This Thanksgiving I am grateful for the friends I have made and the wonderful people who stop by my blog. I hope you have a warm and loving holiday with loved ones.
If You are a Crafter, stop by my blog So Many Crafts – I have crafting deals and some holiday crafting ideas!
Thanksgiving is bringing many wonderful STEALS this week. I am posting early because some of these steals end Sunday.
Dover Publications is a wonderful site. If you have never visited take a look. And take advantage of this STEAL valid until 12/1/13. $20 off an order of $40 or more! Use code THNKS. Dover has educational books, how to draw, postcards, engineering, math, crafts, classic literature and more. I am a big fan of the coloring books.
The Wild Rose Press is offering 50% off all digital books www.thewildrosepress.com and download the 2013 Holiday Garden Gourmet for free. I see no listing on how long this sale lasts but I know it is valid today and Black Friday. Free shipping on paperbacks with a minimum order of $50 or more, use code FSPB10. STEAL!
Ordinary Grace: A Novel By William Kent Krueger. Amazon Kindles Daily Deal is a STEAL at $2.99 and a joy. Recommended.
“That was it. That was all of it. A grace so ordinary there was no reason at all to remember it. Yet I have never across the forty years since it was spoken forgotten a single word.”
New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were selling out at the soda counter of Halderson’s Drugstore, and Hot Stuff comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president.
But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a grim summer in which death visited frequently and assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder.
Frank begins the season preoccupied with the concerns of any teenage boy, but when tragedy unexpectedly strikes his family— which includes his Methodist minister father; his passionate, artistic mother; Juilliard-bound older sister; and wise-beyond-his-years kid brother— he finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal, suddenly called upon to demonstrate a maturity and gumption beyond his years.
Told from Frank’s perspective forty years after that fateful summer, Ordinary Grace is a brilliantly moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.
Tucker’s Way by David Johnson.
Tucker’s childhood was steeped in abuse and poverty, therefore she trusts no one and lives as isolated a life as she can. But Tucker needs help or she risks losing her grandchildren she is raising.
Into Tucker’s private life steps Ella, whose childhood was a life of privilege but her marriage was a private life of abuse. As Tucker’s new neighbor, Ella’s openness about her life crashes headlong into Tucker’s closed-door attitude and Tucker is forced to rethink her view of the world.
It is Tucker’s four-year-old, mute granddaughter, April, that becomes the fulcrum that pries open the vault door on Tucker’s heart and allows Ella to step inside.
Tucker’s Way, a tale set in the rural south, is an inspirational story about overcoming incredible odds.