Thursday, August 6, 2015

Books read Aug 6

Aloha! Traditional Hawaiian Poke Recipes: Delicious, Easy To Make Recipes That Will Impress Your Family And Friends
Thought the name was interesting and it's food we eat often so thought I'd check this book out.
Thought it would be more like American stateside poke dishes, desserts. The Hawaiian version starts out with fish and many spices.
No nutritional information and no pictures.

Children's book: Zoe's Trip to the Zoo, Fun zoo book for children, Educational animal book, Bedtime story for kids, beautiful picture book for kids, Children Book ages 3-8, Early reader book.
Colorful children's book about Zoe a girl who has 5 pets and when she turns 4 her parents will take her to the zoo. She's seen lots of animals in books.
Her dad tells her all about the animals they encounter, so many facts. After a tiring day they arrive home to Zoe's other gift...
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Tomato Planting How to grow tasty tomato (Gardening made easy, seed plants, container herb gardening) (gardening,companions gardening,container gardening,planting guide Amanda Johnson B Book 2)
Very informative details of the different tomato varieties, their nutritional value. Sections on how to choose the spot and till the soil.
Container gardening, how to harvest, prune and fertilize. Everything you could possible need to know about growing tomatoes is in this book.
More works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Mistletoe, Merriment, and Murder by Sara Rosett
Have enjoyed other mystery books by this author and this one is around Chrimstas.
Starts out with a military spouses gift exchange at Elle's house and she meets up with another pro organizer, such as her career and finds out Gabrielle is taking her clients from her and has gotten the new job.
Things around town are dire, house breakin's, and now a murder. Elle is suspected as the clues lead to others who have allibi's. She helps to solve the mystery with clues of her own and asking others questions.
Love how the community works, helping one another, especailly Helping Hands organization to provide food and other essentail thing.
What I also liked about this book si the organizing tips for Christmas especially in every other chapter and other tips and notes.
Lots of characters but it's easy to keep them all straight. Excerpt from the next new book at the end.
I received this book from The Kennsington Books in exchange for my honest review

Three Months in Florence by Mary Carter
Wanted to read this book because I will probably never get to Florence myself and wanted to learn about.
The book delivers the city to you and other places as well. There is also another story that starts out with Alex, the professor and how he meets up with Lena and after 16 years of marriage he gets the opportunity to teach in Florence, just him, not Lena and the kids.
She does meet up with him via the computer and he tells her of all he's seen and experienced and she is upset because they were to go there, had the whole trip planned out, for their honeymoon and now he's there by himself.
She has a meltdown and ends up in Florence and things take a drastic turn as she discovers his new life with out them. Things become heated even further entwined within the story of the city and it's culture. Twists and turns and you can't even see what is going to happen next.
Keeps you very interested in their story, from their past and about the travel. Really GOOD read.
I received this book from The Kennsington Books in exchange for my honest review

Before and ever Since by Sharla Lovelace
Great book and what I really liked was that there are two stories here. First the present day story where Em and Holly's mother is selling her house and traveling the world with her sister Bernie in her RV.
It's a surprise to the girls as they clean out their rooms and attic of their things. Em is now divorced from Kevin and her 21 year old daughter Cass is on her own. They all meet at the family house to help and Ben, a neighbor helps with the heavy things and repainting, etc.
Em and Ben were an item at one time and that's where the second story comes into play. There are excerpts throughout the book of their time when they were teens, Em becomes pregnant and Ben leaves so she ends up with Kevin.
Only Holly knows the truth but other hear them talking and things get out of hand and Cass ends up with a medical emergency that draws out the truth.
There is also a mystery of their dad's hidden treasure box-he was saving for their trips around the world but they never got to take them.
Bit of steamy sex but more important solving all the mysteries that arise. Excerpt from The Reason is You is included at the back.
I received this book from The Kennsington Books in exchange for my honest review

Superfoods Cooking For Two: Over 150 Quick & Easy Cooking, Gluten Free Cooking, Low Cholesterol Cooking, Low Fat Cooking, Whole Foods Cooking, Cooking ... Cooking (Superfoods Today Book 20)
Why superfoods are good for your body is discussed and what not to eat also has a section.
Each recipe has a color photo and what allergies one might have that they'd be able to eat the food from the recipe.
No malnutrition information. Each recipe has fresh herbs and ingredients.  Lots of categories and even desserts.
More works  by the author are highlighted at the end. Definitely a keeper in this book!

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