Saturday, May 16, 2020

Healthy Eats by Six Sisters' Stuff

Healthy Eats

Six Sisters' Stuff

Published: April 7th 2020

Publisher: Deseret Book

ISBN13: 9781629727301

Paperback: 213 pages

FTC FYI: I received a copy from the publisher. All views and opinions expressed are my own

Amazon summary

More than 100 recipes under 500 calories. Quick and easy. Delicious and healthy. Food you can feel good about serving to your family.
Six Sisters' Stuff are popular lifestyle bloggers and cookbook authors who know about managing busy families, and they know sometimes quick means not healthy. After getting numerous requests;from their fans for healthy meals, they combined their fast-and-easy cooking style with fresh and unprocessed ingredients for healthy and family-friendly recipes in their latest cookbook.

Sample Recipes

Blueberry Breakfast Cookies
Chocolate-Banana Blender Muffins
Red Potato Turkey Bacon Bake
Blueberry Protein Pancakes
Scrambled Egg Breakfast Muffins
Breakfast Tostadas
Bagel Thin Egg White Breakfast Sandwiches
Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowl

Flat bread Veggie Pizza
Buffalo Chicken Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Skinny BBQ Chicken Tostadas
Cajun Chicken Sausage Bake
Make-Ahead Bean and Rice Burritos
Sweet Potato Taco Bowls
Grilled Salmon Salad
Shredded Beef and Sweet Potato Tacos

Main Dish
Grilled Cajun Lime Chicken
Lemon Garlic Salmon
Garlic Steak Kebabs
Egg Roll in a Bowl
Teriyaki Pork Stir-Fry
Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Shrimp Protein Bowl with Mango Salsa
Easy Chicken Street Tacos
Cauliflower-Crust Pizza

Garlic-Lime Sweet Potato Fries
Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus
Honey-Roasted Carrots
Homemade Naan
Honey Dijon Brussel Sprouts

I really enjoy all the Six Sisters' recipe books! The pictures are vivid and the recipes are easy to follow and delicious! This cookbook is a great addition to the novice cook and beginner too!

Purchase links

Friday, May 1, 2020

The Wish and the Peacock by Wendy S. Swore - Spotlight

The Wish and the Peacock

Author: Wendy S Swore

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Published: February 4th, 2020

ISBN13: 9781629726083

FTC FYI: I received an ARC. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

Goodreads Summary

Paige’s favorite family tradition on the farm is the annual bonfire where everyone tosses in a stone and makes a wish. This time, Paige’s specific wish is one she’s not sure can come true: Don’t let Mom and Grandpa sell the farm.

When Paige’s younger brother finds a wounded peacock in the barn, Paige is sure it’s a sign that if she can keep the bird safe, she’ll keep the farm safe too. Peacocks, after all, are known to be fierce protectors of territory and family.

With determination and hard work, Paige tries to prove she can save the farm on her own, but when a real estate agent stakes a “For Sale” sign at the end of the driveway and threatens everything Paige loves, she calls on her younger brother and her best friends, Mateo and Kimana, to help battle this new menace. They may not have street smarts, but they have plenty of farm smarts, and some city lady who’s scared of spiders should be easy enough to drive away.

But even as the peacock gets healthier, the strain of holding all the pieces of Paige’s world together gets harder. Faced with a choice between home and family, she risks everything to make her wish come true, including the one thing that scares her the most: letting the farm go.

Author links

Amazon author page / Goodreads

Purchase links

Kindle / Hardcover / Audible / Deseret Book

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown - Spotlight

Willa and the Whale

Authors: Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Published: March 3rd, 2020

ISBN13: 9781629727318

Hardcover/e-book: 256 pages

FTC FYI: I received an ARC from the publisher. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

Goodreads Summary

Can a whale talk to a human? Willa thinks so...

After losing her mom, Willa is grieving and having a hard time living with her dad and his new family on an island off the coast of Washington State. Her dad tries to cheer her up by taking her whale watching, something Willa's mom used to do.

While all the passengers are on one side of the boat, Willa encounters a humpback whale on the opposite side. Willa feels so lonely that she starts to talk to the whale—and the whale talks back!

The whale, named Meg, quickly becomes a trusted friend and confidante Willa can speak to whenever she's by the ocean.

Meg offers sound advice Willa needs about dealing with a nemesis at school and trying to figure out why her friend Marc is keeping secrets about his family life.

Before the story ends, it will take all of Willa's courage and connections to tackle a problem that's as big as a blue whale!

Author links

Amazon author page / Goodreads Chad / Goodreads Shelly

Purchase links

Hardcover / Kindle / Audible / Deseret Book

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Wizard for Hire: Magic Required by Obert Syke - Spotlight

Wizard for Hire: Magic Required

Author: Obert Syke

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Published: April 7th, 2020

ISBN13: 9781629727332

Paperback/e-book: 416 pages

FTC FYI: I received an ARC. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

Goodreads Summary

The final answer to the existence of magic.

Ozzy and his friend Sigi are in more danger than ever before. After being injected with the mindcontrolling serum, Ozzy is learning to control the minds of people, but he is still being hunted by Ray, the power-mad villain who will stop at nothing to find and possess the formula. And on top of that, Rin still claims he’s a wizard, but he and Clark are missing, leaving Ozzy to wonder once again if magic really does exist.

