Month: September 2017

Books of Autumn

Posted September 30, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Kathleen Fuller, Ruth Reid, Vannetta Chapman, Wanda E. Brunstetter / 2 Comments

It has to be said, this is my favorite time of year.  Minus the coming cold of course, and allergies.  But fall, autumn, whatever you call it is just as much a time of new beginnings as any other season.  New beginning for the plants and trees as they prepare for the coming cold.  New beginnings for kids as they return for another year of school.  When I think about what I would recommend reading for fall I come back to beginnings.  Back to some favorite authors and some of their first books.  Maybe not the first but the beginning.  I went scouring the internet with a specific theme in mind and came up with a few Autumn reads for you to reflect back to the beginning, all based on the colors of the cover.  Cheesy much? 😀  I have to tell you, narrowing it down like this was HARD.  So many authors, so many books, limited colors.  I may or may not have taken a touch of license with the color matches but you’ll forgive me.  Because…books!

Red: Falling to Pieces by Vannetta Chapman

Falling to PIeces

In this first book of a three-book series, author Vannetta Chapman brings a fresh twist to the popular Amish fiction genre. She blends the familiar components consumers love in Amish books—faith, community, simplicity, family—with an innovative who-done-it plot that keeps readers guessing right up to the last stitch in the quilt.

When two women—one Amish, one English—each with different motives, join forces to organize a successful on-line quilt auction, neither expects nor wants a friendship. As different as night and day, Deborah and Callie are uneasy partners who simply want to make the best of a temporary situation. But a murder, a surprising prime suspect, a stubborn detective, and the town’s reaction throw the two women together, and they form an unlikely alliance to solve a mystery and catch a killer.

Set in the well-known Amish community of Shipshewana, Falling to Pieces will attract both devoted fans of the rapidly-growing Amish fiction genre, as well as those who are captivated by the Amish way of life.

 

Orange: A Man of His Word by Kathleen Fuller

A Man of His Word

Moriah’s heart will only be safe with a man of his word.
In just a few short months, Moriah Miller’s perfect life unravels. Newly wed and newly pregnant, Moriah is abandoned by her husband, Levi. He’s left her, his family, and their faith without a backward glance. The community, stunned, rushes to the young woman’s aid.
But there is someone who feels more than just sympathy for Moriah. Gabriel Miller-Levi’s twin-longs for an intimate commitment that might someday bind them to one another. Convinced of the impossibility of his dream, Gabriel settles for a mere friendship with the woman he loves.
Moriah bravely goes on with her life, adjusting to her new role in their tight knit Amish community and preparing for the birth of her child. She is unaware that her brief marriage-once idealized as the happiest time in her life-may have been merely a shadow of the king of love God has creater for her. A love that can mend the soul, renew her heart, and give her a future filled with hope…if only she’ll let it.

 

Yellow: A Miracle of Hope by Ruth Reid

A Miracle of Hope

How far can God’s mercy reach?

Lindie Wyse is pregnant out of wedlock and thinks an arranged marriage is the only way to preserve her future. Josiah Plank is certain he’ll never love again, but he needs someone to care for his eight-year-old daughter, Hannah. The two take on their arrangement tentatively at first but soon realize they are each in for more than they imagined.

Lindie experiences a breakthrough with Hannah when she recognizes Hannah’s special gifts, but a risky pregnancy and serious health issues threaten to demolish the foundation Josiah and Lindie are building. Will their growing love survive despite their struggles, or will their hearts become as cold as the northern winter?

 

Brown: A Sister’s Secret by Wanda E. Brunstetter

A Sister's Secret

Putting her rumschpringe days behind her, Grace Hostettler returns to her Amish community in Holmes County, Ohio, and becomes engaged to upright Cleon Schrock. But then she runs into Gary Walker, an English man who knows enough about her former life to destroy her future. Can God bring anything good out of a shameful past?

 

Have any to add?  I can’t begin to do justice to this list but it’s a start.

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SPOTLIGHT: Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt with Chautona Havig

SPOTLIGHT: Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt with Chautona Havig

Posted September 28, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt featuring Chautona Havig!  Every day a different blog, a different book.  Even I don’t know who has which book! Which makes this tour almost as exciting for me as for you.  Today kicks off the tour with the first book review and I’m throwing in the list of links for each day.  Come back by on the 3rd of October for my review of the book I chose.  In the meantime check out all the other books and the guest post from the author. GUEST POST with CHAUTONA HAVIG “It’s your responsibility, young ladies, to ensure your relationship with your boyfriend stays pure.” If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times—maybe more! And to some degree, it’s true. No wait, don’t tune me out yet. It’s kind of like any relationship. You must give 100% of yourself to a relationship, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Waiting for Butterflies by Karen Sargent

BOOK REVIEW: Waiting for Butterflies by Karen Sargent

Posted September 28, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Karen Sargent / 4 Comments

Where to begin?  I just finished this book at the last stretch of the last minute because … life.  You know that is such a valid excus-reason for everything that goes sideways when you have a perfectly planned out blog schedule.  If it helps at all I am super disappointed in myself.  This book was so very amazing that I wish there was more time to savor it.  I mean, I own the book so that’s totally a thing that can happen, but I wanted to languish through the pages and just absorb the emotions and feelings and experiences of this family. I wasn’t overly sure what I was thinking when I signed up to review this book.  Don’t get me wrong the premise intrigued me.  The cover image was breathtaking, even it if was purple.  I just wasn’t 100% sold but I knew that not reading the book was […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan

BOOK REVIEW: Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan

Posted September 27, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Atlanta Justice, Rachel Dylan / 0 Comments

I was really excited about this book.  It’s got all the things I love.  Suspense, intrigue, a bit of action (perhaps not enough but that’s just here or there), mystery, and a clean story-line.  Romance is neither here nor there for me in these stories, sometimes I get burned out on happily ever after.  Sometimes I just want real life.  There I go sidetracking myself again!  Brass tacks:  team of lawyers lead by the indomitable Kate takes on a major pharmaceutical company in a class action lawsuit, Big Pharma doesn’t like their odds and may or may not have done some shady dealings in their drug testing, where’s the truth lie and who is trying to sabotage the case from within?  My synopsis.  Intrigued yet?  You should be! I have just have to say it.  Sometimes the omission of something is a bright red flashing neon arrow pointing at it.  […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan

SPOTLIGHT: Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan

Posted September 26, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in Blog Tour, Giveaway / 2 Comments

Click here to purchase your copy. About the Book Book title: Deadly Proof Author: Rachel Dylan Release date: September 5, 2017 Genre: Legal Romantic Suspense Tapped as lead counsel in a corporate cover-up lawsuit against Mason Pharmaceutical, Kate Sullivan knows this case could make her career. What really drives her, though, is getting justice for the victims whose lives were ruined by the company’s dangerous new drug. But when a whistleblower turns up dead, it paints a target on the back of everyone involved. Former Army Ranger turned private investigator Landon James steps in to handle security for Kate. He’s still haunted by mistakes in his past and is determined never to let something like that happen again. But it soon appears someone is willing to do anything–even commit murder–to keep the case from going to trial. As danger closes in, Landon can’t help but admire Kate’s courage and resolve–but […]

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