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Friday, February 11, 2022

The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water Review


When Kendra Brennan moves into her grandfather's old cabin on Hidden Lake, she has a problem and a plan. The problem? An inflammatory letter from A Very Disappointed Reader that's keeping her from writing her next novel as long as its claims go unanswered. The plan? To confront Tyler, her childhood best friend's brother--and the man who inspired the antagonist in her first book--in order to prove to herself that she told the truth as all good novelists should.


What she discovers as she delves into the murky past is not what she expected. Facing Tyler isn't easy, but facing the truth of her failed friendship with his sister, Cami, may be the hardest thing she's ever had to do.

Award-winning novelist Erin Bartels searches the heart with this lyrical exploration of how a friendship dies, how we can face the unforgiveable, and how even those who have been hurt can learn to love with abandon.

My Thoughts on This Book

 I found this book beautifully written. This was the first I have read from this author and she didn't disappoint. I didn't quite know what to expect when choosing to read this because the title was a bit misleading but I found it gripping and couldn't put it down. 

I have had my fair share of reading Christian Fiction stories over the years and a lot would seem unrealistic and preachy. I felt this was a realistic story that could easily been been read by anyone. Look forward to seeing more by this author.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher as an exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Labyrinth of Lies by Irene Hannon Review


About This Book

When the daughter of a high-profile businessman disappears from an exclusive girls' boarding school, police detective Cate Reilly is tapped for an undercover assignment. It doesn't take her long to realize that beneath the veneer of polish and wealth, things are not as they seem at Ivy Hill Academy. But the biggest surprise of all? The only man she ever loved is also working at the school.

Zeke Sloan has never forgotten Cate, but now isn't the best time for their paths to cross again. When their two seemingly disparate agendas begin to intertwine--and startling connections emerge among the players--the danger escalates significantly. But who is the mastermind behind the elaborate ruse? And how far will they go to protect their house of cards?

 My Thoughts on This Book

I was not disappointed with Book 2 of the Triple Threat series.. Labyrinth of Lies. I absolutely loved the first one and couldn't wait to read this. This one leaves us where the first one left off (don't let that detour you if you choose to read this one first. You can easily pick up hints from the previous novel as you read along) 

This series follows each of the three sisters, Book Two is all about Cate. She is not ready for another undercover assignment as a county detective, but was told she was the perfect fit. A perfect fit as a 33 yr old woman to play a teenager doesn't make much sense to Cate but she jumps right in so she can help solve a case of a missing student and her boyfriend. She wasn't prepared who she would see when she arrived at the boarding school. Zeke, her past love, ends up on a case as an undercover Spanish teacher, that brings them to the same location and in the end working as a team to take down the bad guys. You not only get suspense but also a romance intertwined. Set in several different viewpoints. This way of reading allows you to get into the characters and see things through their eyes. This is what makes Irene Hannon's books a must read... 

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Point of Danger by Irene Hannon Review


About This Book

Radio talk show host Eve Reilly is used to backlash from her pot-stirring on-air commentary and interviews, but not it seems a disgruntled listener is resorting to more than angry words to express their displeasure. When a suspicious package arrives on her doorstep, Eve turns to law enforcement for help.

Police detective Brent Lange can't find any evidence to link the string of unsettling incidents that follows, but he's convinced they're connected. As the harassment grows more menacing, it becomes clear someone wants Eve's voice silence-permanently.


My Thoughts On This Book

Reading this in 2020 was like reading a memoir of the US. The storyline played so real to me because these things are going on in today's world. This story drew me in because Eve and I have similar passions with telling the truth about America and helping others see the importance of keeping us all free. I was pulled in from the first page with Eve having a bomb scare and the drama keeps going and slowly unfolding as you get deeper into the reasons behind who and why people or person are targeting Eve. When police detective Brent comes on scene to help find who did this, they start forming a bond outside of who is after Eve and you get to watch the emotions come to life. Putting pieces back in the puzzle as each new detail brings the whole picture to life. I couldn't put this book down. I can't wait to see what other books in this Code of Honor Series is about. I look forward to it. 


I received this book free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Hello Fresh Meal Delivery

Hubby and I are basically empty nesters. Our youngest is almost 19 and will be moving out more than likely around the New Year. He doesn't eat meals with us so I have had to adapt from cooking for 5 to cooking for 2. It has been hard especially when you throw in hubby working night shifts it doesn't motivate me to cook.


I went to see my daughter over Labor Day weekend and discovered she used to get meal delivery from Hello Fresh and I looked over the recipes and they looked delicious. 


What got me very interested was the fact everything came with it minus basic staples such as butter, oil, salt, pepper. Everything else is included and portioned out. No extra ingredients and no waste.


I decided to try the three meals a week with a four portion dinner so I cook 3 days and we eat the meal two days. I am in love with this. All ingredients are fresh, natural and non processed. I am not spending evert night in the kitchen and we are eating healthy every single night. 


If you would like to give Hello Fresh a try comment below so I can share a discount code to you.. No obligation to purchase a subscription, no contracts.. I received a discount to try and it saved me $60.00. This will save you $70.00.. Great way to try it for yourself.