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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Promises
Protected,
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Blue
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
Venom
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head


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Friday, February 28, 2020

What The Other Three Don’t Know by Spencer Hyde: Book Review



Book Details

Publication Date: 3/3/20 Hardcover

ISBN: 9781629727325
Retail Price: $17.99 Page Count: 224
YA Fiction
Book Design: © Shadow Mountain
Cover Illustration: Danny Schlitz
Art Direction: Richard Erickson Design: Sheryl Dickert Smith
***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own*** 

Book Summary:


Will I still be loved if I show people who I really am?  

Four high school seniors. Four secrets about to be told.
 
If Indie had it her way, she would never choose to river raft with three other high school seniors, mostly strangers to each other, from her journalism class.
 
A loner, a jock, an outsider, an Instagram influencer. At first, they can’t see anything that they have in common. As the trip unfolds, the unpredictable river forces them to rely on each other. Social masks start to fall as, one-by-one, each teen reveals a deep secret the other three don’t know.
 
One is harboring immense grief and unwilling to forgive after the death of a loved one. One is dealing with a new disability and an uncertain future. One is fearful of the repercussions of coming out. One is hiding behind a carefully curated “perfect” image on Instagram.
 
Before they get to the end of Hells Canyon, they’ll know the truth about each other and, more importantly, learn something new about themselves.
 
What the Other Three Don’t Know is a poignant and gripping YA novel about the unlikely friends who accept you for who you really are and the power of self-acceptance.

My Review
This is the second book I've read from this author and let's just say, he keeps it real. So far his books have been written for teens and young adults but they also have clear messages for adult readers too. 

This book is about four teens with major troubles in their lives that they are trying to deal with. I could totally relate to how they felt and dealt with issues. You see, both of my kids have what other people would refer to as, "problems". They are/were not your average teens. Some reviews of this book say that they were stereotypes and were not believable; I want to say that I strongly disagree. Indie was dealing with the death of her mom who'd died in a river rafting accident and hasn't been able to forgive their river guide Nash who was there when her mother drowned. Skye was not only dealing with losing a leg in a car accident but one that he had caused to happen from driving and texting. Wyatt is a teen that is gay but afraid to tell the real world about his sexuality. The final teen is Shelby, a rich, beautiful "Instagram" girl who is hiding a secret and wears wigs because she has Alopecia. I liked their voices. I felt their journeys to find their true selves were realistic.

Being thrown into an adventure of five days on a river rafting trip together can change people. They all were out of their comfort zones. All of the teens had lessons to learn ranging from accepting others, being true to yourself, and forgiving others. I was very moved by this story and I want my teen to read it. 

The action in the last half of the book was very intense. I listened to running river water on Youtube as I read this book and I felt like I was on the river with these characters. I have gone white water rafting and it is scary and exhilarating all at the same time. This story of finding friendship in an odd situation was a great read for me.

 

Meet Author: Spencer Hyde

SPENCER HYDE spent three years during high school at Johns Hopkins for severe OCD. He is the author of the YA novel Waiting for Fitz. Spencer worked at a therapeutic boarding school before earning his MFA and his Ph.D., specializing in fiction, short humor pieces, and essays. Spencer and his wife are the parents of four children.

 

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Nest Egg by Josi Avari: Book Review




Nest Egg by Josi Avari
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Genre: Mystery/Suspense


 Book Summary

Saffron Skye has inherited a little piece of Hawaiian paradise. Only it’s filled with the leftovers of her late uncle’s life and overrun with his enormous flock of chickens. When her new friend, the oldest man in town, dies, no one else finds it suspicious. But as the town’s newest poultry keeper Saffron recognizes fowl play when she sees it.

Saffron is a tetrachromat and can see colors nobody else can see. If only she could do the same with killers.

To find the culprit--and the victim’s hidden fortune--Saffron will have to look in some surprising places. Even her new flock will lend a wing.

With scrumptious island food galore and two handsome men vying for her attention, Saffron has to focus, crack a few eggs . . . and crack the case.



My Review
I loved this first book in a new mystery series. It takes place in Hawaii and I felt like I was truly back there with the fantastic descriptions written. I love the main character Saffron and all of the cast of fun and sometimes quirky characters found in this book. Nest Egg is easy to read and I felt like I wanted the book to never end. I was so happy to see a second book is coming soon with the same characters on the same island. I also loved the fresh take on chickens and seeing them from a different perspective. I also like how the main character got a new chance at life and understanding her family that she really never knew that well. The mystery was intriguing and I enjoyed along with Saffron, trying to figure out who was behind everything. Give this book a chance and I know you'll be a fan.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Her Quiet Revolution: A Novel of Martha Hughes Cannon: Frontier Doctor and First Female State Senator by Marianne Monson: Book Review and News Interview

Product Details

  • Title:  Her Quiet Revolution: A Novel of Martha Hughes Cannon: Frontier Doctor and First Female State Senator
  • Author: Marianne Monson
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain (February 18, 2020)
  • Genre:  Biographical Historical Fiction
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1629726095
  • ***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own*** 

Book Summary
A novel based on the life of Martha Hughes Cannon, a pioneer woman who overcame tremendous odds.

