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Book: Flame of the Rockies
Author: Angela Breidenbach
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release date: February 1, 2022
The fiery pain at her new husband’s murder might equal the disaster blazing across the Pacific Northwest. Stranded in the treacherous railroad camp, baking bread for survival to avoid the life of a bordello canary, Juliana Hayes has no desire to marry a railroad ruffian like Lukas Filips, or anyone else. Her scrimping and saving will pay off soon. She’ll be free of the camps, the rails, and the men who destroyed her life. But she can’t earn her living constantly besieged by desperate bachelors where few women cause chaos in the male ranks.
Juliana reluctantly accepts his protection, but when Lukas reveals the secret of his Montenegrin nobility, the old fears flare as hot as the fire storm eating up the forest at their heels. Can she release her prejudice to love again? Or will either one of them survive The Big Blowup to find out?
Flame of the Rockies, Book 6 in the Queen of the Rockies series, is based on true history when three million acres burned out of control on the border of Montana and Idaho darkening the skies all the way to the East Coast during August of 1910. It’s a wonder anyone survived! Read this heart-pounding romance full of adventure, honoring true history and the heroes that made it. Be sure to follow this 6-book historical romance adventure series, Queen of the Rockies, set in the Gilded Age through the turn-of-the-century. Written by bestselling author and professional genealogist, Angela Breidenbach.
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Another great read from the Queen of the Rockies series. I loved reading the historical material included in the introduction insight into the life of the many nationalities that had swarmed to Idaho in 1910.
Julianna Hayes, a widow and baker that rode the train providing baked goods to the mining camps, was strong-willed and very determined to make it until she could leave the area. Her life was plagued by circumstances beyond her control and even danger. Lukas, a foreigner and foreman is also a hard worker with strong ties to his family overseas which he provided for.
The descriptions of the fire were terrifying to read. Lots of action, suspense, and a sweet ending that wrapped everything up well. My only complaint is that it ended before I was ready. The storyline had me captivated from the beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat.
I received a complimentary copy and voluntarily choose to review it.
Angela Breidenbach is a professional genealogist, the director and president of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies (GenealogicalStudies.com), conference speaker, bestselling author of eighteen books. Angela lives in Montana with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who shakes hands, rolls over, and jumps through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angela can also. Catch her show and podcast, Genealogy Publishing Coach!
Research is both a joy and a nemesis for an author and/or genealogist. We’re easily distracted with one more fascinating discovery! The entire series, Queen of the Rockies, came from research rabbit trails when I thought there’d be one book. Now there are six ending with Flame of the Rockies!
Flame of the Rockies happens on the factual Trail of the Hiawatha. At first, this trail was a mining area deep in the mountains on the Idaho-Montana border. So deep that fourteen feet of snow blocking the railroad was common during the winter. Quite the contrast to the hot, dry summers with countless lightning strikes and regular forest fires.
After the Big BlowUp that occurred in August of 1910 burning over 3,000,000 acres, the area gradually became a gorgeous upscale train ride through the mountains. People rode the Hiawatha for leisure, upscale dining, and tourism. Then rails died out. The Trail of the Hiawatha rose from the ashes of forgotten history to become the incredible 16.5 mile bike path it is today. The trail winds down the valley from on top of the Continental Divide with incredible views for miles as you ride and experience the awe of God’s creative grandeur.
Understanding the history and evolution of this special trail isn’t hard. So much work in historical preservation has been done, and continues to be done, for those who come. Be sure to read the travel article in the back of this book so you can be one of those holding your breath as mountain after mountain after mountain roll outward from the trestles. You’ll see mountain tops go on for miles and miles. Those vistas truly feel as if you’re standing on the clouds with the Heavenly Hosts. Then you’ll understand why Montana is called the Big Sky Country!
I hope you enjoy Flame of the Rockies and meeting many of the real people who lived and worked in those extreme conditions. Yes, a few of the characters are fictitious. But remember you’re also going to meet a true hero whose heroism and name still rings through the Hiawatha and the world today!
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ABOUT THE BOOK
Two couples in love. Two sets of impossible circumstances. One powerful God of grace.
