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April Monthly News

Welcome to the April edition of monthly news!
I completed my first reading challenge for the year and feel good about that. How are you doing on your challenges?

BOOKS: The Treatment by Suzanne Young (recommend)The Fault In Our Stars - John Green (recommend)The Martian - Andy Weir (recommend)No Time To Cook! Book - Elena Rosemond Hoerr (recommend)The Remedy - Suzanne Young (recommend)Planted With Hope - Tricia Goyer & Sherry Gore (recommend)
PRODUCTS: femMED Menopause Relief (recommend)
MOVIES: The Fault In Our Stars (recommend)The Martian (recommend)The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (recommend)

Yearly Total:35 Books, 1 Product & 4 Movies
Book of the Month:

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 271!
Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.

Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!
Rules: * Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56. It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with. Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56 *Add your Instagram url to the Linky.
Page 56
The calm had been disturbed. She was trapped in turbulent waters. Swimming against grief. Drowning in sympathy.



A thriller for this week's #Friday56 😊 A photo posted by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Apr 28, 2016 at 6:53pm PDT                                   ONLY FRIDAY 56 PARTICIPANTS MAY USE THE LINKY.

Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56.

Planted With Hope by Tricia Goyer & Sherry Gore (35)

In the second installment of the Pinecraft Pie Shop series, you'll return to a town and a family you've already grown to love. When Hope Miller is offered the plot of land behind the Me, Myself, and Pie shop to start a garden, she jumps at the chance. Finally--some space away from her four sisters! But everyone in town seems to have an opinion about what she should grow and how she should grow it. When the widower schoolteacher, Jonas Sutter, asks if his students at the Amish school can help turn the plot into a community garden, Hope only halfheartedly agrees, wondering if she will ever get the peace and quiet she craves. And will she get anything to grow? The stories of friendship, community, and unexpected love within these pages will plant real seeds of hope within your heart.
Series: The Pinecraft Pie Shop SeriesPaperback: 336 pagesPublisher: Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2016)ISBN: 9780736961318
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Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of s…

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel #Movie

Seven elderly Britons, for a variety of reasons, respond to an online ad and travel to Jaipur, India, where they find run-down hotel with a young, exuberant, and optimistic host. Evelyn, newly widowed, wants low-cost experience, Graham seeks a long-ago love, Douglas and Jean have lost their pension in a family investment, Muriel needs cheap hip surgery, Madge seeks a rich husband, and Norman is chasing women. India affects each in different ways, enchanting Douglas and Evelyn while driving Jean deeper into bitterness. Their host, young Sonny, has dreams but little cash or skill; he also has a girlfriend whom his mother dismisses. Stories cross and discoveries await each one.



AVAILABLE NOW!
Rated PG 124 minutes
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REVIEW:
Delightful!
Though I almost shed a tear a time or two, this story was filled with Indian culture, friendship and love.
I was also pleasantly surprised seeing so many faces that I know from Downton Abbey. Still, while watching this movie,…

#Win Lone Heart Pass by Jodi Thomas (US)

A fifth-generation Texan, JODI THOMAS sets the majority of her novels in her home state.Thomas is a marriage and family counselor by education, with a background that enables her to write about family dynamics. Honored in 2002 as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Thomas enjoys interacting with students on the West Texas A & M University campus, where she currently serves as Writer in Residence.When not working on a novel or inspiring students to pursue a writing career, Thomas enjoys traveling with her husband, Tom, renovating a historic home they bought in Amarillo, and "checking up" on their two grown sons.





Praise for Jodi Thomas
“It is Thomas’s understanding of the Texas spirit infused in her story that deeply touches readers’ hearts and souls.”RT Book Reviews
"Jodi Thomas is a masterful storyteller. She grabs your attention on the first page, captures your heart, and then makes you sad when it is time to bid her characters farewell. You c…

The Remedy by Suzanne Young (34)

Can one girl take on so many identities without losing her own? Find out in this riveting companion toThe Program and the New York Times bestselling The Treatment.

In a world before The Program…

Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone.

Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached.

Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barne…

The No Time To Cook! Book by Elena Rosemond-Hoerr (33)

No time to cook? No problem! Make weeknight cooking easy with more than 100 foolproof recipes that cover quickie breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and even impressive feasts for guests — all in 30 minutes or less. Created with intuitive graphics that are easy to follow, The No Time to Cook! Book will transform your weeknight cooking and make getting dinner on the table quick, easy, and stress-free. Really!
These recipes are presented simply and easily. The No Time to Cook! Book includes illustrations, flow charts, and pie charts that make recipes easier to understand. Special sections such as "10 Fun Things to Do with a Chicken" and "The Wheel of Dressings" outline easy recipes with the humor that's so necessary at the end of a busy day, and a quick reference section is perfect for the new cook in a time crunch. Take the stress out of dinner with The No Time to Cook! Book.
Hardcover: 256 pagesPublisher: DK (April 7, 2015)ISBN: 9781465429902
Fresh from the Tu…

Stella & Dot Spring Stylist Opportunity!

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Last but not least, you'll be able to earn an additional $300 in product credit when you sell $1,000
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