Saturday Spotlight: The Christmas Admirer by Laura V. Hilton

Saturday Spotlight

About the Book

The Christmas Admirer Laura V. HiltonName of book: The Christmas Admirer

Author: Laura V Hilton

Genre: Amish Romance

Release Date: September 5, 2017

Amish romance fans will love this heartwarming holiday story, perfect for gift-giving.

Benaiah Troyer has loved Susanna King for as long as he can remember, but when his parents died in an accident a year ago, he broke up with her—for her own good. After all, he was now the sole caregiver for his three younger sisters. What woman would want to put up with that? Still, against his better judgment, he can’t help leaving her a gift now and then, anonymously addressing her name in big block print, just to catch a smile. Roses one month, maple syrup candy another; and maybe this time, something special for Christmas.

Susanna has never gotten over losing Benaiah, but now the clock is ticking. Her father is selling his glass-blowing business, remarrying in January, and moving to Iowa with his bossy wife-to-be. Angry and frustrated, Susanna realizes she’s left with three options: one, go with Daed to his new home with a new mom; two, stay in Jamesport, Missouri, as an old maid; or, three, the best yet, flush out her mysterious secret admirer. But how could she be with anyone else when her heart is still with Benaiah?

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About the Author

Amish fiction lovers responded positively and immediately to Laura V. Hilton’s debut novel, Patchwork Dreams, when she burst on the scene in The Christmas Admirer Laura V. Hilton2009 with her unique series, The Amish of Seymour, set in the tiny town of Seymour, in Webster County, Missouri. Fans of the genre immediately recognized Hilton’s insider knowledge, not only of the Webster County community, but Amish culture in general. Her natural speech and writing patterns, she says, are uniquely “Amish,” acquired from her Amish maternal grandparents. The Amish of Seymour, includes Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts, and Promised to Another. Her second series, The Amish of Webster County, is comprised of Healing Love, Surrendered Love, and Awakened Love. A stand-alone title, A White Christmas in Webster County, was released in September 2014. The Amish of Jamesport includes The Snow Globe, The Postcard and The Birdhouse. In spring 2016 she released The Amish Firefighter with the setting in Jamesport, MO, the same as for The Amish Wanderer.

Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer. Laura and her husband, Steve, have five children, whom Laura homeschools. The family makes their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.



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The Christmas Admirer is on tour with Celebrate Lit through Nov 22. Check out the blogs listed below for guest posts, recipes, reviews, and giveaways.

ASC Book Reviews, // Janices book review, // Avid Reader Book Reviews, // Have A Wonderful Day, // A Greater Yes, // Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, // God’s Little Bookworm, // D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, // Eat, Read, Teach, Blog, // A Holland Reads, // Simple Harvest Reads, // Reading Is My SuperPower, // Beck To Basics, // Carpe Diem, // Christian Bookaholic, // Blossoms and Blessings, // Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner, // Reader’s cozy corner, // Christian Author, J.E.Grace, // Baker Kella, // Quiet Quilter, // Karen Sue Hadley, // Pause for Tales, // Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, // Pursuing Stacie, // For The Love of Books, // Blogging With Carol, // Pink Granny’s Journey, // Bigreadersite, // Vicky Sluiter, // SusanLovesBooks, // Locks, Hooks and Books, // Moments Dipped in Ink, // New Horizon Reviews, // The Fizzy Pop Collection, // A Simply Enchanted Life, // Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, // Jeanette’s Thoughts, // Daysong Reflections, // Splashes of Joy,


Saturday Spotlight: The Bachelor Missions by Jes Drew

This week’s spotlight is a bit different (in a good way). It’s a speculative spy story. For anyone asking “what’s speculative?”, here’s the best definition I’ve found: Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella genre denoting any narrative fiction with supernatural or futuristic elements. In other words, speculative fiction asks the question, “What if the world looked like…?” and runs with it. 


About the Book

Bachelor Missions Jes DrewName of book: The Bachelor Missions

Author: Jes Drew

Genre: Christian speculative spy fiction

Release Date: February 18, 2017

The good-guys, the bad-guys, and the wild card- it’s the ultimate game of cloak and dagger…

Kristian Clark, private eye, thought his days as a special agent were behind him, but when he’s drafted into action, he finds himself reunited with his old team- and painful memories of why they broke up in the first place. But as he plunges into mission after mission- from a ‘holy heist’ to babysitting a young hacker to going undercover in a cult- Kristian find that everything he tried to leave behind is coming back to haunt him with a vengeance, and then some. First there’s the mysterious woman who knows more about Kristian- and his past- than makes sense while using science fiction weapons that don’t make sense period. Then there are the shady powers-that-be who are responsible for drafting him back into this world to satisfy their own nefarious agendas. It’s all Kristian can do to keep from being pulled into their games as he tries to figure out who to trust and what to fight for, even as the trap put in place to destroy him is set with a ticking clock.
When did espionage get so complicated?
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About the AuthorBachelor Missions Jes Drew

