The Duke's Second Chance Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Duke's Second Chance
Second chances often come from surprising places. Will the Duke find another chance at love when everything seems to be combining against him? Gerald feels as though he’s lost everything when his wife takes her last breath. Amelia’s world turns upside down when the Duke of Granbury steps into her tea shop and leaves with her heart. But when a secret from Amelia’s past unveils possibilities, will the duke get a second chance at love from an unexpected source? Buy this first book in a Regency romance series for a taste of deep loyal friendship, beautiful second chances, and the path to heal a heart. Look for the other books in the series: The Earl's Winning Wager Her Lady's Whims and Fancies Suitors for the Proper Miss Pining for Lord Lockhart The Foibles and Follies of Miss Grace

About the Author

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An award winning author, including the GOLD in Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards, Jen Geigle Johnson discovered her passion for England while kayaking on the Thames near London as a young teenager. She once greeted an ancient turtle under the water by grabbing her fin. She knows all about the sound a water-ski makes on glassy water and how to fall down steep moguls with grace. During a study break date in college, she sat on top of a jeep's roll bars up in the mountains and fell in love. Now, she loves to share bits of history that might otherwise be forgotten. Whether in Regency England, the French Revolution, or Colonial America, her romance novels are much like life is supposed to be: full of adventure.


The Duke's Second Chance was a fun romance after the initial upheavals in the Duke's life. The beginning was a little hard to read. I knew what was going to happen from reading the book blurb, but I didn't want it to happen. The novel had a few other expected and unexpected twists and turns. It was interesting to see how the Duke responded to the unexpected entanglement that he found himself in. The end of the story felt a little rushed to me. I wanted to see more development with Amelia and some of the other side characters and to see her interact with society more. To learn more about The Duke's Second Chance, click here.


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Shape Activities for Preschoolers

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

I wanted to work on different shapes with my preschoolers. We did several interactive activities to help my preschoolers familiarize themselves with different shapes: ovals, squares, rectangles and triangles. Here are some of the activities that we did:

We dipped geometric solid shapes in washable paint and made a print on paper. This help familiarize kids with shapes. Washable paint is great for kids. It's easy to clean-up and I don't have to worry about my kids staining clothes or furniture.


    We used a shape sorting activity from Totschooling. We sorted pictures according to the shape. I laminated it so we can use it several times over. This activity helps kids identify shapes and work on sorting skills. Click here to check out this activity. 

    We used shape templates from My Merry Messy Life and recreated the shapes using popsicle sticks. I think this helps kids familiarize themselves with shapes and how to recreate them. Click here to check out this activity.

    I created a worksheet called "Shapes at Home" I gave my kids some play food and we identified their shape. We made a tally of the shapes and then searched our home for more shapes. We then counted our tally marks and compared them - which was most, least, same. Click here for the worksheet.

    I created another sheet with a triangle and rectangle. We worked on cutting skills and my kids practiced cutting out the shapes. Click here to get the printable.

    What activities do you like to do to help your kids learn about shapes?

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    Promise for Tomorrow Cover Reveal

    Monday, October 21, 2019

    On Tour with Prism Book Tours

    Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
    Promise for Tomorrow
    By Michelle De Bruin

    Coming November 19, 2019...

    Living a life of faith isn’t going the way Logan and Karen hoped until some special visitors arrive and offer them their future back.

    Karen Millerson dreamed of teaching high school but now finds herself boarding with a farm family and teaching country school. She is engaged to marry Logan De Witt and is getting prepared to share in ministry with him. But when she gets blamed for the tragic fire at the school, Karen’s future grows uncertain.

    Logan De Witt is working to clear his family’s name with the bank. But when he breaks his leg, hindering his ability to work the farm, Logan is faced with life-changing decisions. When his best friend can’t offer the help he requested, can Logan find a way to care for his family and court Karen at the same time before his love for her destroys all of them?

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    Other Books in the Series

    Hope for Tomorrow
    By Michelle De Bruin
    Christian Historical Romance
    Paperback & ebook, 294 Pages
    October 23rd 2018 by Mantle Rock Publishing LLC

    When Logan De Witt learns of his father’s sudden death, he returns home to the family’s dairy farm. During his stay, he discovers his mother’s struggle with finances and his younger sister’s struggle with grief. Concern for his family presses Logan to make the difficult decision to leave his career as a pastor and stay on the farm. As a way to make some extra money, he agrees to board the teacher for their local school.

    Karen Millerson arrives from Chicago ready to teach high school but her position is eliminated so she accepts the role of country school teacher. Eager to put her family’s ugly past behind her, Karen begins a new career to replace the trust she lost in her own father who had been in ministry when she was a child.

    Logan and Karen both sense a call from the Lord to serve him, but neither of them expected that one day they would do it together.

    Can Karen learn to trust again? Will Logan lay aside his grief in exchange for God’s purpose for his life?

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    About the Author

    Michelle De Bruin is a worship leader and spiritual services provider. She lives in Iowa with her husband and two teenage sons. She writes stories about people who live in rural communities at the turn of the 20th century. Characters that bring to life the delights of farm and small town living, whispers of Dutch heritage, and Christian faith make her stories distinct.

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    One winner will receive copies of Hope for Tomorrow and Promise for Tomorrow and a $20 Amazon eGift Card
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    Ends October 25, 2019

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