Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Karen Witemeyer: The Heart's Charge

 By Kelly Bridgewater

Members of Hanger's Horsemen, Mark Wallace and Jonah Brooks arrive in Llano County, Texas, to deliver a steed, never expecting they'd deliver a baby as well. Left with an infant to care for, they head to a nearby foundling home, where Mark encounters the woman he'd nearly married a decade ago.

After failing at love, Katherine Palmer dedicated her life to caring for children, teaming up with Eliza Southerland to start Harmony House. From mixed ancestry, illegitimate, and female, Eliza understands the pain of not fitting society's mold. Yet those are the very attributes that lead her to minister to outcast children. The taciturn Jonah intrigues her with his courage and kindness, but there are secrets behind his eyes--ghosts from wars past and others still being waged.

However, when a handful of urchin children from the area go missing, a pair of Horsemen are exactly what the women need. Working together to find the children, will these two couples find love as well?


My Thoughts:

The Heart's Charge by Karen Witemeyer returns to the Hanger Horseman foursome. This time, readers see the story of Mark and Jonah. Readers learn about their past and what strengthens them today. This story was captivating and interesting. I did enjoy the idea of a Black Cowboy and Black teacher. Most Christian fiction does not feature Black characters, but I love seeing them written in the story as a main couple. I loved learning about their hurt and watching them learn to trust others. In this time period of history, it was hard to be their skin color. The opposite couple's story had a backstory, but both characters were heroic and brave also. One of my favorite things about Witemeyer's writing is that she writes stories with such heart. I usually gravite away from Western stories because they are so boring to me. Not enough action. But not with Witemeyer. She brings such heart, bravery, and sometimes humor to her stories. Overall, The Heart's Charge by Karen Witemeyer is a must read for fans of stories with heroes with a touch of romance.

I received a complimentary copy of The Heart's Charge by Karen Witemeyer from Bethany House Publishers, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Monday, June 28, 2021

Kimberely Woodhouse: Bridge of Gold

 By Kelly Bridgewater

About the Book

Book:  Bridge of Gold

Author: Kimberley Woodhouse

Genre: Christian Historical

Release date: June 2021

Repairs on the Golden Gate Bridge Uncover a Century-Old Murder

Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure.
Underwater archaeologist Kayla Richardson is called to the Golden Gate Bridge where repairs to one of the towers uncovers two human remains from the late 1800s and the 1930s. The head of the bridge restoration is Mark Andrews, who dives with Kayla, and a friendship develops between them. But as the investigation heats up and gold is found that dates back to the gold rush, more complications come into play that threaten them both. Could clues leading to a Gold Rush era mystery that was first discovered during the building of the bridge still ignite an obsession worth killing for?


My Thoughts:

Bridge of Gold by Kimberely Woodhouse is a deep-diving hunt for adventure story. While I am deathly afraid of water, there were some moments when Woodhouse made her characters dive into the water under where the Golden Gate bridge stands today that I cringed. There were moments were the divers could not see their fingers in front of their face because of all the swirlness of the dirt and current. Even with this, they were afraid of the ledge that would take them to death. They worked around that ledge. No me. While this was my reality, it won't happen to all readers. As for the plot, I enjoyed the hunt for buried treasure with the past and the present colliding near the end of the story. One little tidbit I would have liked to see is just a little bit of the legend of how Lady Martha ended up where she was. The main present day character, Kayla, references the legend a number of times, but as a reader, we might not know this story. Even with this little bit missing, I still enjoyed the story and believes it fits well with the series. A good story!

I received a complimentary copy of Bridge of Gold by Kimberely Woodhouse through Celebrate Lit Tours, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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About the Author

Kimberley Woodhouse is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than twenty 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.

You can connect with Kimberley at: and

More from Kimberley

BRIDGE OF GOLD was a blast for me to write. Not only do I love writing dual-timeline stories, but the present-day hero and heroine are named after my daughter and her husband. Steven and Kayla in the book are fictitious, but there are a few things in the book that do mimic their real-life namesakes.

One of them is food.

My son-in-law Steven in real life is six-foot-four and active military. The man can eat. It’s amazing to me how many calories it takes just for him to survive! Then there’s my daughter, Kayla. She was an elite swimmer for many years along with her brother. I could never keep them fed when they were at the height of their swimming careers. In fact, I joked that all I did was cook and load the dishwasher during those years.

