Monday, June 5, 2017

Books read June 5

Waking Up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly
Story starts out with Megan and she's in Las Vegas for a friends wedding and the night before she meets up with Connor.
Having many drinks they go off by themselves and next thing she knows it's the next day and she's in the bathroom getting sick, having no recollection of what happened the night before.
He informs her they are married and all the details but they've yet to sleep together. She is not sure she wants to stay married and he knows there's just something about her, he wants to stay married and try to work things out as they've talked for many hours the night before.
There are rules and then she goes along with the three month trial. Love the travel and the descriptions of the places.
She is out to make him want out but he's got a LOT of patience. So funny the things she tries.
Steamy sex scenes and she goes to other countries with him on business.  Their past lives catch up with them.....lots of twists and turns along the way.

Powerboat Racer by Thomas Hollyday
Have read other works by this author and have enjoyed the books.
This one starts out with John Loggerman and he's arrived in the USA in hopes of meeting up with his daughter who he's not seen in ten years.
His ex wife keeps her nearby and she lives in the Tinker community where they walk around with machine guns. John learns Stephanie, his daughter, is on a mission and not able to see him.
She does contact him via phone and tells him she has to do what she's told or her mother's life is in danger.
He just wants his products boarded so he can get out of there, with his daughter. The protestors don't want him to have the products nor leave..
Fond memories of one year's boat race on the water during July, a yearly event. Story follows many different angles and is still full of twists and turns. Lots of action.
Like learning how using codes the Tinkers sends messages about their events.
Like technical talk of how to balance the ship.  Brutal savage attacks-very detailed with descriptions.
Especially like that this book is good for a man or woman. It will hold their interests til the end. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
Received the book from the author and this is my honest review.

Breakfast Recipes: 50 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Recipes (Quick & Easy Breakfast Recipes, Delicious Breakfast, Everyday Recipes) by Nancy Kelsey
Each recipe starts with a title, color photo, prep and total time, servings. List of healthy ingredients and you should be able to substitute for your dietary needs.
Directions on how to make the dish are included. No nutritional information.
Lots of bonus recipes at the end along with other works by the author. Most of the ingredients are fresh and healthy.
Not liking that you use hash browns out of the freezer to use-they are so processed and have too much sodium for our diets. Gonna try making them from potatoes where I control the spices and herbs used and store them in the fridge for quick useage.

Crazy, Wonderful Science (A Mia Book Book 4)  mary Lee   (Author)
Colorful children's book about a girl who needs to do a science project for school. Her mother encourages her as they think of possibilities.
The end has the recipes to do the projects along with sideline hints as to its success. Love rainbow bowl and plan to do that one with our grandson soon.
Quizzes at the end to see if you were paying attention to the story. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
What I like about this is that the projects can be done with help from an adult by a boy or girl. Give your young one courage to just tackle it.

Celia's Secret Recipes by Pat Martin
Like the categories even though there are just a few in some of them.
Such a list of healthy ingredients and you should be able to substitute for your dietary needs.
Wanted to make the zucchini bread but not all the directions are there.
Recipes include a title, color photo for most, ingredients and how to make. There are several that the recipe is not complete.
Chocolate peanut butter cookies sound good and too easy, good for a snack on the go.
No nutritional information.

Let's Discover Some Casserole Recipes: Chicken Tuna Taco, Rice, and Pasta Casseroles and a Lot More! by Martha Stephenson
Starts out with the introduction and talks about how different countries prepare a casserole.
Recipes include a title, color photo, list of ingredient-you should be able to substitute for your dietary needs,
servings, cook time and how to make the dish along with suggestions in how to serve the dish.
No nutritional information but try a lower sodium or low fat product.
About the author and other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
Like layout and large size of words.

Children's books - The Gift: Picture Books Bedtime stories for children 4) by Bea Balint
Colorful children's story about a gift a ladybug wants to make for her mother, for mother's day. She had a hard time deciding on what to make but with the help of other animals she is able to do a big present.
She doesn't think her mother will like the gift because she thinks it's not the same.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.

Cajun Recipes: 101 (for beginners) by Clara Taylor
Introduction starts out this book with history and I especially like the meanings of some of the cajun words and phrases I've heard as to what they really mean.
Has chapters for breakfast, lunch and dinner meals.
Recommended books are listed at the end. There is no nutritional information although if you do substitute for your dietary needs the dish may not taste the same.
There are NO pictures but this is a treasure to have the recipes of the area.

Norbert's Nose by Stephan Schaffrath
Colorful children's book about Norbert and how he grows up with his family and what they are trained to do and how he does it.
He wanders off and finds a friend and they go their own way. Interesting as it tells a child they can do whatever they want despite what they are trained for.
With his training he is still able to make a good profit on the work he does do with the help of others in the business.

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