Showing posts from September, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Woodrow The White House Mouse by Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes

WOODROW THE WHITE HOUSE MOUSE by Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes Little Patriot Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-59698-788-3 Picture Book Grades K-5 Reviewed from copy received for blog tour. All opinions expressed are solely my own. ABOUT THE BOOK Woodrow G. Washingtail is back and ready to get to work as Commander-in-Cheese of the United Mice of America! A follow-up to Woodrow for President , Woodrow, the White House Mouse teaches children about the presidency, as well as the art, architecture and history of the White House. Written and illustrated by the bestselling and award-winning duo, Peter and Cheryl Barnes, Woodrow, the White House Mouse delights and amuses children as they learn about everything from inauguration day and the president’s duties to the Easter egg roll and the East Wing. Perfect for kids 5-8 years old, children will be educated and entertained as President Washingtail and his family work and play in the greatest mouse house of all. REVIEW

BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: The Serpent's Ring by H. B. Bolton

THE SERPENT'S RING The Relics of Mysticus, #1 by H. B. Bolton Paperback, 2012 ISBN13: 9781478332572 Middle Grade Fantasy Grades 3-6 Copy received from author for blog tour. All opinions expressed are solely my own. ABOUT THE BOOK   Evan and Claire Jones are typical teenagers, forced to go with their parents to yet another boring museum ... that is, until something extraordinary happens to make their day a little more than interesting. After following a strange little creature into a closed exhibit, Evan and his older sister, Claire, discover the Serpent’s Ring, one of the magical relics formed from the shattered Mysticus Orb. Purely by accident, they have awakened its powers and opened a portal to Sagaas, land of ancient gods. Before the siblings can comprehend what has happened, the Serpent’s Ring is wrenched from Evan’s hand by an enormous bird and flown back to Aegir, the Norse god of the sea. Evan and Claire, accompanied by a band of unlikely h

BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: Forsaken by Kristen Day

FORSAKEN a Daughters of the Sea novel by Kristen Day ISBN: 9780615672656 YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Grades 8 and up Reviewed from e-copy received from author. All opinions expressed are solely my own. ABOUT THE BOOK Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you… Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her. Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity. Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘distur

BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: Tears Water the Seeds of Hope by Kim Tews

TEARS WATER THE SEEDS OF HOPE: A Journey Across Three Continents ~ From the American Dream to Fulfillment and Joy by Kim Tews CrossHouse Publishing, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-61315-027-6 Inspirational Nonfiction ABOUT THE BOOK Tears Water the Seeds of Hope is the inspiring true story of a Midwest husband and wife that become disenchanted with the relentless pursuit of the American Dream and embark on a journey that spans six countries and redefines their values and lives. The story begins in a small town in Wisconsin and weaves its way through South and Central America as the couple gathers an army of supporters and establishes an organization to save the lives of children in the end stages of starvation in eastern Guatemala. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kim Tews was raised in Madison, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Economics. She and husband, Randy, pursued careers in real estate before beginning mission work together in Ecuador, Sou

Christian Bookshelf Reviews: Interview & Giveaway! Rachelle McCalla ~ Author of...

Christian Bookshelf Reviews: Interview & Giveaway! Rachelle McCalla ~ Author of... : Today,  Rachelle McCalla , the author of many books including the Reclaiming the Crown  series (which I love!), is stopping by for an inter...

BLOG TOUR w/ GIVEAWAY: Fall of Eden by Michele Poague

FALL OF EDEN The Healing Crystal Trilogy by Michele Poague iUniverse, 2011 ISBN: 978-1-4620-1306-7 Adult/YA Science Fiction Grades 9 and up Reviewed from copy received from author for blog tour. All opinions expressed are solely my own. ABOUT THE BOOK Myths are but shadows of a greater truth. What is the Healing Crystal and who is the rightful heir? Is it a religious object or a powerful weapon? Does it belong to a fallen line of kings or to the colonists of Survin? Should its fate be left in the hands of the young and inexperienced Kairma or to Narvin, the last descendent of a line of kings? Kairma holds the Crystal and believes she will become the next leader of Survin, while her younger sister Kinter, believes she, not Kairma, is the rightful heir. Narvin believes the Healing Crystal is the Star of Genesis, a powerful relic his ancestors have been seeking for centuries. Determined to possess the object that will return him to his glory, Narvin is un

