Book Review: The Silent Girls

The Silent Girls

Detective Anna Gwynne Crime Series Book 1

by Dylan Young


General Fiction (Adult) , Mystery & Thrillers

Pub Date 19 Jan 2018

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A young girl disappears from the edge of the local forest, the Gloucestershire police are convinced she’s been taken by the same killer who murdered Emily Rodman by stabbing her to death eighteen years prior, they are desperately fighting to put this monster away before another girl becomes a victim.

Detective Anna Gwynn doesn’t believe the man that was blamed for killing Emily Risman is the real killer.

When Anna can’t find proof in time she realizes she needs to get in the mind of a twisted killer. And she knows just the man Hector Shaw who is in prison for killing six men, who were responsible or his daughters death?

Can Anna find out what she needs from Hector before more girls become victims?

Find out in Silent Girls

Five out of five stars!


Book Review: The Triumph of Christianity

The Triumph of Christianity

How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World

by Bart D. Ehrman

Simon & Schuster


Pub Date 13 Feb 2018

I am reviewing a copy of The Triumph of Christianity through Simon & Schuster and Netgalley:

In this book the New York Times best selling authority on Christianity explains how Christianity grew from around twenty Peasants in rural Galilee, to the dominant religion of the west in less than four hundred years.

In this book we are reminded that the earliest Christians were Jews. We learn to that Christianity did not start out as a global religion but it took only four centuries for it to spread throughout the West. We are reminded too that Christianity wasn’t really tolerated at first, in fact proclaiming Christ as your Savior could lead to Martyrdom.

I give The Triumph of Christianity five out of five stars!

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Book Review: A Refuge Assured

A Refuge Assured

by Jocelyn Green

Bethany House

Bethany House Publishers


Pub Date 06 Feb 2018

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Lacemaker Vivienne Rivard never imagine her craft could threaten her life, but in Revolutionary France, that is exactly the case. It is a death sentence for the nobility and all associated with them. They are forced to the guillotine. In order to escape with her life Vivienne flees to the French Quarter of Philadelphia only to discover the same dangers apply their. Revolutionary sympathizer end up threatening a young boy left in her care, a young boy some believe is the Dauphin. Can they find a permanent refuge in the French settlement of Azilum?

Militiaman Liam Delaney proudly served in the American Revolution, but now the government has imposed an oppressive tax that impacts her family, he barely doesn’t recognizes the democracy he fought for. He wants to cultivate the land of his hard won farm near Azlium, but soon finds himself drawn into the escalating tension of the Whiskey Rebellion. When he meets a beautiful young Frenchwomen who recently arrived from Paris, they are drawn together in unexpected ways, to fight for the peace and safety that they Long for.

I give A Refuge Assured five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Keturah


by Lisa T. Bergren

Bethany House

Bethany House Publishers


Pub Date 06 Feb 2018

I am reviewing a copy of Keturah through Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley:

In this book we travel back to 1772 England where we meet Lady Keturah Banning Tomlinson and her sisters find themselves heiresses of their Fathers state, leaving them with having to go the the West Indies to save their heritage.

The sisters are determined to make their own way in the world, despite the fact it was not conventional for women to do so at the time. But once they are in the Caribbean they have greater things to worthy about than proper gender roles. When they go the infamous Island of Nevis, the sisters discover the legacy of the legendary sugar barons has vastly declined and that’s just the start of what they begin to see in this unfamiliar world.

Keturah does not intend to put herself at the mercy of a man again, but every man on the island seems to want to help her, but she knows it is so though they can take ownership of the plantation. She is in need of an ally but a reunion with a childhood friend makes her wonder if he has ulterior motives.

Can Keturah surrender her stubbornness to save her families plantation? Find out in Keturah!

Five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Ten Cents A Pound

Ten Cents a Pound

by Nhung N. Tran-Davies, illustrated by Josée Bisaillon

Second Story Press

Children’s Fiction , Multicultural Interest

Pub Date 18 AprI’ll.2018

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In this beautifully written and illustrated multicultural picture book, the author and illustrator paint a visual and written picture of a young girl’s passionate conversation with her Mom, in the book every time the girl talks about how hard her Mom works and tells her she wants to stay and help where her Mother points out the importance of getting an education so she can learn and have a good life.

