Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday: The Hope of Azure Springs

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. 
Each week offers the opportunity to spotlight an up-and-coming release you are most excited about. 

This week's feature is going back to the era I love reading about. The 1800's. I don't know what it is about this time, but I'm hooked. I know I couldn't survive with out electricity, but the idea is so much fun.

This is a debut novel for a new author and it sounds fantastic! I can't wait to read The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham.

Waiting On:
Title: The Hope of Azure Springs
Author: Rachel Fordham
Publisher: Revell
Publication Date:July 3rd, 2018

About the Book:
Seven years ago, orphaned and alone, Em finally arrived at a new home in Iowa after riding the orphan train. But secrets from her past haunt her, and her new life in the Western wilderness is a rough one. When her guardian is shot and killed, Em, now nineteen, finally has the chance to search for her long-lost sister, but she won't be able to do it alone.

For Azure Springs Sheriff Caleb Reynolds, securing justice for the waifish and injured Em is just part of his job. He's determined to solve every case put before him in order to impress his parents and make a name for himself. Caleb expects to succeed. What he doesn't expect is the hold this strange young woman will have on his heart.

Debut author Rachel Fordham invites historical romance readers to the charming town of Azure Springs, Iowa, where the people care deeply for one another and, sometimes, even fall in love.
What are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Character Names

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.
Each week features a book related topic to spotlight your Top Ten. 

Best Character Names 
or My list of names for if I ever have another kid.

I have found so many amazing character names through reading, I know that my list could go so much further then 10....if I would let it, but I will keep myself under control and share only the few at the top. :-)

What are your top names?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Blog Update

The changes are still being planned.
The name of the blog will be changing along with the design. I will give a warning before it happens. :-)

There is so much to all of this! I think I have an idea in order, but then something else pops up or comes along and I'm like...Ooo! So, once I'm fully set, the rest of the changes will be rolled out. The thought process is crazy, but fun.

I'm also looking into an option for email updates. However, I'm new to it. I've worked on Smore before, but I was wondering if there was anything else out there that is better. And what does everyone like from the mailing lists? Weekly, monthly? I would love input!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Blog Tour: Enough of Me by Priscilla Peters

Welcome  to  the  Enough  of  Me  blog  blitz  and  giveaway,  

About the Book:

Title: Enough of Me: Winning the Tug-of-War Between Our Flesh and Our Mission
Author: Priscilla Peters
Publisher:Ambassador International
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781620208199
Publication Date: May 11th, 2018

Book Blurb:
I'm  living  the  dream  in  my  fancy-pants  world,  and  I've  got  the  Instagram  feed  to  prove  it.Who  am  I  kidding?

I'm  literally  holding  it  together  with  one  more  cup  of  coffee,  yesterday's  dry  shampoo,  and  a  prayer.

So  I  finally  said  enough.  Enough  of  me.  I'm  bidding  farewell  to  chasing  emptiness  and  exchanging  it  for  more  of  Jesus.If  we  agree  with  Paul  in  Acts  20:24  that  our  lives  are  worth  nothing  unless  we  use  them  for  finishing  the  work  of  telling  others  the  Good  News  -  where  are  we  in  our  quest  to  get  busy  for  Jesus?  In  our  world  of  hashtags,  hair  color,  and  having  it  all  together,  chances  are  we  aren't  accomplishing  much.  Enough  of  Me  is  an  8-week  Bible  study  for  women  focused  on  what  God's  Word  has  to  say  about  the  tug-of-war  between  our  flesh  and  our  mission.  The  study  explores  the  barriers  that  stand  between  where  we  are  today  and  where  God  wants  to  use  us  to  finish  His  work.  Do  you  have  a  nagging  in  your  heart  for  more  purpose?  Are  you  right  smack  dab  in  the  middle  of  a  tug-of-war  between  your  flesh  and  your  mission?

