Tidewater Inn A Hope Beach Novel Blog Tour!

This book review is for the novel "Tidewater Inn" by Colleen Coble.

If you are looking for an intense mystery type of book then this is the one for you!

I don't normally read mystery's and this one kept me on the edge of my seat from almost the first page!

Not only do you keep trying to figure out just what is going on but Colleen has a very descriptive way of writing her scenes. You almost feel a part of the story since she makes it so easy to envision it all.

Just reading the back of the book will help you understand what I am talking about.
Colleen has a definite way with words and does it with descriptive flair.

Libby is not exactly living a dream life. While she has a job she loves restoring old houses and a business partner to care for the money side of things, she currently has $200 in her bank account.

All of that changes in a flash and all it took was one phone call from her friend.

Apparently the father she thought died when she was 5, didn't. He so much didn't as a matter of fact that he only died one month ago and in doing so willed his property, a beautiful old hotel on the Outer Banks, to Lilly.

If that wasn't enough of a shock, she discovers that she also has an Aunt she never knew as well as a brother and sister.

While she is delighted with the ideal of family, they see her as the one trying to steal what they believe to be their birthright.

Shortly on the heels of this news her best friend is kidnapped before her very eyes and Libby falls under suspicion for the crime.

Not to mention the fact that one of the men responsible for looking for her friend, a very handsome Coast Guard lieutenant could very well be the man her heart has always longed for.

If she doesn't find a way to prove her innocence in all of this she stands to lose it all before she's fully even come around to the ideal of it.

Meet the Author Colleen:

Best-selling author Colleen Coble's novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, ACFW Book of the Year, RWA’s RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers' Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.

Visit her website at Twitter @colleencoble.

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Enter Today - 8/3-8/23!

Colleen Coble Tidewater Inn Giveaway 

Hope you all are having great days and that you have an even better weekend!
Don't forget to enter my giveaway which is in the post below this one!!


*Note* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.

Tiny Prints Back To School Giveaway!!!

So it's back to school time for most people's children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews!! Getting ready to go back to school can be filled with headaches and some anxiety but Tiny Prints is here to help relieve that pressure with lots of helpful products to make this a smooth transition!
Going back to school season comes with various opportunities for trying out new products and getting better organized than we probably have been over this crazy summer! As well as many different needs for things that arise with school time!

Here is one of the cutest things you can order from Tiny Prints to tuck into your little ones lunch bag to remind them that even though they are away at school you are still always there and thinking of them! Below is just one of the cute designs you can choose from!

Another great thing they have that you can order to have on hand are Allergy Alert cards. If you have a child with allergies these cards can literally be a life saver, from handing them out to their teachers and lunch ladies to keeping them on hand for eating out and sending to friends houses.

These are just two of the great things Tiny Prints has to be offer! Don't be fooled into thinking its the only thing going for this awesome site though! They have everything from birthday cards to invitations, announcements, stationary, photo books, wall decor and the list goes on and on!

One of my personal very favorite things that you can order from them is their custom photo books and their canvas wall art! Not only do these make awesome gifts you will want them for your own home as well!

You can check out this link to see all of the different ways you can use this feature.

For anyone looking for back to school things, gifts or just any unique thing you can customize please do yourself a favor and check out Tiny Prints.

In honor of this campaign and back to school season I will be doing a Giveaway of a $50 promo code + free standard or USPS shipping to be used on the Tiny Prints site! Please note that some exclusions apply to the code.

All you need to do to enter for this contest is leave me a comment below as to what you would use your free $50 credit on as well as an email you can be reached at if you are the lucky winner! You can earn extra entries by following my blog and leaving an additional comment that you have done so. You can also gain an extra entry by following Tiny Prints on Facebook! Tiny Prints and letting me know in an additional comment that you have. Please note the bonus entries will be verified for follows. Winner will be chosen randomly and fairly.

You have until September 1st to get your entries in!

I hope that your back to school experiences have been happy ones filled with important memories!



~Over The Edge~ A Kincaid Brides Blog Tour

This book review is for the novel "Over the Edge" by Mary Connealy. It is the third book in 'The Kincaid Brides' Series.

One of the first things I really loved about this book is the cover. It has such a beautiful setting you can imagine yourself standing there right along with our two main characters.

For me, one of the biggest draw ins or immediate turn offs is the cover of a book. It seems like the story should matter more and while in the greatest sense it does matter more since that is, after all, why we read a book, the cover is such a huge part of it as well.

If I am browsing through a store looking for a new read that colorful cover that somehow speaks part of the story is what is going to draw me in enough to pick up the book and see what the actual story is about. And that right there is the crucial part for all writers, getting someone interested enough to even take a minute to see what your story is about.

Whoever designed this cover got it just right. So kudos to the designer and the smart people who picked it to represent Mary Connealy's story.

I had hoped that the cover was just the icing on the cake and that the story would match my deliciously romantic hopes for this novel and it did just that! Sometimes nothing is better than a captivating romance within the pages of a new book :) especially when it's got that new book smell! All you voracious readers know what I'm talking about ;)

I believe that Mary outdid herself with this book!

