Value Fiction: Faithful Heart by Al Lacy and other new releases

Faithful Heart by Al Lacy Continuing with the adventures of certified medical nurse Breanna Baylor, the Angel of Mercy series tackles the real-life issues of faithfulness and abuse in Faithful Heart. Picking up where A Promise for Breanna left off, Book Two follows Breanna to San Francisco, where she discovers that her sister Dottie has been beaten by a husband who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of serving in the Civil War. As the story unfolds, Breanna, Dottie, and Dottie’s children find themselves at risk as they fight to save a man they can no longer trust. Readers will experience the heartache and hope of two woman striving to save a family in Faithful Heart. My rating: 1 of 5 starsI did not like this one. There was no visualization and the conversations were drab. As I have heard other people say, it is true there were. . .

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Value Fiction: Secrets by Robin Jones Gunn — Review

Secrets by Robin Jones Gunn Beginning her new life in a small Oregon town, high school English teacher Jessica tries desperately to hide the details of her past. Yet two individuals remain determined to discover the painful truth: the jealous woman who is Jessica’s immediate superior, and Kyle Buchanan, a handsome, compassionate paramedic and dreamer. Will Jessica’s past destroy her future? Or can she find a deeper peace that will end her need to keep Secrets? Readers will find out in this bestselling former Palisades release, now the first book of the new Glenbrooke series by bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn. Jessica ran from her past…but can she hide from love? Jessica Morgan wants desperately to forget the past and begin a new life. She chooses a small, peaceful town tucked away in Oregon ’s Willamette Valley as the place to start over—Glenbrooke. Once there, Jessica conceals her identity from. . .

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Value Fiction Blog Tour

Value Fiction For Your Spring Break Colorado Springs, CO— Fiction lovers don’t need to budget to travel this spring break with Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group’s six full-length novels by beloved Christian authors (WaterBrook, February 16, 2010). At the low cost of only $5.99, these well-read “get-aways” provide quality entertainment at a price that any reader can afford. Full-length novels offered include: Secrets* by Robin Jones Gunn – Jessica has moved to a new town to start a new life. But a friendly fire-fighter and a suspicious boss both want to know what she’s hiding. Beneath a Southern Sky by Deborah Raney – Daria Camfield is expecting her first child when her husband Nate is reported dead on the mission field. Devastated, she returns to the States and soon marries again. But two years later Nate is found alive in the jungle. How can Daria possibly choose between he two men. . .

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New Releases for mid Feby 2010

(Waterbrook Multnomah – First Published 1999, Reprint – Northern Lights, #2 – Sequel to Captain’s Bride) (Waterbrook Multnomah – First Published 1995, Reprint – Angels of Mercy Series, #2 – Sequel to A Promise for Breanna) (Waterbrook Multnomah – First Published 2001, Reprint) (Waterbrook Multnomah – The Auralia Thread, #3 – Sequel to Auralia’s Colors and Cyndere’s Midnight) (Waterbrook Multnomah – First Published 2004, Reprint – East of the Sun, #1) (Waterbrook Multnomah – First Published 1994, Reprint – Glenbrook, #1) (Waterbrook Multnomah – First Published 1998, Reprint – Heirs of Cahira O’Connor, #2 – Sequel to The Silver Sword)

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Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah

Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah  The Remarkable Truth about the Agents of HeavenPeople have long been fascinated by stories of angel sightings, yet many contemporary beliefs about angels are based on misconception and myth rather than solide, biblical truth.As he’s done so brilliantly for decades, respected Bible teacher Dr. David Jeremiah uses Scripture to unveil the remarkable truth about these agents of heaven and their role in our world and our lives.What are angels? What is their role in God’s plan? Are they present? Do they appear? Do they give us personal insight about our work and our worship?In this broad and thorough survey of Scripture, Dr. Jeremiah clearly and simply separates fact from fiction as it relates to angels. His enlightening findings are supported with illustrations and insights from prominent teachers, such as Billy Graham, Corrie ten Boom, C. S. Lewis, and more.Dr. Jeremiah’s down-to-earth style guides readers around. . .

