Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Meghan’s Choice (Known by Heart)

Meghan’s Choice 

(Known by Heart) 

Paperback – 

November 27, 2017


by Donna L.H. Smith  (Author)
  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN-13: 978-1975969288


An unusual ultimatum. A young woman’s bold journey. Two handsome men. An amazing God. That’s Meghan’s Choice.

Meghan Gallagher complies with her father's demand that she work on her own for a year by choosing to tutor eight children in a wild Kansas railroad town. But she had no idea just how wild it was until she was hit by a stray bullet and rescued by a local dance hall girl.
In short order, she meets a dark, handsome cowboy and a wholesome, attractive doctor who both vie for her heart. As things heat up around town, Meghan's love life catches fire as well. Is she scandalous to allow both men to court her at the same time? And—how close a relationship with God does Meghan want? Will she draw near?
Meghan’s Choice was named a semi-finalist in the 2014 Operation First Novel by Jerry B. Jenkins and an honorable mention for the Golden Leaf Award in 2015.
Published in connection with Hartline Literary Agency, serving the Christian book community. Visit us at www.hartlineliterary.com.

My thoughts (reviewed by guest blogger Marilyn Ridgway): An unusual ultimatum from her father resulted in Meghan Gallagher pursing her desire to teach children. She accepted the first job offer and traveled to developing New Boston, Kansas at the request of the executives for the Santa Fe railroad. She was not prepared for all she encountered but she liked the idea of two men wanting to court her after being dumped by Captain Calvin in St. Louis, MO. The two men seemed opposite in ways, but Meghan enjoyed their friendship. She had a lot to learn about surviving without having the luxuries of home and her father’s wealth, along with being exposed to people of ill repute. There were several tense moments that resulted in pages being turned quickly to see what was going to happen with each occurrence and if an individual was going to survive a beating, a gunshot, a tornado, and more. Donna L. H. Smith had a solid Christian message in this book despite all the sin found in Boston as it grew from the railroad coming. There are elements of drama, history, romance and discovering what is the most important aspect of life with God, too. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and Celebrate Lit Bloggers for the book tour. I was not required to write a positive review but have expressed my own opinion.




Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Gators, Guts, & Glory



Gators, Guts, & Glory: Adventures Along the Florida Trail (Hiking Adventures) 

Paperback – ebook

July 15, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides Collection: 7 Historical Romances Are a Beacon of Hope to Weary Hearts

The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides Collection: 7 Historical Romances Are a Beacon of Hope to Weary Hearts 

Paperback – ebook

November 1, 2018

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Our Power in Christ By Jenna V. Hilton



 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.  John 4:35 KJV

Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;  Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.    Matthew 9:37-38 KJV








My dog is a rock. Plain and simple. One night, I was putting Skye to bed, and the latch on her crate was broken. So, I improvised. I shut the crate door and put my laundry basket in front of the crate. Now, Skye is a BIG dog. She’s a pit bull black Labrador mix. She could have EASILY nudged open the door at any time and get the zoomies all over my bed. But she didn’t. Skye didn’t realize the power she had.

Aren’t we just like that sometimes? We accepted Christ as our Savior, we gave our lives to him... then what? What do we do with the power that is given to us? The power to lead people to Christ, comfort the hurt and broken hearted? I know I’ve never done that kind of thing. I mean, sure. I’ve shown sympathy, but I’ve never really helped to the best of my ability. We Christians all need to work on that.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for allowing us to come to you with our prayers and praises. Help us to learn to use the Power we’re given to help seek and to save the lost. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.



Jenna V. Hilton is seventeen, and lives in Arkansas with her parents, two sisters, and dog. She is a senior in high school and planning to attend college to become a veterinarian.




Saturday, July 27, 2019

A Family for Gracie (Amish of Pontotoc #3)

A Family for Gracie

 (Amish of Pontotoc #3) 

Mass Market Paperback –  ebook, audio CD

July 30, 2019

Friday, July 26, 2019

Half Finished

Half Finished: A Novel 

Paperback – ebook, audio, audio CD

March 26, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

My Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Lost Love

My Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Lost Love

Hardcover – ebook

June 9, 2019

The Blended Quilt

The Blended Quilt  Paperback –  ebook, audio November 1, 2020 by  Jean Brunstetter   (Author),  Wanda E. Brunstetter     (Author) Paperback ...