Friday, July 29, 2022

Promise of the Heat by Susan Berry

Inside the Book

Author: Susan Berry
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 203
Genre: Clean Romance

Book Blurb:

After a distasteful first meeting, and a rocky start to their romance, Maggie Kinsley has
been happily married to Desmond for the last eleven months. And although she was often alone when he traveled for business, she rather enjoyed how he passionately greeted her when returning home.

So when he received a letter naming him as executor of a property that belonged to a deceased family friend and had to leave for a few weeks, Maggie should have been content as she kissed him goodbye. But there was something about the whole thing that made her uneasy. Why was Desmond so evasive with her when she asked him about the previous owner. And why had he insisted she not tell anyone of his plans to stay on the property. Maggie soon found the answers to her questions were more than just a woman’s intuition, but rather something that not even her wildest, darkest fears could have foreseen.

“I so enjoyed the long awaited final book to the trilogy the author so lovingly created. Maggie’s story has a wonderful ending and she’ll be in my heart and mind for a long time.” – Amazon

Book Information


Meet the Author

Since Susan Berry was a young girl, she loved to write. Her imagination was filled with stories that she couldn’t write down fast enough. But it wasn’t until her grandmother had given her a Harlequin romance novel to occupy her time on a long, boring car ride, that she fell in love with reading romance. The excitement of the characters first meeting, and the dance of the heart that followed, left Susan frantically turning pages. From that day on, Susan spent her free time with her beloved grandmother, reading the latest novels they’d retrieved from a used book store, or the local second hand shop. That reading eventually turned into the writing of her own romance novels. Novels filled with characters who have not yet found love, but eventually find a way to overcome romantic troubles with humor, wit, and the consumption of lots and lots of chocolate.

Susan’s latest book is the clean romance suspense, Promise of the Heart.

You can visit her website at   or connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.


I was so excited to get Promise of the Heart by Susan Berry.  I had never read any of her books: Dance of the Heart and The Reluctant Heart in her Moments of the Heart series.  However, I didn't feel like I'd missed out on anything when I realized it was as book 3. I wasn't disappointed.  It was a book that was hard to put down. I just wanted to keep reading. A clean romance which makes it an excellent read for me.  As always there was the good guy and the bad guy.  I loved the twist and turns that where in the book. Seeing where it would lead Maggie. Two thumbs up  πŸ‘πŸ‘ I'd give it more but only have two thumbs.  😍 Loved it.  If you want a easy but page turning book then try Promise of the Heart.  

Monday, June 20, 2022

Wild Creatures In My Neighborhood and What if I Went to the Circus by: Cheryl Carpinello

About the Books:

Title: Grandma and Grandpa’s Tales Books 1 - 6

Author: Cheryl Carpinello
Publisher: Silver Quill Publishing
Genre: Children’s Picture Books (Ages 4 – 8)


Grandma and Grandpa’s Tales books 1-3 encourage early readers with fun stories
incorporating difference aspects of nature. Book 1, Wild Creatures In My
Neighborhood and What if I Went to the Circus, explores the wildlife around
neighborhoods and introduces decision-making. Book 2, Singers of Songs and The Not
Too Stubborn Humpback, explores a common, but not so common insect, and lets
readers see that being stubborn isn’t always good. Book 3, Vampires in the Backyard
and A Fish Tale, introduces readers to an extended metaphor and lets them decide if
the fish story is real.

I was able to review a pdf copy of Grandma's Tales Book 1: Wild Creatures in My Neighborhood and What if I Went to the Circus.  This book would be a very good read for early readers.  The story was fun and I was able to make connections with Wild Creatures in My Neighborhood as here just the other day we were driving past a golf course in town and there in the middle of the course stood three deer eating grass as if they belonged there.  I live in a fair size town 50,000 +.  We have a river that runs through our town and on the other side of the dyck where the golf course is the river.  Also I've woken on a summer night to skunk smell outside my bedroom window.  We have had raccoon in our yard as well.  My husband has also spotted an owl in the tree outside our house too.  The story What if I Went to the Circus is a cute tale on animals Jackson brought home from the circus, but in the end he decides that maybe his sister would be a better playmate choice.  Both these books were so adorable.  I can't wait to share them with my own Grandson soon. 

