Nov 22

Almost 100 followers!!

Hi everybody!!! I’m excited to say I only need TWELVE more followers to make it to 100!!! IF I can get those 12 followers, I think I will do the traditional 100 followers contest!!! Can I do it?????? I think I can!! Come on everyone!! Send some people my way!!

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Nov 22
2010 100+ Reading Challenge

2010 100+ Reading Challenge

I’m in on the fun for the 2010 100+ Reading Challenge. This is the biggest challenge I have joined so far! It’s host by J Kayes Book Blog and you can sign up here. ( You can also see my side bar for my progress too!) Here are the guidelines:1. The goal is to read 100 or more books. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate. –Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the wrap-up post. To learn how to sign up without having a blog, click here.2. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Young Reader, Nonfiction – as long as the book has an ISBN or equivalent or can be purchased as such, the book counts. 3. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010. Books started before the 1st do not count.6. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to your post where your books will be listed. Include the URL to this post so that… Read more »

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Nov 21
FIRST Wild Card Tour: Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana by Tricia Goyer/Ocienna Fleiss

FIRST Wild Card Tour: Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana by Tricia Goyer/Ocienna Fleiss

My review of this will be posted on 11.23.09, my tour date for LitFuse Publicity Group. Don’t forget to check out my sidebar for the AWESOME Lonesome Prairie Contest!!! 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 authors are: Tricia GoyerandOcieanna Fleiss and the book: Love Finds You In Lonesome Prairie, Montana Summerside Press (December 1, 2009) ***Special thanks to Amy Lathrop of LitFUSE Publicity Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tricia Goyer was named Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference “Writer of the Year” in 2003. Her book Night Song won Book of the Year from ACFW in… Read more »

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Nov 21
In My Mailbox Today…..

In My Mailbox Today…..

Let’s see what Mr. Mailbox brought me today……                             From the Publishers:                                                              The Possibility of Everything by Hope Edelman                                   The Sheriff’s Surrender by Susan Page Davis             Hero’s Tribute by Graham Garrison Won from blog giveaways: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Reviews will post at a later date!!

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Nov 20
Christmas Giveaway: The Soldier’s Holiday Vow by Jillian Hart

Christmas Giveaway: The Soldier’s Holiday Vow by Jillian Hart

About the Book: Trapped in a mine shaft with a little girl, September Stevens prays for someone to save them. When help arrives in the form of army ranger Mark Hawkins, the best friend of her late fiancé, they both feel God’s hand at work. Together they help each other rebuild their lives. As they let the spirit of the holidays into their hearts, feelings of new love start to take hold. But September is afraid to risk her heart on another soldier. Until Mark offers a Christmas vow, one that could last a lifetime. About the Author: Jillian Hart grew up on the original homestead where her family still lives, went to high school where Twin Peaks was filmed, earned an English degree, and has traveled extensively. When Jillian’s not writing her stories, she reads, stops for café mochas, and hikes with her husband in the pine forests near their home in Washington State. *Rules of the Giveaway* Open to everyone Leave a comment with telling me your favorite Christmas Dinner Dish (Remember: Please leave your email address so I can notify the winner!) Bonus entry: Go to Jillian’s website and tell me another book that you would like… Read more »

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Nov 20
FIRST WildCard Tour: Lessons from a Broken Chopstick by Mary Anne Phemister

FIRST WildCard Tour: Lessons from a Broken Chopstick by Mary Anne Phemister

I haven’t had the great please of reading this really great sounding book but wanted to share the sneak peak with you! 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: Mary Anne Phemister and the book: Lessons from a Broken Chopstick Hannibal Books (September 30, 2009) ***Special thanks to Jennifer Nelson of Hannibal Books for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mary Anne Phemister is a nurse, author, mother, grandmother and wife of noted concert pianist Bill Phemister. The Phemisters live in Wheaton, IL. She has also co-authored Mere Christians: Inspiring Stories of Encounters with C.S. Lewis. Product… Read more »

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Nov 19
In My Mailbox Today….

In My Mailbox Today….

Today in my mailbox I have…..: Won from Online Giveaways: Miracles:A 52-Week Devotional by Karen Kingsbury From the Publishers: The Christmas Clock by Kat Martin The Bride Backfire by Kelly Eileen Hake The Comic Book Bible by Rob Suggs Amish Friends Cookbook Vol. 2 by Wanda Brunstetter *As always, reviews will follow!!!*

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Nov 19
FIRST WildCard Tour: The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer/Mike Yorkey

FIRST WildCard Tour: The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer/Mike Yorkey

You can find my review of The Swiss Courier here.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 authors are: Tricia Goyer andMike Yorkey and the book: The Swiss Courier Revell (October 1, 2009) ***Special thanks to Amy Lathrop of the LitFUSE Publicity Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHORS: 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. Visit the author’s website. Mike Yorkey is the author or coauthor… Read more »

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Nov 19
Lost Mission by Athol Dickson Blog Tour and Review

Lost Mission by Athol Dickson Blog Tour and Review

About the Book: What haunting legacy awaits deep beneath the barrios and wealthy enclaves of Southern California? A billionaire driven mad by grief. A pastor in love with the wrong woman. An illegal immigrant desperate to feed his family. Only Lupe de la Garza can save them from the ancient evil lurking in a lost mission’s ruins, but it will take an act of faith beyond all human power. An idyllic Spanish mission collapses in the eighteenth century atop the supernatural evidence of a shocking crime. Twelve generations later the ground is opened up, the forgotten ruins are disturbed, and rich and poor alike confront the onslaught of resurging hell on earth. Caught up in the catastrophe are… · A humble shopkeeper compelled to leave her tiny village deep in Mexico to preach in America · A minister wracked with guilt for loving the wrong woman · An unimaginably wealthy man, blinded to the consequences of his grand plans · A devoted father and husband driven to a horrible discovery that changes everything Will the evil that destroyed the Misión de Santa Dolores rise to overwhelm them? Or will they beat back the terrible desires that led to the mission’s… Read more »

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