FLORAL FRIDAY – SAGEBRUSH FLOWERS

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GOOD AFTERNOON FEBRUARY 22, 2018

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WELCOME, come inside. Nature has a surprise for us. We are now paying our dues for the warm weather we had earlier in the month. There is a selection of coffee, yes and other beverages. There are some chocolate chip cookies to eat with the drinks. It has been snowing of and on all morning and now it is melting. Tomorrow the forecast is for clearing and more snow over the weekend. The stores are already pushing Easter

The above pictues were taken around 7A.M.  this morning.

The ones below were taken later.

Health-wise, Bob had Sent a replacement value last week and he is doing okay. I notice a lot of improvement. The first I notice his color is better. He is waiting for physical therapy here at the home.

Myself, I have seen new medical personnel. The endocrinologist has order an ACTH test. Reading about I may have my answer to my rash and other problems. There are two organs that set on top of the kidneys. The lack of the hormone will produced red rashes like I had. I won’t know for until next.This has not been my day. My computer and Kindle have crashed on me as I try to write my posts.

BOOKS

There are a large number of books being released on February 27 that I will have reviews.

THE PAJAMA FLAME by Diane Vallere

A RIESLING TO DIE by J. C. Eaton

I KNOW WHAT YOU BID LAST SUMMER by Sherry Harris

IT TAKES A COVEN by Carol J.Perry

LETHAL LICORICE by Amanda Flower

PAWPRINTS & PREDICAMENT by Bethany Blake

DEAD CALM by Annelise Ryan

Have GOOD READING and BEST WISHES TO ALL

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CEE – FUN – FOTO – CHALLENGE BIRDS

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Birds

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WWW’S WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21,2018

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Today, I Am taking part on in WWW’s Wednesdays hosted by

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WELCOME TO THE THREE WWW’S PLEASE JOIN US LET ME KNOW WHAT YOUR READING IN THE COMMENTS.

I gave all of Rags’ book. They are light fast reading. This is 27 book in the series of you like and family life you will enjoy them. Becky Clark is a new author for me. The Abbott Agency is the latest book in this series. It has been on my self for awhile and I almost read when I got the ARC. Good Reading to all.

Reviews are on Goodreads, I will add them to my blog at publication time. My Goodreads name is Betty Davenport

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One Word Photo Challenge – Moose

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DEATH BY DIAMONDS By Annette Blair

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The third book in this paranormal mystery series. Madeira Culter, a former fashion designer now owns a vintage dress store in Mystic, New York. Maddie touched a vintage garment she will often see a version from the former owner. There are ghosts living in her store. Maddie has an affair with an FBI agent. A local homicide detective is a close friend.
In this book, Maddie received a package from Dominique, a close friend living in New York City. It contained a note that informs Maddie the owner is dead if she was reading it. How she received the package is strange. Maddie returns to New York City to help her friend’s son with the funeral. There aren’t secrets emerge and Maddie learned about a missing set of diamonds. Wearing her Dominique ‘s clothing, Maddie has several versions of her friend’s recent life. She needs to finds answers to many questions. Among them are what kill her friend, where are the diamonds, did her friend have a lover, and how did the play her friend was in effect her death? As an answer to these questions soon became apparent, Dominique secret life is revealed. I recommend this book and series.

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MINCED, MARINATED AND MURDER By Noel Balen

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The first and new series showcasing good tasting cuisine and its and bouchons (aka restaurants). In Lyons, France you will find many bouchons dating back to the World War years. Laure Grenadier, a food journalist along with her photographer, Paco Alvarez are in Lyons to do an article on the bouchons and special food dishes. We travel with as they sample the dishes, Laure writes the text and Paco takes photos of the dishes. Often the recipes are included in body of the book. Shortly, after they arrive one of the chefs is brutally murder. This is followed by a second victim. Laure aids the police in finding the solution to the cases. I did have a problem with following the story as I am not familiar with the French words. This book was written in French and has been translated into English. The mystery is no much as the food and restaurants are more important. I recommend this book for those wishing to know more about the Cuisine of France.

Disclosure: Many thanks to LeFrench for my copy to review. The opinions expressed are my own.

