Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I just finished reading The Reliance by Marylu Tyndall which is the second book in her Pirates series. Very good book, looking forward to reading the third book in the series.
Well, there you have it..what's on my nightstand or at least what would be on my nightstand. Perhaps next month I will get my nightstand back from the cats......
Monday, August 25, 2008
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The Reliance picks up three years after the first book ended. Charlisse and Merrick are married and happily expecting their first baby. Of course, things pick up pretty quickly when pirates attack the town they are staying in so the flee and that is where the adventure begins. Without giving anything away, Merrick thinks Charlisse gets killed only she is alive and has problems of her own. So it's up to Charlisse (with God's help) to overcome some obstacles to find her way back to Merrick who has taken a few wrong turns in his grief.
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the third book in this series. So if you haven't read the first book, The Redemption, go get it and join me on the high seas in this excellent pirate series. I'm giving The Reliance four out of five stars.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
If you would like a chance to win a set of these books then leave a comment and a way for me to contact you and I'll pick a name next Monday (August 25). I'm sorry only United States and Canadian mailing addresses please.
God Gave Us Heaven by Lisa Tawn BergrenLittle Cub awakens one morning with some important questions on her mind: What is heaven like? How do we get there? Will we eat in heaven? Will we be angels?
During a delightful day spent wandering their arctic world, Papa gently answers each question, assuring Little Cub that heaven is a wonderful place, “a million times better” than she can imagine. He explains how God has made a way for those who love him to enter their heavenly home forever after their lives on earth are over.
Reuniting the best-selling author-illustrator team from God Gave Us You, this gentle story provides satisfying answers for a young child’s most difficult questions about heaven. Parents, grandparents, childcare professionals, librarians, Sunday school teachers, and others will appreciate the gentle approach to a topic that’s on the minds of so many “little cubs.”Through captivating, full-color illustrations and tender, biblically sound storytelling, young readers and those who love them will find reasons to rejoice in knowing that God Gave Us Heaven.
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the award-winning author of nearly thirty titles, totaling more than one million books in print. She writes in a broad range of genres, from adult fiction to devotional. God Gave Us Heaven is Lisa’s fourth children’s book, following in the tradition of the best-selling God Gave Us You. She makes her home in Colorado, with her husband, Tim, and their children, Olivia, Emma, and Jack.
Illustrator's Bio: Laura J. Bryant studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books, including God Gave Us You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. Laura lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
God Loves Me More Than That and When God Created My Toes two new books from best-selling children’s author Dandi Daley Mackall, clever rhymes and delightful illustrations help young children, ages three and up, understand God’s huge love for them and his joy in creating them. These enchanting picture books from the writer-illustrator team of Dandi Mackall and David Hohn will instill awe in young children as they revel in each page. Parents alike will appreciate the engaging stories that communicate God’s perfect plan and his divine purpose for little hearts.
In God Loves Me More Than That, children learn that God loves them deeper than a wishing well, wider than a semi-truck, louder than thunder, and softer than a kitten’s sneeze. Each question, presented with charming child-like faith will help young ones grasp the great love of God through comparisons and descriptions they can easily understand. In short, they’ll discover that His love is bigger, wider, higher, and deeper than anything they could imagine!
In When God Made My Toes, kids are drawn into the wonder of their creation by God. Their masterful artist who fashioned them just right for amazing and delightful adventures, such as roller skating, finger-painting, doing flips, and drinking cocoa. Children will come to an understanding that God shaped each part of their amazing bodies with joy, delight, and humor.
Illustrator's Bio: David Hohn is an award-winning illustrator who graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has worked as both a staff artist and an art director for a children’s software company in Portland, Oregon, a position which led to his art directing an award-winning project for Fisher-Price. Hohn’s recent projects include Lisa Tawn Bergren’s God Gave Us Christmas.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
At 10:29 AM, on a cold day in January, the Cedar Chapel Bank was robbed. At 5:41 that same afternoon, Aggie Pennington-Brown was declared missing. Victoria Storm, new owner of Cedar Lodge Boardinghouse, and her elderly boarders reluctantly agree with Sheriff Turner's conclusion--Miss Aggie's been kidnapped by the robbers. But when secrets and long-lost loves begin to surface from their missing friend's past, a horrible possibility arises. Could someone they know and love have harmed Miss Aggie? Could it be one of them?
As Victoria and her elderly friends attempt to solve the mystery and locate Miss Aggie, more secrets are revealed until Victoria begins to wonder if there is anyone she can trust--including, or perhaps especially, the dashing local reporter, Ben Grant.
I really enjoyed this book. I liked all the characters and found myself hoping that one of the suspects wasn't guilty. This is the fourth or fifth Heartsong Presents Mysteries that I've read and unlike a couple of them I didn't feel like I was being preached too. It was just a story about a someone who happens to be a Christian and is living her life accordingly..she's not perfect but she tries her best. So I'm giving Miss Aggie's Gone Missing four out of five stars.
If your interested in Heartsong Presents Mysteries then click here to check it out. :)
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
I had wanted to blog about my adventures this past weekend but getting ready for the trip has kept me really busy...although I did slip in a couple of posts this week. Just didn't have the time to devote to what happened this past weekend. In a nutshell I kitten sat for a lady..three cute little baby kittens that had to be bottled fed. I'm so glad my cats don't need to be bottled fed. ;) Then if that wasn't enough kittens my neighbor found two tiny kittens in his yard so I took them and fed them...poor things were starving but thankfully the didn't need to be bottled fed. I took them to the clinic Sunday and they are not up there waiting for someone to adopt them. They are sooo cute so I hope someone does adopt them cause I told them if they didn't I would take them....just what I need two more cats. I'm such a softy when it comes to animals....especially cats.
Well, guess I need to go and pack.....see y'all around the eleventh!