May 29, 2013

The Face of the Earth by Deborah Raney + $200 Date Night Giveaway

I just finished reading Deborah Raney's The Face of the Earth and was thrilled! This book will leave you on the edge of your seat as you pray for each of the characters. It's an amazing tale of love, hope, and starting again. Mitch, the main character begins the story by arriving home from work to find that his wife never made it home from her trip. The police search and find nothing so Mitch enlists the help of Jill's best friend, and his next door neighbor, to help him find his missing wife. Finding her is an adventure you won't want to miss!

Deborah is celebrating with a fun "Date Night" Giveaway (win a $200 Visa Cash Card!) and an Author Chat Party on Facebook! {5/30}
   One winner will receive:
  • A $200 Visa Cash Card (Use that to catch up with a loved one – your spouse, friend, sister, mom…whomever!)
  • The Face of the Earth by Deborah Raney
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 29th. Winner will be announced at the "The Face of the Earth" Facebook Author Chat Party on May 30th. Connect with Deborah for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Deborah will also be sharing a sneak peek of her next book and giving away books and fun gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of The Face of the Earth and join Deborah on the evening of May 30th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 30th!

May 23, 2013

Once Upon A Prince by Rachel Hauck with Kindle Giveaway

PrinceHauck300Rachel Hauck is celebrating the release of Once Upon a Prince with a fun "Royal Wedding" Giveaway and connecting with readers at her May 28th Facebook Party.

I just finished reading Hauck's book and loved every moment of it. I think every girl dreams of finding her prince charming and I loved reading about Susanna, the everyday girl who is saved by her royal prince. It's a story of true love, hard work, and tough decisions. You won't want to put it down as you follow these to amazing people through the journey of making big decisions!

One "royal" winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Once Upon a Prince by Rachel Hauck
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 27th. Winner will be announced at the "Once Upon a Prince" Facebook Author Chat Party on May 28th. Connect with Rachel for an evening of book chat, wedding trivia, laughter, and more! Rachel will also be sharing a sneak peek at the next book in the series and giving away books and fun gift certificates throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of Once Upon a Prince and join Rachel on the evening of May 28th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today

May 22, 2013

The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer + Giveaway

Tricia Goyer is celebrating the release of her lastest novel, The Promise Box (Zondervan), by hosting an Amish Baking Box giveaway and connecting with readers during her June 12th Book Chat Party!

There is something about finding the perfect match to partner with you through mortality that is magical. Everyone deserves to find that perfect match, I'm so glad that I found mine, and I love watching and reading about others finding theirs. This is exactly what happens in The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer.
When Lydia goes home to the Amish town of West Kootenai, Montana for her mother's funeral she goes with the intention to help her father get things put back together but something inside her seems to connect with something that was missing when she lived with the Amish in the past. As a change begins to take place Lydia is gifted a box that was left by her mother with stories of her childhood that change her life.
Lydia is an amazing character and Goyer introduces her in a way that made me fall in love. This is a fabulous book that you won't want to miss!

One "promising" winner will receive:
  • Apron, hot mitts, and kitchen towels
  • Amish baking items (rolling pin, pie plate, etc...)
  • Sherry Gore's Simply Delicious Amish Cooking
  • The Memory Jar and The Promise Box by Tricia Goyer 
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 11th. Winner will be announced at the "The Promise Box" Facebook Author Chat Party on June 12th. Connect with Tricia for an evening of Amish fun - book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! Tricia will also share an exclusive look at the next book book in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series and give away books and other fun prizes throughout the evening.

So grab your copy of The Promise Box and join Tricia on the evening of June 12th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today

Pull Ups for Exercise

May 20, 2013

Kerr Emergency Vacation

We have had an emergency at the Kerr house and we are currently offline. Have no fear, we are all safe and will be back but I am taking some time to spend with my family and help us all heal after a painful event.

I wish to apologize to any companies who are waiting for a review. I have a few scheduled and will get the rest done when I get back. Again, your items are safe and the review will go up. I will let you know when this has happened and will be including a free month of sidebar ads for any reviews that I am currently holding.

