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Book Review: Rosemary’s Cottage by Colleen Coble

Posted by Julie on July 18, 2013 in Book Review, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons |

Amy came to Rosemary Cottage to grieve, to heal, maybe even find love. But there’s a deadly undertow of secrets around Hope Island . . .

The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange respite she needs to mourn her brother, Ben. She’s even thinking of moving her midwife practice to the Outer Banks community. It’s always been a refuge for her and her family. She also wants to investigate Ben’s disappearance at sea. Everyone blames a surfing accident, but Amy has reason to wonder.

Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland has lost a sibling too. His sister, Gina, was run down by a boat, leaving him to raise her infant daughter. If anyone knew who little Raine’s father was, Curtis could lose his beloved niece. Yet he can’t help being drawn to Hope Beach’s new midwife, Amy. He even agrees to help her investigate what happened to both Ben and Gina.

Can two grieving people with secrets find healing on beautiful Hope Island? Or will their quest for truth set them at odds with each other…and with those who will go to any length to keep hidden things hidden?

“Coble provides plenty of excitement for readers who enjoy her unique combination of cozy setting and action-packed mystery.” —Publishers Weekly

Rosemary-Cottage-FeaturedRosemary’s Cottage is the second book in the Hope Beach series. Last year I reviewed Tidewater Inn. I think you could read Rosemary’s Cottage as a stand-alone, but I recommend Tidewater Inn first. The series gives a beautiful glimpse of life in the Outer Banks.

Like Tidewater Inn, Rosemary’s Cottage has a good mystery and lots of suspense. There are also grieving characters in Amy and Ben that could bring them together, but also drive them apart. A huge secret is revealed in the last third, and I know I wasn’t expecting it.

This is a suspenseful page-turner that once again shows off a part of America I love, the Outer Banks. My heart broke a little at the mystery, but I think that’s a compliment to Colleen Coble, because I didn’t see it coming. I also enjoyed re visiting characters from Tidewater Inn.

I think Rosemary’s Cottage is just the pick for a vacation read. It has everything you’re looking for–suspense, mystery, romance, and take away lessons to think on long after. In fact, Colleen shares that this is the book that was inspired in part by her own brother’s death years ago. I pray God blessed Colleen with healing as she wrote as much as her writing blesses her readers.

To purchase Rosemary’s Cottage, click here.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Rachel Hauck’s The Wedding Dress

Posted by Julie on April 3, 2012 in Book Review, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender, Writing |

One dress. Four women. An amazing destiny.

I’m thrilled to be one of the first stops in Rachel Hauck’s blog tour for her latest release, The Wedding Dress.

Charlotte Malone is getting married. Yet all is not settled in the heart of Birmingham’s chic bridal boutique owner. Charlotte can dress any bride to perfection-except herself. When she discovers a vintage mint-condition wedding gown in a battered old trunk, Charlotte embarks on a passionate journey to discover the women who wore the gown before her.

Emily in 1912. Mary in 1939. And Hillary in 1968. Each woman teaches Charlotte something about love in her own unique way. Woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of faith, and the beauty of finding true love. 

I really enjoyed The Wedding Dress. I felt like I was getting two books in one, and that both were fulfilling reads. Reading Emily, Mary and Hillary’s stories were fascinating looks at how women have gained respect in society for their work, convictions, and choices. I loved reading about the designer of the dress, Taffy Hayes. She was an African American designer that based on skin color, didn’t receive a lot of wedding dress work. Emily bucked the system and caused quite the scandal by insisting Taffy’s dress stay.

But that wasn’t the only fascinating aspect of history. Hillary’s story includes love, loss, and war. Embedding her story into Charlotte’s contemporary, Rachel also delivered a great faith journey for the ladies that had to trust God, whether for the first time or after deep hurts.

Then there is Charlotte’s story. I loved how she insisted the dress was for her to find the bride, no matter how many people insisted it was her dress to wear. Her wounded feelings were real and the conflict in her story was believable. The only part of this book I struggled a little with was the little man in purple. He kind of threw me off, and I think the story could have stood just fine without that element. But still, what a beautiful book. I really enjoyed it, and I think you will, too.

About Rachel Hauck:

Rachel Hauck is the bestselling author of Carol Award winner Sweet Caroline, and RITA Finalist Love Starts With Elle, and of the critically acclaimed fiction collaboration with multi-platinum country artist Sara Evans, The Songbird Novels.

