Monday, January 26, 2015

Wind in the Wires by Janet Chester Bly REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

A cowgirl searches for love and family. An old man seeks justice. A journey they take together exposes a tale of lies and betrayal. Will the truth be too hard for either to bear?
It’s 1991. Reba Cahill loves ranching with Grandma Pearl in north central Idaho. But there’s a lot of work and only two of them. Can she find a man worthy of her attentions and strong enough to help her run the ranch? She finds few prospects in the small town of Road’s End. But Reba is also missing something else: her mother. Deserted by her at three-years-old and never knowing her dad, she feels a sense of longing and loss. And bitterness. When elderly, quirky Road’s End citizen Maidie Fortress dies, Uncle Seth presents Reba Cahill with an expensive piece of jewelry that turns Reba’s world upside down. She is thrust into a journey with Seth that exposes dark family secrets and two cold case murders. The evidence leads her down unexpected paths and towards unsuspected admirers. Will the truth also ruin all hope for romance?

Series: Trails of Reba Cahill
Paperback: 322 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (November 17, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1503200116
ISBN-13: 978-1503200111
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Janet Chester Bly is the widow of award-winning western author Stephen Bly. She has authored and co-authored 31 fiction and nonfiction books of her own. She and her three sons finished Stephen’s last novel for him, Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot, a Selah Award Finalist. The family’s story is told on her website blog: Wind in the Wires is her first solo adult novel. She lives on top a mountain at 4,200 ft elevation in north-central Idaho.

  Wind in the Wires by Janet Chester Bly is the first book in the A Trails of Reba Cahill Novel series. What a wonderful start to a series. I came to love the characters and setting very much. The ending almost took my breath away. How exciting and captivating this book is.
  I really came to love the older man Seth in this book. He is full of much knowledge and secrets, but his love of God is the best.
  In the Wind in the Wires you learn things aren’t always as they seem. Sometimes people do things for you and you don’t understand why and maybe even disagree with them.
  The part that really captivated my attention in this book is the wonderful road trip and why Seth planned it.
  Every part of this book will keep you guessing and keep you reading until you’re at the end. I highly recommend Wind in the Wires for all lovers of the West, adventure and romance. Janet Chester Bly is an excellent author.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

MOMO by Kevin M. Kraft ebook review EBOOK FREE AT AMAZON RIGHT NOW!

From Kevin M. Kraft, author of THE W-3 CREW and S: A CONTEMPORARY RELIGIOUS FANTASY, comes a thrilling novella, based on his award-winning screenplay, with as much suspense as it does soul and as much terror as it touches the heart. A father and son, on a weekend jaunt to the family cabin in the Missouri woodland, find themselves in a fight for survival a single night against a savage creature straight from the annals of cryptozoology…with courage, faith and a single cabin door as their only defense.
With dawn so far away, their generator running out of power and no means of calling for help, will these things be enough to allow even one of them to see another day?

Soon to be a major motion picture!

File Size: 880 KB
Print Length: 120 pages
Publisher: (January 6, 2015)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

Kevin M. Kraft is a novelist, award-winning screenwriter, filmmaker, political commentator, singer-songwriter, guitarist, cigar box slide guitar master and builder, and the founder of the Annual Kansas City Cigar Box Guitar Festival in Kansas City, Missouri, where he resides with his wife and four children. He is also CEO of T E K Productions, a motion picture productions company, which is family-owned.

  MOMO is an excellent religious fantasy book written by Kevin M. Kraft. This is the first book I’ve read by Kevin and it won’t be the last. I love to read new authors because once in a while you come across an fantastic new book/author. I usually don’t read fantasy type books, but glad I did.
  This isn’t an overly long book and right now it’s free for your kindle. So what a great time to get it.
  I love the father/son time that started out not to good, but ended with father and son really getting to know each other and the great love they share.
  I love survival stories which test the endurance of the characters and lets you get to know them. The best part of this story is the example of faith and how they look to God to help them through and not on themselves.
  MOMO stands for Missouri Monster also known as bowling bear, which is a legend in that part of the country. MOMO is a short, exciting story full of adventure,love and faith. I highly recommend this book and know you will also. Glad I’ve found a new author and can’t wait to see this story at the movies.

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Monday, January 19, 2015


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Friday, January 16, 2015

HARBOR OF THE HEART by Katherine Spencer a review


Like the seashells that show up on the beaches, the people of Angel Island arrive from many places and with varied pasts. Yet they all find a safe harbor there…and the gift of hope.

Liza Martin and Daniel Merritt are closer than ever. She alone knows that he gave up his medical practice because he blamed himself for endangering a patient. But she is completely shocked to hear that Daniel is now considering returning to a medical career…which may mean leaving Angel Island—and Liza.

