Month: October 2010

Oct 31
[Book Review] Doctor in Petticoats (Sophie’s Daughters, bk 1) by Mary Connealy

[Book Review] Doctor in Petticoats (Sophie’s Daughters, bk 1) by Mary Connealy

About the Book:What happens when an idealistic student nurse encounters an embittered army doctor in a stagecoach accident? How will she react when she learns her training didn’t prepare her for tragic reality? How will he, an army deserter, respond to needs when he vowed to never touch another patient? Can these two stubborn mules find common ground on which to work and bring healing to West Texas? 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:Mary Connealy’s new series, Sophie’s Daughters, is E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T! I loved EVERYTHING about this book, from Mary’s seasoned writing to the plot to sweet Sophie herself. There was no way I was putting this book down once I got started. WOWEE!  Doctor in Petticoats is Beth McClellan’s story and oh boy! What a story this spunky one has. All she wants to be is a doctor….that is until she meets a broken, crazy lunatic by the name of Alex Buchanan. Both these fabulous characters wormed their way into… Read more »

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Oct 30
[Revell Blog Tour&Review] Emily’s Chance (Callahans of Texas, bk 2) by Sharon Gillenwater

[Revell Blog Tour&Review] Emily’s Chance (Callahans of Texas, bk 2) by Sharon Gillenwater

About the Book:Emily Rose may be in the tiny West Texas town of Callahan Crossing for the moment, but it’s just a rung on her ladder to success. Her work at the Callahan Crossing Historical Museum will look good on her ever-growing resume as she attempts to break into the prestigious world of a big city museum curator. Little does she know that cowboy and contractor Chance Callahan has decided that he can convince her to stay–both with the town and with him. As he helps Emily restore the town’s history after a devastating fire, can he help her uncover the value of love? About the Author:Sharon Gillenwater was born and raised in West Texas and loves to write about her native state. The author of several novels, including Jenna’s Cowboy and Emily’s Chance, she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When she’s not writing, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their son, daughter-in-law, and two adorable grandchildren. She lives in Washington.My Review:I fell in love with Sharon’s books when I had the chance to tour her first Callahans of Texas book, Jenna’s Cowboy. Man, was that an awesome, awesome book! I loved the feel of the plot and… Read more »

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Oct 30
[Revell Blog Tour&Review] Emily’s Chance (Callahans of Texas, bk 2) by Sharon Gillenwater

[Revell Blog Tour&Review] Emily’s Chance (Callahans of Texas, bk 2) by Sharon Gillenwater

About the Book:Emily Rose may be in the tiny West Texas town of Callahan Crossing for the moment, but it’s just a rung on her ladder to success. Her work at the Callahan Crossing Historical Museum will look good on her ever-growing resume as she attempts to break into the prestigious world of a big city museum curator. Little does she know that cowboy and contractor Chance Callahan has decided that he can convince her to stay–both with the town and with him. As he helps Emily restore the town’s history after a devastating fire, can he help her uncover the value of love? About the Author:Sharon Gillenwater was born and raised in West Texas and loves to write about her native state. The author of several novels, including Jenna’s Cowboy and Emily’s Chance, she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When she’s not writing, she and her husband enjoy spending time with their son, daughter-in-law, and two adorable grandchildren. She lives in Washington.My Review:I fell in love with Sharon’s books when I had the chance to tour her first Callahans of Texas book, Jenna’s Cowboy. Man, was that an awesome, awesome book! I loved the feel of the plot and… Read more »

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Oct 29
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Preview] The God Hater by Bill Myers

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Preview] The God Hater by Bill Myers

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: Bill Myers and the book: The God Hater Howard Books; Original edition (September 28, 2010) ***Special thanks to Libby Reed, Publicity Assistant, HOWARD BOOKS, a division of Simon & Schuster for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill Myers is an author, screenwriter, and director whose work has won more than fifty national and international awards, including the C.S. Lewis Honor Award. Visit the Book Specific Site. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $14.99Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Howard Books; Original edition (September 28, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1439153264… Read more »

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Oct 29
[FIRST WildCard Tour&Preview] The God Hater by Bill Myers

[FIRST WildCard Tour&Preview] The God Hater by Bill Myers

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: Bill Myers and the book: The God Hater Howard Books; Original edition (September 28, 2010) ***Special thanks to Libby Reed, Publicity Assistant, HOWARD BOOKS, a division of Simon & Schuster for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill Myers is an author, screenwriter, and director whose work has won more than fifty national and international awards, including the C.S. Lewis Honor Award. Visit the Book Specific Site. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $14.99Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Howard Books; Original edition (September 28, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1439153264… Read more »

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Oct 29
[PUYB Blog Tour&Review] The Golden Pathway by Donna McDine

