Peace in the Valley by Ruth Logan Herne

 

Through life’s tragedies and successes we all, hopefully come out better people. This story of life, failures, successes and faith was a story I enjoyed following this family and how they found “the Peace in the Valley”! Living life on the ranch, learning to trust again and a little romance made for a wonderful story.
I was gifted a copy from Blogging For Books and my review is voluntary…

About Peace in the Valley
In spite of their differences, Trey Walker Stafford knows he owes his life to cowboy and legendary rancher Sam Stafford—the uncle who rescued him after his parents’ death. Trey had left the Double S Ranch to pursue music against Sam’s wishes, but returns to central Washington when he learns he’s the best match for a procedure that could save Sam’s life. Although Trey’s found country music fame and success, he’s also endured the tragic loss of his wife. He croons about love, but struggles with a yawning emptiness he can’t explain.

Overwhelmed by a growing list of challenges, but mistrustful of Stafford men, single mother Lucy Carlton reluctantly accepts Trey’s help to revive her crumbling farm when Sam instructs him to repay the overdue debt to her family.

As the two grow closer, Trey slowly begins to open his heart to this beautiful woman and strives to let go of the grief he’s held for years. Lucy has a complicated history of her own. Can Trey accept her as she is, learn to forgive the past, and find the elusive peace he’s sought for so long?
Praise
“Herne’s delightfully charming writing voice shines in her latest novel…meaningful themes of reconciliation, atonement, and forgiveness are treated with grace.”
—Romantic Times, Back in the Saddle review

“A dramatic ranch setting, rich characterization, and a beautiful love story make this a book to savor. Ruth Logan Herne is my new favorite author!”
—Karen White, New York Times best-selling author

“Heart and hope combine in Ruth Logan Herne’s sweet tale of old wounds and ties that bind. Where faith and forgiveness are present, old scars can be healed and new love can bloom. Sometimes, you really can go home again.”
—Lisa Wingate, national best-selling author of The Story Keeper and The Sea Keeper’s Daughters

“I have been so eagerly awaiting Home on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne, and it’s even better than I’d hoped. The whole delightful story was full of fun twists and poignant turns.”
—Mary Connealy, author of No Way Up

“The talented Ruth Logan Herne has created a fresh twist on the modern day cowboy romance. I loved it!”
—Linda Goodnight, best-selling, award-winning author of The Memory House and The Rain Sparrow

“As always, Ruth Logan Herne shoots straight to the heart with Back in the Saddle…the heart of the story and the reader. This is one cowboy love story you’ll want to enjoy to the very last page.”
—Debra Clopton, author of Kissed by a Cowboy

About Ruth Logan Herne
Ruth Logan Herne has more than a million books in print, including eighteen Love Inspired contemporary novels and Back in the Saddle, Book 1 in the Double S Ranch series. Ruth is a founding member of Seekerville, a popular writing-collective blog. A country girl who loves the big city, Ruth and her husband live on a farm in upstate New York.

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the night voyage ~ A Daria Song ~coloring book

The Night Voyage by Daria Song the night voyage   by DARIA SONG

This is an illustrated story of a little girl who is swept away on the eve of her birthday and the pictures are just beautiful! There is a story to read at the front and then the pages take you through her adventure. This is a coloring book that is interesting, tells a story and is just fun to look through! Colored pencils and gel pens both worked well for me. “I requested this book from Blogging for Books and volunteered to review with my honest opinion.”

ABOUT THE NIGHT VOYAGE

This third adult coloring book in Daria Song’s Time series follows the little girl on a new nighttime adventure when the conductor of her toy train comes to life and helps her distribute gifts across the world.

The Night Voyage is an evocatively illustrated story of a little girl who is swept away on the eve of her birthday by her toy train conductor on a magical journey to distribute gifts around the globe. Taking devotees of The Time Garden and The Time Chamber on an imaginative new adventure, The Night Voyage continues Daria Song’s wildly successful series with the beautifully intricate art that her fans have come to love, featuring a world of paper cranes, penny-farthing bicycles, trolleys, cityscapes, and hot air balloon-filled skies.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR  Photo of Daria Song

DARIA SONG is an author and artist with a master’s degree in fiber arts from the Ewha Womans University Graduate School of Fine Arts. Winner of the Kyung Hyang Arts Contest, Song has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums in Korea, Singapore, Turkey, and Hong Kong. She is a lecturer at the Kaywon School of Arts and her illustrations can be found in Amore Pacific and SK Planet. She spent five years of her childhood in San Francisco before returning to Korea, and the sense of wonder and mystery that comes from living in a far-off place inspired her internationally best-selling adult coloring books, The Time Garden and The Time Chamber.

