Christmas from the Heart by: Sheila Roberts 

I’m sure this is a great book and I still hope to go back and finish reading it but I just could not get into it and I finally decided it was better to walk away for a while since this was the book that was holding me up from reading the rest of them.  In truth I probably should have done it a few weeks ago but I kept holding out hope I would get into the book and I hate to only half read a book.  I like giving my all to a book I am reading.   

Cowboy Christmas Redemption by: Maisey Yates 

(Personal Note: This is a book in a series of books and there are actually a few before it.  While this can be read as a stand alone and it was the first book of the series I read, I personally wish I had more exposure to the series before reading this book.  I have plans to change that in the new year.)

Who doesn’t want a cowboy for Christmas?  I know I would gladly take one.  Well, that might just be what the main character, Ellie Bell, will be getting for her Christmas gift.  And to top it off her cowboy could just be her best friend, Caleb Dalton.  

Ellie sets out to start moving on after her husband passed away but her plan may just bring gifts she wasn’t planning for and turning her life upsidedown at the same time.  While some parts of this book where a little slow for me.  I really did enjoy reading it and can’t wait to strart reading the complete series in the new year.  

Sorry for My Absence

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The Time is Now

This past weekend I had an eye opening experience.  I’m not 33 going on 34 like I was thinking.  I’m 3.5 months away from 35!  I know a age is only a number and you are only as old as you feel. Well this year I’m starting to feel like ninety. My knee hurts half the time and my foot hurts the other half. Okay, I’m getting off track now, time to get back to the point.

I’m closer to 35 than I am to 34 and I have nothing to show for it. I have no love of my life, no family of my own, and my job is only okay. The biggest excitement in my week is getting to watch all the hunky men on my crime and medical shows. I keep talking about making changes but it hit me this past weekend it’s time to end all the talking and start doing. I can talk till I’m blue in the face but if I don’t start doing I’ll be blue and need medical help and the ones in real life are nothing like the ones on tv. Trust me I work in a hospital and we have no McDreamy or McSteamy.

I’m almost 35 years old it is time for my passion to be at the forefront of my life. It doesn’t look like the white horse is showing up anytime soon and if it does with my luck it will empty. The prince will have fallen off the horse. And then I’ll have to go rescue him instead of him rescuing me.

My passion is my writing and it’s time to make my writing known. And maybe that’s by writing a book. After all part of me wants to. Hopefully next year at this time when 36 is staring me in the face I’ll have more to show for myself.