Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas, Wendell Mettey {$0.99}

Lost and Found, Stories of Christmas is a collection of stories written by Reverend Wendell Mettey for his congregations. While written over a span of years, the stories have a timelessness that appeals to readers of all ages. These simple stories share the emotional journey of characters whose struggles with doubts, fears and resentments cause them to lose hope, but who ultimately find a great gift through the discovery of the true meaning of Christmas. Readers will recognize their own anxieties and concerns in the reactions of the characters and celebrate with them their triumph as they discover the joy of giving… the true spirit of Christmas.

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Chasing Heaven Complete Series Boxed Set (Amish Romance), Becca Fisher {$0.99}

 

Hannah Bieler’s wedding is more than just cause for celebration. It gets her sisters wondering when they will get married, who they’ll fall in love with, or whether God has other plans for them entirely. But it becomes clear that although the Amish are simple people, their love lives are anything but.

This six part collection features “Chasing Heaven,” “Lord Willing,” “Waiting On A Prayer,” “Leap Of Faith,” and “Keeping Faith.”

What readers are saying:

If you’re looking for a really good read then I recommend Chasing Heaven. — Kat Perkins

Chasing Heaven was a very pleasant read as it was nice to get a fresh perspective on a new type of romance; Amish romance. — Ricky Hansen

This book will bring you to tears as you walk through the lives of the 2 main characters. — Collenn Chupp

The average Amazon Review is currently 3.6 stars {29 reviews}.

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THE FRUGAL FIND OF THE DAY: Nickels, Karen Baney {$2.99}

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Description of The Nickels:

Niki Turner has finally arrived. Her career as a Software Engineer is soaring–she has just been offered the company’s most sought after account, Helitronics. Life would be perfect, if she could stop her roommate from playing matchmaker.

Then Kyle Jacobs mysteriously re-enters her life. As painful memories resurface, his presence turns her life upside down and threatens to waylay her career. She must find a way to work with him–after all, he’s the helicopter flight consultant for the new flight control system she’s coding.

Can she forget the past and see him as the new man he has become? Or will her resentment keep her from finding what she has always been searching for?

This contemporary Christian romance novel is an upbeat and compelling story set in the Phoenix Metro Area. Karen Baney shows a new side to her writing with great wit and banter between the main characters. Inspired by her love of romance and of computers, this story takes readers on a journey filled with laughter and tears.

 

Accolades:

“Karen Baney weaves a wonderful and enjoyable romance with realistic and believable characters you will grow to love as family. Nickels is an intriguing story that will capture you in the very first pages and keep you engrossed until the end.” –Readers Favorite Reviews

Reviews:

Nickels currently has an Amazon reader review rating of 4.3 stars from 49 reviews. Read the reviews here.

 

An excerpt from Nickels:

When Niki stood, her back and legs were stiff. How long had she been sitting there? Glancing at the clock on her computer, it was three hours later than the last time she checked. Crazy how she could completely lose track of time when she was deep in the zone, coding.
She stepped from the tall cube and ran straight into Kyle. Coffee flew from his hand and down the front of her shirt. She looked down. Drat. Her new lilac colored shirt turned purple-brown as the coffee soaked in. Of course it was her new shirt. She’d only worn it once before.
“Sorry,” Kyle said. “Wait here. Let me get some paper towels or something.”
He set what little was left of his coffee on her desk before he hobbled off to the break room. She grabbed it and tossed it in the trash and followed behind him, pausing briefly at Doug’s desk.
“Run into a coffee cart?” Doug teased.
“More like run over by a Kyle-sized coffee cart. I’ll be back in a minute. Try not to add too many bugs to the code while I’m gone, ‘kay?”
As she hurried down the hall, Doug fired back, “Ha! I’m the bug masher!”
She smiled as she opened the door to the break room only to run into Kyle a second time. Her smile was instantly swallowed by a frown.
“Really, we have to stop meeting like this,” he said stepping back. He offered her a wad of paper towels. “People are gonna talk.”
The humor in his voice was evident, but Niki was not in the mood. She snatched the towels from his hand and turned her back so she faced the wall, trying to modestly wipe down her front. She felt his eyes on her and glanced over her shoulder.
“Don’t you have someplace to be?”
“Nope.”
“Are you sure?”
She finished mopping up her shirt and tossed the towels in the trash. When she turned around to face him, he smiled that blasted charming smile. She wanted to smack it off his face.
“I was actually on my way to see you.”
“Oh, so the coffee attack was intentional then.”
“I was coming to see you about an issue, before heading out for lunch.”
“I was on my way to help Doug, who by now has grown worried thinking I’ve been kidnapped by aliens or something. Can you stop by later? Or just email me?”
Kyle muttered something under his breath.
She didn’t wait for a real answer before leaving the break room.
When she stepped into Doug’s cube, he commented again on her appearance. “Oh, look, lilac and coffee brown go so good together. You might just have hit on a new fashion trend.”
“Shut it.”
“I agree.” Kyle’s voice sounded from behind her. “You could make a fortune with that.”
Was he stalking her now? Had she not made it clear she would talk to him later?
“Have you seen my coffee?”
She pointed to her shirt with a furious look and raised eyebrow. “I’m pretty sure I am well acquainted with your coffee. Now, if you don’t mind, I have some work to do.”
“I meant my coffee cup. I thought I set it down somewhere around here.”
“Go look in my cube then.” She shooed him away.

