Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Pockets of Peace

 


Pockets of Peace 

May 18, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022

Sunburst (Sky King Ranch)

 


Sunburst 

(Sky King Ranch) 

June 7, 2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Welcome to The Amish Twins Next Door Celebration Tour!


 

About the Book

Book: The Amish Twins Next Door

Author: Vanetta Chapman

Genre: Amish romance

Release date: April 26, 2022


Two little matchmakers could change everything…in this novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Vannetta Chapman.

Falling for a pretend suitor could cause real complications…

Amish single mom Deborah Mast is determined to raise her seven-year-old twin sons her way. But when neighbor Nicholas Stoltzfus takes the rambunctious boys on as apprentices on his farm, she’ll learn the value of his help with more than just the children. And when the two little matchmakers hatch a plan of their own, Deborah could also discover how to reopen her heart…

 

Click here to get your copy!

 My thoughts: Ms Chapman is a very talented author who was able to bring a story to life. The hero starts out to be a stick in the mud  I didn't care much for, but he's softened up by the end of the book. The heroine has been hurt in the past and is afraid to trust another man. Both of them have a learning curve in to be able to interact with each other. The twins are adorable and mischievous. If you like always romance you will love this book. I recommend it. I was giving a copy free and all opinions are my own.

About the Author


Vannetta Chapman is a USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 39 full length novels, plus various novella collections. She has written for Abingdon Press, Harvest House Publishers, and Harper Collins Christian Publishing. She currently writes for the Love Inspired line of Harlequin Books. Chapman has received numerous awards including the ACFW Carol Award for best mystery (Falling to Pieces), and Christy Award finalist (Anna’s Healing).

 

More from Vannetta

When I married my husband 22 years ago, he had a 21-year-old daughter and 16-year-old twins. I was a single mom with a 10-year-old son. I was also a certified, experienced teacher. I could handle it. (Cue laughter) I had no idea what twins was like. I didn’t understand that special language they have with one another. I was perplexed by the way they could be fighting one moment and adamantly defending one another the next. Everything about twins confused me.

 

Now our children are all grown. They’re adults, and I wonder how the years have passed so quickly. The Amish Twins Next Door is my first book featuring twins, and I enjoyed every minute of writing it. I enjoyed telling a story about a mom who wonders if she will ever have a conventional family—because I was that mom. I also had way too much fun writing about a man who thought he could give parenting advice when he had no children.

 

Ultimately though, like all of my other books, The Amish Twins Next Door is a book about the over-arching grace of God and how it can carry us through all things. My hope is that you will laugh, maybe cry, and come away from the book feeling uplifted.

Blog Stops

The Avid Reader, May 6

Connie’s History Classroom, May 6

She Lives To Read , May 7

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 8

Simple Harvest Reads, May 9 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 9

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, May 10

Inklings and notions, May 11

Jeanette’s Thoughts, May 12

For Him and My Family, May 12

Texas Book-aholic, May 13

deb’s Book Review, May 14

Locks, Hooks and Books, May 15

Miriam Jacob, May 15

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, May 16

Bigreadersite, May 17

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 18

Mary Hake, May 18

Lighthouse-Academy, May 19

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Vannetta is giving away the grand prize package of a signed copy of the book and 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.

https://promosimple.com/ps/1d72b/the-amish-twins-next-door-celebration-tour-giveaway



Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Topaz Treasure: a redemptive opposites attract romance (Pot of Gold Geocaching Romance Book 1)

 


Topaz Treasure: a redemptive opposites attract romance 

(Pot of Gold Geocaching Romance Book 1) 

by Valerie Comer  (Author) 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Until Leaves Fall in Paris

 


Until Leaves Fall in Paris 

February 1, 2022

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Julie Arduini Author Interview -- New release -- Romance, Family drama


 Can two go-getters surrender their need to control and find a happily-ever-after?

Jordyn Bell Hart succeeds in everything she does. Her promotion to morning show co-anchor blossoms her career in the same way her mother’s work had. Jordyn keeps tabs on her family and enjoys helping them grow. When life around her starts to change, can she surrender her desire to control?

