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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day to my foster father, Gardiner Smith. Gardiner and Fay were a young couple with two small children when they felt inspired to move to a village in central Alberta, where he began to teach science at the local school.  One day the teachers had a staff meeting, and a social worker told… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day

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Book Reviews

Kisses in the Rain

Book Review: Kisses in the Rain, by Krista Lynne Jensen: After a car accident claims her fiancé and her most recent memories, Georgie Tate moves in with her aunts, who live on a small island outside Seattle. She begins to reshape her life as she struggles with the knowledge that something bad happened, and she… Continue reading Kisses in the Rain

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Gregor the Overlander

Book Review:  Gregor the Overlander, by Suzanne Collins: I enjoyed the Hunger Games series, and when I checked to see what else Suzanne Collins had written, I found this series. Eleven-year-old Gregor lives in New York City and spends his free time babysitting his little sister and trying not to think about his missing father.… Continue reading Gregor the Overlander

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Dont’ Go

Book Review:  Don't Go, by Lisa Scottoline: Dr. Mike Scanlon is deployed to Afghanistan, leaving his wife and a new baby behind. Amid brutal conditions he and his fellow doctors operate and save lives. Then he gets a call that his wife is dead from a knife wound, and he goes home to bury her… Continue reading Dont’ Go

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Birthmarked

Book Review: Birthmarked, by Caragh M. O’Brien Gaia Stone is a sixteen-year-old midwife who lives in a harsh world where a quota of babies must be handed over to the elite society who lives within the Enclave. When her parents are arrested, Gaia begins to question everything she has been taught. She sets out to… Continue reading Birthmarked

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Celeste — The Unseen, Book 2

Eleanor thinks life is finally going to settle down. She's got friends at school, a boyfriend who loves her, and enough money left to her by her adopted mother to see her through till graduation. She knows how to pass as human, and she is beginning to believe that people aren't so bad. But when… Continue reading Celeste — The Unseen, Book 2

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Double Play Giveaway

Book Giveaway: Last Day! Thursday, March 26 - Double Play: A Novel of Magic, a YA Fantasy by Carol Nicolas, available on Amazon A girl with a terrible secret. A young magician on a desperate mission. Together they face vengeful Fey, killer Giant rats, and gangs as they work to heal their fractured city. For… Continue reading Double Play Giveaway

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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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Dogsbody

Book Review -- Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones The Dog Star, Sirius, is falsely accused of murder. His sentence is to be reborn on earth as a dog until he can redeem himself by finding the Zoi. Unfortunately, Sirius (or Leo as he is now known) has no idea what a Zoi is or how… Continue reading Dogsbody