 

Nickels is available for purchase at:

 Amazon Kindle for $2.99

 

Connect with Karen Baney:

Website: http://www.karenbaney.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-Baney-Books/138412459527446?ref=hl

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THE FRUGAL FIND OF THE DAY: The Color of Heaven, Julianne MacLean {$3.89}

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Description of The Color of Heaven:

A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter’s unexpected illness and her husband’s shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold dark depths of the water, a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie’s past, and teaches her what it means to truly live…and love.

Full of surprising twists and turns and a near-death experience that will leave you breathless, this story is not to be missed.

 

Accolades:

“A box of tissues should be included in the purchase price of this book…. I finished THE COLOR OF HEAVEN in a matter of hours, but I’ve no doubt the read and the lessons imparted through Sophie’s story will stay with me… probably forever. THE COLOR OF HEAVEN is an incredibly poignant and unbelievably gripping novel, deserving Romance Junkies’ highest rating.” –FIVE BLUE RIBBONS – Chris at Romance Junkies

“A gripping, emotional tale you’ll want to read in one sitting.” – New York Times bestselling author, Julia London

“Brilliantly poignant mainstream tale.” – 4 ½ starred review, Romantic Times


Amazon Reader Reviews:

The Color of Heaven currently has a Amazon reader review rating of 4.5 stars, with 91 reviews! Read the reviews here!

 

The Color of Heaven is available for purchase at:

Amazon Kindle for $3.89


Excerpt from The Color of Heaven:

Not long after I crossed the border into New Hampshire, the temperature plummeted. If I had been out walking, I would have felt it on my cheeks. The chill would have entered my throat and lungs, but I was strapped tightly into the cozy confines of my vehicle with the heat blasting out of the dashboard vents, and was therefore shielded from the conditions outside. I will always wonder what brought that deer out onto the road just as the puddles from the melting snow turned to ice. I saw her out of the corner of my eye, galloping onto the pavement, and my whole body went rigid.

Wrenching the steering wheel left to avoid her, I hit the brakes at the same time, which was, of course, the worst thing I could have done.

The car whipped around 180 degrees, so I was now facing the oncoming headlights from the vehicles traveling behind me. My tires skimmed sideways across the pavement toward the shoulder of the road.

I remember everything in excruciating detail, the noise especially, as my car rolled five times down the steep embankment. Glass shattered and smashed. Steel collapsed. The world spun in dizzying circles in front of my eyes, so I shut them and gripped the steering wheel hard, bracing my body against the jarring impact as the roof collapsed over the passenger side and the windows blew out.

Down I went, tumbling and bouncing over the rocks like a stone skipping across water.

Then all at once, it was over.

There was only white noise in my ears, and the thunderous sound of my heartbeat.

I opened my eyes to find myself hanging upside down in my seatbelt, with the side of my head wedged up against the roof.

The engine was still running. Other sounds emerged. Music blasted from the radio – an old favorite song of mine from the 80’s, The Killing Time, which was ironic, but in that heart-stopping moment, I was not that reflective. All I could think of was getting out of there.

Panic hit me. Hard. I felt trapped, frantic to escape, and began to thrash about.

I groped for the red button on the seatbelt buckle, but my hands were shaking so badly, I couldn’t push it.

My breaths came faster and faster.

I cried out, but no one heard.

Then suddenly, out of nowhere, a whip cracked. The vehicle shuddered.

I froze and tried to see past the smashed windshield in front of me. Everything outside the car was pure white, covered in snow.

If only I knew where I was. If only I could see something beyond the broken glass.

