Tuesday, May 21, 2019

LYING NEXT TO ME by Gregg Olsen Nerd Book Blast and Giveaway




SYNOPSIS

No matter what you see, no matter what you’ve heard, assume nothing.

Adam and Sophie Warner and their three-year-old daughter are vacationing in Washington State’s Hood Canal for Memorial Day weekend. It’s the perfect getaway to unplug—and to calm an uneasy marriage. But on Adam’s first day out on the water, he sees Sophie abducted by a stranger. A hundred yards from shore, Adam can’t save her. And Sophie disappears.

In a nearby cabin is another couple, Kristen and Connor Moss. Unfortunately, beyond what they’ve heard in the news, they’re in the dark when it comes to Sophie’s disappearance. For Adam, at least there’s comfort in knowing that Mason County detective Lee Husemann is an old friend of his. She’ll do everything she can to help. She must.

But as Adam’s paranoia about his missing wife escalates, Lee puts together the pieces of a puzzle. The lives of the two couples are converging in unpredictable ways, and the picture is unsettling. Lee suspects that not everyone is telling the truth about what they know—or they have yet to reveal all the lies they’ve hidden from the strangers they married.  



Praise for GREGG OLSEN'S NOVELS

“Gregg Olsen's Envy is a riveting page-turner that I could not put down. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, Envy explores a serious topic--cyberbullying--in a fantastic, well-crafted story. Can't wait for the next Empty Coffin novel!” ―Nancy Holder, New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked saga, Dear Bully contributor

“Gregg Olsen's Envy offers an interesting view on the devastating effects bullying can have, not only on the individuals involved from both sides but on the community at large.” ―Bree Despain, author of The Dark Divine trilogy

"Sure to spice up your reading repertoire!" ―GirlsLife.com

"Olsen's characters jump to life and his plots are so intricate you never see the killer coming….a definite hit!" ―RT Book Reviews

“Dark and addictive…” ―Jordan Dane, critically acclaimed author of In the Arms of Stone Angels

“Olsen writes with authority, drawing inspiration from actual headlines and crime…” ―Publishers Weekly
"WICKEDLY CLEVER! TWISTED." ―Lisa Gardner

"OLSEN WRITES RAPID-FIRE PAGE-TURNERS." ―The Seattle Times

"GRABS YOU BY THE THROAT." ―Kay Hooper  


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Throughout his career, Gregg Olsen has demonstrated an ability to create a detailed narrative that offers readers fascinating insights into the lives of people caught in extraordinary circumstances.

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, Olsen has written nine nonfiction books, nine novels, a novella, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child.

The award-winning author has been a guest on dozens of national and local television shows, including educational programs for the History Channel, Learning Channel, and Discovery Channel. He has also appeared on Dateline NBC, William Shatner's Aftermath, Deadly Women on Investigation Discovery, Good Morning America, The Early Show, The Today Show, FOX News, CNN, Anderson Cooper 360, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight, CBS 48 Hours, Oxygen's Snapped, Court TV's Crier Live, Inside Edition, Extra, Access Hollywood, and A&E's Biography.

In addition to television and radio appearances, he has been featured in Redbook, USA Today, People, Salon magazine, Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times and the New York Post.

The Deep Dark was named Idaho Book of the Year by the ILA and Starvation Heights was honored by Washington's Secretary of State for the book's contribution to Washington state history and culture. His Young Adult novel, Envy, was the official selection of Washington for the National Book Festival.

Olsen, a Seattle native, lives in Olalla, Washington with his wife, twin daughters, three chickens, Milo (an obedience school dropout cocker spaniel) and Suri (a mini dachshund so spoiled she wears a sweater).  


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Monday, May 20, 2019

The Heart of a King by Jill Eileen Smith



ABOUT THE BOOK:

King Solomon was wealthy and wise beyond measure. He could-- and did-- have anything he wanted, including many women from many lands. But for all his wisdom, did he or the women in his life ever find what they searched for all of their lives? 
In this engrossing Novel, you'll find yourself whisked away to ancient Israel, where you'll meet Solomon and four of the women he loved: Naamah, The Desert Princess. Abishag, The Shepherdess, Siti, The Daughter of a Pharaoh, Nicaula, The Queen of Sheba.  As you experience the world of Solomon through his eyes and the eyes of these women, you'll ask yourself the ultimate questions: Did Solomon's wisdom ultimately benefit him and those he loved... or did it betray them? 


