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Video of the Week: Charisse by Fay Lamb

Posted by Julie on November 21, 2014 in Book Review, encouragement, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender |

Each week I put a video in the right sidebar of my website (new and improved, by the way) and use it to promote book trailers. This week is Charisse by Fay Lamb.91rLp4-rytL._SL1500_

Book Description:

Charisse Wellman’s husband has been gone a year, and she’s about to lose the only home her son, V.J., has ever known. She’s quit law school but the money just isn’t there. Her only option is to work as a law clerk for her ex-friend, Gideon Tabor. The only problem: Gideon is the judge who let her husband’s killer go free, and Gideon doesn’t know the connection. Gideon Tabor can’t believe that the woman interviewing for the job is the girl he loved in high school. Charisse is hesitant about accepting his job offer, and when she does, Gideon makes every attempt to apologize for his relationship-ending blunder in high school. Charisse accepts his apology, but she keeps him at a distance. When Gideon learns that Charisse’s anger actually stems from his release of the man who ran down her husband, he tries to explain, but Charisse doesn’t want Gideon’s excuses or the love he has to offer. She wants her husband’s killer to pay.

To purchase Charisse, click here.


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Video of the Week: The Art of Characterization by Fay Lamb

Posted by Julie on November 10, 2014 in Writing |


It’s the video of the week on the right sidebar! Another great book by Write Integrity Press author Fay Lamb. To purchase, click here.

Put on your director’s cap and prepare to set your story world’s stage with memorable scenes and unforgettable characters.

Great storytelling isn’t done haphazardly. Storytelling is an art which requires practice to master. In The Art of Characterization authors are shown elements of storytelling which, when practiced correctly, utilizes forward–moving description and back story, deep point of view, dialogue, and conflict to create a cast of characters readers will never forget.

Take a look! to

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Video of the Week: Amelia’s Legacy by Betty Thomason Owens

Posted by Julie on November 3, 2014 in Guest blogger, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons |

This week’s video of the week in the right sidebar is Amelia’s Legacy by Better Thomason Owens.

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Orphaned and living with her grandmother since the age of six, Nancy Sanderson desires only her freedom from her strict grandmother, Amelia Woods Sanderson, who divides her time between Nancy and a successful career. Her grandmother’s plans include a wealthy, smart, and well-connected young lawyer named Robert Emerson, who bores Nancy.

Instead, Nancy seeks the company of the wild-hearted Nate Conners. When her rebellion turns deadly and her dalliance with Nate leaves her in trouble, Nancy turns to Robert, who promises to protect her. But Robert has underestimated Nate’s thirst for revenge.

As hidden truths become known, can Nancy find the strength to forgive herself and gain true and lasting freedom?


To Purchase, click here.

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Video of the Week: Daily Reflections on the Names of God by Ava Pennington

Posted by Julie on October 22, 2014 in encouragement, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons |

Each week I try to present a Christian book trailer in the right sidebar. This week is Ava Pennington’s devotional Daily Reflections on the Names of God.

Click HERE to view video.

Book Description:

Every name God calls Himself and every name His people called Him holds clues to who He is, how He relates to His children, and the promises He has made—and kept.

Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional is published by Revell Books and endorsed by Kay Arthur, founder of Precepts Ministries International. It examines the biblical names of God through 366 daily readings and helps readers discover what those names mean for their own faith.


Daily Reflections on the Names of God offers you a wonderful opportunity to spend time each day getting to know God more intimately by exploring 122 of His names and attributes. Using three individual devotions for each name, you will discover something new about who God is, who you are, and how you relate to others.


One year from now, will you be able to say that you know God better than you did before? Revitalize your devotional life with an intimate journey through the names of God. Come, settle down with this book, and know God more fully. The next 366 days will pass quickly—make each one count!


Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional may be purchased through your favorite bookstore or online at:



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Book Trailer of the Week: Henry and the Bouncing Ball by Surviving Henry

Posted by Julie on August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Book Description:

You don’t always know what you’re getting into when you bring home a puppy. Enter Henry, a boxer who suffers from Supreme Dictator of the Universe Syndrome. He vandalizes his obedience school, leaps through windows, cheats death at every turn, and generally causes his long-suffering owner Erin Taylor Young to wonder what on earth she did that God would send this dog to derail her life.

Through his laugh-out-loud antics and escapades, Henry will steal readers’ hearts. Anyone who has ever owned a dog, especially a canine catastrophe like Henry, will enjoy this lighthearted book about a dog who brings new meaning to the concept of unconditional love.


Earlier this year I posted a book trailer for Surviving Henry by Erin Taylor Young. I’m excited to share that Henry has his own channel on YouTube. As you can imagine, these are adorable videos and this week I’m sharing Henry and the Bouncing Ball on my right sidebar.

Check it out!

Don’t forget you can purchase Surviving Henry here.

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Video of the Week: The Inheritance by Jo-Anne Berthelsen

Posted by Julie on June 10, 2014 in ACFW, Writing |

The video of the week is The Inheritance by Jo-Anne Berthelsen81931AayILL._SL1500_

 Book Description:

He struggles with bitterness and betrayal.

She wants to follow God’s way.

To be together seems impossible.

Michael Trevelyan is determined to claim his inheritance at all costs. Bitterness consumes him

and he refuses to forgive those who have betrayed him. Yet, when he meets Alexandra Hope,

things begin to change. She challenges his views but also listens while he shares his pain.

Can Michael move on from the past and learn to forgive? Can Alexandra hold onto her faith

in God as she deals with their deepening relationship? Can they both learn to trust each

other—and God?

The Inheritance is a stirring story of family secrets, forgiveness and faith—of leaving behind

a dark, painful legacy and walking into the light of God’s eternal inheritance.

This book is available on Amazon as a hard copy and e-book, from Jo-Anne’s website (, from her publisher ( and from Christian bookstores in Australia.

Jo-Anne Berthelsen lives in Sydney but grew up in Brisbane. She holds degrees in Arts and Theology and has worked as a high school teacher, editor and secretary, as well as in local church ministry. Jo-Anne loves communicating through both the written and spoken word. She is the author of six published novels and one non-fiction work, Soul Friend. Jo-Anne loves music, reading, mentoring younger women, and sharing with community groups about writing. She is married to a retired minister and has three grown-up children and four grandchildren.

For more information about Jo-Anne or to contact her, please visit

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