Sunday, December 31, 2017

Lots of books to look forward to in 2018!

Happy New Year to Everyone!  
I wish everyone a Safe and Happy New Year

With Blessings and Hugs for the Year Ahead



I'm finishing up the following two books today
  this will bring my total of books read in 2017 to 13. 

"The Perfect Hope" by Nora Roberts
Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy #3 
Playaway Audio edition
From Goodreads: #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts introduces you to the Montgomery brothers - Beckett, Ryder, and Owen - as they bring an intimate bed-and-breakfast to life in their hometown.


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A Second Helping of Murder by Christine Wenger
   Comfort Food Mystery #2 
Print edition 
From Goodreads: Trixie Matkowski is warming up to running her family’s diner in the small town of Sandy Harbor in upstate New York. But the only thing more demanding than serving up piping-hot comfort food twenty-four hours a day is getting to the bottom of a double homicide....


I have also started a few other books ( and plan on finishing those in 2018 and adding them to my 2018 "Read" list ).
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I'm looking forward to reading more in these cozy mystery series in 2018

the Consignment Shop Mystery Series by Duffy Brown

"Lethal in Old Lace #5" ~ March 2018 


And 
A Southern Sewing Circle Cozy Mystery series by 
"Patterned After Death" ~ June 2017
I have many other books on my "to be read" list that I'm anxious to read also.  Including books by Debbie Macomber, Robyn Carr and Jenn McKinlay. 😊


I'm looking forward to starting these Cozy Mystery series in 2018:

Food Lovers' Village Mystery Series


And  

A Spice Shop Mystery Series




What are you reading?  

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Book Spotlight - Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber


I enjoy reading Christmas books anytime of the year, but especially during the Holidays!  😊
And, I always enjoy reading Christmas stories by Debbie Macomber!

I started reading this book yesterday, I love the story! 


Merry and Bright by Debbie Macomber

Published: October 3rd, 2017
Publisher: Random House 




From Goodreads:
Merry Knight is pretty busy these days. She's taking care of her family, baking cookies, decorating for the holidays, and hoping to stay out of the crosshairs of her stressed and by-the-book boss at the consulting firm where she temps. Her own social life is the last thing she has in mind, much less a man. Without her knowledge, Merry's well-meaning mom and brother create an online dating profile for her--minus her photo--and the matches start rolling in. Initially, Merry is incredulous, but she reluctantly decides to give it a whirl.

Soon Merry finds herself chatting with a charming stranger, a man with similar interests and an unmistakably kind soul. Their online exchanges become the brightest part of her day. But meeting face-to-face is altogether different, and her special friend is the last person Merry expects--or desires. Still, sometimes hearts can see what our eyes cannot. In this satisfying seasonal tale, unanticipated love is only a click away.


Visit Debbie Macombers website for more information on this book 


Are you reading a Christmas book?

Happy Holidays! 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Pumpkin Recipes for anytime of the year!


One of my favorite kinds of Pie is Pumpkin Pie, I love it!  I could eat it anytime of the year.  There are so many Pumpkin recipes that I want to try! 😚

What is your favorite Pumpkin Recipe?


See below for several Pumpkin recipes that I'm sharing from some of my favorite cooking sites.


Enjoy!

Pumpkin Cake Roll Bars  from The Better Baker 


Pumpkin Spice Cake from The Country Cook 




Roasted Southwest Pumpkin Stew from Miz Helen's Country Cottage 





For more delicious Pumpkin Recipes - Visit my "Pumpkin Recipes"  Board!    😊🍰 





Friday, October 20, 2017

Keeper of the Plains - Wichita, Ks


I'm currently reading "Love Finds you on Christmas Morning" on my Kindle app on my tablet.  Two wonderful stories of the same house -- set 85 years apart.



 Two women receive marriage proposals in the same house—eight-five years apart. Love finds a home on Christmas morning in two heartwarming holiday stories. 

“Deck the Halls”
And 
"’Tis the Season”




And, I wanted to share some photos with you that I took of a Wichita Attraction called "Keeper of the Plains".  You can read more about this Statue at this article

The 44', 5 ton stylized sculpture of an Indian Chief was designed by Native American artist Blackbear Bosin (1921-1980) and constructed by Tom Washburn of Architectural Metal Products.






Its fun to walk on the Bridge!   


There is a nice path that you can walk near this River 




And, you can rent bikes to ride near this Attraction! 


Have a great day! 


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