Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Trouble with Patience, might just be Patience

"The Trouble with Patience" by Maggie Brendan is a historical inspirational fiction that's set in 1866 Montana.  This was a fun read most of the time. It has a little humor, mix with some flirting, set in the 'Old West' times and surrounding a mystery.


It's a light read centered around our titled character, Patience and the town's only sheriff,

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Beauty in everyday

As I was taking a stroll, I saw these purple flowers sticking up in the field of grass. I looked around and they were the only flowers. It's amazing to see even amongst what we think is a normal scene, something unexpected and beautiful will thrive. It's the beauty that our gracious Lord created. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In Good Company we are in with Jen Turano

I am in love. Yes, in love with Jen Turano's new series, "A Class of Their Own".  From my recent review of the first book, "After a Fashion", you know how I'm 'laughing out loud' with it and looking forward to the second book of the series, "In Good Company".  Well, after reading In Good Company, I can tell you Ms. Turano's talent continues to shine on and she does not disappoint.   


Book two, In Good Company follows Millie Longfellow, a self-determined nanny and Everett Mulberry,

Monday, June 29, 2015

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace

"The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace" is another book of the famous The 5 Love Languages series by Gary Chapman.  With this book, Dr. Chapman co-authored with Dr. Paul White, a psychologist, author, speaker and consultant specialized in workplace relationships.  If you love The 5 Love Languages, you'll enjoy adding this to your collection.


Similar to Dr. Chapman's other books in the series,

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Annual National Book Festival in Washington DC

It's coming, again!  The Annual National Book Festival in Washington DC.  This year, it will be the event's 15th year and to be held on September 5, 2015 at the Washington Convention Center.  Mark your calendars!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Disney - Pixar's new adventure inside your mind

Last weekend, I went out with some friends to see Disney & Pixar's new animation, Inside Out.  I went it without much expectations, since I've only seen a commercial once, and did not even know it was already out.  Disney & Pixar didn't seem to invest in too much marketing for this movie.  I wonder why? Is it because it's Pixar, so no need to market as much?  And to top it off, in one of the opening trailers, Disney & Pixar's coming out with another one this year for Thanksgiving, titled The Good Dinosaur.  Two in one year! Can't believe it myself.  

Copyright : Disney . PIXAR
Back to Inside Out. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A Mother to Love

Who wouldn't want a mother to love? Who wouldn't want to spend time with their mom and do all the crazy things one does with their mom, growing up?  "A Mother to Love", the first of the Lilac Circle series by Gail Gaymer Martin is not just a romantic love story, it is a love story about family, about a child's need for love.



Angie and Rick have been coworkers for years, and they've hit it off as friends since meeting.  They are comfortable with each other, and when Angie was in a pickle with her "exaggeration" of already dating someone, so her sister and mother can back off on their matchmaking;

Friday, June 19, 2015

After a Fashion is still IN fashion!

"After a Fashion" by Jen Turano is the first of the series, "A Class of Their Own".  After Ms. Turano's first series, "Ladies of Distinction" (several of whom I've reviewed), I was looking forward to diving into After a Fashion.  I won't go into details about her first series (which each book can be a standalone book).  With After a Fashion, we encounter Miss Harriet Peabody. What a name?! The name itself gives me a smile. Through comedic circumstances, Harriet and one of the wealthiest man in town, Mr. Oliver Addleshaw comes together to put on a show for the elite and tongue-wagging society of New York City.