(Review & Blog Tour) Inescapable

Title: Inescapable (Book 1 Road to Kingdom Series)
Author: Nancy Mehl
Pages: 336
Pub Date: July 2012
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

Source: I received a finished copy for my participation in the Litfuse Publicity Group

About the Book:

Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, Kingdom, Kansas, with plans never to return.

But five years later, the new life she built is falling apart. Lizzie knows she’s being followed, and she’s certain the same mysterious stranger is behind the threatening letters she’s received. Realizing she’ll have to run again, the only escape Lizzie can manage is a return to the last place she wants to go.

Once she arrives in Kingdom, Lizzie is confident she’ll be safe until she comes up with a new plan. In reacquainting herself with the town and its people–especially her old friend, Noah Housler–she wonders if she judged her hometown and her Mennonite faith too harshly. However, just as she begins to come to terms with her roots, Lizzie is horrified to discover the danger she ran from is closer than ever.

No longer sure who to trust and fearful for her life and the lives of those around her, Lizzie finds she has only one place left to run–to the Father whose love is inescapable.

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I have to send out a huge thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group for putting this tour together and for allowing me to me on it. When I first got the info about the book I was really excited to read the book because this is my kind of genre and its been awhile since I have read it.

Nancy Mehl is a new to me author and I have to say that after reading this book I am excited to dip into her other books. If her other books are like this one then I am sure I will love them.

I have to begin by saying that I loved this book. There was so much action and suspense happening that I had a hard time to put the book down and over two nights reading this book I stayed up late reading until the wee hours. Everytime I thought I would put it down something would happen that left me saying just a little more.

Lizzie use to live the life the life of a Mennonite in Kansas but when she turned 18 she left the life she knew and vowed never to return.

Fast forward to five years later and Lizzie is living the life of a average person in todays world. Then before Lizzie knows it she is receiving threatening letters and she is being followed. She losses her job because she is being accused of stealing money. Lizzie is scared and does what she does best and runs. But, where will she go? Lizzie goes to the one place she vowed never to go back to and that is home.

When she goes back she doesn’t exactly get the home coming she was hoping for because her father tells her she isn’t welcomed. Lizzie is scared and doesn’t know what to do she thought if she went back that she would be okay but thankfully a kind friend steps in and helps her out with lodging and a job and I think Lizzie begins to feel that it will be okay but we all know that won’t happen because that woudn’t sell a book.

Is Lizzie prepared for what will come next and how will she handle it?

I loved the book, the storyline and the character. Sadly I have to wait until Spring 2013 for Unbreakable to come out. This is the second book in the series. I can’t wait.

About Nancy:

Nancy Mehl, the author of 12 books, received an ACFW Carol Award in 2009 for her novel For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA. She writes from her home in Wichita, Kansas, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson. Visit her website at www.nancymehl.com.

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(Tour & Give Away) Wish You Were Here

About the book:
Allison Denman is supposed to get married in five days, but everything is all wrong. The huge wedding. The frothy dress. And the groom. Still, kissing the groom’s brother in an unguarded moment is decidedly not the right thing to do. How could she have made such a mistake? It seems Allison’s life is nothing but mistakes at this point. And pulling a “Runaway Bride” complete with stealing, er, borrowing her best friend’s car doesn’t seem to solve her problems. Can Allison find her way out of this mess? Maybe she just needs to stop orchestrating everything. Allison prefers being the one in control, and giving it up is not going to be easy. But to find her way again, she will have to believe that God has a plan for her and find the strength to let Him lead.

About the author:
Beth K. Vogt provides her readers with a happily ever after woven through with humor, reality, and God’s lavish grace. She’s a non-fiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an Air Force physician (now in solo practice) who said she’d never marry a doctor-or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. Beth has discovered that God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” She writes contemporary romance because she believes there’s more to happily ever after than the fairy tales tell us. Beth earned a journalism degree from San Jose State University and met her husband Rob when he knocked her down at a karate studio. They’ve been married for 31 years. They have four children, ranging in ages from 28, 25, 23 and – thanks to a funny thing happening on their way to the empty nest-a 10-year-old. The Vogt Team, which now includes a “daughter-in-love” and “son-in-love,” enjoys hiking and camping in Colorado. Read more about Beth at her website: http://bethvogt.com

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(review & Tour) By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Title: By The Light of the Silvery Moon
Author: Tricia Goyer
Pub Date: March 2012
Publisher: Barbour Books
Pages: 320

Source: I received a copy of this book from Litfuse for my participation in a book tour.

About the book:
Remember the Titanic 100 years after its doomed voyage with Tricia Goyer’s fictional portrayal of one woman’s journey.

To Amelia Gladstone, this ship means promise of seeing family again. To Quentin Walpole, the Titanic represents a new start in America…if he can get on board. All seems lost until Amelia offers him a ticket, securing his passage—and bringing him face-to-face with his railroad tycoon father and older brother, Damian. As Amelia works to reconcile father and son, she finds herself the object of both brothers’ affection. Can she choose between two brothers? Or will she lose everything to the icy waters of the Atlantic?


This year we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy.  I have seen quite a few books coming out based on this and I was a little curious. I have seen the movie (who hasn’t?) .

This isn’t something I would normally read but I loved the storyline of the book and I think Tricia Goyer did a fantastic job with this book. I was curious about Tricia and her books because I have been seeing amazing reviews on her books so I was excited when I got chosen to read and review this.

One thing I loved about the book was the characters and the storyline. Yes its basically about the Titanic sinking but its through the eyes of the passengers. There was more behing the characters I loved reading why they were there and why they had to be on that ship.

You can tell that Tricia did her research on this book because she put alot of historical facts into the book will mixing it up with fiction. If you are a fan of the Titanic you will probably enjoy this book.

Amelia  and her aunt are setting sail on the Titanic to head for America because she is going to meet Mr. Chapman, a man she has been corresponding with and who has paid for her passage. She is hoping that he could possibly be the man of her dreams.

You can tell that Amelia is a caring and giving person and she leads her life with her heart on her sleeve because when she witnesses  the ship’s officers throwing a man off the ship who appears to be hungry and homeless, Amelia gives him their spare ticket. Little does Amelia know that her life is about to change from this one gesture.
The man Amelia helps is Quentin Walpole and he was raised in wealthly family. When he asks for his share of the estate he goes crazy and looses it all leaving him with absolutely nothing to his name.  He is hoping that perhaps sneaking on board the Titanic and heading to America will change his luck. Although he is seen and thrown off the ship but with the generosity of Amelia he takes this as a sign things will work out and he will be okay.

Although Quentin thinks he is leaving all his problems behind he quickly realizes that he will soon have to encounter them and face them head on.

I really enjoyed this and want to thank Litfuse for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour.

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(Blog Tour & Give Away) Amish Values for Your Family

Amish Values for Your Family: What We Can Learn from the Simple Life

Today I am very honored to be a part of the tour for Amish Values for Your Family. Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group for allowing me to a part of the tour and for sending me a copy of the book.

I knew when I read this book that I wanted to do a review of Amish Values for Your Family but at the same time I had to think about a value or chapter that I wanted to incorporate into my every day life.

There are so many great values I could pull from the book that would be nice to add into our life but what one would make a difference the most and I realized that instilling a work ethic in Michael wouldn’t be a bad thing to work on. It would show him how important it is to be a part of something and that doing some chores isn’t a bad thing and that if we all do a little something to help each other out that there will be more family time for us.

I have started out with minor things and over the past few days he has asked me if there is anything else he can do to help so that we can do things quicker. He has realized that by helping means he can have more time with me then before.

Its nice to have someone set the table while I am cooking dinner and to have some clean up the table while I am putting away the left overs or helping fold the laundry (to the best of his ability). You can see the pride on their faces when they realized they are helping out and doing a good job.

About the Author:

Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D.Benedict, who was raised Plain. She has many, many Plain relatives living in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and travels back to Pennsylvania,as well as to Ohio,a couple of times each year for research.

Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world. In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme: You don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate many of their principles–simplicity, living with less,appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily– into your life.

