November 2016 Blog Posts (43)

The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

The Silent Songbird (Hagenheim, #7) The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Added by Rachael Merritt on November 15, 2016 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Review of DEVOTIONS FOR A DEEPER LIFE

Devotions for a Deeper Life: A Daily Devotional

“His insights and understand of the nature of God will challenge you to examine your faith and grow in depth and maturity,” the back jacket states in Oswald Chambers’s book, Devotions for a Deeper Life.

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Added by connywithay on November 15, 2016 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Review of 365 DEVOTIONS FOR FINDING REST

365 Devotions for Finding Rest

If you’re searching for a way to rest – if you’re looking to satisfy the deep, God-given yearning in your soul and to quiet the buzzing in your mind that comes from too much activity and not enough downtime – this devotional is for you,” Christina Vinson pens in the introduction to her book, 365 Devotions for Finding Rest.



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Added by connywithay on November 15, 2016 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Child of the River – Irma Joubert (4-4.5 Stars)

Child of the River follows Persomi as she grows up as a poor white girl living in the South African Bushveld.  While the farmers of the area enjoy a prosperous life before the events of the Second World War, Persomi and her family live as illiterate sharecroppers, dependent on the care and provision of the farm’s owners.  Persomi befriends the farmer’s children, but recognizes the inherent separation between their social positions.  When her family falls apart and exciting…

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Added by Brittany at BooksandBiscuitsBlog on November 15, 2016 at 9:51am — No Comments

Review of ALL THE PRETTY THINGS

All the Pretty Things: The Story of a Southern Girl Who Went through Fire to Find Her Way Home

“What Daddy looked for in the bottom of the bottle, I looked for on the faces of everyone I met. I guess we weren’t that different after all,” Edie Wadsworth realizes in her memoir, All the Pretty Things.



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Added by connywithay on November 14, 2016 at 5:55pm — No Comments

The Ringmasters Wife by Kristy Cambron

I throughly enjoyed my visit to the Big Top and getting to know real life John and Mable Ringling and fictional Colin Keary and Lady Rosamund Easling. The story follows the Ringlings from the late 1800s to the late 1920s. The fictional characters of Colin and Rosamund begin around the early 1920s. Kristy Cambron writes with a back and forth, one chapter to the next telling until all four characters lives are intertwined. Mable and Rosamund are similar in that instead of dreaming of what they… Continue

Added by Gail Hollingsworth on November 13, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Review of SIMPLY HAPPY

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Simply Happy: A Crash Course in Chicken Soup for the Soul Advice and Wisdom

“That’s why I’ve written this crash course for you – a quick, deep dive into the most essential tips for creating a happy, confident, positive life filled with passion and purpose,” Amy Newmark writes in the introduction of her book, Simply Happy: A Crash Course in Chicken Soup for the Soul Advice and Wisdom.



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Added by connywithay on November 9, 2016 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Waves of Mercy by Lynn Austin



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Added by Nancee Marchinowski on November 9, 2016 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Review of GOD'S GIFT

God's Gift (Hardcover)

“I think we know now the true meaning of Hanukkah and Christmas. They are about God and His gifts to us!” Jacob announces in Lee Ann Mancini’s children’s book, God’s Gift.



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Added by connywithay on November 9, 2016 at 2:32pm — No Comments

* CONTEST * The Food Safety Book ~ 1 Free Giveaway!

The Food Safety Book: What You Don't Know Could Kill You

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by Joe Kivett & Dr. Mark Tamplin with Dr. Gerald J. Kivett

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Added by connywithay on November 9, 2016 at 10:54am — No Comments

Review of THE FOOD SAFETY BOOK

The Food Safety Book: What You Don't Know Could Kill You

“We feel that The Food Safety Book offers consumers a simple, one-stop reference for basic issues regarding food safety,” Joe Kivett and Dr. Mark Tamplin with Dr. Gerald J. Kivett write in the introduction of their book.

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Added by connywithay on November 8, 2016 at 2:56pm — No Comments

A Portrait of Emily Price – Katherine Reay (4.5-5 Stars)

Ms. Reay’s newest novel, A Portrait of Emily Price, follows the adventures of the title character as she travels to Atlanta for her job as an insurance restoration specialist.  Along the way, she meets Ben Vassallo, an Italian chef determined to revitalize his aunt and uncle’s restaurant.  Ben and Emily bond over his project, even as they both realize that they must soon return to their respective homes.  They instead decide to marry and travel to Ben’s hometown in Italy.  Although…

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Added by Brittany at BooksandBiscuitsBlog on November 8, 2016 at 8:23am — No Comments

Review of NORMAL NINA AND THE MAGIC BOX

Normal Nina and the Magic Box: US Version

“Adventures are great but,

That’s enough for one day,

I’m Normal Nina and,

I’m happy that way!”

Ian Sadler states in his rhyming children’s book, Normal Nina and the Magic Box.

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Added by connywithay on November 7, 2016 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Book signing: Tomorrow, 2pm Peoria North Branch Library. All local authors.

I will be joining other local authors tomorrow at 2pm at the North Branch of the Peoria Library to sign my new book Estate of Mind. I hope you can join us.  As a tiny child, before kindergarten, my mother would drop me off at the Cleveland Public Library for the day while she went shopping. The librarian would settle me down with the Beatrix Potter books and I…

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Added by Jacqueline Gillam Fairchild on November 4, 2016 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Review of THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF DOGS

The Secret Language of Dogs: Unlocking the Canine Mind for a Happier Pet

“Building a secure bond, communicating effectively, and understanding how your dog perceives the world will help you teach your dog successfully,” Victoria Stilwell writes in the introduction of her book, The Secret Language of Dogs: Unlocking the Canine Mind for a Happier Pet.

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Added by connywithay on November 4, 2016 at 1:02pm — No Comments

* CONTEST * Trust My Heart ~ 1 Free Book Giveaway!

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TRUST MY HEART.

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Added by connywithay on November 4, 2016 at 11:18am — No Comments

Review of FRACTURED MEMORY

Fractured Memory (Love Inspired Suspense)

“She didn’t want this to be her life­ – to be forced to run when she finally found some measure of peace and purpose again,” Julia Galloway’s mindset dictates in Jordyn Redwood’s novel, Fractured Memory.

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Added by connywithay on November 3, 2016 at 2:37pm — No Comments

BOOK FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

In this season of election, when abortion is a hot-button issue, you might be interested in my inspy romantic suspense novel, Hush, Little Baby. You can get it for a 25% discount direct from the publisher at http://bit.ly/25L5WkR. Here's the back cover blurb:

Investigative journalist, Amber Blake, is a little person…

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Added by Deborah Piccurelli on November 2, 2016 at 10:06pm — No Comments

The Saddle Maker's Son by Kelly Irvin

Amish stories are some of my favorite. And each different author I read gives a different perspective into their lives. Interesting how they hold fast to their faith in light of the world's circumstances that always seem to come into their communities in one way or the other.

Rebekah has a sister that left her Amish home to marry Jesse, also Amish but they choose to live in the English world. For this Rebekah has been punished by her family and the boys in her community. They are all… Continue

Added by Gail Hollingsworth on November 2, 2016 at 12:26am — No Comments

Forgiveness by Marianne Evans

Country music singer, Chase Bradington and…

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Added by Nancee Marchinowski on November 1, 2016 at 6:34pm — No Comments

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