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“…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

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January 10, 2013 · 4:24 pm

Criss Cross (A Holly Novel #1) by C. C. Warrens (5 Stars)

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C. C. Warrens is a new Christian Fiction author and if she continues to write novels like her first, Criss Cross, I will continue reading them. The book is full of edge-of-your-seat, hold-your-breath suspense. And you don’t know the whole story until much later in the novel, which I love! That’s true suspense. If you are worried about bad language or sexual scenes, don’t. It’s a very clean novel, yet deals with tough situations and yet the author writes in such a way that you don’t miss the bad language that most secular novelist think they must include to captivate the reader. The main character is a Christian, but the book is not overtly Christian, so I feel anyone could read this and love it.

Holly, the main character, is a photographer that lives completly off the grid. She has many quirks and a past that will not let go of her. Her quick, witty banter with her best friend, Jace, and later with Detective Marx is totally wonderful. A very tense situation can turn funny with the wit of Holly.

Holly’s past has caught up with her and she needs help, yet due to her past, she is reluctant to accept it. She isolates herself and likes, no demands, her personal space. And getting her to trust is very hard, but totally worth it.

You will find yourself holding your breath because you are so scared for her and you will be sitting on the edge of your favorite reading chair wondering what’s going to happen and how will it turn out. But you will also smile and a few times laugh and the funny things that happen during tense moments of suspense.

And the ending? Oh my goodness!!! I can’t wait until Book 2, Cross Fire, comes out in November 2017. And I believe there will be a Book 3 also. Yeah!!!! Love this new author and her novel. Looking forward to reading many more books to come.

You can find C. C. Warrens on FaceBook and Goodreads and find out more about her book and upcoming books. She also has a blog, so visit her at crisscrossholly.wordpress.com

One of my favorite quotes from the book.  Holly has just asked Detective Marx if he believes in God…

“I’ve seen a lot of bad things with my job.  And I’ve asked God why, if He exists, He allows them to happen. I never get an answer.”

“Do you ask Him why He allows the good things to happen?”

A thoughtful line formed between his eyebrows.  “Can’t say that I have.”

“If you’re gonna hold God accountable for the bad things, you should hold Him accountable for the good things too.  There’s a lot more good than bad, but if all you do is pile the bad at His feet, you’ll never be able to see past it to the good things.”

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FREE Kindle Book – Always Watching by Lynette Eason

Here’s a FREE Kindle book that sounds really great if you like Christian suspense with some romance.  Always Watching (Elite Guardian Series, Book 1) by Lynette Eason.  It’s FREE today (July 27, 2017) on Amazon.  It may be free longer, but if you think you might want to try this book, then you better get it today.  I’ve waited before and the books weren’t free any longer 😦

I’ve read some books by Lynette Eason (click on her name and check out her website) and really enjoyed them, so I’m looking forward to reading this book.  Happy Reading!

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FREE Kindle: Isle of Hope: Unfailing Love (Book 1) by Julie Lessman (June 23-27, 2017)

I just received an email from author, Julie Lessman, with an outstanding offer!  Her book, Isle of Hope: Unfailing Love (Book 1), is currently FREE on Kindle from June 23-27, 2017.  So hurry to Amazon and download this book.

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I’ve read a couple of her books and enjoyed them.  So I’m looking forward to getting to read the first in this series FREE!!  Can’t beat that, can ya?

And I saved the best news for last.  Julie Lessman wrote a prequel to this book, A Glimmer of Hope: A Novella Prequel to Isle of Hope, and it is also FREE to download.

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So, what  are you waiting for?  Get to Amazon and download these two books for FREE now!!  It may be offered free on other e-reader sites too, so be sure to check it out.

Thanks, Julie Lessman, for this wonderful deal!!!!

 

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King’s Faith-Very Good Movie on Netflix

If you are a subscriber to Netflix you may have seen the announcement of the addition of King’s Faith.  This is a very good, well made Christian movie.

I am ashamed to say that I am always surprised at well made and well acted Christian movies. The Christian movie genre is getting better and better and I am excited every time I see a really good Christian movie!

So check out the trailer and if you have Netflix…watch it!  If you do not, I am sure it is on DVD.

It does deal with some hefty subjects (and very well done) so I would suggest that the age group be teenagers and up.  But parents can watch it and then decide if their younger ones are mature enough to see the movie.

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Free E-Book Today by Louie Giglio

Today, June 7, 2016, you can get a free e-book by Louie Giglio and Matt Redman.

Indescribable by Louie Giglio and Matt Redman

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Putting this powerful message into print for the first time, visionary pastor Louie Giglio and songwriter Matt Redman team up to write a heart-stirring book about the mysteries of God’s creation. Indescribable takes readers on a journey through the vastness of outer space and into the depths of the soul.

Modern science allows viewers to see farther into space than ever before, and every step draws them closer to the God who breathed each star into existence. In Indescribable, the authors intertwine devotional insights with remarkable scientific facts that awaken both mind and spirit. As Giglio and Redman write, God turnswonderers into worshipers.

