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Love Unscripted Tour and Giveaway

25 Sep, 2018 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Love Unscripted

by Tiffany Odekirk
Paperback
Published Septmber 1, 2018
by Covenant Communications
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Evie Jennings doesn’t believe in happily ever after—it’s been a year since moving home to Los Angeles to gather the pieces of her broken heart after her divorce, but she is only going through the motions. That is, until a chance encounter on her college campus brings about an unexpected turn of events: Evie finds herself face-to-face with the heartthrob whose poster decorated the wall of her teenage bedroom. And he’s desperate for her help.

Hollywood sensation Ridge Dashly is facing a career crisis—a bad review threatens his A-list status. Desperate to win back the favor of the media and his fans, Ridge reluctantly agrees to enroll in college, never dreaming he’ll meet someone who can see past his fame to his true self.

As their paths continue to cross, Evie’s seeming disinterest intrigues Ridge, and the pair form a tentative friendship that slowly grows into something more. But when confronted with the unrelenting paparazzi and the nagging shadows of their pasts, will they follow everyone else’s script or fight for their own happy ending?

Review
What a wonderful story about the redemptive quality of forgiveness, overcoming trials to come out a stronger person and trusting in a force bigger than your own. Evie and Ridge are fully fleshed real characters with real life problems and obstacles to face before they can have a happily ever after of their own. Hollywood favorite meets college student in a tale of healing and strength. There are themes of working through anxiety, addiction, heart break and moving past the masks of perfection and fame. If you haven’t read Love on Pointe, this is a follow up which can be read as a standalone. There are laugh out loud and tender moments which provoke thought. Highly recommend as a clean romance for adults.

Content: mention of, working through prescription drug abuse, premarital relations, pornography addiction. Clean language. No violence, mild kissing.

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Schedule

Sept. 24th: http://mybookaday.com/

Sept. 25th: http://fireandicereads.com/, https://brightlystreet.com/, https://www.rockinbookreviews.com/, http://www.blogginboutbooks.com/, http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com/

Sept. 26th: http://thoroughlyhere.blogspot.com/, http://ldswritermom.blogspot.com/, http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com/, http://lifeiswhatitscalled.blogspot.com/

Sept. 27th: http://katiescleanbookcollection.blogspot.com/, https://www.wishfulendings.com/, https://www.singinglibrarianbooks.com/

Sept. 28th: https://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/, http://booksaresanity.blogspot.com/, http://literarytimeout.blogspot.com/

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Creating Your Forever Family Tour and Giveaway

17 Sep, 2018 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment


Creating Your Forever Family
by Rachel A. Sullivan
Paperback, 192 pages
Published by Covenant Communications, Inc.
September 1, 2018
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Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. — The Family: A Proclamation to the World.

It has been decades since the family proclamation was first presented to members of the Church by President Gordon B. Hinckley. But despite the passage of time, the counsel provided in the family proclamation is ever more vital in these tumultuous last days. Creating Your Forever Family is an indispensable resource, providing practical application of the nine principles outlined in the family proclamation. Featuring counsel from Church leaders and stories of these principles in action, this book offers ways to incorporate these values into everyday life, from interview questions designed to help kids open up to game night ideas to fun family dinner conversation starters. Families will be strengthened as each member gets involved in the discussions and applications. Now is the time to fortify families and truly embrace the principles of this great proclamation.

