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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Fatal Judgement

Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon

This book was given to me to review.

U. S. Marshal Jake Taylor is  assigned to protect  a Federal judge, who come to find out is his late best friend's wife.

Liz Micheal's can't understand  why her late husband's friend doesn't like her.  But she is stuck with him as her protector.

The question on both their mind is who is out to harm the judge, and can they get through this before  emotions  take over.
(Hummm..... I think a love story is in the making.)   By the way, this is my little take on the story. 

This book is full of suspense and romance!  It leaves you on the edge of your seat.  I kept on reading because I wanted to know what they found out, if Jake and Liz  became friends.

This is my first time reading one of Irene Hannon's books.   She is a great author.  She left me wondering what was going to happen next.   I found myself predicting on the who, what, and the how's of the story.  Which is good, since I can guess the end  with in the first few pages.   I enjoy reading suspense novels with a romance intertwined.   I look forward to the next book Irene Hannon writes.
Happy Reading everyone!
Shelby



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Never Been Kissed by Melody Carlson


Never been Kissed is a teen fiction novel. 
Elise  is beginning a brand new high school on the verge of being sixteen.  She has never been kissed, so she is hoping  beyond hoping that  this year the opportunity arises.  

This book is full of teen drama!  Elise has caught the eye of a guy that has a jealous girlfriend.  Girls that say their her friend but are not.  Girls can be mean.  

She finds herself accused of things.  She finds herself with all kinds of new pressure.  What she needs is just one true friend.

I am very protective when it comes to what my girls read.  I wanted to review this book to see what kind of fiction was out in the Christian market for teens.     I think this is a good clean book that deals with what teens go through but with out all the other junk.  I liked the book, so much  that in fact I am going to give this one to my daughter to read. 
Happy Reading everyone!
Shelby

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Search

The Search by Suzanne Woods Fisher
 
 I love reading stories that deal with the Amish life.    This book is not an exception.  When I started reading, I found that this books was different than all the others I have read in the past.  It was a refreshing read.  Most of the time I can read and figure out the end of a book before I get there.   I can say that this did not happen this time to me.

Lainey O'Toole finds herself back into town were fifteen years earlier she made a chose that changed her life.    

Bess Reihl finds herself in town helping her very intimidating grandmother  Bertha, recover from surgery or so she thinks.  Bertha is a very funny character.   She talks Bess into stealing the sheriff's car not once but three times. (very funny scene in the story, if I do say so!)

Bertha has her own reasons why she wants Bess in town.... but you have to read the story to find out. ( I'm not going to give away it away!)

(excerpt form the release)
Beautifully written, The Search is a skillfully woven story that takes readers through unexpected twists and turns on the long country road toward truth. Fans both old and new will find themselves immersed in this heartwarming—and surprising—tale of young love, forgiveness, and coming to grips with the past.

I could not have said any better. 

I enjoyed reading The Search.  I laughed and wondered why the characters were acting strangely... then I found out...  

By the way, I wanted to let each of you know that Suzanne is sponsoring a contest with great prizes to give away!  Check out the info below.
Happy reading everyone!




Suzanne Woods Fisher's latest installment of the Lancaster County Secrets, The Search,  is just out and to celebrate Suzanne is hosting The Search iPad Giveaway!




One Grand Prize winner will receive an iPad Prize Package worth over $500 and includes:
To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form/s, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest. Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on February 3rd at Suzanne's Everything is Coming Up Roses Facebook Party. (Did you know The Search takes place on a rose farm?)

Enter via E-mail Enter via Facebook Enter via Twitter
Facebook Party:
Join Suzanne for the Everything is Coming Up Roses Facebook Party on February 3rd! She’ll be announcing the winner of the The Search iPad Giveaway, hosting a book club discussion of The Search, giving away copies of all three books and HEAPS of other readerly prizes! Including roses delivered to your door for three months for you AND a friend! Be sure to join us on Thursday, February 3rd at 5:00 PM PST (6:00 MST, 7:00 CST & 8 EST) at Suzanne’s Author Page.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Spread Your Wings and Fly

 While my daughter was in her bathroom (she was just fixing her hair, just so we have that straight), she noticed all of these beautiful birds flying all around by her window.  She tells me, "Mom, you have to come see this!"  I was amazing, these red cardinals, just spreading their wings and flying from tree to tree.  I wondered if they were acourting!  I have never seen so many at one time.  I counted about 10 of them.  I told Janelle to go and get my camera so I could capture them on the ground.   Sadly, by the time she came back, they had moved to the trees.  These are the best pictures I captured.  These little guys can move!  

God's Creation is beautiful!  We stood at the window and just watched them until they moved to a tree that was no longer in our view.  Later Janelle told me that she saw some nest in the trees on the other side of the house.  Maybe we will be able to see some babies come spring!

Shelby

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Saving Money

I love to find money saving tips.  A few weeks ago, I decided to find ways to save money any way I could.  I made my own laundry soap, and fabric softener.  Yes, some would say that it is just easier to go to the store and buy these items.  Well, I found out that I can save money by making them. 

It is so easy to make that I wonder why I never thought of it myself. My aunt told me to try it and that I would never go back to buying my laundry stuff again.  I think she may just be right! 

So here is my fabric  softener ingredients:  water, vinegar, conditioner.   That's it! Never thought it would be that easy.  It cost me only $1.85 to make.  A saving of $3.00!  Now, if that is not saving money than I don't know what is.

My laundry soap cost $2.00 to make with a savings of $5.00 or more if you use higher priced laundry soap than I did.

I know that some may think me crazy, some of my family included, but a dollar saved better than non saved at all!

What are some ways that you save money?  Please share them with me!

Shelby

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Scripture of the Month

1 Thessalonians 5:24
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

He is faithful to do all He has promised in his Word. I'm so glad that he is faithful to meet our needs and to give us our wants. There is no one Greater than OUR LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST!