Friday, September 30, 2011

Heiress by Susan May Warren

ABOUT HEIRESS by SUSAN MAY WARREN:

They can buy anything they want—fame, power, beauty, even loyalty.

But they can’t buy love.

The beautiful and wealthy heiress daughters of August Price can buy everything their hearts desire. But what if their desire is to be loved, without an enormous price tag attached? When one sister betrays another for the sake of love, will she find happiness? And what happens when the other sets out across the still untamed frontier to find it—will she discover she’s left it behind in the glamorous world of the New York gilded society? What price will each woman pay for being an heiress?

Set in the opulent world of the Gilded Age, two women discover that being an heiress just might cost them everything they love.

MY THOUGHTS:
I am not sure why Heiress is marketed as Christian fiction.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

September 24: Worldwide Day of Play!

I have two precious children. One of them is a boy.

A real boy.

If I let him, he would be outside…all day. Every day.

He loves playing outside. He loves shovels and dirt and water.

Yeah, you know where that’s going, eh?

A. very. dirty. boy.

A very HAPPY dirty boy!

I must admit that I prefer to curl up

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer

This week, CFBA is introducing Wings of a Dream by Anne Mateer.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Rebekah Hendricks dreams of a life far beyond her family's farm in Oklahoma, and when dashing aviator Arthur Samson promised adventure in the big city, she is quick to believe he's the man she's meant to marry. While she waits for the Great War to end and Arthur to return to her so they can pursue all their plans, her mother's sister falls ill. Rebekah seizes the opportunity to travel to Texas to care for Aunt Adabelle, seeing this chance to be closer to Arthur's training camp as God's approval of her plans.

But the Spanish flue epidemic changes everything. Faced with her aunt's death, Arthur's indecisiveness, and four children who have no one else to care for them, Rebekah is torn between the desire to escape the type of life she's always led and the unexpected love that just might change the dream of her heart.

MY THOUGHTS:
Rebekah was so

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Doughnut (Hole) Muffins

My husband and I have made the decision to start eating a bit more healthy. Are you laughing that I'm writing this at the beginning of a post called 'Doughnut (Hole) Muffins?!'

Just wait!

We are trying to make healthier choices. We're trying to keep white flour (including white pasta and rice) and white sugar to a bare minimum and gradually replacing the processed foods in our pantry.

Using whole wheat flour has been

Attention Keurig fans! Introducing Ekobrew!

I purchased a Keurig for my husband several years ago. He has told me again and again that it's his favorite present that he didn't even know he wanted! ;-)

Even though he is the only coffee drinker in the house, those K-cups can become expensive.

You've noticed, eh?

Like probably every other Keurig owner, in an attempt to save money, we've tried all of the other make-your-own k-cup reusable filter devices.

We've always been a bit disappointed. Until now.

Introducing the newest reusable filter on the block:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Today, CFBA is introducing A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Ostracized by her tribe because of her white father, Lizzie Dawson lives alone in the mountains of Alaska, practicing the ways of her people even as she resides in the small cabin her father built for her mother. She dreams of reconciling with her grandparents to fulfill her mother's dying request, but she has not yet found a way to bridge the gap that separate her from her tribe.

Clay Selby has always wanted to be like his father, a missionary who holds a great love for the native people and has brought many to God. Clay and his stepsister, Vivian, arrive in Alaska to set up a church and school among the Athbascan people. Clay is totally focused on this goal...until he meets a young, independent Indian woman with the most striking blue eyes he's ever seen.

But Lizzie is clearly not part of the tribe, and befriending her might have dire consequences for his mission. Will Clay be forced to choose between his desire to minister to the natives and the quiet nudging of his heart?

MY THOUGHTS:
If you're a regular reader of my

Friday, September 2, 2011

Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin and {GIVEAWAY}!


ABOUT THE BOOK:
Lt. Raymond Novak prefers the pulpit to the cockpit, but at least his stateside job training B-17 pilots allows him the luxury of a personal life. As he courts Helen Carlisle, a young war widow and mother who conceals her pain under a frenzy of volunteer work, the sparks of their romance set a fire that flings them both into peril.

After Ray leaves to fly a combat mission at the peak of the air war over Europe, Helen takes a job in a dangerous munitions yard and confronts an even graver menace in her own home. Will they find the courage to face their challenges? And can their young love survive until blue skies return?

MY THOUGHTS:
Blue Skies Tomorrow is the third book in Sarah Sundin’s Wings of Glory series, and I must say,
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