Friday, May 24, 2024

Review of The Song of Sourwood Mountain by Ann H. Gabhart

 



While the century began with such promise, it is 1910 when Mira Dean's hopes of being a wife and mother are dashed to pieces. Her fiancé dead from tuberculosis, Mira resigns herself to being a spinster schoolteacher--until Gordon Covington shows up.
 
No longer the boy she knew from school, Gordon is now a preacher who is full of surprises. First, he asks Mira to come to Sourwood in eastern Kentucky to teach at his mission school. Second, he asks her to marry him. Just like that. And all at once the doors that had seemed firmly shut begin to open, just a crack.
 
With much trepidation, Mira steps out in faith into a life she never imagined, in a place filled with its own special challenges, to serve a people who will end up becoming the family she always dreamed of.
 
From the pen of bestselling author Ann H. Gabhart comes a heartwarming story of the unexpected blessings that can come when we dare to follow the Lord's leading.


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My Review

The Song of Sourwood Mountain is a story about Mira Dean, a schoolteacher who loses her fiancé due to illness and figures she will spend the rest of her life as a spinster. That is until she meets Gordon Covington, a single minister from Sourwood Mountain, and complicates her life even more.

I loved the way the author describes the countryside and the mountain folk including their customs. The main characters are very relatable, and I enjoyed their many layers. My favorite character was Ada June, a ten-year-old girl living through difficult times but was a ray of sunshine to read about.

The story takes you through a series of pain and disappointments but also one of immense faith and hope. I couldn't put it down.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and willingly chose to review it. A positive review was not required, and all opinions are my own.



Review of Sheltered by the Doctor by Danielle Grandinetti

 

Sheltered by the Doctor Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Sheltered by the Doctor by Danielle Grandinetti, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Sheltered by the Doctor

Title: Sheltered by the Doctor
Series:
Harbored in Crow's Nest #5
Author:
Danielle Grandinetti
Publisher:
Hearth Spot Press
Release Date:
May 21, 2024
Genre:
Christian Historical Romantic Suspense

A fake relationship might keep her safe, but will it break their hearts? 

Wisconsin, 1931—Mindy Zahn can’t understand why her parents deserted the family farm, leaving her mute younger sister in her care. Until her mother’s cryptic warning to keep her sister safe becomes a life-threatening task. 

Searching for that elusive something to ease his weary heart, Dr. Nick Matrone is drawn to the cheery Mindy. He would never presume to bring such a sweet woman into his beleaguered past, so friendship is all he can offer. Except, he doesn’t expect needing to save her life. 

As the danger grows, they both must battle through physical and emotional wounds to have a hope of their counterfeit relationship becoming true. 

Welcome to Crow’s Nest, where danger and romance meet at the water’s edge.

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MY REVIEW

An exciting story of a young woman, Mindy, working as a waitress, all of a sudden ends up taking care of her mute sister. A young doctor, Nick Matrone, works as a doctor in Crows Nest, Wisconsin where they both live. Their lives end up entwined and in grave danger.

The story is of one circumstance after another connecting Mindy and Nick into the criminal world. The characters are well-developed with flaws they each have to work through. It's a heart-wrenching story but one of hope and trust. The ending wrapped up everything nicely.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and a positive review is not required. All opinions are my own.

More Books in This Series

Confessions to a Stranger      Relying on the Enemy


About the Author

Danielle Grandinetti

Danielle Grandinetti is an award-winning inspirational romance author fueled by tea and books. As a FHLCW Reader’s Choice and Selah Award Finalist, she mixes romance, suspense, and history to bring her stories to life. Originally from the Chicagoland area, she now lives along Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin shoreline with her husband and their two young sons. Find her online at daniellegrandinetti.com.

