Book Reviews

Book Review: No Less Days

Book Review: No Less Days, by Amanda G. Stevens -- David Galloway can’t die. He looks 35, but he’s actually over a century old. He has survived three wars and the loss of his loved ones, and he now lives a solitary life as the owner of a bookstore in northern Michigan. He keeps himself aloof… Continue reading Book Review: No Less Days

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Book Review: Valley of Dreams

Book Review: Valley of Dreams - by Sarah M. Eden:  Patrick O’Connor has been on the run for ten years, fleeing the pain of his past. When a letter from his mother catches up with him, he makes one last desperate attempt to save himself: he decides to go to his family and ask for their… Continue reading Book Review: Valley of Dreams

The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 40.2 — The Call to Arms

Ch. 40.2 -- Felix spat. “Nonsense. Your family wants you to believe that you're too old, but it’s not true. Don’t you remember the stories from your childhood, and what were you promised on your name day?” Mr. Dumfries scratched his chest and frowned. “Sorry, I can barely remember my name nowadays.” The cat hissed… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 40.2 — The Call to Arms

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Told You Twice

Told you Twice – Book Review - by Kristen Heitzmann:  Alexis (Exie) Murphy is engaged to the ‘perfect’ man and looks forward to a Grace Evangeline wedding and a happily-ever-after life. She’s willing to give up her talents and the essence of who she is in order to have the stability she craves and to… Continue reading Told You Twice

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Christmas Traditions

Our family has many Christmas traditions. Holiday songs and traditional carols fill the air. The house and tree are decorated with lights, the teddy bears wear their Christmas scarves, and there’s always a new nutcracker standing by the doorway to guard our home. A handmade, wooden Nativity is set up where the children can see… Continue reading Christmas Traditions

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Saint Anything

Book review:  Saint Anything, by Sarah Dessen. Sydney has always been the quiet one in the family, while her older brother, Peyton, gets all the attention from their parents. His behavior becomes increasingly wild, and when a drunk driving spree results in an accident that leaves a boy in a wheel chair, Peyton ends up… Continue reading Saint Anything

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Double Play Giveaway

Double Play:  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. Double Play is a YA urban fantasy, an adventure with a twist of romance.  Want to read Double Play for free?  You're… Continue reading Double Play Giveaway

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Christmas Highlights

Christmas is over for another year, and as I reflect back, I am grateful for my family and friends, the time we could spend together, and the love we have for each other.  Here are a few of the highlights: - Watching my grandson's excitement as he opened his train set and then spent hours… Continue reading Christmas Highlights

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Choices of the Heart

Book Review: Choices of the Heart - by Laurie Alice Eakes I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down. Esther Cherrett was trained as a midwife by her mother, and she is proud to follow in the family tradition. But then the worst happens, accusations fly, and scandal threatens to shame her family. Esther… Continue reading Choices of the Heart

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The Magicians of Caprona

Book Review -- The Magicians of Caprona, by Diana Wynne Jones Once again, Diana Wynne Jones has thoroughly impressed me, this time with a wonderful story about a boy who lives in the Italy of one of the Chrestomanci worlds. The only magic Tonino Montana can do is talk to cats, and that is not… Continue reading The Magicians of Caprona