Belinda: Audiobook Review & Giveaway

My Thoughts: This novel had a great plot that kept me hooked. I didn't realize that it was book 3 in the series. I never felt lost, so it can be read as a standalone. I prefer tighter endings and thought that maybe the loose threads would be addressed in the next book. That's when … Continue reading Belinda: Audiobook Review & Giveaway

Deception: Book Review

Another outstanding novel by Patricia Bradley!  This romantic suspense starts at a fast pace, and the author doesn’t take the foot off the pedal until the last page. I loved Madison, her relationship with her grandfather, and how she got herself together through each deception uncovered. Her dad’s secrets, her look-alike identity, and what about … Continue reading Deception: Book Review

Rusty Goes to Water World: Book Review & Giveaway!

Once again, a bit forgotten by the townspeople yet not by the children. Rusty saves the day again at the water park when things go array. The illustrations were charming. I enjoyed Rusty's second book more than the first one. The vocabulary is advanced, which is good for older elementary school. It was a bit … Continue reading Rusty Goes to Water World: Book Review & Giveaway!

Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine: Book Review and Giveaway!

A cute firetruck story. How quickly new things can be forgotten when the next new thing comes along. Yet they don't lose their value or worth just because they aren't "new" anymore. In fact, there might be new things up their sleeve and be surprisingly useful in other ways new things can't be. Follow tour: … Continue reading Rusty the Forgotten Fire Engine: Book Review and Giveaway!

Butterfly Love From Above: Book Review

My Thoughts: I loved how the illustrations captured Star's emotions. Although the story was heavier than other children's books I read, I liked that it offers hope, "Always look up." I like that Star tries to cheer others up with the horse that helped her during her sadness when her butterfly friend Twinkle dies. The … Continue reading Butterfly Love From Above: Book Review

Elysium Tide by James R. Hannibal: Book Review

Exhilarating!! Hands down, this suspense is in my top two favorite reads this year! It starts in England with a traumatic Grey's Anatomy-like scene (without the love drama). A critical brain surgery is going downhill quickly, and the surgeon, Dr. Peter, starts kicking people out of the OR.Suddenly, you're drowning in Hawaii danger with Detective … Continue reading Elysium Tide by James R. Hannibal: Book Review

Long Way Home: Best Read this Year!

Description: Peggy Serrano couldn’t wait for her best friend to come home from the war. But the Jimmy Barnett who returns is much different from the Jimmy who left, changed so drastically by his experience as a medic in Europe that he can barely function. When he attempts the unthinkable, his parents check him into … Continue reading Long Way Home: Best Read this Year!

Doctoroo & the Case of the Red-Hot Hawaiians: Book Review/Author Interview/ Giveaway

My Thoughts: Beautiful Illustrations that bring the characters to life with vibrant colors! It was fun flying to Hawaii with Doctoroo and trying to solve the mystery of the red-itching skin the pig dancers encounter. Was it something in the volcanos? Or perhaps poison ivy? You must hike and look at plants to find out. … Continue reading Doctoroo & the Case of the Red-Hot Hawaiians: Book Review/Author Interview/ Giveaway

Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday: Bookreview and Giveaway!

Another great read! My daughters and I enjoyed following Alycat as she experienced a backward day and tried to make the best of it. The author used fun phrases that had my girls giggling as we tried to solve the mystery lure of what was causing such a catty-wumpsy day. The illustrations are vibrant and … Continue reading Alycat and the Cattywampus Wednesday: Bookreview and Giveaway!