Archives for October 2012

Quote Of The Week

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Quote Of The Week

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You Don’t Know Me

You Don't Know Me

About

A Deep Haven Novel

Sometimes the secrets we keep to protect ourselves can be our undoing.

To all who know her, Annalise Decker is a model wife and mother. She’s a permanent member of the PTA, never misses a sporting event, and is constantly campaigning for her husband’s mayoral race.

No one knows that Annalise was once Deidre O’Reilly, a troubled young woman whose testimony put a dangerous criminal behind bars. Relocated through the Witness Security Program to the quaint harbor town of Deep Haven, Deidre received a new identity and a fresh start, which began when she fell in love with local real estate agent Nathan Decker.

Twenty years later, Annalise couldn’t be more unprepared for her past to catch up with her. When Agent Frank Harrison arrives with news that the man she testified against is out on parole and out for revenge, Annalise is forced to face the consequences of her secrets. Will she run again, or will she finally find the courage to trust those she loves most with both her past and her future?

 

My Review

I love reading books by this author but I have to admit that this book wasn’t my favorite.  It is a good  book and definitely worth reading but it isn’t one that I would pick up on my own and just start reading.  You find out shortly into the book that Annalise the main  character in the book is in the witness protection program and that her husband who doesn’t know about her past is running for mayor.  The first thing that I thought when I found out all this is that who ever she is hiding from is going to find her and she is either going to have to run or face him.  The writing is great and her writing does keep you interested but I couldn’t get to into the book because I saw where it was going to go.  I am for sure going to read more of her books because like I said she is an amazing writer and I have loved the other books of hers that I have read.

 

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FTC: I received a free copy of “You Don’t Know Me” By Susan May Warren in exchange for my review.  The opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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The Memory Jar by Tricia Goyer

The Memory Jar by Tricia Goyer

About

Book One in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series.
Every year, 30-40 young Amish men descend on the cozy little town of West Kootenai, Montana, arriving in the spring to live there for six months and receive ‘resident’ status for the hunting season in the fall. They arrive as bachelors, but go home with brides! Sarah Shelter has lived in West Kootenai for the last ten years and wonders if she will ever fall in love. Since the tragic death of her best friend, she carries her memories in a jar along with the small items connected to them. For just as long, she’s also been carrying around her emotions instead of allowing them to penetrate deep into her heart. Now she’s met a kind and gentle man who may be able to break down the wall. But can Sarah risk her heart to finally achieve her dreams?

My Review

From the moment I start this book I fell in love with the characters.  It was refreshing to read a book where the characters are just good people and trying to do the right things.  This is the first book I have read where the characters are Amish and I am for sure going to read more because they are good books to read and they give me a break from some of the other crazy books I tend to read.  Anyways lets get back to this book.  Through the whole book I hoped that Sarah and Jathan would end up falling in love and be together when the book ended.  I have to say the author does a great job describing things because when I would read about Sarah baking I would always end up wanting to eat whatever the author described.  This is super sweet love story that almost anyone would enjoy!

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FTC: I received a free copy of “The Memory Jar” by Tricia Goyer in exchange for my review.  The opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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The Memory Jar

Celebrate with Tricia by entering her Amish Kindle Gift Pack Giveaway and RSVPing to her Facebook party on November 7th. (And be sure to catch the fun video trailer or try your hand at one of the simple, keepsake crafts Tricia has put together on her website.)


One fortunate winners will receive:

  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • Custom-made Memory Jar Kindle Cover
  • Amish-made decorative items {Wall hanging, horse/buggy and Amish houses}
  • The Memory Jar {Be swept away by this captivating series.}

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 6th. Winner will be announced at the “Memory Jar Author Chat Party on 11/7. Connect with Tricia for an evening of book chat, Amish trivia, and a live video chat! There will also be a chance to win gift certificates, books, and other fun prizes!

So grab your copy of The Memory Jar and join Tricia on the evening of the November 7th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 7th!

