Thursday, April 26, 2012

Two Scoops of Grace Blog Tour

I am thrilled to be a part of Jeanette Levellie's blog tour for her new book:

Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top

About the Book

What do drive-by diaper stores and God have in common? When is blabbing an acceptable habit? Why should you beware of moths and slugs?

In her entertaining, uplifting style, award-winning author and humorist Jeanette Levellie weaves 72 amusing stories with affirming Biblical truths. These soul- nourishing examples of God’s favor and grace will help you:
  • Laugh when you find cow patties instead of daisies in your field
  • Discover the bottomless heart of God
  • Grow in your acceptance of yourself and others
Welcome a vacation from stress as you discover the sweetness of Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top.

You can purchase the book here.

About the Author                      

A spunky pastor’s wife of thirty-plus years, Jeanette Levellie authors a bi-weekly humor/inspirational column, God is Bigger, a popular feature in the Paris Beacon News since 2001. She has published stories in Guideposts anthologies, stories in Love is a Verb Devotional with Gary Chapman, articles in Christian and secular magazines, greeting card verses, and poems for calendars.

She is also a prolific speaker for both Christian and secular groups, and loves to make people laugh while sharing her love for God and life. Jeanette is the mother of two grown children, has three grandchildren, and is servant to four cats. She lives in Paris (not the French one), Illinois, with her husband, Kevin. Her hobbies include dining out, talking baby talk to her cats, avoiding housework, reading, and watching old classic movies.

Visit Jeanette on her blog, On Wings of Mirth and Worth, at www.jeanettelevellie.com.

My Review 

One of the things I like about Jeanette Levellie is that she can laugh at herself. She's not perfect, and she's the first to admit it. This book is packed full of her real life adventures, the happy and silly, the grouchy, and the downright challenging moments we all can relate to.  Her friendly and engaging stories illustrate the wonderful spiritual parallels that we all trip over each day. She encourages us to laugh (yes, at ourselves), learn, and to sometimes stretch out of our comfort zone. 

I am fairly sure that there is something that most everyone can relate to within these pages. Jen shares vignettes of her life - her marriage, children, friends, neighbors, and yes, even a run in with the law. More importantly though, we get to experience Jen’s feelings, convictions, and faith in God, not in a preachy or condescending manner, but with friendly, soothing, and encouraging words.  

Jen’s writing has flavor of the very best kind. It’s a combination of humor, grace, wisdom, and authenticity.  Growing in faith Jen’s way, I think, is a lot more fun than just gritting our teeth and muddling through.  I highly recommend treating yourself to looking at life with Two Scoops of Grace!

Jeanette’s Giveaways

You can win one of ten free downloads of Jen's debut humor devotional, Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top for your eReader. Here are the very simple rules:

For each share of this post link on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog, you will receive one entry.

For each Like on Jeanette’s Author Page or Two Scoops Book Page on Facebook, or follow on her Twitter page or blog, you will receive one entry. If you already like and/or follow Jen, mention that and it will be counted.

Please send Jen ONE comment at the end of this post to tell her how many times you shared, liked, or followed, so she can give you the correct amount of entries. Jen reserves the right to verify all information, and disqualify anyone from the drawing who falsifies information. (Do not leave comments here to be entered, you MUST go to Jeanette’s blog post for the giveaway.)

Contest starts April 10 and ends midnight, May 10, 2012. Jeanette will announce the winners in a blog post Sunday, May 13, 2012.

….and a $100 Gift Card Drawing~~~WOWZA!!!

After you have read/reviewed Two Scoops, check out Jen's blog at www.jeanettelevellie.com for a contest to win a $100 gift card by answering ten easy questions about the book! After receiving your entry, your name will go into the hat for a $100 gift card to one of the following places (your choice): Amazon, Barnes and Noble, CBD, Hobby Lobby, Chick-fil-A, Wal-Mart, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, or Ruby Tuesday. This giveaway will run until August 10, 2012 so there is PLENTY of time for you to enter!


The author sent me the above book for review purposes. She will allow me to keep the book. I have no other connection to and have received no other compensation from Jeanette Levellie. The entire blog tour can be found here.

I encourage you to pick up Jen's book or stop at her blog if you have a minute. I know she'd love to see you!

What exciting weekend plans do you have? Have a great one!

Blessings,
Karen

32 comments :

  1. Jen, your book sounds great!! I will see if our bookstore has it.I try to make daisies out of cow patties or in my case horse muck. *wink*

    Amigo, the review was wonderful. You rock at reviewing. You rock at life!

    I don't use ereaders. I do however use gift cards. *wink*

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  2. It does sound like an uplifting book. And the author is full of faith and joy.

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  3. Robyn,
    You just gotta love Jen! Her book is great, a true inspiration. Thanks for your kind words about the review. :) You're a peach!

    Clarissa,
    It is! Jen's enthusiasm shines through. She's all grace and understanding. She's real. How can you beat that? :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  4. Karen: This is a very excellent review of Jen's book. I love her style.
    Also, I like what you have done with your blog site.

