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A LIFE RENEWED, by Olivia Rae (JustRead)

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Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for A Life Renewed by Olivia Rae, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


EXCERPT

With shaking fingers, she tied the kerchief across her eyes and began to fumble about with her hands, looking for the block. “What shall I do? Where is it?” she cried.

All about looked on in horror, if this did not conclude swiftly who knew what mischief would be had. Without further thought, Feckenham guided her to the block.

She lowered her head and uttered her last words, “Lord into thy hands I commend my spirit.”
With a swift swing of the ax, by all accounts, Lady Jane Grey was dead.

BUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT??? Get a copy of this engaging book and find out! For more on MY thoughts on this book, see below.


About the Book

A Life Renewed

Title: A Life Renewed
Series: Secrets of the Queens #1
Author: Olivia Rae
Publisher: HopeKnight Press
Release Date: April 2, 2020
Genre: Christian Historical Romance

In 1554, Lady Jane Grey, “The Nine Days’ Queen” was executed for high treason. But what if, instead of feeling the blade on her neck she secretly survived?

Escaping execution, Lady Jane hides as a peasant girl in a principality in Germany. She loves the simple life and never wants to return to England. But her benefactor, a power-hungry German prince, wants to march on London and place her on the English throne again, thereby increasing his dominance in Europe. If she doesn’t agree with his plan, her beloved childhood nurse will be put to death. Desperate for help, Jane must put her trust in the mysterious spy Asher Hayes.

Asher Hayes is done rounding up Protestants for “Bloody Mary” and wants nothing more than to live a quiet life as a farmer and expunge the blood of many from his hands. Except Queen Mary isn’t done with him yet. She throws his father, mother, and sister into prison on false charges in order to force him to accept one last mission – find and kill Lady Jane Grey. But when Asher discovers Lady Jane isn’t a threat to the throne as he believed her to be, he faces a devastating decision – does he sacrifice his family for the woman who reigns in his heart?

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About the Author

Olivia Rae

Olivia Rae is an award-winning author of historical and contemporary inspirational romance. She spent her school days dreaming of knights, princesses and far away kingdoms; it made those long, boring days in the classroom go by much faster. Nobody was more shocked than her when she decided to become a teacher. Besides getting her Master’s degree, marrying her own prince, and raising a couple of kids, Olivia decided to breathe a little more life into her childhood stories by adding in what she’s learned as an adult living in a small town on the edge of a big city. When not writing, she loves to travel, dragging her family to old castles and forts all across the world.

Olivia is the winner of the Angel Awards, New England Readers’ Choice Award, Golden Quill Award, American Fiction Award, Illumination Book Awards, and the Southern Magic Award. She has also been a finalist in many other contests including the National Readers’ Choice Awards. She is currently hard at work on her next novel.

Connect with Olivia by visiting oliviaraebooks.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a Book Gift Box including the books A Life Renewed & Salvation, a $25 Amazon gift card, 3-pack notebooks, CCB cheese dip mix, English Holdsworth chocolates, Lavender Essential Oils, Sandalwood-scented wax cubes, Handmade soap, Red Current Cassis Candle, Silk Scarf, and Olivia Rae Swag!

A Life Renewed JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight January 11, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 18, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. No shipping restrictions. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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MY THOUGHTS

Historical fiction author Olivia Rae presents a novel that asks what if Lady Jane Grey wasn’t executed in 1554 but escaped to live a life incognito in a faraway country?

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Readers who enjoy this genre and time period will be delighted to know there are two other books in this series, A Life Redeemed (#2), and A Life Reclaimed (#3). Fans of Sandra Byrd’s To Die For (and other books in her Ladies in Waiting series), and Rachel Rea Cobb’s Steadfast Love series will enjoy this series as well.

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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Once Upon a Winter Wonderland, by Susan May Warren, Rachel D. Russell, Michelle Sass Aleckson, and Andrea Christenson (JustRead Tour)

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Book Name Once Upon a Winter Wonderland

⇒ Authors Susan May Warren, Rachel D. Russell, Michelle Sass Aleckson, and Andrea Christenson

⇒ Publisher Sunrise Publishing

Join USA Today best-selling author Susan May Warren, award-winning author, Rachel D. Russell, and talented multi-published Minnesota authors Michelle Sass Aleckson and Andrea Christenson in this delightful twist on Bing Crosby’s holiday favorite song, Winter Wonderland.

A Deep Haven wedding at Christmas? With snow glistening in the lane, sleigh bells ringing, and all the world a winter wonderland—magical, right?

Or maybe not, because the snowstorm of the century has buried their small town, and as Vivien Calhoun and Boone Buckam fight the sleet, snow, and ice, just about everything can—and does—happen to skid their big day into the ditch. It’ll take all their friends—and a few strangers—to turn this Christmas wedding from a blizzard to a beautiful sight in this charming collection of novellas.

Discover four enchanting stories featuring old friends, and new, who discover that there just might be a happy ending waiting in this winter wonderland—if only they can shovel their way out of trouble.

Book 1: A Beautiful Sight
Vivien Calhoun has planned the perfect wedding—and it had better be perfect, because the prewedding day jitters have hit her like a snowplow. Boone’s recent call-outs with the Deep Haven Crisis Team haven’t helped. She just needs a perfect day—and that starts with the perfect dress.

The perfect, custom-made dress that she designed, herself. The dress that she left with her seamstress…that has now gone AWOL.
It’s a race to find it before their date at the altar…but is the dress just an omen for a wedding day disaster?

Book 2: We’re Happy Tonight
Detective Duke Lowry hates Christmas, and a wedding at Christmas is simply a double whammy. But he’ll show up as Boone’s best man, and he’ll take charge of Boone’s beloved Mustang, getting it detailed and ready for Vivien’s crazy picture idea. He’ll even put up with Vivien’s quirky, somewhat annoying friend, Zuri, from Minneapolis.

And then the Mustang goes missing, and Zuri’s the last one to see it. Suddenly, it’s up to Duke and Zuri to save the day. And along the way, Zuri just might change the Grinch into a guy with a heart of gold.

Maybe.
 
Book 3: The Snow is Glistening
“Keep the guests happy and don’t burn down anything.” These are Owen Christiansen’s parting words to his cousin, Romeo Young, before leaving him in charge of the Evergreen Resort—and the Wilder wedding venue—while the family vacations in Florida.

But when the blizzard hits, Romeo will have to keep the resort running and the wedding on track. The last thing he needs is a tag-along in the form of a guest. But Owen did say to keep the guests happy…

Stella Brown can’t believe that she’s third-wheeling on her parents’ second honeymoon, but what’s a girl to do when her life is derailed? Helping Romeo add some Christmas cheer to the resort seems the right answer. But when her “help” turns into horror, has she destroyed yet another bright future?

Book 4:  Sleigh Bells Ring
Pastor Bob Brown feels frozen over.  And not just from the Minnesota cold. He’s numb from the never-ending problems in his parish. He just needs a break, okay? A getaway with his wife seems the perfect Christmas holiday. And he’s delighted to have his daughter, Stella, along. Maybe he’ll even get some peace and quiet, and hear, deep in his soul, his now-silent calling.
With their best friends recently divorced, and Bob acting, well, weird, Margaret Brown fears the worst. But with this getaway, she intends to put some heat back into her chilly marriage. Thank goodness their daughter seems to have gotten the hint. The only one who remains clueless is Bob.

Maybe their love has turned icy, no longer able to hear the love song from the past. But she’s not going to give up…

Spend your Christmas in Deep Haven, where the sleigh bells ring and love is listening, in Once Upon a Winter Wonderland.


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Giveaway – (1) winner will receive a print copy of the book & a $10 Amazon gift card.

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MY REVIEW

In Once Upon a Winter Wonderland, Vivien Calhoun and Boone Buckham are preparing for their winter wedding, unaware that it will be impacted by the  biggest snowstorm Deep Haven has ever seen. Will their Christmas wedding be derailed by the weather and other obstacles, or will Boone and Vivien find their happily-ever-after?

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The wedding of Boone and Vivien is the focal point in all four stories. Each of the main characters face spiritual and personal challenges. Will they recognize God’s hand in bringing them to Deep Haven, a place where second chances (with God and others) await?

