Nov 25
Award!!!! Many thanks, Shelly!

Award!!!! Many thanks, Shelly!

I received this Lemonade Award from Shelly @ The Attic Girl . This award is all about attitude & gratitude. I’d like to pass this award onto: Michelle @ Michelle V’s Blog Mark @ Thoughts of a Sojourner   Vicki @ Reading at the Beach   Cathy @ Word Vessel Karen @ Bookin With Bingo     I wanted to award Emily and Elyssa this, but they just recieved it from Shelly too!   Thanks again Shelly!!!!    

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Nov 25
A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday

Welcome to A-Z Wednesday!! This is hosted by Vicki @ Reading at the Beach! To join, here’s all you have to do: Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week. Post: 1~A Photo of the Book 2~ title and synopsis 3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.) 4~ Come back here and leave your link in the comments. If you’ve already reviewed this book you can add it also. Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment. (We all love comments, don’t we?) Who knows? You may find your next “favorite” book. THIS WEEKS LETTER IS: “P” I actually have three books that I wanted to post here, Plain Perfect-Plain Pursuit-Plain Promise, but can only post one so I’ll choose the first one :o) Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman Synopsis: A search for peace in Amish country proves anything but simple for a woman on the run from life . . . and herself. On the rolling plains of Lancaster County, PA., Lillian Miller is searching for her grandparents’ house . . . and so much more. After years of neglect… Read more »

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Nov 25
Downhere’s Christmas CD "How Many Kings" Preview and Giveaway

Downhere’s Christmas CD "How Many Kings" Preview and Giveaway

Downhere’s Bio:How Many Kings: Songs For ChristmasRelease Date: October 6, 2009With a ten-year career under their belt, constant connectivity from the critics and the radio charts, plus trophies from the Dove, Juno and Covenant Awards, Downhere is among todays most celebrated and innovative modern rock acts. Each album has shown an artistic evolution that constantly finds the Canadian foursome at the top of its game and has resulted in a strong fan base.Such is the case of the band’s first ever holiday collection, How Many Kings: Songs For Christmas (Centricity Music), which retains much of Downhere’s classic elements, but also stretches to previously uncharted realms capable of expanding the group’s audience more than ever before. Sure, there’s plenty of melodic vocal interplay from co-front men, guitarist Marc Martel and keyboardist Jason Germain, alongside the ultra-infectious rhythm section comprised of bassist Glenn Lavender and drummer Jeremy Thiessen, but there’s also a compelling experiment with organic instrumentation and ingenious holiday interpretations, alongside equally riveting originals. “In some ways, we’ve always been resistant to anything that even resembles jumping on any kind of bandwagon, like putting out a greatest hits or a worship album,” reflects Germain. “But this came about naturally from the… Read more »

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Nov 24
In My Mailbox Today….

In My Mailbox Today….

He brought me more today! Yay! From the Publishers: When Love Blooms by Robin Lee Hatcher A Vote of Confidence by Robin Lee Hatcher Chasing Charity by Marcia Gruver Cowboy Christmas by Mary Connealy The Bride Bargain by Kelly Eileen Hake Reviews to follow later!

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Nov 24
FIRST Wild Card Tour

FIRST Wild Card Tour

A review of this will be posted at a later date as I have this book in my ‘To Be Reviewed” pile! Just wanted to share a sneak peak of this awesome sounding book! 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: Bruce McNicol, Bill Thrall, and John Lynch and the book: Bo’s Café Windblown Media; 1 edition (September 25, 2009) ***Special thanks to Miriam Parker of Hachette Book Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Bruce McNicol is president of Leadership Catalyst, Inc. and an international speaker and consultant. He holds a master’s in theology and… Read more »

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Nov 24
Author Guest Mini Post and Giveaway of The Christmas Clock by Kat Martin

Author Guest Mini Post and Giveaway of The Christmas Clock by Kat Martin

Author Mini  Post About the Book: Dear Friends, Excited to tell you about my latest release, THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK. It’s a small, gift-sized hardcover, a story that has personal meaning for me, the kind of tale that just wouldn’t leave me alone until I wrote it. It’s an emotional book about love, courage, and redemption. The story of a Christmas miracle that heals two broken hearts, saves an orphan boy, and brings the whole town together. It’s a heartwarming tale I am hoping readers will enjoy, the kind of Christmas miracle we all look for in our lives. “The perfect stocking stuffer,” reviewers say. I hope you enjoy the book and that you have a terrific Holiday Season. All best wishes, Kat   About Kat: Currently living in Missoula, Montana, Kat is the bestselling author of over forty Historical and Contemporary Romance novels. Before she started writing in 1985, Kat was a real estate broker. During that time, she met her husband, Larry Jay Martin, also an author. Kat is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she majored in Anthropology and History.   Thanks to Kat and her assistant, Rita, I can give one of… Read more »

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Nov 23
In My Mailbox Today…..

