Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Reservations For Two by Hillary Manton Lodge Pure Delight 5 Stars




Reservations For Two by Hillary Manton Lodge is the wonderful sequel to A Table By The Window.
This book is just as delightful as the first one and a must read.

This book starts off where the first one left us but can be read as a stand alone with no problem. Juliette finds herself in a relationship with Neil, trying to get a restaurant running all the while finding out more of the family secrets and helping her Mom who is ill. Can she juggle it all, what secrets do the past hold and where does Neil fit it?

I find this book to be fun, fascinating and true to life, in that how life has twists and turns and secrets from our past, but that is what makes US. This author has a way she takes on a ride that reveals how wonderful family, but also how mysterious our family past can be and  all the while wrapping it up in a wonderful book of family, faith, intrigue and love. If you like a good, enjoyable, book and are a fan of books that have faith, love, romance, food, family history and a good plot with wonderful characters you won't want to miss this book or series. I highly recommend it and I don't think you will be disappointed. I loved this book. I am really looking forward to reading the next book.

If you would like to purchase this book you can here:
https://www.amazon.com/Reservations-Two-Novel-Flavors-Horizons/dp/0307731774/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478620748&sr=8-1&keywords=reservations+for+two

If you want to learn more about this author and her books check out her site at:

http://www.hillarymantonlodge.com/
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I received this book from Blogging for Books for my honest opinion and  review

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Monday, August 22, 2016

5 Stars for Incubation by Laura DiSilverio A Fantastic Fantasy Read



I reread this book before starting book 2 in the trilogy and I loved it just as much as the first time. Here is my review.



Incubation book 1 in the Incubation Trilogy by Laura DiSilverio is a futuristic dystopian fantasy book that is believable and hard to put down. It keeps you in suspense and on the edge of your seat as you run with Jax, Wyck and Halla to escape with them from the Kube. It is a fast moving and suspenseful read and whether you are a young adult or an adult you will enjoy this read.

The world is not the same since the great epidemic. Children are taken from their famly and made to live in a Kube and taught what the Pragmatists, who are the powers to be, want them to learn to go into careers they chose for them. They have no choices but what is chosen for them. This is where the story gets interesting because Jax doesn't know who her parents are and she desperately wants to. Wyck doesn't want to be made to be in the military and Halla is pregnant with her boyfriends baby and doesn't want her child taken from her since they didn't have permission to have a child. This is what leads up to the three of them running from the Kube. Will Jax, Wyck and Halla survive? Will they achieve what they set out to achieve? What kind of trouble is waiting for them? These and other questions is what this book will explore and take you on their journey to survive and get away.

This is a fast paced, futuristic and believable book about a dystopian society. It keeps you guessing and rooting for Jax, Wyck and Halla.  It is a nail bitter at times and emotional at other times. It is a very good read for adults and young adults. If you like sci-fi futuristic books you will want to read this book and series. I highly recommend it. If you were a big fan of Hunger Games then I think you will be a fan of this one too. I  can't wait to read the next two books.

If you want to purchase this book you can here:

https://www.amazon.com/Incubation-Trilogy-1-Laura-DiSilverio/dp/0692680721/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468414415&sr=8-1&keywords=incubation+by+laura+DiSilverio


If you want to learn more about the author Laura Disilverio and her books check out her website
http://lauradisilverio.com/

The next book in the trilogy is Incineration don't miss it.


You can purchase it now at
https://www.amazon.com/Incineration-Incubation-Trilogy-Laura-DiSilverio/dp/0692737502/ref=pd_sim_14_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41S1sKw0tIL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL320_SR210%2C320_&psc=1&refRID=T94VEPPEYYSWKBPMQTTH


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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Wonderful Intriguing Journey


The Hidden Treasure Of Dutch Buffalo Creek by Jackson Badgenoone is a wild interesting adventure that you get caught up in while feeling like you are learning with James. It is a fantastic read. It not only explores different experiences of history but also is a learning and growing experience in faith.

I highly recommend this book.  It makes you stop and think and is written in a very unique way.

One of my favorite parts is when it is telling how Father Tom tells about the importance of a name " He made a strong point: Whenever God calls someone, He calls them by name." Wow it was a pivotal important message for Mimi but also for me when I think about how God called me by name.

This is a good book that would be wonderful for a book club or small group discussion.

I received this complimentary book from FriesenPress through bookcrash.com for my honest opinion and review.