 

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Sept. 17th: http://fireandicereads.com/, https://www.rockinbookreviews.com/
Sept. 18th : https://brightlystreet.com/, http://empowermoms.net/
Sept. 19th: http://ldswritermom.blogspot.com/, https://joyinthemoments.wordpress.com/
Sept. 20th: https://www.singinglibrarianbooks.com/, http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com/, https://ldsandlovinit.blogspot.com/
Sept. 21st: http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com/, http://literarytimeout.blogspot.com/

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The Neverland Inn by K. C. Grant Tour and Giveaway

12 Sep, 2018 by in Uncategorized 1 comment



The Neverland Inn
by K.C. Grant
192 pages
Published by Covenant Communications
September 1, 2018
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Daniel Cavanaugh has it all—a lucrative career as a lawyer, a gorgeous fiancée, and his future mapped out for him. So why is he feeling increasingly dissatisfied with his life? When the assignment to handle his late grandmother’s estate takes him to the California coast, Daniel welcomes the escape. Staying at the nearby bed-and-breakfast isn’t really his style, but he soon realizes the inn may hold the key to the answers he’s been seeking. Spindrift Cove has few opportunities for a young unmarried woman like Sarah Michaels. Even so, she enjoys her solitude as owner and chef at the Neverland Inn. She thrives on catering to the needs of her guests and treating them to her fantastic cooking. But when Daniel walks through her door, he immediately tests her patience. Though he is handsome and well-bred, she finds him insufferable. Soon, however, the tranquility of the inn works its magic, and Daniel and Sarah forge a sweet and unexpected connection—until the life he left behind in the city demands his return and it seems that a happily ever after may not be on the menu after all.

About the Author

K.C. Grant loves to write! From bad poetry at the age of seven to not-too-much-later attempts at a novel where the main character was a talkative red-haired girl (yes, that wasn’t very creative) she has loved to create stories. In her adult career, she has written for family oriented magazines like BackHome, Parents and Kids, The Washington Family and LDSLiving. She was so excited about the release of her first novel in 2010, “Abish: Daughter of God.” A sequel, “Abish: Mother of Faith” continues the story of Abish and focuses on the mothers of the stripling warriors.

K.C. will also get to continue her fascination with the setting of Mexico (this time with a modern twist) when her suspense novel titled “Venom” which came out January 2012.

She also belongs to three writers’ groups and various other organizations that keep her very busy.

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Sept. 10th: http://mybookaday.com/, https://www.rockinbookreviews.com/, https://brightlystreet.com/
Sept. 11th: http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com/, http://empowermoms.net/, http://bonnieharris.blogspot.com/
Sept. 12th: http://ldswritermom.blogspot.com/, http://fireandicereads.com/, https://www.lovebugsandpostcards.com/, http://www.kindleandme.com/
Sept. 13th: http://katiescleanbookcollection.blogspot.com/, http://thoroughlyhere.blogspot.com/, http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com/, https://ldsandlovinit.blogspot.com/
Sept. 14th: http://literarytimeout.blogspot.com/, http://minreadsandreviews.blogspot.com/, https://www.wishfulendings.com/, http://booksaresanity.blogspot.com/, https://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/

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The Shipbuilder’s Wife Blog Tour and Giveaway

05 Sep, 2018 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

I received this book for free from Covenant in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Shipbuilder’s Wife Blog Tour and Giveaway

The Shipbuilder's Wife

by Jennifer Moore
Published by Covenant on September 1, 2018
Genres: Adult, Historical Fiction
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback
Source: Covenant
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The day of her parents' garden party dawns bright as Lydia Prescott eagerly anticipates a marriage proposal from a handsome and wealthy plantation owner. The lovely debutante plans to steal a moment away with her beau, but her plans go terribly awry. Instead of her intended, she is joined by a stranger the largest man she's ever laid eyes on. And it is clear Jacob Steele is there for reasons far more sober than the party. With British raids erupting all around them, it is his job to reassure plantation owners of their safety. In reality, however, Jacob is an espionage agent, and the truth is dire: America is on the verge of invasion by the British.

Blissfully unaware of the danger surrounding her, Lydia basks in the glow of her recent engagement. But her joy is short-lived—a surprise British attack results in a devastating wound, and her plans for the future are shattered. Lost in her devastation, Lydia could never dream that Jacob, that giant of a man she met so briefly, would prove to be her saving grace. And with a war raging around them, she may be called upon to save him too.

