Thursday, June 8, 2017

Teaser Blitz - "Primrose Lane"

Olivia Davenport has finally gotten her life back together. She's left her painful past behind, started over in a new town, and become Harmony Harbor's most sought-after event planner. But her past catches up to her when Olivia learns that she's now guardian of her ex's young daughter. With her world spinning, Olivia must reconcile her old life with her new one. And she doesn't have time for her new next door neighbor, no matter how handsome he is.



Olivia may act like she's got everything under control, but Dr. Finn Gallagher knows a person in over her head when he sees one. He'd really like to be the shoulder she leans on, but Olivia makes it clear she doesn't want his help. Since he's returned to town, his waiting room has been full of single women feigning illness. Yet the one woman he's interested in is avoiding him. But with a little help from some matchmaking widows and a precocious little girl, Finn might just win Olivia over.

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THE HARMONY HARBOR SERIES

MISTLETOE COTTAGE, #1
CHRISTMAS WITH AN ANGEL, #1.5
STARLIGHT BRIDGE, #2
PRIMROSE LANE, #3
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Dr. Finn Gallagher found himself at the clinic on Primrose Lane, wondering what the hell he’d gotten himself into.
In the seven and half hours he’d been there, he’d seen forty-five patients. Only five of whom actually had something physically wrong with them. All five were female and under the age of sixteen. As far as he could tell, not one of them was interested in marrying him.
The other forty had nothing wrong with them. And, as far as he could tell, were very interested in marrying him. If they weren’t, their grandmothers and mothers were. Interested in him marrying their daughters and granddaughters, that is. 
At the beginning of the day, it was kind of amusing, even a little flattering. But by 10:45 it had gotten old and annoying. It didn’t help that he kept thinking of the patients he saw while working with Doctors Without Borders. Those people needed him, desperately. They weren’t fake coughing or complaining about phantom chest pains. They were sick and hungry, wounded and scared. They weren’t spoiled and whiny and ungrateful.
He winced at his unflattering characterizations and intolerance. While there was some truth to his observations, the throbbing ache in his leg injury was making him grumpy. Knowing his father had been right and Finn wasn’t ready to go back to the Congo wasn’t doing much to improve his mood.
Sherry, Doc Bishop’s nurse and a woman Finn had dated in high school, opened the door to the closet-sized office. “Pain hasn’t let up, has it?” she asked with a compassionate smile.
“I’m good. Just had to return a couple of phone calls.” He set down the cold cup of coffee he hadn’t had a chance to drink, removed the ice pack from his knee, and surreptitiously hid it behind the welcome-to-the-clinic plant from the staff, which Finn now mentally referred to as the
matchmaking clinic from hell. He pushed to his feet with a closed-mouth smile that hopefully hid his clenched his teeth from Sherry’s observant gaze.
“Really? I rescheduled Molly, Sally, and Karen’s physicals to tomorrow, but if you’re okay to see—”
“No, tomorrow’s good. On second thought, why don’t you schedule them with Doc Bishop? They’ve been going to him for twenty years. I’m sure they’d be more comfortable—”
“They would be or you would?” she said with a laugh, and then proceeded to share way too much information about all three women before adding, “Dr. Bishop won’t be in tomorrow. Mrs. Fitzgerald invited him to make up a foursome, remember?”
Finn rubbed his jaw. “I’m not sure that’s something you should share—”
She made a ha-snort sound and then cuffed him on the shoulder. “Not that kind of foursome, silly. They’re playing golf.” She ha-snorted again. “It’s no wonder that’s where your mind went after the offers you’ve had today. Kerry will get a good laugh over that one.”
If Sherry had her master’s in gossip, Kerry, the receptionist, had her PhD. Finn figured he’d provided them with enough to talk about for a month at least. He lifted his chin in the
direction of the examination rooms. There were five. “Who’s next?”
“I cleared out the waiting room of all but legit complaints, so you only have four. Patient number one won’t take long. She just needs her script renewed.” She handed him a file.
He looked at the name and handed it back. “Might be better if Doc Bishop sees Ms. Templeton.”
“He left early. Mrs. DiRossi invited him for dinner, and I think he wanted to get spiffed up.” Sherry frowned and looked from Finn to examination room number one. “Is there a reason you don’t want to see Dana?”

