Saturday, August 23, 2014

Holy Ghost DVD ~REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY~

ABOUT THE DVD
Can the Holy Spirit Direct a Movie?

In this fast-paced documentary from the director of the popular films Finger of God, Furious Love, and Father of Lights, Darren Wilson sets out to make a movie that is completely led by the Holy Spirit. No plan, no script, no safety net — just go wherever he feels the Spirit leading him to try and discover the adventure God has for him. Whether it’s the riches of Monte Carlo, a heavy metal concert, or the oldest city in world, the result is a film that not only challenges and excites, but also reveals a God who is far more alive and active than you ever imagined.

The movie features big names such as Lenny Kravitz, Brain “Head” Welch, Bill Johnson, Michael W. Smith, Todd White, Meredith Andrews, DeVon Franklin, William P. Young, Phil Vischer, and many more!

Check out the official website here: http://holyghost.wpfilm.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/holyghostmovie

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On September 6th, Wanderlust Productions will host the FREE worldwide premiere of the film at this site — HolyGhostMovie.com

MY REVIEW
  This is just an amazing DVD. You will travel all around the world with these fantastic people who love God dearly and let the Holy Ghost direct them where to go. You will really be blown away at how the Holy Ghost shows up and what He does.
  Most people believe that the Holy Ghost is very passive, but that is so far from the truth.
  While watching this DVD I was riveted to my seat and couldn’t take my eyes away. It was so fascinating and breath taking. You will be amazed and encouraged.
  I highly recommend this DVD for you, your friends and church groups. Also one of you my friends will get a copy with this giveaway.


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Threads of Joy By Sharlene MacLaren~A REVIEW~

ABOUT THREADS OF JOY
JOY WESTFALL, a single woman who runs a tailoring business out of her little home and has a 4-year-old illegitimate daughter knows first hand the bitterness of rejection. Her talent with a needle supersedes her tainted reputation, however, and she has no trouble finding clients. What she lacks is true friendship. Living next door to a little clapboard church on the edge of town, even the folks of the church pay her little mind when they come and go on Sunday mornings--unless she happens to be outside tending her flowerbeds in which case they quickly turn their children's heads away or shake their own at her in utter repulsion. Inside, their hymns of praise compete with the birds, but outside their hypocritical noses turn up at the sight of her. Not until LUCAS JENNINGS, the new preacher, begins to befriend her and her innocent daughter does she grasp what pardon feels like. The trouble is his congregation begins to accuse him of having sinful thoughts, one woman in particular going so far as to campaign to have him removed from the pulpit. When tragedy strikes, Lucas's messages of repentance resonate with his members, drawing an entire community together, changing the hardest hearts, and turning folks' minds toward what really matters in life--love, faith, and forgiveness

Series: Tennessee Dreams (Book 2)
Paperback
Publisher: Whitaker Distribution (August 15, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1629111686
ISBN-13: 978-1629111681
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
In recent years, Shar felt God's call upon her heart to take her writing pleasures a step further and in 2006 signed a contract for her first faith-based novel; thereby, launching her writing career with Through Every Storm. With a dozen books now gracing store shelves nationwide, she daily gives God all the praise and glory for her accomplishments. 


Shar has done numerous countrywide book-signings, television and radio appearances, and countless interviews. She loves to speak for women's organizations, libraries, church groups, women's retreats, and banquets. She is involved in Apples of Gold, a mentoring program for young wives and/or mothers, and is active in her church as well as two weekly Bible studies. She and her husband, Cecil, live in Spring Lake, Michigan with their beautiful white collie, Peyton.

MY REVIEW
  Threads of Joy by Sharlene MacLaren is a wonderful, uplifting book full of love and surprises.
  Joy felt no one liked her or cared for her, and rightly so she thought, because of her past. Joy felt her life was on the right track when she married the man whom she thought was the answer to her dreams. He turned out a swindler and already married, but now Joy has a little girl whom she loves more than life.
  Living next to a preacher and his church is bad enough, but when he is so kind to them Joy can’t stand it.  How can she repay her debt to him and get him to leave them alone.
  Many, many adventures happen in Threads of Joy, much soul searching and hardships. You will be amazed at the way this book turns out. You will see how God directs both of these people and how when things turn bad that you can always depend on God to see you through.
     I just love the cover picture and the title. They really fit the book.
  I have never read a book by Sharlene MacLaren that I haven’t liked. Her books always are full of love, forgiveness and deep. She doesn’t write books that are fluff as I call them. You come away from her books uplifted and know she puts a lot of thought and knowledge in them.
Highly recommended.

