It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through October! October is always one of my favorite months. From the changing leaves to the cozy clothing to the spooky books, there’s so much to love! The fall months also always remind me of change and new beginnings.

This also had me thinking about my blog. I’ve been kind of quiet on here this summer but I thought I’d update you all on how I’ve been and what to look forward to! ☺️

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Title: Live on Purpose: 100 Devotionsfor l Letting Go of Fear and Following God by Sadie Robertson Huff

Pages: 208

Genres: Nonfiction, Christian living, inspirational

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (Sept. 28th, 2021)

Summary:

Learn how to celebrate every moment in life while living enthusiastically and following your God-given passions with New York Times bestselling author Sadie Robertson’s devotional Live on Purpose. Teens and young adults willl reach new depths of faith as they discover how to live life to the fullest with Sadie’s 100 meaningful devotions.

Live on Purpose takes the life-changing themes from Sadie’s bestselling books Live Fearless and Live and helps you apply those truths through Scripture, prayer, and her passionate message to live well.

In each entry, Sadie shares her personal journey with God and gives youpractical tools for . . .

Overcoming fear and living with confidence
Living without limitations by setting aside fear, anxiety, and comparison
Authentically celebrating every moment in life
Replacing temporary highs with the promises of God
Dreaming big and living like it’s on purpose!
Live on Purpose is a valuable message for anyone eager to make a difference in the world and is a perfect gift for a graduation, a birthday celebration, the holidays, or a faith anniversary. This book will help you discover that when you follow your God-given passions, nothing can stop you from living your most enthusiastic, purposeful life.


*I received a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own!*

For anyone looking for a new devotional, I highly recommend Live on Purpose! With scripturally sound advice in every devotional, this is the perfect book for anyone working towards living out their God-given purpose.

I especially think girls in their teens and 20’s would love this one! Sadie Robertson writes in such a way that is fun, authentic, and relatable. Itreally feels like you’re talking to a friend while reading this one. Each devotional is short, but each one also has such inspiring and l encouraging nuggets of truth. This book works perfectly as a 1-a day, daily devotional or one could easily read it through as a regular book.

I’ve always enjoyed Sadie’s books, and Live on Purpose is no different. This is one I definitely plan on rereading!

A Bible Study Journal for Women JustRead Takeover Tour

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for A Bible Study Journal for Women by Barbour staff, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

I am so honored to be a part of celebrating the release of this beautiful Bible Journal! This is such a high-quality journal. It has already been so beneficial for me during my own Bible study time. 🙂

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Bible Study Journal for WomenTitle: A Bible Study Journal for Women

Author: Barbour staff

Publisher: Barbour

Release Date: June 1, 2021

Genre: Christian, devotional, journal

You want more from your time alone with scripture. . .A Bible Study Journal for Women provides helpful instruction and ample space for you to jot down your reflections. Based on the million-copy bestseller How to Study the Bible, this journal describes the types, tools, and techniques of exploring God’s Word. And it allows you to share your thoughts and feelings along the way, creating a treasured record of your own walk with God. A Bible Study Journal for Women is presented in a beautiful package featuring • a flexible textured binding • two-color interior printing • stained page edges • a ribbon marker Here are everyday Bible helps for everyday spiritual growth.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Barbour Publishing

Barbour Publishing is a leading Christian book publisher offering bestselling books featuring exceptional value, biblical encouragement, and the highest quality. Barbour is the home of New York Times Bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter along with well-known fiction authors Gilbert Morris, Olivia Newport, Michelle Griep, and many others. If your interest is Christian Living or Bible Reference, you’ll find excellent titles by bestselling authors Josh McDowell, Jonathan McKee, Debora Coty, and Stephen M. Miller’s The Complete Guide to the Bible. Barbour also publishes the top classic devotionals God Calling by A.J. Russell, and Come Away My Beloved by Frances J. Roberts. With inspirational Christian books available in all genres–fiction for adults and children, Bible Promise books, devotionals, Bibles, Bible reference, puzzle books, and gift books there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a print copy of A Bible Study Journal for Women and a $15 Amazon gift card!

