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Sunday's Child and the RNLI

Last time I blogged about my books, I did the whole of the Monday's Child series. Sunday's Child features a hero who works for the RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

I say works. Actually almost every single person who works for the lifeboats is a volunteer. They have a pager, like Cal, and have to drop everything and leave at a moments notice, in order to save lives at sea. Sometimes, like the other week, it's a surfer who defied the storm warnings and decided to go surfing in Storm Ciara. The Hastings lifeboat almost capsized. You can watch a video that someone took HERE.

The RNLI is not government funded. They are supported by voluntary contributions, sponsored walks, runs, items they sell through their website and in their shops.

I visited a lifeboat station whilst writing the book.






So, the point of this post. March is the extra mile for the RNLI challenge. So my arthritic knee and I are walking 31 miles in support. My sponsor page is HERE should you wish to …

Heavenly Lights: Noah's Journey by Barbara M Britton

Heavenly Lights: Noah’s Journey



My Review:
This story carries on from where Lioness leaves off. Another amazing story which almost goes behind the scenes of the Bible story. You don't need to have read Lioness, which is book one, but it will help a little.  Noah is essentially doing a man's job, but one she loves. She takes care of her flock the only way a true shepherd(ess) can and under her care they thrive. Her fellow shepherd, Jeremiah, is deaf and dumb, yet the two of them communicate almost flawlessly. But with ongoing war, and the judgement of God falling on the tribes of Isreal, a path to more than friendship isn't going to be an easy one. Ms Britton has done an amazing job and it's gone right back into my TBR pile.
The daughters of Zelophehad travel further into the book of Joshua (Joshua 5-8).
Book blurb: Noah bat Zelophehad might have broken tradition by being able to inherit her father’s land, but her heart’s desire is to have the finest herds in all of Israel, so…

Monday's Child - The series

Monday’s Child must hide for protection, Tuesday’s Child tenders direction Wednesday’s Child grieves for his soul Thursday’s Child chases the whole Friday's Child is a man obsessed Saturday’s Child might be possessed And Sunday’s Child on life’s seas is tossed Awaiting the Lifeboat that rescues the lost.
That's the poem that sums up this series. And it's a lot better than the version I came up with--fortunately the editor in chief at Pelican Book Group, Nicola Martinez, fixed it. Else you'd have had something a whole lot less brilliant as the series poem.

In writing this post, I dug out all my original notes, and wow, things changed. Not just the book order, but characters names and even the stories themselves. Originally Monday was Sara, Tuesday was Liam, Wednesday was Niamh (pronounced NEEVE), Thursday was John (that got taken out of this series and became An Aussie Christmas Angel), Friday was Patrick, Saturday was Aaron and Sunday was Alana who became Kiera who be…

Taming Julia by Jodie Wolfe

Releasing Today - Feb 14th - is Taming Julia by Jodie Wolfe
My review:

~I had the privilege of an ARC and I loved it. Jules, as she prefers to be known, isn't the demure Julia who'd be an ideal pastor's wife that Drew was expecting. She's as far from it as as you could possibly get. With vivid descriptions and fantastic characters, who had me alternately rooting for them and wanting to thump some sense into them, Ms Wolfe has penned a story I really didn't want to end. With plenty of twists and turns, this book keeps you riveted to the last page.

Blurb:
In 1875, Kansas bachelor Drew Montgomery's sole desire is to serve God, but his congregation's ultimatum that he marry or leave, forces him to advertise for a wife by proxy.
Jules Walker strides into Drew's life wearing breeches and toting a gun and saddle--more cowboy than bride. After years on the trail, she's not exactly wife material, but she longs for home and family, and will do anything to ensur…

The Scarlet Coat by Angela K Couch

A Woman Compelled by Christian Charity
Surrounded by the musket fire of the American Revolution, Rachel Garnet prays for her family to be safe.  When the British invade the Mohawk Valley, and her father and brother don’t return from the battle, she goes in pursuit of them. She finds her brother alive but her father has been killed at the hand of the enemy. Amidst the death, how can she ignore a cry for help…? Rachel reluctantly takes in a badly wounded British officer. But how long can her sense of Christian duty repress her hatred for his scarlet coat?
A Man Lost to the Devastation of War
Passages of Scripture and fleeting images of society are all Andrew Wyndham recalls after he awakens to the log walls of his gentle prison. Even his name eludes him. Rachel Garnet insists he is a captain in the British army. He mourns the loss of his memory, but how can he hope to remember war when his “enemy” is capturing his heart?

A Scarlet Uniform Holds the Power to Unite or Divide

Andrew’s injuries …