Beauty and the Beast in 14th Century England

Thank you, Margaret, for letting me share about my new book, The Merchant’s Daughter. Just to introduce myself … I am the author of The Healer’s Apprentice, which was a Christy Award finalist, and I live near Huntsville, Alabama with my husband and two daughters. I have a degree in special education from The University of Alabama, and I was a teacher and a missionary once upon a time. We have a crazy, long-haired, snow-white dog that runs away a lot, which often leads to interesting situations, but we won’t go there. God uses all kinds of things to keep us humble. The Merchant’s Daughter is a Beauty and the Beast story set in a village in 14th century England. Here is the back cover summary. An unthinkable danger. An unexpected choice. Annabel, once the daughter of a wealthy merchant, is trapped in indentured servitude to Lord Ranulf, a recluse. . .

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Big Sisters are the Best by Fran Manushkin

Becoming a big sister is an exciting time full of smiles, smells, hugs, and kisses. For ages 2-5.

Bringing a new baby into the home is a time of wonder and challenges. Author Fran Manushkin celebrates this special time with tales that emphasize that there is plenty of love for everyone, baby and all.

Also available by author Fran Manushkin: Big Brothers Are the Best.

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Book Beginnings on Friday: December 2, 2011

How to participate: Share the first line (or two) of the book you are currently reading on your blog or in the comments. Include the title and the author so we know what you’re reading. Then, if you would like, let us know what your first impressions were based on that first line, and let us know if you liked or did not like the sentence. The link-up will be at A Few More Pages every Friday and will be open for the entire week. Thanks to Becky at Page Turners for starting this meme and to Rose City Reader for inspiring it! To add a little bit more interest… I plan on adding a few memes here and there. Annabel sat in the kitchen shelling peas in to a kettle at her feet. A bead of sweat tickled her harline while only the barest puff of warm air came. . .

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Light Under the House by Aaron L & Donna Dawson

Light Under the House by Aaron L & Donna Dawson Genre: Christian Historical Mystery/Suspense Pages: 356 ebook Date Published: June 2011 Publisher: Ravensbrook Press, PublishGreen Light Under the House is the saga of an American family—the Levis, a family of secrets. None greater than the secret of what lies under their house, a secret that could destroy them. A secret that an ancient evil will stop at nothing to uncover. The novel follows the Levi family line for a generation, creating a story that explores lives lived in the aftermath of the cultural rebellion of the late 1960’s. It is a historical fiction novel that shows the power of consequence and the redemption that overcomes evil. Most of all, it is a story about fathers and their children. While it is still in my reading pile… right now I’m 44% done with Light Under the House: I’m confused. At some. . .

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