A Bible Study Journal for Women JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight June 28, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on July 5, 2021. 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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Title: Castle of Refuge (The Dericott Tales #2) by Melanie Dickerson

Pages: 336

Genres: YA, Historical Fiction, Retellings, Christian Fiction

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 1st, 2021)

Summary:

Audrey is a viscount’s daughter who has suffered her sister Maris’s cruel, jealous behavior all her life. An act of malice led their father to send Maris to a convent, but Audrey was still left with scars. Three years later, Audrey’s father is determined to marry off his damaged daughter, and Maris is returning. Desperate, Audrey sneaks away.

However, life outside her home is dangerous, and she soon finds herself attacked, injured, and in dire straits. She is taken in at Dericott Castle to be nursed back to health. While there, she decides to keep her identity a secret and work as a servant in the castle. But she doesn’t count on falling in love with the young and handsome Lord Dericott, who lost his arm several months earlier.

Meanwhile, Edwin—Lord Dericott—is curious about the new, well-educated servant’s identity. When the man Audrey’s father wanted her to marry comes looking for her, each must make a life-changing decision about what to believe and whether or not love is truly worth trusting.

In this Ugly Duckling retelling, New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson brilliantly crafts a high-stakes, encouraging tale about the power of love.

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*I received a free e-copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A huge thank you to the author and publisher!*

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Hey everyone! I am so excited to be a part of Harlequin Trade Publishing’s summer blog tour! I have a couple different stops this summer, but for today’s stop I have an excerpt for the latest Sarah Morgan novel, The Summer Seekers!

I am currently in the middle of reading this one and so far, I am loving it!! With summer just around the corner, now is the time to pick this book up!


Get swept into a summer of sunshine, soul-searching and shameless matchmaking with this delightfully bighearted road-trip adventure by USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan!


Kathleen is eighty years old. After she has a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. But she’s not having any of it. What she craves—what she needs—is adventure.

Liza is drowning in the daily stress of family life. The last thing she needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza long for a solo summer of her own.

Martha is having a quarter-life crisis. Unemployed, unloved and uninspired, she just can’t get her life together. But she knows something has to change.

When Martha sees Kathleen’s advertisement for a driver and companion to share an epic road trip across America with, she decides this job might be the answer to her prayers. She’s not the world’s best driver, but anything has to be better than living with her parents. And traveling with a stranger? No problem. Anyway, how much trouble can one eighty-year-old woman be?

As these women embark on the journey of a lifetime, they all discover it’s never too late to start over…


Publisher: HQN Books

THE SUMMER SEEKERS

Author: Sarah Morgan

ISBN: 9781335180926

Publication Date: 5/18/2021

Available for purchase at:

Harlequin | Indiebound | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | Walmart | Google | iBooks | Kobo


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Welcome to the blog tour for Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Today I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book as well as sharing how you can enter to win a copy of the book for yourself! 🎉


Title: Hooked On You (Maple Falls #1) by Kathleen Fuller

Pages: 320

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Christian Fiction

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (May 11th, 2021)

Summary:

She never wanted to come back. He never wants to leave. The town of Maple Falls has plans for them both.

Riley McAllister is living the dream in New York City . . . if the dream means being a struggling mixed-media artist, part-time food delivery driver, and having a carefully curated social media to hide all of the above. She refuses to admit defeat and move back to small-town Maple Falls, but when her grandmother breaks her leg sliding into third base during a softball game (she was safe, by the way), Riley reluctantly agrees to go home and help the woman who raised her—while secretly hoping she can convince Mimi to sell her house and yarn shop and move in with a good friend. Then Riley can return to her new life in NYC, on her own and for good.

But Mimi has her own plans, which include setting Riley up with local baseball star Hayden Price, who returned to Maple Falls after an injury ended his major league career. Now he works at his father’s hardware store, coaches the church softball team, and worries about the declining town. It’s not the life he dreamed of having.

With a little meddling and a lot of kindness from the town, Hayden and Riley find themselves unexpectedly falling for each other as they discover the true meaning of home.

