ESV Journaling Bible Giveaway

ESV Journaling Bible

For a chance to win a copy of the ESV Journaling Bible, please leave a comment on this post no later than Friday, November 20. One winner will be selected and will have a copy mailed to them directly from the promoter.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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A winner has been chosen using the random.org number generator. Mindy is the lucky winner. I will be contacting her immediately to make arrangements for getting her new Bible to her.

‘An Endless Christmas’ | Cynthia Ruchti

An Endless Christmas



MY REVIEW:

Where does a story go when its opening pages include a surprise proposal with a negative reply and the couple must still spend the next week in one house with the man’s huge extended family? Well, “An Endless Christmas” has a few surprises in store and nothing turns out quite like the heroine (or the reader) might expect.

“An Endless Christmas” is a wonderful tale with memorable characters. Katie truly loves Micah but mistakenly thinks she can protect him from future heartache by not marrying him – after all, family history indicates that she is a poor risk. Micah is such a steadfast and patient hero who loves the Lord, his family and Katie without reserve. And the rest of the Binder family are the family most of us would love to have, loving and faith-filled people who never question life’s circumstances and love without judgment. Wilson Binder’s nightly whispered benedictions over each person present touched a place in me that made me yearn for a person like him in my life.

A touching story, “An Endless Christmas” included moments of humor, drama, and even grief but its message left me with such a feeling of satisfaction and hope. This is a book to share with those you love this season. I hope you will.

This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.



ABOUT THE BOOK:

Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster.

Christmas takes a very different turn when the guests of honor break up instead of announcing their engagement. Trapped with his family, they learn that love looks different than either imagined. Both in their eighties, Dodie and Wilson Binder celebrate every Christmas as if it were their last. This year, their grandson Micah is planning to ask his girlfriend, Katie, to marry him so they can celebrate with the whole family. But things go very wrong when she says, “no.” Now they are stuck. Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster. But sometimes too much is just enough. Especially when it’s Christmas.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Cynthia RuchtiDrawing from 33 years of on-air radio ministry, Cynthia Ruchti tells stories of hope-that-glows-in-the-dark through her novels and novellas, nonfiction books and devotionals, and speaking for women’s and writers’ events. Her books have been recognized by Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Selah Awards, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Christian Retailing’s BEST Awards, and Carol Award nominations, among other honors, including a Family Fiction Readers’ Choice Award. She and her plot-tweaking husband live in Pittsville, Wisconsin, not far from their three children and five grandchildren.

Find out more about Cynthia at http://www.cynthiaruchti.com.



There’s no getting out of Christmas now, despite Katie rejecting Micah’s marriage proposal. Cozy up this holiday season with Cynthia Ruchti’s new novella, An Endless Christmas. The Binder family celebrates every Christmas as if it were their last. Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster. But sometimes too much is just enough. Especially when it’s Christmas.

Celebrate the holidays with Cynthia and An Endless Christmas by entering her $100 Target gift card giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A copy of An Endless Christmas
  • A $100 gift card to Target

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 30th. The winner will be announced December 1st on Cynthia’s blog.

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Told You So by Kristen Heitzmann

Told You So



MY REVIEW:

I have read most if not all of Kristen Heitzmann’s novels and cannot say enough good things about them. When I think of her books, suspense is what first comes to mind because she has written some very edgy suspense novels but her Rocky Mountain Legacy series was also wonderful. “Told You So” was a somewhat new direction for her although there was just the slightest bit of danger and suspense involved in the contemporary romance. I loved every minute of it

“Told You So” is very much a dialogue driven story with some of the wittiest conversations I have encountered in quite awhile. In addition to the wonderful dialogue, Grace Evangeline was one of those people who seemed to invite disaster which led to several dramatic scenes that were sometimes also humorous.

