Spotlight & Excerpt: The Miss Adventure Brides Collection

miss adventure brides collection spotlight and excerpt

Miss Taken Identity blog tour


Love Is One of Life’s Greatest Adventures

Seven daring damsels don’t let the norms of their eras hold them back. Along the way these women attract the attention of men who admire their bravery and determination, but will they let love grow out of the adventures?

MissTaken Identity by Kimberley Woodhouse

1883 Texas Headstrong, bubbly, accident-prone Abigail Monroe is on a quest for adventure away from society’s expectations. But her pursuits are unexpectedly thwarted when she is arrested by a handsome Texas Ranger.

 Title: MissTaken Identity
Collection: The MissAdventure Brides Collection
Author: Kimberley Woodhouse
Publisher: Barbour
Release Date: December 1, 2018 (print)
Genre: Historical Romance

EXCERPT – MissTaken Identity – Kimberley Woodhouse 

Covering her mouth so her girlish laughter wouldn’t be heard, Abigail tossed her bag over her shoulder like she’d seen the other men do and tried to walk like a man. 

It was harder than it looked. She glanced over at a man on the boardwalk by the bank. His stance was wide and his stride was long. 

She stopped and pretended to shake her leg like there was something in her boot. Deep breath. She started again. Why, oh why, hadn’t she thought of all this before the trip?

About The Author

Kimberly Woodhouse

Kimberley Woodhouse is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifteen fiction and nonfiction books. A popular speaker and teacher, she’s shared her theme of “Joy Through Trials” with more than half a million people across the country at more than 2,000 events. Kim and her incredible husband of twenty-five-plus years have two adult children. She’s passionate about music and Bible study and loves the gift of story.

CONNECT WITH KIM: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Giveaway Time!

misstaken identity giveaway kimberly woodhouse

Kimberley Woodhouse is giving away:

  • (1) grand prize of a Kindle Fire (US only)

  • (3) 1st prizes - a print copy of The MissAdventures Brides Collection (US only)

That's a total of FOUR winners!

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight December 4, 2018 and last through 11:59pm December 11, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | CBD | Book Depository

I hope you enjoyed the excerpt and the information all about The Miss Adventure Brides Collection! This book just sounds like the perfect book to read over a long weekend with some hot cocoa!

Good luck if you entered to win!

the caffeinated bibliophile

Note: I am part of the Justreads Tour and was given a copy of this book. However, I was not compensated in any way to promote this book.

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Christmas Gift Guide: Bookish Items

Christmas Gift Guide Bookish Items

Do you have a book lover in your life and have no idea on what book to gift? Bookish items are the best alternative! Any book lover would appreciate (and probably be very happy about) any book related gift.

Therefore, I have given ideas below on what to give to that book lover in your life!

Book Themed Prints From Shop Lucy In The Sky

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Lucy is such a talented artist and her prints are the cutest! They are quite popular on Instagram and with other fellow book bloggers. I have shopped with her before and she always ships really fast so no need to worry. But her items do sell out fast!

Coffee Mugs!

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A coffee mug is a go to gift for anyone. Especially if they are coffee or tea lovers. Sweet Mint Handmade make the most adorable mugs. I haven’t seen any designs like theirs anywhere in stores or online. So it sure will be a unique gift!

You can check out their store —-> HERE

The Bookish Box

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The Bookish Box is a monthly literary subscription. Each month, they send a themed shipment customized to your selections. They offer these options:

  • Book, Shirt, and Goodies Box

  • Shirt and Goodies 

  • Shirt and Book

Each month The Bookish Box announces their new theme & include teaser information about the books and items included. Members have the ability to adjust their preferences based on the theme. 

Subscription box prices start at $18

The Jane Game - Perfect For Game Lovers!

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The Jane Game is a trivia board game devoted to Jane Austen’s six novels. It is designed to bring Austen admirers together to share in her stories, characters, wit and language.

While playing, each participant enters Jane’s world by role-playing one of her heroines. As such, you seek after a fortunate life by becoming an accomplished woman, gaining life experience, and choosing to marry or not. Through chance, expertise, and choice you could become the envied Mrs. Darcy, the pitied Mrs. Collins, or the new roommate of Miss Bates. The Jane Game is for 2-7 players (Austen wrote seven heroines into her six novels) and lasts about an hour to an hour and a half, depending on how chatty and good-humored the heroines are.


Because we all need socks - and cute ones at that. ;)

Bookish Jewelry

Any one would love a bauble as a gift!

I hope this helped you get some ideas for gifts! What kind of bookish items do you like to gift?

the caffeinated bibliophile
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Christmas Gift Guide: Children's Christmas Books

childrens christmas books gift guide

It’s almost the 1st of December and that means it’s only less than a month away from Christmas.

