September 2013 Posts

Amazon-Only E-Book Deal Alert: Karen Kingsbury’s Let Me Hold You Longer

Let Me Hold You Longer

 

Amazon has chosen Let Me Hold You Longer to be their Kid’s Daily Deal! For today only, you can get Let Me Hold You Longer for your Kindle or Kindle app for just $1.99.

2005 Logos Bookstores Award winner for Best Children’s Book
With lighthearted illustrations and a sweet, reflective tone, best-selling author Karen Kingsbury encourages parents to savor not only their children’s “firsts”—like first steps and first words—but the “lasts” as well. With the tenderness of a mother speaking directly to her child, Karen reminds us not to miss last days of kindergarten and last at bats in Little League amidst the whirlwind of life. Adapted from a poem in Rejoice, mothers and grandmothers everywhere will identify with the tenderhearted reflections in Let Me Hold You Longer.

Visit Amazon.com to get your copy of The Outcast for $1.99. Hurry! This offer ends today.

Last Chance to Enter Great Fiction Goodreads Giveaways!

Afternoon, readers. With October just around the bend, we wanted to remind everyone about some great Goodreads giveaways ending this Monday (September 30).

Don’t miss out on the chance to read these amazing novels FOR FREE.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Tattler's Branch by Jan Watson

Tattler’s Branch

by Jan Watson

Giveaway ends September 30, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Lilly Corbett Still has grown to love her life as the small-town doctor of Skip Rock, a tiny coal community in the Kentucky mountains. Though her husband, Tern, is away for a few months at a mining job, Lilly has her hands full with her patients and her younger sister visiting for the summer.
Lilly turns to her good friend and neighbor, Armina, to help keep things in order—until a mysterious chain of events leaves Armina bedridden and an abandoned baby on her doorstep. Lilly works to uncover the truth, unaware of what a mess she’s found herself in until a break-in at her clinic puts her on high alert. As she struggles between what is right and what is safe, Lilly must discover the strength of her resilient country neighbors, her God, and herself.

Author Jan Watson can be found at her website.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Critical Pursuit by Janice Cantore

Critical Pursuit

by Janice Cantore

Giveaway ends September 30, 2013.

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at Goodreads.

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Critical Pursuit Officer Brinna Caruso has built a reputation at the precinct as the cop to call when a child goes missing. For Brinna, it’s personal because she was once one of them. Brinna and her K-9 search and rescue dog, Hero, will stop at nothing to find a missing child, no matter the stakes. Detective Jack O’Reilly isn’t ready to return to his homicide duties after losing his wife to a drunk driver. He’s on the downside of his career and bent on revenge when he’s assigned as Brinna’s partner. Skeptical of Jack’s motives, Brinna isn’t sure she can rely on her new partner, whose reckless abandon endangers the safety of those around him. But when a man surfaces with an MO similar to the criminal who abducted Brinna twenty years earlier, Brinna and Jack must cast aside previous judgments and combine efforts to catch the kidnapper—and finally allow Brinna the peace stolen from her as a child.

Veteran police officer and author Janice Cantore can be found at her website and on Facebook.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

 

All for a Story by Allison Pittman

 

All for a Story

 

by Allison Pittman

 

Giveaway ends September 30, 2013.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

 

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Monica Bisbaine loves being a modern girl in the Roaring Twenties. Her job writing a gossip column allows her access to all the speakeasies in Washington, DC, where she can dance the night away—and find fodder for her next article. But when the owner of the Capitol Chatter newspaper passes away, Monica wonders what will happen to her job and the lifestyle she loves.
Max Moore may hold the title of editor in chief for evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson’s paper, the Bridal Call, but Aimee calls all the shots. So when Max inherits his great-uncle’s tabloid newspaper, he resigns and heads to DC. Determined to take over the Capitol Chatter, infuse it with his values, and turn it into a respectable paper, Max is soon bumping up against the equally determined Monica Bisbaine.
Under Max’s direction, Monica embarks on her most challenging assignment yet: infiltrating and reporting on the Anti-Flirt Club. Though reluctant at first, as Monica meets and mingles with the young women of the club, she starts to question the innocence of her own lifestyle. And when romance begins to blossom between Max and Monica, she must choose where her loyalties lie: with the young women of the society or the alluring pull of the speakeasy and its inhabitants.

