Posted in Books, Give-aways, Random babblings


Hi :)

This will most likely be a short post because…well, I don’t feel I have much to write about. I’m kinda boring. XP Life has been busy, and I just haven’t had a lot of time/motivation to write up blog posts, so I do apologise. I keep hoping for some blog-post-inspiration to hit, but…I guess I’m still waiting. :D

How are you? I hope everything is well in your world. And if not, I hope you are finding vast amounts of comfort in our Lord and Savior. I’ve been running to Him plenty, and so thankful to be under the shadow of His wings!

Are you reading anything? I am currently advance-reading “The Flaming Sword” by Heather FitzGerald. It’s the second book in her Tethered World Series. And yep, this will actually be a review book.

I have mostly been reading review-free books, and it has been very nice. Though an occasional review-book isn’t so overwhelming anymore, because they’re not numerous. And I’m still not on the blogging-review programs.

Eventually, I will have a review up for “The Cautious Maiden” by Dawn Crandall that I advance-read recently – looking forward to that! It was a book I very much enjoyed. :)

I also read “Courageous” by Dina Sleiman recently, and also enjoyed that one. It was a great addition to her Valiant Hearts series. I have one or two concerns about it, faith-wise, but other than that it was a great read.

I can’t go without saying that I’ve also read a How To Train Your Dragon book, because of obvious reasons. I love HTTYD. :D


I’ve been writing a bit lately, which is nice. A newish story that I’m really enjoying. I need to be editing…but I know God will bring that about in the perfect time too.

Soo….what else is there to say? I’m enjoying following along on Shantelle’s blog series, “Hidden Gems” right now where every Monday she posts about a new lesser-known author, and there’s a fun giveaway in each, and then Sarah Holman is having a  Summer Extravaganza, with a giveaway every day of this month. So, lots of fun, and you might want to check both of those out. :)


I guess that’s about it for now…maybe you’ll see me posting again sometime soon…I can hope! :)

Go in the peace and grace of God! :)


Posted in blog tour, Books

Book It!

Annnd we’re back to books! :D  The next couple weeks *might* have several posts which would be an interesting change, no? ;)

Today I am sharing about a very soon-to-be-released book, with a character-encounter and facebook party! Hopefully all should enjoy. The book is a really fun one – if you have read and enjoyed Lord of the Rings or Narnia before, this book is definitely for you. My review for this book shall be posted on February first, and then you shall hear more about it. :) But for now….

The Tethered World by Heather FitzGerald! I just love that cover. The book is available for pre order right now: The Tethered World. Interested in what it might be about? Well, here’s a description:

“Normal” means different things to different people. For sixteen-year-old Sadie Larcen, family dynamics look a little different than most. Parents with oddball occupations? Normal. Five home-schooled siblings-one with autism? Normal. Police knocking on the door and parents gone missing? Definitely not normal! When Sadie uncovers the reasons behind her parents’ disappearance and the truth about her heritage, she despairs of ever feeling normal again. Especially when she learns that her mother’s interest in Bigfoot, Dwarves, and other lore extends beyond her popular blog. Sadie’s family has been entrusted with keeping the secrets of the Tethered World-home to creatures that once roamed the Garden of Eden. Sadie and her siblings must venture into this land to rescue their parents. Stepping out of reality and into a world she never knew existed is a journey Sadie fears and resents. But she chooses to risk all to save her family. She’s just not sure she will survive during the process.

Sounds rather exciting, doesn’t it?

Also, if you have facebook, please consider joining the party on February First.

Join us HERE on Feb. 1st, 7-9pm CST for a virtual Facebook party.
This FB page is the official place for Fantasy Fun! Including door prizes, trivia, and BIGFOOT sightings. Oh, and a Kindle giveaway!


So, lots of fun planned! And here’s two of the characters from the book:


Brady and Brock. They’re identical twins (as you can see). Brock is Autistic, however, and has a special role to play in the Tethered World because of it.


I can testify that they are both great characters – very enjoyable!


