Month: March 2010

Mar 31
Review: Add More ~ing To Your Life:A Hip Guide to Happiness by Gabrielle Bernstein

Review: Add More ~ing To Your Life:A Hip Guide to Happiness by Gabrielle Bernstein

About the Book: Lots of people are selling happiness these days as if it were a marketable commodity. But in her hip self-transformation book, Add More ~ing to Your Life, motivational speaker and life coach Gabrielle Bernstein truly shows you how to make happiness a way of life. Ms. Bernstein is bringing happy back. Designed to bulldoze negative thought patterns and create personal change through positive affirmations, physical activity, and visualization meditations, Gabrielle guides the reader to happiness in 30 days through her dynamic ~ing, a proven method of sharpening one s intuitive senses and activating untapped inspirations. Gabrielle will prepare you to change your life by accessing a state of flow, helping you connect with your ~ing, your inner guide, and readying you to release your limiting beliefs and to choose happiness. About the Author: Recently featured in the New York Times Sunday Styles section as the next generation guru, motivational speaker, life coach and author Gabrielle Bernstein is making her mark. Expanding the lexicon for the next generation, on January 2010, Gabrielle launches her first book Add More ~ing to Your Life – A hip guide to happiness published by QNY. Gabrielle was just one year out of… Read more »

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Mar 31
CFBA Tour: As Young As We Feel by Melody Carlson

CFBA Tour: As Young As We Feel by Melody Carlson

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing As Young As We Feel David C. Cook; New edition (March 1, 2010) by Melody Carlson ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Over the years, Melody Carlson has worn many hats, from pre-school teacher to youth counselor to political activist to senior editor. But most of all, she loves to write! Currently she freelances from her home. In the past eight years, she has published over ninety books for children, teens, and adults–with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards. And her “Diary of a Teenage Girl” series has received great reviews and a large box of fan mail. She has two grown sons and lives in Central Oregon with her husband and chocolate lab retriever. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains. ABOUT THE BOOK Is there room in one little hometown for four very different Lindas to reinvent their lives … together? Once upon a time in a little town on the Oregon coast lived four Lindas—all in the same first-grade classroom. So they… Read more »

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Mar 31
Revell Blog Tour&Review: The Promise of Morning by Anne Shorey

Revell Blog Tour&Review: The Promise of Morning by Anne Shorey

About the Book:Life in Beldon Grove on the Illinois frontier in the 1840s isn’t easy. For Ellie Craig, the graves of her three infant children make it unbearably lonely, despite the love of her husband Matthew. When she uncovers a family secret that suggests she may not be as alone as she thought, Ellie is determined to find the truth. Meanwhile, Matthew Craig faces controversy in the church he pastors when a man arrives in town claiming to be both a minister and the son of the town’s founder. Will Matthew find the courage to reclaim his church? Or will he return to itinerant preaching, leaving Ellie even more alone than before? Book 2 in the At Home in Beldon Grove series, The Promise of Morning will touch your soul with themes of overcoming tragedy, finding strength to meet daunting challenges, and trusting your heart to love again. About the Author:Ann Shorey is the author of The Edge of Light and has published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul. My Review: Oh my goodness, I loved this book! I wasn’t lost in this story, even though it was book 2. I… Read more »

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Mar 31
Revell Blog Tour&Review: The Promise of Morning by Anne Shorey

Revell Blog Tour&Review: The Promise of Morning by Anne Shorey

About the Book:Life in Beldon Grove on the Illinois frontier in the 1840s isn’t easy. For Ellie Craig, the graves of her three infant children make it unbearably lonely, despite the love of her husband Matthew. When she uncovers a family secret that suggests she may not be as alone as she thought, Ellie is determined to find the truth. Meanwhile, Matthew Craig faces controversy in the church he pastors when a man arrives in town claiming to be both a minister and the son of the town’s founder. Will Matthew find the courage to reclaim his church? Or will he return to itinerant preaching, leaving Ellie even more alone than before? Book 2 in the At Home in Beldon Grove series, The Promise of Morning will touch your soul with themes of overcoming tragedy, finding strength to meet daunting challenges, and trusting your heart to love again. About the Author:Ann Shorey is the author of The Edge of Light and has published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul. My Review: Oh my goodness, I loved this book! I wasn’t lost in this story, even though it was book 2. I… Read more »

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Mar 30
A Promise of Hope Winner is……

A Promise of Hope Winner is……

And the lucky winner is (sorry for the delay!)….. Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 35               Katie!!! The winner has been notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond with their snail mail or I will draw a new winner! Thanks to all who entered and encouraged Amy!!! She’s a sweet lady and a wonderfully talented author! If you didn’t win my giveaway for her newest book, be sure and stop by her blog for another chance to win–enter here!

