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Honeysuckle Dreams

honeysuckle dreams    Brady Collins has already gone through enough. His ex-wife has passed away, leaving Brady with Sam, his baby son, and a business to juggle. His friend, Hope, helps out when she can. Brady loves his son and cannot imagine his life without him. And then he receives news that is devastating.

Sam’s maternal grandparents are filing for custody and as things stand, they have a better chance of custody than Brady does. The biggest tip the attorney offers- get married. Show the judge he is hard working, he is a family man, he is serious about being a father. Hope is willing to step up to the plate, but can their shared love for Sam be enough?

Welcome back in the world of Denise Hunter. Beautiful descriptions of scenery, the amazing personalities of the characters, the displays of selfless love. It was a very enjoyable read and I look forward to more from Ms. Hunter.


*I received this book free from Thomas Nelson and The Fiction Guild in exchange for my honest review. What I have expressed are entirely my own thoughts and I was not compensated in any way.*

Creativity is Good for the Soul, My Life

It’s a Bird Nest, It’s a Plane, It’s a…. Cardboard Box?

Good Morning, Friends,

I hope you are having a great day and all is well in your world. Today, in my world, (although I am a day late in my Creativity post, and I apologize for that. I will get my schedule down better. I will!)

Anywho, last week while babysitting, there came a knock on my door and when I opened it (after checking who it was. Safety first!) my brother and sister-in-law came in with a delivery for one of my “kids”….a cardboard box!!!! And not just any cardboard box, but a REALLY BIG box! To make the experience as fun as possible my brother and sister-in-law delivered it with a paper that needed to be signed and the delivery needed to be confirmed, there was a disclaimer as to what the box could be used for. My brother said it best but it went something like this, “Be careful, this box can be used as a submarine, a spaceship, a pirate ship, a fort, a tunnel, it can move at the speed of light. It holds much power.” Brilliant!

I love how we can take something so simple, a box that is brought from a company we order from, no matter what size, and create something so imaginative! This week so far the box has been a cow. And the inside of the box? Why, that’s where the baby is inside its mommy, of course! I love the imagination of children. There is no end to it.

So, next time you get a box in the mail and think about tossing it out, think first of all the possibilities it holds 🙂



Book Review

A Worthy Pursuit book review

pin5e5a8c210b72840cdec8684ab6ad1224A teacher on the run with three young students. A bounty hunter in hot pursuit. When Stone Hammond is hired to capture Charlotte Atherton, he thinks he is rescuing three kidnapped children. When he meets Charlotte and hears her side of the story, however, he begins to question who is in the right.

Both Charlotte and Stone felt they were in the right and they were willing to fight all the way for what they believed in. I appreciated that. The banter and thoughts between the two characters was entertaining. The love shown in the story was sweet. I loved Mr. Dobson, an older man who often brought a smile to my face with his quick comments. The relationship between Charlotte and Stone was fun to read. It was interesting to see how they would handle each other. Karen Witemeyer has yet to disappoint me with her writing. I loved the flow of the story, it got right into the action, the descriptions were great, everything- made for a fun, sweet story. I look forward to Ms. witemeyer’s next book.

*I received this book free from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review. The thoughts I have expressed are entirely my own.*

Books and Reading

A Booked Weekend

First, I apologize for posting this a day late. I meant to post it yesterday (Friday) but I forgot due to getting ready for my trip to Kentucky. I left very early this morning with family and realized later today I hadn’t posted my weekend reading update. Now that we have made it safe and sound to our destination I can concentrate on it.

My reading list this weekend consists of two books thanks to the long ride in the car (about twelve hours). I finished another review book, A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer. The review will be posted soon, hopefully. I plan, anyway. The short version of the synopsis is…. A teacher in the run with three students. A bounty hunter hired to catch her on kidnapping charges. However, when Stone finally does catch up to Charlotte he questions who is in the right…. I finished the last half of the book on the roundtrip. The story is filled with action, mystery, drama, comedy and love. More of my thoughts on it will be shared in the review.

The other book, the one I just started tonight, is Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons. It is a short novel about an eleven year old girl. I have only read two pages so I don’t have too much to say about it yet. However, the story did catch me from the first sentence.

I hope you are having a relaxing, enjoyable weekend. I will be  back soon. I hope you have a good night.