Hi everyone, welcome to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. As most of you know my our site is so much more than photos. However, for those who are visiting our site for the very first welcome and we hope you come back. Today, I’ll be reviewing a paperback book.
Title Of Book: THE Light Catcher MURDERS
Author: Jo Cassie McCrae
Type Of Book: Mystery/Suspense/Intrigue
Author’s Book Excerpt
NESTLED IN THE SCENIC TEXAS HILL COUNTRY, THE COZY TOWN OF WHEATON CREEK SEEMED AN IDYLLIC PLACE TO ESCAPE THE WORLD’S INCREASINGLY HARSH REALITIES. AT LEAST, THAT’S WHAT KATE ATHERTON THOUGHT.
HAVING ENJOYED A LONG, SUCCESSFUL CAREER WITH A SPECIALIZED, HIGHLY SECRET FEDERAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, CRISES IN BOTH KATE ATHERTON’S PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE DROVE HER TO EARLY RETIREMENT AND, ULTIMATELY, TO WHEATON CREEK. THE SMALL TOWN WAS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR HER AND HER FORMER-MILITARY HUSBAND TO ESCAPE WHAT HAD COME TO FEEL LIKE A WORLD MADE UP OF WARS, HATRED, FEAR, AND ULTIMATELY DEATH. AND, AT FIRST, THE ESCAPE WAS ALL KATE HAD HOPED FOR. THEN MURDER CAME TO WHEATON CREEK-A CRIME THAT THE COUNTY SHERIFF SEEMS DETERMINED TO PIN ON KATE’S PHOTOGRAPHER FRIEND, LUCY CELEK.
LUCY’S WORK HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO APPEAR AT A PRESTIGIOUS PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, A FESTIVAL THAT COULD TAKE HER FROM AMATEUR TO PROFESSIONAL STANDING. ALL GOES WELL UNTIL THE GATHERING DISPLAYING HER WORK IS BROKEN INTO, AND ONE OF LUCY’S PHOTOGRAPHS IS VANDALIZED. A WEEK LATER, THE MAN LUCY SUSPECTED OF DESTROYING HER PHOTOGRAPH-A FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHER WHO WAS ANGRY THAT HIS OWN WORK WAS NOT CHOSEN BY THE FESTIVAL COMMITTEE-IS MURDERED. FACED WITH A SHERIFF WHO SHOWS LITTLE INTEREST IN EXPANDING HIS LIST OF SUSPECTS BEYOND LUCY, KATE FEELS SHE MUST DUST OFF HER PUZZLE-SOLVING SKILLS TO FIND THE REAL KILLER. MURDER IS JUST THE BEGINNING, THOUGH, AS KATE’S SLEUTHING BEGINS TO REVEAL A TANGLED WEB OF CRIMES THAT GO BEYOND ANYTHING SHE COULD HAVE IMAGINED.
What I Thought:
Wow!! This book is mysterious, suspenseful, very intriguing, a page turner, easy to read, lots of plot twists and turns, keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat. I actually hated to put this book down. I loved this book. This book was excellent and well written. Kudos to the author. I look forward to reading the rest of this author’s books in print format.
My Book Recommendation:
I highly recommend this book and suggest you go out and buy this book, read it yourself and hopefully review it. I will definitely be reading this book again in the future.
A Friendly Suggestion:
Parents, Grandparents, Legal Guardians, if for some reason you question whether your kids or grandkids should read the book just by reading the book excerpt or by looking at the book cover then I suggest you read the book first yourself then make your decision. But I found nothing wrong with reading this book.
I reached out to the author to review her books. She provided me with a paperback copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. The above review is my honest review. I do not charge to do reviews.
Daisy Mae And I are just heartbroken. We found out today more of our Kitty Cat friends have earned their wings and passed over The Rainbow Bridge. With 2020 being rough on us all in one way or another and Christmas around the corner, we’ve a lot to do including keeping 2020 at bay. The year 2020 has taken so many of our pets and Kitty Cat friends and made their Human owners heartbroken and really, really sad.
In the last few days, we have found out that we need send condolences to more Human pet owners. This time, they lost their Kitty Cats. To give these pet owners condolences please visit their sites and leave a comment. The most recent pet owners who lost a pet are:
Miss Ellen at 15 AND MEOWING who just lost Jinx, her beautiful Kitty Cat.
These 3 Kitty Cats joined the other pets who passed in 2020 and before and left their owners heartbroken. Although right now sadness and plenty of tears are in these pet owners eyes, in time their pain will ease but one thing is 100% for sure and that’s they’ll never forget their pet they lost.
Although all the pet owners who lost a friend in 2020 and before are sad right now always remember, your pet may not be by your side but will always be in your heart.
