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Favorite Friday - Forgotten Carols

My husband and I got to go to the Forgotten Carols last year and we LOVED it! I am so excited to let you know that the tickets for this year's show are now on sale! 

Here's the info!



About the show: The Forgotten Carols stage performance tells the story of Connie Lou, a nurse whose empty life is changed when Uncle John, a new patient she is attending, recounts the story of Christ’s birth as told by little known characters in the nativity story. The accounts from the Innkeeper, the Shepherd and others help the nurse discover what the world has forgotten about Christmas, ultimately encouraging her to open her heart to the joy of this special season.

Here's what Michael McLean has to say about The Forgotten Carols: THE FORGOTTEN CAROLS has been a gift I first received back in 1991 when the book and accompanying music was written and released to the public.  As with all good gifts, particularly one like The Forgotten Carols, comes a desire to share it with others…with the hope th…

Kiss Me in the Rain

About the book: Will she risk the home she treasures for the man she loves?

Cypress Grove has always been a treasured constant in Layla's perfect life. Now the mansion will be sold to the highest bidder if she doesn’t date an investor's son. The problem? The man she really wants just rolled into town.

Tyler is done being responsible and never going after what he wants. Layla's finally given him the courage to quit grad school and use his student loans to flip houses. And he's decided to move near Cypress Grove to do it.

When Layla happens upon suspicious ledgers at the mansion, her family's financial woes take a sinister turn. As Tyler and Layla work together to find the culprit, the attraction between them threatens to burst into flames. But admitting their feelings could spell disaster for Cypress Grove. 

My review: I'm loving this new Destined for Love series! It's the Mansions series and every book includes a great mansion as part of the plot. I loved the i…

Blog Tour - The Holy Ghost is My Friend

About the book: Get ready to shine a spotlight on the Holy Ghost! This unique picture book shares everyday situations and simple stories that teach children how to recognize the influence of the Spirit. When you shine a flashlight through the illustrated pages, you can discover how the Holy Ghost protects, comforts, directs, and witnesses of true gospel principles. A fun and illuminating book the whole family will love!

My review: This is such a cute children's book! My little guy and I enjoyed reading it together with our flashlight. I haven't read one of these kinds of books before and it was just fun to be able to shine the light through the page and see a picture answering the question. So cute!

I thought the author did a great job explaining what the Holy Ghost is and does for a younger crowd. I'm not sure how much our 3 year-old got out of the words in this book. But I do know that he had a great experience reading it and will want to read it again and again and use a …

Blog Tour - You are Loved

About the book: In the tumultuous journey of mortality, trials can seem both overwhelming and isolating. But it is in the darkest of moments that the light of Christ shines brightest, beckoning you to turn to Him. With words of reassurance, author Kathryn Jenkins Gordon acknowledges that tough times will surely come—but as you walk through hardships hand in hand with the Lord, there is hope for the future and opportunity for personal growth.

Through discussion of sacred scripture and the inspired words of Church leaders, this volume addresses topics ranging from embracing the Atonement to believing your prayers will be answered to applying the miracle of forgiveness in your life. It is impossible to foresee what storms will come, but amid the uncertainty, some things are sure: you are known, you are never alone, and you are loved.

My review: This book is full of great advice including many quotes from LDS Church general authorities conference talks. I really loved the way the author put…

Blog Tour - Even This

About the book: In Even This, Emily Belle Freeman shares her own deeply personal experiences of feeling forgotten by God—from the fear of abandonment in a dark hospital room to the desperation that followed months of unanswered prayers. In a moment of honesty, she found herself asking the question she had been afraid to consider: "Where is God in this?"

Through biblical insight, genuine realness, and beautiful prose, Emily will help you discover how to:

Diminish the power of doubt by coming to understand why the place of deepest asking is where the believing begins.

Stop letting fear dictate the depth of your belief through daily reflections that will restore your confidence in God.

Let go of your need to control by discovering what is holding you back from being completely vulnerable with God.

