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Two Hearts. One Hope. Rose has been appointed as a healer’s apprentice at Hagenheim Castle, a rare opportunity for a woodcutter’s daughter like her. While she often feels uneasy at the sight of blood, Rose is determined to prove herself capable. Failure will mean returning home to marry the aging bachelor her mother has chosen for her—a bloated, disgusting merchant who makes Rose feel ill. When Lord Hamlin, the future duke, is injured, it is Rose who must tend to him. As she works to heal his wound, she begins to understand emotions she’s never felt before and wonders if he feels the same. But falling in love is forbidden, as Lord Hamlin is betrothed to a mysterious young woman in hiding. As Rose’s life spins toward confusion, she must take the first steps on a journey to discover her own destiny. Lillian Haswell, brilliant daughter of the local apothecary,. . .

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pediped® footwear launches the pediped foundation™

pediped® footwear launches the pediped foundation™ Henderson, NV (January 2011) — pediped®, one of the leading children’s footwear brands, has always had the mission of giving back to children in need. pediped® will take this goal to a new level this new year with the launch of the pediped foundation™. The foundation is the work of pediped® footwear’s founders and co-owners Brian and Angela Edgeworth and co-owner Rudy Glocker. As the giving arm of pediped®, the mission of the pediped foundation™ is to enhance the lives of children and provide financial support to charities and organizations that are aligned with that goal. The pediped foundation™ works with charities that are dedicated to the health, education, basic necessities and the personal fulfillment of children around the world. The management and employees of pediped® will donate the resources necessary to fund the pediped foundation™ so that 100 percent of the funds raised. . .

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Courting Miss Amsel by Kim Vogel Sawyer {Preview}

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Courting Miss Amsel Bethany House (January 1, 2011) by Kim Vogel Sawyer ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of fifteen novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women’s fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and six grandchildren. ABOUT THE BOOK Edythe Amsel is delighted with her first teaching assignment: a one-room schoolhouse in Walnut Hill, Nebraska. Independent, headstrong, and a strong believer in a well-rounded education, Edythe is ready to open the world to the students in this tiny community.. . .

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The Dragon and The Turtle Go on Safari by Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark

“Padraig, my friend, it is time for us to be courageous.”

Padraig the dragon and his best friend, Roger the turtle are determined to spend the whole night outside. As brave explorers at the base of Mount Sillymanborrow, the boys use their imaginations to have fun while munching on crunchy baked bugs and toasting s’mores over their campfire. But when the sky gets dark and the sounds of strange animals fill the forest outside their tent, their safari gets scary. This adventure is just what the boys need to discover that the dark might be frightening, but their friendship is stronger than fear.

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Flight Plan by Lee Burns and Braxton Brady {Preview}

Late post from January 10th. 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: Lee BurnsandBraxton Brady and the book: Flight Plan PDS Publishing (2010) ***Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Lee Burns is the headmaster. . .

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Taking Out Your Emotional Trash by Georgia Shaffer {Preview}

Late post from January 7th. 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: Georgia Shaffer and the book: Taking Out Your Emotional Trash Harvest House Publishers (September 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Karri James of Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Georgia Shaffer is. . .

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