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!

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Courage in the Mountain Wilderness by Misty M. Beller: Review & Giveaway with Celebrate Lit

About the Book


Courage in the Mountain Wilderness

Author: Misty M. Beller

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: April 6, 2021

Keeping her son safe on this epic journey may be harder than she imagined.

Caleb Jackson is on a journey. And not just the mission he and his friends have embarked on to fetch the Nez Perce chief’s runaway daughter. Maybe someday, he could also find God’s plan for his life. He’d once thought being a small town minister was the Lord’s will for him, but he’d proved a failure at living under the scrutiny of his congregation. Yet the chief’s niece and her feisty toddler accompanying them on this expedition make him feel like he might be able to make a difference yet.

Otskai is eager to take on a challenge. She’s lived under the shelter of other’s choices her entire life, especially when she was betrothed to one of the village braves at the tender age of eight. Now with her husband dead, she’s finally found the freedom she always craved—even with a two-year-old to raise. She’s built her camas root harvest into a thriving trade to provide all she and her son need and more, yet she can’t seem to keep her active child safe. When she agrees to accompany her new friends on a trip to bring back her wayward cousin, she knows she’ll have her hands full managing her boy.

The journey turns out nothing like Otskai expects, and for the first time in her life, she’s thankful to have others around to help. Especially Caleb, whose gentle attentions captivate her son and occupy him for hours at a time. But as the danger escalates and her worst fears come to light, she must find the courage to choose between freedom and a love more liberating than she imagined possible.

From a USA Today bestselling author comes another epic journey through breathless landscapes and adventure so intense, lives will never be the same.

 

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MY THOUGHTS.....


Misty M. Beller adds another book to her Call of the Rockies series, and readers are given a fascinating tale involving the Rocky Mountains during the early 1800s. Beller has wonderful descriptive powers that enable readers to visualize both the beauty and the dangers associated with this untamed land. There is one terrifying event that swept me along and left me feeling exhausted, and several times when I doubted that a happy ending was possible.

This story centers around minister Caleb Jackson and a young Nez Perce widow with a two-year-old son. At first, Caleb only wants to share his love for God, but he soon feels an attachment for Otskai and her adorable little boy. Caleb's kind and gentle nature is a magnetic draw for both Otskai and River Boy, but she is determined to keep her hard-earned independence and ignore her awakening heart. Can Caleb overcome her doubts and fears, and win her trust? Will he succeed in convincing Otskai that his God loves her and her son as much as He loves everyone else?

If you enjoy historical fiction filled with adventure, danger, and a strong faith element, you will want to read Courage in the Mountain Wilderness. It is an exciting Christian romance!

I received an e-ARC of this book from the author, through Celebrate Lit. A favorable review was never required and these are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Author

Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.

She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and children now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.

God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.

 

More from Misty

 

Mom Guilt—it’s real, no matter what your race or tribe.

One of the things I love about writing the Call of the Rockies series is the cast of characters that covers almost more races than I can count on all my fingers! From Spaniards, to Frenchman, to Southern Americans, to Blackfoot, to Nez Perce, to Salish, to Shoshone. And let’s not talk about the various sectors within some of the tribes (Peigan Blackfoot, Blood Blackfoot, Pikunin of the Nez Perce…oops, we weren’t going to talk about those!).

But what I love the most about so many people groups represented is learning how much we really are alike, down deep in our cores! Sure, some are introverts, some are extroverts. Some like to swim, some hate to swim. Some like to cook, some like to play with the kids (okay, maybe most like to play with the kids!).

Yet there are common threads that connect us all. As I was writing Courage in the Mountain Wilderness, I discovered a new thread that I have in common with Otskai, the Nez Perce hero of the story.

Mom guilt.

Yep. Our situations are a little different—I’m married with four kiddos, and she’s widowed with one very energetic two-year-old son. But we both struggle with that same push and pull. That same set of conflicting longings. When I’m with my kiddos, sometimes I just desperately want time alone. Time to actually get things done. But then at night when they snuggle close at bedtime, wrapping their sweet arms around my neck and not just saying, but showing, how much they love me, I can’t imagine how I could ever want to do anything but spend time with these sweet little ones God has trusted me with.

