Book Reviews

Conrad’s Fate

Book Review -- Conrad’s Fate, by Diana Wynne Jones Conrad was born with bad luck hanging over him, and when his uncle tells him his Fate will catch up with him soon and he will be dead, Conrad decides to go up to the castle, Stallery Mansion, and try to change his destiny. Hired on… Continue reading Conrad’s Fate

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Eleanor

Book Review:  Eleanor (Book 1 of The Unseen) -- by Johnny Worthen Wow! I picked up this book and couldn’t put it down. It was amazing.  Eleanor definitely gets five stars! For ten years Eleanor has hidden what she is by blending into the crowd, never doing anything outstandingly better or noticeably worse. But now… Continue reading Eleanor

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LUW Conference

This past weekend I attended the League of Utah Writers Conference.  I had a great time.  There were a wide variety of topics to choose from, covering everything from the beginning steps of writing all the way to marketing and publishing.  The class I enjoyed most was How to Write a Fight Scene, taught by… Continue reading LUW Conference

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Crusader

Book Review:  Crusader - by Edward Bloor Roberta Ritter’s world centers around her journalism class at school and her work in her uncle’s arcade, located in a Florida mall. She plods through life never feeling anything, just trying to get by. Her one dream is to become a journalist. She thinks that her life is… Continue reading Crusader

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Whispers of Hope

Book Review -- Whispers of Hope, by Marcie Anne Jenson Dennie and Thes, orphans from Chile, are adopted by an American LDS couple, and for many years all seems well. But Thes is haunted by his painful past, and when he dies mysteriously, his family is devastated. Dennie’s conscience is burning a hole in her… Continue reading Whispers of Hope

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Goodbye to the Orchard

They are felling the trees! After four years of enjoying the orchard in the back of my house, of watching the year-long dance of changing leaves and growing fruit, the owners of the orchard sold their property to a developer, and the trees are being bulldozed. The orchard will be gone, and houses will be… Continue reading Goodbye to the Orchard