MY BOOK REVIEW:
The Heart of a King brings you into the Kingdom of Israel in the days of King Solomon. We put into the life of Solomon and four of the prominent women in his life.  
1. Naamah the Ammonitess, the mother of Rehoboam (who followed Solomon as king)
2. Abishag- the Shunammite who was in David's harem and was the subject of Adonijah' downfall; 
3. The Pharaoh's daughter (Ms. Smith named her Siti) who received her own palace and had the city of Gezer as part of her dowry
4. Queen of Sheba (named Nicauala in this book). 
The book started with Naamah and ends with Nicaula.  

Jill Eileen Smith did an amazing job showing how the wisest man in history lost the sight of God's commands. It also shows how his wives to deal with their situations. I don't have a lot of knowledge about the Holy Bible, but from what I do know about it it seems to use the scripture in the correct way. 

However, I found myself having a hard time not losing interest in the book. Each of the women was very unique. They all brought something to the table. I really connected with Queen of Sheba because my cat loves Sheba. Oh wait isn't a review on cat food. LOL. On the serious note, I like Queen of Sheba because I felt she is a woman of faith and honor. "The Heart of the King" was an interesting read. It truly brought scripture to life on one of the wisest kings in history who was greatly influenced by many women in his life. 
Overall its a gripping look into the life of one of the most famous kings. I highly recommend this book who are fans of well-written Biblical fictions. This would make a great book to read for a bible study group. 

I received a copy from Revell Publishing Company. This has not influenced the content of my review. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.  


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling, award-winning author of the Wives of King David series, the Daughters of the Promised Land, the Wives of the Patriarchs, and the Loves of King Solomon series. Her research has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.
When she isn’t writing, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, read stories that take her away, ride her bike to the park, snag date nights with her hubby, try out new restaurants, or play with her lovable, “helpful” cat Tiger. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan.

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Book Review on Ted Dekker's Rise of the Mystics


 

ABOUT THE BOOK:



Some say the great mystery of how one can live in two worlds at once died with Thomas Hunter many years ago. Still, others that the gateway to that greater reality was and is only the stuff of dreams. They are all wrong.


Rachelle Matthews, who grew up in the small town of Eden, Utah, discovered just how wrong when she dreamed and awoke in another world. There she learned that she was the 49th Mystic, the prophesied one, tasked with finding five ancient seals before powerful enemies destroy her. If Rachelle succeeds in her quest, peace will reign. If she fails, the world will forever be locked in darkness.

In The 49th Mystic, Rachelle found the first three of those five seals through great peril and mind-altering adventure. But two seals remain hidden and the fate of both worlds hangs in their balance.

As Rachelle Matthews sits deep in a dungeon, Vlad Smith is just getting started. Thomas Hunter's world is about to be turned inside out. The mystics say that there is no defense against the Fifth Seal--but finding it will cost Rachelle everything.

So begins the final volume of high stakes in one girl's quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity. The clock is ticking; the end rushes forward.

Ready? Set?

Dream.


MY REVIEW:

"Rise of the Mystics" is the second book in the Circle series. At times I was lost but I have a feeling it is because I didn't read the first book. Ted Dekker had a catch-up section to refresh and summarize what happened in the first book. 

Rachelle is at war between the mind and heart. She is learning what it means to live without judgment including self-doubt. Our society makes us feel like we have to hide behind masks. Rachelle and other supporting characters seem to have some growth. This book feels relatable with real-life struggles such as fear, doubt, and uncertainty. There is a lot of spiritual depth. It has a New Age vibe to Christianity. Derrek does a wonderful job explaining spiritual truth in an easy way to understand.  His characters are relatable. 

This is a faith-driven speculative thriller that makes you use your brain. I'd advise you not to skim the pages because you will get lost. At times the plot seems to be moving at a nice past and other times it moved really slow causing me to be bored. At times the dialogue seems forced and doesn't go along with the characters. Maybe it is just how I envisioned the characters in my head.  When I got to the end of the book I felt like things weren't wrapped up.  His recap on what important events that happened from book one "The 49th Mystic" at the beginning. When it comes to book series I always love authors doing a recap, glossary and character descriptions. For not reading the previous books I didn't mind it. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't outstanding either. It was an interesting read. The Rise of the Mystic is full of heart and is very intense. 

