Nov 07
Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn

Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn

About the book: Bestselling author Robin Jones Gunn brings readers a poignant Christmas novella about a woman, desperate for a place to belong, who finds herself in London a few days before Christmas, looking for the father she never knew. About the Author: Robin Jones Gunn is the bestselling author of sixty books, representing 3.5 million copies sold. A dozen of her novels have appeared on the top of the CBA bestseller list, including her wildly successful Sisterchicks series. Thousands of teens from around the world have written letters to Robin sharing how God used the Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen series to bring them to Christ as well as lead them to make life changing decisions regarding purity. Robin and her husband of thirty years live near Portland, OR, where they are members of Imago Dei Community along with other Christian authors including Donald Miller, the author of Blue Like Jazz. You can learn more about Robin on her Web site at www.robingunn.com. My Review: Miranda doesn’t believe in Christmas. She’s searching for the father she never knew and somewhere she can fit in and call home, so she finds herself clear across the ocean in England, searching for… Read more »

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Nov 05
Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright Repost for Buuklvr’s Bookin Holiday!

Christmas Jars by Jason F. Wright Repost for Buuklvr’s Bookin Holiday!

Since I am doing Buuklvr’s Bookin Holidays all this month and next, I thought I would REpost this since it is a christmas read….and an AMAZING one at that. About the Book: Rising newspaper reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the secret behind the “Christmas Jars”–glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously given to people in need. But Hope discovers much more than she bargained for when some unexpected news sets off a chain reaction of kindness and brings about a Christmas Eve wish come true. About the Author: Jason Wright is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USAToday bestselling author. He is also a political commentator and the co-founder of PoliticalDerby.com, a popular website for political junkies. Articles by Jason have appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines across the United States including Glenn Beck’s Fusion Magazine, The Washington Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Forbes. He is the author of four books, The James Miracle (2004); Christmas Jars (2005); The Wednesday Letters (2007); and Recovering Charles (2008). Jason is also a popular speaker who speaks on writing, service, and various political and social issues. He has been seen on CNN, FoxNews, C-SPAN, and on local television affiliates around… Read more »

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Nov 05
This Just in~a big thank you to Tea!!!

This Just in~a big thank you to Tea!!!

ANOTHER award!!! I am still fairly new to blogging but have already gotten THREE awards!!! Thank you so much to Tea @ Read With Tea for this great award! Here are the Rules: What a surprise!! I am suppose to list seven of my favorite thing and share this award with seven other blogs. Ok, that’s what I’ll do. This is going to be fun.1.Shelly @ The Attic Girl 2.Emily/Elyssa @ Daughters of the King3.Libby @ Libby’s Library News 4.Mark @ Thoughts of a Sojourner 5.Karen @ Bookin With Bingo 6 Vicki @ Reading At the Beach 7. Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews Oh My!**************************************************************************************************************************************************************************Seven of My Favorite Things1.God2.my 2 sons and my parents3.books, books, books and did I mention books????4.Thanksgiving/Fall5.Fall6.My bloggin Buddies7.The feel and smell of the Christmas Season

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Nov 05
Jake the Snake Preview and Book/Tshirt Combo Giveaway

Jake the Snake Preview and Book/Tshirt Combo Giveaway

This is a preview and giveaway (thanks to the author!) for a book AND Jake the Snake tshirt that would make a great Christmas gift for the “Jake the Snake” in your life! All you have to do to enter is go here to the authors website and sign the guest book! Then come back here and tell me that you did that! Be sure to leave your email address in the comment so I can contact you if you are the winner!!! Giveaway ends December 1st @ 6pm. Open to residents of the US and Canada only About the Book: Jake the Snake is a rambunctious kindergartner who is always getting into mischief! And when that happens, he is sent to the “stupid time-out chair.” Jake the Snake is scared Santa Claus is watching and will bring a stupid lump of coal for Christmas ’cause Christmas isn’t far away! When Jake the Snake drowns his brother’s pet lizard in chocolate sauce, he is really afraid. But things only get worse when Jake the Snake goes to the mall to visit Santa and barfs in the mall elf’s hat! Will Jake the Snake get a stupid lump of coal for Christmas? Or… Read more »

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Nov 04
Updated Blog!

