04.25.14 I will clean my house today. ooh, look! a book!

1014295_10152319935367432_1393810429_nA couple of authors have caught my attention recently and I wanted to share about them.

Jana DeLeon write about Southern life in her Miss Fortune series.  The series is set in Sinful, Louisiana (near New Orleans) with a cast consisting of senior citizens (ladies) who were  spies in the military during their much younger years, a current young CIA agent hiding out in Sinful, a group of Catholic and Baptist ladies, banana pudding, swamps, alligators, Baptist ladies making moonshine and lots of laughter and mystery.  I haven’t been able to put the books down and am on the fourth book in the series now, having started on them less than a week ago.  I love Southern stories that somewhat poke fun at our Southern culture and oddities but leave me feeling proud to be one of those half cracked ladies myself.   The series starts with Louisiana Longshot which has been free on Amazon for a while.  I’d recommend reading this even if you stop at the first free book but I’m pretty sure you won’t.

The second author I’ve discovered is Elizabeth D. Michaels.  “Behind the Mask” (first book in the Horstberg saga) was another free book I got on Amazon.  It was a very long book  having over 1000+ pages.  If 1891205_10152307761957432_1927557593_nyou want something to get involved in and stay involved with for quite a while this is the book.   It is set in the 18th Century in Sweden (not normally things I’d choose to read about) and here is a little summary about it I found on Amazon.  The growing love for the Lord of one of the main characters is inspiring to read about.

Abbi has the gift of dreams. But her uncanny ability to see glimpses of the future has no apparent purpose or meaning until a dream leads her to a man on the brink of despair and destruction.

Cameron is a man without a name and without a country, framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Long ago forced into exile and believed dead, the passing of years have defaced him of all hope.

The country of Horstberg suffers beneath the weight of tyranny, and only Cameron holds the secret that could see her ruler undone and restore the people to peace and prosperity. While revolution brews and whispers of treason threaten all that is dear to Abbi, she remains unaware of her own ability to answer a nation’s prayers.

Trusting only her heart and the power of her dreams, Abbi gives all that she has to lead Cameron back into a civilized world, where love is real and freedom comes only in facing what hides behind the mask.

1743529_10152299369512432_1184680328_nThe second book in the Horstberg saga is “A Matter of Honor.”  The development of the characters in these two book is so deep and interesting that I could not put either of them down.  Unfortunately the third book is not out yet which is almost tragic to me, but the second book ended at a very good stopping place so I”ll be okay until whenever the next one is ready!

As always I recommend any book written by Christian author, Beth Moore.  She’s very clear and right at my level of understanding in explaining the Bible.  I just finished the last chapters of “Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren and the book of Revelations in the Bible.   Yes I was reading these three the last time I wrote about books I like.  I tend to read through novels very fast but reading the Bible or about the Bible means studying to me so I ‘ll understand it.   I don’t have to understand the novels but the Bible I want to understand, so it takes more time.

I also recently read several books in Jennifer Hart’s series titled “The Misadventures of the Laundry Hag. ” It was an unusual series and while I enjoyed it, I felt so sorry for the husband since his wife was just awful to him after the first book that I’m not sure I’d recommend reading them all.  The first book was another free one and I’d say read that one and stop.

I just started “Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind” by Ann Ross at the recommendation of a young friend.  I’m already loving it.

The weather here in Southern Texas is very hot right now.  Yesterday’s high, here in Southern Texas, was 106 degrees and a nearby city had the highest san diego temptemperature in the US yesterday at 109 degrees.  Our high yesterday broke the local record.  It got up to 80 degrees inside our RV with all the blinds and curtains closed all day.   Today’s high (which is right now) is 100 degrees.  We have a little relief in store since Thursday high is suppose to only be 77 degrees! We’re planning to go to Corpus Christi that day and do some sightseeing.  For now we’re staying inside as much as possible, waking up early while it’s cool, taking a noon nap (yep that’s where I”m heading) while it’s the heat of the day and hoping for reduced heat of the evening.   When we decided to come here  I never imagined that anywhere in the US could be this hot in April!  Oh well!

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!


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