Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nearly Departed in Deadwood by Ann Charles

5 of 5 Stars!

Book Blurb:
Little girls are vanishing from Deadwood, South Dakota. Fearing her daughter might be next, single mom, Violet Parker, is desperate to find the monster behind the abductions. With her savings dwindling and just three weeks left to sell her first house or lose her Realtor job, Violet is ecstatic when a handsome jeweler hires her to sell his century-old, Victorian masterpiece, until she sees the dilapidated dwelling. Now, if she could just convince her only buyer to stop rejecting vintage homes as if they're haunted. Short on time and long on worry, she refuses to give up her dream of a fresh start in Deadwood. But with a malicious coworker trying to get her fired, a secret admirer sending her creepy messages, and a sexy stranger hiding skeletons in his closet, will Violet end up as one of Deadwood's dearly departed?

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Hand of God by Tim Miller

Book Blurb:
Charlie Sims is the pastor of a small church. However, he's thinks he's on a special mission from God to rid the world of sinners. As he brutally carries out his work, a mysterious man delivers a message that will change his life forever. A battle ensues for the fate of mankind.

Charlie finds himself in a struggle with the spiritual realm only to learn that nothing is what it seems. He must choose between accepting his own identity or realizing his own beliefs have been wrong his whole life. Whichever he chooses, nothing will ever be the same, and no one is safe.
  
My review:
The Hand of God was not what I expected. I'm not sure exactly WHAT I expected, but this wasn't it. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Excerpt of The Bird With The Broken Wing by D. L. Richardson

 Book Blurb:
 When mortals make mistakes they’re forgiven.
When angels make mistakes they’re forsaken.

Angels may not reveal themselves to mortals.
But when the mortal Rachael’s watching over is hurting, how can she stay hidden in the shadows?

Guardian angel Rachael becomes trapped with the mortal she’s been assigned to watch over. Unable to watch him suffer, she decides the only way to free him of his inner demons is to break the rules about becoming involved, revealing her true identity, and applying divine intervention. But what choice does she have? Without her help, his soul will be trapped forever. Then a stranger appears, giving Rachael reason to wonder if his is the only soul in need of saving...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Oracle (The Gateway Chronicles Book 2) by K.B. Hoyle

Book Blurb:
One year has gone by since Darcy Pennington's life changed forever. A year ago she'd thought that magic only existed in fairy tales. A year ago the existence of parallel realms would have seemed preposterous to her. A year ago she'd had no real friends. Now all that has changed. It is the summer before freshman year and a return to Cedar Cove Family Camp also means a return to Alitheia for Darcy and her five friends. The return to Alitheia is bittersweet for Darcy, however, as her elusive purpose and uncertain future in the magical realm continues to evade her. Egged on by the boy prince she is supposed to someday marry, Darcy invokes the mysterious Oracle, an entity that can answer any question. In the end, however, Darcy may discover that the answer to her question is not worth the cost of asking it.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Charlinder's Walk by Alyson Miers

Book Blurb:
In 2012, the Plague ended the world as we know it. In 2130, Charlinder wants to know why.

The origin of the disease remains a mystery. Their ignorance of its provenance fuels a growing schism that threatens to destroy the peace that the survivors’ descendants have built. Unwilling to wait for matters to get any worse, he decides to travel to where the Plague first appeared and find out the truth—which means walking across three continents before returning home.

Charlinder has never been more than ten miles from home, has never heard anyone speak a foreign language, and he’s going it alone.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Dissolute Kinship by David Antrobus

Well Readers, in contrast to the length of Coming Home (my last review here), the length of Dissolute Kinship is practically non-existent. It is a very, very short book. Even short for a novella. But that doesn't mean it isn't worthwhile. Read on and you'll learn more.

Book Blurb:
When David Antrobus set out on a personal, reflective solo road trip from the Pacific Coast of Canada to New York City, he picked a random date: Tuesday, September 11, 2001. This coincidence, despite the horrors of that day, proved oddly

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher


Readers this is something a bit different for me. First of all, this writer no longer writes and has no real web presence. But in the past I have read both The Shell Seekers and Winter Solstice by this author and I loved them - especially The Shell Seekers - so when a friend offered to loan me Coming Home I couldn't wait to give it a try.

Book Blurb:
Against the backdrop of an elegant Cornwall mansion before World War II and a vast continent-spanning canvas during the turbulent war years, this involving story tells of an

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Air (Akasha #2) by Terra Harmony

Book Blurb:
She carries more than just elemental powers. In ‘Air’, the sequel to ‘Water’ of the Akasha Series, Kaitlyn has a secret. One she won’t be able to hide much longer. As the strongest Gaia the planet has ever seen, she must face mankind’s greatest enemy as he campaigns for ‘One Less: Depopulation’. Everything depends on Kaitlyn fully embracing her role as Gaia. Her family. The Seven. The Earth. Something has to give, and it won’t be Kaitlyn.

My review:
If you know me in real life and not just as the author of this blog, one thing you know about

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Blue Skies by Fleur McDonald
My rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Book Blurb:
In the tradition of Rachael Treasure and from the bestselling author of Red Dust, Blue Skies tells the inspirational story of a young woman battling to save the family farm no matter what it takes. Armed with a degree in Agribusiness, Amanda Greenfield dreams of employing all the skills she's learned in college to help her father turn the family farm from a debt-ridden, run-down basket case into a thriving enterprise. Then tragedy strikes with the death of Amanda's mother in a car accident. Wracked by grief and guilt, and wearied by the long struggle to keep Kyleena a going concern, Amanda's father argues that they should sell up and get on with their lives away from the vagaries of drought and fluctuating stock and crop yields. Having inherited half the farm from her beloved mother, whom she also grieves for, Amanda determines to summon all her strength, grit, and know how to save Kyleena. Along the way she faces mixed fortunes in both love and life.