Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Happy Birthday To Me At 67!!!

     Well, God has abled me to reach the age of 67. Thank you Lord!!! I have survived my grandparents, my parents and two sons, one who died at the age of five months from pneumococcal meningitis, and one who died at the age of 48 from hepatitis B and a husband who died of bone and lung cancer. I still have three grown daughters, seventeen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and one great grandbaby due next month. All in all I have been blessed. I passed my GED test and graduated in June with my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren yelling, "Go Grandma, Go Grandma." That's a day I will always remember. I start in college next week to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. That is a four-year course. Wish me luck!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Catching Heat by Janice Cantore



Detective Abby Hart is trying to solve the murder of her parents and trying her best to find proof that will put away Alyssa Rollins, the woman that she believes to be behind their murders, which are called the Triple Seven murders. As Abby Hart continues to work her parent’s case, another case comes up. A cold case involving a teenaged girl in the hometown of Alyssa Rollins. She teams up with PI Luke Murphy and they set about find out what happened to this college student. Did Alyssa know her? Were they friends? While investigating the college student, Abby decides to do a little digging int the Triple Seven fire. As Abby digs, she uncovers secrets that have been hidden for years. Abby stumbles into an explosive situation and her partner fears that she might become obsessive and that might prove deadly. Join Abby Hart and PI Luke Murphy as they attempt to solve these cases. Abby Hart is a very interesting character. I have not read the other two books in this series, but I intend to. This book is action-packed and fast paced. Pick up a copy today. Good Reading!!!
I received a complimentary copy from Tyndale House Publishers for this review.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Flight Of Arrows by Lori Benton




Twenty years ago, the fall of Fort William Henry a redcoat named Reginald Aubrey stole a newborn baby boy a light-skinned Oneida twin and raised him as his own. Those connected to Reginald had fallout from this crime. His adopted daughter Anna, Stone Thrower, the Native American father determined to get his son returned back to him, Two Hawks William's twin brother and the man Anna is in love with, Lydia who wants Reginald to return her live. William discovers the truth about his birth and hides in the ranks of the British army. Redcoats prepare to attack frontier New York and the Continentals aided by Two Hawks and the Oneida warriors rally to defend it. Two families separated by culture and united by live and faith, rhey must find a way to reclaim the son marching toward them in the ranks if their enemies. Will these families be reconciled or be destroyed? Will Anna and Two Hawks finally begin a life together? Will Stone Thrower finally be reunited with his son? Will Reginald return Lydia's love?  Pick up a copy and folow A FLIGHT OF ARROWS. Good reading.

I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for this review.

Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon



Eric Nash had just arrived in Hope Harbor and was in a fender bender with a pickup truck. BJ Stevens was the driver of the pickup truck. An architect who unknown to him is doing construction work on his father's home and the place that has been his home for eighteen years. Eric is an attorney who gas been dismissed from his jib and is in limbo for a job. He tries to plan his next career move in peace but is distracted constantly by noise, chaos and by BJ Stevens. After a romance gone bad, BJ Stevens is not interested in dating. But the electricity that flies when the two are together is hard to ignore. They join together to help the older residents of Hope Harbor,  what sparks will fly? Will they find healing and hope in HOPE HARBOR. Pick up a copy today. Irene Hannon, you've done it again. Romance, compassion and love. It's a page-turner.

I received a complimentary copy from Revell Reads for this review.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Delilah by Angela Hunt



 Beauty is a curse

This is the second book I have read by Angela Hunt, and I am now a fan. This book was exquisite, moving and compassionate. She put Delilah on a new light, a more humane light, that of a woman caught up in a situation she had to find a way out of. She showed a daughter, mother and woman in love. It shows how the thirst for revenge can have a great impact on your life and others around you. Delilah's father had died when his ship sank. 
Delilah's mother had just been married three months to a Philistine businessman who had shone her nothing but compassion and thoughtfulness, unlike his son, who never spoke a kind word. Delilah's stepfather, Adinai, died and her stepbrother, Achish, took over the estate. Delilah's mother couldn't prove Adinai had married her. Achish starting treating Delilah and her mother like slaves. Her mother was of Egyptian descent and her skin was black, Delilah was Egyptian and Crete descent and had skin the color of mud. He sold Delilah's mother as a slave and took her as his concubine. He begins to abuse her. How to escape from this prison. Who would help her? Travel along with Delilah and see where her life goes. While Delilah is going through changes in her life, Samson is also having problems, his marriage is ill-fated and his bride and father-in-law are killed. How do Delilah and Samson's life cross? What surprises are along the way? Pick up a copy today and be enthralled. You will not be able to put it down. Keep up the good work, Angela. Looking forward to your next book.

I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House Publishing for this review

Friday, July 29, 2016

J by Howard Jacobson



What was so secretive about a word that started with J that people put fingers across their lips when they said a word that started with J? Then Ailinn Solomons arrives in the village by a sea that laps no other shore. Ailinn and Kevern form a refuge from the commonplace brutality that is the legacy of a historic catastrophe shrouded in suspicion, denial, and apology, simply referred to as WHAT HAPPENED, IF IT HAPPENED. To Ailinn’s guardian, Esme Nussbaum, Ailinn and Kevern are fragile shoots of hopefulness. As this unusual pair’s actions draw them into ever-increasing danger, Esme is determined to keep them together—whatever the cost. Although mistrustful by nature, the two become linked as if they were meant for each other. I didn’t understand this book too well and I couldn’t get into it like I wanted to.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging For Books for this review.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Food With Friends by Leela Cyd




Food With Friends was an exciting book, it has such interesting recipes. That Lemon-Strawberry Tart seems like it would be delicious. It has such beautiful picture and such clear and easy to follow recipes It is well written. If you are looking for something to fix for Breakfast and Brunch, it’s in there. Desserts, it’s in there. Pick up a copy today. You’ll enjoy it. I received a complimentary copy from Blogging For Books for this review.