Thursday, July 19, 2018

Fristo handbags ~ A boon to all womenfolk

For many days, I was thinking about buying a handbag that’s worth every penny. No need to say anything new about why I needed it. As we all know, women’s best companions are handbags and agree or not, I am a woman. The reason why I wanted to replace with a new one is that my old handbag is very small and it did do some good as long as it was with me but wasn’t enough. The thing is, for the past few weeks there has been a heavy rise in necessity to travel long distance. It’s been a very hectic affair.

Seems to me for this whole year, travelling will become a part of my life and I can’t blame. I have to get used to it. So I was searching for a handbag to carry everything from pen to water bottle. After weighing the pros and cons, moreover, satisfied with the price, quality and color of the handbag, I selected the below one without having second thoughts getting the better of me.

A little confession. I read the reviews of this product on e-commerce sites. Truly that didn’t affect or motivate me from buying. The choice was absolutely mine. I just wanted to test whether this handbag is made for me for it captured my eye on the first glance and I was impressed with the size and the color too. I also had another option that is to return this product immediately if it didn’t live up to my expectation.

So here am I to tell you the tale of my love of the product as soon as I opened it. The shocking part (in a pleasant way) is that I got it for filthy cheap and it looks perfectly fine just like in the picture. I made a comparison of all the other bags of Fristo and I feel proud to have zeroed in on this one. The cost of the bag puts a smile on my face. It’s a steal not a deal.

If you are an office going woman or a college student or just travelling long hours, this is a must have. You can carry food, water bottle and everything else. It has two interior big pockets and on the front side, there is a small pocket and inside the big pocket, there is a small pocket. The handbag is trendy and stylist, pretty to look at. I have no complaints. It fulfills my every need. No doubt, it will be useful for the rest of my life.

Product details

What is the color of the product?

Dark blue and Maroon.

How many zippers?

Two big and two small.

What is the product made of?

Polyurethane leather

Are there any alternative colors of the product shown available?

Yes, there are. I would bet this is the best color so far. In future, if they make a few more, then I may change my opinion.

What are all the occasions it can be used?

This is a high quality product. You can use it for daily use and also for important occasions.

Does the product look the same when received?

Yes, more or less the same. May be, much darker than it is in the picture

What is the cost of the product?

Today, it is Rs.306. It can increase any time but may not decrease.

My verdict

Fristo Grey and Black women handbag (FRB-023)(Gray and Black)Fristo Women's Handbag (FRB-019, Purple and Beige)Fristo Women's Handbag (FRB-020, Black and Red)

If you compare with other Fristo handbags of this same design, you will know why I am giving a positive review for this one. I also like the color blue and maroon. Simple and elegant.You can arrive at a conclusion, this was the major reason for buying this product no need to repeat the value it holds. The rest of the colors are not made for me and they are much costlier though that's not part of the reasons for buying this. The quality is sure the same but there is a small or huge difference in the price and I don't like the other colors. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

New release : The irresitible groom by Cami Checketts

 The Irresistible Groom is on sale for just 99 cents today!
The Irresistible Groom by Cami Checketts
A vivacious sports agent loses her memory and her safe, perfectly-planned life. The only hope is a tough security specialist who for some reason she’s never allowed herself to fall for.
Claire Tucker is a feisty and successful sports agent. When she wakes up with amnesia she has to rely on a handsome security specialist, which doesn’t seem too bad … until she learns she’s known him for years and has repeatedly turned him down. When Brig proves irresistible to her, she realizes she needs to guard her heart until she gets some answers or her past will catch up to her.
Brig Hunsaker has everything he needs, except the sassy lady he’s had a crush on for years. When Claire is injured, and the hospital staff believe he’s her fiancĂ©, he finally gets the chance to protect her and prove he’s worth taking a chance on.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Calico ball : Timeless western collection

40132746Kindle edition : 283
Publisher :  Mirror Press
Published on : July 10, 2018
Book links : Goodreads Amazom
Authors link : Carla Kelly Sarah M. Eden Kistin Holt

The review

 Story 1

The keeper of the western door is intriguing and heartwarming. This is the first story in the Calico ball anthology and the author, Carla Kelly's way with words is so mature and close to perfection, there is not a single place in which I felt displeased with her writing. I have become addicted to the story and I can't forget the romance element of the novella that I kind of became a slave to it. It is a clean romance with no serious sexual tension between the main characters that doesn't surprise me as it is a historical fiction. To include a fact, there is gentleness and delicacy in the way they show their love and share their feelings they have for one another. 

