January 18, 2018

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate - Book Review

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Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate - Book Review on www.Everyday-Thoughts.com - Historical Fiction, 4.5/5 stars and a Must Read.

Let me wipe away my overly emotional tears so I can compile my thoughts. I just finished the book, Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, and I have the same sensation I get after watching an emotionally-trying movie.

When I decided to start reading Before We Were Yours, I had no idea what it was about, I only knew it was based in Memphis. Since I have ties to Memphis, and the book was getting rave reviews, I gave it a shot. Let me start by saying I cannot believe this is actually based on historically accurate events and while living there for over 10 years I was utterly ignorant of it all.

Wingate tells the story through two different perspectives exposed side by side, alternating from one chapter to another. One is of a young girl in the early 1940's, Rill Foss who later ends up going by the name May Weathers; and the other is a modern day narration of a young woman, Avery Stafford. The beautifully written novel ultimately ties the two stories together but not until the very end.

The reader is introduced to Rill and her youthful adventures living on a shanty boat floating down the Mississippi Delta with her parents, Queenie and Briny, and her siblings, Gabion, Camellia, Fern, and Lark. The seven of them clearly live an impoverished life, but they are rich in love. The gypsy family parks their floating home on the banks of Delta in Memphis and shortly after that Queenie is swept off to the local hospital with birthing complications while delivering her twins - a boy and a girl. In the commotion of the crisis, the other five children are left onboard the Arcadia (the name of the shanty boat) to await the return of their parents. However, it is the police who come knocking and eventually corral the children to what the reader later learns is The Tennessee Children's Home Society run by Georgia Tann.

It is at this point in Rill's story, Wingate creatively and believably interweaves fact with fiction. The Tennessee Children's Home Society was, in fact, an orphanage in Shelby County (Memphis). It is historically documented as an institution notorious for its abuse of children while funneling them through a black market adoption network which catered to high-end clientele like Hollywood's elite, people of high political standing and influence, and the extremely wealthy. While in the care of the Tennessee Children's Home Society, the children experience the atrocities of everything from bullying and molestation, to confinement and starvation to even death.

In the story, the five children quickly learn they need to behave if they hope to evade the torment and punishment customary for children at the orphanage. Their names are changed, and they are paraded in front of potential parents, like a steer at a cattle show, in hopes their cherub-like blond curls and blue eyes capture the heart of a prospective parent. In a heartbreaking twist of events, one of the children disappears after a run in with a pedophile handyman who lives at the orphanage, Mr. Riggs. Then one after another the children are sold to the highest bidder and adopted to unknowing families who are told stories of needy children, with well-educated parents lost to some unforeseen tragedy. All of the stories and the paperwork which backs them up are fictionalized parts of Georgia Tann's elaborate black market scheme.

While this story unfolds, the reader also learns of Avery Stafford, a modern-day D.C. attorney, and daughter of a prominent South Carolina Senator. Avery is an ambitious young woman being groomed to follow in the footsteps of her father. After her father's health complications become known to her, she returns home to South Carolina to travel the state with him and follow him from political appearance to political appearance. It is along this journey she meets an elderly woman who leaves an undeniable impression on her. How the two stories come together will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Wingate, interweaves romance, family drama, fact fiction, and suspense throughout the tales of these two women.  If you are looking for a great book based on historical events, then add this one to your reading list this year. I highly recommend Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. I give it 4.5/5 stars.

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate - Book Review on www.Everyday-Thoughts.com - Historical Fiction, 4.5/5 stars and a Must Read.

What are you reading? Join me on Goodreads (a social network for book lovers) to see what I have on my reading list this year.
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If you love to read check out some of my other book reviews here:

World War II Page Turners
The Pearl that Broke its Shell
Nourished by Lia Huber
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Left to Tell Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza

Be Blessed,
Brittany
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December 20, 2017

Twice Baked Potato Recipe

I grew up on the stereotypical midwestern diet of meat and potatoes. In fact, I remember, fondly, having potatoes with almost every meal as a youngster. Thankfully, that menu has not carried over into adulthood - I mean I'm already having enough trouble losing weight, adding potatoes to my meal plan 4-5 times a week would be a hurdle I doubt I could overcome. Regardless, I still love potatoes of all varieties - mashed, scalloped, whipped, baked, fried, broiled, grilled. I'm starting to feel like Bubba Gump talking about all the different variations of how you can serve shrimp, so I'll stop, but you get the point.