Thus, the guilt.

Maybe Otskai and I are the only ones who’ve ever experienced that particular strain of Mom Guilt. But I’ll bet there are other ways you can relate—both to these very real fictional characters who may or may not be the same race as you. And also to the very real real-life characters you meet every day.

The great news is that God loves each and every one of us, Mom Guilt and all.

Blog Stops

lakesidelivingsite, April 6

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, April 6

Blossoms and Blessings, April 6

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, April 7

reviewingbooksplusmore, April 7

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, April 8

cats in the cradle blog, April 8

Betti Mace, April 9

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, April 9

For the Love of Literature, April 10

deb’s Book Review, April 10

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 11

Jeanette’s Thoughts, April 11

Texas Book-aholic, April 12

Maidens for Modesty, April 12

Inklings and notions, April 13

Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, April 13

Older & Smarter?, April 14

Blessed & Bookish, April 14

Locks, Hooks and Books, April 15

Splashes of Joy, April 15

Wishful Endings, April 16

Mary Hake, April 16

For Him and My Family, April 16

She Lives To Read, April 17

Connie’s History Classroom, April 17

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 18

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, April 18

Adventures Of A Travelers Wife, April 19

Simple Harvest Reads, April 19 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Bitter Betrayal by Rebecca Hemlock: Review & Giveaway with Celebrate Lit

About the Book


Bitter Betrayal

Author: Rebecca Hemlock

Genre: Adventure Suspense

Release date: November 2020

 

Escape. Murder. Secrets.

Scientist Luke Wilkins has always been one step ahead of Lee, his longtime rival. Luke and his best friend Josh start off on an expedition to Nunavut’s territory for an environmental study. All seems well until their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere. As Luke regains consciousness, he discovers that he’s being held prisoner by Lee and his men.

Luke has something that Lee wants. A ring that has been shrouded in mystery for centuries and Lee will do whatever it takes to get it. Luke fears that he will never see his family or friends again unless he hands it over.

Lee will stop at nothing until the ring is his, but would he go as far as murder?

 

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MY THOUGHTS.....

Bitter Betrayal is the perfect choice for someone looking for a quick read with an interesting plot. Luke Wilkins, his little boy Adam, and the Alaskan Environmental Research Team take readers on a trip of adventure and suspense, after a plane crash in Canada. There's a discovery of a Viking castle, secret messages on the walls of caves, and a special ring that someone is desperate to find and keep. There's also an intense rivalry between Luke and Chin Si Lee that isn't resolved when this story ends, so it's apparent that author Rebecca Hemlock plans more books for the future.

If you enjoy mystery, history, and a clean, fast read, you will like Bitter Betrayal. I am rating it 3.5 stars.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Celebrate Lit. There was no obligation for a favorable review.

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars 


About the Author

 

Rebecca Hemlock has written stories her entire life. She always knew she wanted to be a writer. That dream became a reality for her in 2016 when she landed her first job writing for her local newspaper. That same year, she was able to publish a children’s book under the pen name R.C. Burch.  With a little help from some wonderful people, Rebecca  was able to move forward in her writing career.

Rebecca published two more children’s books the following year, but children’s fiction was only the beginning. She self-published a novella in 2019, titled Bitter Betrayal, Arctic mysteries,  and completed her first novel in 2020. When she is not writing, Rebecca enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family.

Aside from being a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, she is also a member of Sister in Crime. Rebecca has a degree in English and a certificate in Creative Writing and is also pursuing a degree in Creative Writing.

 

More from Rebecca

This book was so much fun to write. There are so many places in this world that have been barely touched by man. I took an interest in Northern Canadian culture after watching a documentary about how the Vikings first settled there.

After reading through the different artifacts that have been found there, Bitter Betrayal was born. I knew this would make a tremendous mystery-suspense story. Whenever I start a Mystery Suspense book, I usually like to add a dash of romance with a historical twist.

