Sunday, January 16, 2022

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WOMEN WHO BUILT THEIR BUSINESSES
FROM THE GROUND UP'  --
AUTHOR GWEN RICHARDSON
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Genre: Youth

ISBN- 978-1737449607
 

Boss Women features seven African American women who started their businesses by themselves or as co-founders with family members. Some of the enterprises are relatively new, while others have been established for decades.

 

The businesswomen profiled in this book are Janice M. Adams (JMA Solutions), Valerie Daniels-Carter (V&J Holding Companies), Bea Dixon (Honey Pot), Janice Bryant Howroyd (The ACT One Group), Garnetta Sanders (Neta Scientific), Janell Stephens (Camille Rose Naturals), and J.C. Sykes (90 Degree Construction).

 

Boss Women uses poetic phrasing to make it easier for children to read and understand. While reading each poetic profile, children will be able to see themselves in these women’s successes and dream big dreams for the future. The book is also a motivational tool for adults who are seeking encouragement on their entrepreneurial journeys.


 

 

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Gwen Richardson has been an author, entrepreneur, and "boss woman" for decades. She is the author of 13 books, including Boss Women, and is a graduate of Georgetown University. She has been twice nominated for NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Literary Work, wants to inspire children to seek entrepreneurship as a career path. Richardson resides in Houston with her husband, Willie, and adult daughter, Sylvia.

 


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'10 of My Favorite Novels of All Time' by Gwen Richardson

Since I’m an avid reader and have read thousands of books, it’s not easy to create a list of only ten. But following are 10 of my favorite novels of all time. My favorite two genres are historical fiction and mystery/thriller so the titles reflect that. They are in no particular order.

1.    The Wake of the Wind by J. California Cooper

2.    Yellow Wife by Sadeqa Johnson

3.    My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due

4.    The Living Blood by Tananarive Due (sequel to My Soul to Keep)

5.    Freeman by Leonard Pitts

6.    Dark Corner by Brandon Massey

7.    The Coming by Daniel Black

8.    White Lines by Tracy Brown

9.    Standing at the Scratch Line by Guy Johnson

10.   Echoes of a Distant Summer by Guy Johnson 

(sequel to Standing at the Scratch Line)

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

~ MY 2 VALENTINE'S DAY SEWING PATTERN BOOKS ~

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

~ REVELL READS BLOG TOUR LIFE FLIGHT ~

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Revell Reads Blog Tour Stop
--  'LIFE FLIGHT'  --
AUTHOR LYNETTE EASON
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight + Link
to Excerpt Courtesy of the Publisher,
Author Bio & Review~
 


ABOUT THE BOOK:

"A heart-stopping, breath-stealing masterpiece of romantic suspense!"--Colleen Coble, USAToday bestselling author

EMS helicopter pilot Penny Carlton is used to high-stress situations, but being forced to land on a mountain in a raging storm with a critical patient--and a serial killer on the loose--tests her skills and her nerve to the limit. She survives with FBI Special Agent Holt Satterfield's help. But she's not out of the woods yet.

In the ensuing days, Penny finds herself under attack. And when news reaches Holt that he may not have gotten his man after all, it will take all he and Penny have to catch a killer--before the killer catches one of them.

 

LINK TO EXCERPT COURTESY OF THE PUBLISHER:


PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK:

"Ready for a book that is a race from page one to the end? Then you need to read Life Flight."--Cara Putman, award-winning author of Flight Risk and Lethal Intent

"Life Flight will grip readers by the throat on the very first page all the way to the shocking ending, leaving them gasping for breath."--Elizabeth Goddard, bestselling author of Present Danger and the Uncommon Justice series
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of Life Flight and the Danger Never Sleeps, Blue Justice, Women of Justice, Deadly Reunions, Hidden Identity, and Elite Guardians series. She is the winner of three ACFW Carol Awards, the Selah Award, and the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, among others. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has a master's degree in education from Converse College. Eason lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children. Learn more at www.lynetteeason.com.

 
REVIEW:
 
A complex, riveting plot with memorable characters and settings . . .
 
This book kicks off the author's new Christian romantic suspense series, Extreme Measures. Penny Carlton is an EMS pilot who relies on her intelligence, experience, and strength under pressure to accomplish the impossible during emergencies. 

This story begins with a tense emergency situation, and Penny Carlton deftly takes charge. With her quick-thinking and determination, Penny gains the upper hand and saves the lives of several individuals. 

Her love interest, FBI Special Agent, Holton--Holt--Satterfield, is swiftly pulled into the case and he and Penny are a force to be reckoned with as they put clues together and eventually build a case against one of the most despicable, distasteful villains I have ever seen in a book. 

I enjoyed watching Penny's team of close-knit women friends support and encourage each other throughout the story. With their shared troubled histories back from when they were teens, these women are unbelievably loyal to each other and resourceful when it comes to getting things done. I hope that each of these women become main characters in the upcoming books of this series.

There were some disturbing scenes of violence and graphic descriptions of the evil perpetrated by the villains in this story. The images conjured up by those scenes are best forgotten in light of the powerful plot and sub-plots woven into the story. Otherwise, the book is completely clean in language and content.
 
The faith thread consists of prayers spoken during times of crisis and some discussion between the lead characters about their beliefs. 

