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October Monthly News

  Welcome to the October edition of the monthly news! Canada had our Thanksgiving this month. It was lonely and uneventful in my home. With COVID on the rise again here, it was safer to stay in our own homes this year and just talk over the phone or messaging. Sucks, but better safe than sorry for sure!  How did you celebrate, if Canadian, or how will you celebrate next month if you are American? I reached my reading goal of 50 books and am now passed it. It's a good feeling. 😊 Have any of you reached your yearly goals? On October 26th, my beloved Harley passed away. I'm heartbroken. He was such a good boy and still young at 7 years old.  It was very sudden. He will be missed by all who knew him.                                                   Happy Halloween!  πŸŽƒ Stay safe everyone! πŸ™ BOOKS: Truthtelling by Lynne Sharon Schwartz Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher (recommend) Quiet Times With God by Joyce Meyer   This Lie Will

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 500! 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 . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56 Happy weekend to you all! And happy Halloween!! πŸŽƒ Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my 56... View this post on Instagram Nothing scarier than #truecrime #Friday56 #Instagram56 #halloweenreads A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Oct 29, 2020 at 4:34pm PDT   Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:  What is your favorite candy to snack on while reading? A: I love so many candies, but currently with Halloween happening, I always have tootsie pops, fizz candies and those awesome rockets on hand. I fill my pockets up and take them to hand out at

The Return by Nicholas Sparks (55) #Win Too! (US)

Hardcover:  368 pages ISBN:  9781538728574 AMAZON Trevor Benson never intended to move back to New Bern, North Carolina. But when a mortar blast outside the hospital where he worked sent him home from Afghanistan with devastating injuries, the dilapidated cabin he'd inherited from his grandfather seemed as good a place to regroup as any. Tending to his grandfather's beloved beehives, Trevor isn't prepared to fall in love with a local . . . yet, from their very first encounter, Trevor feels a connection with deputy sheriff Natalie Masterson that he can't ignore. But even as she seems to reciprocate his feelings, she remains frustratingly distant, making Trevor wonder what she's hiding. Further complicating his stay in New Bern is the presence of a sullen teenage girl, Callie, who lives in the trailer park down the road. Trevor hopes Callie can shed light on the mysterious circumstances of his grandfather's death, but she offers few clues -- until a crisis trigger

This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher (54)

Kindle :  5953 KB Publisher :  Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint Edition (December 11, 2018) Print Length :  320 pages AMAZON One year ago, there was a party. At the party, someone died. Five teens each played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth. But tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. Of course…some things are too good to be true. Now, they realize they’ve been lured together by a person bent on revenge, a person who will stop at nothing to uncover what actually happened on that deadly night, one year ago. Five arrived, but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free? Or will their lies destroy them all? Chelsea Pitcher is a karaoke-singing, ocean-worshipping Oregonian with a penchant for twisty mysteries. She began gobbling up stories as soon as she could read, and especially enjoys delving into the darker places to see if she can draw out some light. Chelsea is the

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 499! 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 . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56 Happy weekend to you all! And happy Spooktober!! πŸŽƒ Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my 56... View this post on Instagram Nicholas Spark's newest release for this week's #Friday56 #Instagram56 A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Oct 22, 2020 at 5:08pm PDT   Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:  If you go trick-or-treating with your favorite book character, who would it be? A: Hands down, Harry Potter. You need a little magic on your side and he is good at it! **This is a weekly meme post.

#Win Quiet Times With God by Joyce Meyer (53) (US)

Hardcover :  384 pages Release: October 13, 2020 ISBN:  9781455560288 AMAZON Life is busy and often uncertain, but you can live in the full peace of God with this easy-to-understand devotional designed to encourage you each day of the year. This includes a daily Bible verse followed by a devotional reading and power thought to meditate upon. With the constant demands and pressures, it can be hard to regularly take time to unplug and simply be with God. But Joyce's practical teaching format in Quiet Times with God will encourage you to discipline yourself so that you can receive the fullness of God's healing, revitalizing peace. JOYCE MEYER is a #1  New York Times  bestselling author and one of the world’s leading practical Bible teachers. Her broadcast,  Enjoying Everyday Life , airs daily on hundreds of television networks and radio stations worldwide. Joyce has written nearly 100 inspirational books. Bestsellers include  Power Thoughts ;  The Confident Woman ;  Look Great, Fe

The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher (52) #EarlyReview

  Print :  336 pages Publication Date :  Graydon House,   December 29, 2020 ASIN :  B082Z4VDNK AMAZON Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch. Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son—the perfect life. Only now that she’s living in their beautiful house, she sees the cracks in the crumbling facade are too deep to ignore. Still, she isn’t one to judge. After her grim diagnosis, the retired therapist simply wants a place to live out the rest of her days in peace. But that peace is shattered the day Juno overhears a chilling conversation between Winnie and Nigel… She shouldn’t get involved. She  really  shouldn’t. But this could be her chance to make a few things right. Because if you thought Juno didn’t have a secret of her own, then you were wrong about her, too. From the wickedly dark mind of bestselling author Tarryn Fisher,  The Wrong Family  is a taut new thriller that’s riddled with twists in all the r

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 498! 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 . If you don't link up, we may not know to visit. Also join in the fun on Instagram using the hashtags #Instagram56 #Friday56 Happy weekend to you all! And happy Spooktober!! πŸŽƒ Check out this read on  Amazon . Here is my 56... View this post on Instagram The most anticipated thriller of the year for this week's #Friday56 #Instagram56 Book is out in December!! A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) on Oct 15, 2020 at 4:34pm PDT   Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. JUNO Juno was hungry. But before she could eat, she had to  make it to the fridge without cutting herself. Q:  Would you consider giving out books to trick-or-treaters instead of candy? A: I would, but some make