Welcome to Isaiah’s Legacy Blog Hop – Stop #15

1 Week ~ 24 Blogs ~ 3 Incredible Prizes!

Learn a little about Isaiah’s Legacy and enter multiple giveaways while picking up CLUES at each stop. Compile all the clues, submit the final PHRASE at the last stop, and you’ll be entered to win one of 3 Grand Prizes!

What are the prizes? They’re completely unique to the winners!

Mesu will contact each winner personally to chat about what they would most like to see in Israel, and then she’ll SHOP for just the right gift while touring Israel, March 6-19! She’ll then purchase a personal and memorable gift specifically chosen for each of those three winners and ship them to each one when she returns. How fun is that?!

 

How does the Scavenger Hunt & Blog Tour Work?

  • Begin at Stop #1. At the end, you’ll find a CLUE and a link to the next stop. Progress to each stop IN ORDER.
  • Collect all the clues—in order—and submit the full phrase at the last blog stop in the Rafflecopter form. Every stop has a clue, so be sure not to skip any along the way!
  • You may enter as many giveaways on individual blogs as you like but win only one.
  • You may enter the final giveaway only once and win only one grand prize.
  • The Hunt begins 2/19/20 at noon EDT. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, 02/25 at midnight Eastern.
  • For best results, hunt through our list using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer).

There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have a whole week! As you visit each blog, it’s our hope that you get to know Mesu’s BFF team and discover the heart behind Isaiah’s Legacy.

How does the Scavenger Hunt & Blog Tour Work?

  • Begin at Stop #1. At the end, you’ll find a CLUE and a link to the next stop. Progress to each stop IN ORDER.
  • Collect all the clues—in order—and submit the full phrase at the last blog stop in the Rafflecopter form. Every stop has a clue, so be sure not to skip any along the way!
  • You may enter the final giveaway only once and win only one grand prize.
  • The Hunt begins 2/19/20 at noon EDT. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, 02/25 at midnight Eastern.
  • For best results, hunt through our list using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer).

There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have a whole week! As you visit each blog, it’s our hope that you get to know Mesu’s BFF team and discover the heart behind Isaiah’s Legacy.

Greetings!

My name is Mesu Andrews. My first biblical novel, Love Amid the Ashes, released in 2011 (Revell, Baker Publishing), and we’re celebrating the release of my tenth novel, Isaiah’s Legacy, (WaterBrook, a division of Penguin Random House Publishers) with this scavenger hunt!

Isaiah’s Legacy was both the most challenging and most rewarding book I’ve written thus far. You’ll hear much more about the process in the blogs to follow. If you’d like to know more about me personally, check out my Personal Testimony HERE or My Battle With Chronic Illness HERE.

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Greetings!

My name is Cheryl. Isaiah’s Legacy is the third book I’ve helped promote on Mesu’s BFF team. I love the depth of research and biblical accuracy I can count on with her novels. Mesu weaves biblical history and historical fact into a book that one should not miss reading.

Vital Scavenger Hunt Info:

Here’s the Stop #15 Stuff!

Clue to write down: Lead

Link for Stop 16: http://christianfictiongirl.blog/?p=9097

Outstanding Biblical Fiction

“Like Flames In The Night” is the fourth book in the Cities of Refuge series by Connilyn Cossette. I have had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of the launch team for all four books.
“The consequences of our foolish decisions are always made clearer when we look backward on the path we’ve traveled.” How often do we look back instead of forward? Like Flames in the Night follows Tirzah from book one to book four and Liyam who lost his daughter, he wants vengeance on the man who killed her. Issues like forgiveness, heartache and self-worth are woven through out the book. Connilyn has knocked this entire series out of the park and will be rereading the series.
I would highly recommend reading the series in order so that you don’t miss out learning about all the characters. Connilyn has been gifted with writing and did an outstanding job.
I received a copy of the book from Revell Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own.

Love and Courage

Star of Persia written by Jill Eileen Smith is a story of Esther, a Jewish girl living in a country that is full of pagans. A story of rags to riches, in her wildest dreams Esther never imagined becoming a queen of Persia. How does one stay true to God when faced with the impossible. Would Esther be able to hide her Judaism? Love, duty, fear and courage. In the court of Xerxes, which will prevail?

