Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WEDNESDAY WHIMSY


Lilybits (photo courtesy of
my nephew, John Hensel)
I told Mom that I thought this should be called Lily’s Literary Corner, but she complained about the fact that it would limit her creativity and asked me, “What about people who don’t like cats?” As if! Who wouldn’t adore six pounds of gray tabby with big green eyes and a sweet purr? Besides, I try to say things like “mom” and “no”. I’m really good at the second one. Anyway, when Mom told me that I could do book reviews and author interviews sometimes, but she reserved the right to decide what gets posted, I found a discreet place on the living room couch to sharpen my claws.

I need to find something to do while Mom and Dad aren’t here to annoy, so I read. My first book review will be for Hearts Crossing by Marianne Evans.

Landscape architect, Daveny Montgomery, and high school English teacher, Collin Edwards, meet when he helps out during the landscaping around Woodland Church of Christ. Daveny wonders why he doesn’t go to church with his family. Collin is intrigued by the talented and hardworking Daveny.

Collin has been running from God, but the more time he spends with Daveny, the more he realizes he must face the bitterness a tragedy caused. Will Daveny wait on God and give Collin a chance? Will Collin open up to Daveny and look to God for healing? It’s a great story of hope for those who care about prodigals, at least that’s what Mom said.

The hero and heroine were compelling. I mean, I could almost feel their humanness. Ms. Evans gives her characters real depth and both Mom and I really enjoyed this novella. Even though cats weren’t integral to the plot and there’s no mention of eating grass as a delicacy, rather than just planting it, I give this story four paws up! (Since I don’t have opposable thumbs. Rats!)

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26 comments :

  1. My Queensland heeler, Blue, said this was pretty good review. For a cat. :) Personally, I thought it was great, but I'm not prejudiced like some mammals we could name.

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    1. Thanks, Davalynn. Lily says thank you to Blue, considering his canine prejudices. ;)

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    2. LOL, Davalyn & Kathy! My fur-babies, Darko & Tyler (brothers) and Angel (the elder statesman) applaud Lily's literary accomplishments and sing a mighty MEOW of appreciation! This was such a fun part of my day - thank you for your review, and, extra Fancy Feast for Lily tonight from me!! :-) xo

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    3. Saying "you're welcome" and waving a paw at Darko, Tyler and Angel. Lily takes a bow. :)

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  2. Gonna have to get me this book, Kathy. Your sweet kitty has decided that for me for sure.

    Side note - Your sweet kitty weighs more than our Yorkie and although he doesn't tear a part of the furniture - he waits until no one is looking to chew a winter throw when Jerry isn't using it in THEIR recliner. ':)

    Blessings on your writing and this beautiful blog.

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    1. Lily is happy to have helped you find a good, new read. Thanks for stopping by, Joy.

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    2. Hi, Joy! Thank you so much for stopping by! If you're interested, you can get Hearts Crossing free for Kindle at Amazon! <3 So glad you paid a visit, and shared your Yorkie story!! LOL!

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  3. I've read each of the Woodland Series books. Great stories. Then I bought the set for my mom to read while she's trapped in her house. Sad to say, her eyesight has failed her since then. BUT that doesn't change the quality of the books.

    Way to go Lilybits on a great review. I think your mom did pretty good too. :)

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    1. Lily and I both thank you. :) Thanks for stopping by, Karlene. We look forward to reading more of Marianne's books.

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    2. Awwww, Karls and Kathy, you ladies are SO incredibly sweet, and such a blessing. I appreciate you more than words can say. Karls, you and your mom continue to be in my prayers and Kathy, I'm delighted to be spending time with you at your wonderful blog!!!

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    3. Hi Marianne! Thanks for stopping by the blog and for following! Lily and I are honored. :)

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  4. Lily, you did a wonderful job on your debut post. Make sure your mom gives you an extra treat tonight.

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    1. Thank you! I did get some fresh-cooked chicken tonight. Purrr. :)

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    2. My sentiments exactly, Pegg! Couldn't agree more!! :-) Thanks so much for stopping by, and blessings to you!!! <3

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  5. I love this blog! It's so pretty. And Lilybits, you're a very good reviewer! Indeed, who wouldn't love a fur baby cute as you?

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    1. Thanks, Karla. Lily concurs these are her sentiments exactly. :)

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    2. LOL, Karla! Agree completely!!! Glad you stopped by for a visit!

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  6. Dear Miss Lilybits, what a great reviewer you are. Your mom was spot on to give you your very own post. Make sure she gives you a scratch behind the ears tonight for a job well done.

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    1. Thanks J'nell. I got my extra chin scratchings today, too!

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    2. I agree, J'nell!! Lily is fabulous!!! <3 Blessings to you!

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  7. Thanks, Lily, for putting me onto this free Kindle download. It grabs the reader right from the first screen. Will keep an eye out for your next post. (Shh. Don't want my pit bull to know I'm following the reading adventures of a feline. She's not cat-tolerant.)

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    1. Lily whispering: "Thanks for reading my post, Donna. I'm sure you will
      enjoy Hearts Crossing."

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    2. Donna, MANY thanks for the download of Hearts Crossing! I'm delighted it captured your attention so quickly, what a lovely compliment!! I pray you enjoy the rest, and can't wait to hear what you think when you're finished. God bless, and thanks for the visit!!

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  8. I enjoyed this too--the book and the review.

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    1. Hi, Sheila! :-D Thanks so much for the visit, as well as the support and encouragement! You're a gem!! Blessings to you always!

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