Tuesday, June 29, 2021



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A Bible Study Journal for Women JustRead Takeover Tour

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for A Bible Study Journal for Women by Barbour staff, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!




A Bible Study Journal for Women
Title:  A Bible Study Journal for Women 
Author:  Barbour staff 
Publisher:  Barbour 
Release Date:  June 1, 2021 
Genre:  Christian, devotional, journal 

You want more from your time alone with scripture. . . 
A Bible Study Journal for Women provides helpful instruction and ample space for you to jot down your reflections. 
Based on the million-copy bestseller How to Study the Bible, this journal describes the types, tools, and techniques of exploring God’s Word. And it allows you to share your thoughts and feelings along the way, creating a treasured record of your own walk with God. 

A Bible Study Journal for Women is presented in a beautiful package featuring:
• a flexible textured binding 
• two-color interior printing 
• stained page edges 
• a ribbon marker 

Here are everyday Bible helps for everyday spiritual growth.

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Barbour Publishing is a leading Christian book publisher offering bestselling books featuring exceptional value, biblical encouragement, and the highest quality. Barbour is the home of New York Times Bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter along with well-known fiction authors Gilbert Morris, Olivia Newport, Michelle Griep, and many others. If your interest is Christian Living or Bible Reference, you’ll find excellent titles by bestselling authors Josh McDowell, Jonathan McKee, Debora Coty, and Stephen M. Miller’s The Complete Guide to the Bible. Barbour also publishes the top classic devotionals God Calling by A.J. Russell, and Come Away My Beloved by Frances J. Roberts. With inspirational Christian books available in all genres--fiction for adults and children, Bible Promise books, devotionals, Bibles, Bible reference, puzzle books, and gift books there's something for everyone to enjoy.

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Sunday, June 27, 2021



ABOUT THE BOOK {from Amazon}:

Food is a fun way to celebrate diversity, and in her new kids’ cookbook, best-selling author Deanna F. Cook leads young chefs on a tasty tour of global cultures and cuisines. Kids gain practical kitchen skills through preparing breakfasts, drinks, snacks, dinners, and desserts from around the world. Alongside recipes for foods such as Irish soda bread, ANZAC biscuits, ramen noodle soup, and mango lassi, step-by-step photography and profiles feature children from a wide range of backgrounds honoring their heritage and preparing dishes that reflect their unique food traditions. A pop-out food passport, world language flash cards, and flag stickers provide additional fun on their global food journey, while infographics encourage taste-test explorations of fruits, drinks, breads, vegetables, and ice creams from around the world. Kids will be inspired to expand their palates as they cook, discovering new flavors while developing pride and appreciation for the foods they’ve grown up with.

Also available in the Cooking Class series: Cooking Class and Baking Class.

This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR {from Amazon}:

Deanna F. Cook has written dozens of award-winning children's cookbooks for kids, including Baking Class, Cooking Class, and Cooking Class Global Feast! She has been the creative development director at FamilyFun and an editor at Scholastic and Disney and is currently a children's book and cookbook acquisitions editor at Storey Publishing. She lives in western Massachusetts and is online at deannafcook.com. 



This is a colorful, educational, engaging book--but more importantly, it's a fun way to teach children how to enjoy cooking.
The author has done a phenomenal job of organizing this book into Lessons, Chapters, and Recipes. The lessons at the beginning of the book in Chapter 1 include kitchen rules, kitchen tools, global ingredients, kitchen prep work, kitchen safety tips, and lots of other valuable information.
The remaining five chapters include recipes for Breakfast, Snacks & Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert. One thing I liked about the way the recipes are listed in the Table of Contents is that they feature the country flag and country name of the place of origin along with the recipe name. 
The recipes each include a photo and brief bio of the child who is shown making the recipe in the stepped-out project photos, a styled photo of the finished food dish, and some other interesting facts relating to spices, cultural tidbits (please pardon the pun ๐Ÿ˜„), and sections with photos of interesting fruits and veggies from around the world.
Fun facts I learned in this book:
  •    On page 73 there's a cute sidebar entitled, 'Want Fries With That?'. It shows photos of some French fries with three different condiments. It was fun to learn that in Germany and Belgium they eat fries with mayonnaise. I already knew that in the US people, like me, eat fries with ketchup. Did you know that in Canada and England they use vinegar and salt with their fries?
  •    One of the tips the author shares is one I am definitely going to use the next time I do any baking! She suggests the use of a pizza cutter (or pizza wheel as we call it in our house) to cut pastry dough instead of using a knife.
  •    As a longtime Girl Scout, I enjoyed being reminded that the first published recipe for 'Some Mores' was in the 1927 Girl Scouts handbook. ๐Ÿ˜‹
I began my journey as a young cook when I was 10 or 11 years old, and I have never stopped enjoying cooking and baking. I used to follow the recipes in my Betty Crocker cookbook for children, now I create my own healthy recipes in my own kitchen. And, yes, I'm still having fun!
Highly-recommended for families, youth group/day camp/church group/scout group leaders, librarians, classroom teachers, and anyone who wants to learn to cook from the 'bowl' up. 
I borrowed this book from the Children's Collection at our local public library.

