Unique Bibles To Read And Study

unique bibles to read and study

I love a good Bible and it's hard to not want to start a huge collection. Today, when you walk in the bookstore you can find so many different versions. I love that there are so many choices today because that gives the chance for anyone to connect with God wherever they are in life. 

While I love just the standard NIV study bible, there is something about having a unique Bible in your collection. One that is different from the rest. 

What do I consider a Bible to be unique?

  • Covers a certain topic related to life. 
  • Has unique features not seen in other Bibles.
  • Includes daily devotions pertaining to a certain topic that you would not find elsewhere. 
  • Easy to read and understand for those that are new to the faith. 

Without further ado, here are 8 Bibles I found to be unique: 

NIV First-Century Study Bible 

The NIV First-Century Study Bible was created to help you understand God’s Word in its original cultural context. It introduces you to an ancient world vastly different from your own, but rich invaluable life lessons. This Bible is designed with great tools to help answer your questions about life in Bible times. As you dive in, you’ll see how the ancient past holds applicable truths for life today.

This edition includes unique features to help shed light on the historical context of the Scriptures:

Complete NIV Bible text • Day In the Life Articles, describing daily life in Bible times • Word Studies expound upon original Hebrew words • “Addressing the Text” articles help you dive deeper • Study notes include writings from early church writers, rabbis, and extra-biblical sources • Full-Color photographs, maps, and diagrams • Book introductions and outlines.

Homeschool's Mom Bible

Heartfelt Inspiration to Revive, Encourage, and Strengthen the Homeschooling Mom
If you’re on an airplane, you’re instructed, in the event of a loss of cabin pressure, to put on your own oxygen mask before helping your child. The reason? If you don’t have a supply of oxygen, you won’t be able to help anyone else.
The same is true for the rest of life: you can’t give what you don’t have. And as a homeschooling mom, you pour yourself out every day for the sake of your children. Yet how do you fill yourself up? Where do you get your spiritual oxygen?
Now you can be filled and restored by the original Bible for homeschool moms―with a full year’s worth of encouraging daily devotions placed alongside the clear, accessible text of the NIV Bible. These heartfelt, practical readings written by Janet Tatman, a former homeschooling mom, cover topics such as finding strength to keep motivated, avoiding burnout, staying focused and committed, navigating the needs of toddlers while educating siblings, managing schedules, delegating tasks and chores, setting boundaries, and most importantly, maintaining proper soul care while juggling educational and household responsibilities.

KJV Waterproof Bible

Just as the title suggests. A bible with a cover that is 100% waterproof. It is also stain resistant! This is great for those that like to carry their Bible around and live somewhere it's rainy. 

NIV Celebrate Recovery Study Bible

Find freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits.

If you long to break free from life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits, the NIV Celebrate Recovery Study Bible is a powerful and positive ally. This Bible is based on eight recovery principles found in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and on the underlying Christ-centered twelve steps of the proven Celebrate Recovery* program. The NIV Celebrate Recovery Study Bible lifts you up and shows you how to walk, step by attainable step, on a path of healing and liberty.

Based on the proven and successful Celebrate Recovery program developed by John Baker and Rick Warren, the NIV Celebrate Recovery Study Bible offers hope, encouragement, and, through developing a relationship with Jesus Christ, empowerment to rise above your struggles.

The Sportsman's Bible

The perfect gift for Father's Day, a son's birthday, or graduation, The Sportsman's Bible features a Mothwing camouflage cover plus special field insights and devotions for those who love spending time with God while hunting and fishing in the great outdoors. 

Easy to read and carry, this is a special edition of the KJV Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible and features many of the same helps as other editions twice its size, including a presentation page, giant print concordance, end-of-verse references, words of Christ in red, four-color maps, ribbon marker, and more.

The Quest Study Bible

Find answers to over 7,000 questions about the Bible.

With over one million copies sold, the NIV Quest Study Bible is designed for inquisitive readers who desire solid answers to their many questions. With thousands of notes and hundreds of articles by today's most trusted scholars, this unique Bible addresses the common, uncommon, and perplexing questions people ask about Scripture. Passages that puzzle will snap into clarity as you explore God's Word and use the many studies helps.

The Pursuit of God Bible

A pastor, preacher, student and teacher, Tozer (1897-1963) is perhaps the closest American writer to C. S. Lewis, with his penetrating insights and straightforward use of language. Fifty years after his death, his bracing words now accompany related passages throughout the popular New International Version Translation.

