February 8, 2018

Review: The Englisher

Book Title: The Englisher
Author: Beverly Lewis
Genres: Novels, Historical Fiction, Romance, Adult, Christian, Spirituality, Inspirational, Christian Fiction, Christian Romance, Amish Fiction
Series: Annie's People (#2)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publish Date: May 1st 2006 (346 Pages, Paperback)
Disclaimer: This book was given to me by my grandmother.
Description: Annie Zook struggles to keep her promise to her preacher father to abandon her art and prove her worthiness to "join church." At the same time she is dangerously close to succumbing to another forbidden desire--a relationship with the handsome Englisher whose interest in her is more than mere curiosity. Yet Ben Martin has secrets of his own...

The Englisher appear the focus of this story or mostly part of the story. Beverly does do this gradually. Annie Zook has some struggles to keep the promises that she made with her father who by the way is the preachers.

We go through the struggles with Annie. There another struggle that going on as well. Zeke is struggling with something and it does take the whole book to figure it out. There are surprises and twists throughout the book.

Ben Martin as come to Amish county and has his own secrets. He comes to work in the tack shop. He keeps his secret of what brought him there. He seems to run into Annie. Lou had come and is staying with her pen pal Annie. Lou is embracing the Amish and their ways. Will Lou be back or will she leave.

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February 7, 2018

Review: Hidden

Book Title: Hidden
Author: Vannetta Chapman
Genres: Romance, Mystery, Christian Fiction, Suspense
Series: Jacobs Family #1
Publisher: Create Space
Publish Date: September 30, 2014 (397 Pages, Kindle Edition)
Disclaimer: I bought this book though Amazon with a gift card given to me from the author/publisher. My review is honest and was not influenced by anyone.
Description: Hidden—A Christian romantic suspense Home is where our story begins ... DANA JACOBS would rather forget the night of tragedy and violence that marred her childhood. She is now supervisor in charge of the Department of Homeland Security in Taos, New Mexico. Her team is prepared to handle any threat—biological, chemical, conventional, cyber, even nuclear. BENJAMIN MARSHALL i
Hidden is a story. Vannetta Chapman does a wonderfully job with the plot of this book. It action packed from the beginning to the end. You are pulled into this book from first few pages.

You think this book is a thriller from the way it written and told. We learn about Ben Marshall and Dana Jacobs. We are surprised and twists. What is Dana running from? She does not tell us or do we discover completely until end. I do not want to spoil it for you.

Jacobs has a staff of some dedicated members and it to Homeland security. We know someone is after something or someone. There a call that comes in at the school as if it a bomb but you do not now and then there an attack or threat of one. It gets more action packed from there.

If you are a thriller, Mystery, action fan, you get many it all. Though it looks like there some Christian talk in here about god. I mean there is some if not more than enough. Will Dana get over her fears or will she not?

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February 6, 2018

Becoming Bea

Book Title: Becoming Bea
Author: Leslie Gould
Genres: Christian Fiction, Amish Fiction, Romance, Fiction
Series: The Courtships of Lancaster County (#4)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publish Date: October 21st 2014 (345 Pages, Paperback)
Disclaimer: I received the copy from a giveaway or maybe Goodreads Early Reader. I cannot remember exactly. My review is honsesty and is not stipulated by author or publisher.
Description: Beatrice Zook knows God wants her to learn patience toward others. When assisting a family overwhelmed by triplets proves surprisingly successful, her confidence in dealing with others, both young and old, grows.

One person she’ll never be able to find peace with though is Ben Rupp. They’ve known each other forever, and Ben understands precisely how to antagonize her. What neither she nor Ben will admit is that beneath all their bickering, attraction awaits. When friends decide to try and bring the couple together, will the pair be able to find true love? Or will they damage their relationship beyond repair?

Becoming Bea is about a girl and family. It looks into the relationship of Bea and Ben. They both have trouble communicating with one another. Bea hears Nan has just had triplets from a member of her community.

She wants to help out and so offers. There is matchmaking going on. Will Bea lean to communicate or will she not. She believes she made to be a spinner or old maid as the Amish like to call it.

The author does a decent job. Thought the plot of the story make me wonder what it really about. We do know that Molly is married. Bea does not want to move and be with her older sister and her husband.

Like I stated the author is good. It just do not know what the main plot of the story is about other than Ben and Bea have problems with communications. You figure that out early enough. Now if the author plot is to see the couple can figure it out and finally get together. Maybe what it was about. But to me it was unclear exactly what the plot was about.

The author does wonderfully for Minding Molly and Courting Cate and their plots. It not so confusing as Becoming Bea. Maybe it to see how Bea grows from a girl to a young woman.

You have the option to read it and decide yourselves. I believe this is an okay book. My only problem with the story and book is the plot nothing more.

