Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Widow of Saunders Creek - a Review

The Widow of Saunders Creek
A Novel
By Tracey Bateman

Another novel from Tracey Bateman - a veteran author with more than 30 novels in print.  I believe this was the second book of Bateman's that I've read.  While she's not my favorite author, nor have the two books I've read (Tandem & A Widow of Saunders Creek) been written in my favorite fictional genre, I think she is a talented and creative author.

This book tells the story of Corrie Saunders - a widow haunted by her husband, Jarrod's, ghost?  Does Jarrod visit Corrie in his family home?  Does Jarrod mind that his cousin, Eli, is helping Corrie restore the home?

For anyone enjoying a little more "super natural" or perhaps even "less plausible" fiction, with a little love mixed in, I think this could be the book for you!



I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bekahisms Again

These were recorded early in May...

*(Me) Take 25 more bites (since getting her to eat much of anything in 1-2 bites is nearly impossible)
(Bekah) I can't count that high, how about just two

*(Bekah) Where's my hot dog (hoping it's lost so she can be done eating)
(Me) In your hand
(Bekah) Oh... (rather disappointed it was so easily found)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sofie is 1!!

On May 25th our little Sofie turned 1 - what a special girl she is.  She brings many smiles to our faces.
During her birthday week I recorded a few milestone memories -

Sofie...
...Crawls
...Stands (with and without assistance)
...Growls
..."Talks" back
...Climbs
...Jumps
...Loves to nurse
...Hates hairbows
...Shows off
...Eats a lot
...Figured out sippy cup on her own
...Loves hide-n-seek
...gives hugs
...gives kisses (complete with adorable sound effects)
...snuggles up close
...Rocks her baby

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

We enjoyed watching Queen Elisabeth's Diamond Jubilee on tv a few weeks ago.  Bekah REALLY enjoyed seeing a REAL queen :)  I took a few notes of cute things that happened during our "girl time" together on the couch -

*(Bekah, super excitedly) - "The Queen's name is Elisabeth.  Did you know that mommy?"

*Sofie watched intently, and when the Queen would wave, Sofie would wave.  When the crowds would clap, Sofie would clap.  <3 her!

*(Bekah, after watching for a while) - "I'm off to make discoveries now.  Bye. I'm going to chop and stick a discovery" (with a chopstick in her hand)