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Don’t miss Sarah Sundin‘s hot-off-the-press novel, In Perfect Time. Publishers Weekly gives it an enthusiastic thumbs up: “Sundin excels at well-researched historical detail . . . with such accurate depictions of culture and setting that we are fully immersed in the times as well as in the story. The strength of relationships forged in war and the apprehension of God in times of trouble infuse this well-crafted novel with substance and light.” Sarah is celebrating the release of her book with a fun giveaway! I’m reading this book now, and no surprise – loving it! As I have with every novel … Continue reading

Who wants to hear about a baby?

So… how many people think this post is long over due? Geez… I just haven’t been able to force myself to the computer… But I definitely have been writing blog posts in my head. (Man I miss my old G4!) Anyway. My son, Almond Blossom (probably shorten Almond) to all you blog folk was born on July 14th at 4:27pm, at least I think that’s what time it was… it was five and half weeks ago you know and a bit of a hectic day at that. Birth story in short: 38 weeks 3 days, less then ten but definitely … Continue reading

Wizzy Gizmo New Testament cards!

Miss me? I know I’ve been a bit remiss. I keep thinking of things to blog, but the matter of just getting to the computer lately has been a bit hectic. With a newborn in my arms, as well as my computer crashing – and I just don’t want to face that. Anyhoo… Today I want to tell you about a new review that is totally cool! One of the things that is completely fabulous about the TOS Review Crew is the opportunity to meet new companies and learn about products previously unknown to me, such as Wizzy Gizmo. Say … Continue reading

Mathletics Review

Math for my four (now five!) year old daughter is a hit or miss subject. She understands concepts but is very quick to have a meltdown. Therefore, when the opportunity came up to review Mathleticsfrom 3P Learning ~ ( which I have often heard praise for, I jumped in even with our busy summer. I was delighted with something that I could take with us on the many hospital trips through the weeks of early prodromal labor. The idea of handing her the iPad that she always begs for was very pleasant and I assumed his would be a perfect … Continue reading


August Back to School Sale



August 1st marks the first day of the TOS August Back to School Flash Sale! Every day will feature a new sale on a different product. To catch all the big deals you’ll need to check in every single day.
Sale items include:
- 50% off coupons (for digital products)
- 75% off coupons (for digital products)
- HUGE price reductions on all the 2014-2015 digital planners
- TOS gift cards
- and many, many other awesome deals and freebies
When will these items go on sale?! August 1st – but check in regularly so you don’t miss a single price reduction. There will be a new sale every day for the entire month!
Take advantage of the TOS Back to School Flash Sale! Save money! Save time! Get prepared for this fall’s homeschooling adventure!

Lightning Literature & Composition


  Working with the TOS Review Crew this year has been a neat experience thus so far, especially when I get to learn about companies that I had never heard of before such as Hewitt Homeschooling  ~  ( and I’m delighted now to have discovered them! I was blessed with the opportunity to review the Grade 1 materials. We had many of the book selections in our home library and I’ve since been adding new ones to our purchase lists to buy as we are able and I’m finding some great read aloud choices here. The products I received are physical paperback … Continue reading

In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar {Preview}


This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing In The Field of Grace River North; New Edition edition (July 1, 2014) by Tessa Afshar ABOUT THE AUTHOR: TESSA AFSHAR was voted “New Author of the Year” by the Family Fiction sponsored Reader’s Choice Award 2011 for her novel Pearl in the Sand. She was born in Iran, and lived there for the first fourteen years of her life. She moved to England where she survived boarding school for girls and fell in love with Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to … Continue reading

Firewall by DiAnn Mills {Preview}


This post is late, but so worthwhile to promote! I’m reading this one now (baby in lap) and very much enjoying it. Which is no surprise as I enjoy pretty much everything from DiAnn Mills, contemporary or historical.

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Coming Soon to the Pen, Please Welcome Debut Historical Author Dawn Crandall!

Dawn and Rhett

I’ve been in love with history for as long as I can remember. I decided to choose The Gilded Age as the setting for my books, it had a lot to do the dresses of the time period, the neighborhood of Back Bay in Boston, and the way the elitists of the time would flock to the coastal towns of New England for the summers.

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Coming Soon from the Pen, Please Welcome Biblical Author Tessa Afshar!


One of my favorite things about being a published writer is the letters and comments from the fans. I am constantly astounded by the power inherent in a story to touch lives, to call forth new hope and insight. Another blessing about being published is that it’s a lot easier to connect with people in the industry and have new contracts.

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Giveaway Winners and other thoughts!

Hello, my friends. So it’s been a bit and my computer has been turned off, because we have been planning for the imminent arrival of our Almond Blossom, our first baby boy. However, he seems to be throwing us all for a loop and giving us an entirely different pregnancy this time around than his sisters did. First off, let me tell you the names of the winners of the most recent contests. I have contacted and heard responses from most of you. Hope at Dawn – Andi Annie’s Stories – Janet Children’s Activity Bundles – Lynne, Amy K., Amy C., Christy … Continue reading


Still pregnant.

Totally still pregnant in case you’re wondering. Technically I’ve been in the early labor stage since before Thursday (7/3). Not in active labor yet, but continuously told it can happen anytime. Achey mama.

Fair Play by Deeanne Gist

Fair Play

Saddled with a man’s name, the captivating Billy Jack Tate makes no apologies for pursuing a man’s profession. As a lady doctor at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, she is one step closer to having her very own medical practice–until she doctors an imposing man who threatens the fulfillment of her dream.

Hunter is one of the elite. A Texas Ranger and World’s Fair guard specifically chosen for his height, physique, character, and skill. Hailed as the toughest man west of any place east, he has no patience for big cities and women who aspire to walk in a man’s shoes.

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Coming Soon from the Pen, Please Welcome Stacy Henrie!

Stacy Henrie

What made you interested in writing Christian Historical Fiction? Do you write any other genres?

I’ve always loved history, romance, and historical fiction, so writing historical romances came pretty naturally.

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Summer Activities for Adventures in Odyssey Fans


Summer is officially here! Don’t let your kids’ boredom run rampant. Adventures in Odyssey is here to save the day. Below are some must-try ideas for summer fun! Want even more summer fun? For the month of June, you can join the Odyssey Adventure Club for only $5! More details can be found here. Summer Activities As a parent you are probably a big proponent of reading. Encourage your kids to dig into a book or two this summer with Adventures in Odyssey’s On Your Marks Summer Reading Challenge. Bonus points if YOU create a reading challenge for yourself as … Continue reading

B. Bear and Lolly: Off to School by A. A. Livingston


B. Bear (formerly known as Baby Bear) and Lolly (short for Goldilocks) are best friends. After all, they like all the same things. With a bear-and-girl friendship that fits just right, this duo is ready for any adventure…even going to school for the first time.

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