Above all, Indescribable is a call to worship—an invitation to know and be known by the God of all creation and to become more passionate worshipers of Jesus Christ.

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Free E-Book Today Only-May 27, 2016

Publisher, David C Cook, is offering this book FREE today only – May 27, 2016.  So if you like to read Christian non-fiction, this should be a great book to download.

Anxious for Nothing by John MacAuthur

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Great Price for E-Book by Melanie Shankle

This is Melanie’s second book.  It’s a non-fiction book, which I usually don’t read, but this book is a must read!  It is hilarious!  I laughed so much I cried and I would wipe my eyes and try and read again and then start laughing and crying all over again.  And just trying to read a funny section to my hubby was a long labor of love, cause I had to keep stopping so I could laugh!

$2.99: The Antelope in the Living Room by Melanie Shankle. This is a great price for such a wonderful book.  I’ve read her first book, Sparkly Green Earrings and it was hilarious too! She’s also got a new book coming out, Nobody’s Cuter Than You.  It’s bound to be a winner too!

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Contest and Pre-Order Terri Blackstock’s New Book

Another one of my favorite authors, is Terri Blackstock!  She can really keep you interested and sitting on the edge of your seat through the whole book!

Here’s the deal:  She is having a contest for a Free FitBit and a copy of her new book!  And right now you can pre-order her book, kindle edition, for only $4.99.  That was a splurge for me, but I think this book will be worth it.

Here’s the link to enter to win: http://www.familyfiction.com/authors/terri-blackstock/features/win-a-fitbit-from-terri-blackstock (I hope this link works…tried to copy and paste and it didn’t work. I’ve been out of the “blog business” so long they have changed how they do things and I don’t know how to add a link now.)

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FREE E-Book by Susan May Warren

I love books by Susan May Warren!  And I just found out she has a FREE e-book for Kindle and iBooks. I don’t know how long this will be free, so if you want it, get it now.  This is Book 1 in The Heirs of Anton series and it sounds great and has some great reviews on Amazon.  So, how can we go wrong?  Great author!  Great price! Let’s download it and give it a try.

And remember, when you finish reading the book to write a small review to post on Amazon, iBooks, or whatever platform you have for reviews…Goodreads is great too!  Not only does it help others know what the book is about and if it’s worth their time or not, it really helps the author get their books noticed. And if you don’t like a book, remember to be nice with your review.  Just because it’s not your style, it could be someone else’s and we don’t want to hurt these authors who put so much time into writing these books!

From Russia with Love (The Heirs of Anton #1) by Susan May Warren

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Free E-Book Set Today, 1-22-16

Hey, it’s been a while since I posted any freebies.  Today I checked my email and I had one from Susan May Warren and she is celebrating her birthday by giving away a 6-book set by several Christian authors.  The email said one day only, 1-21-16, but I didn’t get the email until this morning and I checked on Amazon anyway and it’s FREE!  So here are the details:

Much Ado About Love: A Contemporary Christian Romance Collection: Susan May Warren, Lynnette Bonner, Tamara Leigh, Lesley Ann McDaniel, Jan Thompson, Linda W. Yezak  (It’s star rating on Amazon is 4.7)

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I have no idea if it’s on any other e-readers, so if you have a Nook, please check to see if it’s free for you.

REMEMBER, get it today!

 

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FREE Teenage Girl Fiction from Miralee Ferrell

Just saw this today and wanted to get the word out, because TODAY (8-28-15) is the last day to get this e-book for FREE!! There is also another follow-up in the series available for $1.99 (I don’t know how long this deal will last). Not sure how many e-reader companies are offering this deal, but check your’s out and you might be able to get this freebie.

  • FREE today, August 28, 2015:  A Horse for Kate by Miralee Ferrell
  • $1.99: Silver Spurs (sequel to A Horse for Kate) by Miralee Ferrell

Miralee Ferrell is a great Christian writer.  I’ve read her Dandelion series and it’s excellent, so I’m sure your teenage girl will love these books, especially if they like horses!  And who doesn’t like horse, huh?  Get the free one today and the other as soon as possible, because I don’t know when that amount will change.

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Free E-Book – Get It Quick!

Hey, I haven’t been around much the last year and I have officially resigned from our church media center and left it to some “old timers” and some “newbies” and I’m excited to see what God will do with our library through their hard work.

So far, I don’t know if anyone will want to continue with this blog and get it going again, but until then, I’ll try and post a few FREE E-Books from time to time.  There used to be lots of freebies out there, but not so many anymore, so we better get what we can, right?

Through March 14, 2015, this historical fiction by Tracy Groot will be available as a free download.  I’m not sure if it’s just on Kindle or on other e-readers also, so check your store.  Here’s the title:

  • The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot

I downloaded it, but don’t know when I’ll get around to reading it, but would love to know if you do read it and what you think about it.

For some of us Spring has been teasing us and I am ready for higher temps (70-80) is perfect!!!!!  But, there is no perfect here on this earth.  We’ll just have to wait until Heaven!!!!!

