Monday, July 24, 2017

Her blue-eye Lieutenant Blog Tour

My Review

This is the 3rd in the series and the first book I read by Linda Ellen and I absolutely loved the book. I am going have to read the first two in the series since I enjoyed this one so much. They don't have to be read in order. I got so involved with the characters. Even though I really loved Gary and Julie, the character that stood out to me more was Gary's father. Gary was his only son and he had lost his wife. Gary and his father has a lot to work out. I received an advanced copy of the book, definitely recommend it.  

About Linda Ellen
Linda Ellen lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband of thirty-five years. A lifelong avid reader, Linda tried her hand at writing in 2009 and never looked back. Prior to the release of her debut novel Once in a While, she wrote articles for a local newspaper, The Southwest Reporter. Linda keeps very busy with her work in her church's prison ministry and writing every spare moment she gets. Many more plans are underway for books and series, both historical and modern day.
Linda Ellen's latest release, Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant, is the third and final book in her Soldiers of Swing series, and her sixth book overall.

Contact Info for Linda
To keep up with the latest news on her books, including tailers, cover reveals, release dates, and book signings, you can visit her social media pages and through her website.

Twitter- @LindaEllen54
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Blurb for “Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant
Until now, Gary Tucker’s life had been one of privilege and wealth.  His long-lost brothers figured he’d had everything handed to him on a silver platter.  But he’d had struggles of a different kind—like the struggle to break free of Gareth B. Tucker, Sr.’s iron-fisted control—to be his own man. No one really understood what it was like to be Gareth Tucker, one that is, except Julie.  Julie Banks was beautiful, wholesome, smart and funny—and his brother’s little sister.  Gene thought of her as just a kid—but Gary saw her as the woman of his dreams.  Therein lay the problem.  Were they destined to remain best friends, never taking their relationship farther than that?

Overshadowing all of this, however, was the War.  More than anything, Gary wanted to join the conflict and fly bombers over Germany and Japan.  Would he get the opportunity?

Could he find a way to become the man he knew he was called to be—and would the woman he loved be by his side when it was all said and done?

If you love stories about WWII and the “Greatest Generation” that read like you’re watching a classic movie, with handsome soldiers and beautiful girls-next-door, then Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant is for you!

This is the third book in the Soldiers of Swing series, and like the others, it contains no profanity or illicit sex.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Book Review's Post on Friday, July 21, 2017

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My heart belongs on Mackinac Island I really enjoyed Maude, loved her strong character. Her family owns a hotel and she wants to run it but her father objects. She does her best to prove that she is a hard worker. She goes to work at the other hotel where she meets Ben that is a undercover journalist. Also enjoyed Maude brother Jack. I could tell the author put a lot of work in the book. A lot of characters and they were all brought to life. Enjoyed the book from start to end. I definitely recommend this book.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

His Guilt

Mu Review

Mark comes back to town after being gone for a while. Years ago accused of something he did not do. He is working with Waneta at the plant shop. Will they be able to work together? Mark is really trying to start new there and then his brother shows up and attacks start happening again. This really a suspenseful book. I did not figure who it was until the end. My favorite characters was Waneta's parents, they were so encouraging. This is the 2nd in the series and I did read the first book but this is not a continuation of the first book so the series can be read in any order, they are stand alone. They are just all set in the same town. I received an advanced copy of the book from the publisher. Definitely recommend this book.  

Book info
About the book: 

A suspenseful tale of an Amish man who will risk all to protect the woman he loves.

Mark Fisher has returned home to Hart County, determined to put the past behind him. Two years ago, after being wrongly accused of assault, he left the Amish community, though never forgot his home. When the one person who had helped him through his rough times asks for help, Mark returns. But it is pretty Waneta Cain who makes him want to stay...
Neeta is one of the few people in Hart County who doesn't believe Mark is guilty of hurting anyone. However, his worldliness and tough exterior do make her uneasy. As she begins to see the real man behind all the gossip and prejudice, she wonders if he is the man for her.