To celebrate the release of BRIDGE OF GOLD, I’m going to give out a recipe that I created almost thirty years ago. It went through many revisions the first few months as I perfected it and now you get a special treat because I do not give this recipe out. In fact, one of my dearest friends begged for it when our kids were little. I gave in but made her promise to close her eyes while she made it (LOL) and to never, ever give it to anyone else.

Enjoy! And thanks for joining us on the tour for BRIDGE OF GOLD. I hope you love it.

Kim’s Chocolate Chunk Cookies – recipe by Kimberley Woodhouse

2 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. kosher salt

¾ cup melted/browned butter (this is important! Don’t skip this step)

2 Tb. Hot chocolate mix

1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

½ cup white sugar

1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk

1 – 12 ounce package mega morsels (I use Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips)


Directions: combine the first three dry ingredients and mix well. In a small saucepan on the stove, melt and brown the butter. Medium heat is recommended but you’ve got to watch it so it doesn’t burn. You want a beautiful caramel color. Set aside and allow to cool to around 100 degrees F before continuing. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Once the browned butter is cool, add the hot chocolate mix to it. Transfer to a stand mixer and blend the butter mixture with the sugar. Whip it until well combined and frothy about 2 mins. Gradually add eggs and flour mixture, beating on low just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Using a cookie scoop, drop heaping TB scoops 2 inches apart on parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 12-14 minutes, watching carefully. Allow to cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes and then transfer to cooling racks. Enjoy!

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To celebrate her tour, Kimberley is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Friday, June 25, 2021

No Student Loan Forgiveness

 By Kelly Bridgewater

Do you believe someone’s debt should just be wiped clean? Or since they took out the debt willing and free that they should pay back ALL of the debt plus the interest charges?

I don’t believe it should be erased.

Because . . .

Especially for those students / employees that had to have that degree in order to work in that field. I have a lawyer friend that whines about her law school student loan debt all the time. She wishes they would hurry up and forgive her Student Loan Debt already.

But . . .

If she did not have that law degree, then she would not be working in that law office and making the big income that she does earn. She and her husband earn three times as much income as my husband and I do, and we both work.

While my husband and I have budgeted for all our expenses and are paying off our mortgage with extra money from my paycheck, we really don’t have money to finance cars and take expensive vacations. We also don’t buy a lot of new things. My boys have always worn yard sale clothes. Except shoes, socks, and underclothes. Those I buy brand new.

We have chosen to prepare for our futures instead of enjoying the now items.

We are saving 15% of our income in retirement every payday.

We take any additional money we earn and throw it at the principal of our mortgage.

 No credit cards.

 If we don’t have the cash, we don’t buy it.

 My husband did take out student loans when he went to college, and we worked really hard to pay them off before we started tackling the mortgage. It can be done.

 But . . .

 Borrowers need to budget and pay off their debt. Don’t just pay the bare minimum. Pay off double, if not triple what they are asking you as a payment every month.

 Most of our Financial Advice comes from Dave Ramsey.

 Never heard of him. Here is his website:

 No one, in my humble opinion, should have Student Debt Loan Forgiveness.


Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Mario Escobar: The Librarian of Saint Malo

 By Kelly Bridgewater

Through letters with a famous author, one French librarian tells her love story and describes the brutal Nazi occupation of her small coastal village.
Saint-Malo, France: August 1939. Jocelyn and Antoine are childhood sweethearts, but just after they marry, Antoine is called up to fight against Germany. As the war rages, Jocelyn focuses on comforting and encouraging the local population by recommending books from her beloved library in Saint-Malo. She herself finds hope in her letters to a famous author.
After the French capitulation, the Nazis occupy the town and turn it into a fortress to control the north of French Brittany. Residents try passive resistance, but the German commander ruthlessly purges part of the city's libraries to destroy any potentially subversive writings. At great risk to herself, Jocelyn manages to hide some of the books while waiting to receive news from Antoine, who has been taken to a German prison camp.
What unfolds in her letters is Jocelyn's description of her mission: to protect the people of Saint-Malo and the books they hold so dear. With prose both sweeping and romantic, Mario Escobar brings to life the occupied city and re-creates the history of those who sacrificed all to care for the people they loved.


