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Love On A Limb by Laurie Lewis

Book Review | Love on a Limb by Laurie Lewis

Book Title: Love on a Limb Author: Laurie Lewis Paperback or e-book: 342 pages Publisher: BooksGoSocial Date Published: November 26, 2017 Genre: Christian, General Fiction (adult)     Matthew Grayken is young, successful, and dying, which is why he’s about to propose to a total stranger. He isn’t interested in love. He needs a companion and nurse to ease his Read more

A Christmas By The Sea by Melody Carlson

Book Review | A Christmas By The Sea by Melody Carlson

Book Title: A Christmas By The Sea Author: Melody Carlson Hardcover: 176 pages Publisher: Revell Date Published: September 4, 2018 Genre: Christian Fiction ASIN: B07D6XS6HT ISBN-13: 978-0800722715 When Wendy Harper inherits her family’s beachside cottage in Seaside, Maine, she sees it as a way to finally pay off the debts that have mounted since her husband died. But before it Read more

As The Tide Comes In by Cindy Woodsmall

Book Review | As The Tide Comes In by Cindy Woodsmall

Book Title: As The Tide Comes In Author: Cindy Woodsmall & Erin Woodsmall Christian Fiction, Romance ISBN 9780735291010 PRICE $14.99 (USD) A New York Times best-selling author  releases her first southern novel, a Steel Magnolias-meets-Sweet Home Alabama story set on St. Simons Island. When an unthinkable loss sends Tara Abbott’s life spiraling out of control, she Read more

A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter

A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter

Book Title: A Defense of Honor (Haven Manor Book 1) Author: Kristi Ann Hunter See My Reviews of First Impressions on : GoodReads | Amazon Review | Library Thing *Thank you to Bethany House Publisher for my copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.* A Defense of Honor is the first book in a series (Haven Manor). Below Read more

First Impressions by Debra White Smith

First Impressions by Debra White Smith

Book Title: First Impressions (The Jane Austen Series) Author: Debra White Smith See My Reviews of First Impressions on : GoodReads | Amazon Review | Library Thing *Thank you to Bethany House Publisher for my copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.* First Impressions is the first book in a series (The Jane Austen Series). Below is the Read more

Minding the Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Minding the Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Book Title: Minding the Light (Nantucket Legacy Book 2) Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher See My Reviews of Minding the Light on : GoodReads | Amazon Review | Library Thing *Thank you to Revell (Baker House Publishing) for my copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.* Minding the Light is the second book in a series (Nantucket Legacy). Below Read more

A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason

A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason

Book Title: A Most Noble Heir Author: Susan Anne Mason See My Reviews of A Most Noble Heir on : GoodReads | Amazon Review  | Library Thing *Thank you to Bethany House Publisher for my copy of A Most Noble Heir in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.* A Most Noble Heir was inspired by “true life events enhanced by imagination” according to Read more

Keturah (The Sugar Baron’s Daughters, # 1) by Lisa T. Bergren

Book Title: Keturah Author: Lisa T. Bergren See My Reviews of Keturah on : GoodReads | Amazon Review *Thank you to Bethany House Publisher for my copy of Keturah in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.* Keturah is the first book in a series (The Sugar Baron’s daughters). Below is the description from the back of the book: “In 1772 England, Read more

Hearts Entwined – A Novella Collection

Book Title: Hearts Entwined Author: Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, Melissa Jagears See My Reviews of Hearts Entwined on : GoodReads | Amazon Review *Thank you to Bethany House Publisher for my copy of Hearts Entwined in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.* Hearts Entwined is comprised of four historical romance novellas written by different authors. Each novella has its own Read more

The House on Foster Hill

The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

Book Title: The House on Foster Hill Author: Jaime Jo Wright See My Reviews: GoodReads | Amazon Review *Thank you to Bethany House Publisher for my copy of The House on Foster Hill in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.* Taken from the first chapter of The House on Foster Hill, ” Death had a Read more

Coast and Anchor Bookshelf

Build a library and books will appear

“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” – Henry Ward Beecher Such true words written by Henry Ward Beecher in his book Eyes and Ears (1862 Edition).  My love of books and my collection has grown tremendously over the years. I’ve only ever dreamed of Read more

Easy tips for Coastal Christmas Decor

Nothing screams Christmas like a fire blazing in the fireplace, peppermint hot chocolate and sparkling Christmas lights, but to a girl who loves the ocean and all things nautical my go to Christmas decor equates to starfish, sand dollars and seashells. While I do add pops of red, the majority of my Christmas decorations are Read more

Books are like people, we need all types

I absolutely love books. Collecting them, reading them, decorating with them. Someday I will have a room that is dedicated to housing my books, my own little library that will be my safe haven. Books help me dream, relax, escape. When the pressures of life are weighing me down, a good book will almost always Read more

Though She Be But Little, She Is Fierce

Fierce: showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity. As a mom, watching your baby water ski is one of the most nerve racking yet proud moments I’ve had. The photo above was in 2013, so our oldest daughter was barely five at the time. We were at our annual family vacation at “The Lake” (or for anyone not from Read more

Starbucks On The Lanai

Lanai: a veranda or porch. (back in Missouri it would be a porch or patio, in Florida it’s always a lanai) Cold coffee snob would definitely be how I would describe my coffee addiction. I began trying to brew it at home in my own kitchen, in an attempt to break my habit of dropping by Panera Bread Read more

Capsule Wardrobe for Fall

Capsule Wardrobe: a collection of a few essential items of clothing that will not go out of fashion, such as skirts, trousers, and coats, which can then be augmented with seasonal pieces. So, I decided that trying a capsule wardrobe would help minimize clutter in my closet and boost my style morale. I’ve been using it for over Read more

Splits, Headstands and Downward Dog

No, I can’t actually do the splits! Headstands maybe, but I’m bound to have a headache and look like a fool. But downward dog, yes, that I actually can do and can I say that I love it! I have always been interested in Pilates but felt like Yoga was a bit too odd. Not Read more

Lavendar Lemonade, Laughter & Friends in Sarasota

Restaurant In Review: Caramel Cafe’ & Wine Bar in Sarasota, FL What did Lavendar Lemonade, Laughter & Friends in Sarasota have in common you ask? A much needed night of laughs, great food, drinks and non-stop talking between two moms or an easier way to sum it all up – GNO (girls night out). Sometimes you Read more

Snowman at Lido Beach

Lido Beach: since the opening of Lido Key to automobile traffic in 1926, Lido Beach has been a popular spot for sunbathers. More than 3,000 feet of pristine white sand beach located on Lido Key, one half mile southwest of St. Armand’s Circle, on Ben Franklin Drive.  Headed to the beach for the first time this Read more