Book Review: The Woman at 46 Heath Street

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The Woman at 46 Heath Street

by Lesley Sanderson

Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 28 Mar 2019

 

 

I am reviewing a copy of The Woman at 46th Heath Street and Bookoture and Netgalley:

 

A letter, the last letter is addressed to her, written in neat block letters are the words “Your husband is having an affair.”

 

Six words slipped through her letter box not only destroys her marriage but it also shows that Ella’s perfect life is actually perfect lies.

 

 

Ella has a plan though.  The answer is a lodger by the name of Alice but Alice has her own reasons for wanting to live at 46th Heath Street!

 

 

I found The Woman at 46th Street to be a powerful, gripping read, one that is full of mystery and suspense.

 

 

I give The Woman at the 46th Heath Street!

 

 

Four out of five stars!

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Book Review: Run With the Horses

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Run with the Horses

The Quest for Life at Its Best

by Eugene H. Peterson

 

IVP Books
Christian , Religion & Spirituality
Pub Date 02 Apr 2019

 

 

I am reviewing a copy of Run with the Horses through Intervarsity Press and Netgalley:

 

 

“If you’re worn out in this foot race with men, what makes you think you can run against the horses?”  Is the question brought forth in Jeremiah 12:5.  We all strive to live our best life to somehow be able to bring together spontaneity and freedom with purpose and meaning.  So why is we so often find our lives So unadventurous and so routine.

 

And often if our lives aren’t unadventurous and routine it is so frantic, so full of activity and yet it still lacks fulfillment!  How are we to learn to risk, to trust to pursue wholeness and existence to run with the horses instead of going with the crowd!

 

If you are looking for a Biblical approach to living life at its best then Run with the Horses is just the book for you!

 

 

Five out of five stars!

 

 

Happy Reading!

Book Review: She’s Mine

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She’s Mine

a gripping and addictive new psychological thriller for 2019

by Claire S. Lewis

 

General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 05 Mar 2019

 

 

I am reviewing a copy of She’s Mine through Aria and Netgalley:

 

She was not hers to loose!

 

 

Scarlett falls asleep on a beach in the Caribbean and wakes up to her worst nightmare.  Katie is missing and all fingers point to her.  With all fingers pointed to her Scarlett finds that she must risk everything to clear her name!

 

 

When Scarlett begins to untangle the complicated past of Katie’s Mother she begins to see there could be more to Katie’s disappearance than meets the eye!  The question is who would want to steal a child?  And how can there be no witnesses on a small island.

 

Time is running out and the only thing Scarlett is certain of only one thing, she didn’t kill Katie, or did she?

 

 

I found She’s Mine to be full of edge of your seat suspense therefore I find this book to worthy of five out of five stars!

 

 

Happy Reading!

 

 

 

Book Review: Assured

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Assured

Discover Grace, Let Go of Guilt, and Rest in Your Salvation

by Greg Gilbert

Christian
Pub Date 19 Mar 2019

 

 

I am reviewing a copy of Assured through Baker Books and Netgalley:

 

 

 

No matter what our professions of beliefs, our membership in the Church, many of us wonder    about whether or not we are truly saved.  We worry that our love for Jesus isn’t strong enough, or as strong as another believers!  We struggle as sin continues to be in our lives.  All this takes away some of the joy of our salvation and can lead to a life that is characterized by legalism and perfectionism as well as works righteousness, the very life we were freed from when Jesus died on the cross!

 

 

 

In this book Greg Gilbert reminds us as believers we can be assured.  Assured that our salvation was real, assured that our sins are forgiven whether past, present or future!  Assured that we all stumble and that Jesus is not our judge but our advocate.

 

 

I give Assured five out of five stars!

 

 

Happy Reading!

