CherryBlossomMJ

The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her Kindergartener AppleBlossom, newborn Almond Blossom (the boy!) and toddler OrangeBlossom in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.

See what Others think of Scarlet

Go see what others say about Scarlet by Stephen Lawhead on their blogs with reviews and such… < Trish Anderson Brandon Barr Wayne Thomas Batson Jim Black Justin Boyer Grace Bridges Amy Browning Jackie Castle Valerie Comer CSFF Blog Tour D. G. D. Davidson Chris Deanne Jeff Draper April Erwin Linda Gilmore Beth Goddard Marcus Goodyear Andrea Graham Jill Hart Katie Hart Sherrie Hibbs Timothy Hicks Christopher Hopper Becca Johnson Jason Joyner Kait Karen Dawn King Tina Kulesa Mike Lynch Margaret Karen McSpadden Melissa Meeks Rebecca LuElla Miller Mirtika or Mir’s Here Eve Nielsen John W. Otte John Ottinger Lyn Perry Deena Peterson Rachelle Cheryl Russel Ashley Rutherford Hanna Sandvig Chawna Schroeder James Somers Rachelle Sperling Steve Trower Speculative Faith Robert Treskillard Jason Waguespac Daniel I. Weaver Laura Williams Timothy Wise

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Auralia’s Colors by Jeffrey Overstreet

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingAURALIA’S COLORS(WaterBrook Press September 4, 2007)byJeffrey OverstreetI’ll go ahead and admit that I did not receive the book and therefore have not yet read it, but I do plan on it as soon as I can find a copy. Also, I strongly suggest that you visit his blog to see what he had to say about “The Golden Compass.”

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Scarlet by Stephen Lawhead

First off, let me tell you about Hood by Stephen Lawhead, then I’ll tell you about the sequel Scarlet. This book, Hood, was really enjoyable. It was my first Lawhead book and I think I will always look for the sequels and possible other series of his as well. Every once in a while there was a monologue of a character’s thoughts on their past and I hated it and love it at the same time. Part of me would just want to get past it so I could get back to the action and events in the story, while at the same time it was interesting and fairly important to understanding the character, the events, and to find empathy. This is a more realistic version of the fantasy Robin Hood than most others you find and I love it. I really enjoyed how it was not dumbed down to. . .

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Tamera Alexander’s Rekindled, Revealed & Remembered

I just finished reading Tamera Alexander’s current Trilogy. It was thoroughly enjoyable, it was better with every new twist and turn. Rekindled/Revealed/Remembered (Fountain Creek Chronicles 1-3) by Tamera Alexander published 2007 by Bethany House Publishers binding Paperback isbn 0764283464 (isbn13: 9780764283468) pages 1024 description This popular three-book series features a different romance in each novel. In the late 1860s, Colorado Territory is a wild and untamed land. Nestled …more [close] This popular three-book series features a different romance in each novel. In the late 1860s, Colorado Territory is a wild and untamed land. Nestled within its mountains and sustained by one of its major creeks, three couples find adventure and love on the frontier. Each person will be called upon to stand on nothing more than faith, risk what is most dear, and turn away from the past in order to follow God’s plan for the future. Titles include Rekindled,. . .

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Book Organizers

Ever since I can remember I have enjoyed reading. For years I have been a book-junkie, book-a-hol-ic you name it. But it is only recently that I have discovered the online tools for book organization. The ones that I have discovered so far are as follows: Goodreads.comShelfariLibraryThing Goodreads.com is by far my favorite. It is the easiest to work with and has great groups for discussion, etc. Finding books is not difficult and changing them from one shelf to another is as easy as a click. I strongly recommend this one. I was invited to Goodreads by my brother’s God-sister and am completely hooked. Plus their widgets are better. my ‘currently-reading’ shelf: Shelfari is great too… my second favorite I would say. Upon learning and being enthralled with Goodreads.com I invited my oldest sister to join. She said she did not have time, something about four kids under the age. . .

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Fall Into Reading 2007

So I’m a little late in joining, but right there with the desire and passion. Fall Into Reading 2007 Here’s my list: Admission by Travis Thrasher*Quilter’s Complete Guide by Marianne Fons & Porter*Sweet and Simple Baby Quilts by Mary Hickey*Consciously Female by Tracy GaudetThe Great Physician’s Rx for Health and Wellness by Jordan Rubin*The Great Physician’s Rx for Weight Loss by Jordan Rubin*The Great Physician’s Rx for Women’s Health by Jordan & Nicki Rubin*South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston, MD*Baptized in Blood by Charles Reagan Wilson*The Democratization of American Christianity by Nathan O. Hatch*Generous Orthodoxy by Brian D. McLaren*Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning by Douglas Wilson*Bad Girls of the Bible and What We Can Learn from Them by Liz Curtis HiggsThe Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs*Thorn in My Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs*Fair is the Rose by Liz Curtis Higgs*Whence Came a Prince by Liz Curtis Higgs*Grace. . .

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Try Dying by James Scott Bell

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducing TRY DYING(Center Street October 24, 2007)byJames Scott Bell ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Scott Bell is a former trial lawyer who now writes full time. He is also the fiction columnist for Writers Digest magazine and adjunct professor of writing at Pepperdine University. His book on writing, Plot and Structure is one of the most popular writing books available today. The national bestselling author of several novels of suspense, he grew up and still lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on his next Buchanan thriller. ABOUT THE BOOK: On a wet Tuesday morning in December, Ernesto Bonilla, twenty-eight, shot his twenty-three-year-old wife, Alejandra, in the backyard of their West 45th Street home in South Los Angeles. As Alejandra lay bleeding to death, Ernesto drove their Ford Explorer to the westbound Century Freeway connector where it crossed over the Harbor Freeway and. . .

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Turning Twenty and He Loves Me

Honest opinion? Is that too long for a quilt name? Because I’m kinda stuck on it and I like it… So, this is an almost finished quilt top that I have been working on for a while now, but worked all day to get it where it is. It is almost finished, just missing the borders. I’ll post another picture when it is fully complete. Au reviour. Matthew 6:34 Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

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Deadfall by Robert Liparulo

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing DEADFALL(Thomas Nelson November 6, 2007)by Robert Liparulo ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Robert is an award-winning author of over a thousand published articles and short stories. He is currently a contributing editor for New Man magazine. His work has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Travel & Leisure, Modern Bride, Consumers Digest, Chief Executive, and The Arizona Daily Star, among other publications. In addition, he previously worked as a celebrity journalist, interviewing Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Charlton Heston, and others for magazines such as Rocky Road, Preview, and L.A. Weekly. Robert is an avid scuba diver, swimmer, reader, traveler, and a law enforcement and military enthusiast. He lives in Colorado with his wife and four children. Robert’s first novel painted a scenario so frighteningly real that six Hollywood producers were bidding on movie rights before the novel was completed. His acclaimed debut novel, Comes A Horseman, is. . .

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