Successful author Grace tried to give her readers happy-ever-after romances with heroes and heroines who maintained their innocence until marriage. Broadway producer Devin was much more cynical and pretty much thought Grace was ridiculous. But the attraction between them was strong despite their differing outlooks and because “Told You So” is a romance, we all know that the inevitable happens – they fall in love. Unfortunately, both Grace and Devin have hidden pain behind their successful lives that leads them to one wrong decision after another so the road to a happy ending for them is pretty rocky. Some of those mistakes will not sit well with certain readers of Christian novels so be forewarned, “Told You So” is a gritty and honest story about Christians who make big mistakes. Unlike most secular novels, those mistakes do not involve pages of explicit scenes and are tastefully handled.

It was evident to me that one purpose of the author was to illustrate through Grace and Devin’s story the power of God to overcome our worst sins and bring redemption and restoration to us. Sometimes we need to be reminded of that again. I know that I will remember this novel for awhile and look forward to the next one in the series.

A digital copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for my honest review.



ABOUT THE BOOK:

From the minute Grace Evangeline throws her sweet tea in Devin Bressard’s face, their battle of wits and cross-purposes overtakes their lives. Sassy “angelic” Grace Evangeline will stop at nothing to see her romance novel produced for Broadway. Devin Bressard knows all about the commercial success of Ms. Evangeline’s “novels”—as far from his literary, nerve-striking plays as anything could be.

Grace intends to pull his head out of the rarefied air long enough to make her point, even if it involves stalking him and infiltrating his friends and colleagues. Devin knows she’s trouble, but who would guess the spokesperson for strength and virtue would be a calamity vortex? He mounts a fierce resistance, but when he’s forced to work with Grace, his profession and sanity aren’t the only things at risk. Collapsing walls on both sides bring a détente that could shatter their bond—or resound through more lives than their own.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kristen-Heitzmann-Kristen Heitzmann is the bestselling author of contemporary romantic suspense, psychological suspense, and historical novels, including Christy Award finalists Indivisible and The Tender Vine and Christy Award winner Secrets. In 2013, her novel The Breath of Dawn won both a Christy Award and Inspirational Readers Choice Award and was a finalist for a people’s choice award in the Netherlands. She is a fiction track and workshop teacher at American Christian Fiction Writers Conference and keynote speaker for women’s and writers’ conferences.

An artist and mountain hiker, Kristen lives in Colorado with her husband, pets, wildlife, and extended family.

 

MercyMe – It’s Christmas! CD

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Mercy Me It’s Christmas? CD will be available in Pizza Ranch locations beginning November 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  It has 4 exclusive songs that can only be found on the CD version being sold by Pizza Ranch.  Each CD will be sold for $5 plus tax.  Pizza Ranch will give away the CD with a $25 gift card purchase as well as sell the full album at each of its 200 locations throughout the Midwest and Great Plains states.  

“We are so excited to debut our new Christmas album, MercyMe, It’s Christmas, with Pizza Ranch” said Bart Millard with MercyMe. “Pizza Ranch is a fantastic restaurant with a great mission to glorify God. It’s the perfect gift to give this Christmas season and the perfect CD to get you in the Christmas spirit.”

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MY REVIEW:

From the opening notes to the final chorus, “It’s Christmas” was an enjoyable experience. This collection of mostly familiar songs showcased MercyMe’s personal touch and arrangements without losing anything from the original versions. The introductory song, “Newborn” was a worshipful experience that established the reason for the season. Subsequent songs varied from old Christmas favorites to hymns and from old-time rock ‘n roll to a little bit of country. Many of the songs brought back fond childhood memories. This album has something for everyone. I know it will probably become a staple on our Christmas playlist.

Be sure to check out my giveaway HERE for a chance to win a copy for yourself.

I received a copy of the CD from Propeller Consulting, LLC
in exchange for my honest review.



GIVEAWAY – MercyMe It’s Christmas! CD

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If you would like a copy of MercyMe’s It’s Christmas!, leave a comment on this post and tell me a favorite Christmas memory. Deadline to enter is Friday, November 20.

Your email address will only be seen by me and will be used only to contact you if you are the winner.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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We have a winner! Willene was chosen using the Random.org Number Generator. Congratulations Willene and thank you to everyone who entered. I hope you will continue reading my reviews.