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A Great Catch by Lorna Seilstad

She wants to change the world. He wants to change her mind. It's the beginning of a new century at Lake Manawa resort in Iowa, but some things never change. When Emily Graham's meddlesome aunts and grandmother take it upon themselves to find her a husband among the resort guests, the spunky suffragist is determined to politely decline each and every suitor. She has neither the time nor the need for a man in her busy life. Carter Stockton, a recent college graduate and a pitcher for the Manawa Owls baseball team, intends to enjoy every minute of the summer before he is forced into the straitlaced business world of his father. When their worlds collide, neither Emily nor Carter could have guessed what would come next. Will Carter strike out? Or will Emily cast her vote for a love that might cost her dreams? The perfect summer novel, A Great Catch will enchant you with its breezy setting and endearing characters. Endorsements "A Great Catch weaves humor, history, romance

Unbridled Hope (Book Three in the Lone Star Legends Series) by Loree Lough

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: Loree Lough and the book: Unbridled Hope (Book Three in the Lone Star Legends Series) Whitaker House (July 5, 2011) ***Special thanks to Cathy Hickling of Whitaker House for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Loree Lough is a well-known, beloved Christian romance writer with nearly three million books in circulation. She's released 78 books, including one that's been optioned for a TV movie, 68 short stories, and ove

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 32

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. 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 Exodus Chapter 32. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 32:1-4 – If we don’t love God more than people, we give in to people’s demands as Aaron did. 32:1 – gods to go before us – Israel was still trapped in a slave mentality. They needed to follow someone or something! Are you depending on someone other than God? STOP! WAIT FOR GOD!!! What is the longest duration you’ve waited on the Lord? Was it worth it? “so long” the people’s perception is that Moses was gone a very long time. See v. 8 for God’s perception of the time. See 24:18 for how long it actually was. Time spent with God passes qui

Fully Engaged: How to Do Less and Be More by John Busacker

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: John Busacker and the book: Fully Engaged Summerside Press (May 1, 2011) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John Busacker is president of The Inventure Group, a global leadership-consulting firm, and founder of Life-Worth, LLC, a life planning creative resource. He is a member of the Duke Corporate Education Global Learning Resource Net

REVIEW: Rugged and Relentless by Kelly Eileen Hake

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Kelly Eileen Hake and her publisher for sending me an electronic copy of "Rugged and Relentless" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and their generosity. “Rugged and Relentless” by Kelly Eileen Hake is a wonderful adventure about a group of women who, due to tragic circumstances and courageous character, travel to Hope Falls to begin a lumber business. This sweet and rugged romance is set against a dynamic backdrop of rugged beauty. When the ladies place an advertisement in the local paper for husbands, men begin flocking to their door to fill the bill. Novels like these serve as reminders of the strength and character and pioneering spirit that build this nation into the great country that it is. It makes me wonder if anything remotely like this ever took place in reality. Evelyn Thompson is a fabulous cook who is taking her cast iron skillet on the road. Her memorable meals have mad

REVIEW: “The Complete Visual Bible” by Stephen M. Miller

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Stephen Miller and his publisher for sending me an electronic copy of "The Complete Visual Bible" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and their generosity. “The Complete Visual Bible” by Stephen M. Miller is a feast for the eyes. This visually stunning book offers quite a bit of information about Bible times, culture and references. It didn’t include everything I was hoping to find within its pages, but what one book can include everything? Especially considering how many photographs and illustrations are included within these pages. I was overcome by the rich and vibrant colors that stimulated my eyes as I perused this volume. The variety of information in “The Complete Visual Bible” makes it a good addition to your Bible study library. Especially for people who are visual learners, this book is truly an optical marvel.

A Killer Among Us by Lynette Eason

What happens when the hunter . . . becomes the hunted? Kit Kenyon is a first-rate hostage negotiator. Noah Lambert is a good detective with excellent instincts. These new partners have hardly had time to get used to each other when they are thrown into a grisly murder case. As evidence mounts up and more victims are found, Kit and Noah realize they are on the hunt for a serial killer. The problem is, he may be hunting one of them too. With nail-biting suspense, clever plot twists, and a hint of romance, A Killer Among Us is the latest thriller from Lynette Eason. Endorsements Praise for Lynette Eason's Women of Justice series "My friend Lynette has a hit on her hands with this romantic suspense."--Dee Henderson, bestselling author, the O'Malley series "A fast-moving tale filled with nonstop action. No chance to catch your breath with this one!"--Irene Hannon, bestselling author, the Heroes of Quantico series "An exciting ride with characters you

Time to Defeat the Devil by Chuck Pierce

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: Chuck Pierce and the book: A Time to Defeat the Devil Charisma House (May 3, 2011) ***Special thanks to Anna Coelho Silva | Publicity Coordinator, Charisma House | Charisma Media for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr. Charles D. “Chuck” Pierce has been used by God to intercede and mobilize prayer throughout the world. He is an ordained minister and serves as president of Glory of Zion International Ministries in Denton,

Bible Study: Coming Out Of Bondage - Exodus - Chapter 31

Please forgive this rough draft format, as these are my raw study notes on the book of Exodus. 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 Exodus Chapter 31. Then return here and ponder the thoughts, answer the questions, and be sure to leave comments about your own revelations… 31:2 – Bezalel means “in the shadow of God.” He was chosen to craft the articles for the tabernacle. This is the same Hur who held up Moses’ hands in 17:12 during the battle against the Amalekites. What attributes of God have you observed in your study today? How will this change your relationship with Him?

A Heart Divided by Kathleen Morgan

When fate brings them together, they must choose between family ties and love. The Caldwells and Wainwrights have been feuding for decades. Still, Sarah Caldwell has misgivings when her father pressures her into distracting a ranch hand while he and her brothers rob the Wainwright place. When it becomes clear that hand is actually Cord Wainwright, heir of the Wainwright holdings, Sarah realizes things have gone too far. As the feud boils over, Cord and Sarah make a most inconvenient discovery--they just might be falling in love. Can they betray their families to see where this attraction leads? Or will their families betray them? Against the beautiful and wild backdrop of the Rocky Mountains in 1878 comes this sweeping saga of romance, betrayal, and forgiveness from beloved author Kathleen Morgan. Endorsements "Exceptional! Kathleen Morgan turns the classic feuding families plot into an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness. Her lyrical prose paints a vivid picture of

The Lightkeeper's Ball by Colleen Coble

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: Colleen Coble and the book: The Lightkeeper’s Ball Thomas Nelson; 1 edition (April 19, 2011) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Colleen Coble’s thirty-five novels and novellas have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA, the Holt Medallion, the ACFW Book of the Year, the Daphne du Maurier,