Sunday, August 27, 2023

Hello, dear friends. 

Well, I have been gone much longer then planned. I'm so about that. While I get on Facebook and chime in, I've still been pretty much inside my own head. My goal is to get back to reading, reviewing, my blog and all of you. 

Thank you all for your kind words, and your patience. 
I hope your summer has been a good one, and as we grow closer to Fall (Yay!), I hope it only gets better. While so many mourn the loss Summer, I welcome it. Once the cooler air, better yet, the crisp chilly air of Fall comes around, I always find myself coming back to life. So please, hang in there a little longer with me. I will be back!

Hugs and love to you all.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Hello my friends.
I wanted to check in after being quiet for so long.
I'm doing well. I'm not sick. Not in a eat broth, get some sleep kinda way.
Most of you already know that I have bi-polar as well as panic and anxiety disorder. In that mixed depression. With the help of medications, I do much better then I did about 30 years ago when diagnosed. However, there are times when my medication, and me being a born goofball just aren't strong enough to get me through sometimes. 
But I am trying. I am trying hard. For you, my family, and myself, I'm trying so hard. 
Lisa Ks Book Reviews will continue! As soon as I can get myself back on an even keel, I will be back. 
You didn't think you could get rid of me that easily did you? 😉
Sending love, peace, and light to you all. 

Friday, June 16, 2023

 Hello all. As you must have noticed by now, nothing new has been happening on my blog. There are 2 reasons.

1: First to happen . . . I haven't been able to load any images to my blog. I've been working hard on trying to figure it out, but so far, nothing.

2: I've been having some flare ups 
of my bipolar, and have had a struggle with my depression. May & June are hard months for me. For my family. The anniversary of both my parents deaths, the anniversary of my brother's death, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, the birthday of one of my dearest friends who has now passed. It's all too much in a small space of time.

I'm so sorry to have been MIA. I am going to strive to get things back on track. I'm giving myself a deadline of July 1. I pray you all can hang in there with me as I work on getting my blog, and my presence in the cozy community back in order. In the mean time, love and joy to you all. Good bless. Hugs to you all.

Friday, June 2, 2023

A huge THANK YOU to my friend Karen, for looking after all of you for me. She's so busy in life right now, that it means more than words can say that she would help out, even without being asked! Love you, Karen! 

As for things here. I still can't upload images. If I can't soon, it looks like I may have to set up a new blog. (Insert sad face here) Either way, I will be back up and running ASAP. 

Hugs my friends. And, Happy June!  


Wednesday, May 31, 2023


Welcome back and thought I would share about a Facebook event that is happening June 6th so you have time to mark your calendars! 

June 6th is the release date for Death Knells and Wedding Bells by Eva Gates and over on her Author page on Facebook she is hosting an event that I highly recommend attending. Virtually of course !

So many Authors are participating in this event, which is on Facebook and can be found on Eva Gates and Vicki Delany's Facebook page. 

Mark your calendars and RSVP for this amazing event, more than 150 people have already signed up for it! A lighthouse, a wedding, a mystery and so much more! I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023


Well It looks like Lisa is still having some trouble with uploading images to her page, somehow it is letting me. But I feel her frustration and I through my desk in full support.

I hope you will accept me filling in...

I have some exciting news from the Cozy World to share, Two Cozy Mysteries I can't wait to read...

Coming July 4th!!! Scaredy Cat by Sofie Ryan, book 10 of 11 in the Second Chance Cat Mystery Series is going to be released! I love this cover!

"Secondhand store owner Sarah Grayson and her affectionate rescue cat, Elvis, will scare up a few leads to find a killer in the newest installment of this captivating New York Times bestselling series.

 After a long, cold, and snowy winter, it seems as though spring may be arriving early in Maine. Sarah Grayson is busy at her store, Second Chance, and she’s looking forward to an afternoon break from the hustle and bustle, tagging along to the North Harbor Spring House Tour with her friend Detective Michelle Andrews.

 But it turns out one of the houses has a haunted history, and when a ghost hunter is found dead on the premises, Sarah knows the best way to uncover the killer/to solve the mystery is by investigating the not-so-dearly departed. With help from Elvis and Charlotte’s Angels, the crew of senior citizen private detectives who work out of the store, she’ll close the case on this creepy crime" - Amazon

 Ok you may not know me that well but I am obsessed with tea and this particular series. This has me so excited and preordering Laura Childs July 4th, 2023 release of A Dark and Stormy Tea, I am already thinking of the teas I shall sip with this in my tea tent! 

"A possible serial killer on the loose sends tea maven Theodosia Browning into a whirlwind of investigation in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series.

It was a dark and stormy night, but that was the least of Theodosia Browning's troubles. As she approaches St. Philips Graveyard, Theodosia sees two figures locked in a strange embrace. Wiping rain from her eyes, Theodosia realizes she has just witnessed a brutal murder and sees a dark-hooded figure slip away into the fog.

In the throes of alerting police, Theodosia recognizes the victim—it is the daughter of her friend, Lois, who owns the Antiquarian Bookshop next door to her own Indigo Tea Shop.

Even though this appears to be the work of a serial killer who is stalking the back alleys of Charleston, Lois begs Theodosia for help. Against the advice of her boyfriend, Detective Pete Riley, and the sage words of Drayton, her tea sommelier, amateur-sleuth Theodosia launches her own shadow investigation. And quickly discovers that suspects abound with the dead girl’s boyfriend, nefarious real estate developer, private-security man, bumbling reporter, and her own neighbor who is writing a true-crime book and searching for a big ending."- Amazon 

Neither Lisa or I are Amazon Affiliates. I just get most of my pre ordered books through Amazon. I am no longer receiving advanced reading copies so if you see me get really excited you can bet these are ones I have chosen to add to my TBR list this summer!

Thanks for joining us here and for luck that Lisa can be online again soon! 

Saturday, May 27, 2023

 Greetings! I hear for you in the USA it may be a long weekend, here in Canada ours was last weekend and I was so tired i never got around to making a Jello Pie I had been wanting to try. 

When my parents were alive and my dad still working he had a lady in the office who made us this pie once and I absolutely loved it, having had no idea at the time how she made this magical fluffy red pie, and now many decades later, I learned that it was a Jello Pie! 

Specifically this recipe I found on the Kraft Canada Website which you can also find by clicking this sentence. 

Hoping that this photo is viewable to you all, it is from the Kraft Website and I was in absolute disbelief that while I was looking at recipes this yummy childhood memory  has been rediscovered!

What I think I love most about this pie is that it combines my favorite parts of having pie, the fruit and the creamy topping, into the pie! 

While I am not sure how you will be spending your holiday weekend I hope it is with people you love, or doing something you love. 

I will let you know how my pie turns out! Let me know if you make this or if you have a similar pie recipe you would share!