10.17.2021

Saving Ebenezer by S. Daniel Smith // Celebrate Lit Tour, Review and Giveaway



About the Book

Book: Saving Ebenezer

Author: S. Daniel Smith

Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Release date: October 12, 2021

Much had changed in seven years. Scrooge had given all to rid himself of the guilt and shame of his miserly ways. Nearly saved Tiny Tim, too, who was only slightly bigger at his death than Christmas Eve seven years prior. Scrooge had the best doctors working on the boy’s condition, all of them happy to have Scrooge pay for this treatment or that, but never quite figuring out exactly what was wrong. Still, Tim had started the pathway of a bright future.

Until pneumonia struck. In a fortnight, Tim had gone from spry and hopeful to weak and discouraged. And then dead.

As Ebenezer Scrooge watched the simple casket lowered into the near-frozen muck on December 20th, 1850, there could be no mistaking the fact that a piece of him was being buried as well.

And that was why Ebenezer Scrooge was angry.

The old Scrooge was back. Joy had given away to sorrow in the meanest of ways, for it sprung upon the old man with such ferocity that he had no defense. Powerless, and angry, that was Ebenezer Scrooge, all right. Joy had given way quickly to pain and sorrow, the likes of which Ebenezer Scrooge had never experienced before.

Ebenezer Scrooge, heartbroken and frustrated, begins to ask questions about faith. Much like the original story, he is given a guide to help him find the answers. As he struggles to understand death, sorrow, and poverty in terms of faith, he finds one answer to all his questions: Jesus Christ. The book ends with Ebenezer finding faith, health, and love.

 

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 Review:

Seven years ago Scrooge had three nightly visitors that showed him the past, present and future, and since Scrooge has worked hard to make up for his past wrongs. But despite the best doctors that money can buy and Scrooge's change of heart, Tiny Tim is dead. Could it be possible that Scrooge missed something those seven years ago?

A well done novella realistically revisits the world of Dicken's most well loved Christmas story. I liked how the author authentically imitates Dicken's style, but also makes the language more accessible for modern readers. I liked that this story brings back many of the familiar faces from the original classic.

Overall, a well written sequel to a beloved classic, it does an excellent job of staying true to the original while also daring to dive deeper and ask questions of faith and mortality. Inspiring and full of hope, this was the perfect twist on a classic. Definitely recommend, this Christmas Carol revisited!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About the Author



Dan Smith is a Christian, a husband, a father, a career US Navy sailor, and freelance writer living in Virginia Beach, VA with his wife and three children. His publishing history goes back 21 years, when he was first published in the magazine Pentecostal Messenger.

Dan specializes in writing about life in the military, especially as it affects Christians in service. He has also tackled the issue of cystic fibrosis, the autism spectrum, and a host of other topics.

 

More from Dan

“I have always loved the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. From the original novella to The Muppets, I’ve been fascinated by the story. Only one thing was truly missing, and that was the real hope Christians find in Jesus Christ. In that way, Saving Ebenezer: The Continuing Saga of a man named Scrooge is my offering to my Lord. I did my best to retain the style and language of the original, as well as to stay true to the original story and characters, while offering a glimpse at the hope we have in Jesus.

The biggest reason I wrote the book is to show the need for Christ. I do my best to keep from being preachy, and I believe you’ll find the book entertaining with a point. I can’t wait to hear what you think!”

Blog Stops

The Write Escape, October 13

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 14

Genesis 5020, October 14

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 15

deb’s Book Review, October 16

Texas Book-aholic, October 17

Labor Not in Vain, October 17

Inklings and notions, October 18

For Him and My Family, October 19

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, October 20

Cats in the Cradle Blog, October 20

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 21

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 22

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, October 23

Mary Hake, October 23

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 24

Connie’s History Classroom, October 25

Denise L. Barela, Author, October 25

Betti Mace, October 26

Giveaway



To celebrate his tour, S. Daniel is the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/122da/saving-ebenezer-celebration-tour-giveaway

10.15.2021

The Heart of a Cowboy by Jody Hedlund // Review


My Review:
Two hearts that swore never to marry, find their convictions challenged on the trail to Colorado. 

