At Love’s Command – Hanger’s Horsemen Book One by Karen Witemeyer

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“No problem exists that Matthew Hanger can’t outthink.”

Karen Witemeyer is back with a brand new series!  At Love’s Command introduces readers to Hanger’s Horsemen, a band of noble men who, after a life-changing battleground experience, have made a name for themselves by helping those in need without the use of deadly force.

At Love’s Command features a female physician, Dr. Josephine Burkett.  She speaks in “ten-dollar words” and stands her own in a man’s world, in 1893 Texas.  She’s sassy, smart and strong in her faith!

Hands down, the best part of this story is the dynamic between the Horsemen.  Each fellah brings something special to the group.  The brotherly banter and ribbing is so cute!  I hope each gentleman receives his own story!

With fantastic supporting characters, beautiful prayers and many scripture reflections, fans of historical fiction will absolutely enjoy this book!

At Love’s Command is available for preorder at www.christianbook.com and www.bakerbookhouse.com .  Release day for this western adventure is June 2, 2020.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Karen Witemeyer and Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley.  All opinions expressed are my own.

 

Content Note:  Please highlight in between the brackets to view content in this novel.
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War violence and battle scenes with lives lost, the prologue especially
Shootouts
Time in captivity
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INSPY Nominated Books I Read in 2019

Good morning everyone!

The short list for this year’s INSPY Award nominees has been posted!  Here are the nominated books I read in 2019!

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Heart of a Royal by Hannah Currie

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Just One Kiss by Courtney Walsh

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All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner

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Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens

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Whose Waves These Are by Amanda Dykes

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Sweet on You – A Bradford Sisters Romance by Becky Wade

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The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright

 

Congratulations to all the nominees!

The links below each picture will take you to my reviews!  

Click to see my 2018 nominated reads: INSPY Nominated Books I Read In 2018


Comment below: 

Do we have any matching books?  What books did you read that made the short list?


Thanks for stopping by!  Have a good weekend!
~ Jen

 

Disclaimer:  I am not affiliated with the INSPY Awards.  I was not contacted to share a post like this.  I just like good, clean Christian books.  🙂  

 

Starfish Pier – A Hope Harbor Novel by Irene Hannon

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“Not all of us can do great things.  But we can do small things with great love.”
~ Mother Teresa (Saint Teresa of Calcutta)

Starfish Pier is an engaging story of faith, forgiveness and second chances!  I really enjoyed it and recommend it to fans of contemporary romance novels with a strong Christian worldview.

From the uber-intuitive taco chef to the town’s roving reporter, the citizens of Hope Harbor are warm, welcoming and wonderful!

I, of course, now want to read all of the Hope Harbor books.  As quickly as possible!  Good thing I have a copy of Driftwood Bay on my shelf!  Sure, I’ll be reading in backwards order, but I’m already anxious to get back to this lovely seaside escape!

Starfish Pier is available now!  Grab your copy at Christian Book or Baker Bookhouse .

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell as part of the Revell Reads Blogger Program.  A positive review was not required.  All opinions expressed are completely my own.

 

CONTENT NOTE:  Please highlight in between the brackets below to view the topics/scenes in this book.
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Addiction
Abortion
Assisted suicide
Birth defects
Fade-to-black intimate scene between a married couple
Mental Health
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On a Coastal Breeze – Three Sisters Island Book Two by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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Travel back to the charming Three Sisters Island, Maine for another visit with the Grayson family!

On a Coastal Breeze is a strong, character-driven novel.  My favorite thing about this story is the fact that, for a contemporary read, Fisher does not write worldly characters.  There are no pop culture mentions, no brand names, no celebrities and no trends. It’s clear to see these endearing characters are in the world but not of the world.  It’s so refreshing!

There are a few flashback scenes in the book that really shape who Maddie and Rick are.  Fisher handled it very delicately, and I’ve listed the subject matter in the spoiler section below for those sensitive to these topics.

