February 2017 Blog Posts (67)

Paws for Love: A Novel for Dog Lovers by Dana Mentink

Paws for Love is one of the most delightful books I've read in a long while. Jellybean is a mischievous and strong willed little dog who overtakes the town of Albatross and all its residents. He is not quite the dog you'd imagine by his sweet name. Misty…


Added by Nancee Marchinowski on February 21, 2017 at 5:36pm — No Comments

The Amish Princess (The Paradise Chronicles #2) by Patrick E. Craig

Patrick E. Craig is a favorite author of mine. His books are rich in history, detailed and well researched. The story of the Amish Princess is haunting. Apahtuhwe, the White Deer, is the daughter of Wingenund, great…


Added by Nancee Marchinowski on February 21, 2017 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Pages of Ireland by Cindy Thomson

One of my biggest pet peeves when authors decide to use real people and events from history in their fictional tales is when they change the essence of who those people were so really they’re only using the “celebrity” and not the truth.


Then you have wonderful authors like Cindy Thomson who are able to use their talented imaginations to create an entire fictionally based story around history but stick to the truth of the time and…


Added by Tara Sheehan on February 21, 2017 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Getting trashed by authors who wrote about Jesus

I run a blog, Artistic Bent, where I review books for both Christian and Secular Authors.

Most of the time  I like it because I get to discover all kinds of books and the people behind them. Admittedly I'm a little more biased towards those from the UK since my family is Irish but I make a real effort to read books from around the world because one of my favorite things is how different a mystery book for example can be when it's written by American author versus British or…


Added by Tara Sheehan on February 21, 2017 at 11:38am — 3 Comments

Scripture for Tuesday, February 21 (2/21)

The scripture for today, February 21, is Daniel 2:21 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:

"He [God] changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning."

It seems there is always some amount of…


Added by Katheryn Maddox Haddad on February 21, 2017 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The Angels’ Share – James Markert (3.5-4 Stars)

James Markert’s latest release, The Angels’ Share, follows the story of William McFee and his family after the end of Prohibition.  Before alcohol became illegal, the family earned their livelihood from the Old Sam Bourbon distillery, under the management of William’s father, Barley.  However, the entire town of Twisted Tree faced a rapid decline without the distillery in operation.  The town buries its indigent residents in the potter’s field next to the distillery and one drifter’s…


Added by Brittany at BooksandBiscuitsBlog on February 21, 2017 at 9:17am — No Comments


“Our family’s  growing bigger now. We’re happy as can be! This special day, we all can say, ‘God bless our new baby!’” Hannah C. Hall ends her children’s book, God Bless Our Baby.

Complete review: …


Added by connywithay on February 20, 2017 at 4:55pm — No Comments

The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

The Wedding Dress The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauck

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Splendid read with mystery, intrigue, faith, and love all woven into a tale that has… Continue

Added by Rachael Merritt on February 20, 2017 at 11:52am — No Comments


“Today we are witnessing the relentless sabotage of Christianity and the church from within,” Mark Hitchcock and Jeff Kinley state in the introduction their book, The Coming Apostasy: Exposing the Sabotage of Christianity from Within.


Complete review: …


Added by connywithay on February 18, 2017 at 4:15pm — No Comments


“It appears Miss Ellison is determined to remain elusive as ever,” Nicholas states in Carolyn Miller’s novel, The Elusive Miss Ellison.

Complete review: https://connywithay.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/the-elusive-miss-ellison/

Added by connywithay on February 16, 2017 at 8:17pm — No Comments


Jack's Awesome Adventure

“Jack learned a lot today. He faced many different challenges, but he finished what he started,” Dr. Peter Isikwe ends his children’s book, Jack’s Awesome Adventure.

Complete review: …


Added by connywithay on February 15, 2017 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Get young readers interested in history!

My interest in history began in grade school with an Ohio history notebook in fifth grade.

(It was embarrassing to see it in a recent clean-out of "old stuff").

Later trips to Indian Mounds and the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta, Ohio, fueled

my eagerness. Now I write historical fiction for young readers--an excellent path to grabbing

the interest of the young students of today.

Historical fiction takes readers on a journey back in time so they see,…


Added by Karen Meyer on February 15, 2017 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Review of FOUND: PSALM 23

“God is my Shepherd. And I am his little lamb. He feeds me. He guides me. He looks after me. I have everything I need,” Sally Lloyd-Jones writes in her children’s book, Found: Psalm 23.

Complete review: …


Added by connywithay on February 14, 2017 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Raging Storm (The Remnant #2) by Vannetta Chapman

The second book in the Remnant Series, Raging Storm is a followup of Deep Shadows, the first in the series.…


Added by Nancee Marchinowski on February 14, 2017 at 9:44pm — No Comments

The Magic Number

I was requested again this year to write a romantic short story and read it as part of the program for my church's annual tea for ladies. Some of the women who missed the tea want to read the story, so I've copied it here:

The Magic Number

Dave scanned the message that appeared on his cell phone.
Hi, I’m Julia Barnett, a friend of Megan’s, and she asked me to invite you to a party in her honor. It will be at my home this…

Added by Lee Carver on February 14, 2017 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Sneak Peek!

I'm joining up with 6 other authors in a collection of novellas that will release in May. I thought y'all should receive a sneak peek. The collection is titled: Coming Home ~ a Tiny House Collection. Each book will feature a character living in a tiny house.

My story is called Love is Sweeter in Sugar Hill. Here is a sneak peek at Scene 1:

Carter Elliot was a pushover for brown eyes, and the ones boring into his from the other side of his desk were particularly…


Added by Ane Mulligan on February 14, 2017 at 3:21pm — No Comments

A Royal Christmas Wedding by Rachel Hauck

Rachel Hauck can write some of the sweetest romances and A Royal Christmas Wedding is right up there! The romance between Avery and Prince Colin hit a snag when his dad put his foot down and told Colin to forget her. So, what happens now, five years later when Avery and her mother travel to the kingdom of Brighton for the Christmas season? Her sister, Princess Susanna and the King, are expecting a baby and they want to spend some time together. But what about Colin? What happens when they meet… Continue

Added by Gail Hollingsworth on February 14, 2017 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Another Day, Another Dali – Sandra Orchard (4.5 Stars)

Sandra Orchard returns to her Serena Jones Mystery series with her most recent novel, Another Day, Another Dali.  Special Agent Serena Jones serves on the FBI Art Crime team.  However, a surprising amount of her work originates from her family’s connections in the city.  As a favor to her grandmother, Serena delves into the mystery of her neighbor’s missing Dali painting and the forgery that was left behind.  She soon discovers that the case coincides with other forgeries throughout…


Added by Brittany at BooksandBiscuitsBlog on February 14, 2017 at 10:06am — No Comments

Never Too Late

Some time in life we have to decide whether we are going to live our dreams or not. This is never an easy time as deciding to live our dreams involves risks, challenges, and changes. Lily King is at a crossroad in her life: now or never. She chose 'now.' Would you do what Lily King did?

Never Too Late can be ordered on JanMarquart.com or Amazon.com $15.00

222 pages.

This is Jan Marquart's 23rd book and 3rd novel. You'll love it!…


Added by Jan Marquart on February 13, 2017 at 4:46pm — No Comments

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Added by connywithay on February 13, 2017 at 4:40pm — No Comments

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