Thursday, October 30, 2014

: “Too Loved to be Lost” Kindle HDX Giveaway and Facebook Party with Debora Coty!

In Too Loved to Be Lost (Barbour Books, October 2014), you’ll find simple, practical steps for healing, refreshment, and revitalization of spirit, body, and faith. Whether you’re struggling with issues related to trust, depression, patience, relationships, hurts, or hopes. . .this humor-filled volume will deliver a much-needed smile and equip you with simple-to-implement tips for attaining the kind of guidance and belonging you crave—the kind that can only be found in the unconditional love of Papa God.

Debora M. Coty is a popular speaker, columnist, lifelong Bible student, internationally published freelance writer, and award-winning author of numerous books, including "Too Blessed to Be Stressed," and "More Beauty, Less Beast." She’s also an orthopedic occupational therapist, writing instructor, and tennis addict. Mother of two grown children, Debora lives and loves in central Florida with her husband, Chuck, and desperately wicked pooch, Fenway.

In our world a woman’s acceptance so often seems contingent on her looks, behavior, or talents. This can lead to fearing loss of acceptance, trying to outperform one another, and a warped view God as a ruthless, judgmental, stern entity just waiting for us to crash and burn. Debora M. Coty's new book, Too Loved to Be Lost: Discovering God’s Intentional, Unconditional, Without-Limits Loveoffers women simple, practical steps for finding healing, security, and revitalization of spirit, body, and faith.

MY THOUGHTS AND VIEWS ON THIS BOOK:  What a refreshing read!!!  This is mixed with humor and so much wisdom in little nuggets of truth.  Stories mixed with humor and truth that runs deep.  How do I see myself?  Do I see myself as an outsider or insider?  

Debora does a wonderful job of telling stories mixed with nuggets of truth and even easy to learn monthly scripture memorization called "Lifesavers".  This is not a self-help book, but to me it is a self-reflection book.  It emphasizes the fact that I am loved by God even when I don't feel loved or lovable.  God loves me unconditionally and just as I am no strings attached.  This has been so much needed for me in the time that I needed it most.  

Celebrate being "Too Loved" by entering Debora Coty's HDX giveaway and RSVPing to her Facebook party on November 6th.


  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle HDX
  • Too Loved to Be Lost by Debora Coty
Enter today by clicking the button below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 6th. Winner will be announced at the Too Loved to Be Lost Facebook author event on 11/6. Join author Debora Coty for a humorous and encouraging evening centered around God's unconditional love. Debora will be hosting a fun chat, giving away prizes, answering your questions, offering an exclusive peek at her next book, and much more!

So grab your copy of Too Loved to be Lost and join Debora and friends on the evening of November 6th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 6th!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

THE PROMISE Kindle HDX Giveaway from Beth Wiseman!

The Promise
Mallory’s search for happiness leads her to a faraway place. There she finds heartache, betrayal—and danger.
Mallory Hammond is determined that no one will stand in the way of her goal—to save a life. She had that chance years ago, and she failed to take it, leaving her adrift and in search of the real meaning of her life. Finally, she meets a man online from a volatile corner of the world who offers her the chance to find that purpose. But she will have to leave everyone she loves behind in order to take it.

Tate Webber has loved Mallory for many years. He understands that Mallory will never be happy with him until her deepest heart’s desire is satisfied. When Mallory decides to travel across the world to fulfill her dreams, Tate begs her not to go but tries to give her the space she needs. Mallory embarks on her dangerous journey only to discover how swiftly and easily promises can be broken. And Mallory can only pray that she will make it out alive.
Inspired by actual events, The Promise is a riveting love story that asks the question: how far will we go for love?

Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.3 million books, her novels have held spots on multiple Bestseller lists. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. Her first book in the Land of Canaan series--"Seek Me With All Your Heart"--was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year. Beth lives in Texas with her family.

MY THOUGHTS AND VIEWS:  Every so often there comes along a book that takes a 180 degree turn from the ordinary girl meets boy story.  This is such a read I ended up with more than questions and less answers.

We meet Mallory Hammond and Tate Weber as they pursue their relationship with each other, their families, friends and all important their faith.   Tate was brought up in the Catholic church and faith, but Mallory has none of that upbringing.  So she starts doubting her relationship with Tate and what she truly believes.  Then she is introduced to someone online that leads her on a journey that she never thought would take her away from her family, friends and faith.

Will Mallory find her way back home?  Will she find faith in God?  Where will this journey take her?  Will she leave her family, friends and job to meet a man that she just met online? How far is too far that you can't get back home?

 It is a thought provoking, edge of your seat journey from a small town in Texas to clear across the world.  This book makes a great addition to your library.

In a daring new novel, Beth Wiseman jumps way outside the box. The Promise will take readers far away from Amish country and small Texas towns to a dangerous place on the other side of the world. Inspired by actual events, this is the book Beth has been working toward for a long time.

Curious? Click here to read the reviews, and be sure to enter Beth's Kindle HDX giveaway!
One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • The Promise by Beth Wiseman
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 9th. Winner will be announced November 10th here.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

THE MASON JAR Kindle Fire Giveaway from James Russell Lingerfelt!

The Mason Jar 

What if your old college roommate called, raving about a book someone sent her, calling it the most beautiful book she’s ever read? “But,” she said, “it’s about you.” The author is your college ex.
In The Mason Jar, Clayton Fincannon is a Tennessee farm boy raised at the feet of his grandfather. He and his grandfather leave letters for each other in a Mason jar on his grandfather’s desk—letters of counsel and affirmation. When Clayton attends college in Southern California, he meets and falls in love with a dark debutante from Colorado. However, when an unmentioned past resurrects in her life and she leaves, Clayton is left with unanswered questions.
Clayton goes on to serve as a missionary in Africa, while he and his grandfather continue their tradition of writing letters. When Clayton returns home five years later to bury his grandfather, he searches for answers pertaining to the loss of the young woman he once loved. Little does Clayton know, the answers await him in the broken Mason jar.
A story about a girl who vanished, a former love who wrote a book about her, and a reunion they never imagined.
Written for the bruised and broken, The Mason Jar is an inspirational romance that brings hope to people who have experienced disappointment in life due to separation from loved ones. With a redemptive ending that encourages us to love again and written in the fresh, romantic tones of Nicholas Sparks, The Mason Jar interweaves the imagery of Thoreau with the adventures and climatic family struggles common to Dances with WolvesA River Runs Through It, and Legends of the Fall.

James Russell Lingerfelt is the author of "The Mason Jar" and writes articles for "The Huffington Post." James connects with readers at his blog, Love Story from the Male Perspective, and divides his time between Southern California and his family's ranch in Alabama.

MY THOUGHTS AND OPINION OF THIS BOOK:  I can truthfully say this was not my favorite read.  I am not a big fan of Nicholas Sparks and this had him written all the way through it.

I was looking for a book that yes maybe the characters were not Christian, but they eventually discovered a relationship with Jesus Christ.  I did not see this in the book. Clayton was raised by his Grandfather and had a great relationship with him.  The main references to God was the Grandfather's relationship with Jesus and him being a missionary.  The only "missionary" work that Clayton managed to do was mainly humanitarian aide for orphans.

There was no redemption in this book.  The only thing I saw was this being about Clayton and his feelings toward a woman he fell in love with in college and was reunited with her later on at a class reunion.

I was not impressed at all with this novel.  I was expecting more, but I was left with a "bleh"feeling after reading this book.