My review: Sometimes I dread reading non-fiction just a little bit. It seems like I read it way slower and sometimes it makes my brain hurt. I have to tell you that this book is not like t…

Cover Reveal - A Promise for Tomorrow

Coming November 2017, from Michele Paige Holmes, Amazon’s bestselling historical romance author and Whitney Award Winner, comes the Hearthfire Historical Romance, A PROMISE FOR TOMORROW, sequel to Yesterday's Promise.
Scottish Highlands, 1700s: I'm excited to show you the cover for Michele Paige Holmes' book that's coming in November. Check it out, isn't it beautiful? Can't wait to read it!

Barely two weeks have passed since Laird Collin MacDonald first darkened Katherine Mercer’s doorstep and married her. Marriage has hardly been what she expected, given their grueling and adventurous days of travel to the Scottish Highlands. Along with the discovery that Collin’s twin Ian would like to see her dead, Katie must now face her own clan, whose chief wants to kill Collin and take her to wife himself. All because Katie possesses the Campbell gift of sight, passed down through centuries of her ancestors.
With little more than faith in her grandfather’s vision and her uni…

Favorite Friday - Six Sisters Meal Plans

If you were to ask me what the worst part is about cooking for my family, I'd have to tell you that it's deciding what we're going to eat for dinner. It seems like there's always someone that doesn't like what ever it is that I'm making. There are plenty of complaints, yet no one is willing to help figure out what to have. Here's the best solution I've found yet, let someone else make the meal plan and the shopping list, and you just put the meal together!

I've been able to try out the Six Sisters Menu plan for the last few weeks and I'm loving it! To start with you simply visit their website. You need to pick from one of the plans they offer, there are family meal plans, gluten free plans, healthy plans and small family plans. Each of the plans costs about $8 to $10 a month or $60 for a whole year. And you can even see a sample menu plan.

Once you've picked a plan, you simply sign up and then the fun begins! You will get an e-mail right away …

Blog Tour - The Pursuit of Lady Harriett

The Pursuit of Lady Harriett by Rachael Anderson
When wills clash and hearts collide, who will reign victorious?
Termed an Incomparable during her first London season, Lady Harriett Cavendish is beautiful, spirited, and confident, capturing the attention of a great many suitors. Unfortunately, they all failed to capture her attention, and she concluded the season as unattached as she’d begun it. Only weeks prior to her second season, Harriett encounters Lieutenant Christopher Jamison while visiting Tanglewood Manor. Recently returned from war, the lieutenant is everything that Harriett's previous suitors were not. He’s arrogant, ungentlemanly, irritating, and challenges her at every opportunity. When he goes too far, Harriett decides that it’s time to turn the tables on him. But as she sets out to put the lieutenant in his place once and for all, she discovers there is more to him than meets the eye, and when it comes to matters of the heart, she has no control whatsoever.

My review

Horses, Hayrides and Husbands

About the book: Enjoy this sweet romance from the Country Bride & Cowboy Boots series. 

Misty Epperson has her hands full with a toddler and a full-time job helping her billionaire brother, Ty, run The Epperson Foundation, a charitable organization he founded with his lottery jackpot. But all the chubby baby cheeks and conference calls in the world can’t drive away the emptiness hovering over her heart. She yearns for love, but Misty is wary. The last time she gave her heart away, it was returned to her battered and broken. 

When Misty meets Clydesdale wrangler, Travis Harper, she’s drawn to his quiet strength and easy smile. But Travis quickly makes his hatred of rich people known and Misty’s brother is one of the richest men in the state. When Ty interferes with the Clydesdale’s grazing pasture in the name of environmental protection, will Travis consider it guilt by association or can Misty break this sexy cowboy with the giant chip on his shoulder? 