I recently shared my Twice Baked Sweet Potato Recipe which is perfectly portioned because no one else in my family likes sweet potatoes, so it's always a personal treat when I make them. Regular twice baked potatoes, on the other hand, are a family favorite at my house. In fact, almost every year for my husband's birthday they are the one thing he requests. And it wouldn't feel like the holidays if the menu didn't include twice baked potatoes and brussels sprouts - a true sign Christmas has arrived. So this holiday season I want to share with you a recipe you are sure to find served at our house this year and for many, many years into the future. Of course, they will be topped with crispy bacon, cheese, and chives; because yea... bacon.

You can hit the gym in the new year, for now, just enjoy!

This Twice Baked Potato Recipe is ideal to serve as a side during the holidays, for birthdays, or for those evenings when you want a comforting meal sure to stick to your bones.


This Twice Baked Potato Recipe is ideal to serve as a side during the holidays, for birthdays, or for those evenings when you want a comforting meal sure to stick to your bones.

Prep Time: 1 hour minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4-5 large potatoes

Ingredients: 
5 Large Potatoes (about 1/2 lb each)
1/4 C milk
1/2 C sour cream
1/2 C butter, softened
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese, divided
2 TBS chives
12 oz fully cooked bacon, chopped and divided
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation Instructions:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Wash your potatoes and poke holes along the tops of each one. Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until fork tender. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Cut an oval shape out of the top of each potato and remove the skin. Then, using a spoon carefully remove the inside of the potato and transfer it to a bowl. Be sure to leave a thin layer of flesh between the skin, about 1/4 inch, so it is not too delicate to handle.

Into the bowl with the potato add the milk, sour cream, butter, half the bacon, half of the cheese, and salt and pepper. Mix well. Transfer the potato mixture into a piping bag. You can prepare up until this point ahead of time to make meal prep and entertaining a snap.

This Twice Baked Potato Recipe is ideal to serve as a side during the holidays, for birthdays, or for those evenings when you want a comforting meal sure to stick to your bones.

Change the oven to 350 degrees. Line up the potato skins on a cookie sheet. Pipe the potato mixture into 4 of the potato skins. You'll have 5 potato skins, but I usually make one extra in case a skin is punctured. Allow the potato mixture to overflow out the top of the potato. Cover each potato with the remaining cheese and bacon. Cook for 20-25 minutes, or until hot throughout. Sprinkle with chives and serve.

This Twice Baked Potato Recipe is ideal to serve as a side during the holidays, for birthdays, or for those evenings when you want a comforting meal sure to stick to your bones.

I think I could eat potatoes every day if you made me, but my favorite way to enjoy them is probably twice baked.

What are some of your holiday must-haves when it comes to meal planning?

Be Blessed,
Brittany
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December 12, 2017

Give the Gift of Time with Jord Wood Watches

This is a sponsored post for which I have received free product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.  

Give the Gift of Time with Jord Wood Watches this holiday season. Plus save 25% instantly (through 12/15/17) with link in blog post.

It's the most wonderful time of the year. A time for family, friends, personal reflection and growth, faith, and an intense sense of nostalgia. Between baking Christmas cookies, decking the halls, and attending school Christmas pageants with little ones reenacting the real reason for the season and then joyously singing the Little Drummer Boy; it can be hard to consistently be a thoughtful gift giver. We have so many other things which preoccupy our thoughts and demanding our time and attention. Not to mention, it is easy to become jaded by all the over-the-shelf solutions for the mom, man, or teen in your life. It seems like you have to pick one of the top ten items that appear on some magazine gift list and hope your recipient falls into that preconceived box - because all moms want candles and bubble bath and all men need a beard grooming kit or a new golf club right?

Wrong!

This year gift giving doesn't need to be so stressful. At least not if you have someone on your list who needs the gift of time.

