Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Tango Before Dying

A Tango Before Dying Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery #7 (Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery Series) by [Burke, Anna Celeste]This is a great book when you want to sit down to a quick book to read.
Madame Chantel, a ballroom champion, and Carol Ripley are discovered dead. Georgie and Jack, her husband are told to solve this case by Mad Max Marley. There are clues, and twist throughout the case. I found this to keep my attention throughout the book.
I recommend this book to mystery lovers.
I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Child of Auschwitz by Lily Graham

The Child of Auschwitz: Absolutely heartbreaking World War 2 historical fiction by [Graham, Lily]This is an interesting book. I read this kind of book to get some insight to a world I cannot comprehend. The Child of Auschwitz is very well written. Eva is one of the many women who are in Auschwitz. This is her story.
The story line shifts from Eva's time with Michael, including the time of the persecution of the Jews during the war. The other time line tells about her time at Auschwitz, looking for Michael and the birth of their own child.
It is easy to see how endurance would be needed to survive this camp, but this book deals with so much more.
The author did a great deal of research to capture the feeling of the time and relate it in this book. She isn't afraid to tell about the horrors of the camp but she builds in a sense of empathy too.
I saw this work as a way to remember that happiness can be found even in the most horrid of places. The happiness may just last a moment but it give something to hold onto.
I highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy historical fiction.
I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Snowdrops on Rosemary Lane Ellen Berry

Snowdrops on Rosemary Lane: A heartwarming read to curl up with this winter by [Berry, Ellen]I suppose our recent snow has made me in the mood for wintery books. Ellen Berry, author of Snowdrops on Rosemary Lane, created a fun book to read.
Lucy Riddock enjoyed spending her summers in Burley Bridge. It was while she was here that she found Rosemary Cottage. So for her 10th anniversary she encourages her husband to move here and make Rosemary Cottage a Bed and Breakfast.
As the story continues sh faces the sudden death of her husband in an accident. Then she meets a friend from her school years. The changes bring with them many questions as to her and her children's future or for Rosemary Cottage?
I enjoyed this book very much and I recommend it to readers of this genre. Even though it was part of a series which I had not read I was able to connect with the characters and the story easily. This book shows the importance of family and second chances. It made a home in my heart.
I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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Wild Life by Keena Roberts

Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs by [Roberts, Keena]Keena Roberts is a girl divided. Some of her time is spent in Botswana on an island camp, but she also spends time at a Philadelphia private school. While in Philadelphia she is inundated by preppy school rules and hierarchy. This is the same girl that can sleep, and cook at a campsite and lives close to a baboon colony so her parents could study the animals.
This girl who enjoys dreaming and going on adventures isn't sure how to fit in with spoiled kids. She would rather be in Botswana where her primatologist parents taught her how to make bread and to carve bird whistles from palm nuts. 
This is a wonderful touching memoir by Keena Roberts. It shows how this girls America life influences her life in Botswana and vice versa. It is very funny at times but yet has its tender moments. It tells the story of a girl, coming of age, who is trying to find where she fits in. I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys nature and travel. This is a fun, educational book. 
I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Memories and Murder by Lynn Cahoon

Memories and Murder (A Tourist Trap Mystery Book 10) by [Cahoon, Lynn]I love cozy mysteries. They are easy to read yet have enough twists to keep my attention.
Memories and Murder, by Lynn Cahoon, is such a book and Lynn Cahoon is an exceptional writer in this genre.
This is part of a series but I was not lost a bit when I picked this title to read. Jill Gardner owns a combination coffee shop/bookstore in South Cove. Across the street from her shop is another owned by Harrold Snider. He was engaged to her Aunt Jackie until the aunt broke the engagement. Jill becomes suspicious when she discovers why.
I enjoyed this book so much and feel like this is a good addition to any cozy mystery collection.
I was given this book by NetGalley and Kensington in exchange for my honest review.

Christ Among Other gods

Christ Among Other gods: A Defense of Christ in an Age of ToleranceI feel that this book, Christ Among Other gods, is a great resource for understanding how and why Jesus Christ is above the other gods on Earth. I find it easy to accept others' views of religion without standing up for Jesus. He is sinless and is the only Truth we sould place faith in.
I recommend this book to any Christian as a reference and a reminder of what we should put our faith in.
I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Lilac Princess Wanda Luthman

I have a granddaughter who loves everything about princesses. It was no surprise when she also fell in love with the Lilac Princess. It is filled with the things that make this kind of story great. There is love, adventure, dragons and forgiveness. Having made a princess and dragon story for my little girl I loved it when she met the dragon in the lilac patch and then climbed aboard to fly. What a wonderful story filled with bravery and forgiveness.
Thank you to the author, Wanda Luthman for writing such an enchanting story.
I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.