Weekly Wrap-Up

Weekly Wrap-Up

I haven’t had a chance the past few weeks to write my weekly wrap up post so I am going to list all of  the posts from the past few weeks in case you missed any of them.

Those are all the posts for the past 3 weeks.  I can’t believe it has taken me three weeks to get caught up enough that I could get this post written.  I also wanted to post a picture of my newest nails because I am so in love with them.

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So that is all I have for today.  What do you think of my nails?  Is there anything you would like to see here on my blog???

 

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How To Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck

Book Review

How To Catch a Prince by Rachel Hauck is the third book in this series and I loved it just like I loved the first 2.  If you didn’t catch my reviews of them you can click here and here to read them.  This are like modern fairy tales and I love that about the books.  I wasn’t a huge fan of Prince Stephen through most of the book because he struck me as coward but in the end he redeems himself.  I loved Corina from the very first page right through the end of the book.  Now this book is the third in the series but you don’t have to have read the other two to know what is going on in this book.  I love all the stories of these books and if you love contemporary fiction and/or romance books than I know you will love this book!

How to Catch a Prince

About The Book

How to Catch a Prince (Zondervan, February 2015)

She caught her prince once. Can she catch him again?

American heiress Corina Del Rey’s life was devastated by war. Every thing she loved was lost. But after five years of grief, she’s shed her grave clothes and started over in the sunshine along the Florida coast.

But some things are not so easily forgotten. When a secret from her past confronts her face to face, she realizes she must follow her heart. Even if it cost her everything.

Prince Stephen of Brighton Kingdom is a former Royal Air Command lieutenant turned star rugby player, trying to make sense of his life after the devastation of war.
When his brother, King Nathaniel, discovers Stephen’s pre war secret, he must deal with an aspect of his life he longed to forget. But how can he do so without exposing the truth and breaching national security?

Yet, true love has a destiny all it’s own. As the cathedral bells peal through Cathedral City, Corina and Stephen must chose to answer the call of love on their hearts.
Or let it be lost forever?

Rachel Hauck

About The Author

Rachel Hauck is an award-winning, best selling author of critically acclaimed novels such as The Wedding Dress, Love Starts with Elle, and Once Upon A Prince. She also penned the Songbird Novels with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Booklist named their novel, Softly and Tenderly, one of 2011 Top Ten Inspirationals. She serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pets.
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8 Things I Am Putting Off

8 Things I Am Putting Off

This was one of the prompts from last weeks writers workshop that I didn’t get a chance to finish the post so I figured I would post it this week because I still wanted to write about it.  I hate that I don’t have the time to blog lately but that is what happens when someone is gone at work and I am left to do try and do their job along with my own job.  Anyway lets get on to the the 8 things I am putting off.

  1. Reading books that I have on my Kindle & Nook.
  2. Designing a new look for this blog.
  3. Getting post written that I keep in my rain day file for days I don’t have time to write a post for that day.
  4. Calling & taking my cats to the vet.
  5. Making an appointment to see an eye doctor about my eyes.
  6. Backing up my laptop to my external hard drive.
  7. Printing off invoice copies for the salesmen that I work with.  It isn’t hard it just takes time and I don’t want to be bothered by it.
  8. Cleaning my bedroom.  I always want to get to it on the weekends but I end up playing and chasing my nephew on Saturday & Sunday so it never gets done.

Those are 8 things I am putting off doing because I either don’t have the time to do them or I don’t want to do them.  What are you putting off doing?

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A Hearts Disguise by Colleen Coble

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A Hearts Disguise by Colleen Coble was a super cute story.  I love that this book was short because I was able to read the whole book in about an hour or so and that is perfect for me lately.  This is the first  book in the series and I can’t wait for the rest of books to come out because this book kind of left me hanging and I hate when books do that.  Now that being said it left me wanting to read the next book because I have to know what happens next to the characters in the book.  I also love that this won’t be the last time that I see these characters because I did fall in love with them and I have to know what happens next to each of them.  If you love historical fiction than I would for sure recommend this book to you.

A Heart's Disguise

About The Book

A Heart’s Disguise (Thomas Nelson, March 2015)

In the aftermath of the Civil War, a young woman searches for her lost love at the edge of the West.

The Civil War has destroyed Sarah Montgomery’s marriage before it’s even begun.

After Sarah receives word that her fiancé, Rand Campbell, has been killed fighting for the Union, her brothers and ailing father persuade her to pledge herself to Ben Croftner—despite her strong misgivings. But when Sarah finds out that Rand is in fact alive—and that Ben Croftner knew it—she indignantly breaks off the engagement and goes in search of Rand.

