One Last Spring

I know it’s not spring right now, but this book doesn’t just cover spring. There is a blizzard, spring blossoms, and summer fun all wrapped up in its pages. This historical romance is set in the quiet village of Llanwddyn in Wales in the late 1880’s. I don’t have a clue how to say Llanwddyn. It could be pronounced Lan-widden or Yanidin or Lawden or Land Down Under depending on your mood. But I digress.

The characters in this tale are Gwen–a 16 year old girl who lives with her strict aunt; Lewis–the blacksmith’s son who is supposed to watch over Gwen for her brother, his best friend; and Thomas–an English engineer sent to the village to supervise the dam construction.

When Gwen’s brother leaves for sea and changes come to her community due to the new dam being built (which in the years to come will force the villagers to relocate), she must dig deep within herself to find happiness. Continue reading

Windy Weather & Words

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My area of the world has had some blustery days this week. If you look in my backyard, you’ll see lots of willow branches scattered everywhere. When it’s not so cold, maybe I’ll get out there and rake/pick them up.

I looked up what caused wind so I could give you a weird fact for the week, but it was semi-confusing and I couldn’t figure out how to dummy-ize it for myself. There were high pressure systems and low pressure systems and graphs with lines all over to explain wind. What I came away knowing is that wind is tricky. It’s this invisible force we Continue reading

Christmas Kisses

I’m NOT talking about CHOCOLATE, although now that I say that, my mind is conjuring up silver wrapped yummies for my tummy. However, Christmas Kisses is a collection of stories from five bestselling and award-winning authors that is on sale right now…so don’t pass this up, because even though it isn’t made of chocolate, there is chocolate mentioned in the stories, which is less calories than the REAL STUFF. Set in the snowy town of Echo Ridge in upstate New York, these clean romances are sure to delight while you sip cocoa [OH NO! I mentioned chocolate again] by the fire and listen to Christmas carols. Continue reading