Saturday, September 20, 2014

Candy Aisle Crafts by Jodi Levine

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Blogging for Books program.  This book is adorable!  It is amazing the cute things that can be made out of a couple of pieces of candy.  The book is well laid out.  There are sections on the different kinds of candy that you can use.  There are a lot of pictures to help you know what to do.  The instructions are nice and easy to follow.  I can't wait to show this book to my kids!  I would give it 5/5 stars.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sweet: Our Best Cupcakes, Cookies, Candy and More by the Editors of Food Network Magazine

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Blogging for Books program.  I love this cookbook!  Every single recipe has a picture.  The index even has all of the pictures in it.  Everything looks delicious.  The recipes are simple and well laid out.  When necessary they have pictures showing the steps.  They even have a whole section on Fake-Out Cakes.  My kids are already planning on what they want for their next birthday.  This is a great cookbook, and I am super excited to use it!  I would give it 5/5 stars.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Match of Wits by Jen Turano

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House.  I always enjoy Jen Turano's books.  She has strong characters that like to charge into situations.   Agatha Watson is no different.  Agatha has a penchant for getting herself into difficult circumstances.  She also is good at getting herself out of sticky situations.  Agatha is traveling the west looking for stories for the newspaper that she writes for.  One night she discovers that her old crush, Zayne Beckett is in the same hotel.  Agatha convinces Zayne that he needs to return to his family in New York, and she returns with him.  Unfortunately, whoever had been sending her death threats still wants her dead.  Craziness ensues.  The characters are fun, if not always believable.  I always feel like I need to suspend belief when I read Turanos books, but the ride is so fun that it is worth it.  I would give this book 4/5 stars.