Not Abandoned: A Review

Title: Not Abandoned
Written By: MacKenzie Morganthal
Genre: Christian Suspense
Recommended Ages: 13 & up (due to the topic, not the content)

Introduction:

Human trafficking. It’s something that most people don’t talk about, but it happens every day. Maybe you know someone who just disappeared and was never heard from again. This is a reprehensible crime, so why don’t more people talk about it? MacKenzie is trying to change that in whatever way she can. In this case, writing a book about it. Continue reading

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Five Fall Favorites: Indie Published

 

 

*rubs hands together* Okay, now for the best one yet… Oh, wait. I’ve already put my top five Indie books scattered among the other four days… Now what? I guess I’ll have to go with some other favorites. After all, I read so many Indie books, that I have WAY more than five. So here goes. As close to year order as possible. Meaning the one that isn’t contemporary fiction is stuck at the end and the others are randomly placed.

Her Imaginary Husband by Lia London

When I first saw this book, I wasn’t sure what to think. A teacher who pretended to have a husband. How weird is that? But when I finally read it, I found it to be really actually pretty cute and funny. If you want a clean, funny, non-romance to read, this is probably a good pick for you. Did I mention that Nikki’s not very good at lying?

Where Dandelions Grow by Lydia Howe

Dandelions. They are annoying weeds that pop up everywhere. But they bring such joy to a child’s heart when they lovingly pick a bouquet of flowers for Mommy and with growing excitement take the bouquet to her and receive an indulgent smile. But not all mother’s have that indulgent response. Not for the first bouquet nor for any that may or may not come later. Some children are told to reach higher than a simple weed and their enthusiasm for their dreams fade and die. This book tells such a story and brought me to tears more than once. Read the full review here.

Not Abandoned by MacKenzie Morganthal

I finished this book a few days ago. Talk about intense! This book is about human trafficking. It is a tricky topic to write, but MacKenzie did a great job with each tricky spot. Her book told the story in a way to be readable and still PG-13 (due to the topic, not the content). I look forward to reading her next book in the series. A full review of the book will be coming sometime next week.

Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman

A bomb in the college, the FBI getting involved, and being wrongly accused. Could her day get any worse? Kate is an average college girl who just wants to finish college. Then she’s accused of planting the bombs and all the evidence stacks up against her. Only one person seems to believe all her protestations and he will do whatever it takes to clear her name. But will he trust God to help? I loved this book a lot! And there’s a second book in the series now, too! You can read my review of this book here.

Red Rain by Aubrey Hansen

Now we jump ahead about a hundred years or so to the future. A future where Christians are in something similar to internment camps. Until Philadelphia and her father are suddenly called to go to Mars. This is a short book that only takes about an hour, maybe a little more, to read. It’s light science fiction meaning there isn’t much science you have to try to understand, but there is plenty of adventure.

Giveaway

We are also running a giveaway! In the basket is:

  • Signed copy of Dylan’s Story by Rebekah A. Morris
  • Signed copy of Dandelion Dust by Faith Potts
  • Signed copy of Kate’s Innocence by Sarah Holman
  • Signed copy of The Twin Arrows by Kate Willis
  • Signed copy of Journey to Love by Amanda Tero
  • Coffee Nut M & M’s
  • Packets of Apple Cider
  • Cute Fall Mug

2nd place winner (if we get 75 people entered) will be the winners choice of 3 kindle books (Choices from what’s in the basket to make things easier. Unless winner already has them.)

3nd place winner (if we get 100 people entered) will be 2 kindle books (Choices again will be from the books in the basket.)

You can enter the giveaway here: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6113ead99/?

Five Fall Favorites: Missionary

 

 

This is probably the hardest day to do. I’ve read a lot of books about missionaries, but it was when I was a lot younger, so I’m really digging deep into my memory banks. And that’s also why three of the five are children’s fiction. So, here are my top five. Continue reading

Five Fall Favorites: Clean, Christian Fiction

In today’s Five Fall Favorites post, the genre is Clean/Christian. Since that’s all I read, it was hard to pick, but I decided to go with an eclectic assortment of sub-genres. And I’ll continue with my theme of doing them in order of history.

Corral Nocturne by Elisabeth Grace Foley

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Five Fall Favorites: Historical/Bible Times

Good morning! This week I have a special series for you. Rebekah Morris put together a fun event called Five Fall Favorites. Each day, me and the other authors will share five favorite books in various genres. To find the other blogs, check out Rebekah’s blog either here or in the above picture.

Today’s genre is Biblical Fiction. We had the option of doing a genre other than the one assigned and I chose to do Historical as well as Biblical. I am going to try to put them in order in history rather than preference because it’s easier. Continue reading

Where Dandelions Grow: A Review

Today I am privileged to have a new book on my blog. Not mine, you’ll have to be a little more patient for that, sorry. Hopefully November, but don’t quote me on that. This book is by an author I have seen around here and there, but never really connected with until she emailed me about 1 1/2 months ago. It was fun getting to know her a bit and now I’ve also had the honor to read her new book and review it here. But first, a little about the book.

About the Book

What happens when your world falls apart and your dreams are mocked by those closest to you?

Destiny’s idyllic childhood full of laughter and cousins abruptly ended when her mom uprooted the family to move them across the country with strict instructions to never talk about Swallow Ridge again. Eleven years later Destiny moves back to her hometown, determined to find her cousins… and answers.

Plagued by generations of bitterness and manipulation, Destiny hides her life-long goal – unwilling to let anyone else trample her fragile dreams. But living in the cozy town full of dandelions teaches Destiny there’s more to life than what she’s been taught.

Is it possible Swallow Ridge not only holds the answers Destiny so intensely searches for, but also the hope?

Buy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0753JSDBS/

Add to Goodreads: : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35969327-where-dandelions-grow

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