My review: Don't you just …

Blue Moon Kisses

About the book: At age twelve, Ashlee Nichols fell in love with her brother’s best friend, Beau Jacobsen. Everyone thought she was cute and that her crush was simply that…a crush. But her young heart had known he was the one, and she had planned on marrying him as soon as she was old enough. Unfortunately, when she confessed her feelings to Beau, he’d laughed, patted her on the head and told her he was flattered. Sure, Beau had been twenty-two at the time, but she knew she wouldn't always be a little girl. Just when she turned eighteen and was finally old enough to date him, Beau joined the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan. Now, six years later, Beau is back in Mitchel Creek, Georgia for a few weeks. He’s hotter than ever…and still ten years older, something he can’t seem to get past. He still sees Ashlee as a glorified little sister…or does he?

My review: I loved everything about this book! I loved the characters, the plot line, the southern feel. And I really love that I got …

Blog Tour - Wish Me Love

About the book: Charlotte Wells does not date. After surviving a broken engagement, she's taken a leave of absence from the social scene. So when her best friend and coworker, Jack, challenges her to get back in the game, she's not so sure she's ready to play. But ultimately, curiosity gets the best of her, and Charlotte accepts the daunting challenge: she will attempt to have fifty first dates in her effort to find "the one." Unfortunately, she quickly realizes that the dating pool mostly holds clown fish as she goes on one lousy outing after another. Without a good man in sight as summer ends, Charlotte cuts her losses and sets her sights on a fun-filled trip to her cousin's destination wedding in Brazil.

Brazil is a land of beautiful sights and delicious offerings—including Max, the charming brother of her cousin's new husband. Max has all the makings of a Prince Charming in soccer cleats, and Charlotte's happily ever after seems to be within reach.…

Favorite Friday - The Easy 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cookbook Giveaway

I don't know how many times I've told you of my love for cooking and cookbooks, but it's a lot. I have way too many of them, I might have a problem! But it's fun to look through them and see the beauty of the food in the pictures and get great ideas to make for dinner. I was super excited to get to read and review this one because it's by Karen Peterson, she's pretty much the expert on slow cooker cooking. And also because I'm learning how to convert recipes for my Instant Pot and there are tons of great ideas in here of things to convert. I also do still have my Crock Pot so I can cook in that without having to convert as well.


About the book: Take dinner off of your to-do list with The Easy 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Cookbook.

Fitting cooking into your busy schedule can seem next to impossible when your caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen just to serve your family a home-cooked meal. With 101 “…

Pacific Coast Wedding

About the book: His business partner. Her ex. When they discover each other's connection to the groom, will their fledgling love survive?

Attending her ex-husband's wedding is the last thing Lacey Wells wants to do, even if it's happening along the gorgeous Pacific Coast where she once dreamed her own wedding would take place. Now, that dream is coming true for someone else and Lacey needs to get their daughters to the wedding on time. If only her car would cooperate...

Noah Grady doesn't expect to come to the rescue of a beautiful woman and her two daughters on the way to his friend and business partner's wedding, but meeting Lacey makes the long drive and an unpleasant visit with his half-brother worth it. Hitting it off with her makes Noah feel like he might finally be ready to start a new chapter in his life.

But things start to unravel when Noah discovers Lacey is his business partner's ex-wife, making her off-limits unless he wants his career to disintegrate…

Blog Tour- Mind Games Review and Giveaway

About the book: Psychologist Natalie Marsh's dream is now reality: her mental health services clinic has opened and is houses in an elegant, newly renovated nineteenth-century building. Unfortunately, not everyone is happy with the clinic's presence, including Heather Osbourne, a troubled young woman who wholly objects to the occupation of the building. Heather has spent years wandering the halls of the abandoned structure, convinced she's communing with her ancestor's ghost. When Natalie thwarts Heather's attempt to leap from a window, the shaken psychologist soon realizes Heather's failed jump is merely one piece of a disturbing puzzle. Greed and deceit are weaving a web around Natalie, and someone will stop at nothing?—not even murder—to get what they want. Stretched to her breaking point, Natalie struggles to learn the truth, but only one thing is clear: nothing is as it seems.

My review: Stephanie Black really is a master at the mystery/suspense category. E…