Faith-Filled Friday

Welcome to Faith-Filled Friday! Please feel free to share a favorite Bible verse, inspirational poem, or a few sentences from one of your favorite Christian books. Authors may post an excerpt from any of their family friendly books. Today I’m sharing an excerpt with you from my novel, The Fearful Heart.

Cassidy stood at the window, watching the storm through sleepy eyes. Off in the distance, massive greenish-tinged clouds hovered in the sky as the rain saturated the ground. Loud claps of thunder pierced the dense air, and bold flashes of lightning illuminated the dorm room then returned it to darkness. The populous white ash and scarlet oak trees twisted and whipped in the wind, littering the ground with their stripped branches.

“It looks ominous out there. I hope we don’t get any tornadoes on campus.”

“Don’t worry,” Billie mumbled from underneath her blankets. “The university hasn’t texted a warning, or our cell phones would have beeped. And the tornado siren hasn’t gone off.”

“Not yet.” Cassidy bit her nail as she listened to the wind howl. “Oh, we would have to live on the top floor!”

She continued to watch the storm, listening to the church bells clang randomly every time the wind kicked up, and thinking of the verses in Job: Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them. The tempest comes out from its chamber, the cold from the driving winds.

Have a blessed weekend!

 

A Mother for Leah

Now available! Don’t miss this new release by Rachel L Miller.

Blurb:

Will Leah Fisher find love because of a buggy accident?

Could love soften her heart so that she is able to see her answered prayers in Naomi Yoder or will she drive a wedge between her father and the only woman he has shown interest in since Elisabeth Fisher’s death?

Leah Fisher lost her mother ten years ago. She is rapidly approaching womanhood and the lack is becoming more difficult every day.

Will she be able to recognize love when it’s right in front of her?

Could love be the key to Leah opening her heart, making room for the woman her father intends to marry… or will she stubbornly cling to the memory of her own mother?

Will Leah be able to let go of her own ideas and realize that God truly does know best for her or will she allow love to slip through her fingers, destroying Samuel Fisher and Naomi Yoder’s happiness at the same time?

Author Bio:

Rachel L Miller writes sweet Amish romance with a focus on faith, family, and friendship.

She feels very strongly that God has led her to live a simpler lifestyle – thus her deep kinship with the plain people. She enjoys spending time with her family and doing fun, simple things like swimming, making sun tea, sitting outside watching the sunrise or listening to rain fall on the tin roof.

Rachel enjoys writing Amish fiction and hopes that the purity of her stories will allow God’s message to shine through more clearly. She also writes Contemporary Inspirational Romance – and with all of her stories she focuses on presenting romance the way God intended it to be.

Readers can connect with Rachel on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads and her website: rlmauthor.com

Website: http://rlmauthor.com

Amazon:   https://www.amazon.com/Rachel-L-Miller/e/B072FT9SFP

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Purchase links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mother-Leah-Windy-Wishes-Book-ebook/dp/B072FT6PJY

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-mother-for-leah-rachel-l-miller/1126615403?ean=9780998169279

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-mother-for-leah/id1231203953

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-mother-for-leah

Universal: https://books2read.com/amfl2017/

Happy Reading!

 

Faith-Filled Friday

Welcome to Faith-Filled Friday! Please feel free to share a favorite Bible verse, inspirational poem, or a few sentences from one of your favorite Christian books. Authors may post an excerpt from any of their family friendly books. One day when I was shopping, I came across bottles of Bubble Up pop for sale. The name reminded me of a song I used to sing in Sunday school. Does anyone else remember singing this song?

Bubble Up for Jesus,

Bubble Up.

Bubble Up for Jesus,

Everybody bubble up.

 

Show the world you care,

By the love you share.

Bubble Up For Jesus,

Everybody bubble up.

 

“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:14

“For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.” Revelation 7:17

Have a blessed weekend!

 

 

 

Out of My League

This new release by Jennifer McCoy Blaske is only 99 cents! Out of My League is the second book in the Madison Musicians series.

Blurb:

College freshman Annie O’Connor gets the opportunity of a lifetime when she’s hired to play keyboard alongside the amazing guitarist, Scott Stewart. He’s the perfect guy and she’s determined to get him to notice her as more than another musician.

In her quest to woo a guy who’s clearly out of her league, she stumbles across an Internet article called “5 Ways to Make a Guy Go Crazy Over You.” Maybe this is just the answer Annie is looking for.

