Month: June 2017

BOOK REVIEW: High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin

BOOK REVIEW: High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin

In 1917, Evelyn Marche is just one of many women who has been widowed by the war. A British nurse trapped in German-occupied Brussels, she spends her days working at a hospital and her nights as a waitress in her aunt and uncle’s café. Eve also has a carefully guarded secret keeping her in constant danger: She’s a spy working for a Belgian resistance group in league with the British Secret Service. When a British plane crashes in Brussels Park, Eve is the first to reach the downed plane and is shocked to discover she recognizes the badly injured pilot. British RFC Captain Simon Forrester is now a prisoner of war, and Eve knows he could be shot as a spy at any time. She risks her own life to hide him from the Germans, but as the danger mounts and the secrets between them grow, their chance of survival […]

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RECIPE: Fudgey Chocolate Chunk Brownies

RECIPE: Fudgey Chocolate Chunk Brownies

By the time this recipe goes live weeks will have passed, never mind that.  It’s a Munchkin weekend but he’s off to see a movie for a couple of hours and I’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth coming on.  Nothing drastic but still a small craving is building.  Brownies maybe?  I’ve not made brownies in eons.  Off to Pinterest I went to find something new, different, brownie-ish.  And I found these at Something Swanky.  I had to give them a try.  Never mind that it’s closing in on bedtime.  Never mind that the last thing I need to is indulge in brownies, or anything so rich, that close to bedtime.  I had to make them!  And I did.  And they were delectable, the perfect rich ooey-gooey yumminess that soothed my sweet tooth and made a happy Munchkin when he came in (just as they were coming from the […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere

BOOK REVIEW: The Captain’s Daughter by Jennifer Delamere

When a series of circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater that is presenting the most popular show in London. A talented musician and singer, she feels immediately at home and soon becomes enthralled with the idea of pursuing a career on the stage. A hand injury during a skirmish in India has forced Nate Moran out of the army until he recovers. Filling his time at a stable of horses for hire in London, he has also spent the past two months working nights as a stagehand, filling in for his injured brother. Although he’s glad he can help his family through a tough time, he is counting the days until he can rejoin his regiment. London holds bitter memories for him that he is anxious to escape. But then he meets the beautiful woman […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

BOOK REVIEW: Wings of the Wind by Connilyn Cossette

I’ve been flying through the books in this series, I’m so invested in the characters and the way that the author has the talent to take this period of Biblical history and made it so real and alive.  I was ready to jump into the lives of these people I have fallen in love with.  I realized that the names for the synopsis were not one’s I’d seen before.  Perhaps children or grandchildren?  Perhaps a continuation of Jumo or Dvorah’s story a generation later?  Perhaps?  Well, I made myself stop perhaps-ing and jumped into the book with glee.  And pulled up on the excitement.  I was jumping back in 40 years later, just as the Israelites were on the cusp of taking the promised land.  Shira was there, Kiya was there but what about Ayal and Jumo and Ebon?  I was sorta kinda maybe perhaps becoming interested in Dvorah and […]

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BOOK REVIEW: None so Blind by Chautona Havig

BOOK REVIEW: None so Blind by Chautona Havig

Dani and Ella Weeks-two women who share one thing in common-the same life, the same family, and the same body. When Dani wakes with no knowledge of who or where she is-no memories of her life at all-David and Dani Weeks discover that “til death do us part” takes on an entirely unexpected meaning. Practically speaking, Dani died. But she didn’t. In a desperate attempt to separate the old life from the new, Dani insists on a new name-Ella. Ella’s doctors can’t explain what happened. Her children can’t understand why she doesn’t know them, and her husband finds himself torn between admiration for the “new” version of his wife and missing the woman he’s known for over fifteen years. Will Ella ever regain her memory? Why does their pastor suspect it’s one great hoax? Give me a moment to fangirl.  I loved this book!  I loved the premise, the execution, […]

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