Book Reviews

The Great Alone By Kristin Hannah Book Club Giveaway

The Great Alone By Kristin Hannah Book Club Giveaway

Special thanks to St Martin’s Press for sponsoring this giveaway for The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for a great book to read. Something that lets me relax and escape from the day’s stressors and […]

The Nightingale Book Review by Kristin Hannah + Giveaway

The Nightingale Book Review by Kristin Hannah + Giveaway

This is an advertisement for SheSpeaks/St. Martins Press. It has been raining hard here lately, and this book, The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah, was perfect to curl up with on the sofa and spend the day reading.  I love historical novels, and this one is […]

Victoria – A Novel for History Buffs | Book Review

Victoria – A Novel for History Buffs | Book Review

Special thanks to SheSpeaks for sponsoring this post about Victoria by Daisy Goodwin. I love a good historical read; whether it’s an accurate portrayal or historically based novel, it doesn’t matter to me.  Victoria falls into the historically based novel genre. Although the book is […]

Get Thrilled with Behind Closed Doors | Book Review

Get Thrilled with Behind Closed Doors | Book Review

Special thanks to SheSpeaks for sponsoring this book review. Pick up a copy of Behind Closed Doors when it hits bookshelves! This summer, my goal is to read more books.  It’s easy these days, to hop on the internet and read a few (or many) […]

Create a Custom Cookbook with Tastebook

Create a Custom Cookbook with Tastebook

Tastebook provided samples  for consideration.  All opinions are our own. I don’t know about your family, but if they’re anything like mine, we have all kinds of recipes that are “super secret.”  In our family’s case, you’re only allowed to know about the recipe if […]

Great Gift Ideas from Blurb Custom Books

Great Gift Ideas from Blurb Custom Books

People love getting really creative, one-of-a-kind books for Christmas. Books that elicit a “where did you find this?” response. As the leading indie- and self-publishing platform, Blurb has an entire online bookstore full of unique books by an incredible array of undiscovered, self-published authors, artists, […]

4 Great Cookbooks to Add to Your Shelf

4 Great Cookbooks to Add to Your Shelf

We received review copies of these 4 Great Cookbooks to Add to Your Shelf .  Regardless, all opinions are our own. Do you have a foodie on your gift list this year?  While they can be easy to shop for, they can be notoriously difficult […]

What Would Brian Boitano Make? | Cookbook Review #gretalovesholidays

What Would Brian Boitano Make? | Cookbook Review #gretalovesholidays

We received a review copy of What Would Brian Boitano Make?  All opinions are our own. Way back when, I was a little obsessed with figure skating.  I suppose it was they heyday of the sport, around 1990-1995 or so.  One of the famous skaters […]

6 Food Memoir Books Worth Reading

6 Food Memoir Books Worth Reading

We received review copies of these selected food memoir books.  All opinions are our own. I like books about food, and I love biographies and books that are true stories.  Combine the two, and you get a food memoir.  Right?  Well, that’s at least what […]

Pretzel Making at Home

Pretzel Making at Home

Pretzel Making at Home was provided for editorial purposes.  All opinions are my own. Pretzels have always been one of my favorite foods.  When I was a wee child, like three or four, there were snack food pretzels that had a really buttery taste, and […]

History + Kitsch=The Route 66 Encyclopedia

History + Kitsch = The Route 66 Encyclopedia

  I love to travel, and driving vacations are some of the best.  Route 66, which runs from Chicago, Il west to Los Angeles, CA is a great way to see remnants of a bygone era.  The Route 66 (The Main Street of America), though, […]