....My purpose in creating this blog is not so much to offer something for my readers as much as an exercise to help me grow. Hopefully along the way, it may also help someone else. If not, may it at least entertain.

About Me

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Middle Tennessee, United States
I was raised in a very close, Christian based middle-class family in a Southern city suburb. I have been married 34 years. I have 2 grown sons, a beautiful granddaughter, and 1 older sister. Our home right now is also home to 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 pet chickens! I love music, outdoors, pets, wildlife, and new adventures. I love all of nature and God's many creations and can't imagine a life without a love of God and family, wildlife and the outdoors.

My Booklist - Thru 2010 Print/Audible

Books read or listened to:

My Antonia by Willa Cather
Christ the Lord by Anne Rice
The Darkest Evening of the Year by Dean Koontz
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
On Bear Mountain by Deborah Smith
Sight Hound by Pam Houston
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
The Will by Reed Arvin
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
Bone by Bone by Carol O'Connell
My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Beautiful Boy by David Sheff 
Tweak by Nic Sheff
Darling Jim by Christian Moerk
The Shack by William Paul Young
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The White Plague by Frank Herbert
Heaven's Keep by William Kent Krueger
House of Reckoning by John Saul
Every Last One by Anna Quinlan
A Dog Named Christmas by Greg Kincaid 
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
Making Jack Falcone by Joaquin "Jack" Garcia, Michael Levin
Merle's Door by Ted Kerasote
Marley and Me by John Grogan
Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Joshua by Joseph F. Garzone
Joshua and the Children by Joseph F. Garzone
Scenes from Country Life by Malissa Redfield
She Said Yes by Missy Bernall
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Freedom and Destiny by Rollo May
Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
Smart Women Finish Rich by David Bach
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier
Who Stole The American Dream by Burke Hedges
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
You Can If You Think You Can by Norman Vincent Peale

by Dave Pelzer:
A Child Called "It" 
The Lost Boy
A Man Named Dave

by Sharyn McCrumb:
She Walks These Hills 
The Ballad of Frankie Silver
The Rosewood Casket
Ghost Riders
The Songcatchers

By Michael Pollan:
The Omnivore's Dilemma
The Way We Eat 
In Defense of Food

by James Patterson:
The Quickie
Step on a Crack
The Beach House
The Honeymoon
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

by Terri Blackstock:
Last Light 
Night Light 
True Light 
Dawn's Light 
Cape Refuge
Evidence of Mercy
Emerald Windows
Ulterior Motives
Trial by Fire
Justifiable Means

by Nora Roberts:
Midnight Bayou
Carolina Moon
High Noon
Angels Fall
Blue Smoke
Northern Lights
Black Hills
The Villa
River's End
Blue Dahlia
Black Rose
Red Lily
Born in Fire
Born in Ice
Born  Shame
Jewels of the Sun
Tears of the Moon
Heart of the Sea
Sea Swept
Rising Tides
Inner Harbor
Chesapeake Blue
The Last Honest Woman
Dance to the Piper
Skin Deep
Without a Trace
Daring to Dream
Holding the Dream
Finding the Dream
Vision in White
Bed of Roses
Savor the Moment
Happy Ever After
The Search
Dance Upon the Air
Heaven and Earth
Face the Fire
Private Scandals
Captivated and Entranced
Honest Illusions

by Linda Howard:
Killing Time 
Up Close and Dangerous
Cover of Night
To Die For
Cry No More
Kiss Me While I Sleep
Open Season
Now You See Her
The Touch of Fire
Heart of Fire
Shades of Twilight
Dream Man
A Lady of the West
Death Angel

by Harlan Coben:
The Woods
Promise Me
The Innocent
Long Lost
Hold Tight

by Greg Isles:
The Quiet Game
24 Hours
Turning Angel
Third Degree

by Patricia Cornwell:
Book of the Dead
The Scarpetta Factor

by Michael Connelly:
The Poet
Blood Work
Trunk Music
Black Ice
Angels Flight

by Bill Bryson:
A Walk in the Woods
In a Sunburned Country

by Jon Katz:
A Good Dog
A Useful Dog
A Dog Year
Dog Days
Izzy and Lenore
Running to the Mountain

by Douglas Preston:

by Nicholas Sparks:
The Last Song
Dear John

by P.T. Deutermann:

by Jodi Picoult:
Salem Falls
Picture Perfect*

by Stuart Woods:
New York Dead

by Thomas Perry:
Vanishing Act

by Lee Child:
Killing Floor
Die Trying
Running Blind
Echo Burning
Without Fail
The Enemy
One Shot
The Hard Way
Bad Luck and Trouble
Nothing to Lose
Gone Tomorrow
61 Hours
Worth Dying For

by Stieg Larsson:
The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

by Tess Gerritsen:
Ice Cold
The Keepsake
The Mephisto Club
Body Double
The Sinner
The Apprentice
The Surgeon

by Gregg Olsen:
A Wicked Snow
A Cold Dark Place
Heart of Ice

by John Sanford:
Rules of Prey
Shadow Prey

by Debbie Macomber:
16 Lighthouse Road
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311 Pelican Court
44 Cranberry Point
50 Harbor Street
6 Ranier Drive
74 Seaside Avenue
8 Sandpiper Way
92 Pacific Boulevard