Monday, November 12, 2018

The Unannounced Christmas Visitor by Patrick Higgins + A GIVEAWAY


About the Book

Book: The Unannounced Christmas Visitor 

Author: Patrick Higgins 

Genre: Christian fiction/Christmas 

Release Date: November 18, 2014

What if angels really did come from the most unlikely of places? That’s exactly what happens in this heartwarming story, set in a homeless community in Anywhere USA. Sent to Planet Earth by his Maker, disguised as a homeless person, Enoch was on a mission: to rescue a man whose life was slowly but steadily spiraling out of control 

Inspired by Hebrews 13:2, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it,” this story will stir your soul like never before, guaranteed! 2016 IPA (INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHER AWARDS) GOLD MEDAL AWARD WINNER.

Click here to purchase your copy!

My Review

This is an amazing look at the redemption given by God!

The characters in this book are incredibly well developed. There is so much variety that just about any person you will come across in real life is represented by one of them. The problems that they face are extremely believable and understandable. Some of them have deep seated doubts about God and life itself. Others are standing on the firm foundation of belief in Jesus Christ. I was captivated by all of the different interactions.

The amount of scripture that is gone over is fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the in-depth look at the Bible itself and the truth that is found in it. There is a lot of soul searching and growth. It gave me a lot to think about as I sought God about my own life too.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.


I find myself compelled to give this wonderful book a rating of 5 stars. I am highly recommending it.

About the Author


Patrick Higgins is the author of “The Pelican Trees”, “Coffee In Manila”, the award-winning “The Unannounced Christmas Visitor”, and the award-winning prophetic end times series, “Chaos In The Blink Of An Eye.”




Guest Post from Patrick

Why I wrote the book: Inspired by Hebrews 13:2, “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it,” this story will stir your soul like never before, guaranteed!

Blog Stops

Lighthouse Academy, November 10
The Power of Words, November 11
Genesis 5020, November 12
Bogging With Carol, November 12
Moments, November 14
Mary Hake, November 15
Inklings and notionsNovember 16
Bibliophile Reviews, November 17
Vicky Sluiter, November 18
Godly Book Reviews, November 19
Luv’N Lambert Life, November 20
Texas Book-aholic, November 21
Janices book reviews, November 21
Carpe Diem, November 22
Bigreadersite, November 22
amandainpaNovember 23

Giveaway

To celebrate his tour, Patrick is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! 

Click the link below to enter. 


Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The Patriot Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #4) by Kimberley Woodhouse













Title: The Patriot Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #4)
Author: Kimberley Woodhouse
Pages: 256
Year: 2018
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Format: eBook (also available in paperback)
Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.

About the book:

     Spies work together for the Patriot cause!

     Faith Jackson is a wealthy widow, friend of George Washington, and staunch supporter of the Patriot cause. Matthew Weber is friends with both Ben Franklin and his son Willian, who increasingly differ in their political views; and Matthew finds himself privy to information on both sides of the conflict. When a message needs to get to a spy among the Loyalists, Faith bravely steps up and in turn meets Matthew Weber. Suddenly she believes she could love again. But someone else has his eye on the Faith she portrays in elite social circles. What will Matthew and Faith have to sacrifice for the sake of their fledgling country?

My review:

     This is a remarkable historical romance!

     I love both of the main characters. Faith is an incredibly strong woman. She has learned how to survive without a man in charge of her household because of her strength. She knows how to lead and she expects those around her to follow her instructions. She helps immensely in the difficult situations that she faces during the beginning of the war.

     Matthew is everything you can ask for in a hero in a book. He is strong, handsome, and very dedicated to his beliefs and doing all that he can to support the cause. Throw in there the fact that he is always willing to protect Faith is just perfect.

     The storyline is captivating. I was drawn into it and anxious to find out how things turn out for Faith and Matthew. It was a nice fictional story built into the history of the Revolutionary War. Seeing George Washington and Benjamin Franklin brought into the story and interacting with Faith and Matthew was wonderful.

     I thoroughly enjoyed reading the author’s note at the end of the book to see what she had to say about the use of actual historical characters in her book. It was great to read her thoughts and see a glimpse into how she views history.

     I find myself compelled to give this fantastic book a rating of 5 stars. I’m highly recommending it.


Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

Friday, November 2, 2018

Amish Christmas Emergency (Amish Country Justice #5) by Dana R. Lynn













Title: Amish Christmas Emergency (Amish Country Justice #5)
Author: Dana R. Lynn
Pages: 224
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.

About the book:

     There’s nowhere to hide from a deadly stalker…

     Can Amish Country Justice save her?

     The peaceful Amish community seems like the perfect refuge for nurse Alexa Grant—until her stalker returns. And when menacing gifts and threats turn into attempts on her life, she knows she’ll never be safe without the help of police officer Gavin Jackson. Yet Gavin’s growing closeness to Alexa enrages the stalker, who is determined to cancel Christmas for them…permanently.

My review:

     This is an amazing adrenaline rush romantic suspense novel!

     I loved going back to LaMar Pond, Pennsylvania. It was fun visiting with the police force of this small town again and seeing the growth of the officers’ families. Gavin Jackson took center stage for this visit and he was an incredible hero. He was riddled with self doubt and baggage which made him a very realistic character.

     Alexa Grant was a wonderful damsel in distress. When the book opened she didn’t even know she was in danger. She had moved to the small town to lick her wounds after suffering a terrible loss. I was able to understand her pain and was rooting for her to work through it and grow as a person because of it.

     The plot of the mystery was so well crafted that I was caught up in it and determined to see it through to the end. There had to be justice so that the citizens of LaMar Pond would be safe. The twists and turns that the story took were fantastic. When the culprit was revealed I was totally blown away and hadn’t seen it coming.

     I am giving this wonderful book a rating of 5 stars. I’m highly recommending it.


Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*