Coming Home By: Holly Kerr

I was blessed with a free copy of this book, but have chosen of my own volition to share this review. This review is in no way swayed by the gifting of the book

I was unprepared for the honest dissection of the relationship sisters have. I thought that this would be an easy, fun read; it was more than that. Holly Kerr has fictionalized the true inter-workings of a dynamic family of sisters (five to be exact). The story is woven in such a way that the reader is surprised with some of the outcomes of interactions (a fist fight between grown sisters)! I would recommend this book to anyone wishing to understand the true bond of sisterhood.  Goodreads Link


Forgiving My Daughter’s Killer

This poignant sharing of one family’s traumatic forgiveness of their daughter’s killer was heart-wrenching; yet uplifting.  To walk the journey of these parents, who were faced with the ordeal of knowing and forgiving their daughter’s killer made this reader question her own ability to forgive.  Why do I hold on to past hurts?  This book presented a revived outlook on forgiveness, with the Biblical context that can truly ensure that forgiveness can and will happen.  I particularly liked the final interview with the guilty party…who admits that this was a grievous mistake, but who has changed and grown through the process.  Thank you for sharing your story!

Forgiving My Daughter’s Killer

L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Hair Care Line

I was chosen by Influenster to test and report on the L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Hair Care Line.  I was sent the Shampoo, Conditioner, and Oil treatment products.  All products were sent free of charge in exchange for my unbiased opinion and review.

The Shampoo was a bit runny, and thin in consistency.  Light, pleasant scent.  Great lather.  Good cleaning of hair and scalp, while providing moisture.  I was able to easily run my fingers all the way through hair (roots to ends) without any snags (typically can only do this after conditioning).

The Conditioner was of normal conditioner consistency.  Light, pleasant scent.  Provided good moisturization.

The Oil Treatment is versatile.  It can be used before shampooing to protect hair, after washing/before styling as an extra moisturizer, or as a final style enhancer.  Thus far, I have used it before shampooing, which may have helped the knots work out of my hair.  This was a bit confusing the bottle did not specify application to wet or dry hair before washing.  So I tried with dry hair…next time will be with wet hair.  I also want to try the other two application methods.

Overall: Love the product, will probably purchase.

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Book Review: The Restaurant Critic’s Wife

The Restaurant Critic’s Wife

Fantastic read. Once I started I couldn’t put it down. The writer truly brought the reader into the main character’s life. The main character was down to earth, and faced many of the common struggles married women encounter with the quest to balance one’s work and personal life. I received a free digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.