Showing posts from February, 2018

Review: Easter Love Letters from God

Book Description Jesus came to teach people how to love. He came to heal us from everything that hurts us, and to fill our lives with joy, hope, forgiveness, and peace. And the more you get to know Jesus, the more you’ll discover that this can be your life too. Easter Love Letters from God, written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Sophie Allsopp, guides children and families through Holy Week with seven beautifully illustrated Bible stories. Following each story the child will find his or her own letter from God. Children will love the excitement of opening the letters and parents will love how the letters elaborate on the Bible stories being told. Each message gives the child a sense of wonder as they discover what happened leading up to Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday. A very special Bible verse, entitled God’s Wonderful Words to You will accompany each story and letter. Much more than a memory verse, each carefully chosen promise will be God’s very own personal words of l…

Re: Books I Could Re-read Forever

Top Ten Tuesday originated with The Broke and The Bookish, Beginning January 30, 2018, it has moved to The Artsy Reader Girl. Each week bloggers are given a top ten, in books, to blog about.  This week features Books I Could Re-read Forever.

(1) A Measure of Mercy (Lauraine Snelling)

(2) The Silent Gift (Michael Landon jr.)

(3) Saving Cicadas (Nicole Seitz)

(4) Buried Alive (Roy Hallums)

(5) Rick and Bubba's Big Honkin Book of Grub 

(6) Dancing With My Father (Sally Clarkson)

(7) Friendships for Grownups (Lisa Whelchel)

(8) The Last Christian (David Gregory)

(9) I Am Hutterite (Mary-Ann Kirkby)

(10) Cast of Characters (Max Lucado)

Review: Love the War Woman

`Love the War Woman` is the fifth novel in the Beneath the Blackberry Moon series by author April W. Gardner. I am reviewing an ARC (Advance Review Copy). This is a Christian fiction novel about Native Americans. There are two maps of Spanish Florida 1817-1818, helpful in reading and telling of the story. Also helpful are the live links to a glossary of words the reader may not be familiar with.

        I learned there were such people as War Women. The average Muscogee woman was powerful, she owned all the property and she was never denied any dream. In the life of a child, the mother's blood was all that mattered. All the headmen and warriors lived by laws and decisions made by war women.

        The author states, "Love the War Woman" can be read alone, but it intertwines closely with the timeline and plot of `Bitter Eyes No More` (book 4). It is highly recommended to read `Bitter Eyes No More` first, to avoid any spoilers.

        Mink, the main character, …

Q & A with Alexa Verde

Please welcome author Alexa Verde to New Horizon Reviews.

                      Alexa, welcome and thank you for taking the time to stop by New Horizon Reviews.

(1)  Do you have a special time to write? I write any chance I have the opportunity to do so. It can be late at night, early morning, or in the middle of the day.
(2) Just for fun, hot or cold? Definitely hot, unless we're talking about ice cream. I love warm weather, and the warmer the better. I get cold easily, so when everyone is wearing T-shirts, I wear a sweater and a jacket.
(3) Just for fun, comedy or drama? Comedy! I can create drama all by myself (just kidding). I love a movie or a show that makes me smile.
(4) Do you have a go-to writing snack? Chocolate! I heard it stimulates brain activity, so it must be good for writing. It's my story, and I stick to it.
(5) What do you love about `Holly, Ivy, & Intrigue? What do you hope readers will tell others about it? I hope i…

Q & A with Joanie Bruce

Please welcome author Joanie Bruce to New Horizon Reviews.
Welcome, Joanie. Thank you for taking time out of your much busy schedule for an interview.

(1)Do you work with an outline or plot, or do you prefer to see where an idea takes you? I always have a plot and a tentative outline, but when I start writing a chapter, it basically writes itself. The outline lists the goals of each chapter, but once I start writing, the ideas and actions come to me as I’m writing. Sometimes, the new ideas completely change the plot. lol
(2)Describe your main characters, and tell me who you would cast in their roles if Hollywood wanted to produce your story: Christmas Murder Mix-up. My main characters are Paige and Cooper Collins. Paige has long blond hair and is a foot shorter than her husband who has black curly hair. I think Teri Polo in the Hallmark movies would be excellent playing Paige, and Ryan Paevey would make a great Cooper. (3)Did you know how you wanted `Christm…

Headlines: Audrey Assad - Evergreen

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and author Audrey Assadglobally releases her first new album of all new songs inEvergreen. Available now to pre-order at iTunes and, Evergreenstems from a season of renewed creativity for Assad. Forging through the flames of personal pain in the deepest corners of her broken heart, new songs of rebirth, identity, the rebuilding of trust and discovery of joy and love have taken shape. 

