Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Black Friday Specials from Lilla Rose

Yes, Yes, Yes....Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE LILLA ROSE???? They just granted us permission to share the sale early...so, set your alarm clocks (all times are PST) and be prepared!!! These items won't last long at all!!! www.lillarose.biz/faithfulgirlshairjewelry is your place to shop and receive these fabulous deals!!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Another reason that I LOVE Lilla Rose??

Please take a minute and read this fellow blogger, and new customer of mine's, response in regards to a recent order with Lilla Rose:


We don't know what's coming for Black Friday but we know it will be FABULOUS!!! If you want to get in on the action early, make sure you are signed up as a customer on my website! To sign up as a customer, click the link to my website, then the "go shopping" tab and then in the top left hand corner, you'll see a link to sign up as a new customer. No purchase is necessary to receive deals and email specials from the company!! We will have a new design coming out on 12/1/14 too!!

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving week!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lilla Rose Sale!! Nov. 6-7!! Includes free shipping!!

Be sure to check out the fabulous sale going on today and tomorrow at my Lilla Rose site!! This is a great way to find adorable, affordable items for gifts and stocking stuffers!! Anyone who is a new customer with me who purchases 3 or more items will also qualify for a free item (you must sign up as a customer on the site to qualify for this offer). If you have already redeemed a free item with me or you spend $45 or more, I will give you a gift certificate for $15 off a future purchase. You can't go wrong with this amazing offer! Let me know if you have any questions or if I can assist you in any way! 

Thank you and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!! 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November Flexi-of-the-Month from Lilla Rose

Each month, Lilla Rose has a new design that only lasts during that month. Every once in awhile, the company will decide to add it to the full line but that could be years after it's first debut. This month's feature, Compass Rose, is sure to delight anyone fascinated with the seas, weather, directions, or even the popular movie, Frozen!!

It's also coming up on scarf weather! Don't forget that flexi's can be worn on your favorite scarves and hats too!! 

If you are looking for fun, affordable gifts, look no further than Lilla Rose!! Shop now at Faithfulgirl's Hair Jewelry!!

I am also looking to add some new team members to my fabulous team!! Are you in love with our product? Join us! 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CFBA: Quilted by Christmas by Jodie Bailey

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Quilted by Christmas
Abingdon Press (October 21, 2014)
Jodie Bailey


A note from the Author: Well, I’m a regular ol’ person. Who just happens to write. A lot. Probably more than I should. I firmly believe that God created me to be a writer. From the time I learned how to string letters together into words I’ve been making up stories. Believe me… I have a very rich imagination. I used to think I was weird; now I know God just put me together that way. I can’t even watch commercials without expanding them into stories in my head. I am humbled and honored all at the same time that God looked down from heaven on me and said, “Jodie, do what you love.” Wow… how awesome is that?

I have always loved to write. I have stories that I wrote when I was in first grade. I used to sit at my grandmother’s yellow electric typewriter for hours, banging out my own little stories. When I was eleven, she bought me a typewriter of my own (It was 1984, okay?) and I would write and write on it. I wrote stories out by hand, and they ran to hundreds of pages. I got my first computer when I was eighteen, and the first thing I did was write a story on it. I wrote for school. I wrote for fun. I wrote for my friends. I’d get them on the phone and make up stories for them. (I earned the nickname “Dreamweaver” for that one. Nobody calls me that anymore, but it still stands as the coolest nickname I ever had.)


