Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Court of Snakes: This Desert Cage by Tycho Dwelis


 
Join us for this tour from August 8 to August 26, 2022!


Book Details:

​Book TitleCourt of Snakes: This Desert Cage by Tycho Dwelis
Category:  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17),  317 pages
GenreDystopian Fantasy
Publisher:  Precursor Publishing
Release date:  July 2, 2022
Content Rating:  PG + M: Some allusion to domestic abuse, fantasy violence, adults drinking alcohol
 

 

Book Description:

In the city of Segeno, it’s eat or be eaten. Someone has to rule the masses. A boy has lost his birthright. His parents killed. Dead and gone. A girl has lost her father. She means nothing to him now.

The city of Segeno stands tall after a great war, the only city left of its kind. Terran has lost both of his parents and is now on the run from a tyrant eager to kill him and cut off the royal bloodline. Parisa struggles with her own identity as even her father rejects her for the color of her skin as he claws for the throne. Along their journeys, they meet unexpected allies and encounter unprecedented magick, but, most importantly, they learn what it is to stand up for themselves and take back their city from corruption.

The Court of Snakes: This Desert Cage is the first of a two book series intended for ages 13 – 18. If you like the Hunger Games, Divergent, and Inkheart, you’ll love these books.

This series talks about systemic oppression, racism, oligarchy, and, of course, magick.

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Meet the Author:

I’m Tycho (I also use the pen name Cassidy), and I love storytelling! I’m incredibly passionate about writing, art, and anything that allows me to create my own worlds. My goal is to write dreamy fiction for all ages that is unique, inspiring, and imaginative. I like to write about themes that include coming of age, magic realism, identity, relationships, and bullying. My books are intended for readers ages eight to twenty-five, and are meant to connect the world of the fantastical to everyday life.

I currently live in Colorado and have an MA in Publishing.


connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads

Tour Schedule:

Aug 8 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 9 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 9 - Splashes of Joy  - book review / giveaway
Aug 10 – 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 11 – JB's Bookworms with Brandy Mulder – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Aug 11 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 12 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Aug 15 – Leels Loves Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 17 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 18 – The Page Ladies – book review
Aug 19 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 22 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 23 – Kam's Place – book review
Aug 24 – Bookworm for Kids – book review / giveaway
Aug 25 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
Aug 26 – Books and Zebras – book review
Aug 26 - Books for Books – book review

Enter the Giveaway:


COURT OF SNAKES by Tycho Dwellis Book Tour Giveaway

 


My Review: 

Court of Snakes: This Desert Cage is my first introduction to the talents of author Tycho Dwelis. It is, also, the first book in their series, Court of Snakes. I found it to be an interesting and entertaining book to read. I enjoyed Terran and Parisa’s story and seeing how they would overcome the obstacles that has been thrown at them. I was rooting for them right from the start. I admired the courage, determination and bravery Parisa demonstrated throughout the book. She is such a strong woman and loved her. It was fun taking this journey with the characters and seeing what would become of them in the end. It is not one that could be predicted and made me want to keep reading to see what would happen next. There were a few scenes that were a little slower than I would like but overall, a very good tale to read. 

I will be giving Court of Snakes: This Desert Cage four and a half stars. Readers who enjoy reading young adult and dystopian genre books will want to snatch this one up. I will be looking for the next book from the Court of Snakes series, as well as, more books by Tycho Dwelis in the future to see where else their imagination will take their readers to next. 

I received a paperback copy of Court of Snakes: This Desert Cage from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Dirty Martini Club (A Tess Kincaid Novel) by Jude Randazzo


 

Join us for this tour from August 15 to August 26, 2022!

Book Details:

​Book TitleThe Dirty Martini Club (A Tess Kincaid Novel) by Jude Randazzo
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+),  308 pages
GenreSuspense / Romantic Suspense
Publisher:  HABERDASHERY PRESS
Release date:  June 2022
Content Rating:  PG (mild profanity, no f-words, mild violence, no sex)   
 
Book Descriptions:

Tess Kincaid, celebrity golf professional, decides to visit and meet, for the first time, her presumptive fiancĂ© Eddie Spinozza's family in Albany, New York for Thanksgiving, in anticipation of the next step in their relationship. The Spinozza and Cuchinelli families have been entrenched in Albany for two generations, but Eddie has assured Tess that he is not involved in his family's "business". However, on the first night of her visit, sitting in The Dirty Martini Club watching Eddie perform with his band, she witnesses the brazen shooting of one of the band members. Almost simultaneously, and without much warning, an epic, once-in-a-lifetime snowstorm suffocates Albany, preventing Tess from leaving town. 