When her baby sister and her father die on the pioneer trail to Salt Lake City, Mattie is determined to become a healer. But her chosen road isn't an easy one as she faces roadblocks common to Victorian women. Fighting gender bias, geographic location, and mountains of self-doubt, Mattie pushed herself to become more than the world would have her be, only to have everything she's accomplished called into question when she meets the love of her life: Angus Cannon, a prominent Mormon leader and polygamist.

From the American Frontier to European coasts, Martha's path takes her on a life journey that is almost stranger than fiction as she learns to navigate a world run by men. But heartache isn't far behind, and she learns that knowing who you are and being willing to stand up for what you believe in is what truly defines a person.

Her Quiet Revolution is the story of one woman's determination to change her world, and the path she forged for others to follow.


My Review

Her Quiet Revolution ended up being a great surprise to me. I love history and reading historical fiction. This book happens to be a Biographical Historical Fiction. It's based on the life of Martha Hughes Cannon (1857-1932) a Pioneer woman,  one of the first female doctors to go to medical school, and the first female state senator. Her credentials are quite impressive but she went through a lot to get to that long list of accomplishments.

This book spans four decades starting when she came across the plains of America in a covered wagon with her family. During this trip, her baby sister dies and her father dies three days after they enter the Salt Lake Valley. These tragic deaths motivate her to study to become a healer and eventually a well-respected doctor. During this period, and in Utah, it is amazing that she was able to reach her goals. I admire Mattie so much and how she didn't give in and always was looking for ways to achieve her dreams. She definitely was not like most women in her time period. Mattie wanted more than to just have a husband and children. The one aspect of her life that shocked me a bit is when she fell in love with Angus Cannon, a prominent Mormon leader, and polygamist. Though she married him and had children with him, she never had him fully in her nor her children's life. Polygamy was not a popular thing in the late 1800s  in the USA and Mattie had to flee a few times to protect her and her children from local & federal authorities.

This book showcases so many ideas and the beginnings of women building a place for themselves in the USA and the world. Mattie was there at the beginnings of great medical understandings and practices. Mattie helped open doors for women being accepted into medical school and into the profession. She also stood as a voice for women to be heard and represented in the political arena. Her life was so amazing and I so enjoyed reading about her and her family. I especially loved her step-father, James, who basically raised her from a young child. He loved and supported Mattie and cushioned the hard stance that Mattie's mother Elizabeth took towards Mattie's early life choices. In later years, her mother changed her views and was a great support to Mattie and her children.

This was an incredible read that made me grateful for women like Mattie. They paved the way for the women of today. I highly recommend this book to all readers who love historical fiction.



Meet Author Marianne Monson

Marianne Monson holds a BA in English Literature, an MA in English Pedagogy, and an MFA in Creative Writing. The author of two historical novels, she has a strong interest in the relationship between literature and history. Marianne has taught English and Creative Writing and regularly speaks at writing conferences and is the author of ten books for children and adults. She has two children and writes from a 100-year-old house in the town of Astoria, Oregon. 

Learn more about Marianne and her books HERE:  http://www.mariannemonson.com 

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

A Stranger Watches: A Suspense Novel By Kathi Oram Peterson: Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc. (February 3, 2020)
  • Genre: Mystery/Suspense
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1524412198
  • ***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own*** 

Book Summary

Something is wrong. Despite the fact that Kyra Fletcher hasn’t seen her estranged father in five years, the peculiar birthday card he sends in the mail is out of character—and alarming.
 
Determined to put her mind at ease and mend their relationship in person, Kyra travels to her father’s Wyoming lodge. She finds it well kept but vacant, and according to the people in town, her father has been gone for months. Kyra is certain something has happened to him and turns to local Sheriff Shane McQuire for help. As the pair works together to investigate her father’s whereabouts, Kyra finds herself becoming more and more comfortable with the town—and its sheriff. But she is unaware of one deadly detail: someone is watching her, and as she draws ever closer to the answers she seeks, that person will do anything to ensure her silence. 

