This was a really interesting picture to color. It's made out of bricks, and gradually evolves into this beautiful ocean landscape.
The story of Tess Chandelle, and her attempt at restoring the family name, in a well known antiques circle, starts slow. After her Uncle, blackens Chandelle's name, she will do anything to save it. Then she meets enigmatic Brian Le Moyne, who offers her the chance, to restore some of the antique house's integrity, and decorate his mother's home, after it was damaged by fire. But as Tess soon finds, not everyone in the family, has the same idea.
This book was not just a story, but a work of art, set between the lush hills of Tuscany, Spain, and France, and the wild landscape of Tasmania. It is also one of two women- Artemisia, and Pip, separated by centuries, but brought together by their love of food, and a few dusty, copper pots.
Tamara Laporte has put this stunning book together, in a way that it makes it so easier, for a budding artist, to follow along with no problem at all. The paintings within, are beyond beautiful, with different characters, such as Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, and Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. There are also guest artist's with their own beautiful art work, to follow along with.
I really did enjoy reading this story, of a couple looking for a trusted person, to take care of their precious offspring. The thrilling storyline though, was enough, to keep me right on reading, but I must mention that the concept, reminded me a little of other previous 'nanny type' books, of the same genre, as well as similarities to the movie, The Hand That Rocked The Cradle. Definitely a must read if you love a 'turn the page' thriller!
I have been a very concerned participant, and part time activist, protesting and signing petitions, for the environment, for many years. So, when I first saw this title on NetGalley, it attracted me immediately. I really enjoyed reading a little more, concerning the science, and opinions of others in the climate change debacle. It was enlightening, and refreshing, and a must read for anyone, who is concerned about our planet's future.
Since I was a little girl, and after my maternal grandmother, visited Madame Tussaud's while in London, I have been totally fascinated by this famous lady, and her equally unique museum of wax. Then, when I saw this book on NetGalley, I knew that I had to read it. It was quite good, in the historic sense, and explained a lot about the French Revolution, Louis XVI, and Marie Antoinette, but where was Madame Tussaud? It was more French Revolution!
I have always been a huge fan of classic novels, especially the exploits of Sherlock Holmes. I greatly admire Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and his work, so after reading 'The Time Traveler Professor, Book One: The Silent Meridian', I felt as though I had read another one of this novels. Elizabeth Crowens' written descriptions, and her way of playing out the story, was so believable, that I found myself immersed in the scene, along with the characters.
For me, this is definitely a childhood favorites, and I still enjoy reading it from time to time.
The story of Sara Crewe, and her privileged life, is not a new one. But the fact that she is a very loving, caring, down to earth, young girl is. Despite the circumstances, Sara is an inspiration to children everywhere, and whether rich or poor, she still shone through, as a true childhood hero.
From the moment I started reading this story about Evaline, I really enjoyed every part of it. It sort of brought the meaning of life into perspective for me, and gave me a little hope. I really loved being a witness to Evaline's journey with the Sun, and her very fun, and interesting adventures, with the individuals that she met along the way. I could definitely read another book like this one, because it was so light, and an easy read.
The Munich Girl is a wonderful story, that takes readers on a journey into history, as Anna discovers the secrets of her past. The author weaves an intriguing story that draws the reader in from the beginning. It is a story of a woman‘s search to discover why there was a portrait of Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler‘s mistress, hanging on the wall in her family‘s dining room and what connection if any, Braun had with her family.
This novetta was gifted to me, by the author Bridgette Powers, in exchange for an honest review. The story of Tria, is a tale of light and dark. It is also the story of a special fairy, a one of light and healing, who when she is confronted with a destructive darkness, decides to sacrifice herself to protect and defend, the lives she was asked to care for. In so doing, the unborn child of prophesy will live.
Finally, after weeks of reading this first volume, I have finished ‘The Fellowship Of The Ring‘. I really enjoyed reading of each member of the fellowship, and where all 7 stopped during the first part of their adventure. I think, having seen the movie, definitely helped me out, and I eagerly looked forward to each chapter. Although some events, did not happen in the book, as in the movie, but that was fine. Overall I loved it.
Set in New Zealand, this story of the author and her partner, is light, funny, familiar (to non gardeners), and an introduction on how to landscape your gardens, when you don‘t have ‘green fingers‘. Despite that, I really enjoyed Stephanie‘s light hearted banter, about the ins and outs of what to do, and what not to do, when growing plants.
I loved this story, of a young girl in her teens, emerging into the beginnings of adulthood, not knowing what to make of life. Her one desire, to be good at the one thing she loves most: sport. But with her parents thinking that they know what she needs, and arguing at every turn, and newfound friends playing with her emotions, she is confused, and finds that she must try to sort out which is most important, just to accomplish what she wants.
I‘m rereading these books, and have just about finished ‘Little House On The Prairie‘. I still enjoy them, even now.
What a lovely autumn day for a walk.🍁🍂
You thought ‘Jaws‘ was bad! Wait till you meet ‘Meg‘!! Yippee! The movie is out in August 2018, and stars Jason Statham. Can‘t wait😃👍🏻🤗🦈
Instafreebie.com is a site where you can grab a free book, from different genres. Eg: paranormal romance, fantasy, crime. I‘ve downloaded quite a few, and all you have to do is join the authors newsletter, and maybe give a friendly review!
1. A. An American Marriage
B. The Immortalists
C. The Merry Spinster
2. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. I recommend this because it is a twisty, powerful Hitchcockian thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house. Hold on to your chairs!
I watched ‘The Shallows‘ with Blake Lively, and I think that she did an excellent job of portraying a woman stranded on rock with seagull named Steven Seagull, both at the mercy of a killer ‘great white‘. I‘d heard of it, saw the trailer, but never seen the full movie. Great I say, great 👍🏻
Community Event Dates:
Fri, 20/04/2018 - Sat, 21/04/2018
CHB Lions Annual Bookarama is on at the CHB Municipal Theatre in Waipawa Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd April, .
For those wanting to donate books, puzzles etc drop off points are at $100% Winloves and WM Story.
These Bookarama‘s are held every year to raise money for the community. You always find the most unusual and surprising books in this lot!
For months and months, I pondered whether to try out a book subscription, or not. I‘d been watching members on Booktube receiving book box subscriptions, and packages, and was really thrilled for them. Then last month, I decided yes, I‘m going to try it out! So I chose bookabuy.com.au, and went for it. We don‘t really have any here in New Zealand, so I went across the ditch. I‘m glad I did, because yesterday I received a beautiful book! Yay!