Jes Drew lives with her mom, dad, younger sister (the illustrious Nicki Chapelway), four younger brothers (yes, four), and two dogs. She is the author of both the Ninja and Hunter trilogy and the Howling Twenty trilogy. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, daydreaming, and her day job. There is also a possibility that she may or may not be a secret agent, but that’s classified. Still, you can contact her at




Learn More

To check out a guest post from Jes Drew, read reviews, and win prizes, stop by any of the tour stops (listed below) for The Bachelor Missions Tour with Celebrate Lit. On tour through Nov. 15, 2017.

Bibliophile Reviews // Book Reviews From an Avid Reader // A Baker’s Perspective // Bigreadersite // Fiction Aficionado // History, Mystery & Faith // Aryn the Libraryan // Reflections From My Bookshelf // Blogging With Carol // Multifarious // Carpe Diem // A Reader’s Brain // Karen Sue Hadley // Neverending Stories // Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations// margaretkazmierczak // Mary Hake // Daysong Reflections // Ashley’s Bookshelf 


The Engagement Plot by Krista Phillips (Book Spotlight with a Giveaway)

I love a book that can make me laugh, and the one I’m sharing with you today is a romantic comedy full of fun. The banter between Will and is sometimes hilarious and other times deep. inner monologue is enjoyable and made me smile.


About the book

Engagement Plot Krista PhillipsSix months ago, William stole Hanna’s heart and shattered it in front of millions of people on a reality TV dating show. And now the big-wig CEO is back on Hanna’s home turf in Minnesota and wants her to forgive him? Fat chance of that. But life is swirling around faster than snow in a blizzard, and despite her objections, teaming up with William seems like the only option to rescue her reputation.

William has never regretted anything more than the day he gave that ill-fated interview for the reality show, The Price of Love. But while he can’t change the past, he’s determined to fix the future. He just needs to convince Hanna to forgive him—and pretend to be engaged with him. Simple, right?

When the media erupts with even worse accusations, teaming up and pretending to be engaged seems to be the only way to salvage their reputations. Despite the media frenzy that swirls around them, an attraction neither of them can fight off begins to surface. Could this love run deeper than a scandal, or will old wounds tear them apart once and for all?

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Saturday Spotlight: My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah by Angie Dicken

Happy Saturday, friends. I hope you are able to enjoy your weekend a bit. I know it’s the time of year when busyness starts to creep into our schedules. With Saturday comes my book spotlight (since I can’t read and review them all).

About the Book

Name of book: My Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, UtahMy Heart Belongs in Castle Gate, Utah Angie Dicken

Author: Angie Dicken

Genre: Historical Romance

Release Date: November 1, 2017

Schoolteacher Leanna McKee plans on leaving the coal mining town of Castle Gate, Utah, and never looking back. Good riddance to coal dust, rugged men, and the fatal mine that took her husband’s life.

Until the widow meets a widower who awakens her heart…and she finds herself inexplicably falling for miner Alex Pappas which stirs up a whole heap of trouble.

Alex’s Greek parents have arranged a more traditional match for him. When the schoolteacher’s association with the Greek family begins to anger the American miners, they threaten Alex and his family. Leanna has received an offer to teach elsewhere and feels she has no choice but to leave Castle Gate. . .though she will be leaving her heart behind.

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Saturday Spotlight: Pockets of Joy

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About the Book:


Name of book: Pockets of JoyPockets of Joy

Author: Roxane Battle

Genre: Non-fiction, inspirational

Release Date: September 5, 2017

“No matter your situation, you have a choice. I chose joy.”

Roxane Battle was on television for much of her adult life. As a news reporter and anchor, she traveled the world and met notable people from Jay Leno to Mariah Carey to Prince. But shortly after landing her dream job in her hometown of Minneapolis, Roxane’s marriage fell apart. Every day was a battle to keep it together on camera while piecing her life back together at home as the single mom of eleven-month-old Jarod. At one point, broke and alone, dinner was a single chicken McNugget. With wit, dignity, and gripping detail, Roxane shares her story of intentionally looking for joy during this challenging chapter of her life. Her faith was the guiding force as she searched for moments of gratitude and found a lifetime of grace. She also includes secrets to spiritual, professional, and personal wholeness for today’s woman, with chapters on authenticity, service, generosity, gratitude, self-care, yielding, forgiveness, and more.

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