September 2018 – Month in Review & Giveaway

What books have you read during the month of September? I’ve had the pleasure of reading some wonderful stories this past month! Join me as we take a look back at the bookish fun we enjoyed in September. Be sure to enter the giveaway!

Clicking on the link will take you to the blog post for that book, interview or reveal.

Books Reviewed:

FinallyAccepted  Finally Accepted by Toni Shiloh

AWorthyRebel  A Worthy Rebel by Jody Hedlund

MagnoliaSummer  Magnolia Summer by Melanie Dickerson

A+Tale+of+Two+Hearts+cover  A Tale of Two Hearts by Michelle Griep

HiddenAmongTheStars Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson

LadyOfAThousandTreasures Lady of A Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd

HourUnspent_comp  An Hour Unspent by Roseanna M. White

TheChristmasHerloom The Christmas Heirloom: Four Holiday Novellas

 

Author Interview:

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* * * * * GIVEAWAY * * * * *

I am giving away 1 (one) print copy of “Lady of a Thousand Treasures” Review the policies here. Please note that due to shipping cost this print copy is only available to those in the continental USA. The giveaway will be open for one week. At the close of the giveaway period, the winner will be contacted via email and announced on this page. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email, before another winner will be chosen.

Return daily during the giveaway period to tweet for bonus entries using the Rafflecopter entry form.

 To Enter the Giveaway: 

1.)  Leave a blog post comment answering the following question:
“Have you read any of the books I reviewed this month? If so, did you have a favorite?  Or, what book(s) are you looking forward to reading in October?”

2.) CLICK HERE to enter the Rafflecopter entry form.

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Winner: Amanda G.

 

First Line Friday: Finally Accepted

Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today I’m happy to be featuring Finally Accepted (Freedom Lake #3) by Toni Shiloh. This heart-wrenching story of two people searching for the love of family and for acceptance is sure to give you a clearer image of our Heavenly Father and his amazing love for us all! CLICK HERE to read my full review.

FinallyAccepted

          Chole Ann Smith stared at her reflection in the mirror with a new awareness.

 

I don’t know about you, but it makes me what to know what Chole Ann Smith has become aware of. What has she discovered?

To find out, you’ll have to pick up a copy of this wonderful book for yourself!

 

Now it’s your turn!

Grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. To see what First Lines others are sharing this week head over to Hoarding Books.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books

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Finally Accepted (Freedom Lake #3) by Toni Shiloh

Synopsis:

There’s only one thing Chloe Smith has ever wanted: family. Yet the DNA results she’s received have thrown her life into a tailspin. Her utmost desire has ended up being the catalyst for shaking her faith. She doesn’t even know who she is anymore, and she’s certainly too messed up for her longtime crush to give her more than a second glance.

Darryl Jones is struggling between his past and the grace God so freely offers. His sins feel too big for him to handle, let alone expect the woman of his dreams to accept. Chloe is the only woman he’s ever wanted and the one he doesn’t deserve.

As they form a tentative relationship and examine their faith, Chloe and Darryl ache to know they are finally accepted and fully loved.

My Thoughts:

I have enjoyed every story in the Freedom Lake series! Toni Shiloh puts an enormous amount of heart, truth and the love of God into everything she writes. This heart-wrenching story of two people searching for the love of family and for acceptance is sure to give you a clearer image of our Father and his amazing love for us all!

Chole and Darryl are two people longing for family, for grace and acceptance. In truth, that is all something that we each long for. In learning to rely more fully on God, to wait on His perfect timing we can come to grow in our relationship with God.

This story wraps up the series beautifully, teaches us lessons, and invites us to draw closer to God. I give this wonderful story 4 stars and would encourage you to grab a copy and settle in for a delightful story that is sure to warm your heart!

(I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)

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About the Author:

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

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Finally Accepted (Freedom Lake #3)

Freedom Lake Series:

Returning Home (Freedom Lake #1)

  Grace Restored (Freedom Lake #2)

Don’t miss out on these other books by Toni Shiloh:

  Buying Love (Maple Run #1)

  Finding Love (Maple Run #2)

  Enduring Love (Maple Run #3)

  A Life to Live

  A Spring Weddings

 A Sidelined Christmas

August 2018 – Month in Review

What books have you read during the month of August? I’ve had the pleasure of reading some wonderful stories this past month! Join me as we take a look back at the bookish fun we enjoyed in August.