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Mar 30
CFBA Tour&Review: Love Finds You in Homestead. Iowa by Melanie Dobson

CFBA Tour&Review: Love Finds You in Homestead. Iowa by Melanie Dobson

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa Summerside Press (March 1, 2010) by Melanie Dobson ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Melanie Beroth Dobson is the author of the inspirational novels Together for Good (2006), Going for Broke (2007), The Black Cloister (2008), Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana (2009), Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa (2010), Refuge on Crescent Hill (2010), and The Silent Order (2010) as well as the co-author of Latte for One and Loving It! A Single Woman’s Guide to Living Life to Its Fullest (2000). Prior to launching Dobson Media Group in 1999, Melanie was the corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family where she was responsible for the publicity of events, products, films, and TV specials. Melanie received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Liberty University and her master’s degree in communication from Regent University. She has worked in the fields of publicity and journalism for fifteen years including two years as a publicist for The Family Channel. Melanie and her husband, Jon, met in Colorado Springs in 1997 at Vanguard Church. Jon works in the field of computer animation. Since they’ve been married, the Dobsons have relocated… Read more »

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Mar 30
CFBA Tour&Review: Love Finds You in Homestead. Iowa by Melanie Dobson

CFBA Tour&Review: Love Finds You in Homestead. Iowa by Melanie Dobson

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa Summerside Press (March 1, 2010) by Melanie Dobson ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Melanie Beroth Dobson is the author of the inspirational novels Together for Good (2006), Going for Broke (2007), The Black Cloister (2008), Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana (2009), Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa (2010), Refuge on Crescent Hill (2010), and The Silent Order (2010) as well as the co-author of Latte for One and Loving It! A Single Woman’s Guide to Living Life to Its Fullest (2000). Prior to launching Dobson Media Group in 1999, Melanie was the corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family where she was responsible for the publicity of events, products, films, and TV specials. Melanie received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Liberty University and her master’s degree in communication from Regent University. She has worked in the fields of publicity and journalism for fifteen years including two years as a publicist for The Family Channel. Melanie and her husband, Jon, met in Colorado Springs in 1997 at Vanguard Church. Jon works in the field of computer animation. Since they’ve been married, the Dobsons have relocated… Read more »

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Mar 30
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: In the Midst of It All by Tiffany L. Warren

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: In the Midst of It All by Tiffany L. Warren

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Tiffany L. Warren and the book: In the Midst of it All Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (February 22, 2010) ***Special thanks to Miriam Parker – Associate Director, Online Marketing – at Hachette Book Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tiffany L. Warren, is an author, playwright, songwriter, mother and wife. Her debut novel What a Sista Should Do, was released in June of 2005 and has ministered to over 50,000 readers. Her second book, Farther than I Meant to Go, Longer than I Meant to Stay was… Read more »

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Mar 30
FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: In the Midst of It All by Tiffany L. Warren

FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review: In the Midst of It All by Tiffany L. Warren

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Tiffany L. Warren and the book: In the Midst of it All Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (February 22, 2010) ***Special thanks to Miriam Parker – Associate Director, Online Marketing – at Hachette Book Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tiffany L. Warren, is an author, playwright, songwriter, mother and wife. Her debut novel What a Sista Should Do, was released in June of 2005 and has ministered to over 50,000 readers. Her second book, Farther than I Meant to Go, Longer than I Meant to Stay was… Read more »

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Mar 29
Review of A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick

Review of A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick

About the Book: She took exquisite photographs but her heart was the true image exposed.  Returning to her Midwest roots, award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick draws a page from her grandmother’s photo album to capture the interplay between temptation and faith that marks a woman’s pursuit of her dreams.  “Jessie Ann Gaebele loves photography, and when she is hired as an assistant to photographer F.J. Bauer, she learns about the field of her dreams and also about herself, as she finds herself attracted to her married boss, who battles his own feelings in return. Kirkpatrick renders the war among desire, duty and restraint with exquisite nuance. There are no unsympathetic characters in this tangle of relationships. Bauer’s wife—also named Jessie—may be difficult to live with, but she has her reasons. The period detail—dangerous chemicals used in photography, debilitating and frequent illnesses, the routine constraints on women’s choices—offers a compelling portrait of the time. Kirkpatrick deserves a wide audience for this coming-of-age tale that is aching and hopeful.” (Apr.)  Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review. First in a two book Portrait of the Heart Collection.  Named to Library Journals Best Books of 2009. About the Author: Reviewers and readers alike acclaim Jane’s work as unique… Read more »

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