Better Than Fiction: The Power of Her Imagination

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It’s #ChristianBooktober, Day 16! Today’s Spotlight: Better Than Fiction by April W. Gardner &  Michelle Massaro. This book looks like it covers some difficult territory, but with Grace and Humor. When you crave your spouse’s attention but get crumbs, what do you do? Meghan here has a few ideas… Will she realize that real life can be better than fiction before it’s too late? I hope so!  About Better Than Fiction Book: Better than Fiction Author: April W. Gardner &  Michelle Massaro Genre: Historical Fiction/Contemporary Fiction Release Date: April 4, 2016 Imagining him was harmless…until it wasn’t. Romance novelist Meghan Townsend’s marriage is slipping, … Read More

Do You Describe Your Faith When Seeking a Spouse?

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Describe your faith: (anyone know where I can get a blinking word prompt for this spot??) I was challenged by the Personal profiles in this week’s Celebrate Lit book tour. Taking out the purely romantic/matchmaking questions, <which are incredibly valuable in their own right> the profile asks some really good questions. Questions like “Describe your faith” or “what is your biggest fault?” I want to dig into that with you guys. But first, the book:   ? Please note that this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I may make a small commission if you purchase something through one … Read More

An Emotional Baggage Check: Laugh, Love, and Look in the Mirror

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Emotional baggage check: Baggage is everywhere, and yet we’re often surprised by the effects of it.   It gets packed by us, and by others. We carry it around and as miserable as it makes us, it’s reassuring because it is familiar.   Then sometimes our baggage gets a little bit too full and heavy, so it explodes on those around us.   Making sure that we go see the Baggage Handler* with all types of emotional baggage is the best way to deal with our baggage.     ? Please note that this post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  If … Read More

Behind The Scenes in her House of Dreams

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Open book, L. M. Montgomery Biography

House of Dreams. Anne Shirley had one. It was safe, happy, filled with love and laughter, heartache, Jesus and joy. I have spent a lot of time with her there in her House of Dreams. The Anne of Green Gables series has been one of my all-time favorites since I was 8, I believe. It has never failed to shock me when I meet someone who has never read them. (But it’s becoming more and more common that people have no idea what I am talking about here!) We all have a House of Dreams, real or imagined. Maud’s imagination … Read More

Christmas Embers: Family Relationships Tested to the Max

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Christmas Embers

Name of book: Christmas Embers Author: Chautona Havig Genre: Contemporary Christmas Release Date: November 25, 2016 It’s a truth universally unacknowledged that sin will hunt you down and advertise its presence the moment you try to hide it. Emily Byrne sits in her daughter’s classroom listening to the deepest wishes of twenty kindergarteners as she sketches them. But when little Joey Cordell breaks down, weeping and insisting the only thing he wants to find is his father, she isn’t sure where her Christmas project will take her. Davia Cordell came to Rockland for one purpose–find her son’s father before she dies. An ex-prostitute, she’s … Read More