February 23, 2018

With this Click, I Thee Wed by Bonnie R. Paulson


"Uh, oh, what did I do?"
A lonely divorcee…
A rancher who can lose everything…
One website that matches them for marriage…
They have to learn about the importance of decisions and family or lose their one shot at love.
Stuck in a town where everyone knows her and her ex-husband, Rachel is distinctly aware of who chose his side – everyone – and who chose her side – no one. Even her hairstylist won’t schedule her.
But when she finds herself alone with a bottle of chianti and the internet, Rachel stumbles upon Clickandwed.com. The survey is easy and clicking “I Do” seems to be the magic button she’s been searching for.
Before she can snap out of her decision, she finds herself packed and flying across the country to meet her new husband.
Would her new life be better or worse than the hell she left behind?
 
Praise
First, there is no cliffhanger!! That is important to me so I am assuming it is important to others as well. This is a very unusual story. it starts off with the heroine being recently divorced from her dirt bag, cheating, lying ex-husband. She has moved back home since she has nothing to show for the years of marriage - he got everything and she is depressed. She moved back in with the two people who should love her and support her no matter what. That is not the case. I have never seen two more hateful and unloving parents as these two. They belittle and do everything in their power to let her know she is nothing more than an embarrassment and a disappointment. It is very easy to hate these two.
I will start by saying that I have not read a book by Bonnie R. Paulson that I did NOT like. I love the way she writes and I love the things she writes about. I find that when I read her books that I get pulled into them and can't stop until I reach the ending.
Being afraid that happiness is something not for either of them, yet finding it. In the most delightful way makes this a fun read.
 
Excerpt -
I closed my eyes at the fourth or fifth round of premature fireworks booming outside. My neighbors had an overzealous streak that showed its ugliness during celebratory times. The fireworks would be gone and they’d start on homemade balloon bombs to blow in the street next. There weren’t strong enough earplugs for that.
“Well, it looks like it’s just you and me.” I tilted my wine glass back and drained the rest of my red Chianti. The movies that I had picked out lost their luster when it was just me, all alone.
Time was now counted in glasses, or maybe bottles? I’d lost count. I'd been sipping on it pretty steadily for the remainder of the night. The new year was almost there. I had only a few more minutes left to go.
Nothing had changed.
What was I doing? Why was I just sitting there eating or drinking my life away? I hadn't meant to be where I was. I didn’t want to live in my parents’ house. I didn't want to live in the same small town where people liked my ex-husband more than they liked me.
A voice over a black screen with pink text reading ClickandWed.com said, “Why are you sitting there watching TV and drinking wine?”
What? I glanced at my nearly empty glass and blinked blearily at the TV.
The voice continued. “Put down your loneliness and rediscover your purpose. Stop messing around; take the next step. Be with someone who isn't afraid of commitment.” A picture of happily smiling couples began to zoom across the screen, like a badly designed collage. “Get matched with your ideal spouse.” Another shot of the logo with a nice white text beneath it said, all candidates are verified. ClickandWed.com. Find your forever.

 
Author Bonnie R. Paulson
Real people, real loss, real love.
USA Today Bestselling author, Bonnie focuses on the emotional thrill of the romance, the discovery of self and the dynamic forces at play to both pull and push love growth.
With 6 children and her own eternal romance at home, Bonnie lives her own dream every day. She's spoiled with blessings and wants to share the joy of ever-after possibilities with others. Whether it's a happy-ever-after or a happy-for-now, the emotions will leave you story drunk for days, if not years.
Feel good romances with sweet twists. Or is it Sweet romances with bold twists? You decide.
You'll be able to say where you were when you closed the book. Surviving all things real and coming out better on the other side.
Some of her favorite authors are Robyn Carr, Pamela Kelley, and Christine Kingsley!
 
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February 22, 2018

Voice Support - Naturally

When you want to have the voice of a bird, there are a lot of different methods to help keep your vocals at their peak. Recently I have had the opportunity to try an Herbal Supplement that has helped to keep my voice happy during the seasonal changes with natural beauty.

This supplement contains the best of the best including:

Echinacea Pupurea Herb - known for supporting a healthy immune function

Red Root - known to be used as a tea substitute during the American Revolution

Green Tea Leaf - known for high anti-oxidant and poly phenol activity

Elderberry Fruit - seems to relieve flu symptoms and reduce the length of time the flu lasts

Thyme Herb - packed with minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Its leaves are one of the richest sources of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and selenium.

