Are you one of those that at least reconsiders that there might be more out there... "something" different, "something" not everyone can see with thei...moreAre you one of those that at least reconsiders that there might be more out there... "something" different, "something" not everyone can see with their eyes?
The story is centered around Camilla, a 44 year old woman. She’s a medium and she has experienced her first spirit encounter when she was 16. It is the spirit of her grandmother that brings her to Rosehill, a place that hides many dark secrets…secrets she has to reveal! “You will find more civilization in this house than you could ever wish to find anywhere else. Believe me, you’re meant to live here. You have so much to learn about your life and it all starts here in ROSEHILL.” Camilla is one strong lady, however she’s having difficulties in finding new friends, because being a medium is usually considered by many as "not normal".
Marcus is the local vicar and someone who’s willing to get to know Camilla better. Soon their friendship develops into a romantic relationship. However, their true and deep feelings don’t change the fact they have different beliefs. “He communicates with God, she communicates with the dead”. Is it possible for such a relationship to work out? I really enjoyed "Discovery at Rosehill". Mrs Brown managed to create an original and very interesting story with romance/mystery/paranormal elements. I also loved how things were developing, the gradually built up tension and the twist at the end which took me completely by surprise! I think Mrs Brown created lovely characters to which readers can relate, though they might not believe in spirits and ghosts. As for the main character, Camilla, I am fascinated by her. She’s strong and independent, and well aware of her powers which she treats like a gift, not a curse. She knows what her purpose in life is and is completely devoted to it - helping others, friends or strangers, even angry spirits who can’t cross over.
Though it’s a fiction book, it really felt too real! But then again, it’s not really easy to say when reality ends and fiction begins, right? (less)
Wow, what a story! Winscott & Associates is one of the largest and most successful accounting firms in Arizona. Five years ago the partners have vo...moreWow, what a story! Winscott & Associates is one of the largest and most successful accounting firms in Arizona. Five years ago the partners have voted and have chosen Olin as a managing partner. This is probably the biggest mistake they've made in their lives...a mistake that will shatter their comfortable positions at the Firm and maybe even endanger their reputation and lives! Olin is cruel, lying, arrogant bastard..but he's always been that way. Everyone at the Firm is familiar with the fact he is manipulating people, especially women, offering promotions and a partnership in exchange for sex. Five years ago, just prior to settling as a managing partner, he found the "wrong" victim - Audra Tanner. Cruel, powerful, rich, man with insatiable libidos, mistresses, ex-wife's, rape, murder..this story has it all! Five years ago Audra was raped by Olin... Five years ago they've all heard her screams but neither of them helped her. Five years she waited for the right moment to destroy "The Elite" and this time they are all going to pay! While reading the blurb of the book I assumed this story will be centered around Audra, but I must admit I was tricked (in a good way of course). Ashley Fontainne created a complex thriller with many interwoven stories. Each of her characters tells a story explaining their relationship with Olin, revealing a bit of Olin's nasty and cruel nature. I must admit I was fascinated by this! Ashley created a profound thriller that will grab you from the very first page! I don't think I ever hated a book character that much in my life, but it's not because Olin was not well developed...on the contrary, he feels too real and it seems all evil is placed in him. I really love Ashley's writing style and her knowledge in human psychology. This sure is a book that deserves to be made into a TV series or a movie. Speaking of movies I already thought which actor could play Olin..
