Update on Life Coming Soon…

So I was going to write some fabulous blog posts and update you all today. But I’ve been on the computer since 8 AM working on emails and other things to catch up on. It’s now almost 1 PM (AppleBlossom’s napping) and I need lunch! The update will have to wait. But for the most important question. AppleBlossom is very much on the mend. Still a low grade fever, but we’re going to beat this virus!  

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She Walks in Beauty by Siri L. Mitchell (Review by Holly Weiss)

A refreshing Christian Historical Fiction Romance, She Walks in Beauty examines the societal role of a debutante in the gilded age of 1890, New York City. Seventeen year old Clara Carter begins her debutante preparation at the insistence of her prickly aunt. Motherless Clara dreams of going to Vassar College, but feels compelled to follow the prodding of her father and aunt to snag the heir to a fortune in order to rescue her family from ruin. Clara resents putting aside her studies in Latin, mathematics and Italian for lessons in deportment, dance and singing. Endless instruction in appropriate conversation topics, use of tableware are nothing compared to the torture of wearing her corset to bed to trim her waistline to eighteen inches. Her friend, Lizzie Barnes, on the other hand, longs for the debut as much as Clara dreads it. Lizzie’s utter acceptance of the “coming out” process provides. . .

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An Unlikely Suitor by Nancy Moser {Preview}

  This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing An Unlikely Suitor Bethany House (May 1, 2011) by Nancy Moser ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Nancy Moser is the award-winning author of over twenty inspirational novels. Her genres include contemporary stories including John 3:16 and Time Lottery a Christy Award winner, and historical novels of real women-of-history including Just Jane (Jane Austen) and Washington’s Lady (Martha Washington). Her newest historical novels are Masquerade and An Unlikely Suitor. Nancy and her husband Mark live in the Midwest. She’s earned a degree in architecture, traveled extensively in Europe, and has performed in numerous theaters, symphonies, and choirs. She gives Sister Circle Seminars around the country, helping women identify their gifts as they celebrate their sisterhood. She is a fan of anything antique—humans included. Find out more at www.nancymoser.com and www.sistercircles.com and her historical blog: http://footnotesfromhistory.blogspot.com/ ABOUT THE BOOK New York dressmaker Lucy Scarpelli. . .

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Lonely Girl, Gracious God written by Lauri Khodabandehloo {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: Lauri Khodabandehloo and the book: Lonely Girl, Gracious God Deep River; Reprint edition (March 15, 2011) ***Special thanks to Arielle Roper of Bring it On! Communications for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor Lauri. . .

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Darkness Follows by Mike Dellosso {Preview – Delayed}

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: Mike Dellosso and the book: Darkness Follows Realms (May 3, 2011) ***Special thanks to Anna Coelho Silva | Publicity Coordinator, Charisma House | Charisma Media for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Mike now lives in. . .

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