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Monday, August 30, 2010

Blog Tour: Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity for providing a free review copy of this book. No other compensation was received for this review. The opinions contained herein are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

Trcia Goyer is another author whose books I enjoy reading. I was happy to be selected to review Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington co-authored by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanne Fleiss.

Sadly, I didn't find this book as appealing as Mrs. Goyer's other books. I did enjoy the period and the basic story. I also liked that the authors were able to create a collaboration that didn't read like a collaborative effort. I didn't come across any jarring change in writing style or tone. I just missed the depth that I had become accustomed to in Mrs. Goyer's other writings.

Mrs. Goyer and Mrs. Fleiss did a great job of creating an authentic settings for their story. I do think they took the time needed to conduct the research necessary for writing a story set in that period.

In summary, if you are looking for a light read, you would probably enjoy this book. If you're looking for a story with depth, this is not the one you want.

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About Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington: The war has stolen Rosalie’s fiancĂ©, Vic, from her forever. But rather than wallow, Rosalie distracts herself by cramming her days full of activity—mainly by shooting rivets into the B-17 bombers that will destroy the enemy.

When a reporter dubs her “Seattle's Own Rosie the Riveter,” even more responsibility piles up. Her strong arms bear all this, but when intense feelings surface for Kenny, the handsome, kind-hearted, and spiritually unwavering reporter, the fear of losing another love propels Rosalie to leave.

It’s only when Rosalie realizes that God has brought her to this place—and this person—for a reason, the sparkling grace of God compels her to let go of her own strength and lean on His, as well as open her heart to love.

About Tricia Goyer: Tricia Goyer is the author of twenty-four books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough.

She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005.

In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions.

She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife. For more on Tricia visit

About Ocieanna Fleiss: Ocieanna Fleiss is a published writer and has edited six of Tricia Goyer’s historical novels. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area. For more about Ocieanna visit her blog.

Contest info: Tricia is giving away 5 Victory Prize packs during the blog tour. Details are available at her blog.

Please share the contest on twitter and Facebook. Here is a sample tweet or post you could use:


The latest in the Love Finds You series, Victory Heights, could win you a Victory Prize Pack from @TriciaGoyer.


The latest release in the Love Finds you series, Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss is in stores now! Check out the reviews and win a Victory Prize Pack here:


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Blog Tour: Licensed for Trouble

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity for providing a free review copy of this book. No other compensation was received for this review. The opinions contained herein are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

Susan May Warren long ago made it to my "favorite authors" list. And after reviewing the PJ Sugar series, PJ (the heroine) is certainly one of my favorite characters.

After reviewing Nothing But Trouble and Double Trouble, I fervently hoped I'd have the chance to review the third book, Licensed for Trouble. I was delighted to be chosen for this book tour, and the story did not disappoint.

The second book in the series leaves PJ after she has made some important discoveries about herself and her faith. Licensed for Trouble picks up pretty much where Double Trouble left off.

This third book is no less entertaining or thought-provoking than the previous two books. PJ remains the funny, danger-prone girl with the penchant for finding mysteries to solve. Mrs. Warren continues to weave in spiritual truths that are profound yet do not seem preachy.

Since Mrs. Warren's series typically only include 3 books, PJ Sugar may be history. I hope not because this series is the kind that could stretch out forever and I would never tire of it. If you can't tell, I wholeheartedly recommend the PJ Sugar series and Mrs. Warren.

Enter PJ Sugar's "Sweet" Giveaway

Licensed for Trouble, Susan's brand new PJ Sugar novel, is in stores now! To celebrate the release, we’re giving away a Kindle!! You can enter using Twitter, Facebook, or e-mail using the icons below.

One Grand Prize winner will receive a A SWEET Kindle prize package that includes:

  • A brand new Kindle (Free 3G, 6”, Latest Generation)
  • The entire PJ Sugar series by Susan May Warren
To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest.

Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on September 2nd.

Be sure to check out the blog tour here or purchase a copy of Licensed for Trouble here!

About Licensed for Trouble:
PJ Sugar receives shocking news that she's inherited the Kellogg family mansion. Though she has no idea why, the timing is perfect-PJ has clearly worn out her welcome at her sister's house. Unfortunately, the mansion is in shambles, and PJ is short on cash. Rescue comes in the form of Max Smith, a mysterious handyman willing to trade his services for PJ's investigative skills. But PJ already has a full docket with cramming for her PI license and nurturing a growing romance with her boss, Jeremy Kane. Can she take on Max's case without dropping the ball?

Find out more about book one, Nothing But Trouble and book two, Double Trouble.

About Susan:
Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning author of twenty-four novels with Tyndale, Barbour and Steeple Hill. A four-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Book of the Year.

Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder of, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!) A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at: