A Walk in The Forest; a Cautionary Tale

A short essay by Joan M.   “I like to walk in the forest alone because I can walk as far as I want without anyone telling me to slow down or take a rest. Sometimes I will sit quietly under a tree and watch the small animals scamper around me. Chipmunks chase each other over…

Book Review – A Fatality In Spain

 by Blake Pierce, narrated by Kathleen Strecker An Audiobook Review by Jackie Houchin A FATALITY IN SPAIN, by Blake Pierce, is a crazy-wild mystery/romance that begins in Barcelona at the statue of a big cat and ends in Pamplona at the “Running of the Bulls”. Diana, on a tour of the world to find herself…

Book Review: To Provence, With Love

by T. A. Williams A Book Review by Jackie Houchin TO PROVENCE, WITH LOVE by T. A. Williams, is a novel set in the glorious Southern France countryside, with a solid plot and realistic characters. It has a bit of early Hollywood nostalgia, delectable French food and wines, friendly dog companions, and a reluctant romance.…

June #WordPrompt – OPEN

An Essay by Jackie Houchin For June the WordPress monthly #WordPrompt is OPEN.  Bloggers are to use the prompts as starting points for whatever they want to create to publish a new post. Here’s mine. “Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.” says the LORD to Israel in Psalm 81:10b A few months ago,…

Book Review: Clueless in Croatia

by Joy Skye, nararrated by Guy Barnes An Audiobook review by Jackie Houchin CLUELESS IN CROATIA  is typical of light romances. The first looks and look aways, the tingle at the touch of hands. The quickening of breath. The first kiss. But throw in a film star (Leonard) who can’t seem to get rid of…

Book Review: A Cruise to Die For

by Charlotte and Aaron Elkins A Audio-Book Review by Jackie Houchin In A CRUISE TO DIE FOR, Charlotte and Aaron Elkins (husband & wife team) have created a wonderful art world mystery with characters you’ll love (except the bad guys, of course) and a gorgeous super posh setting aboard a mega yacht in the beautiful…