Thursday, July 28, 2016

Review: O'er The River Liffey by Heidi Ashworth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


From the Power of the Matchmaker series:

Irish heiress Caroline Fulton knows this house party, ostensibly celebrating the victory of Waterloo, is really an audition: will she make a suitable wife? Her host, an English lord, has already won over her father, who’s determined to buy a title with Caroline’s dowry. She is far from taken with the baron, however, especially once she meets Niall Doherty, the impoverished, perceptive tutor to her host’s younger brothers. He shares her love of Irish fairy tales and seems to guard a troubled past…but neither quality will earn Caroline’s father’s approval.

***This book is part of a multi-author project that features one recurring character—Pearl, the matchmaker—but it is a STAND-ALONE novel.***


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Spotlight: When Calls the Heart Season 3 Pre-Order sale + Giveaway!

Also look for the Giveaway info below!

FREE DVD Set for all Pre-orders!

For everyone who pre-orders the Season 3 Collector's Edition from, FishFlix will send the Season 1 "Episodes" set as a free gift! 

If you are not yet familiar with the When Calls the Heart TV series, this will be a perfect way to see it from the beginning.  With this gift you'll have plenty of time to get caught up before the release of Season 3 on October 11, 2016.  Christmas is also just around the corner and this would make a wonderful Holiday gift for family and friends!

Title: When Calls the Heart, Season 3
Series: When Calls the Heart, based on book by Janette Oke of the same name
Edition: Collector's Edition
Director: Neill Fearnley
Producers: Brian Bird, Greg Malcolm, Michael Landon Jr., Vicki Sotheran
Release Date: October 11, 2016
Genre: Family Drama/ Western series
Format: 10 Discs DVD box set
Run Time: 450 minutes

Included with the 10-DVD When Calls The Heart Season 3 Collector's Edition

Disc 1.   It Begins with Heart
Disc 2.   Troubled Hearts
Disc 3.   Heart of a Hero
Disc 4.   Forever in My Heart
Disc 5.   Hearts In Question
Disc 6.   Episodes 1-5 (As aired on the Hallmark Channel)
Disc 7.   Episodes 6-10 (As aired on the Hallmark Channel)
Disc 8.   Special features
Disc 9.   The #HEARTIES - Footage from the #Hearties Family Reunion
Disc10.  When Calls The Heart Trivia Game

From Hallmark Channel and acclaimed director Michael Landon Jr. comes the continuation of the series When Calls The Heart Season 3. Based on the beloved books by Janette Oke, season three continues the family friendly story of love, hope, courage, and faith on the Canadian frontier. Follow the young school teacher Elizabeth, and the young Mountie Jack, as they face new adventures, trials, and chapters in this unfolding story set in the small town of Hope Valley.

About the Season 3 Boxed Set

The When Calls the Heart Season 3 boxed set provides some truly unique bonuses for committed fans of the show (#Hearties).   This 10 DVD set contains both the film versions and the TV episode versions.  You can watch the series as 10 hour-long episodes or 5 feature films.   The really exciting elements of the Season 3 collectors' edition are the three bonus discs.  Disc 8 features the typical bonus material one would expect from a project like this - behind the scenes footage, interviews, etc.  Disc 9 is a special product devoted to the fans that have made When Call the Heart such a grassroots success - featuring footage from the #Hearties gathering in Vancouver in January 2016.  The 10th disc is a When Calls the Heart trivia game that devoted fans are sure to love.

From the FishFlix website:

Lessons And Reminders

When Calls The Heart is not just a show of adventure and romance, but is also filled with valuable lessons and reminders every viewer can be challenged and encouraged by. If season one was about perseverance and hope, and season two was about truth and forgiveness, season three was about courage, trust, and community. The characters of When Calls The Heart and town of Hope Valley face a multitude of obstacles and challenges in the third season. Gangs of outlaws, sickness, accidents, mudslides, and people from the past move in and out of the plot line, but Elizabeth, Jack, Abigail, and the town of Hope Valley face each with courage-- trusting their faith, strength, and friends to get them through. Along the way they will learn the importance of community, of a band of friends who have your back no matter what. Despite several threats and discoveries the community pulls through stronger than before. The individuals also learn the importance of trust. Trust that things will turn out right, trust that the people you love won’t hurt you, and trust that the future holds good things. The Boxed DVD set of third season of When Calls The Heart is filled with a new set of valuable lessons viewers will learn and identify with.


