Saturday, October 15, 2016



Ship's Log

October 8th thru October 14th



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


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BOOKS


Keep Holding On
by Melissa Tagg



I loved visiting the Walker family again.....


                                       


A Great Series

I truly love Melissa Tagg's Walker Family series. She does a great job describing not only the characters, but she brings to life the town of Maple Valley. In Keep Holding On, I enjoyed revisiting this town and its citizens. Just like the other books before it, I loved the interaction between the main characters.....witty and exciting. If you love small town stories with heart, you will truly enjoy the Walker Family series. I'm looking forward to more wonderful books written by Melissa.



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(From Amazon):

Beckett Walker hasn't stepped foot in Maple Valley in years. There's no getting past the painful memories, and there's every chance he'll be arrested as soon as he shows his face. Which is exactly what happens when he finally returns. Suddenly his dream of adventure as a military lawyer comes skidding to a halt. 

Horticulturist Kit Danby has spent too much time missing home and her childhood best friend--Beckett Walker. Now she might have a shot at reclaiming both. After years of living abroad, she returns to run her family's apple orchard. She has one season to turn a profit and impress the father she barely knows. But she can't do it alone. 

It should be simple: Beckett needs community service hours. Kit needs a helping hand. But there's more at stake than either of them planned. With a tangled past and futures that look nothing alike, they'll have to find a way to weather the storms of the present . . . or risk losing everything.


(You can get your copy HERE)

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Melissa Tagg is a former reporter, current nonprofit grant writer and total Iowa girl. She writes romantic comedies in the banter-filled style of her favorite 1930s and 40s classic films. Her latest book, Like Never Before, was named by Publishers Weekly to their spring 2016 "Religion and Spirituality" Top 10 list. When she's not writing she can be found hanging out with the coolest family ever, watching old movies, and daydreaming about her next book. Melissa loves connecting with readers at www.melissatagg.com and on Facebook and Instagram.


(Check out all of Melissa's books HERE)


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(CHECK OUT THE GIVEAWAY SECTION BELOW FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN AN EBOOK COPY OF KEEP HOLDING ON)

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MOVIES & TV



The Butler and I enjoy watching Court TV shows. My favorite one is The People's Court. I loved it when Judge Wapner presided over the show, but I find Judge Marilyn Milian quite entertaining as well. I can't believe some of the cases that have come up...some are downright ridiculous. On the other hand, I've learned a lot about the law from this show and others like it. 
Premise of the show:
 A judge hears small-claims cases in this series that served as a template for several similar courtroom series. The litigants in the case agree to drop their lawsuits and have the case heard on the show. Since the show is not a real courtroom, the decision is simply binding arbitration the litigants agree to abide by.

(Read more about the show HERE)


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NEWS WORTH SHARING


I'll just put these here. And may God bless America.






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BLOGS TO SHARE



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SHIP'S GALLEY



           Halloween Candy Bark




The setup is simple: Bittersweet chocolate is melted and topped with bite size pieces of all your favorite Halloween candies. But perhaps the real highlight of this creepy confection is the beady eyeballs that stare back at you...which can be found at your local grocery store.





INGREDIENTS:

3 Cups Bittersweet Chocolate Chips           2 Cups Assorted Candy, cut into bite size pieces 


DIRECTIONS:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring until smooth.
Pour the chocolate onto the parchment paper, and using a spatula, spread it into an even layer about 1/4-inch thick. Sprinkle the chopped candy on top of the chocolate then place the baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill for 30 to 45 minutes until the chocolate has fully hardened.
Remove the bark from the refrigerator and carefully slide it onto a cutting board. Cut the bark into irregularly shaped pieces. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container in a cool place.

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GIVEAWAY!!!!!

As promised, I am goin' to be givin' away an ebook copy of Keep Holding On to one commenter. So, just mention in the comment section below that ye wish to be entered to win. Since this is an ebook, anyone may enter! Best of luck to ye all! Winner will be announced in me next blogpost.

(A NOTE TO MY FOLLOWERS, I USE A RANDOM NAME PICKER TO CHOOSE MY WINNERS, SO IF YOU SEE SOMEONE WIN MORE THAN ONCE, IT WAS THE LUCK OF THE DRAW. I REFUSE TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF TIMES YOU CAN WIN ON MY BLOG. SO KEEP TRYING, IT'S A SAFE BET THAT YOU WILL WIN ON HERE EVENTUALLY...MAYBE MORE THAN ONCE.)
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WE BE HAVIN' A WINNER!!!!!

Congratulations to  Debra Smith  for winnin' a paperback copy of  The Honorable Heir by Laurie Alice Eakes. I will be contactin' ye soon!

 

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Thanks fer comin' aboard! God bless.

















6 comments:

  1. I want to win. Joyofchrist777@gmail.com

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  3. AHOY CHAPPY! Thank you for the wonderful review. I've not yet read Melissa Tagg's Walker Family series.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Ahoy Caryl! It be a great series. I highly recommend it. Ye be in the drawin'!

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  4. Thanks for the offer of the giveaway, Chappy! That candy bark looks great with the eyeballs.

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    1. Ahoy Susan! It be a spooky treat, says I. Ye be in the drawin'!

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