Book Review

The Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride by Linda Broday

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The Outlaw's Mail Order Bride (Outlaw Mail Order Brides, #1) by Linda Broday
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 29, 2019
Genres: Cookbook
Pages: 384
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five-stars

When the West was wild And man's law favored the few These extraordinary women could be found...in the heart of an outlaw.
Former outlaw Clay Colby is abuzz with his mail order bride's expected arrival. He's fought long and hard to drag Devil's Crossing out of lawlessness...so when his homestead is set ablaze by a bitter rival, he's heartbroken. There's no woman in the world who'd stand by him now.
But Talley Shannon is no ordinary woman.
After escaping the psychiatric hospital in which she was wrongfully detained, Tally only wants someone to protect her and the little girl under her care. She doesn't mind that Clay's home is dang near burned to the ground--not when he makes her feel so safe. So cherished. But it's only a matter of time before the ghosts of her past come calling...and her loving cowboy must defend his new bride--and the family they built together--to his very last breath.

The Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride is the first title in Linda Broday’s new series, Outlaw Mail Order Brides. This book is a great start to what I expect to be a great series.

I loved the setting of this book, where Clay and his former outlaw friends are working on bringing a dying town back to life. I loved the other characters in this book and look forward to seeing them in the upcoming books from this series.

Tally is a character that you can not help but connect with and feel anger at the people who have hurt her. Due to this there is no surprise that she has trust issues, and this plays a part in her and Clays relationship. Clay is the type of person not to give up on helping her, and it’s a fun ride watching these two learn to be together.

I found The Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride to be full of action, danger, and interesting characters. It will pull you in and keep you engaged till its done.

Suddenly Mine by Samantha Chase

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Suddenly Mine (Montgomery Brothers, #8) by Samantha Chase
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 29, 2019
Genres: Cookbook
Pages: 384
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five-stars

New beginnings are irresistible…
Christian Montgomery is burnt out. The family business is his entire world, and Christian has never stopped trying to atone for a mistake made years ago. His only break from grueling work is sitting on his beachfront deck, watching the California surfers, and wishing he could be that carefree.
Sophie Bennington was happy living in her small Kansas hometown…until she learned her entire life was a lie. So she hightailed it to the West coast, where she loves to surf, even though she’s no good at it, and she’s hoping to start a new career.
A chance encounter shows Christian and Sophie that no matter what happened in the past, the future is bright and new…but only if you have the courage to open your heart…

A Samantha Chase book is always a sure bet for me, I just love the way her characters come off the page and grab my attention. This book was no different. With Christian Montgomery and Sophie Bennington you feel the emotions from each as they are really both just trying to find themselves and while both have family behind them to support them they really feel alone. This story of them finding each other and then learning to really start over and to love.

The Montgomery series is one I really enjoy reading, I love the family dynamics and how you keep seeing characters from past books, and ones that most likely will have their own stories at some point. These kind of series are my favorites and the ones I just cannot wait for the next one to come out and read.

Keto in an Instant by Stacey Crawford

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Keto in an Instant: 100 Ketogenic Recipes for Your Instant Pot by Alpha Books
Published by Alpha Books on January 8, 2019
Genres: Cookbook
Pages: 160
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four-stars


Go keto with 100 ketogenic recipes that can all be made in your Instant Pot multi-cooker.

The Instant Pot has been the runaway sensation of multicooker kitchen appliances. And the ketogenic diet, with its emphasis on high fat and protein intake along with very low carb consumption, has been embraced as a radical new way to eat to lose weight and get healthy. The Instant Pot's versatility as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, and rice cooker makes it an incredibly useful multi-cooker appliance that can be used to cook virtually anything, and it's also the ideal appliance for cooking anything keto.
Keto in an Instant features over 100 ketogenic recipes all designed to be made in the Instant Pot. Each recipe includes key nutritional data for keto followers, as well as clear, detailed instructions for using the Instant Pot to create the recipes. In addition to the recipes, readers will gain insight on how the ketogenic diet works, and benefit from practical guidance for following a ketogenic eating plan. Also included is useful information on using and maintaining the Instant Pot, tips and tricks for using the Instant Pot in the kitchen, and much more.

 

I really enjoy cookbooks,especially ones that are about Keto recipes. Because while I’m not prepared to go full Keto right now I do like the idea of Keto and working towards going full Keto. Add into the mix that these recipes are for the Instant pot, what’s not to like about this book, right?

I liked the information this book gives you about Ketos and using the images helped me to get a better understanding about the Keto diet. There is also good information and images about using an Instant Pot, but this I already know so I only skimmed it. For someone new to an Instant Pot this would be useful though.

