A BOOK REVIEW Of COWBOY UNDER FIRE: COWBOYS OF HOLIDAY RANCH

DSCN0285The book COWBOYS UNDER FIRE: COWBOYS OF HOLIDAY RANCH is a ROMANTIC suspense book by  Carla Cassidy, New York Times best selling author that keeps you guessing who done it until the end of the book.

PUBLISHER’S SYNOPSIS: 

The book COWBOYS UNDER FIRE: COWBOYS OF HOLIDAY RANCH  is about Forensic pathologist Patience Forbes is a whiz with the dead-it’s flesh-and-blood men who wreck equilibrium. And cowboy Forest Stevens isn’t fooled by the guarded beauty’s icy facade. So when she’s attacked, he appoints himself her personal bodyguard. Her very personal bodyguard…

Patience is determined to investigate mysterious bones on the Holiday Ranch-not fall into bed with her sexy protector. But Forest is too masculine, too willing to lay down his life for hers…and to set on living a different life from the one from the one she’s built. With danger closing in, can Forest tame the shrew before it’s too late?

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE BOOK:

I liked was the fact it started out slow then by the middle of the book the plot got really interesting. Also, I liked the fact that Patience had an icy attitude toward everyone and just wanted to dedicate herself to her job and her job only. I also liked the fact that Forest Stevens doesn’t give up on Patience but keeps persisting.

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE:

I didn’t like the fact that the new owner was introduced briefly and also mentioned the owner might sell the ranch and the workers might be out of a job. I didn’t like this because even though at the end of the book the murderer is revealed but it doesn’t mention if the new owner is going to sell or not. In my opinion, I thought the reader was left hanging and guessing what the new owner did. I also thought another book could have been written about the ranch being sold or not and on the workers if they kept their jobs or not. This could be another book. All in All, I thought the book kept you on the edge of your seat until the end of the book.

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*Please Note that Permission was given by e-mail from Harlequin to take pictures of the cover.*

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The Star Blogger Nominations

Hello my friends, I’m thrilled to announce I’m among the top 10 bloggers up for the Star Blogger Award. How How To Addict wanted to recognize interesting blogs and unique blogs.

I mentioned previously that I’m up for the Star Blogger Award. Well I would really appreciate your vote for WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) it is listed under Daisy Mae.  The link to vote is at: Star Blogger Award Nominations .  

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR VOTES. 

My Blog nomination is under Daisy Mae. Please help me and Vote for me. This Award would mean a lot to me.

My 2nd LIEBSTER award

 

 

THANKS cseveneaj for nominating me for my 2nd LIEBSTER Award. This is not only an honor but a pleasant surprise since this was unexpected. PENandPAPER has a great site and you should really check it out.

RULES FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD 

  1. Link back to the person who nominated you, also try to give a little promotion of their blog.
  2. Give 10 fun facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate 5-11 bloggers.

FACTS ABOUT ME

  1.  I don’t know how to cook.
  2. I love Hot Wings.
  3. I like playing with my cat.
  4. I hate snakes
  5. I met Maya Angelou when I was in College
  6. I’m very leery of dogs I don’t know since getting bit by a dog.
  7.  When I was in college, I drew my one dog who was an Alaskan Malamute.
  8. I like planting flowers.
  9. I am a family oriented person.
  10.  I like entering contests just to see if I can win and sometimes I do win.🙂🙂

MY NOMINEES ARE:

EVERYONE🙂🙂

You saw right, my nominees are EVERYONE. I believe every blogger has their own unique abilities of writing on their own blog(s). Every blogger should be recognized someway.

THANKS AGAIN PENandPAPER

Thanks for all your love and support my friends.

 

Choices: Good And Bad

 

Above are examples of choices. On the left, someone is choosing to go into the service and on the right a bear choosing to get something to eat in someone’s backyard. Both examples are risky choices.

We are given the ability to have choices to teach us responsibility. From a young age we are taught Right from wrong. When we get to our Pre-teen and teenage years, we choose for ourselves. Sometimes we make the right choice and sometimes we make the wrong choice.  Sometimes we regret the bad choices we make.

So before we make a choice be sure to think it through before you choose to go that way.  There is always a risk involved with whatever you choose but sometimes the risk pays off and sometimes it doesn’t.

If you don’t want to choose the wrong choice, here are some tips you can go by:

  1. Don’t hang out with the wrong crowd.
  2. Before making your choice think it through.
  3. Write the Pros down.
  4. Write the Cons down.
  5. Weigh the Pros and Cons.

You’ll find if you do some or all of these steps, it will help you make the best choice. However, remember animals don’t have this luxury.

By: Crystal Stewart

Please Note: If you have other tips you want to mention, please let me know in the Comment Section.

Please Note: Link is from bing.com

What The Colors Of The American Flag Really Mean!?