Give the Gift of Time with Jord Wood Watches this holiday season. Plus save 25% instantly (through 12/15/17) with link in blog post.

Jord Wood Watches are a classic gift option with a unique touch. They are all expertly crafted from a beautiful selection of exotic woods. The internal mechanisms are Swiss-made and self winding, so they have a timeless touch of quality which has been trusted for generations. Jord Wood Watches can be engraved which gives each timepiece an extra-special touch and sentiment. There's a great selection of wooden watch options for both men and women, so there's really something for almost everyone on your gift list this year, young and old alike.

I have been a long-time lover of Jord Wood Watches. I've been wearing my Cora watch almost every day for the last two years, and I recently got a new, larger style Frankie in Ebony and Gold. I can say whenever I wear one of my Jord Wooden Watches I get compliments on it. Most recently, I've had an older woman stop me while I was grocery shopping and then a young teenager who worked at a photo center comment on the timelessness and craftsmanship of the watch.

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Jord Wood Watches come in a gorgeous wooden box, which is almost a gift in and of itself, so if you aren't the gift wrapping type, a gift from Jord is sure to impress, even without all the frilly wrapping and ribbons.

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This holiday season, do not settle for a one-size-fits-all gift. Explore some of the fantastic options from Jord. 

Also, did I mention you can save 25% on your purchase between now and December 15th, just by clicking this link? So hurry and place your order now so it will arrive before Santa Clause comes down the chimney. 

Be Blessed,
Brittany
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December 7, 2017

Update Your Winter Wardrobe With These Key Staple Pieces

Disclosure: "Update Your Winter Wardrobe With These Key Staple Pieces" is a sponsored post from Pink Coconut Boutique, and I received compensation for publishing it. The opinions expressed in this post are not my own, but I felt like their products align with my brand and I want to make sure I'm always keeping my readers updated on the latest trends in fashion, food, parenting techniques, and prayerful practices. I hope you enjoy! 
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When winter is approaching, it’s time to take a peek inside your closet. Naturally, with cooler temperatures on the way, you’re going to be swapping out your sandals, lightweight summer dresses, and shorts for warmer apparel, like sweater tops and stylish booties. 

Cold weather doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t still look chic, either. In fact, wintertime offers some unique opportunities for creative layering. And who doesn’t like an excuse to invigorate their wardrobes with some new pieces? 

If you’re ready to rotate your closet over for the winter months, make sure to incorporate these key staple pieces. To boot, we’ve included some style tips on how to wear them, no matter the occasion.


Sweater Tops
It doesn’t get much cozier than a sweater in winter — and the good news is, you can still look super stylish wearing one.

Consider a sweater with shoulder cutouts, which has a vibe that’s subtly sultry but still casual enough for daytime, especially with patterned leggings and flat booties.

A simple V-neck sweater gets a spunky upgrade with lace-up detailing at the top — and all you need are skinny jeans and over-the-knee boots to pull the whole look together.

Don’t overlook a simple wide-sleeved cardigan, either. Wear it open over a long-sleeved knit top with rolled up faded jeans and pointy flats, and then top it all off with some simple crystal or pearl stud earrings. It’s a combo that manages to be both classic and contemporary.

Dressy Leggings
Who says leggings are just for the gym? Sure, this piece is perfect for lounging, but in the right fabrics and with the right details, they can be downright dressy. 

Colored leggings, for example, have a little more intrigue than basic black. For the winter months, consider a pair in burgundy, eggplant, or a deep green. They’re stunning even with a long, slouchy sweater or blouse in a soft hue like cream, taupe, or gray. Top it all off with a belted wool coat and some ankle boots for a look that’s totally on-trend.

There’s nothing wrong with neutral leggings, either. Black is a stellar staple to have in your closet because it’s obviously ultra-versatile. You can make black leggings look instantly elegant with a lace top and pointy pumps, or dress them down with a floral blouse and flats. The bottom line is that you’re bound to get a lot of wear out of them. 

Charcoal gray is slightly less dramatic than black, and also an ideal pick for winter. Gray leggings look phenomenal with graphic tees and slip-on sneakers for a more casual look, but can also be dressed up with a white silk tunic and crimson platform heels, for example.

