Giveaway – Recipes For Life by Linda Evans

Linda Evans Recipes For LifeLinda Evans has been loved for many years. Some have followed her career since she was on The Big Valley. While others discovered her when she became a huge star on Dynasty. Did you see that she was even on Hell’s Kitchen? I can not usually say that I am too young for something, but I am a bit too young to know about the ups and downs of her real life, so I found this book fascinating!

We did not watch much TV when I was growing up and we most certainly never watched Dynasty. Are you kidding me? I was not even allowed to watch The Simpsons! Linda Evans was just some star that I would see on magazines and in commercials for her shows. I never learned much more about her. Since reading this book and talking with people, I have however found that there are MANY people that followed her so closely that they can give you a time line on her marriages!

I went into reading this book without knowing a thing about Linda Evans. I thought that it would be interesting but I did not know that I would end up really feeling for this woman! It really is a story that goes from rags to riches and has many ups and downs along the way. From being poor and the deaths of her parents to the heartache and despair of losing husbands, this book really makes you connect with Linda.

There are many bright moments in the book also. As the title states, it is her Recipes For Life. Included in the book are moments with her many cherished friends both famous and not. Along with the stores of time spent with friends she includes their favorite recipes and some of her own recipes that have real meaning to her. One that really touched me was the recipe for her Mom’s Hot Dog Stew. Her family did not have much money growing up but she loved the care her mom put into making her meals.

Linda Evans could have written a boring autobiography that paints her as this perfect glowing star, but instead she wrote a very personal book that shows her life through good times and bad. This book will be loved by her many fans but it is such a real heartfelt story that everyone will enjoy it. I really loved this book and I can not wait to try out some of the recipes!

I was sent an advance copy of this book to review. All opinions are my own.

 


 

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18 Responses to “Giveaway – Recipes For Life by Linda Evans”

  1. Kerrie Mayans says:

    I like to read curled up on my loveseat in front of the fireplace.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

  2. I used to watch Dynasty. Hmmm…Linda never looked to me in the show like she even knew where the kitchen was! LOL. Glad to hear she is showing her real self and she still looks great!

  3. LOL…was just talking about Dynasty last night. I couldn’t remember her name but I certainly remember her, of course mostly as character on the show.

  4. Lorrie says:

    It is always so funny how television and music mark the periods of our lives. Seeing Linda Evans brought back those 80s memories like a tidal wave. Thanks for this review and the memories is brought forth.

  5. I always loved Linda Evans. I love that, “Recipes For Life!” I love to read sitting in my rocking chair on the front porch so I can listen to the birds chirp while I am reading :)

  6. Anita says:

    I used to watch Dynasty when I was a teen…Never pictured her in the kitchen though..LOL I love to read early in the morning, at my meditation spot downstairs, when the house is quiet :)

  7. Nancy Olson says:

    Talk about an evening soap, I know many people who have mentioned that show! I not so much a TV person so I didn’t see it.

  8. It’s nice to see that the so-called superstars are human too. Never did watch Dynasty…but glad that she shared her story that touched you and hopefully will touch many.

  9. Great information on Linda Evans. She is a great lady, love her. Might not always agree with her but love her! (-_-) Thanks for the info. That books sounds like an awesome read. x0x
    Norma Doiron @ The LEARNED Preneur ╰☆╮

  10. Yes, I watched Dynasty and Linda Evans was my favorite actress at that time. Her book may be on my “wish list.” I can understand how her favorite recipe was hot dog stew…just being with her mom made all the difference of course. Thanks so much for this post….brought back a lot of memories.

  11. Kelly says:

    I don’t watch any TV – haven’t for years. I was actually a little surprised that Linda Evans is still alive. I know something of her story and I admire her for her enduring inner strength, grace and beauty.

  12. Solvita says:

    Thank you very mach for sharing, it is great when people write about their life without making it sound perfect…It is much more real and helps others too.

  13. This sounds like a great book! I LOVE reading about the lives of others and in turn, learning from them! Thanks for sharing!

  14. mary fallon says:

    I read every day for 1/2 hour at lunch and 1/2 hour before i go to bed every night in my bed.

    sweetpea0861@yahoo.com

  15. Leslie T says:

    I like to read in two places. I like reading on our back porch and I like to read curled up in bed

  16. Christina Gould says:

    I like to read in bed. Thanks for the giveaway!

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