Back to school giveaway

Back to School Giveaway Picture 1Kids are back in school and fall is on its way! You know what that means? We need books, books, and more books!  To help readers fill up their TBR pile, we are hosting a HUGE Back to School Giveaway.
Don’t miss your chance to enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card and over 40+ books. Click here to enter:  https://promosimple.com/ps/ea58/back-to-school-promo-2019
Back to School Giveaway Picture 1 (B)The event and giveaway is going on now through September 22
***Notice Bring Me Near is one of the books! Tell all your friends!

My TBR for the Fall

IMG_2241Well, I’m ready for fall, and I have the books to read. If only I had a cool breeze and a reason to fix a cup of hot chocolate. But, I can’t wait for the weather to change in order to start these new books. As always I have so many to choose from, and I keep ordering more.

IMG_2234The first one is A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette. I’ve already read the second one in the series. This is Biblical fiction about a Levitical city of refuge. What a great way to contemplate what might have happened in the time of Joshua and tribes of Israel.

I am the oldest of four sisters, so this title fascinated me. 12 Sisters who Changed History. Amber D. Schamel offers six stories exploring the lives of 12 women who found their places in history.

Kellyn Roth is a young author. Her Chronicles of Alice and Ivy Book 2 is Ivy Introspective about a girl sent to a boarding school far from home. I enjoyed Book 1 too.

A long-lost cousin appears in Ryan’s life opening up questions about the past. Is it true that Christmas is a time for miracles? Miracle on Maple Street is written by Linda Rondeau.

1813 England. In the Shadow of Croft Towers by Abigail Wilson secrets and their uncovering drive the characters to seek answers. Murderers, smugglers, and spies, oh my!

Contemporary fiction, Snow out of Season by Christy Brunke is about two pregnant women separated by time and somehow they are connected. But how?

I love a princess story. Lady Airell’s Choice by Rachel Skatvold satisfies my princess search in this medieval romance. 1187 A.D.

There it is. What will you be reading this fall? Share below so others can find a good book or two.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are you planning on reading in the next few months?

Importance of Community: Family and Friends

This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man that this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”               John 15: 12-13

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I have always been surrounded by family: a house full of sisters, grandparents not far away, then my own children and husband. With three sisters now married with children, our gatherings at special occasions consist of lots of relatives. I love it! For the majority of my adult life, I’ve lived a few hours away from my parents and siblings. The time together seemed so short but packed full of memories. I’ve been blessed with my large family. Today, I’m still hours from my sisters, yet I’m only a few hundred yards from my parents. I love it!

IMG_0699Family, and friends, form an important circle around my life, encouraging me with love and support. The bond is firm, strong, and unwavering, one I can’t imagine living without. Through the years friends have come and gone, leaving me now with the ones to see me through the rest of my life.

I enjoy my community of family and friends. Even when I am alone, I know I have the love of many who challenge me not to give up, to face my days with hope and courage.  Even though blessed with a close family and a few dedicated friends, I know God is always with me giving me my community of family and friends.

070.JPGI hope you have your own community of family and friends. God’s blessings!

 

Review: Sword of Forgiveness

After the death of her cruel father, Brithwin is determined never again to live under the harsh rule of any man. Independent and resourceful, she longs to be left alone to manage her father’s estate. But she soon discovers a woman has few choices when the king decrees she is to marry Royce, the Lord of Rosen Craig. As if the unwelcome marriage isn’t enough, her new husband accuses her of murdering his family, and she is faced with a challenge of either proving her innocence or facing possible execution.Royce of Hawkwood returns home after setting down a rebellion to find his family brutally murdered.When all fingers point to his betrothed and attempts are made on his life, Royce must wade through murky waters to uncover the truth. Yet Brithwin’s wise and kind nature begin to break down the walls of his heart, and he soon finds himself in a race to discover who is behind the evil plot before Brithwin is the next victim.

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My Review

1398 England—What a frightful time to live! Would you want to live in a castle fighting for your life? I find this time fascinating as the people struggle with protecting their lives, securing food and sanitary conditions, deciphering God’s plan and God’s word. Debbie Costello maneuvers her characters through a barrage of events that challenge their precarious positions in society and basic level of relationship with God. God is still present in their world of swords and battles. Sometimes, as with us, the battle is against God. The lessons we learn over and over—to forgive, to trust, to love—abound even in the 14th century. Life lessons that must be revisited for our present time too. Hold on as the characters present challenges that we might be experiencing right now—minus the swords.

About the Author

Debbie Lynne Costello is the author of Sword of Forgiveness, Amazon’s #1 seller for Historical Christian Romance. She has enjoyed writing stories since she was eight years old. She raised her family and then embarked on her own career of writing the stories that had been begging to be told. She and her husband have four children and live in upstate South Carolina with their 5 horses, 3 dogs, cat, and miniature donkey

 

 

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