Saturday, February 18, 2017

Book Review Silver's Odyssey by Henry C Duggan, III

Silver's Odyssey by Henry C. Duggan III
Title: Silver's Odyssey 

Author: Henry C Duggan, III

Stars: 4 1/2 Stars out of 5

Review:
An imposing story of survival against tremendous odds. A fictional novel loosely based on a real event. If you enjoy an excellent action adventure this is a book you should not miss out on.

I have rated this book 4.5 stars 

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank for your Review.

Synopsis:
his a historical fiction novel telling the story of a 1622 Spanish shipwrecked soldier. After being thrown off the Atocha galleon in a hurricane off the Florida Keys,he must survive a 4-yr trek through wilderness Florida enroute back to Spain.

Physical and emotional challenges of the highest order confront him on a COLD MOUNTAIN-south adventure through a world few Europeans had seen. The will to live and his instinctive outdoor traits prod him into action.


Kindle Edition323 pages
Published August 28th 2013 by Henry C. Duggan,III 

About The Author:
Henry C. Duggan III
Albany,Ga,native  Albany High School  UGA grad 1963  Married 47 years to Pat  3 adult children, 5 grandchildren  retired banker  Likes: canoeing mountain trout fishing music, guitar architectural history
genealogy general history geography philosophy  Bible study  writing  exercise  vegetarian diet  
living 2 hours from Gulf of Mexico

Website:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Henry+C.+Duggan+III

Friday, February 17, 2017

Book Review Heaven To Betsy by Pamela Fagan Hutchins

Heaven to Betsy (What Doesn't Kill You #5)
Title:  Heaven To Betsy

Author:  Pamela Fagan Hutchins 

 Stars: 4.25 out of 5  (We like to mess with the reviewing numbers why just full stars when you can give 1\4, 1\2, 3\4 Makes like an adventure.

Review: 
After reading this book I have to add my name to the author's ever growing list of followers. She writes with a style that is intriguing with just the right amount of subtle humor and down to earth realism. I look forward to reading the next installments in the life of Emily and her desired family.

I have rated this book 4.25 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.
Thank you Frank for the Review

Synopsis: 
Heaven to Betsy features Emily, Katie's stateside best friend, in her own hilarious adventures.

When a dead body swan-dives from a balcony into the pool at a wedding, gossip comes to a halt about disgraced paralegal and former rodeo queen Emily—whose husband left her for a woman who’s really a man. Enter Jack, a secretive attorney and sexy mix of cowboy and Indian. She refuses to work for him until she learns about the disappearance of the six-year old daughter of his notorious client Sofia, the wedding shooter, who is also an illegal immigrant. Emily feels a strange affinity with the girl and launches a desperate search for her. Bodies pile up in her wake across Texas and New Mexico as the walls around her own secrets begin to crumble, and the authorities question whether the child is anything but a figment of her imagination.


Kindle Edition311 pages
Published March 2016 by SkipJack (first published April 2nd 2015)

About the Author:
Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Pamela Fagan Hutchins writes overly long e-mails, the What Doesn't Kill You romantic mysteries, and (possibly) hilarious nonfiction. She resides deep in the heart of Nowheresville, TX and way up in the frozen north of Snowheresville, WY. Pamela is passionate about great writing and smart authorpreneurship as well as hiking with her hunky husband and pack of rescue dogs and goat, riding her gigantic horses, experimenting with her Keurig, and traveling in the Bookmobile.

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich for fiction or Erma Bombeck for nonfiction, you're going to love Pamela.

2016 WINNER USA Best Books Fiction: Cross Genre (Hell to Pay)
2015 WINNER USA Best Books Fiction: Cross Genre (Heaven to Betsy)
2014 FINALIST USA Best Books Fiction: Cross Genre (Going for Kona)
2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist (Finding Harmony)
2013 USA Best Books Business: Writing & Publishing (What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes)
2012 Houston Writers Guild Ghost Story (Leaving Annalise)
2012 USA Best Books Parenting/Divorce (How to Screw Up Your Kids)
2011 Houston Writers Guild Novel (Finding Harmony)
2010 Writers League of Texas Romance (Saving Grace)


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Twitter: 
@PamelotH

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Book Review Loving Lieutenant Douglas by Barbara Devlin (A Brethren of the Coast Novella)

Loving Lieutenant Douglas: A Brethren of the Coast Novella
Title:  Loving Lieutenant Douglas (A Brethren of the Coast Novella)

Author: Barbara Devlin

Stars: 4 out of 5 

Review:
A very good historical romance novella that can easily be read in an afternoon. The hero is both dashing and bold. The heroine is beautiful and knows what she wants and desires and that is Lieutenant Douglas. Obstacles are met and overcome and all ends well.

I rated this novella 4 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.

Thank you Frank for you many Reviews

Synopsis:
It is the Age of Sail, and First Lieutenant Mark Douglas of the Royal Navy has set his sights on a fiery society miss with a spirit to match his own. What happens when Lady Amanda Gascoigne-Lake's father rejects the sailor's suit, and an ancient brooch with mystical power portends doom?