She lives in sunny, though sometimes hurricane plagued, central Florida with her husband and their ornery pets.

Visit http://rachelhauck.com for more about Rachel and her books, and to follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

What is “true” beauty? Join the conversation at Rachel’s Author Chat Party Event Page. On the eventing of 4/19 we’ll gather to talk about inner and outer beauty and share moments of beauty in our lives.

In the meantime, celebrate with Rachel by entering her True Beauty Giveaway!

One “beautiful” winner will receive:

  • A $200 Visa Cash Card (Treat yourself to a spa day or weekend get-away!)
  • The Wedding Dress (by Rachel Hauck)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 4/18/12. Winner will be announced at Rachel’s “True Beauty” Facebook Party on  4/19. Rachel will be hosting an evening of beauty (inner/outer) chat, fun trivia, laughter, and encouragement – bring your friends! She’ll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and a Book Club Prize Pack! (Ten copies of the book for your small group or book club and a live chat with Rachel via Skype.)

So grab a few of your friends and your copy of The Wedding Dress and join Rachel on the evening of April 19th for an evening of fun.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun. RSVP TODAY and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 19!

Please visit the other bloggers signed up for this tour by clicking here.

Purchase The Wedding Dress here.

I received this book from the publisher and Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Review: Susan May Warren’s The Shadow of Your Smile

Posted by Julie on January 9, 2012 in Book Review, encouragement, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender, Writing |

Could it be? I believe so—it’s the first book review/blog tour stop for 2012. What makes this even more exciting is the author is my favorite—Susan May Warren.

Susan May Warren returns to Deep Haven with the book, The Shadow of Your Smile. This time she combines the small community feel with characters transitioning through grief and heartbreak. Eli and Noelle Hueston are married, yet isolated as they grieve the murder of their daughter in different ways. When Noelle has an accident that leaves her without the last 25 years of her life, Eli and Noelle can make the isolation permanent, or, use it as an opportunity to heal together.

As always, Susan May Warren creates layered characters that trigger your own emotions. Kelsey Hueston’s murder affects not just her parents and their marriage, but her siblings, her best friend, and her best friend’s mom. As each of these characters try to navigate through life without her, their shared grief and choices come to a head. As I talk about in this month’s Sunday posts, the residents of Deep Haven are forced to find a “new normal”.

I’m not giving you anymore than that, because you need to read The Shadow of Your Smile. I enjoyed it, and found myself deep enough into the story that my throat constricted and I fought back tears. Deep Haven will become your home and you’ll be fighting for the characters, even when they are fighting against each other.

About the book: The Shadow of Your Smile

A beautiful blanket of snow may cover the quaint town of Deep Haven each winter, but it can’t quite hide the wreckage of Noelle and Eli Hueston’s marriage.

After twenty-five years, they’re contemplating divorce . . . just as soon as their youngest son graduates from high school. But then an accident erases part of Noelle’s memory. Though her other injuries are minor, she doesn’t remember Eli, their children, or the tragedy that has ripped their family apart. What’s more, Noelle is shocked that her life has turned out nothing like she dreamed it would. As she tries to regain her memory and slowly steps into her role as a wife and mother, Eli helps her readjust to daily life with sometimes-hilarious, sometimes-heartwarming results. But can she fall in love again with a man she can’t remember?

Will their secrets destroy them . . . or has erasing the past given them a chance for a future?

Read the story behind the story here: http://www.susanmaywarren.com/books/the-shadow-of-your-smile.

 

Purchase The Shadow of Your Smile here.

Visit the rest of the blog tour stops by checking the schedule here.
Enter 1/9 – 1/28.


Come Back to Deep Haven and Win a $200 Visa Card from @SusanMayWarren!

Sometimes love requires a little forgetting … Come back to Deep Haven and find out what’s been happening in your favorite quaint hamlet. If you’re new to the Deep Haven series – this is the perfect book to start with – each book in the series is a stand alone story.

Susan is celebrating the release of The Shadow of Your Smile by giving away a prize pack worth over $200 from 1/9-1/28.

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A $200 Visa Gift Card (Use that to rekindle a little romance, treat yourself to a spa day, snap up those shoes you’ve been eyeing, or purchase a few great books!)
  • The entire set of Deep Haven Books 

The winner will be announced on 1/30/12 on Susan’s blog, Scribbles! Just click one of the icons below to enter and tell your friends about Susan’s giveaway on FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning.

