Review: Ralphy the Rabbit: Finds Himself by David Wallace and Lorian Dean

Ralphy the Rabbit: Finds Himself - David L Wallace, Lorian Dean

Here is a summary of what the book is about. The story is about a rabbit named Ralphy. He knew he was different from his brothers and sisters. Ralphy couldn't hop very far but the thing that drove him nuts was his ears. Ralphy ears were larger and crooked than a normal rabbit. When kids came into the pet shop they would laugh at him as they pass by him. One day a little girl named Marta noticed Ralphy jumping  around in his cage. From that moment everything changed for Ralphy.


What an incredible story to read to children.


There are some wonderful adventures that teach great moral lessons.


It has a wonderful message about friendship and accepting yourself just the way you are. Also, don't worry about what other people think of you.


I feel this book is geared toward the age range of 6 to preteen.


I believe the message is also saying it's ok to be different.


Happy Reading Everyone! 

Review: 3 Willows by Ann Brashares

3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows - Ann Brashares

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Summer is a time to grow

Polly has an idea that she can't stop thinking about, one that involves changing a few things about herself. She's setting her sights on a more glamorous life, but it's going to take all of her focus. At least that way she won't have to watch her friends moving so far ahead.

Jo is spending the summer at her family's beach house, working as a busgirl and bonding with the older, cooler girls  she'll see at high school come September. She didn't count on a brief fling with a cute boy changing her entire summer. Or feeling  embarrassed by her middle school friends. And she didn't count on her family at all...

Ama is not an outdoorsy girl. She wanted to be at an academic camp, doing research in an air-conditioned library, earning A's. Instead her summer scholarship lands her on a wilderness trip full of flirting teenagers, blisters, impossible hiking trails, and a sad lack of hair products. It is a new summer. And a new sisterhood. Come grow with them.

I found this book very interesting. I thought it was apart of The Sisterhood  of the Traveling Pants series but it's not. It's a new sisterhood and new friendships.

What I got out of the storyline is that no matter what your friends are always there for you.

I only hope to have friendships as close as the characters did in this book.

I do plan on reading more books from  this author.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Review: Stealing Time (Servants of Fate Book1) By Wendy Sparrow

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Father Time's son, Zeit Geist, must sacrifice a mortal's lifetime to the Fates each New Year's Eve. Last year- inexplicably, really-he made an 11:59 substitution. The  Fates are pissed and they're after his mortal Hannah. With the year ending, he ought to figure out why he'd saved her- and why he keeps doing it.


Following  an unlucky year, Hannah Lyons needs a week's holiday in a lodge to unwind. What she gets is near- death experiences and a sexy immortal who can't avoid kissing her, but might have to kill her. After all, even  Zeit can't hold back time indefinitely.


Even though this book is a romance it is a strange one.


We all know that there is no such thing as Father Time or mortals or immortals so I would say this book is more of a fantasy.


I think people who like fantasy books would enjoy this book.


I guess what I am saying is it wasn't my cup of tea. The plot was very interesting and the characters were developed well.


Those that have  a bent toward science fiction and  fantasy would find this a delightful read.



Happy Reading Everyone!

Review: The Post -It Note Affair by Justine Avery

The Post-it Note Affair: ~ a Romance Novelette of Love Lost and Found ~ - Justine Avery

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Emily wants what every woman does: to have it all. Is that too much to ask? Emily really can't complain.  She's married to a wonderful man, her high school sweetheart, who still dotes on her as he did when her first laid eyes on her.


They have a beautiful home together, and they each enjoy successful careers. On the outside looking in, Emily has what any woman would be perfectly happy with.


But it's just not enough. Emily can't help wishing for just a bit more- for that special spark, for that thrill of something new and surprising, for the shivery tingles running down her spine. For real passion- for true romance.


She never expects to find it during the workday and definitely not in the form of a sticky note.