Paperback148 pages
Published December 15th 2014 by Barbara C. Noyes

 About The Author: 
Barbara Devlin
Barbara Devlin was born a storyteller. A Texan, through and through, Barbara hasn’t been without a book in her possession since she was in kindergarten. She wrote her first short story, a really cheesy murder-mystery, in high school, but it was a Christmas gift, a lovely little diary with a bronze lock, given to her in the fifth grade that truly inspired her love for writing.

After completing part of her undergraduate studies at the University of London, Barbara returned home and began a career in banking. But the late 80’s weren’t too promising for the financial industry, and every bank that hired Barbara soon folded. So she searched for a stable occupation, and the local police department offered the answer to her prayers.

Initially, Barbara wasn’t too sure about her new chosen career in law enforcement, but she soon came to love being a police officer. However, on an uncharacteristically cold and icy day in December 1998, Barbara was struck by a car and pinned against a guardrail while working an accident on a major highway. Permanently disabled, she retired from the police department and devoted her time and energy to physical therapy.

Once Barbara got back on her feet, she focused on a new career in academia. She earned an MA in English, continued on a course of study for a Doctorate in Literature and Rhetoric, started writing historical fiction in her spare time, and completed five full-length novels featuring her fictional knighthood, the Brethren of the Coast. Book six is currently in the works.


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Twitter: 
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Image result for hAppy Valentines day Stinky Face

As silly as it sounds this day 14 years ago I realized that this guy I had been hanging out with, who made me laugh so hard and could totally handle my smack talking was pretty awesome.

14 years ago today he gave me a valentines gift of perfume, beautiful long stem red roses and a stake dinner. He made me feel so special and when he dropped me off that night with a kiss I knew I was going to marry him.  (I didn't tell him that.)  This man went from being a typical pigish guy, to sweet, funny, someone I could tell and trust my feelings with and before I knew it he owned my heart.

He still owns my heart.  He started off as the jerk I played Halo with, to my friend, to my best friend and somewhere in there he convinced he to jump; life trusting another person with my heart, soul and mind.

I am blessed everything single day of my life to wake up next to the man of my dreams.  No book I have read, not one "Book Boyfriend" can ever compare to the real deal.
We fight, we love, we trust, we care and we are both 100% in on this crazy roller-coaster of life.

To the man I married, to my best friend and one and only true love.
I LOVE YOU STINKY FACE




Side not if you want to learn the history of Valentine's Day here is a link
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine's_Day

Book Review Getting Schooled (The Wright Brothers #1) By Christina C. Jones

Getting Schooled (The Wright Brothers, #1)
Title: Getting Schooled (The Wright Brothers #1)

 Author: Christina C. Jones

Stars: 4 out of 5

Review:
A modern day love story between two people who ignite through personality clashes. Both know what they want and finally achieve that mutual goal. I enjoyed the book but had some problems with the street language (idioms) which was geared for a black audience. It did not distract from the story being put forth. However, I must include a warning that if you are offended by coarse language this is a book you may want to pass on.

I rated this book 4 stars.

I obtained this book from Amazon in Kindle format.


Synopsis: 
When 26 year old Reese accepts a position as a grad assistant, she has no idea an unpleasant encounter with a student will lead to the discovery of what she calls “the trifecta”: fine, intellectual, and a little bit rude – three qualities she finds irresistible in a man. She has no intention of doing anything with that discovery – nothing long term, at least. But everybody knows what happens to best laid plans. 
Jason is a grown man. 28 years old, seasoned and scarred by his real-life experience in the world, he’s at Blakewood State University to finish his degree and move on. The last thing he’s interested in is the female population on campus… but sexy, infuriating Reese might be a notable exception. 
This isn’t a story of opposites attract. 
More like counterparts clash. 
Neither of them is afraid to do battle, and neither is willing to back down. Love and war, win or lose… somebody’s gonna end up getting schooled. 


Kindle Edition173 pages
Published January 11th 2016 by Warm Hues Publishing

Abut the Author: 
Christina C. Jones
Right now, up at 6am for some inexplicably reason, I’m updating my bio, because the last time I did, I put down that I was 23. That was four years and many, many major life changes ago.
You can do math, so you don’t need me to tell you that I’m 27 now. I’m still happily hanging in there with the hubs, and we’ll celebrate six years of marriage this year! He’ll turn thirty this year in October, Isabella will be five in December, and the newbie, Zoe, will turn two, also in October. Also, not such a newbie anymore huh?
At the time of this writing, I am an (obviously) non-traditional college student, soon to be two-time drop out, and I am perfectly happy to say that. Because that’s not the most important thing. I’m also a graphic designer (that link to Visual Luxe at the top is related) and  lightly seasoned self-published author, with five books under my belt. But again, none of those are the most important things.
That title belongs to me. Yep. Just me. Plain old Christina. I am an imperfect Christian, fiercely loyal friend, and a woman still figuring herself out. I eat too much, work out too little, and spend too much time chastising myself for both. I work hard, and I barely sleep, but it’s worth it to one day be at a place where my girls can look up to me for more than just my (impeccable) party decorating skills.
I’m a procrastinator, and a private shit-talker, and listen, I serve a ol’ nasty resting bitch-face, OK? I won’t give you the shirt off my back, but I’ll find you a cute one and get it for you, because we both need shirts, right? #random.
So anyway, that’s me. I’m Christina. Hi.

Website:
http://www.beingmrsjones.com/

Twitter:

beingmrsjones

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