The Gift of Christmas Past #giveaway ends 11/27 US

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book as part of the blog tour. Opinions shared are mine.

The dishes have been cleared and the house put back in order. Instead of shopping today, we’re reading!  The Gift of Christmas Past is a quick read that you can enjoy with your morning coffee this week.

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Mercy Triumphs by Jana Kelley — book spotlight

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Two years ago, a family very dear to us moved to Saudi Arabia.  They were invited to be teachers of an elite, progressive private American school.  When the initial plan was announced, the rest of us were all atwitter with worry. Why would they move across the world? What would they do with all their belongings? Would we ever see them again? These brave friends gave away all that they owned, made arrangements for their pets to be adopted, and followed their wanderlust to distant lands.  We keep in touch through texts, photos, and blog posts.  They visited the US over the summer and threw a huge pizza party to reunite with friends.  Their children have taken amazing field trips to Nepal and China.  Following the nudge from God was exactly what they were supposed to do.  My sweet friend recently posted on her blog:

Sunshine all the time makes a desert.

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Indescribable by Louie Giglio #giveaway

Disclosure: I received this book to review. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

Lately my son is completely interested in shows like Bill Nye the Science Guy, Magic School Bus, and basically anything that has a science theme.  He told me that he’s like to be a scientist when he grows up, “but scientists don’t believe in God.”  Wait, WHAT?!  

That’s when I knew that Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science was going to come in handy. [Read more…]

Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan #giveaway 5 winners

Disclosure: Litfuse sent me this book as part of the blog tour. Opinions shared are mine.

As a fan of Lisa Scottoline’s legal thrillers, I really enjoyed Rachel Dylan’s Deadly Proof.  Set in Atlanta, this story gives the reader a peek into the inner workings of a corrupt pharmaceutical company.  It’s all Erin Brockovich kind of stuff, with hunky Landon James as a good side character.

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I’m Not a Scaredy Cat, The Delusion, and Killman Creek mini book reviews

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My husband and I have been binge-watching The Great British Baking Show lately, so my reading time is constantly interrupted by images of sweet treats.  We really need to find a new show that burns more calories. Thankfully, the books I’ve been reading lately are fat-free.

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Monsterland by Michael Okon book spotlight

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Forget that family vacation to a fantasy theme park with smiling characters, deliriously happy music, and incessant chatter from tiny people.  Once your teens read Monsterland, they’ll have a new destination in mind!  [Read more…]

Ordinary Graces by Lucinda Secrest McDowell Blog Tour and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received this title as part of a book tour. Opinions shared are mine.

Remember when I told  you about Dwelling Places?  The same author, Lucinda Secrest McDowell, takes readers on a journey of the heart in her recently released devotional.  As of the past few years, announcing a “word of the year” has been the big trend for New Year’s Day.  Ordinary Graces takes a similar approach, but makes the word fun last all year ’round. [Read more…]

Rule of Law by Randy Singer

Disclosure: I received this book from Litfuse Publicity. Opinions shared are mine.

I’m thinking of having some shirts and posters made, declaring “Randy Singer for President.”   For those who love TV shows with a government setting, the political thriller Rule of Law is a gold mine of reading material!  [Read more…]

The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan

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If you love to read books that tell what happens behind closed doors, this one’s for you! The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan was simultaneously deep and shallow, providing us with insight into the minds of a seemingly perfect family. [Read more…]

Adored 365 Day Devotional for Girls #giveaway #AdoredByGod #FlyBy

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. [Read more…]