Thursday, May 28, 2015

Family of Her Dreams

I recently had the pleasure of reading Author Keli Gwyn's newest book, Family of Her Dreams, which is a June release from Harlequin Love Inspired Historical.
Set in California in 1866, Family of Her Dreams is a delightful, heart-warming story that I did not want to end!  The heroine, Tess Grimsby, is a caregiver to two young children and also housekeeper to their widowed father, Spencer Abbott.
The author did an excellent job making the characters "come alive" as I read, and it was easy to feel I was actually there, observing the people and events. This historical story has the perfect blend of romance and action, complete with believable characters.
I highly recommend reading Family of Her Dreams, and I look forward to reading many more books by Author Keli Gwyn. Five Stars!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May Memories

Today is Mother's Day, and I enjoyed a wonderful, blessed day with my precious children. Now as I glance out at the evening sky, it seems this is the "finale" to a glorious day - - the colors are gorgeous. It's as if God used His paintbrush and swirled shades of pink, blue, and orange - - breathtaking! Another reminder that we serve an amazing God who loves to shower us with unexpected blessings and beauty.
This same God is always with us - - through happy days such as today, and through the sad, difficult times that everyone goes through.
Since it is Mother's Day, I've thought a lot of my own precious Mama--now in Heaven--and how very much I miss her. But I'm so very grateful for the time she was here on earth, and I treasure all the sweet memories of my Mama, and am thankful for all that I learned from her. May I always strive to be the loving, Christian mother to my children that my precious Mama was to me.

     Her children arise up, and call her blessed.   Proverbs 31:28