A Fine Mess by Kristy K. James

What readers are saying about A Fine Mess

~ As a pastor, I have read many books that are called Christian, and a lot of them come off preachy or feel awkward if you just want to read a novel about Christian people living their lives. In this case, Kristy has overcome that, and has created a very believable story about real individuals.

~ This was a very sweet, refreshing Christian romance. Really liked the relationship between Annie and Ian and the fact that there was a lot of interaction and dialogue between the two. ~

~ I downloaded this book for free on my kindle, but I would go back and buy it if I had to. ~

She would sacrifice anything for those she loved…

Annie Blake put her life on hold to care for her mother when she was diagnosed with cancer. She didn’t consider it a sacrifice as much as a labor of love. But then she learns that her father has done something completely out of character, not to mention criminal, in a misguided attempt to save the life of his wife. Annie realizes she will have to give up more than just a job and an apartment this time. To save him from going to prison, she will have to give up her freedom.

His life was going according to plan – until the day she showed up…

The last thing Ian McCann expected was the bombshell the daughter of an employee dropped in his lap at the start of the three-day weekend. She needed help, and plenty of it. She also needed it immediately, and hoped he would be able to help. He knew that he could, he just wasn’t sure he was prepared to give what it would require to fix everything.

Author: Kristy K. James

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
76 reviews

Where Wildflowers Bloom (Sisters at Heart Book #1): A Novel by Ann Shorey

The War Between the States stole a father and brother from Faith Lindberg– as well as Royal Baxter, the man she wanted to marry. With only her grandfather left, she dreams of leaving Noble Springs, Missouri, and traveling west to Oregon to start a new life, away from the memories that haunt her. But first she must convince her grandfather to sell the family’s mercantile and leave a town their family has called home for generations.When Royal Baxter suddenly returns to town, Faith allows herself to hope that her dreams might come true. Does he truly love her? Or could another man claim her heart? Will she find that following her dreams may not mean leaving home after all?The characters in Where Wildflowers Bloom jump off the page and into the reader’s heart. Author Ann Shorey infuses her characters with the virtues and quirks that bring them fully alive as they search for contentment and love.

Author: Ann Shorey

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
230 reviews

Flawed but Faithful Finding Meaning in our Faults. by Pastor Joey Bauer

Apostle Paul, King David, and Gideon are all some of the Bible’s greatest figures, and they all had one thing in common…….they were all flawed! That’s right, these great men of God were all flawed. In fact, they all had several flaws. Why is this important? It’s important because everyone- including yourself- shares this trait with these great figures. By examining their characters and how they were able to overcome their flaws in the light of God’s glory, we can learn to better ourselves through our own flaws and begin building our faith stronger than ever! Check out this review!In “Flawed but Faithful- Finding Meaning in our Faults”, we examine how nobody is perfect and how this common trait can be used to spur personal growth. In this inspirational book, you will see how the Apostle Paul needed time to turn to God, how King David overcame his great sins to become a man of God, and how Gideon learned to trust his faith when he originally needed proof of God’s amazing love. Many of us struggle with sins and our faith from time-to-time, and we are not alone. This important look at the Bible reminds us of that and encourages us to do better.God knows you aren’t perfect, just as he knew these Bible figures were not perfect. He was patient with them and loved them regardless, and He will welcome you in the same way. Learn to embrace imperfection, trust your faith, undergo tremendous personal growth, and become a stronger Christian in this inspirational book. An in-depth look at some of the Bible’s greatest stories about imperfection and how it relates to our modern lives complements the author’s intelligent commentary to show you the path to a stronger faith.

Author: Pastor Joey Bauer

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
26 reviews

Oath of the Brotherhood: A Novel (The Song of Seare Book 1) by C. E. Laureano

In a kingdom where the Old Ways hold fast and a man’s worth lies entirely in his skill with the sword, Conor Mac Nir is a scholar, a musician, and a follower of the forbidden Balian faith: problematic for any man, but disastrous for the son of the king.When Conor is sent as a hostage to a neighboring kingdom, he never expects to fall in love with the rival king’s sister, Aine. Nor does he suspect his gift with the harp (and Aine’s ability to heal) touches on the realm of magic. Then his clan begins a campaign to eliminate all Balians from the isle of Seare, putting his newfound home in peril and entangling him in a plot for control of the island that has been unfolding since long before his birth.Only by committing himself to an ancient warrior brotherhood can Conor discover the part he’s meant to play in Seare’s future. But is he willing to sacrifice everything—even the woman he loves—to follow the path his God has laid before him?

