NOW IN PRINT! The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall


Today I'm sharing about the print release for The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall, a Christian Historical Romance and the third book in the Everstone Chronicles. I thoroughly enjoyed this series (you can see my series review here). 

In celebration of The Captive Imposter being released in print, Dawn is throwing a giveaway. Enter to win one of five print copies via this Rafflecopter link! Read more about the book and author below...

The Captive Imposter (The Everstone Chronicles, #3)The Captive Imposter
(Everstone Chronicles #3)
by Dawn Crandall
Adult Historical Romance, Inspirational
ebook, 276 Pages
April 1st 2015 by Whitaker House
Summary

Sent away for protection, hotel heiress Estella Everstone finds herself living undercover as a lady’s companion named Elle Stoneburner at one of her father’s opulent hotels in the mountains of Maine—the one she'd always loved best and always hoped to own one day, Everston. The one thing she doesn't like about the situation is that her ex-fiancé is in the area and is set on marrying someone else. Reeling from her feelings of being unwanted and unworthy, Estella reluctantly forms a friendship with the gruff manager of Everston, Dexter Blakeley, who seems to have something against wealthy young socialites with too much money, although they are just the kind of people Everston caters to. 

When Estella finds herself in need of help, Dexter comes to the rescue with an offer she can't refuse. She sees no other choice aside from going back home to her family and accepts the position as companion to his sister. Throughout her interactions with Dexter, she can't deny the pull that's evidenced between them every time he comes near. Estella realizes that while she's been hiding behind a false name and identity, she’s never been freer to be herself than when she's with Dexter Blakeley. But will he still love her when he finds out she's Estella Everstone? She's not entirely sure.

 
Also from Christian Book.

About the Author

Dawn Crandall

Dawn Crandall writes inspirational historical romance. She has a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University and lives in northeast Indiana with her ever-supportive husband, her three cats [Lilly, Pumpkin and Clover] and their newest addition, a little baby boy.


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Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins (Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway)


Welcome to my tour stop for Renee Collins' Until We Meet Again!
You can check out the book and author info and the giveaway below...

Until We Meet AgainUntil We Meet Again
by Renee Collins
YA Paranormal
Hardcover & ebook, 336 Pages
November 3rd 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
Summary

They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies time

Cassandra craves drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger shows up on their private beach claiming it's his own—and that the year is 1925—she is swept into a mystery a hundred years in the making.

As she searches for answers in the present, Cassandra discovers a truth that puts their growing love—and Lawrence's life—into jeopardy. Desperate to save him, Cassandra must find a way to change history…or risk losing Lawrence forever.

   
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Horror/Halloween - MG Edition with Tantrum Books/Month9Books

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Welcome to this week’s M9B Friday Reveal!

This week, we present to you the
Horror/Halloween – MG Edition
presented by Tantrum Books/Month9Books!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
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Uprising by Jessica Therrien (Blog Tour Excerpt & Giveaway) @JessicaTherrien @yaboundtourspr


Welcome to my tour stop for Uprising by Jessica Therrien! I'm looking forward to reading the entire series next month. Check out an excerpt and enter the giveaway below...

Uprising (Children of the Gods Book 2)Uprising
(Children of the Gods #2)
by Jessica Therrien
YA Paranormal
Paperback & ebook, 388 Pages
October 2nd 2015 by Acorn Publishing

Summary

Elyse has done everything she can to protect her friends from The Council's reach. As long as they believe she's dead, she has time to rest and train for war. And war is inevitable. 

When Kara arrives with the news that Anna and Chloe have been captured, Elyse is faced with the realization that no one is safe until The Council is stopped and Christoph is destroyed. She doesn't need a prophecy to tell her to lead an army. Christoph has done the one thing that ensures she'll fight to the death. He's threatened the people she loves. 

It will take more than the words of an oracle to help them fight against the most powerful Descendant alive. To break The Council's oppression and rise up against a plot so many years in the making, Elyse will need to get dangerously close to her enemy. So close, in fact, she may not survive.

   
(Affiliate link included.)
Also from Kobo Books
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Real Food, Real Kitchens: New York Cookbook by Craig Chapman (Blog Tour Review)

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Welcome to my tour stop for Real Food, Real Kitchens: New York Cookbook by Craig Chapman! This cookbooks was so fun and we enjoyed trying some different ethnic recipes. Find out more about the book, the man behind it, and my full review below...

Real Food, Real Kitchens: New York Cookbook (#1)Real Food, Real Kitchens:
New York Cookbook
by Craig Chapman
Cookbook
Paperback & ebook, 208 Pages
October 13th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media
Summary

After an award-winning career in television and magazines, Craig Chapman is pursuing his passion: telling the real stories of real food and the people and cultures that bring a dish to life. Based on his popular TV series, these recipes take you behind the scenes and into the kitchens of everyday people who are using food to change the world.

Real Food Real Kitchens is all about Family, Food, Culture and History; telling the story of a dish and the family and culture that brings it to life.

  
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Papa's Book of Mormon by Emma Rae Parker & Alexa Terry Hanson (Blog Tour Review)

Papa's BofM Christmas blog tour

Welcome to my tour stop for Papa's Book of Mormon Christmas by Emma Rae Parker! This book had such cute illustrations! Check out my full review below...