 Fans of Warren’s Deep Haven & Christianson Family series will welcome cameos of their favorite Deep Haven characters. Readers will enjoy the small-town charm, and a dash of romance, as well as flawed but realistic characters in this Deep Haven anthology. 

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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DREAM OF KINGS, / by Sharon Hinck (Celebrate Lit Tour)

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About the Book

Dream_of_Kings-685x1024Book: Dream of Kings

Author: Sharon Hinck

Genre: Fantasy

Release date: October 11, 2022

The Future Never Sleeps

In the glacial nation of Norgard, Jolan the Dream Teller serves every seeker, whether peasant or high lord. Though she loves using her gift, she struggles to navigate the corrupt and dangerous court and the jealousies of the Guildagard.

When an old man’s nightmare imparts a dire warning, Jolan realizes her entire nation is in danger. But before she can sound the alarm, she is betrayed by the guilds and sold into slavery in a rival kingdom far to the south. As a slave in a foreign land, at first Jolan can’t see beyond her singular focus: return home to warn Norgard of the coming calamity. After facing new dangers, making new friends, and forgiving old wrongs, she must fulfill the purposes the Provider has set before her.

Only then can she face a decision that could cost her the man she loves, her calling, and her freedom—all to save a people who abandoned her.

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About the Author

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Sharon Hinck writes “stories for the hero in all of us,” novels praised for their strong spiritual themes, emotional resonance, and imaginative blend of genres. She earned an MA in Communication (with a major in theatre and thesis in dance) from Regent University and spent ten years as the artistic director of a Christian dance company. That ministry included three short-term mission trips to Hong Kong to teach and choreograph for a YWAM dance/evangelism team.

She taught classical ballet and liturgical dance for twenty years, and led workshops on dance in worship. She’s been a church youth worker, a dancer/choreographer, a church organist, a homeschool mom, and an adjunct professor of Creative Writing for MFA students. One day she’ll figure out what to be when she grows up.

When she’s not wrestling with words, she enjoys speaking at churches and conferences and has taught at Minnesota Christian Writer’s Guild, the national conference of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and Realm Makers. A wife, mom of four, and grandmother of three, she lives in Minnesota and is a member at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. She loves visitors at sharonhinck.com.

More from Sharon

Have you ever found yourself in a place you didn’t belong, through no choice of your own? When I began writing Dream of Kings, I was caring for my mom as she dealt with Alzheimer’s. The whole world was stuck in lock-down because of the pandemic. And I was facing limitations caused by health challenges. So it’s no wonder this story question arose for me: how do we respond when we are in painful, unfair, and unfamiliar places? Is there room for God to bring good from difficult circumstances?

Jolan the Dream Teller has already experienced heartache before the book opens, and perhaps believed it was time for an easy road. Instead, she faces betrayal and the loss of everything she holds dear—her calling, her friends, her nation. Everything familiar is ripped away. But the Provider shows up in unexpected places and through unexpected people.

The question that began my brainstorming led to an adventure I didn’t fully expect. Dream of Kings became a celebration of the purposes of God and how they unfolded in one woman’s life. Courageous adventures, unselfish compassion, and unexpected romance fill Jolan’s journey.

As NYT bestselling author Tosca Lee described it: “An epic fantasy and absorbing page-turner, Dream of Kings has it all—intrigue, romance, and characters as interesting as they are endearing.”

But while Jolan navigates foreign kingdoms and the halls of power, she represents every one of us who find ourselves in a place of struggle. My longing is for this story to stir courage and inspiration for every reader grappling with a difficult road or a dark valley. I am so excited for readers to join Jolan on her journey!

Blessings!
Sharon Hinck


Blog Stops

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 31

For Him and My Family, November 1

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 1

Texas Book-aholic, November 2

Inklings and notions, November 3

deb’s Book Review, November 4

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, November 5

Through the fire blogs, November 6

Mary Hake, November 6

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, November 7

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 8

Blogging With Carol, November 9

Lily’s Book Reviews, November 9

Tell Tale Book Reviews, November 10

Worthy2Read, November 11

Labor Not in Vain, November 12

Simple Harvest Reads, November 13 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

The Book Club Network, November 13


Giveaway

Dream of Kings Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Sharon is giving away the grand prize package of an autographed hardcover copy of Dream of Kings, the e-book of Devotions for Dreamers, bookmarks from my other two series (Sword of Lyric, and Dancing Realms), Quoca Tea (from the book) and a $50 amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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MY THOUGHTS

Award-winning author Sharon Hinck pens an inspirational fantasy, inspired by the story of Joseph from the Old Testament.

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Hinck’s latest fantasy is filled with realistic characters and believable kingdoms. More than just a retelling of Joseph’s story, Dream of Kings follows the basic plot (sold into slavery, taken to a foreign land, rises to place of authority after interpreting the ruler’s dream), but Hinck puts her own spin on it. The main character – Jolan – is a widowed female. Instead of brothers selling her into slavery, it is her countrymen. Through it all, Jolan learns to trust the Provider out of love, instead of duty. 

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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TARGETED, / by  Lynette Eason, Lynn H. Blackburn, and Natalie Walters (Revell Reads)

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Targeted: Three Romantic Suspense Novellas, / by Lynette Eason, Lynn H. Blackburn, and Natalie Walters 
Revell     ISBN     9780800740283
Adult     Rating:     4

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Award-winning authors Lynette Eason, Lynn Blackburn and Natalie Walters pen novellas in this collection of heart-stopping stories.

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Each author is known for creating an action-packed story filled with imperfect characters, a clean romance, tightly-written suspense, an appropriate level of violence, subtle faith elements. Despite the brevity of the stories, readers get a taste of the writing excellence of each author.

Recommended for adult collections and fans of romantic suspense, especially fans of Lynette Eason, Lynn H. Blackburn, and Natalie Walters

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are my honest opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write reviews, nor to even post positive reviews.

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DEFENDING HONOR, / by Lynette Eason and Kelly Underwood (JustRead Tour)

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Welcome to the Bookstragram & Review Tour for the Defending Honor by Lynette Eason, and Kelly Underwood, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: Defending Honor EG3_DefendingHonor_FC
Author: Lynette Eason & Kelly Underwood
Series:  Elite Guardians Collection #3
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: October 4, 2022
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

She’ll have to pretend to be his wife to save his life  …
but what will it cost her heart?

Laila Rabbinowitz is all business. Tough and stoic, she was the perfect Mossad agent…until a terrible betrayal led to her worst nightmare. Being a bodyguard with the Elite Guardians allows her to keep her heart safe—she’ll never let anyone close enough to betray her again. And she’s certainly not going to trust anyone who doesn’t earn it.

Billionaire and former playboy Preston Whittaker walked away from his famous family after a terrible event, but then his father and brother are killed in a suspicious boating accident. Since he’s next in line to helm the family business, now someone wants him dead. Preston needs someone by his side 24/7, and the only solution is a fake marriage.

In order to keep him safe, Laila will have to convince everyone that she and Preston are in love. She’s used to putting her life on the line for a client. But what will this case cost her heart?

Book three of the riveting, high-octane world of the Elite Guardians reboot!


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Giveaway – (1) winner will receive a paperback copy of Defending Honor, plus an Elite Guardians mug.
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MY THOUGHTS

Family drama is at the center of Defending Honor by Lynette Eason & Kelly Underwood, as Laila and Preston work to uncover the person(s) behind the murders/attempted murders of family members entangled in the leadership of a lucrative family business — all the while keeping up the front of a fake marriage so Laila can protect Preston.

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Teaming up with Eason to present the third book in the Elite Guardians Collection, Underwood picks up the Elite Guardians storyline seamlessly, yet makes it her own, recreating the action-packed world, relatable characters, clean romance, faith elements and twisting plots found in the original series. Adding a fake marriage, bodyguard, and billionaire to the mix, Underwood spins an engaging story that will keep the reader’s interest until the final page.

