A Question of Honor by Jesseca Dawn Cover Reveal

Hello all! I have ANOTHER cover reveal and spotlight for you! I am so excited for this book to come out! I am a history buff, love World War 2 era, and just plain adore historical fiction, so I am so excited for my friend Jesseca’s release of this book! If you like to read, I hope you get this book when it comes out! I am waiting with baited breath and perhaps some nail-biting. Ok, I never bite my nails, but I am excited! EEP! Isn’t the cover awesome?

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Martin Hospitality by Abigayle Claire

I have the honor today to share with you, my readers, a project that I am so in love with! A new friend of mine that I met through the blogosphere is publishing her first book! I had the pleasure of getting to help behind the scenes with the beta read and critique. After that process, I got a review copy and have just finished reading it for the second time if I include the beta read. OH MY GOODNESS FOLKS! I will save my review for later, but I am so proud of Abigayle and this wonderful book! I am here today to participate in her cover reveal! It is so pretty! I love love love it!!!!

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You can check out her book on Goodreads here.

Her blog is Here.

And her announcement post is here.

By God’s Grace,

Victoria

A VLOG!!!!

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Hi everyone! I decided to participate in this Vlog Challenge hosted by Ivy Rose from Lakeside Publications! I originally saw Abi from The Left Handed Typist. I thought this would be a blast and it was! I hope you enjoy it! I apologize for my slightly congested state. I am still getting over a head cold, but I had to get this in on time, so I did it anyway! Here it is!

 

Let me know what you thought!

Do you like Vlogs? Should I do them more often?

 

By God’s Grace,

Victoria

Chatcast!

Hello everyone! My sister and I host a podcast and we have so much fun doing it. In case you haven’t seen it before, we talk about our favorite things in the realm of media! Books, Movies, Music, and Audio drama. This month we talked about probably our most favoriteist thing ever! LOL!

The book Little Women! You can check out the podcast here! Be sure to let us know what you think of Little Women!

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By God’s Grace,

Victoria

Book Giveaway #3!!!

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Welcome to Giveaway number three! I hope you enjoy this one! Please note, that even if you have entered a previous giveaway, you are still eligible for this one!

 

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Miracle At The Higher Grounds Café

by Max Lucado with Candace Lee and Eric Newman

 

Here is what the back of the book says:

What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask? And how would He answer?

Chelsea Chambers is on her own. After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle.

Then a curious stranger lands at Chelsea’s door, and with him, an even more curious string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Café, and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They’ve come for the internet connection to the divine. Now the café has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life’s biggest questions.

When a catastrophe strikes and her ex comes calling, Chelsea begins to wonder if the whole universe is conspiring against her quest to make it on her own. After a shocking discovery opens her eyes to the unseen world around her, Chelsea finds the courage to ask God a question of her own. Heaven answers in a most unexpected way.

 

Set in a lovely downtown area of the authors’ home state, Texas, this is truly a delightful story of a woman who has lost her trust in God. And how God encourages her to get it back.

With Max Lucado’s insightful and beautifully poignant storytelling, this book truly is a joy to read. If you liked the movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, you will love this book.

Chelsea is struggling and so real. My heart broke for her and I wanted to scoop her up into a hug! Her two children are such fun and add that little bit of humor and joy that only little children can.

I loved this book. It was such a perfect book for summer. Relaxing, yet thought provoking and enjoyable at the same time. It encouraged me as a good book should. Even though we may not see it, and it may not play out exactly as the author portrayed, God does care for us individually and desires the best for us, His children. I found that my faith was strengthened after reading this little book. Spiritual warfare is very real but with God on our side, we can conquer the enemy.

 

So to enter the giveaway for this lovely book, Here are the rules:

1 ~ Leave a comment telling me what one thing you like about my blog is, and one thing you would like to see me post here.

That’s it! That is all you have to do to enter! But you can earn more points as well!

2 ~ Following my blog (or if you already do) and leaving a comment telling me you did/do so, earns you another entry.