Just when Mark starts to believe a new life is possible, a close friend of Neeta's is attacked. Once again, everyone in the community seems to believe he is guilty. But what hurts most is Neeta's sudden wariness around him. When another woman is hurt, a woman who is close to both Neeta and himself, Mark fears he knows the real culprit. And time is running out. Will Mark be able to find him before Neeta becomes his next victim?

About the author:

Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town's bike trail.
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Mary | The Mary Reader
Sherry | My Journey Back

Kelly | God's Writer Girl
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Book Review's Post on Sunday, July 16, 2017

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Her Secret Hannah and her family moves after a guy started stalking her and she meets Issac there. I just loved Issac, he was very special guy. I kept wandering who had the secret and it was kind of a surprise. A very good suspense book. A lot of other characters in the book including her parents and siblings. A am hoping to hear more of them in the next book, which I look forward reading.

Friday, July 14, 2017

A Letter from Lancaster County blog and giveaway

My Review

Two sisters received an letter from their aunt to come for a visit to see where their mother grew up. It is Amish country but their aunt Silvia is not Amish. Angela is married but not happy with her marriage, Rose is single. Their mother recently passed. Angela and Rose definitely has a lot to work out as sisters. They meet Glen, one of the neighbors. I really liked his character, so patient and kind. While staying there they discover a lot from the past. Kept me guessing on how the book was going to turn out. The author did a good job of bringing the characters to life. This was my first book by Kate Lloyd, definitely plan to read more. 

Will their sibling rivalry get in the way of these two sisters' chances at life and love? Find out in Kate Lloyd's new book, A Letter from Lancaster County. When a letter arrives from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Angela and Rose decide to visit their mother's Mennonite sister in the heart of Amish country. Angela and Rose discover surprising family secrets that add to their strife and threaten Rose's romance with a new beau. Through it all, the two sisters must find the faith necessary to face their personal problems and allow God to restore hope and healing to their hearts and relationship as only He can.

Celebrate the release of Kate's new book by entering to win her Two Sisters, Two Winners Giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:
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  • A queen-size Amish quilt

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on July 27. The winner will be announced July 28 on the Litfuse blog.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Home to Stay

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Home to Stay 
by Kate James
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 312 pages
July 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She's bringing his son home

A missing little boy triggers San Diego K-9 officer Shannon Clemens and her canine search-and-rescue partner into instant action. For the rookie cop haunted by a childhood tragedy, bringing Sawyer Evans's son safely home is more than a job. It's a mission she can't fail… But forging a friendship with the father is a tactical error that could compromise her first solo assignment. Yet the deepening bond between them is almost impossible to resist…

My Review 

Wow, I really got into this book. Love the mystery and suspense of it, love the characters and especially the dogs. Shannon is a police officer that does a rescue with her dog Darwin. Sawyer has a young son that is taken from him but they have no idea who kidnapped him. His wife had been missing and given up for dead, does it have anything to do with her? You will just have to read and see, it is quite a story. I just love how Kate James knows how to tell a great story, brings the characters to life and really love books with dogs and children in them. This is great series that each book is a stand alone, I have read one other one that is in the series and loved it too. Definitely have the other two on list to read. 

Other Books in the Series


About the Author

Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word.

Kate's goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors, with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.

Kate would love to hear from you! You can connect with her by email, through her website, her Facebook pageTwitter, or mail at PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0, Canada.
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Prize Pack:
· A gorgeous aqua cross-body bag;
· "Dreamer Extraordinaire" charm bookmark;
· signed copy of When Love Matters Most, the second book in the San Diego K-9 Unit series);
· signed copy of When I Found You, the third book in the San Diego K-9 Unit series;
· an assortment of bookmarks and bookplates; and
· a $20 Amazon gift card.
· (US/CAN - if winner lives elsewhere, will receive ebooks & gift card instead)

Signed Books:
· Six winners who comment on any of the blog posts, will receive a signed book (US/CAN) of their choice from the first three books in the San Diego K-9 Unit series, When the Right One Comes Along, When Love Matters Most, or When I Found You.

