Thursday, March 21, 2019

Victorious: Finding Triumph When Hope Seems Lost

 When you can't see God's activity in your situation, you might begin to feel hopeless. You're tempted to doubt his care and involvement in your life because he seems so . . . absent. Victory feels elusive, as if God intends it for everyone but you. But God is never absent. He is as involved in your life today as he was when he protected Queen Esther and the Jewish nation from annihilation, and he will bring victory. In this 11-session study of the life of Queen Esther, you'll discover: God is actively moving in every situation including yours. His protection of his children is unwavering and constant. God's subtle fingerprints are as powerful as his indisputable miracles. The love and care of Christ is real and personal. You are victorious!
Cathy McIntosh 
founded Strengthened by the Word Ministries with a passion to see women recognize and embrace God's best. Through writing and speaking, she helps women identify a holy dissatisfaction for mediocrity, pursue true delight in God, and grasp the immense joy of the Lord. Learn more at www.StrengthenedByTheWordMinistries.com. 
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Hearts Tightly Knit (Volume 1)

 Orphaned at age ten, Ellie Stafford and her twin sister Mae made a vow—to stick together and never marry. Now in their mid-twenties, they are bucking convention in Calder Springs, Texas, as women with respectable occupations who can take care of themselves. Ellie works at the Good Fixin's Diner and spends her evenings knitting garments for The Children's Aid Society. When a handsome local rancher shows up searching for a cook, she's hardly tempted, despite his good looks. Luke Rogers owns a spread just outside of Calder Springs. It was running as smooth as cattle going through a chute until his cook up and marries and high-tails it back east. With no cook and a bunkhouse full of ranch hands ready to revolt, he persuades Ellie to temporarily fill in until he can hire someone else. He should have known better than to get tangled up with another woman.
Jodie Wolfe 
writes a home school unit study column featured in Home School Enrichment magazine. She writes devotions for Christian Devotions. Several of her homeschooling articles are featured on Crosswalk.com. She received 3rd place in the 2015 Novel Beginnings category at the St. David's Christian Writer's Conference as well as semi-finalist status in the 2013 ACFW Genesis Contest.
She has an active blog and website (www.jodiewolfe.com). You can find her ponderings at: Putting on the New, Stitches Thru Time, and Quid Pro Quills where she regularly blogs.
Links
Twitter: @JodieAWolfe

A Father's Broken Heart (8-Year-Old-Gracie & The Save a Soul Prayer Team Book 1)

 Hi ya’ll!
I’m Gracie and this is my story. I live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley with my mama Bernice, and Miss Millie, the renter who lives with us. I sure wish she were my grandma, she's that sweet! But then, I find out in this here book that she's an honest to goodness angel! Here in Pleasant Hill, we talk a tad different sayin’ things like ya’ll, yes’m, and yes siree. Our words spoken with love warms my heart, ‘cause everyone cares about their neighbor and what's goin' on with one matters to all.

In this first Fruit of the Spirit book, I want to join my mama’s Save a Soul Prayer Team to thank God for all the people who came around us when my firefighter daddy died saving the town from a huge brush fire. Fact is, I’ve a list of wants, like havin’ a sister, helpin’ my sorrowful friend’s daddy figure out where his family has gone and…well...stuff like that. But I heard tell God can do what I can’t.

I find out how true that is when I fall into a sinkhole and Jesus meets me there. With a smile in my heart, I’m eager to do what He asks. My faith adventure takes me from the school playground to the hospital and home. And the Lord is with me, mine, and my new sister every step of the way.
Hi, Everyone,
This is Gracie!!
Thanks for stopping by to meet my author. I think she is kinda special and hope you do, too.
Gracie, Thanks for saying something so nice.
Yep, kids, I'm the author of the 8-year-old Gracie's books. Well, actually, God is because He gave me the idea and sort of got Gracie and me together. Writing about Gracie and all the others who live in the made-up town of Pleasant Hill is The MOST fun I EVER had! I hope you have FUN reading the stories, too.
If, when reading about Gracie and her love of Jesus and how He teaches her stuff based on what she's going through, you, your friends, or your folks want to become a member of The Save a Soul Prayer Team so you can submit recipes for the upcoming Billy-Bob's Christmas Cookie contest or knit prayer squares for Operation Christmas child like Patty-Cakes does in her book and get your or someone else’s name in the book where that's going on, email *GraciePrayerTeam@mail.com* or have your folks do that for you. To find out what's going on between books visit Writing Paula-Rose at: http://writingpaularose.blogspot.com/
Now, because your folks may want to know about me, my info is below here.
Paula-Rose 
 is a pastor’s wife, mother of two wonderful daughters and the grandma of seven. When her now-married daughters were little, her husband made up wonderful stories for them. She learned from him the joy of taking ordinary things and sharing them in such a way that children were blessed. What started as bedtime stories are realized in this first book written to entertain, and encourage love for God and His Word, while learning about the Fruit of the Spirit.
The author enjoys teaching ladies (at the church where her husband pastors) “How to Pray the Psalms” when Bibles studies are dark. She is a member of the church’s Prayer Team, which prays throughout the week and meets at the church weekly.
Though these books were written for children, the author knows we are all God’s kids, so everything in the books and on her soon-to-be website is for grownups, too. Paula can think of nothing more God-affirming than for families to read, discuss, and pray the Scriptures! In doing these three things, we are equipped to minister to others as Gracie & her Save a Soul Prayer Team do in these books.
Within this Spirit-filled series, the author hopes readers see 8-year-old Gracie as a role model. For this young’un finds loving support comes from her mama Bernice, their resident angel Miss Millie, and other people who are blessed because they know Jesus, read, and believe God’s Word.
Facebook Paula-Rose is at: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorPaulaRose/?ref=page_internal
Join 8-Year-Old Gracie & author Paula Rose VIP Review Group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/8YearOldGracieandPaulaRose/
To check out other books by author Paula Rose Michelson visit her Amazon author page at:
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Murder on Tyneside (Agnes Lockwood Mysteries Book 1)



