Sunday, November 18, 2012

Review: Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Most of the book takes place in Savannah, Georgia. It is full of eccentric and charming Southern characters. I laughed and I cried. CeeCee's mom dies and her father is a traveling salesman who isn't home much, so CeeCee goes to live with her Aunt Tootie in Savannah. Savannah is a whole new world for CeeCee. She meets an amazing and amusing cast of characters, begins to heal, and the meaning of family. This is a wonderful book.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Review: The Girl Who Chased the Moon

The Girl Who Chased the Moon
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Garden Spells" was the first book by Sarah Addison Allen that I picked up and read. I loved it! I didn't think the next could be as good. It was even better. Each book by Sarah is better than the last. This one is no exception. It takes place in North Carolina and is full of delightful characters oozing Southern charm and eccentricities. And as always there is magic. In this town, there are also secrets. Emily's mother is killed in a car accident and she comes to live with a grandfather she has never known. She must unlock the town secrets to know her mother and to find her place. Julia returned to Mullaby 18 months ago to see to her father's estate. She is running his BBQ restaurant and counting the days until she can return to Baltimore. She must revisit her own past and make peace with herself before she can embrace her future and happiness. Such a wonderful book. I highly recommend this and Sarah Addison Allen's other books as well.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Review: The House at Riverton

The House at Riverton
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a story of a family in a time when the world is changing. The aristocracy is losing power to a growing middle class and the flappers of the Roaring 20s are stretching their wings eager to fly. This was a wonderful book about change, adapting, truth, secrets, and finding one's way. I was drawn into the story right from the start. I was soon drawn into the characters and their world. I found myself caring about the characters, liking some and disliking others. I was fascinated by the world they lived in and the changes taking place as result of World War I. I was equally fascinated by their decisions and the reasons behind them. A powerful story told beautifully always gets 5 stars. I highly recommend this book and cannot wait to read more by Kate Morton.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Art I Love

I am currently enamored of the art of Imagine Studio.  Here are some of my favorites.

Are these not absolutely gorgeous!  I love them.  There is more to see at Imagine Studio!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A must see movie

This is such a fun movie.  It's perfect for kids!  There is no language and it has many great take away messages for little ones.  It's fun for grown-ups too!  I so enjoyed this movie and I highly recommend seeing it.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Echoes From the Past

My new most favorite album is Glad Rag Doll by Diana Krall.  This album will take your breath away with its beauty.

 You can purchase it on Amazon here.  Diana has a website and a Facebook page so be sure to check her out.  She has many albums.  Each one just wonderful.

Here is a lovely interview with Diana by Elvis Costello.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bangle Love

I love these bangles from Free People.  I just wish they were still available.  Hopefully they will be again!