Ends July 18th

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Go West

My Review of Go West 

Ellie comes to a ranch in Colorado to work and meets Aldon. Ellie was asked some things to do that she was not comfortable doing but she went out of her comfort zone, one thing she was asked to was teach Sunday School for the young ones. I really got attached to the characters and I could imagine the characters and the ranch so clear in my mind. I love the little pictures before each chapter, very unique. I am really hoping for it to be a series, just a hint to the author. I loved when Molly made rhubarb pie the first morning after Ellie arrived, that is something that you don't hear a lot about in books. Even though there was a lot of employer/employees relationships they all seem like family. The only thing I didn't like about was having to leave the characters behind. I don't want to give away any more of the story line but I definitely recommend this book.

About the Book

After duty as an ambulance driver in World War I, Ellie Morgan returns to Chicago to take up her share of the work in her grandparents’ department store. Ellie doesn’t want to alienate her family or disappoint them, but despite a six year effort to settle in, she feels increasingly trapped in store routine. Meanwhile, her grandmother urges her to marry a local politician and help him succeed in his chosen field. Ellie’s grandfather, however, wants to see her happy and independent. “Go West, young woman, go west,” he advises paraphrasing a popular quotation of the day. So with Granddad’s help, Ellie secures a job on a ranch in Colorado and sets out to prove that she has the necessary character to succeed at a third vocation.

When Aldon Leitzinger meets Ellie’s train in Clifton Colorado, he introduces himself as the foreman of the ranch. But the more people Ellie meets in the community, the more apparent it becomes that she is in demand to fill a number of roles for which she is not prepared. Desperate to prove herself, she settles in to please everyone, a task that puts her at risk of failure in every attempt at finding a new and happier life.

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About the Author

DiVoran has been writing for most of her life. Her first attempt at a story was when she was seven years old and her mother got a new typewriter. DiVoran got to use it and when her dad saw her writing he asked what she was writing about. DiVoran answered that she was writing the story of her life. Her dad’s only comment was, “Well, it’s going to be a very short story.” After most of a lifetime of writing and helping other writers, DiVoran finally launched her own dream which was to write a novel of her own. She now has her Florida Springs trilogy and her novel, a Christian Western Romance, Go West available on Amazon. When speaking about her road to publication, she gives thanks to the Lord for all the people who helped her grow and learn.  She says, “I could never have done it by myself, but when I got going everything fell beautifully into place, and I was glad I had started on my dream.”


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1. At the Train Station

She looked up into the eyes of a tall man with silver-blond hair. He held her carpetbag in one hand and a deep brown Boss of the Prairie Stetson in the other. She didn’t know yet who he was, but she knew from working in her grandparent’s department store back home, that he had good taste in hats. His frayed khaki shirt, however, looked as if it were part of a uniform from the Great War.

2. At Church

 How do you do? Ellie said the words she’d been taught to say when she met someone. The ladies nodded without smiling, and suddenly Ellie knew she was being judged. Oh, Lord, she thought, they’ll be gossiping about me the minute I leave the church.

3. The Cattle Push

Three days later, before sunrise, Aldon arranged himself on the seat of the chuck wagon with Ellie beside him. He was glad to have the use of Dieter’s mules, as he slapped the reins lightly along their backs. Mules were good value. Maybe they weren’t as pretty as horses, but they were stronger. They also had better horse sense and enough self-respect not to allow folks to ride them to death.

4. Trip to Denver

Aldon took Enrico from the policeman and Ellie put her hand under the young man’s elbow to help support him. Lia followed them to the Packard Six, and Aldon stuffed Enrico into the back seat. He shoved him over and got in.
“You’ll have to drive,” Aldon told Ellie. “I’m still woozy from that punch. We leave the for the valley at six o’clock in the morning.”

