In-Laws and Outlaws by Kate Fulford

This was a fun read. There were many twists and turns. The main characters ran the gamut from really unlikeable to almost likable. All had their hidden and in son cases not so hidden agendas. I received a free copy of the book from NetGalley and Thistle Publishing in exchange for my honest review. Thank … Continue reading In-Laws and Outlaws by Kate Fulford

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Colors of Christmas: Two Contemporary Stories Celebrate the Hope of Christmas by Olivia Newport

  You will be sure to get into the Christmas mood by reading Colors of Christmas: Two Contemporary Stories Celebrate the Hope of Christmas. Each modern day story has elements of sadness, hope, loss, suspense and redemption. I enjoyed both stories, but felt that both could have been better if fleshed out into full novels. … Continue reading Colors of Christmas: Two Contemporary Stories Celebrate the Hope of Christmas by Olivia Newport

Complete Book of Sewing Techniques by Wendy Gardiner Blessing

  The Complete Book of Sewing Techniques for me, it just that – complete. I am a novice seamstress and have been that for over 30 years. My mother was an accomplished seamstress, but while I enjoy sewing, I did not get the sewing gene. This book has a wealth of information from choosing a … Continue reading Complete Book of Sewing Techniques by Wendy Gardiner Blessing

The Space Between Words by Michèle Phoenix

My review of The Space Between Words by Michèle Phoenix Thomas Nelson When I read historical fiction, I want to be transported to the place. The Space Between Words by Michèle Phoenix did that for me. While one might think that a setting of modern-day Paris a few years ago is not historical enough, they … Continue reading The Space Between Words by Michèle Phoenix

One to Five by Ryan Scott

  Prior to getting this cookbook for review, I did not know who Ryan Scott was. Reading the forward by Rachel Ray gave me a little clue, but then I did what everyone else does – I googled him. So now I know he appears on Ray’s show, has been on Top Chef and has … Continue reading One to Five by Ryan Scott

The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere

  The Christmas Town is a charming holiday story. Lauren Gabriel is a young woman searching for a family after years of foster homes. She bravely or stupidly takes out an ad on Craigslist seeking that family. I enjoyed all the characters. Sometimes it seemed like there were a lot of those. I especially enjoyed … Continue reading The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere

Cravings by Judy Collins

As a standalone book, this one details many of the struggles Judy Collins had with food and alcohol. It basically covers from her birth to the present. It also deals with her marriages, divorce and many men in her life. It touches on her only son, his life, and suicide. Interspersed between the chapters of … Continue reading Cravings by Judy Collins

Animal Planet Chapter Books: Dinosaurs! by Animal Planet & Lori Stein

  I will admit to not being in the Grades 1 – 5 age group anymore. It’s been a few years since I read anything about dinosaurs. So when I got this gem of a book I read it straight through and learned some things, Within the 110 pages are a lot of interesting facts. … Continue reading Animal Planet Chapter Books: Dinosaurs! by Animal Planet & Lori Stein

Irena’s Children by Tilar Mazzeo

    This was a hard read, but one that I would recommend. There were many heroes who participated in saving of Jewish children in Poland during World War II. Irena Sendler was one of those people. She is credited with saving 2500 children. Her story has been decades coming to life. The author had … Continue reading Irena’s Children by Tilar Mazzeo

Stuff Every Cook Should Know by Joy Manning

  This small book (144 eBook pages) is filled with good information. Even an experienced cook will find some new tidbits. And for a novice, it is a very good starting place for learning the basics. The section on choosing a recipe is very good. Ms. Manning is right when she says there a lot … Continue reading Stuff Every Cook Should Know by Joy Manning