Just one square slip of paper with a few handwritten words, tucked mysteriously into the contents of her purse and dropped right into her small world, marks the first of a slew of sexy surprises Emily couldn't  have anticipated no matter how hard she wished for them.  She's desperately sought after every one of the special moments in store for her, and there's no question that she deserves them.


Even as Emily eagerly anticipates and thoroughly savors all of the excitement and mystery of what may come, she just can't guess the roller coaster of emotions she's soon to experience- or just how much it will change her.


And she may never guess just who- is leading her on the romantic adventure of her dreams. Just when she feels she's lost the life and love she most wants to have, she finds them- in the last place she'd ever think to look.


Wow I loved this book because it reminds you of the important things in life.


This is a very quick story there are only 7 chapters in it.


I found the storyline to be very cute and sweet. I also saw some surprises that I didn't see coming.


I would recommend this book. I believe you all would enjoy it as well.


Happy Reading Everyone!

Review: Sunday Kind of Love by Dorothy GarLock

Sunday Kind of Love - Dorothy Garlock

Here is a summary of what the book is about.  Buckton, Indiana, 1956. As post-war America brims with new opportunities, a young woman  discovers the courage to follow her dreams-and her heart...

Gwendolyn Foster's life seems like a dream come true. A bright future in front of her, the successful, traditional man her parents wanted at her side. What more could a girl ask for? But Gwen has a different dream altogether-to be a writer- and she won't rest until it comes true.

Strong arms to support her, not own her... that's what she needs. And she finds them in the most unexpected of places.

Hank Ellis has long been haunted by his little brother's death. He knows the entire town blames him for the accident, but it's only fitting. He blames himself too. So he's shocked when Gwen ignores the vicious gossip and befriends him. And before long, everything changes for them.

Folks warn Gwen about Hank, but she knows in her heart that they're wrong. Drawn to this man of bravery and kindness who encourages her to pursue her passions, Gwen can finally envision the life she's always wanted. And with Gwen, Hank finds the strength to let go of his guilt, as he dares to hope for a future with her.

But braving the town that turns against them isn't the only challenge they face. For Hank still harbors a dark secret, a shocking truth that may force him to lose Gwen forever...

One day it was raining. My husband and I went to the bookstore to browse.

I came across this book. I asked my husband if I could have it he said yes. I am so glad I got it. I am not sure what drew me to this book maybe it was the cover or maybe it was the title or maybe both.

What a incredible story. I fell in love with this book. I couldn't put it down.

I would highly recommend this book. I hope you all will love it as much as I did.

There are some twists and turns in this book.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Review: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything - Nicola Yoon

Here is a summary of what the  book is about.  Risk everything... for love. What if you couldn't touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face...or kiss the boy next door?


In Everything Everything, Maddy is a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who  moves in next door... and becomes the greatest risk she's ever taken.


My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.


But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black- black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.


Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster.


Oh my Gosh I absolutely loved this book. I couldn't put it down.


There are some surprises in it that I didn't see coming.


I would recommend this book. I can't wait to see the movie.


I do plan on reading more books by this author.


By the way the author's husband did all of the illustrations in the book.


I thought this book was very well written.


Happy Reading Everyone!

Review: Pearls of Daily Life Short Stories and Poems on Self- Discovery by Antonia Loschner

Pearls of Daily Life - Short Stories and Poems on Self-discovery - Guillaume Ribe, Antonia Löschner

Here is a summary of what the book is about. In the hurly - burly of daily life, all too often, the Self happens to get lost. However, with its overall knowledge of our needs and strengths, it would by far be the best personal advisor we can have.

This collection of short stories and  poems  invites a journey of discovery. Diverse but amicable characters are experiencing the joy of rediscovering their Self in manifold situations of everyday life.

A pocket book for small breaks in- between: to explore, reflect, dream, chuckle and relax.

I enjoyed reading this book.

I found the short stories and poems to be uplifting and positive and relatable to everyday life.

I think it is a good reminder that life is to short and you should live it.