5. The Sheriff’s Wife

Ellie heard the upstairs window slide open. Cathy barely had to raise her voice to be heard. “Take the stick and fish the diapers out of that big galvanized tub where they’re soaking and throw them in the pot hanging from the tripod. I already put in the soap flakes. Stir them around then take them back out so you can rise them in that other tub. That’s cold water, so you can wring them out before you hang them on the line.
By the time Ellie finished the difficult chore she almost wished she hadn’t offered to help. She sat down on a rock and rested her back against the rough bark of a tree. When she woke she was being gently 

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Frances Hoelsma – Book Spotlight
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July 12
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Laurel's Leaves – Author Interview
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Ellie, a former WWI ambulance driver is ready for something new, so she goes west. Can she live up to all the roles she's expected to fill or will she crumble and fail? DiVoran Lites has a new book out and she also has a great giveaway of art cards and eBooks! Find out more here:


Ellie, a former WWI ambulance driver, is ready for something new, so she goes west. Can she live up to all the roles she's expected to fill or will she crumble and fail? DiVoran Lites has a new book out and she also has a great giveaway of art cards and eBooks! Find out more here:


DiVoran Lites has a giveaway to celebrate her new release!


Ellie is ready for something new. Can she live up to all the roles she's given or will she crumble?


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

50 HOURS by Loree Lough

My Review

Franco has to do community service and ends up doing it a hospice home. He forms a special friendship with a coupe of the residents. One of which is Aubrey. Franco wasn't always like he is now, but changed and really changed after meeting Aubrey. Love how he makes her last days so special. Love this quote from the book: "Hug the people who matter to you. Tell them you love them, while you can." This book is a real blessing, it can make you cry but at the same time make you happy that you read it. Franco does a lot of things really special for Aubrey but one will put his future in jeopardy. How will it all work out, read and see, you won't regret it. I received this book from Book Unleashed for my blog for my honest review. I definitely recommend this book. 


Title: 50 Hours
Author: Loree Lough
Genre: General Fiction
Publisher: Progressive Rising Phoenix Press
Publication Date: June 30, 2017


A broken man, a dying woman, and a friendship that changes them both.


Franco Allessi is a broken, lonely man who wants nothing more than to outrun the ghosts of his past. For years, he tries to numb the pain of his wife's death with cheap beer and whiskey. When he's convicted of drunk driving, the judge revokes his license for six months and orders him to serve fifty hours of community service. Franco chooses Savannah Falls Hospice for no reason other than it's walking distance from his dilapidated house trailer.

On his first day on the job, he meets Aubrey Brewer, a woman whose time on earth is quickly ticking to a stop. Their unusual connection teaches powerful, life-changing lessons about friendship, acceptance, and the importance of appreciating that precious treasure called Life.


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Loree Lough is an exceptional author, and that's why I approached her about writing the novel for my Feature film, 50 Hours. But I had no idea how wonderful her novelization would be until I read it. Loree was able to dig so deep into my characters. She unearthed and richly developed the film’s skeletal characters and give them three dimensional lives. I am so happy with the book!
- Kevin O’Neill, writer/director/actor/producer

50 Hours is a moving story about love, loss, friendship, and last chances. It’s a reminder that our lives are precious stories, no matter how long or short. This is a must-read for all of us who have been touched by cancer – victims, caregivers, family, and friends. This poignant and touching tale will inspire hope in the midst of even the darkest hours.
- Cerella Sechrist, author of the popular Findlay Roads series from Harlequin

All is well with 50 Hours. REAL well! Franco is a good dude, and well designed. He doesn't do anything out of the ordinary or unusual, and behaves in a completely believable fashion. And I genuinely like him. I drug this out for 3 days so I could enjoy the story longer. It's a hard topic, but handled very skillfully. I appreciate the opportunity to share Franco and Aubrey’s story.
- Travis W. Inman, author of Shadows and When Love Calls