My Thoughts:

The Librarian of Saint Malo by Mario Escobar captures the hurt and sorrow of the French people and the opposite side of the French Resistance as they fight against the invasion of the German Nazi’s during World War II. I love the idea of protecting the books from the Nazi’s who censored the books that the Germans, or anyone in Europe for that matter, could read. (Kind of like America is trying to do today!) I love the idea of talking about books. I love the idea of hiding Germans. Jocelyn is a brave woman who believes in the importance of reading and the written word. I enjoyed her heart, and I loved seeing her become more brave as the Nazi’s kept trying to force their hand on her world and her beloved books. The story captured my attention, and I finished it two days. The setting was a nice little quaint town that I have never heard of, but I enjoyed visiting it throughout the duration of this story. Overall, if readers enjoyed this story, they might enjoy The Paris Dressmaker by Kristy Cambron since her novel also deals with the French Resistance.

I received a complimentary copy of  The Librarian of Saint Malo by Mario Escobar from Thomas Nelson Publishers, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Jennifer Uhlarik: The Scarlet Pen

 By Kelly Bridgewater

Step into True Colors — a series of Historical Stories of Romance and True American Crime
Enjoy a tale of true but forgotten history of a 19th century serial killer whose silver-tongued ways almost trap a young woman into a nightmarish marriage.
In 1876, Emma Draycott is charmed into a quick engagement with childhood friend Stephen Dee Richards after reconnecting with him at a church event in Mount Pleasant, Ohio. But within the week, Stephen leaves to “make his fame and fortune.” The heartbroken Emma gives him a special pen to write to her, and he does with tales of grand adventures. Secret Service agent Clay Timmons arrives in Mount Pleasant to track purchases made with fake currency. Every trail leads back to Stephen—and therefore, Emma. Can he convince the naive woman she is engaged to a charlatan who is being linked a string of deaths in Nebraska?


My Thoughts:

What a scoundrel!!! In The Scarlet Pen, Jennifer Uhlarik crafted a villain that appears to be suave and handsome, but instead, he has a cold heart with no connections or feelings toward anyone he meets, which is shown over and over again in the plot. I felt so bad for Emma who fell in love with Stephen. This happens to many women today even. Why do women fall in love and stay with men who abuse them? I do not understand it. I know, mostly, because they are looking for validation and the love, but it is harmful to them and God forbid if there is children involved. The plot of The Scarlet Pen was well-crafted and captured my attention the whole time. I enjoyed this story and will recommend it to others. Definitely a story keeper. The romance was okay. It was not my favorite part. I do enjoy the relationship between Clay and Emma. I liked the part where they shared Bible verses to encourage each other. This was a great addition to the True Colors series.

I received a complimentary copy of The Scarlet Pen by Jennifer Uhlarik from  Barbour Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 stars

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Carrie Turansky: No Journey Too Far

 By Kelly Bridgewater

A family long divided, a mysterious trunk, and a desperate journey across the ocean—all in the name of love. The epic saga of the McAlisters continues in this riveting sequel to No Ocean Too Wide.

 In 1909, Grace McAlister set sail for Canada as one of the thousands of British Home Children taken from their families and their homeland. Though she is fortunate enough to be adopted by wealthy parents, the secrets of her past are kept hidden for ten years until someone from her long-buried childhood arrives on her doorstep. With this new connection to her birth family, will she be brave enough to leave her sheltered life in Toronto and uncover the truth?

 After enduring hardship as an indentured British Home Child, Garth McAlister left Canada to serve in World War I. His sweetheart, Emma Lafferty, promised to wait for his return, but after three long years apart, her letters suddenly stopped. When Garth arrives home from the war to unexpected news, he is determined to return to Canada once more on a daunting mission to find the two women he refuses to abandon—his long-lost sister and his mysteriously missing sweetheart.



My Thoughts:

In No Journey Too Far, readers follow Grace and Emma, Garth’s sweetheart, as they struggle with their current situation and cheer as they work on their hunt for true family. Turansky crafted a league of admirable characters who really feel close and personal, if readers have enjoyed the first novel. The only sad part to this second story is that there is not a third novel to the family story. Bringing the British Home Children’s story to light was a fabulous way to spend a couple of hours. I know, from other authors, that orphans and children of poor parents were trained across America to live and work on farms, so this is pretty much the same thing but in Canada. The writing captured my attention along with the story. It was easy to allow my imagination to roams the countryside and courtroom in Canada. Also, the plot was crafted well. Readers should enjoy spending time with the McAlister either in England or in Canada. Overall, No Journey Too Far by Carrie Turansky captured my imagination and taught me something different about Canadian history.

