Thursday, March 25, 2010

Review: Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan

Paperback: 342 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press (February 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1426702272
ISBN-13: 978-1426702273
Rating: 5/5

Synopsis: "Leah Thornton’s life, like her Southern Living home, has great curb appeal. But a paralyzing encounter with a can of frozen apple juice in the supermarket shatters the façade, forcing her to admit that all is not as it appears. When her best friend gets in Leah’s face about her refusal to deal with her life, Leah is forced to make an agonizing decision. Can she sacrifice what she wants to get what she needs? Joy, sadness, and pain converge, testing Leah’s commitment to her marriage, her motherhood, and her faith."

Review: If you only read one book this year this would be "the one". I was really taken aback that a debut book could make one feel all the emotions I felt while reading this. It's far more than a novel on alcoholism addiction but more so on a reawakening to ones life. If you've ever felt pain/depression/or addiction to the point that if you ignore it maybe it will just go away....then this is for you. Awesome story!
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Review: VAMPYRE BLOOD by George Earl Parker

VAMPYRE BLOOD by George Earl Parker

Paperback: 302 pages
Publisher:, Inc. (February 12, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 160910112X
ISBN-13: 978-1609101121
Rating: 4/5
This is so totally NOT your everyday Dracula book! In fact in this humerous rendition, Dracula wants to end his evil ways and be a "good" guy! After one of many attempts on his life by the villagers and forever getting his home burned and having to start over anew he makes a wish with a wizard and falls into a deep sleep for 150 years. Upon waking he is offered a position in a goth band where he can travel the world and thus ends up saving a dying lawyer which makes a whole new string of events!

I really enjoyed reading this. I must admit when I originally picked it up to read I thought it would be alot like all the other supernatural reads one encounters about vampires and the like but found it interesting that it rides more on human survival and wants in a more modern world.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Review: Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop

Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books (February 16, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345515986
ISBN-13: 978-0345515988
Rating: 3.5/5

Letter to My Daughter was a quick read and begins with a 15-year old who had an argument with her mother, words were spoken, the mother slapped her, and she stormed out. Which is pretty typical teen behavior now a days. Then the rest of the book is a letter the mother writes to her daughter explaining how she always said things would be different with her and her daughter than they had been for her and her mother and how sometimes the best of intentions still dont make that so. Then she tells about her own life at 15.

This was an okay read and has loads of great things going for it. I felt it was a wonderful debut novel and so cool to be written from a man's point of view but would of liked to have had more in the story about Liz, the runaway. Maybe that will be picked up in a later novel. I would definately read more from this author!

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Review: Raccoon Tales by Joy DeKok

Raccoon Tales by Joy DeKok

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Jabberwocky Books (February 15, 2010)  
ISBN-10: 1935204092
ISBN-13: 978-1935204091
Rating: 5/5

This is a wonderful childrens book filled with fun facts about our furry friends, the raccoons, faith-filled verses & rhymes, and beautiful illustrated pages! Divided into small sections it breaks down all that is needed to help tend to the babies for the first year of their lives. I think this book would be enjoyed by anybody who has a love for animals. The ending was kinda sad when the babies were old enough to go back into the wild but it helped to demonstrate that it's not always easy to do what is right.

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