Daniel struggles to make this decision, but they are both put to the test when a sailor wrecks his boat in a vicious storm. Liza witnesses Daniel’s medical skills firsthand and finally understands why she must let him pursue his career. If only that didn’t mean sacrificing the love of her life…

The sailor, Nolan Porter, survives thanks to Daniel’s skill. But moments earlier he had considered ending his life due to losing his career and his family. Still, no matter how desperate he feels, the residents of Angel Island will not let him give up. Over the course of the summer, Nolan’s tragedy becomes a blessing. And what better way to celebrate than to share one’s blessings with others.

Series: Thomas Kinkade's Angel Island (Book 5)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (April 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425264289
ISBN-13: 978-0425264287
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Thomas Kinkade, creator of the Angel Island series and the Cape Light series, emphasized simple pleasures and inspirational messages through his art. Thom believed that both the ability and the inspiration to create his paintings had been given to him as a gift. His goal as an artist was to touch people of all faiths and to bring peace and joy into their lives through the images he created.

New York Times bestselling author Katherine Spencer was a fiction editor before turning to a full-time career as a writer. The author of more than thirty books, she also writes the Cape Light series, as well as the Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries under her real name, Anne Canadeo. She lives with her husband and daughter in a small village on the Long Island Sound. Outside of her office, she is active in many community charity projects.

Spencer and Kinkade collaborated on the Angel Island novels, including A Wandering Heart, The Wedding Promise, and The Inn at Angel Island, and the Cape Light novels, including A Season of Angels, Christmas Treasures, and On Christmas Eve. Spencer now carries on Kinkade's legacy as the author of both Thomas Kinkade's Angel Island: The Way Home and Thomas Kinkade's Cape Hope: Songs of Christmas.

   Harbor of the Heart by Katherine Spencer is book 5 in the Angel Island series. I’ve read almost all of this series and totally love this one. I wasn’t asked to review it, but got it from the library.
  It tells of the continuing love story of Liza owner of the Inn at Angel Island and Daniel former handy man but now wants to get back into medicine. Things are going so well for these two and than disaster strikes. How can they have a marriage and live so far apart.
  Also at the beginning of the story Nolan appears in a ship wreck that Daniel helps to save. Nolan and Claire, cook, housekeeper and friend, become very close friends, even though Nolan and Claire are from very different backgrounds.  So love is all around the Inn.
 I don’t want to tell you to much about this story so I will leave it at that, but this book is very worth reading. It will keep you up late into the night.
  Really loved Harbor of the Heart and highly recommend this new, interesting story.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Perfect by Harry Kraus REVIEW

Wendi Stratford’s job as an accident reconstructionist is just one more enviable reflection of her ideal life. She’s got it all—perfect career, perfect looks, perfect husband, perfect home, perfect faith. There’s just one problem: it’s all a sham, right down to her bleached-blonde hair.

So Wendi hatches an impulsive and exhilarating plan to break free of the lie she’s been living—only to watch her hopes die in a terrible accident. But as she sifts through the wreckage, Wendi comes to a shocking conclusion. This was no accident.

The quest is on to learn the truth, but the truth could be deadly. And now someone is leaving Wendi clues at accident scenes, clues that could lead her straight into a killer’s hands. With her life on the line, Wendi must find strength in a faith that until now had been merely an accessory to her storybook life.

With engaging characters swept into a millrace of mystery and suspense, Harry Kraus’ new novel is. . .perfect.

File Size: 510 KB
Print Length: 337 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 031027284X
Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
Publisher: Zondervan (August 30, 2009)
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Language: English

As a board-certified surgeon, Harry Kraus has divided his professional life between Virginia and East Africa. His novel, "Could I Have This Dance?" was the number one CBA bestseller in the contemporary category. His novels are laced with his signature of medical realism. He has been both an ACFW Book of the Year and Christie Award for Inspirational Fiction finalist.

Harry loves miniature Schnauzers and motorcycles and is passionate about spreading the good news of GRACE. In addition to his love of writing fiction, he has written three non-fiction books: "Breathing Grace," "The Cure," and "Domesticated Jesus."

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  Perfect by Harry Kraus is a really good book, but I didn’t like the ending. I really enjoyed most of the book though.
  Wendi is really good at her job, as an accident reconstructionist. She can read the cars, roads and know how fast someone was going. If they were braking or going faster etc.. She knows her job well.
  Wendi is tried of being the perfect daughter, wife, doctors wife and plans to change her life. She makes many very bad decisions, but in the end they all work out.
  Perfect shows us that when you build a web of deciect you will get caught. This book has many, many webs.  Also when you think your life is horrible it may be you that is wrong or going through a bad time, not because you have a bad life.
  Perfect is really interesting, but not a favorite. I do recommend that you read it though.

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Thankful for Today by Roitman Trillo REVIEW

Whether sunny, cloudy or rainy Little Bear is grateful and finds joy in every circumstance the day brings. Inspired by the prayers of a three year old, this beautifully illustrated story celebrates the little blessings in the life of a child. Published by Fun With A Message.

