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Review: The Diary of a Seventh Grade Hybrid by Lee J. Mavin

the diary of a seventh grade hybrid book coverPublisher: Grace Publishing
ISBN: 978-9881922090
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback
Rating: 1
Age recommendation: Children ,Tween

It is Ziggy’s first year at Fuqian International School. He wakes up on the day before his first day of school not remembering anything about his past. His mother asks him to start a diary, thus the birth of The Diary of a Seventh Grade Hybrid. He records each day’s events, even though they get weirder each day. Like his teachers’ suspicious actions. And the secret he keeps hidden under his extra large cap. It is only the matter of time before things starts to unravel and more questions about Ziggy’s past are revealed. Continue reading

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Review: The Accidental Bride by Denise Hunter

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:
and the book:
Thomas Nelson (January 3, 2012)

***Special thanks to
Audra Jennings – The B&B Media Group – for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

Visit the author’s website.

SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Shay Brandenberger has built her entire life on the shifting sands of what others think. Constantly seeking the approval of others, she has struggled through a rocky childhood, a failed marriage and single parenthood. Now it looks like she’s losing the ranch that has been in her family for three generations, a surefire way to mark her as a failure in the eyes of the community. When Travis McCoy, the high school sweetheart who very publicly broke her heart fifteen years before, returns to Moose Creek, she is less than pleased. Not only does his re-appearance dredge up a deluge of painful memories, it also reminds everyone in town that it was he who left her, not the other way around. To make matters worse, Shay and Travis are unwittingly paired to play bride and groom in the annual Founder’s Day wedding re-enactment where, much to her chagrin, she discovers he still has the power to take her breath away. Continue reading

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Review: Welcome to Fred by Brad Whittington

welcome to fred book coverPublisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 978073943625
Pages: 246
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 5
Age recommendation: Teens

Mark Cloud is a PK. His father, the pastor, moves his family for the umpteenth time, and to a small backward town called Fred. Mark is no stranger to being treated as an outsider in the various places he has stayed in, but he has never had it this hard to break the barrier and form close friendships. As time go by, Mark assimilates himself as best as he can in Fredonian culture and starts having doubts as to the existence of God. After four years, the family take a vacation to California. Mark can’t wait to meet the hippies and thinks that he will finally feel a sense of belonging with them. Of course, as always, things don’t go as planned. Continue reading

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Review: Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble & Giveaway

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Noah Zarc: Mammoth TroubleOVERVIEW

Noah lives for piloting spaceships through time, dodging killer robots and saving Earth’s animals from extinction.

Life couldn’t be better.

But the twelve-year-old time traveler learns it could be a whole lot worse. His mom is kidnapped and taken to Mars; his dad is stranded in the Ice Age; and Noah is attacked at every turn by a foe bent on destroying Earth… for the second time.

Get your copy today by visiting Amazon.com (available in paperback or as an eBook) or the online retailer of your choice (more links below).

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Guess what? You could win a $50 Amazon gift card as part of this special blog tour. That’s right! Just leave a comment below saying something about the post you just read, and you’ll be entered into the raffle. I could win $50 too by having the most comments. So tell your friends to stop by and comment on this post too!

GIVEAWAY

Win 1 of 5 copies of the paperback version of Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble by entering the giveaway on GoodReads.

D. Robert PeaseTHE AUTHOR

D. Robert Pease has been interested in creating worlds since childhood. From building in the sandbox behind his house, to drawing fantastical worlds with paper and pencil, there has hardly been a time he hasn’t been off on some adventure in his mind, to the dismay of parents and teachers alike. Also, since the moment he could read, books have consumed vast swaths of his life. From The Mouse and the Motorcycle, to The Lord of the Rings, worlds just beyond reality have called to him like Homer’s Sirens. It’s not surprising then he chose to write stories of his own. Each filled with worlds just beyond reach, but close enough we can all catch a glimpse of ourselves in the characters.

Discover ways to connect with the author by visiting his site at www.drobertpease.com

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THANK YOU! for visiting. And don’t forget to comment below for that chance to win the $50 Amazon gift card. And of course head on over to your favorite online book store and buy a copy of Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble, for you or for the kids in your life.

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Review: The Christmas Singing by Cindy Woodsmall

the christmas singing book coverPublisher: WaterBrook Press
ISBN: 978-0307446541
Pages: 208
Format: e-Galley
Rating: 4
Age recommendation: Teens, Young adult, Adult
Buy: Amazon

Three years ago, Mattie thought everything was going well in her relationship with childhood sweetheart Gideon until she found him cheating on Christmas Eve. As quickly as she could, she packed her bags, baking equipment and moved to Ohio. She opened her highly successful Mattie Cakes and moved on in her dating life before a disaster forces her to return to Pennsylvania. And to the truths that are being revealed, truths Gideon kept all these years. Continue reading

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Review: Caught in the Winds by L.D. Wenzel

caught in the winds book coverPublisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781453647875
Pages: 330
Format: Paperback
Rating: 2
Age recommendation: Young adult, adult

Morrie Schiller is in Bethlehem College under the orders of his parents. Journalism is his interest, but he is forced to major in psychology instead. That is not the end of his problem. On the first day, he becomes infatuated with a girl who ends up using him again and again. He also wants to become a Roman Catholic, something that shocks all he confides this to. Then, one day, he meets Jack Joplin. Jack brings with him a strange philosophy that holds lofty promises. Morrie finds himself inexplicably drawn and caught in the web of Jack’s talk and ways. Soon, Jack brings him onto a dream-like journey transcending reality and into the supernatural. Continue reading

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Review: How You Find A Job FAST by Don Schenk and Ted Leithart

how you find a job FAST book coverPublisher: Ideapage
ISBN: 978-1-937201-12-8
Pages: 124
Format: Paperback
Rating: 3.5
Age recommendation: Teens, young adult, adult

How You Find A Job FAST is an educational book for those submitting resumes and going for job interviews with potential employers. The book contains information on how you can prepare for a job interview. The authors tell us that at this point of time, jobs are very much in demand. Your presentation and conduct is a determining factor in whether you get noticed and hired or not. Inside the book is information to a “secret” website where you can download L.E.A.P. forms to be used during your job interview. Five different examples of the L.E.A.P. form being used in various job scenarios are given in the book. Tips on the do’s and don’ts of how you should conduct and present yourself are also included in the book. Continue reading

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