DiAnn Mills – Romantic Suspense

Pursuit of Justice For centuries, the legend of the Spider Rock Treasure has lured people to West Texas with promises of unimaginable wealth. And it just claimed three more victims.The FBI calls in one of its most promising up and comers – Special Agent Bella Jordan. Bella is assigned to investigate a series of murders in West Texas that are linked to the Spider Rock Treasure. Since she spent the first fifteen years of her life in this area, FBI authorities believe she can get the job done. What they don’t know is that one of their prime suspects—a man who’s been on their wanted list for years—is deeply connected to Bella’s past. The other prime suspect is Carr Sullivan, the man who owns the ranch where the murders occurred. Carr was once one of the wealthiest businessmen in Dallas and has a shady past a mile long. But it. . .

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Exotic Locations – Response to Colleen Coble

Upon reading a question posted by author Colleen Coble, I did a lot of thinking and came up with this reply. “I love US historical books. I’ve read some set in WWII, which are great for historical facts. I’ve read some Regency, and enjoyed them. I’ve read the Scotland ones, enjoyed a couple. But I always go back to 1800s civil war or wild west era. Is it maybe because we know the terrain and history of USA, and can’t imagine the other countries/eras as well, no matter how well the author describes (or over describes-and takes away from the story) their settings? If I do read a “different” book, it may have come from a recommendation, favorite author, or even the popularity of the book/author. Many times it takes me longer to read it, usually because my mindset is in 1800s USA, and I need to flip the switch. . .

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Annabel Karmel food making accessories!

The other day I found an incredible surprise at my door. The fabulous people from Infantino and Mom Central have continued to include me in a test drive for Annabel Karmel food making accessories. When AppleBlossom was first hinting toward solid foods I was eyeing these accesories and wish I had bought them then. Now that I have them in hand I know how fabulous they are and definitely would recommend them to anyone making their own baby food. As I told you in the past, I love the cookbooks for baby food from Annabel Karmel and our baby food adventures have been interesting if not very excited. However if I had these when we were getting started things may have gone an entirely different route! Welcome to Annabel Karmel – everything you need to feed your baby or toddler and make mealtime fun. As your baby grows into a. . .

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Petra: City of Stone by T. L. Higley

Petra, the wondrous ancient city carved from the mountains of modern Jordan, is at the height of its glory in this gripping historical novel by T. L. Higley. A young widow, Cassia, and her son, Alexander, have arrived there seeking protection with her late husband’s estranged family. But when Cassia discovers the man she married was heir to the throne, the power-hungry Queen Hagiru plots to murder Alexander so that her own child will someday rule. The queen, priestess of the sun-god, Dushrat, calls on demonic powers in her quest, but Cassia is prepared for the fierce spiritual battle to save her son, joining a Roman named Julian and his community of believers in the Jewish Messiah. Together they seek a mighty movement of God far stronger than any dark heart or city made of stone. [iframe http://www.youtube.com/embed/dErJ6gS1LD0?rel=0 599 367] Endorsement “It is impossible to read a T. L. Higley. . .

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The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin {Preview}

She stepped onto the world stage as the Republican vice-presidential nominee in the election of 2008. Previously, she had only been a small town mayor and the governor of a state with slightly more than half a million people. Still, there was something about her. She was pretty, fierce in her conservatism and she seemed undaunted by the slings and arrows of national politics. And there was something else, as well: there was a moral force that seemed to shape her life. As the world grew to know Sarah Palin throughout the 2008 campaign and in her subsequent public appearances and book people began to see the force behind her: a deep, lifelong Christian faith. This faith was the lens through which she viewed the world, the bedrock of her politics, and even a primary influence upon her personality.

To understand Sarah Palin, it is essential to understand her faith. What faith principles, then, impact Sarah Palin s politics, and what are their implications for the Republican Party and the nation as a whole? These questions and more are answered in the fascinating new book by New York Times bestselling author Stephen Mansfield and his co-author David Holland. These authors were given extensive access to Palin s pastors, advisors, friends and family and it has allowed them to capture the moving story of Palin s faith, as well as the meaning of that faith for American politics and culture.

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