Free Coloring Bookmarks

I’m going to be adding freebies to the eBook Review Gal website. What better way to kickoff the freebies than with bookmarks. Kids(or big kids) can color these bookmarks however they like and use them in their books. eBook Review Gal Bookmarks To Color 4 Set

*Click to open in a new window. Click again to enlarge. Then save to your computer to be printed on standard white cardstock paper. Use the landscape setting on your printer. Color in before or after cutting out. Super simple!

God’s Easter Miracles by Lee Ann Mancini Book Tour Spotlight

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  • Publisher:GLM PUBLISHING (February 1, 2017)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:0997332514
  • ISBN-13:978-0997332513

ABOUT THE BOOK:

 

Paul, Jimmy, Brian and the whole town witness God’s Easter miracles in this unique story. God’s Easter Miracles highlights God’s love and provision to His children. The lessons learned are not only about Jesus’s resurrection, but also awareness of treating children with Autism with love and respect, and taking care of God’s creations.

As in previous books, God’s Easter Miracles establishes characters that children can relate to, while capturing their imagination and touching their hearts in a loving way. Written in a fun and endearing way, God’s Easter Miracles also provides interactive entertainment by including hidden symbols for children to locate throughout the book.

 

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Lee Ann Mancini Author PhotoABOUT LEE ANN MANCINI

Lee Ann Mancini’s desire is for children to begin to know and love Jesus from an early age. This passion led her to seek out books for her own children that portrayed an active relationship with Jesus in a relatable way. She knew communicating God’s truth through captivating words and compelling illustrations is a crucial part of establishing that foundation.

An adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, Mancini holds a master’s degree in Christian studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School as well as Knox Theological Seminary. She holds a board position with the Florida Authors and Publishers Association and the Alexandrian Forum and maintains memberships with organizations such as the Christian Small Publishers Association and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.

Mancini is an active member in her local community, visiting schools to share the Adventures of the Sea Kids series with children, as well as speaking to women’s groups about the redemptive power of the Gospel represented through the types of brides of the church. Learn more about Mancini and the Adventures of the Sea Kids at glmpublishing.net.

Review of A Different Truth by Annette Oppenlander

Andy Olson’s parents have sent him away to Palmer Military Academy. During the turbulent A Different Truth by Annette Oppenlanderlate 1960s, going to a military school definitely has its drawbacks. Protests and negative public opinion about the Vietnam War are at an all-time high. Andy doesn’t know much about the war, but his best friend Tom is a strong opponent and he’s not shy about voicing his opinions. This only serves to make things even more difficult for Tom and Andy at Palmer.

What a nice, unexpected surprise this book was. I enjoy reading YA books and have to say that this book will definitely appeal to adults as well. The author has written a highly engaging plot and well developed characters. I was able to connect with them easily.

Both sides of the war are presented and written into the plot intelligently. The characters help to make the controversy personal and real. I love that the author included her reasons for writing the story, as well as some important facts about the Vietnam War, at the end of the book.

There’s more to this book than the war, however. Family dynamics, friendship, teen angst and romance are also nicely woven into the story.

A Different Truth is an excellent way for young readers (and older readers) to gain better insight into the horrors of the Vietnam War and how so many lives were changed because of it. A very timely and important subject.

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton

Name A Book That Has Changed Your Life…

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For me, that book is Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”.

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It’s a timeless tale of love, trust and understanding – things we all need to concentrate on. 

What’s your favorite book?

The Spring Book Festival is in Full Swing

Dear Readers – Check out a HUGE assortment of self-published books and enter the giveaways on the Navigating Indie World website!

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Review of A Grave Affair by Shelley Smith

Edmund Burke is both respected and hated. As a member of Britain’s House of Commons, eBook Review Gal Book Review of A Grave Affair by Shelley SmithBurke’s position can be a dangerous one. His every move is under scrutiny, so his infidelity must be kept secret. When Burke’s mistress is murdered, suspicion begins mounting against him.

I found this book to be a bit slow at the beginning. But once it got going, it moved along at a steady pace.

The author’s writing is intelligent. This is a compelling tale of political intrigue, secrets and deception – all great qualities in a suspenseful mystery. It reminded me of a good old-fashioned murder mystery. Well worth the read!