The book was provided to me by Revell Publishing Company for an honest opinion of the book. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Ted Dekker is a multiple award-winning, New York Times and international bestselling author of over 40 novels. His work has reached tens of millions worldwide and has been translated into numerous languages and adapted into major feature films (Thr3e and House). In 2013, NPR readers nationwide named him as one of the top suspense writers of all time. 
Ted's passion is simple: to explore truth through mind-bending stories that invite readers to see the world through a different lens. Story is the shortest distance between the human heart and truth, and to this, he has devoted his life. 
Dekker was born to missionaries who lived among the headhunter tribes of Indonesia. Because his parents' work often included extended periods of time away from their children, Dekker describes his early life in a culture to which he was a stranger as both fascinating and lonely. It is this unique upbringing that forced him to rely on his own imagination to create a world in which he belonged. 
After leaving Indonesia, Dekker graduated from a multi-cultural high school and took up permanent residence in the United States to study Philosophy and Religion. Upon earning his Bachelor's Degree, he entered the corporate world and proceeded to climb the proverbial ladder.  But his personal drive let him restless and, after many successful years, he traded corporate life for a wide range of entrepreneurial pursuits that included buying and selling businesses, healthcare services, and marketing. 
In the early nineties, while visiting a friend who had just written a book, Dekker decided to pursue a long-held desire to be a novelist. Over the course of two years, he wrote two full-length novels before starting from scratch and rewriting both. 
Now fully enamored by the process and the stories, he realized that storytelling was in his blood and a new obsession to explore truth through story gripped him anew. 
He sold his business, moved his family to the mountains of Western Colorado and began writing full-time on his third novel. Two years and three novels later his first novel was published. He has been exploring Truth through story ever since. 
Dekker resides in the Nashville area with his wife Lee Ann. 




Suzanne Woods Fisher's book On a Summer TIde

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MY BOOK REVIEW:
I received this book for free from Revell Publisher for an honest opinion. 
I have not read a book by Suzanne Woods Fisher that I didn't like. "On a Summer Tide" is a contemporary romance. It is the first installment of the "Three Sisters Island" series.  We are taken to a small island off the coast of Maine. Paul Grayson, the father, and former sports broadcaster, buys a camp called Kicking Moose Camp. He spent many summers there as a teenager and young adult. He Corinna, his wife there. Sadly she passed away in an accident a few years before the story begins. The camp is located on a small island off the coast of Maine, He decides to sell his house causing his daughters -- Camden, Madison, and Blaine-- to be upset. Fischer does a wonderful job of telling the story of this family and all the emotions they are going through. She also had some fun quirky characters in the small town. For example, the good looking schoolteacher Seth Walker.
The story is mainly told through the point of view of the eldest daughter Cam. She is a competitive businesswoman with a 7-year old adopted son, Cooper. Maddie is working on becoming a counselor, but lets anxiety and fear rule her.  Then there is Blaine the youngest of the sisters. She is easily influenced and doesn't know where she wants to go in life. We also get to see a glimpse of Maddie and Blaine's lives too. Blaine is the youngest of the sisters.   Each of these sisters is going through their own life struggles.  The biggest problem with all the girls is they only think about themselves and doesn't look at the other people around them. Each sister shows growth.
There is romance in the book, but it was clean.  When it comes to faith in the book it was perfect. It wasn't preachy. It had a nice amount. 
"On a Summer Tide" is full relatable family struggles. It contains a lot of lessons such as overcoming grief; "pray more, say less", we can choose to remain bitter in life or grow closer to God and forgive. There are many themes in the book. Everything from grief, forgiveness, acceptance, family, and love. 
I couldn't help but fall in love with this family.  I wish I could go to their island. Overall this is a great novel about family.  I look forward to reading another book by Suzanne Wood Fisher because she has never let me down.  Summer is now here and this would make a great beach read. 
"Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review."
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Three Sisters Island #1
"When her father buys an island off the coast of Maine with the hope of breathing new life into it, Camden Grayson thinks hes lost his mind. An unexpected event sends Cam to his rescue, and she discovers the island has its own way of living . . . and loving."
Camden Grayson loves her challenging career, but the rest of her life could use some improvement. “Moving on” is Cam’s mantra. But there’s a difference, her two sisters insist, between one who moves on . . . and one who keeps moving.
Cam’s full-throttle life skids to a stop when her father buys a remote island off the coast of Maine. Paul Grayson has a dream to breathe new life into the island–a dream that includes reuniting his estranged daughters. Certain Dad has lost his mind, the three sisters rush to the island. To Cam’s surprise, the slow pace of island life appeals to her, along with the locals–and one in particular. Seth Walker, the scruffy island schoolteacher harbors more than a few surprises.
With On a Summer Tide, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher begins a brand-new contemporary romance series that is sure to delight her fans and draw new ones.
Series: Three Sisters’ Island, Book 1         Genre: Fiction
Publication Year: 2019
ASIN: 080073498X
ISBN: 9780800734985
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Suzanne Woods Fisher is a bestselling author of Amish fiction and non-fiction. Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. She travels back east a couple of times each year for research. For fun, too.
Suzanne has great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world. She has an underlying belief in her books–you don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate many of their principles into your life: simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily, trusting in God.
When Suzanne isn’t writing, playing tennis, or bragging to her friends about her grandbabies (so cute!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To her way of thinking, you just can’t take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone’s underwear in its mouth.
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My Book Review on Ann H. Gabhart's The Refuge

