Thursday, July 18, 2024

New Release- Midnight Clear: A Christian K-9 Suspense by Jerusha Agen

 



Her worst fear is another Christmas alone. Until she isn’t alone.

Christmas is supposed to be a happy time. Marion Ainsley is determined this holiday will be everything it’s never been for her. She’s placed gifts under the tree for the dogs in her shelter, Forever Home, and watched every romantic Christmas movie she can find. All she’s missing is a person to love her despite the scars that have driven her into hiding.

Her dream of a real Christmas crumbles when a blizzard moves in, bringing more than snow. She finds a man half-buried on her property. And he’s holding a baby.

The unexpected visitors are being chased by enemies far more frightening. People who will stop at nothing to get what they want.

Will Marion’s mysterious friend, Phoenix Gray, and an undercover police officer be able to keep her safe? Or will this Christmas be her last?

Midnight Clear is an early prequel novella that features Phoenix Gray, the mysterious woman who established the elite Phoenix K-9 Security and Detection Agency. Read more about the Phoenix K-9 Agency women and K-9s in Hidden Danger (Guardians Unleashed, #1). (Each book can stand alone or be read as series installments.)

*Midnight Clear was included in the limited-time Holiday Menace ebook anthology.

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My Review

There was a lot of action that kept me turning the pages. The sweet romance combined with suspense, and well-developed characters made the story come alive.

The addition to the time of year; Christmas, and the biblical references to being saved by Jesus, made the story special to me. The characters were realistic and easy to relate to. Being the prequel to the Guardian Unleashed series sets the reader up for an amazing adventure.

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


Sunday, July 14, 2024

New Release: The Root of the Matter by Lynn Basham Tagawa




 She’s terrified.


Time travel. The North Atlantic in winter. Which is worse?


Geneva Fielding is a researcher in the Archives of the Applied History department, prepping time travelers for their destinations. She loves the smell of old paper and chocolate croissants.

One day, a Traveler fails an important test and cannot go. Instead of canceling the Trip, the dean appoints Geneva and her friend Peter Donatelli, a physicist, to take his place. They have three days to prepare to Travel to 1630s New England.

Geneva’s always wanted to know more about John Winthrop. Maybe she can even get a dissertation topic from the Trip. But the truth is, she’s scared stiff. No one knows her private struggles. And she’s not about to tell.

Geneva and Peter are dumped into an early, struggling Massachusetts, the Puritan inhabitants having escaped the persecution of the Crown only to face a howling wilderness. Roger Williams’s arrival sends shockwaves through the frail colony.

Can the Bay Colony afford to allow a critic of the king to dwell among them?

And what will Geneva do when she discovers Peter’s secret?



My Review


The Root of the Matter is a wonderfully written book about the life and theology of John Winthrop and Roger Williams who had differing opinions in 1601 New England. Geneva Fielding and Peter Donatelli take a time travel trip to 1631 to investigate.

The characters are exciting and are well fleshed out. The combination of historical details and time travel made for an amazing read. I was engrossed from the first chapter and couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next book in the series. This book is highly recommended.

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

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Blog Tour for "Sounds Like a Plan" by Lorna Seilstad, Eleanor Bertin, Sara Davison, Brenda S. Anderson and Stacy Monson

 

Sounds Like A Plan JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Sounds Like a Plan by Lorna Seilstad, Eleanor Bertin, Sara Davison, Brenda S. Anderson, and Stacy Monson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Sounds Like a Plan

Title: Sounds Like a Plan: Stories of Change and the God Who Doesn't
Authors:
Lorna Seilstad, Eleanor Bertin, Sara Davison, Brenda S. Anderson, Stacy Monson
Publisher:
The Mosaic Collection
Release Date:
July 10, 2024
Genre:
Christian Fiction Anthology

A Baby in the Mix by Lorna Seilstad
Not By Chance by Eleanor Bertin
Five Things You Know About Me by Sara Davison
Mercy’s Detour by Brenda S. Anderson
Piper’s Sweet Dream by Stacy Monson

What Reviewers are Saying About The Mosaic Collection Anthologies:  

Each is a picture of God’s grace working in the hearts of hurting people through individual writing styles.  

Each author has her own voice, yet somehow they all fit perfectly together.  

