Saturday, July 2, 2016

CHAPPY DEBBIE'S WEEK-IN-REVIEW!



Ship's Log

June 25th-July 1st



Ahoy Mateys! Welcome aboard, find yerself a nice spot on the deck and enjoy.


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BOOKS

This past week I read a great little book by Angela Couch, Mail-Order Revenge. It's a quick read....a real page turner. If you are looking for something to read this summer, I highly recommend this book.
Angela K Couch is an award-winning author for her short stories, and a semi-finalist in ACFW’s 2015 Genesis Contest. Her childhood was spent listening to her father read chapters from his novels, and Angela decided young to follow his path. As a passionate believer in Christ, her faith permeates the stories she tells. Her martial arts training, experience with horses, and appreciation for good romance sneak in there, as well. Angela lives in Alberta, Canada with her “hero” and three munchkins. Visit her at www.angelakcouch.com, or follow on Twitter or Facebook!




ABOUT THE BOOK

Elizabeth Landvick knows of one man to blame for her family’s loss of fortune and her parents’ deaths. Now, she will stop at nothing to take her revenge and recover their wealth. Even travel across the country to marry the man’s son. With his focus on his sprawling Arizona ranch, Axel Forsberg has little time for wooing a woman, so when his father finds him a bride from the east, he trusts he won’t regret the convenience. Until horses go missing, barns burn to the ground, a range war begins…and he loses his heart.


MY REVIEW: (short review for a short book)

Quick read and so good!


I was drawn to this book by the cover and was pleasantly surprised that the story was just as pleasant. I read this book so fast, yet it satisfied me completely. I highly recommend this book. I look forward to reading more by Angela Couch.


You can read about Angela and her books   HERE.   


(CHECK OUT THE GIVEAWAY SECTION BELOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A DIGITAL COPY OF MAIL-ORDER REVENGE)
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MOVIES & TV



In anticipation of the upcoming Star Trek movie....big Star Trek fan here....I thought it would be fun to share all 12 Star Trek films ranked from Worst to Best...according to Screen Crush.


12. Star Trek: Nemesis

11. Star Trek: Insurrection

10. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

9.  Star Trek: Generations

8.  Star Trek: The Motion Picture

7.  Star Trek: First Contact

6.  Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

5.  Star Trek Into Darkness

4.  Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

3.  Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

2.  Star Trek (with Chris Pine)

1.  Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan


I agree with a lot of these, although I would put the worst as Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and the best as Star Trek (with Chris Pine)

What about you? Do you agree with this list? What would you change? Any Trekkies out there willing to share?



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NEWS WORTH SHARING


Even though I've yet to get and read this book, I know that it is a great one. Especially since Michelle Griep is one of the authors.

About the book:

Ride into adventures alongside nine determined women of yesteryear whose acts of compassion and bravery attract male attention. Marcy helps displaced Indians. Emmy tends wounds at Fort Snelling. Ronnie stows away on a cattle drive. Daisy disguises herself as a Pony Express rider. Elinor becomes an abolitionist. Mae tames wild horses. Hannah gets help for accident victims. Lucy’s curiosity unnerves criminals. Kate nurses soldiers on the battlefield. Will real dangers douse the sparks of love?

It released this past Friday and you can get your copy HERE.


(CHECK OUT THE GIVEAWAY SECTION BELOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A DIGITAL COPY OF THE COURAGEOUS BRIDES)
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BLOGS TO SHARE


MontanaMade by Jasmine


I've shared about Jasmine's blog before, but I think it's worth mentioning again. She has a real love of books and her reviews are a pleasure to read. There are even giveaways! 

About Jasmine:

I have enjoyed dolls for as long as I can remember, starting with my baby-dolls, then on to Barbies when I got a little older. When I was 11 one of my other loves (reading)  led me to check out American Girl Felicity's books from the library and within a few months I was getting the American Girl catalogs in the mail. Felicity was my first AG doll, after that I bought my mom Addy and then came Josefina and Kaya for me. I was hooked good! Over the next few years was given and bought more AG dolls, Magic Attic, Life of Faith, Stardust Classics, Carpatina, and then I discovered the 23" MyTwinn dolls.

