The Christmas Bow

I watched The Christmas Bow yesterday. I taped it when it was on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. It has Lucia Micarelli, Michael Rady, James Saito, Kenneth Cummins, Joy Perry, Anne Sward, Jyl Kaneshiro, and Nate Bynum in it.

In this movie, a woman named Kate is violinist. She has an accident which causes her to not play for awhile. (when I read that in the summary I thought car accident. But I was wrong. She mashes her fingers in a door which sounds really painful.) She goes to the doctor who says it will be six weeks before she can play again. He also recommends a physical therapist. The physical therapist is a childhood friend. They later fall in love and she gets to play again. Her grandfather starts teaching again and they have a Christmas party again where Kate plays again.

I loved this movie. I think this movie is my favorite Christmas movie so far. Next week I’m watching The Angel Tree. Yes, another Christmas movie.

The Warsaw Protocol

I finished listening to Warsaw Protocol by Steve Berry. It is the latest Cotton Malone book. There are sixteen books in the book series.

Warning: there is a lot of violence.

In this book, Cotton Malone is in Bruges, Belgium. He is supposed to attend a book auction. But he is sightseeing first. He is in a church and witnesses a robbery in action. It is a robbery of a holy relic. He promises the priest that he would get the relic back. Only he gets arrested for crashing a boat while chasing the thieves. Luckily Stephanie was there to help him out. The robbery was part of something bigger and that’s why she was there in Bruges. There were other relics stolen in order to be part of an auction of some information being sold to the highest bidder. The information is of the president of Poland’s past. The U.S. wants that info so missiles can be placed in Poland.  Other countries want the info for different reasons. Cotton really didn’t want to be involved, but he ends up being involved because he wants to save Stephanie’s job and the Russians are making him be involved. So the deputy of the US government and Cotton go to the auction. But things turn ugly and the Russians kill most of the people there. A Polish agent kills the guy who started the auction and she takes back one of the relics that was stolen. The Russians think that the information was gone for good since the guy who knew where it was hidden is now dead, but someone knew where the info was hidden. Cotton also found out where the info was hidden. The Russians do get the info, but Cotton gets the info back by killing the Russian. He ends up giving the info to the president of Poland who burns it.

I loved this book. The next Cotton Malone book is coming out in February (right before my birthday). I can’t wait. Now I’m going to listen to The Stand by Stephen King.

A Crafty Christmas Romance

I watched A Crafty Christmas Romance yesterday. I taped it when it was on Lifetime. It has Nicola Posener, Brad Johnson, Renny Grames, Paul D. Hunt, Rachel Olvera, and Anne Sward in it.

In this movie, a woman named Mandy owns a craft store. She had been helping the county collecting toys and gifts for a toy and gift fund. She finds abox filled with used toys and books. One of the books has a letter to Santa written by a girl named Judith. The letter was dated 70 years earlier. In the envelop was a coin too. She decides to find the owner of the letter and coin. She finds out a renovator named Jonah had set out the box at her store. He decides to help her find the owner of the letter and coin. They do find the owner and they give back the book, letter and coin. Jonah and Mandy fall in love and kiss the first time.

I did like this movie, but I do agree with some people on IMDB that there was no spark between Mandy and Jonah. (Saturday I’m watching The Stand (the 1994 miniseries). Yes, I’m listening to the book this weekend too.) Next week I’m watching The Christmas Bow.

Kor’Thank Barbarian Valley Girl

I finished reading Kor’Thank Barbarian Valley Girl by Kent Wayne. He also wrote the Echo book series I read about a year ago. He writes funny ads on his blog about his books.

Big Warning: there is some violence.

Note: I had been going back and forth about getting and reading this book. Kent had a free promotion for this book a few months ago. After reading a excerpt, I decided to get the free book. I am so glad I got the book and read it.  It is so much better than what I thought. It’s awesome.  This is a short summery because I don’t really want give away too much.

In this book, a teenager named Peter Lee is a genius. When he was little, he had given a powerful drug to a girl named Holly. Holly “kills” Peter’s dog. That action starts a war between Peter and Holly. In high school, Holly is a cheerleader. Peter drugs Holly again, but this time Holly changes bodies with a barbarian king named Kor’Thank.

Another note: this book does have a lesson. Accept change and accept who you are. Kor’Thank did get what he wanted once he accepted the change and who he is. He was bored and got a epic battle. Peter got over his hatred of Holly and helped in the battle.

I loved this book. Now I’m going to listen to The Warsaw Protocol by Steve Berry. It is the latest Cotton Malone book.

Poinsettias For Christmas

I watched yesterday Poinsettias for Christmas. I taped it when it was on Lifetime. It has Bethany Joy Lenz, River Angeli, Rhonda Dent, Sharon Lawrence, Lauren London, Marcus Rosner, John Schneider, and Amélie Will Wolf in it.

In this movie, a woman named Ellie gets a call from her mother asking her to come back home to help her father on the family poinsettia farm. Her mother says her father hurt his back, but that wasn’t true. The poinsettias weren’t turning red like they are supposed to. They had a huge order to fill and the plants need to be red. Ellie tries to help, but runs out of ideas until she realizes that the city lights were affecting the plants. So they cover the plants and they turn red in time. She also falls in love with the guy who had been helping out at the poinsettia farm. She also realizes she misses home so she quits her job and moves back home.

I did like this movie. Next week I’m watching A Crafty Christmas Romance.

The Month of December

Happy December!!

This week I will be getting packages of stuff I ordered on Black Friday. Today I will be finally getting a diamond painting kit that I have been waiting on.

December 24th is Christmas Eve!! December 25th is Christmas Day and Chris’ birthday. He will be 45 years old this year. He says he is planning on coming down. I don’t know if that will happen.

The Weather Man

I watched The Weather Man yesterday. I taped it when it was on Showtime. It has Nicolas Cage (love him), Michael Caine (loved him), Hope Davis, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Rispoli, Judith McConnell, Gemmenne de la Peña, and Gil Bellows in it.

Warning: there is a hint of sexual assault and some sad parts.

In this movie, a man named Dave Spritz is a weather man for a local television station. He has two kids and an ex-wife. He is desperate to get back with his wife, but he doesn’t make it happen. He also tries to connect with his kids more, but he misses a few key things with his kids. His dad is also sick. He ponders how he got in the mess he got himself into. He ends up accepting a better job and still sees his kids.

I did like this movie. Next week I’m watching Poinsettias For Christmas.