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Hello Dumplings!

I have three things I would like to say before we start thisΒ cringy post!

  1. Please don’t throw tomatoes at me
  2. I know, this is like, THE 13th KotLC post this year
  3. Aha, yes, I have been dying! (Emotionally guys. Not physically. You would’ve already had a melodramatic post by now if I was really dying)

Alright, now we can continue. As you can tell by the title, I made KotLC quizes. And no, it isn’t easy. It takes a lot of work. I haven’t shared them yet,Β so you peoples are going to be the first to do them! And the only people to do them.

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Soo you wanna take them?

Oh, you do? That’s a surprise!

/Character Quiz\

/Ability Quiz\

/Enemy Quiz\

Be sure to leave your results below in the comments, and some feedback as well! I don’t know how well they turned out, but I kind of trust myself with these, because the others ones are unacurete, mostly because some of them were made a long time ago.

Well, that’s all! Unless you want a meme, then I can totally give you one!

HA

Signing out,

∴β™₯~Mary Elizabeth~β™₯∴

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interview with Author Marsha Hubler

Well Howdy! Fancy seeing you here!

I don’t know why your here, but I am here to share an interview with one of my favorite Christian authors, Marsha Hubler.

About Marsha:

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Marsha is the author of the eight-book best-selling Keystone Stables juvenile fiction series by Zonderkidz. Her newest release for kids 10 and older is TOMMI POCKETS. She also is the author of The Loves of Snyder County Amish Fiction Trilogy, three other kids’ books, a Bible study guide for ladies, and a homeschooling helps book. She has a master’s degree in education, has over 48 years experience in education, and is presently a homeschool consultant in central Pennsylvania. Marsha has always loved kids and horses. She’s been a foster parent and had owned horses for over 20 years. Her “Skye and Champ” stories in the Keystone Stables books reflect many of her own “wild” experiences with kids and horses. She also loves dogs and has two mixed terriers, Sparky and Bailey, whom she adopted from a no-kill rescue shelter. Living in a rural farm area of Pennsylvania affords Marsha the luxury of enjoying her three-acre property with her two dogs. She has a goldfish pond and a gazebo in her backyard. Most of all, she is thankful to God for allowing her to write books. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of eleven, and now she can look back and see how God prepared her to write books. She considers it a special calling to write, especially for young people, and shareΒ biblicalΒ principles with which her readers can have happy and productive lives. Marsha loves to hear from her fans and horse lovers. Visit her at http://www.marshahublerauthor.com or at her two blogs: http://www.horsefactsbymarshahubler.wordpress.com and http://www.marshahubler.wordpress.com

Credits Link

Keystone Stables

For horse-loving young readers comes……The Keystone Stables series, where a tough foster child named Skye learns about love and forgiveness through a beautiful quarter horse named Champ.

Thirteen-year-old Skye Nicholson has become an expert at making sure no one will ever hurt her again. After her cold and angry behavior and numerous offenses remove her from more foster home placements than she cares to count, she’s headed toward juvenile detention. But then she’s given one last chanceβ€”an opportunity to live at Keystone Stables, a foster home and therapy camp where she meets a beautiful sorrel horse named Champ. As hard as she tries, she can’t deny she loves Champβ€”but her refusal to accept her new foster parents and their Christian faith might mean losing Champ forever.

A Horse to Love:

  • is written by an author who has firsthand experience with horses and foster care
  • is a contemporary and realistic plot, with an inspirational Christian message
  • features a character with special needs
  • contains extensive back matter on different horse breeds, how to care for them, and horsemanship, as well as facts, diagrams, and a glossary of horse terms so girls can better know their favorite animal

 

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The Interview

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1. Can you give my readers some insight on what your Keystone Stables books about?
The eight Keystone Stables books are about a foster kid, Skye Nicholson, who is rebellious and very unhappy when the books start. However, she goes to a loving foster home with Tom and Eileen Chambers, who also have a therapy riding academy, which has to have horses, of course. Through their love and Skye’s love for a horse named Champ, Skye comes to know Jesus as her Savior, and her life is changed for the better. Then she starts helping the other foster kids who come to Keystone Stables.
2. Skye is an amazing compassionate character. And thatΒ is mostly because of horse therapy. Can you explain horse therapy?
Horses are amazing animals. They can sense when you love them, when you’re afraid of them, or when you’re mean-spirited. But well-trained therapy horses love to work with kids who are hurting. They can sense when kids have been hurt in their past, so they’re very gentle and obedient to teach the riders that they can learn to ride a horse; therefore, they can learn to overcome their fears in life and be successful in school and when they grow up with a job and their own family.
3. My favorite character is probably Tanya. Who is (One! Hard to chose, am I right?) of your favorite characters from your books?
My favorite character is Skye because she’s kind of a mix of the 12 foster kids I had a long time ago. I also like her because after she asks Jesus to save her, most of the time she acts like a Christian kid should act, to be loving and forgiving of others.

