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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Maid Marian by Elsa Watson – just a review

For as long as I can remember I have always been a fan of Robin Hood legend. Movies and books alike have told various versions that I have soaked up and loved. Earlier this year I found the best ever with the first two installations of Stephen Lawhead‘s triology Hood and Scarlet. Those two books being from the perspective of, of course, Robin Hood (Bran) and Will Scarlet. This book fits right in!! I know that Elsa Watson is her own author and nothing to do with the former, but really this tale fits well into the mix. Here you have a version of the historic bard tale written in a way never read before. Of course the setting is different, so don’t get me wrong, but what I mean is the perspective.This book is the retelling from Marian’s point of view. Through Elsa’s words she is as real as. . .

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Hollywood Nobody by Lisa Samson

It is November 1st, time for the FIRST Day Blog Tour! (Join our alliance! Click the button!) The FIRST day of every month we will feature an author and his/her latest book’s FIRST chapter! This month’s feature author is: LISA SAMSON and her book: Hollywood Nobody Th1nk Books (August 30, 2007) ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lisa Samson is the author of twenty books, including the Christy Award-winning Songbird. Apples of Gold was her first novel for teens. Visit Lisa at http://www.lisasamson.com/ These days, she’s working on Quaker Summer, volunteering at Kentucky Refugee Ministries, raising children and trying to be supportive of a husband in seminary. (Trying . . . some days she’s downright awful. It’s a good thing he’s such a fabulous cook!) She can tell you one thing, it’s never dull around there. Other Novels by Lisa: Straight Up, , Club Sandwich, Songbird, Tiger Lillie, The Church Ladies, Women’s Intuition:. . .

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Disclaimer per say

So I’ve made a discovery and a decision. When I’m posting reviews I am going to post what I find in it’s original color, most commonly black and when I add to it, I’m going to write in purple. This way when I look at it, I know what I wrote versus what I found elsewhere. I don’t want to confuse myself or anyone else intentionally as to what are my words or someone else’s. Make sense? I hope so!

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Surrender Bay by Denise Hunter

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducing SURRENDER BAY (Thomas Nelson November 6, 2007) by Denise Hunter ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too! In addition to Surrender Bay, the second Nantucket book releases in April 2008. The title is The Convenient Groom and features Kate Lawrence, a relationship advice columnist, whose groom dumps her on her wedding day. Denise is currently at work on the third Nantucket book (Oct 2008) which is untitled so far. ABOUT THE BOOK:When Sam’s estranged step-father dies, she inherits his ocean-front cottage. . .

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