FREE TODAY – Yellow Crocus is Laila Ibrahim’s debut novel and it has received rave reviews from people who were surprised at how much beauty and pleasure they could derive from a story that is largely about slavery in the antebellum south.
In 1837, Lisbeth Wainwright is born to the white mistress of a sprawling Virginia plantation. Seconds later, she is delivered into the arms of her black wet nurse, Mattie. For a field hand like Mattie, her transfer to the big house is supposed to be considered an honor—except that the move tears Mattie away from her beloved grandfather and her infant son, Samuel. But Mattie is a slave, with no say in the matter, and so she devotes herself to her master’s daughter, though she longs to be raising her own child. Growing up under Mattie’s tender care, little Lisbeth adopts the woman’s deep-seated faith in God, her love of music and black-eyed peas, and the tradition of hunting for yellow crocuses in the early days of spring.
As the years pass, Lisbeth is drawn slowly back into her white parents’ world and begins to learn the ins and outs of life for a high-born young lady. Still she retains her connection to Mattie, befriending Samuel and drifting comfortably between the two worlds. She accepts her parents’ assertion that their slaves depend upon them for guidance and protection, yet that notion becomes more and more difficult to believe as she gains awareness of the inequality of life in the big house versus the slave quarters. When, on the threshold of her society wedding to debonair Edward Cunningham, Lisbeth bears witness to a shockingly brutal act, the final vestiges of her naiveté crumble around her. Just twenty-one years old, she is forced to choose between what is socially acceptable and what is right, a decision that will change her life forever.
This compelling historical novel chronicles young Lisbeth Wainwright’s coming-of-age during one of the most difficult chapters of American history. Lisbeth’s powerful bond with Mattie makes her loss of innocence in the face of society’s ugly secrets all the more heartbreaking, and yet it is the courage she learns from her stand in mother that enables Lisbeth to blaze a new path for herself. Yellow Crocus offers moving proof of how the greatest social change often blooms forth from small personal acts of love.
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FREE TODAY – I saw one of those hokey posts on Facebook yesterday that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about. It was comparing how people without kids think about “good times” and how people with kids think about “good times.” There isn’t much that’s better than having kids curled up on your lap engrossed in a good book.
Lily Lemon Blossom: Welcome to Lily’s Room is a beautifully illustrated book that your children are sure to enjoy.
Madeline Whittington, daughter of the deceased Earl of Richfield, emerges from English society’s prescribed period of mourning in the winter of 1815. Madeline believes that she no longer belongs in a world of gossip and gowns; instead she wants to help the orphans living within the walls of Ashcroft Insane Asylum. Once there, she discovers a dark secret within the asylum walls.
Because of his elder brother’s unexpected death, Devlin Greyson becomes Earl of Ravensmoore and struggles between two worlds: one of affluence and privilege and one of poverty and disease. Torn between his desire to become a doctor and the numerous responsibilities of his title, he wrestles with God’s will for his future. Will he be able to honor this God-given gift and win the woman he falls in love with in a society that does not value gentlemen who work? And will Lady Madeline Whittington be able to honor her father’s memory when she is attracted to the one man who could destroy the promise she made to her father?
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FREE TODAY – Rita Gerlach’s Beside Two Rivers, book two in the Daughters of the Potomac series. is a tale of love won and love lost, and the faith to find it again.
From the banks of the Potomac to the misty moors of England, Darcy follows a path where the secrets of the past slowly rise to the surface in this dramatic saga that began in Before the Scarlet Dawn. She meets Ethan Brennan, an aspiring English horse breeder, who embraces her independent spirit and marvels at the simplicity of her faith. Ethan and Darcy fall in love, but are kept apart by a promise to another and a sworn oath to a dying woman whose long-hidden secret threatens Darcy’s and Ethan’s lives.
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FREE TODAY – Want to add a little trivia fun to your Super Bowl Party? Want to know more than the rest of your Super Bowl guests about the San Francisco 49’ers star quarterback Colin Kaepernick? Then download The Ultimate Colin Kaepernick Fun Fact and Trivia Book today.
Colin Kaepernick has taken the NFL by storm. After subbing for an injured Alex Smith, Kaepernick secured his spot as the 49’ers starting quarterback with fantastic play. He is a versatile player with running skills not seen by a quarterback in the NFL in some time. He has beat teams with both his legs and his arms. Now, find out more about him.
