Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Book Review: Calm Before the Storm by B. J. Robinson

Title: Calm Before the Storm
Author: B. J. Robinson
Category: Christian
Pub. Date: 02/23/2013
Publisher: Self pub
Format: Kindle
Pages: 130
ISBN#: B00BJWSF5A
Series: Storms of Life #1

Synopsis:  
Vera Minette Bradley lost too many loved ones in her life, and she wanted answers. Was it God's timing, someone playing God, or hospital error? This 18 chapter novel explores these questions when Vera returns to a small town she fled during the threat of a hurricane because her sister is ill and hospitalized. Jesus is our refuge through the storms of life, and Vera, her loved ones, and friends go through many in this inspirational romantic suspense. If you're a fan of humor, romance, suspense, mystery, or inspirational novels, enjoy this one for only $2.99.



My Review:   
First of all Author B.J. Robinson is one smart, amazing lady who loves the Lord with all her heart, mind and soul. Her writing is so awesome and spot on that no matter who you are, you will be blessed by reading her work. 

This is a fast read but don't take it lightly. It has a lot of meaning and a lot of strength can be gained by reading what some may say (between the lines) What I mean by that is this book may have you exploring your own past or your own feelings about things. So take your time, read it with your ears and heart open to the Lord. 

This review may seem a little short, but I don't want to give any of the book away. It is a MUST READ....  I have read several of author B.J. Robinson's and have never once been disappointed. 

So due to the above, if I could it would be higher, I am giving this book a Breath of Life ratings of: 


Five Clock Rating!!!  

Disclosure: I did not received the above book in exchange for my honest opinion and review. Opinions are my own and yours may differ. 
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About the Author:  

B. J. Robinson is an educator, author, and former newspaper columnist who was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She's also an award-winning, multi-published author with numerous poems, articles, short stories, essays, and devotionals published, and inspirational romantic suspense novels. Her article "Honoring God's Calling" was published in the Fall 2010 edition of Together. Published devotionals include two with MustardSeed Ministries, seven with Standard Publishing in the Spring of 2010, and one in Words to Write By: Author Devotionals compiled by Robin Bayne. Another was published in 2011 in Hurray God! In college, her short story won first prize and was published in the university's literary magazine, and her first college essay was published. In the third grade, her pet dog story was published in a local newspaper. "Mother's Glimpse of Heaven" was published in FATE Magazine in 2002. "POD Publishing: What's to Gain?" was published in Christian Fiction Online Magazine in March 2009. A short story was published in Pebble Lake Review in the Summer of 2004. She won a trophy for First Runner-Up in a Florida Writer's Association contest in 2002. When she's not writing, she's reading and reviewing books on her blog.
B. J. Robinson writes inspirational Christian fiction in the romantic suspense genre from Florida, where she lives with her husband, a cat named Frankie, a golden cocker spaniel named Sunflower, and a golden retriever named Honi. Her children are grown and have made her a grandmother multiple times. She won first prize for a short story in college in fiction-writing competition, which was published in Southeastern Louisiana University's literary magazine, and she's had over a dozen devotionals published in a year's time and has had numerous articles published in local newspapers and anthologies. She developed her love for mystery through Nancy Drew books, her love for reading from her mother, who read fairytales to her before she began school, and her fifth grade teacher, who read the entire Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House series to the class. She grew up on Nancy Drew mysteries and read every one she could get her hands on, so she loves to include mystery and suspense within the pages of her own novels. Her love for writing came from God and her third grade teacher who submitted her first published story about her dog to a local newspaper. She's been writing ever since, and her first college essay was published. Her first-prize-winning short story has been published multiple times. She promises to take her readers on a continuous journey to another world. Reading and writing are her passions. Jesus is her best friend.
Her golden cocker spaniel, Sunflower, is a character in Last Resort for pet lovers. A German shepherd is featured in Whispering Cypress, a pet she and her husband enjoyed for many years, Dakota. A white cat is featured in Southern Superstitions, Cotton, a cat she enjoyed as a young teen. She's blessed with sons, daughters, grandchildren, pets, and faith. She's a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), a graduate of Long Ridge Writers Institute, and a graduate of Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, where she completed the apprentice and journeyman courses. She also enjoyed a creative-writing class years ago at Southeastern Louisiana University as well as journalism classes. She holds an Associate of Arts in Office Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Office Administration/Business Education/Secondary Education with a minor in English from Southeastern Louisiana University, where she graduated with honors. She holds a Masters of Science in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment through Walden University. Visit her at http://barbarajrobinson.blogspot.com. Last Resort, a Christian romantic suspense novel, released July 15, 2011. Southern Superstitions released January 15, 2012. Whispering Cypress , a romantic suspense, will release August 15, 2012. She makes her home in Florida with her husband and pets, blessed with children, grandchildren, and faith. She's an avid reader and passionate writer. Visit her author page at http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-template/BJRobinson/Page.bok.

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