Never Look at the Empty Seats by Charlie Daniels – Review

Never Look at the Empty Seats: A MemoirNever Look at the Empty Seats by Charlie Daniels was published on October 24th, 2017 by Thomas Nelson. Synopsis: Few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. Readers will experience a soft, personal side of Charlie Daniels that has never before been documented. In his own words, he presents the path from his post-depression childhood to performing for millions as one of the most successful country acts of all time and what he has learned along the way. The book also includes insights into the many musicians that orbited Charlie’s world, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette and many more. Continue reading

Haven by Mary Lindsey – Review

HavenHaven by Mary Lindsey has an expected publication date of November 7th, 2017 by Entangled Publishing and is a paranormal fantasy young adult novel. Synopsis: Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart. Continue reading

Breaking the Rules of Revenge by Samantha Bohrman – Review

Breaking the Rules of RevengeBreaking the Rules of Revenge by Samantha Bohrman was published on September 11th, 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Crush) and is a young adult novel. Mallory Jones is tired of being the girl who stays home and practices French horn while her identical twin, Blake, is crowned homecoming queen. So when she has the opportunity to pretend to be Blake, she takes it. At Camp Pine Ridge, she will spread her wings and emerge a butterfly. Or at least someone who finally gets kissed by a cute guy. That is, until bad boy Ben Iron Cloud shows up, ready to get revenge on Blake—aka Mallory. Continue reading

Boomerang Boyfriend: Boyfriend Chronicles Book #3 by Chris Cannon – Review

Boomerang BoyfriendBoomerang Boyfriend: Boyfriend Chronicles Book #3 by Chris Cannon was published on September 11th, 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Crush) and is a young adult novel. Working with her best friend’s brother at Betty’s Burgers, free-spirited Delia starts to see Jack in a new light. Not only has Jack-the-Jerk turned into a hottie, he’s even acting like a nice guy, who rescues dogs and knows how she likes her coffee. But if Jack is into her, then why is he keeping her a secret? Of course, if her best friend doesn’t approve, Delia could lose the only family she’s ever known. Seeing Delia in her retro waitress uniform throws Jack’s world out of whack. She’s always been just another pain in the butt little sister…not a datable female. But she’s rockin’ the Pie Princess tiara, and even her hot-pink striped hair is sexy. What’s that about? He needs to get his head on straight, because artsy, funky Delia and her nonconformist ways don’t fit in his safe and ordered world. Continue reading

Spiritual Wisdom for a Happier Life: How Your 8 Key Emotions Can Work for You by Mark W. Baker – Review

Spiritual Wisdom for a Happier Life: How Your 8 Key Emotions Can Work for YouSpiritual Wisdom for a Happier Life: How Your 8 Key Emotions Can Work for You by Mark W. Baker has an expected publication date of October 3rd, 2017 by Fleming H. Revell Company. There are eight basic human emotions that all people experience–hurt, guilt/shame, anger, anxiety, sorrow, fear, happiness, and love. We might believe we make sense of our lives by thinking through our experiences, but neuroscience shows that the part of our brains that processes emotions is many times faster than the part where logic and reason hold sway. It’s the way God created us, but if we do not develop wisdom for handling our feelings, we may find that our emotions continue to get the best of us. Continue reading

Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander – Review

Christmas at Carnton (Carnton, #0.5)Christmas at Carnton by Tamera Alexander has an expected publication date of October 3rd, 2017 by Thomas Nelson and is a historical fiction novel. A novella to launch a brand new three-book series. In the midst of war and the fading dream of the Confederacy, a wounded soldier and a destitute widow discover the true meaning of Christmas, the cost of love . . . and of loving again. Recently widowed, Aletta Prescott struggles to hold life together for herself and her six-year old son. About to be evicted, she sees an advertisement for the Ladies Aid Society Auction and applies for a position—only to discover it’s been filled. Then a chance meeting with a wounded soldier offers another opportunity. And friendship. But can she trust him? Continue reading