Luke Wilkins is someone that most single dads can relate to. He has a difficult time trusting other people. Especially when it comes to his son, Adam. He must trust those around him if he’s going to stay alive.

Bitter Betrayal teeters on the concept of how far someone would go for what they want. If you love Clive Cussler as much as I do, then this Novella is for you.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, April 3

Pause for Tales, April 3

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, April 4

Through the Fire Blogs, April 5

A Modern Day Fairy Tale , April 6

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, April 7

Mary Hake, April 7

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, April 8

Locks, Hooks and Books, April 9

Texas Book-aholic, April 10

Inklings and notions, April 11

Blogging With Carol, April 11

Older & Smarter?, April 12

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 13

For Him and My Family, April 14

CarpeDiem, April 14

deb’s Book Review, April 15

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 16

Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Rebecca is giving away the grand prize of a $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.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

The Amish Teacher's Wish by Tracey J. Lyons: Review & Giveaway with JustRead Publicity Tours


ABOUT THE BOOK

The Amish Teacher's Wish
Series: Miller's Crossing
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: April 1, 2021
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Amish Romance

She wants her own happily-ever-after…

As an Amish bachelor repairs her school… can she heal his heart?

With the school damaged during a storm, teacher Sadie Fischer needs Levi Byler’s help repairing it. Levi has one condition—he won’t become a part of her search for a husband. He’s been hurt before, and love and marriage aren’t part of his plans. But Sadie might just be the perfect woman to mend his heart…and convince him forever isn’t just for fairy tales.


MY THOUGHTS.....


Levi Fischer didn't come to Miller's Crossing to find love. He'd come to help his cousin, and to hopefully put his past behind him. One year ago, he thought he'd found the love of his life, but Anne didn't feel the same. She caused him pain, ruined his trust, and took away his faith in finding true love. Levi has no plans for another relationship, until he takes this temporary job with his cousin, and meets Sadie Fischer. Sadie, often headstrong, but oh, so full of life! Sadie, who doesn't want to marry the Amish man her father has picked out for her! Sadie, who is searching for someone who is 'not too old or not too young'!

This is a heartwarming look at two young people who appear to want different things. Sadie is positive that Levi is the man that God meant for her to love, and Levi is equally sure that he can't allow another woman into his heart. He just can't endure more heartbreak!

"I know your vader has someone in mind for you. Maybe you should consider his choice. Sadie, I'm not sure I'm the man who can be your 'not too old or not too young'."

Will Sadie be able to change Levi's mind? Does God's Plan for Levi include an Amish schoolteacher? The Amish Teacher's Wish is filled with fun, family, and faith, and it's an enjoyable read for those who like Amish romance.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book that I received from the author. All views expressed are only my own opinion.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


An Amazon bestselling historical and Christian romance author of the Adirondack Pinkertons and the Women of Surprise series, Tracey sold her first book on 9/9/99, the day everyone thought all the computers would crash. Thankfully that never happened and Tracey’s books have gone on to final in the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, The Greater Detroit Booksellers best contest and OKRWA’s Reader’s choice awards. Tracey is a member of Novelist Inc. and American Christian Fiction Writers. A true upstate New Yorker, Tracey believes you should write what you know. She considers herself a small town gal who writes sweet and inspirational small town romances. Her books have been translated into several languages and are available in print, digital and audio formats on 
Amazon.com. Pop on over to her website www.traceyjlyons.com where you can stay in touch with all of her latest news and sign up for Tracey’s newsletter.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Your Home in Heaven by Donna Wyland and Lynn Marie Davis: Review & Giveaway with Celebrate Lit

About the Book



Your Home in Heaven

Author: Donna Wyland and Lynn Marie Davis

Genre: Children’s Picture Book

Release date: October 2020

 

Children will delight in God’s promise of heaven as Jesus build their imaginary home

In this colorful book that reminds them of his great love. Your Home in Heaven…

  • Teaches about God’s promise of heaven.
  • Comforts through the truth of eternal life in heaven with Jesus.
  • Encourages godly living as children learn the fruit of the Spirit.
  • Draws children closer to God through eight Discussion Page questions.
  • Inspires children’s creativity as they imagine their own home in heaven.

