The Candidate - A Thriller

The Candidate - A Newsmakers Novel
  Written by Lis Wiehl
  Hardcover, 352 Pages
  October 2016, $26.99

Publisher's Synopsis:
How far will a candidate go to become president? Erica Sparks - America’s top-rated cable-news host - is about to find out.

Mike Ortiz is a dynamic war hero favored to win the White House. Standing by his side is his glamorous and adoring wife, Celeste. But something about this seemingly perfect couple troubles Erica.

Is Celeste really who she seems? And most importantly, what really happened in that squalid Al-Qaeda prison where Mike Ortiz spent nine months?

But more than the nation’s future is at stake. Erica’s relentless search for the truth puts the life of her preteen daughter Jenny in danger, even as Erica’s own dark past threatens to overtake her.

Lis Wiehl is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels. She is a Harvard Law School graduate and has served as a federal prosecutor in the state of Washington and as a tenured faculty member at The University Washington School of Law. She is currently a popular legal analyst and commentator for the Fox News Channel.  You can find her online at

My Thoughts
This is a good book right from the first chapter.  It doesn't slow down and is a fun read - especially since it is an election year this year.  I like the main character who has overcome obstacles and is making changes in her life, both for herself and her daughter.  If you enjoy a mystery or news story you will like this book.  I Rated This Book:  5/5 Stars *****

Aunt Fannie's Cleaning Vinegar Giveaway

Cleaning your house is not a particularly pleasant thing to do each day, but it can be made a little better on you and your household by using Aunt Fannie's cleaning and pest solutions products!

What is Aunt Fannie's? A company started by Mat Franken, with products created to clean, using food based ingredients instead of chemicals.  Their products include cleaning solutions and pest remedies - Cleaning Vinegars and FlyPunch!

It's The Moodsters!

How do your children show their feelings? Do they have trouble doing so or feel bad if they can't show their anger or sadness? There is a cute solution that will help kids do just that - express their feelings no matter what they may be - The Moodsters.

In My Mailbox - Useful Wins

I have received several useful wins lately from the many sweepstakes I enter.

Like the Hefty/Reynolds school supplied prizes with everyday items that get used all the time...

Baking sheets, cups, trash bags, plates, bakeware pans, oven bags and slow cooker liners.

Then there is the grey Pantone metal storage box from a Camel sweeps.

On-the-Go Breakfast Ideas

Mornings are busy for just about everyone I know.  Taking the time to eat breakfast tends to be the thing people skip the most.  I used to be one of those people but after so many days feeling sluggish or sick because of an empty stomach, I knew I had to take the time to eat something.  And we all know how much it is stressed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for kids!

Using Up Our Fresh Peaches

We received a nice basket of fresh peaches the other day and I was wondering what to do with all of them before they spoiled.

First, I went online and found a recipe from Paula Deen for Peaches and Cream Muffins and decided to give that a go.

It tasted very good, but MH said he would have preferred it if I had made them with a streusel topping.

Good to know for the next time.

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