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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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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I have heard the expression “Tiger Mother” for some time now. Never having read this book, I still knew…Continue
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I was sitting working on my blog and registering for sweepstakes one day during my daughter's quiet time. It's time I get to use to be productive or have a break from the insanity. One particular day, just a few days before Christmas, I was thinking of all the presents I still have left to wrap, and then I began to think about our Elf…
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What I absolutely adore most about this experience is how many people said they were going to pay it forward. And the fact that when I logged onto Facebook that night a friend had said that someone paid for her coffee and she…Continue
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I love wearing ridiculously high heels. You know, the kind that make you cringe in anguish with each step taken after a short while of wear. Regrettably, as I age, my threshold because shorter and shorter.
The pain is never a deterrent for me. Nope, I suffer willingly. I ignore the toe-crushing sensations and the scorching agony that begins in the balls of my feet and shoots up my calves. I suck it up. At barely 5'3, I NEED the shoes. They give me a commanding presence.…Continue
Added by Kristen Luciani on November 19, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Nowadays, a lot of people are suffering from stress. It is indeed a serious condition often associated with high-blood pressure (and we all know why that is bad), headaches, and fertility problems on the long run. Well, what can I say? God has decided that stress is no good for a baby and won't allow us to have one, unless we minimize the stress in our lives. For this reason, I am here to give you an idea where to start from.…Continue
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CONGRATULATIONS! Expecting a new baby envelopes a new Mama and Papa with so many emotions. Once the elation of an ever-changing life settles, the preparation begins and so does the unsettling feeling in Mama's mid-section. To help ease some of the adventure into the world of pregnancy brain, here is a list of some basic maternity wardrobe must-haves, all made in the USA.
Added by Karina on October 22, 2014 at 9:33pm — No Comments
Getting one or more pimple on the lips is not only painful but also very unsightly. There is no possible cover up that you can use, unlike the pimples on any other part of your face. You may get annoyed and start popping these pimples which will only cause the condition to get worse - more…Continue
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When you have a baby it's safe to say that you are restricted on the amount of free-time that you have throughout the day – we often have to rush when we are purchasing products and occasionally this might mean that we purchase products that aren't up to the standards we would like them to…Continue
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These are two things I experienced with my 15-month-old son this week.
I now consider myself lucky because in all of his 15 months, he’s only
had one mild diaper rash. Last weekend, I noticed a little pink on the
inner part of his tushy. I thought to myself,…Continue
Added by Joy & Marie on August 9, 2014 at 6:03pm — No Comments
I was as excited as my husband and kids, anticipating this trip. When we got to the park, everything went smoothly. We picked up our tickets and went to the covered area waiting for our ticket number to be called for the airboat tour. There were a lot of people there, but the wait for the airboat tour was only about 10 minutes.
I know from seeing…
Added by Ronda on August 4, 2014 at 2:11am — No Comments
There are several changes that occur when one is going through menopause. This includes stress and mood swings that can have an impact in healthy relationships. When one has daily routine and small adjustments in ones perspective, they are able to pull through without causing any strain in the…Continue
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Whether you have just begun riding a motorcycle or you have been on the road for years, you know that this is a pastime that requires a lot of attention if you are to stay safe to avoid a motorcycle accident. While everyone has heard of the different horror stories that go with motorcycling, you will find that there are many people on motorcycles who have never been injured at all. What are some of the most common injuries to be…Continue
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