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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

THAT’LL DO PIPPIN! by Anne Kaufmann


THAT'LL DO PIPPIN! by Anne Kaufmann


Title: THAT’LL DO PIPPIN!

Author: Anne Kaufmann

Publisher: Brownridge Publishing

Pages: 68

Genre: Children’s Picture Book




Pippin and Nigel are two charming puppy brothers who live on a
wonderful farm. They are best buddies and do everything together. They
are full of mischief, energy and fun! Pippin is the smaller puppy who
wants with all his heart to be like his brother Nigel. Nigel is brave.
Nigel is strong. Nigel is smart. One day, the puppies escape from their
yard into the woods where they experience many adventures. Nigel is
always there to help and protect Pippin. Then Pippin solves a dangerous
problem all by himself and learns that it is okay just to be Pippin.



This story teaches young children the importance of believing in
themselves and that they each have their own wonderful gifts and
abilities.





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My review:

This is a cute Children's book written by Anne Kaufmann. It is about dogs. Who doesn't love dog's? I do I have 2. When the book first begins 5 of 7 Boarder Collie puppies leave the liter for new homes. Nigel and Pippin remain. This is Pippin's story. Nigel and Pippin are brothers and best friends and they are opposites. Nigel is loud and rambunctious while Pippin is meek and quiet.  Pippin wants to be just like Nigel. The main idea of the story to me is finding your hidden courage. When Nigel gets in trouble with a large ram Pippin saves the day.

This is an amazing feel good story and the kids loved it. The pictures in the book which there are a lot of them are all done in watercolor. They are adorable pictures. We all enjoyed the book and can't wait to see what adventures Pippin and Nigel get into next.






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Pippin had a
wish. He wanted to be like Nigel. Nigel was brave. Nigel was strong. Nigel was
smart. Everyone admired Nigel.


































 










Anne Kaufmann is both the illustrator and author of the Pippin and Nigel
adventure series for young children. She is the also the author of
“Glenn Gould: Sketches of Solitude.” Anne is a former teacher librarian.
She studied English Literature at Wilfrid Laurier University and the
University of Toronto. Her passions include music, books, animals and
creating nature journals. She has shared her life with dogs, horses,
cats and birds.A nature lover, she spends many hours exploring the
forests north of her home and walking her dogs, Indy, Maya and Pippin.
She loves spending time with her horse, Aria. Some of her favourite
childhood memories include summers at her cottage on Lake Simcoe,
settling back on the family couch reading while listening to her dad’s
weekly String Quartet group, playing with her dogs and wishing for a
horse. She is currently working on the third book of the Pippin and
Nigel Adventure series and  a historical fiction novel on the great
Canadian horse and Kentucky Derby winner, Northern Dancer. She lives in
Ontario, Canada.







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Book Blast Lacewood by Jessica James


Lacewood
by Jessica James


~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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GENRE: Women’s Fiction
Thrust together by chance. Bound together by destiny. A disillusioned socialite and a special operations veteran find a way to save a small town while healing themselves. A haunting read about the journey to restore an abandoned 200-year-old mansion and the secrets it reveals about a long-lost love.










Read an Excerpt



Turning in a circle, Katie studied the room again. Faded wallpaper curled and peeled above the dusty wainscoting, but the walls themselves appeared sturdy. On the far side of the entryway, and dominating the wall, stood a mammoth fireplace with an ornately carved hearth. Her attention was immediately drawn to a painting of a woman in nineteenth century dress that hung prominently over the mantel.



“Who is she?”



The sheriff turned to the dusty, sun-bleached portrait in the heavy carved guilt frame. “One of the previous owners, they say.” He shrugged. “The family history kind of got lost with the house. Everyone around here calls her the Widow of Lacewood.”



Katie stood spellbound. The woman was clothed completely in black, but the magnificence of the gown gave the impression of sophistication and class. Her chin was slightly elevated as if to project strength, yet there was more than a hint of sorrow and pain in her eyes.



“She looks so sad.” Katie spoke without removing her gaze. “And so young. How could she be a widow?”



The sheriff had already started to walk away, but he turned back and glanced at the painting. “Not sure, but they say she never remarried.”



Katie’s heart suddenly struggled to beat. The anguish in the woman’s eyes kept her riveted. She could see the pain. Feel a heart ripped apart. Something was missing that could never be replaced. Katie had felt such loss before. In a way that’s why she was here.



“You coming?”



Katie heard the sheriff calling from the next room, and turned to follow. With one quick glance back, she noticed particles of dust now swirled and danced in a shaft of light, almost like a living thing. Her breath caught in her throat as the dust seemed to materialize into the form of a woman, her eyes dull with the same tortured despair and disbelief as the one in the portrait.



Katie jerked her head around for a closer look and blinked. The woman was gone.



About the Author:

Jessica James believes in honor, duty, and true love—and that’s what she writes about in her award-winning novels that span the ages from the Revolutionary War to modern day.



She is a two-time winner of the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, and has won more than a dozen other literary awards, including a Readers' Favorite International Book Award and a Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America. Her novels have been used in schools and are available in hundreds of libraries including Harvard and the U.S. Naval Academy.



