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Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Newest Review

I popped over to Amazon today to check on any new reviews and was thrilled to find this one... I'm not acqauinted with this reviewer, but she does reviews for Readers Views...they have over 4100 reviews posted on Amazon as of today, and use several reviewers. This particular woman is a PhD, and from looking at her other reviews, very well read. Here's what she had to say...

Love Finds You in Last Chance, CA (Love Finds You, Book 5)

Love Finds You in Last Chance, CA (Love Finds You, Book 5)
by Miralee Ferrell
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.39
Availability: In Stock

27 used & new

5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional read, April 30, 2009
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer, PhD, for Reader Views (4/09)

Author Miralee Ferrell has written an exceptional book that addresses courage, adversity and suspense. Her vivid descriptions of the land, characters and action make you believe you are right there with the characters.

In 1877 Alexia Travers finds herself the owner of her father's horse ranch. Determined that she can run the ranch on her own, Alex finds there are many obstacles, which include men who want her farm. She is a beautiful woman, but yet desires to dress as a man and tries to operate the ranch like her father did. However, men are not going to be bossed by a woman and many feel her place is being married and raising a family.

There is confusion as to exactly how her father died and where his missing gold is. Suddenly things start to go wrong as some of the ranch hands quit and go to a competitor, her horses start going missing and someone is trying to harm her. Little did she know that her father had sent for a friend Justin Phillips to help her out.

An important aspect of the book I found was Alexia's lost faith in God. She cannot understand why God is letting this all happen. From page one the author has captured your attention and continues to keep you glued to the adventure until the last page.

The author has done a great job on her research of the town Last Chance and the appearance and behavior of characters in 1877. "Love Finds You in Last Chance, California" by Miralee Ferrell is a great read for all.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Motivation---It helps to be deaf!

Once Upon A Time...

Once upon a time there was a bunch
of tiny frogs.... who arranged a
running competition.
The goal was to reach the top of a
very high tower.

A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer
on the contestants....The race began....

No one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the
top of the tower. You heard statements such as:

"Oh, WAY too difficult!!"
"They will NEVER make it to the top."

"Not a chance that they will succeed.
The tower is too high!"

The tiny frogs began collapsing. One
by one....

Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher..

The crowd continued to yell, "It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"

More tiny frogs got tired and gave up.... But ONE continued higher and higher and higher....

This one wouldn't give up!

At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for
the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!

THEN all of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it? A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal?

It turned out....That the winner was DEAF!!!!

The wisdom of this story is: Never listen to other people's
tendencies to be negative or pessimistic....because they take your most wonderful
dreams and wishes away from you -- the ones you have in your heart!

Always think of the power words have. (There's life and death in the power of the tongue - Proverbs 18:21.)

Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!

Therefore: ALWAYS be.... POSITIVE!

And above all: Be DEAF when people tell YOU that you cannot fulfill your dreams!

Always think: God and I can do this!
Pass this message on to
"tiny frogs" you care about.

Give them some motivation!!!
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