Saturday, August 10, 2019

Saturday 8/10, Low Entry Giveaways!

Blossom Birth Keepsakes $50 Shop Credit (@7am PST) - All 50 U.S. States/Canada - Latched on Mom *GT

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Civil War Christian Fiction Book Trio by Amanda Lauer (@10:59pm) - Main 48 U.S. States - Finch N Wren *GT

Friday, August 9, 2019

"Little Lovely Things" Book by Maureen Joyce Connolly #Review!

LITTLE LOVELY THINGS -- the debut novel from Maureen Joyce Connolly that has been receiving big industry buzz, and is set to be one of this spring's hottest fiction releases.

"A riveting novel bolstered by its flawed, believable characters" (Publishers Weekly), in LITTLE LOVELY THINGS -- which centers on a young mother's chance decision that leads to a twist of fate that is every parent's worst nightmare -- "Connolly’s poetic sensibility shines through the prose in scenes that shimmer with emotion" (Booklist).

A brief synopsis is as follows:
An unremarkable morning commute mutates into an unthinkable tragedy for one family, when Claire Rawlings makes an ordinary decision that results in disaster for her and everyone she loves.

A wife, mother, and soon-to-be-doctor in her final year of residency at University of Chicago hospital, in a race to drop her beloved daughters off at daycare and make it in time for rounds, Claire ignores the troubling signs of an allergic reaction. Finding herself speeding down the highway, on the brink of losing consciousness, she’s forced to pull over.

Moments later, she wakes up on the floor of a gas station bathroom.

Her car – and her girls – have vanished.

A deftly crafted page turner that is as heart-wrenching as it is bursting with life and love, the story of LITTLE LOVELY THINGS unfolds in four distinct voices: devastated yet strong-willed Claire; Moira, the Irish Traveler turned transient abductor who is thrust into instant motherhood; soulful Jay, a recovering alcoholic whose grisly discovery brings him to the center of the tragedy; and finally Andrea, the scrappy take-no-prisoners, wildly talented tomboy who knows only enough to know she doesn’t know the truth of her past.

With an action-packed plot, a deep well compassion for its characters, and thematic chords concerning the wisdom and power of nature, strength of the human spirit, and connectedness of us all, LITTLE LOVELY THINGS marks the arrival of a powerful new voice in the current contemporary fiction landscape in Maureen Joyce Connolly.

My Review:
Great book from the beginning to the end! I couldn't put it down! My mom read it also and she liked it! There's one part where the story jumps four years. It would have been nice to know what happened a little within those four years, but other than that, what a great story! This book is something that will stick with you and you'll never forget about it! Excellent read!

Disclosure: I received this book free in exchange for my thoughts and review. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Wednesday 8/7, Low Entry Giveaways!

Hardcover copy of "Winter in Paradise" by Elin Hilderbrand - U.S. - One Thrifty Reader

Over 250 Entries:
"How To Read a Book," by Kwame Alexander and Melissa Sweet (children's book) - All 50 U.S. States - Books I Think You Should Read *GL

"I Don’t Like To Eat Ants" - children’s book - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tuesday 8/6, Low Entry Giveaways!

"The Birthday Girl" by Melissa De La Cruz - book - U.S. - Reviewed by Mom *RC

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"At The Narrow Waist of the World," by Marlena Maduro Baraf - book - All 50 U.S. States - Book I Think You Should Read *GL

Introductory or Intermediate Logic Set - Winner’s Choice ($146 value) - U.S. - Half a Hundred Acre Wood *RC

Monday, August 5, 2019

The Peanut Butter Falcon - Movie Trailer! #thepeanutbutterfalcon

Roadside Attractions, Armory Films and Endeavor Content will release 
The Peanut Butter Falcon in theaters August 9, 2019

Check out a new featurette featuring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and Zack Gottsagen:

Written and Directed by Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Thomas Haden Church, Jon Bernthal and Bruce Dern

A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whiskey, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.

93 Minutes

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Monday 8/5, Low Entry Giveaways!

Blu-ray + DVD + Digital combo edition of "Ugly Dolls" - US/CAN - Mommy Blog Expert *RC

"Sea Glass Summer" - children’s book - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

The Make-Ahead Sauce Solution: Elevate Your Everyday Meals with 61 Freezer-Friendly Sauces - paperback - U.S. - One Thrifty Reader

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Blu-ray of Marvel Studio’s “Captain Marvel” - U.S. - Mom Spotted *RC

The Jungle Bunch DVD (3 winners) - U.S./CAN - Making of a Mom *RC

Star Wars lounge pants - U.S. - Saving Toward a Better Life *RC