Monday, February 12, 2018

Song of the Deep by Brian Hastings

Song of the Deep

What a great fantasy! Merryn's world is rich with details that bring it to life, whole and vibrant!The book has a great, rich vocabulary that will enrich the readers as well. Destined to be a classic.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

The Here and Now by [Brashares, Ann]
It starts with a boy fishing, who sees something astounding. It ends with a new future, maybe.
Time is like a river, you can't step in the same place twice....or can you? Petra and Ethan both have a role in changing the future, but one is from that future. Part of a group sent back in time to survive, after the blood plagues, the starvation, the present day seems like a paradise!
Can they do something to stop the plagues from happening?
What will happen if they do change the future?
A thought provoking read about power and it's corruptive influence, the consequences of actions that could not be predicted, and the best of intentions having horrible results.
You will be surprised as this story takes you places you will not expect!
A fascinating, thought provoking read.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Engagement Plot by Krista Phillips

If you are a fan of reality TV, it might be good for you to read about how bad it can get. You will definitely laugh!
Hanna is an elementary school teacher who stands strong in her faith and thinks she can hold her values even if she go on "The Price of Love", a "Bachelor" style TV show.
Will is CEO of a major company that is  struggling and needs a boost.

Things do not turn out like either of them had planned.
She is painted by the press as some "Holier than Thou" tease and he fuels the fire, causing her to lose he job and her reputation.
He realizes too late exactly how much he has lost.

Can things be fixed?
You will have to read it for yourself!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Marked By Fate

Marked by Fate: With Augmented Reality: Read, Watch, Listen. The new ultimate reading experience by [Van Risseghem, Kristin D., Rhonda Sermon, Kelly St. Clare, Raye Wagner, Ednah Walters, Erin Hayes, Siobhan Davis, Jamie Thornton, Debra Kristi, Sarah K. L. Wilson, Hilary Thompson, Ingrid Seymour, Jeanne Bannon, Melle Amade, Lena Mae Hill, C.J. Anaya, Jackson Dean Chase, D. L. Armillei, Emily Martha Sorensen, Amalie Jahn, Dionne Lister, J.L. Weil, Alisha Klapheke, Angela Fristoe, Meg Cowley, Brandon Barr]

An Amazing collection! 26 top shelf novels for such a great price. I'm only about half way through them, but couldn't wait to review this incredible value. If you are a fan of the supernatural, Science fiction,  Dystopian  fiction, magic and fantastic, complex, riveting stories  that make you want to read and read and read, this collection is for you!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Colors of Christmas by Olivia Newport

Colors of Christmas: Two Contemporary Stories Celebrate the Hope of Christmas by [Newport, Olivia]
How wonderful to read these two stories that deal with feelings of loss, at a season when everyone else seems to be celebrating. 
I could relate to both of these stories, having lost children, husband, friends. 
It made me smile to see how each person navigated the landscape of joy in their sorrow and found their way back to Joy.
Two unique Christmas stories well worth the reading!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Gladden The Heart by Olivia Newport

Gladden the Heart (Amish Turns of Time Book 5) by [Newport, Olivia]
What a wonderful story! The mix of Amish, Methodist, Tent Revival and all searching for the right way, the right place. 
I especially loved that the character, Noah, who preached without knowing, was based on historical cases. Susanna and Adam, Amish and thinking of marriage, are drawn in different directions by Noah's preaching. Patsy, daughter of the Methodist Minister , feisty, opinionated and not afraid to speak her mind.  Veronica, Susanna's Mother, afraid her daughter would be lost to the world outside the Amish. A lovely story about listening for, and hearing God's word.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Ashes by Steven Manchester

Tom and Jason, brothers who grew up rough, pitted against each other by a father who was harsh, cruel and unforgiving.
Now Adults, they do just fine apart, thank you very much!
Then their father dies and when his will is read, they get a shock. They have to travel cross country, to scatter his ashes then return to find out the contents of an envelope.
Two very different men, each scarred in his own way, drive each other crazy as they make their way toward the West Coast. Memories surface, opening old wounds. 
Slowly, they begin to see that they maybe could find a way to connect as adults, in spite of their dad. The end of their quest brings more bitterness. But their new found brotherhood may just survive one more dig from good old dad.
At times hard to read, both mans pain raw and festering, it gives a look into a eventual triumph over a dysfunctional start.