Thursday, December 22, 2016

Books read Dec 22

The tea planter's wife by  Jefferies_ Dinah
Story of how time goes from past after she's gone and Gwen is the new wife and she gives Lawrence a boy. There is also a girl but she's a different color and she is able to stay in touch with the one caring for her.
Lawrence has other conquests and pursues them while keeping his wife happy.
Love learning about the tea plants and how they are processed in their plant factory.
NY Stock market crash throws the whole estate into turmoil as he must leave to tend to business, with Christine...
Things just aren't right since someone tried to kill her with drugs...
Loved the mystery and have read other book sthat state the same facts of the birth.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

A Cascades Christmas_ four-in-one collection by  Davis_ Mary - Lee_ Debby - Welborn_ Gina - Colvin_ Mildred
Love anthologies as I find new authors with a mutual NW theme.
Like the fact this is based at a lumber mill. The family feeds the workers and on weekends they go to town. Anna is almost 18 but she's been sneaking off to fish with Jeremiah.
They have nicknames for one another and she finds out her parents will send her to a big city to learn modern woman etiquette. He needs to get over the death of his family as they perished in a fire and he knows the workers would help make a house for them.
He's hesitant to approach her...story also follows others who find one another.
Liked learning about statehood of WA, lumber industry and railroad during 1890s as young woman become marriageable ages.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

How to control high blood pressure without drugs by Robert Rowan
Wolfson_ Rita Parsont
Lots of information about this disease and how to control it with diet and exercise.
Many cases are discussed and what the outcome was and why.
Like information on what spices to use on which products.
Foods listed with amounts of salt they contain so you can select better.
Recipes and meal plans included also.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

Crave and Cook: Home Cooking During the Holidays
Starts out with author notes on how she was raised and cooking was always part of their way of life.
Several pictures and various locations and who influenced her.
Each recipe includes a color photo, summary of the dish, servings, and ingredient list and how to prepare and tips on how to serve. Breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes.
No nutritional information.

Perfect Christmas & holiday recipes book. Desserts cocktails and cookies: Includes recipes for kids
Recipes include servings, ingredient list  and how to prepare them.
Some color photos but no nutritional information-you can tell from the amount of fat.
Drink recipes included.

Instant Pot Slow Cooker Cookbook: Easy One-Pot Meal Slow Cooker Recipes (Fix, Cook, Serve Book 4)
Tips on how to use the pressure cooker as a slow cooker.
Recipes start out with title, cook time, servings along with ingredient list.
Different sections for different meat selections. No pictures and no nutritional information but you can make healthy substitutions.
Charts at the end of the book along with free ebook and other works by the author.

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker: Quick and Easy Pressure Cooker Recipes (Fix, Cook, & Serve Book 3)
Starts out with why use this and how to use it safely.
Starts out with breakfast items: servings, prep and cook time, list of ingredients,
directions and nutritional information (fat is not broken up into 4 sections).
Many selections from all the meals of the day, other works listed at the end.

Slow Cooker: Cookbook: 87 Easy Recipes by Olivia DeLuca
Starts out with breakfast recipes that include servings and carb count.
List of ingredients and how to make the dish in your slow cooker. Ingredients tend to be on the healthier side or substitute for your choice.
No pictures and no nutritional information.
Main dishes using various meats are next.
Free ebook and other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Flying for First Timers: Everyone's Guide to Airline Travel by
Introduction tells you what you will learn from this book: everything hassle free from booking your flight online to reaching your destination and how not to get jet lag.
Tons of information about every aspect of your flight and travel to anywhere.  List of other books available from the author along with what to pack in what bag.
Compression stockings, we'll have to remember this tip as we do take long flights!

Mexican Recipes: 30 Quick & Easy Mexican Recipes by Peggy Annear
Starts out with what Mexican dishes are and then goes into the list of ingredients you should keep on hand.
Like the sample salsa recipe=so very easy and quick.
Homemade taco seasoning would be I'll be trying next week. We use it on chicken before we bake it. Even better in chicken salad.
Perfect ending with a recipe for wedding cookies. Like the ingredient list as most things are on the healthy side, I just can't pronounce some of the titles.

Slow Cooker Creations: 25 New Recipes That Can Make You Full & Satisfied
Explains how slow cookers work. Each recipe has the title, prep and cook times, servings and ingredient list.
No pictures and no nutritional information. I think other healthier options might work in these recipes.
Measuring charts are included at the end along with shopping lists.

Can't find it at other retailers, ISBN# is wrong?

The 12 Days of Christmas by Xist Publishing
Colorful book showing what my true love gave to me on the twelve days of Christmas.
Like the photos accompanying the days.
History of the Christmas carol is explained at the end. Other works are highlighted at the end.

Miller's Creek, TX Cookbook  (No ISBN)
15 favorite recipes of the area.
Asks trivia questions about the books in the series at the end of the recipes.
No pictures and no nutritional information.

Quick & Easy Slow Cooker: Over 50 Fantastic Recipes To Prepare Each Night by Paul Wilson
Each recipe includes: Prep, cooking times, ingredient list, and how to make the dish.
No pictures and no nutritional information.
Never thought of making an omelet in the slow cooker. Some of the ingredients there should be a healthier option to use.
Some of the paleo recipes are formatted a bit differently=not sure why...
Some recipes also have no prep time but have serving sizes.

The Boardwalk by Susan Stoker  (no ISBN)
He's over 80 and keeps active through pain and age. He took care of his wife through her illness.
He meets an older woman who's just sitting at the boardwalk staring out at the water. She tells him of memories of her husband and when she and others helped babysit the neighbors 13 kids.
Realized when they reached the establishment where they ate that they were the ones married and the woman had a memory problem and didn't even realize he was her husband.
Like that they set the home up as a hotel with choices and he talks her into taking a nap in her favorite spot. Love tracking GPS in her necklace...
Such loving caring memories and honoring those who helped in 9/11.

Almost a Bride by Patricia McLinn
Matty has to marry him, it's her only option. Her long lost friend Dave and he's a lawyer. She hopes to save her ranch that other in the family had just about bankrupt.
She needs to get the grant-that would turn the ranch around. It's only going to be a temporary arrangement...
Indian Paintbrush, what a bond! He doesn't think she will go through with it...
It all came down to where he lived, the county... he's not so happy when he finds out...
Like how the family welcomes her and the projects that bring the ranch money-interesting.
Lots of action, adventure and steamy sex scenes.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Healthy Kids Cookbook by Don Orwell
Like this book right off the start as it's about how to change one's behavior just by what they are eating.
Children today so many have problems, ADHD being one of them and author realized what the child was consuming and how so out of control they were until the menu changed.
Each recipe starts out with abbreviations of what the dish is good for-specific allergies, etc.
List of fresh and healthy ingredients, how to make the dish and a color photo of the finished product.
No nutritional information but it's all healthy things.
Some dishes do contain the nutritional information but I think they may be copied from another source as ALL recipes do not contain this information.
Lots of choices: drinks, desserts, side dishes, salads, etc.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Children’s Books: MR. GETAWAY AND THE CHRISTMAS ELVES (Adorable, Rhyming Bedtime Story/Picture Book for Beginner Readers About Working Happily and Giving Freely, Ages 2-8)
Silly children's colorful story about how one day after Thanksgiving their regular teacher is out sick and Mr. Getaway will take over. He takes the kids on a field trip to see the workshop of Santa.
Shows all the activities the elves are doing to prepare for the big day.
They all learn a lesson that will last a lifetime. Other works by the author are excerpted at the end.

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