30 November 2012

A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs Reviewed by Carrie Fancett Pagels



A Wreath of Snow
A Wreath of Snow


Reviewed by Carrie Fancett Pagels

                                                  
I ordered this beautiful hardcover Christmas Novella after seeing a postcard of it, sent in the mail. Between the gorgeous picture and Liz Curtis Higgs writing it--I had to have this book! So I ordered it and copies for our two American contributors. Then I received an AUTOGRAPHED copy from Liz herself- WOW!!! How very special and I will treasure this book!

Set in Scotland, this novella (the length is more of a short book length, however) presents the problems that come when we deceive others. In terms of bibliotherapy, I would recommend this book to someone who has either been deceived by someone or who is having difficulty forgiving themselves for having been less than honest with someone. 

A drunken young man engaged in the sport of curling severely injures a boy whose sister has brought him to the event.  Still single at age twenty-six, Meg is somewhat estranged from her family. Her brother, Alan, who was injured as a child, revels in his role as invalid and has become an embittered young man.  So much so that his only sibling, Meg, attempts to return from home back to Glasgow early during her Christmas holiday--not even staying to celebrate Christmas with her parents and brother, and feeling mighty guilty.  

On board the train, Meg unwittingly engages in conversation with Gordon Shaw, who injured her brother and is now a journalist. He fails to correct her misunderstanding of his name, and who he is, finding himself very much enjoying the young woman's conversation aboard the snow-surrounded train.

Later, Meg does as Alan had done--deceiving her parents by allowing them to misconstrue his true name and identity. But the ultimate deception comes from another character. I will be honest, early on I guessed what likely would happen with this specific character later. I still enjoyed the storyline and the way Liz brought about the expected behavior (that aspect was unique.)

This is not truly novella length (which usually run closer to 20,000 words), despite the cover indicating that A Wreath of Snow is a Victorian novella--so plan to spend more than one evening reading unless you are a quick reader.  This is a lovely Christmas read--full of redemption and forgiveness. I highly recommend it!

Question: Have you ever deceived someone to "save the peace?" Did this action backfire on you?

You can find Liz's books at AmazonCBDB&N and other bookstores.

Giveaway:  We are giving away a hardcover copy of this book to one commenter this week. And a second giveaway for the week for any of Liz's books, choice of format.



29 November 2012

Diana Reviews A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs



A Wreath of Snow

Reviewed by Diana Flowers
~4.5 stars
                                      
                                              
                                          Heartwarming Yuletide Tale!
 


In A Wreath of Snow, Liz Curtis Higgs pens a tender, heartwarming yuletide novella set against the backdrop of 1800s Scotland, where blustery snowstorms and the smell of freshly cut evergreens hang heavily in the air.

Our lovely heroine, Margaret Campbell wishes only to return home to Stirling to enjoy a warm Christmas with her family, but is driven away by the bitterness and apathy of her younger brother, Alan. Alan has been confined to a wheelchair ever since an accident that occurred when he was a young lad has left him paralyzed, and his mean spirited ways drive Meg back to Edinburgh where she holds a teaching position.

As Meg boards the train to return to Edinburgh, she meets a handsome young newspaperman named Gordon Shaw, and as their lives intertwine her destiny is forever changed. Gordon struggles under a load of remorse and shame that he has born for years, and should Meg find out why -- what will become of the feelings she is beginning to develop for him? And as the heavy snowfall continues to build -- will the train make it to Edinburgh or will a disaster ensue, causing long buried, dark secrets to finally come to light? 

Liz Curtis Higgs is a masterful storyteller, and this powerful story of forgiveness and redemption is a wonderful way to usher in the Christmas season. Heartwarming, with compelling and well developed characters, and a very strong spiritual thread throughout, this one is the perfect "sitting by a crackling fire with a cup of hot chocolate" read! Nicely done as always, Liz Curtis Higgs!

Liz's awesome books can be purchased through CBD, Amazon, and Lifeway Christian Bookstore.
 

Giveaway: We will be giving away two Liz Curtis Higgs' books this week. Leave a comment for a chance to win. 


Question: The main theme of this book is forgiveness. Is there someone you need to forgive this Christmas season to start the New Year off right? Perhaps yourself?
 