Book Review: Camp Club Girls: McKenzie

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Camp Club Girls: McKenzie

by Shari Barr

 

Barbour Books
Children’s Fiction , Christian
Pub Date 01 Apr 2019

 

 

I am reviewing a copy of Camp Club Girls: McKenzie through Barbour Books and Netgalley:

 

 

Join McKenzie and the other Camp Club Girls as they set on a series of club filled adventures and crack the cases in adventurous and fun filled adventures in this four in one book!

 

 

Is a horse thief on the loose?  The camp club girls are thrown into the throws of a Wild West who dun it mystery!  Will the girls be able to solve the mystery?

 

 

Where have all the pups of the sea lions gone?  McKenzie and Alexis travel to the Oregon Coast so they could finish a report on Stellar Sea Lions.  While working on the report they witness a strange series of events!  Will the girls find the Sea Lions Pups before its to late?

 

What can you do when a family member goes missing?  McKenzie and Sydney meet up in Branson Missouri,  where McKenzie is asked to help in the Dixie Stampede, soon though they find themselves involved in the search for a teens missing uncle.  The only clue is a whittled necklace will the Camp Club Girls be able to find the teens missing uncle?

 

 

When McKenzie and Kate connect during farm camp at Heritage Farms and village in Iowa,  they begin to notice some mysterious events that leave them feeling uneasy.  The girls realize they are onto something, but what is it?

 

 

If you have a Middle School to Highschool girl looking for books filled with action. Suspense, and that are Inspirational in nature I recommend Camp Club Girls McKenzie!

 

 

Five out of five stars!

 

 

Happy Reading!

 

 

Book Review: Silent Sisters

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Silent Sisters

by Joanne Lee

Biographies & Memoirs , True Crime
Pub Date 18 Apr 2019

 

 

I am reviewing a copy of Silent Sisters through Mirror Books and Netgalley:

 

 

For over two decades Joanne Lee’s Mother kept the remains of not one but three babies hidden in a bin in her closet.

 

A fourth baby was buried in Newspaper and Rags in St Helen’s Cemetery.

 

Joanne Lee grew up in chaotic circumstances on Merseyside, she suffered at the hands of a violent boyfriend and controlling relatives as her Mother fell into a downward spiral of drinking and casual sex, after her marriage broke up.  The consequences of her Mother’s lifestyle ended up being far worse than she ever had imagined.

 

 

Joanne knew about the baby buried in the makeshift grave near the family plot, but in 2009 while helping her Mother move she learned the house held an even more sinister secret.

 

 

In this book the daughter who was falsely accused of murdering her own baby sister will for the first time tell the full story of her struggle to try and understand her Mother, to piece the truth together and to give the four babies the burial they deserved!

 

 

I found Silent Sisters to be a powerful story!

 

 

Four out of five stars!

 

 

Happy Reading!

 

Book Review: Can’t Make This Stuff Up

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Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

Finding the Upside to Life’s Downs

by Susannah B. Lewis

Thomas Nelson
Christian
Pub Date 09 Apr 2019

 

 

I am reviewing a copy of Can’t Make This Stuff Up through Thomas Nelson and Netgalley:

 

 

Millions of fans turn to Susannah B Lewis’s hilarious, take no prisoner videos that capture her loud and funny personality along with deeply faithful look at the world.

 

 

In Can’t Make This Stuff Up Susannah brings us her keen eye for the absurd  as she tells tales from growing up in Tennessee.  In the form of a book she shares stories like the time an escaped Albino Panther wandered into her back yard to the The Thanksgiving when an egg from the centerpiece of the table hatched into a baby chick to the kind neighbors who brought casseroles not just for months after her Father died when she was eleven but for years.

 

The Stories she shares in this book deeply delve into the rich culture of the south, the culture that molded her.  She shares of how she clung to the Lord in times of grief, and embraced every opportunity to laugh.

 

 

I found Can’t Make This Stuff Up to be both deeply personal and inspirational dealing with everything from Grief to laughter.

 

Five out of five stars!

 

Happy Reading!

