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Hallmark Channel’s ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS TV Movie Reminder

Can you feel it? That little edge of crispness in the air and the undercurrent of excitement in the stores? The holidays are right around the corner and you know what that means. Decorations, baking, and family? Uh…no. It’s time to tuck into snuggly pajamas, grab a steaming cup of cocoa and curl up on the couch with your favorite holiday movies!

Every year, Hallmark Channel outdoes itself on the family movie front and this year is no different. With TWENTY-ONE new holiday features premiering on the network’s “Countdown to Christmas” this season, there is plenty of sweet, family friendly goodness to go around.

A fan of watching the channel when I have time, this one has piqued my interest. It’s called Enchanted Christmas*.

Here’s the description of the movie:
Young widow, Laura Trudeau (played by Alexa PenaVega) was a remarkable dancer. Now working as a project manager in LA, she is tasked to renovate a rundown hotel lodge, in her hometown of Rosemont, Utah and have it ready by Christmas Eve. She is stunned to run into her former love and dance partner Ricardo Archuleta, (Carlos PenaVega) who she discovers is in rehearsals for The Christmas Eve shows grand finale, with his new dance partner Taylor (Chelsie Hightower, “Dancing with the Stars”). When Taylor has an audition abroad, Laura once again finds herself back in Ricardo’s arms. Feelings are rekindled, and with both the hotel opening and the show in jeopardy, Laura has to make some difficult decisions, both personally and professionally.

You can check out the trailer here.

Doesn’t that look great?

If you thought you recognized the main character, Laura, you probably did. Alexa PenaVega skyrocketed to fame in the Spy Kids series of movies. Now she’s all grown up and co-starring with her husband, Carlos PenaVega. They even contributed their musical talents by recording one of the songs for the movie. Is there anything they can’t do?

Enchanted Christmas airs on November 12th on Hallmark Channel at 8:00 pm/7:00 central. Don’t miss it!

*Enchanted Christmas is a Mission Pictures International and Gabriel Productions, LLC production. Cindy Bond and Gene Davis serve as Executive producers. James Wilberger and Jarrod Phillips are producers. Terry Cunningham directed from a script by Rick Garman and Catherine Y. Friday.  #HallmarkChannel #EnchantedChristmas #CountdowntoChristmas #Missionpicturesintl

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Navigating Indieworld


Navigating Indieworld: A Beginner's Guide to Self-Publishing and Marketing Your

Carole P. Roman has written over 35 children’s books and knows the ins and outs of self-publishing, especially not what to do, how to save money, and ways to promote a book. She has won over 100 book awards and has received over 3,000 reviews.

Many of my followers have read & reviewed her books. I know you find them enjoyable, educational, & entertaining.

If you want to self-publish your book, NAVIGATING INDIEWORLD by Julie A. Gerber & Carole P. Roman is a great go-to beginner’s guide that will help you promote & market your book.

Recently, Carole and this book were honored by in two interesting articles:

Since I initially edited the book, Carole has thoughtfully mentioned my name in the 2nd article (bottom of page 2). 

Please enjoy reading both articles about Carole’s path to recreating her life after 60 years old and her recently released book.

THANK YOU, CAROLE, for the recognition!

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The Book Club Network ~ Advertising Promotion!

I have been asked by TBCN to post this for those followers of mine that are independent authors, writers, publicists, or small publishers. Since I write two articles monthly for their magazine, review some of their offered books, and participate in their monthly chat, I can attest this is an upright, Christian website that helps promote family-focused books. 


The Book Club Network, Inc.

We will provide a 90 day promotion for $500 instead of $1,500 for five authors 

Here is the plan:
3 month promotional package: (actually 4 months)
Readers Only Group: For reviews and promotions within the community (that is the first month)
Build a page where you can see the reviews we do and engage the reviewers on.
Host a chat (NOT an author chat) and assign reviewers, who will post reviews where ever they are sold.
We provide the addresses for a one time use and you mail the books to the reviewers.
20 paperbacks and 10 eBooks

Place a full page ad in the magazine all three months. (you provide the graphics).
Provide column space in the magazine and consult with you about what to write that will have the most effective reach.

