Monday, June 30, 2014


Title: Pretty: Nutrition for Beauty, Inside and Out
Author: Jolene Hart, CHC, AADP
Publisher: Chronicle Books (February 25, 2014)
Pages: 208

I just LOVE this little book! EAT PRETTY: NUTRITION FOR BEAUTY, INSIDE AND OUT by JOLENE HART, CHC, AADP. It’s packed full of great information, simply stated, in an easy to read layout. The book is titled appropriately, and visually beautiful. Even though I am not a pink person, I found it gorgeous.

I realize in today’s world we have everything at the tip of our fingers with the internet. Being a visual person, I find it helpful to have the information in front of me in a tangibly form. The internet can often be overwhelming, and let’s face it, as soon as you walk away, or click on another link, it’s gone. Having valuable information ready and waiting to flip through at anytime, anywhere, is priceless. Especially when you’re talking about your health, because when it comes down to it, it’s about staying healthy and fit.

The first page I opened to was page 149. My eyes locked on, Kiwi. What I read, and how it was worded and laid out, immediately sold me on the book. I am so happy I made the decision to purchase EAT PRETTY: NUTRITION FOR BEAUTY, INSIDE AND OUT.

I knew that I was going to get helpful information on what to eat and why, but I hadn’t realized I’d also receive information on what not to eat and why, along with some fabulous recipes. At the end of each description of food, there is a quick chart: Eat pretty food, beautifying compound, and beauty benefit, in just a few simple words.

What will you get in this amazing little book?
·        Information on antioxidants, biotin, and omega-3s.
·        More than 85 everyday foods, each with their specific beauty/health-boosting benefit.
·        Healthful ingredients.
·        A full lifestyle makeover, exploring stress management, hormonal balance, and mindful living.
·        Charts and lists.
·        Nearly 20 recipes.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Title: Chain of Mercy
Author: Brenda S Anderson
Publisher: Winslet Press (April 22, 2014)
Pages: 358

To say that CHAIN OF MERCY is the first, but not the last book I’ll read by BRENDA S ANDERSON, is a huge understatement. If I were only allowed one word to describe this amazing book, it would have to be, WOW!

Richard Brooks is not who he appears to be. Not by a long shot. But that’s intentional. He wants nothing more than to rid of the man he once was. Only problem is, he’s everywhere he goes.

Sheila Peterson is intrigued by the handsome maintenance man. She never imagined she’d stoop so low as to go out with someone so beneath her, but he’d serve a purpose. Little did she realize what man was hidden behind the fa├žade.

Forgiveness is a huge element in CHAIN OF MERCY on many levels, but it is so much more. The characters, writing, and storyline are beyond amazing. It’s not your typical, predictable novel. MS ANDERSON takes you on a journey with surprising twists and turns. Each of the characters is distinct, with tangible personalities. From the very first page, you will be pulled in, and absorbed into the lives of the characters. But it won’t stop with the last word. No, CHAIN OF MERCY is bound to remain in your heart forever.

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