Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Book and a Very Funny Movie

Molly Noble Bull

Last night, we saw the funniest movie we have seen since My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Today, I am going to tell you about the movie first, and then my friend, Cecelia Dowdy, is going to tell you about her newest book.
First, the movie.
The title is Date Night, and the premise of this movie is that married couples need a date night out once in a while without the kids. I laughed almost constantly. The movie is PG 13; so be prepared. There will be some elements of the movie you won't like. But if you need a really big laugh, this is the movie to see.
I give this movie Five Stars for the humor alone.
And now for the book. Take it away, Cecelia.

Hi, Molly. Thanks for hosting me on your blog today. I thought I’d talk a little bit about how I happened to write the stories for Chesapeake Weddings, my new 3-in-1 collection from Barbour Publishing.
I got the idea to write John’s Quest from working at my day job. I work at a place where there are a lot of scientists and learned men who hold doctorate degrees. One day during lunch, I looked at the scientists sitting at their table, conversing, and thought: I wonder if they believe in God? I imagined that there were some scientists out there who doubted God’s existence, so the idea for John’s Quest was born.
The story idea for Milk Money came to me since I was raised in a rural farming community and I recall visiting the farms of friends while I was growing up. I just thought it would be a neat idea to set a book on a dairy farm. Since I’ve known several people who’ve suffered from alcoholism, I thought I’d show how an alcoholic could accept Jesus to help overcome his addiction. Both Frank and Emily learn that having faith in God will help get you through life’s troubles.
For my novel, Bittersweet Memories, I tapped into my interest in identical twins, and I also wanted to show how money can ruin familial and personal relationships. My story gives an example about how we can learn to forgive others over monetary matters. I enjoyed writing Karen and Keith’s story since the subjects of money and having faith in God became dominant factors in their lives, affecting their personal relationships.
These stories were a joy to write, and I hope you’ll leave a comment to enter the book giveaway! If you have any questions about me, my writing, or Chesapeake Weddings, feel free to leave them in the comments section, too! If you want to know what others think of my book, you can visit and see the book reviews there. So far, I've gotten a lot of positive feedback, which is a blessing!
~Cecelia Dowdy~
Thanks, Cecilia.
You can buy Cecilia's books at any online bookstore by writing Cecelia Dowdy in the search slot. Or ask for Cecilia Dowdy at walk-in bookstores.
And don't forget about the movie.


Molly Noble Bull said...

To all who read the article, don't forget to enter the conest with a chance to win Cecelia's book. And if you aren't already a follower, we would love to have you join us.

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Hey, Molly! Thanks for posting this! Also, I enjoyed your review! I need to check out that movie sometime! I don't watch movies as much as I'd like!

authorkathyeberly said...

I would love to win Cecelia's book. The movie also sounds like a good one!

Debby Lee said...

I love reading Heartsong Presents books. They never fail to strengthen my faith in Christ. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks and have a great week.
Sincerely, Debby Lee
sanddlee [at] aol [dot] com

misskallie2000 said...

Great review. I would love to win Cecilia's Chesapeake Weddings! I have read several reviews and all have been great. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.
Pls enter me in the giveaway.

Have not seen the movie but it sounds like a good movie.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

I love "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"! I even bought the dvd. :-)

Thank you for hosting Cecelia Dowdy. I would love to read her books. God bless.

PriviesAndPrims said...

Sounds like that book has alot going on to keep us interested! And lots of "life lessons".

Please include me in the drawing!


Maurice Gray said...

I haven't seen that movie yet, but the previews looked hilarious!

I'd love to win Cecelia's book- I enjoy her work and those stories sound really interesting.


Abi said...

All three of Cecil's books sound good. I'd love to win this 3-in-1 book. Thanks
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Teri Wilson, Romancing the pet lover's soul said...

Hi! I would love to be entered in the contest! I was just admiring Cecelia's book at the bookstore the other day. My husband and I had a date afternoon to go see Date Night. It was a riot.

squiresj said...

I love Ceclia Dowdy's books. You can read a review of Milk Money on Amazon as well as other sites I posted it on.
I also recognize Molly's name. I have visited your website.
Please enter me to win
jrs362 at hotmail dot com

Tom.Ruby said...

Hi Cecelia, I love to read books. Recently, I have been interested in Christian fiction books.I am planning onto write my own Christian fiction book in the near future & I am doing a lot of homework on it;) Thats how I stumbled into this page. Also, I am planning on to buy some of your Books!!:) As far as I have seen this one is a great review!I would love to win Cecilia's Chesapeake Weddings! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.Please enter me in the giveaway.

I have seen " My Big Fat Greek Wedding." I love that movie!:)

Love & Prayers
Ruby Tom

K.M. Weiland said...

Haven't seen Date Night, but it sounded funny, and I've heard that it was actually pretty positive and affirming in the end.

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this book. I love to visit the cheasapeake bay area.

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