April 12, 2014


1.  Psalm 25:4

2.  James 4:6

3.  Proverbs 15:7

4.  Proverbs 14:5

5.  James 1:19

6.  Matthew 6:10

7.  Psalm 32:10

Pictures are from here.

Happy weekend y'all!  
SMILE, GOD LOVES YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 9, 2014

"Dating, Dining and Desperation"
Melody Carlson

Daphne has sure been enjoying her leisurely life as an heiress.  She is working at home as free lance writer and creates her own schedule.  Her family and friends are concerned that she is becoming a hermit and might end up like her Aunt Dee - an old maid with cats in a huge house.  Though she tries unsuccessfully to convince them otherwise.  

Her new neighbor, a true southern belle, has taken it upon herself to make sure Daphne becomes more social.  She is also trying to help her meet her Aunt Dee's conditions in order to keep her inheritance.....She must be married by the end of the year to remain the heiress to her Aunt's estate, otherwise it goes to her cats, Lucy and Ethel.  

Daphne was worried at first about meeting her aunt's requests, but she is learning to take things in stride and trust God.  

Meanwhile, she is taking care of a neighbor girl, who is in desperate need of a friend and a caregiver.  Daphne finds herself attached to the sweet little girl and can't help but worry about what will happen when her uncle, a marine, comes home to assume custody. 

This book was even better than the first!  A page turner, with new characters and even more twist and turns than the first.  I can't wait to read the next book in the Dear Daphne series.  I was disappointed to find out that it may not be printed, but only come out in e-book form.  :(  I'll have no way of finding out what happens!  Please print the rest of these books!  

"Lock, Stock and Over A Barrel"
Melody Carlson

Daphne has been living what she thought was her dream life, but after 12 years it can get a little old.   Her life living in the Big City is not as exciting as she thought it would be.  Daphne has found herself in a rut.  So when her Aunt Dee passes and leaves everything to her, she doesn't hesitate to give up her not so exciting life in New York.  

While Daphne is enjoying being back in her home town, and becoming the heiress of her aunt's estate, she finds out there are some clauses to this inheritance.  Things that must come to pass by the end of the year.  Daphne would love to keep her beautiful house and classic car, but isn't sure if she can meet her aunt's deadline.  

I really enjoyed this book.  The first few pages were hard to get into, but after that I couldn't put it down.  There were a lot of twists and turns that kept my interest, with a good dose of humor as well!  


April 5, 2014


1.  Proverbs 3:9&10

2.  Psalm 46:10
This verse from the Bible has helped me more than any other. It's a promise I count on in the hardest moments of my life.

3.  John 14:27
•“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). www.facebook.com/pages/The-Lord-Jesus-Christ/173301249409767; www.pinterest.com/alanhedquist/come-to-know-him •Enjoy more inspiring images, scriptures, and uplifting messages from the Holy Bible www.facebook.com/pages/The-Holy-Bible-Authorized-King-James-Version/212128295484505 

4.  Proverbs 11:28
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5.  Genesis 1:2
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6.  Matthew 28:18
Matthew 28:18 King James Version 

7.  Hebrews 12:2
King James Version Scripture 

Hope these are a blessing to you.  
Happy weekend!
SMILE, GOD LOVES YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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April 1, 2014

 "An Amish Garden"
by:  Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller
Tricia Goyer & Vannetta Chapman

This book is four Amish novellas in one with a common theme - Amish gardens.  The Amish set great store by their gardens.  They provide food for their large families as well as income when they sell their produce.  They also are experts at growing flowers and plants.

Each of these stories all center around a garden.  But the last one "Where Healing Blooms" was my favorite.  It teaches us that everyone has a problem.  We should strive to help one another and provide a refuge for a hurting heart.

Read more about the book here.


March 30, 2014

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"Sincerely Yours"
by:  Jane Kirkpatrick, Amanda Cabot, 
Laurie Alice Eakes and Ann Shorey

An intriguing 4-in-1 collection, "Sincerely Yours" tells the story of 4 different women who receive letters which change their lives forever. 

In "Moonlight Promise", Camilla Renfrew is seeking a way to meet her friend in New York and at the same time hide from a man who wants to harm her.  Camilla literally jumps onto Captain Nathanial Black's boat hoping to gain passage to Albany.  Nathanial does not allow passengers on his boat, especially women, but something about Camilla tugs on his heart and he lets her stay.  Camilla does not want to trust anyone with the secret she harbors, but when she decides to trust Nathaniel will it be too late for both of them to remain alive?

In "Lessons In Love", Marigold Bentley goes against proper society and begins to write a marriage advice column for the local paper.  But when the editor assumes she is a man, things become rather difficult.  Marigold turns to her handsome piano teacher, Colin Thackery, for assistance.  Can the two of them pull off the charade, or will the whole thing blow up in their faces?

In "One Little Word", Lorraine Caldwell will lose her inheritance unless she marries.  Her uncle has set her up in an arranged marriage, of which she wants no part.  She decides to leave for a while, and finds her brother that she thought was dead.  What she doesn't expect to find is a mysterious handsome man.  Jonah Mann is in America for only a few months trying to fulfill his dream before he has to return to his family duties in England.  When he meets Lorraine, he instantly becomes attracted to her.  Both Jonah & Lorraine have other obligations to fulfill, but will they do what is expected of them or follow their hearts?

In "A Saving Grace", Grace Hathaway is asked to rescue a friend from a clinic that seems to kill people instead of healing them.  Grace meets Claude Millikan, who is linked to the clinic, but not in the way Grace thinks.  She does not want to completely trust Claude, but when things become even more dangerous, she may not have any other choice.

I really enjoyed reading this book.  It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next.  I loved how each story was written with a bit of history interwoven within it's pages.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure, suspence, history and romance.


Read more about the book here.