The Ultimate Colin Kaepernick Fun Fact and Trivia Book contains well over 150 pieces of trivia, little known information, and fun facts about this great young NFL star. This is perfect for you if you are curious about your favorite player, want to impress your co-workers, need information for a trivia contest, or even if you want to win a bet or two with family or friends. There are some hard to find tidbits in here including stuff related to his pro days, college days, and even his life away from football. This is exactly what the title says it is, the Ultimate Colin Kaepernick Fun Fact And Trivia Book.
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Hillsdale College professor and National Review journalist, John J. Miller, has written what has to be my favorite read of 2012. The First Assassin is a well researched historical fiction thriller.
Winter 1861: the United States teeters on the brink of civil war. In Washington, D.C., Colonel Charles P. Rook is tapped to organize the district’s security and to protect president-elect Abraham Lincoln from the death threats pouring in to the White House. He surrounds the president with bodyguards and fills the city’s rooftops with sharpshooters, diligently investigating the conspiracies being fomented with increasing intensity by Southern secessionists. Yet amidst the chaos and confusion, a foreigner slips unnoticed into the teeming city. Hired by a wealthy Southern planter to eliminate President Lincoln and destroy the Union once and for all, the assassin catches Rook’s attention by cutting down anyone who gets in his way. As the bodies begin to pile up, Rook realizes he is caught in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with a cold-blooded killer who will stop at nothing to complete his mission. Rook’s only hope is Portia, a runaway slave who holds the key to the assassin’s identity—if she can stay alive long enough to deliver it. Packed with dynamic characters, rich period detail, and a chillingly sinister villain, The First Assassin is a riveting thriller for fans of historical fiction.
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I have had a lot of discussions lately about prayer and other crucial questions about the Christian faith. Dr. R. C. Sproul is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education ministry based near Orlando, Florida. He also serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrews in Sanford, Florida, and as the president of the Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies. His teaching can be heard on the daily radio program Renewing Your Mind.
He is the author of more than seventy books, including The Holiness of God, Chosen by God, The Invisible Hand, Faith Alone, A Taste of Heaven, Truths We Confess, The Truth of the Cross, and The Prayer of the Lord. He also served as general editor of The Reformation Study Bible and has written several childrens books, including The Princes Poison Cup.
Several years ago, Sproul authored a series of books entitled the Crucial Questions Series. Each book answers crucial questions about the Christian faith. In Does Prayer Change Things? Sproul tackles the difficult question of how an all-knowing God is influenced by prayer.
Does prayer make any difference? Does it really change anything? Yes, says Dr. R. C. Sproul in this Crucial Questions booklet. Though we cannot hope that our prayers will change God’s mind, prevailing upon Him to act against His will, we can be sure that prayer does change things including our own hearts. Plus, it is one of the chief means by which God carries out His will in the world.
For these reasons, Dr. Sproul argues, prayer has a vital place in the life of the Christian. In short chapters packed with practical wisdom, he unveils the purpose, the pattern, the practice, the prohibitions, and the power of prayer, calling Christians to come before God’s presence with joy and hope.
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Book Seven: Can I Be Sure I’m Saved?
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Super Bowl Week book deals continue. This time it’s Baltimore Raven’s Right Tackle, Michael Oher’s story. You’ve seen the Academy Award Winning Film, The Blind Side that tells the story of Oher. Now read his autobiography. In I Beat The Odds: From Homelessness to the Blind Side and Beyond, the football star made famous in the hit film (and book) The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller.
Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, Michael talks about the goals he had to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family. Eventually he grasped onto football as his ticket out and worked hard to make his dream into a reality. With his adoptive family, the Touhys, and other influential people in mind, he describes the absolute necessity of seeking out positive role models and good friends who share the same values to achieve one’s dreams. Sharing untold stories of heartache, determination, courage, and love, I Beat the Odds is an incredibly rousing tale of one young man’s quest to achieve the American dream.
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The Road Back: Adrian Peterson’s Path to Recovery and Domination in the NFL, is a Star Tribune E-Book.
Adrian Peterson had major surgery on his left knee on Dec. 30, 2011, making it unlikely the Vikings’ All-Pro running back would be ready for the start of the 2012 NFL season. He vowed to return better than ever, even as his team tried to temper enthusiasm. Over the past year, Star Tribune writers chronicled Peterson’s offseason recovery, his impatient training camp, his return to the field and the remarkable second half of his season. The Road Back brings together the Star Tribune’s exclusive coverage of Peterson’s pursuit of NFL records and efforts to lead his team into the playoffs.
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