I received a complimentary copy of  No Journey Too Far by Carrie Turansky from Multnomah Publishers, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Leonard Goldberg: The Abduction of Pretty Penny

 By Kelly Bridgewater

A continuation of USA Today bestselling author Leonard Goldberg's Daughter of Sherlock Holmes series, The Abduction of Pretty Penny finds Joanna and the Watsons on the tail of an infamous killer. 

Joanna and the Watsons are called in by the Whitechapel Playhouse to find Pretty Penny, a lovely, young actress who has gone missing without reason or notice. While on their search, the trio is asked by Scotland Yard to join in the hunt for a vicious murderer whose method resembles that of Jack The Ripper. It soon becomes clear that The Ripper has reemerged after a 28-year absence and is once again murdering young prostitutes in Whitechapel.

Following a line of subtle clues, Joanna quickly reasons that Pretty Penny has been taken capture by the killer. But as Joanna moves closer to learning his true identity, the killer sends her a letter indicating her young son Johnny will be the next victim to die. Time is running out, and Joanna has no choice but to devise a most dangerous plan which will bring her face-to-face with the killer. It is the only chance to protect her son and rescue Pretty Penny, and save both from an agonizing death.


My Thoughts:

The Abduction of Pretty Penny by Leonard Goldberg is a delightful story full of wit and twists and turns in the style of format of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. I have been a fan of Doyle's hero, Sherlock Holmes, for a number of years, so I have been very skeptical of a number of the fan fiction about Holmes stories. Usually they are not written really well or researched well, and they make me put the story down. BUT when I was memorized by the covers of the Daughter of Sherlock Holmes' stories, I was hoping the stories would be just as captivating. Luckily, Goldberg does not disappoint. In The Abduction of Pretty Penny, the story is a hunt for an up and coming actress, Pretty Penny, who has gone missing. Of course, my favorite part was the hunt for Jack the Ripper, who they believe has come out of hiding and has stolen these women again. I enjoyed the hunt, and could not wait to see who the kidnapper and murderer was. Goldberg did a fabulous job with this story. I definitely want to own all these stories and have them on my shelf. If a reader is a fan of Sherlock Holmes, these are the nearest stories to the actual ones that I have come across. Give them a try.

I received a complimentary copy of The Abduction of Pretty Penny by Leonard Goldberg by Minotaur Books, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Newspapers: Opinions or Reality

 By Kelly Bridgewater

Trouble is brewing across the political arena.

Trouble is brewing across the newspapers and news reports on national and local news.

Politicians are arguing against the other side but refuse to push the blame at their party’s errors too.

Many news cast are showing one-sided stories. Not reporting the truth from all angles.

Going to a university is a place to be educated and learn to think for yourself. Students are presented a number of varying topics, but the end goal is to teach the students how to interpret and draw conclusions from what they have learned.

The whole purpose of research papers is to analyze and come to conclusions about what is taught from either a textbook, non-fiction, biographies, articles, or scholars who have come before, then add your voice to the discussion.

A school’s newspaper’s position is to promote the happenings in and around the campus to boost morale. Talk about the successes of fellow students. Promote the teachers. Promote the groups on campus. Show the sports team’s latest scores. On the other hand, it is also important to show the strife running rampant through the campus. When something is unfair. Show any decision that affects the whole student body.

Honest-to-goodness reporting.

As a staff member with a MA in Writing, I have noticed that the a number of college newspapers have not been doing the honest-to-goodness reporting in the last year or two.

First, the writing is awful. Titles are all supposed to be in capital letters. Commas are a writer’s friend. Run-on sentences should not be allowed. Short, disjointed paragraphs that jump from idea to idea without a complete thought is a disgrace to anyone who can write a paragraph completely and effectively.

Second, the most glaring obvious errors are the topics. Universities have been publishing titles like “Why do Christian holidays receive special attention?,” The hypocrisy of pro-lifers,” “Storming the Capitol is not a revolution,” “Is America really a democracy?,” and even included couple of articles promoting cheating while in college and another similar article titled, “From online to in-person,” discussing how Universities should allow students to ease back into the Spring semester even after having five weeks off from school because of Covid.

Where is the double sided argument to these published articles? Why are these educated places of learning only allowing one side to be shown in a university newspaper? OR is this more part of the brainwashing that is being taught and shown in our political and public arena? We really cannot have students thinking for themselves. That is old-fashioned form of schooling.

Maybe this is something that seriously needs to be looked in to.

Our nation is crumbling around us.

Our schools are not educating student the way they should be anymore.

Why did my son, who is a freshman at a state college, have to take a quiz on sexuality in a Psychology class? Not called for.