Mary Blue Eye is a Seneca Indian. She comes to the west to help her newly wed friend only to find she doesn't treat her as one rather like a slave to do all the household chores a servant would be asked to do. Two senior officials wives Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. Stanley need someone to make 14 calico dresses for the Calico Ball to raise fund for people who lost their homes in the great Chicago fire. They demand Victoria Masterson, her ex-friend and now her master who is also the wife of a junior officer to make Mary stitch the dresses. Mary has to obey them and she is not an unkind person to refuse no matter whether she doesn't really want to oblige the snobbish wives order because of the way they treat her . The story about the spider triggers emotions. Only when Mary compares herself to the spider after that, I was able to understand the truth in it.

Sergeant Rowan Blade is a compassionate man with overflowing goodness for the less fortunate and the unfortunate. I liked how he comes to rescue Mary at odd times when she needs it the most and the best part is she doesn't even ask. Mary captures the heart of the readers like me with her kind, charming behavior and she finds good friends for this quality of hers in the book. I loved the way Mary hugged the crying Rowan and calmed him down. Both deserve each other. I also loved how Mary was proud of her family heritage particularly the way she said to people about her father who is a graduate and worked as a secretary was spot on. The keeper of the western door is unique with superior content but ends quick. Did Mary stitch the dresses within the stipulated period of time? Who all became her friends? Did she stitch a dress for herself to go to the Calico Ball with Rowan? What happened to his love? Did she leave him for her home? Read the book, you will know. Don't forget, this is a must read story. There are plenty of reasons to buy this book.

Rating 4/5

Story 2 : A convenient arrangement

What should I say about this very compelling and delightful read? Mirabelle Smith is one lovely lady. Behind her smiling, admirable face, a massive layer of sadness and the yearning for a loving family is hidden. She is just a mail order wife and her marriage to Quinn is made of mutual convenience. No crossing boundaries. No emotional or romantic attachment. That is what Quinn ordered. She does her work and he does his.As long as they do this, they are good. But a woman has feelings, right? She has a heart and she can’t live with a man and her Da, her entire life with an absence of slightest hint of love and affection. How could she ever survive the place and make herself comfortable especially her Da seems very challenging to live with? No appreciation of her work but just complaints. Will her efforts to make them her family go in vain?

When Quinn first met his soon to be wife, he was shocked. She is merely 4 feet 11 inches. When she speaks he couldn’t except wonder she is anything but tiny. I loved the confidence in Mirabelle.  His new husband’s body structure resembles like that of Goliath and he stands tall 6 feet 3 inches even without his shoes on. Does she feel intimidated? No, not really.  She is a bit scared inside. Gladly, she doesn’t show. Quinn has seen his Da suffer for the immense love he had towards his mother. That will not happen to him. Mirabelle is just a mail order wife or is she more than that? I loved how she made Quinn smile wider when she told him she got things from Mr. Carlton, the shopkeeper for lower price. Nobody could ever bargain with him as per Quinn. Author Sarah M. Eden knows how to write humor and she has used it best to her full advantage. I am now a fan of her writing style. This book is not just a one time enjoyable read.

The first half of the story was full of humor and I laughed so much at Mirabelle’s jokes. She tries hard to fit in and make Quinn understand her and be her friend at least. Does she fail? Read the book to know. Her pain as an orphanage girl ache for a loving family, a caring and empathetic husband, and friends to chat over coffee or tea were all the comforts a simple woman could ask for. It is reasonable, right?The final part of the story was rushed I feel still it was best in some way. There is no flaw in the story as per my view. For a short novella, the author has done justice and I cannot ask for more.The story gave my heart contentment. I have never heard of mail order brides until now. In the 18th century, this was famous in the west I guess. More men but few women existed to marry so the men order wives far from their home. In this story , Calico ball brings Quinn and Mirabelle closer and make Quinn finally understand and reciprocate her love. His Da is not hard hearted after all. A convenient arrangement is one of the best historical romances I will treasure in my heart and I am sure, this story will linger on my mind for a long time.  

