One of my favorite things about this season of my life is that I am reading. A LOT.

I mean, I’ve always been the girl who loves to read, don’t get me wrong. But there just seem to be seasons of my life where I read a few great books in a row. And That. Just. Happened.

So with Christmas season around the bend, I thought I would share.

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Tara-Leigh Cobble has done it again. As an old friend of the blog, I’m always happy to tell you about the art she is making. And whoa and wow. Orange Jumpsuit is amazing.

No kidding, I read this book in about five hours. I laid in my bed one Friday [our day off at Crossroads] and I read every last word. I sopped it up like gravy, y’all.

I can’t recommend this book enough, especially if you have single gals in your life. It’s just an amazing testimony from a girl living the single life well… and openly, and honestly.

I finished the book. I closed my eyes. And I thought, “Good gracious above I absolutely loved that book.”

Once I recovered from the happy coma that book put me in, I opened my eyes and I emailed Tara-Leigh. And then she put what I said on the back of her book. [You can click on it to get an upclose view…]

I’m not sure that’s how all endorsements work, but that’s how this one worked. 🙂

HERE is where you can buy Orange Jumpsuit. [and you should]

HERE is where you can read a bit of it. [it’ll take 10 minutes of your day and make those 10 minute better]

HERE is where you can get it for your e-reader. [I love my Kindle. So so much.]

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 Much like Tara-Leigh, Sandra started out as an author I admired and has ended up becoming a treasured friend and mentor.

And her writing. Sheesh to the power of SHEESH. She is so good.

If you love Christian fiction that isn’t cheesy, she’s your gal. I adored the French Twist series – Let Them Eat Cake, Bon Appetit, and Piece de Resistance.

And now Sandra has begun her Ladies in Waiting series with To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn.

I ended up listening to the audiobook vs. reading it straight out, but I really enjoyed it. There were some confusing parts, mainly because I couldn’t look back to pick up where I left off if it was a few days between bus rides. But if you [or someone you love] enjoys reading books from this time period, this is a great one. I highly suggest it.

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And finally. 🙂

I wrote a book.

And for Christmas, my SuperIntern Jordan and I have cooked up a REALLY cool gift pack – with the book and a few other awesome treats. [We’re not telling you all the details yet… after Thanksgiving, ye shall know.]

Trust me – it will be a great gift for any girl in the 15-25 age range that doesn’t already have my book.

BUT.

We only have fifty. FIFTY Christmas gift packs. That’s it.

And because I love you, I am giving people who subscribe to my newsletter first dibs. As in, a 48 hour head start. If we sell all 50 to that group of people, then that’s it.

So. If you want the chance to get on that before the general public, make sure you have signed up for my newsletter.

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[PS #1: Neither of these authors asked me or paid me to write this blog post. I genuinely love their books and think you will too.]

[PS #2: I will not give away or abuse your email address when you sign up for my newsletter. You’ll hear from me a few times a year. That’s it. Promise.]

[PS #3: This is my last Monday in Edinburgh. My freak is totally freaked.]