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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

  • Vanessa Richardson’s CARING is SHARING Literary List!

    Hello friends! As I aforementioned I am starting my sharing is caring list. I am starting first with my literary list. I am considering posting my list every month. I am listing some delicious reads I’ve discovered. Some I may have read or want to read (I am forever in search of good reads and interviews) so here it is and in no particular order.

    Note: I will continue to add on my list as there are many great reads out there. Some are hidden but I am determined to find them and share with you my friends: Because Sharing is Caring! *smiles*

    The Grace Series by Kendra Norman Bellamy
    The Shack by William P. Young
    Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years by Amy Hill Hearth, A. Elizabeth Delany, Sarah L. Delany
    Heart of the Hood by Eryk Hood
    It’s the Woman You Gave Me! by Shon Hyneman
    Better Than Ever by David and Jan Stoop, PH.D.
    My Time with God 15 minute devotional for the whole year
    Winter's Kisses by Pauline Evans
    Glorious by Bernice L. McFadden
    Desires of the Heart by Beverly Taylor
    Even Numbers by Barbara Grosvenor
    Desire at Will by Adrienna Turner
    Love Found Me by Vanessa Richardson
    Yesterday's Promise by Vanessa Miller
    Joy by Victoria Christopher Murray
    25 Miles to Touching the Heart of God by Christel Lim
    Wings of Grace by Vanessa Davis Griggs
    Mirror Beware by Dream Sumore

Friday, June 25, 2010

Vanessa Richardson's Intimate Conversation with CeCe Winans

ABOUT: If you ask CeCe Winans what drives her, the answer will be far removed from her endless list of accolades, best-selling albums, widespread industry recognition, and vast amounts of press coverage. She’ll make no mention of the multiple GRAMMY®, Stellar, and Dove awards she’s garnered over the years, let alone the several gold-and platinum-certified albums she’s scored-not even those she nabbed with brother BeBe as part of the hit-making duo BeBe & CeCe Winans.

She won’t tell you she’s graced the covers of high-profile publications such as Essence, Jet, CCM, and Today’s Christian Woman, among countless others, or that she’s made her rounds in the talk-show circuit, making appearances on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah, Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, and more. And radio hits? Forget about it.When all is said and done, CeCe’s heart lies someplace else. Thy Kingdom Come (PureSprings Gospel), her eighth solo album, is a reflection of where her heart resides: in the very inner court of the heavenly realms, where Christ Himself is enthroned.

Please join me for a special edition of The Certain Ones online radio talk show. Tuesday, June 29th, 2010|3:00pm. CeCe Winans will be my special guest! We will discuss her book "Always Sisters" and her Always Sisters Forever Brothers Youth Conference.

Log on to or call in (917) 932-1607 to be apart of this inspirational segment!

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vanessa Richardson intimate conversation with author Linda Leigh Hargrove

About Linda Hargrove


Linda Leigh Hargrove head shot Around 1992 I became involved in an urban ministry called Building Together Ministries (BTM). As a CCDA ministry, BTM has racial reconciliation as one of its tenets. My husband and I became co-leaders of racial reconciliation discussion groups that we called ’supper clubs.’

The clubs were made up of blacks and whites from various denominations throughout the region. Each month we met in homes and church basements to discuss how we, the church, might better address racial problems in our country. We used books like More Than Equals by Spencer Perkins and Chris Rice and Breaking Down Walls by Raleigh Washington and Glen Kehrein.


In 1995 I began a personal Bible study of John. When I started John 17 it was like I was reading a new Word. Jesus’s prayer for oneness struck a cord with me. In my eyes, we Christians weren’t living out that prayer. It saddened me.

I felt God’s leading to do something ‘racially radical’ so that, as John 17:22 states, the world might be drawn to Him. Around that same time, God was leading my husband to become involved in a predominately white church. I gladly followed. Within a year, we became members and started a racial reconciliation prayer group. In time I began speaking at the church’s women’s conference on racial reconciliation.

Please join me this Saturday, June 19th,
2010|6:00pm for an intimate discussion with ministry shaking, prolific author, and Kingdom Builder Linda Leigh Hargrove.

We will be discussing her many faucets as a woman and-- a topic that is near and dear to my heart. Adoption. This is an online Blog Talk Radio interview that can be enjoyed from the comforts of your own homes. Hope to see you or hear you there!

