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December Monthly News

Welcome to the December  edition of the monthly news! Celebrated my 43rd level up on the 10th! View this post on Instagram Level 43 #selfie Happy birthday to me! 🍻 A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Dec 10, 2019 at 7:41am PST Went for steak dinner with my hubby. Drank lots of presecco. Visited with loved ones. T'was a good day! We also celebrated Christmas. Having such a big family meant many visits throughout the day, and still taking a few hours to cook and eat turkey. It was a great day though, and we are blessed. Boxing Day, Vince and I celebrated 19 years together. Again, we went for steak and presecco. It was a great time, as always. I love The Keg. I am quite proud of myself for accomplishing 50 books read this year! Literally at the last minute too! 2019 Reading Challenge Freda has completed her goal of reading 50 books in 2019! hide 50 of 50 (100

Ten by Gretchen McNeil (50)

Kindle:  1637 KB Print:  309 pages Publisher:  Balzer + Bray; Reprint edition (September 18, 2012) ASIN:  B007HBH33W AMAZON A smart and terrifying teen horror novel inspired by Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, from Get Even author Gretchen McNeil—now a Lifetime Original Movie! Ten teens. Three days. One killer. It was supposed to be the weekend of their lives—an exclusive house party on Henry Island. Best friends Meg and Minnie are looking forward to two days of boys, booze, and fun-filled luxury. But what starts out as fun turns twisted after the discovery of a DVD with a sinister message: Vengeance is mine. And things only get worse from there. With a storm raging outside, the teens are cut off from the outside world . . . so when a mysterious killer begins picking them off one by one, there’s no escape. As the deaths become more violent and the teens turn on one another, can Meg find the killer before more people die? Or is the killer closer to her

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 458! RULES: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your  ereader . If you have to improvise, that is okay. *Find a snippet, short and sweet. *Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky below. Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56 Happy weekend to you all! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST FOR 2020!! Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my snippet from location 56... View this post on Instagram This week's #Friday56 #Instagram56 is a novella but also book #5.5 in a mystery series. A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Dec 26, 2019 at 4:47pm PST Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:     What bookish goodies did you get for the holidays? A: The only bookish gift I received was actually for my

Merry Christmas To All!

Wishing you all the happiest Christmas!

Silent Night by Deanna Raybourn (49)

Kindle:  563 KB Print:  58 pages Publisher:  MIRA (September 14, 2015) ASIN:  B012MSMUNM AMAZON 'Tis the season for an investigation in this Victorian mystery fan-favorite Lady Julia Grey Christmas novella After a year of marriage—and numerous adventures—Lady Julia and Brisbane hope for a quiet, intimate Christmas together—until they find themselves at her father's ancestral estate, Bellmont Abbey, with her eccentric family and a menagerie of animals. Nevertheless, Julia looks forward to a lively family gathering—but amongst the celebrations, a mystery stirs. There are missing jewels, new faces at the Abbey, and a prowling ghost that brings back unwelcome memories from a previous holiday—one that turned deadly. Is a new culprit recreating crimes of the past? And will Brisbane let Julia investigate—? New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Deanna Raybourn is a 6th-generation native Texan. She graduated with a double major in English and his

Mrs. Scrooge by Barbara Bretton (48)

Kindle:   1293 KB Print:  212 pages Publisher:  Free Spirit Press (September 24, 2013) ASIN:  B00FEXXSCA AMAZON Single mother Samantha Dean doesn't have time for Christmas. Or romance, for that matter. She is weeks away from opening her own catering business, the most important part of her plan to provide her certified genius daughter Patty with all the wonderful things she deserves. Except Patty doesn't want to go to a fancy boarding school. She wants a father and when she meets bartender Murphy O'Rourke at her fourth grade Career Day presentation, she knows she's met the man of her mother's dreams! But can she convince her Mrs. Scrooge of a mom that it was time to give Christmas -- and love -- a second chance? Previously published by Harlequin Books Barbara Bretton wrote and sold her first novel in 1982, and hasn't stopped since. REVIEW: This was such a sweet story, with the sweetest little girl in it.  Her mama and this gu

The #Friday56 #Instagram56

Welcome to week 457! RULES: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to Page 56 or 56% on your  ereader . If you have to improvise, that is okay. *Find a snippet, short and sweet. *Post it, and add the url to your post in the Linky below. Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56 Happy weekend to you all! (Posting late due to work.) MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!!!!!! Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my snippet from location 659... View this post on Instagram This week's #Friday56 #Instagram56 is a sweet holiday romance! A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Dec 19, 2019 at 8:12pm PST Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:     What is your favorite Christmas themed fiction or nonfiction book?  A: I do not have one. **Thi