Perfect Love vs. Anxiety

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If you love someone, you wouldn’t dream of hurting them right?

God loves us with a Perfect Love. We can trust Him to handle all of our cares. We no longer need to be a slave to fear – and anxiety is a form of fear. We also no longer need to be filled with guilt or shame either. Why? Because God loves us with a Love so Perfect that if we truly believe in Him and His Word, He will sustain us through the scariest of times.

Trust in what He has done for you on the Cross. Then rest in the fact that you have been made perfect in Love and no longer have any reason to fear.

Whisper and Hunter

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Whisper- A Pete Zendel Christian Romantic Suspense Series Novel (The Pete Zendel Series)Whisper- A Pete Zendel Christian Romantic Suspense Series Novel by Joy Ohagwu
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Joy Ohagwu is a “new to me author”. Until recently I have not had the privilege of reading any of her books. And that is a shame because I had no idea what I was missing out on.

What I loved most about two of her books, Whisper and Hunter, is that on almost every page, Christianity is boldly present. Not just a mention of Christ here, a Scripture dropped there, or a few words of a prayer sprinkled throughout. No. They are present and organically relevant to the main characters and the storyline.

The main characters are Christian, but just like real Christians, they are not perfect. They struggle with the same issues that everyone else does. Unmet expectations, broken dreams, grief, loss and, unfortunately, the consequences of mistakes made when we are in the midst of those emotions.

The characters are likeable and relatable, the chapter hooks are engaging and the content is strong with believable and plausible situations.

This is not one of those books where you’ll have to guess whether its Christian fiction. The Light of Christ shines from the pages while still pulling you into the story and leaving you wanting more.

My Goodreads rating for this novel is five stars and my Fiction With Faith Candle and Bread rating for this book is also five stars. The goodness of God, the Light of the Christian faith, and spiritual nourishment are tastefully abundant in these novels.

Joy Ohagwu is an amazing storyteller. And she just found herself a new fan.

Whisper- A Pete Zendel Christian Romantic Suspense Series Novel

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The Deepest Waters

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The Deepest WatersThe Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Based on a true story, Dan Walsh’s award-winning novel, The Deepest Waters was inspired by true events that happened in September 1857.

The story is centered around three people. John and Laura Foster, and Micah, a slave aboard the rescue ship, the Cutlass.

The Foster’s are newlyweds who decide to set sail for a surprise visit to John’s family in New York. However, a violent change in the weather changes everything. John and Laura are heartbreakingly separated when a much smaller ship arrives with only enough room to rescue the women and children.

Micah is a slave aboard that ship, and he and Mrs. Foster form a friendship that changes both of their lives forever.

My Goodreads rating for this novel is five stars and my Candle and Bread rating for this book is also five stars. Dan Walsh weaved the goodness of God, the Light of the Christian faith, and storytelling seamlessly throughout this novel while also leaving the reader with plenty of spiritual nourishment to chew on long after the last page is turned.

The Deepest Waters

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WIP

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WIP is a writing-related acronym used by many authors to describe their work in progress, generally referring to any of their current yet unpublished writings.

WIP’s can be fun. But they can also quickly become aggravating and annoying. But there is nothing like typing “THE END” at the end of a writing project.

Are you thinking about starting a new novel? Or are in you in the process of your WIP already? Tell us what you’re currently working on and the status below in the comments!


Upcoming Release: Beauty In Hiding

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Beauty in Hiding (Beauty in Flight Book 2) by [Patchen, Robin]

Book 2 in the Beauty in Flight series: 

Harper’s second chance at life will become a second stint in prison if anyone connects those two dead men to her. 

Nutfield, New Hampshire, is as good a place as any to hide from the murderer Harper left behind in Maryland. All she has to do is lie low and make enough money to keep herself and Red alive until she can figure out who her enemies are. 

Jack Rossi isn’t sure what to make of his beautiful new tenant and her confused grandfather. Something’s not right, but the love he sees between them and the care she takes of the old man convinces Jack they’re trustworthy. As drawn as he is to Harper, she’s his tenant, so she’s off limits.