Flynn has been mother and father to his younger siblings, shouldering the responsibilities of a family, and more than his share of the blame. Linnea, recently widowed, is fighting to prove her worth as a botanist in her own right, apart from her late husband and grandfather's shadows. 

An engaging romance, set against the backdrop of the treacherous trail to Colorado, fraught with danger and Confederate Irregulars. Linnea is a modern woman for her time, with a passion for plants and sciences. I liked how she takes Flynn's sister Ivy, under her wing, teaching her about being a young woman. Ivy spunky and full of sass, she says things as she sees them sometimes to the embarrassment of others, easily one of my favorite people in the story!

Flynn has spent his life trying to protect his family,  first from the fists of his step-father, then fields of battle, and now delivering a herd of cattle to his brother Wyatt in Colorado. After reading the last book in the series, I wasn't sure how any of the other McQuaid brothers could measure up to Wyatt, but Flynn easily won me over with his strong protective instincts, and big heart. 

Overall, a fantastic, sizzling with chemistry, and roaring with action, addition to the series, I loved seeing both new and familiar faces in the pages of this book. Especially since Judd was my favorite from the previous book. A engrossing read, with characters that you can cheer for throughout, with an inspiring message of faith and overcoming the past. Definitely recommend for fans of western romance! I can't wait to read Brody's story!


I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

10.12.2021

An Amish Barn Raising by Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, and Kathleen Fuller // Review

My Review:

Building a Dream by Amy Clipston

Longtime friends Kathryn and Anthony find themselves longing for more but Kathryn's strict father doesn't approve of Anthony's family or their profession. Does their forbidden love have a chance?

A heartwarming romance born of friendship, engaging and with characters that you want to cheer for. I also liked that they both have other close friends that they can confide in and find encouragement. Kathryn is a sweet young woman, and I like that she respectfully challenges her father's misguided convictions. 

To Raise a Home by Kelly Irvin
Delilah Mast returns to Kootenai to to find her former flame seriously courting another, though she tries, Evan is impossible to forget.

A second chance romance, that was captivating from the start as I wondered how and if they would ever find their way to one another. Delilah and Evan are both admirable characters who are thoughtful and don't like to rock the boat. I especially admired Delilah's maturity throughout, and her respectfulness of Evan's relationship. Sam is an intriguing character, straightforward with a good heart. A wholly enjoyable read. 

Love's Solid Foundation by Kathleen Fuller
Devon Bontrager returns home to make amends, he is surprised to find himself working along Nettie Yoder, who has made self-serving choices in the past that hurt others. He is even more surprised to find himself drawn to her. 

I really liked Nettie, even though she wasn't always a very likable person, I admired how she acknowledged her hurtful behavior and made the effort to make amends. Elmer is a gruff, but sweet old man, who ended up being one of my favorite characters. A sweet romance of those at odds attracting. 

Overall, a enjoyable collection of novellas each set in different communities about couples who come together through barn raisings. Sweet swift reads for when you don't want something too heavy.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

10.09.2021

A Midnight Dance by Joanna Davidson Politano // Review

Lucie's Review:

Ella Blythe has lived a life shrouded in secret, she holds tightly to her precarious position in a shrinking ballet company. Even though she knows the fate of most theater romances, she can't help but hope to catch the eye of principle dancer Phillipe, while avoiding the advances of the flirtatious Jack. 

A intriguing read, filled with mystery and haunting suspense as secrets from the past are revealed. Ella loves to dance but struggles to find her stride, uncertainty and the ghost of another promising dancer haunt her every step. I liked her story arc, and how she learns to deal with anxiety and the unknowns of life on the stage. 

A well written read, but a slower start, due to it taking awhile for the pieces to start coming together, and eventually giving some answers along with the growing number of questions. Mysterious and evocative, it is a page turning read full of secrets and worthwhile reveals. Definitely picks up speed as it goes along. I really enjoyed seeing Ella grow in her faith, and become more sure of herself. A twisting, and enjoyable read!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

A Life Redeemed by Olivia Rae // Celebrate Lit Tour, Review, and Giveaway



About the Book


Book:  A Life Redeemed

Author: Olivia Rae

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: June 16, 2021

Everyone has a secret, who can a queen trust?