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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ELITE GUARDIANS COLLECTION, / by Lynette Eason and others

Best-selling author Lynette Eason with debut authors Kate AngeloSami A. Abrams, and Kelly Underwood continue the romantic suspense series featuring female bodyguards, originally written by Eason.
01_EG_DrivingForce_FC_R_FNL copyDriving Force, / by Lynette Eason & Kate Angelo Elite Guardians Collection, 1 Sunrise Publishing     ISBN     9781953783196    Adult     Rating:     4
In Driving Force, bodyguard Christina Sherman is tasked with protecting military dog Boss, while disabled vet Grey Parker undergoes experimental surgery. Meanwhile, someone is trying to steal Boss, who is trained to sniff out chemical weapons. Can Christina keep Boss and Grey alive while stopping the planned attack?
From the first page of Driving Force by Lynette Eason & Kate Angelo, readers will be engaged in a race against time, as Christina, Grey, and Boss try to uncover the identity of the person(s) behind the attack on Grey, as well as thwart the plans for an imminent terrorist attack.   

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EG_ImpendingStrike_FC_FNLImpending Strike, / by Lynette Eason & Sami A. Abrams Elite Guardians Collection, 2 Sunrise Publishing     ISBN     9781953783219   Adult     Rating:     4
In Impending Strike, When fellow Guardian Charlie Lee – the only male Elite Guardian employee – is injured while undercover, fellow bodyguard Lizzie is tasked with helping him recover his memories. Can she protect her heart while helping him uncover who attacked him and why?
Impending Strike  — by Lynette Eason & Sami A. Abrams — captures the reader’s attention from the first sentence, holding it fast until the thrilling conclusion. The banter between Charlie and Lizzie is delightful as they navigate from friends to more than that, all the while trying to stay safe and uncover the bad guys.  

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EG3_DefendingHonor_FCDefending Honor, / by Lynette Eason & Kelly Underwood  Elite Guardians Collection, 3 Sunrise Publishing     ISBN     9781953783288         Adult     Rating:     4
In Defending Honor, bodyguard Laila Rabbinowitz is hired to protect billionaire Preston Whittaker from the person(s) who are killing off members of his family and threatening the control of family business. Posing as his trophy wife makes things a little more for the former Mossad agent  to protect him — that is until family relationships begin to unravel and the threats become internal.
Family drama is at the center of Defending Honor by Lynette Eason & Kelly Underwood, as Laila and Preston work to uncover the person(s) behind the murders/attempted murders of family members entangled in the leadership of a lucrative family business — all the while keeping up the front of a fake marriage so Laila can protect Preston.

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Teaming up with Eason to present the books in the Elite Guardians Collection, Angelo, Abrams, and Underwood pick up the Elite Guardians storylines seamlessly, recreating the action-packed world, relatable characters, clean romance, faith elements and twisting plots found in the original series. 
Elite Guardians Collection will be of interest to those who read books by Lynette Eason, Lynn Blackburn, and Irene Hannon.
Carol R. Gehringer
Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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MILLSTONE OF DOUBT, by Erica Vetsch

Millstone of Doubt, / by Erica Vetsch (Thorndike & Swann Regency Mysteries, 2) 
Kregel     ISBN     9780825447143
Adult     Rating:     5

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Award-winning author Erica Vetsch continues her Regency mystery series filled with memorable characters and historical details set in 1816 England.

In Millstone of Doubt, Lady Juliette Thorndicke and detective Daniel Swann team up to solve the murder of a local mill owner (and father to Julia’s best friend) following an explosion. Only the mill owner was shot, not killed by the blast. Can they uncover the truth while tensions are rising and there are several motives for his death?

Known for her historically accurate Regency romances, Vetsch returns with another detective story featuring the debutante Juliette and detective Daniel, filling the book with traditional mystery elements – red herrings, intrigue,  and secrets. Millstone of Doubt, like her earlier mystery, is filled with faith elements (especially the theme of God as our Father), plot twists, a touch of humor, and a clean relationship between Daniel and Julliette (with the focus more on the mystery than a romance). 

Daniel is nearing his 25th birthday when he hopes his questions will be answered about his mysterious patron. The mill owner’s murder helps to distract him him as he investigates the suspects. Meanwhile Juliette improves her skills as an agent of the Crown, following in the steps of her parents. 

Readers will be delighted at the reappearance of Marcus and Charlotte, from The Gentleman Spy, as well as several characters from the first book in this series, The Debutante’s Code.

Watch for the third book, Children of Shadow, coming in 2023.

Recommended for public libraries and high school readers. Fans of Kristi Hunter, Sarah Ladd, Julie Klassen, and Roseanna White’s The Codebreakers series will enjoy this new series by Vetsch. 

Carol R. Gehringer

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ELITE GUARDIANS COLLECTION (JustRead Tour)

Banner_EliteGuardians_Blog_JRWelcome to the Blog Tour for the Elite Guardians Collection by Lynette Eason, Kate Angelo, Sami A. Abrams, and Kelly Underwood, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


ABOUT THE BOOKS

Dive into the exciting ignition to the Elite Guardians Collection.

Driving Force

Title: Driving Force
Series: Elite Guardians Collection #1
Authors: Lynette Eason and Kate Angelo
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: March 22, 2022
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

He’s the last client she wants to protect…

Elite Guardians bodyguard/former sniper CHRISTINA SHERMAN has protected uncooperative clients before—but this time, well her client is bossy, headstrong and occasionally eats off the floor. Yes, he’s a highly trained military working dog, but certainly her skills could be put to better use, right?

Not according to former Special Forces Air Commando GREY PARKER. He needs her help to protect his dog while he undergoes an experimental surgery that could restore his ability to walk. He just needs someone to keep his canine partner safe. Most of all, Grey wants back on his feet so he can track down a deranged scientist known as The Scavenger who unleashed a nerve agent that left Grey sidelined in a wheelchair.

When an attempt is made on Grey’s life, and dead bodies begin piling up—with evidence the same toxin is responsible—suddenly Christina is tasked with keeping both dog and soldier alive…and with them, the secrets that could stop a terrorist attack.

But this time, even Christina might be in over her head.

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Another edge-of-your-seat Elite Guardians thriller!

Impending Strike

Title: Impending Strike
Series: Elite Guardians Collection #2
Authors: Lynette Eason and Sami A. Abrams
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: June 28, 2022
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Protecting him just might cost her everything…

Elite Guardian Charlie Lee knows that there is no future with the woman he loves—fellow Guardian Lizzie Tremaine. And, he gets it—as a single mom, Lizzie has to protect her daughter. But more than anything, he wants the chance to prove himself.

Then, the unthinkable happens—while working undercover, Charlie is seriously injured…and his memory of the past four years is lost. Could it be the fresh start that he didn’t realize he longed for?

Despite a friendship that’s turned flirtatious at times, Lizzie Tremaine has held Charlie at arms’ length. She’s lost all the men she’s ever loved, and is unwilling to risk her heart again. Still, she’s glad to keep an eye on him—as his bodyguard—and while she’s at it, help him put the pieces of his past together, including discovering who attacked him, and why.

But Charlie seems to have forgotten their agreed-upon professional distance—and suddenly, all the rules are off the table. She’s seeing a side of Charlie she could possibly let into her heart. Problem is, the closer he gets to uncovering his memories, the closer he gets to trouble.

It’s her heart…or his life. What will protecting Charlie cost her?

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Book three of the riveting, high-octane world of the Elite Guardians reboot!

Defending Honor

Title: Defending Honor
Series: Elite Guardians Collection #3
Authors: Lynette Eason and Kelly Underwood
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: October 4, 2022
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

She’ll have to pretend to be his wife to save his life … but what will it cost her heart?

Laila Rabbinowitz is all business. Tough and stoic, she was the perfect Mossad agent…until a terrible betrayal led to her worst nightmare. Being a bodyguard with the Elite Guardians allows her to keep her heart safe—she’ll never let anyone close enough to betray her again. And she’s certainly not going to trust anyone who doesn’t earn it.

Billionaire and former playboy Preston Whittaker walked away from his famous family after a terrible event, but then his father and brother are killed in a suspicious boating accident. Since he’s next in line to helm the family business, now someone wants him dead. Preston needs someone by his side 24/7, and the only solution is a fake marriage.

In order to keep him safe, Laila will have to convince everyone that she and Preston are in love. She’s used to putting her life on the line for a client. But what will this case cost her heart?

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Lynette Eason Kate Angelo Sami A Abrams Kelly Underwood

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Life Flight and the Danger Never Sleeps, Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master’s degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children.

