Monthly Archives: August 2013

Book Review: Love Overdue

Love OverdueLove Overdue by Pamela Morsi

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! An easy and fun read.

D.J. is a hired to small town Kansas to be their librarian. After having her resume’ posted for a couple of years, the job appeared out of the blue. Having no family of her own, she was excited to make the town and the library her own. The woman who hired her, Viv, had a son, Scott, who ended up being a guy that DJ had had a one night fling with on her 21st birthday.

Although she tries to fight her feelings for him, she is drawn to Scott and the story is how they they find their way to each other.

I love the characters, setting and story. Two thumbs up! 🙂

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Book Review: Carissima

CarissimaCarissima by Rosanna Chiofalo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really loved this book. Pia Santore dreamed of going to New York with her sister to open a magazine. She would be the writer and her sister would do the layout and photos. But her sister died. After taking a couple of years off, Pia finally gets an internship at a New York magazine. She stays with her aunt who owns a bakery. At the same time, silver screen star Francesca Donata ends up at a house down the street. Pia makes it her goal to interview the star who has been in seclusion for many years.

In the course of doing her interviews, Pia meets and falls in love, then has her heart broken, only to follow Francesca to Italy where she falls in love with another man.

This is a great story with wonderful characters. I wanted it to keep going! 🙂

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Book Review: Buck: A Memoir

Buck: A MemoirBuck: A Memoir by M.K. Asante
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome, awesome book. I could not put it down. When I read a book this good, I know my review will pale in comparison to the work but I try anyway.

Follow Malo through the streets of Philadelphia as his family falls apart and he succumbs to life on the streets. But, more importantly, cheer for him as he finds his way and becomes a writer.

Terrific book, I highly recommend. 🙂

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Book Reviews: The Heiress Effect

The Heiress Effect (Brothers Sinister, #2)The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. Historical novels are not at the top of my list usually but this one was terrific. I loved the character of Jane. She was so her own dog. I loved her spunk and how she knew her mind. I loved the love stories between Jane and Oliver and Emily and Anjan.

Miss Jane Fairfield is an unmarried young woman with a large dowry and no family. She and her sister are living with their uncle whom Jane doesn’t trust. She tries to keep everyone away by her choices of garish clothing. She wants to be able to stay unmarried and be with her sister until her sister is old enough to be on her own. In the process, she falls for Oliver and in the end, she gets to continue being herself.

Great book. I highly recommend it! 🙂

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Lock Me Up!

I just can’t thank my Realtor enough for leaving the lock box on my house and giving me the information on how to put the keys into it and therefore to get them out of it.



I’m kind of bad at locking myself out of the house, especially when David is gone. I have keys I wear around my neck at all times to try and prevent my best friend, John the Locksmith from visiting.


Except for today. I went out without keys, without a phone and the door was locked. If not for the lock box, I don’t know what I would have done.

Of course, there was also the time when I got locked INTO my house and I had to lower a rope out the window for my friend, J,  to tie a screwdriver to so I could try and get out. I still had to be freed by John the Locksmith but that was a whole different story.

I think I need to buy my own lock box in case Lindsey decides she needs hers back. 🙂


This morning, I was coming to the last mile or so of my walk. I was barreling up Cherokee, and I really was going fast. I ended up walking 14:39 per mile which is pretty quick. I got about a block south right by the First Baptist Church and I saw a rainbow.


I actually stopped to take the photo all the while thinking “God’s promise!” 🙂

The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.”

Genesis 9:16      

As I walked a little further on, I noticed that it looked like the end of the rainbow was at our house! So I took another photo on the move.

rainbow1  When I got home, I noticed there was a second rainbow in the photo that I didn’t see when I was looking at it in the sky. I think this photo is illustrative of the following:

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1

I love being reminded of these two scriptures in the morning .Especially in such a beautiful way. 🙂