Upon Queen Elizabeth’s order, Audrey Hayes travels to the borderlands of Scotland to learn where the fierce Laird Armstrong’s loyalties lie. Is he aligned with his mother’s English roots in support of the queen, or does he hold with the beliefs of his father, who wishes to see Mary of Scots on the English throne? The fate of Audrey’s family rests on her success in finding the answer.

After losing his lands in a wager and being betrayed by his kin, Gavin Armstrong entered a loveless marriage to obtain the funds to buy back his family home, Warring Tower. Now a widower, struggling against countless border wars, he is on the verge of losing his home and lands again. With few resources, he reluctantly makes another risky wager, one he cannot hope to win without trusting the secretive Audrey Hayes, a woman he suspects is an English spy.

As the two work together to save Warring Tower, their attraction to one another grows. But when Audrey finally gains the information she seeks for Queen Elizabeth, she realizes that the only way she can save her family is to betray the man she loves.

 

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 Review:

Audrey Hayes undertakes a mission  on the borderlands of Scotland for the Queen in in order to ensure the security of her family. Can she save her family if it means betraying the man she has come to love? 

An engaging historical read, that reimagines the early years of Queen Elizabeth I's reign, fraught with conspiracy and suspicion. Audrey is bold for her time, outspoken, she doesn't shy away from stating what is on her heart and mind. She challenges Gavin, to look beyond the way things have always been, and to take time for his sons.

I liked that there is a lot going on, between the secrets that Warring holds as well as feuding with the neighboring landowners, Gavin is a brooding and gruff man, with a pure heart. In fact, there were multiple times throughout reading this book when the story reminded me of Beauty and the Beast.

Thomas is a dear child, so eager to please and open hearted. I loved how Audrey takes time to get to know Thomas, letting him play and use his imagination. 

Overall, an engaging historical romance, with an intriguing plot. A quick and enjoyable read, that delves into the Tudor lore away from the courts. Great for fans of historical romance!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About the Author

Olivia Rae is an award-winning author of historical and contemporary inspirational romance. She spent her school days dreaming of knights, princesses and far away kingdoms; it made those long, boring days in the classroom go by much faster. Nobody was more shocked than her when she decided to become a teacher. Besides getting her Master’s degree, marrying her own prince, and raising a couple of kids, Olivia decided to breathe a little more life into her childhood stories by adding in what she’s learned as an adult living in a small town on the edge of a big city. When not writing, she loves to travel, dragging her family to old castles and forts all across the world.  

Olivia is the winner of the Angel Award, Book Buyers Best Award, Golden Quill Award, New England Readers’ Choice Award, Southern Magic Contest, and the American Fiction Award. She is an Illumination Award Gold and Bronze medalist. She has also been a finalist in many other contests such as the National Readers’ Choice Awards, and the National Romance Fiction Awards. She is currently hard at work on her next novel.

 

More from Olivia

My novel, A Life Redeemed takes place in 16th Century England and Scotland. A very popular dish at the time was the meat pie. Back then making such a dish took a lot of time. My Grandmother made a similar dish with modern day ingredients that you can whip together in no time. Cheesy meat pie is a real family pleaser and a delicious bit of history.

 

 

Medieval Cheesy Meat Pie

 

1 pound ground beef

½ cup chopped onion

1 – 8 oz. can of tomato sauce

¼ cup parsley

1 – 3oz. can chopped mushrooms (drained)

1/8 teaspoon pepper

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

2 packages (8 rolls) crescent rolls

3 eggs

Shredded cheese (mixed cheddar and mozzarella)

 

In skillet, brown beef, onion (drain). Stir in tomato sauce, parsley, mushrooms, pepper and oregano, then set aside. Unroll one package of crescent rolls, forming 12×6 inch rectangle. Seal edges and perforations together.  Roll to fit in 9-inch pie plate, trim. Separate one egg and set aside the yoke. Beat egg white with remaining two eggs. Spread over half the dough. Spoon meat into shell, arranging cheese on top. Pour remaining egg mixture over cheese. Roll out second package of crescent rolls, sealing on top of pie. Beat remaining egg yoke and a tablespoon of water, brush on top of dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. If pastry gets too brown, cover with foil. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Blog Stops

