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Gina Holmes writes an inspirational, insightful look at spousal abuse

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 7:34pm 0 Comments

I want to say, "Wings of Glass" by Gina Holmes is a great book. It looks at abuse from several perspectives, truly depicts the predicament of an abused woman and allows the reader to watch her take control of her situation. Penny Taylor realizes the problem, but fears taking action to free herself from her husband Trent.

New found friends Callie Mae and Fatimah have walked that road.

What will the oputcome be once Penny discovers she is pregnant?

It…

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The Cat that God Sent - Jim Kraus

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 7:46am 0 Comments

Years ago, I learned this adage: If you don’t feel close to God, who moved? Can a cat, sent by God, help bring people back into God’s grace and appreciate His mercy?

In ‘The Cat That God Sent’, author Jim Kraus brings Petey, a stray cat, into the lives of the Church of the Open Door in the small town of Coudersport PA. to help answer that.  Pastor Jake Wilkerson, homeless young woman, Tassie, Dr. Emma, the local vet, Speedy Davis, the local hermit, as well as many others are reached…

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Unbreakable, by Nancy Mehl

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 4:18pm 0 Comments

The citizens of the small Mennonite community of Kingdom, Kansas are being plagued. Fear is growing.

After receiving a warning to be ‘careful’, quilt shop owner, Hope Kauffman is run off the road. Shaken and scared, she is relieved when neighbor Jonathon Wiese arrives on the scene in his truck to help her home.

Her attraction to Jonathon grows and she begins to question her engagement to pacifist Ebbie Miller.

Jonathon is trying to promote the church elders into taking a…

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Who are YOU?. Then, WHO am I?

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 6:46pm 0 Comments

Diana Lesire Brandmeyer has taken an old plot and given it a new personality. Published by Tyndale, Brandmeyer’s new book, “Mind of her Own”, almost makes amnesia sound like it could be fun.

Louisa Copeland is a ‘perfect’ wife for lawyer Collin, despite three young children, their home is spotless, the car pool is run, dinner is ready when/if he arrives home. Something is missing, maybe her life is too perfect and too bland, she certainly feels lost. What is the secret she is…

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At 4:16pm on December 22, 2015, Freda Mans-Labianca said…

Happy birthday!

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Happy birthday!

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Happy birthday!

At 2:47pm on September 3, 2012, Sarah Sundin said…

Wonderful! I'll send the 3 copies. I hope you - and your blog readers - enjoy the book! Please let me know the link when the giveaway posts so I can chat it up on Facebook and Twitter!

At 5:30pm on September 1, 2012, Sarah Sundin said…

Hi Mary! Congratulations on winning the 35 books from CAN! I offered 3 copies of my newest novel, With Every Letter, not realizing all 35 books would go to one winner. Whoops. I'd be thrilled to send you 3 copies (Christmas presents? Donations to church library/retirement home?) or I could send you 1 copy of With Every Letter, and a complete set of my Wings of Glory series (A Distant Melody, A Memory Between Us, and Blue Skies Tomorrow). Please let me know which you'd prefer!

At 7:49am on August 5, 2012, Nora St.Laurent said…

WELCOME!! I'm SO EXCITED YOU ARE HERE!!! AUGUST is our 2 year  BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!! We will be giving away 10 books a day - ALL MONTH LONG!!

You have a chance to enter a new contest every day. Winners picked at the end of the week - and announced once a week.

Usually our CONTEST LINKS LIVE 19th - 21st each month. You can enter to win copies of the books on the front page! Enter them all - Interact with the authors!! It's so much fun!


2012 is going to be a great BOOK FUN YEAR!! We are going to have more book giveaways, you’ll get to know more authors. Bethany house and B & H have some great featured authors this year and so does the group here called CAN (Christian Authors Network)


Check out the Book Club Pages. We have review sites, Book stores have put up pages, some of them are in the process of starting a book club, it just might be in your area. This is not a site you need to be on every day, but just check out parts of it when you can.


I LOVE Book club. I’m passionate about getting the word out about Christian authors and their books to book clubs. I think this could be a great for them to meet for each to learn from the other; authors from book clubs and book clubs from authors, I’ve seen that so far. It’s been fun to watch. We’ll see where the Lord leads us in 2012. We have many exciting opportunities lined up just for you. Book Clubs are about relationships with each other and with authors. It’s a win win!


Blessings to you
Nora :o)


Nora StLaurent 
The Book Club Network CEO www.bookfun.org 
Finding Hope Through Fiction - www.psalm516.blogspot.com 
Christian Fiction On-line Mag - Columnist
Former ACFW Book Club Coordinator

At 7:48am on August 5, 2012, Nora St.Laurent said…

I wanted you to know that The Book Club Network has a FACEBOOK page. You can hear about others giveaways and book events there too. If you are an author you can POST your book events on the FRONT PAGE of this network for all to see. Announce book signings, speaking engagements or anything else book related! We have people from ALL over the USA, Canada and world wide FACE BOOK LINK https://www.facebook.com/groups/146903260542/

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