Book Review: When the Heart Sings


When the Heart Sings
by Liz Tolsma

Gilead Publishing

Christian , Historical Fiction

Pub Date 09 Oct 2018

I am reviewing a copy of When the Heart Sings through Gilead Publishing and Netgalley:

Natia has a secret one she is keeping right under the nose of her captors.

It’s 1943 Poland and the Nazi’s have forced Natia and Teodor are forced into the labor camp. After Natia is separated from her husband Teodor, Natia is chosen to be the housekeeper of the Camps overseer while Teodor is sent to work in the factory. Despite the camps strict rules and the consequences they will face if caught disobeying them Natia finds a way to communicate with Teodor by singing songs as are passed Teodor’s dormitory.

The situation gets more intense after a Jewish baby is left on the overseers doorstep and Natia decides to take it in telling the overseer it was her sisters child. Natia is determined to take in this little boy and raise him as her own. But will she be able to keep the child’s identity safe or will her and Teodor end up paying the ultimate price?

I give When the Heart Sings five out of five stars!

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Book Review: The 30 Day Prayer Challenge For Women


The 30-Day Prayer Challenge for Women
by Nicole O’Dell
Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Barbour Books

Christian , Religion & Spirituality

Pub Date 01 Dec 2018

I am reviewing a copy of The 30 Day Prayer Challenge For Women through Barbour Publishing and Netgalley:

In this book we are encouraged not to gossip, encouraged to hold our tongue. We are encouraged to join God. We are encouraged to be quick to listen.

We are encouraged to set aside quiet time with the Lord. We are reminded to that He sees us.

If you are a woman looking for a good devotional The Third Day Prayer Challenge is one I would definitely recommend.

Five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Penguin Days


Penguin Days
by Sara Leach
Myrick Marketing & Media, LLC

Pajama Press

Children’s Fiction

Pub Date 18 Jan 2019

I am reviewing a copy of Penguin Days through Pajama Press and Netgalley:

Penguin Days would be a great book to help your child/Student understand a little more about Autism Spectrum disorder as seen through a little girl Lauren who has the condition and finds herself struggling with the change of traveling far to take part in her Aunt’s wedding.

Lauren struggles with the change her routine and with dealing with her rambunctious cousins. She doesn’t like trying on scratchy dresses or walking up and down aisles, she’d rather be with her best friend looking for bugs.

I give Penguin Days five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Too Young to Escape


Too Young to Escape
A Vietnamese Girl Waits to Be Reunited with Her Family

by Van Ho; Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Myrick Marketing & Media

Pajama Press

Children’s Nonfiction , Middle Grade

Pub Date 02 Nov 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Too Young To Escape through Pajama Press and Netgalley:

After the Vietnam War ends Van wakes up one morning to find that her Mother, her sisters Loan and LAN and her brother Tuan have left. They have escaped the communist regime that has taken over Ho Chi Minh city for the freedom they have found in Canada. Van who was only four was far to young to escape and grandmother is to Old for a journey that is so dangerous.

Once they are settled in North America her parents will eventually sponsor them and Van as well as her Grandmother will be able to fly away to safety. Meanwhile Van is forced to deal with an Aunt and Uncle who let it be known they don’t want her she is forced to work harder than a little girl should simply to satisfy them, even then they are not often satisfied.

I give Too Young to Escape five our of five stars!

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Book Review: Odd(ly) Enough


Odd(ly) Enough
Standing Out When the World Begs You To Fit In

by Carolanne Miljavac

Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Shiloh Run Press

Christian , Nonfiction (Adult)

Pub Date 01 Nov 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Odd(ly) Enough through Shiloh Run Press and Netgalley:

This book encourages you to embrace the person God wants you to be. We are encouraged to tune out the naysayers of the world and jump into the loving arms of our Lord. We are reminded that he walks along with us as we pursue the purpose God has set aside for us.

This book will encourage you to become a little more courageous in your walk with Christ.

I give Odd(ly) Enough five out of five stars!

