Book Review: Lacy + a Huge Giveaway

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Jaye L. Knight’s newest novel, Bitter Winter, and companion novella Lacy have been released! Bitter Winter is the fifth book in the Christian fantasy series, Ilyon Chronicles.

Tricia Mingerink’s newest novel Decree is also releasing! Decree is the fifth book in the Christian fantasy/kingdom adventure series The Blades of Acktar.

Read about these books below and be sure to check out the other blog stops on the tour by visiting the official tour page. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! And make sure you check out my book review of one of Jaye’s books! Continue reading

The Christmas Duet Blog Tour!

I have a new book out! To celebrate the release, I am teaming up with Rebekah Morris for a blog tour! We both have books that released in November so we decided to do a fun tour for both of our books.

Today I will be sharing a book review of Rebekah’s book, so I will concentrate only on her book in this post, but you can learn more about my book here.

His Law is Love

Book Description:

Will hate and fear drown the song of Christmas love?

Amelia is eagerly anticipating her first Christmas in the west, but she soon finds that her brother-in-law’s worry and her sister’s exhaustion reach far deeper than the cares of a ranch and a family. A rash of fires and cattle thefts is plaguing the area, and the three young orphans they’ve sheltered are under suspicion from their prejudiced neighbors.

As hostilities mount, Amelia seizes every opportunity to help and encourage, but how much can one girl do? Will Reverend Brown win the community over to the true spirit of love? And will help arrive before everything they hold dear is destroyed?

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November 2018 Goals

Who here can truly believe that October is over? I know I can’t. It seems like yesterday that it had started.

BUT, I got a ton done this October and I’m super excited to see what November brings.

  • Get LHAR ready for publication including a cover reveal and small blog tour (Done! Except I didn’t do the cover reveal with a tour, just by myself)
  • Finish Christmas story edits and send to proofreaders (DONE!)
  • ROA edits #3 and send to content editor (Done! Now to go through said edits)
  • Get upstairs bedroom ready to paint (Not done)
  • Work on Un Sospiro (I have totally neglected this song for far too long and now it’s time to get the Christmas music out. Oh well.)
  • Exercise at least 3 times per week (DONE! At least mostly, I think.)
  • Outline Soldiers of the West #1 (DONE!!!!!!! And I get to write it now!)

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Release Day: He Leadeth Me

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I almost forgot about this post. So I’m sorry if it’s a little short. That doesn’t mean I don’t care, it just means I’m forgetful and busy.

But, I did want to say a couple things.

It’s release day!!!!!

He Leadeth Me is finally here. It’s been a long time in coming. Did you know I actually wanted to publish this book last fall? Yep, it’s true. But then this little thing called getting engaged and then getting married kind of got in the way. So this book got put on the back burner. For almost a year. But it’s finally here! Do you have your copy yet? Continue reading

Cover Reveal: Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage

Good morning! I’ve got an exciting post today. A cover reveal for Morgan Huneke’s new book! It sounds like a super cute book, too. Make sure you check out the giveaway, too!

About the Book

Martha Squirrel made her journey down the big hill seem like a grand adventure. But what happens when Carrie Mouse disobeys her mama and explores the giant garage?

Inspired by a true story, Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage tells the story of a young mouse who gets trapped in the garage of the human house at the bottom of the hill. Beautifully illustrated with clay sculptures, this is a book you won’t want to miss! Continue reading

Book Review: Goldfish Secrets

About the Book

Judy only has one friend: her goldfish, Marlie.

With Marlie gone, who can Judy rely on?

Goldfish Secrets is the short story prequel to The Lady of the Vineyard.

Book Review

Introduction:

I wanted a short read and this one fit the bill perfectly.

Characters: 1/1

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Sing the Wondrous Story: An Orphans of the West Novella

I have a new release! It’s a prequel novella to my final Orphans of the West novel! I’m super excited to share it with you. And it’s on tour along with the novel! Check out the information about the book and the giveaway below!

This book was fun to write. It started as a Pride and Prejudice retelling. But turned into nothing close to that. But I kept it anyway. Because it tells some good backstory for a minor character in my next novel, He Leadeth Me. I loved writing the story of Jason and Jessamine. They were fun characters, although, as usual, I had a minor character I like best of all. When you read the book, keep your eye out for this character. I’d love to hear your guess!

About the Book

Sing the Wondrous Story

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Blog Tour: Choose Your Own Story by Sarah Holman

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Welcome to Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections. I’m Faith Blum and I’m the host today for Sarah Holman’s, Choose Your Own Story, event. This is to celebrate the release of her latest book, Escape and Endurance (In this event, you get to pick the outcome of the story by making choices. A lot of different things can happen. What are you waiting for? Start your adventure by clicking the image below.

Start HERE

The princess pulled out a knife. She wounded the guard coming toward her and left him crying in pain.

Andrew followed her as she rushed toward the horse of the cruel guard. She mounted with ease and was off.  He called after her, but she was gone.

After a few days, Sir Andrew made it back to the castle. He discovered that the princess had planned her escape from the very beginning and was not celebrated as a hero.

After Sir Andrew recovered from his wounded pride, he led a mission to deal with those that had attacked the princess. The kingdom was safe once again.

The End

Are you interested in reading about a knight, a tower, a princess, and a servant? Pick up a copy of Escape and Endurance! Haven’t read the other books in the Tales of Taelis series? Not to worry. Each book can stand alone.

 

About Sarah:

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Sarah Holman is a not-so-typical girl, a homeschool graduate, sister to six awesome siblings, and lives in the great state of Texas. If there’s anything adventuresome about her life, it’s because she serves a God with a destiny greater than anything she could have imagined. You can find out more about her at her website: http://www.thedestinyofone.com

You can join the Adventurers (her newsletter) by going here: http://eepurl.com/bitBIf

Book Review: Finding Christmas Joy by Amanda Tero

It’s Christmas in July! Or, for some of us, it is. If you live in the south like author Amanda Tero, you’re more than ready to think of cold weather. And what better way to do it than to grab some sugar cookies and hot chocolate (trust me, after you read the story, you’ll be craving them!) and settle down for a winter read?

About the Book

Melonie Brown just wants to get away from all of the pain and heartache that this year has brought upon her, and Starlight Lodge seems like the perfect place to do so. With no plans beyond a Christmas escape, she drives out to the lodge. Can she bottle up the peace and joy that she finds in this special place to help her face the challenges she may have in the upcoming year?
Available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DGKSWS5
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Author Interview: Sara Willoughby

A new friend from the Young Writers Workshop is releasing a new book! She’s written what sounds like a great book about chronic illness. She also let me ask her some questions for an author interview.

About the Book

Are you a teenager trying to navigate faith through chronic illness? I’m here to tell you, you are not alone.

When sickness takes over your life, it’s a never-ending battle to make it through each day. How do you cope? How do you keep fighting? Most of all though, how do you find God in the midst of the suffering?

Through my own journey of sickness, I’ve struggled with the same questions—questions we all think but are afraid to ask. My name is Sara, and I’ve been sick with Lyme disease and more since I was fourteen.

Those questions you’re afraid to ask? I’ve asked them too—as have many others. Continue reading