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COTT: Vote for Ideal Curl Up in Front of a Fire Read!

Posted by Julie on November 30, 2016 in COTT, encouragement, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini, Writing |
It’s the end of our CLASH year, and we’ve lined up some awesome holiday reading (and gift ideas!) for this month’s Clash of the Titles.
Vote for your Ideal curl up in front of a fire read!

Scroll through these releases and cast your vote for your perfect idea of a next read.

It’s a tough choice, but it’s up to you to determine our Clash Champion!
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Risking Love
Brenda S. Anderson

A play-it-safe bank employee falls for a down-on-his-luck, risk-taking widower.
Can she risk loving a man whose home she may have to take away?
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An Unexpected Role
Leslea Wahl

Josie’s island getaway becomes the summer of her dreams as friendships grow,
romance blossoms and a series of thefts surround her with excitement. But as
she sets out to solve the mystery she has become entangled in, she not only
realizes the importance of relying on her faith but along the way also
discovers her true self.
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Forest Child
Heather Day Gilbert

Historically based on the Icelandic Sagas, Forest Child brings the memorable,
conflicted persona of Freydis Eiriksdottir to life and is Book Two in the
bestselling Vikings of the New World Saga.
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Can’t Help Falling
Kara Isaac

A funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a wardrobe, and a
mysterious tea cup bring two C.S. Lewis fans together in a snowy and
picturesque Oxford, England.
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The Cautious Maiden
Dawn Crandall

In an effort to salvage her good name, Violet is forced into an engagement with
a taciturn acquaintance; Vance Everstone. With danger stalking her and a new
fiance who hides both his emotion and his past, Violet must decide who to trust
and who to leave behind.





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The Thorn Healer
Pepper D. Basham
A wounded nurse battles resentment against a German prisoner as the two work together to save an Appalachian town from deception and disease in the wake of World War 1.

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COTT: Vote for Your Favorite Summer Read

Posted by Julie on June 22, 2015 in encouragement, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini |

 

 
Looking for some awesome take-me-away Summer Reading?
Check out these new releases and I dare you to tell me which one you’d put on the top of your reading list. We offer contemporary and historical romance, a little fantasy, danger, mystery, suspense!
Vote for your next most likely read, and leave the author a word of encouragement, then share with your friends.

Scroll down, vote in the survey box, and come back next week for the Reveal!

 

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Fantasy
Rachel A. James
To unite the kingdoms and bring peace, Princess Alena must enter into a royal marital alliance, but when the handsome physician, Sherwin, befalls her, matters become complicated. Torn between obligations to her young son and country, she faces a difficult decision, will Alena obey the king’s orders, or choose to follow her heart?
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Romance
Jennifer Rodewald
Friendship, love, and then betrayal…for Jamie Carson one thing becomes clear: Andrew needs a savior, and she cannot be it. Will Andrew allow the hand of grace to redeem his legacy of addiction, or will he and Jamie remain the casualties of heartbreak?
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Suspense
Heather Day Gilbert
Tess Spencer loves her low-key job at the Crystal Mountain Spa, which allows her plenty of down-time with her one-year old daughter and lawyer husband, Thomas. But when a pool installation turns up eight skeletons in the spa’s back yard, Tess becomes entangled in a sleuthing job destined to go awry…even as she sifts through layers of deceit, Tess realizes too late that a serial killer’s sights have zeroed in on her.
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Contemporary Romance
Amanda Cabot
Marisa St. George has lost her dream job and come home to manage the struggling Rainbow’s End resort in the small Texas town where she grew up. The only silver lining is Blake Kendall, a new guest who is making her believe in love at first sight. But is he really who she thinks he is?
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Historical Romance
Sarah Loudin Thomas
When family tragedy derails Henry Phillips’s college studies, he consoles himself with his fiddle and the family farm. His grandmother’s helper, Margaret Hoffman, is always around, ready to push his buttons, and it seems she doesn’t care about his troubles. But Margaret has her own problems. Henry and Margaret soon find themselves relying on each other as they face potential loss and find healing in the most surprising places.
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COTT: Vote for Your Favorite Read!

Posted by Julie on July 28, 2014 in Book Review, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini |

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It’s a NEW CLASH!
The best of summer reading – all in one list for you here. Find a New Author to love…I have.

I’ll apologize in advance…I could not cut anyone from the list, so we have MEGA LIST this month.
You’ll see what I mean: everything from spies, cloak and dagger to medieval to early Americana. Whew!

 

The QUESTION ALWAYS IS:

Based on the covers and short descriptions below, WHICH BOOK would be next on your To Be Read Pile? Use the voting poll below to enter your choice.

Happy VOTING… You have through MONDAY JULY 28, MIDNIGHT CST, and be sure to leave a word of encouragement for these authors.
I’ll be back on the 29th for REVEAL DAY
The Midwife
Jolina Petersheim
Past and present collide when a young woman named Amelia arrivesin the sweeping countryside bearing secrets of her own. As Amelia’s due datedraws near, Rhoda must face her regrets and those she left behind in order forthe healing power of love and forgiveness to set them all free.
Miranda Warning
Heather Day Gilbert
 
Child of the Appalachian mountains, Tess Spencer has experienced more than her share of heartache–the Glock-wielding, knife-carrying housewife knows how to survive whatever life throws at her. But when an anonymous warning note shows up in best friend Miranda’s mailbox–a note written in a dead woman’s handwriting–Tess quickly discovers that ghosts are alive and well in Buckneck, West Virginia; Tess must scramble to find a decades-old killer, before she is the next victim.
 
 
Blind Trust
Sandra Orchard
Kate Adams had no idea she was carrying counterfeit money,and she can’t believe that it came from her sweet neighbor or that it lands herin the middle of another one of Detective Tom Parker’s investigations. Asfamily secrets come to light, her world–and her budding romance with Tom–beginto crumble—and it’s clear that she won’t be safe until she uncovers all of PortAster’s secrets.
Jackal
Heather Gray
Rupert is a man used to hiding in the shadows of life in order to stay alive. Then Juliana and her sisters crash into his world with secrets of their own, and he realizes it’s time to step out of the darkness.
Moon Over Maalaea Bay
HL Wegley
In an instant the Maui honeymoon of Lee’s dreams morphs into a nightmare when Jennifer disappears on their wedding night, and now everyone seems to want this young NSA research scientist. The US government wants her because she’s a huge security problem, the trafficking syndicate she destroyed for revenge, a Middle-Easter prince for what she looks like, foreign agents for what she knows, and Lee just wants his bride back.
A Place in His Heart
Rebecca DeMarino
Anglican Mary Langton longs for truelove, but Puritan Barnabas Horton still grieves the loss of his beloved Annwhen the maiden marries the baker with two young boys. She could cross andocean, but could she reach the secret places of her husband’s heart?
Lady of Eve
Tamara Leigh
The last thing Lady Graeye Charwyck wants is to live out herlife in a convent. When an opportunity presents that will allow her to avoidprofessing herself a nun, she impulsively gives herself to the sin–only toanswer to her family’s greatest enemy, Baron Gilbert Balmaine.

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