Dante had the most vivid and incredible imagination to create the image of hell that is still used to this day to portray the underworld after life, fDante had the most vivid and incredible imagination to create the image of hell that is still used to this day to portray the underworld after life, for those who did not commit to the Catholic dogma. A classic book, a must read book for mature, intelligent adults....more
This is a very fun and fast book to read. Every woman can relate to the perils and adventures that the main character (Ambrosia) goes through in her sThis is a very fun and fast book to read. Every woman can relate to the perils and adventures that the main character (Ambrosia) goes through in her search for the perfect man. As an accomplished cook, she uses her New Orleans style cuisine skills as an strategy to attract the men she likes and it works! The way to a man's heart is through food as we all know, but unfortunately for Ambrosia the exterior of a man is very different than his interior and once she gets to know a prospect in depth, Mr. Wonderful happens to be Mr. Wrong. Her recipes are simply delicious and easy to follow, the reader will certainly get the munchies and snacks are necessary to complete reading it. Even though the Author marketed her work as a novel, her book could easily be a credible memoir. The places, sites, and establishments in the Big Easy, Atlanta, and las Vegas actually exist and makes the book more enjoyable for those of us familiar with this cities. Ambrosia is ill prepared for the consequences of attracting men by the charms and the effects of food, spices and special recipes. She was not prepared at all either when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and she has to "play it by ear." Like many other people, she has to relocate and start a new life without the husband of her dreams. The lesson and moral point to learn here is that we should never use exterior forces to gain the attention, love, or affection of someone; wether this maybe food, magic, favors, etc. If someone is going to like us, it should be for who we are and not for any other influence. The search for a perfect man is a losing battle, because he doesn't exist! He is merely a human like us and we should never focus our lives just hunting a person, life has many other avenues to travel other than men. I just wish the author had included some illustrations or photos of the delicious dishes and her kitchen she described to complement her fun work. I highly recommend the book and I look forward to read the sequel "The Food Enchantress."
This is a great book for those like me who are not content with just the religion we were raised, for those who want to dig, learn more, and be able tThis is a great book for those like me who are not content with just the religion we were raised, for those who want to dig, learn more, and be able to make a choice of creed based on knowledge and facts. Asatru, as well as Wiccan and other pagan doctrines remained underground and in obscurity for too long until recently and they are gaining more adepts everyday and everywhere. it is ease to see why, commune with mother nature, our planet, and the universe is much older than any other spiritual way and much better than churches operating for profit. The book opens with a "Frequently asked questions" section that makes it for an easy introduction to a refreshed set of believes brought back to actuality from those of nordic inheritance. The author skillfully explains how this religion is equalitarian, with women playing a predominant role and where the oath of an individual truly means adherence to her/his word for life. She does not ask anyone to join, but if anyone has a desired to belong, there is a list of resources at the end for those interested. Other than the names of nordic ancestry that most of us are not familiar with and are somewhat hard to read or pronounce, the work is a fast and enjoyable read. I just wished the author had included some illustrations and photos to complement pivotal points in the book, but I highly recommend it to those eager to broad their minds and think outside the box. Thank you to Miss Erin Lale for bringing light to an up till now obscure religion that makes a lot of sense.
Ingrid I. Holm-Garibay Author of Letters from Frank: An American Terrorist's Life ...more