Book Review: Open When: Letters to Lift Your Spirits by Karen Salmansohn

Open When: Letters to Lift Your SpiritsOpen When: Letters to Lift Your Spirits by Karen Salmansohn

    • Paperback: 24 pages
    • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (March 7, 2017)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1607749645
    • ISBN-13: 978-1607749646

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ 

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Book Review: The Chamberlain Key: Unlocking the God Code to Reveal Divine Messages Hidden in the Bible by Timothy P. Smith

The Chamberlain Key: Unlocking the God Code to Reveal Divine Messages Hidden in the BibleThe Chamberlain Key: Unlocking the God Code to Reveal Divine Messages Hidden in the Bible by Timothy P. Smith

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook (April 4, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601429150
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601429155

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ 

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Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildHarry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling

  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pottermore from J.K. Rowling; Special Rehearsal ed. edition (July 31, 2016)
  • Publication Date: July 31, 2016
  • Sold by: Pottermore
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01BMJWU4Q

 

 

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

 

I read the play Harry Potter and the cursed child and I was immediately thrown back into the good old days at Hogwarts. Even as Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy have now become men and quite comfortable as friends. It is fun when you see the children heading off to school, being sorted and making friends. Continue reading “Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne”

Book Review: Wild Orchids by Jude Deveraux

Wild OrchidsWild Orchids by Jude Deveraux

  • ISBN-13:9780743480680
  • Publisher:Atria Books
  • Publication date:04/22/2003
  • Sold by:SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

    My Review:

    This was the story of Ford Newcombe, and his assistant, Jackie Maxwell. How they met was cute and unexpected. When things fell apart for Jackie, she took his offer for a position as his assistant and went with him.

    They moved to the small town Cole Creek that had a story about the devil and a woman. They were both wanting to solve this mysterious tale of meeting with the devil and murder. They were going to see if it had any validity.

    Things in this book were a bit crazy, unexpected and even fun. Ford is a good bit older than Jackie and has lost the love of his life. He is not looking and Jackie has just been hurt so she isn’t either. It makes for a lovely story.

    I love Jude Deveraux and when she writes she brings me along to new locations. That was exactly what happened here. I became invested in the story, the story she was telling and the story they were investigating.

    Jude mixed supernatural with romance in a subtle manner and came away with a charming story. It was good. I enjoyed this book.

    My Recommendation:

    If you love a paranormal and romance you should enjoy this book. It is filled with excitement and eerie tales. The characters are very likable and the pace of the story moves along at a nice energized clip. It has a lot of cute moments as Ford and Jackie get to know one another and find themselves interested in each other.

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    Book Review: Journey’s​ Crossroad by Taylor R. Lawson

    The Journey's Crossroad: A Clean and Wholesome Christian Romance + Bonus Book!The Journey’s Crossroad: A Clean and Wholesome Christian Romance + Bonus Book! by Taylor R. Lawson

  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (August 9, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1536903353
  • ISBN-13: 978-1536903355
  • Genre: Romance
  • The Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥

    The Book Blurb:

    Having grown up on the mean streets of nineteenth-century London, Mary Fletcher is used to fighting to survive. So when her beloved mother—abandoned and ignored by her wealthy family—suddenly dies, the scrappy twenty-two-year-old devises a plan to right this terrible wrong. With nothing to lose, she sails to New York to find the man who turned a cold shoulder to her mother’s suffering: Christopher Bloodworth.

    To seek revenge, Mary infiltrates her grandfather’s privileged world, hoping to sabotage his business from the inside. But as she sets her plot in motion, she meets Matthew Harrington, a virtuous man who is struggling to recover from a family scandal of his own. As their friendship grows, and Mary begins to piece together the motives that led her family to turn its back, she is forced to make a decision: Should she risk everything in the name of justice? Or can she look toward the future and let love and forgiveness guide her instead?

    The Review:

    Even with it being a cliffhanger, there was a good storyline and a lot of potential for future action and adventure. The language was a bit more mainstream that I expected as this was categorized as a clean a wholesome book. I liked the characters, there is enough anger in Mary, to keep it interesting.

    I can see the growth in Taylor’s writing from some of her earlier books. She has potential, I just believe she needs to stay clear on what she is producing. Having many, what I would call, really strong curse words in what is being called a clean and wholesome book could be a mistake. Maybe she needs to not be so prolific and get more in-depth with the characters, taking them to a higher level so that we connect with them more as a reader. The bones were there, they just needed more flesh on them.

    As stated, it does end in a very obvious and stark cliffhanger, lucky for me, I have also been given book two to read. I was provided this book in exchange for an honest review. I am curious to see the growth of this writer.

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    AudioBook Review: The Story of Atlantis by W. Scott-Elliot

    The Story Of AtlantisThe Story Of Atlantis by W. Scott-Elliot
    My rating: 3 of 5 stars

    The book is interesting, there are references to even older books that tell the history of mankind. The concepts were based on several inhabited continents and islands that were close to one another near Greenland and had many different inhabitants. The movement of man around the world is explained as part of the people from Atlantis relocating and beginning civilizations all over the globe. The people from Atlantis according to William Scott-Elliot were red, yellow, black and white. There were men as tall as eight feet and some of the people had cone like heads and other small heads. Their hair were also different colors and textures. It is implied that this was the original eden.

    The worship of all nations are supposed to be based from the religion of the parent continent.The author contends that the languages of Egypt and the Middle East came from Atlantis and the adjacent islands. Ireland was only inhabited by the Atlantis survivors. Many of the animals that live in Chili and America were speculated to be descendants of the animals from Atlantis. The horses were genetically engineered on this continent.

    The author believes that the world has regenerated its self at least five times. There are interesting points and some that may be truth, but for now it seems to be speculation. There was too much speculation and not enough artifacts and proof for their ideas. I tend to believe that there probably was an Atlantis and I believe that these people could have helped to populate the earth. The other confusing thoughts did not make a lot of sense to me. The ideas of beginnings and ends of civilization seemed hard to accept. Even thought I did not believe every concept that was presented, It made me think, wonder and question. That is a good response to a book.

    It is worth reading or listening to on Audio Books as I did. The narrator had a bit of an accent. Some of the words at first were hard to understand but once you get used to that accent, it becomes easier. Her voice is pleasant and her tone is steady.

    If you are curious about Atlantis, then I think this is a good book to read or listen to, in order to get a different perspective.

    Overall ***
    Narration***
    Story ***

    This is available on YouTube as an Audiobook and is also available as a kindle book under the title of The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria at no charge. There is the book The Story of Atlantis by William Scott-Elliot, also available for $.99 on Amazon.

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