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Stepping On Cheerios & Giveaway 

Family life is beautiful and motherhood is a privilege, but it ain’t no picnic!

Being a mother isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s hard to experience a personal connection with God and community when you are caught up in the chaos of just “doing family”.

Independent and self-sufficient, author Betsy Singleton Snyder lived a full and busy life as a pastor, missionary, and wife to a husband who served in the U.S. House of Representatives. She had her first child at age 44, then at 47, she found out she was carrying triplets. Suddenly finding herself overwhelmed is an understatement.

Stepping on Cheerios is a collection of funny, warm, and charming tales from the frontlines of parenthood, written for women who are juggling to accomplish everyday feats of work, motherhood, marriage, church, and more. It’s a comical story of one woman’s realization that her crazy life is a gift and how she found the grace in it.
MY THOUGHTS- 

This book is a must have for crazy busy moms. The author shares her personal experiences, which helps readers realize that they are not the only one reeling from the many ups and downs of parenthood. This book will inspire and encourage you to take a break from the insanity and spend time with the One Who can fill you up when you’ve been running on empty. Crazy busy mom, put down the laundry basket and run to your nearest bookstore for your copy of Stepping On Cheerios today!

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Betsy Singleton Snyder, author of “Stepping on Cheerios,” is a pastor, a former missionary to the arts community, writer, and blogger. She and her husband, Dr. Vic Snyder who formerly served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years, live in Arkansas with their four sons, Penn (10), and triplets Wyatt, Sullivan, and Aubrey (8).

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Shelley Shepard Gray Giveaway!

Enter to win a book pack (a copy of A Sister’s Wish and a copy of An Amish Family Christmas) from Shelley. Five winners will be chosen! Click the image below to enter to win. The winners will be announced November 7th on Shelley’s blog!

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In Shelley Shepard Gray’s third book in her Charmed Amish Life series, a respectable young woman finds herself falling for an Amish man from the wrong side of the tracks.

Amelia Kinsinger is the perfect Amish woman—at least according to her neighbors. And while Amelia takes pride in her role as homemaker, she’s also harboring a secret: She’s been in love with bad boy Simon Hochstetler for as long as she can remember. Too bad he’s about as far from “perfect” as an Amish man could get… but that’s exactly why she’s so drawn to him.

Life hasn’t been kind to Simon. He ran away from an abusive home at fifteen and things went downhill from there. Eventually, Simon landed in prison. But the experience changed him. Now back in Charm as a grown man, he’s determined to make a new life for himself and not think too much about his wild past…unless it pertains to Amelia.

He’s loved Amelia for years. To him, she represents everything good and kind in the world. When he realizes that she returns his affections, he starts calling on her in secret, even though her older brother Lukas—who just happens to be Simon’s best friend—has made it perfectly clear that Amelia deserves better. Simon disagrees and believes he’s the only one who can truly make her happy.

But when Amelia gets hurt, it sets off a chain of events that forces them to consider their future together—and face their past mistakes. There’s a chance for love… but only if Simon dares to trust Amelia with the secrets of his past.

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MY THOUGHTS:

I was so thrilled to be able to review Shelley’s books at JoJo’s Corner, the quality of stories she writes is too notch. I’m never disappointed when I pick up one of her books and I’m happy to say this series has kept me enthralled. I love this latest edition! Though part of a series, you will be able to enjoy this one on its own. I love Amelia and Simon’s story and I know you will too. This is a wonderful story of forgiveness and redemption. I’m sad that this series will be ending soon 😞.

In Shelley Shepard Gray’s fourth book in her Charmed Amish Life series, an unlikely Amish romance reveals that Christmas is a time for family, miracles—and love.

Ever since his father died in a tragic fire, Levi Kinsinger has felt adrift. Newly returned to Charm, Ohio, Levi is trying to fit into his old life, only to discover he seems to have outgrown it.