This winter, seek out a pair or two of leggings that have some subtle detailing on them, which have a little added visual interest. Studs, embroidery, and distressed slits or tears all make for an edgier pair of leggings that you can sport with a graphic T-shirt and blazer to strike a compromise between professional and rock ’n’ roll.

Booties
If there’s one style of shoe you’re going to want a pair (or three) of this winter, it’s booties. They’re practical in the colder months for obvious reasons, but they’re also super cute with a wide variety of ensembles. Plus, they come with an endless array of heel heights, toe shapes, materials, and details, so you’re bound to find a pair that works for every outfit and occasion.

You can’t beat a flat brown leather bootie with distressed jeans and an oversized scarf for the ultimate low-key daytime outfit. On the other hand, suede booties in charcoal gray or jet black look stunning with a sweater dress, opaque tights, and a statement necklace — and that’s an ensemble you can easily wear to work at a casual office or on a date. 


You’ll also find that moto booties add edge to just about anything, whether gray leggings and a tunic or a cowl-neck top and a midi skirt. 

Velvet tops
There’s no doubt that velvet just oozes winter charm. So this season, embrace the luxe fabric with some new velvet tops, which give any ensemble a dose of understated glamour. 


We love a long-sleeved off-the-shoulder velvet top with black skinny jeans and wedges for date night or drinks with your girlfriends, or a velvet cardigan with a basic tee and boyfriend jeans for a more laid-back, yet still fashion-forward outfit.

A flutter-sleeved velvet T-shirt has a romantic look, peeking out from under a wool parka. Pair it with leather leggings for an edgy vibe, or gray denim for a softer look.

Tunics
Talk about versatility! Depending on the length, a tunic can be worn as a top or a dress, layered over hosiery or leggings, and worn for chill daytime activities, as well as dressier evening affairs.

During winter, go for a tunic in a soft hue like dusty mauve, purple, or mocha — crochet trim or floral lace along the neck or sleeves will add even more femininity to this piece. You can sport it over leggings or tights with slouchy suede boots for a boho look, or with nude pumps when you’re going out at night.

A velvet tunic with long bell sleeves has a subtle ‘70s feel, but it feels instantly modern when worn with wedge boots and textured tights.

Florals aren’t just for spring and summer. Go ahead and slip on a tunic with a flower print — with a black, navy, or otherwise dark background, it’s still seasonally appropriate. Then pair it with knee-high riding boots and an infinity scarf, and you’re ready to roll.
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Be Blessed,
Brittany
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December 4, 2017

More Than Just a Basic Invite

This is a sponsored post for which I have received compensation. All opinions are my own.  

More than just a basic invite - these holiday cards are perfect for personal Christmas cards, office holiday cards, or invitations to your personal cookie swap.

How is it Christmas seems to sneak up on me every year? It is literally the same day. Every. Single. Year. And somehow I'm always surprised when it rolls around. I am apparently not the mom who has each present selected and perfectly wrapped before mid-October. Instead, I usually get slapped in the face with the realization Christmas is upon us sometime between Thanksgiving and my birthday, which is in early December. I'll be minding my own business, driving down the street scanning the channels when - BAM - I'm stopped dead in my tracks by the infamous "All Christmas Music" channel. From that point on I am scrambling to try and create a picture-perfect Christmas experience for my family.

This year is different. I at least tried to get ahead of some of my holiday planning. In fact, like almost every other middle-class suburban mom, I shlepped my husband and kids to a field out yonder for the perfect Christmas card picture and thanks to the fantastic work of JMcLane Productions I had an incredible assortment of images from which to choose. Seriously, if you're in the Atlanta area and need a photographer, these guys are top notch!

Since we have family and friends near and far, it has always been important to me to try and foster those relationships in the best way possible, especially during the holidays. I'm a traditionalist, so one way I do that is to send Christmas cards. I love receiving snail mail and I know I'm not the only one who gets excited when they open their mailbox in December. Seriously, raise your hand if you get joy tearing into those colored envelopes, am I right?

