At the Beach


We’re taking a two week break to rest and relax on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I brought some books with me, as is my usual practice. Only one of them ended up being for the youth market.

Corrie ten Boom and her family are watchmakers in Haarlem, Holland, where they give what little they have to spread God’s love and help others. But everything changes when World War II erupts and Hitler’s army takes over their country. As the Nazis round up Corrie’s Jewish neighbors and send them to deadly concentration camps, she knows that something must be done to stop them. But what can one small family do in the face of such great evil?

Read the amazing true story of Corrie ten Boom, a Torchlighter® hero of the faith, and discover how her obedience to God saved lives and continues to inspire others today.

Paperback: 85 pages
Publisher: Christian History Institute (May 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1563648733
ISBN-13: 978-1563648731

My hope is to blog a few times while we’re away, so don’t go far.

Hello from the Outer Banks

Hope all of you are taking these days to read a few good books. The Lil Princess (8) has already completed her reading for the library summer reading program, and the Lil Diva (10) isn’t far behind. Because the Lil Diva is going into the middle school next year, she is part of the teen program, which I’m not thrilled about, but she’s doing well. It’s the reading material I’m worried about. I definitely need to skim everything she brings home to make sure it is age appropriate–though I think my version of age appropriate might be different than the library’s.

We’re finishing up our final days on the Outer Banks and should be back in MA over the weekend. I would love it if you would share some of your summer reading with us.

We’re Back!

We arrived home on Saturday. The Outer Banks was wonderful as always. This year we did a couple of new things. Now we’ve seen three of the four lighthouses: Hatteras, Bodie Island, and Currituck. I blogged about some of our trip at The Book Connection and Books, Products and More! You can find those posts at:

We’ll be featuring an interview with author Maria Lucia on Tuesday, July 12th (my birthday). Hope to see you here!

Getting Ready


We’re getting ready to take our annual trip down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina tomorrow night. I still haven’t packed and I’m beating back alligators with a stick right now.

I’m not sure how much updating I will be doing while we’re away for the next two weeks. My other blogs, The Book Connection and Book Tours and More, however,  are scheduled to run several items during that time.

The picture above is taken at one of the many mini-golf courses on the Outer Banks. This one is in Kill Devil Hills, which is the town we stay in. This one is very neat and the girls enjoy going there every year. It’s actually two courses. You take a motorized line of carts that look like those seen in the first Indiana Jones movie up to the top level and work your way down. You can choose the diamond mine or the gold mine and both have 18 holes.

Unless you are a glutton for punishment, you really can only golf in the evenings in July. It’s just too hot during the day. The caves throughout the courses heat up quickly.

I hope you enjoy the next two weeks!