Lessons on Love Blog Tour

Hi, Linda! Thank you so much for having me on your blog! I am so excited to share my brand new novella with your readers. It is part of the Lessons on Love schoolteacher historical romance collection by Barbour which just released this week Oct 1.

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I had a lot of fun researching for my novella “Something Old, Something New” to recreate an early 19th century New York village along the Hudson River within a day’s travel to New York City. Westchester County is a large and wealthy county which earned that distinction early in its history. By 1840 the Erie Canal had been operational for several years, only increasing commerce up the Hudson to the waterway that would link east to west. The land was rich in timber and natural resources. Its natural sylvan beauty inspired an art movement—the Hudson River School of Art, and the American literary classics of novelist Washington Irving.

Into this setting, I dropped a culture of Old Dutch Reform catechism, and a thriving community of Jewish scholars, artisans, and professionals. These diverse backgrounds provide chemistry aplenty between the hero and heroine. Joshua Blake is the nephew of the town mayor, and though he comes from the traditions of the hardworking and practical Dutch, he brings the influence of New York revivalist Charles Finney, his mentor. Joshua represents the new, bringing fresh thought, fresh ambitions and fresh energy to a village set in its ways. Golda Jacobs represents something old, the traditions of her family, her scholarly upbringing, and the Torah.

The story opens up as Golda mourns the loss of her father, the beloved community schoolmaster, on a prescribed day of mourning which happens to coincide with a high Jewish Holy Day, Yom Kippur. Prior to this, the Jewish calendar begins the New Year on Rosh Hashana and the time between the two is known as the Ten Days of Awe, a time of introspection and self-evaluation in preparation for The Day of Atonement. It is ten days wherein a believer can repent and change their destiny for the new year, but on Yom Kippur, the books are closed and one’s fate is sealed.

It is on this fateful day that Golda meets Joshua, and their course is set—their academic course, as well as their destiny. The mayor wants his nephew to teach, but Golda isn’t ready to relinquish her father’s desk and curriculum. Sparks will fly, igniting a fire that will reach the whole community. Can love, cooperation, and common ground allow new and old to coincide and even thrive?

Lessons on Love

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Four schoolteachers find more than they bargained for in their contracts. Class is in session on the four R’s: reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmatic, and romance!

Something Old, Something New  by Kathleen L. Maher
New York, 1840
Her father’s sudden death makes Gilda Jacobs the new schoolmaster, but to teach Christian curriculum she partners with fire-and-brimstone revivalist Joshua Blake, who learns a lesson in love.

Love in Any Language  by Susanne Dietze
Kansas, 1870
Mary Clarence teaches English to the children of Swedish immigrants, but when her favorite students’ widowed father, Kristofer Nilsson, is accused of robbery, she’s determined to clear his name.

In Desperate Straits  by Carrie Fancett Pagels
Mackinac Island, Michigan, 1894
Desperate for work, Margaret Hadley dresses as a young man to secure a dray driver’s position. When soldiers at the fort threaten her, Mackinac Island’s newest teacher, Jesse Huntington, intervenes.

A Song in the Night  by Rita Gerlach
Virginia, 1904
Karin Wiles longs to share the uplifting power of music with children. But when she seeks to improve a poorly run school and include orphans, Nathaniel Archer delivers harsh words of opposition from the school board.

Contest: I am offering a signed print copy of Lessons on Love to one lucky commenter. To enter, answer this question. Do you believe in divine appointments in life, days or seasons that shape your destiny? Have you experienced one?

For extra entries, share this post on your social media: FB, Twitter, Pinterest, or (the cover of the book) on Instagram, etc. Be creative! The more shares, the more entries. ***US only***

( Please come back and leave comments as to where you shared on your socials )

Thank you for having me as your guest on this lovely blog, Linda.  I look forward to interacting with your readers!

 

Drumroll please… Random.org has helped me select the winner for a signed copy of lessons on love. And the winner is… Number five, Vivian Furbay! Congratulations Vivian. I will be contacting you for your snail mail address.