Book Information

Release Date: Grandma’s Tales #1 (2016), Grandma’s Tales #2 (2018), Grandma’s Tales #3 (2021), Grandpa’s Tales #1 (2016), Grandpa’s Tales #2 (2018), Grandpa’s Tales #3 (2021)

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About the Author      

Cheryl Carpinello taught high school English for 25 years. During that time, she worked with
numerous students who didn’t like to read for a variety of reasons. However, she discovered that
even the most reluctant readers became engaged in the classroom and in reading when she
introduced units on King Arthur and the works of ancient world writers. Upon retiring, she set
out to write fast-paced, action-filled stories in these setting to encourage young readers to read
more. Her success with readers aged 8-16 led her to reach out to the youngest of readers and
those readers just starting out. Revising stories she had written for her own children, she
created Grandma/Grandpa’s Tales for ages 4-7.  Her four grandchildren's conversations
created the stories in Book 3 of this series.
Visit her on Twitter and Facebook.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Sharing God's Big Love with Little Lives by Jean Thomason with Giveaway

ABOUT The author and book: SHARING GOD'S BIG LOVE... In this eagerly anticipated guide for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of little ones, Jean Thomason, known as the lively Miss PattyCake character, shares her insights gleaned from more than twenty years in children's ministry. Sharing God's Big Love with Little Lives will affirm that God has put a child or children in your life on purpose. Using Scripture, humorous anecdotes, and insightful research, Jean equips you with fresh ideas and enthusiastic encouragement to help guide your kids as they grow into all God has created them to be. This book is a spiritual toolkit you can refer to again and again.

 Sharing God’s Big Love with Little Lives will equip readers with the skills necessary to be the parents and grandparents their kids need, so they can grow to be all God has created them to be.

“This is a terrific message from a trusted source. Families will be encouraged, instructed, and empowered”! - Max Lucado, Pastor and Best-Selling Author

I know of no one with a greater understanding of how to reach the hearts of little ones than Jean. She embraces this as a high calling and the fruit she has to share will enrich your life.” - Sheila Walsh, Author, Recording Artist, Speaker (Women of Faith)

    What a beautiful guide to help parents, grandparents, and those involved in shaping little lives to be all God has created them to be.  This book is an awesome tool to have right at your fingertips.  This is one resource I'm sure you'll refer to again and again. 

Video of Jean discussing book: LINK
Download first chapter of book: LINK

Click here to ORDER your copy. 

Audiobook of "Sharing God's Big Love with Little Lives". 

 Leave a comment below for me if you'd like to be entered in this giveaway.  Be sure to leave an email so I can get in touch with you if you are the winner.  I will draw a winner on Saturday, May 28th. 


Many thanks to Jean Thomason for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinionsare 100% my own and NOT influenced my monetary compensation.


Monday, April 18, 2022

new Movie: Family Camp coming to theater May 13th

I watched the movie trailer and I'm so excited to see this movie. 

Short Synopsis: 
When their pastor encourages the congregation to sign-up for a week away at family camp, Grace believes she’s found the perfect cure for her imperfect clan—even if they’d all rather be anywhere but at rustic Camp Katokwah. The first feature film from The Skit Guys, FAMILY CAMP is a laugh-out-loud comedy that will touch the hearts and tickle the funny bones of every family member from eight to eighty.

For more information about this movie visit their website here

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

When We Last Spoke movie with giveaway


When We Last Spoke is a movie based on a book by Marci Henna.  It is is a heartwarming story of faith, family, and forgiveness.  It recently won award(s) at the Crown Awards at the National Religious Broadcasters 2021 Christian Media Convention for: best picture, best narrative, and best supporting actor just to name a few. Some of the cast include:  Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie), Cloris Leachman, and Corbin Bernsen.  

I so totally enjoyed this movie.  Juliette and  Evangeline will keep you laughing and bring you to tears.  There are ups and downs in every family and these two sisters are no different.  They quickly find themselves having to adjust to family life with grandparents and their father is deployed to Vietnam and their mother farms them off to grandparents.  Together they learn to overcome uncertainty and heartbreak.    