When it becomes apparent that the minds and free will of all mankind are in danger of being controlled by whoever controls the serum, Ozzy and Sigi join forces with strange new friends that claim magic-like abilities. When Rin finally returns, Ozzy will discover once and for all what happened to his parents, what really happens at those popular fantasy conventions, and if magic truly exists.

Author links

Amazon author page / Goodreads

Purchase links

Kindle / Hardcover / Audible / Deseret Book

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Promised by Leah Garriott - Spotlight


Author: Leah Garriott

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Published: February 18th, 2020

ISBN13: 9781629726144

Paperback/e-book: 368 pages

FTC FYI: I received an ARC from the publisher. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

Goodreads Summary

Margaret Brinton keeps her promises, and the one she is most determined to keep is the promise to protect her heart.

Warwickshire, England, 1812

Fooled by love once before, Margaret vows never to be played the fool again. To keep her vow, she attends a notorious matchmaking party intent on securing the perfect marital match: a union of convenience to someone who could never affect her heart. She discovers a man who exceeds all her hopes in the handsome and obliging rake Mr. Northam.

There’s only one problem. His meddling cousin, Lord Williams, won’t leave Margaret alone. Condescending and high-handed, Lord Williams lectures and insults her. When she refuses to give heed to his counsel, he singlehandedly ruins Margaret’s chances for making a good match—to his cousin or anyone else. With no reason to remain at the party, Margaret returns home to discover her father has promised her hand in marriage—to Lord Williams.

Under no condition will Margaret consent to marrying such an odious man. Yet as Lord Williams inserts himself into her everyday life, interrupting her family games and following her on morning walks, winning the good opinion of her siblings and proving himself intelligent and even kind, Margaret is forced to realize that Lord Williams is exactly the type of man she’d hoped to marry before she’d learned how much love hurt. When paths diverge and her time with Lord Williams ends, Margaret is faced with her ultimate choice: keep the promises that protect her or break free of them for one more chance at love. Either way, she fears her heart will lose.

Author links

Amazon author page / Goodreads / Website

Purchase links

Kindle / Paperback Amazon / Audible / Deseret Book 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Seeking Serum by Frank L. Cole -- review

Potion Masters: The Seeking Serum

Author: Frank L. Cole

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Published: January 7th, 2020

ISBN13: 978-1629726069

Hardcover: 384 pages

FTC FYI: I received an ARC from the publisher. All views and opinions are my own.

Goodreads Summary

Mezzarix has stolen the Vessel, the source of power for all potion masters, and is preparing to launch his final attack on the potion-making community—which includes his own family.

Gordy and his family have gone into hiding, but when his mom uncovers some new information, she takes Gordy into the underground network known as the Swigs, a haven for renegade potion masters and black-market potions, to secure support in the fight against Mezzarix. But when Scourges, rebel potion makers acting on orders from Mezzarix, attack the Swigs, Gordy barely escapes with his life and is forced to leave his family behind.

As the fight intensifies between B.R.E.W. and the Scourges, it falls to Gordy and his friends—Max, Sasha, and Adilene—to locate Mezzarix's hidden headquarters, retrieve the Vessel, save the world, and unite the potion-making community.

The world of Potion Masters is full of fantasy and adventure as Gordy and his friends learn the power of friendship and loyalty, and to trust in their own individual talents.


Frank Cole is one of my favorite authors and for good reason. He weaves a wonderful story. His books are always full of adventure, heart, humor, and great characters. I was sad to see this series come to an end, but what a wonderful series it was! This book starts off with a bang and I turned the pages fast, eagerly (and not so patiently) wanting to see what could possibly happen next. I agree with other reviews, you will need to read the other two books first to appreciate the scope of what is taking place. Gordy is a favorite, but as always, the "secondary" characters in this book are just as solid and help deliver a great story. Adilene is fantastic. I love how Frank writes kids in his books to be capable and smart. This book (series for that matter) is a great example of that. 

5 out of 5 stars!

Purchase links

Amazon Kindle / Amazon hardcover / Amazon Audible / Deseret Book

Author links

Website / Goodreads / Twitter / Facebook

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Solicitor's Son by Rachael Anderson - release day/giveaway

Happy Release Day!!
The Solicitor’s Son by Rachael Anderson
At the end of her third season, Miss Sophia Gifford is firmly on the shelf, and she’s determined to accept her current suitor—a man she likes but cannot love.
When her sister decides to throw an impromptu summer house party, Sophia reluctantly agrees to help. What she doesn’t realize is that her sister has plans of her own—plans that would bring a certain childhood friend back into Sophia’s life.
It’s been nearly a decade since Sophia has seen Hugh Quinton. He’s grown into a handsome, charming, and successful—yet completely unacceptable—tradesman. Her mother looks down on him, her father detests him, and society would snub him in an instant. Sophia shouldn’t even consider him. But her heart doesn’t listen to reason, and before long, she finds herself wondering how much she is willing to sacrifice for love.

Release Day Giveaway
$50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash
Ends 2/2/20
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from Clean Wholesome Romance and is sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
a Rafflecopter giveaway