Monday, August 24, 2015

Pizza Ranch and Living Hope CD: A Review

About Pizza Ranch:

Adrie Groeneweg had a dream that started in Hull, IA, in 1981, when he was just 19 years old.  It was simple.  Why does everyone have to drive out of town to get a pizza?  With just six specialty and single topping pizza recipes developed by Adrie's mother, Lorraine, Pizza Ranch was born.  Pizza Ranch's vision and mission is to glorify God by positively impacting the world and to give every guest a legendary experience.  They have 190+ locations across 13 states including Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. 




About The CD:

On June 2, 2015, Pizza Ranch released a CD called Living Hope containing twelve songs from many of their favorite Christian artists.  Most of the songs are brand-new and written exclusively for this CD around the theme of Hope.  Artists include Colton Dixon, Francesca Batistelli, Ellie Holcomb, Sidewalk Prophets, Kevin Max, Bart Millard, Passion Band featuring Kristian Stanfill, Michael W. Smith, and Mark Schultz.  

The CD will be available to purchase for $5 plus tax exclusively in Pizza Ranch restaurants or for download at pizzaranch.com/livinghope through August 31.  

From Anrie Groeneweg, President & CEO of Pizza Ranch, Inc.:  "This album has a very special meaning for Pizza Ranch.  Although Pizza Ranch is not in the music business, many things have been happening, conversations have been taking place and doors have been opening for this album.  Through these events, I believe it was obvious that God has been behind this for His specific purpose and putting it on our hearts to collectively create this project.  As such, we call this our miracle album, Living Hope."

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Twitter:  @PizzaRanch @PRServes



YouTube Channel (features images and videos of the artists talking about the story behind each song):  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE9lEnxuNzMyLfRyX8_tiLA

Press Release with additional information about the Living Hope CD project:  https://t.e2ma.net/message/7tnbk/7l1cgr

My Review:

The Living Hope CD is fantastic! There is something for everyone on this album, and for only $5.00 it is definitely worth every penny and won't break the bank. There is worship, rock, folk and much more for your contemporary Christian music listening pleasure.  My favorite tracks were Blind by Colton Dixon, What Are You Waiting For by Sidewalk Prophets, and Savior's Arms by Passion Band. I also love that portions of the sale of this CD will go to Porter's Call. This is a CD that will find a home in my personal music library for many years to come! 

***I received a complimentary copy of this CD, courtesy of FlyBy Promotions, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Passport2Purity: A Review

About The Getaway Kit:

Your child begins the journey into adolescence in a world of sexting, bullying, online stalking and moral defiance.  Innocence is under attack, and you cannot win the battle with a single awkward talk or a strict set of rules.  The primary defense for your child is a strong relationship with you and with God.  FamilyLife developed Passport2Purity (P2P) to assist you in building heart-to-heart communication with your preteen while laying a foundation of purity that will prepare him or her for the turbulent years ahead.  Through the shared listening experience, object lessons and guided conversations of a P2P weekend getaway, you can set your son or daughter on a journey of moral integrity - and strengthen the bond between you.  It is designed to be used by a mother and daughter or a father and son when the child is a preteen.  It is suggested that the materials be completed over a weekend away from home, as the child may be more open to discussing the topics away from his or her normal environment.  If this isn't possible, the material can be completed over a period of four or five weeks.

The kit includes the following:

(1) Tour Guide for the parent, (1) Travel Journal for the preteen including 25 follow-up devotions, and (8) CDs containing 5 sessions, scripture memory songs and downloadable MP3s:  Session 1: Beginning the Journey - Challenges, Traps, and Choices; Session 2: Running With The Herd - Friendships and Peer Pressure; Session 3: Ready For An Upgrade? - Changes in Him, Changes in Her; Session 4: Destination: Lé Pure - Setting Boundaries; Session 5: Crossing The Date Line - Seeing Dating Differently 

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My Review:

Taking your adolescent child away for a weekend and talking to them about sex, friendship, peer pressure, and all the other things that they will start experiencing as a teenager does not sound like a fun thing to most people but with the right tools in place it can be. This kit covers all the topics that a parent needs to guide your child through the at-times hard teen years. It does lean towards the conservative side of things but I actually quite liked that. The kit is solid in scripture as well includes great music, that will appeal to both parents and child alike. A very thorough kit that can be used through a weekend or split up over four or five weeks. 

I highly recommend this kit and give it a thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Passport2Purity online through Family Life

***I received a complimentary copy of this kit, courtesy of FlyBy Promotions, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Plumb - Exhale: A CD Review


About Plumb:

Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, better-known by her stage name Plumb, is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and author.

