Friday, April 11, 2014

~I am in Love~

                                          Tricia has written a series about men-women-bridges and kissing

      What a wonderful combination that makes you want to read every book in the series and there are many.  I must tell you the story of a bridge that we traveled over in my was special to me because Daddy always stopped at the store just before the bridge and we all got ice cream...then on to aunt and uncles house to visit with the cousins.  they lived on a farm and we had so much fun together.
I have not had too many kissed in my lifetime and I am now a senior with only memories.  my first boyfriend and that special first kiss is the one that I remember and always wonder what would have happened if we had kept seeing one another and married.  Life would have been so different from one I have lived and also would not have moved to a state where I had no family and have always missed my family so much.
but back to this author and her books.  I love to read amish stories and she writes the best so get out your reading glasses and peek into the first in the series and see if you don't want to read them all just like I do.
Thanks Tricia for being a storyteller.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Shining Light (Home to Amana #3)A Shining Light by Judith McCoy Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Home to Amana series by Judith Miller "A Shining Light"

This author puts a lot of research into writing her books and it shows...I like picking up a book to read and knowing it will have this research making the places come right to mind and I can see myself walking the area the characters have walked.
Andrea Wilson gets news that her husband is lost at sea and she must make choices so that she and her little boy can survive.  Her father lives on a farm in Iowa and she decides they will move back and Lukas will get to meet his grandfather.
Upon arrival though they find out the farm burned and that grandfather was gone..nothing was left.
A kind man from the Amana colonies invited them to stay with them until they knew what they could do.  This was a life so different from the way they had lived but they became used to the routine and the love of the people here helped shore up their faith that had been neglected.
Dirk Knefler lives in the colonies and takes Lukas under his wing so to speak and the boy flourishes from the attention.  He has an attraction to Andrea also but knows they must not get too close while she is grieving the loss of her husband.
How would you feel if you were left all alone with the responsibility of a child and no monies or family to help out?
The kind people of Amana gives this small family a guiding light to light their path but what next happens will rip a tear into that fabric and cause much and enjoy this wonderful story as I did.

This book from Bethany publishing to read and review thank you so much.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Marshal's Ready-Made FamilyThe Marshal's Ready-Made Family by Sherri Shackelford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sherri Shackleford writes "The Marshal's Ready-Made Family

Garrett Cain has a problem, His sister has died and left him gardian of a beautiful little girl,now Cora is not the problem exactly but some folks think a lawman living over top the jail is just not what a little girl needs.  A cousin wants to get her so he can have the estate that goes with her but once Garrett met Cora he fell in love and doesn't want to lose her.  He is even willing to think about marriage so she will have a home.
Jo Beth lives in town and works the telegraph, she has a bunch of brothers and has always been more boy then girl as she grew up, shucks she had to be to survive.  Jo Beth tells it like it is and doesn't hide her feelings.  when she sees the problems Garrett has she ask him  to marry her...just to help out you know.

Read this story and enjoy a different take on a marriage of convenience.
Thanks Sherri for a story that kept me smiling and hoping for the best for these two all way through.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

The PromiseThe Promise by Ann Weisgarber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ann Weisgarber writes "The Promise"

I wanted to read this one because it was written about Galveston Island in Texas and also because the time was when the terrible 1900 storm devasted most of the island.  Thousands of lives were lost and others changed forever...

this story tells of a young pianist Catheribne Wainright, she lives a sheltered life in Ohio and is very talanted.  Life is hard for her when she becomes embroiled in a scandal with a married man and many turn away from her.  The students she taught piano dwindled and soon monies was a dire problem and she knew her life had to change.
One option was a childhood friend Oscar that had moved away many years ago and had written her a few times, she grabbed at this lifeline and wrote to him and renewed their friendship and soon he ask her to come to Texas and marry him.  He didn't know all of her troubles only what she told him but she knew she would be a good wife and something had to change.
She traveled far from her home in Ohio to Galveston where life was so different and even oscar too was different after all these years.  He had a young boy who grieved for a mama that had recently died.  Catherine was not good with children and left him to the care of the housekeeper who stayed on...
Soon Catherine realizes that Nan the housekeeper has cared for oscar since his wife died and has come to love him even he is not aware.  two women in one house never seems to work and this time it was even worse.

Catherine and Oscar had just became closer and things seemed like all would work out when a horrible great storm came to the area and Oscar and Catherine became separated  when he went to take care of animals on his ranch for milk cows.  Catherine did a wonderful job talking with Andre to keep him from being scared even when the waters rose into the house that stood on stilts.
I come to care for the characters and you will too as you read this story Ann has woven with her words.  Galveston comes to life and you can feel and hear the waves as they roar to shore over and over again near the home of this family.

Thank you Ann for the chance to read this story, look forward to your next one..

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

100 years she has been the special little girl for Morton in a shower of salt
a special birthday this year ....
I cannot imagine not having this seasoning in my veggies, how bland
they would be without Morton's salt.
HBP makes us cut back and oh how we cry at the loss
 at meals we reach out for the shaker
 but remember we cannot take her.....

I applaud a special day for this logo that has been around
 100 years -not many can say that..
 though I must cut back because of HBP
I will not completely forsake her
as I reach for my shaker.......

Sunday, March 16, 2014

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From New York Times bestselling author Linda Goodnight, historical romance The Rambler's Bride: The kissing cowboy Jericho is bent on revenge, but discovers the truth and falls in  love with widow Esther.

From USA Today bestselling author Janet Tronstad, retro romance Lovebirds at the Heartbreak Cafe: Truck driver Buddy wasn't looking for love, but waitress Penny and her quirky family take over the cafe and his heart.

From bestselling author Debra Clopton, contemporary cowboy romance Her Mule Hollow Cowboy: Independent cowgirl Maddie swears she doesn't need help from bull rider Cliff. But the Mule Hollow Matchmakers seem to have other plans...

From bestselling author Margaret Daley, romantic suspense Deadly Hunt: Bodyguard Tess rescues wounded businessman Shane from dying in the wilderness, but can she protect her heart when Shane gets too close?

From fan favorite Camy Tang, romantic suspense Necessary Proof: Reformed ex-con Alex is on the run from those who have set him up to take the blame for a cop-killing. Will tech-expert Jane be able to prove him innocent?

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love StoryA Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story by Julie Lessman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Light in the Window by Julie Lessman

I finished this book but just could not think of words I wanted to write in review.  so many days later here I am.

Words are not good enough for this review but it is all we have so.....

Marceline Murphy is a beautiful young christian woman who has wanted to have a large family to love and be loved by.  she adored Sam O'Rourke and the whole family from the time she was a little girl.  Sam's sister Julie was her best friend growing up so she was in and out of the family a lot.

Patrick and Sam were best friends and became simply rogues in the way they lived their lives and Father Fitz had them volunteering for comm unity services to keep them out of trouble from time to time.  this time it is helping the girls with a play for Christmas called "A Light in the Window".

Marcy is excited to see more of Sam but then Patrick shows a side of himself that endears him to her heart too.  Both of the young men want to court Marcy, who do you think will have the better chance of becoming close?

Many think Patrick is bad influence on Sam but could it be the other way around?  you must read this story and see what happens when a young man - "A rouge at heart" finds he has a reason to want to be a better man.
Two men care deeply for one woman or do they?  Who will win the heart of this young woman and give her all she has dreamed about.

Thanks to this author for showing us we need God in our lives to guide us, if we just live on our own, things don't run as smooth or "right" as they do with him.

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