A Historical Book Report: Gingham Bride

 

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INTRODUCTION:

Hello and welcome Everyone, in my book report this week I’m going from a historical view. The book is called Gingham Bride by New York Times Best Selling Author Jillian Hart . It deals with arranged marriages and how children were treated.

WHAT DREW ME TO READ THE BOOK:

curiosity and the publisher’s synopsis. It also sounded interesting and I wanted to see what a fiction book was like on these subjects.

MY SYNOPSIS:

This book is about a good-looking young man named Ian  and a beautiful young woman named Fiona that their parents and grandparents have arranged for them to be married. It’s also about a controlling man who got married just so he could give orders and sit around the house and play poker and drink beer. If Fiona does something wrong he hits her and she can’t go to school for days. To find out how things turn out for these two you’ll have to read the book.

PUBLISHER’S SYNOPSIS:

Fiona O’Rourke doesn’t believe in love—and certainly not in a marriage arranged by her cruel father.  And even if her unexpected betrothed seems honorable and kind, can she trust his motives…or the attraction between them?

Ian McPherson came to Montana to salvage his family’s dwindling fortune, not to take a wife. But he’s instantly drawn to Fiona. He wants to protect her—even if that means pretending that they’re engaged. In a season of surprises and miracles, there’s nothing he won’t give to show Fiona his love is for always.

THE SETTING:

The book setting takes place in Montana with deep snow and a chilling cold.

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE BOOK:

That despite Fiona’s hardships at home, she had friends at school and at work(that had to be kept secret from her parents) that helped her through each day. Also, I liked the fact that this guy was willing to pretend to be engaged just to protect her from her father and from anyone else that could be engaged to her.

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK:

I thought there was  too much going on in the book.

RECOMMENDATION FOR THE BOOK:

I found the book an interesting read. My recommendation would be to read the book for yourself and form your own opinion. you may have a different opinion than I do.

CONCLUSION:

If you read this book let me know what you think.  I provided a link above that has a bunch of links you may be interested in. Below is another link. For the other links click on the above link where it says Jillian Hart.

LINKS:

Harlequin

 

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Intermediate Customization, Day 10: HTML Columns, Tables and Post Styling

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Day 10 has come and gone and guess what everyone you know what that mean? You guessed it if you said I completed another course. I’m so happy to be done. It wasn’t as easy as they made it sound. Below is what we covered.

  • How to use preformatting to space text exactly as you like.
  • How to control line breaks and indentation.
  • How to create columns.
  • How to add tables.

I’m grateful to be done. Now I think it’s time for a well deserved break.

Intermediate Customization, Day 9 – HTML Basics

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Today is Day 9 of my blogging course and I’m almost done. Can we say Yippee!!

Today we covered HTML Basics. If you think it sounds confusing that’s because it is. I tried doing it but not sure I understand it. Guess we’ll find out tomorrow when I have to use what I learned today. Understanding hyperlinks is not what I thought. The areas we covered were:

  • What is HTML is, and how to find yours.
  • Basic text styling with HTML.
  • Inserting links with HTML.
  • Inserting Images with HTML.

 

Intermediate Customization, Day 8: Widget Visibility

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Today was interesting. Didn’t really understand what I was doing or what I was reading. Today I had to adjust the visibility of one of my widgets. Once I started  reading how to do it, I was so confused.

I try to understand what they want me to know on widget visibility but sometimes things can be so confusing.

Areas we covered today were:

  • How to configure widget visibility settings.
  • Ways to use widget visibility to your advantage.

Intermediate Customization, Day 3: Custom Headers

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It’s Day 3 of 10 of my blogging course and we’re learning about Custom headers. The 3 areas we covered today were:

  • How to turn any photo into a custom header.
  • How to create a custom graphic or text header.
  • The finishing touches that highlight your new header.

THURSDAY’S CAT QUOTE

Hello everyone Daisy Mae Here, I did some snooping around on Mom’s desk in her bedroom and found another cat quote I thought you’d like. Mom’s busy working on a Guest post for the The Recipe Hunter . It’s a great site so I suggest you check it out.

I said I found another cat quote. The quote is cute and funny just like me. HA-HA. >”<🙂 So without further adieu, here is the cat quote. ENJOY IT.

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.

_____Nafisa Joseph

Commenting Basics: Day 3 – Ask Some Questions

Today is Day 3 of my Commenting Basics Course and my assignment for the day was to read a post and ask 2 or 3 questions. It’s supposed to help spark ideas and possibly make the reader of the questions ask questions themselves and possibly give them ideas.

The post I read and asked questions on was KittyClysm. To read the post I read you can go their link which is https://kittyclysm.com/supawstars-award-sept-2017/ .

2 days left and I’ll be done with part of the blogging course.

A Pleasant Surprise

I named this picture A Pleasant Surprise because my nephew and his family thought the deer ate all his sunflowers. As it turns out, some of those sunflowers still bloomed. He was thrilled because he put a lot of work into planting them.

Below is the result of lots of hard work by this 15-year-old.

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A PLEASANT  SURPRISE. PHOTO CREDIT: EYTH FAMILY.

Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 14 Of 14 – Create Your Own Feature

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Today is day 14 of 14 for my Fundamentals Of Blogging Course. I’m so excited I made it through my blogging course. Today I have to Create My Own Feature for my blog. What does that mean? It means to find readers on a daily basis I should commit to something on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis.

What am I going to commit to on a regular basis? After some thought, I thought I would do book reviews of some books I have read and book reviews on books I will read. Of course I will continue to post pictures too.

If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to let me know and I will look at them then consider every suggestion. Also, please tell me what you think of my idea on doing book reviews regularly. Like I said previously, I will consider all suggestions.