Wanda E. Brunstetters Amish Friends Healthy Options Cookbook

If you want some great looking and sounding recipes I think you will want to try this cookbook. You will find many gluten free recipes in here. There are some sugar free recipes and many healthy recipes. I love some of the homemade remedies also. I received a copy of this book from Barbour for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this cookbook a five out of five stars.

Loaded with dozens of Amish recipes for the health conscious.
New, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is valuable cookbook that offers healthy recipe options.

Everyone wants to feel healthy, right? Food can be one of our best medicines, and many Amish are known for seeking ways for health to begin in the kitchen. Brand new, from New York Times bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is a helpful cookbook from Amish and Mennonite cooks who offer healthy recipe options. Over 200 recipes are divided into traditional categories from main dishes and sides to desserts and snacks with labels for gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, etc. Also included are health tips and remedies. Encased in a lay-flat binding and presented in full color, home cooks of all ages will be eager to add this cookbook to their collections.

The New Enchantress by Sunayna Prasad with a giveaway

I felt that this was the best book in this series. I did have some trouble liking Alyssa during much of the story but I think it was because she is 14 and sometimes a brat. The bad people doing magic were interesting. I enjoyed the magic in this book of the series. I think that children between 10 and 14 will enjoy reading this series. I received a copy of this book from ireadbooktours for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a five out of five stars.

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Book Title: The New Enchantress (Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 3) by Sunayna Prasad
Category: Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12), 175 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Amazon KDP
Release date: March 2021

Content Rating: PG: Some intense scenes and mild language.
Book Description:

The point of no return has come!

It’s the summer before high school and life is about to change for fourteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy. A sorcerer hexes her with everlasting powers, requiring her to become an enchantress. If she cannot learn to control her magic pronto, she will forget her loved ones and serve as the warlock’s eternal slave.

In order to control her powers, Alyssa must gain control of her emotions. With the struggles of adolescence and disasters everywhere, catastrophes are bound to happen! It’s only a matter of time before Alyssa’s world changes, for better or worse…
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The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer

This story will bring lots of tears to your eyes. It is always hard fir me to understand how some of these types of atrocities can occur but I think I understand how some people are just trying to survive themselves. This story tells of many of the horrors that people of the Jewish faith faced during this time in Poland. It also shows that there were some people in Poland that were trying to help the Jewish people. I felt this story was very emotional and inspirational. I received a copy of this book from Harlequin for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a five out of five stars.

The Warsaw Orphan : A WWII Novel 

Kelly Rimmer

On Sale Date: June 1, 2021


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$17.99 USD

Fiction / Historical / World War II 

416 pages


With the thrilling pace and historical drama of Pam Jenoff and Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author Kelly Rimmer’s newest novel is an epic WWII saga and love story, based on the real-life efforts of two young people taking extraordinary risks to save their countrymen, as they try to find their way back to each other and the life they once knew.

Following on the success of The Things We Cannot Say, this is Kelly Rimmer’s return to the WWII category with a brand new novel inspired by Irena Sendler, the real-life Polish nurse who used her access to the Warsaw ghetto to smuggle Jewish children and babies to safety.

Spanning the tumultuous years between 1942 and 1945 in Poland, The Warsaw Orphan follows Emilia over the course of the war, her involvement with the Resistance, and her love for Sergiusz, a young man imprisoned in the Jewish ghetto who’s passion leads him to fight in the Warsaw Uprising. From the Warsaw ghetto to the Ravensbruck concentration camp, through Nazi occupation to the threat of a communist regime, Kelly Rimmer has penned her most meticulously researched and emotionally compelling novel to date.


Kelly Rimmer is the worldwide, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Before I Let You Go, The Things We Cannot Say, and Truths I Never Told You. She lives in rural Australia with her husband, two children and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages. Please visit her at https://www.kellyrimmer.com/

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A Curse of Mayhem by Sunayna Prasad

Poor Alyssa thought her troubles were over after Fiji but someone else gave her the magic back. Getting the magic back and not being able to control it wreaks havoc for Alyssa, her godfather and all her friends. This makes for a fun story that has a bit of a moral. Alyssa must learn control of her feelings and learn to have confidence in herself. I enjoyed this story and this one seemed to flow much better than the first book in the series. If you like magic than you should enjoy this series. I received a copy of this book from ireadbooktours for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a four out of five stars.

Book Details:

Book Title:  A Curse of Mayhem (Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 2) by Sunayna Prasad
Category:  Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12),  173 pages
Genre:  Fantasy
Publisher:  Amazon KDP
Release date:   July 2019
Format available for review:  print, ebook (mobi (for Kindle), EPUB, PDF)
Will send print books out:  USA
Tour dates: June 1 to Jun 28, 2021
Content Rating:  G: There is no mature language or adult content whatsoever.

