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FIRST Wild Card Blog Tour + Review: Threads of Hope (Fabric of Time, Book 1) by Andrea Boeshaar

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It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!




You never know when I might play a wild card on you!








Today's Wild Card author is:

Andrea Boeshaar

and the book:

Threads of Hope
(Fabric of Time)
Realms (January 3, 2012)
***Special thanks to Jon Wooten of Charisma House for sending me a review copy.***




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar is a certified Christian life coach; a popular speaker at writers’ conferences, workshops, and women’s groups; and the author of numerous published books, including the Seasons of Redemption series: Unwilling Warrior, Uncertain Heart, Une…

Life at a Frontier Fort: Summer of Promise by Amanda Cabot

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My Thoughts:
Out of concern for her eldest sister, Abigail Harding leaves a comfortable life and ventures across the country to Fort Laramie, Wyoming. Along the way she encounters danger but is rescued by a fellow stage passenger. Lieutenant Ethan Bowles. Believing that the only good thing at the fort is her sister Charlotte and a precocious pup named Puddles she's anxious to return home to her cozy job and soon to be fiance. Little does she know that the frontier is more than it seems and the people at the fort are much more than gun-toting soldiers.

In this start to a brand new series Amanda Cabot once again tells an interesting tale of life and love in the West. While not as fast-paced or romance filled as Scattered Petals, Summer of Promise is a good story if for no other reason than being set at a 19th century garrison. It was a little hard to believe that Abigail would drop everything just because her sister seemed "melancholy" in her letters especially in a time w…

Crazy Pooch!

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It's been a while since I've posted a cute dog pic so I thought I'd one up it today and post a super cute video that I found. Of course it's a collie but even if you aren't familiar with the breed I think you'll agree that this pup is adorable! I guess all collie's have something quirky about them, the one in the video apparently doesn't like styrofoam cups. My dog Coco doesn't like finger nail clippers, sweepers, pencil sharpeners, the emergency radio scanner, helicopters and the list goes on... Sometimes I really wonder what in the world is going through her head!




Giveaway (Open to US and CAN. Residents) + Review: Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl

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About Promise the Night:
Immediately compelling and action-packed, this carefully researched work of historical fiction introduces young readers to the childhood of the famous yet elusive Beryl Markham, the first person to fly solo from England to North America. As in her debut novel, Prisoners in the Palace, MacColl propels readers into a multilayered story with an unforgettable heroine and evocative language that brings the backdrop of colonial British East Africa to life. A fascinating read for anyone with a thirst for adventure.

**To learn more about the book and author visit Michaela's WEBSITE**

**Order the book on Amazon**

My Thoughts:
Books like this are why historical fiction is my absolute favorite genre. Starting out reading this book based on a real-life heroine, horse breaker and airplane pilot Beryl Markham I knew little to nothing about her life and after reading this I want to know more! For me the best novels can take historical events, places or people and make you …

Clash of the Titles: The Redemption by MaryLu Tyndall

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**guest post by Michelle Massaro

For the last couple weeks, Clash of the Titles has been exploring two books delivering powerful death scenes. That's right, death scenes. The two books were The Vengeance Squad and The Redemption. We met authors Sidney Frost and MaryLu Tyndall and waited with bated breath to find out which title got the most votes. If you missed Friday's announcement, I won't keep you in suspense. Though the competition was stiff, the champion title is...
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The Redemption, by MaryLu Tyndall


Congratulations!
About the book:


Lady Charlisse Bristol sets off on a voyage in search of a father she never knew, only to find herself shipwrecked on a deserted island. After weeks of combating the elements, her salvation comes in the form of a band of pirates and their fiercely handsome leader, Edmund Merrick. Will Charlisse free herself from the seductive lure of this pirate captain and find the father's love she so ardently craves?


While battling his attraction to thi…

A Book That Grows on You: Where Wildflowers Bloom (Sisters at Heart, Book 1) by Ann Shorey

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My Thoughts:
With her "At Home in Beldon Grove" series and now this new series, "Sisters at Heart" Ann Shorey has definitely made a niche for herself in the historical romance genre. While not always focusing on romance and faith but also underlying issues like the treatment of single women in business in the 1800s her stories aren't just fluff and nonsense. However don't let me fool you into think that her stories aren't without "sigh-inducing" moments.

In her latest book, Where Wildflowers Bloom we meet Faith Lindberg who has lost nearly everyone she loves to the War Between the States and lives with her aging grandfather. Since her grandfather isn't quite up to running the family's general store by himself Faith undertakes the task upon herself. She isn't completely unselfish in her motives however and hopes to persuade her grandfather to sell the business and travel west.While managing the store she must face how to pay for mou…

Look It's a Freebie!!!!

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Hey guys! I know I don't normally post about Kindle freebies since there are already so many great bloggers who do that but I just HAD to tell you about one that I found out about today and that's Sandra Bricker's Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride. I have loved each and every book I've read by this author and if you haven't yet had the chance to read her books for yourself now's your chance and you don't haveta spend a red cent (although I'm sure this book is worth at least $15)! Check out the link below (click the cover)...remember it's for a limited time only so if you wait too long you might not be able to take advantage of this great title compliments of Amazon and Abingdon Press.


Happy Reading!!!!

FIRST Wild Card Blog Tour + Review: Love Blooms in Winter (The Dakota Diaries) by Lori Copeland

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It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!




You never know when I might play a wild card on you!








Today's Wild Card author is:

Lori Copeland

and the book:

Love Blooms in Winter (The Dakota Diaries)

Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2012)
***Special thanks to
Karri | Marketing Assistant|Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.***



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Lori Copeland is the author of more than 90 titles, both historical and contemporary fiction. With more than 3 million copies of her books in print, she has developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing f…