Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Hannah Claire's Wilderness by Cayrl Mcadoo Book Review & Amazon Giveaway



ABOUT THE BOOK
Right after she marries in 1970, love carries Hannah Claire to Nigeria, following her husband David to the mission field—for only two years, she thinks. Miracle upon miracle brings five-year-old African orphan Adaolisa into the young wife’s life and she becomes a mother. Can the love for a child keep her where she doesn’t want to be? The children of wickedness threaten to make her a widow; they threaten everything, and danger abounds! Only by obedience can Hannah and her revivalist husband survive and prosper in a land torn by violence.
Book: Hannah Claire’s Wilderness
Author: Caryl McAdoo

Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction

Click here to purchase your copy
MY BOOK REVIEW

Hannah Claire's Wilderness is book two from Caryl McAdoo's series, The Revivalist Trilogy. It takes place in the 1970s. I was taken right into the action on the first page. Hannah took on a daughter and helps her new husband David with his ministry. He is always going out on the streets to preach.  Hannah worries about going to Nigeria. This missionary trip leads them to a young orphan, Adaolisa. 

Hannah, who is only eighteen years old, who is very mature for her age. She is faithful and is very courageous. She and David aren't afraid of doing new things. 

Her book is so inspirational, relatable, and isn't preachy. Her characters are well developed and relatable. Their struggles seem real. Her storytelling is very unique.  Her book is full of inspiration, trust, and faith, but isn't preachy. 

This is my first time reading a Caryl McAdoo's book and it won't be the last. This book will make you smile, laugh and cry. 



ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Caryl McAdoo prays her story brings God glory which is what she lives to do. Her award-winning, best-selling novels enjoy a lion’s share of 5-Star ratings from Christian readers around the world. With forty titles, it’s obvious she loves writing almost as much as singing the new songs the Lord gives her—listen to a few at YouTube. She and high school sweetheart Ron celebrated fifty years of marriage on June 22, 2018 and share four children and eighteen grandsugars. 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.

GUEST POST FROM CARYL
Have you ever thought you heard from God, and acted on that in obedience—oft at great sacrifice—only to doubt that you heard Him at all when things don’t go as you’d planned? Actually, everything almost goes just the opposite, and your world is turned upside down.
Did you really hear Him?
That’s what my heroine Hannah Claire faces, when a two-year stint looks like it’s turning into a lifetime commitment. Though I’ve never been abroad to the mission field, I’ve faced much the same thing as Hannah, believing I heard Him and then nothing happening as expected!
Personally, I’ve been waiting for over thirty years, but have found great peace in that waiting and trusting God—knowing that He is on the throne and in control. I will never doubt that the vision He’s given, the call He’s placed on mine and Ron’s lives WILL come to pass, just as it did for Abraham.
Hannah doesn’t have to wait that long, but her experience takes her to the depths of fear and depression before she comes to know her Heavenly Father is altogether trustworthy. The Shepherd walks her through the valley of the shadow of death and makes her to lie down in green pastures. He stills the raging waters and leads her beside them.
Book three, King David’s Tabernacle, coming sometime in 2020, will bring the reward and give you glory bumps every step of the way as God makes Himself known in a mighty way, but first . . . there’s the refining. Gold is passed through the fire seven times to be purified.
Silver as well, until the smith can see his reflection. Followers of Christ are all being made into the image of God’s Beloved Son, and we can rest in the fact that He who began that good work in us at salvation will be faithful to complete it until His coming again.
I pray you will enjoy your journey through Hannah Claire’s Wilderness.

