Category Archives: Book REVIEWS

My Book Review of Christmas with the Vampire: A Heartblaze Novelette

Christmas with the Vampire: A Heartblaze Novelette by Shay Roberts My rating: 5 of 5 stars Enjoyable Holiday Read This short story was a fun way to warm my cold winter reading. It honestly reflected both the cheer and melancholy of Christmas. The supernatural elements gave an old world edge on the modern day tale. I loved Augustin. The traditions

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My Book Review of The Prince and the Troll (Faraway collection)

The Prince and the Troll by Rainbow Rowell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow – An Enchanting Modern Fairy Tale This was a profound story. A modern fairy tale that made me laugh, filled me with sadness, and was thought-provoking. The imagery was as powerful as the connection between the characters. There was a darkness and a hope to

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My Book Review of Pushing Up Daisies

Pushing Up Daisies by Katherine Hayton My rating: 5 of 5 stars A Cozy Read I enjoyed this story. It was a good mystery surrounded by interesting friendships and caring hearts. Plus, there was a cat, so that’s a win! The characters were charming. I loved how diverse the Willow, Harmony, and Reg were from each other, yet they had

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My Book Review of Kindness is my Superpower: A children’s Book About Empathy, Kindness and Compassion

Kindness is my Superpower: A children’s Book About Empathy, Kindness and Compassion by Alicia Ortego My rating: 4 of 5 stars A lovely Middle Grade Book I really enjoyed this book. It had beautiful illustrations, witty rhymes, and a loving message. It is a great gift idea for children 8-12 years of age. I do not see this as a

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My Book Review of ONE CHRISTMAS: An Anglesey Story

ONE CHRISTMAS: An Anglesey Story by Karen J. Mossman My rating: 5 of 5 stars A Moving Holiday Tale I read the original version of this book in December 2019 and enjoyed it (see review HERE). Since then, Karen has developed the story into a fuller tale that runs you through a gamut of emotions, drawing laughter and tears. When

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My Book Review of Running With Roselle

Running With Roselle by Michael Hingson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Moving and Inspiring What a delightful read. I ran the gamut of emotions – excited, thrilled, amused, fearful, sad… This is a well told true story with people and pups you adore. The structure of the book was brilliant. It educated the reader on guide dogs as well

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My Book Review of Courage: Find Your Fire and Ignite Action in Your Life

Courage: Find Your Fire and Ignite Action in Your Life by Glenda Benevides My rating: 3 of 5 stars Empowering Though Sometimes Muddled I found this book to be positive and empowering. However, I struggled with it because often the message was muddled. For example, at one point, the author writes: “Freedom is not present if you say ‘no.’” Then,

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