Why did he also have to take a class to teach him to write research papers and the textbook supports Black Lives Matter and the Democrats point of view?

Why direct the education and the newspapers toward this only view point? Why not show the other side to coin?

Why not show true history?  

An effective argument or education shows both sides, but this is not the case anymore. I would like universities to stand up and be more a voice for both sides. Stop promoting one side and shunning the other side. Be a difference. Allow collge students to be a school where a public education does not have to be taught through the rose-colored glasses of arguments.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Lynn Austin: Chasing Shadows

 By Kelly Bridgewater

For fans of bestselling WWII fiction comes a powerful novel from Lynn Austin about three women whose lives are instantly changed when the Nazis invade the neutral Netherlands, forcing each into a complicated dance of choice and consequence.
Lena is a wife and mother who farms alongside her husband in the tranquil countryside. Her faith has always been her compass, but can she remain steadfast when the questions grow increasingly complex and the answers could mean the difference between life and death?

Lena’s daughter Ans has recently moved to the bustling city of Leiden, filled with romantic notions of a new job and a young Dutch police officer. But when she is drawn into Resistance work, her idealism collides with the dangerous reality that comes with fighting the enemy.

Miriam is a young Jewish violinist who immigrated for the safety she thought Holland would offer. She finds love in her new country, but as her family settles in Leiden, the events that follow will test them in ways she could never have imagined.

The Nazi invasion propels these women onto paths that cross in unexpected, sometimes-heartbreaking ways. Yet the story that unfolds illuminates the surprising endurance of the human spirit and the power of faith and love to carry us through.


My Thoughts:

Chasing Shadows by Lynn Austin is a World War II delight to ponder and think about. This plot stuck with me long after I was reading and while I was reading, I kept thinking of what America is slowly walking into. With practically every World War II novel that I read, I can't stop flipping through the pages to see how the story would end. I have read so many stories in this era that I know the Nazi's were defeated in April 1945, so when the story starts with a countdown, I now that the characters are coming to the end of their story. This story stuck a little closer to home because of the political lies and propaganda that is floating through America's culture. Overall, I adored this novel. I can't wait to purchase a copy and place it on my shelf with all my other World War II novels. I highly recommend this story for anyone who is marveled about the heroics of this generation OR to anyone who is frightened by the path that America is taking.

I received a complimentary copy of Chasing Shadows by Lynn Austin, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Susan Anne Mason: To Find Her Place

 By Kelly Bridgewater

In the midst of WWII, Jane Linder pours all her energy and dreams for a family into her career at the Toronto Children's Aid Society. As acting directress, Jane hopes for a permanent appointment so she can continue making a difference in the lives of troubled children. But if anyone were to find out she is divorced, everything would change.

Garrett Wilder has been hired to overhaul operations at the Children's Aid Society. He hopes to impress the board members with his findings and earn the vacant director's position. A war injury ended his dream of taking over his parents' farm, but with the security of the director's job, he'd be able to contribute financially and help save the family business.

Despite their competing interests, feelings begin to blossom between them. But then Jane's ex-husband returns from overseas with an unexpected proposition that could fulfill her deepest desires. Suddenly at a crossroads, can Jane discern the path to true happiness?


My Thoughts:

To Find Her Place by Susan Anne Mason is a delightful look at the Toronto Children’s Aid Society during World War II. Mason did a wonderful job at crafting believable and heartbreaking realistic characters. Jane Linder was a motivated woman with a heart for the unloved children in Toronto, especially little Martin. While tons of families did not want him, Jane loved him and tried her best to find him a home. Then enters Garrett Wilder, a hero from the war who has medical issues, dives into the story as a search for truth, but as the story progresses, he starts to fall in love with the children and Jane. The romance moved along at a slow pace, which I enjoy. As for the plot, it was handled nicely. It kept my attention, and I flew through the story. Even though I really did enjoy reading the story, I had one issue with the plot. The World War II setting. I do not know much about Toronto during World War II, but the story really did not reflect much about the destruction of the war. There was mention of her rationing meat and sugar and Jane’s brother and ex-husband off to war, but other than those two things, this story could have happened in 1909 or 1887. Overall, To Find Her Place by Susan Anne Mason was a different story filled with rememberable characters. I can’t wait to see what else Mason comes up with next. Will she continue this series or move onto another idea? I guess readers will have to wait and see.

I received a complimentary copy of To Find Her Place by Susan Anne Mason from Bethany House Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 stars

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