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FIRST Chapter: 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Jay Payleitner and the book: 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to David P. Bartlett – Print & Internet Publicist – of Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE. . .

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FIRST Chapter: The Country House Courtship by Linore Rose Burkard

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Linore Rose Burkard and the book: The Country House Courtship Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Linore Rose Burkard and Dave Bartlett (Harvest House Publishers) for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Linore Rose Burkard is the. . .

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A Kiss for Cade by Lori Copeland

A Kiss for Cade (The Western Sky Series) Bestselling author Lori Copeland shares another marvelous romantic Western full of God’s grace, the beauty of redemption, and second chances. Famous bounty hunter Cade Kolby is forced off the trail to decide the fate of his late sister’s orphaned children. He’s not just returning to his hometown and nieces and nephews, but also to the fiery redhead he loved and left 17 years ago. The last person Zoe Bradshaw wants to see is Cade. She tries to be cool and polite, even as the attraction between them flares up again. Only this time, Zoe is determined to not let Cade get close to her heart. But the townsfolk have other ideas. They want to see the little orphans with a mother and a father, and they form a plan that includes the possibility of a kiss… Formerly titled The Courtship of Cade. . .

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FIRST Chapter: Crave by Chris Tomlinson

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Chris Tomlinson and the book: Crave Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2010) ***Special thanks to Dave Bartlett of Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chris Tomlinson, a graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy and the. . .

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The Marriage Project by Kathi Lipp — FIRST Chapter & Review

Today’s Wild Card author is: Kathi Lipp and the book: The Marriage Project Harvest House Publishers (December 1, 2009) ***Special thanks to Kathi Lipp for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kathi is married to Roger, the Worship Arts Director at Church on the Hill in San Jose. They have four kids and live in San Jose, CA. When she’s not doing laundry, Kathi is a full-time speaker and writer whose articles have appeared in Focus on the Family, Today’s Christian Woman and Christian Parenting Today. Her first books, The Husband Project and The Marriage Project were both released by Harvest House. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $12.99Paperback: 232 pages Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (December 1, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0736925287 ISBN-13: 978-0736925280 My Review: For The Marriage Project to have any lasting effect, you need to be part of a community that will love you. . .

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Lord, I Just Want to Be Happy — FIRST Chapter & thoughts

Today’s Wild Card author is: Leslie Vernick and the book: Lord, I Just Want to Be Happy Harvest House Publishers (October 1, 2009) ***Special thanks to David P. Bartlett of Harvest House Publishers for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Leslie Vernick, a licensed clinical social worker with a private counseling practice, has authored numerous books, including The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong. She completed postgraduate work in biblical counseling and cognitive therapy. Leslie and her husband, Howard, have been married more than 30 years and have two grown children. Visit the author’s website. Product Details: List Price: $12.99Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (October 1, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0736919236 ISBN-13: 978-0736919234 My thoughts so far… This is another one of those books that I would have just skimmed, but after being so affected by reading Don’t Quit. . .

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New Releases for January 2010

(Revell Books – Weddings by Bella, #2 – Sequel to Fools Rush In) (Revell Books – Sister to Sister, #3 – Trilogy end to Stuck in the Middle and Age Before Beauty) (Revell Books – The Callahans of Texas) (Revell Books – Lancaster County Secrets, #1) (Harvest House – Sequel to Before the Season Ends and The House in Grosvenor Square) (Whitaker House – First published 1997 – Reprint 3-in-1 Collection of Bridget’s Bargain, Kate Ties the Knot, and Follow the Leader) (Tyndale House – Miss Pickworth) (Tyndale House – Left Behind Series Collectors Edition Volume I, Rapture’s Witness, contains Left Behind, Tribulation Force, and Nicolae) (Tyndale House – Debut Novel) (Barbour Books – Charles Towne Belles, #3 – Sequel to The Red Siren and The Blue Enchantress) (Barbour Books – Montana Marriages, #2 – Sequel to Montana Rose) (Barbour Books – First Published 2008, Reprint – America Loves a. . .

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Trailer: Under the Cajun Moon by Mindy Starns Clark

start trailerend trailer Bestselling author of the popular Smart Chick Mysteries and Whispers of the Bayou, Mindy Starns Clark delivers another exciting mystery to her eager fans. Chloe Ledet grew up in the shadow of her larger–than–life father, a famous chef and New Orleans’ restaurateur. When Chef Julien falls ill, he decides to finally publish his secret recipes—a decision his financial partners vehemently oppose. As her father lies dying, Chloe earnestly searches for the source of Julien’s special seasonings. Dodging the desperate efforts of those who absolutely do not want the secrets revealed, Chloe realizes that the closer she gets to the source, the more danger she encounters! Framed for murder, Chloe’s prayers become more fervent. Can she safely trust the mysterious Cajun leading her on a cat–and–mouse escape through the very heart of Cajun country? Will she survive—even triumph? Or by trusting this handsome stranger, has she gone from. . .

