Saturday, May 21, 2016

Link to my blog on Snack Time Devotions: Word Thirst

Hey guys!

Over on Snack Time Devotions I talked about Eutychus - a young man with a thirst for God's word, and our thirst for God. Check it out here.

V. Joy Palmer

Friday, May 20, 2016

Available for Preorder and Other News

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to let you know some book related news.

Isabel Izze Vez, bridal consultant extraordinaire, has been helping brides find their perfect wedding gowns for years. All the happy endings are starting to grate on her. How many wedding dresses does Izze have to help other brides find before she actually gets to wear one herself? After experiencing a failed romance several years earlier, Izze begins barraging God: When will it be her turn?
When James Miles Clayton walks into her life, a fragile relationship is formed, but will their rocky start and a misunderstanding at work destroy everything? More importantly, will Izze let go of her shattered dreams, and trust God for a beautiful future?

1) Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations is available for preorder! Yay! :) You can preorder it on Amazon here.

2) Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations releases June 15th (It's so close!). I will be posting the official sign up form for influencers very, very soon. If you are a blogger or extremely active on social media and want to drive your friends and family crazy for me, consider signing up. Influencers will receive a copy of Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations. Influencer copies are primarily e-book.

God bless you guys!

V. Joy Palmer

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Review of Every Bride Has Her Day

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From the back cover:

Katie's determined to make it down the aisle this time--but it may be easier said than done
Katie Fisher is ecstatic. Pro basketball star Brady James has proposed, and she can't wait to start planning their life together. But it's hard to focus on her own happily ever after when her calendar is filling up with celebrations for friends and family. Beyond that, it seems everyone around her has an opinion--and a strong one at that--on what Katie's special day should look like. Will she ever manage to settle all of the details for her storybook wedding? Or will her overzealous friends and relations make a mess of everything?

My thoughts:

This was such a sweet ending to the Brides with Style Series! It's another winner from Janice Thompson. :) Seriously, if you love happy endings wrapped up and finished off with a beautiful bow, move this to the top of your TBR pile.

I thought this story was so relatable. What bride hasn't been overwhelmed by well intentioned family and friends trying to plan their wedding? The concept of every bride having her day was perfect. However, my favorite part is the happy ending. It's seeing everything come together. When I read a story like this, it makes me think of how God has brought things together in my own life. It gives me joy, perspective, and hope. That's what I love most about Janice Thompson's books. They are a lovely escape from the hardships of real life, and Every Bride Has Her Day was no exception.

I received a copy of Every Bride Has Her Day by Janice Thompson from Revell in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have given.

God bless you guys! See you next time!

V. Joy Palmer

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!

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Happy Mother's Day!

My mom and I were talking a couple days ago. I asked her what she wanted for mother's day, and she said she didn't want anything. I pressed her, and she jokingly said a bag of dirt for her flower gardens.

Nothing says "I love you, Mom," like a bag of dirt.

Yeah, right.

But that's a mom for you. They love to bless their children, help them, make life easier for them, and they will love any bizarre gift that comes from the heart.

Because you gave it to them.

I haven't been a mom for very long, but from the moment I knew I was pregnant with my baby girl, there isn't anything I wouldn't have done for her. I would give my life for her, almost did. Since becoming a mom, I have a new appreciation for all that my mother and all the motherly women in my life have done for me. I'm so thankful that they continue to be there for me.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, stepmoms, mother-in-laws, aunts, birth moms, adoptive moms, and "second" moms out there. You guys are amazing.

"Her children rise up and call her blessed...." Proverbs 31:28a

V. Joy Palmer

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Link to Snack Time Devotions, We Can't Understand

Did you guys check out my latest blog on Snack Time Devotions? We went Psalm 139 style about something we don't understand. Find out here.

V. Joy Palmer

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Review of Remember to Forget


In Remember to Forget from Watty Award-winning author Ashley Royer, Levi has refused to speak since the tragic death of his girlfriend, Delia, and can't seem to come out of his depression and hindering self-doubt. Desperate to make some positive change in Levi’s life, his mother sends him to live with his father in Maine. Though the idea of moving from Australia to America seems completely daunting, Levi passively accepts his fate, but once he lands faces personal struggles and self-doubt at the same time he and his dad battle through resentment and misunderstanding. And then, while at therapy, Levi meets Delilah, a girl who eerily reminds him of someone he lost.

My thoughts:

This is so, so, so not my normal type of story. I mean, hello, sad! Tragic is in the first line of the description. Yet something drew me to this book, and beckoned me to read it.

And I am so glad I did. Remember to Forget was incredible! This story is the definition of the feels. This book will give you all the feels. Remember to Forget is THE FEELS. Heartbreaking emotion collides with eternal hope and then meets up hysterical one-liners. I couldn't love this book more. Bravo Ashley Royer!

Levi is broken. His family and friends are at a loss. So they move Levi across the world, and where he meets a special girl who refuses to give up on him, who reminds him of all that he had lost, who is wonderfully different, who helps him see the light in the world again. The heartache is beautifully balanced with yearning, love, and hope. I love how this small group of friends became a support for Levi, and then you get to see Levi reach out to someone else who's hurting. Very touching. Levi started off being an angry twit, before he starts to heal. His character was well developed.

It should also be noted that while Blink is a Christian publishing company, their awesome books are not intended to be overtly Christian, and instead be more like mainstream fiction. There might be situations or less polite words that shock the conservative reader in this story. However, it is real life and genuine, and Christ-like undertones drive the characters forward.

I received a copy of Remember to Forget by Ashley Royer from Blink via BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest opinion, which I have given.

See you guys next time! :) God bless!!!

V. Joy Palmer