You'll laugh, you'll cry... 50 Hours is an unforgettable tale of healing, redemption, and the cost of true love. With a delicate pen, author Loree Lough writes an honest and poignant view of what cancer patients face with commendable bravery. A must-read for readers of every kind!
- Rachel Muller, author of bestselling World War II series, Love & War, and the newly released, Phillip's War

50 Hours is the story of Franco and Aubrey, each trying to navigate a journey through different aspects of death: Franco, who’d lost his wife in a car accident; Aubrey, who’s quickly losing her battle with cancer.
They’re fighting alone until circumstances put them together, and changes their lives, permanently. This book will change lives!
- Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield, founder FaithInspires.Org, and Christian Growth and Healing Expert at SelfGrowth.Com

A brilliant and heart wrenching story about a determined woman, Aubrey Brewer, making her days on earth count after receiving a terminal diagnosis. Loree Lough took a difficult subject and turned it into a compelling read with light humor to soften the inevitable sadness that comes with a depressing disease. The grim truth about how a person with cancer really feels could only be truly understood by someone who has suffered with the same disease. Emotions run deep between the characters, and Loree perfectly draws the reader in to feel those emotions, right alongside the characters.
- Emma Gingerich, author of Runaway Amish Girl; the Great Escape

Loree Lough has entertained me with her stories for many years, but I think with this one we’ve crossed into a new realm. 50 Hours is more than a story… it’s therapy. Emotion and awareness wrapped around two main characters that make you care for them. The novel is a reminder that life is indeed short, but always worth living. And almost always… one life will touch many others. Great job Loree!
- Robin Bayne, author of Reunion At Crane Lake.

Loree Lough’s books are always an absolute pleasure to read, and 50 Hours is one of her best yet! The story is powerful and poignant on many levels. It delivers stunning visual imagery, characters you will care about deeply and an emotional roller coaster that will leave you satisfied. The story serves as an important reminder of what’s important in life, the capacity of the human spirit, and not being victims of our circumstances, regardless of how dire they might be. 50 Hours is a book you won’t be able to put down, and its messages of love and compassion will linger with you long after you’ve turned the last page.
- Kate James, award-winning author of Sanctuary Cove, Silver Linings, and The Truth About Hope

I defy anyone to start the beautifully written 50 Hours and to put it down or to go on with their own lives as they had before reading about the remarkable, emotional and insightful relationship between dying Aubrey and the lost Franco. As a recent widow myself, the strength, humor and respect between the main characters shot close to home, but delivered so much hope and love that even as I march forward to tomorrow, my perspective has altered---all to the positive. In her last days in this life, Aubrey finally lives out the dreams she's been too browbeaten by her mother and ex-husband to accomplish. She can only do this with help from Franco, who risks imprisonment to see her wish come true. Emerson said, "To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded." Aubrey and Franco succeeded. Believe me when I say, THIS IS THE KIND OF BOOK THAT WINS PULITZER PRIZES.
- Catherine Lanigan, author of Romancing the Stone, The Jewel of the Nile, and over forty-five novels and non-fiction


Bestselling author LOREE LOUGH once sang for her supper, performing across the U.S. and Canada. Now and then, she blows the dust from her 6-string to croon a tune or two, but mostly, she writes novels that have earned hundreds of industry and "Readers' Choice" awards, 4- and 5-star reviews, and 7 book-to-movie options. Her 115th book, 50 Hours, is her most personal to date. Recently released, The Man She Knew, book #1 in her “By Way of the Lighthouse” series from Harlequin Heartwarming.

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Kingdom of Ruins

About the Book Title: Kingdom of Ruins   Author: D.C. Marino   Genre: Fantasy   Release Date: July 27, 2018 In the Lands...