 

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MY THOUGHTS.....

How many times have you told your child, or perhaps your Sunday School class, about having a home in Heaven one day? This can be a hard concept for younger children to understand but author Donna Wyland has written an excellent explanation. Your Home in Heaven is dedicated to showing how special a Heavenly home will be, and how, by practicing the Fruits of the Spirit, we all can have such a home!

Filled with bright, colorful illustrations, and easy-to-understand text, Your Home in Heaven is an ideal way to teach about God, Jesus, and the Fruits of the Spirit. I do, however, believe that it may be more appropriate for school-age children, because of its length. Little ones will like the pictures but their attention span may be too short for them to sit quietly through an entire reading.

Nevertheless, it is a wonderful resource and I appreciate that there are questions at the end to encourage further discussion, along with an easily understood Plan of Salvation. Your Home in Heaven is perfect for families and it is also a wonderful addition to church libraries.

I received a copy of this book from the author via Celebrate Lit. There was no obligation for a positive review and I am voluntarily sharing my opinions.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 

About the Author

 

Donna Wyland is an award-winning author, editor and coach whose personal essays and poetry have appeared in numerous publications. She is also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation who specializes in coaching writers toward completion and publication of their own books.

As the author of two picture books, Your Home in Heaven (released October 2020) and If I Could Ask Jesus, and a gift book titled Surrender, Donna’s work encourages readers to draw near to God to experience His peace, love and hope.

Her first novel, Autumn’s Harmony, was also released in October 2020 and is a poignant and witty tale about the healing power of forgiveness, reconciliation, and new beginnings. It is the first in a series of three written for every woman who has ever desired to make sense of her past, find joy in the present, and discover God’s purpose for her future.

To learn more and to view coaching packages, visit www.freetobe.faith, or connect with Donna on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

 

More from Donna

Having lost three best friends at 16 and a younger brother at 18, God gave me a heart for heaven at an early age. He also filled me with a heart of joy. Your Home in Heaven reflects both.

Blog Stops

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, April 2

Bigreadersite, April 3

deb’s Book Review, April 3

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 4

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, April 5

Spoken from the Heart, April 5

Texas Book-aholic, April 6

Vicky Sluiter, April 7

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, April 7

Older & Smarter?, April 8

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, April 8

Inklings and notions, April 9

Locks, Hooks and Books, April 10

For Him and My Family, April 11

CarpeDiem, April 11

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, April 12

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, April 13

Lighthouse Academy, April 13 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 14

Splashes of Joy, April 15

Maureen’s Musings, April 15

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Donna is giving away the grand prize package of a hardcover copy of the book, stuffed puppy and cardboard house to color and fold, and a $25 Target gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Bent Tree Bride by Denise Weimer

I'm thrilled to spotlight and review this new book that releases Tuesday, April 13th. Bent Tree Bride is an exciting historical fiction novel set against the backdrop of an intriguing and enlightening account of native involvement in the War of 1812.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Susanna Moore can't get him out of her mind--the learned lieutenant who delivered the commission from Andrew Jackson making her father colonel of the Cherokee Regiment. But the next time she sees Lieutenant Sam Hicks, he's leading a string of prisoners into a frontier fort, and he's wearing the garb of a Cherokee scout rather than the suit of a white gentleman.

As both Susanna's father and Sam's commanding officer, Colonel Moore couldn't have made his directive to stay away from his daughter clearer to Sam. He wants a better match for Susanna--like the stuffy doctor who escorted her to Creek Territory. Then a suspected spy forces Moore to rely on Sam for military intelligence and Susanna's protection, making it impossible for either to guard their heart.



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MY THOUGHTS.....

