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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Two Analytical Book Reviews

Hey #WritingCommunity and #BookLovers, listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Analytical review of The Perfect Wife By JP Delaney
https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/episodes/Analytical-review-of-The-Perfect-Wife-By-JP-Delaney-e6cjio #WritingTips

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Inspirational journeys presents: my most recent book reviews

In today’s podcast episode, I give you a series of book reviews. The books that I review include Becoming Dad, Murder Mezzo Forte, It’s not What it Looks Like, Riley Mac and the Other Known Troublemakers. I also make mention of the following audible originals: The Sisters, Body of Proof, and For Everywhere. To hear these reviews, visit the following week:

https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/episodes/My-latest-book-reviews-e5dp0n

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Inspirational Journeys Presents Book review of Lucy by Thea Ramsey

In lou of an interview today, I have a special book review for you. Click the link below to hear my thoughts on the following book:
INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

BOOK REVIEW OF LUCY BY THEA RAMSAY!
Hello:
I’m proud to announce the following episode for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me know what you thought of this presentation.

WHAT?
BOOK REVIEW OF LUCY, WRITTEN BY THEA RAMSAY
WHEN?
Thursday August 29, 2019
WHERE?

MORE ABOUT THEA RAMSAY (in her own words)…

“I’ve been a Christian for a long time. I’m Baptist, and have undergone the believer’s baptism twice—the first time when I was fourteen, the second time in the Pacific Ocean off Maui, with my late husband.
I’ve been writing since before I could spell. I still remember writing a short story in which I spelled magic “M-A-D-J-I-K.” Ha ha.
I’m a voracious reader, and still like magic, however you spell it. Not witchcraft, of course; I mean fantasies and fairy tales, which have delighted people for centuries.
I was born blind, have chronic pain from a variety of conditions, and a serious mental illness called borderline personality disorder.
I’m concerned about so much darkness and dystopic material in books and movies today. My mother liked horror, the strange and terrible, whereas I’ve always been attracted by beauty, the strange and lovely.
My favorite Bible verse is John 3:16 and 17. It’s still the best news I’ve heard all day. 1st Thessalonians chapter 4 verses 13-18 are also my favorite verses, as they deliver still more good news re the rapture of the church.
I’ve always been fascinated by the idea that true believers in Jesus Christ are called his bride.
My fave book in the Bible is the Song of Songs.
Anyway, I like soft, romantic, beautiful things. There’s not enough of that anymore in the world, so my writing is about that.”

Thea’s latest book is entitled Lucy.

Description:
Ten-year-old Lucy and her parents live on Earth in the last throes of its final holocaust. Their only hope is being accepted as refugees on another world, but one rejection letter after another eats away at their hope, while death closes in on them. Hope revives when a stranger arrives with a letter of acceptance from the mysterious planet Andorpha.

While Lucy, her best friend, Kim, and her parents wait to board the space ship, her parents are killed. Lucy faces danger and growth as she comes to grips with her parents’ death and the strange customs of Andorpha. While Kim laps up Andorphian love like warm milk, Lucy wonders if it’s all too good to be true. When Lucy learns the Andorphians believe their planet is under a curse, she begins to suspect there is a reason that she and her family were so readily accepted as refugees. Do they expect her to be the antidote to an ancient curse?

When Kim urges Lucy to accept the Andorphians and their way of life, the only shot at life they have, Lucy is certain she’s right. But all is not what it seems.

Purchase link:

Learn more about Thea’s other books at the following link:
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BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com or fill out the form found at:
https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact.
Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your comment on my contact form so that I can send you my interview framework.
If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire. I ask that you do this, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with the podcast
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Book Review of Cassandra and the Cowboy by Janine Mick Wills

Hello everyone in the blogosphere, Today I have a special treat for you. I am reprising a book feature from a blog post I did on July 9, 2019. However, instead of an interview, I will link my book review of the featured novel below.

