We’re big Cheerios fans at our house! The classic Honey Nut Cheerios was Amber’s first “finger food” and hubby and Amber both eat Multi-Grain Cheerios all the time. So when I heard about the new Cinnamon Burst Cheerios I knew that it would be right […]
Month: November 2010
Enter the Contest: Nightingale is about letters, the power of written correspondence to convey thoughts and emotions to those far away. And sometimes near. Letters are forever, they are something we savor and pull out to read again and again. They are often cherished and kept in a special place.
To celebrate the release of Nightingale, Susan would like you to write a letter. One grand prize winner will receive a Flip HD Camcorder. 5 runner’s up winners will win a signed copy of Nightingale. There are two ways to enter the contest by writing letters.
1. Write a letter to a soldier. At the end of the contest we’ll print out and mail your letter for you.
2. Write a letter to a friend, loved one, family member, enemy. Tell them something you wished you’d told them before. Tell them you love them, or maybe how they touched your life. Perhaps an apology is in order or a thank you. Or perhaps you’d like to relate a funny tale or just share life. Whatever it is, submit it here along with your email address and we’ll send it for you.
If I had to use one word to describe Nightingale it would be interesting. In some it came across as very clique and in others it was extremely unique. I found the plot to be predictable and expected (it was very, very similar to the last book I read & reviewed so I’m sure reading them back-to-back didn’t help). The things I found unique, however, was how Susan took real life problems and issues that Christian novels tend to ignore or gloss over and make them a focal point of her novel. Although I might not agree with some of the choices that the characters ended up making I do give her kudos for writing a story which reflects the fallen nature of this world and that even though sin does have consequences God can work it all together for good in the end and is a God of forgiveness. I also love stories which portray the “opposite” side of a story and show that good people, even Christians, get caught up on both sides of war-even the “wrong” side and Susan did a wonderful job of working this into her story as well.
These days it’s hard to find much on TV that is family friendly. Even so called “family” channels are full of programs that I won’t watch–let alone let my kids see! Thankfully many families feel the same way and to help fill the void of prime time TV NBC is bringing back Family Movie Night. Be sure to tune in next Friday, Dec 3, 2010 – 7pm CST to watch A Walk in My Shoes. It looks really good and I’m looking forward to seeing it!
“I’m an independent girl. No moon is in my life. He’d only follow me around..beg me to be his wife.” ~ Venus The entire Planetary Personalities book is filled with adorable, funny, and clever phrases like the one above about the all planets . I love […]
Shutterfly has got you covered! Although I’ve never used Shutterfly to get holiday cards before, I have purchased from them. Last year I got my dad a small soft covered photo book of our wonderful dog Billy as a memorial to his very favorite pet. […]