Saturday, October 29, 2022

Review of Forever You by Leah Busboom

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Today I would like to introduce you to a new to me author, Leah Busboom. I received "Forever You" in a giveaway that I entered and was surprised that I had won.  This is the first book I've read from this author, and I have to say that I'm a fan. I've always enjoyed time travel novels or historical time-slip, but this one was even more enjoyable than I expected.  

Review: Rating 5 star.

Forever You is one of my favorites. It was filled with historical 1855 information of everyday farm life, 2021 life of an upcoming country music star, and the romance that survives time.

I was engrossed in the storyline from the beginning, and it only got better from there. The author has melded the two time periods seamlessly and managed to create a wonderful backstory with mystery as well. It was even more than I expected, and I was mesmerized all the way to the end by the numerous twists that kept coming.

There were even surprises at the end even though I thought I had pretty much figured it all out. A very well-written clean and wholesome romance time-travel story that will leave you wanting more. I hope the author continues to write more in this genre. Highly recommended.


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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Scars by Linda K. Rodante

Welcome to Bizwings Blog.  Today I would like to share "Scars" by Linda K. Rodante with you.

It's a Contemporary Christian Romantic Suspense and book #4 in the Series. 


Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for SCARS by Linda K. Rodante, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: SCARS 
Series: Spiritual Warfare #4 
Author: Linda K. Rodante 
Publisher: independently published 
Release Date: September 2022 
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romantic Suspense

He tried to leave the past behind, but it won’t leave him…

Ex-gang member Garrett Lovett is a new creature in Christ. At least, he’s trying to be. He’s got a wholesome routine, a place on the IronWorks football team, and a pretty woman he wants to know better. But when the old gang resurfaces with the ultimatum to re-up or face consequences, Garrett has tough decisions to make. These guys know how to get to him—his addictions, his fears. When things get life-threatening, Garrett must decide if this God he’s heard about is real or not.

And if so, can he rescue Garrett and those he loves before it’s too late?

PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon

I have not read this title, therefore I can not give it any rating.



Ryann stepped in front of him, glaring, and put a foot on the ladder. “Just get out of my


Garrett frowned. “What do you know about roofing?”

“I can nail a tarp down better than you. Most likely. Are you one of those guys who

thinks women can’t do anything?”

“You didn’t impress me as—”

“Just give it a little time. I think you’ll be impressed.”

“All right, Princess. Let’s see what you’ve got.”

Her jaw clenched, but she started up the ladder.

He grinned and set out after her. “I’m coming just to hand you some tools.”

“I bet.” She climbed onto the roof and disappeared.

The other men would scramble up in a minute. He hesitated right before climbing onto

the roof. Okay. He probably was sexist. Was that the term nowadays? His dad was. For sure the

gang was.

He thought about his mom as he swung a leg onto the roof then inspected the area. His

respect for her far outweighed that for his dad. He wasn’t a complete chauvinist then. Just

women thinking they could outdo him when it came to construction—well, he’d take that


“I have this great construction joke, but I’m still working on it.”

Her head swung around. “What?”

“I need to hammer out a few kinks first and nail the delivery.”

“Don’t even start. That won’t let you off the hook.”

“Or off the roof?”

Two hours later, Garrett wiped the sweat from his eyes. It had soaked his headband and

dripped like a washcloth being rung out. Ground water stood everywhere, and the heat and

humidity clung to his body like he sat in a sauna. Ryann had her hair in a ponytail, but still her

face flushed. And, well, she did know what she was doing. They’d managed to get the tarp

spread and nailed down faster with four of them working it.


Linda K. Rodante is a Florida transplant now living in Tennessee. She loves sweet tea, apple butter and both the mountains and the oceans. Her work with crisis pregnancy centers and anti-trafficking groups gave her a heart for women struggling in today’s society, while still respecting the role God has given men.

She writes Christian romantic suspense novels. Her books wrap sweet romance in real-life issues women face today with an edge of mystery and suspense. She desires to entertain and encourage women in their walk with the Lord. Her books can be found on Amazon She’s a past finalist of ACFW's Genesis contest and a member of Word Weavers International.

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


(1) winner will receive a signed copy of WARRIOR (Spiritual Warfare Series #1) and $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 26, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on November 2, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Monday, October 24, 2022

Review of Jeanette's Gift by Blossom Turner

Welcome, readers. Today I want to share a Christian Historical Romance with you.  "Jeanette's Gift" by Blossom Turner.   I hope you enjoy reading about this uplifting and inspirational book.


