Wednesday, December 6, 2023

JustRead Tours Blog Tour: Her Christmas Healing by Mindy Obenhaus

Her Christmas Healing JustRead Takeover + Review Blitz

Welcome to the Takeover + Review Blitz for Her Christmas Healing by Mindy Obenhaus hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Her Christmas Healing Title: Her Christmas Healing 
Series: K-9 Companions #17; Hope Crossing #4 
Author: Love Inspired 
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers 
Release Date: November 28, 2023 
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

Christmas is around the corner…

And love might be right next door. 

Hope Crossing, Texas, is just what Jillian McKenna needs. Here, she can recover after a terrible attack…and create a home for her baby-to-be. But she also has a complication next door. She once saw a future with veterinarian Gabriel Vaughn—a future that feels impossible now. But with love, faith, a support dog and some Christmas spirit, maybe it’s not too late after all… 

From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope. 

I truly love Christmas themed books and I also enjoy the Love Inspired Books. Author Mindy Obenhaus is a favorite of mine. Her Christmas Healing by Mindy Obenhaus is Book 4 in the Hope Crossing Series. I have read all the books in this series and have anxiously awaited the release of Book 4.

Jillian McKenna was living in Dallas, TX but has moved back home to Hope Crossing, TX. She loved living in Dallas, but she was attacked while out jogging and doesn't feel safe anymore in Dallas. She is arriving home to live with her Grandma for a time and she is also pregnant due to the attack. She is excited to try to get settled in before the baby comes and start the process of healing, physically and emotionally from the attack. Gabriel Vaughn is a local veternarian and also the next door neighbor. Jillian and Gabriel started a frienship when she was visiting her Grandma. They have been texting and calling one another for some time. He is quite surprised to see her back in Hope Crossing and even more surprised that she is pregnant. Gabriel has been going through a lot of situations himself and has a lot on his mind! Jillian would love to have a relationship with Gabriel, but she is unsure that he would want one with her. They begin helping the local Youth Group with a Fundraiser and spending time together. They both feel they are growing closer again. Will Jillian and Gabriel be able to help each other heal? Will they have a future together? 

WHOA, another great book by Mindy Obenhaus! I really like how she was sensitive to the Attack topic and how it was written into the book. Jillian is a woman of strength and courage who knows that she must take time to heal emotionally before the baby arrives and moves to Hope Crossing. Gabriel is an AMAZING character for the book. I truly appreciate how he is willing to give Jillian a chance, even after she ghosted him in communication efforts while in Dallas. They both decide to give back by helping the Youth Group and they realized that God can make the impossible possible by trusting in God! The book is one of Faith, LOVE, and Second Chances! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Romance. GREAT BOOK!

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The Cowgirl's Redemption A Christmas Bargain Loving the Rancher's Children

Mindy Obenhaus

Best-selling author Mindy Obenhaus is passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups, countless cattle, deer and the occasional coyote, mountain lion or snake. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and watching the Hallmark Channel.

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(1) winner will receive a signed copy of the book and a $20 Amazon gift card!

Her Christmas Healing JustRead Giveaway

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Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Rocky Mountain Promise by Misty M. Beller

Book: Rocky Mountain Promise

Author: Misty M. Beller

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release Date: November 21, 2023

Lorelei Collins possesses a soft heart for any animal in need, so when she finds a buffalo calf bawling beside its mother’s lifeless body, she can’t help but bring it home to raise on the ranch she and her sisters are building in the Rocky Mountain wilderness. Little does she realize that its white coloring is rare and considered sacred by Native Americans, which makes it highly valuable to them and the European trappers alike.

A flood of men visit their ranch to regard the marvel, some trying to woo Lorelei into marriage so she’ll bring the buffalo calf along as dowry, and others trying to steal the calf outright. When the men’s advances become more sinister, she approaches Tanner Mason, the quiet and mysterious owner of the new trading post, with an idea: She and the calf will move to his post, along with her family’s trusted Blackfoot friend. This will solve both their problems, bringing customers to his trade room and protecting her family from the trouble brought on by so many strangers. Yet as the danger travels with her, Lorelei and Tanner are faced with a threat greater than anything they’re prepared for–one that will test the limits of both their abilities and the love growing between them.

