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sanctuarySanctuary by Pauline Creeden

“Left Behind for the Hunger Games Generation”
In a heart-racing thriller described as Falling Skies meets The Walking Dead, Jennie struggles to find a safe place for what’s left of her family. But it seems as though there is no place sacred, no place secure. First the aliens attacked the sun, making it dimmer, weaker, and half what it used to be. Then they attacked the water supply, killing one-third of Earth’s population with a bitter contaminate. And when they unleash a new terror on humankind, the victims will wish for death, but will not find it…When the world shatters to pieces around her, will Jennie find the strength she needs to keep going?

 

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Praise for Sanctuary
“Pauline Creeden managed to mix more genres into one book than I could possibly imagine. The overall concept, aliens attacking the earth, is straight out of Science Fiction, but then you throw in a few zombies and post-apocalyptic fiction with how the dead/sick humans are acting. Overall, the entire story was charged with the adrenaline and thrills of a suspense/thriller novel, but the mood was terrifyingly eerie like a Horror story. There was almost too much sensory information for my primitive human brain to handle. Still, all of these genres combined made for one unique and fascinating story. This kind of book is of the same flavor as The Hunger Games with its originality, which I really appreciated.” – Katelyn Hensel for Readers’ Favorite

“Sanctuary is a fast-paced Christian fantasy thriller that is original and quite entertaining. The story revolves around Jennie and her family, Pastor Billy and his wife, and two brothers who are polar opposites of each other. Each chapter is presented in the point of view of Jennie, Brad or Hugh (the brothers), which gives Pauline Creeden’s Sanctuary, a multidimensional feel. The three different story-lines merge into a full-fledged fantasy/horror novel that never sags or lets up on the action. While there are Christian themes present in Sanctuary, and Jennie’s faith is an important part of who she is, I, a non-Christian, did not feel I was being preached to or proselytized. I recommend Pauline Creeden’s Sanctuary — it’s well-written and a lot of fun to read.” – Jack Magnus for Readers Favorite

 

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PaulineAuthor Pauline Creeden

In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.

Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been a #1 Bestseller in Christian Fantasy and been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. Her debut novel, Sanctuary has already been nominated for two awards in YA Science Fiction.

One of Pauline’s short stories has won the CCW Short Story contest. Other short stories have been published in Fear & Trembling Magazine, Obsidian River and Avenir Eclectia. An urban fantasy short will appear in The Book of Sylvari: An Anthology of Elves from Port Yonder Press, and a vampire short will appear in Monsters! from Diminished Media Group.

 

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A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:

Why on earth did I write a Christian novel that has both aliens and zombies in it?

When I was a teen/young adult and my faith was wavering at best, there were several movies out with the likely design to shake faith even more. End of the world movies were in their hay day. Alien invasion was another big one. And I couldn’t help but wonder. If something like this actually happened, would anyone be able to maintain their faith?

And now today, Zombies are on the rise.

Could aliens be reconciled with the Bible? Zombies? This is the purpose of Sanctuary.

Because of its poetic nature, the book of Revelation lends itself to a plethora of interpretation. I am not saying that my book is the only true possibility, but it could be one. Could not demons be misinterpreted as alien life forms? Might not Satan use this mirage to his advantage to explain the bitter water or the blotting out of the sun, moon, and stars? And then there’s Revelation 9:6 – “And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.”

Zombies?

If anyone reading this book at least opens themselves up to the fact that yes, a biblical interpretation could resolve the problems between faith and an apocalyptic reality, then Sanctuary has completed its purpose.

EXCERPT:

When Jennie reached the back door, she saw them. Four large dog-like creatures with pinched faces like bulldogs and lion-like manes. They snarled, and one of them leapt at the window on the top half of the door when it saw her. Jennie jumped back and fell hard on the cold tile floor. The bottle of painkiller bounced across the kitchen tiles. The creature slammed against the window a second time, cracking it. She blinked hard. Her heart sunk, and the hairs on her arms stood on end. A horrendous gargling howl rent the air, causing a shiver down her spine. She held her breath and waited for the creature to slam into the door again.

“What on earth?” she whispered to herself.