This is the type of book you can read on your lunch break or whenever you have free time.

I would recommend this book.

Review: The Romantics by Leah Konen

The Romantics - Leah Konen
Here is a summary of what the book is about. Perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle and Rainbow Rowell, The Romantics will charm readers of all ages. Gael Brennan is about to have his heart broken when his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents' painful separation.

Love intervenes with the intention of setting things right- but she doesn't anticipate the intrusion of her dreaded nemesis: the Rebound. Love's plans for Gael are sidetracked by Cara, Gael's hot- sauce- wielding  " dream girl."

The more Love meddles, the further Gael drifts from the one  girl who can help him mend his heart. Soon Love starts breaking all  her own rules- and in order to set Gael's fate back on course, she has to make some tough decisions about what it means to truly care.

I found this book very interesting because it is not narrated by a person. The story is told by a feeling. Yes you heard me right the story is told by Love.

I absolutely loved this book. I felt a little silly because  I never knew what Rom- Com stood for until this book. Do you guy's know what it means? I will tell you Rom- Com is short for Romantic Comedy.

I would recommend this book. You guy's will fall in love with it.

Looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Review: Bookishly Ever After By Isabelle Bandeira

Bookishly Ever After - Isabel Bandeira
Here is a summary of what the book is about. In a perfect world, sixteen -year-old Phoebe Martins life would be a book. Preferably one filled with magic  and a hot paranormal love interest.  Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn't even qualify for a quiet contemporary.

Everything changes when Phoebe learns that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her. So, Phoebe turns to the heroines in her favorite books for inspiration, but  becoming as awesome as her book characters isn't as easy as it sounds. When another girl nets Dev for herself right out from under Phoebe's nose, she's crushed.

And, to up the suckage, she gets assigned as his co-counselor at a sixth grade camp and has to spend  an entire week tied to the hip with the one guy on the planet she wanted to avoid.

Can she make it through the potential danger of romantic bonfires and  nature walks, or will her counseling career end in emotional disaster?

Can she ever go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing?

I felt this was a well written story. It is a page turner.

They say boys in books are just better. I have to disagree having a real relationship is always better even though they can sometimes get messy.

I absolutely loved this book. I totally could relate to Phoebe because I am also a book nerd.

I would recommend this book.

I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Review: Just the Two of Us by Georgie Capron

JUST THE TWO OF US - Georgie Capron

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Funny, warm, and a story of our time, Just the Two of Us will make you laugh and cry, and remind you never give up on love. Lucy is the wrong side of thirty and tormented daily by the idyllic family pictures cluttering up her Facebook newsfeed. 


All of her friends seem to be getting married and having babies, and yet here she is, resolutely single, and no prospect of creating the perfect family she's  always dreamt of. How she longs for it to be her turn.


But finding love is complicated, and as time passes she wonders if there might be another way to make her dreams come true.


Is she brave enough to go it alone, or is the fantasy of "baby makes three" just too precious to give up on?


What an incredible  story. I really enjoyed this one.


It's funny to see how everyday words we use are spelled differently in London.


There are some surprises in the storyline. I would recommend this book.


I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.


Happy Reading Everyone!


Review: Completely Yours (Opposites Attract Book 1) By Erin Nicholas

Completely Yours (Opposites Attract) - Erin Nicholas

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Kiera Connelly leads a quiet life, and that's just how she likes it. She's built a name as a graphic designer and meets up with with friends online, all from the comfort of her living room couch. But when a rare outing turns disastrous Kiera finds herself  up close and  way too personal with an unbelievably hot real-life hero.


Zach Ashley doesn't see himself as a hero. He's just a regular guy who gets to help people everyday as an EMT. But when he's called to a scene and has to treat his most gorgeous patient ever,he finds himself mixing  work with pleasure. He never hesitates to put his life on the line...but will he ever risk his heart?