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(1) winner will win a Crow's Nest Prize Bundle which includes a print copy of Confessions to a Stranger, a Crow's Nest canvas tote, a Crow's Nest paperback notebook and Crow's Nest stickers!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Review of New Release: Her Son's Faithful Companion by Jill Weatherholt

 





Her son needs love and friendship

Now she’s found the answer to their prayers…

Former barrel racer Caitlyn Calloway wants her epileptic son to have everything—even if it means selling her family home. The problem is, the place is in disrepair. Her former crush, service dog trainer Logan Beckett, offers to help. But letting Logan and his dogs into their lives makes the past almost impossible to leave behind…especially when it opens the door to love.

From Love Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness, and hope.

K-9 Companions

Book 1: Their Unbreakable Bond by Deb Kastner
Book 2: Finding Her Way Back by Lisa Carter
Book 3: The Veteran's Vow by Jill Lynn
Book 4: Her Easter Prayer by Lee Tobin McClain
Book 5: Earning Her Trust by Brenda Minton
Book 6: Guarding His Secret by Jill Kemerer
Book 7: An Unlikely Alliance by Toni Shiloh
Book 9: A Reason to Stay by Deb Kastner
Book 10: The Veteran's Holiday Home by Lee Tobin McClain
Book 11: An Alaskan Christmas Promise by Belle Calhoune
Book 12: A Steadfast Companion by Myra Johnson
Book 14: A Friend to Trust by Lee Tobin McClain
Book 15: Her Alaskan Companion by Heidi McCahan
Book 16: A Companion for Christmas by Lee Tobin McClain
Book 17: Her Christmas Healing by Mindy Obenhaus
Book 18: Finding Their Way Back by Jenna Mindel
Book 19: Their Inseparable Bond by Jill Weatherholt
Book 20: Bonding with the Babies by Deb Kastner
Book 21: Her Son's Faithful Companion by Jill Weatherholt
Book 22: Training the K-9 Companion by Jill Kemerer
Book 23: A Companion for His Son by Lee Tobin McClain


The Series


My Review

Her Son's Faithful Companion is a heartwarming story of God's goodness to always come through, even in seemingly impossible circumstances. I loved all the characters in the story. Logan with his generosity, Caitlyn with her enduring patience, and Henry, Caitlyn's young son suffering from epilepsy.

The story is rich in compassion, selfless giving, and community involvement. A time of everyone coming together. Things don't go the way Caitlyn hopes but then God knew the outcome and it was exactly as it should be.

An inspirational and emotional story. Highly recommend.

I received a complimentary copy from the author and voluntarily chose to review it. All opinions are my own

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Review of New Release: Healing of the Heart by Heidi Gray McGill

 

Healing of the Heart JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Healing of the Heart by Heidi Gray McGill, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Healing of the Heart

Title: Healing of the Heart
Series:
Discerning God's Best #4
Author:
Heidi Gray McGill
Publisher:
Heidi Gray McGill Books LLC
Release Date:
May 10, 2024
Genre:
Christian Historical Romance, Post-Civil War, Inspirational Fiction

He’s sworn to heal others, but at what cost to himself? 

Step into the bustling streets of post-Civil War Philadelphia, where cultural injustice and class disparity run rampant. Amidst this chaos, Thomas, an aspiring doctor from the wilds of Missouri, struggles to find his place in a society to which he is unaccustomed. But when he meets debutante Emmaline Whitaker, she teaches him more than the social graces - she holds the key to his future. Only it is the independent, fun-loving Theodora Morse who holds his attention. 

As Thomas navigates the complexities of high society, he must also confront his inner turmoil. When devastating news comes from home, Thomas is forced to use his waning faith to determine the desire of his heart. Will Thomas stand by his convictions and fight against the malaise of those around him, or will he choose the safety and comfort of his new life? 

In this powerful Christian historical fiction, award-winning author Heidi Gray McGill weaves a poignant tale of love, sacrifice, and redemption in the City of Brotherly Love. 

 For Misty M. Beller, Lacy Williams, and Linda Ford fans, this standalone novel in the Discerning God’s Best series will capture your heart and leave you breathless. You’ll love this book if you enjoy gripping historical drama and compelling characters. Binge-read the entire series on Kindle Unlimited.