Pause for Tales, October 9

Labor Not in Vain, October 9

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 11

Genesis 5020, October 11

Bigreadersite, October 12

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 13

Debbie's Dusty Deliberations, October 14

Texas Book-aholic, October 15

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, October 16

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 16

deb's Book Review, October 17

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, October 17

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 18

Connie's History Classroom, October 19

Mary Hake, October 19

Inklings and notions, October 20

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, October 21

For Him and My Family, October 22

Betti Mace, October 22


Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Olivia is giving away the grand prize packaged of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/11fe0/a-life-redeemed-celebration-tour-giveaway

10.08.2021

Undercurrent of Secrets by Rachel Scott McDaniel // Celebrate Lit Tour, Review, and Giveaway



About the Book


Book:  Undercurrent of Secrets

Author: Rachel Scott McDaniel

Genre: Christian Romance

Release date: September 2021

Two women, a century apart, are bound by a haunting secret aboard a legendary steamboat.

Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure.

As wedding coordinator for the 100-year-old steamboat The Belle of Louisville, Devyn Asbury takes pride in seeing others’ dreams come true, even though her engagement had sunk like a diamond ring to the bottom of the Ohio River. When the Belle becomes a finalist in the Timeless Wedding Venue contest, Devyn endeavors to secure the prestigious title with hopes to reclaim some of her professional dreams. What she hadn’t planned on was Chase Jones showing up with a mysterious photo from the 1920s.

A century earlier, Hattie Louis is as untamable as the rivers that raised her. As the adopted daughter of a steamboat captain, her duties range from the entertainment to cook. When strange incidents occur aboard the boat, Hattie’s determined to discover the truth. Even if that means getting under First Mate Jack Marshall’s handsome skin.


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Review:

Devyn Asbury is having one of the worst days of her life when Chase Jones approaches her with a mystery attached to an old photograph. 

A century earlier Hattie Louis, the daughter of the steamboat captain, can do it all from playing the calliope to navigating. She stows aboard a steamboat to escape her evil uncle.

A captivating read with dual-timelines 100 years apart, tied together by a steamboat and a photograph. Devyn is under a lot of pressure to pull out all of the stops to pull together a winning entry in a wedding venue contest. Working with Chase is a welcome distraction that proves helpful as she learns more of The Belle of Louisville's history on the river. I liked Chase, he is a really nice guy who thinks the best of others, and is passionate about the past. He is intelligent and patient. 

I was equally invested in both of the storylines, it had great pace, and was well researched. Hattie loves being on the river, and finds a refuge there when running for her life. An engaging high stakes adventure, I admired Hattie for her good sense of priorities, level-headness and faith. 

Overall, an excellent dual timeline read, with an intriguing plot and engaging characters. A story about two courageous young women who aim beyond what is expected of them, with the help of faith and new friends, finding lasting love. Highly recommend, one of my favorites of this multi-author series so far!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About the Author



Rachel Scott McDaniel is an award-winning author of historical romance. Winner of the ACFW Genesis Award and the RWA Touched By Love award, Rachel infuses faith and heart into each story. Rachel can be found online at www.RachelScottMcDaniel.com and on all social media platforms. Her work is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency. Rachel resides in Ohio with her husband and two children.


More from Rachel

A Century on the River

In 1914, America hadn’t joined WWI yet. Airplanes, or flying machines as they were called, were still a phenomenon. Radios weren’t a thing. Hawaii and Alaska weren’t part of the United States. The world as a whole looked different than the one we walk today. But one thing remains true as it had 100 years ago—The Belle of Louisville graced the waters. In fact, the century-old steamboat is like a floating time capsule.



