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Author Interview | Connilyn Cossette (Part 2)

Blessed Morning Gems!!! Monday I shared the first part of this author interview with Connilyn Cossette in which she answered 11 questions surrounded around her upcoming release and her writing. If you don't know who Conni is please come from under the rock lol. No, seriously! Connilyn Cossette is a biblical fiction writer and she currently has two series out titled Out from Egypt ( a trilogy ) and Cities of Refuge ( a saga ). I have yet to read the first trilogy she wrote ( though I have purchased them ), but I am a  MAJOR  fan of the Cities of Refuge series. I have read the first two books ( A Light on the Hill   and   Shelter of the Most High ) and gave those both 5⭐ ratings. I am grateful to be apart of the launch team for the third book, so look forward to my review on  Tuesday, July 2nd  which is the  release day  for  Until the Mountains Fall . P.S it was an awesome read! I am back with part two of the author interview based on the upcoming release of  Until the Mo

Cover Reveal | Daughter of Rome by Tessa Afshar

Blessed Morning Gems!!! Today I received an exciting email from one of my favorite biblical fiction authors and inside the email was the cover for her upcoming 2020 release and boy was I excited. A few weeks ago, she shared her title reveal for her first Bible study which was awesome ( more info to come on this ). I own all seven of her currently published books and have read six of them so far. I've given five of them a 5 star rating and one a 4 star rating. I'm holding off on the last book because I don't want to finish her books and then have to wait patiently for the release of this book. Check out my reviews of her other books: Pearl in the Sand ( my number one FAVORITE ) Harvest of Rubies Harvest of Gold In the Field of Grace Land of Silence ( yet to read... ) Bread of Angels Thief of Corinth Okay now let's get into this beautiful cover... I am loving the softness of this cover! You'll get a better view below, but this cover has a much

Author Interview | Connilyn Cossette (Part 1)

Precious Morning Gems!!! Today I have the first part of a 22 question Q&A with biblical fiction author Connilyn Cossette about her upcoming release. Gearing up to the release of Until the Mountains Fall I want to douse my blog with different post surrounding her and her awesome books! If you don't know by now, I am a HUGE fan of Connilyn's writing. She currently has two series out titled Out from Egypt ( a trilogy ) and Cities of Refuge ( a saga ). I have yet to read the first trilogy she wrote ( though I have purchased them ), but I am a  MAJOR fan of the Cities of Refuge series. I have read the first two books ( A Light on the Hill and Shelter of the Most High ) and gave those both 5⭐ ratings. I am grateful to be apart of the launch team for the third book, so look forward to my review on Tuesday, July 2nd which is the release day for Until the Mountains Fall . P.S it was an awesome read! In this first part of the interview, I will be sharing the first 11

Bread of Angels by Tessa Afshar {Book Review}

Title : Bread of Angels Author : Tessa Afshar Age : Adult Genres : Biblical Fiction, Historial Fiction Publication Date : June 6, 2017 Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers Source : Paperback Purchase : Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle | Audible | Christian Book | iTunes | Kobo | B&N | Play Store Synopsis : Purple . The foundation of an influential trade in a Roman world dominated by men. One woman rises up to take the reins of success in an incredible journey of courage, grit, and friendship. And along the way, she changes the world.  But before she was Lydia, the seller of purple, she was simply a merchant's daughter who loved three things: her father, her ancestral home, and making dye. Then unbearable betrayal robs her of nearly everything.  With only her father's secret formulas left, Lydia flees to Philippi and struggles to establish her business on her own. Determination and serendipitous acquaintances--along with her father's preci

Waiting on Wednesday | Cry of the Raven by Morgan L. Bussue

Hey Gems!!! Hey Gems! I am back for another WoW ( waiting on Wednesday ) posts. For those who missed my two previous ones I'll just tell you a bit about what Waiting on Wednesday is about. Waiting on Wednesday was originally created by Jill from Breaking the Spine back in 2008. It's basically a weekly post in which you spotlight a soon-to-be-released book (or books) that you're anticipating. I used to do this type of posts back in 2013 quiet often on my book blog, but never once on this blog, so I decided to add it to one of my weekly post ideas! Now that we have that done, let's dive into the book I am patiently and excitedly waiting to be released... Last week Morgan sent out the cover reveal in her newsletter and I was so excited and happy about it! The cover for book three is my FAVORITE by far! Title : Cry of the Raven Author : Morgan L. Busse Series : The Ravenwood Saga #3 Age : Adult Genres : Christian Fantasy Expected Publication Date

Cover Reveal | Star of Persia by Jill Eileen Smith

Hey Gems!!! Today is the day of the cover reveal for Jill Eileen Smith's newest book coming out! I am so excited to share this reveal with you all. It's a stunning one! The Star of Persia is going to be a biblical fiction about Esther! What I'm loving about this cover are the gorgeous colors and the sky in the background! Such an appealing cover that speaks to the story of Esther. Check out Jill's post on her blog to find out more !! Now let's get on to the cover reveal and the synopsis! Title : Star of Persia: Esther's Story Author : Jill Eileen Smith Age : Adult Genres : Biblical Fiction Expected Publication Date : March 3, 2020 Publisher : Revell Pre-Order : Paperback Synopsis : In an effort to complete a war his father had planned to win, King Xerxes calls every governor, satrap, and official in his vast kingdom to his palace in Susa to strategize and feast. When they finally leave, he decides on one more week of frivolity, w

Happy 28th Birthday To Me!

Good morning Gems!!! It's currently 4:42am EST as I write this and I'm just in my thoughts. I am now 28 years old...two years from 30. Yes, today is my B I R T H D A Y !!!!!!!! As excited as I am about being a year older, I will say the past two weeks were insane for me emotionally. I was so concerned about my future, the plans that I had for myself that failed and almost being 30 that I started looking over my life and my past -- in doing so I found that I was making myself physically sick, stressed and feel down. However, Sunday was an awesome time in church. I was laid out on the floor, I went up in praise and I got my filling from God. I felt restoration, renewal and revival all at once. As emotional as I felt leading up to my birthday -- after yesterday, I am now feeling at peace with my day. At 28 years old I'm not successful according to the world. I mean let's take a look: I live at home with my mom and 3 younger siblings with my 5 year old son.

27 Things I've Learned in 27 Years

Good morning Gems!!! Happy Sunday to you all! I pray you all have a blessed day at church. We are in the month of June. That means we just about half-way through the year. It also means it's my birthday!!! Tomorrow I will be 28 years old ...I can't believe it. These past two weeks have been insanely emotional for me. I've been thinking on my life and wondering too much about where I'm going. Instead of focusing on the blessings I was focused on what's not right. I was looking at my life from the world's view rather than God's view. It drove me up a wall emotionally. I felt myself slipping. I thank God for His grace, peace and love that abounds because I was able to revert myself back to thoughts of Him alone. I do plan on posting tomorrow of course, but today I wanted to share 27 things I've learned in the past 27 years. These 27 things are personal and spiritual. These are things that have left their mark on my heart over the years... 1. I