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2014 ARC Reading Challenge Almost Over

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on December 30, 2014
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2014 ARC Reading ChallengeI am so sorry to everyone who took part in this challenge.  I know that I totally forgot to post the count for several months in a row.

Please just tell us in the comments how many ARC’s you read in 2014 and I will do a wrap up post early in the new year.


Giveaway: The Winter Sea by Di Morrissey

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on December 30, 2014
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Winter Sea, TheThanks to Staci Burt of St. Martin’s Press, I am giving away one print copy of  ‘The Winter Sea’.

Book Description:

Escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job, Cassie Holloway moves to the little Australian coastal town of Whitby Point. There she meets the Aquino family, whose fishing business was founded by their ancestor, Giuseppe, an Italian immigrant, some ninety years before.

Life for Cassie on the south west coast is sweet as she sets up a successful restaurant and falls in love with Giuseppe’s great grandson Michael. But when the family patriarch dies, a devastating family secret is revealed which threatens to destroy her dreams. Cassie’s future happiness now rests with her quest for the truth.

About Di Morrissey:

Photographer  Anna Kucera

Photographer Anna Kucera

Di Morrissey is one of Australia’s bestselling international novelists. She trained as a journalist with Australian Consolidated Press and became Women’s Editor for The Daily Mail Group in London.

She had her own television program in the United States on CBS and was a regular presenter on Australia television. In addition to radio broadcasting, she has written for TV, film and theatre. She is the author of 12 bestselling novels and lives in Byron Bay. Visit Di at www.dimorrissey.com

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Christmas CatsBook Description:

The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats is a Seuss-ical tale for young children which builds upon the morals of the first two Christmas Cats books (The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats and The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats). Book One (The Christmas Cats in Silly Hats) stressed that twin sisters—or anyone— should learn to play together nicely. When one twin bit the other on the nose, it was a sign that a story about playing together nicely would be useful. Learning to cooperate is important for everyone.

Book Two, The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats, urges acceptance and advises against prejudice. “It’s best to be open and trusting and kind, and always to keep an open mind.” Learn to accept others in a non-judgmental, open-minded fashion.

Book Three, The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats urges everyone to honor life in all its forms. Love and accept all God’s creatures. Some animals—(puppies and kitties come to mind)— are popular with nearly everyone. Others (spiders, lizards, bats, etc.) may not seem as worthy, but all are small cogs in the universe. Bats serve a very useful purposes in God’s grand scheme. All life should be valued. The bats of story three are just as deserving of respect and have as much of a right to life as any other creature on the planet.

My Thoughts:

There are strange sounds coming from the school bus parked at a local mall.  The Christmas Cats are called to investigate and they find bats.  ‘The Christmas Cats Encounter Bats’, is the delightful sequel to the ‘Christmas Bats’ series.  It is quite Dr. Suess like in rhyme and is sure to entertain young children and teach them important lessons on treating others kindly.  Even to those who are different to you.  Sure, bats are not cute and furry like some animals but they have an important purpose on this earth.

I highly recommend the entire series and not just for Christmas.  I can be enjoyed any time.


I bought this ebook after reading book II in the series, The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats‘.  The opinions are my own and honest.

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