She subsequently becomes a material witness to a series of events, which the police are only reluctantly investigating. What happens next is a daring, and life-altering event that brings Eddie and Tess to a do or die scenario amid mob warfare. The results are quite unpredictable.
 
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Meet the Author:

JUDE RANDAZZO was born in New York and lives with his family in Colorado. His paternal grandfather was born in Sicily and emigrated to New York. He is the author of the Tess Kincaid series; The Golden Cocoon, The Omen of the Crow, What You Don’t Know Can Kill You, and The Gray Fedora.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads
 
Interview: 


How did you do research for your book? 

I do most of my research using Google, but mostly for time-sensitive subjects such as when a song was written, or a product invented. For instance, if I reference that a character is eating a Big Mac at McDonalds, I need to know that it was in fact created by 1977 or 1978 which is the time period of my last several books. The majority of the research is from personal experience.

Which was the hardest character to write? The easiest? 

The easiest character to write about, which I include to mean both actions, thoughts, and of course dialogue, is Eddie. Eddie is in many ways my alter-ego. The most difficult is Tess, and not because she is a woman. She’s much more complicated and has more issues than Eddie. She thinks and views life through a starkly different prism than Eddie.

In your book you make a reference to….how did you come up with this idea?

Major snowstorm. Growing up in Albany on several occasions we had epic, colossal snowstorms and I was able to relate my personal experience to the book. I actually had a snowblower and a dozen customers that I regularly plowed for in the early 60’s.

What made you write a book about…?

A mob war. The public never seems to lose interest in the underworld of the Mafia and in The Dirty Martini Club it seemed like the perfect backdrop to contrast Eddie’s family and their values and relationships with each other with Tess’ family. The family dynamics are as different as the weather in Albany and where Tess lives, Florida.

Where do you get inspiration for your stories? There are many books out there about….

I would say my life experiences coupled with observations about people around me.


Tour Schedule:
Aug 15 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 15 - She Just Loves Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 17 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 18 – Review Thick And Thin – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 19 – Kam's Place – book review / author interview
Aug 22 – Mel_literate – book review / author interview
Aug 23 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
Aug 24 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 24 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
Aug 25 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 26 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
 
Enter the Giveaway:
  

THE DIRTY MARTINI CLUB Book Tour Giveaway


My Review: 

The Dirty Martini Club is the fourth installment from Jude Randazzo’s Tess Kinkaid series. It is, also, my first book I have read by this author. Since I have not read the other books from the series, I feel as though this one can be read as a stand alone. I found it to be a pretty good read. It took me a few chapters to get used to the writing style, but once I caught on, I was hooked. From then on, the pace quickly picked up and it stayed that way all the way through. I enjoyed getting to know Tess and Eddie and felt like they were part of my circle of friends. The book was full of action, danger, adventure, thrills suspense, and mystery. It was really entertaining to read. I was often left guessing what was going to happen next. It was like riding a roller coaster and I loved it!

The Dirty Martini Club will be getting four and a half stars from me. I believe readers and fans who enjoy reading thrilling romantic suspense reads will definitely want to pick this one up. I would be interested in reading the first three books from Tess Kincaid series to see what had transpired with Tess previously. This one should not be missed. 

I received a paperback copy of The Dirty Martini Club from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.
 

Monday, August 15, 2022

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Join or Die: An American Patriot's Book of Quotes by R Blake Wilson

 



Join us for this tour from August 8 to August 26, 2022!

Book Details:

​Book TitleJOIN, or DIE. - An American Patriot's Book of Quotes by R. Blake Wilson
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+),  214 pages
GenreAmerican History, Constitution, Democracy
Publisher:  West View Press 
Release date:  April 12, 2022
Content Rating:  G for this book of quotes
 

Book Description:

An AMERICAN PATRIOT'S history lesson.

A book every American should own and read.

"The PEOPLE are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our LIBERTY." Thomas Jefferson

"A HOUSE DIVIDED against itself cannot stand." Abraham Lincoln

​"FREEDOM of SPEECH is a principal pillar of a free government; When this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and TYRANNY is erected on its ruins." Benjamin Franklin

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Meet the Author:

R. Blake Wilson is a Father, Corporate Employee, Small Business Owner, American Farmer and American Patriot.

Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois in the shadow of United States President Abraham Lincoln and having achieved success and failure chasing the American Dream, Blake has grown to appreciate and admire the American story. He believes in the American Dream and the Pursuit of Happiness and has lived his life chasing both. His story is emblematic of an America where the individual is free to fail. succeed, fail and succeed again and again. His vision of American Unity is based on American Values and the United States Constitution...