 Plumb has sold more than 500,000 albums and over two million singles worldwide, co-penned songs for numerous other artists, including Michelle Branch, Mandisa, Mandy Moore, Jaci Velasquez, and Natalie Grant, and had music placed in many films and television shows.

Originally signed as a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) recording artist in 1997, Plumb is now known as well as or better in alternative rock, electronic dance music, and for the use of her music in film and television than she is in the CCM market.

About The Album:

EXHALE, the seventh studio album from acclaimed multi-genre singer, songwriter and author PLUMB, expresses a new focus and vision. After the runaway success of NEED YOU NOW (the album, title track and book), which coincided with her own moving story of brokenness and ultimately healing, Exhale brims with worshipful songs of gratitude and hope.

The defining concept of EXHALE was born from a sermon at Plumb’s home church, wherein her pastor Pete Wilson expressed the notion that the Church doesn’t exist for itself. Rather, believers come to church to breathe in grace and truth, be changed, and then go out and “exhale” that hope into their surrounding community.

“That idea of exhaling hope hit me right away and I couldn’t get to the Notes section on my phone fast enough. I started writing the chorus of Exhale right then and there,” explains Plumb. “I have been made new by the ultimate hope, and I want to share and exhale that hope in everyway I can.” 


My Review:

Plumb. A new artist to me in so many ways, yet the one thing that caught my attention about this marvelous artist is her hauntingly stunning voice. It is just beautiful and soothing. The overall theme of the CD is that regardless of where we have been, He will always be there for us. Each song is special in its own way but I especially loved "Great is our God", "Champion", and "Broken Places", but honestly it was a fantastic album. As I ponder over all the difficult experiences I have journeyed over the last few years while listening to Exhale, each song met me where I am and it was exactly the music that I needed to hear! Well worth the listen to be sure.

I highly recommend this CD and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Exhale by Plumb at your favorite Christian music retailer like iTunes

***I received a complimentary copy of this CD, courtesy of FlyBy Promotions, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Through Waters Deep: A Blog Tour and Book Review

About The Book:

It is 1941 and America teeters on the brink of war.
Outgoing naval officer Ensign Jim Avery escorts British convoys across the North Atlantic in a brand-new destroyer, the USS Atwood. Back on shore, Boston Navy Yard secretary Mary Stirling does her work quietly and efficiently, happy to be out of the limelight. Yet, despite her reserved nature, she never could back down from a challenge. When evidence of sabotage on the Atwood is found, Jim and Mary must work together to uncover the culprit. A bewildering maze of suspects emerges, and Mary is dismayed to find that even someone close to her is under suspicion. With the increasing pressure, Jim and Mary find that many new challenges–and dangers–await them.
Sarah Sundin takes readers to the tense months before the US entered WWII. Readers will encounter German U-boats and torpedoes, along with the explosive power of true love, in this hopeful and romantic story.
About The Author:
Sarah Sundin is the author of "With Every Letter," "On Distant Shores," "In Perfect Time," and the Wings of Glory series. In 2014, "On Distant Shores" was a finalist for the Golden Scroll Awards from both AWSA and the Christian Authors Network. In 2011, Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. A graduate of UC San Francisco School of Pharmacy, she works on call as a hospital pharmacist. During WWII, her grandfather served as a pharmacist's mate (medic) in the Navy and her great-uncle flew with the US Eighth Air Force in England. Sarah lives in California with her husband and three children.
My Review:
Sarah Sundin is one of my new favorite authors in the historical fiction genre for Christian literature and I have had the absolute pleasure of reading a number of her previous writings and enjoyed each one. I was very much looking forward to reading Through Deep Waters and I was absolutely not disappointed one bit. From the amazingly developed characters, to a plot that flowed nicely and a book that kept my attention throughout, Sarah Sundin has nailed it with Through Waters Deep. I love WWII novels and this is absolutely one of my favorites in that genre. You will not be disappointed by this book at all, including the stunning cover!
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Through Waters Deep online through Amazon. It is also available through your favorite local Christian book retailer.
***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Together with You: A Book Review

About The Book:

Sometimes the most unexpected love can be exactly what a heart needs...
When a Lost Child warning blares over the mall's PA system, Carly Mason finds the little girl playing with a stuffed rabbit. Something about Penny Tremaine is different. An ex-social worker, Carly recognizes that the child suffers fetal alcohol effects, and a piece of Carly's past suddenly confronts her. Never again will she become personally involved with a client. The risks are far too great. But something about Penny--and Penny's handsome father--tugs at Carly's heart.