    Jen: When will we see a sequel?

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  5. Dear, sweet Karen: I need to hire you as my publicist. How does fifty million sound? Thanks, that is, for your kind and gracious words.

    Cecelia: I am thinking on a sequel. Shall we call it Three Scoops this time?

    Thanks to you all for your interest. Please DO enter the contests; few have entered so far, so you have good chances to win!

    Blessings,
    Jen

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  6. You captured it! Great review, Karen. That's Jen.

    I really hope you two can meet each other sometime. :)

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  7. Cecelia,
    Thanks so much! As you know, it is a good book. :) Thanks for the compliment about the blog. Still tweaking a bunch here and there.

    Jen,
    Fifty million sounds perfect. When you get back from your trip, we'll meet for lunch and iron out the details. :D

    Rhonda,
    Thanks so much! We need to meet, you're right, and you need to come too!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  8. Laughter is such wonderful medicine! Especially when shared with friends!

    Thanks for the recommendation!

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  9. thank you for this review and recommendation! this is my second type of book I love to read, followed by your beloved historical fiction!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  10. Cheryl,
    It is! I think you might like Jen's book. She's a treasure. :)

    Mom to 8,
    Nice to meet you! Thanks for following. :) Looks like we have some things in common. Will check out your blog asap.

    Happy weekend,
    Karen

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  11. I like spunky people!

    Beware of slugs, especially when stepping out in your bare socks at night.

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  12. Looks like an interesting read! A very nice review:)

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  13. Sounds like a great read. Good luck to Jeanette.

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  14. Diane,
    I thought you might like Jen! You remind me of her. :) Ugh, slugs - thanks for the advice!

    Rahul,
    I thought it was; Jen's a good writer with much to share. Thanks for your thoughts.

    Rachna,
    You might enjoy it! Yes, wishing Jen all the best!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  15. Very nice, Karen. Jen seems like a very fun person to be with. Thanks for sharing.
    The weekend? A birthday bash, hair cut, yard sale, and, of course, writing, writing, writing. Susan

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  16. The title of that book is pretty great. Nice review, thanks Karen!

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  17. Adorable cover! Good luck with the book.

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  18. Susan,
    Jen is fun and an inspiration! Have a great weekend. Sounds like you have a good lineup!

    Lydia,
    I know, the title is a good one, isn't it? Thanks a bunch!

    Theresa,
    I think her son designed the cover. It is cute!

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  19. Hi Karen & Jen -

    Both my Mom and I loved this book! Since I know you (Jen) and your husband personally, I could "hear" your voices as I read.

    Thanks for sharing with so much grace and humor.

    Hugs,
    Susan :)

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  20. Sounds like a wonderful book to brighten someone's day! Thanks for the review Karen!

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  21. Susan,
    I didn't think of that - hearing their voices since you've had the privilege of meeting Jen. Fun stuff!

    Tyrean,
    I think it is! Jen wrote a winner!
    :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  22. Sounds like an excellent read! I'm stopping by from the A-Z challenge and following now too. This has been so much fun hasn't it? Have a great weekend and a great final challenge day :)

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  23. I have Jeanette's book and am enjoying it very much. I love the little life lessons she gives after each story. I have never seen that done before and it is a great idea.
    I hope she gets lots and lots of readers.

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  24. Martha,
    It's nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by and following. Enjoyed my stop at your blog. :)

    Nancy,
    I hope so too! It's a wonderful book, and I'm sure she'll be glad to hear you are enjoying it. :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  25. Jen, your book is on my nightstand. Reading your humorous vignettes and tie-ins to the Word ends my day on a positive note. Thank you for sharing your touching, amusing, and relatable moments!

    Karen, I highly recommend this book, as well! Great review.

    Enjoy your Sunday. :-)

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  26. Sounds like a very inspirational book. Congrats to Jen!

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  27. Janette,
    Isn't it fun to get to know Jen a little better too, through her book? Great stuff! Thanks so much.

    Talli,
    It really is an inspirational read! I'm excited for Jen, as you might have guessed! :)

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  28. What a great review. I have followed Jeanette for a while but haven't visited her in months. I think I will have to go. I love that you brought out her humor and ability to laugh at herself. What a great trait.

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  29. Shanda,
    Thanks so much! Yes, stop by and see her, she'd love it! That is a great trait; I really admire it in her.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  30. Dear friends, old and new... wait, that sounded tacky. Dear friends whom I've known for awhile and ones I've not met---THANK you for your kind comments and good wishes. The book is selling well, and I'm so grateful to Jesus for His favor.

    Karen: You are a gem! May all the goodness you sow into others' lives bear rich harvests in your own field, all five acres' worth!

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  31. I'm ending over to check out her blog. Thanks for your review, Karen. I like reading about women who appreciate life and can laugh at themselves.

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  32. Joylene,
    I think you will really like Jen and her blog. She is an inspiration!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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