This unique volume features close to 600 key selections and teachings, taken from more than 40 of Tozer's writings, ranging from seminal bestselling books like "The Pursuit of God "and "The Attributes of God "to lesser-known works such as "The Size of the Soul "and "The Root of the Righteous."

Each selection appears in one of three categories:

  • On Scripture: Over 365 selections, each sharing the page with the Bible passage to which it refers, add depth and insight to a particular verse's application for the believer.
  • Reflections: More than 100 writings that apply the deep meaning of the Christian faith to everyday life.
  • Challenges: Nearly 100 entries tied to scripture that exhort the reader to resist complacency in particular areas of one's "living out" the Word in the world.

Hope in the Mourning Bible

Grief is one of life’s toughest challenges. During such times it is difficult to know where to turn. Yet in the midst of your deepest despair, God reveals Himself and His promises for a better tomorrow.  The NIV Hope in the Mourning Bible works to bring a peaceful sense—in the midst of the coldest winter—that spring will one day come again. The collection of devotions and prayers warmly offer inspiration and hope based in God’s Word and his promises to those who have lost loved ones. This Bible emphasizes the love and hope that your Lord has for you even during your darkest days. 

Features
• Complete text of the NIV, the world’s most popular modern-English Bible
• Daily devotions written for and by those who have experienced the loss of a loved one or who are helping a loved one through extended terminal illness
• A prayer appendix featuring 52 prayers based on the book of Psalms
• Short reflections and song lyrics for meditation
• Resources page containing information for those seeking additional help

 

Do you have a unique Bible in your collection? If so, share what you have in the comments! 

the caffeinated bibliophile

Book Review: The Rancher's Surprise Daughter by Jill Lynn

rancher's surprise daughter jill lynn book review

The synopsis on the back of the book: 

A reunion he never expected... In this Colorado Grooms novel Luc Wilder's surprised when his ex-girlfriend Cate Malory arrives at his Colorado guest ranch. And he's downright stunned when she introduces him to his three-year-old daughter, Ruby. Bonding with the bubbly little girl is easy--Ruby loves ranch life, just like her daddy. But after all the secrets, can Luc and Cate find a way to trust in each other again?

  • Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
  • Pages: 288
  • Published: 7/17/2018
  • Publisher: Love Inspired
  • Goodreads Rating: 4.32 Stars
the ranchers surprise daughter jill lynn book review

Why I Chose This Book

Jill personally reached out to me review her book. You know I always love a good romance story so of course, I agreed! 

First Initial Thoughts

First off this cover is just too cute for words! 

Cate and Luc use to date when they were just young teenagers. Cate was devastated when Luc ran off when they had a big fight after she accused him of cheating. Soon after she found out she was pregnant with his child. Three years later when Ruby, Cate's child, needs heart surgery, she goes to find Luc to tell him Ruby is his. 

Speaking of Luc, I think he handled the situation very well. Imagine if a former flame came to your door to say, "hey by the way this child is yours!". He was angry but he didn't lash out and not want to have anything to do with Ruby. He genuinely cared and wanted to be a part of her life. 

It took a lot of courage for Cate to travel all the way out west and find Luc to tell him Ruby was his child. This was probably not easy and I appreciated how Jill wrote this part out. She had a way of making Cate not seem like the "bad guy" and make us realize that she made a mistake - like we all do in life. 

Setting

What I appreciated from this novel is that Jill focused on one particular setting, at the ranch, so that we could focus on Cate and Luc specifically. The small town and ranch made me miss the mountains though! 

Final Thoughts

A lot of love inspired books are kind of predictable but Jill's book was different. I appreciated how she went the extra mile to make it more unique with her story and characters. Not too many Christian books have a child born out of wedlock. I really liked that Cate and Luc didn't find Christ until later on in their life. I admired that Jill emphasized that even though both of them found Christ, they still had personal issues to work out afterward. Which is true for a lot of people who find Christ! 

Both characters had to learn to trust each other again. There are real struggles mentioned in this book- like co-parenting and typical relationship issues. I found this book to very relatable in that aspect. That not every relationship is smooth going. We all hit roadblocks and rough roads in relationships. With God, we can maneuver around those roadblocks. 

Would I Recommend? 

Yes, most definitely! I think this would be the perfect book to read on the porch in the evening with some tea or lemonade. 

Q&A With Jill Lynn

How do you select the names of your characters?

