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Love is Spoken Here

What a week it has been -- filled with excitement, hard work, laughter, tears, and love. I was able to spend quality time with my sisters as we shared our hopes, dreams and thoughts with each other. Each of my amazing sisters has found ways to shine. Beryl is optimistic, kind and creative, with a… Continue reading Love is Spoken Here

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day to my foster father, Gardiner Smith. Gardiner and Fay were a young couple with two small children when they felt inspired to move to a village in central Alberta, where he began to teach science at the local school.  One day the teachers had a staff meeting, and a social worker told… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day

Book Reviews

Painting Kisses

Book Review – Painting Kisses, by Melanie Jacobson After her divorce, famous artist Lia Carswell throws away her brushes, paints, and canvases, and she flees from New York to the mountains of Utah. There she invents a simpler life by changing her name, waitressing in a small diner, and helping to care for her sweet… Continue reading Painting Kisses

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Huckleberry Hill

Book Review – Huckleberry Hill, by Jennifer Beckstrand Anna Helmuth is an elderly Amish woman with a penchant for matchmaking. She tells her patient husband, Felty, that they need to do something to help their poor grandson, Moses, to find a wife. So Anna decides that she needs an assistant – after all, she’s getting… Continue reading Huckleberry Hill

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The Kiss of a Stranger

Crispin, Lord Cavratt doesn’t believe in true love. It seems that every young woman and her mother pursuing him is after his money and title, and he has become jaded. While he walks in the garden with one of those grasping females, she goads him, saying that he probably doesn’t even know how to kiss.… Continue reading The Kiss of a Stranger

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Seeking Persephone

Seeking Persephone, by Sarah M. Eden, is a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ story, but it is also an interesting twist on the Greek myth of Hades and Persephone. Set in the Regency England of 1805, the story builds within the confines of the English customs of that time. Persephone Lancaster receives a marriage proposal from… Continue reading Seeking Persephone

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Fifteen Minutes

Fifteen Minutes, by Karen Kingsbury, caused me to think deeply.  Zack Dylan is a talented singer and songwriter who promises that nothing can change his devotion to God, family, and his girlfriend. But when he leaves his home on a Kentucky horse farm to compete on the reality TV show Fifteen Minutes, he has no… Continue reading Fifteen Minutes

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Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband for 32 years of adventure, love, and laughter. One of the most important things we've learned is to have a sense of humor. After our wedding in Alberta, Canada, we were driving down to Sam's parent's house in California, when we noticed smoke billowing out of the trunk. We… Continue reading Happy Anniversary

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Alberta Beauty

Hey it’s good to be back home again, Sometimes this old farm feels like a long lost friend, Yes, and hey it’s good to be back home again. John Denver had a way of combining words and music that moves my heart. In this song he describes exactly how I feel about my native land.… Continue reading Alberta Beauty

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Books that Shaped My Life

I love to read! Books have been a part of my life since I was a tiny child, sitting on my grandmother's lap, listening to her read to me. See my guest blog to find out more. Guest Blog at Lori’s Reading Corner http://www.lorisreadingcorner.com Also, see my book trailer Reveal at If Books Could Talk… Continue reading Books that Shaped My Life