The Golden Braid
by Melanie Dickerson
Litfuse, Thomas Nelson, andMelanie Dickerson are excited to bring to you Melanie's newest fairy tale retelling, The Golden Braid.
The one who needs rescuing isn't always the one in the tower. . . .
Rapunzel can throw a knife better than any man. She paints beautiful flowering vines on the walls of her plaster houses. She sings so sweetly she can coax even a beast to sleep. But there are two things she is afraid her mother might never allow her to do: learn to read and marry.
Fiercely devoted to Rapunzel, her mother is suspicious of every man who so much as looks at her daughter and warns her that no man can be trusted. After a young village farmer asks for Rapunzel's hand in marriage, Mother decides to move them once again---this time, to the large city of Hagenheim.
The journey proves treacherous, and after being rescued by a knight---Sir Gerek---Rapunzel, in turn, rescues him farther down the road. As a result, Sir Gerek agrees to repay his debt to Rapunzel by teaching her to read. Could there be more to him than his arrogance and desire to marry for riches and position?
As Rapunzel acclimates to life in a new city, she uncovers a mystery that will forever change her life. In this Rapunzel story unlike any other, a world of secrets and treachery are about to be revealed after seventeen years. How will Rapunzel finally take control of her own destiny? And who will prove faithful to a lowly peasant girl with no one to turn to?
Reviewed by Jenna
My thoughts: THE GOLDEN BRAID was an awesome book. Mom had to practically pry the book away from me to get me to do my schoolwork or practice the piano. I loved it very much. It had a lot of twists and turns and surprising events. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys a good romance. My copy is going on my keeper shelf. Exciting! The ending caught me by surprise. Loved it!
Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1NZuPiD
Monday, November 30, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Love's Gift series
Christmas contemporary romance
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Grab your colored pencils because Julie Klassen is hosting a coloring contest!
Get creative! Download and print The Painter's Daughter coloring page. Once you've finished coloring, scan and email your entry to Amy Green with the subject line "The Painter's Daughter Coloring Contest" for the first round of judging.
The deadline for entries is .
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
An Endless Christmas
by Cynthia Ruchti
Litfuse, Worthy Publishing, and Cynthia Ruchti are pleased to bring you Christmas a little early this year.
Christmas takes a very different turn when the guests of honor break up instead of announcing their engagement. Trapped with his family, they learn that love looks different than either imagined.
Both in their eighties, Dodie and Wilson Binder celebrate every Christmas as if it were their last. This year, their grandson Micah is planning to ask his girlfriend, Katie, to marry him so they can celebrate with the whole family. But things go very wrong when she says, "no." Now they are stuck. Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster. But sometimes too much is just enough. Especially when it's Christmas.
My thoughts: I absolutely loved AN ENDLESS CHRISTMAS. It did start a little slow and draggy, but by the second chapter I was entirely hooked and in love with the host of characters. I absolutely loved some of the Christmas things they did as a family. A play, put on by the grandkids. The Grandfather singing one verse of Amazing Grace every night. Everything. This was an absolutely charming Christmas story that ended with a sigh of contentment (the best kind of book ever) and will go on my keeper shelf. Love, love, loved it. 5 stars.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Candee is graciously offering to giveaway a copy of her book! To enter, answer the question at the end and leave contact information. (If we don't know who you are, you won't win without that!)
Answer this question to be entered in giveaway: Do you like football? Which team is your favorite if you do? Remember that all important contact information!
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Book info and Review
About the book:
A Thousand Shall Fall: A Civil War Novel (Kregel, November 2015)
A story of love, hope, and healing set in the midst of the Civil War
Nineteen-year-old Carrie Ann Bell is independent and spirited. The only thing she really fears are the Union soldiers fighting against her Confederate friends. When her youngest sister runs away from home, brave Carrie Ann is determined to find her and bring her back. Disguised as a soldier, she sets off---only to find she's fallen into the hands of the enemy.
Her childhood friend Confederate Major Joshua Blevins has warned her against these Yankees: they're all devils, ready to inflict evil on unsuspecting young women. When Colonel Peyton Collier arrests her for her impersonation of an officer, it seems to confirm all her fears.
Soon, though, she finds herself drawn to the handsome, gallant colonel. He rescued her, protected her, and has been every inch the gentleman. Carrie Ann discovers that her foe has become her ally---and more than that, someone she could love. But the arrival of Joshua in the Union camp as a spy will test her loyalties. Will she protect someone who has been like family or be loyal to this stranger to whom she wants to offer her heart? When her world is being torn apart around her, whom should she trust?
Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, A Thousand Shall Fall is framed around compelling characters and a very romantic setting in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Andrea Boeshaar's extensive research guarantees historical accuracy and romance genre enthusiasts and Civil War buffs alike will enjoy the Christian perspectives on actual historical events.
Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1jbj37T'
About the author:
Andrea Boeshaar is the cofounder of American Christian Fiction Writers and runs "The Writer's ER," a coaching service for writers. She is the author of thirty published works, including Threads of Faith, a finalist in the Inspirational Readers Choice Awards. Andrea is also the author of a popular devotional and regularly blogs on a number of sites.
Connect with Andrea: website, Twitter, Facebook
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