Enter via E-mail Enter via FacebookEnter via Twitter

 

About Susan: Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award, the Rita Award, and have been Christy finalists. After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, Susan returned home to a small town on Minnesota’s beautiful Lake Superior shore where she, her four children, and her husband are active in their local church.

Susan’s larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder of www.MyBookTherapy.com, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!)

A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at:www.susanmaywarren.com.

 

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Review: Carla Anne Coroy’s Married Mom, Solo Parent

Posted by Julie on October 11, 2011 in About Me, Book Review, encouragement, God's Word, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, surrender, Writing |

This is a first, but I hope not a last. I have the opportunity to tell you about a book where the subject matter is real to me, and so is the author. Carla Anne Coroy is a woman I met years ago when we both lived in Upstate New York. She was the coordinator of our local Mothers of Preschoolers chapter, in fact it was the very first year of our group, if I remember correctly. Right when the group was set to start, Carla learned that through her husband’s work, they were moving. I probably saw Carla for a total of 90 minutes and then she was gone. However, we share so many friends that I often hear updates.

My best friend told me that Carla was writing and doing similar things that I was. She encouraged me to look up Carla and I did. She took what was her life—a busy, sometimes frustrating, and always challenging way of living and made it a ministry. Now she’s releasing a book that is the first of its kind, at least the first I’ve ever seen. Her ministry and book encourage the person Carla is—and I am, even as I write this.

Married mom, single parent.

Say that again? Yes. Carla explains in her book Married Mom, Solo Parent that this is a real demographic that needs its own encouragement and resources. Whether your husband is serving in the military, travels a lot for work, has a crazy work schedule that keeps him preoccupied, or even home but obsessed with things like computer games, you remain at home, still married, but stepping up to take care of all parenting and household matters. The books out there for single parents are usually about divorce and that’s not Carla’s situation or mine. Her book is a breath of fresh air for moms in this special niche that so many didn’t see coming when they first married.

I confess, I didn’t finish the book yet because I am chin deep in a single parent season. My husband is a programmer and although he doesn’t travel a lot with this job, there are times that a demo is due and he has deadlines. Right now we are blessed to not only have work, but he is in a season where for the next few months he’ll be easily putting 70 hours in, if not more, for work. Do the math and you see someone has to be doing all the mom stuff plus handling all kid schedules. Lawn work. Trying really hard to master math homework when it is not my thing. Just those things that you typically tag team parent on.

It’s hard, it’s exhausting, and it’s lonely. When the husband returns to “normal” you have to hand back his role and that isn’t easy because you’ve done it so long. There are often hurt feelings and resentment, as hard as you try not to be. I remember as an early married/new mom wife when my husband told me he’d be out of state for our anniversary. I couldn’t hold back. I was furious.  My friends didn’t have this going on, and I wanted that two parent home where mom and dad are home every night eating dinner. I still don’t have that.

Thanks to Carla and the resources I’ve tapped into through her blog and writing, I’ve learned how to make the most of my situation. Her book was full of her own stories that mirrored mine in so many ways I realized tears were trickling down my cheek. Her “season” of married mom, solo parent is much longer than mine. She has a lot on her plate, more than I do. But she’s not just survived this kind of life, she’s thrived.

Thanks to her writing Married Mom, Solo Parent, you can thrive in your situation, too. I can’t say enough about how helpful, encouraging, and comforting her book is for me. I can’t wait to grab a few precious moments once my schedule eases up a bit to not just finish reading it, but read it again.

I hope you do the same. Your sanity, marriage, and children are worth it.

About the book:

For married women who feel like single parents.

 

Bookstore shelves are full of parenting resources for moms who are newly divorced or widowed. But where do moms turn if they feel like a single parent–but they’re not? Whether he is away on business, deployed in the military, or obsessing over a computer game, dad may not be available for a variety of reasons. Moms who parent in this situation still need help and don’t necessarily relate to the advice given in divorce recovery or single parenting resources.

