Day 2 Giveaway for Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund !

Well its day 2 of the giveaway and I am looking  forward to seeing how many come to join today !   So please stop by and take my poll and leave me a comment to enter the giveaway !  The winner will be drawn on the Morning of October 5th… Hope to see you today !

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Giveaway ! Signed copy of Rebellious Heart !

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At Midnight we are starting the  giveaway  for a Signed by the Author Copy of Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund.  Would you like to win, just answer the poll and leave a comment to  enter !  One person will be getting this awesome book… Please answer the poll below and leave a comment as to what book was your favorite one.  If you have not read any of Jodys books yet, please tell us this  and why you like historical fiction. You must leave a comment  between Sept 27th 12 am  and Oct 5th at 12:00 am in order to be entered into the giveaway .  One winner will be chosen at Random to win Rebellious Heart !  This giveaway ends on  October 5th.  The winner will be announced Saturday October 5th !

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Giveaway of Unplugged by Melody Carlson on Diana’s Tea Time Reviews

Please pay a visit to my friend Diana’s Blog to read her review and join her giveaway of Unplugged by Melody Carlson and Own It by  Michael and Hayley DiMarco.

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Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund

 

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I  just love this story !  So full of action, supsense and so alive with history…  Jody’s ability to draw you into the time period and accounts of the way things were done back then, just makes everything come so alive and real to you .  It is a wonderful love story and a suspense filled mystery all at the same time !  If you love historical fiction and or a good mystery, you will love this book.   It touches on subjects that were as prevalant today as they were yesterday .  I have read that with each novel Jody has gotten better in her writing and I guess I got to read the best first…. but that will only make me want to go and read her other novels, as each is a wonderful story with topics that need to be spoken of and shared.  Thank you Jody for allowing me to read and promote your book.

I recieved this book from Jody Hedlund  free as a book influencer  , although not a book reviewer and I am so glad she gave me a chance influence for her but I had to come and give my honest review of her book Rebellious Heart… it is so wonderful !

 

Giveaway ! Signed copy of Rebellious Heart !

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 Starting on Sept 27th I will be doing a giveaway  for a Signed by the Author Copy of Rebellious Heart by Jody Hedlund.  Would you like to win, just come back here on Sept 27th to  enter !  One person will be getting this awesome book… Please answer the poll below and leave a comment as to what book was your favorite one.  If you have not read any of Jodys books yet, please tell us this  and why you like historical fiction. You must leave a comment  between Sept 27th 12 am  and Oct 5th at 12:00 am in order to be entered into the giveaway .  One winner will be chosen at Random to win Rebellious Heart !  This giveaway ends on  October 5th.

Jody Hedlund

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When I first heard of Jody, I was joining giveaways, hoping to win one of her books, as she was a new to me.  Perhaps not to many of you , but to me she was a new christian historical fiction author .   I won her book   The Preachers Bride and later won Unending Devotion.  I am still striving to get a copy of The Doctors Lady and The Noble Groom.  Yes, I am hooked….smile  Hooked on the accurate historical basis of her books and love her gifted way of sharing history and faith in stories she writes.

What really impressed me the most about Jody is an author interview I listened to with Shelley Hitz , where Jody said she was a wife and  Homeschooling Mom !  My thoughts went from learning about an author to Wow, she is just like me !  Well, its evident that she has the scheduling things more down pat then me…  But it was then that I realized that someday I too could write what has been on my heart , things the Lord has allowed me to go through by His Grace and I realized I am not alone in wanting to write and homeschool my children…  Jody, I cannot begin to tell you how much that interview meant to me…

Another thing that impressed me is that Jody writes into her books , issues we are seeing dealt with today.  ie. Human Trafficking   and other things.  I really admire her strength to tackle such things and promote right and godly ways in her book Unending Devotion.

Jody has written sever books, including The Preachers Bride , The Doctors Lady, Unending Devotion, The Noble Groom and now her newest book ” Rebellious Heart ” being released Sept 15th.  On Sept 27th, I will be hosting a giveaway for a signed copy of Jody’s New Book ” Rebellious Heart ” !

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I would suggest highly that you connect with Jody at the following via her website and social media sites below !

