Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Flowers

Happy Friday!

I have another flower post today, but then I love flowers...I imagine many of us do though. What's not to love, huh? :)  These photos are actually taken from the same bouquet, but just on different days. The top photo is the most recent. I had to capture the beauty of the lily and share it once it bloomed out. Isn't it gorgeous?

Nature is extraordinary!

Have a great weekend :)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Book Spotlight: The Unbeknown

Just under a year ago, regular readers may remember, my Book Spotlight featured "The Lines of Tamar", the debut novel by Sheila Mughal. The previous review can be found here. It is a mystical thriller featuring biblical characters, a little folklore and some very well researched genealogy which I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

So I was delighted when I was asked to review Sheila's sequel novel - The Unbeknown. Like it's predecessor, this story is set in modern times but draws on many centuries of historical background to weave a tale that enthrals and enchants in equal measure.

Starting in 1793 with four young boys exploring a labyrinthine system of caverns and tunnels that hide a secret that cannot be revealed to the outside world, the story moves to the present day and follows the life of a young stage magician. How are his strange abilities linked to the happenings of centuries before? Embarking on a paranormal detective mission, his journey takes him to many places but it is the discoveries within himself that are the most revealing.

A mix of alien conspiracies, sacred scriptures, demonic conjuring and lost biblical prophecies are all pulled together to create a truly unique novel that was a pleasure to read.

The Unbeknown by Sheila Mughal is available on Amazon.

 *Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book for review. All opinions are mine.

Monday, May 08, 2017


This is my beautiful orchid :) My hubby gave it to me as a surprise gift about three weeks ago and it is still beautiful and thriving...fingers crossed ;-) I've always wanted to try growing and caring for an orchid, so I'm excited to give it a go. The flowers are seemingly so perfect that they don't look real. Orchids are just exquisite!

I'm been studying up on how to care for this beautiful plant. I love plants and gardening, so I'm hoping to develop a true green thumb like my mom had. She was a great gardener and could grow just about anything of the floral or vegetable variety.

I'll share updates from time to time about how the Yellow House orchid is doing ;-)

Have a great day and week!