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Sep 23
The Bible Salesman Contest and Reading Group Guide

The Bible Salesman Contest and Reading Group Guide

Okay followers and friends of followers! I have my very first giveaway for 5 copies of The Bible Salesman thanks to Valerie over at Hachette Book Group! About the author: Clyde Edgerton was born in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of eight previous novels, including, Walking Across Egypt and Lunch at the Piccadilly. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and five of his novels have been New York Times Notable Books. Edgerton teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is a member of the Fellowship of Souther Writers. He lives in Wilmington with his wife, Kristina, and their children. About the book: Preston Clearwater has been a criminal since stealing two chain saws and 1,600 pairs of aviator sunglasses from the army during the Second World War. Back on the road in postwar North Carolina, now a member of a car-theft ring, he picks up hitchhiking Henry Dampier, an innocent twenty-year-old Bible salesman. Clearwater immediately recognizes Henry as smart but gullible, just the associate he needs–one who will believe Clearwater is working undercover for the F.B.I.; one who will drive the cars Clearwater steals as Clearwater follows along in his own car at a… Read more »

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Sep 22
Springwater Seasons:Jessica by Linda Lael Miller

Springwater Seasons:Jessica by Linda Lael Miller

A fifth installment of Springwater Seasons, Jessica is another romantic, historical novel you won’t want to miss! Once again, Ms. Miller brings characters from the past stories back, and with them comes new characters and new events that will take you right in the past~horses, stagecoaches,saloons and all! She came to Springwater, to help her ailing brother run the local paper, only to find it in dire financial trouble, her brother dead, and her nieces orphaned. She’s terribly outspoken and not afraid to give criticism when it’s due, even if the one she’s criticizing is the town’s mayor! As mayor of Springwater, he’s unsure how to handle her ways. He can’t even tolerate her! But then an event leaves them stranded~alone~ together, with feelings they never could have imagined possible! Will she finally by the wife she always thought she couldn’t be? And will the mayor finally tolerate the outspoken criticizer enough to fall in love? Grab a copy of Jessica, sit back, unwind, and travel back in time to find out! I enjoyed this book as a continuation of Springwater Seasons, but it’s good enough to be read as a stand alone novel! Two thumbs up for Linda Lael… Read more »

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Sep 21

Up Next!

Coming up next in Book Reviews by Buuklvr81, it’s Springwater Seasons:Jessica by Linda Lael Miller, The James Miracle by Jason F. Wright, and Surrender the Wind by Rita Gerlach! Those are coming up later this week as I continue my adventures in reading!

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Sep 16
Recovering Charles by Jason F. Wright

Recovering Charles by Jason F. Wright

Hurricane Katrina. An estranged father-son relationship. Faith. Love. These are the things that Jason has put in these compelling, moving pages of Recovering Charles. When I started reading this book, I thought it only sounded interesting and, of course, after reading Christmas Jars and The Wednesday Letters, I knew Jason had a talent for writing that is truly amazing, so I wanted to read Recovering Charles, too. By the time that I came to the last page, I knew this story was so much more than just interesting. This story is of a young man who has everything: a good career, great friendships, a girlfriend and a great future. But then the phone call comes…his estranged father is missing in the post-Katrina aftermath. He’s torn between ignoring the call or heading to New Orleans to help find his father and learn more about who he is and the man his father’s become. As he’s searching for his father, he’s also searching for himself, and finding truths about himself that he’s not sure he’s ready to accept. He’s struggling with these things he’s finding out, and learning what regret and true love really means. Will Luke find his father alive and… Read more »

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Sep 16
The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright

The Wednesday Letters by Jason F. Wright

A truly amazing, heart felt book! From the author of Christmas Jars, comes a book full of characters and events that will move you to tears, or make you chuckle a time or two! Set in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Jason tells of a love that never faded for 40 years, even through the most trying and difficult times. Based on one man’s promise to write his wife a letter every Wednesday, this story brings meaning to the words love,family, regret and trust. They lose both aging parents on the same night, but 3 siblings are brought back together again. While at their family’s Inn, they discover the letters their father wrote to their mother. Then they find one letter that has one very startling, long with-held family secret, that would change all of their lives. As they continue to read, they find more clues, and more answers, but can one sibling find the faith and power to forgive? I literally read this book in one day, it was that wonderful and moving! This books is intriguing, magnificently written, full of love and laughter, and one very important message: forgiveness. I just could not put this book down!… Read more »

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Sep 16

The search is on!

