Oct 08

DISCLOSURE POLICY EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 8th 2009

Though this is not my normal post this is a MUST for my blog to be in compliance with FTC regulations that will be in effect December 1st,2009. I will also be posting this disclosure policy permanently at the bottom of blog for future reference.  This policy is valid from 08 October 2009  This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.  The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. To get your own policy, go to https://www.disclosurepolicy.org     NOTE:In all my reviews, I… Read more »

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Oct 07
A-Z Wednesday’s with Reading at the Beach!

A-Z Wednesday’s with Reading at the Beach!

A blogger friend of mine does a fun thing each week that I am going to start doing. It’s called A-Z Wednesdays! It’s fun looking through all your books and picking one out whose title starts out with that letter! So for today’s letter it’s “I”….the book on my book shelf that starts with “I” is Deborah Bedford’s If I Had You. I will not be leaving a review for it today as I haven’t had a chance to do a review for it but thought I would list it since it is the only one on my shelf right now that starts with “I”!! 🙂 If I Had You Synopsis: From bestselling author Deborah Bedford comes the moving tale of an estranged mother and daughter, and the child who forces their old conflicts back into the light. Buy it here *Head on over to Reading at the Beach’s blog for more about A-Z Wednesday’s!! *

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Oct 05
Breaking the Bank Blog Tour Review

Breaking the Bank Blog Tour Review

I highly recommend this exciting and entertaining new story! At first, I was a little iffy at wanting to read this book because I had never heard of this author before and I just wasn’t quite sure I’d be real into this book. But, after reading just one page , I knew I couldn’t put it down! A young single mother who’s running out of luck. An ATM machine gone wild. A man she just met. And a lesson to be learned?  This quirky new story will keep you on the edge of your seat with each new twist and leave you unable to put the book down! And have you asking yourself what you would do if your ATM went wild and gave you lots and lots of money with out debiting your account! I know what I would do!  I highly praise this book and recommend it to all those out there looking for a new kind of tale with a quirky twist. Two thumbs up to this talented author!!!  *Want an extra entry in the Breaking the Bank giveaway? Head on over to the giveaway and post a comment and tell me what you would do if your ATM went… Read more »

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Oct 03

WE HAVE THE BIBLE SALESMAN WINNERS!!!!

And the five lucky people to win a free copy of The Bible Salesman by Clyde Edgerton from Valerie and the wonderful Hachette Book Group are:Winner #1* VickiWinner #2* ElyssaWinner #3* SallyWinner #4* Glenn   and Winner #5* Lisar315CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE LUCKY WINNERS!!! (They have all been contacted by me through email and will have until 10am EST on Monday morning(10.5.09) to email me with their mailing info!!!)

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Oct 03
BREAKING THE BANK by Yona Zeldis McDonough GIVEAWAY!!!

BREAKING THE BANK by Yona Zeldis McDonough GIVEAWAY!!!

Thanks to Sarah at Simon and Schuster/Pocket Books I have TWO copies of BREAKING THE BANK to giveaway to TWO lucky winners!!!!!                                                     ABOUT THE BOOK:    MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING Mia Saul is down on her luck. Dumped by her husband, jettisoned from her job, and estranged from her adored older brother, she and her young daughter, Eden, have had to make a downscale move to a crummy apartment, where their neighbors include a tough young drug dealer and a widower who lets his dogs use the hallways as their own personal litter box. Juggling a series of temporary jobs, wrangling with her ex-husband over child support, and trying to keep pace with Eden’s increasingly erratic behavior have left Mia weary and worn out.   EXCEPT WHEN IT ISSo when a seemingly functional ATM starts handing Mia thousands and thousands of dollars — and not deducting the money from her account, because it sure isn’t in there — she isn’t about to give it back. Her newfound cash stash opens up a world of opportunity, and a whole lot of trouble. Worried friends, family, and in-laws start questioning her judgment about everything, and the cops really, really want to know where… Read more »

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Oct 02
Run for Your Life by James Patterson/Michael Ledwidge Giveaway

