Thursday, May 30, 2013

Grub Hub USA Camp Kitchen #Giveaway ~ ARV $380 ~ Ends June 12th

Check out this awesome camping package!! This would be the thing to have for camping, that is for sure. I know that my Hubby would love to have this on our campsite!


Grub Hub USA Camp Kitchen (A.L.L. Review)
(Certain accessories not included -only shown to provide possible functions)
ARV $380

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Winnowing Season: Book Two in the Amish Vines and Orchards Series by Cindy Woodsmall ~ Book Review


Title: The Winnowing Season: Book Two in the Amish Vines and Orchards Series
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Publish Date: April, 2013

Book Description

The tornado that devastated Kings’ Orchard pushed Rhoda, Samuel, and Jacob to make a new start in Maine. Are they strong enough to withstand the challenges of establishing an Amish community—and brave enough to face the secrets that move with them?

On the eve of their departure to begin a new Old Order Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is shocked to discover that choices made by her business partner and friend, Samuel King, have placed her and her unusual gifts directly into the path of her district’s bishop and preachers. She is furious with Samuel and is fearful that the Kings will be influenced by the way her leaders see her, and not what they know to be true—that Rhoda’s intuition is a gift from God.

Jacob King won’t be swayed by community speculation. He loves Rhoda, believes in her, and wants to build a future with her in Maine. But when the ghosts of his past come calling and require him to fulfill a great debt, can he shake their hold before it destroys what he has with Rhoda? Samuel has a secret of his own—one he’ll go to great lengths to keep hidden, even if it means alienating those closest to him. Throwing himself into rehabilitating the once-abandoned orchard, Samuel turns to a surprising new ally.

Book 2 of the Amish Vines and Orchards series asks: can the three faithfully follow God’s leading and build a new home and orchard in Maine? Or will this new beginning lead to more ruin and heartbreak?

My thoughts

I have to admit that I love Cindy Woodsmall and this is another great book written by her. I loved the first book in this series but I loved this one so much more.

Poor Rhoda, her life never seems to be easy for her and and at times I just feel so bad for her. Things are just sometimes our of her control and get all twisted and turned and fingers are pointed and everything seems to fall onto her.

There are so many things happening in this book that it is just so easy to keep turning the pages and keep on reading and never wanting to put it down. You definitely get drawn in, because sometimes I feel as if I could just whoop Jacob up side his crazy head and knock him into reality before he screws up everything between him and Rhoda. And you know I wouldn't blame Rhoda a bit if she sends him packing. Whew, finally got that off my mind.

This is a great book for everyone and I highly recommend it but I would also recommend reading the first book in the series first. I am excited to get my hands on the next book in this series.

You can see my review for the first book in this series here.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Vow for Always (The Discovery - A Lancaster County Saga Part 6) by Wanda Brunstetter ~ Book Review


Title: A Vow for Always: (The Discovery - A Lancaster County Saga Part 6)
Publisher: Barbour Books
Publish Date:  July 1, 2013


The Discovery—A Six-Part Serial Novel Series from NY Times Bestselling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter

Wanda E. Brunstetter delivers a fresh take on Amish romance with her one-of-a-kind Discovery series. Releasing as a serial novel, the compelling love story will be broken into 6 short books releasing consecutively over a six-month period. Each novel will end in a heart-wrenching cliffhanger that will leave readers dying to know what happens next. The story follows a newlywed Amish couple in Lancaster County whose relationship faces insurmountable odds.

Book #6: A Vow for Always

Everything is about to change. . . .

After months of facing nothing but blank memories, “Eddie” remembers his name—Luke—and his past seems within his reach. But there are still many pieces left to place.

Meanwhile, miles away in Lancaster County, everything has changed in Luke’s former life. His house is occupied by Englishers. His own parents believe he is dead. And caught between her undying love for Luke and her need to provide for her son’s future, Meredith has grown closer to Jonah and closer to marriage.

Can Luke salvage the rest of his memory and return home before it’s too late?

My Thoughts

I have to say that I loved each and every book in this series and I found myself hating to see the series end. I wanted the storyline to continue, I just wasn't done hearing about their lives yet. 

I love that Susan and her family took "Eddie" in and allowed him to be himself while he was trying to find his true identity after his accident at the bus station bathroom. I image it was hard for Susan to sit by and watch him learn his true identity while she had deep feelings for him. They really were great to him. I can't imagine a family being that way for someone that they didn't even know by allowing him to come into their home and giving him everything that they did.

Jonah and Meredith are planning their spring wedding and I loved the fact that Luke's parents finally came to terms with the fact that Jonah is good for Meredith and little Levi and was accepting him into their lives and is going to attend the wedding. I can imagine how hard that would be.

Luke little by little starts to remember his who he really is. Will he completely remember and when? I am not going to tell you. You thought I would didn't you? I won't ruin the book for you either way. He may or he may not.

I give this and every book in this series 5 stars.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Inglesina Fast Chair (High Chair Alternative) #Giveaway ~ Ends May 25th

This is a guest post giveaway by BabyDashCo and I think that these are just the handiest things, especially when space is limited. I have teamed up with BabyDashCo to bring you this awesome giveaway!

The Inglesina Fast Chair is a great alternative from a high chair. It's great for use at home for more space, while traveling or at the restaurant. It really helps with those unwanted situations of no available high chairs at restaurant or you can simply take it as a backup high chair to a family members house.