The conversation in this story shows how hard the Mom, works and sacrifices to give her daughter an education and the sacrifices they both have to make so the daughter can be educated. This beautifully written books is a testament of a Mother’s love and a young daughters devotion.

I give Ten Cents a pound five out of five stars!

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Book Review: A Light On the Hill

A Light on the Hill

by Connilyn Cossette

Bethany House

Bethany House Publishers


Pub Date 06 Feb 2018

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This book will transport us back to the Old Testament days. Seven years prior Moriya was taken captive in Jericho and branded with the mark of the Canaanite God’s. Now the Israelites are experiencing a time of speech in their new land but that is not the case for Moriyah she is often judged harshly for that mark, hiding behind her veil most of the time. It seems to that marriage prospects are out of the question until now.

Moriya’s Father had found someone to Marry her, and she hopes her love for cooking will impress this man and his son’s without a Mother. But things go horribly wrong she is forced to flee and finds many dangers along the way until she arrives at the just established Levitical City of Refuge.

I give A Light on the Hill five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Pemmican Wars

Pemmican Wars

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, colour by Donovan Yaciuk

Portage & Main Press

HighWater Press

Teens & YA

Pub Date 01 Mar 2018

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In this beautifully Illustrated graphic novel we meet Echo a thirteen year old Metis girl who is adjusting to a new school, and to the loneliness she feels from being away from her Mother.

But one ordinary day in Mr Bree’s history class she finds herself being transported back to the time of the Pemmician Wars, she finds herself in a Bison hunt on the Saskatchewan Prarie and back again, a trip she makes several times in the weeks to follow giving her a deeper appreciation for her history.

I give Pemmican Wars five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Hidden Women

Hidden Women: The African-American Women Mathematicians Who Helped America Win the Space Race

by Rebecca Rissman


History , Middle Grade

Pub Date 01 Feb 2018

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In this Middle Grade book children from the ages of eight to twelve will learn how Four African American Women, mathematicians helped to launch Us rockets and Astronauts made it possible to launch U.S Rockets and astronauts into space.

Katherine Johnson had a gift for Math from a young age, she skipped grades and graduated-School at the age of fourteen, at eighteen she graduated from West Virginia State College with the highest honors got married and had children and got the only job she could at the time that of a teacher. Johnson enjoyed teaching but struggled to make ends meet, but in 1953 she was hired by NASA, in a segregated unit at first, her supervisor was Dorothy Vaughan, but after only two weeks she was handed her an on site assignment helping calculate numbers for the flight research division. Johnson faced resistance from her white co-workers many simply ignored her , but in time she got along well with her white coworkers!

Miriam Mamm was also one of the women who helped send man to space.

Mary Jackson was also one of Thea four African American Women who helped to launch man into space.

Annie Easley was a Computer Programmer for NASA , her computer skills helped launch rockets into Space..

These women were trailblazers for Women as well as African Americans and in fact they did things most men could not do to help send man into space.

I give Hidden Women five out of five stars!

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Book Review: All Together Different

All Together Different

Upholding the Church’s Unity While Honoring Our Individual Identities

by J. Brian Tucker; John Koessler

Moody Publishers


Pub Date 06 Feb 201

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This book reminds us that the real issue when it comes to church isn’t branding but is in fact identity. We are reminded too that part of our search for identity is a question of our differences, and that in fact differences can be both a blessing and cursing.

In All Together Different, the author reminds us that diversity is good, but is not always comfortable. The author reminds us too that it is more than our DNA that defines us.

This book helps us to understand why as a Church we find it so difficult to get along, from differences into Political beliefs, to understanding diversity better, and how Faith and diversity don’t have to be exclusive.

I give All Together Different five out of five stars!

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Book Review: Go Bravely

Go Bravely

Becoming the Woman You Were Created to Be

by Emily Wilson Hussem

Ave Maria Press

Christian , Teens & YA

Pub Date 27 Apr 2018

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This book that reminds us that even the smaller acts of Faith require a great deal of bravery.

This book is geared toward young Christian Woman, and reminds us that despite insecurities and pressures we can Go Bravely in our Faith.

This book will help a young woman to grow in Faith. Emily Wilson Hussem offers the readers twenty pieces of advice and offers encouragement.

I give Go Bravely five out of five stars!

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