My son and I love to play this game!



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jessica R. PatchJessica R. Patch lives in the mid-south where she pens inspirational contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. You can find her sneaking off to movies with her husband, watching way too much Netflix with her daughter, dominating her son at board games, and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she'll probably never cook. She is the author of the Seasons of Hope series, the Honeyhaven series, and ten Love Inspired Suspense novels including the Security Specialists series.

The Amish Cookie Club by Sarah Price

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ABOUT THE BOOK 

Every other Friday, Edna Esh and three of her childhood friends meet to bake sugar cookies for their respective church districts on worship Sunday. It's a time to give to the Plain community--and give support to each other as they share their joys and fears . . .

Edna's friend, Vera Bontrager, has a problem. Her outspoken twenty-year-old daughter, Myrna, has been fired from her job. Again. Myrna's family really needs her to chip in, but she's clearly unsuited to customer service--not to mention that her sharp tongue scares away any boy who might come courting. But Edna has an idea--and his name is Ezekiel Riehl.

A widower with four young children, Ezekiel needs help. His house and his brood are a mess; his demeanor is gruff. It's no surprise Myrna takes an immediate dislike to him. Yet she has no choice but to take on the challenge--and soon she starts to create order out of chaos. In fact, the kids begin to depend on Myrna--and so does Ezekiel. The truth is, she's fallen in love with him. But if he's to prove he's not looking for a marriage of convenience, he'll have to convince her of what's in his heart . . .

Includes Cookie recipes! 



MY REVIEW

I like this book
Myrna Myrna what is to become of you but then you're a little bit like me. Right down to the red hair peeking out from your cap. Us Redheads are incorrigible!! Makes me wonder if you were left handed like me as well? 
Although I can't say that I've been let go of my jobs like you have. Even though I have been through a lot but it wasn't because my personality. I either got bored or just up and left. But, now I"ve been at my job almost 8 years. It's the same everywhere isn't it. 
I can't say that I am with the Swartzentruber Amish and their beliefs because sometimes you just need a little extra help from the outside. 
I do like the idea however of a cookie club. I think it's a great idea for friends to get together and work at the things we all like or are like minded. 
Ezekiel is a kind hearted man. I really liked him and I think that he got done rather wrong. I'm glad that things worked out for him. It shows that God has a bigger plan than we know and can comprehend. It also shows that if a door closes than leave it!! Don't keep banging on it!! He might've closed it for a reason maybe even better things to come. 
I didn't like all the gossip that surrounded Ezekiel.. Busy bodies for sure!! Never assume anything until you actually hear it from the horse's mouth so to speak.
Wagging tongues can hurt. It really isn't nice to speak so meanly or judge others!! That is for God and God alone!! 
But because the author shows us that the Amish are just like us in many ways is why I love Amish fiction. 
I think I would like to purchase this book just for the recipes!!  
I would really love to go for a ride in an Amish buggy!! And their cooking is out of this world!! I was fortunate to get to go to Amish country in Indiana for a day. I would like to go again!! 
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley with no compensations received and all opinions are my own!!



ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Sarah PriceECPA Christian Fiction Bestseller (June 2014, July 2014)

Amazon Top 100 Author for Books & eBooks (January 2016, September 2013, August 2013, May 2013, April 2013, February 2013, January 2013, December 2012)
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The author of over 30 novels, Sarah Price publishes with Realms, an imprint of Charisma House and Waterfall, an imprint of Brilliance Audio. 

Her book, An Empty Cup, was #3 on Amazon Top 100 eBooks in January 2016. 

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FAMILY HERITAGE

During the early 1700s, the Preiss family arrived in America aboard an old sailing vessel called the Patience. The family left Europe, escaping Catholic persecution for their Anabaptist beliefs. Sarah Price comes from a long line of devout Mennonites, including numerous church leaders and ministers throughout the years.

In 1969, Sarah Price was born in Pennsylvania and lived on the land of her ancestors, Johannes Preiss and "King Tammany", otherwise known as Tamanend, a chief of the Lenni Lenape nation in the Delaware Valley. 

In the early 1970s, her family moved to Morristown, New Jersey where she still resides with her husband, two children, and assortment of animals.

Ms. Price has advanced degrees in Communication (MA), Marketing (MBA), and Educational Leadership (A.B.D.).

Ms. Price was a former full-time college professor. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she now writes full-time


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