I remember celebrating Purim as a child and dressing up as Esther. A little girl’s dream to be a queen. The author did a fantastic job researching the history of the story of Esther and writing Star of Persia. If you enjoy reading historical fiction, I highly recommend reading the book.

I received a copy of the book from Revell Publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

Chasing The White Lion

“Chasing the White Lion” by author James R. Hannibal is a story of twists, turns and mysteries. I did not realize that “The Gryphon Heist” was the first book that I should have read to understand and follow the story line and characters in the second book. This book is not my style of reading, if one likes James Bond or Tome Clancy than this one is for you.
I received a copy from Revell Publishing in exchange for my honest opinion.

A Great Start To A New Series

Ten years after her parents were killed, Evelyn is once more homeless. The orphanage that was her refuge and later her workplace has burned to the ground, and only she and a young orphan girl have escaped. Convinced this must be related to her parents’ murders, Evelyn flees with the girl to Mesquite Springs in the Texas Hill Country and finds shelter in the home of Wyatt Clark, a talented horse rancher whose plans don’t include a family of this own.

Can Wyatt keep Evelyn safe from the man who wants her dead? She will do anything to keep Polly safe. After the orphanage burned and killed everyone, the only thing Evelyn can do is run.

The characters are well developed. I love that when Evelyn was faced with challenges she kept moving ahead with Polly. A sweet romance and chilling mystery that kept me up late at night turning the pages as I followed Evelyn and Polly’s story as they made their home in Mesquite Springs.

If you’re looking for a quick read, pick up a copy of the book, grab a cup of coffee and dive in.

I received a copy of the book from Revell/Baker Publishing Group in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Quaint Town, Quirky Characters

The Road to Happenstance, a small town filled with quirky characters. Matthew Sadler rides his Harley in Happenstance whose goal is passing through, but people conspire to prevent him from leaving.
Matt is attracted to Roni a guest staying at the hotel reminds him of his late wife. The Barlow sisters think Matt is their knight in shining amour. Ms. Percy love’s the motorcycle, but she is wary of the woman from the hotel.
However, this quiet town has its faults and its sinister side starts to show. There are thefts and accusations that point towards Matthew. The longer he stays, the more he suspects a mystery.
With all that is going on in the world today, The Road to Happenstance longs to find a real place, a place of stepping back in time, a place that one might struggle with their faith and see God work through their lives. A quick read that will bring smiles.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest opinion.

Love, Faith, and Hope

The Runaway Bride, book two in the Bride Ships Series captured my heart from page one. The main character, Arabella was in the first book so I was familiar with her. I was pulled into the first novel, A Reluctant Bride as the brides traveled the world to British Columbia, Canada. I wanted prim and proper, but gentle Arabella to find love and joy since her past held some secrets. In The Runaway Bride. Jody is gifted at writing and does an outstanding job weaving faith and trusting God the main point.

Arabella’s past was terrible and continues to haunt her. She meets Peter who is from a different class, but they are attracted to each other. Carve out some time to read The Runaway Bride, I did not want the story to end and am looking forward to book three of the series.

I received a copy of the book from Bethany House Publishers in order to provide an honest review. The opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

We All Should Encourage One Another





Yes Sisters written by Angelia White shares how we can say that yes and hope that we don’t have to do life alone. We’re better, stronger, and braver together.
I enjoyed reading the book but felt disconnected. I am one who never had a close group of Yes Sisters of close friends. Yes, I struggled and still do. The idea of Yes Sisters is completely foreign to me.
The author reminds us that God loves us and that we can accomplish what we set out to do. A Yes Sister is a woman who offers encouragement and believes in you. I envy those who have these relationships. We should surround ourselves with women who will affirm, encourage, challenge and remind us that we are worthy through thick and thin.
I received a copy of the book from Revell-Baker Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Second Chances

Cowboys and the beautiful mountain town of Ouray, Colorado what more could a person ask for? “Their Ranch Reunion” is the first book in the Rocky Mountain series. Carly grew up in the mountain town whose Bed & Breakfast needs a much  needed expansion. When her next-door neighbor passes away, she finds out that the house was left to Carly and starts to make plans to start the renovation  but there is one roadblock in the way, Andrew Stephen, her high school sweetheart who is now joint owner of the property as well.

A story of second chances and watching how God works behind the scenes. This was the first book by Mindy Obenhaus and received it as part of the Blind Book tour. The book was a quick read for me and enjoyed seeing how the characters developed and worked together.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.