Randomly! ☺  I love naming characters. Sometimes I play around with different names until the right one clicks. Other times I know right away. And sometimes it’s a name that I had on my list for naming children, but then I only had two and couldn’t use them all. ;) I’ve also been know to ask my Facebook tribe for suggestions. They named two characters in this book.

How do you develop your plots and characters?

I daydream a lot. While I’m driving, showering, walking. I usually start with trying to figure out the conflict of the story and what makes my characters who they are. That combination allows me to outline some chapter ideas. And then new things always come to me as I’m writing.

We all need a hero! Tell us about your protagonist(s)? Was there a real-life inspiration behind him or her?

My heroine Cate is a bit of a control freak…and I totally understand her on that because I struggle with the same. The hero Luc is dependable and yet flawed too. What I like about these two characters is that they’re working through real-life issues. Anyone who works on bettering themselves is a hero in my book. ☺

There was a real-life inspiration behind Ruby’s story in the book. My niece also had heart surgery at a young age, and Ruby’s medical issues stemmed from that.

What was your hardest scene to write?

Getting the opening just right was tricky. Cate has kept a daughter from Luc, so I needed readers to understand her reasoning and sympathize with her decision even if they didn’t agree with it.

What is your writing Kryptonite?

The internet. When I get stuck, I find I’ll drift off to social media and plunk around. But when I come back to the book, the same problem is still there waiting for me to fix it. 

If you could tell your younger writing self-anything, what would it be?

Have more grace for yourself. Going slow is okay. Write what you love. Phew! That’s a lot of advice, but that’s what comes to mind.

What do you do in your free time when you aren’t writing?

I love to read. I can be found watching Netflix. And I walk. I’m not a runner, but I love a good walk or hike.

If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?

Well, I actually do work at our small business with my husband. So if I didn’t write, I’d work there more. I also think it would be fun to have a wedding venue. Colorado is full of pretty scenery and places that are perfect for weddings.

What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?

Yesterday’s Tomorrow by Catherine West. It’s one of those books that messed up my life by not letting me do anything else until I’d finished. Excellent book.

Do you drink any coffee or tea while writing? If so, what kind is your favorite?

I’m a coffee girl—the stronger the better. I drink it in the morning, but I don’t have more than a few cups. After that, I switch to room temperature water with lemon. My husband thinks I’m crazy, but I think it’s easier to drink water that way. 

What are the preferred methods to have readers get in touch with or follow you (i.e., website, personal blog, Facebook page, Goodreads, etc.) and link(s)? 

I interact with readers the most on Instagram and Facebook. Here are the links for those. 

https://www.facebook.com/JillLynnAuthor/

https://www.instagram.com/jilllynnauthor/ 

I also send out newsletters and often host giveaways. Sign up is at http://jill-lynn.com/news/ 

About the Author

jill lynn

Jill Lynn writes small-town happily ever afters filled with humor, grace and faith. She lives near the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her husband and two children and can be found online at Jill-Lynn.com or on Facebook and Instagram @JillLynnAuthor. Her latest release, The Rancher’s Surprise Daughter, is in stores and online now.

 

I hope you all are having a wonderful week! Have you ever read a Love Inspired novel? If so share your thoughts! 

the caffeinated bibliophile

Book Review: Last Dance in Kabul by Ken Czech

last dance in kabul ken czech book review

Last Dance in Kabul Blog Tour

The synopsis on the back of the book:

The Ultimate Dance Between Love and War

When his superiors ignore his warnings of an impending Afghan insurrection in 1841, British army captain Reeve Waterton vows never to return to Kabul. But then he rescues strong-willed Sarah Kane from an ambush and his plans for civilian life and self-preservation unravel around him.

At first Reeve dislikes Sarah as much as she loathes him. She’s as impudent and disdainful of authority as he, plus she’s betrothed to his bitterest rival.

It’s only after Reeve’s closest friend is brutally murdered and the Afghan tribes explode in revolt that he and Sarah discover their desperate need for each other. When the retreating British army is caught between the jaws of Afghanistan’s blizzard-wracked mountain passes and hordes of vengeful tribesmen, Sarah and Reeve must rely on their skills, courage, and blossoming love just to survive.

