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Wife, mom, blogger. Book lover, seamstress, history major. I live in the middle (of nowhere!) South Dakota, where the wind never stops blowing and the nearest Starbucks is 2.5 hours away.

Talk Sweetly to Me by Courtney Milan

Talk Sweetly to Me, the last installment of The Brothers Sinister series went up on NetGalley yesterday. I requested it and downloaded it before bedtime. Somehow, magically, the Bug and the Princess (who are we trying to kid here, Noah and Lauren) were both in bed asleep by 8:30 ....more

It's In His Kiss by Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor #492)

Ok, not really #492, but it has to be close! I absolutely LOVED this one. Lucky Harbor is nice and consistent for me, but not usually knock my socks off ....more

The Suffragette Scandal by Courtney Milan

I have a crush on Courtney Milan. I trust her like I trust no other author. The Suffragette Scandal has my number one least favorite, I will never choose this, plot line (lying about identity) and I not only read it but loved it....more

Hexagon update #22-2014

No basting this week but I did sew together 8 flowers. ...more

July's running report

I can hear you asking, "hey Lisa, just how far did you run in July?" And since I know you are all just as obsessed with my running as I am, I'll tell you. ...more

The Texan's Little Secret by Barbara White Daille

The Texan's Little Secret is book 3 in the Texas Rodeo Baron's series of books. Each book in the series is written by a different author and Daille is a new to me author. After the rousing success of the first two books, my hopes were pretty high for this one, and sadly I was disappointed.Here's the plot:Coming home might be the worst decision Carly Baron has ever made ....more

Hexagon update #21-2014

This almost feels like cheating! I basted ONE hexie. I sewed together five flowers tho, because I was combining the last couple weeks into my tray and no more would fit!! ...more

The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs

A couple months ago I read The Beekeeper's Ball by Susan Wiggs and before I'd even finished it I knew I would need to read The Apple Orchard. As if by magic, it appeared on NetGalley and I wasted no time requesting it. Love when that happens ....more

Hexagon update #20- 2014.

Over the last two weeks I've basted another 31 hexies and completed one special flower. This brings me to 2056 done with 864 to go. Remember when in sent the hexie kits out to my friends and family? ...more

The Texas Rodeo Barons, Books 1 & 2

Ok, so remember how much I loved that first Donna Alward that I read? That has led me to keeping an eye out for her new books on NetGalley and requesting any I find--- even if the title is "The Texan's Baby" and it has a hugely pregnant woman on the cover....more