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Taking a break

Hello to the few, the proud, the FreshBrewedWriter readers! I'm taking a bit of an Internet sabbatical from blogging and internet life, and I'll see you back here after Independence Day.

If you were a Glass Road PR Book Tour winner and haven't notified me of your address, please do so and I'll mail your books after I come back online in July. If I return and no addresses are waiting for me at freshbrewedwriter [at] gmail.com , then there will be new names drawn.

Book Blog Tour Giveaway Winners

The winners are:
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Bygones (2 copies):

Linda (Granny Fox) and Cheri (Kudzu and Koolaid)
Fair Game: Kelly from MyUtopia
Gone With the Groom: Stephanie G (Life in Overdrive)
Veil of Fire: Moved to another giveaway.
If you're a winner, please email me (freshbrewedwriter [at] gmail.com) and send me your address! I would love to get these in the mail by Saturday, after which I don't have regular email access.Thanks again to Glass Road PR for the giveaways!

Blog Book Tour Giveaway details

I have two copies of Kim Vogel Sawyer's Bygones and one copy each of Fair Game, Veil of Fire, and Gone with the Groom to give away, compliments of Glass Road Public Relations (they provided the books, I'm mailing them to the winners myself!).
If you'd like to enter, be sure to comment either here or under each of the book blog tour entries below for each of the books by TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2:00 PM CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME. At that time I'll choose the winners out of a basket (or hat or bowl!) and get their addresses and mail them by the end of next week.
Thanks!

Veil of Fire Glass Road PR Book Blog Tour

Welcome to one modest stop on the Glass Road Public Relations Book Tour! Each day this week I'll feature a book and give you information about it, as well as a chance to enter a contest to win the book! Remember, email me (freshbrewedwriter [at] gmail.com) or leave me a message or comment for a chance to win this book. If you want to be in a drawing for more than one, that's fine, just indicate which title(s) you're interested in! Currently I have five books in my hands to give away.
Today's book is VEIL OF FIRE by Margo Schlalesky. Here's a super interview with the author!
Glass Road Blog Tour Interview Questions
For VEIL OF FIRE
By Marlo Schalesky



Where did you birth the idea for this book? When? How did it come about?
People often ask where I get my ideas for my books. My answer? You never know! For Veil of Fire, the idea was birthed at my favorite Mexican restaurant in the mission town of San Juan Bautista. There I was, sitting with my family, nibbling chips and sal…
I'm going to miss you, girlfriend. See you in Heaven.

Point of Grace, "No More Pain"

She sits by the window with wandering eyes
She has a song in her heart
And a golden disguise
Her body is torn because age doesn't heal
She's not letting on
About the pain that she feels
But she knows in her soul
That it won't be too long
'Til Jesus comes back
To carry her home...

Where there will be no more pain
No more sorrow
No more waiting
For elusive tomorrows
There will be no more pain
No more dying
No more striving or strain
No more pain

My mind's eye remembers the trouble I've seen
All I have been through,
And how I long to be free
But I learn by her patience that I need her resolve
To wait for the opening of eternity's halls
And I know that in time we will stand side by side
When Jesus comes back receiving His bride
And there will be no more pain
No more sorrow
No more waiting
For elusive tomorrows
There will be no more pain
No more dying
No more striving or strain
No more pain


Meeting Her Match

Meeting Her Match by Debra Clopton

Sheri is bound and determined to steer clear of the Mule Hollow Matchmakers. She even goes out of her way to formulate a plan to catch them at their own game! She enlists the help of Pace Gentry, a new cowboy in town, against his better judgment. In the meantime, Sheri and Pace find themselves attracted to one another, but mismatched in their faith. Will the plan work, or will it backfire on Sheri?

Sheri is one of the feistiest heroines I’ve come across in the Love Inspired line of inspirational fiction. At times she was exasperating, but at other times, quite endearing. I enjoyed her very much.

