Ransom Canyon by Jodi Thomas


Staten Kirkland is no stranger to grief. After the loss of his wife and son, it seems he doesn’t have much left to live for. For the most part, he’s able to bury his pain in the work on his cattle ranch, but on dark stormy nights, Staten seeks comfort in the arms of the only woman who could ever understand, the shy and troubled Quinn O’Grady.

Lucas Reyes is a young but ambitious hand on the Kirkland ranch. While the other boys in high school fight for the limelight, Lucas prefers to keep his head down and stay focused on his plans for the future. Preparing for an early start at college, everything seems to be going according to plan- that is, until he falls for the local sheriffs daughter after one fateful night that will forever change the course of their young lives.
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Author Guest Post: Jodi Thomas – Ransom Canyon

Special guest post by New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Jodi Thomas, winner of Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award, Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, and National Readers’ Choice Award Winner. You can learn more about Jodi and her books by visiting www.jodithomas.com

Plus – Read below to see how you can get a FREE copy of her book Winter’s Camp!

With seven generations of my family in Texas, of course I write about the state I love.  In this new series I’m going more modern-day western than I ever have.  Step into the life of small towns and ranching with me.  I promise, you’ll fall in love with the people of Ransom Canyon.

More than anything else I’ve always thought the people make the stories in books.  I love characters who walk off the page and the reader falls a little bit in love as they discover not only passion, but a bond as deep as time.  I wrote the Ransom Canyon series so that everyone could see what the people of West Texas are like.  Step with me into a small town nestled between huge ranches and small farms.  A place where people fight and help one another.  A place where love runs deep and forever.
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Featured Book: Bark and Lunge by Kari Neumeyer

22552832Bark and Lunge: Saving My Dog from Training Mistakes

by Kari Neumeyer

How do you make sure the dog you love never bites anyone (again)?

Kari and Rob are as devoted to their German shepherd puppy, Isis, as two dog parents can be. Kari’s the disciplinarian, struggling to follow every instruction to the letter. Rob’s the laid-back dad, more of a littermate, happy as long as he can practice jiu-jitsu with the dog.

As she grows, Isis’s behavior escalates from frustrating to dangerous when she bites someone. Kari and Rob learn that some of the old-fashioned advice they followed may have contributed to Isis’s aggression. Eventually, they’re shown a better way to calm an anxious and fearful dog. Continue reading “Featured Book: Bark and Lunge by Kari Neumeyer”

Below The Water Line Winners Announced!


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Congratulations to the winners of Lisa Karlin’s Giveaway!

Sharon K. of Wausau, WI

Karen M. of Detroit, MI

Pam F. of Hurst, Texas

 each won a copy of

Below The Water Line

Thank you to all who entered this giveaway!

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Didn’t win? Don’t worry, we’ll be posting another giveaway soon-

so keep checking back!

Connecting the Dots: Man, God, Angels, and Demons by Dave Shaw


Have you ever wondered why God, who is all-knowing and all-powerful, chose to create Satan?

Is it possible that, in the grander scheme of things, Satan and his hordes of demons are unknowingly playing a role in God’s great plan for mankind?

In this first book of the Connecting The Dots series, author Dave Shaw tackles a question of the ages- why did God create Satan? Based on sound Biblical doctrine, Shaw takes readers on a journey through creation, the war in heaven, the fall of Satan, and the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the cross. While the Bible doesn’t always give us explicit reasons why, Shaw shows us how we can take what we do know from scripture to “read between the lines” in an attempt to connect the dots.

Shaw explores a wide variety of subjects while attempting to keep the bigger picture of God’s redemptive plan as a focal point. The book offers readers a look at some of the more obtuse, seldom-discussed topics in an attempt to answer some of our deepest questions.
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Featured Book: Below The Water Line by Lisa Karlin



Below the Water Line: Getting Out, Going Back, and Moving Forward in the Decade After Hurricane Katrina


In this intensely personal and moving memoir, Lisa Karlin provides a gripping account of her family’s hurricane evacuation experiences and all that followed in the decade after Hurricane Katrina.

Her story begins in August 2005, when Lisa, her husband, thirteen-year-old daughter, eleven-year-old son, and two dogs evacuated New Orleans for what they thought would be a two-day “hurrication.”
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