Have a great day, week, weekend, month, year……

Debbie

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Time for Another Free E-Book

Tyndale House is offering a free e-book from 1-25 to 1-31. We have this book in our Media Center and I haven’t read it, but heard it’s a good one. And now to get it FREE!!! Who can complain?

A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet by Sophie Hudson (author of BooMama Blog)

It’s available on several different e-readers, so look yours up and download this great freebie!

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Two Free E-Books Today – Jan. 20, 2015

It’s been awhile since I posted but I saw these books and thought I would share them with y’all. Publisher, David C Cook is offering these books free yesterday (too late) and today (just in time!).

*  Safe at Home by Richard Doster

* Alone With God: Rediscovering the Power and Passion of Prayer (John MacArthur Study)

Both of these are free on Amazon and may be free on other e-reader sites.

It’s a beautiful day in Georgia, I hope everyone is having a beautiful day around the world. Just remember “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” (That’s probably not quoted correctly, so please forgive me…I can get the gist of a verse, but usually can’t remember it word for word:)

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Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas Movie – Starts Nov. 14, 2014

Just heard about this movie and watched the trailer. It sounds great and I plan on taking my grandsons. I just wanted to pass this info along to everyone.

Here’s the movie trailer…(I can’t get the right one to download, but when I preview this you can keep watching and see more trailers of the movie. The second one is a music video of the movie and it’s great. Wonderful song and message. So I hope this youtube link works ok for everyone!

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FREE E-Book Today- Trouble in Store by Carol Cox

Hey friends,

It’s been a while since I’ve posted and things have changed in the “WordPress World”! Wow, I need a new lesson on how it works, but I think I can get through this post ok.

Here’s a free e-book download, I know it’s today (Thursday, November 13, 2014) and it may be tomorrow also, but get it today if you know you want it.

Trouble in Store by Carol Cox. It’s free on Amazon (Kindle) and Barnes & Noble (Nook), so go to their sites and search the book and make sure it’s free before downloading to your e-reader.

We have it in the Media Center, but I haven’t read it. Looks good, though.

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Don’t Miss This Great Free E-Book Today

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This is a wonderful series and right now Book 1 is a free e-book.  I don’t know what e-readers it’s free on, except I know it’s on Amazon Kindle.  So, hurry and get it today, you’ll love it!  We have the whole series in the Media Center, so for our church members you can read the e-book free and then come to the Media Center and check out the others.

  • FREE:  The Pursuit of Lucy Banning (Avenue of Dreams #1) by Olivia Newport

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Wonderful Deal From Brandilyn Collins

I haven’t been checking my emails lately and I know I’ve missed some good books, but today I saw an email from Brandilyn Collins telling about a super deal.  It’s a boxed set of 8 books for only 99¢!  You can’t get much better than that!!!  12 cents a book!!

The title of the boxed set is Thrill Ride and can be found on Amazon, Google, Kobo, Nook, iBooks…so you’ve got to have one of those devices.  The books are full novels!  Here’s a list:

  • Blind Justice by James Scott Bell
  • Double Vision by Randy Ingermanson
  • Sidetracked by Brandilyn Collins

And 5 others are secular (so beware)…I don’t think Brandilyn would put one of her latest novels in this set if it had bad books, but if you find they are too secular for you, just don’t read them.

  • The Blade by Lynn Sholes and Joe Moore
  • The Rosewell Conspiracy by Boyd Morrison
  • Desecration by J.F. Penn
  • The Killing Rain by P. J. Parrish
  • The Call by Kat Covelle

So even if you buy this set and only read the first three by Christian authors, I know you’ll enjoy them.

Go to your e-reader store and look for Thrill Ride (8 boxed set) and make sure these books are in there and it’s 99¢ and buy it and enjoy!  It will only be available for this price for a few weeks.

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In Memory of Christian Author, Diann Hunt

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We lost a wonderful Christian author, Diann Hunt, back on November 29, 2013 after a battle with cancer.  Her book, For Better or For Worse, is currently offered for $2.99 as an e-book AND the book was made into a movie that will be aired on the Hallmark channel this Saturday, July 19th.  I can’t wait to see this movie.  I’m setting my DVR now!

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Watch the movie trailer here:

 

 

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Submerged (Alaskan Courage #1) by Dani Pettrey – Free E-Book

Icons for Blog Use.004Here is a great chance to get the first book in this series FREE!  So far there are four books in the series and I’m waiting for the final one to come out.

These are great mystery books with some romance, all set in the beautiful State of Alaska. These books are a fast read, because once you get started you will not want to put them down.

I do not know how long this e-book will be free, so I suggest you download it today.

I have reviews of two of the books under our “Book Review” section. But I didn’t find this book, I could have overlooked it. Each book is a separate story about one of the family, but I like to read them in order because the stories include the whole family and you will be a little confused about what happened to previous members of the family if you don’t read them in order. That’s my suggestion. Some people don’t care about that. Just read them if you love a great suspenseful mystery with a little romance throw in.

I know it’s available on Amazon free, and it might be on other e-readers too.

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