Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blog tour: ‘We Three Kings’ by John Pontius




About the book:

When the signs of the Savior’s birth appear, Nephi witnesses another miracle—the Liahona starts working again after 600 years of being idle! Determined to find and worship the King of kings, Nephi takes his brother Timothy and skeptic Cephus on a journey across the ocean that ultimately changes their lives—and the course of history—as they become the legendary Three Wise Men.
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Bonneville Books (September 9, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1462114970
ISBN-13: 978-1462114979

About the author:

John Pontius was born on May 12, 1952 in Moscow, Idaho to wonderful parents, Robert V. and Ann Pontius. He passed on peacefully in his home on December 10, 2012, after a lifetime of service to the Lord Jesus Christ. John had the sweet and humbling gift of writing with the pen of angels. The Lord gave him an ability uniquely his to express the gospel of Jesus Christ in a simple yet magnificently beautiful way. Throughout his life, he has touched many thousands of lives through his published books and firesides. John’s passions also included music, playing piano and organ masterfully since a young boy, oil painting, woodworking, conducting choral and orchestra (his favorite being the Mat-Su Alaska Community Messiah, which he did for many years), Christmas, and anything that captivated his mechanical and technical genius.

My review: We Three Kings

4 STARS

This is a work of fiction with some real events and people thrown in. It is a good story and makes you think about the three wise men and their journey to find the Savior. I did not want to put it down.

The main characters is the Prophet Nephi son of Nephi, his brother Timothy, & Cephus they are going on a quest to take a gift to the Christ child. Cephus is a rich lawyer and skeptic.

This does have real people from the Book of Mormon, but we don't know if they ever left and came back especially Nephi. At the back he explains who or what events were real and what he based the story on.

If you saw the star would you have taken a trip to see the baby Jesus. I want to say yes but I probably would go back and forth on my decision to cross the ocean on a boat without maps. Scary! They had the power of God to guide them though with the Liahona now it has started to work again.

I was drawn right into the story. Their is plenty of drama, faith, history and imagination in this tale. It is also a clean read.

I was given this ebook to read for the purpose of giving a honest review and be part of We Three Kings book tour.






He's so Fine Blitz







Book Summary:

For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It's the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she's rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she's ever laid hands on.

Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to "save" him. In fact, he'd like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He's just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole's heart, or will it be the end of Olivia's days in little Lucky Harbor?





Jill's Bio:
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

You can learn more about Jill at:
JillShalvis.com
Twitter @jillshalvis

Facebook.com/jillshalvis





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Monday, September 29, 2014

Murder by the Seaside (The Patience Price Mysteries) by Julie Anne Lindsey

Armed with a new counseling degree, Patience Price is eager to move back home to Chincoteague Island to help folks with their problems. But she finds the streets awash in more than East Coast charm. There's been a murder, and Adrian Davis, the town golden boy who once stomped her heart into a zillion pieces, is the main suspect. Now he's on the run, claiming he's innocent. Patience finds this…poetic. Not that she holds a grudge.

Adrian's mom is sure that with her FBI background Patience can find the truth. Yes, she was at the FBI—in human resources. Still, she looks into it, but not everyone is happy with her snooping. Either that, or the welcome wagon has some bold new policies involving drive-by shootings.

Things really heat up when a hunky former coworker, an actual FBI agent, arrives to help. But he may be too late; the quaint island harbors deadly secrets—and Patience is running out of time.
File Size: 429 KB
Print Length: 214 pages
Publisher: Carina Press (October 7, 2013)



My review :Murder by the Seaside (The Patience Price Mysteries) by Julie Anne Lindsey


4 STARS

I had read Murder in Real Time today and enjoyed it. I love the characters, the mix of characters, mystery, humor and action.
Now I am reading the next book Murder comes Ashore.

Patience Price has been downsized from the FBI. So she came home to Chincoteague Island. She plans to open an office and council others. People don't think she will be able to council anyone because they will be seen. So people come up to her and start talking anywhere then leave her money or they pay something for her. It's funny to see where they will pop up.

Adrian Davis is Patience old boyfriend. He is accused of murder the day she came back home. Adrian's mother wants her to help prove him innocent. Adrian is single.

Sebastian is a FBI agent that Patience has had a crush on so she calls him to pick his brain and he comes to stay a couple of days. Sebastian keeps telling her not to someplace alone but she does and gets in trouble.

The day Patience comes home a murder happens and the accused is Adrian. He asks her for help too and says he is innocent.
Their are roomers that her apartment is haunted. The way people keep getting in I would not stay alone.

I liked this ebook I bought off of Amazon.

Murder in Real Time by Julie Anne Lindsey (The Patience Price Mysteries #3)

Description
Book three of The Patience Price Mysteries

With the chaos of summer tourists and fall birders out of town, counselor Patience Price is looking forward to the quiet life she remembers. She longs for some peace. And an apple fritter. But the calm is cut short when a reality show sets up camp to film a special about ghosts on her little island. Now fans, reporters and crew have flocked to sleepy Chincoteague. Who knew ghost hunters had an entourage?

