• Books,  Celebrate Lit

    Their Daring Hearts by Sharlene MacLaren

    About the Book Author: Sharlene MacLaren Genre: Christian Historical Romance (Civil War) Release Date: Jan 9, 2018 Levi Albright rebelled against his Quaker roots to fight for abolition in the Union army in the first year of the Civil War. Two years later, 19-year-old destitute orphan Josephine Winters, with her chopped hair, boy’s clothes, and new name, “Snipp,” enlists in the Union army out of desperation. Just over five feet tall and barely weighing as much as a newborn calf, Snipp seems to Levi to be barely old enough to hold “his” gun. But despite being teased by the regiment, Snipp quickly earns admiration for skill with a musket and…

  • Art, Craft and Creativity

    Crocheting … loops and chains …

    That’s really all it is, loops over loops over loops.  I know, many people are bewildered by the odd words, images and details and to some, it looks like magic.  But it’s really just making chains.  It’s history, much like macrame is from men making fishing nets a long, long time ago. My history with it goes back to the summer between grammar school and high school, which found me keeping occupied with my various interests (even back then), and crocheting was my newest one.  I used a money gift from my grandparents and bought some yarn, a hook and a crochet magazine and sat down to teach myself how…

  • Books,  Celebrate Lit

    A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand

    About the Book Title: A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill Author: Jennifer Beckstrand Genre: Christian Amish Fiction Release Date: December 26, 2017 Elsie Helmuth’s plain-spoken ways got her in trouble once before, so she needs to make a good impression at her new teaching job. But she’s not about to let disabled student Wally Sensenig work below his potential. And she definitely won’t put up with his hot-headed older brother sabotaging her efforts, no matter how handsome he is. . . Sam is nearly at the end of his rope caring for his ailing, widowed mother, working their farm, and raising his siblings. He’ll admit Elsie’s ideas are bringing Wally out…

  • Books,  Celebrate Lit

    A Song Unheard by Roseanna M. White

    About the Book Title: A Song Unheard Author: Roseanna M. White Genre: Christian Historical Fiction Release Date: January 2, 2018 Willa Forsythe is both a violin prodigy and top-notch thief, which makes her the perfect choice for a crucial task at the outset of World War I—to steal a cypher from a famous violinist currently in Wales. Lukas De Wilde has enjoyed the life of fame he’s won—until now, when being recognized nearly gets him killed. Everyone wants the key to his father’s work as a cryptologist. And Lukas fears that his mother and sister, who have vanished in the wake of the German invasion of Belgium, will pay the…

  • Books,  Celebrate Lit

    Food For Thought by Janet Lynn Mitchell

    About the Book Title: Food for Thought Author: Janet Lynn Mitchell Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help Release Date: December 1, 2017 Food for Thought is filled with personalized verses just for you. It’s been written to help you claim God’s Word as your own. The thoughts included within the verses are from fellow dieters. Food for Thought is not meant to be a substitute for actual Scripture, but an addition, bringing you new insight, perspective, hope and encouragement as you move toward and reach your weight-loss goal. Blank pages have been placed in the back so that you can add additional Scripture and/or words of encouragement. Recite these verses and include them…