What We’ve Been Reading – August 2020

What We’ve Been Reading – August 2020

It’s been a great summer for reading for me! This isn’t always the case, so that’s been a real treat. Of course, it means other things haven’t been getting done, but let’s not focus on that, LOL. For now, here are a few highlights, though not my exhaustive list!

For Book Club

Can you believe it…This was my first book by Karen Witemeyer that I’ve read! I know, I know…What took me so long? This will be my October book club selection, but I got a head start, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. =) I can definitely see why Karen Witemeyer is a reader favorite!

For Edits

A Voice Within the Flames by Henry O. Arnold

This biblical fiction from WhiteFire will release in December! It’s about the prophet Samuel and a bit about Saul, the first in a series that will take readers inside the prophets and kings. It’s a deep and compelling glimpse into these Old Testament stories!

Should Have Read it Long Ago

The Memoir of Johnny Devine by Camille Eide

I know Camille is an AMAZING author, and I’ve been meaning to read this one for ages…finally picked it up this month and sailed through it in two breathtakingly-beautiful evenings. Such a deep, richly drawn story! This one’s highly deserving of all the acclaim it received with it released!!!

On Audio

Dream Big by Bob Goff

I knew I’d like this one simply because it’s by Bob Goff. What I didn’t realize was this would TOTALLY be talking my language! His focus in this book is all about our dreams and ambitions and how to know which ones to chase–and then chase them well. I’m so in love that I’ve already bought both audio and hardback and the journal and we’re hoping to do it with a group at church with the DVD sessions too!

For Fun

Until the Dawn by Elizabeth Camden

Another author I can’t believe I hadn’t read! I needed to remedy that while I was on a reading-roll, so I grabbed the only book of hers I could put my hands on (I have others, but I must have loaned them out to my grandmother…I’ve been her library during quarantine, LOL). Though a few years old, Until the Dawn was a wonderful book! Thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to find some more Elizabeth Camden to read!

On Audio - NOT with the kids...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

You’d think I’d be reading this with my kiddos…but nope, LOL. I put myself on the waiting list for this one months ago, and it finally came available, so I listened while I could! I think I enjoyed this one even more than the first, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the series. I think I might switch up and read book 3 in paper though…

Rachel Dixon here…You might know me as Bookworm Mama…I am also Roseanna’s Virtual Assistant. As the end of Summer draws near, I am looking forward to establishing a new routine with school and curling up with a cup of coffee, a blanket, and a cozy Fall read. Here is what I’ve been reading this month.

For Book Club

Heartless by Marissa Meyer is our book this month and this is my third time reading it. I ADORE this book so much! If you love a good retelling, you’ll be captivated by this re-imagining of the Queen of Hearts. It is brilliant! (SIDE NOTE: This is the UK version that I own.)

For Fun

It has been YEARS since I read The Secret Garden. And like with Little Women I was blown away by my perspective this time around. Mary Lennox isn’t the spoiled little child that annoyed me to pieces. My Mama’s heart had so much compassion for her. If you haven’t read it recently, I definitely recommend reading it. It is a quick read and would be perfect to read aloud with the family as well.

For Review

This book made my soul and heart happy! A split-time romance with adventure and mystery. So good! And I highly recommend it!

With the Kids

With Summer comes the discovery of new-to-us books. Our school curriculum is so packed with reading material that I have a hard time squeezing in extra “fun” reads. I’m going to try and amend that this year, and with us going fewer places during the week, I’m hoping that will help. Judah (3rd Grade this year) is reading really well, but we’ve been reading this one aloud because there are a few BIG words in there.

Moving!

Moving!

Hello, lovely readers!
I’m going to be taking this week off the blog…and will be migrating it to my website. So if you’re visiting right now, you may see a few hiccups as I get everything transferred. But after that, it should (I hope and pray!) all just go automatically there. Say a prayer for me, LOL.
Thanks for your patience!
Calling All Artists!

Calling All Artists!

I had so much fun with the coloring contest for An Hour Unspent. I wanted to continue with the creative theme for The Number of Love, so…

I want to see your ORIGINAL artwork! 

That’s right! Use computer graphics, colored pencils, watercolor, or another choice of medium to create an original piece of art inspired by The Number of Love. There are so many themes to pull from for this, I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

Submit your creations to bookwormracheld@gmail.com (my assistant) and we will feature all the artwork on a Pinterest Board. From that, I will choose 1 winner. The winner will receive a $15 gift card to Blick and have their artwork featured on my blog, newsletter, and social media platforms.

