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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Shunning comes to TV, free Christian fiction and more (Apr 15)

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From the late Arleta Richardson: Every keepsake found in Grandma's attic sparks a memory to share and a truth to learn. A shoe button inspires a lesson on honesty while a quilt square draws out instruction on pride. These books provide godly wisdom families will treasure.
On Television: THE SHUNNING
This Saturday (April 16) sees the world premiere of the Hallmark Channel original Beverly Lewis' The Shunning (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8C), based on the first novel in the author's Heritage of Lancaster series. Visit our site to watch On Location and the Premiere Promo.
Hometown Mysteries: Cozy Reading
Meet some authors writing cozy mysteries for Christian readers -- Elizabeth Goddard, Nancy Mehl, Cynthia Hickey, Susan Sleeman and FamilyFiction's own Chris Well -- and find out why Hometown Mysteries is the place "where love and suspense meet."
Bold Comics Anthology
Comics artist Mike Maihack talks about Parable: Volume 1, a 200-page anthology with contributions from cartoonists who've worked for Marvel, Disney and Big Idea. "It was a reason to use our joy of comics to celebrate our love of Christ as well as fellowship with other creators."

FamilyFiction Mar /Apr 2011
The latest issue is online, it's free and it includes: Steven James * Hometown Mysteries * Bryan Davis * Marta Perry * Liz Curtis Higgs * Mark Mynheir * Jeffrey Overstreet * Debby Mayne * Kimberly Stuart * Lisa T. Bergren * VeggieTales * and more! Read it today!
Question of the Week
What are the ALL-TIME best Christian kid series -- books or DVDs? Click on over to our FamilyFiction page on Facebook and join the discussion!
280+ Christian fiction book trailers!
Our website now sports more than 280 book trailers for titles representing all genres: Amish, historical, suspense, speculative, romance, contemporary, young adult, children's and comics. Click on a trailer frame to watch the book trailer and to learn more about the book!
Giveaway of the Week
You could win one of 10 copies of Voyage of the Dawn Treader! How to enter: Go to our contest page, enter your name, email and this secret code: CSL0402. Entries must be received by Tues (Apr 19) at 10 a.m. CST. Winners announced in our next newsletter (Apr 22). Watch for a new prize next week!
Last Week's Prize
Here are the winners in our previous drawing: Pat Greenup, Teri Carothers, Dawn Morley, Jen Whitney, Jodi Davis, Anne Payne, Molly Edwards, Tiffany Cash, Doris BeLoat and Evangeline Gober. Congratulations -- watch for an email from us! More about Wanda E. Brunstetter's The Journey here.

Below, find free eBooks for your digital reader! (Offers provided by the respective publishers and retailers.)
Free Fiction: DIVINE
At the crossroads of her life, only one power set Mary free: For a limited time, download Karen Kingsbury's Divine free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable reading device, from CBD and from Sony's ReaderStore. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: SHATTERED
A teen novel of grief, guilt, faith, and forgiveness: For a limited time, download Melody Carlson's Shattered: A Daughter's Regret free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable reading device and from CBD. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change.
Free Fiction: ELISHA'S BONES
A professor after the bones of Elisha uncovers a shadowy organization: For a limited time, download Don Hoesel's thriller Elisha's Bones free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from CBD, from Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.
Losing her had shaken all his most deeply held beliefs: For a limited time, download Jillian Hart's Homespun Bride free for your Kindle, PC, Mac or portable device, from Sony's ReaderStore and for Barnes & Noble's Nook. Limited Offer: Price Subject to Change. U.S. Residents Only.

Links to more free Christian fiction here.

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