Can Love Thrive in a Village Where Romance is Forbidden? Ann returns to her fictional Harmony Hill Shaker village to share a story of the power of love and the bond of family.


Series: The Shaker Books, Book 8
Publisher: Revell
Publication Year: April 2019
ASIN: 0800729571
ISBN: 9780800729271


MY BOOK REVIEW


Ann H. Gabhart's book "The Refuge" is an inspirational heartwarming book. 
You are taken back to 1850s at the Shakers Village of Harmony Hill. Darcie just lost her husband and has a child on its way.  Some of the Shakers greeted her with open arms while others did not. Darcie finds the rules to be very strict and at times unwelcoming. According to the way they live she is full of sin. 

Gabhart did her research. I learned things about the Shakers I never knew before. I would call myself a feminist and can't stand knowing their women does all the household chores and have no say in anything. It sickens me know the women can't tell their own children they were their mother. It is forbidden to be married.  Men, women, and children all live in separate buildings. On the other hand, the Shakers community is always willing to help strangers in any way they can.  

Darcie is very patient even when things aren't looking good. She is always willing to work hard and support the community. Eldress Maria is something else, but I did find myself liking her at the end of the book. Sister Genna who is very particular about things. She is a no-nonsense person. She tells it like it is. Genna was the one who supports Darcie when she first arrives at the village. Sister Ellie is a lot like Darcie's big sister. She seems to be the type of person you can sit down with her and tell her anything and she will support you. 
Through this story, I have learned things about the Shakers' culture. There are many things I don't like how they run their families and religion, but Gabhart's book kept my interest throughout the story.  I didn't read any of the Shakers book. I find this can be a stand-alone book, but it is always good to start at book 1. I am looking forward to reading the previous books and any of her upcoming books. 

