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Review: Amish Brides in the West

`Amish Brides in the West` is an Amish romance series of five books by Faith Crawford. The set also includes special bonus content. The text is large print and short chapters which make for easy reading.

        In the first story, it's up to Sarah Fisher to reunite father and son, after the death of her sister. The second story features Cynthia Lapp who is determined to marry for love. The third story is Elizabeth Lehman's story, which I thought ended too quickly. The fourth story is of Claudia Graber's rumspringa period. This story told of her intimacy with Harry Dixon. And, the last story, which was my favorite, told of Vanessa Schwartz and her work as a missionary.

        I recommend this series to Amish fans, but warn that I think Claudia Graber's story leans too heavily into intimacy. I felt like it could have been left out.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this collection.

Review: Great and Small Bible

Great & Small Bible is a Holman Christian Standard Bible keepsake, especially for new moms with babies. The Bible comes in a nice, sturdy gift box which makes this Bible an excellent gift for the new mom. There are several places for the mom to record babies first's. First's including babies first smile, first Easter, first birthday and more. Also included are places to write babies favorite things.

        The text of Jesus` words is written in red. Featured lists include Titles of Jesus, Messianic Scriptures that Jesus Fulfilled, The Parables of Jesus and other lists that make for easy access. I love the look and feel of the Bible with ease of turning the pages. Also throughout the Bible are colorful illustrations of animals including an elephant, a whale, and a bear. The cover portrays the essence of great and small with a great giraffe and a small bird.

        I recommend this Bible to all new mom's.

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this Bible. All o…

Review: Thank God for Boll Weevils

`Thank God for Boll Weevils`  is a historical fiction/inspirational book by Rhett Barbaree. Although fictional this is a great book of living in the south, from the dialect to the way of life and how things were done in the deep south in the early 1900's.

        This book is told in first-person mostly by Janie Taylor who was led to the Lord when she was 10. Throughout the story, Janie is writing a list to thank God for. For example Black Jack Chewing Gum, General Bob is still alive after his fall, and caramel fudge ice cream (page 27).

Thank God for Boll Weevils is an easy book to read and one the reader will remember for a long time. Their faith is strong and so is their commitment to friends and family. There are times I laughed and times I wanted to cry. I believe this story was very well written.

        This book would make a great book club book and there are discussion questions for the group.

I recommend this quick read to fans of the Old South, cotton plantatio…


Worship leader and songwriter Paul Zach releases his debut solo EP, God Is The Friend Of Silence, today (March 23) through The Fuel Music. The five-song EP was recorded live Dec. 2017 at Mason Jar Studio in Brooklyn, NY, and features Liz Vice on backing vocals. Produced by Isaac Wardell, founder of The Porter’s Gate and Bifrost Arts, the recording is available now at iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Google Play and more digital outlets internationally through
Zach reconnected with Wardell to record God Is The Friend Of Silence following last fall’s acclaimed The Porter’s Gate debut, Work Songs: The Porter's Gate Worship Project, which was also produced by Wardell. Zach co-wrote five songs and was a featured vocalist on three Work Songs tracks, including “In the Fields of the Lord” with Audrey Assad.
“I decided to do the EP after recording with The Porters Gate this past summer and wanted to challenge myself to record an album live with no edits or recordin…

Review: Find Your Brave

`Find Your Brave` is a Christian woman's book by author Holly Wagner. The subtitle is what captured my attention. It reads: Courage to Stand Strong When the Waves Crash In. When the waves crash in, and they will, I want to be the person standing on the firm foundation. According to the author we can be brave and rise to the challenges we face, apostle Paul did.

        Holly wrote this book because she wants to see the reader fulfill their individual, God-designed purpose to be brave (see page 8). In her book, she talks about some of the baggage we need to jettison. Like past hurts, disappointments and expectations, fear, and the  "Three I'D" monster (Insufficiency, Insignificance, and Insecurity). (see page 35)

        As Holly sings part of Horatio Spafford's song, It is Well With My Soul, I then realize sorrow means more than dread that something happened it also means a disappointment. That word disappointment shed a new light on the song for me. I c…

Cover Reveal: Timeless Love Romance Collection

The Timeless Love novella collection is  .99 for seven full novellas, beginning today (Wednesday, March 21, 2018) and only for a very limited time. After that, all the novellas and short stories will be published separately from their respective publishers in print and ebook. The .99 special is only for the ebook collection and only for a limited time. ***The ebook special collection will be disbanded after this special sale. However, the ebook special collection will remain on the buyer's device after the ebook collection is disbanded. Here's the link to the collection on Goodreads. All royalties from the sale of the novella collection will be donated to LiveStrong.  

If you want to Pre-Order this special collection of novellas by well-established and award-winning authors right now, click here. The ebook collection will be released on June 19, 2018, for a limited time. 

Here's more information about the line-up regarding genres, eras, and settings for the Timeless Love Rom…


Husband/wife duo, Austin & Lindsey Adamec, released “Victorious” globally March 16 through Wander Creative. The anthemic worship single is the duo’s first new music in two years and since their CCM MagazineWorship Leader Magazine and, self-titled EP (2016).

Recently premiering the declarative “Victorious” at Christ's Church (Jacksonville, FL), where they serve as worship leaders, and filming a companion video to launch soon, the couple shares the impetus for the new song:
“‘Victorious’ is a celebration of living a life in the presence of God and a song of praise for the victory that He has accomplished in our lives. No matter the season of life we find ourselves in, God has already accomplished all that we need by sending his son to die on the cross.”
Following the release of “Victorious,” the Adamecs are planning to release more new music in the months to come.

Taking the new music and favorites like “Maker of Miracles,” “Walk on Waves,” “It Is Fin…

Review: Meddlin’ Madeline Fine Print

About the Book

Book Title: Meddlin’ Madeline Fine Print
Author: Chautona Havig
Genre: Historical, Mystery
Release Date: February 20, 2018

Budding detective, Miss Madeline Brown, has gained quite the reputation for “meddling” in the circa 1900 city of Rockland. With two successful “cases” under her belt, it was only a matter of time before she found something new to interest her insatiable curiosity. This time, however, the “curiosity” found her. Challenged by Edward Gastrel, to prove her deductive prowess, Madeline embarks on riddling out the puzzle of a journal left to him by his grandfather. If she can decode the contents, the local gentleman may find himself in the possession of something quite valuable. As usual, however, things aren’t as they seem, and Madeline finds herself in a race against more than time and ambiguity.

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About the Author

Chautona Havig lives and writes in California’s Mojave Desert where she uses story to point readers to the Maste…