In God We Trust, E Pluribus Unum, and Ordered Liberty.
(2022)
DON'T TREAD ON ME - An American Patriot's Book of Quotes (2011)
JOIN, or DIE. - An American Patriot's Book of Quotes (2022)
LINCOLN - An American President's Book of Quotes (coming soon)
REAGAN - An American President's Book of Quotes (coming soon)
TRUMP - An American President's Book of Quotes (coming soon)

connect with the author: website ~  instagram ~  facebook twitter

Tour Schedule:

​Aug 8 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 9 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 10 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 11 – Bless Their Hearts Mom – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 12 – Connie's History Classroom – book review / giveaway
Aug 15 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Aug 16
Sefina Hawke's Books - book spotlight
Aug 17 – The Adventure of a Traveler's Wife – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 18 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Aug 19 – Books and Zebras – book review / giveaway
Aug 22 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Aug 23 – The Momma Spot – book review / giveaway
Aug 24 – Splashes of Joy – book review / giveaway
Aug 25 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Aug 26 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
 

Enter the Giveaway: 

 
JOIN OR DIE: - An American Patriot's Book of Quotes Book Tour Giveaway


My Review: 

Join or Die: An American Patriot's Book of Quotes by R Blake Wilson is a fabulous book to read. My young son was excited to see it when I first received it and took it over before I had a chance to read it. He greatly enjoyed reading the various patriotic quotes from the founding fathers to present American leaders. It was nice to see a book that was not one that divided political parties but gave some wonderful messages from all parties throughout history. I found them inspiring and saw how most of them have been relevant for our country through the years. I love that it included the text of the Declaration of the Independence, Constitution and the Bill of Rights. It was a great little lesson for my son and it was great to sit and talk to him to see what all he learned. 

I am giving Join or Die: An American Patriot's Book of Quotes a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly believe readers who enjoy reading historical figures, inspiring messages and patriotic quotes will definitely want to grab this one. It will be placed on my limited keeper shelf to have on hand to read again and again. I will be looking for more books like this by R Blake Wilson in the future. 

I received a paperback copy of Join or Die: An American Patriot's Book of Quotes from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Bobby's Girls: A Novel by John R Price

About the Book

Book: Bobby’s Girls: A Novel

Author: John R. Price

Genre: Christian Fiction

Release date: August 6, 2022 (New Cover)

Having grown up on their own show in Hollywood, Christian sister-and-brother actors Staci and Mike Whitaker have now married and raised their own families out of the limelight. Life away from Hollywood’s glamour has given them new perspectives on family and culture.

Fate reboots their old show and summons Staci, and Mike’s wife Celeste, to a fresh chance at entertaining modern families. After much discussion, they carefully accept. But when the show goes horribly awry, Staci, Celeste, and even Mike find themselves sorely tempted and even tricked into violating their most cherished ideals.

How will they find their way back, when all around them seems aimed towards darkness?

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author

John R. Price is a Christian, loving husband, college teacher, and writer in Central Arkansas. For over 40 years, he has loved watching classic television and following the entertainment industry as a hobby. He also enjoys studying Christian apologetics. He is married to Anna, his wife, who helped edit his first Christian novel, “Bobby Girls: A Novel.”

 

More from John

I wrote the book as a Christian response to a well-known actor starring in a popular television show reboot. I thought the topic would be an interesting fictional exploration what actors and fans should consider when a TV show seems to compromise an actor’s values.

 

I chose the Dallas metroplex as the main setting because I have visited the area several times. As a child in the early 1980s, I remember watching two Dallas TV stations on cable TV.

Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, August 10

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, August 11 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 11

Inklings and notions, August 12

Adventures of a Travelers Wife, August 13 (Author Interview

deb’s Book Review, August 14

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 15

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, August 16

Through the Fire Blogs, August 17 (Author Interview)

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, August 18

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 19

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 20

Guild Master, August 21

Artistic Nobody, August 22

Blossoms and Blessings, August 23 (Author Interview)

Pause for Tales, August 23

Giveaway

To celebrate his tour, John is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/20dfb/bobby-s-girls-a-novel-celebration-tour-giveaway


My Review

I found Bobby's Girls: A Novel by John R. Price to be a good read. It was interesting to see how the Whitaker siblings deal with their new lives and new opportunities. They have to be reminded what it right for them and how to stay away from temptations. I had to keep reading to see how Mike, Celeste and Staci were able to keep their faith and what choices they make. I liked it. 

I am giving Bobby's Girls: A Novel four and a half stars. Readers who enjoy reading clean and inspiring fiction will want to pick this one up. I will be looking forward to more by John R. Price in the future to see where else his imagination will take his readers to next. 

