May 31, 2019

Book Review: An Amish Family by Kathleen Fuller

Book Title: An Amish Family (4 Stories)
Author: Kathleen Fuller
Genres: Christian Fiction, Amish, Amish Fiction, Fiction
Publisher: Zondervan
Publisher Date: 2018 (400 Pages, Paperback)

ISBN: 978-0-7852-1734-3
In An Amish Family, beloved author of Amish romance, Kathleen Fuller, invites readers into the lives of four Amish families.

Building Trust

Grace Miller and Joel King are in love. They’ve dated secretly for the past year and when he proposes marriage, Grace eagerly agrees. But when she tells her parents about the wedding, she’s shocked when her father tells her she can’t marry Joel. Can Grace get to the bottom of her father’s animosity toward Joel so they can have the happily ever after she’s always dreamed of?

A Heart Full of Love (also in An Amish Cradle)

Ellie’s mother hasn’t stopped meddling in her personal life since Ellie lost her sight—and she’s taken it up a notch now that Ellie’s pregnant. When Ellie gives birth to twins, her mother insists on moving in to care for them. But when her mother’s behavior becomes unbearable, Ellie is forced to take a stand . . . and finally find out why Mamm can’t let go.

Surprised by Love

In a desperate move to evade her match-making mother, Emily Shwartz announces that she’s already seeing someone: Reuban Coblentz. The trouble is, Reuban is barely even a friend. Seeing how desperate she is, Reuban plays along. But when the past sneaks up on them, will this temporary arrangement turn into everlasting love?

A Gift for Anne Marie (also in An Amish Second Christmas)

Anne Marie and Nathaniel have been best friends since they were kids. Now things are evolving . . . in ways everyone else predicted long ago. But when her mother suddenly decides to remarry in another state, Anne Marie’s new chapter with Nathaniel looks doomed to end before it begins.
Disclaimer: I received advance copy of this book from Booklook Blogger, for an honest review. My options and thoughts are my own.
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Kathleen does herself well with her writing. I do not know if she can out do herself anymore with her stories. Each one that I have read has been good enough for me to want to read more. I have yet to to come across any that is not good.

These stories show the struggles and faith though out the book. Each story is different and yet endearing to read. You will not know the ending until you get to the last page of that story. Then you will want to know know more about that family and how they are doing.

Building Trust:

In Building Trust, Grace and Joel are eager to marry. Though Grace does not know why her father or anyone else in her family can figure out why her father is acting so angry at Joel King? Joel can not recall why Grace Miller father is upset or recall the reason. Though as you read we find out. Will Joel be able to build trust with Grace father? Grace is told she can not marry Joel King.

Joel King is determined to find out why he can not marry Grace. Will it he get to marry Grace? Will Vernon be able to forgive Joel?

A Heart Full of Love: (In An Amish Cradle)

Ellie is expecting her first child with her husband. Though when she gives birth to twins. Her mother decides that will take care of the twins and keep them safe. In doing so, she will not let Ellie bond with her daughters.

What is Ellie's mother dealing with that she won't let Ellie take care of her own daughters. Ellie knows she will need help with her daughters. Ellie wants time with her daughters and takes care of them.

Ellie starts to have questions about what happen with a girl named Rachel. She goes over to her parents house and to find the answers. What a sweet ending his story has.

Surprised by Love:

Emily feels the need to be seen with a boy. Out of nowhere she chooses Reuban. Will her ploy work with her mother? Emily finds out that Reuban's mother is pressuring him to marry as well.Reuban play along.

Will it be really a match by god, Both do not know it until the past seeks up on them. Do they even know that love is being created by them both seeing each other. Or will they find that they were surprised by love, that they may have started an everlasting love?

A Gift For Anne Marie: (In An Amish Second Christmas)

In A Gift for Anne Marie, Anne Marie wondering about the changes that are coming. She finds out about her mothers letters. When she does she finds out that her mother is getting re-married and they are moving. Anne Marie does not like it at all. She start to feel the changes between her and Nathaniel. Nathaniel does not like the fact that Annie Marie may be moving. Is there anything either can do about it?


