A Widow’s Hope by Vannetta Chapman

After Tragedy claimed her husband’s life and her son’s ability to walk, Hannah King doesn’t want a new man. She has her family, home, and mounting debts. Scarred Amish bachelor Jacob Schrock offers Hannah the job she desperately needs. But while Hannah helps Jacob resolve his accounting issues, can she and her little boy also heal his wounded heart?

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Author Vannetta Chapman

Vannetta is a very down to earth, caring person and a sweet friend to all who know her. She never lacks to bring touching stories that will warm the heart, even when sadness or loss is at the heart of a story.  You will really enjoy her Full of Grace Fiction. Her sweet and caring character shines through all her wonderful stories.

All her books are stories of light, hope, and truth. Stories that at least for a moment touch the deepest places in our heart.

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My Thoughts on this book…

A Widow’s Hope is a sweet and touching story of a young widow and her handicapped son and also a story about a young man who bears his own scars of his parent’s death. Though these two know each other from their past, they hardly thought they would see each other again. Will pain keep them from finding love? or will all the hurt from the past keep them apart?

I really liked the characters in this story, especially Hannah’s mother who seems to have some wisdom about things and is looking out for what is best for Hannah. Being a mom I can relate to her and her wanting to see her daughter not grieving for too long over the death of her husband. Also for her and her husbands love for Hannah and her son who now live with them.

This story touched my heart as I was/am grieving the loss of two of the most spiritual men in my life. Grief is not always hard to go through and letting go of the past and forging a new future is hard. Doing it with children seems even harder, though they are more resilient and more accepting of new things at times.

I believe anyone who is dealing with loss, grief or who deals with a disability would really grow from reading this story. It is a book for everyone in the family to enjoy! Vannetta as always brings us a heartwarming story for all ages. You won’t be disappointed by this first book in her Amish Brides series.

~ Linda Marie ~

 

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Alchemy of Herbs~Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal by Rosalee De La Foret

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Did you know there’s a powerful herbal medicine chest in your kitchen?

Alchemists of old sought to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Now, you can tap into that magic and transform common herbs and spices into incredible remedies that heal. What were once everyday foods and flavorings will become your personal kitchen apothecary.

Imagine being prepared for that next cold, scrape, headache, digestive issue, stressful day, or sleepless night with simple ingredients from your cupboard. Instead of pills, reach for:

Cinnamon Tea to soothe your throat . . . Garlic Hummus to support your immune system . . . Ginger Lemon Tea for cold and flu symptoms . . . Cayenne Salve to relieve sore muscles . . . Cardamom Chocolate Mousse Cake for heart health . . . A glass of Spiced Cold Brew Coffee as a powerful antioxidant . . .

In addition to offering dozens of inspiring recipes, herbalist Rosalee de la Forêt examines the history and modern-day use of 29 popular herbs, supporting their healing properties with both scientific studies and in-depth research into herbal energetics. You’ll learn how to match the properties of each plant to your own unique needs, for a truly personalized approach to health for you and your family.

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About the Author

Rosalee de la Forêt is passionate about helping people discover the world of herbalism and natural health. She is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, and as an herbal consultant she helps people find natural solutions to their chronic health problems. She also teaches extensively about herbalism internationally and as the Education Director at LearningHerbs. Rosalee is the author of numerous articles, e-books, and two online courses: The Taste of Herbs and Herbal Cold Care

Websites: www.HerbalRemediesAdvice.org and www.LearningHerbs.com

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I just love it when I am approved for a book and while I am doing more research for my review, I learn that Wow !!! It was just last week that I happened on the site Learning Herbs and spent lots of time there studying and learning…and here I am reviewing a book by the author who is on that site !!!  Blessing to me !!!

The Healing Art of Essential Oils A Guide to 50 Oils for Remedy, Ritual, and Everyday Use byKac Young, PhD

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Simple and potent, essential oils will transport you into a new world of aromatic awakening, physical healing, and natural delight. The Healing Art of Essential Oils is a comprehensive guide to fifty carefully selected oils, providing a master class in beneficial uses, blending suggestions, spiritual uses, background and history, cautions, names, ruling planet, and corresponding element.

Used for their spiritual and curative properties by cultures around the world for thousands of years, the essential oils presented here can help you achieve holistic wellness and personal enrichment. Discover how to use oils for physical and emotional healing. Explore how oils compliment chakra work and astrology. Learn which oils to purchase first and which to avoid. This book also includes recipes for pain remedies, aphrodisiacs, warding off coughs and colds, insect repellent, household cleaners, relaxation and stress relief, skin creams and moisturizers, weight loss rubs, and much more.

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About the Author

Formerly a producer and director in the television industry, Kac Young, PhD, observed the harmful effects of stress and unhealthy working conditions, leading her to earn a Doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy, a Doctorate in Natural Healing, and the title of Naturopathic Doctor as a third credential. She’s studied health, healing, biofeedback, past-life regression, Bach flowers, and Chinese Medicine, and she’s traveled to all parts of the world to study under respected healers and teachers. She runs a private practice where she consults with people who want to change their lifestyle, prolong their lives, and use as many natural products as possible in the process, helping people with weight loss, smoking cessation, addiction therapy as well as the healing of physical conditions and chronic issues.

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I have really enjoyed this book !  One reason being that it is something I have longed to learn about and the other is that it is filled with a lot of educational thoughts and facts.  I have enjoyed the history of essential oils and also learning how they are made.  I have been taking notes as I go through each section as there was much I wanted to retain in memory for future use. Also the links to the websites of reference I will be checking out in the near future.

I have been looking for a in depth book to learn about essential oils and their uses, I have found this book to be just that book I was looking for !  If you also would love to learn about essential oils, I hope you will look into this book for your library at home or your kindle.  I love kindle as it allows me to take my books with me everywhere I go.

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Disclaimer: I received a free kindle copy of this book via NetGalley for my unbiased review and have received no further compensation for doing so.