Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Curse of Misty Wayfair by Jaime Jo Wright

Left at an orphanage as a child, Thea Reed vowed to find her mother someday. Now grown, her search takes her to Pleasant Valley, Wisconsin, in 1908. When clues lead her to a mental asylum, Thea uses her experience as a post-mortem photographer to gain access and assist groundskeeper Simeon Coyle in photographing the patients and uncovering the secrets within. However, she never expected her personal quest would reawaken the legend of Misty Wayfair, a murdered woman who allegedly haunts the area and whose appearance portends death. 

A century later, Heidi Lane receives a troubling letter from her mother--who is battling dementia--compelling her to travel to Pleasant Valley for answers to her own questions of identity. When she catches sight of a ghostly woman who haunts the asylum ruins in the woods, the long-standing story of Misty Wayfair returns--and with it, Heidi's fear for her own life.

As two women across time seek answers about their identities and heritage, can they overcome the threat of the mysterious curse that has them inextricably intertwined?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Prayers For the Battlefield by Heidi St. John

Help, hope, and spiritual strength for the mom in the trenches. 
Moms today have a lot to handle! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of raising a family, especially in a culture that’s spiraling away from Christianity at an alarming speed. Yet our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The battle belongs to him, and his strength shines bright when we bring our weaknesses to Him and simply say, “Here. I can’t, but You can.” 

Prayers for the Battlefield is a collection of prayers and reflections to help you stay strong through the daily challenges of motherhood. Whether you’re a new mom or a soon-to-be empty nester, Heidi St. John writes Scripture-filled and Spirit-infused prayers for every season of motherhood, helping you raise God-fearing children who will live out their love for Christ and make a difference in our world. 

Let God determine the outcome of the battles you’re facing today―because the ultimate victory belongs to him.
God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect. . . . he trains my hands for battle; he strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow. 
Psalm 18:32, 34

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Girls Guide to Conquering Middle School by Erica and Jonathan Catherman

100 do's and don'ts for navigating middle school
It's not too dramatic to say that the transition from elementary school to middle school can border on traumatic. Your body is changing. Your friendships are tested. Your classes are getting harder. Your moods sometimes feel like they're out of your control. And boys? Well, they're not getting any easier to understand either! How do you know what's expected of you now? And how do you keep from embarrassing yourself as you figure it all out? 

The Girls' Guide to Conquering Middle School is your "Do This, Not That" guide to nearly everything this new stage in life can throw your way, including 

· the first day 
· bullies 
· test taking 
· cell phone use 
· homework 
· gossip 
· leadership 
· respect 
· sports 
· and more 

With real-life hacks, humorous illustrations, and true survival stories, this book will get you through middle school like a pro.