12/4/18 – December Giveaway: The 12 Dares of Christmas by Leigh W. Stuart

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TITLE-The 12 Dares of Christmas AUTHOR- Leigh W. Stuart GENRE- Christmas/Contemporary GIVEAWAY- One signed paperback, Worldwide SUMMARY Lauren Hall has one wish for Christmas this year—raise money to build a new, no-kill animal shelter for the town of Sycamore Cove. And she is prepared to do anything to make it happen. Even dare a man she [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – The Gift of Reading

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I tend to be one of those people who obsesses over gift giving.  I don’t get a chance to do it all that  often – I’m actually pretty frugal in that regard, sometimes by choice, now by necessity.  And I don’t really like getting gifts myself; I’ve rarely liked being the center of attention which [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – My Gift to You

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I’ve posted this before, but it bears repeating, especially at this time of year. My father was a minister, and one of my fondest childhood memories was watching him conduct Christmas Eve services.  In lieu of a sermon, he often would read a story that would touch our hearts. This was one of his favorites [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – My Gift to You

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  My father was a minister, and for many years he held Christmas Eve services for the churches in his parish.  Often, in lieu of a sermon he would read a story that would touch our hearts.  This was one of his favorites – the story of Pedro and Little Brother – and every year [….]

LitStack Review: Candlelight Christmas by Susan Wiggs

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Candlelight Christmas Susan Wiggs Harlequin MIRA ISBN-10: 077831474X “Hearts… don’t let you lie, even to yourself.” That’s the lesson Darcy Fitzgerald learns in her attempt to navigate the holiday season after a devastating divorce. Since her childhood, her family and her ex-husband’s family have celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas together, but after their divorce, the strain [….]

LitStack Review: Santa 17 by Michael Alan Grapin

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Santa 17 Michael Alan Grapin PublishAmerica LLLP Release Date:  October 3, 2011 ISBN 978-1-4512-2270-8 How many modern holiday stories have you read, how many Christmas movies or holiday television shows have you watched, where you thought, “why didn’t they stop halfway through, before they just went too far?”  At least for me it seems like [….]

LitStack Rec: Pictorial Cooking

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The Oxford-Duden Pictorial English Dictionary (Second Edition, Oxford University Press) This week’s recommendation is obviously not a book for reading, but it is a book every writer should have. The Oxford-Duden Pictorial English Dictionary is an essential reference that is indispensable for writers, a guide to the exact names of things when “thingy,” won’t do. [….]

LitStack Review: Submergence by J.M. Ledgard

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Submergence J.M. Ledgard Coffee House Press First Edition:  April 1, 2013 ISBN 978-1-56689-319-0 It’s an age-old story:  boy meets girl, they fall in love then are separated by obligations, with the question of whether or not they end up together in the final chapter.  However, J.M. Legard’s novel Submergence is anything but an age-old story, [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe: Sharing the Gift of Reading

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Sharing the Gift of Reading I tend to be one of those people who obsess over gift giving.  Not that I do it all that often – I’m actually pretty frugal when it comes to the acknowledgement of the appropriateness of giving a gift.  And I don’t really like getting gifts myself; I think it [….]