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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

My Thoughts- Small Town Secrets written by Lillian Duncan

 

Small Town Secrets Kick-Off Package

About the Book

Book: Small Town Secrets

Author: Lillian Duncan

Genre: Christian—Romantic Suspense

Release Date: October 13, 2023

On the surface, Shady Valley looks like the ideal all-American place to live with beautiful flowering trees lining both sides of the street as you enter the picturesque town. Neighbors help neighbors. Doors are often left unlocked.

Serious crimes are practically nonexistent— almost but not quite!

But like all small towns, everyone knows everyone, which means everyone knows everyone’ s business, and not everyone in Shady Valley is what they appear to be. Some have secrets— deadly secrets— that they hide behind the masks they wear.

When Angie McVey disappears on her wedding day, rookie officer Cami Martine is determined to find her best friend, but there are no leads to follow. Angie seems to have disappeared into thin air.

If Cami is to bring her best friend home, she will need to discover the deadly secrets of her friends and neighbors to find the one who wears the biggest mask.

 

Click here to get your copy!

 

About the Author

Lillian Duncan… turning faith into fiction.

For years, my tagline was “stories of faith mingled with murder & mayhem” since I wrote Christian suspense and mystery novels.

In 2012, I heard the words, “you have bilateral brain tumors.”

I had no idea how much those words would change my life, but they did. When life changes for a writer, their writing changes as well. So I wanted my tagline to reflect the new me. I still love to write suspense and mystery novels but also have branched out into other genres.

In spite of being diagnosed with bilateral brain tumors and a rare genetic disease (Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), God continues to strengthen me and give me peace and joy as well as the blessing to be able to continue to write.

I’m a multi-published author who lives in the middle of Ohio Amish country with my husband and a menagerie of pets. After more than 30 years working as a speech pathologist for children, I believe in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.

My goal is to write stories that entertain but also demonstrate God’s love for all of us.

More from Lillian

Small Town Life VS. City Life

I spent most of my growing up years in the country, then I moved to a larger city for college and then an even larger city for much of my adult life. And then I slowly made my way back to the area I grew up in. I’ve spent the last twenty-two years living in the quaint little town of Shreve, Ohio.

Shreve has two gas stations, one stop light and zero fast-food restaurants! I love living in Shreve. Is there a difference between small town life and city life? Absolutely.

Big cities have a lot to offer. You won’t get any argument from me about that. Museums, your choice of restaurants, plays and concerts. But small towns have a lot to offer as well. Neighbors that know each other’s names a sense of community, peace and quiet, and low crime. Oh, and did I mention peace and quiet?

I know people love living in big cities, but I’ll stick to small town life. And that’s why most of the books I write are set in small towns—not always but most of the time.

My latest book, SMALL TOWN SECRETS, is based in the fictional small town of Shady Valley, but definitely resembles my hometown of Shreve, Ohio. Except nothing this exciting happens in Shreve–which is a good thing. That’s why I like living there.

But nothing happening would make for a boring book so Shady Valley has a few secrets–secrets that could kill!

On the surface, Shady Valley seems to be the ideal all-American place to live with beautiful flowering trees lining both sides of the street as you enter the picturesque town. Neighbors help neighbors. Doors are often left unlocked.

Serious crimes are practically nonexistent—almost but not quite!

When Angie McVey disappears on her wedding day, rookie officer Cami Martine is determined to find her best friend. Unfortunately, there are no leads to follow.

Angie seems to have disappeared into thin air.

But not everyone in Shady Valley is what they appear to be.  Some have secrets—deadly secrets—that they hide behind the masks they wear. If Cami is to bring her best friend home, she will need to discover the deadly secrets of her friends and neighbors and find the one who wears the biggest mask.

SMALL TOWN SECRETS is a fast-paced mystery and suspense novel that will keep you turning pages past your bed time. By the way, the book will also be available as a Large Print book as well.



My Thoughts 


Small Town Secrets is written by Lillian Duncan. This is the first book that I’ve read by this author. It will not be my last. I was drawn into this fast paced suspense within the first few pages. Shady Valley looks like a great place to move. But what this small town holds is secrets along with violence. 