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Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue, and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews).  When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, two adorable grandbabies, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Take a ride through 1895 Chattanooga

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The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race Mike Mizrahi
  Take a ride through 1895 Chattanooga as it's turned upside down when a young woman has the audacity to ride a bicycle-in bloomers-in Mike H. Mizrahi's new book, The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race! Anna Gaines, 19, struggles to conquer her insecurities after a horrible fall years ago from her beloved horse, Longstreet. On a visit to Brooklyn, she's drawn to the new pastime of bicycling. But back at home, cycling is a scandalous sport for a proper lady. Anna has her eye on Peter Sawyer, president of the Cycling Club. As community outrage grows, an unexpected turn of events pits Anna against Peter in a race between the sexes.

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race
  • A $75 Amazon gift card
Enter today by clicking the banner below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on June 14. The winner will be announced June 15 on Mike's blog.

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About the book:
Chattanooga society is turned upside down as a young woman has the audacity to ride a bicycle-in bloomers!

It's 1895. Anna Gaines, 19, struggles to conquer her insecurities after a horrible fall years ago from her beloved horse, Longstreet. On a visit with her aunt in Brooklyn, she's drawn to the new pastime of bicycling. But back at home, cycling is a scandalous sport for a proper lady. Southern women did not engage in activities meant for men.

Anna has her eye on Peter Sawyer, president of the Cycling Club. As community outrage grows, an unexpected turn of events pits Anna against Peter in a race between the sexes.

Will Anna prove that women deserve the same right as men to ride "the wheel?" Will she choose to live a quiet, traditional life of a housewife and mother? Or will she pursue college and become one of the "new women" emerging into the twentieth century on the seat of a bicycle? What will become of the spark between Anna and Peter?

Faith, patience, and courage help Anna to become the person she was meant to be.



About the author:

Mike Mizrahi has a master's degree in public relations, advertising and applied communication from Boston University. After a career in corporate public affairs, he retired to pursue a deep passion: writing.

Mizrahi and his wife, Karen, led a mission trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo four years ago and were so moved by the experience, Mizrahi wrote his first novel, which he hopes will one day be published. The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race is his debut published work.

Mizrahi loves reading and writing stories about "sozo," which means to be rescued in Greek. He and Karen are very active in their church and community and love to hike, travel and go the movies together. The Mizrahis live in Woodland Hills, California, where they raised their children who are now adults.

Learn more about The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race and Mike H. Mizrahi at www.mikehmizrahi.com or on Facebook (AuthorMikeMizrahi) and Twitter (@MikeHMiz). 

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My Review:
I really enjoyed Mike H. Mizrahi's novel, "The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race;" it is a book that completely transported me back in time and I became engrossed in the story.  Anna had a horrible fall off of her horse years ago and she missed out on so much while recuperating.  Now she is eager and thrilled to try riding the wheel.  However, New York society is much more open to change and open to women participating in actions such as these while the South is not.  Chattanooga society is appalled at the audacity of a woman wearing bloomers and riding a bicycle.  Anna is determined to prove that women are equal to men; however the man who has caught her eye becomes the one she is pitted against. 
This was such a fun book to read, that was also filled with historical detail.  I loved the storyline and learning about how much society varied based upon location and what the acceptable behavior and dress was for women.  Anna is a great and entertaining main character whom is full of  heart and passion for what she believes in.  I highly recommend this book to those whom enjoy historical fiction!

