Midnight Justice: Book Review

On Saturday during the Five Fall Favorites party when I listed Midnight Justice by Patience Royale as one of my top five reads of the year, I promised a full review. This is one you won’t want to miss. Continue reading

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Five Fall Favorites: Top Five for 2018

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Welcome to the last day of Five Fall Favorites, a week-long book party hosted by Read Another Page with party “rooms” at various literary blogs! Each blog had a different theme for the day and each blog shared five favorite books each day in a specific genre.

Things are winding down at the Literary Lodge – giveaway winners will be announced as well as other exciting happenings. But today we have a special treat for you: free and cheap books! So be sure to read to the end to find them.

Today I’m hosting the Blankets party room, and today I’ll be sharing my top five reads from 2018: my favorite books I’ve read so far this year.blankers

Pick your favorite blanket from one of these baskets here and join me on the swings.

The creaking of the chains blends with chirping of birds and the gentle whispering of the breeze, bringing a definite autumn chill. I wrap my blue and white crocheted blanket more firmly around me as readers select their blankets and find a seat. Continue reading

Five Fall Favorites: Military

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Welcome to day five of Five Fall Favorites, a week-long book party hosted by Read Another Page with party “rooms” at various literary blogs! Each blog has a different theme for the day and each blog will be sharing five favorite books in a specific genre. There are also giveaways and free books, so don’t forget to check out the rest of the rooms for today’s freebie (link at the end of this post). The US giveaway includes a fall reading basket with several paperbacks and a mug. Enter here. The good news is if we get enough entries, we’re adding a special second prize and perhaps even a third, so go enter!

Today I’m hosting the Backpacks party room, and today I’ll be sharing five of my top military books: stories that involve military personnel from any era.

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Today we’re hiking the rocky trails out back to view the fall colors and perhaps find a shady nook in which to sit and read. Join me here as we are outfitted with backpacks for the day: we’ve pre-packed them with water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a special hat. We’ve left space for your favorite books.

Readers select backpacks, don sunglasses, smother sunscreen, lace hiking boots, and set out. Grasping my walking stick, I step ahead of the group, leading the way up the rocky trail. Sunlight dances off birch leaves and moss patches. Chattering readers follow.

Silence falls as I begin sharing some of my favorite military books.

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Five Fall Favorite: Contemporary Christian

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Welcome to day four of Five Fall Favorites, a week-long book party hosted by Read Another Page with party “rooms” at various literary blogs! Each blog has a different theme for the day and each blog will be sharing five favorite books in a specific genre. There are also giveaways and free books, so don’t forget to check out the rest of the rooms for today’s freebie (link at the end of this post). The US giveaway includes a fall reading basket with several paperbacks and a mug. Enter here. The good news is if we get enough entries, we’re adding a special second prize and perhaps even a third, so go enter!

Today I’m hosting the Bikes party room, and today I’ll be sharing five of my top contemporary Christian fiction books: books published in the last five years and set in any modern time period.

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Welcome to the Bikes! We have all styles of bicycles here today, and we’re going to trek around this beautiful lake and enjoy the fall colors. Pick your favorite bike, hop on, tuck your books in the basket – don’t forget your water bottle! – and follow me!

Readers of all ages squint in the sunlight as they mount the bicycle of their choice. Soon, a bright array weaves in and out on the path, and we set off down the trail.

As we ride, I adjust my microphone and speak up. “Time for today’s top five contemporary Christian books.”

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Five Fall Favorites: Humor

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Welcome to the second day of Five Fall Favorites, a week-long book party hosted by Read Another Page with party “rooms” at various literary blogs! Each blog has a different theme for the day and each blog will be sharing five favorite books in a specific genre.

The US giveaway includes a fall reading basket with paperbacks of Gift from the Storm by Rebekah Morris, Kiera by Kate Willis, There Was Always Laughter in Our House by Sarah Holman, Love Needs No Words by Faith Potts, Bound by Victoria Lynn, and a Five Fall Favorites mug designed by Rebekah Morris, created and donated by Salsa and Tea. Enter here. The good news is if we get enough entries, we’re adding a special second prize and perhaps even a third, so go enter!

