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Monday, May 31, 2010
Teaser Tuesday (23)
Review: The Wolf Next Door
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Simply Marvelous Monday (24)
Review: The Accidental Spy
Reminder: May Comment Giveaway
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Video Series: The Pearls of the Stone Man
A Promise made.
A Love that will Last Forever.
If you've ever loved someone to the depth of your being, someone who for one reason or other needed to move on, you know the power of a parting wish. The story of Joseph and Anne, his wife of fifty-three years, is the story of just such a wish-one that only true love could try to achieve. And for Joseph the strength to build the stone wall-a special reminder from Anne's childhood-will take him places he never expected and that you will never forget.
The Pearls of the Stone Man takes us beyond generations and our own stone walls to the very humanity that unites us all-and shows us the incredible power of one couple's love to last beyond parting and forever change the lives of those they touched.
"Mooney writes such a compelling story that it must be read word for word all the way to the end."
-Antelope Valley Press
"It's a very gentle tale, but it has an extraordinary power."
-S. Rubin, Fast Carrier Pictures
What Readers are Saying:
"This is by far one of the best books that I have ever read."
"Mooney is a masterful storyteller."
"Mooney creates a beautiful portrait of a relationship. 5 stars."
"A simple and profound message."
"After you start reading this book, just try to put it down "
Friday, May 28, 2010
Review: The Chase
Clive Cussler, the Grand Master of the American action adventure novel, grew up in Alhambra, California. He later attended Pasadena City College for two years, but then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer in the Military Air Transport Service. Upon his discharge, he became a copywriter and later creative director for two of the nation's leading ad agencies. At that time, he wrote and produced radio and television commercials that won numerous international awards one at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Cussler began writing in 1965 and published his first novel featuring Dirk Pitt® in 1973. His first non-fiction work, THE SEA HUNTERS, was released in 1996. Because of this work the Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York considered THE SEA HUNTERS in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May of 1997. It was the first time since the College was founded in 1874 that such a degree was bestowed.
As THE SEA HUNTERS and THE SEA HUNTERS II relate, Cussler is the founder the National Underwater & Marine Agency, (NUMA) a 501C3 non-profit organization that dedicates itself to American maritime and naval history. Cussler and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered over 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites. After verifying their finds, NUMA turns the rights to the artifacts over to non-profits, universities, or government entities all over the world. Some of these finds include the C.S.S. Hunley, best known as the first submarine to sink a ship in battle; the Housatonic, the ship the Hunley sank; the U-20, the U-boat that sank the Lusitania; the Cumberland, sunk by the famous ironclad, Merrimack; the Confederate raider Florida; the Navy airship, Akron; the Republic of Texas Navy warship, Zavala, found under a parking lot in Galveston, Texas; and the remains of the Carpathia, the valiant ship that braved icebergs to rescue the survivor's of the Titanic. In addition to being Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London. He has also been honored with the Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding underwater exploration.
A noted collector of classic automobiles, Cussler owns 85 of the finest examples of custom coachwork and 50's convertibles to be found anywhere. They are garaged near Golden, Colorado. Today, Cussler divides his time between the mountains of Colorado and the deserts of Arizona.
Cussler's books are published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries with a readership of more than 125 million avid fans.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Giveaway: The Last Christian
Review: The Last Christian
Monday, May 24, 2010
Review: What Happened To My Life?
A popular international conference and retreat speaker, Danna has a passion for encouraging others with these life-changing truths. It is her desire to help them dig beneath the surface to find greater balance and purpose in all the dimensions of their lives. Years of mentoring and teaching have earned her the reputation of being the “Christian Woman’s Total Life Coach”.
In 1996, in response to her desire for unchurched and unsaved women to hear about Christ, Danna founded a ministry called “Women of Purpose”. This dynamic outreach ministry has produced over 55 events at local hotels to provide an opportunity for Christian women to share their faith with friends, family and co-workers in a “non-church” setting. Danna loves partnering with women’s ministry leaders to host outreach events in their own churches using the very effective model of Women of Purpose.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Simply Marvelous Monday (23)
Friday, May 21, 2010
Review: Zan-Gah and the Beautiful Country
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Review: Bible Jumbles For Kids
- Traditional Jumbles
- Mystery Person Jumbles
- Jumble Detective
- Jumble Criss-Cross
- Find the Jumbles
- Bible Passage Jumbles
Giveaway: Life, In Spite of Me
Review: Life, In Spite of Me
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Review: The Brothers of Gwynedd, Pt. 1
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Review: This Fine Life
Eva Marie's work includes award winning books such as: Shadow of Dreams, The Potluck Club, and Sex, Lies, and the Media. She has over 20 titles to her credit. Eva Marie is a graduate of Andersonville Theological Seminary. She won AWSAs very first Member of the Year Award in 2002. She is the past president of Word Weavers, one of the fastest growing Christian writers groups in the US. She is a graduate of CLASS and a member of several writer's organizations. Both an international and national speaker, her passion is helping others to hear the heartbeat of God.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Teaser Tuesday (22)
Review: Zan-Gah: A Prehistoric Adventure
Allan is an artist, teacher, actor, author, historian, gardener, and former Boy Scout. He has published articles in The Art Bulletin, Art History, English Literary Renaissance, Studies in English Literature: 1500-1900, Notes and Queries, andColby Quarterly. He was also Art and Music Bibliographer for Shakespeare Quarterly. He has had many letters in various newspapers, including a dozen inThe New York Times. Allan taught the history of art at the University of Northern Iowa for three decades. He now lives and writes in St. Louis.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Simply Marvelous Monday (22)
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Review: Brighid's Quest
Five days after graduating from high school, she joined the United States Air Force, which is where she began speaking professionally. After her tours with the USAF, Ms. Cast attended college as a literature major with a secondary education minor.
Her first novel, Goddess by Mistake, was published by a small press in 2001. Thoroughly shocking the author, it won The Prism, The Holt Medallion and the Laurel Wreath, as well as being a finalist for the National Readers Choice Award. Since then Ms. Cast has gone on to win numerous writing awards. She is the author of the very popular Goddess Summoning Series for Berkley, and is thrilled that with her Partholon series for LUNA Books she has been given the opportunity to continue the world she created in her first book.
P.C. Cast lives and teaches in Oklahoma with her fabulous daughter, her spoiled cat, Patchy Poo the Pud, and her Scotties -- better known as the Scottinators. The daughter attends college. The cat has decided against higher education. The Scottinators are as yet undecided about their future.