Beauty in Hiding Blog Tour

About the Book

Book: Beauty in Hiding

Author: Robin Patchen

Genre: Christian romantic suspense

Release Date: March 12, 2019

Beauty In Hiding

Book 2 in the Beauty in Flight series: 

Harper’s second chance at life will become a second stint in prison if anyone connects those two dead men to her. 

Nutfield, New Hampshire, is as good a place as any to hide from the murderer Harper left behind in Maryland. All she has to do is lie low and make enough money to keep herself and Red alive until she can figure out who her enemies are.

Jack Rossi isn’t sure what to make of his beautiful new tenant and her confused grandfather. Something’s not right, but the love he sees between them and the care she takes of the old man convinces Jack they’re trustworthy. As drawn as he is to Harper, she’s his tenant, so she’s off limits.

Derrick, Harper’s ex-boyfriend and Red’s grandson, needs to find his grandfather and get his hands on the old man’s money before Derrick ends up with a bullet in the skull. And when he gets his hands on Harper, she’ll be sorry for what she’s put him through.

Harper and Jack grow closer, but so do her enemies. If Harper can’t trust Jack with the truth, she may lose more than just this glimpse of true love. She may lose her freedom—or her life.

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 My Review

This entire series is amazing! (This is book 2, and you’re going to want to read these in order) I have been completely captivated and it’s been really hard for me to put the book down. In this book, as Harper moves to this new town and tries to keep Red safe, you can see her grow spiritually, she seems to trust God more and in turn starts trusting others a little more. Will she be able to keep Red safe from Derrick? Will she be wrongfully accused for what happens in Maryland because of her past? And if she tells Jack the truth will he believe her? The suspense and twists and turns will keep you guessing what will happen next. So, if you love a good suspenseful book, you’re going to want to read this series! Beware, you won’t be able to put it down!

**I received a free copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Robin PatchenAside from her family and her Savior, Robin Patchen has two loves—writing and traveling. If she could combine them, she’d spend a lot of time sitting in front of her laptop at sidewalk cafes and ski lodges and beachside burger joints. She’d visit every place in the entire world—twice, if possible—and craft stories and tell people about her Savior. Alas, time is too short and money is too scarce for Robin to traipse all over the globe, even if her husband and kids wanted to go with her. So she stays in Oklahoma, shares the Good News when she can, and writes to illustrate the unending grace of God through the power and magic of story.

More from Robin

I was raised in a Christian home. Our parents took my sister, my brother, and me to church every Sunday. They taught us right from wrong, but eventually, kids have to make their own choices. In my case, I chose wrong for a long time.

Don’t misunderstand: I was always a pretty nice person. I wasn’t a thief, and I didn’t kill anybody, but I made a lot of bad decisions. Sinful decisions. I discovered that one bad choice often led to the next and the next until I was trapped in a life of my own making with no idea how to get out.

But God… two of my favorite words in the English language.

God had a different plan, and He pulled me out of the muck and changed my life. He showed me that I was not the person I’d been acting like. He showed me who I was, and He taught me to walk in the truth of my identity.

Harper Cloud isn’t me, not at all. First of all, she tall and blond and drop-dead gorgeous. More than that, her choices are nothing like mine were. But she’s in the same boat I was. Thanks to a series of bad decisions, Harper was in a hole, and she didn’t know how to get herself out of it. She used drugs to quiet the condemning voices and told herself lies to make herself feel better. Someday, she told herself, she’d get her life together enough to go home to her parents. Because she couldn’t go when she was a mess. She couldn’t go until she’d done something they could be proud of.

Thanks to a bad choice in boyfriend, Harper not only didn’t go home, she ended up in prison.

Harper’s story begins two years after she’s released. It’s the story of a woman desperate to be free of her past, clinging to hope when there’s every reason to despair, and desperate to believe what she’s been told about this Savior, Jesus Christ.

Harper will learn about love and redemption and salvation in the course of the three books that make up the Beauty in Flight series. That is, if she can survive the danger that seems to follow her wherever she goes.