Author Allison Pittman can be found at her website.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate

The Prayer Box

by Lisa Wingate

Giveaway ends September 30, 2013.

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at Goodreads.

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When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola’s rambling Victorian house. Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola’s walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, spanning from Iola’s youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper—the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything for Tandi.

National bestselling novelist Lisa Wingate can be found at her website, on her blog, and on Facebook.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

 

Every Waking Moment by Chris Fabry

 

Every Waking Moment

 

by Chris Fabry

 

Giveaway ends September 30, 2013.

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Treha Langsam is a mysterious young woman who has fallen through the cracks, much like many of the elderly people she works with at Desert Gardens Retirement Home. But Miriam Howard, director of the facility, sees her gift and her untapped potential. Treha is a whisperer of sorts, calling those who have slipped into dementia back to a life of vibrant, if only temporary, clarity.
When Treha’s and Miriam’s lives intertwine with a documentary team looking for stories of the elderly, Treha’s gift is uncovered, and the search begins for answers to the mysteries of her past. As their paths converge, each person is forced to face the same difficult question: What if this is as good as my life gets?
An uplifting, human tale of an ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift.

Award-winning author and radio personality, Chris Fabry can be found at his website and on Facebook.

Goodreads is a blooming community of librarians, readers, and authors who enjoy engaging in conversations about their love of books. A few Tyndale authors to look for on Goodreads:

Wil Mara (author of the John F. Kennedy thriller Frame 232)

Tracy Groot (author of Flame of Resistance and other beautiful historical retellings of biblical stories)

Cindy Thomson (avid genealogy researcher and author of Grace’s Pictures)

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Good luck, readers! Thanks for stopping by the blog. Have a great weekend!

Tyndale Fiction- What’s Happening Wednesday? Cozy Up to Fall Edition

Afternoon, readers! Here at Tyndale, we’re watching the colors of the leaves change and adding scarves and jackets to our daily attire, and thinking comforting thoughts. Oftentimes when change is around us, it is instinctual to reach for something familiar. And there is something soothing about a classic novel or favorite film, a well-worn book cover or a nearly memorized movie script that carries with it memories of past times. Below, hear from the Tyndale fiction gals on what comforting book, movie, and drink they’ll be cozying up with as we find ourselves thrust out of summer and spiraling headfirst into the fall season. Share your comfort book, movie, and drink below!

KAREN
Karen

I would curl up and read:

Wings of Glass by Gina Holmes

“I hate to wish bad things on you, Son, but I hope you get the privilege someday of having no one to lean on but God. It changes a person. It sure changed me.”

I would snuggle under a blanket and watch:

Hope Floats . . . Love, just love Bernice
“I just don’t want to be known as Bernice Matisse!”

I would warm up and drink:

Peppermint tea

JAN
Jan

I would curl up and read:

Heart of the Country by Rene Gutteridge

“Not until I was driving to North Carolina, in the quietness of the car, did my soul do more than just glance upward. It stared, hard, into the still, silent vastness where we all hope God dwells.”

I would snuggle under a blanket and watch:

The film on which the book is based, Heart of the Country, starring country music star Jana Kramer.

Will a marriage survive betrayal when there is nowhere to run but home?

I would warm up and drink:

Hot chai tea

STEPHANIE
Stephanie
I would curl up and read:

Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta

“Inwardly, a rush of emotions threatened to unmake me, like a brook gurgling to be free beneath its sheet of winter ice.”

I would snuggle under a blanket and watch:

Little Women

“He’s dull as powder, Meg. Can’t you at least marry someone amusing?”

I would warm up and drink:

Good ole hot chocolate with marshmallows

SHAINA
shaina
I would curl up and read:

Take a Chance on Me by Susan May Warren (first in the Christiansen Family series)

“It’s an awe-filled, wonderful, terrifying act to have a child, for you suddenly wear your heart on the outside of your body. You risk a little more each day as he wanders from your arms into the world.”

