CrossReads Short Takes: Glasgow Grace & Dread Champion

CrossReads Short Takes: Glasgow Grace & Dread Champion

CrossReads Short Takes

Glasgow Grace

by Marion Ueckermann

Glasgow Grace

Opera singer, Skye Hunter, returns to the land of her birth as leading lady in Phantom of the Opera. This is her first trip back to bonnie Scotland since her mother whisked her away to Australia after Skye’s father died sixteen years ago.When Skye decides to have dinner at McGuire’s, she’s not going there only for Mary McGuire’s shepherd’s pie. Her first and only love, Callum McGuire, still plays his guitar and sings at the family-owned tavern. Callum has never stopped loving Skye. Desperate to know if she’s changed under her mother’s influence, he keeps his real profession hidden. Would she want him if he was still a singer in a pub? But when Skye’s worst nightmare comes true, Callum reveals his secret to save the woman he loves. Can Skye and Callum rekindle what they lost, or will her mother threaten their future together once again?

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Dread Champion

by Brandilyn Collins

Dread Champion

 

Chelsea Adams has visions sent from God.

But they have no place in a courtroom.

As a juror for a murder trial, Chelsea must rely only on the evidence. And this circumstantial evidence is strong—Darren Welk killed his wife.

Or did he?

The trial is a nightmare for Chelsea. The other jurors belittle her Christian faith. As testimony unfolds, truth and secrets blur. Chelsea’s visiting niece stumbles into peril surrounding the case, and Chelsea cannot protect her. God sends visions—frightening, vivid. But what do they mean? Even as Chelsea finds out, what can she do? She is helpless, and danger is closing in…

Masterfully crafted, Dread Champion is a novel in which appearances can deceive and the unknown can transform the meaning of known facts. One man’s guilt or innocence is just a single link in a chain of hidden evil…and God uses the unlikeliest of people to accomplish His purposes.

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You Have a Choice This or Nothing

You Have a Choice This or Nothing

by Rebekah Beene

When my kids were little supper was always at the table but it wasn’t always what each child wanted. So I would always say “you have a choice this or nothing.”  They generally chose supper as it was.

Oh beloved, this day God does not restrict our prayers as only one or nothing. We have the Word of God in written  form but we have the Word of God – Jesus – who became flesh and dwelt among us. When we are faced with two choices we always choose to be obedient to the Lord as children who love God our Father.

But we don’t have to labor at the banquet table of what ifs, how to’s or anything. Jesus taught His disciples to pray Your Kingdom come on earth… He tells us in the realm of prayer to pray expecting to receive. He says ask, seek, knock and keep on asking seeking and knocking. The prayer of apathy, resignation or self provoking is mentioned nowhere.

God loves you and He’s for you. So beloved believer pray for the Kingdom to come on earth in your situation. Ask for big scary prayer answers that have no hope for an answer without intervention from the Lord. Don’t worry about anything but pray and believe you receive.  Your King loves to answer, your Savior intercedes 24/7 and Holy Spirit is your Guide. When you release unprecedented prayer you receive a banquet of blessing! Don’t fear missing God’s will for it is His good pleasure to restore, heal and deliver. Rejoice that your prayers can have real answers that show His power and glory as you walk by faith and not by sight!

James 5:13-15 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

1 Peter 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness-by whose stripes you were healed.

3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

Acts 3:6 But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene– walk!”

About the Author:

Rebekah Beene

In a Christian Women’s meeting in 1983, Rebekah was given a prophetic message that she would write books. Several years ago she began writing stories about special holiday memories and travels, sharing God’s love and care through each story. God has gifted Rebekah with the ability to look at the natural and see the supernatural. Both Rebekah and her husband Danny have a heart to share the Gospel and the riches of life in Christ to everyone they meet. They have served in the local church and in ministry to motorcyclists. Danny is an ordained minister and they both have been Bible study teachers for many years. Rebekah also speaks at women’s retreats and conferences. Her tag line says it all “God loves you and He’s for you”.

My website is http://rebekahbeene.wordpress.com

My first book in print is Oh Beloved! Live in the Light of His Word.
Link to buying the book via paypal is on the website.
As well a link to purchasing the ebook on Amazon is there too.
I’m also on twitter @rebekahbeene, tumblr http://rebekah-beene.tumblr.com/
and of course facebook as Rebekah Beene (Warren) I included my maiden name for old friends.
CrossReads Book Spotlight: Remember to Forget: Clean, Contemporary Christian Romance

CrossReads Book Spotlight: Remember to Forget: Clean, Contemporary Christian Romance

CrossReads Book Spotlight

Remember to Forget:

Clean, Contemporary Christian Romance

by Debra Ullrick

Remember to Forget

Her brother tricked her!

When Shianne Sumner’s brother asks her to help an elderly man, she can’t refuse. When she arrives at his house, she is not only shocked to discover that the man isn’t old but that the help he needs is delivering packages to a children’s hospital. Unable to let him or the children down, she puts her fears aside and takes him. Once there, her worst fears are realized. Fearing for Jude Bradford’s safety, she is relieved when he hires her to help him. The more time she spends with him, the more her feelings for him grow. Having been abandoned once before because of her hideous scars, Shianne refuses to give in to the demands of her heart for fear that Jude will flee, too, once he sees her face.

