When Calls the Heart Season 2 Premiere Review

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My first Christian novel I ever read was by Janette Oke. My foster mom introduced me to Christian fiction when I was 16. Her stories gave a me a peek into what I wanted my life to be like. I am not meaning pioneer life, but a life that is honest, pure, and a life that shows that God is #1.


About the series:

Elizabeth Thatcher leaves her upscale life in the east to pursue being a teacher in a coal mining town out west. Life out west is harder than she imagined, but the people she meets in Coal Valley compel her to stay and teach. One of the people she meets is Constable Jack- a Mountie. They have a complicated relationship during season one and I look forward to seeing where their relationship goes in season 2. I just love how Daniel Lissing brings to life my romanticized image of the Mountie that I grew up reading about in Janette Oke books. The TV series is a bit different than the books, but not enough that you don’t recognize the love between the characters and the hardships of living out west.

I got the chance to preview the season 2 premiere, but before I did that I had to watch season one. I do not have cable, but the show is available through streaming online. It took me about 2 episodes before I was really hooked on the show. I am a true #heartie now and after watching the season two premiere I am hungry for more.

I am not going to spoil anything about the season 2 premiere, but I do have to say that it is a rather emotional episode. Make sure you have you tissues handy! The only thing I didn’t like about the season 2 premiere is that it ended too soon. I need to know what happens next. [Read more…]


Take Me Away for a Moment- Love Inspired Romance

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The Love Inspired Romance product line is a series of 6 books that are released every month. I have been reading these books since I was a teen and didn’t want to read the racy romance counterparts. Love Inspired books are not mommy porn books at all! Love Inspired romance books are light reading. It usually only takes me a day or so to get through one book. I was so excited when I found out I was getting sent six of their books.  The titles I am previewing are on sale on the Harlequin website April 21st to May 28th and would make a wonderful Mother’s Day Gift.

A review of Love Inspired Romance books published by Harlequin.

 Love Inspired Romance

 A Firefighter’s Promise- Though I think most romance stories are a little predictable this story had a really good second storyline.  A Firefighter’s Promise also deals with how adults and kids deal with grief. I really liked how they showed God’s love and forgiveness in the story. This story also touched my heart because my husband, though not a firefighter, is a first responder as a paramedic. I give this book 4/5 stars.

Winning the Teacher’s Heart- I didn’t get a chance to read this book yetI am really intrigued by the story though. It deals with a high school crush returning and defending her home against his plans to build a motocross school on the land near her home.  [Read more…]


Bacon Ranch Potato Salad

In the spring and summer I love cooking outside. Grilling is one of my favorite things in the world! I always have a hard time finding sides though that I like since I am not a fan of most cold salads. This potato salad is one of my favorites. I make it early in the morning before the heat of the day and chill it so it is ready to make a great side to whatever meat I am grilling.

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad- A favorite summer, frugal recipe of mine with real bacon, ranch dressing, and cheese!

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This recipe is super simple and very frugal!

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