Review: A Heart's Danger





              "A Heart's Danger" is a fictional `Journey of the Heart` novel. Book one and two of our monthly series by Colleen Coble are about young love during war time.  Book three steps up the action some with a bit of suspense. Although it is a short book, it is very entertaining and is a great mid-series transition.
                I would recommend this series to readers of general fiction and historical fiction.

Giveaway: Colleen Coble website        Ends: May 31, 2015

Author Bio:

USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble has written several romantic suspense novels including, "Tidewater Inn," "Rosemary Cottage," and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor Series.

Find out more at http://colleencoble.com/
 
Disclaimer: I received `A Heart's Danger` complimentary to review.

Review: Under Magnolia



List Price: 15.00
ISBN: 9780307885920
Release: March 31, 2015
Memoir
352 Pages




       


            "Under Magnolia" by author Frances Mayes is a very compelling, heart-warming memoir. This is a book that starts out fun even from the preface. The author uses colorful words and colloquialisms such as "flap-a-doodles" which sounds like pancakes to me. Can a pancake be kite-sized?(pg. xix) Excepting the use of minor curse words, this would be an excellent read for the young adult to the older individual.
            As I read of South Georgia, I thought of parts of north Florida where I spent time while growing-up with so many warm, welcoming memories. I remember one particular time when an owl was in our attic.    We lived in a two-story house. My dad had added a 1/2 bathroom to the upstairs and the wall did not go all the way to the ceiling. When we went into the bathroom the owl would look out at us. I do not remember how we got the owl out of the house.
               I was especially interested in reviewing this book because of my husband's ties with south Georgia. After reading this very honest, funny book about how family defines us. I anticipate reading Francis' beloved books about Italy.
               This book did a decent job of entertaining me but I would have liked it better without the use of curse words and needless portrayals.

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Disclaimer: "I received this book from Blogging For Books for this review"

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Readers that have been following my blog for any length of time know I am a strong proponent of reading. Although I did not become a firm reader until recent years I believe my love of reading began as a child. I always enjoyed reading those energetic stories of Dick and Jane. Which led to reading to my children as they grew and now for my own pleasure. 
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Review: The Resurrection Of A Blue Butterfly


                In `The Resurrection Of A Blue Butterfly`, Missionary Elsa Williams has searched for Jasper Leroy Smith many years. Elsa was a wee child the last time she saw Jasper.
               Author Misty Alfonso opens her ebook with a great lead-in to scene and character development. Her short ebook is the perfect read following Kristy Cambron's `Hidden Masterpiece` series. Both Misty's `The Blue Butterfly` trilogy and Kristy's `Hidden Masterpiece` series are set during WWII and both are written from the Biblical Worldview.
               As a debut ebook, I felt Misty created a wonderful work by including miracles during WWII. This encourages me to read more of her works as I look forward to her next ebook, `Broken Wing`,  due to be published Spring 2015.
                I believe the overall message is, "We should be willing to help all others, even strangers. We do not know when we may help an `angel unaware`.
              I recommend this ebook to readers of historical fiction and nostalgia.

You may read Author Misty Alfonso's interview on New Horizon Reviews.

You may purchase `The Resurrection Of A Blue Butterfly` on Amazon

Author Bio:

               Misty lives in Georgia with her husband, Joey, and their children. She has always dreamed of being an author. For as long as Misty can remember she has been writing poems, songs, and journaling. When she is not writing she enjoys spending time with her children and her new grandson. As well as being in a gym watching a game of volleyball while her husband coaches it.

Disclaimer: I borrowed this ebook from Amazon Prime for my honest review.