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Whatever Is Lovely

Color your way to peace and worship.

We live in such a busy, hectic world—but what waits for you inside this adult coloring book is a way to quiet the noise, express creativity, and spend some sweet time with God. Each page features an original design from one of a dozen different artists, beautifully illustrating a contemplative quote from an inspirational writer, a beloved hymn, or Scripture.

When we create, we echo the heart of our Creative God who designed everything and gave us the capacity to recognize beauty.

So go ahead! You have permission to pick up your colored pencil and be reminded of truth in a fresh way.

To help set the perfect mood for worship, contemplation, and creative expression, a link to the “Whatever Is Lovely” playlist is included.

#WhateverIsLovely

This 96 page book includes 45 unique coloring pages.

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE COLORING PAGES HERE

MY THOUGHTS:
I absolutely LOVE this coloring book! I had so much fun sharing it with my friends and Sunday School kids (preteen class). The coloring sheets are absolutely beautiful! These “adult” coloring books are highly popular right not and with so many to choose, you may be wondering why you should pick up this one. Well, I’ll tell you:) The illustrations are not only spectacularly detailed, but very inspiring. The illustrations are drawn by some really awesome and talented artists. I also love the inspiration tid-bits found throughout the book. This is just a truly unique and special coloring book that will inspire, calm and entertain you. Don’t miss it!

GET YOURS HERE

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Upcoming Releases I’m Giddy Over

Hey y’all and welcome to JoJo’s Corner.

Today I’m sharing all the upcoming releases that I am trying my best to patiently wait for.

#1 A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay

 

A Portrait of Emily Price

I just LOVE Katherine Reay! If she writes it, I’ll read it…period!

#2 Because You’re Mine by Colleen Coble

Because You're Mine

This cover and synopsis are simply breathtaking. Colleen is a master story-teller and I must have this book!

#3 The Undoing Of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore

 

 

The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

Wha-wha-what?!? Beth Moore’s first fiction! Gimme Gimme Gimme!

 

#4 The Raven by Mike Nappa

 

The Raven

A deception specialist named The Raven, blackmail, private investigators, clues, mystery, mayhem- sign me up!

#5 Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon

 

 

Tangled Webs

Again, Irene Hannon is one of my absolute favorite suspense writers.

If she writes it, I’ll read it!

#6 Fatal Frost by Nancy Mehl

 

 

Fatal Frost

Nancy Mehl’s brand new debut in a brand new series…woo-hoo!!!

#7 Missing by Lisa Harris

 

Missing

I am just a big ole sucker for good suspense and I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of Missing by Lisa Harris!

 

 

Okay y’all that’s a look at all the books releasing soon that I’ll be standing in line at the bookstore to nab. Tell me what books you’re excited about in the comments below… HAPPY READING!

Posted in Fiction

Sister Dear

Sister Dear

All Allie Marshall wants is a fresh start. But when dark secrets refuse to stay buried, will her chance at a new life be shattered forever?

Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanish – time that can never be recovered. Now, out on parole, Allie is determined to clear her name, rebuild her life, and reconnect with the daughter she barely knows.

But Allie’s return home shatters the quaint, coastal community of Brunswick, Georgia. Even her own daughter Caroline, now a teenager, bristles at Allie’s claims of innocence. Refusing defeat, a stronger, smarter Allie launches a battle for the truth, digging deeply into the past even if it threatens her parole status, personal safety,and the already-fragile bond with family.

As her commitment to finding the truth intensifies, what Allie ultimately uncovers is far worse than she imagined. Her own sister has been hiding a dark secret—one that holds the key to Allie’s freedom.

“Overall, it’s an original twist on the wrongly accused victim trying to exonerate herself, and will keep readers interested throughout.” —RT Book Reviews

THE AUTHOR:

Laura McNeill

Laura McNeill is a writer, web geek, travel enthusiast, and coffee drinker. In her former life, she was a television news anchor for CBS News affiliates in New York and Alabama. Laura holds a master’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and is completing a graduate program in interactive technology at the University of Alabama. When she’s not writing and doing homework, she enjoys running, yoga, and spending time at the beach. She lives in Mobile, AL with her family.

GET YOUR COPY OF SISTER DEAR HERE

MY THOUGHTS:

Can you imagine being accused of something you did not do? Can you imagine losing years of your life when you were innocent all along? I LOVE stories like this one! This book had me fully engrossed from the beginning and did not let go until the very end. I had to know that Allie would get justice. That she would finally be able to clear her name, but boy oh boy! Family…we all know how difficult family can be at times and in that way I was able to relate and empathize with the characters. This is a story you wont quickly forget. It will stay with you long after the end. If you love suspense, don’t miss “Sister Dear”.

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Pocket Prayers for Teachers: Mrs. Tammy


All the way from coloring inside the lines to calculus, teachers have given us the tools to thrive. Where would we be without them? But a teacher’s job is often a difficult one. Sometimes anxiety and exhaustion become the norm. For those in need of a little peace and renewal, Max Lucado points to the Teacher who offered just that. Pocket Prayers for Teachers contains forty scriptures and guided prayers written especially for those special people, who encourage and inspire our students.

Meet Mrs. Tammy!