All for $1,500?                                 Nope… ONLY $500!

This is our network: 6,500+ extremely active members that include: more than 3,000 book club leaders (some with well more than 100 members and most held in churches);
More than 700 reviewers who leave reviews everywhere a book is for sale (we trained them); more than 100 active bloggers. eBlast, home page ads and other promotions here monthly.
Reviews and promotions with the “Readers Only Group” includes sponsorship of the monthly chats and more. Banner ad… this blog is known throughout the industry! AS well as interviews and reviews of the book here. with over 480,000 readers of the magazine. We have two banners here on the home page and other links to news and for contests.
The Find A Christian Bookstore Map where we see tens of thousands of hits from mobile devices daily.

Our network includes all of the social sites, we have 36,000 on Facebook and others like Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, etc.

ALSO we have connections with
over 31,000 Home School moms!
Book Fun TV
Interviews and…
Video Book Spots: 4 x 45 second spots with 30 seconds of copy
Video Blogs, 3- 5 minutes in length shot and edited and placed on our network


CONTACT: Fred St Laurent CEO
The Book Club Network, Inc.

Members of the ACFW, AWSA, and the CBA
“We reserve the right to do more than we promise.”

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Divine Walls

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Product: Divine Walls
Manufacturer: Divine Walls
Made in the United States

“A Christian wall decal from Divine Walls is the perfect gift. We offer over 600 uniquely crafted and beautiful designs on our site. Select the perfect size, color, and verse for your home, office, or church,” their website promotes regarding this creative wall decal product.

The item with a shipping weight of a little over two pounds arrived in a circular cardboard tube via First Class Mail only days after ordering. After popping out the end tabs, the designated vinyl decal is rolled up along with an instruction sheet.

Geared for those who want to have a specific Bible verse or saying put directly on a wall, dimensions, colors, font, and layout ideas are given online with the option to custom design.

This reviewer selected the verse from Joshua 24:15, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” The size was approximately forty inches wide and eight inches tall in an arching layout with a light brown font style. The only ordering issue was no example of the finished product (color changes) could be given.

Attaching it to the wall worked best with two people aligning it in its proper position after removing the bottom side of the paper. Using a straight-edged ruler, swiping back and for while pressing down on the entire area several times, insured sealing the words to the wall. Gently peeling the top paper left only the vinyl letters on the wall. If a letter is not securely in place or still stuck on the paper, carefully repositioning it onto the flat surface by hand works. With patience and more persistence, it can be adapted to a more textured than normal wall. Supposedly, the film can be removed without leaving a residue on the wall.

One of the best characteristics of this product is the many selections from the Old and New Testaments as well as uplifting, spiritual sayings that can be different sizes and colors based on what is needed.

Located in Oregon, the company promotes beautiful, meaningful wall sticker decorations from the Word of God. A 100% refund is given if not totally satisfied. This reviewer’s selection was priced at $19.99 not including shipping charges.

If you are looking for something Biblical to put on a wall instead of a framed picture, this is an excellent idea because it can be tailor-made to fit your creativity and enhance the look of a room.

Thanks to CWA Review Crew and Divine Walls for furnishing this complimentary product in exchange for a review based on the user’s honest opinion.

This review will be posted on CWA Review with links on Bookfun, Godinterest, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.

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2 Monthly Book Fun Magazine Articles

Please check out my 2 monthly articles in BOOK FUN MAGAZINE – FREE!

REVIEWERS’ REVIEW – Pages 98-100 – a compilation of members’ reviews on one book per month.
CONNY’S CORNER FOR CHILDREN – Pages 102-103 – a review of a recent book for children.

Let me know if you need YOUR book read &  reviewed (editing services also available).

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Hello Book Reader!

These are all the book reviews I have done to date.

I am a book reviewer for and also post my reviews on

Hopefully the reviews will help!


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