I love reading, Christian, Biographies, Autobiographies, Cookbooks, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Memoir, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Parenting, Marriage, Christian Counseling, Health, Natural and Herbal, Childcare and Teaching, Inspirational as well as Alaskan.

I prefer a printed copy that I can hold in my hands and become old friends with, but will also accept E-books in Kindle, PDF or Nook formats.

I am a Christian and seek to glorify my Lord. As such I will not read any erotic, paranormal, vampire, or such books. I also will stop reading any book that has bad language (Cursing and taking my Lord’s name in vain.), and books with gratuitous sex. This is one reason I have chosen to be associated with the Publishing Companies and the Authors that are on my site because I feel safe recommending them to others.

Audrey Grant

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Walk In The Woods ~ .5*

By Bill Bryson
I really looked forward to reading this book. I love hiking mountains (I have lived in Alaska for 30 years and LOVE hiking up here!) and long back packing trips. I have also read other books of people who have hiked the AT, so I was very excited to get it an get started.

This was my first time ever reading anything written by this Author. Sadly, it will also be my last.

I did not enjoy this book on three main levels. First and foremost for me was the way the author and his buddy treated other people. Especially women and people in small towns. They acted like they were ignorant, lower class citizens that they could mock, make fun of and even use as long as they got a good laugh out of it.

Second, this book was listed as a great fun read but he spent a large portion of the book writing as if it were a Science or a Social Studies Text Book! (This coming from a retired teacher!)Besides which, some of his "facts" are wrong. 

Third, and this is just personal preference here... there was absolutely no need for the vile, foul language. Ok, he and his friend are low class enough to actually talk like that and think that stuff is funny. But, a book that COULD have been recommended for teens and kids to educate them about an american treasure, I now have to protect my kids from. A real shame. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


This book "WHILE MY SOLDIER SERVES" is a treasure to be savored! It was hard for me to gulp it all down at once just so I could review it. NOW I get to go back and take my time, soaking in all the best bits into my very fibers of who I am to help (I hope and PRAY) make me a better Mother to My Soldier who has almost three more years left, IF he isn't led by God to re-up! 
Thank you, very much, for this book as it came at the very lowest point I have ever had as a Military Mom, I was struggling and you helped me regain my perspective!

I was offered this book to read on the condition of reading and giving a review of my honest opinion, I have done that here. I have received nothing other than the pleasure of reading this book.
***I reviewed this book for/on Net Galley.

Friday, March 20, 2015

FREE E-Book!

Today & Tomorrow, 

River of Fire by Darrell Case

Is FREE on Amazon kindle ebooks!
While I have not read this one yet, I feel safe in recommending you all download it and give it a try!

Mr. Case is a varied and interesting Author who always manages to surprise me, tug my heart, testify and teach of Christian life.

He has become a friend I trust while reviewing his books and that is a rare quality in todays world of Celebrity Authors.

Friday, March 13, 2015

America's Best Barbecue (Revised Edition)

Oh My Southern Taste Buds!

You may take the girl out of the south, and she may fall in love with her Alaskan home of 30 years but her heart and her taste buds will always have a Southern Drawl and a Spicy Kick.
This Cook Book in no way disappointed this down home cook. I have collected cookbooks for over 25 years. I have read many a BBQ books in that time but nothing as comprehensive as this!
This is on my wish list already! It will replace several on my shelves in just this one book.
This lovely book covers, meats, sauces, rubs, sides, extremes and even traditional deserts! 
I knew I had the real deal when the only cornbread had no flour and no sugar! Then my heart sang when they had banana pudding made with real custard, not Jell-o pudding! And finally I knew I had struck gold when I came upon fried pies... So they are peach and my Grandmother's used dried apples... At this point I could not squabble over a fruit choice.
I say 100% Success!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015


By Kara Tippetts

A book to Absorb!

This book hits close to home in many ways for me! In a lot of the chapters, change a few details, and it could very well be me writing the words.

I am learning we each have our own battle, challenge, or hard places to walk in life. Just because one is noticeable and dramatic does not make it any more or less impacting on my life than yours is on you.
God uses whatever HE alone sees each heart needs.

"...some through the fire, some through the flood, some through the water but all through the Blood! Some through great sorrow but God gives a song, in the night season and all the day long."

This is not a book you read but one you absorb into your very being praying it becomes a part of who you are as a person, wife and mother.

My, very mistaken, early review of this book within the first couple of chapters was amazement at how closely her "story" mirrored mine. I soon had to eat my words mixed with bitter tears of repentance for my cocky self absorption! MY pitiful tale is nothing next to what She and her family live each and every day.

I am thankful I found this book. I will be getting a hard copy asap as well as each of her other two books.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Miracle at Coffeeville by Darrell Case

When Darrell asked if I would read and review this, his newest book. I told him I would even though "Christmas Books" are usually not my cup of tea. "After all, as a Christian, when you have heard/read THE CHRISTMAS STORY... What's really left?

Yikes! My mouth! Of course, after he graciously mailed me his book anyway! And I sat down and...DEVOURED IT!

I immediately emailed him with a much humbled and humiliated attitude, a blessed heart, a rejoicing spirit, and a new excitement and anticipation I haven't had for Christmas in quite a while!

Thank you Bro. Darrell Case for obeying and following God's leading on when to write what next!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

My Favorite Bridge

It doesn't even have a name, just a #. It's barely the length of two or two & 1/2 cars, it's one of many identical short concrete bridges on the main road headed out of Dyersburg, TN to the outskirts, Roellen.
I was 14, TERRIFIED of water, bridges, drowning...As an assistant Pastor's oldest girl I KNEW I WAS LOST AND ON MY WAY TO HELL!
I had made professions before, but my heart never changed. "I KNEW WITH MY HEAD BUT COULDN'T TRUST IN MY HEART."
It finally reached a point I couldn't sleep from fear, everyone who tried to deal with me, I could take THEM through the Roman's Rd.
I don't have the exact date but it was a HOT, night in June,1983, & it was FOGGY (it added to my panic).

But Got moved the head knowledge to my heart that drive. As always, I was right behind Dad, hugging his headrest trying to see out.

Six Bridges to cross on the way home from Revival. 
(I'm very near sighted even w/ glasses.)
“Thump, Bump“ On Bridge One, and my heart is pounding in my ears! "Thump, Bump" BREATHE!

Me: "How can you see where you are going Dad? Aren't you scared!?"
Dad: "Several things, the headlights on the white and yellow lines help guide me. The Road Signs tell me what the next bit of the road is like. I have driven this road many, many times so I already KNOW what to expect so I can drive safer."
"Thump,da,Bump" BRIDGE TWO! My stomach flip flops.. Waaait for it...Thumpa, da Bump"! SAFE!!

But my brain is spinning. 
I'm scared of Bridges and Fog. TRUE
I can't see well, Period. TRUE
 I CAN'T get myself home. TRUE
 I'm trusting {FAITH} my Dad....
"Thump, thump" ( Bridge three)
...to get me home safe! TRUE

He's HUMAN and I trust him with my life.
He was MADE by GOD, I was made by GOD; SO HE HAS TO LOVE ME 100%!  

And my Heart Opened Like a Flower In The Son!
"Thump, Bump"