Finding Mercy By Michael Landon Jr and Cindy Kelley | Book Review

This is the second book in the Mercy Medallion Series. I did not read the first one but still enjoyed reading Finding Mercy. It starts out right in the middle of the action, but things are soon explained. If I would have read book one I would have already known that the heroine ran away from home, dressed as a soldier, and was a sniper in the Confederate Army. She was wounded and suffered amnesia as a result. So, she ends up engaged to a Union soldier and accused of a crime she didn’t commit. When this book starts she has been acquitted by a judge but is being chased by bounty hunters.

It is not the average story and therefore, interesting. It is well written with a great mixture of dialogue and description. There are times when you hold your breath because of the danger, times you read faster to find out what’s going to happen, times you cheer them on, and times you almost cry for the injustice of what is happening.

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High Intensity Interval Training – No Joke

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Screen shot from exercise DVD

I love the 10 Minute Solutions line of exercise DVDS – especially the Pilates programs. When this 10 Minute Solution: High Intensity Interval Training DVD was sent to me I thought it would be good to try a different type of exercise.

It is well done with great lighting, audio, colors; all the good things I expect from a 10 Minute Solutions exercise DVD. The instructor is great; she talks you through the moves, explains how she is making your heart beat faster and then slowing it down.

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Thunder By Bonnie Calhoun | Book Review

Where do I start? Technically I think Thunder: A Novel (Stone Braide Chronicles) is a YA book, but that doesn’t really matter to me if the story is interesting – and it is. It is a dystopian story set in the future after the world as we know it was wiped out. The surroundings and conditions are different than we are familiar with, but the feelings and reactions of humans are ever the same. At first the readers really have no clue what is going on because everything is so unfamiliar, but the story unfolds quickly and tells us what we need to know. The story moved at a good pace for me. It is unpredictable enough to be interesting, but not so unpredictable that it is upsetting.

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How To Make An Apple Cinnamon Smoothie

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This smoothie “recipe” was put together by my 11 year old son. Since my children make the smoothies on their own I now am able to have smoothies in the morning without having to make them. It’s a win-win.

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