Book Title:

Cassandra and the Cowboy: Texas Treasures book 1

Written by Janine Mick Wills

Book description:

Cassandra Pickett is one prayer away from giving up on God. The tragic death of her father and the devastating results of the Great Drought of 1886 have centered the family ranch, the Triple P, in the crosshairs of the Goose Neck Ridge Bank of Texas. Desperate to save the Triple P, Cassandra sees only one option: marriage to Phillip Brigham, her neighbor and local cattle baron, who promises to repay her father’s loan. When the enigmatic Matt Atkins shows up looking for a job, Cassandra wonders if the cowboy could be the answer to her prayer instead. As they work side by side, Cassandra’s feelings for Matt deepen, and she envisions the possibility of marrying for love and not out of necessity. But her dreams are shattered when she discovers Matt harbors a hidden agenda for the Triple P. Will Cassandra have to turn to Phillip after all, or will God take the shards of her broken dreams and create something far beyond what she could ever hope for?

Purchase link:
Available in Kindle and paperback

To hear my audio book review, listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Book review of Cassandra and the cowboy by Janine Mick wills

About the author:

As far back as she can remember, Janine Mick Wills, a native of Columbus, Ohio, has loved the Lord and the written word. A former pastor’s wife, she now resides in South Carolina with her retired Air Force husband, where she heads the ladies’ ministry at her church and fills every spare minute writing for the glory of God. Janine considers a Child of the King to be her most important title, but she also enjoys being called a wife, a mom, and a mamaw to seven grandchildren.

Connect with Janine at the following links:
janinemickwills.com
Janine Mick Wills – Writing for the Glory of God (Facebook)
Janine Mick Wills – Author (Twitter)
Janine Mick Wills – Author/Writer (Pinterest)

Calls to action:

Be a Guest on Inspirational Journeys:

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com or fill out the form found at:
https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact.
Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your comment on my contact form so that I can send you my interview framework.
If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire. I ask that you do this, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with the podcast
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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Until next time, happy reading and writing, and have a Blessed day!

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My First 5 Star Review for Happy Renewal Year Challenge Devotional – Hooray!

The review came from Yours Truly. I also becam Jen’s first monthly supporter, led by the Holy Spirit.

via My First 5 Star Review for Happy Renewal Year Challenge Devotional – Hooray!

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Book Review of Happy Renewal Year challenge devotional by Dr. Jennifer Ikner Lowry

In the latest episode of Inspirational Journeys, I give a review of Happy Renewal Year Challenge Devotional: Everyday Mom Challenge Book 3 by Dr. Jennifer Ikner Lowry. To hear this episode, Listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Book review of happy renewal year challenge devotional https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/episodes/Book-review-of-happy-renewal-year-challenge-devotional-e412gh

Book description:

Ever wanted a journal devotional that challenged you to take the next steps to a new you? Do you want to focus on growth and positive psychology principles that can change your life? Try the Happy Renewal Year Challenge Devotional! Each challenge has been a lived experience from my past year, and I want to share it all with you.

Purchase link:

Thanks for listening to the Inspirational Journeys Podcast and supporting a fellow Indie author. Until next time, happy reading and writing. You guys have a blessed day.

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Book Review of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Please listen to the most recent episode of my podcast: Book review of the last lecture  https://anchor.fm/inspirational-journeys/episodes/Book-review-of-the-last-lecture-e3q7ah

 

In this episode I give a book review of The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and my thoughts on what he had to say about living your childhood dreams, along with his quotes and my revelation by the Holy Spirit about brick walls. Brick walls have been placed in our path as God’s way of testing how badly we want to succeed and how hard we are willing to fight to push through them to do His blessed will.

 

I also give recommendations for two books: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell and Fly a Little Higher: How a Mom’s Small Prayer was Answered in a Big Way by Laura Sobiech. All three books I mention in either the episode itself or the podcast description, can be found at all the major online eBook retailers, including Amazon.

 

I hope you enjoy this Spirit led episode and I pray that it blesses you just as much to hear it, as it has blessed me to record it. Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and visiting my website. You guys have a blessed day.

 

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Indie Author Interview – Robbie Cheadle

Here’s an interview with an author I met through an interview I did on a previous blog. Please enjoy her work and follow her blogs. She has some wonderful poetry, flash fiction and you might even find a new book to read or a recipe to try.

via Indie Author Interview – Robbie Cheadle