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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
Sheila has read 9 books toward her goal of 80 books.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Review and Giveaway of Checkin’ It Twice and Other Heartwarming Holiday Tales

Product Details:

  • Title: Checkin' It Twice and Other Heartwarming Tales
  • Authors:Ed, Jennifer Ricks, Lee Ann Setzer, Jennifer Carson Shelton, Rob Smales, Janice Sperry, LisaAnn Turner, Michael D. Young, Brenda J. Anderson, Amie Borst, Weston Elliott, Kasey Eyre, Gussie Fick, Angie Lofthouse, Teresa G. Osgood, Brian C. Ricks,
  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Rosehaven Publishing & Distribution (October 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931858241
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931858243
  • FTC FYI: I was given a review e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

Book Description:
October 31, 2012
Can Santa learn a lesson from the Savior? Can a foreign exchange student help you see Christmas a little more clearly? Do things really look better from a distance? And just how many holiday ornaments does one woman need? Get in the Christmas Spirit with Volume 2 of award-winning stories from LDS Publisher's 2010 and 2011 Christmas Story Contests!

My Review
The first story in the book, Checkin' It Twice, by Michael Young sets the mood for this wonderful new Christmas book. The story is centered around Santa Claus and his naughty list. Santa learns that he needs to remember this, “Tis the season. Remember the reason.” Santa realizes he has been so busy judging others whether they are naughty or nice that he has forgotten that he needs to be loving all people, regardless, just like Christ. As I said, this was the prefect story to begin this book of Holiday Tales.

Fishing Buddies by Ron Smales is another story about Santa, as he helps Widower, Bill, make it through Christmas Eve without his late wife. They spend the evening together and Bill doesn't realize who he is spending his time with until he has to leave suddenly and he sees a light up in the sky heading away from him. You can feel the loneliness of Bill and the kindness that Kris shows to him.
The story that brought me to tears was, Broken Things, by Angie Lofthouse. This is the story of Kendall and her journey to forgive herself and experience the gift of repentance in her life. Her friend Patrick has just recently returned from his mission and Kendall doesn't feel that she is worthy to be his friend or girlfriend. With the help of her friend and the baby Jesus, she realizes on Christmas morning that she can once again become whole.I loved this story a lot!
A story that many people will be able to relate to in these hard economic times, is Gifts From Jesus, by Kasey Eyre. This story is one of faith, service, kindness and love. It also brings home the idea that the gifts from Jesus bring more happiness in our lives than any other presents we can receive. 

These are just a small sampling of the stories that you will find in this book. They can be used for talks, lessons, Family Home Evening and also shared each night with your family. They will bring the true Christmas spirit to your home. They truly are, as said in the title, heart warming stories that will bring you and your family closer to the Savior this Christmas time. 

The publisher is offering an e-copy of Checkin' It Twice to one of my lucky readers. So go to the Rafflecopter form below and see how easy it is to enter to win.
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Good News From The Publisher!!!

The Bonuses

We're feeling the Christmas Spirit here and have decided to extend our Release Day Bonus Goodies through the middle of December.

Buy a print copy of Checkin' It Twice from any time between now and December 15th and get a sleighful of Bonus Goodies absolutely free!!

What do you get?

Checkin' It Twice eBook
Available in five popular ebook formats (epub, mobi, prc, lrf, pdb) bundled into one zipped file. Give the print book as a gift and keep the ebook for yourself!

Stolen Christmas eBook
The first of LDS Publisher's Christmas anthologies (see details here). Available in five popular ebook formats (epub, mobi, prc, lrf, pdb) bundled into one zipped file.

Santa Bingo
Get ready for the holidays with this Santa-themed Print & Play bingo game. Also includes instructions for playing Memory & Go Fish. This family edition comes as a printable, full-color .pdf file, and includes 12 Playing Sheets and 50 Image Cards.

Nativity Bingo
This nativity-themed Print & Play bingo game is a great Christmas Eve activity for the entire family. The family edition comes as a printable, full-color .pdf file with 12 Playing Sheets and 50 Image Cards. Also includes instructions for playing Memory and Go Fish, as well as an information sheet on the meanings behind the symbols of Christmas.

Holiday Word Puzzles
Keep the family entertained during Christmas break with this Christmas-themed Print & Play collection of word puzzles and games for the whole family. Includes 9 word searches (easy & medium), 9 fallen phrases, 9 letter tiles, 4 double puzzles, 9 crypt-o-grams, and a stained glass ornament craft! 35 pages of fun!

Claim Your Bonuses

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  1. Thanks for the review! Appreciate it. :)

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  3. Aw, thanks, Sheila! I always like making people cry--in a good way! Have a great Christmas