Tuesday, August 28, 2018

A Recurring Question...

I've asked myself this question many times in the last three years as we have continued to unearth boxes from the attic in our NC home and bring them to VA. Usually, it is something that can be discarded or given to one of the children (yay!!!) which means one of these days there will be a lot less treasure junk for them to go through. 

On this last trip, I brought a box home to VA with me and was pleasantly surprised to find a beloved book tucked down in the bottom. You're probably thinking it wasn't too beloved or I wouldn't have packed it away, right? But if you know me at all or visit here often, you know I have hundreds of books! I still have books in boxes and no place to shelve them...yet. But back to this one.

I used this book for years when I had a greenhouse and grew herbs for making my hand-milled soaps. It has good information on many herbs and their uses, whether you are cooking with them or using them for medicinal purposes. 

I recently purchased my first diffusers and a couple sets of essential oils so I am looking forward to studying about the herbs used in some of them and what medicinal/therapeutic uses they have. My Christian fiction and non-fiction reviewing pile became a bit overwhelming all of a sudden so I am looking for some 'thyme' in my day to do more reading in The Herb Book. haha

I also bought a leather bound journal from Cracker Barrel when I was in GA in July that I am using for a 'junk' journal. When I was perusing the pages of The Herb Book, I realized that the illustrations are simple enough and will help me in my drawing practice. Unearthing this book is proving to be of more value to me than I had first thought. :-)

How about you? Do you have a favorite informational book?
If so, please share in the comments.
I would love to know! 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

FLASH SALE!!! Shattered Memories by Debbie Lynne Costello

The Charleston earthquake has left destruction like nothing Doctor Andrew Warwick has ever seen. On a desperate mission to find the lady who owns his heart, he frantically searches through the rubble, where he finds her injured and lifeless. After she regains consciousness, the doctor’s hopes are quickly dashed as he realizes she doesn’t remember him. Things only get worse when he discovers she believes she’s still engaged to the abusive scoundrel, Lloyd Pratt. Now Drew is on a race with the wedding clock to either help her remember or win her heart again before she marries the wrong man.

Waking in a makeshift hospital, Olivia Macqueen finds herself recovering from a head injury. With amnesia stealing a year of her memories, she has trouble discerning between lies and truth. When her memories start returning in bits and pieces, she must keep up the charade of amnesia until she can find out the truth behind the embezzlement of her family’s business while evading the danger lurking around her.


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Monday, August 20, 2018


won The House at Saltwater Point by Colleen Coble! 

Thanks to all who participated. 
Stay tuned for more book talk, reviews, tours, and giveaways.

Cover Reveal ~ At First Glance by Susan Tuttle


Title: At First Glance

Author: Susan L. Tuttle

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing (Blink)

Release Date: November, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Links: Goodreads | Amazon

When it comes to love and matters of the heart, she's got a lot to learn.

Estate planner Penny Thornton loves dusting off items others gloss over, especially since she relates to feeling tossed aside for the “bright and shiny”. When her younger sister’s approaching wedding launches Penny back into the throes of her dysfunctional family, she decides to use the festivities to close the gap in their relationships—even if it means appeasing them and finally losing the few pounds they’ve hounded her about for years. But she doesn’t expect to meet two very different men in the process. East Fisher, the personal trainer who personifies everything she believes she could never attain, and Jonah Black, a man who reminds her so much of herself. Both men are more than they appear at first glance, and both seem interested in her romantically. As Penny uncovers their hidden layers, she discovers when it comes to love and matters of the heart, she’s got a lot to learn about estimating value.


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Susan L. Tuttle lives in the Mitten State where she’s a homeschooling mom of three and happily married to her best friend. Between raising her teens and leading the women’s ministry at church, she finds time to write. She’s firmly convinced that letters were meant for words, not math, and loves stringing them together into stories that inspire and encourage. Romance, laughter, and cookies are three of her favorite things, though not always in that order. Connect with Susan at www.susanltuttle.com.

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