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub


MY REVIEW

Teddy trying to recover from the loss of her husband and faced to go on alone, has lots of decisions to make. She wants to leave. Thomas, moving from Missouri to a new city for two years to attend medical school is also plagued with lots of decisions. He decides to write to a mail-order bride but isn't sure he wants a marriage.

The characters got my attention right away due to an exciting start to the story. They are complicated and move through lots of unexpected circumstances, decisions that are hard to make, and betrayal. Teddy struggles with his faith. The story is uplifting and touched my heart as I felt compassion for them. This book draws you in I couldn't put it down. So much going on from the beginning to keep your interest. I can't wait to read the next installment in the series.

I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley and a positive review is not required. All opinions are my own.

More Books in This Series

    Matters of the Heart 


About the Author

Heidi Gray McGill

Heidi Gray McGill is a distinguished author acclaimed for her impactful Christian fiction works. Her Discerning God’s Best series has earned numerous awards. Despite facing challenges, such as blindness, Heidi has authored eight compelling books, showcasing her versatility as both a traditionally and independently published author of both historical and contemporary fiction. Heidi’s writing is purposeful, skillfully interweaving God’s love and wisdom into relatable characters and captivating narratives. Based in a charming town near Charlotte, NC, Heidi shares her life with her devoted husband of over three decades. Beyond her literary pursuits, she finds joy in cherished moments with family and immersive adventures through the pages of books.

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Monday, May 20, 2024

Review of Shoot at the Sunset by Kathleen Denly

 


About the Book

Book: Shoot at the Sunset

Author: Kathleen Denly

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release Date: April 9, 2024

Will love survive when truth takes aim at their secrets?

Sharpshooter Preston Baker has spent a lifetime confronting danger head-on. So when a heartfelt letter arrives from his big sister asking for help, he doesn’t hesitate to put his traveling show career on hold and journey to her remote desert ranch, determined to make amends for past failures. What he doesn’t expect is to discover his long-lost little sister and her best friend, Lucy, are both hard at work on the ranch.

Unbeknownst to anyone, Lucy Arlidge’s decision to travel to a remote desert ranch was born as much from desperation as friendship. Fleeing San Francisco may have saved Lucy’s life, but the decision left others in danger. To thwart the evil plans of those who pursue her and her family, Lucy must keep her new gem-mining operation concealed and her secrets safe.

Preston is drawn to the mysterious woman, despite her plans to marry the neighboring rancher. Lucy’s quiet strength and undeniable beauty beckon him like a campfire in the wilderness, offering light amidst the dark memories and deepest fears resurrected by the presence of his sisters. But as danger closes in, Preston and Lucy must confront their pasts to save not only their own futures, but the lives of everyone they love.

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MY REVIEW
Another wonderful installment in the series. The characters were relatable, and well-developed, with lots of layers. The storyline was exciting, historical aspects added depth, and the ranching descriptions brought it alive. The continuous action kept me turning the pages.

Even though some topics discussed within the storyline were tough ones to read about, they were handled carefully, and eventually through God's love amazing things happened. There were lots of struggles, dangers, and twists that kept the story exciting and unable to be put down.

Preston and Lucy are my favorite characters and I loved their growth and yearning to turn to God in times of trouble. The ending wrapped things up nicely. A powerful and uplifting read.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and willingly chose to review it. A positive review is not required. All opinions are my own.

 

About the Author

Kathleen Denly lives in sunny California with her loving husband, four young children, two dogs, and ten cats. As a member of the adoption and foster community, children in need are a cause dear to her heart and she finds they make frequent appearances in her stories. When she isn’t writing, researching, or caring for children, Kathleen spends her time reading, visiting historical sites, hiking, and crafting.

 

 

 

More from Kathleen

One of the primary themes of Shoot at the Sunset is secrets and the fears that sometimes drive us to keep them. Did I mention there’s even a secret signal used in the book? So today I thought it would be fun to play with a secret code. Using the key provided below, see if you can reveal the hidden message.





