~Earth, Teach Me~ (An Ute Prayer)

Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light. Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory. Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning. Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young. Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that […]

~Earth, Teach Me~ (An Ute Prayer)

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop by Fannie Flagg

Fried Green Tomatoes remains where it has been since the first day I read it, still in my top 5 books (and movies) of all time. I have read all of Fannie’s books, and while I do love the Elmwood Springs series, Whistle Stop will always be a place in time, of a town I wish I had grown up in, with a friend named Idgie Threadgoode. So, of course, when Fannie wrote The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop, I could not wait to read it. And they’re all there, again, Idgie, Ruth, Big George, Ninny, Sipsey and the lovely Evelyn. This time though, Fannie jumps ahead to the life and times of Buddy Jr., Ruth and Franks baby. We learn all about what happened to Whistle Stop and it’s irascible inhabitants. Fannie has such a way of bringing you through the haze and completely immersing the reader into the story, whether you’re fishing with Idgie or playing cards with Buddy Jr., you become a part of the story. Run, don’t walk and grab this soon to be best-seller. Beautifully written, sweet, touching and Lordy, are you ready to fry up some green tomatoes? Time’s a wastin’!

Lyrical Lines

I Can’t Breathe, by Devin Marie I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.  I’m tired of living in the skin I’m in I didn’t know danger was synonymous with melanin I go for jogs bur I never ask my brother to come ‘cause God forbid anybody sees a black man […]

Lyrical Lines

Who Rescued Who by Victoria Schade

This wonderfully fabulous romcom by professional dog trainer (and wrangler on the annual puppy bowls)is a MUST READ! This story made me want to move to the English countryside and find a village just like Fargrove.

We meet Elizabeth, recently fired after saying something somewhat inappropriate on live TV. She is a bit lost now, in San Francisco trying to figure out her next steps, when a supposed Uncle she’s never heard of contacts her about some land that belongs to her and would she like to come see it? Why not, she doesn’t have anything else to do…

So she takes off for Fargrove, UK, a sweet town west of London and meets her deceased father’s brother Rowan and his wife and their friends. Elizabeth has been a social media junkie and has a come-apart at the lack of cell towers and signals. Nevertheless, she is rescued by an abandoned border collie mix puppy and the two become inseparable. But, she gets a call from a major corporation back in the US and has to decide what is right for her. And there’s also a sexy and handsome guy who is becoming quite irresistible as well.

I LOVED this story, I laughed, I cried and I couldn’t wait to share it with my besties!

Faithful Valor by Isabella

Faithful Valor is the third book in the Faithful Series by Isabella. Until today I didn’t know that this was part of a series, it’s so well written it could be a stand alone book.

The characters are beautifully written in a gut wrenching and realistic story for today’s times.

Nic Caldwell is a former kick-ass Marine, now stateside after her recent tour in Afghanistan. Her wife Claire and daughter Grace are helping Nic battle her demons from PTSD. Claire is strong, compassionate and a fighter.

CeCe is also stateside now and retired after serving as well. She has a daughter and mom that she wants to move out of LA to Monterey California for a chance at a better life for all of them.

Isabella treats these heroines with much respect towards the soldiers and the hell they go through with PTSD. It is a wonderful story and now I must go read the other two! Thanks to Sapphire Publishing for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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