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Jo Huddleston

“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.” Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

James L. Rubart


James L. Rubart's SPIRIT BRIDGE ~~ Review

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Spirit Bridge by James L. Rubart



James L. Rubart is a professional marketer and speaker. He is the author of the best-selling novel Rooms as well as Book of Days, The Chair, Soul’s Gate, and Memory’s Door. He lives with his wife and sons in the Pacific Northwest. Visit with James at www.jameslrubart.com.





From the book’s back cover

Reece, Dana, Brandon, and Marcus have achieved staggering success in spiritual realms . . . but each is reeling from recent vicious attacks. They need rest. A break from the war.

But the warlord Zennon is raging and will give them no quarter. The demon holds what he believes is a trump card—a hidden strategy set in motion before the Warriors Riding even began—that will detonate the team from the inside out. And he’s just set it loose.

The street-magician Simon—finally free of Zennon’s alternate-reality prison—is racing to remember his past before his ignorance obliterates his destiny. Then there’s Miyo, a brash young warrior with advanced knowledge of spiritual realities and supernatural armor even Reece doesn’t know about. They will be pivotal in the final war against the Warrior Riding.

If only the Warriors knew which side Simon and Miyo are truly on.

Spirit Bridge is the epic conclusion to acclaimed author James L. Rubart’s Well Spring series, which will propel each of the Warriors Riding on a quest of true identity, ultimate freedom, and a final battle that will leave them changed forever.

From Jo
James Rubart is an incredible author. My favorite of his novels is Rooms. In all of his novels he gives the reader a page-turning adventure and Spirit Bridge is no exception!

  
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of A PLAIN MAN by Mary Ellis is Patricia B. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mary Ellis - Amish novel



When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, August 12, 2014 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. You must have a U.S. mailing address to receive a paper book. You can read details about my book giveaways at Disclaimers. 





A PLAIN MAN by Mary Ellis



Mary Ellis has written twelve bestselling novels set in the Amish community. Before "retiring" to write full-time, Mary taught school and worked as a sales rep for Hershey Chocolate. Living in Harmony, book one of her last series won the 2012 Lime Award for Excellence in Amish Fiction. Love Comes to Paradise won the 2013 Lime Award. She is currently working on a three-book series of historical romances set during the Civil War for Harvest House Publishers. The Lady and the Officer released in July. Her current Amish book is A Plain Man



If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?

I would love to have dinner with the Reverend Billy Graham. He has led an exemplary life spreading the “good news” about the saving power of Jesus. He touches many lives and draws many to the Christian faith.


Please tell us a little about your novel, A Plain Man.

The prodigal comes home…Though Caleb Beachy tried the Englisch world for several years, he is a Plain man at heart. But when he decides to return to the Amish lifestyle, he discovers there’s more to embracing his faith and reconnecting with the community than merely driving a horse and buggy and giving up his Levis. Josie Yoder was just a girl when he left. All grown up now, she gives Caleb hope for the future and reminds him that while his faith may have wavered, God never left his side. But will past mistakes end up destroying their fledgling romance before it really has a chance to begin?  Delight in the story of a wounded heart finding joy, health, and healing in God’s infinite grace. 


What takeaway value do you want your readers to have?

I want readers to take away that it’s never too late to make a fresh start. No matter how far we’ve fallen from the path, God will forgive us if we repent. Like Caleb Beachy we can begin anew.


Where can readers find you online?

I can be found on the web at:






Where can readers purchase A Plain Man?
At CBD
At Amazon
or at Christian bookstores everywhere.
 
Any parting comment?

I hope lovers of Amish fiction will try one of my historical romances. The Quaker and the Rebel, which released in January and deals with the Underground Railroad.

Thanks for inviting me!!


Mary, thank you for visiting with us today. I appreciate your offer of a copy of A Plain Man, which one of this blog’s commenters will win.

 

Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, August 12, 2014 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of A Plain Man by Mary Ellis. Please, please remember to leave your email address. I'll need your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you. I'll announce the winner in next Thursday’s blog.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Death Takes a Ride by Lorena McCourtney is Maxie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lorena McCourtney Book




When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, August 5, 2014 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. You must have a U.S. mailing address to receive a paper book. You can read details about my book giveaways at Disclaimers. 


Death Takes a Ride by Lorena McCourtney

Lorena McCourtney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of dozens of novels, including Invisible (which won a Daphne du Maurier Award from Romance Writers of America), Dying to Read, and Dolled Up to Die. She resides in Oregon. Learn more at www.lorenamccourtney.com.




From the book’s back cover
Cate Kinkaid arrives at H&B Vintage Auto Restorations to give a friend a ride. But, as usual, trouble finds Cate even there—this time in the form of one dead man, one wounded man, and what appears to be a pretty obvious case of self-defense.

Despite having been merely an unfortunate bystander, Cate finds herself sucked into the case. And the deeper she gets, the more she begins to suspect that the shooting in the H&B office may not have been as cut-and-dried as it appeared.

Bestselling and award-winning author Lorena McCourtney takes you on a wild ride in this clever cozy mystery that will keep you guessing.

From Jo
Cate Kincaid, Assistant Private Investigator, steps into a crime scene when she goes to H&B Vintage Auto Restorations to give someone a ride. This crime scene involves murder, which Cate hasn’t investigated before. She works for her uncle who has assigned her cases of mundane things like serving papers and doing background checks. Not believing this is a cut-and-dried shooting, Cate begins snooping around and follows the clues. McCourtney writes a fast-paced story laced with humor and tension to keep you turning pages.

Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, August 5, 2014 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Death Takes a Ride by Lorena Courtney. Please, please remember to leave your email address. I'll need your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you. I'll announce the winner in next Thursday’s blog.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of A Mother’s Secret by Amy Clipson is Karen G. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.