What an enjoyment! I grew up on the Chesapeake in Maryland, close to the nation’s capitol, so the sights and scenes of the Shipbuilder’s Wife held significance for me. Jennifer Moore does a wonderful job of capturing life during time of war and in the shipyard. She adds historical context and enough detail to make the story come alive. Talk of privateers, plantation owners, slaves, and a fledgling nation trying to make its way against the English redcoats will captivate historical fiction readers. Lydia and Jacob have a long way to go in their relationship and I certainly hope there are making for a companion book or sequel. Side character, Alden was a delight with his funny asides and spunky personality. A good book should make you want to learn more, and this did just that.

Biography

Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that is anything but romantic. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was aboard a British frigate during the age of sail.

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The Roses of Feldstone Blog Tour and Giveaway

10 Aug, 2018 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment


The Roses of Feldstone  
by Esther Hatch
Published by Covenant Communications, Inc.
August 1, 2018

Standing before Feldstone Manor, site of so many happy memories, Rose Davenport feels nothing but dread. Her family’s annual visit to the stately home was once brightened by her friendship with the earl’s youngest son, William, but everything changed the day his elder brother was disinherited and William became heir to his father’s earldom. From that moment, William made it clear he has no interest in continuing an acquaintance with Rose. Heartbroken, she sets out to prove that she will simply not be ignored—or outdone—by the arrogant future lord of the manor.

When his elder brother marries for love, William’s entire life changes in an instant. He does not have the same option to marry whom he chooses, and he must let go of the feelings he has harbored for his dear friend Rose. He steels himself against her annual visits, determined to keep his feelings for her a secret. But when he makes the hasty promise to marry within six months, he never dreams that his actions will lead Rose to impulsively undertake the same challenge.

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Review

It’s been quite a while since I read a book cover to cover in one day, and I did just that with The Roses of Feldstone. So many moments to smile at. The writing is paced well and captivating, the symbolism of the Rose with a play in the main characters name is neatly threaded through out the book design, pages and story line. I enjoyed William’s quiet, silent gentle side which the reader has to tease out on their won because he is dealing with familial and societal constraints. Rose has a strong will and a gentle heart. Overall, the only complaint I had is that the kissing scenes seemed over the top for a Regency era novel and the nature of the relationship between the two. I stayed up late to finish as I truly enjoyed the writing style and personalities of all the characters.

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Trek the Movie Release Tour

30 Jul, 2018 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment


Trek The Movie
Actors: Joel Bishop
Rated: PG
Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Excel Entertainment
DVD Release Date: July 3, 2018

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Breview

I was eager to watch TREK based on the director’s message synopsis and quote. It did being a message that Heavenly Father is watching over us and answers our prayers. But, I let my teenage and younger children watch and they expressed that it seemed it was made for a wider audience and had some inappropriate parts. You may want to pre-watch before sitting down as a family to watch together.I would agree that the teens and adults making out were overdone and the swear word unnecessary. There are some triggers if you have experienced a drowning or death of a family member. Overall, I laughed our loud and I cried. I enjoyed the message of reaching out to seek for answers and receiving them. There is great character development and self-realization. There were a few parts that dragged and would loved to have seen some more pioneer stories being woven in. My children had some great advice to just fast forward whenever you see the drill sargeant looking guy or the teen couple 🙂 Worth the watch!

Content: swearing, heavy kissing, moderate blood and wounds, fighting, triggers for drowning and death of a teen.