 

27 November 2012

Teresa Mathews Reviews A Wreath of Snow by Liz Curtis Higgs

4.5 Stars****

Reviewed by Teresa Mathews

                                                  
When I received this beautiful Christmas Novella in the mail I was in awe at the beauty of the cover. The train on the front took me back in time to when my oldest son was just a boy and his love of trains. So it was with that fond memory I started Liz’s book.

Liz has taken us to the beautiful snow covered Isle of Scotland where we are introduced to Margaret Campbell, a bonnie lass of twenty six years. Meg was so hoping this Christmas she would be able to have a pleasant visit with her family but alas that was not to be. Alan her brother that was injured as a child in a freak accident that left him unable to walk without help has become very bitter and angry at the world. Blaming Meg for things that were beyond her control and being unbearably rude Meg feels she has to flee her parent’s home and her brother's wrath. Intending to travel back to her quiet home in Edinburgh on this snowy Christmas Eve Meg finds God has a different plan. Instead of heading home Meg begins a journey that will find her walking in a snowstorm to get back to the station after the train has been stopped by a huge snowdrift. While walking back Meg interacts with the weary travelers that were on the train with her. The one that has caught her attention the most is the handsome young man that seems to have noticed her as well. Is he someone God has sent to ease her loneliness or will he bring even more sorrow to Meg’s life?

Gordon Shaw is a young man guilt-ridden by things in his past, even though he has changed his life and he knows God has forgiven him, he still carries the weight from it with him. Gordon now works for a newspaper in Glasgow and he is on his way home when he too is stranded on the train. It didn’t take Gordon long to notice the beautiful, quiet young lady sitting across the aisle from him, of course at the time he has no clue that she is linked to the horror from his past that still haunts him. Will meeting Meg be the key that God uses to free Gordon from his past? Does God intend to bring joy and happiness from the sorrow Gordon caused those many years ago?

Liz does a remarkable job with this story that goes from sorrow and deception to joy and redemption. Since it is a novella it’s a quick read but a very enjoyable one that you won’t want to put down. Thank you Liz for taking me back in time to a beautiful place that has left me with lovely thoughts of the real meaning of Christmas.

Question; Do you have one favorite Christmas memory you would like to share with us?

You can find Liz's books at AmazonCBD, B&N and other bookstores.

Giveaway:  We are giving away a hardcover copy of this book to one lucky commenter this week. And a second giveaway for the week for any of Liz's books, choice of format, including choice of her "The Girl's Still Got It" reviewed by Diana Flowers on Monday!



25 November 2012

Diana Flowers Reviews The Girl's Still Got It by Liz Curtis Higgs

The Girl's Still Got It!



REVIEWED BY DIANA FLOWERS

~5 stars*****

                                   Prepare To Be Changed!
                     
In this delightful study of the book of Ruth, Liz Curtis Higgs sweeps us away on a fascinating journey back in time as the reader gets to know Ruth and Naomi in a whole new light. We will have an opportunity to walk with Ruth, experience her feelings, uncertainties, and acts of faith, and learn to apply them to our lives today.  

As we take an intimate peek into the faith of Ruth and her Boaz, we will see and experience in a way as never before how God's plan unfolds in her life. He walks with her and listens to her very thoughts just as He does yours and you have "value, integrity, vibrancy, and worth" (thanks, Liz!). In spite of your past, God loves you fully and completely and has a wonderful plan for your life, just as He had for Ruth. 

Read this gem of a book that is interlaced with Liz's delightful sense of humor and find out how God still wants to forgive your past, handle your present, and provide for your future. Girl, you still got it! 




This book and other awesome books by Liz Curtis Higgs may be purchased through CBD, Amazon, Lifeway, and your local bookstores.

Question: Have you read any of Liz's other nonfiction books?  If so, which one(s)?

Giveaway:  We will be giving away two Liz Curtis Higgs' books this week.  Leave a comment for a chance to win.  

24 November 2012

Noela Nancarrow Reviews A Light in the Window by Julie Lessman


A Light in the Window by Julie Lessman

A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW 
(2012)
by Noela Nancarrow

AGLOW WITH BRILLIANCE!

‘A Light in the Window’ is a stunningly beautiful prequel to one of the most incredibly fun, intensely romantic, relationship building, and faith-inspiring series you’ll ever read! And this prequel is no less the same!

