About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Warfare Prayers for Women: Securing God's Victory in Your Life by Quin Sherrer

Warfare Prayers for Women: Securing God's Victory in Your LifeABOUT THE BOOK

Satan has a strategy to wreak havoc in our lives by stirring up strife, disrupting relationships, and overwhelming us with fear, anxiety, anger, and insecurity. Although our adversary is relentless, women are particularly equipped to stand confidently in this war through biblically based, intentional prayer--the heart of spiritual warfare.

Written by two veteran prayer warriors and mentors, Warfare Prayers for Women will guide readers to victory in the most challenging areas of life.

The book contains specific prayers for
- facing and overcoming hindrances
- approaching life's milestones
- protecting family members
- shining the gospel light into communities and nations
 

MY THOUGHTS.....

Have you every needed to talk to God but found yourself unable to voice your thoughts? Has your emotional distress prevented you from knowing how to pray? Warfare Prayers for Women is a wonderful resource filled with over one hundred prayers that will help you in those times and these prayers apply to women of different ages who are in different stages of their life. Each short prayer is paired with a selection of God's Word to add more power to your prayer time and I appreciate that there is one whole chapter at the end of the book devoted to Scriptures for Intercession & Warfare. Today's women need all of the ammunition they can find in dealing with spiritual warfare!

There are often times when I find myself uncertain how to pray and this is a book that I will certainly use over and over because Warfare Prayers for Women is a wonderful way to improve my prayer life and increase my faith. It has an added bonus of being small enough to carry in my purse and its beautiful appearance makes it perfect for gift-giving also!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Chosen Books but was under no obligation to post a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ABOUT THE AUTHORS



Quin Sherrer has written or co-authored 31 books, exceeding a million copies. She has spoken to audiences in 48 states and 12 nations and on more than 350 radio and TV shows. For several years Quin also served on the Aglow International board of directors. She lives in Florida. Learn more at her Website








Ruthanne Garlock is an author and Bible teacher who, with Quin Sherrer, has co-authored 20 books and written two missions biographies. With a broad background of ministry in 35 nations, she travels and teaches for churches, seminars and women's groups. Ruthanne lives in Texas.


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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

His Pretend Amish Bride by Rachel J. Good: Review & Giveaway with Celebrate Lit



About the Book



Book:  His Pretend Amish Bride
Author: Rachel J. Good
Genre:  Amish Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2020

In a small Amish town like Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, one solution to an indiscretion is to get married. Or perhaps, fake a respectable engagement . . .

Priscilla Ebersol has a fulfilling life teaching special needs children—until her boyfriend’s humiliating betrayal ruins her reputation and threatens her job. Shunned for something she didn’t do, Priscilla throws herself into a project on the benefits of camel’s milk for autism. Her research leads her to a newly opened Amish camel farm, where she discovers far more than she bargained for. . .

When a pushy Englisch company shows interest in shy, handsome Gabriel Kauffman’s camel farm, he struggles to get out of a sticky negotiation. Lovely, well-spoken Priscilla appears at the perfect moment and defends Gabe’s business so well that she is mistaken for his wife, a pretense they both secretly wish could be true. But though their bond deepens, Priscilla’s heart is still wounded, and Gabe battles with a troubling secret. And when a misunderstanding comes between them, it will take faith, honesty, and trust in God to overcome the past—and to allow their partnership to blossom into something more.


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MY THOUGHTS.....

His Pretend Amish Bride examines the eagerness to spread rumors and the damage that occurs from that gossip, but it is also a story of believing in God and fully trusting in His plan for our life. Priscilla Ebersol is betrayed by her boyfriend, falsely accused of things that she didn't do, and even judged by her own mother, but this sweet, compassionate young woman doesn't react in a negative way. Instead, she chooses to forgive and to help others who are dealing with their own struggles.

"Sometimes what appears heartbreaking is only God's way of moving us to a new and better place."

Author Rachel J. Good has written a wonderful story of faith and trust and there is also the promise of a sweet love story between Priscilla and Gabriel Kaufmann. If you enjoy Amish fiction and Christian romance, you will certainly want to read His Pretend Amish Bride.

I received a copy of this book from the author via Celebrate Lit. There was no obligation to write a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



About the Author



USA Today bestselling author RACHEL J. GOOD writes life-changing, heart-tugging novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. She grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her Amish novels. Striving to be as authentic as possible, she spends time with her Amish friends, doing chores on their farm and attending family events.
Rachel is the author of several Amish series in print or forthcoming – the bestselling Love & PromisesSisters & FriendsUnexpected Amish BlessingsSurprised by Love (2021), and two books in Hearts of Amish Country – as well as the Amish Quilts Coloring Books. In addition, she has stories in many anthologies, including Love’s Thankful Heart, Love’s Christmas Blessings, Plain Everyday HeroesLove’s Truest Hope, and the forthcoming Amish Christmas Twins (September 2020) with Shelley Shepard Gray and Loree Lough. She is also the coauthor of the Prayerful Author Journey: Inspirational Yearly Planner.

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A few years ago, I passed Amish camel farm in Bird-in-Hand, PA. As an author, seeing anything new or different always piques my interest, so I went for a visit. Not only did I explore the farm and store, I bought camel’s milk to drink. I think it’s important to do in-depth research for the settings and information I include in my Amish novels.

I was fascinated to discover camels usually bond to one milker, only give a little milk each day, and are extremely expensive to buy. All of those are reasons why camel’s milk is so expensive. It costs $15 for a pint. Much pricier than cow’s milk.

And if you’re wondering how camel’s milk tastes, the best way I can think of to describe it is a slightly salty version of powdered milk. It’s more watery than cow’s milk.

Because I grew up drinking powdered milk during my early childhood years when we lived in Africa, I’d always vowed never again to drink it once we moved back to the United States. A vow I’ve kept. That was never a problem living in Pennsylvania, where there’s plenty of farmland, cow, and Amish, of course.

The camel’s milk was enough like powdered milk to make me gag. But because I want to be sure my books are authentic, I drank it. So, readers, now you know how much a I care about you.

My concern for you also extends to more than just getting factual information correct. I pray for each and every one of you as I write my stories. I hope that they will touch your heart and bring you closer to God.

Blog Stops

The Avid Reader, June 29
Among the Reads, June 30
Bigreadersite, July 9
Pause for Tales, July 11
Lighthouse Academy Blog, July 11 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)
Artistic Nobody, July 12 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)
Vicky Sluiter, July 12

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away the grand prize package of an autographed copy of the book and $25 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.