Month: April 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

BOOK REVIEW: Behind the Scenes by Jen Turano

Miss Permilia Griswold, the wallflower behind “The Quill” gossip column, knows everything that goes on in the ballrooms of New York. When she overhears a threat against the estimable Mr. Asher Rutherford, she’s determined to warn him. Away from society’s spotlight, Asher and Permilia discover there’s more going on behind the scenes than they anticipated. Oh my stars but this book is a doozy, in mostly the right ways.  Permilia is nothing short of a slightly ditzy yet really too smart for her ow good sort of character.  Raised by a single father in the late 1800’s he remarries to someone that can introduce her to the New York social scene, thinking that it would make her happy and be of future benefit to her.  He was partly wrong.  She doesn’t ‘take’ to the social scene and is quickly relegated to a ‘Wallflower’ or outsider.  But like any self-respecting too […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Invitation by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky

BOOK REVIEW: Invitation by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky

A compilation of the first four episodes of the Harbingers series. Five characters–with gifts they do not fully understand– are mysteriously brought together to battle growing pockets of darkness throughout the world: Brenda-the street-hustling tattoo artist who sees images of the future. The Professor-the atheist ex-priest ruled by logic. Andi-the professor’s brilliant-but-geeky assistant who sees inexplicable patterns. Tank-the naive, big-hearted jock with a surprising connection to a healing power. Daniel-the institutionalized ten-year-old who can see into the supernatural world.” I was a little bit excited to be able to read Invitation through NetGalley.  It promised to be different, engaging, yet manageable in small bits.  It was all those things and a few others as well.  Each story within the book is a continuation of the previous from a different character’s point of view.  Brenda starts us out with ‘The Call’ and ultimately bringing most of the group together.  She can […]

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GoodReads Monday

GoodReads Monday

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To take part, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners.  Because I don’t have enough to do here’s another little gem that actually popped across Kristin’s radar and fell into mine.  It struck a chord with me so it’s worth giving it a whirl, right?  And perhaps start holding me accountable to reading more books that I’ve got stashed around.   A mysterious disappearance fuels the mutant curiosity of Ivy Malone, whose oddball humor, possum-gray hair, and quirky sleuthing skills make her an unlikely crime fighter. Even the authorities’ attempts to keep Ivy out of danger. But will the determination that fuels this persistent, quirky sleuth threaten her very safety? I have this book in paperback sitting on one of […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Easter is Cancelled by Sally Huss

BOOK REVIEW: Easter is Cancelled by Sally Huss

Easter comes but once a year. But this year the Easter Bunny was not participating, not taking charge, not helping out. The other animals had their duties and were working well. Not the Easter Bunny! Why? His excuse was that no one ever thanks him for all the work he does to create a special day for kids all over the world. So, he cancelled Easter. Oh my, oh my. A wise and thoughtful owl is consulted. His solution warms the heart of the bunny. What the Easter Bunny is told is important for all kids to know. You’ll have to read the book to find out what that is.  What happens when all the other animals are doing their part to get ready for Easter but the Easter Bunny has had enough.  He feels unappreciated, unloved, and that all he does means nothing.  With a little help the Easter […]

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BOOK REVIEW: When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

BOOK REVIEW: When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

YOU, you… God thinks about you.God was thinking of you long before your debut. From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. The assurance that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly. Through playful, charming rhyme and vivid, fantastical illustrations, When God Made You inspires young readers to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves. ‘Cause when God made YOU, somehow God knewThat the world needed someone exactly like you! I was so excited to be able to get this book for review from Blogging for Books to be able to review.  A friend of mine had recently gotten it for […]

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