Cami is a rookie officer when her best friend, Angie goes missing. She is bound and determined to find her. However there seems to be no leads and it seems that Angie has vanished into thin air. 

To get to the bottom of her disappearance Cami must try and flush out the truth. But at what stakes will those with secrets go to keep it buried. 


Well written and engaging I really enjoyed this book. I hope to read more from this author. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit  for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.  



Blog Stops

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 10

Texas Book-aholic, February 11

Artistic Nobody, February 12 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, February 12

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 13

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, February 14

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, February 15

Bigreadersite, February 16

Guild Master, February 17 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 18

Fiction Book Lover, February 19 (Author Interview)

Blogging With Carol, February 20

Because I said so – adventures in parenting., February 21

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, February 22 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 22

For Him and My Family, February 23

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Lillian is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon Gift Card!!

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/29c58/small-town-secrets-celebration-tour-giveaway

Friday, February 9, 2024

My Thoughts - Biblical Finances Jesus Christ: The Financial Advisor Author: Lisa D. Pedriel

 

About the Book

Book: Biblical Finances Jesus Christ: The Financial Advisor

Author: Lisa D. Pedriel

Genre: Christian, Christian living, Finance, Wealth Management

Release Date: May 3, 2023

The objective of this book is to help readers manage their finances using biblical standards and principles. The main benefit of doing this is that our finances will be built on a sure foundation (Isaiah 33:6), which is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His Word. Jesus is concerned about every aspect of our lives, and the management of our finances is no exception. Throughout His Word, He gives us advice on how to get and manage the wealth He has made available to us. Therefore, it is imperative that we study the scriptures and apply them to our lives and finances. In summary, this book looks at wealth and finances from a biblical perspective.

 

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About the Author

Lisa Pedriel is a child of the King, who serves as an intercessor in the body of Jesus Christ. She gave her life to Him on March 25, 2017, while walking on Lily Drive in St. James, Barbados. She started off her writing journey by penning poems and love notes to the Lord. Lisa is a qualified accountant and an auditor by profession. She currently resides on her native island Saint Lucia and lives a quiet and private life.



MY THOUGHTS 



Biblical Finances Jesus Christ: The Financial Advisor is written by Lisa D. Pedriel. I really like the way that this book is set up. One of our goals this year is to pay off credit cards and hopefully my car. However to do so it will require some discipline. 


The author reminds us to rely on scriptures when it comes to our finances. She opens ever my chapter with a scripture. I used these scriptures to meditate on and think about throughout the week. She also unpacks varying topics that help to get your finances in order.  These topics include : Tithing, saving, investing, getting wise counsel and Spiritual vs Earthly riches. 


This is a great small group study book. Thank you to the author, publisher and Celebrate Lit for allowing me to read a copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.  

 

 

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, February 1

Vicky Sluiter, February 2 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 3

By The Book, February 4 (Author Interview)

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, February 5 (Author Interview)

Texas Book-aholic, February 5

Simple Harvest Reads, February 6 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 7

For the Love of Literature, February 8 (Author Interview)

Because I said so – Adventures in parenting, February 9

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, February 10 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 11

Fiction Book Lover, February 12 (Author Interview)

Beauty in the Binding, February 13 (Author Interview)

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, February 13

Guild Master, February 14 (Author Interview)

Saturday, February 3, 2024

My Thoughts - Hunted by Proxy - written by Manning Wolfe

 

Hunted By Proxy

by Manning Wolfe

January 15-February 2, 2024 Virtual Book Tour





In this lawyer on the run action suspense, can attorney Quinton Bell hang on to his new life as he hides in plain sight?

Hunted By Proxy takes you on a heart-pounding journey through the life of a criminal defense attorney, whose world, as he knew it, was wiped out by the very client he tried to save.

Quinton establishes a new life and law practice in Houston and thinks he’s outrun the dangerous adversaries who chased him there. Just as he begins to relax, he receives a mysterious note that proves to him that he’s still in danger and running from a powerful and relentless adversary. But who?

With each passing moment, the noose tightens, and he must draw on every ounce of wit to outsmart those who still want him exposed, or worse, dead.

Will Quinton Bell find a way out, or will he forever be a target in a deadly game of cat and mouse?

