Adult News, Reviews & Information
Fri, 08/30/2013 - 1:32pm
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Beloved Enemy: A Jack McClure Novel by Eric Van Lustbader
Black Skies (Reykjavik Thriller Series #8) by Arnaldur Indridason
The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star by Susan Wittig Albert
Deceived (Hannah Smith Series #2) by Randy Wayne White
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison
Hearts of Sand (Gregor Demarkian Series #28) by Jane Haddam
MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher Series #18) by Lee Child
The Quest by Nelson DeMille
Robert B. Parker's Damned If You Do (Jesse Stone Series #12) by Michael Brandman
Roxy's Story by V. C. Andrews
Second Watch: A J. P. Beaumont Novel by J. A. Jance
Something Borrowed, Someone Dead (Agatha Raisin Series #24) by M. C. Beaton
Thankless in Death by J. D. Robb
W Is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone Series #23) by Sue Grafton
What Are the Chances by Kenny Rogers with Mike Blakely
Not for Turning: The Life of Margaret Thatcher by Robin Harris
Wilson by A. Scott Berg (biography of Woodrow Wilson)
Thu, 08/29/2013 - 3:19pm
by Rowan Jacobsen
Alaskan salmon, New England maple syrup, wild mushrooms in Quebec, Panamanian coffee, these are some of the regional foods explored in detail by the author. “Terroir” is the taste of a place, the soil, water, microclimate, and why sweet corn from one farm tastes better than from another farm. Jacobssen discusses why we savor and enjoy these foods. He argues that food seen through the lenses of “terroir” makes it more colorful, more meaningful, more delicious. The reader can sample chapters in no particular order. This book is not just for “foodies”, but will be of interest to travelers, gardeners and cooks.
~ Carol K.
Thu, 08/22/2013 - 3:48pm
Cassie Lockwood, Chief, Micah and Runs Like a Deer had traveled many miles to find the ranch that Cassie's father had dreamed of. Though they thought they had found a home after the Wild West Show disbanded, someone else obviously did not like having them around. One night some riders had attacked the ranch shooting, shouting and burning the wagon which had been Cassie's home for so long. Now those men were on trial for their deeds and Cassie had to testify to that fateful night.
Lucas Engstrom liked Cassie from the start and boasted that we would marry her someday. But his brother, Ransom, did not like or trust Cassie. This was disturbing to Cassie but Mavis Engstrom assured her that the doors had opened to Cassie and her friends. They really had found a home.
Since cash was in short supply on the ranch Cassie wanted to help by participating in shooting contests and hopefully winning the purse. Entering a contest meant several things. It meant a registration fee, buying extra ammunition for practicing her craft and traveling to the shoot and paying for room and board while there. And of course, who could travel with her that was not need on the ranch? Being a determined woman, Cassie found herself partially back in the world of sharpshooting and trick riding enough to feel more a part of her new life, too.
Always her relationships with Mavis, Lucas, Ransom, Gretchen, Othello, George, Chief, Micah and Runs Like a Deer were most important and always changing. Especially with Lucas and Ransom. How would these relationships mold her future? She came to love Lucas and Ransom as brothers. Or was it another kind of love? How did Casie fit into their world?
Cassie learned to do many new things in her life on the ranch and I enjoyed reading about her daily challenges and triumphs.