The Serpent Beguiled Eve by Acacia Slaton

Published April 21, 2015 by One Desert Rose



While this is a story of infidelity and betrayal, it goes much deeper…

A young married woman with two daughters deals with her husband’s infidelity and his struggle with the demons of his past.  She seeks spiritual counsel, but when her husband refuses to cooperate with spiritual leaders—other than on a surface level—she has to make the most important decision of her life. 

Find out what this courageous young woman does to turn her life around for her children and her walk with God.


Author Bio:  Acacia Slaton is a graduate of Oral Roberts University and has earned her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2012. She works in the Social Service field and finds a sense of  joy from helping others.

She has two daughters;  Jana and Jaci.  Acacia loves to interact with  readers and welcomes questions and feedback. Visit Acacia On Facebook

Benefits Of This Inspirational Book

Trust In God

You’ll learn from the author how to look to God in the midst of all trials.


You’ll learn about true Biblical forgiveness that brings new life and healing.


Follow the author from feelings of worthlessness to God’s will for her life!

Acacia empowers her readers to overcome trials, to forgive and to begin again in victory!

  • The book is filled with inspiration and God’s truth to overcome the difficulties of life.
  • The story teaches how to overcome feelings of  condemnation and worthlessness.
  • Acacia shares the importance of putting a relationship with God  first over all things


My Review:

Acacia has written a very transparent story of her life.  The desire to be married before she got too old and the warnings against this marriage.  It’s a matter of listening to God or your own desires.  The consequences of her choice echoes down the hall of her life.  Her story is a lesson we all need to heed in all the decisions of life.

Her compassion and forgiveness toward her husband is clearly displayed, but he must ultimately make a choice as well.  His choices bring about the dilemmas she must face.

Despite all Acacia goes through, God’s word for her life helps her overcome her multiple difficulties, but not without consequences.  Before you marry, please read this book and learn to follow God’s voice and warnings He gives through others in your life.  Do not let the serpent beguile you.

This book was provided by the author in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was received.


Published February 20, 2015 by One Desert Rose

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Mike is putting out the call again for anyone interested in partnering with him and his writing. Membership in The Darlington Society is now open. What he asks is simple and you get some pretty cool opportunities in return. Just click on the link below to read more about it. Thank you for your support!…

Mike Dellosso is the author of fast-paced novels of suspense. Wide-eyed fiction.

“Pulling Back the Shades” INSTEAD OF “50 Shades of Grey”

Published February 7, 2015 by One Desert Rose

Pulling Back the Shades

About the Authors
Dannah Gresh
Dannah Gresh Author
Dannah Gresh is a sexuality educator and best-selling author of several faith-based books on the subject such as “And the Bride Wore White.” She has long been at the forefront of a movement to encourage healthy sexual choices and is often called upon to use social science and medical research to defend a conservative, biblical worldview on relationships and sexuality in news media like USA Today,,, Chicago Tribune and Women’s Wear Daily.
Juli Slattery
Juli Slattery Author
Dr. Juli Slattery is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker and co-founder of Authentic Intimacy, an international non-profit designed to minister to women on topics around intimacy. Her books include Passion Pursuit: What Kind of Love Are You Making?, Beyond the Masquerade, No More Headaches, and Finding the Hero In Your Husband. She is a regular blog contributor to Today’s Christian Woman magazine. Juli has appeared in USA Today, the NY Times, Fox News, and on radio networks throughout the world. Her heart is to help women find healing and fulfillment in their quest for true intimacy.

Lake Surrender by Carol Grace Stratton

Published December 12, 2014 by One Desert Rose

Lake Surrender

Her journey ends where the lake begins!

Featured imageStratton’s debut contemporary Christian romance introduces readers to the healing joy of life on Lake Surrender, Mich. With a failed marriage, two children (one of whom is autistic), and a house to sell, Ally Cervantes already feels at the end of her rope. Being downsized at work is the last straw, and that sends her and the children from their hectic California life to the Michigan home of her aunt. Despite having wonderful references, the only job Ally can land is as the lead cook at the nearby Christian summer camp for children, run by Will Grainger, a man she knew when they were both children. Circumstances contrive to throw them together at every available opportunity, routinely contrasting Will’s solid faith with Ally’s lack thereof and turning the spotlight on Ally’s spiritual journey. Stilted dialog combined with unconvincing characterization and extraneous plot devices detract from what might otherwise have been a promising tale of redemption and perseverance.


Author Bio:

Carol G. Stratton has written over a hundred articles for publications that include InTouch magazine,, and Kyria, and has been interviewed on several programs such as Moody Radio Midday Connection, Army Wife, Joyfully Living Free radio shows and Friends and Neighbors television show. Currently she is a staff writer for Lake Norman Publications. She has a degree in Recreation Therapy and has worked with autistic children in a classroom an experience that inspired her to write about a woman with an autistic son.

She has spoken at national writing conferences as well as MOPS and other women’s groups about personality temperaments, friendship and encouraging yourself. Her second book, Lake Surrender will be coming out Sept 23rd.

Carol is married and has four grown children and four grandchildren. Currently she and her husband, John, live in Mooresville, North Carolina where she loves to hike and play guitar and mandolin while learning to love liver mush.

My review:

As Carol Grace Stratton’s debut novel, this was one powerful story.  Ally Cervantes, a children’s publisher for a high-powered Los Angelus publisher, has been divorced by her husband, left to sell her house, left to raise two children alone (one with autism), and down-sized from her job.  With finances tight, she takes up her Aunt Nettie’s offer to stay in her cabin on Lake Surrender, MI, until she can find another publishing job.

Carol has laced her story with plots and subplots that keep the story popping from page one.  The characters are realistic yet with flaws, just like the real world.  Not finding a job in her field, Ally becomes a cook for a summer camp.  This is where the story takes off flying.  Suspense, romance, child-raising issues, and camp living becomes a never-ending host of surprises.  Carol has pulled off a great novel.  An author to be looking for in the near future.

Only one thing bothered me in the book.  The cohesiveness from specific time lapses were a bit abrupt.  A smoother tie-in would have made the book perfect for me.

This book was provided free from the author in exchange for my honest review.  No monetary compensation was received for my review.

Jesus Daily 365 Interactive Devotions by Aaron Tabor, MD (WITH CONTEST)

Published December 12, 2014 by One Desert Rose


365 Interactive Devotions-inspired by 27 million fans on Facebook!


Book Cover:


 December Jesus Daily Photo:

December 10 Example Page:

My Review:
Aaron Tabor, MD,  has brought together multiple insights into his book, Jesus Daily 365 Interactive Devotions.  He gets you thinking about the simple and tough issues of life, while challenging you to apply what you have learned, with the expectation that it will become a part of your Christian walk by “Connecting.”
You can follow him at Jesus Daily on Facebook and be encouraged by others, while doing the same toward others.
I found Dr. Tabor’s book challenging and exciting, little realizing that I’ve been applying some of his suggestions before reading his book.  Come along and allow the Lord to lead you in ways you may not have thought about before.
I received this free book in exchange for my honest review from Katie Connors, Online Marketing Manager, Hatchette Book Group. No monetary compensation was received.
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