Book Details:

Genre: Legal Thriller
Published by: Starpath Books, LLC
Publication Date: January 2024
Number of Pages: 300
ISBN: B0CFWWCX7F
Series: Proxy Legal Thriller Series, Book 2
Book Links: Amazon | Goodreads

Book Shortlinks:

Proxy Legal Thriller Series - https://amzn.to/450n46x
Hunted By Proxy on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3Nzl52N
Hunted By Proxy on Goodreads - https://bit.ly/4716bJG

Author Bio:

Manning Wolfe

MANNING WOLFE, an award-winning author and attorney residing in Austin, Texas, writes cinematic-style, smart, fast-paced thrillers and crime fiction. Manning was recently featured on Oxygen TV’s: Accident, Suicide, or Murder.
* Manning's legal thriller series features Austin attorney Merit Bridges, including Dollar SignsMusic NotesGreen Fees, and Chinese Wall.
* Manning's new Proxy Legal Thriller Series features Houston attorney Quinton Bell and includes: Dead By ProxyHunted By Proxy, and Alive By Proxy.
* Manning is co-author of Killer Set: Drop the Mic, and twelve additional Bullet Book Speed Reads.
As a graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law, Manning’s experience has given her a voyeur’s peek into some shady characters’ lives and a front-row seat to watch the good people who stand against them.

Catch Up With Manning Wolfe:
manningwolfe.com
Goodreads
BookBub - @ManningWolfe
Instagram - @manningwolfe
Twitter/X - @ManningWolfe
Facebook - @manning.wolfe

 

My Thoughts 


Hunted by Proxy is the first book that I have read by Manning Wolfe. This is book two in the Proxy legal series. While I have not read book one, I did not have any issues following along. 

Quinton establishes a new life and law practice in Houston and thinks he’s outrun the dangerous adversaries who chased him there. He previously was wiped out by a client that he tried to save. Soon after his fresh start begins, he starts to get cryptic messages. He also is contacted by a friend, who also happens to be a judge to take on a civil case to represent a child and their estate after a horrible I 10 pile up. 

Quinton has his work cut out for him - to show that Charlotte, a young single mother, now deceased did not cause this 100+ pile up. Besides trying to prove Charlotte's innocence he has to try and stay one step ahead of those who are trying to hunt him down. 

This book kept me on my toes. The author has done a wonderful job in creating characters that you will want to keep reading late into the night to find out what happens next. This book is packed full of suspense, action and lots of adrenaline pumping scenes. I hope to read more by this author. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and Partners in Crime Book Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own. 


Giveaway:

This is a giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Manning Wolfe. See the widget for entry terms and conditions. Void where prohibited.

The giveaway is for:  a print copy of the set, Dead by Proxy & Hunted by Proxy.



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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

My Thoughts - Cold Threat by Nancy Mehl

 





About the Book

Genre: Suspense
Published by: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: January 2024
Number of Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0764240461 (ISBN10: 0764240463)
Series: Ryland & St. Clair, 2
Book Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | BookShop.org | Goodreads | Baker Book House

Twenty years ago, several people were murdered in Des Moines, and the only evidence left behind was a snowman ornament hanging ominously on a tree in the victims' front lawns. With a suspect behind bars, the killings have come to an end--or so everyone thought. But now crimes with a similar MO are happening in a small Iowa town, and a local detective believes the killer is back and ready to strike again.

With little time left on the clock before they have another murder on their hands, private investigators River Ryland and Tony St. Clair must work alongside Tony's detective father to find evidence that will uncover an evil that has survived far too long. As the danger mounts and the suspect closes in, it will take all they have to catch a killer--before he catches one of them.


About the Author



Nancy Mehl is the author of more than fifty books, a Parable and ECPA bestseller, and the winner of an ACFW Book of the Year Award, a Carol Award, and the Daphne du Maurier Award. She has also been a finalist for the Christy Award. Nancy writes from her home in Missouri, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson.

Catch Up With Nancy Mehl:
NancyMehl.com
Goodreads
BookBub - @NancyMehl
Twitter/X - @NancyMehl1
Facebook - @nancy.mehl

 

My Thoughts

Cold Threat is written by one of my favorite Christian Suspense Authors, Nancy Mehl. This is book two in the Ryland and St. Clair series. I have read both books - but they can be read as stand alones. The author has a way of drawing you in within the first few pages and not letting you go.