My Review
 One thing I love about Kathi Oram Peterson's books is that they pull you into the story instantly. I start reading and then I don't want to stop. A Stranger Watches does this so well within the first minute while reading the Prologue. Chapter one is just as intense and you start questioning things, people, possible motives, and it never stops. 

Main character Kyra is an independent woman but I couldn't help feeling bad for her. She lost her mom and then she had a rift with her dad. Now her dad has disappeared and all of the guilt surfaces. With the help of the local Sheriff Shane McQuire, they work together to figure out what happened to her dad. There are so many people that are suspicious. I love novels where everyone could be the potential "supposed killer". The only person I wasn't thinking of as a suspect was Kyra, the Sheriff, and Kyra's dog. 

The slow-burn romance in this book is realistic and I loved how things developed. I also loved how well Kathi shows the Native American people at the pow-wow. Such beautiful things are written with such respect to the Shoshone and Arapaho nations. I have to say this is one of my favorite books by Kathi Oram Peterson. I've read most of the books she's written and this story is one of the best. If you are looking for a fast-paced mystery with loads of suspense and a just-right touch of a budding romance, A Stranger Watches should be on your to-read list.

 Meet Author Kathi Oram Peterson



Kathi Oram Peterson is the Whitney Award-winning author of A FAMILIAR FEAR, released in 2018.

Kathi's heart-pounding suspense novels make readers double-check door locks and sleep with a flashlight. Her YA Time Travels brings readers to historical events as if they are there. Her novels have richly-drawn characters and plots that hook readers and make setting the book down nearly impossible.

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Romantic Suspense:

Bloodline (2019)
A Familiar Fear (2018) Whitney Winner
Breach of Trust (2017)
Star Struck (2016)
Deceived (2014)
Wanted (2013)
Cold Justice (2012)
River Whispers (2011)

Novella: An Angel on Main Street (2009).

YA Time Travel Novels:
Reluctant Warrior (2017)-Previously published as The Forgotten Warrior (2009)
Stripling Warrior (2017)
Guardian of the Stone (2017) Previously published asThe Stone Traveler (2010)
Chasing the Star (2017)

Stories included in other books:

A Christmas to Remember (2011)
Life Lessons from Mothers of Faith (2013)
Remembering the Joy of Christmas (2015)

Concept and Biography Books for Children:

I Want to Be a Mathematician Like Archimedes
I Want to Be a Scientist Like Thomas Edison
I Want to Be a Scientist Like Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek
I Want to Be a Scientist Like Alexander Von Humboldt
Tyrannosaurus X 1
How Did the Chicken Cross the Road
Yangshi’s Perimeter
Lightning Bells
The Beginning of Numbers


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Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine Countdown Blitz & Giveaway Day 11: The Stranger She Married By Donna Hatch





Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.


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When her parents and twin brother die within weeks of each other, Alicia and her younger sister are left in the hands of an uncle who has brought them all to financial and social ruin. Desperate to save her family from debtor's prison, Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy man to propose. She meets the dashing Lord Amesbury, and her heart whispers that this is the man she is destined to love, but his tainted past may forever stand in their way. Her choices in potential husbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret.

Cole Amesbury is tormented by his own ghosts, and believes he is beyond redemption, yet he cannot deny his attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the heart he'd thought long dead. He fears the scars in his soul cut so deeply that he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true. When yet another bizarre mishap threatens her life, Alicia suspects the seemingly unrelated accidents that have plagued her loved ones are actually a killer's attempt to exterminate every member of her family. Despite the threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to her heart. And Cole must protect Alicia from the killer who has been exterminating her family before she is the next target.

This romantic story of loss and betrayal, forgiveness and redemption, and strangers marrying, will leave you laughing, crying, and swooning. Sprinkled liberally with suspense, mystery, and heart-melting kisses, this is not your ordinary historical tale of an arranged marriage nor of redeeming the rakes. Fans of Victorian and Regency Eras as well as those seeking clean and wholesome romance with plenty of chemistry, not to mention the redemptive power of love, will love this story!

Dance with a duke, outwit pirates, save a kingdom, and fall in love. Believe in happily ever after.

