Month: August 2010

Aug 31
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] The Berenstain Bears & The Gift Of Courage by Jan and Mike Berenstain

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] The Berenstain Bears & The Gift Of Courage by Jan and Mike Berenstain

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: Jan & Mike Berenstain and the book: The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010) ***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962. Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Mike is married to Andrea, and they have three children. They live in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks… Read more »

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Aug 31
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] The Berenstain Bears & The Gift Of Courage by Jan and Mike Berenstain

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] The Berenstain Bears & The Gift Of Courage by Jan and Mike Berenstain

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: Jan & Mike Berenstain and the book: The Berenstain Bears and the Gift of Courage Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010) ***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962. Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Mike is married to Andrea, and they have three children. They live in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks… Read more »

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Aug 30
I DID IT!!! I MADE IT!!!!

I DID IT!!! I MADE IT!!!!

Imagine my surprise when I logged on to my blogger account and saw not 10 followers, not 150 followers but TWO HUNDRED!!!! YAY! *It’s my birfday wootwoot It’s my birfday wootwoot* (Not really my birthday but the song felt right!) Wow! Okay. Now that that and the happy dance is out of my system, I can tell you THANK YOU!!! It is you, my amazing followers, that make this blog SUCCESSFUL! Sure, I am the one reading books and posting the reviews but it’s YOU who comment, YOU who stops by and reads my reviews and then, if you don’t already have a copy, it’s YOU who goes out and buys a copy of the book, enjoys it and tells others about the book and my blog. So the thank you goes to YOU! And to show my appreciation for you, my wonderful followers, look for a 200 follower giveaway to come SOON!!!! Tell all your friends that aren’t following me already and maybe, just maybe I could get to three hundred followers and have ANOTHER giveaway!  YAY! THANK YOU ALL AGAIN!!! 

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Aug 30
[Book Review] Wildflower Bride (Montana Marriages, bk 3) by Mary Connealy

[Book Review] Wildflower Bride (Montana Marriages, bk 3) by Mary Connealy

About the Book:Welcome to the wilds of Montana, where humor, romance, and suspense ride the range. Glowing Sun, a white woman raised by the Flathead tribe, has vague memories of her former life, including a name—Abby Lind. When she’s forced to sever all links with her adopted family, Abby wonders if she’ll ever find a home again. Tenderhearted Wade Sawyer, responsible for Abby’s survival during the village massacre, convinces the knife-wielding woman to return with him to the Sawyer Ranch, never realizing danger lurks behind every corner. Can they survive long enough to fall in love? About the Author:Mary Connealy is an author, journalist, and teacher. She lives on a Nebraska farm with her husband, Ivan, and has four mostly grown daughters. If you hunt hard enough, you can find Mary on the Internet like a middle-aged, female “Where’s Waldo” at www.maryconnealy.com . My Review:The conclusion to this fabulously hilarious cowboy series is the best one yet! Now don’t misunderstand me-I LOVED the first two books, but this one just had me laughing out loud more often, until I couldn’t stand it! Wow! Now THAT is awesome writing. Mary Connealy is known for her wonderful cowboy series and her laugh out loud… Read more »

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Aug 30
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] A Love for Tomorrow(Second Chance at Love, bk 2)by Vanessa Miller

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] A Love for Tomorrow(Second Chance at Love, bk 2)by Vanessa Miller

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: Vanessa Miller and the book: A Love for Tomorrow (Second Chance at Love #2) Whitaker House (September 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Cathy Hickling of Whitaker House  for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Vanessa Miller is a best-selling author, playwright, and motivational speaker. She started writing as a child, spending countless hours either reading or writing poetry, short stories, stage plays and novels. Vanessa’s creative endeavors took on new meaning in 1994 when she became a Christian. Since then, her writing has been centered on themes of redemption, often… Read more »

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Aug 30
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] A Love for Tomorrow(Second Chance at Love, bk 2)by Vanessa Miller

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Review] A Love for Tomorrow(Second Chance at Love, bk 2)by Vanessa Miller

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: Vanessa Miller and the book: A Love for Tomorrow (Second Chance at Love #2) Whitaker House (September 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Cathy Hickling of Whitaker House  for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Vanessa Miller is a best-selling author, playwright, and motivational speaker. She started writing as a child, spending countless hours either reading or writing poetry, short stories, stage plays and novels. Vanessa’s creative endeavors took on new meaning in 1994 when she became a Christian. Since then, her writing has been centered on themes of redemption, often… Read more »

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Aug 28
Blogaversary Giveway Day #15 **FINAL and 6 WINNER GIVEAWAY**

Blogaversary Giveway Day #15 **FINAL and 6 WINNER GIVEAWAY**

Day fifteen and the final HUGE giveway! Today’s giveaway is for two copies of Cynthia Ruchti’s They Almost Always Go Home(go here to read about Cynthia and her book), One copy of Julie Carobini’s A Shore Thing (ARC), One copy of Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio by Serena Miller and one copy of Leanna Ellis’ Ruby’s Slippers  and Jeff Cook’s Seven Rules of entry: Giveaway will end at 11:59pmEST tonight.. All entries must include email address so I can contact the winners (NO EMAIL=NO ENTRY)OPEN TO US RESIDENTS ONLY PLEASE. Please leave a comment telling me which book you would like to have with your email address!

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Aug 27
[CFBA Tour&Review]Surrender the Heart by MaryLu Tyndall

[CFBA Tour&Review]Surrender the Heart by MaryLu Tyndall

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Surrender the Heart Barbour Publishing (August 1, 2010) by M. L. Tyndall ABOUT THE AUTHOR: M. L. (MaryLu) Tyndall grew up on the beaches of South Florida loving the sea and the warm tropics. But despite the beauty around her, she always felt an ache in her soul–a longing for something more. After college, she married and moved to California where she had two children and settled into a job at a local computer company. Although she had done everything the world expected, she was still miserable. She hated her job and her marriage was falling apart. Still searching for purpose, adventure and true love, she spent her late twenties and early thirties doing all the things the world told her would make her happy, and after years, her children suffered, her second marriage suffered, and she was still miserable. One day, she picked up her old Bible, dusted it off, and began to read. Somewhere in the middle, God opened her hardened heart to see that He was real, that He still loved her, and that He had a purpose for her life, if she’d only give her heart to… Read more »

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