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Thank you to Whitaker House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

Love Finds Faith by Martha Rogers ~A REVIEW

About Love Finds Faith by Martha Rogers 
Why can’t people see what is on the inside?

Hannah Dyer has just moved to Texas to help her brother-in-law in his medical practice. Despite her handicap of having one leg much shorter than the other, she is a great nurse whose skills help make the practice the most successful in the area.

When Micah Gordon returns home after some shady escapades, his father hopes he will settle down to ranch life. Hannah is smitten by his good looks and roguish ways, but because of her leg, she has no hopes of attracting his attention.

After Micah suffers a tragic loss, he loses his faith and almost loses his ranch. Can Hannah’s care and staunch faith help him on the road to recovery with a new hope, new faith, and a new love?



Series: The Homeward Journey (Book 2)
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Realms (February 4, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1621365468
ISBN-13: 978-1621365464
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 8 ounces

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Martha Rogers is the author of Becoming Lucy; Morning for Dove; Finding Becky; Caroline’s Choice; Not on the Menu, a part of a novella collection with DiAnn Mills, Janice Thompson, and Kathleen Y’Barbo; and River Walk Christmas, a novella collection with Beth Goddard, Lynette Sowell, and Kathleen Y’Barbo. A former schoolteacher and English instructor, she has a master’s degree in education and lives with her husband in Houston, Texas.




MY REVIEW
  Love Finds Faith by Martha Rogers is book two in The Homeward Journey series. I didn’t read book one, but that didn’t take away from this book. It is a great stand alone book.
  My first time reading a book by Martha Rogers and it was enjoyable, but I just have one part that I didn’t care for in this story. Maybe things like this happen, but I think it is so shallow of the character.
The part I’m talking about is one of the main characters that didn’t come to faith until everything started working out in his life. Like he was getting the money and woman he wanted. I just wondered if things didn’t start going his way would he not have become a Christian?
  That being said, the  characters were very likable, the scenery was well described and the plot was great, except for the part I mentioned.
  I think it is a book worth reading so you can find out for yourself what an excellent author Martha Rogers is. I recommend it.


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Thank you to Booketeria for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund~A Review~


ABOUT CAPTURED BY LOVE
Michigan Territory, 1814

A voyageur and a young woman swept up in a time of upheaval and danger
discover firsthand the high price of freedom.


The British Army has taken control of Michilimackinac Island and its fort, forcing the Americans to swear an oath of loyalty to the crown in order to retain their land. Pierre Durant is a fur trader who returns after being away from the island for years, only to find the family farm a shambles and those he cares about starving and at the mercy of British invaders.

Torn between the adventurous life of fur trading and guilt over neglecting his defenseless mother, Pierre is drawn deeper into the fight against the British--and into a relationship with Angelique MacKenzie, a childhood friend who's grown into a beautiful woman. She now finds herself trapped by the circumstances of war and poverty, and the cruelty of her guardian, Ebenezer Whiley.

As tensions mount and the violence rages on, Pierre and Angelique must decide where their loyalties rest and how much they'll risk for love.

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (July 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0764210491
ISBN-13: 978-0764210495
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jody Hedlund is an award-winning and bestselling author of inspirational historical romances.

As a busy mama-writer, she has the wonderful privilege of teaching her crew of 5 children at home. In between grading math papers and giving spelling tests, she occasionally does a load of laundry and washes dishes. When she's not busy being a mama, you can find her in front of her laptop working on another of her page-turning stories.

She loves reading almost as much as she loves writing, especially when it also involves chocolate and coffee.