I would snuggle under a blanket and watch:

Singin’ in the Rain

Lina: Oh, Donny! You couldn’t kiss me like that and not mean it just a teensy bit!

Don Lockwood: Meet the greatest actor in the world! I’d rather kiss a tarantula.

Lina: You don’t mean that.

Don Lockwood: I don’t—Hey, Joe, get me a tarantula.

I would warm up and drink:

Hazelnut coffee (extra sugar, please)

CHERYL
Cheryl
I would curl up and read:

Frame 232 (a novel about the JFK assassination) by Wil Mara

“The time had come, she decided, to rid herself of this burden, to take the steps necessary to put the matter to rest once and for all. And the first step, she knew—against every instinct and desire—was to watch that film.”

I would snuggle under a blanket and watch:

Dan in Real Life

“You are a murderer of love!”

I would warm up and drink:

Pumpkin spice latte

JULIE
Julie
I would curl up and read:

Tattler’s Branch by Jan Watson

“Lilly knew well the snare of being a caregiver. . . . The study of disease, its causes and cures, was her first love, but duty had called, and she came to Skip Rock and then couldn’t leave.”

I would snuggle under a blanket and watch:

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

“You know, the root of the word Miller is a Greek word. Miller come from the Greek word milo, which is mean apple, so there you go. As many of you know, our name, Portokalos, is come from the Greek word portokali, which mean orange. So, okay? Here tonight, we have, ah, apple and orange. We all different, but in the end, we all fruit.”

I would warm up and drink:

Hot chocolate with marshmallows!

 

What about you? What book do you gravitate toward as the long days of summer sun dwindle and the wind picks up? Share your go-to book, movie, and drink in the comments!

 

Fiction Giveaway: Tattlers Branch by Jan Watson

Jan Watson’s newest novel, Tattlers Branch, just released this month, and we’re excited to share this wonderful work with you.

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Description from Tyndale.com:
Lilly Corbett Still has grown to love her life as the small-town doctor of Skip Rock, a tiny coal community in the Kentucky mountains. Though her husband, Tern, is away for a few months at a mining job, Lilly has her hands full with her patients and her younger sister visiting for the summer.

Lilly turns to her good friend and neighbor, Armina, to help keep things in order—until a mysterious chain of events leaves Armina bedridden and an abandoned baby on her doorstep. Lilly works to uncover the truth, unaware of what a mess she’s found herself in until a break-in at her clinic puts her on high alert. As she struggles between what is right and what is safe, Lilly must discover the strength of her resilient country neighbors, her God, and herself.

To learn more about Jan, you can visit her website.

Wait! There’s more!

Enter to win a copy of Tattler’s Branch by helping us share about the book with your friends!

To enter fill out the form below, or share this blog post and leave a comment to enter to win one of 5 copies. We’ll pick the winners randomly on 10/2.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Think 4:8 (iPad Mini and 10 book giveaway!)

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8 NLT

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The best-selling author of The 4:8 Principle and 40 Days to a Joy-filled Life returns with a special edition for teens. In just 40 days, teens can change their minds and their attitudes. Tommy Newberry, together with writer Lyn Smith, takes teens from thinking negatively to thinking positively, which will change their entire outlook on life. Not only will this devotional make teens think more positively and have a better attitude, this devotional also points teens to Scripture and helps them understand more about God. The devotions not only help teens understand how their thought life determines their perspective, but they also help them focus their minds on godly truths so they can live out their faith.


This book is the perfect way for teens to get a new attitude and start living a fulfilling, joy-filled life in just 40 days.

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Today and for the next three weeks you can enter to win a brand new iPad Mini, we’re also giving away 10 copies of all three of our Tommy New Berry books to ten lucky winners! Just fill out the form below (use the sharing feature to earn more entries!), or share this contest with your friends (let us know that you did so in the comments). We’ll choose the winners on 10/11.

Thanks for stopping by and Think 4:8!