To all the people who have ever struggled with low self-esteem, really to everyone everywhere.
Geen categorie / 15 October 2017

About three weeks ago I received some terrible, heartbreaking news. One of the mothers of a friend of my youngest son had passed away after losing her battle to cancer. Her funeral was held on the following Friday, and naturally my son and I attended the service to offer support to his friend and his two older sisters. During the service my heart broke for those three children sitting there. As a mother, I couldn’t even begin to comprehend what it must be like to know you are going to die, and you need to say goodbye to your own flesh and blood. I saw her oldest daughter of eleven get up, and with such elegance and grace give a heartfelt eulogy of the mother she had lost. She spoke of the fond memories they made, the great love they shared, the great example she was, and how these precious children miss her beyond what they can even feel within their own hearts.   The tears were streaming down my cheeks, and I find it hard to keep myself in check as I write this down again. What stood out to me the most that day, was the pictures they…

Game Changer Book Blast + $ 100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway
Geen categorie / 12 October 2017

  Game Changer by Charissa Stastny Meridee Mansford wants nothing to do with the popular crowd. She’s comfortable being invisible. But that doesn’t stop her from dreaming about the hunky football player who visits the campus ice cream shop where she works. Still, she’s smart enough to know he’d never notice a girl like her, and she’d never want him even if he did. Too much unwelcome attention. Parker Harrington basks in the glory that’s been his since the game-changing passes he caught that pushed his team into the national spotlight. Sticky Fingers is his media moniker now, and the cheerleaders who used to ignore him when he sat the bench have become his most devoted fans. But when he accidentally crashes into a quiet coed and covers her in orange chicken, it throws off his offensive game. As fate, ice cream, and orange chicken throw the opposites together, will Parker continue keeping company with women he knows are only using him for his fame, or will he change up the game and risk his heart on a genuine girl who despises the attention he craves? Praise for the Book “A fun and flirty new adult romance. It’s a sweet…

Game Changer By Charissa Stastny
Geen categorie / 5 October 2017

I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reader copy of this book, and read it at amazing speed. This book was a real page turner! Book Meridee Mansford wants nothing to do with the popular crowd. She’s comfortable being invisible. But that doesn’t stop her from dreaming about the hunky football player who visits the campus ice cream shop where she works. Still, she’s smart enough to know he’d never notice a girl like her, and she’d never want him even if he did. Too much unwelcome attention. Parker Harrington basks in the glory that’s been his since the game-changing passes he caught pre-season that pushed his team into the national spotlight. Sticky Fingers is his media moniker now, and the cheerleaders who used to ignore him when he sat the bench have become his most devoted fans. But when he accidentally crashes into a quiet coed and covers her in orange chicken, it throws off his offensive game and makes him question why he’s drawn to a princess when he already has the queen. As fate, ice cream, and orange chicken throw the opposites together, they will discover that skin deep perfection can’t compare to the true beauty…

Twenty-two and counting, what I learned this time around.
Geen categorie / 24 September 2017

About two years ago I shared a special post with you, telling you about a very personal part of myself. In case you missed it, I wrote about my yearly goals, especially the fact that each year I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover. This started as a personal and very small goal as a young teenager. After receiving my own strong testimony of the book, I committed to reading it each year, and up to this date, have been strict in following up with that promise to myself. Last Wednesday, on the 20th of September 2017 I read the final verse in Moroni 10 , and once again was overcome with the overwhelming feeling of the truthfulness of this book. This past nine months have been months of many ups and a few downs, and also a few changes. I have had to push myself to smile through the harder days, to try to figure out the lessons and growth I needed to achieve during the changes, and to stop and smell the roses more often. One constant in all of these months, has been my reading and studying of my scriptures. As always it was mostly…

The Pursuit of Lady Harriett by Rachael Anderson Blog Tour
Geen categorie / 19 September 2017

The Pursuit of Lady Harriett by Rachael Anderson When wills clash and hearts collide, who will reign victorious? Termed an Incomparable during her first London season, Lady Harriett Cavendish is beautiful, spirited, and confident, capturing the attention of a great many suitors. Unfortunately, they all failed to capture her attention, and she concluded the season as unattached as she’d begun it. Only weeks prior to her second season, Harriett encounters Lieutenant Christopher Jamison while visiting Tanglewood Manor. Recently returned from war, the lieutenant is everything that Harriett’s previous suitors were not. He’s arrogant, ungentlemanly, irritating, and challenges her at every opportunity. When he goes too far, Harriett decides that it’s time to turn the tables on him. But as she sets out to put the lieutenant in his place once and for all, she discovers there is more to him than meets the eye, and when it comes to matters of the heart, she has no control whatsoever. EXCERPT Harriett looked at what remained of the cake. Apparently, he didn’t intend to finish it off after all, so she collected their forks and stood. “Forgive me for saying so, but you look quite done in, Chris. If you do not…