The stories are just the right length to relax with at the end of a long day.  

I love these Mosaic author anthologies. These are stories about real people with real problems and emotions. 

Such beautifully written, inspirational short stories with themes of grace, forgiveness, love, and peace.  

Uplifting stories of ordinary people dealing with their faith and life’s struggles.  

Thank you to all the Mosaic Collection authors for giving us more lovely stories to remind us that we will never be alone as God is always with us. 

Each of these faith-based fiction stories in Sounds Like a Plan is uniquely and beautifully written with believable characters sustained by the amazing grace of God. Memorable, touching, inspiring, and a true reading pleasure. May you be blessed by this collection. 

 PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub


My Review

This summer collection from the Mosaic Collection is a culmination of five different stories by different authors. I enjoyed each author's varying styles and stories. Each one brought its characters to life on the page, the setting was well described, and the storylines kept me turning the pages. I was kept glued to the page wondering what would happen next.

All the stories were easy to read and kept my attention, and it would be hard to pick a favorite. I have read quite a few of the Mosaic Collections, and they never disappoint. They are God-inspired, uplifting stories that will warm your heart—highly recommended.

I received an ARC from the author; a positive review is not required. All opinions are my own.


About the Author

Lorna Seilstad  Eleanor Bertin

Lorna Seilstad delves into life’s complexities with a generous dash of humor. She is a Carol Award finalist and the author of nine novels including the Lake Manawa Summers series and the Gregory Sisters series. Her stories are part of several novella collections. When she isn’t eating chocolate, she teaches women’s Bible classes, runs a toy store, volunteers with 4-H, and is a wedding planner. She has three adult children and lives in Iowa with her Pyredoodle named Honey Bea.

Connect with Lorna at lornaseilstad.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

From her home in central Alberta, Canada, Eleanor Bertin writes fiction that ponders the depths of God’s love and mercy to humanity. 

She is the author of The Ties That Bind series, Lifelines, Unbound, and Tethered, the Burning Bright series, Flame of Mercy and Flicker of Trust, as well as the memoir, Pall of Silence, about her late son, Paul. She lives with her husband of 40 years and their youngest son, in what will someday be a beautiful century home.

Connect with Eleanor at eleanorbertinauthor.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

Sara Davison   

Sara Davison is the author of The Night Guardians, The Rose Tattoo, two sparrows for a penny, and In the Shadows series, as well as the standalone, The Watcher. A finalist for more than a dozen national writing awards, including the Christy Award, Davison is a Holt Medallion, Cascade, and two-time Carol Award winner for romantic suspense. She lives in Ontario with her husband, Michael. Like every good Canadian, she loves coffee, hockey, poutine, and apologizing for no particular reason.

Connect with Sara at saradavison.org to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

Brenda S. Anderson writes authentic and gritty life-affirming fiction that shows God at work in people’s messy lives. She enjoys live sports and theater, walking along the shores of Lake Superior, sharing hot cocoa with friends and family, and taking road trips with her newly retired husband. She lives near Minneapolis with her husband and their mischievous twin kitties. Connect with Brenda at brendaandersonbooks.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates. 

Stacy Monson is the award-winning author of stories that reveal an extraordinary God at work in ordinary life. Residing in the beautiful, peaceful countryside outside of the Twin Cities with an old dog and 17 chickens, she has two kids, two wonderful in-law kids, and adores being G'ma to 7 amazing grandchildren. 

Connect with Stacy at stacymonson.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.


Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a paperback copy of Sounds Like a Plan, a $25 Amazon gift card, and a piano music CD by Eleanor Bertin's son!

Sounds Like a Plan JustRead Tours blog giveaway

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Spotlight of The Baby and The Guardian by Danielle Grandinetti

 



Series: Christmas Cabin
Author: Danielle Grandinetti
Publisher: Hearth Spot Press
Release Date: July 16, 2024
Genre: Christian Historical Romance (with Suspense)

A baby in danger, a man in turmoil, and a woman determined to save them both.
Wisconsin, 1929—When her best friend is murdered, Eira Mae Pryce gains guardianship over her friend’s baby. A baby in danger. 
Charged with the child’s protection, she must outrun a snowstorm, her grief, and a killer to seek refuge with the man who saved her life last Christmas.