Connect with Lynette by visiting lynetteeason.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

Kate Angelo is an author, minister, and public speaker from Southwest Missouri who works alongside her husband strengthening and encouraging marriages and families through their ministry. As the mother of five mostly grown children, she is fluent in both sarcasm and eye rolls-subjects she never intentionally taught while homeschooling. With her chihuahua taking up half of her desk space, she writes suspenseful stories of imperfect people who encounter hope and healing through Jesus. Kate is a tech enthusiast, coffee lover, productivity guru, accomplished knitter, avid boater, prayer warrior, and known klutz.

Connect with Kate by visiting kateangelo.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

Sami A. Abrams grew up hating to read. It wasn’t until her 30s that she found authors who captured her attention. Now, most evenings you can find her engrossed in a romantic suspense novel. In her opinion, a crime plus a little romance is the recipe for a great story. Sami lives in Northern California, but she will always be a Kansas girl at heart. She has a love of sports, family, and travel. However, a cabin at Lake Tahoe writing her next story is definitely at the top of her list.

Connect with Sami by visiting samiaabrams.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

Kelly Underwood‘s favorite things are reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She was born in New Hampshire, but don’t ask her about snow, because she’s been a Florida girl since she was twelve. She writes book reviews for her blog bestinsuspense.com and is an active member of the Central Florida chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers. She’s a sucker for a good suspense novel, the kind you have to read cover-to-cover until the mystery is solved and the bad guys are in handcuffs. If you’re looking for her, she’s probably on her back patio with a Kindle in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. Visit her at kellyunderwoodauthor.com

Connect with Kelly by visiting kellyunderwoodauthor.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a paperback set of all three Elite Guardians Collection novels, plus an Elite Guardians T-shirt!

Elite Guardians Collection JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 3, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 10, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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MY THOUGHTS

Best-selling author Lynette Eason with debut authors Kate AngeloSami A. Abrams, and Kelly Underwood continue the romantic suspense series featuring female bodyguards, originally written by Eason.

From the first page of Driving Force by Lynette Eason & Kate Angelo, readers will be engaged in a race against time, as Christina, Grey, and Boss try to uncover the identity of the person(s) behind the attack on Grey, as well as thwart the plans for an imminent terrorist attack.    <SEE FULL REVIEW>

Impending Strike  — by Lynette EasonSami A. Abrams — captures the reader’s attention from the first sentence, holding it fast until the thrilling conclusion. The banter between Charlie and Lizzie is delightful as they navigate from friends to more than that, all the while trying to stay safe and uncover the bad guys.   <SEE FULL REVIEW>

Family drama is at the center of Defending Honor by Lynette Eason & Kelly Underwood, as Laila and Preston work to uncover the person(s) behind the murders/attempted murders of family members entangled in the leadership of a lucrative family business — all the while keeping up the front of a fake marriage so Laila can protect Preston. <SEE FULL REVIEW>

Elite Guardians Collection will be of interest to those who read books by Lynette Eason, Lynn Blackburn, and Irene Hannon.

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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COVER REVEAL – Royal, / by Multiple Authors

ROYAL: Bite Size Sweet Royal Romances

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ROYAL: Bite-sized sweet royal romance reads

A glittering collection of 24 brand new romance novellas, all written with royal flair! This anthology includes stories by USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors, as well as the writer of the smash Netflix hit A Christmas Prince!

Forward by Katharine McGee, author of the New York Times bestselling American Royals series

  • Undercover Princess by Teri Wilson
  • Resisting the Royal Bodyguard by Donna Alward
  • His Cinderella Princess by Kali Anthony
  • A Royal Love Song by Christi Barth
  • The Dude Ranch Duke by Caro Carson
  • Heir B and B by Cassidy Carter
  • One Summer in London by Kristin Contino
  • A Right Royal Rivalry by Alice Dolman
  • Man of the (Royal) Match by Aven Ellis
  • What Makes You Beautiful by Lindsay Emory
  • By Order of the Crown by Marianne Evans
  • A Rose So Royal by Jennifer Faye
  • The Royal Takeover by Nicole Flockton
  • The Runaway Princess Bride by Shirley Jump
  • Wrapped Up Royally by Janice Lynn
  • No Strings Attached by Jacquelyn Middleton
  • Conflict at the Castle by Carol Moncado
  • Royally in Love by Robyn Neeley
  • A Royal Getaway by Annie Rains
  • Royal in a Small Town by Susan Sands
  • Royal Extra After by Karen Schaler
  • A Royal Holiday Wish by Lizzie Shane
  • A Deal with a Prince by Toni Shiloh
  • Love Takes Flight by Roe Valentine

COMING APRIL 2023

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To Win A Prince, by Toni Shiloh


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To Win A Prince, / by Toni Shiloh
Bethany House     ISBN     97800764238963
Adult     Rating:     4

Author Toni Shiloh pens another well-written contemporary inspirational romance featuring a Black American woman and an African prince.

In To Win A Prince, fashion entrepreneur Iris Blakely establishes her fashion business in the African nation where her best friend Brielle is queen (see To Search For a Prince). Bri assigns Ekon Diallo to guide her through local business requirements. Stripped of his princely title and forced to do community service, disgraced Ekon serves as her business consultant to make amends for his actions.

Can an entitled Ekon learn from his experiences to become a better man? Can Iris benefit from his business acumen without losing her heart? Can they learn from one another?

Shiloh, author of numerous contemporary romances, creates another royal romance that builds on her earlier work (To Search For a Prince), also set in the fictional Oloro Ilé, a tropical African island. Iris is a compassionate visionary, while Ekon is an unlikeable nobleman whose actions strip him of his privileges. As he navigates his new life, Ekon is faced with abandonment by his family and friends, but Iris recognizes his potential and befriends him. 

Forgiveness, a nod to the prodigal story in the Bible, family secrets, second chances, and redemption permeate the novel. Readers will welcome a return to Oloro Ilé, rejoice to see Bri’s story updated as well as meet new characters. As with her other works, To Win A Prince is a clean romance, with faith elements and a good storyline.

Recommended for all fans of royal romance fiction, especially fans of Rachel Hauck and Carol Moncado

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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YOU’LL BE MINE, / by Rachel Hauck and Mandy Boerma (JustRead Tour)

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ABOUT THE BOOK

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You’ll Be Mine, by Rachel Hauck and Mandy Boerma (Hearts Bend Collection, 2)
Sunrise Publishing     ISBN     9781953783264 (August 16, 2022)

Christian Romantic Women’s Fiction

He just wants to leave the past behind him…

International hotel manager Ben Carter is not sticking around Hearts Bend. He’s just home to sell the inn he inherited from his grandparents. The place holds all his best memories—especially the ones that include regular summer guest Cami Jackson. But she’s been out of his life for years, and she’s not coming back.

She is headed for a glorious future…

Real estate developer Cami Jackson is ready to take over as VP of her father’s company, Akron Development. When the Hearts Bend Inn comes on the market, she wants to swoop it up, if only because of the sweet memories of her favorite summers. The last thing she expects to find is her first love back to sign on the dotted line.

But a first love won’t let them go…

The more time Cami and Ben spend together, the more they realize they have unfinished business. Suddenly, an impulsive decision could turn into a lost-but-found dream. But for Cami’s father, the inn holds memories of a terrible tragedy, and he wants to kill the deal.

Will their lost dreams survive another betrayal?

A heart-healing story second chances set in the charming town of Hearts Bend!

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3Cj9ArJ


GIVEAWAY

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(1) winner will receive a print copy of the book and You’ll Be Mine mug
To Enter
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⇒ TAG a friend (up to 3x per post).
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MY REVIEW

Bestselling author Rachel Hauck and debut author Mandy Boerma return readers to the small town of Hearts Bend, TN in this contemporary inspirational romance.

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Hauck and Boerma recreate the small town of Hearts Bend first introduced in Hauck’s Wedding Collection. It is not necessary to read those earlier books to enjoy this one – it is a standalone novel. Hauck provides the framework (and there are cameos of her Heart Bend characters), but Boerma does an excellent job of making it her own. Readers will look forward with eagerness to Boerma’s next book!

