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A Dream For Love

Absolutely adored this book!

"Truly the best book I've read in months. I loved the characters of Laurel and Ryan. And Gracie – oh my gosh, the cutest child character ever. What an awesome movie this would make! I laughed, I 'awwed' and I cried. Couldn't put it down, literally. And the excitement/danger near the end was edge-of-your-seat tension filled. Bravo all around."

Amazing!!

"A Dream for Love is AMAZING!! I'm so connected to this story. I'm crying with Laurel as I know her struggles, fears and doubts so well . . . too well. I've had the same conversations and pleas with God so many times. You've outdone yourself, Lisa Belcastro!”

Loved it!

"I absolutely loved this book It is the perfect mixture of romance, faith and mystery that had me caught up in the lives of the characters from the first pages and kept me reading. This is the first book I have read by this author, but it definitely won't be my last."

Don't Miss This One!! Five Stars!!

"The plot in this newest novel by Lisa Belcastro is fast moving, full of action, and compels you to keep turning the pages until the very last page of the book. There were constantly surprising twists and turns that will shock the reader. It is definitely a story that appeals to your emotions. You are on a roller coaster with all the highs and lows of this tale. This is a five star book!! Do not miss it!!"

Excellent Romance with Suspense and Humor

“This book captured my attention from the get go. If a book had all the perfect elements in it, then this book does. It has romance, hot actor, beautiful heroine and an adorable little girl. Add in a funny older sister for humor and an ex for suspense, then this book is perfect. Grab it . . .”

A Shenandoah Christmas

Reviewer D. Austin

Five Stars

"What a wonderful novella- not only reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas but also showing us the love we can all try to work for! I also like the Christmas tradition that was started when mom and dad were newlyweds and continued ever since, including the yearly retelling of the story that started the tradition. That was awesome.  I can honestly say this is going to be a favorite!"

Reader Kim B.

Five Stars

"I just finished A Shenandoah Christmas and what a sweet book! The author, Lisa Belcastro, completed the story of Andrew and Allyson from Shenandoah Crossings. I loved the story and was happy to be reading about some of my favorite characters again – I missed them! A great read about unconditional love and the true meaning of Christmas! This is a novella that will leave you feeling good when you finish it!"

Perspectives by Nancee

Five Stars

"This is a beautiful Christmas novella based on the Roberts family from Lisa Belcastro's Winds of Change series. Lisa has brought to light the beauty and spiritual importance of the true meaning of Christmas. In this brief narrative the members of the Roberts family not only celebrate the birth of Christ, and God's infinite love, but share examples of the importance of unconditional love in all circumstances.  "A Shenandoah Christmas" is expressive and inspirational, spiritually rich in love, and truly a celebration of Christmas."

Avid Mystery Reader

Five Stars

"I was pleasantly surprised when I finally decided on a book to borrow from the Lenders Library for the month of December. I like mysteries the best but a good romance is also a good read. This was a sweet, Christian-based romance. Set at Christmas, depicting real life people and feelings that surface in love relationships, this story was simply and beautifully told."

An Avid Reader

Five Stars

"I fell in love with Andy and Allyson in "Shenandoah Crossings" so it is wonderful to reunite and read their story. This is a sweet, heartwarming love story. And it happens to be set at Christmas time. Which, actually, is appropriate because Christmas is a season of hope and that's just what Andy and Allyson need. No spoilers!  I started reading at bedtime and had a very hard time putting it down even though my eyelids kept drooping shut. I just may go back and read it again!"

Shenandoah Dreams

E. Lopez

Five Stars

"An absolutely delightful read. If you like time travel, Colonial America, sailing, and/or godly romance. GET THIS BOOK. It absorbed me from start to finish--got to sleep pretty late for a couple of nights.

Lisa Belcastro takes the reader seamlessly back and forth from the present to the past and makes each engrossing. Her faith and her character's faith is not an "add in" but an integral part of the story. She also had me frequently laughing aloud as her character came to terms with what was real and what was not. The only problem I found was that I had to immediately buy books 1 and 2, and I'm delving into those pretty quickly."

Laura Davis, Interviews and Reviews, Connecting Readers to Authors

Five out of Five Stars

"If there is one thing I like it is a good historical romance combined with time travel. I loved so many things about this book - first the time travel, that's a given. Second, I love romances in particular, historical romances and of course Melissa finds the man of her dreams in 1770. And third, it was well written. The characters were well developed and flashbacks from present to past were very well done so that you got to see what was happening in the future as everyone in Melissa's life searched for her on the ship. In addition Lisa found a creative way to incorporate how God is still in control even if we are phasing in and out time! There are two more books to read in this series! That's the other thing I liked. I give this book 5/5 stars!"

Tim Ashurst

Five Stars

"I have not gotten swept away in a novel series in a long time. I literally could not put the books down. It took me back in time and I do not usually like historical romances. I highly recommend all three books.Once I read the first book in the series I could hardly wait for the others to be available. I look forward to reading anything else Lisa Belcastro will write in the future."

Author Robin McDonald

Four Stars

"Having read the first two, I was eager to read the third in this series. I loved finally getting to hear Melissa's story on how she went back in time. . . . The story, though a fantasy, really pushes home that God's plans may be far different than what we had in mind, but that they are good and will bring you great peace. The whole series of "Winds of Change" is great and wonderful for anyone who likes romance and history. Teen girls and young adults would especially be drawn to it, but really anyone who enjoys a fun adventure with inspirational messages should read this. Lisa Belcastro keeps you turning the pages!"

Shai

Five Stars

"In a delightful twist of events, Shenandoah Dreams takes the reader through time travel, healing emotions and the sweetness of falling in love. It’s a wonderful addition to the Winds of Change series!"