Your memories are golden of your pet and are meant to be shared with your friends & family. I don’t know what else to say Daisy Mae And I are just heartbroken at these deaths and so many happening too.
For those of you skeptical of The Rainbow Bridge, I assure you that there is a pet heaven too. Now I never heard of The Rainbow Bridge until I started blogging but always believed that there was a Pet heaven. God loves all his animals and will always love them.
To those who recently lost a pet, our condolences. If you ever lost any type of pet in 2020 or before, you know the heartbreak of losing a pet. Yes, I even know that heartbreak and sadly have experienced many times over like some of you probably have.
Best Wishes To All Of You.
Always remember my friends, Cats leave paw prints on our hearts.
A little while ago I had gotten a picture of Mamma deer and her one fawn. Since then, 2 more fawns have shown up and since the trail camera went kablooey we got a new one and the pictures are much better. Then of course it might have to with the fact its an upgraded version, it has High Definition, it has infrared picture taking and is it waterproof too? That’s a good question. I thought I would share some pictures from the new trail camera. The brand name is Stealth Camera 14. The first few Pictures are from the Moultrie Trail Camera then the last few are on the Stealth Camera 14 trail camera.
JULY 20, 2019 TO JULY 26,2019
AUGUST 3, 2019
Now that you’ve seen 2 slideshows from the Moultri Trail Camera now here is a slideshows from the Stealth Camera 14. See if you see the difference.
I read the ARC for this short story called Euphoria in the Desert. This short story was not only fun and witty but it was also clean and I think you would like it. I found it easy to read and a page turner. It kept my attention and I didn’t want to put it down. I rate this short story 5 stars.
Bookbub Book Excerpt
So if you KU (Kindle Unlimited), read it or you can buy the book at Amazon.com. Not sure what the price is internationally but in Amazon US it is $.99. How long that price will last well I really don’t know. I really enjoyed this short story. It’s unpredictable.
Daisy Mae and I will be doing Friendly Fill – Ins different this week. We will both answer each question. Daisy Mae’s answer will be in Navy Blue and my answers will be in Purple. All answers will be in italics.
I’m a stickler for Security and Privacy. Daisy Mae’s answer is: she’s a stickler for Getting my cat treats and keeping my owners at home.
By the end of August, I plan to Write another poem and write a post on my other site WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) . Daisy Mae says, she plans to find another… What am I talking about. I have no plans but to continue sleeping. I’m a cat for kittens sake.
My compassionate and understanding personality is my favorite thing about myself. Daisy Mae says: everything is her favorite thing about herself.
These days, my biggest priority is My Faith and Walking with God and doing what He wants me to. Daisy Mae says her biggest priority is staying safe with her owners.
Welcome to the Super Bowl Edition of Friendly Fill – Ins with our wonderful Hosts and Hostesses 15 And Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs . These week is very special because Angel Queen Tigger flew in to do Friendly Fill – Ins with us. So you will see three sets of questions and answers instead of 2. Questions will be in black and answers in italics. So without further adieu let’s get started.
ANGEL QUEEN TIGGER ANSWERS
1.) Superbowl Sunday means “didley squat” to me. I’d rather sleep and eat catnip. Although my human who was so kind to rescue me and give me a furever home.
2.) My human trying to tell me what to do bores me.
3.) If you have a human(s) that love you and give you a furever home, you have everything.
4.) My skill set could get me a job at a place as a boss, manager, angel and fun house scaring people. I could get a job as a lap warmer and cuddler too.
QUEEN DAISY MAE’S ANSWERS
1.) Superbowl Sunday means “didley squat” to me. I’d rather sleep. I do root for my human’s favorite team or pick whichever one is playing.
2.) Television bores me although I like this show on COZI TV Channel called “Murder She Wrote”. Love that show.
3.) If you have a lap to warm, a lap to sleep on, a human(s) who love you and a furever home and of course catnip, you have everything.
4.) My skill set could get me a job at a castle. I make a good queen.
QUEEN CRYSTAL’S ANSWERS
1.) Superbowl Sunday means “didley squat” to me unless my favorite team is playing, I have a team to root for and have wings to eat. I think I’m batting 2 for 3 this year. My favorite team isn’t playing this year and I’m rooting for the Rams to win and I’m planning on eating wings Superbowl Sunday.
2.) Hockey and Baseball bores me. Football is getting there.
3.) If you have God, Love, Patience, Hope and a Cat, you have everything.
4.) My skill set could get me a job at a castle as a queen, a boss, owner of my own business. I easily could be a queen too because Queen Elizabeth is in my ancestry. (Not the current one). Cool isn’t it?