                  Blog Stops

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, May 11

For Him and My Family, May 11

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 12

Texas Book-aholic, May 13

The Lofty Pages, May 13

Lakesidelivingsite, May 14

Locks, Hooks and Books, May 15

Blossoms and Blessings, May 15

Alena Mentink, May 16

Devoted To Hope, May 17

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, May 17

Karen Baney Reviews, May 18

Melissa’s Bookshelf, May 18

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 19

Connie’s History Classroom, May 19

Bizwings Book Blog, May 20

Book Looks by Lisa, May 21

Holly’s Book Corner, May 21

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 22

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, May 23 (Author Interview)

Books You Can Feel Good About, May 23

Pause for Tales, May 24

Cover Lover Book Review, May 24

                    Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Kathleen is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

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Friday, May 17, 2024

Review of New Release on May 21st- Searching for Evidence by Carol J. Post

 



With his K-9 partner’s help, can he save an innocent life?

K-9 officer Jared Miles stumbles upon a crime scene on his day off and believes Kassie Ashbaugh is the victim of a random attack. However, as threats on her life continue, he realizes that Kassie is in grave danger. Her father's abandoned boat suggests foul play, and Jared suspects someone is after Kassie for something her missing father is hiding. Can Jared unravel the mystery before unknown enemies catch her?

From Love Inspired Courage. Danger. Faith.

Canine Defense

Book 1: Searching for Evidence


To Order

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0CDLWR6YH


My Review


I loved how the characters' faith in God had them relying on HIM in times of danger or uncertainty. The characters of Kassie and Jared had many layers. They appeared very real with strengths as well as faults. I loved the addition of the K-9 dog Justice.

The storyline was one roller coaster ride of suspense. Kassie had on situation after another thrown at her, and she had to be very brave and a quick thinker. I kept turning the pages as one twist after another kept me engaged. I couldn't put it down. The ending was amazing and wrapped up everything nicely. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

I received an ARC from the author and voluntarily chose to review it. All opinions are my own.


Saturday, May 11, 2024

Review of A Spring at the Greenbrier by Sandra Merville Hart

 

 


About the Book

 


Book: A Spring at the Greenbrier

Author: Sandra Merville Hart

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release Date: April 30, 2024

Marilla will sacrifice anything for her family. So when her sister’s doctor suggests daily sulphur spring baths, an amenity her family could never afford, Marilla takes a job at The Greenbrier resort bathhouse in order to give her sister the care she needs. When her sister befriends another girl staying at the resort with a similar health condition, Marilla finds herself crossing paths with the girl’s handsome, charming, older brother. And despite their growing attraction to each other, courting Wes must remain a dream. After all, resort staff cannot court guests and Marilla will not risk her sister’s health for her own happiness.

Wealthy resort guest, Wes Bakersfield, has dreams for a future and plans to make his family’s business his own. And while he finds himself drawn to Marilla, despite their differing social classes, he can’t help but wonder if she is really interested in him, or in his wealth.

Can the couple find the trust to help their love succeed, or will their differences pull them apart?

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author



Sandra Merville Hart, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author of inspirational historical romances, loves to discover little-known yet fascinating facts from American history to include in her stories. Her desire is to transport her readers back in time. She is also a blogger, speaker, and conference teacher.

 

 

 

 

More from Sandra

In A Spring at The Greenbrier, Book 7 in Romance at the Gilded Age Resorts Series, Marilla, our heroine, is as desperate as her mother to find healing for her younger sister’s polio. When the doctor recommends daily bathing in the sulphur springs, her family cannot afford the cost. Marilla transfers to the bath wing at The Greenbrier where her new boss allows her to bring her sister at the end of each day after the guests have finished their bathing sessions. It makes for a long day yet the sacrifice is worth her exhaustion if the springs can help her ten-year-old sister.

The Greenbrier, a beautiful and elegant resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, first received its fame from healthy benefits of drinking the sulphur springs and bathing in its waters.

Both the hero and heroine in A Spring at The Greenbrier have younger sisters who can benefit from heated spring baths.