If you would like to know more about this book you can checkout the website:

http://www.friesenpress.com/bookstore/title/119734000021451285/Jackson-Badgenoone-The-Hidden-Treasure-of-Dutch-Buffalo-Creek

If you would like to purchase the book you can at the above website or

https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Treasure-Dutch-Buffalo-Creek/dp/1460267354/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470773703&sr=8-1&keywords=hidden+treasure+of+dutch+buffalo+creek


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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Sizzling 5 Star Mystery in Grilling The Subject by Daryl Wood Gerber


Grilling the Subject (A Cookbook Nook Mystery) by [Gerber, Daryl Wood]






Yee Haw another great book in  Grilling The Subject A Cookbook Nook Mystery by Daryl Wood Gerber.

Crystal Cove is having a Wild West Festival where you can find wild west theme fun throughout the town as well as at the CookBook Nook where Jenna has cookbooks for all kinds of BBQ and Katie has rustled up some really spectacular bbq western themed recipes that make your mouth water. BBQ, rides, races and all sorts of fun is happening but then when Jennas father's neighbor, the trouble making, land grabbing, irritating Sylvia Gump is murdered and Cary Hart Jennas father is the number one murder suspect then things become unsettling and interesting. Jenna has to clear her father and find out who murdered Sylvia, which could be a number of people who she has made mad at her, before someone else ends up dead and her dad ends up in jail. Can she rope the  killer, prove her dad innocent and insure that the cookbook nook keeps up with the wild west festivies?

This is probably the best book in the series so far. Each one has been good and each one has been better than the last. It is a fun, fast paced, but not predictable mystery that I really enjoyed. It is so easy to picture being in the small town of Crystal Cove and enjoying the Wild West fun and festivities. Coming from a city that has BBQ festivals I really could picture being right in the middle of all of it with the smell of smoking meat and bbq in the air. Then there are the  characters that could be friends of mine and who doesn't want the eccentric intuitive Aunt Vera as part of your family. The all around theme, small town, mystery and characters make this a book you won't want to miss.

If you like a good mystery that has unique characters, an interesting plot and enough surprises and suspects to make it not the usual predictable mystery you will want to read Grilling The Subject.
It also has mouth watering recipes like BBQ muffins, which I can not wait to try and bbq sauce recipes  included in the book and who doesn't like that.

I highly recommend this book and give it 5 stars. It is the 5th book in the series but it can be read as a stand alone if you haven't read the  others. Really though I would recommend  reading them too.

Don't miss out on this book you will enjoy.

I received this book from the author for my honest opinion and review.

If you want to learn more about this book and the other books in the series then checkout this website
darlywoodgerber.com

If you would like to buy the book go to this link
https://www.amazon.com/Grilling-Subject-Cookbook-Nook-Mystery/dp/0425279413/ref=sr_1_1?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1470175291&sr=8-1&keywords=grilling+the+subject

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/grilling-the-subject-daryl-wood-gerber/1123659853?ean=9780425279410

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Young Adult Fantasy That Anyone Can Enjoy







Incubation book 1 in the Incubation Trilogy by Laura DiSilverio is a futuristic dystopian fantasy book that is believable and hard to put down. It keeps you in suspense and on the edge of your seat as you run with Jax, Wyck and Halla to escape with them from the Kube. It is a fast moving and suspenseful read and whether you are a young adult or an adult you will enjoy this read.

The world is not the same since the great epidemic. Children are taken from their famly and made to live in a Kube and taught what the Pragmatists, who are the powers to be, want them to learn to go into careers they chose for them. They have no choices but what is chosen for them. This is where the story gets interesting because Jax doesn't know who her parents are and she desperately wants to. Wyck doesn't want to be made to be in the military and Halla is pregnant with her boyfriends baby and doesn't want her child taken from her since they didn't have permission to have a child. This is what leads up to the three of them running from the Kube. Will Jax, Wyck and Halla survive? Will they achieve what they set out to achieve? What kind of trouble is waiting for them? These and other questions is what this book will explore and take you on their journey to survive and get away.

This is a fast paced, futuristic and believable book about a dystopian society. It keeps you guessing and rooting for Jax, Wyck and Halla.  It is a nail bitter at times and emotional at other times. It is a very good read for adults and young adults. If you like sci-fi futuristic books you will want to read this book and series. I highly recommend it. If you were a big fan of Hunger Games then I think you will be a fan of this one too. I  can't wait to read the next two books.

If you want to purchase this book you can here:

https://www.amazon.com/Incubation-Trilogy-1-Laura-DiSilverio/dp/0692680721/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468414415&sr=8-1&keywords=incubation+by+laura+DiSilverio


If you want to learn more about the author Laura Disilverio and her books check out her website
http://lauradisilverio.com/

The next book in the trilogy is Incineration don't miss it.


