Dear Future Me…

539850_943706418999338_3832490401574787463_nwhat do i want? if i started writing what i want and what i’m dreaming of, i think the first reaction of anyone who will read it will be laughing, i’m 99,9% sure this will happen. Do i dare to voice my deepest thoughts and dreams?  NO,but i’ll write them down maybe someday in the future ,when i’m wiser, i’ll read them and laugh too. So here goes:

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like any girl i always dreamed of the perfect man -as a husband of course- my perfect man would come from a far away lands,has no knowledge of my traditions and social life or my language but of course share the same beliefs that i was raised to believe in. love should be there (not the fiction books kind of love), And he should be an athlete -not a jock- maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

9eb5b7941c18dfe06d91f63775e377afNow that we covered the life partner we will need a home. it would be a log house in new zealand, Ireland, Scotland or the english countryside. My dream house is a small cabin in the mountains or a farm house with a red barn for a horse or two, a cow, a goat and some sheeps, and a beautiful dog to watch them. And a small piece of land to grow my own fruits and vegetables.

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now that we settled in, i need a job. my dream job is to OWN a library and sit in it all day long ,reading as much as i can while spreading the knowledge to whoever loves reading like me. To go to that library from my secluded house i’ll need a car, a small truck would be great, i won’t be picky about the models it will be perfect as long as it takes me where i want to go.

these are my dreams,wishes, life goals, or what i need to call a life .

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Fairytale

fairytale_landscape_by_reinmar84-d6uaii7.jpgMy dilemma is that i love reading stories. ever since i was a little girl this was the only hobby i could enjoy. growing up i realised that i wanted more than comic books and fairytales so i started looking for alternatives. i stumbled across a new kind of stories,not real literature but not bad stories, that was in the beginning of my teenage years, so i read what i could find of those but along with it i read the real genuine literature. so as i grew older i could tell the difference between a trashy story and a good novel or a play. now that the language barrier has vanished i still find myself reading the trashy stuff not knowing how bad they are but i stop reading when i realise my misjudgment. but sometimes i find a nice heartwarming story among the filth and that’s why I keep going back digging for a nice tale that would put a smile on my face and takes me away from my chaotic world.

WISH LIST

-living in farm house in the countryside .

-traveling by train.

-climbing a  mountain & hiking in all sorts of wilderness .

-work in a library.9eb5b7941c18dfe06d91f63775e377af

Penny for your thoughts

“Penny for your thoughts” he said. You don’t have to give me anything for my thoughts they’re yours for free. In fact, you’re already in them, you’re there every time I close my eyes, in every beautiful landscape I see and takes my breath away and wish I could share with you, every log house or a small cabin I admire and wish secretly it was mine I imagine the two of us living in it, you don’t have to pay for my thoughts , you are my thoughts!

Stars & Reviews

And they were married by Florence Morse Kingsley ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sweet little tale about two people preparing to enter the married life and their difficulties and joy in experiencing its ups and downs.

Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope ⭐️⭐️⭐️
What a saga! Full of details about everything and so many unnecessary repetition-including sentences- which is obviously Trollop’s style. But unlike Rachel Ray, this book has more romance even if it’s came very late at the book. Thank Goodness for audiobooks, for I would never read a Trollop book, the librivox narrator of this book was very good.

Christmas diamond by Hallee Bridgeman ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sweet nice and short romance that revolves around one of my favorite subjects, I love all kinds of aircrafts and dream of flying one someday.

A holland kiss by Dawn Michelle ⭐️⭐️
I liked Dutch and tulip story and scenes but nothing else was interesting or romantic.

Bride of Paradise Mail Order Ministers Book One By Katie Crabapple ⭐️⭐️
I liked the plot but the preaching was very heavy, it is a chrisitan romance after all.

BAH, HUMBUG Heather Horrocks ⭐️⭐️
Romantic with little comedy and a happy ending.

A Crazy Little Winter Vacay by Rena Manse
Fast paced clean romance, too fast maybe.

Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollop ⭐️⭐️
Very little romance and a lot of everything else. It has a little bit of a Jane Austen sense, the thorough description of everything and everyone, the social differences, the needless repetition…etc.