Run for Your Life by James Patterson/Michael Ledwidge Giveaway

Thanks to Valerie and Hatchette Books I have FIVE copies of this great book to giveaway to FIVE lucky people!!! ABOUT THE BOOK: A calculating killer who calls himself The Teacher is taking on New York City, killing the powerful and the arrogant. His message is clear: remember your manners or suffer the consequences! For some, it seems that the rich are finally getting what they deserve. For New York‘s elite, it is a call to terror. Only one man can tackle such a high-profile case: Detective Mike Bennett. The pressure is enough for anyone, but Mike also has to care for his 10 children-all of whom have come down with virulent flu at once! Discovering a secret pattern in The Teacher’s lessons, Detective Bennett realizes he has just hours to save New York from the greatest disaster in its history. From the #1 bestselling author comes RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, the continuation of his newest, electrifying series.                                                 ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S): James Patterson published his first thriller in 1976 and since then has become one of… Read more »

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Oct 01
Miracle Girls #3: A Little Help from my Friends by Anne Dayton/May Vanderbilt Giveaway

Miracle Girls #3: A Little Help from my Friends by Anne Dayton/May Vanderbilt Giveaway

Thanks to Miriam at Hachette Books I have a copy of this AMAZING book to giveaway!!! ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S): Anne Dayton graduated from Princeton and has her MA in Literature from New York University. She lives in New York City. May Vanderbilt graduated from Baylor University and has an MA in Fiction from Johns Hopkins. She lives in San Francisco. Together, they are the authors of three Miracle Girls books as well as Emily Ever After, Consider Lily, and The Book of Jane ABOUT THE BOOK: Zoe is used to being overlooked. As the youngest and shyest Miracle Girl, she was happy to fade into the background last year. But when she sheds her baby fat and shoots up four inches the summer before her junior year, everything changes. Now she’s turning heads at school, and this new attention is beginning to strain her relationship with her sweet, serious boyfriend, Marcus. Pressure builds when Zoe’s assigned partner for history class is Dean Marchese–a handsome New York transplant who isn’t afraid to show her how he feels. Just when she needs her three best friends the most, the Miracle Girls are suffering from boy troubles of their own. Even Zoe’s rock-solid… Read more »

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Sep 28
Plain Promise by Beth Wiseman

Plain Promise by Beth Wiseman

Another wunderbaar Daughters of the Promise novel by Beth Wiseman! Truly an inspiring read! This story brings us right back to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and into the lives of Amish widow Sadie Fisher and Englischer Kade Saunders. Sadie leads a very simple widow’s life, selling Amish made goods to her tourist customers. But she’s not so sure God wants her to be without a family. That’s when wealthy Englischer Kade Saunders shows up for an extended stay renting her cottage. Kade has money….and lots of it. But he doesn’t have the one thing money can’t buy…LOVE. He also has an autistic son that he has suddenly gained sole custody of. He didn’t intend on having feelings for the woman who he’s renting his cottage from…after all, she has Ordnung to follow. But he can’t help the way he feels as he sees his son forming a strong bond with the cottage owner. Sadie loves his son but she must follow the rules of the Amish ways. Kade knows they’re from two very different worlds. Can God have the improbable in store for these two very different souls by promising them forever? Find out in this plain and simply AMAZING book… Read more »

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Sep 27
Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman

Plain Pursuit by Beth Wiseman

I really love the plain and simple stories like that of The Daughters of Promise Series. They really bring the Amish life right to the readers! This is the second book in The Daughters of the Promise Series, and it brings us into the life of Lillian Stoltzfus’ friend, Carley. Carley does not know or trust in God and gave running after her dreams long ago. But then she comes to visit Lillian and things start changing her way of thinking! Especially when she meets the shunned Dr. Noah. Dr. Noah was shunned from the Amish community and is forbidden to help Carley’s friends. But with the boy growing sicker, he’s determined to do anything to save his life. He’s also determined to pursuit the beautiful Englischer friend as he’s falling for her! Can Carley accept the God everyone around her is talking about, the same one she doesn’t know or trust? What will happen when she’s pursued by a strong love?? As with my opinion of Beth Wiseman’s Plain Perfect, this novel will draw you in to be part of the story! Still the Karen Kingsbury of Amish fiction, Beth’s novels just get better and better! I truly enjoyed… Read more »

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