All Blog Posts Tagged 'Great' (8)

Book Review for: Shadow of the Hawk by K.S. Jones

My initial reaction as I began to read Shadow of the Hawk was that the writing was fluid and graceful. The feel, mood and era all reminded me of John Steinbeck and I was hooked from the very start.

Sooze is a 16 year old girl growing up in the Great Depression. She has agreed to marry a man she does not love in order to save her family. She is mature for her age and you immediately feel for her. Her character is equal parts young lady and woman and the author does such…

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Added by Sheila English on February 11, 2015 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Shadow of the Hawk by K.S. Jones

The writing is graceful and artistic. It’s fluid and organized in through and action. When I first started reading it I thought of my love for John Steinbeck and Grapes of Wrath. You get that feel of what the Great Depression was like and how families responded to it, and to each other. You feel the desperation and admire the courage and integrity of many of the people of that time. 

This story is about a young girl in her teens who considers marrying a man for the…

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Added by Sheila English on February 11, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week



** Mother Nature seems to have Chicago and San Francisco confused.



** Every time I go to CVS, the receipt is longer than the Great…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 27, 2014 at 5:44pm — No Comments

3 Great Benefits of Increased Physical Activity and Ways to Encourage Your Child to Be More Active

As a mom of three, I realize how important it is for my children to get enough exercise and have time to play outside.  Things have changed dramatically since I was a child growing up and I feel that kids today don’t have the opportunity to get outside to play.  Kids are either busy with school work, participating in after-school…

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Added by Christy Garrett on October 3, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Surprisingly, a quiet house kinda creeps me out.

** Mother Nature is a ruthless Bitch with a capital "B".

** "The Great Gatsby" was unfortunately not all that great.

** I would get lost inside a cardboard box.  (No, seriously, how do I get out of this thing?)

** Grown men fighting in a bar is the…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 27, 2013 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

Bunk Beds Are A Great Way To Utilize Limited Bedroom Space

Is your family growing?  Do you have a limited amount of space or bedrooms in your house?  Bunk beds are a great way to utilize bedroom space and allow your children to sleep in their own space.  When my children were younger, they had to share a bedroom due to a limited amount bedrooms in the house that I was living in and at the time we weren’t in a position to move into a new home.  Bunk beds allowed me to maximize the space that we had so that each of my children were able to sleep…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 1, 2013 at 5:29pm — No Comments

How to Tell a Great Story - Aneeta Sundararaj, Author



How to Tell a Great Story – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat and Think With Your Taste Buds – Desserts



‘The art of storytelling is not just about standing before a whole lot of people and saying the first thing that pops into your head.  It is about…
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Added by Martha A. Cheves on September 24, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

toyportfolio.com - Top Games for Under $20

If you're looking for a great game for the holiday to play with your kids--take a look at our list of top games under $20. I love games--they keep on giving long after the holiday is over. We look for games for all kinds of players---there are the kids that need quick rounds and lots of opportunities to win...and then as they get older there are lots of kids that love longer strategy games and brain teasers.

Added by Stephanie Oppenheim on November 15, 2009 at 7:18pm — No Comments

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