Clicking on the link will take you to the blog post for that book, interview or reveal.

Book Reviews:

TheBestOfIntentions  The Best of Intentions by Susan Anne Mason

Reckless  The Reckless by MaryLu Tyndall

FreedomsKiss  Freedom’s Kiss by Sarah Monzon

ADangerousDeception  A Dangerous Deception by Debra E. Marvin

ALoveRestored  A Love Restored by Kelly Goshorn

ARumoredFortune  A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano

CaughtBySurprise  Caught by Surprise by Jen Turano

 

Book Spotlight:

BookSpotlight-MagnoliaSummer-crop  Magnolia Summer by Melanie Dickerson

 

Author Interviews:

PhotoFunia-1532360617  Kelly Goshorn

PhotoFunia-1535382334  Jen Turano

 

Cover Reveals:

CoverReveal-Graphic Finally Accepted by Toni Shiloh

IMG_0869 Eternity Between Us by Stephenia H. McGee

CoverImage  When You Look at Me by Pepper Basham

 

I’d love to hear from you:

Have you read any of the books I reviewed this month? If so, did you have a favorite?
What book(s) are you looking forward to reading in September?

Today is the last chance to enter the giveaway for an autographed print copy of Caught By Surprise! Check out the Author Interview & Giveaway with Jen Turano!

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Cover Reveal & Scavenger Hunt: Finally Accepted (Freedom Lake #3) by Toni Shiloh

I am so glad you are here today! I have a super fun treat for you. I have partnered with several wonderful bloggers and Author, Toni Shiloh, for a super fun scavenger hunt to reveal the cover of Toni Shiloh’s new book “Finally Accepted”!

You are here at Stop One.

Please take time to carefully read the details below and follow the clues to the next stop.

Rumor has it the book will release in late August or early September. Make sure that you follow Toni Shiloh (see links below) or sign-up for her newsletter!

Author Bio:

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

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Back cover blurb:

There’s only one thing Chloe Smith has ever wanted: family. Yet the DNA results she’s received have thrown her life into a tailspin. Her utmost desire has ended up being the catalyst for shaking her faith. She doesn’t even know who she is anymore, and she’s certainly too messed up for her longtime crush to give her more than a second glance.

Darryl Jones is struggling between his past and the grace God so freely offers. His sins feel too big for him to handle, let alone expect the woman of his dreams to accept. Chloe is the only woman he’s ever wanted and the one he doesn’t deserve.

As they form a tentative relationship and examine their faith, Chloe and Darryl ache to know they are finally accepted and fully loved.

 

Welcome to Stop One:

Follow the clues to for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card and see the full cover of Toni Shiloh’s Finally Accepted, book 3 in the Freedom Lake series.

Welcome to the Finally Accepted Cover Reveal Scavenger Hunt. You have arrived at the starting point. The hunt begins at 12:00pm EDT on August 7, 2018. You may have arrived here before the start which could mean all of the sites aren’t ready quite yet. Once the official start has begun, you can work your way through the sites, gathering clues, until you arrive at the final stop which will be on Toni Shiloh’s site, stop #10.

The hunt ends on August 8, 2018, at 11:59pm EDT. You will collect a CLUE IN RED at each stop. Write them down as you go. At the end of the hunt, you will enter the clues into a Rafflecopter form. (The answer will make sense, even if you aren’t familiar with it.) The hunt is open to international entries.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my site and participating in the Finally Accepted Cover Reveal Scavenger Hunt.

Before you move on to Stop #2, which is Vicky Sluiter’s site, to pick up your next clue, be sure to write down this Stop #1 clue: “What

Your last stop will be at Toni Shiloh’s page where you enter in the clue’s that you have collected along the way!

**Also, please note: Rafflecopter requires JavaScript to work. If you can’t see the form, please turn JavaScript on in your browser in order to enter. Rafflecopter sometimes doesn’t work on mobile devices. If you are on a mobile device and can’t see the entry form, then you’ll need to find a computer.

 

Don’t miss out on these other books by Toni Shiloh:

  Buying Love (Maple Run #1)

  Finding Love (Maple Run #2)

  Enduring Love (Maple Run #3)

Returning Home (Freedom Lake #1)

  Grace Restored (Freedom Lake #2)

  A Life to Live

  A Spring Weddings

 A Sidelined Christmas