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The Prayer of Jabez for Teens (Breakthrough Series)
Short, fast read. To the point. Good book for teens. Well, for anyone. Love the message and the prayer: Here it is:

"Oh, that you would bless me indeed...more
Apr 05, 2011
Apr 06, 2011
Ok, I read the reviews and was sucked in. When will I learn? The premise was interesting: a small town where the town's founders made a pact that fore...more
Jul 14, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Well, a short eval simply won't do here. I was caught up in the Christmas bookstore hype about this series. A look at Amazon told me that I was gonna...more
Dec 26, 2010
Dec 11, 2010
The Murderer's Daughters
Well, Meyers hooked me from Sentence 1: "I wasn't surprised when Momma asked me to save her life." Meyers quickly puts the reader into the tragic live...more
Feb 13, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
The Bridges of Madison County
**spoiler alert** Ok, I am a sucker for a short romance. But the irony just oozes from this story. The adult children learn of their mother's venue in...more
not set
Jan 28, 2011
Julia's Chocolates. Cathy Lamb
Ok, I've read the other reviews of this book on Goodreads. Thank heavens I did not read the negative reviews before I read the book. I picked up the b...more
Sep 2009
Dec 10, 2010
Appalachian Justice
Just started this one. Found it by accident on Goodreads and the reviews are great. Also the Amazon reader reviews are 5-star as well. So here goes......more
Aug 04, 2011
May 09, 2011
To Kill a Mockingbird
Book is way better than the movie, but the movie was great......with Gregory Peck. I tried to read this book with my older son the summer he was readi...more
Aug 2008
Dec 04, 2010
Henry's Sisters
Love love love this author. This book was a deviation from Cathy Lamb's other books that are more about women and their problems. This was about women...more
May 2010
Dec 12, 2010
Ultimate Dilemma: Forgive Me Lord
Reign *
I tried. I really tried to like this book. It read more like a sermon from a minister to ministers in training about personal problems. You can read t...more
Oct 13, 2011
Sep 22, 2011
Showdown (Paradise, #1)
Been a while since I read this. Dekker is an author that I have to take in short bursts. Dekker's novels are always fantasy, semi-horror, paranormal,...more
Jan 2009
Jan 01, 2011
Divine Alignment
I guess your rating of a book depends to great degree on the timing of its coming into your life. I have been aware of Godwinks for quite some time an...more
Feb 12, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
Pictures of Hollis Woods
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with...more
Aug 2010
Dec 12, 2010
The Priest's Graveyard
Dekker's newest release is not the dark, religious/supernatural weird mix he usually writes. This was only a little dark, with some funny thrown in fo...more
Jun 25, 2011
Jun 22, 2011
Happy Beginnings: How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother
I guess I was expecting a "novel" but got a diary/journal instead. The author is blindsided by her LCS (lying, cheating, scumbag) husband after two ch...more
Jan 28, 2012
Oct 05, 2011
Open Season (Joe Pickett, #1)
A different kind of book for me. Yeah yeah, it is a mystery, but written by a country boy about a country boy. Did not think I would like it, but pick...more
Jan 2010
Dec 12, 2010
My Ántonia
In addition to my commitment to read 26 books in 2011, I am also committed to read several classics. I dont know what they are yet, but the first is t...more
not set
Feb 13, 2011
Holes (Holes, #1)
I'm giving this little book a 3 rating until i go back and re-read it. I know I missed some foreshadowing and want to give it another chance. This is...more
Dec 18, 2010
Dec 19, 2010
Gods in Alabama
This is the first book I have read by this author. It was recommended to me by a Goodreads friend. Actually, I had just found this book at Goodwill an...more
Nov 18, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
Read this in the 80's when I went through my science fiction stage. A classic indeed.

Also read a lot of E.B. White and Isaac Asimov during this time....more
Jan 1982
Dec 04, 2010
The Enemy We Know (A Letty Whittaker 12 Step Mystery #1)
This is a GREAT book by a new author. I read the reviews on GR and Amazon, and decided to give this book a try. Ordered it on Kindle and had it in my...more
Jan 31, 2012
May 31, 2011
Fahrenheit 451
I gave it 5 stars for enduring the test of time and for having an oh-so-great message. But damn, how hard to get through. Worth the read however. Prob...more
Jan 1998
Dec 04, 2010
The Tale of Despereaux
Excellent book to read to little ones at bedtime. A chapter a night. Picked this up at Barnes and Noble as a diversion from the heavy stuff I was read...more
Jun 24, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
Sweetheart (Gretchen Lowell, #2)
Bought this for almost-free at the grocery-story-table-o-books-sale in the frozen aisle. How weird is that??? I figure they were left overs from all t...more
not set
Sep 16, 2011
The Last Time I Was Me
Another great book from Cathy Lamb. I adore this author. Perhaps this is what I need to read for my personal life at the moment. I just know that this...more
Sep 2009
Dec 10, 2010
The Remains
The book could have been a 4-star, but, honestly, I was amazed at the large number of grammatical errors in the book. A lot of pronoun usage errors. W...more
Jun 2011
Jan 01, 2011
The Husband
This is a typical Koontz thriller, chosen from among my many books in the closet during the 5 days we were without electricity. I was hoping it was no...more
Jul 08, 2012
Dec 10, 2010
The Postcard Killers
Typically good Patterson read. He is a formula writer who early on in his career figured out the "formula" for a best seller and repeats that same for...more
Jun 23, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
Cold Fire
I got into a Koontz reading jag. All his books are a little weird, but a good deviation from the typical "normal" thriller. He's got a warped mind. A...more
Jan 1996
Nov 26, 2010
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
FANTASTIC! What a marvelous mind the author has. This is one of the only books that I have read in which the movie is just as good as the book.
Jan 2005
Dec 04, 2010
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