If you're looking for a fast paced read, with action/mystery/thriller elements, this is the PERFECT read for you. The author is currently working on the sequel and I am really looking forward to reading it. Finally I would like to thank the author for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.(less)
Bull at the Gate is a warm contemporary read full of romance, passion and magic! Alexander "Bull" McKinley is a corporate shark and ruthless when it co...moreBull at the Gate is a warm contemporary read full of romance, passion and magic! Alexander "Bull" McKinley is a corporate shark and ruthless when it comes to business. However, this young and attractive capitalist will have a hard time persuading the villagers of Bower Magna to give up their inheritance, The Fairy Gate. The Fairy Gate is the oldest part of the village and it's very significant for the locals. There is an interesting story behind it, according to which the Gate was built by Fairies and if destroyed, bad luck will befall the village and all its inhabitants. A myth? Superstition? Whatever it is, the locals are not giving up on it, and strongly protest the idea of destroying the Gate for the purpose of building some modern apartments. Dee Ashman, a local girl is the toughest of them all. To her and her grandmother the Gate is a symbol, their identity and Dee is determined to stop Alex in his intentions. And everything would be fine if she didn't start falling for this "calculating, ruthless, intolerant, judgmental" businessman. You know that Paula Abdul's song, "Opposites Attract"? Yes, the song is old but Paula couldn't be more right about this, at least when it comes to Dee and Alex. Will Dee and Alex change the history of the village or create their own history?
I really enjoyed this book! It's one of those books that will warm your heart and make you believe in magic! Dee and Alex are both strong, tough characters and it was such a fun reading their dialogues, and I really enjoyed all the passion (and tension) between them. Mrs Jones managed to create equally strong hero and heroine, something I rarely see in books. Despite the fact that at times Alex seemed ruthless, I really liked him. I especially loved the relationship between him and Charlotte, his 7 year old daughter. I also loved the story about the Gate and it's mysterious powers. Overall, I definitely recommend this book to all romance lovers, and I'm looking forward to reading more from Mrs Jones. (less)
"If you have something precious and fragile and you keep it locked away like a little plant trying to grow into the darkness, well, it'll die and you...more "If you have something precious and fragile and you keep it locked away like a little plant trying to grow into the darkness, well, it'll die and your secret will turn into regret. Love needs to be in the light of day. A secret love will eat itself and die, or eat your heart and kill you."
This is a story of a 35 year old woman, Eilidh, who's life is torn to pieces. After many attempts to have a baby, she and her husband Tom finally succeeded. She waited for so long to feel that joy, to feel those little kicks of the new life that is growing inside of her. Yet, she was not destined to have that baby. Shortly after the miscarriage, she finds out that her husband Tom is cheating on her, and that's when she decides..she needs a new life! A new life away of the painful memories, away from the failures. She is off to Glen Avich, this little place in Scotland she used to live when her mom and dad had marriage problems. There, she is reconnected with Jamie, once a friend..but could it be she is starting to grow feelings for him? Both Jamie and Eilidh have been very unfortunate in their love life, and they have both lost faith in love. But Destiny has plans for them,plans they are both not even aware of. Even when it seems everything is lost, help can come from the most extraordinary places!
Oh, I don't think I will ever be able to express with words how much I enjoyed this book! Maybe if you were able to see the river of tears I cried while reading it, you could understand me. Eilidh is such a loveable character, so unfortunate, yet so strong. I could be Eilidh.. Every woman could be Eilidh! It was really easy to relate to her, and to feel the pain she is going through. But oh no..you won't be sorry for her, you will admire her! She is a fighter, someone you would love to be your best friend or a relative. I look up to her, for her strength to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and head towards a new life. For even when the womb is empty and the heart is broken, hope is the last to leave. Make sure you never let it go, because When you let go off hope, you have nothing!