  • Publication Date: August 2, 2018
  • Fireship Press
  • Paperback & eBook; 306 Pages
  • Genre: Action & Adventure/Historical/Romance/War & Military

Praise for Last Dance in Kabul

“Reeve Waterton, a dashing rogue, is a true hero who stands among the most valiant officers of British fiction. Sarah Kane is an assertive woman assured of her own mind yet vulnerable in her heart. Together they spark the blaze that energizes Last Dance in Kabul.” —Rex Griffin, historical writer

“You won’t find two more compelling characters than Reeve Waterton and Sarah Kane. I love them. I rooted for them to survive and work things out from the third chapter until the exciting conclusion. Their story was so expertly woven between survival and romance that I found it difficult to pull myself away from it.” —Ray Simmons, for Reader’s Favorite

“Last Dance in Kabul is a war story; a story of life and death; a story of love and hate, and it is a very good read. I was pulled back to 1841 and dropped in the middle of the Afghan insurrection.” –Trudi LoPreto for Reader’s Favorite

“[The] character development is impeccable and the conflict gives the story its powerful depth and emotional intensity. Last Dance in Kabul is a captivating, well-plotted and beautifully paced novel.” —Christian Sia, for Reader’s Favorite

last dance in kabul ken czech book review

Why I Chose This Book

When I was sent an email to opt-in to review this book and read the synopsis I knew I had to take part. It just sounded like such a unique book about a topic I have never read on before. 

First Initial Thoughts

Before reading this book I knew British occupied India during the 19th century and it was not a pleasant occupation from historical accounts. I did not know that they also occupied the middle east, particularly Afghanistan. Although the characters are fictional, the uprising in 1841/1842 did actually occur. It was one of the bloodiest and most devastating battles the country has faced. 

Sarah Kane is traveling to Kabul, Afghanistan with her sister Connie to wed her fiance Liewellyn Rigby who is serving with the British. During this time, it was almost unheard of women traveling in a war-torn country alone. Sarah and Connie are complete opposites. Connie being more domestic and docile while Sarah is witty and stubborn. However, I thought their personalities complemented each other well. I first got a little annoyed with Sarah because she often got herself and others in trouble because of her "mouth" and naive decisions. 

Reeve Waterton - for some reason I pictured him to look like Christian Bale in Batman (haha). He was kind of a troublemaker but he was aware of what was going on around him - and very street smart. He tried to warn his superiors of the impending Afghan insurrection but of course, they didn't listen. Why do they never listen?!! 

When Reeve and Sarah first met - it was absolutely hilarious. Let's just say Sarah was not expecting to meet Reeve in such an indiscreet way. They absolutely loathed each other and I loved their little banter. But they soon learn to get to know each other better and grow closer when Reeve rescues her caravan from an attack. 

Setting

I honestly, don't really know too much about Afghanistan's history (beyond our own history with them). Ken did an amazing job with his research. I was immediately swept into the mid 19th century Afghanistan. I learned a lot about the landscape and could immediately imagine it in my mind. I had no idea that it snowed (like a lot) there! 

Final Thoughts

This book was absolutely phenomenal. I could absolutely see this translated over to the big screen. I definitely think it would be nominated for best picture or best drama. 

When Sarah does finally reach Kabul we get to meet Lew Rigby. What I appreciated is that Ken didn't make him out to be a jealous or bad man. He was kind, considerate, and actually loved Sarah. I think if Sarah didn't meet Reeve, she would go on to be with Lew. But she wouldn't get to have that adventurous life she deeply desired to have. So it made me kind of feel bad that Sarah really didn't love him in return. But of course, I was still rooting for Reeve! 

Speaking of their relationship. I think that he developed it well. Even though a lot of romantic stories start with the two main characters hating each other, I actually liked how Ken did it for this story. They hated each other for valid reasons and I think they just miss understood each other. 

The Battle scenes were well done and I appreciated that Ken didn't go too much into the gruesome details. The story emphasized the true effects of war. The heartbreak and trauma people experience. Not only that but what it also does to a country and how it affects it for years to come. 

Would I Recommend? 

Yes, most definitely. Please be aware that there are mild violence and war battles throughout the story. 

About The Author

Ken Czech

Dr. Ken Czech is a retired history professor and an internationally recognized authority on the historical literature of exploration and sport. His passion, however, has turned to writing fiction. He and his wife Mary live in Central Minnesota on an abandoned granite quarry.

For more information, please visit Ken’s website. You can also find him on FacebookAmazon and Goodreads

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the caffeinated bibliophile

NOTE: I was sent a copy of this book from the publisher to review. All opinions are my own. 

