Book Review: The Janus Witch by Michael Scott Clifton

The Janus Witch by Michael Scott Clifton is the featured book on the Lone Star Book Blog Tour this week and I’m bringing you my review of this fantasy romance (thriller)? It kind of defies classification, as there is tension and drama, romance and self-discovery. Check it out, and be sure to enter the giveaway [Read On]

Book Review: Wait For Me by Susan May Warren

I can’t believe I’m just now discovering author Susan May Warren in what is the sixth book in her Montana Rescue series, but (if you’ll pardon the pun) Wait For Me was worth the wait!! Read on to see what hooked me in this great story, and scroll on down to enter the giveaway! (It’s a [Read On]

The Big Inch by Kimberly Fish (Audio Book Tour)

Today we’re featuring our first audio book tour with Lone Star Book Blog Tours, and it’s especially exciting because the narrator is our own Sydney Young. If you’re a fan of World War II historical fiction, be sure to check out The Big Inch, written by Kimberly Fish. I’ve got a lot to share in [Read On]

Double Toffee Banoffee Pie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MinionsMovieNight #CollectiveBias My family can be sentimental and we’re not ashamed of it. Whenever we see something that reminds us of a favorite place or event, it doesn’t take much to put us in full longing mode. This also usually [Read On]

Mummy Molasses Bars

Fall has finally arrived in Texas with temperatures dipping into…the seventies. The neighborhood is decorated with skeletons and tombstones, and the candy bowl – the one ready for trick-or-treaters – already needs to be restocked. I was in the mood for something more substantial than a mini chocolate bar. As I rooted in the pantry [Read On]

Burden of Proof by DiAnn Mills – Book Review

Yes, I’m back with Lone Star Book Blog Tours to share my review of DiAnn Mills’ newest release, Burden of Proof. It’s the first book in her FBI Rapid Response series, and did not disappoint. If you read my last DiAnn Mills review – High Treason, from her FBI Task Force series – you’ll know [Read On]

Asian Turkey Burgers with Sriracha Mayo & Broccoli Slaw

Looking for something different? These slider-sized burgers are absolutely delicious and healthy to boot. What I love about these is that typically have most of the ingredients on hand so it’s a snap to throw them together. Asian Turkey Burgers with Quick Slaw: 1 pkg prepared broccoli slaw (approx 4 cups)* 1 red bell pepper, [Read On]

Essays, Empowerment, and the International Day of the Girl

No matter the time or place, the middle school years can be a treacherous period for girls. Pettiness abounds, alliances change – all as our girls struggle to find their place, in school, in the world, and all as puberty’s flood of hormones washes in. Middle school is no place for the weak. Photo by [Read On]

LSBBT: The Encouragement Letters by Shanna Spence

I’m always on the lookout for positive, inspiring reads for children/young middle grade readers, and  The Encouragement Letters by author Shanna Spence is one such book.  Read on to learn more about this historical fiction set during the Industrial Revolution in England, and enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy of [Read On]

Aunt Jeanne’s Pumpkin Cake

It’s fall, and certainly that means all-you-can pumpkin. I love pumpkin so much that when fall comes around, I question why I don’t ever bake anything pumpkin the rest of the year!  And while this whole pumpkin spice business is getting a bit out of hand (and by the taste of it, “pumpkin spice” refers [Read On]