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Review: Touched by a Vampire: Discovering the Hidden Messages in the Twilight Series

Touched by a Vampire: Discovering the Hidden Messages in the Twilight Saga by Beth Felker Jones EXAMINING TWILIGHT THROUGH A BIBLICAL LENSPeople around the world are asking the same question, enraptured with Edward and Bella’s forbidden romance in the Twilight Saga, a four-book serial phenomenon written by Stephenie Meyer. The bestsellers tell the story of a regular girl’s relationship with a vampire who has chosen to follow his “good” side. But the Saga isn’t just another fantasy–it’s teaching girls about love, sex, and purpose. With 48 million copies in print and a succession of upcoming blockbuster films, now is the time to ask the important question: Can vampires teach us about God’s plan for love? Touched by a Vampire is the first book to investigate the themes of the Twilight Saga from a Biblical perspective. Some Christian readers have praised moral principles illustrated in the story, such as premarital sexual. . .

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Guest Review: With Endless Sight

With Endless Sight, Crossroads of Grace Series #3 By: Allison K. Pittman Behind every story of loss is the promise of grace.… Belleville, Illinois and Wyoming Territories, 1861Born into a life of privilege, fourteen-year-old Belinda never questions her security, even as she leaves Illinois with her family to discover new adventures in the Oregon Territory. But when disaster falls, Belinda is left wounded, weak, and alone. Her faith in God gives her the only strength she knows in a harsh new world. Belinda’s journey takes her to a snow-covered mining camp and a red-roofed brothel in the Wyoming mountains, but not before she must spend a lonely winter with the man who took away the life she knew. Throughout the grief and hope of a strange land, Belinda must decide if her faith is big enough to allow her to forgive. The satisfying conclusion to the Crossroads of Grace series,. . .

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Guest Review: Speak Through the Wind

Speak Through the Wind, Crossroads of Grace Series #2 By: Allison K. Pittman Oh, to be Kassandra. I can imagine everything she started with, and the craving for male attention that led her to believe herself in love. and then to end up meeting the characters in book one. (you can see how the books are starting to blend together). Sometimes we need to learn things our own way. Reverend Joseph tried teaching Kassandra the Way, but she needed to learn it, to want it, to experience unconditional love. 5 out of 5 stars. Amy K. Find on RandomHouse here.

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Guest Review & my thoughts: Ten Thousand Charms

Ten Thousand Charms, Crossroads of Grace Series #1 By: Allison K. Pittman Unfit for Love? Pregnant—by a man who will never know or care. Gloria, born into a life of prostitution, sees only one solution: get rid of the child. But then she meets John William MacGregan, a miner, left with a newborn daughter and no one to care for her when his wife died during childbirth. So John and Gloria strike a deal. Gloria will care for Kate, and John will eventually raise her son. There is no offer of, nor seeking for, a hand in marriage. When John leaves the mines to seek his fortune in the new Oregon Territory , Gloria, Kate, and baby Danny must go with him. Yanked away from a life of prostitution, Gloria must finally face the pain that has always plagued her, and her longings for a home, a family, and a. . .

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Guest Review: The Lights of Tenth Street

They have the house, the two kids, and the minivan. They have a well-meaning but shallow church. What Sherry doesn’t know is that Doug has a shameful struggle with his thought life. When an exotic dancer’s life intersects theirs, this suburban couple has to make a hard choice: do they risk their convenience and security for her sake, or do they cross to the other side of the road? The dark forces will not easily give up their most important pawn. But Ronnie must come out of the darkness, for only she can unravel a plot of devastating destruction. This was a book of a different color. The main character runs intofinancial hardships and finds herself working at a strip club.Watching as, little by little, she sinks into sins tight grip, itshard not to yell at her and warn her OR even thinking you may havedone things just as her.. . .