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton

Review of Mastiffs, Mystery and Murder by Sandra Baublitz

When Clarissa Haynes’ boyfriend needs an insider to help flush out a murder suspect in a eBook Review Gal Book Review of Mastiffs, Mystery and Murder by Sandra Baublitzdog show, Clarissa enters her Mastiff, Paw, in the competition. However, things get dangerous when there’s another murder. Will Clarissa and Paw be able to find the killer before he strikes again?

I downloaded this book because it combines two of my favorite things – dogs and a cozy mystery.
This was an interesting story for the most part. It’s a good, clean, cozy, and sometimes silly mystery that should appeal to a fairly wide audience.

Overall, Mastiffs, Mystery and Murder is a quick and enjoyable read. Since this is the first book by this author, I enjoyed this one enough to read more from her.

4 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton

Review of Grace and the Preacher by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Grace Cristler is a young woman who works as a postmistress in Fairland, Kansas. Grace eBook Review Gal Book Review of Grace and the Preacher by Kim Vogel Sawyerlives with her uncle, the town preacher who is set to retire. Grace is tasked with corresponding with the new preacher, Rufus Dille, and a relationship blossoms through their letters.

Theo Garrison learns that his three cousins are about to get out of prison. Theo knows he must flee before they come back and take their revenge out on him for not providing their escape during a robbery.

This is the second book by Kim Vogel Sawyer that I’ve read – having read and loved Guide Me Home. I was just as impressed with Grace and the Preacher.

The author’s writing is intelligent and engaging. Her characters are very well developed and extremely likable. Grace and the Preacher is definitely not just a romance book. It’s a wonderfully wholesome book that speaks of God’s grace and love. Thanks to Blogging For Books and the publisher for providing a complimentary copy of this book!

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton

Review of Murder Strikes Twice by Pendelton Wallace

Catrina Flaherty is a former cop and now successful private detective. When a distraught eBook Review Gal Book Review of Murder Strikes Twice by Pendelton Wallacemother seeks Cat’s help in bringing her former son-in-law to justice for killing her daughter, Cat knows she has to help. Brody Barrette has gotten away with his crimes for far too long and Cat is just the one to put him away for good.

Murder Strikes Twice is a compelling, interesting and well-written mystery novel. I enjoyed Cat’s character. I love books that put females in strong lead roles and this book definitely does that. There’s a twist at the end that I honestly didn’t see coming, so that was a nice surprise.

For the most part, the book is pretty tame when it comes to mature content. There’s just one sex scene and a smattering of swear words. Nothing too over the top.

What I liked most about Murder Strikes Twice is there’s no added “fluff”. The author lays down the plot foundation at the start and keeps a steady pace throughout. There is no superfluous dialogue or long-winded descriptions. This proved to me that the author knows what he’s doing. It also encourages me to read more of his work!

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton

Review of The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club by Ann Warner

Josephine Bartlett is Brookside’s resident curmudgeon and she’s happy to keep it that way. eBook Review Gal Book Review of Naked Poker Club by Ann WarnerSent to live in the assisted living home by her controlling son Jeff, Josephine doesn’t want anyone to know about her expensive belongings, funded by her secret nest egg. Josephine’s only friend, Lill, convinces her to play cards with a couple of the other women and the naked poker club is born. When Lill and Josephine learn of a rash of burglaries at the home, they decide to take matters into their own hands and go undercover to investigate.

I enjoyed this book. The author’s writing is intelligent and compelling enough to have drawn me in immediately. At first, I worried that Josephine’s character would be too snarky and sarcastic to bear for an entire book. However, I was able to quickly warm up to her.

The book is told in alternating POV – something I don’t always enjoy, but this technique worked exceptionally well with the plot. Readers are able to get to know each character intimately.

There were plenty of interesting twists and turns in Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club. It kept me reading on to find out where things would go. I do think it could have been slightly shorter, since we seemed to know what was really going on around midway. But this allowed the author to tie up some additional loose ends further into the book.

If you enjoy a good, wholesome whodunit, centered on some feisty senior citizens this book will certainly fit the bill!

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton

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