Married Mom, Solo Parent is a common-sense, down-to-earth look at the struggles wives and mothers face when their husband is not actively involved in family life. Writing from her own experience as a married single mom, Carla Anne Coroy will help wives and mothers sort through their questions, such as: Can I do this alone? How do I raise kids to honor their father? How do I give my children a healthy perspective of marriage if they never see one in action? With practical suggestions, anecdotes, and biblical teaching, this book will encourage moms to see their position as a high calling, to find healing for their worries and frustrations, and to tap into God’s strength for help in facing the daily challenge of being a married mom, solo parent.

 

About Carla:

Carla Anne Coroy runs the Married Single Mom blog at www.carlaannecoroy.blogspot.com. She speaks regularly and serves as a staff writer for an online Christian women’s magazine Mentoring Moments for Christian Women. Carla Anne lives in Canada with her husband and four homeschooled children. For more information, visit www.carlaanne.com.

Buy the book

 

Come to an encouraging MomChat party on Facebook…you could win a KindleTouch! 

 

To celebrate the release of her new book Carla has partnered with her publisher, Kregel, to host a live MomChat party on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177346262342482

 

The party will wrap up the blog tour (http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/text/13420715) and Carla will be hosting an encouraging MomChat about all things mom and wife related. There will also be a fun contest and she’s giving away a KindleTouch and a ton of other fun stuff (books, gift certificates and more!).

 

So RSVP today and then come back on 10/25 at 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern for the party.

 

Don’t miss the fun … and tell your friends.

 

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Blog tour schedule:  http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/text/13420715)

 

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Review: Tyler Edwards Zombie Church

It’s another book review!

Even if you don’t watch TV or go to the movies I have a feeling you know vampires and zombies are all over the place. Tyler Edwards noticed zombies weren’t just featured in the media, they were right in the church. He paints a vivid picture about the state of the church—that for too long the “this is how we’ve always done it”ruled over a hurting person seeking Christ. When someone shows passion for their Savior the fire is quickly put out. That there is no one crueler than the Christian who disagrees with another’s theology.

It’s harsh but I have to say, he boldly wrote things I’ve been saying for years. One of my mantras is what he wrote—that the devil is busiest at church. Of course the enemy will be at church with a plan to divide and conquer. For too long and way too often our response as a body of Christ has been to say and do nothing. After all, there are some churches who don’t even want to talk about sin. The devil? They don’t want to go there.

The good news about Zombie Church is that Tyler Edwards doesn’t just say what’s wrong and end the book. He explains that there is a cure. I’m not giving his words away but I can say this, it’s been the cry of my heart for years. To Tyler Edwards I say AMEN.

I recommend this book for everyone. On my Facebook wall I see posts from so many people defining themselves as atheists that I honestly think are just people wounded by religious people. I think Zombie Church would help. For those in the church I think it’s a very good “heart check”.  Read the book and see if any of his observations ring true. Who knows? Perhaps you are a zombie in need of a resurrection.

Tyler Edwards knows the One who could rescue you. Why not give Zombie Church a serious read?

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Kregel Publications is sponsoring a $50 Amazon.com giveaway. To enter all you have to do is send a tweet (using @litfuse) about Zombie Church  or share about it on Facebook! If you tweet we’ll capture your entry when you use @litfuse. If you share it on Facebook or your blog, just email us and let us know (info@litfusegroup.com). Easy. (All Litfuse bloggers who post a review are automatically entered and do NOT need to email us.)

Not sure what to tweet/post? Here’s an idea:

TWEET THIS:  Zombie Church by Tyler Edwards – a fair-minded & tenderhearted critique of the church http://ow.ly/6Nv05 @litfuse RT for $50 to @amazon

 

FACEBOOK THIS: Don’t miss Edwards – a fair-minded and tenderhearted critique of the church. http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/text/13424384 Written for the discouraged, disenfranchised, and anyone unsatisfied with their same-old church routine, Zombie Church challenges readers to turn away from hollow religious practices, which characterize “zombie Christianity,” and turn toward a radical relationship with Jesus. Share this for a chance at $50 to Amazon.com

 

                 About Zombie Church:

A creative, entertaining approach to resurrecting the undead church.  

There is something missing in the church today. Stuck in a rut of routines and rituals, the church is caught up in doing what it is “supposed to do” but is lacking the true essence of what it is supposed to provide: life. Real faith–and a real relationship with Jesus–is not about playing by the rules, attending services, and praying before meals. Real faith is more than religion.

 

Believing there is a way to breathe life back into the church, Tyler Edwards adopts a contemporary and entertaining metaphor–zombies–to highlight and challenge the problematic attitude of today’s believers.

