Saturday, October 17, 2009

Book Giveaway: The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent

The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent

Publisher: Hachette Book Group

In 1752, Sarah Carrier Chapman, weak with infirmity, writes a letter to her granddaughter, revealing the secret she has closely guarded for six decades. . .

Her story begins more than a year before the Salem witch trials, when nine-year-old Sarah and her family arrive in a New England community already gripped by superstition and fear. As they witness neighbor pitted against neighbor, friend against friend, hysteria escalates--until more than two hundred men, women, and children have been swept into prison. Among them is Sarah's mother, Martha Carrier.

In an attempt to protect her children, Martha asks Sarah to commit an act of heresy -- a lie that will most surely condemn Martha even as it will save her daughter. (Back Cover)

I've been so into English history, I thought I might delve into a bit of American history. This seemed most appropriate as we are getting close to Halloween. If you are also intrigued, go visit Kristi's blog, Books and Needlepoint and enter yourself. You might want to book mark this blog if you, like me, like to read reviews about books you might not have heard about but would put on your wish list if you did!

Cool Jams America's Top Wicking Sleepwear Brand

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The following is a copy of an email I received from Cool Jams that I thought I should share with you. Not only because they, too, want to make everyone aware of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and because they are taking part of their sales and donating it to the Susan G. Komen organization, but because they make a product that women going through "the change" will find invaluable!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By now, we've probably all been touched by someone who has been negatively affected by breast cancer in some way....perhaps a friend, relative or neighbor. To help the cause, Cool-jams is going pink this month to promote breast cancer awareness. There’s no time like the present to get passionately pink about breast cancer prevention. During the month of October Cool-jams pledges to donate 10% of every sale to the Susan G. Komen organization. Susan G. Komen is a fundraising program that inspires breast cancer advocacy and honors those affected by the disease. Please help raise awareness among your friends, family or co-workers; and help end breast cancer forever!

Here's how it works:

1) Go to to place your order

2) Order any Cool-jams style or gift certificate to qualify for a donation.**

3) At check-out write the word "Pink" in the comment box provided during the check out process.

4) The rest is easy. Cool-jams will automatically donate 10% of your purchase to Susan G. Komen.

**If you know of someone suffering from night sweats associated with breast cancer treatment. The gift of Cool-jams along with a donation a 10% donation to Susan G. Komen is the perfect gift!

Thanks for your support of
Susan G. Komen and breast cancer awareness. Visit Cool-jams before the end of October to make your order count toward a donation toward breast cancer awareness.

Remember October 16 is National Mammography Day. According to the National Cancer Institute, women in their 40s and older should have mammograms every 1 to 2 years.

Are you interest in fundraising for your charity?

Here at Cool-jams we have a very active charitable giving program. Our simple philosophy is that as humans we were placed here on this earth to make a difference. We love to help those around us in whatever way we can! If you would like to learn more about our fundraising programs, contact

Cool-jams Passionately Pink Jennifer Shorty Pajama Set

The company is totally unaware that I am doing this. I am receiving no compensation for forwarding this to you except for that "feel good" thing you get when you know you've done a "good thing".

Here are a couple of additional thoughts:
1) We found out when it happened to a good friend, men can also get breast cancer.
2) These gowns and jammies would be good for any woman hospitalized because the mattresses are generally coated with plastic so half of you is generally very sweaty hot while the other half is freezing.