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Grace Filled Summer Book Sweeps 2018

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29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; 30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. ~ Luke 21: 29-30 [KJV]

We are entering an exciting and happy time of year. Summer…a time for fun, relaxing, going barefoot, hanging out with family and friends around the grill.  It’s the perfect time for the Grace Filled Summer Sweeps 2018. And summer reading has never been this much fun with eight stellar authors and their exciting and insightful books. This is a sweepstakes. So, each author will give away a copy of her book according to the most interesting, clever comment.  In your comment, please let us know which book you’re dying to read, and also your second choice. This way we’ll be sure to give everyone a book that’s to their reading taste. Winners will be selected August 31st.

Heart Not Taken

HEART NOT TAKEN by Naomi Musch (Black Lyon Publishing) ~ How about a relaxing cabin on a river and a summer romance? HEART NOT TAKEN carries you there. High school English teacher Sean Heart has almost let his faith slip away. Haunted by a lapse in judgment as well as his mentor’s betrayal, doubt has set in. He wants nothing more than to bury the past and leave it there, especially when he meets Jordyn Delaney. A beautiful, talented landscaper, Jordyn has been hired by Sean’s mother to improve the property around the family vacation cabin where Sean lives. With no siblings of her own and her parents talking of divorce, Jordyn is intrigued by the dynamics of Sean’s large family almost as much as she’s charmed by the man himself. But when Sean’s past shows up with a spade, Jordyn discovers that a renovation of the heart and spirit might be the most complicated job of all. Purchase HEART NOT TAKEN on Amazon. Naomi Musch’s website.

Three Strand Cord

THREE STRAND CHORD by Tracy Krauss (Fictitious Ink Publishing) ~ Like the ladies on the cover of THREE STRAND CORD, why not relax on the beach this summer with a good book? THREE STRAND CORD is the first in a series about three friends: Tempest, Stella, and Cherise. Friends since childhood, their loyalty is tested to the limits as a simple ‘fib’ leads to a web of deceit that lands one of them in serious trouble. Drug rings, a love triangle, mistaken identity, and even murder are all part of the mix as they learn that a “three strand cord is not easily broken.” Purchase THREE STRAND CHORD on Amazon. Tracy Krauss/website

That Special One

THAT SPECIAL ONE by Nike N. Chillemi (Crime Fictionista Press) ~ Summer is the time when entering college freshmen think about what life will be like on campus in the fall. It’s such a terrific time for students who are mystery buffs to read a complexly textured New Adult-romantic suspense novel with scheming, a heinous betrayal, family drama, college dating, many twists and turns, and a touch of faith.  Purchase THAT SPECIAL ONE on AmazonNike N. Chillemi’s blog

One Step Back

ONE STEP BACK by Luana Ehrlich (Potter’s Word Publishing) ~ Can’t get away for an exotic vacation this summer? Zero funds for a summer vacation? Enjoy a fun summer read with an exotic location instead. In this espionage thriller, Titus goes on the run from the secret police after trying to recruit a nuclear scientist in Iran. CIA intelligence officer Titus Ray has been in Iran recruiting assets willing to feed him intel on the Iranian opposition. When he unexpectedly meets Amir Madani, one of Iran’s premier nuclear scientist, he can’t resist the opportunity to pursue him as a CIA asset. Although Chaman, a beautiful Iranian socialite, warns Titus to stay away from Madani, he ignores her advice and befriends the nuclear scientist. The consequences prove disastrous for Titus, and, as the secret police close in on him, he’s forced to find shelter with a group of Iranian Christians, who risk their own lives to save his.  Purchase ONE STEP BACK on AmazonLuana Ehrlich’s website

Patchwork

PATCHWORK by Sadie and Sophie Cuffe (   ) ~ A northern lake, a general store, a quaint community – nothing says summer like a back-to-nature vacation. But this summertime, the living ain’t easy. Heather’s love life unraveled. Now she’s holding on by a single thread – the memory of her great-uncle’s place by Crystal Lake. She returns, hoping the relatives who once mended the heart of a lonely five-year-old will open their arms to a desperate young woman. The only catch — this time she’s pregnant. Heather’s content to duck any decisions for the summer, but Kevin, the accident-prone pastor, has other ideas. Sparks fly and hearts break when the local tabloid, The Splinters, makes their private relationship public gossip. Will Heather leave to protect Kevin’s reputation? Will the young pastor turn his back on the woman he loves to keep his position? Who will patch up their tattered lives? A fun, fast read. Bring the lake to you this summer.  Purchase PATCHWORK on AmazonSadie and Sophie Cuffe’s Facebook Page

Julianne

JULIANNE by Rebekah Lyn (RL Publishing) ~ Looking for something in the contemporary fiction vein this summer, about romance and finding yourself?  Julianne graduated college confident a successful career awaited her. However, her resume is rejected over and over, forcing her to take a series of dead end jobs to pay rent. With her self-esteem at an all time low, she calls in sick to work and meets a stranger who could turn her world upside down. Will her battered spirit have the courage to the seize opportunity?  Purchase JULIANNE on Amazon.  Rebekah Lyn’s websitete

Toby's Troubles

TOBY’S TROUBLES by Carole Brown (Story and Logic Media Group) ~ Summer is almost here, and Toby Gibson is up to his ears in an abundance of trouble. Between his business, Undiscovered Treasures, a unique shop of antiques, collectables and junk, directing the local plays in Appleton and looking for the “ghost” haunting the shop—or is it an intruder? Toby’s not sure if he’ll even have time to enjoy the season. To add to his troubles, he suspects Amy Sanderson is not only bidding for the property he’s wanted forever, but is in love with him. And he’s not interested. But she can be just as stubborn as the man who’s determined to ignore her love. In between the break-ins, destruction of property, thefts and personal competitions against each other, Amy and Toby work together to find the thief who seems so determined to find a valuable item, he’ll stop at nothing. Purchase TOBY’S TROUBLES on AmazonCarole Browne’s blog

