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Delayed Justice by Cara Putman (Blog Tour)

 

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About the Book

Book Title: Delayed Justice

Author: Cara Putman

Genre: Legal Romantic Suspense

Release date: October 15, 2018

She had long given up the desire to be loved. Now she only needed to be heard. index

Jaime Nichols went to law school to find the voice she never had as a child, and her determination to protect girls and women in the path of harm drives her in ways both spoken and unspoken. As Jamie, now a criminal defense attorney, prepares to press charges against someone who wronged her long ago, she must face not only her demons but also the unimaginable forces that protect the powerful man who tore her childhood apart.

Chandler Bolton, a retired veteran, is tasked with helping a young victim who must testify in court—and along with his therapy dog, Aslan, he’s up for the task. When he first meets Jaime, all brains, beauty, and brashness, he can’t help but be intrigued. As Chandler works to break through the wall Jaime has built around herself, the two of them discover that they may have more to offer one another than they ever could have guessed—and that together, they may be able to help this endangered child.

This thrilling installment of the Hidden Justice series explores the healing power of resolution and the weight of words given voice. And as Jaime pursues delayed justice of her own, she unearths eternal truths that will change the course of her life.

 

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My Review

This is book 3 in the Hidden Justice series by Cara Putman. Just like before, this book did not disappoint! I have absolutely loved this series! I’ll be honest, I tend to shy away from books with sensitive topics like this in them. I’m afraid I’ll get too many details, and have horrible nightmares! However, the way Putman handles this topic is superb. She has a way of making you fall in love with a character, and empathize with them. Because what Jaime experienced is reprehensible, you quickly find yourself rooting for her to see justice served on her uncle. I really loved how she shows the healing power of God, and how He can truly give freedom to those who have experienced these traumas. There’s drama, suspense, and a little romance all in this book. While I can’t say from experience, in my opinion, I believe she did a wonderful job portraying what must go through the minds of those who have experienced sexual abuse. She shows the struggle to let true love in, mentions the therapy Jaime needed to be strong enough to confront her past, the struggle to trust any man, etc. It will capture your interest from the beginning, and you’ll be rooting for Jaime the entire way through. I know I was! I truly loved this book, and can’t wait to read even more of Putman’s books! I highly recommend this entire series!

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

About the Author

Since the time she could read Nancy Drew, Cara has wanted to write mysteries. In 2005 she attended a book signing at her local Christian bookstore. The rest, as they say, was history. There she met a fellow Indiana writer Colleen Coble. With prompting from her husband, Cara shared her dream with Colleen. Since those infamous words, Cara’s been writing award-winning books. She is currently working on book 30 and 31.

Cara Putman is an active member of ACFW, and currently serves on its Executive Board. She has also been the Indiana ACFW chapter president and served as the Area Coordinator for Indiana.

Cara is also an attorney, lecturer at a Big Ten university, active in women’s ministry, and all around crazy woman. Crazy about God, her husband and her kids that is. She graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers!) and George Mason Law School, and Krannert School of Management. You can learn more about Cara at www.caraputman.com

 

Guest Post from Cara

Delayed Justice was a hard story to write.

I’d known from Beyond Justice that Jaime had a hard story, but I wasn’t sure exactly what it was. She tried to hide from her past. She tried hard, but in the end it slowly spilled out. A young girl wounded deeply by someone who should protect her. And now as a professional young woman, Jaime is still fighting the shadows.

She believes she’s okay, or as okay as she’ll ever be.

Instead, she has to learn that there’s so much more waiting for her. Freedom from the chains of a past she didn’t choose. A love that will never end. And a God who has always loved her even when she questions His existence because of her past.

I think we’ve all lived that. There’s a place in our hearts that seems beyond His reach. For some of us, it’s a barrier to knowing Him. To others of us, it makes us question what we thought we knew about God. And for others of us, it presses us deeply into Him. Jaime’s book, Delayed Justice, explores this space. The space where some days we scream at the heavens Where are you, God? And the days we just curl into ourselves because life is too hard.