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 Hannah Claire’s Wilderness
3rd Prize – eBook copy of Hannah Claire’s Wilderness
4th Prize – eBook copy of CHOICE of all my books
5th Prize $5 Amazon Gift Card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! 
Giveaway Code: dcad

CLICK HERE to ENTER

Blog Stops

The Becca Files, March 21
Bigreadersite, March 31

I received a copy of this ebook from the Celebrate Lit team. I was not required to leave a review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own



Sunday, March 24, 2019

The White City by Grace Hitchcock Book Review & Giveaway





About the Book

Mysterious Disappearances Taint the Chicago World’s Fair
Step into True Colors—a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime

While attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City. Inspector Wylde tries to dismiss her claims as an exaggeration of an overactive imagination, but he eventually concedes to letting her go undercover as secretary to the man in question—if she takes her pistol for protection and Jude Thorpe, a policeman, for a bodyguard.

Will she be able to expose H. H. Holmes’s illicit activity, or will Winnifred become his next victim?


Book: The White City by 

Grace Hitchcock
Author: Grace Hitchcock
Genre: Christian Historical/Suspense
Release Date: March, 2019
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MY BOOK REVIEW
The White City by Grace Hitchcock is a new book series. Every book tells a story based on real American history crimes. In this book (book one) is a mysterious tale around the real facts of a serial killer amidst the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. 
We are brought into Winnifred Wylde life. She is a sweet, stubborn and isn't afraid to speak her mind, Her father is an inspector for the Chicago police department. He assigns detective Jude Thorpe to keep an eye out for her protection.  She falls in love with two men, Jude her bodyguard and Percy Covington. Which one will she choose?
One lesson I received is don't cry wolf too many times because no one will believe you when it actually does happen.
Hitchcock did a great job of letting the reader know what is the facts and what is fiction. Her characters are relatable and well thought out. Jude was a charming hero but also a tortured soul. He falls in love with Winnifred but there is real tension between them. Winnifred wasn't afraid to ask for help especially with all of the difficult situations that happen through the book.  She fills every page with vivid details allowing you to adventure back to 1893. 
I would consider this book to be more of a Historical Romance Mystery. I look forward to reading more of Grace Hitchcock's books. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Grace Hitchcock is the author of three novellas in The Second Chance BridesThe Southern Belle Brides, and the Thimbles and Threads collections with Barbour Publishing. The White City is her debut novel and releases March 2019 with Barbour Publishing. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in History. Grace lives in southern Louisiana with her husband, Dakota, and son. Visit Grace online at GraceHitchcock.com.

Guest Post from Grace

True Colors—Fiction Based on Strange, But True, American Crime Stories
True, riveting stories of American criminal activity are explored through 6 unique stories of historical romantic suspense in the exciting new True Colors series.
In book one, The White City, Winnifred Wylde believes she witnessed a woman being kidnapped while attending the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. She tries to convince her father, an inspector with the Chicago police, to look into reports of mysterious disappearances around the White City. Inspector Wylde tries to dismiss her claims as exaggeration of an overactive imagination, but he eventually concedes to letting her go undercover as secretary to the man in question—if she takes her pistol for protection and Jude Thorpe, a detective, for bodyguard.
Will she be able to expose H. H. Holmes’s illicit activity, or will Winnifred become his next victim?
The Real Criminal Behind the Story
While Winnifred Wylde is a fictional character, Doctor H. H. Holmes was very real and became infamously known as America’s first serial killer. Learn more about him HERE.
GIVEAWAY
To celebrate her tour, Grace is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of The White City!!
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/dd7d/the-white-city-celebration-tour-giveaway

Blog Stops

The Lit Addict, March 14
Multifarious, March 15
Back Porch Reads, March 15
Livin’ Lit, March 16
By The Book, March 18
EmpowerMoms, March 19
Bigreadersite, March 21
Genesis 5020, March 21
The Becca Files, March 21
Emily Yager, March 22
Pause for Tales, March 22
Mary Hake, March 23
Book by Book, March 23
amandainpa, March 25
Older & Smarter?, March 26

Reentry by Peter Cawdron Book Review and Giveaway

SYNOPSIS After almost dying on Mars, astronaut Liz Anderson returns to Earth, but not to a hero’s welcome. America is in turmoil...