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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Thursday Wellness and GIveaway


Now I have been waiting for this giveaway!!!!

Jack at Shiplog has written a new book.

Jack is an accomplished author - he's written other books.  Finally Love was written - after we became blog buddies.  Of course I bought his book and I finished it last night when I took grandson to karate for two hours.  I hated to put it down because it was so awesome.  It was about love - mature love - and you know I'm a romantic.  So this was the book for me!

The contest will run one week until Thursday the 9th when the two winners will be picked.  

Leave a comment saying you would like his book and you'll be entered into the contest. The one request Jack has is when you are finished reading it - you let him know which character you liked best - I had my favorite!

Now here is the Synopsis of 'Finally Love':

Jerry Wiley, CEO of Wiley Industries has never allowed himself time for love.  But now, in his senior years, his path has crossed with a former classmate, Sherry Oxnard, from years ago in medical school.  Their lives have taken separate paths--he as Head of Medicine at Duke, CIA operative, company CEO, and modern vigilante--she as a doctor and doctor’s wife at a successful medical clinic.

Sherry’s husband is neglectful and abusive as a spouse and crooked as a businessman.   He is suspected of laundering money for a drug cartel, and he resorts to bribes and political favors to exonerate himself.  Frustrated by the injustice, law enforcement unofficially asks Jerry’s crew, the MVA, Modern Vigilante Association, to intervene and bring the erring doctor to justice.

In an unforeseen turn of events, Sherry’s husband is killed during the MVA operation, and Jerry sends his company attorney to offer Sherry assistance.  Sherry refuses any monetary assistance, but agrees to renew acquaintances with Jerry.

Almost immediately romance blossoms, and the urgency of making up for lost time provides a backdrop for a whirlwind courtship.  The 1950’s melodies of their youth provide the harmony as they fall in love.  Promises of cozy small-town life, dreams of travel to exotic locales, and relational harmony are all on their horizon.  Their bliss is interrupted when a sinister letter appears at Jerry’s office.  An anonymous villain lurks, shrouded in mystery.

The MVA once again works to bring a resolution.  Jerry and Sherry experience danger and high adventure before the mystery is solved and sweet harmony is restored.

Jack's Blog...
view book synopsis:

Gracefully Grasping For Dignity:
Toby's Tales:

The four winners for NuNaturals are:
1.  Calamity Jane
2.  Darla
3.  Blondee's Diary
4.  Taryterre

14 - Blondee's Dairy     21- Calamity Jane      5 - Darla   40 - Taryterre

I will need your full name and address.  No P.O.Boxes allowed.  When I get them I'll forward them on to NuNaturals.

Thank you for playing with me - remember that there is still a discount on this product and I personally recommend this.  I have been paid no money for this either!!!   See my side bar.

II made my order.

 Recipe of the week for those who have to watch their sugar like me.


  From Jenn at Blondee's Diary

Sure. I have a quick and easy cheat if you love cream cheese pie, or a cheesecake type dessert! 
Take 2 bricks of cream cheese, 
2 tsp of Truvia,  NuNaturals
1 tsp of vanilla 
1/2 tsp of lemon juice
Mix until well incorporated. Divide among 4 dessert glasses.
In small bowl, microwave 1/3 cup Hershey's sugar free chocolate chips with 1 tsbp of Coconut Oil for 1 minute. 
Stir to mix evenly. 
Pour over the cheesecake dessert and let sit for 3-5 minutes or until topping is soft set. 
Do not refrigerate or the chocolate becomes hard and comes out in chunks.  

 (It will go well with the cheesecake!)

“Every one of us receives and passes on an inheritance. The inheritance may not be an accumulation of earthly possessions or acquired riches, but whether we realize it or not, our choices, words, actions, and values will impact someone and form the heritage we hand down.”
Ben Hardesty



Shelly said...

Congratulations to the winners! That book sounds great- thank you for sharing~

Cheri said...

That book looks like something I would like to read, maybe I can borrow yours if you didn't mind?

Sandra said...

the book sounds like i would love it, i just checked and i can get it on Kindle which is all i read. thanks for the idea.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That cream cheese pie sounds good! Glad you enjoyed the book so much. I don't tend to read romances.

Betty Manousos said...
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My Journey With Candida said...