In My Mailbox Today…..

My dear friend Mr. Mailbox loves me. He has brought me more wonderful books! Let’s see what they are! From the Publisher: An Amish Christmas by Beth Wiseman, Barbara Cameron and Kathleen Fuller(Thomas Nelson Publishers) It Happened One Night by Lisa Dale (Hachette Book Group) Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio by Annalisa Daughety (Summerside Press) Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon by Melody Carlson (Summerside Press) Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana by Melanie Dobson (Summerside Press) Love Finds You in Maiden, North Carolina by Tamela Hancock Murray (Summerside Press) Ruby’s Slippers by Leanna Ellis (B&H Publishing) Once in A Blue Moon by Leanna Ellis (B&H Publishing) Lookin’ Back Texas by Leanna Ellis (B&H Publishing) Corrigan’s Pool by Dot Ryan (Iuniverse.com) June Bug by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House) Letters to Darcy by Tracy Ramos (Tyndale House) From the Author: The Great Christmas Bowl by Susan May Warren (Tyndale House) Many thanks to these wonderful publishers for providing review copies of these books! Reviews to follow later!

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Nov 23
An Amish Christmas by Beth Wiseman, Barbara Cameron, and Kathleen Fuller Preview

An Amish Christmas by Beth Wiseman, Barbara Cameron, and Kathleen Fuller Preview

I was supposed to post a review today for this wonderful sounding book, but, due to circumstances beyond my control, I will have to post it for Thomas Nelson at a later date. But I will give my wonderful followers a sneak peak at the book! Synopsis: Follow the lives of three Amish families through the Christmas season. A Miracle for Miriam: Miriam fell for Seth, but he broke her heart. Years later, after he’s nearly killed in an accident, Miriam sees him at a Christmas party and notices something is different about him—not just how he looks, but how he acts. When Seth pursues her, she must decide whether to guard her heart or accept his love. A Choice to Forgive: Lydia has loved two men in her life. Daniel disappeared one Christmas Eve long ago, leaving only a note saying he wanted to live in the Englisch world. And Elam, Daniel’s brother, to whom she has been happily married for 15 years. When Elam dies, Lydia gives up on ever loving again. But she is shocked when Daniel wants to return to the Order and her life. One Child: The birth of one child forever changed the world… Read more »

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Nov 23
Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana by Tricia Goyer/Ocienna Fleiss Blog Tour

Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana by Tricia Goyer/Ocienna Fleiss Blog Tour

About the Book: In 1890, Julia Cavanaugh travels west from New York City to unite orphans in her care with new families. Imagine her horror when she discovers that she’s to be “delivered,” too–as bride to an uncouth miner! But with no return fare, Julia’s options are bleak. What does God have planned for her on the lonesome prairies of Montana? Read more! About the Author(s): Tricia Goyer is the author of several books, including Night Song and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, both past winners of the ACFW’s Book of the Year Award for Long Historical Romance. Goyer lives with her family in Montana. To find out more visit her website: www.triciagoyer.com Ocieanna Fleiss is a published writer and has edited six of Tricia Goyer’s historical novels. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area. Connect with Ocieanna on Facebook! My Review: Goyer and Fleiss did an outstanding job with this one! This is the first Love Finds You novel that I have had the pleasure of reading and let me tell you this: I’M HOOKED!!!! Goyer and Fleiss tell the story of two lonesome souls in Lonesome Prairie. One is an orphaned gaurdian… Read more »

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Nov 23
For the Love of St. Nick by Garasamo Maccagnone Virtual Blog Tour Guest Post, Preview and Review

For the Love of St. Nick by Garasamo Maccagnone Virtual Blog Tour Guest Post, Preview and Review

It is always a special treat here at my blog when I have my author interviews and guest postings! I have another guest posting by a wonderful author, Garasamo Maccagnone! THANK YOU for stopping by my blog, Garasamo!!! Author’s Post: The Red Flannel Shirt by Garasamo Maccagnone Right after we married my wife Vicki and I went shopping at Lakeside Mall for a red flannel shirt. Since this moment occurred thirty years ago I can’t remember why I needed a red flannel shirt. The better taste in me wants to believe it was for a Halloween costume of some sort. We entered the mall through the doors of the men’s department of JCPenney. No more than ten steps into the store, my eyes zoned in on a red shirt hanging on the first row of a rack twenty yards away or so. “I hope that’s flannel,” I said to Vicki, pointing at the shirt as I briskly walked in the direction of the rack. It was. And though the first one on the rack was a medium, we found a large squeezed a few shirts behind it that fit me perfectly. After I walked out of the dressing room and… Read more »

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