"Watch over me" is a debut novel by fantastic Daniela Sacerdoti. Funny, but while reading it, I didn't have the impression this is the FIRST book Daniela has written. I absolutely enjoyed every single page of it! By all means Daniela is a talented storyteller and someone that will surely conquer your hearts! Finally I would like to thank Daniela and her publisher for sending me a copy of this book. It surely is a diamond I am going to keep forever!(less)
I've said this lots of times, but I'm going to say it again. I just love chick lit books and stories about rockstars. George Fraser has her own caterin...moreI've said this lots of times, but I'm going to say it again. I just love chick lit books and stories about rockstars. George Fraser has her own catering company Finger Foods, of which she's very proud of. Yes, George is a female, and that's short for Georgina. She's a 34 year old woman, very mature and organized, but I guess life taught her to be that way. Everything in her life changes one day when she's offered to cater for Quinn Blake's after show party. Quinn is surely an outstanding specimen of masculine perfection! He's handsome, hot, super famous and of course, stalked by women constantly. Though George is really trying to stay professional, Quinn seems to have other plans. For how long will she be able to resist his charm? Is it possible that someone as hot and famous as Quinn could be after someone as George? She's gorgeous of course, but she's not a celebrity, so are there any chances for such a relationship to work out? Well, things will get complicated and some parts of their personal history will be revealed. This is actually the part of the story that I couldn't predict. A twist you definitely won't see coming! Some say chick lit can be predictable to a certain extant. However, that's not the case with Strings Attached, believe me! I've heard great things about this book, and I must admit I was expecting a fun and lighthearted read. But the story of Quinn and George is BEYOND everything I thought it would be! The passion, that intense chemistry between George and Quinn, is something that will grab you from the start. I really liked both main characters, but (of course, I am a woman;) I ABSOLUTELY LOVED Quinn. He is definitely a character you won't be able to forget. The normal girl meets a super celebrity - sounds almost like a modern version of Cinderella. :) As for Mrs Baggot's writing style, I'm really fascinated by it and I'm pretty amazed how she managed to keep things between her hero and heroine so intense and interesting. And most importantly, I really CAN'T wait to read more from her. (less)
A friend of mine recently said it's darn hard to review books you absolutely loved! I agreed, however to be completely honest with you, it's been a wh...moreA friend of mine recently said it's darn hard to review books you absolutely loved! I agreed, however to be completely honest with you, it's been a while since I felt that way about a book. It's been a while since a book left me absolutely speechless! But now, after reading "Dear Dee" I feel like whatever I would say about this AMAZING book, I won't be able to truly and appropriately present to you this terrific read. It's like my brain is really really struggling to write a coherent sentence, while all I want to say is OH MY DEAR GOD! FABULOUS..AMAZING..MESMERIZING! But I know you want to hear more, so I am going to try although I know there is no way possible to describe with words my fascination over this book!
"As a work of fiction this leans on the truth. It is said that truth is stranger than fiction. It is also less kind. But in life who knows what is true and where the fiction starts"
Jacqueline Ann was the perfect baby when she came to this world, the perfect daughter to John and Nickii Tolley and the perfect sister to Claire. However 30 years later she is a shadow of all she once was. She is no longer the open, affection and fun loving kid. She is no longer "Kee", what her parents once used to call her. Now she is someone who is "ill", mentally unstable, mood changing, unpredictable, disappearing many times from home. Does she even have a home? Though, (Thank God) I have not experienced what this family is going through I can't help but notice..it's something that some family out there maybe is experiencing. While reading this book, once again you will realize the true values of life and family. You will cry over this family's pain, sympathize with them, maybe even feel angry at life. But one thing is for sure, you will "feel" every written word. This a story of a family who is trying to cope with a mental illness. A story of someone who is struggling to get her own life back! A story of winning... losing... accepting... and moving on. A story about LIFE!