When the third attempt never came, she scrambled toward the door. Blinking hard, she used the door knob to help herself stand. Out the cracked window, her mother was still out of sight, but the last of the dogs headed across the field behind her backyard.

“MOM?” Jennie called out.

The rumbling faded, and the vibrations in her chest receded with the dogs. She pulled open the door and rushed onto their back deck. “Mom, where are you?”

When she reached the banister, she looked over the side. Her mom lay sprawled with one hand on the lattice. Blood gushed from Mom’s leg and her opposite arm. Jennie’s ears rang and flooded with every beat of her heart.

Jennie didn’t know how she got to the second floor of her house, but she found herself shaking her sleeping father. How had he slept through the rumbling? “Outside, it’s Mom…”

Her father leapt from the bed. Mickey, her little brother, lay asleep and undisturbed. Dad ran down the stairs and outside in his flannel pajama bottoms and white t-shirt. He scooped Mom up to his chest and carried her inside. Blood stained his shirt in crimson.

“Jennie, call 911!” Her father had said it at least three times before it finally registered in her brain.

She pulled the cell phone from her pocket, but it refused to connect. With a groan, she grabbed the cordless from the wall receiver, glad her heart stopped pounding in her head so she could hear.

“All operators are busy at this time,” a mechanical voice deadpanned, “Please stay on the line, and the next available operator will take your call.”

“They have me on hold, Dad. Should I hang up and try again?” She held the phone in both hands away from her face.

“No, just stay on the line.” Her father lifted the shredded jeans from Mom’s leg. “It looks like a shark bite. What on earth happened?”

Jennie took in the damage through tear-filled eyes. A huge chunk was taken from her mother’s calf, exposing the fibrous tendons that covered the bone in her leg. A bloodstain grew on the beige couch. Was she going to die? Panic rose up.

“What happened, Jennie?”

“I…I…They looked like lions, or dogs, or something. The rumbling shook the whole house…I tried to go outside to get Mom, but—” A sob blocked her throat.

Her father grabbed a throw pillow and held it against the leg. Mom’s exposed forearm laid across her chest in much the same condition as her calf.

“Grab me the duct tape.”

Jennie suddenly remembered the phone, put it back to her ear, and headed to the hall closet. She reached for the shelf above the jackets and grabbed the junk basket next to the toolbox.

“Please stay on the line. An operator will be with you shortly.”

She shoved the phone in the crook of her neck and fished through the box. Half the contents dropped around her feet. Who cares? When her fingers wrapped around the silver duct tape, a short-lived relief sent prickles down her arms. But the urgency gripped her chest in less than a heart beat, and she threw the junk basket on the ground with the rest of the items.

“Hurry, Jennie!” her father called from the living room. “And turn on the TV. Maybe they’ll have something about what’s going on.”

She handed her father the tape and turned toward the TV. The mechanical voice on the phone came through again, followed by more easy listening.

When she clicked on the TV, the shouting and wailing began before the picture warmed up on the screen. A sideways picture of New York City broke through, with the shaky voice of the newscaster voicing over.

“What we are watching now – I can’t believe it – is live footage of Times Square,” the newscaster’s voice paused for a deep breath. “We’ve lost our man on the scene and his camera man to what appears to be some kind of new alien creature. Just a short half-hour ago, the doors to the ship that hovered above Central Park opened and these dog-like creatures flooded out.”

Jennie couldn’t pull her eyes from the screen. She straightened and dropped the phone on the hardwood. The battery popped out and skidded across the floor.

Originally posted 2013-11-19 00:01:47.

A Bargained For Bride: Book Review

a-bargained-200x300It is a rare occasion in which I finish a book (Well, technically a Novella) and feel at peace.  In other words, don’t feel like the story ended too soon or wasn’t enough.  This one gave me that feeling.  Not only did it give me a feeling of peace after reading it, I was happy.  Super happy for Jill and Boone, at the transitions they had adjusted to and the growing they had done as well as pleased with the way the story unwound itself.  Marcia Lynn McClure brought out deep thought and introspection in a very pleasing manner.  After reading A Bargained For Bride I slept peacefully and dreamt dreams of a woman who appreciated the love within her own life.  If you are looking for a book to read and don’t have much time, this book is perfect.  It will remind you how you truly feel about your loved one and give the desire for insight into the decisions of another time and place.

