Chicken, Kale, & Sweet Potato Soup

  It finally feels like Autumn here in North Carolina!! *happy dance* In fact, I was so excited to see that it would be in the 60’s today that I broke out one of my long-sleeve blouses to wear to work. HA! But fall means delightful things. Like pumpkins, sweet potatoes, FOOTBALL (Yes, NCSU IS…

Grilled Chili Lime Chicken

Yesterday, an app on my phone reminded me that it was my 2nd anniversary of blogging! Two years of delightful books and worlds where I could sneak off to at any given moment. Two years of yummy recipes and learning just how much I love to cook and bake. Two years of delighting with fellow…

Created

Created Written by: Janice Boekhoff Publisher: WildBlue Press Month, Year: June 2017 Amazon | B+N A brief summary from Janice Boekhoff: After his sister’s death sends him into the loving arms of God, Paleontology Professor Travis Perego fights to reconcile the career he’s devoted his life to with his fragile new faith. His struggle between evolutionary theory and…

The Pretender

The Pretender Written by: Ta’Mara Hanscom Publisher: Reata Publishing Month, Year: December, 2010 Amazon A brief summary from Litfuse: Set in South Dakota in 1975, where eighteen-year-olds could order 3.2 beer in a bar, and loaded guns were kept under the counter. Frankie Valli sang “My Eyes Adored You,” and American soldiers returning from Vietnam struggled with…

All She Left Behind

All She Left Behind Written by: Jane Kirkpatrick Publisher: Revell Month, Year: September 2017 Amazon | CBD | B+N A brief summary from Jane Kirkpatrick: Already well-versed in the natural healing properties of herbs and oils, Jennie Pickett longs to become a doctor. But the Oregon frontier of the 1870s doesn’t approve of such innovations…

Liar’s Winter

Liar’s Winter Written by: Cindy K. Sproles Publisher: Kregel Publications Month, Year: August 2017 Amazon | CBD | B+N A brief summary from Cindy K. Sproles: Lochiel Ogle was born with a red-wine birthmark–and it put her life in jeopardy from the moment she entered the world. Mountain folks called it “the mark of the devil,” and for all the evil…

Unraveling

Unraveling Written by: Sara Ella Publisher: Thomas Nelson Month, Year: July, 2017 Amazon | CBD | B+N A brief summary from Sara Ella: One kiss changed her future. Can another alter her past? Eliyana Ember doesn’t believe in true love. Not anymore. After all she’s been through between capturing the Void and saving the Second Reflection, El only trusts…

With You Always

With You Always Written by: Jody Hedlund Publisher: Bethany House Publishers Month, Year: June, 2017 Amazon | CBD | B+N A brief summary from Jody Hedlund: When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She’s had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children’s Aid…

Herb Steak Foil Pouches

The past couple of months have been sort of crazy with an assortment of doctor’s visits, medication switches, and a couple of biopsies to top it all off. The biopsies came back great – praise GOD for that!! But still, my body needs to get its act together. Enough’s enough! One cool thing the doctor…

Monday Reads + Giveaway Announcement

Good Morning Friends!! Its a beautiful fall-ish morning here in North Carolina!  But, as much as I long to, I know better than to bring out my sweaters and boots just yet, mainly because later this week will be in the 80s again. Sigh. I’m so ready for cooler temperatures, ya know? Realizing I haven’t…

Night Night, Train

Night Night, Train Written by: Amy Parker Publisher: Thomas Nelson Month, Year: July 2017 Amazon | CBD A brief summary from Amy Parker: Chug-a-chug, the night night train Is a-rumblin’ round the track– We’ll ride it down to Sleepytown, And then we’ll come right back! My Thoughts: Looking for a way to get those adorably cute kids of…

The Road to Paradise

The Road to Paradise Written by: Karen Barnett Publisher: Waterbrook Press Month, Year: June 2017 Amazon | CBD | B+N A brief summary from Waterbrook Multnomah: An ideal sanctuary and a dream come true–that’s what Margaret Lane feels as she takes in God’s gorgeous handiwork in Mount Rainier National Park. It’s 1927 and the National Park Service is in its…