This is a series to enjoy in order, so make sure you read On a Summer Tide  before you read this one.  Both are available at www.christianbook.com and www.bakerbookhouse.com .  I cannot wait til the last book in this series to see how the Grayson family changes again during another camping season on the island.  There’s no release date yet, so stay tuned – I’ll share as soon as I see a book cover!

I highly recommend On a Coastal Breeze!  I hope you enjoy it!

I received a complimentary advanced reading copy of this book from Revell through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.  A positive review was not required.  All opinions expressed are completely my own.

 

Content Note:  The following subject matter is mentioned with light details in this novel:

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Anxiety disorders
Serious health concerns
School-age taunting and the emotions that linger
Teenage sexual experiences and their emotions/consequences
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Spotlight: May 5, 2020 Christian Fiction New Releases

Good morning!

It’s a beautiful, huge release day for Christian fiction!!

Here are just some of the new releases today:

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On a Coastal Breezesecond in a series!
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Revell
My review is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday May 6th!  Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it!

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Stay with Me – A Misty River Romancefirst in a new series!
Becky Wade
Bethany House

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Unyielding Hopefirst in a new series!
Janette Oke & Laurel Oke Logan
Bethany House
Look at this cover!!!!!  I can’t wait to read this!

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Storing Up Trouble – American Heiressesseries finale!
Jen Turano
Bethany House
Read my review HERE!

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A Mosaic of Wings
Kimberly Duffy – debut author!
Bethany House
I will be reading this for review!  I can’t wait!  Stay tuned for my thoughts!

 

To purchase these titles, visit www.christianbook.com or www.bakerbookhouse.com .

Comment Below: 
What title are you most looking forward to?
Is there a book you’ve got your eye on that’s not listed here?

Praying you all have a lovely day!
~ Jen

Spotlight: May 2020 #TBR

Good morning!

I’m currently planning my reading month so I wanted to share what I’ve got on deck for this lovely month of May!

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A Mosaic of Wings
Kimberly Duffy
Bethany House Publishers; May 5, 2020
Genre:  Christian historical fiction
I’m looking forward to reading this author’s debut novel!

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Stories That Bind Us
Susie Finkbeiner
Revell; June 2, 2020
Genre:  Christian women’s fiction
I cannot wait to read this!  I loved her release from last year, All Manner of Things.  Click here to see that review!
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At Love’s Command – Hanger’s Horsemen Book One
Karen Witemeyer
Bethany House; June 2, 2020
Genre:  Christian historical romance
I am on Karen’s launch team and my review copy is waiting for me on my Kindle!  I’m really looking forward to starting a new series from one of my favorite historical authors!

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Direct Threat – Protection INC Book One
Kimberly Rose Johnson
Independently Published; June 1, 2020
Genre:  Christian romantic suspense
I helped Kimberly launch her first romantic suspense book, Edge of Truth, last year and I’m really excited to read a new book from this talented author!  It’s going to be a busy release year for her, so follow Kimberly on Amazon to see what’s new as it’s published!       

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Dead End – Kaely Quinn Profiler Book Three
Nancy Mehl
Bethany House Publishers; March 31, 2020
Genre:  Christian romantic suspense
I cannot wait to see how this unique series wraps up!  I haven’t read a spoiler yet – shhhhhh – don’t tell me anything!!!

 

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The House at the End of the Moor
Michelle Griep
Barbour Books/Shiloh Run Press; April 1, 2020
Genre:  Christian historical romance/mystery
I’ve seen high marks for this gothic mystery!  I’m anxious to get started!

 

And, what am I currently reading, you ask?

 

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Starfish Pier – A Hope Harbor Novel
Irene Hannon
Revell; March 31, 2020
Genre:  Christian contemporary romance
This is a really well-written novel and I am enjoying my first trip to Hope Harbor!