That’s all for today, but remember to mark your calendars for that party and maybe pre-order the book!


Posted in Books, Give-aways, Human Trafficking, reading

We’ve got a Give-Away, Folks!

Come one, come all!! And enjoy this blurb and giveaway by the lovely Miss MacKenzie Morganthal!!! She is so graciously offering a Kindle copy of her debut novel, “Not Abandoned”!


Do you like reading Kindle eBooks? Then here’s a giveaway for you! I’m giving away one digital copy of my debut novel “Not Abandoned”. Full of action and danger, this story is one of three young girls who are abducted into the evil known as human trafficking. It’s up to a young cop in training to save them, but what if she’s too late? Don’t miss this story of seemingly impossible rescue and God’s loving redemption! The contest will be open starting on Monday, October 19th and will go until the following Monday, October 26th. Enter now for your chance to win the Kindle edition of “Not Abandoned”!

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(Click on the link to go to the rafflecoptor giveaway – my blog has issues with showing the actual widget. :P )


Human trafficking… These two words will change four different lives forever. Especially for Haley, a police officer in training, who is thrust right into the heart of an organized human trafficking ring when a family friend is mysteriously abducted. Once the problem hits even closer to home, Haley will stop at nothing to see justice prevail. With no way out once trapped inside the trafficking ring, is there any hope for rescue? When trouble arises and Caryn’s life is compromised, will she be able to survive or will help come too late? Strength is tested and trust is broken in this mystery of seemingly impossible rescue and God’s loving redemption. After hearing those words, human trafficking, these girls will never look at their lives the same way again… and neither will you.


MacKenzie Morganthal is an eighteen year old, Christian, Homeschool graduate. She loves writing, music, and most importantly Jesus. She resides in Pennsylvania where she keeps busy as a freelance author, worship leader, and creative arts director. She also loves going to concerts, and all things chocolate. While some people say she can be a little crazy, she always takes that as a compliment. She has been writing stories for eight years, and “Not Abandoned” is her first self-published novel.

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Thank you for entering!! Be sure to check out MacKenzie’s website, and subscribe to her newsletter to be kept up-to-date on her news!!

Posted in Books, Give-aways, Writing

I’ve made it this far – 300th

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Hello! And thanks for stopping by to read this 300th post! I know, seems kind of crazy.
I have been pondering for a while how to properly “celebrate” this milestone in my blogging journey. After much thought, desire, and help/support from my Mum, we have decided to hold this blog’s first self-held giveaway! I’m pretty excited! I know I have hosted a couple other giveaways, but never before have I been the one to “create” one, if that makes sense.  Before I reveal more on that note, here is a statistic. ;)


I am trying to get better at this and pass books on...working on it at least...

I decided to  share how many book reviews you have endured over the years. As far as I can figure, it’s only been approximately 43 book reviews! And then maybe a handful of product reviews, too. :) Thankfully, I have read more books than I have reviewed…that would be terrifying that I only read 43 books over the course of this blog. Mortifying, really. ;)

I am blessed to have made it to so many posts – truly. I’ve greatly enjoyed this blogging journey, with its ups and downs, and posting and not posting. ^.^ And I am even more blessed to have YOU as my readers. So, thank you!!!


Without further ado, I present to you, God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae’s first give-away!!

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As you know, I love books, and notebooks, and paper, and writing. So, I decided to kind of ‘theme’ that in this give-away. So, one winner will receive the following:

  • A 7″ x 5″ notepad
  • A Silver glammer-y pencil
  • A silver ribbon pendant necklace


The ways to enter are simple:

Mandatory entry: Be a follower (subscriber) to this blog and leave a comment telling me that you are. (Make sure you put your email in the ’email’ section of the comment, so I can contact you if you win)

Optional: Share about this give-away, and tell me you’ve done so, and how, in a comment. (You can use either the image w/ Toothless and the date info on it to share, or the picture of what is being given away. Just include a link back to this post!)

That’s all! Simple, like I said.

Unfortunately, I can only offer this to those in the U.S.A.  because funds are tight – I apologize greatly for my international readers; I am still so appreciative of you!!

