Destiny: A Romeo and Juliet Retelling (The Destiny Trilogy Book 1) by Cindy Ray Hale

Destiny Clark, a young Mormon girl living in Tennessee, is wildly infatuated with Isaac Robinson, the headmaster’s son at her Baptist high school. When they’re cast together in the school’s production of Les Misérables, Destiny is horrified to find that she has to be publicly humiliated by acting out her true feelings of rejection onstage.As their rehearsals begin, Destiny realizes the unimaginable: Isaac has developed deep feelings for her despite their religious differences and the fact that he has a girlfriend.But will they be able to find their place amongst the backbiters of their ultra-conservative world?Weaving around Destiny and Isaac’s alternating viewpoints, Destiny is the first book in a series inspired by the characters of Les Misérables and explores heartbreak, self-discovery, intolerance, and love.“Hale is a talented author, who writes deep and dynamic characters in VERY difficult situations.” -Ramblings on Reading Book Blog“Religion is a touchy subject for everyone, and the most common protocol is to simply keep your mouth shut about it, so to read a YA that is highly focused on religion is a refreshing change.” -Shadow Kissed Cassie “A delightful read. I flew through the pages, putting aside other books I was reading at the time, as I was drawn into Destiny Clark’s world and her teenage troubles.” -Jennifer Thompson“The heart of the story is the romance, but religion and faith come in as close seconds. Cindy Hale writes both Baptists and Mormons sympathetically, portraying both as people with strong beliefs. She doesn’t preach religion, but allows her characters to feel faith and express it in a way that gives them depth. There are antagonists in both religions, and good people in both religions. In the end, religion is deeply important to her characters, and both Destiny and Isaac must discover what they believe and find a way to be together despite their differences.” -Kaylynne R.

Author: Cindy Ray Hale

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
71 reviews

Blowing on Dandelions: A Novel (Love Blossoms in Oregon Series Book 1) by Miralee Ferrell

Do Dandelion Wishes Actually Come True?  Katherine Galloway knew this moment of calm wouldn’t last, blown away like the dandelion seeds she scattered as a girl. In 1880, three years after her husband’s death, she struggles to run an Oregon boardinghouse and raise two girls alone. Things don’t get easier when her critical, domineering mother moves in. Katherine must make the situation work, but standing up for herself and her family while honoring her mother isn’t easy. And with a daughter entering the teenage years, the pressure on Katherine becomes close to overwhelming. Then she crosses paths with Micah Jacobs, a widower who could reignite her heart, but she fears a relationship with him might send things over the edge. She must find the strength, wisdom, hope, and faith to remake her life, for everything is about to change.

Author: Miralee Ferrell

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
370 reviews

A Season to Dance by Patricia Beal

Ana Brassfield has her path to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House all figured out until her first love, renowned German dancer Claus Gert, returns to Georgia to win her back. Despite a promising start towards her ballet career and pending marriage to landscape architect, Peter Engberg, Ana wonders if her dreams of dancing at the Met are as impossible as her previous romantic relationship with Claus. Then, an on-stage kiss between Ana and Claus changes everything. Convinced the kiss is more than a one-time mistake, Peter breaks off their engagement. With an old dog crippled by arthritis and dreams deferred but not left behind, Ana moves to Germany to be with Claus. But the ghost of his late wife, Ana’s own feelings for Peter, and the pressure of earning a spot in a large ballet company are a high price for a shot at success. Ana seems on the verge of having everything she ever dreamed of, but will it be enough?

Author: Patricia Beal

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
135 reviews

Fatal Illusions – Four women … murdered. All it took was rope and his bare hands. by Adam Blumer

An amateur magician, an unassuming family . . . a fatal illusion.

Haydon Owens wants to be the next Houdini. He has been practicing his craft and has already made four women disappear. All it took was a bit of rope and his two bare hands. The Thayer family has come to the north woods of Newberry, Michigan, looking for refuge, a peaceful sanctuary from a shattered past. But they are not alone. Little do they know that they are about to become part of Haydon’s next act. Time is running out and already the killer has spotted his next victim. Who will escape alive?

“Fatal Illusions is an engaging, fast-paced read with a captivating storyline that grabs you from page one and doesn’t let go. Highly recommended!”–Mark Mynheir, homicide detective and author of The Night Watchman

“An awesome ride!”–Rosey Dow, Christy Award-winning author of Reaping the Whirlwind

“Adam Blumer tells a fast-paced story that weaves together a serial killer, a physically wounded pastor and his spiritually wounded wife. The twists and turns will keep readers guessing.”–Rick Acker, author of Blood Brothers

Author: Adam Blumer

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
165 reviews

When You Come Home by Nancy Pitts and Tom Brokaw

Daphne Cavin’s poignant story of love, loss and sacrifice was one of the most memorable I encountered in writing The Greatest Generation. Her daughter now completes the story with this very heartfelt book. – Tom Brokaw

Based on the World War II experiences of Daphne Kelley Cavin, first published in Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation.

The war claimed Daphne Kelley’s young husband’s life, but it couldn’t keep Raymond – and his abiding love – from being with her when she needed him most.

First glimpsed in Tom Brokaw’s landmark bestseller, The Greatest Generation, the true-life love story of Daphne and Raymond Kelley went far deeper than Brokaw’s feature could reveal. Now When You Come Home provides the complete account of what New York Times book reviewer Michael Lind cited as “perhaps the most compelling” love story in Brokaw’s book.

