Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The story plot is wonderful and the illustrations are out of this world. This hard back book is perfect to be read to a small child or for one that has just learned to read and they can read it themselves.
Thanks so much to BookSneeze for sending me this book for me to enjoy and read to my own great-grandchildren. It is my choice to do a review.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
A line of women with a heritage of loss.
When Adelaide's granddaughter Sara was brought to her by Adelaide's daughter when she was a baby and left for her to raise. Sara had been raised in this house and married and had two children but she and the baby died when she tried to have her third child, but her husband Carson and children continued to live there. When Carson decided to re-marry he brought his new bride Marielle to live there also, even though he really was not related to Adelaide anymore.
Everyone in the town though the old house was haunted by Susanne and Adelaide's friends she called "The old blue haired ladies" really didn't let it rest, they went as far as to bring in someone that could tell if there was a spirit located in the home.
I found this book so very interesting as Adelaide made Civil war uniforms for the rein-actors and I also did this for a few years so it was really interested to me. I related to all she talked about when she was sewing the garments, but the funny thing about this was that "The Real Uniforms" has also been made in the house during the Civil War. And a cannon ball still was en-bedded in the side of the house.
Thanks so much to Blogging for Books for sending me this advanced readers copy to read and review.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Meanwhile Nolan was listening to all that was being said and done for his passing while he was preparing for the greatest adventure of all. He hoped to save the US from the terrorist that was planning on destroying us.
This book would be really interesting to someone that likes to read about war and the mean things that are happening around us, but I didn't enjoy it.
Thanks to Bethany House for sending me this book to review.
Monday, August 22, 2011
This is my first time reading one of Gina Holmes' books and I know it will not be my last. A very good story that just kept me turning page after page.
As Eric and Kyra Yoshida has thought their marriage was over, Krya was in an accident that left some of her memory gone, as she didn't remember that they were separated. Their only son Benji had just left for the navy as this was what he had always wanted. He was more of a mama's boy than his dad's, so this had really turned Kyra's life around alone with the separation from her husband.
Eric worked as a car salesman and as this was not the job he wanted it made the most money so he had taken a job and moved his family from their home by the sea to this fancy neighborhood. where none of them was happy.
As the story continues it will tell things about a marriage that happens to almost everyone, but can they overcome this and do as they had promised God when they married that "Death do they part?"
This book was sent to me by Tyndale Publications for my review.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sleeveless printed lounger...so easy-to-wear with a scoop neckline, shirred front and back yoke and patch pockets. We offer the best price and fit in plus size loungers.
- full-sweep hem; 44" long
- washable cotton/polyester woven poplin; USA or imported<...
Sleeveless printed lounger
Pros: Summer, Comfortable, Cool, Nice Design, Wore 4 years, Confortable, Well Made, Soft, Washes Well
Best Uses: At home
Describe Yourself: Casual Dresser
Was this a gift?: No
I have been wearing these dresses for years, as I don't like to wear shorts and pants are just too hot for me to wear in the house every day I wear these dresses. They hold up well washing after washing, and I still have some that I have worn for years.
great product, just wish they were made in America!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Two women with shame-filled pasts form an unlikely friendship. What does God's forgiveness look like for them? Will they ever believe that He loves them...and can still offer them a life where they are cherished?
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Teetering on that tender brink between childhood and adolescence, Lynda faces the responsibility of a father in a complete state of shock, a house to take care of and hundreds of decisions about how to proceed with their shattered lives.
In Repairing Rainbows she candidly describes the agonizing memories, deafening silence and endless hardships that are the fallout of incredible loss. As we follow her through marriage, motherhood and her own spiritual journey, Lynda reveals her complex feelings of hope, anger, pity and determination. Most importantly, she learns the crucial difference between “truly living” and the existence that is so often mistaken for being alive.
A true story, written by a woman whose normal and abundant life hides a terrible past, Repairing Rainbows is loaded with important lessons to help others overcome struggles and obstacles, and fulfill their lives. It is a powerful, captivating, riveting and easy-to-read story that will undoubtedly touch the hearts of its readers.
As a young teen, Lynda made a conscious decision to become happy and to lead a fulfilled life. Lynda chose to live. She was committed to learning, growing and making a difference. Determined to find meaning and purpose in her life, she managed to muster up the courage and strength to dream big, to be idealistic, to strive for more, and to live a meaningful life where she could make a difference in the lives of others.
Lynda Fishman is a trained clinical social worker who has spent over twenty years as a camp director. In the early 90s, Lynda was one of the first camp directors in the Toronto area to incorporate children with special needs into mainstream camp life. Lynda has devoted a lifetime to organized camping and is passionate about the positive role of camping in a person’s life. She is the owner and director of Adventure Valley Day Camp.
Lynda is a motivational and inspirational speaker and facilitator. She has published articles and training manuals on leadership, teamwork, bullying, trust, childhood health and wellness, communication and customer service.
Lynda’s husband, Barry Fishman, has his own amazing story to share, having been orphaned at age 17 and left alone to care for his brother with special needs. Lynda and Barry met as teenagers and have been together since then. They have three grown children, and the whole family is heavily involved in supporting children dealing with tragedy, cancer or other life-threatening diseases, fund-raising and charity events.ent and CEO of the Canadian operations for the world’s largest generic pharmaceutical company, Teva Pharmaceuticals. Barry serves on the Board of Directors of the Childhood Cancer Foundation.
