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Saturday, November 27

Great Finds Issue #58

What to do when you don’t live close to a book store?

Two words – Thrift Shop!

By R.L. Stine

A Time to Plant
By Kelly Eileen Hake

Logan Likes Mary Anne! (Baby-Sitters Club)
The Baby-Sitters Club: Logan Likes Mary Anne!
By Ann M. Martin

Kristy and the Walking Disaster (Baby-Sitters Club)
The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy and the Walking Disaster
By Ann M. Martin

Sweet Valley Twins: The Haunted Place
By Jamie Suzanne

Sweet Valley Twins and Friends: The Twins Get Caught
By Jamie Suzanne

Mysteries in Our National Parks: Valley of Death: A Mystery in Death Valley National Park
Valley of Death
By Gloria Shurzynshi and Alane Ferguson

Night of the Living Dummy (Goosebumps Series)
Goosebumps: Night of the Living Dead
By R.L. Stine

Say Cheese And Die! (Classic Goosebumps)
Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die
By R.L. Stine

Piano Lessons Can Be Murder (Goosebumps Series)
Goosebumps: Piano Lessons Can Be Murder
By R.L. Stine

You Can't Scare Me! (Goosebumps)
Goosebumps: You Can't Scare Me!
By R.L. Stine

Saturday, November 20

Great Finds Issue #57

What to do when you don’t live close to a book store?
Two words – Thrift Shop!


Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
Julie & Julia
by Julie Powell

Blood Dreams
Blood Dreams
by Jack MaClane

A Leap of Faith (Texas Hearts, Book 3) (Love Inspired #344)
A Leap of Faith
by Lenora Worth

A Perfect Love (Texas Hearts, Book 2) (Larger Print Love Inspired #330)
A Perfect Love
by Lenora Worth

Hometown Proposal (Love Inspired)
Hometown Proposal
by Merrille Whren

Anna's Journey
by Nancy Tomback

The Bride's Rescuer
The Bride's Rescuer
by Charlotte Douglas

And Baby Makes Five (Mule Hollow Matchmakers, Book 2)
And Baby Makes Five
by Debra Clopton

Vera's Turn for Love (Heartsong Presents #715)
Vera's Turn For Love
by Tamela Hancock Murray

Sweet Valley High Crash Landing (Copyright 1985)
Sweet Valley High: Crash Landing!
by Kate William

Sweet Valley Twins: The New Girl
by Jamie Suzanne

Karen's New Friend (Baby-Sitters Little Sister)
Baby-sitters Little Sister: Karen's New Friend
by Ann M. Martin

Stacey and the Missing Ring (Baby-Sitters Club Mystery, 1)
The Baby-sitters Club Mystery: Stacey and the Missing Ring
by Ann M. Martin

Jamie and the Mystery Quilt
by Vicki Berger Erwin

Tuesday, November 16

Blog Tour - Nightingale by Susan May Warren

BY: Susan May Warren
PUBLISHED BY: Summerside Press
ISBN: 978-1-60936-025-2
Pages: 318
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

At the end of WWII, single mother, Esther Lange, wonders if her fiancé, Linus, is still alive. Esther only knew Linus very briefly before she became pregnant with his daughter. Before Linus left for the war, he sent Ester to live with his family.

Years pass by, and now Esther is working at the hospital - tending the injured soldiers. She receives a letter from a German medic, Peter Hess. He informs her that Linus was severely injured and would not live long. Peter also sent the last letter written by Linus. In the letter, Linus tells Esther to move on.

Esther never really loved Linus, but felt trapped in the relationship after their child was born. She does not tell Linus’s parents about his fate. She is afraid they will throw her out.

Esther continues to correspond with Peter and they soon fall in love with each other. Then, Esther learns that Linus has survived.

Nightingale is a sweet, historical love tale. I easily felt for the main character Esther, who has been through so much in her life. The love story between Esther and Peter is beautifully written. Many soldiers wrote to their love ones for far, so the plot was very believable. If you enjoy an emotional romance novel, then check this book out.

*I would like to thank the Litfuse Group for sending a free copy to review.

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About the Author

About Susan May Warren: Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning author of twenty-four novels with Tyndale, Barbour and Steeple Hill. A four-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Book of the Year.

Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder of, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!) A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at:

Saturday, November 13

Great Finds Issue # 56

What to do when you don’t live close to a book store?
Two words – Thrift Shop!


Wakefields of Sweet Valley (Sweet Valley High)
Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley Saga: The Wakefields of Sweet Valley
by Kate William

A McKaslin Homecoming
A McKaslin Homecoming
by Jillian Hart

The Black Stallion Revolts
The Black Stallion Revolts
by Walter Farley

Friday, November 12

Book Blogger Hop!

Jennifer from Crazy for Books has created this meme.

If you'd like to participate, here's Jennifer's instructions:

Every day I seem to find another book blog that I start following. In the spirit of the Friday Follow, I thought it would be cool to do a Book Blog Hop to give us all bookies a chance to connect and find new blogs that we may be missing out on! It will also give blog readers a chance to find other book blogs that they may not know existed!

So, if you'd like to participate, just repost this on your blog, sign MckLinky and check out other blogs in MckLinky! Let's connect and make new book bloggy friends!! So, if you consider yourself a book blogger, come join the fun!

Question of the week: If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?

My answer: I would like to start with the first book, but there have been times where I start with book two or three.