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One Year Later

I can’t believe that is has been a year since Melissa passed away.  Today is the day that she official died and to be honest it is still as raw as it was a year ago.  I have tried to write this post for weeks and since I can’t seem to write it I am going to leave links to where you can read some of her writing.

Here is a post where people wrote some memories of her and I post it on my blog.  Also she was a regular guest poster on my blog and you can see those post here or here.  Also here is her obituary if anyone wants to read it or see it.

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Quote Of The Week

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Sleep Pink

Sleep Pink

As everyone knows October is breast cancer awareness month.  My great grandma on my dads side of the family died of breast cancer before I was even born but I have always wished that she would have been around because she seems like she was a great women when she was alive.  It is sad to know that the chances of a women developing breast cancer is 1 in 8.  Estroven is trying to get women to band together by hosting pink themed parties.

Movie Night

For my Sleep Pink party I decided that I wanted to get together and just relax and watch movies.  As you can see I picked tons of chick flick movies but there is also a great list here if you are looking for other ideas.

We also had pink drinks along with pop corn from the theaters because who can have a movie night without stopping by and getting the good popcorn from the theaters!  Here is also a great place to get idea’s of drinks and food you can make for your own “Sleep Pink” party.

During the month of October, Estroven is providing women with the necessary tools to host a Sleep Pink-themed party on SleepPink.com. The site will allow party hosts to upload photographs of their events, and for every photo, the company will pledge $100 to benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. It will also provide information to help organize the Sleep Pink parties including downloadable invitations, menopause-friendly
drink and food recipe suggestions, as well as décor and entertainment ideas.

To find out how to host an Estroven Sleep Pink-themed party and raise funds for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, visit www.SleepPink.com.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Estroven. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Top 5 YouTube Videos

As most of you know I love watching YouTube videos.  This week for the writers workshop one of the prompts was to list my top 5 YouTube videos of all time.  This was harder than you can think because there are so many that I watch all the time but here are the 5 that if they got deleted I would be so sad!!!! (They are in no order)

If you get offend by swearing than this video isn’t for you but it does make me laugh every time I watch it.



As you can see they vary greatly but like I said there are tons more that I love.  Here is a post where I listed some of my favorite channels that you should all check out.

Writers Workshop by Mama’s Losin’ It

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The Trouble with Cowboys by Denise Hunter

The Trouble With Cowboys

About

Only one pair of boots—and the cowboy wearing them—can get Annie out of the mess she’s in.

Annie Wilkerson is Moose Creek’s premiere horse trainer and equine columnist for Montana Living. Money is tight as she tries to put her kid-sister through college and provide for her young nephew. When Annie’s column is cancelled, she’s given first shot at a new lovelorn column—and she can’t afford to turn it down. Only problem is . . . Annie’s never been in love.

Always resourceful, she reluctantly strikes a deal with the town’s smooth-talking ladies’ man Dylan Taylor: She’ll work with his ailing horse, Braveheart, if he’ll help her answer the reader letters.

Working closely with Dylan is harder than Annie imagined, and she quickly realizes she may have misjudged him. But her unwavering conviction that cowboys are nothing but trouble has kept her heart safe for years. And she can’t risk getting hurt now.
The more Annie tries to control things, the more they fall apart. Her feelings are spinning out of control, and her sister’s antics are making life increasingly more difficult. Annie knows she needs to turn the reins over to God, but surrender has never come easily.

When Dylan reveals his feelings for her, Annie doesn’t know what to trust—her head or her heart. The trouble with this cowboy is that he might just be exactly what she needs.

My Review

Once I started reading this book I couldn’t stop until I finished reading it.  I spent the whole book wondering how things were going to turn out.  There are also parts of the book that totally shocked me and I never would have seen some of the turns that it took.  Parts of it I totally predicted but I was still interested enough to keep reading it.  After reading this book it has really gotten me into reading more books like this.  I could never say enough good things about this book.  It was amazing and it was another one that was sad for me when it was finally over.

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