Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings & Instagram 56)

Welcome to Week 271!

Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your 
eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.


Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!

Rules:
* Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56.
It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with.
Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56
*Add your Instagram url to the Linky.
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Page 56

The calm had been disturbed. She was trapped in turbulent waters. Swimming against grief. Drowning in sympathy.



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Book Beginnings leave your links in the comments if you didn't join in the Friday 56.
Book Beginnings

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When you first disappeared, your mother warned me that finding out exactly what had happened to you could be worse than never knowing. We argued about this constantly because arguing was the only thing that held us together at the time.







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Planted With Hope by Tricia Goyer & Sherry Gore (35)

In the second installment of the Pinecraft Pie Shop series, you'll return to a town and a family you've already grown to love.
When Hope Miller is offered the plot of land behind the Me, Myself, and Pie shop to start a garden, she jumps at the chance. Finally--some space away from her four sisters! But everyone in town seems to have an opinion about what she should grow and how she should grow it. When the widower schoolteacher, Jonas Sutter, asks if his students at the Amish school can help turn the plot into a community garden, Hope only halfheartedly agrees, wondering if she will ever get the peace and quiet she craves. And will she get anything to grow?
The stories of friendship, community, and unexpected love within these pages will plant real seeds of hope within your heart.

  • Series: The Pinecraft Pie Shop Series
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (March 1, 2016)
  • ISBN: 9780736961318





Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of two, and wife to John. A USA Today bestselling author, Tricia has published over 40 books and has written more than 500 articles. She's well-known for her Big Sky and Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors Amish series. For more information visit Tricia at www.TriciaGoyer.com. Tricia, along with a group of friends, also runs www.NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life.






Sherry Gore is the author of Simply Delicious Amish Cooking and Me, Myself and Pie and is a weekly scribe for the national edition of the Amish newspaper The Budget. Sherry's culinary adventures have been seen on NBC Daytime, Today.com, and Mr. Food Test Kitchen. Sherry is a resident of Sarasota, Florida, the vacation paradise of the Plain People. She has three children and is a member of a Beachy Amish Mennonite church.



Other reviews of Tricia Goyer's books:
(And one also co-written by Sherry Gore)

My review for All Things Hidden
My review for Songbird Under a German Moon
My review for Life, In Spite of Me
My review for Love Finds You in Victory Heights
My review for Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska
My review for Remembering You
My review for Lead Your Family Like Jesus
My review for A Christmas Gift For Rose
My review for The One Year Book of Amish Peace
My review for The Memory Jar
My review for The Promise Box
My review for The Kissing Bridge
My review for Mom's Night Out
My review for Plain Faith
My review for An Amish Garden
My review for Where Treetops Glisten
My review for Balanced
My review for An Amish Second Christmas
My review for Made With Love With Sherry Gore
My review for Prayers That Changed The World
My review for The Buggy Before The Horse


REVIEW:
Lovely story with yummy recipes!
I tried two recipes and loved them both, but then adapted the second again for a third pie. The Luscious Lemonade Pie was my favorite, while the hubby loved the Peanut Butter Pie. (See photos of two of the three pies below.) I can't wait to try more recipes though like the Sausage and Potato Soup now. 
The story follows a young Amish woman as she blends into a new society. She meets the man of her dreams. Then develops a closer relationship to God. The way that the authors told this story, I really liked a lot. With peeks back in time, you watch Hope grow. Almost as nicely as her garden. 
I want to read more Pinecraft Series books. I'm hoping for more recipes in them, but I love the setting and characters too. Made With Love was where it began and I favor it slightly, but this book was a great continuation of the series. I look forward to whatever comes next!

3.5/5

Peanut Butter Pie


Lime Limeade Cheesecake Pie


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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel #Movie

Seven elderly Britons, for a variety of reasons, respond to an online ad and travel to Jaipur, India, where they find run-down hotel with a young, exuberant, and optimistic host. Evelyn, newly widowed, wants low-cost experience, Graham seeks a long-ago love, Douglas and Jean have lost their pension in a family investment, Muriel needs cheap hip surgery, Madge seeks a rich husband, and Norman is chasing women. India affects each in different ways, enchanting Douglas and Evelyn while driving Jean deeper into bitterness. Their host, young Sonny, has dreams but little cash or skill; he also has a girlfriend whom his mother dismisses. Stories cross and discoveries await each one.



AVAILABLE NOW!

Rated PG
124 minutes

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REVIEW:
Delightful!
Though I almost shed a tear a time or two, this story was filled with Indian culture, friendship and love.
I was also pleasantly surprised seeing so many faces that I know from Downton Abbey. Still, while watching this movie, you get so immersed in the lives of these people that you forget them from the other show. Dame Judi Dench was my favorite. She was also the narrator of the story. A perfect fit for that she was.
I now look forward to watching the second movie. I hope it picks up where this one left off.

4/5


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