Apr 02
A New Blog Award!

A New Blog Award!

Thank you so much to Casey @ Writing for Christ for this awesome award! I am truly thankful you chose my blog as one to recieve it!Here are the rules for this award, be sure and take them if I give your blog this award: 1. Thank and link to the person who gave you the award. 2. Pass this award on to 15 bloggers that you’ve recently discovered and think are fantastic. 3. Contact those blogs and let them know they’ve won. 4. State 7 things about yourself. Okay, 7 things about myself: ~I am a single mom of 2 boys. ~I  love the Amish. ~I love butterflies. ~My Favorite color is purple, followed closely by black. ~I’m a pharmacy technician. ~I’ve never been on an airplane. ~I’ve never met my best friend face to face. Okay, I don’t have 15 blogs to give this award to, but here are a few that I recently discover and think the owners are doing a great job! 1: Tammy @ Tammy’s Book Parlor 2: Becky @ Becky’s Book Reviews 3: Jody @ The Corner Book Blog 4: Trinity Rose @ Trinity Rose Garden

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Apr 02
Review: Critical Care:Mercy Hospital Series #1 by Candace Calvert

Review: Critical Care:Mercy Hospital Series #1 by Candace Calvert

About the Book:After her brother dies in a trauma room, nurse Claire Avery can no longer face the ER. She’s determined to make a fresh start–new hospital, new career in nursing education–move forward, no turning back. But her plans fall apart when she’s called to offer stress counseling for medical staff after a heartbreaking day care center explosion. Worse, she’s forced back to the ER, where she clashes with Logan Caldwell, a doctor who believes touchy-feely counseling is a waste of time. He demands his staff be as tough as he is. Yet he finds himself drawn to this nurse educator . . . who just might teach him the true meaning of healing. About the Author: Candace Calvert is an ER nurse who landed on the “other side of the stethoscope” after the equestrian accident that broke her neck and convinced her that love, laughter—and faith—are the very best medicines of all. The inspirational account of her accident and recovery appears in Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul and launched her writing career. The author of a madcap cruise mystery series in the secular market, Candace now eagerly follows her heart to write Christian fiction for Tyndale House. Her… Read more »

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Apr 01
Waterbrook Multnomah Blog Tour Review&Giveaway: An Absence So Great by Jane Kirkpatrick

Waterbrook Multnomah Blog Tour Review&Giveaway: An Absence So Great by Jane Kirkpatrick

*Stay tuned to the end of this post for a chance to win a copy of this book!* About the Book:Did photography replace an absence in her life or expose the truth of her heart’s emptiness? While growing in confidence as a photographer, eighteen-year-old Jessie Ann Gaebele’s personal life is at a crossroads. Hoping she’s put an unfortunate romantic longing behind her as “water under the bridge,” she exiles herself to Milwaukee to operate photographic studios for those owners who have fallen ill with mercury poisoning. Jessie gains footing in her dream to one day operate her own studio and soon finds herself in other Midwest towns, pursuing her profession. But even a job she loves can’t keep painful memories from seeping into her heart when the shadows of a forbidden love threaten to darken the portrait of her life. About the Author:Jane Kirkpatrick is a best-selling, award-winning author whose previous historical novels include All Together in One Place and Christy Award finalist A Tendering in the Storm. An international keynote speaker, she has earned regional and national recognition for her stories based on the lives of actual people, including the prestigious Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Hall of… Read more »

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Apr 01
Waterbrook Multnomah Blog Tour Review&Giveaway: An Absence So Great by Jane Kirkpatrick

Waterbrook Multnomah Blog Tour Review&Giveaway: An Absence So Great by Jane Kirkpatrick

*Stay tuned to the end of this post for a chance to win a copy of this book!* About the Book:Did photography replace an absence in her life or expose the truth of her heart’s emptiness? While growing in confidence as a photographer, eighteen-year-old Jessie Ann Gaebele’s personal life is at a crossroads. Hoping she’s put an unfortunate romantic longing behind her as “water under the bridge,” she exiles herself to Milwaukee to operate photographic studios for those owners who have fallen ill with mercury poisoning. Jessie gains footing in her dream to one day operate her own studio and soon finds herself in other Midwest towns, pursuing her profession. But even a job she loves can’t keep painful memories from seeping into her heart when the shadows of a forbidden love threaten to darken the portrait of her life. About the Author:Jane Kirkpatrick is a best-selling, award-winning author whose previous historical novels include All Together in One Place and Christy Award finalist A Tendering in the Storm. An international keynote speaker, she has earned regional and national recognition for her stories based on the lives of actual people, including the prestigious Wrangler Award from the Western Heritage Hall of… Read more »

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Mar 31
Review: Add More ~ing To Your Life:A Hip Guide to Happiness by Gabrielle Bernstein

Review: Add More ~ing To Your Life:A Hip Guide to Happiness by Gabrielle Bernstein

