Hearts Entwined historical romance novella collection

Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher. Opinions shared are mine.

How did you spend Super Bowl Sunday?  I tried not to get sick.  Instead, I covered in a blanket and read books while my husband watched Super Bowl stuff ALL DAY.  I lifted my head a couple of times, mostly to see Pink and Justin Timberlake.  Other than that, though, it was enough to finish reading The Couple Next Door and Hearts Entwined.

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Take a Ruby Falls cave tour – Chattanooga TN

Disclosure: Ruby Falls provided me with a complimentary tour. Opinions shared are mine.

One of the most memorable experiences of our autumn Chattanooga camping trip was our Ruby Falls visit.  Have you heard of this beautiful attraction?

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This Story Is for You by Greg Pizzoli – US #giveaway ends

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When people ask me how I taught” my kids how to love books, the answer is simple.  I love the kids by reading with them….A LOT.  We make reading part of our lives, and they had choices about what we read.  My son prefers Star Wars audiobooks and my daughter devours young adult series books.  As younger children, they typically selected stories about friendship and love.  This Story Is for You by Greg Pizzoli (from Disney publishing, available April 2018) is a great example of a book that my kids would have wanted to read again and again. [Read more…]

Your One and Only by Adrianne Finlay book review #giveaway 3 winners US

Disclosure: SQUEAL!  I received a free copy of the book thanks to the blog tour powers that be. Opinions shared are mine.

My husband is a really sweet guy, and he loves me “a really lot” as my kids used to say.  The poor man does not understand me, though, when it comes to books.  So when the book Your One & Only arrived in the mail and I shrieked like a banshee, I got The Look of WhatInTheWorld.  Lucky for me, YOU know how exciting that is!   [Read more…]

How to get FREE books

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It’s hard to believe that we’re already in February. How did that happen, when Christmas was just yesterday?!   Have you noticed that I have a thing for books?  I especially like FREE books! I enjoy borrowing books from friends and from the library, but sometimes I just want to have that book for keeps. Here are a few suggestions to help you get free books.  Consider it a Valentine’s Day gift to yourself!
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Top 100 Classic Radio Shows #LoveIsInTheAir #giveaway ends 2/14 US #rwm

Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher. Opinions shared are mine.

Once upon a time, the airwaves were flooded with amazing content that went beyond music!  Top 100 Classic Radio Shows from the Portable Press Store  brings back this fabulous genre with colorful, glossy pages and a CD sampler.   [Read more…]

Disney Tangled The Dreamer in Me Secret Journal #giveaway US ends 2/15

Disclosure: I am a Parragon VIP blogger and received a free copy of this book. Opinions shared are mine. 

Creativity is a muscle that must be exercised.  When you were little, did you love to express yourself through your writing and doodles?  I sure did!  The Disney Tangled Dreamer in Me secret journal from Parragon is the perfect platform for such fancy thoughts!  [Read more…]

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp – book review

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to review. Opinions shared are mine.

So, I freely admit that I was passionate about reading this book mostly because I really wanted to read This Is Where It Ends, but I don’t own that book.  I did have a copy of Before I Let Go, so….that was a simple decision.  After finishing the book in 2 days, let me sum up my reading experience in 3 words.

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Incline Railway + Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, TN

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets for the Incline Railway; opinions shared are mine.


A few days ago, my students listened to the “I Have a Dream” speech and cheered when Dr. King mentioned Lookout Mountain.  Ironically, very few of them could identify just where Lookout Mountain was!  My own kids know, thanks to our recent visit to Chattanooga.  We took the Incline Railway to the top of the mountain. Here’s what it was like!  [Read more…]

Coldwater by Samuel Parker blog tour #Coldwater @RevellBooks @parkersuspense

Disclosure: I received a free copy of Coldwater from the publisher. Opinions shared are mine.

Bad brothers have been a thing since, well, the actual beginning of biblical history.  Cain and Abel ring a bell?  How about Jacob and Esau?  Many cultures have myths about siblings gone bad.  Set vs. Osiris, Romulus against Remus, and such stories give credence to the term “bad blood.”    A few years ago, one of my former students was fatally shot by his older brother.  Such stories have a sense of darker omen than just a conflict of personality.  There’s something, somehow worse than regular violence, that makes us cringe harder when a brother could turn against his own flesh and blood.  The book Coldwater by Samuel Parker takes us to a backwoods town where Michael Sullivan literally turned dark side.

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