Thursday, January 30, 2014

Jan 30 books read

Forget Me Knot by Mary Marks
Really enjoying this book because all the time the story is being told there are snips of very useful quilting information.
Love how the story starts out with a bunch of women who are quilters and they join together to go to various events, until one is found dead. And they were the first on the scene, then the next event happens and again they are first on the scene.
Like this book so much and I'm not even 4 chapters into it that I know I am going to enjoy the next in the series. The cast of characters are very similar to ones of my mother's age who I've been known to hang around with at times, to quilt.
Everything is described in such detail you can just picture it in your mind as if you are watching a movie.
When Claires' relatives want the truth about the murder Martha Rose is given permission to search Claire's quilts for a hidden message. Such a treasure when she talks about the quilts, the story quilt in itself can tell the life of someone.
Because she has studied so much about the history of quilts, texture, etc she knows what to look for and hope it's in time to solve the mystery.
With the leads she uncovers she is not so sure who is the killer....the detective keeps telling her to stay out of it or she'll end up dead... totally amazing how she learns the secret of the coded quilt...
A handful of characters that are easy to keep track of and with all the details of the places traveled to this is a good read, especially the quilting tips along the way-many I learned from my mother. Excerpt from the next one is included.
I received this book from The Kennsington Books in exchange for my honest review

Simply Delicious Italian Cakes & Cheesecake Recipes - (Delicious Collection of Italian Cakes and Cheesecake Recipes)
Not many pictures of the completed desserts and no nutritional information. From my experience these do tend to be on the rich side making them a special holiday treat.
Even swapping out some ingredients to make them with less sodium and cholesterol the flavor wouldn't be the same.
Lots more recipe books available from the author at their site.

5 Thieves That Will Steal Your Rich Life by Beau Henderson
Author describes the many ways the economy will change and are you really protected where your money is. There is a short quiz to take that will get the information from them to you via email.
Cores and levels depending on your circumstances are discussed.  Recently I got an email from the author that this is just a summary of the real book which we will get to review as well.
I received this book from StoryCartel in exchange for my honest review.

"Sarah's Wishful Day"- Children Storybook - Bed Time Book For Children Ages 4 & Up (children Self Esteem Storybook) by Ally Nathaniel
Illustrated very colorful children's book about Sarah. One day she spends outside in the fresh air treasuring her surroundings and she notices a pencil is growing out of the ground.
It's a magical pencil and when she draws a lollipop on her pants it becomes real and she eats the lollipop.  She makes other things come to life but what is amazing is when the item is for somebody else there are now more pencils available.
Other books available by the author are highlighted at the end.

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