Dr. Ryan Tremaine is trying to put his life back together. With his ex-wife remarried and on a trip far away, his two teenage sons and Penny are living under his roof full time. Ryan has put his faith in his Sink-or-Swim list, a plan to reconnect with his children. The first step: recruit Carly Mason to be Penny's nanny.

Ryan never anticipated being so drawn to Carly, an attraction Carly seems to fight as much as he does. Could Carly be the missing piece that helps his family stay afloat, or will their blossoming romance only complicate things further?

Known for her realistic and engaging characters, Victoria Bylin delivers an emotion-packed story reminiscent of The Sound of Music, one that reminds us all to believe in the power of faith and love.


You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Victoria Bylin writes contemporary and historical romances acclaimed for their true-to-life characters and stories. Her work has finaled in contests such as the Carol Awards, the RITAs, and the Reviewers' Choice Award. A native of California, she and her husband now make their home in Lexington, Kentucky. Visit her website at www.victoriabylin.com to find out more.

My Review:

What a fantastic read! I thoroughly enjoyed this read that covered themes like faith, trust, forgiveness and lessons learned from making bad decisions. The characters were realistically flawed with idiosyncrosies that most readers would possess and relate to. I found it great to read a novel that includes a character with FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome), and that added a special level to this emotional and heart-warming book. I love the various levels of relationships in the book, it kept me reading late into the night and look forward to reading more from this author.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Together With You at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

A Glorious Dark: A Book Review

About The Book:

On Thursday as they ate the Passover meal with Jesus, the disciples believed that the kingdom was coming and they were on the front end of a revolution. Then came the tragedy of Friday and the silence of Saturday. They ran. They doubted. They despaired. From their perspective, all was lost.

Yet, within the grave, God's power was still flowing like a mighty river beneath the ice of winter. And then there was Sunday morning. 

Real, raw, and achingly honest, A Glorious Dark meets us right in those uncomfortable moments when our beliefs about the world don't match up with reality. Tackling tough questions like Why is faith so hard? Why do I doubt? Why does God allow me to suffer? and Is God really with me in the midst of my pain? A. J. Swoboda invites us to develop a faith that embraces the tension between what we believe and what we experience, showing that it is in the very tension we seek to eliminate that God meets us.


You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format

About The Author:

A. J. Swoboda (PhD, University of Birmingham) teaches theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. A. J. started and serves Theophilus Church in urban Portland. He is the author of Messy and is the coauthor of Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology.

My Review:

This is the first that i have read of A.J. Swoboda's work and it was well worth it! It was an honest, raw look at Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday and how it impacts our walk as Christians. I made a lot of notes, highlights and marks and will definitely go back and read this book again as there was so much to absorb! He combined personal stories, with theology in a well-written manner that really allowed me to understand Holy Week at a deeper level. An overall great read.

I give this book a huge thumbs up and highly recommend it!

BUY IT: You can purchase A Glorious Dark at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications Inc., and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Launch Your Encore: A Book Review


About The Book:

Discover how to make the next years the best years

For you and the seventy-six million other Americans reaching age sixty and beyond, one all-important question is likely on your mind: What will I do when my main act career is over? One thing is certain--you want your later years to be meaningful and fulfilling.

Launch Your Encore is your game plan for what comes next. Hans Finzel and Rick Hicks show you how to enter this new stage of life poised for personal satisfaction and ready to make your own unique contributions to society. With real-life examples of people who have made the transition from their main careers to mentoring, volunteering, ministry, or even second careers, Launch Your Encore shows you how to make an impact later in life.


You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Hans Finzel (DMiss, Fuller Graduate School) is an author, a highly sought-after speaker, a podcaster, and a trusted authority in the field of leadership. He recently completed twenty years as president and CEO of nonprofit WorldVenture. Hans is the author of eight books, including the bestselling The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make. He and his wife, Donna, live in Colorado.

Rick Hicks (PhD, Claremont Graduate University) is an author, an international speaker, and a consultant. He served as president of OM USA for fourteen years and is currently the North American area leader for OM (Operation Mobilization). Rick is coauthor of Seeking Solid Groundand Boomers, Xers, and Other Strangers. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Southern California.


My Review:

If you are in the ages of 60 and 70, and on the path to retirement, but at a cross roads of what to do next in life, this is a great book for you. While I am not in this age bracket for the book to be applicable it is one that I would offer to those in my life for whom it would work. The book was very well organized and it was a great read about development that occurs later in life. I trust it is one that I will reference later in life to be sure. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Launch Your Encore at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

The Day I Met Jesus: A Book Review

About The Book:

Two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ met face-to-face with people just like you. Broken, imperfect, sometimes fearful and without hope. The Day I Met Jesus is a beautifully crafted narrative that chronicles the remarkable encounters of five women in the Gospels who were desperate to find wholeness, security, and purpose. Like all of us, these women struggled with the regrets of their pasts, the stresses of their presents, and the worries of their tomorrows.

