Trendy Summer Accessories

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

 
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One of the trendy accessories for this summer is something fun, usable, and affordable. It is the fisherman's net style bag! Perfect for using while shopping, going to the beach, road trips, and much more. One of my favorite parts about this trendy bag is how it is easily packable and takes up very little space when not in use, yet it expands to hold so many things. And with Lion Brand Yarns selling a kit to make the net bag pictured above it is really easy to get in on this trend!
 
 
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A Name Unknown by Roseanna White

Sunday, August 13, 2017

http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/a-name-unknown/383300
 
 
  Book Description
Rosemary Gresham has no family beyond the band of former urchins who helped her survive as a girl in the mean streets of London. Grown now, they are no longer pickpockets--instead they focus on high value items and have learned how to blend into upper-class society. Rosemary is beginning to question whether she can continue in this life when she's offered the challenge of a lifetime--determine whether a certain wealthy gentleman is loyal to Britain or to Germany. After all how does one steal a family's history, their very name?

As Europe moves ever closer to World War I, rumors swirl around Peter Holstein. Awkward and solitary, but with access to the king, many fear his influence. But Peter can't help his German last name and wants to prove his loyalty to the Crown--so he can go back to anonymously writing a series of popular adventure novels. When Rosemary arrives on his doorstep pretending to be a well-credentialed historian, Peter believes she's the right person to help him dig through his family's past.

When danger and suspicion continue to mount, both realize they're in a race against time to discover the truth--about Peter's past and about the undeniable attraction kindling between them.
 
 My Review
When I started reading this book I had no idea it would be so amazing! This is one of the best books I have read all year! The characters felt very real, and with Roseanna White's wonderful writing style I quickly connected with Rosemary and the other characters. The story was rich in detail, and I loved the historical setting. When the answers to Peter's family history were needed to prove important facts, a race to find the truth started. And the adventure took some unbelievable turns along the way. It was an amazing story, and I can not wait for the next book in the series to come out!
 
 
 I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review. The opinions are my own. 
 
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Free Pattern of the Month ~ The Scrap Bag

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

This month our free pattern is the Scrap Bag by Frankie Brown!
It is a really lovely bag that can stand up on it's own thanks to a plastic canvas stiffened front, back, and base. Plus this is a wonderful project for using up short lengths of yarn that are just to nice to throw out. Which also makes your bag a one of a kind, with no two looking alike!

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/scrap-bag

 
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High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin

Sunday, July 23, 2017

http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/high-as-the-heavens/379460
 
Book Description
 A British nurse in WWI German-occupied Brussels, Evelyn Marche spends her days at the hospital and her nights working at a cafĂ© . . . or so it seems. Eve's most carefully guarded secret is that she also spends her nights carrying out dangerous missions as a spy for a Belgian resistance group.

When a plane crashes as she's en route to a rendezvous, Eve is the first to reach the downed plane and is shocked to recognize the badly injured pilot as British RFC Captain Simon Forrester. She risks her life to conceal him from the Germans, but as the secrets between them grow and the danger mounts, can they still hope to make it out of Belgium alive?
 
My Review
When I started this book I had no idea about the upcoming surprises that awaited me. The twists in the story kept me guessing, and the plot kept me coming back to see what would happen next. Evelyn and the other characters were great. And it was amazing to get a look at what WWI looked like from the inside of Brussels. It showed the time period and war well, but it was not really graphic. Making it a great book for anyone who likes a good historical fiction!
 
 
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review. The opinions are my own. 
 
 
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