Thursday, June 28, 2012

Book Review: Five Miles South of Peculiar by Angela Hunt

Five Miles South of Peculiar Cover About  the Book: 

Darlene Caldwell has spent a lifetime tending Sycamores, an estate located five miles south of a small town called Peculiar. She raised a family in the spacious home that was her grandfather's legacy and she enjoys being a pillar of the community . . . until her limelight-stealing twin sister unexpectedly returns.

Carlene Caldwell, veteran of the Broadway stage, is devastated when she realizes that a botched throat surgery has spelled the end of her musical career. Searching for a new purpose in life, she retreats to Sycamores, her childhood home.

Haunted by a tragic romance, Magnolia Caldwell is the youngest of the Caldwell girls. Nolie spends her days caring for her dogs and the magnificent gardens she's created, but when she meets a man haunted by tragedy, she must find the courage to either deny her heart or cut the apron strings that tie her to a dear and familiar place. 

My Review: This is the second book I've read by Angela Hunt and each book has very enjoyable. The story is set in the South. Angela does a great job of marking the reader feel "down home" with all of the Souths's grace and charm. Choices as well as forgiveness are the theme of the book. Nolie shows us that a lot of our happiness in life is around the choices we make, particularly the way we choose to react to things that affect us. While those things can hurt, we have to make the decision to forgive and move on, to be happy. Angela Hunt is quickly coming one of my favorite authors.

About the Author

Angela Hunt PhotoWith nearly 4 million copies of her books sold worldwide, Angela Huntis the bestselling author of more than one hundred books, includingThe Tale of Three Trees,Don't Bet Against MeThe Note, and The Nativity Story. Her nonfiction bookDon't Bet Against Me, written with Deanna Favre, spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. She and her husband make their home in Florida with their dogs. Learn more about Angela

I am reviewing this book for Glass Road Public Relations

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Monday, June 25, 2012

10 things I've learned about or from running so far....

1. You are no in competition with anyone else. Only yourself. 
2. I really don't like being out in the Texas summer heat. It's to darn hot! Even early in the morning or nightfall! 
3. Days that contain running are infinitely better than the ones that do not. 
4. Slow and steady is best. 
5. Good running shoes are a necessity! 
6. You have to find your own motivation/reason to run. Mine is to be healthier and happier. 
7.  There were times when there was more than thighs clapping and even now my lil tummy can do the same thing- Yikes! At least I have a Cheer Squad? LOL- No serioulsy sometimes you just gotta laught it off and Keep On Running!
8. You got to have music that moves you. 
9. Don't give up if you don't see results right away. Every smart change you make is affecting you in ways you've never imagined.
10. Some days you just have to focus on putting one foot in front of the otherpost signature

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