Posted in FUN STUFF

Greater 

Hey y’all!! I’m so excited to be part of a promotion team for the new movie GREATER!

This movie is ALL about believing in yourself, following your dreams and working hard to achieve your goals.

This year I am so excited to be working as an Aide in the local high school. Part of my job is helping students with their school work and a personal goal I have is to motivate and encourage my students that they can do anything- if they work hard and believe in themselves. 

Check out the movie trailer below 

GREATER is an inspirational movie based on the life of Brandon Burlsworth that reminds us that any dream is possible. GREATER releases in theaters this August 26.

Brandon had one dream – to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Unfortunately, Brandon was a clumsy player who lacked the physical prowess to make the team. He was written off by coaches and teased by his fellow teammates. Undeterred, Brandon continued to show-up for practice. He woke up before anyone else and worked harder than anyone else, until his determination paid off. Not only was he given an opportunity to walk-on and play football – he became one of the greatest players on the field, and was drafted to the Indianapolis Colts.

Posted in Fiction, GIVEAWAYS

When Death Draws Near


Death has always been part of Gwen Marcey’s job. But when faced with her own mortality, everything takes on a different hue.

Forensic artist Gwen Marcey is between jobs and homes when she accepts temporary work in Pikeville, Kentucky. The Eastern Kentucky town, located deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, has been plagued by a serial rapist and a series of unexplained deaths. Before Gwen can develop a composite drawing, the latest witness vanishes, just like all the previous victims.

Turning her attention to sketching the face of an unidentified body, she discovers a link between his death and a Pentecostal serpent-handling church. Serpent-handling is illegal in Kentucky, and the churches have gone underground to avoid the authorities and continue to worship as they believe. Gwen is offered a handsome reward to infiltrate the renegade members, a reward she desperately needs as it seems her breast cancer has returned.

Joined by her digitally-obsessed, Generation Z daughter, Gwen goes undercover to a nineteenth century revival, planning to draw the faces of the snake handlers so they can be identified and arrested. Instead she uncovers a murderous plot and a festering evil.

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Carrie Stuart Parks is a Christy finalist as well as a Carol award-winning author. She has won numerous awards for her fine art as well. An internationally known forensic artist, she travels with her husband, Rick, across the US and Canada teaching courses in forensic art to law enforcement professionals. The author/illustrator of numerous books on drawing and painting, Carrie continues to create dramatic watercolors from her studio in the mountains of Idaho.

My Review:

Carrie’s newest release brings together the perfect elements to create a fantastic page-turner! This is one of those stories that totally keeps you guessing- I just love those! Though this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone. However, you may want to read this one during the daylight hours, as it is full of suspenseful moments. 

Carrie is easily one of my fave authors, she is amazing at what she does…crafting awesome stories with unforgettable characters. If you enjoy novels of suspense and intrigue, don’t miss this!!!
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Posted in Uncategorized

In My Mailbox 26

Born This Way Season 2

http://www.aetv.com/shows/born-this-way

Without Warning

https://www.amazon.com/Without-Warning-Elite-Guardians-Lynette/dp/0800723252

Blink YA 

Home

One Paris Summer

One Paris Summer

When Death Draws Near

http://www.thomasnelson.com/when-death-draws-near

Where Hope Prevails

https://www.amazon.com/Where-Hope-Prevails-Return-Canadian/dp/0764217682

The Courtship Basket

https://www.amazon.com/Courtship-Basket-Amish-Heirloom-Novel/dp/0310342015

Mrs Lee & Mrs Gray

http://www.thomasnelson.com/mrs-lee-and-mrs-gray

It Started With Goodbye

Book Brag! It Started with Goodbye

Holley Gerth- I ❤️ her!

http://holleygerth.com/

CONGRATS TO MY TARGET GIFTCARD WINNER!! Special Thank You to all who entered – be sure to check bk for more giveaways soon!!!

Posted in Fiction, FUN STUFF, GIVEAWAYS

A Beauty Refined Giveaway

A Beauty Refined

What does it take to reveal the true beauty of a hidden gem?

Phoebe Von Bergen, the daughter of a German count, is excited to visit America for the first time while her father purchases sapphires in Helena, Montana. Little does she know, however, that her father’s intentions—both for her and the gemstones—are not what she thinks.

Ian Harper, a lapidary working in Helena, finds the dignified young woman staying at the Broadwater Hotel more than a little intriguing. Yet the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that her family story is based on a lie–a lie she has no knowledge of. And Ian believes he knows the only path that will lead her to freedom.

Meeting Ian has changed everything for Phoebe, and she begins to consider staying in America, regardless of her father’s plans. But she may not be prepared for the unexpected danger that results when her family’s deception begins to unravel.

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MY REVIEW:

I was really excited to be able to request a copy of this book to review here at JoJo’s Corner! Though this is the second book in the series, it can be totally enjoyed as a stand-alone…and enjoy it you will! I just adore stories of identity and secrets and mystery and this one definitely brings these themes into play. From page one I was sucked into the story and time period, getting to know the characters one by one and loving every minute of it. The authors ability to paint worlds in vivid pictures to play out in the readers mind is amazing! These characters and setting seemed as real to me as yesterday. If you enjoy historical fiction, you wont want to miss this one! I loved Phoebe and Ian so much and I think you will too!

