Book Review: How Music Works by David Byrne

How Music WorksHow Music Works by David Byrne

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; Reprint edition (May 2, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804188939
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804188937

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: The Illustrated Book of Sayings, By Ella Frances Sanders

The Illustrated Book of Sayings: Curious Expressions from Around the WorldThe Illustrated Book of Sayings: Curious Expressions from Around the World by Ella Frances Sanders

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Ill edition (September 13, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607749335
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607749332
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: The Secret Language of Dogs by Victoria Stilwell

    The Secret Language of Dogs: Unlocking the Canine Mind for a Happier PetThe Secret Language of Dogs: Unlocking the Canine Mind for a Happier Pet by Victoria Stilwell

  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (October 11, 2016)
  • Publication Date: October 11, 2016
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01A4B2JEE
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: The Angel of Forest Hill, by Cindy Woodsmall

    The Angel of Forest Hill: An Amish Christmas RomanceThe Angel of Forest Hill: An Amish Christmas Romance by Cindy Woodsmall
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    I have never read an Amish romance before and now I am just enchanted by the lovely personalities, hearts, and traditions of the Amish. I felt for Rose Kurtz as she was treated coldly by her mother and then sent away to help out a family in need. Once she arrived at the Dienner house, she faced an uncertain future. The mother of the children had passed away giving birth and she was asked to step into FLorence’s place to tend to the children.

    The story continued as the family went along in their life and picked up a few years later. Rose was still trying to find her place in the heart of the family and was giving her all to being a good mother to the children.

    For Grace, Rose was the only mother she had ever known. When strangers appear in the small community and family members begin to interfere in Rose and Joel’s life, it reopens a wound that Rose had thought she was passed.

    This book had such a lovely spirit. It drew you in with the gentleness and kindness of the characters. I am so glad I read this book. While there were concerns and stresses for the family the book brought the spirit of Christmas to me a little early in the season. I was glad to have been provided this book for review by the publishers through Blogging for Books. This book has brought me joy and a sweet feeling for the holidays. Joel and Rose were well-written characters that showed their heart to the reader. Even if they struggled to show their heart to each other.

    Although this might be the first book by Cindy Woodsmall. As I went to her website I realized she is no stranger to Amish romances. She is a best-selling author with a slew of books under her belt. The website like the books have recipes and other information available. I liked the feel of this book so much, I am going to seek out more of her books to read.

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    Product Review: Wee Alphas Postcards by Wee Society

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    My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: Brooklyn On Fire by Lawrence H. Levy

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    ABOUT BROOKLYN ON FIRE

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    LAWRENCE H. LEVY is a highly regarded film and TV writer who is a Writers Guild Award winner and two-time Emmy nominee. He has written for various hit TV shows such as Family Ties, Saved by the Bell, Roseanne, and SeinfeldBrooklyn on Fire is his second novel.

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    BOOK REVIEW:

    Rating ****

    Brooklyn on Fire is a fun book filled with history, famous names and corruption. There is also Mary Handley, and she is a delightful character. She is  based off of a real person that Mr. Levy brings vividly  back to life with his telling of her sleuthing abilities.   She has so much intellect and personal strength. She is a joy to read about.  Mary is an officer with the Brooklyn Police Department and she has goals of becoming a detective. This is a new concept at this time. This is the second book about Mary Handley by Lawrence H. Levy.

    When Mary is presented with a twenty year old mystery she sets about to determine exactly what happened. When more murders come to light, they all seem connected to this one family.  The truth is very well hidden and the facts are very confusing. Of course it all makes sense after a while, but it is a fun story of the olden days of New York.

    I liked Mary’s relationship with George. They are a feisty pair and it kept it fun.

    There are many different crimes going on at the same time. It kind of felt like the story slowed in the middle. The pace then picked up momentum and I was again interested and curious as to how it was all going to pan out.

    For history buffs it is going to be a fun and  enlightening read. For mystery buffs it has plenty of angles to keep us guessing.

    I was glad to see some of the impressive names involved such as the Vanderbilts and the Rockerfellers.

    I am glad I held on through the middle. I liked how Lawrence H. Levy writes history.  I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. I was glad I chose this book to read. It was a good choice for me as I love both history and mysteries.

    This book is available as a paperback and in Kindle format  on Amazon.