I truly enjoyed this book.  I loved that it was short and I truly enjoyed the whole gist of the story.  This is truly a good read, one that will help you relax.  So, get your hot cocoa and a blanket and curl up with this one!  You won’t regret it!

A Bargained-For Bride by Marcia Lynn McClure (Novella)

Excerpt

“You’re the sweetest girl in Mourning Dove Creek, you know?” Jack mumbled as he paused in kissing Jilly a moment.

Jilly smiled. “And you’re the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek, you know,” she flirted in return.

Jack smiled. “I do know,” he said.

Jilly giggled. Jack Taylor was so predictable—and a little conceited. He really did think he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove—and he was, for the most part.

Secretly, however, if Jilly ever allowed herself to be completely honest about it (which she tried to avoid), there was one other man in Mourning Dove who always crossed her mind when the subject of the handsomest man in town arose. Yet there was no lingering on thinking of that man—no sirree! Not for a moment! Not for any reason—ever. And so Jilly just kept telling Jack that he was the handsomest man in Mourning Dove Creek. Besides, it was almost true—being that the other man lived outside of town and not right in town the way Jack did

Author Marcia Lynn McClure

marcia-237x300Marcia Lynn McClure’s intoxicating succession of novels, novellas, and e-books, has established her as one of the most favored and engaging authors of true romance. Her unprecedented forte in weaving captivating stories of western, medieval, regency, and contemporary amour void of brusque intimacy has earned her the title “The Queen of Kissing.”

Marcia, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has spent her life intrigued with people, history, love, and romance. A wife, mother, grandmother, family historian, poet, and author, Marcia Lynn McClure spins her tales of splendor for the sake of offering respite through the beauty, mirth, and delight of a worthwhile and wonderful story.

Originally posted 2013-10-28 00:01:04.

5 Lessons & A Confession: Kid’s Book Review

Everyone knows that reading to our children is essential for their growth, development, and success.  At this point, this blogger does not feel a need to inform anyone of this.  However, there are some confessions that need to be shared.5 Lessons & A Confession: Kid's Book Review of Don't Ever Look Behind Door 32

5 Lessons & A Confession

First, while comments about products are always true some products are easier to review than others.  Some I don’t want to put down, let go of, or share.  Others, I can’t wait to be done with.

Second, in the Zoo we realize life is real.  Real means both sides of the coin: good and bad.  We do our best to point out all that we believe, be it good, bad, or ugly.

Third, if we find a particular product fantastic, we will go to all lengths to shamelessly promote it.

Fourth, as a My Crafty Zoo reader you may as well get accustomed to seeing this particular product.  I loved it. I’ll be going crazy about it for quite some time.  There’s a good chance it will end up being the gift I give for all appropriately aged persons, and a few fun loving friends.

Now that all of that is off my chest, my conscious is clear and I shall begin shamelessly expressing my absolute love for this fantabulous little book!  Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32 is one of the most adorable stories I’ve read in a very long time.  I dare say it puts Dr. Suess to shame.  I know, I know.  Strong words.  Don’t believe me?  Read it, you will be a convert.

Don’t Ever Look Behind Door 32

Author B.C.R Fegan did an amazing job of telling an interesting story that are paired ever so well with the graphics done by Lenny Wen.  I love that the story flows so well, almost musically, and that every page is a page you want to spend a few moments looking at and talking about!  Even as an adult, there was a piece of me that wanted to skip to the back to find out what was behind door 32 and then the other part that couldn’t skip a single line or page!

Lessons That Can Be Taught From the Book

  1. Everyone, even seemingly scary beings, has something good about them.
  2. Even ‘monsters’ do good things.
  3. Just because one can’t do what they think they should, they can still have a good time! This can be verified, check on door 21!
  4. It takes all kinds of ‘people’ to be a team!
  5. It’s important to respect rules and privacy!

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Prodigal

Prodigal is a wonderful read!  It’s labeled as young adult, but I think everyone can enjoy this one!  Great book to curl up to!  I recently read and enjoyed it very much!  It isn’t your average book of it’s kind, so take a minute and check it out below!

