It is time to play a Wild Card! Every now and then, a book that I have chosen to read is going to pop up as a FIRST Wild Card Tour. Get dealt into the game! (Just click the button!) Wild Card Tours feature an author and his/her book’s FIRST chapter! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: KELLY EILEEN HAKE and her book: The Bride Bargain Barbour Publishing, Inc (September 1, 2008) Look for more information about this book in the weeks to come.. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Life doesn’t wait, and neither does Kelly Eileen Hake. In her short twenty-three years of life, she’s achieved much. Her secret? Embracing opportunities and multitasking. Kelly received her first writing contract at the tender age of seventeen and arranged to wait three months until she was able to legally sign it. Since. . .
This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing House Of WolvesThomas Nelson (August 12, 2008)byMatt BronleeweClick the tag House of Wolves or August Adams Adventure to see my review. -MJ (FABULOUS BOOK!) ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Matt Bronleewe is a recognized producer, songwriter and author. The former member of the band Jars of Clay, has earned numerous awards producing and co-writing albums that have sold a combined total of over 20 million copies. His songs have recently been recorded by Disney pop sensations Aly & AJ, American Idol finalist Kimberley Locke, and more. Bronleewe has worked with Grammy Award-winning artists such as Michael W. Smith, International pop singer Natalie Imbruglia and Heroes star Hayden Panettiere. Born in Dallas, Texas, Bronleewe was raised on a farm in Kansas, where he lived until he left for college in 1992. At Greenville College in Illinois, Bronleewe formed the band Jars of Clay with his. . .
Tuck by Stephen R. Lawhead The story of Rhi Bran y Hud-Robin Hood-concludes as Abbot Hugo and the Norman invaders attempt to wipe out King Raven and his flock once and for all. Their merciless attack, the first of many to come, heralds a dark and desperate day for the realm of Elfael. Bran and his few stalwarts desperately need encouragement and reinforcement if they are to survive. But Friar Tuck, a most unconventional priest, has a daring solution to their dilemma that will radically alter all we’ve known about the legendary figure known as Robin Hood. Hardcover: 496 pages Publisher: Thomas Nelson (February 10, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1595540873 ISBN-13: 978-1595540874 I cannot tell you how excited I am that this book finally has a date! I know that it’s due Feby 2009, but if I weren’t moving and had my permanent address already, I’d pre-order it now I. . .
God Loves Me More Than That by Dandi Daley Mackall My review rating: 5 of 5 starsWhat wonderful rhythm! My favorite children’s books are always the ones with great rhythm that are wonderful riddles full of giggles. This is a great addition of Rhymes to my children’s book collection and what a great message. Such a wonderful way to show a child just how much they are loved. So much bigger, deeper, wider, and just plain more than that. Highly recommended. View all my reviews. It is time to play a Wild Card! Every now and then, a book that I have chosen to read is going to pop up as a FIRST Wild Card Tour. Get dealt into the game! (Just click the button!) Wild Card Tours feature an author and his/her book’s FIRST chapter! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild. . .
House of Wolves by Matt Bronleewe My review rating: 5 of 5 starsThis August Adams Adventure is a step up from the first one and I cannot wait for more! This is a book that will do well in all markets, Christian or not. Non-stop action all the way through, with just a hint of romance. The adventurous journey that one takes with the Adams family through this book is one of a kind with the excitement levels of Indiana Jones and think International- National Treasure. I really liked this one, I would get into details, but really I do not want to give anything away, so all I can say is just read it. View all my reviews.
God Gave Us Heaven by Lisa Tawn Bergren My review rating: 5 of 5 stars God Gave Us Heaven is one of the best children’s book with the most important message that is often hard to explain. I love Lisa Tawn Bergren‘s adult fiction series and now I love her children’s books as well and cannot wait to add others to my shelf. The pictures are wonderful and provide for much exploring and conversation. It is definitely a book I would recommend for my nieces and nephews. View all my reviews. It is time to play a Wild Card! Every now and then, a book that I have chosen to read is going to pop up as a FIRST Wild Card Tour. Get dealt into the game! (Just click the button!) Wild Card Tours feature an author and his/her book’s FIRST chapter! You never know when I might play a. . .
Publicists and Influencer lists, PLEASE TAKE NOTE, we are in the process of buying a house. If all goes as planned in late September, early October I will have a new mailing address. Please e-mail me cherryblossommj (at) gmail [dot] com to make sure you have that correct mailing address! I do not want you to lose money shipping a book to a wrong address and having it returned to you! I also do not want to lose my chance to preview and review any fabulous books meant to come my way! Within the next two weeks I should know the final details. Questions: email me cherryblossommj (at) gmail [dot] com In Christ, Margaret (MJ)
It’s the 15th, time for the Non~FIRST blog tour!(Join our alliance! Click the button!) Every 15th, we will featuring an author and his/her latest non~fiction book’s FIRST chapter! The feature author is: Charles Marshall and his book: I’m Not Crazy, But I Might be a Carrier Kregel Publications (April 17, 2008) This book was not really my cup of tea, but for those who like comedy, it might be right up your alley! ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles Marshall began his career onstage as a singer/songwriter. When his singing voice gave out, he turned to stand-up comedy and was much more successful. He is now a nationally syndicated Christian humor columnist and has contributed to Focus on the Family magazine. He is the author of Shattering the Glass Slipper: Destroying Fairy Tale Thinking Before It Destroys You and has filmed two stand-up comedy videos, I’m Just Sayin’ and Fully Animated. Product. . .
