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Live the Impossible by Jenny Smith Book Review and Giveaway

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ABOUT THE BOOK  Jenny Smith was a typical teenager—a gymnast and athlete who loved hair and makeup, played in a band, and was active in her church youth group. Then one bright summer morning, a spinal cord injury left her paralyzed from the chest down and dependent on others for her most basic needs. Privacy and independence seemed like things of the past. But Jenny refused to give up or give in to her disability, and over time she discovered that a wheelchair could take her places she’d never dared to imagine. She’s traveled multiple times to Afghanistan and Mexico for wheelchair distributions and sports camps, and even rolled the New York City runway as a model during Fashion Week. Today, Jenny Smith is a spokesperson for independent and vibrant living with a disability. Her speeches, articles, and social media presence have touched thousands of lives. In  Live the Impossible , Smith shares what it looks like to live with paralysis, from the everyday details most people never think a

High-Wire Heartbreak by Anna Schmidt Book Review and Giveaway

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  ABOUT THE BOOK In 1936–A party at the Ringling mansion Ca d’Zan in Sarasota, Florida, leads to a robbery–and possibly death. A successful historical mystery writer, Chloe Whitfield comes to Ca’ d’Zan to research her next novel. Chloe’s fascination with the circus is rooted in family stories of her great-grandmother Lucinda Conroy, who reportedly was a trapeze artist of some renown. She’s heard hints of scandal—and perhaps larceny, but no details. Chloe’s grandmother—rumored to be Lucinda’s only offspring—was raised in an orphanage and never knew her mother. Intrigued as she is, Chloe has no intent of writing about Lucinda until she sees a poster featuring Lucinda as the star performer for a 70th birthday gala for John Ringling in May of 1936. From there the trail goes cold. Who was Lucinda and what happened to her? Book:  High-Wire Heartbreak   Author:  Anna Schmidt   Genre:  Christian/Romance/History Release date:  January 1, 2022 Click here to get your copy! MY BOOK REVIEW I was s

Lights Out by Natalie Walters - Book Review

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  ABOUT THE BOOK CIA analyst Brynn Taylor developed a new program to combat terrorism, and she invited members of foreign intelligence agencies to America to foster cooperation between countries. Now one of them, Egyptian spy Remon Riad, is missing.   Jack Hudson has been working for the Strategic Neutralization and Protection Agency (SNAP) for almost nine years and takes the lead in hunting down the missing spy. But he isn't at all pleased to find out Brynn is involved. It's hard to trust a woman who's already betrayed you. MY BOOK REVIEW I have read a couple of Natalie Walters's novels. "Lights Out" is the first book of her new series. We are taken into Washington DC. It caused so many emotions in me. Brynn Taylor, a CIA analyst, is driven to help stop terrorism.  It is a big deal to her since her firefighter father of House 11 of FDNY was badly injured in 9/11.  A participant from Egypt comes up missing causing the intelligence community to go into high ale

Wish Upon a Star by Jennifer Sienes - Book Review & Giveaway

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ABOUT THE BOOK Fairy tales and wishing upon stars are for those who still believe in romance. Sometimes misplaced trust injures more than ourselves, and doesn’t Elaina Hensley know it. When her oldest daughter is left suffering the consequences, Elaina vows to protect her girls at any cost. Nothing, not even her own happiness, will sway her again. Or will it? She’s got this protective self-denial down pat–right up to the moment her best friend’s brother arrives on the scene like a fairytale knight, vowing to slay all her dragons. She must—she  will  resist. However, when her worst nightmare comes back to haunt her, Elaina has to admit she needs that white knight on her side. Click here to get your copy! Book:  Wish Upon a Star.   Author:  Jennifer Sienes Genre:  Christmas Christian Women’s Fiction.   Release date:  November 9, 2021   MY BOOK REVIEW "Wish Upon a Star" is part of the Apple Hill series and it is beautifully written. It is set around the holiday season. Jennifer