I received a digital copy of Bobby's Girls: A Novel from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Not Dead Yet by Traci Hunter Abramson

About the Book

Book: Not Dead Yet

Author: Traci Hunter Abramson

Genre: Suspense

Release date: June 13, 2022

Cassidy Edgemont has been dead for four years. At least, that is what the world has been led to believe. After becoming unwittingly entangled in a group called the Coalition, known for using fake news to generate political unrest in the United States, Cas was offered a devastating choice: stage her own death and join her rescuers, the guardians, or risk the wrath of the organization she betrayed. She chose death.

As an invisible government operative, Cas has been living in Paris with no complications—until her family pays an unexpected visit to the European city, changing everything. They think Cas is dead, and she has to keep it that way. But when a bomb is detonated nearby and fake news incites riots in the city, Cas recognizes the mark of the Coalition.

Donovan, a fellow guardian, is summoned to join her in Paris to attempt to untangle the intricate web linking Cas’s past with the recent bombings. But as the threat level escalates, Cas must again make an impossible decision: face possible exposure to her family in her race to uncover the truth or risk the loss of innocent lives.

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author

Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study-abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for several years, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas for suspense novels as well as the skills needed to survive her children’s teenage years. She has gone on to write a number of bestselling suspense novels that have consistently been nominated as Whitney Award finalists. She considers shoes an optional accessory which became evident when she won her first three Whitney Awards in 2013 (Code Word), 2014 (Deep Cover), and 2016 (Failsafe.) Safe House won Whitney Awards for both the mystery/suspense category as well as 2017 Adult Novel of the Year. She added two additional awards in 2019 (Mistaken Reality – best mystery/suspense and Sanctuary – Adult Novel of the Year.) She currently lives in Virginia with her family where she enjoys sports, travel, writing, and coaching high school swimming.

 

More from Traci

Paris anyone? After years of restricted travel and various COVID-related challenges, I needed to spend some time back in a city I love, even if it was only as part of my fictional world. Add in my years working with the CIA, and Not Dead Yet was born.

While Not Dead Yet is technically the sixth book in the guardian series, all of these books are written as stand-alone novels, which simply visit some characters from previous novels and sometimes introduce characters that will be featured in the stories to come.

Not Dead Yet was particularly enjoyable to write, not only because it gave me an excuse to revisit my photos and memories from my most recent trips to Paris, but also because of the parallels that naturally occurred with my own life.

Cas, the main character, is the first female guardian in my fictional top-secret program of government operatives who strive to serve and protect U.S. intelligence and military personnel. When I worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, I often attended meetings in which I was the only woman in the room. Respect and loyalty had to be earned regardless of gender, and I was fortunate to work with some amazing individuals over the years. Some of those treasured work relationships come through within the pages of this book.

Another similarity to my own background is Cas’s family dynamics. She has her parents and a younger sister, which mirrors my own early childhood. Her family is often in the public eye because of their association with the media industry. While I didn’t come from the extreme wealth and fame as my character did, I do remember well what it was like to have a mom on television (The Home Hunter in Phoenix, AZ) and to have a sister working in the entertainment industry. While my sister (Tiffany Hunter) has taken over The Home Hunter in recent years, a few of her earlier positions included serving as the backstage coordinator for the Grammys as well as working as Bill Murray’s personal assistant.

Not Dead Yet blends many experiences from my past with the events of the present and the ever-present question of What if? I hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, August 4

Inklings and notions, August 5

EmpowerMoms, August 5

For Him and My Family, August 6

Cathe Swanson, August 6

Texas Book-aholic, August 7

Blogging With Carol, August 8

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 8

Betti Mace, August 9

Wishful Endings, August 9

deb’s Book Review, August 10

Inside the Wong Mind, August 10

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, August 11

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, August 12

Holly’s Book Corner, August 12

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 13

Mary Hake, August 13

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 14

The Book Club Network, August 14

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, August 15 (Author Interview)

Dee S. White, August 15

CarpeDiem, August 16

Reading with Emily, August 16

Pause for Tales, August 17

Melissa’s Bookshelf, August 17

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Traci is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon Gift Card, Signed Book, Matching bookmark, Matching pin, and Matching stickers!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/2070b/not-dead-yet-celebration-tour-giveaway


My Review

Not Dead Yet is the sixth installment from Traci Hunter Abramson’s Guardian series. Since it is the first book I have read by this author and have not read the others from the series, I feel that this one can be read as a stand alone. I thought it was a pretty good read. I enjoyed the unique writing style and plot. Cas and Donovan were quite the team and I had to keep reading to see how it would all end. 