Grace & Mercy

Mesu Andrews has yet again written another outstanding book. The amount of research that the author puts into a book shows, I was pulled into the story from page one. “Isaiah’s Legacy” continues the story that started in “Isaiah’s Daughter.” The author took me through the reign of King Manasseh who was considered one of most wicked kings. Mesu weaves biblical history and historical fact into a book that one should not miss reading.
I prayed for Manasseh that he turns his life to God and learn the truth in daylight. Shulle questions God and wonders how he can be sovereign, Zibah reminds her that God is always with us. Lots of truth is displayed with each character and will leave the reader asking for more. I reread the story of Manasseh and it gave me a different perspective of his life. If you love biblical fiction run to the closest bookstore, carve time out to read “Isaiah’s Legacy.” I highly recommend this book.
I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review and opinion.

Collision of Lies

Wow, a mystery thriller that pulled me in from page one. I had a hard time putting the book down and kept me up late turning the pages to find out what happened.

Three years ago, a collision between a fast-moving freight train and a school bus full of kids led to a devastation and grief on an unimaginable scale. Seventeen kids and three adults were killed, or were they? Detective Amara Alvarez was out enjoying her Saturday breakfast at a local diner when it was disrupted by a husband and wife arguing over a text that she received from their son. One thing leads to another that leaves Amara wondering if the children may still be alive. With time running out, Amara must convince herself and her co-workers that yes, the boy is alive and that she will do everything in her power to bring him and the other children home.

A clean mystery that was emotional, intense, mesmerizing, leaving you wondering what happened to the children. “Collision of Lies” was the first book that I read from the author Tom Threadgill and am looking forward to the next book in the Detective Amara Alvarez series.

I received a copy of the book from Revell Publishing in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Daughter of Rome

When you find an author that shares her talent and gift of writing you don’t want the story to end. “Daughter of Rome,” by Tessa Afshar is the story of Aquila, Priscilla, Paul, Rufus and God’s plan to transform the early church. Priscilla, the daughter of a Roman general meets a Jewish immigrant, Aquila. Their courtship is followed by murder and betrayal. They work to build a community of believers while a runaway boy and a foe complicate their lives.

There are many lessons in the book, one is that we should all be like Priscilla. She never gave up when they were forced from their home. The determination, forgiveness, mercy, love, willing to put aside those who wronged her, to take in those that are lost who do not have a relationship with Jesus. To literally be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Tessa has done it again!!! “Daughter of Rome,” will leave you looking for more. Jesus uses the struggles in our own lives to make something beautiful.

I received this book free from the author and her publisher in order to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Above the Fold

I did not realize that Above the Fold by Rachel Scott McDaniel was her first book. I am impressed! Elissa lost the love of her life to a journalism job in the city and feels she needs to prove herself to her father. The time period is the 1920’s and the Suffragette Movement is happening. She is working as a secretary at her dad’s newspaper trying to keep it afloat.
Cole, the heartbreaker moved to the city to work as a journalist, but never forgot Elissa. His plan was to return when he made a name for himself, terrible things happen, and he turns to the bottle. When her dad hires Cole, he challenges the both of them to write a front-page story. In the end they rekindled their relationship and eventually fall in love. I love the spiritual undertone; Cole’s character shows us that God is the God of second chances and how we see Him.
The 1920’s is a neat time period and the author did a wonderful job writing the book. If you enjoy reading historical romance than this book is for you.
I look forward to reading more books from the author. I received a copy of Above the Fold from Just Read Tours in exchange for honest opinion.

Let Go, Let God!

“Breathing On her Own,” by author Rebecca Waters tells a wonderful story of mercy, love, forgiveness and truth. Molly and her husband, Travis are enjoying retirement when their oldest daughter, Laney is critically injured after a car accident in which she was driving and killed her best friend. Laney is married with two children. Travis, her husband is loving and a God-fearing man. The perfect life until Laney made a poor choice of driving after consuming a few alcoholic beverages. Molly’s faith is tested and just going through the motions as she is forced to evaluate life and her faith. Molly is faced with learning to let go and let God and know that she can trust Him through trials.
Bad decisions can not be taken back, but God has certainly forgiven us for those choices. God will meet us everyday right where we are. This story offered encouragement, knowing that we can not control each day.
I received a copy of the book from Just Read Tours in exchange for my honest opinion
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