River Ryland has moved to St. Louis for a fresh Start. River had a bad outcome on a case and did not go back to being a behavioral analyst. However, her former FBI partner  Tony St. Clair invites River to start a detective/private investigator agency. Tony's dad,  Head Detective Ray St. Clair is about to retire - and there are some cases he wants to see closed. One in particular is a case where someone was convicted for murders n Des Moines. The only evidence that was left at the scene was a snowman ornament hanging ominously on a tree in the victims' front lawns. There seems to be a copy cat or the real killer is still out there. 

Tony and River are well written characters. I liked seeing their interactions and chemistry. The storyline is engaging. The author does a wonderful job at keeping readers on their toes. I always try and read anything this author releases. 

Thank you to the author, publisher and Partners in Crime Tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

My Thoughts - Delaware from Railways to Freeways / First State, Second Phase written by Dave Tabler

 







Book Details:

Book Title:  Delaware from Railways to Freeways / First State, Second Phase by Dave Tabler
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 110 pages
Genre: American History, Colonial
Publisher: Dave Tabler
Publication Date: Nov 1, 2023
Formats Available for Review: print (softback) (USA), ebook (EPUB, PDF, NETGALLEY download)
Tour dates: Jan 8 to Jan 26, 2024
Content Rating: G. Suitable for all audiences.





Tour dates: Jan 8 to Jan 26, 2024
Content Rating: G. Suitable for all audiences.
"Delaware from Railroads to Freeways by Dave Tabler is a visually stunning book that takes readers on a captivating journey through Delaware's 19th-century history. With engaging narrative and stunning graphics that seem to leap off the page, this book provides an immersive and enthralling reading experience as Tabler chronicles the rich history of Delaware. This is his second installment of a three-part series on the history of Delaware – the First State.... For Delaware natives and enthusiasts, this is probably one of the best-illustrated background books of Delaware's 19th-century history as you can find about the First State. It is truly a captivating book." -- AuthorsReading

"Dave Tabler’s Delaware from Railways to Freeways is a fascinating history text covering important sites and artifacts from the first state. The book includes a wealth of historical and social insights into the production techniques and ultimate significance behind the early Delaware artifacts and events it covers. It makes note of the geographical importance of certain buildings and landscapes as well. Detailed images appear on each page of the book alongside brief, evocative descriptions of their meaning and significance. The result is an involving pictorial history of the evolution of Delaware, complemented by distinguishing coverage of the development of the state’s transportation infrastructure." -- Foreword Reviews

"Tabler’s second entry in a trilogy covering the history of Delaware rides the rails into the First State’s storied past, covering the tumultuous yet prosperous 19th century and the dawn of the 20th, that era of iron, steam, Civil War, suffragettes, technical marvels, and surprises both fun—like the history of scrapple, or the suspender-and-pants rig known as a “breeches buoy” used to rescue mariners—to the morbid, like public whipping posts or the jolting tale of a child’s corpse being sent through the mail. The stories of trends, people, and material goods that Tabler highlights, in short and inviting bursts of text, are interesting and well buttressed by the copious illustrations." -- Booklife

"The contents are entertaining and varied, offering glimpses of little-known aspects of American history, from Colonial-era enmity between Whigs and Tories to inventions such as the Manby mortar, a cannon-like device used in rescuing people from sinking ships, to a bartending goose.-- Kirkus Reviews
 
"
Delaware from Railways to Freeways is the second book in a series that began with Delaware Before the Railroads and whose planned conclusion is Delaware from Freeways to e-Ways. In his preface, author Dave Tabler touts the advent of the railroad, saying that it “ushered in a prosperous era for the First State” due to Delaware’s “strategic location” on the Delaware Bay. The book is mostly photographs, all of which are vibrant and compelling and include objects that would not be present in most histories of the state, such as John Jones’s adjustable peach sorter: an 1874 invention that revolutionized peach sorting. Or the crawlspace in the home of Quaker couple Daniel and Mary Corbit, in which they hid a fugitive slave in 1845. Tabler’s captions are bite-sized yet satisfying, offering readers a plethora of history without making them feel overworked. ...More a coffee-table book than a proper history, Dave Tabler’s Delaware from Railways to Freeways is a worthy read for any devotee of Delaware’s past." -- Indie Reader
 
"
Delaware from Railways to Freeways offers readers a captivating journey through Delaware’s lesser-known history. It is an excellent choice for those who relish reading about unusual facts and harbor a passion for history, even if it occasionally leans toward trivia. This book provides a valuable contribution to understanding Delaware’s rich heritage." -- Literary Titan

Book Description:

Our tiny state continues to make an oversized impact on today’s America. Explore the mind-blowing facts that give Delaware a unique place in history.