I received a paperback copy of this book from the publisher the Revell Reads Blogger Program. All of my opinions and thoughts expressed here are solely my own.


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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

~ GOD IS MY HIDING PLACE BLOG TOUR ~

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--  'GOD IS MY HIDING PLACE'  --
AUTHOR CORRIE TEN BOOM
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Author Bio & Giveaway~
 
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God is My Hiding Place JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for God Is My Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

 

God Is My Hiding Place
Title:  God Is My Hiding Place 
Author:  Corrie ten Boom 
Publisher:  Chosen 
Release Date:  October 19, 2021 
Genre:  Devotional, Christian

"If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. But if you look at Christ, you'll be at rest."--Corrie ten Boom

Dutch watchmaker Corrie ten Boom, with her courageous, God-fearing family, sheltered Jews from the Nazis during World War II. This led to her arrest and suffering in prison and concentration camps--as told in her bestselling book The Hiding Place. Her dramatic life story and her more than 40 other books have prepared millions to face their own future with courage--relying on God's love to forgive, overcome, heal and restore. 

Through this 40-day devotional based on Corrie's writings, you will find inspiration to strengthen your faith, re-root your soul in Christ and increase your experience of God's peace. 

Receive the courage and comfort of the Holy Spirit, and remind yourself of what Corrie ten Boom knew and lived: God is your hiding place. 
 
EXCERPT:

Excerpt from God is My Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom provided by Chosen Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Copyright 2021. Used by permission.

"Day 19 - The Beauty of God in His Creation" – p. 92, 192 words

When the worst happens in the life of a child of God, the best remains and the very best is yet to be.

I have seen many people behind closed doors in more than sixty countries. Some were behind the solid rock of hatred. But as they embraced forgiveness for themselves and chose to forgive their enemies, they were set free.

I have learned that forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. I saw this key unlock many bondages, including drugs and alcohol.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983) was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands. After being arrested in 1944 for helping Jews escape the Nazi regime, Corrie spent a year during World War II in prison camps. After the war, she was invited to share her experiences in more than sixty countries and was honored by the state of Israel for her work during the war. Her life story, The Hiding Place, was originally released in 1971. In 1977, she settled in California, where she died in 1983, on her 91st birthday.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a print copy of The Hiding Place and One Word for Today!

God Is My Hiding Place JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight January 11, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on January 18, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

~ MMGM I AM NOT A SOCK & JUNE'S NEW RELEASES ~

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MONDAY CRAFT BOOK FEATURE ~
--  'I AM NOT AN OLD SOCK:  10
AWESOME THINGS TO MAKE WITH SOCKS'  --
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An Announcement About June's 2 New Book
Releases for Children~
 
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ABOUT THE BOOK {from Goodreads}: 

Take your craft projects to a whole new level with this ingenious series that turns recycling into an art form! Turn those extra socks into a snake, owl, dog toy, cat toy, mermaid, juggling balls, vegetable patch, and more. The sock crafts in this book are amazing fun for girls and boys. Each one comes with photographic step-by-step instructions and can be completed within an hour. The picture-book style narrative is full of humor and personality, with gorgeously illustrated scenes that show off your creations in style.

MY REVIEW:  

I love craft books for kids that use recycled, upcycled, and found items. This book fits the bill by utilizing old socks to make some fun projects to use for play, as toys, or as pet toys. This book is designed with kids in mind. It's colorful, witty, and completely engaging.
 
There are 10 projects to make + with spin-offs on 7 of those 10 projects, there are actually 17 projects presented with instructions.
 
Sidebars for each project include: 
 
 -- You Will Need: A supplies list for the project; 
 
 -- Set the Scene: An idea guiding children how to make a diorama or 'scene' for their creature using basic materials such as cardstock, paint, etc.; 
 
-- Did You Know?: A bit of trivia about the creature, i.e. "Octopuses have no bones but they do have 2 hearts and 9 brains!" (page 7); and
 
-- Go Further: How to adapt the project instructions to make a different project, i.e. for the Horse, kids are shown how to make a Zebra. (page 11)
 
There are great stepped-out photos and illustrations along with written captions. My personal favorites in this book were the pet toys children can make for their own pets or possibly for the local animal shelter. There is a braided sock toy for a dog and a braided sock with a ball toy for a dog. For a cat there is a fish cat toy made from a sock. All are very cute and easy to assemble. 
 
Highly-recommended! I borrowed this book from the local public library. 
 
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๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿช ~ My two story collections which were written for children ages 6-10 are now available as e-books in the Kindle Shop. These stories were some of the stories I posted on the Kindle Vella platform from July, 2021, to November, 2021. The stories have now transitioned into these story collections.

๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿช ~ 'Banjo & More Pet Stories' includes 4 pet stories and 'Carter's Cookies & More Family Stories' includes 5 family stories. The stories cover important life lessons such as: Animal care, compassion, loyalty, love, respect, kindness, responsibility, honesty, service, and communication.

๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿช ~ The stories are filled with humor and are a mix of contemporary and historical fiction. All of the stories are completely clean in language and content.

๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿช ~ Free with Kindle Unlimited!

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https://www.amazon.com/June-McCrary-Jacobs/e/B00E7YV522



  
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Find the links to read more great Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday posts from middle-grade authors and bloggers at Greg Pattridge's 'Always in the Middle' Blog.
 

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