Taryn McKenna believes she’s easy to forget. Abandoned by her parents and left behind when her high school sweetheart joined the army, she vows to never love again and throws herself into her love for the outdoors and the pursuit of a college degree—something no one else in her family has ever accomplished. Her goal, as a young teacher in the hills of North Carolina, is to leave a legacy in the lives of the middle-schoolers she teaches. When Taryn’s grandmother Jemma, the only other person who ever held her close, has a heart attack that reveals a fatal medical condition, Taryn is corralled into helping Grandma work on a final project—an Irish chain quilt that tells the story of her history and the love Jemma knows is out there for Taryn. As the pieces of the quilt come together, Taryn begins to see her value. Can she learn to believe that God will never leave her behind even though others have?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Quilted by Christmas, go

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CFBA: Finding Mercy by Michael Landon, Jr. and Cindy Kelley

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Finding Mercy
David C. Cook (October 1, 2014)
Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley


Michael Landon Jr., son of television legend Michael Landon, is an award-winning storyteller, first in television and film, and now in books. His print works include One More Sunrise co-written with Tracie Peterson. 
Cindy Kelley is the co-author of the novel The Silent Gift, and Traces of Mercy. Her career as a screenwriter with long-time writing partner, Michael Landon, Jr., began with the adaptation of Margery Williams’ classic story, The Velveteen Rabbit, which had a theatrical release. Several television movies followed, most notably Love Comes Softly, (based on Janette Oke’s novel) which won a CAMIE Award and the Epiphany Prize for Movie Guide’s most inspirational television movie of 2003. Cindy and her husband, Jim, make their home in the Southwest; have three adorable grandchildren and four big dogs who rule the house.


When Mercy abandons Captain Elijah Hale to search for her true identity, he goes after her. With the threat that bounty hunters might be hot on her trail, Mercy does all she can to stay ahead of the danger, frustrating both the bad men who are after her—and Captain Hale who wants to find her and escort her safely home. But when she stumbles upon clues that help her learn who she is and where she's from, the danger escalates and she has to learn to keep her friends close and her enemies even closer—if she can determine which is which!

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Finding Mercy, go HERE.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Lilla Rose Sale

Hey y'all!! I wanted to let you know about the sale that Lilla Rose has going on right now!! This is a great way to get your holiday shopping started or even finished! We have gorgeous, affordable hair jewelry that will make you want to keep coming back for more! Shop from here: www.lillarose.biz/faithfulgirlshairjewelry and let me know if you have any questions!!

Some of my personal favorites are: 

Copper Rose

Flitter (also comes in the flexi)

 Hues of Blues

Marrakesh Romance

Night Owl

 Purple Cluster

 Tidepool Treasures

Have a great weekend and don't miss out on this fabulous sale!

Shop here: www.lillarose.biz/faithfulgirlshairjewelry

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

COTT Presents "The Hesitant Heiress" by Dawn Crandall

by Michelle Massaro

Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to debut author Dawn Crandall and her new release The Hesitant Heiress. The first thing I'd like to point out is the absolutely gorgeous cover! I adore the soft pink gown, and the mysterious manor in the background.

{About The Hesitant Heiress} 

After being unjustly expelled from the Boston Conservatory of Music, Amaryllis Brigham sees her dreams of founding a music academy disappearing before her very eyes. Now the only way to achieve her goal comes with high stakes for someone set on avoiding men as much as possible: marry within the year to inherit her grandmother’s fortune. Amaryllis reluctantly takes part in her aunt’s society, intent on getting to the west coast on her own… and without a husband.

Despite her own misgivings, she soon finds herself falling in love with the most unlikely of men, Nathan Everstone, whose father not only had a part in her expulsion, but whose ominous presence has haunted her dreams for a decade since her mother’s tragic death. Nathan turns out to be much more than he seems and everything she never knew she wanted. But just as everything Amaryllis has recently hoped for comes to fruition, it all falls apart when she finds that the real culprit who has been managing her life isn't who she thought at all.

Ooooh! Sounds good, right? This is a debut title and the first in a trilogy called The Everstone Chronicles. The great news is, if you purchase this now, you only have to wait a few weeks for the next installment. Perfect for that Fall Fix you need when you want to curl up on the couch with a throw blanket on your lap and a cup of coffee/tea/cocoa beside you.

The Everstone Chronicles from Whitaker House:

Book 1, The Hesitant Heiress releases August 2014 -- Read chapter one!
Book 2, The Bound Heart releases November 2014
Book 3, The Captive Imposter releases February 2015

The Hesitant Heiress (August 1, 2014), The Bound Heart (November 3, 2014) and the third in the series, The Captive Imposter (February 2015) are full length historical romantic suspense novels written from first person POV in the Gothic style of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.

