Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Reviews! Reviews!

I LOVE to share when a great writer has a new book. Nike Chillemi is one such person. I delight in sharing my reviews with you, and hope you'll give her books a chance read. You may find you'll love them enough to venture into more of them! 
That Special One by Nike N. Chillemi

When young adult Ivy Chambers heads to college life to escape home life, she vows to never have a relationship that is not "true love." But it happens, and Ivy is heartbroken! Ultimately, Ivy is pulled between two young and likable men. Add to the mix suspicious fires, troubling memories, and the pitfalls of a new scene, and Ivy has her young hands full weaving her way through the mix.

This book will pull readers back into their own past of insecurities and problems. You will root for young Ivy and learn to love all of the secondary characters that help make any book better.

I highly recommend this book. Chillemi is an author to follow.

Harmful Intent: The Veronica "Ronnie" Ingels/Dawson Hughes Trilogy, Book One by [Chillemi, Nike N.]


What fun!  A crime fiction book!

Chillemi brings to life the characters in her books, and Ronni Ingels is one to root for.

Crushed at the betrayal of her best friend forever and her LOVED husband's compromising "love," Ronni has another tsunami wave hitting her when she's the lead suspect in said "loved" husband's murder. Fortunately, Ronni is nothing if not an excellent, hands-on detective. From Ronni's funny comments, thoughts, and detective skills to Deputy Sergeant Dawson Hughes strong personality and by-the-books work, these two make an excellent couple of detectives. 

Exexpected packages, blind alleys that lead no where, a stubborn detective who irritates the other constantly, and a smidgen of interest in the other all make for a draw-you-in book that will have you reading long after you should have been in bed. Nike's characters are strong, likeable, and often times quirky and funny, who you'll root for--or hate, her plots are twisted and interesting, and the danger and grit are the real-meat of any true crime fictionistic reader. 

Highly recommended!

About Nike:

Nike N. Chillemi has been called a crime fictionista due to her passion for crime fiction. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and is the founding board member of the Grace Awards, a reader's choice awards for excellence in Christian fiction. 

She was an Inspy Awards 2010 judge in the Suspense/Thriller/Mystery category and a judge in the 2011, 2012, 2013 Carol Awards in the suspense, mystery, and romantic suspense categories. She writes monthly book reviews for The Christian Pulse online magazine.

Her recent contemporary detective series (HARMFUL INTENT and DEADLY DESIGNS) has garnered acclaim and has been called: sassy, witty, gritty, charming, and yummy. 

Her historical suspense Sanctuary Point series brought on a crime wave that swept the south shore of Long Island during the 1940s (BURNING HEARTS, GOODBYE NOEL, PERILOUS SHADOWS, DARKEST HOUR) won acclaim and awards. 

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Monday Morning Blessings

The quiet
The month to prepare for the busyness of December
Time to remember our with family and friends
To express our gratefulness to God for His bountifulness to us.


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sunday Morning Peace: November Quotes


"The third day comes a frost, a killing frost.-   William Shakespeare

"Walked for half an hour in the garden.  A fine rain was falling, and the landscape was that of autumn.  The sky was hung with various shades of gray, and mists hovered about the distant mountains - a melancholy nature.  The leaves were falling on all sides like the last illusions of youth under the tears of irremediable grief.  A brood of chattering birds were chasing each other through the shrubberies, and playing games among the branches, like a knot of hiding schoolboys.  Every landscape is, as it were, a state of the soul, and whoever penetrates into both is astonished to find how much likeness there is in each detail."-   Henri Frederic Amiel 

"If it is true that one of the greatest pleasures of gardening lies in looking forward, then the planning of next year's beds and borders must be one of the most agreeable occupations in the gardener's calendar.  This should make October and November particularly pleasant months, for then we may begin to clear our borders, to cut down those sodden and untidy stalks, to dig up and increase our plants, and to move them to other positions where they will show up to greater effect.  People who are not gardeners always say that the bare beds of winter are uninteresting; gardeners know better, and take even a certain pleasure in the neatness of the newly dug, bare, brown earth."-   Vita Sackville-West 

"How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren
 to learn thanksgiving at an early age. 
Thanksgiving opens the doors. 
 It changes a child's personality.  
A child is resentful, negative—or thankful.
Thankful children want to give,
 they radiate happiness, 
they draw people."
-   Sir John Templeton