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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Join Becky Wade for a Facebook Party May 5

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A female bodyguard plus her star NFL client plus danger equals a great recipe for romance! Her One and Only, book four in Becky Wade's Porter Family novels, releases May 3. To celebrate, Becky is hosting an author chat party on her Facebook page on May 5 at 5 PM PDT/8 PM EDT. Join Becky for an evening of book chat with other bookworms and prizes.

Plus a portion of all pre-sales and sales the release week of Her One and Only will be donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. For more details on how to purchase a copy, click here.

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About the Book

After ten years in the NFL, super star Gray Fowler is accustomed to obsessive fans. But when Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team hires an executive protection agency to guard him until the culprit is caught. Dealing with bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young, beautiful woman. How can a female half his size possibly protect him better than he can protect himself?

Dru Porter is a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt–none of which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her tarnished reputation, she’s determined to find Gray’s stalker and, since relationships between agents and clients are forbidden, avoid a romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past.

Yet every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they’ll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives — and their hearts — to one another.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind & Soul by Ruth Soukup

Are you drowning in clutter in your home?  Do find that the pile of things coming into your house creates an overwhelming feeling of being buried?  I know there are times where I definitely feel overwhelmed by all the things, papers, and even digital email that comes into my home.  Ruth Soukup has written a new book called Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind and Soul.  I appreciate that her book is not only about getting the clutter out of our houses, but also addressing the real problem of why it piles up in the first place.

Ruth divides her book up into three different areas: Home, Mind and Soul.  She gives some creative advice to address each of these three areas.  In the Home section, Ruth discusses the living area, Storage solutions and how to help with all the stuff kids bring home.  In the Mind section, she address schedules, paperwork and other people's stuff.  And then in the Soul section, she talks about relationships with friends, wellness and balance and letting go of the need to do it yourself.

I enjoyed reading through this book. I have several bookmarks marking all of her sections that have steps to walk you through tackling different problem areas of where clutter seems to take over your life.  Like Ruth says, "...becoming unstuffed is much more than getting rid of the things you no longer want. It's more than getting organized or finally taming that pile of paperwork that's been taunting you.  ...It's changing the way we look at our homes and the stuff we live with.  It's changing the way we look at our schedules and the stuff that fills our time.  It's changing the way we look at our relationships and the stuff they are made of.  It's becoming purposeful about the stuff we let in, because the reality is that nature hates a vacuum, and if we are to become unstuffed, we better spend some time thinking about what that really means before our unstuffed stuffs us with new stuff we don't need or want." (pg. 16-17 in the digital e-book version)  There are many ideas in this book that I think will be helpful in clearing out the clutter.  I seem to have a problem with piles and so this will be a real challenge for me to change my thinking in how I control the clutter.
If you're looking for a helpful book to get you motivated to change how you deal with the never ending piles in your home, pick up Ruth's new book and bring some clutter free living to your life!

***I received this e-book for free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Spy of Richmond by Jocelyn Green (Book 4)

Here it is!  The final book in the Heroines Behind the Lines series.
Spy of Richmond is another spectacular story about a women that gives everything to help the Civil War come to an end with a Union victory.

From the Back Cover:
When living a lie is the right thing to do.
The Confederate capital in the height of the Civil War: no place for a Union loyalist.  But just the place for a spy.  Her father a slaveholder, her suitor a Confederate officer, and herself an abolitionist, Sophie Kent must walk a tightrope of deception in her efforts to end slavery.  As suspicion in Richmond rises, Sophie's espionage becomes more and more dangerous.  If her courage will carry her through, what will be lost along the way--her true love, her father, her life?

My Review:
Jocelyn Green did a great job portraying the history behind this story, and it was interesting to read the story from the perspective of those living in the South.  It really is amazing that they thought they were doing God's will in enslaving the African Americans, and that the slaves needed masters in their lives in order to have a good life.  Unbelievable! Sophie Kent is one adventurous and determined women.  I liked her character and seeing how she transformed through tough circumstances as a child to give her the courage and backbone to do what was right when she was older. It was fun to see characters from earlier books make an appearance in this final book, and the epilogue to this story does a good job in wrapping up all four of the books by tying their stories together and giving updates on all the characters.  Jocelyn Green has done a fabulous job with this series and I look forward to reading more of her works.  Make sure to pick up this series and add it to your library.  You will be glad you did!

Here is a great video of Jocelyn Green discussing this series in her own words.

*** I received this book free from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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