Rating 4.5/5 

Story 3 

Isabella’s calico groom had an entirely different feel to it than the above two novellas. How yesteryear women professionals had to deal with the firmly established male chauvinistic society who never wanted self-assured women earning all by herself as a wife then think about their fate competing with them. What a massive threat to their existence and most of all their pride they saved for generations! A woman always have to be less educated than a man and she must not do double jobs. Home must be where her heart is, not an office. She must cater all to their needs and that of their children’s without having any distractions. In all countries, this was the main problem. This thinking by men is considered appropriate even today in many parts of the world. Who was/were responsible for cultivating this unwise thoughts is not clear. Can’t a woman work simultaneously and also be a good wife to her husband and take on the responsibilities of a loving mother? Does doing household chores all the time is a woman’s only business?

I was astonished immensely by the fact Dr. Isabella wore new dresses every day to her office and wondered like Dr. Henry but a little differently like, how could she have managed to buy herself new dresses despite her demanding work as a successful dentist?. Did she spend all the money on her dresses and accessories? When the secret was revealed, it was something I did not expect. Even a successful career and a modest family background cannot buy respect a woman deserves is a lesson I learnt through this book. A good percentage of men all over the world consider women as nothing but objects that arouses them sexually. Now it is time, all woman also consider men as sexual objects. All patients including many men are her clients because they want a women’s touch. Dr. Henry who was once her enemy comes to her rescue and they both work together to make a difference and Isabella pays him to be her protector. I enjoyed greatly the news of the dentistry and Dr. Isabella’s love for intellectually stimulating conversations with him and his appreciation for her. A man who considers a woman his equal intellectually is rare even today. In a turn of events, he acknowledges her as the best problem solver than him and realizes she is not like Leonara, his classmate for whom he had feelings.  

Dr. Isabella learns Dr. Henry may be the right man for her and she also feels quite sure about it. However, he is muddled by his growing love towards her. A decent man does not walk away. This realization hits him and he realizes he is a coward. How did Dr. Isabella prove she is different from the woman he had pictured on his mind? What painful secrets Dr. Henry hides in his heart?  How did he propose to Isabella after declining her love? Will Isabella accept him and tell him he is not a coward? Narrow minded men like Fisher and Isabella’s brother-in-law are the reasons why women are always treated in an ill manner and are largely considered a baby making machines and robots doing the household chores within the four walls of their house. Women also feel discouraged at the ogling stares of wicked men and feel scared to come out of their homes for their safety is questioned. Now this has improved more to women’s displease in a country like India where women have to do household chores as well as must work in the office and support their home and also manage men with ogling stares. The book delivers a good social message and I will give a thumbs up for this to the author. 

Rating 4/5

Disclaimer  This book was received in exchange for an honest review.

The songs of you and me by Mylissa Demeyere~July 16 release date & giveaway

Happy Release Day to The Songs of You and Me by Mylissa Demeyere! To celebrate the release of this great book we're giving away $50!!

The Songs of You and Me by Mylissa Demeyere

Jane Hartford fell head over heels for Jackson at the tender age of fifteen. She spent most of high school pining for him, until she realized he wasn’t going to see her as anything more than his baby sister’s best friend. Now she finds herself single with a daughter, a broken heart, and songs that remind her of a long lost love.

Jackson Wright is a man living with regret. His biggest one, never acting on his feelings for Jane. When he returns to Bellebrook, the town they grew up in, he literally runs into her and his world gets tossed upside down and sideways.

This time, Jackson isn’t willing to give up. With a meddling sister eager to push both of them together, he believes things might actually work out. That is, if they can overcome the heavy baggage they both carry. Follow Jackson and Jane as they revisit their past, figuring out what went wrong so long ago.

Will they learn they have the power to make things right in the present?

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A tender debut novel that will leave you remembering the sweet angst of first love. The Songs of You and Me is a charmer. - Taylor Dean, author of I’m With You and Chasing Fireflies.

In this romantic debut about first love, second chances, Ms. DeMeyere weaves the past and present together in a way that brings the characters' hearts to life as they heal from tragedies and struggle to move on in life. Sweet and heartwarming. – Charissa Stastny, author of Between Hope and the Highway and the Rules out Romances Series.