Most of the time. XD
4. There are a lot of horse characters in Keystone Stables! Where any of them based off of your own horsey pals?
I did have horses for 20 years, and I did have a beautiful Quarter Horse named Coke, but he was a palomino. In book two, the horse is a Tennessee Walker. I had several Walkers over the years, which were my favorite riding horses because they’re so smooth like a rocking chair.
5. What was your first experience like when your first Foster kid came into your care?
Our first foster kid was a 14-year-old girl who was a student in the Christian school where I was the principal. She had major family problems and had to get away from her step dad. She was only with us a few months until her mother got divorced, and the girl was able to go home. But some of our foster kids were with us three years until they graduated from high school.

That’s very interesting!
6. Funniest thing one of your horses have ever done?
My sweetest horse was Rex, half Quarter Horse/half Tenn. Walker bay. He was only 14 1/2 hands high and sweet as sugar. The funniest thing he would do was smell that I had sugar cubes in my jacket pocket and nudge me with his nose until I’d give them to him. He’s gone a long time, and I still miss him terribly. He died of old age.

Awe! My* horse Spirit absoultly adores carrots!Β 

*He is technicly my families horse, but I still love him!
7. Your books have one amazing quality that most horse books don’t have. It’s an amazing book for kids, with Christian standards! Was it hard to get your book published because of that?
It was not difficult getting those books published because God set up a meeting for me with an editor who worked at Zondervan, the publishing company. I met the woman at a writers’ conference, and she asked me to write the series. It was a “God thing.” God has our lives all planned out. All we have to do is study hard, work hard, and pray for His perfect will in our lives, and God will open up wonderful opportunities for us to serve Him. I never dreamed I’d have a best-selling series. There are 250,000 of the series in print. I’m now writing my 21st book in my TOMMI POCKETS series.

That is such a God-thing!
8. Skye often has a hard time dealing with headstrong kids, like Sooze for example. Did you have any foster kids who had that quality?
Sooze is actually based on one of my foster kids whose name is Susan. She was thrilled that I used her name in the book. And the scene where Sooze is on the porch roof ready to burn her house down really happened. That’s exactly how I met Susan and how she came to live with me for a while. The real Susan is now 50 years old and a grandmother.

Wow, that is seriously amazing. I never would’ve thought!
9. Who inspired you to write the first Keystone book?
I must say that God inspired me to write the series through my meeting the editor of Zondervan at the writers’ conference. Up until she asked me to write for Zondervan, I thought I was to write Bible studies because I had one Bible study already published, and I was working on a series of them. Since the Keystone Stables, I’ve written 10 other fiction books, but I’ve never gone back to write Bible studies.

Very cool!Β 

 


 

Special Thanks to Mrs. Marsha for doing this interview with me! You can check out her Keystone Stables books on amazon or on Zondervan.com.

Thank you so much for reading!

~ Mary Elizabeth

Keeper of the Lost Cites and Online Giveaway Winners!

Hello Dumplings!

First and foremost, I would like to apologize for the late post, things have been a tad hectic lately. Even in a global pandemic, a family of ten will always be busy.

Always.

Anywho, I know you are all DYING to find out who won, so lets see who won!

I used the Wheel of Names website to pick the names, and I screenshoted the wheel and the name.

The first winner is the winner of the KotLC book, which I know you’ll love.

Lets spin the wheel!

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CONGRATS LILLY!

I will be sending you an email shortly, and I will give you 48 hours to respond, or I’ll have to pick another winner.

And now the winner of the Online giveaway, which will include, a pack of 5 free images, a guest post on my blog, and a whole year of featured images!

Lets spin the wheel again!

(This one had some technical difficulties, so I only have one picture this time)

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CONGRATS FAYE!

I will be also sending you an email with your free images shortly!

That just about wraps up this post! Thank you all so much for entering this giveaway, and if you would like to purchess a copy of Keeper of the Lost Cities, I would recomend going to bookoutlet.com.

Thanks again everyone!

 

~Mary Elizabeth

Introducing….. Author’s Block

Hey, hey, hey! CALLING ALL AUTHORS! I’m back with a big announcement. Yeah, you already guessed.

Another new site!

Yayyy.

*Everybody leaves*

Waiitttttt! You don’t even know what it’s about yet! Stay awhile won’t ya?

I explained it all in the first post.

my new novel I’m working on. It’s in the rough draft right now, and I’m still working on the book. I was working on it one day when I thought up an idea, What if there was a site where other authors could help me with my book? Because it’s hard creating characters and fixing plot holes and book covers… ECT.

~Authors Block

You can check it outΒ here.

Authors Block

If you are an author and would like to join, click the link above and it should bring you to the homepage, and you can fill out the form there.

So? What are you waiting for? Go check it out for yourself!

Until next time,

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Book Recomendation Swap

Hey Hey Hey! It’s your favorite blogger, Mary Elizabeth. (JK probs not)

I know I haven’t been around much, but I’m here for books!

So how this works is I will give you 5 book recommendations, and you give me 5 book recommendations! Yay! Sound fun? Let’s do it!

