Nov 18
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: “O” Purchase the book here. Synopsis:SOMETIMES THE BIGGEST LIES ARE THE ONES WE LIVE While Brian DeLouise was working the graveyard shift at a conspiracy theory-crazed radio station his wife was alley-catting around Washington, DC. But a cheating wife and a dead-end job no longer made him angry or depressed. He was just numb. It took a daring brush with death to awaken his senses and a few clicks on Google to begin a journey to recapture a love he believed was gone forever. Brian finds his lost lover in a rundown mansion on the… Read more »

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Nov 18
Author Spotlight:The Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall

Author Spotlight:The Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall

I am delighted to post this interview with a wonderful author!!! Thank you so much, Ms. Woodsmall, for taking the time to answer these questions!! The Interview: BRBB:What inspired you to write The Sound of Sleigh Bells? CW:While staying with my Amish friends, I saw an attraction between two single Old Order Amish people who lived in different states. Story ideas were teeming as I listened to a woman share their situation. The woman who did the talking is represented as Lizzy in The Sound of Sleigh Bells. But I didn’t really know if I’d ever write about what she was telling me. Later, while on the phone with my agent, he mentioned the idea of my writing a novella, and the entire story unfolded in my mind’s eye before we finished our short conversation. BRBB:Are any of your characters based on people you have met? CW:Some of the characters in The Sound of Sleigh Bells are based on Amish people I know. My closest Amish friend tells me this story is her favorite of everything I’ve written to date, so I dedicated it to her. She can see her friends and relatives in this story, and she remembers being… Read more »

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Nov 17
In My Mailbox Today…

In My Mailbox Today…

I love my mailbox! HEHEHE!!! Today in my mailbox I had: From the Author: Amish Snow by Roger Rheinheimer From Readersfavorite: Rose House by Tina Ann Forkner Piece de Resistance by Sandra Byrd Never the Bride by Cheryl Mckay/Rene Gutteridge The Night Watchman by Mark Mynheir From the Publisher:                                                     Spoon by Robert Greer Gas Trees and Car Turds: A Kids Guide to the Roots of Global Warming by Kirk Johnson/Mary Ann Bonnell In Search of the Perfect Pumpkin by Gloria Evangelista

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Nov 17
40 Loaves by CD Baker Preview and Giveaway

40 Loaves by CD Baker Preview and Giveaway

About the Book: “Why don’t I have more faith?” “Why am I so bored with Jesus?” “Why are Christians so hard for me to like?” There are many questions we’re not supposed to ask when playing by the religious rules. It makes people uncomfortable. So why is it that Jesus invited questions and even asked some of them himself? What is it that you’re afraid to ask God? It’s a risky prospect to begin asking–but far riskier to continue simply trying to get by without knowing. Author C. D. Baker asked himself 40 soul-searching questions which started a conversation in his heart and ultimately showed him more about God than He ever expected. Can we become more honest with who we really are and find who God says He really is at the same time? Come indulge yourself in daily readings with an honest exploration of your secret fears and thoughts, and know that you will always be welcomed in God’s unconditional love. Search me, O God … and know my anxious thoughts. –Psalm 139:23 NIV About the author: C.David Baker lives on a small farm with his wife, Susan. He is the descendant of German and Scottish immigrants, many… Read more »

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Nov 17
The Secret of Joy by Melissa Senate Blog Tour

The Secret of Joy by Melissa Senate Blog Tour

About the Book: IS THE HALF SISTER THAT REBECCA STRAND HAS NEVER MET SHORT? TALL? RICH? POOR? PRETTY? FUNNY? MARRIED? LONELY? HAPPY?… Rebecca is about to find out. The New York City paralegal thought nothing could shake her life off its fast track — which includes her handsome lawyer boyfriend and their extravagant condo. The shocking revelation that she even has a half sister comes from her dying father, in a hospital bed confession of a long-past summer affair…and now the dad she adores has one last wish: would Rebecca deliver a cache of letters he never sent to his other daughter, Joy Jayhawk, in a tiny coastal Maine town? But when Rebecca arrives in Wiscasset, with the life-changing letters stashed in a leather box, nothing goes as she imagined — and Joy Jayhawk is less than thrilled to meet her. Joy already has her own life, her own family, and her own business: she runs a bus tour for singles, a matchmaking excursion that’s brought lovers together, healed broken hearts, and changed lives. Rebecca joins the singles tour in the hopes of unlocking a door into Joy’s life and forming a relationship with the only family she has left…. Read more »

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Nov 16
In My Mailbox today….

In My Mailbox today….

