Saturday, October 24, 2015

Miracle Drug by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.

 I've been reading Doctor Richard Mabry's books for several years and I've watched him grow as a writer. What used to be a general medical mystery has now taken on a whole new life. His writing is stronger and deeper than ever and in Miracle Drug the reader is also involved in an international political drama. This is fast paced and will keep your attention until the end. Very well written and entertaining.
This book was provided for review by Litfuse.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado with Candace Lee & Eric Newman

 Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by Max Lucado with Candace Lee & Eric Newman is a short little novel with a big story. This book took just under two hours to read and was a delight. The story drew me in from the first page and I cheered for Chelsea as she opened her cafe and as the customers wandered in. There are several sub-plots in this story also but they all weave together into one satisfying tale. 
The idea of a "God Blog" where you simply ask a question and get a direct answer from God would indeed draw crowds as it did in this story. I appreciated that the questions were hot topics of the day and the answers almost always could be found in Scripture. This was a fun and light read. Recommended.
Review copy provided by BookLook

Friday, October 16, 2015

Another Way Home by Deborah Raney

 The Chicory Inn series by Deborah Raney is one of the best series that I've read in a long time. The third volume, Another Way Home, grabs the reader's attention from the very first page. This book evoked many emotions while reading it and I found myself laughing with joy and also crying tears of happiness. I could not put this book down and read it while on the treadmill and exercise bike (you know it's a good one when you can read it while sweating buckets!)
I highly recommend this series. It's full of family, faith, love, loss, and a whole lot more. Excellent reading.
This book provided for review by litfuse

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Food 52: BAKING

 This book is not only stunning to look at but the recipes are simple and the twists on some of them are delightful. There are several sections all devoted to my first love in the kitchen--baking. Sixty recipes for breakfast goods, cookies & bars, fruit desserts, custardy cakes & puddings, everyday cakes, special occasion cakes, and savory baked goods. I don't even know where to begin!
The double-layer coconut pecan bars marry ingredients that are favorites in my own marriage. The baked rice pudding with coconut milk and honey reminds me of what I might find at an Indian restaurant. The spiced parsnip cake interests me because, parsnips. The savory galette with greens and gruyere just looks like a plate full of goodness. These are only a few of the recipes you'll find inside Baking by Food52. The best part is that every recipe has a picture. 
Double layer coconut pecan bars

Baked rice pudding with coconut milk and honey

Spiced parsnip cake

Savory galette with greens and gruyere
This book provided for review by Blogging for Books