About the Book

Book: Jeanette’s Gift

Author: Blossom Turner

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Release date: October 11, 2022

This life wasn’t the one she dreamed of, but happily ever afters don’t always come when and how we expect.

At twenty-nine, Jeanette Williams has watched each one of her four sisters marry and start families of their own. It’s hard not to believe God has forgotten the desires of her heart, especially when most people refer to her as Spinster Williams. Without the beautiful children she teaches, life would be unbearably lonely.

When the handsome widower, Theo Wallace, and his six children move into the Shenandoah Valley, every available woman is atwitter—except for Jeanette. She has no such aspirations that someone as plain as her could draw even a smattering of interest.

As life throws this unlikely couple together, Jeanette can’t help but fall in love with Theo’s children and their soul-wrenching plight. Before she knows it, her heart is far more invested than she could’ve ever imagined. And not just with the children, but with their handsome father as well. Is she headed for another heartbreak, or is it possible God had a beautiful plan in the works all along?


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My Review
5 star rating
Jeanette's Gift is set in 1881, Shenandoah Valley. Jeanette is a schoolteacher in a small community and teaching is her life. Feeling plain and destined to be a spinster, she doesn't realize the beautiful person she is inside and out. The ugly words spewed by others have hindered her growth to become the person God meant for her to be. Prompted by God, she is led to take care of a widower's six children whom she soon grows very fond of. Theo Wallace, the widower, balks at the idea, his past has soured him on women.

The storyline is full of lots of Christian compassion, hope, love and is one of the most beautiful budding relationship stories I've read to date. I admired the main character's beliefs and strength in trusting God in all things.

You better keep the tissues handy. I laughed, cried, and rejoiced with the characters. Highly recommended. I received an ARC from the publisher and voluntarily choose to review it.


About the Author

Blossom Turner is a freelance writer published in Chicken Soup and Kernels of Hope anthologies, former newspaper columnist on health and fitness, an avid blogger and published novelist of the Word Guild semi-finalist Anna’s Secret. However, she has found her home in the writing of historical fiction. The power of love and romance is authentically woven into the Shenandoah Bride Series about five sisters and their love stories. She and her husband, David, have two grown children and live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Read more at


More from Blossom

Do You Enjoy Romance That Keeps You Thinking Days Later?


Long before I knew I could write, I loved to read. Being a hopeless romantic I gravitated to all romance stories either contemporary or historical. I soon realized that finding clean fiction but still written with the passion God created us to experience, was hard to find. (Song of Solomon is a good example of the expression of passion and love between a man and woman without being explicit.)


Given the gift of a writing career later in life one thing was for sure…I wanted to write what I like to read. Clean romance does not need to be boring. As each story pours out, I realize that writing historical fiction is my passion. I finally know what I was born to do. The Shenandoah Brides is a series of five sisters and their five love stories. Oct. 11, 2022 is launch day for the final book in the series called Jeanette’s Gift.


Each book has a redeeming theme. Katherine’s Arrangement, set in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, post-civil war, speaks on how to love the way 1 Corinthians encourages, even when marriage (Katherine’s is an arranged marriage) has proven to be very disappointing. The second book Amelia’s Heartsong, situated in Richmond, Virginia illustrates how love transcends the pomp and circumstance of class and money and encourages us to view others the way God does. The third book, Lucinda’s Defender unfolds back in the valley, and speaks of how our greatest mistake does not have to define our future. A message on second chances encourages the soul. The fourth book, Gracie’s Surrender once again set in Richmond, speaks of a life dedicated to the ministry of God helping the underprivileged orphans. Gracie learns that God can upset even our best intentions with a better plan.


However, the message for this fifth book, Jeanette’s Gift, is a subject so near and dear to my heart. Growing up in an environment that tore me down instead of build me up, proved to be invaluable in writing on this subject. The theme of this book—healing from low self-worth—is a topic that many will relate to.


Jeanette suffers from low self-worth and believes God has forgotten her. A very valuable process unfolds with truth and techniques that work today. Jeanette learns to accept that how life unfolds is up to the sovereignty of God, and He can be trusted. She also breathes in the truth of how she is, indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made.