But when Julia, his young widowed neighbor, asks for his help with a Christmas project, Levi finds a sense of purpose for the first time in months. She and her daughter are new to Charm and could use a friend, a job Levi takes personally. Soon enough, friendship grows into attraction, but Levi can’t help having doubts. There’s something about Julia that doesn’t ring quite true…

Like Levi, Julia Kemps has survived her fair share of hardships—but only by hiding the truth of her past. Being an unmarried mother in an Amish community was unthinkable. Feeling hopeless, Julia did the only thing she could do: she moved to a new town and pretended to be a widow. But meeting Levi, she’s hopeful for the first time. Little by little, she begins to imagine telling him her darkest secret, and eventually…perhaps even sharing her life with him.

Christmas is a time for family, and as the holiday draws closer, Julia and Levi will have to face their pasts together…in order to find the healing, support and love they so desperately desire.

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MY THOUGHTS:

I just love Christmas stories and this one really hits the spot. This story takes place in Charm…a place I have grown to love. This is such a sweet story of Christmas, love and healing. Its a story of forgivess and reconciliation. I just love when a story makes me look at my own life and reflect on what’s good and what needs improvement and these characters caused me to do that. Don’t miss this sweet seasonal story! 

Shelley Shepard Gray is a “New York Times” and “USA Today” bestselling author, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time HOLT Medallion winner. She lives in southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

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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!!!

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The Bridal Bouquet Blog Tour

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

The Bridal BouquetThe Bridal Bouquet

(The Business of Weddings #3)

Tara Randel

Adult Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 384 pages

June 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Who will catch a lifetime of love?

Winning the annual wedding bouquet design competition may be the closest Kady Lawrence gets to the altar. She has to come in first or risk losing the shop that’s been in her family for generations. Her main competition is Jasmine Matthews. But it’s Jasmine’s son who’s caught Kady’s attention.

Kady has no inkling Dylan’s a DEA agent on a case in Cypress Pointe, and Dylan wants to keep it that way…until Kady’s targeted. Determined to keep her safe, Dylan risks a lot more than blowing his cover…he risks losing Kady forever.

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My Review:
I absolutely LOVE wedding stories and Tara Randel’s The Business of Weddings series is one of my favorites! In this sweet romance, Kady has been unlucky in love-but that hasn’t kept her friends and family from trying to set her up with every eligible bachelor in a fifty mile radius. With the family’s business at risk, Kady has to pull out all the stops and win the bouquet competition. No worries, she has her eye on the prize…until a fellow competitor’s son catches her eye.
This novel is full of humor, memorable characters and romance combined with elements of suspense. I give The Bridal Bouquet 5 long stemmed roses out of 5!
Other Books in the Series
Magnolia BrideMagnolia Bride
(The Business of Weddings #1)
Tara Randel
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 209 pages
July 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Married for a day, in love for life 
Nealy Grainger knew that returning to Cypress Pointe meant an inevitable encounter with her teenage crush, and momentary husband, Dane Peterson. She could handle it. She wasn’t the wounded girl who’d left Cypress Pointe years ago, heartbroken and furious when Dane had annulled their marriage the day after they’d eloped.
Now one of L.A.’s most in-demand celebrity event planners, Nealy’s only come back for a vacation and to help with her sister’s wedding—not for a reunion with her long-lost love. But the more their paths cross, the more the sparks fly! Maybe their connection isn’t over just yet….,

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Honeysuckle Bride

Honeysuckle Bride

(The Business of Weddings #2)

Tara Randel

Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 201 pages
December 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

One part happiness. Two parts love.

Relocating to the coast of Florida after becoming guardian of her best friend’s twin daughters could be the best move LA celebrity chef Jenna Monroe ever made. This is her chance to create a stable, loving home—something she never had. But can she be the mother the girls need?

Wyatt Hamilton thinks she can. The rugged charter boat captain, who came home to Cypress Pointe still grieving the death of his son, has faith in her. But the feelings he awakens in Jenna both exhilarate and frighten her. Because Wyatt no longer believes in forever… Unless she can convince him otherwise.

 

Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA TODAY bestselling author of eleven novels. She is currently working on new stories for Harlequin Heartwarming, as well as books in a new series, Amish Inn Mysteries. Her next Heartwarming, part of The Business of Weddings series, will be released in June 2016. Visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at Tara Randel Books.
ONE WINNER will receive a tote bag including the first three
books in The Business of Weddings series
(US only)

ONE WINNER will recieve a $25 Amazon eGift card (open internationally)

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!!!