Monthly Archives: September 2015

Never Too Late by Jo Barney

Never too late

Is It Ever Too Late To Live Life?

This Is A Must Read Book.

All I can say is wow! This was an emotional roller-coaster ride. For me it was a story of guilt, giving up, disillusionment, unhappiness, and settling for second best or maybe even fifth or sixth best.

But the real story beneath all the emotion, is it is never too late to begin again.  The author, Jo Barney, is talented and it shows in this book.

Edith is in her sixties, she was born in the time period that demanded marriage if one committed the unpardonable and became pregnant; their lives became a study of settling, making do, just existing,


A Song of Shadows A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly

a song of shadows

A Thrill Drive

A Song of Shadows is a crime thriller at its best!

Throw in a little paranormal, and it’s unbeatable!


Charlie Parker is back, worn and torn, but in one piece. He has come to Boreas, Maine to recuperate from a near death attack in his last book. He just wants to heal, but life has something else in mind for Charlie. Charlie Parker is a very gifted detective in more ways than one; Charlie has insights that normal humans do not have into the spirit world.


Story Line:

Mysterious happenings abound in this small seaside town and the town’s people include Charlie in those mysteries even though they have taken him in as one of their own.

Charlie has a 6-year-old daughter, Sam; Sam communicates with her dead half-sister. His neighbor, Ruth Winters and her daughter Amanda are newly arrived in town, and Ruth has


Brides of the Old West: Five Romantic Adventures from the American Frontier by Darlene Franklin, Peggy Darty, Sally Laity, Nancy Lavo, Kathleen Paul

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Clean Christian Romance At Its Best!

Brides Of The Old West  has five novels. All are wonderful stories of  inspiration and love in the old west.

This book has a total of 720 pages and are not short stories; each is novel.  Each author is talented, well-known, and seasoned; it shows in these stories.

You will love each novel.  My hope is that this book review inspires you to buy the book.


Morning Mountain by Author Peggy Darty

This is the story of Luke Thomason, Suzanne Waters and the forever love they find in the old west. Luke has been lucky at the poker table, but luck was not on his side when he was shot and robbed.

Suzanne finds Luke barely hanging on his saddle and nurses this fine figure of a man back to health. Luke


DIY Bleach

I finally got the photo from computer-land of what you will need to make recipe.  It only took 24 hr for computer-land to spit it out.

Today we are going to make our own bleach.  That’s right, you can make your own for a lot less  than the stuff you buy in town and this recipe will not make you cough and hack.

It is an easy, quick recipe and works great.  I found this on the internet several years ago.  I can’t remember the site.  If anyone knows, please let me know I will give them credit. By the way, there are hundreds of recipes for bleach on the internet, this is the one I use.


3 cups of hydrogen peroxide (big box store has      this cheap)

3 cups of water

3 Tablespoons of citric acid.  (I use food grade because that is what I have on hand)

Mix all together, place in a DARK BOTTLE, MUST BE DARK, as hydrogen peroxide losses its strength when exposed to light. Use as you would bleach. Just as you would with manufactured Clorox, Do Not mix anything with product( such as ammonia),  I don’t know what chemical reaction it would produce.

Yes, it will bleach out color in color clothes. I have spots on a pair of jeans.


Now for the legal stuff:  This recipe has not been approved by any gov agency, FDA, scientist, etc.  Make and use at your own risk.

Give Me a Texas Outlaw and Give Me A Cowboy: by Jodi Thomas, Linda Broday, Miranda Phyliss, Dewanna Pace

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Two Books For the Price Of One

Strong Cowboys, Strong Women, Strong Love! 

Great Authors



The Touch of An Outlaw by Jodi Thomas

First is a story of an outlaw; Michael Hughes and a young woman pregnant and unwed, Cozette Camanez; both have never known love. Fate has a forever love in their future as these two find the love of a lifetime.


Update on orange cleaner made of orange peels and vinegar

Remember I told you about an orange cleaner recipe I was going to make and if it worked I would post the orangerecipe.  I used the recipe and I love it.  I cleaned my frig, counter tops, bathroom toilet, sinks, cutting board, and stove; it worked great.

I originally found this recipe on the following site:

She has beautiful photos of the product as well as a description.  Take a look at her site.

I am going to tell you what I did.

You will need


Pioneer Brides-Mail Order Bride by Indiana Wake and Belle Fiffer

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Romance in the West!  Strong Sexy Cowboys, Need I say more?


This is a four box set of western romances about strong men and even stronger women that settled the west.

The women came to find the love of a lifetime. Each is a short novella that is very enjoyable. I love Ms. Wake’s and Fiffer’s writing style.



The Rival Bride Book 1

This is the first story in this four box set. Kristine is a young woman with a gambling father that has practically sold her to Robert Miller, a rancher and widower still in love with his dead wife, as a bride.

In exchange he will pay her fathers debts and enable her 2 sisters, Courtney and Patricia, to stay in finishing school. This novella is full of sorrow, jealousy, insecurity, sadness, and finally joy in the morning.

Ms. Wake and Fiffer filled this story with emotion and she added an adversary, Abby, for Robert’s affections. Though short this story was very enjoyable as we watch Kristine grow and Robert find he has a jewel in Kristine; they find their happy ever after.

