I am so honored to have Nerd Girl read my book and offer an honest review. They don’t know me from any other author so to have them give such a great review as they did speaks volumes to me as a writer.

The full review can be found at: http://nerdgirlofficial.com/2015/12/14/growing-up-neighbors-by-frances-hoelsema-review-by-catherine-nerdgirlcat/

Thank you so much to Nerd Girl and THANK YOU for reading this post! Be sure to check out their other reviews!!

Sorry for a slight delay in posting today’s giveaways, but rest assured there is plenty of time to enter and win!

Today we have giveaways from Ava Mallory and Nicole Zoltack.

Ava Mallory is giving away 2 e-copies of her newest release, ‘Tis the Sneezin’. This is volume 7 of the A Mercy Mares Cozy Mystery Series, however, each book is a standalone one. For your chance to win a copy, please visit: http://writeravamallory.blogspot.com/2015/12/12-days-of-christmas-book-giveaways.html Continue reading “12 Days of Giveaways DAY THREE!”

We’re off and running with a good start. Today is day two already!! What can you find today?

Today we have giveaways from authors Melanie Mason and Jason Zandri!

Melanie Mason is giving away a free SIGNED copy of The Ring of Remaliah – a 2015 Whitney Award Nominee. To find out more about this book and how to enter for the free SIGNED copy, please visit: http://melaniemasonauthor.com/ Continue reading “12 Days of Giveaways DAY TWO!”

Today starts off our 12 days of giveaways!! I’m so excited to be on this journey with other amazing authors, and can’t wait to see who will all win the various products being given away.

We are on day one, which means Tamara Passey and Britney Mills are up.

Tamara Passey is giving away a SIGNED print copy of The Christmas Tree Keeper, recently a #1 Amazon best seller in the contemporary Christian romance genre. To learn more about her book, as well as to enter the giveaway, please visit her blog at: www.whyigetup.blogspot.com Continue reading “12 Days of Giveaways DAY ONE!”

My mom is going on a mission trip to Zambia next February (17-28) with our church, Engedi Church. This is what she’ll be doing:

-She and the team will be leading a 3-4 day Vacation Bible School with 48 children who live at the House of Faith, an orphanage operated by one of Engedi’s partners: NOAH Ministries.
-They will also be attending a local school to work on a creative activity with the children that go there

The goal of this trip is Continue reading “A Mission Trip”


Starting December 14, a group of awesome authors spanning various genres, including myself, are giving away stuff for FREE! That’s right – FREE!

Each day I will make sure to highlight who is giving away what and how you can enter to win. You’re not going to want to miss this so make sure to keep checking back each day (December 14-December 25) for your chance to find out how to win some cool stuff!!

When it comes to reading, which do you prefer? A digital copy of a book or the actual physical copy?

I go both ways. I think that it’s great to have the actual book right in front of me. I love the feel, and sometimes smell, of a book that I’m reading. And in some cases, I get the physical copy just because it’s part of a series that I already have.

Other times I think Continue reading “Paperback or Digital?”

If you haven’t heard of them before, look into it! This is a blog run by one mom and four daughters (all have been/are homeschooled) who read tons of books and offer unbiased, sincere reviews! I’m so honored that they chose to read my book, and to see what they had to say, please click on this link: http://5girlsbookreviews.blogspot.com/2015/11/book-review-growing-up-neighbors-by.html?spref=fb Continue reading “5 Girls Book Reviews”