Friday, June 17, 2011

The Lady of Bolton Hill


by Elizabeth Camden

Read the Back:
When Clara Endicott and Daniel Tremain’s worlds collide after twelve years apart, the spark that was once between them immediately reignites into a romance neither of them thought possible.

But time has changed them both.

Daniel is an industrial titan with powerful enemies. Clara is an idealistic journalist determined to defend underprivileged workers.

Can they withstand the cost of their convictions while their hearts – and lives – hang in the balance?

My Thoughts:
You definitely can’t judge this book by its cover. The image on the front does not fit the author’s description of Miss Clara Endicott’s personality one bit! I found this book captivating from the very start. You are introduced to Daniel as a boy and you learn about some of his and Clara’s back story before you are fast forwarded to 12 years in the future.

The passion with which these characters interact really made this story come to life for me. The author’s use of imagery also throws the reader into the action and drama as it unfolds. I found, however, that when the second, parallel storyline was introduced it initially disrupted the flow of the story line, but eventually it all came together nicely.

This book was a relatively quick read once I found the time to sit and just read it. A beautiful love story that will leave take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. The Lady of Bolton Hill was just a delight to read.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Danino Go Yogurt Drinks


As a mother of two young children, I find myself constantly struggling to find foods for my kids that are healthy, convenient, and that both of them like. I often find that the foods my kids like are hard for them to eat while we are on the go. Then, I stumbled upon Danino Go Yogurt Drinks. These are really convenient! I can bring them along easily and I simply grab a straw for each kid, poke it through the foil lid, and presto...instant mess-less breakfast or snack.

Danino Go comes in three flavors; Strawberry, Raspberry, and Strawberry Banana. I have only tried the strawberry banana yogurts with my kids and they slurp them right down. My oldest asks for a yogurt drink more often than for cookies or "treats" as she calls any other special/sugary food.

Another added bonus to these yogurt drinks is that they provide the calcium and dairy servings that my kids need. My children are NOT milk drinkers at all, but they love their yogurts & cheese.

Interesting fact: Danino Go is a source of calcium and vitamin D. A single 93 ml serving provides 3 g of protein! It also contains 30% less sugar than their original recipe did.

Overall, a great choice for busy moms on the go. I highly recommend them!