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CLAWS FOR CONCERN By Miranda James

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In the ninth edition of the Cat In The Stack series we Find Charlie Harris and his Maine Coon cat, Diesel relaxing and enjoying the presence of Charlie’s new grandson. Diesel is fascinated with the baby and is a constant presence when little Charlie’s is around. Volunteering at the local library Charlie noticed a stranger and becomes interested in him. Charlie is surprised to learn that the stranger, Bill Delaney is the son of his Uncle Delbert. He is ready to offer him a room when he learns the Bill is the main person of interest in a cold case. Working together with a writer of true crime stories, Charlie research the facts of the case. The twists this tale will retain your involvement in the book. Sean is expecting his first child and Charlie awakes the birth. His affair with Helen Louise continues. I highly recommend this book and series.

Disclosure: I received a free copy from Berkeley Publishing through NetGalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions expressed are my own.

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FIRST LINES FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 16, 2018

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Today I am showcasing an author, Elaine Orr that I enjoy. The last book out.

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“YOU CAN FREEZE YOUR BUNS OFF in December at the Jersey Shore. That’s why all the tourism brochures feature seagulls on the beach in July.”

My review

I am delighted to read the 10th book of this series in order to find out what was happening with Jolie and Scoobie. A simple New Year’s Eve wedding is planned. The day before while eating at the cafe, Jolie sees a stranger in town who was familiar. Later Scoobie is informed that his father is unconscious at the hospital. The wedding is disrupted by the police bringing a ten-year child to it. The boy tells Scoobie that he is delighted to finally meet his brother. Julie decides to help Scoobie decided if he wants more information on why his Father left him behind. The reason will break your heart. This book is better if you have read the some of the previous books as all the characters are present as it is character driven. Some of the back stories are included and the story is completed. I am looking forward to reading the next book. I highly recommended the book and the series.

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My Review

I received a free copy from the author for a review. I would like to thank her for the opportunity to read this book. The first book in this series. Jolie Gentil moves to Ocean Shores after the husband had gambled all their funds away. She is staying at her Aunt Madge’s B&B Resort. Jolie meets old friends from her high school days. She finds work as a real estate appraisal and the first day on the job Jolie finds a dead woman. One of her husband creditors attempts to force her to pay her husband debt. Jolie needs to finds answers before her life expires. I highly recommend this series.

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This is the first In the series that I read. Now I am up-to-date with the series. I am looking forward to the next book.,and

My Review

This a new author for me and a good one. The characters seem so real I have already identified with them. Restoring her cottage, Jolie and Scoobie finds a bag of jewelry. Jolie begins to look into the history of the house trying located the owners of gems. Strangew things begin to happen to culminate with a dead man on her porch. One is an addition of Pebbles to the family to keep Jazz from being lonely. Vacant houses are burning and arson is suspected. The peeping tom is still around. I will read more by this author.
.Disclosure: I received a free copy from BookBuss.net through Netgalley for an honest review. I would thank them for this opportunity to read and review this book. The opinions are my own.

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THROWBACK THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 15, 2018

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THROWBACK THURSDAY PICK OF THE WEEK

Today I am showing a paranormal series that I read some time ago. At the time I thought  I wanted just the next bonk at once. I actually brought DEATH BY DIAMONDS by Annette Blair. For some reason it has set on my shelf unread. I just finished it this week. I will have review later.

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Goodreads says:

“Madeira loves her vintage clothing store, but the visions she gets from the garments can be hard to handle, especially when she knows the garment’s owner. 

At first she’s thrilled to receive a package containing the beautifully bejeweled dress she designed for actress and old friend Dominique DeLong while in fashion school. But the dress comes with a disturbing note from Dominique, who it seems took her last bow under very mysterious circumstances.”

On my shelf is the last one in the series. I am planning on reading shortly.

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Goodreads Says:

“Maddie’s love of classic fashion has made her Vintage Magic boutique a success—even if the visions she experiences when touching certain items often lead her into trouble. Decades ago, at a Mystic Country Club costume ball, a secret scavenger hunt ended in an unexplained death, hastily concealed.’

 

 

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