However, Annie soon finds out that there are never easy solutions to life’s challenges, and that relationships — and people — are more complicated than she originally thought.

Author Bio:

When Jennifer McCoy Blaske isn’t writing, she works as a professional piano player for weddings and other events in the Atlanta area.

She has three kids, two cats, and one husband. Her TV shows of choice these days include The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidtt with her daughters and The Monkees with her 11 year old son. Jennifer and her daughters are patiently waiting for the second season of Stranger Things.

Get your copy at https://www.amazon.com/Out-League-Madison-Musicians-Book-ebook/dp/B072YVSP9L

Happy Reading!

 

Masquerading Our Love

If you’re looking for a sweet teenage romance story to read, then check out Masquerading Our Love by Audrey Rich!

Blurb:

Junior year has been tough on Thalía Reynari.

A new high school, trying to fit in with new friends, schoolwork, family commitments. With everything going on in her life, Thalía could use a break, an adventure.

So when Thalía meets Christopher Cooper, the most gorgeous guy in town, her life should change for the better, right?

Don’t bet on it.

Thalía and Christopher find themselves caught in the middle of a simmering feud that’s kept the two families apart for a decade. And no one is sure if young love will be enough to bridge this divide.

As they hide their relationship behind masks Thalía must decide if this new love is worth losing her parents’ approval.

Excerpt:

We stood, our hands clasped. Hope filled his eyes. “Remember, I’ll always be your lighthouse against any storm, no matter how severe.” He planted a kiss on my open mouth and winked. “I’ll text you after eight.”

The lights of his car disappeared, but I didn’t head in. Holding the column for strength, the one I needed to continue with this masquerade, my brain again went into overdrive.

What if my dad gets really upset? Well, at least now he knows him. Hopefully he won’t freak when he finds out; although he might be more disappointed than angry at our deception. What a potential catastrophe. He’s my own lighthouse against any storm. My lighthouse.

What readers are saying:

“Was transported to a sweeter time as I read this book. Got caught up in the innocence and complexity of pre-adult characters. And I languished in their sincerity. Have to applaud the author on a well-written adventure into first Love, and beyond. But even more… Thanks for reminding me of the purity of love at the apex of discovery. WELL-DONE!” S. Clarke

“This is a great YA novel!! I bought the book for my 14 year old daughter and it’s perfect! I loved the fact that it is smut-free but still filled with teen romance.… Kudos to the author given this was her first book. I am looking forward to Ms. Rich’s future work for my daughter to read.” V.C.

What other authors are saying:

“A classy, beautifully written novel….Great achievement for this author’s first novel.” Vivan Towers, author of Shui Gui.

“Audrey Rich has written the perfect romance for the awkward teen in all of us. Full of longing, honesty, and hope, Masquerading Our Love is a satisfying and delightful read.” Liwen Ho, International Bestselling Author of Kisses, Kids and Bundles of Joy.

“This is a sweet story about two teenage students…” CeeCee James, author of Wrecked and Yours.

Author Bio:

Audrey Rich is a New York City transplant living in South Florida, who writes sweet YA and NA Contemporary Romances and is an avid reader of novels where love conquers all.

She’s married to her own happily-ever-after Hero, is an inactive CPA, and a stay-at-home mom homeschooling her teenage daughter.

Audrey enjoys volunteering with children of all ages at church and teaching the Junior Achievement curriculums at local middle and high schools. She also loves to travel with her family.

Her first novel is Masquerading Our Love, which she started writing one night when she was too wired to sleep. It took her three months to write and five years to finally publish it.

Audrey’s first YA short story, Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire, is in the free You & Me Forever: A Sweet Romance Collection with seven other writers. Released on the 25th of April it hit number one in Amazon’s Top 100 Free slot for the Teen and YA Contemporary Romance category for numerous days.

She is currently writing Part 2 of Thinking About Love and hopes to have it published by late summer.

You can follow her at:

goaudreyrich.wordpress.com

amazon.com/Audrey-Rich/e/B01M3R7JP

facebook.com/AudreyRichAuthor

goodreads.com/author/show/16025219.Audrey_Rich

twitter.com/goaudreyrich

instagram.com/goaudreyrich

Get your copy at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Masquerading-Love-Stonehaven-High-Book-ebook/dp/B01N09BGWD

Happy Reading!