Updated Blog!

Hello reader friends!! I have updated my blog just a bit…it is now a 3 column blog and one special feature has been added….when you leave comments on my posts and giveaways they are now NUMBERED!!! Super yay! Have been trying to do that for some time and thanks so much to one special bloggin buddy I know have numbers in my comment posts! It will make it so much easier for drawing the winners of my giveaways!! Hope everyone is having a great week and that my new layout will go over well with you all!

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Nov 04
A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday

Welcome to A-Z Wednesday!! 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: “M” My book is:Mrs. O:The Face of Fashion Democracy Synopsis: Celebrated for her style and substance, Michelle Obama has transformed the role of first lady and become a 21st century icon, attracting attention from all over the world. The qualities so admired in her – intelligence, strength and charisma – radiate through her personal style, which has united accessibility with high-wattage glamour. The clothes, like the woman, feel both familiar and inspirational. Readily mixing high-end labels with more affordable brands, with a focus on craftsmanship and artistry, Mrs. O has elevated the notion of… Read more »

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Nov 04
FIRST WildCard Tour:Kelly Eileen Hake’s Bride Backfire

FIRST WildCard Tour:Kelly Eileen Hake’s Bride Backfire

I will be getting my copy of this book soon so my review will be posted at a later date! It just was too good to pass up sharing with you all! 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: Kelly Eileen Hake and the book: The Bride Backfire Barbour Publishing, Inc (October 1, 2009) ***Special thanks to Angie Brillhart of Barbour Books for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kelly Eileen Hake is a reader favorite of Barbour Publishing’s Heartsong Presents book club, where she has released several books. A credentialed secondary English teacher in California, she… Read more »

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Nov 04
Gingham Bride Winners!

Gingham Bride Winners!

And the lucky two winners of a signed copy are: *Shelly* and *Mark* Congratulations and thanks for entering! I hope every one will come back and enter my future giveaways! They are some great ones! The two winners have been notified and will have until 12pm EST on Thursday November 5th to email me their info or I will draw new winners.

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Nov 03
Hollywood Moon by Joseph Wambaugh Preview and Giveaway

Hollywood Moon by Joseph Wambaugh Preview and Giveaway

Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group, I have a copy of this book to giveaway to one lucky winner!!!! About the book: There’s a saying at Hollywood station that the full moon brings out the beast–rather than the best–in the precinct’s citizens. One moonlit night, LAPD veteran Dana Vaughn and “Hollywood” Nate Weiss, a struggling-actor-turned cop, get a call about a young man who’s been attacking women. Meanwhile, two surfer cops known as Flotsam and Jetsam keep bumping into an odd, suspicious duo–a smooth-talking player in dreads and a crazy-eyed, tattooed biker. No one suspects that all three dubious characters might be involved in something bigger, more high-tech, and much more illegal. After a dizzying series of twists, turns, and chases, the cops will find they’ve stumbled upon a complex web of crime where even the criminals can’t be sure who’s conning whom. Wambaugh once again masterfully gets inside the hearts and minds of the cops whose jobs have them constantly on the brink of danger. By turns heart-wrenching, exhilarating, and laugh-out-loud funny, Hollywood Moon is his most thrilling and deeply affecting ride yet through the singular streets of LA. About the Author: Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective… Read more »

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Nov 03
New Award!!!

New Award!!!

My bloggin buddy, Vicki@Reading at the Beach, gave her readers this lovely blog! Thanks Vicki! Here are the rules of the “One Lovely Blog Award”: Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. Pass the award up to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award. I have so many blogs I could give this too but I am going to start off with a couple for now… they are: Emily/Elyssa @ Daughters of the King Shelly @ The Attic Girl Karen @ Bookin With Bingo Libby @Libby’s Library News There are so many I want to name but I will just name those ones for now..:) But please know that all the blogs I follow are lovely to me!!!

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