Fooled by a pretty boy once, shame on him.
Fooled by a pretty boy twice,
shame on me.
Jilted by a fortune hunter, cowgirl Cassady McClare is a spunky Texas oil heiress without a fortune who just as soon hogtie a man as look at him … until Jamie MacKenna, a handsome pauper looking to marry well lassoes her heart. But when Jamie discovers the woman he loves is poorer than…Continue
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“Praying is a choice. It is a conscious decision to turn our minds from worry onto God’s abilities to deliver us, help us, or guide us. It’s a hard choice because we can easily believe lies like: worry feels good, it works, or it is necessary,” Kathy Collard Miller writes in her book, Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries.
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Rebecca Maney reviews The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn by Lori Benton @…Continue
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“The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you figure out why. You were born to know your Creator and to do life with Him; when you realize this, things will begin to make sense and your life will resonate with real meaning and purpose,” Deborah Buckingham writes at the beginning of her book, Nourishments – Food for the Soul.
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I’m sorry folks but I am going to lay it on the line: I HATE Daylight Saving Time. Why in the world would we simple-minded humans think we are smart enough to mess with the sun’s time?
When I was a kid I thought having an extra hour in the evenings to play outside was wonderful, but now as an adult that extra hour only adds to the days workload. Not to mention the change messes up my sleep pattern. For those of us who are creatures of habit this is a very stressful time. In…Continue
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“Bad things happen to everyone. No one by their behavior can store up any immunity from disaster or tragedy. All any of us can control is how we respond when tough times come. This does not diminish God or his sovereignty in my mind,” Brinna’s mother comforts her in Janice Cantore’s novel, Visible Threat.
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A nice historical with a little mystery, a couple of very different romances, and some realistic family dynamics that are well developed and fascinating.
I have to admit that I didn't particularly like, Beth, the heroine. She came across as self absorbed, she deliberately misinterprets people's actions and words, she is naïve to the point of gullible, and waffles in her actions at times. I also…Continue
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“For the first time, I sensed that Matthew’s life was truly in danger. An intense emotion rolled over me like a dump truck. This little boy was only four years old and his entire life lay before him. I pleaded with God, Please see that Matthew has a great purpose and heal his body,” Celeste Goodwin writes in her book, A Boy Back From Heaven.
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“No. Braedon’s death, and that of her baby, were her punishment, and no penance, no matter how severe, would ever be enough. Wasn’t Captain Morgan’s reappearance proof of that? What other reason could there be for his coming except that God wanted to remind her of her guilt?” Tillie asks in Elizabeth Ludwig’s novel, Tide and Tempest.
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It wasn't Cassie Haddon's fault that she had managed to reach the age of twenty-five without possessing any useful skills. Until the war, she had always had servants to wait on her. Since then, she and her widowed mother had moved from place to place, relying on family to care for them. Now she's forced to find work to support them both. What isn't in her plans is falling for Jacob West, a local restaurateur and grocer. She needs a job and he needs help.…Continue
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“If you need something and it doesn’t exist, rather than seeing a problem, see an opportunity. All it takes is one good idea and you can make a difference, fill the need, solve the problem,” Patricia Nolan-Brown writes in her book, Idea to Invention: What You Need to Know to Cash in on Your Inspiration.
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“Wildwood was, like, legendary. Nobody really knows anymore what’s myth and what’s fact, but in the summer of 1861, people from the town just started randomly disappearing – like into thin air,” Allie learns in Lisa Wingate’s novel, Wildwood Creek.
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Two years ago, her fiance perished
during their voyage to America.
Now she discovers it may have been murder...
Dreaming of a better life, Tillie McGrath leaves Ireland behind and, with her beloved fiance by her side, sets sail for America. But when illness robs her of the man she holds dear, she's left alone with only a handful of tattered memories. While forging on proves…
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Happy Friday readers, a frequent question writers are asked when they’re first published: Is this the first book you ever wrote? Often on television talk shows we hear about so-and-so’s first book hitting one of the coveted bestseller lists. Although there are exceptions to the rule (J.K. Rowling comes to mind….) in most cases, the book in question is the first published work. The writer might have penned any number of novels before creating a story that resonated…Continue
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“I trust God is smiling right along with us as we stumble into those awkward moments that are common to all of us as we grow older, wiser, and more real regarding how we look and what we say. It’s okay to make a mistake or to misstep,” Karen O’Connor writes in her book, God Bless My Senior Moments.
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“For the first time in her life, she’d be accepted as a competent, productive person. She hugged her arms around her middle. Best of all, she’d earned Mr. West’s admiration,” Ann Shorey writes of Cassie in her novel, Love’s Sweet Beginning.
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