Red Clover - a source of many nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C

Ginger Root - is a well known as a remedy for travel sickness, nausea and indigestion and is used for wind, colic, irritable bowel, loss of appetite, chills, cold, flu, poor circulation, menstrual cramps, dyspepsia (bloating, heartburn, flatulence), indigestion and gastrointestinal problems such as gas and stomach cramps

Lomatium Root - used mainly for its antiviral properties

Myrrh Gum - supports oral health, soothes mild toothaches, promotes fresher breath, helps combat Candida

Mullein Leaf - often prepared as soothing leaf tea

Combined, these make a wonderfully soothing drop that helps address seasonal stressors, boosts the immune system, and supports throat health! AMAZING!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

A Pirate at Pembroke by Danielle Thorne

A Jane Austen-inspired Pirate Romance Sophie Crestwood is never going to catch a husband, and she isn’t even sure she wants one. Her father is a gossip, her mother always has her nose in a book, and little Jack has shamefully been dismissed from boarding school. Worst of all, a pirate moves next door into Pembroke Hall! When Sophie’s sent to a matchmaking party at a neighboring estate, the pirate from Pembroke arrives and distracts everyone from the summer festivities. Unguarded, her feelings about the mysterious Captain Murdock bloom into a trusted friendship that Sophie fears may come to mean much more than anyone would ever suspect. Keeping company with a reputed pirate is one thing but falling in love with him could ruin the eccentric Crestwood family for good.

Danielle Thorne's book A Pirate at Pembroke is up for nomination in the Kindle Scout Contest. Please vote for her book! If Kindle Scout selects A Pirate at Pembroke for publication you'll get a copy of the book for free!   Excerpt: The sad sonata continued its siren's call. It echoed a passionate and haunting melody, just like the dark halls of Pembroke with its soiled paintings of aristocrats from long ago. Sophie examined the chamber doors through the gloom and decided the door to the second room on the left was slightly ajar with a dim light shimmering around it. She moved in silence to the small gap and caught her breath. Captain Murdock stood in front of a languid fire burning beneath a marble mantel. One bare foot was balanced on a low, milking stool nestled up against a heavy, velvet-covered chair. The other kept time on the floor. With his cane leaning against the fireplace, Murdock stood balanced on his own. In his hands, a violin tucked underneath his chin swayed. It moved in time with his body as he performed a strange dance to the music. His profile in the firelight was sharp and clear. He stood slender and tall. In these private bedchambers, half-dressed in loose buckskin breeches and an untucked shirt open at the neck, he did not seem as rigid and menacing as before. From his dreamy stare, his thoughts were somewhere inside the flickering blue and orange flames. The reflection of the firelight made his pale eyes glow. Sophie noticed his hair was undone. It hung far past his neck, with slight waves resting on his broad upper back on either side of his shoulders. She put a hand to her mouth realizing it had fallen open, and at the same time, that it was scandalous to spy on her host. She swallowed and stepped away. The music stopped in mid-cry. Her heart jumped in her chest, and for a brief pause, the only sound to be heard was her own loud breathing. She stepped back and pivoted on her heel. Horrified he might have felt her examination, she strode down the rug-lined hallway as quietly as she could, but each footfall sounded like muffled thunder as she hurried back to the stairs. She reached the banister and slipped down the first step, but her shift snagged on something, and she spun about to free it. Captain Murdock stood behind her, silent. He held a handful of her shift in his fist. She had not snagged it after all. Rather, he had snagged her. She jerked in surprise, but his hold kept her from falling backward and tumbling down the stairs. His other hand trembled as it balanced precariously on a carved dragon head at the top of his cane. "What do you think you are doing?" "I… I heard music and followed it." His eyes blazed with accusation, and it unnerved her. "I'm so sorry," she said in a choking voice. Her nose tingled again. She touched it with her fingers to make it stop. "It's not possible you heard music from all the way down in your room." Sophie took a nervous breath. He stood there, one step above her like a giant, her bedclothes gripped in his hand so tight it shook. She hadn't heard him shuffle down the hall after her. He moved as silent as a ghost when he wanted -- even with a cane. She found the courage to meet his penetrating gaze. "I did hear something from my room. Then I was in the hall." Captain Murdock waited for a long pause, while the dust they had stirred up in the rugs pirouetted in the air and into Sophie's eyes and nose. "You should not be out of bed," he said. Sophie swallowed down her frightened apprehension. She tried to beg his pardon, but her lungs failed her, and she coughed in reflex. She covered her mouth with her fingers. "I'm so sorry," she repeated between them, her cheeks hot with humiliation. She stared at the fistful of her garments he'd snatched, aware his eyes examined her from her straight, waist-length hair down to her naked ankles. With a jerk, he dropped her shift like it burned his hand. "Go to bed," he said in a quiet voice. Sophie's nose had not quit tingling and itching. "Yes, sir," she said at once, but not soon enough to keep a sneeze from erupting. It came so fast and without warning, she had no chance to catch it before it doused him with all her rejection. Horrified, she stumbled down the next step, thankful the old handrail held fast. When she glanced back, he was wiping off his shirt with a look of disgust.    

Author Danielle Thorne Danielle Thorne is the author of classic romance and adventure in several genres. She loves Jane Austen, pirates, beaches, cookies, antiques, cats, dogs, and long naps. She does not like phone calls or sushi. A graduate of Ricks College and BYU-Idaho, Danielle saw early work published by Every Day Fiction, Arts and Prose Magazine, Mississippi Crow, The Nantahala Review, StorySouth, and… you get the idea. Besides writing, she’s edited for both Solstice and Desert Breeze Publishing. Her growing blog, The Balanced Writer, focuses on writing, life, and the pursuit of peace and happiness. Currently, Danielle freelances as a non-fiction author while waiting to hear from readers like you through her website. During free time, which means when Netflix is down, she combs through feedback and offers virtual hugs for reviews. A Pirate at Pembroke is her newest release. Her non-fiction book, The Story of Queen Victoria 200 Years After Her Birth, is coming fall 2018.
 

