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on Lone Star Trail by Amanda Cabot

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Amanda Cabot and her publisher for sending me a copy of "On Lone Star Trail" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me. It took a bit of time for me to really engage the characters and the story in Amanda Cabot’s latest novel “On Lone Star Trail”.  I really enjoyed the previous books in the Firefly Lake series and this novel began in such a way that I thought it would be a really quick read, but the story dragged a bit after the initial “excitement”.   Gillian was a gifted pianist before an accident with a motorcycle crushed her hand and destroyed her career.  TJ has sold everything but his bike and is traveling the country, completing his deceased wife’s bucket list.  When the two meet, they are forced to confront their pasts, their futures and how to use the gifts they’ve been given by God for His

Kissed By A Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Kissed by a Cowboy   by Debra Clopton     Contemporary Romance Thomas Nelson Book 3 in the A Four of Hearts Ranch Romance series  This February curl up with Debra Clopton's newest Four of Hearts Ranch Romance series, Kissed by a Cowboy . Having lived through her parents' divorces, Cassidy Starr knows when the stakes are not in her favor. Divorced herself and humiliated, her faith on rocky ground Cassidy is done with love. Finished. So over it. Instead, she's returned to Wishing Springs Texas and the rundown farm she's inherited from her great aunt Roxie. She'll reopen the organic strawberry farm and a Bed & Breakfast --- follow in her aunt's footsteps and remain forever-independent, happy . . . and single. Rancher Jarrod Monahan's hands are full running the ranch, helping to look after his ailing grandfather and track rustlers on the loose. He's pushed all longings for a family of his own right off of his list of priorities. Be

Always Watching by Lynette Eason

Always Watching by Lynette Eason "This is one of the best romantic suspense novels I've read in a long time. Highly recommended!"-- Colleen Coble , author of  The Inn at Ocean's Edg e and the Hope Beach series Intensity. Skill. Tenacity. The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have it all. When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians to protect his son. But when Wade's bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap.  Olivia's skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade's stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him--including Olivia. But in her mind, even more dangerous than the threats to her life is the hold her handsome client has on her heart. "Lynette has written another fast-pa

If I Run by Terri Blackstock

If I Run by Terri Blackstock    Mystery/Suspense Zondervan Get ready for the newest thrill ride from New York Times bestselling author Terri Blackstock :  If I Run ! Casey knows the truth. But it won't set her free. Casey Cox's DNA is all over the crime scene. There's no use talking to police; they have failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she's arrested . . . or worse. The truth doesn't matter anymore. But what is the truth? That's the question haunting Dylan Roberts, the war-weary veteran hired to find Casey. PTSD has marked him damaged goods, but bringing Casey back can redeem him. Though the crime scene seems to tell the whole story, details of the murder aren't adding up. Casey Cox doesn't fit the profile of a killer. But are Dylan's skewed perceptions keeping him from being objective? If she isn't guilty, why did she run? Unraveling her past and the evidence that condemns her will take more time than

Keeper of the Stars by Robin Lee Hatcher

Keeper of the Stars by Robin Lee Hatcher     Contemporary Romance A King's Meadow Romance Book 3 Thomas Nelson  Litfuse, Thomas Nelson, and Robin Lee Hatcher are excited to bring you the latest King's Meadow Romance, Keeper of the Stars . She blames him for her brother's death. Can she let go of resentment and open her heart to love? Penny Cartwright found it difficult to understand why her younger brother would choose to join a country singer's band rather than return to Kings Meadow after college . . . and the separation strained their relationship. Then a car accident made certain her brother could never return. Trevor Reynolds has chased stardom in Nashville for more than a dozen years, but it remains out of his reach. After an accident kills his young drummer, Trevor goes to Kings Meadow to keep a promise---and perhaps to discover what truly matters in this life. Thrown together by circumstances, Penny and Trevor must learn to give and receiv

Homiletics: Revelation 13

Divisions ( run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture ): 1 1-10 The First Beast Comes Out of the Sea Principle:   2 11-18 The Second Beast Comes Out of the Earth Principle:     Subject Sentence ( 10-word sentence with proper structure ): First and second beasts exercise the dragon’s power and authority.   Aim: TCMATK the time to receive and share Christ with others is NOW because we don’t want to be in the position to take the mark of the beast when that time comes and we don’t want our loved ones in that position, either.   Application: 1 According to Revelation 13:9, “He who has an ear, let him hear.”   What instruction have you received lately from the Word of God this week and how are you obeying that instruction? 2 How are you protecting yourself and others from being deceived in today’s world?  

Homiletics: Revelation 12

Contents ( not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture ):   Where?                                                                 Who? 1 12:1 Grt & wondrous sign app’d in hvn: wm clothed w/sun, moon under ft, 12 stars on head 2 12:2 She pregnant, cried out abt to give birth 3 12:3 Another sign app’d in hvn: enormous red dragon w/7 heads, 10 horns, 7 crowns 4 12:4 His tail swept 1/3 stars out sky; dragn stood in frt wm so might devour child when born 5 12:5 She birth son who rule all nations, child snatched up to G & throne 6 12:6 Wm fled to desert pl prep’d for her by G where she be cared for 1260 days 7 12:7 There war in hvn; Michael & angels fought dragn, dragn & angels fought back 8 12:8 He not strong enough, lost pl in hvn 9