Eighteen year old Marceline (Marcy) Murphy arrives back in Boston, Massachusetts in the summer of 1895 with her parents, and with the hope and faith her father could find work back in their home town after losing his job. It was with excitement and nerve-wracking trepidation that she was now standing on the doorstep of her treasured life-long friend… elated that she’s about to see her dearest friend Julie, but jittery as a June-bug that Julie’s brother Sam O’Rourke may be home as well! With his charm, humor, and protectiveness, Sam had always been her hero growing up, while leaving an indelible footprint on her heart.  Though his wayward ways that Julie had written to her about often, left her shocked, it hadn’t completely snuffed out her teenage infatuation. Marcy largely attributed those shameful flaws in Sam to the influence of his best friend, the dangerously handsome and cocky Casanova, Patrick O’Connor. And she planned to keep her heart well away from both of them.

Untrusting of these two men, Marcy is grateful, although anything but composed, that they’ll both be working with her and Julie on a Christmas play that the girls are organizing to raise money for the St. Mary’s Parish Soup Kitchen. And when she learns that these two flirty Lothario’s are both vying after her affections, it puts her world into an even greater spin. How will this tug-of-war for Marcy’s love affect Sam and Patrick’s strong friendship? And can either of these two rogues of disreputable reputation ever be tamed and transformed from their scandalous ways? And who will finally win Marcy’s heart? Be prepared for an abundance of drama, copious tears, smiles aplenty and quite a few surprises!

The play ‘A Light in the Window’ is based on the Irish custom of placing a candle in the window on Christmas Eve to welcome the Holy Family. This play becomes a beacon of light for many of the story’s wonderful characters, including some of the soup kitchen participants. These rich characters are written with so much depth and warmth, they actually feel tangible! A Light in the Window will warm your heart, your marriage, and your faith, being filled to the brim with passion, sacrifice, grace, and compassion.


Question: Christmas is a time of giving as well as receiving. Have you ever been blessed to have had the opportunity to give or share something memorable to someone else?

Giveaway:  Answer the question and leave your email address (unless you are someone we know well!) and you will be entered for the giveaway of this ebook.  

23 November 2012

Colonial Quills Serial Anthology and Tea Party!



We are offering a holiday gift to our readers over at Colonial Quills. Through mid-January we have NINE authors contributing to a serial anthology of Christian historical fiction!  FREE!  Three of the chapters have already gone live--Carrie Fancett Pagels's, Susan F. Craft's and Carla Olson Gade's contributions.

Here is the schedule: Click here  Follow the links in the schedule to read each part of the three serials posted.





There is a giveaway associated with EACH serial post.  Leave a comment on each one to be entered for a book by Laura Frantz, Susan Craft, and/or Carla Olson Gade.  








Today, on Black Friday, we are having a 
Tea Party on Colonial Quills to celebrate publications by Kelly Long, Dina Sleiman, and Gina Welborn. We will be announcing the giveaways from the first three serials and also giving away THREE books: copies of a book by Kelly Long, Dina's ebook, and a novella by Gina.  We will also have a colonial gift basket for one winner who comes "in character" which always makes things so fun!!! Come on by!  And make sure to come by Overcoming With God (our new name!) tomorrow, too, for our giveaway over here.  

Put OWG at the CQ party to have your comment count THREE times in the giveaways! Who needs Black Friday when you can have a great time with our colonial friends and enjoy tea and refreshments!  See you there!





22 November 2012

THANKS, a Thanksgiving Poem by Teresa S. Mathews






                                        THANKS

                       Come ye thankful people come,
                       Praise Him, God's only son.

                       Thank Him for His wonderful deeds,
                       Thank Him for meeting all our needs.

                       Thank Him for His loving ways,
                       Thank Him each and every day.

                       Thank Him with your hands held high,
                       Thank Him until the day you die.

                       Thank Him for family and friends,
                       Thank Him for love that never ends.

                       Thank you Lord for blessings one and all,
                       Thank you for each one, big or small.

                       Help me Lord each and every day
                       To tell you thank you no matter what comes my way.
                                                    Teresa S. Mathews 11/19/11(c)


Happy Thanksgiving from Carrie,
Diana, Marian, Noela and Teresa

21 November 2012

Diana Flowers Reviews A Light in the Window by Julie Lessman


A Light in the Window
                       

 ~5 Stars*****  
 Reviewed by Diana Flowers   

                          
                                 A Magical Christmas Story!