But Ben Croftner does not take rejection lightly—and a single woman with a sick father makes an easy target. When Sarah is abducted by her treacherous fiancé, Rand finally comes to her aid . . . only to reveal that he has been posted at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and intends to take her there as his wife.

But could Sarah leave her dying father’s side for the love of her life? And what plans are forming in the jealous heart of Ben Croftner?

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About The Author

Colleen Coble has sold over 2 million novels worldwide.Seagrass Pier, the third installment in her acclaimed Hope Beach series, marks a new highpoint for emotion and complexity in Coble’s addictive brand of romantic suspense.

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Hermann Hesse-Quote Of The Week

Quote Of The Week

This weeks quote is by Hermann Hesse.

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I loved this quote because it is true.  Sometimes it is hard to let go but it is the right thing to do.  I know that letting go when I placed my daughter for adoption was the hardest choice I have ever had to make but it is also the best choice I have ever had to make.

What do you think of this weeks quote by Hermann Hesse?

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The Promise of Palm Grove by Shelley Shepard Gray

Book Review

The Promise of Palm Grove by Shelley Shepard Gray was an amazing book.  I have read several books by this author and I have loved all of them.  I have become a huge fan of Amish fiction and in my opinion Shelley writes the best books for this genre.  I loved this book because it was a nice change from some of other books I have read before.  I loved all of the characters in this book and it has made me want to go and visit Pinecraft because I want to experience what it would be like.  Even though I know that this is a fiction book I still would love to experience the place where this story takes place.  If you love Amish fiction than this is one that you have to read.

The Promise of Palm Grove

About The Book

The Promise of Palm Grove (Avon Inspire, January 2015)

Leona must decide: Does she follow the path set out before her? Or take a chance with only the promise of what could be to guide her?

A young Amish woman finds herself torn between the man she’s pledged to wed and the man her heart desires in this heartwarming story of chance, duty, and choice in the face of love—the first volume in the beloved New York Times bestselling author’s new Amish Brides of Pinecraft series.

Amish bride-to-be Leona is thrilled to be in Florida, on a mini-vacation in the pretty town of Pinecraft. Her girlfriends think she’s happy because she’s away from the stress of wedding planning. They have no idea that Leona’s real joy is in being away from her fiancé.

Edmund is a good man, and will make a decent husband . . . just not for Leona. The more time she spends with him and his overbearing ways, the less she wants to be his wife. Her cousins are sure Edmund is the right man for her—and their certainty makes Leona begin to doubt herself. But when a chance encounter with a wayward cat brings her face-to-face with a handsome, fun-loving Amish man named Zachary Kauffman, Leona’s faced with two vastly different futures.

Shelley Shepard Gray

About The Author

Shelley Shepard Gray is a two-time New York Times bestseller, a two-time USA Today bestseller, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time Holt Medallion winner. She lives in Southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.
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A Life of the Twentieth Century​ by Irene Even

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A Life of the Twentieth Century​ by Irene Even was a great book.  I loved most of things about this book and I love that even though it is a fiction book it is based on Irene’s life.  Oh and the best part for me is that part of it takes place during WWII which everyone should know by now is my favorite time period.  I also loved seeing what is was like growing up in europe and the things that she went through throughout her life.   There were times for me where the amount of detail that was used bogged me down and I found I couldn’t focus on the story because of all the details that were used but even though those times I still didn’t want to stop reading because I wanted to know what was going to happen next to her.  If you love historical fiction books than I would for sure recommend this book to you.  It was also made better because it is based on her life so you know that the things she went through really happened.

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About The Book

A Life of the Twentieth Century is the story of Aya, who lived through the loss of her parents before the age of 3. At the age of twelve she was sent to a boarding school in Budapest, that closed after one year, because the Nazi army marched into the city.

Aya was left totally alone to face the Nazi occupation, and to experience all the horrors of the war. She faced many life threatening situations, such as prison, bombardment or even the possibility of being executed on the spot, without really comprehending the gravity of it all.

The end of the war was supposed to mean liberation, the return of hope and freedom for most people, however it didn’t happen for Aya, who was part of a youth group on her way to Palestine. The destination of this youth group was to reach Italy and the Jewish Brigade. They crossed the Alps on foot from Austria to reach Italy.

As they reached their destination Aya met a soldier from the Jewish Brigade, who was supposed to be her Hero, her Saviour, but turned out to be the devil incarnate. From day one, this soldier of the Jewish brigade took control of Aya’s life when she was only 15 years old.