And in that space of shadow and light, God ultimately shines brightest. This is a truth that is slowly revealed through friends and The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe.

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Because I said so – adventures in Parenting, October 2

Lighthouse Academy, October 2

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Inklings and notions, October 2

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All-of-a-kind Mom, October 3

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Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Cara is giving away a grand prize package that includes a Courage Dear Heart bracelet, a The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe print, a copy of Delayed Justice, and a box of Turkish Delight!!

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/d5c4/delayed-justice-celebration-tour-giveaway

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Candy Apple Blessings by Maddie Frost–Book Review

This cute book is perfect for little kids! It explores the many different things you can do during the fall, from jumping in piles of leaves, picking pumpkins, eating candy apples, and many more, Your kids will love the cute little animal characters, and the bright colors! It’s written in rhyme so it’s perfect for keeping the kids’ attention!

My kids loved this book as I read it! I thought the illustrations were cute and perfect for kids. Being a board book, this is the perfect book for younger kids, but even my 6-year-old liked it.

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

Dead Drift by Dani Pettrey – Book Review

In the fourth and final installment of the Chesapeake Valor series, Luke Gallagher returns home after being gone for 7 years trying to catch a deadly terrorist. He now must rely on the help of his friends to help him stop this terrorist before something terrible happens on American soil. Kate Maxwell was devastated when Luke disappeared from her life, now that he’s back she’s struggling with her feelings for fear of him leaving again. Will they be able to stop Ebeid before he uses his deadly weapon? Will Kate ever be able to trust Luke again and be able to move on with their relationship?

Another great installment in this series! You’ll quickly fall in love with the characters of you haven’t already. There were a few storylines to follow throughout the book, you have the terrorist threat they’re trying to thwart and then you have the mystery of who killed Griffin’s sister. Both will keep you guessing. It’s full of twists and turns and the suspense you no doubt love of you’re an avid Pettrey reader. You definitely should read these in order, because you probably will be missing important information from the last book. Highly recommend this book and the entire series!

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

 

 

Dancing in the Rain by Eileen Rife and Jennifer Slattery–Book Review

 

After college graduation, Loni Parker is having a hard time landing a job because of her disability. So when her friend invites her to Camp Hope, she goes. Little did Loni know how much that simple retreat would change her. She comes face to face with the man who took her eyesight so many years ago. Michael Ackerman, the camp director, knows immediately who Loni is, and tries to avoid her since he believes there’s no way she could ever forgive him for what he’d done to her. However, he’s quickly falling for her, but when she leaves camp in pursuit of her dream of living on her own and teaching music, he wonders if she’ll ever love him back.

 

Dancing in the Rain is beautiful story of forgiveness and love. Throughout the book, the theme of forgiveness is brought up again and again, it was beautifully written, and you will just fall in love with Loni and Michael (I know I did!). I enjoyed reading a book from the perspective of a blind main character, I haven’t read much of that before, and it gives you a different perspective for sure! It’s so refreshing to read a book with so many spiritual truths/applications woven throughout and to see the characters living out their faith despite their circumstances. I highly recommend this book!

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

 

Generous Love by Becky Kopitzke–Book Review

 

Christians are to reach out to those around them and be a blessing to a world in need. However, often we don’t know how, or we make every excuse as to why we can’t bless others. Kopitzke gives the Christian practical tips and advice on how to effectively bless others even when you think you don’t have the means to do so. Through blessing others, you, yourself, will be blessed in return.

