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The Lost Dutchman’s Secret

The Lost Dutchman’s Secret

My Thoughts Having known the story of Rumplestillskin, I picked up on its underlying theme quickly. It had been a fairytale I’d enjoyed as a little girl. This adaptation of the story was interesting for sure and the author made all the right elements work. But… The...

The Great Sex Rescue

The Great Sex Rescue

💥😲I have been making my way through this book and let me tell you, it just put the leaders of the church on notice!⚠️ We have been indoctrinated by the thinking that what happens in the bedroom of married couples is for his satisfaction, his desires, and his demands....

The Nutcracker Suite

The Nutcracker Suite

My Thoughts Ever since I was a little girl, the nutcracker has been one of my favorite Christmas tales. I remember watching Baryshnikov slay mice and fly across the stage as the nutcracker. In fact one year for Halloween she dressed as Clara and carried a little...

Reclaiming Hope release week

Reclaiming Hope release week

Reclaiming Hope release week of fun Starting December 7th Take me away We’re talking about dream islands this week in celebration of Carolyn Miller’s release of Reclaiming Hope. This is also the last book on the Hooper Island tour. I hope you have enjoyed...

Lost in Darkness

Lost in Darkness

My thoughts From the moment I saw the name “Mary Shelly” in the description, I knew I had to read Lost in Darkness. When I first read Frankenstein back in high school, I knew that the poor monster had to be more than just an evil combination of some mad man desperate...

Murder at the Empire

Murder at the Empire

My Thoughts A tale that made me feel various emotions, Murder at the Empire had me flipping through pages, eager to see what’s next. I must admit, in the beginning, I was irritated with all the male power tripping but I know it was all part of the time, and the story....

Footprints on Her Heart release week of fun

Footprints on Her Heart release week of fun

My funniest pet I have had a good amount of pets in my life. Dogs, cats, hampsters, fish, and Guinea pigs. All have held special places in my heart. All left their mark when they crossed the “Rainbow bridge”.  I have been trying to decide which of the...

The Spice King

The Spice King

My Thoughts What an interesting tale of espionage, care giving, government intrigue, family loyalty, and forbidden romance. Let me set the stage, so to speak. Two sisters who long for more than farm life make their way to Washington D. C. and independence. Their...

What’s in a shoe?

What’s in a shoe?

Shoes, shoes — everywhere there’s shoes. Red shoes, blue shoes; short shoes, tall shoes; rounded toe shoes, pointed-toe shoes; dance shoes, running shoes.  At nine months old, the little girl in the pink summer romper gazed in wonder at the towering wall of shoes...

What’s In a Face?

What’s In a Face?

What’s in a face? (For the "release week of fun" for More Than A Heartthrob by Kari Trumbo, the authors posted make-up tips. this was mine.) In keeping with the spirit of “Gram”, my tip doesn’t come from myself but my grandma A. Grandma A was a sassy sort but she had...

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