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The Prince And The Troll - Rainbow Rowell (38)

ASIN: ‎  B08L626591 Publisher: ‎  Amazon Original Stories (December 15, 2020) Kindle: ‎  3937 KB Print: ‎  26 pages AMAZON A charming everyman and a mysterious something-under-the-bridge cross paths in a short fairy tale by the number one New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park and the Simon Snow series. It’s fate when a man accidentally drops his phone off the bridge. It’s fortune when it’s retrieved by a friendly shape sloshing in the muck underneath. From that day forward, as they share a coffee every morning, an unlikely friendship blooms. Considering the reality for the man above, where life seems perfect, and that of the sharp-witted creature below, how forever after can a happy ending be? The Prince and the Troll is part of Faraway, a collection of retold fairy tales that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. Whether read or listened to in one sitting, prepare to be charmed, moved, enlightened, and frightened all over again. Rainbow Rowell is the

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 547! 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! Check out this read on  Amazon . Read  my review . Here is my 56... View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:  Are you more willing to read traditionally published books than self-published (indie) books? Or do you not have a preference? A:  I don't have a preference. I've read a ton of amazing self-published stories. Remember Fifty Shades of Grey? Not a big house publisher people!!! A great read too! Actually the only erotica book that I've really enjo

Mare Of Easttown Season 1

  AVAILABLE NOW! ASIN ‏ : ‎  B0986DHDVV AMAZON Kate Winslet stars in this limited series as a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder as her own life crumbles around her.  Also starring Julianne Nicholson, Jean Smart, Angourie Rice, Evan Peters, Cailee Spaeny, David Denman, John Douglas Thompson, Patrick Murney, Ben Miles, James McArdle, Sosie Bacon, Joe Tippett and Neal Huff. REVIEW: This is an incredible series that murder mystery lovers will really enjoy.  The hubby watched some of the series with me, and that was surprising. Dramatic mysteries are not really his thing, but at times he was rapt. He even commented at the end that this was a fantastic show that he was surprised at himself for liking. The subject matter is not an easy one to digest, but when done properly such as this series, you will find yourself immersed in the story. Wanting to know the who, why, when and where. The hubby did walk away at a couple of moments that were hard to watch. After

#Win Over It - Kelsey Grimm (US)

Kelsey Grimm is known by most, as a singer/artist alongside her husband Caleb, in their duo Caleb + Kelsey. She is mama to their two precious boys, Emmett age 3 and Beckett, age 1. Kelsey considers herself a stay-at-home mom as the majority of her time is spent raising her babies and making the house a home in their hometown of Nashville. She is also fervent about marriage and the quest for true intimacy with the person you’re doing life closest with. It’s hard and messy but 100% worth fighting for. Kelsey and her husband Caleb have planted roots at a church home in Nashville that has provided a place for them to heal, serve, and grow deeper in their ever changing and evolving relationships with Jesus. Connect with Kelsey at Twitter , Instagram and TikTok ! HARDCOVER / ISBN-13:  9781546015666 USD:  $26   /    CAD:  $33 ON SALE: September 21st 2021 GENRE :  Mind, Body, Spirit  /  Religion  /  Christian Life  /  Personal Growth  /  Christian Living  /  Personal Growth PAGE COUNT:  272 A

All Adults Here - Emma Straub (37)

ASIN: ‎  B07YRVH8NN Publisher: ‎  Riverhead Books (May 4 2020) Kindle: ‎  2704 KB Print: ‎  366 pages AMAZON When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she'd been to her three, now-grown children. But to what consequence? Astrid's youngest son is drifting and unfocused, making parenting mistakes of his own. Her daughter is pregnant yet struggling to give up her own adolescence. And her eldest seems to measure his adult life according to standards no one else shares. But who gets to decide, so many years later, which long-ago lapses were the ones that mattered? Who decides which apologies really count? It might be that only Astrid's thirteen-year-old granddaughter and her new friend really understand the courage it takes to tell the truth to the people you love the most. In All Adults Here, Emma S

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 546! 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! Check out this read on  Amazon . Read  my review . Here is my 56.. NO IG 56 THIS WEEK. Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:  Where do you get background images for your post, or do you create them yourself? A:  Since I am a hobby photographer, and even have a blog for my photos I take, I always post my own images. I used to borrow stock images off the internet but not anymore. http://fredamans.blogspot.ca is my photo blog; Day One Photography **This is a weekly book meme post. Compensation may be earned from the link within.