In this prequel to The Daughters of Boston and The Winds of Change series, Julie Lessman ushers in the holiday season with crystalline snowflakes a-falling, boughs of holly, beautifully lit candles in the windows, Christmas programs, and soul-stirring romance in the frosty air!
Marceline Murphy returns to Boston after a 5 year stay in New York, and is reunited with her childhood friend, Julie O'Rourke, and her handsome rogue of a brother, Sam. Marcy has had a crush on Sam ever since childhood and longs to be a part of his close knit family, but his reputation precedes him as the biggest womanizing rogue on the streets of the Southie, second only to his best friend, Patrick O'Connor.


As Marcy becomes the organizer for a Christmas program fund raiser for St. Mary's parish entitled A Light in the Window, sparks begin to fly as both of these handsome, skirt chasing men begin to pursue her. Drawn to Marcy by her natural beauty, and her gentle and spiritual demeanor, both men find themselves falling in love with her, but which man will respond to A Light in the Window? -- which according to her Grandma symbolizes the light of Christ in Marcy's heart. It is only as calamity strikes during the Christmas program that Marcy learns the true, personal meaning of the Irish Christmas story, A Light in the Window.


If you have never read any of Julie Lessman's books, this heartwarming prequel would be the best place to start as Marcy and so and so (no spoiler alerts-lol) are the wisdom filled patriarch and matriarch in each of the novels in these two wonderful series! I LOVED this book and it's sweet, heartwarming spiritual message to all during this Christmas season. I was covered in goose bumps at the conclusion with eyes brimming with tears, as I said goodbye to this lovely family I've grown to know and love. Destined to become a Christmas classic, this is a must read for all...for He truly is a "light in the window" in all of our hearts!

A Light in the Window can be purchased in e-book format through Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.

Giveaway:  This ebook will be given away to one commenter on this post. You must be one of Julie's Facebook author page followers to win.  Simply go to her FB author page and click "Like" (Here is the link to her page.) Just put JL in your comment so we know! Thanks!

Question: I love how everyone came out to the Christmas play to help support the fundraiser! Is there a spiritual tradition you and your family observe during Christmas?





                                                                                              

20 November 2012

Teresa Mathews Reviews A Light in the Window by Julie Lessman






Reviewed by Teresa Mathews
 ~5 Stars*****  




Once again Julie has created a story that finds me at a loss of words to describe its magnificence. This story is the prequel to all the other stories in Julie’s Daughters of Boston and the Winds of Change Series. It’s the story of Marceline Murphy and two of Boston’s most notorious rogues, Sam O‘Rourke and Patrick O‘Connor.

After a five year absence Marceline Murphy is excited to be back in Boston. And she is even more excited to be reunited with Julie O’Rourke her best friend since childhood. While spending time with Julie, Marcy runs into Sam, Julie’s older brother. Marcy has had a crush on Sam since she made the mistake of climbing a tree as a child and he had to come up and rescue her. But Marcy is leery of Sam now because rumor has it he and his best friend Patrick O’Connor are the most well known rogues in the south end of Boston. And Marcy has no use for a rogue, regardless of how handsome he is or how long she has known him.

Sam and Patrick have been close as brothers almost their entire life, they have both made quite a reputation with the ladies. Nothing has ever come between the two of them and both are sure nothing ever will until the day Marceline Murphy comes back to town. Both young men are quite smitten with Marcy, but she wants a husband that has turned his heart over to God. Which young man will win Marcy’s heart? Both men profess their love for her but only one man really means it and is willing to give up everything for her.

Julie has once again given my heart a workout with another pulse pounding passionate masterpiece. If like me, you have been a fan of Julie’s writings since her Daughters of Boston series you already know the ending to this story, but for the dear hearts that haven’t had the pleasure of reading Julie’s work yet I won’t give it away. But I will say this is the absolute perfect place to start reading Julie’s books, I promise your life with never be the same again.  Julie thank you for the perfect story that wraps up one of the most heartwarming series I have ever encountered. It’s bittersweet for it to come to an end but it has left me with a smile on my face and joy in my heart that will last a lifetime.

I have one more thing I want to add...there is an extra surprise in the book that had me rereading that part. Needless to say it was a shocker!!!  LOL That's all I'm saying about it! Now you have to rush and buy a copy!!

