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Wednesday, January 4, 2017



WELCOME TO 2017!!!!

First I'd like to wish you the very best of everything in this new year. Be happy,
be successful and laugh!
Second, I'd like to let you know I will be back up and reviewing in the next day
or so. I have been fighting some really serious health issues.
Third, feel free to stop by and check out the reviews here. I'm sure your new 
e-reader would welcome some books.

Thank you,
Melanie and crew

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Spiritual Intervention by Glenn Maynard

     Life has been anything but normal for Carter and his wife Brenda. Strange happenings seem to be part of their day now. Neither of them expected these strange happenings to continue after they moved cross country though. They have a child now and will do anything to keep him safe.  Carter and Brenda want explanations for the craziness in their lives. Will they find them?

     Mr. Maynard continues to surprise his readers with the unique way he approaches the spirit world. Very well written and plotted. Characters you'll love and just enough twists to keep you off balance. Refreshing and brilliant, you will be unable to put this book down. It taps your heart and soul from page one. This is the third book in the trilogy. I found it just as enthralling as the first two books. Read this one or the other two alone or as part of the trilogy, you'll want to buy copies for friends. Perfect for a book club read too. 

     I didn't find issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because of its outstanding story line.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Enchanter: The Flawed Series Book Four by Becca J. Campbell

     Things are about to get really intense. Jade Edwards isn't sure what's going on with her glitch. It's definitely gotten harder to control. Violet's glitch has changed also. Her's came after a car accident that left her in a coma. These two women are on a collision course that might destroy them both. 

     I was enthralled with this book. It's a page-turner and will engage all of your emotions. Ms. Campbell has the fantastic ability to lure you into the story without you knowing it. Once inside, you will be hooked. The characters are colorful and well defined. It's an extraordinary concept to focus this book mainly around a college campus. Well written and a tight plot.  Ms. Campbell is one of my go-to authors. Enchanter is much more intense than previous books, but I like that. These people experience sweeping glitches and intensity is needed to express the characters properly. Get this book for your TBR pile!! You're gonna love it.

     I found no issues.

     I gave this book 5 cheers out of 5 because it's a fantastic addition to the Flawed Series. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

If You Were Me and Lived In...Viking Europe by Carole P. Roman

     If you lived in Viking Europe, you'd live on the coast of Norway. You would also have been born in 870 A. D.  Life would depend on where you lived and what your family's status was. It's not an easy life. You'd share a house with thirty others. You'd spend  most of your time preparing for the harsh winters. It's very different from your life now.

     I am always thrilled to read another book by Carole P. Roman. She is an excellent writer and makes each book come alive. Your children will enjoy this series. Especially the older ones. There is so much detail in each book you'll feel as if you are there. Add this series to your child's library. They will want to read it again and again.

     I found no issues here.

     I gave this book 5 cheers out of 5 because your children will love it.

If You Were Me and Lived in...Poland: A Child's Introduction to Culture Around the World by Carole P. Roman

     Poland was founded in 1025 and their constitution took over 600 years to write. It was the first constitution in Europe and the second in the world. Poland has many legends too. Check out the one about Warsaw. 

     I think this series is essential to your child's library. It's a fun way to learn about far off places and the people who live there. Well written and full of information your child and you will love. I enjoy this series because I learn something with every book. It's time to add these wonderful books to your child's library. 

     I found no issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it's a fantastic book.

VENT: The first ever fill in the blank reader participation book. by Robert K. Swisher Jr

     Vent covers a multitude of subjects and asks the reader questions. It's a way to let loose some emotions and frustrations without reprisal. You'll find this book funny and yet very serious. It will make you think as well as keep your busy. There are three goals here. One, to allow you to vent. Two, to let you laugh. Three, to get your opinion out there.

     Though in workbook form, this book is easy to understand and follow. I enjoyed this book even though it was like having a conversation with a toddler during their "why" phase.  The author doesn't slow down in this one. The pace is quick and yet you'll keep up with it.

     I did find one issue. I felt the question about Caitlyn Jenner was in bad taste.

     I gave this one 3 out of 5 cheers because it just wasn't my cup of tea.

Catherine de Valois (Legendary Women of World History) by Laurel A. Rockefeller

     Catherine de Valois was made popular in Shakespeare's play Henry V.  It did little to showcase who she really was. As a daughter to King Charles VI of France, she knew how things were done. She was to become Queen of England but didn't want to be. It was the only way to save her family. She knew her faith and courage would help her through it all.

     This book is well written and researched. As a history buff, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. While it's non-fiction, the author does a superb job of crafting the information into a wonderful book. You'll want this one in your TBR pile.

     I found no issues.

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