Had the story been longer Ms. Wake and Fiffer could have fleshed out the story of the rivalry for Robert’s affections; this was still a short enjoyable read.



Letters of Love Book 2

Courtney, Kristine’s seventeen-year-old sister, is the star of this story. Court is in love for the first of her life; Curly, Abby’s ranch hand, has been writing love letters to her. She and


Tennessee Waltz by Tana Mae Simmons

Tennessee Walt

Sweet love story set in the Tennesse mountains.   A strong man, a woman finds her worth!

Tennessee Waltz is a wonderful book of love, family, and acceptance!

(The Homespun Hearts Series Book 1)


In 1898, Sarah Channing is a very rich young woman; she is also very plain and has never been allowed to forget that she will never find a husband without the inducement of her father’s money.


New York City society is self-serving and shallow; Sarah doesn’t fit into their mold of beauty and money.  She wants a child; she must have a husband. She accepts Stephen’s proposal only to gain a family; he is


Occult Assassin #1: Damnation Code by William Massa

Book Review

What a roller coaster ride. This book is non-stop action from the first page to the last. Mr. Massa knows how to ramp up the action in no uncertain terms.

The story begins with the murder of Steve Delaney, a UBER driver. The murderer’s IPhone telecast Occult AssassinDelaney’s murder to a mysterious man wearing a robotic death mask and to two other phones. Strange sing-song chanting by the masked man is heard and the 3 others then committed suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Flash forward and Mark Talon, Delta Force Soldier and most decorated soldier in all the military branches, is on his way home to pop the question to his investigative reporter girlfriend, Michelle. After accepting his proposal, all hell breaks loose in her apartment after Talon goes to the aid of an old military friend; Michelle is murdered in a horrible way within a pentagram by a Satanic Cult before he returns. What was she investigating that could have led to her death? The villains do not realize the can of worms they have opened by killing Talon’s fiancée and he has the backing of Simon Casca, owner of a technology company, billionaire and occult expert. Casca has personal knowledge of the evil of this cult.

Enter the villain of this story, Robert Zagan, CEO Of Omicron Technologies and Satanic Cult Leader. His


A Secret to Bear by Ana W. Fawkes & Karolyn James writing as Ana James

Book Review

Scarlett’s life has not been very fulfilling, she is curvy aka fat, works at a dumpy diner, her mother died giving birth to her, and her father, John Harrorway murdered; after his death she never felt valued a secret to bearagain. In her fathers journals he wrote of the town of Strykersford and told her wonderful tales of bears and humans when she was a child; Scarlett wants to know what happened to her father. She heads to Strykersford and encounters Max, whose father was also murdered. Max is a werebear, gorgeous, huge, has a heart of gold and is crazy about Scarlett at first sight; Scarlett is likewise affected.

This is the story of Scarlett and Max finding the love of a lifetime and solving mysteries.


Mail Order Bride – The Crippled Mail Order Bride Promised to his Brother: by Indiana Wake and Belle Fifer

Book Review

Ann Montgomery is a beautiful young woman wounded in spirit. She has a crippled leg and The Crippled Brideeveryone she knows makes fun, pities her, or looks down on her disability. She wants a husband and family; at her friend Jolene’s urging she applies for a husband with Mary Hawkins mail order bride agency. What follows is a journey west where love is waiting.

Anna finds herself with two suitors but only one holds her heart. Anna prays for guidance from her Heavenly Father, and God handles bringing things to the proper end. For a short story the authors, Ms. Wake and Fifer, did a good job creating a love and happiness for Anna, I wish it have been fleshed out more, but I think in the coming books, we will find the stories will connect and complete a cohesive book. The bonus chapter at the end of the book was  enlightening


Alone and Expecting: (Soldier’s Widow Mail Order Brides Book 3) by Susan Leigh Carlton

Book Review

Author Susan Leigh Carlton has written another winner series; this is book 3 of the widow series. From the Alone and Expectingopening prologue that described the infamous battle of Gettysburg where we as a country lost so many of our fine young men on both side to the last page I was hooked.  I cried over all those lost lives and the lives that would be changed forever forward from this awful war; men, women, child forever changed some for good, some for worse in desperate times.

Cindy Britton is widowed after this awful battle, left pregnant and with a son, Titus a little over 2 years old.

Whit Goodson, a rancher, survived the war to only have Apache burn out his ranch; he became the best trail boss in the west and his life continued. He signs on with Tom Cannon to drive cattle to Montana, and stays on as foreman of Tom’s ranch. Whit wants a home, wife and children; mail order brides were frequent out west due to the shortage of women and


Downton Tabby by Sparkle Abbey

Book Review

Caro Lamont, transplanted Texan and pet therapist is back in action. Cash, Jake, and Caro share office space in the same building. After Cash ask Caro to watch his cat while he runs home on an errand; he Downton Tabbynever returns.  Caro finds Jake dead in Cash’s pool and she thinks Cash has been kidnapped. From there the action, mystery and suspense is on a roll in this cozy mystery. Caro just can’t help herself; she gets involved in the investigation much to the dismay of Detective Malone.

There is a lot going on in this book. Cash and Jake are techies that own a technology company which developed the Woofwalker app for healthy dogs, one is dead the other has disappeared, Caro is trying unsuccessfully to dodge her ex-husband and a noisy reporter, she is followed by a black SUV, she is still fighting with her cousin over Grannie’s


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