Friday, August 22, 2014

Quilts of Love | A GRAND DESIGN – Kindle HDX Giveaway & “Fall into Fall” Facebook Party!

A getaway on a charming island may be just what Alyssa needs—if only she can let go of her past. When Alyssa Denham, a single career woman, wins a fun getaway for two on Mackinac Island where her grandmother lives, she gives her carefree best friend a call. Together, they tour the old shops and hidden treasures of the quaint island while helping Alyssa’s grandmother piece together an heirloom quilt. Their quest gains them entrance into the homes of many longtime residents of the island, parts of the city that are otherwise off limits to tourists. As the quilt’s story takes shape, Alyssa gains amazing insight into her grandmother’s life . . . and attracts the attention of the handsome Scott Whitman, an island resident in charge of hotel transportation. Will memories of her past keep Alyssa from letting go? Or will the quest to piece together the heirloom quilt restore Alyssa’s fractured heart—and bring healing to her entire family? Find our more and purchase a copy at the Quilts of Love website.


Amber Stockton is an award‑winning author, a national speaker, and a direct‑sales brand partner with Nerium International. She lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in Colorado. They have a daughter and a son, and an Aussie/retriever mix named Roxie. Three of her novels have won annual reader’s choice awards. Find out why readers love her by visiting her website AmberStockton.com. Don’t miss this month’s Quilts of Love book, A Grand Design by Amber Stockton. Who hasn't struggled to let painful memories go and move into God's healing? You’ll be sure to love this heartfelt and encouraging tale set on historic Mackinac Island.

Celebrate August’s release by entering to win a Kindle from Quilts of Love and RSVPing for the "Fall into Fall" Facebook author chat party.


MY THOUGHTS, VIEWS & OPINION:

I am really enjoying this series of books.  I like it that it is a "series" without being a series.  It does not matter if this is the first book that you are reading or the tenth one that you are reading.  So pack your bags join Alyssa and her BFF to Mackinac Island for a two week getaway.  Join Alyssa as she helps her grandmother with a project of piecing together a quilt.  The author does an excellent job of taking us on the journey of Alyssa.  There are things in her past that she has held inside and told no one not even her BFF.   When her past comes rushing back, will she make peace with her past or continue to let her past hold her back from having a relationship with her Grandmother and finding love.   Join the journey and if you are looking for a great "series" that does not have to be read in any order then by all means join the Quilts of Love Series.




Quilts of Love Kindle HDX Giveaway, Amber Stockton, A Grand Design

  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle HDX
  • A Grand Design by Amber Stockton
  • Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 16th. Winner will be announced on the Quilts of Love blog. Plus make sure you RSVP to the October 7th author chat party with Amber Stockton and Robin Caroll for an evening of book chat, quilting tips and tricks, prizes, and more!

RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on October 7th!

Monday, August 18, 2014

I AM BACK!!!

I am back from my hiatus.  I have not left my resolution of exploring new and "new to me authors".  I am still exploring different genres and discovering what I really like and what is not my favorites.

I will be posting more and exciting reads on my blog.  I will have not only a Christmas book review and even a children's book too!  I do hope everyone has had a great summer and looking forward to school and college starting.  I had a great summer visiting family that I have not seen in a long time.  Also, it was a bitter sweet time saying goodbye to some dear friends after 24 years of great times, laughs and just spending time together.

I have really had to step back and reevaluate some of my schedule.  I had to cram in so much to read.  Biggest lesson learned:  I don't have to say yes to everything that comes along and I must pace myself.  So, there might not be a lot of stuff on my blog, but it will be at my pace and what I can read in the allotted time so that I can give the best reviews and not be so rushed with things.

If you have any questions about the books that I have read and not clarified in my reviews and you want to know more just let me know.  Also, if the author is new to you and want my input just ask and I will try to answer them.

I know I have been reading Quilts of Love Series a lot, but I am finding it to be great reads.  This is a series that is not a series and I am enjoying the fact that no matter where you start each book is a stand alone book.  So, my first review this month is a Quilts of Love Series book.  I think after this one I will be looking for something new to read.

If you are a new reader welcome and if you have been reading my blog and checking my blog out and wondering where I have been ...... well I AM BACK!!!!!


God bless,

Tia