My prayer is that as Jeanette grows toward healing in the story, that any reader suffering in this same way will embrace the steps on how to break this vicious cycle. I know from first-hand experience healing is possible, and I long to get that message out there.


Although this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, enjoying the whole series as the family saga unfolds will deepen the experience.


I sincerely hope you enjoy the read as much as I enjoyed the write. I love to hear from my readers. Contact me at

                                Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 11

Vicky Sluiter, October 11

Texas Book-aholic, October 12

Inklings and notions, October 13

deb’s Book Review, October 14

Blogging With Carol, October 14

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 15

lakesidelivingsite, October 16

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, October 16

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, October 17

Simple Harvest Reads, October 17 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Connie’s History Classroom, October 18

For Him and My Family, October 18

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 19

Mary Hake, October 19

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, October 20

Splashes of Joy, October 21

Pause for Tales, October 22

Holly’s Book Corner, October 22

Christina’s Corner, October 23

“To Every” BOOK “There is a Season”, October 23

Bizwings Blog, October 24


To celebrate her tour, Blossom 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.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Takeover Blitz for A Quilt for Christmas by Melody Carlson


A Quilt for Christmas JustRead Takeover Blitz

Welcome to the Takeover Blitz for A Quilt for Christmas by Melody Carlson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


A Quilt for Christmas
Title: A Quilt for Christmas: A Christmas Novella 
Author: Melody Carlson 
Publisher: Revell 
Release Date: September 6, 2022 
Genre: Christian Romance 

Recently widowed Vera Swanson is having a hard time getting in the Christmas spirit in her new town. When asked to make a quilt for an ailing neighbor, she pulls together a diverse circle of quilters, including freespirited Tasha Ellison. The group becomes stitched together through shared stories, trust, and a little romantic weaving. 

Christmas should be celebrated with family. But for Vera Swanson, that's not an option this year. Widowed and recently relocated, she is lonely in her condo-for-one--until little Fiona Albright knocks on her door needing help. With her mother seriously ill and her father out of town, Fiona enlists Vera's help, and when she finds out her new neighbor is a quilter, she has a special request--a Christmas quilt for Mama. 

Vera will have to get a ragtag group of women together in order to fulfill the request. Between free-spirited artist Tasha, chatty empty nester Beverly, retired therapist Eleanor, and herself, Vera has hopes that Christmas for the Albright family will be merry, after all--and she may find herself a new family of friends along the way. 

Bestselling and award-winning author Melody Carlson invites you to cuddle up this holiday season with this cozy story of giving, forgiving, and a little bit of romance. 

I have not read this title, therefore I can not give it any rating.


Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than 250 books with sales of more than 7.5 million, including many bestselling Christmas novellas, young adult titles, and contemporary romances. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, her novel All Summer Long was made into a Hallmark movie, and the film version of The Happy Camper is soon to be released. She and her husband live in central Oregon.

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


(1) winner will receive a print copy of A Quilt for Christmas, a $10 Starbucks gift card, and quilted coasters!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight October 12, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on October 19, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


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Monday, October 3, 2022

Abduction Cold Case Reviewer Tour by Connie Queen


Getting to the truth could be deadly…

Finding a mysterious file on her desk sends psychologist Kennedy Wells chasing down clues to solve a twenty-six-year-old kidnapping—and straight into a violent assault. When Texas Ranger Silas Boone comes to Kennedy’s rescue, he can’t help but wonder at her resemblance to the long-missing girl. With someone willing to kill to end the investigation, can they uncover the truth…and live to see Christmas?

To pre-order a copy on Amazon


5 star rating

Abduction Cold Case has a lot of surprises and mystery around a child abduction. Kennedy, a psychologist, working at the Bring the Children Home Project has a manilla envelope appear on her desk. Inside is a cold case. She sets an appointment to meet with the mother, but when she arrives, circumstances bring about changes she isn't expecting.

The characters are well-developed. Kennedy is strong-willed and well-trained in abduction cases. Silas, a detective on medical leave suddenly is thrown into the case and tries to guard his heart from getting too involved.

This edge of your seat suspense leaves you hoping for a quick resolution to finding the one involved. I was engaged from the beginning. The author wrapped everything up nicely in the end and I couldn't wait to see how it all turned out. Highly recommended.

I received and ARC from the publisher and voluntarily choose to review it.