“I’m a little teapot . . . “

teatotps3 006 I picture in my mind, this dandy teapot, sitting in a cozy kitchen, on a table for two . . . maybe, a vase full of colorful flowers sits in the center of the table and a sunshiny, yellow tablecloth is spread out across the table. A sweet, grandmother lady is bustling about the kitchen, chattering to her lifelong friend, or possibly a granddaughter, as she pulls chocolate chip cookies, hot out of the oven and waits for the tea kettle, on the stove, to whistle merrily. Oh! Did I mention, it’s springtime?

“A quarter past three,” she exclaimed, catching sight of the bedside clock. “What a time to be drinking tea!”

“Anytime,” Harold told her, “is time to be drinking tea.” Miss Read

“I’m a little teapot . . . “

tea potTechnically, this isn’t a teapot, it’s a tealight candle holder. I like it and it has a story, so I decide to include it in my “I’m a little teapot,” series. This sweet teapot belonged to Miss Peggy. Miss Peggy was a lovely lady from England who was also a war bride. Miss Peggy was also the mother of a friend of mine, that’s how I met Miss Peggy. Anyway, when Miss Peggy passed away, her daughter, Janice, gave me this teapot. Janice told me it sat on her coffee table and Janice thought Miss Peggy would want me to have it. I was touched and honored.

Oh my goodness! I just downloaded it on my kindle!

I am so excited! I love Raleigh Harmon and Sibella Giorello has released a new Raleigh Harmon mystery.

“STONE AND SPARK” is available. That’s right. I have it on my kindle. YAY! Raleigh Harmon is an FBI agent and a forensics geologist. Did I spell that right? I guess I did, the spell check is okay with it. Anyway, the Raleigh mysteries are great stories. Check out her website at: http://www.sibellagiorello.com

I will leave you with a list of the Raleigh Harmon mysteries. Hopefully they are in the correct order.

1.) The Stones Cry Out

2.) The Rivers Run Dry

3.) The Clouds Roll Away

4.) The Mountains Bow Down

5.) The Stars Shine Bright

6.) Stone and Spark

Read them and enjoy!


The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate

teacup 002 I liked Tandi, baggage and all! If I was to describe Tandi in one word I would describe her as, thirsty. Tandi leaves Texas with her two children and rents a cottage on Hatteras Island. She’s a struggling single mother. When her neighbor, Iola Anne passes away, Tandi is hired to clean the historic home where Iola resided. In the process, Tandi discovers a “prayer box.” As Tandi begins to read the life journey of Iola, she discovers Iola was a woman of faith, blessing those around her in ways they never knew. This was such a good story. I cried at the end. It was the first time I had read a book by Lisa Wingate and I will continue to read her books in the future.

Runaway Saint by Lisa Samson

I can always count on Lisa Samson to write a good story and “Runaway Saint,” is another good one!  I liked all the characters in this story . . . the eccentric . . . the quirky . . . and, I want to add, Sara and Finn own an interesting business.

Well, when Sara was a child, Aunt Bel, traveled to Kazakhstan on a summer mission trip and did not return. Family? What can you say about family? And this family is no exception, a family with secrets. Now, many years later, Aunt Bel arrives unexpectedly and ends up living with Sara and Finn. As the days pass, life, always interesting, stories unfold, and secrets are revealed. If you like stories about families, this is the book for you. This book has so much interesting “Stuff” in it. I liked it.