During that time I took an interest in sewing. I was 8 or so when I started using all-purpose thread and started "embroidering" shapes and things into scraps of fabric. Cross-stitching came next. After I got Felicity my Mom bought some patterns and gave a me a few lessons in sewing....and I haven't stopped since. Over the years my ideas and designs have continued to evolve, many of which you can see in the Gallery Of Designs page.

So, that other love I mentioned above, well, its gotten me pretty busy! I won a couple of book giveaways and got to wondering how I could help the authors that had so kindly given me books. So in December 2012 I started a blog on this site for reviewing Christian Fiction books. I had no clue just what that would start! I am now working on a couple of wonderful author's teams, reviewing for several publishers, as well as reviewing and blogging for a couple of sites. Can't get enough reading time in now!

I encourage you to drop by Jasmine's blog...and tell her that Chappy sent you! 

Just click HERE

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SHIP'S GALLEY


I thought I'd share a recipe for a Western Omelet to go along with The Courageous Brides Collection.


Western Omelet

Ingredients

1 tablespoon water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
large eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1/2 cup (1-inch) slices onion
1/3 cup (1-inch) slices red bell pepper
1/3 cup (1-inch) slices green bell pepper
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
2 ounces chopped 33%-less-sodium ham
1 ounce shredded Swiss cheese (about 1/4 cup), divided

Preparation

1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.
2. Heat an 8-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Stir in onion, bell peppers, thyme, and ham; sauté 4 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove vegetable mixture from pan; set aside. Clean pan.
3. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of egg mixture to pan, tilting pan to spread evenly; cook 1 minute or until edges begin to set. Lift edge of omelet with a rubber spatula, tilting pan to roll uncooked egg mixture onto bottom of pan. Repeat procedure on opposite edge of omelet. Cook 1 minute or until center is just set. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese evenly over omelet. Sprinkle half of vegetable mixture over cheese. Run spatula around edges and under omelet to loosen it from pan; fold in half. Slide omelet onto a plate. Repeat procedure with remaining oil, egg mixture, cheese, and vegetable mixture.
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GIVEAWAY!!!!


This week Chappy (that be me) has decided to give away a Kindle copy of Courageous Brides AND a Kindle copy of Mail-Order Revenge. If ye wish to be in the drawing to win one of these digital books, just leave a comment below to let me know. Leave yer email address as well, so I can contact ye if ye win. Since these are digital books, anyone can enter to win! Winners will be announced in me next blogpost.


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CONGRATULATIONS TO DEBRA FOR WINNING WANDA BRUNSTETTER'S BOOKS!



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THANKS FER COMIN' ABOARD, MATEYS! COME BACK NEXT WEEK TO SEE WHO BE WINNIN' THE TWO DIGITAL BOOKS!


GOD BLESS.

12 comments:

  1. Great Blog again, Have a great 4th .

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    1. Ahoy Norma! Thanks fer comin' aboard! Ye have a great 4th as well! I be puttin' yer name in the drawin'!

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  2. joyofchrist777@gmail.com
    The wrath of Khan is my least favorite star trek movie. I liked the newest one, but I also liked The journey home

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    1. Ahoy Jackie! The Voyage Home be one of me favorite's as well. Thanks fer comin' aboard! Ye be in the drawin'!

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  3. Great post Chappy! I'm a huge Star Trek fan too. With the changes you suggested it looks great to me. Though I have to admit that Data swearing in Star Trek: Generations is still one of my very favorite scenes.
    debbiewilder(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Ahoy Debbie! Yes! Any time Data tries to be more human is hilarious! Thanks fer comin' aboard and commentin'. Ye be in the drawin'!

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  4. Thank you so much for the mention and the very kind words! Hugs!

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    1. Ahoy Jasmine! Yer very welcome, my friend. Hugs back!

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  5. AHOY CHAPPY! Hope you are having a great Summer! Great review of Mail-Order Revenge. I'm also looking forward to reading The Courageous Brides collection! Your omelet looks scrumptious! Thank you!

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    1. Ahoy Caryl! Thanks fer comin' aboard! I'll put yer name in the drawings!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing the great giveaway and yummy recipe!
    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Ahoy Britney! Welcome aboard, Matey! Ye be in the drawin'!

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