But it didn’t matter what I could, or could not, see. I knew what was happening…

My car was sitting on its roof, resting on a frozen lake. The crack of the whip was the sound of the ice breaking.

Creak… Groan…

My SUV shifted and began to slowly tip sideways…


The Color of Heaven is available for purchase at:

Amazon Kindle for $3.89


Connect with Julianne MacLean:

Website: http://www.juliannemaclean.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/JulianneMacLean

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THE FRUGAL FIND OF THE DAY: A Hand To Hold, Carree Lee Bell {FREE!}

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Description of A Hand To Hold:

How can a mother reject her own child? How can a man give you safety and security one day, and be gone the next? How can a God who promises to never leave you nor forsake you allow it all to happen?

Michelle has learned to finally come to grips with lifes disappointments; she’s given up on God, because she feels he’s given up on her. but when Manny goes missing, can Michelle open up her heart, and allow God to see her through this tradgedy?


Accolade:

By Trish - Amazon Review

I found this book to be a refreshing change to the normal inspirational books out there. I was encouraged to continue my witness to those I come in contact with, as I don’t know the struggles they are facing. If they find life too hard to deal with, the Holy Spirit may direct them to me because of what they have seen in me and I may be able to help win them back to Christ.

I think it is a great gift to any mother especially with Mothers Day coming up. It will help teach moms that we should not shelter ourselves and our children so tightly that when trouble comes we have no support group. We must open our hearts up to love and to live.


Review Ratings:

A Hand To Hold currently has a review rating of 4 stars from 1 review. Read the reviews here.


A Hand To Hold is available for purchase at:

Amazon Kindle for FREE!

 

An excerpt from A Hand To Hold:

Chapter One

Family was important to Michelle, even if she wasn’t close to her own. She had gladly given up her nursing career for Ross and the boys. She enjoyed the days she had spent with them; reading to them, and teaching the kid’s phonics, colors and their numbers. Best of all for her though, were the nature hikes. Her sons, Jason and Manny had coined them “Adventures into Nature”.

These were times where together they would discover tadpoles in their own back pond, or a beehive developing in the old lamppost out front.

“Why’d the bees pick our lamp?” Manny had inquired. His inquiry would lead to the three of them marching inside to the computer, and the discovery would begin. Together they unraveled the mysteries to many of their questions, like why bees built hives and the duties of the drone, worker and queen bees; or even the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a lovely yellow and black specked butterfly. Reading up on the butterflies encouraged the children to convince Michelle to start a butterfly garden from painted lady caterpillars. When the caterpillars had emerged into beautiful yellow and black spotted butterflies, the children let them out of their netted habitat and into the yard. Manny continued to look up into the sky for what seemed like hours swearing that he could still see each one of their speckled friends. Life she had thought couldn’t get any better. In one tragic event she was ironically proven right.

Ross her husband of seven years was killed, and so died all their dreams and plans for the future.


A Hand To Hold is available for purchase at:

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Connect with Carree Lee Bell:

Twitter: @carreelee

THE FRUGAL FIND OF THE DAY: A Hand To Hold, Carree Lee Bell {$0.99}

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Description of A Hand To Hold:

How can a mother reject her own child? How can a man give you safety and security one day, and be gone the next? How can a God who promises to never leave you nor forsake you allow it all to happen?

Michelle has learned to finally come to grips with lifes disappointments; she’s given up on God, because she feels he’s given up on her. but when Manny goes missing, can Michelle open up her heart, and allow God to see her through this tradgedy?


Accolade:

By Trish - Amazon Review

I found this book to be a refreshing change to the normal inspirational books out there. I was encouraged to continue my witness to those I come in contact with, as I don’t know the struggles they are facing. If they find life too hard to deal with, the Holy Spirit may direct them to me because of what they have seen in me and I may be able to help win them back to Christ.

I think it is a great gift to any mother especially with Mothers Day coming up. It will help teach moms that we should not shelter ourselves and our children so tightly that when trouble comes we have no support group. We must open our hearts up to love and to live.


Review Ratings:

A Hand To Hold currently has a review rating of 4 stars from 1 review. Read the reviews here.


A Hand To Hold is available for purchase at:

Amazon Kindle for $0.99

 

An excerpt from A Hand To Hold:

Chapter One

Family was important to Michelle, even if she wasn’t close to her own. She had gladly given up her nursing career for Ross and the boys. She enjoyed the days she had spent with them; reading to them, and teaching the kid’s phonics, colors and their numbers. Best of all for her though, were the nature hikes. Her sons, Jason and Manny had coined them “Adventures into Nature”.