When two cast members are killed in a room at the local B&B—a room usually occupied by Patience's FBI agent boyfriend, Sebastian—she finds herself on the case. Sebastian doesn't want Patience ruffling any feathers but, as always, she can't help herself.
Patience promises to let Sebastian handle the investigation—he is FBI, after all—but after a drive-by shooting, her wicked curiosity gets the best of her. And with the TV show forging ahead with filming, the list of suspects (and the line of food trucks) only grows. But has the shooter already flown the coop? And how do you find a killer when you don't know who the target is?
File Size: 604 KB
Print Length: 228 pages
Publisher: Carina Press (September 29, 2014)


My review: Murder in Real Time by Julie Anne Lindsey (The Patience Price Mysteries #3)

4 STARS

I want to go back and read the first two books. I like the characters. The island setting. The mystery of what is going on. I like Patience's office of over the whole island. It was fun to watch them all try and figure out what was going on.

Patience Price has come home and going to council people her office is not built. She never knows when a patient wants help. They come to her buying lunch, drink no appointments. Patience dates a FBI agent Sebastian. Her landlord is Patience's old boy friend from college. Patience was let go from FBI.

Sebastian is FBI agent. He came to island to hideout because he has a hit out on him from mob boss.

Adrian Davis has come back to the island. He is running for Mayor of Chincoteague, VA. His campaign head quarters is below Patience's apartment.

Claire is Patience's friend. She works at FBI too. She took the week off and is staying at Patience's apartment.

Adrian has rented his house out for a reality show. He wants to stay in Patience's apartment. Sebastian says no and gives him his key for room he rents by the month. Adrian finds two dead bodies in Sebastian's bed. They are from the reality show.

Claire and Adrian want to help solve the murder. Plus their fans of the show. Their small island gets crowded with all the fans of the show and ghost hunters. Food trucks come over and line up. It makes you hungry. The sheriff and Sebastian tell Patience to stay out of their case. She tries.

Murder in Real Time is entertaining. It is full of action, drama and characters you want to see again and again.

would love to read more of Julie Anne Lindsey books in the future.

I was given this ebook from Net Galley and Carina Press. In return I agreed to give honest review.

The James Miracle by Jason F. Wright Blog tour & review

TITLE: The James Miracle

AUTHOR: Jason F. Wright

Page Count: 112 pages
Genre: Fiction
Format: Hardcover 5X7


RELEASE DATE: September 30, 2014

Fans of New York Times bestselling author Jason F. Wright can

now enjoy his first novel, never before released to the national

market.



Sam and Holly Foster never expected the hardship that caused

their perfect world to shatter. It will take the miracle of their

young son James’s toy boat and a mysterious man to remind

them that heaven is not far and that love is never lost.


About the Author:

Jason F. Wright is the New York Times bestselling author of Christmas Jars and The Wednesday Letters. He writes a weekly column for the Deseret News and Northern Virginia Daily. His

articles have appeared in over fifty newspapers and magazines across the United States including The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Forbes. A popular speaker, Jason has been seen on CNN, FoxNews, C-SPAN, and on local television affiliates around the country. Jason and his wife, Kodi, live in Virginia with their four children.


My review: The James Miracle by Jason F. Wright

5 STARS

This is a fast read, but could have read it a lot faster if I could see through the tears. This is touching story, sometimes funny, sometimes sad. It makes you want to reach out and hug your family. Sometimes we get so busy and forget to slow down spend more time with your family.

Sam and Holly Foster seemed so real to me I had a hard time thinking it was fiction. I liked them. It starts out before they met and how they met. Then James they brought James into their family. Sam & Holly both worked full time and led super busy lives.

The setting for this book was VA, Washington D.C. area

I was impressed that this was first book. It was written as a Christmas present.

I don't think I will at sail boats the same way again. Miracles and prayers do come answered, just sometimes it is not the answer we want, but what is needed.
I like Jason F. Wright writing style. He writes characters that we want to see more of. Story is short to the point but filled with wonder and emotional up and downs. I will keep reading his works with a box of tissue handy.

I was given this book to read from Shadow Mountain so I could give an honest review and be part of its blog tour.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

DANG NEAR DEAD by Nancy G. West (Aggie Mundeen Mystery #2)

Description

A SATISFYING MYSTERY WITH COMPLEX CHARACTERS…

Sub-Genre Tags: Humorous Mystery, Amateur Sleuths, Women Sleuths, Southern Mystery

Aggie vacations with Sam and Meredith at a Texas Hill Country dude ranch with plans to advise her column readers how to stay young and fresh in summer. Except for wranglers, dudes, heat, snakes and poison ivy, what could go wrong?

