‘My Daughter’s Legacy’ Blog Tour, Author Chat Party, and Giveaway Code:

July 26th, 2017

Meet two women in different eras but both with unfailing conviction in Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould’s new book, My Daughter’s Legacy. Therese Jennings cannot abide the thought of owning slaves. But when trouble befalls her family, can she reconcile her obligations with her beliefs? Nicole Talbot’s life is back on track after years of substance abuse. But when facts she uncovers cast doubt on her family’s legacy, she must risk all that she’s gained-her fresh start, her family’s trust, and her growing relationship with a new man-to unlock the secrets of the past.

Celebrate the release of Mindy and Leslie’s new book by entering to win the $75 Visa Cash Card Giveaway (details below) and by attending their author chat party on August 1!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • One copy of My Daughter’s Legacy
  • One $75 Visa Cash Card

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 1. The winner will be announced at the My Daughter’s Legacy Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Mindy, Leslie, and other readers, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

RSVP today and spread the word-tell your friends about the giveaway via social media and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 1st!

Precious Reproof

July 22nd, 2017

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Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word aptly spoken.

Like a gold earring or a gold ornament is a wise reproof to a receptive ear.

Like the coolness of snow at harvest time is a faithful messenger to those who sent him for he refreshes his master’s soul.

Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts about a gift not given.

Proverbs 25:11-14

Wars Will Cease

July 15th, 2017

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He makes wars cease to the end of the earth.

He breaks the bow and shatters the spear.

He burns chariots with fire.

“Be still, and know that I am God.

I am exalted among nations.

I am exalted in the earth.”

Psalms 46:10, 11

His Guilt by Shelley Shepard Gray | Blog Tour and 5-Book Giveaway

July 12th, 2017

Will a man wrongly accused of assault be convinced to return and stay in the Amish community he left? Find out in His Guilt, the next book in Shelley Shepard Gray’s The Amish of Hart County series. Neeta is one of the few people in Hart County who doesn’t believe Mark is guilty of hurting anyone. Just when Mark starts to believe a new life is possible, a close friend of Neeta’s is attacked. Once again, everyone in the community seems to believe he is guilty. Will Mark be able to find the attacker before Neeta becomes his next victim?

Enter to win a copy of His Guilt. Five winners will be chosen! Click the image below to enter to win. The winners will be announced July 25th on the Litfuse blog!

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His Guilt

July 11th, 2017

His Guilt

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By Shelley Shepard Gray

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray delivers the next novel in her Amish of Hart County series—a suspenseful tale of an Amish man who will risk all to protect the woman he loves.

Mark Fisher has returned home to Hart County, determined to put the past behind him. Two years ago, after being wrongly accused of assault, he left the Amish community, though never forgot his home. When the one person who had helped him through his rough times asks for help, Mark returns. But it is pretty Waneta Cain who makes him want to stay. . . .

Neeta is one of the few people in Hart County who doesn’t believe Mark is guilty of hurting anyone. However, his worldliness and tough exterior do make her uneasy. As she begins to see the real man behind all the gossip and prejudice, she wonders if he is the man for her.

Just when Mark starts to believe a new life is possible, a close friend of Neeta’s is attacked. Once again, everyone in the community seems to believe he is guilty. But what hurts most is Neeta’s sudden wariness around him. When another woman is hurt, a woman who is close to both Neeta and himself, Mark fears he knows the real culprit. And time is running out. Will Mark be able to find him before Neeta becomes his next victim?

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Mark Fisher left Horse Cave under a cloud of suspicion, but returned a couple years later to help out his friend. Now he was a new employee at his friend’s nursery.

Waneta Cain was also employed at Blooms and Berries,and was uneasy with Mark’s presence. In fact, most of the town was uneasy with his presence. Just the fact that Mark was brought in for questioning before leaving town caused a lot of assumptions of quilt as the perpetrator of a violent crime was never found.

As Waneta and Mark become friends and maybe a little more, the violent acts of another once again cast suspicion on Mark. Will Waneta remain steadfast in her friendship with Mark, or will she, too, become suspicious?

***I received this book free of charge from Litfuse.***

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Shelley Shepard Gray is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

Dragon Seed

July 11th, 2017

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By Marty Machowski

An angry teen, a desperate mother, a missing father, and a shadow lurking in the background. Things were going from bad to worse for Nick and his family. Tempted to run away after yet another argument with his mom, Nick receives a handwritten, leather-bound copy of an old book—a family legend passed down to him from his great grandfather. The book, called Dragon Seed, leads Nick deep into his family’s history and introduces him to another angry young man who lived in the shadows (the shadows of the tombs). Like Nick, you’ll be shocked to discover where he fits in this story of epic proportions!

This page-turning, young adult fiction story invites older children and teens into the real-life struggles of Nick. But it also ushers them into an imaginative exploration of the life of the young man Jesus saved as he wandered through the tombs. Best-selling author Marty Machowski uses both stories to introduce the reality of spiritual warfare and how its shadows affect and change us.

