Thursday, July 26, 2007

Listen to soundclips from my interview with Sharon Hinck

Cindy's Book Club has been a real success so far! We started off the summer with Lisa Samson's Quaker Summer. Then on July 23rd, we met to discuss Split Ends, by Kristin Billerbeck.

Once again I was so impressed with the ladies who participated. They are truly enjoying the books, and I think the authors would be so pleased with how they "got" the books, and how the books have enriched their lives. We've been having a great deal of fun and fellowship at the discussions.

Ladies, by the way, if you came and enjoyed the Book Review, please leave a comment! Just click on "Comments" at the bottom of this post.

My pick for the month of August is The Restorer, by Sharon Hinck. As I blogged earlier:

The Restorer is an unusual book, and one that, frankly, I wasn't sure I was going to like. It's a unique blend of fantasy and faith--pretty hard to describe. But as I told Sharon, she grabbed me from the first paragraph. I had a really, really hard time putting the book down--I LOVED it-- and I'm thrilled to spread the word about it.

Fortunately for me and those who have yet to fall in love with The Restorer, this is a series as well. I can't wait to sink my teeth into The Restorer's Son!

Here are a couple of sound clips from my interview with Sharon Hinck. In the first one, she explains what The Restorer is about:

In this next soundclip, Sharon talks about the "world" she created in the book:

I am SO excited about this book, and I recommend it highly!

To win your spot at the next August 27th Book Review, head over to Cannoli Caffe on Bell School Road across from the Golf Shack, and sign up to win your seat!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Get ready for "The Restorer"!

The Book Review for "Split Ends" takes place tonight at 6 PM at the Cannoli Caffe! I can't wait to see the winners there. The last Review was a blast, and I have no doubt that tonight will be awesome as well.

We're already in full gear promoting my August pick, The Restorer, by Sharon Hinck.

Keep coming back to this blog, as I'll be posting excerpts of my interview with Sharon. And as soon as possible, get down to the Cannoli Caffe to sign up to win your seat at the August Book Review, to be held Monday, August 27th at 6 PM!

Cindy's Book Club has already proven to be a great time of fellowship and making new friends. Don't miss out on it in August!

Monday, July 2, 2007

The Book Review was a Blast!!!

Well, we had our first Cindy's Book Club Book Review on Saturday, June 30th at the beautiful Cannoli Caffe, and it was AWESOME!!!

I can't say enough about the wonderful ladies who took part in the Book Review. They were wonderful women, and I so enjoyed spending time with them. Everyone had enjoyed reading Quaker Summer, and they really "got" the message that Lisa was trying to get across in the book.

The discussion was great, the fellowship (or womenship? :)) was great, and the coffee and cookies were great.

A big "thank you" to Cannoli Caffe for being such kind and gracious hosts. We really appreciate it.

Another big thank you to Wynn-Wynn Media and Women of Faith for providing gift bags and products to give as prizes at the Book Review. They were a big hit!

Ladies, if you were at the Book Club, I would appreciate it so much if you would comment here about your experience. You told me verbally that you had a blast...I'd love for you to express that here on this blog.

Here are a few comments:

"I had a great time at the book review today! The Cannoli Cafe did a wonderful job with the refreshments and serving. Cindy did an excellent job as moderator and it was fun interacting with the other women. I hope I win a spot again next month--I'll certainly be trying!"--Michelle

I had such a great time at the Book Club last Saturday. I met new friends and got to enjoy great conversation over coffee and treats. Now, how cool is that! Thank you so much for the great gift bag. I am already looking forward to reading “Split Ends” and seeing you again next month.--Sharon

Cindy thanks so much for a great morning. I really did have a blast. It was awesome to meet new ladies who share my thoughts and feelings.Thanks to Cannoli's Cafe for the wonderful desserts and hopitality. The Hot chocolate was to die for...--Dawn

What an awesome time at your first book club event. The atmosphere was perfect, the conversation delightful, and Cindy, you were a terrific leader. Thanks for a great morning and I hope I get a pass for the Split-Ends group...I'll be signing up often, Caffe Cannoli's coffee is grand!--Jules

Thanks so much for your comments!

The featured book club for the month of July... Split Ends, by Kristin Billerbeck. All the local Christian bookstores and Barnes and Noble are making sure to have plenty of copies on hand.

Again, all you need to do to register to win your seat at the next Book Review is head to Cannoli Caffe and enter your name. (I encourage you to grab a coffee drink or a bite to eat when you do so!) We'll draw winners again in late July (details forthcoming.)

THANK SO MUCH to all of you who took part. I hope this is just the beginning of a beautiful friendship! :)


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