Join Frank Viola and Mary DeMuth on a fascinating journey back in time as they retell the dramatic accounts of five women who met Jesus. Each narrative is told from each woman's unique perspective, yet tightly grounded in the Gospel accounts and faithful to first-century history. Elegantly written and profoundly stirring, this book blends creative narrative with uncommon insight, spiritual depth, and practical application.

If you are someone who seeks a renewal of hope, faith, and love, The Day I Met Jesus will make your Bible come to life and usher you into a fresh encounter with your Lord.


You can read an excerpt of this book here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Frank Viola has helped thousands of people around the world to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and enter into a more vibrant and authentic experience of church. He has written many books on these themes, includingGod's Favorite Place on Earth and From Eternity to Here. His blog, frankviola.org, is ranked in the top ten of all Christian blogs on the Web today. He ministers to people all over the world from Florida.

Mary DeMuth is a former church planter in France and the author of more than sixteen nonfiction and fiction books. A sought-after speaker and longtime blogger, she has overcome (through Jesus's healing) a difficult childhood full of neglect, abuse, and familial dysfunction to become a living example of what it means to live uncaged. She lives in Texas with her family.

My Review:

I was introduced Mary DeMuth's writing about three years ago and I have not turned back. She brings you to a place you never thought you would find yourself, and that is not a bad thing! Recently, I had the opportunity to review The Day I Met Jesus. What an amazing read. Combining strong scriptural references, with the life of five amazing Biblical women, and the great writing team of Frank Viola and Mary DeMuth, I loved every part of this book. 
The favorite part of this book for me, and I suspect many others, is the delightful way the authors combined narrative based on scripture with deep Bible study. It allowed me to really see how Jesus truly touched each of these women and how He touches me through forgiveness and grace. An amazing read for all who read it. 

I highly recommend this read and give it a huge thumbs up. 

BUY IT: You can purchase a copy of The Day I Met Jesus at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Maritn Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

‘A Heart’s Home’ and Conversations with Colleen Coble Giveaway

A hidden pregnancy, a promise sure to break hearts, and a tragic loss at Fort Phil Kearny: Don't miss the gripping conclusion in book six, A Heart's Home, of Colleen Coble's A Journey of the Heart series. With the Sioux Wars threatening outside the fort, Emmie’s solemn vow threatens her happiness from within. Will she honor a promise sure to break her heart—and Isaac’s? Or is there another way to find a home for her heart?




Colleen is celebrating the final book release of her A Journey of the Heart series by giving away the entire series and the chance to host Colleen virtually at your book club, local library, or women's group to talk about the series.





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One grand prize winner will receive:



  • Books 1–6 of A Journey of the Heart series

  • A chat with Colleen via Skype or Google Hangout

  • A custom book-club kit PDF, featuring Colleen's favorite recipes and group discussion questions


  • Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 31st. Winner will be announced September 1st on Colleen's website.





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    Sunday, August 16, 2015

    We Need to Talk: A Book Review


    About The Book:

    Grow through conflict into a healthier you
    Conflict is a normal part of our lives and relationships. But the desire to avoid it and the tendency to handle it poorly can get us stuck--or even in trouble. In this practical and approachable book, therapist Dr. Linda Mintle expertly leads you through successful conflict management so that you can enjoy more secure and peaceful relationships. She offers real-world advice based on solid research for marriages, parenting, extended family, ex-spouses, blended families, and friendships. 



    You will learn to:

    · approach conflict in ways that work
    · problem solve and be more confident
    · negotiate differences
    · forgive and move on
    · strengthen relationships even when conflict seems unsolvable

    Dr. Mintle helps you understand your personal approach to conflict, how it developed, and what you can do to effectively engage with others. Throughout, she directs you to your ultimate source of relational transformation: a loving God.

    If you want to build and maintain stronger relationships despite conflict, We Need to Talk is the place to start.


    You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format.

    About The Author:

    Dr. Linda Mintle is a national speaker and bestselling author. She is the Chair of the Division of Behavioral Health at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Liberty University. Dr. Mintle appears regularly on national broadcasts and is a national news contributor in mental health. In addition, she hosts her own BeliefNet blog, Doing Life Together. She lives in Virginia.