Author Denise Weimer shares an intriguing story of two star-crossed lovers who must navigate a romance around the perilous times of the War of 1812. Bent Tree Bride begins in the fall of 1813 on the Tennessee-Cherokee Nation Border, with the unexpected meeting of Susanna Moore and Sam Hicks, and their immediate connection that begs to be explored. Weimer spins a beautifully romantic tale featuring a handsome soldier who is part Cherokee Indian, and a beautiful young woman rebelling against her father's efforts to determine who she'll marry. As I followed Sam and Susanna's journey together, I felt like I was right there with them. Trying to stay alive, experiencing the sights and sounds of conflict, and fighting undeniable feelings for each other. Realizing that their two cultures might prevent them from ever having a life together.

"I cannot pretend with you, Susanna." Sam ducked his head against hers. "This love, it is almost impossible."

I am a big fan of historical fiction but I haven't read many books that deal with the War of 1812. Weimer explains in the end notes what is fact and what is fiction, and I loved reading the mentions of Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, and General Jackson. These heroes help make this story come alive, along with the true account of Captain Charles HIcks, following the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. He walked among the natives and told them about Jesus and His love for all men! Hicks displayed mercy and integrity, and he took no scalps!

Bent Tree Bride is an enlightening and entertaining novel and I recommend it to all who enjoy historical Christian fiction.

I received an advance copy of this book from the author. There was no obligation for a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 


 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Denise Weimer writes historical and contemporary romance and romantic suspense, mostly set in her home state of Georgia. She’s authored a dozen traditionally published novels and a number of novellas. As managing editor of the historical imprints of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, she also helps others reach their publishing dreams. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise always pauses for coffee, chocolate, and old houses.


To connect with Denise , please click on the following links: Website Facebook Twitter and BookBub


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

All That Really Matters by Nicole Deese

All That Really MattersABOUT THE BOOK

Molly McKenzie's bright personality and on-trend fashion and beauty advice have earned her an impressive social media following, as well as a big paycheck each month. When her manager-turned-boyfriend says she has an audition to appear as a host on a makeover show that nominates underprivileged youth, her dream of further fame seems to be coming true. There's just one catch: she has little experience interacting with people in need.

When her manager-boyfriend convinces her to partner with a local organization, she begins volunteering with a summer youth program. The program's director, Silas Whittaker, challenges her at every turn, but she swiftly grows more attached to the kids--and him--every day.

As Molly experiences an acceptance unlike anything she's known, she wrestles with the lies she's been believing about herself for years. She thought she knew what mattered most in life, but maybe she's had it wrong this whole time, and there's more to being truly seen than what she's built her entire life on.

Baker Book House | Amazon 




MY THOUGHTS.....


This is an amazing book! From the beautiful cover to the inspiring story inside, All That Really Matters will take your breath away and forever stay in your heart and mind. There are so many emotions in the 400-plus pages. Sadness and tears. Joy and laughter. Despair and fear. Hope and faith. A search for meaning that turns Christian teachings into a fountain of deep belief.

I love that Molly, in serving others, finds a contentment that she didn't think was possible. Silas's deep commitment to God and his fellow man is truly inspirational, and he is easily one of the best male characters ever! Deese's focus on foster-care and the need for mentorship of older teens leave a powerful message, and her take on social media certainly offers food for thought.

Nicole Deese has crafted an absolutely stunning book, and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend All That Really Matters to all who enjoy contemporary Christian romance.

I received a copy of this book from the author. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nicole Deese is a Carol Award winner and a RITA and INSPY Award finalist. When she's not working on her next contemporary Christian romance novel, she can usually be found reading one by a window overlooking the inspiring beauty of the Pacific Northwest. She lives in small-town Idaho with her happily-ever-after hubby, two rambunctious sons, and princess daughter with the heart of a warrior. Find her online at http://www.nicoledeese.com.