A fun and enticing love story that combines the bitter with the sweet and keeps you laughing amidst the tears. You won't want to miss this touching story that explores true love in all its depth and beauty. – Aubrey, Amazon Reviewer

The Songs of You and Me pulled me in from page one. The characters came to life and I felt as if I was part of their story. I stayed up night after night fascinated with their personal and individual challenges. Their obstacles were relatable and tugged at my heart. I couldn’t wait to finish and yet I didn’t want it to end. As I read the last page, I was ecstatic to see what would come next from Mylissa Demeyere. – Jamie, Amazon Reviewer


“So, Evan, huh?” I blurted out, when I found her in the kitchen, snacking on chips.
“Don’t even start. I don’t know what your sister was thinking.”
“You both looked awful cozy in there.” I winced, noting the jealous tone. Jane wasn’t mine, and I hadn’t done anything to change that.
“Real cozy.” Jane’s sarcasm lifted my spirits. “I love Sarah, but sometimes she makes it hard for me to remember that.”
“Yeah, she can be a handful.” I wasn’t happy with this setup, either, but if it gave me time with Jane now, I wasn’t going to complain.
”If Evan puts his arm around me once more, I might punch him.” That mental image plastered a smile on my face.
“So why did you agree to this ‘date’ if you don’t like the punk?” Must be a loaded question, because Jane turned a cute shade of pink as she fidgeted with her sleeve.
“I don’t really know. Sarah thought it would be a good idea, and then she made me read a magazine article on how to make him like me. I don’t even want him to like me.”
That sounded like Sarah, all right.
“So, what are you supposed to be doing to get him to like you?” I couldn’t help myself. Her fidgeting and blushing were too tempting to leave it alone.
“I’m supposed to flirt. But I think he’s doing enough of that for the both of us.” She huffed and averted her gaze.
“Does it make you uncomfortable when a guy flirts with you?” I closed the distance between us and leaned into her personal space. The nearness forced her gaze up. She looked confused, like she was trying to figure me out.
“No, just incensed.” Her voice came out breathless.
“Incensed?” I raised my brows. Her choice of word had me smiling, but not backing off.
“You know what it means.” She caught on to what I was doing.
“Am I annoying you now?” I raised my hand and rested it on the cabinet, right next to her head. She gulped but didn’t move to push me back. Her eyes dipped down to my lips. “Are you irritated, Jane?” I whispered, so close I felt her breath fanning my face. Her hand came up to rest on my chest, my muscles tightening under her touch.

Author Mylissa Demeyere

Mylissa Demeyere was born in Belgium, and resides in the beautiful city of Ghent. She lives in a somewhat organized home with her four beautiful children and the love of her life. If she isn’t working, she’s writing, running, reading, or enjoying time with her kids, who are growing up way too fast.
The Songs of You and Me is her debut novel, with a sequel already in the works.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Book spotlight : The Prince Charming Groom by Taylor Hart

No.of pages : 183 (kindle edition)
Publisher : ArchStone Ink, LLC
Published on : July 5th, 2018
Book links : Goodreads Amazon
Author links : Goodreads Website

Book blurb

The Lost Ones...are for all those who want to know what happened to the other guy or girl who got away. This Lost One is about Kyle Bones--the guy in The Second Chance Groom---who was captured and presumed dead. --But he's not dead. Oh no! 
Enjoy this fast-paced Romance! 

Kyle Bones, ex Navy SEAL, doesn't want to be raffled off for a date at a radio station. He certainly doesn’t want to attend a swanky party where his ex fiancĂ© will be there, and he really doesn’t want to take someone he doesn’t know with him. But when a beautiful red head wins the date, suddenly it doesn't seem so bad. 

Kennedy Dawson, doesn't believe in Prince Charming. After losing both of her parents when she was sixteen to a car accident, her life hasn't been easy, especially since she lost her left hand in that accident, too. But she's made it work. When her roommate enters her in a radio contest, she never imagined she would win a date to Jackson, Wyoming with Kyle Bones. No. No. No. Sure, the guy's hot, but...this kind of thing doesn’t happen to her. 

After flying to Jackson, staying at Kyle's new house, helicoptering over Jackson Mountain, and getting a glimpse of his tough, yet tender side, she starts to like this man...more than she ever thought possible. 

When misgivings and misunderstandings rise to the surface, Kennedy has a choice to make--give love another chance or let Prince Charming walk away.