Amanda Dykes is a new author to me. I had seen many posts about her book on Twitter. After reading the description, I was intrigued and made sure to get a copy. Where to start? There was a wonderfully rich assortment of characters peopling this story. So many stories to […]
Tag: World War II
This seems to be the year for me to read World War II books! I went through a period in which I avoided any books from this era at all. Yet I have read eleven since starting this blog. Well, twelve now. And four have been in this calendar year! […]
Despite the pool in our backyard, my dad managed to make it an oasis. Potted roses lined the deck around the pool, we had a fishpond with a waterfall surrounded with tropical plants. The covered patio had pots galore with climbing vines and hanging baskets. Gardens and ponds must […]
It is so maddening to me when people expect me to second guess! Dropping hints and supposing that I will listen to what they didn’t say instead of what they do say. I am one of those people who appreciate directness (with kindness, of course!). If you want me to […]
“Enola Gay. Hmm. Enola Gay.” As I walked past the historic plane, I was wracking my brain trying to remember where I had heard the name. The moment I remembered, I froze. The plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. I stopped in my tracks and looked again, […]
We live in a fallen, sinful world and in a time that is uncertain and filled with evil men. If you spend any amount of time watching the news, it can cause you to lose heart and to fear. I am constantly hounded by those who slander me, and many […]
Here is a final excerpt from Dream of Her Heart. But, seriously, stop reading these excerpts – go buy the book! Excerpt Drops of rain started to fall and she looked up as Zane stepped in front of her. “Care to dance with me?” he asked, holding out his hands. […]
My hubby and I enjoy collecting seashells when we walk along the shore. We have a number of different ones that we have collected over the years. The funny thing is, we don’t even necessarily care if they are “perfect”. The colors and textures of a broken spiral shell can […]
“I am Sam.
Sam I am.
Do you like green eggs and ham?”
“Did you see that? She just reached up and plucked the ball out of the air!” I smiled at the awe in the voice of the stunned boy in my Junior High P.E. class. It was an impressive catch if I do say so myself. But I had learned from […]