Oil Pulling Revolution By Michelle Coleman

I first heard about oil pulling a couple of years ago. It sounded somewhat off the wall, but the more I read about it, the more it made sense. I took the plunge and for a short time began oil pulling myself. I did see many positive results. Sadly I did not do it long enough to make a habit and discontinued it.
Wanting to start again, I researched information that might help me. While I am sure there is much to learn, these publications seemed to go into a greater detail than what I was interested in.
This book is exactly what I needed! From it I learned the history of oil pulling. Even though this is obviously not rocket science, the essentials of this centuries old practice are covered and answers to common questions that arise. Also discussed are the oral and health benefits many experience from this simple wellness routine.
The book covers the different types of oil you can use and how to choose one. I especially liked the chapter which discussed including different essential oils in your regime and their benefits. The last chapter was particularly of interest to me, “Working Oil Pulling into Your Life.” I found numerous tips and solutions to challenges you might face along the way.
If you haven’t tried this yet, you should. What do you have to lose? I highly recommend this book. It was concise and easy to read. If you want to learn about oil pulling and get started, this is the book you need! Armed with more information, I am excited and ready to start again!
I received this book from Ulysses Press in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I have stated are my own.

Spark Joy An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up By Marie Kondo

This book is like having a professional organizer and counselor to help you declutter, organize your home, and keep it that way! Through this book Ms. Kondo works beside you to face this overwhelming job. Her unique perspective in viewing possessions can result inspirational discoveries about yourself and how you view your belongings.
I am a seasoned homemaker but since the death of my mother and husband within a short time, I am lost in a sea of stuff; his, hers, and mine. The author’s step by step instruction and diagrams are helping me take the first bite of the “elephant” (and believe me it is a big one!). Being a reader and creative soul I do not know that I will able to pare down to such severe simplicity as she suggests, but I believe I will able to reach a happy medium.
I learned many new skills and ideas I know will help me get my home in order permanently. If you follow her instructions your efforts will not be frustratingly temporary as they often are, but a lasting investment for an orderly home that bring s you joy!
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. The opinions I expressed are my own.

An Amish Market By Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin, and Vannetta Chapman

What a treat! In this book you get the writings of four great authors and four entertaining Amish romances. It can’t get better than that! All the writers were kind enough to add a word list with Pennsylvania Dutch words used in the story and an Amish recipe!
“Love Birds” by Amy Clipston. Ellie and Lloyd are both grieving over the loss of her brother Seth. With no male family member her mother and she are struggling to make ends meet. She must go to work at a gift shop to help support them. Lloyd, Seth’s best friend, along with others in the community regularly stops by to help. He begins to see Ellie as more than his friend’s little sister. Romance seems to be in the air until Ellie accidentally discovers an extraordinary talent Lloyd has for carving intricate wooden birds. She feels he must sell them in the gift shop where she is employed, but he refuses. Ignoring his protests she shows them to the owner. He sees her act as disloyalty and his love turns to anger and hurt. Is the relationship over?
Sweeter than Honey by Kelly Irvin. Will Glick and Isabella Shrock are two very shy, lonely people. Both are hindered in a relationship because they are having trouble moving forward with their lives. Isabella struggles to adjust to her family relocating to a new community. Will is held in the past by hurt and bitterness from the betrayal of a sweetheart. His critical judgmental spirit keeps everyone at a distance. Being a kind and sympathetic girl, she senses his pain after their first awkward meeting. She hurts for him and purposes to help him heal. He wants none of it, and then the shell around him begins to soften. Will Isabella’s compassion and efforts be enough?
The next two novellas were my favorite because the main characters were older people, not the usual young couples.
A Bid for Love by Kathleen Fuller. Ezra Yutzy is the town’s long-established bachelor. How odd that he makes weekly visits to the market to buy the butter Hannah Beiler makes. Who needs that much butter!? At the auction, Hannah puts all her money on one heirloom quilt, and loses. Ezra sees her disappointment and buys the quilt from the winner. The perfect love story, right? Not quite! This is the only beginning of miscommunication, misunderstandings, and conflict between the couple. There is a mystery here too; the quilt holds many secrets that neither of them knows about.
Love in Store by Vannetta Chapman. This story has a unique twist. A sweet Amish widower, David and cranky old maid, Stella are exact opposites, more like oil and water! With both being in their 50’s, they are not definitely spring chickens! They meet at the Amish Mill tourist attraction where both work. He is as kind as she is bad tempered. Knowing she could not have children from a young age, Stella decided no one would EVER want her for a wife. Her resentment hardened her through the years, turning to hostility and a sharp tongue. David sees past her crusty exterior and attempts become acquainted. They might never have come together except for some bizarre and dangerous occurrences at the mill. Both are concerned for the safety of others, and the possibility of the mill closing, so they make a combined effort to solve the mystery. There is a lot of suspense and surprises! Four entertaining novellas with distinctive lessons on relationships and forgiveness.
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