Happy Thanksgiving to all!!
God bless! 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving to all!!
God bless! 🙂
To Die For
by Sandra Byrd
My Book Rating: 5 out 5 stars
I have been so looking forward to reading, My Hope is Found ever since I had begun reading Joanne Bischof’s other books,Be Still my Soul and Though My Heart is Torn. I really enjoyed reading, My Hope is Found and I couldn’t stop reading it until I had reached the end of the story. A very amazing read!
Book Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
It’s almost Thanksgiving! I can’t wait!
Oh! I love this cookbook! This is the best vegetarian cookbook that I’ve ever read! I will admit that I still hold strongly to my canivorous ways. But now I have ideas on how to make vegetables interesting. In my mind, I thought that being a vegetarian was having a bland and boring palate. Sorry to you vegetarians out there! I really admire your courage to stick to all things healthy and such.
But in Mary McCartney’s cookbook, vegetarian food really opened up a different world to me! I was literally drooling over the pictures. As you all know I love cookbooks with as many pictures as possible.Her food photographs are amazing! She also shared little stories in the cookbook about her life growing up. Really interesting. I really didn’t know Mary was Paul McCartney’s daughter until a librarian said it! That tells you how much I know! lol. Mary’s picture is on the back cover of the cookbook and she looks just like her father!
She also had recipes for things that I haven’t even thought of.
Some of the Recipes in the book are:
Fruit and Granola
Saucy Mushrooms and Tomatoes on Toast
Pan-Fried Cheese,Tomato,and Onion Sandwich
Plum and Pear Crumble
Yorkshire Puddings-something that I’ve never tried but I would like to try sometime.
I do want to try some of these recipes some day because they looked spectacular! Any cookbook she makes in the future I would like to read it because I really loved this one.
Happy Reading Y’all! 🙂
Book Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Tessa Afshar has done it again! Harvest of Gold is the sequel to her previous book,Harvest of Rubies. I have been so eagerly waiting to read Harvest of Gold ever since I’ve read the first book. I must say that the book was a very awesome and inspiring read. I really enjoyed it!
I really loved how Tessa Afshar developed the story of Darius and Sarah. At first it seemed that their love story wouldn’t have a happy ending, but I’m so thankful that Miss Afshar brought about such a happy conclusion!
I really admire the heroine Sarah in Harvest of Gold. She is such an inspiration. She had such unmovable faith and a courage that couldn’t be shaken.
A perfect role model for me!
On the other hand, I also found the background story of Darius’ life to be very interesting. In his younger life he went through many things that molded who he was and it really affected him greatly in his marriage to Sarah. It almost seemed as if he could only be an impenetrable wall. The background story of Darius really helped me to understand him a whole lot better. His story of being raised in a palace at a very young age away from his loving parents only to be introduced to a harsh,cruel,unloving world. It really touched my heart because he suffered so much bullying from his peers and he had to hide many of his feelings in order to grow into the man his family was expecting him to be. It was really moving how that God through Nehemiah helped Darius to overcome that struggle.
Nehemiah was also a key character in this book because in the story it shows the struggles and the victory of being able to restore the former glory of Jerusalem. Nehemiah, once a lowly cup bearer for the King, became a leader for the people of Israel. Though they suffered many things, they still were able to overcome many obstacles presented to them in either the form of criticism,their enemies and with meager supplies of food. To actually see the victory they won through God and with the help of Nehemiah was amazing!
There are some parts in Harvest of Gold that were just absolutely hilarious! In the book, there are two new characters,Lysander and Roxanna. Lysander a man who has many hidden qualities and Roxanna a very strong-willed woman with a mind of her own. I really liked Roxanna’s character. She was a spy for the king. There many times in the book that she would seem very oblivious about the opinions the other characters would have about her. You would not believe the disguises that she wore in order to hide that fact that she was indeed a spy!
Both Lysander and Roxanna were both hilarious in the many situations they faced in the book. That is another quality that I love in Tessa Afshar’s books is that somehow she has a way of adding humor to her stories. Many times I can’t help myself from laughing out loud!
I really love the book cover for Harvest of Gold! All of her book covers they are so unique! The book cover of Harvest of Gold is no exception.
The only problems that I had with the book was that there were some parts in the story that I didn’t feel comfortable reading. Yes, Darius and Sarah were a married couple, but there were some things in there I totally didn’t expect to read in this story because in her past books she has precautions about such things. Another thing is that even though the story was good,I though it wasn’t as good as her first book in this series,Harvest of Rubies.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading Harvest of Gold. It was such an amazing and heart-touching story until the very end. I’m eagerly anticipating any forth coming books by Tessa Afshar. She’s such an inspiring author.
* I received a free copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my honest review. I received no compensation for this review,nor was I required to write a positive review.All opinions expressed are entirely my own.*
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Hello all! Life has been busy. When is it ever not busy? Well, for me anyways. 🙂 I will try my best to get more posts up here I promise! Please bear with me! 🙂
Scriptures that really spoke to me this week from the Psalms,
I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.Psalms 116:1
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.-Psalms 116:2
The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.-Psalms 116:6
For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.-Psalms 116:8
What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?-Psalms 116:12
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.-Psalms 116:15
5 out of 5 stars
I had an idea of trying to feature all of the cookbooks that I really enjoyed because of the upcoming holidays. Thanksgiving especially is a time for me and my family to appreciate God,family,and splendid FOOD! So I hope you’ll enjoy this special edition of, “I Love This Cookbook!” Don’t worry, I will also still be posting other books reviews as well .
Ree Drummond is so awesome! Her cooking shows are very helpful with trying to demonstrate how to cook great meals. I also like to visit her website from time to time. She’s so organized I wish I could be as organized. Her recipes are very understandable in this book. I really love the photographs! Me personally, I prefer cookbooks that have pictures so that I’ll know how to make the recipe and how it should look in the end so that I’ll know I did everything right. This book is no exception! With every recipe there are gorgeous pictures! I love re-reading this book just for that fresh air of inspiration.
I also love this book because it gives me the opportunity to try out new foods other than the regular fare that I’m used to cooking. It’s always good to try something new. 😉 Ree Drummond is such a fun and inspirational cook! This book is a really great read for great and exciting new recipes!
Also I can’t wait to read her new cookbook! Go check it out!
Visit Ree Drummond’s website: http://thepioneerwoman.com/
Happy Reading Y’all! 🙂