Lynda is a woman of action. She has incredible enthusiasm for life. She is persistent, focused and faithful to her dreams and goals. She is willing to work for everything with patience, optimism and determination. She finds ways to be grateful and positive. Lynda goes out there and does what she has to do with a CAN DO attitude of gratitude, positivity, compassion, and honesty.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Product DescriptionAnesia Naltsiine has made mistakes that have cost her-and her 13-year old daughter, Zoya-dearly. But no more. She will prove her worth as a mother and as a breeder of champion sprint racing dogs. Her kennel is so successful that buyers come from all over the world. So why does she still feel so worthless?
Zoya misses the dad she never knew. All she wants is to follow in his footsteps as a champion sprint dog racer. But when she witnesses a murder in their town of North Pole, Alaska, she finds herself thrown into dangers and emotions she can’t begin to understand.
Enter Sean Connelly, a new employee at the kennel with demons of his own. When he discovers macrochips bearing military secrets implanted in the Naltsiine's dogs, a puzzle tracing back to the murder unfolds. Then strange "accidents" start happening; clearly someone wants Zoya silenced. Anesia tells her daughter it's not safe to race, but Zoya, angry with the world- and God-takes off across dangerous Alaskan terrain alone. Anesia and Sean must race against time to save the girl-and themselves.
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Kayla has a rare medical disorder Hereditary Sensory Autonomic that keeps her body from feeling pain as we do and her cooling function doesn't kick in until her body reaches a lethal high temperature. To learn more about this disorder go here.
This book starts with a bang and keeps you on your toes all the way through. Anesia Naltsiine lives in North Pole Alaska with her thirteen year old daughter Zoya. They run a dog kennel and race through the Alaskan snow. Zoya's dad died before she was born so she was very jealous of her best friend that has had two dads. Zoya wants to follow in her dad's footsteps as a champion racer, she feels that this will make her dad proud. But on a trail run she witnessed a murder of a homeless man or so everyone thought. Then thing begin to happen that just was not right in their world.
She and her mother was in danger and Anesia felt like she needed a man to live on the property in a cabin behind their house to help her and to keep watch over them and the very pricey dogs. So in come Sean Connelly a newcomer to North Pole. But after Anesia's friends checked him out there was nothing on him that would harm them, so he was hired and moved in.
This book will keep you turning page after page, you will not want to put it down. This is the second book in this series as the first one is "Safe Haven". This can be read alone but I think that if the two books were read back to back you would understand the story more.
Thanks so much to B and H Publishing for sending me this advanced copy of this book to review.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Bethany Silverton can’t resist the challenge of charming a rough cowboy. But when she makes an innocent wager, unexpected results could turn a little flirtation into a lifetime of love. A sheltered preacher’s daughter stakes her heart on love in this action-filled romance in the wild west of 1880s Montana.
As Bethany Siverton and her parents has left Philadelphia to come to Montana so that her father could begin a church. He was a preacher and Bethany didn't want to leave the large city when all the parties were held. But she found out that she really liked Montana when she met Hawk Chandler who is one fourth Indian but was looked down on by the people he met, He owned a ranch that had a lot of water and another rancher Vince Richards wanted so that he could control all the ranches in the area. But Hank was not selling so all kind of things begin to happen to his cattle and he was even beat up.
But nothing would change Bethany's heart that she really cared for him. Her friend Ingrid who they had taken on with them when her parents died on the trip to Montana. She lived with the Silvertons as their own daughter. She met Rand when they first came to town and fell in love with him.
This book has romance and also so suspense woven throughout, making it an interesting read.
Thanks to Zondervan Publisher for sending me this book to review.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
GLASS ROAD'S BLOG TOUR
Paperback 286 pages
Following her mother’s funeral, and on the verge of her own midlife crisis, widow Anna Larson returns to the home of her youth to sort out her parents’ belongings, as well as her own turbulent life. Her relationship with her daughter is in shambles, and the tension between Anna and her vicious mother-in-law escalates daily.
Anna's unique family home sits on a picturesque coastal tributary and is filled with years of memories. For the first time since childhood, Anna embraces her native heritage and river roots. But Anna soon learns that more than just her past resides along the banks of the Siuslaw River.
By transforming her old family home into The Inn at Shining Waters, Anna hopes to create a place of healing—a place where guests experience peace, grace, and new beginnings.
Starting with her own family . . .
As Anna Larson returns to her old home after her mother's death on Orgon's Siuslaw River she left behind her nineteen year old daughter and her mother-in-law whom thinks she is their slave. She had lost her husband and her mother-in-law is a very controling woman so she told Anna that the only choice she had was to move into her large house. So not knowing any better Anna moved herself and little daughter in with the woman and found that she was expected to be the cook, be the laundry lady and the house keeper as her mother-in-law taught her daughter that this was how Anna was to repaid for living in this house.
But after Anna got back to the river and saw her Mother's home that she had grown up in she just decided to stay and try to make it on her own. She wanted her daughter to come live with her but she is not certain if she will.
As she found her place on the river as she was half Indian and soon found out that her mother-in-law had been holding out on her as far as her money was concerned. Anna's husband had been in the service and died after coming home but something that happened while he was serving out country. He was also was running the mill that his father had started, but Anna was not supposed to know all of this.
This was a very good book and showed how women can be used and denied things that are really hers. I read this in two settings I just didn't want to put it down.
Thanks to Leann Hamby and Glass Roads for sending me this book to review and do the tour.