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Book Review: Dead Gold by Hank MacKinney With Giveaway

Book Tile: Dead Gold
Author: Hawk MacKinney
Genre: Adult Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Publisher: Sage Words Publishing
Publisher date: February 2019 (221 Pages, Paperback)
Series: Moccasin Hollow #4
ISBN: 978-1-7329182-4-5
The dazzling lure of Olympic gold fame is a spotlight glare hotter than any fifteen minutes of fame. During plans for a cross-country ski vacation, Aspen Police Department Criminal Investigation Division Detective David “Spinner” Krespinak and SEAL-bud Craige Ingram are ensnared by glamour, upmarket glitz and bling, and greed in the deadly champagne powder world of a money-gets-you-anything high-country ski-mecca. Body parts start turning up in the most unlikely places. As the two friends start their investigation, A hornet's nest of the local elite do not want the publicity. For good reason it seems, they may be part of the mystery of bodies and body parts piling up at the morgue.

The closer they get to the killer, the more confused they become. Who is behind the murders and mutilation? The list of suspects grows as they close the net on the killer.The tender underbelly of Aspen is not what it seems. It is a raw open sore that oozes blood, drugs, and murder.
Content Rating: R (for language and graphic murder scenes)
Disclaimer: I received this book free from IReadBookTours for an honest review and for a book tour
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Well we meet up with Spencer once again. Only this time it in this hometown. What would you do if you were in a town but did not know what was happening and their seems to be several muders popping up?

Well this book is filled with it and drugs for that matter. Spencer as invited his friend Craige to Aspen, Colorado to spend time with and see what Aspen is like. The author does well with the plot. He does not disappoint.

This book is filled with lots of action and some thrills. Can Spencer and Craige solve the mystery and crimes and find the murder? The plot thicken as you read. Why and what is up in Aspen? I believe that this book is only good for 17 and older though that is up the parent to decide. I suggest this it got drugs and sex scenes involved. I would rather the child or children be advised and also have their parents approval.



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Hawk MacKinney served in the US Navy for over 20 years. While serving as a Navy Commander, he also had a career as a full-time faculty member at several major state medical facilities. He earned two postgraduate degrees with studies in languages and history. He has taught postgraduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem, Israel.

In addition to professional articles and texts on chordate neuroembryology, Hawk has authored several works of fiction—historical love stories, science fiction and mystery-thrillers. His titles are not genre-centered, but plot-character driven. Moccasin Trace, a historical novel nominated for the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers Notes Book Award, details the family bloodlines of his serial protagonist in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series—murder and mayhem with a touch of romance. Hidden Chamber of Death, the first book in the mystery series, was followed by Book 2, Westobou Gold and his latest, Book 3, Curse of the Ancients. All have received national attention. The Bleikovat Event was Vol I in The Cairns of Sainctuarie Science Fiction Series followed by Vol II, The Missing Planets. Vol III, Inanna Phantom is in final galleys. ​

​Connect with the author: Website

BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:
​May 20 - Bound 4 Escape - review / giveaway
May 21 - Sefina Hawke's Books - review
May 22 - My Reading Journeys - review / author interview / giveaway
May 23 - Books for Books - review
May 24 - JBronder Book Reviews - review / guest post / giveaway
May 28 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review / giveaway
May 30 - Adventurous Jessy - review / giveaway
May 30 - T's Stuff - review / guest post / giveaway
May 31 - Working Mommy Journal - review / giveaway
May 31 - Nighttime Reading Center - review / giveaway



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May 15, 2019

Audiobook Tour: Winter Frost by Lauren Carr with Giveaway

Book Title: Winter Frost
Author: Lauren Carr
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Published Date: March 22, 2019 (8 Hrs & 56 Mins, Audiobook)
Narrated by: Mike Alger
Genres: Mystery, Action, Adventures, Crime, Detective, Crime Fiction, Police Procedural
Series: A Chris Matheson Cold Case Mystery (Book #2)

It all started with a chance encounter in the city with Blair, his late wife.

Chris Matheson and the Geezer Squad, working under the guise of a book club, dig into the events surrounding his late wife’s supposed death halfway around the globe. A state department employee shoots himself in the back three times. A CIA operative goes missing. A woman is targeted by an international assassin three years after being declared dead in a terrorist attack overseas.

