Tuesday, June 30, 2020

~ BLOG TOUR NEVER AN AMISH BRIDE ~

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--  'NEVER AN AMISH BRIDE'  --
AUTHOR OPHELIA LONDON
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight,
Excerpt, Author Bio & Giveaway~

Never An Amish Bride Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Never an Amish Bride by Ophelia London, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

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ABOUT THE BOOK


Never An Amish Bride by Ophelia London TitleNever an Amish Bride
Series:  Honey Brook #1
Author:  Ophelia London
Publisher:  Entangled: Amara
Release Date:  June 30, 2020
Genre:  Contemporary Amish Romance

Welcome to charming Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, where bestselling author Ophelia London will bring you on a moving and unforgettable journey through faith, forgiveness, and ultimately love.

Everything changed for Esther Miller with the death of her beloved fiancรฉ, Jacob. Even years later, she still struggles with her faith and purpose in the small, tight-knit Amish village of Honey Brook—especially now that her younger sister is getting married. All she wants is to trust in the Lord to help her find peace...but peace is the last thing she gets when Lucas, Jacob’s wayward older brother, returns to town.

Lucas Brenneman has been harboring a secret for years—the real reason he never returned from Rumspringa and the truth behind his brother Jacob’s death. Honey Brook still calls to him, but he knows his occupation as a physician’s assistant must take precedence. With sweet and beautiful Esther he finds a comfort he’s never known, and he feels like anything is possible...even forgiveness. But she was Jacob’s bride-to-be first. And if she knew the truth, would she ever truly open her heart to him?

USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London brings a sweet, heartfelt, and surprisingly funny take to the popular Amish romance cannon.
 
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EXCERPT:

“You’re beautiful.”

Lucas’s words made her look at him. Tenderness filled his light brown eyes. He tipped his head to the side as if examining her from a new angle. Esther felt a silly, romantic flutter in her tummy as his gaze seemed to slide over her.

“And you’re stubborn and kind,” he continued.

“Lucas,” she said, knowing her throat, cheeks, and ears were probably bright red. “You’ve made me feel good about myself again, about other people, and maybe about the whole world in general. I’m happier now, more at peace, and I like myself better these days.”

Hearing his words spoken with such boldness should’ve made Esther shy and embarrassed, but somehow, she felt more connected to the earth, anchored to her beliefs in a celestial power, attached to the man sitting across from her.

“And now,” Lucas continued, “I don’t feel nervous about doing this.” Like it was nothing, he scooped up her hand, intertwining their fingers When he gave a gentle squeeze, tiny pinpricks traveled up and down Esther’s neck, his nearness making it harder to breathe quietly.

“Lucas,” she said around the lump in her throat, “you’re so…well, you’re so very…”

Wonderful, she tried to say. And giving and patient and such a good listener. And handsome. And when you look at me like you are right now, I want to…

“You like me, too,” he said, smiling when she couldn’t finish the sentence. “That’s all I need to know now.”

“Jah. I like you.” The understated words made her laugh.

He sighed, then lifted his other hand. Without needing instructions, Esther reached out and took it, butterflies and bluebirds and angels flying circles around her heart.

“We’re supposed to be having a picnic,” he said, pulling back a corner of his mouth into a crooked grin.

“Chicken, cheese, and pickle sandwiches,” Esther replied, wanting to freeze this moment forever. “And freshly baked sticky buns.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
Ophelia London 

USA Today bestselling author Ophelia London was born and raised among the redwood trees in beautiful northern California. Once she was fully educated, she decided to settle in Florida, but her car broke down in Texas, and she’s lived in Dallas ever since. She enjoys cupcakes, treadmills, reruns of Dawson’s Creek and obsessing over her Italian Greyhound, Peanut. Ophelia is the author of NEVER AN AMISH BRIDE, her very first Amish romance! As wells as the Sugar City series, the Perfect Kisses series, the Abby Road series, and other adult, NA and YA sweet romances.

CONNECT WITH OPHELIA: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram  

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TOUR GIVEAWAY
 
(1) winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card!

