Check Out a Great Author, Lindsay Townsend and her latest, “The Virgin, The Knight and the Dragon”

Hi Readers,

There’s a new book out there for all that enjoy historical romance.  Check out the link below to find out more:

Link to Lindsay’s Website

Enjoy,

Sinderely,

Melissa Blanchard

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When Calls The Heart – Book Based TV

Happy 1st Saturday in March,

I hope all are enjoying the 1st TV book based series from a Christian author, Janette Oke.

The story lines bring topics that help us understand one another no matter our background or physical limitations.

This is a show devoted to creating TV that all members of the family can watch together.

Follow this link to learn more about discovering how to watch where you live:

When Calls The Heart Season 4 TV from the Heart

My thanks to Hallmark Channel for bringing families together to enjoy stories from the heart.

Sincerely,

Melissa Blanchard

From:  Minneapolis, MN

 

Life goes on…

Thank you for sharing your journey. I’ve learned it important to stay connected with positive people and the best way for me has been to give uplifting feedback to others. You made me very happy today liking my blog posts. Many times its the little things that make the most difference in a life. May you find peace and healing in affirming all the goodness within your spirit and soul. Thanks for being you. Sincerely, Melissa Blanchard.

cancer killing recipe

A year ago I found this great job – [See my Post “One more try” – August 15 2015] – live in companion for 95 yo Lady.
Mary is nice.
Money is good.
Job is not very difficult.
But I have to quit.
I can not do it any longer.
I’m burned out.
The pain in my joints…
The monotony of each day…
Only blogging keeps me alive.
But, as you notice,I can’t even write anymore.
I can’t inspire.
I’m loosing my sense of humor.
I have this feeling that I’m in the wrong place.

Someone said: “If God need you somewhere else, he makes you uncomfortable.”

And someone else said:”Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong anymore.”

And this what I said on the last page of my book:
THE END
But only of this book
Life goes on
So do…

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Getting smart.

Thanks for sharing your wisdom. Keep on blogging.

cancer killing recipe

I’m back! I’m sorry. I didn’t write a post for very long time – 41 days!
I don’t count Nov.22 post, because I just rebloged those great vegetarian recipes to wish you happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

I could not write!
I developed something like a mental fog or writers block.
But not that usual writers block that you have nothing to say.
That kind,that you have a lot to say. but you can not find the right words to say it.

Somebody say: ” It’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it that counts”.

Mark Twain explained it best: ” The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter – it’s difference between the lightning bug and the lightning “.

So, again, I did some research and I found a remedy – Gotu Kola.
They say that Gotu Kola can…

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I Recommend Lindsay Townsend’s Historical Fiction

0aa3dbd8-1486-4da0-b2f8-34d7d9619a80-2384-00000684cd29b34b_tmpLindsay Townsend has several 99cents books check her writing out with these .99 cent titles:

Sir Baldwin and the Christmas Ghosts, Night of the Storm, The English Daughter, Voices in the Dark, A Christmas Sleeping Beauty.

Lindsay writes historically accurate fiction with interesting characters and plots. I enjoy her writing style.

Lindsay has a new book coming out on March 17, 2017 www.lindsaytownsend.com

July 9th Book Signing Event at Turn The Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, MD

Book Signing, Boonsboro, Maryland, Nora Roberts

Line for tickets at the July 9th Turn The Page Bookstore Book Signing Event in Boonsboro Maryland

Beautiful weather and people at the July 9th Event at Turn The Page Bookstore at 18 N. Main Street, Boonsboro MD  21713 – follow this link for more information about the event:  http://ttpbooks.com/category/VB.html

The authors all the authors and staff had smiles.  I enjoyed talking about the books they write and the libraries we both support.

Here are the pictures from the event with the authors:

Book Store, Maryland, Boonsboro, Nora Roberts

July 9th, 2016 Books on Display for the Book Signing at Turn The Page Book Store

Gage Shepherd children's book author

Gage Shepherd 1st in line and busy with book signing.

Stephen Bockmiller, Boonsboro, Maryland, Book Signing, Turn The Page Bookstore

Hagerstown and Washington County historical account of how the Civil War impacted the people living in the war zone.

Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Seritella

Mom and daughter writing team. Lisa loves libraries and said Hi to my librarians in Minneapolis, Minnesota – Hennepin County Library.

Maya Banks, Kendra Castle

Maya Banks writes great books with excellently developed characters. I haven’t read any from Kendra yet more to follow as I work my way through her book.

Samantha Chase, Turn The Page Bookstore

Samantha Chase greeted us in the line and gave us a very nice pen with stylus top for tablets – thanks much, Samantha. The book I bought during the event will be the first I’ve read from you.

Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb, Turn The Page Bookstore

Thanks for the picture and signatures, Nora and for hosting the event for the Fans of your writing. I’m glad you support libraries and literacy for everyone.