Machowski, a trusted teacher for children of all ages, presents a thoroughly biblical view of spiritual warfare that emphasizes the importance of humility and dangers of pride. Teens will be drawn to the story of Nick and his struggles and will learn, as they read, to also identify the shadows in their own life and turn from them. While the biblical teaching is evident throughout the narrative of Dragon Seed, Machowski also includes a twelve-lesson Bible study at the end of the book to help teens ground their understanding of spiritual warfare on biblical principles.

Youth pastors, leaders, and parents will also want to explore with teens the small group study at the end of the book with its unique take on spiritual warfare that emphasizes the biblical theme of humility. This is a perfect book to read with a group and discuss together the implications of Nick’s struggles for their lives.
Delve into this imaginative story about the reality of the spiritual war. Sign up to review the book in the sidebar!

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Dragon Seed? That sounds like something to plant in the back garden. In a way it is. It’s what can be planted in the garden of the human heart.

This is a good allegory that teens can relate to. Hopefully, it will touch them enough that they will take the antidote for dragon seeds seriously.

I’ll be passing on this book to my grandson. One doesn’t have to be a young person to enjoy and appreciate this book. Even grannies do.

Thank you, Mr. Machowski, for this book. I’ll be looking forward to reading more of your work.

***I received this book free of charge from Litfuse.***

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Author Marty Machowski is a Family Life Pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, where he has served on the pastoral staff for more than twenty years. Marty leads Promise Kingdom, the gospel-centered children’s ministry of Covenant Fellowship. He and his wife, Lois, and their six children reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He is also the Executive Editor for Children’s Resources at New Growth Press.

Marty Machowski, who studied industrial design in college, learned to combine the creativity of art with the discipline of mechanical engineering. He reflects on how his background specifically prepared him for his current ministry as an author. “Thinking up the hundreds of object lessons for the Gospel Story for Kids curriculum used problem solving creativity I learned as an industrial designer. It was exciting and challenging to create fun games and object lessons for kids that communicated the biblical concepts of the weekly lessons.”

A Message of Living Hope

July 8th, 2017

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah! In His great mercy He caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Messiah Yeshua from the dead.

An incorruptible, undefiled, and unfading inheritance has been reserved in heaven for you.

By trusting, you are being protected by God’s power for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

You rejoice in this greatly, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials.

These trials are so that the true metal of your faith (far more valuable than gold, which perishes though refined by fire) may come to light in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Messiah Yeshua.

Though you have not seen Him, you love Him. And even though you don’t see Him now, you trust Him and are filled with a joy that is glorious beyond words,

receiving the outcome of your faith – the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:3-9

Yeshua – Hebrew for Jesus

The Captain’s Daughter

July 4th, 2017

The Captain’s Daughter

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By Jennifer Delamere

Warm-hearted Victorian romance brings 1880s London to life.

When a series of circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater that is presenting the most popular show in London. A talented musician and singer, she feels immediately at home and soon becomes enthralled with the idea of pursuing a career on the stage.

A hand injury during a skirmish in India has forced Nate Moran out of the army until he recovers. Filling his time at a stable of horses for hire in London, he has also spent the past two months working nights as a stagehand, filling in for his injured brother. Although he’s glad he can help his family through a tough time, he is counting the days until he can rejoin his regiment. London holds bitter memories for him that he is anxious to escape. But then he meets the beautiful woman who has found a new lease on life in the very place Nate can’t wait to leave behind.

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Sometimes when a captain goes to sea, he doesn’t return. Sometimes the family he leaves behind ar3 by various circumstances separated from each other.

It came time for Rosalyn to leave her sisters, and make her way in the world as a lady’s maid. Then circumstances once again intervene and Rosalyn ends up in London alone and with nothing.

Only by chance did become employed as a costumer for one of the London theaters. Nate also by chance ended up working at the same theatre and befriended Rosalyn. Their friendship slowly becomes more.

Boy meets girl. Boy wants to go back to India. Girl loves her job and never wants to leave the theater. Is there any way these two can compromise?

***I received this book free of charge from Litfuse.***

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Jennifer Delamere’s debut Victorian romance, “An Heiress at Heart,” was a 2013 RITA award finalist in the inspirational category. Her follow-up novel, “A Lady Most Lovely,” received a starred review from “Publishers Weekly” and the Maggie Award for Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers. Jennifer earned a BA in English from McGill University in Montreal, where she became fluent in French and developed an abiding passion for winter sports. She’s been an editor of nonfiction and educational materials for nearly two decades, and lives in North Carolina with her husband.

The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere | Blog Tour and 5-Book Giveaway

July 3rd, 2017

Be transported to 1880s London and meet a talented musician and singer in the new Victorian romance novel from Jennifer Delamere, The Captain’s Daughter. When a series of circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater that is presenting the most popular show in London. Meanwhile London holds bitter memories for Nate Moran that he is anxious to escape. But then he meets the beautiful woman who has found a new lease on life in the very place Nate can’t wait to leave behind.

Enter to win a copy of The Captain’s Daughter. Five winners will be chosen! Click the image below to enter to win. The winners will be announced July 10th on the Litfuse blog!

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Refuge and Strength

July 1st, 2017

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God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth change, though the mountains topple into the heart of the seas,

though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at their swelling.

Psalms 46:2-4