Though this is her debut novel, I must say Sue did an excellent work! I love her writing style full of emotions. She is by all means not just an excellent storyteller, but also someone who understands humans psychology well. I feel privileged to be her Associate Reader at loveahappyending.com. To find out more about this amazingly talented debut author and her book, visit her page http://loveahappyending.com/sue-uden/ (less)
Melissa is a 40 and something year old and just caught her husband cheating on her. The man whom she was married to for more than a decade and whom sh...moreMelissa is a 40 and something year old and just caught her husband cheating on her. The man whom she was married to for more than a decade and whom she thought was the love of her life. Angry, hurt, disappointed, she decides she needs a new life far from LA and Brett-the son-of-a-bitch who broke her heart. So bye bye LA - hello New York!!! She moves in with her friend and finds a job at trendsetter. com as a journalist. It's not a job she is crazy about, but she needs every buck to get on her feet. But when you least expect it, chances appear. Only this time, the stake is high. Being single at 40, even in NY, is not easy. So she decides to try online dating..and that's when the craziness starts. Dating all kinds of people, mostly weirdos, she starts writing down her "dating adventures" (more like her dating catastrophes) and publishing them in the New York Beacon. Each time hoping she would find Mr Right for her, could it be that Mr Right was already in her life? Torn between her hard drive and the real life, Melissa is going to tell you a story you will never forget.
Ok, this looks like me while reading the book
I can't remember laughing so much while reading a book! Melissa's adventures are surely something I will never forget. She is funny, young spirited, totally lovable character. And of course...the romance! I try not to say much, because I really don't want to spoil it for you, but I will only say YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK! 'Tales From My Hard Drive' is surely the funniest, wittiest romance story I have read in my life! Don't believe me? Well see it for yourself, but let me warn you,don't read it at night...you will laugh so hard you will wake up the whole neighborhood! I would like to thank the author for sending me a copy of this LOVELY book. She is amazingly talented and the humor is so fresh. I really love her writing style and yes..can't praise the book enough! So what are you waiting for? Get your copy of this fab book now!(less)
„Играта претставува метафора за нашиот живот низ кој пловиме, а ние сме играчите кои превземаат правилни или погрешни потези, и аналогно на тоа, сноса...more„Играта претставува метафора за нашиот живот низ кој пловиме, а ние сме играчите кои превземаат правилни или погрешни потези, и аналогно на тоа, сносат последици на тие свои одлуки. Колку подобро ги познаваме правилата на играта, подобро егзистираме во играта - животот. Животот е игра - одиграј ја!“
„Губат само оние кои не играат“ е првата книга на Д.Р. Гилберт, авторот кој ме воодушеви со своите книги и со експлицитниот и едноставен пристап кон објаснувањето на поимите како - лидерство, трговија, продажба, комуникација. Зад овој звучен псевдоним се крие Драгиша Ристовски, човек кој сака да свири гитара во слободно време, да ужива во благодетите на семејниот живот - но и човек кој на вистинскиот начин ги научил правилата и тајните на себереализирањето.
Иако ова е негова прва книга, она кое ќе го читате во книгата воопшто нема да ви наликува на обид за литературно творештво. Напротив, вие ќе имате чувство како да ги читате најдлабоките мудрости и тајни на еден искусен бизнис - гуру.
Но, ајде веќе да започнам со анализа на ова дело... Дојдени сме на овој свет, влезени сме во оваа игра, за да го покажеме најдоброто од нас. И најголемиот талент останува да биде само тоа - талент... доколку тој не се надградува постојано и доколку не вложуваме максимален труд во себеси. Како би реагирале кога би ви кажала дека само 5% од вашиот успех отпаѓа на вашиот талент? Некои би негодувале, а некои пак би се запрашале што е со останатите 95% потребни за исполнување на некоја цел, т.е. за успешна реализација. Тогаш за оние кои се прашуваат - одговорот е многу едноставен. Останатите 95%, оние клучните за постигнување на било каков успех, на било кое поле, независно од вашиот талент и моментални способности отпаѓа на ТРУДОТ. Трудот и посветеноста на една идеја, или со јазикот на авторот - вклучувањето во играта со сите Вам расположливи средства и потенцијали е клучот кој ви го гарантира успехот.
