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ARC, to be published in trade paper January 5th, 2010 from Realms of Strang Book Group Strang Book Group Makes First Foray Into Historical Romance Strange Book Group recently announced its first venture into the historical romance genre with the January 2010 release of Becoming Lucy by Martha Rogers under its fiction imprint, Realms, to expand market share in the most popular category in Christian publishing. Becoming Lucy is the first in the Winds Across the Prairie series set in the Oklahoma Territory. “It is a story of God’s great love and forgiveness and how believing God’s promises can turn bad situations for good,” explained Rogers. ARC release date July 1, 2010 from Fideus Books ARC release date May 1, 2010 from B&HSequel to Certain Jeopardy

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Enter to win a Kindle

Thanks to Noobie, I have a link to share with you for a chance to win a Kindle for your very own! I want one, but with the addition of AppleBlossom the budget is not there… Although I’m still out on the thought of a Nook, but then that’s a conversation for another day… Click the image to go fill out the form for your chance to win! Winners will be chosen December 14th through Noobie.

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Review: The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems

The Baby Whisperer Answers All Your Questions: Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood by Tracy Hogg Goes beyond the basics presented in the author’s first two child-care guides to offer a series of specific, targeted strategies for solving common challenges faced by parents of children up to three years of age, including feeding problems, sleep troubles, and behavior issues, in a volume complemented by real-life case stories. My rating: 2 of 5 stars*Checked out from the Arlington Public Library* I found this on the shelf in the “parenting section”. Odd for me to be able to look there still. This was recommended to me a couple months back as being pretty useful. Well, what do you know almost three months into parenting and I have already ruined my daughter’s life and completely warped her sense of view and the world is going to end. I read this book last. . .

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Review: The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp In perhaps the most important parenting book of the decade, Dr. Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries –an automatic “off-switch” for their baby’s crying. No wonder pediatricians across the country are praising him and thousands of Los Angeles parents, from working moms to superstars like Madonna and Pierce Brosnan, have turned to him to learn the secrets for making babies happy. Never again will parents have to stand by helpless and frazzled while their poor baby cries and cries. Dr. Karp has found there IS a remedy for colic. “I share with parents techniques known only to the most gifted baby soothers throughout history …and I explain exactly how they work.” In a innovative and thought-provoking reevaluation of early infancy, Dr. Karp blends modern science and ancient wisdom to prove that newborns are not fully ready. . .

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Giveaway winners with no reply?!

Well I have had no response from some winners. So, NEW Winners for the following books must contact me with snail mail addresses today (or I pick another winner)! No need to keep these authors waiting peoples. *wink* Aimala127 – A Forever ChristmasNoraFindingHope – White Picket FencesBookLogged – Hearts and Harvests email me creativemadnessreviews (at) gmail [dot] com

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Review: Your Newborn Head to Toe

Your Newborn: Head to Toe: Everything You Want to Know About Your Baby’s Health through The First Year by Cara Familian Natterson This one-of-a-kind primer explains to new parents, in a clear and comforting tone, precisely what is happening inside their new baby’s body, the reasons behind various standard post-delivery hospital procedures, and, once baby is at home, what parents can and should do before they call the doctor. In the age of managed care, many pediatricians are unable to find the time to impart even basic medical information–the very information that might reassure parents and help them understand the difference between danger signs and normal development. At the same time, many parents are unable to distill the information they get from the pediatrician, because, even when baby is perfectly healthy, visits to the doctor’s office tend to be chaotic and parents may not have their wits about them, may. . .

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Giveaway Winners Unaccounted for…

jennafaugh Kate HollyMag  uhzanaid Lynn McCallum ~ Margaret (MJ) Chind of Georgia, now to be in Tennessee Enginerd’s wife and Mama to AppleBlossom (July 2009 8 lbs 2.3oz) ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~  “You can never get a cup of tea large enough, or a book long enough to suit me.” -C.S. Lewis ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Creative Madness – Quilts & Reviews cherryblossommj(at)gmail[dot]com http://cherryblossommj.blogspot.com 

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BBAW 3 Reading Meme

Wednesday September 16 Reading Meme Brevity is the goal of today! Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack? Nope, no snack just beverages. Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you? Depends on book, mostly not. How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears? Laying the book flat open? Bookmark or on it’s belly. Fiction, Non-fiction, or both? More fiction than no-fiction preferably. Hard copy or audiobooks? Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are you able to put a book down at any point? Prefer chapters, learning to adjust. If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away? No, write down for later. What are you currently reading? What is the last book you bought?. . .

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Abide with Me: Photographic and Musical Journey by John H. Parker {Review}

Abide with Me

This is a fabulous book! I could easily see this sitting out on a coffee table for years to come or a guest room bedside table for enjoyment. Also, this book is a perfect gift idea for my father. Written by John H. Parker and filled to the brim of photography by Paul Seawright, this square-shaped book is a perfect historical lesson on Christianity’s most famous British Hymns and their authors lives. Each chapter gives an oral history of the hymnist life and a photographic journey of those locations in modern day.

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Cleopatra’s Daughter (Egyptian Royals Collection) by Michelle Moran {Review}

The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the lovers choose to die by their own hands as the triumphant armies of Antony’s revengeful rival, Octavian, sweep into Egypt. Their three orphaned children are taken in chains to Rome; only two– the ten-year-old twins Selene and Alexander–survive the journey. Delivered to the household of Octavian’s sister, the siblings cling to each other and to the hope that they will return one day to their rightful place on the throne of Egypt. As they come of age, they are buffeted by the personal ambitions of Octavian’s family and court, by the ever-present threat of slave rebellion, and by the longings and desires deep within their own hearts. The fateful tale of Selene and Alexander is. . .

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Nefertiti (Egyptian Royals Collection) by Michelle Moran {Review}

Nefertiti

*This post has been updated with my new format as of January 27, 2016 with the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin.* Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnodjmet, have been raised in a powerful family that has provided wives to the rulers of Egypt for centuries. Ambitious, charismatic, and beautiful, Nefertiti is destined to marry Amunhotep, an unstable young pharaoh. It is hoped by all that her strong personality will temper the young Amunhotep’s heretical desire to forsake Egypt’s ancient gods, overthrow the priests of Amun, and introduce a new sun god for all to worship. From the moment of her arrival in Thebes, Nefertiti is beloved by the people. Her charisma is matched only by her husband’s perceived generosity: Amunhotep showers his subjects with lofty promises. The love of the commoners will not be enough, however, if the royal couple is not able to conceive an heir, and as Nefertiti turns. . .

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Beyond This Moment by Tamera Alexander: a review

Beyond This Moment by Tamera Alexander When Dr. Molly Whitcomb, Professor of Romance Languages, steps off the train in Colorado Territory, she makes a choice–one that goes against everything she stands for. Yet it’s the only choice that offers her a chance to regain a fraction of all she’s lost. Sheriff James McPherson’s instincts about people rarely miss the mark. He knows Professor Whitcomb is hiding something. He just doesn’t know what. When James learns Molly’s secret, his own reputation is undermined. But when Molly Whitcomb’s reinvented life begins to unravel, it threatens his job, the stability of Timber Ridge, and what he always knew to be true about himself.   My review rating: 5 of 5 stars Reading the back cover blurb for the book a reader knows that the main character Molly Whitcomb has a secret that is reputation-ruin worthy. After reading the first chapter a reader knows. . .

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