I received a copy of this book from Revell Blogger Program. This is my own opinion. 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Hi, glad you could stop by to get to know me better. I’m a country girl, born and raised on a farm in the Outer Bluegrass region of Kentucky. I know you’re thinking horse farm, but no, not out my way. Mostly cows on the farms around here. My grandfather did have a big old workhorse when I was a little girl. My family grew tobacco and corn. We had a few milk cows, some hogs and sheep, but mostly beef cattle. I grew up working on the farm and enjoying the woods and animals. My roots go deep in the land, and I now live on a farm just a mile away from the farmhouse where I was born and raised.
I started writing when I was ten and have been writing ever since. My first published writings (personal experience pieces, youth stories, and poems) were in church periodicals like Home Life. My first novel, A Forbidden Yearning, a historical romance about the settling of Kentucky, was published by Warner Books in 1978. Since then I’ve published over thirty other novels for adults and young adults. Some of the early titles are out of print now but still floating around out there as used books.
My husband and I were both very young when we married, but we defied the odds and are still married all these years later. That could be because we went to church together and were committed to the Christian life. We are blessed with three wonderful children who picked some great people to marry and now we have nine amazing grandchildren I spoil every chance I get. I used to say I was my grandbabies’ wind-up grandma toy. But then I wondered if I should change that to push-button. Does anybody wind up anything except maybe a committee meeting at church these days? Now push-buttons are going out of style too. Everything is touch screens these days. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the times.
I’ve been going to the same small country church since I was seventeen and I used my memories of how the church used to be in my Heart of Hollyhill books. My church was established in 1812 and it’s inspiring to think about all the people who have served the Lord there. While I’ve been a member, the church has never had a big congregation, ranging anywhere from 20 to 80, but over the 200 plus years of the church’s existence, many have passed through the doors, made decisions for Christ, lived and loved and prayed. It makes me think of Hebrews 12:1 and that great crowd of witnesses.
I like walking in the fields and woods, finding wildflowers and spotting birds and wildlife while trying to keep in shape. I’m crazy about dogs and have had many furry friends over the years. My longtime special dog friend, Oscar, got bone cancer and passed away last year. A very sad time for me. Oscar was a great lab mix who was abandoned in a nearby town. We got him from his rescuers. He was the best dog ever and kept me company on my walks and in my office while I wrote. I had many of his friends on my Facebook author’s page crying with me last October.
But then in November, my granddaughter talked me into going to the Humane Shelter to look at a dog. I came home with Frankie, a mix of crazy and sweet. He has done wonders to drive up the step number on my Fitbit. My patience has been tested often with his energetic and headstrong ways. But he’s a beautiful dog and I’m confident that someday he’ll stop being a puppy and be a great writer/hiker dog.
And I do love to write in my office with big windows all around. Writing is what I’ve always wanted to do. The desire of my heart is to tell stories to readers like you. Thank you for reading! Check out Ann's website: Click Here
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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Remi by Caryl McAdoo Book Review and Giveaway



ABOUT THE BOOK


It isn’t within man to guide his own steps—or a woman. Caught between a wagon train and the deep blue sea, Agnes Remington Dalrumple, Remi for short, chooses the overland journey west over crossing the Atlantic with her mother and step-father. She decides to go to California and try to fine the father she’s never known though she’s never been on her own. Thwarted at every turn, almost every effort is dashed until a widower’s thirteen-year-old daughter intervenes on her behalf. How can the headstrong woman place herself under the responsibility of the young girl’s father, a perfect stranger? But if she doesn’t, her journey ends right there in Saint Joseph, Missouri. On the Oregon/California trail, will her pride and independence deter her from the destiny God has prepared for her?


Book: Remi    Author: Caryl McAdoo
Genre: Christian Historical Romance    Release Date: May 3, 2019
MY BOOK REVIEW
Historical fictions are one of my favorite type of books. Caryl McAdoo takes us into the life or Remi and her bondwoman, Edwina. They are on their way from Saint Joseph, Montana to California to find her long lost father. We see her group of people crossing rough areas such as mountains.  No one really allowed women to travel alone in a wagon train. Asher Adams steps in and helps them travel with his family.  They find themselves dealing with diseases and tragedies. There is a bit of romance.  Is this trip to Oregon/California worth it? McAdoo recounts the hardship of the journey, but also love and happiness. 

Remi is an independent woman. When she sets her mind onto something she will do it. She was in a non-traditional upbringing.  She may be stubborn and determined, but she is also kind. Throughout we see her battling her inner demons and doubts.  Throughout the book, we read lovesick letters from young Samantha. She kept a journal. We read about her optimism and her unique perspective on the wagon train journey.  

I have a hard time not letting my doubts take over especially if I want to do a new adventure. 

The women in "Remi" are very strong-willed, smart and feminist. 
Caryl McAdoo did her research. Because of her details of the scenery and struggles, they faced every day on the trail was very realistic. It was like she was there herself.  I loved her writing style. The beginning was a little on the slow side, but once I got past the third chapter I was hooked and couldn't put it down. It was easy to follow.  Her characters were relatable.  She wove in so many different lessons into the story. The message I got from this book is to not let things get you down and to keep trying.  I would recommend this book. I look forward to the next book in this series.