Message from Alan Peterson, Director of TREK The Movie

It’s exciting to anticipate the DVD/BluRay release of TREK, the movie. Being with audiences in theaters is the fulfillment of any director’s dream. But, the reality of independent film is that you can’t get a movie into enough theaters so that everyone who wants to, can see it. July 3rd is a day that lots of TREK fans have been waiting for. Now, everyone can enjoy the laughs and lessons of TREK whenever they want. One of our goals in producing the movie was to create a story that would honor the wonderful tradition of this hands-on experience unique to our faith. Trek provides a critical chance to connect with our past. Why is this important? I’ll let Elder Russell M. Ballard explain:

“I have a deep conviction that if we lose our ties to those who have gone before us, including our pioneer forefathers and mothers, we will lose a very precious treasure. I have spoken about “Faith in Every Footstep” in the past and will continue in the future because I know that rising generations must have the same kind of faith that the early Saints had in the Lord Jesus Christ and His restored gospel.” (General Conference, October 2017, The Trek Continues!)

It is too easy to forget what our pioneer ancestors sacrificed for their faith and for our good. I hope families can sit down together and share the movie and talk about how grateful we should be for the men, women and children who marched into the unknown following a prophet of God so long ago. And, I hope they will talk about the challenges they face today as members of the church as we march forward into the unknown. Do you feel like Tom and wonder where God is? How do we connect with Him? What do we do when we feel weak and alone? Hopefully, TREK helps us know that our Heavenly Father is there and that He cares.

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A Tangled Inheritance Blog Tour and Giveaway

09 Feb, 2018 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Nora Ellsworth, darling of London society, has her choice of eligible suitors, but since childhood, she has been expected to marry Jonathan Browning, a gentleman whose wealth and stability will someday secure the futures of Nora and her mother and sister. The family estate will pass to an odious male cousin upon the death of Nora’s father, and when he suddenly takes ill, her need to marry well becomes vitally important.

As Nora struggles with the idea of marrying without love, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Devlin Fausett, a man with dark eyes and intriguing conversation. But Devlin’s reputation as an indebted gambler is difficult to ignore. Despite the rumors from the ton and the marriage decision before her, Nora is determined to befriend the dashing Mr. Fausett, and his charms soon make it all but impossible to remember her duty. Until she learns the truth of her fortune. There is a way to keep her family’s estate, but the price is high: Nora must wed, as soon as possible. Torn between two very different men, she must make the ultimate decision. Will she be guided by her head or her heart?

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Schedule:
*Feb. 5th: http://mybookaday.blogspot.com, http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com, https://www.rockinbookreviews.com, http://ldswritermom.blogspot.com
*Feb. 6th: http://www.kindleandme.com, https://brightlystreet.com
*Feb. 7th: http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com, http://www.iamareader.com
*Feb. 8th: http://katiescleanbookcollection.blogspot.com, https://www.singinglibrarianbooks.com, http://www.wishfulendings.com, https://ldsandlovinit.blogspot.com
*Feb. 9th: http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com, http://booksaresanity.blogspot.com, http://fireandicereads.com, http://literarytimeout.blogspot.com

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Love, Kennedy Spotlight

24 Jan, 2018 by in Uncategorized 1 comment


LOVE, KENNEDY

SYNOPSIS

LOVE, KENNEDY tells the inspirational true story of Kennedy Hansen, a funny, loving young woman whose health suddenly begins to fail. It takes years to find the cause – Juvenile Batten Disease – an extremely rare and inevitably terminal diagnosis. After living only 16 short years, Kennedy leaves behind an incredible legacy of love and friendship. But her story doesn’t end with her passing, it’s only then the true miracles really begin.

WRITTEN BY
T.C. Christensen

DIRECTOR
T.C. Christensen

PRODUCED BY
T.C. Christensen
Ron Tanner

CAST
Jasen Wade
Heather Beers
Tatum Chiniquy
Scarlett Hazen
Quince Squires
Liza Brown
Brennin Williams
Yvonne Bennett
Victor Medina
Brandi Naumann
Alyssa Velasquez
Kalvin Stinger
Emily Wadley

GENRE
Drama
RUNTIME
92
LANGUAGE
English
THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE
06/02/2017
VOD RELEASE DATE
01/23/2018

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Heart of the West Blog Tour and Giveaway

