*For the wife who aches for her husband to come to God, stand beside her in church, and be the spiritual leader at home: Don't stop believing. It took me 6 years of prayers and buckets of tears before my husband joined me. Before I felt I could buy him a Bible and not be … Continue reading Keep Hoping
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!
Fatal Code: Bookreview
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
The Elegant Emu: Book Review & Giveaway!
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!