All of you know that I don’t like romance. This book definitely fits my criteria, but it was like no other book I’ve ever read…this book was about singles.
By Amanda Tero
Back Cover Blurb: Most girls dream of their wedding days. Except me. I’m too busy practicing piano to be the live soundtrack for everyone else’s weddings to think about my own. I’ve survived most of my twenties with harmonious chords and pleasant days. So why is it that now, at twenty-seven, a discordant feeling presents itself? Is there a solid solution to loneliness when there is absolutely no potential husband on the horizon?
A CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN SHORT READ
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My Review: This book was so sweet and such an encouragement to wait on the Lord. While the story isn’t your classic, “She met her prince and lived happily ever after” story, it didn’t have the attitude that permeates the singleness mindset that I see so often. It merely reflected the message, “Be happy in the Lord while you wait on His will.” I found it quite encouraging and would recommend it to all young ladies who are waiting on God’s will for them. The Bible study and hymn study were beautiful. I left the story feeling encouraged and energized to serve the Lord. I think this could easily be turned in to a ladies' Sunday School lesson series. Recommended for ages 16 and up, for understanding. I think it will be a bigger blessing to those in their twenties/thirties, though.
*I received a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to post a positive review and all thoughts are my own.*
About the Release
Are you a single who has been in this singleness journey a little longer than you anticipated? This week is the release of Amanda Tero’s contemporary fiction novella, “Wedding Score.” Main character Stephanie is there with you as she’s suddenly thrown into a season of discontentment and impatience. Told in a whimsical, honest style, “Wedding Score” is a 1-2 hour short read that leaves readers feeling understood and hopeful.
Amanda Tero began her love for words at a young age—reading anything she could get her hands on and penning short stories as young as age eight. Since graduation, she has honed her writing skills by dedicated practice and study of the writing craft. She began her journey of publication with a few short stories that she had written for her sisters and continued to add to her collection with other short stories, novellas, and novels. It is her utmost desire to write that which not only pleases her Lord and Savior, but also draws the reader into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Have a Blessed Day!
I’m so excited about today’s post! Kassie introduced herself to me earlier this year, and I have enjoyed everything I’ve read from her thus far. So when I had the opportunity to help her with her newest project, I jumped at the chance! And today, Kassie is revealing her gorgeous cover with the world! But first…a little information about this project!
Some scars can't be seen. And some can't be hidden.
Layla Trent's life is pretty much perfect, except for the little matter of a dog of her own-- and maybe a brother. So why does a random nightmare of a princess dress, a hospital, and a stranger who's definitely not her daddy feel more like an aching wound? And can a broken, glassy-eyed puppy somehow help her release the pain she didn't even know she was carrying?
Corporal Andrew Reyes has proven he has what it takes to be the best-- a US Army Ranger. But when a double tragedy rocks his world, his resolve is shaken to the core. What's left for a man to live for when he's lost everything he ever wanted to be? And is the sudden appearance of a teenage girl with a three-legged therapy dog a cruel joke or a divine appointment?
Some scars can't be hidden. But some don't need to be.
Kassie Angle is a teenaged Christian author, cowgirl, therapy dog trainer, stereotypical INFJ, and Army girl to the core. Her first love, i.e., debut novel, O to be Like Thee, swept her unsuspectedly into the world of indie authors. She tries to use her stories to fill the silences in literature, helping more people understand the world of the Army and showing how God heals the broken-hearted. You can find her and more of her writing at SoldierGirlStories.com.
And just because Kassie has been annoyed with this question so much, I will clarify that this book is definitely not a romance! The soldier is older than Layla, and there is absolutely no romantic hinting in this story at all.
And now that you’ve been so patient, here is the beautiful cover!
Isn’t it perfect? I just love it so much! And the story (as far as I’ve gotten to read) is so good! I can’t wait to get my own personal copy of this beauty!
That’s it for now! Have a blessed week!