All ex-sheriff Casper Yarwood wants for Christmas is to be left alone. With failure ringing in his ears, he retreated to his family’s cabin in the densely wooded portion of his former jurisdiction. But when his uncle’s secretary–and the woman he believes he failed–arrives on his doorstep with an endangered child, Casper cannot turn them away.


Casper and Eira Mae face impossible odds that require facing their pasts, sacrificing their futures, and ignoring their growing feelings for one another. But they’ll do so if it means they keep their charge alive long enough to experience his first Christmas.
One cabin in the Northwoods … a decade of Christmas miracles.

https://daniellegrandinetti.com/the-baby-and-the-guardian/


My Review

Eira Mae Pryce, a single woman, becomes the guardian of her best friend's baby. The baby is in danger and Eira wonders how she can possibly keep the baby safe.

The Baby and the Guardian, first in the Christmas Cabin series will keep you wondering who is threatening the baby. The villain is revealed through the storyline in a way that will have you holding your breath as their motivation is made known. The book kept me on the edge of my seat and engaged throughout the entire book.

You will root for Eira and Casper as they find their happy ending. However, not without lots of suspense and a miracle.  

Highly recommended.

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





Friday, July 5, 2024

Toward the Dawn by Mary Connelly Takeover and Review Blitz

 

Toward the Dawn JustRead Takeover + Review Blitz

Welcome to the Takeover + Review Blitz for Toward the Dawn by Mary Connealy hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Toward the Dawn Title: Toward the Dawn 
Series: A Western Light #2 
Author: Mary Connealy 
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers 
Release Date: June 18, 2024 
Genre: Christian Historical Western Romance

Despite trials that threaten their path forward, hope dawns for a future filled with love.

Kat Wadsworth and Sebastian Jones never imagined their lives would entwine so closely. Forced to flee on a wagon train from a vengeful uncle and an unknown gunman, they live in a hidden canyon with the family that rescued them. But as the days turn into months, they each have separate reasons for wanting to move back to society, and the best way to the independence they desperately crave might be through a marriage of convenience. 

However, settling into their homestead in Cheyenne, Wyoming, reveals a different reality for Kat. Her new husband becomes consumed by his inventions, leaving her feeling lonely and isolated. And just when they think they've left the danger behind, a mysterious attacker lurks in the shadows, threatening the new life they've built. Together, they must confront the perils from their pasts to forge a future with hope and the prospect of love.

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

More Books from this Series

Chasing the Horizon



My Review


Toward the Dawn has exceptional characters that have many layers. I was mesmerized by Kat Wadsworth and her strength despite everything she went through. Sebastian Jones also has his own set of troubles.

The story had plenty of secrets, danger, and calls to action by Kat and Sebastian to handle impossible situations. The storyline was engaging and had me hooked from the beginning. Part of the setting for the story was unusual and different from other stories I've read. This book was as good as the first one and I can't wait to read the next. I highly recommend it.

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

About the Author

Mary Connealy

Mary Connealy writes "romantic comedies with cowboys" and is celebrated for her fun, zany, action-packed style. She has sold more than 1.5 million books and is the author of the popular series Wyoming Sunrise and The Lumber Baron's Daughters and many other books. Mary lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her very own romantic cowboy hero.

Connect with Mary by visiting MaryConnealy.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Toward the Dawn and a $20 Amazon gift card!

Toward the Dawn JustRead Giveaway

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Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Review of Tangled Promises by Lynn U. Watson

 

 


About the Book

 

Book: Tangled Promises

Author: Lynn U. Watson

Genre: Historical Romance

Release date: May 21, 2024

Thunderous applause extinguishes her dream and ignites her worst nightmare.

Clara Reinhold’s father publicly pledges her hand to Georg Wolff. His character and arrogance match the stench of his odious cigars, but his lineage offers a suitable alliance for the station of a baron’s daughter.

A charades clue years earlier turned friendship into a promise of forbidden marriage between Clara and family carriage driver, Daniel Becker.

If she refuses Georg and follows her heart, her father disowns her and she loses everything—her loving family, dear friends, and the only home she’s known.

As a tangled web of scandal and deceit unwinds, hidden motives and illicit activities emerge among an unsuspecting ring of players changing everything but nobility’s rules.

How will justice be served?

