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Book: My Mother’s Quilts

A Devotional of

Love, Legacy, Family & Faith

 

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Review

My Mother’s Quilts is a thoughtfully written and planned out book. Ramona Richards has designed a unique project. Creating a masterpiece that interweaves familial stories of yester-year with photos of lovely quilts and short snippets of the message and meaning behind each.

In doing so, we see a profile of a woman’s life journey and that of her ancestors. We join her on a life-time adventure as she provides glimpses into the “lost-art” of quilt making, along with lessons on love – heritage – wisdom and faith. Readers are provided with “Prayer Starters” to aid in their walk with getting closer to Jesus.

 

About the Author:

Ramona Richards is an award-winning editor, speaker, author of nine books, and a frequent contributor to devotional collections. An avid live music fan, Ramona loves Nashville, which she’s called home since she was ten. Sensing her mother was near the end of her life, Ramona documented her mother’s stories and lessons behind each family quilt. These stories form the devotions in My Mother’s Quilts. Find out more about Ramona and her books by visiting her online at ramonarichards.com.

CONTEST OFFER!

Win one of the quilts featured in #MyMothersQuilts by Ramona Richards. Also up for grabs: loads of other prizes including quilting hand warmers, coloring books, and 25 signed copies of Ramona’s book. Winners will be emailed after the contest ends on June 30, 2016. Click the following link to enter the contest: http://bit.ly/MothersQuilts

 

 

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Book Give-Away: Esther – Belle of Patience

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Review: “Esther: The Belle of Patience” from the Bible Belles Series.

 

Esther The Belle of Patience is a well written, shorter version of the Book of Esther.

This book takes you on the journey of a young girl who loves soccer, but a teammate tries to be the star of the team and never passes the ball. The soccer player tries to approach her coach about it but the coach is too busy to talk. The girl’s guardian angel appears and takes her to see the story of Esther. As she watches, she realizes that you have to try to have patience with God and people, no matter what. Esther has patience with God when she prays to God, for her husband, the King, might destroy her people (the Jews). Esther and the young girl both learn to have patience.

 

Synopsis:

Bible Belles’ The Adventure of Rooney Cruz is an original children’s series that presents real life heroes like never before. The series highlights five superhero women of the Bible: Hannah, Esther, Abigail, Ruth and Deborah.

We’re setting out to present women in the Bible in a way that has never been done before. We want girls to connect with them and find out what being truly beautiful is all about. We want girls to remember their names, their stories, and how special they are.

Esther the Belle of Patience is a well written, shorter version of The Book of Esther.

Meet Rooney Cruz, a young girl who loves soccer. There’s just one problem, she has a fellow teammate that tries to be the star of the team and never passes the ball. Rooney tries to approach her coach for help, but he coach is too busy to talk.

Rooney’s guardian angel appears and takes her on a personal journey to witness the story of Esther. As she watches, she realizes that you have to try to have patience with God and people, no matter what.

Esther learns that she needs to focus on praying to God because her husband,the King, might destroy her people, the Jews! The fate of her people is at stake.

In the end, Esther and the young girl both learn the valuable lesson of what patience is!

 

Please leave a COMMENT if you would like your name entered in giveaway. Last day to enter is Wednesday, June 22nd. 

website:

http://biblebelles.com/

Book Trailer:

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“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Book Give-Away: The League & The Lantern

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We received a copy of the book The League and The Lantern by Brian Wells. My daughter read the book and this is her review.

 

You would think Jake Herndon was an ordinary boy. But his sort of ordinary life ends one night during a “back – to –school” sleepover at a museum. It all starts when he plays “time to be a man” and he is late for the back to school sleepover at the Museum of Science and Industry. Here he meets T.J. McDonald and Lucy Garcia (a girl that moved from Nepal to the States that speaks English) and the three don’t really become friends at first.

Later, after they start a scavenger hunt, when Jake is in the mine shaft under the museum looking for clues, he notices that there is something wrong. The tiny light that lights up the mine shaft starts quivering; he hears someone coming and then WHAM! Blackout.  A short while after Jake, T.J., and Lucy go on a wild adventure learning about each other, Jake’s mysterious family history, and facts about history itself.

It’s this reviewers opinion that if you liked Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, and other titles by Rick Riordan, yet you are looking for something that is a little more fact than fantasy, I definitely suggest this book. Rick Riordan has been my favorite author for years, but look out Percy Jackson fans. A new best-selling author is rising to the top, and you will love Brian Wells new book series, The League and the Lantern!

 

About Author: Brian Wells

A concerned dad who couldn’t find quality entertainment for his kids. He has worked and produced 15 TV movies for the major networks, and this is his book debut.

Book Synopsis:

The League and the Lantern is the first book in a new adventure series for middle-school readers. It all starts when a dangerous organization invades Jake Herndon’s seventh-grade sleepover. He escapes along with two new classmates, Lucy and TJ, only to face a 48-hour fight for survival on the streets of Chicago. The kids unravel a mystery dating back to the Civil War, and an incredible secret about Jake’s family. Along the way they learn unexpected lessons about courage, family and friendship.

