The Creole Princess

The Creole Princess (The Gulf Coast Chronicles) by Beth White

Lyse Lanier may be French thru her heritage, but her best friend is the daughter of the British commander of Mobile. Their time spent together has created a close bond between them, even though Daisy is in love with Lyse’s brother. One day when a very charming young Spanish merchant arrives at the docks and sweeps Lyse off her feet with his wit and flair.  The American Conflict moves closer to Mobile, it comes time for Lyse ‘s family to make a choice to choose to side with the British or the American side. She wonders who Rafael Gonzalez truly is, is he truly a merchant or is he a spy for the Revolution. Is he someone she can trust to protect her and her family from the danger to come as the conflict grows.

Beth White takes the reader deep into the world of a little known part of the American Revolutionary war. She writes with so much spectacular detail that you almost feel like that you are right there with the characters.

Secret Santa!!

A few months ago I had several run ins with another coworker at my work. It just seemed that I could not do anything right in her eyes and even if I tried to talk to her, I was snubbed. Well at the first of this month I received a text from our boss letting me know who my person was for a our secret santa exchange. To my surprise I had gotten the name of the coworker that I had been having some struggles with.

Ever since I was a little girl, I remember a bible verse that says something about heaping coals of fire on your enemy’s head. Which is doing acts of kindness to the person who is mean or unfriendly to you. This is not an easy thing to do for anyone, even myself. There has been times I have had to make a choice of continuing to try to be friends and showing kindness to the person that was hurting me or walking away from the situation. Even though I have had to walk away from some situation’s and leave them  in God’s hands, this was not one of those times I could walk away.

I have bit my tongue several times around this coworker, but something was revealed to me about her. After taking a step back and looking at who she was, where she came from and what she was dealing with in her life. I realized there may be more to the story then what we are seeing in front of us. So when I got her name as my secret santa person, I chose to heap coals of fire on her head and bless her with a gift, something I would love to get as a gift myself.

Well I want to wish everyone here a Blessed New Year!!!!!!