Book Review: The Mountain by Charles G. Thompson (Kindle edition)

51V-2IQMjhLI am a man who wants to serve others.

Charles “Chuck” Thompson had terminal brain cancer, and he had decisions to make.  He had “climbed many mountains, but this one was going to take spiritual strength to conquer”.  He was determined to keep a positive attitude and keep going by giving everyone a smile, a hug and doing everything he could to make someone’s life better including sharing this book with others.

He tells stories of his time as a Mormon bishop at the Utah State Prison by helping those in need and he talks about his battle with depression and how he developed a routine “to rise, shower, dress, eat breakfast and be grateful to be alive”.

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Book Review: Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne (Kindle eBook)

618T-Zew5uL._SX334_BO1,204,203,200_This great war of our time has indeed been terrible, and I am still struck with its horrors, waking up in the night sweating.

Kevin Hearne, author of The Iron Druid Chronicles gives us a tale told by Fintan, Bard of the Poet Goddess Kaelin.  A fleet of Bone Giants, tall, thin people with bone armor on their torsos and arms, is on its way to kill anyone in their path to find the unknown Seventh Kenning, a form of magic given to a blessed few.  People blessed with kennings are charged with defending their homes at any means against the giants who are invading their land.  Kennings include moving the earth, building and destroying walls, moving water, talking to animals, communicating by roots and stems, and taking on the voices and likenesses of others to inform the masses of what is to come.

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Book Review: Beneath the Mountain by Luca D’Andrea (eBook)

51AibAn64oLThat’s how it always is.  In the ice, first you hear the voice of the Beast, then you die.

What was beneath the mountain and what really happened in Italy to the three young people murdered on April 28, 1985?  Jeremiah Salinger was determined to find out.  He was a writer from New Jersey who partnered with his friend Mike to make documentaries for the new series, Road Crew.  After the success of their first documentary, they needed to find another masterpiece and his wife, Annelise’s native German village, Siebenhoch, in Italy, was the ticket.  Little did he know that the documentary on the Dolomite Mountain Rescue would stir up an unsolved murder that he was determined to solve.

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Book Review: Catching the Player by Diane Alberts (Kindle book)

51QHc5UMoGLKassidy Thomas’ life was about to change forever. After losing a bet with her brother, Caleb, she is destined to meet Wyatt Hamilton, star quarterback of the Atlanta Saviors. She doesn’t take risks and hasn’t dated for 4 years. He is never seen with the same girl twice and his only commitment is football.

Can she be his friend with benefits knowing that he has no interest in a relationship or love? Will he accept her offer knowing that he doesn’t date girls her type because “all his life, there’d been only one goal–to play ball”?

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Reedsy’s Best Book Review Blogs of 2017

toot-tootI’m going to toot my own horn a little and say how honored I am to be among several book review blogs listed on Reedsy,  a company that connects authors with editors and designers.   I have worked hard to give my readers an honest and thoughtful opinion about each and every book I read and apparently it has paid off.

I want to thank all of the authors who have given me the opportunity to review their books, Reedsy who has chosen my blog for their list, and especially my followers for staying with me for all of these years.

I love reading books and I am totally humbled that other people are noticing my passion!  Back to reading….

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Book Review: Haven by Mary Lindsey (Kindle edition)

617Wr71F0fLWe all hold a beast inside.  The only difference is what form it takes when freed.

Aaron Ryland, aka Rain, lived on the streets of Houston assuming his “typical defiant, don’t-give-a-shit teen thug persona”, but all he wanted was to stay in one place and have a normal life.  Regrettably, his chance came when his mother was found dead and he was shipped off to live with his Aunt Ruby in the middle of the Texas Hill Country in New Wurzburg.  Aunt Ruby is all right, but the people of this hick town are just plain weird.

Friederike Burkhart, aka Freddie, is rebellious, daring, and a challenge that Rain is ready to accept.  “He’d never met anyone quite like this girl–fierce and smart and painfully sexy”.  She is surrounded by her male cousins who have to be dealt with so Rain can get to know Freddie better, but there are forces more incredible to get past first.

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Book review: Just Breathe by Janette Paul (Ebook)

cover24691-small Another contemporary romance, this time featuring Ethan Roxburgh, a cynical and “fabulous”  male millionaire and Dee Nichols, a free-spirited, insecure  yoga instructor.  Both are beautiful and both have emotional baggage so can their two very different worlds work together?

It’s a fast-paced, funny and sexy ride to see these two head-strong personalities manage their attraction while keeping their integrity.

Thank you to Ms. Paul, Random House Australia, and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to review this book.

 

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