Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

Posted February 9, 2018 by Fizzy Pop in Random Thoughts / 10 Comments

Today I’m doing something I never thought in a million years I’d actually have to do.  We had talked about it, of course, as we were both practical people but I never believed it would happen.  I’m older, I was supposed to go first.  Amanda was my local best friend.  I’ve been blessed with a few dedicated close friends so I have to label them, it’s a thing.  There are going be a lot of stories about what a kind person she was.  They are all true.  There are going to be a lot of stories about what a giving person she was, always looking to find solutions and ways to help others.  They are all true.  There are going to be a lot of stories about how her children were her life and she would give anything for them.  They are all true.  However, I’m going to give you […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Liza’s Second Chance by Molly Jebber

BOOK REVIEW: Liza’s Second Chance by Molly Jebber

I’m a sitting here, having just finished reading this book and I have no idea where to start writing.  Not a clue.  I’m drowning people!  This book intrigued me when I first came across it and knew I needed to read it.  I pictured quaint scenes set in a cozy bakery with lovably flawed characters and deep story lines of love, faith and redemption.  The truth was I was bored.  I got cozy bakery scenes.  I got flawed characters.  I got love, faith and redemption.  I didn’t get lovably or deep.  I got bored.  A book that should have taken me just a few hours to read took all day.  I kept getting up to do something else between scenes.  I did like the book so don’t let any of this detract you from the bigger story. Reading an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) always comes with it’s own set of […]

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Kathleen Fuller

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Kathleen Fuller

Posted February 5, 2018 by Fizzy Pop in Author Interview, Kathleen Fuller / 1 Comment

If you have been around more than a minute then you will know how much I LOVE Kathleen Fuller’s books.  OK, I’m pretty fond of her as well.  I had the opportunity to sit down with her last winter to talk about all things holiday.  When given another opportunity to chat with her, Kristin and I had to take it.  This time we are talking about writing, chocolate, and her new book ‘Words from the Heart’.  So grab a cuppa and join us! Everyone knows that chocolate and coffee makes the world go ‘round. But, if you couldn’t have chocolate, what would be your go-to substitute? Perish the thought, but since you asked, probably cheese—the other major food group. (I think we may have been separated at birth…just sayin’!) Words of the Heart is the third in the Amish Letters series. Is this the final book or can we expect […]

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Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday

Posted February 5, 2018 by Fizzy Pop in Goodreads Monday, Kathleen Fuller / 0 Comments

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. Remember last week when I shared a book that is coming out soon and I can’t wait to read it?  Yeah, about that.  Next week Kathleen Fuller’s third book in the Amish Letters series releases and I have been waiting for 6 months.  Yes 6 months to get my hands on this book.  I need this book in my hands yesterday! Words from the Heart by Kathleen Fuller Series: Amish Letters #3 Published by Thomas Nelson on February 13th 2018 Genres: Amish & Mennonite, Christian, Clean & Wholesome, Fiction, Romance, Small Town & Rural Pages: 320 Amazon|Barnes&Noble|Goodreads Her fingertips brushed against something else in the box of doilies. She […]

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Reflections

Reflections

Posted February 4, 2018 by Fizzy Pop in Reflections, Wanda E. Brunstetter / 0 Comments

Reflections is a weekly meme hosted by Kristin of A Simply Enchanted Life and Fizzy of Fizzy Pop Collection. Every Sunday we will dig deeper in our recent reads to explore the real-life lessons within the pages. Reading the book yourself is not necessary to participate. If you would like to host your own reflection, you’re welcome to copy and paste this introduction, with the link to our pages. You may use our current or prior reflections or come up with your own. In ‘The Celebration‘ by Wanda Brunstetter, Velma is an interesting character.  She’s a little bit different with a harder edge around her.  With 4 children, two whom have left home and a truck driver husband whose crusty edge is even harder she brings an interesting perspective to the story.  Velma believes that it’s best to let our children learn life’s lessons from their own mistakes.  Do you […]

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