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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Married Life Review & Giveaway

Let me start with I LOVE being married. It's great knowing I have a partner to keep me in check, support me and raise my family with. When I received the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul series book the Chicken Soup for the Soul : Married Life,  I couldn't have been happier! As I sat down to read a few of the stories it was like I was looking at my own marriage and it also gave me time to laugh knowing others have the same things going on in their own marriage. My favorite story so far is … [Read more...]

The Harvest of Grace by Cindy Woodsmall – Review

Reeling from an unexpected betrayal, can Sylvia find relief from the echoes of her past…or will they shape her future forever? Although Sylvia Fisher recognizes that most Old Order Amish women her age spend their hours managing a household and raising babies, she has just one focus—tending and nurturing the herd on her family’s dairy farm. But when a dangerous connection with an old beau forces her to move far from home, she decides to concentrate on a new start and pour her energy into … [Read more...]

The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir

About The Corruptible by Mark Mynheir How much money would it take for you to betray the truth? Ex-homicide detective Ray Quinn never had glamorous thoughts of the life of a private investigator—but being cornered in a bathroom stall by the enraged philandering husband of a client? That’s something he could live without. Retired from homicide and living with a painful disability, Ray’s options are limited. Stick to the job, keep impetuous sidekick Crevis alive, and spend quiet evenings … [Read more...]

Faithful To Laura by Kathleen Fuller Review

About Faithful To Laura Laura’s Amish faith requires her to forgive, but she can only think of revenge. Laura Stutzman leaves her Kentucky community for Middlefield, Ohio, with one purpose: to find Mark King, the man who pledged his love to her, then left. She can’t move on with her life until he explains why. Sawyer Thompson is a Yankee who spent his teen years in an Amish home. Now an adult, he has to make a decision—go back to the life he knew as a child or join the church. … [Read more...]

A Path Toward Love by Cara Lynn James Review

About The Book Katherine came home to forget her past. The last thing she expected is a hopeful future. Young widow Katherine Osborne returns to her family’s rustic camp on Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Mountains. She’s determined to live a quiet life, but her socialite mother is equally determined to push her into a new marriage while she’s still young. Andrew Townsend has known Katherine since they were children. An attorney who is successful, but not wealthy, he knows she is … [Read more...]

Arms Of Love by Kelly Long Review

About The Book The year is 1777. America is in turmoil. And Amish life is far different than today. Pennsylvania in the late 18th century, once called William Penn’s Woods, was an assortment of different faiths living together for the first time in American history. Included in this tapestry was a small and struggling population called Amish. Surrounding this peaceful people were unavoidable threats: both Patriots and the British were pillaging land and goods for the sake of the war, … [Read more...]

The Bridge of Peace by Cindy Woodsmall Review

Love alone isn’t enough to overcome some obstacles. Lena Kauffman is a young Old Order Amish schoolteacher who has dealt all her life with attention raised by a noticeable birthmark on her cheek. Having learned to move past the stares and whispers, Lena channels her zest for living into her love of teaching. But tensions mount as she is challenged to work with a rebellious young man and deal with several crises at the schoolhouse that threaten her other students. Her lack of submission and … [Read more...]

Sweeter Than Birdsong by Rosslyn Elliott

About The Book Music offers Kate sweet refuge from her troubles…but real freedom is sweeter. In Westerville, Ohio, 1855, Kate Winter’s dreams are almost within reach. As the first woman to graduate from Otterbein College, she’ll be guaranteed her deepest wish: escape from the dark secret haunting her family. But with her mother determined to marry her off to a wealthy man, Kate must face reality. She has to run. Now. And she has the perfect plan. Join the upcoming musical performance--and … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Food and Love Giveaway + recipe

About The Book 101 Stories Celebrating Special Times with Family and Friends... and Recipes Too! Food is an expression of love — both the romantic kind and the comforting kind between family and friends. With its savory, sweet, and sometimes spicy stories, this delightful collection will sprinkle in laughs, warm hearts of readers, and stir up memories that certain aromas and tastes always bring. Readers will relish the stories on how love and food together played a flavorful part in life. … [Read more...]

The Road Trip by Jo Lynn Crozier Review & Giveaway

Liz always felt God beside her, but she never imagined she would be in his passenger seat! In this humorous, heartfelt adventure story, God invites an ordinary woman to travel with him on a life-changing road trip. Along the way, they encounter fantastic beings, heavenly houses, and extraordinary communities that Liz could never have imagined. But this is no vacation. God has a lot to teach Liz, and behind all the whimsy is a deeper spiritual message with real-life applications. Buckle up and … [Read more...]

The Fat Boy Chronicles Review

From The Back Of The Fat Boy Chronicles Inspired by a true story, The Fat Boy Chronicles follows Jimmy Winterpock, the subject of brutal high school bullying. Jimmy overcomes the torment by finding the strength to focus on his goal to lose weight and win over the girl of his dreams. Based on the acclaimed novel by Diane Lang and Michael Buchanan, the film has been heralded by critics for bringing real world issues that affect teenagers to an audience looking for answers. Dr. John Barge, … [Read more...]

Flash Giveaway #6 – Chicken Soup For The Soul: Just For PreTeens

About The Book You're growing up, your friends are changing, homework is harder and your life has more ups and downs than it used to.  This "support group in a book" is just for you.  You are not alone and you'll find out why when you read these 101 stories about: ~   Feeling Good About Yourself ~   True Friends and New Friends ~   Embarrassing Moments ~   Mean Girls and Boys ~   Bullies and Bully Payback ~   Crushes ~   Family Issues ~   Learning To Do … [Read more...]

Hailey Twitch and the Campground Itch by Lauren Barnholdt – Review & Giveaway

Hailey Twitch wants to have fun, fun, FUN!Hailey Twitch and the Campground Itch is the third in the fun, new series featuring a seven-year-old mastermind who gets into heaps of delicious trouble. It’s a long weekend, and Hailey’s family is going camping. The two downsides: the dark and Hailey’s sister’s friend. When Hailey’s sister and her friend sneak off to a tree house in the night and get stuck, Hailey and the magical sprite Maybelle could be the only ones who can help … [Read more...]

God Gave Us You by Lisa T. Bergren – Review and Giveaway – CLOSED

Not that long ago, my daughter asked me THE question.... you know, the one that many parents dread more than any other.  No, I don't mean "Mom can I borrow your credit card?", although I also dread that one!  June asked me, "Mom, where do babies come from?"  Dum dum dum.... cue the ominous music here.  Of course, I had to tell her something, but she's only two and way too little for even a toned down version of the "sex talk".  After asking her a few … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to Taking Over the World – Review and Giveaway – CLOSED

Have you ever wanted to quit your job, run away from your house/kids/spouse/friends, become an evil genius, and take over the word?  Or is that just me?  Now be honest, I know I'm not the only person on this blog who has ever felt this way, and even if you're too afraid to admit it I'll go ahead and give you the benefit of the doubt (maybe you want to be a secret evil genius!)  Either way, have I got the right book for you!  Kenn Nesbitt's The Ultimate Top Secret Guide to … [Read more...]