Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Salad Days by Amy Pennington

Salad Days
Boost your Health and Happiness with
75 SIMPLE,  SATISFYING RECIPES for
Greens, Grains, Proteins, and More
by Amy Pennington
Copyright © 2017 Amy Pennington
Sasquatch Books
ISBN 978-1-63217-085-9

75 gorgeous looking recipes for a variety of salads! And boy do I love salads!

Being vegan, I eat a lot of salads. Especially protein covered salads, and this recipe book has that covered!

It also has that unique 'Yum' factor going for it! Can't deny I'm going to try every single salad in here, minus any meat or dairy (I'll try to use vegan substitutes!)

I especially like the way the author has intermingled ingredients I would never have thought to mix together! Like pomegranate and onions! Wow! I can't wait to try that one! Or a fig and arugula salad? Sounds yummy, right? How about crisp iceberg, radish and creamy poppy seed dressing. Simple and yet, makes my mouth water thinking about it! And let's mix u melons with cukes! Cover it with an avocado cream! Or what do you think of Little Gem lettuce and cilantro with a watermelon vinaigrette? And my favorite? Roasted eggplant with cilantro vinaigrette!

75 recipes! Can't wait to get started!

I rate this book five stars,

a big thumbs up,

and I highly recommend it!

You can find the book HERE.  It retails for $15.27 hardcover, or $11.99 for Kindle.









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The Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained


The Art Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
by DK London
with contributors
Caroline Bugler
Ann Kramer
Marcus Weeks
Maud Whatley
and
Iain Zaczek
Copyright© 2017 Dorling Kindersley Limited
ISBN 978-1-4654-53367-2
DK a Division of Penguin Random House LLC

What can I say about this book?

It's fantastic!

It's amazing!

It's interesting!

It's knowledgeable!

And it's fun! I couldn't put it down until I had devoured every single page!

It runs the gamut of the art world. From the pyramids to the modern age! The how's, the why's, and the gee whizzes!

This would make a great gift for anyone! A wonderful coffee table book! Perfect for any art lover.

My only flaw is that my copy arrived with the spine broken! I'm so in love with it, however, that I'm going to take it to a bookbinder and see if I can get it repaired. Yes, it's that great!

I give this book five stars,

a big thumbs up,



and I highly recommend it!

You can purchase the book HERE. It retails for $16.49 in hardcover only, plus shipping and handling.







****DISCLAIMER: This book was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for a fair and impartial review. All opinions above are solely those of this blog's author.




Saturday, April 1, 2017

Pond River Ocean Rain by Charles Lattimore Howard


Pond River Ocean Rain
by
Charles Lattimore Howard
Copyright © 2016 Abingdon Press
ISBN 978-1-5018-3103-4
The United Methodist Publishing House

How we handle the storms of life says everything about our faith. Howard puts those tests to trial by calling them 'Pond, River, Ocean Rain'.

He describes the 'Pond' as allowing the feel of Living Water to wash over us while we contemplate the stillness. 'River' is described as full trust in God's Will. The 'Ocean' he states is as peace within mystery (we've all been there! Out of our depths!) And 'Rain' as the movement of God's relentless love for us.

A beautifully written, easy to understand book that reveal the wonderful abundant life we can enjoy, if we only jump into the water and allow God's will to carry us where He leads.

I give this book Five Stars.



A big Thumbs Up.


And I personally Recommend it!

You can find this book HERE. It is available for Kindle ($9.99) and in Paperback ($11.49).







****DISCLAIMER: This book was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for a fair and impartial review. The opinions above are solely those of this blog's author.




Salt Houses by Hala Alyan


Salt Houses
by Hala Alyan
Copyright © by Hala Alyan
Hughton, Mifflin Harcourt Publishing

A beautifully written story. Alyan tells a heart wrenching story of love and loss during war. The immigration of this multi-generational family from around 1950 to present day, and the changes this family must endure. A wonderful story that takes many twists and turns.

Well written, Aylan is a great storyteller that will touch your heart, and bring you insight into political and terror immigration. Prepare to cry, to laugh, and to feel the love as only a family can.

I give this novel Five Stars.


And a big Thumbs Up!


And I personally Recommend it!

You can find this book HEREIt is available in Kindle ($6.99) and in Harcover ($17.10 plus shipping & handling.)







