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REVIEW: A Soldier's Devotion by Cheryl Wyatt

“A Soldier’s Devotion” by Cheryl Wyatt begins with a bang. Post-bang, actually. The car accident has already taken place, and we meet our hero flat on his back in the middle of the street. His motorcycle is destroyed and the woman who hit him is on the ground beside him and praying. This is not how Vince Reardon thought this day would go. This incident was also unexpected for Val Russo, and so are the feelings that she is developing for this antagonistic man who doesn’t share her faith. But a devotion to underprivileged kids draws them together and offers opportunity to create romantic entanglements that follow this apparently God-appointed “meeting” which are what each of them least expects. Wyatt has outdone herself with this book in my opinion. Vince’s antagonistic attitude toward Val is supremely believable as is how the author describes how the hard crust over his heart cracks and crumbles, leading him back into relationship with God. This novel was an absolute joy!

The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen

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: Marybeth Whalen and the book: The Mailbox David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** Marybeth Whalen is the general editor of For the Write Reason and The Reason We Speakas well as co-author of the book Learning to Live Financially Free. She serves as a speaker for the Proverbs 31 Ministry Team and directs a fiction book club, She Reads, throug

REVIEW: Soldier Daddy by Cheryl Wyatt

Cheryl Wyatt’s “Soldier Daddy” is the heartwarming fifth installment in the Wings of Refuge series of love stories that center around a group of military pararescue jumpers. This novel showcases the importance of forgiveness and the commander of the PJs, Aaron Petrowski. Being a widower trying to raise twin toddler boys is a less-than-ideal situation for Aaron. When he decides to enlist the assistance of a nanny, Sarah Graham quickly rises to the top of the applicant list. But Sarah has some skeletons in her closet. Her past may be the very thing that forces her away from this family she’s come to love. And even if she stays, will Aaron’s assumptions about their age difference and employer-employee relationship keep them from beginning a very different sort of relationship? This book is full of likeable characters as well as some quirky ones. And those you’ve come to love from previous stories make repeat appearances. For such a small volume, this novel spoke volumes about offering an

Bible Study: As It Was In The Beginning - Genesis - Chapter 34

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Genesis. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material. Stacey Take a few minutes to savor Genesis Chapter 34. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 34:2-4 – Shechem rapes Jacob’s daughter, Dinah. But he winds up loving her, so he asks his father to get her for his wife. 34:5 – From whom did Jacob hear the news? Why did Jacob keep quiet until his sons came home? Did he mean to keep the news from his wives? 34:13 – Jacob’s sons had also learned to deceive. What generational sins do I need to quash? 34:23 – Shechem and Hamor had ulterior motives for marrying into Jacob’s family and convincing the town to become circumcised. Who performed that surgery? 34:25 – 3 days later, Simeon and

Bible Study: As It Was In The Beginning - Genesis - Chapter 34

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Genesis. I felt a great sense of urgency to publish them rather than waiting until I had the time to pretty them up. Thank you and I pray that God blesses you through this material. Stacey Take a few minutes to savor Genesis Chapter 34. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 34:2-4 – Shechem rapes Jacob’s daughter, Dinah. But he winds up loving her, so he asks his father to get her for his wife. 34:5 – From whom did Jacob hear the news? Why did Jacob keep quiet until his sons came home? Did he mean to keep the news from his wives? 34:13 – Jacob’s sons had also learned to deceive. What generational sins do I need to quash? 34:23 – Shechem and Hamor had ulterior motives for marrying into Jacob’s family and convincing the town to become circumcised. Who performed that surgery? 34:25 – 3 days later, Simeon and

A Love of Her Own by Maggie Brendan

She has everything her heart desires . . . except the one thing money can't buy Still cautious after a broken engagement, April McBride fully intends to guard her heart when she travels to Lewistown, Montana, to attend her brother's wedding. One look around the small mining town convinces April that doing so won't be difficult--just a bunch of dusty shops, bad service, and ill-bred cowboys. But a run-in with horse trainer Wes Owen opens up vast possibilities for frustration, embarrassment, friendship, and . . . love? Can April and Wes see past their differences to envision a future together? Or are they destined to live the rest of their lives alone? Book three in the Heart of the West series, A Love of Her Own is an adventurous, spark-filled ride through love in turn-of-the-century Montana. About the Author Maggie Brendan is a member of American Christian Writers and the American Fiction Writers Association. She is the author of No Place for a Lady and The Jewel o

Claim by Lisa Bergren

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: Lisa Bergren and the book: Claim: A Novel of Colorado (The Homeward Trilogy) David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lisa T. Bergren is a best-selling author who offers a wide array of reading opportunities ranging from children’s books (God Gave Us Love and God Found Us You) and women’s nonfiction (Life on Planet Mom) to

True Religion by Palmer Chinchen

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: Palmer Chinchen and the book: True Religion David C. Cook (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Palmer Chinchen has served as pastor of The Grove in Chandler, Arizona, for the past seven years. He grew up in Liberia, West Africa, and as an adult has led many people on numerous mission trips around the world. He has served in college ministries in

Healer by Linda Windsor

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: Linda Windsor and the book: Healer: A Novel (The Brides of Alba Series) David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: With an estimated one million books in print, Linda Windsor is an award-winning author of fifteen mainstream historical novels and one contemporary romance. She has also written another thirteen books for CBA pub