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*

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"The Big Picture Interactive Bible" is so colorful, so fun, so vibrant, so full of life!  This is perfect for children of all ages!  Each book of the Bible is introduced in a few short paragraphs, the main stories are listed and the passages in which they are found, the main ideas/questions are highlighted - the who, the what, the whys.  I love this as it is an overview and helps to familiarize the reader with each book of the Bible.  Also there are 100 verses that are highlighted in boxes, making them stand out and they are great ones for memorization.  This is also interactive as there are full pages pictures that can be scanned through an app allowing for the illustrations and the story to come to life for the reader. 
There is also a dictionary and questions that are asked and answered throughout the Bible.  There are so many features to this Bible that make it a great choice for children!

*Thanks to the B&H/Lifeway Bloggers Program for the complimentary copy of this.*

Friday, June 2, 2017

"The Heirs"

I was instantly intrigued by the blurb I read about "The Heirs" and knew this was a must-read for me.  The television show Gossip Girl is a guilty pleasure of mine, and this storyline aligned with that in my mind as it is full of family drama and based in New York's Upper East Side.  I was not disappointed in the least! 

Image result for the heirs susan riegerSusan does a great job with introducing the characters and then sharing bits and pieces about their lives throughout the book.  I especially love how the book is divided into chapters, each chapter really focusing on one of the characters as there are so many players in this story.  The 5 Falkes sons were all shocked and furious when a woman claims that she had two children with their father; this does not fit in with how they view their father and this simply changes the whole thoughts they have of their father and their family.  However, it does not appear that their mother is all that shocked and upset by this claim.  I love that Susan begins with introducing the family, giving background information on the parents and a brief overview of each son, their jobs, their education; this really paints the picture of the family as the boys were growing up and their lifestyle and the closeness between the boys and their mother in particular.  As the book progresses so much more is learned about each character and how their lives intertwine with each other.  This is a great read, it is thoroughly engaging and I just wanted to keep reading as the characters became so real to me and the drama held my attention.  This is a great beach read for the summer!

*Thanks to the Blogging for Books program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Thursday, June 1, 2017

"You can do This"

"You Can Do This" is one of my favorite, if not my top favorite, women's issues books of the year!  Tricia Lott Williford is an excellent writer as I was completely engaged in this book from page 1 and yet it didn't feel as if I was reading the book, but that I was having a conversation with Tricia over mugs of coffee.  Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of being a confident girl ( I love the layout of this book!) and each chapter begins with a quote which is a great little extra as well.  There is a chapter on knowing one's identity, appreciating and recognizing her beauty, sharing kindness to others, these are just a few of the chapters.  Then each chapter ends with a stepping forward section which is filled with ideas and thoughts to really apply the chapter and the lessons. 


This is a book that I have highlighted and marked so many sections and one that I will read through so many times, it is already looking well-loved.  We as women are so often comparing ourselves with others and lacking confidence in ourselves and suffering from low self-esteem that we are not living life like we are intended to and not finding enjoyment in our everyday life that God has given and intends for us. Tricia opens up and shares her heart and shares examples and lessons she has learned.  Tricia's therapist encouraged her to create a box, really take ownership of it; this section resonated with me and I felt as if I was a part of the therapy session with these two ladies.


 "You Can Do This" is such an inspiring book that had me smiling throughout and encouraged to boost my confidence and really grab onto what God offers. 

*Thanks to the Tyndale Blog Network Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Sunday, May 28, 2017

"What Hope Remembers"


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"What Hope Remembers" is book #3 in Johnnie Alexander's Misty Willow series and another excellent story!  Amy moves back to be near her brother Brett and she is seeking to find the peace that Gran had at Misty Willow.  This is a place that has turned Brett and AJ's lives around; however Amy has her doubts, especially when Gabe shows up on the scene as well.  Gabe has served his time for being in the wrong place at the wrong time; however this continues to hang over him and he cannot seem to shake his past. 

Johnnie does such an incredible job of bringing the characters to life, I loved both Gabe and Amy, plus all of the other characters.  It felt like coming home to spend time with the characters once again from the first two books.  Misty Willow is such a homey setting as well that it even more so feels like a return to home and an escape from the busyness of everyday life when I sat down to read this book.  The themes of returning home, new beginnings, and forgiveness were all nicely portrayed in this story and I am eager to see what Johnnie writes next!

