Porch #100 πŸŽ‰ $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the 


We're celebrating the 100th edition of 
gentle conversation & calming snapshots
uplifting linkage & occasional surprises
for those who delight in doing life
in the company of kindred spirits




-  STEP 1  -
to get PORCH
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 occasional essays
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-  STEP 2  -
leave a comment telling us about the book
that knocked your socks off this year

Your comment must include your full name and the title of your favorite read so far in 2023.  It must be posted by Tuesday, July 18th at 9 pm (eastern).  The giveaway is open all readers who are US residents and you must be a current or new subscriber to enter.  The random winner will be notified by email.  (And yes, you may unsubscribe at any time!)

Go for it!

Let me tell you, historical fiction and real life memoirs continue to vie for my attention.  After all, how many books can you read in one lifetime?  Which ones keep calling your name?  What titles can you not say no to?

A few weeks back, I talked about the three historical novels that have kept me such good company in 2023.  But today I'm switching gears to what will probably be my Memoir of the Year.

Because whether you're a Beth Moore fan or not, this is an exceptional book.  It's a noteworthy read.  Period.

vulnerable . unputdownable . compelling
All My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoir
Beth Moore

'From where I sit, where I stand, where I walk, where I run, where I rest, where I pray, play, and weep, my story looks like a shirt too long left in the bottom of a clothes hamper.  Where I to bleach and launder it, starch and iron it to stand up properly, crisp and straight, it would look a whole lot better, but I am certain of this - it would no longer fit.'
(page 118)

In this New York Times Bestseller, ministry leader, teacher, and author Beth Moore peels back the layers of her life and exposes them to the light ... the healing kind that comes when secrets are revealed in ways that are needful and appropriate.  

This is a no-holds barred memoir told with 'surprising candor' that will draw you right into her traumatic childhood, the immense challenges of marriage, and wrenching decisions in recent years that have won her both heartfelt admiration ... and incredible distain.   

I promise that Beth's story will impact you.  Raw and tender, tragic, humorous, and redemptive in its telling.


Ok, let's go!  Head on over to the comments and tell us about the most unforgettable book you've read so far in '23.  Be sure to subscribe, too, and you'll be entered into the giveaway.  Scroll back up for the details.

Thanks for coming to the party.  It just wouldn't be the same without you.
Linda πŸ’™

to our randomly chosen
Barnes & Noble
$50 Gift Card Giveaway

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