Thursday, November 15, 2018

Book Review: Who I Am with You by Robin Lee Hatcher

Robin Lee Hatcher has a way of weaving together the stories of love that leave you wanting to know what happens next. In Who I Am with You, we get the stories of both Jessica and her Great-Grandparents.

I really enjoyed both stories but the redemption story of the great-grandparents was heartbreaking and heartwarming. Loved it! The more modern second chances story of Jessica and Ridley was also really special. I can't wait for the next book!

There were 2 special moments (of the many in this book) that stood out to me.

One was a prayer that Ridley prayed "For food in a world where many walk in hunger; for faith in a world where many walk in fear; for friends in a world where many walk alone; we give you humble thanks, O Lord. Amen."

The other special moment happens in a restaurant in the Great-grandparents story as Jessica's great grandmother returns to the table. I nearly cried.

I can't recommend this book highly enough and pretty much everything else by Robin Lee Hatcher is amazing!

I received and advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my review but I would have read it anyways. All the thoughts here are my own.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Book Review: The Rancher's Surprise Daughter by Jill Lynn

Luc and Cate didn’t part well. In fact when she told him to get lost, he did what she wanted and let her go. So when Cate shows up at Lucas’ family ranch with a surprise in tow, he is to say the least a little shocked to see her. Can Lucas find a way to hold on without scaring Cate off again?

The Rancher’s Surprise Daughter was a fun summer read. It’s a great sit beside the pool and soak up a good story kind of book. The characters are really well developed and the plot is reminiscent of a good ol’ chick flick. I’ve always wanted to visit a working ranch and see the ins and outs of ranch life so the ranch setting of the book was charming. This story was heartwarming. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend this wonderful book. I’m thinking it would be a great stocking stuffer this year if you are already shopping for the holidays.

I received a free copy of this charming book for my honest review. But I would have read it anyways!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Who wants free books?

Just a quick post to let you know about these 5 books/novellas that are free right now on Kindle!


Where There's Smoke: (Montana Fire Book 1) by Susan May Warren

Three Little Words (Walker Family): A Novella by Melissa Tagg


Surrendered Hearts by Carrie Turansky

Friday, March 16, 2018

Book Review: Her Texas Cowboy by Jill Lynn

In Her Texas Cowboy by Jill Lynn, Rachel and Hunter have history. When Rachel left town she figured that's what they were...history. But when she comes back for a couple of months while waiting for a job to pan out, she gets more than she's bargained for.

Hunter never quite let go of Rachel when she left the first time. He still held out hope that one day she'd show up again. When she does, he's trying to not get either of them hurt. Luckily, neither of them has control over everything. And that always makes for a fun story.

I really enjoyed this book! As the 3rd book in this series, it does a great job of continuing the story of this small Texas town. Both Hunter and Rachel are well rounded characters with realistic personalities. I love to read stories of people who seem and act real. It's always nice to read more about the lives of the characters that you met in earlier works.

My favorite part was the banter. Their conversations were straight out of a chick flick or those awesome black and white slapstick comedies. Jill is a great writer! If you haven't read the first 2 books in this series, they are equally amazing.

I got a free advance copy of this book for my honest review. You can get your copy of Her Texas Cowboy here. You can also try a free month of Amazon Prime where you can read lots of amazing books for free.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

New year, New tip series January: The Trash

When we moved to our new rental home there were 2 large trash bins and an equally large recycling bin in the garage. They were huge and we were a little short on space in the garage as is was. Our family of 5 has never filled one bin except on rare occasions when we end up with boxes or lawn trash. Even when we had diapers in the house we had one "dumpster". And here is how we do it.

We collapse everything!

My husband spent time growing up in a military family on a base in another country where they had to ration their trash to one can. When we got married, I started doing this too. It just makes sense.

Here is an example of something that takes up space and doesn't have to. Pop-tart boxes aren't that big but when you place them into the trash can along with cereal boxes, milk cartons, etc. they take up lots of space.

Those big 12 pack soda boxes take up an inordinate amount of space until you rip them apart and/or collapse them. 2 liter bottles can be collapsed by taking off the lid and squeezing the air out then replacing the lid. We don't take out the trash more than once every 2 days or so.

And we had the trash and recycling guys come and pick up the extra bins which made more space in the garage!

Here is the flattened Pop-tart box for reference. It's almost flat! That takes up almost no space.

Get the kids involved. Especially if they are the ones taking out the trash. Take your aggression out on the boxes and stomp on them. See if you can get your trash down to one can!