Taking its title from a poem newlywed Daphne sent her soldier husband during World War II, When You Come Home tells of their young love in the heartland at the brink of war, and of the crushing uncertainty and fear as they find themselves a world apart. And when the poem comes back to Daphne – blood-stained by Raymond’s mortal wounds – When You Come Home shares the extraordinary event that restores the grieving young widow’s faith in the transcendent power of love.

Author: Nancy Pitts and Tom Brokaw

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
244 reviews

Mindfulness: Mindfulness for Beginners – How to Live in the Moment, Stress and Worry Free in a Constant State of Peace and Happiness (Mindfulness, Meditation) by Yesenia Chavan

Mindfulness for Beginners – Learn how mindfulness can make your life better TODAY!
A “mindfulness for beginners” guide that will make you a joy magnet!! :o)

Practicing mindfulness can make you happier, healthier and more productive than ever. This book will teach you how to take control of your thoughts, stop worrying, relieve stress and embrace a more peaceful way of living.

Don’t let life just happen to you! Use mindfulness to create a life of peace and happiness that you love!
Are you tired of living on autopilot and letting your reactions, thoughts and feelings dominate you?

Are you ready to stop living in the past and worrying about the future so you can create your ideal life NOW in the present moment with mindfulness?

Mindfulness for Beginners – How to Live in the Moment, Stress and Worry Free in a Constant State of Peace and Happiness is going to teach you exactly how to be mindful, how to use mindfulness techniques to quiet your mind and how to practice mindfulness every day in order to gain control of your life.

Learning how to be mindful and developing a regular mindfulness practice can be a challenge at first because our “monkey minds” as Buddhists call them, jump from thought to thought like monkeys swinging from tree to tree. If our minds aren’t tossing around regrets of the past, they’re busy fearing the future.

If you want to change your life, you can only do that in the present moment by the thoughts you choose to think. If you can develop the habit of practicing mindfulness for only a few minutes each day you can achieve amazing results in your life! Mindfulness for Beginners walks you through exactly how to take control of your thoughts.

Mindfulness will improve your physical and mental health, reduce stress, improve your clarity and focus, and give you a deep sense of peace. When you’re run down, stressed out and anxious your ability to enjoy life and find peace gets depleted. Mindfulness is an elevated state of being that enables you to rise above your circumstances and experience a sense of joy. As you experience joy, you attract health, finances, abundance and a slew of other wonderful things into your life.

Mindfulness for Beginners teaches you:
The key benefits of mindfulnessHow mindfulness improves your physical and mental healthMindfulness meditationHow to embrace your power to createHow to master your mindHow to build your self confidence with mindfulnessMindfulness and breathingHow to raise your conscious awarenessHow to cultivate contentment with mindfulness….and much more

Here’s a Preview of What You’ll Learn…
What is mindfulnessWhy practice mindfulnessThe importance of living in the present momentTechniques and key strategies for practicing mindfulness every dayHow to make mindfulness the most enjoyable part of your dayHow mindfulness nurtures self-acceptanceMindfulness and personal developmentMindfulness and relationships….and more

You were never meant to feel stuck, burnt out and unhappy. Free yourself today with mindfulness.

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Author: Yesenia Chavan

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
151 reviews

Growing Food God’s Way: Paul Gautschi Grows Superior Food With Much Less Work By… by David Devine and Joel Salatin

Growing Food God’s Way is a compelling biography of accomplished gardener and arborist Paul Gautschi. Known world-wide for his connection with God’s world of nature, this authorized work explores the man and his wildly successful garden and orchard…while applying revealed principles to guide our daily lives as well.
Home gardeners in 208 countries agree that you can grow better produce with much less cost and less work if you do it God’s way.
CAUTION: this book may rock your worldview!

Author: David Devine and Joel Salatin

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
123 reviews

Amish Knitting Circle Christmas: Granny & Jeb’s Love Story by Karen Anna Vogel

Granny Weaver started a knitting circle believing women are stronger spun together, just like her wool. But she was young once with her own struggles. In 1963 Deborah Byler is twenty-one and has turned down seven marriage proposals from hopeful suitors in Millersburg, Ohio. At her parent’s request, she goes to live with relatives in the new Amish settlement in Smicksburg, Pennsylvania, praying she’ll find a match. Jeb Weaver lives in a strict Swartzentruber Amish settlement, and he can no longer abide under the rules of the Ordnung. His older brother left the family farm and settled in Smicksburg, and convinces Jeb to do the same. When Jeb meets Deborah, he finds her too liberal and outspoken. Deborah thinks Jeb’s judgmental and a complete stick in the mud. Their constant clashing makes sparks fly. Will an African American man, who hitchhikes around the country to attend Martin Luther King Jr. marches, help Jeb and Deborah see their own prejudices? “Karen Anna Vogel again bring us another heart warming Granny & Jeb story. A love that surrounds all those who read it.” Pamela Jarrell ~ Whoopie Pie Book Club

Author: Karen Anna Vogel

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
52 reviews

A Dream Unfolding (Prescott Pioneers Book 1) by Karen Baney

Prescott Pioneers Series #1Christian Historical Romance set in the Arizona Territory in 1863. The promise of a new life and a chance to start over…Hannah Anderson had the life she always wanted, married to the man of her dreams.  When her husband’s brother gets in trouble with the law, the town turns against them, shattering her perfect life.  Now they are left with only one choice—to head west to the Arizona Territory in the hopes of creating a new life.  Will the journey be worth the cost?lt;p>Will Colter, after burying his father, is forced to leave the ranch he has called home for nearly thirty years.  The journey is dangerous, challenging him and his men.  Will he find the new life he was hoping for?Or, is there a new dream quietly unfolding before their eyes?

Author: Karen Baney

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
213 reviews