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Whenever a Child Is Born by Nancy Diedrich: Review & Giveaway with iRead Book Tours

 

Join us for this tour from Mar 15 to Apr 9, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Whenever a Child Is Born by Nancy Diedrich
CategoryChildren's Fiction (Ages 3-7),  30 pages
Genre:  Children's Picture Book
PublisherWestBow Press
Release date:   July 2017
Format available: hardback, paperback, ebook
Content Rating:  G for everyone.

Book Description:

In his 2014 homily for the Feast of Holy Guardian Angels, October 2, Pope Francis told those gathered for daily mass to be like children who pay attention to their "traveling companion. No one journeys alone, and no one should think that they are alone.

"According to Church tradition," the pope said, "we all have an angel with us, who guards us . . . It is what God said: 'I send an angel before you, to guard you, to accompany you on the way, so you will not be alone.'"

In this children's book, angels wait anxiously and with great excitement to see which one of them will be chosen to be the guardian angel of a child that is to be born. This delightful book depicts the joy of all God's creations anticipating the birth of another precious child. The sun shines brighter, the moon has a shinier glow, flowers grow taller, birds tweet more sweetly, and angels dance and sing with bliss, as all creation awaits another baby girl or boy.

Whenever a Child Is Born offers the perfect message for parents as it charmingly tells the story of how all of heaven and earth react to the news that a child is about to be born. The story comforts parents with the knowledge that their baby is a special gift from heaven to them, and that they will never be alone raising their child, and that their child will never ever be alone in life.

Parents never worry. No one journeys alone through life because whenever a child is born, he is given a guardian angel.

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MY THOUGHTS.....


This is such a special book! Sweet rhyming text and mesmerizing illustrations offer a glimpse of what might happen when a baby is born, and it's a story for both children and their parents. Little ones will be thrilled to know that they have their own special angel and their parents will feel assured that there's always someone guarding their precious children.

Author Nancy Diedrich and illustrator Chris Diket completely capture the joy that comes from having children and they both understand what appeals to children. Diket's bright, colorful pictures remind me of pictures from my own youth and Diedrich understands the value of simple, rhyming words. Whenever a Child is Born is the perfect book for parents and children to read together!

I voluntarily accepted a copy of this book from the author via iRead Book Tours. There was no obligation for a positive review.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 

 

Meet the Author:

Nancy Diedrich was born and raised in South Louisiana, where storytelling was not just an art form, but an authentic way of communicating. Everyone had a tale to tell! This was, more than likely, where her love of communication developed. With undergraduate degrees in English and speech, and graduate degrees in psychological counseling, Nancy learned that words can educate; they can entertain; they can inspire and they can heal. In Nancy’s career, she has been a teacher, a counselor and an author, where the power of words always guided her in interaction with her students, clients and readers. Nancy’s value for genuine communication extends beyond her career, to the anchors of her life, which are her faith, her family and her friendships.

Whenever A Child Is Born is Nancy’s first published children’s book. In it, the reader gets a glimpse of this author’s compassion for family, and her gift of faith, as the story tells how all of heaven and earth react to the news that a child is about to be born.


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Tour Schedule:

Mar 15 – Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Mar 15 - Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
Mar 16 – Over Coffee Conversations – book review / giveaway
Mar 17 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway
Mar 18 – I'd Rather Be At The Beach – book review /giveaway
Mar 19 – The Bespectacled Mother – book review
Mar 22 – Lisa's Reading – book review / giveaway
Mar 23 – The Book Review Crew – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 24 – Rockin Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 24 - Books for Books – book review
Mar 25 – Cheryl's Book Nook – book review / guest post / giveaway
Mar 26 – michellemengsbookblog – book review / author interview / giveaway
Mar 29 – Lisa Everyday Reads – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Mar 30 – Kam's Place – book review
Mar 30 - My Journey Back-the Journey Back – book review
Mar 31 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 1 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Apr 1 - @late_blooming_wallflower – book review / guest post
Apr 2 – Bookish Quest – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 5 – Older & Smarter? – book review / giveaway
Apr 6 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Apr 7 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Apr 8 – Reading is My Passion – book review
Apr 9 – I'm All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Apr 9 - Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
 

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