Thicker than Blood – Review, Trailer & Preview

Thicker than Blood by C.J. Darlington about this author : C.J. Darlington is the winner of the 2008 Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel contest. She has been in the antiquarian bookselling business for over a decade, scouting for stores similar to the one described in Thicker than Blood before cofounding her own online bookstore. She also cofounded the Christian entertainment Web site www.TitleTrakk.com. A homeschool graduate, she lives in Pennsylvania with her family. Christy Williams finally has her life on track. She’s putting her past behind her and working hard to build a career as an antiquarian book buyer. But things begin to unravel when a stolen Hemingway first edition is found in her possession, framing her for a crime she didn’t commit. With no one to turn to, she yearns for her estranged younger sister, May, whom she abandoned after their parents’ untimely deaths. Soon, Christy’s. . .

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FIRST Chapter: Step Out on Nothing

Today’s Wild Card author is: Byron Pitts and the book: Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s Challenges St. Martin’s Press (September 29, 2009) ***Special thanks to Paula Krapf of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: BYRON PITTS was named a contributor to 60 Minutes and chief national correspondent for CBS News in Jan. 2009. Pitts was one of CBS News’ lead reporters during the 9/11 attacks and won a national Emmy award for his coverage. As an embedded reporter covering the Iraq War, he was recognized for his work under fire within minutes of the fall of the Saddam statue. Other major stories covered by Pitts include the Chicago train wreck in 1999, for which he received a national Emmy Award, Hurricane Katrina, the war in Afghanistan, the military buildup in Kuwait, the Elian Gonzalez story, the. . .

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Fluff Talk Thursday #14

How I Store My Cloth Diapers Before AppleBlossom was born we were able to attend a Tikes, Tots, and Teens Consignment Sale in Georgia and there we bought an awesome old (old as in made the same year I was born) changing table. You know the kind, with a top and two shelves with the spindle like bars? Well on those shelves go the storage boxes for the dipes.  Somewhere I saw a suggestion of using a toy bin organizer for diapers and that is what I desperately wanted. But we did not have the money for that. Enginerd was at the store and saw these Sterilite containers for a few dollars and bought several and now that is what we store our diapers in on the shelves. It is good, because when she grows out of one size we just snap on the lid and they are already “in. . .

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