Beloved by Robin Lee Hatcher was an amazing book. I really enjoyed this book. I read this book in a few hours because the author did such a good job of grabbing my attention from the first page and didn’t want to put it down. I understood so much about Diana because she seems so much like me that I understood her choices and I also wanted the best for her. In this story you get to see Diana as her husband comes back into her life just as she was about to announce her engagement to a new gentlemen. She thought that her husband had been killed because he was gone for years and he had no contact with anyone in his family. You get to watch Tyson prove to his wife that he loves her and that he wants the marriage to work. I loved everything about this book and the characters. I can’t wait to check out more books by this author because her writing grabs me from the first page.
About The Book
Diana is ready to begin a new chapter in her life-until the husband she believed dead reappears at her engagement party.
Diana Brennan came west on the orphan train and was given a home with a loving couple who cherished and spoiled her. At 17, she fell hard for Tyson Applegate, the son of a wealthy mine owner. After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, Tyson took off for adventures around the world, including fighting with the Rough Riders in Cuba. Receiving no word from him in years, Diana’s infatuation with her dashing husband died an ugly death, and she is ready to move past the old pain and marry again, just as soon as Tyson is declared legally dead.
But when Tyson returns, claiming to be a changed man, he wants to reunite with his wife and run for the senate. While Diana suspects the election is his real reason for wanting her by his side, she agrees to maintain his home and to campaign with him, but when it is over, win or lose, she wants her freedom.
He agrees with one condition—she must give him a chance to change her mind about him.
About The Author
Robin is the author of 65+ novels and novellas. Her home is in Idaho, where she spends her time writing stories of faith, courage, and love; pondering the things of God; and loving her family and friends.
Learn more at:http://www.robinleehatcher.com
This week for the writers workshop I am going to write about number 4 which is something you’re thankful for this week. I chose this one because Thanksgiving is coming up in the United States. I see on Facebook that people post one thing each day that they are thankful for so I figured that I would post a few things I am thankful for.
- I am thankful that I have a job and through that job I am able to have health insurance.
- I am thankful for my grandparents who are letting me stay with them because I don’t make enough to pay rent and I make too much to live in the low income apartments. (Even though some people think that I am staying there because I am lazy)
- I am thankful that the Multiple Sclerosis isn’t as bad as it could be and that unless I tell you I have it you can’t tell because I don’t “look sick”.
- I am thankful that I learned the the majority of my family is full of shit and I can ignore what they say because it doesn’t matter.
- I am thankful that my grandparents took my brother and I in when we were younger and that they raised us.
- I am thankful that I only had to work 3 days this week so I get a 4 day weekend.
Those are just a few things I am thankful for today. What are you thankful for today?
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To Know You by Shannon Ethridge & Kathryn Mackel was a good book to read. I really enjoyed reading this and I have to say I love how the book came full circle and I was in love with the ending to this book. I found that at times I would get pissed off at Julia by how she acted and other times I totally understood why she did the things that she did. There are so many ups and downs in this book that kept me going because I was always wondering what was going to happen next with the characters. Like I said before the book goes full circle and I loved that about it. I am so glad I got the chance to read this book.
Julia and Matt Whittaker’s son has beaten the odds for thirteen years only to have the odds—and his liver—crash precipitously. The only hope for his survival is a “living liver” transplant, but the transplant list is long and Dillon’s time is short. His two older half-sisters, born eighteen months apart to two different fathers, offer his only hope for survival.
But can Julia ask a young woman—someone she surrendered to strangers long ago and has never spoken with—to make such a sacrifice to save a brother she’s never known? Can she muster the courage to journey back into a shame-filled season of her life, face her choices and their consequences, and find any hope of healing?
In To Know You, Shannon Ethridge and Kathryn Mackel explore how the past creates the present . . . and how even the most shattered lives can be redeemed.
Learn more about Shannon:http://www.shannonethridge.com
Kathryn Mackel is a best-selling author and acclaimed screenwriter for Disney and Fox. She was on the screenwriting team for Left Behind: The Movie, and Frank Peretti’s Hangman’s Curse. She is the acclaimed author of “The Surrogate”, “The Departed”, and “The Hidden” and resides in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband.
I got the idea for today’s post from The Daily Post and figured I would answer the 10 questions that they had listed because I didn’t have much time to get a post ready for today. I am always going crazy because I have to get a weeks worth of blogging done before I am off of work during the week of Thanksgiving.
- What is your favorite word? I don’t know that I have a favorite word. I am always saying words wrong on purpose but if I had to pick one word that was my favorite I would have to say it would be Puce. I like the word because it is fun to say and there is no set color for what color it is.
