Pursuit of Happiness

Friday, June 24, 2011

A Vision of Lucy Book Review


Trouble may follow Lucy wherever she goes, but with the help of God and the rugged, reclusive David Wolf, she’ll never face adversity alone.

Lucy Fairbanks dreams of working as a photographer at the Rocky Creek newspaper. If she can earn money making photographs, then maybe her father will see that what she does is worthy, more than just a distraction. And her deepest hope is that he’ll see her as an artist, the way he thought of her deceased mother, a painter. But trouble follows Lucy on every photo shoot: a mess of petticoats and ribbons, an accidental shooting, even a fire.

When Lucy meets David Wolf, a quiet, rustic man who lives on the outskirts of town, she thinks she can catch the attention of the town with his photograph. She doesn’t count on her feelings stirring whenever she’s near him.

Two things happen next that forever change the course of her life: Lucy meets someone who sees her as no one else has—as the compassionate, creative young woman that God made in His image. And Lucy helps David uncover a secret that forces him to change his perspective on an event that left him deeply-scarred.
God’s arms are around this unlikely couple as they discover the truth about long-held assumptions and the importance of forgiveness.

My Review

This story is about a young woman, Lucy, who dreams of being a successful photographer for her hometown newspaper. Her whole life changes when a man, David, who came back to Rocky Creek to face his fears of what happened when he was a young boy.

Lucy is a strong-willed young lady who wants to make it on her own without the help of others. She has a father who disapproves of her. She tries everything she can to make him happy and love her. Her brother wants to become a doctor and she has been trying to find work as a photographer to put money aside for his schooling.

David has some unsettled business from his past he comes back to town to finish. He wanted to settle his business quietly then return home to his professional of cabinet making. He has held on to things for too long, and that almost ruins Lucy and David's relationship.
These two lives become intertwined when Lucy stops a wagon from being robbed and has feelings of love and hate at first sight! David finds Lucy a nuisance for awhile until he realizes he has actually fallen for her.

This book was fun, exciting, and romantic all at the same time. Margaret Brownley has a writing style that is easy to read and makes you want to read more of her stories.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Christian historical romance!

 I received a digital copy of “A Vision of Lucy” from Thomas Nelson’s publishing in exchange for my review.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Prefense Hand Sanitizer Review and Giveaway!!

I was lucky enough to receive this hand sanitizer to review! This is the best hand sanitizer I have ever used!! The sanitizer is Silica based and alcohol free so it doesn't burn when it touches your cuts! I have never cared much for hand sanitizer because of the burn and it makes your hands sticky, but this product doesn't do any of that! This hand sanitizer smooths, softens, and protects your skin. It also gives your protection from germs for up to 10 hand washings and is effective for 24 hours. The patented formula clings to your skin forming a proactive antibacterial barrier when your skin is either wet or dry! The moisturizing Silica complex contains soothing organic botanicals to prevent drying, redness, and chapping! This hand sanitizer is also safe for kids!! I will never use another hand sanitizer ever again!! This is the best there is! I love the Prefense saying "The best defense is a strong Prefense"!!!
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Costume Review!!

I received this costume from Wholesale Halloween Costumes!! I absolutely love this site! Wholesale Halloween Costumes has anything and everything anyone can want! From pet costumes to Halloween costumes to 20s costumes they have it all!! The website is fun and it's very exciting going through costumes trying to decide which one you want! After much thought, I finally chose the Gangster Lady Womens Costume.

Here is a little clip from the description from the Wholesale Halloween Costumes. "The gangster lady outfit includes a pinstripe zoot suit along with a black scarf and a black pinstripe gangster hat. The gangster lady costume is available in sizes from small to extra-large so all women can be part of this confidence game."

I love this costume because it is comfortable, easy to wear, and can be used year round!! I will definitely be getting more costumes from Wholesale Halloween Costumes and I suggest you should do the same!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Five Question Friday!!!

Ok so I am going to try to do 5QF every Friday. I have only done one since I started my blog... so I need to do some more. I have Amber (Lisa's daughter) over and Michael just got home so today has been a really good Friday! Now the questions!!

1. If you had to choose, which would you prefer to spend money on... landscape or a pool?

I would definitely prefer a pool with this nice weather we have been having! I would like a nice in-ground pool with the deep end to be 12ft! On our anniversary Michael was teaching me to swim, but now that we aren't around a pool I can't practice!

2. Death penalty, yay or nay?

It would, of course, depend on the situation, but yay. Sometime I wish our judicial system could revert back to the 1800s when you killed someone you were hanged, but then they killed allot of innocent people. So there again, it would definitely depend on the situation.

3. What's the worse thing your kid has gotten into when you turned your back/blogged/showered/blinked.

Well since Michael hasn't let me have a kid yet, I wouldn't know, but I am dreading the day when our future kids to dreaded things!!

4. How often do you REALLY go to the dentist?

I used to go every 6 months when I was on my parents insurance, but now since we got married I have only been to the dentist once... I actually don't mind going to the dentist. It's almost relaxing for me. The only thing I dread about dentists are shots, but even those aren't too bad.

5. What is your favorite animal (doesn't have to be pet-type animal)?

Hmm that one is a hard question for me. I love all sorts of animals (ask anyone and I've had almost every type!), but I think my favorite is a toss up between horses and dogs. I currently don't own a horse, but back on my parents ranch we at 8 at one time. Riding in the mountains is the most awesome thing to do! Dogs are always there for you and aren't critical of anything. Training dogs is also a hobby of mine, and that's another fun thing about dogs; yes you can teach old dogs new tricks!!