Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Nashville Eats by Jennifer Justus - my review

Nashville Eats: Hot Chicken, Buttermilk Biscuits, and 100 More Southern Recipes from Music City by Jennifer Justus  is a FUN cookbook chockful of great recipes! Plus the author shares wonderful stories of Nashville, the people, music, history, along with the food! All of this in a cookbook with recipes that sound so good it'll make you slap your mama (VERY good).
 I can't wait to try the Beaten Biscuits, Redeye Gravy (for hubby), Country Ham Salad,The Nashville Burger, Venison Chili, Grant's Nashville Pan-Fried Catfish, Tomato Pie, and the Strawberry Jam recipes! There are so many YUMMY sounding recipes included in this book it is hard to decide what to try first.

I enjoyed the pictures and trivia she has included as well, it is NOT just a cookbook, but so much more. A must have for all who love cooking, Nashville, or country music. As for me, I'm fixin' to go try out one of these fabulous recipes!

I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
Look for this on the shelves on October 6, 2015

Forgiven by Terri Roberts - my review

Forgiven: The Amish School Shooting, A Mother's Love, And a Story of Remarkable Grace by Terri Roberts is an awesome TRUE story of forgiveness.
I remember where I was at when I heard of the shootings at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, and how I stopped to pray for all the families involved. I couldn't imagine being the mother of either, one of the girls shot on that day, or the mother of the shooter. My heart and prayers went out to both on that sad day, and still does.

Terri Roberts is the mother of Charles Roberts, who the world knows as the man that walked into an Amish school in 2006 and shot 10 little girls, killing 5, and then himself. She remembers the loving, caring son she raised, how could he have done such a thing? How can SHE forgive her son?

The Amish, show the family and the world what forgiveness is. As God says in his word, we MUST forgive to be forgiven. This is such a heart-warming book written by a broken-hearted mother as she tells how the broken-hearted families helped her. I cried as I read her story, of what forgiveness can do.

I highly recommend this book to everyone, as it an awesome story of the miracle of forgiveness!  Look for it on the shelves October 6, 2015

I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from Bethany House Publishing and LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review.