Castle Of Water

This was a 5 out of 5 stars novel for me; as near a perfect emotional ride as you can take.  How do you review something that blew you away? How do you add words to someone’s creation that has prose that should be considered illegal? So beautiful that it drips like honey- thick andContinue reading “Castle Of Water”

Lying To Children

From the nine months it takes to create that perfect little life until the eighteen years and beyond it takes to raise them, children are by far the greatest gift we ever receive.  Their first smile. Their first laugh. Their first words. Their first steps. All are such monumental milestones. As parents, we smile andContinue reading “Lying To Children”

Postcards From A War

In our current everyday life, war has become the “normal.” We have been at war for years with no end in sight. Every day thousands of troops are being shuffled around the globe in the hope of preventing aggressive escalation.  Having our troops out and about defending us from those who seek to do harmContinue reading “Postcards From A War”

New Boy

This was a 3.5 to 4 stars read for me, so I rounded up!   The tragedy of bullying. One day. From the start of the school day until the last bell rings. Osei was changing schools and not for the first time. This was Osei first day at another new school. His diplomat fatherContinue reading “New Boy”

The Stars Are Fire

I must say that one of the best experiences when reading a book is the sensory aspects. The quiet promise in the bookstore. The smell of a new book. The graphic artistry on the cover. The feel of the page as it turns in your hand. This book has AMAZING artistry on the cover andContinue reading “The Stars Are Fire”

Before We Were Yours

Avery Foster has grown up in a life of wealth and privilege. Her father is a senator and she is an accomplished attorney. As her father (a well respected Senator) is set to go through chemotherapy, she leaves her job as a U.S. District Attorney to work alongside him while he goes through treatment. WhileContinue reading “Before We Were Yours”

Mormama

I rated this between a 2.5 and 3 stars out of 5. Mormama, by Kit Reed, is a Southern Gothic haunting set in Jacksonville, Florida. This tale starts out with Dale, (who knows what his real name is, as he has just chosen one when he can’t remember his own), a down on his luckContinue reading “Mormama”

Tomorrow’s Friday!

Hey! Have you heard? The weekend’s almost here! Tired from a long, hard week? Are you just ready to say goodbye to this week? Well, fear not! Call everyone you know and tell them it’s almost the weekend! You have almost made it! Just one more day! You can do it! Hang in there!  Then you’llContinue reading “Tomorrow’s Friday!”

American War

  American War by Omar El Akkad is the painful journey that reveals how a curious girl evolves into a pitiless fighter. It is the story of yet another civil war in the United States in the late 21st century that has fractured it once again into North versus South. It is the story of a youngContinue reading “American War”

Rain, Rain, Go Away…!

It’s raining here in my piece of heaven. The weather seems to have matched my mood. I just can’t tell you how bad I hate cleaning the house. I hate it even more when companies coming… So, what am I doing? Giving myself (and hopefully sharing them with you) a case of the giggles. Enjoy!Continue reading “Rain, Rain, Go Away…!”