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Life Lessons From A Horse Whisperer

Life Lessons From A Horse Whisperer
by Dr. Lew Sterrett with Bob Smietana

*Paperback
*Religion
*Monarch Books
*218 Pages
*January 2010
*Price: $13.99
*ISBN: 978-1-85424-918-0
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Summary:
A champion trainer, Dr. Lew Sterrett has used patience and a firm but gentle hand to earn the trust of more than 3,500 horses, from wild mustangs to the most sophisticated European breeds. Through his horses, Lew illustrates Christian relationship principles for parents, young people, business leaders and athletes. Lew’s engaging style and striking anecdotes make this a winning read and not just for horse lovers.

Lew Street (Ph. D) had little idea that his boyhood interest in horses would open doors internationally for speaking and training. During his years in 4-H, he savored many opportunities to train and show horses and earn national recognition. As a student leader at Penn State University he benefited from many mentoring relationships from which he received valuable training, experience and honors. This foundation provided a basis for an extensive horse career with a unique emphasis on training youth and community leaders.
Lew has served as the Executive Director of Miracle Mountain Ranch Missions, Inc. (MMRM) since 1977. He has also promoted safety in public riding programs, serving as President of the Certified Horse Association for 7 years. A licensed pastor, certified Youth, Marriage and Family Counselor, he earned his PhD from North Tennessee Seminary in 2007.
In addition to a host of published resources and regular T.V. programs, Lew travels extensively presenting his horse training messages under the banners of Principle Based Training, Leaders by Heart, and Sermon on the Mount. Find out more on his website.

My Opinion:
This was a pleasant book to read and I enjoyed the pictures that were included. A lot of non-fiction can be dull and long winded, but this was very easy to read and the stories were interesting. Who would have thought that horse training would be interesting and the things learned could be applied to your everyday life?

I Rated This Book:
4/5 Stars

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‘I received a copy of this book from Litfuse to facilitate my review and I was not compensated in any other way. This is my honest opinion only.’

February 18, 2010 Posted by | Book Reviews | , , | Leave a comment

Spider’s Bite Blog Tour

Spider’s Bite
by Jennifer Estep

*Paperback
*Fiction/Urban Fantasy
*395 Pages
*Pocket
*February 2010
*Price: $7.99
*ISBN: 978-1-4391-4797-9
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Summary:
My name is Gin, and I kill people. They call me the Spider. I’m the most feared assassin in the South- when I’m not busy at the Pork Pit cooking up the best barbecue in Ashland. As a Stone elemental, I can hear everything fromt he whispers of the gravel beneath my feet to the vibrations of the soaring Appalachian Mountains above me. My Ice magic also comes in handy for making the occasional knife. But I don’t use my powers on the job unless I absolutely have to. Call it professional pride.
Now that a ruthless Air elemental has double-crossed me and killed my handler, I’m out for revenge. And I’ll exterminate anyone who gets in my way- good or bad. I may look hot, but I’m still one of the bad guys. Which is why I’m in trouble, since irrestibly rugged Detective Donovan Caine has agreed to help me. The last thing this coldhearted killer needs when I’m battling a magic more powerful than my own is a sexy distraction… especially when Donovan wants me dead just as much as the enemy.

Jennifer Estep is an author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea. She is also an award-winning features page designer for a daily newspaper. She writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books and is also an author of the Bigtime paranormal romance series, including Karma Girl, Hot Mama, and Jinx. Visit her website at www.jenniferestep.com.

My Opinion:
Right from the beginning I knew this would be a book full of action, which I love. Gin is a well paid assassin who loves cooking and her job. She has issues from her past, like the loss of her family, that leave her feeling alone. The only one she trusts is her boss/handler Fletcher.

After this last job he says she could retire and try to live a ‘normal’ life. Gin isn’t so happy about retiring. Things go wrong and now she has to rely on the help of a Detective who hates her because she murdered his partner. It was interesting to see how they worked together.

I Rated This Book:
4/5 Stars


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‘I received a copy from Pocket to facilitate my review and I was not compensated in any other way. This is my honest opinion only.’

February 18, 2010 Posted by | Book Reviews | , , | Leave a comment

A Very Long Day

I was up most of the night the night before and then around 2:00 am, Nellie got off or fell off the couch and then she kept falling and her legs where going every which way.  MH and I were pretty concerned because she kept on doing it.

So he takes her to the emergency vet and they do blood work and check her out.  Everything came back normal and they couldn’t find anything wrong with her.  They told MH is she got worse to bring her back in.  Not satisfied, he made an appointment with her regular doggie doctor and took her in this afternoon.

She was acting like she normally does and was eating, drinking and going to the bathroom just fine.  The only problem is her falling down and acting like she has no control over her legs.  Now her regular vet examined her and thought that maybe she hurt her back somehow, which is very possible the way she runs around all the time, and if she doesn’t improve they would do x-rays and see if there was any neurological problems.

So far last night she has been walking fine and still acts normal and happy.  She is our baby so it was upsetting and neither one of us got much sleep….

And here I sit playing on the internet because I decided to change from Blogger to WordPress.  I imported all my posts and had to go back and try again to get all my comments switched, but then it copied all of the posts, so I had to go through and delete all that and it still hasn’t imported all my comments.  Oh well, I’m tired so I can figure out how to use WordPress later.

Now you know why everything looks different and has been changing.

February 18, 2010 Posted by | Rambling | , | Leave a comment