February Best Sellers

What are the bestselling novels at LifeWay Christian Stores for the month of February, you ask? Well, here, let me tell you…


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#1 The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn

#2 Courageous Novelization by Randy Alcorn

#3 Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

#4 Blue Moon Promise by Colleen Coble

#5 Longing by Karen Kingsbury


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#6 The Tehran Initiative by Joel Rosenberg

#7 Chasing the Sun by Tracie Peterson

#8 The Last Plea Bargain by Randy Singer

#9 Life of Joy by Amy Clipston

#10 The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen

Downfall – Terri Blackstock

Happy Terri Blackstock Day!

Today is the release day for her latest novel, Downfall. This is the third book in Terri’s Intervention Series (Intervention is book #1 and Vicious Cycle is #2).  LifeWay Christian Stores currently has it on sale for $10!


Emily Covington has turned her life around after the fallout of her drug addiction, but her family still has trouble trusting her. Though Emily completed a yearlong treatment program and has been sober almost a year beyond that, her mother walks on eggshells around her, fearing she’ll relapse. After her behavior during her drug years, Emily has a lot to prove.

When Emily and Lance discover a homemade bomb under Emily’s car, and learns the wife of one of her friends was murdered that same morning, she begins to connect the dots.

A conversation she had with two men, an Alfred Hitchcock movie, and a plan for a double murder all conspire for one explosive ride. Emily is the only one who can identify the killer and save the life of the next potential victim.

But will anyone believe her?

As she frantically works to solve this puzzle and convince authorities of the truth, Emily finds the focus of the investigation turned back on her. She’s played right into the killer’s hands… and he won’t stop until more lives are destroyed.

Giveaway Winners

Let’s name our winners! But first, the correct answer…


What does the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. celebrate?

      A.) Commemorates the March 27, 1912 gift of Japanese cherry trees from the mayor of Tokyo to the city of Washington D.C.





We’ve have randomly selected winners from those who gave us the correct answer. Our grand prize winner is…

Sandra Spencer

You will receive both the quilted wall hanging and a copy of Cindy Woodsmall’s latest novel, The Scent of Cherry Blossoms.

Our other two winners who will each receive a copy of Cindy’s book are:


Carol H


Congrats to you all! I’ll be contacting you soon to get your information

Cindy Woodsmall Giveaway!

Here we are at the start of another week. Monday. Bah hum bug.

Let’s have some fun on this otherwise lack-luster day! Last Friday, I introduced you to the latest release from best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall. The Scent of Cherry Blossoms promises to be another fun journey into Amish life. Cindy has graciously sent us this beautiful quilted wall hanging that she picked up on a recent trip to an Amish community. All together now… Oooohhh! Ahhhhh!



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We’ll have one grand prize winner that will receive the wall hanging plus a copy of The Scent of Cherry Blossoms. We’ll also have two other winners that will each receive a copy of the book.

For your chance to win one of the prizes, take a stab at this question:

What does the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. celebrate?

      A.) Commemorates the March 27, 1912 gift of Japanese cherry trees from the mayor of Tokyo to the city of Washington D.C.

      B.) Honors the love that Martha Washington had of the cherry blossom tree

      C.) Celebrates the opening of the Major League Baseball season

      D.) Memorializes the cherry tree that was reportedly chopped down by a young Abraham Lincoln.


Leave your answer in the comments section of today’s post no later than 6:00 p.m. central standard time. We’ll randomly select 3 winners from the correct answers.

Good luck!



The Scent of Cherry Blossoms – Cindy Woodsmall

Best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall has just released a new book, The Scent of Cherry Blossoms. Her ability to authentically portray her characters comes from her real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families. 

If you’ve read enough Amish novels, you can kind of tell which authors have a better grasp of the Amish community than others. I admit… I don’t read many books in the Amish genre but Cindy is an author that I have enjoyed in the past because of her realistic depictions of Amish life.

Here’s what her new book is about… (and doesn’t it have a lovely cover?)

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Annie Martin is a young Old Order Mennonite woman who has moved in with her grandfather after a disagreement with her mother. She helps out at Zook’s Diner, a place he co-owns with the Zooks, an Old Order Amish family. Annie grows to care for the widowed Ellen Zook and her adult sons. Roman is outgoing, well liked, and wheelchair bound, and Aden is gentle, considerate, and quiet, but when he does speak, he stutters. Each man fills the physical gap missing in the other one’s life – until Annie steals one’s heart.

Ellen, the young men’s mother, feels powerless as romance takes root. Marriage between a Mennonite and an Amish is forbidden, and one son is willing to lie to end the romance. Packing even more heartache for Ellen is watching the bond between her twin sons be torn apart. What will happen to the Zook family if this romance continues? Can love find a way?


I confess… I had plans to do a giveaway today. Cindy sent us a fun item to give away but I forgot to get her new book to go with it! So… The books are on their way and hopefully we’ll do the giveaway next week. 

Read something good this weekend!