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Book Review: For the Record by Regina Jennings

FOR THE RECORD by Regina Jennings     Genre: Historical Romance / Christian Publisher: Bethany House Date of Publication: December 6, 2015 Number of Pages: 336   Scroll down for Giveaway! Rather Than Wait for a Hero,  She Decided to Create One Betsy Huckabee has big-city dreams, but nobody outside of tiny Pine Gap, Missouri, [Read On]

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DIY: Easy Christmas Countdown Chain

There are many ways you can mark the rapidly approaching Christmas holiday: with an advent calendar (for which I JUST bought goodies to fill it – a few hours after it should have been opened, but hey, no judgment, right?).  Maybe you have a cute countdown sign that you have to update daily (been there, forgot to change [Read On]

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I Went to the 2016 AMAs and This Is What I Wore #KohlsVIPs

 I attended the 2016 AMAs as one of the #KohlsVIPs. I still don’t know how it happened *pinch me*, but it did, and while I wasn’t asked to write this, I couldn’t not. A few weeks ago, somehow, somewhere in Wisconsin, some magical people happened to surprise me with an invitation to attend the 2016 AMAs – the American [Read On]

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Sleigh Bells Ring – Four Christmas Novellas

SLEIGH BELLS RING  Four Contemporary Romance Novellas by Sandra D. Bricker, Lynette Sowell, Barbara J. Scott, & Lenora Worth Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance Publisher: Gilead Publishing Date of Publication: October 14, 2016 Number of Pages: 320   scroll down for giveaway!   Santa Claus is coming to town, and so are the Tucker sisters. Never [Read On]

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Review & Giveaway: Champion of the Barrio by R. Gaines Baty

CHAMPION OF THE BARRIO The Legacy of Coach Buryl Baty by R. Gaines Baty   Genre: Biography / Sports / Civil Rights Publisher: Texas A&M University Press Date of Publication: February 9, 2015 Number of Pages: 288   Scroll down for Giveaway! In 1947, after serving in WWII and quarterbacking the Texas Aggies during the [Read On]

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Easy DIY Holiday Wreath

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StickItToLint #CollectiveBias Christmas is probably my favorite time of year, and I go a little overboard. Our Christmas lights are being hung on the house today (don’t shoot me, I’m not turning them on until AFTER Thanksgiving). We [Read On]

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Three Christmas Wishes by Sheila Roberts

Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publisher: MIRA   Release Date: October 18, 2016   Pages: 384    Synopsis Three friends, three wishes—one Christmas! Riley Erickson, her pregnant sister, Jo, and their friend Noel are all wishing for the same thing: the perfect man. Or at least men who are perfect for them. Riley’s hasn’t turned out to be too impressive, dumping her for [Read On]

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The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere

   Genre: Fiction   Publisher: Macmillan   Release Date: October 18, 2016   Pages: 240   Synopsis Donna VanLiere, New York Times bestselling author of the timeless The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Hope, is back with this moving and uplifting story about finding love, hope, and family in unexpected places. Lauren Gabriel spent many years of her childhood in foster homes, wishing [Read On]

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The Soul of Christmas by Thomas Moore

No matter how much you may love Christmas, seeing decorations in the stores before the Halloween candy has even been cleared out can definitely dampen your spirits. Every year, the season feels to be more and more commercialized, and our holiday season becomes more frantic as we get caught up in making it the best, [Read On]

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Post-Election Thoughts on Escape

I woke up this morning to election results I could hardly grasp. My Twitter feed is alternately angry, gloating, ugly…and full of blog posts along the lines of “How to Manage Thanksgiving”, “The Best Cookie Recipe, Ever” or “Ways to Save”. And while my initial reaction to the latter was to feel a bit incredulous, [Read On]