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Vlog Book Review of Grave Consequences by Lisa Bergren & A Travel Memory

 

Grave Consequences (Book 2 of The Grand Tour Series) by Lisa T. Bergren — 5 stars. Loved it.

Romance, history, travel, mystery– this book has it all. I wish I had written this series. It is perfection!

Book 1 of the series is called Glamorous Illusions. Also 5 stars.

Lisa Bergren is at the top of my list of beloved authors. She should be at the top of yours, too.

Watch the vlog to hear me tell of one of my craziest memories from a trip to Europe.

Share with me: What’s a favorite memory you have from a vacation or trip?

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New To You- A February Giveaway!

books and glasses___

I love books. Like you didn’t know that, right?

Well, I do. I love reading, I love stories, and I love creating my own stories.

I especially love telling people about a book when I discover a gem.

I saw this photo on Pinterest and I thought, now there’s a cool idea.

UK Book exchange

In some areas of the UK they’ve turned the iconic red phone booths into book stands– take a book, leave a book. It’s all about sharing words and ideas. I really, really love this!

I love to collect books, too. I have books on my shelves that I have had since I was in high school– years worth of books that have inspired me.

But as I was looking over my collection the other day, I realized that I have plenty of books that I don’t need to keep. They are all wonderful, and for that reason, I want to share them!

So I’ve decided that once a month I’m going to offer a “New to You” Giveaway on the blog!

That’s right, I’m giving away books from my personal collection. Not all my books, mind you, but one a month that I want to share with the world.

Not all of these books are new releases. Most of them are several years old, which means you might not have read them. You might have missed some of these amazing authors.

So, don’t miss out on your chance to win a book absolutely FREE!

This month’s book is by one of the authors who really pulled me into reading Christian fiction many, many years ago.

For February 2013, I’m giving away a copy of Bamboo & Lace by Lori Wick!

Bamboo & Lace Lori Wick

About the book:

Can their love survive two very different cultures?

Lily Walsh has never imagined anything like America. From supermarkets and swimsuits to the way women look men directly in the eye, she’s baffled by this strange new land. Raised in a remote Asian village by her disciplinarian father, 24-year-old Lily is thrilled to visit her brother Jeff in Hawaii–until Jeff is called away on urgent business.

Left in the care of Jeff’s best friend, Gabe Kapaia, and his family, Lily discovers the paradise of Oahu’s north side at the Kapaia Resort. But she walks a fine line between two worlds. Can she embrace her new experiences without breaking her promise not to shame her missionary father? When Lily finds herself falling for Gabe, her heart is torn. Will her upbringing force her to make the difficult choice between true love and family honor?

Book Giveaway How to Win

Contest rules

The winner will be announced on Thursday, February 14th!

GOOD LUCK!!! 🙂

Share with me: Where is your favorite spot to read and what’s your favorite reading treat or snack?

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Bright Side Blog Bash Day 5!!

Well, the Bright Side Blog Bash is nearing it’s end. Don’t worry– we still have one more day of winners to announce, but I must thank all of you for your participation this week. It’s been so fun reading your comments. My heart skips a little beat when the winner’s name is drawn for each contest– I’m always so excited for you!

Thanks for helping me and Lacie distract ourselves from not being able to attend the ACFW conference this weekend. We’ve had a wonderful time promoting our author friends and we hope that even if you didn’t win copies you’ll check out some of their books and support them as well!

Also, I would love it if you would continue visiting my blog. I will still continue to do giveaways from time to time and I love your comments on my regular posts. If you’re not a subscriber, please do so. This is the best place for me to connect with you readers, so please don’t hesitate to comment, email me, or follow me on Facebook or Twitter!

This sandwich lover really enjoyed reading your comments yesterday about your favorite sandwiches. Seriously– I’m going to have to try some of those!

And now to announce yesterday’s winner of the 3-book New Releases Prize pack. Congratulations to Melody Durant!

Melody, I have to admit, you haven’t sold me on the peanut butter and mustard sandwich, but since your name was randomly chosen, I’ll still let you win. 😉 Please email me with your mailing address asap (and maybe include a little more explanation on this sandwich recipe…).

Today is Grand Prize Friday!!

Look at that collection of amazing books. Doesn’t it look awesome?? I’m so excited about giving all of these books to one lucky winner. I mean, it’s like hitting the jackpot! There’s something for everyone in this stash– a little mystery, a little romance, a little history, a little Christian Living… It’s a fantastic collection!

  • A keepsake bookmark
  • No good book can be enjoyed without CHOCOLATE, so I’ll be sending you some of my favorite kinds!
  • Other goodies for a perfect reading experience (these are top secret!)
  • Harvest of Rubies by Tessa Afshar
  • A Log Cabin Christmas Collection, featuring Liz Johnson’s novella, A Star In the Night
  • Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert
  • A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, CA by Keli Gwyn
  • Submerged by Dani Pettrey
  • Mama Needs a Time Out by Heather Riggleman
  • God of All Comfort (Eight Lessons About Hope in Christ) by Donna Pyle
  • A 3 e-book set from author Linda Kozar including Misfortune Cookies, A Tisket, A Casket, and Dead As a Doornail

Okay friends, if you want to win today’s GRAND PRIZE, you need to leave a comment answering the following question: What’s your wildest dream occupation? 

For me it’s Broadway. I’d give anything to be on Broadway. I was a musical theater major for a while in college and occasionally I regret not sticking with that path. Of course, I fully believe that God has me right where he wants me and I wouldn’t change a thing about my life or my family, but when I’m belting out a tune from Wicked or Les Miz at the top of my lungs, it’s hard for me not to imagine what it would be like to perform it on a Broadway stage.

So I want to know from you about your “dream” occupation.

Good luck, contestants. The winner will be announced tomorrow (Saturday)!

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Writers– last chance to submit your blurbs to win one of the amazing prizes below!! We’ll be announcing those winners tomorrow, too! Refer to the post on day 1 to make sure you’ve commented with all the correct information.

Again, thanks everyone for your participation this week. Make sure you check back for the winners tomorrow and keep visiting and connecting with me and my co-host for this week, the amazing and beautiful Lacie Nezbeth!

   

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