Win a Green Beans Coffee Gift Basket!

To celebrate the soon-to-be-released novel, Flowers from Afghanistan, I’m giving away a Green Beans Chai Lovers Gift Basket. Part of the magic of a novel for me is incorporating actual places and businesses in the story, as I’m able. Writing Flowers from Afghanistan, I felt as if I were sitting at the table outside Green Beans Coffee with Mac, Glenn, and Gul Hadi. The mountains towered in the distance. The smells of diesel fuel from MRAPs competed with the warm, homey aroma of fresh coffee. I was happy to include Green Beans in my novel because the real Green Beans does something pretty awesome. They have a program titled “Cup of Joe for a Joe.” For $2.50 you can send a cup of coffee to a service member serving overseas. 15 minutes of home, is what they call it. That’s something I can get behind. Please sign up for my newsletter and a chance to win this gift basket. You’ll receive a newsletter four times a year, with updates on my latest project and special trivia and a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to complete a novel.

If you’d like to send a Cup of Joe for a Joe, that would be pretty cool too!

https://www.greenbeanscoffee.com/products/cup-of-joe-for-a-joe

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Blessings!

Suzy

 

The World’s Longest Yard Sale

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – This year marks 30 years for the world’s longest yard sale. It stretches 690 miles through six states: Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and of course, Alabama. Those participating in The Longest Yard Sale prepare the entire year. “You know everybody’s got their own thing. Whether it be old antiques to new city…

via The Longest Yard Sale is back on Lookout Mountain — WHNT.com

Mumbai’s First Little Free Library

She came across an article about the Little Free Library in the Oprah Magazine. Being an avid reader she went up to her mom saying “Can we also start one?” At 13 where most kids are busy with their friends, gadgets, this girl choose to share her collection of books with the others. She had everything set in her mind in terms of the design. Lets hear from this teen Kiara Rohit Roy, who has set up Mumbai’s 1st Little Free Library on 19th June 2016. Register today at https://in.explara.com/e/expresso or call 9820845436MuMumbai Little Free Library

A magical adventure

Greetings from Little Free Library #36424 in Huntsville, Alabama, USA! It’s so nice to see you doing this for your community!

Freeland Little Free Library

Running a Little Free Library  in our rural English village is proving to be quite the adventure. We had previously received a book donation from an author in America, and within the last few weeks this book arrived, sent to us all the way from Zimbabwe!

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Author Chellie Conlon wrote this children’s book to help raise money to protect Zimbabwe’s wildlife. More information can be found about the book on the author’s facebook page. She saw our LFL Facebook page, and since Chellie has relatives in the UK that use our Little Free Library, she asked if she could send us a copy of her book. Thank you so much, Chellie!

If you would like to support the book, a Kindle edition is available for purchase from Amazon.

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The Pug List by Alison Hodgson

“What if a wheezing, sneezing, allegedly house-trained, ticking time bomb of an orphan pug is the key to helping a family feel at home again, after an arsonist set their house—and life—on fire? If you asked me, I would have said it’s a bad idea; we can do better. Unfortunately no one asked me, and The Pug List is my family’s story.”~Alison Hodgson
 
Alison Hodgson takes you on a ride that requires you to buckle your emotional seat belt. Her refreshingly candid story tells how her family went through the loss of everything when their home burned to the ground. The key words are “went through”, for Alison lays the map out, word by word, on how this stalwart family regained their footing.
I was especially impressed by the teamwork she and her husband displayed in trying to help their children cope with such a loss. Their dedication to healing their children is heart warming to read. Even when the last thing on Alison’s list was a pug; she knew it was the first thing on her daughter’s list. I was privileged to hear Alison Hodgson speak at The Breathe Conference in Michigan last fall, and her book was on my “to read” list. I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggersbook review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.
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Forever My Little Girl, by Karen Kingsbury

This is a pint-sized gift book. This is the perfect time of year to purchase and gift this book to a special little girl who has grown into a woman you want to honor. Graduation, or Weddings, any special occasion that you would want to honor your daughter. The rhyming verses follow the life of a special child from birth to adulthood. Karen Kingsbury’s words are always sweet and full of grace and this book is no exception. Have tissues handy when you read this book. It is sentimental and sweet and guaranteed to send the message to a young woman you love that she is cherished and special. The illustrations are poignant.I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers IMG_5596.jpg book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. A copy of this book has been placed in Little Free Library #36424, Nonni’s Place, Huntsville, Alabama.

Kid’s Quest Study Bible Review

The updated version of the Kid’s Quest Study Bible is 1618 pages long and in hardback. The cover has been updated with more color. The text is New International Reader’s Version and is printed in easy to read blue ink instead of harsh black. The thing that I find interesting about this children’s Bible is the blue cartoon inserts at the bottom of some pages. These illustrations take questions that might arise from the text and answer them in child-friendly language. The illustration also contains related verses for the reader to look up. The chapter headings are in red ink, which makes them stand out well. The words of Christ are not in red, which I would have preferred. It always seems easier when you are studying to already have His words highlighted, but they chose not to do that in this version. There is a Topical Index at the back of the Bible, which I find helpful. The best feature at the end of the Bible is the Dictionary. I’m thankful they included this as I feel it gives children a ready resource if they are not familiar with some of the Biblical terms. I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <[…]> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. This book is now available in the Little Free Library #36424, Nonni’s Place in Huntsville, Alabama.IMG_5597.jpg