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
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
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!
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
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!
This fast-paced gem was impossible to put down! Kekoa's sense of humor had me laughing all while I sat on edge with this nail-biter. The inner fears and outward danger both he and Elinor face are palpable. The romance was a plus, and the author tied this novel nicely. This book can be read as … Continue reading Fatal Code: Bookreview
A humorous book that teaches table manners to children. My daughters enjoyed the story and the fun illustrations! It says for ages 3-11, but I had to define some of the vocabulary for my 6-year-old. It did lead to an interesting conversation about etiquette. It slowed the flow to pause and explain words, but it … Continue reading The Elegant Emu: Book Review & Giveaway!
This is probably my favorite children's book I've read this year, and I think my six-year-old and two-year-old agree. A cat and dog story of how we can get along with others different from us, have fun, and help each other in time of need. It was cute to see the ruckus caused on both … Continue reading Sunny and the Cats: Book Review and Giveaway!
I'm so excited to have Janyre today to discuss her debut novel and mental health. Jessy: I love your novel for several reasons. It deals with PTSD and features a married couple dealing with this new element when the husband returns from war. What made you touch on the subject of PTSD? Janyre: This story … Continue reading Janyre Tromp: Author Interview
I'm so excited to have Jennifer for Mental Health Awareness Month! At the end of the week, Jennifer will be giving away an e-copy of Great Waters to a commentator. Available in KU & paperback Jessy: Tell us a bit about yourself and your writing. Jennifer: I’m a historical fiction author who writes about deeper … Continue reading Jennifer Q. Hunt: Author Interview & Giveaway!