Friday, May 30, 2014

MOMS’ NIGHT OUT | No More “Frumpy Mommy” Challenge! ($200 Visa Card Giveaway!)

USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer has written the novelization to the much-anticipated movie, Moms' Night Out. Don't miss this hilarious family comedy that celebrates real family life—where everything can go wrong and still turn out all right.

And, look for the companion devotional written by comedian Kerri PomarolliMoms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.

Tricia and Kerri have teamed up for the "No More Frumpy Mommy" challenge.

Moms Night Out Tricia Goyer Kerri Pomarolli

Motherhood can sometimes seem like survival of the fittest. Every day brings its own troubles, and by the end of the day, you’re spent. Between school, soccer practice, cleaning, laundry, cooking dinner, putting away dishes, and keeping your kids from going at each others’ throats, the last thing on your mind is getting away for an evening. If that’s you, you’re invited to take part in Tricia and Kerri's No More Frumpy Mommy challenge.

Tricia and Kerri will choose 10 winners to receive a Fandango gift card to see Moms' Night Out, as well as copies of Moms' Night Out (the book) and Moms' Night Out and Other Things I Miss. One grand-prize winner will receive $200 to put toward her own moms' night out or her own moms' night out "ride" (getting her car detailed and cleaned).

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Stitch and a Prayer by Eva Gibson, a review

About the Book (from the back cover):

The frontier life isn’t easy -- especially when you’re alone and with child.

My darling, darling wife,

I wanted to wake you and tell you I was leaving. But I hate good-byes.  I am trying to keep the promise I made to you.  Hold on to this note until you receive a letter.  This is my promise to write as soon as I can.  

Your loving husband, Will

It seemed like just yesterday when Will had returned from the Klondike gold rush, when they had celebrated their wedding, and when they began their life together in the Northwest woods.  But now Florence’s husband was gone and only this note remained.  Where did Will go?  And why did he leave so abruptly?

As worry and fear threaten to overcome her, Florence is inspired to craft a quilt to grace the bed she knows she will once again share with Will.  The design of the quilt is a labor of love and each stitch is a prayer for her husband’s safe return.  But will Florence’s prayers be answered?  Will her husband keep his promise and come back to her before their baby arrives?

About the Author (from the back cover):

Eva Gibson is the author of six novels and sixteen nonfiction books.  This book is a fictionalized account of her grandparents’ lives in the northwestern frontier.

My thoughts on the A Stitch and a Prayer:

The story told in A Stitch and a Prayer is one of love, fear, loneliness and hope.  Florence is greatly in love with Will and she fears that he might not return... or at least not in time for their child’s birth.  There are times when she is also very lonely for her husband even though she is surrounded by others that she loves.  Her hope is that God will take care of her and that Will can keep his promise to her.

The story is beautiful.  It is that from a different time... when men worked the land and fought the elements and nature to provide for their families.  A time when women were called upon to work alongside their husbands and make do with what they had on hand.   It was also a time when family lived close to each other and helped take care of one another.... and when doctoring the sick was done by family as well as doctors, nurses, etc.

I did not care for Ms. Gibson’s writing style.  I can usually zip right through books  that are 197pages, but it took me what felt like forever to get through this one.  I’m not sure why, but I felt like I was trudging through thick unenjoyable dialogue.  Parts of the storyline seemed incomplete and honestly, I got really frustrated with the characters at times. There was no real connection between characters or for me. 

If I were you, I would give the book a try anyhow.  I believe in giving books a chance when a reviewer makes a negative comment (unless it’s content that I know I would not read, ie: sex/profanity, etc).  This book is filled with positives-- Scriptures, hope and God’s everlasting love.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MEANT TO BE MINE $200 Visa Card Giveaway & Facebook Party (6/10) with @BeckyWadeWriter!

Becky Wade's latest novel, Meant to Be Mine, is a keeper! 

Celebrate with Becky by entering her "Dream Come True" $200 Visa cash card prize pack giveaway and RSVP for her June 10th Facebook party!


One winner will receive:

  • A $200 Visa cash card

  • Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 10th. Winner will be announced at the Meant to Be Mine Facebook author chat party on June 10th. Connect with Becky for a fun evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Becky will also share an exclusive look at her next book and give away books, fun prizes, and gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Meant to Be Mine and join Becky on the evening of June 10th for a chance to connect 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 10th!