About the Book: Lots of people are selling happiness these days as if it were a marketable commodity. But in her hip self-transformation book, Add More ~ing to Your Life, motivational speaker and life coach Gabrielle Bernstein truly shows you how to make happiness a way of life. Ms. Bernstein is bringing happy back. Designed to bulldoze negative thought patterns and create personal change through positive affirmations, physical activity, and visualization meditations, Gabrielle guides the reader to happiness in 30 days through her dynamic ~ing, a proven method of sharpening one s intuitive senses and activating untapped inspirations. Gabrielle will prepare you to change your life by accessing a state of flow, helping you connect with your ~ing, your inner guide, and readying you to release your limiting beliefs and to choose happiness. About the Author: Recently featured in the New York Times Sunday Styles section as the next generation guru, motivational speaker, life coach and author Gabrielle Bernstein is making her mark. Expanding the lexicon for the next generation, on January 2010, Gabrielle launches her first book Add More ~ing to Your Life – A hip guide to happiness published by QNY. Gabrielle was just one year out of… Read more »

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Mar 31
CFBA Tour: As Young As We Feel by Melody Carlson

CFBA Tour: As Young As We Feel by Melody Carlson

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing As Young As We Feel David C. Cook; New edition (March 1, 2010) by Melody Carlson ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Over the years, Melody Carlson has worn many hats, from pre-school teacher to youth counselor to political activist to senior editor. But most of all, she loves to write! Currently she freelances from her home. In the past eight years, she has published over ninety books for children, teens, and adults–with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards. And her “Diary of a Teenage Girl” series has received great reviews and a large box of fan mail. She has two grown sons and lives in Central Oregon with her husband and chocolate lab retriever. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains. ABOUT THE BOOK Is there room in one little hometown for four very different Lindas to reinvent their lives … together? Once upon a time in a little town on the Oregon coast lived four Lindas—all in the same first-grade classroom. So they… Read more »

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Mar 31
Revell Blog Tour&Review: The Promise of Morning by Anne Shorey

Revell Blog Tour&Review: The Promise of Morning by Anne Shorey

About the Book:Life in Beldon Grove on the Illinois frontier in the 1840s isn’t easy. For Ellie Craig, the graves of her three infant children make it unbearably lonely, despite the love of her husband Matthew. When she uncovers a family secret that suggests she may not be as alone as she thought, Ellie is determined to find the truth. Meanwhile, Matthew Craig faces controversy in the church he pastors when a man arrives in town claiming to be both a minister and the son of the town’s founder. Will Matthew find the courage to reclaim his church? Or will he return to itinerant preaching, leaving Ellie even more alone than before? Book 2 in the At Home in Beldon Grove series, The Promise of Morning will touch your soul with themes of overcoming tragedy, finding strength to meet daunting challenges, and trusting your heart to love again. About the Author:Ann Shorey is the author of The Edge of Light and has published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul. My Review: Oh my goodness, I loved this book! I wasn’t lost in this story, even though it was book 2. I… Read more »

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Mar 31
Revell Blog Tour&Review: The Promise of Morning by Anne Shorey

Revell Blog Tour&Review: The Promise of Morning by Anne Shorey

About the Book:Life in Beldon Grove on the Illinois frontier in the 1840s isn’t easy. For Ellie Craig, the graves of her three infant children make it unbearably lonely, despite the love of her husband Matthew. When she uncovers a family secret that suggests she may not be as alone as she thought, Ellie is determined to find the truth. Meanwhile, Matthew Craig faces controversy in the church he pastors when a man arrives in town claiming to be both a minister and the son of the town’s founder. Will Matthew find the courage to reclaim his church? Or will he return to itinerant preaching, leaving Ellie even more alone than before? Book 2 in the At Home in Beldon Grove series, The Promise of Morning will touch your soul with themes of overcoming tragedy, finding strength to meet daunting challenges, and trusting your heart to love again. About the Author:Ann Shorey is the author of The Edge of Light and has published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul. My Review: Oh my goodness, I loved this book! I wasn’t lost in this story, even though it was book 2. I… Read more »

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Mar 30
A Promise of Hope Winner is……

A Promise of Hope Winner is……

And the lucky winner is (sorry for the delay!)….. Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers: 35               Katie!!! The winner has been notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond with their snail mail or I will draw a new winner! Thanks to all who entered and encouraged Amy!!! She’s a sweet lady and a wonderfully talented author! If you didn’t win my giveaway for her newest book, be sure and stop by her blog for another chance to win–enter here!

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Mar 30
CFBA Tour&Review: Love Finds You in Homestead. Iowa by Melanie Dobson

CFBA Tour&Review: Love Finds You in Homestead. Iowa by Melanie Dobson

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa Summerside Press (March 1, 2010) by Melanie Dobson ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Melanie Beroth Dobson is the author of the inspirational novels Together for Good (2006), Going for Broke (2007), The Black Cloister (2008), Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana (2009), Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa (2010), Refuge on Crescent Hill (2010), and The Silent Order (2010) as well as the co-author of Latte for One and Loving It! A Single Woman’s Guide to Living Life to Its Fullest (2000). Prior to launching Dobson Media Group in 1999, Melanie was the corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family where she was responsible for the publicity of events, products, films, and TV specials. Melanie received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Liberty University and her master’s degree in communication from Regent University. She has worked in the fields of publicity and journalism for fifteen years including two years as a publicist for The Family Channel. Melanie and her husband, Jon, met in Colorado Springs in 1997 at Vanguard Church. Jon works in the field of computer animation. Since they’ve been married, the Dobsons have relocated… Read more »

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