Blog Stops

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, April 13

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, April 13

amandainpa , April 13

Through the Fire Blogs, April 14

Blogging With Carol, April 14

Ashley’s Bookshelf, April 14

Genesis 5020, April 15

Spoken from the Heart, April 15

Lights in a Dark World, April 15

Through the Lens of Scripture, April 16

Among the Reads, April 16

All-of-a-kind Mom, April 16

Godly Book Reviews, April 17

Living Life Free In christ, April 17

Remembrancy, April 18

Just One More, April 18

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 18

Emily Yager, April 19

Reader’s Cozy Corner, April 19

Texas Book-aholic, April 19

Daysong Reflections, April 20

Carla Loves To Read, April 20

janicesbookreviews, April 20

Just the Write Escape, April 21

For Him and My Family, April 21

EmpowerMoms, April 22

Simple Harvest Reads, April 22 (Guest Post from Mindy Houng)

Maureen’s Musings, April 23

Bigreadersite, April 23

A Reader’s Brain, April 23

Real World Bible Study, April 24

The Lit Addict, April 24

Older & Smarter?, April 25

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 25

Inklings and notions, April 25

D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, April 26

Pause for Tales, April 26

The Becca Files, April 26

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Robin is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card and the entire Beauty in Flight Series!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/de7a/beauty-in-hiding-celebration-tour-giveaway
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Easter is Coming–Book Review

Back Cover Copy

Mommy and her little ones are settling in for story time, and this time it’s the biblical story of Easter that she’s telling. As the youngsters hear God’s tale unfold with its sometimes somber notes about sin and death, they are softly and continually reminded, “But Easter is coming!” By the end of the book, the anticipation has built and the children can celebrate the ending and the glory of Easter Sunday.
 
In a time when children’s Easter excitement often focuses on only egg hunts and candy, this book offers a different—and true—reason for joy and expectancy. It’s designed to be read and reread on the days leading up to Easter, telling the greatest story and building a sense of anticipation and celebration in little hearts.

My Review

Each page of the book is beautifully illustrated. Your kids are sure to love this book. It builds anticipation as page after page you get closer and closer to that first Easter, and what it really is about. I can’t wait to share this book with my children. I plan on giving it to them for Easter, but I know they are going to love it, and will be a favorite!

**I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Put on your Pjs Piggies by Sydney Hanson–Book Review

Back Cover Copy

It’s pj time at Bedtime Barn, but the piggies want to keep playing! Get your little ones ready for bed with Put on Your PJs, Piggies!, a giggle-inducing story that will convince even the most stubborn bedtime resisters to cuddle up for sleepy time. Children will love the sweet artwork, silly characters, and sparkly glitter on the barn-shaped cover.

The playful pigs in Bedtime Barn don’t want to go to sleep! Will they ever put on their pjs and settle in?

“I want to play!” squeals the littlest pig.

“The sun’s still shining bright!”

“Let’s have a chase!” one pig cries out.

“We’ll never say good night!”

Put on your pjs, Piggies!

If your little ones insist they aren’t sleepy, make bedtime more fun by curling up with this playful story. Once the playful pigs hit the hay, your sleepyheads will realize that bedtime isn’t so bad after all.

My Review

Your children are sure to enjoy this bedtime story! It is an adorable story of a mommy pig trying to get her piggies to bed, but they don’t want to go to bed. It’s a relatable story to every parent, but this fun story will help your kids settle down for bed. I can’t wait to read this one to my kids when I give it to them for Easter, they are sure to love it!

**I received this book free. I was not required to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Wisdom from a Father by Joe Siccardi–Book Review

Back Cover Copy

Wisdom From a Father is a reflective look at life, segmented into chapters. The words are updates of posts made on his blog, wisdomfromafather.wordpress.com. The 52 essay chapters include reflections on life, love and family. All are written from the heart, sometimes seriously and sometimes with a touch of humor.

My Review

I enjoyed reading this book. It was sort of like reading a journal and it was a bit different than what I normally read. I learned a lot of different things that I can take away from the book. I loved how at the end of each chapter (blog post) there is a “Thought to Remember.” I took a lot from those sections especially. It is perfectly titled “Wisdom from a Father,” I definitely felt like as I was reading I was gaining wisdom from the different stories and experiences shared in each chapter.

