Hot Dish

Ever since the invention of Slow Cookers hit the shelves, people have looked for more recipes so not to bore their taste buds.

Martha Stewart has put together a collection of tasty and easy to make dishes. From soups to desserts, this book covers it all. It doesn’t matter if you are a whiz in the kitchen or don’t know the difference from squash to white quinoa!

Each recipe is beautifully illistrated photos with clear and crisp details showing you the final outcome to each dish. It also shows that certain dishes being plated eligance. There is serving sizes as well as other ideas for pairing with each dish.

Each recipe is explained in detail so well, that it is easier to follow. It offers the “optional” ingredients that would work for each dish. In the begining of the book there is some background information and tips for your slow cooker recipes.

I love that there is a dish that will sure please the taste buds of even the pickiest eaters. Slow cooking is extremely valuable with “set it and forget it” cooking for busy families to “slow and steady” in no rush cooking. I’m not used to Martha Stewart’s cooking, but this will my new go to cook book! I received this book for free from BLOGGING FOR BOOKS and in return I offer my unbiased opinion in return.

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Threads Unravel

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With so many people in the world today it is hard to imagine that our lives can intersect one another. Even in foreign countries people can affect a stranger’s future.

In THE GLORIOUS HERESIES, Lisa McInerney takes us to Cork Ireland and show us how four random people that are total strangers all have something in common.

Jimmy Phelan is a feared criminal who recently sought out his mother who was absent his entire life. He moves her into one of his buildings (ex-brothel). His mother should appreciate everything he is doing for her. Maureen hates the dump her son makes her live in and since she bore him, he owes her. A prowler breaks into the building and Maureen takes action and kills him with a religious knockoff.

The scene shifts to the other characters and gives some insight to their paths. The Holy Stone is more than just a knockoff and because of of it lives will be changing forever.

The language in this book is obscene, strange Irish words that we don’t know, and it is easy to read otherwise. I love the colorfullness that each character’s personality. Lisa makes these characters come alive and have a purpose.

Each character story is seperated and labeled avoiding confusion. The book does not ramble and ends in a timely manner.

I would recommend this story for adults, history buffs, mystery, and romance novel fans. I look forward to more Irish tales from this author in the future.

I received this book for free from BLOGGING FOR BOOKS and in return I offer my unbiased opinion in return.

Just Can’t Stand It

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Reading the summary of HERE AND GONE you are instantly drawn to this book. Having a crooked Police Officer planting drugs in her car that she was using to get as far away from an abusive man.

The kids are taken away from their mother under extreme resistance. The kids dissapear from her eyes as the Police take them away. A mother’s worst nightmare has just happened. When she makes it into the town where the cop was from, they inform her that they have no idea who she is AND have never seen any children. She must either fight till her death to find them or let them go. This mother is not about to let her kids be rasied by anyone but her.

My mother read the summary on the dust cover on the book and was hooked. She made it about 5 pages into the book when she closed it up and threw it to me. She said the language was so frequent and have some words that boils her blood.

I opened the book and read 20 pages and I as well closed the book. There are too many point of views (character stories) and no way to know when the next character would start talking. I became frustrated when the words didn’t flow. I spent double the amount of time reading and rereading several times trying to understand what was happening.

It is not often that I don’t finish a story, but I just couldn’t force my eyes to read another paragraph. The plot is a true mystery that I love reading. I just wish I could finish this book. I received this book for free from BLOGGING FOR BOOKS and in return I offer my unbiased opinion in return.

The View Is Better From Up Here

How can a book be so pointless, but you can’t put it down? Well, this is the perfect way to describe this book. Chapter after chapter, page after page are events that are hectic. The main character is a young woman 16yr old who has a mother that is overseas offering her medical expertise and cannot trust her daughter to be alone with her thoughts.

Depression and anxiety grip people all over the world and doesn’t care who you are, age, sex, sexual orientation, or social status. It can be a crippling experience that prevents you from living your life peacefully. The 10 things are a coping mechanism to distract you from your fears, even if for just a moment.

This girl has her hands full on “worst case scenario” facts going through her mind. With the help from her girlfriend Maeve can break through the pain and take care of buisiness. Sometimes no amount of counseling sessions or meditations can offer help to some, but Maeve’s parents won’t allow her medications to as a treatment option.

