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Best Books of 2016

"Did you have a good year?" some people ask. Their judgment of 2016 might be dependent on how much money they made, or if everyone they knew lived, if they became famous, or even who won the election. However, money comes and goes, people around us are born and die, and every few years the leadership of the government changes. There are always… Continue reading Best Books of 2016

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Book Reviews

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

Book Reviews

I Eat Books

I eat books. For breakfast, along with my cereal, fruit, and milk, I eat the bread of life found in the scriptures. For lunch, along with a peanut butter and jam sandwich, I’ll add a chapter or so of Harry Potter, or perhaps a chunk of the Dead Sea Scrolls (in English). Afternoons, I need… Continue reading I Eat Books

Book Reviews

Tea with the Black Dragon

Book Review:  Tea With The Black Dragon, by R.A. MacAvoy:  Martha Macnamara flies out to San Francisco to meet her estranged daughter, Liz, who is in some kind of trouble.  When Liz doesn’t show up for their meeting, Martha is left not knowing where to turn.  Then the bartender in the luxurious hotel where she… Continue reading Tea with the Black Dragon

Book Reviews

Twilight (No, not the vampire story)

Book Review:  Twilight, by Kristen Heitzmann: Laurie Prelane returns to her hometown with her two small children, hoping to escape a dangerous situation and a husband who has lost his way.  There she is forced to confront personal issues that she never resolved as a child and teenager, including her old sweetheart, Cal.  Danger follows… Continue reading Twilight (No, not the vampire story)

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Lifeline

Book Review:  Lifeline, by Christy Barritt. Romantic suspense (Love Inspired Suspense) When two people who work with Julianne Grace are murdered, she is devastated, but when she receives a text message, “I did it for you,” she suspects that her ex-fiancé is not dead after all, and that she is his next victim. She goes… Continue reading Lifeline

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Black Ice

Book Review: Black Ice -- Becca Fitzpatrick Seventeen-year-old Britt and her best friend, Korbie, head into the Teton Mountains of Wyoming for spring break, looking forward to a fun-filled week of backpacking, lounging at her friend’s family cabin, and staying out of the way of Korbie’s brother, Calvin, who is also her ex-boyfriend. But when… Continue reading Black Ice

Personal updates

Freefall

Aloha from Hawaii.  I am enjoying the lush greenery, the amazing jewel-tones of the sea, the beaches, the delicious food, and the dances performed at a luau by beautiful, talented dancers.  Yesterday we went snorkeling and saw many brilliantly colored fish and two sea turtles.  They were so graceful, and reminded me that we share… Continue reading Freefall