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Q & A with author Victoria Bylin

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Please welcome author Victoria Bylin to New Horizon Reviews, today.

Victoria Bylin is known for tackling tough subjects with great compassion. In 2016, Together With You won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award for Best Contemporary Romance. Her other faith-based stories include historical westerns and women’s fiction. Learn more about Victoria and her books at www.victoriabylin.com

Michelle: Hi Victoria and welcome to New Horizon Reviews. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer some questions.
Victoria:  Thank you for having me. It’s a pleasure to be here!  Visiting with readers and reviewers is just plain fun.

Michelle: What are your ambitions for your writing career?
Victoria:  Wow, that question made me think!  When I started out almost twenty years ago, my goal was to write “The End” on a book length work of fiction.  It didn’t need to sell or even be very good. I just wanted to say that I’d written a book. I figured then—and it’…

Review: The Gold Digger

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`The Gold Digger` is a western romance novel by author Lena Nelson Dooley. I wanted to read this book because it's also a historical fiction book set in Golden, New Mexico - 1890. I think the cover is a perfect fit for this novel. In 1825 Golden became the site of the first gold strike west of the Mississippi. (Intro).

        The thing I liked most about the book was that it tells the reader how to be saved and how to forgive others whether you want to, or not. Forgiveness is for the person doing the forgiving and not so much for the person receiving forgiveness.

        My lasting impression of the author will be that first and foremost she is a Christian and that she offers the reader the plan of salvation in her novels. As the novel explains all you have to do to be a Christian is to ask Jesus into your heart and give Him control of your life.

I recommend this book to Believers, Seekers, and Unbelievers because it is written from a Christian worldview without being ha…

Review: The Two of Us

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`The Two of Us` is a Christian romance novel by author Victoria Bylin. I chose this book to review because the cover reminds me of two people in love. It could be my hubby and me, for a personal touch.

        Mia wonders if marriage and children are beyond her, because of her age. Her younger sister, Lucy, is pregnant and not married. She is also impulsive, fun, generous, and caring. Reminds me of myself, in some ways. Mia is more refined and level-headed.

        My favorite part of the novel was that Mia successfully waged the battle for purity. She was to remain pure until her wedding day, although she was wondering when that would be.

        My least favorite part of the novel was that it ended :) I would have liked to see this novel put into a series. By focusing on Mia & Jake, Mission Medical, Lucy & Sam, and Camp Connie. However, I did love this storyline, just wish there was more.

Author Bio:

Victoria Bylin is known for tackling tough subjects with great com…

Review: The Soldier Who Killed A King

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`The Soldier Who Killed A King` is a Christian historical fiction book by author David Kitz. It is a one week journey through the eyes of Marcus Longinus, the Roman centurion who oversaw the crucifixion of Jesus (pg# 9). The book includes a map of first-century Jerusalem to guide you as you read.

        The miracles that Jesus performed during the Passover week are listed throughout the book. It also tells of Jesus righteous anger over the moneychangers in His church. Although Jesus did perform the miracles listed in the book, the author conjectures what the Roman centurion may have witnessed.

        I believe Christians of all faiths should read this book because it's told in the first person as if the main character was there. The reader will feel involved as the week unfolds. The parts I enjoyed most was when the book focused on Jesus, His miracles, and His followers. There were exciting, suspenseful, and exhilarating parts. However, the parts leading up to the cruci…

Review: Here's Some Happy

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Book Blurb:
Here's Some Happy A Coloring Journal to Lift the Soul by Gina Graham HERE'S SOME HAPPY, filled with charming, whimsical illustrations throughout, combines the joy of coloring with the peacefulness of journaling.
This beautifully rendered inspirational coloring journal will inspire colorists with space to write and intricate, charming illustrations. Coloring enthusiasts will be inspired by the detailed borders, butterflies, flamingoes, lovable faces, and cheery tone.

Enjoy 128 pages of whimsical illustrations to color and journal within; perforated pages for easy removal and display; and Scripture to reinforce the message of God's love.

        `Here's Some Happy` is an inspirational coloring journal for pre-teens to adults by author Gina Graham. The colorful hardback cover ensures the durability of the book. The journal is great for an alone quiet time, or as a project done with others. The scripture verses are organized in short one or two short se…

Super Hero Kids Giveaway with David C Cook!

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DOES YOUR CHILD LOVE COMIC BOOKS? HOW ABOUT SUPER HEROES?Now is your chance to have DC and Marvel illustrator Sergio Cariello make your child's dream come true!


Parents!

David C Cook is proud to introduce the newest book in the Action Bible collection: The Action Storybook Bible (coming October 2017). Pre-order The Action Storybook Bible from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or ChristianBook.com to reserve your copy today. Plus click the graphic below to enter to have a chance to win an illustration of your child as a super hero by Action Bible artist Sergio Cariello (who has also illustrated comics for DC and Marvel!).


The giveaway is open until September 11, 2017, 5:00pm MST. Your entry must be received by then to be eligible. Five winners will be chosen at random from eligible entrants.
{THE ACTION STORYBOOK BIBLE}Families see the Bible in motion and put their faith into action!The Action Storybook Bible invites families with young children to explore God's redemptive story togeth…

Review: Where I End

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`Where I End` is a memoir by author Katherine Elizabeth Clark. It tells of how she was injured in a freak accident at her child's school and how God is working in her life. The book is divided into five parts: The Fall, The Journey, The Miraculous, The Light, and The Way Home.

        Katherine does not blame her incident on God, and she uses much scripture to back her thoughts up. There are also quotes from other writers at the beginning of each chapter. My favorite quote was `You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. (Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird).`

        I was touched by compassion as I read some of the notes the 1st-grade class sent her. It was reassuring to read that God was working miracles in Katherine's life. Even the doctors were astonished. I hope the author writes a follow-up book so readers can continue to see how God is working in her lif…