When an expert rider is thrown from a horse and lies in a coma, Aggie is convinced somebody caused the fall. Despite Sam’s warnings, Aggie is determined to expose the assailant. She concocts ingenious sleuthing methods that strain their dicey relationship as she probes secrets of the ranch and its inhabitants. After she scatters a hornet’s nest of cowboys, she discovers more than one hombre in the bunch would like to slit her throat.
Series: An Aggie Mundeen Mystery

Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (September 30, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1940976405
ISBN-13: 978-1940976402


My review: Dang Near Dead by Nancy G. West

4 STARS

I liked this second book of Aggie Mundeen mystery. It is full of drama, humor and action. The suspense is pretty good. I had no idea who the guilty parties were or there motive. Lots of suspects. It is a clean read.

The three main characters do a lot together Aggie, Meredith and Sam. They decide to go to a dude ranch for a working vacation. No one else knows that Sam is a cop. Aggie starts getting to know the workers on the ranch and they talk to her.
Aggie starts noticing a lot of things around the ranch and eavesdrop a lot.

When a expert rider is thrown off her horse and things don't look right Sam decides to stay at the ranch and not let anyone know he is a detective. Aggie sneaks out after things quite to look over the ground and bags different things. Then two others show up to look around too.

I liked that Sam and Aggie worked together in this book after the first lectures. I hope that Aggie tells Sam what she is hiding from them. I am glad they are getting closer slowly. I want to see more of Aggie and Sam work together again.

The setting for this book is Texas hill country on a dude ranch.

I look forward to reading the next book in the Aggie Mundeen Mystery series.

I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Henery Press. I promised in return to give honest review o Dang Near Dead.



Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thirty-Two Going on Spinster by Becky Monson $25 Amazon or Paypal cash Giveaway & review




Thirty-Two Going on Spinster

Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her job, and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie.

With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie.

But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?

Author Becky Monson

By day, Becky Monson is a mother of three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful time will last… But it probably won’t. Becky runs a large book club on Facebook called “This Chick Reads”.


My review: Thirty-Two Going on Spinster by Becky Monson

4 STARS

Thirty-two Going on Spinster is funny. It makes you smile. It is also a clean read.

Julia Dorning at first I did not admire her. Julia was a gossip, lazy at work and living in her parents basement. Then we see her having a crush on a guy at work and she grows up. The more we see of Julia the more I like her.

Julia thinks she is a spinster. She comes home from work and goes to her basement apartment in her parents basement. She wears two basic colors.

Betsy Brown is a smoker in sales. Julia does not smoke but goes outside with Brown and they gossip. About four times a day.

Jared Moody is the new guy at work. I like him what little we see of him.

Julia gets in some embarrassing moments around Jared. That you just want the ground to open and swallow you up.

Julia loves to bake and when she bakes she loves to share with others. Her one boss loves her cupcakes. I would love to try some of her baked goods.

The setting is Colorado working in a software company. Julia has been their for 10 years.

Thirty-Two Going on Spinster is Becky Monson's first book and I would love to read more from her in the future.

I was given this ebook so I could give a honest review of it and be part of its blog tour.


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Tour Schedule

September 22nd
I Am A Reader – Spotlight
A Book Lover’s Retreat – Spotlight
Kelly P’s Blog – Spotlight
Enter Here Canada – Spotlight
Keely Brooke Keith – Spotlight
Maria Hoagland, LDS Author – Review
Julie Coulter Bellon – Review
My Life, Loves and Passion – Review

September 23rd
Libby’s Library – Review
Authors & Readers Book Corner – Review
deal sharing aunt – Spotlight

September 24th
Cherry Mischievous – Spotlight
I Love to Read and Review Books :) – Spotlight
Curling Up With A Good Book – Spotlight
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! – Spotlight
Coffee Books & Art – Spotlight

September 25th
LOVE. WITHOUT YOU – Spotlight
Books and Paintings by JoAnne – Spotlight
Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Review
Fairiechick’s Fantasy Book Reader – Spotlight
Room With Books – Spotlight

September 26th
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Spotlight
Sweeping Me – Spotlight
LibriAmoriMiei – Review
BookHounds – Spotlight

September 27th
readalot – Review

September 28th
Cuzinlogic – Spotlight

September 29th
Christy’s Cozy Corners – Review
Shelf Full of Books – Review
Victoria Simcox’s Blog – Spotlight

September 30th
Literary Time Out – Review
A Gluten Free Journey – Review
Author Cindy C Bennett – Review

October 1st
Bookworm Lisa – Review
StoreyBook Reviews – Review
Vonnie’s Reading Corner – Review
The Lovely Books – Review
Corazones Literarios – Review

October 2nd
Wishful Endings – Review
Brooklyn Berry Designs – Review
Gustosa Giveaways – Spotlight
A Casual Reader’s Blog – Review

October 3rd
Getting Your Read On – Review
Little Whimsy Books – Review
My Book A Day – Review
Books Are Sanity!!! – Review