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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CROSSFIRE, / by Lynette Eason (Revell Reads)

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Crossfire, / by Lynette Eason (Extreme Measures, 2)
Revell     ISBN     97800800737351
Adult     Rating:     4

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Award-winning author Lynette Eason returns with the second book in her new romantic suspense series.

In Crossfire, school resource officer Clay Fox witnesses FBI Agent Julianna Jameson in action as a hostage negotiator when his sister is in a courtroom hostage situation. Clay later invites Julianna to speak at his school, the same school where Julianna’s younger sister attends. 

But someone wants to use an incident from Julianna’s past (a school shooting) to bring out their own brand of justice. This puts her sister and others in the crossfire while Julianna and Clay try to figure out who is behind the attacks. Can they stop the mastermind behind the attacks before it is too late?

Eason is known for creating an action-packed story filled with imperfect characters, light-handed faith elements, clean romance, tightly-written suspense, an appropriate level of violence, and a few plot twists. Both Clay and Julianna have things in their past to forgive and seek forgiveness before they can move forward together. 

Readers will eagerly look forward to the next Extreme Measures book, Critical Threat (January 2023), as well as the Elite Guardians Collection (a collection of full-length books co-authored by Eason and debut authors) and Targeted (a collection of 3 romantic suspense novellas by Eason and others).

Recommended for adult collections and fans of romantic suspense, especially fans of Lynn Blackburn, and Dani Pettrey

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are my honest opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write reviews, nor to even post positive reviews.

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The Epic Story of RJ and York (JustRead Tour)

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Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for The Epic Story of RJ and York by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


ABOUT THE SERIES

It’s an epic adventure across Europe, from France to Italy, to Germany and even Russia in this riveting, fun, romantic, enthralling trilogy about true love, honor, and the cost of, well, saving the world.

Title: Out of the Night
Series: The Epic Story of York & RJ #1
Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: SDG Publishing
Release Date: August 9, 2022
Genre: Romantic Suspense (Clean)

The romantic trilogy ignites in book one of the Epic Story of RJ and York!

He’s not looking for trouble…

All former spy and current national security agent York Newgate wants is to propose to the woman he loves, RJ Marshall. Then they can move to Shelly, Washington, and start the calm, safe life he’s been dreaming of for over a year.

Too bad trouble doesn’t agree…

Or maybe RJ simply attracts trouble because she’s just going out for coffee when she spots a wanted, known terrorist standing in the middle of a street in Paris. At least she thinks it’s international criminal Alan Martin, the mastermind behind a plot to kill the president.

But he’s in jail, right?

Wrong. Martin has escaped, and it’s up to RJ—and York—to keep him in their sights until he can be apprehended. But chasing down Martin means following him into the darkness of whatever plot he’s cooked up now.

Will he ever outrun trouble to find his happy ending?

So much for York’s epic proposal. Now, he just wants to escape Europe with their lives.

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Title: I Will Find You
Series: The Epic Story of York & RJ #2
Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: SDG Publishing
Release Date: August 16, 2022
Genre: Romantic Suspense (Clean)

The gripping romantic adventure continues across Europe in this second installment of the Epic Story of RJ and York!

The woman he loves has vanished…

When RJ Marshall said she’d be right back, York should have objected. No, he wasn’t going to let her run off to Berlin, even if it was to save a little girl.

Only problem—she’d told him this while he was unconscious. So really, it doesn’t count, and it’s not his fault that she’s gone missing. And, he didn’t know why he expected RJ not to chase danger into trouble. But now he has to find her before criminal mastermind Alan Martin tracks her down.

She’s in over her head…

RJ didn’t mean to leave York behind, but she’s on a mission to save a little girl caught in the crossfire of Martin’s terrorist plot. Now, she’ll have to find the girl and keep her safe while leaving clues for York to follow her.

But who will catch up to her first—York, or the man with a vendetta?

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Title: No Matter the Cost
Series: The Epic Story of York & RJ #3
Author: Susan May Warren
Publisher: SDG Publishing
Release Date: August 23, 2022
Genre: Romantic Suspense (Clean)

The riveting conclusion to the Epic Story of RJ and York!

Her worst nightmare has happened….

RJ refuses to believe it, and until she has proof, she’s going to keep searching for answers. And most of all, for the man she loves, even if it means diving into the past he always wanted to keep secret.

The kind of secrets that could have set York free. It’ll take a trip back to Russia, to the sketchy and dark history of York’s life to find the clues to the sinister plans of a global terrorist. And the answers that might lead her to a happy ending.

Or has it? What if her happy ending is more than a dream?

If RJ hopes to save her country—and find out the truth about York—she’ll have to become the high-action, Sydney Bristow spy that she always dreamed of being. But really, does RJ really have what it takes—with, or without the man she loves—to save the world?

And if she does…what will be the cost?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Susan May Warren

With over 1.5 million books sold, critically acclaimed USA Today best-selling novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA and Carol award-winning author of over ninety novels with Revell, Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic-suspense, thrillers, rom-com and Christmas novellas.

Connect with Susan by visiting susanmaywarren.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a paperback set of The Epic Story of RJ and York trilogy.

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight August 2, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on August 9, 2022. US only. Items may vary from image. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Award-winning author Susan May Warren picks up the story of Ruby Jane (RJ) and York, started in her earlier The Montana Marshals series.

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Known for her inspirational action-filled novels, Warren writes flawed characters and a captivating storyline. Like her other books, The Epic Story of RJ and York has faith journeys, suspense, edge-of-your-seat adventure, and of course, a clean romance. Think of it as a roller coaster ride that never ends. Romantic suspense fans, especially fans of Warren’s Montana Marshals series, will want to grab all 3 books! 

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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IMPENDING STRIKE, / by Lynette Eason and Sami A. Abrams (JustRead Tour)

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Welcome to the Bookstagram + Review Tour for Impending Strike,
by Lynette Eason & Sami A. Abrams
hosted by JustRead Tours.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Impending Strike, / by Lynette Eason and Sami A. Abrams (Elite Guardians Collection, 2)
Sunrise Publishing     ISBN     9781953783219   
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
Adult     Rating:     4
⇒ Purchase Linkhttps://amzn.to/3NBupQY

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Protecting him just might cost her everything…

Elite Guardian Charlie Lee knows that there is no future with the woman he loves—fellow Guardian Lizzie Tremaine. And, he gets it—as a single mom, Lizzie has to protect her daughter. But more than anything, he wants the chance to prove himself.

Then, the unthinkable happens—while working undercover, Charlie is seriously injured…and his memory of the past four years is lost. Could it be the fresh start that he didn’t realize he longed for?

Despite a friendship that’s turned flirtatious at times, Lizzie Tremaine has held Charlie at arms’ length. She’s lost all the men she’s ever loved, and is unwilling to risk her heart again. Still, she’s glad to keep an eye on him—as his bodyguard—and while she’s at it, help him put the pieces of his past together, including discovering who attacked him, and why.

But Charlie seems to have forgotten their agreed-upon professional distance—and suddenly, all the rules are off the table. She’s seeing a side of Charlie she could possibly let into her heart. Problem is, the closer he gets to uncovering his memories, the closer he gets to trouble.

It’s her heart…or his life. What will protecting Charlie cost her?

Another edge-of-your-seat Elite Guardians thriller!


GIVEAWAY

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(1) winner will receive a paperback copy of the book and a $10 Amazon gift card.
⇒ To Enter
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⇒ TAG a friend (up to 3x per post).
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MY REVIEW

Teaming up with Eason to present the second book in the Elite Guardians Collection, Abrams recreates the action-packed world, filled with relatable characters, faith elements, and twisting plot twists galore!

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The clean romance develops at a realistic pace. The banter between Charlie and Lizzie is delightful as they navigate from friends to more than that, all the while trying to stay safe and uncover the bad guys. Impending Strike captures the reader’s attention from the first sentence, holding it fast until the thrilling conclusion.

See my review of Driving Force (book 1). Book 3, Defending Honor, will be available in October 2022.

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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COVER REVEAL: Bring Her Home, by Hannah Currie

BHH cover reveal_story 1I’m thrilled today to join in the Cover Reveal for Hannah Currie’s new book, Bring Her Home, releasing September 2022 from WhiteCrown Publishing.

