Happy Tuesday! I recently became an ambassador for a brand of tea called Tea Drops it was really the best way to start off my new year. Don’t get me wrong I still love my coffee however this year I really wanted to focus on incorporating tea into my daily routine. Tea Drops is such a great company in many ways. First off the tea is ethically sourced and organic. Tea drops also is partnered with a non-profit organization called the Thirst Project which focuses on making clean water accessible throughout the world. All of these make Tea Drops an amazing company.
Not only does Tea Drops have great flavor teas they also have iced tea options like above. This is their Matcha Iced Tea set that comes with a Matcha Green Tea drop and a Sweet condensed milk creamer. With the combination of these two you get a delicious Matcha Iced Tea. In the Matcha Iced tea set Tea Drops teamed up with Copper Cow which is also an amazing and honest brand that produces the Condensed milk that is provided in the set. Both of these companies are proudly owned by women and are overall just great.
Tea Drops is a completely dissolvable drop that is all pressed organic tea this alone helps with the traditional waste that comes with other tea brands. Because this tea is completely dissolvable you eliminate the waste of the products used in normal tea bags. Also it’s extremely convenient you simply place the tea drop into a cup, add hot water and stir three easy steps and you have a cup of delicious tea.
So if your a tea lover or wanting to add tea into your daily routine I highly recommend giving Tea Drops a try. If you do choose to try them out don’t hesitate using my code to receive a discount. Below is the link to their site and my discount code.
I received this book through Uplit reads and it definitely showed up during a time that I really needed to escape into another world. Dragon Blood follows two young males who go by the names of Cal who is sixteen years old and really just wants to fit in and make his mom proud. However Cal deals with violent tendencies which brings me to the other part of this book were we find out he is the son of a Draco Sang which means he transforms into half human and half beast. The downside of this is if he can’t control his violent tendencies he will grow into a man-beast and be hunted. The second character we meet is Ferth who’s father is the Draco Sang chief. Ferth faces his owns battles just like Cal does however his involves more of an internal struggle due to his more compassionate side, Ferth must become fearless and a warrior. However what one may not see coming in this book is the twist, Ferth and Cal have never heard of one another, yet Ferth is sent to kill Cal. Once he is sent he learns that Cal is actually his brother. If he is to kill Cal he will finally win over his fathers loyalty however that will also mean he will be his brothers killer. This book overall was well thought out the two story lines really meshed well. I also enjoyed the amount of work that went in to developing the characters in this book. I also really enjoyed the development of the world and every detail that went into to the atmospheric surroundings. However the downside to it all is this is just the beginning of a series of books and I must now wait for the second one to come out.
In Olive Bright Pigeoneer we meet our heroine of the story, she is charming and smart and goes by the name of Olive Bright. We soon learn that Olive and her dad raise and race champion pigeons however due to Olives dad they are denied accreditation by the National Pigeon service due to Olives dad being hard to work with. But this doesn’t stop the intelligence agents from wanting to work with him. After being approached by an agent Olive and her dad choose to strike a secret deal to use her pigeons in a secret investigation. Alongside this mission is a murder which follows Miss Husselbee which defiantly threw a curve ball at me. Overall I enjoyed this book I am a historical fiction lover so I really loved the history of the National Pigeon service which in fact was real and took place in Britain during 1938-1945. After finishing this book it really made me wonder if this book would be a stand alone or possibly a book two could accompany it. Overall the two story lines in this book are beautifully meshed together. Between the murder investigation and the pigeon war efforts Stephanie Graves did a great job. Their also is a slight romance between Olive and Captain Aldridges which naturally I loved due to being a helpless romantic. This book was sent to me as part of a book tour campaign by bibliolifestyle in return I agreed to post and feature the book.
2020 was definitely one for the books with so much change and adjustments that we all had to overcome. My ultimate goals are to really just try my best to find the good in everything as easy as it is to say it also is very hard to actually do. Another goal of mine is to try to incorporate tea into my daily routine. Which brings me to announcement, I am excited to announce I am officially part of Tea Drops ambassador program. I know what your thinking tea? yes you read that correctly tea. In general tea has so many health benefits and I really want to focus on my health as well this year. The great thing about Tea Drops is for starts they are organic pressed tea which means you don’t have to worry about loose tea or tea bags. Its easy and simple you boil the amount of water desired than you simply place the small pressed tea into a cup, pour the water and stir. The tea will dissolve easily into the water and there you have it a hot cup of tea. Another great thing about Tea Drops is they are made in America and they also team up with the Thirst Project to help give water to others around the world who do not have access to it. So if you love tea and would be interested please don’t hesitate to reach out to me on my instagram account which you can easily access at the top of my page. I also do have a discount code that can be applied to your final order which is also in my Bio on instagram.
