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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: The Anne of Green Gables Devotional

The Anne of Green Gables Devotional JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Anne of Green Gables Devotional by Rachel Dodge, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



The Anne of Green Gables Devotional

Title: The Anne of Green Gables Devotional
Author: Rachel Dodge
Publisher: Barbour Books
Release Date:
November 1, 2020
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Devotional

Devotional Inspiration Especially for Kindred Spirits 

The Anne of Green Gables Devotional offers lovely inspiration that explores the theme of God’s love and faithfulness through the pages of the classic L. M. Montgomery novel, cherished by generations of readers. Each reading corresponds with a chapter from the book and invites you to embrace God’s redemptive plans for your life as His very own adopted daughter in Christ. 

This beautiful 40-day devotional includes original artwork throughout, and each reading includes examples from the novel, scripture, life application, prayers, and discussion questions perfect for groups, book clubs, or personal reflection. It’s perfect as a personal read or gift for a bosom friend!

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I am a HUGE Fan of Anne of Green Gables, both the books and TV Series. I 
was super excited to have the chance to read this devotional. 

Rachel Dodge has taken the Anne of Green Gables book and created a
wonderful Devotional Book. The 40 Day Devotional takes a Chapter by 
Chapter look at the Anne of Green Gables book and is very encouraging. 
Each day includes an illustration, a quote from the book, the authors thoughts 
from the chapter, a personal application, a prayer and Bible verses.

I am an avid fan of devotional books, using them daily and switching up
when I finish one. I have to say the format and style of this devotional 
is one of my favorite of all time. This devotional make a WONDERFUL 
gift for Anne of Green Gables fans, especially the Tweens and Teens
in your life. I HIGHLY recommend this Devotional. 









Rachel Dodge 
Rachel Dodge is the author of The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits and Praying with Jane: 31 Days through the Prayers of Jane Austen. Rachel teaches college English; speaks at libraries, literary groups, and teas; and writes for Jane Austen’s World. A true kindred spirit at heart, she loves books, bonnets, and ballgowns. You can visit her at RachelDodge.com or on Instagram at @kindredspiritbooks. 

CONNECT WITH RACHEL:  Website | Facebook | TwitterInstagram




(1) winner will receive a copy of The Anne of Green Gables Devotional with a pretty bookmark and a sticker!

The Anne of Green Gables Devotional JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight November 30, 2020 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 7, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: An Ivy Hill Christmas by Julie Klassen





Book: An Ivy Hill Christmas

Author: Julie Klassen

Genre: Christmas Historical Romance

Release Date: September, 2020

Richard Brockwell, the younger son of Ivy Hill’s most prominent family, hasn’t been home for Christmas in years. He prefers to live in the London townhouse, far away from Brockwell Court, the old family secret that haunts him, and the shadows of his past mistakes. But then his mother threatens to stop funding his carefree life–unless he comes home for Christmas. Out of options, he sets out for Ivy Hill, planning to be back on a coach bound for London and his unencumbered bachelor life as soon as the festivities are over.

But Christmas in the country presents many surprises, including encounters with an orphaned apprentice, the first love he disappointed years ago, and Arabella Awdry, a young lady who is far more appealing than he recalled–and determined to have nothing to do with him.

Will Christmastime in Ivy Hill, with its village charm, kissing boughs, and joyous songs, change his heart . . . and hers as well?

 

Click here to get your copy!


Julie Klassen is one of my favorite authors for the Historical Romance genre. 
I have been enjoying her books for over a decade. Historical Romance and 
Christmas really make a good setting for a book, so I was very excited to
read this book. 

An Ivy Hill Christmas takes us back to 1822 in a fictional town of Ivy Hill. 
Richard Brockwell is heading home for Christmas, as he doesn't want to
be "cut off" from funding from his Mom. He loves being away from family 
and living the "bachelor" life, but needs the funding from his mom. He arrives
back in town and runs into an old friend, Arabella Awdry. He realizes she has 
grown into a beautiful woman. They are both determined to only remain 
friends, as they both have things from the past that is heavy. Can they move
past friendship and into a relationship? Is that what they both really want after
they both committed to themselves to never marry?

An Ivy Hill Christmas is a GREAT read. It is a book about Second Chances, 
Forgiveness, and Family. I was in awe of the book from the very first page 
and couldn't put it down until I finished it. It is a COZY READ! 



