Thursday, April 17, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

HANDS OF DARKNESS by Heather James

This is book 2 in the series, in book 1, Evelyn's young daughter is kidnapped and murdered.  Evelyn, a lawyer, gets disbarred when she kills a child molestor.
In Hands of Darkness, she gets a new job as a police consultant, working with a detective that had helped solve her daughter's case.
Someone is killing women, and he is  very violent in his attacks. 
Some aren't found for several days or weeks after he kills them.  
But when he accidentally lets one of his victims get away, and Evelyn finds that the woman is a friend and fellow lawyer, the case gets very personal.

If you like suspense, the kind that makes you stay awake to finish a book, you need to read this.
Heather James had done a magnificent job of setting the scene for an ending that will have you wanting more.

I'd give this book 5 stars just for the cover art alone.

I was given a copy of this book by Kregel Publications to read and review.  No other compensation was given.  All opinions expressed here are my own, I am not required to give a favorable review.

Saturday, April 12, 2014


I'll rent him out.

Well, I did it

I've been thinking about getting a laptop for awhile.  I have found that many of the  publishers are only doing limited numbers of real books, most are now Ebooks, so if I want a certain book, I have to take it as ebooks.

Sitting in front of this computer for a long period of time isn't what I want to do, my legs stiffen up.

So on Wednesday, I started searching, and searching and searching.
I finally went to Dell Refurbished on Ebay and started bidding.
On Thursday afternoon, I won an auction, and
within a week, I'll be using my laptop.

I have had some flack, because I bought a vista instead of a windows 7,
but this is my computer, to do email, read, and whatever else I want to do, not to game on or run high energy programs.
It should serve me well for a long time.
I can also throw it in the car, and not have to worry about a $1,000.00
 computer getting stolen.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

3 Childrens books by Callie Grant

Aren't the illustrations gorgous?
Every page is just as beautiful, 
and each is illustrated by a different person.

The dialog is simple, easy to understand, and targeted toward 

Jesus Saves Me
uses the story of Jesus as a shepard
and how we are his flock.

Close as a Breath
a little girl asks her father questions
as they gaze at the sky, and he explains that just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it isn't there. 

Little Seed: A Life
 A squirrel hides a seed in the ground, and
how life springs forth, when the conditions are right.

Published by Graham Blanchard Inc
all the books are heavy cardboard pages, should hold up to
little hands, as they bring them to you to read again and again.
I think these would make a beautiful baby shower gift, or a lovely addition to the children's nursery at church.
 I received copies of these books to read and review from Sheldon Interactive, no other compensation was given.  All opinions, and pictures posted here are my own.  I'm nrequired to give a favorable review.

The Quilted Heart Omnibus by Mona Hodgson

I love the Civil War Era in stories, so that brings a different prospective to this book.
All of these 3 stories could stand alone as a book, but all three combined in one book really was a pleasure to read, and follow what was happening.
Mona Hodgson's writing is a pleasure to read, looking forwart to more of her books.

All opinions expressed here are my own, no compensation, other than a free copy of the book was given for my review.  I'm not required to give a favorable review.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Can you see it?

Can you see it?

Do you know what it is?
and this is just outside the fence, and to the left
of the front door,
it the smaller 
of the Maples
Here is a better look, 

Yes, it is a nest,
can you guess what kind?

Doves, I'm not sure if it is the
Ringnecked Doves
or the
Mourning Doves.
I spotted them on the nest
 this morning as I was leaving
for water therapy.
I hope to watch the babies
hatch and grow, we'll see.

Here is a trip around the area close to us.
Our lane
about 3/4 mile from the house

And just as you pass our driveway, on to the south.

These are not far from us, about 4 miles.
Petit Jean Mountain, Couldn't get it all in one shot

These are just off the bank of the Arkansas River
A sand and gravel operation, the green in front, is farmland.