You can purchase it now at
https://www.amazon.com/Incineration-Incubation-Trilogy-Laura-DiSilverio/dp/0692737502/ref=pd_sim_14_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41S1sKw0tIL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL320_SR210%2C320_&psc=1&refRID=T94VEPPEYYSWKBPMQTTH


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Friday, May 6, 2016

Zombie Parade, Festival, Hurricane and Murder What More Could You Want In Killer Takeout by Lucy Burdette


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Killer Takeout A Key West Food Critic Mystery by Lucy Burdette has a festival with a zombie parade then mix in a hurricane and a murder and what more could you ask for in a cozy mystery. This is a fun fast paced mystery that  keeps you guessing and wanting more as you read it. It also includes recipes.


Key West is having it's annual Fantasy Fest with good food, fun parades, crazy tourists and a King and Queen. When one of the royal court is murdered Hayley the food critic who writes for Key Zest tries to find out what happened and to keep her friend Danielle out of jail as the lead suspect in the murder. On top of all the festivities there is a hurricane headed right for Key West to add to the confusion and troubles. Will Hayley be able to help her friend Danielle out of trouble and find the real reason for the murder and the person who committed the murder while trying to stay safe during the festival and storm?

Lucy Burdette gets you wrapped up in the festival fun with her descriptions of the parades, zombies, food and all that makes up the festival. She helps paint a picture of all of it and then throws you into a mystery that keeps you guessing on who the murderer is with  twists and turns and plenty of suspects. She then adds the extra tension of a hurricane bearing down on all the activities and island and it just adds to the suspense of the whole story. You get swept up in all the hub bub of the festival and it just adds a dimension to the whole mystery.  I could just imagine all the fun and confusion that goes along with the whole atmosphere of the festival then to have a murder committed in the middle of the zombie ride where everyone is moving and dressed as zombies adds an element that is unusual to the plot. This is a really good book that I found kept me guessing and wanting more. I can not wait for the next installment in the Key West Food Critic Mysteries. Oh and the recipes at the end of the book are yummy and a plus.

I recommend if you like a good culinary unique cozy mystery then you will want to read this one for sure.

If you want to buy this book you can at
http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Takeout-West-Food-Critic/dp/045147483X/ref=tmm_mmp_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1462290110&sr=1-1

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/killer-takeout-lucy-burdette/1122291969?ean=9780451474834


If you want to learn more about the author and her books check her out at

http://lucyburdette.com/


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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fun Study and Easy to Apply Having a Martha Home the Mary Way 31 Days To A Clean House and a Satisfied Soul by Sarah Mae


Fun Study and Easy to apply Having a Martha Home the Mary Way 31 Days To A Clean House and a Satisfied Soul by Sarah Mae


What a fun and easy to follow study for anyone whether you struggle with cleaning or not. I didn't know what to expect when I first got this book I was worried it would make me feel incompetent and guilty for not having a perfect house, this is not the case though. This is a way as the author says
 " Each day there is a reading designed to encourage you, inspire you, get you thinking and get you energized. There is no judgment; this isn't boot camp."pg 11 Sarah Mae uses Martha the older sister who takes care of the home, and family no nonsense sister and Mary the younger emotional one who has a heart of faith and is wise in her own way. Each day the author gives us a Martha Challenge and a Mary Challenge to complete and each day. There are scriptures to read and things to get you close to Christ so preparing your heart, which is the Mary Challenge and then there is the Martha Challenge which breaks down the cleaning tasks into things for each day to help get your house in order. This is a fun wonderful book that helps to plan out your day and take time to spend time with the Lord.

I enjoyed going through this book and found it to be useful. I think even someone who thinks they don't need the help in planing an d cleaning will find this book useful just for the Bible time. I really think this is a good book to study and would be great for a small group setting. I would recommend this to all.

I think this would be a wonderful gift for a college student to a newly wed. I think even someone like me who has grown children and been married for over 40 years can get something helpful out of this book. I hope you will give it a try.

If you would like to learn more about this book and the author you can find her at
http://www.sarahmae.com/

If you would like to purchase this book you can at

http://www.amazon.com/Having-Martha-Home-Mary-Way/dp/1414372620/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461687513&sr=1-1&keywords=having+a+martha+home+the+mary+way

https://www.tyndale.com/p/having-a-martha-home-the-mary-way/9781414372624

http://www.christianbook.com/having-martha-clean-house-satisfied-soul/sarah-mae/9781414372624/pd/4372624?event=ESRCQ

FTC Disclaimer: I received this book from Tyndale Publishers for my honest opinion and review.

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