Thursday, December 29, 2022

How Her Ex Stole Christmas


How Her Ex Stole Christmas 

December 23, 2022

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Retirement Isn’t for Christians by B J Bassett


So, my son, throw yourself into this work for Christ. 2 Timothy 2:1 MSG


When we moved to a retirement community, I was shocked to discover my neighbors only wanted to play games and go to lunch. They lacked passion for anything outside of their pleasures.


Many of them had worked all their adult lives and wanted to enjoy their retirement years. I understood, and no doubt, they deserved a relaxing retirement. On the other hand, I still needed to feel like I was giving something back to my community and serving my Lord. I was passionate about reading to children and helping them fall in love with books. I also longed to serve in my new church in whatever area there was a need.


While some may feel differently, I believe Christians are responsible for serving God no matter what age we are.


Show me where You want me to serve You, Lord. 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.



Saturday, December 24, 2022

Hearts of Steel (The Blackstone Legacy) #preorder #HistoricalRomance


Hearts of Steel 

(The Blackstone Legacy) 

January 17, 2023

His steel empire has catapulted him to the top of the world, but loving her could cost him everything.

Maggie Molinaro survived a hardscrabble childhood in the downtrodden streets of Manhattan to become a successful businesswoman. After a decade of sacrifice, she now owns a celebrated ice cream company. But when she offends a corrupt banker, she unwittingly sets off a series of calamities that threaten to destroy her life's work.

Liam Blackstone is a charismatic steel magnate committed to overhauling factory conditions for the steelworkers of America. Standing in his way is the same villain determined to ruin Maggie. What begins as a practical alliance to defeat a common enemy soon evolves into a romance between two wounded people determined to beat the odds.

A spiraling circle of treachery grows increasingly dangerous as Liam and Maggie risk their lives and fortunes for the good of the city. It will require all their wit and ingenuity to protect everything--and everyone--they hold dear.

My thoughts:  HEARTS OF STEEL is the most recent book by my favorite historical author, Elizabeth Camden. She writes stories based on real events, and my heart broke for all these poor characters had to endure.  I wanted justice for them!  I had fallen in love with the characters in previous books and couldn't wait to read this story.  If you or a friend like historical romance, you will want to read HEARTS OF STEEL as well as the other two books in the series.  This will make a great last minute gift with this book arriving in time to battle the winter blahs. Recommended.  I was given a copy free and all opinions are my own.

Friday, December 23, 2022

Her Unlikely Amish Protector: An Uplifting Inspirational Romance (Love Inspired, 6)


Her Unlikely Amish Protector: An Uplifting Inspirational Romance 

(Love Inspired, 6) 

December 27, 2022

Monday, December 19, 2022

Bound by Mayhem


Bound by Mayhem 

December 12, 2022

Sunday, December 18, 2022

I'm So Glad You Were Born: Celebrating Who You Are


I'm So Glad You Were Born: Celebrating Who You Are 

Hardcover – Picture Book

 September 27, 2022

Saturday, December 17, 2022

The Weekly Prayer Project for Kids: Journal, Pray, Reflect, and Connect with God (The Weekly Project Series)


The Weekly Prayer Project for Kids: Journal, Pray, Reflect, and Connect with God 

(The Weekly Project Series) 

Hardcover – 

November 1, 2022

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Happily Ever Amish (The Amish of Apple Creek)


Happily Ever Amish 

(The Amish of Apple Creek) 

October 25, 2022

Just for the Summer: (A Fun Swapped Roles Contemporary Clean Romance Novel)

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