This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing That’s (Not Exactly) AmoreFaithWords (August 14, 2008)byTracey BatemanThis week on my Creative Madness blog I’m giving away the entire DramaQueen series (Catch a Rising Star, You Had Me at Goodbye & That’s NotExactly Amore) by Tracey Bateman. To enter, leave a comment withcontact info on the contest entry. US and Canada addresses only. I’llpick a winner on Saturday and let you know next week! Creative Madness http://cherryblossommj.blogspot.com Best of Luck and have a Blessed day! Click here to see my review of Distant Heart by Tracey Bateman. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Tracey Bateman published her first novel in 2000 and has been busy ever since. There are two other books in the Drama Queen Series, Catch A Rising Star (#1) and You Had Me At Goodbye (#2) She learned to write by writing, and improved by listening to critique partners and editors. She. . .
This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing The Jewel of Gresham Green(Bethany House – August 1, 2008)byLawana BlackwellThere is something exciting and beautiful about the way that covers are being done in the last year or so in the Christian Fiction world, and this one is no shocker that it is just beautiful. I feel in love with a series from Lawana Blackwell a few years ago starting with The Maid of Mayfair and I have gone and gotten myself a copy of The Widow of Larkspur Inn so that I can start this series properly and let me tell you I’m excited! ABOUT THE AUTHOR:A full-time author, Lawana Blackwell’s books include her beloved Gresham Chronicles and Tales of London series. “I had told myself long ago that three books in a series are enough for my attention span, and so after The Dowry of Miss Lydia Clark,. . .
And the winner is…. *drum roll* ashley.vanburen[at]gmail[dot]com Thank you to all of you ladies who commented! Stick around for more GIVEAWAYs to come!!! MJ
Dear all, So, this week I decided that I do not spend enough time on-line and have figured a way to get even more hours in by joining in on the team over at ChristianBookwormReviews.com a main page of Faithwebbin.net. If you have seen the site in the past, it is nothing as to what it is now. It’s completely redesigned and just plain fabulous! Be sure to check out the main site Faithwebbin Online Magazine and all literary guides (ChristianBookwormReviews.com, aTeenzfaith.com and aKidzfaith.com. Here is my bio blurb: (and check out others on the team too!) Margaret Chind and her engineer husband live just east of Atlanta, Georgia where he does his engineer things and she reads books, lots of books, and quilts, and sometimes cross stitches. Margaret has an AS in Nursing and a BA in Religious Studies, she believes these have prepared her to have many an. . .
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Today is a special treat! If you’ve been following me for even just a short while you’ve heard me mention one of my new favorite authors, that would be Mary Connealy. She won me over with Petticoat Ranch (February 1, 2007) and then kept me as a fan for life with Calico Canyon (July 1, 2008). I cannot wait to get my hands on her story Golden Days, lately re-released (August 1, 2008) in an anthology from Alaska Brides Heartsong Presents with stories from fellow authors Cathy Marie Hake and Kathleen Y’Barbo. On Sunday, June 22nd, I shared my review of Petticoat Ranch, as well as a blurb for Mary and Calico Canyon and a preview of the first chapter, click here to go back and see it if you missed it before. Wednesday, June 25th, I shared my review of Calico Canyon, also click here, to go back to. . .
See my previous post for a preview of the first chapter… As Americans, what do we really know about Hinduism?Authority on comparative religions introduces readers to the basics of Hindu beliefs Hinduism is the world’s third-largest religion, behind Christianity and Islam. Depending on whose statistics you believe, there are anywhere from 837 million to 1.2 billion people in the world who practice this faith. Though Hindus currently make up only 0.5% of the U.S. population (approximately 76% of the population considers itself Christian), their number and influence on Western society are growing, as notions of Karma and reincarnation, the practice of yoga and books on topics like tantric sex have been co-opted by popular culture. In recent years, much has been made of a supposed Krishna-Christ connection, leading many to wonder if, aside from the obvious differences in dietary practices (Hindus revere cows, while most Christians enjoy them grilled to. . .
Becky over at A Christian Worldview of Fiction tagged me for a meme. This will be my first attempt at this, so let’s see how it goes, shall we? Here’s how it will work. I’m going to list five MUST Read novels and five Keep Your Eyes on These novels, then tag five bloggers who I’m asking to post my list on their site. They may then add one book to each list but must also subtract one book. Finally they should tag five other bloggers, link here at A Christian Worldview of Fiction, and comment to this post so visitors here know to check out how they may have changed the list. If you aren’t tagged but want to play, copy the how to paragraph above, make your own list of MUST Reads and Keep Your Eyes on These, and tag away. It will be fun to see if. . .