The Midnight Bargain is a fast paced fantasy book that will really pull you into the world of Beatrice Clayborne. Beatrice is a young sorceress who is in need of becoming a magus however that is against everything Beatrice has been taught. Beatrice lives in a world were women are not allowed to practice there magic abilities instead Beatrice has been preparing for the most important part of her life. Beatrice must select a male as her husband however in doing so she will give up all her rights and abilities to practice magic. Unfortunately Beatrice’s family is in a financial crisis and Beatrice has the ability to secure their future by marrying a wealthy man. Beatrice however will not marry instead she has found a way to secure her families future and practice magic. In a grand scheme to protect her magic abilities Beatrice seeks outs a grimoire in a book shop and when she finds it she feels as if everything will work out until she runs into the Lavan siblings Ianthe and Ysbeta. Ysbeta is also a female sorceress who wishes to not marry and become a magus. Ysbeta tricks Beatrice and takes the Grimoire. Beatrice is desperate to find the Grimoire however what she does not see coming her way is a love interest who happens to be the brother of Ysbeta. Beatrice is then swept away “instantly” by Ysbetas brother Ianthe and must choose between love or herself. Overall I enjoyed this book it was definitely powerful in the sense of women’s equality which today women still are battling. I loved the characters in this book especially Nadi she was a fun character and I also really love Beatrice for her strength to pursue equality. I did receive this book from Erewhon publishing in return for an honest review.
If your looking for a book to transport you through time this is it. You will be taken back to 1907 we’re the very prestigious Highbury home becomes the center of this book. Venetia Smith is just at the beginning of her career as a garden designer when she sets foot into the Highbury home. At the beginning Venetia has no clue how big this project will become let alone how well known she will soon be. Fast forward to 1944 when Beth Pedley arrives at the Highbury home seeking shelter and wanting to feel a sense of belonging. Little does she know when she meets Stella Adderton the cook at the Highbury home the wants of one another become opposite. Stella wants her freedom and by freedom she wants to be rid of the Highbury home. Both of these women’s lives become intertwined and in the midst of it Diana Symonds the current house owner only wishes to turn back time. While grieving in her own way for her husband she turns the Highbury home into a convalescent hospital. These women soon will have secrets that will be left in Highbury to never be uncovered. However in 2021 Emma who is dedicated to transforming gardens gets the chance of a lifetime when she is asked to restore the Highbury gardens. Emma has no clue what secrets she will uncover. This novel was great I love Julia Kelly and her amazing historical fiction books. The imagery is just unbelievable you really get a feeling that you are their at the Highbury home.
One time I loved. With all of me. Emptied myself unselfishly and then she was gone and I never got to tell her… -Murphy Shepherd
Murphy Shepherd seems like just an ordinary man who lives alone on an island were he tends the grounds of a church. What many don’t see is the mourning that Murphy is going through. However when Murphy pulls a women named Summer out of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway something is awakened inside of Murph’s soul. When he learns about Summers daughter who has gone missing he suddenly finds himself diving deeper into a world he may already know about. This book truly touched my heart in so many ways, Murphy Shepherd is a man of many traits. In The Water Keeper we see just how genuine and selfless Murphy is and along the way we learn the truth and secrets that are kept hidden. I absolutely loved The Water Keeper it was a book that kept me wanting to know more. The story line mixed in modern slavery and the willingness to be a changed man. I loved each character that was brought into the story line and I appreciated the depth that they brought to the overall story. This Novel really had me wiping my tears away following a few chuckles, if your wanting a novel that will pull you in and take you for a ride I highly recommend The Water Keeper.
Bookworm Nora, high powered attorney Christina and super mom in training Leanne have been in each other’s life despite their disliking of one another. Molly their best friend is the only neutral party who has been keeping all the girls together. However after Molly passes away things begin to change and as much as Nora, Leanne and Christina want to be away for good from one another Molly seemed to have different plans. Molly’s final request was for the girls to have a brunch every month for a year despite their disliking of one another. Overall this book was a mix between light hearted friendship and the trials that others face when dealing with death. I really loved the way Suzanne mixes the different friendships between the girls it really brought depth to the story line. If your looking for a light read with friendship, some drama and lots of tears I recommend Brunch and Other Obligations.
This book was not what I envisioned instead it was so much more. With its secrets and turn of events I was immediately captivated and wanted to keep reading. When Harriet Westaway is going through her many bill notices one evening she stumbles upon a letter addressed to her. After opening it Harriet is a bit shocked to find an invitation to a funeral however it’s not just any funereal it’s her late grandmother Miss. Westaways funeral. Harriet is a bit confused due to the fact that her grandparents had been deceased for over 20 yrs now. But how could this be a mistake it was in fact addressed to her. Harriet finds herself traveling to the funeral and once she arrives she finds herself questioning her past and begins to learn new things that could change her future. I really enjoyed this book it was one of those page turner thrillers that makes you want to just keep knowing more about whats going to happened. Throughout the book I found myself trying multiple times to figure out the huge mystery only to be thrown in a completely different direction. Overall this book is great for someone who really wants a catchy thriller to read. Its story line is great and Ruth Ware does a great job at describing such vivid images throughout the book.
Broth from the cauldron is a memoir based off of Fallingstars many life lessons. If their is one thing I really enjoyed about this book it has to be the deeply thought out stories that are told. Fallingstar doesn’t just tell simple stories, instead they are stories from her forty years of being a Shamanic teacher. This book was sent to me from booksparks and at first I was a bit unsure of how I was gonna like this one due to it being way out of my comfort zone however I found myself really enjoying the contents of this memoir. I do feel like Fallingstar does a great job in explaining her struggles when growing up and really captures her readers attention.