Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Book Review, Blog Tour, and Giveaway: "Springs of Love" by Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good, and Thomas Nye

About the Book

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Book title: Springs of Love
Author: Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good, Thomas Nye
Release date: June 15, 2017
Genre: Amish
The Kissing Bridge
Escaping the past isn’t as easy as it should be…
Anna thought her bad decisions would fade into nothing after she vanished for a few months. Her motives would be clear, her mistakes erased, and she’d be able to rewrite her future the way she wanted. It didn’t work out the way she’d planned. Instead, she discovered her actions have consequences and they had to be paid.
Reuben loved Anna for as long as he could remember, but before he could get serious about courting her, his brother, Mark, won her away. But now she’s back and she beginning to pay the steep price for her mistakes. Reuben tries to help her as much as he can, and the decisions he makes will cost them both everything.

My Thoughts: This story kept my attention right from the start and I didn't want to stop reading. It is a quick read but didn't feel rushed. I seriously wanted to knock some heads to make them see reason!  I liked how she gave the clear message of salvation and the verses for the "Romans Road". I will definitely read more of Laura V. Hilton's books.
Sold on Love
When Lavina Fisher takes over the household while Mamm’s away, things go from bad to worse. And her younger brother, Stephen, is mostly to blame. Then an accident forces Lavina to face her fears—and her ex-boyfriend. Can she swallow her pride and accept Aaron’s help with the latest disaster?

My Thoughts: I enjoyed  reading this story. Just reading about all that Stephen did made me tired (and reminded me a bit of my youngest son). I liked the interactions between Aaron and Stephen. Even with it being a quick read, the characters grew by the end of the story.
Cowboys and Amish Girls
Rodeo cowboy, Truman Gunderson, had never met an Amish girl. Amish sisters, Faith, Hope, and Charity had yet to lay eyes on a real, live cowboy. That is until Truman’s galloping horse crosses paths with Charity’s runaway buggy. Truman is not the type to shy away from any challenge, but after he learns something about Faith, Hope, and especially Charity, he realizes that he has met his match.
My Thoughts: Thomas Nye has a unique writing style. The story starts right off with action and pulls you into wondering what is going on! Truman and Charity help each other grow into who they were meant to be and by the end of the story, they have changed from how they were at the beginning. The story was a bit repetitive with the "everyone got up and did their chores" for several chapters, but it wasn't that big of a deal. 

About the Authors

Laura pictureLaura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write and Putting on the New.
Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.
When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.
rachel goodRachel J. Good is the author of several Amish series in print or forthcoming—Sisters & FriendsLove & Promises, and two books in theHearts of Amish Country series—as well as the Amish Quilts Coloring Books and the contemporary novella, Angels Unaware, part of the Hope Chapel series. Visit Rachel at her website: www.racheljgood.com.

IMG_0731xThomas Nye writes novels about horses and Amish life, with a touch of romance, and a foundation of faith in Christ. He and his wife, Shari, live on her family farm where they raised five children. Their six grandchildren love to visit Karma and Karla, a team of draft horses which Thomas purchased from an Amish friend.

Guest post from Laura Hilton

The story behind The Kissing Bridge
The Snow Globe was released in November 2014 and almost immediately readers fell in love with Reuben and Anna, the grandparents in the story. They were secondary characters, but readers asked me to write their story – I put it on the back-burner, told God if He opens the doors I would, and didn’t really think of it again until I was asked to write a novella for this collection. I talked to the publisher of my Amish novels, they gave me permission, and a very close friend and I went back and reread The Snow Globe to remember all the important details about Reuben and Anna in that book. Then, with much prayer for God’s leading, I dived in. The Kissing Bridge is the result, and it was so much fun to write! If you are new to my writing, and want to know what happened to the main characters of The Kissing Bridge years down the road, then read The Snow Globe. If you have read The Snow Globe and were one of the many who asked for Reuben and Anna’s story, then read The Kissing Bridge.
The setting is actually a real covered bridge that I visited long years ago with my parents when we went on a camping trip and visited all the covered bridges and mills in driving distance of our camp-spot. That was before I cared that my family had come from the Amish and I wondered at all these people dressed as they were and driving horses and buggies!
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the story!

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Celebrate Lit Publishing is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b9c9

"Springs of Love" is available in paperback:
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 1, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1547109238
  • ISBN-13: 978-1547109234
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches


and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 3555 KB
  • Print Length: 227 pages
  • Publication Date: June 7, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071F8XZ6H

I got a free copy of this book for the tour. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received.

6 comments:

lollipops said...

thanks for the lovely review

Emma said...

This sounds like an interesting assortment of stories.

annie said...

Sounds interesting!

Trixi said...

Love the reviews for these books! Thanks for sharing about wonderful book collection.

Connie said...

I have enjoyed reading about this book. Thank you for being a part of this book tour.

Rachel G said...

Thanks so much for the nice review, Becky, and for hosting us on your blog!