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I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these six "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Book Review

 I am pleased to be a book reviewer for "Bethany House". I love "Bethany House" their books seem to have
good values and lots have a christian theme. I was given a free book to read and leave a review.
They ask you to give a good honest review even if it would be negative.
 I was so thrilled to have been able to read "Bride for Keeps" by Melissa Jagears. It was one of those books
that I was unable to put down. I felt like I was out there on the prairie with them.
 The story takes place out on the Kansas prairie in the 1700's.
The story centers around Everett, a good, hardworking man who has had his share of bad luck with women.
He had failures with 4 mail order brides.
He is almost finished with the idea of ever having a wife. His neighbors wife went behind Everetts back
and ordered him a bride. Everett was quite upset about this. He had about given up on women.
Julia is a fancy city girl from Boston. She is running from her past and has no idea what she is getting
herself into. Everett is a gentlemen and out of need to survive, they marry for convenience.
Will these two ever fall in love. Will Julia be able to handle the hardship of the prairie. Will she
ever be able to deal with the past that haunts her. You will have to read the book to find out.
 "Bride for Keeps" has to be one of the best books that I have ever read, I had a hard time putting it down.
I am pretty sure this book is going to be a series, which I am hoping it to be.
I recommend this book highly.You won't be disappointed with this one.


  1. Morning, thanks for the info, always need a book to read, Blessings Francine.

  2. Thanks for sharing another great review,
    I'll have to read this now!

  3. Amen Sister! LOL I agree w/everything you said, such a good read and I hope it'll become a series too!!
    Funny how we picked the same book!


  4. You busy gal!! this with everything else you do. Though I love reading, a great escape. OLM


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I have been married to my sweetheart Ronnie for 30 years.We live in the beautiful shenandoah valley of Va. We have 2 beautiful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I am a christian, and am blessed with two wonderful jobs. I am a hairdresser and also a nurse, I am proud of my nursing degree which I got at age 47. I give the Lord much praise for this. I also enjoy primitive crafts, antiquing, cooking, reading and gardening. My husband and I bought an old farmhouse in WV five years ago and it was ancient, floor rotted out in the kitchen, no bathroom, bats flying around, mice. Scary, well now five years later we have most of it completed, working now on a roof for the wrap around porch.We sand blasted some of the walls so they would be original, we also took all the old weatherboarding off of the outside of the house, planed it and put it back on some of the inside walls. We also have added a wrap around porch. Since we have remodled the old farmhouse, that is how I came up with my blog name.