I am going to start a new weekly feature……it’s one that is featured on many many many blogs called In My Mailbox. I will try my best to post it is as often as I get books. What ever gets listed in these postings, be on the look out for the reviews to follow!!!! Provided by the publisher for reviewing:                                     ~40 Loaves by C.D.Baker (Waterbrook for a blog tour)                                      ~The Paperbag Christmas by Kevin A. Milne (Hachette Book Group)                                     Won from online contests:                                                                          ~Love Finds You in North Pole, Alaska by Loree Lough                             I hope this new feature is a well added addition to my blog and that you all enjoy!! Thanks again for being such loyal followers!!!

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Nov 16
The Paperbag Christmas by Kevin A. Milne Preview and Giveaway

The Paperbag Christmas by Kevin A. Milne Preview and Giveaway

Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Book Group, I have one copy to give away for a lucky person!!! About the Book: Dr. Christopher Ringle is the last person you’d expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving. But it is there that he meets a young man named Molar Alan, who desperately needs a new perspective on the underlying value of Christmas. Dr. Ringle recruits Mo and his older brother as volunteers at a nearby children’s hospital for the holiday season. At the hospital, Mo is tasked to help bring holiday cheer to the young cancer patients on the fifth floor. His biggest challenge is befriending a decidedly angry girl who is so embarrassed by her scarred appearance that she hides her face behind the safety of a paper bag. About the Author: Kevin Milne was born in Portland, Oregon on June 13, 1973. As with the main character of his book, The Paper Bag Christmas, Kevin’s father, Robert Milne, was in the middle of his final examination of dental school when he was notified that Kevin’s entrance into the world was imminent. Robert left his exam, ran over to the nearby delivery… Read more »

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Nov 16
Award time again!!! Thanks, Vicki!

Award time again!!! Thanks, Vicki!

Vicki from Reading at the Beach passed this my way and here is what I am suppose to do: The rules of this one is to list ten honest things about me and then pass the award on to ten other book bloggers. 1~ I have two wonderful boys, ages 7 and 5. 2~ I’ve never been out of the country. 3~ I love the Amish. 4~ I’m a pharmacy technician(only part time though :o( ). 5~ I’m left handed…and yes I get made fun of for it! 6~ I love to read! 7~ I’m a single mom. 8~ I used to be a good artist(honors art 4 for four straight years). 9~ It’s not like riding a bike…once you learn you never forget…because I am now a not so good artist. 10~ I have never been on a plane. I’m passing this on to: Emily & Elyssa @ Daughters of the King Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! Libby @ Libby’s Library News Karen @ Bookin’ With Bingo Mark @ Thoughts of a Sojourner Michelle @ Michelle V’s Blog Janet @ Place for My Friends Falling off the Shelf @ Falling off the Shelf The Latiener Gang @ The Lateiner… Read more »

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Nov 15
Jake the Snake and the Stupid Time Out Chair Author Guest Post, Preview and Review

Jake the Snake and the Stupid Time Out Chair Author Guest Post, Preview and Review

YAY! A guest post from an author today! I want to thank Shelly Nicholson for taking the time to stop by today and visit my blog. Welcome to Book Reviews by Buukvlr81, Shelly!! SHELLY’S POSTING: First, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Molly for hosting me on her blog! Thank you so much, Molly! I’m so happy to be here! Now, to tell you a little bit about myself: I am the author of two books Jake the Snake and the Stupid Time-Out Chair and A Stinky Surprise for Jake the Snake (which will be released early next year). I am also a freelance writer and have several short stories and articles published in children’s magazines such as Kid Zone, Fun for Kidz, and Jack and Jill. I also enjoy writing stories and poetry for e-zines including Stories for Children Magazine, Stories that Lift, and Story Station.Jake the Snake and the Stupid Time-Out Chair is the first early chapter book in the series (the second book is soon to be released, and there will be at least one more book in the series as I have the manuscript almost complete!) Jake the Snake is a funny book targeted… Read more »

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Nov 12
A Courtesan’s Scandal by Julia London Virtual Blog Tour

A Courtesan’s Scandal by Julia London Virtual Blog Tour

About the Book:  Kate Bergeron is the beautiful and mysterious former mistress of a cloth merchant…and the latest beauty to capture the interest of the Prince of Wales. Mired in a disastrous divorce, the Prince attempts to distract attention from his next amorous pursuit by ordering Grayson Christopher, the eligible Duke of Darlington, to pretend to London society that he is having an affair with Kate. When Grayson reluctantly agrees to his Prince’s demand, he finds the lady no more willing than he is. Kate will grudgingly act the part in public, but her favors are not for sale to any man. As Grayson and Kate mimic ardor for the world to see, they find what started as a deception becoming all too real. And when passion flames into love, their predicament becomes extreme. For while marriage between a duke and a courtesan could never happen, Kate knows in her heart that she is willing to accept nothing less…. About the Author: Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of more than a twenty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Desperate Debutante and Scandalous historical romance series, as well as… Read more »

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