 

Written for the discouraged, disenfranchised, and anyone unsatisfied with their same-old church routine, Zombie Church challenges readers to turn away from hollow religious practices, which characterize “zombie Christianity,” and turn toward a radical relationship with Jesus.

 

While other books have addressed legalism in the church, this is the only book that effectively capitalizes on a popular entertainment genre in order to diagnose and correct the problem. Realizing that even his own church is part of that problem, Edwards has written an accessible and often humorous book that will help believers change the Spirit-draining (or life-draining) habits that stop them from achieving a full, fulfilling life in Christ.

Buy the book by clicking here.

About Tyler Edwards:

Tyler Edwards is the lead pastor at Cornerstone Christian Church in Joplin, Missouri, where he works to help people learn how to live like Jesus, love like Jesus, and look like Jesus—so they carry out the mission of Jesus to the world. He graduated from Ozark Christian College with bachelor’s degrees in both Biblical Literature and Christian Ministry. He has written articles for Lookout Magazine, spoken at various campus ministry events in Missouri, and served overseas in Mbale, Uganda.

 

Tyler loves cheesy horror films. He is particularly fond of movies like Dawn of the DeadThe Signal, and 28 Days Later, where zombies run wild and threaten to infect an entire town. Connect with Tyler on Facebook.

 

Click for Blog Tour Schedule

 

I received this book from Kregel in exchange for an honest review.

I’m at Christians Read today. I’d love you to read my post and tell me what you think.

 

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Book Review: Tricia Goyer’s Along Wooded Paths

When I offer book reviews I typically start with the book and then share a little about the author. Today I’m doing things a little different. If you aren’t sure who Tricia Goyer is and you enjoy reading, you need to learn more about her and her work.

From LitFuse Group:

Tricia Goyer is the author of thirty books including Songbird Under a German Moon, The Swiss Courier, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference in 2003. Tricia’s book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like MomSense and Thriving Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.

I’ve followed Tricia’s work for years. I remember reading her MOPS articles. WWII books. Writing geared for marriage. Book encouragement for moms. Her latest, Along Wooded Paths, is Book 2 in her Amish Big Sky series. It really helps if you read Beside Still Waters first. Anyway, I write all I do about Tricia to show you her talent. Most authors stick to a genre and don’t waver too far from it. Few dance between fiction and non and when they do, the results aren’t often great. Tricia is a clear conduit of the Lord’s pen. She’s gifted in words I can’t even adequately communicate. The next writing project I’m half-watching for her to announce is her plan to align herself with speculative or fantasy. She’s a master in each genre she writes. I am a reader and I’m telling you, she truly has His favor and is a tremendous talent. You need to get your hands on all her books and devour them. Seriously.

That said, Along Wooded Paths treats readers to Amish life in Montana for Marianna Sommers and her family. The more Marianna adjusts to her new life in the mountains the more questions she has. Thanks to a deepening friendship with an Englischer she’s drawing closer to God through His Word. Her family grieves previous losses to the world so their concerns are constant. Tension elevates when the Amish man Marianna thought she was going to marry in Indiana arrives in her Montana town.

I enjoyed the tension and the mounting stakes Marianna faces. Each character has questions and their choices have impact that ripple not just through Montana waters, but even through previous generations.  The beautiful setting Tricia painted in Book 1 continues to be a quiet, endearing character in Along Wooded Paths. I recommend while you are following my suggestion to find Tricia Goyer’s books you make sure Beside Still Waters and Along Wooded Paths are at the top of your list.

For more about Tricia and her other books visit www.triciagoyer.com

About the book:

All she wanted was a simple Amish life . . . But now Marianna Sommer finds herself depending on Englisch neighbors. Although proud of living apart from the world, she and her newly relocated Amish family have discovered that life in the remote mountains of Montana requires working together.As Marianna begins helping those different from herself—and receiving their help—her heart contemplates two directions. She’s torn between the Amish man from Indiana whom she has long planned on marrying and the friendly Englischer who models a closer walk with God than she’s ever seen before.

Who should have young Marianna’s heart? What is God asking her to sacrifice? Her traditions? Her community? The answer is found along the wooded paths.

Read an excerpt.

More about the Facebook Party and Live Author Chat! 

