Friday, November 11, 2016

Book Giveway! Lynnette Bonner's fabulous Sonnets of the Spice Isle series!


Hi everyone, I had the privilege of reading book 1 in this series last year and I absolutely loved it!

Here's more about that book
On the Wings of a Whisper: A serialized historical Christian romance. (Sonnets of the Spice Isle Book 1)
Stone Town, Zanzibar, Early 1866

RyAnne Hunter is determined to stop her father from leaving for the continent of Africa, where he plans to start a mission station. And she only has until morning. Tonight at the Harcourts' Annual Ball will be her last chance to change his mind. She must succeed! Papa's health, and her future, depend on her success. But, as if her task isn't difficult enough, now the insufferable Captain Dawson has agreed to guide Papa's expedition!

After spending six months at sea, Captain Trent Dawson only wants to think about rest and relaxation. However, when he's recruited by a British naval officer to help put an end to a slave smuggling ring, the perfect opportunity presents itself in Dr. Hunter, who needs a guide to the Interior. Now if he can just help the doctor without spending too much time with the man's troublesome and flighty youngest daughter.

My Review.

What a pleasant surprise! On the Wings of a Whisper is one of those rare books that kept me up late at night. It has everything I love in a story: a dashing hero, romance, intrigue, high-seas adventure, not to mention excellent characters and a riveting plot. Rarely have I been so caught up in a story. I can't wait for the next installment!

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The Sonnets of Spice Isle is a serialized story. What that means is that each book is sort of like a TV episode. It introduces you to a storyline and characters but only presents you with one or two major events. At the end, there's usually a cliffhanger that makes you want to watch the next show. At the time I read this first episode, Lynnette had not published the other 5 episodes, but they are available now and have been getting rave reviews!!

These stories are right up my alley: Adventure, romance, exotic locations, difficult, emotional topics, yet all with a Godly moral and a happy ending.  If you like my books, you're going to love these.

Here's a tiny bit about the rest of the books in the series.

Lay Down your Heart

 The second installment in Sonnets of the Spice Isle is just as exciting and beautifully descriptive as the first -- from the beauty, spicy scents, and serenades of cicadas in exotic Africa -- to the danger of crocs, snakes, and spider infested grasslands!   Diana Flowers, Reviewer










Made Perfect in Weakness

In this third release in the Sonnets of the Spice Isles series, the story continues into the Dark Continent. Our plucky heroine now faces some of her most frightening challenges yet. Slavers decimate villages, animal predators lurk in the tall grass, illness threatens the very reason for her journey, and in the midst of it all, a touch of hope, a chance for romance, if they survive the other challenges. Author Lynnette Bonner again artfully pulls the reader into this wonderful story with an engrossing plot, engaging characters, and mesmerizing descriptions of a magical continent. I highly recommend, Made Perfect in Weakness, and look forward to additional editions to this delightful series.  Reviewer, Cecelia Marie Pulliam






A Walk through the Waters

RyAnne is growing into a genuine heroine as the pages turn, making her into a fit companion for a hero like Trent. But will they even survive this epic adventure and be given a chance to realize their true feelings for one another? I love the way the author weaves a spiritual message into the story. Can't wait for the next one!  Reviewer, Diane Adams








The Trail of Chains

The tragedy that strikes RyAnne and Trent is truly awful. The way RyAnne protects Moyo is wonderful. Trent is a special man the struggles he suffers trying to find RyAnne is truly hard for him. You will feel God working throughout this whole book. The author will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. This book deserves a higher rating than a five star review.  Debbie, Jamieson, Reviewer






 The Joy of the Morning

What a wonderful ending to this series. Captain Dawson and RyAnne certainly know how to have adventures you'd never dream of. Ms Bonner did such a great job on this series. The characters are great and it's easy to picture yourself in Africa as you hear the roar of the lions and walk through the tall grasses. The sixth episode of the Spice Isles pulled the other five episodes together very well.  June, Reviewer








Born and raised in Malawi, Africa. Lynnette Bonner spent the first years of her life reveling in warm equatorial sunshine and the late evening duets of cicadas and hyenas. The year she turned eight she was off to Rift Valley Academy, a boarding school in Kenya where she spent many joy-filled years, and graduated in 1990.

