Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Sunday Salon April 29, 2012


* Ok so I know some people are probably sick of hearing me say this. I can't believe the year is going by so fast. It is a little depressing considering I am not where I want to be or thought I would be.

* It is a beautiful day outside here in the Deep South but I am inside. What is wrong with that picture? lol I wish I had someone to do things with and an outside hobby like bike riding etc.

* Does anyone besides me hate the new blogger? It keeps freezing up on me when I am trying to type a new post. It is so annoying.

* I have been in a little reading slump. I have not had a lot of time lately to read. Has anyone read anything great lately they would recommend?

* I am still cleaning and cooking. That is what I usually spend Sundays doing. I need a magic fairy to come and clean my whole house for me every week. lol

*  I hope everyone has a great week and lots of reading time. :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Her Restless Heart by Barbara Cameron (Review)


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Her Restless Heart

Abingdon Press (April 2012)
by
Barbara Cameron


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Barbara Cameron is the author of more than 30 fiction and nonfiction books, three nationally televised movies (HBO-Cinemax), and the winner of the first Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Her two novellas won the 2nd and 3rd place in the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest from the Faith, Love, and Hope chapter of RWA. Both were finalists for the novella category of the Carol Award of the American Christian Writers Award (ACFW).

When a relative took her to visit the Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she felt led to write about the spiritual values and simple joys she witnessed there. She currently resides in Edgewater, FL.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Mary Katherine is caught between the traditions of her faith and the pull of a different life. When Daniel, an Amish man living in Florida, arrives and shares her restlessness, Mary Katherine feels drawn to him and curious about the life he leads away from Lancaster County.

But her longtime friend Jacob has been in love with her for years. He’s discouraged that she’s never viewed him as anything but a friend and despairs that he is about to lose Mary Katherine to this outsider.

Will the conflicted Mary Katherine be lost to the English world, or to Daniel, who might take her away to Florida? Or will she embrace her Amish faith and recognize Jacob as the man she should marry and build a life with?

If you want to read the first chapter of Her Restless Heart, go HERE.

My Thoughts:
I thought this was a good Amish book. This is my first book by this author but not last. I can't wait to read the other books in the series. :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fitness Contest

We’re celebrating the release of Cami Checketts’ novel Dead Running with a huge fitness giveaway.




Prizes Include:


Experienced and beginner yoga packages from Hugger Mugger


Two MIO Global Active Watches


Three months online personal training from Fitcore Fitness


Three Lebert Stretch Straps


Fitness Apparel from Running Chics


One pair of running shoes from Altra Zero Drop


iFrogz Earbuds and Armbands


Six month adult membership: Smithfield Recreation Center


One month membership: Crossfit UAC


Autographed copy of Dead Running by Cami Checketts


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Autographed Copy
Donated by Cami Checketts
Buy Now only $3.99 Kindle
Cassidy Christensen is running.
Running from the mercenaries who killed her parents.
Running from a scheming redhead intent on making her life miserable. 
Running from painful memories that sabotage her dreams of happiness.
With two very tempting men competing for her attention, she hopes she’ll finally have someone to run to, but can she trust either of them? When secrets from her past threaten her family, Cassidy decides to stop running and fight for her future.

Leave a comment below to enter to win one of these great prizes. Please list the top three prizes you're interested in with your comment. An entry will be chosen from each of the participating blogs and then drawn through random.org. Prize winners will be posted be on Cami’s Blog.
Contest closes: May 18, 2012
Open to residents of U.S. and Canada.
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