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Friday, December 23, 2016

Good Fences - A Winter Fence

Welcome! - Yes I've been very absent from the blog this month.  It happens every December when the holidays roll around. - I'm still alive and doing well and hope you all are too.

Joining Gosia (Looking For Identity) for GOOD FENCES today.

Taken last week after our huge snow dump. - Which thankfully has almost all melted now.

The sun was out that morning and I got brave enough to take a short walk.  The neighbors a couple of blocks down the street tied these red bows to their fence.  I think they look pretty and wintery.
Hoping to stop by your blogs soon. - I will be back on a regular blogging schedule after the first of the year.
Thank you to all my blog friends and visitors for another fabulous year of blogging and friendship.
Just in case I don't post on Christmas Day - Merry Christmas & for those who don't celebrate Christmas.....Happy Holidays! 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Book Review - Fatal Frost

Today I am reviewing (Fatal Frost) by Nancy Mehl.  - I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.

This book is the first in a series, (Defenders of Justice).

Here is an overview from Bethany House:

Following in her absentee father's footsteps in a law enforcement career, U.S. Marshal Mercy Brennan has just recovered from being shot in the line of duty. And, unbeknownst to her, her father's recent reappearance in her life has put her in the sights of St. Louis's most powerful gang. Her boss assigns Deputy U.S. Marshal Mark St. Laurent--Mercy's ex-boyfriend--to get her out of town until her safety can be guaranteed.

Unaware of the extent her boss and Mark have been keeping her in the dark, it isn't until a freak ice storm strands them at a remote location and out of contact with the district office that the full severity of their situation becomes clear. As the storm worsens, the forces of nature combine with a deadly enemy to put them in great danger. Can they survive long enough for help to arrive--if help is even coming at all?


My thoughts on the book:  First off I decided to review this book because I like watching Crime shows on television and thought that this book would fulfil that passion for solving crimes.

The main Character is Mercy Brennan a US Marshal.  Mercy seemed to be very controlled and precise in her thinking and actions.  Suddenly she is thrust into a situation that she doesn't have full control over. - She is sent on a mission along with her former boyfriend, Mark St. Laurent who is also a US Marshal.  They along with her friend, Tally, a Police officer encounter a dangerous situation that could cost them their lives.

I found that the book started out somewhat confusing for me.  The plot dealt with the Drug Cartel and The Police Department in St. Louis, Missouri. - For the most part it was feasible as far as the plot of the story although I do think in some places it was a little far-fetched.

Of course along the way there is an attraction between Mercy and Mark that reignites as they face this situation together.  Mercy though is reluctant to trust anyone due to suffering losses in her childhood that made her rely solely on herself in any situation.  Plus the fact that Mark became a Christian during their early relationship and Mercy had no desire to believe in God as a result of her early childhood disappointments.  She couldn't see keeping Mark in her life after he accepted Christ.  Through the events that they face in the story she eventually comes to realize that God is real and that she can trust in someone other than herself.

It was an enjoyable read although I did find it to be somewhat predictable.

I've read one other book by this author that I enjoyed (Deadly Echoes) more as the story seemed more believable and held my interest just a little more than this one did.

I would have to give this book perhaps 3.5 stars overall.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Good Fences and Little Things Thursday - December 8, 2016

Welcome - Yes, I'm still alive! - We've been dealing with some family issues lately that have required a lot of my time so I haven't been on the computer much at all.  Today though I want to share a few photos for;


Well it's official....we've had our first snowfall of the winter season.

            The Ginger Bread People in my mom's yard look mighty chilly.

  The birds in the neighbors bushes don't seem to mind the cold or the snow.

        The back neighbors trees at sunset last night.  They look so pretty.

         Coleen never misses a chance to go out and play in the snow.

              Oh to be a child again and enjoy the wonder of winter.

Just for fun...Cat's like to sleep and not worry about being outside in the cold.

And for Good Fences....

                                         My mom's Chain Link

      Across the street from our house. - It sure looks wintery and cold.

The "Link" for Good Fences does not appear to be up yet though.