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Take a ride with Antonio, a ride-share driver whose passenger lands him in danger


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Book Info

Ride share driver Antonio cruises the streets of Washington, D.C. looking for his next fare.
He has an unusual gift for relaxing his customers and stimulating their desire to reveal more than they planned. By the completion of their ride, many feel so comfortable that they confess their sins great and small. Antonio's faith guides his discussions and points him in new directions. Suddenly, his peaceful world is turned upside down by a mysterious business woman. As she heads to a midnight rendezvous, she confesses more than Antonio can handle. Her story sends him into a world of espionage, international terrorism and danger.



David L Winters is an award-winning author, humorist and speaker, originally from Ohio, who lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. His first book, "Sabbatical of the Mind: The Journey from Anxiety to Peace," won several awards including a Silver Illumination Award from the Jenkins Group and two Finalist Medals from the Next Generation Indies Book Awards.
Find out more about David at http://www.sabbaticalofthemind.net.

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My Review:
David L. Winters is an author that I will be following as "Driver Confessional" is an intense, action-filled read from start to finish.  Antonio is merely trying to make a living to pay bills and support his family.  He is used hearing his clients spill their secrets as they share stories in his car.  However, one night, one ride, one person spilling secrets leads to so much more as a dangerous web results.  This is such a good read and applicable for this time as there is political unrest and espionage as a main theme in the story.  Antonio is an upstanding, Christian man who shares his love and faith with his passengers, and a family man; it is impossible to not like him and not root for him.  This is only book #1 in the series and I am looking forward to getting to know Antonio better as this was a nice window into his life and into Antonio as a main character.  This is a great start to the series and I highly recommend this to those whom enjoy suspense.

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour.*

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Take a forty-day journey through forty key chapters of the Bible


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Book Info

The Good Book 
offers a user-friendly guide to the Bible's biggest ideas.
A chapter from the Bible accompanies each chapter of the book, which helps readers understand the context and content of the Scripture passages in a way that can open the whole Bible.
Designed as a forty-day journey through forty key chapters of the Bible,  The Good Book will appeal to those who already love and read the Bible regularly as well as to those who are just beginning their Christian journey.
The Good Book:

-is a great evangelism tool for explaining the major themes of Scripture to those who want to know more about God, Jesus, and the core beliefs of Christianity;
-gives new believers an overview of the Bible and lays a framework to help them understand Scripture passages;
-helps longtime Christians rediscover the basic themes of Scripture and experience these truths in a new way; and
-encourages Scriptural literacy as it pushes readers to read both one chapter of the book and one chapter of the Bible each day for forty days.
The Good Book is great for individuals, and it can also be used by small groups in an eight-week church-wide program or a forty-week journey that focuses on one Bible chapter each week. 

The Good Book will help people understand and live by the transformative truths of the Bible.


Deron Spoo is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Over the past 16 years, Spoo has guided the church as it transitions from being simply a downtown church to a regional church committed to urban ministry. Church members describe him as "down to earth" and "authentic." His television devotionals, "First Things First," reach 100,000 people each week. Spoo is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Paula, have three children.
Find out more about Deron at http://www.readthegoodbook.com.

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My Review:
I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, how it would be laid out or what all would be within the book.  Deron has divided this book into 40 chapters, each chapter focusing on a section of the Bible, beginning with the very first chapter of the Bible, Genesis 1, and stressing just how priceless each of us are, as we are each made in God's image.  The Biblical text is shared at the start of each chapter followed by a discussion of the passage and personal application.  I found this book to be eye-opening as far as some of the common passages of the Bible,  but having them approached in a different way.  I love the messages and insights from Biblical scholars, historical figures and others included in this book as well.  I would recommend really taking your time reading through this book as there is so much included and so much self-reflection and study that can be done. 