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Thursday, June 24, 2021


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Framed and Frosted (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series) by Kim Davis



About Framed and Frosted


Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series  
Publisher: Cinnamon & Sugar Press (June 22, 2021)  
Number of Pages: 323 Digital ASIN: B092W8TKCC


Framed and Frosted, the third book in the Cupcake Catering Mystery series, finds cupcake caterer, Emory Martinez, working at a Laguna Beach society Fourth of July soiree, with her sister and their new employee, Sal. With a host that seems intent on accosting both catering employees and guests alike, things go from bad to worse when he accuses Sal of murdering his long-dead son.

As the crescendo of exploding fireworks overhead becomes the backdrop for cupcakes and champagne, a deadly murder occurs. Can Sal and Emory explain why the cupcake the host ate, after shoving a trayful of buttercream frosted cupcakes onto Sal, resulted in his death? Or will the guests and detective alike believe that Sal is a murderer? Emory and her octogenarian employer, Tillie, whip into action to find out who framed Sal after being frosted by the victim.

Includes recipes!


About Kim Davis

Kim Davis lives in Southern California with her husband. When she's not spending time with her granddaughters she can be found either writing stories or working on her blog, Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder or in the kitchen baking up yummy treats. She has published the suspense novel, A GAME OF DECEIT, and cozy mystery, SPRINKLES OF SUSPICION and CAKE POPPED OFF. She also has had several children’s articles published in Cricket, Nature Friend, Skipping Stones, and the Seed of Truth magazines. Kim Davis is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2021


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Bridge of Gold Title: Bridge of Gold
Author: Kimberley Woodhouse
Series: Doors to the Past
Publisher: Barbour
Release Date: June 1, 2021
Genre: Christian, Split Time romance 

Repairs on the Golden Gate Bridge Uncover a Century-Old Murder 

Underwater archaeologist Kayla Richardson is called to the Golden Gate Bridge where repairs to one of the towers uncovers two human remains from the late 1800s and the 1930s. The head of the bridge restoration is Steven Michaels, who dives with Kayla, and a friendship develops between them. But as the investigation heats up and gold is found that dates back to the gold rush, more complications come into play that threaten them both. Could clues leading to a Gold Rush era mystery that was first discovered during the building of the bridge still ignite an obsession worth killing for? 

Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure. 

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Kimberley Woodhouse

Bestselling author Kimberley Woodhouse has more than twenty books published. She is an avid reader, lover of history, and passionate about music and Bible study.

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Monday, June 21, 2021



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Raiders Of The Campsite (A Southwest Exposure Mystery) by Jodi Linton


About Raiders of the Campsite


Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series  
Independently Published (May 13, 2021)  
Print length: ~200 pages Digital ASIN: B08D2P3SB6 


Welcome to Bushwhack, New Mexico: home to tourists, the great outdoors, and murder...

Camping for spring break should be a piece of cake for outdoor guide Andie Sullivan. She has her best friend and the sheriff tagging along as chaperones for the Wilderness Explorers. It should be all S’mores and ghost stories…but then Vivian is attacked and they discover a corpse.

Dang. The campsite went up in smoke.

With everything at stake, Andie must find answers about the attack—she has to dig deep into a community she’s called home since birth by asking all the right questions, sometimes at not the right time. As she tracks down clues to a suspect, Andie stumbles on a secretive treasure hunting group in Bushwhack. But one wrong move and Andie could become her own buried treasure.



She brought them both to a stop outside the hospital room. She pushed the wheelchair against the wall and crouched down in front of Zac. “Just want to check in on Vivian. I sort of called her when you were being loaded into the ambulance and screamed her husband was a crazy, dangerous fool into the phone.”

Zac briefly closed his eyes and inhaled sharply before snapping them open again. He said, “The shooting is under investigation. You can’t talk details with her.”

She squeezed his hand. “I know. But I know Vivian, and I know she’s worried. About you. About her husband.”

“She should be.”

“The meds are making you grouchy.” She started to stand, though a strong hand caught her forearm, stalling her exit. She looked at Zac, his pained face, and then she felt the heat from his hand on her flesh. “Mum’s the word on shooting details.”

He frowned. “I’m grouchy because Walter shot me, and he placed you in danger. Practically put a target on your back. You do realize he told you things that could get him in trouble with the person or persons pulling his strings.”

“But he didn’t hurt me.”

“He must not like me more,” Zac said. “But seriously I’m worried he might come after you. I’m not okay with that. Not one bit.”

She patted his knee on her way to a stand. “Okay. You can stay here in the wheelchair and worry all you want. I’ll be right back.”

“You’re not going to listen to me. Got it.” Zac laughed, then winced from the pain. “Fine. I’ll listen to you. But if I’m not in this exact spot when you return, I’m over there talking to the cute nurses.”

“I thought you were a reformed bachelor. You gave up Tinder.”

“Talking doesn’t mean I’m swiping right.”

“You’re incorrigible.”

“It makes me charming,” he said.

She shook her head. “Go get you a snack. It’ll help your blood pressure.”

He smiled. “You’re the boss.”


About Jodi Linton

Jodi Linton is an author of several romance novels and cozy mysteries. She pens funny, romantic, whodunnits during her days in between being a carpool mom. She lives in Texas with her husband, with whom she runs the family day business and two kids. When she isn’t writing her next page turner, she likes to delve into her hobby of finding all the cool, new makeup products to buy.

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