Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Saving Grace (Within the Castle Gates)


Saving Grace 

(Within the Castle Gates)

April 13, 2022

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Off the Chain (Gone to the Dogs, 1)


Off the Chain 

(Gone to the Dogs, 1) 

July 1, 2022

Sunday, July 3, 2022

The Heart of the Mountains


The Heart of the Mountains

July 1, 2022

by Pepper Basham  (Author) 

Can True Love Weather a World of Differences?

To escape marriage, Cora Taylor runs away from her home in England to join her brother in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, but not even her time as a nurse in the Great War prepares her for the hard landscape and even harder lives of the mountain people. With the help of Jeb McAdams, a quiet woodcarver, who carries his own battle scars, she fashions a place for herself among these unique people. But the past refuses to let go, and with dangers from within and without, can hearts bruised by war find healing within the wilds of the mountains?

 Marilyn's thoughts:


“God had a way of placing beauty in the most surprising places.”


I was taken away to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and the terrific characters in this book. The characters with their challenges, superstition, faith, and determination made this a wonderful story. The hero and heroine were worthy, compassionate, resilient and knew heartache but strives for the better of all. This story is one that could not be put down as it flowed easy with descriptive scenes, dialogues, history and thoughts that emotions ran from tears to smiles. I highly recommend this book to historical fans.


I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing without any obligation to write a positive review. I have expressed my own opinion.




Saturday, July 2, 2022

A Chance to Heal (Love Inspired)


A Chance to Heal 

(Love Inspired) 

June 28, 2022

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Sea Glass Cottage (Hope Harbor, 8)


Sea Glass Cottage 

(Hope Harbor, 8) 

– April 5, 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Dairy, Dairy, Quite Contrary (A Sunflower Café Mystery)


Dairy, Dairy, Quite Contrary

 (A Sunflower Café Mystery) 

June 28, 2022

Sunday, June 26, 2022

He Stole a Truck by B J Bassett

He Stole a Truck

B J Bassett

“So, get going. I’ll be right there with you . . .” Exodus 4:12MSG

We are in a battle between good and evil on foreign soil and on the home front. Many Americans remember historic disastrous days: December 7, 1941, the day President Kennedy was shot, 9/11, and the Las Vegas shooting at a country music festival on October 1, 2017.

On that day, shots rang out in rapid machine-gun fashion over the crowd, killing 58 and wounding more than 500. While many ran for cover, compassionate people helped the injured. One of those who helped was Taylor Winston, a Marine veteran. He ran to the parking lot, stole a truck with the key in it, and transported twenty-plus injured victims to the hospital. There could have been more fatal casualties if not for those who helped others in need of medical assistance.

What about those who are lost and in need of salvation? Will we leave them behind and run for cover, or do we have the compassion to tell them about the Savior so they’ll spend eternity in heaven?

Father, I ask for a compassionate heart. May I run toward the lost with You right there with me. Amen.

Reprinted from

The King’s Daughters

A Women’s Devotional


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.




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