A Trip Back to Snowy Pines by Lisa Pendergrass ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Really good but very short. I wished it was longer because the story is so sweet and meaningful.

Mail Order Bride: DEVOTED (Frontier Love Book 1) by Terri Grace ⭐️⭐️
An okay read. This is part of three installments about one mail order bride, it’s filled with unbelievable events that take place in a very short time, and ends with a promise of more.

Dream Wife By Mario V. Farina ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sweet short story that will leave you with some questions and a smile.

The Mask by Florence Irwin ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I wouldn’t call it a romance, it’s very heavy and too intense to be a romantic story. I liked it, it’s really good, but I wouldn’t read it again.

Loving the soldier by Erica Millard ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The plot was very realistic and very intense, the writing style and the personal experiences made it more vivid. Even with the a slight repetition of facts and thoughts, and the need of a little bit more editing, this book was really good, romantic and satisfying.

THE BOSS’S LITTLE MIRACLE by Barbara McMahon ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Emotional and romantic, the story was very interesting. The characters were very well developed and the writing style was really good.

Love’s Dream Betty McLain ⭐️⭐️
Nice plot but the writing felt a little bit juvenile. The writing style wasn’t very interesting, the author was trying to fill up the book by detailing and repeating everything.

Gertrude’s Grace A Short Regency Romance uh…Comedy by Jaimey Grant ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I liked the humor but Gertrude’s incidents were a bit too much. I also liked that the hero wasn’t perfectly perfect, he was perfect in his own way.

For the Woman He Loved p.d.r. lindsay ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Very sweet short story, romantic and realistic at the same time.

Knitwits p.d.r. lindsay ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I enjoyed this short story, it was funny and had a small touch of romance.

When a man marries by Mary Roberts Rinehart ⭐️⭐️
Childish heroine and poor attempt at humor. The heroine seemed like a teenager caught in a lie made by her friends, inexperienced and spoiled child who doesn’t know how to do anything. The writing style wasn’t very good either, the author kept bringing up unexplained events and saying “but that will come up later in the story”.

Lake of destiny Martina boone⭐️⭐️
While I liked the plot and the setting, I didn’t care much for the writing style. Maybe I would have liked it if it wasn’t too wordy repeating the same thing over and over again, and if the hero wasn’t portrayed as a demigod.

A Dangerous Tune A Contemporary Romantic Mystery by Rosemary Carr & Evan Asher ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I liked that it was a clean romance but the mystery was easy to figure out, I figured who’s after the heroine from the very beginning and the hero’s secret wasn’t hard to conclude from stuff he mentioned, and the romance wasn’t very interesting or romantic.

Wanted: A husband by Samuel Hopkins Adams ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cheesy in a good way. Probably the cheesiest classic romance I’ve read. I laughed so much and enjoyed the whole book from beginning to end.

Unopened – Deploying Faith Volume 1 Michelle Lynn Brown ⭐️⭐️
The first chapter was the best, after that it was a long and painful state of agony and misunderstandings between the two main characters, which ended after one couples counseling session.

Northanger Abby Jane Austen ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Nice plot and enjoyable story with a happy ending. What I didn’t understand is why Austen took all sense from every man except Mr.Tilney and his father(even he was a disappointment at the end) Most of the men in this book are blind to see how obnoxious the women of their choices are! Or so full of themselves to acknowledge a rejection.
With this book I have read the majority of Austen’s books, and I am sorry if this will offend her fans but I think she is overrated! If she was one of today’s authors, readers would be complaining about how much she dragged her plots and her detailed description of literally everything.

Bookholic Reviews

Mansfield park⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Austen tends to go on and on about describing a place or a character, it wasn’t any different here but at least I enjoyed the story.

Jamaica inn ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mystery, crime and a little bit of romance, great combination and very interesting characters. And the end was good too. I just wished there was more romance but the book wasn’t a romance novel.

ADOPTED: FAMILY IN A MILLION ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Oh so sweet and full of passion! And without the need to be graphically descriptive. Today’s romance authors should read McMahon’s books and take notes, because -for me- she’s one of the best contemporary romance authors. The book was good, but I felt like it needed more research about overseas countries.

