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Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea: Crazy Faith Coffee at Family Christian

Last week I received a delicious treat in the mail, a sample bag of Crazy Faith Coffee Awakening Blend courtesy of Family Christian. Unfortunately, the seal on the bag came open in transit, so I did't get to brew a cup, but mannnn, did it smell divine! I am positive that coffee beans with such a fresh, rich scent would make nothing short of a heavenly cuppa joe! While it's too late to get this coffee shipped to you before Christmas, you can visit your local Family Christian store to check out the Crazy Faith Coffee and gifts.

The Refuge: An Inspirational Novel of Scotland by Regan Walker

The Refuge: An Inspirational Novel of Scotland
Regan Walker
Copyright 2016
Regan Walker Publishing
E-book available on Amazon

The Story:
“Master storytelling transports you to medieval Scotland!” – Paula Quinn, New York Times Bestselling Author 

For anyone whose faith has ever faltered…

Scotland 1072

The Norman Conqueror robbed Steinar of Talisand of his noble father and his lands, forcing him to seek refuge in Scotland while still recovering from a devastating wound. At the royal court, Steinar becomes scribe to the unlettered King of Scots while secretly regaining his skill with a sword.

The first time Steinar glimpses the flame-haired maiden, Catrìona of the Vale of Leven, he is drawn to her spirited beauty. She does not fit among the ladies who have come to serve the devout queen. Not pious, not obedient and not given to stitchery, the firebrand flies a falcon!

Catrìona has come to Malcolm’s court wounded in spirit from the vicious attack on her home by Northmen who slayed her parents a…

Festive Fiction: Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan

Miracle on 5th Avenue Sarah Morgan
Copyright 2016
Harlequin Books
ISBN: 9780373789344
Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Market, Mass Market Paperback

The Story:
It will take a Christmas miracle for two very different souls to find each other in this perfectly festive fairy tale of New York!

Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas. She might be spending the holidays alone this year, but when she's given an opportunity to house-sit a spectacular penthouse on Fifth Avenue, she leaps at the chance. What better place to celebrate than in snow-kissed Manhattan? What she didn't expect was to find the penthouse still occupied by its gorgeous—and mysterious—owner. 

Bestselling crime writer Lucas Blade is having the nightmare before Christmas. With a deadline and the anniversary of his wife's death looming, he's isolated himself in his penthouse with only his grief for company. He wants no interruptions, no decorations and he certainly doesn't appreciate…

Poldark Season Three Teaser Trailer!

Sooooo, I'll be the first to admit it, Ross Poldark is NOT my favorite character right now. In fact, after ~that~ season two scene, I'm pretty sure I will never be a fan of his again. However, this series has such a wealth of complex, interesting characters, that I am still very much looking forward to season three!

Will Dwight and Caroline's love continue to survive in spite of the obstacles thrown their way? Will Demelza continue to hold her own against Ross? Will Elizabeth and George move away and spare us all? I can't say as I've ever found a couple who were more deserving of each other. Hmmmm...those Warleggans sure are a nasty bunch, aren't they?

If you're wondering about all these characters so many have come to know and love (or hate!), take a peek at the trailer for season three! I'm so glad that the BBC has decided to bless us with a third season so soon after the second. I hope that PBS follows suit for its US viewers. Don't make us wait …

McNaught-E November: Exclusive Excerpt from Double Standards by Judith McNaught

As McNaught-E November draws to a close, I'm pleased to share one more amazing excerpt, this time from a standalone contemporary novel by Judith McNaught entitled Double Standards. If you're interested in reading excerpts from a few of McNaught's historical romances, be sure to follow the links below. I hope you've enjoyed reading these teaser chapters as much as I have! Let me know if you've read any of the books and share what you think of them in the comments section!

Excerpt from A Kingdom of Dreams
Excerpt from Whitney, My Love (scroll to bottom of linked post)
Excerpt from Once and Always

Double Standards
In the exclusive, glittering world of business superstars, Nick Sinclair is a legend. The ruggedly handsome president of Global Industries handles his business the way he handles his women—with charm, daring, and ruthless self-control. A man used to the very best, Nick hires Lauren Danner and assumes the proud beauty will soon be another eas…

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Healing of the Heart by Loree Lough

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About the Book When Ruby McCoy and her mother arrive in Fairplay and promptly move into the biggest mansion around, they are the talk of the town. But while Mrs. McCoy worries about ribbons, trunks, and wallpaper, Ruby rolls up her sleeves. Since the hanging of her notorious gangster father five years ago, Ruby, hiding under an assumed name, is on a mission to right her father’s wrongs. She is determined to spend every penny of her inherited “blood money” helping those who paid the price for her father’s crimes. But she didn’t plan on falling in love.

Sheriff Rex Truett doesn’t trust Ruby and doesn’t care who knows it. The keeper of Fairplay’s law and order makes it his business to find out why a stranger—especially a beautiful, rich, female stranger—would set up businesses, donate to schools, hire workmen to rebuild houses, and provide access to the best medical care. But when a cholera epidemic sweeps through the city, he is forced to reconsider.