After divorce, destitute and once again alone, she had no direction and almost no hope, when from deep inside her a small voice said; go back to school. It took all her courage to apply to university, where she was accepted and after 5 year was granted a B.A. and a Diploma of Teaching. She spent the rest of her life teaching, and as she contemplated her life she said to herself that if she had had all the choices in the world, she would have chosen teaching.

Irene Even

About The Author

Irene Even was born in Hungary. As a child she lived through the Second World War, using false papers to survive. After the war, she immigrated to Palestine, lived in a Kibbutz, then later married and immigrated to Canada with her family. She returned to Israel to teach English and remained there for twenty-two years. Having written her memoir, A Life of the Twentieth Century, she now lives in retirement in Montreal.

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Milton Berle-Quote Of The Week

Quote Of The Week

This weeks quote is by Milton Berle.

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What do you think of this weeks quote by Milton Berle?

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Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock

Book Review

Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock was a great book.  This is the third book in this series and I loved it to say the least.  Just because it is the 3rd book you don’t have to read the first 2 in order to understand this book.  I have never read the first book and I have been able to figure out what is going on and fall in love with the books.  I love all the twists and turns that this series takes and how it kept me wondering what was going to happen.  If you love mysteries than this is the book for you.

Twisted Innocence

About The Book

Twisted Innocence (Zondervan, February 2015)

Holly Cramer’s past choices have finally caught up to her, but she never expected them to endanger her baby.

Though Holly’s stumbled through most of her adult life as a party girl, she longs to live a more stable life for her daughter. Then police show up to question her about the whereabouts of Creed Kershaw, Lily’s father. She has kept his identity a secret from friends and family—she never even told him about the pregnancy. Now he’s a person of interest in a drug-related murder case.

Determined to keep him out of their lives and turn him over to police, Holly uses her private investigating skills to search for him. But her bravado backfires when he turns the tables and takes her and the baby hostage. As desperate hours tick by, Holly realizes his connection to Leonard Miller-the man who has gunned down several members of her family. Creed claims he’s innocent and that Miller is after him too. His gentleness with Lily moves her, but she can’t trust a man who has held her at gunpoint . . . even if he reminds her so much of herself.

Dangers old and new threaten Holly and her baby, and lives are demanded as sacrifices for love. Through a complex web of mistakes and regret, redemption is the one hope Holly has left to hold on to.

Terri Blackstock

About The Author

Terri Blackstock has sold over six million books worldwide and is a New York Times bestselling author. She is the award-winning author of “Intervention,” “Vicious Cycle,” and “Downfall,” as well as such series as Cape Refuge, Newpointe 911, the SunCoast Chronicles, Restoration, and Moonlighters.
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Betting on Hope by Debra Clopton

Book Review

Betting on Hope by Debra Clopton was a good book to read.  I really liked Tru from the start of the book right up until the end of the book.  Maggie on the other hand wasn’t always my favorite but I loved how she always kept trying and didn’t give up on anything.  I also loved how hard she worked to keep her column and was willing to do pretty much anything to keep her job.  Overall this was a good book there were slow spots for me but is still such a sweet story that I don’t think it matters about the slow spots.  If you love romance novels than I would for sure recommend this one to you.

Betting on Hope

About The Book

Betting on Hope (Thomas Nelson, February 2015)

A bet gone wrong. A small town’s meddling. And a cowboy intent on saving his ranch.

Maggie Hope is an advice columnist whose background leaves her with little advice to give . . . and it’s beginning to show. When Maggie fills in at an interview with champion horse trainer Tru Monahan, the on-camera chemistry between them is undeniable. Maggie’s bosses know this is the opportunity she’s been looking for to launch her career—and their bank accounts. In order to save her column, Maggie takes Tru up on the bet that he can teach her to ride a quick-stepping cutting horse like any cowgirl, despite the fact that she has never been on a horse. And in the meantime, she can get the scoop on the man under the cowboy hat.

Tru has been on the competition circuit for longer than he’d like, but he knows it’s the only way he can afford to keep the Four of Hearts Ranch that means so much to his ailing grandfather. So when his sponsors see the opportunity for Tru’s fans to get to know the star on a more intimate level, he knows he must oblige. To his dismay, Maggie not only invades his small town of Wishing Springs, but she also invades his heart, and that is something he cannot let any woman do-for her own good.

In Wishing Springs, Maggie finds what she has always been looking for: a community and a home. But when her past catches up to her, it threatens everything, even the tender hope that this town holds all of her heart’s desires.

Debra Clopton

About The Author

Debra Clopton is a multi-award winning novelist and has written more than 22 novels. Along with writing, Debra helps her husband teach the youth at their local Cowboy Church. Debra’s goal is to shine a light toward God while she entertains readers with her words.
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