Saturday, July 30, 2016

Weekend Book Reviews

First up is the Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia and Surrounding States by Linda G Chafin.  This wonderful book might focus on Georgia, but it really covers all of the southeastern United States.  The book has three main parts.  First is the introduction which covers everything from the definition of a wildflower to pronunciation.  Next is the species descriptions.  Each of these include a good photo, in-depth description, and the growing range.  Finally readers can find the color thumbnails which are photos and names sorted by color.  This is especially good for quick reference.  The book is an exceptional reference guide.  I know that I will refer to it quite often, and it really covers most of the southeast despite the title.

Wanda E Brunstetter's Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook is a collection of recipes and gardening tips.  The recipes include soups, salads, main dishes, sides, and desserts.  A section of recipes for preserving your garden harvest is also included.  Do not expect any health foods as these are time tested favorites.  You can easily find most of the ingredients in your own pantry or at your local grocery store.  These Amish favorites will soon be favorites at your home too.

Kathleen Y'Barbo's book, 365 Family Dinners and Devotions, has you covered with delicious recipes and daily devotions.  The "dinners" part of the title is a bit misleading.  Many of the recipes are for snacks, sides, or desserts rather than being all dinners.  That is not a bad thing.  The recipes are simple enough for any busy family.  I love that it can bring a family together with yummy food and Bible time.  The topics are appropriate for the entire family, and the food will appeal to everyone!

disclosure:  I received these e-books from NetGalley but was not otherwise compensated for these reviews.  All opinions are my own!

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