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Song of the Overworld – Book review and giveaway

Song of the Overworld – Book review and giveaway

I love a bit of Young Adult fiction, but increasingly find it somewhat cliched – I know the story from the start, there are no surprises – it’s all just a bit… meh. And I say that as someone who likes to write the stuff, and hopes to get my first novel published at some time in the next year. But when I first read Dawn E James’ Song of the Overworld, I was really blown away. The story captivated…

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Book review – The Making of Us by Sheridan Voysey

Book review – The Making of Us by Sheridan Voysey

‘While we may feel like jigsaw puzzles thrown in the air, or wonder who we are and why we’re here, the one who made the heavens and the seas made us by his infinite wisdom too. The same hands that made the galaxies crafted us in the womb, making us as significant as the stars.’ How beautiful is this? I wasn’t sure I would love this book, because I’m not always keen on ‘pilgrimage’ stories, following the writer on a…

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Learning to Breathe – Review and Giveaway

Learning to Breathe – Review and Giveaway

‘It’s hard to describe how depression feels. It’s unending grief and terror, blackness and a sense that you are experiencing the world through a dirty lens – everything is dimmer and murkier. The overwhelming experience of depression for me is one of exhaustion. Sleep is never enough to lift the tiredness that seeps into every cell in my body, making every step feel as though I’m trudging through lead.’ –Learning to Breathe, Rachael Newham, p24 In a time when we…

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Catching Contentment – Book Trailer

Catching Contentment – Book Trailer

It’s just over five weeks now until publication, and so much is happening – and so much remains to be done! I’d appreciate prayers over the next few weeks, particularly as I’ve just come out of a fairly nasty infection which laid me flat for 3 weeks or so, so I feel somewhat ill-equipped for everything that needs to be done. Here’s the book trailer video – hope you like it 🙂

Interview with Emily Owen #ThePowerOfSeven

Interview with Emily Owen #ThePowerOfSeven

Until I was 16, I was ‘normal’.  I enjoyed sport, music, school, and was a fairly high achiever.  That all came crashing down when, aged 16, a doctor said to me, ‘you have two (non-malignant) brain tumours, which are so big they’re about to kill you.’ I’m so delighted to host Emily Owen here on the blog today. It’s Publication Day for Emily’s new book The Power of Seven – which, as she tells us below, is nothing to do…

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Long Story Short by Andy Frost – Book Review and Giveaway

Long Story Short by Andy Frost – Book Review and Giveaway

Andy Frost’s book is centred around the idea that every life tells a story and that we are all searching for an underlying narrative in our lives. He says that we are ‘shaped by the wider stories we find ourselves in’. He outlines three stories which often seem to underpin how we experience life and how we react to our circumstances: Happiness, safety and significance. The ‘happiness’ narrative is all about pursuing things which make us feel good and enjoying…

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Book Reviews – May 2018

Book Reviews – May 2018

Good afternoon all! I’ve decided to start some regular book reviews on the blog. I read some wonderful books and it always seems a shame to read and forget, so I’d love to share some of them with you. Today I’m reviewing one fiction and one non-fiction, both for the Christian market, which I’ve recently read, and loved 🙂   Diary of a (Trying to be holy) Mum – by Fiona Lloyd I took this on holiday to Mallorca, and…

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