When Suzanne isn’t writing or bragging to her friends about her first newgrandbaby (!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne’s way of thinking, you just can’t take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone’s underwear in its mouth.

Suzanne can be found on-line at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com.

A chance to win:
Enter 8/15 – 8/31!

Suzanne Woods Fisher is thrilled to announce the release of Amish Values for Your Family, her latest non-fiction release. “It offers loving ways to bring your fractured home back to life-Amish style. Read it and apply generously! It’s a beautiful book-funny, charming, soulful, and beautiful.” -Mary Ann Kirkby

Read the reviews here.

To celebrate the release of Amish Values for Your Family, Suzanne has teamed up her publisher Revell Books to giveaway a Kindle, and with Bill Coleman (the amazing photographer used on Suzanne’s book covers) to give away a signed Bill Coleman original.

One Grand Prize winner will receive an Amish Values Prize Package (valued at over $200) and includes:

* A brand new KINDLE

* A Signed Bill Coleman original

* Amish Values for Your Family (for KINDLE)

Click on one of the icons to enter. Winner will be announced on 9/2 at Suzanne’s blog. Be sure to stop by the blogs on Suzanne’s blog tour – many have copies of Amish Values for Your Family to give away.
But, wait there’s more! Suzanne is running a Bill Coleman caption contest during the month of August on her blog. Title one of Bill’s gorgeous photos for a chance to win a print from Bill’s Amish Photo site and/or a copy of Amish Values for Your Family.

Tour Dates: You can click Here to see other reviews of this book from the tour before today’s date.

Renee at Doorkeeper http://reneeannsmith.com/
Brynna at Joy Filled Living http://joyfilledmama.blogspot.com
Amanda at Talbert Report http://thetalbertreport.blogspot.com

Debbie at Christian Stay at Home Moms http://csahm.com
Claire at Country Mouse In The City http:countrymouseclaire.blogspot.com
The Literary Mama http://www.preslaysa.com
Dawn at Guiding Light Homeschool http://guidinglighths.com
Leland at The Cross Is All http://annawood.wordpress.com/

Kristie at Family Scrapbooks & Coffee http://needcoffeeplease.blogspot.com
Prerna at The Mom Writes http://www.themomwrites.com

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(Review & Tour & Give Away) Beside Still Waters

Title: Beside Still Waters
Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: BH Publishing Group
Pages: 258
Pub Date: April 2011

Source: I received this book from Litfuse on behalf of BH Publishing for my honest review.

About the book:Marianna Sommer believes she knows where her life is headed. Nineteen years old and Amish, her plan is to get baptized into the church, marry Aaron Zook, and live in the only community she’s ever known.

When Marianna’s family moves from Indiana to Montana she discovers life and faith will never be the same. As she builds an easy friendship with local guy, Ben Stone, Ben not only draws her heart, he also gets her thinking about what loving God and living in community is all about.

As Marianna struggles to find “home”, she also encounters God in intimate ways.

One of my favorite genres of books is the Amish Fiction. I have always been fascinated with the Amish and their way of life. Reading this book it makes you realize that even though we are different in many ways be still feel the same way and care about people the same way.

Growing up Marianna knows that no matter what she does she will never replace her two dead sisters that died in a tragic buggy accident but she tries her best to remain on the right path.

Marianna and her family live in a strict Amish community in Indiana. Marianna has always thought that her life would be in that community married to Aaron Zook and raising her family. When Marianna’s brother Levi decides that he doesn’t want to lead the Amish life he leaves his family and decides to live with the English.

Marianna’s father fears that his other children will follow the lead of their big brother so he decides to move the family to Montana. Thinking that if they are away they will remain faithful to the Amish way of life. This news upsets Marianna because she fears that if she leaves Aaron will choose another to marry. Of course Marianna doesn’t have to leave she can live with family but feels as though she is obligated to go with the family.

Will Marianna be able to remain true to her Amish up bringing when an English boy catches her eye? When given the chance will Marianna return to her old Amish community to be with Aaron or is it too late?

I really enjoyed the book and honestly I managed to read this in one sitting. before I started the book I went to the author’s site and realized that there would be a book two and after reading this one I am super excited to read the next one because I have so many questions that I hope will get answered.

