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.