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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

all® fresh clean Essentials™ Sulfate Free Laundry Detergent - Product Review


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Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Beautiful Pretender (Medieval Fairy Tale Romance - Book 2) - Melanie Dickerson + Giveaway


Forced into deception by the Earl of Plimmwald, will Avelina be able to keep up the facade of being his daughter, Lady Dorothea? 

Litfuse is hosting a FABULOUS giveaway for The Beautiful Pretender. Make you you scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to enter!


"For a moment in time she had been a lady, someone who was wanted..." 
The Beautiful Pretender
Page 196

About the Book
The king has ordered Reinhart, the new Margrave of Thornbeck, to marry. Knowing he can not refuse this order, Lord Thornbeck summons the ten women the king has chosen as suitable matches. For two weeks he plans to test these women to find the most noble lady among them, and choose her as his bride.

Friday, May 27, 2016

First Line Fridays - Week Five


How is it already Friday again? I just love teaming up with Carrie over on Reading is my SuperPower for our Friday fun! I find it is a great way to end the week, kickstart the weekend and LOVE hearing the gripping first lines of all these fabulous books! Last week I mentioned my reading nook that my hubby is building for me! We got the first coat of paint on...and as promised...here are some pictures! 

In case you are not familiar...
We are doing a Doctor Who theme.
The lamp you see in the foreground...My son broke earlier that day,
so we had limited lighting lol!

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Hesitant Heiress - The Everstone Chronicles Book 1 - Dawn Crandall


Amaryllis Brigham has been full of fear and full of guilt, but when one man enters her life, everything changes. Faced with a decision that will shape the rest of the future, will she be able to let go and follow her heart? Or will she follow practicality at the expense of true love?


"He alone had that amazing effect on me, making me more courageous than I ever thought I could be." 
Dawn Crandall, The Hesitant Heiress
Page 153


From the Back of the Book
After being unjustly expelled from the Boston Conservatory of Music, Amaryllis Brigham sees her dreams of founding a music academy in her hometown of Seattle, Washington, disappearing before her very

Friday, May 20, 2016

First Line Fridays (Giveaway!!!) - Week Four

It appears to be the end of the week again...and you know what that means! Grab whatever book you are next to and post the first line! Hosted by the wonderful Carrie from Reading is my SuperPower

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Vitafusion™ Beauty Gummy Vitamins - Product Review

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Arnott’s® Tim Tam® Original and Caramel Cookies - Product Review

About the Product

Now that Australia’s most craveable cookie has taken up residence in the U.S., we’re beginning to wonder: Will Arnott’s® Tim Tam® change the cookie game forever? Every bite is packed with unexpected layers — chocolaty on the outside, light and crunchy on the inside, and delicious all over. There are cookies, and then there’s Arnott’s® Tim Tam®: an experience all its own.

Look for your fix of Arnott’s® Tim Tam® Original and Chewy Caramel cookies at Target, Safeway, Kroger, Harris Teeter, HEB and select Walmart stores for a suggested price of $3.29. Happy cookie hunting!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Lady in Defiance - Romance in the Rockies Book 1 - Heather Blanton

When God leads three sisters to a town called Defiance, they had no idea how He would use them to shine His light in the darkest of places. 

"Naomi found it mind-boggling and quite humbling what God could do if you let him."
Location 3665
About the Book
Charles McIntyre is the founder of Defiance, a town riddled with lust and drunkenness. He is determined to clean up the town so that the railroad will lay tracks there. The only problem is, he has forgotten what it takes to be a man of honor. Recently widowed Mrs. Naomi Miller and her two sisters, Hannah and Rebecca, know that they were led to Defiance by God. Intent on opening a respectable hotel,

Friday, May 13, 2016

First Line Fridays - Week Three

It's Friday!!! Yay! I don't know about you, but I am READY for the weekend! 

I am looking forward to spending some time in my garden and with my nose in a book. (By the way if anyone has any tips for keeping cats out of my garden, I will be forever grateful!) Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

If this is your first time joining in...I have teamed up with Carrie over on Reading is my SuperPower for a little Friday fun! All you need to do is post the first line of the book nearest to you!

Today, my first line comes from Tracie Peterson's book Steadfast Heart first book in the Brides of Seattle series. This is a book that is on my list to read this year as part of my reading challenge. Steadfast Heart fills the slot of reading a book set in my home state. 


Seattle, WashingtonMarch 1888 - Lenore Fulcher swept into her father's offices, feeling like a flower in full bloom.

I can not WAIT to read this one! How about you? What is your first line this week?

After you post your line here, head over and visit Carrie on Reading is my Superpower to join in more First Line Friday fun! (And a GIVEAWAY!!!)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Anchor in the Storm - Waves of Freedom Book Two - Sarah Sundin

Nothing can stand in Lillian Avery's way. But after the pain of the past, will she ever be able to open her heart to love again?

