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Friday, August 26, 2016

Lost Wolf (Curse of the Moon #1) by Stacy Claflin

     This is supposed to one of the best years of Victoria's life. College! She was so excited and she rooms with great people. Why is it then she feels so unsure? She can't seem to remember  where she came from.  Why can't she remember? 
     Toby is beginning his new teaching gig. He enjoys numbers. Math, statistics and such. What he'd really like to be doing is looking for his soulmate. His one true love. He's not sure where to start.

     Well written and wonderful characters, this book is one I like. The pacing is fairly swift. You just want to keep reading to see what happens next. This book is not something I normally would read. It won me over quickly though. I can't wait to read more by this author. The story is unique and fun. Step out of your comfort zone and read this book. 

     I found no issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's a terrific read.

In My Arms Tonight by Sasha Clinton

     Kat is a political reporter for a big New York paper. She loves her job. Kat has never let anyone dissuade from writing the truth. She also has some very definite ideas about dating, marriage and children. When her boss sends her to cover a local event, Kat attends but isn't convinced the candidate is good for New York.  She has no idea just how much that one event will change her life.

     This story is perfect for this time of year. I enjoyed the writing and the characters very much. I can actually picture the story happening in reality. Ms. Clinton is a gifted story teller and she knows how  to build characters you will want to learn more about. This is one for the TBR pile. The strong female lead character is definitely a work of art.  I recommend you get this one today.

     I did find issues. The first chapter or so is unnecessary. All the information contained in it can be given after the story begins. I also felt the epilogue could have been shorter.

     I gave this book 4 cheers out of 5 because it's a stay-in-your-seat-until-you-finish kinda book.  

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Oliver and Jumpy, Stories 49-51 (Oliver and Jumpy, the Cat Series, Book 17): by Werner Stejskal

     Once again Oliver and Jumpy are having wonderful adventures. Let's join in the fun. There are three stories in each book. This one has 49- Ice. Snow and ice are all around and Oliver and his friends go ice skating. Joey has never skated before and Oliver is going to teach him. Story 50- Mice Chase. It's unusual but Oliver is allergic to mice. He still chases them but for exercise not food. His friend Mausi asks him to teach his children. What could happen? Story 51- Dragon Heat. We are at Ghost Castle again. Oliver and Jumpy choose a door to walk through for their adventure. When it opens, everything is burned. They meet an ant who tells them what happened.

     Such fun stories for nap time or bed time. Well written and characters you'd want to hang out with. Your child will really enjoy Oliver and Jumpy's adventures. Every one who has littles in their life should have these books. Perfect for those times when you are trying to keep your child settled down. The illustrations will entice the child's imagination. Get these books. You will love them.

      I didn't find issues.

      I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because I really enjoy Oliver and Jumpy.

If You Were Me and Lived In...the American West by Carole P. Roman

     The year is 1843 and people are leaving the east to start fresh in the west. Wagon trains were a safer way to travel that distance and have someone who knew what to expect. It was hot, dry and even muddy at times. Along the way you'd meet some people. Some were Indians and others were people traveling alone. Let's go!

    The pacing of this book is fantastic. It gives you a chance to talk to your children about what you're reading. It's written in language your child will understand right away. Well written and characters your children will love. Once again, this book is perfect for home schooling. It gives a very vivid photo of how life was back then. You need these books in your child's library. They  will want to read them again and again. Each time they'll learn something new.

    I found no issues.

    I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it really hits the mark with information.

If You Were Me and Lived In...the Middle Ages by Carole P. Roman

     Nine hundred years ago, there was a time period called the Middle Ages. It began in England. People from other countries came to live there. Kings had power. They made the laws and ruled their people. During this time, knights, battles and castles were part of every day. Everyone had a job to do and it meant working together.

     I can't tell you enough about this book and series. Ms. Roman really went above and beyond here. It's informative, educational and such fun to read. Well written and characters that will make you smile are huge in this book.  Your child will love learning more about our past. Perfect for home schooled children.   It's so easy to understand, kids will want to hear it again and again.

     I found no issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because even my high school aged children found it interesting.

Seed of Hope by Fiona Tarr

     Martinez is enjoying his retirement. It's short lived though when he receives a message from King David. King David orders Martinez to return to his side. Although Martinez isn't looking forward to being in service again, he heads to the palace. There is something in the air. Something that doesn't seem right. Everyone is keeping their eyes open for whatever is headed their way.

     This powerful story will touch you in the deepest part of your soul. It will remain with you long after you finish the book. Well written, intelligent and characters that are larger than life makes this book one to read. It captivates with all the ingredients of a best seller.  You will be talking about this one. Get your copy now.

     I did find one issue. There seem to be so many story lines it can get confusing. Would like to see this issue smoothed out.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's epic.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

If You Were Me and Lived in...Ancient China: The Han Dynasty by Carole P. Roman

    Are you ready for a new adventure? Let's travel back in time. We can start with Ancient China. It means we'll have to travel a long way back in time. We can compare China then and now. We'd be visiting during the Han Dynasty. During this time, many offices were created that we use today. There is so much to learn here.

    I am a huge fan of this newest series. It gives older children a chance to learn about places in the past. As always, Ms. Roman tells such a wonderful tale. It gets children excited about learning.  This is another to add to your child's growing library. You'll probably learn a thing or two as well.

    I found no issues.

    I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's so fascinating.