Author: C. E. Laureano

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
35 reviews

The Teacup Novellas – The Collection by Diane Moody

Lucy Alexander has a hopeless case of writer’s block. But all that changes when her handsome UPS guy delivers a box of vintage teacups from the estate of her namesake and beloved Aunt Lucille. Happy memories of tea parties they shared when Lucy was young flood her mind. And with them, the forgotten stories her aunt loved to tell over tea and Scottish shortbread. Colorful tales of fascinating characters woven together with the undeniable power of love. Some were true, most weren’t, but it was her aunt’s extraordinary gift of storytelling that first ignited Lucy’s passion to write. Though still grieving the recent loss of her aunt, Lucy unwraps the fragile cups and saucers, and with them, a flood of memories and story ideas.The Teacup Novellas – The Collection includes all five stand-alone stories plus the on-going saga of Lucy’s own budding romance with that UPS guy who keeps knocking at the door of her heart.The Collection includes:Book One – Tea with EmmaBook Two – Strike the MatchBook Three – Home to Walnut RidgeBook Four – At Legend’s EndBook Five – A Christmas Peril

Author: Diane Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
50 reviews

The Elmo Jenkins Trilogy by McMillian Moody

Follow the antics of Elmo Jenkins, the quintessential, earnest young church intern as he learns the ropes in a large metropolitan church. Simultaneously hilarious and thought-provoking, this trilogy canonizes the ongoing adventures of the staff at First Church. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be inspired. The readers say it best – “Not since Mitford has the day-to-day life of a minister been so much fun.”The Elmo Jenkins Trilogy includes all three full length Elmo Jenkins novels. Ordained IrreverenceSome Things Never ChangeThe Old Man and the Tea You get 675 pages of hilarious anecdotes, touching stories, and spiritual insights all woven into the day-to-day life of young minister, Elmo Jenkins. Here’s what readers are saying:”The Elmo Jenkins books are some of the most entertaining books I have ever read. I can’t put them down.” “I have read…no-devoured both books 1 & 2. They are every bit as much fun as the previously unmatched Mitford series. I hope to read more of this series very soon.””McMillian Moody has an absolutely witty and humorous way of putting words down on paper.” “This book [Ordained Irreverence] was a joy to read. It was full of humor and heart. The characters came to life between the pages and reminded me of all the diverse people you find within the walls of the church. It made me smile as we see through the characters the creativity of God.”  You’re sure to enjoy Elmo’s adventure from beginning to end. OBT Bookz

Author: McMillian Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
200 reviews

The Runaway Pastor’s Wife by Diane Moody

A Top 100 Amazon Kindle Bestseller with over 500 “Five Star” reviews!What could possibly drive a pastor’s wife to run away from home? After years of frustration from life in a church fishbowl, Annie McGregor walks away from it all and boards a plane for Colorado. She has no way of knowing her college sweetheart is headed to the same cabin in the Rockies, terrified and gravely wounded. Their unexpected reunion couldn’t have come at a worse time. Or could it? Bewildered that God would allow Michael Dean to walk back into her life, Annie pleads with Him to keep her heart true to her husband and her family. God answers her prayer, but in a way she would never expect. Written by a former pastor’s wife, Annie’s story provides a rare look inside the family life of those in the ministry, particularly the unique pressures on those who marry men of God.

Author: Diane Moody

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
993 reviews

51 Ways to Love Your Enemies: How to love others when they are hurting you (Spiritual Self Help) by Lynn R Davis

We don’t have to like them but we do have to love our enemies. How do you love someone you don’t even like? It’s not easy. And at first glance it may seem impossible. Let “51 Ways to Love Your Enemies” be your guide. “51 Ways to Love Your Enemies” offers an easy to follow list of practical ways to express love and kindness toward enemies. The list is not only comprised of scriptural principles like forgiveness and compassion, but also practical everyday ideas like buying a cup of coffee and greeting with a smile. “51 Ways to Love Your Enemies” is an enlightening little book with a big message of love. (6300 words)

Author: Lynn R Davis

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
67 reviews

Target: A prequel story (Denver FBI Book 1) by Lisa Phillips

Special Agent Liam Conners is the only witness to his neighbor’s abduction: the Chloroform Killer has struck again.
But when his neighbor, Andrea James, returns from a business trip, they realize the killer’s mistake—her sister has been abducted in her place.
Now the killer is coming for Andrea, and Liam and his partner are the only ones standing in the way.
​Can they catch the killer and protect the target?

Author: Lisa Phillips

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
87 reviews

HOPE Being Gone (Trusting God in the Tough Times) by Cherie Hill

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You thought you had hope, until tragedy took over. You thought life was in control, until it erupted into chaos. You assumed you were strong, until you were suddenly brought to your knees. You thought you walked by faith, until you found yourself consumed in the darkness of despair. Hope is gone. Youre facing circumstances in life that seem insurmountable, even for God.

We quickly realize that our problem isnt that we havent trusted God, but that we trusted God and believed Hed come through . . . and He didnt. He could have prevented our pain and suffering, but He chose not to. We cry out, but there is no answer and our faith takes a tragic turn.

But Gods silence is not His solution and His absence is not His answer. His goals are eternal, not earthly. You want a way out . . . Hes making a way through. You crave comfort . . . and He brings you to the Cross. It is there that we realize: we cant deliver ourselves from a crisis that God himself has orchestrated.

God is taking you on a journey of faith, and hope is just a step away . . . but a step in the right direction takes you right through the valley. And it is there, where all hope seems gone that God takes your faith places you never knew it could go. Hes teaching you to trust Him through your doubt and in your fears. Hes growing your faith and showing you that you can trust Him . . . even when there is no evidence that you should.

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Author: Cherie Hill

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
76 reviews