How will Clara and Daniel overcome obstacles to claim a future beyond that of a charade?

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author

Lynn Watson is a devotional writer, occasional quilter, reflexologist, and great-great-grand-daughter of a baron from Southwest Germany. Lynn combines her passions and her heritage Stepping Through Time Stitching Stories of Faith Snippets of her family story inspire her fiction writing. She and husband, Steve, make their home in Bartlett, TN, where Jasmine the resident feline considers herself Princess of the Palace.

 

 

 


More from Lynn

My daughter gifted me a tee shirt for Christmas with an image of a typewriter and the slogan: I make things up. That’s a novelist job! 🙂

Where we and our family came from and how we arrived where we are today, there’s a story in each of us. I find myself often pondering people’s back stories. I regret knowing only the tiniest bits of my own family’s backstory. When I had the opportunity to ask the questions, I was too naive to know what to ask. Decades later I made it up. Tangled Promises was born.

A recurring theme as I wrote Tangled Promises focuses on this verse: The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all. ~Proverbs 22:2

Clara and Daniel lived in the same world. She the daughter of the Baron and he the family’s humble carriage driver. Very much in love with one another, but their social status dictated rules created to forbid their union.

In a world so shattered by differences, God calls us to see we’re all the same in His eyes. From the unborn baby to kings in the land, we’re all cherished by Him. He calls us to forgiveness and love.

While I’ve published a few devotional books, Tangled Promises is my debut novel and the first book in the Promised Destiny series. Thank you for reading. I pray you love it and are blessed.



My Review

Tangled Promises is a story of betrayal, secrets, and an unwanted betrothal. The story had some twists and other surprises I didn't see coming.

It is fast paced with continuing circumstances driving the plot forward. Clara and Daniel's secret touched my heart, along with his ability to protect Clara.

The ending wrapped up all the questions I had. The story was well-written and inspiring.

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


                 Blog Stops


Stories By Gina, June 24 (Author Interview)

For Him and My Family, June 24

Texas Book-aholic, June 25

Artistic Nobody, June 26 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 27

Guild Master, June 28 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 29

A Reader’s Brain, June 30 (Author Interview)

Vicky Sluiter, July 1 (Author Interview)

Holly’s Book Corner, July 1

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, July 2

Bizwings Book Blog, July 3

Tell Tale Book Reviews, July 4 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, July 5

Splashes of Joy, July 6 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, July 7


                 Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Lynn is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

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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Thursday, June 27, 2024

U.S. Marine Vietnam Sacrifice & The Mystery Healer of Smoky Mountains by Crystal Mary Lindsey Plus Interview

 


U.S. Marine Vietnam Sacrifice is a memoir by Raymond Isaac Lindsey, a Vietnam veteran, of his experiences after the war, written by his wife, Crystal Mary Lindsey. At nineteen, Raymond (Ray) fought in the Vietnam War against children recruited by the Viet Cong. The experience left him with physical and mental injuries. His therapy and treatment in Japan caused more harm, and when he returned home, he experienced symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Despite having a loving family and friends, Ray felt like he was in another world most of the time, which affected his relationships. He could not sleep because of his narcolepsy, and when he finally closed his eyes, he had nightmares. Ray eventually met Crystal, an Australian nurse whose father had experienced PTSD. The two fell in love, and she brought light into his dark life and helped him confront his demons.

Ray’s story is an emotional tale that raises awareness about PTSD. The book highlights symptoms of PTSD, which include anxiety, mood swings, depression, and sensitivity to sounds and smells. Ray experienced all these and more but did not let them defeat him. U.S. Marine Vietnam Sacrifice is non-linear, but it is easy to follow. It contains flashbacks from Ray's life before the war and the circumstances that led him to join the military. His sense of adventure and freedom was short-lived, and I felt terrible for him. I loved his diligence in trying to recover. He tried many activities like motorcycling, painting, playing golf, and joining singles groups to cope with his trauma. Most people experiencing depression and anxiety fail to try and end up committing suicide or being consumed by the darkness. The book is well written and organized, with pictures of Ray and a consistent format. The picture of the military boots and helmet at the beginning of every chapter was a nice touch. Crystal Mary Lindsey wrote passionately, and I appreciate her sharing Ray’s story with the world.


