Thursday, June 27, 2013

Enjoyable Thriller


Landon Reed went straight from being a star college quarterback to being a convicted criminal.  While in jail his life is transformed by the grace of God and by deciding to earn his law degree.  The only problem is that potential employers are reluctant to trust a guy who threw his entire football team under the bus for a few thousand dollars.  But things look up when he finally lands a firm and comes under the mentorship of the firm’s loner attorney, Henry McNaughten.  Unfortunately, Henry gets offed and Landon has to decide whether to carry on with the case they are working, one in which he doubts his client’s innocence, or to leave the firm altogether.

I enjoyed the story very much.  I thought I knew who the bad guy was early on but there was enough doubt to keep me second-guessing myself throughout the story.  This was very much a relationship story between Landon and his wife.  I was a bit surprised at how much attention was given to the struggle between Kerri and Landon; those looking for a fast-paced action thriller might not find this to their liking, but I thought it added quite a bit to Landon’s dilemma of whether to keep working at the law firm or leave it.

It is a very good story that kept reading so I could find out for sure what was going on.  This is a great book to spend a few summer hours with.  Find out if this book is for you.  Read the first chapter here.  
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Friday, June 21, 2013

Together At Last


This final novel in the Forgotten Castles series concludes the adventures of the Duke and Lady Weston.  Likes the previous book, this novel takes up right where the last one left off.  Alexandria finally confides her awful secret to her new groom.  It is not the best way to start off a marriage.  But as with all the conflicts in this series, it is quickly dealt with and we move on to the next thing.

Gabriel and Alexandria’s greatest adventure seems to be before them in this segment of the series.  They are close to finding Alex’s parent and nothing will stop them in their quest; not a king’s army, nor a grandiose and unbelievable trip of the Alps in a hot air balloon.

I was a bit disappointed with the Featherstone parents.  They seemed to be thrown into the story because Alex needed to find somebody after all her exciting travels.   However, as with the other two books in this series everything seems far-fetched and implausible, yet I could not help but finish the journey with Alexandria and Gabriel. 

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Monday, June 17, 2013

40 Days to Yummy Living!


 The 40 Days Cookbook is part of the larger 40 Days to Better Living series that promotes spiritual and physical wellness.  The cookbook explains what your body need and why it needs it.  Recipes are included for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.  Quite a few of the snack recipes seem like side dishes to me, though.  The book is about eating better, but it is not a vegan, paleo, or vegetarian cookbook.  Meat and fish are a part of most recipes.  Super yummy dishes like the Chicken and Rice bowl with Teriyaki Glaze, Fish and Chips (how can that ever be bad), and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins!

I have the ebook on my Kindle Fire and the formatting Is good.  I would have preferred to have the table of contents list individual dishes for an easier way to find the dish.  I imagine the in the hard copy it is a bit easier to locate individual recipes.  Like most cookbook junkies, I like pictures with each recipe—to inspire me to create a dish or to mock me when my creation looks nothing like the one in the book.  This book has quite a few of those pictures but some recipes just show a picture of the ingredients.  I would have preferred a picture with each recipe. 

I wasn’t too enthused with the use of soy products and sugar substitutes in some of the recipes but otherwise it is a great cookbook.  I am especially looking forward to making the Chicken, Mushroom, and Spinach Crepes, broccoli cheese cornbread, and the bean Bolognese—not at the same meal though!
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