Sep 1, 2014

Still Time

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Book Details
Release Date: July 2014
Publisher: Sisters Ink Publishing
Genre: Women's Fiction

PHENOMENAL WRITING!
You are quickly pulled into the story...wanting to know what happens next!

In life we have a beginning time, a middle time, and an end time..

It is in the middle time that Alyssa finds herself now...

The middle time of life....

AND the middle time of care-giving...

Still taking care of her children...and now taking care of her parent (her mother-in-law)

Life gets even crazier as she finds that her son is struggling, and she has to move her family to a new state with new schools, and her mother-in-law is showing signs of dementia and Alzheimer disease.

Wishing she could go back to a simpler time...

She realizes that this is her time to truly take care of her family...immediate and extended.

But that doesn't make this time and easy time.

Journey with Alyssa as she takes the time to anguish with the "pain of a missionary son who is questioning, a young teen who is being bullied, a daughter who is distant, a husband who is struggling, and a mother-in-law who is now hoarding and forgetting."

Is there 'STILL TIME' to keep everything "from falling apart?"

I LOVE these 'timely thoughts' from the book:

It's All About Time
"You can have a good time at a set time when you have time to kill. If you have quality time before you serve your time you might even make it big time. No matter how time flies, you will have to put your pants on one leg at a time like everyone else whether you're having the time of your life or falling on hard times. If it catches you at a bad time, you'll have a devil of a time, but maybe you'll have better luck next time. And a stitch in time might give you all the time in the world. You probably won't even have time to catch your breath because no matter how you stall for time, it's always a fight against time. Eventually you'll run out of time and it'll be time to call it a night. You'll wish for a time out, but only time will tell. All because it's only a matter of time.

A FANTASTIC READ!
You will chuckle, weep, and rejoice with Alyssa and her family.


About the Author
When Maria Hoagland is not working at her computer, she can be found walking barefoot in soft grass, remodeling houses with her husband, or enjoying campfires with their three children. She loves crunching leaves in the fall, stealing cookie dough from the mixing bowl, and listening to musicals on her iPod. Maria earned her degree at Brigham Young University, and although she adores mountain resorts near her Idaho home, she is no longer a fan of ice skating.

(A review copy was provided, however, all reviews are of my own opinion :)

And the winner is...

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And the winner of the 
$175 Amazon Gift Card is ...

ScottCynthia S.


THANK YOU to the 
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Aug 30, 2014

Meet Author Leela Hope

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Leela Hope is a writer with over 22 years of experience in writing endearing children's fiction. Her lively characters have entranced and captivated her audience, and she has taken great joy in writing the three series of books, each beautifully illustrated with love and care. Her stories concentrate on the adventures of floppy eared bunnies and wide-eyed children learning lessons in life, before returning home wiser and eager for sleep. leela hope writes her stories to entertain the very young, but also to educate. Her vision is always of a parent sitting on a child's bed, reciting the stories each night, while the young one drifts off to sleep, lulled into a dream world full of fun and adventure.

From her very earliest years of childhood, Leela made up stories in her head, telling them to her younger brother and sister. The stories flowed easily from her mind, and it wasn't long before she realized she had a gift for writing. By the age of 14, she had already written a small book of short stories for her own entertainment, and by the age of 22, she had published her first full-fledged children's fiction in several magazines. Leela Hope was destined to be an author and she knew exactly what genre of fiction she wanted to dedicate her life too.

Born in San Diego, California, and still residing in the area, Leela studied English Literature at Berkeley, earning a degree in 1989. Her writing covers a span of several genres, but she always returns to her first love, children's fiction. She enjoys scuba diving and visiting wildlife parks, seeking new inspiration for cuddly characters for her stories. Leela Hope lives in an urban area of San Diego and is presently at work on a new book.

Leela writes AMAZING children's books!
I have read two of them...

Dragon Fay Saves the Day
A Children’s Book about Dragons - But not only for Children.

Are you or your loved one being bullied? Or are you or your loved one a bully?

Then this book is for you.

Dragon Faye Saves the Day will make you cry and cower with Faye as she shies away from Jean the Bully. Read how she was able to conquer her fears and soar over them.

Read about what happened to Jean the bully.

Appreciate the very vivid and colorful illustrations. Enjoy the rhyme and rhythm of the story.

Feel how the characters feel through their facial expressions. Identify with any of the characters and through them, learn to face your own dragons and conquer them.


Now that Faye has learned how to deal with Jean the bully she steps in to help...

Bert the Squirt
This is a heartwarming story of a young dragon who gets bullied at school because he can’t breathe fire.

Sadly, Bert thinks he’s not good enough because he breathes water instead.

One day he meets a dragon who is different, too. She tries to show Bert he can be happy just the way he is, but then something terrible happens at school.

Will Bert discover that being different can save the day?

Bert the Squirt entertains with classic rhyming verse and beautifully illustrated pages. It teaches young children how special their differences can be, as well as demonstrating the harmful effects of bullying.


Bullying is a REAL problem
Let's educate to get rid of it!

Other books by Leela Hope

Aug 29, 2014

The 2-Minute Marriage Project

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Book Details
Author: Heidi Poleman
Release Date: August 2014
Publisher: Familius
Genre: Self-Help

My husband and I have a very strong marriage and as I was reading this book I realized we do most of what is written...so I ALREADY KNOW that these things work!

How nice to have all the information I have gathered over 33 years of marriage in ONE BOOK!

This book has the ability to really bless your marriage and make it strong!

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Did you know that it wasn't until the late eighteenth century that you got to marry the one you love...Before then most marriages were arranged.

Now that you married for love your work is to love the one you marry.

'Staying in love' seems to be a whole lot harder than 'falling in love.'

The Two-Minute Marriage Project gives you "Simple Secrets for Staying in Love"

Little things to do, think, and say so that your love stays alive.

Things like:
*Focus on strengths.
*Show gratitude for your spouse.
*Say "I Love You" often.
*Help your spouse laugh.
*Give compliments.
*Spend as much time as you can together.
*Look back on how you met your spouse and what it felt like to fall in love.
*And SO MUCH MORE!

Filled with personal stories and case studies you will read of wonderful ways to show your spouse you are in it for the long haul :)

At the end of each section you will find 2-minute challenges to strengthen your marriage.

Give your spouse 2-minutes
And then repeat often~



As I said at the beginning...I believe in the words of this book!
I have proven them myself!

These challenges REALLY WORK!

A MUST-READ for anyone in love 
or for anyone who wants to be in love!


About the Author
Heidi Poelman has always loved learning about inspiring people.

Heidi received her degrees in communication from Brigham Young University (BA) and Wake Forest University (MA).

In graduate school, she focused specifically on interpersonal communication and conflict management.

She loves researching and writing about subjects hat help strengthen families.

She lives in Utah with her husband and three children.

(A review copy was provided, however, all reviews are of my own opinion :)

Aug 28, 2014

Book Lover's Delight $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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12 authors have come together to give you some BOOK LOVER'S DELIGHTful READING
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