This give-away will run from now (November 17th) till December 1st (a Monday). I will pick the winner on the 1st, posting the winner’s name, as well as emailing them directly.

As I said, it is optional to share about this give-away, but I would really appreciate it, and it will give you an extra entry. :)

Again, thank you for reading this blog!! You’re a blessing. :)


(Note, don’t forget to enter the give-away posted previously for Alicia Ruggieri’s book “Fragrance of Geraniums”!)


Posted in Book reviews, Books, Give-aways, Litfuse

“School” Your Desk Kindle Giveaway | The Headmistress of Rosemere

Hey there :)
I am so sorry I have not been posting more. I really was planning to, but then we’ve been on a real roller coaster. It’ll get smoother soon, I’m sure. For now, I’ve just got another give-away to share with you. My review of “The Headmistress of Rosemere” will be posted on the 26th. I am hoping to post my review of the first book in the “Whispers on the Moors” series soon, but we’ll see.
I’ve been reading a lot lately. Which has been nice. :) But besides the reviews I’ll post, I do hope to get regular posts in here and there!

Don’t miss Sarah Ladd’s latest Regency novel, The Headmistress of Rosemere. She is celebrating the release of book two in her Whispers on the Moors series with a fun “School” Your Desk Kindle Fire Giveaway and an Author Chat Facebook Party!


Between January 17–28, visit Sarah Ladd’s Facebook Page to enter to win a new giveaway each day and be entered to win a Kindle Fire grand prize. Winners will be announced at the Facebook Author Chat party on January 28th! (Don’t have a Facebook account? Enter here.)

RSVP today for Sarah’s The Headmistress of Rosemere Author Chat Party on Facebook. During the party Sarah will be hosting a book chat, testing your Regency trivia skills, announcing the winner of the “School” Your Desk Giveaway, and giving away books, gift certificates, and more. Oh, and she’ll also be giving partygoers an exclusive look at the next book in the Whispers on the Moors series!

So grab your copy of The Headmistress of Rosemere and hope to see you on the evening of January 28th! (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)


Enter Today – 1/17 – 1/28!
Sarah Ladd The Headmistress of Rosemere

Posted in Etsy, Give-aways, Pictures

There’s a give-away…

There is a lovely give away, here:

The give-away is for a $10 or less pillow of winner’s choice. I am in love with this one:


Isn’t that gorgeous??

This give-away runs from now (Dec. 1) until December 13th. It is international, too, so that’s always a plus! :) Even if you don’t intend to enter the give-away, I really do advise you skip on over to the blog and go to the etsy shop that is hosting this give-away. Her pillows are darling. There are Pride and Prejudice, Winnie the Pooh, Downton Abbey, and as the picture shows, North and South, pillows. Gorgeous! :)

Posted in Give-aways

An Award and a Giveaway and a Visit (Not necessarily in that order)

I am here to post about a giveaway happening, as well as an up-coming visit that will hopefully happen, and share an award given to me! So here, we be:

I was so kindly awarded by Chantelle at (thank you!!)

I am a Writer Award


You must award 10-15 bloggers.

If you got awarded you need to award other bloggers too.

You need to post a little bit of information about your blog.

Sooo…in return, I award RaeAnne at and Bekah at and …well, anyone who wants it, really – I am a sharing person ;)

as to the info on my blog:
This blog’s purpose is many. Here I write about daily things, what’s happening, book reviews, thoughts, and anything in between.

So, thank you, Chantelle for awarding me!

Now, there is a giveaway here: http://simplemodestfashion.blogspot. for what I have heard is an amazing book, “Authentic Beauty” by Lesie Ludy. So, I suggest you head on over and enter!

And last but not least, this coming Thursday, God willing, I will be meeting another penpal at MOA. This penpal is from Germany, and actually staying in SD, so it is a blessing that she is coming closer to my home, so I can meet her! I pray this opportunity works out; it would be very neat :)
Apparently, MOA is the place to meet penpals ;)