[PUYB Blog Tour&Review] The Golden Pathway by Donna McDine

About the Book:High-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David uncovers courage to defy his Pa. Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David leads Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa. About the Author: Donna McDine is an award-winning children’s author, Honorable Mention in the 77th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. Donna’s stories and features have been published in many print and online publications, and her first book, The Golden Pathway, will be published through Guardian Angel Publishing. Ms. McDine is a member of the SCBWI, Musing Our Children, and The National Writing for Children Center. Learn more about Donna atwww.donnamcdine.com if you sign the guestbook, you’ll receive a FREE e-Book Write What Inspires You: Author Interviews, and https://www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com andhttps://www.thegoldenpathway.blogspot.com. My Review: Having two young sons, I really wanted to jump on the chance to review this children’s book by Donna McDine. It was not only an entertaining children’s book… Read more »

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Oct 29
[PUYB Blog Tour&Review] The Golden Pathway by Donna McDine

[PUYB Blog Tour&Review] The Golden Pathway by Donna McDine

About the Book:High-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David uncovers courage to defy his Pa. Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David leads Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa. About the Author: Donna McDine is an award-winning children’s author, Honorable Mention in the 77th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition and two Honorable Mentions in the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. Donna’s stories and features have been published in many print and online publications, and her first book, The Golden Pathway, will be published through Guardian Angel Publishing. Ms. McDine is a member of the SCBWI, Musing Our Children, and The National Writing for Children Center. Learn more about Donna atwww.donnamcdine.com if you sign the guestbook, you’ll receive a FREE e-Book Write What Inspires You: Author Interviews, and https://www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com andhttps://www.thegoldenpathway.blogspot.com. My Review: Having two young sons, I really wanted to jump on the chance to review this children’s book by Donna McDine. It was not only an entertaining children’s book… Read more »

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Oct 28
[CFBA Tour&Review] A Season of Miracles by Rusty Whitener

[CFBA Tour&Review] A Season of Miracles by Rusty Whitener

This week, the  Christian Fiction Blog Alliance  is introducing  A Season of Miracles  Kregel Publications; Reprint edition (August 3, 2010)  by  Rusty Whitener   ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   Rusty Whitener is a novelist, screenwriter, and actor. His first screenplay, Touched, won second place at the 2009 Kairos Prize at the Los Angeles Movieguide Awards and first place at the Gideon film festival. That screenplay soon became A Season of Miracles. The movie version of this book is now in production with Elevating Entertainment. Find out more at www.rustywhitener.com and www.aseasonofmiraclesmovie.com. Videos and book club discussion questions are also available at www.aseasonofmiraclesbook.com. Endorsements: “A Season of Miracles is a must read for anyone who has ever played youth baseball.  I read the book, and was reacquainted with my childhood. In the midst of an enjoyable read that took me down memory lane was a touching, challenging and beautiful story about how God can use the unlikeliest among us to draw us to Him.”—Matt Diaz, outfielder, Atlanta Braves “Baseball, inspiration and childhood memories—a great combination. I couldn’t put it down!”—Richard Sterban, bass singer for The Oak Ridge Boys “Rusty Whitener weaves a deft tale of young friendship and the curve balls of… Read more »

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Oct 28
[CFBA Tour&Review] A Season of Miracles by Rusty Whitener

[CFBA Tour&Review] A Season of Miracles by Rusty Whitener

This week, the  Christian Fiction Blog Alliance  is introducing  A Season of Miracles  Kregel Publications; Reprint edition (August 3, 2010)  by  Rusty Whitener   ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   Rusty Whitener is a novelist, screenwriter, and actor. His first screenplay, Touched, won second place at the 2009 Kairos Prize at the Los Angeles Movieguide Awards and first place at the Gideon film festival. That screenplay soon became A Season of Miracles. The movie version of this book is now in production with Elevating Entertainment. Find out more at www.rustywhitener.com and www.aseasonofmiraclesmovie.com. Videos and book club discussion questions are also available at www.aseasonofmiraclesbook.com. Endorsements: “A Season of Miracles is a must read for anyone who has ever played youth baseball.  I read the book, and was reacquainted with my childhood. In the midst of an enjoyable read that took me down memory lane was a touching, challenging and beautiful story about how God can use the unlikeliest among us to draw us to Him.”—Matt Diaz, outfielder, Atlanta Braves “Baseball, inspiration and childhood memories—a great combination. I couldn’t put it down!”—Richard Sterban, bass singer for The Oak Ridge Boys “Rusty Whitener weaves a deft tale of young friendship and the curve balls of… Read more »

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Oct 28
WINNERS!

WINNERS!

Congratulations to: Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 41 Apple Blossom!!! 15 Michelle V!!! They each will be receiving a copy of Janelle Mowery’s Love Finds You in Silver City Idaho! Winners have 48 hours to reply or I will draw new winners!

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