The Rogue Hearts Series:
The Stranger She Married
The Guise of a Gentleman
A Perfect Secret
The Suspect's Daughter

Praise for Donna Hatch:
“Donna Hatch is one of the masters of clean romance with electric tension and smokin’ hot kisses.” ~ Reading is My Super Power Reviews


“Written with heart and depth, Donna Hatch’s books are absolute must-reads for any fan of swoon-worthy historical romance.”  ~ Sarah M. Eden, USA Today best-selling historical romance author

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As Cole looked down into Alicia Palmer’s face, he knew of a surety she was worth any risk. She touched him in a place he’d thought long dead.
A younger man wearing a saucy grin approached Miss Palmer. “Did you save me a dance, Lissie?”
Cole’s initial irritation for the man’s cheekiness faded to puzzlement. He knew him from somewhere. A vague unease arose.
When the young man’s gaze moved to Cole, he paled visibly. “You!”
Miss Palmer gasped. “Robert Palmer, where are your manners?”
Of course. Robert Palmer. From London. Cold dread trickled  across  his  heart  as  he  considered  the ramifications.
 Palmer pinned him with a dangerous glare. “Stay away from my cousin.”
“Your cousin?” Cole looked from him to the lovely Miss Palmer and understanding dawned. He cursed under his breath. He hadn’t been aware Armand Palmer had a sister. Not that he’d bothered to find out. The possible ramifications took a more serious turn.
Miss Palmer sent Cole a look of apology and turned to her cousin. “Robert, explain yourself.”
In a cold sweat, Cole waited for her condemning stare.
Palmer trembled in rage. He spoke quietly, but each word shot through Cole like bullets fired at close range. “He’s the scoundrel who shot your twin.”





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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Promised {A Proper Romance} by Leah Garriott: Book Review

Product Details


  • Promised {Proper Romance)
  •  Author: Leah Garriott
  • Series: Proper Romance
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain (February 18, 2020)
  • Genre: Regency Romance
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1629726141
  • ***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own*** 


 Book Summary

Margaret Brinton keeps her promises, and the one she is most determined to keep is the promise to protect her heart...
Warwickshire, England, 1812

Fooled by love once before, Margaret vows never to be played the fool again. To keep her vow, she attends a notorious match-making party intent on securing the perfect marital match:  a union of convenience to someone who could never affect her heart. She discovers a man who exceeds all her hopes in the handsome and obliging rake, Mr. Northam. 

There's only one problem. His meddling cousin, Lord Williams, won't leave Margaret alone. Condescending and high-handed, Lord Williams lectures and insults her. When she refuses to give heed to his counsel, he single-handedly ruins Margaret's chances for making a good match--to his cousin or anyone else. With no reason to remain at the party, Margaret returns home to discover her father has promised her hand in marriage--to Lord Williams.

Under no conditions will Margaret consent to marrying such an odious man. Yet as Lord Williams inserts himself into her everyday life, interrupting her family games and following her on morning walks, winning the good opinion of her siblings and proving himself intelligent and even kind, Margaret is forced to realize that Lord Williams is exactly the man she'd hoped to marry before she'd learned how much love hurt. When paths diverge and her time with Lord Williams ends, Margaret is faced with her ultimate choice: keep the promises that protect her or break free of them for one more chance at love. Either way, she fears her heart will lose.

My Review
 I love reading books from new authors. It's an awesome surprise, especially when you really like the book and can't put it down. 

Promised, written by Leah Garriott, has such wonderful Jane Austen vibes that this novel clicked with me instantly. It all starts with a very humorous match-making party. We meet the strong-willed Maragaret Brinton who is there to find a husband of convenience after having been heartbroken in the past. Soon she meets two men that catch her interest, Mr. Northam and Lord Williams. After an unsuccessful attempt at matchmaking, a frustrated Margaret heads home. Once there, she finds out that she is now engaged to Lord Williams and she is not happy. Margaret does everything in her power to undo this travesty. This is when the fun begins as Lord Gregory Williams and Margaret banter back and forth in a dance of chase and run. I love most of Margaret's family except her older brother, Daniel, even though later he finally comes round later and acts more reasonable. Also, Margaret's younger sister Alice was a cute addition to the story. A true favorite character in this novel was Lord William's mother. She was delightful! This emotion-filled book will keep you laughing one moment, crying the next, and greatly puzzled at what is really going on. I enjoyed it so much.

This engaging Proper Romance has a fun plot, great dialogue, and a slow burn romance that pays off in the end.

Meet Author Leah Garriott
Though she earned degrees in math and statistics, Leah Garriott lives for a good love story. She's resided in Hawaii and Italy, walked the countryside of England, and owns every mainstream movie version of Pride and Prejudice. She's currently living her own happily ever after in Utah with her husband and three kids. Leah is represented by Sharon Pelletier at Dystel, Goderich, and Bourret. You can visit Leah at www.leahgarriott.com.
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Valentine Countdown Blitz & Giveaway Day 10: The Swiss Mishap By Amey Zeigler




Amey loves writing about different places because she grew up moving all around the United States. In her books, she explores the whole world. She is also the author of Baker’s Dozen, a Romantic Suspense Mystery. The Swiss Mishap won a Swoony for 2019’s Best New Adult Contemporary Romance.

