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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

How to Make the Bible FUN and Modern? With Items from Bible bbs (review and giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge, from Bible bbs, via Frontgate, for review purposes on social media, and this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Think for a second about what comes to mind when I say 'faith based' clothing...

I bet you thought of t-shirts with bible phrases on them in elegant script, or those from a Christian band, OR you went retro and thought Veggie Tales (it;s ok, admit it, you just started singing their theme song, LOL)....

But what about for your littles?

Are those what you want for them, to see the strength of characters from the bible? Do they want to wear them?

Probably not, and that is where a new company has JUST what you ARE looking for:

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Bible's bb's® is for families who want to celebrate their faith in a fresh new way.  They have a line of shirts for the whole family, plus books and toys, for kids featuring their cute little Bible Hero cartoon figures (above), like Joseph, Mary, Noah, Matthew, Peter, Paul and Jesus!

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Both the book and toy line are the newest products and there are just a few, but kids will love them, and how relatable they are!

We were asked to check out a product, and of COURSE we had to check out their Coffee and Jesus Sweatshirt! Made of soft light weight cotton fleece, it comes in sizes S-2X (does seem to run on more fitted side).. The looser color is banded, but VERY comfortable, and its great for layering! As you can see da tween decided it was perfect for HER for wearing on her new Doodle Classes at a local coffee shop! SIGH, I'll never get it back, LOL!!!

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She's also informed me that I need to get her their Save the Animals Noah's Ark t-shirt! It's available in kids AND women's sizes!

The company will be adding more cute products during the year!

We love them, and they'd be perfect for wearing during VBS this Summer!

So head on over and check out their cute products! They have some adorable baby wear, perfect for baby showers present this Spring too!


Sign up for their newsletter and you can get 10% off  your first order too!

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Just click HERE!

Bless Their Little Giveaways Linky: February 25-March 3, 2020

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Book Review: The Crossing by The Crossing Detective Louise Blackwell by Matt Brolly

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book from the Amazon Publishing, UK, via Netgalley,  free of charge, for review purposes on this blog. No compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own

In a small town full of secrets, everyone’s a suspect.
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When a body is discovered, bled dry on a beach, the sleepy seaside town of Weston-super-Mare wakes up to a nightmare. For Detective Inspector Louise Blackwell, recently transferred to the town she last saw as a child, it’s her first case on the job.
The victim—Veronica Lloyd, an elderly volunteer at a local church—has puncture wounds to her hands. When a priest is found killed in a nearby church in a similarly grisly condition, it becomes clear that Blackwell is dealing with a righteous and bloody murderer. But the victims aren’t random. The killer has a vendetta and is hell-bent on exacting twisted revenge for a dark secret dating back years—and there are more murders planned.
As the body count rises, Blackwell faces a race against time to solve the mystery of the murderer’s identity and put an end to the carnage. She thought she knew Weston, but the town holds more secrets than she’d ever have imagined. Who can she trust and who knows more than they are letting on?

She must discover the crimes that unite the victims—before it’s too late.


This is a new series from Brolly, who you know from his DCI Lambert series, and like that series, it is one I'll be reading every book in! Blackwell is still adjusting to being back on her home turf, after years spent 'in town' as part of a Major team. She is still licking her proverbial wounds from workplace issues, that forced her to flee, when she gets the opportunity to show just what she is capable of doing. And then her old job comes back to haunt her. She is a bit flawed (like Lambert), but very likable, and it's refreshing to see a female lead in a police procedural with honest emotions. If you like British police procedurals, be sure to pick up this one!

About the Author:

Following his law degree, where he developed an interest in criminal law, Matt Brolly completed his master’s in creative writing at Glasgow University. He is the bestselling author of the DCI Lambert crime novels Dead Water, Dead Eyed, Dead Lucky, Dead Embers and Dead Time; the acclaimed near-future crime novel Zero; and the US-based thriller The Controller. Matt also writes children’s books as M. J. Brolly. His first is The Sleeping Bug. Matt lives in London with his wife and their two young children. You can find out more about Matt at www.mattbrolly.co.uk or by following him on Twitter: @MattBrollyUK.

Book Review: Roxy by Esther Gerritsen, Trans by Michele Hutchison

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book from Atria Books, via Edelweissplus,  free of charge, for review purposes on this blog. No compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own

                      And now for something different- a translated Dutch book!

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Roxy’s life is turned upside down when her husband is killed in a car crash, his naked body found entangled with his lover’s. Twenty-seven-year-old Roxy is left behind with their daughter, her husband’s personal assistant, and their babysitter to come to terms with this shameful end to her marriage. Looking to break free from her grief, Roxy takes the three of them on an impromptu road trip filled with darkly humorous observations about loss, parental responsibility, and the expiration date of love. Through masterful dialogues and in her trademark lucid style, Gerritsen introduces the reader to a woman whose response to grief both shocks and endears.


We've all been there- where everything just seems to smother you and you want to run away, but you have responsibilities- should you or shouldn't you? In this book, Roxy takes advantage of her shock and everyone's grief to do the unthinkable, to come to terms with not only her husband's lies, but with her new life, and what it will be. Roxy is a character that you'll take turns wanting to put on some serious psych meds, or shaking and yelling at her to get it together, but you'll understand WHY she acts like she does, and the book's quirkiness will stay with you for awhile. If you're looking for something different, this is it!

About the Author

Esther Gerritsen (1972) is a Dutch novelist, columnist, and playwright. She made her literary debut in 2000. She is one of the most widely read and highly praised authors in the Netherlands, and makes regular appearances on radio programs and at international literary festivals, such as Litquake and Wordfest.

About the Translator:

I grew up in the UK and moved to Amsterdam in 2004. Most of my career has been spent in the publishing industry where I worked as an editor for a number of years. I've translated around twenty Dutch books into English and one French book, and when I'm not translating I'm blogging for www.FindingDutchland.com. Together with Rina Mae Acosta, Im the author of THE HAPPIEST KIDS IN THE WORLD: How Dutch Parents Help Their Kids (and Themselves) by Doing Less.

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