Monday, March 18, 2019

Shattered Silence by Marta Perry

Every once in a while, I win a book.  I won this one.  I enjoy Marta's books and so was excited that I had received it.

I hadn't previously read the first and second books of this series, but I don't think it deterred my enjoyment of this book in any way.

It had a few slow spots, but mostly there was good action and kept the suspense going.  I loved that it was a contemporary book which took a little part of it to incorporate some Amish parts in it.  It keeps you guessing.  Enjoyed the romance and thought it was a pretty good read.  Glad I won a copy!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The Flexible Pescatarian by Jo Pratt

OK, I will be the first to admit, I don't care for sea food... but this book was more than just fish, as I first assumed.  It had some wonderful vegetable dishes in there, too.  Those I was really super impressed with and will be trying one of them tonight. I even saw some new ingredients that sounded interesting to me, such as I had no clue what "harissa" was but I do now.  Always good to learn about new ingredients and new recipes.

It almost makes me want to try some fish dishes.  Yes, I know that they are probably healthy, so I should try to incorporate them into my family's diet.  This book might just convince even me!  I was very impressed with the pictures of the recipes and I will be trying them.

I felt this was a great addition to my cookbooks.  Time to start trying some new recipes and a new way of healthy eating.  Can't wait to try!

I received an ebook copy from NetGalley.  All thoughts are my own.

The Modern Cheesemaker by Morgan McGlynn

I was excited about this book.  One of my neighbors makes her own cheese, something that seemed pretty impressive to me and something I never thought would be do-able for me.  I love flavorful cheese and it would be so amazing to make my own. 

The book had beautiful photos, step by step directions, as well as a handy list of needed tools andd equipment in which to make these beautiful and flavorful cheeses.  It also included goat cheese, which looked so delicious. I think I will be referring to this book often!

I was given an book copy of this book from NetGalley.  All thoughts are my own.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Cowboy's Reality Bride "The Blushing Brides Series" by Lorana Hoopes

This was a great read by the author.  She has written another clean and Christian contemporary romance.  Nowadays somewhat hard to find, so I am always grateful for that.  It was a well written book and I loved the characters and I highly recommend this book.  I will be reading more from this author.  Excellent!

I received an ebook copy from the author.  All thoughts are my own.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Convergence by Ginny L. Yttrup

So this book was anything but boring.  Suspense, yes!  The book captivated my attention and I had to find out who the culprit was and how it was "pulled off".

I have to admit, though, as I first started to read it, I was kind of confused  as it was written in first person by two people.  And the time frames of the way things occurred are not in date sequence.  I am not one who has paid much attention to chapter headings in the past, but I would suggest to the reader to pay attention to "names and dates" as presented in the chapter headings.  It will make the events easier to follow.

That said, the book absolutely enthralled me.  If the genre was intended to be a suspenseful book, it passed that requirement!  I was fascinated how the author combined suspense and faith in God together as Denilyn went through her stressful and difficult trials.  Great book!  You won't want to miss this one.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Sachsische Sagen by Hans-Jorg Uther

This was a book given to me by my German aunt.  It was fun for me because its sayings and quick stories for the area where my father and his ancestors are mostly from.  It had many folk tales and stories that were passed down through the history of the various locations that are located in this part of Germany.

Fun book, in the German language that will have fun meaning for those of this area.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Daughters of Northern Shores by Joanne Bischof

This was a really excellent read.  I hadn't read an excerpt from the book prior to reading and was nicely surprised at what an interesting book it was.  The book enthralled me at how medicine has changed and the lack of knowledge of what we consider to be normal safety precautions were totally not considered at this period of time.  This was a great book.  I really enjoy the authors style.

I received an ebook copy of this book from NetGalley.  All thoughts are my own.