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Saturday, April 6, 2013

A Granddaughter is Coming!!

I'll admit to being just a little bit excited....ok, who am I kidding....a whole lot excited! Like, over the moon excited! 

What's happening that would have me in such a state, you ask? Can you get a hint from the color of ink I chose?

Tomorrow night by this time our family should be welcoming a new granddaughter into the world. Kate Isabelle Ferrell is due to arrive tomorrow as they've decided to induce delivery. Our son and his lovely wife live about 2 1/2 hrs away, so it will depend on how late in the day the blessed event happens as to whether we make the trip tomorrow or Monday. We don't want to tire our daughter-in-law too much if she has a long day of it and is exhausted. 

I'll post on Monday evening or Tuesday with the news, the stats and best of all, pictures! I hope you'll rejoice with me as I enter a new phase in my life--one I've been looking forward to for a long time--one of my kids presenting me with a child of their own. It doesn't get much better than that. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Win a Historical Novel by Mary Connealy

Swept Away by Mary Connealy--This One is a Keeper!


Swept AwayThis is my first book by Mary Connealy. Let me preface by saying I wasn't sure if it would be something I'd enjoy. I'd heard reviewers in the past say Mary's style is romantic comedy and that doesn't fit with what I typically enjoy.

I was wrong.

The characters were wonderfully drawn and strong, and the story was interesting, not silly, with touches of humor that I could thoroughly relate to and enjoy. I LOVE historical novels set in the old west, and a romance makes it even better. I enjoyed everything about this book and will definitely be looking for others by this author from now on.

I would highly recommend this book.


When a cowboy focused on revenge encounters a woman determined to distract him, there’s going to be trouble in Texas!
Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn’t terribly upset at being separated from the family who raised her. All they’ve ever done is work her to the bone. Alive but disoriented, she’s rescued by Luke Stone…so unfortunately, there are more chances to die in her immediate future.
Luke is on a mission to reclaim the ranch stolen from his family. But the men currently on the property won’t let it go without a fight. Luke plans to meet up with friends who will help him take back the land, and since he can’t just leave Ruthy in the middle of nowhere, she’s going to have to go with him.
But the more time Luke spends around the hardworking young woman, the more he finds himself thinking of things besides revenge. Will Ruthy convince him to give up his destructive path and be swept away by love?
Now for the giveaway....
the winner must live int he US. To enter, please leave a comment telling us if you've ever read any of Mary's books and what your favorite genre is to read. If you only leave a comment saying you want to be entered to win, you won't be entered (I like to see that you've actually read the blog post and aren't just finding book giveaways and scrolling to the end to leave a comment). 
Be sure you leave a way for me to contact you in case you win. 
If you want a second entry, sign up to follow my blog, or let me know you already do, and I'll enter your name twice. 
Drawing will be done this coming week end. Thank you!!!

I was given a copy of this book to review but that in no way influenced my review.
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