"When I decide to do something, I do it." 
Anchor in the Storm
Page 209
About the Book
When Lillian Avery accepts a job as a pharmacist in Boston, she does not know the danger she will soon be facing. Lillian has worked hard to be independent so she does not have to rely on anything or anyone. Putting her trust in her own strength.  Arch Vandenberg, a junior officer in the US Navy, a high-society man, is trying to keep from being the man he used to be, while attempting to secure his Naval career. Used to closing off her heart for self protection, will Arch be able to earn Lillian's trust? Lillian has noticed unusual prescriptions passing through the drugstore where she works. Could they be linked to the groggy, drunk-like, sailors aboard Arch's

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Dawn at Emberwilde - Treasures of Surrey Book 2 - Sarah E. Ladd

A new story, a new mystery and a new adventure. Dawn at Emberwilde is a charming story of a young woman who is offered a new life. What will she do with the choices laid before her? 

"And yet the very sight of her
dislodged his sense of time and space."
- Dawn at Emberwilde
(Location 3620)


About the Book
Isabel Creston has grown up at Fellsworth School, training for a teaching position. Knowing she would someday become a governess. She has resigned to her lot in life, but her spirit wishes to soar free. When an unexpected visitor shows up at Fellsworth School, life as she knew it

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

My Rating System (Inspiration Provided by Jane Austen & Pepper Basham)


I know, I know, this post is long overdue. I have finally decided to add a rating to my reviews here on the blog. I was waiting for a pure stroke of genius to explain how my brain works when rating a book. And a couple days ago...I had an "Apostrophe...Lightning just struck my brain!" 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Author Interview + Giveaway With Rachel McMillan - The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder


Today is a very exciting day! I am thrilled to introduce you to Rachel McMillan! The mastermind and creator of some of my favorite characters....Miss Merinda Herringford and Miss Jemima Watts. Since I happen to share the same name as Rachel (which is the best name ever of course)...I am using our initials RM and RD throughout the interview.

After you read the interview, make sure you enter at the end of the post for your chance to win a copy of The Bachelor Girl's guide to Murder! (You can find my review HERE.) 

Friday, May 6, 2016

First Line Fridays - Week Two + Giveaway

Welcome back to First Line Fridays!

For those of you that are new to this...All you have to do is grab the book closest to you and post the FIRST LINE in the comments below. For those of you that do not have  Google account...There should be a drop down menu with several options to log in. Wordpress, Email, Anonymous, etc. But make sure to leave enough info so I can verify your entry if you win the giveaway! 

I am so excited about this book that I decided to do a giveaway! One of the BEST debut novels I have read. Sucked me into the story so much that I am focusing on this book all week! Check out my review HERE. And this weekend Rachel McMillan will be visiting with us right here on Bookworm Mama! Eeeeek!!! 

Since Carrie posted the first line of this book last week on Reading is My SuperPower...I decided to post the first line of what is more or less the Prologue:
 
"Jemima,
Your father and I have decided that, after giving you several opportunities to prove you are pursuing a proper course for a lady of your station and background, we can no longer financially support your endeavors."
The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder - Rachel McMillan

If you want to know what the first line of Chapter One is...You can find out HERE. For those of you who have already entered this giveaway...Check it out! NEW ways to enter! Woohoo! 

So...Tell me what YOUR first line is...And after you comment here head over to visit Carrie on Reading is my SuperPower


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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder - Herringford & Watts Mysteries Book 1 - Rachel McMillan + Giveaway

In a time when women never wore trousers and most definitely did not solve murders...Herringford & Watts break every rule in the book of propriety and pave their own future. Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of this post! And...The mastermind herself, Rachel McMillan, will be visiting with us later this week here on Bookworm Mama. Do not miss out! Rachel is "The epitome of fun!"

"This was," Merinda said breathlessly as they ran, "perhaps a...poorly planned evening." 
The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder
Page 145

About the Book
The year is 1910. Toronto has seen it's share of progress and changes over the last few years. Yet, a woman's duty is still to marry, keep house and raise a family. Merinda Herringford and Jemima Watts are best friends, flatmates...and...detectives.

Amish Quilts Coloring Book - Rachel J. Good (Blog Tour)

amish quilts FB cover
Purchase your copy here.

About the Book

Feeling stressed? Why not relax with an adult coloring book? Rachel J. Good’s Amish Quilts Coloring Book takes you back to a time and place that’s calm. Immerse yourself in a world of peace as you color the 25 different quilts.

Inspired by quilts seen in Amish country, many of these designs are based on traditional patterns, but some have been reimagined or repeated multiple times to create more intricate designs to color. Each quilt is printed on only one side of the page; facing pages contain inspirational Amish proverbs. To make the quilts even more colorful and interesting, sketch fabric designs – plaids, checks, paisleys, flowers, or abstract shapes – into the larger quilt blocks, use pattern stamps, or even collage fabric scraps to the pages. And if the designs inspire you to make quilts of your own, the pages can be used as templates for quilt-making. (Description provided by Celebrate Lit.)