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Dark Witch by Nora Roberts


Nora Roberts does it again. It’s a wonderfully romantic, thrilling and grab you by the seat of your pants book. I’ve read the entire  trilogy and couldn’t put them down!! Love, romance, witches, fantasy, it’s all in this book!!

Check out my GoodReads list to see more of my favorites and lots that I want to read.

New trilogy finished and followup book on the way!!

I have recently become a big fan of author, Karen White and have read the Legare Street Trilogy.  I’m patiently waiting for what will be a fourth book in the series and at which point it won’t be a trilogy anymore, I guess.  Karen White keeps her readers enthralled in a story of love, mystery, supernatural and lots of humor mixed in.  I would give them a rating of 10 out of 10.  The first book is “The Girl on Legare Street”, second is “House on Tradd Street” and the third is “The Strangers on Montague Street”.

Karen White Legare St Trilogy-1st two books.

Karen White Legare St Trilogy-1st two books.

The Strangers on Montague Street

The Strangers on Montague Street

The fourth book “Return to Tradd Street” came out on January 7th and I pre-ordered it but it hasn’t arrived as of yet.

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This is probably a good thing because I haven’t finished reading our book club selection and our meeting is sometime next week.  I highly recommend Karen White and all of her books and here are a few more of her titles that are on my list to read.

More titles authored by Karen White.

More titles authored by Karen White.

Read, it soothes the soul and ignites the imagination!


The Cove

I just finished this book by Catherine Coulter and it’s fabulous!!  Check it out.  It’s mystery, intrigue, and an unbelievable ending and I give it a 4 1/2 out of 5!

<img alt=”The Cove (FBI Thriller, #1)” border=”0″ src=”http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1309202140m/342240.jpg” />The Cove by Catherine Coulter

My rating: <a href=”http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/727602876″>5 of 5 stars</a><br /><br />
I love it and can’t wait to get my hands on more of her books. Very suspenseful and never knew from page to page who did it!!
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The Cove by Catherine Coulter

My baby brother

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare condition in which a baby is born without the ability to properly break down an amino acid called phenylalanine. Phenylketonuria (PKU) is inherited, which means it is passed down through families. Both parents must pass on the defective gene in order for a baby to have the condition. This is called an autosomal recessive trait. Babies with PKU are missing an enzyme called phenylalanine hydroxylase, which is needed to break down an essential amino acid called phenylalanine. The substance is found in foods that contain protein. Without the enzyme, levels of phenylalanine and two closely-related substances build up in the body. These substances are harmful to the central nervous system and cause brain damage.

Now you may wonder why I would start a post with all this medical jargon. Almost five years ago, my youngest brother came to live with me when my Mom passed away. You see, he was born with PKU and my other siblings could not take him in and none of us wanted him put in an assisted living facility. He is very capable of taking care of himself in many ways but has to be reminded of when and sometime how to do things. If you sat in a room with him you wouldn’t know there was anything wrong with him.

He is 52 years old and healthy. He loves watching TV, riding in the mountains, talking about bear hunting and he is an avid Dale Earnhardt JR fan. His days are spent (mostly) in his room watching television, coloring and “writing” in his notebooks. On very warm days you’ll find him outside sitting on the porch watching for wildlife with the binoculars or riding his “big green tractor” (lawnmower without mowing deck) all over the farm. He has wonderful stories to tell me when I get home in the afternoon. Most of the stories have some added imagination.

The main reason he needs to be with us is because he can’t prepare meals for himself except for lunch (he has his everyday favorite peanut butter and apple butter sandwich). He has to be reminded to straighten his room and bathe. He makes his bed every morning and fixes his cup of coffee before retiring to the recliner to watch TVLand all day. When he first came to live with us, my husband had a small suite built onto the back of the house just for him. He has a sitting area and sleeping area and he calls it his apartment. He has a huge assortment of movie dvd’s and when he’s bored with TV he watches the movies. His exercise consists of going to the bathroom or going to the table to eat. He’s convinced himself that too much walking with cause his knee to go out which it has several times but only when he was working in the yard when Mom was alive.

There are several health issues we may face with him in the future but for now he is doing fine and refuses to see doctors of any kind. We are fortunate in the fact that he is healthy. He doesn’t require any special attention but does need to be checked on during the day and this has come to bear on my husbands shoulders since he’s home being the full time farmer and I have to work to have health insurance (enough about us).

This is just another fascinating facet of my life on the farm!