If you are interested in working with us please know that I will read your email and get back to you as soon as I can. 

Our hearts are hurting but we will recover and look forward to making Kerrific even better when we get back!

May 14, 2013

Wonderfully Pink with Pink Blush

*Rant warning* Can I tell you how many sizes of clothes I have been through in the last five years? I mean honestly, I was going through my clothes over the last month as I cleaned out my closet for spring and I have every size in their from 0 to 12 and all of them are things I have worn over the last five years. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids, but my body has seen better days.

Ok, so now the good part. For me the good news is that since having baby F is that I am shrinking again. This does mean that I am still changing sizes and finding clothes that fit me for any amount of time and recently I received a great pink cardigan from Pink Blush Maternity that is a perfect fit no matter what size I'm wearing.

I absolutely love this sweater! It is the perfect sweater for our still cool Idaho mornings. I also love that I can wear it with jeans and a t-shirt or I can use it to dress up a dress at church.

If you're looking for great styles for maternity, and after, make sure you check out Pink Blush. They have some fun fashions and get new styles all of the time. The only trick is to buy quickly because their styles always sell out early, mostly because of their amazing prices. Make sure you go check out all the new spring styles before they are gone.

May 2, 2013

Every Hill & Mountain by Deborah Heal + Giveaway

Blog Tour BannerVisiting another century…not the summer vacation Abby had planned. Those who have read Time and Again and Unclaimed Legacy, the first two books in the young adult time-travel trilogy, know that Abby Thomas, is a college student on a summer service project with 11-year-old Merri. And you know that the summer is not going the way Abby had expected—but in a good way. For one thing, she meets a very nice guy named John Roberts. And for another, she discovers a strange computer program called Beautiful House that lets her fast-forward and rewind life. Not her own, of course, but those of the people who lived in Merri’s old house. And the Old Dears’ old house, and…well, any old house. And now their computer program is starting to attract attention. Since the program worked so well for the Old Dears’ family tree project, Abby’s college roommate Kate hopes it will help her find out more about her ancestor Ned Greenfield. And Kate’s fiancĂ© Ryan thinks the program has lucrative commercial potential. Abby and John reluctantly agree to help Kate, but only on the condition that she and Ryan promise to keep the program a secret, because if it fell into the wrong hands…well, no one wants Big Brother invading their privacy. The two couples take a trip to the tiny town of Equality, set in the hills of southern Illinois and the breath-taking Shawnee National Forest. According to Kate’s research, Ned Greenfield was born there at a place called Hickory Hill. The mayor, police chief, and townspeople are hospitable and helpful—until the topic of Hickory Hill comes up. They seem determined to keep them away, telling them, “There’s nothing there for you to see.” Eventually they find Hickory Hill on their own—both the mansion and the lonely hill it sits upon. Built in 1834, Hickory Hill stands sentinel over Half Moon Salt Mine where the original owner John Granger accumulated his blood-tainted fortune. Abby and her friends meet Miss Granger, Hickory Hill’s current eccentric owner, and they eventually get the chance to time-surf there. Their shocking discovery on the third floor concerning Kate’s ancestor Ned Greenfield is almost too much to bear. What they learn sends them racing to the opposite end of the state to find the missing link in Kate’s family tree. And there they are reminded that God is in the business of redemption—that one day he’ll make all things new.

I really loved Deborah Heal's first two books in this series and when she emailed me and asked me to review a third book I was thrilled. I love history and I think Deborah does a great job bringing the past too life in this series. I'm not generally big on time travel books but I think I like these so much because although they can see the past they don't interact with it so it ends up being much more realistic. If you love a good historical fiction with a little romance you will love these books!

Deborah Heal, the author of the Time and Again time travel mystery series, was born not far from the setting of her book Every Hill and Mountain and grew up “just down the road” from the setting of Time and Again. Today she lives with her husband in Waterloo, Illinois, where she enjoys reading, gardening, and learning about regional history. She has three grown children, three grandchildren, and two canine buddies Digger and Scout (a.k.a. Dr. Bob). She loves to interact with her readers, who may learn more about the history behind the books at her website and her Facebook page.
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