To Order on Amazon





In the depths of the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, a secret resides, shrouded in mystery and concealed from the world's prying eyes.

Who is this enigmatic figure known as the MYSTERY Healer?

And why does he diligently safeguard his true identity?

Meet Marni Granger, a resilient young woman residing at the base of the mountains.

In her early years, tragedy struck when she accidentally fell against a scalding cooking pot, leaving a burn etched on her face.

The resulting disfigurement inflicted emotional wounds that haunted her throughout her childhood and adulthood.

One fateful day, Marni ventured into the heart of the mountains, accompanied by her faithful wolf companion.

Time slips away, and darkness descended upon the dense forest.

Exhausted and disoriented, Marni seeks refuge. Curling up in a hidden nook, she falls asleep.

On awakening, her treasured pet was nowhere to be found.

Overwhelmed, Marni turns to heaven, beseeching the Lord for guidance and assistance.

A hauntingly beautiful figure clothed in pristine white appears before her.

This mysterious woman calls out Marni's name and beckoned her to follow to a lone cabin.

In the heart of the mountains, the MYSTERY Healer and Marni embarked on an extraordinary journey of restoration and self-discovery.


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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Review of New Release: "Dreams on the Horizon" by Penny Zeller

 




Can love overcome all obstacles?

Mae Shepherdson’s dream of a school for the deaf has finally come to fruition. All is going well until she receives devastating news: the railroad wants to build a spur through the property where the Horizon School for the Deaf is located. What will become of the children who attend the school and the employees who so tirelessly commit their time and resources? Mae questions why God would allow the closing of a school that has been the lifeline for so many young pupils. And what of her dream that no child should endure being ostracized as she once was?

Landon Bennick is accustomed to obeying his father’s orders. He’s observed and even assisted with the building of many railroad spurs, and the newest in Horizon should be no exception. However, things grow complicated when he begins to fall in love with Mae, a soft-spoken teacher at the Horizon School for the Deaf—the same school blocking the railroad’s progress. Will Landon heed his father’s strict demands or is there another way to build the spur 
and save the school?

When a nefarious character with vengeful intent threatens Mae, will Landon intervene before it’s too late and save the woman who has claimed his heart?




Return to late 1800s Horizon, Idaho, for this heartwarming and tender romance by the author of the Wyoming Sunrise Series, Hollow Creek Series, Montana Skies Series, and Love Letters from Ellis Creek Series.

**Please note** The paperback version has been temporarily stalled in production but will be available soon, so please be sure to check back.


Horizon Series:
Over the Horizon
Dreams on the Horizon
Beyond the Horizon (Coming November 2024 and available for preorder)
Love on the Horizon (Coming 2025 and soon available for preorder)



*Please note: Dreams on the Horizon is a faith-filled Christian historical romance.

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My Review

The story takes place in Horizon, Idaho 1891. Mae and Landon meet accidentally in town when Landon is there to get details going for the railroad spur coming to town. The story has everything I would want in a historical romance novel. It is filled with anticipation, family struggles, danger, faith, and love. I couldn't put it down.

The characters of Landon and Mae are inspirational despite everything that's against them. I felt I knew them quite well by the end of the book. The ending was amazing and touched my heart as everything came together.

I received an ARC from the author, and a positive review is not required. All opinions are my own






Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Review of New Release: "Texas Ranch Cold Case" by Virginia Vaughan

 




Solving a decades-old crime

will leave no place safe…

Twenty years after her mother vanished, Ally Fulton returns to Harmon Ranch—the last place she was seen—and barely makes it out alive. Someone doesn’t want Ally digging up the truth. With a target on her back, she reluctantly accepts protection from Officer Tucker Harmon. Can he keep Ally alive—and right his family’s wrongs—before she’s silenced for good?

From Love Inspired Courage. Danger. Faith.

Cowboy Protectors

Book 1: Kidnapped in Texas
Book 2: Texas Ranch Target
Book 3: Dangerous Texas Hideout
Book 4: Texas Ranch Cold Case


To Purchase


My Review

Texas Ranch Cold Case is a story about a twenty-year-old cold case, and the daughter, Ally that
desperately wants to find out what happened to her mother. She doesn't realize until she meets Tucker, that her life is about to change dramatically and throws them together for the search.