The bulk of my research for this story was for the springs and what illnesses benefit from them. I had to discover the illnesses for which doctors recommended the baths historically.

Soothing soaks in hot springs are recommended even today. They can boost blood circulation, reduce pain, improve skin conditions, reduce stress, decrease inflammation in joints, and detoxify the body.

Most resort guests in the early days drank tumblers of the water before each meal. A resort doctor in the 1800s cautioned taking a maximum of 12 glasses daily. Health benefits for the bowels, liver, kidneys, and skin most often appeared between three to six weeks. The resort began to sell it in bottles at drug stores. It was labelled as A Natural Laxative.

Major renovations were done by new owners for a grand reopening in September of 1913. Marilla, our heroine, begins working at the Women’s Department of the new bath wing. Female guests enjoyed heated sulphur spring baths in bathing rooms. Doctors sent their wealthy patients to the springs with a recommended regimen of bathing that might also include drinking the spring water. The temperature of the water, the frequency, and the length of the baths were set by their doctor.

Folks suffering from a variety of ailments sought benefits from the spring waters, including gout, rheumatism, arthritis, neuritis, dyspepsia, jaundice, scurvy, hay fever, malaria, bronchitis, asthma, and chronic diseases of the skin, stomach, bowels, and liver.

Mineral waters can harm people with aneurisms in the heart and large arteries, cancer, tubercular consumption, and some brain complaints.

The springs were of great benefit for folks suffering from chronic complaints. These benefits happened so gradually that patients started to feel better “without being able to account for it.”

So there were a lot of conditions to choose from for my two ailing girls in my story.

A Spring at The Greenbrier is a nostalgic story set in 1914. I invite you to read the whole series!


MY REVIEW 

The story is a sweet romance with a historically enriched background that made me feel like I was there. The descriptions of the various towns and countryside, plus Marilla's devotion and care for her crippled sister kept me engaged in the story. All the main characters were well-developed and I felt a connection right away. They had struggles that challenged them daily.

I was inspired by Marilla's crippled sister, Katie. Despite her being crippled, she never gave up. Neither did Marilla or her mother. They had hope, love, and faith.

The ending wrapped things up nicely, even with a welcomed surprise that you won't see coming. I highly recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley, and voluntarily chose to review it.


                   Blog Stops

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, May 1

Book Looks by Lisa, May 1

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 2

Devoted To Hope, May 3

Texas Book-aholic, May 3

Locks, Hooks and Books, May 4

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 5

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, May 5

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, May 6 (Author Interview)

She Lives To Read, May 7

Books You Can Feel Good About, May 7

Blogging With Carol, May 8

Simple Harvest Reads, May 9 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

For him and My Family, May 9

Blossoms and Blessings, May 10

The Lofty Pages, May 11

Bizwings Book Blog, May 11

Connie’s History Classroom, May 12

Holly’s Book Corner, May 13

Pause for Tales, May 13

Life on Chickadee Lane, May 14

Cover Lover Book Review, May 14  

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To celebrate her tour, Sandra is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Desert Manna Series by Karen Baney- My Review of Beauty for Ashes

 

Desert Manna Series Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for the Desert Manna series by Karen Baney, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Books

Beauty for Ashes

Title: Beauty for Ashes
Series:
Desert Manna #1
Author:
Karen Baney
Publisher:
Desert Life Media
Release Date:
March 7,2022
Genre:
Christian Historical Romance

Uplifting Historical Christian Romance Fiction set in Prescott, Arizona in 1871. 

As a widow who lost her husband in Sherman’s fiery march to the sea, Rebecca Elliot struggled to provide for her son. When she hears from her brother in Prescott, Arizona, she makes the journey west to start over. An unexpected tragedy on the last leg of her travels changes the trajectory of her heart and life as she never could have imagined. 

Perry Quinn finally said goodbye to his late wife when his life is turned upside down. When he loses everything that he worked hard to accomplish, he must humble himself and start over while trying to find the answers to why he lost everything. Along the way, a kind woman steals his heart and reminds him that there is beauty in the middle of the ashes of his life. 

