Book Review: Everlasting Nora

Everlasting Nora

A Novel

by Marie Miranda Cruz



Children’s Fiction , Middle Grade

Pub Date 02 Oct 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Everlasting Nora through Macmillan- Tor/Forge and Netgalley:

Twelve year old Nora looses both her Father and the family home and has to moved to Manila’s North Cemetry, the largest shanty town in the Phillipines today!

One day Nora’s Mother disappears as well leaving Nora alone.

She had lost both her Father and the family home to a fire when she was eleven and soon she finds herself without a Mother too!

Nora embarks on a dangerous journey in search of her Mother with the support of Jo-Jo and his kindhearted Grandmother. While on this dangerous journey she discovers compassion and the resilience of the human spirit.

I give Everlasting Nora five out of five stars!

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Book Review: As the Tide Comes In

As the Tide Comes In

A Novel

by Cindy Woodsmall; Erin Woodsmall

WaterBrook & Multnomah


Christian , Romance

Pub Date 21 Aug 2018

I am reviewing As the Tide Comes In through WaterBrook and Netgalley:

Tara Abbott’s life is spiraled out of control by an unthinkable loss. She finds herself having to travel from North Carolina to Georgia, on St Simon’s Island. Despite the fact that she is both confused and scared she is determined to find the answers about her past! She wants to learn about her life before the years she spent in Foster Care!

Will Tara be able to find steady ground on the island, surrounded by a group of kind hearted, eccentric older women called the Glynn girls, as well as a determined firefighter? Or will the truth end up tearing her identity into pieces?

I give As the Tide Comes in Five out of five stars!

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Book Review: The Casting Of Crowns

The Casting of Crowns

by Betsy O. Borchardt

First Edition Design Publishing

Christian , Teens & YA

Pub Date 23 Jul 2018

I am reviewing a copy of The Casting Of Crowns through First Edition Design Publishing and Netgalley:

The Book Of Revelation comes to life in The Casting Of Crowns!

Carissa Williams a young, serious intelligent College student who decides to join a Bible Study despite the fact she knows it has been banned. She majored in Religious Studies but that too has been Cancelled by the New World Order, so she finds herself seeking meaning through Philosophy, and friendships through the Bible Study! Carissa soon finds herself winning souls for Christ, as does Sally Sullivan daughter of UW-Oshkosh’s Dean and Bible Study Leader, Alex Richardson. The groups efforts cause them to be in constant danger. Soon Carissa falls in love with John while continuing to grow in Christ.

Eventually Carissa must make a decision that will forever change her life .

I give The Casting Of Crowns five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Lost and Found

Lost & Found

by Betina Kerstin


Nonfiction (Adult) , Poetry

Pub Date 20 Jul 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Lost and Found through Matador and Netgalley:

In Lost and Found we get a blend of beautiful black and white poetry as well as accompanied poems, this allows the reader to enjoy the message on two very different but accompanying ways. In this brief collection we get such relevant themes as childhood, youth and such topics as how to get through a divorce, as well as finding oneself and how to love life.

There are 38 beautiful black and white photographs as well as poems to shape the synergy through words and images.

I give Lost and Found five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Sadie


by Courtney Summers

St. Martin’s Press

Wednesday Books

Teens & YA

Pub Date 04 Sep 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Sadie through St.Martin’s Press and Netgalley:

This is the story of a missing girl whose out for revenge and a serial podcast with the clues she’s left behind!

Sadie has had a difficult life, she was raised by her sister in an isolated small town, where the try their best to live a good life and keep their heads above water.

One day Maddie is found dead and Sadie’s world falls apart. After a police investigation that seems to have been partially botched, Sadie is determined to make sure her sister gets the justice she deserves so she searches for her sisters killer with only a few meager clues to find the man that killed her sister.

West McCray is a radio personality working on a segment about small forgotten American towns when he hears Sadies story and becomes obsessed with finding Sadie, starting a podcast that tracks Sadie through her journey, trying to find out what happened before its to late.

