Saturday, January 26, 2013

Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss, a review


Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska tells the story of Ginny Marshall.  Ginny is presented with the contract of her dreams... a definite boost to her singing career.  Before she signs on the dotted line and seals her future, she feels a pull to visit the past.  Her former fiancĂ©, Brett Miller, lives in Glacier Bay, Alaska and she feels drawn to him to find some clarity on her future and what his take on what is best for her might be.

Ginny arrives in Glacier Bay to find Brett gone on a trip.  Brett's grandmother insists that Ginny must stay with her and Ginny concedes.  Grandmother Ethel draws Ginny in and endears her to the community and their surroundings.  Grandmother Ethel also chooses to share a box of old letters from the beginning days of Glacier Bay.  In the box, Ginny finds letters between Clay, an early missionary to Alaska, and Ellie, the woman who traveled there to be his children's governess.  As the story unfolds, so unfolds the love and healing that Ginny herself needs.

I really enjoyed Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska.  It's amazing how the authors go between modern day GB, Alaska and the 1920s GB, Alaska.  I loved reading the letters between Ellie and Clay and Ellie and her grandfather -- to see the hardships and the love that results from perseverance and endurance.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys good, clean writing and a bit of a history lesson, as well as, a sweet romance.

About the Authors: 


Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of one, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published thirty-three books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com. Tricia is also on the blogging team at MomLifeToday.com, TheBetterMom.com and other homeschooling and Christian sites.

In addition to her roles as mom, wife and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR. Tricia, along with a group of friends, recently launched NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired. Learn more about Tricia at www.triciagoyer.com.





Ocieanna Fleiss is a published author and editor. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area.
Find out more about Ocieanna athttp://ocieanna.com/.













A copy of this book was provided for my unbiased review by Litfuse Publicity Group.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Abel's Field, a movie review




About Abel's Field


Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (SOUL SURFER’S Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light.





My Review:

Abel's Field is a story of God's amazing grace and His promise to never leave or forsake us, even in our most dire needs. It is also about redemption and a second chance.  This movie was well written, well acted and had a great soundtrack.   One thing I really liked about the movie was that it didn't have a predictable or clean ending.  I really thought one thing would happen through the movie and it didn't end that way at all.  I would definitely recommend this movie to others.  It would even be a great movie to show in a large group setting (there is information about that on the website). 

Check out the trailer below.  If you would like to win a copy, fill out the Rafflecopter and I'll announce a winner next Friday. 










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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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Review coming soon!!

Win a “Glacier Bay” Prize pack from Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss

Celebrate with Tricia and Ocieanna by entering their "Glacier Bay" Giveaway and RSVPing for their Facebook Party on Feb. 12th!







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One fortunate winner will receive:



  • A gorgeous handmade “Glacier Bay” bracelet

  • A handmade cowl in "Glacier Bay" blues and greens

  • A bottle of custom-made "Glacier Bay" sparkle polish in blue

  • Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss and their two other “Love Finds You” titles {Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana, and Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington}

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 11th. Winner will be announced at the "Glacier Bay" Author Chat Party on February 12th. Connect with authors Tricia and Ocieanna, get a sneak peek of their new book projects, try your hand at the Alaska trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be great giveaways—gift certificates, books, and more!







So grab your copy of Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska, and join Tricia and Ocieanna on the evening of February 12th for a chance to connect with the authors and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)







Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 12th!

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