Month: May 2017

BOOK REVIEW: The Lopsided Christmas Cake by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter

BOOK REVIEW: The Lopsided Christmas Cake by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter

Join the Hochstetler twin sisters on stage as they bumble their way through baking a cake for a charity auction in front of a live audience. The take-charge Elma and the klutzy optimist Thelma manage to entertain their audience—and attract the admiration of two bachelors, an outspoken woodworker and a shy harness maker from a neighboring Amish community. As fall leads into the Christmas season, could romance be blossoming for one or more of the Hochstetler twins? When their Grandparents pass away in a buggy accident Elma and Thelma are surprised when their home and store are left to the twins in the will.  Moving away from their family to take over their Grandparents’ place provided it’s own set of challenges, including finding ways to meet and build relationships within their new community.  Enter the charity auction.  Through some bumps and bruises, the girls manage to find their way in […]

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Children’s Claritin

PRODUCT REVIEW: Children’s Claritin

One of the benefits of being a BuzzAgent is being provided products to try and review.  Being selected for Children’s Claritin is  a win-win.  We need allergy relief, and they provided some complimentary for a review. Our box of Claritin came with a box of bubblegum flavored chewables and a bottle of grape flavored liquid.  With the Minions of Mayhem raging from 8 (now 9) to 2 it was the perfect setup.  Well, almost perfect.  Since the time he was a little thing Munchkin has never tolerated any medication unless it was grape flavored.  Bubblegum – his least favorite.  That hasn’t changed in all the growing up years.  Which is fine, it’s not like we don’t have stock of the one he does like.  Moo and Goobie, they are more amiable but they aren’t fond of the bubblegum flavor either.  They’ll take it but there are faces involved.  Squirt is […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Chapel Car Bride by Judith Miller

BOOK REVIEW: The Chapel Car Bride by Judith Miller

Hope Irvine always sees the best in people. While traveling on the rails with her missionary father, she attracts the attention of a miner named Luke and a young mine manager. When Luke begins to suspect the manager is using Hope’s missions of mercy as a cover for illegal activities, can he discover the truth without putting her in danger? Hope grew up living with her Aunt after her mother passed away and while her father worked in the Chapel Car Ministry.  Now that she is grown and her Aunt has passed as well, Hope decides to join her father on the rails.  He’s not so sure but she’s convinced it’s where God needs her to be.  When they arrive in the mine town of Finch, WV; the assignment from the association, she is more than convinced when she meets Luke and their friendship blossoms.   Kirby, the mine owners […]

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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.  I’ve picked this book up and started it so many times and then one thing or another happens and it’s distraction city.  It seems like a really good book, an engaging story, and perhaps characters I could really bond with…if I could stay committed to the task.  Perhaps if I move it from the shelf to the bedside I might follow through? When his pregnant wife dies in a shipwreck, Jesse Morgan gives up his wealth and place in Seattle society. He relegates himself to a tiny community where he dedicates his life to protecting others from the ocean. As keeper of a remote lighthouse along a dangerous coast […]

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For the Love of Books

For the Love of Books

In case you, perhaps maybe, live under a rock at the back of a cave on a deserted island, didn’t know, I love books.  I love reading them, holding them, the way the smell.  I love collecting them, organizing them, and talking about them.  I love book stores and libraries.  I even love eBooks as they are easier to read in bed – no having to move to turn off the light.  I’ve always loved books.  It was instilled in my for basically my entire life.  For this…I blame my Mother. From the time I can remember, books were part of my life.  Every birthday and holiday simply added to our book collections.  Every week a library visit to find even more new worlds and friends and stories.  I can’t remember a time in my life that I was surrounded by books.  There have been times where reading has taken […]

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