Hello, readers! The search for the albino squirrell is ON! All you have to do is search through the following list of blogs and find the albino squirrell picture! You need to find ATLEAST 10 squirrells and then head on over to https://www.teresaslack.blogspot.com/ for more info on how to turn in the list of blogs you spotted the rascally critter on! (Be sure to write down where you found him so you don’t forget!) Oh and did I mention there will be prizes?!?!?! Good luck! Sandi Rog: https://www.sandirog.blogspot.com/https://www.thebookdoctorbd.blogspot.com/Mid Stutsman https://www.midsnovelidea.blogspot.com/https://www.midspointofview.blogspot.com/Elizabeth Bussey https://www.ebussey.blogspot.com/https://www.wisdomwalk.wordpress.com/James Tate https://www.daneymoco.blogspot.com/Dianne Sagan https://www.diannesagan.wordpress.com/Kat Crawford https://www.lionheartedkat.com/https://www.sftlm.blogspot.com/Kelly Klepfer https://kellyklepfer.blogspot.com/Marion Marchetto https://www.marionmarchetto.com/Lisa Lickel https://www.livingourfaithoutloud.blogspot.com/https://www.lisalickel.com/cgi-bin/blogTamera Kraft https://www.wordsharpeners.wordpress.com/Penny McGinnis https://www.encouragementjourney.blogspot.com/https://www.pennyspicks.blogspot.com/Molly Dawn Edwards https://www.buuklvr81.blogspot.com/Carla Gade https://www.carlaspathways.wordpress.com/Sally Hanan https://www.sallyhanan.wordpress.com/Elizabeth Byler Younts https://www.byelizabeth.blogspot.com/Chawna Schroeder https://www.chawnaschroeder.blogspot.com/Teresa Slack https://www.youcanwriteanovel.blogspot.com/Karin Beery https://www.therehastobeabeginning.blogspot.com/Vicki Moss https://www.livingwaterfiction.com/

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Sep 16
Springwater Seasons:Miranda by Linda Lael Miller

Springwater Seasons:Miranda by Linda Lael Miller

Another story set in Springwater, Montana, Linda Lael Miller writes of a young, abandoned mother who happened upon this friendly town by mere chance. Alone, except for her newborn son and no husband, she is quickly befriended. Then she meets him…a young, handsome, widowed rancher who’s trying to raise two very unruly, wild young boys. She’s quickly taken by him and accepts an offer she can’t possibly refuse in her situation…a marriage of convenience. He isn’t prepared for her sweet nature, or to give up the memory of his beloved wife, but he is quickly drawn in, wanting to share everything with her, not just his name and his home. But will she accept more him than just a marriage of convenience? I couldn’t wait to finish this great read and find out if this marriage of convenience could be more! I was quickly drawn in to the story and felt apart of the characters’ lives and homes! Wonderfully written and five star praises to a great author!

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Sep 16
Springwater Seasons:Savannah by Linda Lael Miller

Springwater Seasons:Savannah by Linda Lael Miller

I give Mrs. Miller’s book more than five stars. This third installment to her Springwater Series is masterfully written. She brings new characters to the pages but still gives us lots of great glimpses of all the past characters we have grown to love!This story brings a young female saloon keeper to Springwater. She’s for her half of the local bar. But an incident on the stagecoach calls for her assistance…and just possibly her heart.He’s full of hurt and pain from the things he remembers from the war as a surgeon. He is stuck on a stagecoach with nothing but his doctor bag. A young woman is in great need of his assistance to deliver her baby but he needs strong, steady hands to help him. Can he turn to the young, beautiful saloon keeper for help?She wants to know this gentle doctor. This doctor wants see more to this saloon keeper. Will they fall…for each other that is?!I wanted to know the answer to that question as soon as I read the first chapter! Grab a copy of this amazing book by Linda Lael Miller, sit back, relax, and find out if love is in the air for this… Read more »

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Sep 14
Springwater Seasons:Rachel by Linda Lael Miller

Springwater Seasons:Rachel by Linda Lael Miller

Another five star romantic novel by Linda Lael Miller you won’t want to pass by! An eastern school teacher…A western saloon owner…two hearts colliding in this second romantic Springwater novel. She came to Springwater, by a long standing request from her closet friend, as unpure schoolteacher. She wasn’t looking for love…her chance at love had died in the war…or did it?? His wife died in his arms and now he has a terrible secret. He’s trying to raise his daughter right. But then he helps a stranded stage out of the water…and he meets her. She doesn’t like his ways but he doesn’t feel the same. She thinks he’s all wrong for her but he thinks she’s the only one for him. Can he win this teacher’s heart?? Find out in this installment of a highly praised, wonderfully written book by an award winning author.

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