Book Review: Poems In The Manner of

Poems in the Manner Of
by David Lehman
Scribner

Poetry

Pub Date 07 Mar 2017

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Poems in the Manner of is a tribute to poets throughout the centuries, from Emily Dickinson to Walt Whitman to Sylvia Plath.

If you are a fan of Walt Whitman, Shakespeare, Robert Frost or Hemingway I believe you will find Poems in the Manner of, a great read.

Five out of five stars

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Book Review:Secrets of Ruth

Secrets of Ruth
Fresh Perspectives on Biblical Wisdom for Women
by Patricia Mitchell
Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Barbour Books
Christian, Religion & Spirituality
Pub Date 01 Dec 2016   

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of secrets of ruth through the publisher and netgalley:

“Wherever you go, I will go.” Ruth spoke these words to Naomi thousands of years ago, and they resognate today. Naomi and Ruth left Moab for Bethelem, listening to God’s call.

For years I have been fascinated by the story of Ruth and Naomi and the relationship this Mother in Law and Daughter in Law had.

If you are looking for a book that gives you a deeper look into Ruth and Naomi then Secrets of Ruth is a must read.

Five out of five stars.

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Book Review: Five Minutes With Jesus


5 Minutes with Jesus

by Sheila Walsh

Thomas Nelson: GIFT

Thomas Nelson
Religion & Spirituality

Pub Date 11 Aug 2015

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Walsh reminds us of the importance of taking the time to spend with the Lord everyday, we are reminded too of the importance of being honest with God, whatever we are feeling, because God knows anyway, and he wants us to be able to be honest with him.

We are reminded too that we are all created with a unique purpose.  The author goes on to talk about The Power of Forgiveness,

I give Five Minutes With Jesus five out of five stars:

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Book Review: My Enemy, My Heart


My Enemy, My Heart

by Laurie Alice Eakes

Waterfall Press

General Fiction (Adult), Religion & Spirituality

Pub Date 15 Nov 2016

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of My Enemy, My Heart through the publisher and Netgalley:

This book takes us back to the war of 1812.  Deidre Mckenzie is on board her Father Daniel Mckenzie’s when her Father is killed, and the Ship’s crew is taken prisoner by an English ship.

Kieran Ashford is waylaid by the declaration of war on his way to exile in America, and finds his chance to turn privateer which he soon regrets as his rich prize is discovered in the form of a young woman, Deidre Mckenzie, can he right his wrongs, by offering her his hand in marriage?

Can a marriage starting under these circumstances work, can Kiernan and Deidre grow to love each other?

Find out in My Enemy, My Heart.

Five out of five stars

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Book Review:  Beneath a Golden Veil


Beneath a Golden Veil

A Novel
by Melanie Dobson

Waterfall Press

General Fiction (Adult), Religion & Spirituality

Pub Date 08 Nov 2016

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This book opens up in 1844  Mallie a slave has just given birth to a Son.  From the time she was thirteen Mallie was expected to appease her Masters appetite in unspeakable ways.  Later the night of her Child’s birth she is told the baby did not survive.

IN 1853 Alden brings a young boy to help work in the fields at his parents house, just as another slave Benjamin has run away, leaving the household distraught, and Alden’s Father raging mad.

Isabel Labrie runs the Golden Veil in 1853, but keeps the past hidden the way she hides the valuables of her Hotel Guests.

A Young Woman trying to run away from her past, a law student determined to try and right his families wrongs.

I give five out of five stars to Beneath A Golden Veil.

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Book Review: That Burning Summer


That Burning Summer

by Lydia Syson

Skyhorse Publishing

Sky Pony Press
Historical Fiction, Teens & YA

Pub Date 24 Jan 2017

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This book takes us back to July, 1940,  when sixteen year old Peggy, and her eleven year old brother Ernest hear a crash out by the marsh.

Ernest is trying to make sense of what is happening in the world around him, he reads pamplets.

Peggy soon discovers a Pilot in the Marsh, a young polish naval airman named Henryk, the young pilot is afraid, and unwilling to return to the fighting.

Henryk soon finds himself hiding in a church.  Peggy sneaks food to him, risking everything.

Will Peggy fall for this forbidden airman?

Find out in That Burning Summer

Five out of five stars.

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Book Review: A Month of Mondays


A Month of Mondays

by Joëlle Anthony

Second Story Press
Middle Grade, Teens & YA

Pub Date 07 Mar 2017
Thirteen year old Suze Tamaski has three people who think they are her Mother,  her older Sister Tracie who has been Mothering her since she was three, when their Mother left, her Aunt Jenny when an Authority figure is needed, and her birth Mother Caroline who sends the checks.

Suze has spent a lot of time in the principals office.  After a ten year abscence her Mother just shows up, Suze comes home to find her Mother in her living room.

Will Suze be able to build a relationship with her Mother, after a decade long abscence?

Will she get a new appreciation for the older sister who was more like a Mother too her, and to the Father who stayed and raised her?

Find out in A Month of Monday’s.

Five out of five stars.

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Book Review: Prayer Pathway


Prayer PathWay

Journeying in a Life of Prayer
by Kathi Lambrides Westlund

P & R Publishing
Christian

Pub Date 31 Oct 2016

I am voluntarily reviewing a copy of Prayer Pathway through the publisher and Netgalley:

Prayer Pathway is meant as a tool to help you pray your way through the day, and through life.

The author points out that we should start with Praise, and then we need to repent for our transgressions, then we should ask, yield, rejoice and finally Shalom, peace.

We are reminded that we are created to Worship, and shows us the importance of Praise.  We are reminded too that if we repent Jesus forgives.  The author reminds us that if we truly repent the Lord forgives.

I give Prayer Pathway five out of five stars.

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Book Review: The Last Tree


Last Tree, The

by Ingrid Chabbert

Kids Can Press

Children’s Fiction

Pub Date 04 Apr 2017

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A little boy in a Concrete City longs to play in the grass as his Father did when he was a young boy.

At the end of the Concrete City is a single tree, but soon the boy reads of a condo going up where the last tree in the concrete jungle is, and the boy realizes he must save the tree.

Will the boys be able to save The Last Tree?

I give The Last Tree five out of five stars.

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Book Review: Waiting for Wonder


Waiting for Wonder

Learning to Live on God’s Timeline
by Marlo Schalesky

Abingdon Press

Christian, Nonfiction (Adult)

Pub Date 15 Nov 2016

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The author points out that we must accept the barrenness if we are going to continue on to the journey of God’s Promises.

This book points out that none of us want to be identified by our failures.

The author points out that there are times that we are not in control, that things happen that are beyond human control.

We are reminded too that though the world wants us to believe we are in control, we must remember that God is in Control.

The author also reminds us that Wonder is found in God.

I give Waiting for Wonder five out of five Stars.

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