Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Review: Tiffy's Terrible Top Hat


Title: Tiffy's Terrible Top Hat
Author: Lady Jenniviere's Quill
Category: Preteen/Bullying
Pub. Date: 7/27/2014
Publisher: Smashwords
Format: ebook
Pages: 134
ISBN#:  9781941723036
Series: Lady Jenniviere's Quill #1


Synopsis: 
YOU MAY NOT LIKE HER--BUT YOU WILL RECOGNIZE HER
We all know one kid that's loathsome. You know the kid who's just mean. They lie. They steal. They bully everyone. Completely self-absorbed, they have empathy for no one. Well Tiffany Rinks is that kid.
Tiffy's Terrible Top Hat is the story of a self-absorbed girl. She lies, cheats, steals and is an unabashed bully. A truly unlikable kid. But that wasn't always the case. There was a time when Tiffy was likable.
Some kids take a wrong turn and need a little gentle nudging to find the right path again. Others need more than a little help.
It will take something truly extreme to shock Tiffy out of the self-absorbed world she currently lives in.
Tiffy doesn't know it but she is about to get just such a shock.


Lexile reading score 810
Ideal for grade 4-8
 
 
 

Review: A boy, A bug, and a lesson in wisdom

Title: The Pirate and the Firefly
Author: Tara Mcclary Reeves & Amanda Jenkins
Category: Kids
Pub. Date: 2/1/2015
Publisher: B & H Kids
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
ISBN#: 143368120x


Synopsis:
Based on Psalm 1:1-3:
1 Oh, the joys of those who do not
      follow the advice of the wicked,
or stand around with sinners,
or join in with mockers.
 2 But they delight in the law of the Lord,
meditating on it day and night.
 3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit in each season.
Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.
Oliver loves pretending to be a pirate, but learns that blindly following others doesn't leave him with a good feeling inside.
In this Scripture adventure, kids join Oliver as he rights the wrongs done by his so-called Pirate friends.
Through it all, Captain Oliver learns that following God's way is the true way to wisdom!
The second book in the Firefly Chronicle series brings entire sections of Scripture to life via imaginative, fantastical stories that use a passage from Psalms to help children understand and applly biblical truths to their lives. Each book in the series will depict Oliver wearing a different costume as he imagines and adventures his way through God's Word with the help of Phineas, the firefly. The series will address the felt needs of children ages 4 to 8 including courage, confidence, friendship and more with biblical truths about God.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

TEASER TUESDAYS

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teas.

Monday, March 30, 2015

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?



Guess what...Its Monday! What are you reading this week?

This is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being reading, and the books to be finish this week. It is hosted by  Book Journey. 

Thanks for stopping by. First let me just say that I have been in a little bit of a reading slump (for lack of a better word)... But I have regained some much needed reading pep,
and below is what I am still reading this week. 


What I'm Reading:


Hope and love blossom on the untamed prairie as a young woman searching for a place to call home happens upon a Kansas homestead during the 1860s . . . A Town Called Hope, the inspiring series set in post Civil War Kansas, is the creation of best-selling romance writer Catherine Palmer. In the fast-paced "Prairie Rose, " impulsive nineteen-year-old Rosie Mills takes a job caring for the young son of widowed homesteader Seth Hunter in order to escape the orphanage in which she was raised. Rosie's naive view of love and her understanding of what it means to have a Father in heaven are quickly put to the test. Afraid of being wounded again, Seth struggles to freely open his heart--to his hurting son, to a woman's love, and to a Father who will not abandon him. Together Rosie and Seth must face the harsh uncertainties of prairie life--and the one man who threatens to destroy their happiness.

Praire Rose launches a series sure to satisfy readers who expect solid biblical values in a wholesome, exhilarating romance.
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DYNAMO by Eleanor Gustafson

Jeth Cavanaugh is searching for a new life along one of Pennsylvania's mountain ridges when he stumbles upon a stable of show jumpers owned by Rob and Katie Chilton. Throw in a volatile gaited stallion named Dynamo, and Jeth will do anything to work there. He earns his living by training and showing Rob's jumpers, but Dynamo is his primary passion. Everything changes when God enters his life--in the unconventional form of a hard slap by an old girlfriend--and ignites a new, greater passion within him. But along with fervor comes fear at the undeniable evidence of God's hand on his life. Inexplicable events, both good and bad, make him moan plaintively, "Why does God do this to me? I get the feeling I'm being set up for something." He is, indeed. Jeth's life is anything but predictable, much like the God he serves. The real Dynamo and his ultimate trainer emerge out of an excruciating mix of disaster and brokenness, which are never beyond the reach of redemption. This story is God in your face: Who is He, really? What does He ask of us?  

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Shortly before suffering a tragic car accident, Kate McConnell wrote the simple but powerful words of Psalm 23 on a piece of paper to give to her wayward and confused son. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. . . . As she loses consciousness from her injuries, she wonders if she’s done enough with her life.

When a lonely dry-cleaning employee finds Kate’s humble, handwritten copy of the psalm, it begins an incredible journey around the world, forever changing the lives of twelve very different people. From a soldier wounded in Iraq, to a young Kurdish girl fleeing with her family to Turkey, to a Kenyan runner about to begin the Rome Invitational Marathon, the power of the ancient words begins to take shape in various ways, drawing us into these stories inexplicably linked by the passing of the psalm from one recipient to the next.

Eventually, Kate’s paper makes it back to its starting place, and she discovers the unexpected ways that God moves and changes lives through even our smallest actions.


So, that's what I'm reading...What are you reading this week? 
And as always, Happy Reading.....


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Review: GOODBYE to YESTERDAY BY Wanda E. Brunstetter

Title: GOODBYE to YESTERDAY
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Category:  Christian Fiction
Pub. Date: 02/05/2013
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Format: Kindle
Pages: 128
ISBN#: 9781620296899 
Series: Discovery #1 

Synopsis:  
Join Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus, an Amish couple who are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives. Financial struggles. Arguments. A suspected pregnancy. A last-minute trip to Middlebury, Indiana. A drug addict on the run. A deadly encounter at a Philadelphia bus station. Will their love and faith be enough to bring them back together again, against all odds? 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

TEASER TUESDAYS

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teas.

Monday, February 23, 2015

It's Monday... What Are You Reading?



Guess what...Its Monday! What are you reading this week?

This is a weekly event to list the books completed last week, the books currently being reading, and the books to be finish this week. It is hosted by  Book Journey. 

Thanks for stopping by. First let me just say that I have been in a little bit of a reading slump (for lack of a better word)... But I have regained some much needed reading pep,
and below is what I am still reading this week. 

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