I can't believe it's been almost 4 mths. since I've blogged! I apologize! Never meant to be gone so long and I've missed all of you who still stop by. I have been very busy these past few mths. w/working and getting ready for our son's wedding, which is only a few wks. away now.
B'days and bridal showers and life in between, left no time for blogging or much crafting either. I did, however, get a few things made these past few mths, so I'll let you take a peek.
This 'spring' block was made for one of our monthly craft nights at church. This one was actually given to me, but we made similar ones w/bunnies that turned out very cute. Everyone painted their bunnies a different color and they turned out very unique.I made this little patchwork zip bag awhile back using a 'This & That' pattern.
Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for allowing me to receive this book FREE of charge in exchange for an honest review...
'From the Start' is the third book I've read written by Melissa Tagg and I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them!
The main characters are each on a road of discovery. Kate Walker used to write about romance, but never really got to experience the real thing in her own life, after having gotten 'burned' by an ex-boyfriend. With a major slump in her career, she winds up in her hometown of Maple Valley to help her family rebuild the community after a tornado swept through their sweet little town.
Colten Greene, an ex-NFL quarterback, due to an injury that ended his career, finds himself w/some free time on his hands, so he hangs out at a friend's house to avoid the media's publicity and tries to figure out what his new career should be. It just so happens that he winds up in Maple Valley and in the same home as Kate. His friend turns out to be her brother. I liked the way the author included several family members in the story and how they interacted w/the main characters was very believable.
Fireworks spark as the two meet, so they each try to dodge each other as much as possible, but the little town of Maple Valley need their help, so like it or not, they are stuck together working on rebuilding her hometown.
Colten needs someone to write his biography and Kate needs the extra cash to finance a trip to Africa, so she agrees to become his new writer. As they spend more and more time together, on his new book and rebuilding projects around town, they realize they are way more attracted to one another than either wants to admit. Colt/Kate each has things in their past(and I love the way the author brought those things out over the course of the book) that they need to overcome in order to trust the other, as well as their spiritual walk w/the Lord.
I found Melissa Tagg's sense of humor to be really refreshing and the characters to be quite engaging. The story line generated interest 'from the start'(no pun intended) and kept the interest alive all the way through to the very end. I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to her next.
I want to thank you for stopping by and please let me know if you did ~ give me a shout!
Enjoy the rest of your spring and I hope to be back before summer!