CrossReads Spotlight: Imperfect

CrossReads Spotlight: Imperfect

CrossReads Spotlight

Imperfect

by Christy Barritt

Imperfect

(Formerly titled “The Trouble with Perfect”)

Since the death of her fiancé two years ago, novelist Morgan Blake’s life has been in a holding pattern. She has a major case of writer’s block, and a book signing in the small mountain town of Perfect sounds like just the solution to help her clear her head.

Her trip takes a wrong turn when, on her way there, she’s involved in a hit and run—she’s hit a man, and he’s run from the scene. Before fleeing, he mouthed the word “help.” She plans to give him that help, but first she must find him.

In Perfect, she finds a town that offers everything she’s ever wanted. But is something sinister going on behind the town’s cheery exterior? Was she invited as a guest of honor simply to do a book signing? Or was she lured to town for another purpose—a deadly purpose?

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CrossReads Spotlight: Prescott Pioneers

CrossReads Spotlight: Prescott Pioneers

CrossReads Spotlight

Prescott Pioneers

by Karen Baney

Prescott Pioneers

“Well written and deep characters pull you in from the first page and keep you turning to last.” –Reader

“If you love great western romance stories with a faith in God, then you’ll love the Prescott Pioneers series!” –Reader

“Realistic. Well-written. This series is one of the best series of the old west that I’ve read.” –Reader

The Prescott Pioneers Series is set in the Arizona Territory in the mid-1860s. The series follows the lives of the Andersons, Colters, and Larsons as they make the journey west to a wild new territory.

Will the cost be worth it? What heartaches are in store? Will their dreams be everything they hoped?

A Dream Unfolding (Book 1)
Hannah Anderson and her husband head to the West in the hopes of starting over. The journey is difficult and costs more than either expected.

Will Colter is forced to leave the ranch he has called home for nearly thirty years. The cattle drive west challenges him and his men—threatening their very lives.

A Heart Renewed (Book 2)
Julia Colter rebels against her old brother’s poor choices of suitors. When her rebellion against her brother puts her life at risk, she turns to her friend for help.

Adam Larson longs to train horses and plans to head west to the Arizona Territory to see his dreams fulfilled. When Julia shows up on his doorstep in the middle of the night, he agrees to help her flee. The decision changes both of their lives forever

A Life Restored (Book 3)
Social butterfly, Caroline Larson, longs for adventure. Stranded in the Arizona desert, far from her final destination, she must rely on a stranger who gets under her skin.

Thomas Anderson has always struggled with making good decisions. Dealing with the ghosts of his past threatens to overshadow his future—until he meets a woman needing his help. Sparks fly as she grates on his nerves.

A Hope Revealed (Book 4)
Life turned out differently than Mary Colter expected. With her abusive husband either missing or dead, and the ranch gone, she is left to raise her two children on her own. She decides to head west to start over.

Warren Cahill is confronted with one problem after another in his new role as foreman of Colter Ranch. Missing cattle and hot-headed cowhands take most of his attention. When Mary arrives at the ranch, tensions rise and he finds himself in the middle of it.

Special sneak peek opening scene for Karen’s next series included.

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: Together Again

CrossReads Book Spotlight: Together Again

CrossReads Book Spotlight

Together Again

by Cheryl Rogers

Together Again

A book about our late president born Feb. 12, 1809 … and a teen who bears his name.

Seventeen-old-old Abe was like a fly on the wall as former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was talking to God. No one seemed to see or hear him, but he sure heard them. Lincoln was emphatic. He didn’t want to take all the credit for ending slavery and saving the union. ” ‘It’s not like I singlehandedly put the nation back together again. I wasn’t even there anymore! I died!’ ” he exclaims.

The soon-to-be college history major, who saw the dialogue in a dream, believes he’s being called by God to write Lincoln’s story in an ebook for his generation.

As the story unfolds, Lincoln learns he has more in common with Lincoln than their first names. They both, at one point, had a girlfriend named Ann. Lincoln lost his girl to typhoid; the modern Abe ditched his…

In this story the modern Abe learns to cherish love whenever you find it, and no one should be a wedge between man and God.

The short ebook is aimed at Christian young adult romance and historical fiction lovers, especially those with an affection for Honest Abe.

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CrossReads Book Spotlight: New Release: 6 Dates to Disaster

CrossReads Book Spotlight: New Release: 6 Dates to Disaster

CrossReads Book Spotlight

6 Dates to Disaster

by Cynthia Toney

6 Dates to Disaster

When Wendy’s family faces financial hardship, she must find a way to see Mrs. V and Sam again—but will she lose David forever in the process?

For her mom’s birthday, Wendy finds an old jewelry box at a flea market—the perfect gift for someone who loves salvaged junk. But inside the box is a cryptic note that appears to have been written recently. Wendy’s curiosity leads her on a search with boyfriend David at her side, eager to help. Who wrote the note, and did the intended recipient ever see it?

But when Wendy’s stepfather loses his job, she needs more personal and urgent help—the financial kind. The family’s plan to visit Alaska on vacation is headed down the sewer like a hard Louisiana rain. How will Wendy ever see Mrs. V or Sam again?

An opportunity arrives in the form of tutoring Melissa, one of the Sticks, and Wendy’s money problems appear to be solved. Until the arrangement takes a turn that gets Wendy into trouble like never before.

In the final months of ninth grade, she might lose everything she counted on for the future.

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About the Author:

Cynthia T. ToneyCynthia is a former advertising designer, marketing director, and interior decorator who holds a BA in art education with a minor in history. She writes for preteens and teens because she wants them to know how wonderful, powerful, and valuable they are.

At other jobs, she had trouble following directions and keeping her foot out of her mouth. While employed by a large daily newspaper, she rewrote some ad copy without permission and got reprimanded for it. At that point, she knew she was destined to become an author. It’s probably best that she is now self-employed.

In her spare time, when she’s not cooking Cajun or Italian food, Cynthia grows herbs and makes silk accent pillows. If you make her angry, she will throw one at you. A pillow, not an herb. Well, maybe both.

Cynthia has a passion for rescuing dogs from animal shelters and encourages others to save a life by adopting a shelter pet. She enjoys studying the complex history of the friendly southern U.S. from Georgia to Texas, where she resides with her husband and several canines.

Connect with her at cynthiattoney.com, birdfacewendy.wordpress.com, facebook.com/birdfacewendy, on Twitter or Instagram @CynthiaTToney, and on Pinterest at Cynthia T. Toney, YA Author.

CrossReads Book Spotlight: His Baby Bond

CrossReads Book Spotlight: His Baby Bond

CrossReads Book Spotlight

His Baby Bond

by Lee Tobin McClain

His Baby Bond

Battle for a Baby . . .

In this Christian romance novel, poor-but-proud Kendra Forrester doesn’t need an arrogant millionaire to tell her how to raise her sister’s baby. But when handsome Zeke King arrives at her Colorado cabin demanding custody of his brother’s child, strategy dictates that she let him stick around.

Battling mountain weather and the baby’s illness brings these two opposites together, but their own insecurities, their dead siblings’ secrets, and a jealous former boyfriend threaten their tentative bond.

Only the Lord and the Sacred Bond Brotherhood can help Kendra and Zeke form a family for their baby.

This first-in-a-series book is a free Christian romance for your Kindle! Try out this Christian romance series with no risk. It’s your introduction to the Sacred Bond series of contemporary Christian romance novels, featuring alpha males who live to serve others.

If you like this book, and want to know how the brotherhood got started, try A Christmas Bond (Christian Romance): Sacred Bond Series Prequel Novella.

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