This book contains adult language, adult situations, sexual scenes, drugs, and of course lots of bad news statistics. You can follow her as she comes to grips with her anxiety. I received this book for free in exchange for my unbiased review for Blogging For Books.

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The journey of hope

Ruth Logan Herne has done it again with Home On The Range! This second book in the series (Back In the Saddle) is simply amazing! These characters all have a story of struggle, pain, and sorrow. They each are hiding physically, emotionally, or spiritualy. The obstacles that these characters face are reality for some. Single mothers have received a lot of attention in the past and finally single fathers are getting some attention too. This story shows how God can use other people to work a miracle in your life. It is a great lesson in faith, healing, and patience! Looking forward to the next book coming in May! I received this book from Blogging For Books and in return I offer my unbiased opinion.

Grace is endless

When my faith is tested it is always that I am not making God happy. I always feel that he keeps a score of all the sins, but I now know that I am wrong. In this book i learned that His love is endless and when I call out his name He never ignores me due the sin. How wonderful is His love? How can we deserve His forgiveness? Why do i feel the He plays favorites against sinners? This book opened my eyes to His endless love! He hears every cry and sees every tear. I am loved forever by Him. My faith is renewed because of this book. I know that this book was reprinted many years ago, but still are the same struggles. Read this book, renew your faith, and see how much He loves you! I received this book for an exchanged and unbiased opinion through Blogging For Books. click to link

Inspirational book or not?

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When I got this book to review on “blogging for books” I had doubts. Some self help books are nothing remotely close to the things we really need to hear. This book really surprised me with the ideas that worked in subtle ways to change your way of thinking! It is simple to offer ideas that seem way too impossible to seem happy 24/7. This book doesn’t want you to fake emotions, but a way to change negatives into positives. For example there are 52 different lessons, one for every week, it seems. Take a read through each chapter allow yourself to look at yourself through different eyes the non-judgmental eyes. I couldn’t wait for each new lesson. I began to understand the ways I am self sabotaging and doubting, finding new ways that I can work through situations without accumulating the emotional baggage to tow around. Read the book, know yourself, and begin to smile at the small joys of your life! I received this book for blogging for books and i offer my unbiased opinion in return.

Faith, hope, and sister’s

This book shows you all of the many things that a friend does that show us how they care. Page after page you can follow the trail of love, support, hope, and tolerance. This author had a wonderful foresight to combine comics with inspiration. I gave this as a gift to my best friend, sister and she enjoyed it as well as I. It is a nice way to remember the life and the obstacles we live and that we were never alone as long as she was there. Perfect for mother’s as well because she will always be you champion and best friend!click to linkbest

Curved comb

Many pet owners know how annoying it is when you have the same amount of your animal’s fur on you that they have on them. I am always picking cat hair off my clothes because cats are temperamental and he MUST walk all over my things! GO PETS made a tool that helps me keep the extra fur that he sheds off me and my clothes. Now this comb has a curved handle that has a non-slip grip that makes it comfortable in my hand so I can brush my pets with ease to my wrists. It doesn’t matter if I am grooming my dogs or my cat because this brush works on both! I love how easy it is to brush my pet and watch as the curved brush contours their body and gathers all their loose hair together. The brush head get full of the fur and with a simple click of a button the fur is released for easy clean up. There is a clear silicon guard that protects the metal brush as well as keeping it safer around pets and kids. I have noticed that just a couple of strokes of the brush the dog’s coats feel so smooth, has all more shine, and didn’t cost me extra money or time. GO PETS includes pictured instructions on the back of every package and explains each part function and maintenance.  I received this item for free or discounted and in return I offer my unbiased opinion.

De-tangler

When you leave out on a farm you know that your animals will find every bur and become completely tangled all over their body. It used to be that I would have to spend hours trying to take out each bur. Having 3 dogs with the same taste for adventure can take an entire day to groom them but GO PETS have made my life so very much easier! This de-tangler has 2 sides with a selected number of teethe on each side. I use the 12 teeth (which has 12 teeth spaced out) to loosen the bur and then switch it over to the 23 teeth side to completely remove the bur as well as combing out the coat leaving the fur shinny. What used to take all day now just takes an hour and I can go about my day. I love the clever design of the curved teeth and the silicon no slip grip on the handle. My niece even can use this on the dogs and they are so relaxed that they doze right off to sleep! GO PETS includes pictured instructions on the back of every package and explains each part function and maintenance.  I received this item for free or discounted and in return I offer my unbiased opinion.