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May Monthly News

  Welcome to the May 2023 edition of monthly news! I'm sure like so many of you, my British roots had me glued to the television in the early morning to watch the coronation of the King. I could feel my grandfather all around the room, who instilled his love of his heritage in me.  As I sat watching, it warmed my heart to see my Indigenous side being represented. Having both sides is a conflict in itself but watching them come together was heartwarming. Along with the King's promise, it gave me hope for the future. My grandson was born, May 7th at 1:09pm EST. Meet Jacob Ryder Desbiens-Rushlow. “Come to me in my dreams, and then By day I shall be well again. For then the night will more than pay The hopeless longing of the day.” ―  Matthew Arnold,  Longing I got a couple more tattoos. They make me smile. A lotus symbolizes rebirth, and I am going through a sort of transition in life which feels like a rebirth.  I also am trying to be happier and have a more positive outlook on l

Apple Die - Chelsea Thomas (29)

ASIN: ‎  B07KMDHXM2 Publication date: ‎  December 26, 2018 Kindle: ‎  1607 KB Print: ‎  178 pages AMAZON When Chelsea Thomas returned to her gorgeous small-town after getting dumped, she expected a great many things… …getting caught up in a dangerous murder mystery wasn’t one of them. Within a couple days of returning to the family orchard, Chelsea is accused of murder and told not to leave town. Luckily, she’s staying with Miss May — a former big city prosecutor — which means she’s got someone to help her through this. When Miss May recruits her bottle-blonde best friend, Teeny, the trio begin their hunt for the killer. But someone in town wants these three ladies to fail and when Chelsea receives a threat on her life, the team realizes it’s more than mere justice at stake. They’d better solve this fast or all three of them might be next. Follow along in this cozy mystery adventure as a smart young woman discovers the value of family and uncovers the person she was always meant to be.

A Planned Occasion - Angie Kim (28)

ASIN: ‎  B0BXQ3FHBS Publisher: ‎  Amazon Original Stories (April 27, 2023) Kindle: ‎  7416 KB Print: ‎  27 pages AMAZON A surprising gift brings closure for an elderly widow in a poignant story about grief, memory, and the persistence of love by the acclaimed, award-winning author of Miracle Creek. Korean immigrant Mina Pak Johnson is clearing out the last of her husband’s things when she finds a picnic basket in his closet—a long-forgotten wedding present from her mother. With it comes decades of memories—of her mother’s wishes for her to be happy and her own shattered hopes for her first child—and regret at never having used it. Pushing her husband’s ashes and a bottle of wine in a rusty old stroller, Mina is determined to re-create the picnic they never had. But with it comes something Mina never expected, illuminating a loving gesture her husband made years ago. Angie Kim’s A Planned Occasion is part of Good Intentions, a riveting collection of stories about the instincts, fears, a

The #Friday56 & #Instagram56 & #Giveaway

Welcome to week 634! RULES: * Grab a book, any book * Turn to Page 56 or 56% in your Ereader (If you want to improvise, go ahead!) * Find a snippet, but no spoilers! * Post it to your blog or Instagram and add your url to the Linky below. If you do not add your url, we may miss your post! If sharing on social media or joining us on Instagram, please use the hashtags  #Friday56 #Instagram56 Now for this week's selection:   Check it out on  Amazon . Check out my  review . Read my 56: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Freda Labianca (@fredasvoice) Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56. a Rafflecopter giveaway Are you reading more e-books lately?     Yes... compared to former years when all I would read was paper. Now I mainly read ebooks. **This is a weekly book meme.. Compensation may be earned from the links within.

A Song And A Prayer - Loretta Lynn #Giveaway (27)

Publisher: ‎  Worthy Books (May 23, 2023) Hardcover: ‎  208 pages ISBN: ‎  9781546004219 AMAZON Experience spiritual encouragement from the Queen of Country Music with this collection of devotionals and uplifting lyrics. It’s been over sixty years since the late Loretta Lynn first rose to stardom, transforming from a coal miner’s daughter to the Queen of Country Music. Loretta knew she was blessed—to record music, to sing her songs to such great crowds, and to write books. A Song and A Prayer is a collection of devotionals combined with song lyrics that delivers a unique form of worship. Inspired by her songwriting sessions with Kim McLean (a fellow songwriter, music producer, as well as ordained minister and reverend doctor), Loretta's love of God is felt on every page of this book. Readers will learn to experience and maintain an intimate one-on-relationship with God.   This volume will become a cherished companion for Loretta Lynn fans and readers everywhere as they strive to li

Blitz: The Keeper - Lynn Montagano

  Good morning! Please give a warm welcome to Lynn Montagano. This is her first visit here, and she brought her book, The Keeper for us to check out. So let's do that now.... Lynn Montagano is a contemporary romance author, writing coach, podcaster and unapologetic football fan. When Lynn isn't writing or recording her weekly podcast, you can find her cheering loudly for her beloved New England Patriots or traveling somewhere new in this great big world. WEBSITE    |    FACEBOOK    |    GOODREADS The Keeper by Lynn Montagano Publication date: May 23rd 2023 Genres: Adult, Contemporary,  Romance It started in the English countryside when he stopped to see if I was having car trouble. It should have ended there. But it turned into three of the most intense days of my life. And guess what? It didn’t end there either. His name is Xavier Maddox. Sexy, talented, athletic. A British soccer star. The enticing bad boy. He should be off limits for me. My name is Victoria Chase. Ambitious,

Cocaine Bear

AVAILABLE MAY 23 RATED R AMAZON From Director Elizabeth Banks (Charlie’s Angels, Pitch Perfect 2), comes Cocaine Bear, the “wildly entertaining” (the Mary Sue) story inspired by the time an actual bear did cocaine. The comedy-laced, high-octane film phenomenon stars Keri Russell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Margo Martindale (American Crime Story), and the late Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) in “a thrilling binge of adrenaline” (TheWrap).  The ‘Maximum Rampage Edition,’ loaded with behind-the-scenes extras including an alternate ending, deleted scenes and gag reel, will be yours to own on Digital May 9, 2023 and Blu-ray™ and DVD May 23, 2023 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE).   Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner's plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that ate it, this wild dark comedy finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of

The Days Before Us - Sejal Bedani (26)

ASIN: ‎  B0BXQ3M22X Publisher: ‎  Amazon Original Stories (April 27, 2023) Kindle: ‎  7923 KB Print: ‎  35 pages AMAZON A woman strives to overcome the traumas of her past to bring a new family together in an uplifting story about love, promise, and second chances by a Washington Post, USA Today, and Amazon Charts bestselling author. Autumn, a mother-to-be, has an unsteady grip on the meaning of family. Her father abandoned her. She hasn’t seen her estranged mother in more than twelve years. And her marriage is crumbling. As Autumn struggles with painful memories of her childhood and fosters hopes for her own baby’s future, she must come to terms with the past to be the mother she and her child need her to be. Sejal Badani’s The Days Before Us is part of Good Intentions, a riveting collection of stories about the instincts, fears, and fierce love inherent in motherhood from award-winning, bestselling authors. Read or listen to each in a single sitting. Sejal Badani is the Amazon Charts