 

Newton & Polly by Jody Hedlund

Newton & Polly, A Novel of Amazing Grace. This story is inspired by the true love story of John Newton & Polly Catlett and what a story it is! I had known of the story of John Newton and the hymn that he wrote, Amazing Grace. The author, Jody Hedlund has done her research and the characters came alive in this true to life historical novel set in 1740’s England. This book touched me and is one I will long remember. Forgiveness, redemption and grace, woven into a truly inspiring story.  I was gifted a copy from Blogging For Books. My opinion? I loved it!

About the book

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found…Now remembered as the author of the world’s most famous hymn, in the mid-eighteenth century as England and France stand on the brink of war, John Newton is a young sailor wandering aimlessly through life.

“Click Here”   to download the first chapter of Newton and Polly by Jody Hedlund.  Purchase a copy  “HERE”

  About Jody Hedlund

Jody Hedlund is a CBA best-selling and award-winning author of fourteen books. Among a variety of genres, she especially loves bringing long-forgotten women of history to life. She is the author of Luther and Katharina, which was awarded the ECPA Book of the Year Award in Fiction. Her other novels have won the Carol Award, the INSPY Award, and the Christy Award. She resides in Midland, Michigan, with her husband and five busy children.

You can read more about the author, Jody  Hedlund “HERE”

POP MANGA COLORING BOOK

This is a coloring book by CAMILLA d’ERRICO.   It’s a surreal journey through a cute, curious, bizarre and beautiful world.

And that is exactly what I found as I flipped through the pages of this over sized  soft cover book of interesting drawings to color. The pages are of a heavy paper that make for easy coloring. The pages have drawings on both sides and there are what I would definitely describe, exactly as the book describes…  A one-of-a-kind book with pictures that are surreal, cute, curious and bizarre. I think it is a very nicely done book, well put together and is 80 pages that will certainly entertain.  Not really my taste but I’m sure there are those who will love it..

ABOUT POP MANGA COLORING BOOK

Manga artist and Pop Surrealism superstar Camilla d’Errico presents her first ever adult coloring book, filled with portraits, patterns, and the stunning artwork her fans and collectors have come to love.

This one-of-a-kind book offers you the opportunity to collaborate with d’Errico, adding your colors to her gorgeous black and white line work. Featuring everything from haunting and surreal character portraits to pages filled with patterns and designs all rendered in d’Errico’s inimitable style, Pop Manga Coloring Book is guaranteed to provide hours of coloring fun and excitement.

CAMILLA D’ERRICO has gained wide acclaim for her illustrative work, and has been nominated for the Joe Shuster Award and the Will Eisner Award. She is the co-author of Pop Manga and the author of Pop Painting. She has worked with Dark Horse… More about Camilla d’Erric

“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”

Wonderland by Amily Shen, Adult coloring book

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About the book:
Follow the White Rabbit into this imaginative coloring book inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, featuring intricate pen-and-ink drawings by acclaimed artist Amily Shen. Meet the Cheshire Cat, attend the Mad Hatter’s tea party, and play croquet with the Queen of Hearts in this evocative tale that invites you into a strange and beautiful new world of coloring.

What a fun 80 page coloring book! The pictures lead you through the story with wonderful pictures and the Alice’s Adventures story to read too…  I got to follow the White Rabbit into this delightfully illustrated coloring book. I got to meet the Cheshire Cat, attend the Mad Hatter’s tea party, and play croquet with the Queen of Hearts.  Nice paper for coloring and a very nice book cover, makes for a very pretty display book.    If you enjoy this new fad of adult coloring, this coloring book is indeed a WONDERLAND to enjoy!

I was gifted a copy to review from Blogging For Books..  You can purchase it HERE…

Cats in Paris by Won-Sun Jang

cats in paris Cats in Paris is A Magical Coloring Book according to the cover. It is a coloring book of cats with a few pictures of Paris. The drawings are interesting – some simple and some complex. If you like cats you will find this coloring book filled with 80 pages of felines.. The pages are of nice quality paper with pictures on every page. There is a nice variety of coloring levels of taking 1 hour to many hours. I see a few I would enjoy coloring with my grandchildren too.
“I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Won-Sun Jang is an award-winning Korean illustrator whose work has appeared in Vogue Korea, Elle Korea, Bazaar Korea, and InStyle Korea, and clients include MAC Cosmetics and Clinique. Winner of the Children’s Books Illustration Award from Kemongsa Publishers, she currently works as a package designer in Seoul, Korea. Since meeting Eva the Norwegian Forest Cat fourteen years ago, she has fallen in love with cats and the inspiration they bring to her art.

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