She lives with her husband and three children near Austin, TX. Follow her on BookBub @ameyzeigler and sign up for her newsletter at www.ameyzeigler.com









For the last twelve years, more than half her life, Lainey Peterson has prepared to design, create, and produce quality chocolate bars. But when she discovers her chocolate internship at Switzerland's prestigious Alpine Foods has been canceled, she vows to do whatever it takes to get to Chocolate. 

Yves Claremont, a young, ambitious department chair, would sacrifice everything to rise to vice president at Alpine Foods and redeem his father's name. Impressed with Lainey's resume and charming determination, Yves offers her an internship in his Pet Care department, promising a recommendation for Chocolate if she does well. 

Lainey is drawn to the enigmatic and passionate Yves Claremont. He cannot deny his growing attraction to her. But inter-office relationships are strictly forbidden by Alpine Foods, and a perceptive co-worker, jealous of Yves' success, will undermine Yves and Lainey any way he can.

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Snippet:

“C’est dommage. Le département de chocolat cannot you take.”
Marie Claire’s bluntness quickened Lainey’s heartbeat. Heat radiated from her face, her heartbeat pulsed into her head. Her brow lifted off her skull. Please, don’t pass out, she silently prayed. She didn’t want to know how hard the granite floor was. “Why not?”

“Bad economy, vous voyez,” she said. “Their budget was cut dernière minute. There is no money. You have to return home.” 
“But I’ve come so far.” She couldn’t return home, not when she was in the lobby. Not when she could almost smell the chocolate. She closed her eyes, breathing deeply, hoping to stop the train wreck inside her head. All she envisioned was the image of her beaming parents waving goodbye as she bustled through security. What would their expressions be if she returned home tomorrow? “What am I going to do?” she asked. 
Marie Claire shrugged with a pained expression on her face. 
Chocolate! Lainey needed chocolate! 
Her tongue lolled in her mouth, craving a molten blob of chocolatey goodness to soothe her spirits and calm her heart, but the delayed flights depleted her choco-stash. There was nothing left—zilch, nada, rien du tout. 
“Is there somewhere else I can work? Some other department? Some other job?” She would mop floors, empty trash cans, anything at Alpine Foods. She didn’t say this aloud. It wasn’t the best bargaining chip to appear too needy. Maybe she could wander the lobby with a sign around her neck, “Will work for chocolate.” Her nose tingled. She sneezed. She always sneezed right before she cried. “Please. I’m willing to do anything.” 
Marie Claire handed her a scented tissue, biting her lip, her eyebrows peaked with sympathy. She patted Lainey’s hand. “Wait. I see what I can do. Maybe one of the other departments can you take.” She lifted the phone at the reception desk, dialed a number, and spoke in such rapid French Lainey couldn’t keep up. 





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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Valentine Countdown Blitz & Giveaway Day 9: Abandoned Hope By Angelique Conger



Angelique Conger discovered the wonders of writing books later in her life. Books, however, have always been important to her. As a little girl in a small town, she was given her own library card at the tender age of five, highly unusual in those days.
     Angelique reads a book, or three at once, much of the time. She reads most genres of books and until recently only toyed with writing them. Since beginning, she has spent many hours each day learning the craft of writing and editing.
     Many would consider Angelique Conger's books Christian focused, and they are because they focus on early events in the Bible. She writes of a people’s beliefs in Jehovah. However, though she’s read in much of the Bible and searched for more about these stories, there isn’t much there. Her imagination fills in the missing information, which is most of it.
     Angelique lives in Southern Nevada with her husband, turtles, and Lovebird. She enjoys visits with her grandchildren -- and their parents.


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A string of beads …
… and a forbidden book.

Daphne’s trading adventure with her papa into the dangerous city of Nod turned out better than she thought. She found the owner of the beads and a handsome man. Unexpected danger and loss make things difficult for her. When robbers try to force her to give up her secrets, she must make a choice.
Her father…
…or a new life?
Abandoned Hope is the third of the continuing saga of Lost Children of the Prophet. You’ll love this uplifting story of faith in difficult times.
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Snippet:

David put his arm around her. “It can be done. We will find a way.” 
Daphne turned into his comforting arms. “I do not know how. There are not fifty items that will bring even a few silvers. How will we ever sell enough to get the fifty golds?” 
“Like I said, together, we will find a way.” David tightened his embrace around her.
Daphne leaned on his shoulder. “I hope so. I miss Papa.” The tears she had worked so hard to rein in began to drip down her face. 





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