The Mrs. Callie Kincaid is a spitfire of a women if there ever was one. Add an infant son to protect and nourish and a wildcat appears if he is in anyway threatened. She is far more than Seth Kincaid ever bargained for, but is apparently exactly what he hitched his wagon to even if he can't remember doing the harness up.

Not remembering a wife with a temper like Callie could be the death of him if he doesn't beat himself up first.

She and their son are everything he needs in a life that has been riddled with pain, mistakes and running away but the last thing Seth wanted was for someone else to suffer from his many mistakes.

But even with Seth being willing to make amends and atone for said mistakes, Callie is in more of a shooting mood than a talking one. A good miracle is going to be needed to bring these two back together again.

ENTER Mary Connealy's "Over the Edge" Nook Color Giveaway and RSVP for 8/29 Facebook Party!
Enter Today - 8/9-8/29!

*Meet Mary*
Mary Connealy writes fun and lively "romantic comedy with cowboys" for the inspirational market. She is the author of the successful Lassoed in Texas, Montana Marriages, and Sophie's Daughters series, and her novel Calico Canyon was nominated for a Christy Award. She lives on a ranch in eastern Nebraska with her husband, Ivan, and has four grown daughters.

Visit her on her Web site

This book is so very well written it captivates you from the first page and you don't want to put it down for a second. I love this series and it just gets better with each book Mary writes!
I very highly recommend this series and particularly this book! Here is a link to buy your own copy of this awesome book! Buy the Book

Want to see what others thought of this book? Check out other reviews HERE

What are you guy's thoughts on covers for books? Is it important to you or do you pay no attention?

Hope your weeks are amazing!

*Note* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.


*Viva Vermont!*

This book review is for the novel "Viva Vermont! by Melody Carlson". This is the fourth book in the Carter House Girls series.

Book four and I am still loving this series!

After all the craziness of the past few months the Carter House girls are finally getting to go on a vacation and DJ thinks it is going to be one relaxing weekend of hitting the slopes.

What she doesn't know is a few of the other girls have much different party type plans up their sleeves.

The party quickly gets massively out of hand and DJ and a few of the other girls feel it it up to them to stop the madness.

One of the things I like about Melody's books is the fact that she always includes some kind of lesson weaved into the story. The series keeps you entertained and reading until the last page while still looking forward to the next book!

Pick it up and see for yourself!

Almost the weekend! Hope you are enjoying the start to yours!

*Note* I received a free copy of this book from Zondervan in exchange for a review. I am not required to post a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.

Love Finds You in Mackinac Island Michigan *A Blog Tour*

This book review is for the novel "Love Finds You In Mackinac Island Michigan" by Melanie Dobson.

Let me just start off by saying that I am a HUGE fan of the "Love Finds You" series which is published by Summerside Press.

The cover of this novel immediately drew me in and made me want to read the story, as it reminded me of one of my favorite movies, Anne of Green Gables. Any Anne fans out there like me??

Anyway, back to the subject at hand, I loved this book! It is such a great love story wrapped up in so much more! I loved the old feeling and the historical vibe of the story while it still maintained your interest in the goings on of the characters. And you could still somewhat relate to them. I was drawn into the story from the very first page and kept trying to guess what was up with the main male character.

I felt for Elena as her mother tried to force her toward THE eligible bachelor and you find yourself rooting for her to be able to break free from what feels like a prison. No one wants to marry someone that they don't love but it obviously happened many many times back in the days of this book setting.

Elena Bissette, has an adventurous streak to her. She is tired of the endless mind-numbing chit chat all of the matrons and socialites choose to engage in and longs to be able to go off an explore the beautiful island that she calls home for the season. However, Elena's mother has one thing on her mind and it isn't letting Elena run wild.
She has one very particular bachelor in her cross hairs and determines that Elena shall snag him and in doing so, shall secure the families place in society once again. With the family failing so drastically financially they look to Elena to save the family fortune and good name with a well placed match. Elena has plans of her own, which do not include being forced into a loveless marriage. She meets a handsome stranger and finds herself falling for him as they work together to solve an age old mystery. But could each of her two paths end up leading her to the same destination in the end?

Be sure to check out this awesome giveaway and follow the link to see what the other reviewers have to say about this great book!

Celebrate with Melanie by entering her Kindle Fire Giveaway!

Find out what the reviewers are saying here!

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • Signed copies of Melanie’s Love Find You books: Love Finds you in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa, Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa, and Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana.
But hurry, the giveaway ends on 8/4/12. The winner will be announced on 8/6/12 at Melanie's blog!

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I think this book has it all! Romance, intrigue, amazing character portrayal and whatever it is that makes great books keep you turning the pages long after it should have been lights out!

Highly recommended by me with much praise for Melanie Dobson! 5 stars!

Hope you all are having relaxing and fun weekends!

*Note* I received a copy of this book in exchange for my review. I am not required to write a positive review. Any opinions expressed are my own and they are sincere.