BOOK REVIEW: Sanders’ Starfish by Tara C Allred

BOOK REVIEW: Sanders’ Starfish by Tara C Allred

Dr. John Sanders is about to begin his career as a clinical psychologist. Full of optimism, he believes he can make a difference and is eager to provide hope to a group the world has deemed hopeless. Yet in John’s quest to offer those in his care a second chance, he embarks on his own journey of self-discovery. In his search, clear answers become scrambled confusion while the unimaginable truth is trapped in a complex web.  Have you ever sat down to write a review but you really don’t know how to get started?  OK, well yeah like every single review I write.  This time it’s more a I liked this book, but…There are some things that didn’t work for me.  Before I start my usual picking lets talk about the story.  John Sanders is young, idealistic, following something he chose as a passion while still just a child and […]

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BOOK REVIEW:  An Eclair to Remember by Rich Amooi

BOOK REVIEW: An Eclair to Remember by Rich Amooi

Sydney St. James has decided to settle. She says yes to Mr. Not Quite Right and sets sail on a cruise to Alaska for her bachelorette party. But when Sydney meets Silicon Valley’s most eligible bachelor aboard the ship, her world turns upside down. Oscar Martin is handsome, charming, and to make matters worse…he gets her completely. Oscar has his own problems—and his own fiancee. He’d planned the cruise as a last ditch attempt to save their relationship, but she decided to skip it. The tide turns when he meets Sydney as they both reach for the last eclair at the dessert station. Now he can’t get the beautiful, feisty woman off his mind. Oscar is certain serendipity brought them together. Sydney is not so sure. But the cruise will be a trip of self-discovery for both of them, and fate will have the final word. If you are looking […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Light of My Heart by Ginny Aiken

BOOK REVIEW: Light of My Heart by Ginny Aiken

Dr. Letitia Morgan comes to Hartville, Colorado, in the late 1800s to follow her God-given calling to heal. Soon she becomes Hartville’s ministering angel, reaching out to the children of the town drunk, and skillfully touching all who need her. But not everyone warms to the lovely new physician and Letty ruffles plenty of feathers when she takes on Hartville’s thriving brothels. As she rescues first one then another young girl forced into the sordid trade, Letty becomes the target of some of the town’s most powerful people.Eric Wagner, Hartville’s newspaper editor, finds he got much more than he bargained for when he brought this female doctor to town. As Letty stirs more controversy with each passing day, he wonders if he can save the noble-minded doctor from herself. This is heart-warming and engaging fiction at its best, straight from the pen of a skilled storyteller. Raised by a ‘proper’ […]

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RECIPE: Cashew Chicken (Springfield MO recipe)

RECIPE: Cashew Chicken (Springfield MO recipe)

If you have never lived in, visited, or traveled through Southwest Missouri then you have no idea what you are missing. If you have never been to a Southwest Missouri oriental restaurant and ordered cashew chicken then you have missed one of the best things on this dear beloved planet. If you go to an oriental restaurant, even in Southwest Missouri, and they have something called Springfield Style Cashew Chicken save yourself…don’t order it! Yes, Cashew Chicken is the stuff of legend, the occasional taste bud craving, and seriously it’s own food group. Unfortunately, up here in BoMo, since China Pearl closed the availability of ‘good’ cashew chicken is gone. I’ve been kinda jones-ing for some here lately but never in Springfield to get the hookup and too lazy to make it. It’s super easy to make. Ma and I went out a few weeks ago to a restaurant she […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Courage in Patience by Beth Fehlbaum

BOOK REVIEW: Courage in Patience by Beth Fehlbaum

Courage in Patience Courage to endure. Courage to survive. Courage to overcome. Tenacious 14-year-old Ashley Asher claws her way back to normalcy after enduring six years of an unimaginable Hell. Uprooted from her negligent and selfish mother, Ashley finds solace in the safety of her father’s home. Building a relationship with her stepmother, she’s finally able to open up and confront the past that haunts her. With the help of her stepmom, therapist, and a group of troubled adolescents, Ashley battles her demons, struggling to find the normal teenage life she’s always wanted. Can Ashley find the strength and courage to overcome the horrors of her past while fighting for the future she so deserves? Talk about a hard book to review.  As I sit at the keyboard I’m still trying to gather my facts.  So let’s start with the facts.  This book was so well written.  The characters, for […]

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