Saturday, April 11, 2015

2nd Birthday Wrap-up & Double Giveaway!



Hi y’all!
First, let me get my mind-blown-is-this-really-happening-i-can’t-believe-it speech out of the way, then we’ll have what y’all are really here for: The Giveaways. :)
So, wow. I want to say so much, but first Thank you. Thank you to everyone who’s reading this. To those who have commented (Those are the best! Then I actually know that actual people are reading this. There’s no feeling like that!) To authors and publishers who have sent me books. To the parents who trust my reviews. To everyone reading this blog post right now. Just Thank You.
I’ve had views from the United States, Russia, Canada, India, France, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, Ukraine, Poland, Australia, Philippines, United Kingdom, Turkey, China, Italy, Norway, Japan, and so many more...this is just off the top of my head!
On April 10th, 2014 BFCG hit 7,000 page-views. That was just plain nuts to me! Unbelievable! Yesterday on April 10th 2015, we hit 37,000 page-views. Uh, what?! That’s 30,000 page-views in one year. One year! Exactly! I can’t even.
37,000 page-views. Over a 1,000 followers by social media. Over 250 posts including almost 250 reviews. 
So can you see where my mind is absolutely blown? 

Annnnd, I’m now realizing that we might have some new guests on this site! (To those who aren’t new, stick with me or scroll down, I’ll meet you down there. ;) ) Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! I know you are most likely only here for the giveaways as well (that is the good stuff, after all, not all this shocked-is-this-really-happening reactions), but still! Welcome to BFCG! Most likely this fabulous picture made you curious about free books (!) but let me tell you what BFCG is.


'Books for Christian Girls' is a blog dedicated to finding Christian books for Christian girls ages 9-19. BFCG is different from our competitors, because we write down all the Spiritual, Negative & Sexual content in every book we review. (Don’t let this ‘we’ stuff fool you, it’s just little ol’ me running this site. ;) ) You can read more about BFCG here and here!

*{*Just a note: You can click on the cover of any book in this blog post to see the review and go to the giveaway. Words that are blue (or purple-ish) are a link. Click it to go to what I’m talking about. :) *}*


http://booksforchristiangirls.blogspot.com/2015/04/capture-of-bible-bandits-by-esther-seim.html




This blog turned Two years old on Thursday! But our celebration started that Friday before! We reviewed “Capture of the Bible Bandits” by Esther Seim. A super fun adventure for anyone of any age! Here’s something y’all might have not known: Esther started & runs Clash 4 Kids. A site that finds Book & Movies for Girls & Boys ages 8-12. C4K and BFCG just happen to be partners. (You can even read about yours-truly Here! I promise that someday I’ll send sweet, patient Esther a picture of myself. It’s just a bit challenging as being a photographer I’m normally behind the camera. ;) )







http://booksforchristiangirls.blogspot.com/2015/04/love-finds-you-in-poetry-texas-by.html





Monday was our first Giveaway day, and we reviewed a new favorite of mine, “Love Finds You in Poetry, Texas” by Janice Hanna (also known as Janice Thompson). We’re also giving away a copy! Click the cover to read our review and enter the giveaway!











http://booksforchristiangirls.blogspot.com/2015/04/miles-from-nowhere-by-amy-clipston.html




Tuesday. Oh, Tuesday! It’s no secret that Amy Clipston is a favorite author of mine. (Like the time I met her! Oh! And I’ll be meeting her and a bunch of other authors in May at the RT Convention, is anyone else going?) “Roadside Assistance” will forever be a favorite (if not The Favorite) teen book of mine. Just, yes. So much yes! I reviewed the third book in the series this day, but you can read all three reviews and enter the giveaway for Book #1 by clicking the cover.









http://booksforchristiangirls.blogspot.com/2015/04/elsies-endless-wait-by-martha-finley.html





Wednesday we reviewed a classic Christian book. Or what I’ve always been told is a Classic Christian book (and be honest, how many of y’all knew there are Classic Christian books?). “Elsie’s Endless Wait” (based off the ones written by Martha Finley) has reviews of those who loved it and those who honestly don’t. You be the judge and read more (& enter to win a copy!) by clicking the cover.








