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I WAS NOMINATED FOR THE SISTERHOOD OF THE WORLD BLOGGERS AWARD.

sisterhood world bloggers award

 

 

I would like to thank my fellow blogger from Christian Living 2014/Carrie LeBlanc. I urge you to check out her site,for she has some great stuff over there.

Here are the rules for this award:
1. Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you for this award.
2. Answer a few questions about yourself.
3. Nominate 10-12 blogs that you find a joy to read.
4. Provide links to these nominated blogs and let the recipients know that they have been nominated.
5. Include the award logo within your blog post.

 

Ten Questions and  My Answers

  1. What are your goals for 2015?

To try to do more writing on the children’s book that I am working on with my sister.

  1. What is your ideal Career?

Being a writer.

  1. What are your favorite things to blog about?

I really love doing book reviews, but I also like to do posts of my dog (Charlie). I call it Charlie’s world. A look at the world through a dogs perspective.

  1. How do you handle online bullying?

I don’t like bullying of any form. This is something that is close to my heart, for I have a nephew who was bullied into doing something that almost had hip put in jail. He only got probation. I would report the threat to authorities, save any and all evidence, and block any communication from them.

  1. How did you get started blogging?

I started blogging last year when I was on a leave of absence from work, and I always wanted to do book reviews . I started my blog and started posting.

  1. If you had all of the money in the world, what would you do with it?

I would help my family, and start a foundation to help others.

  1. What is your idea of a perfect world?

A world with no prejudice.

  1. What are your favorite hobbies?

I love to read, writing, fishing, and playing with my dog Charlie.

  1. What makes you happiest in life?

Knowing that my family is healthy and happy.

  1. What kinds of things do you want most for your life?

To finish writing one of my books, and try to get it published.

 

MY NOMINEES:

1. Leiah / So I read this book today

2.  Sumaira / Hyper About Books

3. SERIESous Book Reviews

4. Jenny Likes Books

5. Confessions Of A Readaholic

6. Fill Your Bookshelf

7. The Book Spa

8. Ton of Worms

9. Book & Coffee Addict

10. The Angry Cat Reads

 

Questions for my nominees.

  1.  Where is your favorite place to read?
  2. If you could meet any author, who would that be?

  3. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 2 books would you like to have with you?

  4. Where is your favorite place to take a vacation?

  5. Why did you start blogging?

  6. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

7 . Who influenced you the most growing up?

  1. What was your favorite book as a child?
  • Do you have a preferred genre that you like to read?

  • If you could be any character from a book, who would you be?

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    CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE BOOK REVIEW- A LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS BY VICKI LEWIS THOMPSON

    a last chance Christmas
    Book Description
    Publication Date: December 1, 2014
    A Christmas kiss from a cowboy…

    Ben Radcliffe reckons it’ll be a cold day in hell before he considers a serious relationship or family of his own—with good reason. When he delivers a “secret” present to the Last Chance Ranch, however, Ben catches a glimpse of what family could be. And suddenly this lone cowboy finds himself under the mistletoe…planting one heck of a kiss on a stunning woman!

    Genealogist and academic Molly Gallagher is all about family. And even if Ben’s secrets make him as skittish as a wild mustang, there’s nothing Molly loves more than an enigma. Especially a ridiculously sexy one! But the magic of Christmas—and the Last Chance Ranch—might not be enough to wrangle a cowboy who can’t trust himself…

    BOOK DESCRIPTION COURTESY OF AMAZON

    I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

    A LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS is a heartwarming,  fast read. The characters and storyline are well-developed. Ben comes from an abusive family and he has decided to not get married or have kids. He does not want to be like his father. When he delivers a custom-made saddle to the  LAST CHANCE RANCH, he meets Molly. Molly is there to get information for her family tree. She loves her family, and one day have one of her own. When she meets Ben , sparks fly between them. A wrench is thrown into Molly’s plans on returning back to Arizona Monday when a blizzard hits the area and shuts down the airport. They return to the ranch for the Christmas celebration and Molly shows him that he is not anything like his Dad, and would never beat his kids. He is very patient with the children on the ranch and when one of the kids decides to make the saddle look better with a marker, he does not hurt the child. This proves to him that he is not like his father, and he might just have a chance at a family.  This is such a heartwarming tale of lust(love) at first sight. I always love Vicki Lewis Thompson’s books, and give this one 5/5 stars.

     

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    HISTORICAL ROMANCE- “SCANDAL AND THE DUCHESS” BY JENNIFER ASHLEY

    SCANDAL AND THE DUCHESSBook Description
    Publication Date: September 16, 2014
    Scandal follows Rose Barclay, young widow of the Duke of Southdown, wherever she goes. It’s never her fault, but newspapers love to write about the young woman from Scotland, and the much older duke she married, who died on their honeymoon. The duke left her with a large widow’s portion, now contested by his son, who kicks Rose out of the estate’s dower house and uses it to kennel his dogs.

    Rose does not need to be found with a large, handsome Scot passed out at her feet, fueling gossips and giving her son-in-law more ammunition. The Scot is Steven McBride–a decorated soldier who is notorious for heavy gambling and womanizing during his leave time. Steven is happy to open his eyes and find the beautiful woman standing over him, and happy to help spirit her away. He comes up with a ruse to foil the journalists, but Rose will have to go along with his very scandalous proposal.

