An Elegant Facade by Kristi Ann Hunter

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Sometimes the truth can threaten to topple us!  In the novel An Elegant Facade, Georgina lived that threat every day. [Read more…]

Welcome Winter with a Cozy Book #giveaway

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Winter activities like playing in the snow don’t really appeal to me. Now, reading….yes!  The reviews for Shepherd, Potter, Spy, and the Star Namer by Peggy Miracle Consolver were upbeat and positive, so I can’t wait to check it out.  One lucky reader will win a copy of the paperback book PLUS a $5 Amazon e-gift card.  [Read more…]

Midwife or Modern Medicine? The Mark of the King book review

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Choosing a midwife over modern medicine is gaining in popularity over the past few years. When my children were born, I definitely considered all of my options. I wasn’t keen on a bathtub birth or going natural, for that matter. Still, I’m fascinated by the way that millions of women have braved the birth process with the help of a midwife!  What’s your opinion on it?  If you’re interested in how it was done in the late 1790’s, you need to check out The Mark of the King.
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Warm up 2017’s Frosty Beginnings with Down Squash Blossom Road by Janet Chester Bly #giveaway ends 1/31

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I hope you’re enjoying this January day, readers.  We’re participating in the Frosty Beginnings Giveaway Hop hosted by MamatheFox is giving away a Robyn Babymel Diaper Bag. Be sure to enter all the giveaways linked at the bottom of the post.  Our giveaway winner will receive a copy of Down Squash Blossom Road from the author, Janet Chester Bly.  [Read more…]

Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble

Look at all the snow we got last night! We awoke to approximately 5 inches of snow on our deck. Luckily, the mailman delivered this beautiful new Colleen Coble book last night, so I grabbed it as soon as my eyes opened!

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Of Stillness and Storm by Michele Phoenix

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Whether you’re a resolution-type person or not, you’re sure to enter the new year with anticipation and hope.  Even if last year was wonderful, it’s natural to want better in the months to come.  What if the past contained the good times, though?

Living a new life in 2017 can be simple.  By changing even one small habit, we can loosen the bonds of pain and regret.  Spreading our wings makes us stronger!

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Spark the holiday cheer with these simple tasks

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It’s that wonderful time of the year.  Sparkling lights, festive garlands, and gorgeous gift wrap.  Has it overwhelmed you yet?  When I’m getting bogged down with all the holiday strife, here are some ways that I revive the spark of cheer!

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Zero calorie stocking stuffer treats – Trust My Heart, Pixie Scents

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Chocolate might be on Santa’s list, but many of us look for zero calorie stocking stuffer treats.  Consider these goodies for guilt-free indulgence!

Pixie Scents

We just returned from a family trip to Disney World.  On one chilly evening, my son passed a popcorn cart and couldn’t stop thinking about it.  After he asked for some “buttery popcorn” the third time, we had to stop at the cart and get some! [Read more…]

For Fans of Switched At Birth – Fraying at the Edge by Cindy Woodsmall

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My sister recently told me that she loves the tv show Switched at Birth. I haven’t seen it, but am familiar with the basic story line. Fans of the show might be interested in a similar book series called The Amish of Summer Grove by Cindy Woodsmall. In the series, two young women discover they were switched at birth. The big difference here, though, is that one girl has been raised in an Amish household!  You can imagine the culture shock, right? Fraying at the Edge - for fans of Switched at Birth! [Read more…]

The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore

I am guilty of trying too hard.  That last sprinkle of salt in a soup can send it in the red zone of sodium content.  In trying to welcome a houseguest, I drive her crazy by offering every item in my cabinet.   Sometimes my outfits just have a little too much going on…going from effortless to over-the-top.  That’s how I felt about The Undoing of Saint Silvanus. Having enjoyed Beth Moore’s writing in the past, I felt sure that I would be absolutely entranced by her first novel.  While it was good, it wasn’t what I’d expect from Moore.  Her down to earth, delightful writing style just got lost in the story.  My BFF’s mom, who loaned me the book, gave it a B/C rating. I’d have to agree.

The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore - reviewed at [Read more…]