These were times where together they would discover tadpoles in their own back pond, or a beehive developing in the old lamppost out front.

“Why’d the bees pick our lamp?” Manny had inquired. His inquiry would lead to the three of them marching inside to the computer, and the discovery would begin. Together they unraveled the mysteries to many of their questions, like why bees built hives and the duties of the drone, worker and queen bees; or even the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a lovely yellow and black specked butterfly. Reading up on the butterflies encouraged the children to convince Michelle to start a butterfly garden from painted lady caterpillars. When the caterpillars had emerged into beautiful yellow and black spotted butterflies, the children let them out of their netted habitat and into the yard. Manny continued to look up into the sky for what seemed like hours swearing that he could still see each one of their speckled friends. Life she had thought couldn’t get any better. In one tragic event she was ironically proven right.

Ross her husband of seven years was killed, and so died all their dreams and plans for the future.


A Hand To Hold is available for purchase at:

Amazon Kindle for $0.99


Connect with Carree Lee Bell:

Twitter: @carreelee

Running Home (Second Chances), Barbara Ellen Brink {FREE!}

Ivy’s husband has always been a cheat and a liar, but when he gets caught up in a game of espionage he flees the country with his latest bimbo, and Ivy has finally had enough. She packs up the kids and moves back to her hometown to escape the fallout. Trouble is – her problems don’t stay behind in California, but follow her all the way to Omaha, Nebraska.

The FBI is tracking her every move, hoping she’ll lead them to her fugitive husband, while evil men threaten her family’s safety if she doesn’t give them what they want.

Agent Samson Sinclair is assigned to keep an eye on Ivy. He is her only ally against threats and suspicions that come from every side. But can he keep their relationship professional when he finds himself falling for the woman he’s supposed to be protecting?

Ivy’s attempt to assemble the broken pieces of her life may prove harder than she anticipated. Especially on her own. When the past intrudes on the present Ivy is forced to deal with why she ran from God in the first place and whether faith, once lost, can ever really be found again.

What readers are saying:

“The story line was captivating, suspenseful, and fun, you just didn’t know what was going to happen next. You fall in love with the characters and feel like you know them by the time the story is done.”

“Another ‘hard to put down’ novel by Ms. Brink-she has a way with words, and keeps it coming quickly!! Running Home is definitely a 5 star book, it seems the writings just get better with every story! So excited to continue with the sequel!”

The average Amazon reader review is currently 4.5 stars {6 reviews}.

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{PLUS!} Alias Raven Black, Book 2 of the  Second Chances Series is now available for just $3.99!

Split Sense, Barbara Ellen Brink {$4.99}

When a senator and pharmaceutical giant partner to experiment with a new drug on pregnant women, they tap into a world they never knew existed – the supernatural touching the natural – and it will cost the innocent more than they know.

Split Sense interweaves the lives of two families, twins separated at birth, and two different but powerful gifts that each child discovers which impacts their lives and others in unbelievable ways.

Zander Howard has been able to hear the thoughts of those around him for as long as he can remember. Sometimes he is overwhelmed with feelings of anger, joy, or fear that is not his own. He tastes words, feels sounds, is surrounded with voices in the dark of night. He is Howard Pharmaceutical’s prize guinea pig. He wishes to be free of the company and their mind games, but his father is caught up in their web of deceit and can’t bring the Company down without destroying his family in the process.

Emma Tatum has been sheltered in a small town with loving parents who have no idea she’s not their own flesh and blood. She also has a gift. The ability to heal with music. She sees colors of mercy and grace fly from her fingers with each note she plays.

When the twins are reunited, nothing will stop them from seeking the truth about their origins, but someone is willing to commit murder to keep the project secret, while others want to possess the power of the twins.

For a boy who has been used his entire life, learning to trust isn’t easy. But through Emma, Zander has a glimpse of a loving God whose plan of providence has brought them together at just the right time.

(This is a thriller with Christian elements, people struggling with faith to reconcile events in the storyline. Just as the real world has believers and unbelievers, my fictional world is populated with the same.)

Barbara Ellen Brink is also the author of the Fredrickson Winery mystery novels, “Entangled” and “Crushed.”

What readers are saying:

“So many twists and turns, good and evil characters, tear jerking emotions, elation, dejection, the story keeps you on the edge the whole way through.”

“Once you start the book you will not want to put it down until you are finished. What a surprise at the ending! Chilling!”

The average Amazon reader review is currently 5 stars {2 reviews}.