After an accident, Jude Bradford is sightless. When his best friend, Owen, who has been staying with him, is called out of town, Owen sends his sister, Shianne to help him. Since it’s the holidays and help is hard to find, Jude talks Shianne into working for him. The more time he spends around her, the more he is drawn to her. Can he convince her he’s not like the others? That a scarred face or a missing limb doesn’t matter to him? Or will her fears of him fleeing once he sees her face keep her from returning his love?

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CrossReads Short Takes: A Man She Can Trust & Forclosed

CrossReads Short Takes: A Man She Can Trust & Forclosed

CrossReads Short Takes

A Man She Can Trust

by Roxanne Rustand

A Man She Can Trust

Pregnancy is the last thing on her mind

After all, isn’t that one of the reasons Grant walked out on her last fall? He couldn’t wait for her practice to settle down to have kids. Not to mention, her husband couldn’t seem to commit to one woman. It seems next to impossible that one night of stupidity could lead to her becoming pregnant. She still can’t forgive him, but Jill has to tell Grant he’s going to be a father.

As if Grant’s return wasn’t hard enough, the man has provoked someone else—someone who won’t stop the phone calls, the threats.

As much as she hates it, Dr. Jill Edwards’s life may depend on her estranged husband.

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Forclosed

by Traci Tyne Hilton

Forclosed

Mitzy Neuhaus is the top selling Realtor in Portland, but even her office is dead in this economy. Foreclosed is the word no homeowner wants to hear and Mitzy is determined to save the incredible mansion on her street from that fate. But with the homeowner desperate to keep Mitzy away from his property and Alonzo, the dangerously hot rival investor trying to snatch it out from under her, Mitzy knows she has to work fast, or the economy won’t be the only thing dead…

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Praise for the Mitzy Neuhaus Mysteries

A fun cozy mystery. The lead character, Mitzy Neuhause, is what one would get if Legally Blond were about real estate. She is well-intentioned, beautiful, slightly clueless, and really, really good at what she does – which is selling homes in Portland, Oregon.

The fun begins when she butts heads with a local commercial property real estate agent over a stunning and mysterious Victioran mansion.
The next thing you know Russian royal jewels are being discussed and the Russian mob may, or may not, be involved. Mitzy needs to keep her faith, her head, and her big, blonde, 80’s hair in place in order to bring everything to a happy ending.—Jane Wells, author of Glitter in the Sun

Foreclosed is a thoroughly entertaining and superbly plotted debut novel from Traci Hilton. The book approaches the genre of mystery from an unusual but extremely engaging setting: the world of real estate.

And alongside the book’s delightful protagonist Mitzy Neuhaus, the reader loses himself in the grandeur and enigmatic qualities of the stunning mansion that the author so authoritatively conveys.

The chemistry between Alonzo and Mitzy is apparent from their first encounter and adds a layer of tantalizing romance to the book; their chemistry is electric and their battle of wills really brings the book’s main plot to life.

But it is Mitzy who deserves the greatest plaudits. She is an emotionally engaging character with an incredible amount of depth; resourceful, polite, entrepreneurial and caring, she is the book’s main attraction and could quite easily sustain a lengthy series of mysteries that the book’s many readers would enjoy.

Finally, the author’s writing must receive its deserved praise. Often with light reads such as Foreclosed, the writing can be suspect. But Traci Hilton displays effortless control and command of language. A highly recommended read. –A. S. Anand author 2032

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Closer Than a Brother

Closer Than a Brother

by Sherry Chamblee

Proverbs 18:24  A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
The second half of Proverbs 18:24 says there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. I used to be convinced this verse was referring to Jesus Christ – and honestly, I still do think it applies to Jesus as our True Friend.

But this entire passage is regarding relationships between each other – it isn’t essentially about our relationship with God. So if we take that into consideration, it’s just as true to say that this verse is referring to the idea that there is a friendship possible that becomes closer than a brother. Those are the types of friendships that get you through trials, but you can’t have them unless you allow them.

Which brings up the first half of that Bible verse – the half that talks about showing ourselves friendly – open to friendships with other people.

I think too often we believe ourselves to be fine on our own – we don’t need anyone else. But this Bible verse encourages us to be friendly – to cultivate relationships so we have a support system when we’re going through trials.

I wish I could say something to everyone who’s hurting. If I could it would be that when you’re hurting, don’t shut people out completely. People around you want to help, and their presence IS something you need, even if you don’t realize it right now.
To this day, I thank God for some pushy friends, and how they were ok with no talking. Let a couple push in, and then let them sit there.

Allow people to help you. Create friendships – exercise those relationships like they’re muscles. They’ll grow stronger with use.

About the Author:

Sherry Chamblee

Sherry grew up in various cities around northern and central California. This gave her all sorts of stories that sat and festered in her brain, waiting to be let loose. She eventually went to college in Wisconsin, where she met her equally frenetic husband, Rich. They have six (yes, count them) children, two dogs and a cat, and currently reside in a madhouse in the southern California area. As a family, they enjoy being active in their local church. Sherry spends her time writing when not caring for Granny, the kids, the dogs, the cat and any number of strays in the neighborhood.

Sherry Chamblee can be found at http://www.sherrychamblee.weebly.com Or check out her books at http://www.amazon.com/Sherry-Chamblee/e/B00BA06RJ2/