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COTT: The Rancher Takes a Cook by Misty M. Beller

Posted by Julie on August 17, 2015 in Guest blogger, Julie Arduini |

Julie’s note:
Congrats to Nicole for winning the Apologetics Study Bible for students!

A delightful transport through time, The Rancher Takes a Cook
brings history to life with realistic characters, a colorful setting,
and comfort food that teases your appetite!
~ Melody Carlson,
author of 200+ books

About the book:

When their South Carolina home burns to the ground, Anna Stewart’s only
choice is to move with her younger brother to the wilds of a Texas ranch.

Their prospects are beginning to look better, until the rancher’s son,
Jacob O’Brien, shows up with his alarmingly blue eyes to put a kink in
Anna’s well-controlled plans.

When danger escalates in the form of a band of cattle thieves with deadly
intent, can Anna learn to release control to God’s capable hands…and those
of the blue-eyed cowboy who’s stolen her heart?

PURCHASE

 

About the author, Misty M. Beller:Misty M. Beller was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her
Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they
continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and two daughters now add
another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for
Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels
that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives
of her characters.You can find her on her website, reader blog, marketing blog for authors, Goodreads, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Or check out her
books The Lady and the
Mountain Man
, The Lady
and the Mountain Doctor
, or The
Lady and the Mountain Fire
. Or her latest book, The Rancher Takes a Cook.

Misty’s favorite Scripture and prayer for readers:

For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray
for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will
in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the
Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing
in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to His
glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy.
(NKJV)

 

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Attention Readers…

Posted by Julie on August 6, 2015 in About Me, Book Review, encouragement, Julie Arduini |

One of my favorite parts of being an author is connecting with readers. I consider myself a reader first so it’s fun to chat and relate with others.

That’s why I’m excited to announce that the authors from Write Integrity Press and Pix n Pens now have a group page on Goodreads!

Poem still life with books and pink tulips

Poem still life with books and pink tulips

We’re just getting started but go on over and join the group. We have a bunch of questions that we look forward to answering with you. From romance to suspense and everything in between, we think you’ll have fun sharing your thoughts.

You’ll also get to meet the team of authors that are like family. I love that we are FOR each other and not in competition. These are great ladies so don’t be shy. Get to know us!

To join Books for Life group page, click HERE.

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Book Review: Lily by B.J. Bassett

Posted by Julie on February 28, 2014 in Book Review, encouragement, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender |

Book Description

California, 1900—Nestled in the foothills of the northern California coast, the town of Laurel Springs is home to high-spirited Lily Blair, the daughter of Rev. William Blair. Lily delights in being spoiled by her grandmother and father, and even though she lost her mother to childbirth, she glories in life itself and continuously pushes the bounds of propriety.

Having her every whim indulged as a child leads to a tough road as an adult. Lily falls in love with James Conti and wants to marry him, but James heads off to fight in the Great War, leaving Lily alone and heartbroken. When her father wants to send her off to boarding school, Lily makes yet another rash decision and marries a man she does not love.

In the ensuing years, Lily endures hardship and loss, a sharp detour from the pampered existence she once enjoyed. Yet as Lily struggles to cope with these unexpected changes, she discovers just how powerful God’s love and forgiveness can be. But will it be enough to get her through the darkest days yet to come? 

Full of vivid historical detail, Lily is an emotional coming-of-age story that celebrates the strength of the human spirit.

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I was intrigued by Lily immediately because B.J. Bassett did something that is considered a risk when writing a heroine: she created a character that is hard to like. Thing is, right away we understand why Lily acts the way she does, she gets away with it for good reason from her Father. And although Lily’s choices had me shocked more than once throughout the book, I kept reading.

Why?

Because I couldn’t stand not knowing if things were going to change in her life.

B.J. painted a hard but necessary story against a beautiful historical backdrop to show how deep redemption flows. You name it, and Lily either considered it, or did it. But a lot of her choices made her do a little thinking, and she has compassion for others. Not everyone, but it’s there.

And just when you think all hope is lost, Lily sees the light.

I’m not giving more than that, because I want you to read it. The story flows at a good pace and I found the characters well-developed. I especially enjoyed James.

There are a couple words that readers might find offensive, but I believe they were put there to show the desperation of the people and their circumstances. Because bottom line, Lily is surrounded by Biblical truth, and redemption through Christ is clearly offered.

I think this is a great story for anyone who loves historicals, romance, and especially anyone who feels their choices makes them too lost or far gone for forgiveness.

To purchase Lily, click here.

I received Lily from the author in exchange for an honest review.



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