And now, let's meet Dawn!

{About Dawn Crandall}

Dawn Crandall writes long inspirational historical romantic suspense. She has a BA in Christian Education from Taylor University and lives in northeast Indiana with her ever-supportive husband, her three cats [Lilly, Pumpkin and Clover] and their newest addition, a little baby boy named Rhett (March 2014).

A former bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Dawn didn't begin writing until her husband found out about her long-buried dream of writing a book. Without a doubt about someday becoming traditionally published, he encouraged her to quit her job in 2010 in order to focus on writing The Hesitant Heiress. It didn't take her long to realize that writing books was what she was made to do. Dawn is represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary.

Dawn is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, secretary for the Indiana ACFW Chapter (Hoosier Ink), and associate member of the Great Lakes ACFW Chapter.

Connect with her at:
Now go check out that sneak peek chapter! ;)


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Monday, October 13, 2014

CFBA: A Love Undone by Cindy Woodsmall

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Love Undone
WaterBrook Press (September 9, 2014)
Cindy Woodsmall


Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best-selling author who has written fifteen (and counting!) works of fiction and one of nonfiction. She and her dearest Old Order Amish friend, Miriam Flaud, coauthored the nonfiction, Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women. Cindy’s been featured on ABC Nightline and the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and has worked with National Geographic on a documentary concerning Amish life. In June of 2013, the Wall Street Journal listed Cindy as one of the top three Amish fiction writers.

She’s won Fiction Book of the Year, Reviewer’s Choice Awards, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest, as well as one of Crossings’ Best Books of the Year. She’s been a finalist for the prestigious Christy, Rita, and Carol Awards, Christian Book of the Year, and Christian Retailers Choice Awards.

Cindy and her husband reside near the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains in their now empty nest. (Since that last line sounds sad and bare, I thought I’d add an “epilogue” of sorts. Our two oldest sons are married and live only a couple of miles from my empty nest, and below are my three adorable grandchildren! ♥)


A husband and son abandoned to forge a path alone.
A young woman who sacrificed her dreams.
How will the God of grace and hope help them find their way?

At nineteen years old, Old Order Amish Jolene Keim was on the brink of happily-ever-after when everything changed, stealing the future she expected and burdening her with an unbearable decision. For the next ten years, Jolene throws herself into family life—and then she meets Andy Fisher. The horse trainer and father to a sweet nine year-old challenges her and holds up a mirror to issues Jolene has been unwilling to face.

Andy is cautious about his deepening friendship with Jolene, but he believes she knows the truth about him – that he is a grass widower. As a man whose wife has abandoned him six years past, he is unable to divorce or remarry according to the Amish ways. Andy has wrestled with God concerning his reality, and he had found peace with the solitary future facing him…until he met Jolene.

As Andy and Jolene find themselves confronted by difficult choices, will they trust in God's guidance—or will the allure of their deepening friendship only lead to further temptation?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Love Undone, go HERE.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I REALLY wanted to feature this review....

however, when I tried to download the software for the Gecko Monitoring Software, I was unable to do so. It sounds like a fabulous product, giving parents the ability to monitor their child's online activity from a remote computer. I do hope you will check them out though and, if given another opportunity, I will try this out and let you know how it goes!

I chatted with a customer service rep for this company who gave me very specific directions on how to make this work. Despite all the help he offered, my computer was lacking a component vital to making this work and it's not something I felt the need to go out and get right away. You, too, are eligible for a free download of this software (hopefully you'll have what you need to make it run!) by clicking on the link above to the company. 

