Simple Secrets by Nancy Mehl

Simple Secrets by Nancy Mehl Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense Pages: 313 Trade Paperback Date Published: June 1, 2010 Publisher: Barbour Books Graphic designer Gracie Temple wants it all: the big city lifestyle and a successful job in advertising. And it looks like her life is on the right track when she takes a job at a struggling, midsize firm in Wichita. But Gracie Temple’s uncle left her a house in a rural Mennonite community. She soon learns he secluded himself for years to protect a secret about her own father. Now it’s up to Gracie to decide if she’ll keep the secret or if she can afford to expose it. Sam Goodrich loves his fruit farm in Harmony, Kansas. But when he meets city-girl Gracie, he begins to wonder if he could leave it behind for a woman who makes him feel things he’s never felt before. When someone tries. . .

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When A Man You Love Was Abused

When a Man You Love Was Abused: A Woman’s Guide to Helping Him Overcome Childhood Sexual Molestation by Cecil Murphey Genre: RELIGION/ Christian Life/ Social Issues Pages: 256 Date Published: April 7, 2010 Publisher: Kregel Publications The numbers of males abused in childhood are sometimes listed as low as 5 percent or as high as 33 percent. Though statistics are controversial, no one disputes the fact that childhood abuse is a continuing problem-or that such abuse can have devastating effects on future relationships. For all women who know and love a survivor of sexual assault, best-selling author Cecil Murphey has penned an honest and forthright book about surviving-and thriving-despite past abuses. Both informative and highly practical, Murphey helps women understand the continuing problems that abuse survivors may encounter, including hurtful memories, issues of self worth, and the need to feel in control. With sensitivity and encouragement, Murphey then explains what. . .

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Does your gBaby have gDiapers gStyle?

gStyle. So stylishly ‘g’. Introducing gStyle, fashionably coordinated tops and bottoms for boys and girls. gStyle is available in two adorable sets. The gCycle tee set includes a grey tricycle print tee with coordinated little gPant. Simply groovy from top to bottom. The gDarling dress set includes a whimsical floral print dress and frilly little gPant. Perfect for a sunny playdate or teatime with teddybears. Tops and bottoms are 92% cotton and 8% spandex. gStyle is only sold as a set. Available in limited quantities. The little gPants for gStyle come in two sizes: Medium (13-28 lbs) and Large (26-36 lbs). Small little gPants are not available. The gCycle tee and gDarling dress comes in the following sizes: 3-6 months (12-17 lbs) 6-12 months (16-22 lbs) 12-18 months (21-27 lbs) 18-24 months (26-31 lbs) 2t (30-36 lbs) Available only at www.gdiapers.com If you do choose to buy, please consider using. . .

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Infantino Jumbo Wheel Play Space

When I heard the doorbell ring and went to eagerly greet the FedEx man, I was so excited to see that it was a box from Infantino! Inside I discovered the Jumbo Wheel Play Space and as I put it out on the floor of our living room, I could not wait for AppleBlossom to get down their and investigate. My excitement was quelled for a short while as minutes before the FedEx man arrived she fell asleep. *sigh* Oh the rarity when I want her to skip a nap! Well I gave into my common sense and let her sleep, but when she did awaken, boy was she in for a surprise! The Jumbo Wheel Play Space is packed with fun and space for crawling and tummy time activity. Strategic activities such as a detachable mirror, teethers and an easy-to-press flower which plays a 15-second musical tune are placed. . .

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Infantino Fold & Go Bouncer

As I have discovered, not everything goes according to plan when you have a new baby in the house. In our example, a few months before AppleBlossom was born we discovered that the Enginerd was being laid off and then two months after she was born we were off moving from Georgia to Tennessee to start a new life and a new job at a fabulous company. It was only last month that we were able to finally sell our house in Georgia. During this time there was a lot of back and forth. Driving to the house in Georgia, my parents house, my brother’s house, the Enginerd’s parents house, the Enginerd’s sister’s house. Many of the times it seems the only chair that we could put AppleBlossom in was the carseat, and after hours driving that was not ideal. She needed something soft and playful. We were lucky to. . .

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The Sister Wife in stores now!

THE SISTER WIFE by Diane Noble On Sale Now! View Book Trailer Here “This even-handed, carefully researched treatment of the history of the Latter Day Saints includes a nonjudgmental look at the beginnings of polygamy. The Sister Wife is the first in Noble’s Brides of Gabriel series, which, given the popularity of Big Love—the HBO television drama about a fundamentalist Mormon family in Utah—should be a big hit with readers.”— Booklist “A well-researched, gripping story written with depth of emotion, it tactfully illustrates different belief systems and explores plural marriage without sensationalizing it.”— Romantic Times Book Reviews I’m pleased to introduce The Brides of Gabriel, a new historical series set during the formation of the Mormon edict of polygamy (1840 to 1847), from award-winning author Diane Noble. Divided into three books, each story is told through the eyes of a different wife of Gabriel, exploring the inner conflicts, emotions and. . .

