Monday, November 11, 2019

On Hiatus

When I first opened Cheryl's Christian Book Connection, I did it for two reasons:
  1. To provide Christian authors more exposure. 
  2. To host books from the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance. 

The Christian Fiction Blog Alliance closed its virtual doors in 2016, and these days there are many bloggers that discuss all aspects of Christian living and books. That's part of why I've decided to take a break.

My other reason boils down to time. As a top-producing REALTOR, my days aren't always my own. Adding in writing and editing, caring for my elderly in-laws, and taking care of daily life, I simply need to make my life easier.

For the time being, you can view posts at my main blog The Book Connection or at my mommy blog An Imperfect Christian  Mom. I feature Christian books on both sites.

Thank you for loyal readership. As we head into the holiday season, may God bless you and keep you safe. May He surround you with joy and peace.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

New Release: His Mortal Enemy by Karly Stratford

Can a life-long rivalry lead to love?

Or will it end in an epic holiday disaster?

Professional running back, Flint Decker, is all set to break the season touchdown record. The only thing standing in his way is his mother’s determination to fatten him up over Thanksgiving. When he rescues his life-long rival—how come he’d never noticed how beautiful she was before?—from falling down the stairs he decides it might be time to put their dueling aside.

Brenna Simmons, just arrived from New York for the holiday, doesn’t remember Flint being quite so buff, and they’ve never had a pleasant conversation. Until now. When he invites her to help with the yearly community Feast she ignores him, determined to not rise to his silly challenge. Until Flint unleashes his charm.

Angry glares slowly turn to smiles, and quips to flirting. But when a clash of will threatens to rip their truce apart, they must decide if they are willing to sacrifice their pride in order to open their hearts, or will they fall into their old ways and lose this chance at love?

This is the first book in the Decker Family Romance Series.

File Size: 322 KB
Print Length: 144 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: November 4, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B07Z6P9J52

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Book Spotlight: Christmas at the End of Main Street by Meg Easton

All either of them wants for Christmas are some jingle bells, to deck the halls, and for everyone to stop finding them dates.

Macie Zimmerman would love to get married and start a family. But after so much searching, she’s sick of having hope that something will work out. All she needs is a good six months of no dating– time she could spend building her business, Paws and Relax, and hanging out with the animals who show her all the love she needs– to be able to face it again. If only she can keep everyone in town from trying to find her a husband.

High school teacher Aaron Hall plans to never get married. He got engaged once, and it turned out as awful as his parents’ marriage had. But that doesn’t stop all his married friends from trying to convince him otherwise. And worst of all, his students are now determined to find him a wife before the end of the school year.

This Christmas, Macie and Aaron are teaming up to make everyone believe they’re dating each other so they’ll quit trying to line them up with others. But as this fake relationship takes them to holiday parties, events around town, and his school’s winter formal, and “fake” starts to feel “real,” can they overcome the obstacles in their way?

The fun, holiday-filled fake relationship romance you’ve been hoping for. Get your copy today!

File Size: 6636 KB
Print Length: 228 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Mountain Heights Publishing (November 29, 2018)
Publication Date: November 29, 2018
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Book Spotlight: Her Football Star Billionaire Groom by Ellie Hall

She can’t trust the man who ran away. He only has twelve days to get a second chance. Will they get a Christmas miracle?

The feisty and beautiful, Rachel Moore, returns to her hometown to help her ailing mother and try to survive the holidays. When her high school sweetheart shows up—she knows survival is no longer possible.
The pro football player, Ryan Kelly, is reeling from his father’s sudden passing. Not to mention the stipulation in his father’s will that states he has to get married by Christmas or he won’t get his inheritance, or the money to fund his charity. The old man was tricky and forcing he and his brothers to get married is just playing dirty pool if you ask him. When he literally runs into the woman he hasn’t been able to get out of his mind the past five years, things get dicey.

After agreeing to play Santa for the care center Rachel’s mother is staying in, he suddenly finds himself wanting to help Rachel and really wanting to bust the guy’s lip who keeps trying to win her back. Now they are left with a choice; forgive the past or lose each other forever.