 

I learned so much through this book, and at times it downright convicted me. How many times have I said, well I can’t bless that person God because I just don’t have the money right now? I can’t talk to that person because look at them, someone might see. I can’t invite so-and-so over because my house isn’t nice enough, and on and on it goes. But when if I would listen to those promptings from God, I would not only be a blessing to someone who might need it, but I would be blessed for listening to what God led me to do. I really enjoyed the “4 P’s of Blessing” she talks about and each had 50 ideas to implement each one. (Blessing through our Presence, Perspective, Possessions, and Prayer) Overall, this book challenged me to stop being so selfish, and bless those around me, take notice of those I come in contact with. It could simply be a smile or a compliment, even little blessings can make a big impact on others. I highly recommend this book for Christians everywhere; imagine if we all started to bless others not for what we can get out of it, but just to live out the love of Jesus, how different our world might look!

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

You Can Stay Home With Your Kids by Erin Odom–Book Review

 

Do you want to stay home with your kids, but you don’t think it will every be possible? Do you currently stay home with your kids, but feel like you’re always just scraping by? Erin Odom has compiled 100 tips, tricks and ways you can save money or make money from home so it can be possible! There are sections on shopping at secondhand stores, shopping around for a house/car, recipes for DIY household products, tips for making money from home, and many, many more!

 

Currently, I have been blessed to be able to stay home with our kids. Now that our oldest is in school, and we have a tuition payment, I’ve been trying to save extra money and possibly even make money from home (even if it’s just some splurge money). I’ve always loved saving, some people may call me cheap, I prefer frugal. This book had tons of tips, many I have either tried, or am currently doing, but there were some I was like I need to try that! For example, I loved the section on DIY household products, because let’s face it they can be pricey, and most are full of chemicals. I plan to try a few of them at least to see how I like them, and maybe save myself some money in the process. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for ways to save money, she has a lot of great information in this book, as well as some free downloads when you get the book!

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

Lies Women Believe by Nancy Leigh DeMoss Wolgemuth–Book Review

 

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“Many women live under a cloud of personal guilt and condemnation,” says Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. “Many are in bondage to their past. Others are gripped by fear of rejection and a longing for approval. Still others are emotional prisoners.”

Everyone encounters lies throughout their lives. The Devil is the Father of lies, and will do anything he can to get you to believe lies. Starting in the Garden of Eden, Satan attacked the first woman, Eve, with a lie. In this updated version of Lies Women Believe, Nancy Leigh Wolgemuth covers several lies that women today are faced with and corresponding truths that will help them overcome these lies. She covers topics suchas, lies about God,  themselves, priorities, children, emotions, circumstances, and more. The only thing that can conquer these lies is the Truth, the Truth of God’s Word.

 

The Lies Women Believe Study Guide is a corresponding study guide that helps you dig deeper into the book, and search the Scripture to help you recognize and overcome the lies the Devil will throw at you. (And he will come at you with lies, no Christian is exempt!) Each chapter in the guide is divided into three sections: In a Nutshell (overview), Exploring the Truth, and Walking Together in the Truth (for group study).

I have absolutely loved this book and study guide! I highly recommend it to every Christian woman! One of the things I found most interesting, was in the beginning of each chapter, she starts with a short snippet of something that looks like Eve’s journal. What she may have thought at different stages of her life, or things she may have gone through that correlates to the Lies that will be covered in that chapter. I learned so much through each chapter, and there were some lies I know I myself have believed at one time or another.

The Study Guide was so helpful. While you can use it for group studies, I did it as an individual study and it worked perfectly! I love how in this guide it doesn’t just ask you questions about what’s in the book, it makes you dig deeper in God’s Word giving you Scripture after Scripture to look up and further study for yourself. I have done other studies where they’ll ask you according to page #….what did you learn about this? It was so refreshing to do a study that takes you straight to the ultimate source of Truth, God’s Word.

Overall, I can’t say enough how much I loved this entire book/study! I feel more equipped as a Woman of God to recognize the Devils lies, and overcome them with the Truth of God’s Word. I truly have learned a lot from everything I’ve ever read that Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has written. I pray that you will learn just as much from this study as I did!

Click the links below to get your copy!

Lies Women Believe

Lies Women Believe Study Guide

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Lies Young Women Believe

Lies Young Women Believe Study Guide

 

 

 

 

**I received these books free from the publisher in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.