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Indie Christian Reads // Black Friday Sale & Giveaway!

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Howdy, Dragons! I hope your Thanksgiving was absolutely fantastic! 💜

Today, I'm excited to turn over the mic to Leah E. Good (author of Counted Worthy), who has some special Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals to share with you!


It's that time of year. The time for buying presents, making wish lists, and planning New Year's Resolutions. If any of those activities involve books for you, Indie Christian Books has a perfect event for you!

From November twenty-fourth to November thirtieth, a huge selection of independently published Christian books are on sale. You can find discounted paperbacks, dozens of books offered with free shipping, $0.99 ebooks, package deals and more. Even if your budget is depleted from Christmas shopping, we have some freebies for you! Need even more of a reason to support indie authors and fill your shelf with good stories? When you purchase a paperback book through indiechristianbooks.com you'll be eligible to enter an exclusive giveaway includi…

For This I'm Thankful...

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Tomorrow, THANKSGIVING DAWNS. It's the time of year when my mom and I are hard at work in the kitchens, preparing (vegan) chocolate pies, pumpkin pies, sweet potato casseroles, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gluten roasts, boiled carrots, and toasted corn. It's the time of year when my dad does one last run-through of the house, with a vacuum cleaner in one hand and a feather duster in the other. It's the time of year when my grandparents arrive to stay with us. It's the time of year when IT IS OFFICIALLY SPARKLING CIDER SEASON. *cheers* To celebrate, I wanted to share just a few of the things I am thankful for...


• I'm thankful for the Lord. I'm thankful to be created by a God -- the God -- Who is so merciful and kind although we are so undeserving. I'm thankful that, although He is a God of justice, He loves us and offers us His grace.

I'm thankful for my parents. I'm so thankful for your constant love and support and encouragement, and all the tim…

This December: LITTLE WOMEN Read-Along!

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My dear Dragons, I have a confession: I HAVE NEVER READ LITTLE WOMEN. (THERE. I SAID IT.) I've seen the movie dozens of times over, cried every time at THAT ONE PART, and cried again at THAT BEAUTIFUL ENDING. With the holidays approaching, don't you think it's high time I read the book? Dragon... would you like to read Little Women with me?

Here's what to expect:
Eleven chapters per week, which is approximately one-and-a-half chapters per dayBook discussions every Friday, from December first to December twenty-secondChats with fellow fans of Louisa May AlcottReading Little Women for the first time... or again, with new friends to fangirl with!
Here is the schedule:
December first: discuss chapters one through elevenDecember eighth: discuss chapters twelve through twenty-threeDecember fifteenth: discuss chapters twenty-four through thirty-fiveDecember twenty-first: discuss chapters thirty-six through forty-seven
No commitment is required. If you're interested in parti…

If I Had a Royal Wardrobe // Regal Reads Blog Party!

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HELLOOOOO, DRAGONS! Today, I'm absolutely thrilled to be sharing my first ever fashion post, in honor of Livy Lynn's Regal Hearts blog party! If you haven't chatted with Livy yet, YOU TOTALLY SHOULD. This girl is an amazing human being and has such a sweet heart! 💖 You can connect with her pretty much anywhere: her blog/website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Goodreads. 😸

The prompt I selected for my post today is all about princess fashion. BECAUSE PRINCESSES + FASHION. What's not to love, right? 😍 So without further ado, I present a small portion of my dream wardrobe... 😁


COURT WEAR
Because I'm a princess, there are obviously tons of outfits I must wear from day to day. In the morning, after a bath and warm buffet breakfast with the family, court duty calls! My parents and their trusted advisers take their seats to hear the voice of the people. Since this a very serious (yet exciting!) affair, I'm dressed in a light, vintage dress in tribute t…

THERE WAS ALWAYS LAUGHTER IN OUR HOUSE // Blog Tour

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Good morning, m'dear Dragons! Today, I'm happy to be sharing with y'all self-published author Sarah Holman's latest book -- a piece of nonfiction, all about her childhood as a homeschooled country girl...

ABOUT THE BOOK

What do you get when you mix two parents who grew up in the city, six kids who have always lived in the country, and add homeschooling? You get a whole lot of laughter!
Homeschool graduate and author Sarah Holman shares stories about her family that range from thought-provoking to side-splitting. She shares both hilarious mistakes and heartbreaking moments in her family. In this collection of stories, she endeavors capture some of the answers to the questions people have often asked her about growing up in a conservative homeschool family as well as some of the wisdom she has gleaned along the way. Sarah invites you to open up this scrapbook of memories. She hopes that you come away encouraged, inspired... and laughing.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sarah Holman is a …

Why Your Story Needs Parallels

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I AM ALIVE AND AWAKE AND WELL AND IT IS OFFICIALLY THANKSGIVING BREAK, Y'ALL!!!! (PSA: There are going to be a LOT of posts next week. Like, almost every day. One tour, one party, two announcements... just an FYI. Consider it my reaction to #FREEDOM. 😁)

Today, I am talking parallels! Parallels/ironies are huge deals that can add SO MUCH. This is usually the point at which I'd discuss why your story needs them, but... that's sort of the whole point of the post. 😉 So read on and enjoy.* 😄

*I mean, you don't NEED to enjoy this post... but it is the recommended course of action. No pressure, though. 😜


1. PARALLELS ACT AS MIRRORS
Ever heard of a foil? Foils reflect another character's (usually the protagonist) morals, standards, weaknesses, and strengths. Where one character is strong and courageous, the foil is weak and cowardly. Where the character feels hopelessly lost, the foil feels a sense of guidance.

Parallels are just the same as foils.

If one couple is overj…

No Post Today

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HELLO, DRAGONS!

So I'd totally planned on there being a real-ish post today... BUT THAT'S JUST NOT HAPPENING.

My Thanksgiving break begins next Friday/Saturday, so I plan to take that time to pre-write posts and revise my blogging schedule. Lord willing, I'll see y'all then (and this time I mean it 😉)!

Blessings!

❤,


VINTAGE JANE AUSTEN // Blog Tour & Giveaway

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GREETINGS, MY FAIR DRAGONS! Today, I'm thrilled to present the Vintage Jane Austen series, as my final blog tour post for the week! Retellings are always a favorite of mine, as are Austen adaptations; combine those two with the 1930s, and you get six marvelous books, the final an anthology! I can't wait to read them, myself! 😁

ABOUT THE BOOKS

What would it be like to see Elizabeth Bennet in 1930s clothes? What if Emma Woodhouse was the daughter of a car dealership owner? What if Marianne Dashwood was seeking to become a movie star in the golden age of film? The Vintage Jane Austen series explores the world of Jane Austen, set in 1930s America. Five authors took on Jane Austen's five most popular novels and retold them set in the depression era, remaining faithful to the original plots. As an extra bonus to the series, there is a collection of short stories that were inspired by Jane Austen. Which of these books do you most want to read?

BOOK ONE: EMMELINE BY SARAH HOLMAN

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