I really enjoyed the main character Kiera because she is a lot like me in the sense she is a introvert. I am the same way.


I felt bad for Zach and his sister Aimee because they are going through a lot.


I couldn't put this book down it is a real page turner. I would recommend this book. I can not wait until the second book in this series comes out.


I found this book to be written in a very detailed manner in the chapters. The author is a great writer. I am looking forward to reading more books by her.


Review: One Fateful Christmas Eve by Holly Schindler

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Is the magic of Christmas Eve enough to change Mallory's mind and heart?

Mallory Stewart is an on - the - rise  young editor certain she's about to land a position at one of the "Big Five" publishing houses. All she has to do ro clinch the deal is attend her prospective boss's Christmas Eve party. But Graham Kendall, the charismatic author of a bestselling book on fate, insists her plans are about to be thwarted.

Mallory immediately discounts Dr. Kendall's warnings. Though she edited his book, the industrious Mallory believes in hard work rather than luck or good fortune. When a series of devastating Christmas Eve misadventures conspire against her, Mallory is forced to reexamine everything- her beliefs, her dreams, her own definition of success.

What will Mallory choose? What will she discover- about Graham, about her own destiny, even about...a man's socks? ( Yes, socks.)

I found the story to be very interesting and cute. I love the cover of the book.

I felt the story had some funny parts  but I also felt bad for Mallory because things didn't go her way at first. I also hoped things would get better for her in the end.

What did Mallory choose? To find out the answer you need to pick up this book and read it. It is a great holiday read. I couldn't put it down.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Review: Hello My Love ( A Modern Love Story) ( Between Two Worlds Book 1) by Evy Journey

Between Two Worlds (Book Series 3) - Evy Journey

Here is a summary of what the book is about. It is about what would happen if Jane Austen's Elisabeth Bennet were alive today? What are some of the challenges she would have to face in today's world?

It is a modern day story of a true classic of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice book. It reminds me of a TV series I saw  on DVD called Austentatious. It was about the women in the Jane Austen novels, how they lived in today's world and the consequences. For example they used the modern technology we use today and the stories are told in the language dialogue of the modern women.

All chapters in this book are labeled in Roman numerals. That is about as old fashioned as this book gets. For those that have a hard time getting through Jane Austin's classic novels this book is a great alternative. This book tells the story in modern terms and locations that are familiar to the world today. It makes the book very pleasurable to read but does not lose the classic content of the Jane Austin story.

I would highly recommend this book. The characters are interesting and come alive on each page. Bravo, well done!

Review: Lasting Marriage: Discovering God's Meaning & Purpose For Your Relationship by Dustin Heiner with Melissa Heiner

Lasting Marriage: Discovering God's Meaning and Purpose for Your Marriage - Melissa Heiner, Dustin Heiner

Here is what the book is about. Is your marriage living the true meaning and purpose of marriage? Do you want your marriage to last through all that life throws at you? Would you like to see your marriage benefit from having more love, joy, and intimacy?


Lasting Marriage is an encouraging and insightful book that will help your marriage grow and strengthen in love and service to each other. You will learn how your marriage can become one of those success stories you hear about.


You will be more in love with your spouse at your 50th wedding anniversary than on your wedding day. By knowing and applying God's meaning and purpose  of marriage into your relationship, you will have a lasting marriage.


Marriage is the union of two imperfect people into a lifelong relationship together. The truth is that marriage is rough. It is hard to live a long and lasting life with just one person without understanding how marriage was created to be.


People just do not know how to have a successful marriage anymore. The problem is that each and every one of us can be selfish, self-centered, and unloving toward our spouse. Your marriage may look loving and caring from the outside but be unhealthy and hurtful on the inside.


Learn time tested ways to build lasting love into your marriage for a healthy and loving relationship.


Lasting Marriage gives you the wisdom you need to:  Grow closer to your spouse as you grow closer to God.  3 ways to build lasting love in your marriage. Develop deeper levels of intimacy with your spouse. How to prioritize things in your life your life to best strengthen your marriage. Bless each other everyday of your lives together.