I'd like to hear your feedback if you downloaded this and tried it out! 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Review: #Madback: How to Stop the Hurting and Reclaim Your Life, Easily, Now by Patrick Lee

#Madback: How to Stop the Hurting and Reclaim Your Life, Now#Madback: How to Stop the Hurting and Reclaim Your Life, Now by MR Patrick Lee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book gives a very practical approach to dealing with back pain. The prologue of the book can save you a lot of time by directing you to the appropriate chapter that will hopefully help you heal your back pain in a relatively short amount of time. I love the facts in this book (then again, I'm a fact junkie!) and Mr. Lee reveals 12 shocking facts about your back. Each chapter has  different focus, starting out with why your back is "mad". My absolute favorite part of the book is the pictures showing various exercises that will help with a #madback.

This book was very easy to follow along and read, and full of insightful information! Here's to no more #madback!!

Many thanks to Mr. Lee and Tomoson for a complimentary copy of this book to review in exchange for my personal opinion.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

COTT: August New Releases

Clash of the Titles presents four brand new inspirational novels. One’s set in a Bible camp for tweens or the tweens in your lives. Hopes and dreams are threatened in another. In the third, a town’s in need of a miracle. Two people work to cure a deadly disease in the fourth. Which one will you read first? Browse the books, then, using the voting box below, let us know the title you’ll put at the top of your to-be-read list.

SPEAK NO EVIL by Mary Hamilton
Having his younger sister at summer camp will be a pain, but Taylor Dixon, 15, never expects the pain to go so deep. When she falls for his snobbish cabin mate, a war of words and pranks escalates, threatening to land him in jail and destroying his dreams for the future—until a lesson learned from an old engine sets him free from the prison he built himself.

With the rare ability to play the piano by ear, Amaryllis Brigham wants nothing more than to someday found a music school. However, someone keeps undermining her hopes and dreams, and
she's sure it's Bram Everstone--the father of the one man she's ever come close to falling for.

MIRACLE IN A DRY SEASON by Sarah Loudin Thomas
Perla Long wants a quiet, safe place for her and her daughter where her past can stay hidden, but she ends up in a town in desperate need of a miracle. Bachelor Casewell Phillips sees everything he wants in a woman in her, but can’t get past the sense she’s hiding something.

WITH EVERY BREATH by Elizabeth Camden
In the shadow of the nation's capital, Kate Livingston's respectable life as a statistician is disrupted by an encounter with the insufferable Trevor McDonough, the one man she'd hoped never to see again. A Harvard-trained physician, Trevor never showed the tiniest flicker of interest in Kate, and the only reason he seeks her out now is because of the one thing they share in common: the competitive drive to cure the world’s deadliest disease.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review: Victoria's Secret Sports Bra

A few days ago, I received the popular pink and red striped box in the mail. I had received an email stating that I was chosen to review the new Victoria's Secret Sports Bra. I was very surprised when I opened the box and not only was I going to get to review the Sports Bra, but also a pair of yoga pants! ;)

To be more specific, I received the "Incredible" sports bra by Victoria's Secret as well as the VS Sport "Knockout" yoga crops!

I absolutely love Victoria's Secret lines of intimates. I have worn them for many years. When I learned of this promotion, I was a little surprised that VS hadn't made a sports bra prior to this. I really liked the fit and feel of this bra and felt very supported while wearing it. I also like how the bra is lightly lined to provide "maximum coverage"! I do believe that I have officially broken up with my former sports bras and will only wear VS from now on! Prior to trying out the VS Sports Bra, I bought mine from a well-known department store. It was very cheap in cost and in the manufacturing and did come even close to the support I've received from the VS bra.

The Knockout yoga crops were amazing as well!! They, too, provided the compression and support I expect from "workout" wear. I also like the style and color that I was sent. I highly recommend checking out these yoga crops!

I will not be posting pictures of me wearing these products as I feel that would be very immodest. I do hope you will consider my review and next time you are looking for affordable, quality work out attire, check out what Victoria's Secret has to offer you! I will definitely be checking out more colors and styles!

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Review: Pretty Girl by Amy Heugh

Pretty GirlPretty Girl by Amy Heugh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Pretty Girl gets an overall 4.3 stars from me!! It has been awhile since I've read a YA book so it was refreshing to be asked to review this one!

