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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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        "Buying Love"
         By Tony Shiloh

About the Book

Will money ruin everything?
Nina Warrenton is ready for the next step in her life plan—marriage, but no one has proposed. Taking matters into her hand, she places an ad in the newspaper hoping to entice a willing stranger. But when she begins to fall for the small-town chef, she realizes how much she wants him to love her and not her money.
 Dwight Williams needs fast cash to save the family restaurant. When he sees Nina’s monetary offer for a husband, he goes for it. He’s determined to save the legacy his dad left him, but can he let it go to prove his love for her?
Can Nina and Dwight find true love, once money has entered the equation?
My Thoughts: 

"Buying Love" is the first  book in "The Maple Run Series" and I must say that it grabbed my attention and pulled me into the story within the first chapter. What a fantastic start to a series!!! My biggest and only disappointment when reading this book , was when it ended. I wanted this story to keep going on and on and on......

Have you ever felt alone and hopeless??? Of course, I believe we all have. The main character, Nina, is a spunky young woman, wealthy yet unhappy,  who has the sass and determination to find a solution to her problem. She has the nerve to do what most of us would never imagine. Putting an ad in the newspaper to find a husband????  The characters in this book are so well described and developed that you immediately form a bond with them . I felt Nina's confusion, and desperation every step of the way. Dwight who answers this ad, is a fine young man who I admired from the time he entered the scene. Although, at first, he appears to be a grabby man who only wants Nina's financial support, he soon captured my heart. His love for his family only was surpassed by his growning love for Nina. Nina and Dwight were extreme opposites, he had a wonderful family background, love, a relationship with the Lord, while Nina had money. Yes, only money! Toni uses a special talent to describe somewhat quirky relatives. I have to say that at times I wanted to give Dwight's mother a good shake!! I sure wanted to wake her up to reality!

The plot moves at a steady pace and has just enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged from beginning to end. Underlying the events, was a very clear message   We are NEVER alone! Even in our darkest, most needy moments, God is with us. We do need to allow Him  the chance to care for us and work out the plans for our lives. Trusting in Him is the key to happiness, as both Nina and Dwight found. 

This novel has set the stage for the series and I , for one , am excited to see what Book Two will bring.

I highly recommend this book, a very worthwhile and enjoyable read.
This book was a gift. The opinions and thoughts expressed are honest and my own. 
About the Author:

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Before pursuing her dream as a writer, Toni served in the United States Air Force. It was there she met her husband. After countless moves, they ended up in Virginia, where they are raising their two boys. When she’s not typing in imagination land, Toni enjoys reading, playing video games, making jewelry, and spending time with her family. Toni is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) as well as the ACFW Virginia Chapter.

Guest Post from Toni Shiloh:

Hi, Reader Friends!! I’m so excited to be here at Celebrate Lit for the kick off of my new release, Buying Love. I wrote this book last year for National November Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). In one month, I managed to write a little over 50,000 words. However, that’s not why this book holds a special place in my heart. No, it’s the message in the story.

Nina Warrenton has struggled with being alone in life. Thus, she decides to take matters into her own hand and places an ad for a husband, complete with a monetary offer. What seemed like an intelligent and simplistic way to get a husband, soon proves to have a multitude of complications. Not only that, but Nina has to discover who God is in her life and the body of Christ fits into that.

Y’all have you ever felt alone in a room full of people? Or felt isolated? Or maybe you’re an orphan…whatever your background, I hope that this book shows you that God loves you. He loves you so much, He’s adopted you into the body of Christ. So if you’re a believer, we’re family. As a person who always wanted a friend and lots of family, that’s music to my soul. It’s what I wanted Nina to discover and what I hope the readers discover.

Ephesians 1:4-6, “According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved” (KJV).

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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Buying Love! Thank you so much for the awesome review. I can't wait to share Book 2, once it's ready. :)

  2. Thank you so much for the wonderful review!


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