Free from Tyndale House – February 10-16, 2013:
- FREE on Kindle and Nook (and other e-readers): The First Gardener by Denise Hildreth Jones. “Jeremiah Williams has been tending the gardens of the Tennessee governor’s mansion for over twenty-five years. And like most first families who have come and gone, this one has stolen his heart. Mackenzie and her husband, Governor Gray London, have struggled for ten years to have a child and are now enjoying a sweet season of life—anticipating the coming reelection and sending their precious daughter, Maddie, off to kindergarten—when a tragedy tears their world apart. As the entire state mourns, Mackenzie falls into a grief that threatens to swallow her whole. Though his heart is also broken, Jeremiah realizes that his gift of gardening is about far more than pulling weeds and planting flowers. It’s about tending hearts as well. As he uses the tools that have been placed in his hands, he gently begins to cultivate the hard soil of Mackenzie’s heart, hoping to help her realize what it took him years to discover. A Southern tale of loss, love, and living, The First Gardner reminds us that all of life is a gift, but our heart is the most valuable gift of all.”(From Amazon)
- FREE on Nook: The Four Seasons of Marriage by Gary Chapman. Which season of marriage are you in?
Marriages are in a perpetual state of transition, continually moving from one season to another—perhaps not annually, as in nature, but certainly and consistently. Sometimes we find ourselves in winter—distant, discouraged, and dissatisfied; other times we experience springtime—filled with hope, openness, and anticipation. Sometimes we bask in the warmth of summer—satisfied and comfortable, simply enjoying life together. In times of fall, negligence and uncertainty creep in, leaving us feeling unsettled and apprehensive.The cycle repeats itself many times throughout the life of a marriage, just as the seasons in nature repeat themselves. Each season presents its own unique challenges, and each holds the potential for emotional health and happiness. This book will help you and your spouse identify which season your marriage is currently in, give you a common language with which to discuss your marriage, and provide practical strategies that will help you strengthen and enhance your relationship. (From the back cover)