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Guest Review & my thoughts: Redeeming Love

California’s gold country, 1850. A time when men sold their souls for a bag of gold and women sold their bodies for a place to sleep. Angel expects nothing from men but betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a child, she survives by keeping her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the men who use her, leaving her empty and dead inside. Then she meets Michael Hosea. A man who seeks his Father’s heart in everything, Michael obeys God’s call to marry Angel and to love her unconditionally. Slowly, day by day, he defies Angel’s every bitter expectation, until despite her resistance, her frozen heart begins to thaw. But with her unexpected softening come overwhelming feelings of unworthiness and fear. And so Angel runs. Back to the darkness, away from her husband’s pursuing love, terrified of the truth she no longer can deny: Her final healing must come from. . .

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Guest Review & my thoughts: Maire

A fanciful, romantic tale of passion and faith that invites readers to the “God-graced mountains and plains” of Ireland. Maire, Gleannmara’s warrior queen, finds her fierce heart is gentled when she takes a reformed mercenary — a Christian, no less — as hostage during a raid. At first she wonders what kind of God would make a fine warrior like Rowan of Emerys such a coward. But as she comes to know Rowan and witnesses the force of his beliefs, she learns that meekness and humility to the one true God are stronger than any blade of steel. And in the process, Maire discovers the transforming power of love and faith. I was not pleased with this book. Maybe I didn’t know what I wasexpecting, but I kept turning the pages hoping to find something Iliked. The only part I respected was the Wedding Consummate scene andhow he respected her.. . .

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Blog Tour: Leaving Carolina

*My headache and I, as well as my AppleBlossom bring this post to you directly from the Arlington Public Library.* A new series from Tamara Leigh brings us the first novel from the Southern Discomfort Series. Piper Wick left her hometown of Pickwick, North Carolina, twelve years ago, shook the dust off her feet, ditched her drawl and her family name, and made a new life for herself as a high-powered public relations consultant in LA. She’s even “engaged to be engaged” to the picture-perfect U.S. Congressman Grant Spangler. Now all of Piper’s hard-won happiness is threatened by a reclusive uncle’s bout of conscience. In the wake of a health scare, Uncle Obadiah Pickwick has decided to change his will, leaving money to make amends for four generations’ worth of family misdeeds. But that will reveal all the Pickwicks’ secrets, including Piper’s. Though Piper arrives in Pickwick primed for battle,. . .

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New Releases and Coming Soon from Waterbrook Multnomah

This Wild West adventure just might be the life she was meant to live. The future is clearly mapped out for New York socialite Eugenia “Gennie” Cooper, but she secretly longs to slip into the boots of her favorite dime-novel heroine and experience just one adventure before settling down. When the opportunity arises, Gennie jumps at the chance to experience the Wild West, but her plans go awry when she is drawn into the lives of silver baron Daniel Beck and his daughter and finds herself caring for them more than is prudent–especially as she’s supposed to go back to New York and marry another man. As Gennie adapts to the rough-and-tumble world of 1880s Colorado, she must decide whether her future lies with the enigmatic Daniel Beck or back home with the life planned for her since birth. The question is whether Daniel’s past–and disgruntled miners bent on revenge–will. . .

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FIRST: Outlaw Marshal by Al and JoAnna Lacy

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Al and JoAnna Lacy and the book: Outlaw Marshal Multnomah Books (January 6, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Al Lacy has been an evangelist for over 30 years, and he combines his love of the Old West with his passion for the Gospel in. . .

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It’s A Green Thing by Melody Carlson (Sneak Peak!)

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Melody Carlson and the book: It’s a Green Thing: Diary of a Teenage Girl Multnomah Books (February 17, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Melody Carlson is an award-winning, best-selling author of nearly 200 books for teens, women, and children. Before publishing, Melody traveled around. . .

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