James is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Historical Novel Society, and the Independent Book Publishers Association.



Website: https://www.jessicajamesbooks.com

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Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lacewood-Novel-Place-Jessica-James-ebook/dp/B07PW8BQJ4

BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lacewood-jessica-james/1129617849


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The Immortal Brotherhood Series by Alesha Escobar & H.M. Jones


The
Immortals
The
Immortal Brotherhood Book 1
by
Alesha Escobar & H.M. Jones


Genre:
Paranormal Fantasy

Raina
Black steals treasures from warlords, spies on governments and
corporations, and sleeps like a baby at night. But after a
particularly rough job where she inexplicably wakes up in a tomb in
Cairo, things get weird.


First,
Noah Mason, a man she swears she saw die, approaches her, claiming to
be a demon hunter. Then, Noah insists she must fulfill her family
legacy by helping him restore the Immortal Brotherhood...before all
hell breaks loose.

But
Raina wants no part of it. Going up against dark supernatural forces
is above her pay grade. However, when the promise of a cure for her
terminally ill sister hangs in the balance, Raina decides that the
Immortal Brotherhood could solve her problems.

Between
dodging bounty hunters, non-sparkly vampires, and Noah Mason’s
smoldering gaze, Raina has to use her skill and wit to pull off the
most dangerous job she’s ever taken on.






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A
Discovery of Faeries
The
Immortal Brotherhood Book 2

When
Noah Mason’s boss ventures into Faerieland and doesn’t return, he
figures he ought to get her back before apocalyptic chaos reigns.

Lady
Arabella is the only person on earth who can open and shut doorways
to the mythical land of magic and terror, and if her power falls into
the wrong hands, everyone’s screwed.


But,
he’s not going alone.
The
raven-haired Raina Black with her powerful Seer Stone is by his side,
joined by Chinonso the Reaper and Thomas the Time Traveler.
Unfortunately, they all must tolerate Raina’s double-crossing
sister Trixie, as well.  After her brush with dark magic, they
don’t trust her to be left alone, and her gift with sorcery may
come in handy.
In
this second installment, the Immortal Brotherhood faces down
otherworldly creatures, trying not to bring on the wrath of the
Faerie Queen, while also outmaneuvering  a secret society
seeking to possess powers never meant for men. Throw into the mix a
bloodthirsty serial killer with dangerous magic at his command, and
the Brotherhood has their work cut out for them.




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Alesha
Escobar writes fantasy to support her chocolate habit. She enjoys
reading everything from Tolkien and the Dresden Files, to the
Hellblazer comics and classic literature. She’s the author of the
bestselling Gray Tower Trilogy, an action-packed supernatural
thriller set in an alternate World War II. The trilogy hit the
bestsellers lists at Amazon (Top 60 in the entire Kindle store), as
well as iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble online, and Amazon
UK.


Alesha
is also the co-author of the bestselling Aria Knight Chronicles and
Immortal Brotherhood series.

Besides
being a loving warrior mom to her six children, she enjoys crafts,
consuming more coffee than is necessary, and spending time with her
husband Luis, a 20-year art veteran for The Simpsons television show.










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Druid's Portal by Cindy Tomamichel


Druid's
Portal: The First Journey
by
Cindy Tomamichel

Genre:
Time Travel Romance, Historical Fantasy


A
portal closed for 2,000 years.


An ancient religion twisted by
modern greed.

A love that crosses the centuries.

An
ancient druid pendant shows archaeologist Janet visions of Roman
soldier Trajan. The visions are of danger, death, and love—but are
they a promise or a curse?

Her
fiancé Daman abandons her before the wedding, her beloved museum is
ransacked, and a robed man vanishes before her eyes. Haunted by
visions of a time she knows long gone, Janet teeters on the edge of a
breakdown.

In
the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall and 2,000 years back in time, Janet’s
past and present collide. Daman has vowed to drive the invaders from
the shores of Britain and march his barbarian hordes to Rome. Trajan
swears vengeance against the man who threatens both his loves—Janet
and the Empire.

Time
is running out—for everyone.










Druid's
Portal : The Second Journey

A
love that can never be.


Ethan—latest guardian of the Arwen
pendant—finds his heritage of time travel a burden he can scarcely
endure. Rowena—last of the line of Daman—is a soldier in the
Celtic army, forced to perform deeds that haunt her. Both tormented
by visions of the other, separated by barriers of time.

A time
that should not exist.

Rowena flees the catastrophic end of
her time but is trapped by an ancient family pact with an evil
goddess. Desperate to save her, Ethan crosses over into her timeline,
where his parents never met, and Daman—their greatest
enemy—rules.
The past is ruled by a man who knows the
future.

Thirty days to stop a goddess taking over her body.
Thirty days to save his timeline. Together they will fight their way
through an altered history to the dark past of Stonehenge.

But
time is running out—for everyone.












Cindy
Tomamichel is a multi-genre writer. Escape the everyday with time
travel action adventure novels, scifi and fantasy stories or tranquil
scenes for relaxation. 

