The Worst Twelve Days of Christmas by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen {Review}

In this spirited reworking of the classic song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” Joy has to deal with her first Christmas with a new baby brother—and nothing could be worse. He drools on the ornaments and ruins the presents, he eats all the cookies and smashes the snowmen, and he’s on the verge of taking over the whole holiday. Joy’s patience runs out as the baby’s mishaps pile up. A sweet surprise turns the tables on Joy, who eventually appreciates what her baby brother adds to the holiday.

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen and Ryan Wood pair perfectly for this funny holiday book with a sibling-appreciation message that will make readers laugh and sing along with every reading.

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Santa Poo Pourri

Santa Poo Pourri natural air freshener and spray deodorizer www.poopourri.net A little Christmas Holly, a dash of Evergreen, and a hint of Citrus greet you in the restroom after taking a quick peek at the tree. No potpourri is in sight and yet it smells so good, and then you notice the half eaten cookie on the sink ledge. Ho ho ho! Looks like even Santa has to go from time to time. Being his polite jolly self, he always uses Santa Poo, the essential oil based Before-You-Go bathroom spray from Poo Pourri. Just spray the bowl before sitting on the throne and eliminate unwanted odors before they can get into the air. Stick a two or four ounce bottle or Toilet Paper Gift Set in everyone’s stocking for fresh scented bathroom fun during the holiday season and year round. When I first opened the box I was blown back. . .

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Shelly Tomlinson

Welcome to the 12 Pearls of Christmas! Enjoy these Christmas “Pearls of Wisdom” from some of today’s most beloved writer’s (Tricia Goyer, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, Sibella Giorello and more)! Please follow the series through Christmas day as each contributor shares heartfelt stories of how God has touched a life during this most wonderful time of the year. AND just for fun … there’s also a giveaway! Fill out this simple {form} and enter for a chance to win a beautiful pearl necklace and earring set ($450 value). Contest runs 12/14 – 12/25 and the winner will on 1/1. Contest is only open to US and Canadian residents. You may enter once per day. If you are unfamiliar with Pearl Girls™, please visit www.pearlgirls.info and see what we’re all about. In short, we exist to support the work of charities that help women and children in the US and around. . .

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Anessia’s Quest by Karen Arnpriester {Preview}

Making mistakes is a part of life…

Social butterfly, Caroline Larson, longs for adventure. Since her best friend left Texas, she grows dissatisfied with her life. A little lie to her parents sends her on the journey of her life. Stranded in the Arizona desert, far from her final destination, she must rely on a stranger who gets under her skin.

Thomas Anderson has always struggled with making good decisions. A twist of fate, or Providence, leads him to Arizona to take a job as an express rider. Dealing with the ghosts of his past threatens to overshadow his future—until he meets a woman needing his help. Sparks fly as she grates on his nerves.

As they both struggle to move beyond their past mistakes, will they find their lives restored?

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