Thank you so much to everyone, especially to Linda for being such a lovely host. I have enjoyed reading all of your responses

There will be several more stops on the blog hop, including
Blog stop #2
Connie Carpenter’s blog
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Blog stop #3 Lori Parrish’s blog
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And a Rafflecopter
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This has been fun. Thanks, and hope to see y’all at the other entries

 


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Join this giveaway to win a wonderful cookbook called From the Farmhouse Kitchen by Dawn Stoltzfus and Carol Falb and some pampered chef things !!!

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21 Days Of Grace by Various Authors

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About the Book

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Book: 21 Days of Grace

Author: Compiled by Kathy Ide

Genre: Devotional

Release Date: March 24, 2015

Love fiction? Looking for a devotional? Check out 21 DAYS OF GRACE, book one in the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series (published by BroadStreet Publishing Group). Fictional stories followed by brief life applications written by best-selling Christian novelists and debut authors, including Angela Hunt, Cindy Woodsmall, and Deborah Raney. Great for individual or group study.

My Review

I really enjoyed this devotional !  It is just the right size and time needed to give you a fast read and a really indepth look at life in story form.  I am very fond of many of the authors and have enjoyed their stories in the past.  I think this made it more enjoyable for me.

Each Story made things so real to me and hit home in a real sense.  This is a sweet book and would make a wonderful gift for a book lover, new mom or a friend !  Even for a young lady who is in need of learning some of life’s lessons.

Depending on your reading speed each story might take you 5 to 10 mins and I think that is great for a homeschooling mom like myself or a new wife or mothers who is busy.

I know that you would just love this Devotional !

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About the Author

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Kathy Ide is the author of Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors and the editor/compiler of the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series. She’s a full-time freelance editor and writing mentor, working with Christian authors of all genres at all levels. She teaches at writers’ conferences across the country and is the director of the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference and the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. She’s a co-owner of the Christian Editor Network LLC and founder of the four divisions that comprise the CEN: Christian Editor Connection, The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, PENCON, and The PEN Institute. To find out more about Kathy, visit www.KathyIde.com

Guest Post from Kathy Ide

I’ve always loved Christian fiction, and I’ve seen the power of fiction to touch hearts and change lives, both firsthand and hearing about the experiences of others. But you know, in my quiet times with the Lord, reading a chapter from a novel just doesn’t seem quite appropriate. So a devotional with short fiction stories seemed like a great solution. And you can take these purse-sized devotionals wherever you go, to read when you have a few minutes of down time. It’s a great way to get “inspiration on the go.” And they make fantastic gifts for friends and loved ones.

Blog Stops

March 23: Reading Is My SuperPower

March 23: A Reader’s Brain

March 24: ASC Book Reviews

March 24: autism mom

March 24: It’s Storytime with Van Daniker

March 25: Chas Ray’s Book Nerd Corner

March 25: Inklings and notions

March 26: Blossoms and Blessings

March 26: The Power of Words

March 27: Lighthouse Academy

March 27: Because I said so – and other adventures in parenting

March 28: Moments Dipped in Ink

March 28: A Greater Yes

March 28: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

March 29: Captive Dreams Window

March 29: Donna’s BookShelf

March 29: Southern Chelle

March 30: Pause for Tales

March 30: The Scribbler

March 31: Carpe Diem

March 31: Faithful Acres Body Soul Spirit

April 1: A Baker’s Perspective

April 1: Splashesofjoy

April 2: Christian Bookaholic

April 2: Karen Sue Hadley

April 3: Ashley’s Bookshelf

April 3: Lane Hill House

April 4: Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet

April 4: History, Mystery and Faith

April 5: God is Love

April 5: Reader’s Cozy Corner

April 5: Simple Harvest Reads

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Kathy is giving away:

1st – 4th place winners: A set of all four devotionals in the series.
5th & 6th place winners: An autographed copy of 21 Days of Grace with a novel written by one of the contributing authors!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b2cd

Disclaimer: I received this book via CelebrateLit and the publisher for my honest review and have received no further compensation.  All the opinions in this review are my personal ones and not those of the authors, publisher or CelebrateLit.