 





Julie Klassen loves all things Jane–Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for 16 years and now writes full-time. Her novels have sold over 1 million copies, and three of her books, The Silent Governess, The Girl in the Gatehouse, and The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, have won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. The Secret of Pembrooke Park was honored with the Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction. Julie has also won the Midwest Book Award and a Christian Retailing’s Best Award, and has been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s RITA Awards and ACFW’s Carol Awards. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

More from Julie

My fascination with England began as a girl when I read The Secret Garden and Jane Eyre, and watched A Christmas Carol. I have now been to Great Britain several times, and my affection for the place has only grown. I love the country villages with their stone buildings and thatched roofs, the narrow, winding roads (though not driving on them), the ancient churches, friendly people, plummy accents, and history. Writing fifteen novels set there has been a real pleasure.

An Ivy Hill Christmas includes all the elements of an idyllic Olde English yuletide: A charming village setting, snowfall, mistletoe, caroling, gifts for less fortunate neighbors, and festive gatherings of friends and family. I thoroughly enjoyed researching 19th century Christmas traditions and weaving them into this novella.

In the story, a confirmed bachelor is determined to remain aloof from the celebrations going on around him—and from his mother’s matchmaking schemes. But divine hope, friendship, and unexpected romance change his heart…and his mind.  I love a transformation story; don’t you?

If you’ve read the TALES FROM IVY HILL series, you will enjoy returning to the village and spending time with favorite characters. But rest assured, the novella is a standalone, meaning you can enjoy it whether or not you’ve read the other books, as these reviews attest:

“[A] standalone novella that not only beautifully captures the kindness, hope, love, and faith of Christmas but also skillfully evokes the period holiday atmosphere of Regency England.”  —Booklist

“This feel-good tale of love and redemption will delight Klassen’s fans and new readers alike.” Publishers Weekly

And if you like the novella, I think you will like the other books as well. An Ivy Hill Christmas would also make a lovely gift for a reading friend.

Finally, if you want to add a British flair to your own modern-day celebrations, buy (or make) mince tarts or Christmas pudding, place Christmas “crackers” (pull-apart gift tubes) on your table and wear the included paper crowns. Refer to Father Christmas instead of Santa; and instead of “Merry,” wish everyone a hearty, “Happy Christmas.”

Happy Christmas!

 

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Robin’s Nest, December 1

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, December 1

Blessed & Bookish, December 2

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 2

Mia Reads, December 2

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Faery Tales Are Real, December 10

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To celebrate her tour, Julie is giving away the grand prize package of a copy of An Ivy Hill Christmas and the other three books in the Ivy Hill series, plus the winner’s choice of Bingley’s Tea!!

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

https://promosimple.com/ps/103f5/an-ivy-hill-christmas-celebration-tour-giveaway





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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Read with Audra BlogTour: Ottoman Dominion by Terry Brennan





Diplomatic Security Service agent Brian Mullaney wants out. He's been drawn 
against his will into a dangerous international mission with world-ending implications
--and his final assignment is going to pit him directly against the terrifying, evil entity 
known only as the Turk.

But when the Turk's minions breach the US embassy in Israel and the American 
ambassador disappears, Mullaney has no choice. He must accept his role as the final 
guardian of a mysterious box, his only weapon against the powers of darkness bent on 
preventing the second coming of the Messiah, no matter who or what they annihilate to 
accomplish their goal. Can this man who's already lost so much find the strength and faith 
to save the world--and fulfill the prophecy of peace?

The final volume of the Empires of Armageddon trilogy will have fans of Joel Rosenberg, 
Ronie Kendig, and Frank Peretti on the edge of their seats up to the final page.





I am not one who normally reads Suspense Genre, but Terry Brennan is such a 
FANTASTIC writer, that I do enjoy his books. 

Brian Mullaney, a Security Service Agent, is about to embark on his final assignment.
His final assignment matches him against and evil person, Turk. Things get suspenseful
when Turk's "people" breach the US Embassy in Israel, and Mullaney must step up 
his role. He becomes guardian of a "Mysterious Box." Will Mullaney succeed at his final
assignment? 

I have been "not so patiently" awaiting this book, the 3rd in the Trilogy and I was 
not disappointed! I really enjoyed the many twists and turns in this book. Ottoman
Dominion is a good Stand Alone book, but I highly suggest reading the first 2 in 
the Trilogy. The Entire Trilogy is AMAZING! 









Terry Brennan is the award-winning author of The Sacred Cipher, The Brotherhood 
Conspiracy, and The Aleppo Code, the three books in The Jerusalem Prophecies series. 
His latest series is Empires of Armageddon, which includes Ishmael Covenant, Persian 
Betrayal, and Ottoman Dominion.

A Pulitzer Prize is one of the many awards Brennan accumulated during his 22-year 
newspaper career. The Pottstown (PA) Mercury won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing 
for a two-year series published while he led the team as the newspaper’s Editor.

Starting out as a sportswriter in Philadelphia, Brennan became an editor and publisher for 
newspapers in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and New York and later moved to the corporate staff 
of Ingersoll Publications (400 newspapers in the U.S., Ireland and England) as Executive 
Editor of all U.S. newspaper titles.

