Saturday, October 8, 2016


Ship's Log

October 1st thru October 7th



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


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BOOKS

The Honorable Heir
by Laurie Alice Eakes



This book was very good. The best way to tell you what I thought of it, is to share my review:

Very good read.

I love books that have a strong leading lady. The Honorable Heir has a strong lady character that will have you applauding how she takes nothing from no one. Catherine wants nothing more than to return home and make amends, but some people just don't let things go so easily. She has a struggle ahead of her, especially since she has a man accusing her of being a thief.
Tristram believes Catherine to be a thief at first, but as he gets to know her, he begins to change his mind....about a lot of things.
A touch of romance and a touch of mystery.....makes for a great story.

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Here is the description of the book (from Amazon...and back cover):

An American heiress and widow of a rakish English earl, Catherine has returned to New York high society determined to make amends for the scandal she caused when she crossed the Atlantic to elope with her best friend’s suitor and win the title of Lady Bisterne. But a ruined reputation isn’t the only thing that’s followed her home: Lord Tristram Wolfe, the rightful heir to the Bisterne estate, has vowed to track down his family’s stolen jewels—gems he’s certain Catherine stole.
Catherine has more to think about than charming, handsome Tristram and his accusations, even if he’s beginning to change her mind about never returning to England. Back at her family’s Tuxedo Park estate, she resolves to restore her honor by earning the forgiveness of her best friend and protecting her younger sister from other fortune-seeking Englishmen with dubious titles, all while abiding by the etiquette of the Gilded Age.
Yet when Tristram’s quest takes a dangerous turn, she must decide whether to follow the rules or save her accuser’s life.

(YOU CAN GET YOUR COPY OF THIS BOOK HERE.)

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 Award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes wanted to be a writer since knowing what one was. Her first book won the National Readers Choice Award in 2007, and her third book was a Carol Award finalist in 2010. Between December of 2008 and January of 2010, she sold thirteen books to Barbour Publishing, Avalon Books, and Baker/Revell, making her total sales fifteen. Recently, she added two novella sales to that collection, as well as having her first book with Baker/Revell, Lady in the Mist, picked up by Crossings Book Club, and six of her books chosen for large print editions by Thorndike Press. She has been a public speaker for as long as she can remember; thus, only suffers enough stage fright to keep her sharp. In 2002, while in graduate school for writing fiction, she began to teach fiction in person and online. She lives in Texas with her husband, two dogs, and probably too many cats.

www.lauriealiceeakes.com

(CHECK OUT ALL OF HER BOOKS HERE.)

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(CHECK OUT THE GIVEAWAY SECTION BELOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PAPERBACK COPY OF THE HONORABLE HEIR)

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MOVIES & TV

This past week, the Butler and I watched two classic movies. The Time Machine and The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan. Here is a bit about both movies:


A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.

Starring  and others.    IMDb link




This movie is about a woman who is trying to rebuild her shattered marriage. She and her husband move to an old Victorian style home, where she finds a beautiful dress in the attic, which has a tear in the shoulder. She has the dress repaired. When she tries it on in the restored attic, she suddenly finds herself in another era. This time travel seems to happen whenever she wears the dress. She learns the house was once owned by an artist who died under mysterious circumstances. She meets the artist and eventually falls in love with him. Knowing what she does about his fate, can her love save him and change history?



(BOTH MOVIES ARE A BIT CORNY, BUT IN A GOOD WAY...I SIMPLY LOVE THEM BOTH)

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NEWS WORTH SHARING

DECISION AMERICA TOUR


I wanted to share a post that Franklin Graham put on Facebook. He has been on a tour of the United States encouraging people to do their best to put God back in America. He is a passionate man of God who has my respect. Please be praying for the United States and please vote on November 8th.

We had a great Decision America Tour prayer rally in Columbus, Ohio, today. High school groups, churches, families—about 8,000 young and old—came to stand together in prayer for our country. It was very powerful to see.
Ohio's state motto is "With God all things are possible." Those are the words of Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:26), and they apply to our lives individually and to this nation. I don't put any hope in the political parties—God is the only hope for America. I am encouraging Christians across this country to live out their faith in all aspects of their lives. I'm asking everyone to pray fervently for the future of this country and to vote on November 8. The Christian voice has been too silent too long.
This was state #47—only 3 more Decision America Tour prayer rallies to go next week and we will have been to all 50 states!


