Saturday, July 7, 2018

Plain Everyday Heroes: Three Inspirational Novellas

Good Day!  Laura V. Hilton is the author of almost twenty Amish, contemporary and historical romances.  When Laura is not writing, she reviews books for her blog as well as writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write and Putting on the New.  Rachel J. Good is the author of Sisters & Friends, Love & Promises, and two books in Hearts of Amish Country series.  She has also authored the Amish Quilts Coloring Books and Angels Unaware (part of the Hope Chapel series).  Thomas Nye writes novels about horses and Amish life with a touch of romance and a foundation of faith in Christ.  Thomas and his wife, Shari life on the family farm where they raised five children and their six grandchildren love to visit their team of draft horses.

About the Book

Playing with Fire by Laura V. Hilton~~Arie Zimmerman has been in love with Noah Behr from almost the moment they met, but after a devastating wildfire destroys the community, everything changes. Noah questions how a loving Gott could allow such things to happen. As Arie and her family struggle to rebuild their home and lives, Noah escapes to California to fight another off-season wildfire—and maybe find in the process.  When Noah returns, he promises Arie the prize money if she will help him with a chili cook-off to fund the fire department. Of course, in order to spend more time with the girl he loves, he’s also willing to pitch in unloading the new furniture and animals her daed bought at an auction. He’ll even help Arie slice and dice vegetables if he can taste test the recipes.  More than just the kitchen heats up as they spend time together. But will Noah find a still missing in the process and discover there is more to life than what he initially believed?

An Unlikely Hero by Rachel J. Good~~Mysteries intrigue secondhand shop owner Benuel Miller. Although strangers may think a blind man would be easy to cheat, those who know Benuel realize he’s honed his other senses to pick up clues his eyes don’t see, making him a savvy business owner. When a stranger enters Benuel’s secondhand shop, the man is shocked by Benuel’s accurate assessment and unsolicited advice. Wary, he hopes Benuel won’t find out his true intentions, but the shopkeeper is already on the case.  Later, Mari and her twin sister, Frannie, stop in Benuel’s shop with Frannie’s three-year-old son, and Benuel senses trouble. His hunches have never led him astray, but is he misreading something here? He can’t help being drawn to Mari, yet is she as sweet and loving as she seems? Or is she hiding a deep, dark secret?  One explosive night when tragedy strikes, Benuel risks his life to find out the truth. Can he unmask the stranger from his shop to foil a sinister plot? And will what he discovers destroy his only chance for love?

Racing the Slow Girls by Thomas Nye~~A recipe for fast-paced, comical, Amish adventure.  Ingredients: Three fun-loving teenage boys on bicycles. Mix in an adorable little girl on a pony, a few spunky teenage girls, and a hint of romance. Directions: Place the characters in a beautiful setting, such as Holmes County, Ohio. Roll in the boys on bikes. Stir up a few harsh words spoken carelessly. Add plenty of retaliation by the girls. Place in the heat of a family emergency until everyone is completely undone. Sit back and enjoy an Amish adventure with a cup of coffee.

Plain Everyday Heroes contains three lovely, faith filled Amish stories in one book.  I thought they were well-written and had steady pacing throughout.  There are charming characters in each book.  I like the life lessons present in each story. The romance was light but present.  I liked the humor present in Racing the Slow Girls and little Libby was adorable.  She was the highlight of that story.  In each story the main character learns something important about himself that will make him a better individual.  The three novellas in Plain Everyday Heroes are light, quick reads that are perfect for a relaxing Sunday afternoon.  Plain Everyday Heroes is on the Kindle Unlimited Program on Amazon.  Laura V. Hilton has a new book coming out on July 10.  It is titled Firestorm and part of The Amish of Mackinac County series.

To celebrate the tour, Celebrate Lit is having a giveaway.  The Grand Prize is a $25 Visa Gift Card.  First through fourth place is an ebook copy of Plain Everyday Heroes.  Make sure to leave a comment on my blog before you enter to claim an extra nine (9) entries.  Click here to enter.

Thank you for visiting today.  Please take the time to visit the other stops on the Celebrate Lit Tour of Plain Everyday Heroes.  I will be sharing my thoughts on The Angel Makers by Tessa Harris tomorrow.  It is the second book in A Constance Piper Mystery series.  I hope you have a blessed day.  Take care and Happy Reading!

The Avid Reader

Blog Stops

Mary Hake, July 11
Quiet Quilter, July 13
Carpe Diem, July 16
Splashes of Joy, July 18
Bigreadersite , July 19


  1. I enjoyed your review of the book. This is my first time on your blog. I love it and I will be back. Thank you!

  2. Thank you for the review, Kris! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  3. Looks good! Thanks for participating in the tour!

  4. Thank you for taking the time to read and review Plain Everyday Heroes. We value your opinion. :)

  5. Everyday Heroes sounds so good ! Can't wait to read it, thank you for being a partin the tour !
    Linda Marie Finn
    Faithful Acres Books