This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue air......love to have coffee...sip a glass of champagne......read a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sonoma Rose...a new book and pin!!!

Very excited over here...
a little while ago I saw on Facebook that Jennifer Chiaverini was giving away an Elm Creek Pin to the first 100 people who responded...

I thought, why not give it a go!!!
Jennifer responded to me and I ordered her latest book Sonoma Rose and blow-me-down...I received a pin all the way from The Next Chapter Book Shop in America...



Sonoma Rose...As the nation grapples with the strictures of Prohibition, Rosa Barclay lives on a Southern California rye farm with her volatile husband, John, who has lately found another source of income far outside the federal purview. Mother to eight children, Rosa mourns the loss of four who succumbed to the mysterious wasting disease that is now afflicting young Ana and Miguel...
~from book jacket~


Now I have my very own first edition of Sonoma Rose complete with Jennifer's signature...
How awesome is that...I'm really going to enjoy reading this book!!!

I really enjoy reading all of Jennifer's books...but must admit I am a bit partial to Anna in her kitchen (The Quilter's Kitchen) at Elm Creek!!!  Gotta love that she made patchwork biscuits to take for an interview to become a tutor and ended up being a Cook in the kitchen...how I would love to work alongside her!!!

Happy Reading...Dzintra 

10 comments:

Notjustnat said...

Woo hoo Dzintra, congrats! You lucky girl. I will have to put an order in for her new book too. I love all her books, but only read a couples so far - Hugs Nat

Margaret said...

Happy reading for you over Easter, and what a gift, so happy for you .

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely surprise and thank you for your review. Would really want to make me read it (o:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear Dzintra!

Now that books sounds like a GREAT READ!!! AND are you happy precious? EXCELLENT! ANy time I can curl up to a great book is a happy time....and soon, next WEEK in fact, I will be on Spring break!!!! HUGS TO YOU AND JOJO! Anita

Lynn said...

Lucky you! Enjoy your new book!

Palomasea said...

Dearest Dzintra...indeed this sounds like a terrific book, and how cool that you got the pin!

I can just imagine the beautiful sea breeze where you are...
Sounds like the weather is perfect. We are being teased here...some days are warm and mild, then it dips down 20 degrees with high winds...never a dull moment! ;)
Sending love and hugs, and wishes for a gorgeous weekend...
xoxo,
- Irina

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Wow you lucky woman!!! I hope you find time to sit and have a good read. I bet you will weat that pin to your next patchwork outing.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Bev.xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MY DARLING FRIEND,

THANK YOU for your enthusiastic visit yesterday and well wishes!!! OH HAPPY DAY FOR SURE....and many of them BACK AT YOU!!!

CHEERS and our BIRTHDAYS ARE COMING!!! Anita

Palomasea said...

Oh, right here with dear Anita!
Thank you, beautiful friend, for coming by...
The sentiments about your dad really touched me.

Don't worry about the tag, just for fun!
Hope your day is lovely, sweet Dzintra..
Hugs,
- Irina

Amish Stories said...

Just wanted to see how my friends in the UK were doing, and i hope all is well folks. Here in Amish country we are starting now to work the farms and get them ready for planting. Your American pal Richard

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