http://booksforchristiangirls.blogspot.com/2015/04/premiere-by-melody-carlson-giveaway.html





Thursday was a staple. Or at least, what I’ve always considered a staple in the Christian YA/Teen market. Melody Carlson was the first author I ever read as a teen wanting to find more Christian books featuring girls my age. Seems like I needed to a review and giveaway one of her many books by now! Click the cover to read & enter!







http://booksforchristiangirls.blogspot.com/2015/04/every-bride-needs-groom-by-janice.html





Oh goodness. Friday had me laughing so hard I was crying. Janice Thompson has a way with crazy plots, and she somehow makes them better than I ever possible. And you just have to love Texas accents. *wink, wink*

  









And now...what you all have been waiting for. (Or possibly scrolled down for. ;) )  
I’ve reviewed these two books a few weeks ago, but I enjoyed them so much that I just had to giveaway a copy of each!
You can click on the cover to read the review, but the Rafflecopter is right below it. :)

http://booksforchristiangirls.blogspot.com/2014/06/a-mothers-secret-by-amy-clipston.html
a Rafflecopter giveaway


http://booksforchristiangirls.blogspot.com/2015/03/after-fashion-by-jen-turano.html
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Both giveaways end the 19th at 11:59pm Central, USA only.




Yay! This was such a wonderful week and again: Thank you! I’ll see y’all again on Monday with a new review! 




20 comments:

  1. Shenandoah series by Lisa Belcastro

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  2. How about "Dauntless" by Dina L. Sleiman? I've read the synopsis & it sounds like a great book!

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    1. Hello!
      You can actually read our review of that one here!:
      http://booksforchristiangirls.blogspot.com/2015/04/dauntless-by-dina-l-sleiman.html

      Thank you for entering! :)
      ~Lindsey Z.
      Owner of BFCG

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    2. Oh, sorry Lindsey! I've not followed this blog until now so I didn't know you had already reviewed this book....I'll have to follow your link to read it. I hope my name still counts for the drawing though :-)

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    3. You didn't know, so it's okay! :)
      ~Lindsey Z.
      Owner of BFCG

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  3. I am new to this blog, but Sword of Forgiveness by Debbie Lynne Costello looks good.

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  4. Try looking into A Harvest of Hope by Lauraine Snelling. She is a super Christian author. I love her Bjorkland family books. Ingeborg is my favorite heroine.

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  5. How about Shelley Shepard Gray or Karen Kingsbury? They are awesome authors! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

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  6. A Mother's Secret by Amy Clipston would be my fave. Thanks for the chance.

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  7. Back on January 20th you emailed me that I'd won a copy of "A Mother's Secret" by Amy Clipston from a give away you were doing. I'd gotten locked out of that account at the time you messaged me, but got it straightened out and emailed you the contact information for sending the book, but I have not heard anything from you. In that email I also gave two other email addresses, as quicker ways to reach me. Any chance that we can get this whole thing straightened out? You can PM me on FB (Linda Walker Morgan) or you can use this email to get me quickly: mslafate@yahoo.com Thanks!

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    1. The "google" account is under my daughter's name, by the way ;)

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    2. Hello!
      I apologize for not replying to your e-mail! I had thought I did! Sadly, you didn't send your address in the two weeks allowed, so I had to re-draw a name. But, please feel free to enter any of the giveaways we have going! (And if you win one, I'll know how to contact you!) :)
      Have a wonderfully Blessed week!
      ~Lindsey Z.
      Owner of BFCG

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  8. Anything for 10-12 year olds would be wonderful. sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  9. Hollywood Lost by Ace Collins
    Robin in NC rw620 at aol dot com

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  10. Anything by Tosca Lee? I've not read anything by her yet.

    ladettek at gmail dot com

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  11. HEARTLESS and VEILED ROSE by Anne Elisabeth Stengl. They look interesting.

    psalm103and138[at]gmail[dot]com

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  12. want to win for my bestie who <3 to read

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  13. I'd like to see you review the books in Melody Carlson's "Diary of a Teenage Girl" series. I read the first three books in the series and kind of have some mixed feelings about them.

    ~Alisha L.

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