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Book Title: THE ELEGANT EMU (a Harmony Adventure) by Karen M. Bobos
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 40 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book, Fairy Tale
Publisher: Bobos Babes, Ltd.
Release date: June 2022
Content Rating: G for everyone.
The magical sisters are enrolled in an etiquette class when their manners are not fit for the king and queen of the enchanted land of Harmony. Can Elizabeth the Emu help the royal sisters?
In the beautiful and peaceful land of Harmony, three magical sisters, the Bobos Babes, uproot the kingdom's tranquility with some not-so-polite actions -nose-picking, belching, and other noisy...expulsions. Their parents, the King and Queen, enroll the sisters in the elegant Elizabeth the Emu's etiquette class where they learn manners and other ways to self-improve like being on time, politeness, and proper personal hygiene.
Elizabeth the Emu explains to Angel Scarlet, Princess Daphne, and Fairy Cora that having proper etiquette is more than good manners, it's about being kind and courteous. And for the sisters? Well, let's just say that they will be needing more than one lesson from Elizabeth the Emu's etiquette class.
The Land of Harmony is a place of magic. The King and Queen raise Scarlett, Daphne & Cora with grace and good manners, but then things just happen. The addition of Elizabeth, the Emu, makes for a very cute and entertaining story. You see, Elizabeth's pet peeve is manners, and she is about to teach the girls etiquette.
The illustrations are bright and cheerful, well-drawn and a nice eye-catching addition of soft colors that draw your attention. Any child would be engrossed in the images. It's a well-written easy to read story that involves lessons for a child to learn. I enjoyed the message. It's a short story that will hold a child's attention.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher and willingly choose to review it.
What is your favorite part of The Elegant Emu?
I had fun writing the end of the book when Elizabeth comes home from a long day of teaching the royal sisters. She’s this elegant creature that these sweet young sisters flipped into a hot mess after one day with them. This is how I feel most days after taking care of my three children. My sister-in-law truly has a wonderful, doting husband and their children are precious. I could only imagine them running to take care of her after a long day at work.
Where do you write?
I prefer to write in my office when the kids are in school, and I have quiet to think. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Unfortunately, that is often not the case … LOL. With three children under eight years old, my quiet time is far and few between. I often write while sitting at a table at their gymnastics studio while they are in class. It’s not super quiet, but I can zone into my writing there.
Do you write every day?
I would LOVE to write every day. I try to as I notice that the more often that I write, the better and more creative my stories are. It’s true for writing as for anything else, practice makes perfect.
What do you do for fun when you aren’t writing?
Well, I am a very busy mom of three. When I am not doing “mom stuff,” I love working on decorating our home. We have a 1929 vintage condo in Chicago that I am constantly working with contractors to restore. We recently bought a lake house in Indianapolis, so I am so excited to begin working on decorating and renovation projects on that home. I also love hanging out with our giant Bernese Mountain Dog, Luke.
Luke, your giant Bernese Mountain Dog, is also in your books. Is he really “giant?”
Yes! The real Luke weighs 140lbs. The average male Bernese Mountain Dog weighs around 100lbs. He’s a big boy. When he was younger, we would put the girls on his back and pretend to have them ride him. Now that he is 9 years old, we just shower him with lots of love.
What do you think makes a good story?
I love adding humor to my stories. I often find myself giggling while I write. My hope is for mom and dad to enjoy reading the books as much as the children do.
What do you hope your readers learn from The Elegant Emu?
Well, obviously some etiquette tips that are wrapped into the story. I think it’s important to know that no one is perfect, even royal, magical sisters. There is always room for improvement in our lives. Having proper etiquette is more than behaving well, it’s about being kind to others.
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Book: Love in Disguise
Author: Penny Zeller
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Release date: February 22, 2022
Who knew concealing one’s true identity could be so disastrous?
Who knew asserting one’s independence would cause such embarrassment? If only Almira “Emilie” Crawford Wheeler hadn’t insisted upon carrying her own stack of parcels, she wouldn’t have landed in an unladylike heap on the boardwalk. And what about the half-truth she told the handsome stranger who came to her aid? The stranger she never expected to see again?