Today I’m hosting the Books party room, and today I’ll be sharing five of my top humor books – stories that have made me laugh.

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Welcome, readers of all sorts, to the Books room! I’m excited to host you here today because in the Books room, you get a free Kindle short story! Today it just so happens that the short story I’m offering is a humorous one, which fits right in with today’s theme. I will direct you to the free story right after the top five humor books, so stay tuned.

Have a seat here under the maple trees. Don’t they just give you a thrill – several thrills, as our friend Anne of Green Gables would say? I hope you all brought your book bags, because it’s time for a reading party! Introverts, rejoice!

~~~ pause for several hours of uninterrupted reading time as the breeze sends red-tinted leaves dancing towards our feet and the sun-rays slant from east to west ~~~

And now, presenting the top five humor books!

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Five Fall Favorites: Pro-Life

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Welcome to Five Fall Favorites, a week-long book party hosted by Read Another Page with party “rooms” at various literary blogs! Each blog has a different theme for the day and each blog will be sharing five favorite books in a specific genre. There are also giveaways and free books, so don’t forget to check out the rest of the rooms for today’s freebie (link at the end of this post).

The US giveaway includes a fall reading basket with paperbacks of Gift from the Storm by Rebekah Morris, Kiera by Kate Willis, There Was Always Laughter in Our House by Sarah Holman, Love Needs No Words by Faith Potts, Bound by Victoria Lynn, and a Five Fall Favorites mug designed by Rebekah Morris, created and donated by Salsa and Tea. Enter here. The good news is if we get enough entries, we’re adding a special second prize and perhaps even a third, so go enter!

Today I’m hosting the Boats party room, and today I’ll be sharing five of my top pro-life books: stories about adoption, foster care, special needs, or caring for the elderly.

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It’s a gorgeous fall day here by the lake, and we have a variety of rowboats for your use as we go through these books. So hop on board, grab an oar . . . and let’s push off from the shore. Ripples echo against the sides of the boats, tiny whirlpools swirl away in the deep blue as oars rise and fall, orange leaves hover on the surface, and sunbeams glitter in a thousand reflections off the water.

Once we reach the center of the lake, oars still and all eyes turn to the boat in the center to see what the first book of the day will be. Continue reading

Carrie Mouse Cover Reveal

About the Book

Martha Squirrel made her journey down the big hill seem like a grand adventure. But what happens when Carrie Mouse disobeys her mama and explores the giant garage?

Inspired by a true story, Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage tells the story of a young mouse who gets trapped in the garage of the human house at the bottom of the hill. Beautifully illustrated with clay sculptures, this is a book you won’t want to miss!

Coming October 22!

Giveaway

Cover Piece 4It’s scavenger hunt time! The Carrie Mouse cover has been cut into nine pieces and scattered across nine different blogs. Visit this post to find links to all the cover pieces. Assemble them and email the completed cover to hunekeauthor(at)gmail(dot)com to be entered in an extra special giveaway: A book signed by both the author and the illustrator and a handmade Carrie Mouse doll to be shipped upon publication of the book. If you need a collage creation software, you can use PiZap.com, a free online photo editor. All entries must be submitted by midnight EDT on Thursday, September 20. The winner will be announced Friday, September 21 at www.morganhuneke.blogspot.com. Happy hunting!

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

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Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Books have always been a big part of her life, never more so than when working at the local library. She is the author of several middle grade novels including the Time Captives fantasy trilogy and one YA fairy tale retelling novella entitled Twisted Dreams. Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage is her first picture book.

To learn more about Morgan and her work, visit: www.morganhuneke.com or www.morganhuneke.blogspot.com

 

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Rebekah Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia with her parents, sisters, and yellow Labrador named Sophie. She has been working with Sculpey since age nine, and sells her creations in the Klay Kottage Etsy shop. She also creates and sells stuffed animals and knitted goods. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, and playing cello and piano. Carrie Mouse and the Giant Garage is her first book.

To learn more about Rebekah and her work, visit: www.etsy.com/shop/klaykottage or follow @klaykottage on Instagram