Sylvie’s cowboy ⭐️⭐️
It went very well with a good story line and nice character development and even a nice dose of humor that made me laugh out loud…until it all came down crashing when the author decided to kill one of the good guys, a character I really liked from the get go. So I stopped reading at this point because this ruined the whole book for me.

Tempting Gabe ⭐️
I was ready to overlook the robotic narrator but the book wasn’t better. Poor writing style and obnoxious characters.

Patricia Brent, A spinster ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Lovely sweet romance, nice characters with some humorous moments. I liked the plot and the ending was very satisfying.

Lou’s Tattoos, A Comedy of Errors ⭐️
There was many things that I didn’t like but my main dislike was that I expected more romance and less characters.

WINTER IN SWEET WATER COUNTY CIARA KNIGHT ⭐️⭐️
It started well, nice plot and and promising romance. But then it got weird and some of it didn’t really make sense. The repetition of how everyone is feeling and thinking didn’t help, plus there was way too many “heck” and “geesh” -is that a word?- through out the book.

Spring IN SWEET WATER COUNTY CIARA KNIGHT⭐️⭐️
An okay read at best. Nothing special or interesting, and like the first book there was some weirdness in it but not as much as the first book.

Love and potato chips ⭐️⭐️⭐️
It has a lot of typos and needs more editing but the writing style is good. Despite the title it wasn’t all about love, there was a lot of childhood flashbacks and most of them didn’t relate to the romance in the story. Too many events took place in the plot so the romance was less than enough.

The daredevil tycoon ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I liked that it was a clean -with no graphic scenes- story. The plot was dominated by air ballooning, and the romance was not as good as other books by the author.

Books and Reviews

Stormsurge Shawna Lynn Brooks ⭐️⭐️
I didn’t like it. It started well until the two main characters in this romance finally got together. From there it was a cliche after another, except for some funny lines here and there.

Guardian Angels By Janet Kaderli ⭐️⭐️
Hardly a romance. It felt like reading a journal, it dragged on so I stopped reading half way through. The plot is very common and predictable, there wasn’t anything interesting in this book.

A room with a view ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I liked the story and the sight seeing description. I thought it was a little bit philosophical at some parts but it wasn’t heavy. The book is really enjoyable and I highly recommend it.

Madam, will you talk ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is a genre I never thought I would enjoy. Crime is not a favorite genre but I really enjoyed this book. The romance was very sparse but really good and the plot got a bit too predictable for a classic book.

Special delivery by Linda Goodnight ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is a Christian romance, heavy with religion and preaching. I liked the romance though, and the baby was very well written.

Emily Fox Seaton ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Very well written novel about an angelic woman who is so innocent that everyone calls her foolish and stupid. I loved Emily and feared for her life because the author built up a sense of suspense and it was very intense for me. My only disappointment is that there was not enough romance, and it’s not because the author can’t write it, she wrote very well but it was just a couple of moments that kept me hoping for more.

Cowboy to the Rescue by Linda Ford ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Really nice enjoyable western romance, especially with the little girls. But it needs more historical research and some editing. And I have to confess that I skipped some of it due to the unnecessary repetition.

Persuasion Jane Austen
I loved the movie more. The book seemed about everything but Ann and Wentworth, the family, the parties, each individual and how they feel! But it’s a Jane Austen book and I’m glad I finally read it. Even though I felt like crying at the end of it because she found her happily ever after and I haven’t, yet.

Kiss me under the moonlight Lindzee Armstrong ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I really liked this one, no cliches, not wordy and the suspense was very interesting. Don’t be fooled by the cute name and the romantic cover, there’s more than romance in this book.

Temptation In Maverick County A Western Romance Novel by Evelyn Boyett ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Well written western and the multiple POVs are nice and refreshing, but the romance felt forced and unbelievable. And what little romance that was there can only be found in the saloon. I liked the leading characters but I loved the secondary more, like Travis and Mayme.

Spies of London ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Good plot and well written characters. The romance was very slow but the suspense was nice. The style of writing reminded me of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen.