In 1996, Brennan transitioned into the nonprofit sector, spending 12 years as VP Operations 
for The Bowery Mission and six years as Chief Administrative Officer for Care for the 
Homeless,  both in New York City.

Terry and his wife, Andrea, now live in Danbury, CT.










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Monday, November 23, 2020

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: What You Said To Me by Olivia Newport




Book: What You Said to Me

Author: Olivia Newport

Genre: Christian Fiction

Release Date: November 2020

 

Book 4 in the Tree of Life Series: A Father-Daughter Genealogy Team Link Faith Journeys on Family Trees

When 15-year-old Tisha Crowder gets caught shoplifting, attorney Nolan Duffy tries to protect her from consequences that could rattle her already troubled life. His daughter, Jillian, feels like she’s the one being punished instead—by having Tisha assigned to work with her on a backlog of genealogy files. Tisha doesn’t seem interested in taking the job seriously, and Jillian’s patience wears thin. Besides, everyone in Canyon Mines knows the Crowder family has experienced generations of brokenness. Then a sliver of hope turns up in long-ago words in plain sight, challenging shrouded assumptions about Tisha’s family. Now Jillian is the one who can walk with Tisha back to 1893 and uncover where everything went wrong in the first place—and save her from the past.

What You Said to Me is the fourth book in the Tree of Life series by Olivia Newport. You’ll want to return to the lovely Colorado mountain town of Canyon Mines again and again to explore and celebrate unforgettable family stories that will inspire you to connect with your own family histories and unique faith journeys.

 

Click here to get your copy!


Genealogy research has become VERY popular in the last few years. I personally haven't done any research, but the stories I hear of those researching their Family History are intriguing. I also found this book intriguing and very captivating.

Nolan Duffy is an attorney in a small town, Canyon Mines. He and his daugther, Jillian, also research Genealogy together. Nolan Duffy is helping a 15yr old localgirl, Tisha Crowder, who has been caught shoplighting. Tisha Crowder has had atroubled life and he wants to help her rather then seeing her spiral further. He takesher under his wing and as part of her punishment for stealing, is assigned to help go through the piles and piles of paperwork in his office. Tisha isn't too keen on helping, and Jillian is feeling like she is being punished by having Tisha by her side. Tisha gets 
interested in the work when Nolan and Jillian show her the Genealogy from her family dating back to 1893. What will the 3 discover about Tisha's Family Genealogy? Will it help or hinder her growth in the current day? 

What You Said to Me is book 4 in the Tree of Life Series by Olivia Newport. I have read Book 3 and was really excited to be able to read this book also. It truly is an enjoyable book. Those who are really into Genealogy and Mystery, would really enjoy this book. It reads really well as a Stand Alone book! GREAT BOOK! 



 


Olivia Newport’s novels twist through time to find where faith and passions meet. Her husband and twentysomething children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books. She chases joy in stunning Colorado at the foot of Pikes Peak.

 

More from Olivia

Careful Words

 

“You didn’t just say that.” Or, “I can’t believe you said that.”

 

Have you ever said that in retort to someone whose comment offended or wounded? I know I have. But what cuts me even more deeply is when I say to myself, “I can’t believe I just said that.”

 

The words of a parent at wit’s end, a spouse harboring hurt, a friend saddened by misunderstanding, an employee feeling undercut—they have all been my words. And they came out too fast to swallow back before they did their damage.

 

I hope I have also had the words of a parent who set aside busyness to listen, a spouse offering loving encouragement, a friend checking in with someone going through a tough patch, a coworker curious to see how I could help rather than compete. Those are the kinds of words I’ve never regretted, never had to repent of, never had to do rebuild from.

 

I certainly didn’t write What You Said to Me because I think I get it right all the time or even most of the time. Far from it! In our culture of rushing and achieving and—let’s face it, sometimes just getting through the demands of the day—sometimes our words are the last thing we are careful with. Yet they have the longest lasting consequence in our relationships and families—sometimes for generations. The dual-timeline story traces how words that injure became a pattern in one family line until one girl finally fought back to find healing for her future.

 

My challenge for myself, and all who read What You Said to Me, is to be the person who speaks healing words of hope so that “I can’t believe you said that” becomes “Thank you for saying that.”

 

If you have a particularly poignant experience of how another’s words impacted you, I’d love to hear from you.

 

Olivia Newport


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All-of-a-kind Mom, December 1

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Amanda Tero, blog, December 3

Locks, Hooks and Books, December 3

For the Love of Literature, December 4

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 4



To celebrate her tour, Olivia is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of the book!!

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

https://promosimple.com/ps/103f1/what-you-said-to-me-celebration-tour-giveaway





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