The Newcomer by Suzanne Woods Fisher Blog tour ~ Giveaway

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About the Book

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Book: The Newcomer

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Genre: Historical; Amish

Release Date: January 31

In 1737, Anna Konig and her fellow church members stagger off a small wooden ship after ten weeks at sea, eager to start a new life in the vibrant but raw Pennsylvania frontier. On the docks of Port Philadelphia waits bishop Jacob Bauer, founder of the settlement and father to ship carpenter Bairn. It’s a time of new beginnings for the reunited Bauer family, and for Anna and Bairn’s shipboard romance to blossom.

But this perfect moment cannot last. As Bairn grasps the reality of what it means to be Amish in the New World–isolated, rigid with expectations, under the thumb of his domineering father–his enthusiasm evaporates. When a sea captain offers the chance to cross the ocean one more time, Bairn grabs it. Just one more crossing, he promises Anna. But will she wait for him?

When Henrik Newman joins the church just as it makes its way to the frontier, Anna is torn. He seems to be everything Bairn is not–bold, devoted, and delighted to vie for her heart. And the most dramatic difference? He is here; Bairn is not.

Far from the frontier, an unexpected turn of events weaves together the lives of Bairn, Anna, and Henrik. When a secret is revealed, which true love will emerge?

About the Author

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Suzanne Woods Fisher
is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including Anna’s Crossing, The Bishop’s Family series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

Guest Post from Suzanne Woods Fisher

Pennsylvania of 1737, the setting for The Newcomer, is like a foreign country. Parts of it might seem familiar—the same hills and creeks and blue sky, but we’d hardly recognize the settlers. People like Anna, or Bairn, or the mysterious Newcomer. We wouldn’t be able to understand their language, their customs and traditions. Their world was that different from our modern one.

The first group of Amish immigrants (first written about in Anna’s Crossing and followed up in The Newcomer) settled northwest of Philadelphia, then a vast wilderness, and relied on each other for safety, security, building projects, and church. In nearby Germantown, settlers were tradesmen, so they clustered houses together in small knots. The Amish farmers took out land warrants for sizeable properties and lived considerable distances from each other.

In The Newcomer, Anna cooked food in a cauldron over a large hearth. One-pot meals can trace their beginnings to open-hearth cooking when ingredients for a meal went into a large kettle suspended over the fire. Traditional dishes—ham and beans, pork and sauerkraut—used sturdy, available, and simple ingredients that improved with long, slow cooking. The dishes could be easily expanded when the need arose to set a few more places at the table. And it did, often. Large families and unannounced company inspired Amish cooks to find ways to “stretch the stew.”

Noodles (including dumplings and rivvels) could be tossed into a simmering broth to make a meal stretch. Most farms had a flock of chickens, so eggs were easily at hand. Today, homemade noodles are still a favorite dish.

Another “stew stretcher” was cornmeal mush, originally eaten as a bread substitute. Early German settlers who made their home in eastern Pennsylvania roasted the yellow field corn in a bake oven before it was shelled and ground at the mill. The roasting process gave a nutty rich flavor to the cornmeal. Mush is still part of the diet the Old Order Amish—cooked and fried, baked, added into scrapple, smothered in ketchup. Dress it up and you’ve got polenta.

Now here’s one thing we do have in common with 1737 Pennsylvania immigrants…a love of good food and a shortage of time! Here’s one of my favorite one-pot recipes—probably not the kind of stew Anna might have made for ship carpenter Bairn or the mysterious Newcomer (ah, which man one stole her heart?)…but definitely delicious. Enjoy!

Lentil Chili

Here’s one of my favorite “stew stretchers.” You can expand it even more by serving over rice.