Book Description:

History, like magic, has a habit of repeating itself.

It’s been six months since thirteen-year-old Alyssa McCarthy left magic behind for good. Or so she thought…

Then the enchanted objects that protected her disappear. Now a skeleton named Errol has cursed her with magical powers that keep getting her in trouble. Suddenly strange things are happening with disastrous effects, and if Alyssa can’t remove the magic, she will lose everything she holds dear. In order to get rid of her unwanted wizardry, Alyssa will have to boost her bravery and confidence and determine who Errol really is. But every time Alyssa uses an enchantment, Errol is one step closer to getting his flesh back and becoming alive, and he will do anything to achieve his goals…even if it means destroying Alyssa’s happiness.

Originally published in 2016 as “Wizardry Goes Wild” and “The Unruly Curse” in 2019, “A Curse of Mayhem” is book two in the exciting and suspenseful “Magical Missions” series.
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Author Sunayna Prasad

Meet the Author:

Sunayna Prasad enjoys writing fantasy books for children, as well as cooking, creating artwork, watching online videos, and blogging. She has also written The Frights of Fiji, and A Curse of Mayhem and is constantly creating and brainstorming new ideas.
Sunayna also loves cartoons, traveling, and thinking outside the box.

She lives in New York.

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No Journey Too Far by Carrie Turansky

Books by this author just seem to get better and better. This was one of my favorite series. I loved learning about the British Home Children. I had not heard of this before reading these books. It is sad to think that because they were orphans that people treated them so badly. I loved the characters in this story. I love to learn some about what happened in Canada at this time. This story made me cry and worry about what might happen to both Grace and Emma. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a five out of five stars.


A family long divided, a mysterious trunk, and a desperate journey across the ocean—all in the name of love. The epic saga of the McAlisters continues in this riveting sequel to No Ocean Too Wide.

In 1909, Grace McAlister set sail for Canada as one of the thousands of British Home Children taken from their families and their homeland. Though she is fortunate enough to be adopted by wealthy parents, the secrets of her past are kept hidden for ten years until someone from her long-buried childhood arrives on her doorstep. With this new connection to her birth family, will she be brave enough to leave her sheltered life in Toronto and uncover the truth?

After enduring hardship as an indentured British Home Child, Garth McAlister left Canada to serve in World War I. His sweetheart, Emma Lafferty, promised to wait for his return, but after three long years apart, her letters suddenly stopped. When Garth arrives home from the war to unexpected news, he is determined to return to Canada once more on a daunting mission to find the two women he refuses to abandon—his long-lost sister and his mysteriously missing sweetheart.

Chasing the Lion by A.J. Tata

If you like military thrillers you will really enjoy this book. This is my first one by this author and it will not be my last. This has a lot of action throughout the whole story. I enjoyed the characters. There were many times where I was not sure who could be trusted. I liked that. I received a copy of this book from St. Martin Press for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a four out of five stars.


From A. J. Tata, “Chasing the Lion is a taut thriller that delivers blistering action and mind-blowing tension. Garrett Sinclair is a powerhouse of a hero, and Chasing the Lion is exactly the type of smart and propulsive tale that will keep readers turning pages and anxiously awaiting future installments. ” –Mark Greaney, #1 New York Times bestselling author

As a child, Dariush Parizad survived Iran’s Islamic uprising, becoming a symbol of the revolution. Named The Lion of Tabas by the ayatollah himself, Parizad rose through his nation’s military to become a lethal soldier and brilliant tactical commander. Now a general, he leads Quds Force, an extremist terrorist organization targeting America and its western allies.

The United States has just uncovered a biochemical weapon, Demon Rain, developed by Parizad’s group. A psychoactive viral agent, it attacks a person’s nervous system and renders them susceptible to mind control. Parizad plans to unleash Demon Rain within Washington D. C. on Inauguration Day during the swearing in of the country’s first female president to spread fear and chaos, turning civilians into weapons.

Assigned to stop the terrorist strike are Army Lieutenant General Garrett Sinclair and his Joint Special Operations Command team. Across the Middle East, Europe, and the U. S., Sinclair pursues Parizad only to discover a deeper conspiracy–involving a disturbing revelation that his wife may not have died from cancer but was murdered as part of a plot against the president-elect. Separated from his teammates and unsure of who he can trust, Sinclair is on a mission not only to save his country, but to avenge his family against Parizad with extreme prejudice…

The Frights of Fiji by Sunayna Prasad

I enjoyed this first children’s book in a new series but I thought the writing was a little choppy at times. I want to know what is going to happen to Alyssa and her friends. I felt sorry for how Alyssa and her cousin were treated after Alyssas parents died. The magic was interesting and there were lots of twists and turns. I received a copy of this book from the ireadbooktours fir a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a four out of five stars.

