A campy Christmas, A Frannie Shoemaker Campground Adventure by Karen Musser Nortman
Frannie's kids and grandkids will not be at the Christmas this year. They all have other plans.
She had spent so much time decorating the house and getting tickets to the plays for them all...
On an impulse they get together their camper and go with their friends to TX and other places. Love how she organizes all the food and clothes they will need.
Road and nature hazards and they end up in a cmapground deserted for a night and witness strange happenings....
Men banter to no end...They find a man in the snow....love how this plays out.
Especially love the tips for when traveling in the winter and in the RV. Recipes and more tips at the end of the book.
Can't wait to read more of the books by this author. Many are summarized at the end.
That First Christmas by Lily Graison
Meredith is on her way to her fathers during the winter break but she crashes her car and a man rescues her.
He takes her back to his cabin and they are snowed in for a week. When he finds out who she is related to things change for him...
The scare with the animals leaves him wounded and she tries to help.
Travis is from a different type of world and you wonder how they even survive their time in the cabin.
Love how he uses his hands and teaches her things about surviving. Turmoil really heats up when he delivers her to her fathers...
Christmas: Short Stories that stir the Spirit of Christmas by Marcia Laycock
She moved up north to experience the true winter and holiday season. They were to fly back to the states to celebrate the holiday but Tim had not made the reservations.
No store had a tree, no turkey, no cranberry sauce, nothing. She sulks in the tub and agrees to go to his bosses house for dinner.
After they all gather around and read from the book of Luke. Like their way to celebrating the holiday up north, unique.
Bryan is on the river with ice fog all around and he needs a miracle to help with the delivery.
He prays to God to help. The pastor and his wife help and are able to have the prayer meeting.
Religious ancient archives and I enjoyed this one for the treasures they find.
A book of the future where events have changed the world as we know it.
More quotes from Luke about the nativity scenes. He only wants to find a cure for his ailing daughter.
Next story is they may have to cancel the event as some have come down with measles and some adults are showing symptoms as well.
They may find the right answer to make the pageant go on as planned.
A Father for Christmas by Rachelle Ayala
This story starts out with Kelly and she's brought her 4 year old daughter to the mall to sit on Santa's lap, Bree. They get separated and a man, Tyler who is a local hero who went to war and donates all his pay to the orphanage finds her and returns her. He keeps running into her, helping out her mother and other chores.
She finally goes out with him as she looks for a gift for her daughter and they get to know one another. She's a finance career person but with job placement she now works as a janitor for the bank. He's homeless and can make his living by doing jobs for others. He cleans up good and is there to help the ladies at the church also, for a free meal.
Tyler gave up his football career after 9/11 to go fight the war. His mother died while he was there and there's nobody else for family. She starts feeling bad she treated him like a criminal...
She sees things in the different light after spending time with him and he with her family.
Circumstances make him leave the area and she can't find him....Misunderstandings and you know they'll never get back together-too much hidden from one another.
Tragic and happy at the same time. Excerpt from the next book in the series is included at the end.
Other books excerpts are also included. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
You Will Never be Hungry Again, Healthy, Delicious & Nutritious Foods by Rodolfo Fernandes
This book starts out with author bio and other details about the book. Basic cooking terms are included.
Pictures along the way
Understanding food labels is highlighted.
Recipes are broken up into food category.
Kitchen tools are discussed. Seasoning recipes, useful.
Each recipe starts with a title, total time, prep and cook, servings.
List of ingredients, very healthy but uses canned items, which you can substitute for fresh produce.
Has steps to follow, along with pictures. Easy to understand.
No nutritional information. Carrot cupcakes would be my choice to try.
Metric conversion available and a section on superfoods and their benefits.
Vitamins and minerals are also discussed.
The Clean Eating Cookbook: 50 Quick, Easy and Delicious Recipes by Alice Newman
Starts with table of contents with recipes listing in no specific order.
Introduction talks about what clean eating is and what you should include.
Breakfast recipes start with a title, tiny color photo, servings, time (some include prep and cook times) and list of ingredients along with directions. Has some nutritional information for protein, carbs, fats and calories. No sodium and fats is not broken up into good or bad.
Next section is lunch then dinner. Not sure why they are using a canned product when they could make it fresh and have NO sodium at all.
Especially tomatoes in a can, what's wrong with using fresh. Also has a section on snacks.