Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Book Review and Giveaway!

Above All ThingsI just finished the latest book I received from The Library Things early book review.  I am pleased to say I really enjoyed this book.
The book is a fictionalized account of the story of George Mallory's last attempt to climb Mt. Everest in the 1920's and the affects on his marriage to Ruth. 
It is a story of a man torn between his obsession to achieve and his love for his wife. 
This is a debut novel for Tandis Rideout and I think she did an outstanding job. 
I am including my review for The Library Thing below.

I have not had a lot of success in the past when I have one of my book give aways so I hope more people will respond.  I enjoy sharing books with other readers!
So, I'm making this easy. 

Just make a comment here, any comment and I will enter you in a drawing for this book.

I will hold it on Feb.14th!
An inspiring love story of a courageous couple for Valentines Day!

Help me reach a goal of 10 comments!
I'll be watching!


Tanis Rideout did an outstanding job for her debut novel! I was not familiar with the story of George Mallory so part of the way into the book I was clueless as to the ending. I did some research and was not disappointed to know the ending. Tandis's descriptions put the reader right there on the mountain experiencing the pain and difficulty with the climbers as well as experiencing the true conflicted feeling of a wife who respects her husband’s obsession but also wants him to choose her first. I was surprised to read on reviewer who did not find the descriptions realistic, at one point I was trying to breathe for them! As far as publishing goes, I much prefer the cover with the climbers and the woman’s torso on the cover over the couple on the beach. I wouldn't look at that one on a shelf. Also I was impressed with the feel of the cover and the deckled edges on the pages for my uncorrected proof copy. I hope this is how it comes out in the stores. Over all I loved this book and story.

Friday, January 11, 2013

January Thaw

What a difference a few days can make
We have been having a lot of rain and our temps have been in the mid 50's.  All the pretty snow is gone.

I decided I better take Cooper out while we had some sunshine.  Under all that snow some really neat stuff is growing. Moss can really be quite beautiful.
Nature has a since of humor too.  Can you see the fish in her floral display?
 Kinda creepy.
Because of all the snow melt and rain our streams are full again!  I love to just wait and listen to the gurgling of the water over the stones.
Well I just had to share what was happening in just a short week from my last post.  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Very Cold But Beautiful Morning


Really, Really, Cold
 Nose hairs freezing cold!
 I had to take my daughter to the dentist early this morning. The one in school in FL lol.It was below 20 degrees but the scenery was awesome!
 On the way home I just kept seeing one beautiful scene after another so I went home to get the camera.  She wasn't sure about coming back out with me but I made her.  You just have to take advantage of the moment when it is here.
Look at that frost!

 It was so foggy and frosty!
 Breath taking!

 A frozen world

 Nature just amazes me, doesn't it amaze you?

 I'm so glad I got out of my comfort zone (warm house) and went out there today and captured these images.  At 2:00 it was all gone. This magical world had disappeared.

When you see something beautiful

appreciate it
breath and take it all in
Beauty is priceless

Here's my house today under cover of snow.
God is so good!

I am linking up to share your cup Thursday. 
Come see what others are shareing!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My Wish For You

May the road you are on for the coming year be inspiring, adventurous and exciting. 

Happy New Year!