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Jennifer ScottThanks to Diana Franco of NAL, I am giving away one print copy of ‘The Hundred Gifts’ by Jennifer Scott.

Description of The Hundred Gifts by Jennifer Scott

The national bestselling author of The Sister Season shares a new novel about a woman who discovers the spirit of the season is truly in the giving….

With the holidays around the corner, empty-nester Bren Epperson realizes that for the first time in decades, she has no large family to cook for, no celebration to create.  So she starts teaching a holiday cooking class, and it’s a hit—until Virginia Mash, the old lady upstairs, bursts in complaining. 

Rather than retaliate, Bren suggests that the class shower Virginia with kindness—and give her one hundred gifts.  So they embark on the plan to lift a heart.  Along the way, amidst the knitting and the making and the baking, they’ll  discover the best gifts can’t be bought and family celebrations can be reborn.

About Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott is the national bestselling, award-winning author of Second Chance Friends, The Accidental Book Club, and The Sister Season. Her acclaimed YA novels under a pseudonym, Jennifer Brown, have been selected as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a VOYA Perfect Ten, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

 Please visit Jennifer Scott online at: www.JenniferScottAuthor.com

Giveaway of The Hundred Gifts by Jennifer Scott

This giveaway is open to the U.S. only and ends on November 14, 2015.  Entries accepted via Rafflecopter only.

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National Cat Day- Meet Meeka

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on October 30, 2015
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AmandaI just found out that today was National Cat Day.  As many of you who have been following my website for awhile, you already know that my dear cat Amanda passed on just before the new year. I loved her dearly and still miss her so much.

I kept meaning to give you an update on our family status but have just been crazy Busy.

In May, I found out about a Snowshoe cat that was in a foster home needed a new home fast.  I wasn’t sure if I was ready for a new cat in our family yet.  I always worry when I lose a pet that I will put certain expectations on a new pet if I get one too soon.  However, Bill and I decided to meet the cat in need, Meeka.  Of course, it was love at first sight for me and we brought her home.

Luckily, like Amanda, Meeka loves to cuddle and sleeps with me every night all cuddles against me.  She has really filled that void.  She also like to give and receive kisses.  However, she is the most vocal cat I have ever known.  She is very good at communicating what she wants and when she is displeased.

When we adopted her back in May, she was a hefty 15 pounds.  The vet insisted that she Meeka and Suanneneeded to be on a diet and only be fed canned food.  The reason for canned food is the higher water content.  So, I put her on a diet right away.  She didn’t mind the canned food at all, she just wanted more of it and has made that abundantly clear, every single day. Despite her protests, she has lost 3 pounds to date.  Two more pounds to go.  After she lost the first two pound she has been a lot more active, running up and down the stairs and following me everywhere!  I mean EVERYWHERE!  She cries outside the door if I am in the bathroom.  LOL! The good thing though is that she is now getting exercise without even realizing it is part of her weight loss plan.

Meeka is about 6 years old. She is the first non-black cat I have had.



Ron SempleThanks to Sarah-Beth Watkins of John Hunt Publishing, I am giving away one print or ebook copy of ‘Black Tom: Terror on the Hudson’ by Ron Semple.

Description of ‘Black Tom’ by Ron Semple:

A tale of sabotage, subterfuge and political shenanigans set in that colorful, raucous place that was Jersey City in 1916 when America is on the cusp of war and the fate of a president and the nation might hinge on the decision a young policeman is forced to make.

About Ron Semple:Ron Semple

A long-time newspaperman who rose from cub reporter to publisher, Ron  
Semple is a fifth-generation Jersey City native. Semple was educated  
by the Jesuits. He is a former Marine, a retired Coast Guard  
auxiliarist, and a retired firefighter and paramedic. Semple spent the  
past ten years as a FEMA reservist deployed to a half-dozen  
hurricanes. He is married and has two grown daughters, a foster son  
and two grandchildren.

Giveaway of’ Black Tom’ by Ron Semple:

The print version is open to the U.S. and U.K. only.  ebook is open worldwide.  This giveaway ends on November 13, 2015.  Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.

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