Thad Alexander Evanson should have been paying closer attention to the boardwalk, rather than the newfangled automobile motoring down the street. Had he been more astute, a collision with the beautiful parcel-laden stranger might never have happened. And if it never had happened, he wouldn’t have told a partial-truth he figured wouldn’t matter.
Before long, Emilie and Thad are arranging to meet for a noonday meal each weekend in Missoula under the guise of different names. But what happens when their true identities are revealed? When half-truths are exposed? Could God have a plan even in the midst of a tangled web of lies?
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Emile, a widow and rancher lives next door to another rancher whose cattle are continuously breaking through her fence and getting into her flower and vegetable garden. She has never met the man but dislikes him. Mr. Thad Evanson, her neighbor is out of town a lot and unaware. She thinks she confronts him later but doesn't realize it's his hired hand.
The story has many unexpected moments. I can say that I have never laughed so hard. The storyline is witty, holds a Christian message along with a beautiful love story.
There is forgiveness, redemption, and times where things aren't as they appear. By far Love in Disguise is one of the best historical books set in 1911, that I've read in a long time.
Highly recommended inspirational and inspiring story written with great characters, vivid descriptions, and lots of humor. I was given a complimentary copy and voluntarily choose to review it.
Penny Zeller is known for her heartfelt stories of faith and her passion to impact lives for Christ through fiction. While she has had a love for writing since childhood, she began her adult writing career penning articles for national and regional publications on a wide variety of topics.
Today Penny is a multi-published author of several inspirational books. She is also a homeschool mom and a fitness instructor.
When Penny is not dreaming up new characters, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, camping, hiking, canoeing, reading, running, cycling, gardening, and playing volleyball.
She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and loves to hear from her readers at her website www.pennyzeller.com and her blog, random thoughts from a day in the life of a wife, mom, and author, at www.pennyzeller.wordpress.com.
In Love in Disguise, the two main characters, Emilie and Thad, are both fond of pie a la mode. It plays a prominent part in the book, especially during Emilie and Thad’s courtship. My inspiration behind the dessert? My aunt’s famous, old-fashioned pie a la mode recipe, which is a family favorite.
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Time of Haunted Beginnings- Book 1 in the Pacific Cove Legacy Series on sale for 99c.
The Sanders Legacy begins. Soon after their wedding, Jason & Naomi move to the Pacific Cove Ranch. Naomi, giving up the city life she is accustomed to and trying to come to grips with the death of her sister, finds herself isolated and depressed. Is her grief causing her to see things or is there some entity attached to the ranch house?
Will she convince her husband and the owner of the ranch that there is a 100-year-old mystery that she desperately wants to solve? Maybe, it’s the only way to regain her sanity.
Time for Second Chances- Book 2 of the Pacific Cove Legacy Series on Sale FREE June 21st through June 25th.
Continuation of the Sanders legacy. In book 2, Jason and Naomi’s son graduates from college and returns to the Pacific Cove Ranch. He continues the legacy by choosing to work and plan his future there.
Could the young woman, Amanda, crippled by a broken heart, become the woman of his dreams? A series of devastating events happen to the family and their faith and ability to endure and go on is tested to its fullest.
Can faith, friends and love carry them through, or will the struggles cripple them?
Samantha Dunning needs a change of scenery after a lengthy relationship that ends in a bad breakup. Can a big city girl find peace and happiness in the small town of Shadow Lake as a real estate broker?
Just when Samantha begins to enjoy her new surroundings, she meets Calvin Benham, a handsome and charismatic investment broker planning on building a resort in Shadow Lake. But does he have a hidden agenda?
When her GPS mysteriously resets itself and takes her to the abandoned McClure Mansion her adventurous side takes over. Frightened by something inside, she flees and finds herself in the arms of Jonathan Williams, a local photographer. Just a coincidence or something more?
Will the hidden secrets of the McClure Mansion destroy any chance for a relationship between Samantha and Jonathan or has God brought them together? What will the secrets of the historical McClure Mansion reveal?