Life long friends reaching menopause and willing to do what it takes to find that fountain of youth. I loved the main characters, Elise and Hat. TheseLife long friends reaching menopause and willing to do what it takes to find that fountain of youth. I loved the main characters, Elise and Hat. These two ladies are comical. They get more than what they bargained for when trying out the younger life style. Hat and Elise took a road trip to a small town in Indiana, Elise's birthplace. Exploring this small town, Elise finds out her childhood was not exactly as she remembered it. Meeting new friends, these two ladies take an unbelievable journey of love, abuse, and tranquility. A must read for anyone reaching the change of life milestone and determined to not go down without a fight. Humorous, heartfelt and determination. A must read! ...more
The copy of the book I read was Cathedral of the Sea. It is the english version. Loving historical fiction, this book did not disappoint! The fast pacThe copy of the book I read was Cathedral of the Sea. It is the english version. Loving historical fiction, this book did not disappoint! The fast paced action and well created characters make the Journey heart felt, loving, hate, and power seeking. Arnau, one of the main characters, was born to an arranged marriage couple. His mother was taken from their home by the king when Arnau was just an infant. Under the rule of the king she had to nurse the infants. When Arnau's father found out the baby was abandoned under the rule of the king, he kidnapped his son. Arnau and his father exiled to the city of Barcelona. It was a tough journey for Arnau and his father Bernat. But through faith and determination giving up was not an option. I loved the historical aspect of the story. The way of life in the 1300s was amazing. A must read for historical fiction lovers! ...more
As an avid book reader and reviewer I often thought of writing a book. I just didn't have the confidence in myself or the knowledge of how to even begAs an avid book reader and reviewer I often thought of writing a book. I just didn't have the confidence in myself or the knowledge of how to even begin publishing a book. I needed encouragement and help! So I got busy, set up a goal for myself and dove feet first into the web to find my answers.
Upon reading Susan E. Bartons very first line of her eBook, How to Write, Publish and Market Your eBook, I knew I found the encouragement and direction I needed on how to accomplish my goal. There are so many options to think about when starting a book, for instance, fiction, non-fiction, genre, adult, and young adult to name a few. As a prospective writer I had so many ideas bumping around in my head that turned into a whirlwind of misdirection, and I needed direction! Not only the task of planning my book, but there’s the task of writing to editing to eventually marketing.
This is an inspiring book that takes you from choosing a topic to marketing. Not only is it inspiring,it is jam packed with tips and advice to make your goal of an accomplished writer a success. Being an accomplished writer herself, Susan E. Barton takes her skill and experience to another level and teaches the novice writer how to achieve success. Each chapter is carefully written with the novice in mind. From her first line “Of course you can write a book!” to the last, I was inspired and encouraged. This is a great reference eBook to have it in your collection. A must read!...more
Going on a vacation to another country to visit relatives is so exciting. Experiencing and learning about a different culture other than your own is sGoing on a vacation to another country to visit relatives is so exciting. Experiencing and learning about a different culture other than your own is something I find interesting and would love to do someday. Rumi, the main character in the book Butterfly Season by Natasha Ahmed, is a vivacious young woman eager to experience all life can give. While visiting her sister in England, Rumi is released into a world different from her own, and away from her strict upbringing. When Rumi and her sister Juveria lost both of their parents, Juveria was already married and Rumi was the only one left at home. Rumi went to live with her uncle in Pakistan. Her uncle is a Pakistani conservative. Even though Juveria, Rumi’s sister, lives in England, it amazes people how she is still a conservative Pakistani. On the other hand, Rumi, living in Pakistan, is very liberal and comfortable living in the western world Mahira, Rumi’s best friend in England, and her husband Faizan, invited her and Faizan’s friend Ahad to dinner and that’s where Rumi’s world was turned upside down! Ahad is a handsome successful gentleman that enjoys the company of beautiful ladies. Rumi was smitten by Ahads charm. The dinner party was a success. Everyone had a great time. Rumi really did like Ahad, but knew it was forbidden to date without a chaperone according to Pakistani tradition and this would displease her sister. Ahad just could not get Rumi out of his mind. Being quite the ladies’ man with a reputation on liking a certain type of woman; Ahad could not understand his own feelings. What is it about this girl? She is young and Pakistani! Ahad and Rumi had several dates. Each date made her have a strong desire to be with him. I love the way the author made me believe in this relationship. These two people were from two different worlds and having different values but were destined to be together. Rumi was a little nervous the relationship was moving way to fast and she was unclear about how Ahad felt. This book kept me turning pages wanting to know how Rumi would handle all the tough situations she had to face if she was to date Ahad. How was she to deal with her family that tries to force her into unthinkable Pakistani conservative ways? Was she to move on in life and be willing to accept her family’s humiliation due to her behavior? Could two people from two different worlds be able to withstand all the pressures life has to give? Not only is this a great story I love the way the characters are true to life. I would recommend reading this book if you love romance and mystery. The message this book gives is “we’re not so different. At the end of the day, we have so much common ground.” I would love to see a series made from this story....more
Carried Forward By Hope, Book 6 of The Bregdan Chronicles series, by Ginny Dye begins with the ending of the Civil war in America and the soldiers retCarried Forward By Hope, Book 6 of The Bregdan Chronicles series, by Ginny Dye begins with the ending of the Civil war in America and the soldiers returning home to find their families. It is the year 1865. After the war ended the beloved President Lincoln freed the slaves in the south and had great plans to move the country forward. Unfortunately the great president was assassinated and suddenly the people acquired a new president to take his place. It didn't take long before the people realized this president didn't have the same ideals as their past leader and the country would have a difficult time in trying to heal. Ginny Dye is a great historian and story teller. I love her characters in this book. I feel like a part of their family and want them to thrive and achieve their goals of reconstructing their lives and help the freedmen and people of the south that were defeated after the war. I have learned how people must have felt going through the hard times of despair and pain, mentally, as well as physically. This is a story of people, men and women, black and white, northerners and southerners. This was a time when freedmen wanted their rights and women wanted to vote and the haters of course making this virtually impossible. Love, passion, romance, hate, despair, cruelty and happiness will rip through you while reading this wonderfully written book. I suggest you get a copy of the first books in this series. I am looking forward to book #7 (Glimmers of Change)! ...more
the story kept me in suspense. could not wait to see what happened next. sweet innocent Kit trying to rid her horrible abuse as a child and gets involthe story kept me in suspense. could not wait to see what happened next. sweet innocent Kit trying to rid her horrible abuse as a child and gets involved in events beyond her control. cant wait to read the next book!...more
I enjoyed the history of this book. I am from Lafayette and fish at Lake Martin often and know the areas she mentioned. The story line was enough to kI enjoyed the history of this book. I am from Lafayette and fish at Lake Martin often and know the areas she mentioned. The story line was enough to keep me reading but I feel writing It in first person made it a little boring at times. I think this is the authors first book. I would read another of her books....more