As part of this special blog tour, I was asked to give away copies of the books I reviewed to special people in my life. Mrs. Tammy is super special. When my family and I first moved to Texas, my son was getting ready to start PreK. We didn’t know anyone yet and I was hesitant to let “my baby” go. Then… I met Mrs. Tammy, the PreK teacher at our local school. From the first time we talked, I knew there was something very special about her. She immediately put my heart and mind at ease and encouraged me to send Jessie to her class. I’m so glad that God brought her into our lives. Though I didn’t want to let my baby grow up, I knew that he would be in the best hands with Mrs. Tammy. He has done so well in her class and learned so much. Mrs. Tammy has been teaching PreK for over 20 years. She is kind, loving and patient. She always puts forth her very best for all her students and even when she is tired at the end of the day- she always has a smile.

We just love Mrs. Tammy!

Pocket Prayers for Teachers would make a great gift for the special teachers in your life.

Get your copy here!

See my complete review here!

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The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder & Giveaway

The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder

In 1910 Toronto, while other bachelor girls perfect their domestic skills and find husbands, two friends perfect their sleuthing skills and find a murderer.

Inspired by their fascination with all things Sherlock Holmes, best friends and flatmates Merinda and Jem launch a consulting detective business. The deaths of young Irish women lead Merinda and Jem deeper into the mire of the city’s underbelly, where the high hopes of those dreaming to make a new life in Canada are met with prejudice and squalor.

While searching for answers, donning disguises, and sneaking around where no proper ladies would ever go, they pair with Jasper Forth, a police constable, and Ray DeLuca, a reporter in whom Jem takes a more than professional interest. Merinda could well be Toronto’s premiere consulting detective, and Jem may just find a way to put her bachelor girlhood behind her forever–if they can stay alive long enough to do so.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE MURDER MYSTERY PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY!!!

One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 4/28.

 

MEET THE AUTHOR:

Rachel McMillan is a keen history enthusiast and a lifelong bibliophile. When not writing or reading, she can most often be found drinking tea and watching British miniseries. Rachel lives in bustling Toronto, where she works in educational publishing and pursues her passion for art, literature, music, and theater.

VISIT THE AUTHOR BLOG

MY REVIEW:

I absolutely LOVE this book! I LOVE these characters and I am soooo ready for more! There is nothing like a great mystery….well, ok I guess the only thing greater would be a great mystery series! Rachel McMillian delivers all the goodies in her newest release A Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder. Merinda and Jem are two fierce girls on a mission- to solve the latest murder and maybe find love in the process. These girls push the limits, make me laugh and keep me on the edge of my seat. If you are looking for something new and exciting in the world of mystery…dont miss this one!!!

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Pocket Prayers with Max Lucado

 
 
Bestselling author Max Lucado has teamed up with six authors to write the Pocket Prayers series for those in need of peace, renewal, rest, faith, hope, joy, direction, serenity, and courage.

Short, simple prayers are very effective, which is why each book in the series contains forty guided prayers and complementary scriptures for any situation, including for:

—Moms (written with daughter Andrea Lucado)

—Grads (written with daughter Andrea Lucado)

—Dads (written with Mark Mynheir)

—Military Life (written with Mark Mynheir)

—Teachers (written with blogger Jennifer Hale)

—Friends (written with Betsy St. Amant)

GET YOUR COPY HERE

  
More than 120 million readers have found inspiration and encouragement in the writings of Max Lucado. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy, in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the people of Oak Hills Church.

MY THOUGHTS:

These books are absolutely amazing! If you are looking for a nice gift to inspire the people you care about most, don’t miss this set of beautifully made and well-written books! 

There is something for everyone and something that will inspire and enrich lives. I love the Scriptures and prayers included in the various themed books- so well thought out and well placed!

I can’t pick my favorite because each one is unique and specialized to reach to the needs of the reader. I love that these books are small enough to carry with you and share with others.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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God’s Not Dead 2 Giveaway!!!

  
From the college classroom of GOD’S NOT DEAD to the public square in GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, the name of Jesus is welcomed less and less with each passing day. If Christians don’t take a stand today, will we even have a choice tomorrow? The film takes you back to Hope Springs, home to the University, but also Martin Luther King Jr. High School, where beloved teacher Grace Wesley teaches her passion, history. Her love of teaching, her love for her students, and her love of life all come from the same place: her love of Christ. When a student asks a question regarding Jesus in class, Grace’s answer causes her to face an epic court case, that could expel God from the classroom.
Gov. Mike Huckabee endorsement, “A riveting story, brilliantly told, and one that is absolutely plausible as if it were taken from today’s headlines. A must see for every believer!”

Woooohoooo!!!! I am soooo ready for this movie to release! Who’s with me!?! To celebrate the release, JoJo’s Corner is hosting a giveaway thanks to Grace Hill Media! 

YOU COULD WIN A SUPER SPECIAL GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 GIFTPACK!!!! 

TO ENTER DO THESE 2 THINGS

#1 GO CHECK OUT THE MOVIE WEBSITE 

#2 COME BACK HERE & LEAVE A COMMENT TELLING WHY YOU CANT WAIT TO SEE THE MOVIE!!!!

***One person will win here at JoJo’s Corner***

ENTER TODAY!!!!