Month: May 2017

BOOK REVIEW: What the Bishop Saw by Vannetta Chapman

BOOK REVIEW: What the Bishop Saw by Vannetta Chapman

Honestly, I’m not even sure where to begin.  It’s no mystery that you can win my heart by giving me a mystery.  Given a choice I’ll always go mystery, it’s just my niche.  However I have other preferred (please, you know I’ll read ‘anything’ except technical manuals people) genres and when you mix any other genre with a mystery it’s going to be right up my alley. Add to that an author that creates characters and setting that embraces you like a best friend and it can’t go wrong!  Henry Lapp suffered an accident as a child that resulted in a savant gift.  That gift, later in life, brought him into the English world in a way most English never get involved with.  After this encounter Lapp and many of his friends chose to relocate from their home to join a fledgling community in Colorado. There was so much to […]

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BOOK REVIEW: June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

BOOK REVIEW: June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

Twenty-five-year-old Cassie Danvers is holed up in her family’s crumbling mansion in rural St. Jude, Ohio, mourning the loss of the woman who raised her—her grandmother, June. But a knock on the door forces her out of isolation. Cassie has been named the sole heir to legendary matinee idol Jack Montgomery’s vast fortune. How did Jack Montgomery know her name? Could he have crossed paths with her grandmother all those years ago? What other shocking secrets could June’s once-stately mansion hold? Soon Jack’s famous daughters come knocking, determined to wrestle Cassie away from the inheritance they feel is their due. Together, they all come to discover the true reasons for June’s silence about that long-ago summer, when Hollywood came to town, and June and Jack’s lives were forever altered by murder, blackmail, and betrayal. As this page-turner shifts deftly between the past and present, Cassie and her guests will be […]

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GoodReads Monday

GoodReads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners.  Back to my incredibly unmanageable Kindle library (seriously there’s more books there than a normal person could read in a lifetime!) for this week’s Goodreads Monday.   A charming historical novel set in the late 1800s. Born and raised in the hills of Kentucky, Laura “Copper” Grace loves the wilderness of her home in Troublesome Creek. But when her stepmother threatens to send her away to boarding school to become a lady, Copper faces the possibility of losing everything that is precious to her. Copper must come to terms with her family and discover the true meaning of home. Nothing can drag her off the mountain, until the day […]

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Get to Know Me

Get to Know Me

I was tagged in this fun post by Kristin at A Simply Enchanted Life and with a little peer pressure decided, why not.  It was a cute idea, even though I really didn’t learn anything new about her I thought it would be fun and perhaps interesting for my blog readers to get to know a little bit more about the me behind the screen. ABOUT NAME:Janet (Fizzy) NICKNAMES: Meme, Fizzy, Jan (online), Janabel (at Kristin’s house) BIRTHDAY: August 18th STAR SIGN:Leo OCCUPATION: Member Services Representative (for USAA banking) LIVING IN: Missouri APPEARANCE HAIR COLOR: depending on the season light brown/dark blonde to medium brown HAIR LENGTH: Currently,mid-back EYE COLOR:Hazel green/brown BEST FEATURE: Random personality  BRACES: Never had ’em PIERCINGS: Each earlobes (one each – I have freakishly small ears), previously have had upper ear (same spot twice but…well) and navel (previously) TATTOOS: One RIGHT OR LEFT:Left PICTURE: My weekend […]

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RECIPE: Grandma’s Christmas Cake

RECIPE: Grandma’s Christmas Cake

Grandma’s Christmas Cake Author: Wanda Brunstetter Recipe type: Dessert Prep time:  30 mins Cook time:  35 mins Total time:  1 hour 5 mins Ingredients For Cake: 3 cups sifted cake flour 2½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ⅔ cup butter 2 eggs 1½ teaspoons vanilla 1¼ cups milk 1 small (3 ounce) box red Jell-O 1 small (3 ounce) box green Jell-O 1 (8 ounce) tub Cool Whip Filling: 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (8 ounce) tub Cool Whip InstructionsFor Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl and set aside. In mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat until fluffy, scraping down sides of bowl frequently and pour into two greased and floured 9-inch round pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done. Cool. Prick cakes several times with a fork and leave in pans. […]

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