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

"Trusting Grace"


Image result for trusting grace maggie brendan"Trusting Grace" is the 3rd book in Maggie Brendan's Virtues and Vices of the Old West series.
  This is such a sweet story and I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters.  Grace has always longed to be a mother, but her husband has passed away and they had not had any children.  Grace is also having to care for the farm and her elderly father.  This is not the life she has dreamed of for so long.  Robert was in for a shock when his wife passed away and he finds out she had children.  Robert is overwhelmed and shocked to say the least and puts up a wall against falling for another woman and experiencing these type of feelings again. 

Maggie does an excellent job with creating the scene, I felt as if I was out in the west living life running a farm.  Seriously, I felt as if I were actually there and part of the book.  Grace is definitely a favorite character of mine, although I have loved every single book of Maggie's that I have read, there was something about Grace that really warmed me to her.  I am sad to see this series end but excited to read whatever comes next!

*Thanks to the Revell Reads Blogger Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

"The Whole Thing Together"

"The Whole Thing Together" is a brand-new read from Ann Brashares.  Years ago I read Ann's Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series and loved it, so I was thrilled to see that she had a brand-new book out!  This is the perfect beach read for this summer!  "We live in the same place, but never together" is the line on the back of the book and aptly sums up the story, but also is a great opener to it as well.  Sasha and Ray had never met face to face but they lived in the same home, on varying weeks and weekends, sharing the same space, making memories, but always separate.  Even though they share older sisters and have attended the same family events, their parents were always careful to plan out everything so their paths would not cross.  Now it is time to clean out the beach home and part with this home, this house that has been home to so many. 


I loved this book!  Ann's characters are so relatable and she writes with such emotion that it is easy to get lost in the characters' lives and in the story.  This is a great book that addresses family, what makes a family and issues families must cope with.  I highly recommend this book to be placed on your summer reading list!

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"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."


Monday, May 15, 2017

"The Chapel Car Bride"

First of all, this cover is amazing, I love everything about it, the details, the colors, the lighting.  Then you open the book and start reading and Judith has done an amazing job with the story and characters as well!  "The Chapel Car Bride" is an excellent historical romance read with some mystery and adventure mixed in as well.  Hope has lived a sheltered life and is thrilled at the opportunity to join her father when he takes a position with the railroad and she is able to see more of the world and have adventure. 
This book helped fill the gap right now of being in between seasons of "When Calls the Heart" as it is the mining town and the miners and the living conditions in this community.   I felt as if I was back in Coal (Hope) Valley.  I found the chapel car and being a missionary on the rails such a unique storyline, it was fresh and different and thoroughly enjoyable.  I highly recommend this for anyone whom is a fan of historical romance!
*Thanks to the Bethany House Book Bloggers Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*    

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Becky Wade's 'True to You' Prize Pack and $100 Giveaway

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True to You Becky Wade
Do opposites really attract? John and Nora might just be the perfect match. Find out in True to You, book one in Becky Wade's new series! Genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now. Former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he's diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother. Finding the answers they're seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.

Celebrate the launch of Becky Wade's new series by entering to win a fabulous prize pack and $100 cash card!

 

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of True to You
  • A $100 Visa cash card
  • A prize pack hand-picked by Becky
 

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on May 30. The winner will be announced May 31 on the Litfuse blog.


Book info

About the book:

It's the exciting start of a brand-new series by a contemporary romance fan favorite!
After a devastating heartbreak three years ago, genealogist and historical village owner Nora Bradford has decided that burying her nose in her work and her books is far safer than romance in the here and now.
Unlike Nora, former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient John Lawson is a modern-day man, usually 100 percent focused on the present. But when he's diagnosed with an inherited condition, he's forced to dig into the secrets of his past and his adoption as an infant, enlisting Nora to help him uncover the identity of his birth mother.
The more time they spend together, the more this pair of opposites suspects they just might be a perfect match. However, John's already dating someone and Nora's not sure she's ready to trade her crushes on fictional heroes for the risks of a real relationship. Finding the answers they're seeking will test the limits of their identity, their faith, and their devotion to one another.