Want to know more about the historical depth of the Diamond State? Curious to learn the surprising background behind cypress shingles, Conestoga wagons, and Patty Cannon? Wondering about the origins of George Washington’s famous cherry tree story? Popular blogger and long-time Delawarean Dave Tabler relishes sharing his love of the past with hundreds of thousands of online readers. And now he’s here to celebrate the many fascinating details that make this small first state a real powerhouse.

Delaware from Railways to Freeways covers eye-opening information about the region and its residents from 1800 to 1907. Laying out a captivating journey through pictures and offering up little-known anecdotes, entertainingly educational stories, and a comprehensive deep dive, Tabler gives insightful commentary on inventions, contributors to society, and transformative technology. History lovers of all ages will immensely enjoy this trove of 19th-century lore.

In Delaware from Railways to Freeways, you’ll discover:
  • The illustrator responsible for the modern-day version of Robin Hood
  • Which innovative minds were behind Christmas Seals, RCA Victrola, and other cool contraptions
  • How roads were built, the iron industry rose up, and breakwaters and ferries expanded
  • Fun facts about the state fair, the founding of the A.M.E. Church, and a flying machine
  • The Civil War & Reconstruction era, The Gilded Age & Beyond, and much, much more!

Delaware from Railways to Freeways is the perfect combination of coffee table book and reference resource and is the second volume in the Delaware History Overview series. If you like photography from the past, engrossing regional tales, and adaptive teaching tools, then you’ll adore Dave Tabler’s fresh retrospective.
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Author Dave Tabler
Meet the Author:

Ten year old Dave Tabler decided he was going to read the ‘R’ volume from the family’s World Book Encyclopedia set over summer vacation. He never made it from beginning to end. He did, however, become interested in Norman Rockwell, rare-earth elements, and Run for the Roses.

Tabler’s father encouraged him to try his hand at taking pictures with the family camera. With visions of Rockwell dancing in his head, Tabler press-ganged his younger brother into wearing a straw hat and sitting next to a stream barefoot with a homemade fishing pole in his hand. The resulting image was terrible.

Dave Tabler went on to earn degrees in art history and photojournalism despite being told he needed a ‘Plan B.'

Fresh out of college, Tabler contributed the photography for The Illustrated History of American Civil War Relics, which taught him how to work with museum curators, collectors, and white cotton gloves. He met a man in the Shenandoah Valley who played the musical saw, a Knoxville fellow who specialized in collecting barbed wire, and Tom Dickey, brother of the man who wrote ‘Deliverance.’

In 2006 Tabler circled back to these earlier encounters with Appalachian culture as an idea for a blog. AppalachianHistory.net today reaches 375,000 readers a year.

Dave Tabler moved to Delaware in 2010 and became smitten with its rich past. He no longer copies Norman Rockwell, but his experience working with curators and collectors came in handy when he got the urge to photograph a love letter to Delaware’s early heritage. This may be the start of something.


connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ pinterest ~ instagram ~ goodreads
GUEST POST 

Q: What would you say is the most common misconception people have about Delaware? What aspects of life, culture, business, or events in Delaware tend to get overlooked or oversimplified?


One common misconception is that Delaware is merely a corporate tax haven with little else to offer. While it's true that Delaware's favorable tax laws and business-friendly court system have made it a popular choice for incorporating businesses, this view overlooks the state's rich cultural and historical significance.


