Monday, January 14, 2013

Giveaway for Inklings by Melanie Jeschke



The Oxford Chronicles Book 1 Review and Giveaway
Image of Melanie M. JeschkeI met Melanie Jeschke a few years ago when I was in college.  I befriended her daughter in college where I met her mother.  At the time I didn’t know that Melanie wrote novels.  I recently saw her novels in a bookstore.   I asked her if she would mind sharing one of them with us.  Melanie has graciously given me a copy of Inklings to giveaway.  See details below for how to win a copy.

Synopsis:

Kate and Connie leave William and Mary to go to Oxford to study.  They are both excited for new adventures.  They settle into their studies and join the Inklings society which pays tribute to C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.  The Leader of the Inklings is David McKenzie a local Don who studied under Lewis.  He and his friend Austen lead the Inklings at Oxford.   David is also a tutor for Kate in her studies at Oxford.   The two bond quickly and David attempts to help Kate feel welcome in the country.  His family adopts her as one of their own.  Kate is also pursued by Lord Deveraux who charms her with the wealth of England.  Who will Kate choose?

My Thoughts:

Product DetailsThis book takes you on the journey through Oxford.  I also learned much about C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.  I found it interesting to read about how Oxford structures its studies compared to the American Education system.    The book is a fun read and one the reader will enjoy.

Rating:

4/5

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

My Mailbox for the week of January 13th

I did not have any new arrivals this week.  I do have some great news for the coming months with ICLM.  There is another giveaway which will start this week for Melanie Jeschke's book.   I am excited share this one with you.  More details on that one later.

Currently Reading:

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The winners of the giveaways this week are:

Gale Nelson  won the Clearning My Shelf giveaway.

Pia Bernardino won the Ten Girls to Watch giveaway.

Three Sister’s in Peculiar



Angela Hunt is a very popular writer in the Christian fiction genre.  Her newest novel is Five Miles South of Peculiar.
Five Miles South of Peculiar: A Novel 
Synopsis:

Darlene and Magnolia have lived in the old family house for years.  Darlene has raised a family and is a pillar in the community.  Magnolia (Nolie) shares the house but has mostly her dogs and the aprons she makes for people in the town of Peculiar.  Then there is Carlene who is Darlene’s twin but has lived away from home in New York with a fabulous career on Broadway.   Carlene receives the call to come home and celebrate her and her twin’s birthday.  Will it be a real celebration?  Then there is a preacher who has fallen on hard times that takes a job as the handy man at Darlene and Nolie’s house.  Will he survive these sisters?  Will he have wisdom for them and the future?

My Thoughts:

I hadn’t read anything recently by Angela.   I looked forward to this new novel.  I understand well the conflict between sisters since I have one.   I loved the way the conflict between the sisters’ is woven into the context of the story.   I also loved the recipes included at the end of the novel.  The characters are memorable and humorous throughout the book.  

How do you feel about your sister?   Do you have a great relationship with her?  What would you do to make it work?  These are themes discussed in Five Miles South of Peculiar.

Please let Angela know your thoughts on her book on Facebook,  and her website. 
Rating:
4/5