Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"Springs of Love" by Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good, Thomas Nye BookTour and GiveAway

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About the Book

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Book title: Springs of Love
Author: Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good, Thomas Nye
Release date: June 15, 2017
Genre: Amish
The Kissing Bridge 
Escaping the past isn’t as easy as it should be…
Anna thought her bad decisions would fade into nothing after she vanished for a few months. Her motives would be clear, her mistakes erased, and she’d be able to rewrite her future the way she wanted. It didn’t work out the way she’d planned. Instead, she discovered her actions have consequences and they had to be paid.
Reuben loved Anna for as long as he could remember, but before he could get serious about courting her, his brother, Mark, won her away. But now she’s back and she beginning to pay the steep price for her mistakes. Reuben tries to help her as much as he can, and the decisions he makes will cost them both everything.
Sold on Love
When Lavina Fisher takes over the household while Mamm’s away, things go from bad to worse. And her younger brother, Stephen, is mostly to blame. Then an accident forces Lavina to face her fears—and her ex-boyfriend. Can she swallow her pride and accept Aaron’s help with the latest disaster?
Cowboys and Amish Girls
Rodeo cowboy, Truman Gunderson, had never met an Amish girl. Amish sisters, Faith, Hope, and Charity had yet to lay eyes on a real, live cowboy. That is until Truman’s galloping horse crosses paths with Charity’s runaway buggy. Truman is not the type to shy away from any challenge, but after he learns something about Faith, Hope, and especially Charity, he realizes that he has met his match.


My Review:
"Springs of Love" by  Laura V. Hilton, Rachel J. Good, Thomas Nye is three novellas about love among the Amish. 

"The Kissing Bridge" by Laura V. Hilton helped me see that we all are  a pearl of great worth that Jesus purchased so that we can belong to Him.   This story shows that the Amish has issues with the same issues that we do, in this case, physically abuse, and that sometimes the person in authority that we trust to help us fail us but we need to keep trying to find the help we need. 

"Sold on Love" by Rachel J. Good is about loving someone with all their faults and accepting their imperfections.  The main character Lavina learns that when you are loved by someone you accept them as they are. This story is also about forgiving yourself from past mistakes and actions.  I think my favorite character in this story is Stephen who learns to slow down and think about things before acting!

"Cowboys and Amish Girls" by Thomas Nye is about a cowboy that meets the Amish while trying to impress another girl.   I am just going to share my favorite quotes from the book and say they are life lessons for us all. But first, I will say if you want to know how to learn to kiss, read this story, it is all clean, I am still laughing. Lol.

Quote 1..."Don't let your relationship with a girl be like bronc busting".Don't try to win her like a prize. If you want to impress a girl, jus' take the time to understand her like you did me." 


Quote 2  "It jus' seems like, if you know who you are and are happy with what God made you to be, you shouldn't have to prove anything to anybody."


Quote 3 " Courage is when a person does something scary for the right reason. Dumb is when you do something dangerous for the wrong reason." 


Of course there are other just as important lessons in the story but I will let you read them for yourself. I don't think you will be disappointed if you pick up a copy and read this story. "Cowboys and Amish Girls"  is my favorite of the three stories in this collection. 


Definitely a 5 star collection.


I was given a complimentary copy by Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own. 





About the Authors
Laura pictureLaura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write and Putting on the New.
Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.
When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.
rachel goodRachel J. Good is the author of several Amish series in print or forthcoming—Sisters & FriendsLove & Promises, and two books in theHearts of Amish Country series—as well as the Amish Quilts Coloring Books and the contemporary novella, Angels Unaware, part of the Hope Chapel series. Visit Rachel at her website: www.racheljgood.com.


IMG_0731xThomas Nye writes novels about horses and Amish life, with a touch of romance, and a foundation of faith in Christ. He and his wife, Shari, live on her family farm where they raised five children. Their six grandchildren love to visit Karma and Karla, a team of draft horses which Thomas purchased from an Amish friend.



Guest post from Laura Hilton

The story behind The Kissing Bridge
The Snow Globe was released in November 2014 and almost immediately readers fell in love with Reuben and Anna, the grandparents in the story. They were secondary characters, but readers asked me to write their story – I put it on the back-burner, told God if He opens the doors I would, and didn’t really think of it again until I was asked to write a novella for this collection. I talked to the publisher of my Amish novels, they gave me permission, and a very close friend and I went back and reread The Snow Globe to remember all the important details about Reuben and Anna in that book. Then, with much prayer for God’s leading, I dived in. The Kissing Bridge is the result, and it was so much fun to write! If you are new to my writing, and want to know what happened to the main characters of The Kissing Bridge years down the road, then read The Snow Globe. If you have read The Snow Globe and were one of the many who asked for Reuben and Anna’s story, then read The Kissing Bridge. 
The setting is actually a real covered bridge that I visited long years ago with my parents when we went on a camping trip and visited all the covered bridges and mills in driving distance of our camp-spot. That was before I cared that my family had come from the Amish and I wondered at all these people dressed as they were and driving horses and buggies! 
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the story! 

Giveaway

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5 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance to win, I love reading books about the Amish, they are wonderful people.

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    1. HI, Wilma, Thanks so much for participating in the blog tour. It's always great to connect with people who love to read Amish stories. Happy reading!

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  2. Thanks for a lovely review and participating in the blog tour!

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    1. Hi, again, Trixi! Have a special day!

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  3. Thanks so much for the thoughtful review, Debbie! I like how you picked out life lessons in the stories to share. Many blessings!

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