    This is a fifteen-chapter, 47K word short book. Action occurs after A Mackenzie Family Christmas and before Rules for a Proper Governess.

    BOOK DESCRIPTION COURTESY OF AMAZON

    I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

    SCANDAL AND THE DUCHESS was a quick read, with well-developed characters and storyline. When Rose’s husband dies during their honeymoon, the newspapers seem to love writing about her. When she is seen with Steven McBride a decorative soldier, the newspapers come at full force. When he decides to give the papers something to chew on, like Rose and him are engaged, the papers lap it up like milk. After being in her company, he comes to care for her, and wants to make the ruse engagement real. How can he get her to understand he wants it to be forever. This was a very sweet read, and and I give it 5/5 stars.

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    BOOK REVIEW- “OUTFOXED BY LOVE” BY EVE LANGLAIS

    Can a stubborn moose be OUTFOXED BY LOVE by a foxy vixen?

     
    outfoxed by love by eve langlais
    Book Description
    Publication Date: September 16, 2014

    A bullheaded moose doesn’t stand a chance when a fox decides to make him her mate.

    Boris left to defend his country still a boy. He came back a changed man. A damaged man.

    But Jan still wants him.

    A man of few words, Boris has a firm way of saying No, but this determined vixen knows he’s her mate. Despite some less than subtle overtures, Jan has not had much success in getting her bullheaded moose to notice her, but all that changes when her life is put in danger.

    Suddenly the damaged soldier keeps finding excuses to come to her rescue, but as far as Jan is concerned, her mate is the one in need of saving.

    It will take some subtle maneuvering to outfox her moose into admitting he loves her, but this wily vixen is more than ready for the challenge. And if that doesn’t work, momma’s offered to
    loan her the shot gun used for her own engagement.

    Welcome to Kodiak Point where the wildlife might wear clothes, but animal instinct rules the heart.
    Kodiak’s Claim
    Outfoxed by Love
    Polar Bared (Pre-order available, coming November 4th)
    Caribou’s Gift – A Kodiak Point Christmas Novella (Coming December 2014)
    Kodiak Point #4 (Coming January 2015)

     

    BOOK DESCRIPTION COURTESY OF AMAZON

    I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

    Jan has a plan to get that stubborn moose Boris to admit he needs her in his life. Between getting shot at, house being set on fire, and kidnapping, has Boris seething that someone is trying to hurt his foxy vixen. When someone leaves a note in her car, he appoints himself as her bodyguard. While guarding her body, Jan does everything to get his attention. She drops her clothes every chance she gets, until he follows her to the shower. There he gets up close and personal with her body, but after he decides that he needs to go out to his truck to guard Jan.  OUTFOXED BY LOVE will make you bust out laughing at inappropriate times, and will have people looking at you like you have lost your mind. The characters are very likeable, with a well-developed storyline. you better read this book to see if the foxy vixen gets her stubborn moose. I give this book 5/5 stars. I recommend that everyone go out and buy this book, and you will not be disappointed.

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    CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE- “Cowboy Boots for Christmas: (Cowboy not included) (Burnt Boot, Texas)” BY CAROLYN BROWN

    cowboy boots for christmas by carolyn brown
    Book Description
    Publication Date: October 7, 2014
    ‘Tis the season for…
    Feasting
    Frolicking
    And…Feuding?

    All he wants for Christmas is peace and quiet…
    After two tours in Afghanistan, retired Army sniper Finn O’Donnell believes his new ranch outside the sleepy little town of Burnt Boot, Texas, is the perfect place for an undisturbed holiday season. But before he can settle in, an old friend shows up looking for protection and a place where nobody knows her name.

    But that’s going to take a miracle…
    Callie Brewster must relocate to protect her young nephew, Martin, and the only person she trusts is her old Army friend, Finn. Burnt Boot seems like the perfect place to be anonymous, but it turns out a small town with big drama is no place to hide…

    Praise for The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby:
    “Featuring a down-home cast of characters that feel more like family than fiction, this story makes for the perfect escape.”—RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

    BOOK DESCRIPTION COURTESY OF AMAZON

    I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

    COWBOY BOOTS FOR CHRISTMAS is a heartwarming, sweet read. When Callie’s Nephew witnesses a murder she does not want to go into witness protection. She goes to her Army buddy’s ranch. She knows that they will be safe with Finn O’Donnell. Callie has always loved Finn, but while they were in the service they could not be together. Then Finn fell in love with someone. Now Finn is free and could there actually be a chance for them.  Finn finds out while Callie and her nephew are living with him that he is still in love with her. Plus they have to deal with a feud between two of Burnt Boot’s prominent families, which makes for some fun times. Also they adopt so many animals that show up on their doorstep, and take in three kids whose lives are being disrupted  during the holiday season. This is such an endearing read that will have you laughing with the characters in this book. It is so well written and the characters are very likeable. I give this book 5/5 stars. Carolyn Brown hits it out of the ballpark, and I cannot wait until the next book.

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