Tricia is celebrating the release of Along Wooded Paths with a Fabulous Facebook party on October 18th. She’ll be giving away prizes and a sneak peak at the next book in the Big Sky series.

Then during the second half of the party she’ll be hosting a LIVE AUTHOR CHAT on her website and announcing something BIG! CLICK the button (below) to RSVP for the party – then go here to sign up for the Live Author Chat.

To purchase Along Wooded Paths click here.

Blog Tour Schedule:

10/3

Martha at Our Family’s Adventures http://homeschoolblogger.com/martha

Charlene at Quintessentially Quilly http://quilldancer.com

Julie Arduini: The Surrendered Scribe http://juliearduini.com

Mocha with Linda http://mochawithlinda.blogspot.com

Sarah at Growing For Christ http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ohiosarah

Amy at Cajun Joie de Vivre http://amybayliss.com

Nicole at Gidget Goes Home http://language.gidgetgoeshome.com

Patricia at It’s Time To Read Mamaw http://itstimetoreadmamaw.blogspot.com/

10/4

Debra at Footprints in the Butter http://debrakb.blogspot.com/

Leila at All Meant To Shine http://allmeanttoshine.blogspot.com

SusieQTpies Scraps of Life http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com

Valentina at Carabosse’s Library http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com

Anne at Mommy Has to Work http://mommyhastowork.com

Amy at The 160 Acrewoods http://www.the160acrewoods.com

Reviews By Jane http://www.reviewsbyjane.blogspot.com

Aprils Lifestyle Show http://www.aprilslifestyleshow.com

10/5

Kimberly at Living On Limited Income http://loliloves2save.com

Thou Art Jules http://thouartjules.com

Trish at In So Many Words http://trishdoerrler.com

Reviews By Molly http://www.reviewsbymolly.com

Nicole at Wyoming Girl *turned* Coastie Wife http://www.wyominggirlcoastiewife.com

Kim at Window To My World http://berlysue.blogspot.com

Danielle at The Happy Wife http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com

10/6

Michele at My Blessings From Above http://koreamom.blogspot.com

Leticia at My Daily Trek http://leticiasworld.blogspot.com

Athena at Our Crazy Life http://mama2six.blogspot.com

Evangeline at Sugarpeach http://sugarpeach.wordpress.com/

Splashes Of Joy http://splashesofjoy.wordpress.com/

Karla at Quiet Quilter http://www.karla-hanns-karla.blogspot.com

Elizabeth at Count It All Joy http://texasjoy.blogspot.com

10/7

Laura at Lighthouse Academy http://lighthouse-academy.blogspot.com

Wendy at Minding Spot http://mindingspot.blogspot.com

Kaylea at My Scrappy Life http://www.myscrappylife.com

Celena at The Traveling Sisterhood’s BookShelf http://thetravellingsisterhood.blogspot.com/p/giveaways-reviews.html

Roxanna at The Jolly Blogger http://www.roxannajolly.com

Ruth at Thoughts from a Princess http://ruthkaup.wordpress.com/

10/8

Carlybird’s Home http://www.carlybirdshome.blogspot.com

Renee at Little Homeschool on the Prairie http://reneek-littlehomeschoolontheprairie.blogspot.com/

Shonda at The Knowlton Nest http://www.jsknowlton.blogspot.com

Whitney at Rambles of a SAHM http://ramblesahm.blogspot.com

Debora at A Book and a Cupcake http://abookandacupcake.blogspot.com

Crystal at Cinnamon Hollow http://thecinnamonhollow.com

Lydia at The Overweight Bookshelf http://overweight-bookshelf.blogspot.com

Jennifer at  A Book Lovers Dream http:// www.abookloversdream.com

10/10

Danielle at Miss Mouthy http://MissMouthy.com

Lauri at Knits, Reads and Reviews http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com

Courtney’s Chitter Chatter http://courtney-courtneyschitterchatter.blogspot.com/

Hillary at Our Homeschool Studio http://homeschoolblogger.com/hillarym

Jodie at Mom’s Pace http://www.moms-pace.com

Pam at Daysong Reflections http://daysongreflections.com

Kendra at Happily Managing a Household of Boys http://familymgrkendra.blogspot.com/

Andi @ Radiant Light http://www.frommipov.blogspot.com

10/11

Marissa at The Review Stew http://www.thereviewstew.com

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10/12

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10/13

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