Return to Shirley Plantation by Carrie Fancett Pagels

 

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~ Return to Shirley Plantation by Carrie Fancett Pagels ~

I thought that when I set out to read a Civil War novella that I wouldn’t get into them, as I am not a war type person, but I love history and historical fiction. I just love the Heroin Angelina and her love for others, for family and for those she is loyal to work for, as well as her care for those wounded. As I came to the end of this story I was so wanting another book to read that continued on and on and on… Does it have to end ? I think I may reread it ! I feel that Murray Pura did well in choosing Carrie Fancett Pagels to write this novella for the Civil War Series… I have not been disappointed one bit with any of the authors he has chosen. I had to keep the tissues handy for this one at times. It is full of love, suspense and so much detail to its historical content and you can feel and see the scenes as you are reading them. This is one Civil War novella you will not want to miss ! Awesome ! Carrie, just awesome !
~ I was given this novella for my honest review from The Book Club Network.www.bookfun.org and also won a copy in a giveaway from Carrie herself.

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Olivia’s Wedding by Joy Ross Davis

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Do I have to wake up ? I just loved this novella by Joy Ross Davis. It is so awesomely different. Historical, Fantasy , Romantic and heart touching. you will want to keep tissues handy. I sort of felt like I was raptured straight into heaven to spend eternity in heavenly bliss. It is a great thing to know that once we enter in our lives will be changed and that there is no more pain and suffering.Awesome novella !  Was it really a Dream ?

Worship Walk

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Worship Walk by Gareth J. Goossen

On TCBN I was blessed to be able to read and review Gareth J. Goossens   book “Worship Walk: where worship and life intersect ”   It is a wonderful book about praising God in all we do and seeing God in all things he created.  It is a book for every Christian not just for the worship leader.  How we need to focus on God .  And how Worship is not about us.  Worship and entertainment are not synonymous. Worship is for God, not us to be entertained.  And that we need not fight between the brethren as to how it is done… I think he is right… IMHO too much of church music has become our entertainment and is not true worship of God, but a show for the people to feel good and feed the flesh.  I love old hymns, but I also like some contemporary Christian praise music, the words give meaning to living.  For us the song ” Every little thing you do” by Steven Curtis Chapman ,  sort of sums it up and we try to teach out children that indeed Everything we do , say, how we live is our worship to God. There is another song that applies ” Im going back to the heart of worship, its all about you, its all about you Jesus ” Worship indeed as he says is more then just music.  Gareth J. Goossen   answered the call of God to write this book and I just love how he shares his heart for God .   He is founder and executive director of Make Us Holy Ministries and a former worship pastor. I think anyone who is serious about worshiping the Lord your God, would love this book.

I was given this book by TCBN http://www.bookfun.org   to read and review for my honest opinion.

Welcome to Faithful Acres Books !

For years DH Mark and I talked about having a Christian bookstore. This past year I started reading books again and really enjoy Amish /Mennonite Christian Fiction.  This led to my reading of Murray Pura’s book ” The Face of Heaven”  which I totally enjoyed and learned from. I also love Historical Christian Fiction, DIY and Cookbooks.  I also love to take a gander at Antique Collection books and anything that has to do with Home and Country/Victorian Decor.  I love reading Devotionals which build my faith.  I was asked by a few authors to read and review their books or novellas and I tried to share them on my reg Homesteading type blog but I really needed a place to share them separately, So here I am and there you are sitting there, hopefully enjoying a cup of tea or flavored coffee and gleaning from my readings.

I hope you will enter and enjoy any giveaways I have here for you and I will list those of others as well, as time permits. ( I enjoy entering many myself and won a kindle fire from Authors Julie Lessman and Becky Wade in their ” Falling in Love Texas Style  Giveaway”)  Someone has to win !!!! Why not you or me right?  That’s right

So please stroll through my site at your leisure and check out my friends’ blogs and website also and see the many authors out there today who write such wonderful testament to the Lord through their sharing in story form.  So whether it be fiction, non-fiction, based on real-life sharing, devotionals to build your faith in our Lord Jesus Christ or perhaps you need to find Jesus… I hope you find Him here in all I say, do and share.

Blessings to you

Linda

His Handmaiden