The Very Fairy Princess by Julie Andrews Edwards

From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in royal attire and practices her flying skills, and she is always on the lookout for problems to solve. But it isn’t all pink and proper — as every real-life fairy princess knows, dirty fingernails and scabby knees are the price you pay for a perfect day!

From the bestselling mother-daughter team Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton comes a joyful new story about believing in yourself and sharing your unique inner sparkle.

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Amy Butler’s Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags!

Amy Butler’s Style Stitches 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags! Photographer: David Butler Genre: Sewing, Craft, Hobby Pages: 7-1/2 x 9 in; 184 pp ; color photographs throughout, 9 pattern sheets in a bound-in pocket, semi-concealed Wire-O binding Hardcover Date Published: August 2010 Publisher: Chronicle Books Celebrated designer Amy Butler’s most coveted products are her handbag sewing patterns. In Style Stitches, Butler presents an array of new bag designs for her fans across the globe. The book offers 12 basic patterns with enough variations to achieve 26 unique looks. Ranging from chic clutches and delicate wristlets to pretty hobo bags and handy coin purses, with instructions for altering dimensions, straps, and embellishments to get the desired look, each project incorporates Butler’s fresh, modern style and attention to detail. With illustrated step-by-step directions, a comprehensive techniques section, and a bound-in pocket filled with the patterns themselves, Style Stitches is an. . .

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ReloadNow.org

reload Core Americans Reclaim Film and Television on 12-3-10 (Nashville, TN) On December 3, 2010, reloadnow.org goes live, forever altering the process from page to screen. Those holding the core values of America will be given a place to vote with their dollars on what material is created for their theatre, television, and mobile device screens. The archaic method of creating movies and television shows prevents both an efficient use of funds and an inclusion of mainstream America’s conscience. Reload’s unique structure as a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation creates a lean operation that produces high-quality, values-driven movies, television shows, and mobile device apps. Projects under development are listed on the Reload website at www.ReloadNow.org. “Media offerings today reflect the values of their creators, not of mainstream America,” said Steve Feldman, Emmy-winning director and co-founder of Reload. “Art is not imitating life; it’s dictating life. And we’re concerned because the art. . .

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Abingdon Press – Fall Reads

Have you had an opportunity to check out Abingdon Press and their selection of new books this fall? There are too many that sound great to choose from… but try a few of these blurb teasers (and FIRST CHAPTERS!) to see if there is one that suits your pleasure. Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker Thirty-six-year-old Emma Rae Travis has been baking specialty cakes and melt-in-your-mouth pastries at The Backstreet Bakery in historic Roswell, just outside of Atlanta, for the last six years. But here’s the rub about her job as a baker … Emma is diabetic. When she tastes her creations, it can only be in the most minute portions. Emma is considered an artisan for the stunning crème brulee wedding cake that won her the Passionate Palette Award last year, but she’s never even had one full slice of it. When Jackson Drake hears. . .

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Christian Fiction Holiday Reading Challenge

How are you doing in the challenge? So far we’ve had 11 people sign up and four people participate. Last week our own Renee Ann won a copy of contemporary Christmas Fiction Novel An Imperfect Christmas by Myra Johnson. This week our winners are Renee Ann, Kati, and Juju! Contact me ladies to see what you’ve won! If you haven’t participated in the challenge, there is still time!

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A Tailor-Made Bride up for Western Romance Award

Our very own Karen Witemeyer is a finalist in the 2010 Best Western Romance contest hosted by the Love Western Romances blog site. This site focuses mostly on general market titles, but they are open to inspirational as well, and Karen’s debut novel, A Tailor-Made Bride, was selected as one of the finalists. The winner is decided by popular vote, so please take a minute and visit the website to vote. http://www.lovewesternromances.com/2010BestWesternRomance.html Everyone who votes will have a chance to win a goodie basket full of books plus a $25 gift card from Barnes & Noble. Three other Christian authors were also named finalists, so if you haven’t read Karen’s book, stop by anyway and vote for Vickie McDonough, Tamera Alexander, or Margaret Brownley. How fabulous would it be for a Christian novel to win this award?

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City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell {Preview}

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: Bo Caldwell and the book: City of Tranquil Light Henry Holt and Co. (September 28, 2010 ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bo Caldwell’s short fiction has. . .

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