Friday, May 13, 2016

Blog tour: Where the Light may lead--Book review and spotlight

Hey, everyone! I'm here today with a book review and spotlight for the book Where the Light my Lead which includes six novella-length stories!
First we have the book spotlight . . .


 Six authors, six genres, six bite-sized stories of women living out their faith in ordinary and extraordinary circumstances. When the heart is willing to follow, where does the light lead?

Sample Old West justice. Watch a romance unfold over light years. Laugh as an introvert finagles her way out of a bridal shower. Agonize with an FBI agent as she negotiates for a child’s life. Imagine a shape-shifting cat who tracks down a kidnapper. And peek behind the scenes as a guardian angel argues with a double-talking auto mechanic. Learn again that the light of faith can lead you anywhere.
That’s How She Rolls by C.L. Wells

Tessa, a self-conscious introvert, attempts to avoid a party and everything goes wrong. When a handsome stranger offers to lend a helping hand, she isn’t sure things will ever be right again.
Leopard’s Find by Kimberly A. Rogers

Ever wonder what your favorite characters were doing before you read about them for the first time? Sparks fly whenever Raina and Baran from The Therian Way are together. But what exactly was she doing before she met him?
Whatever Raina’s up to, it’s never boring.
Upsie-Daisy by Jane Lebak

Did you know guardian angels have a sharp sense of humor? It’s a requirement for the job, otherwise they’d run screaming instead of dealing with us. If you’re new to the Lee and Bucky stories, welcome to the world of sarcastic mechanics and pun-slinging angels. This story takes place about four months before any of the full-length novels, that way you can dive right in.
Circular Horizon by Bokerah Brumley

As a speculative fiction writer, I’m forever intrigued with the ‘what if.’ For instance, what if there was real-world science fiction featuring a God-fearing astronaut? This brain-wandering led to a story, and I briefly explore this idea with Mae McNair and Abel Onizuka in Circular Horizon.
‘Tis So Sweet by Faith Blum

Eleanor Miller has always loved her younger brother, even through all the bad things he has done. But when he almost kills a man, she needs to let him go and trust God to draw him to Himself. Will she find out how sweet it is to trust Jesus in everything, no matter what happens?
The Quinn Case by Julie C. Gilbert

Law enforcement’s a tough career to make it in both physically and emotionally. The Quinn Case takes place several years before the events in Heartfelt Cases Book 1: The Collins Case. Herein, you’ll meet a young FBI Special Agent named Ann Davidson who must find a missing child even as she struggles to put another case behind her.
Immerse yourself in six clean, sweet, Christian novelettes in this awesome multi-author anthology fiction box set….and maybe encounter your next favorite author!


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My Review:
~4.5 stars~
I really, really enjoyed this collection of stories!!! All in all they were enjoyable and sweet reads. :) Overall rating is 4.5 stars.

That's how She Rolls
~3.5 stars~
I enjoyed this story! It was sweet and light and I found myself chuckling along with the characters! The reasons for the lower rating is because some if it was a little too descriptive for my taste. Also, the romance put me on edge. They seemed all too enamored with the physical side of things. The issues and point the author was trying to get across was really good and meaningful, and I appreciated how she dealt with the fact the beauty comes from the heart, not how others around us view us. 

Leopard's Fight
~4 stars~
I have never read urban fantasy before. In fact, I had no idea it was even a genre! I really enjoyed reading through it, and discovering a new genre to try! The characters were endearing and frustrating by turns, which made the story intriguing! I'll definitely be looking into reading more by this author!! :) 

Upsie-Daisy
~4 stars~
This story was a cute, humorous story, including a guardian angel. This as a totally new experience for me, and I really enjoyed it! Nearly every single part had me smiling, and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series that comes directly after this fun novella!

Circular Horizons
~3.5 Stars~
The only reason for the lower rating is because I couldn't quite understand everything that was going on. But it was set quite a ways into the future, in space, so that could be why! I loved the characters, and the mother/son relationship was sweet and endearing. I so appreciated that the son had a respect for the mom, even if he didn't agree with her view on God. There wasn't the arguing, angry, bitter son that there seems to be in so many stories nowadays. I loved the verses put before each chapter, and the conclusion to the story was just so sweet!!

'Tis so Sweet
~4 Stars~
Ahh, our western! I so enjoyed this story, although it felt a little rushed. Nearly every chapter we were heading into the future anywhere from 3 to 15 years. I tend not to enjoy books that do that anyways, so that kinda out me off. But the story redeemed itself with the plot the the characters! The way the story ended was so not what I expected, but at the same time it was a fulfilling ending, and I loved how the hymn 'Tis so Sweet was woven into the story line!!

The Quinn Case
~5 stars~
Oh, I loved this story!! And when I finished it, I realized I have the first book in the series on kindle!!! So that was rather exciting. :D 
I feel like this story was probably the best of the bunch, Or it could just be that it was the style of writing I enjoyed the most! Set in present day and with FBI agents, I wasn't sure how the author was going ot be able to pull off such a short story and still make it interesting. I shouldn't have worried! It was quite an amazing plot, and the characters were very well developed for the length of the story!




About Our Authors

C.L. Wells CL-Wells-Head-Shot

C.L. Wells is a JANE-OF-ALL-TRADES, with a passion for writing and animals. She lives in Kansas with her family, which includes a fat doggie who is not named Toto and a cat who moonlights as an escape artist. Feel free to ask her about the ‘escape artist.’ She plans to write about it someday. She would love hearing from you.

Kimberly A. Rogers

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Kimberly A. Rogers writes urban fantasy with a Christian twist. She lives in Virginia where the Blue Ridge Mountains add inspiration to an overactive imagination originally fueled by fantasy classics such as the works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Jane Lebak

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Jane Lebak has been publishing since 1994, with several novels in print as well as over seventy-five shorter pieces in magazines, newspapers, and journals. She is one of the bloggers for QueryTracker.net, a resource for writers seeking agents. She lives in The Swamp, reading books and knitting socks with her husband, children, cats, and fishtanks.

Bokerah Brumley

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Bokerah Brumley is a speculative fiction writer making stuff up on a trampoline in West Texas. She lives on ten acres with five home-educated children, four peacocks, three dogs, two cats, and one husband. In her imaginary spare time, she also serves as the blue-haired Publicity Officer for the Cisco Writers Club.

Faith Blum

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Faith Blum is a historical fiction author who also loves to do pretty much any right-brained activity, especially if it involves crafting. She lives with her family on a small family farm in Wisconsin.

Julie C. Gilbert 

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Julie C. Gilbert writes in several genres including Christian Mystery, YA Science Fiction, and Mystery/Thriller. Regardless of category, she writes about people who face hardship and right wrongs because they have an innate need to do so. In other news, she is obsessed with Star Wars and has a day job teaching high school Chemistry in New Jersey.
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4 comments:

  1. I *almost* signed up to review this book, but decided against it because I have so many other books I need to get caught up on. :) I just picked up a free copy though and I hope to read it soon. Great review! :D

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    1. Haha, yeah, I was almost didn't, but it looked interesting, and I somehow found the time to read it! (Kindles are great--you can stay awake and read them when your sister wants the bedroom light off. ;))
      Thanks, and I'm looking forward to seeing your thoughts after you review it!!

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  2. Hi Jesseca! I wanted to let you know that I tagged you for the Text Tag on my blog. :)

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    1. Thanks, Emily! I'll try and get it done soon! :)

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