Book Review: Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein

Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein

by Linda Bailey

Penguin Random House Canada

Tundra Books

Children’s Fiction

Pub Date 28 Aug 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein through Tundra Books and Netgalley:

This beautifully illustrated Children books tells the story of Mary Shelley the author of Frankenstein! It tells of a Mother who she never really knew but always missed her mother died when she was eleven days old. A stepmother who she didn’t care for and one. Mary is angry and unhappy at home and when she is only fourteen her Father sends her away to live with strangers in Scotland. She stays with the family who she likes until she is sixteen, she comes home and then runs away with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, her stepsister Claire goes too. Mary’s family is horrified.

The trio travel Europe by horse and donkey with very little money, and take a boat down The Rhine River.

A ruined Castle named Frankenstein that she sees on this trip becomes the inspiration for the well loved horror novel Frankenstein.

On the next trip together, eighteen months later Mary, Shelley and Claire go to Switzerland where they meet the world’a most famous poet Lord Byron, they end up going sailing with him. A rainy night in leads to Byron suggesting they have a contest to see who can write the best ghost story. Sometimes later a dream leads her to begin Frankenstein

Mary was only eighteen when she wrote Frankenstein, and it had rejected by two publishers until it was finally published by a third.

I give Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

Book Review: Louisiana’s Way Home

Louisiana’s Way Home

by Kate DiCamillo

Candlewick Press


Children’s Fiction

Pub Date 02 Oct 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Louisiana’s Way Home through Candlewick Press and Netgalley:

Louisiana’s Elefante’s granny wakes her up in the middle of the night to tell her the day of a reckoning has come and they have to leave home right away.

Louisiana isn’t overly world though her Grandma is full of many middle of the night ideas but this one is different this time she does not have any intention on them coming home. Louisiana finds herself away from her best friends Raymie and Beverly, Louisiana struggles to find a way home but fate and her Granny but soon her life becomes entwined with a motel owner, a preacher and a boy with a crow on his shoulder.

Will Louisiana find her way home?

Or will she have to build a new life elsewhere?

I give Louisiana’s Way Home five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

Book Review: My Heart Belongs in Greenwood Spring Colorado

My Heart Belongs in Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Millie’s Resolve

by Rebecca Jepson

Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Barbour Books

Christian , Romance

Pub Date 01 May 2018

I am reviewing a copy of My Heart Belongs in Greenwood Springs Colorado through Barbour Publishing and Netgalley:

This book will take us back to Glenwood Springs Colorado 1888:

Millie Cooper was a fisherman’s daughter turned nurse who flees a painful entanglement with her near her family home in Nantucket unfortunately six years after she first flees she runs into them again six years later in Glenwood Springs. The serenity of her mountain hideaway in a town with healing springs is disrupted when she has to care for the elderly Mother as well as the pregnant wife of Stephen Drexel, the man who she once loved, at the request of his brother John, the man who kept them apart.

Will Millie be able to forgive the wrongs that she felt were done to her? Will she be able to let go of the pain of her past?

I give My Heart Belongs to Glenwood Springs five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

Book Review: A Promise Stiched in Time

A Promise Stitched in Time

by Colleen Rowan Kosinski

Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

Schiffer Kids

Children’s Fiction

Pub Date 28 Sep 2018

I am reviewing a copy of A Promise Stiched in Time by Schiffer Publishing and Netgalley:

Maggie purchases an old tweed coat for artistic inspiration after her Father dies and grief has made it hard for her to find her artistic inspiration!

Determined to win the Scholarship to the prestigious art program propels her to the Salvation Army store where she finds the tweed coat. A coat that will change the way she views the world and her place in it. The coat awakens her muse and it changed the way she views her place in this world.

Maggie has a feeling that the previous owner is haunting the coat.

I give A Promise Stitched in Time five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

Book Review: Errant Mobile

Errant Mobile

Qwerty Mysteries

by Peggy Ryan Hembree

NetGalley Connect

Christian , Mystery & Thrillers

Pub Date 18 Jun 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Errant Mobile through Netgalley Connect and Netgalley:

It sounded like thunder to her but it wasnt, it was a gun shot!

Alice Reese never imagined when she goes to start her first day at Errant Mobile that she would find her boss on the floor gasping for air. Alice and another temp Greta Cox are hired to sort out book keeping for the business.

The women soon learn this mystery won’t be solved by Forensics but by spreadsheets and thumb drives!

But where do all the cartoons of Mobile devices for in?