It is an excellent movie for the whole family to watch.  It has humor, battles won (triumphs) and upsets (heartbreaks). This is a movie that you'll want to watch over and over again. 

You may watch the film on Amazon Prime or visit our website to find all the ways to view this
powerful movie with the whole family.  

Giveaway: One digital code to watch When We Last Spoke. This giveaway is limited to US bloggers only.  Be sure to leave a comment with a way for me to contact you if you want to enter the giveaway.  I will draw a winner on Thurs. Aug. 19th. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Coming to Thearters Fall 2021

I can't wait to see this movie.  I have seen the other God's Not Dead movies and loved them.

New Movie - God's Not Dead: We The People! 


 Short Synopsis: In the words of Ronald Reagan, “Freedom is a fragile thing”. Individual freedoms and liberties are at the center of this passionate and emotional story, and it runs from the heart of the country to the corridors of Washington. Who will decide what a child needs to know for generations to come? Will God be left behind?



My Brother's Keeper



MY BROTHER’S KEEPER shares the story of returning war veteran SFC Travis Fox (TC Stallings) who has one more battle to fight - PTSD. Fox and his best friend SFC Ron “Preach” Pearcy (Joey Lawrence) are in their 6th combat deployment when Preach and his entire Ranger platoon are killed in a deadly improvised explosive device attack. Travis returns to his hometown to settle the affairs of his parents who had passed away years before. In searching for answers about his parents, he also discovers a new obstacle in PTSD. He finds support from church counselor, Tiffany Robertson (Keshia Knight-Pulliam) and slowly begins to rediscover his faith in God, until he discovers a secret. Travis uncovers a secret hidden by his best friend Donnie Berry (Robert Ri’chard) that threatens his new-found faith, restores his guilt, and causes him to consider the unthinkable.

MY BROTHER’S KEEPER was directed by Kevan Otto (A QUESTION OF FAITH, FORGIVEN) and written by US Army Veteran Ty Manns (A QUESTION OF FAITH, THE 5TH QUARTER). The film stars TC Stallings (WAR ROOM, A QUESTION OF FAITH), Joey Lawrence (Melissa & Joey, Blossom, Ha-waii Five-0), Robert Ri’chard (COACH CARTER, Empire), and Keshia Knight Pulliam (The Cosby Show).

This movie was very moving.  Travis is suffering from PTSD.  Heads back home to accompany a friend's body and finds an other friend involved in illegal things.  This movie is rated PG-13 and I would say if younger children do watch this there may be a few scenes that Travis has a gun held to his head.  The scenes are @ 1) 29:00-29:30,  2) 1:10:25-1:10:40, 3) 1:12:00-1:12:11.  All and all this is an excellent movie. 


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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Eggstravaganza with Miss. PattyCake


Just in time for Easter.  Check it out.  Miss. PattyCake has a new Resurrection package.  Wow!  So much energy in this video.  This video features 9 Easter songs.  They tell the truth of Easter in rhyming fun lyrics.  We must get God's truth into their hearts while they are still young.  Watching this video and using the companion book is a wonderful start.  The activity book is full of fun worksheets, games and coloring activities.  These activities will teach your child new skills, as well as help them use their creativity laying a Biblical foundation in your child's life.  The age group this is geared toward is toddlers to 2nd grade.  Full of Biblical Truths and Bible verses using activities and songs.  Along with 2 bonus pages of Easter celebration ideas to use.  This bundle has hours of fun with a lifetime of benefits for young lives.  What better way to learn then through rhyme, songs and scripture verses.  


Check out this NEW Miss PattyCake bundle for a FUN, musical, age-appropriate
telling of the Easter story. Don’t have a DVD player? Check out Miss PattyCake’s streaming channel
for all her content.


I have  giveaway link offer to one of my readers. A free digital download of the Coloring & Activity Book and exclusive link to the video (online-only).  Leave a way for me you contact you in a comment.  I'll draw a winner for this giveaway on Friday, March 19th.  

Disclosure: Many thanks to Miss PattyCake for providing this product/product information for review.  Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.