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About the Author:
Besides being an active participant of many writing groups, Carole enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense, tough topics, romance and whimsy into her books, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons?
About the Book:
Caroline Gibson is co-owner of Undiscovered Treasures, a shop of antiques, collectibles, and junk in rural West Virginia. Inside the shop is a music box that Caroline particularly relates to, believing that her own life is similar: forever spinning and never going anywhere.
She dreams and prays for the right man to turn up. But when family and friends hint that the local artist could be the guy, Caroline forgets about trusting God and takes matters into her own hands.
Besides, she could never love a man who paints such depressing pictures.
Andrew Carrington, painter of said depressing pictures, insists there’s always one redeeming trait to each of his works.
He’s loved Caroline since they were kids and thinks he’s not handsome enough, strong enough, or rich enough to impress this woman. But when God—or is it?—suddenly sends contracts begging for his signature, Andy thinks this just might be the way to win the only woman he can ever love.
But there’s a hitch in their plans. Someone is stealing Andy’s pictures, and why would they do that when he’s an unknown–so far? Do they know something Caroline and Andy don’t know? Is it mischief? Or something deeper that neither understand? Andy gets the chance to work with Caroline, and she must put aside her on-going battle to avoid Andy and his art so they can discover the art thief in Appleton before Andy loses the chance of a life time to ‘make it big.’
My Personal Review:
Undiscovered Treasures is the third book in a series. I have not read the previous books but would like to now. I found this story slow to get into at first but hang tight and it gets better. You will find mystery in this story along with a little bit of romance added in. Caroline seems to have a stubborn side to her but I liked her. There is also faith mixed in the story as the characters learn what God's plans are. I look forward to reading more about the characters in this story.
I received this book for free. No compensation was received and all opinions are my own
To celebrate their tour, Carole is giving away a themed basket including (but not limited to) 2 kitchen towels, 4 fun coasters, a travel journal w/ photo frames, a “happiness” picture, a recipe box and recipe cards, a fridge magnet, a magnetic phone list w/notepad, and a print copy of Undiscovered Treasures! Click the link below to enter. Be sure to comment on this blog post to claim nine extra entries in the giveaway!
Blog StopsNovember 29: Book Reviews From an Avid Reader
November 30: autism mom
November 30: Carpe Diem
December 1: Quiet Quilter
December 2: Reviewing Novels Online
December 2: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
December 3: On Jenna’s Shelf
December 3: White Pine Cozy Mystery Page
December 4: Pause for Tales
December 5: Book Bites, Bee Stings, and Butterfly Kisses
December 6: bigreadersite
December 6: Through the Open Window
December 7: History, Mystery & Faith
December 8: Karen Sue Hadley
December 9: A Reader’s Brain
December 10: Moments Dipped in Ink
December 11: Blogging With Carol
December 12: A Baker’s Perspective
About the book Christmas Lights:
Four novellas in a variety of genres—that’s all they are. Just four stories to quiet your heart and soul as you embrace the beauty of the Christmas season. Inside, you’ll find Vikki Kestell’s historical romance and a reminder that the Lord’s plans are always just what we need. You’ll be introduced to Cathe Swanson’s unlikely romance about a woman who sets out to do one good deed and is drawn into the lives of a cast of eccentric elderly people. You’ll meet April Hayman and her southern madcap mystery featuring an FBI agent, a con artist or two, and a few eccentric elderly people of her own. And you’ll find Chautona Havig’s Christian fiction novella that blends comedy, suspense, with a garnish of romance. In the hope that through these Christmas stories your heart will be lightened and brightened, we offer you this collection. Merry Christmas! And a happy, light read!
About the Authors:
Vikki Kestell is the author of the acclaimed inspirational series, A Prairie Heritage—a compelling saga of family, faith, and great courage. Vikki’s contribution to this collection, The Heart of Joy, asks, “Can true, enduring love happen twice in a lifetime?”
Cathe Swanson: Author of contemporary mystery and romantic suspense, Cathe brings us Snow Angels – an entertaining companion novella and introduction to her upcoming Great Lakes series.
April Hayman: Author of Heirlooms of Deception series, debuts with a novella featuring mystery, humor, and “divine intervention.”
Chautona Havig: Author of the Amazon bestselling Aggie’s Inheritance, Past Forward, and HearthLand series, Chautona brings humor, stalkings, and stockings to this collection.
My Review of Christmas Lights:
Are you in need of some holiday spirit ? Whether you are surrounded by snowy or rainy or even sunny weather this is a great book to curl up with to help get you in a festive mood. After reading this I now have Christmas cds out and a few Christmas decorations out too. Christmas Lights has four separate stories in it and they are each unique. The Heart of Joy is the first story. For me it was a little confusing but I believe this one is a part of a series so that might be part of it. A young lady that is a widow must learn to let go of some memories in order to accept and grasp the things God wants for her future. It seemed to kind of have a bit of an abrupt ending that left part of the story not told so I am sure there will be another book in this series. Next you will read Snow Angels . I really liked this story. It was humorous. Was set around a homeless center. We should never assume anything just by appearances. Now we are on to Trip the Light Fantastic. In this story you will find some mystery and some humor. A nice light read . An assignment an FBI agent takes on may just be too much for him . Last but not least is Christmas Stalkings. The funny cat lady will give you a lot of laughs . Would definitely recommend you to purchase Christmas Lights. To purchase your copy, click here.
I did receive a complimentary copy of this book. The review is my honest unbiased opinions.