"Delightfully entertaining." - Readers' Favorite
Recently widowed Agnes Lockwood is spending a few days on Tyneside in Northeast England, catching up with her past.
But after only a few days at the hotel, an expensive item of jewelry is stolen. When more jewelry goes missing, Chief Inspector Alan Johnson gets on the case. After Alan recognizes Agnes as a friend from schooldays and they rekindle their friendship, Agnes begins bombarding him with questions about the case.
After dinner one evening, they find a body lying on the roadside. Fearing for her safety, Alan warns Agnes to stay away from the case: theft is one thing, but murder is something else.
But being an inquisitive woman, Agnes cannot resist getting involved... too involved.
Praise for MURDER ON TYNESIDE:
"A fun and intricate mystery with a ton of twists and turns" - M.A. Stanley, Amazon review
"Has the feel of a classic mystery, with a modern flare... A fun British whodunit." - D.L. Finn, Amazon review
Eileen Thornton now lives in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. However, she was born and brought up on Tyneside; the setting for her latest novel.
Though she only began writing in 2001, many of her short stories and articles have appeared in national magazines in the UK. But then she felt the urge to move on to writing something grittier.
Her first novel, The Trojan Project, an action thriller, was published in 2008. "While writing it, I felt I was on the ride of my life. I tried to grab everyone's attention from the very start and give them a rollercoaster read."
Since then, Eileen has concentrated on women's fiction. Divorcees.Biz, a novel of fun and romance, was published in 2012 with Only Twelve Days, a heart-warming romance, following in November 2013.
But, deciding to write a cozy murder mystery, she chose her hometown as the setting. Murder on Tyneside - Agnes Lockwood Mysteries Book 1, was released 30th December 2016.
On 7th March 2018, Death on Tyneside - Agnes Lockwood Mysteries Book 2 was published.
Agnes is up to her tricks again, much to the annoyance of DCI Alan Johnson.

Amazon https://tinyurl.com/yav7m44l

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Smoke It Like a Pit Master with Your Electric Smoker

 TIPS, TRICKS, AND SECRETS FOR USING AN ELECTRIC SMOKER TO ENHANCE THE TASTE OF MEATS, SEAFOOD, VEGGIES, FRUITS, CHEESE, NUTS AND MORE
Create an authentic smokehouse taste in your own backyard with this step-by-step primer and flavor-filled cookbook. Follow its pro tips to become a true pit master. Then turn up the heat at your next barbecue with its mouthwatering recipes, including:
• Sweet & Tangy Baby Back Ribs
• Citrus Chicken Fajitas
• Killer Stuffed Potato Skins
• Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed JalapeƱos
• Homemade Pastrami
• Classic Texas Brisket
• Cast-Iron Baked Beans
• Cumin-Lime Shrimp Skewers

Packed with 70 inspiring color photos, this book provides everything you need to satisfy family and impress guests, including wood chip pairings, temperature guidelines and finishing techniques. Your electric smoker is the most convenient and affordable appliance for effortless, delicious barbecuing, and this book is its must-have manual.
Wendy O’Neal 
is the creator of the popular food and homemaking blog Around My Family Table. Her passion for sharing recipes and tips to help families gather around the supper table inspired her to begin the site in 2009. Wendy’s award-winning recipes have been featured on numerous online sites, including the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, FoxNews.com, MSN.com, Today.com, eHow, Epicurious, and many more. Wendy has also competed at the World Food Championships in the Food Blogger Division.
Wendy’s mom taught her to cook at an early age, but it wasn’t until college and marriage to her high school sweetheart that she really found her love of cooking and developed her culinary skills. She taught herself how to grill and smoke shortly after she married, and since then she and her husband have had something going in the smoker almost every weekend.
Wendy, her husband, and their two children live in Phoenix, Arizona. You can find Wendy at AroundMyFamilyTable.com, sharing her latest recipes, cooking tips, and homemaking ideas to help your family come together at the supper table.
Links
Twitter: @MyFamilyTable