USA Today bestselling author Misty M. Beller delivers an exhilarating addition to the Sisters of the Rockies series fraught with peril, adventure, and romance amid the majesty of the Rocky Mountains.


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Misty M. Beller is one of my favorite authors and I am always anxious to read her new books. Rocky Mountain Promise is Book 2 in the series, Sisters of the Rockies. I recently had the opportunity to read this book! 

Lorelei Collins finds a Buffalo Calf and notices his mama is dead. She does what any animal lover would do and decides to take it back to the Ranch that her sisters and herself moved to recently. Lorelei soons learns that the calf's white coloring is scared amongst the Native Americans and the calf is valuable to Native Americans and Trappers. Lorelei and the calf are in danger as men approach her offering to marry her and some are trying to steal the calf. Tanner Mason is the new owner of the newest Trading post in town. He has become a friend of Lorelei and her sisters and she asks him to move herself and the calf to his Trading Post for safety. Tanner steps it up to protect the Calf and Lorelei, especially when the men seem to find her and follow her. Tanner and Lorelei find themselves attracted to one another as they spend time at the Trading Post. Will they escape danger and keep the calf and themselves safe? Will there be a relationship between Tanner and Lorelei? 

I was intrigued by the storyline and characters from the first chapter. I am also an Animal Lover so it warmed my heart when Lorelei rescued the calf. My favorite character in this book was Tanner as he really grew in his faith and wanted to help Lorelei. I really felt like I was back in time to the late 1830's as I was reading this book! The book has many twists and turns that I had to keep reading until I was done. The book is also Faith-based and I truly LOVED the Lorelei was able to help Tanner become strong in his Faith.  I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Historical Fiction! I will "patiently anxiously" await for Book 3 in this series! FANTASTIC BOOK!

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.

Raised on a farm and surrounded by family, Misty developed her love for horses, history, and adventure. These days, her husband and children provide fresh adventure every day, keeping her both grounded and crazy.

Misty’s passion is to create inspiring Christian fiction infused with the grandeur of the mountains, writing historical romance that displays God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.

Sharing her stories with readers is a dream come true for Misty. She writes from her country home in South Carolina and escapes to the mountains any chance she gets.


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My latest release, Rocky Mountain Promise, follows the four Collins sisters who traveled west to accomplish their father’s deathbed request, and stayed on to run a ranch in the Wyoming Rockies. This particular book is Lorelei’s story, the third sister by age.

I loved writing Lorelei! She LOVES animals and has a heart to heal and nurture. Growing up on a ranch in the early 1800s, she understands that animals are important to survival, but she loves taking in any injured or orphaned creature she finds.

Like the orphaned buffalo calf with beautiful shades of white fur she discovered on the plains. The creature was only a couple weeks old, far too young to survive on its own in the wild, so she took it home to nurture until it could be released back into a herd.

Little did she know, white buffalos are extremely rare and considered sacred by the Indians, which puts them in high demand. I first learned about this belief when I was reading the non-fiction book My Life as an Indian, a memoir of James Willard Schultz, a white man who married into the Blackfoot tribe and lived among them for many years.

The respect for the white buffalo originally began with the Sioux, and they have a legend about the White Buffalo Woman that I won’t take time to share here (though you can read about it in Rocky Mountain Promise!). The deep respect for a white buffalo spread quickly among all the tribes and the trappers who lived in the Rockies and the surrounding plains, and such a creature (or even its hide) became one of the most sought after treasures in that day!

In Lorelei’s story, trapper and Indian alike show up in their cabin yard to see the remarkable white calf, some trying to woo her into marriage so she’ll bring the buffalo calf along as dowry. Others try to steal the calf outright. She ends up taking drastic measures to protect both the calf and her family. Any guess what she did?

I pray you love Rocky Mountain Promise as much as I do!