Follow the advice of this book and you will see your marriage become healthier, stronger, and more loving than ever before. By implementing these principles into your marriage, you will see your marriage grow by leaps and bounds.


What is stopping you from changing your marriage into a loving, joyful, and encouraging marriage where you and your spouse serve each other above all?


I found this book to be very informative. I did learn a lot from it.


I feel this book is geared more towards couples who are already married and who truly believe in Jesus Christ. People who are getting married should also read this book because it will prepare you for marriage if you want a Christ centered marriage.


A word of advice  make sure you have a bible with you because in this book there are bible verses in it. You  will want to check your bible to see if the bible verses are correct.


Happy Reading Everyone!

Review: Your Flight to Happiness: A 7 - Step Journey to Emotional Freedom by Toni Mackenzie

Your Flight to Happiness: A 7-Step Journey to Emotional Freedom - Toni Mackenzie

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Your Flight to Happiness is a self- help book with a flying theme, taking the reader on a journey which will enable them to release negative thinking and limiting beliefs, and create emotional freedom and happiness from within.

Chapter one tells of how the author found herself at an all time low point in her life, her " plane crash". She then guides the reader through the seven steps she used to rebuild he life and lean how to fly again.

So many people believe they will be happy at some time in the future - when they get a new job, meet a new partner, go on holiday, buy a new outfit,  lose weight... The truth is, happiness does not come from outside experiences or other people, happiness ultimately is an inside job!

Throughout this colour- illustrated book she also shares some of her relevant early childhood experiences,  illustrating  how our subconscious minds become programmed during the first few years of our lives with downloaded information.

This information leads to our beliefs about ourselves, other people, and the world we live in, and we continue to act upon them, often holding ourselves back, believing that we're not good enough, feeling anxious abou the future, fearing that we'll fail...

The exercises and information within the chapters provide the reader with various tools and techniques to change the way they feel by changing the way they think, and ultimately reach their destination of happiness.

Wow this is a truly amazing book. I sure did learn a lot.

I love all of the quotes from different people. I enjoyed how the author shares her life experiences with the reader.

I would recommend this book to everyone. After reading this book you will want to go out and find your happiness.

Looking forward to reading more books by this author.

Happy Flying everyone remember to buckle up!

Review: The Crush Dilemma (Dear Aubrey Book 1) by Susan Hatler

The Crush Dilemma (Dear Aubrey Book 1) - Susan Hatler

Here is a summary of what the book is about. Teen geek, Poppy Pinkleton,  is adding some spice to her junior year of high school: A year of psychological experiments that will 1) Earn her three units of college credit; 2) Give her an outlet to say what she wants, when she wants; and 3) Will NOT include her parents telling her to be the "bigger person."


How you ask? Poppy's gotten the green light from Ms. Peterson, the newspaper head, to write an online advice column for the school.


She's found the perfect name for her alter ego: Aubrey. It means someone who rules with "magical wisdom."


She'll be in control of her online experiment, online identity, and divvy her wisdom to the masses while tracking the results for her mini- thesis.


Now protected by a secret identity, she's got the popular crowd clambering to know what she thinks about fashion, homework, and eek... even sex! And the best part is, her parents and best friends don't know anything about it.


Finally, she can let loose a wild side and speak her mind- right or wrong, without having to meet anyone's expectations.


Soon however, dishing out advice leads to more than Poppy can handle on her own and she must make a choice. Hide behind her alter ego or take the chance that everyone, including the new boy at school, will like her for everything she is.

Which do you think she will choose?


Wow Susan Hatler did it again. I absolutely loved this book.


I found that the story dealt with real issues that teenagers go through in life and in school. It made me want to start my own advice column. The dilemmas that Poppy got herself into and out of and the characters who asked her for advice is what  makes this wonderful reading.


Happy reading everybody!

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