Book Review: Words and World’s

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Words and Worlds

From Autobiography to Zippers

by Alison Lurie

Biographies & Memoirs , Nonfiction (Adult)
Pub Date 14 May 2019

 

 

I am reviewing a copy of Words and World’s through Delphinium and Netgalley:

 

In this engaging collection of newly published essays.  In this book of essays the novelist gathers reflections on the writing life as well as sharing fond recollections of inspiring friends as well as perceptive, playful commentary, ranging from Children’s Litt, to fashion and feminism.  In this book she cites her husbands comment to her that “No one asked you to write a novel,”  Lurie uses this book to explain why there was never another choice for her, she was meant to write.

 

Alison Lurie looks back to her life as a college student at Radcliffe in the 1940’s, a time when the world was at war, there was rations and a wall of sexism was up, a well that said Harvard was only for men.  In this book Lurie offer a gleeful glimpse into Jonathan Miller’s production of Hamlet, as well as a place for memorializing mentors and close friends like the poet James Merrill, Illustrator Edward Gorey and New York Review Of Books Co-editor Barbara Epstein!  In Words and World’s Lurie celebrates the creative artists who both encouraged as well as inspired her!

 

Alison Lurie is a lifelong devotee Of Children’s Literature who suggests saying no to Narnia, encourages us to revisit The Harry Potter series, she also tells the truth about Pinocchio.

 

 

In this book Lurie returns to a favorite subject of hers, that being fashion, she goes on to discuss the symbolism and meaning of Aprons, talks about how the invention of the zipper made dressing both faster as well as sexier and tells of how being abandoned by Vogue at the age of sixty gave her true freedom in fashion.

 

 

I found Words and World’s to be an entertaining, well written book, and though I cannot say I agree with every aspect of this book, I do believe it is worthy of five out of five stars!

 

 

Happy Reading!

 

 

 

Book Review: The White City

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The White City

True Colors: Historical Stories of American Crime

by Grace Hitchcock

 

Barbour Books
Christian , True Crime
Pub Date 01 Mar 2019

 

 

I am reviewing a copy of The White City through Barbour Publishing, Inc, and Netgalley:

 

 

It’s 1893 The Chicago World’s Fair and Winnifred Wylde believes that she witnessed the kidnapping of a woman.  She tries her best to convince her Father who is an inspector with the Chicago police to look into the reports of missing people around The White City.  At first her Father, Inspector  Wylde tries to  dismiss his daughters claim as overactive imagination but he eventually agrees to let her go undercover as a secretary to the man in question only if she agrees to take her pistol for protection along with Jude Thorpe, who is a policeman for a body guard.

 

If you are looking to be transported back to Chicago World’s Fair In 1893 and taken on an action packed adventures of finding the infamous killer .H.H.  Holmes!

 

Will Winnifred Wylde be able to expose H.H Holmes for the monster he is or will she become the next victim of this illicit murderer!

 

 

I give The White City five out of five stars!

 

 

Happy Reading!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Review: Overcoming Fear

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Overcoming Fear

The Supernatural Strategy to Live in Freedom

by Dawna De Silva

 

Chosen Books
Christian
Pub Date 30 Apr 2019

 

 

I am reviewing a copy of Overcoming Fear through Chosen Books and Netgalley:

 

 

Overcoming Fear points out to us that we are motivated by fear far more than we think, than we realize.  We are often overwhelmed by our need to control situations but in this book we are reminded of the Biblical answers to battling both fear and anxiety.  In practical activating steps Dawn De Silva shows us how we can identify the fears, the patterns as well as the lies that damage our relationship with God, messing up that connection.  In this book we are encouraged to resist fear by taking ownership over the influence fear has in our lives, the liberation through the word and the Spirit.

 

The author reminds us that when we master power, love and self discipline, you will elevate  yourself above the enemy attacks and to be freed of fear and given abundant healthy living!  You will experience the true and healthy living that can only come from God!

 

 

I give Overcoming Fear five out of five stars!

 

 

Happy Reading!