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Life on Chickadee Lane, November 30

Pens Pages & Pulses, November 30

Betti Mace, December 1

Wishful Endings, December 1

Lighthouse Academy Blog, December 2 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, December 2

Texas Book-aholic, December 3

Splashes of Joy, December 3

Locks, Hooks and Books, December 4

For Such A Time As This – Miriam Jacob, December 4

lakesidelivingsite, December 5

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, December 5

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, December 6

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 6

Life, Love, Writing, December 7

Avid Reader Nurse, December 7

Cover Lover Book Review, December 8

Tell Tale Book Reviews, December 9

For Him and My Family, December 9

Jeanette’s Thoughts, December 10

Exploring the Written Word, December 10

Holly’s Book Corner, December 11

Blossoms and Blessings, December 11

Lily’s Corner, December 12

Pause for Tales, December 12

To celebrate her tour, Misty is giving away the grand prize of a $50 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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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

FrontGate Media Blog Tour: Advancing Native Missions Christmas 2023 Gift Catalog

This Christmas, give the gift of the Gospel

Every gift in the ANM Gift Catalog delivers the love of Jesus in practical ways. You can give a new Christian their very first Bible, provide a child with the first pair of shoes that truly fit, supply livestock and years of reliable food for a family, or purchase a bicycle for a pastor who walks miles daily. Are you ready to give the gift of the Gospel?

Everyone needs to hear the Gospel message, but some have never had the chance. The Gift Catalog contains more than 20 gifts that have an eternal impact.

As you choose gifts, pray for hearts to be transformed, for new believers, for children, for people reading the Bible for the first time, and for missionaries delivering these gifts and the Gospel message.

As Christians, we all want other people to experience the Gospel that has transformed our lives. But it can be difficult to find the best way to make a difference as a Christian, especially beyond your local community. For the past 30 years, ANM has helped Christians like you, as well as churches, get involved in global outreach that transforms lives and communities in the name of Jesus.

I was always taught from a Young Age that is better to give then receive. I have instilled this in my boys from a Young Age also. We usually donate toys to local Organizations and Toy Drives. I truly LOVE this idea of helping support the Advancing Native Missions (ANM) and giving Christian Gifts to others. The gifts available are as inexpensive as $10 and they go up from there. My Boys and I have begun to pick out a gift to give this year and instead of supporting Local, we will be supporting ANM! GREAT way to GIVE BACK to others! 

 "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God." – Acts 10:4

Check out the ANM Gifting Catalog HERE

   Free coloring book download available at 
An Unusual Day at Grandma and Granddaddy's House tells the story of four young kids who learned about generosity through a workday at their grandparents' house, where they earned money to buy gifts from the Gift Catalog for people in need.

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Momentum Influencers Blog Tour: The Prince of Egypt The Musical Film

Filmed live at the West End's Dominion Theatre, London, the show features a cast and orchestra of 60 performers, making it one of the biggest musicals ever staged. The Prince of Egypt: The Musical is the must-see event for all fans of musical theatre. Based on the classic DreamWorks Animation film the classic story has been brought to life by Stephen Schwartz’s “miraculous music” (Time Out), including Academy Award®-winning song ‘When You Believe’ and Sean Cheesman’s “astonishing choreography” (The Guardian). This epic, critically acclaimed produc-tion tells an inspiring tale of resilience and hope. Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a king-dom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever.

I have great memories of The Prince of Egypt Book growing up. I also went to the Movie Theatre when then animated Movie came out in 1998. I truly enjoy The Prince of Egypt. I was excited when I was given the opporutunity to preview the new Prince of Egypt: The Musical. 

I truly enjoyed the Musical Adaptation of Prince of Egypt. The Music and they Cast really put a new spin on such a treasured Story. I would definetly recommend this as Family Friendly viewing. Children and Adults will both enjoy it and it does a great job at telling the story of Moses and the Plagues.The Family will be signing along and be mesmerized by the Film. GREAT Film! 

Moms, this is the perfect musical to watch with your kids to spark priceless family conversations about Moses & the Old Testament! Buy or rent The Prince of Egypt digitally starting December 5th!

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Sunday, December 3, 2023

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Countin' on Jesse by Mary Pat Johns


Book: Countin’ On Jesse

Author: Mary Pat Johns

Genre: (Inspirational) Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 12, 2023

Peeps’ gym owner Jesse seeks accreditation. Accountant Brenna wants to help Jesse reach his goal. They’re a great team, but can she count on him when trouble strikes?