The pictures are amazing, and most of the recipes do have pictures which I think is very helpful. Though I do envy those who can get the recipes to look like these pictures.

This book is filled with recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and deserts. The ingredients are easy to find, and the instructions are easy to follow.

If you are looking for a great Keto cookbook I highly recommend that you check this one out

 

Quick and Healthy Keto Zone Cookbook The Holistic Lifestyle for Losing Weight, Increasing Energy, and Feeling Great by Don Colbert

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Quick and Healthy Keto Zone Cookbook: The Holistic Lifestyle for Losing Weight, Increasing Energy, and Feeling Great by Don Colbert
Published by Worthy Publishing on January 8, 2019
Pages: 224
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four-stars




Finding quick and healthy recipes that fit your busy lifestyle is challenging. Dr. Colbert tackled this challenge and created his Quick and Healthy Keto Zone Cookbook that follows his proven Keto Zone diet. Not only can you quickly cook wonderful meals, but the meals you eat will help you lose weight, increase your eneregy, and help you feel great! Dr. Colbert shares his best tips for getting into the Keto Zone, provides a shopping list, and a simple meal plan to follow to help you stay in the Keto Zone no matter your schedule. The best bonus is you’ll enjoy what you’re eating too!

I really enjoy cookbooks, mainly because I like looking at the pictures and wishing what I made would look like the perfect picture. I have dabbled with Keto and have found it to be difficult to fully commit to trying it out. This book was a great resource that provides a ton of basic and elementary information and recipes. I enjoyed this book very much, and while I’m still reluctant to jump fully onto the Keto train I will be including some of the recipes from this book and the knowledge I learned in this book into my cooking and planning now.

four-stars

White Stag A Novel by Kara Barbieri

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White Stag (Permafrost, #1) by Kara Barbieri
Published by Wednesday Books on January 8, 2019
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 368
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
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four-stars




The first book in a brutally stunning series where a young girl finds herself becoming more monster than human and must uncover dangerous truths about who she is and the place that has become her home.As the last child in a family of daughters, seventeen-year-old Janneke was raised to be the male heir. While her sisters were becoming wives and mothers, she was taught to hunt, track, and fight. On the day her village was burned to the ground, Janneke—as the only survivor—was taken captive by the malicious Lydian and eventually sent to work for his nephew Soren.
Janneke’s survival in the court of merciless monsters has come at the cost of her connection to the human world. And when the Goblin King’s death ignites an ancient hunt for the next king, Soren senses an opportunity for her to finally fully accept the ways of the brutal Permafrost. But every action he takes to bring her deeper into his world only shows him that a little humanity isn’t bad—especially when it comes to those you care about.
Through every battle they survive, Janneke’s loyalty to Soren deepens. After dangerous truths are revealed, Janneke must choose between holding on or letting go of her last connections to a world she no longer belongs to. She must make the right choice to save the only thing keeping both worlds from crumbling.

This is one of those books that took me reading several chapters to fully get into the book. But once I did I could hardly put the book down. I feel like this is one of those books you will either not care for or really love. This is also one of those books I will probably keep my daughter away from for a few more years due to some more graphic sexual and abuse references that at 13 I think she’s too young for. Other than that I found this to be a very enjoyable book

four-stars

Highlander Ever After by Paula Quinn

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Highlander Ever After (The MacGregors: Highland Heirs, #8) by Paula Quinn
Published by Forever on December 18, 2018
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance
Pages: 400
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads

five-stars




They tried to resist a marriage of convenience…As the clan chief’s son, Adam MacGregor is duty-bound to marry a royal heir. Yet when he meets his bride—a beautiful but haughty young lass who thinks he is nothing more than a common savage—he realizes she’s more than he bargained for. But the more Adam gets to know his new wife, the more intent he is on proving her wrong about him.
But can they resist each other?Sina de Arenberg wants nothing to do with the unsavory MacGregors, especially the fierce Highlander she now calls husband. But the more time she spends with the man she married, the more she sees his honor and courage. Just when she thinks there might be a future for her and Adam, Sina is called back to court. England isn’t the place she remembers, though, and soon she’ll be forced to choose between the life she once knew, and the Highlander who has captured her heart.

Ok, I really loved this book, Adam and Sina are great characters. Both put in the horrible position of having to get married when they don’t want to. Adam to help protect his clan, who he’d actually stepped away from for a bit because he didn’t believe he was worthy and ready for what was expected of him as the eldest son of the Clan Chief. Sina because that is. what her queen told her to do. This love story is filled with anger, forgiveness, fighting, rescues, self-discovery and most assuredly love.

five-stars

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