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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin

The only bad thing I can ever say about a Sarah Sundin book is that I hate to wait for the next one! She does a wonderful job of paying attention to details and being historically accurate while weaving together an intriguing tale. Anchor in the Storm more than lived up to the high expectations I have for all of Sarah Sundin's books and I am already looking forward to Book 3 in the Waves of Freedom series.

Arch and Lillian are the two main characters for this second book in the Waves of Freedom series and each one has something about them that makes them leery to pursue anything that might resemble a relationship. Arch is always questioning a woman's intentions and whether or not they are interested in him as a man or the wealth and status synonymous with his family's name. While Lillian is an intelligent woman she has much to learn about herself and others and like Arch she often wonders if people see her as a woman or as someone with a physical ailment. I always thoroughly enjoy the intrigue in Sarah Sundin's novels and this one will have you reading well into the night to see what happens next as Lillian and Arch have to work together to figure it out!

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About the book:

Anchor in the Storm (Revell, May 2016)

One plucky female pharmacist + one high-society naval officer = romance-and danger

For plucky Lillian Avery, America's entry into World War II means a chance to prove herself as a pharmacist in Boston. The challenges of her new job energize her. But society boy Ensign Archer Vandenberg's attentions only annoy---even if he is her brother's best friend.

During the darkest days of the war, Arch's destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves---and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions for sedatives Lillian has filled? The two work together to answer that question, but can Arch ever earn Lillian's trust and affection?

Sarah Sundin brings World War II to life, offering readers an intense experience they won't soon forget.

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About the author:



Sarah Sundin is the author of Through Waters Deep, as well as Wings of the Nightingale and the Wings of Glory series. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist's mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force. Sarah lives in California.


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In a time of sacrifice, what price can one put on true love? Pharmacist Lillian Avery and Ensign Archer Vandenberg are about to find out in Sarah Sundin's new book, Anchor in the Storm. During the darkest days of the war, Arch's destroyer hunts German U-boats in vain as the submarines sink dozens of merchant ships along the East Coast. Still shaken by battles at sea, Arch notices his men also struggle with their nerves—and with drowsiness. Could there be a link to the large prescriptions Lillian has been filling? As the danger rises on both land and sea, the two must work together to answer that question. But can Arch ever earn Lillian's trust and affection?

Celebrate the release of Sarah's Anchor in the Storm by entering to win her All Hands on Deck Prize Pack!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A signed copy of Anchor in the Storm
  • Nautical tote bag lined with anchor fabric
  • Anchor necklace made from copper reclaimed from the USS Constitution in Boston during restoration
  • 365 Devotions for Hope by Karen Whiting
  • Shine: Nautical Inspirational Adult Coloring Book
  • "Hope Anchors the Soul" journal
  • Set of two nautical tea towels
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on June 8th. The winner will be announced June 9th on Sarah's blog.

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I received this book free of charge from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Her One and Only by Becky Wade

Not only does Her One and Only take the cake for my favorite Becky Wade book to date but it's on my list of top 10 Christian fiction novels I've read! The 4th book of the Porter Family series centers around Gray Fowler (NFL star) and Dru Porter (youngest of the Porter children and the only girl). When Dru is tasked with serving as an executive protection agent for the tight end responsible for beating her beloved Cowboys last September she isn't prepared that she doesn't find him even the least bit awful. In fact, there's a lot more to Gray than meets the eye and it's going to take everything Dru has to discover who's been stalking him and sending threatening letters while keeping her feelings in check. Meanwhile Gray is having a hard time wrapping his head around the idea that this tough-as-nails beautiful woman can protect him from anything but when push comes to shove Dru doesn't hesitate to put herself between Gray and danger.  For him it means more than anything that she would protect him. That's not something anyone has done for Gray Fowler before.

The closer Dru and Gray get to discovering who the stalker is the closer they get to each other and eventually Dru is forced to make a decision that will have consequences for everyone. I love how Becky Wade develops her characters to such a level where you feel like you know them. It makes it sad to say goodbye to the Porter Family now that each of their stories have been told. I am so excited to see what Becky Wade has in store for us next!

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About the book:
Her One and Only
(Bethany House, May 2016)
After ten years in the NFL, super star Gray Fowler is accustomed to obsessive fans.
But when Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team hires an executive protection agency to guard him until the culprit is caught. Dealing with bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young, beautiful woman. How can a female half his size possibly protect him better than he can protect himself?
Dru Porter is a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt---none of which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her tarnished reputation, she's determined to find Gray's stalker and, since relationships between agents and clients are forbidden, avoid a romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past.
Yet every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they'll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives---and their hearts---to one another. 

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1NrA4cO
About the author:


Becky Wade
is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and now lives in Dallas. A favorite among readers of Christian contemporary romance, Becky has won a Carol Award, an Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, and an INSPY Award.


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Meet Dru Porter, former Marine, expert markswoman, and black belt—who also happens to be assigned as a bodyguard to star NFL tight end Gray Fowler. Don't miss the final Porter family novel by Becky Wade, Her One and Only. Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, and Dru is determined to find his stalker. Every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they’ll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives—and their hearts—to one another.

Join Becky in celebrating the release of Her One and Only by entering to win her Porter prize pack and $100 cash card giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of Her One and Only
  • A $100 cash card
  • Follow Your Heart tote bag
  • 24 oz Tervis Wonder Woman Tumbler
  • The Blind Side DVD
  • Necklace with star charm
  • Porter Family navy jersey
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Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry! The giveaway ends on May 31st. The winner will be announced June 1st on the Litfuse blog.

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I received this book free of charge from Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.