**I received a free copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author

Joe Siccardi has been an editorial writer, editor and publisher for 52 years and posts a blog at https://wisdomfromafather.com/. As he states, “I’m the ordinary Joe walking along this journey called life and sharing it with you!” He is the proud father of five children, 18 grandchildren and three great-granddaughters. He currently lives in Dover-Foxcroft, after life experiences in Paterson, Totowa, Ogdensburg and Newton, NJ; Belvidere, IL;  Toledo, OH;  Washington, DC; Laurel, MD; and Seneca Falls and Willard (Romulus), NY.

The Truth About Romantic Comedies by Sean McMurray–Book Review

Book Blurb:

Sixteen-year-old Timothy Gephart’s life is a chronicle of loser-hood. Trapped by the decaying walls of his family’s trailer and saddled with the responsibility of caring for a grandmother stricken with a wicked combination of Alzheimer’s and cancer, Timothy isn’t exactly thriving in the teenage chapter of his life. To make matters worse, his girlfriend inexplicably dumps him through a text message. Heartbroken, Tim drives his grandmother to and from her radiation treatments as if the last page of his life has already been written. And then the enigmatic Rachel Wilson struts into the cancer center’s waiting room.

Self-proclaimed social scientist Rachel Wilson hasn’t reconciled herself to her mother’s cancer, but she’s doing her best to stay positive…and distracted. With his dry wit and easy acceptance of her bright blue hair, Timothy might be the answer to a prayer Rachel hasn’t had the strength to ask.

As a fast friendship blossoms into something more, Timothy and Rachel learn that Rachel’s father’s job will soon take her family to a new life across the country. Knowing that their time together is running out, Timothy and Rachel go all in on an experiment that will put every romantic comedy cliche to the test, to say nothing of the foundation on which their relationship was built. Happily-ever-after has never been so hard.

My Review

This is an amazing book! It’s from a different perspective than I’m used to, as typically it seems like these books are from the girl’s perspective and this one is from the boy’s perspective, and I genuinely loved it! I felt like the characters were very relatable even though they have their own quirks. I found myself ending each chapter wondering what was going to happen next, will Rachel’s mom beat cancer? how will their relationship end? and how will their novel end? All these questions kept me reading and reading until the book was finished, and I got all my answers. I highly recommend you read this one, and I truly believe your teens and young adults will love this book!

**I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author:

Sean C. McMurray grew up on the mean rural roads of southwestern Ohio where he honed his storytelling skills on anyone willing to listen. Now he does it professionally as an author and history teacher. Sean still lives in rural Ohio with the love of his life and his favorite audience, their three little children.

Website:  https://www.mcmurraymuses.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/McMurrayMuses/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/McMurrayMuses

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/McMurrayMuses

Jelly Bean Blessings by Thomas Nelson–Book Review

Book Description

Jelly Bean Blessings is a cheery seasonal board book that celebrates all springtime blessings! Kids will be drawn to the charming cover and whimsical art, and they’ll love the idea of exploring the many reasons we love spring.

From picking flowers to jumping in puddles to eating delicious jelly beans, these activities are a fun way to thank God for the beautiful parts of the season that we get to enjoy together!

With charming art and an adorable cover, Jelly Bean Blessings is the perfect way to celebrate all the wonderful blessings of spring.

My Review

Beautifully illustrated, this book will make your kids super excited for spring to arrive! And if you’re from the North, or anyplace that has had a lot of snow and cold recently, you too may be ready for Spring…I know I am! From eating Jelly Beans, to flying kites, and jumping in puddles, these are just some of the many activities found in this book. This book will get you and your children in the mood for Spring, and have you ready to spring into Spring!

**I received this book free from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

When I Pray for You by Matthew Paul Turner–Book Review

As a parent you pray for your children constantly. This book puts perfectly just how parents pray for their children, and in just the perfect way for children to understand and enjoy! My girls truly loved this book as I read it to them! Plus the illustrations are absolutely beautiful! I know you and your children are going to love it too!

**I received a free copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.