Blog StopsNovember 15: Bibliophile Reviews
November 16: blogging it out
November 16: God’s Little Bookworm
November 17: A Reader’s Brain
November 17: Blogging With Carol
November 18: Reading Is My SuperPower
November 18: Proud to be an Autism Mom
November 19: Daysong Reflections
November 19: Splashes of Joy
November 20: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS
November 20: Christian Bookaholic
November 21: Bigreadersite
November 22: A Baker’s Perspective
November 22: A Greater Yes
November 23: Back Porch Reads
November 24: Blossoms and Blessings
November 25: Reviewing Novels Online
November 25: A Path of Joy
November 26: Bukwurmzzz
November 27: Raining Butterfly Kisses
November 27: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
November 28: Once upon a time
November 28: Carpe Diem
To celebrate their tour, the authors are giving away a $25 Amazon gift card! Click the link below to enter. Be sure to comment on this blog post to claim nine extra entries in the giveaway! https://promosimple.com/ps/a8ae
About the Book:
Bekka Winters hung up the phone. Ethan, her brother, needed her help with his new music production studio. She stared at her already packed bags. Why not? She’d just graduated from college and didn’t exactly have a job to go to. Besides, a music video might look good on her resume when she looked for real work.Stephen Gaines couldn’t believe Ethan had called him after their last blow up. They’d been music partners once. Stephen had ruined that. It was his expertise to wreck relationships especially those he had with women. Fortunately, Ethan didn’t know about him and Bekka. She was the one woman that had broken through to the deep parts of his heart. If only… how many times had he said that in the past? A fresh start is just what he needed.
Bekka’s mind bubbled with ideas for Ethan’s studio. Not to mention she couldn’t wait to see Ethan and Haley, the woman who’d captured her brother’s heart. But when she pulled into the drive and saw the familiar fancy car that Stephen drove, her heart dropped. There was no way she’d let him back into her life.
About the Author:
Jackie Castle looks for the extraordinary in every ordinary day that she experiences. She is the author of The White Road Chronicles a fantasy series, The Sentinel Archives for school-age readers, and newly released Madison Creek Bed & Breakfast romance series. She has also published articles and short stories in numerous magazines. She’s enjoyed many crazy adventures from working as a hairstylist, to her bravest quest: teaching children in daycare and elementary schools. Eventually, she settled down to a somewhat safer pursuit of being a Story-weaver. Now she lives in her comfortable Texas home where she spins entertaining tales and enjoys relaxing in the evenings with her husband Bob, their children and grandchild. Her favorite pastime, besides reading, is traipsing through her imaginary worlds in search of another story.
Find out more about her shenanigans over at Jackie Castle’s Story World: www.jackiecastle.com. There you can also sign up for her monthly newsletter.
This book is the second in a series . I have personally not read the first in the series but I was not confused in this book at all. The characters quickly become like friends. I hope there is another book in this series to see what happens in their lives. There is a strong family emphasis in this story. You don't get to choose your family's decisions but can pray for them and stand by them. Also there was alot in this story on forgiveness and on second chances with a couple of love stories twisted into the story. Was an easy read and I really enjoyed it .
I received this book for free. No compensation was received and all opinions are my own
To purchase your copy of this book click here.
In honor of her tour, Jackie is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card! Click the link below to enter; be sure to comment on this post to claim your nine bonus entries for this giveaway!
November 3: Quiet Quilter
November 4: Bibliophile Reviews
November 5: Daysong Reflections
November 6: Proud to be an autism mom
November 7: Reviewing Novels Online
November 8: Janet Pecorella
November 8: The Power of Words (Spotlight)
November 9: Moments Dipped in Ink
November 10: A Greater Yes
November 11: Blogging With Carol
November 12: inklings and notions
November 13: Carpe Diem
November 14: Mom Is Forever
November 15: Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner
November 16: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
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ABOUT the BOOK:
Will money ruin everything?
Nina Warrenton is ready for the next step in her life plan—marriage, but no one has proposed. Taking matters into her hand, she places an ad in the newspaper hoping to entice a willing stranger. But when she begins to fall for the small-town chef, she realizes how much she wants him to love her and not her money.
Dwight Williams needs fast cash to save the family restaurant. When he sees Nina’s monetary offer for a husband, he goes for it. He’s determined to save the legacy his dad left him, but can he let it go to prove his love for her?
Can Nina and Dwight find true love, once money has entered the equation?
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Before pursuing her dream as a writer, Toni served in the United States Air Force. It was there she met her husband. After countless moves, they ended up in Virginia, where they are raising their two boys. When she’s not typing in imagination land, Toni enjoys reading, playing video games, making jewelry, and spending time with her family. Toni is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) as well as the ACFW Virginia Chapter.
In honor of her tour, Toni is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card!
Click the link below to enter.
My Personal Review of This Book:
Buying Love was a nice enjoyable read. Reminded me of a modern day mail order bride type situation in a way , but with the roles reversed. Nina finds herself impatient and decides to take things into her own hands instead of waiting on God. This story shows us that love is waiting for us but sometimes not as we expect it. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it. I did receive a complimentary copy. This review is my personal opinion.
Blog Stops on This Book Tour:
October 27: Bibliophile Reviews
October 27: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
October 28: Reading Is My SuperPower
October 29: Moments Dipped in Ink
October 30: Reviewing Novels Online
October 30: Artistic Nobody
October 31: A Baker’s Perspective
November 1: blogging it out
November 2: Christian Author: A.M. Heath
November 3: autism mom
November 3: Simple Harvest Reads (Spotlight)
November 4: Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner
November 5: inklings and notions
November 6: just the write escape
November 7: Carpe Diem
November 8: Quiet Quilter
November 9: Bukwurmzzz
November 9: The Power of Words