That fall, she traded to a new duet—one of traffic and rain—when she moved to Kirkland, Washington to attend Northwest University. It was there that she met her husband and a few years later they moved to the small town of Pierce, Idaho.

During the time they lived in Idaho, while studying the history of their little town, Lynnette was inspired to begin the Shepherd’s Heart Series with Rocky Mountain Oasis.

Marty and Lynnette have four children, and currently live in Washington where Marty pastors a church.


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Aren't the covers gorgeous??  Here's the deal, Lynnette Bonner has graciously offered to give away a COMPLETE SET OF ALL 6 BOOKS  (Ebooks)  to one lucky winner. AND to EVERYONE who comments below to enter, she will give a FREE copy of Episode 1, On the Wings of a Whisper!!  

Awesome deal!  Thanks Lynnette! So please leave a comment below to enter, along with your email address. Also, whether you win or not, I highly recommend these books, so why not click on the Amazon link above and order them!









66 comments:

  1. The books sound intriguing! The author has quite an interesting story herself, having grown up in Africa!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I was very blessed to grow up as I did. Growing up in a 2nd culture taught me a lot about the world. Be sure to send me your email address so I can send you episode 1, if you want it. :)

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  2. I have friends who grew up in Malawi and I told them I must visit there one day. It would be very interesting to read the adventures of these characters and see how God shaped them throughout the years.

    Sonnetta_jones@hotmail.com

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    1. Really? So cool. I would love to go back. I haven't been back since the early '90s. I hope you'll enjoy the story. I do take the characters into an area that is close to Malawi, but the reality is that not many missionaries were in that part of the country during the time this story is set.

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  3. Wow, that sounds amazing! Count me in! :)

    ddoru_05(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for entering. Hope you'll enjoy the series. :)

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  4. I look forward to reading these!!

    ballerinatay90@gmail.com

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  5. Beautiful covers! Would love to have the entire collection!

    lientjiehuman(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like them. Wishing you all the best.

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  6. What wonderful books! I am always looking for exciting new authors and, Lynnette Bonner, you are one. Thank you for the great giveaway. brown.k (at) centurytel [dot] net

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    1. Thanks, Kd. I truly hope you'll enjoy them. :)

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  7. I love Lynnette's covers! She's a talented lady. I haven't read this series, but it sounds great.

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    1. Thanks, Vickie. You are one talented lady, yourself. :) Blessings to you!

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  8. I appreciate all the research that Lynnette does for her writing, in addition to her own personal experience with exotic locales. And her covers are simply frosting on the, er, Mandasi. :)

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    2. :D I haven't had a good Mandazi for a long time! :) We used to hike down to the Duka (little dusty store about 12x12 feet square stuffed CHOCK full of this and that - laundry soap right next to the "fresh" baked bread that was unwrapped and sitting out in the open on the shelf, but...I digress.) Anyhow, they had delicious, hot Mandazis, rolled in sugar, and melt in your mouth perfect. (I often wonder how many diseases the Lord spared me from! ;) ) Thanks for bringing back such fun memories. :)

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    3. The comment I deleted was just so I could fix a couple typos. ;)

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  10. I actually read and reviewed episode 1 on my blog, OWG, and I absolutely adored it! Now I'll have time to read the rest of the series because there's a whole lotta dark time now in which to do so! lol Love the exotic storyline!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Diana. :) I hope you find the last 5 as enjoyable as the first.

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    2. I'm sure I will! Oops, am sorry for the duplicate comments. Sometimes that happens when I enter comments from my phone. Not sure why. :/

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    3. Technology is always playing tricks on is, isn't it? No worries!