MY REVIEW
   Captured by Love by Jody Hedlund is an O.K. book. The main reason I wanted to read it is because it takes place at Michilimackinac Island which now is called Mackinac Island today. I loved how Jody described the scenes and the Island. You can picture yourself there, but I didn’t care for the main character Angelique. She is very indecisive and knows what she really wants, but doesn’t take it because it would make her like her floozy mother.
  I’m glad the story ended like it did or I would have hated the story. I think in the last couple of chapters Angelique and Pierre were foolish for acting as they did.
  I enjoyed how all of the different situations helped Pierre to get into a better relationship with the Lord. How he came to lean and depend on Him.
  Just not my favorite story, but you might love it.

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Thank you to Bethany House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

Hide and Seek by Lynette Eason A REVIEW

ABOUT HIDE AND SEEK
Erica James has spent the past three years as a skip tracer, hunting down others and hoping one day it will lead to her kidnapped daughter. Now she has a new suspect—Max Powell's missing sister. Max, a private investigator, has found evidence that connects the two missing girls, and together, he and Erica search for answers. The closer they get to finding answers, the stronger their feelings for each other become. But the kidnapper will stop at nothing—including murder—to keep them from finding Erica's daughter.





Series: Love Inspired Suspense
Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired (August 6, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0373445482
ISBN-13: 978-0373445486
Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 4.2 x 6.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lynette Eason makes her home in South Carolina with  her husband and two children. Lynette has taught in many areas of education over the past ten years and is very happy to make the transition from teaching school to teaching at writers’ conferences. She is a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America), FHL (Faith, Hope, and Love) and ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). She is often found online, and loves to talk writing with anyone who will listen. You can find her at www.facebook.com/lynetteeasonauthor or www.lynetteeason.com.

MY REVIEW
  I’ve been a fan of Lynette Eason for years. I’ve enjoyed every book she has written and this one is another fantastic read.
Hide and Seek tell the story of Erica who’s daughter was kidnapped, but she never gave up hope of finding her. During this time her family and husband all pulled away from her, because she was so devoted to finding her daughter.
  Erica and her brother and his friend started up a skip tracer agency to find other lost and kidnapped children in hopes of one day finding her daughter.
 In her efforts she comes in contact with Max whose sister is the new link in the kidnapping case. Find out how well they get to know each other and what happens to all concerned.
  I loved this book, because it tells you never give up, but also you can learn that you don’t push others away when you need them most.
  The love inspired Suspense books from Harlequin are my favorite reads. They are interesting, short and come to the point quickly. Lynette Eason does a fantastic job in this book. I highly recommend it. This is my own book and I wasn’t asked to review it.

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Giveaway DVD Winner When Calls the Heart-The Dance

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Woman of Courage by Wanda E. Brunstetter A REVIEW


ABOUT WOMAN OF COURAGE
Take a three-thousand mile journey with Amanda Pearson as she leaves the disgrace of a broken engagement and enters the work of a Quaker mission in the western wilds. The trip is fraught with danger, and Amanda is near death before reaching her destination. Among those she meets are an Indian woman who becomes her first convert and a half-Indian trapper who seems to be her biggest critic. But love follows her into the wilderness and will determine the course of her future.





Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press; GLD edition (April 4, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616260831
ISBN-13: 978-1616260835
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 60 books with more than 7 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.

All of Wanda's novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

Wanda's primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern "Englishers." Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit: www.WandaBrunstetter.com

MY REVIEW
  Woman of Courage by Wanda E. Brunstetter is such a fantastic book. It is full of action and adventure with each new chapter. There never was a dull part in this story.
  The characters seem so real and their trials and tribulations  seem to really be happening. I haven’t read many of Wanda’s books, but this one is my favorite by far.
  In Woman of Courage it is a story of heartache, fear, hate, but also such love, warmth and forgiveness. The characters learn that just because one person in a group treats you bad, doesn’t mean the whole group is the same way.
  I’m just surprised at the many things that happen in this book. How one tragedy seems to lead to another, but the characters keep going and they make it through.
  I was quite surprised and pleased at the ending of Woman of Courage. It ended just like I wanted, but didn’t know that it would happen in that way. Really a book that I highly recommend.

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Thanks to Handlebar Marketing for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255