First named the Idlewild, this boat was built in Pittsburgh, PA and was launched in October 1914. It began its days as a packet boat, hauling freight and ferrying passengers. During the ‘Roaring 20s’ there wasn’t much documentation for her travels. But it’s believed the Idlewild spent the decade tramping—a steamboat term for going up and down the river, stopping at various towns and taking passengers for excursions. Which worked perfectly for Undercurrent of Secrets.

The boat was then sold to New Orleans where it continued to ferry passengers. In 1931, The Idlewild spent a season in Louisville running trips to Rose Island and Fontaine Ferry amusement parks. It then spent the next several years coursing the waterways from Canada to New Orleans, living upon the Mississippi and Ohio river systems until WWII. The second world war brought a lot of action to the Idlewild which was then outfitted with special equipment to push oil barges along the river. She also served as a floating USO nightclub for troops stationed at military bases along the Mississippi River.

In 1947, she was sold and renamed the Avalon. For the next two decades the legendary lady spent her days along the rivers, hosting excursions, bringing adventure to the hearts of many Americans. But all those years and miles eventually caught up to her and she fell in disrepair. In 1962, she was put up for auction in Cincinnati where she was purchased by Jefferson County Judge Executive Marlow Cook for $34,000. She then received her third name, The Belle of Louisville.

The restoration of the boat was supervised by marine architect Alan L. Bates (later Captain Bates). Capt. Bates’ books, Str. Belle of Louisville, and Moonlight at 8:30, were a huge help to me while researching the history of the boat and the crews who worked on her. The reno crew worked tirelessly rebuilding the Belle and on April 30th, she tested the waters again by racing against the Delta Queen in the first Great Steamboat Race. The Belle has been wharfed in Louisville ever since. This century-old steamboat has stood the test of time, surviving decades, sinkings, storms, weathering all the trials with grit and grace. If you ever find yourself in Louisville, you could book a cruise on the Belle and experience history.

Blog Stops

Debbie's Dusty Deliberations, September 25

Rachael's Inkwell, September 25

Texas Book-aholic, September 26

Christian Bookaholic, September 26

Where Faith and Books Meet, September 27

Inklings and notions, September 27

Genesis 5020, September 27

For Him and My Family, September 28

Life of Literature, September 28

deb's Book Review, September 29

Jeanette's Thoughts, September 29

Remembrancy, September 30

Locks, Hooks and Books, September 30

She Lives to Read, October 1

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 1

Older & Smarter?, October 1

Because I said so -- and other adventures in Parenting, October 2

Mary Hake, October 2

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, October 3

Simple Harvest Reads, October 3 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Bizwings Blog, October 3

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, October 4

For the Love of Literature, October 4

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 5

Through the fire blogs, October 5

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 6

Pause for Tales, October 6

Artistic Nobody, October 7 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Just Your Average reviews, October 7

Splashes of Joy, October 8

Labor Not in Vain, October 8

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

 https://promosimple.com/ps/11b61/undercurrent-of-secrets-celebration-tour-giveaway

10.03.2021

The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox // Review

Review:

After the death of her husband Sarah returns to her hometown to revives her dream of running the Old Depot Grocery alongside her mother and grandmother. Working together brings secrets from the past to the surface, can they save the store and make peace with the past. 

A story that weaves together the lives of three generations of women, jumping through pivotal moments in their lives, and the reasons for the secrets that they each keep. In some ways the construction of the story made it a slow start as the pieces took a while to come together, I really enjoyed getting to know each of the ladies through the snapshots of their lives. Clarence was probably was one of my favorite characters, and he proved to be a wonderful man through and through.

Overall, a touching, and poignant read about family, faith, and the secrets that we keep. I liked how it explored the complex relationships, and the challenges that each of the women faced. A solid read, with great depth and well developed characters. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Vindication Season Two : Episode Six // Review and Pureflix Subscription Giveaway


Vindication is a unique crime drama series that alters the perception of faith-based entertainment. 

Review:

As a troubling case involving provocative photographs of minors comes to light, Detective Travis and Detective Tre Millwood work to solve the case.

