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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Finds

A Weekly Event hosted by mizb at Should be Reading
The idea is to share, every Friday, about books that you’ve recently discovered (never heard of before) that sound really good!

Every Friday, those who have blogs will write a post at their own blog, and then come back and leave others a link to follow on that week’s “Friday Finds” post here at Should Be Reading. For those who don’t blog, you can just tell us about your “Friday Finds” in a comment on that week’s post. )

Let’s try to keep this clean… that’s all I ask, okay?


I received a postcard in the mail the weekend after posting about 92 Pacific Boulevard. Debbie Macomber is being good to us this year....



Debbie Macomber's
Cedar Cove Cookbook




Harlequin
August 25, 2009
hardcover
130 of her treasured family recipes
50 full-color photographs 40 full-color illustrations


Debbie takes you inside the kitchens of Cedar Cove in a celebration of good friends and eating. Learn to make more than 130 dishes inspired by the series, and hear from some of your favorite friends in Cedar Cove. Head over to Debbie's site and download three recipes!

Debbie perfect gift size Christmas book this year is....


The Perfect Christmas

Debbie Macomber
MIRA

October 2009
Hardcover (7.4 x 5.4 x 1 inches)

from Debbie's site:

Christmas perfect?

For Cassie Beaumont, it’s meeting her perfect match. Cassie, at thirty-three, wants a husband and kids, and so far, nothing’s worked. Not blind dates, not the Internet and certainly not leaving love to chance. What’s left? A professional matchmaker. He’s Simon Dodson, and he’s very choosy about the clients he takes on. Cassie finds Simon a difficult, acerbic know-it-all, and she’s astonished when he accepts her as a client.

Claiming he has her perfect mate in mind, Simon assigns her three tasks to complete before she meets him. Three tasks that are all about Christmas: being a charity bell ringer, dressing up as Santa’s elf at a children’s party and preparing a traditional turkey dinner for her neighbors (whom she happens to dislike). Despite a number of comical mishaps, Cassie does it all—and she’s finally ready to meet her match. But just like the perfect Christmas gift, he turns out to be a wonderful surprise!



Amazon.com Sales Rank as of 8-22: #3,949 in Books

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A new Blossom Street book, sort of, this is "A Blossom Street Kids Book"

The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweater...That Grandma Knit
Debbie Macomber & Mary Lou Carney

HarperCollins
September 29, 2009
hardcover
ages 9-12
32 pages

from amazon

Cameron loves his grandmother. She knows just what makes him tick. That's why he can't figure out why Grandma would send him a sweater—a truly terribly horrible sweater—for his birthday.

Cameron pours mustard on his sweater. He puts it on his dog (in the rain). He even tries to send it to the thrift shop. But nothing works.

Now Grandma is coming for the holidays, and Cameron has to wear her gift to him. But what's he going to say when she asks what he thinks about the sweater she made?

Debbie and Mary Lou have included simple knitting instructions and an original knitting pattern for Cameron's sweater. You can find them at the back of this book.


and because man can not live on novels alone, Debbie uses her faith to inspire us....


One Simple Act
Discovering the Power of Generosity
Debbie Macomber

Howard Books
November 3, 2009
hardcover
non-fiction
208 pages

from amazon.com
What if you, personally, could make the world a better place...by tomorrow?

Debbie Macomber knows the secret to doing exactly that! In a world that seems too often stingy and grudging, she has witnessed how one simple act of generosity can yield unforeseen miracles.

You are about to discover, through true stories, what happens when we commit intentional acts of generosity. Lives are changed in ways we never envisioned. Come with Debbie late one evening through the checkout line at the grocery store. Visit a midwestern train station. Discover the link between a submarine, a few bread crumbs, and some minnows. Visit ancient Galilee as a young boy volunteers his fishes and loaves to Jesus only to see his meager gift multiplied many times over to feed five thousand. Listen in on a touching phone call with an elderly widow. You will stand amazed at what God accomplishes when we make ourselves available through simple acts of generosity.

This blend of true stories and motivating messages will delight and surprise you as you discover how giving the gifts of time, encouragement, hope, laughter, prayer, hospitality, service, and even forgiveness can have lasting, life-changing impact, not only on the recipient of such gifts but on the giver as well.

Debbie Macomber, through the power of story, invites us to live with open hands, offering who we are and what we have to God, to use in the lives of others. When we do so, lives--including our own--are changed in ways we couldn't have imagined. All it takes is one simple act.
Amazon.com Sales Rank, as of 8-22: #90,899 in Books


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2 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I have read only one Debbie Macomber till date!

Friday Find: Mijeong by Byung Jun Byung

Diane said...

Whay great finds. The cookbook one especially appeals to be, but then the holday books do too LOL

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