    My Review:

    This was a very good read for all who are dealing with conflict in their life, whether in work or personally. It will teach you techniques to work through all types of conflict and how to move on from conflict to peace, but most importantly it teaches how important forgiveness is as part of the process of overcoming conflict. The book is very well-written and flows nicely, is very organized and was very easy to read and understand. A perfect book for all personal library's. It includes both practical and biblcial advice, meeting the needs of all who read this book. A great addition is the conflict assessment that is on the author's website, it was very eye opening to me and how I handle conflict. 

    I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

    BUY IT: You can purchase We Need to Talk at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group

    ***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications Inc. and Baker Publishing Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

    Pre-Order ‘Glory Days,’ Max Lucado’s New Book, and Receive Free Gifts

    Are you stuck in the wilderness known as midlife misery? Can you name the day you became a Christian but can’t remember the last time you defeated a temptation or experienced an answered prayer? Find encouragement in Max Lucado's new book, Glory Days. With God’s help you can close the gap between the person you are and the person you want to be. Like Joshua and the Israelites, you can move from a wilderness existence into a promised inheritance.




    Now through August 31, 2015, pre-order Glory Days and receive free gifts!




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    There are two pre-order options:



    Option 1:


    Pre-order one copy of Glory Days (any format), and receive a free digital download of the abridged audio version of In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado.



    After you've pre-ordered, please claim your free gift by submitting your email and proof of purchase at GloryDaysBook.com.



    Option 2:


    Pre-order one copy of Glory Days (any format) AND one copy of God is With You Every Day (Max's brand-new, 365-day devotional—any format), and receive both the abridged audio version of In the Grip of Grace and a paperback copy of Traveling Light by Max Lucado (U.S. addresses only).




    After you’ve preordered, please claim your free gift by submitting your email and proof of purchase at GloryDaysBook.com.




    Pre-order today and get your free gift by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the offer ends on August 31, 2015.





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    Saturday, August 15, 2015

    A Heart's Home: A Blog Tour and Review


    About The Book:

    Emmie’s hope for a life with Isaac is overshadowed by a tragic loss at Fort Phil Kearny.
    Isaac Liddle is keen to marry Emmie, and she knows she shouldn’t hide her pregnancy from him any longer. But before she can tell him her secret, a widower friend asks the impossible of Emmie: Will she honor her promise to his dead wife by marrying him to care for the orphaned baby?
    With the Sioux Wars threatening outside the fort, Emmie’s solemn vow threatens her happiness from within. Will she honor a promise sure to break her heart—and Isaac’s? Or is there another way to find a home for her heart?

    About The Author:
    USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including "Tidewater Inn," "Rosemary Cottage," and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series.
    My Review:
    A Heart's Home was a fantastic conclusion to a delightful novella series, Journey of the Heart, from prolific author, Colleen Coble. And I absolutely loved it. Once again we are brought on Emmie's journey to love, but first she must has to deal with secrets. Does Emmie find love? You will have to pick up the series and find out for yourself, as I don't do spoilers.  The book was quick to read, I finished it in under two hours. Colleen Coble's writing style is great and it is apparent that much research went into the writing of this book, and she has a wonderful knack of drawing you in to the lives of all the characters and the story line right from the very first pages. I thoroughly enjoyed A Heart's Home.
    I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
    BUY IT: You can purchase A Heart's Home online through Amazon. It is also available through your favorite Christian book retailer from Thomas Nelson
    ***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

    Susan Anne Mason’s ‘Irish Meadows’ Kindle Fire Giveaway and Author Chat

    Will Brianna and Colleen have the courage to stand up to their father's schemes to save their horse farm and instead pursue true love? Don't miss Irish Meadows, the newest book by Susan Anne Mason! As the farm slips ever closer to ruin, their father grows more desperate. It will take every ounce of courage for both sisters to avoid being pawns in their father’s machinations and instead follow their hearts. And even if they do, will they inevitably find their dreams too distant to reach?




    Join Susan in celebrating the release of Irish Meadows by entering to win her Kindle Fire giveaway and RSVPing to her September 1st author chat party!





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    One grand prize winner will receive:



    • A Kindle Fire HD 6

    • One copy of Irish Meadows


    Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 9/1. The winner will be announced at the Irish Meadows Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Susan and other readers, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!





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    RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER, or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 1st!



    Get Access to Every ‘Adventures in Odyssey’ Episode Ever!


    It's August, which means it's nearly time for your kids to pack up their pencils, zip up their backpacks, and hop on the school bus. Aside from prepping them for their new teachers, new classes, or maybe even a new school, it's important to prep their faith. Sign your whole family up for Adventures in Odyssey's Odyssey Adventure Club for a special price of $9.99/month. The club is an essential tool to teach your children to share their faith at school, to be bold, and to grow in their relationship with God.





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    Join during the month of August for $9.99/month, and you'll receive these benefits for being a member:



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