Accountant BRENNA MCKINLEY only wants what’s best for Peeps, the wildly popular gym in Valiant, Texas. But when money goes missing, and she’s the obvious suspect, will she be able to clear her name or face criminal charges? Keeping her dream job matters, but falling in love with her boss isn’t part of the plan. Neither is the creepy guy stalking her.

Young veteran JESSE JACOBS manages and co-owns Peeps, an exercise facility in Valiant, Texas. He needs help to gain accreditation for the gym, and his new accountant is all in. But is she who she seems? Too bad he’s falling for her like a man with no parachute. When the pressure builds, PTSD renders him moody and volatile, risking everything he loves.


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Inspirational Contemporary Romance is a favorite genre of mine to read. Countin’ On Jesse by Mary Pat Johns is the latest in this genre that I have had the opportunity to read. It is Book 1 in the Romance in Valiant series. 

Jesse Jacobs is a Veteran who Co-Owns Peeps Gym in Valiant, TX. He suffers from PTSD and when things get off track he gets angry and loses his temper. Brenna McKinley is an Accountant and has been newly hired as the Account for Peeps Gym. Brenna is excited about her new job, which is her Dream job as she has always wanted to help Peeps. Things get tense when money goes missing and someone is stalking Brenna. Brenna is the suspect in the missing money as she is the account and she is worried about losing her dream job. Brenna and Jesse team up to find her stalker and to help solve the mystery of the Missing Money. They also find they are falling in love with each other. Will they discover what happened to the money? Will there be a Romance between the pair? 

The Storyline and the Characters had my attention from the very first page of this book. I finished the book in about 4hrs because it was so intriguing. Brenna and Jesse make a great team for both work and romance. They handled the situations that arose, money missing and the stalker, very well and stood together. The twists and turns in the plot were very interesting. I also like that there were humorous times  considering the tension within the story. Mary Pat Johns really did a GREAT job in her Debut Novel. I am very much looking forward to future books in this series! FANTASTIC BOOK!

Mary Pat Johns’ writing career began once she retired from years of teaching speech and writing. She’s written devotions for an online publication and had short stories published by Chicken Soup for the Soul. She currently writes a biweekly faith column for the local newspaper.

Countin’ On Jesse is her debut novel, and she’s hard at work on the rest of the Valiant series. God put it in her heart to tell stories of brave veterans and their reintegration into civilian life after suffering the traumas of war. As she kept writing, her focus generalized to include ordinary people who learn how to move forward after devastating events. Her writing has a strong spiritual thread since she considers a return to faith in God the solution for what ails the civilized world.

She lives in South Texas with her husband and their two dapple dachshunds. Her grown children and five grandchildren are useful sorts who keep her grounded with her reading/writing obsession. You can find her at the gym, at her computer, or reading a good book.

Countin’ On Jesse placed second in inspirational contemporary romance in the TARA contest. It was also a finalist in the Crown and the Maggie contests for unpublished authors.

More from Mary

I wrote Countin’ On Jesse because I couldn’t NOT write it, though learning to write fiction was an act of faith. My son is an army vet and deployed to Afghanistan during the war. When he returned, the adjustment back to civilian life was difficult. The PTSD he suffered was real. His dad and I prayed often for his restoration. I also experienced an urgency to share how people recover from traumatic experiences, but it’s not my MO to tell a sad story. I used humor, but never downplayed the seriousness of the hero’s issues with PTSD and anger. My goal was to impart hope.

One added sweet note. My son helped me craft a short story as a prequel for the series. I believe it was healing for him to revisit the Afghanistan setting through the perspective of time and distance. Readers have shared they felt like they were in the story. In truth, there was an eyewitness. I’m forever grateful that he came home to tell me of such events.

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Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, November 28 (Author Interview)

The Lit Lady, November 28

Texas Book-aholic, November 29

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 30

Back Porch Reads, December 1 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, December 2

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, December 3

A Reader’s Brain, December 4 (Author Interview)

For Him and My Family, December 5

Beauty in the Binding, December 6 (Author Interview)

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, December 6

Cover Lover Book Review, December 7

Holly’s Book Corner, December 8

For the Love of Literature, December 9 (Author Interview)

Pause for Tales, December 10

To celebrate her tour, Mary is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 gift Amazon gift card and a signed 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.

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