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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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.

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          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.)

Favorite Quote:

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:

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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

 

 

June 2018 – Month in Review

There have been some wonderful stories that I’ve enjoyed reading this past month! Join me as we take a look back at the bookish fun we enjoyed in June.

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

Books Reviewed:

TheOrphansWish  The Orphans Wish by Melanie Dickerson

WhereTheFireFalls  Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett

AmongThePoppies  Among the Poppies by J’nell Ciesielski

TheLoveLetter  The Love Letter by Rachel Hauck

ADaringEscape  A Daring Escape by Tricia Goyer

MoreThanMeetsTheEye  More Than Meets the Eye by Karen Witemeyer

TheHopeOfAzureSpringsThe Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham

EnduringLove  Enduring Love by Toni Shiloh

 

Author Interviews:

InterviewKarenWitemeyerKaren Witemeyer

InterviewTaraJohnson  Tara Johnson

 

Cover Reveals:

BetweenTwoShoresBetween Two Shores by Jocelyn Green

 

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 July?

 

Enduring Love (Maple Run #3) by Toni Shiloh

Synopsis:

“There comes a point in every woman’s life where she must decide what to believe: the truth of the past or the circumstances of the present.”

Belle Peterson is hiding a secret. Seeking sanctuary in the small town of Maple Run, she’s intent on starting her life over—one she hopes honors Christ. The plan was going great until an undeniable attraction to Micah has her wondering if she’s changed at all.

Micah Campbell can’t understand why Belle is so uptight and wants nothing to do with her until the gentle whispers of God tell him to befriend her. He didn’t count on the feeling of protectiveness to rise up or that spark of attraction.

When Belle’s past is revealed, Micah prays that his love can endure it.

My Thoughts:

I’ve had the pleasure of reading a few of Toni Shiloh’s books, and I can honestly say that I have enjoyed every single one I’ve picked up. Each story is unique yet holds the same poignant writing style that is fresh, and honest. With dynamic characters who have real lives and deal with difficult hurdles. The best part for me is that every story is rich with Bible truth.

Enduring Love takes a difficult topic and places it at the foot of the cross. Seen through the lens of forgiveness and Jesus’s blood that paid for all of our sins. No one is without sin and our job isn’t to condemn but to love one another and point others to Jesus.

This story isn’t all serious. There are plenty of light-hearted moments. Laughter and joy! Reading this story I felt like I was hanging out with a group of my friends. I have a marvelous time, and I enjoyed the real, honest and meaningful conversations.

I loved reading this story! There isn’t one thing I would change. I was drawn into the lives of these characters, I walked with them through the struggles, I felt like I was part of their lives, and by the end of the story, I wished I could really enjoy a delicious meal at The Pit.

I highly recommend this wonderful book! If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading one of Toni Shiloh’s books, then you are truly missing out and need to get one right away!

(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.)

Favorite Quote:

Order your copy today!

  Enduring Love (Maple Run #3)

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.

Web Page // Goodreads // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest

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

  Finding Love (Maple Run #2)

  Buying Love (Maple Run #1)

  Grace Restored (Freedom Lake #2)

Returning Home (Freedom Lake #1)

  A Life to Live

  A Spring Weddings

 A Sidelined Christmas

March 2018 – Month in Review

Here we are at the first day of April! There have been some wonderful stories that I’ve enjoyed reading this past month! Join me as we take a look back at the bookish fun we enjoyed in March.

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

Books Reviewed:

The Innkeepers Daughter The Innkeeper’s Daughter

GraceRestored Grace Restored

AChanceAtForever  A Chance at Forever

ThreeWordsAndAKiss  Three Words and a Kiss

A Heart's Revolution  A Heart’s Revolution

A Most Noble Heir  A Most Noble Heir

FindingEvergreen  Finding Evergreen

Author Interview:

SarahSundin  Sarah Sundin

Cover Reveal:

TimelessCollection Timeless Love: Romantic stories that span the ages

 

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 April?

I have a full schedule of books I’m looking forward to sharing with you in April! I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes:

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First Line Fridays – Grace Restored (Freedom Lake #2)

 

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

This week I’m featuring Grace Restored (Freedom Lake #2) by Toni Shiloh. This is a powerful story of Grace! I hope that you take the chance to snag a copy of this book for yourself!  CLICK HERE to read my review.

 

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Victory was hers.

 

The first line is short & sweet! And oh, what a line! What was her victory? Well, you will have to pick up this book to find out!

 

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

  Grace Restored (Freedom Lake #2)

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Grace Restored (Freedom Lake #2)

Synopsis:

Michelle Thomas has it all. Beautiful and successful, she’s just opened her own law firm in Freedom Lake. What more could she want? When her old flame rolls back into Freedom Lake, she’s intent on ignoring him. But how can she give the widower and his precious twin girls the cold shoulder?

Still reeling from the death of his wife, Guy Pierre returns to Freedom Lake to take over as town sheriff and raise his twin daughters. Alone. Yet, life keeps throwing Michelle in his path and sparks of interest began to rise.

Will old secrets tear them apart again or can they find the faith to let God’s grace restore what has been broken?

My Thoughts:

I loved reading the first book in the Freedom Lake series and I was super excited to be able to read this second story. It was like visiting old friends. While you could read this book as a stand-alone, you would miss out on the background information of secondary characters not to mention another fantastic story!

Grace Restored is a beautiful story!  The writing style is engaging and captivating. The characters are realistic and I felt mesmerized and charmed by their story, yet humbled by their candid honesty. With a touch of drama, a splash of romance, and at its core the all-encompassing love of our Savior.  You won’t want to put this story down!

Raw and honest this story challenged me to take a hard look at myself. It’s easy to put up the facade of “everything is okay”, while we hold on tightly to our secrets. But what a privilege we have as children of God to be able, to be honest, and share our burdens with one another and with our Savior.

At its core, this story is a gentle reminder that we are all sinners, and we all need God’s grace. I give this fabulous story 5 enthusiastic stars! Run, don’t walk to your nearest bookstore (or online bookseller) to purchase a copy of this book for yourself!

(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.)

Favorite Quote:

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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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  Grace Restored (Freedom Lake #2)
 Pre-order today for only .99c (publication date March 20, 2018)

 

Returning Home (Freedom Lake #1)

 

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