I give Sadie four out of five stars!

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Book Review: Look at Liddie LongLegs

Look at Liddie Longlegs!

by Denise Camille Frye

Denise Camille Frye

Children’s Fiction , Middle Grade

Pub Date 01 Aug 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Look at Lydia Longlegs through Denise Camille Frye and Netgalley:

In 1956 Lydia Longley is going into seventh grade. Liddie has read every saint book in her classes library at St. Anthony School.

When Liddie was eleven her family lost their home to a fire and with no insurance money to build a proper house they are forced to hastiky build a Cracker Box, a house without water, electricity or indoor plumbing. When she is twelve she receives a diary for her birthday in which she is able to document her life,

I give Liddie Longlegs five out of five stars!

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Book Review:Definitely Daphne

Definitely Daphne

by Tami Charles


Children’s Fiction , Humor

Pub Date 01 Oct 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Definitely Daphne through Capstone and Netgalley:

Daphne is a hilarious Vlog star on the rise online but at school she is Anabelle Louis, a seventh grade super geek, perennial kid. Her parents send her to a therapist in order to help her not only deal with a new school but with her Mom’s upcoming Military assignment in Afghanistan as well! Dr Varma tells Annabelle she needs to step out of her comfort zone in order to find the confidence to make new friends something she will definitely need when her Mom leaves on her military assignment. There is one part of this Anabelle does like and that is the vlog, she calls Daphne Doesn’t!

In her vlog Annabelle appears undercover as Daphne and she gives hilarious takes on activities she finds to be a waste of time, at the same time though her classmates don’t know she exists.

Can Annabelle keep up with this double life?

Find out in Definitely Daphne!

Five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Silver People

Silver People

Voices from the Panama Canal

by Margarita Engle

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group

HMH Books for Young Readers

Children’s Nonfiction

Pub Date 25 Mar 2014

I am reviewing a copy of Silver People through HMH Books and Netgalley:

On August.15.1914 the Panama Canal Opened, the Canal connected the world’s two largest oceans and was the start of America becoming a superpower. But while many celebrated thousands lost their lives and the survivors worked under the most dangerous conditions and their pay was only a few silver coins a day.

This is the story of the ”Silver People” whose back breaking work built the Canal.

I give The Silver People five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Dispatches From the Front

Dispatches from the Front

Stories of Gospel Advance in the World’s Difficult Places

by Tim Keesee



Pub Date 31 May 2014

I am reviewing a copy of Dispatches From the Front through Crossway and Netgalley:

Those of us Christians who are blessed enough to live in the Western World Know little if anything about the challenges in some of the most dangerous parts of the world to be a Christian.

These accounts include many who sacrificed everything including their lives to reach to share the Gospel in some of the most dangerous parts of the world.

Dispatches From the Front depicts the work of the gospel and the challenges faced in the most challenging corners of the world.

I give Dispatches From the Front five out of five stars!

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Book Review: The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi

The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi

My Journey into the Heart of Scriptural Faith and the Land Where It All Began

by Kathie Lee Gifford

Thomas Nelson–W Publishing

Thomas Nelson

Biographies & Memoirs

Pub Date 06 Mar 2018

I am reviewing a copy of The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi through Thomas Nelson and Netgalley:

Kathie Lee Gifford is a lifelong student of scripture who has always desired a deeper understanding of Scripture, of God’s word.

It was when she began studying the Biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek that Kathie Lee Gifford as well as actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel that she found the Fulfillment of those desires!

In this book we can take the journey with Kathie on the Spiritual Foundations of Faith.

In this book we are able to hear Directly about her ever growing relationship with Christ. As well as exploring dozens of ancient landmarks and historical sites of Israel.

In this book you will go beyond a Sunday School approach to the Bible, instead you will dig deeper into the Original Languages and meanings of the Holy Scriptures!

I giving The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi five out of five stars!

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