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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.

Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd, the Warrior Princess of Deheubarth (the Legendary Women of World History, #6) by Laurel A. Rockefeller

     Princess Gwenllian was a woman ahead of her time. Proud, courageous and a warrior, this woman learned to protect her people early on. At sixteen she fell in love with  Prince Gruffydd. Together they ruled and fought for Southern Wales.  Right to the bitter end, Princess Gwenllian proved just how strong she was.

     Well written, interesting and informative. This book is a quick read but well worth the time. For those history buffs, it will transport you to a time and place where strong women were not the norm. I was amazed and delighted to discover the character of this Princess. Give it a read and I know you'll enjoy it.

     I found no issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it introduced me to someone I'd never heard of.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Her Last Breath (Detective Kerri Blasco #2) by J.A. Schneider

     Mari Gill is trying to get her writing career in full swing. It's not easy though. She just needs that one scoop. While trying to get her career going, she and her husband separate. The summer was a long one for them both. Now she's not sure if she should go back to her neglectful husband or get to know this mysterious guy she just met. 

     Extremely well written, well plotted and with characters you'll love or hate, this book is tops. The approach to this thriller is one many of you haven't seen before. Ms. Schneider really gets inside your head and keeps you off balance. I thought I had this thriller figured out early on. I was so wrong! Get your copy and see if you can figure out just what is happening. I'm sure you'll be surprised.

     I found no issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it would make the perfect movie.

Werewolves of Waresville: Supernatural Witch Cozy Mystery (Harper "Foxxy" Beck Series Book 7) by Raven Snow

     Waresville isn't your typical small town. It's a tourist attraction. Strange things always seem to happen in Waresville. I guess that's to be expected since most of the residents are supernatural. Wyatt, Harper and Cooper live in this town and are about to adopt a dog. After the adoption, they learn of a murder in town. Harper can't wait to get started investigating. 

     Well written and lovable characters will pull you in from page one. Ms. Snow's newest adventure is more detailed, more fun and she added a bit of scary to it. These items make up the perfect cozy mystery. I enjoyed this story because more people were involved. Ms. Snow seemed to really spread her wings while writing this installment. It's the perfect book for those who love mysteries but may not be excited by all the gory details. Add this to your TBR pile and then your library.

     I didn't find any issues.

     I gave this one 5 cheers out of 5 because it keeps you riveted to your seat.