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Christians, Politics and the Media

If I have ever written a blog regarding politicians and/or political matters, I don’t recall it. I stay out of political conversations. I don’t share my opinion on political candidates or political matters. I do believe that it is every American’s responsibility to vote. You have the responsibility to vote and the right and privilege to vote for whomever you choose. However, something came up a few weeks ago which, to my knowledge, the media has completely ignored. I don’t always hear/watch the news, but I suspect I am correct in saying the media largely ignored this event. Continue reading “Christians, Politics and the Media”

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BOOK REVIEW: Rocky Mountain Pursuit

If you like to read action-packed, page-turning, can’t-put-this-book-down books, then you need to rush to your nearest bookstore – or get on Amazon – and buy Rocky Mountain Pursuit.

Author, Mary Alford, has written a suspense story that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the end. Although fiction, Rocky Mountain Pursuit is set in the midst of current events, making you realize this story could easily take place in today’s time. Almost every chapter contains a plot twister, and the end of each chapter is a cliff hanger, making you want to ignore family and friends until you finish the book. And, of course, Ms. Alford left the biggest plot twister to the very end.

The two main characters, Jase and Reyna, will find a place in your heart from the very beginning. You will hold your breath as they move from one danger to the next.

The last piece of what makes this book so good, is the description of the scenery. Vivid, descriptive terms transported me from home to the Rocky Mountains, from every day life to a life full of adventure and danger.

On a scale of 1-10, this book is a 10+!

I received this book as a gift. The opinions expressed are mine alone; I was not influenced by any person.

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Book Review: A Home of Her Own

When reviewing books in the past, I have admitted that the historical category of books is not my favorite. There’s certainly nothing wrong with the genre – I just happen to like the contemporary category better.

I may have to change my mind, however, after having read Keli Gywn’s A Home of Her Own. Ms. Gwyn easily transports the reader back to the late 1800’s with her accurate description of that time and of the region of Diamond Springs. The story takes place on an apple farm  and Ms. Gwyn shares a wealth of information about growing and harvesting different types of apples. The authenticity of the historical aspect of the book really makes the reader want to learn more about that time and place in American history.

The heroine of the story, Becky, has fled a bad situation at home and travels across the country to California to care for the hero’s mother, who is suffering from cancer. James and Becky are attracted to one another, but as in any good love story, there are obstacles to overcome, including a challenge from the local doctor for Becky’s attention.

Although some of the lessons learned by James and Becky were hard, it was delightful to watch these characters grow as the story moved forward.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading A Home of Her Own and highly recommend you add it to your summer reading list!