Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
About the book:
Bestselling Author Judith Miller Debuts Historical Series Set in West Virginia
Yearning for a fresh start, Ewan McKay travels with his aunt and uncle from northern Scotland to West Virginia, promising to trade his skills in the clay business for financial assistance from his uncle Hugh. Hugh purchases a brickmaking operation from a Civil War widow and her daughter, but it's Ewan who gets the business up and running again. Ewan seeks help from Laura, the former owner's daughter, and he feels a connection with her, but she's being courted by another man---a lawyer with far more social clout and money than Ewan. Besides, Ewan has resolved he'll focus on making the brickmaking operation enough of a success that he can become a partner in the business and be able to afford to bring his sisters over from Scotland.
But when Hugh signs a bad business deal, all Ewan's hard work may come to naught. As his plans begin to crumble, Laura reveals something surprising. She and her mother may have a way to save the brickworks, and in turn Ewan may have another shot at winning Laura's heart.
Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/CAurf
About the author:
Judith Miller is an award-winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her bestselling novels. When time permits, Judy enjoys traveling, visiting historical settings, and scrapbooking the photographs from her travel expeditions. She makes her home in Topeka, Kansas.
My Review - I couldn't wait to finish this book and find out how it ended. It was a page turner for me. I love historical romance. The setting of this book is spectacular. It is a terrific read.
Judith is celebrating with a Kindle HDX giveaway and a "Refined by Love" Facebook author event on November 4th.
- A Kindle HDX
- The Brickmaker's Bride by Judith Miller
So grab your copy of The Brickmaker's Bride and join Judith and friends on the evening of November 4th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)
Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by signing up for a reminder. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 4th!
Posted by Susan Smoaks at 11:41 AM
About the book:
Her secret cloaks her in isolation and loneliness.
His secret traps him in a life that is not his own.
Cecily Faire carries the shame of her past wherever she treads, knowing one slip of the tongue could strip away everything she holds dear. But soon after accepting the position of lady's companion at Willowgrove Hall, Cecily finds herself face-to-face with a man well-acquainted with the past she's desperately hidden for years.
Nathaniel Stanton has a secret of his own --- one that has haunted him from birth and tied him to his father's position as steward of Willowgrove. To protect his family, Nathaniel dares not breath a word of the truth. But as long as the shadow looms over him, he'll never be free to find his own way in the world. He'll never be free to fall in love.
When the secrets swirling within Willowgrove Hall come to light, Cecily and Nathaniel must confront a painful choice: Will they continue running from the past . . . or will they stand together and build a future without the suffocating weight of secrets long suffered?
Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/CsnBw
About the author:
Sarah E. Ladd has more than ten years of marketing experience. She is a graduate of Ball State University and holds degrees in public relations and marketing. The Heiress of Winterwood was the recipient of the 2011 Genesis Award for historical romance. Sarah lives in Indiana with her amazing husband, sweet daughter, and spunky Golden Retriever.
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire HDX
- A Lady at Willowgrove Hall by Sarah E. Ladd
Posted by Susan Smoaks at 11:36 AM
About the book:
The Daughter of Highland Hall || Book 2, Edwardian Brides (Waterbrook Multnomah, October 2014)
What if the title, the estate, the life of security and splendor . . . what if it isn't enough?
Strong-willed and beautiful, debutante Katherine Ramsey feels ready to take the London social season by storm, and she must. Her family estate, Highland Hall, has been passed to older male cousin Sir William Ramsey, and her only means of securing her future is to make a strong debut and find a proper husband. With her all-knowing and meddling aunt as a guide, Katherine is certain to attract suitors at the lavish gatherings, sparkling with Great Britain's elite.
When a shocking family scandal sidelines Katherine, forcing her out of the social spotlight, she keeps a low profile, volunteering with the poor in London's East End. Here Katherine feels free from her predictable future, and even more so as a friendship with medical student Jonathan Foster deepens and her faith in God grows. But when Katherine is courted anew by a man of wealth and position, dreams of the life she always thought she wanted surface again. Torn between tradition and the stirrings in her heart for a different path, she must decide whom she can trust and love---and if she will choose a life serving others over one where she is served.
Learn more, purchase a copy, and read an excerpt: http://ow.ly/C7LAY
bout the author:
Carrie Turansky is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas. She has written contemporary and historical romances, women's fiction, short stories, articles, and devotionals. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Scott, and they have five adult children and four grandchildren.
My Review - This is a fun book to read. I really enjoyed it from start to finish. I like to imagine living in a world like that of Katherine Ramsey. I put myself in her shoes and the let the story carry me away. I really recommend this book!
Posted by Susan Smoaks at 11:32 AM
Health Conscious Friends Launch Perfect Crunchy Snack
Cooking “accident” inspires new product, Chic-a-peas
New York, NY (July 21, 2014) - When entrepreneurs David Levi and Darren Shlisky reheated leftovers a few years ago, they had no idea that one small cooking misstep would result in a different career path for both of them. Levi and Shlisky, both lifelong fans of Mediterranean food, had some leftover chickpeas from a dinner out the night before, and they accidentally left them in the oven a smidgen too long. The result was a crunchy (albeit slightly burned) and very tasty chickpea—and after a year of refining and perfecting the recipe, Chic-a-peas was born as a new snack foods company in 2013.
Chic-a-peas come in two flavors, Sea Salt and Falafel. Sold in 3 oz., resealable pouches, the Sea Salt flavor is made from simply chickpeas, a touch of oil and sea salt. Falafel flavored Chic-a-peas contain chickpeas, a dash of oil, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt and other spices. Chic-a-peas are high in fiber and protein, containing 5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein per 110 calorie serving.
“We love food and we love being healthy. It’s really that simple. We’ve always questioned the ingredients in ‘healthy snacks’ that contain a bunch of ingredients that are hard to pronounce. Ultimately that’s why we created this truly delicious and healthy snack,” said Levi.
Chic-a-peas are distributed primarily on the east coast and can be found in markets across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. Each 3 oz. pack retails for $3.99 and can also be purchased online at www.chicapeas.com. The duo will expand distribution Nationwide throughout 3rd and 4th quarter of 2014 and into 2015.
Chic-a-peas are a great road trip or office snack, are perfect as a salad topper, straight out of the bag or in any recipe that needs a natural dose of added crunch. Loved by kids and adults alike, the product has been flying off shelves in the northeast.
“The response to our product has been phenomenal,” said Shlisky. “We have more products, sizes and flavors in development and we’re encouraged to keep moving forward with this very unique snack.”
My Review - I really like these. I put them on my salads. They give me the fiber and protein and crunch that I am searching for. I love that they are very healthy and contain nothing harmful to your health. I enjoy both varieties and I am looking forward to more varieties coming out soon.
About Chic-a-peas LLC: Founded in 2013 by David Levi and Darren Shlisky, Chic-a-peas are crispy, baked chickpeas that are a perfect on-the-go healthy snack made with the most simple ingredients possible. Sold in stores across the Northeastern United States and online, Chic-a-peas will soon be expanding distribution nationwide. Check out more information online at www.chicapeas.com.
Posted by Susan Smoaks at 11:25 AM