This medieval retelling of the Prodigal Son parable is full of knights, royals, intrigue, and romance, and asks the age-old question of whether it’s ever too late—or too far—to come home.


EXCERPT: 

Since the morning he woke to find his precious daughter gone with only the remains of their latest argument left behind, King Lior has been praying she’d come home. For four years now, he’s prayed and searched, sending his best knights to find Evangeline, only to hear nothing. Until the day their missive arrives with three words: we’ve found her. He sends one right back with orders to bring her home.

But that order isn’t easily achieved. Evangeline, now a lowly servant, has no plans to return. Though the knights claim her father still loves her, she knows the truth: he’d cast her aside as quickly as everyone else if he knew how far she’d truly fallen. She can’t go home. Not with her scars. Or her failures. Or her son.

Only the knights won’t leave without her. And just as she starts to wonder if maybe they might be right, the choice is taken from her altogether.

Sir Darrek thought the hardest part of his quest would be finding Evangeline. He had no idea how difficult it would be to get her home.

AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER 2022

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SHADOW OF HONOR, / by Ronie Kendig (Celebrate Lit Tour)

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About the Book

Shadow of Honor, / by Ronie Kendig (The Droseran Saga, 3)
Enclave      ISBN      9781621842347 (release date June 14, 2022)
Genre:      Christian Science Fiction
Adult             Rating: 4

ShadowHonor4-535x800 (1)    The war he fears may be the very one he’s been called to start.

Held captive, tortured by monsters of a nightmarish alien race, Marco Dusan clings to a final goal: keep these beasts from the Quadrants, even if it means orchestrating his own death. But his dreams betray that singular design. In them his bonded calls to him across lightyears. Does he leave her to fight Symmachia alone, or risk bringing an unwinnable war to every planet in the Quadrants?

On board the alien dreadnought, Eija Zacdari flounders, torn amidst military machinations, prophecies, and an inexplicable bond with one of the fearsome creatures who have imprisoned her friends. Only by uncovering the truth about an ancient conflict now shrouded in deception will she find her place.

Faced with her true identity, Eija sees her purpose snap into focus, and she realizes the war Marco fears may be the very one he has been called to start.

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About the Author

Ronie-Kendig-683x1024Ronie Kendig is a bestselling, award-winning author of over thirty books. She grew up an Army brat, and now she and her Army-veteran husband have returned to their beloved Texas after a ten-year stint in the Northeast. They survive on Sonic & Starbucks runs, barbecue, and peach cobbler that they share–sometimes–with Benning the Stealth Golden. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters.


Excerpt – Shadow of Honor

Shaken, Eija touched her temple, head still pounding from the oxygen deprivation she’d suffered beneath the beast’s attempt to crush the life from her—that and the minutes stuck in an oxygen-deprived pod. Until she figured out what had prompted the creature to release her and crouch before her, she didn’t dare move.

Insane! The docuvids of the Lavabeasts had not exaggerated. These monsters were fast, lethal, vicious. Yet . . . twice she’d been in its grip, and it’d held back from actually turning her into a dusty pile. Why?

Yeah, maybe don’t ask. Just . . .

What? What could she do against beasts that reduced people to ash with their arms?
Keening filled the ship. With bewildering speed, the other three Draegis bolted out of the bay, their thudding steps fading down the passage as they headed to the aft port, where their ship clung to the Prevenire like a remora on a shark.

Nerves thrumming, Eija glanced at Marco, whose chin was tucked to his chest again. Unconscious? Twitches of his head and hands alleviated that fear. Probably super focused on piloting the ship to the Sentinel.

So we can all die.

Right. So much for the relief she’d felt. Her gaze slid down to the immobilized Lavabeast at her feet. What was wrong with it—him? Was he more AI than biological? Had he powered down or something? Fried his neural net? What was she supposed to do?

She discarded each question as it arose. Assessed her precarious situation. The crackling and swelling of his strange skin said he was still breathing. So alive, not dead.

I can help with that.

He was also awake—glowing eye slits proved that.

Reef shifted on the deck where he’d landed after being tossed by one of the monsters, his arm hanging at an odd angle. Gray eyes came to hers, asking what neither of them could actually voice—

What just happened? Why had the other Lavabeasts fled? Why had this one not killed her or left?

“Why isn’t it moving?” Reef hissed as he slowly climbed to his feet.

She shook her head, still terrified of arousing the beast’s anger.

Locked on the Draegis, Reef inched closer and angled toward her.

“You okay?”

“Yeah. Sure.” Again, she again checked on Marco, who still had his head down. Maybe the other Draegis had done something to him. “Marco?” she called quietly at the same time she heard Reef suck in a breath.

In front of her, the mountain of lava erupted with a piercing howl, terrorizing her as it lunged. Like a lightning strike—a very large, fat, black bolt—it shot forward.


Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, June 30
Beauty in the Binding, July 1 (Author Interview)
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, July 1
Inklings and notions, July 2
deb’s Book Review, July 3
Worthy2Read, July 4
Locks, Hooks and Books, July 5
For Him and My Family, July 6
Wishful Endings, July 7
Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, July 8
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, July 9
Blogging With Carol, July 10
Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, July 11
The Book Club Network, July 11
Christina’s Corner, July 12
Through the Fire blogs, July 13


Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Ronie is giving away the grand prize package of an Exclusive Signed, Sprayed-edge Edition of SHADOW OF HONOR, a candle with a custom fragrance connected to Shadow of Honor, a gaming mat with a custom Laura Hollingsworth Illustration of Kardia, and a three-pack character card set for SHADOW OF HONOR!!

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My Review

Award-winning author Ronie Kendig continues her action-filled  science fiction / space opera series with this third installment, filled with intrigue, and adventure.

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Ronie Kendig excels at creating a world filled with alien and human characters, each with their own languages and customs. On top of that, she writes a story that includes dramatic relationships, interplanetary battles, and non-stop adventure, all elements of a good space opera, making this more than just a science fiction/fantasy series. Her characters – both alien and human – are complex, adding to the drama and adventure. 

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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SHADOW OF HONOR, / by Ronie Koenig (JustRead Tour)

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Welcome to the Bookstagram + Review Tour for  Shadow of Honor,
by Ronie Kendig,
hosted by JustRead Tours.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Shadow of Honor, / by Ronie Kendig (The Droseran Saga, 3)
Enclave      ISBN      9781621842347
Genre: Christian Science Fiction / Space Opera
Adult             Rating: 4

ShadowHonor4-535x800 (1)The war he fears may be the very one he’s been called to start.

Held captive, tortured by monsters of a nightmarish alien race, Marco Dusan clings to a final goal: keep these beasts from the Quadrants, even if it means orchestrating his own death. But his dreams betray that singular design. In them his bonded calls to him across lightyears. Does he leave her to fight Symmachia alone, or risk bringing an unwinnable war to every planet in the Quadrants?

On board the alien dreadnought, Eija Zacdari flounders, torn amidst military machinations, prophecies, and an inexplicable bond with one of the fearsome creatures who have imprisoned her friends. Only by uncovering the truth about an ancient conflict now shrouded in deception will she find her place.

Faced with her true identity, Eija sees her purpose snap into focus, and she realizes the war Marco fears may be the very one he has been called to start.


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 (1) winner will receive an exclusive handpainted edges hardcover edition of Shadow of Honor, the complete character portrait set from Shadow of Honor, and exclusive Standees of Kersei and Marco.

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MY REVIEW

Award-winning author Ronie Kendig continues her action-filled  science fiction / space opera series with this third installment, filled with intrigue, and adventure.

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Ronie Kendig excels at creating a world filled with alien and human characters, each with their own languages and customs. On top of that, she writes a story that includes dramatic relationships, interplanetary battles, and non-stop adventure, all elements of a good space opera, making this more than just a science fiction/fantasy series. Her characters – both alien and human – are complex, adding to the drama and adventure. 

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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SUNBURST, / by Susan May Warren (Revell Reads)

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Sunburst, / by Susan May Warren (Sky King Ranch, 2)
Revell     ISBN     9780800739836
Adult     Rating:     4

sunburst coverAward-winning author Susan May Warren pens her second novel featuring the Kingston triplet brothers, who joined military different branches.

