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The Perfect Letter

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For a decade she’d been replaying the events of that night in her head over and over late at night, on the subway, at work, wondering what if? The Perfect Letter is a perfect blend of romance, heartache, escapism, suspense, and personal redemption. It’s no surprise to me that Chris Harrison, the host of The Bachelor and a multitude of spin-off shows, is a hopeless romantic. It’s no surprise he knows how to captivate an audience. But a gifted writer? Who knew? When Chris Harrison announced he had written a novel, I certainly had my doubts, though I’m a little embarrassed to admit to being so judgmental. But I know from experience that writing a well-crafted book isn’t easy! It’s an art, a craft that takes years of effort, research, and skill to master. To be perfectly honest, I thought his book would be cheesy—perhaps because, even though I never miss an episode, I find The Bachelor as cheesy as sharp cheddar. Anyway, I’m proud to admit I was wrong. I enjoyed this bo

Two Little Blackbirds

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“Two little blackbirds sittin’ on a hill…” The 18 th -century nursery rhyme “ Two Little Blackbirds ” is rhythmic, repetitive, and recognizable. The blend of sing-songy lyrics and the charming illustrations in this Music Together hardback book makes story time fun and memorable. The rhyme tells (in simple terms) about two blackbirds, Jack and Jill, who repeatedly fly away to gather items to provide a nest, feed their young, and teach them to fly. The illustrations are colorful and playful—sure to capture a little one’s attention. Sing ~ Play ~ Read With reading, illustrations, music, and activities, this book is chock-full of entertainment value and introduces young ones to the arts. Two Little Blackbirds singalong storybook is a nice addition to any child’s (or childcare worker’s) bookshelf. The book comes with a free music download, as well as a music page (if you play an instrument), fun activities to do with your child, and a link to the Music Together web

Why Easter?

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As the women ran to tell the disciples what they had seen, Jesus met them. He really was alive! Does your child (children) know why we celebrate Easter? Does he/she know that not only did Jesus die for our sins, but he also rose from the dead? This charming devotion shares the Good News of Easter, and takes the commercialism out of this holiday celebration. Why Easter? , written by Barbara Reaoch, and illustrated by Carol McCarty, (the same author and illustrator as Why Christmas?) helps you and your child discover the true meaning of Easter and what Christ’s death and resurrection mean to us. This 9” x 9” (approximate) softbound book is a 4-week devotional, bringing to light the gift of Jesus and the profound affect His life and death makes in our lives. Just as in the book Why Christmas? (another fabulous children’s devotional) Why Easter? is neatly organized and guides readers through the following steps: Bible passage: (example: Read: Luke 2:8-16) Listen

Why Christmas?

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God gives us many gifts to show His great love. He gives the gift of sunshine, rain, food, work, rest, family, and friends. But Jesus is the greatest gift of all. Does your child (children) know why we celebrate Christmas? Does he/she know the reason God sent his Son to us? Well, this priceless devotion book provides a wonderful opportunity to talk with your child (children) about these questions and more. Why Christmas , written by Barbara Reaoch, and illustrated by Carol McCarty, helps you and your child discover the true meaning of Christmas and the value of the Gift God gave us. This 9” x 9” (approximate) softbound book is a 24-day devotional, bringing to light the gift of Jesus and the profound effect He makes in our lives. Each day is neatly organized, guiding you and your child through the following steps: Bible passage: (example: Read: Luke 2:8-16) Listen: (A couple paragraphs describing what you’ve read) Truth: (One-sentence truth, describing theme