Archive | October, 2019

Happy Halloween!

31 Oct
Raid their candy? Always.

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Wednesday Words

30 Oct
Amazon.com : Vintage Inspired Changeable Letter Board 12x18 inches with Alphabet and Oak Frame : Office Products

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Book Review-More Than Words Can Say

27 Oct

More Than Words Can Say is book two in the Patchwork Family series, and was written by Karen Witemeyer. It is not necessary to have read book one in order to enjoy this one.
Summary: Abigail Kemp loves working in the family bakery she inherited from her father. But when an obscure town law threatens to shut her business down for good, she is desperate to do whatever it takes to stop that from happening-even if it means proposing to one of the town’s bachelors.
Can Abigail save the bakery? And what of the threats against her sister, and the hostile animosity radiating from her former best friend? Can she really lean on God to help her through it all?
My Thoughts: This was an OK book for me. It has a good story line and interesting characters, but it definitely focused on romance more than I normally enjoy reading. I would say the only real problem I had with it though, was how difficult it was to remember which time period it was written in. It seemed to be written in the present, but then would start talking about horses and carriages. It was a bit confusing, because although I do believe it was meant to be in the distant past, there were some things that just didn’t seem consistent with that time period-for example, there even being a bakery in the old west. For me, it kind of wavered in between two different time periods. Other than that though, it was an enjoyable book-especially if you like romance.
I would like to thank Bethany House for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

Book Review-Strands of Truth

26 Oct

Strands of Truth is a modern-day mystery novel written by Colleen Coble.
Summary: Harper Taylor was used to being alone and taking care of herself. Until she met Oliver Jackson, she figured that was just the way it was going to be.
But Oliver becomes a father figure in her life-giving her a taste of the family she never had, and an avenue to pursue a career she is truly passionate about.
When tragedy occurs, Harper has no idea where to turn. What has happened to Oliver? And what about his bitter son Ridge? He seems bent on blaming Harper for Oliver’s accident.
But why would anyone want to hurt Oliver? And is someone coming for her too? Can Harper and Ridge get past their differences and piece together the truth of her past-before it’s too late?
My Thoughts: This book was very good. It had interesting characters, a fascinating plot, and a mystery that kept me thoroughly entertained until the very end.
I did not want to stop reading until I knew the truth myself, which is always the sign of a great book! I would definitely recommend this one-especially if you enjoy a good thriller or mystery.
As always, I would like to thank Thomas Nelson for providing me with a digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you!

Wednesday Words

23 Oct
✌ @emilykrasny

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Book Review-The Express Bride

20 Oct

The Express Bride is written by Kimberley Woodhouse, and is part of The Daughters of the Mayflower series. It is not necessary to have read any of the previous books in this series, but I have read a few, and found them to be very enjoyable.
Summary: Jacqueline Rivers is in a precarious position. With the sudden death of her father, she has been flung into the primary role of keeping their Pony Express stop running without a hitch. She loves the job and the crew, but isn’t sure just how pleased the owners will be once they discover a woman has been left in charge. Will she be able to keep the only job and family she has ever known?
Elijah Johnson is on a delicate mission for his boss and mentor. He has been tasked with the almost impossible mission of tracking down his mentor’s missing daughter-one that neither of them have ever met, and don’t really have an idea of where she could be. Will Elijah be able to discover the clues that will lead him to the missing girl?
My Thoughts: I found this book to be fascinating. It contains such an interesting perspective of what a Pony Express station could look like-something I had never really thought about previously. I really enjoyed the plot to this book too-very different than anything I had previously read, and subsequently, very interesting.
This is a great book-especially if you like books set in the old west, with quite a bit of history thrown in-and a mystery to boot. I enjoyed this book very much, and would read it again-something I don’t often say.
I would like to thank Barbour Publishing, Inc. for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you!

Happy Birthday!

16 Oct
Happy birthday image with white and pink balloons.

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Happy Birthday to my sweet girl who turns THIRTEEN today! Wow!