Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Contest.....sort of.....

I'm giving 10 bagillion-gillion dollars to the first person who can identify these younguns and the creature with them.

Here's a hint....WACS.....................Happy guessing!

UPDATE!!!   We have a winner!  Jenn, you got it! Your check is in the mail......(wink,wink)!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Just arrived!

I just got my copy of "What the Heart Sees" by Kathleen Fuller!  Can't wait to read it !  Of course, I'll be posting a review so check back for that.  This is another collection of Amish Romances, "A Miracle for Miriam", A Place of His Own", and "What the Heart Sees".  You may remember "What the Heart Sees' from my review of "An Amish Love".  So I probably won't say too much about that one again although I must say it was my favorite of that particular collection.  Thanks to Thomas Nelson publishers and their BookSneeze review program for my free copy.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Book Review: Journey to Riverbend

Journey to Riverbend by Henry McLaughlin   

First of all, I need to preface this review with a disclaimer. Christians have many areas of doctrinal differences. I don’t always agree with the doctrines in every book I read and review but I try to be fair and not judgmental.

Journey to Riverbend is not just a story about a physical journey. It’s a story about the journey from sin to redemption and forgiveness, from being lost, then found.

Michael Archer begins a journey to the town of Riverbend on behalf of Ben Carstair. Young Ben, who has just been hanged for a crime Michael is sure that he didn’t commit, was thrown off the family ranch years ago. His dying wish was to be reconciled to his father, Sam Carstairs, and Michael is determined to carry out this wish. When Michael gets to Riverbend, he meets the local pastor and his family and their houseguest, Rachel Stone. Like Michael, Rachel has a past that she would like to forget, and like Michael, she has become a believer in Jesus. Thus begins their journey toward each other.

Before Michael has a chance to meet with Mr. Carstairs, Sam is kidnapped in retaliation for something he did in the past. Because Sam is a prominent citizen of Riverbend, the town forms a posse and Michael joins in order to fulfill his promise to Ben.

If you like historical fiction set in the old west with lots of action and some romance thrown in, then you will want to read this. It has gunfights, stagecoaches, ranch hands, hangings, sin, grit, good guys, bad guys, tension, suspense, forgiveness, redemption, romance, prayer and reconciliation.

Mr. McLaughlin makes the settings and scenery come alive with skillful and artful descriptions. We get to know the characters by McLaughlin allowing us to hear their internal thoughts.

There are a ton of characters to keep track of, which I found a little confusing, but each has an important role in the various journeys, and they don’t end with this book. Apparently, Mr. McLaughlin has a sequel in the works.

This book is appropriate for adult readers but because it can be graphic in some places, I would not recommend it for anyone younger.

Personally, I would love to see this made into a movie!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. through their book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed above are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Things I like Thursday

These people

And these people (my camera added that white blob....)

sparkle-ee snow

and these.......

go   here   to see more from Grape Country Candles........THE. BEST. CANDLES. IN .THE. WORLD.

My picket fence.... I's old... that's what I like about it!

My thrift store and dollar store snowmen dishes

Love this! My Mom painted it!

And always  this!    God's word, His voice to us....powerful, healing, peaceful and always true.....

Other things I like:    my son-in-law's home roasted coffee (Get the hint Joel?)
                               my dishwasher
                               friends who plow our dirveway
                               my laptop
                              The Hallmark channel  (pre-Martha)
                              any dish that combines pumpkin and cream cheese
                              NCIS, Monk, Psych (don't get me started!)
Phew....that's all for now......................

Check back for my next book review, and it's NOT Amish, even though they are my favorite !

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