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Full Review, While We’re Far Apart

While We're Far Apart

“Don’t do it Eddie. Please,” Grandma begged. “Think of your children. Go down there tomorrow and tell the army you changed your mind.”

“I can’t. It’s too late.” He spoke so softly that Esther thought she might have imagined it. For sure Grandma hadn’t heard him. But then he cleared his throat and said in a louder voice, “I already resigned from my job. I leave for basic training in two weeks.”

His words gave Esther the same empty, floating feeling she’d had after Mama died, as if she were a fluff of dandelion, no longer tethered to the earth. What was going to happen to her?

While We’re Far Apart
By Lynn Austin
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Giveaway! 7/23/18

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From what I’ve seen as I’ve explored the internet, you’re not a true book blog till you host a giveaway! You’ve probably figured out by now that I really like Christian fiction—what you don’t know is that I also love snail mail and packages. I’m hoping you’re following along because you’re a tiny bit like me, and will enjoy the chance to get a little bundle of reading bliss in your mailbox. For legal reasons and also due to shipping costs, I’m not opening this to followers with mailing addresses outside the United States—and if that eliminates you, I’m truly sorry. 😦 That said, on to the rules:

Official Rules!

*First off, no purchase necessary to enter.
*Must be 18 years old and a resident of the U.S. to enter. Void where prohibited.
*Giveaway will be open from now until closing on Sunday night, July 29th 2018
*Prize is a copy of the book Counted with the Stars by Connilyn Cossette as well as a red velvet bookmark hand-made by me! I purchased the book online as a new copy, although I do want to note it came with a small defect (ink mark on bottom edge).
*The number of eligible entries determines the odds of winning.
*Entry is free; all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. Please tell me what you would like to see more of on the blog in the future! Only one entry/comment per eligible entrant, please.
*Within a day of closing (by Monday night) I will use random.org, a random number generator, to select the winning comment (for example, if the number generated is “2” the second eligible comment will be the winner.)
I will then email the winner notifying them of their win. They will have one week to email me back with the U.S. address they would like their prize to be shipped to. I will mail it to them free of charge! However, if they do not respond within a week, they forfeit their prize.  In that case, I will choose another winner using the same method.
* By entering you agree to the rules and release apageoutofherbook.com and myself personally from any liability.

There, now all the fancy-schmancy lingo and laws are out of the way. I’m going to be checking in often to see who’s entered and what suggestions you have. Thank you so much to those of you who’ve stuck with me as I’ve gotten this site going, and welcome to anyone who’s just discovering me through the giveaway!

 

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Velvet Ribbon Bookmark Tutorial

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What do bookmarks, scissors, bobby pins, and pens all have in common?

Well, if you’re me, you have seemingly hundreds of them until the exact moment you need one… at which point it feels as if they were all sucked into a bottomless void somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle! Needless to say, I like to have extra bookmarks on hand to (hopefully) prevent myself from needing to use tissues or old pieces of mail.

These velvet ribbon page-keepers are among my favorites; they are classy, fairly affordable, and easily customized to your personal taste. They are also extremely easy to make…

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Welcome!

Psalm 101:1
I will sing of mercy and justice;
To You, O Lord, will I sing praises.

Let me express my gratitude that you are here on apageoutofherbook.com today! My name is Rebekah, and this blog was conceived when I struggled to discover good, engaging Christian fiction books to read and couldn’t find much online to help me. I’m hoping it will honor our Savior, encourage fellow Christian readers, and bring me joy as I read and share. (The last is already being fulfilled!)

If you want to know more about me, my beliefs, or the purpose of this blog, please head up to the menu and start exploring! For now, let me list some of the things you can look forward to in future posts:

  • Christian fiction book reviews! This will be the backbone of the site, with tentatively at least one full-length review a month. I endeavor (let’s see how well I hold out!) to select from a wide range of sub-genres, from historical to suspense, in order to interest different readers. My plan is to rate books from 1-5 stars; books with less than three stars will be categorized as “Fiction Flops” and receive a brief (rather than in-depth) review.
  • Author spotlights and interviews! I am blessed to already have one published author who has agreed to a written interview! I’ll let the mystery build, but suffice it to say she has been a Christy award finalist twice and I’m very excited to hear from her soon. My desire is that you will discover new authors as I showcase a variety and have fun hearing from the authors you already love, but I’m still experimenting with how to implement my thoughts…
  • Literary-related ramblings and news!

I have a lot more ideas (Book giveaways? Guest Book Reviewers? Polls? Book Hauls?), but you’ll have to stick around to see how they play out. 😉 Feel free to comment and let me know what you would like to see. Lord allowing, I would like to post about once a week, and no later than every two weeks–with my first book review posted this Monday. 

Incredibly Grateful,
Rebekah