- What is your least favorite word? I would have to go with effect & affect because for the life of me I can never remember which one is which and I always end up having to google them and see which one I should be using.
- What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? I would have to say music is what makes me start thinking and wanting to get creative.
- What turns you off? Stress and being depressed.
- What is your favorite curse word? I would have to say shit is my favorite curse word but I do used some of the others at times as well.
- What sound or noise do you love? I can’t really say that there is one sound that I love more than other sounds. I do love listening to the bag pipes even though they make me want to cry most of the time.
- What sound or noise do you hate? I hate nails on the chalkboard and even now just thinking about it make me want to cringe and it also makes my fingers hurt.
- What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? I have always wanted to be a life flight nurse so I would love to try that or even being a lawyer.
- What profession would you not like to do? I would hate to teach school because I don’t have the patience to do that kind of work.
- If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? I am not sure but I know I would want to know why things happened in my life. I might be the one to ask why before he even got a chance to say anything at all.
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Here is the phone case that I got in October from Phone Case Of The Month. I am a month behind now because it took me so long to post the case that I got in September because I wasn’t a huge fan of it. This months case is a little bit more my style but I am starting to think that it is time to cancel my subscription because I am not a huge fan of the cases I have I got the last few months.
What do you think of this case?
Joyfully Yours by Amy Lamont was a super cute book to read. This was such a fun story and I loved that I was able to read it in an hour or so. I love short stories that I can read quick but yet even though they are short stories I still I get to know the characters. This book was wonderfully written and to be honest with everyone she did an amazing job of keeping the story short and yet not making you feel like you are missing out on anything or like the story should have been longer. I wish the book was longer because I loved the characters and was sad when the book was over. This is sweet book to read this Christmas season for a quick pick me up if you are down.
About Joyfully Yours by Amy Lamont
A musician and a priest walk into a grocery store—singer Faith Leary thinks this is a better opening for an off-color joke than a recipe for romance, until she finds herself ogling Father Michael in the checkout line the day before Thanksgiving.
When Father Michael first steps in to bail Faith out of her financial jam, Faith thinks she’s being picked up at the grocery store. Right up until she catches sight of the black shirt and tab collar. Since not much in her life is going her way lately, it doesn’t come as much of a shock when Michael turns up at her mother’s Thanksgiving dinner. What does come as a surprise is the attraction that springs up between them. If only he weren’t a priest, he would be perfect for her.
Faith’s sister finds Father Michael attractive, too, and she’s making no bones about it. Scenes from the Thorn Birds flitting through her head, it comes as a relief to Faith to find out Michael is not exactly what he seems. It’s good news until she realizes her sister is a far better match for him than her screw-up self could ever be. But if that’s true, why does Michael insist on seeing only the good in Faith, no matter how often she falls short of her too perfect sister?
About Amy Lamont
Amy Lamont writes contemporary and New Adult romance about quirky heroines and hunky heroes. Over the years she’s had some jobs she loved (working as a program coordinator for a non-profit animal rescue), some jobs she liked (freelance writing), and some jobs she hated (her experience as a waitress has turned her into the excellent tipper she is today). But nothing gives her greater joy than writing romances that pack an emotional punch and come with a guaranteed happily ever after.
Amy lives in New England with her husband, twin daughters, and two rescue mutts. She loves chatting with readers. To get in touch, visit her at www.amylamont.com.
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I received a email from NaBloPoMo that had blog post ideas for the whole month of November and this one was the prompt for November 1st: If you found one million dollars in the morning and had to spend it by nightfall, what would you do with the money? I loved this post prompt so I wanted to write a post about it and tell everyone what I would do with one million dollars and 24 hours.
I would like to say that I would donate part of the money to some charity but I know that I would never do that because at times I wonder what charities actually do with the money. So I know the first thing I would do is by a new MacBook Pro and also an iMac because I have been missing my laptop this year and I have always wanted an iMac.
I also would probably go buy a new car and a condo/townhouse. I don’t want a house because I don’t have the energy or time to keep up a yard. I also don’t care if I share walls with a neighbor. To me being out of my grandparents house is what I really want/need. I could go on about that but for now I am just going to leave it at the fact that I want to get out but can’t because of bills and what I make at my job. I have no idea what type of car I would get because the cars I am liking right now aren’t super good in the winter.
I think I would probably also go and buy clothes and things like that because god knows I love to shop and if I had the money I would be shopping all the time. Other than that I can’t really think of anything that I would do with the money. I guess if I had left over money I would donate it to Villalobos because I would love to be able to help out the pitbulls that she has there and I love everything about the show that they are on.
So that is all that I would do with the money. What would you do with one million dollars and 24 hrs?