You can find this e-book and other books by Julie on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Question: How do you feel about reaching the end of Julie's Boston series? 

Giveaway:  This ebook will be given away to one commenter on this post. You must be one of Julie's Facebook author page followers to win.  Simply go to her FB author page and click "Like" (Here is the link to her page.) Just put JL in your comment so we know! Thanks!


18 November 2012

Debbie Lynne Costello Interviewed by Carrie Fancett Pagels

Debbie Lynne Costello


Debbie Lynne Costello is the administrator of the TheSword and Spirit and of Fiction Addiction Fix. She writes historical romance and is a member of ACFW.

Debbie Lynne, welcome to Overcoming Through Time – With God’s Help.  We appreciate your willingness to share your testimony of overcoming with our readers.  
Hey Carrie! Thank you so much for having me on your blog.

Would you tell us about the most difficult thing in your life you have had to overcome, with God’s help? (transparency appreciated!)
I think this time in my life is one of the hardest times I’ve faced. I had 5 miscarriages trying to have my 4 children and those were tough years and many tears, but today I’m watching my daughter experience some of the same heartbreak and that tears me up and leaves me feeling helpless. As a mom I want to fix things for her, but I can’t. All I can do is pray and leave it in the Lord’s hands and trust Him, knowing that He loves her even more than I do. 

Add to that worry for our parents—my father has lost most of his eyesight because of his brittle diabetes, my grandmother who was left in a wheelchair due to a stroke, my mother who is in her late 70’s carrying for them, and we are the caregivers for my mother-in-law who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It seems there is always a minor or major crisis in our lives making this seem like a deep valley we are walking through right now. It’s tough seeing the people you love lose their health. My first reaction is to worry and stress. And if I didn’t know the scripture in Malachi that says, For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord, I think I’d feel like it so overwhelming I’d just want to shut down.

It’s hard for both my husband and I to watch his mother change to the point we feel at times we don’t know her. Being her caregiver, taking care of her needs and not being able to reason or explain things to an unhappy her is difficult to say the least. I always knew we’d care for her, but I never dreamed it would be her mind that went. I thought it’d be just her body where I could do things and she would be the same mom except for mobility. But that isn’t the way it turned out.

I feel spread thin at times as I try balancing my children still at home, babysitting a grandchild, caring for a parent, and working on a career. And you know what? I can’t do it all on my own. It’s only through God’s grace that I can do any of it.

I have to hold to the promise that God is in control and loves us all. I have to lay my burdens on Him when they are just too heavy to bear. As the scripture says, if we wait on Him, He will renew our strength. It comes down to trusting Him. He’s the light in darkness, hope for the hopeless. He’s the one who cares when no one else does. He’s my comforter. And I can do all things through Him.

What is your favorite bible verse and why? Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. 
I know, not a very original favorite, but this verse has so much promise. And in this industry we do a lot of waiting! It gives me hope. I think there is so much in this verse and every word speaks to me personally. I love the symbolism of the eagle too. They are such strong, beautiful creatures and for God to liken us to them is uplifting. He sees us as strong and beautiful even when we feel weak and ugly. How encouraging is that!

What has been the most important thing you hope your readers will get from your blogs and why?
I do hope my readers will be encouraged by the books of authors I have as guests. I want them to get to know the authors better so they seem real rather than just a name on a cover of a book. I also hope they’ll find new authors they love and on Fiction Addiction Fix I want them to find free books!
Meeting Street, Charleston, South Carolina

As you researched your manuscripts, did you learn anything that particularly touched your heart?
Yes. That Charleston has suffered many consecutive disasters in the late 1800’s and the love and sense of family and community warmed my heart. It made me wish for the days when people were less about themselves and more about each other.

In this latest work, do you have any topics that will be useful for bibliotherapy, or therapeutic influence through reading about a disorder or situation?  
Both actually. There was abuse (before the story starts), a heroine with amnesia who must deal with the death of three family members, a hero who wants to control all situations, and unrequited love.

Thank you Debbie Lynne for agreeing to answer these questions.  Have a blessed day and keep on writing!!
Thank you for having me, Carrie. It’s been fun. God Bless!

