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Remembering You

Remembering You: a Contemporary Novel about World War II, Grandparents, Memories, and yes, Love.
About the Novel:
35-year-old Ava Andrews' dream job is interrupted by an unusual request--fulfill her 84-year-old grandfather's last wish by joining him on a battle site tour of Europe. Ava is sure her boss will refuse her request. But, instead, he gives her a directive of his own--to videotape the tour and send it back as mini-segments for the show she produces.
As if juggling these two things isn't hard enough, Ava is soon surprised again ... twice. First, Ava and Grandpa Jack arrive in Europe, only to discover the tour is cancelled. Unwilling to let down her grandfather or her boss, Ava and Grandpa Jack head out on their own. Then, while they're on their way, the pair soon meet up with Paul, her grandpa's best friend, and his grandson Dennis. The same Dennis who just happens to be Ava's first love.
Before she knows it, Ava and Dennis are swept down memory lane as th…

Blog Tour: The Song of Unmaking

Welcome to the blog tour for Dean Barkley Briggs' book The Song of Unmaking.
This post tells a bit about the book and the contest Dean is hosting. I will be reviewing the book at a later date. Dean is having a major giveaway to help promote this series. The massive Grand Prize includes a compete library of fantasy novels (48 titles) and a Kindle Fire. It is one of the biggest giveaways I think I have ever seen an author give! You can learn more about it here:
The Song of Unmaking
About the BookHe was once the greatest champion in the land. Then he disappeared. With Nemesia's defeat, the Barlows have helped turn the tide in the Hidden Lands. But the victory is short-lived. An even greater evil stirs in the north with a fierce new army bent on destruction. As the twins, Gabe and Garret, discover their own special powers, a thin thread of hope emerges: long ago, a fabled king was rescued from death on our world and hidden on Karac Tor. Who is …

So far, so good

The nifty word count widgets aren't up yet for National Novel Writing Month, but I thought I'd check in and tell you I have 11,669 written on my novel so far. I am, interestingly, exactly where I should be for today. I wanted to get ahead, but there were too many other things going on today in my head and in my world for me to work on noveling. However, I discovered a fun plot twist tonight that should really get me going for at least the next few thousand words!

My Wilder Life

Interesting insights, November 5, 2011 This review is from: The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie (Hardcover) I have been a Laura Ingalls Wilder nut since I was about seven years old, and I have a collection of many books about Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder Lane. So for me, most (maybe 90%) of the information and facts given here were not new. I have also visited the De Smet and Mansfield historical sites more than once over the years.

That said, McClure's journey as depicted in the book was interesting. I enjoyed her interactions with the folks who run the historical sites, and I loved that she got her boyfriend to read the books too. I identified with her grown-up disillusionment after reading some of the literary analyses.

The resources in the back were helpful as well, since there has been more Wilder/Lane scholarship in the past five years.

Overall, I think many readers of the "Little House" series of books will enjoy the …

Blogging for Stuff

I'm not usually one for blogging as a commercial, unless it's a book. But I got involved with She awhile ago, and they've moved from posting opinions on their site to a blogger program. I have been a fan of Torani syrups for awhile now, as I'm a fan of when Torani sponsored a blog program, I signed up right away.
I am drinking coffee with some salted caramel syrup in it, and it's really yummy.
Please know I won't be doing sponsored posts or anything overly spammy. That's not me.

I received two bottles of Torani syrup in exchange for my opinion about Torani flavored syrups. My opinions are my own.

Love on the Line

Welcome to the Lit Fuse blog tour for Love on the Line.
About the book:

It's a Battle of Wills ... and Love Is on the Line!

Rural switchboard operator Georgie Gail is proud of her independence in a man's world . . . which makes it twice as vexing when the telephone company sends a man to look over her shoulder.

Dashing Luke Palmer is more than he appears though. He's a Texas Ranger working undercover to infiltrate a notorious gang of train robbers. Repairing telephones and tangling with this tempestuous woman is the last thing he wants to do. But when his stakeout puts Georgie in peril, he realizes more than his job is on the line.

About Deeanne:

Deeanne Gist--known to her family, friends, and fans as Dee--has rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her very original, very fun historical & contemporary romances. Add to this three RITA nominations, two consecutive Christy Awards, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan base, and you've got one …