William Franklin Graham III, born July 14, 1952, is the fourth of five children of evangelist Billy Graham and his wife, the late Ruth Bell Graham. Raised in a log home in the Appalachian Mountains outside Asheville, N.C., Franklin now lives in the mountains of Boone, N.C.

He serves as President and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Under his leadership, Samaritan's Purse has met the needs of poor, sick, and suffering people in more than 100 countries. As an evangelist for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, he has led crusades around the world.



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BLOGS TO SHARE


(This looks like a fun blog)




Heather Mann: Founder, Editor-in-Chief

 
Heather Mann is chief editor of Dollar Store Crafts, and specializes in transforming inexpensive materials into stylish and simple craft projects. She has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, in Reader's Digest and the New York Times. DSC has been recognized as named one of Babble.com’s Top 10 Best Overall Craft Blogs (2011 & 2012) and Apartment Therapy’s 10 Crafty Blogs We Love (2010). Her work has been viewed by millions on the cover of FamilyFun magazine and on top websites such as RealSimple, Huffington Post, ABCNews.com, and others.

Check this blog out HERE

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SHIP'S GALLEY

With the Presidential election coming up, I thought it might be fun to share President Ronald Reagan's favorite food...along with the recipe. Enjoy!

MONKEY BARS



Ingredients

1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 tablespoons dark rum or apple juice
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana
3 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
large egg whites
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine the raisins and rum in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high for 1 minute, and set aside. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and the next 3 ingredients (flour through salt) in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Set aside.
Combine brown sugar and butter in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add banana and next 3 ingredients (banana through egg whites), beating well. Add the flour mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in raisin mixture and walnuts.
Spread the batter into an 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden. Cool the bars completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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GIVEAWAY!!!!!


Okay Mateys, Chappy is givin' away a paperback copy of The Honorable Heir. If ye wish to be entered to win it, just let me know in the comment section below. US residents only. I will be announcin' the winner in me next blog post. Best of luck to ye!


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WE BE HAVIN' A WINNER!!!!!


Congratulations to Caryl Kane for winnin' a paperback copy of The Captive Heart by Michelle Griep. Ye are goin' to LOVE this book, Matey! 


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Thanks fer comin' aboard! God bless.










16 comments:

  1. Ahoy, Matey. I would love to win The Honorable Heir. TY so much for rhe chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Ahoy Lucy! Thanks fer comin' aboard! Ye be in the drawin'!

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  2. Adding Jackie Ramsdell (from Facebook)

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  4. I have several books from Laurie Alice Eakes!! This would be exciting to get!!

    ~ Tracy
    tlcfinch4(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Ahoy Tracy! I put yer name in the drawin'! Good luck, Matey!

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  5. I have heard some great things about that book! She is a great author. I now want to try those monkey bars! Yum! LattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Ahoy Susan! Those monkey bars do look yummy. Ye be in the drawin'! Good luck!

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  6. Wonderful blog post Chappy Debbie. Thank you for this chance. Thank you for also sharing about Franklin Graham. My mother went with a church group to see him in the state that we live VA.
    Blessings,
    CherylB1987 AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Ahoy Cheryl! You are very welcome, thanks fer comin' aboard. I would have loved going to his rally in Sacramento, but it is just too far away. Yer name be in the drawin'! Good luck!

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  7. Oh this book sounds so good, I can't wait to read it for myself!!

    alander87(at)allcom(dot)net

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    1. Ahoy Abby! Thanks fer comin' aboard! Yer name is in the drawin'!

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  8. AHOY, CHAPPY! Thank you for the excellent review. I also enjoy strong female characters. I've not yet read Laurie's books. This one sounds awesome!

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  9. Ahoy Caryl! Welcome aboard! I think ye would like this book. Yer name is in the drawin', Matey!

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  10. I would like to win this book. The cover looks pretty. debradawn777@gmail.com

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    1. Ye got into the drawin' just in time, Matey!

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