Date/ Time: 6/12/2010 6:00 PM.
Call-in Number: (917) 932-1607.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sins of the Mother by Victory Christopher Murray

Victoria Christopher Murray originally self published Temptation. “I wanted to write a book as entertaining as any book on the market, put God in the middle, and have the book still be a page-turner. I wasn’t writing to any particular genre – I didn’t even know Christian fiction existed. I just wanted to write about people I knew and characters I could relate to.”

Since Temptation, Victoria has written seven other novels and was a contributor to the first Christian fiction anthology, Blessed Assurance. She was also the Contributing Editor for the Aspire Women of Color Bible published by Zondervan in 2007. All of her novels have continued to be Essence bestsellers.

In 2008, Victoria’s first novels in her Christian fiction teen series – The Divine Divas – were published. “I was concerned with what our young ladies were reading. I decided to do something about that – give them stories full of drama, but with a message.” The Divine Divas has already been optioned to become a television series.

Victoria splits her time between Los Angeles and Washington D.C. In Los Angeles, she attends Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church under the spiritual tutelage of Dr. Beverly “BAM” Crawford and in Washington, D.C., she fellowships at Metropolitan Baptist Church under Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr. She is also a member of the Long Beach Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

About the Book

Have the sins of the mother come upon the daughter?

Jasmine Larson Bush is finally living a drama-free life. She’s left her lying, cheating, stealing stripper days behind and is standing by her husband’s side as the first lady of one of the largest churches in New York City. The Bushes have been blessed with the best of everything—including two lovely children.

But just when Jasmine has committed her life completely to God, her daughter Jacqueline is kidnapped from a mall the day after Thanksgiving. The police and the church community join in the frantic search to find the four-year-old. As the days pass without any sign of her daughter, Jasmine begins to crack under the strain and turns to Brian Lewis, Jacqueline’s biological father, for solace.

Has Jasmine’s past finally caught up to her? Will her daughter be found or will Jasmine pay the ultimate price?

View the blog tour schedule and read an excerpt at

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Need a summer read? Love Found Me by Vanessa Richardson, will certainly inspire if not entertain you! Order your copies today. or!

Amazon Reviews

November 17, 2009
By Dream 4 More Book Reviews "Adrienna Turner" (Milwaukee, WI United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Love Found Me (Perfect Paperback)
Vanessa Richardson delivers an electrifying, undeniable love story between two people who do not believe it is happening immediately before their very eyes and their hearts beating at a rapid rate. Their first encounter speaks for itself.

We first meet Michael and his twin brother, Bryan, and see their agape love for one another regardless of their different lifestyles, paths, and personalities. Then, we see Shelia Lawton, who does not want to go back in the house of God with her best friend and colleague Rayna Peterson. These ladies met at college and remained friends since. We see Rayna go from graduating in Political Science/Pre-law major to wanting to become partner at Hudson, Fist, and Hudson law firm. Shelia majored in Sociology is now working as a Domestic Violence Counselor.

Vanessa captures the readers attention from the Prologue, where you do not want to stop reading in one-sitting. I enjoyed reading every character in the book, also seeing love electrifying over the emotions and souls of the characters--where I can picture them in my mind as if it is a TV series on Lifetime. I cannot wait for the sequel. This is a must-read, especially if you love inspirational-suspense (or Christian Fiction, Contemporary Romance).

Dream 4 More Reviews,
Adrienna Turner
5 stars--Wooed Us!


3.0 out of 5 stars Tragedy, Romance, Suspense and Faith, May 5, 2010 By
Wanda B. Campbell "Author and Avid Reader" (San Francisco Bay Area) - See all my reviews. This review is from: Love Found Me (Perfect Paperback)
Ms. Richardson uses creativity to weave an engaging story of love and healing. This is the first book I've read by this author. Love Found Me is the first Christian Fiction novel I've read with Murder and Suspense. The story intrigued me without being predictable.

Although, the author left some question unanswered, I look forward to the next book in the Love Series.

3.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, February 17, 2010
By Melissa A. Ladage - See all my reviews

This review is from: Love Found Me (Perfect Paperback)
This book is a good combination of faith, suspense, and romance! I enjoyed reading it and look forward to the next book in the series.

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