Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Who's Poojam?

My Dad came to the house today for me to call about a medical bill he received. When he came in the door he took off his cap and revealed  a shaved head.
“Oh. my. gosh. What’d you do? That ain’t right,” I said.
“I was trimming my hair and accidentally slipped and decided to shave my head,” he said.
“You look like a redneck Mister Clean.”
“That’s what he said!” the husband replied.
“I think I look good.”
“Okay.”
My brother saw the picture and texted me saying, ” He looks like a short, fat Punjab or Sloth from The Goonies.”
“Who’s Poojam?” Dad asked.
“Punjab. And please put your cap back on, Kojak.”
“Yeah, Kojak. I need to get me a lollipop.”

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A Review of The Apostle: Destiny

The Apostle: Destiny
Apostle Trilogy # 1
Genre: Fantasy
406 pages
Publisher: Createspace, 2014

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

When the comet of Tiera Cylith destroys the willow tree in the village of Fairwillow the word APOSTLE is found written in the crater. The witch Famora curses Sath and Elle with the prophecy that their firstborn will be the Apostle; the one destined to bring doom to their village.Sath is determined not to let that happen. Can he stop the omen and the witch Famora?

It started off slow at first but about halfway through I thought the plot picked up considerably. I found it to be a worthwhile,fun read to the fantasy genre. It has an interesting story and believable characters and dialogue. I think this is going to be a good series.

 

 Kindle edition/ Nook edition/ Goodreads


Lisa














Friday, August 22, 2014

Book Review of Ping: The Rescue of Eden









Ping: The Rescue of Eden
Book # 3
By: Stuart Avery Gold
111 pages
Publisher: Ink Away Press, 2014
Genre: Eco-parable

* I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.

Join Ping the frog is his third journey to guide a dying world back to harmony. He finds disturbances in Eden Pond that set him on his adventure to right what is happening with the Earth. It's a whimsical tale with an important message. The way in which the author writes makes this tale with the serious subject matter seriously entertaining. Also check out the the first two books in the series:

Ping: A Frog In Search of a New Pond

The Way of Ping: Journey to the Great Ocean


Here's some links:

Goodreads/Author website


It's a three teacupper


 
 Lisa















Friday, August 15, 2014

Book Review of Eat Now; Talk Later: 52 Tales of Family, Feasting, and the American Dream

Eat Now; Talk Later: 52 Tales of Family, Feasting, and the American Dream
By: James Vescovi
Genre: Memoir
136 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse, 2014

In this short memoir James Vescovi tell the stories of his grandparents Tony and Desolina Vescovi. They immigrated to American from Italy in the 1920s. This collection of short essays provides a glimpse into immigrant life and is a loving tribute to his grandparents.

The stories are told with love and filled with interesting characters. The book is a quick read and the stories are funny and poignant. However, I feel some of them end too abruptly. I wanted the author to give a bigger glimpse of his grandparents' lives. I still found it to be a sweet tribute to this colorful couple.

* I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.




Book links:

Goodreads         Amazon            B&N         Kobo


Author website

It's certainly worth checking out. So, whatcha waiting for?

Lisa




Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Butterfly and the Violin
Hidden Masterpiece #1
By: Kristy Cambron
329 pages
Genre: Historical/Romantic/Christian Fiction
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, July 2014
Source: Received complimentary copy from publisher via BookLook Bloggers 

Present day: Art gallery owner Sera James is looking for a painting she seen as a child that haunted her. To her it links her to her Father. When she meets William Vanover- who has loaned her the painting they decide to work together to try to find it. William has a stake in finding it as well- his family's fortune.

1942: Adele Von Bron, a renowned concert violinist. Her story will take her from a privileged upbringing to a concentration camp- sent there for helping Jews. Her only hope is to become a member of the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz. There the thought of playing for God in the face of evil sustains her.

As William and Sera try to unravel the mystery of the painting they find that even in the midst of unspeakable horror that God's love never falters.

The book smoothly transitions for WWII era Austria to present day Manhattan.Both Adele's, Sera's, and WIlliam's story come together for a very interesting and uplifting read set during a terrible time in history. The author made the setting and characters come alive for the reader. So, it's getting:


1/2 teacups

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Review of Lost Legacy

A Lost Legacy
( A Zoe Chambers Mystery #2)
By: Annette Dashofy
Publisher: Henery Press, September 2014
296 pages
Genre: Mystery
Source: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

On a hot summer afternoon  paramedic/farm manager/ deputy coroner Zoe Chambers and her partner Earl answer a call at a farm. There they find James Engle hanging from the rafters of his barn. At first it looks like a simple suicide but Zoe soon finds out Engle was involved in the death of her great-uncles 45 yrs. before.

As Zoe and Chief Pete Adams get closer to the truth two more mysterious deaths occur. Will she find out the truth behind her uncles' and father's death or will Zoe lose out while researching the past?

A fun mystery with well realized characters, a touch of romance, and a interesting mystery that kept me guessing. Don't lose out by not reading Lost Legacy.

  1/2 teacups

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Monday, July 21, 2014

A Review of: A Silent Prayer by Samreen Ahsan

A Silent Prayer
Book One of A Prayer Series
By: Samreen Ahsan
Genre: Romance
330 pages
iUniverse, 2014

Set in Toronto it follows Adam Gibson a successful businessman who is an atheist.He's never had a meaningful relationship. But when he meets Raina his life changes. She's beautiful, exotic,  mysterious, and devoted to God. He's never been more drawn to anyone like her before. He meets her in a place that no one else knows exists. As he falls in love with Raina he reconsiders his beliefs. But Raina has a dark past and evil forces conspire to keep them apart. Can Raina trust Adam enough so he can help her fight her demons and have the love she's longing for?

This is a deep thought provoking supernatural love story. But a different kind of supernatural. No vampires, werewolves, or ghosts. I found it to be an  enlightening read . However, the language seem stilted at times and for me the book was hard to get through at times. It is a very interesting concept, though. If you like unconventional romance novels I think you'll enjoy this one.



I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Get it here:

Amazon

B&N

Smashwords

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Goodreads

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