Monthly Archives: May 2015

Join the Odyssey Adventure Club for a ‘Buck’ (Plus a Summer Challenge)


Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means school will be out for the summer! Parents, does that fill you with dread, knowing all you’ll hear for the next few months is, “I’m bored!”? Keep reading because we have a deal for you—one that will only cost you a buck and that will keep your kids safe online while allowing them to have fun and to grow in their relationship with Jesus.

Buck Oliver is back in the latest Adventures in Odyssey album, and to celebrate, you can try the Odyssey Adventure Club for just a buck for your first month. Sign up before May 31st using the promo code BUCK! *This deal only applies to first-time accounts and is good the first month only.

Members receive:

—24/7 streaming access to more than 750 Adventures in Odyssey episodes (a $1500 retail value).

—A new, members-only Adventures in Odyssey episode every month.

—A subscription to Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse Magazine.

—A web quest of video stories and online activities reflecting the biblical theme of that month’s episode.

—On-the-go access with the OAClub mobile iOS app.

—Growing access to Odyssey books, a daily devotion, access to select Radio Theatre dramas and more.

Additionally, a portion of each Odyssey Adventure Club membership benefits Focus on the Family partner organizations, such as Carry the Cure and Mission Aviation Fellowship, providing parents with an opportunity to teach children about the value of serving others. The Odyssey Adventure Club hopes to spend another 25 years hand-in-hand with parents seeking to teach biblical truth to their children while inspiring the theater of their imagination.


Your favorite Adventures in Odyssey characters are also Taking the Plunge in Album 59 and now you can, too! This summer, dive into your faith and grow closer to God by joining the Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse Magazine Taking The Plunge Summer Challenge. It includes these simple things:

  • Learn 5 memory verses
  • Get active with 5 family activities together
  • Share God’s love and your faith in 5 different ways

When you commit to the Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse Magazine Taking The Plunge Summer Challenge, you’ll receive:

  • A promo code for an exclusive Odyssey Adventure Club first month offer (for new members only)
  • Adventures in Odyssey special studio message
  • “Strange Journey Back” book excerpt
  • “Jones and Parker Mysteries” book excerpt

To learn more about the Odyssey Adventure Club, visit, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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‘The Proposal at Siesta Key’ 5-Book Giveaway

Proposal Siesta Key Shelley Shepard Gray

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Much needed Peace. “The Heart of The Amish” By: Suzanne Woods Fisher

What a wonderfully refreshing book about peace and forgiveness. It has help me with some of the heartaches and pain that I am dealing with. I know that I will be referring back to this book from time to time when I am dealing with a very difficult time. I for one have always had a hard time at forgiving someone and moving on and finding that peace. This book is a remind of that that we need to let go and move forward with our lives. I so love the reflections and the plain truths that are in this book also. It is a must read book. Be sure to get your copy today. Remember that it also makes a great gift!


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Have you heard the news? Book Club chat with Vannetta Chapman!

Hi friends! To celebrate and countdown the June 9th release of my final Amish Village Mystery novel, MURDER FRESHLY BAKED, let’s all go back to where the series began and re-read together!

I’m starting a Book Club today that will run until June 9th! Every Tuesday, I will be hosting special book club chats on my Facebook page for each book in the countdown. Each week, you can chat about the book with me, have some fun, and enter to win prizes!

This week we will be re-reading MURDER SIMPLY BREWED (Book #1 of the series) and our first book club chat will be next Tuesday, June 2nd at 5:30 PM (EST).

Ready to join the fun?


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Review & Giveaway! The Proposal at Siesta Key: Amish Brides of Pinecraft, Book Two (The Pinecraft Brides), By: Shelley Shepard Gray

This is book two in The Pinecraft Brides series. Shelley Shepard Gray has done it yet again! Written another that is destine to be a best seller! I was captured by this book in the very beginning. This book is filled with love, compassion, heartbreak, understanding and faith. The description was so well written that I could practically feel the sun on my face, the sand in between my toes and smell the salt water. This book moves at a great pace. Never a dull moment! Characters that make you crave more and more of them. I am definitely looking forward to I am so looking forward to the next book in this series. That way I can revisit the wonderful small town of Pinecraft, Florida and the wonderful characters that I have falling in love with. 5 stars!

Be sure to pre-oder your copy of The Proposal at Siesta Key today.

