What do you get when you cross Rustic Crust, seedlings, and leftovers? #giveaway

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Rustic Crust #giveaway

My family has a tradition – they always get me hanging plants for Mother’s Day.  I love getting my annual baskets; they hang happily from my front porch.  Unfortunately, those flowers don’t prepare lunch for my family. We’ll still arrive home from church on Mother’s Day, with everyone expecting to be fed.  Does your family have special plans for Mother’s Day?  If lunch is in order, why not set out Rustic Crust and let everyone prepare their own meal? If you’re shipping your Mother’s Day gift, no worries. All online orders receive free shipping. [Read more…]

Sister Dear by Laura McNeill book review tour #LitfuseReads

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Sisterhood is something I never enjoyed until I was an adult. My dearest friends became my sisters, starting with my college roommate and extending to my sister-in-law.  I’ve been so fortunate to create relationships with some amazing women, those I’d trust with my own life and that of my children.  In the book Sister Dear by Laura McNeill, the main character Allie is thrown into prison for manslaughter. Not part of her 10 year plan, that’s for sure! She depends on her only lifeline – her sister – to keep her in touch with life.   This book has all the makings of a Lifetime movie!

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I Can Learn to Pray from Tommy Nelson #Giveaway

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I Can Learn to Pray from Tommy Nelson - #giveaway
There’s a church camp song that stayed in my mind after all these years. It was called “Learning to Pray” — from one of the missionary visitors we had that year. I can’t even remember the name of the singer, but I remember some of the lyrics. It went like this:

Learning to pray,
Nothing pleases the Father more than his children
Learning to pray.

Words find their way
to the heart of the Savior.
God hears His children
Learning to pray.

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Mother’s Day 2016 gifts: The Choice, Mars…with Venus Rising, BeautyBox5

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Lucky us, we have another whole week before Mother’s Day. That means if you think quick, you just might have a gift wrapped and ready before your mom even suspects anything!  Here are some sure-to-please gift ideas.

Ready for another heart-slash-cuddle-inspiring story as only Nicholas Sparks can deliver?  Get mom The Choice paperback, and tell her that you’ll see the movie together.  It releases on May 3 in both Blu-ray and DVD formats!  Go ahead and pre-order it so that you can watch it with your favorite women on Mother’s Day.

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The Inheritance by Michael Phillips – book review #LitfuseReads

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The Inheritance
As we enter the world of The Inheritance, we’re transformed by the historic connections of the story. This novel spans several decades and geographic locales. Its format is unusual, because it has a horde of one- and two-page chapters. This made the writing feel choppy and stunted.  However, there’s a helpful family tree at the front of the book to make things a bit easier to keep up with. [Read more…]

Join Becky Wade for a Facebook Party May 5

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Becky Wade’s books are always sweet as sugar.  I always check the mail with anticipation when one is coming, because I know it’s one that I can pass on to my sister and grandmother.  Are you looking forward to another one? Stay tuned for Her One and Only, releasing May 3!  Her One and Only, book four in Becky Wade’s Porter Family novels, is already receiving a lot of buzz. A female bodyguard plus her star NFL client plus danger equals a great recipe for romance! To celebrate, Becky is hosting an author chat party on her Facebook page on May 5 at 5 PM PDT/8 PM EDT. Join Becky for an evening of book chat with other bookworms and prizes.

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An Appalachian transplant’s list of books

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If you’ve visited Appalachia, you know the way that the mountains whisper. The mist steals into your soul, and won’t let go until you return. I moved to this area in 1993 and it became my home. My babies were born here; they’re Tennessee natives now. On weekends we enjoy hiking in the hills, and playing in the creeks that abound in this beautiful countryside. The local sights of nature are incredible. For example, one spring evening I saw this triple rainbow above the mountains — it was spectacular, and my cell phone photo does not do it justice!

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Iced coffee can earn you free Amazon gift codes!

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Attention coffee devotees…… If you drink iced or chilled bottled coffee, apply for Starbucks exclusive online community .  You do not want to miss this!  Through the free program,  you can provide your opinions and feedback directly to Starbucks decision-makers.  I love having an iced coffee to get me through the morning (or afternoon…) commute.  It’s a delicious way to treat myself during a busy day!   [Read more…]

A Dream of Miracles by Ruth Reid – book tour review #LitfuseReads

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Dream of Miracles

The cover of this book is pretty enough to hang on the wall, isn’t it?  The wonder-filled gaze of Mattie, the story’s main character, belies a simple Amish romance.  A Dream of Miracles is anything but simple!  [Read more…]

Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti book review #giveaway

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Song of Silence

Here’s another homerun from Cynthia Ruchti!  One of my favorite authors, Ruchti takes everyday characters and turns them into real people we can relate to.  In the book Song of Silence, she creates a spectacular story around a passed-up music teacher and her husband. [Read more…]