I give this fun lighthearted mystery five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Glimmerglass Girl

Glimmerglass Girl

by Holly Lyn Walrath

Finishing Line Press


Pub Date 03 Aug 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Glimmerglass Girl through Fishing Line Press and Netgalley:

Poetry is one of the hardest genres to review because a poem can have a different meaning to every reader l:

In this short collection of poetry Holly Lyn Walrath explores love, marriage, abuse and self harm of the body, death and alcoholism through a woman’s heart who has experienced them in on one way or another. It does this while taking the reader on a fantastical journey through the world of fairytales and unicorns. A world where feminity is both as powerful and delicate as a wing glassed beauty.

I give Glimmerglass Girl five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!

Book Review: The Fashion Designer

The Fashion Designer

by Nancy Moser

Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Shiloh Run Press

Christian , Romance

Pub Date 01 Jul 2018

I am reviewing a copy of The Fashion Designer through Shiloh Run Press and Netgalley:

Annie Wood was a housemaid turned pattern designer. The pattern artist is given the opportunity to design her own fashion line when a wealthy New York Couple offer to finance her endeavor. Annie’s New husband Sean Culver as well as her best friend Butterick, Maude Nascato as well as a Mother Figure Edna Holmquist.

Annie as well as her colleagues give up their already established careers, risking everything to follow their passion for clothes, that were both functional and fashionable for the modern working woman of 1912.

Personal and financial setbacks could derail their careers before they even get a chance to begin? Will they be able to overcome these setbacks?

Find out in The Fashion Designer!

Book Review: Just Open the Door

Just Open the Door

How One Invitation Can Change a Generation

by Jen Schmidt;

B&H Publishing Group (B&H Books, Holman Bibles, B&H Español, and B&H Kids)

B&H Books


Pub Date 10 Apr 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Just Open the Door through B&H Books and Netgalley:

For so many of us we feel that if we invite people into our lives and homes it feels like we are inviting judgement into our homes and lives, onto our entertaining skills and stress on our already insanely busy schedules. What if instead of fearing judgment you knew that opening that door could change the world in a radical way. To make an impact and leave a legacy with everyday invitations?

In this book we are encouraged to walk a road of welcome in our daily lives. We are encouraged to practice an open door living whether in our homes are on the road as Jesud did.

This book is a yes you can guide to offering a life changing gift of invitation. Whether you have been hosting for awhile or a nervous newbie this book will help you.

I give you Just Open the Door five out of five stars!

Book Review: Beauty in the Breakdown

Beauty in the Breakdown

Choosing to Overcome

by Julie Roberts, Ken Abraham

Thomas Nelson–W Publishing

Thomas Nelson

Biographies & Memoirs

Pub Date 18 Sep 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Beauty in the Breakdown through Thomas Nelson and Netgalley:

In this book country music singer Julie Roberts openly discusses her childhood. The country music star is no stranger to overcoming hard times, through hard work and determination.

Early her career the country star Julie Roberts is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis but went into remission for several years.

On May.01.2010 hardly a week after Luke let her go from Mercury Records, her house flooded.

In 2012 Julie was asked to be on The Voice, unfortunately the experience didn’t go as she had hoped.

She talks about about the battle she had once the M.S came back and her struggle to make a comeback in the country music industry.

I give Beauty in the Breakdown five out of five stars for the open, and honesty of this book!

Happy Reading!

Book Review: The Orphan’s Wish

The Orphan’s Wish

by Melanie Dickerson

Thomas Nelson–FICTION

Thomas Nelson

Christian , Teens & YA

Pub Date 26 Jun 2018

I am reviewing a copy of The Orphan’s Wish through Thomas Nelson and Netgalley:

Get ready to be transported back to the early fifteenth century where Aladdin, Orphaned and alone at the age of five travels from the streets of his Arab homeland to a strange and faraway place. Aladdin ends up growing up in an orphanage where he meets young lady Kirstyn her father is the powerful Duke of Hagenheim. Aladdin quickly becomes Kirsten’s favorite despite their different stations in life. The two develop a friendship that neither time or opposition can break!

As a child Aladdin works hard, learning everything he can from his teachers. Through his integrity intelligence, and sheer tenacity he is able to earn a position servicing as the Dukes Steward, that does not take away the shame of having been forced to steal as a child, or the fact he has no status due to the fact he’s an orphan. Aladdin must leave Hagenheim and seek his fortune if he wants to be equal to his beautiful, generous friend Kristyn.

Once Aladdin departs though his friend Kristen becomes a pawn in a terrible plot. Aladdin and Lady Kristyn must rely on their bond to save Kristyn from danger. Saving Kristyn could cost cost Aladdin his Newfound status, but it is worth the risk.

The Orphan’s Wish is a beautiful twist on a well known tale. The Orphan’s Wish is a story of courage, loyalty and friendship.

I give The Orphan’s Wish five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!