Friday, August 12, 2022

On the Way to Christmas: Three Stories #preorder


On the Way to Christmas: Three Stories 

October 11, 2022

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, anything can happen.

In this glittering and heartwarming collection, three of today’s bestselling sweet romance novelists offer up the gift of cheer for the winter holiday season.

A Christmas Do-Over by Sheila Roberts

Darby doesn’t want to go home for the holidays, but a career fail sends her slinking back to the small town she always wanted to escape. No one there is especially glad to see the former mean girl—especially not her sister, Erica, or childhood best friend, Gregory. Darby is working hard to be a better person, but has she eaten enough humble pie to make amends?

Dashing Through the Snow by Melissa Ferguson

When Willow’s boyfriend of seven years dumps her on the eve of a romantic getaway, she decides to take the two-week train trip on The Christmas Express alone. Hurt as she feels, she can’t anticipate how the hilarious rebound ride with conductor Oliver, elf Ian, and aging world adventurer Clarence will heal her heart—and renew her sense of worth.

A Perfectly Splendid Christmas by Amy Clipston

Kacey adores the metropolitan life, but when she gets away to help her sister during a family crisis and run her bakery, she falls in love with former classmate Drew. The problem: he’s a small-town man, and she’s a big-city woman. Is their love big enough to overcome such a major difference?

Curl up with your favorite holiday drink and sink into three worlds where dreams once thought long-gone are still within reach.

“Filled with Christmas spirit, and a little chaos, too, all three stories left my heart filled with joy . . . Five stars overall! ” —Nancy Naigle, bestselling author

  • Three stand-alone romantic holiday novellas
  • Book length: 70,000 words
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs

My thoughts:  On the Way to Christmas is a contemporary romance that fans will surely love. My favorite story was Dashing Thru the Snow.  It was hilarious.  There is absolutely no faith message in any of them though two stories mention going to church at Easter and Christmas (twice a year).  I enjoyed all 3 stories and recommend this for romance lovers and Christmas story lovers.   Recommended.  Preorder your copy now. I was given a copy free and all opinions are my own.


Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Crossfire (Extreme Measures)



(Extreme Measures) 

August 2, 2022

Monday, August 8, 2022

The Orchard


The Orchard 

September 6, 2022

Friday, August 5, 2022

No Matter the Cost (The Epic Story of RJ and York Book 3)


No Matter the Cost 

(The Epic Story of RJ and York Book 3) 

by Susan May Warren  (Author) 

She put her hand to her chest, still unable to breathe.
He had dark hair and a beard, ripped pants, a dirty suit coat and wore such an intense expression of pursuit on his face, she just knew—
He was going after Alan Martin.
And she might never see him again.
No. Not again.
Not ever again.
He passed her, didn’t even look at her, his gaze pinned on Martin, who’d vanished down the stairs.
And that’s when she found her voice. With everything inside her, she let it out, praying he heard it through his haze of fury.

Her worst nightmare has happened….

RJ refuses to believe it, and until she has proof, she’s going to keep searching for answers. And most of all, for the man she loves, even if it means diving into the past he always wanted to keep secret.

The kind of secrets that could have set York free. It’ll take a trip back to Russia, to the sketchy and dark history of York’s life to find the clues to the sinister plans of a global terrorist. And the answers that might lead her to a happy ending.

Or has it? What if her happy ending is more than a dream?

If RJ hopes to save her country—and find out the truth about York—she’ll have to become the high-action, Sydney Bristow spy that she always dreamed of being. But really, does RJ really have what it takes—with, or without the man she loves—to save the world?

And if she does…what will be the cost?

The riveting conclusion to the Epic Story of RJ and York!

Continue the adventure!
Book 1: Out of the Night
Book 2: I Will Find You
Book 3: No Matter the Cost

Find other epic romantic adventures by SMW!
Sky King Ranch series
Montana Marshalls
Montana Fire
Montana Rescue

My thoughts:  This is the third book in SMW's newest series. Fans wanted more York and RJ and she was happy to comply.  I will admit to some surprises along the way and the who-dun-it surprised 'me.  I love Ms. Warren's books but I am so NOT in a hurry to get to Europe or Russia. I'm quite happy traveling by book.  The story is well written and engaging and I loved the ending.  If you love romantic suspense thrillers you won't want to miss this collection.  But make sure you read them all in order, starting with the last book in the Marshall family series, RJ.  Well, actually you will want to read that series first.   I was given a copy free and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

I Will Find You (The Epic Story of RJ and York Book 2) #preorder


I Will Find You

 (The Epic Story of RJ and York Book 2) 

by Susan May Warren  (Author) 

Monday, August 1, 2022

Laura's Shadow (Doors to the Past, 9)


Laura's Shadow 

(Doors to the Past, 9) 

July 30, 2022

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Don't Worry by B J Bassett


Don’t Worry


Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Matthew 6:33 MSG


My daughter Kathy and I took my husband to the ER, where he was diagnosed with pneumonia. Instead of admitting him to the hospital, we were encouraged to care for him at home. So we did. They instructed us on how to operate all the breathing devices. I was overwhelmed and worried. Could I do it? I was now a caregiver 24/7.


Kathy assured me she would not return to her home until she felt comfortable with leaving us alone. By the time she left, I felt on top of what I needed to do to care for him, yet I was still worried and feeling stressed.


My husband suffered from Parkinson’s for two years before he developed pneumonia, and I needed help to care for him. Friends had offered, but I thought I could do it all. Then the nurse practitioner set in motion the aid we needed. She requested a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a nurse, and a social worker to come to our house. There was no need to worry. God provided.


Are we worrying? Or do we trust God to meet our concerns?


Father, forgive me for being a worrywart. You are with me during my daily concerns and a crisis as well. I put my complete trust in You. Amen.


Reprinted from The King’s Daughters—

A Women’s Devotional

BJ Bassett

B. J. Bassett encourages others as an author, teacher and speaker. Her books include a contemporary novel, Gillian’s Heart; a historical novel Lily; Sweet Charity; A Touch of Grace—The G.R.A.C.E. Ministries Story; and coauthor of a children’s devotional My Time with God, Focus on the Family, Heritage Builders, with over 55,000 copies sold.


As a contributing writer, publications consist of Writer’s Handbook 2000, The Writer, and The Focus on the Family Guide to Growing a Healthy Home, Wolgemuth& Hyatt, Publishers, Inc.—consistently on Bookstore Journal’s Best-selling Christian Books List from November 1990 - February 1991, and voted the 10 Best Books for 1990 by Today’s Christian Woman.


Magazines, devotional booklets, curriculum and newspaper publishers include Focus on the Family, Woman’s World, The Quiet Hour, Pathways to God, Devotions, Harcourt Brace, WordAction, Gospel Publishing and Times Standard (newspaper).


She teaches writing workshops at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, OR and at writer’s conferences. As a speaker for Stonecroft Ministries, she tells her story of rejection and acceptance, not only in life, but as a writer as well. She also offers book talks, including discussion questions and shares the journey -- from the seed of an idea to a published book.


Memberships: ACFW and Oregon Christian Writers (OCW).


She enjoys reading, jigsaw puzzles, knitting, munching warm scones oozing with butter and strawberry jam and sipping earl grey tea.




On the Way to Christmas: Three Stories #preorder

  On the Way to Christmas: Three Stories  October 11, 2022 by  Sheila Roberts   (Author),  Melissa Ferguson   (Author),  Amy Clipston   (Aut...