O Little Town: A Novel, Don Reid {FREE!}

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In a small town at Christmas, three families find themselves muddling their way through the challenges of life: marriage, illness, bad decisions, friendship, faith, forgiveness . and a fifty-year-old mystery.

What readers are saying:

“O Little Town is beautifully written and worth your time. I don’t often continue to live in a book once it is finished as I did this particular one. And it’s two surprises near the ending have kept me smiling for several days!”

The average Amazon reader review rating is currently 4.5 stars {30 reviews).

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THE FRUGAL FIND OF THE DAY: The Color of Heaven, Julianne MacLean {$0.99}

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Description of The Color of Heaven:

A deeply emotional tale about Sophie Duncan, a successful columnist whose world falls apart after her daughter’s unexpected illness and her husband’s shocking affair. When it seems nothing else could possibly go wrong, her car skids off an icy road and plunges into a frozen lake. There, in the cold dark depths of the water, a profound and extraordinary experience unlocks the surprising secrets from Sophie’s past, and teaches her what it means to truly live…and love.

Full of surprising twists and turns and a near-death experience that will leave you breathless, this story is not to be missed.

 

Accolades:

“A box of tissues should be included in the purchase price of this book…. I finished THE COLOR OF HEAVEN in a matter of hours, but I’ve no doubt the read and the lessons imparted through Sophie’s story will stay with me… probably forever. THE COLOR OF HEAVEN is an incredibly poignant and unbelievably gripping novel, deserving Romance Junkies’ highest rating.” –FIVE BLUE RIBBONS – Chris at Romance Junkies

“A gripping, emotional tale you’ll want to read in one sitting.” – New York Times bestselling author, Julia London

“Brilliantly poignant mainstream tale.” – 4 ½ starred review, Romantic Times


Amazon Reader Reviews:

The Color of Heaven currently has a Amazon reader review rating of 4 stars, with 66 reviews! Read the reviews here!


Excerpt from The Color of Heaven:

Not long after I crossed the border into New Hampshire, the temperature plummeted. If I had been out walking, I would have felt it on my cheeks. The chill would have entered my throat and lungs, but I was strapped tightly into the cozy confines of my vehicle with the heat blasting out of the dashboard vents, and was therefore shielded from the conditions outside. I will always wonder what brought that deer out onto the road just as the puddles from the melting snow turned to ice. I saw her out of the corner of my eye, galloping onto the pavement, and my whole body went rigid.

Wrenching the steering wheel left to avoid her, I hit the brakes at the same time, which was, of course, the worst thing I could have done.

The car whipped around 180 degrees, so I was now facing the oncoming headlights from the vehicles traveling behind me. My tires skimmed sideways across the pavement toward the shoulder of the road.

I remember everything in excruciating detail, the noise especially, as my car rolled five times down the steep embankment. Glass shattered and smashed. Steel collapsed. The world spun in dizzying circles in front of my eyes, so I shut them and gripped the steering wheel hard, bracing my body against the jarring impact as the roof collapsed over the passenger side and the windows blew out.

Down I went, tumbling and bouncing over the rocks like a stone skipping across water.

Then all at once, it was over.

There was only white noise in my ears, and the thunderous sound of my heartbeat.

I opened my eyes to find myself hanging upside down in my seatbelt, with the side of my head wedged up against the roof.

The engine was still running. Other sounds emerged. Music blasted from the radio – an old favorite song of mine from the 80’s, The Killing Time, which was ironic, but in that heart-stopping moment, I was not that reflective. All I could think of was getting out of there.

Panic hit me. Hard. I felt trapped, frantic to escape, and began to thrash about.

I groped for the red button on the seatbelt buckle, but my hands were shaking so badly, I couldn’t push it.

My breaths came faster and faster.

I cried out, but no one heard.

Then suddenly, out of nowhere, a whip cracked. The vehicle shuddered.

I froze and tried to see past the smashed windshield in front of me. Everything outside the car was pure white, covered in snow.

If only I knew where I was. If only I could see something beyond the broken glass.

But it didn’t matter what I could, or could not, see. I knew what was happening…

My car was sitting on its roof, resting on a frozen lake. The crack of the whip was the sound of the ice breaking.

Creak… Groan…

My SUV shifted and began to slowly tip sideways…


The Color of Heaven is available for purchase at:

Amazon Kindle for $0.99


Connect with Julianne MacLean:

Website: http://www.juliannemaclean.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/JulianneMacLean

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JulianneMacLeanRomanceAuthor?ref=pb

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