Sunday, February 12, 2017

Book Review: For the Record by Regina Jennings

I received a complimentary copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers for my honest review.

The town and townspeople in the book were all very quirky and it made for a fun read. If you're an avid reader then you most likely love writing and journalism as well, which is the main characters passion, and that definitely increases enjoyment for the reader.

While the book was fun to pick and read I did not find myself dying to get back to it. Regina Jennings chooses very interesting scenarios for her plots and sometimes it can take me a while to even get into them. That is the reason for the three stars instead of four.

Otherwise, the pace of the story was good, the two main characters were definitely enjoyable and their romance fun to follow, of course.

I liked the "lesson" of the story, which was Joel's story line. Standing up for yourself in the face of unfair accusations is so important for anyone to learn to do and I promote that in everything. I would give a recommendation for this book because of that alone.

Book Review: A Modern Way to Cook by Anna Jones

I received a complimentary copy of this book by for my honest review.

This book was delicious!

No, not the book itself.

I mean the recipes in the book are delicious! I've tried about 2-3 recipes from each section so far and they were all superb! I'm excited to try more.

The book itself is beautiful - the hard cover makes it durable for kitchen cooking, the recipes are easy to read and follow along, and the pictures are beautiful and give me the right sense as to what the finished product should look like.

Healthful eating is made simple here. The recipes do not require a bunch of weird or hard to pronounce ingredients (which is great for "health conscience" beginners!), they do not take too long of a time to make, and it's yummy enough that my kids have enjoyed the meals!

I have to say my favorite part of the book was her tables! She had tables that gave ideas to her readers for meals. Some of these were: 10 favorite omelet fillings, at-your-desk-salads, and goodness bowls - so great!

This book definitely is worth having in your dinner arsenal!