 

So that’s it!  My official TBR pile for May!  I do have deadlines for a few titles, so some reviews will be guaranteed this month.  Please be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss when they’re live!

 

Comment Below:  What’s your May TBR looking like?

 

Praying you’re all safe and sound!  Happy reading!
~ Jen

Spotlight: May 1, 2020 Christian Fiction New Releases

I know what you’re thinking.

Jen, it’s not Tuesday!

I know!  It’s Friday!

Barbour Publishing and Mountain Brook Ink both release their new books on the first of the month!

Woo hoo!!

Here are two brand new Christian fiction releases that are available now!

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Title:  The Last Roses – D.B. Burns Mysteries Book Two
Author:  Jeanette-Marie Mirich
Publisher:  Mountain Brook Ink
Purchase in ebook and paperback at www.amazon.com .

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Title:  The Blacksmith Brides:  Four Historical Stories
Authors:  Amanda Barratt, Angela K. Couch, Pegg Thomas and Jennifer Uhlarik
Publisher:  Barbour Books
Purchase in paperback at www.christianbook.com .

Have a nice weekend!
~ Jen

 

April 2020 Recap

Good morning!  Welcome back!  I am praying you all are healthy and happy!

Reviews:
Before I Called You Mine by Nicole Deese
Silent Shadows – Harbored Secrets Book Three by Natalie Walters
Storing Up Trouble – American Heiresses Book Three by Jen Turano
Always Look Twice – Uncommon Justice Book Two by Elizabeth Goddard

Special Features:
March 2020 Recap
Cover Reveal: Heart of a Princess – Daughters of Peverell Book Two by Hannah Currie

Goodreads Tally:  17/60

Favorite Book Read in April:  Storing Up Trouble by Jen Turano – I couldn’t stop laughing!

Sneak Peek – May 2020:  A Mosaic of Wings by Kimberly Duffy – I’m looking forward to reading this debut novel!  My review copy is on the way so stay tuned for my review!

Currently Reading:  On a Coastal Breeze by Suzanne Woods Fisher – I may be finished reading this by the time my recap posts.  On a Coastal Breeze is the second book in the Three Sisters Island series.  My review of the first book can be found here!

 

Comment Below:  What was your favorite book from April?  

 

Hang in there!  Easter Blessings to you all!

~ Jen

Spotlight: Bethany House & Revell Fall 2020 Cover Art

Who here likes happy bookish news?  Raise your hands!

Good!  ME TOO!!

Without further ado, here are some of my favorite covers from Bethany House and Revell’s Fall 2020 catalog!

 

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Comment Below:  Which one of the above covers is your favorite?
Do you have a favorite not mentioned here?

Some of these titles are up for preorder right now at your favorite bookseller, such as:
Christian Book
Baker Book House
Amazon

I can’t wait to see these books in person!

Thanks for stopping by!  God Bless you all!
~ Jen

Always Look Twice – Uncommon Justice Book Two by Elizabeth Goddard

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Why YOU (Yes, You!) Should Totally Read Always Look Twice by Elizabeth Goddard:

* Awesome likable, relatable characters with super cool careers
* Engaging storyline and writing style
* Chapter-ending cliffhangers, mixed with varying chapter lengths, makes for an unputdownable read
* Creepy villain point-of-view
* Vintage Airstream travel trailers
* Super cute romance

It’s popular to say that a suspense book has many twists and turns, but – man, did this book deliver! There were surprises along the way that made my jaw drop! And, even with chapters featuring the point of view of the villain, I wasn’t 100% sure who the mastermind behind the mayhem was until the reveal! Nicely done!

I absolutely enjoyed Always Look Twice and totally recommend it to fans of romantic suspense. I can’t wait for the final book in this series, Don’t Keep Silent , which releases on June 30, 2020!

Always Look Twice is available now – for quick shipping, visit www.bakerbookhouse.com!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from author Elizabeth Goddard. A positive review was not required. All opinions expressed are completely my own.