Thursday, June 1, 2017

Books read June 1

The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller
This book starts out with Lavinia and she lives with her father the pastor and her aunt Patience.
Story also follows the Earl Nicholas who has come to their town. He's making sure the one in charge is keeping the town buildings up to date and everything is in order.
Lavinia has a sharp tongue and is not like the other young females who take a fancy to Nicholas. She even points out his lack of concern in keeping the buildings up to date.
She has a lot of talents and enjoys some of them. He's smitten with her and she finds herself liking him but always with a bitter tongue.
Sermons in church and ones they all share in. During meals they are able to learn more about Nick's battle background and he learns of Lavinia's teachings during mass to the children, teaching them letters and numbers along with the teachings of God.
Misunderstandings, illness, emergencies and disappearances, twists and turns til they realize what is important to each other. So many mysteries! Love all the travel and descriptions!
Quotes from the Bible help them lean on each other and God for guidance.  Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
Free Kindle book

How to Bake a Pie: 37 Delicious Pie Recipes: Baking, Home Cooking, Pie Cookbook  by Nicholas Brown
Book starts out with how the chapters are laid out: fruit, chocolate, pot and pies for any occasions.
Each pie has a title, time to make/bake, servings. List of ingredients and how to make the pie.There are no pictures and no nutritional information.
You might be able to substitute for a healthier option with some of the ingredients.
Some of the recipes the ingredients are given in American and English measurements.
Cornbread chicken pot pie might be the healthiest recipe in here as it doesn't require a stick of butter and you use low sodium products.

Winter Is My Middle Name by DW Rayner
Story of a boy who loves winter and everything about it. Goes through the various months of the year and also follows a few of his friends and the things they do.
He can't wait to leave and go to Canada. 
Like the ending and how nothing happens that they expect.

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