  1. Out of my mind! I love this book so much!
  2. Restart. Eeep!
  3. Wonder. Just yes.
  4. Β Keeper of the lost cities! THIS IS A MUST READ!
  5. Β Keystone Stables. Horses!

What are your book recommendations? Have you read any of these books? Which one of these books are you most likely to read? What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

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Random Review #3 (SPOILER ALERT)

Hello Dumplings! (DON’T JUDGE THIS AIN’T EASY)

Welcome Back everyone! It is time for yet another round of random reviews! If you didn’t join us for our last parts, I would suggest reading for a taste of what shall happen here.

Random Review #1

Random Review #2

Now, let’s get on with it shall we??πŸ˜‰πŸŒΈ

(Playlist: HARD LOVE – MONEY & FAME- THE HEART- By NEEDTOBREATHE)

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The World According ToΒ Humphrey

This Book is so cute! I absolutely love these books! Humphrey is a cute little classroom Hamster for room 26. In the beginning, he was brought to room 26 by his beloved Miss Mac. But turns out she was a Substitute Teacher. And so, when the real teacher came, Mrs. Brisbane, she didn’t want anything to do with Humphrey! What will poor Humphrey do?

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Personal Review

My favorite part was when Humphrey goes home with the classmates on the weekend. I get to really see why the StudentsΒ behaveΒ act the way they do. And it really hits me when I do find out.

I really don’t see anything wrong with this book. It’s super adorable! For the age rating, 8-12.

FIVE STARS!

Other Review,Β Melody Q ~ Adventure According to Humphrey

Keeper Of The Lost Cities

Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life. She’s skipped multiple grades and doesn’t really connect with the older kids at school, but she’s not comfortable with her family, either. The reason? Sophie’s a Telepath, someone who can read minds. No one knows her secretβ€”at least, that’s what she thinks…

But the day Sophie meets Fitz, a mysterious (and adorable) boy, she learns she’s not alone. He’s a Telepath too, and it turns out the reason she has never felt at home is that, well…she isn’t. Fitz opens Sophie’s eyes to a shocking truth, and she is forced to leave behind her family for a new life in a place that is vastly different from what she has ever known.

But Sophie still has secrets, and they’re buried deep in her memory for good reason: The answers are dangerous and in high-demand. What is her true identity, and why was she hidden among humans? The truth could mean life or deathβ€”and time is running out.

BEST BOOK EVER! And in the words of Penny,

The first chapter really drew me in. But when I read chapter two, I literally just ran around the house like this for an hour:giphy (3)

– Penny –Β Two Books I Love, Two Books I Hate

I just loved it. The Characters were amazing. They were just great…

And BIANA.

And KEEFE.

And FITZ!

ITS TO GOOD.

And Elwin!

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I love this book.

FIVE STARS!!!!!!!!

Bath House Room Spray~ Milk

 

This really isn’t what you think it smells like! It smells super sweet, but it’s also very settle. Not something that would send you running out the door.

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Me and myΒ CousinΒ actually swapped sprays, and she gave me this one, and I gave her a Spray from Hobby Lobby called Tranquil. It smelled good at first, but then it started giving me a head ache, and so we swapped.

Stars, FIVE!

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Well, that is all I will be reviewing today!!
Have an awesome week y’all!

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Random Review #1!

Hey Everybody!Β  I’m Going to start a new series! Called Random Review! It’s Where I review 2 books and a product! Today’s Books Today are….

Judy Blume’s Fudge books

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And of course…

The Winnie The Horse Gentler books!

Lets start!

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Okay, here is an over View! Lets Review the books first..

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(Please Excuse MyΒ uGlYΒ  leg) I love the covers. This is the cover version I have, there are many other versions of covers and this is the one I have. I have a very Mix-Match collection.

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This is book three I’m reading. Peter can get a little disrespectful to his parents and very mean to fudge. But over all it is a hilarious book. Fudge’s adventures can get very realistic at times. But in the 1st book *SPOILER ALERT*Β  When fudge sallows the turtle, Judy Blume said that that was based on a news article she saw. Sooo.

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There are about 178 pages in this book. Here is a reading sample above.Β  Like I said. Hilarious.Β  Also, the Mom gives in to Fudge A LOT.

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And Side View.

Over all, I give this book….

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Three and a half stars.

 

Moving On To Winnie The Horse Gentler

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I’ve read it so much the cover is pealed back. Such a pretty Cover!

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Sorry about the glare! This is one of my most favorite books of all time! My sister got it at a book fair when she has my age and then I found the book and I read it. I think it was one of my first books I read.

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Side view.

 

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I love this book. I love the spiritual lessons behind it. I love how it is so hilarious!! I love how Winnie talks about horses. I love how it teaches you about horses….. It is the Tinniest bit predictable, but. It is the best book ever.

I give it..

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I would of gave it five but.. the half is for it being the teeniest bit predictable.

On To the rose water!

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Well, I kinda don’t know how to review this so all I can say is , it smells good, it puts me to sleep and it’s wet. What more can you say?

I give it five stars!

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Anywho, Hoped you liked this post! See ya in February for the next review!!

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