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Autumn Winds by Charlotte Hubbard

AUTUMN WINDS by Charlotte Hubbard Zebra, 2012 ISBN: 9781420121704 Adult Christian Fiction ABOUT THE BOOK The leaves are falling and there’s a chill in the air in Willow Ridge, Missouri, the quaint, quiet Amish town where love, loyalty, and faith in the Old Ways are about to be put to the test ...   Autumn Winds Winds of change are blowing through Willow Ridge, and they’re bringing a stranger to the Sweet Seasons Bakery. At first, widowed Miriam Lantz has misgivings about Ben Hooley, a handsome but rootless traveling blacksmith. But as she gets to know the kind-hearted newcomer, she wonders if his arrival was providential. Perhaps she could find love again—if only there weren’t so many obstacles in the way. With Bishop Knepp relentlessly pursuing her hand in marriage and the fate of her beloved café at stake, Miriam must listen to God and her heart to find the happiness she longs for and the love she deserves. ABOUT THE AUTHOR I’ve called Misso

Christian Bookshelf Reviews: Review & Giveaway! The Captain's Courtship by Regi...

Christian Bookshelf Reviews: Review & Giveaway! The Captain's Courtship by Regi... : The Captain's Courtship by Regina Scott Love Inspired Historical / 2012 Find on:  Amazon , Christianbook ,  Goodreads About the ...

BLOG TOUR: Benotripia: The Rescue by McKenzie Wagner

BENOTRIPIA: THE RESCUE by McKenzie Wagner Sweetwater Books, 2012 ISBN: 978-1-4621-1014-8 Middle Grade Fantasy Grades 3-6 Reviewed from copy provided by publisher for blog tour. All opinions expressed are solely my own. ABOUT THE BOOK When her mother---the ruler of Benotripia---goes missing, Roseabelle knows she'll need the help of her best friends and their combined powers to survive the perilous journey ahead of her, rescue her mother, and save Benotripia! Written by a young author, this exciting adventure story pulls you into a true fantasy world. A suspenseful and addicting read! ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mckenzie Wagner is eleven years of age and has adored reading since she was four years old. Her love of books inspired her to write a book of her own and she completed the first book of “The Magic Wall Series”, “The Magic Meadow and the Golden Locket” at the early age seven and the second book “The Blue Lagoon and the Magic Coin” shortly hereafter. She has now e

MMGM: Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

THREE TIMES LUCKY by Sheila Turnage Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8037-3670-2 Middle Grade Historical Fiction Grades 3-6 Reviewed from purchased copy. A hilarious Southern debut with the kind of characters you meet once in a lifetime Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes someday to find her "upstream mother," she's found a home with the Colonel--a café owner with a forgotten past of his own--and Miss Lana, the fabulous café hostess. She will protect those she loves with every bit of her strong will and tough attitude. So when a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth in hopes of saving the only family Mo has ever known. Full

BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: The Grimm Chronicles by Isabella Fontaine & Ken Brosky

  Welcome to the Grimm Chronicles Book Tour presented by I.O. Book Tours. THE GRIMM CHRONICLES, VOL 1 by Isabella Fontaine, Ken Brosky Brew City Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-1478288633 Grades 7 and up Copy received as part of book tour. All opinions expressed are solely my own. ABOUT THE BOOK  200 years ago, the Brothers Grimm unleashed their stories upon the world. Literally. Now the characters of the Grimms' stories walk among us. With every day that passes, they grow more evil. They are the Corrupted, and only a hero can stop them. For 18-year-old Alice Goodenough, that means taking precious time off from her summer vacation. In addition to volunteering at the local library, Alice must stop the Corrupted who are now actively hunting her down. With the help of her magic pen and her trusty rabbit friend, the world has suddenly gotten a lot more complex. The Corrupted are everywhere, and only Alice can see them for what they truly are. This book contai