The sweet romance, hope filled town, moments of adventure and adversity, and believable friendship and community that fill the episodes of When Calls The Heart continue in season three of this beloved series. Older viewers may be reminded of their old favorites such as “Little House On The Prairie” or “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman,” while younger viewers will enjoy the new story and characters that make up When Calls The Heart Season 3. Although not expressly Christian, this television series has many moments of faith, as well as faith-based values that will encourage and inspire believers. The story of Jack, Elizabeth, Abigail, and the rest of Hope Valley continues in the many episodes of this third season of When Calls The Heart. By yourself, with your family, or your friends you enjoy the continuing saga of life on the edge of the Canadian frontier.
When Calls The Heart Season 3 DVD box set has not been rated by the Motion Picture Association of America, but it is considered appropriate for most audiences. The Dove foundation reviewed the first two episodes, and awarded both their “Family Approved” seal for all ages. As always, it is recommend that parents preview all content to determine what is suitable for their children.

Win a $100 Gift Card

FishFlix is also running a promotion for those who leave a review for Season 3 on their website HERE. Once you do, send an email to, letting them know the "nickname" you used to post the review, and you're entered to win!  A drawing will take place on September 1, 2016 and one lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card to

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Review: A Flight of Arrows by Lori Benton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Hearts are Divided
Loyalties Will Be Tested
The Fates of Two Families Hang in the Balance

Twenty years past, in 1757, a young Redcoat, Reginald Aubrey stole a newborn boy—the lighter-skinned of Oneida twins— during the devastating fall of Fort William Henry and raised him as his own.

No one connected to Reginald escaped unscathed from this crime. Not his adopted daughter Anna. Not Stone Thrower, the Native American father determined to get his son back. Not Two Hawks, William’s twin brother separated since birth, living in the shadow of his absence and hoping to build a future with Anna. Nor Lydia, who longs for Reginald to be free from his self-imposed emotional prison and embrace God’s forgiveness— and her love.

Now William, whose identity has been shattered after discovering the truth of his birth, hides in the ranks of an increasingly aggressive British army. The Redcoats prepare to attack frontier New York and the Continentals, aided by Oneida warriors including Two Hawks, rally to defend it. As the Revolutionary War penetrates the Mohawk Valley, two families separated by culture, united by love and faith, must find a way to reclaim the son marching toward them in the ranks of their enemies.

Book 2 in the Pathfinder Series


Summer's Sizzlin' with Competition

Summer's Sizzlin'

Vote for your Fave!

Scroll through these THREE new reads and vote below 
for which you'd pick up first to read while sippin' iced tea.
It'll be a tough choice! But somebody's gotta do it. May as well be you!

Almost Like Being in Love by Beth K. Vogt

She’s won an all-expenses-paid, luxurious wedding — all she needs now is
the groom! Winning a destination wedding would be a dream come true …
if Caron Hollister and her boyfriend, Alex were already engaged — and if
her ex-boyfriend, Kade, wasn’t back in her life, causing her to wonder
“what if?” when she thought she was ready to say “I do” to someone else.

Rescue Me by Sandy Nadeau

Risking her life to save him is easy. Risking her heart to give him a second chance is impossible.

River Rest by Susan Page Davis

Unable to depend on her father to heal the crumbling family, Judith is
afraid to trust the mysterious neighbor, Ben, who lives with his own
grief. When Ben is injured, she is the only one who can help him.


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Friday, July 22, 2016

Blog Tour Review: Dance and Be Glad by Melissa Wardwell

~ Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY below!~


Purchase your copy here.

About the Book

Jillian Matthews is a widowed mom and owner of a dance studio in a small farming community. When her husband died nine years ago in the desert of the Middle East, a piece of her died as well and she lost all joy in the day to day blessings. Tiny dancers and her daughter, Katie, are her main focus until an old flame, Michael Emerson, waltzes back into her life, awakening things she thought dead and gone.

Dr. Michael Emerson told himself he was happy with his bachelorhood after a messy divorce. He thought his life as an ER doctor and yearly missions work left no room for a wife and family. When tragedy strikes and he is left with an unforeseen situation, he must evaluate his life and make some major changes.

My Review

My rating: ***3 1/2 stars

Friday, July 15, 2016

Review: Four Chambers by Julie Wright

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


From the Power of the Matchmaker series:

Every time Andra Stone crosses paths with Everett Covington, trouble follows. First she loses her scholarship. Then she loses the apartment she’d wanted more than anything. But tragedy hits hardest when she loses her grandmother—the best friend Andra has ever known. She determines that Everett is a talisman of ill fortune. When Everett comes to work in her hospital and is applying for the same position she’d been working toward since residency, Andra believes him to be her personal poltergeist.

