Sunday, June 3, 2018

Summer Read...Book Review

Great summer read!....

Casey Sloane, a Deputy US Marshal from St. Louis, was assigned to transport a grand jury witness to Washington, DC. She was put on this case with two other Deputy a man from her past who she had feelings for. The witness was a local newspaper reporter and had been interviewing a well known environmentalist who had disappeared. She also had discovered a US Senator might have ties to terrorism and was involved in this environment project. The three Marshals started out with the witness in secret after the Marshall's office was bombed. They do everything possible to protect the witness and keep her alive. There are so many twists and turns in the story you will not want to put the book down until it is finished.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Books..Books and more book reviews...

Keturah by Lisa T. Bergren.....I was drawn to chose this book from the title Keturah as having a great aunt who I never met by that name.  

This story takes place in 1772 in England and ends in the West Indies.  Keturah and her two sisters find themselves without a mother or father in their lives.  Their father owned a sugar cane plantation in the West Indies and had passed away leaving it as the girls inheritance.  They decided to travel to the West Indies to save their plantation.  This was never done by ladies of their importance and the other plantation owners did not accept them and treated them very badly.  A childhood friend of Keturah's traveled on the same ship...much more about him to come. This is a story of their adventure and the closeness of the three sisters. Great read, Lisa! 

In Places Hidden by Tracie Peterson...Camri Coulter boarded a train for the West Coast to find out what had happened to her brother who is a successful San Francisco attorney.  She had not heard from him for three months and no one knew what had become of him.  Camri's search leads her in the back streets of the city where she meets Patrick Murdock.  Her brother Caleb had defended Patrick successfully from a false murder charge.  He seems to know more about Caleb than anyone.  Camri and Patrick join forces to look for Caleb, but can she trust him to protect her from the dangers that control the city.  This is an action packed romantic adventure and a spiritual journey.  Loved it!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Unexpected adventures!

Two sisters, Rebecca and Flora Hawes lived in Chicago in 1892. During that time a lot was expected of women.  Rebecca and Flora were not your typical ladies of that area.  They could do whatever they wanted as their father had given them free reign.  They loved history and adventures, so that is the direction they went.  They had learned different languages and went to many different places, ending up in a sandstorm in the Sinai Desert where the sisters had been on a quest to find an important biblical manuscript.  Very entertaining!

Friday, August 4, 2017

A Book Review...

Product Details

Beloved Hope is the sequel to Tracie Peterson's, A Treasured Grace (Heart of the Frontier).  Tracie has a great love for history of the Wild West.  She has also done a great deal of studying on the facts which make the stories so real.....
Hope Flanagan was safe in Oregon City.  She had survived the massacre at the Whitman Mission, but now they want her to testify in the trial of the Indians that started the attack.  One of the Indians had taken her innocence from her and she knew her life would never be the same.

She met a young soldier, Lance Kenner, during the trial.  Her life began to change at that point.  Will Lance still want her if he finds out what really happened to her? Also what secrets does he have in his past? 

This story brings emotions, anger, betrayal, grief, sadness, anxiety, happiness, hope, peace, faith, joy, love and forgiveness. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Pinterest...Proverbs...and a Package

Last fall I was introduced to Pinterest.  Being a visual person, this avenue of interest has been one that has pulled me in.  Being mindful of mindlessly viewing the millions of Pinterest boards and pinning endless ways to create, decorate and reorganize ones life,  I have tried to limit myself to small increments of Pinterest time.

When I originally started this blog, I had and continue to have the women in my past and present life in mind.  Again, as a tribute to them.  My mother, who is 83, has a Pinterest account.  She has committed for the last few years and the present to care for my father who has Parkinsons.  Not an easy position to be in.  Mom has never been known to be idle (putting it mildly).  Or, to have idle hands.  She amazes me with her God given talent.  God says in his word that we are his "workmanship".  Another word for workmanship is "Masterpiece".  No matter where we are in life or what position we're in, we are His creation.  Beautiful.

Today, I received a package in the mail from mom for my birthday.  She is one of my followers on Pinterest. I'm not much of a dreamer, but I like pinning practical ideas and things that catch my eye.  One thing recently, was this beautiful shawl.  Is it something I would go out and purchase?  Probably not.  But on Pinterest, it's my "style."


In my package was this....

Thanking God for the blessing that she is!

                             Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.  Prov. 31:31  

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Let's rock....

My family has always given me grief over the many chairs I've collected over the years.  I can't seem to pass up an old chair, even if it's in need of repair.  I have upholstered, refinished and painted several over the years.  No one seems to complain though when it's time to "sit for a spell".  It's interesting to see who gravitates toward what chairs.  
I'll take an "old rocker" over any if given the option. 

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What would be your chair of choice?

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Finds and another Penny rug

Can't wait to try making these...My two favorites, brownies and Chocolate Chip Cookies...together!  It doesn't get any better.  The how to is on Pinterest.

"Show and telling" another  Penny Rug made by my mother.  The photo just doesn't do it justice.  I'm so thankful for her.

Happy Friday!