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Rektok ROSS is the author of the debut novel PRODIGAL. Rektok graduated college with a degree in journalism, which has since been forsaken in favor of fiction writing. Rektok likes all animals, a good underdog story, and dessert at every meal. Rektok currently resides in California. For more information please contact rektokROSS@gmail.com.

Synopsis

Girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl meets God. This is the book that just may change the way you look at life.

It was supposed to be Lexy Quinn’s year. The hard-working wallflower has finally landed the coveted spot as Editor of her school’s newspaper. Then the rug is ripped out from under her when she finds out her mom is sick, and the family is moving half-way across the country to Preston Hills, Texas. Lexy can’t think of a worse place to be than at a school full of snobby rich kids where she’ll have to start all over to get people to notice her writing, or–who is she kidding?–notice her at all. When the most swoon-worthy boy in town, who also happens to be the jock celebrity quarterback, gives her an exclusive interview, Lexy’s life takes an unexpected turn. Ash Preston is the perfect guy and, even better, he sees Lexy as she wants to be seen. But can she trust him? PRODIGAL is a different kind of love story, where faith, romance, and God converge . . . and it just might change the way you look at your life.

Prodigal: My Thoughts

As promised, Prodigal is a very different kind of love story.  Written for young adults, I think it probably would reach better for teen readers.  Prodigal is a far cry from today’s unrealistic books.  While reading it, I could see the characters being people at my school (well, had I went to school in a different generation).

In my youth, I was an avid reader.  I needed my books more than anything.  I would read so many books and my head would fill up with ideas of what my life could be like if it didn’t suck.  You know, if I were one of those lucky kids born to rich, loving parents who made sure I was drop dead gorgeous and had everything I wanted?  Yeah, those!  LOL.  Man how I wish I had read this book then!

Having worked professionally with teenagers, as well as having raised one, I can say that this book really does sound like the thoughts and words of teens today.  It’s not your average Christian book where every few pages about God.  It’s a story that allows the character, and us, to learn about what God’s love is supposed to look like.  If you aren’t into Christian books but love a good love story, this book is still something you’d enjoy.  It’s a ‘sneak up and get you’ kind of story.  I highly recommend checking it out!

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About The Author

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Rektok ROSS is the author of the debut novel PRODIGAL. Rektok graduated college with a degree in journalism, which has since been forsaken in favor of fiction writing.

Rektok likes all animals, a good underdog story, and dessert at every meal. Rektok currently resides in California. For more information please contact rektokROSS@gmail.com.

 

Originally posted 2013-09-20 00:20:41.

Easy Indian Cooking 2nd Edition

indian-coverwebIndian dishes are hard to find around these parts, there aren’t many places in Arkansas/Oklahoma you can get good Indian food.  That made me particularly happy that I could check out Easy Indian Cooking (2nd edition).  It’s always nice to have meals that are different!  😀

One of my favorite things about the book is the way the author, Suneeta Vaswani, breaks it down.  All of the intimidation is taken out as the basics are broken down so well even a meat and potato Southern girl like me can understand!  The book is broken down into some easy go to chapters so that you can seek out just what you are looking for.

Another thing I love about the book, aside from the stunningly appetizing photos, is the amount of things I was able to learn about Indian culture.  For example, flipping through the first time I learned about Chaat, which is part of the first chapter of recipes.  Chaato, the verb form, means to lick.  I thought it was pretty cool that there is a whole section of foods designed to go under that category.  Reminded me of growing up and licking the spoon when the adults cooked, you only wanted to do that to the best dishes, so these have to be great!!!

About the Book

From the Website

Indian cooking is an exciting cuisine, and now it’s easier to make than ever.

This new edition of Suneeta’s first release features 8 additional photos, as well as 30 all-new recipes. All of the dishes are richly flavored but are not complicated to create at home.

The recipes are easy for beginners to make, while also appealing to experienced home cooks and those already familiar with Indian cuisine. You’ll be absolutely delighted and amazed by the authentic flavor of these easy-to-prepare recipes.
Suneeta’s repertoire of 150 exciting and inspired recipes includes classic recipes from northern and southern India, as well as her personal favorites, all of which have been adapted for North American kitchens. These savory and tantalizing dishes bring the innovative flavors of India to your home.

Armed with the delicious recipes in this book and some aromatic Indian spices, you can prepare everything from snacks and appetizers to poultry, fish and vegetarian meals. There are also chapters dedicated to accompaniments, such as chutneys, sweets and beverages, so you can create a truly authentic Indian dining experience.

Suneeta shares her wealth of Indian cooking experience and knowledge by providing insightful cooking tips throughout the book. Whether you already love Indian cooking or are thinking about giving it a try, this is the perfect place to start.

About the Author

From the Website

Suneeta Vaswani was born in Mumbai, India, and lived in Houston, Texas, for many years. She has taught Indian cooking in the U.S. and internationally for over 30 years and has recently moved back to Mumbai.

Book Details

ISBN-10:   0778804505
ISBN-EAN:   9780778804505
Price (USD):   $19.95
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages:  264
Published Date:   Apr 2013
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Originally posted 2013-09-19 00:01:37.

Feed with Love: Better Food For Dogs

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Better Food For Dogs is an excellent book for any dog owner.  Whether you want to switch to a custom diet or simply want to know how to make treats, they’ve got it all covered!  It goes pretty in depth about the necessary diet for our 4 legged babies, basic diet necessities, and even has the recipes divided by weight so that you can properly feed your baby without making them overweight and unhealthy!  Throughout the book, there are adorable pictures of various breeds that brings out that all necessary ‘aww’!
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Originally posted 2013-06-15 00:01:54.

Dark Waters By Toni Anderson

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WARNING:

This is the second book!  If you haven’t already, you’ll want to get the first book.  Also, be well advised that it is in your best interest to get both at the same time.  You won’t want to take a break to get to the second one!  It’s great!

Two paragraphs into the prologue I was hooked.  I couldn’t put it down!  I especially love the way Toni Anderson  builds on the characters.  Just as in Dangerous Waters, she finds a way to build on the characters even deeper once you already feel like you know everything about them.  She has a way of writing that keeps you turning the pages, leaving your reality for that of the book.
As in Dangerous Waters, Dark Waters leads along twists and turns you didn’t see coming!  There are many of the same characters, so it’s like getting reacquainted with old friends!  If you have yet to read Dangerous Waters, you are missing out!  I suggest getting them both at the same time if you can, as you are going to want to pick up the second in this fabulous series as soon as you put the first one down!  I’ll be honest and say that I loved it so much that I contacted the author!  I needed her to know how much I enjoyed her book!  😀  Now I know what those crazy stalker people experience, well at least for a second.  LOL.

Originally posted 2013-05-06 02:07:00.

Cookbook: 300 Sensational Soups

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I was recently able to check out 300 Sensational Soups and let me tell ya, I was impressed!  I honestly never thought there were so many possible soups!  This book covers a huge variety!  The chapters include:

  • soup stocks
  • chilled soups
  • fresh garden vegetable soups
  • bean soups
  • hearty meat lovers soups
  • cheese soups
  • fish and shellfish soups
  • chowders
  • world of soups
  • dessert soups
  • toppings and garnishes

I can’t wait to experiment with the chilled soups this summer, but for now we’ll stick with the hot soups on these cool days!  Nothing like a good hot soup to take the chill away!
There are a LOT of great soups, even for picky people like me.  We have to deal with some food allergies in our house, and there are enough recipes that I don’t really have to worry about not being able to try them out.  Monkey has picked one to try out soon, I’ll post pics.  😀  Some of the recipes will be posted in upcoming days so be sure to keep an eye out for them!  If you are reading this in reviews, you’ll be able to find the recipes in the recipe tab.  😀
One of the things I love about this book is the vast variety of different types of soup.  Chief Zoo Keeper tends to get tired of having a meal more than once a month so I am really appreciating the additions to our menu!
The awesome people at Robert Rose has been gracious enough to allow us a copy to give to one lucky reader.  I think you’ll really enjoy it and it has great recipes for soups year round!

Book Details

ISBN-10: 0778801969
ISBN-EAN:  9780778801962
Price (USD):  $24.95
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages:  384
Published Date:  Oct 2012

 

Originally posted 2013-03-22 05:00:00.

Etched Upon My Heart: Book Review

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I recently read ‘Etched… Upon My Heart’ written full of love and faith by Jill Kelly.  Mrs. Kelly filled the pages of this book with so much of herself that I feel like I know her.  Many times throughout reading it I felt like I was reading a mirror image of issues that have occurred in my own life.  I truly love the way God gave her the ability to share, not only her own hardships and joys, but also that He gave her the words to interpret understanding of His love, lessons, and word on each and every page.

Jill Kelly fills the book with such personal and private accounts of her life that I can only imagine the pain, tears, and even laughter that came about as she poured out the memories of her journey.  Many of her stories touched me in a way not only allowed me to feel her pain but also to understand more the way God works in one’s life.  Jill and her family went through a parent’s worst nightmare, the death of a child, and instead of being defeated or succumbing to the statistics, they came out stronger.  The story of their son Hunter, tucked within the pages of Jill Kelly’s life lessons, will now forever inspire as a beacon of God’s great love.

About the Author: Jill Kelly is the wife of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly. In September 1997, months after their infant son, Hunter, was diagnosed with a fatal disease called Krabbe Leukodustrophy, Jim and Jill founded the Hunter’s Hope Foundation. As chairman of the board of Hunter’s Hope, Jill helps children suffering from Leukodystrophy, and their families by raising awareness and research funds to fight this devastating disease. She and Jim live in Buffalo, NY, with their two daughters and three dogs. Hunter’s Hope Foundation can be found online at www.HuntersHope.org. Jill is also the author of Without A Word.

Praise of Etched…Upon My Heart 
“Jill courageously allows us into the rawest moments of her personal journey, and invites us to join the process by which love is defined, fear becomes faith, and suffering becomes sovereign. Undoubtedly, if “moments are measured by depth, not by length”, then the moments that you will spend reading ETCHED UPON MY HEART will serve as some of your most valuable…”
       — Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Co-Host ABC THE VIEW
“Jill Kelly writes with a raw honesty that is both rare and refreshing.  ETCHED…UPON MY HEART will both break your heart where it needs to be broken and heal your heart at the same time.”
       — Mark Batterson, Pastor of National Community Church, author of The Circle Maker
“I am taken … with the words in ETCHED…UPON MY HEART and the heart of the writer who wrote them, Jill Kelly. As a mother, Jill spoke to the place in me that desires to make a lasting imprint on my children’s lives. As a woman, she touched the place in me that knows well of the struggle to love, lose, forgive, live faithfully, find significance. As a believer in Jesus, she stirred my deep gratitude for redemption and the God who makes all things well. There is a richness that comes from a life that has lived this, and Jill Kelly has poured her own onto the pages of ETCHED. I just read it, and I want to read it, again.”
       — Lisa Whittle, speaker, Compassion advocate, author of {w}hole

Originally posted 2013-01-22 15:07:00.

Top 100 Step-by-Step Napkin Folds Review

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Hey everyone!  Here at the Zoo we love having people over for dinner and what not.  Feeding people is Chief Zoo Keepers favorite hobby.  Generally, he does all the cooking and the house and any creative bits are my job.  I recently came across this book and was super excited to try it out.  At the time, we didn’t use cloth napkins but you know I just had to switch!  I’m really glad I did, because it really has saved a lot as far as napkins are concerned and they just seem so much nicer without much effort!
ISBN-10: 0778804232
ISBN-EAN: 9780778804239
Price (USD): 29.95
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 224
Published Date: Oct 2012
The book contains exactly what it says: 100 Step by Step Napkin Folds!  I had never explored this area, never really cared to before, but I am super glad I did!  It is so easy and really adds such a special touch!  Each fold has a picture to picture step instructions to make it all the more easier, and I promise you can do this!  It just takes a few minutes and once you fold one of the designs, you are left wondering why you had never thought to try it before!  They have really fancy folds and even informal cute folds to fit any occasion!
Denise Vavaldo is the author whom has catered over 10,000 parties!  She founded Food Fanatics which focuses on recipe development, food styling, and catering.  Through her firm, Denise has catered the Academy Awards, Governor’s Ball, Hollywood Wrap parties and even more!
The book can be found here at Robert Rose Publishing for $29.95.  If you ever have people over for dinner, or even want a special meal for you and your loved ones, you’ll be glad you got it!

 

Originally posted 2013-01-11 14:48:00.