Showing posts from July, 2015

Melanie Dobson let's readers in on a few family secrets from Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor

  An interview with Melanie Dobson, Author of Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor Every family has secrets they’d prefer to stay hidden, but where is the line between protecting the ones you love and simple self-preservation? The theme of Melanie Dobson’s sweeping new novel, Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor (Howard Books/May 5, 2015/ ISBN: 9781476746142/$14.99) is how the choices of a few can impact generations. Q: In your latest book, Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor, we meet 19-year-old Maggie — innocent in many ways — but she finds herself in an unwed pregnancy during a time period when that was socially unacceptable. What does that situation mean for her and her family? Maggie lost her biological parents during World War II, and her beloved younger brother died in an orphanage after the war. Heartbroken and scared, Maggie was raised by foster parents near Bristol, England. In the 1950s, British mothers often told their children that a midwife or a stork brought each new baby, so m

What would you say to someone who killed one of your family members?

Part 1 of an interview with Laurie Coombs, Author of Letters from My Father ’ s Murderer Letters from My Father ’ s Murder (Kregel/June 27, 2015/ISBN:  978-0825442292/$14.99) , is an extraordinary true story of grace, mercy, and the redemptive power of God.  When her father was murdered, Laurie Coombs and her family sought justice — and found it. Yet, despite the swift punishment of the killer, Laurie found herself increasingly full of pain, bitterness, and anger she couldn ’ t control. It was the call to love and forgive her father's murderer that set her, the murderer, and several other inmates on the journey that would truly change their lives forever. This compelling story of transformation will touch the deepest wounds and show how God can redeem what seems unredeemable. Q: Why did you want to write Letters from My Father ’ s Murderer, which details such a tragic and painful part of your life? To be honest, I didn’t initially want to write this book. I w

Sarah Ladd launches new series with The Curiousity Keeper

A mysterious stranger, a missing gem, and flying sparks! Don’t miss Sarah Ladd’s new book,  The Curiosity Keeper .  Caught at the intersection of blessings and curses, greed and deceit, these two determined souls must unite to protect what they hold dear. But when a passion that shines far brighter than any gem is ignited, Camille and Jonathan will have to decide how much they are willing to risk for their future, love, and happiness. {MORE ABOUT  THE CURIOSITY KEEPER } A Treasures of Surrey novel  (Thomas Nelson, July 2015) “It is not just a ruby, as you say. It is large as a quail’s egg, still untouched and unpolished. And it is rumored to either bless or curse whoever possesses it.” Camille Iverness can take care of herself. She’s done so since the day her mother abandoned the family and left Camille to run their shabby curiosity shop. But when a violent betrayal leaves her injured with no place to hide, Camille must allow a mysterious stranger to come to her aid. Jo

Intersect: Where Your Story and God’s Story Converge

  Let your story draw others to Christ New DVD series enables anyone to share their faith with those they love Let’s face it: Opening up to the people we love most about the most important issues in life — such as faith — can be tough. Whether it’s embarrassment or misunderstanding, the fear of rejection can keep our lips sealed, thus keeping our unsaved loved ones lost in the dark. This is why Rob Peabody and Cris Rogers created Intersect: Where Your Story and God’s Story Converge (Kregel Publications/July 27, 2015/$15.99) , a five-week short film resource designed to help Christians engage their family, friends and neighbors in a meaningful way about their faith. Whether used in a café, a friend’s living room or a more formal church setting, the video series can be tailored to a variety of audiences. Intersect follows the lives of five people as they examine their struggles and triumphs in light of what God teaches us about life in Scripture. Viewers can relate easil

And so concludes another season of #TheBachelorette

Thankfully, this is the last night of Kaitlyn's season. "I'm in love with two guys, and two guys are in love with me." Kaitlyn doesn't know what she wants in more ways than one. She's on the show to try out relationships, but I don't think she can figure out anything the way she has gone about it. Both men hope that Kaitlyn's family likes him because their families got along so well with her. Kaitlyn and her family meet up at a house in Malibu where she admits to being in love with two men. When she tells him that someone shows up from another season, Mom rightfully predicts the guys wanted to punch him out. Mom and Sister don't seem too impressed with Nick being the one back, and they for some reason look shocked that the men left hate each other. Kaitlyn tells them they have to separate how Nick was on Andi's season with how he is with her. Mom is totally shocked that Nick is here. Kaitlyn admits that she didn't think she wou

Wonderful, Wonderful, Jesus is to Me

Wonderful, Wonderful,  Jesus is to Me Wonderful, wonderful, Jesus is to me Counselor, Prince of Peace, Mighty God is He. Saving me, keeping me, From my sin and shame Wonderful is my Redeemer, Praise His name.

I'm going to have to find some more interesting things to do with my life

It's pretty sad when you go to Home Depot on a Saturday just because you can. Well, given I live in Corsicana, it's kind of the only thing to do, and I hadn't been in a few weeks. I also went to the post office on back to back days. I keep telling you I need to get out more. Oh, Dad and I went out to my uncle's house to tell him I shipped a horseshoe cross to Massachusetts and to plan out him making some more items for our booth. I even made him a sign to go on his display. In addition to putting some hours in the craft room, the past couple of nights, I have gotten everything updated on The Crafty Dad and Daughter . You should go check it out! Not only am I getting ready for fall craft shows, I'm just ready for fall weather!

Thriving in Babylon by Larry Osborne

Meet a man forced to live in a fast-changing and godless society, where he faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed in Larry Osborne’s  Thriving in Babylon .  Daniel, with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, not only thrived, he changed an empire while he was at it. Though he lived thousands of years ago, he has a much to teach us today. {MORE ABOUT  THRIVING IN BABYLON } (David C. Cook, April 2015) Meet a man forced to live in a fast changing and godless society. He faced fears about the future, concern for his safety, and the discouragement of world that seemed to be falling apart at warp speed. Sound familiar? His name was Daniel, and with the power of hope, humility, and wisdom, he not only thrived, he changed an empire while he was at it. Though he lived thousands of years ago, he has a much to teach us today. Even in Babylon, God is in control. In  Thriving in Babylon

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Wedding bells, storm clouds, past mistakes, and long-lost loves collide  in Beth Vogt’s new book,  Crazy Little Thing Called Love , the first book in Beth’s new series, “A Destination Wedding.”  A fast-moving, powerful hurricane throws Vanessa and Logan together as they evacuate to a storm shelter along with other residents of the Florida Gulf Coast. As the pair battles unexpected renewed feelings for each other, Vanessa and Logan are faced with a choice: Should they accept, once and for all, their teenage marital mistake? Or is God offering them a second chance at happily ever after? {MORE ABOUT  CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE } A Destination Wedding Novel  (Howard, June 2015) Wedding bells and storm clouds collide in the first engaging novel in a brand-new series about destination weddings, the power of love, and the possible mishaps and missteps that happen on a couple’s journey down the aisle to “I do.” Paramedic Vanessa Hollister has put her adolescence be