Nothing is as it seems.

In his most personal cold case, Chris fights to uncover why the state department told him that Blair, the mother of his children, had been killed when she was alive. What had she uncovered that has made her a target? Who terrified her so much that she had gone into hiding and why are they now after him?
Disclaimer: I received a code from IReadBookTours to get a copy of the audiobook to review the book. My review is honest for the readers and author. I review for IReadBookTours.
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Lauren Carr does is once again. This book Winter Frost is filler of mystery. It will pull you into the story from the first page to last page. I loved it.

As we know Chris, and his family. We also have Helen and her daughter. We running into and meet Chris supposed dead wife Blair. We also have Murphy join forces with Chris Matheson. I love that the author did this. Bring Murphy and Tristan into the mix. They were more of sub characters but almost like the main characters.

The story was really told well. I can say the narrator did wonderful. I hope to see more mix of the other series like having Chris be brought in with his book club into the other series. I was really surprised and happy when I heard Murphy name when he was helping with Chris escape. We have action from the beginning to the end.

If you have not picked up Lauren Carr books you are missing something. Pick any of her books and you will be hooked. I can not wait to read more. So glad to have two more to read or listen to this time around. Mystery lovers and Crime and detective loves would love these books and series.
Prize: Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Lauren Carr, author of Winter Frost (open to wherever Amazon.com delivers)


Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Now, Lauren has added one more hit series to her list with the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries. Set in the quaint West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry, Ice introduces Chris Matheson, a retired FBI agent, who joins forces with other law enforcement retirees to heat up those cold cases that keep them up at night.

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.

​Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

BOOK and AUDIOBOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:

May 1 - Library of Clean Reads - tour kick-off / giveaway
May 1 - My Reading Journeys - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
May 2 - Working Mommy Journal - review Winter Frost / giveaway
May 2 - Dab of Darkness Book Reviews - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
May 3 - Christine's Book Corner - book spotlight / giveaway
May 3 - Laura's Interests - review of ICE / giveaway
May 6 - Hall Ways Blog - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
May 7 - Words And Peace - book spotlight / giveaway
May 7 - Life as Leels - review of ICE
May 8 - Kristin’s Novel Café - review of Winter Frost
May 9 - Locks, Hooks and Books - review of ICE / giveaway
May 10 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
May 13 - A Fountain of Books - review of ICE / giveaway
May 14 - JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
May 15 - JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder - review of Crimes Past / giveaway
May 15 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
May 16 - Locks, Hooks and Books - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
May 16 - Life as Leels - review of Winter Frost
May 17 - Seaside Book Nook - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
May 20 - Elizabeth McKenna Romance Author - book spotlight / giveaway
May 20 - Laura's Interests - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
May 21 - Bound 4 Escape - review of It's Murder My Son / giveaway
May 22 - Buried Under Books - review of Winter Frost
May 23 - StoreyBook Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
May 23 - T's Stuff - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
May 24 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of It's Murder My Son / giveaway
May 24 - Dab of Darkness Book Reviews - review of It's Murder My Son / giveaway
May 27 - A Fountain of Books - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
May 28 - Locks, Hooks and Books - review of It's Murder My Son / giveaway
May 29 - Life as Leels - review of It's Murder My Son
May 30 - Seaside Book Nook - review of It's Murder My Son / giveaway
May 30 - Readers' Muse - review of It's Murder My Son / giveaway
May 31 - Laura's Interests - review of It's Murder My Son / giveaway
June 3 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Crimes Past / giveaway
June 3 - Amy’s Booket List - review of ICE
June 4 - Locks, Hooks and Books - review of Crimes Past / giveaway
June 5 - Buried Under Books - review of Crimes Past
June 6 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of Crimes Past / giveaway
June 6 - A Fountain of Books - review of It's Murder My Son / giveaway
June 6 - Readers' Muse - review of Crimes Past / giveaway
June 7 - Library of Clean Reads - It's Murder My Son / giveaway
June 10 - FUONLYKNEW - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
June 10 - Amy’s Booket List - review of Winter Frost
June 11 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
June 11 - Life as Leels - review of Crimes Past
June 12 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
June 12 - Dab of Darkness Book Reviews - review of Crimes Past / giveaway
June 13 - FUONLYKNEW - review of It's Murder My Son / giveaway
June 13 - Readers' Muse - review of ICE / giveaway
June 14 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - review of Winter Frost
June 17 - Seaside Book Nook - review of Crimes Past / giveaway
June 17 - Amy’s Booket List - review of It's Murder My Son
June 18 - Laura's Interests - review of Crimes Past / giveaway
June 19 - A Fountain of Books - review of Crimes Past / giveaway
June 20 - Nighttime Reading Center - review of It's Murder My Son / giveaway
June 20 - Readers' Muse - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
June 21 - JBronder Book Reviews - review of It's Murder My Son / giveaway
June 24 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - review of Crimes Past
June 24 - Amy’s Booket List - review of Crimes Past
June 25 - Books for Books - book spotlight
June 26 - JBronder Book Reviews - review of Crimes Past / giveaway
June 27 - JBronder Book Reviews - review of Winter Frost / giveaway
June 28 - Adventurous Jessy - review of Winter Frost / giveaway