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The Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron


The Illusionist's Apprentice
by
Kristy Cambron
Copyright © 2017 Kristy Cambron
Thomas Nelson Publisher
Advance Reader's Uncorrected Proof

Houdini's former apprentice, Wren, finds herself in a hurried race to beat the clock. Or is the killer?

Wren knows Houdini's secrets. And someone is out to get them. Someone willing to kill to get them. And Wren knows who it is.

Wren, well known in vaudeville, is an eccentric, wealthy woman in 1926. First she is in vaudeville, and second she wears "gentlemanly" clothing. She is definitely not the flapper irl of the roaring twenties!

Houdini's opinion of a known spiritualist wasn't good. Houdini was certain he was a fraud. When a public illusion goes wrong, and Houdini's foe is charged with murder, Wren finds herself defending the man, as she must now work with the newly formed FBI to find the real killer!

A charged, page turner, that will keep you up all night to read!

Cambron, an established author, outdoes herself in this fast paced, who-done-it.

I rate this book with Five Stars.


I give it a big Thumbs Up.



And I personally recommend it.

You can find the book HERE. It is available in Kindle ($8.99), Hardback ($28.49) and Paperback (8.79).







****DISCLAIMER: This book was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for a fair & impartial review. All opinions above are solely those of this blog's author.




The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories by Celeste Fletcher McHale


The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories
by
Celeste Fletcher McHale
Copyright © 2017 by Celeste Fletcher McHale
Thomas Nelson Publisher
(Advanced Reader's Copy: Uncorrected Proof)

Jacey had no idea what was in store for her. But it was something big.

Jacey and Colin has spent three very intense days surviving a Mississippi flood. But they HAD survived. Yet Jacey went down in the water. When she came back up, she couldn't remember the last name of the man who had not only saved her physically, but for whom she was also in love with.

When chance steps in, Jacey is a bridesmaid at her friends wedding. And who should be the minister who preside over the nuptials, none other than Colin.

A mixture of emotions runs amok.

Jacey feels stirrings she's never felt before.

And God has plans that neither of the two would have dreamed up alone.

I absolutely adored this wonderful romantic novel! One minute crying. The next laughing. And the next nodding my head saying to myself, "Yep, I've been there and done that!"

McHale tells a great story, and one you won't want to miss!

I give this book Five Stars.


A big Thumbs Up!



And my Personal Recommendation.


You can find the book HERE. It is scheduled for release on May 23, 2017, and will be available in Kindle ($8.99), in MP3CD ($13.99), in Library Binding (36.95) and in Paperback ($15.99).







****DISCLAIMER: This book was provided by Amazon Vine in exchange for a fair and impartial review. The opinions above are solely those of this blog's author.







Fodor's Travel: Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire


Fodor's Travel: Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire
copyright © 2017 by Fodor's Travel, a division of Internet Brands, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-101-87997-9
15th Edition

I collect Fodor's Travel books! I have since I was a teenager. I always promise myself that I will one day go to those places that I love reading about! And while it's been about 12 years since I was last there, I do believe that Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire have some of the most beautiful fall foliage of any of the 48 contiguous states I've been in! Simply gorgeous! And I'd love to go again. Maybe next fall!

From the first pages, which do, indeed, feature photographs of fall foliage, we see the Top Reasons To Go:
* Fall Foliage
* Regional Food (You haven't eaten until you've eaten fresh caught Maine lobster!)
* Outdoor Fun ( Hiking, boating, biking, or simply taking in the views!)
* Small Towns (I love the small town greens and small taverns!)
* Fantastic Skiing (You'll have to trust the book here! I am so afraid of downhill skiing! Shushing I'm fine with!)
* The Coast (A look of the Atlantic standing high above on an overlooking cliff, and you will never think of the ocean the same again! Simply a beautiful sight! Especially when you are standing next to an ancient lighthouse! Superb!)

I can't wait to make another trip up! It's an amazing experience if you haven't been yet. And if you haven't, then grab a copy of this book. It's the ultimate guide to seeing just exactly what you think will make the perfect experience for you!

I rate this book FIVE STARS.


And I give it a BIG THUMBS UP.


With my Personal Recommendation.


You can find the book HERE. It is available in Kindle for $15.99 and in Paperback for $13.59, plus shipping and handling. Great for your Fodor's collection. Better yet as your travel guide to one of America's best kept secret places to visit!







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