Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Florida Southern College

It was such a beautiful day to tour Florida Southern College.  The sky was an amazing color of blue.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

When Twilight Breaks


When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin is an incredible tale of life in Germany in 1938 before the outbreak of World War II. 

"Two Americans meet in 1938 in the heart of Nazi Germany. Their efforts to expose oppression attract unwanted attention, pulling them deeper into danger as the world marches towards war."

Evelyn Brand is an American foreign correspondent working to get the truth out to the world about what is happening in Germany as the Nazi's take over.

Peter Lang is an American working on his PhD in Germany. As he and Evelyn cross paths, it begins an adventure as he sees the Jewish people being victimized.

I loved this story. It had everything a good book should have. Thrilling plot, history, romance, a good dose of suspense. Evelyn and Peter were believable and well rounded. 

I've read every one of Sarah Sundin's novels, and as always they are well researched. She is a master at crafting her stories.

 I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Butterfly morning

Needless to say, I love this china.  It speaks Spring all year long.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Frank Lloyd Wright

 Florida Southern College in Lakeland Florida is host to the World Class Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Murder by Page One


Murder by Page One by Oliva Matthews is a new cozy mystery series. 

Peach Coast Georgia is the new home to Marvy Harris. Moving from Brooklyn to a new position as the Community Engagement director, she is bringing her passion to the local library level. Only being a resident of Peach Coast for four months, she befriends Jo Gomez, the owner of the small town book store, To Be Read. While preparing for an authors book signing, Marvy, Jo and friend Spence come across a dead body in her store room. The mystery builds as Jo is accused of the murder and Marvy is determined to prove Jo is innocent. 

Matthews writing is strong and descriptive. Coming from the Big Apple myself into the south, I was humored by Marvy's lack the Southern verbiage. I felt the story was engaging and the mystery kept me wondering WHO did it! If you enjoy cozy mysteries, this one is for you. An easy clean read but one that keeps you guessing.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Hallmark Publishing and NetGalley. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021


  Three of our grandchildren live across the bay. It's such a pretty drive.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Something special

Valentine's day always calls for something special.

A taste tempting treat