Laura is Nora Roberts' personal publicist

Thanks to Laura for taking all the pictures with Nora and organizing the social media accounts and Fan events.

Eva, Boonsboro, Book Signing, Friends

Eva and I after the book signing event – happy to have met so many of the Authors we enjoy reading.

Troops, USA, Support

Support for the troops evident in Boonsboro on all the lights along the downtown street. Thanks for all that have served and continue to serve USA.

Water Lilly, flowers, Boonsboro, Maryland

Boonsboro Flowers I found after the Book Signing Event

Sunflowers, Boonsboro Maryland

Sunflower plants found after the book signing in Boonsboro, Maryland

Rose, Boonsboro, Maryland, local gardens

Rose at the perfect point to before the peddles start to fall.  I found this Rose in Boonsboro, Maryland backyard garden – thanks to those that garden.

Spring Valley High School in Spring Valley MN My 2015 Gift to You

Pizza Night August 2015 Class Reunion at The Pizza Place in Spring Valley MN

Pizza Night August 2015 Class Reunion at The Pizza Place in Spring Valley MN

To all the Class of Spring Valley High School and Faculty of SVHS in Spring Valley MN. I’m giving prints of pictures from the 1980 Class Reunion which was on a weekend in August, 2015. A special event in time as it was the last time we all had with Cheryl Oftedahl-Keehn.
Check out the pictures at this link: https://www.pinterest.com/mblanchdev1/svhs-class-of-1980-pictures-to-share/

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Sincerely,
Melissa Blanchard
Connect with me at https://www.facebook.com/melissa.blanchard.3158

An Open Letter to Whoopi Goldberg….We most certainly WERE Listening

Thank you Becky. I’m in Health Care too, a Technical Analyst that helps Nurses and Doctors and Instrument Technicians use software to improve patient care. I know first hand just how much compassion, strength and courage each nurse I’ve worked with posses and all the heart they bring to patient care and keeping the patient safe. I also have friends that nurses and they love and hug and accept as no other friend I have. God bless all that choose this profession and stand up when one of their own is disrespected. Thank you. Sincerely, Melissa Blanchard Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis MN.

Rebecca's Ramblings

Since I saw The View’s so-called “apology” clip on social media, I’ve given this post a tremendous amount of thought. My first instinct and knee-jerk reaction was to sit down with my laptop and blast them with full force…unload my anger  and outrage onto the page…err…computer screen…so I could purge it and get all of that negativity out of my system. I’ll admit, I even got about a quarter of the way through that piece, when I stopped to re-read it. It was a scathing, searing diatribe that quite frankly, made me ashamed of myself. It sounded like something that the View Crew would say…it was petty, spiteful, angry and distasteful. That’s not who I am as a person, a writer or more specifically, a nurse. Quite frequently, I end my blog posts with a sentence urging my readers to be kind to each other. I am a tireless advocate for tolerance, peaceful coexistence and doing…

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“The Informant” by James Grippando and Narrated by George Guidall

A story written to help you understand the criminal mind and the women in authority that search them down relentlessly.

A story written to help you understand the criminal mind and the women in authority that search them down relentlessly.

I just finished the Audiobook “The Informant” by James Grippando & narrated by George Guidall
Wow this story was an indepth study of a serial killer.

There were many twists & turns so in the end you are surprised by why Mike was selected as the reporter getting inside information.

Well developed characters & a plot that dug deep but kept the story moving. Very well done.

George Guidall’s voice is easy to listen to.  He gives voice to the characters.  I recognize them from the vocal tones alone.  The narration reminds me very much of a one man play.

I recommend this book to all that don’t mind finding out about the criminal mind & enjoy understanding the woman in authority that go after them relentlessly.

Enjoy.

I got my Digital copy from Hennepin County library on OneClickDigital but I wouldn’t mind owning & revisiting these characters from time to time.

Review of Slated for Death (Penny Brannigan Book 6) by Elizabeth J. Duncan read by Anne Flosnik

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Guest ‪#‎audiobook‬ Review of Slated for Death (Penny Brannigan Book 6) by Elizabeth J. Duncan read by Anne Flosnik

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Anne Flosnik Thank you so much for your generous words Melissa! This is part of a delightful traditional mystery series set in Wales. Each book stands alone or builds on the others. The focus of each changes, with the spotlight being on a slate mine in this one. They are beautifully wriiten by Elizabeth J. Duncan, and completely absorbing.

Note from Melissa Blanchard:

I’m sharing this post from my Facebook account from an Anne Flosnik share. Anne Flosnik is an excellent narrator providing voices for all the characters. I enjoy her narrations and will be picking up this audiobook to add to me reading list.  I’ll let you know how I like it blog followers but for now this is an Audio Book Reviews link above shared by Anne and then by me on Facebook.  Enjoy.