Another thing I loved about the book was the few recipes that were included in the back of the book such as: haystacks, oatmeal butter crisps, and a few others.

Link to buy the book: http://triciagoyer.com/contemporaryfiction.html#BesideStillWaters

Give Away
To celebrate the release of the first book in the Big Sky Amish series Tricia is giving away 10 copies of Beside Still Waters and a pair of super cute antique Amish salt & pepper shakers.

Details at Tricia’s blog, It’s Real Life: http://triciagoyer.blogspot.com/2011/04/beside-still-waters-giveaway.html

BONUS! Each person who enters the giveaway will receive a FABULOUS Montana Amish Calendar. Hurry, it’s only available while supplies last! I just checked and the calendars are no longer available.

About the Author:

Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty-six books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference in 2003. Tricia’s book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family.

Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife. Visit Tricia Goyer for more info.

The next book in the series scheduled to be released in October 2011 is:

Here is where the book will be stopping by today:

Sheri at The Shades of Pink
JHS at Colloquium
Carol at Books Before Food
Kat at Reviews From The Heart
Lynetta at Open Book
Melissa at Book Reviews
Alexia at The Mommy Rambles

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(Tour) Amish Proverbs

About Amish Proverbs: Simplify your life with Amish wisdom

Through firsthand research and personal relationships, Suzanne Woods Fisher has collected more than 200 proverbs that uncover the rich heritage, folklore, faith, values, history, and essence of the Plain People. These proverbs serve as teaching tools and maxims for practical living–but they’re not just for the Amish. They’re for anyone who seeks God’s wisdom and truth for everyday circumstances.

Ranging from the simple to the profound, from the serious to the humorous, these sayings will stick with you through life’s joys and sorrows. With beautiful full-color photos throughout, Amish Proverbs is the perfect gift for any occasion.

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the CBA bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, Amish Peace, and Amish Proverbs. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Benedict eventually became publisher of Christianity Today magazine. Suzanne is the host of a radio show called Amish Wisdom and her work has appeared in many magazines. She lives in California. Find out more about Suzanne at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com

If your interested in buying this book click the title Amish Proverbs.

Blog Tour Schedule

Julie at The Surrendered Scribe

Judy at health, Beauty, Children and Family

Debra at Footprints in the Butter

Michelle at My Semblance of Sanity

Abi at 4 the LOVE of BOOKS

Monique at Arms of a Sister

Christa at Fairfield Corner Academy

Ruth at Not So Ordinary Girls

Kim at Just a Thought

Mindy at Ponderings of the Heart

Mindy at A Room without Books is Empty

Theresa at Just One More Paragraph

Kim at Window To My World

Valerie at Tea Time With Valerie

Danielle at Danielle at The Happy Wife

Desiree at Wee Share

Jody at The Corner Book Blog

Theresa at Faith and Family Reviews

Tammy at Tammy’s Book Parlor

Julie at Busy Julie

Teri at Mom to Bed by 8

Michelle at Leading a Quiet Life

Marta at Marta’s Meanderings

Janet at Along the Way

Barry at Gnostalgia

Julie at One Rainy Afternoon

Stephanie at Stephanie at Coupon Clippin’

Gretta at The Johns Family

Lori at Lori’s Book Reviews

Annette at A Well-Watered Garden

Tracy at Simply Tracy

Dana at A Nibnabit Life

Kristina at Mommy Literati

Crystal at Music and Mommies: The Scattered Mind

Tami at This Mom’s Delight

Heather at Faith, Family and Fun

Mrs. Q at Book Addict

The Praying Mom at Praying Through Chaos

Zoe at Zoe Reads

Bailey at Growing For Christ

Carol at Books Before Food

Cindy at Cindy’s Love Of Books

Nora at Finding Hope Through Fiction

Stephanie at Super Reviewer Girl

Jennifer at The Steeds

Lauren at 5 Minutes for Books

Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life

Amy at Girlfriends Get Real

Anna at Mingle Over Mocha

Kaylea at My Scrappy Life

Check back later for my review and give away of this book.

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