McNaught-E November: Exclusive Excerpt from Once and Always by Judith McNaught

To celebrate the re-release of 14 classic novels and novellas from author Judith McNaught, a few bloggers will be posting exclusive excerpts from several of her books all month long for your reading pleasure! Hopefully, you can fill your e-readers with enough romance to last the entire holiday season. I've linked below to the first two exclusive excerpts for your convenience. Read on for this week's exclusive excerpt from Once and Always.
Excerpt from A Kingdom of Dreams
Excerpt from Whitney, My Love (scroll to bottom of linked post)
Once and Always 9781501145520 $7.99 Victoria Seaton, a blithe and fiercely independent orphan, leaves her home in America to travel across the vast Atlantic to claim her long-lost inheritance: a labyrinthine English estate named Wakefield. There she encounters her distant cousin, the notorious, proud, and mysterious Lord Jason Fielding. Drawn to his magnetic charisma, Victoria can’t help but suspect that like her, he harbors a dark and painful past. Ne…

Available Today! The Dare and the Doctor by Kate Noble (My Review + a 3 Book Giveaway!)

The Story:
Kate Noble
Pocket Books
Pub date: November 22, 2016
ISBN: 9781476749402
Price: $7.99
Mass Market Paperbound
A Winner Takes All Novel (#3)

National bestselling author Kate Noble’s THE DARE AND THE DOCTOR lures readers back to the dazzling, irresistible Winner Takes All Regency Romance series. Margaret Babcock has always been content with her quiet life in the country. But every now and then, she feels the urge to spread her wings. Her late mother used to whisper, “What’s the worst that could happen?” at the start of an adventure, and now Margaret’s continuing the tradition. So when Dr. Rhys Gray, her longtime correspondent on matters botanical, invites her to speak to the London Horticultural Society about her new rose hybrid, she accepts. She’s excited about her first visit to London, but even more so about getting to see her friend Dr. Gray. When she arrives, Rhys is eager to show her the wonders of the city, and the two spend many happy hours toget…

A Kingdom of Dreams -- a Prequel to Whitney, My Love: My Review

The giveaway is now closed, but visit my introduction to McNaught-E November post to learn more about all 14 updated e-books!
The Story:
Abducted from her convent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as “The Wolf,” his very name strikes terror in the hearts of his enemies. But proud Jennifer will have nothing to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, no matter what he threatens. Boldly she challenges his will—until the night he takes her in his powerful embrace, awakening in her an irresistible hunger. Suddenly Jennifer finds herself ensnared in a bewildering and seductive web of pride, passion, and overwhelming love. This beloved tale about two defiant hearts clashing in a furious battle of wills in the glorious age of chivalry “will stay in your heart forever and be a classic on your shelves” (RT Book Reviews, Top Pick).

Learn more about the book at the author's Facebook pa…

A Classic Romance, Updated: My Review of Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught

The Story:
Whitney, My Love stands as Judith McNaught's timeless bestseller -- a novel so rich with laughter, tears, and the power of dreams that millions of readers have returned to it again and again to savor its beauty and majesty. Under the dark, languorous eyes of Clayton Westmoreland, the Duke of Claymore, Whitney Stone grew from a saucy hoyden into a ravishingly sensual woman. Fresh from her triumphs in Paris society, she returned to England to win the heart of Paul, her childhood love . . . only to be bargained away by her bankrupt father to the handsome, arrogant duke. Outraged, she defies her new lord. But even as his smoldering passion seduces her into a gathering storm of desire, Whitney cannot -- and will not -- relinquish her dream of perfect love.

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My Thoughts:
This was my first time reading a book by Judith McNaug…

McNaught-E November: Exclusive Excerpt from A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught

Throughout the month of November, myself and a few other terrific book bloggers are celebrating the release of 14 classic Judith McNaught titles in e-book form! Last week, I shared the fabulous covers from all 14 books as well as an exclusive excerpt from historical romance Whitney, My Love. This week's excerpt is from the second book in the series, A Kingdom of Dreams! Enjoy!
Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win promo codes to download each of the 14 e-books! There are only 3 days left and the contest is open internationally! Good luck!

A Kingdom of Dreams 9781501145483 $7.99 Abducted from her convent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as “The Wolf,” his very name strikes terror in the hearts of his enemies. But proud Jennifer will have nothing to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, no matter what he threatens. Boldly she challenges his will—until the night he take…

Book Review + Giveaway! The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall

The Story:
The story takes place in the Gilded Age of Boston told through the eyes of Violet Hawthorne, an innocent woman with a generous heart who falls in love with a transformed crook turned Christian, Vance Everstone. Violets brother Ezra turns their deceased parents' New England country inn into a brothel to accommodate the nearby lumberjacks. Her reputation becomes compromised. She tries to salvage her good name and is forced into an engagement with Vance. As she prepares for a society wedding, Violet finds out her brother had staked her hand in marriage in a heated poker game with the shady Rowen Steele, and Ezra had lost. Now Rowen is determined to cash in on his IOU.

Read more about the books on Dawn's website!

My Thoughts:
Dawn Crandall's books are unique in the Christian fiction genre. A Cautious Maiden is more preachy than church on Sunday and also as pulse-pounding as a bodice ripper. I know, right!? You wouldn't think the combination would work, but Cranda…

Join Me For McNaught-E November + A Giveaway! 14 E-books!

Renee here, join me this November in reading these great Judith McNaught classics now in e-book formats with beautiful, updated covers and bonus content. I'm giving away all 14 e-book codes to one lucky winner! The winner will be able to use the codes (one promo code for each title) to download each of the 14 novels listed below. If you love to read romance, you'll be set for the rest of winter, so go ahead, fill out the Rafflecopter form below and cross your fingers! OPEN TO US RESIDENTS AND INTERNATIONALLY! For extra chances, visit the other blogs celebrating McNaught-E November listed below. You can enter on all blogs on the tour listed below, but you can only win once. If you have any questions about the giveaway or any of the books, please email me at steelergirl83(at)gmail(dot)com.

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We are excited to share with you that the fourteen Judith McNaught titles listed below are available for the first time in E-Book t…