The Hope of Azure Springs by Rachel Fordham Spotlight & Excerpt

the hope of azure springs by rachel fordham spotlight and excerpt

Tour Schedule:

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I am so excited to be featuring Rachel Fordham's debut book, The Hope of Azure Springs! This book sounds so sweet and the perfect book to read with some tea and cookies! 

Synopsis: 

Ada,  Mich. —

Between  1854  and  1929,  the orphan train movement relocated over 200,000  orphaned,  abandoned,  or homeless children from the eastern United States to rural areas throughout the country, focusing primarily in the Midwest.  Since that time, this movement has captured the attention and curiosity of readers. In The Hope of Azure Springs, debut author Rachel Fordham masterfully blends history and romance in her well-crafted tale of a former “train rider.” 

Seven years ago, orphaned and alone, Em arrived at a new home in Iowa after riding the orphan train. But secrets from her past haunt her, and her new life in the western wilderness is a rough one. When her guardian is shot and killed, Em, now nineteen, finally has the chance to search for her long-lost sister, but she won’t be able to do it alone. Sheriff Caleb Reynolds is determined to solve the case and secure justice for Em. But what he doesn’t expect is the hold this strange young woman will have on his heart. 

Historical romance readers will be charmed by the town of Azure Springs as they journey with  Em to face her past, embrace her future, and rescue what she’s lost.   

Info About The Book:

  • ISBN: 9780800734732
  • Ebook ISBN: 9781493414222
  • 320 pages, paperback
  • $15.99
  • Published: July 3rd, 2018
  • Publisher: Revell

 Excerpt 

Abigail jumped into the conversation again. “In another day or two we’ll give her a real bath. I’ll find her some of Eliza’s clothes to wear. A little freshening up will change her appearance. I’m certain that will help. Already she’s improving.”

Caleb took in Em’s disheveled and ragged appearance—her hair caked with dirt and oil, a layer of filth covering her skin. Never had he seen a face so thin. The bones in her cheeks looked harsh and sharp, the skin pulled tight around them. No man would look twice at her for her beauty. But if a man were looking for the plainest, thinnest waif of a girl, she would not be hard to pick from a crowd.

“A good bath and clean clothes couldn’t hurt, but it still won’t be hard to track her down. Half the town saw her come in on the back of that wagon. All those men would have to do is ask a few questions around Main Street and she’d be found. I’ll spread word to everyone I see, but it’s best if she stays put, away from people. Guarding one house will be easier than watching the whole of Azure Springs. I’ll get to the bottom of this and then she’ll be free to go.”

Turning his attention from Abigail and back to Em, he said, “I know you can’t talk long today, but can you give me descriptions of the men and tell me where your place is?”

Em’s eyes were looking weary, but she nodded. In a tired voice, she gave him details. Specifics most people would over­look came pouring out of her. He wished everyone he interviewed remembered the little things the way she did.

“One man had a scar running along his left cheek,” she said. “It was red, like it was new. Another had red hair, deep red, and he was missing a front tooth. The third man had fair hair and bushy eyebrows. He didn’t talk much—just followed orders.”

The images of all three of the men came alive, the details vivid, as Caleb scrambled to keep up with her, frantically writing notes.

“I don’t know where I am now, but I know George’s place is next to Hollow Creek, about a mile south of where it meets the Eagle River. It’s tucked in the back of a little clearing. It’s not much to look at, but I think you’ll be able to find it.”

Clutching his notes, he stood. “Thank you, Em. I’ll let you rest now. I’ll be back soon to talk. Please think hard about what these men could have been after.”

He made his way through the house and was reaching for the handle of the front door when Abigail said, “Sheriff?”

Caleb turned around to see her standing in the front room. “Yes, ma’am?”

“I’ve heard of a man living back along that creek. I remember the preacher saying he’d tried visiting before, but the man had sent him away without letting him in. And I think the Walkers have mentioned a strange man back there. They live out that way. It’s pretty secluded, but you know Ruth Walker, she likes knowing what’s going on. But I’ve never heard of a girl back there, not from Ruth or the preacher or anyone. And this man, George, no one really knows him.” Creased worry lines formed on Abigail’s face.

Caleb wished he could ease her mind somehow. “I’ve never heard of anyone living on Hollow Creek. I try to know everyone, but I’ve never heard a single mention of George. I’ll head out there as soon as I can. I don’t know how the pieces will come together, but they always do. Let me know if she tells you anything else.”

