Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Friendship for Grown-Ups by Lisa Whelchel

Former Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel shares her experiences of growing up without true friends and how she learned to find and develop them as an adult through God's grace.

This book was an okay read. Although I've never been a huge fan of Whelchel's writing I will say that most of what I read in this book is for the most part, great advice for adult friendship. Much of what Whelchel relates her issues of friendship to involve what happened to her during childhood. My critique of this would be that I think this books gives people reason to dwell too much on their past issues as children and not accept responsibility for the fact that they need to grow up in relationships to others. That to me is a real "fact of life." Most women will probably be able to relate to this book as there are many examples of friendship woes and successes. There is a lot to gleen from this book whether you are trying to figure out adult friendship or if you are a good friend who wants to be a better friend! I would absolutely recommend this book to other women. It encourages healthy, Godly relationships and everyone can benefit from that!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Organic Produce

So, this week I signed up to receive a 30 lb. box of Organic Produce for $30.00. We received a nice portion of vegetables and fruits which will last for the better part of the week. Plums, oranges, strawberries, pears, green beans, bananas, lettuce, cucumber...the basics and then some. The only thing I noticed about this produce was that it is all from either Mexico, Ecuador or Argentina. None of it is from the good ole U.S of A! I have a I continue buying the produce deemed organic regardless of it's country of origin or do I go back to my regular routine at Publix where I search out whatever produce is in season here in the states, keeping my cash here supporting American farmers?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lonestar Homecoming

Recently I joined Booksneeze. Booksneeze will send you a free book for you to read and review. My first book I received is Lonestar Homecoming by Colleen Coble. Your typical Christian romance novel, Lonestar Homecoming is definitely face paced and it keeps your attention throughout most of the book. The story is about a young woman, Gracie Lister, as she goes on the run from her fiance who is possibly connected to a drug ring coming in from Mexico. Gracie needs to find refuge for herself and her daughter, Hope. Colleen Coble, the book's author does a great job capturing your interest right from page one as Gracie is dodging bullets and hopping a train with her five year old donning her wedding dress . As this book is the third in the Lonestar Series and the first I had read, I was a little concerned I may not be able to follow the story line. But throughout the book, Coble takes time to recap pertinent information about Gracie Lister and her newfound love Michael Wayne, making it easy to understand the character's past. Eventually both characters are able to take what started as a marriage of convenience into a lifelong love. Home is where the heart is, captures the essence of this novel. The book itself allows for an exciting story line of drama, love, intrigue and suspense. I would absolutely read more from this author!