Ingredients:

1 onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced
10 c. water
1 lb. dry lentils
1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt (season to your taste)

½ tsp. pepper
2 c. salsa (your favorite variety)
29 oz. canned tomatoes, crushed

Blog Stops

February 7: cherylbbookblog

February 7: Moments Dipped in Ink

February 7: inklings and notions

February 8: Just Commonly

February 8: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS

February 8: Ashley’s Bookshelf

February 9: A Reader’s Brain

February 9: Genesis 5020

February 9: A Simple Life, really?!

February 10: Lane Hill House

February 10: Blogging With Carol

February 10: Eat, Read, Teach, Blog

February 11: Quiet Quilter

February 11: Daysong Reflections

February 11: Southern Gal Loves to Read

February 12: Christian Bookaholic

February 12: Jeanette’s Thoughts

February 12: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations

February 13: Karen Sue Hadley

February 13: Just the Write Escape

February 14: Rhonda’s Doings

February 14: Bigreadersite

February 14: Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses

February 15: Blossoms and Blessings

February 15: Connie’s History Classroom

February 16: Bibliophile Reviews

February 16: Book by Book

February 17: Pause for Tales

February 17: A Holland Reads

February 18: A Greater Yes

February 18: The Power of Words

February 19: Lighthouse Academy

February 19: A Baker’s Perspective

February 20: By The Book

February 20: Giveaway Lady

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a Kindle! Click below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/b0d1


Unboxing Beauty Finds For Me February 2017 Giveaways!

Giveaway !!! I love this and entered today myself !!!

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I have two prizes for my February Giveaway. I purchased a lot of things in the last few months for this giveaway as well as hoarding deluxe samples!   There will be a first and second prize winner and there is an amazing bonus prize if the winner regrams on Instagram!  Thank you to my readers who support my blog and use my links to provide me with a small commission as this is how I can continue to do these giveaways!  Good luck

This  giveaway is open to both USA and  International Readers (basically anywhere the USPS can ship to)  This Giveaway runs until February 26th,  2017 and some of the activities can be done daily.  The more options you do, the more entries you get!

First Prize

This prize package includes Urban Decay Smokey Palette, along with other goodies.

  • Manyo Factory Ultra Moist Spa Mineral Spa Gel Cream ~…

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Back to School Bundle Free !!!!

Homeschool Giveaways is having their annual Back to School Freebies right now! This is the biggest freebie event they have ever put together. You will get over $230 in FREE curriculum (no purchase necessary.) Click here to get all of this for free now, or scroll for a bit more info first.


Publishers Participating: Master BooksKnowledge QuestBarefoot Ragamuffin CurriculaNot ConsumedIntoxicated on LifeUnit Studies by Amanda BennettWriting with Sharon WatsonGeography MattersOnline Unit StudiesAnalytical Grammar, and Home School Adventure Co.

Check out what you get:

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For more information on each product and to get a FREE copy of your own, click here!

 


Vitamin C Serum Review + Giveaway

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  • About us:
    Dr Song Medical is a medical cosmetic laboratory that originally manufactured products for professionals, doctors, and medical facilities.  The creation of Amazon has allowed manufactures like us, to easily get products directly into the hands of consumers, which allows professional quality products at a reasonable price.  Dr Song Medical products are made in the USA and is FDA compliant and a provider of professional products.
  • Vitamin C Serum:
    Our Vitamin C Serum contains 20% vitamin c, boosted with vitamin e, hyaluronic acid and aloe vera for a smooth velvet finish on the skin that many other vitamin c serums cannot replicate.  Our formula has been refined through rigorous testing from dozens of doctors and professionals within the cosmetic industry and comes with a 365 day money back guarantee.

    Full sized 1 oz bottle. Light, non-greasy formula.

My Review

I liked this Vitamin C Serum, it worked great and helped to even my skin tone and helped my face to have a healthy glow to it.  It is not greasy or harsh at all and if your looking for something like this, give this brand a try.