Derrick, Harper’s ex-boyfriend and Red’s grandson, needs to find his grandfather and get his hands on the old man’s money before Derrick ends up with a bullet in the skull. And when he gets his hands on Harper, she’ll be sorry for what she’s put him through.  

Harper and Jack grow closer, but so do her enemies. If Harper can’t trust Jack with the truth, she may lose more than just this glimpse of true love. She may lose her freedom—or her life. 

Don’t miss Beauty in Hiding, Book 2 in the Beauty in Flight series. Download it today. 

If you like the Beauty in Flight series, you might also like the Hidden Truth series, the first stories that take place in Nutfield, New Hampshire, and the Amanda series. 

THE HIDDEN TRUTH SERIES: 

  • Convenient Lies
  • Twisted Lies
  • Generous Lies
  • Innocent Lies

THE AMANDA SERIES

  • Chasing Amanda
  • Finding Amanda

The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides Collection: 7 Historical Romances Are a Beacon of Hope to Weary Hearts

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The Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides Collection: 7 Historical Romances Are a Beacon of Hope to Weary Hearts  -     By: Lena Nelson Dooley, Rebecca Jepson, Carrie Fancett Pagels, Candice Sue Patterson & 3 Others

Travel to America’s inland seas, where beacons of light illuminate paths to romance! Set between 1883 and 1911, seven historical novellas take you to the Great Lakes, where men and women battle the elements to keep the lighthouse lamps burning bright. Their sacrifice ensures sailors’ safety, but can they find an antidote to their loneliness? 446 pages, softcover from Barbour.

Click to get your copy of The Great Lakes Lighthouse BRIDES Collection!

Beauty In Flight

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Her beauty once opened doors, but the felony conviction slams them shut.

​Harper Cloud used to love the gilded glamour of Las Vegas, but on the far side of prison, she sees the cracks in the veneer. These days, she keeps her head down and focuses on the elderly patients in her care. Even her new wealthy east-coast boyfriend, Derrick, can’t entice her away. She’s trusted men before, and look where that got her. 

She tries to brush off the feeling that she’s being watched. But when she’s followed home one night and her pursuer gets within a hair’s breadth of grabbing her, she knows it’s time to get away from Las Vegas. 

Maybe Derrick can be trusted. Maybe his job offer—to care for his aging grandfather in Maryland—will be the second chance she needs. 

But Derrick has secrets of his own, secrets that could take him down–and take Harper with him.

Can there be a second chance for someone like her? 

Buy Beauty in Flight today, Book 1 in a 3-book-series that’ll keep you guessing until the very end.

Because You’re Mine

If you’re a fan of romantic suspense author, Colleen Coble, she has a new book, Because You’re Mine releasing January 10, 2017. And if you’re a fan of the Irish music group Celtic Woman, you’ll also be a fan of this upcoming release. To read more about how this novel was inspired by the all-woman music group, click here.

because-youre-mineAlanna has been plagued by tragedy. So it should come as no surprise that in the beauty that surrounds Charleston, all is not as it seems.

When her husband is killed by a car bomb while their band is on tour in Charleston, Alanna doesn’t know where to turn. Her father-in-law is threatening to take custody of the baby she carries, but the one thing she knows for sure is that she can’t lose the last piece of Liam she has left.

Their manager offers her a marriage of convenience to gain her U.S. citizenship and allow her to escape her father-in-law’s control. It seems like the perfect solution . . . but her doubts begin almost as soon as she arrives at Barry’s family home, a decaying mansion surrounded by swamp.

To make matters worse, Liam’s best friend survived the car bomb. She’s never really liked Jesse and now she can’t seem to get away from him. When he takes Liam’s place in their band, it’s almost more than she can bear.

But then things start happening. Things that could easily cost Alanna her life—or the life of her unborn child. Are they merely coincidences? Or is there something much more sinister at work?

– Kara Hunt

O Holy Night

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One of my favorite Christmas carol’s of all time is O Come, All Ye Faithful. Worshiping our Savior with lyrics and songs of exultation, adoration and joy, what an honor! O Holy Night is also a favorite, and David Phelps is able to capture the Divine-ness of that night with music and song like none other. Be blessed.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!