Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Hi everyone!

I'm hoping to get more followers and traffic for my blog, so I'm going to be doing a giveaway!
I have an Etsy shop called MercifullyMade. I will be giving away a set of washi tape covered notebooks and pencils that I made. 
Here's what you could win! To enter, simply do the things instructed to do on the form below and you are entered!

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Unafraid ABCs Put On Hold

Hey everyone! So you know I promised back in July that every week I would write about something or somebody that started with a certain letter in the alphabet that went with the book I'm writing. And as you all know, I haven't kept that promise. Sorry. :-(
I am currently planning out Unafraid more thoroughly in One Year Adventure Novel. I have been thinking through much of my plot. And I'm going to have to do a major re-writing on it. I
So I'm not going to be able to do the Unafraid alphabet posts like I had been planning.

I hope you're not all too disappointed! I'm also planning on doing NaNoWriMo this year. I'm going to be busy doing that all this November. I won't have much time to post. But I hope to do a post after it's over and tell you all how it went!

Auf Wiedersehen!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Book Review: Twilight's Serenade by Tracie Peterson

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars, for confusing elements

Back cover:
Britta Lindquist left Sitka six years ago in an attempt to distance herself from the love of her life, Yuri Belikov. Upon her return, she finds Yuri absent and his wife about to deliver a child. When tragic circumstances ensue, Britta suddenly finds herself caring for Yuri's children--and her life intertwining with the man she's tried so hard to forget. 
But Britta's other great love is for the violin, and her talent is recognized by Brenton Maltese, a conductor from England. He proposes she accept the coveted first chair position in his orchestra and also his hand in marriage. At a crossroads, Britta must determine what her heart truly longs for--and if she's willing to fight for it.

The positives:
I loved all of Britta's family and her also. I loved that it was set in Alaska and was able to visualize it very well. I thought her relationship with Yuri was very well written and very believable.

The negatives:
Probably because I haven't read the first two books of the series, everything in this book seemed a bit disjointed. From the back cover, I thought this book would have more to do with her violin and Brenton Maltese. During the whole course of the book, Britta didn't play her violin even once. And Brenton Maltese only had a very small part in the book. The book constantly switched point of views. And Lydia's family relationships confused me. Is Aunt Evie Dalton's sister? Or Lydia's sister? I couldn't figure that one out. Also it seemed confusing that Marston was much older than Dalton, even though they were brothers. That would have made Lydia's first husband much older than she was. Very confusing.

All in all, this book was a very enjoyable read, even with some technical problems.

Buy it Here