Love Inspired October Books

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I am subscribing to Reader Service and receiving the Love Inspired books. I am reviewing on my blog the ones I received. I was not required to write an review on them. Some are authors I have read before and a couple new authors to me.



Their Family Legacy


I read this book in one sitting. I loved Jake, trying to overcome his past from long ago. He worked hard to get to where he is now, being a teacher and a coach at school. He still has a lot to deal with.

Annie inherited her aunt’s house with a condition that has to do with something that happened in the past. She also is a teacher, a widow with twin boys. I so enjoyed the boys. She has a lot to deal with too.

This book was so very good, so enjoyable, interesting, inspirational. Does deal with a subject that a lot of people face. You have to read the book to see what the subject is. Since I subscribe to the Love Inspired books through the Reader Service I got the book early.


The Ranchers answered prayer

Tina inherited the house and Wyatt and his brothers inherited the land/ranch around it. The house is being restored while God is restoring their hearts. Tina has a son named Tyler who is young and sometimes a lot to deal with. He just needs a little encouragement from a man since his father is not around. I loved the family environment in the story of Wyatt and his brothers. You will definitely love this book.


 Christmas with the Cowboy


I wasn’t ready to read Christmas books yet but after reading this one it got me inspired to read them. I always enjoy books with children in it and when the focus is on helping them also. Being set in Oklahoma is a plus also since my home state.

Zach and Emma story is wonderful, she was the wife of his deceased brother. Love the way Emma loved working on the Ranch. Zach was in the Navy Seals and hurt his knee so he went home for a visit. I just loved Zach and how he helped the kids at the ranch.

Here is a quote from the book that really struck me.
“ The only easy day was yesterday “. That is so true.
I brought this book through the reader service. I was not required to write an positive review or any review at all.

The Amish Christmas Cowboy

A really fun story. Toby is helping delivering horses to the ranch where Sarah is a nanny. He ends having to stay there a few weeks after spraining his ankle. I loved Sarah, she was so good with the children but thought their parents should pay more attention to them. This is my first book by Jo Ann Brown, I enjoyed her writing a lot. It is always fun with children in a book.


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Meeting By Chance

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About the Book:


After retiring and putting her own life on hold, Danielle became a caregiver and companion to her elderly Aunt May, a woman whose life had always been a mystery. Danielle never dreamed that her life would change so completely upon the discovery of an item in May’s room. The item revealed to Danielle both sad and unbelievable moments she could never dream possible. This discovery would eventually bring change to Danielle and give her the opportunity to look at her own life

My Review:

A very touching inspiring book. Actually brought tears to my eyes. This is the second time reading this book and I enjoyed it more than the first. It is one I could read over again. The author contacted me to let me know the book was discounted on Amazon but unfortunately Amazon will not let me review anymore. I did find I the book already so decided to read again. It is a short book but very powerful.

Back to the book, Danielle is caring for her aunt May during her last days. Danielle finds out a lot about her aunt she never knew during this time. I don’t want to go into book very much but I have to make a quote from it. “ no matter what age you are, love or opportunity can be waiting around the bend.” 


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Renewed blog tour and giveaway

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About the Book

Book Title: Renewed

Author: Leigh Powers

Genre: Devotional

Release date: November, 2017

Ministry is a privilege, but it can also be a painful experience. Unrealistic expectations, church conflict, forced resignations, and our own struggles with burnout, loneliness, and insecurity can make church feel more like a place of wounding than a place of healing. How can wounded leaders find the courage to reject bitterness and keep loving the church?

Renewed is a forty-day devotional for women in ministry, ministry wives, and lay leaders who have been wounded by their congregations. You are not alone. God sees your pain. He knows your hurts. And he is waiting to bind up your broken heart. This forty-day journey into the healing love of Jesus will help you find the courage to stop hiding and start loving the church again.

Click here to purchase your copy!

About the Author

Leigh Powers is passionate about helping women find hope and healing in God’s Word. A pastor’s wife and mother of three with fifteen years of full-time ministry experience, she is a freelance writer, Bible study and devotional author, and a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She blogs regularly at You can usually find her with either a book or knitting needles in her hand—and sometimes both.

Guest Post from Leigh

I love ministry life. Several years ago, a young woman from Southeast Asia came to my English as a Second Language class for a year. Her English wasn’t very good, and I had to tug to get a word out of her. She came every week, but I wondered how much she was getting from the Bible stories we did during each class. At the end of the semester, I asked our class to share what they wanted to tell their friends and family when they went home. She looked up at me with big brown eyes. “I want to tell people about Jesus.”

Those are the ministry moments that thrill us. It is a privilege to help people find freedom in Christ, teach God’s word, worship with the congregation, and walk alongside people in their moments of joy or sorrow. On those days I can’t imagine choosing another life. Then there are days that make me want to hang it all up and go work at Wal-Mart. Days when anonymous letters get slipped under the office door. Days when you’re the brunt of gossip, when loneliness is like an ache in your bones, or when you start sending out resumes for new positions because you aren’t sure how much longer you’ll have the one you’ve got.

Ministry can be tough. Over the years I’ve met many women who have experienced the painful side of ministry. Church conflicts, forced resignations, depression, loneliness, feelings of inadequacy, and our own struggles with faith can take a toll. That painful side of ministry can make us start looking for an escape hatch.

I wrote Renewed in the middle of a difficult ministry season. It was a hard season, but it was also a season where Jesus showed up for me in an almost tangible way. At the same time, I was also hearing stories from other ministry wives and women in ministry that sounded all too familiar. I started putting words on the page, hoping that somehow God would use them to bring healing to other women in the same way he had brought healing to me. That outpouring of hurt, healing, and hope eventually became Renewed.

Some of you reading this are nodding along right now because you’ve been there too. You love the church, but you’ve seen how ugly it can be when we get it wrong. You’ve got wounds of your own, and sometimes you wonder if you can ever risk your heart again. If that’s you, I want you to know that there is hope. God has not abandoned you. God sees your hurt, he knows your pain, and he is waiting to bind up your broken spirit. He’s waiting. Turn to him, and may you find your spirit renewed.

My Review:

This is a book meant to be read once a day for 40 days. It slowly goes through getting renewed in your faith.  Covers forgiveness, letting go, moving on from something that happened in your life. Has Bible verses to match up with devotional for each day and a prayer for each day.
The author also talks about being a pastor wife. Definitely sounds like it can be hard at times. It was interesting hearing about different things that went on. How she dealt with with hurt feelings.
I received an complementary copy of the book from the publisher through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to write an positive review. This is my own opinion.



Blog Stops

Bibliophile Reviews, October 6

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A Baker’s Perspective, October 7

The Becca Files, October 8

Mary Hake, October 8

Living Life Free In Christ, October 9

Genesis 5020, October 10

A Reader’s Brain, October 11

More Of Him, October 12

proud to be an autism mom, October 12

Godly Book Reviews, October 13

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 14

Carpe Diem, October 14

Kelly Harrel, October 15

Texas Book-aholic, October 16

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, October 17

Bigreadersite, October 17

Janices book reviews, October 18

Real World Bible Study, October 19

Little Homeschool on the Prairie, October 19


To celebrate her tour, Leigh is giving away a 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.