Wednesday Words

25 Apr

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Wednesday Words

18 Apr

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Book Review-In Places Hidden

17 Apr

218996In Places Hidden was written by Tracie Peterson, and is the first book in the Golden Gate Secrets series.  This historical fiction novel takes place in San Francisco during the early 1900s.
Summary:  Camrianne Coulter is on a mission.  Her older brother has gone missing, and it’s up to her to discover what has happened to him.  She travels to San Francisco and begins her search, but things are much more complicated than they originally seemed.
Camri faces political corruption, racial division, and secrets at every turn. And as the weeks pass, it becomes more and more doubtful that she will ever find an answer to her brother’s disappearance.  Will handsome Irishman Patrick Murdock be able to help her with her search, and will they live to tell the tale?
My Thoughts:  This book is wonderful.  It is well-written, has very interesting and diverse characters, and really delves into the racial division of the time, while taking you along for a mystery where you are just not sure how it will all turn out in the end.
I have really been enjoying Tracie Peterson’s novels lately, and this one is definitely one of my favorites.  I definitely recommend this one, and it will be finding a permanent place on my shelf.  Read it!  🙂
As always, I must say thank you to Bethany House for providing me with a free copy of this book for my unbiased review.  Thank you!

Card Monday-Crafty Stash 3 Part 3

16 Apr

Today I am showcasing more projects using my latest crafty stash kit (you can see pictures and descriptions of the kit on last week’s Monday post.)
Here are two more of the cards I made:
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For both of these cards, I used only journaling cards and a few stickers.  The card bases were leftovers from another project.
Look for more projects next week!

Kids Craft Friday-Perlers Pt.2

13 Apr

Last week I shared some of the boys’ perler projects.  This week, I am sharing a few of The Girlio’s:
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And that’s just a few of them (she’s been busy!)  🙂
I will share the rest next week.

Wednesday Words

11 Apr

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Book Review-Keturah

10 Apr

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Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren is the first book in The Sugar Baron’s Daughters series.  It is an historical fiction novel that takes place in the late 1700s.
Summary: Lady Keturah Banning Tomlinson has been suddenly thrust into the position of head of household after the death of her father.  It is now up to her to make sure her younger sisters are provided for, and things don’t look good.

Her father’s sugar plantation in the Caribbean has not been producing well at all, and if she wants to save the family estates, and her family’s honor, some drastic decisions have to be made.  Against everyone’s advice, she and her sisters decide to move from England to the island of Nevis, and run the plantation for themselves.  The sisters run into every obstacle imaginable including storms, hostile plantation owners, and dealing with the slave trade.  Does Keturah have what it takes to lead her sisters and the plantation back to its former glory?

My Thoughts:  I totally enjoyed this book.  I have never read any book involving sugar plantations, so I was absolutely fascinated by the content.  The story was well-written, the characters were very interesting, and well, I just didn’t put it down until I was finished.  I highly recommend this book-especially if you enjoy historical fiction with lots of action, and a bit of romance.

I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series, and as always, I thank Bethany House for providing me with a free copy of this book for my unbiased review!