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BOOK REVIEW: Crisis Shot by Janice Cantore

BOOK REVIEW: Crisis Shot by Janice Cantore

I sit here staring at a blank page not sure how to proceed.  I finished this book last night without an abundance of fanfare.  It was entirely too many hours past bedtime, which I paid for all day, but it wasn’t like jumping from my fuzzy socks exciting.  .I enjoyed the story, the twists and turns, getting to know the characters.  I just didn’t fall in love with the story.  It’s like someone forgot to glue the glitter when they poured it on. The characters were well developed and memorable.  There were a few too many for my ability to remember names and I would frequently have to go looking back to figure out who was who.  That is always a me problem and seems to be more prevalent in the first book in a series as the stage is set for the continuation.  I think where it fell apart […]

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BOOK REVIEW: An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter

BOOK REVIEW: An Inconvenient Beauty by Kristi Ann Hunter

When I saw this book I knew I had to read it.  I didn’t pay enough attention to the fact that it was fourth in a series.  In my goal to read ‘all the books’ this was just a minor hiccup, not a setback.  Until it was.  All the books people, it’s harder than it sounds.  I found other books slipping in and pushing this book back because there were three that needed to be read.  I found the end of the year creeping up on me and books that were still waiting in the wings for their turn to shine.  I took a leap and crossed my toes and dove into ‘An Inconvenient Beauty’ hoping on hopes that it would read well as a stand alone novel.  I was not disappointed, nor was I lost, as I flew through the pages.  Yes, the experience would have been enriched with […]

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BOOK REVIEW: All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick

BOOK REVIEW: All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick

Posted December 26, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in book review, Jane Kirkpatrick / 2 Comments

This book was not at all what I expected.  The synopsis did not set me up for the book that I read.  Before I get into that though there’s a couple of warnings I need to throw out here.  This book is based on a real person.  It is a work of fiction but we all know that there is always a nugget of truth even in pure fiction.  While based on a real person and a lot of research was put into her there is not a play by play account of Jennie’s life.  Much can be ascertained from historical records and those ideas are used to create this book.  That being said there is mention of spousal abuse.  There is mention of alcoholism and drug abuse.  These are things that may be offensive to some Christian readers as well as triggering to other readers.  I do not in […]

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BOOK REVIEW: My Little Words Devotional by Michelle Prater Burke Illustrated by Holli Conger

BOOK REVIEW: My Little Words Devotional by Michelle Prater Burke Illustrated by Holli Conger

Posted December 25, 2017 by Fizzy Pop in book review, Michelle Prater Burke / 0 Comments

Let’s talk the idea of toddler and children’s devotional books.  You don’t see many of them.  I don’t know why that is but it’s a trend that needs to catch on.  There’s devotionals for women, moms, dads, men, college students, teens, even t’weens.  There are devotionals for different career paths.  There are devotionals everywhere but few focus on our younger and eager to learn children.  Learning how to communicate with God and learning scripture at a young age translates into a stronger walk into adulthood, in my opinion.  There are things about this book that I love and things that left me disappointed. Let’s talk disappointment first.  When I think of ‘devotional’ I think of a life application that is derived from scripture.  I think of personal anecdotes that correspond with the intention behind the scripture.  I think of the author’s takeaway that leads itself into finding your own relevant […]

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BOOK REVIEW: 12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep

BOOK REVIEW: 12 Days at Bleakly Manor by Michelle Griep

Having time between finishing this book and writing this review is bad for my word flow.  I had time to think.  Thinking and reviews for me do not go hand in hand.  I lose that fresh off the book visceral reaction that tends to make a lot more sense in words than when I think.  I had deep thoughts, I really did … last night.  I’ll be blunt, the mystery left me wanting – some too vague and some to obvious.  The romance was interesting.  The twists were slightly cliche but not over the top.  But overall, honestly, it held up as an intriguing story that kept me invested to the very end. Let’s talk nitty gritty.  I feel like the characters were missing something in their overall development.  I got an idea of who they were but the other guests at Bleakly were not quite living and breathing for […]

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