Find
a world where the heroines don’t wait to be rescued, and the heroes
earn that title the hard way. 
The
Druid’s Portal series is a genre blend of action, adventure,
romance, time travel and magical historical fantasy set in Roman
Britain.











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Lacewood by Jessica James



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Women’s
Fiction/Contemporary Romance
Date
Published
: 6/18/2019

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Sometimes
love is just too powerful for one lifetime…

MOVING
TO A SMALL TOWN in Virginia is a big change for New York socialite Katie
McCain. But when she stumbles across an abandoned 200-year-old mansion, she’s
enthralled by the enduring beauty of the neglected estate—and captivated by the
haunting portrait of a woman in mourning.

Purchasing
the property on a whim, Katie attempts to fit in with the colorful characters
in the town of New Hope, while trying to unravel the mystery of the “widow of
Lacewood.” As she pieces together the previous owner’s heartrending story,
Katie uncovers secrets the house has held for centuries, and discovers the key
to coming to terms with her own sense of loss.

The
past and present converge when hometown hero Will Durham returns and begins his
own healing process by helping the “city girl” restore the place that holds so
many memories. As the mystic web of destiny is woven, a love story that might
have been lost forever is exposed, and a destiny that has been waiting in the
shadows for centuries is fulfilled.



Part
love story, part ghost story, Lacewood is a timeless novel about trusting in
fate, letting go of the past, and believing in things that can’t be seen.

A
powerful and poignant tale that vividly conveys the heartache of war, the
tragedy of loss, and the fulfillment of destiny…even when souls are separated
by centuries. Lacewood takes readers on a journey that connects the past with
the present—and the present with eternity.








Excerpt

Turning
in a circle, Katie studied the room again. Faded wallpaper curled and peeled
above the dusty wainscoting, but the walls themselves appeared sturdy. On the
far side of the entryway, and dominating the wall, stood a mammoth fireplace
with an ornately carved hearth. And above the mantle hung a captivating
painting of a woman in nineteenth-century dress.

“Who
is she?”

The
sheriff turned to the dusty, sun-bleached portrait in the heavy carved guilt
frame. “One of the previous owners, they say.” He shrugged. “The family history
kind of got lost with the house. Everyone around here calls her the Widow of
Lacewood.”

Katie
stood spellbound. The woman was dressed completely in black, but the
magnificence of the gown gave the impression of sophistication and class. Her
chin was slightly elevated as if to project strength, yet there was more than a
hint of sorrow and pain in her eyes.

“She
looks so sad.” Katie spoke without removing her gaze. “And so young. How could
she be a widow?”

The
sheriff had already started to walk away, but he turned back and glanced at the
painting. “Not sure, but they say she never remarried. She’s the one out in the
cemetery, too, I reckon.”

Katie’s
heart suddenly struggled to beat. The anguish in the woman’s eyes kept her
riveted. She could see the pain. Feel a heart ripped apart. Something was
missing that could never be replaced. Katie had felt such loss before. In a
way, that’s why she was here.

“You
coming?”

Katie
heard the sheriff calling from the next room, and turned to follow. With one
quick glance back, she noticed particles of dust now swirled and danced in a
shaft of light, almost like a living thing. Her breath caught in her throat as
the dust seemed to materialize into the form of a woman, her eyes dull with the
same tortured despair and disbelief as the one in the portrait.

Katie
jerked her head around for a closer look and blinked. The woman was gone.


About
the author:

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Jessica
James believes in honor, duty, and true love—and that’s what she writes about
in her award-winning novels that span the ages from the Revolutionary War to
modern day.

She
is a three-time winner of the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, and
has won more than a dozen other literary awards, including a Readers' Favorite
International Book Award and a Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of
America. Her novels have been used in schools and are available in hundreds of
libraries including Harvard and the U.S. Naval Academy.



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10-Code By Freya Barker



Title: 10- Code (Rock Point #4) 
Author: Freya Barker 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Release Date: June 17, 2019 



As a forty-one-year-old mother of three boys, working two jobs, Marya Berger doesn’t have the time or energy to consider a relationship. Especially after a lifetime of poor choices in the romance department. But when the disappearance of a young boy strikes a little too close to home, and a younger man she’s tried to ignore offers his help, she doesn’t stand in the way.
Single father, Dylan Barnes, the junior member of the La Plata County FBI team at thirty-three, has his focus firmly on his job and his son, Max. He’s certainly not looking to complicate his life, when he finds himself at his son’s soccer game, sitting beside the spirited brunette he can’t get out of his mind. Fate, however, appears to have different plans.
When an unspeakable crime draws the attention of the FBI, Dylan finds himself torn between his job and his instinctive need to protect Marya and her boys.

Available in Kindle Unlimited























Freya Barker inspires with her stories about 'real’ people, perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy. 
She is the author of the Cedar Tree and Portland, ME Series, the Northern Lights Collection and the Rock Point Series. She is also co-author of the SnapShot Series.
To see Freya's complete backlist, or to find out what is coming down the pipe, visit freyabarker.com.  




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