Archive | April, 2020

Wednesday Words

29 Apr
The Return of The Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Seacliff :: This is Glamorous

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A Scrapbook Layout!

28 Apr

Wow! I have been scrapbooking like crazy lately, and I thought I would show you what I have been up to! 🙂

I have been using this kit:

Here is the first layout I made:


Supplies: COVID-19 kit; Letter Stickers: Simple Stories; Puffy Stickers: Studio Calico

I love how this turned out! I have made several more, and I will be sharing them with you over the next few weeks.

Hope you are finding time to do some creative things!

Book Review-Dead End

26 Apr

Dead End was written by Nancy Mehl, and is book three in the Kaely Quinn Profiler series.

Summary: Kaely is still trying to deal with the emotional trauma of all that happened in Nebraska, while attempting to move on with her life.

But moving on isn’t in the cards. Someone is murdering innocent women, and in the same style as her father did decades ago.

Determined to find answers, she agrees to meet with her father-something she swore she would never do. But, unable to live with the guilt of more death she might have been able to stop, she agrees to the difficult meeting.

What she finds though, might just be more than she can handle, and this time-she might just break for good.

My Thoughts: I liked this book. In fact, I thought it was better than the last one because it wasn’t as dark. There was definitely a good mystery that unravels throughout the book, and the reader will get a close-up look at more of Kaely and her family’s past, and how it has lead up to present-day.

It is not necessary to have read the previous books to enjoy this one-in fact, I haven’t even read the first one, and I was able to follow along just fine.

This book has plenty of mystery and intrigue, and really helps to bring Kaely’s family saga to a fitting end.

I mean, I sure wouldn’t mind if there were more books in this series, but I felt like there was some closure with Kaely, and I liked it.

Anyway, this is a good read, and I recommend it!

As always, I would like to thank Bethany House for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you!

Book Review-The Brightest of Dreams

25 Apr

The Brightest of Dreams was written by Susan Anne Mason, and is book three in the Canadian Crossings series.

Summary: This third book follows Quinten Aspinall, and his desperate search for his siblings. Upon returning from war, he finds they have been sent from England to Canada to serve as indentured servants when their mother could no longer care for them.

Determined to reunite his family, he immediately books passage to find them. His employer tasks him with another mission on his journey-to find his estranged niece Julia, and bring her back to England. His reward? A farm of his own where his family can all be together at last.

Will Quinten be able to locate his siblings, and bring Julia Holloway back to England? He has to try-if only to fulfill the promise to his dying father to look after the family and keep them safe.

My Thoughts: This was a great book. I have enjoyed the others in the series as well, and I am not sure I could pick a favorite. It is definitely not necessary to have read the previous books in order to enjoy this one, but they are all worth the read.

I really liked the characters, the storyline was well-done, I enjoyed the romance, and it was a fitting conclusion to the series as a whole. I also enjoyed learning more about the history behind the mass migration of English children to Canada during this time period.

It is a good read, and I recommend it! Another great book by Susan Anne Mason.

I would like to thank Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my review. Thank you!

Wednesday Words

22 Apr
Easiest way to be creative is to try something different, even if you don't think it will work

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Book Review-The House at the End of the Moor

18 Apr

The House at the End of the Moor is a historical fiction novel, and was written by Michelle Griep.

Summary: There is a reason Maggie Lee is hiding out in a remote house at the edge of the moor under an assumed name. The last thing she needs is for someone to recognize her, and have the truth coming spilling out.

But when her servant discovers a half-dead man abandoned by the side of the road, she has to help-even if it means placing her on a path that might ruin her-for good.

My Thoughts: I enjoyed this book so much. The characters are well-developed, the bad guys are extra sinister, the intrigue and mystery are fascinating, and I am not ashamed to say I basically just gobbled this one up in less than 24 hours. So, so good!

This book gets top marks from me, and is one of my favorites of the year so far. I would definitely buy it-which is the highest praise I give a book.

If you enjoy historical fiction/romance-this is a good one-pick it up!

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!

Wednesday Words

15 Apr
The quieter you become, the more you can hear - http://themindsjournal.com/the-quieter-you-become-the-more-you-can-hear/

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