Pace, well, he’s a strong silent type of a cowboy. He’s a new Christian, and he’s trying to understand how to follow God’s will. He doesn’t approve of Sheri’s plot to foil the Matchmakers of Mule Hollow, and yet he finds himself in the plot anyway.

I really enjoyed this story and of course, I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for Mule Hollow. I can’t wait to read th…

Newbery Award Books Reading Challenge

UPDATED: November 18, 2007: COMPLETED

June 2007: **I told Nattie in a text message last week while she was in the hospital, that getting cancer was no excuse not to read! I was totally teasing her, but her cancer is NOT going to stop me from participating in her challenge. So let's keep reading our Newbery books in her honor and make her proud for when she returns online. Oh, and when you see that Newbery name or seal on the book, think of Nattie and pray for her. Pray hard.**

July 2007: Of course, now we are completing the challenge in her memory. I think of her whenever I see that Newbery seal on these books.

Nattie, thou art nutso. But I can't resist. Besides, I have two little girls who need a read-aloud list for the summer, and how convenient that I own three of these six already!

1. The Tale of Despereaux - Kate Di Camillo (LOVED Winn-Dixie, so this one should be a good one too.)

2. Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell (I actually met Mr. O'Dell in 1983, and he …

Blog Tour Day 3 - GONE WITH THE GROOM

Welcome to one modest stop on the Glass Road Public Relations Book Tour! Each day this week I'll feature a book and give you information about it, as well as a chance to enter a contest to win the book! Remember, email me (freshbrewedwriter [at] gmail.com) or leave me a message or comment for a chance to win this book. If you want to be in a drawing for more than one, that's fine, just indicate which title(s) you're interested in! Currently I have four books in my hands to give away; the rest are more than likely en route to me.

This is Janice Thompson, and her latest release is GONE WITH THE GROOM.
(Gotta say I LOVE the cover!)
From Amazon:

The best laid plans of brides and men go awry when Annie Peterson's future son-in-law Scott disappears. Have pre-wedding jitters caused Brandi's fiance to take flight, or are more sinister forces at work? Surely Annie can solve the riddle. But who could be behind this apparent kidnapping caper? Maybe the drug company Scott works …

Fair Game - Book Blog Tour Day 2

Welcome to one modest stop on the Glass Road Public Relations Book Tour! Each day this week I'll feature a book and give you information about it, as well as a chance to enter a contest to win the book!

Remember, email me or leave me a message for a chance to win this book. If you want to be in a drawing for more than one, that's fine, just indicate which title(s) you're interested in! Currently I have three books in my hands to give away; the rest are being held hostage at the UPS place in town, which I have yet to find.
Anyway, without further ado, here is today's book: Fair Game by Carol Cox! (I haven't read this one yet.)
Book Description
Dinah Mayhew takes on more than just a job at the Chicago World's Fair when she sets her cap for Seth Howell. As Dinah and Seth team up to help Chicago's unfortunates, romance fairly blossoms. But matters take a turn for the worse when Cousin Gladys appears on the scene and starts looking for love in all the wrong places. …

GLASS ROAD BOOK TOUR - BYGONES

Welcome to one modest stop on the Glass Road Public Relations Book Tour! Each day this week I'll feature a book and give you information about it, as well as a chance to enter a contest to win the book!

To enter the contest, you can either leave a comment with your email address, or email me directly at freshbrewedwriter (at) gmail.com with your email address. I'll contact the winners for address information, etc. Six winners will be chosen (I have two copies of one of the books to give away).

Today's book is BYGONES by Kim Vogel Sawyer!

Back cover:

Twenty-three years ago, Marie Koeppler left her Old Order Mennonite family and faith to begin an exciting new life with Jep Quinn. But her husband's early death cut her dreams short. Widowed and alone, Marie makes just enough to survive and raise her daughter, Beth, in the outside world.

Ensnared by life's rhythms, Marie has but a faint memory of her former life in Sommerfeld, Kansas. That is, until ex-beau Henry Braun sudd…