Often  we  want  to  live  out  the  purpose  and  mission  God  has  for  us,  but  we're  too  distracted,  exhausted,  and  empty.  Maybe  it's  time  to  say  enough  to  the  excuses,  anxiety,  and  interruptions  that  get  in  our  way.  Could  it  be  we're  so  busy  chasing  emptiness  and  playing  the  people-pleasing  game,  that  we  can't  find  time  to  live  on  mission?  It's  time  to  take  a  deep  breath  and  do  some  inventory.  Let's  dig  in  and  see  what  God's  Word  has  to  say  about  this  tug-of-war  between  our  flesh  and  our  mission.

Let's  figure  out  ways  to  quit  chasing  emptiness  and  take  bold  steps  of  obedience.  Let's  discover  how  we  can  glorify  God  and  steer  people  to  Jesus  in  our  cubicles,  at  our  dinner  tables,  in  our  mom-groups,  and  with  people  we  encounter  every  day.

What  would  happen  if  we  said  Enough  of  Me  .  .  .  more  Jesus.  

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About the Author:
Priscilla Peters is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a B.A. in Mass Communications and a Minor in Speech Communication. She has been married to her husband Coby for 10 years, and they have a blended family of six children. Priscilla is the Vice President of Marketing for the largest advertising agency in the transportation industry, and she’s been in the marketing and advertising business for 20 years. She serves as the Assistant Leader for the Real Women Ministry at That.Church in Sherwood, Arkansas. She speaks often, both in her professional career at industry conferences and trade shows, and at women s ministry speaking engagements. When Priscilla isn’t at the office working, speaking at Real Women events, or blogging, she is busy cheering on her Arkansas Razorbacks, chaperoning her daughter at her competitive dance events, and laughing way too loud about pretty much anything and everything.
CONNECT WITH AUTHOR: Website | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram

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Ambassador International is giving away:  

Grand Prize: (1) print copy of Enough of Me (US Only)  
PLUS 5 more winners will receive an ebook copy of Enough of Me (open internationally, except where prohibited by law)  

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight May 19, 2018 and last through 11:59pm May 26, 2018. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Waiting On Wednesday: Hidden Among the Stars

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. 
Each week offers the opportunity to spotlight an up-and-coming release you are most excited about.

2018 is shaping up to be a year with some amazing books coming out! New to me authors, new series, continuation of series, and many others.

This week's feature is one of an author who is able to really capture the historical detail. I've read some of her more historical fiction, but not her WW2 settings. I'm very excited for this book! And can I say, look at that gorgeous cover!

Waiting On:
Title: Hidden Among the Stars
Author: Melanie Dobson
Publisher: Tyndale Publishers
Publication Date: September 2018

From the award-winning author of Catching the Wind, which Publishers Weekly called “unforgettable” and a “must-read,” comes another gripping time-slip novel about hidden treasure, a castle, and ordinary people who resisted evil in their own extraordinary way.

The year is 1938, and as Hitler’s troops sweep into Vienna, Austrian Max Dornbach promises to help his Jewish friends hide their most valuable possessions from the Nazis, smuggling them to his family’s summer estate near the picturesque village of Hallstatt. He enlists the help of Annika Knopf, his childhood friend and the caretaker’s daughter, who is eager to help the man she’s loved her entire life. But when Max also brings Luzia Weiss, a young Jewish woman, to hide at the castle, it complicates Annika’s feelings and puts their entire plan―even their very lives―in jeopardy. Especially when the Nazis come to scour the estate and find both Luzia and the treasure gone.

Eighty years later, Callie Randall is mostly content with her quiet life, running a bookstore with her sister and reaching out into the world through her blog. Then she finds a cryptic list in an old edition of Bambi that connects her to Annika’s story . . . and maybe to the long-buried story of a dear friend. As she digs into the past, Callie must risk venturing outside the safe world she’s built for a chance at answers, adventure, and maybe even new love.
What are you waiting on this week?