About the author:

Becky Wade is a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas.  She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children.  When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction.  She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance!  She's the Carol Award, INSPY Award, and Inspirational Reader's Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.

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My Review:
Becky Wade is one of my must-read authors, I have to read every book of hers as soon as it's available, every single one is that good!  "True to You" is the first book in her brand-new Bradford Sisters series.  However, Becky wrote a prequel novel to the series, "Then Came You," that I highly recommend.  This novella is the story of the Bradford Sisters father and their mothers, and it is so unique as it is filled in various forms of correspondence between the various characters and through Garner's journal entries.  "True to You" focuses on the middle Bradford sister, Nora.  Nora whom is sweet, serious and single and agrees to volunteer on a Saturday morning with her younger sister and meets John Lawson.  John is a former NAVY Seal and when he learns that Nora is a genealogist he enlists her help.  As the two work together they are complete opposites but seemingly a good team at the same time.
I loved this story!  I also loved the bits and pieces about the other sisters whom will each have their own stories (hopefully sooner than later!).  Becky does such a great job with creating characters who I cannot help but love, but I can also picture completely and empathize with.  I highly recommend this book to contemporary romance fans!

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Thursday, May 11, 2017

time to rethink your finances?


Image result for never enough? ron blue"Never Enough?: 3 keys to financial contentment" is an excellent book for anyone who feels like they need a fresh approach to their finances and where their money is going.
  Ron Blue and Karen Guess do an excellent job with presenting the key points to this book.  The principles are very straight-forward and simple and the authors add in stories to further explain and really get the points across.  I love the pie chart that is utilized showing how money is divided (should be divided) and paying careful attention to the size of each wedge in the pie.  I really like how the "give" section is discussed and how we are encouraged to make this a bigger wedge of pie as we all learned as a child "God loves a cheerful giver."  In all seriousness, giving to our church, giving to missions, having a giving heart is important and will be rewarded and needs met.  This book is such a great read and a great reminder and also new tidbits to think about as far as how I approach money and how I need to reprioritize things. 



*Thanks to the B&H/Lifeway Bloggers Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

God knows you're beloved; do you? Find out in @BlumLee's new book, Brave is the New Beautiful!


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Book Info


Our culture bombards women with "thinspiration" messages and pressure to "do it all" while wearing the mask of perfection. 

Women are left feeling alone and overwhelmed. How can they stop comparing themselves to others? How can they live out who they really are?

Lee Wolfe Blum offers stories from everyday women who have answered these questions with their lives-and found true beauty in the process. In Brave Is the New Beautiful, Blum weaves reflections from her own journey with inspirational stories from everyday women who chose to take off their masks and live authentically. Through call-to-action questions and ideas, she encourages readers to be brave enough to be who they really are and the beloved that God knows they are.



Lee Wolfe Blum is an energetic and passionate speaker who loves to help women find hope in healing from perfectionism and addictions. She works as a mental health practitioner in the field of Eating Disorders and Chemical Dependency. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and three boys.

Find out more about Lee Wolfe at leewolfeblum.com.


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My Review:
"Brave is the new Beautiful: finding the courage to be the real you," by Lee Wolfe Blum, is an excellent read for each and every woman who feels like she cannot do it all and is feeling overwhelmed with all the pressure to be perfect and do everything.  Lee shares personal stories and stories of women she has met whom are choosing to be themselves, rip off the masks they are hiding behind, a perfect front that they are putting on to the world and those they interact with in their everyday lives.  One of my favorite sections (one of many!) in this book is: "I think the journey to discovering our true identity is one we walk our whole lives.  Our understanding doesn't always unfold in the time frame we'd like, but God is always at our side, urging us onward, holding us close to him."  This is just one part that jumped out at me and I read it again and underlined it.  This is such an inspiring book that has me thinking about who I am, who I want to be and who I present to others.  I love the questions for reflection at the end of each chapter, for personal thought, but also to discuss with others. 

To read other reviews included on this blog tour, go here!

*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book.*