Shenandoah Crossings

Author Collette Cameron
Five out of Five Stars

"I so enjoyed reading Shenandoah Nights, I couldn't wait to read Shenandoah Crossings.
Ms. Belcastro didn't disappoint me at all. From her saucy heroine and hunky hero, to the superbly interlaced inspirational element, this story was fabulously satisfying. I adored the time-travel element as well as the dual story line with the heroine's brother.
I only wish there were another half dozen books in the series!"

Cathy Caseri
Five out of Five Stars

"This is a wonderful Christian Romance that goes across the ages. It is written in a way that captivates the reader. I won this book from Goodreads and am so glad I did."

Red Sox Gal
Five out of Five Stars

"Wow- what a great second book in the series! So much excitement and emotion taking place. Time travel is fun and easy to follow. Both books are great love stories. And an unexpected surprise in the final chapter that had me crying happy tears. What characters will we see in book three?"

inspiremichelle
Five out of Five Stars
"
Lisa Belcastro did an outstanding job of bringing the characters to life. You will find history, romance and a little excitement in this great book. I would like to give a special that you to the author and publisher for providing me with a book that is exciting, captivating and contains no vulgar scenes or language."

Author J.A. Devereaux
"Book 2 in Ms. Belcastro's "Winds of Change" series does not disappoint. From feisty Tess Roberts to hunky Hawk, the romance, intrigue, history, and fantasy sweep you away into a world from which you don't want to emerge. Kudos, Ms. Belcastro! You've penned an exceptional sequel. Looking forward to Book 3 in your series. From one author to another"

 

 

 

Shenandoah Nights

Book One of the Winds of Change Trilogy

 

Grace Awards Judge's Review
2013 Top Three Finalist
"SHENANDOAH NIGHTS by Lisa Belcastro is a story of time travel that takes the reader from the present to revolutionary America during the late 1700s. There is action, intrigue and historical elements that help round out the book, but the real story is the impossible love that develops between a modern woman and a sea Captain from the past. Torn between two worlds, the heroine isn’t sure she will ever get home – or even if she wants to. Faced with hurting those she cares about on both sides of the centuries, she finally has to make a choice from which there will be no turning back. For romance lovers this is a wonderful book."

Author B.J. Robinson
Five out of Five Stars
"Time travel is not my normal type of reading, but this one pulled me right in hook, line, and sinker.  You might be snared as I was. The author explains in her notes that the boat is a real and magical one, but you'll need your imagination for transportation back to 1700. Personally, I think this was a great idea for a book and really enjoyed reading it. I won't spoil the story for you by telling you which man Rebecca ends up with, but I will say he made a great romantic hero. The story is well told. I didn't want to put it down until I finished it."

Kimberly Smick
Five out of Five Stars
This book is so wonderfully written!  It is a combination of romance, historical setting, time travel and inspiration.  I can not wait for the next book, as I could hardly stand to put this one down!  I did not want it to end.  I would highly recommend this book to everyone!  It has everything you want in a book, Ms. Belcastro will draw you in from the start!  I was given this book by bookfun.org (The Book Club Network) in exchange for my honest review. ”

A.R.S.
Five out of Five Stars
"As a fan of Dr. Who and other time travel novels I very much looked forward to reading this book by Lisa. It did not disappoint. This book had me turning pages as quickly as I could and there was never a dull moment. I am really looking forward to reading the next book, Shenandoah Crossings that deals with her best friend Tess. I received this book from bookfun.org for my honest opinion.”

Frozen in Minnesota
Five out of Five Stars

“I’ve only had Shenandoah Nights for a week and I just finished reading it for the 2nd time. It was just as  good as the first time, even though I knew what was going to happen. I have to admit that I’m not into sci-fi ‘time travel’ and ‘haunted house’ types of books, so I was skeptical at first, but this book was amazing. The transitions in the time travel were so smooth and it felt so realistic. I was captivated and just didn’t want to  put the book down – that’s why I’ve read it twice already. So thankful for a good, clean, interesting read where God is a part of the characters lives and they trust Him.”

21 Stories of Generosity: Real Stories to Inspire a Full Life

December 14, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Amazing and Encouraging, By Mila Thomas
This book was simply amazing and encouraging. It shows that one act of kindness can make a total difference in someone's life. Some of the stories I read really tugged at my heart. It hit close to home and made me realize how we often take things for granted. If we can learn to stop for one minute in our busy lives, show some compassion and love one another, we can change the world one person at a time. You are never too old or too young to practice generosity. This book comes highly recommended!

I was provided this book by Body and Soul Publishing in my exchange for my honest review.

December 30, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars Hands and feet of Jesus, By Mary
All I thought about as I read this book was, am I the hands and feet of Jesus?...This is a thought provoking book reminding us that it's easy to talk about generosity, but generosity calls for action in every area of our lives especially to those who have never heard of our savior Jesus Christ...Highly recommend this book

January 24, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stories, By Pappa Place
These stories are uplifting and inspiring. It is amazing to read how GOD works in our lives and through our lives. How he uses us to help or turn people to GOD. These stories were a joy to read and I learned many value lessons from them. Anytime that happens, in my humble opinion, then you are reading something special. All these stories had GOD'S hand in them guiding them. When ever I need a boost to my spirit I try to read something like this book. It boosts my spirit and reminds me that there are still good people in the world. This is a very spiritual and awesome and inspiring book. To read about GOD'S wonder in our everyday lives then read this book. More Please!!

January 18, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars 21 Stories of Generosity, By In Texas
This is an enjoyable, encouraging book. I would recommend it to anyone needing inspiration or encouragement. It blessed me and gives me ideas for my ministering.