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Combine ground beef and dressing mix. Shape mixture into 24 meatballs. Melt butter in a skillet; brown meatballs on all sides. Add broth; and simmer 10 – 15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve warm with toothpicks.
* Recipe only gluten free when made with all gluten free ingredients. Read labels of all packaged ingredients to determine whether they contain gluten.
RANCH BUFFALO WINGS
Prep: 5 MIN| Cook: 40 MIN| Total: 45 MIN
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
1 1-oz packet Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
24 chicken wing or drumettes
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 cup Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, whisk together butter, hot sauce and vinegar. Dip drumettes in butter mixture; arrange in single layer in large baking pan. Sprinkle with Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix. Bake until chicken is browned and an internal temperature of 165 degrees F has been reached, about 30 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika and your buffalo wings or hot wings are ready.
Serve with Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing and celery sticks.
Queen Daisy Mae And I(Queen Mom Sister Crystal) would like to give our wonderful readers a sneak peek of our new Header and we thought showing it to you as Caturday Art would just be purrfect. Queen Mom Sister Crystal got ambitious and even made some puzzles. She made two puzzles of this picture. So without further adieu the original and the puzzles are below.
I’m going to attempt to put the puzzle code in so you can do a jigsaw puzzle. I’ve never done this before so if it doesn’t work I’m really sorry. Here goes nothing. It’ll either work or it won’t work. I hope it works. If it works there may be more jigsaw puzzles in your future. OH I HOPE IT WORKS. Please let me know by sending a screen shot of the puzzle(s) you did.
Welcome everyone and we hope you’re having a good weekend. For all we know your weekend might be over. Anyhow, we were invited to Cooper Murphy’s Gotcha Day today. We hope you’ll pop on over to help Cooper Murphy celebrate. To do so go to The Cat On The Head .
Now for our Card to Cooper Murphy. You can see it below.
The pictures used to make this Gotcha Day card are below. Angel Tigger helped make this card. She’s the beautiful Tabby Cat in the picture on the bed with the stuffed cat and stuffed polar bear.
We are joining The Cat On My Head for Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.
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For those who don’t me(agast) nobody knows me of course you humans know me I’m the Queen Daisy Mae. On Wednesday(3 days ago) was her hhhummmm birthday. This is her birthday week and birthday month so we’re relaxing from her birthday party and it’s still not over to Jan. 1, 2019. I ask you kindly to send her birthday wishes and for anyone who sent a card she says thank you.
Queen Mom Sister Crystal(Wow that’s a mouthful) to say will be celebrating for the rest of the month and of course the first week of 2019. Thank you for doing this favor for me (Queen Daisy Mae).
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Good Day/Night depending where you are at. I had originally written two posts entitled Wordless Wednesday: What Are These Big Birds Doing Here? and Update: What Are These Big Birds Doing Here? were my previous posts. I gave you a chance to vote on your favorite caption by a poll and you could vote over and over and below are the results. From least favorite to most favorite. I’ve taken a look at the results already and guess what? We have a tie for favorite caption. Without further adieu let’s look at the results.
POLL RESULTS(FROM LEAST FAVORITE TO MOST FAVORITE)
3. The ‘other’ White meat for Thanksgiving.
2. What Are These Big Birds Doing Here?(tied for 1st).
1. Deerversity(tied for 1st).
As you see even though my caption tied for 1st I put Deerversity 1st. Deerversity is our official caption winner.
Thank you to all who gave me possible captions. They were all great.
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This is Friendly Fill – Ins: Christmas Edition. Daisy Mae And I want to wish you everyone a very Merry Christmas And a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. We would Love for you to join us in this blog hop along with 15 And Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Both Daisy Mae And I will be answering the set of 4 questions. So you will see 2 sets of questions. Answers will be in italics.
DAISY MAE’S ANSWER’S
Every Christmas, I get either put upstairs or put down in the basement since the other humans bring a dog. That’s OK though because that means the dog isn’t going after me. I also make sure there is enough room under the Christmas tree for all the catnip I’m expecting to get from Santa Paws. I have Santa Paws wrapped around my 4 little white paws with pink pads.
The day after Christmas, I explore all the boxes and bags that my wonderful humans get out again even if it’s just briefly.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and what was I doing but making room for all the catnip and other gifts I asked Santa Paws under the Christmas tree.
All I want for Christmas is catnip, catnip, catnip and even more catnip. I will also take toys and more catnip. Any questions Santa Paws?
Every Christmas, I try to get together with most of my family and celebrate the real reason why we celebrate Christmas. I also ask for an impossible present I know I probably won’t get.