This second season of Vindication has been so far more focused on the personal stories of the characters, with a little less of the crime. Det. Travis come a long way since the first season and I like how that has impacted his marriage and personal faith. Episode six of the second season though takes us back to the crime solving that caught my attention in the first place, Det. Tre Millwood is an excellent addition to Travis's team, as he seems like a solid and dependable man to have in his corner. 

I think that this particular episode did a great job of showing the dangers of posting risky content online, as well as trusting strangers and the dangers of child predators. This TV show is excellently acted and well made, handling difficult topics in a honest yet not explicit way that can help start meaningful conversations with your teens. I don't want to give too much away, but I feel like the show is getting into the groove again with things in Travis's work life starting to heat up. I'm excited to see where the rest of the season goes!

#VindicationMIN
I received complimentary access to the episode reviewed. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Link to review of season one: https://labornotinvain.blogspot.com/2021/09/vindication-season-one-review.html



Vindication is now streaming its second season, new episodes every Wednesday on Pureflix! 
Catch up on the first season, then start streaming the second. 

Pureflix has an entire catalog of clean family entertainment start your free trial today at https://pureflix.com

Giveaway! 6-month Pure Flix subscription (for U.S. residents only)
(Note: If you do not already have a Pure Flix subscription, you will receive a 3-month subscription) 

Leave a comment telling me your favorite Christian movie or TV show, along with your email address (youremail at hotmail dot com). Giveaway ends 10/12/21 11:59PM CST


 


Provenance by Carla Laureano // Review

Review:

Interior stylist Kendall Green is drawn to Jasper Lake by a promising inheritance from a grandmother she never knew. In Jasper Lake she meets Gabriel Brandt the young mayor, bent on turning the town with an aging population around. Will Kendall find the answers to the questions surrounding her provenance?

A moving read, with well developed characters in a inviting small mountain community. Engaging read with well built characters that felt honest, I liked learning along with Kendall more about her origins and the circumstances that brought her to where she is now. Gabe is a natural leader, with people skills and a core of integrity, and I liked that he stood firm on his beliefs. 

Overall, a pleasant small town romance, that tackles faith, love, and family in a moving and engaging way, The characters were likable, and I loved getting to know the residents of Jasper Lake. Strong themes of faith, and new friendships.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

9.29.2021

Snowstorm Sabotage by Kerry Johnson // JustRead Tour, Review, Giveaway

Snowstorm Sabotage JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Snowstorm Sabotage by Kerry Johnson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Snowstorm Sabotage

Title: Snowstorm Sabotage
Author: Kerry Johnson
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: September 28, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Can she survive a blizzard…

and being framed? 

Single mom Everly Raven didn't just discover the murder of her friend—she's being framed for it. Now she's on the run from hired killers at her family's ski resort, all while a deadly blizzard rages. Her only hope is her ex-husband, FBI agent Isaac Rhodes—the secret father of her child. But can they live long enough for him to meet their daughter—and clear Everly’s name?

Review:
Everly Raven is doing her best to keep things going that her parent's New England ski resort, while raising her young daughter. She finds herself fighting to clear her name after being framed for a homicide, bringing her face to face with her FBI agent ex-husband Isaac Rhodes. 

A fast paced read with a well built backstory, I liked how both Isaac and Everly have grown during their time apart. There is a lot going on, and I liked the relationship building, faith, and suspense. It was a quick read, that I didn't want to put down. I really like how Isaac was there for her at the right time, with the right skills to help Everly when she needed him.

Overall, a fast paced read with characters that you can cheer for, filled with mystery, suspense and good character interaction. A highly enjoyable read!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kerry Johnson 

Kerry Johnson has been conversing with fictional characters since her childhood in the Connecticut woods. A long-time member of ACFW, she’s a seven-time Genesis Contest finalist and two-time winner. She lives on the west coast of Florida with her engineer husband, two teenaged sons, her nine-year-old niece, and way too many books. She loves Jesus, long walks, all creatures great and small, and iced chai tea.

CONNECT WITH KERRY: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a pinecone necklace. (1) winner will receive a $25 Starbucks gift card. (10) winners will receive an individually wrapped snowflake soap.

Snowstorm Sabotage 

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight September 28, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 5, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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