3 ~ Sharing this post with 2 friends earns you another entry.

4 ~ Sharing this post via a social media, (Facebook, Instagram, Google Plus, Twitter, or your own blog) and commenting below telling me you did so, earns you another entry.

 

This giveaway ends Friday, July 8th at 8:00 AM Eastern time. I will draw the winner and announce who it is shortly after!

 

By God’s Grace,

Victoria

Summer Book Giveaway #2

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Hey Ho everyone! Time for the second Summer Giveaway! I am so excited about this one!!!! Please know that even if you entered the previous giveaway, you are still eligible for this one! So go ahead and enter away!

 

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Resistance (Ilyon Chronicles)  by Jaye L. Knight

I’ll let the author speak for herself.

“Could God ever love a half-blood all of society looks upon with such fear and disdain? Jace once believed so, but when a tragic loss shatters the only peace he’s ever known, his faith crumbles as the nagging doubts he’s tried to put behind him descend on his grieving heart. With them come the haunting memories of the bloodstained past he longs to forget, but can never escape.
Taken from home at a young age and raised to serve the emperor, Kyrin Altair lives every day under a dangerous pretense of loyalty. After her unique observation skills and perfect memory place her into direct service to the emperor, Kyrin finds herself in further jeopardy as it becomes increasingly difficult to hide her belief in Elôm, the one true God.
Following the emperor’s declaration to enforce the worship of false gods under the penalty of death, many lives are endangered. But there are those willing to risk everything to take a stand and offer aid to the persecuted. With their lives traveling paths they never could have imagined, Jace and Kyrin must fight to overcome their own fears and conflicts with society as they become part of the resistance. “

 

This book would technically be put in the Medieval Fantasy genre. Fantasy can be a tricky thing, but this book is free from magic or sorcery of any kind. It is simply a fictional medieval story set in a fictional place about fictional people.

It is so good! I can’t even begin to tell you. . . I enjoyed this book so much!

The action was enough to keep me turning pages, the characters were so real I wanted to hug each of them and rescue them from their predicaments. Flashes of humor showed through and made me chuckle despite the danger and bravado.

The story follows the stories of Jace and Kyrin and their family and friends through the terrible trials that assail them.

Kyrin is a loveable, normal girl. In a world of unrealistic leading ladies, this girl was a refreshing break. She struggled, she fought, but God reigns in her life. I found myself relating to her in many ways and cheering her on.

Jace is a broken young man who has a hard time moving past the rejection and unloving that has pervaded his previous life. He has a hard time accepting God (or King Elom in the books) grace, and loving and accepting himself.

The myriad of other characters had me cheering, from Sam, Kyrin’s twin brother Kaden, Rayad, Trev, Lady Anne and Trask. The characters are so real and I loved reading all about them.

I am so impressed with this book and the clarity and just awesome job she did writing it! Jaye L. Knight has inspired me in my writing as well as added to my reading pleasure.

I can tell you the ending was satisfying, but at the same time, I can’t wait to read the sequel. This is a book I will treasure on my bookshelf.  There were several moments I wasn’t breathing and I couldn’t stop turning pages!  I have a love for medieval and fantasy type stories, but most authors I have found who write in that genre, take the fantasy to the extreme or the stories are really dark and I tend to stop before I have gotten a chapter in. This book made me so happy! The Christian message throughout was so effortless, delightful, and encouraging. I am already planning to read it again!

 

Here are the rules to enter:

1 ~ Leave a comment telling me what one of your favorite books is!

That’s it! That is all you have to do to be instantly qualified! But you can earn more entries!

2 ~ Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me you did so (or already do) gives you one more entry.

3 ~ Send this post to 2 friends via email and leave a comment telling me you did so and you get one more entry.

4 ~ Share this post on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did so for another entry!

 

You have until Thursday June 30th at midnight Eastern time to enter. I will announce the winner on Friday!

 

By God’s Grace,

Victoria