Delaware, the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, boasts a deep historical heritage extending long before its corporate laws. Its small size belies a rich tapestry of early American history, from Swedish, Dutch and English colonial settlements in the 1600s to its crucial role enabling Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in the 1800s.
Fort Christina marks the location of the first permanent Swedish settlement in the New World, established in 1638. And over in New Castle, that town’s courthouse played a central role in “Separation Day” — Delaware's formal detachment from both Pennsylvania and the British Crown. This action took place on June 15, 1776, 19 days before the famous July 4, 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence. Delaware is truly the First State in more ways than one. Too often, these captivating glimpses into colonial and early American history get eclipsed by Delaware’s modern corporate image.

Culturally, Delaware offers a diverse and lively arts, food, and entertainment scene that defies expectations. The popular seaside resort towns of Rehoboth and Bethany offer upscale fine seafood dining, bustling boardwalks, beautiful beaches, and lively LGBTQ nightlife. 


Wilmington's Brandywine Valley charms visitors with world-class art museums, elegant scenic gardens, historical DuPont family estates, and charming Main Street caf├ęs. Between the coastal resorts and Wilmington's culture, the state contains a variety of amenities to tempt tourists.


The annual Dover Days Festival offers a spirited celebration centered on ‘The Green’ peopled with colonial reenactors and children dancing around maypoles.


The Firefly Music Festival, one of the East Coast's largest music events, typically attracts over 100,000 attendees annually. Phish will appear in 2024, with more to come. Both Dover Days and Firefly exemplify Delaware's dynamic, diverse cultural offerings that often go undetected outside the state. 


In terms of business and commerce, while non-Delawareans may associate the state foremost with its robust incorporation industry, we also play a substantial nationwide role in agriculture and farming, specifically broiler chicken production. In 2022, Delaware produced approximately 222.4 million chickens, ranking 13th in the U.S, yet this claim to fame frequently gets overshadowed amid the focus on Delaware’s prominence in corporate finance. The state also has a lively craft beer industry, with over 25 breweries now operating, leveraging Delaware’s historical ties to brewing as the birthplace of iconic Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.


Delaware's natural beauty provides a final dimension that often escapes wider notice. The state's ample parks, wildlife refuges and scenic highways offer outdoor enthusiasts an array of activities from hiking and camping to birdwatching and kayaking. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge provides critical nesting habitat for over 10,000 migrating snow geese and osprey among other species, while also offering nature lovers premier wildlife observation opportunities. Trap Pond State Park encompasses the northernmost stand of bald cypress trees in America and offers visitors a chance to glide through these ancient wetlands by kayak. These represent but a sample of Delaware’s ecological wonderlands that go undetected by many out-of-staters.


Those who buy into the notion that Delaware is no more than a corporate refuge are missing out on discovering its distinctive personality and riches. Peel back the layers of misconception, and Delaware reveals a depth of character and a distinct culture. For such a small wonder, Delaware offers no shortage of enthralling surprises.



My Thoughts - 
I am a huge history nerd. I love to learn things from books. I was so excited to be chosen to read Delaware from Railways to Freeways / First State, Second Phase  written by Dave Tabler. This book takes readers on a journey through Delaware's history. The author has done careful research to show what Delaware has done throughout history. 
I think one of the best and favorite things in this book is the use of the quilted patterns to show safe houses for escaped slaves. It's so interesting to me how patterns and such were used to give out a variety of signals. 
I have never been to Delaware, but after reading this book I hope to visit someday and see some of the landmarks. This will be a book I flip through frequently. 
Thank you to the author, publisher and IRead Book tours for allowing me to read a copy of this book - all thoughts are my own. 

Tour Schedule:

Jan 8 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Jan 9 – China Sorrows – book review / giveaway
Jan 10 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 10 From the TBR Pile - book spotlight  guest post / giveaway
Jan 11 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Jan 12 – The Sexy Nerd Revue – book spotlight / giveaway
Jan 16 – Leanne Bookstagram – book review
Jan 16 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 17– My Reading Getaway – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 18 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 19 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
​Jan 22 – Welcome To MLM Opinions Reviews  book review / giveaway
Jan 23 – Country Mamas With Kids – book review / author interview / giveaway
Jan 24 –Because I said so- adventures in parenting – book review / guest post / giveaway
Jan 25 – Liese's Blog – book spotlight
Jan 26 -Kim's Book Reviews and Writing Aha's – book review / giveaway
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