Friday, February 5, 2016

"The Shut Eye" by Belinda Bauer is Pretty Good

The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer tells the story of a little 4-yr.-old boy named Pantel Buck.  One day he wander off and is gone.  Only his footprints are left.  Anna, his mom, is devastated and is desperate for hope to find her son.  One day she comes across something she believes to be the answer.  So, was her son found?  What was that hope she latched on to?  Read it to find the answers!

I thought this book was pretty good.  Anna was a great character and John Maguel, a detective trusted in the case was very good.  
(Gerard's review, 5 stars)

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

"God's Vitamin "C" for the Spirit--Tug-at-Your Heart Stories" compiled by Kathy Collard Miller and D. Larry Miller

God's Vitamin "C" for the Spirit  is a compilation of 133 short inspirational stories on these various topics:  Christian Living, Faith & Trust, Family Life, God's Guidance, Grief, Love, Marriage, Perseverance, Prayer, Relationships and Spiritual Life.  I enjoyed reading a few stories at a time.  There is very little scripture in it though so I wouldn't call it a devotional book, but it is a good supplement to your devotion time.  Most of the stories show God's love and faithfulness through personal testimonies.  I would recommend this to adults.
(Karen's review, 4 stars)

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"Some Kind of Courage" by Dan Gemeinhart is a Gripping Read!

Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart is about an 12-yr.-old orphan boy, Joseph Johnson. He has lost just about everything he loved, but the one thing he can get back is his horse, Sarah, that was sold without his knowledge. Joseph is a great character and his adventures had me holding my breath! I so wanted him to get his horse back. I loved this book! It goes fast because it’s hard to put down. We also loved this author’s first book, The Honest Truth.
(Gerard's review, 5++ stars)

Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart is a gripping story about a boy who goes on his own to track down his horse that was sold without his knowledge to a crooked horse trader.  He has a strong sense to do his dead parents proud and do the right thing.  Even though his parents and sister died, he still keeps their memory alive.  The story is about how important family is.  Joseph is very likable and I couldn't help but pull for him.  He met a Chinese boy along the way so had a friend on part of his journey who was also on a mission.  Both boys were very brave!

I loved this book and was surprised it was just as good as the first book by this author.  It has lots of action and kept me turning pages.  The recurring theme in the book was what Joseph's papa always said and what drove Joseph:
But Papa had said that when there's something that's got to be done, the thing to do is just to buckle down and do it the best you can.
(Karen's review, 5 stars)


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Teaser Tuesday


Gerard's:

"For Now," Iseult said quietly, "let's worry about getting into the city unseen--and let's pray, too, that the Bloodwitch didn't actually smell your blood."  Or your magic.

From page 25 of Truthwitch by Susan Dennard.



That explained why she'd fallen.  Somehow her leg had gotten snared.  She reached for the wire just as a figure loomed over her.
From page 24 of A Cold War by Alan Russell.

Both:
My heart burned with a fierce kind of anger.  I kicked at the rocks in the ruts, spitting mad just thinking about it.
From pg. 10 of Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart.

Karen's:
He simply and finally realized there was no difference between cocaine, alcohol, and the green felt of a craps table.  In AA, he remembered, someone once said switching vices was like being on the titanic and demanding a different deck chair.
From loc. 1118-20 on Kindle from Baby Please Don't Go by Frank Freudberg.


Wobbly, for sure, but it stood.  Then we were struck silent when she kicked it off its fee again.
From page 267 of God's Vitamin "C" For The Spirit compiled by Kathy Collard Miller and D. Larry Miller

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along, so I thought  I  would play for fun! Just pick two sentences from the book you are reading. 

Happy Reading!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

"Truthwitch" by Susan Dennard

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard is about two young witches:  Safiya and Isevlt.  Safiya is a truthwitch who has very strong magic that many people would kill to have on their side.  Isevlt is a threadwitch who is a very close friend to Safiya.  War is coming to their land and Safiya is in great danger and needs all the friends she can get!

There is great action in this book from page one.  As the book goes on, more characters are brought in and the action picks up.  The last part of the book I rushed through to see how it played out.  The good news is that there will be a book two that I will be reading as well!  Sarah J. Mass said "Do not miss this one" and she is right!
(Gerard's review, 5++ stars)

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