Each year, I take special care to make sure our Christmas card selection is just right. My husband and I make it a date night, and we sit together with our beer and wine and debate the different variations of blue and the use of "Merry" vs. "Happy" - man do our date nights look so different than they did before children. But I digress, in the wake of our family photo shoot, I was exceptionally picky about our Christmas cards, I really wanted to knock them out of the park this year. When I stumbled across Basic Invite, I was immediately impressed by the design and customization options, and I knew I had found my match.

More than just a basic invite - these holiday cards are perfect for personal Christmas cards, office holiday cards, or invitations to your personal cookie swap.

We spent time creating several different card options, customizing the edges, the envelope colors, the fonts and foils, and the weight and texture of the cards themselves. In fact, I ordered six completely different Holiday card samples just to test the look and feel of each design option. I wanted to ensure I was picking the one I liked above all others. After the samples arrived, I spent two weeks studying the various options, trying to decide which one we'd use for our card this year. I changed my mind almost daily but finally made a decision. It was so hard to choose I almost opted to have two or three different versions go out - that might have been a little overkill, but it was so hard to pick just one.

More than just a basic invite - these holiday cards are perfect for personal Christmas cards, office holiday cards, or invitations to your personal cookie swap.


Basic Invite offers so much more than their name implies. They have almost unlimited color options, custom samples, over 40 different colored envelopes, they have an address capturing service, so you don't have to handwrite the recipient's address on each piece of mail, and over 250 Christmas and holiday card designs, many of which include foil options.


More than just a basic invite - these holiday cards are perfect for personal Christmas cards, office holiday cards, or invitations to your personal cookie swap.


More than just a basic invite - these holiday cards are perfect for personal Christmas cards, office holiday cards, or invitations to your personal cookie swap.

During the most magical time of the year, you may need cards for more than merely reaching out to loved ones with a pleasant, "hello." Holiday parties and gatherings add a touch of sparkle to the season, and if you're in charge of planning the office holiday party, you likely need holiday party invitations for work. Basic Invite has a prolific selection of gorgeous holiday cards available, so you'll be able to impress your boss and your guests when they open the invitation. If holiday office parties aren't your thing but you consider yourself the "hostess-with-the-mostest" then alert your potential guests of an upcoming Christmas party by using a Christmas party invitation template customized to fit your style and flare. Whatever your event may be this holiday season, Basic Invite has a solution perfect for you.

More than just a basic invite - these holiday cards are perfect for personal Christmas cards, office holiday cards, or invitations to your personal cookie swap.

If you are like me and just now starting to gear up for the Holidays, there's no need to worry. Basic Invite has everything you need to fill the hearts and mailboxes of those you love. Plus, right now Basic Invite is offering my readers a 30% off with coupon code: holi30

More than just a basic invite - these holiday cards are perfect for personal Christmas cards, office holiday cards, or invitations to your personal cookie swap.

Which one of these beautiful Christmas card options would you have picked? I guess you'll just have to check your mailbox to see what one won!

Be Blessed,
Brittany
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November 27, 2017

Car Seat Safety with Cars.com

This is a sponsored post for which I have received compensation. All opinions are my own.  

Cars.com is a great source of information for parents interested in learning about car seat safety.

I sat next to the sliding glass doors and waited for my husband to drive around the corner so he could wheel my two-week-old son and me out to the car. After 13 long days in the NICU, days filled with tears of both joy and pain, we were headed home with our first son. Our joyful hearts were overcome with anxiousness when we realized that the hour-long drive required skillful maneuvering along two of the nation's busiest interstates during the peak of rush hour. Needless to say, we cruised home at a tortious's pace and with the utmost vigilance. 

Before loading our itty-bitty, five-pound baby into the backseat, we check, double-checked, and triple checked that his car seat was installed correctly. For new parents like ourselves at the time, the straps, harnesses, pads, and buckles all standard on a car seat, can seem like a feat only an engineering professional can tackle. Thankfully, now cars.com offers advice and guidance for car seat installation, so there is no need to worry about whether or not it is set up correctly. In fact, Cars.com even has three certified child passenger safety technicians who install and write their Car Seat Checks.

