Saturday, October 27, 2007

Boo Humbug by Rene Gutteridge

Boo Humbug is the latest in the Boo series, about the kooky residents of Skary, Indiana. This Christmas novella finds the Skary-ites up to their usual craziness when Lois decides to put on a production of the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. The entire town, it seems, gets involved in one way or another. And the ending is heart-warming in the best Christmas way--in spite of the Skary silliness!

Leave a comment through the 31st and I will draw one lucky winner to receive a free copy.

Friday, October 19, 2007

The Restorer by Sharon Hinck

We are just starting our discussion of this great book over at the ACFW Book Club. (See link at right if you want to join us!) It's a fantasy about an ordinary soccer mom who gets pulled into an alternate universe and becomes that world's new Restorer. I don't normally read fantasy--actually, I NEVER read fantasy!--but this book held me captive. It was fascinating and I got so much out of it. So many things in the book "reminded" me of things I struggle with, like negative thoughts, the struggle to find meaning and worth in everyday life, the need to keep God's word in my heart at all times. If you don't do those things in Sharon Hinck's alternate world, you could DIE! Yikes.

This is a wonderful read, well-written, and spiritually challenging. I highly recommend it. It will make you THINK, which is a good thing.

Oh, and don't forget to leave a comment. On October 31st I'll be giving away a copy of Boo Humbug, a Christmas novella, the latest in the Boo series from Rene Gutteridge. LOVE Rene Gutteridge!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Boo Ha Ha Ha!

Hi! I'm running a contest all this month. I'm giving away a copy of Rene Gutteridge's book, Boo Humbug. It's the Christmas novella and latest installment in the Boo series. I can't wait to read it, since I love this series. I'm planning to review it this month, and hold the drawing for the book on October 31st. So make a comment for your chance to win!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Sanctuary by Molly Noble Bull

This fast-paced historical romance takes place in 1740, in Europe, in a time when anyone who was not Catholic was subject to persecution.

This is the story of Rachel Levin, a Jewish girl whose family fled from Germany only to be persecuted in France. Rachel falls in love with a young French Huguenot, but her family and her fiancĂ© are killed by an evil French army captain. In order to protect Rachel, her fiance’s brother, Pierre Dupre, marries her and they flee the country. But the danger is only beginning, as the cruel army captain determines to find them no matter where they go.

I can say I now know who the Huguenots were. It was interesting to find out something new about the way Christians—and Jews—have been persecuted throughout the centuries, and to remind myself how fortunate we still are to be free to worship as we please here in the U.S. An exciting, fast-paced romance.