Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Don't Miss Out!~Books You'll Want to Read!

Announcing the Release of 
Ane Mulligan's debut novel

Everybody in the small town of Chapel Springs, Georgia, knows best friends Claire Bennett and Patsy Kowalski. It's impossible not to, what with Claire's zany antics and Patsy's self-appointed mission to keep her friend out of trouble. And trouble abounds. 

During an early morning discussion at Dees 'n' Doughs bakery with their ladies group, all Chapel Springs entrepreneurs, attention is drawn to the slackened tourist trade. With their livelihoods threatened, they join forces to address the town's revitalization in hopes of drawing back the tourists. No one could have guessed the real issue needing restoration is their marriages. 

Claire, a pottery artist, stumbles through life with her foot in her mouth. When she became a Christian, she thought life and her marriage would be included in the new creation part. But her thighs are just as big and her husband, Joel, is as ornery as ever. She's become nothing more than a sheet-changer, a towel-folder, a pancake-flipper. Her life is humdrum and she's tired of being taken for granted. 

Patsy has plans for her empty nest, plans that include a cruise ship. However, her husband, Nathan, continues to work long hours, and he's not talking about slowing down. In fact, he's not talking much at all. She's asleep long before he comes home each night. At first she thought it was just because of tax season, but now she's not so sure. Something other than work seems to keep him late at the office every night. With the lines of communication closed, she'll have to find another way to reach him. 

With their marriages as much in need of restoration as the town, Claire and Patsy embark on a mission of mishaps and miscommunication, determined to restore warmth to Chapel Springs and their lives. That is if they can convince their husbands and the town council, led by two curmudgeons who would prefer to see Chapel Springs left in the fifties and closed to traffic.


A Novel about Twenty Influential Men
from J.R. Duren
The lion is a ferocious protagonist rippling with fervor and strength. Loyalty to the pride, 
surgeon-like strikes and a keen sense of the world around him 
make the lion one of the most feared animals in the world. 

At the same time, the lion is an affectionate beast 
who lets his guard down among those he loves. 

History is witness to a handful of men whose lives resembled the tenacious fervor of lions. 
The men of Living Like Lions are a rare breed of tenacity, strength and love. 

A monk stands face-to-face against the emperor of Rome. 
A bishop goes toe-to-toe with soldiers. 
An inventor creates the world's biggest wheeled-machines. 
An artist resurrects the hope his of fellow creators. 

Each story reveals bravery, commitment and masculinity. 
Each man challenges us to rise above 
the contemporary definitions of masculinity and to embrace godliness.


From one Daddy who lost his first wife 
through cancer,
Read his journey to healing in,
"Daddy, Can You Make Me Pancakes?"

It's 6:00 a.m., and four year old Amanda shuffles into her parent's bedroom, where she finds Daddy sleeping in what normally is Mommy's spot. She innocently wakes him up from a deep sleep "Daddy ... can you make me pancakes?" Daddy replies "Yes, sure honey." 

Neither Amanda nor Daddy have their normal energetic smile. Not because they were tired, but because Mommy didn't make it home last night. Cancer unexpectedly took her.

Now "Daddy" must find a way to care for three small children while holding down a new executive position within his company.

For the moment, making pancakes is thing that keeps their family together.


History that will inspire you!
Read about America's song 
from former White House webmaster:
Jane Hampton Cook

You've sung or heard the lyrics hundreds of times, 
but how well do you know the story behind the Nation's song? 

In America's Star-Spangled Story
award-winning author and former White House webmaster, Jane Hampton Cook, 
brings to life the story of National Anthem lyricist Francis Scott Key 
in ways that will touch your heart, 
while showing the power behind the song that has transcended generations. 

Come celebrate The Star-Spangled Banner's 200th birthday 
by discovering the adventure, drama, and suspense 
that ultimately gave the United States its national anthem. 

Don t miss this once-in-a-century opportunity to celebrate America's top song.

Proud to be sharing books I'm proud of.
Be blest!

1 comment:

Sherry Carter said...

A great set of books. I'm interested in the one by Duren. I love to read about people who were willing to stand for what they believed to be important.

I wonder when one will come out about 20 influential women? :)

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