Series: Little Bear
Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Fun With A Message (November 9, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1937980197
ISBN-13: 978-1937980191
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.7 ounces

Roitman Trillo, illustrator, author, and photographer who loves playing all day long with her toddler and illustrating children's books all nite!

Roitman Trillo's art is inspired by the beauty in nature and her love for children. Through her books she hopes to encourage children with positive life lessons.

She has worked as a graphic designer for over a decade and loves, loves illustrating children's books. After becoming a mother, she was inspired to write short stories for her daughter in teaching her to admire the beauty in nature.

She is the creative force behind Fun With A Message at

  Thankful for Today by Roitman Trillo is a very, very sweet story for young children. The pictures and illustrations are delightful. You just get a warm, happy feeling reading this book to your dear little ones.
 In this sweet book Little Bear is saying his goodnight prayers and telling God what he is thankful for. So we get to see a review of his day.
  This book is full with a message and I really believe of all things we need to be thankful for everything just like Little Bear.
  Another wonderful reason to buy this book is because a portion of the proceeds go to charities fighting child trafficking.
  Highly recommended.

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Jessie by Rebekah Lyn REVIEW


The four Cole boys suffer abuse at the hands of an alcoholic father, while largely being left to their own devices by a heartbroken and overworked mother. Their adventures on their island home have become a welcome escape, and one of the only things in life the boys can truly rely on. Jessie, the youngest and a dreamer, becomes enamored with US plans for manned space flight and its race to the moon, stirring his own dreams of one day becoming an astronaut. In a strange twist of fate, it is the space program and the momentum it gains that abruptly brings their beloved island life to an end. The family is forced to move to the city and start anew. Life in town creates new challenges,financial pressures, news to eh Vietnam war and the impending threat of the military draft for Max, the eldest of the Cole brothers.

Series: Coastal Chronicles
Paperback: 358 pages
Publisher: Real Life Books and; Media; First edition (May 26, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0692225145
ISBN-13: 978-0692225141
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds

Rebekah is a Christian with a heart for new beginnings. She is a Florida native and a graduate of Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fl. A love of history, research and journaling led naturally to a passion for writing. She enjoys travel and has traveled extensively across the United States and Canada as well as Europe and the Caribbean. Her reading taste run from the classics to light fiction. When she is not working or writing, she enjoys cooking, baking and sharing recipes on her blog and encouraging other authors through her website,

Her current works include, Summer Storms and Winter's End, books one and two in The Seasons of Faith series, and Julianne the first book in The Coastal Chronicle series. She is currently working on Jessie a coming of age novel set in coastal Florida during the early days of the United States manned space flight program. Jessie is the second book in the Coastal Chronicles Series.

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Rebekah currently resides in Florida along with her "attack" cat, Mia. They would enjoy meeting with you on her Facebook page

  Jessie by Rebekah Lyn is book two in the Coastal Chronicles series. It’s about a 10 year-old boy during the sixties. How he wants to be an astronaut. He watches as the US sends men into space. You will read about him growing up until his 18th year. Jessie has three brothers and they stick pretty close together in their adventures and in school.  The boys father drinks and beats the oldest and youngest, which is Jessie.
  This book is an O.K. book it is mostly about Jessie and his love of the space program. You don’t need to love the space program to enjoy this book, but it helps. Jessie is a book about forgiveness and love between family. How it is really hard to forgive sometimes, but we always heal better when we forgive.
 I recommend this book if you love family stories and stories about space programs.

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The Identical DVD Review

The Identical is a redemptive movie about a young man, the son of a preacher, who rejects his father s desire for him to join the ministry and instead embarks on a career as a rock singer. As he struggles to pursue his dream and rise to stardom, he finds love, pain, success and failure, and ultimately uncovers a hidden family secret that reveals who he really is. It s a captivating story about a family restored, and a life discovered

Actors: Ray Liotta, Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Brian Geraghty
Directors: Dustin Marcellino
Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Cinedigm
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2015
Run Time: 107 minutes
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

  The Identical is a very interesting, fast-paced movie. I really enjoyed how twin boys born to a very poor farmer during the depression became separated when they were infants, but later their paths crossed.
 This movie shows how twins are so much alike even when they are separated.
  The singers sort of give you the impression of Elvis, but they don’t say it.
  You will see how a secret kept will eventually come out. How it hurts everyone who keeps the secret and those it is about. Also it talks about how parents sometimes put their own expectations on  their children and the children go along with it at first. Everyone has to make their own career choices and do what God intended for them to do.
  The Identical is a very good, God-orientated movie. The whole movie is about what God has for a person and how we can forgive others for the wrong they have done us.
   Some very touching scenes that will make you run for your tissues. I highly recommend this DVD.
Even my adult children loved it and thought it was interesting.

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