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May 13, 2019

In Memory of My Grandfather (Pappap)

My Pappap was a decent man. He was a family man at that. He taught me sports. I became more of a sport fanatic because of him. I am big Steelers fan because of him and for being raised and born a Steelers fan. He passed away May 7, 2019. He not only watch me grow up but also all his grandchildren which there are 11 all together. He also had 3 great grandchildren.

You will see pictures of him holding me and something. Though, he did come to our sport games or family events and or family gatherings. He was loved by all and missed dearly by us all.



My Pappap is holding me when I little one. I am 6 months old in North Carolina, vacationing. This is the year of 1987.

You can see I happy to be on my Pappaps lap. I was around him and my grandma a lot when I was growing up.


Here is another. You can see I am happy to be at my grandparents home. I am on my Pappaps lap. This might be when I was either 1 or 2 years old?

They had Lucky and she in the picture with me and my Pappap.


Here is a vacation picture of me and him. It looks like my cousin Josh is coming over to play?

Pap is playing with me in the kiddie pool where we were staying in North Carolina..













This is my Cousin's Josh wedding. This is the whole family together for the event.

Our family is big and happy. We still do this and get together yearly. Our grandfather is next to Josh,the groom, and our grandma is next to him.









This is my Cousin's Crystina's wedding. This is the whole family together for the event.

Our family is big and happy. We still do this and get together yearly. Our grandfather is on left of Crystina, the bride, and our grandma is next to him.







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May 4, 2019

Monthly Wrap up: April 2019


April was more like it suppose to be. April Showers.. Bring May Flowers. I did not not do to bad reading for the month of April. I hope you enjoy your Month of April. Keep prayer for my grandfather is in the hospital.

Books Read in April:

  1. Winter Frost by Lauren Carr  
  2. Counter Punch by Patrice Williams Marks
  3. Crimes Past by Lauren Carr
  4. Dead Gold by Hawk MacKinney
My books really fall in different genres for this past month. They are in 3 different media categories I believe as well. They will be shown bellow.

Books by Genre:

  1. Mystery - 4 Books

Books by Media Categories:

  1. E-Book - 1 Books
  2. Paperback - 1 Books
  3. Audiobooks - 2Books
I have read a total of 363 Pages for the month of April, This is seem like a good amount for just one month. The total for 2019 is 3,815 Pages.

Books by Pages Total:

  1. Winter Frost - 8 hours and 56 Mins
  2. Counter Punch - 150 Pages
  3. Crimes Past - 7 hours and 37 Mins
  4. Dead Gold - 213 - Pages

Total Pages by Month:

  1. January - 1,530 Pages
  2. February - 532 Pages
  3. March - 1,390 Pages
  4. April - 363 Pages ( about 16 Hours, Listening)

Total books by Month:

  1. January - 8 Books
  2. February - 2 Books
  3. March - 5 Books
  4. April - 4 Books




 Here is everything that been posted for the year. Some things have been will be posted later then when I read the book or reviewed it. Most cases this is when a book is on tour with me. The Book review may be posted later or a month or so done the line. I will gladly mark these when I read the book so you know.


My Wrap Ups for the Year:

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
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