Saturday, March 26, 2011
I enjoyed reading the history of Monterey Bay, something I hadn't spent much time really thinking about. It was interesting to read about the unintended consequences of the canneries and the fight to reclaim the area. If you love coastlines and the plethora of creatures that inhabit them, you will enjoy this book. Thank you to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book on my Nook. The opinions here are my own.
I didn't really know much about mangroves and their importance until reading this book. I recommend it to those who want to know more about this wonderful earth we inhabit, and the little known environments all around us. I had the opportunity to read this through NetGalley.com and thank them for that opportunity.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Abigail is a reporter who needs time off due to health problems, but she doesn't want to let her story go. Her mother and sister (her doctor) force her to take three months off and go Montana to visit her Aunt Lucy, maker of dolls. Montana holds a lot more for Abigail than her zany Aunt Lucy. Rest and relaxation seem to be the order of the day when she meets Maddy and Wade, but is that true? Maddy is an eleven year old girl whose mother died when she was five. Her father, Wade, is a very good looking cowboy hiding from something in Montana. Abigail becomes Maddy's summer nanny and the interesting sparks between Wade and Abigail begin to fly. Then Abigail find out that there are problems with "Viewpoint," the magazine she writes for. Is there anything she can do to help? What really happened to Wade's wife? What is he hiding/running from? Will Abigail fall in love with him, or will she keep digging for a story until she "out's" him? Is Aunt Lucy just an eccentric old lady, or does she have Alzheimers?
"A Cowboy's Touch" has a lot to offer a reader. It has an interesting story to keep you reading and characters that seem like friends. This wonderful story will have individuals and groups alike discussing topics like: high blood pressure, learning to rest, letting God have control, "running," Alzheimer's Disease vs. quirkiness, and more. Thank you, BookSneeze Program, for the opportunity to read this book and give it an unbiased review!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Historical fiction lovers, this one's for you! Liz Curtis Higgs does her best to bring history to life. Her characters are realistic and compelling; the story rich and teeming with life. I had never read anything by this author before, but am now looking for more! This book is great for both the individual reader and group discussion because it puts things (i.e. regret, forgiveness, etc.) front and center for us to examine in our own lives. The discussions could be lively. Thank you to WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group's Blogging for Books program for the opportunity to read this book. These opinions are mine alone.
Friday, March 11, 2011
This book was a great joy to read. I love a book that keeps my attention with interconnections between characters, things I have to try to figure out before the author gives me the final piece. I recommend this book to readers who enjoy novels that make you think and keep you guessing.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
I have enjoyed reading this book and learning more about these special New Testament words. It has spurred me to get back into word studies for my personal devotions. This book is great for personal or group Bible study, and will make a wonderful gift for Bible lovers. Many thanks to Bethany House for the opportunity to read and review this wonderful book.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
I love this series and while I have read them in order, they can each stand alone as well. We get to meet three strong women who are faced with real problems and real decisions. When one falters, the others are there to pick herm up, just as we should be to each other. The characters are realistic, the storyline interesting, and this book has left me wanting to read more about these characters. I recommend this book to mystery/suspense lovers, both individuals and groups. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher, Thomas Nelson, for the opportunity to read and review this book on my Nook.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tita is the youngest daughter in her family, a fantastic cook, and in love with Pedro. But, when Pedro comes to ask for her hand in marriage, her mother tells her no because as the youngest daughter, Tita must take care of her mother until she dies. This causes coldness to enter Tita's body which affects everything she does, especially when her sister marries Pedro. Her cooking takes on new consequences to the consumer as it takes on Tita's emotions. Her life is one of heartache and loss, yet one with happy moments as well. Come, enjoy the romance, recipes, and intriguing story, and discover Tita's fate.
I loved how the chapters each began with a recipe, causing my mind to be filled with the sights, sounds, and smells of the kitchen. The story gives us the rational to food preparation and procedures as well, making it easy to see how emotions would affect the outcome. This is a fun read for book lovers everywhere.