Wednesday, July 22, 2015

What's up next?

Here's what we have planned for the next couple of months!

Bath & Body product roundup
Back to School product roundup
Subscription Box roundup... we feature the best and newest monthly clubs!
A bunch of fabulous new books! 

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, July 17, 2015

New Music - The Revivalists 'Men Amongst Mountains'

The Revivalists
Men Amongst Mountains
$9.99 on iTunes

I'm loving this new album from the New Orleans roots/rock band The Revivalists! Check it out... stream the entire album HERE!

Never Resist a Rake - Review

Never Resist a Rake
Mia Marlowe
Sourcebooks Casablanca
$7.99 paperback/ebook
Purchase HERE

If you love Regency romances, RUN to purchase this book! It is, without a doubt, the best I've read for a very long time.

John Fitzhugh Barrett has recently learned that rather than being the penniless bastard he was raised to believe he was, he is heir to a marquessate! Now he must manage to become the person his new family wishes him to be, without totally giving up his free-wheeling, roguish ways.

Rebecca Kearsey is the daughter of a baron... usually a perfectly respectable title. However, this particular baron has a bad habit of gambling away any amount of money that crosses his path, much to the detriment of his family. Rebecca has no hopes of making any sort of match with a family such as this.

John and Rebecca meet in a most unusual way... she has gotten herself into an awful scrape, and without giving any spoilers, of course John rescues her. They get to know each other, and begin to fall head over heels for each other. 

As with a typical Regency romance, of course there is the usual boy meets girl, disastrous events occur, and many misunderstandings happen on their way to eternal happiness. But Ms Marlowe has turned this story into so much more than that. Highly recommended!

Frontier Engagement - Review

Frontier Engagement
Regina Scott
Love Inspired
$5.99 paperback/$4.99 ebook
Purchase HERE

Alexandrina Eugenia Fosgrave is a proper and polite young lady, refined, polished and poised, newly transplanted to Seattle from Massachusetts. James Wallin is a rugged frontier man, a little roguish, yet well meaning and kind. Neither of them have any intention of falling in love....

Mr Wallin comes to Seattle to hire Miss Fosgrave to teach school in the tiny village his family dwells in. She reluctantly agrees after meeting the families and her three prospective students. However, someone does not want a teacher in town, and soon Rina decides she simply must return to Seattle.

Mr Wallin devises to plan to try to convince her to stay, with disastrous results, and soon they are lost together in the deep woods! Of course, this places the reputation of both of them in grave danger. 

This is a truly delightful short read, perfect for a beach read or a plane ride. I absolutely loved meeting the charming people in this story, and highly recommend it!

Hutterite Diaries - Review

Hutterite Diaries
Linda Maendel
Herald Press
$12.99 paperback/ $8.99 ebook
Purchase Here

I've always been fascinated with 'simpler' ways of life - from Amish to Mennonite to Shaker to the Hutterites. While I consider myself well versed in the ways of the Amish and Mennonites, I knew comparatively of the Hutterites. This book provides a fascinating look into the daily lives of a colony of Hutterian Brethren on the prairies of western Canada. 

We learn both the deep intricacies of their faith and the minutiae of everyday life in the colony. The book is written as if the author is sitting in front of us, just chatting away. This is a book to savor, one chapter at a time. Each chapter is a gift, a retelling of a simpler life, one like our great-grandparents lived. This life isn't for everyone, indeed, their numbers are dwindling, but with this remarkable book, perhaps the Hutterite way of life will be remembered for years to come.