Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book Spotlight and Giveaway - Wicked Stitch by Gayle Trent



I'm a big fan of cozy mysteries, and one of my favorite cozy series is the Embroidery Series from Amanda Lee / Gayle Trent.  There are 7 books in this series and Wicked Stitch is #8.  I think each book would be fine as a "stand-alone" book.
Amanda Lee is a pseudonym Gayle is using for the cozy mystery series featuring a heroine who owns an embroidery shop. The series is set on the Oregon Coast and features Marcy Singer, a spunky, thirty-something, entrepreneur who is handy with a needle.

  "Wicked Stitch" will be out April 7th and is available now for pre-ordering!

 Visit Gayle Trents website for more information on her books and to pre-order "Wicked Stitch"!  

About the book:

For most small-business owners in Tallulah Falls, the upcoming Renaissance Faire is a wonderful way to promote their specialty shops. For Marcy’s nemesis, Nellie, and her sister Clara, it’s an opportunity to finally put Marcy and her shop, the Seven-Year Stitch, out of business. Apparently the sisters like to keep their grudges all in the family and have set up a competing booth right next to Marcy’s at the Faire.

When Clara is discovered dead in her own booth—strangled by the scarf she had almost finished knitting—Marcy becomes the prime suspect. Now she has to do whatever it takes to keep her reputation from unraveling and get to the bottom of a most deadly yarn…

About the Author:

Gayle Trent lives in Virginia with her family, which includes her own “Angus” who is not an Irish wolfhound but a Great Pyrenees who provides plenty of inspiration for the character of Mr. O’Ruff ( a one-year-old Irish wolfhound ) in her Embroidery Mystery series.

For more information, visit www.gayletrent.com

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Gayle is giving away a copy of "Wicked Stitch" to my readers!  
*US readers have the option of a paperback or e-book and 

International readers will win a digital copy!
Giveaway ends on April 7th, 2015

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Review: A God For All Seasons by Patti Tingen




I enjoy reading Inspirational books, and was thrilled when I won a copy of  "A God For All Seasons" by Patti Tingen !   No matter where you are in your life, this book will comfort and help you deal with any obstacle that is thrown in your path.  I really like the way that the book gives you hope in all the different seasons of the year and your life.

About the book:


Hope for all seasons. Encouragement for all times. Love from God for all year. 

As nature’s seasons change, so too do the seasons of our soul. But God’s love never changes. He is with us through every season of our lives. Through times of sorrow, times of joy; times of plenty, times of want; times of longing, times of contentment—God’s love never leaves us.

Join author Patti Tingen in a year of exploration, as she reflects on her own spiritual journey and provides hope and encouragement for yours—month by month, season by season.

Find reassurance and pause for reflection in the inspirational readings for each month of the year. In winter’s darkest days—hope, renew, wait; in spring’s blossoming beauty—change, plant, trust; in summer’s wondrous warmth—give, celebrate, rest; in autumn’s colorful coolness—harvest, believe and thank. 



Patti serves as an elder at her church and has been involved in various ministries including prayer and teaching.
She is the author of "A God for All Seasons: Inspiration and Reflection for All Times," "He Was Never a Cat: Knick's Story, My Story, Your Story," and contributed to "Becoming Women of Worth: Stories of Hope and Faith."
Patti lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her husband Doug and their cat Braveheart.




Patti Tingens books are available to purchase on Amazon

For more information on Patti Tingen, 
please visit her website 

and 

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Spread The Word To End The Word March 4th 2015





I am a big advocate for Autism and Special Needs Children and Adults. 

 Today, Wednesday March 4th is the annual day of Awareness for the
 "Spread The Word To End The Word" Campaign, where you can pledge
 to stop saying the R-word!

  Pledge today to use respectful people-first language!

 To learn more about this Campaign, visit their website

Thank you!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Chicken Soup for the Soul Series


I really enjoy the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books.  There are so many to choose from - either for yourself or for a Gift.  I have 9 Chicken Soup for the Soul books in my personal collection, including "Chicken Soup for the Soul -Angels Among Us, 101 Inspirational Stories of Miracles, Faith and Answered Prayers", and
 Chicken Soup for the Soul - "Empty Nesters 101 Stories about Surviving and Thriving when the Kids leave home."

Chicken Soup for the Soul has published more than 250 titles in 40 languages and sold more than 
100 million books in the U.S. 
Their mission is "changing the world one story at a time".

 Recently, I won a "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book from my friends blog "Create with Joy".  She has wonderful book reviews and she makes such lovely Cards!   


Do you have any of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books? 


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