This is the first of my Christmas gift guides this year. I am planning to have at least 3 more. This gift guide goes over Christmas books for children. I just love giving books as gifts - no matter the age! Giving the gift of reading is such a beautiful and memorable gift.

Especially when they are centered around Christ. Most of these books are Christian themed while some are more symbolic. I would say that most of these books are meant for ages 3-8.

So without further ado, here are 15 Children’s Christmas Books to give this season:

*Just click on the image of the book below to be taken to Amazon to read the synopsis and purchase if desired to.

All these covers are just making me smile! They are all just so adorable! I love all the artwork. I think any of these would make wonderful gifts.

Do you remember reading any specific books during your childhood? Share in the comments!

the caffeinated bibliophile
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Christian Subscription Boxes To Subscribe To

Christian subscription boxes to subscribe to

Subscription boxes are the best way to try out products you may have not heard of. I also just love getting a box full of surprising goodies! Also, most of these subscription boxes have books included. There are not too many Christian book boxes on the market, so I appreciate it when subscription box owners include them.

These would also make wonderful gifts for the holidays! Many of them I believe have 3, 6, or 12 month subscription options as well as their monthly option. I would encourage to opt for the 3 or 6 month subscription options if they have them. For one, it’s often cheaper (most offer discounts), and two, you won’t have to worry about remembering to budget that box every month.

Without further ado, here are 8 Christian Subscription Boxes to check out!:

Saint of the Month

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Saint of the Month subscription box is for those who want to learn more about the Saints of the past. Each box comes with gifts which will be opened each week during the time you are waiting for your next one. You receive a set of goals with each gift, which can only be opened on completion! Each box comes with 4 to 5 items. There are male and female boxes available.

There are two subscription options. For $8 you will get the Little Way bag which comprises of two items. The other option is their regular full sized box for $31.99.

The Delilah Box

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The Delilah Box is a monthly Christian Book club created to highlight and uncover the lesser known, lesser liked and more questionable women of the Bible. Each month we choose a "bad girl" of the bible. You will receive a minimum of 2 books, study brochure & 2-3 additional items. 

The subscription is $29 a month.

Agape Love Box

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This is for the married woman out there!

Agape Love Box is a fun new subscription box designed to strengthen unity, intimacy, and build memories together while keeping God in the center of your marriage. Delivered straight to your door every month. Main items are a surprise, but every box includes biblical material and a "spice it up" item!

The subscription is $29.95 a month.

Courage Crate

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Christian based books and materials to help you stay motivated and inspired to run towards your calling. Our Standard Courage Crates include: 2 Christian books for personal development, Faith based gifts and tools, podcasts, and more.

Courage crate promises that every box is worth a $80 value. One of the books will be a new release and the other book will be a previously released book. These boxes can be customized to men, women, teens, and preteens.

I have a full review of this box on my blog - click here for more info!

Four Anchors

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The AnchorChest is a clean monthly young adult book subscription box with a Christian twist. Boxes are designed to bring passionate YA readers amazing stories that would earn a PG rating in the movie theater. Items in each box are carefully chosen to immerse readers in each story and to bring faith and fiction closer together.

Each box will have 5-8 items along with a box. There are two subscription options. For $19.99 you will get one book and one item. For $29.99 you will get the full Anchor Chest box.

Bette’s Box of Blessings

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“LOVE ONE ANOTHER.” Three simple words that Jesus commanded us to do. Bette’s Box of Blessings can help you share your love, faith and God’s Word with premium Christian gifts delivered every month. Each Box is bursting at the seams with gifts that are a great value – not only dollar value – but more importantly, spiritual value. Each box will contain Christian books, music, greeting cards, and more!

Each box will have a $60 - $80 value for only $29.99 a month.



We all have at least heard of or know the subscription box, Faithbox. It was one of the first Christian subscription boxes out there.

Faithbox inspires positive Christian living by helping people grow in their faith journey! This subscription is a wonderfully simple way to build your relationship with Christ. There are 2 subscriptions: Everyday Faith and Faithbox (for that something extra). We ensure that the companies we partner with for our Faithbox create ethical, eco-friendly products.

Each box contains a daily devotional and a variety of items including Christian jewelry, faith guides, and books. It is $25 a month.

Christian Kid’s Book Box

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For all you moms out there!

Christian Kids Book Box is a monthly subscription that sends two beautiful Christian themed books and fun crafts/activity book that will nurture a love of reading in your children, while teaching them Christian principles.

Each box will have two age appropriate books or an activity book for children to learn and grow in their Christian faith. This box is $19.95 a month.

Do you subscribe to any subscription boxes? If so share which ones, and what you think of the box!

the caffeinated bibliophile
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