Perfectly You by Robin Daniels Blog Tour
Geen categorie / 12 September 2017

  Perfectly You by Robin Daniels Ivy Nixon is the student body Vice President at Franklin High School. Each year, the school holds a date auction to raise funds for the senior class graduation party, and this year, Ivy’s in charge. Planning the event is a huge task and Ivy is determined to prove she can get the job done right. Unfortunately, she’s still one participant short and her deadline is looming. Andy Walker, her cute but socially reclusive art class table mate, is her last resort. He may not be popular, but he’s funny, talented, and full of surprises. With a makeover and some major social marketing, Ivy is sure he could fetch a decent price at the auction. Andy reluctantly agrees to help, but the more time Ivy spends with him, the more her feelings shift from professional to romantic in nature. To top it off, she’s done her marketing so well, that other girls are starting to notice Andy too. Come auction time, will Ivy be able to let him go to the highest bidder? Or will she find a way to keep him for herself… Content Description: This is a stand-alone YA contemporary romance with companion…

The Pursuit of Lady Harriett by Rachael Anderson Book Blast + $75 Giveaway
Geen categorie / 29 August 2017

The Pursuit of Lady Harriett by Rachael Anderson When wills clash and hearts collide, who will reign victorious? Termed an Incomparable during her first London season, Lady Harriett Cavendish is beautiful, spirited, and confident, capturing the attention of a great many suitors. Unfortunately, they all failed to capture her attention, and she concluded the season as unattached as she’d begun it. Only weeks prior to her second season, Harriett encounters Lieutenant Christopher Jamison while visiting Tanglewood Manor. Recently returned from war, the lieutenant is everything that Harriett’s previous suitors were not. He’s arrogant, ungentlemanly, irritating, and challenges her at every opportunity. When he goes too far, Harriett decides that it’s time to turn the tables on him. But as she sets out to put the lieutenant in his place once and for all, she discovers there is more to him than meets the eye, and when it comes to matters of the heart, she has no control whatsoever.   Excerpt The corners of the man’s eyes crinkled in a mild show of amusement. “Lady Harriett, I presume?” Rather than look at her with appreciation as most men did, he appeared amused. At her nod, he tucked his hands behind his…

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Right Next To Me by Rachel Ward Blog Tour
Geen categorie / 26 August 2017

About the book The only thing Sydney doesn’t love about her new college life is the fact that her amazing boyfriend, Gavin, is all the way across the country at Yale. When she returns home for break, Sydney quickly discovers there’s more to her relationship with her best friend, James, than she thought. Now she’s faced with an impossible choice: her perfect boyfriend or the perfectly flawed boy who has loved her all along.   About the author Rachel Turner Ward graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho, graduating with an Bachelor’s in Arts of English, with an emphasis in Literary Studies. She has contributed to several online publications, including Mormon Mommy Blogs and SheSteals as well as Healthy Mom Magazine. She has written a personal blog since 2009, Trapped Between a Scream and a Hug. Her first novel, Dear Jane, was published in 2016.   Review Ward’s first book Dear Jane sucked me in, and took me by a major surprise. So naturally when I got the opportunity to read her second book, I jumped at the chance to get my hands on it, and dig in. Once again Ward delivers a fun, enthralling tale, that had me at the very…

Perfectly You by Robin Daniels Book Blast + $50 Giveaway
Geen categorie / 25 August 2017

  Perfectly You by Robin Daniels Ivy Nixon is the student body Vice President at Franklin High School. Each year, the school holds a date auction to raise funds for the senior class graduation party, and this year, Ivy’s in charge. Planning the event is a huge task and Ivy is determined to prove she can get the job done right. Unfortunately, she’s still one participant short and her deadline is looming. Andy Walker, her cute but socially reclusive art class table mate, is her last resort. He may not be popular, but he’s funny, talented, and full of surprises. With a makeover and some major social marketing, Ivy is sure he could fetch a decent price at the auction. Andy reluctantly agrees to help, but the more time Ivy spends with him, the more her feelings shift from professional to romantic in nature. To top it off, she’s done her marketing so well, that other girls are starting to notice Andy too. Come auction time, will Ivy be able to let him go to the highest bidder? Or will she find a way to keep him for herself… Content Description: This is a stand-alone YA contemporary romance with companion…

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The Conclave by Tenille Berezay Blog Tour
Geen categorie / 17 July 2017

I read part one in this trilogy a little over a year ago, and I have been eagerly following all updates on this series. When part two dropped into my inbox I freaked, and then the inevitable wait for part three again was excruciating. Finally I can say I read it all, and WOW, what a tale! Book Having escaped the dangers of The Keep, Desiree is determined to free Blake. But when a government-enhanced converter goes rogue, the ensuing battle for power, control, and lives makes Blake’s rescue a secondary mission. As Desiree struggles to overcome past demons and new, stifling expectations, she faces converters more powerful, dangerous, and desperate than ever. To protect those she loves, redeem the convergence, overtake The Keep, and honor the Conclave, Desiree will have to redefine her future. THE CONCLAVE is the intense, action-packed final book in the Converters trilogy; the conclusion of Desiree’s journey. Review Once again we are immersed into the world of converters, with Desiree Morgan struggling to fit into a world she didn’t choose, but where she most certainly belongs. Blake is being held captive in The Keep whilst Desiree and Denny work hard to figure out a way…