The story is full of suspense, danger, and unexpected twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. Constant action and surprises kept me engaged in the story as I tried to determine what would happen next.

The ending wrapped up and revealed everything well. I was kept guessing until the end. You don't want to miss this roller-coaster ride of suspense!  Highly recommended.

I received an ARC from the author; a positive review is not required. All opinions are my own






Sunday, June 23, 2024

Review of "Beryl's Bounty Hunter by Linda Shenton Matchett

 

 


About the Book

 


Book: Beryl’s Bounty Hunter

Author: Linda Shenton Matchett

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: August 15, 2023

Can a thief and a lawman find happiness?

Orphaned as a child, Beryl Atherton has lived on the streets of London for as long as she can remember. Reduced to stealing for survival, she is arrested. During her incarceration, one of her cellmates shows her a newspaper ad for an American mail-order bride agency. But all is not as it seems, and moments after landing in Boston, she must run for her life. Will things be no different for her in the New World?

Working as a bounty hunter since The War Between the States, Lucas Wolf just needs a few more cases before he can hang up his gun, purchase a ranch out West, and apply for a mail-order bride from the Westward Home & Hearts Mail-Order Bride Agency. While staking out the docks in Boston, he sees a woman fleeing from the man he’s been tailing. Saving her risks his job. Not saving her risks his heart.

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author



Linda Shenton Matchett writes happily-ever-after historical Christian fiction about second chances and women who overcome life’s challenges to be better versions of themselves. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, she has lived in historic places all her life and currently resides in central New Hampshire where in her off hours, she serves as a volunteer docent and archivist for the Wright Museum of WWII.

 

 


More from Linda

Dear Reader:

I’ve been an Anglophile as long as I can remember, from reading the classics like Dickens and Austen to watching BBC television. In honor of Beryl’s English heritage, I hope you enjoy this scrumptious scone recipe:

2 C unbleached all-purpose flour

2 T sugar

4 t baking powder

½ t salt

3 T unsalted butter, cold

1 egg yolk beaten with 1 T milk (for glaze)

Strawberry jam (to serve)

Preheat your oven to 425F.

In a medium bowl, place the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter. Rub the mixture together with your fingers to break up the butter, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Add the milk slowly, mixing as you add, using enough of the milk to get your dough to come together with no lumps remaining. (Your dough should be quite sticky. If a good consistency is not achieved with the listed amount of milk, continue adding until your dough reaches a good consistency.)

Spoon the dough out until a well-floured surface. Generously dust the top of the dough and knead the dough 2-3 times to coat it with flour and smooth the surface. Press the dough into a round that is roughly 1 inch thick.

Using a well-floured cookie cutter, cut the dough into 2-inch circles. (Be sure to press the cookie cutter straight down and up. Twisting the cookie cutter will impact the amount of rise you get on your scones.)

Place the rounds onto a greased and floured baking sheet. Brush them gently with the egg yolk and milk mixture.

Bake the scones for 12-15 minutes, until golden and firm.

Remove the baked scones from the oven and let them cool for 30 minutes (if you can resist). If you like softer scones, cover them with a clean tea towel as they cool.


My Review


Bery's Bounty Hunter is a fast-paced Western novel with somewhat different characters. Beryl originally from Liverpool, goes to America in answer to an ad from a mail-order bride agency. She meets Nellie along the way. Thinking things aren't what they appear, Beryl escapes the couple accompanying them.

The storyline is filled with twists, danger, and deception. The main characters are well developed, the descriptions of the countryside and cities made the places come alive, and the story was an easy writing style to follow. The ending wrapped up nicely. I enjoyed the references and prayers to God and how the characters' faith grew.

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

               Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 21

Texas Book-aholic, June 22

Bizwings Book Blog, June 23

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 24

Stories By Gina, June 25 (Author Interview)

Madisyn Carlin, June 25

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 26

Paula’s Pad of Inspiration, June 27

The Lofty Pages, June 28

Connie’s History Classroom, June 29

Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, June 30 (Author Interview)

Devoted To Hope, June 30

For Him and My Family, July 1

Holly’s Book Corner, July 2

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, July 3

Tell Tale Book Reviews, July 4 (Author Interview) 

                Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Linda is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Visa Gift Card and signed copy of the book!!

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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