Giveaway:  We have a basket of goodies for one special reader who leaves a comment. It has candy, tea, frosty nail polish, a holiday ornament, books and more! (USA only for this giveaway.)  Extra counts (3) given for followers of Debbie Lynn's blogs (put S&S if you follow The Sword and Spirit) put FAF (1 extra count) for Fiction Addiction Fix.  Debbie Lynne can also be found on Facebook (click here) and on Twitter (click here.)



Question: Are you a caregiver for an adult family member or have you ever been? What has helped you most to cope with this role?






17 November 2012

Streams by Murray Pura Reviewed by Marian Baay

Streams
Zondervan, 2010


Reviewed by Marian Baay

5 stars~*****


In Streams author Murray Pura takes us on a journey alongside several important waters in the Bible. He explains the importance of water in Scripture and blends his own – sometimes difficult – life experiences in the story.
Israel met several obstacles in waters like the Red Sea and when they sat at the River of Babylon. As modern Christians we meet the same sort of obstacles and need God to help us through.
There are times we dwell in a spiritual desert where everything seems dry and lifeless. We see Elijah and David also going through that. It’s encouraging to read how the author honestly writes about the time in his own spiritual desert.
There are found new beginnings and new life at the Jordan River. It was at the Sea of Galilee where Jesus was always there for his disciples—just like He is always with us now.

This book is adventurous, exciting, also sobering and encouraging—it offers hope through our tribulations. It’s beautifully written and once again the author knows how to paint the story in the reader’s mind.

I have also listened to the audio of this book—which the author has narrated by himself. I believe listening to the author reading his own book will only add to the blessing this book already is.



Murray's books can be purchased through Amazon, at CBD,  also available through Barnes and Noble, and other bookstores.

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GIVEAWAY: One commenter who answers today's question and is a follower of this blog will win a copy of Streams. Tell us if you are a follower when you leave a comment and don't forget to leave your email address as well.
QUESTION: As Christians we need God's help daily. Is there a special thing God helped you with that you are willing to share with us?

You can also still enter the TWO giveaways for a book by Mindy Starns Clark of your choice!
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15 November 2012

Teresa Mathews Reviews Beauty To Die For by Mindy Starns Clark and Kim Alexis


Beauty to Die For

By Mindy Starns Clark and Kim Alexis

Reviewed by Teresa Mathews

4.5 Stars

In this intriguing who-done-it Mindy and Kim give us a look into the life of a former supermodel that has formed her own skincare company.

Twenty four year old Juliette Taylor was fed up with her life as a supermodel, she wanted to make a change but didn’t quite know how until she meets a handsome stranger in an airport. While stranded in the airport for hours they form a life changing bond, but instead of acting in haste they both pledge to meet again as soon as they have their lives on course.

Fast forward twenty five years Juliette is co-owner of a skincare company, JT Lady, which provides beauty products to salons and spas. Juliette is well known for her seminars for Christian ladies that serve others, she even has a catchy phrase for it; “Isn't it time someone took care of YOU for a change?”

While en route to Palm Grotto Spa where she is holding a weekend retreat, Juliette encounters another supermodel from the old days, Raven the beautiful fiery redhead with an equally fiery temper. Surprisingly Raven is also headed to Palm Grotto, and when she learns Juliette is headed there Raven becomes enraged and threatens to kill Juliette. Less than 24 hours later Raven is dead and everyone thinks Juliette could have had something to do with it. Juliette needs someone to help her solve Raven’s murder because it seems the police aren’t doing a very good job.

Twenty five years later Juliette’s TOTGA (the one that got away), the mystery man from the airport, Marcus Stone shows up and attempts to reconnect with Juliette. Will he be the help she needs to solve the case? Or is he there because he was sent by the FBI to spy on Juliette?

This is a wonderful story that will keep you guessing with its many twists and turns. I enjoyed reading about the various spa treatments and thinking “I wish I could be there”! This dynamic duo of Mindy and Kim seemed to work well together because this was an enjoyable story that left me wanting to read more by them! Thanks ladies, great job!

I was given a copy of this to read by B&H Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.





Buy Mindy's book at Amazon, CBD, Barnes & Noble or other bookstores.

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Simply put OF after your name if you are a follower, and add your email 
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It is mentioned in this review that Juliette hosts a retreat for Christian ladies that minister to others, so my question is; Are you in Christian Ministry? You can also share what type of ministry if you would like. This is just another fun way for us to get to know you a little better.

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