The Chase by DiAnn Mills {Preview}

To the FBI it’s a cold case. To Kariss Walker it’s a hot idea that could either reshape or ruin her writing career. And it’s a burning mission to revisit an event she can never forget. Five years ago, an unidentified little girl was found starved to death in the woods behind a Houston apartment complex. A TV news anchor at the time, Kariss reported on the terrifying case. Today, as a New York Times bestselling author, Kariss intends to turn the unsolved mystery into a suspense novel. Enlisting the help of FBI Special Agent Tigo Harris, Kariss succeeds in getting the case reopened. But the search for the dead girl’s missing mother yields a discovery that plunges the partners into a witch’s brew of danger. The old crime lives on in more ways than either of them could ever imagine. Will Kariss’s pursuit of her dream as a writer carry a deadly price tag? Drawing from a real-life cold case, bestselling novelist DiAnn Mills presents a taut collage of suspense, faith, and romance in The Chase.

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Easter Card from Shutterfly – Free for shipping!

5×7 Folded Card Shutterfly has some pretty friendly things coming into my inbox lately. If you’re not on their mailing list you might want to be. The other day I got a code for a free photo book, you may have seen that post (if not scroll down a few). It ended up being free for shipping. Then today I got a code for a free card. It ended up being free for shipping (otherwise $1!). Then I also got a code as thanks for sharing the photo book in that last post for $10! Not sure what I’ll use it for yet… Either way. Yay!

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My Birdie and My Bunny Puzzle Books

An extraordinarily beautiful pair of first puzzle board books. Remove a piece per spread, make a puzzle at the books end!

Oh my goodness, we love these!! More please!

Abrams Appleseed, the new imprint for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers from Abrams Books, introduces My Birdie Puzzle Book and My Bunny Puzzle Book, written and illustrated by Jessie Ford. These beautiful, boldly colored animal-themed board books offer a pop-out puzzle that enriches the reading experience and introduces young minds to the challenges puzzles offer.

In My Birdie Puzzle Book and My bunny Puzzle Book, counting and identifying the sense are presented in a simple yet stylish way. In reading a straightforward yet fun story with a problem-solving activity, young children are encourage to methodically put together the pop-out pieces that accompany each spread to create a complete picture at the end. And with decorative textured art and a bright color palette, both books convey the delightful tones of springtime.

Unique twists to the puzzle board-book concept, My Birdie Puzzle Book and My Bunny Puzzle Book offer a whimsical celebration of spring while encouraging children to discover new problem-solving abilities, one piece at a time.

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Fear, Faith, and Patience: My Fight For Justice In a Unjust System by Felecia S. Killings {Preview}

We often wonder what it is like to be a teacher in today’s time. With so much happening in the public schools, it seems any wonder how it is able to function given all the atrocities that go on in the system. But this is the story about a young, beautiful teacher named Felecia Killings. As a child, she dreamt of the opportunity to be what many call one of the most admirable professions in society: an educator. And when her father witnessed this aspiration in her, he did everything in his power to protect it and to ensure that she fulfilled her mission. Yet, like so many countless individuals who enter the public school system, Ms. Killings was met with tragedies and struggles. But through it all, she allowed her faith to keep her strong, even in the midst of hell.

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