Legacy #30Authors Blog Tour: Author Interview with Jenny Milchman

Legacy #30Authors Blog Tour: Author Interview with Jenny Milchman

May 20, 2015 Books 10

Note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated. Purchases from these links provide my blog a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support if you decide to purchase. I told you about Legacy: An Anthology about a month ago at the beginning of the book’s tour. I was honored to bring you an author interview with Paula Young Lee and  today the book tour wraps up with my author interview with Jenny Milchman. Jenny is the author of suspense thrillers Ruin Falls, Cover of Snow and As Night Falls releasing this year. She also wrote one of my favorite stories in… Read more »

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Five Night Stand by Richard Alley Book Review and Giveaway!

Five Night Stand by Richard Alley Book Review and Giveaway!

May 19, 2015 Books, Giveaways 13 ★★★★

Synopsis: “Legendary jazz pianist Oliver Pleasant finds himself alone at the end of his career, playing his last five shows, hoping the music will draw his estranged family back… Frank Severs, a middle-aged, out-of-work journalist, is at a crossroads as his longtime dreams and marriage grind to a standstill… And piano prodigy Agnes Cassady is desperately grasping for fulfillment before a debilitating disease wrenches control from her trembling fingers… When Frank and Agnes come to New York to witness Oliver’s final five-night stand, the timeless force of Oliver’s music pulls the trio together. Over the course of five nights, the… Read more »

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Weekly Menu Plan – May 18, 2015

Weekly Menu Plan – May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015 Menu Plan, Recipes 6

Hope you all had a great weekend! It’s Monday and time to share what’s cooking this week in our house with my weekly menu plan. The only topic I like to chat about as much as books is food! If you have a menu plan or a delicious recipe you want to share, feel free to link it up with our Small Victories Sunday Linkup. I’m always looking for new recipes to try. This Week’s Menu Plan: Sunday: Fish Tacos with Tomatillo Sauce and Refried Black Beans mixed with some salsa. Monday: Rotisserie-Style Roast Chicken Cooked in a Bundt Pan with… Read more »

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Small Victories Sunday Linkup {50) – Party is Live on 11 Blogs!

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {50) – Party is Live on 11 Blogs!

May 16, 2015 Small Victories Sunday 16

Are you ready? Small Victories Sunday Linkup is now partying on 11 blogs! In case you missed last week’s announcement, we are happy to welcome 4 new cohosts to our Small Victories Sunday Linkup team. We’re growing to keep up with the over 200 participants that link up with us every week! Heather from GeminiRed Creations is a creative crafty blogger, Tanya from My Fruitful Home blogs about home, faith and chronic illness, Brandi from Being Fibro Mom blogs about being a mom with Fibromyalgia and Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly is a lifestyle blogger and an all around inspiring lady. Back to the linkup…as you… Read more »

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First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen: A Magical Foodie Tale

First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen: A Magical Foodie Tale

May 12, 2015 Books 8 ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads: “From the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells comes a story of the Waverley family, in a novel as sparkling as the first dusting of frost on new-fallen leaves… It’s October in Bascom, North Carolina, and autumn will not go quietly. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, the Waverley women are made restless by the whims of their mischievous apple tree… and all the magic that swirls around it. But this year, first frost has much more in store. Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley’s Candies. Though her handcrafted confections—rose… Read more »

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Weekly Menu Plan – May 11, 2015

Weekly Menu Plan – May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015 Menu Plan 1

It’s been awhile since I posted my menu plan on the blog. I do still menu plan every week and I think it’s vital in saving money on groceries so thought I would share my menu plan again with you today. The only topic I like to chat about as much as books is food! If you have a menu plan or a delicious recipe you want to share, feel free to link it up with our Small Victories Sunday Linkup. I’m always looking for new recipes to try. This Week’s Menu Plan: Sunday: Leftovers from the First Communion and Mother’s… Read more »

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Small Victories Sunday Linkup {49} – Welcoming 4 New Hosts!

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {49} – Welcoming 4 New Hosts!

May 9, 2015 Small Victories Sunday 13

We have some exciting news at Small Victories Sunday Linkup, we are welcoming 4 new hosts! It saddens me that we are losing Alecia from Detours in Life as a co-host but she has decided to step back from hosting for the time being. I wish her well and thank her for supporting our great participants these past few month. I am completely excited to add 4 new wonderful co-hosts in the next couple weeks. You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting my Throwback Thursday Linkup, it got to be too much with hosting this one and that one just… Read more »

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Diamond Head by Cecily Wong Book Review

Diamond Head by Cecily Wong Book Review

May 5, 2015 Books, TraveltheWorldinBooks 5 ★★★★

Synopsis: “A sweeping debut, crossing from China to Hawaii, that follows three generations of a wealthy dynasty whose rise and decline is riddled with secrets and tragic love—from a young, powerful new voice in fiction. Frank Leong, a prominent shipping industrialist and head of the celebrated Leong family, brings his loved ones from China to Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century, abandoning his interests at the port of Tsingtao when the Japanese invade. But something ancient follows the Leongs to the islands, haunting them—the parable of the red string of fate. According to Chinese legend, the red string… Read more »

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Small Victories Sunday Linkup {48}

Small Victories Sunday Linkup {48}

May 2, 2015 Small Victories Sunday 22

Happy Saturday! I hope you are ready to party with our Small Victories Sunday Linkup! This weekly linkup is designed to linkup your BEST posts to inspire others to read, cook, craft, live well and blog well. Share with us anything that will help others live a happier and healthier life. Sunday is the perfect day to reflect and celebrate the week that passed and look forward to the week ahead. Our linkup is open all week long so feel free to stop by anytime, it’s never too late to linkup with us. If you need writing prompts or to see past linkups, visit… Read more »

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Worth It! Shatter Your Excuses & Free Yourself to Shine Book Review

Worth It! Shatter Your Excuses & Free Yourself to Shine Book Review

May 1, 2015 Books 5 ★★★★

Synopsis from Amazon: “Are you tired of living in a hard, dark shell? Is it time for you to shatter that shell and shine? Have you wondered if you’re even worth it? If any of this sounds like you, you are in the right place. In Worth It! Shatter Your Excuses and Free Yourself to Shine, journey with Heidi as she discovers and shatters her excuses. You will learn: • You are not alone. The excuses that hold us back are universal • Which excuses are at play in your life and how to shatter them forever • How to… Read more »

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