For starters, I was confused by the cover of this book until it was almost over and then it made perfect sense! I don't normally comment on a book cover but this one had me intrigued.

Honestly, I thought this book started out really slow. I almost gave up on it!! Something told me to just push through it though and see what I could get out of it. I'm so glad that I did. I did feel like the characters were not developed until over halfway through the book. I just couldn't get a sense for where the story was going either! I sensed an "elephant in the room" for awhile but it didn't become clear until, as previously mentioned, about halfway through the book. I saw a lot of typos (but I'm forgiving of that since I did not have a final copy). Also, please keep in mind, I'm an adult reading YA. Someone in this age group may find this a more suitable book for them. I do, however, still love reading YA!

Once I "got into" this book, I felt the story really taking hold and developing almost instantly. Izzy's character was the most intriguing to me with Mason being a very close second. I found the twist of events to be interesting (I sensed something being off what a certain someone but I won't mention names to spoil it!) Overall, I was pleased with how the book ended.

For my regular readers, I do want you to know that there is very strong language in this book. It also focuses on some very intense "adult" scenes so as a parent, I would recommend reading first before your young adult reads it. They have a few questions that you would want to be prepared to answer.

Many thanks to Amy Heugh for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

CFBA: Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Hidden in the Stars
Abingdon Press (September 16, 2014)
Robin Caroll


Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin Caroll is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others. Robin’s mother, bless her heart, is a genealogist who instilled in Robin the deep love of family and pride of heritage—two aspects Robin weaves into each of her books.

When she isn’t writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty-plus years, her 3 beautiful daughters, 2 precious grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home—in the South, where else?


Following an attack that killed her mother and stole her ability to speak, 21-year-old Sophia Montgomery has no choice but to accept her estranged grandmother’s offer to return to their family home. Although detective Julian Frazier is working hard on the case, Sophia unknowingly frustrates him because her inability to speak thwarts her eyewitness evidence. The fact that Julian is undeniably attracted to Sophia doesn’t help either, so Julian hides his feelings as concern for a trauma victim and focuses instead on finding the killer.

Little do they know, the clues to solving the case may be right in front of them, displayed in Sophia’s mother’s “special” quilt design. Who will realize the secret Sophia’s unwittingly been hiding in plain sight? When the truth comes to light, will Sophia find her voice again? Or will the murderer—still at large—silence her forever?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hidden in the Stars, go HERE.

Monday, September 15, 2014

CFBA: The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead by Diane Noble

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead
David C. Cook (September 1, 2014)
Diane Noble


Award-winning novelist Diane Noble writes stories that tap into the secrets of the heart.

With more than a quarter million books in print, Diane feels incredibly blessed to be doing what she loves best—writing the stories of her heart.

For the last three years Diane has been honored to be lead author for the popular Guideposts series, Mystery and the Minister’s Wife (Through the Fire, Angels Undercover), and has recently returned to writing historical fiction. She recently finished writing book two of her new historical series, The Brides of Gabriel. Book one, The Sister Wife, and book 2, The Betrayal, which are published by Harper Collins/Avon Inspire, are now in bookstores.

Now empty nesters, Diane and her husband live in the Southern California low desert, near a place known for the lush and beautiful gated communities of the rich and famous.


She’s Passionate about Solving the Case ... with the Town’s Life-Long Bachelor

El Littllefield runs The Butler Did It catering. It’s the perfect cover for her to solve “who-done-its” (nothing too dangerous, please!) in this small university town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. While catering her most important event yet—a fancy retirement dinner for Dr. Max Haverhill, life-long bachelor and history dean—countless guests fall ill, a 200 year-old relic is stolen, and her best friend vanishes. All in the first hour.

As El and Max race to solve the mystery, they discover there’s more to their relationship than simply solving the case. Welcome to Eden’s Bridge—the perfect small town setting for big intrigue, romance, and humor.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead, go HERE