Spencer Collins knows how to balance a busy life. He has his work as a reporter, his time caregiving for his grieving father, and looking out for his little brother. When he learns he’s the new co-anchor of a morning show with Jordyn Hart, can he handle working with a celebrity who brings a lot of challenges to life on and off the set?

 

Christian Romance/Clean & Wholesome

Free Kindle Unlimited

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09XH1KVXD

Softcover: https://www.amazon.com/Anchored-Hearts-Julie-Arduini/dp/1733687645/

 

 

 

 


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Julie Arduini Author Interview

 

1.       Can you give us a little background about you?

Absolutely! I love to write Christian romance that features surrender issues and chocolate. I’m married and we have two children. I’m also a step-mom and grandmother.

 

2.       How did you get your start writing?

I was the little girl scribbling on scrap paper before I could read. Then I was the high-schooler writing stories and passing them around the school bus. My difficulty was I was not strong in grammar skills and I had teachers who did not encourage me to pursue writing. I spent my young adult years working for a not-for-profit, and then as a stay-at-home mom, I used my skills for MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers publicity. It was only when I turned 35 did I realize it was time to surrender the fear and write. I promised God I would write whatever He wanted, when He wanted.

 

3.       What surrender issues have you written about?

In Surrendering Time, Entrusted was about surrendering the present. Jenna and Ben were struggling with belonging, change, and grief. Entangled was about surrendering past regret. Engaged was about surrendering future plans for God’s will. Match Made in Heaven was surrendering fear, and Restoring Christmas was about pain and grief. Surrendering Stinkin’ Thinkin’ that I wrote with my daughter Hannah featured You’re Beautiful, You’re Amazing, and You’re Brilliant, books for tween girls/teens/ and women.

 

4.       So, what’s Surrendering Hearts about?

It’s a six-book series featuring the Hart sextuplets. Each sextuplet gets their own book. The premise is what if a family shares a unique birth story but stays in the national spotlight because of tragedy? Anchored Hearts is the first book featuring the oldest, Jordyn Bell Hart.

 

5.       Tell the readers about Anchored Hearts.




Anchored Hearts
features Hart sextuplet #1, Jordyn. She’s used to taking care of everything and everyone, but times are changing. Her dad has recently married their neighbor, Shelly, and Jordyn isn’t used to the idea. Her siblings are moving on and not keeping Jordyn in the loop. Then there’s her work at WFRN. She’s the new morning show co-host who falls for her colleague, Spencer Collins. However, she’s made a vow stemming from her childhood that could ruin everything. Spencer has issues of his own. The morning show job wasn’t part of his plan, and he’s constantly tuned into his home life. The both of them need to let go of their control issues. Question is----can they??

6.       What gave you the inspiration to write this new series?

I am a fan of the TV show, This is Us, and I was in awe of the ability to write a show involving multiples and how an event changed everything for everyone for decades. I wondered if I could write about a big family given the logistics. My sister pitched writing about donor families, but I’m not ready to tackle that. I went with sextuplets and thought what would happen if a family with a unique birth story stayed in the national spotlight because of tragedy?

 

7.       What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

This year I’m especially busy as our daughter graduates from high school, and our son is getting married. Other than that, I love to read and watch crime shows like Cold Justice. I also binge shows with Hannah like The Office and New Girl. I also have a passion to mentor teens and women, and am active helping out at youth group.

 

8.       What, if anything, surprises you about writing?

How God takes me through the surrender theme before or as I’m writing about it. I never realized how much control was a problem in my life until Anchored Hearts. In fact, I lost a year of writing because my mom became ill and then passed away. That grief and how I handled it led to anxiety. When I sought counsel, I realized a lot of it was grief and my wish to be in control.

 

9.       What’s next for you?

Surrendering Hearts is six books, so up next is Hart sextuplet #2, Ryan. His story is Repairing Hearts, and I’m SO excited about it.