12 Jan, 2018 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

Independent-minded women are considered highly unsuitable in Kate Donahue’s wealthy Long Island society. Yes, Kate would lead a proper life should she marry, but her dream of practicing medicine would surely be thwarted by her domineering fiancé. To follow her dream, she must take dramatic measures. So when she reads a newspaper ad seeking a qualified small-town physician, Kate embarks on a new life in the Wild West. Upon her arrival in the rugged settlement of Craig, Colorado, Kate is disappointed to discover that even in the West, no one wants a woman doctor. As she struggles to establish her practice, she is kept busy fending off the unwanted attentions of a local rancher, a man unnervingly reminiscent of the ex-fiancé she left behind in New York. Romantic entanglements are the last thing on Kate’s mind. That is, until she meets Lucas McCurdy, an Irish immigrant with whom she feels an undeniable connection. But when their relationship inflames a dangerous land battle, Kate and Lucas find themselves defenseless in a lawless town—a perilous position that may cost them everything.

About the Author

Carolyn lives in Kaysvile, Utah with her husband and teenage daughter, her other four children having fled the nest, but still live close by (thank heavens). When she’s not writing, she loves to read, garden, sew, and play with her grandson.
In 1994, she incorporated her basement sewing business, eventually moving it into a warehouse, hiring more people, and developing her unique line of puppets and educational curriculums into a full-fledged, international business. She sold the main arm of her business in 2009, retaining a small portion to bring in income while she pursued her writing career. She has been writing seriously since 2006.

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Extraordinary DVD Giveaway

10 Jan, 2018 by in Uncategorized Leave a comment

SHARI RIGBY, LELAND KLASSEN, KAREN ABERCROMBIE AND KIRK CAMERON STAR IN THE UPLIFTING STORY ABOUT MARRIAGE, FAMILY AND RECONCILIATION EXTRAORDINARY

AVAILABLE ON DVD AND DIGITAL ON JANUARY 16, 2018 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Universal City, California – Based on the real-life events of acclaimed ultra-marathoner David Horton and his wife Nancy, Extraordinary is coming to DVD, Digital and On Demand on January 16, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. An impactful and perfect story for the entire family, the inspirational film stars Shari Rigby (October Baby), Leland Klassen (Altar Egos), Karen Abercrombie (War Room) and Kirk Cameron (Fireproof) and follows Horton as his dream of tackling a nearly 3,000-mile run takes its toll on his body, and brings his marriage to the breaking point.

Based on a true marriage journey, Extraordinary tells the amazing story of ultra-marathon runner and college professor David Horton, his wife, Nancy, and their attempt to finish their marriage race well. Although proud of his incredible athletic accomplishments and the impact he has on his students, David’s family continuously pays a high price for his years of competitive running. Following his open-heart surgery and irreparable damage to his knees, Nancy is ready for Dave to hang up his racing shoes for good and focus his boundless energy on their family. Instead, feeling called by God to “inspire people one last time,” Dave sets off for a 2,900-mile race across America.

BONUS FEATURES on DVD & DIGITAL:
The David Horton Story
The Extraordinary Woman Featurette
Filmmakers of Extraordinary
Keys to an Extraordinary Marriage

Extraordinary will be available on DVD and Digital.
DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

Movies Anywhere is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States.

For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.
For artwork, please log onto our website at www.uphe.com
Movie Website: http://extraordinarymovie.com
UPHE Website: http://uni.pictures/extraordinary
Trailer: http://uni.pictures/extraordinarytrailer
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/extraordinarymovie
Twitter: https://twitter.com/runtomarriage
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/extraordinarymovie

FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Shari Rigby, Leland Klassen, Karen Abercrombie, Kirk Cameron
Executive Producers: Bill Reeves, Eric Weir
Produced By: Scotty Curlee, Stephan Schultz

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: January 16, 2018
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number:
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: Not Rated
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French (Canadian) Subtitles
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour, 28 minutes

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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