Friday, September 20, 2019

Deborah: Prophetess of God by H. B. Moore -- review/giveaway

Deborah: Prophetess of God

Author: H. B. Moore

Publisher: Covenant

Published: September 1st, 2019

ISBN13: 978-1524409999

Paperback: 232 pages

FTC FYI: I received a copy from the publisher. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

Goodreads Summary

From 4-time Whitney Award winning author, H.B. Moore, comes the new biblical novel about Deborah the Judge, a woman who rises from oppression and leads her entire nation to victory.

After years of mistreatment, the Israelites prepare to defend themselves against the oppressive Canaanites. Readying for war not only takes secret military training but also an Israelite leader who is willing to both stand against generations of oppression and follow God.

Deborah, a young Israelite woman, lives a quiet and isolated life with her father and brothers. As a shepherdess in the hills near her home, she knows well the perils of her work. But when faced with incredible danger, she witnesses a series of remarkable events that preserve her life. The hand of the Lord is apparent, and it is clear that hers will be no ordinary life.    
Years later, Deborah is a faithful wife and mother when she learns that the Third Judge of Israel has died--and she has been called to take his place. It is a tumultuous time in history, and soon, Deborah--prophetess, judge, and military leader--faces a seemingly insurmountable task: alongside the commander of the Israelite army, Deborah must lead ten thousand soldiers in their final campaign against their Canaanite oppressors with only her faith in God to guide her.

My review

Deborah, Prophetess of God is another fascinating historical fiction story, told by a talented author. I was immediately taken into the story and admired and respected the characters portrayed. The author was able portray beautifully who Deborah could have been. I also enjoyed the switch to Barak’s perspective. He and Deborah had a wonderful respect for each other. I always enjoy any book from this author, and I appreciate the time and research taken on behalf of the readers. Deborah is a women of miracles. She exemplifies courage, resilience, respect, and love.

5 out of 5 stars

Purchase links

Amazon Kindle / Amazon paperback / Deseret Book

Author links

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Lady and the Highwayman by Sarah M. Eden -- blog tour

The Lady and the Highwayman

Author: Sarah M. Eden

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Published: September 3rd, 2019

ISBN13: 9781629726052

Paperback: 352 pages

FTC FYI: I received an ARC from the publisher. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

Goodreads Summary

Elizabeth Black is the headmistress of a girls’ school and a well-respected author of “silver-fork” novels, stories written both for and about the upper-class ladies of Victorian society. But by night, she writes very different kinds of stories—the Penny Dreadfuls that are all the rage among the working-class men. Under the pseudonym Mr. King, Elizabeth has written about dashing heroes fighting supernatural threats and dangerous outlaws romancing helpless women. They contain all the adventure and mystery that her real life lacks.
Fletcher Walker began life as a street urchin, but is now the most successful author in the Penny Dreadful market, that is until Mr. King started taking all of his readers--and his profits. No one knows who King is, including Fletcher’s fellow members of the Dread Penny Society, a fraternity of authors dedicated to secretly fighting for the rights of the less-fortunate.
Determined to find the elusive Mr. King, Fletcher approaches Miss Black. As a fellow-author, she is well-known among the high-class writers; perhaps she could be persuaded to make some inquiries as to Mr. King’s whereabouts? Elizabeth agrees to help Fletcher, if only to insure her secret identity is never discovered. 
For the first time, Elizabeth experiences the thrill of a cat-and-mouse adventure reminiscent of one of her own novels as she tries to throw Fletcher off her scent. But the more time they spend together, the more she loses her heart. Its upper-class against working-class, author against author where readers, reputations, and romance are all on the line.

My review

This book was an absolute joy from start to finish. I absolutely loved this book. The characters, the story, the humor, the romance, every page was a delight. I also loved the two Penny Dreadful stories told by Fletcher and “Mr. King”. They were a fun addition to this amazing story. This author truly has a gift of story telling. There are very clever lines that made me smile throughout. Each true to the character who says them. Elizabeth was a treat to read. She was full of surprises and was a very genuine and enjoyable character. 

5 out of 5 stars. Every new book I read from this author becomes my new favorite. 

Purchase links

Amazon Kindle / Amazon paperback / Deseret Book

Author links

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Entangled by Traci Hunter Abramson, Clair M. Poulson, Gregg Luke, Stephanie Black -- blog tour


Authors: Traci Hunter Abramson, Clair M. Poulson, Gregg Luke, Stephanie Black

Publisher: Covenant

Published: September 1st, 2019

ISBN13: 9781524410889

Paperback: 384 pages

FTC FYI: I received an ARC from publisher. All comments and opinions expressed are my own.

Goodreads summary

Mystery and desperation collide in Entangled, a compilation of novellas that twist, turn, and terrify, penned by four popular suspense authors: Traci Hunter Abramson, Clair M. Poulson, Gregg Luke, and Stephanie Black.

A woman on the run from a man who is always one step ahead.

A mother who will stop at nothing to find her missing daughter.

A wife determined to discover the source of the illness attacking her husband.

A newlywed caught in a web of murder, unsure of whom to trust.

Featuring a chilling cast of villains, these stories tell the tale of strong heroines forced to make perilous snap decisions in their quest to outwit evil. With an abundance of intrigue and danger, each masterful mystery is sure to leave you breathless.

My review

WOW! I loved this book. Each story is full of danger, heart-pounding suspense, evil bad buys, and strong, capable good guys! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I really liked the novella length for each story. This efficiently moved the plot along quickly. I never felt lacking in details or character depth. These are talented authors that really know how to pull in the reader, no matter the length of story. If you asked my favorite, that would be really hard. All were wonderful. Each unique and genuinely great stories. Each moved fast, which I liked.

5 out of 5 stars

Purchase links

Amazon e-book / Amazon paperback / Amazon audio / Deseret Book / Seagull Book

Amazon/Goodreads author pages

Traci Hunter Abramson / Clair M Poulson / Gregg Luke / Stephanie Black

Six Ingredients Meals with Six Sisters' Stuff - blog tour

About the book

With only six ingredients or less per recipe, making dinner has never been easier.
Six Sisters' Stuff is one of the most popular blogs for quick and easy cooking and entertaining at home for families. In their eighth cookbook, they tackle how to master meals for any cook with any skill level with more than 100 easy recipes made with incredible flavor combinations from just six ingredients or less.
From beginning cooks learning the basics to busy parents looking to save time in the kitchen, this cookbook is loaded with entrees, side dishes, and desserts. Whether it's a one-pot wings dish or a no-bake peanut butter bar this cookbook is a fool-proof solution to meal planning and features kid-friendly chapters such as Kid Favorites and Kids Can Cook.

My review

I absolutely love Six Sisters' stuff! Their recipes are easy to follow and the pictures make my mouth water. I have only been able to try a couple of these recipes so far and I have enjoyed each one immensely. I really loved the Slow Cooker Swiss Chicken. I am grateful for these easy to follow and delicious recipes. With my busy schedule, I really need something fast to prepare for dinner and these recipes help with that. I also appreciate the handy flap with the cover to save my spot so I am not flipping around trying to look for what I want to make!

5 out of 5 stars!

Purchase links

Amazon e-book / Amazon paperback / Deseret Book / Seagull Book