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The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen

The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen Genre: Christian Fiction Pages: 384 Date Published: June 1, 2010 Publisher: David C. Cook When Lindsey first visits the Kindred Spirit mailbox at Sunset Beach, she has no idea that twenty years later she will still be visiting the mailbox – still pouring out her heart in letters that summarize the best and worst parts of her life. Returning to Sunset for her first vacation since her husband left her, Lindsey struggles to put her sorrow into words. Memories surface of her first love, Campbell and the rejection that followed. When Campbell reappears in her life, Lindsey must decide whether to trust in love again or guard herself from greater pain. The Mailbox is a rich novel about loss, hope, and the beauty of second chances. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marybeth Whalen is the general editor of For the Write Reason and The Reason We Speakas. . .

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Bright & Bold Bibles

I have a confession to make, I collect Bibles. Well that is I collect translations for comparison and study. Perhaps that was not confession worthy. Oh well. Saw this email and just had to share. If you do decide to buy, please consider using my Affiliate Link. “Bibles in every hue. Which will you choose?” I have to confess that ESV and The Apologetics Study Bible are gorgeous. Hmm… I do not yet have an Apologetics study Bible…

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Inspiration for Change

I used to always think I was fat. Then years later I look back and pictures and facts and my goodness that was a silly thought. Why did I think that? What put it into my head? I was a perfect size. Not skinny, but definitely far from overweight. I have a history of struggling with depression. It comes and it goes. Right now it is gone (hopefully it will stay that way). I seem to have mastered it with a combination of things. Metanx (my new best friend also known as my “purple pal”) which is a prescription of Folic Acid, B12 and B6 (it’s not an antidepressant so if you have tried everything under the sun you haven’t tried this…). With Alias marathons, cross stitching, quilting, reading, (now blogging) and of course the Enginerd and AppleBlossom. These things are my “happy thoughts”. It took myself putting a heavy. . .

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Siri Mitchell’s Love’s Pursuit

On my trip to Canada I took with me Love’s Pursuit. This would be the second time I would read this book. And it was worth every minute. I generally don’t reread novels, but the depth and insight in this story made a second read a complete delight. If you love historicals with great depth of character and incredible insight, then read this. I am elevating it to the level of Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers in my stack of favorite books. Here’s the link to the review I wrote the first time I read it, and after this second read, I feel even stronger that this is a must for anyone who desires to be touched by God’s grace and love: http://faithfictionfunandfanciful.blogspot.com/2009/05/book-review-loves-pursuit.html

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A Love of Her Own by Maggie Brendan

A Love of Her Own: A Novel by Maggie Brendan Genre: Christian Historical Romance Pages: 336 Date Published: June 1, 2010 Publisher: Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group My rating: 1 of 5 stars April McBride has suffered a broken engagement once before and fully intends to guard her heart when she travels to Billings, Montana, to attend her brother’s wedding. One look around the small mining town convinces April that this won’t be difficult–just a bunch of dusty shops, bad service, and ill-bred cowboys. But a run-in with a horse trainer named Wes Owen opens up vast possibilities for frustration, embarrassment, friendship, and . . . love? Can April and Wes see past their differences in order to envision a future together? Readers will love going on this adventurous, spark-filled ride through turn-of-the-century Montana. She has everything her heart desires . . .
except the one thing money. . .

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Bricks and Stones ♥Update♥

The other day I mentioned that I was working on my Bricks and Stones quilt… see that post HERE with pictures of the pattern and fabric I’m using. I just wanted to give an update. All my blocks are pieced. Now I’m in the process of squaring them up. As AppleBlossom just went down for a nap, I’m hoping to be very productive! I have stitched the top row together and when the blocks are squared up then I plan to chain piece some of the rows to make it faster and easier on my machine. La ti da!!

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FIRST Chapter: Victory Song

The United States is a country at war. Andy Richardson sees enlistment as an opportunity to get away from the farm life he so desperately hates. During his three year enlistment in the army Andy learns who he really is and who God is. He learns what it is to have a true relationship with the Lord. Just saying he is a Christian is no longer good enough.

Along with Andy’s spiritual growth is the growth of a nation – a nation that is stronger as a whole and not separated.

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Chasing Lilacs by Carla Stewart

Chasing Lilacs by Carla Stewart Genre: Christian Historical Fiction Pages: 304 Date Published: June 17, 2010 Publisher: FaithWords ABOUT THE BOOK: It is the summer of 1958, and life in the small Texas community of Graham Camp should be simple and carefree. But not for twelve-year-old Sammie Tucker. Sammie has plenty of questions about her mother’s “nerve” problems. About shock treatments. About whether her mother loves her. When her mother commits suicide and a not-so-favorite aunt arrives, Sammie has to choose who to trust with her deepest fears: Her best friend who has an opinion about everything, the mysterious kid from California whose own troubles plague him, or her round-faced neighbor with gentle advice and strong shoulders to cry on. Then there’s the elderly widower who seems nice but has his own dark past. Trusting is one thing, but accepting the truth may be the hardest thing Sammie has ever. . .

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FIRST Chapter: Chasing Superwoman

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Susan DiMickele and the book: Chasing Superwoman David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings of The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Susan DiMickele serves as partner in a large. . .

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