When we brought my son home from the NICU I was grateful to know his car seat was safely and correctly installed. Cars.com is a great resource for parents needing to understand the ins and outs of car seat safety.

Shortly after having my first son, my husband and I went to purchase a new vehicle for our family. My small, two-door Honda Civic, while reliable was not car-seat friendly and we needed something to accommodate our growing family. I only wish at the time I was aware that Cars.com does a comprehensive evaluation of brand new cars and compiles a list of those which received all A's in their car seat checks. The list is referred to as the Cars.com's Car Seat Honor Roll. The review includes an evaluation of the vehicle's latch system, its performance with an infant, rear-facing convertible, forward-facing convertible, and booster car seat, and its third-row access performance (if applicable).

One of a parent's primary responsibilities is to see to the safety and protection of their children and the by correctly installing a car seat you have one less thing to worry about as you transport your most precious cargo. 

Be Blessed,
Brittany
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November 17, 2017

Nourished by Lia Huber - Book Review

Disclosure: I received a free copy of Nourished by Lia Huber from the program "Blogging For Books" in exchange for an honest review. Some of the links in this book review post are affiliate links, and I will receive a small commission if you click on one of those links and make a purchase but it comes at no expense to you. 


A book review of Lia Huber's book Nourished A memoir of Food, Faith & Enduring Love (with Recipes)

I love to read cookbooks, it's one of my life's greatest pleasures, and it's how I relax. When I flipped open Nourished by Lia Huber, I was expecting a cookbook with some personal stories attached to each recipe, but it was the exact opposite. It is a memoir with a couple recipes included.

Now before I delve further into my review, I should alert you that I recently traveled to Guatemala on a mission trip. It was a life-changing experience and one I hold dear to my heart. So when the Prologue begins by describing a scene in Guatemala where the primary language is Kaqchikel (the indigenous dialect of the Mayan people and the primary language for many in Guatemala), I was shocked and immediately intrigued. I started reading hungrily, both for the story and the recipes.

The story follows the adult life of author Lia Huber and in four parts tells of her adventures through illness, finding faith, becoming a mother, and discovering how food can truly nourish mind, body, and soul. Lia is an unlikely but accomplished food writer, entrepreneur, and recipe developer. Flipping through the pages I learned of Lia's wanderlust spirit, her thirst for meaning in life, and her craving to somehow leave a mark on the world - many of the traits I too meditate and pray about regularly. I could relate in many ways to Lia's story, and she was able to transport me to places I've never been because she is a beautiful wordsmith. I truly enjoyed her elegant descriptions of the foods which sustained and excited her and I appreciated the shared recipes at the end of each chapter.

A book review of Lia Huber's book Nourished A memoir of Food, Faith & Enduring Love (with Recipes)

I found the memoir to be a lot like my blog since it focuses on the struggles of motherhood while finding meaning outside the home, how faith has changed and sharped her perspective, and the necessity to remove yourself from comfort zones to experience richness in life. All beautiful and relatable things, but perhaps a little lengthy for a memoir; the hardbound book is over 300 pages long. I can certainly see the value of Lia sharing her personal story and unselfishly giving readers a glimpse into her genuine struggles, however; I lacked a connection to her character, even though the book was all about her. There were several times people were introduced but with little to no background and I found myself lost in a sea of unknown characters, which was slightly disorienting.

After finishing and reflecting on the book, I think the message is there, and clearly, Lia is a talented writer, but overall this one missed the mark for me, and I really wanted to love it. I think if I met Lia  I would have so much to chat with her about ranging from the adoption of her daughter from Guatemala and her continued work in that region of the world, her passion for healthy eating and how food can revitalize your body, and her faith walk and her unwavering commitment to discern God's will in all her decisions, but when it comes to the book I am less enthused. Overall I give this book 3.5/5 stars.

If you liked the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia then this book will be right up your alley since it follows several of the same themes.

A book review of Lia Huber's book Nourished A memoir of Food, Faith & Enduring Love (with Recipes)

What are some of your favorite books from 2017? Have you started planning your reading list for next year? If you are on Goodreads, I'd love to connect with you. You can find my profile here.

Be Blessed,
Brittany
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