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Book Review: The Taken Girls

The Taken Girls

An absolutely gripping crime thriller full of mystery and suspense

by G D Sanders

Avon Books UK


General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers

Pub Date 13 Dec 2018

I am reviewing a copy of The Taken Girls through Avon Books UK and Netgalley:

When a teenager girl comes back after going missing unharmed but pregnant Di Edna Ogborne the newest recruit of the Canterbury Police, But she has her hands full with a team that doesn’t want her as well as an ex who doesn’t give up and the terrible guilt over a secret from the past.

As Ed investigates the case, she discovers Canterbury has seen this crime not once but a few times before. When Ed and her team of detectives encounter missing historic police files, as well as falsified school records, and Ed’s new lover as a prime suspect. It becomes clear they are dealing with a system that has been corrupted.

Will Ed be able to find the person behind these depraved crimes before they strike again?

I give The Taken Girls five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Mind Games


Mind Games
by Nancy Mehl

Bethany House

Bethany House Publishers


Pub Date 04 Dec 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Mind Games through Bethany House Publisher and Netgalley:

Kaley Quinn is a talented FBI Analyst whose skills are not possible to ignore despite her unorthodox methods. When she is outed by a reporter as the daughter of an infamous serial killer she is demoted to a field agent and transferred to Saint Louis.

The same reporter who ruined her career claims to have come across an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders at the end of the poem Kaley’s murder is predicted. The reporters alterior motives makes the claims questionable. After a body is found there is no longer any question as to whether the threats are real. Discovering that the threats are real The FBI sends Special Agent Noah Hunter to Saint Louis.

At first Special Agent Noah Hunter was not happy with the assignment but Noah’s respect for Kaley grows quickly despite some of her odd ways. But the Brazen serial killer is once again on the loose who breaks all the patterns. Noah and Kaley are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else including Haley are killed.

Can they catch the killer before it’s to late, or will Kaley be the next victim?

I give Mind Games five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Translingual Poetics


Translingual Poetics
Writing Personhood Under Settler Colonialism

by Sarah Dowling

University of Iowa Press

University Of Iowa Press

Nonfiction (Adult) , Poetry

Pub Date 03 Dec 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Translingual Poetics Through University of Iowa Press and Netgalley:

From the 1980’s Americans and Canadian poets have increasingly turned away from the use of English instead they have turned to using multiple languages in their poetry. This growing yet under studied body of poetry differs from other multilingual bodies of poetry. Modernist poets offered multilingual displays of literary refinement while contemporary Translingual Poetries are formed by feminist, anti racist, immigrant rights, and ingenious sovereignty moments.

I give Translingual Poetics three out of five stars!

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Book Review: Amy Price for President


Amy Price for President!
by Charley Pickle

West 44 Books

Children’s Fiction , Middle Grade

Pub Date 01 Feb 2019

I am reviewing a copy of Amy Vice For President through West 44 Books and Netgalley:

Amy Vice wants to make a name for herself on her first day of Middle School knowing that’s the most important time to make an impression on people but with her stutter Amy has a hard time making friends. Despite her Stutter Amy has a big dream and that is to be class president, she wants people to see her as a leader and not simply see her disability.

The first day of school Amy eats lunch alone but when she discovers the weirdo table that changes. It is here that Amy finds friendship as well as the courage to launch her presidential campaign.

I give Amy Vice for President five out of five stars!

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Book Review: The Stolen Boys!



Joffe Books

Mystery & Thrillers

Pub Date 12 Oct 2018

I am reviewing a copy of The Stolen Boys through Joffee Books and Netgalley:

A crime wave hits town, the target is a highly priced but sought after brand of street wear called Hybrid X. The clothing cost a fortune and resales are expensive. Houses are burglarized, young men are robbed on the streets and a young man is killed for a pair of shoes.

Another body is found in a pile of trash, and illegal steroids start to flood the streets.

A dark shadowy figure who goes by the name Darke and his group of young criminals are believed to be behind everything.

Detectives Jackman and Evans must take on this evil criminal, while they are still being haunted by Alistair the serial killer they were not able to catch.

I give The Stolen Boys five out of five stars!

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