The Unique Woman: Book Review

The Unique Woman by Edwin Louis Cole


In 1994 my female doctor at that time wanted to share this book with me. She already had a copy of her own, so we found ourselves reading it together. Her hopes were to encourage us on our quest to be Godly women instead of the American woman. I'm not sure what all that means. I can honestly say I'm a Christian (believer in Christ) and I'm Greek, born in the USA. I guess the book is an oldie and the cost of it is a pretty penny, The Unique Woman.

What The Book Is About

"Ours is a world of disposable diapers, disposable razors, and disposable women. Women are deserted and discarded every day. Convenience outweighs commitment."
"You have more than you think you have. You can do more than you think you can. You alone are responsible, to use the intelligence, talents, abilities, and gifts, God has given to you." 
"There is only one true standard, one great authority, one perfect justice, one source of power that is able to withstand and outlast the tests of time, pressures of society, ever-changing authorities, and fluctuations in the world. That authority and power are found in Jesus Christ - Savior of all, Lord of Life --- and in His eternal truth."
You can read more about the author, Edwin Louis Cole and discover more of his quotes here.

Author Edwin Louis Cole

Friday #56 

"It was tough. Love is tough. Speaking the truth in love heals, not wounds. Truth may be hard to swallow --- but then, most medicines are."

Book Review

I'm liking the book and its take on celebrating women's uniqueness. The author makes the point that men need to find a creative way to say "I love you" to their wives that will affirm them being special.
So many insights and truths here to build and strengthen your marriage. Valuable tips to cultivate a successful Christian walk with love, truthfulness, and Godliness. I recommend it for home and church library. 5/5 stars.

So, what are you reading this week?

Happy Reading!

 -- LadyD

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Seasons of April: How To Help your Kids Succeed

Seasons of April: How To help Your Kids Succeed l LadyD Books

What It's About

A delightful compilation of the stories and events of over seventeen years of the author's life with his daughter, April.

Seasons of April by Raymon Grace

The Friday #56

"April has helped to form me into a better person. Her kindness, beauty, and ability to do anything she sets her mind to, make me determined to follow in her footsteps."
Book Review

The author is writing to his daughter about their life together in the Appalachian Mountains. I love his word crafting because you feel like you are present in the moment with him. He encourages kindness and respect to be passed down from generation to generation. I especially like the survival training and lifestyle shared between a father and daughter. I don't think I've ever read a book quite like this. It's written from the heart and quite charming. The book makes a great gift for a child or grandchild, too. I really enjoyed it and recommend. We all want our kids to succeed!

5/5 stars!

You may be interested in some books from another publishing company.

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Happy Reading!

-- LadyD

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Delicious Vegetarian Cookbook Bundle

Baklava: LadyD Books

Hummus: LadyD Books

I enjoyed bringing Baklava to my Sunday morning Bible Study group. I thought I would spoil them with some spicy hummus and pita bread I picked up at Costco. In case you missed my recipe and would like to try it yourself, visit Nick's Greek Baklava.

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Recipes l LadyD Books

The Friday #56
"In a large mixing bowl, gently mix the quinoa with the tomatoes, avocado, olives and mozzarella pieces. Spoon in the pesto and toss to distribute it evenly."
-- From the recipe, Quinoa with Oven Roasted tomatoes and Pesto.

I love soup and salad. From this cookbook by Vesela Tabakova is a salad recipe on Page 56 that I wanted to share with you. It's quite easy to prepare.

Quinoa with Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Pesto

serves 6


for the salad

1 cup dry quinoa
2 cups water
1 cup cherry tomatoes, for roasting
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, fresh
1 avocado, cut into chunks
1/2 cup black olives, pitted
1 cup mozzarella cheese, cut into bite size pieces

for the pesto

1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted
1 cup basil leaves
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp mustard
4-6 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp savory
2 tbsp water (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Make sure the tomatoes are completely dry, then drizzle with olive oil and savory and toss to coat them all. Bake the tomatoes for about 20 mins., flipping once, until they are brown. Sprinkle with salt.

Rinse quinoa very well in a fine mesh strainer under running water; set aside to drain. Place two cups of water and quinoa in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer for fifteen minutes. Set aside, covered, for ten minutes and fluff with a fork.

Make the pesto by placing garlic, walnuts and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a food processor. Add basil, mustard, and lemon juice and blend in batches until smooth. Add oil, one tablespoon at a time, processing between, until the pesto is lightened and creamy. For an even lighter texture, you can add two tablespoons of water. Taste for salt and add more if you like.

In a large mixing bowl, gently mix the quinoa with the tomatoes, avocado, olives and mozzarella pieces. Spoon in the pesto and toss to distribute it evenly.

Book Review

I am a huge fan of soups and salads, especially the Greek Chickpea Salad. If you like Mediterranean food, along with some Asian ones, you'll like the simple recipes here. The homemade flavorful vegetarian soups are so delicious and the veggie salad types are very good. The ingredients are not too costly to purchase and the preparation time is minimal. Families will enjoy being served these healthy meals from this excellent book bundle. I enjoyed the books and I'm glad I have them in my Kindle library for quick reference. Overall, real nice books but I just wish there were beautiful food photos to see.

4/5 stars.


Vesela Tabakova lives in Bulgaria with her family of five, a crazy Jack Russell Terrier and three adopted dogs.

Reading is her passion and coffee is her drug of choice. She loves cooking and preparing natural, homemade beauty products for family and friends. Her inspiration comes from many tried and tested recipes which circulate within her extended family, but she also experiments all the time in order to create new and varied recipes, better suited to modern tastes.

-- LadyD

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis