Book Review – “The Monastery Murders – Book 1- Secrets in the Shallows” a series by Karen Vance Hammond & Kimberly Brouillette

  The story takes place in Maine,  in the woods near the ocean.   Our authors paint a detailed picture of the landscape and put you into the scene. There is a  boy named Timmy who is being punished by Mother Superior and an old monastery.  Winter is coming quick and it appears there is another in their midst. A mysterious nun with a battle axe. All of a sudden a person is killed, Timmy...
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Book Review – “Bertha and Tillie Sisters Forever” by Fran Lewis

 “Bertha and Tillie Sisters Forever” by Fran Lewis is a lesson, told in story form. It is a lesson of tolerance and making good decisions. While I suspect that this book was intended for children, I know more than a few adults that could learn a thing or two from this book. Enter Bertha,  a 13 yr old overweight girl. The book is told through her eyes and her voice. Each chapter is a...
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Book Review – “A Glimpse Of Heaven” by Dr Glen Hepker

When I first decided to read “A Glimpse of Heaven”, I thought it was just another “self-help” book. I opened the file and took my requisite quick tour of its pages. I quickly discovered that  “A Glimpse of Heaven” was not just another self – help book. No, Dr Glen Hepker wrote something different. Something special. The first thing I noticed about the...
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Book Review – “Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl” by Carol Bodensteiner

Finally! I finally finish writing my review of Carol Bodensteiner’s book. Leaning  back in the tall chair at my desk, I revel – just a bit at the work I’ve just completed. Now, I go back to my key board and find Carol’s book on Amazon. I never look at the reviews others have written until I finish the review I am writing. As I begin scrolling down, a sick feeling struck...
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Book Review – “Wheezer and the Shy Coyote” by Kitty Sutton

 “Wheezer and the Shy Coyote” is a fictional story written on a platform of historical non-fiction. The story begins in the present, as tourists  explore an old fort museum at Fort Smith, Arkansas.  During the exploration, and quite by accident,  an artifact is discovered. As the guide explains the history of the artifact, the story unfolds in the 1840’s, during a period...
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Book Review – “The Dragon Dimension – Caught In The Dragon Cove” by Ressa Empbra

“Yet another dragon story”, I told myself as I gazed at the cover of “The Dragon Dimension – Caught In The Dragon Cove”.  I will read this book because I told myself that I would do book reviews. I sit down at my computer (I have the desk top Kindle reader) and begin reading Ressa’s book. Page one, page two…now on page..I didn’t know. I was at 15%!...
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