File Size: 3787 KB
Print Length: 160 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: ArchStone Ink (September 11, 2019)
Publication Date: September 11, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

New Release: Western Christmas Wishes by Brenda Minton and Jill Kemerer

Two tales of holiday homecoming.

Spend the holidays with family in these two Western novellas!

Home is where the heart is in His Christmas Family when Laurel Adams comes home and discovers a foster kid and a seriously charming horse trainer living on her grandmother’s ranch. And in A Merry Wyoming Christmas, single mom Leann Bowden is starting over when she and her daughter are rescued from a snowstorm. Might the dashing cowboy be the Christmas gift they’re dreaming of?

Series: Love Inspired
Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Love Inspired; Original edition (October 15, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1335479511
ISBN-13: 978-1335479518

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

New Release: Eastbound from Flagstaff by Annette Valentine

A love story based on Annette Valentine’s father, Eastbound From Flagstaff portrays an individual who comes to recognize the significance of family, loyalty, and the richness of his heritage.

Simon Hagan is running from a lie, intent on believing his own efforts and perseverance can overcome anything. He abandons roots that are his foundational strength and hides behind his charm, living every moment as if life’s daring him to fail―again. He’s reckoning with his father’s God who could have delivered better outcomes but didn’t.

This first installment in an epic trilogy that begins in the 1920’s, unique in its purposeful illumination of the human condition and its ideological indifference to God, asks the question: “Why was God silent when I needed him?” Simon’s return to the notion of forgiveness is the catalyst for a new beginning as it reunites Simon to the place he once thought was the impossible dream. The answer for Simon isn’t blowing in the backwinds of his dream chase; rather, it unfolds in the outstretched hand of a villain.

“A wonderful read, a well-fought redemption story.”
– Darrell Waltrip, author, American motorsports analyst, and former racing driver

Paperback: 334 pages
Publisher: Morgan James Fiction (September 17, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1642793345
ISBN-13: 978-1642793345

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Annette is an inspirational storyteller with a flair for the unexpected. By age eleven, she knew that writing was an integral part of her creative nature. Annette graduated with distinction from Purdue and founded an interior design firm which spanned a 34-year career in Lafayette, Indiana and Brentwood, Tennessee. Annette has used her 18-year affiliation with Toastmasters International to prepare her for her position with the Speakers’ Bureau for End Slavery Tennessee and is an advocate for victims and survivors of human trafficking and is the volunteer group leader for Brentwood, Tennessee. Annette writes through the varied lens of colorful personal experience and the absorbing reality of humanity’s search for meaning. Mother to one son and daughter, and a grandparent of six amazing kids, Annette now lives in Brentwood, a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and their 5-year-old Boxer. To learn more about Annette’s life and work, please visit

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Bargain E-Book: The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller

When Olivia Rawlings—pastry chef extraordinaire for an exclusive Boston dinner club—sets not just her flambĂ©ed dessert but the entire building alight, she escapes to the most comforting place she can think of—the idyllic town of Guthrie, Vermont, home of Bag Balm, the country’s longest-running contra dance, and her best friend Hannah. But the getaway turns into something more lasting when Margaret Hurley, the cantankerous, sweater-set-wearing owner of the Sugar Maple Inn, offers Livvy a job. Broke and knowing that her days at the club are numbered, Livvy accepts.

Livvy moves with her larger-than-life, uberenthusiastic dog, Salty, into a sugarhouse on the inn’s property and begins creating her mouthwatering desserts for the residents of Guthrie. She soon uncovers the real reason she has been hired—to help Margaret reclaim the inn’s blue ribbon status at the annual county fair apple pie contest.

With the joys of a fragrant kitchen, the sound of banjos and fiddles being tuned in a barn, and the crisp scent of the orchard just outside the front door, Livvy soon finds herself immersed in small town life. And when she meets Martin McCracken, the Guthrie native who has returned from Seattle to tend his ailing father, Livvy comes to understand that she may not be as alone in this world as she once thought.

But then another new arrival takes the community by surprise, and Livvy must decide whether to do what she does best and flee—or stay and finally discover what it means to belong. Olivia Rawlings may finally find out that the life you want may not be the one you expected—it could be even better.

File Size: 1673 KB
Print Length: 345 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (August 9, 2016)
Publication Date: August 9, 2016
Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
Language: English

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