The frights of Fiji (Alyssa McCarthy Magical Missions #1) by Sunayna Prasad

Book Title: The Frights of Fiji (Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions, Book 1) by Sunayna Prasad
Category: Middle-Grade Fiction (Ages 8-12), 136 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Amazon KDP
Release date: October 2018

Content Rating: G: There is no mature language or adult content whatsoever.

Book Description:

A world of magic and adventure awaits…

Sent to live with her strict, aloof, and uncaring uncle after her parents are killed in a car accident, twelve-year-old orphan Alyssa McCarthy longs for the life she used to have—one filled with fun and love. Then one stormy night, a message appears in the raindrops on the window that will change everything.

“Your life will never be the same again, as magic will interfere.”

Before long, Alyssa is kidnapped by Master Beau, a banished sorcerer with a mysterious connection to her who can only regain his power by weakening hers. Suddenly hurled into a world of wizardry filled with fantastical beasts and marvelous technology beyond her wildest imagination, Alyssa must defeat Master Beau if she ever wants to get home again. But Master Beau will stop at nothing, including using Alyssa’s friends, to ensure he is triumphant.

Originally titled “From Frights to Flaws”, this story is the exciting and enchanting first book in the “Magical Missions” series.BUY THE BOOK:
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Come Back To Me by Jody Hedlund

Time slip novels have never been my favorite style of writing but this one blew my mind. I love how the idea of traveling through time is portrayed here in this story. Marian is much braver than I would ever be to look for a cure for a disease by going back in time. I would not care to live during the Middle Ages. I could not stand being that dirty all the time. I loved the suspense and the romance in the book. I cannot wait to see what happens in the second book of the series. I received a copy of this book from the author and Revell for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a five out of five stars.

The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy.That’s exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father’s quest, even if it does stem from a desire to save her sister Ellen from the genetic disease that stole their mother from them. But when her father falls into a coma after drinking a vial of holy water believed to contain traces of residue from the Tree of Life, Marian must question all of her assumptions. He’s left behind tantalizing clues that suggest he’s crossed back in time. Insane. Until Marian tests his theories and finds herself in the Middle Ages during a dangerous peasant uprising.William Durham, a valiant knight comes to Marian’s rescue and offers her protection . . . as his wife. The longer Marian stays in the past, the more she cares about William. Can she ever find her father and make it back to the present to heal her sister? And when the time comes to leave, will she want to? Bestselling author Jody Hedlund is your guide down the twisting waters of time to a volatile era of superstition, revolts, and chivalry in this suspenseful story.

Power Play by Rachel Dylan

I love this series of books. I love each of these women that are the main characters. I really enjoy that Vivian is not a spy and she is just a normal lawyer who is vulnerable. She knows that she does need help from Jacob to get through this trying time in her career. This has a few twists and turns and I look forward to many more stories from this author. I love the romance and the suspense. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a five out of five stars.

When State Department attorney Vivian Steele witnesses two ambassadors collapse as if poisoned at a diplomatic dinner in Washington, DC, she is recruited to be a member of a joint FBI task force assigned to investigate. But she soon finds her by-the-book ways clashing with a special agent in the Diplomatic Security Service, Jacob Cruz. A former Navy SEAL and in charge of the event’s security, Jacob takes the attack personally and is driven to act quickly, even ahead of the rules and regulations. As Viv starts to work her diplomatic sources, her past as a State Department lawyer comes back to haunt her, and secrets held tightly by the government thrust her into a web of danger. Afraid, Viv turns to the one man bent on protecting others. But can she accept Jacob’s reckless ways as exactly what she needs to stay alive and to discover the truth behind the attacks?

Along a Storied Trail by Ann H. Gabhart

This was one of my favorite stories that talks about the packhorse Librarians that were used during the depression era in the mountains of Kentucky. This story really gets into many different peoples lives and how they each handle what is thrown at them as they go through their daily lives. My favorite character has to be Aunt Perdie. I also love the descriptions of the area and the emotions shown by each character. I think this has been one of my favorite books by this author. I received a copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.

I give this book a five out of five stars.

Kentucky packhorse librarian Tansy Calhoun doesn’t mind the rough trails and long hours as she serves her Appalachian mountain community during the Great Depression. Yet she longs to find love like the heroines in her books. When a charming writer comes to town, she thinks she might have found it–or is the perfect man actually closer than she thinks?

Perdita Sweet has called these mountains home for so long she’s nearly as rocky as the soil around her small cabin. Long ago she thought she could love, but when the object of her affection up and married someone else, she stopped giving too much of herself away to others.

As is so often the case, it’s easier to see what’s best for others than to see what’s best for oneself, and Perdita knows who Tansy should choose. But why would anyone listen to the romantic advice of an old spinster?

Saddle up for a heartfelt story of love–love of family, love of place, and the love of a lifetime–from bestselling author Ann H. Gabhart.