 

TPeterson

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.

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One grand prize winner will receive:

—One copy of A Beauty Refined
A sapphire jewelry set

Enter today. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 8/9. The winner will be announced at the A Beauty Refined Facebook party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Tracie and other fans of historical fiction, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

Posted in Non-fiction

Between Us Girls

Between Us Girls

 

You feel more than mommy guilt.

You feel a deep and growing conviction that you must do something to disciple your daughter. But what? How can a busy mom make sure that her daughter learns about the most important things in life: what Jesus did for her on the cross and how to be faithful to him in this broken world?

Author Trish Donohue has been there, and that’s why she wrote Between Us Girls: Walks and Talks for Moms and Daughters. These twenty-six gospel-driven talks are a fun and easy guide for mothers who want to disciple their daughters but don’t know where to start. In each short chapter, moms and daughters read God’s Word, ask one another questions about their thoughts and experiences, get honest about their struggles with sin, brainstorm ways to live out their faith, and build genuine fellowship into their relationship.

Between Us Girls is more than a devotional; it’s a conversation guide, and the twenty-six “chats” are just the beginning. Ultimately, Donohue’s book teaches mothers and daughters a new way to communicate and starts them on a wonderful, lifelong journey of getting to know one another better and learning to love their Savior more.

Between Us Girls was written by a busy mom for busy moms, so no prep time is needed! Just schedule some time with your daughter, grab this book, head to your destination of choice, and cherish every moment you share with your girl.

 

MY REVIEW:

I was so excited to get my hands on a copy of this book! Though I am a mom of a boy, I get lots of opportunities to minister to pre-teen and teen girls in my church and community and thought that this would be a great resource for me. I was right!

I love that this book is divided up into 26 “Walks” that guides readers through Scripture and opens the door for conversations that might not otherwise take place. It addresses topics like friends, conversation, appearance, role models and so much more! I love the discussion starter questions, these are such a great way to get to know your teen in a meaningful way that’s also fun.

I love that this book is super flexible, you can complete the conversations weekly, monthly, whatever works best for you and your girl.

As a mom, I know that sometimes we wonder if we’re doing a good job. Are we equipping our children for the things that lie ahead? Are we having those meaningful conversations that are so necessary? Don’t fret mom, get your hands on a copy of this book and let it be the guide that can help you along the way.

 

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Trish Donohue

 

Tricia Donohue is a wife and mom who writes from her kitchen table in West Chester, PA. A desire to disciple her girls paired with a love for writing inspired this book. She and her husband, Jim, have two sons and two daughters. They attend Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, PA, where Jim serves as a pastor.

 

 

 

Posted in GIVEAWAYS, Non-fiction

Dwelling Places Season of Refreshment Giveaway!

Dwelling Places

 

Do you long for serenity and refuge, peace and hope? Are you seeking a deeper spiritual life through a closer relationship with God?

If you’re tired of dwelling in busyness and noise, then perhaps one word a day can change your life. Award-winning author Lucinda Secrest McDowell knows that if you spend time each day turning to God’s Word for wisdom and guidance, your faith can flourish and grow.

Through short and inspiring readings, McDowell unpacks a single word—such as mercy, beauty, gratitude, or grace—to reveal a biblical blessing or challenge relevant to where you are. Full of stories and illustrations to empower you to live the word you have just read, each devotional ends with a benediction, written as if God were speaking directly to you.

These “dwelling places” that offer the joy of God’s promise and presence cover four seasons: fall, Advent, Lent, and summer. Whether in the midst of busy holiday schedules, holy days, ordinary moments, or changing seasons, a deeper faith can be as simple as a single word.

Lucinda Secrest McDowell

Lucinda Secrest McDowell is the author of 11 books, including “Live These Words,” “Amazed by Grace,” and “Quilts from Heaven.” She has contributed to an additional 25 books and has been published in more than 50 magazines. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Furman University, she speaks internationally through her ministry “Encouraging Words.” An award-winning writer who has earned accolades from prominent writers’ conferences and retreats, McDowell has also worked in radio broadcasting, in retreat planning, and on church pastoral staffs. She writes from “Sunnyside” cottage in Connecticut.

MY REVIEW:
I am so impressed with this simple yet profound devotional. It is exactly what I needed at this time in my life- to go back to the basics and just focus on one thing which ultimately focuses my heart and my mind on my Savior. Don’t let the simplicity of this devotional fool you- this baby goes deep (and I LOVE it!) The author shares from personal experiences and I felt I really got to know her- she is a sweet sister in Christ- for sure! I would recommend this book to anyone wanting a fresh start or breath of fresh air for their devotional time. I have read LOTS of devotionals and this one is just so precious- I know I will not only share this with my friends, but use it again and again. This devotional is a great investment in your relationship with the Lord, don’t you miss it!

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