Papa's Book of Mormon ChristmasPapa's Book of Mormon Christmas
by Emma Rae Parker
Illustrated by Alexa Terry Hanson
Children's Picture Book, Christmas
Hardcover & ebook, 32 Pages
October 13th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media

Six-year-old Alice would rather get toys than a book any day. But when her grandfather explains that this book is different, Alice begins to see why their first-edition Book of Mormon is so special to her family. Set in the early 1900s, this charming story is the perfect picture book to read with your family as you gather round the Christmas tree.

  
(Affiliate links included.)
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A Rare Nativity by Sam Beeson, Nina Cochran, & Terral Cochran (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

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Welcome to my tour stop for A Rare Nativity by Sam Beeson! This was a very interesting illustrated book. Check out my full review below and enter the giveaway...

A Rare NativityA Rare Nativity
by Sam Beeson
Photos by Nina Cochran & Terral Cochran
Christmas, Illustrated Book
Hardcover & ebook, 32 Pages
September 8th 2015 by Ensign Peak
Summary


We have all heard the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, and we have all seen the traditional Christmas crèche. Now, author Sam Beeson and photographers Nina and Terral Cochran combine these two classic Christmas icons to create A Rare Nativity.

Upon reading the first lines of the book, it is clear the narrator holds a bitter grudge as he sends his enemy crude and discarded gifts: On the first night of Christmas I gave my enemy a briar from a tanglewood tree. On the second night of Christmas I gave my enemy two rotten eggs.

Night after night the gifts pile up shards of glass, rusty nails, gnarled twigs, and more. What the narrator s enemy decides to do with each of these odious gifts is nothing less than a Christmas miracle. The photographic creation of the rare nativity at the end of the book is both a work of art and a wonder to behold.
   
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You're the One That I Want by Susan May Warren (Waiting on Wednesday)


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

There are a couple of favorite series that I love in Christian romance and this is the end of one of them. I've loved all the covers for this series too. I'm really excited to finally find out how Owen's story ends. He's got quite a chip on his shoulder. I'm also sad to see the series end, but that means a new fantastic series from this author, right? It's my WOW pick this week:
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My Health Challenge and What I'm Doing...


I don't post personal things too often on here, but I wanted to share about this... 

(You can check out my update here.)

I have been struggling with being trim, in shape, and keeping the weight off since becoming pregnant with my fourth child and turning 30 (which was several years ago). I've tried various diets, but I have to be careful because I've always been sensitive to not getting enough to eat. I get migraines and dizzy if I don't eat regularly. I'm also a believer in being healthy. I've joined health challenges before where I burned 600 calories a day, six days a week, while also not consuming any sugar or white flour, etc. They didn't work for me. I felt like I was wearing myself out and I still couldn't get past my goal threshold. So frustrating!
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Casters of Doovik by McKenzie Wagner (Blog Tour Spotlight & Giveaway)

Casters of Doovik blog tour

Welcome to my tour stop for Casters of Doovik by McKenzie Wagner! Check out the book's summary and enter the giveaway below...

Casters of DoovikCaters of Doovik
by McKenzie Wagner
MG Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 304 Pages
September 8th 2015 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media
 
 
Summary

All her life, Meg has lived within Doovik’s walls—walls meant to keep the dangerous creatures outside from coming in. But when a curse drives her from Doovik, Meg and her friends must battle mythical monsters and follow clues to break the spell and get home. From the author of the Benotripia series, this thrilling fantasy will have your heart racing!

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A Respectable Actress by Dorothy Love (Blog Tour Review)

A Respectable ActressA Respectable Actress
by Dorothy Love
Christian Historical Romance, Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
October 13th 2015 by Thomas Nelson
Summary

When India Hartley is accused of murder, she must uncover the deceptions of others to save herself.

India Hartley, a famous and beautiful actress, is now alone after her father’s death and embarks upon a tour of theaters across the South. Her first stop is Savannah’s Southern Palace. On the eve of the second night’s performance, something goes horribly wrong. Her co-star, Arthur Sterling, is shot dead on stage in front of a packed house, and India is arrested and accused of the crime.

A benefactor hires Philip Sinclair, the best—and handsomest—lawyer in Savannah to defend India. A widower, Philip is struggling to reinvent his worn-out plantation on St. Simons Island. He needs to increase his income from his law practice in order to restore Indigo Point, and hardly anything will bring him more new clients than successfully defending a famous actress on a murder charge.

Because India can’t go anywhere in town without being mobbed, Philip persuades the judge handling her case to let him take her to Indigo Point until her trial date. India is charmed by the beauty of the Georgia lowcountry and is increasingly drawn to Philip. But a locked room that appears to be a shrine to Philip’s dead wife and the unsolved disappearance of a former slave girl raise troubling questions. Piecing together clues in an abandoned boat and a burned-out chapel, India discovers a trail of dark secrets that lead back to Philip, secrets that ultimately may hold the key to her freedom. If only he will believe her.

  
(Affiliate links included.)
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