Linda

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Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times

Rythmical Bible Rhymes

 

Children ages 4-8 will be delighted by these rhyming Bible stories pairing spiritual truths with playful illustrations. Featuring lyrical stories full of lighthearted moments, this colorful collection of Magnificent Tales is perfect for reading out loud. As families read these stories night after night, they will make memories together while learning about the Bible.
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About the Author
 Kelly Pulley works from his middle Tennessee home writing and illustrating children’s picture books, most recently Ten Unusual Features of Lulu McDunn and The Cycling Wangdoos. He is best known for illustrating dozens of books in the Beginner’s Bible series, including The Beginner’s Bible (over 1.25 million copies sold).
Find Kelly online: website, Facebook

My Review

We love Bible as we are christians, but I have to say that Daniel and I loved this book. Its fun and grounded in bible teachings for Little Folks. We had a good time reading it, laughing a lot as Daniel loves hearing the rhymes and it really held his attention.  We loved the illustrations and the colors.  If your looking for a nice gift for you kids, grandkids or someone elses kids, well this is a nice gift. I plan to keep this book around for my grandkids when they come to see me.  I think you will love this book for your children.  It would also make a great addition to a church library or a church nursery or sunday school class.
Linda

Part of the Magnificent Tales series, Treasury of Bible Stories: Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times will delight children ages 4–8 with rhyming Bible stories pairing spiritual truths with playful illustrations.



Enter the Rhythmical Rhymes Kindle Giveaway 9/15 – 10/12.

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle HDX
  • Treasury of Bible Stories by Kelly Pulley

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 12th. Winner will be announced October 13th at Kelly’s blog.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Kelly’s blog on the 13th to see if you won!

I recieved this book from Litfuse, the Author and the publisher for my honest opinion and have received no further compensation for doing so.

LPC Fall Kindle Giveaway ! Win a 7″ Kindle Fire HD

Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC) partnered with The Vessel Project to offer the LPC Fall Kindle Giveaway.

LPC is making it easy to enter this giveaway. You could literally have hundreds of entries. You can enter to win a 7″ Kindle Fire HD loaded with 20 Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas eBooks. Read on to find out how you can enter and win.

 

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Rules

Giveaway begins at 05:01 pm EST on September 14th, 2014 and ends 11:59 pm EST on Friday, September 19th, 2014. Winner will be announced on The Vessel Project on Monday, September 22nd by 6:00 pm EST as well as during the weekend by email from ChristianReaderLPC@gmail.com. By entering you agree to have your name announced if you win on Vessel Project and LPC sites.

 

How to Enter

 

1. LEAVE A COMMENT5 entries – One time only
Vote for your favorite title from the featured title below or the one you would be most interested in winning by commenting the book name on this blog post or tweeting your entry to #LPCTweets. (Blog response is 1 entry, Tweeting is 1 entry)

 

2. SUBSCRIBEsingle entry

  • Visit the LPC site and subscribe to the LPC Newsletter for one entry.

 

3. LIKE & SHAREmultiple entry options

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  • Follow @LPCTweets on Twitter for one entry.
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5. BLOGbonus entry options
Share this giveaway with your readers! Blog about the giveaway and send a link toMeaghan Burnett to receive an additional ten entries.

 

6. BLOG OWNER SPECIAL ENTRIES bonus entry options

  • Sign up to host one of the fall blog tour stops and get 10 bonus points toward the Kindle drawing. There are currently 8 of the featured titles to choose from there. Additional 10 entries for hosting any of the featured title authors on your blog or website. ContactMeaghan Burnett for details.

Giveaway coordinator is Meaghan Burnett of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. For more information or details regarding this publisher giveaway, contact Meaghan directly atChristianReaderLPC@gmail.com. If you love free Christian titles you can sign up to review LPC and other great Christian titles with Meaghan’s reviewers team at http://ow.ly/BaIfb.

 

 

 

 

 

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