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Heard it through the grapevine

Oh, I heard it through the grapevine... (now you have that song in your head! LOL)

Here are my choices for this lovely reading challenge, May 1-Nov. 30

1. You Matter More than You Think by Dr. Leslie Parrott (I honestly don't remember who recommended this one to me)

2. Truffles by the Sea by Julie Carobini (many ACFW members recommended this one on their blogs)

3. Ambassador Families: Equipping Your Kids to Engage Popular Culture by Mitali Perkins (Stephanie of Punkin Press recommended this one!)

(added 5/25):4. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (this has been recommended to me by so many reading lists! Also, in real life a dance mom friend of mine recommended it, as did my best friend Roma, who listened to it on CD.)

5. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Um...everyone? LOL Jodi Picoult, for one!

6. added August 08: Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
7. added August 08: The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

Generation NeXt Marriage

Mawiage . . . Mawiage is wot bwings us togevah, today. Dat bwessed awwangement, dat dweam wiffin a dweam. . . . so chewwish youah wuv . . .

If you recognize this line, you're my favorite blog reader! Seriously. I love The Princess Bride. It's one of the best movies of all time, in my book. It released in theaters in 1987, but wasn't popular (it was probably overshadowed by Dirty Dancing), yet it lives on as a cult classic thanks to VCRs and now DVDs.

I'm here to tell you about Generation NeXt Marriage by Tricia Goyer. I think I've mentioned this before, but Tricia is my writing hero. She writes fiction and nonfiction award-winning books, is a wife and mother, a minister, AND...she homeschools. And blogs, too, and with great panache!

I had the privilege of helping author Tricia Goyer with this book. She’d send emails full of questions and I’d answer as many as I could. Some of this happened in the midst of our move to North Dakota, two years ago now (which tells you ho…