Book Review: The Traitors Story


The Traitor’s Story

by Kevin Wignall

Thomas & Mercer

Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction (Adult)

Pub Date 21 Jun 2016

I was given a copy of the Traitor’s Story through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

Finn finds himself helping on the search for a fifteen  year old American Girl who went missing in Switzerland.  Her parents find a note saying that she had to go away, and that she was safe with friends but her parents know that’s not like Hailey, who is a straight A Student and a good kid.

Finn finds Hailey but when they come back they find that one of her friends committed suicde but that just doesn’t seem to fit.  Finn is sure he was murdered, will he be able to find out who would murder a teenage boy.

Read the Traitors story to find out

Five out of five stars

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Book Review: Love Redeemed


Love Redeemed

by Kelly Irvin

Harvest House Publishers
Christian, Romance

Pub Date 01 Mar 2014

Phoebe Christner is trying to do better, trying to please her Father but she falls short.  Her Father catches her talking on a cell phone behind the house as well as spending to much time with a boy he does not approve of, both forbidden by her strict Amish father.

When Phoebe is left in charge of her younger siblings while they are camping, her parents made a trip to the store, and her four year old Sister ends up getting lost when she wanders off while Phoebe and Michael went for a short walk.

Will Phoebe and Michael be able to forgive themselves for the stolen few moments that led to Phoebes Sister Lydia wandering off, or will they allow anger and hurt to eat them alive?

I give this book five out of five stars 

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Book Review: An Open Heart

An Open Heart

A Novel
by Harry Kraus

David C Cook
David C. Cook
Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction (Adult)

Pub Date 01 Jun 2013

Rebecca Jackson is a PhD, a research pharmacologist who is soon kidnapped as she heads out on the Nariobi slum where she was staying.

Her Kidnapper is not asking for a ransom though instead he wants to show her that her drug trials are killing the very people they should be saving.

AIDS did not kill these Children though it was because the Mothers of the Children were told they could not breastfeed with the drug.

In order for the doctor to free her he wants her Uncle to donate Formula and Medical care for the infants whose Mothers are told not to breastfeed because of the drug.  The only problem is Rebecca Jackson is not close with her uncle.

Rebecca Jackson is released and flies back to the States but soon a Seizure lands her in the hospital and the doctors give her devastating news but despite that she signs herself out of the hospital against Doctors advise.

When Rebecca Jacksons health continues to decline and she ends up having to have a biopsy on the tumor and a shunt placed in her brain to ease the pressure her father steps in and declares her as incompetent but all Rebecca wants to do is function long enough to work on a formula that could save millions of lives.

Will Rebecca Jackson finish her research or will she die trying.

I give this book five out of five stars 

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Book Review: Tempest’s Course

Tempest’s Course

Quilts of Love Series
by Lynette Sowell

Abingdon Press

Abingdon Fiction
Pub Date 17 Dec 2013

Kelly Frost finds herself studying a hundred and fifty year old quilt, but soon she hears a noise, was someone sneaking up on her should she call 9’11.

Kelly will either score the biggest job of her shaky career or she will break her career as a textile conservator.  Soon Kelly finds herself getting transported back to the 1850s in the pages of the journal of the quilts creator.

Kelly learns of Mary having one young child, but becoming pregnant with a child who was not her husbands.

Tempest’s Course is a wonderful book about making mistakes and finding the courage to admit those mistakes, and to accept forgiveness.

Five out of five stars 

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Book Review: The Slave Dancer


The Slave Dancer

by Paula Fox, Christopher P Curtis

Open Road Integrated Media
Children’s Fiction

Pub Date 28 Jun 2016

I was given a copy of the Slave Dancer through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

He went out to get Candles for his Mother, while she worked on fancy dresses for the People of New Orleans.  Soon he finds himself on what he quickly realizes is a Slaver ship and he sees first hand what the slaves are forced to endure.

The realities of Slavery and just what the Slaves have to endure on the Slaver ships become evident to one young boy when he finds himself working on a Slaver ship.

I give this book five out of five stars 

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Book Review: Fragments of Isabella


Fragments of Isabella

A Memoir of Auschwitz

by Isabella Leitner

Open Road Integrated Media
Biographies & Memoirs, History

Pub Date 14 Jun 2016 

I was given a copy of Fragments of Isabella: A Memoir of Auschwitz through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

A powerful raw, and painful memoir of one young woman’s time in Aushwitz.