“I will.” Abigail took a few steps toward Em’s room before turning back. “I hardly know the girl. It’s strange, but already I care for her. Please stop these men. I want Em to be safe. I know she’s frightened. She hasn’t said she is, but I can sense an uneasiness. You have to stop these men. She deserves a chance.” With that she stepped back into the sickroom.

Caleb put his hat on and left. James, the town’s land agent, would have a detailed map of the area and any land deeds. With his long arms swinging at his sides, Caleb made his way toward the land office, his mind working like the gears in a clock. Who was George and what kind of arrangement did the girl have with him? The few ideas he conjured up sickened him. He hoped for a simple, untainted explanation.

Em was plain looking, with her stringy, straw-colored hair, freckled nose, and thin frame—no denying that. But she was quick and alert. The details she’d provided told him she had a keen mind. What’s her story? Who would shoot a girl like that? What reason could they have? Lost in thought, he was startled to hear his own name.

“Sheriff Reynolds. Pleasure running into you.” Eliza Howell approached from the side. He stopped. Skirts swaying, she moved closer until she stood very near, smiling up at him through long lashes. He found himself staring at her perfectly rosy cheeks. He couldn’t help admiring her curled blond hair with just a hint of red. The land office did not seem so urgent now.

Caleb stepped out of the way as several men passed by. He watched as the men’s eyes drifted to Eliza and lingered on her. Everything about Eliza turned heads, including his.

“Miss Eliza. What has you out and about in Azure Springs?” Caleb asked the local beauty.

“I walked in to meet Olivia. She wanted to visit Miss Caroline because she was expecting a new order of lace today. Olivia’s still looking. I think she might stay all day trying to decide which she likes best. I saw you passing by and thought a quick hello would break up the monotony of my day. Besides, Miss Caroline has already talked my ear off long enough about Mr. Norbert. Poor old maid, someday she’ll realize no one is interested in a spinster.” Eliza reached up and brushed at the shoulder of his jacket. “Seems you picked up some dust from these dry roads.”

He offered his arm and walked her along the street toward the dress shop. “I’m glad you stopped me,” he said. “I was just over at your place. I met Em. It’s a puzzling case.” He felt the pull of his conscience at the mention of Em. “I won’t be able to visit long. I need to do some digging around and see what I can learn about her.”

“That horrible, dirty girl is in my bed and I’m upstairs with Mae and Millicent. Have you ever seen a dirtier creature in all your life? It’s rather disgusting.” She scrunched up her nose. “I’ll have to boil the entire bed to get the smell out. Even then I’m afraid I’ll catch something she left in it. Let’s talk of other things. I’m so tired of everyone talking about Em and worrying over her.”

Caleb stared a moment, surprised such ugly words could come from someone so beautiful. Odds were she hadn’t meant to sound so harsh. “She was a sight. I don’t think she’s had enough to eat in a long time. Gets me wondering what kind of life she was leading.” Drawn back into his reverie, he wiped his brow absently and looked off into the distance. “Whatever her story is, it’s my duty to help her. If I don’t, those men could hurt others. You, even.”

“We all rest easier knowing you’re the sheriff. Always our valiant man in arms.” Eliza’s voice was playful, but he liked the image she painted of him. He’d been too young to fight in the war. Sheriff was the closest he could come to being a hero.

About The Author: 

Fordham Rachel

Rachel Fordham started writing when her children began begging her for stories at night. She’d pull a book from the shelf, but they’d insist she make one up. Finally, she paired her love of good stories with her love of writing, and she hasn’t stopped since. She lives with her husband and children on an island in the state of Washington.

Connect With Rachel: 

https://rachelfordham.com

rachel@rachelfordham.com

https://www.facebook.com/RachelFordhamFans/

 

GIVEAWAY TIME!! 

THE PUBLISHER HAS GRACIOUSLY OFFERED (3) WINNERS EACH A COPY OF THE HOPE OF AZURE SPRINGS AND SPECIAL REVELL SWAG!

Giveaway will begin at midnight July 9, 2018, and last through 11:59 PM EST on July 17, 2018. Winners will be notified within a week of the close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of the prize.  Complete prize open to US mailing addresses only.  For our giveaway rules and policy, click HERE

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I hope you enjoyed the excerpt! This book just sound so sweet! Don't you agree? 

Good luck on the giveaway if you entered! 

the caffeinated bibliophile

NOTE: I was sent a copy of the book to feature on my blog - from the publisher Revell. I was not compensated.