Skip to main content

Trouble's on the Menu: A Tippy Canoe Romp - With Recipes

Hallie Stone's estranged husband has died and he never updated his will, so everything he owned is now hers. Hallie must travel to the small town of Tippy Canoe, Montana to take care of his store, home and who knows what else. Hallie is an artist from Malibu, completely unaccustomed to driving in the snow, and as she makes her way to her hotel in the blizzard she knows that she's hit something, but hopefully not someone. Unfortunately, she's run over a woman riding a scooter. And that's just the start of her crazy journey to take care of her husband's estate and find out more about herself. Hallie soon realizes that life in a small Montana town can be just a bit silly. Things like autistic twins living in her basement, and renters paying with hay or milkshakes seem to just come with the territory. All Hallie wants to do is wrap up her business and get back to her art in Malibu, but things are never that easy. Hallie stumbles upon a mystery in Tippy Canoe and also upon the very good looking single mayor. Will Hallie be able to solve the mystery before it's too late?

This book was so funny! I loved the hilarious town full of hilarious people and situations. I loved Hallie, trying to make sense of all the insanity around her. I almost felt as though I was in this silly town myself as I was reading. I loved that there are a bunch of recipes included in the end of the book. You need to read this fun and quirky book! 


Popular posts

Blog Tour - Stu Stories: The Adventures of Dirt Clod and His Sidekick Bird Bones

About the book: Stu Sanderson is no ordinary eighth-grader. Not only is he seven feet tall, but he also vanishes into thin air, duels knights and ninjas, lifts the downtrodden, and woos the best-calved girl in school. Become a middle-grade legend with Stu and his sidekick, Bird Bones, on the journey of a lifetime in “Stu Stories.”

My review: This is a fun book written for middle grade boys. It doesn't seem as though there are all that many written for this group, so I always enjoy seeing new ones. 

I liked the way this one is written. Stu is who the book is about, but the way it's written is through the eyes of his friend, Bird Bones. That makes the things that happen to Stu even more funny because you don't know how the things happened. 

This book reminded me a little bit of "Sideways Stories from Wayside School," because it's a collection of several stories that kind of fit together to make a whole story, but they also stand on their own. I thought the stories…

Favorite Friday - Relative Race

Our family doesn't watch very much TV at all. Most of what we watch airs on BYUTV. We are big Studio C fans at our house. And this show, Relative Race is one of our very favorites. We recently re-watched the whole first season because the second season starts on Sunday and we couldn't wait! 

This show is a reality type show. There are 4 couples who start on one side of the country and race to the other side, meeting new relatives along the way. Last season they took their cell phones away very first thing and they had to use paper maps to get where they needed to go, which was sometimes a problem for all of the contestants. Anyway, each team is given a specific city to go to. They have to make it to the city, then take and send a selfie with a city sign. Once that happens they get a challenge to complete and then they are given their relative's address. Then...they have to spend the night with their relatives, which seems to me like it could be very awkward! But last season…

Changed Through His Grace

About the book: "Have you been changed by grace?" In this insightful book, Brad Wilcox explores this life-altering question in depth. Christians throughout the centuries have used grace to describe God's favor, goodwill, and love. However, grace is more than a description of God's attributes. It is the help, power, and strength He offers as we choose to engage with Him in striving to attain those attributes. It is the help, power, and strength He offers as we choose to engage with Him in striving to attain those attributes. Grace is different from the Atonement. It is not Christ's suffering, death, and Resurrection. Rather, grace is the power that flows from those sacred moments. Grace is not a priesthood ordinance, but essential ordinances invite greater and greater endowments of grace into our lives. Grace is a divine gift, but like any gift, it must be received.

In this book, Brother Wilcox uses real-life stories and personal experiences to demonstrate how we c…