Oct 23
Gingham Bride by Jillian Hart Preview and Giveaway!

Gingham Bride by Jillian Hart Preview and Giveaway!

By Jillian Hart PREVIEW: The Last Thing She Wanted For Christmas Was A Husband Fiona O’Rourke doesn’t believe in love—and certainly not in a marriage arranged by her cruel father. And even if her unexpected betrothed seems honorable and kind, can she trust his motives…or the attraction between them? Ian McPherson came to Montana to salvage his family’s dwindling fortune, not to take a wife. But he’s instantly drawn to Fiona. He wants to protect her— even if that means pretending that they’re engaged. In a season of surprises and miracles, there’s nothing he won’t give to show Fiona his love is for always. *Thanks to the author I have two copies of this wonderful book to giveaway before it is even released! To enter just leave me a comment on how you follow me and what your favorite Christmas tradition is! Giveaway will end November 3@ 6pm!*

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Oct 22
A Climate for Change by Katherine Hayhow/Andrew Farley Giveaway

A Climate for Change by Katherine Hayhow/Andrew Farley Giveaway

  About the Book:Global warming: it’s one of the hottest scientific and political issues of today. And yet we’ve all found ourselves asking . . .– It’s freezing outside–where’s global warming now?– Climate is always changing–how do we know this isn’t just a cycle?– Why should Christians care about global warming when we know the world won’t end that way?For all the talk about climate change, there’s still a great deal of debate about what it all means, especially among Christians. A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE offers straightforward answers to these questions, without the spin. This book untangles the complex science and tackles many long-held misconceptions about global warming. Authored by a climate scientist and a pastor, A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE boldly explores the role our Christian faith can play in guiding our opinions on this important global issue.About the Author(s):Katharine Hayhoe is a professor in the Department of Geosciences at Texas Tech University and CEO of ATMOS Research, a scientific consulting company. She contributed her research to and served as Expert Reviewer for the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Katharine’s work has been presented before the U.S. Congress, highlighted by state and federal agencies, and featured in over… Read more »

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Oct 21
Let Me Hold You Longer by Karen Kingsbury

Let Me Hold You Longer by Karen Kingsbury

This childrens book is one that you will need to use tissues with when reading it. A great childrens book, yes, but it’s also good for those of us who are parents. Karen Kingsbury tells of what it’s like to remember the last things in your child’s life instead of all the firsts we all almost always gush about. She captures the little moments that are most often forgotten, like the last time we held their bottle, or the last time we held their hands when they learned to walk. When I read this book, I cried. I cried because I had to think, really think, about the “lasts” of my children’s childhoods. It was something that was hard for me to do because I was always more concerned with their “firsts”. But Ms. Kingsbury showed me that even the lasts should be held onto because they grow up fast and won’t need mommy to hold them longer. While this is a truly wonderful childrens read to show children the love, it’s perfect for opening the adult’s eyes to cherish EVERY moment their children. Highly recommended!!!! *This book was purchased from a bookstore by me*

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Oct 21
FIRST Wild Card Preview

FIRST Wild Card Preview

I have not had the fortune of reviewing this book (yet!) but it looks really good so enjoy the sneak peek! 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: Marcia Gruver and the book: Emmy’s Equal Barbour Books (October 9, 2009) ***Special thanks to Angie Brillhart of Barbour Publishing for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marcia Gruver lives with her husband in Huffman, Texas, and has published various articles, poems, and devotionals. Her novel, Love Never Fails (renamed Chasing Charity), won third place in the 2007 American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis Contest. Marcia is a member… Read more »

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Oct 21
Uh Oh!

Uh Oh!

Ok, I have a warped sense of humor so I thought I’d play along. Behold, the puking pumpkin. Kinda gross right? But yet, funny too!Here are the rules:(1) It’s your turn to “ghost” three other bloggers — perhaps, somewhere you haven’t commented, in a while, or a blog you’ve NEVER commented on before and is new to our blogging community.(2) Stop by their blogs and leave a comment on their latest post saying:“You’ve Just Been Ghosted — Come Over and Grab A Puking Pumpkin!”(3) Copy and paste the puking pumpkin somewhere on your blog (either in a post or on your sidebar, perhaps) so that everyone can see that you have been “ghosted” and will NOT “ghost” you again. This will also let you know who you can “ghost.”I’m going to “ghost” these 3 bloggers:Bingo @ Bookin With BingoVicki@ Reading at the BeachLibby @ Libby’s Library News

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Oct 21
A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday

                                           I missed last weeks post but I am back this week! 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: “K”   My Book: Kelly’s Chance by Wanda Brunstetter   About the Book: Kelly McGregor says she’ll never marry – not after what she’s seen her father do to her mother. She’s determined to escape her father’s overbearing ways and the drudgery of driving the mules that pull his boat along the canal. Kelly dreams of owning a gallery where she can sell her drawings and paintings. Mike Cooper believes Kelly is the woman God chose for him – and wants nothing… Read more »

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Oct 21
Let’s Go On a Mommy Date by Karen Kingsbury

Let’s Go On a Mommy Date by Karen Kingsbury

This is a wonderful children’s book-a mommy/child time read. Karen Kingsbury captures the many different ways a child likes to spend their time, like parks, movies or zoos. She makes silly rhymes that will make your son or daughter all giggly…it did mine! But at the end of the story she captures the true lesson of the book: it’s not what you do to have fun, it’s about the loving, quality time that mommies spend with their children, cherishing each moment with them. I give this book recommendation because it not only can make the children smile, it can make the mommies smile,too,when they spend that moment watching their child smiling and loved. *This book was purchased from a book store by me*

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Oct 20
The Jewel of His Heart by Maggie Brendan Blog Tour Review

The Jewel of His Heart by Maggie Brendan Blog Tour Review

Jewel of His Heart, The Series: Heart of the West 2 by Maggie Brendan ISBN: 978-0-8007-3350-6 Price: $13.99Format: Paperback Publication date: Oct. 09 Division: Revell I was not fortunate enough to read the first book of this series by this magnificent author but I will tell you that my opinion of this novel is extremely high. This book will capture your heart at the beginning and hold you there to the very last page! Ms. Brendan’s work is that of a timeless story teller. When you read her books you feel like you are that Jewel of His Heart. Julianna just lost her mother…her father left years ago. Now she is all alone in this mining town and has very fews way to earn her keep. She has friends who are helping her but she can’t depend on them for the rest of her life. Her mother warned her not to become dependent on a man so she is determined to make her own way in life. Josh is determined to prove he can make his own way. But he comes across some very rare findings on his land. He could very well make his living the fast way. But… Read more »

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Oct 20
Heaven’s Touch by Jillian Hart

Heaven’s Touch by Jillian Hart

By Jillian Hart Ms. Hart brings us to the lives of the wonderful McKaslin clan. This is one inspiring family who helps out, encourages and loves without end! In Heaven’s Touch, Ms. Hart tells Ben’s story. He’s a special forces soldier who’s having trouble with his attitude and the plans God has for him. When he returns home and is faced with an emergency, he comes head to head with someone he left behind long ago. Sparks fly between Ben and Candace but can Candace risk her heart to the man she’s always loved, or will she loose her dreams? Can Ben get over his sour attitude and realize the blessings God gave him? Ms. Hart’s words are amazing as she brings out the lesson of trusting in God and relying wholly on Him. I fully enjoyed this book and recommend it to those who love a well written, God filled, lesson teaching book! I love the work of Ms. Hart and I am sure you will too! *This book provided for review from my own collection*

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