Scooby Doo Meets Courage The Cowardly Dog

  NOT RATED 78 minutes AMAZON The movie involves Scooby-Doo and his friends finding a strange object in the middle of Nowhere, Kansas, the backwoods hometown of Courage and his owners, Eustace and Muriel Bagge. Bonus Episodes: Scooby Doo, Where Are You! "Decoy for a Dognapper" The Scooby Doo/Dynomutt Hour, "The Gruesome Game of the Gator Ghoul" The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour, "Chiller Diller Movie Thriller" REVIEW: We watched this film together, the hubby and myself, die-hard Scooby fans! Neither of us really had any knowledge of Courage the Cowardly Dog though. All we knew of was the name. I couldn't tell you if it was a show or book. That didn't matter. This movie was funny, adventurous, of course it was mysterious. Everything you would expect it to be! Courage and friends just added to it, and it made for a great mash-up! So if you like either characters, check this one out! Be advised there is some mild violence if watching with little ones. 3.5/

#Win I Take My Coffee Black - Tyler Merritt (US)

Tyler Merritt  is an actor, musician, comedian, and activist behind The Tyler Merritt Project. Raised in Las Vegas he has always had a passion for bringing laughter, grace, and love into any community that he is able to be a part of. For over twenty years now he has spoken to audiences ranging from elementary school students to nursing home seniors. His television credits include ABC's  Kevin Probably Saves The World , Netflix's  Messiah , Netflix's  Outer Banks , Disney/Marvel's  Falcon and the Winter Soldier  and Apple TV's upcoming series  Swagger . Tyler's viral videos "Before You Call the Cops" and "Walking While Black" have been viewed by over 60 million people worldwide with “Before You Call The Cops” being voted the number one most powerful video of 2020 by NowThis Politics. He is a Cancer survivor who lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Connect with Tyler on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and Youtube . HARDCOVER / ISBN-13:  9781546029410

Blitz: You're So Vain - Whitney Dineen (With #Giveaway!)

  Freda's Voice is so happy to take part is this blitz tour for Whitney Dineen's newest book, You're So Vain. Please read on for the excerpt and a great giveaway! USA Today Bestselling author Whitney Dineen is a rock star in her own head. While delusional about her singing abilities, there’s been a plethora of validation that she’s a fairly decent author (AMAZING!!!). After winning many writing awards and selling nearly a kabillion books (math may not be her forte, either), she’s decided to let the voices in her head say whatever they want (sorry, Mom). She also won a fourth-place ribbon in a fifth-grade swim meet in backstroke. So, there’s that. Whitney loves to play with her kids (a.k.a. dazzle them with her amazing flossing abilities), bake stuff, eat stuff, and write books for people who "get" her. She thinks french fries are the perfect food and Mrs. Roper is her spirit animal. Connect with her at her website , Twitter , Goodreads , Instagram and Facebook .

Hazel And Gray - Nic Stone (36)

ASIN: ‎  B08L64B613 Publisher: ‎  Amazon Original Stories (December 15, 2020) Kindle: ‎  7424 KB Print length: ‎  26 pages AMAZON Two anxious young lovers lost in the woods. A beckoning mansion in a dark clearing. A short modern-day retelling of Hansel and Gretel by the number one New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin. It’s bad enough that Hazel and Gray have defied the demands of Hazel’s foul stepfather. The Monster has forbidden their romance. Now they’ve awakened in the forest, phones dead, hours past curfew. But not far away is a grand estate in the middle of nowhere. The door is open. In this short story about choosing your own path, the fury of the Monster that awaits them back home may be nothing compared to what lies ahead. Hazel and Gray is part of Faraway, a collection of retold fairy tales that take the happily-ever-after in daring new directions. Whether read or listened to in one sitting, prepare to be charmed, moved, enlightened, and frightened all over again.

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56

Welcome to week 545! 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! Check out this read on  Amazon . Read  my review . Here is my 56..   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Mans (@fredasphotos) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. Q:  Are you more likely to choose a read based on the synopsis or the cover? A:  I do love a cover, but the synopsis usually pulls me in. **This is a weekly book meme post. Compensation may be earned from the link within.