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While you are there, I posted a book review over the weekend....
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A Grand Design A getaway on a charming island may be just what Alyssa needs—if only she can let go of her past.
When Alyssa Denham, a single career woman, wins a fun getaway for two
on Mackinac Island where her grandmother lives, she gives her carefree
best friend a call. Together, they tour the old shops and hidden
treasures of the quaint island while helping Alyssa’s grandmother piece
together an heirloom quilt. Their quest gains them entrance into the
homes of many longtime residents of the island, parts of the city that
are otherwise off limits to tourists.
As the quilt’s story takes shape, Alyssa gains amazing insight into
her grandmother’s life . . . and attracts the attention of the handsome
Scott Whitman, an island resident in charge of hotel transportation.
Will memories of her past keep Alyssa from letting go? Or will the quest
to piece together the heirloom quilt restore Alyssa’s fractured
heart—and bring healing to her entire family?
Amber Stockton isn't a new author to me. Her book A Grand Design is just another of her excellent books. She's a wonderful Christian author. It is so nice to have Christian books that you can get lost in and forget about the worries of the day for awhile. A Grand Design is a wonderfully sweet romance and a nice addition to the Quilts of Love series. The Quilts of Love series books are wonderful stand alone books with a quilt as a center theme and written by various authors.
Amber Stockton is an award‑winning author, a national
speaker, and a direct‑sales brand partner with Nerium International. She
lives with her husband and fellow author, Stuart Vaughn Stockton, in
Colorado. They have a daughter and a son, and an Aussie/retriever mix
named Roxie. Three of her novels have won annual reader’s choice awards.
Find out why readers love her by visiting her website
Don’t miss this month’s Quilts of Love book, A Grand Design by Amber Stockton. Who hasn't struggled to let painful memories go and move into God's healing? You’ll be sure to love this heartfelt and encouraging tale set on historic Mackinac Island. Celebrate August’s release by entering to win a Kindle from Quilts of Love and RSVPing for the "Fall into Fall" Facebook author chat party.
One winner will receive:
A Kindle HDX
A Grand Design by Amber Stockton
Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 16th. Winner will be announced on the Quilts of Love blog. Plus make sure you RSVP to the October 7th author chat party with Amber Stockton and Robin Caroll for an evening of book chat, quilting tips and tricks, prizes, and more!
RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on October 7th!
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Sheila is in hospital – and she hates the hospital food.
The monkeys decide that something simply has to be done…
When their first attempt at delivering bananas to Sheila is
thwarted the monkeys decide to form The Banana Bunch, a secret society
dedicated to the delivery of delicious, health-giving bananas to Sheila and all
the other unwell people at the hospital. Banana delivery proves, however, a
little trickier than they had expected…
Dawn Carroll was born in London, to a family who loved to
read – and who also moved house with great regularity. One of the first tasks
on arrival at each new home would be to find the nearest lending library, with
the result that Dawn grew up with a great love of books. Encouraged by family
and teachers, Dawn also started to write short stories.
In adulthood, Dawn’s busy life as a hospital doctor left
little time for leisure writing. Indeed, The Banana Bunch stories would
probably never have been written had Dawn not, one fateful day, discovered that
falling from even a very small tightrope can have devastating consequences… but
that’s another story!
Unable to return to her chosen profession, things seemed
very black for a while. And then The Banana Bunch monkeys bounced into Dawn’s
Since then the monkeys (and Dawn) have been having a great
time – telling the stories of their adventures in print and online, and also traveling far and wide to source new story ideas and to meet new friends. Find
out more about Dawn and the Banana Bunch at here.
If you love the antics of monkeys then you'll love reading The Banana Bunch. It's a crazy, fun and hilarious bunch of monkeys. The Banana Bunch is a tight family line that sticks together through thick and thin, good and bad. They are there for each other. Encouraging each other and helping out where they are needed, and not needed. ;P It's a fun society and you'll chuckle with every stunt they pull as you turn the pages of this book.
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." -C.S. Lewis