Rules of Entry

1. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winning.
2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase will not increase your odds of winning.
3. Contest is open Internationally.
4. Contest begins June 6, 2019 at 12:00AM EDT and ends June 26, 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT.
5. To enter, create original artwork inspired by The Number of Love using any medium you’d like. Artwork must be appropriate. Photograph or scan your artwork and email entry to bookwormracheld@gmail.com with subject line “The Number of Love Art Contest””. Please include your full name in your email.
Entry must include a parent or legal guardian’s full name, telephone number and email address if the contestant is under 18 years of age. Entry must be submitted in English. Any entries missing the above requirements will be immediately disqualified.
6. Entry must be received by Rachel Dixon (Roseanna’s Assistant) no later than 11:59PM EDT on June 26, 2019 by email. No other method of entry will be accepted.
7. All personal information collected will be used for the purposes of this contest only and will not be used for marketing or other purposes.
8. Limit one (1) entry per person.
9. All entries must be original and entirely created by the entrant. There are no restrictions on what an entrant can use to create the image.
10. Entries will be judged by Roseanna M. White based on creativity, skill, and overall artistic ability. Roseanna M. White will decide ONE finalist and the winner will then be notified via email. All entries will be shared on a designated Pinterest board and the winner’s entry will be shared on Roseanna’s blog and social media.
11. One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected at the end of the contest.

12. Grand Prize:
One (1) $15 Gift Card to Blick.

Prizes subject to change according to availability. If a prize is unavailable, a similar prize will be substituted.
13. Non-compliance or return of prize notification as undeliverable, may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
14. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
15. All entries become the property of Roseanna M. White and may be used or reproduced in any manner and for any purpose by Roseanna M. White without additional consent or compensation, and will not be acknowledged or returned.
16. By participating, Contest entrants: (1) represent that they have complied with these Official Contest Rules; (2) have received parental consent if under the age of 18 and grant Roseanna M. White the right to use his or her name, and state, (3) release Roseanna M. White from all liability in connection with this Contest, and (4) agree to execute an affidavit of eligibility/prize acceptance form and publicity release if requested to do so, all without further compensation.
17. Roseanna M. White and staff are not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, or incomplete/incorrect entries.
18. Roseanna M. White reserves the right to disqualify anyone who attempts to tamper or otherwise interfere with the proper functioning of the promotion.
19. Void where prohibited.
EBook Sale – An Hour Unspent

EBook Sale – An Hour Unspent

For the first time ever, one of my new releases is a featured ebook sale! If you haven’t read Barclay’s story yet, now is the perfect time to snag the ebook. Available for a limited time from selected retailers for just $0.79!!! Check out the links below for your preferred retailer. 
About the Book

With Danger Creeping Ever Closer,
Do Their Dreams Still Matter?
Once London’s top thief, Barclay Pearce has turned his back on his life of crime and now uses his skills for a nation at war, including keeping an eye on a talented engineer working as a clockmaker. But not until he rescues the man’s daughter from a mugging does he begin to wonder what his future might hold.
Evelina Manning has constantly dreamed and worked for independence, but she certainly never meant for it to inspire her fiancé to end their engagement and enlist in the army. When the intriguing man who saved her returns to the Manning residence to study clock repair with her father, she can’t help being interested. But she soon learns that nothing with Barclay Pearce is as simple as it seems.
As 1915 England plunges deeper into war, the race is on for any technological edge, and Evelina’s father’s ideas have captured the attention of many–perhaps too many. As danger seems to encroach from every side, it may just take a reformed thief to steal the time they need to escape.
Below are a few retailers that have the book at $0.79 and $0.99. Please verify the price before you purchase the book as retailers may change the cost. 
Happy Reading!


Thanksgiving Books and Blessings!

Thanksgiving Books and Blessings!

I intended to have a thoughtful post today, but with two deadlines within five days, let’s just say time for other things has gotten away from me, LOL. But I did want to pop on here long enough to invite you to come chat with me today at a Facebook party!

I’m part of the Thanksgiving Books and Blessings event, which can be found here on Facebook from 10-4 Central Time. My slot is 12-12:30 Eastern/11-11:30 Central.

There will be games, giveaways, and lots of fun ~ a way for us authors to thank you, the reader, for all your support and enthusiasm throughout the year. Hope you can make it!

Sale and stuff!

Sale and stuff!

First of all, I wanted to let everyone know that The Lost Heiress
e-book is on sale from all major retailers! The sale will only run from
April 6th through 8th, so if you haven’t picked this up yet and want
to, now’s your chance!

You can find links to all the major retailers on my website: http://bit.ly/RMWLostHeiress

ALSO…

FACEBOOK LIVE

I’m excited to be launching a new way of talking to you
guys! This week I’m going to be going Live on my Facebook author page
with details, but here’s the gist. On Monday evenings (when I’m not out
of town or life has the audacity to interrupt), I’m going to be going
Live to chat about one of my books (book will change each time), read
you a selection, talk about the inspiration behind it, and answer any of
your questions (about that title or anything else).

Which book would you like me to start with on Monday April 10? Comment here or fill out this one-question survey!