Wednesday Words

16 Jan


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Book Review-A Desperate Hope

12 Jan

A Desperate Hope was written by Elizabeth Camden and takes place in the late 1800s-early 1900s. It is book three in the An Empire State Novel series.

Summary: Alex Duval is a fly-by-the-seat of your pants, creative, emotional whirlwind. But, he’s also mayor of tiny Duval Springs-the community in which he grew up-and he takes that job very seriously.

After a five-year struggle to keep the town from being demolished to build a water reservoir, it now looks like the town he loves will be completely destroyed.

Eloise Drake has had many disappointments in her past, but that is why she enjoys the predictability of her new life in New York City. Accounting isn’t an exciting job, but she is good at it. She enjoys being needed to solve others’ problems, and the fact that numbers don’t let her down. Yes, being an accountant for The State Water Board is the perfect stable job for her.

Until, that is, she’s sent to Duval Springs to help with the demolition of the town. Now she must not only do her job, but face her past and Alex Duval-the man who betrayed her trust-and her heart.

My Thoughts: This book is wonderful. Elizabeth Camden is one of my favorite authors. She seamlessly weaves historical events into the lives of ordinary people to create fascinating tales-and this book is no exception. I truly enjoyed it, and it was one that I just didn’t want to put down.

This book is well-written, entertaining, has unique and diverse characters, and is so descriptive, I felt like I could see the town of Duval Springs.

It is not at all necessary to have read the first two books of this series. And, if you enjoy historical fiction, with plenty of plot twists and community spirit, you will like this book-it is definitely a keeper!

*This book will be released on February 5th, 2019.


Pinterest Thursday

10 Jan
M&M's Blondies Recipe
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Today I am sharing another recipe I tried out at Christmas-M&M blondies. It was pretty easy to make, but in the end it was way too sweet. I even left out the Oreos, but it was still too much.
I ended up cutting them up into very small squares to add to my neighbor cookie plates-not sure too many people could have handled a whole one.
Still glad I tried something new, but I won’t make them again because of the sweetness factor.
Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday Words

9 Jan


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Book Review-Breach of Trust

5 Jan

Breach of Trust was written by Rachel Dylan, and is book three in the Atlanta Justice series.
Summary: Attorney Mia Shaw’s best friend is dead, and she wants to know why. When an arrest is made, Mia becomes determined to see the accused prosecuted to the extent of the law.
But as she digs into the evidence, things are not as clear as they first seemed, and soon Mia is receiving threats of her own.
Will she be able to help find the real killer, all while working the biggest case she has ever been assigned?
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. It is well-written, full of intrigue and excitement, and has a great who-dun-it ending. If you enjoy action and mystery, this is great read.
It is not necessary to have read the first two books in order to read this one.
*This book will be released on February 5th, 2019.

Pinterest Thursday

3 Jan
If you like candied nuts as much as I do, you are going to love this easy cinnamon sugar pecan recipe! It's the perfect party appetizer because you don't have to worry about them getting too hot or too cold while sitting out. I make these every Christmas!!
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Last year I got tired of just making the same old Christmas treats, and decided to try out some new recipes. This is one of them, and I have to say it was SUPER easy. It was pretty tasty too.
Not the cheapest recipe because of all of the nuts, but I really liked it-especially for something different, and it looked great on the cookie plates we delivered to the neighbors.
Making the recipe takes just a few minutes, but heads up-you do need to have an hour to watch and flip them in the oven.
Have a great Thursday, and let me know in the comments if you have come across any good recipes on Pinterest lately!

Wednesday Words

2 Jan


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