The Cook's Comeuppance: A Duncan Dewar Mystery (Duncan Dewar Mysteries Book 3)

Hoping to combine work with pleasure and jumpstart his new company, Duncan takes a lucrative case in Spain investigating an accidental death at an exclusive artist enclave. Almost immediately he senses something is amiss. Did a chef use a stove to kill a cook? What other secrets lurk in the charming village and artist colony? Duncan must solve a murder without motive. Joined by family members and associates, can he crack the case? Travel with the Scottish detective as he experiences Spanish cuisine, culture, romance, and peril in Book 3 of the Duncan Dewar Mystery Series.
Victoria Benchley 
 lives with her husband of over twenty years and their two children on the West Coast of the United States. She grew up reading the classics and counts Dickens and the Bronte Sisters as her favorite authors. After a career in corporate America spanning public accounting, cash management, and real estate investments, at national and international firms, she chose to become a stay-at-home mom and full time taxi cab driver for her children. She is a Christian and enjoys quilting, cooking, and traveling (road trips included!), as well as reading and writing. Come football season, she can be found most Sunday afternoons enjoying an NFL game.
To join Victoria's exclusive mailing list please go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-J-Benchley/1556785297872222 and click on the Sign Up button, near the top. By doing so, you will receive the latest information about my new releases and free offers available only to my mailing list.
Books by Victoria Benchley include:

The Snail Man (A mystery of romantic suspense) at www.amazon.com/dp/B00O97FE9W
The Duncan Dewar Mystery Series
The Merlon Murders I (Book 1) - at www.amazon.com/dp/B00VGU2PTM
The Merlon Murders II (Book 2) - at www.amazon.com/dp/B00VMVL7M6
The Cook's Comeuppance (Book 3) - at www.amazon.com/dp/B012RNONIM
A Crime at the Bakery (short story) - at www.amazon.com/dp/B00W3AOJIE
The Laird's Labyrinth (Book 4) - at www.amazon.com/dp/B017X8MWJ8
The Christmas Contest (Book 5) - at www.amazon.com/dp/B017ZND8SA
Twitter: @vbenchley

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Laird's Labyrinth: A Duncan Dewar Mystery (Duncan Dewar Mysteries Book 4) Kindle Edition

 By all accounts, Lindisfarne Island in Northumberland is a special place. For more than a thousand years, visitors have sensed The Other there, more so than anywhere else. The veil between the physical and spiritual realms is known to be thin on Holy Island, an isolated spot cutoff from mainland England twice a day by the North Sea. When Scottish detective Duncan Dewar agrees to solve an age old mystery on the island, he has his doubts. Discovering clues hidden in an ancient labyrinth at Norcroft Manor and uncovering an almost century old murder could get him killed. Will he meet the same fate as his predecessor or discover an early monastery's hidden riches? Follow Duncan as he explores England's Cradle of Christianity while navigating romance, family relationships, and his latest nemesis, Viking.

About Victoria Benchley

Victoria Benchley lives with her husband of over twenty years and their two children on the West Coast of the United States. She grew up reading the classics and counts Dickens and the Bronte Sisters as her favorite authors. After a career in corporate America spanning public accounting, cash management, and real estate investments, at national and international firms, she chose to become a stay-at-home mom and full time taxi cab driver for her children. She is a Christian and enjoys quilting, cooking, and traveling (road trips included!), as well as reading and writing. Come football season, she can be found most Sunday afternoons enjoying an NFL game.

To join Victoria's exclusive mailing list please go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-J-Benchley/1556785297872222 and click on the Sign Up button, near the top. By doing so, you will receive the latest information about my new releases and free offers available only to my mailing list.

Books by Victoria Benchley include:
The Snail Man (A mystery of romantic suspense) at www.amazon.com/dp/B00O97FE9W

The Duncan Dewar Mystery Series
The Merlon Murders I (Book 1) - at www.amazon.com/dp/B00VGU2PTM
The Merlon Murders II (Book 2) - at www.amazon.com/dp/B00VMVL7M6
The Cook's Comeuppance (Book 3) - at www.amazon.com/dp/B012RNONIM
A Crime at the Bakery (short story) - at www.amazon.com/dp/B00W3AOJIE
The Laird's Labyrinth (Book 4) - at www.amazon.com/dp/B017X8MWJ8
The Christmas Contest (Book 5) - at www.amazon.com/dp/B017ZND8SA

Twitter:@vbenchley