If this is a real book, count me in. If it is an ebook.... I don't do them.

Sounds like a great book!!

andy said...

Sounds like a great book !!!! Have a wonderful day !

Beansieleigh said...

Sounds like a great book Sandie.. Please do count me in for the giveaway!.. And love the door mat!.. It looks beautiful out there today, so enjoy every minute of it!! ((hugs)) ~tina

Betty Manousos said...

congrats to the winners!

thanks for the great recipe. i'm going to have to try it out over the weekend~

Susannah said...

Miss Chatty, I really like the words from Ben Hardesty. I agree.
Great post.
Congratulations to the winners!!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Thursday! Cheesecake recipe sounds yummy. Congratulations to the winners. Enjoy your day.

Susannah said...

Miss Chatty, I forgot to ask you to enter me in the book contest. I love to read and I think I would really enjoy this one. Thank you.


mail4rosey said...

I'm headed out to do lawn work but I wanted to read your post today and say hello. Good luck w/the giveaway and congrats to your other readers.

Thanks for the pie recipe. :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I would love to be part of this giveaway, Sandie. I love to read, and I know I would enjoy this romance.



Sandee said...

Okay the go away and come back with wine wins hands down.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

....Petty Witter said...

Loving the sound of Jack's book. I don't know if the giveaway is open internationally but I live in hope that it is so please include me.

Cathy said...

That book sounds really good, plus I checked out his website and was intrigued by his May 1st post.

SweetMarie said...

congrats to the winners!

Ginny said...

Congratulations to the winners! You are always so generous, Sandie!

barbara woods said...

put my name in i love mystery and romance thanks dear hugs

Terri D. said...

I love to read!! This sounds like a great story. You may put my name in, please!

Ms. A said...

Love, love, love the Hardesty quote!

Eva Ason said...

Congratulations to the winners! This book sounds good :)

Terri said...

I'm going to have to try that pie- it sounds like a winner!

jack69 said...

Wow, Thanks Sandie, I have always admired this blog, but this is special. Thanks. I must say this book has left the starting gate faster than any yet. The official announcement is to be Saturday at the Garibaldi Fest in Belmont, NC. The town int he book is Mt. Bell, a play on words with Belmont.

I always get something here., The inheritance clip, is so true.
I am looking forward to sending the books to the winners.
Sandra said it is on Kindle, yes it is, and I have reduced all my books to 99cents for an intro. period.

jack69 said...

Oh yes, also. the books to be given away are paperback.


I got Jack's book on Kindle. Can't wait to read it.

Theresa said...

YUMMY sounding recipe! OF course I would love to read that book:) Have a blessed weekend, HUGS!

Rob-bear said...

The book sounds interesting. And I'll remember to bring wine when I come to visit.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting
Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

Jackie said...

Sandie...I skipped the synopsis because I have Jack's book and I want to be totally surprised when I read it!
Sending you hugs and smiles,

A Quiet Corner said...

Sounds like a great book, Sandie!... :)JP

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We say congratulations to the winner too!!

Blondee said...

I'd love to be entered for the book! I have only had luck winning things on your blog!!!

Thank you for the NuNaturals, I can't wait to try it!! :)

Laurie said...

congratulations to the winners!!
This recipe sounds perfect,

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...Love the door rug. Cute. Congrats to the winners!

I'd like to read the book. Sounds interesting.

Take care. Susan

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats to you winners! And the book sounds good, too!

Nonnie said...

Count me in, too. Summer is coming up and hopefully, some free time for reading. Sounds good.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie you know I love to read a good story and I'm a romantic at heart also. Thanks for the chance to read this book!!

Kat said...

Sandie, please count me in. Thanks so much for the giveaway and this great book.

Dar said...

Jack is an accomplished writer and I have several of his books already and love every one of them. It would be such a thrill to read this one, too, so sign me up.
Thanks also, for the NuNaturals. How lucky I am to try this product and it sounds healthy too.
Thanks again.
BlessYaSandie for your generosity

Renae at simple sequins said...

Hi Sandie, I have had a crazy upside down day and so I am posting this wee into the night.

Look at you with your "pro" blog getting giveaways weekly. I LOVE IT!

Take care and haven't had time to reply to your personal emails, but I will. I will. (hug)