"I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell. No positive review was required and all opinions are my own."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
For research in December, Caryl McAdoo hit the trail—literally, the Oregon / California Trail—beginning in St. Jo, Missouri with the Napa Valley being her destiny. No wonder readers enjoy her novels so well! She prays her story brings God glory, and He blesses the award-winning, best-selling novels with a lion’s share of 5-Star ratings! With forty-three titles (thirty-three in the last four-and-a-half years), it’s obvious she loves writing almost as much as singing the new songs the Lord gives her. (Listen to a few at YouTube.) Celebrating fifty years being married to Ron, her high school sweetheart, she counts their four children and eighteen grandsugars life’s best blessings. The McAdoos live in the woods south of Clarksville, seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas, waiting expectantly for God to open the next door.
More from Caryl
Remi, my May ‘Prairie Roses Collection’ story, picks up where Uniquely Common, my April ‘Lockets and Lace Collection’ story ends! Well, actually it backs up a bit to Remi’s decision to go west! In Uniquely Common, you meet her after she’s already in Saint Jo, trying to join the wagon train.
I fell in love with this semi-introvert, lover of literature, highly intelligent young lady, and felt the cover captured her exactly! (Thank you, Chautona Having, my new amazing cover designer! I am so blessed!)
Remi, short for Remington—her middle name as she hates her first name Agnus—is an only child reared by a single mother. Her father left years ago; she’s never met him and decides to go to California where his last letter was postmarked to do just that. It’s a long way from New York City, but better than sailing across the Atlantic.
And she can’t stay there with nowhere to live since her newest stepfather is whisking her mother overseas to his villa in Southern France. They invite her of course, but she hates boats and gets frightfully seasick! It seems the perfect time to go west and meet her Daddy. Riding in a prairie schooner would be a lark!
Researching for the covered wagons heading west led my dear husband to ask if I wanted to drive the Oregon / California Trail. Yes, yes, yes, I assured him! What could be better than seeing the rivers my wagon train had to cross, the amazing sights my characters would experience, and the terrain they navigated for ourselves?
What an opportunity God put before me!
Two weeks and forty-three hundred-plus miles later, we got back home to Clarksville, enthralled with our journey. That trip has made this story so much better for me! I hope it will make it all the better for you, too! I praise and give glory to the Lord for His many blessings and high favor.
I’m so grateful for the stories He gives us, His divine appointments—like with Sandy Barela, the founder of Celebrate Lit, all her amazing bloggers and reviewers—the doors He opens, my new cover designer Chautona Havig and all the fictional characters He introduces me to and allows me to share with you!
♫♪*`•. I’m just so excited.•*♪¨*about what the Lord is doing!•♪♫*`•. I’m just so excited Lord!! ♪♫•*¨♪ for what I know♪♫¸¸.•*♪ He will do!!*•.¸ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ¸♫♪*`•. I’m just so excited!!•.¸.• ✿And He is delighted ღ(̆̃̃ڿڰۣ✿♫♪*with my anticipation ♪♫•* ♫♪ of what I know He will do. •*♪♫•!♪♫¸•*♪ And I get to be a part ♫♪*`of what the Lord is doing!•♪♫*`•. I get to be a part! ♫•*♪¨♥ •♪♫ of what I know♪♫¸.•*♪ He will do!!*•.♫♪ I get to be a part ♫♪*♫•*♥ and He has a good plan!♪*•.✿♫♪*`•. He’s called me for His purpose!.•*♪¨ ✿♫♪*`• I have a role to play! ♪♫•*¨♪ (hear this new song on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKnU8JWXRlU )
GIVEAWAY
To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away
Grand Prize – $50 Gift Amazon Card
1st Prize – Signed, Paperback copy of CHOICE of all my books
2nd Prize – Signed copy of Remi
3rd Prize – eBook copy of Remi
4th Prize – eBook copy of CHOICE of all my books!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/e516/remi-celebration-tour-giveaway

Blog Stops

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LYING NEXT TO ME by Gregg Olsen Nerd Book Blast and Giveaway

SYNOPSIS No matter what you see, no matter what you’ve heard, assume nothing. Adam and Sophi e Warner and their three-year-old dau...