In Sunburst, former Navy SEAL Ranger Kingston answers the call to rescue his brother Colt in Nigeria, not expecting to find his first love – aid worker Noemi Sutton – also being held hostage. Noemi and Ranger need to work together if they want to leave Africa alive. Can they discover why Noemi was kidnapped by Nigerian terrorists?

 Ranger is a problem solver, but even he doesn’t know how to solve his biggest problems – a medical condition and guilt from an earlier mission weighing him down. Noemi, the only daughter of another SEAL, has been on her own since her father’s death, feels that she is not worthy to be loved by God or anyone else. What will it take for them to overcome their self-imposed emotional isolation from others and recognize the strength in working together? 

Known for her inspirational action-filled novels, Warren writes flawed characters and a captivating storyline. Like her other books, Sunburst has faith journeys, suspense, edge-of-your-seat adventure, and of course, a clean romance (even a Nigerian wedding!). Colt’s story has been slowly unfolding in the second book, setting the stage for the final book, Sundown, coming in late 2022.

Recommended for adult collections and high school readers. Kudos to Warren for having a heroine who is of African descent, and for seamlessly adding Nigerian wedding traditions to the storyline.

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are my honest opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write reviews, nor to even post positive reviews.

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Midnight’s Budding Morrow, / by Carolyn Miller (I Read With Audra Tour)

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ABOUT THE BOOK

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Can real love grow between a wallflower and an unrepentant rogue?

Sarah Drayton is eager to spend time with her best friend at her crumbling Northumberland castle estate. Matrimony is the last thing on her mind and the last thing she expects to be faced with on a holiday. Yet she finds herself being inveigled into a marriage of convenience with her friend’s rakish brother.

When James Langley returns to his family’s estate, he can’t be bothered to pay attention to his responsibilities as the heir. War is raging and he wants only distraction, not serious tethers. But his roguish ways have backed him into a corner, and he has little choice but to obey his father’s stunning decree: marry before returning to war, or else. Suddenly he finds himself wedded to a clever and capable woman he does not love.

Sarah craves love and a place to belong, neither of which James offered before returning to the battlefront. Now everyone around her thinks she married above her station, and they have no intention of rewarding her for such impertinence. It isn’t until her husband returns from war seemingly changed that she begins to hope they may find real happiness. But can she trust that this rake has truly reformed?

When tragedy strikes, this pair must learn to trust God and his plans. Will they be destroyed . . . or will they discover that even in the darkest depths of night, the morning still holds hope?

Click here to read an excerpt.

Midnight’s Budding Morrow is the second book in the Regency Wallflowers series. The first book in the series is Dusk’s Darkest Shores.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carolyn MillerCarolyn Miller is an inspirational romance author who lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children.

A longtime lover of romance, especially that of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer’s Regency era, Carolyn holds a BA in English literature and loves drawing readers into fictional worlds that show the truth of God’s grace in our lives. She enjoys music, films, gardens, art, travel, and food.
Miller’s novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers.

Learn more about Carolyn at www.carolynmillerauthor.com, or find her on Facebook (Carolyn Miller Author)Instagram (@CarolynMillerAuthor), and Twitter (@CarolynMAuthor)


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MY REVIEW

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ABOUT THE BOOK

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Can real love grow between a wallflower and an unrepentant rogue?

Sarah Drayton is eager to spend time with her best friend at her crumbling Northumberland castle estate. Matrimony is the last thing on her mind and the last thing she expects to be faced with on a holiday. Yet she finds herself being inveigled into a marriage of convenience with her friend’s rakish brother.

When James Langley returns to his family’s estate, he can’t be bothered to pay attention to his responsibilities as the heir. War is raging and he wants only distraction, not serious tethers. But his roguish ways have backed him into a corner, and he has little choice but to obey his father’s stunning decree: marry before returning to war, or else. Suddenly he finds himself wedded to a clever and capable woman he does not love.

Sarah craves love and a place to belong, neither of which James offered before returning to the battlefront. Now everyone around her thinks she married above her station, and they have no intention of rewarding her for such impertinence. It isn’t until her husband returns from war seemingly changed that she begins to hope they may find real happiness. But can she trust that this rake has truly reformed?

When tragedy strikes, this pair must learn to trust God and his plans. Will they be destroyed . . . or will they discover that even in the darkest depths of night, the morning still holds hope?

Click here to read an excerpt.

Midnight’s Budding Morrow is the second book in the Regency Wallflowers series. The first book in the series is Dusk’s Darkest Shores.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carolyn MillerCarolyn Miller is an inspirational romance author who lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children.

A longtime lover of romance, especially that of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer’s Regency era, Carolyn holds a BA in English literature and loves drawing readers into fictional worlds that show the truth of God’s grace in our lives. She enjoys music, films, gardens, art, travel, and food.
Miller’s novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers.

Learn more about Carolyn at www.carolynmillerauthor.com, or find her on Facebook (Carolyn Miller Author)Instagram (@CarolynMillerAuthor), and Twitter (@CarolynMAuthor)


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MY REVIEW

Miller writes a story of forgiveness, love, and redemption with realistic but imperfect characters who struggle to see God’s hand and draw on His strength in their troubling circumstances. They learn to forgive themselves as well as others, and in doing so, embrace the future God has for them.

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Adding a touch of Gothic elements, like James’ brooding father, a hidden treasure, mysterious circumstances surrounding his mother’s death, a castle in disrepair overlooking the sea, and a divided staff, contributes to the novel’s darker moments.

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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ONE FINE DAY, / by Rachel Hauck and Carrie Padgett (JustRead Tour)

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Welcome to the Bookstagram + Review Tour for  One Fine Day,  by Rachel Hauck and Carrie Padgett, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


ABOUT THE BOOK

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One Fine Day, / by Rachel Hauck and Carrie Padgett (Hearts Bend Collection, 1)
Sunrise     ISBN     9781953783226

All she wants is a fresh start…

Chloe Beason LaRue left Hearts Bend after high school, determined to never look back. She shed her unrequited crush on Sam Hardy, moved to Paris, went to pastry school, found a good job, fell in love, and got married. She was happy in France.

Then her husband tragically died. Now, Chloe just wants to move forward…but when her mom’s health is in jeopardy, Chloe heads right back to Hearts Bend where she’s hired as head baker for Haven’s, the premier bakery in town. She has no idea that moving home will push her right into the arms of the man who broke her heart.

He’s not looking to fall in love…

Tennessee Titans quarterback Sam Hardy has too many broken memories in Hearts Bend to Return. But when he’s sidelined by an injury, he desperately needs to invest in something to safeguard his future. Haven’s Bakery is up for sale—and his business partner believes the deal is too good to pass up. He has no idea that the owners have hired the one girl he can’t seem to forget…and the last thing he expects is to be her boss.

But it’s a recipe for romance…

Back in Hearts Bend for the first time in ten years and thrown together at Haven’s Bakery, Chloe and Sam have a second chance at first love. Indeed, the more time Sam spends selling pastries, the more he sees a new future. But when Paris beckons Chloe back, where does her heart belong? Can they find the recipe for leaving regrets behind and start something new?

Escape to Hearts Bend for a sweet story of romance, faith, and an unexpected happy ending.


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Giveaway – (1) winner will receive a copy of the book and $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.

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(US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics. Instagram is not affiliated with nor responsible for this giveaway. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 30, 2022.)


MY REVIEW

Bestselling author Rachel Hauck and debut author Carrie Padgett return to Hearts Bend, TN in this contemporary inspirational romance.

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Hauck and Padgett recreate the small town of Hearts Bend first introduced in Hauck’s Wedding Collection (Wedding Dress Shop, etc.). But one does not need to read those earlier books to enjoy this one. It is a standalone novel that sets up the new series co-written by Hauck and debut authors. Hauck provides the framework (and there are cameos of her Heart Bend characters), but Padgett does an excellent job of taking the recipe and making it her own. 

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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THE SWEET LIFE, / by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Revell Reads)

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The Sweet Life, / by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Cape Cod Creamery, 1)
Revell     ISBN     9780800739478
Adult     Rating:    4

The-Sweet-Life-CoverBestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher presents a new inspirational contemporary romance featuring an ice cream shop on Cape Cod!