She's Mine

SHE’S MINE by Tammy Doherty (Tammy Doherty) ~ This summer is going to be explosive for Caitlin Harrington and Sean Taggart. Caitlin dreams of a quiet life teaching math at her hometown middle school. Except someone is leaving ominous notes on her door.  It could be her ex-boyfriend or someone else who doesn’t want her back in town. Sean Taggart thinks Caitlin is beautiful…and possibly crazy. When he finds out the truth, Sean wants to help. Can he save Caitlin before the stalker turns to murder? SHE’S MINE  is a wonderful Christian romance with mystery and suspense to make it more interesting. A perfect beach read or for anywhere you vacation this summer! Purchase SHE’S Mine on AmazonTammy Doherty’s website

Note: If you’d like to win a free copy of one of these novels make sure you write an interesting, cute, topical comment. Also, tell us which book you’d like to receive…and give a 2nd, choice. We’ll try our best to accommodate you. Winners will be selected August 31.

 

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32 thoughts on “Grace Filled Summer Book Sweeps 2018

  1. So happy to be part of the summer book fun!!!

  2. Mmm. An interesting, cute, topical comment??? Well! That’s about as interesting and cute as I can be! *ahem* One Step Back by Luana Ehrlich is my first choice. It sounds intriguing. 🙂 Heart Not Taken by Naomi Musch is my second choice. Thanks so much!

  3. Tina Johnson on said:

    Summer read is a must! Beach chair and book go hand in hand. Enjoy all. First choice: three cord strand and 2 choice: patchwork

  4. Looking forward to all the witty and/or topical comments. Happy Summer, Everyone!

  5. I can’t think of anything clever… however, I think all the titles sound amazing!

  6. agboss777 on said:

    Since we have zero funds available for a summer vacation, and I am longing for an escape from the ‘busyness’ of life, I am going to take ‘ONE STEP BACK’ and throw caution to the wind…..”Luana Ehrlich, whisk me away to that exotic location! Captive me page by page with Espionage….introduce me to Sting-‘Ray’, the CIA operative…..embroil me in the pursuit of the Secret Police….let me experience the craze of a nuclear scientist!!!” …..all in my own back yard, in the comfort of my lounge chair, as I sip ice cold Lemonade from a frosted glass topped with a mini Tahian umbrella! Now that’s what I call paradise! 🙂

    Yes, my 1st choice would be One Step Back by Luana Ehrlich 🙂

    My 2nd choice would be Toby’s Troubles by Carole Brown. I love exploring ‘yesterday’s treasures’ and finding that special gem from days gone by! The tale of Toby, his shop ‘Undiscovered Treasures’ being haunted by a ‘ghost’???, a woman suffering from unrequited love, and a caper involving a mysterious item….well, this just spells A.N.T.I.C.I.P.A.T.I.O.N!…..and calls for another glass of lemonade! 🙂

    Thanks for offering the ‘Grace Filled Summer Book Sweeps 2018’ and the opportunity to hopefully win a book! 🙂 ~Alison Boss

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. With summer being as hot as it has been even in the “shade” of the mountains, I would rather read indoors with the fan blowing on me. Julianne by Rebekah Lyn looks like a winner. Patchwork by Sadie and Sophi Cuffe also caught my eye.

  8. Vickie Jameson on said:

    I want to read ALL of these books. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. donamaekutska7 on said:

    Toby’s Troubles will be washed away with the waves at the beach. Toby’s Troubles and Patchwork they both sound amazing.

  10. Tammy Doherty on said:

    Comment on behalf of Jacqueline Cohen: Good books ignite our imaginations! Please ignite mine!

  11. conniepsaunders on said:

    My heart is already taken but I could surely enjoy being in a relaxing cabin on a river with the one who has my heart! HEART NOT TAKEN would be my first choice and if I have a “ghost of a chance”, I will choose TOBY’S TROUBLES as my second choice. I love treasure hunting!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  12. girlfromwva on said:

    i don’t know if i will be at a cabin, a beach, on a campus, someplace exotic, by the lake, or find notes left on my door or “ghosts” this Summer. i do know i have found 8 “new to me” authors to enjoy. first pick is Heart Not Taken, second is Toby’s Troubles.

  13. Conquering the local gossips in a small town sounds like a wonderfully interesting story to read, and the authors are sisters, which I find really fascinating! My first choice is Patchwork, by Sadie and Sophie Cuffe, and my second choice is Julianne, by Rebekah Lyn. Dead end jobs and rejections are hard to overcome when you are so well-qualified for better positions. Sounds like a good uplifting read.

  14. Arletta Boulton on said:

    My first choice is PATCHWORK by Sadie and Sophi Cuffe. I love the premise – a totally unlikely pair to fall in love. I want to discover their story. Second choice would be HEART NOT TAKEN by Naomi Musch. I enjoy gardening so I think it would be cool to read about a landscaper. Maybe I’d get some ideas of what plants look good together.

  15. Mrs Tracey Russell on said:

    Love reading not just at summer all year around , so many good authors out there , Lulu Tayor Maggie Hartley , Cathy Glass to name a few .

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  17. agboss777 on said:

    Have the winners been announced?

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