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If My Heart Had Wings by Nadine Taylor

This is the love story of Nina Ostrom and Lyndon Raff as told by her daughter, author Nadine Taylor. As a teenager, Nadine discovers her mother's secret - she had been married once upon a time to someone other than her current husband and father of her girls. And when Nadine uncovers a wedding photo [...]

By | 2018-03-10T21:41:23+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Sean Goes To Barcelona by Tanya Preminger

Second in the series of Sean books, this adventure begins as eight year old Sean and his mommy travel to Barcelona to see his soccer hero Lionel Messi play in a Team Barcelona soccer game. Sean is also hoping to get an autograph from the professional soccer player. But getting close to the celebrity soccer [...]

By | 2018-03-10T21:34:03+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Children's Book Review|0 Comments

Have You Forgotten How To Read?

The other day I came across an article that caused me to stop in my tracks. The article challenged me on many levels but what appealed to me is that its author spoke of how the way we read has changed. Because of the steady stream of information that is thrown at us in today's [...]

By | 2018-02-20T22:31:57+00:00 February 20th, 2018|General Observations|0 Comments

Jasper The Very Lucky Little Kitten by Ken MacKenzie

An enchanting tale of a fluffy white kitten with black feet that will engage your little readers while charming parents and grandparents alike. Follow the adventures of Jasper as luck helps him outrun a dog, rescues him several times, and ultimately saves him from being sold. Unique illustrations combine photography with artwork in a unique [...]

By | 2018-02-13T18:41:25+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Children's Book Review|0 Comments

FREE Valentine’s Short Story Inside

Dear readers, I love Valentine's Day! And all the accompanying emotions that it evokes. Here is a short story that I wrote a couple of years ago. It is available as a stand-alone ebook and is also contained in my Bridgewater Holidays book. I hope you enjoy it. IMPATIENT HEARTS My heart to you is [...]

By | 2018-02-13T15:57:22+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Giveaway|1 Comment

Chronicles of A Bee Whisperer by Timothy Stobierski

Let me state up front that this is the first poetry collection I have read other than the required high school readings. In this collection of poetry and essays, Tim Stobierski lays bare his soul as he gives us a glimpse at the sometimes, seedy, oftentimes beautiful, always lyrical emotion of love in all its [...]

By | 2018-02-11T22:08:31+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

Sean Wants To Be Messi by Tanya Preminger

Messi is an ace soccer player on the team from Barcelona. Young Sean dreams of one day becoming just like Messi. Sean would rather think about soccer than math problems any day. He doesn't like math but he sure does like soccer. When Sean's mommy grants his wish and pays for him to join a [...]

By | 2018-02-11T22:04:03+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Children's Book Review|0 Comments

If You Were A Butterfly by Sonja Nagy

This is the first book in Sonja Nagy’s Nature Adventure series; and if she continues on in this vein I believe these books, were they in print, would soon be highly collectible. In If You Were A Butterfly, exquisite pastel watercolor illustrations (done by the author) teach the young reader about the life and habits [...]

By | 2018-02-11T21:57:18+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Children's Book Review, ebook review|0 Comments

The Writing Desk by Rachel Hauck

Birdie Shehorn, a Knickerbocker Gilded Age daughter and heiress has one dream – to have her novel published under her own name. You see, Birdie has always been a bit of a bluestocking. She prefers to read books and write stories; she even convinced her parents to send her to a fancy girls college to [...]

By | 2018-02-11T21:50:29+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments

American Exodus by JK Franks

Written as a novella and companion book to his Catalyst Series, author JK Franks has produced a post-apocalyptic gem. This read reader has not yet read any of the other books in this series but having read American Exodus in just under three days I am now compelled to reach for the other books in [...]

By | 2018-02-11T21:43:19+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Book Reviews|0 Comments