In The Sweet Life, Dawn Dixon’s life changes drastically when her groom calls off the upcoming wedding, and her widowed mother announces she had breast cancer surgery recently. Marnie Dixon didn’t want her treatment to interfere with the wedding. Since the Cape Cod honeymoon was already paid for, her former groom Kevin insists she use it. 

Dawn, a planner by nature, takes her mother, Marnie, spontaneous by nature, thinking it will be a good place to rest for both of them. While they bump heads, they love each other, making this trip a memorable one, especially when impulsive Marnie buys a rundown ice cream shop – something that had been a dream of Dawn and her father, but not Marnie’s dream. Can they work together – without killing one another – to re-launch the ice cream shop, and find renewed hope in Cape Cod?

Fisher creates a heart-filled story with irresistible characters, ice cream inspired quotes, and faith & grief journeys in a quaint Cape Cod village. Dawn’s former fiance Kevin shows up, feeling guilty and concerned about Dawn as she does very un-Dawnlike things (like taking leave from work to support her mother’s renovation of the ice cream shop, as well as actually making the ice cream from scratch based on a recipe she and her father created). Dealing with the Historical Commission provides some humor as they renovate, and preserve the old building. Themes of love, family, and faith permeate the story like a good fudge ripple!

Recommended for adult readers of contemporary fiction, especially fans of Fisher, Denise Hunter, Irene Hannon, and Courtney Walsh.

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are my honest opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write reviews, nor to even post positive reviews.

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WHEN THE MEADOWS BLOOM, / by Ann H. Gabhart (Revell Reads)

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When the Meadows Blooms, / by Ann H. Gabhart
Revell     ISBN     9780800737221
Adult     Rating:     4

meadows bloomBestselling author Ann H. Gabhart pens a historical novel set in Kentucky when families face challenges during the 1918 influenza epidemic.

In When the Meadows Blooms, recently widowed Rose Meadows is at a sanatorium, recovering from tuberculosis. Meanwhile, her young daughters – Calla and Sienna – live in an orphanage until Rose is finally well enough to reclaim them. 

Having nowhere else to go, they move to the Kentucky farm where her reclusive brother-in-law lives. Dirk Meadows struggles with his own pain, after being scarred by a fire and abandoned by his fiancee. Rose doesn’t know that the girls suffered under terrible conditions at the orphanage. Can all of them find physical, spiritual, and emotional healing together on the Meadowland farm?

Gabhart pens a character-driven story where true healing and trust in God takes place within their hearts. Both Rose and Dirk closed off their hearts in grief, but they learn that healing starts when they stop bottling up everything. The mysterious circumstances surrounding the fire are solved and closure is found by Dirk. Calla and Sienna are endearing characters

Although it seems a little slow in the beginning as Gabhart lays the groundwork for the story, it grabs the reader’s attention until the story’s end. Uncovering the layers of truth behind the past pulls at one’s heartstrings and hope is slowly built. Faith elements that aren’t preachy, descriptive narratives, and well-developed characters show how God can bring new life to even wounded hearts. 

Recommended for Gabhart fans and readers of historical fiction. 

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are my honest opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, and/or authors. I am not required to write reviews, nor to even post positive reviews.

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SHADOWED LOYALTY, / by Roseanna M. White (JustRead Tour)

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Welcome to the Bookstagram + Review Tour for Shadowed Loyalty by Roseanna M. White, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


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Chrism Press     ISBN     9781941720790

Sabina Mancari never questioned her life as the daughter of Chicago’s leading mob boss until bullets tear apart her world and the man she thought she loved turned out to be an undercover Prohibition agent. Now she sees how ugly the underworld can be. Ambushes, bribes, murder, prostitution—she thought her beloved Papa was above all that, but clearly he isn’t. What does that mean, though, for her and their family? Maybe Lorenzo, the fiancé who has barely paid her any attention in the last two years, has the right idea by planning to escape their world.

All his life, Lorenzo’s family assumed he would join the Church, but he has different ideas—marrying Sabina and pursuing a career in the law. But despite his morals, he knows at the core he isn’t so unlike his father and brothers, which has always terrified him. Has he, in trying to protect Sabina from his flaws, in fact harmed her? It sure seems that way when he realizes he all but forced her into the arms of the Prohibition Agent now bent on tearing her family apart at all costs. But how can they rebuild what has so long been neglected…and do it in the shadow of the dark empire of the Mafia?

Shadowed Loyalty, set amid the glitz and scandal of the Roaring Twenties, examines what love really means and how we draw lines between family and our own convictions, especially when following the one could mean losing the other.



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MY REVIEW

Historical fiction author Roseanna M. White pens a stand-alone historical novel set during the Roaring Twenties (1922).

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Known for her excellent characterization, realistic faith elements, and eye for historical detail, White deftly applies those to this novel. This is not the usual time period for White, but she does an excellent job in integrating her research into her writing. The reader enters into Chicago’s  shadowy underworld where love, loyalty, and faith are tested – and where brothels, prostitution, murder, and other criminal activities abound.

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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A CRUMBY WAY TO DIE, / by Georgiana Daniels

A Crumby Way to Die, / by Georgiana Daniels (A KC Crumb Mystery, 3)
Bowker     ISBN     9781736725030
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Author Georgiana Daniels returns with another entertaining cozy mystery, set in the small town of Beaver Bluff, OR.

In A Crumby Way to Die, KC Crumb enjoys her life in Beaver Bluff, far from her old life in LA until her ex-boyfriend James Carlisle shows up and complicates things. Shortly after his unwelcome arrival, one of the B&B owners is murdered and James is a suspect. KC and her friends are on the case. The sooner James is cleared, the sooner she can send him back to LA and concentrate on her budding relationship with the handsome police officer Antonio Hamsom.

While this book can be read as a standalone, the reader will enjoy being introduced to KS’s quirky friends in the earlier books (Crumbs of Passion, and Crumbs and Punishment). A Crumby Way to Die is a cozy mystery with humor, red herrings, plot twists, and entertaining cast of characters. Polly, KC’s friend, is a delightful sidekick, as are the non-human characters of Cujo and Pooh Bear.  

Also reviewed: Crumb and Punishment (#2).

Carol R. Gehringer

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DRIVING FORCE, by Lynette Eason and Kate Angelo (JustRead Tour)

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Welcome to the Boostagram + Review Tour for Driving Force by Kate Angelo presented by Lynette Eason, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


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Driving Force, / by Lynette Eason and Kate Angelo (Elite Guardians Collection, 1)
Sunrise Publishing     ISBN     9781953783196

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He’s the last client she wants to protect…

Elite Guardians bodyguard/former sniper CHRISTINA SHERMAN has protected uncooperative clients before—but this time, well her client is bossy, headstrong and occasionally eats off the floor. Yes, he’s a highly trained military working dog, but certainly her skills could be put to better use, right?

Not according to former Special Forces Air Commando GREY PARKER. He needs her help to protect his dog while he undergoes an experimental surgery that could restore his ability to walk. He just needs someone to keep his canine partner safe. Most of all, Grey wants back on his feet so he can track down a deranged scientist known as The Scavenger who unleashed a nerve agent that left Grey sidelined in a wheelchair.

When an attempt is made on Grey’s life, and dead bodies begin piling up—with evidence the same toxin is responsible—suddenly Christina is tasked with keeping both dog and soldier alive…and with them, the secrets that could stop a terrorist attack. But this time, even Christina might be in over her head.

Dive into the exciting ignition to the Elite Guardians Collection.

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Giveaway – (1) winner will receive a print copy of the book & $10 Amazon gift card. (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics. Instagram is not affiliated with nor responsible for this giveaway. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on April 11, 2022.)

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MY REVIEW

Best-selling author Lynette Eason and debut author Kate Angelo continue the romantic suspense series featuring female bodyguards, originally written by Eason.

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Teaming up with Eason to present the first book in the Elite Guardians Collection, Angelo picks up the Elite Guardians storyline seamlessly, recreating the action-packed world, relatable characters, and twisting plot originally created by Eason. Violence in the story is appropriate but not too graphic. The clean romance develops at a realistic pace, and faith elements are present but not overpowering.

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are written for books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publishers, publicists, or authors. I voluntarily reviewed this book, and my review represents my honest opinion.

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