Sunday, October 5, 2014

Book Review of Behind the Mask by Elizabeth D. Michaels

I just finished reading Behind the Mask (Horstberg Saga Book One) by Elizabeth D. Michaels and I loved it! It was the perfect balance of romance, intrigue & mystery, and spiritual enlightenment. There were so many characters at the beginning of the novel whose lives were all interrelated and connected, that I had to go back are re-read the beginning half way through the novel. Now that I’ve finished it, and know all of the big twists & turns in the storyline, I want to start over and read the whole thing again! I won’t give away the secrets, but here is the basic storyline: The main female character, Abbi first meets the main male character, Cameron in a dream. She is drawn to him because it feels as if they were meant to be together. But he is a bitter, cruel man who is hiding from his past and has been framed for murder. He is hesitant to even tell her his name because he knows that the secrets he holds could get both of them in serious trouble. After falling and injuring her ankle, Abbi is stranded with Cameron in a remote cabin and snowed in for an entire winter. She slowly breaks down his walls, forces him to face his past, and he agrees to return to civilization to face the future and the promise it once again holds. But it’s not that easy. Once Abbi goes home in the Spring, Cameron still has to avoid being caught while attempting to prove his innocence and get his life back. But Cameron has one very big secret that he can’t tell Abbi lest he put her life at risk as well. While waiting for the man of her dreams to return to her, Abbi is pursued by several powerful men, including the tyrannical Duke and his Captain of the Guard, both of whom wish to make her his wife. She is forced to lead them on as a distraction to allow Cameron to position himself to be able to once again reclaim all that he has lost. The resolution of this main conflict is only half the story! I can’t even tell you the rest or I’ll spoil the surprises! I highly recommend this book and can’t wait to read the rest of the series! Have you read Behind the Mask by Elizabeth D. Michaels? What’s your opinion? –Julie L. Spencer

Can't wait to read A Matter of Honor (Horstberg Saga Book Two

Looking forward to reading For Love and Country (Horstberg Saga Book Three)

I recently lost 42 pounds on the Take Shape for Life program! Want to check out my weight loss transition? Click here! -Julie L. Spencer

Weight Loss with Take Shape for Life

I recently lost 42 pounds with the Take Shape for Life program! Want to check out my weight loss transition? Click here!

I had a thyroid disorder a few years back and gained a ton of weight in just a couple of months. The doctors fixed the problem, but I was never able to take that weight off. It was really frustrating because I was just so busy and didn't have time to exercise. My blood pressure was also very high and I just felt fat and hopeless. After a holiday I saw a picture that someone had snapped of me and it was like I was looking at a stranger - I knew that wasn't me and that I had to do something.

I discovered the Take Shape for Life program and everything changed! After about four months, I'd lost 35 pounds! Even better, my blood pressure medications had been reduced because of my weight loss! I can't tell you how happy that made me. People began stopping me to tell me how healthy I looked, which made me feel so good after all I had struggled with.

Now, I’m coming up on one year of having been on the program and I’m down 43 pounds! I didn’t even know that I needed to lose that much weight! I’m now wearing a size four jeans, and they’re a little big on me! I’m completely off blood pressure medicine and even my tastes have changed - I don't crave all the junk I used to eat. I know I'm never going back to the way I was.

I've done so well with this program that they invited me to become a Health Coach! I’m now able to help others do what I did. I have so many friends who are in the same position I was a year ago, and I want to be of assistance to them. If you are one of those friends, and would like help losing weight, please let me know. My service to you as your Health Coach is complimentary, and the food is cost-neutral (Click here to learn more about the food). I’ve even saved money on this program because I’m no longer eating fast food. My new version of fast food is always having one of our protein bars in my purse. We have so many choices that are portable that I never feel the need to swing through a drive through (unless it’s to buy a Diet Coke!)

Please pass my name along to anyone looking to reduce weight and/or get healthy. I LOVE helping people with this! -Julie

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