After writing  a poem called WHAT THE COLORS OF THE AMERICAN FLAG MEAN TO ME, I thought it would be interesting to find out what the colors really mean. So below are some links that will show you what they mean and the links are: What do the colors of the Flag mean,  What do the colors of the flag mean and  What does the colors of the flag mean(Google Search)  . The last link I provided has several links you can choose from.  Below are screenshots of What do the colors of the Flag mean?

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WHAT MEETING MAYA ANGELOU DID FOR ME

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A POEM CALLED “You are the apple of God’s eye” WAS GIVEN TO ME BY MY PARENTS. THIS POEM IS BY A UNKNOWN AUTHOR.

When I went to Clarion University Of Pennsylvania  almost 24 years ago, something really big and incredible  happened other than graduation. It was a highlight in my college life and lifetime I don’t think I’ll ever forget. Maybe because it was encouraging to meet someone famous that was not only minority but she was black and really had to work at what she got. I was encouraged by this and it made me want to pursue my dreams and not be a quitter. The woman’s name was none other than Maya Angelou.

Meeting Maya Angelou was not only inspiring but exciting too. Before meeting Maya Angelou, I was determined to reach my goals but after meeting Maya Angelou and hearing her story, I was even more determined. Also, it was nice to hear that you weren’t alone and that other people had either the same concerns or similar concerns.

After meeting Maya Angelou, I went through a phase of writing poems. I even had some of them published in a book with other people’s poems from the college.

I would like to tell you a little bit about Maya Angelou and if you read below, you will see a brief synopsis of who Maya Angelou is and what she has done.

Maya Angelou was an “American Poet, memoirist and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.”

Maya Angelou had several poems and quotes. I’ve read some of the quotes and they’re quite good. Some of her quotes are quite encouraging.

In my opinion, when you smile you encourage someone and that will not only help them but also help you. A smile goes a long way in encouraging someone and lifting someone’s spirits. Not to mention, a smile is contagious so it will help you and help the people who are around you. So Smile.

There are many links you can go to on Maya Angelou and I am only going to list a few and they are: Maya Angelou(Wikipedia)Maya Angelou(Official Site)Maya Angelou(Biography) and Maya Angelou(Bing Search). Also, some links for Maya Angelou’s poetry are: Maya Angelou Poetry Links and Maya Angelou Poetry Links-Wikipedia. I think you will find these links interesting and informative.

Meeting Maya Angelou encouraged me to continue to be determined, ambitious, not be a quitter and to pursue my dreams when people tell me I can’t do something.

I encourage everyone to continue to be determined, to be ambitious, not to be a quitter and to pursue your dreams and not quit when things get rough. Remember, it’s just a stepping stone and teaching tool when things get rough and there will be times it will get rough.

When things get rough and you need a friend to talk to, try talking to your cat and if you don’t have a cat talk to your pet. It might sound crazy but it helps and they don’t talk back. Also, if you don’t have a pet to talk to, talking to a stuffed animal helps too. So pick yourself up and continue doing what you’re doing. You’ll eventually finish what  you started. I know I did and I eventually reached some of my goals.

I could say meeting Maya Angelou was a dream come true but the truth is, my only dreams and goals at the time was graduating from college. Meeting Maya Angelou was just a way to make me more determined to reach my goals what ever they may be.

I  think a good way to end this post  is with some Maya Angelou quotes. Below are some quotes by Maya Angelou and they are:

  1. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
  2. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
  3. “If you have only one smile today in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be grumpy at home, then go out in the street and start “Good Morning” at total strangers.”
  4. “A SMILE IS THE PRETTIEST THING YOU CAN WEAR”

If you think about the above quotes, they all ring true one way or another. Also if you think you’re having a bad day, there is probably someone out there who is having a worse day than you. So stop having pity parties for yourself and stop moping around because there will always be someone having a worse day than you.

I’m not saying you can’t have a good cry when something doesn’t turn out the way you had planned,  a good rant when you get angry and even vent when you have things bottled up inside you. Actually, sometimes it ‘s good to talk or vent because once you do, you will feel so much better.

I have previously  put some links in this post that you can go to read about Maya Angelou and below are two more Maya Angelou links.  Here are the other two links for Maya Angelou quotes and they are: Maya Angelou Quotes and Maya Angelou Encouraging Quotes.

If you have a similar story please let me know by using the contact form below.

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UPDATE: POST PUBLISHED ON CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE CALLED SUNRISES AND SUNSETS: IN PHOTOS PLUS SOME OTHER POSTS THAT WERE REBLOGGED

UPDATE:

I did some blogging and reblogging on my new site, CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I also just published another picture blog called SUNRISES AND SUNSETS: IN PHOTOS. I think in my opinion these blogs are pretty good.

On your dashboard under Links then hitting All Links, you’ll find both of my sites and their Links. If you don’t want to bother with that, here is the link for CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE.

Thanks to Everyone who has visited the site. I hope you follow it too.