The Writing Desk By Rachel Hauck

Friday, September 15, 2017
 Tenley Roth’s first book was a runaway bestseller. But now that she is trying to write her next book, writers block has set in. But when her estranged mother calls asking Tenley for help through her upcoming chemotherapy, Tenley feels like she needs to help. So she packs up and heads to Florida. Where, in between helping her mom, she struggles to write her next book at an old antique desk.

A century earlier another woman wrote at the same desk. Birdie Shehorn was the daughter of a wealthy family in the Gilded Age. But her mother was strict and controlling. Planning out Birdie's life herself without a say so from her daughter. But Birdie dreamed of writing novels and making her own choices in life. When her mother goes a step to far to manipulate her daughter's future, Birdie must choose between giving in to her mother's will, or finding a way to choose the life she really wants.
The Writing Desk By Rachel Hauck was such an amazing book! It was hard to put this story down, and it had me staying up late to finish it. It was wonderfully written and it was easy to connect with the characters. Normally when I read a book with two stories going on in it, I really get into the one side of the story and the other side just feels like it is in the way. But with this book the modern story and the historical story were both so wonderfully done I loved them both! Being a history lover, I really enjoyed seeing how the stories blended together perfectly. I highly recommend this book!

I received this book free from the publisher, Zondervan, through the BookLook Bloggers book review program. The opinions are my own.
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The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Book Description
Opportunities are scarce in Norway, so when Rune and Signe Carlson receive a letter from Rune's uncle, Einar Strand, offering to loan them money for passage to America, Rune accepts. Signe is reluctant to leave her home, especially as she is pregnant with her fourth child, but Einar promises to give them land of their own, something they could never afford in Norway.

But life in Minnesota is more difficult than Signe imagined. Uncle Einar and Aunt Gerd are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone to pay off their debt. Afraid they will never have the life they dreamed of, she begins to lose her trust in God. When the dangers of the North Woods strike close to home, will she find the strength she needs to lead her family into the promise of a new dawn?
 My Review
I loved reading Lauraine Snelling's new book, The Promise of Dawn. I really liked how this story took place with a new side of the family. I loved the family in her former series. But since I never got the chance to read all of her former books, I always felt like I was missing part of the adventure. But with this new series it is starting out with someone new. So I am getting to be there for the beginning of their life's story.  
Signe and her family went through a lot to come to America. Even though they were not afraid to work hard, their new home was not what they were expecting. This book had lots of historical details on how things used to be done. And it gave me a great look at what life was like back then. This book does not have a fast plot, but I enjoyed the speed of the story. The plot was really interesting and it had some big surprises along the way. I would highly recommend this book to all
Lauraine Snelling fans!
  I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review. The opinions are my own.
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Labor Day Sale and Free Online Class Offers!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Handsome Fibers Site Wide Sale
Handsome Fibers is currently having a Labor Day Weekend sale of 20% off site wide, plus free shipping in the USA! And there is no minimum order needed. So you can order anythings from a brand new set of interchangeable knitting needles, or just some extra stitch marks and little goodies. They have many lovely products, and their website is one of my personal favorites!
The 20% off coupon code is: Sale 
For more info click here to see their website.
FREE Unlimited Craftsy Classes
Craftsy has an amazing offer going on this Labor Day! On Spet. 4th they are giving every Craftsy member the chance to watch their online video classes completely free! You have over 1,200 classes to enjoy watching, so there is something for everyone. With Spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, quilting, paper crafts, woodworking, cooking, baking, and much more! And with free access to all of their Craftsy classes you can try as many new crafts as you can fit into one day! Be sure to check it out soon by clicking here.
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Free Patterns of the Month ~ The Escarpment Cowl and The Bay of Fundy Scarf/Wrap

Friday, September 1, 2017

This month our free patterns are the Escarpment Cowl and The Bay of Fundy Scarf/Wrap by Shireen Nadir! 
The Escarpment Cowl
The Escarpment Cowl is a wonderful cowl that it smaller in the back, and goes down to a point in the front. Which makes it a wonderful design for keeping you warm in cool weather. And with it's simple elegant design it is a must have accessory for the fall season.
The Bay of Fundy Scarf/Wrap
The Bay of Fundy Scarf/Wrap is a great project for taking on a trip, or for the times when you want a great looking pattern that is easy to do. It makes a lovely wrap to keep the chill away, and it also makes a great plush scarf. Yet because it is made with a fingering weight yarn the project has a refined and finished look to it. Making it an accessory you will want to wear again and again.
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