I'm back from my hiatus to bring you a fun post for the season! I love fall so much and one of my favorite ways to spend autumn afternoons is with a warm drink and a good book! Here are a few books I thought you might enjoy this fall!
Heritage of Praise by Rebekah Morris
This is a sweet Thanksgiving story that I read last year that I think everyone will enjoy! It’s short and just might inspire a new Family tradition.
Jonas and Olivia by Victoria Minks
This book just screams fall to me. The setting aides this idea 😉 It’s an adorable Revolutionary War story the whole family will enjoy, especially if you happen to like Pollyanna!
The Old River Road by Hailey Rose
A lovely historical fiction that chronicles her family history, this book covers multiple seasons, but to me, it’s a perfect read for a cold autumn or winter evening.
Three People by Isabella Alden
For me, this one is between fall and winter. It’s a story about three boys born the same day in three different stages of society…and how the evils of alcohol affect them all. A deeper book, it is thought provoking and challenging for the Christian life!
A Question of Honor by Jesseca Wheaton
Okay, so I think this actually takes place mostly in the summer, but I really like it as a fall read. It’s about Americans flying planes in the RAF (Royal Air Force) before Pearl Harbor during WWII. And it might have to do with a Jewish girl and a Nazi…One warning though, there’s a little smidgen of romance at the very beginning, but then the couple gets married, so it’s great after that.
And of course, I love a good mystery during the fall! So, here’s a list of some of my favorite series!
The Farm Mystery Series by Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Castleberry—8-12 suggested age, but older ones love them too!
Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene (Minor Edits) –8-99 😉
The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon (Minor Edits) –8-99 😉
Patchwork Mysteries by Guideposts (Minor Edits) 16+
Have a Blessed Day and Happy Reading!
Just popping in to let you know that October 14th through 19th is the Fall Share-a-thon for the Fundamental Broadcasting Network, a ministry of our Sending Church, Grace Baptist Church of Newport, North Carolina.
We would really appreciate your prayers that our next 6 months of funding would come in and that we would be able to take on a missions project at the end of the week! Please tune in (click here!) on our website or by way of our free app! And PLEASE tell others you know about the Share-a-thon! We have so much fun! My dad will be speaking on the radio daily and if you happen to call in a pledge, chances are, you’ll catch me in the phone room. If you do call, please say hello!
Again, your prayers are appreciated! God is so good and we are privileged to have been heard in 230+ countries and territories! We truly are the missionary that never sleeps and only heaven will reveal how many have come to know Christ through hearing the gospel on FBN!
Time for another devotion here on Life of Heritage Corner! Normally, this devotion is for young ladies, but I decided to change that…this devotion is for everyone.
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Here at Life of Heritage Corner, October is Pro-Life Month. Today, we are covering what should be a no-brainer issue. Life. Life at conception. And what we should do to protect it. And HOW we can stand up for life in our day and age.
We all know where life begins. Even those who say otherwise know deep down that life begins the moment the mother becomes pregnant. That is basic biology. And as it says in the Bible, those that shed innocent blood are an abomination to the Lord (Proverbs 6:17). But did you know that doing nothing is almost as bad as doing the killing?
Here’s a hypothetical situation. I’m walking down the street and I see two people fighting. The bigger of the two is really beating up the other. I have a cell phone. I am fully capable of dialing 9-1-1. But instead, I walk along my merry way. Later, I hear that the people I saw made the news. One is dead, the other wanted for murder. While the courts might not convict me, I am still partially to blame for the death of that individual. Because I could have called for help; I could have given them at least a chance to survive. And I did nothing.
How many times do we “walk away” and turn a blind eye to abortion? How many times do we say, “I’m pro-life. I will never kill my baby,” and yet do nothing to pass that conviction on to others because, “it’s not our business.” Saving lives is always our business!
How Can You Stand Up for Life?
*Note: I know everyone can’t do all of these things. I’m just asking that you do at least one of them!
Pray. This is the most important point of all. Pray for the unborn and their mothers. Pray that Roe v. Wade will be repealed. Pray for those in the industry. Pray for a miracle!
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