The day after Christmas, I usually help Mom and Dad take down Christmas decorations and the Christmas tree. We believe that you can’t go into the next year with your Christmas tree up and you certainly don’t want the problems of 2018 to follow you. Start the next year on a clean slate.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house I was making sure that there was room under the tree for ALL my gifts and big gifts I asked Santa Clause for. I don’t know why he wouldn’t bring them because he told me what lists I was on when I was checking with Santa Paws what lists my Queen Daisy Mae was on. As it so happened Santa Clause and Santa Paws said we were both on the nice and very nice lists so why wouldn’t he give me what I asked for?
All I want for Christmas is a printer for my computer(not very expensive) and a huge prayer to be answered that I’ve been praying for a while now.
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Daisy Mae and I have joined the Blessing Train on Deziz World . I hope you hop on over for a visit and get a car to add to the Blessing Train. Angel Tigger when she found out about the Blessing Train she insisted being on the Blessing Train. So I couldn’t say no. Angel Tigger is on the left and Queen Daisy Mae is on the right. You’ll see some of their blessings in the think cloud.Our car is below.
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Welcome Everyone to our site. We really appreciate those who have been reading and following us for a while now. We also want to welcome the new readers and followers and we appreciate you too. If it weren’t for you all we wouldn’t be where we are today. Now on to the book, when I read a book I usually can tell if I’m going to like the book or not and how I’m going to rate it half way through the first chapter. Sometimes it takes longer. For example, if I absolute don’t like it in the first chapter, I’ll give it to chapter 3 or 4 usually and decide whether to go on reading the book or make it a DNF(Did Not Finish). Sometimes the book just doesn’t live up to hype even if it had a movie made out of it.
WHAT I EXPECTED
I follow this authors blog so I had an idea what to expect. Since her blog is so great and writing style very good, I set the bar quite high for this book PRANCIE’S PRAYER. I guess knowing what I did I expected a very good book and at least a 5 star rating if not higher. Well guess what? I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, It was better than I expected. I must say that doesn’t happen often with books with me.
WHAT I LIKED
Well what can I say. I liked everything about this book. The way the book was layed out from beginning to end, How the story was told, Most of all I liked it because there was no bad language.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
Noop. Can’t think of anything although maybe just a suggestion. This isn’t a complaint, I loved the book but thought it could have been longer. However, the way this story was told and layed out the length was perfect. I hope I get to read the print version some day.
RECOMMENDATION & RATING
I recommend everyone buy, read and review this book. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I know I wasn’t. This book is made so kids can read it too. I give the book PRANCIE’S PRAYER 12 STARS. OK, I know you can go up to 5 stars but really this book deserves 12 stars it’s that good.
Please buy this book. WHY? Because from October to December all the royalties are going to a charity called Boston’s Forgotten Feline’s. It’s a win-win situation you buy the book the charity gets the royalties and you get a Fantastic book by a fantastic author.
The picture I’m about to show is of deer eating and some type of another animal. I will show you the picture where I circled the animal first then I will show the original picture. If you have any ideas please let me know.
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Hi everyone, Daisy Mae here with another edition of my famous Cat Quotes. OK, so the quotes are from a mini calendar that Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystals sister got her for her birthday/Christmas. Well I’m not going to keep you any longer from my famous cat quotes so without further adieu here they are.
Cats only assume their strangest, most intriguing, and most beautiful postures when it is impossible to photograph them.
Cats are cool. They have style, personality, sophistication, and just the right amount of confidence.
Since each of us is with only one life, why not live it with a cat?
Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.
I rarely meddled in the cat’s personal affairs, and she rarely meddled in mine. Neither of us was foolish enough to attribute human emotions to our pets.
The cat: an animal that’s so unpredictable, you can never tell in advance how it will ignore you the next time.
It always gives me a shiver when I see a cat seeing what I can’t see.
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**Please Note** Any misspelled words in my quotes are there because that’s how the quote was worded and/or said.
Friendly Fill – Ins this week by both Daisy Mae And I. The questions will be answered by Daisy Mae first then I will answer the questions so you will see 2 sets of questions. Daisy Mae’s questions first then mine. Our answers are in italics.
DAISY MAE’S ANSWERS
1.) Shelters that kill animals after a certain amount of time or if you’re a senior animal is an awful thing to do because animals should be given several chances until they’re fortunate enough to find their furever home.
2.) I always read Interesting sections of the newspaper. (Ha I don’t read the newspaper at all and there are no interesting sections except the funnies.
3.) Black cats are special, my friend and I’m their friend. Black cats get a bad rap especially around this time of the year.
4.) Steak bites and my treats I get at bedtime is my favorite treats.
1.) The original “IT” movie is an awful movie to watch anytime.
2.) I always read NOsections of the newspaper. The newspaper is to depressing to read. I only read the funnies.
3.) Black cats are special cats just like other cats.
4.) Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups warm or cold is my favorite treat.
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