I am also giving away a copy of this book to one person that comments on this post.
Tell me what kind of proposal that you had. Contest ends of the 29th of May. U.S only.
Remember to include you name & email address.

About the book:
The Proposal at Siesta Key (Avon Inspire, May 2015)

A young Amish woman, yearning for freedom, crosses paths with a handsome Mennonite celebrity in a deeply moving tale of friendship and self-discovery—the second installment in the unforgettable New York Times bestselling author’s new Amish Brides of Pinecraft series.

Penny Troyer rarely disobeys her parents. In the years since her sister’s tragic death, they’ve wanted nothing more than to keep her safe…even if it means never leaving the house.

But tonight, she’s bending the rules because Michael Knoxx, the most famous member of The Knoxx Family Singers, a traveling Mennonite Evangelical family —is scheduled to speak. Penny has heard of Michael—how he lost part of his leg in a terrible accident and uses the experience to inspire others—and knows she must meet him. So, for the first time ever, Penny stands up to her parents and goes out on her own.

Though he speaks about living life to the fullest, Michael knows he needs to take his own advice. Life on the road is grueling and Michael wants to slow down, to rest…to perhaps meet someone who sees him as a man, not just a celebrity. So when a twist of fate allows him the chance to stay a little longer in Pinecraft, Michael knows God is showing him a new path, especially when he discovers how much he and Penny Troyer have in common.

But new friendships can’t stop time. Soon, Michael’s time in Pinecraft will be over and he’ll be back on the road. Her time with Michael has brought her happiness, but will she be able to follow her heart? Or will she be faced with the one thing she’s sure she’ll never have the courage to do?

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Huckleberry Harvest, By: Jennifer Beckstrand


Huckleberry Harvest (Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series) by Jennifer Beckstrand. Jennifer Beckstrand has done it yet again! She has written another delightful story with Anna & Felty. Hop aboard this roll-a-coaster of a book and enjoy this story. This story has so much in it Love, laughter, heartache, pain, hope, faith and devotion. The unexpected things that happen in this story will leave you wanting for more and more. Anna is always trying to match make with one of her grandchildren. She wants to see them just as happy as she has been in her marriage. This book was so wonderful that I had a hard time putting it down. Be sure to pre-order your copy today. Remember is also makes a great gift. 5 stars!

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The Bride Raffle, By: Samantha Jillian Bayarr

Western Mail Order Brides book two is another wonderful read. You immediately fall right into the action in the story. There is always something happening never a dull moment. A quick and refreshing read for an evening. You can’t help but fall in love with Dalton and Belle.
Be sure to get your copy of the book today. 5 stars.

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Feisty & Determined! Bordello Bride, By: Katie Cartwright

I simply loved this fast paced good clean book by Katie Cartwright. There are so many things that I loved about it, the spunk, determination to make a better life. My heart broke for what Violet and what she had to endure. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Be sure to get your copy of Bordello Bride today. 5 stars!

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A Love Like Ours, By: Becky Wade

Becky Wade has done it yet again. She has hit another home run with her book A Love Like Ours! This is book three in the Porter Family Series. I so love how one of the main characters is dealing with PTSD. A topic that many shy away from today. Becky did such a wonderful job with this topic in the story. She really open my eyes and heart to those that are dealing with PTSD. You will fall in love with these wonderful characters. They are so lovable, compassionate, stubborn, feisty. I had a hard time putting down this book it was that good. You will laugh, cry, cheer, for your favorite characters. So be sure to grab your favorite drink and some tissues as you dive into this absolute fabulous story that will surely touch your heart.
Be sure and get your copy of the book today! Remember is also makes a wonderful gift. 5 stars!

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Gotta love The Porter Family! A Love Like Ours, By: Becky Wade

Becky has done it yet again and has written another book that will capture the heart of the readers from the very beginning. This was simply an amazing book to read, I had a very hard time putting the book down. The characters came to life in this story. I laughed, I cried, I shouted No, I cheered my favorite characters on! I love the faith, compassion, love, stubbornness, understanding, determination that came through the characters in this story. The issues that were dealt with touched my heart so. This book may be a work of fiction but one of the characters in this story deals with PTSD and I think Becky did an excellent job dealing with this issue. I so loved this book, I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
Be sure to get your copy of this fabulous book today. 5 stars!

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