Not Dead Yet will be getting four and a half stars. I recommended it for readers who enjoy reading clean romantic suspense. I am interested in reading the other books from the Guardian series to see what Traci Hunter Abramson’s imagination took her readers to. 

I received a digital copy of Not Dead Yet from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Blog Tour and Giveway: Prodigal Lives by Carol McClain

About the Book

Book: Prodigal Lives

Author: Carol McClain

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Release date: April 1, 2022

Life keeps piling problems on Meredith Jaynes. She loses her second foster child—one she was scheduled to adopt. Then Parker Snow refuses to marry her. With only her goats and artisan soap to support her, life will get no better.

If she is honest, though, she still has Crystal. Her funny, happy, loveable toddler makes the sun shine and reminds her of the never-failing love of God.

Pearl Solomon loves her life with her grandfather Guy, but every one of her triumphs is overshadowed by her sisters’ lives. With Mama Meredith, they live a life she envies. Because of her jealousy, she refuses to contact them.

Years later, life for both families twist down paths they do not wish to travel. Pearl knows she’s lost what was most precious in life but has no means of fixing things. Left to her own devices, she spirals out of control.

Meredith finds it harder to mask the despair infertility has brought to her life.

Both families believe they must reconcile themselves to their fates as reality shatters their dreams unless they dig deep for the promise of love.

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author

Carol McClain is the award-winning author of four novels dealing with real people facing real problems. She is a consummate encourager, and no matter what your faith might look like, you will find compassion, humor and wisdom in her complexly layered, but ultimately readable work.

Aside from writing, she’s a skilled stained-glass artist, a budding potter and photographer. She lives in East Tennessee with her husband and growing farm. Inspired by Meredith Jaynes, she owns two goats. One will kid soon.

You can connect with her at carolmcclain.com.

On goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14030286.Carol_McClain

On BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/carol-mcclain

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/author.Carol.McClain

 

More from Carol

Have you ever thought you’ve seen yourself in a novel?

 

If you know an author, you probably have.

 

For years I worked with recovering addicts and those helping them in organizations like Celebrate Recovery, a Christian-styled support group like AA. If I read the events of these people’s lives in a novel, I would say, “Too fake to believe.”

 

Their lives are tragic, funny, heartbreaking, heartwarming.

 

Many of their stories made it into my latest novel Prodigal Lives (modified, disguised, and novelized).

 

I not only incorporate others into my work, but I live through my characters’ lives (Please don’t suggest a sky diving protagonist).

 

In Prodigal Lives one of my main characters owns goats. For years, I begged my husband too let me have a goat or two. He promised. Then, he wimped out, so I created Meredith Jaynes a successful artisan specializing in goat soap and raising Nubians.

 

Prodigal Lives is a sequel but can stand alone (reading both books amplifies your enjoyment, of course). This book follows the loss Pearl and Meredith feel as Pearl is adopted by her grandfather. Pearl becomes jealous of her sisters who stay with Mama Meredith, and they lose touch. Although they hear nothing from each other, neither is forgotten.

 

I believe in redemption. All my work illustrates that no matter how far you fall, a loving Father is going to make a way to redeem you. He’s done it for me, and I was an impossibly problematic child of the King.

 

I hope you enjoy Prodigal Lives. Sign up for my newsletter and blog and never miss a new release, my Biblical thoughts or an appearance I’m making. Believe me, I wouldn’t live, my blog and newsletter are fascinating.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, August 6

Splashes of Joy, August 7 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 7

Texas Book-aholic, August 8

Inklings and notions, August 9

For Him and My Family, August 10

Artistic Nobody, August 11 (Author Interview)

deb’s Book Review, August 11

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 12

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, August 13

A Reader’s Brain, August 14

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, August 15

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 16

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, August 17

Spoken from the Heart, August 18

Pause for Tales, August 19

Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Carol is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/20711/prodigal-lives-celebration-tour-giveaway


My Review

Prodigal Lives is the second installment from Carol McClain’s Treasured Lives series. Since it is part of a series, I would advise to start from the beginning. I loved the first book, Borrowed Lives, but enjoyed this one so much more. The author’s talent shines through with this one. I instantly felt an instant connection to the characters. The story made me giggle at times while making me wanting to grab the tissues at other times. An overall beautiful tale. 

Prodigal Lives will be getting a very well deserved five plus stars. Readers who enjoy reading clean true to life fiction that they can relate to. I am hoping there will be another addition from the Treasured Lives series to see what else Carol McClain has in store for her characters. 

I received a paperback copy of Prodigal Lives from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.