Death in the Shadows by Paul McCusker | Book-Set Giveaway

November 9th, 2016

Can Father Gilbert, who traded in his detective’s badge for an Anglican priest’s collar, champion the truth in time to stop more people from dying? Find out in Death in the Shadows, Paul McCusker’s new book releasing November 27. Pre-order a copy of Death in the Shadows and check the mystery-lover off of your Christmas list.

Join Paul in anticipation of Death in the Shadows by entering to win two books in the A Father Gilbert Mystery series (The Body Under the Bridge and Death in the Shadows)! Five winners will be chosen to receive the two-book sets. Click the image below to enter to win.

About the Book

When Father Gilbert became Anglican priest, he never expected he would be pulled into a different kind of mystery—the mystery of the spiritual world.

Attending a conference in a seaside town, he has yet another supernatural encounter, this time with a murdered… read more »

‘The Devoted’ iPad Mini Giveaway

October 14th, 2016

You’re invited back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred and hopes fulfilled in The Devoted.

Bright, curious, and restless, Ruthie Stoltzfus loves her family but is stuck in a sea of indecision about her future: Should she stay Amish? Or should she leave? She’s done all she can to prepare to go–passed the GED, saved her money–but she can’t quite set her journey into motion.

Patrick Kelly is a young man on a journey of his own. He’s come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to “everything Plain.” Time, to Patrick, is of the essence. Every moment is to be cherished, especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor.

Ruthie’s next-door neighbor and cunning ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is drawn to trouble like a moth to… read more »

Book Madness Bracket: And the Winner Is…

April 29th, 2016

Our Book Madness Bracket has come to an end and the winner is … Becky Wade’s Her One and Only. It was an incredibly close match and let’s face it, all these books are high up in our TBR pile.

Thanks to everyone for participating and casting your votes! Congratulations to the winners of a surprise set of books, ALYSSA ZECH, JENNIFER BRETSCH, and JULIE JOBE. Please email elizabeth {at} litfusegroup {dot} com to claim your prize!

P.S. Join Becky for a Facebook party on May 5th to celebrate her latest release. Here are the details:

A female bodyguard plus her star NFL client plus danger equals a great recipe for romance! Her One and Only, book four in Becky Wade’s Porter Family novels, releases May 3. To celebrate, Becky is hosting an author chat party on her Facebook page on May 5 at 5 PM PDT/8… read more »

Book Madness Bracket: Final Round

April 15th, 2016

We’re down to the final two in our Book Madness Bracket! It’s been an incredibly close match … we don’t blame you if you need to flip a coin to decide on book choices. Keep reading to see which two books made it to the final round, and be sure to vote for your favorite! 

After taking the survey, leave a comment below with your guess for which book will make it to the top and you’ll be entered to win a surprise set of books! Come back next week to see which books made it to the top of the TBR pile.

The contenders:

Her One and Only by Becky Wade
Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin

The Final Round:

Click here to vote!

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Tips & Tools | 3 Tips to Staying Organized by Jamie Lapeyrolerie {+ giveaway}

December 11th, 2015

With the approach of another new year comes a time of reflection and anticipation. What made this year worthwhile? What do I want to strive for this coming year? For many, getting organized is a reoccurring goal that may or may not fizzle out within a month. Jamie Lapeyrolerie joins us today to share 3 tips for bloggers to stay organized. Plus she’s giveaway away her new book blogger’s planner, which you are going to love!


Hello everyone! I’m so excited to be here with y’all and chat about book blogging! This week I opened up Books and Beverages – The Shoppe! and one of the items I love is the Book Blogger’s Planner.

In my book-blogging life, staying on top of things makes blogging much more fun, and so the idea for this planner came after I grew tired of the planner… read more »

Litfuse Crossword | October

October 2nd, 2015

Welcome back to Litfuse’s crossword puzzle! Every month or so, we post a crossword based on recent and upcoming tours, books, and authors. Look through our campaign schedule, author pages, and book descriptions to help you solve the puzzle. Leave a comment with your guesses and the person with the most correct answers will win a surprise set of books! Here is October’s crossword. Make sure to check out our September and October releases to help you solve the puzzle:

Across

2. Gather up your notebooks and pens and go to ___ School with Valerie Woerner
6. Justin & Lindsey Holcomb share how to prevent this in “God Made All of Me”
7. The small-town setting of “The Splendor of Ordinary Days”
9. The sunny setting of “A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn”
11. It’s never to early to teach your children about ___! Check out Catherine Devries book to get started.

Down

1. Jim Burns & Jeremy… read more »

Friday Favorite | Fighting for Grace with Jen Hatmaker (Plus a Giveaway!)

August 21st, 2015

Best-selling author Jen Hatmaker is convinced life can be lovely and fun and courageous and kind. She knows how the squeeze of this life can make us competitive and judgmental, how we can lose love for others and then for ourselves. She reveals how to:

  • Break free of guilt and shame by dismantling the unattainable Pinterest life.
  • Learn to engage our culture’s controversial issues with a grace-first approach.
  • Be liberated to love and release the burden of always being right.
  • Identify the tools you already have to develop real-life, all-in, know-my-junk-but-love-me-anyway friendships.
  • Escape our impossible standards for parenting and marriage by accepting the standard of “mostly good.”
  • Laugh your butt off.

In this raucous ride to freedom for modern women, Jen Hatmaker bares the refreshing wisdom, wry humor, no-nonsense faith, liberating insight, and fearless honesty that have made her beloved by women worldwide.

Click here to enter to win a copy of For the Love! 2 copies are… read more »

Hello 2015! {And a giveaway!}

January 3rd, 2015

The first Saturday of 2015—welcome.

I spent the last few days of 2014 taking stock of the past year and sorting through what to carry forward into the coming months. Reflecting on my year of hard, I stand in awe of the many ways Jesus has reassured, provided for, and protected me. I have flourished in His love.

I am purposing in 2015 to live out of the gracious abundance I’ve been given. So, this Saturday I find myself sinking softly into the new year, “resting” in the work of Jesus on my behalf, in whom I’ve been created to be, and in the role God hand-picked for me in His over-arching story of redemption. I am excited to step into the next chapter of my story. I know His goodness, greatness, graciousness, and glory will be revealed as the pages continue to flip past.

What about you? What are YOU purposing to do this year?

Our friends at David C. Cook sent us… read more »