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February 21, 2018

Love’s Bloom by Rosemary Danielis Book Review

Can Marigold convince Mace that life’s about more than just money?

Mace Winthrop has a plan. He’ll swoop into small-town Heartland Cove, persuade the unsuspecting farmers to sell him their land and – boo-yah – be on his way up the ProFarma corporate ladder in no time. Nothing matters more than money…or so he thinks.

Marigold Matthews has a dream – she’ll transform the family farm into an organic paradise and marry Walter, her high school sweetheart. But when Mace shows up in all his six-foot-four, blond-haired, muscled glory, he threatens to disrupt not only her town and way of life…he makes her questions the very depths of her heart.

Duh..Duh...Duh

Another great read by Rosemary Danielis! I read this for my "a book by a Canadian author" for our Extreme Book Nerd Challenge and loved it!


I really enjoy reading books by Rosemary as they are clean, sweet romances that lift the heart. This one was extra cute in my mind as the characters were farmers which is right up my ally. If you're looking for a good, quick read this is a great option!

Humidifier & Aromatherapy Diffuser Giveaway

Sponsored By: TopTenUSA

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy 

Many families with babies and young children will be wanting to ensure they have the best possible home environment for health and happiness. Humidifiers are one of the items that can really help to make sure that the cold, dry air of the winter months doesn't irritate little noses or sensitive skin. Whether you just need a small humidifier for that inevitable cold, or a more advanced device for winter-long running, you'll find it here. With this in mind, TopTenUSA have picked the best humidifier for baby bundles that you can buy right now, carefully selecting them for functionality, quality, design, and in the interests of saving energy. We've also made sure that every one of the products we've chosen has been rated by the Energy Star program.

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February 16, 2018

Full Hearts Can't Lose Giveaway Hop - Guess How Much I Love You: An Enchanting Easter DVD

Who's ready for another great giveaway? Thanks MamaTheFox for arranging this!

Here at Kerrific we are giving away a copy of  Guess How Much I Love You: An Enchanting Easter DVD. Enjoy this Easter special adventure based on the classic picture book that has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, written by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram and published by Walker Books. When Little Nutbrown Hare sees a pure white fawn shining and dancing in the moonlight his friends think he s making it up. They venture through the woody woods in the next valley, down the streamy stream and pass the rocky rocks to find her but as their doubt grows, she is right there hiding on the patches of white snow, thinking it s a big game of hide and seek. She promises to visit them on Easter Day making Easter that much more special for all.

To enter, simply use the form below. And once you're done entering here make sure you hop along to all the other participating blogs and see what they have to offer. Good Luck!


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February 13, 2018

The Amish Teacher's Gift by Rachel J. Good

Widower Josiah Yoder wants to be a good father. But it's not easy with a deaf young son who doesn't understand why his mamm isn't coming home. At a loss, Josiah enrolls Nathan in a special-needs school and is relieved to see his son immediately comforted by his new teacher, a woman whose sweet charm and gentle smile just might be the balm they both need.

With seven siblings to care for, Ada Rupp wasn't sure she wanted to take on teaching, too. But the moment she holds Nathan in her arms, she realizes she'll do all she can to help this lost little boy. Plus, it gives her a chance to spend more time with Josiah. Falling for a man in mourning may be against the rules, but his quiet strength is the support Ada never knew she needed. And, together, they could have the loving family she'd always hoped for.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Amish Teacher's Gift! I was excited to use this touching story as part of my Book Nerd 2018 challenge (for a book with a  female protagonist). It was a great read about life, love and blended families under interesting circumstances. If you're looking for an inspirational read then make sure you pre-order this book today!


February 10, 2018

PlasmaCar Giveaway

   
The Original PlasmaCar is a ride-on toy that does not have pedals, gears or a motor. Instead the rider uses their body to wiggle their way around. The Kerr kids have one of these and it is an all time favorite. All my kids have enjoyed riding on it and even Dad will take it for a spin occasionally.
By using their own natural forces of inertia, centrifugal force, friction, and the PlasmaCar is naturally kid powered!
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February 8, 2018

Love’s Treasure by Rosemary Danielis

Can the truth mend a broken heart? 


Treasure Mercado has no intention of returning to Heartland Cove, not after she skipped town and left her boyfriend, Darcy, heartbroken. When a run-in with mobsters sends her fleeing home, he’s the only person she can turn to. Too bad his love for her has turned into smoldering hatred while her feelings for him are strong as ever. Will the truth about why she left be enough to mend Darcy’s shattered heart and convince him to help save her life?

As you know, I'm working on my extreme book nerd challenge and I am thrilled that Love's Treasure fits nicely. I'm using this book for the book with a body of water in it as the book is based around treasure hunting the the caves at Heartland Cove. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a good, clean romance with a bit of mystery and treasure hunting to keep you on edge. Add a few gangsters and gold and you've got the great story that is Love's Treasure! A wonderful read that you won't want to miss!