Books Reviewed by me

Christmas at The Heartbreak Cafe Melissa Hill ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Nice women fiction with a little bit of romance. The writing style was good, the setting is perfect -I love Ireland- and the plot was interesting.

A Weekend in Venice ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Even though it was felt like reading a travel guide, the novel was good and I enjoyed the romantic part of it, but not the detailed description of Venice.

Duel with destiny ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I enjoyed it but there are some things that made me give it three instead of five stars. The writing style is good and the plot is not typical but I wished there was more concentration on the two main characters from the first book instead of inserting the story of another couple.

Accidentally married ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Funny, witty and clean romance. I enjoyed it despite the numerous cliches and the fact that I managed to predict some of it.

Last Play Taylor Hart ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Really nice plot and well written characters and setting but it’s desperately in need of an editor, I couldn’t help noting some weird stuff as I was reading it. But it was a nice read.

The Virginian ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
What a book, it will stay with me for a long long time. Western in every page and romantic in some. The characters are magnificent and the plot is very well portrayed till the very last page. Mr. Wister is one of a few male authors who succeeded at writing a passionate romance -my favorite genre- and a very enjoyable western, my second favorite genre.

No Goodbyes Sandra E. Sinclair ⭐️⭐️
Too much for a short one
The plot had potential but the result was very disappointing.
It’s a romance, the two main characters fell head over heals in “like” very shortly after their first meeting, but it took almost more than half the story to see real romance. And even then it wasn’t romantic at all. The womenfolk in the male protagonist’s family seemed to be cursed, his grandmother died young, then his own mother dies young and last but not least his wife dies young. And for good measure, another crying widower with his little children was visiting his young wife’s grave while Rafe was visiting his. I don’t think Marybeth will last long.

Cadence Clara Kincaid⭐️⭐️⭐️
Nice plot but the beginning of it wasn’t very convincing. A woman wants to escape because she misses her sister, even though there’s a forced marriage which would have been a better reason. Then she becomes wanted for slapping a man!! The rest of the book was better though, I enjoyed reading it.

Rose Red.An Everland Ever After Christmas Tale Caroline Lee ⭐️
I really wanted to read this one but couldn’t finish it. Didn’t like the writing style, it felt so immature. There was too much thinking in the middle of a conversation which is really annoying and distracting. The plot has potential but the author didn’t deliver.

LANDRY’S BACK IN TOWN
by Margery Scott ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Nicely written romance with decent plot and likable characters. It was clean even though the author emphasized on the “lust” more than the “love”, but in the end it wasn’t a bad read.

Sherwood Mail Order Brides. Emily Woods ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I enjoyed the story in the first book even with the few typos in it . The second book was better and I liked it. The third one ,though, wasn’t as good as the first two but it wasn’t a bad read either. The forth which is the first book in a different series was the best! it was funny -especially Pearl’s character- and it was a very enjoyable fast paced read.

Love

Are there any books about what falling in love is really like? Not fiction characters or perfect plot, just what really happens when you fall in love and struggle to stay in love because it’s the real world and it’s hard to stay in love forever without being faced with challenges and forced to make sacrifices along the way. I want to know what falling in love is like because I don’t know anything about it, never had the privilege to experience the life changing feeling when your whole world turns upside down. I’ve read books about it, heard songs about it and watched movies about it, now I want to know the real thing.

Another one

This is way too good to be true! I just finished watching Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and thought to myself “why didn’t they do her -the villain- in the game’s Disney event?” And again, opened the game to this 👇🏻

Too much 😂

Disney coincidence

So, I play this designing game and we’re having a Disney event right now. Before I play today I saw a clip from the Little Mermaid and saw the villain and thought maybe they’ll do her in this event, then I opened the game and what do you know!!! Today’s challenge is about the villain from the Little Mermaid!!! Weird!

Middle age surprise

So I just found out that I’m a middle aged woman! I don’t feel like I’m a woman yet – I still refer to myself as a girl- let alone a middle aged one! I feel like someone watching a movie, but instead of watching it from the beginning I have to watch from the middle because there is no beginning. I don’t feel like I started living I’m still waiting for my life to start but here I am already in the middle of it!