“I hope that Evergreen is a healing oil in the wounds of whoever comes across it. I am stumbling towards health and wholeness and I desire that for anyone who hears this music,” shares Assad.

God on a cross—who would have thought it? This place looks nothing like Eden. There is no death here in the ruins; This is the land of the breathing. Out past the fear, doubt becomes wonder Doubt becomes wonder. Rivers appear and I’m going under I’m going under.
Evergreen, evergreen The tree of life is evergreen. (from "Evergreen")
Another standout on the album is the sublime g…

Q &A with Denise Weimer

Please welcome author Denise Weimer to New Horizon Reviews.

                             Denise, welcome it's nice to meet you and have you on New Horizon Reviews.

(1) Where do your ideas come from? I hope from God because I pray about each story idea before I start researching it. If He’s not in something, it’s a waste of time. I continue to pray for inspiration and godly themes to be woven in as I write. Practically speaking, I enjoy writing about locations and events that surround me in my home state of Georgia, whether I’m writing modern romance, historical fiction, modern romantic suspense, or my favorite that combines both: time slip romantic suspense! I love the concept of contemporary characters learning life lessons from a mystery of history.
(2) What is the weirdest thing you ever Googled while researching a book? Probably details for my romantic techno-thriller Traces (now with my agent, looking for a publisher), where teams of two attempt …

Review: Holly, Ivy, & Intrigue

`Holly, Ivy, & Intrigue`  is a Christian mystery book written by three different authors: Joanie Bruce, Alexa Verde, & Denise Weimer. The stories are different, but the settings are at Christmas time.

        `Christmas Murder Mix-up` (author Joanie Bruce)
 This story kept me in stitches because it showed how things can be misconstrued and make us think the worst when we jump to conclusions without knowing all the facts.

        `Holiday Pursuit` (author Alexa Verde)
Three days before Christmas Liam stole a vehicle and later found a dead body in the trunk. What would he do now? This story was mysterious, I had goosebumps (in a good sorta way) while reading this story.

        `A Holiday Intruder` (author Denise Weimer)
The setting of A Holiday Intruder is Dahlonega, Ga which is not too far from my home and it's the hometown of some of my relatives. So this story was especially close to my heart. The high point was the mention of the University of North Georgia whe…

Q & A with Cara Putman

Please welcome author Cara Putman to New Horizon Reviews.

                         Cara, welcome and I really appreciate your time today.

(1) Do you write full-time or part-time? Writing is one of my jobs :-) I teach full time at Purdue University and also homeschool my kids. Each of those brings me a different kind of joy.
(2) Just for fun, horses or donkeys? Horses. I adore horses, they are such amazing creatures!
(3) A favorite first line of a book? Oh! From the next book on my TBR pile, A Daring Escape by Tricia Goyer: Condensation dripped from stone-hewn walls as Charles lowered himself down into the dry well, seeing the treasure his grandfather had tucked away just days before the Allies sacrificed the Sudetenland to Hitler’s death squad like a  lamb to the slaughter. 
(4) What inspired you to write Beyond Justice? A headline. I ran across an article about the flood of unescorted juveniles slipping across the border, and it got me thinking. Before long my mind …

Review: Imperfect Justice

Book Description The police say the woman was a murderer. Emilie Wesley knows they can't be talking about her client . . . but she can't prove it. To the world it seems obvious: Kaylene Turner snapped and killed her daughter and then was shot by police. However, attorney Emilie Wesley knows a different story. Kaylene was a nurturer at heart looking for a way out of a controlling, abusive marriage. Kaylene's death shakes Emilie's world and her belief that she can make a difference for these women. Self-doubt plagues her, and she finds herself struggling to continue her work in the wake of tragedy. Austen Billings thought he knew his sister—right up until he learned of the manner of her death. He receives a letter from Kaylene begging him to fight for custody of her daughters if anything should happen to her. No attorney in her right mind would take on his case, but Kaylene's letter claims Emilie Wesley will help him. Thrown together in the race to save Kinley Turne…