Never an Amish Bride JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight June 30, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on July 7, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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Monday, June 29, 2020

~ BOOK BLAST -- THE KEEPER OF NERETH ~

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~  BOOK BLAST  ~
--  'THE KEEPER OF NERETH'  --
AUTHOR TJ AMBERSON
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight, Snippet,
Author Bio & Giveaway~
  
 
Series: The Nereth Trilogy 
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Medieval 
Publisher: English Trails Publishing, LLC 
Publication date: May 26, 2020 

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Springtime has returned to Nereth, and a sense of hope continues to spread throughout the land. The people remain industrious and content as their fears of Raelin fade into distant memory. Back at her farm, Edlyn has nearly completed the restoration of her childhood home. When the time comes for her to meet again with the Council of Nereth, Maddock surprises Edlyn by arriving at her farm to accompany her to the capitol. Their happy reunion is cut short, however, by the alarming news that many of Nereth's teenagers have suddenly disappeared. As the council members hurriedly convene in the capitol, they discover that the situation is even worse than they feared: Raelin has returned and is plotting her final attack to regain control of the land. Now Edlyn, Maddock, and their stalwart friends must lead the last fight against Raelin to stop the ghost queen from taking control of Nereth forever. 

SNIPPET:

Edlyn worked down a swallow and forced herself to ask the one question she dreaded most. "Maddock, you do not…I mean, do you suspect the reason for the teenagers' absence is..."


"Because of Raelin?" Maddock removed his hand from her shoulder and set it on the hilt of his dagger. "As I said, we need to leave for the capitol without delay."


A shudder ran down Edlyn's spine. "I will meet you at the end of the lane in thirty minutes."


LINK TO PURCHASE:
AMAZON

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


TJ Amberson hails from the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her husband and nutty cocker spaniel. Her most recent novels include The Kingdom of Nereth, The Council of Nereth, Fusion, and Love at Lakewood Med. When she’s not writing, TJ can probably be found enjoying a hot chocolate, pretending to know how to garden, riding her bike, playing the piano, or surfing the Internet for cheap plane tickets. With a love of writing in multiple genres, TJ Amberson strives to provide well-written, age-appropriate, and original novels for tweens, teens, and new adults. 

CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7535763.T_J_Amberson 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authortjamberson 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tjamberson/ 
Website: https://tjamberson.com/ 

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** GIVEAWAY **



Enter to win a $15 Amazon Gift Card. Giveaway ends on July 7 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time. 

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

~ POETRY FOR CHILDREN PART 2 ~

~ POETRY FOR CHILDREN - PART 2 ~
'WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS' &
'A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC'
WRITTEN & ILLUSTRATED BY SHEL SILVERSTEIN
 



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ABOUT THIS BOOK {from Goodreads}:

This classic poetry collection, which is both outrageously funny and profound, has been the most beloved of Shel Silverstein's poetry books for generations.
 
Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. There you'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.


Shel Silverstein's masterful collection of poems and drawings is one of Parent & Child magazine's 100 Greatest Books for Kids. School Library Journal said, "Silverstein has an excellent sense of rhythm and rhyme and a good ear for alliteration and assonance that make these poems a pleasure to read aloud."


Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. In 1964, Shel's creativity continued to flourish as four more books were published in the same year—Don't Bump the Glump!, A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, and the beloved classic The Giving Tree. Later he continued to build his remarkable body of work with Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and Runny Babbit.

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ABOUT THIS BOOK {from Goodreads}:
Last night while I lay thinking here
Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear
And pranced and partied all night long
And sang their same old Whatif song:

Whatif I flunk that test?
Whatif green hair grows on my chest?
Whatif nobody likes me?
Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?...


Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.

From the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends and Falling Up, here is another wondrous book of poems and drawings.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

FROM GOODREADS:

Shel Silverstein was the author-artist of many beloved books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated songwriter.


Find more at his website:  http://www.shelsilverstein.com/


Obituary from Publisher's Weekly: 
https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/print/19990517/19696-shel-silverstein-1932-1999.html

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RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS & PARENTS IN WAYS TO USE SHEL SILVERSTEIN'S POETRY & BOOKS FOR LEARNING & ENJOYMENT:










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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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Find the links to more great 'It's Monday! What Are You Reading?' (#IMWAYR) posts for children's and Young Adult books over at the Unleashing Readers website.
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~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE WHERE HE LEADS ~

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