Will he let go of his grief to find true love?  

If you like these authors, you'll enjoy this book too: Tracie Peterson, Tamera Alexander, Karen Witemeyer, Lacy Williams, Jodi Hedlund, Misty M. Beller

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookBub


My Review

The story takes place in Prescott, Arizona Territory. Perry Quinn is a rancher and a widower, who isn't ready to move on from his past. Rebecca Elliot, a widow with a young son, travels to live with her brother in Prescott. The main characters captured my attention from the beginning. Especially, Rebecca's son, Josiah.

The story is a journey of great loss, heartache, and finally, joy in second chances and new beginnings. The descriptions of the freighting business were interesting but also showed the dangers of the job. The story has a sweet ending and wraps everything up nicely.

I received a complimentary copy from the author and voluntarily chose to review it. A positive review is not required, and all opinions are my own.

Joy for Mourning

Title: Joy for Mourning
Series:
Desert Manna Series #2
Author:
Karen Baney
Publisher:
Desert Life Media
Release Date:
April 25, 2022
Genre:
Christian Historical Romance

Historical Christian Romance Fiction set in Prescott, Arizona in 1872. 

Grace Talbert spurns every suitor her father finds. She longs for the spark of romance and is unwilling to settle for something less. Her passion is running the Women’s Aid Society, which organizes many charitable events to help the poor and the Indians. When a trip to deliver goods to the reservation leaves her stranded with a handsome stranger, she discovers the love she longed for. 

After many years of wandering and building up his freight business, Joshua Harrison decides to return to Prescott. As bachelor, he is ill-equipped to raise the orphaned daughter of a friend. He hopes the stable life of a small town will bring what he needs to become a good father. Having failed at love twice, he is afraid to try again, until he is stranded with the unconventional and beautiful Grace Talbert. 

Can he move past his heartache to open himself to love again?  

If you like these authors, you'll enjoy this book too: Tracie Peterson, Tamera Alexander, Karen Witemeyer, Lacy Williams, Jodi Hedlund, Misty M. Beller

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop | BookBub

Oaks of Justice

Title: Oaks of Justice
Series:
Desert Manna Series #3
Author:
Karen Baney
Publisher:
Desert Life Media
Release Date:
June 24, 2022
Genre:
Christian Historical Romance

Gripping Historical Christian Romance Fiction set in Prescott, Arizona in 1873. 

Mel Larson is used to being underestimated as a female attorney. When her life is threatened, her mentor takes her home to Prescott. As the defense attorney for her innocent client who is on trial for murder, she goes head-to-head with the new District Attorney. When she apologizes to him for using some unconventional tactics, sparks fly, and she finds a love she had not been looking for. 

Alex Glassman was ready to settle down but after a failed courtship, he doubted if he would ever find the right match. When a major court case falls into his lap, he is unprepared to argue the case against a fiery red headed woman. When the case is over and he humbles himself to admit his mistakes, his heart is captured, and he dares to hope that she could be the one. 

When Mel's life is threatened, can Alex save her in time?  

If you like these authors, you'll enjoy this book too: Tracie Peterson, Tamera Alexander, Karen Witemeyer, Lacy Williams, Jodi Hedlund, Misty M. Beller

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookshop | BookBub

Buy the Complete Series in One Volume


About the Author

Karen Baney

Karen Baney is passionate about writing stories full of flawed characters. She enjoys weaving together stories of second chances, redemption, and overcoming personal trials. As a transplant to Arizona, she loves researching the state’s history and finding ways to seamlessly incorporate real history and real settings into her novels. In addition to writing and speaking, Karen works as a Software Development Manager for a Christian ministry.

Her faith plays an important role both in her life and in her writing. Karen and her husband, Jim, make their home in Gilbert, Arizona, with their two dogs, Bella and Daisy. Both Jim and Karen are active at Rock Point Church in Queen Creek, Arizona. 

Connect with Karen by visiting karenbaney.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.


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