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    4. Oh, so cool! I had forgotten I had read episode 2 as well! I read sooo many books! :/ I just noticed my endorsement at the top! It was too small to see on my Kindle! Thank you for that! :D

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  11. What interesting settings for books. She was privileged to live in Africa.

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    1. Yes, I was, Nancy. :) For sure.

      Be sure to post your email address if you'd like me to send you a free copy of episode 1, or the whole series if you are picked as the winner. :)

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  12. Lynnette, your books sound very interesting. I would enjoy reading them all. I will certainly check them out. Thank you!!

    mbarri7@me.com

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  13. I actually read her Shepherds Heart Series and enjoyed it immensely. This sesies sounds terrific! I would be thrilled to win any of them. That is an honor to be in the running. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    1. Thank you, Faith. Glad you enjoyed the Shepherd's Heart series. :) All the best!

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    2. Oh, don't forget to post your email address so I can send you book 1, or all 6 if you are chosen as the winner. :)

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  14. Lynnette.. yes these are right up my alley too!
    dkstevensne AT(outlook)dot com

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  15. That's a wonderful giveaway! I hope to win, but if not I'm planning on getting them all. They are beautiful books! Will there be a #7 or is this all in this series?
    grandmama_brenda(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Brenda, this is the complete series, for now. The 6th episode concludes and ties up this story. I may in the future write another story about the heroine's sister, but I haven't gotten it on my publication schedule, just yet. :) But don't worry, there are no loose threads left untied at the end of this series.

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  16. These books sound interesting. What really makes me intrigued about these books is that the author grew up in Africa!:)

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    1. Thank you, Amy. I was blessed, for sure. :)

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  17. These look very interesting! I like the idea of it being in episodes like a TV show...except if I get hooked on it and don't come back to "real life" LOL.

    genuinegagirl (at) gmail

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    1. As the author, I certainly hope these take you away from "real life" for a bit. O:D I promise to return you to real life with a little more to ponder as far as faith and your relationship with the Lord is concerned. :)

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  18. I maybe too late to enter. But I just had to comment on how beautiful the covers are. I will differently be on the look out all of them.

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    1. Forgot email:
      pam1lunsford@gmail.com

      If I was too late, I'm still going to get them.

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    2. Thanks, Pamela. Not too late. Wishing you all the best!

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  19. Congrats, Lynnette!! I haven't read any of your work - this sounds like a wonderful series I'd love to read. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

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    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie. I hope you'll enjoy them if you decide to give them a try. All the best to you!

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  20. Wow!! I love her books but haven't read these!!

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    1. Awe! Thanks! I hope you'll enjoy this series as much as the others. :)

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  21. I have On the Wings of a Whisper on my ever-growing list of e-books on my tablet and haven't gotten to it yet. I would love to win the rest and have the complete set. My father was stationed in Africa many years ago and I would love to read about the area and it's culture. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone. princessdebbie1_2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. It's so hard to get to all the books we'd like to read, isn't it? I have the same problem.

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  22. The books sound wonderful! I have read one other book by Lynette. I would love to read more!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. Wishing you all the best.

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    2. Don't forget to leave your email address so I can send you episode 1 for free, or all 6 if you win.

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  23. These books sound awesome, right up my alley and time period!

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    1. Thanks, Regina. Wishing you all the best. Don't forget to leave your email address so I can send you episode 1 for free, or all 6 if you win.

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    2. Sorry! I thought I replied with my email. I read your first book and loved it!! It was free on Amazon. Now I cannot wait to read the rest of the books!

      fujitani69 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  24. I'd love to read all of these! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Wow! This series sounds awesome. I'd love the chance to win them. Thanks for the opportunity!
    linz@elp.rr.com

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  26. Wow! I think I am already hooked on these books! Thank you!
    Janice
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  27. Lynette, your series sounds incredible! Thank you for the chance!
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  28. Sounds very interesting, will have to put this series on my tbr list.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. Don't forget to leave your email address so we can send you the first book for free, or all 6 if you win.

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  29. I really look forward to reading this series. They sound very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway! :)
    kdmurdock1@hotmail.com

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