Sunday, October 14, 2018

Thank You! Surgery/Recovery Update

My husband, my hero
Thank you all so much for your prayers. I feel like I am recovering well from this latest surgery.  God is so good to me! My husband and girls are taking good care of me. That helps so much. I hope to be back to regular writing and responding in another week or two. Don't give up... I'll be back. Enjoy this most wonderful time of the year. I'm still going to try to do a few things on my Fall Bucket List 2018!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock

I truly enjoy Christmas books. I begin reading them every September. I like them because they nearly always have a happy ending. Sometimes, however that happy ending can be a surprise. Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock is the latest Christmas read to fill my Kindle. It's a good one!

First a bit from Thomas Nelson, the publisher:

This Year, Christmas Comes Just in Time



My Thoughts:
     This was a most unlikely novel. The little old lady was just so adorable, and yet a bit headstrong. Wrap headstrong in lovely manners, and she just gets away with it!  
     It begins with a match of Finn the cab driver and Callie the sick little old lady who he describes as a hundred and then two hundred years old. Because of Finn's past regrets, he takes the time needed to help Callie even though he doesn't want to.  All the while he's growing angrier at Sydney the granddaughter whom he's never met.
     Sydney is stuck in a terrible job that she just must keep that is keeping her from fulfilling her grandmother's needs. She's supremely frustrated and stressed.
     Callie is a loving grandmother who has a plan and a long to-do list that must be completed before Christmas. She relies on charm and God to get those to-dos to-done!
     This is a quick little novella that can be read in an evening or two...or stretch it out to make the enjoyment last longer. The setting is described perfectly, the characters are developed well for such a short novella, and the action moves along just quick enough to keep the reader's interest.
     I enjoyed it very much. It is clean and good for any age to read.
     5 stars

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Disclosure: I was sent a sample of this product for review purposes only. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own based on my experience with this product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

 #CatchingChristmas #NetGalley

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

I'm Home

I am home from surgery, and all went well. 
Thank you for praying.