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New Releases and Coming Soon from Harvest House

Harvest House Can their love survive two very different cultures? Lily Walsh has never imagined anything like America. From supermarkets and swimsuits to the way women look men directly in the eye, she’s baffled by this strange new land. Raised in a remote Asian village by her disciplinarian father, 24–year–old Lily is thrilled to visit her brother Jeff in Hawaii—until Jeff is called away on urgent business. Left in the care of Jeff’s best friend, Gabe Kapaia, and his family, Lily discovers the paradise of Oahu’s north side at the Kapaia Resort. But she walks a fine line between two worlds. Can she embrace her new experiences without breaking her promise not to shame her missionary father? When Lily finds herself falling for Gabe, her heart is torn. Will her upbringing force her to make the difficult choice between true love and family honor? # Paperback: ? pages# Publisher: Harvest. . .

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FIRST: Ransome’s Honor by Kaye Dacus

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Kaye Dacus and the book: Ransome’s Honor Harvest House Publishers (July 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kaye Dacus has a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in history, and a Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction. Her love of the. . .

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Ransome’s Honor by Kaye Dacus: a raving review

Ransome’s Honor by Kaye Dacus The Ransome Trilogy from exciting new author Kaye Dacus combines the wit, romance, and social commentary of Jane Austen with the sea-faring adventure of Horatio Hornblower. July 1814. The war with France has ended, and Captain William Ransome, known for never letting women aboard his ship, has returned to Portsmouth, England. Julia Witherington, considered an old-maid at 29, discovers that she must marry immediately to receive a large dowry. Julia knows that the only man she doesn’t want to marry is William Ransome. And the only man her father will approve of is…William Ransome. When the couple strikes a financial deal to feign marriage for one year, the adventure begins. These stubborn people face humorous and hard situations that reveal what else they have in common—a growing affection for one another. This intriguing tale of faith and loyalty is a wonderful new offering for readers. . .

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Trailer: Ransome’s Honor by Kaye Dacus

Ransome’s Honor by Kaye Dacus, Book #1 The Ransome Trilogy The Ransome Trilogy from exciting new author Kaye Dacus combines the wit, romance, and social commentary of Jane Austen with the sea-faring adventure of Horatio Hornblower. July 1814. The war with France has ended, and Captain William Ransome, known for never letting women aboard his ship, has returned to Portsmouth, England. Julia Witherington, considered an old-maid at 29, discovers that she must marry immediately to receive a large dowry. Julia knows that the only man she doesn’t want to marry is William Ransome. And the only man her father will approve of is…William Ransome. When the couple strikes a financial deal to feign marriage for one year, the adventure begins. These stubborn people face humorous and hard situations that reveal what else they have in common—a growing affection for one another. This intriguing tale of faith and loyalty is a. . .

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Blaggard’s Moon by George Bryan Polivka: a review

Blaggard’s Moon by George Bryan Polivka “This is the story of the great battle between the pirates of the world and the band of merciless men who would purge us from the seas, and make the name Hell’s Gatemen a source of terror to us all.” Thus begins the tale of love and war told by Ham Drumbone, a pirate storyteller with a gift for dramatic detail. It is recalled by Smith Delaney as he awaits a gruesome death at the hands of ancient beasts called mermonkeys, eager to devour his bones. In the process of remembering, this simple pirate ponders in his always-earnest and often-whimsical way the mysteries of true hearts wronged, noble love gone awry, dark deeds done for the sake of gold, and the sacrifices made for love. For Ham’s story is about Damrick Fellows, the great pirate hunter, who works his way ever closer to the. . .

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CSFF: Blaggard’s Moon Trailer and Links

*Featured book, Blaggard’s Moon – .George Bryan Polivka’s Web site – http://www.nearingvast.com/ *Participants’ Links: Brandon Barr Jennifer Bogart Keanan Brand Melissa Carswell Amy Cruson CSFF Blog Tour Stacey Dale D. G. D. Davidson Jeff Draper April Erwin Karina Fabian Alex Field Marcus Goodyear Todd Michael Greene Ryan Heart Timothy Hicks Cris Jesse Jason Joyner Kait Carol Keen Mike Lynch Magma Margaret Melissa Meeks Rebecca LuElla Miller Nissa John W. Otte Steve Rice Crista Richey Chawna Schroeder James Somers Rachel Starr Thomson Steve Trower Speculative Faith Jason Waguespack Fred Warren Phyllis Wheeler Jill Williamson

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FIRST: Apologetics for a New Generation

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Sean McDowell and the book: Apologetics for a New Generation Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sean McDowellis a popular speaker at schools, churches, and conferences nationwide. He is the author of Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World and. . .

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Daniel’s Den by Brandt Dodson (Sneak Peek)

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Brandt Dodson and the book: Daniel’s Den Harvest House Publishers (February 1, 2009) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brandt Dodson was born and raised in Indianapolis, where he graduated from Ben Davis High School and, later, Indiana Central University (now known as The University of. . .

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