 

10.   Do you have any advice for anyone considering writing?

If you feel called to write, don’t let fear stop you. God will equip you. Just be obedient. I’m a big advocate for critique groups. They have challenged and improved my writing. I also created a prayer team before I wrote a word. They are active to this day. I believe any readers or success I have in the field is because prayer covers everything I do.

 

 

 Julie Arduini Author Interview

 

1.       Can you give us a little background about you?

Absolutely! I love to write Christian romance that features surrender issues and chocolate. I’m married and we have two children. I’m also a step-mom and grandmother.

 

2.       How did you get your start writing?

I was the little girl scribbling on scrap paper before I could read. Then I was the high-schooler writing stories and passing them around the school bus. My difficulty was I was not strong in grammar skills and I had teachers who did not encourage me to pursue writing. I spent my young adult years working for a not-for-profit, and then as a stay-at-home mom, I used my skills for MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers publicity. It was only when I turned 35 did I realize it was time to surrender the fear and write. I promised God I would write whatever He wanted, when He wanted.

 

3.       What surrender issues have you written about?

In Surrendering Time, Entrusted was about surrendering the present. Jenna and Ben were struggling with belonging, change, and grief. Entangled was about surrendering past regret. Engaged was about surrendering future plans for God’s will. Match Made in Heaven was surrendering fear, and Restoring Christmas was about pain and grief. Surrendering Stinkin’ Thinkin’ that I wrote with my daughter Hannah featured You’re Beautiful, You’re Amazing, and You’re Brilliant, books for tween girls/teens/ and women.

 

4.       So, what’s Surrendering Hearts about?

It’s a six-book series featuring the Hart sextuplets. Each sextuplet gets their own book. The premise is what if a family shares a unique birth story but stays in the national spotlight because of tragedy? Anchored Hearts is the first book featuring the oldest, Jordyn Bell Hart.

 

5.       Tell the readers about Anchored Hearts.

Anchored Hearts features Hart sextuplet #1, Jordyn. She’s used to taking care of everything and everyone, but times are changing. Her dad has recently married their neighbor, Shelly, and Jordyn isn’t used to the idea. Her siblings are moving on and not keeping Jordyn in the loop. Then there’s her work at WFRN. She’s the new morning show co-host who falls for her colleague, Spencer Collins. However, she’s made a vow stemming from her childhood that could ruin everything. Spencer has issues of his own. The morning show job wasn’t part of his plan, and he’s constantly tuned into his home life. The both of them need to let go of their control issues. Question is----can they??

6.       What gave you the inspiration to write this new series?

I am a fan of the TV show, This is Us, and I was in awe of the ability to write a show involving multiples and how an event changed everything for everyone for decades. I wondered if I could write about a big family given the logistics. My sister pitched writing about donor families, but I’m not ready to tackle that. I went with sextuplets and thought what would happen if a family with a unique birth story stayed in the national spotlight because of tragedy?

 

7.       What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

This year I’m especially busy as our daughter graduates from high school, and our son is getting married. Other than that, I love to read and watch crime shows like Cold Justice. I also binge shows with Hannah like The Office and New Girl. I also have a passion to mentor teens and women, and am active helping out at youth group.

 

8.       What, if anything, surprises you about writing?

How God takes me through the surrender theme before or as I’m writing about it. I never realized how much control was a problem in my life until Anchored Hearts. In fact, I lost a year of writing because my mom became ill and then passed away. That grief and how I handled it led to anxiety. When I sought counsel, I realized a lot of it was grief and my wish to be in control.

 

9.       What’s next for you?

Surrendering Hearts is six books, so up next is Hart sextuplet #2, Ryan. His story is Repairing Hearts, and I’m SO excited about it.

 

10.   Do you have any advice for anyone considering writing?

If you feel called to write, don’t let fear stop you. God will equip you. Just be obedient. I’m a big advocate for critique groups. They have challenged and improved my writing. I also created a prayer team before I wrote a word. They are active to this day. I believe any readers or success I have in the field is because prayer covers everything I do.






 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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