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February 3, 2018

Cover Reveal: The Silent Song of Winter



Series: Seasons
Historical, Romance
Publisher: Bird’s Nest Books
Publication date: February 28, 2018
When all the noise has gone silent, all that is left is her song.
The southern town of Saisons lies at the crossroads between North and South, progressive and genteel antebellum life. Between East and West, between history and heritage, and new frontiers. Downton Abbey meets Gone With the Wind.
It’s 1912, in a world where slavery is dying and women’s rights are rising, and four young women who once shared a bond—and experienced a tragedy—question their own truths.
Pearl had lived under the impossible taskmaster of perfection. Nothing she does or ever did pleased her mother. And nothing she ever did could disappoint her father.
Caught up in the mystery of her friend’s curious—and secretive—return, Pearl wrestles with her own decisions, and flees lest her own secrets are exposed.


I’ve always had voices—er, stories in my head. I once said I should write them all down so someone could write them someday. I had no idea at the time that someone was me!
I have been writing since 1995, and began working in earnest on my debut novel, Tessa in 2013.  Meanwhile, I cranked out a few dozen poems, made countless notes for story ideas, and earned my BFA in Interior Design.  I lived with depression for many years, and the inherent feelings of worthlessness and invisibility; I didn’t want to be who I was and struggled with my own identity for many years.  My characters face many of these same demons.
I write stories of identity conflict. My characters encounter situations that force the question, “Who am I really?” For all who have ever wondered who you are or why you’re here, my stories will touch you in a very real—maybe too real—and a very deep way. I know, I write from experience.



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January 26, 2018

Interviews Around the Globe With Mark JG Fahey

Lauren Carr Interview
Let welcome to our latest and newest member to our list of authors. Let welcome Mark JG Fahey to Nighttime Reading Center. He here on a book tour. He is stopping by here on January 26, 2018. I work with +Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours and I happy learn about her book and giveaway.

I got the chance to read his book "Halley's Casino". I enjoy the book. I would suggest that you read my review for "Halley's Casino". You got a chance to win a  - Prizes: Win a copy of Halley’s Casino by Mark JG Fahey (open to USA and CAN / choice of print or ebook) 5 winners total (ends Feb 3). Enter his giveaway Halley's Casino.

Let read his Bio and then go to his interview. #Interviews, #Interviewsaroundtheglobe, #NRC, #Giveaways #bookreview,  #HalleysCasino, #MarkJGFahey, #giveaway, #cyber,  @jg_fahey, @iReadBookTours

Author Heather Siegel at Nighttime Reading Center
Mark JG Fahey
Mark JG Fahey is not an alien, contrary to what you may have heard, though he swears he has been to space. Mark has dabbled in various undertakings throughout his illustrious career, from on-air hosting/reporter/stand-up comic to messenger for the Prime Minister of Canada. Mark also holds a degree in Restaurant Services. His family and friends can attest to his excellent cooking skills. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Mark was raised and still resides in Aylmer, Quebec, Canada. Halley's Casino is the first book in the Halley's Casino trilogy.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram

Nighttime Reading Center Interview, Author Interview
Describe your book in 20 words or less
Fun and witty!
Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story?
Always had a love for Halley's Comet, it sprang and grew from there.
How important are names to you in your book(s)?
VERY! One is named after my Mom's nickname (thanks Mom) she got a  kick out of that   
Without giving to much away.  
A semordnilap (itself a semordnilap of “palindromes”) makes a completely different word 
when spelled backwards ( spoilers)
Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning?
Yes. Example the lead character's name is Nebula (Neb) Yorker based on New York.
Do you use any resources in assisting you to choose the names?
Yes ( more spoilers)
Which of your characters (in this book) is your favorite and Why?
John Lennon. If I told you it would ruin it for you  :-)  (dam spoilers)
Was there a certain scene in this book that was harder for you to write than others?
Not really  it was just making sure all the threads connected.
If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?
Wow I have thought of that, really hard to say.
Andrew Garfield as Nebula Yorker ?
Derek Jacobi as Archibald Tict ?
Angela Bassett as TeeceeFore ?
What was your favorite part to write and why?
Time traveling back to ancient Rome.  Just love ancient Rome!
Just as your book(s) inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?
To many to name but Douglas Adams comes to mind, Timothy Findlay, Neil Peart to name a few.
What writing advice do you have for other aspiring authors?
Don't give up. Write for YOU and not for any fame or fortune
Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad?
Yes good or bad. Have not respond to any good or bad, though the good thus far outweighs the bad.
Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?
LOL Just let it fall of like water and get on with it.
What are you working on now?
Working on the 3rd book of the Halley's Casino trilogy Return Trip - Halley's casino III
Marine - Halley's Casino II is also now available planet wide.
What is your next project?
I have 3 other projects mapped out though not in the Sci fi gendered but sci fi
is never that far far away...  :-)

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