Welcome to Maple Falls, where everyone knows your name and your business.

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*I received a free e-copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A huge thank you to the author and publisher!*

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Title: Hope in the Dark by Hannah Wright

Pages: 420

Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian

Publisher: Self-published (May 25th, 2021)

Summary:

Broken hearts, a town torn apart, and a new job. What could possibly go wrong?

Moving into the great unknown of Featherlight, Idaho, was a huge change for Elizabeth Matthews. But while Asheville, North Carolina was comfortingly familiar, it had left her with a broken heart and a determination to never trust a man again. 

Hard working Samuel Bryson is honor bound to provide for his widowed mother and siblings. Determined to live up to his own expectations of being just like his father, he will let nothing get in his way. And that includes marriage. 

Serene and cozy Featherlight has taken a turn into something much darker. Newly hired school teacher Elizabeth and Samuel find themselves desperately searching for answers to the suspicious criminal activity around them. They find themselves thrown into facing their worst fears… and each other. In the midst of many unknowns, will they find the courage to do what God is calling them to?

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*I received a free e-copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. A huge thank you to the author and publisher!*

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Hello! It’s the start of a new month and that means new books! So many amazing new books are being released this month and there are several that I am so excited for!! Today I’m sharing some of my top picks. 🎉


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Hope Between the Pages JustRead Takeover Tour

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for Hope Between the Pages by Pepper Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Because I am a bit of an airhead at times, I totally misread the dates for this tour. It ran from the 12th – the 16th. So, obviously, the tour is now over. Despite that, I still really want to showcase this book and share some love for it. So, here we go!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Hope Between the Pages

Title: Hope Between the Pages

Series: Doors to the Past

Author: Pepper Basham

Publisher: Barbour Books

Release Date: April 1, 2021

Genre: Christian, Split Time romance

Uncover the Story Behind a One-Hundred-Year-Old Love Letter

Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure. Clara Blackwell helps her mother manage a struggling one-hundred-year old family bookshop in Asheville, North Carolina, but the discovery of a forgotten letter opens a mystery of a long-lost romance and undiscovered inheritance which could save its future. Forced to step outside of her predictable world, Clara embarks on an adventure with only the name Oliver as a hint of the man’s identity in her great-great-grandmother’s letter. From the nearby grand estate of the Vanderbilts to a hamlet in Derbyshire, England, Clara seeks to uncover the truth about family and love that may lead to her own unexpected romance.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pepper Basham

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor with southern Appalachian flair. Both her historical and contemporary novels have garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inspys, and ACFW Carol Awards. Her historical romance, The Thorn Healer, was a finalist in the 2018 RT Awards. Her historical romance novels, My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge and The Red Ribbon, and her contemporary novels, the Mitchell’s Crossroads and Pleasant Gap series, showcase her Appalachian heritage, as well as her love for humor and family. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist to about fifty more, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus.

CONNECT WITH PEPPER: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

TOUR GIVEAWAY

Like I said earlier, because I am late, the giveaway has, unfortunately ended. That being said, I found another giveaway for a kindle version of this book available on Goodreads and I’ve included it in the link below!

Hope Between the Pages JustRead Giveaway

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Thanks for reading! I really hope you all will give Hope Between the Pages a look!

Title: Murder by Page One (Peach Coast Mystery #1) by Olivia Matthews

Pages: 336

Genres: Cozy Mystery

Publisher: Hallmark Publishing (Mar. 23, 2021)

Summary:

Marvey’s a librarian from Brooklyn who makes book-themed jewelry as a hobby, looks after her cranky cat, and supports events for readers and authors. She’s still adjusting to quirky small-town life in Georgia – and that’s before she discovers a dead body in a bookstore.

When her new best friend becomes a suspect, Marvey develops a new hobby: solving a murder mystery. With her talents for research, her knowledge gleaned from crime novels, and a whole lot of determination, she pursues the truth. But as she gets closer to it, could she be facing a deadly plot twist?

This first-in-series cozy mystery includes a free Hallmark original recipe.

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