 

Talking Points:

• Inspires reading – Adventure series your kids will want to read.
• Educational Value – 140 key vocabulary words hidden throughout the story, historic sites are part of the setting.
• Moral Value – Lessons in family, friendship, mercy and compassion. Lead characters are friends who are different races.
• Help Kids – Operates on a buy one – give one campaign to get books into the
hands of kids who cannot afford their own copies.

 

If you would like to try and win a copy of this book, please *leave a comment* at the bottom of this post.

Give-Away ends May 24.

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

#Glimmer Girls Review & Give AWAY

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Singer and Song Writer, Natalie Grant has written two books with her daughters
called, “Glimmer Girls.”

My daughter volunteered to read them and in return for her complimentary copies, she wrote a review. She is an avid reader and loves to write, so this is her first foray into book review and promotion.

As part of this review and blog post #FlyBy promotions is offering one of my readers the 2 book set by mail! Please leave a comment on this blog post and let me know that you’d like to enter the giveaway!

Book Review

Glimmer Girls was a really good series!

In London Art Chase not only do twins Maddie, Mia, and their little sister Lulu
learn about history but they also learn about God and how to have a relationship
with Him.

Also, in that same book Maddie learns how to be brave and bold like her sister, Mia. So, in the book Maddie, Mia, and Lulu go to London on tour with their mom Gloria Glimmer, who is a famous singer.

While visiting London they go to an art museum with their nanny, Ms. Julia and
discover that a thief is at large, or not? Despite the odds against them, the girls go
chasing this “thief” all over London till they find him going into a National
Archives building; which they find strange because archives are designed to protect art, not to steal it!

Later they learn that the so called “thief” is Mr. Hughes. Mr. Hughes is the head
archivist and he says that anybody who worked there wouldn’t steal anything.

Yet, later on, when Mia and Lulu are taking a nap, Maddie sneaks out and finds out that the real art thief was Aria, an employee at the archivist building.

“A Dolphin Wish” has a similar plot but Mia has to find out who’s letting animals out of their habitats at the adventure park. I will say that the conclusion has an ending
that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Read the book to find out what happens
to the animals and if Mia can figure out whom the culprit is!

 

 

 

This promotion is a for a two-book fiction series for 9-12 year old girls from award winning singer Natalie Grant.

 Grant says:  “Glimmer Girls is a fiction series that I have created with my daughters.  The story-line is about three girls who go on tour with their singing mom.  I have no idea where I came up with that plot!  It’s fun for my little girls to help with the content because they actually live that life.  Glimmer is the last name of the family, but it also has a special meaning.  It is a light that is never extinguished.  Sometimes it may glimmer a little bit brighter, sometimes it may glimmer a little bit dimmer, but it never goes out.  I felt like that was such a perfect description for all of us.  We all have a light on the inside and depending on the day, sometimes it’s bright and sometimes it’s dim.  That is the message I wanted girls to get from this book.  You don’t always have to be shining bright, some days are going to be more difficult than others, but Jesus has put a light in you that will never go out.”

Comments for books given away will be accepted through March 31st.
Thank you and God Bless!
Kenzel

 

The Freedom To Write: It’s only a mountain

I’ve wanted to write a book for decades, I’ve been reading for longer. Sometimes I think I started reading before I could walk. All that aside, I’ve learned that once you become obsessive about reading it’s hard to not pick up a knack for writing.

But Writing is hard work, or at least writing well feels like hard work. I wish it felt as easy as reading a book. But for me, it’s not.

I’ve been told I’m speedy reader. Maybe. But it’s just the way I work. When I have to slow down to read a book it just frustrates the living daylights out of me. So you can bet that if I find a GOOD book I’m gonna want to share it.

I’ve read a number of amazing books the last 6months but there are two I’m going to mention now. The first title I finished this year was “The Harbinger” by Jonathan Cahn. I’m not gonna say anything more about it other than it was wonderful. It is a 5 star book. But that’s just me. It struck a chord.

The other book I just read is Freedom Fight by W. Franklin Lattimore. I gotta tell you – this may be a debut book for Frank but his topic (in my opinion) is so worth your reading time and investment. The characters are compelling and his story and plot spine tingling. He masterfully tackles the delicate topic of spiritual warfare…I couldn’t put the book down and I wasn’t a happy camper when I had to. The ending kept me locked and left me ready for his follow up. Frank takes us into the complex world of the “Otherealm,” a world you have to READ about to appreciate.

If you’re interested, here’s where to find it:

http://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Fight-Novel-Spiritual-Warfare/dp/0615837735

I haven’t written my book yet but I want to write suspense/adventure. In the meantime, if you’re looking for a spine tingling, on the edge of your seat roller coast ride – Freedom Fight will fit the bill!

Whether you are writing a book, trying to finish your degree, waiting for a job promotion or tackling a monumental report…remember: It’s only a mountain – you can climb it…don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!