On May.28.1944 (the authors birthday) instead of celebrating she finds herself packing for deportation.  Soon Jews are lined up listening to SS officers call out names, and not much later they are faced with being forced into hot cattle cars, with no restrooms, no seats.

She talks of a younger sister, a baby she had to watch them murder, not even allowed to bury her tiny body.  She watches as her frail Mother too is murdered.  

She talks of escaping to find food, all of them knowing they will probably be caught but they are hungry, starving, skeletal thin.

If you are looking for a book that shows the power of the human spirit and survival against all odds then Fragments of Isabella is a book I’d highly recommend.

Five out of five stars 

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Book Review:The Manor of Secrets


Manor of Secrets

by Katherine Longshore


Children’s Fiction, Teens & YA

Pub Date 28 Jan 2014

This book takes us back to 1911 England.  Charolette lives in the Manor, but desires adventure not the prim and proper life that lies in front of her.

Janie is one of the Manors servants but may have to leave despite not wanting too.  Charlotte spends some of her time writing stories.

When Charolettes Aunt comes for a visit, Charolette wants to get to know her Aunt better but her Mother doesn’t want her spending to much time with her.  Charolette keeps her writing a secret from her  Mother because she knows her Mother would not approve.

Charlotte cannot understand why her Mother acts so cold, so distant, so uncaring, supplying her with things, but not love, but Charolette is soon to discover things aren’t as they seem at the Manor.

I give this book five out of five stars

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Book Review: Circle of Spies

Circle of Spies

by Roseanna M. White

Harvest House Publishers
Christian, Romance

Pub Date 01 Apr 2014

This book will take you back to 1860’s Baltimore Maryland.  Marietta Hughes was widowed nearly one year and three moths prior.  Although she is a Union Sympathizer Marrietta does not consider herself a Patriot.  

Marrietta soon finds out her Grandfather is a spy.  

Marietta feels as if she is being made to push passed her grief before she is ready.
When Marrietta is thrust into the dangerous world of spies and the reality of the war between the states, will she survive? 

Join me on a journey back to the Civil War,

I give this book five out of five stars.

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Book Review: ┬áRunning On Red Dog Road

Running on Red Dog Road

And Other Perils of an Appalachian Childhood
by Drema Hall Berkheimer

Zondervan Non-Fiction

Christian, Biographies & Memoirs

Pub Date 12 Apr 2016

I was given a copy of Running On Red Dog Road through the publisher and their partnership with Netgalley in exchange for my honest review which is as follows:

Set mostly in the 1940’s East Beckley, West Virgina this is the story of the Authors growing up in Appalachia.  We learn that the author lost her Father in the Coal mines.  The author tells of generations of strong southern women, and of being raised with the help of her  Grandparents from an early age. We learn too that she was raised in the Pentecostal Church.

Berkheimer talks fondly of her family offering hobos a warm meal.  And she talks of Revivals held in a tent big enough for a circus as well as her brother who was left “Stone Deaf” after a bout with Spinal Meningitis.

At twelve she talks of watching her Grandfather die of Cancer. 

Journey with me back to the 1940s in Running on Red Dog Road

Five out of five stars

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Book Review: Elizabeth of York

Elizabeth of York

A Tudor Queen and Her World
by Alison Weir

Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine

Ballantine Books

Pub Date 03 Dec 2013

This book will transport you back to Tudor Era England where we are given a look into the life of Queen Elizabeth of York.

Elizabeth of York was born on February 11th 1466 and she was the first princess born to the English Monarch in over a century.  As a daughter of royalty Elizabeth would have gotten used to travel in infancy.

We learn too that in the fifteenth Century it was very desirable for a queen to have blonde hair and a fair complexion.

On April.19. 1483 when Elizabeth was only seventeen she lost her Father to an unknown disease.  Edward was succeeded by his twelve year old Son Edward V.  

On July. 6. 1483 the new king and queen were crowned.

We learn too that Elizabeth was very much family oriented.  

If you are looking for a book that gives a good detailed description of the life of a Tudor Queen,  Elizabeth of York then this is just the book for you.

Five out of five stars

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