Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ann Shorey Book




When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, July 1, 2014 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. You must have a U.S. mailing address to receive a paper book. You can read details about my book giveaways at Disclaimers. 





Love’s Sweet Beginning by Ann Shorey



Ann Shorey is the author of the At Home in Beldon Grove series, Where Wildflowers Bloom, and When the Heart Heals. She has also published selections in the Cup of Comfort series and in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul. Ann and her husband make their home in southwestern Oregon. Learn more at www.annshorey.com.









From the book’s back cover



It isn’t Cassie Haddon’s fault that she has reached the age of twenty-five without possessing any useful skills. Until the War Between the States, she always had servants. Since then, she and her mother have been forced to rely on family to care for them. But now the well of human kindness has run dry—and Cassie must find work to support them.



Unfortunately, leaving the past behind is easier said than done, and Cassie must summon all of her courage and wits to convince local restaurateur and grocer Jacob West that she’s exactly what his business needs.



With her signature sweet romance, Ann Shorey weaves a tale of two people from different backgrounds finding common ground and the hope of a bright future together.



From Jo


Ann Shorey takes a once-privileged mother and daughter and a grocer owner with a past to weave a romantic story resplendent with twists and turns to resolve. Shorey’s secondary characters are as memorable as are her hero and heroine. Descriptions of setting pull you into the story as if you were there, breathing the western dust in the 1800s.





Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, July 1, 2014 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Love’s Sweet Beginning by Ann Shorey. Please, please remember to leave your email address. I'll need your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you. I'll announce the winner in next Thursday’s blog.

The winner of last Thursday's blog drawing for a copy of Love Redeemed by Kelly Irvin is Diana. I'll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Look for more book drawings.



Till next time … keep on smiling.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kelly Irvin Book




When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, June 24, 2014 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. You must have a U.S. mailing address to receive a paper book. You can read details about my book giveaways at Disclaimers.





Love Redeemed by Kelly Irvin



Kelly Irvin is a Kansas native and has been writing professionally for 30 years. She and her husband, Tim, make their home in Texas. They have two children, three cats, and a thankful of fish. A public relations professional, Kelly is also the author of two romantic suspense novels and writes short stories in her spare time. To learn more about her work, visit www.kellyirvin.com.









From the book’s back cover



Phoebe Christner is thrilled when the families of her close-knit Amish community decide to spend a week at the lake. She feels she’s earned a break…and it doesn’t hurt that Michael Daugherty will be coming along. They’ll find ways to spend time together—she’s certain of it—and their romance will have time to blossom.



But when tragedy strikes, Phoebe and Michael are torn apart by their pain and the knowledge of their guilt. As they both cope with the loss of a loved one, they will come to discover that they can be forgiven not only by their community, but by God.





From Jo


When Phoebe Christner’s Amish friends and family spend a week at the lake, her excitement rises that Michael Daugherty will take notice of her. When a tragic accident happens, everyone blames themselves, including Phoebe and Michael. Those who blame themselves bring about friction and misunderstandings between them and those they love. They ask for God’s forgiveness and receive it. But can they forgive themselves? Can they forget the tragedy that affects them all? Good characterization, excellent settings descriptions, and a story that grips the reader from beginning to end. Irvin is a superb writer of Amish stories.







Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, June 24, 2014 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Love Redeemed by Kelly Irvin. The winner of last Thursday blog for a copy of Enduring Faith is Ann. Please, please remember to leave your email address. I'll need your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you. I'll announce the winner in next Thursday’s blog. Many are forgetting to leave their email address. DID YOU LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS?

The winner of last Thursday's blog drawing for a copy of Enduring Faith by Nivine Richie is Ann. I'll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Look for more book drawings.



Till next time … keep on smiling.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Book Drawing




When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, June 15, 2014 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. You must have a U.S. mailing address to receive a paper book. You can read details about my book giveaways at Disclaimers.





Enduring Faith: An 8-Week Devotional Study of the Book of Hebrews by Nivine Richie 




Our guest blogger is Nivine Richie. Nivine is a women’s Bible study teacher in Wilmington, N.C., where she lives with her husband and two teenage children. A university finance professor, she is actively involved in the Christian faculty association on campus. She’s participated in and taught countless small group studies over the years, and is eager to see women grow in their faith. She loves libraries, museums, and outdoor cafes.


What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?

I was born in Cairo, Egypt a few months before the Six Day War, and my parents and I immigrated to the U.S. when I was 2 years old.


I’ve had the privilege of having traveled all over the world, and I’ve learned a lot from the different people I have met over the years. I’ve discovered that though we may all come from different cultures, languages, and practices, we have a lot in common. People in every corner of the globe struggle with the same issues: family, health, finances. Our differences may be obvious, as in the case of foreign languages, but in many, less obvious, ways we’re the same.



If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus), who would it be? Why?

Deborah in the Old Testament. Like me, she was a professional woman in a man’s world. She was in a position of leadership, and she seemed to handle it with dignity and wisdom. I could learn a lot from her experience.


Please tell us about Enduring Faith: An 8-Week Devotional Study of the Book of Hebrews.

This eight-week Bible study delivers a balance of in-depth study and manageable homework. Written in a devotional style with real-life examples to connect you with the lessons in Hebrews, each day’s study is paired with discussion questions and space for journaling. This book can be used for small-group or for personal Bible study.


What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading this book?

Is your faith on a firm foundation or are you standing on shaky ground? By the end of this study, you can know the kind of faith that pleases God.


Please tell our readers where they can get your book.

My book is available on Amazon


Please tell our readers where they can find you online.



On Twitter at @UnfoldHisWord 


Any parting comment?

I would love the opportunity to help you launch a small group study of your own by offering a training seminar for teachers at your church or by speaking at your next women’s retreat. Please feel free to contact me if I can encourage you in this way.


Nivine, thank you for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter on this blog post will win a copy of your book, which you graciously offered.



Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, June 15, 2014 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Enduring Faith: An 8-Week Devotional Study of the Book of Hebrews by Nivine Richie. Please, please remember to leave your email address. I'll need your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you. I'll announce the winner in next Thursday’s blog. MANY ARE FORGETTING TO LEAVE THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS. DID YOU LEAVE YOURS?


Till next time … keep on smiling.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Need


God,
You're amazing! How do you do it? You always seem to know when I'm at my lowest, when my needs are the greatest. Today you picked me up once again. You convinced me that I didn't have to fail, that you'd support me. You've never disappointed me. Thank you for always meeting me in my precise moment of need.


                                              Amen and Good Night, God





This prayer taken from
Amen and Good Night,God
by Jo Huddleston 
Tyndale House Publishers 
Print and Kindle  
(Different covers) 















The winner of last Thursday's blog post for a copy of Chain of Mercy by Brenda Anderson is Martha. I'll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time ...  keep on smiling.