The human heart has four chambers—four chances to get it right. Andra has only one chance left.

***This book is part of a multi-author project that features one recurring character—Pearl, the matchmaker—but it is a STAND-ALONE novel.***


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Don't Go To Bed Angry by Deb & Ron DeArmond

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Don't Go to Bed Angry: Stay Up and Fight (Abingdon Press, June 2016)

A practical handbook on how to fight better---together---for your marriage.

In every marriage, there is conflict. And with every conflict, there is a choice for resolution. Will you ignore the issue until it seemingly goes away? Or will you work together to find peace?

In Don't Go to Bed Angry, Deb and Ron DeArmond give you permission to fight. Conflict isn't the problem, after all; the real issue is how we deal with the conflict. Deb and Ron demonstrate how communication through conflict can safeguard---and even strengthen---your relationship. Immensely practical features including worksheets and discussion questions make this a definitive go-to resource to help you start fighting---together---for your marriage.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Blog Tour Review: The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An ounce of courage. A split-second leap of faith. Together, they propel two young women to chase a new life---one that's re-imagined from what they might have become.

In turn-of-the-century America, a young girl dreams of a world that stretches beyond the confines of a quiet life on the family farm. With little more than her wit and a cigar box of treasures to call her own, Mable steps away from all she knows, seeking the limitless marvels of the Chicago World's Fair. There, a chance encounter triggers her destiny---a life with a famed showman by the name of John Ringling.

A quarter of a century later, Lady Rosamund Easling of Yorkshire, England, boards a ship to America as a last adventure before her life is planned out for her. There, the twenties are roaring, and the rich and famous gather at opulent, Gatsby-esque parties in the grandest ballrooms the country has to offer. The Jazz Age has arrived, and with it, the golden era of the American circus, whose queen is none other than the enigmatic Mable Ringling.

When Rosamund's path crosses with Mable's and the Ringlings' glittering world, she makes the life-altering decision to leave behind a comfortable future of estates and propriety, instead choosing the nomadic life of a trick rider in the Ringling Brothers' circus.

A novel that is at once captivating, deeply poignant, and swirling with exquisite historical details of a bygone world, The Ringmaster's Wife will escort readers into the center ring, with its bright lights, exotic animals, and a dazzling performance that can only be described as the greatest show on earth!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Clash Champ--Her One and Only by Becky Wade!

Congratulations to Becky Wade 
and her novel
Her One and Only
for taking home this month's Clash crown!


About the book:
After ten years in the NFL, super star Gray Fowler is accustomed to obsessive fans. But when Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team hires an executive protection agency to guard him until the culprit is caught. Dealing with bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young, beautiful woman. How can a female half his size possibly protect him better than he can protect himself?

Dru Porter is a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt–none of which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her tarnished reputation, she’s determined to find Gray’s stalker and, since relationships between agents and clients are forbidden, avoid a romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past.

Yet every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they’ll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives — and their hearts — to one another.

~Loved this book!  See my book review here.~

Becky also has a FREE book sale going on RIGHT NOW!
Undeniably Yours

What Becky's voters had to say:
~I have read and loved Becky Wade's books for awhile now! She is talented and brilliant. I love having the option to read romantic fiction that is Christian based and clean for the soul. It's wonderful! Thank you!!

~I wouldn't even need a beach to want to read your book, Becky Wade!

~LOVE Becky Wade!! Loved the conclusion to the Porter Family Series!! Perfect book poolside or other Summer destination or really any place any time!! :)

~Even though I have only read one of the books on this list (I look forward to checking some more of these out) i want to thank all the authors for doing what they do. I believe God uses you to help others. I love reading because it can just help me escape sometimes and than start fresh and go forward. Also encouraging our relationship with God through seeing your characters growing in faith. Thank you for writing even when it toughs because it makes a difference and matters to people like me!!!

~I just received a whole set of Becky Wade's books and can't wait to read them

~Becky Wade, I love your books. Keep up the great work

~I have loved all of Becky Wade's books! I am never disappointed with any of her books - I look forward to each next one. They are always on my to purchase list as soon as they come out - one of my new favorite authors! :)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Review: Once Upon a Summertime by Melody Carlson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Managing the Value Lodge in her hometown was not what Anna Gordon had in mind when she set out in the hospitality industry. But it's a safe choice for a woman whose childhood was anything but stable. Out of the blue, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reinvent herself by moving to New York City, where she hopes for a management position at a stylish new boutique hotel. The big city is full of surprises--not the least of which is Sean O'Neil. Her childhood crush has applied for the very same position!