Максимално уживав во делово! Она кое најмногу ми се допадна е што книгава навистина може да се користи како прирачник т.е. помагало за мотивација и напредување и е наменета за секој човек без разлика на неговата професија. Се надевам доволно кажав, за барем малку да ви претставам за какво дело се работи. Навистина, најтешко е да се даде анализа на вакви дела - не станува збор за белетристика во која има главни ликови и интриги. Па добро... подобро би било да кажам дека единствениот јунак околу коj нештата ќе се одвиваат сте вие самите. Читајте и уживајте во книгава.
Почувствувајте го позитивниот набој на енергијата присутна во нејзините страници... Играјте ја играта на животот! Играјте фер и бидете почитувани заради она што сте. Немојте да бидете пасивен набљудувач на нештата и не дозволувајте им на другите да го креаираат вашиот живот. Препознајте го потенцијалот во вас и искористете го максимално во остварувањето на своите цели. Играјте и уживајте во плодовите на својата игра! (less)
Бидете спокојни, надежта е тука...сублимирана во некои 130-тина с...moreВодач или следбеник?
Фантазер или лидер?
Се сметате ли просечни во она кое го работите?
Бидете спокојни, надежта е тука...сублимирана во некои 130-тина страници јасен и разбирлив текст кој ќе ве натера да ги препознаете вашите потенцијали.
Погледнете го насловот на самата книга сега.
Тој вели "ЛИДЕРОТ Е ВО ВАС", не вели "Лидерот во вас". Ова е доволно за да разберете дека мудриот избор на зборови јасно укажува на ставот на авторот кој ќе ве следи до крајот на делото. Лидерот е веќе во вас, во секој од вас... тоа е констатација! Самиот наслов, совршен во секој јазичен смисол, не ви дава простор да се замислите врз веродостојноста на зборовите. Не ви дава можност да се поколебате и замислите дали книгава е за вас. Самиот наслов ве тера себеси да се препознаете во книгава, да разберете дека тој Лидер веќе постои во вас самите но вие треба да го препознаете и да му дозволите да дојде до израз.
Која е сржта на сите нешта? Почетокот од кој нештата настануваат? Идејата! Секојдневно, нашите умови се режисери на безброј филмови кои ги создаваме поттикнати од она што се случува, од нашите желби, но и стравови. И секојдневно, доаѓаме до илјадници идеи, за волја на вистината не секогаш брилијантни... но тук-таму ќе признаете, знае да провее и по некоја прекрасна идеја од која би можеле да имаме бенефит и ние, но и нашата средина. Сепак, мал е бројот на оние кој ја задржува оваа идеја, размислувајќи и медитирајќи доволно над истата и кристализрајќи ја во една единствена цел должна на нашето 100% внимание.
Тој мал број на луѓе кои остануваат верни на својата оригинална идеја и го впрегнуваат сето свое знаење и искуство за материјализирање на истата се Лидерите. Но, дефинирањето на поимот Лидер воопшто не е лесно. Постојат толку многу фактори од кои зависи дали една личност е Лидер во моментот или не, но клучното на кое авторот наведува, е дека како и сите други вештини кои се учат со текот на времето низ усовршување и самонадградување, така и Лидерството е вештина! И во оваа изјава лежи надежта за големиот број просечни, па дури и потпросечни луѓе. Низ бројни примери, авторот ќе ви покаже како дури и оние со скромно образование, но со непоколеблив и истраен дух, успеале да се издигнат над просекот и вивнат во височините.
Прекрасно и поучно дело во кое ќе читате за тоа како да ги препознаете и развиете клучните карактеристики кои еден Лидер треба да ги поседува, како да изградите тим на соработници со кои ќе ја делите вашата највисока визија, како да бидете исполнети и среќни уживајќи во плодовите на сопствениот труд... и најпосле како да го завземете тронот во вашата средина здобивајќи го епитетот Лидер. Фантастично дело кое ќе биде ваш учител, пријател и патоказ додека го освојувате светот полн предизвици. Неверојатна синтеза на мудри и практични чекори кои ќе ви помогнат во исполнување на сништата и себереализирањето.(less)