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Comment by Debora Wilder on June 9, 2015 at 9:17pm

Are the winners of the May contests going to be posted here? It would help if the title of the book won was part of the discussion title within this group.

Comment by Melony Teague on April 21, 2015 at 10:12am

I won "Where Rivers Part" by Kellie Coates Gilbert.

This book keeps you guessing right up until the end.  Dr. Juliet Ryan has spent most of her life to aquireing her considerable scientific knowledge to bring a high level of safety to the food and beverage industry. Her newly acquired position at Larimar springs is all that she dreamed of, or so it seems. While her life and career unravel before her, tragedy strikes from all sides and she must dig deep to uncover the truth. The truth about the company she works for and in her personal life, the truth about where she stands in relationship to her father with whom she has some issues.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book with its plot twists and turns. A hard one to put down once I got started.

Comment by Tina Rice on March 30, 2015 at 11:42am

In the last drawing I won a copy of The Trouble With Patience by Maggie Brendan.

When will they mail the books out?



Comment by Melissa M. on February 21, 2015 at 10:41pm

I didn't know I was supposed to comment when I won a book, so I'm late in doing so!  I won "A Promise to Protect" by Patricia Bradley. I haven't yet had time to read it because I'm reading so many other books, and I want to read the 1st in the series first, but I'm glad I won it. :)

Comment by Beverly L Terry on February 6, 2015 at 1:39am

I won Laugh Out Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliot. I couldn't find where to put the review for this (December hasn't appeared yet), so I'm putting it here for now. 

I posted this review on my blog and Wordpress sends it out to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+. I also posted this review on Shelfari, Goodreads,, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, CBD, deepershopping, Chapters, LibraryThing, 

Good humor is a valuable commodity. Let me re-phrase that. Good clean humor is a valuable commodity. Clean humor is not as easy to find as you might think. Much of the humor of the past three or so decades is based on making fun of someone else or of other ideas. It capitalizes on someone's mistakes. It belittles and minimizes someone else's worth. To find good humor means leaving that base in the dust and finding things that are truly funny at no one else's expense. Even the definition of clean has variations and shades of meaning.

As a parent, when my children were young, I didn't want them to think that devaluing someone else was funny. Slapstick was fine, as well as play on words and incongruities. We loved all things animal humor. Those were our standards. This book contains a similar standard. It is written for young children, perhaps from 6-10 years. The content is squeaky clean. Many of the jokes date back to my childhood years with a few new ones sprinkled here and there. There are 126 pages of fun.

It is divided by chapters by categories:

Chapter 1: Questions and Answers
Chapter 2: Awesome Animal Jokes
Chapter 3: Knock Knock Jokes
Chapter 4: Tongue Twisters
Chapter 5: Some Things to Think About

One of the Question and Answers I've never heard before goes like this:

Question: What did the alien say to the flower bed?
Answer: Take me to your weeder.

Here's one from Chapter 2 I haven't heard before:

Question: Where do bees come from?
Answer: Stingapore and Beelivia

Do knock knock jokes make you groan?

"Knock, knock!"
"Who's There?"
"Everest, who?"
"Do we Everest from telling knock knock jokes?"

One parting shot:

"If a fly didn't have wings, would we call it a walk?"

Now, I found this is just one book in a collection. There are many more books just like this one. They came out with a new one in 2014 if you are looking for more. I recommend this to anyone who wants pure and simple humor for their children.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary review copy of this book from The Book Club Network ( on behalf of Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Comment by Becky Lewis on December 2, 2014 at 10:45pm

Review for The Brickmaker's Bride:

Brickmakers Ewan McKay and his uncle Hugh Crothers consider buying the brickyard belonging to Laura Woodfield's deceased father. Little do they know that it will not be a "clean sale." Laura, who as a young deb, should only concern herself with social niceties, will retain a keen interest in the performance and success of the brickyard. Add integrity, laziness, greed, shameless manipulation, trust in God, caring for the poor, political aspirations and societal expectations together; and you get a turbulent look at the re-establishment of a brick-making business. Will it succeed or fail? Given the mix of the characters' personalities, the reader is apt to want the business to do both!

Miller has done a tremendous amount of homework to be able to describe the brickmaking process so meticulously. At times, it seemed a lot of detail to take in. I absolutely loved the ridiculous relationship between Uncle Hugh and his ultra-controlling wife, Maggie. Tragic to see in real life, it was rather fun to read about. To me, the characters in this book give it life and breath, whether
we think about the brickmakers who were careless and had to be retrained, politically inclined Winston, or reserved Kathleen with her struggles against her sister. A book for the keeper shelves.

I won this book in a drawing at in exchange for an honest review. I have posted this review on Amazon, B&N, Booksamillion, CBD, DeeperShopping, FamilyChristian, Goodreads, LibraryThing, with links to FB and Twitter, NovelCrossing, Parable, and Powell's.

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I simply want to enter the November GiveAway.  Am I too late?  I hope not.  Still learning here.  

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Comment by Pamela Jo Meitzler on November 19, 2014 at 6:57pm

Received The Brickmaker's Bride in the mail today! Can't wait to start reading! Thanks so much!

Comment by Becky Lewis on November 5, 2014 at 4:30pm
Also excited to see my name on the list of winners for a Brickmaker's Bride by Judith Miller. I have enjoyed many of her books and look forward to reading and reviewing this one!

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