Friday, September 26, 2014

Storm Siren #1



By Mary Weber
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.55 Stars

I love this this book from start to finish and I can't wait for the second book to come out. It has a very interesting ending and I am curious to see what is going to be in the second book.

The book was about an Elemental girl named Nym who can control the elements. She has bright white hair and very blue eyes. She is very rare since all Elemental children are usually male and are killed for being what they are. Her parents are gone, since she was 5, and so now she lives as a slave in the service of others. She has had 14 owners, when she comes to live with Adora.

When Adora found out what she was, she bought her to help her control her Elemental abilities to help save Faelen.

















Book Description

"I raise my chin as the buyers stare. Yes. Look. You don’t want me. Because, eventually, accidentally, I will destroy you."

In a world at war, a slave girl’s lethal curse could become one kingdom’s weapon of salvation. If the curs

e—and the girl—can be controlled. As a slave in the war-weary kingdom of Faelen, seventeen-year-old Nym isn’t merely devoid of rights, her Elemental kind are only born male and always killed at birth—meaning, she shouldn’t even exist.

Standing on the auction block beneath smoke-drenched mountains, Nym faces her fifteenth sell. But when her hood is removed and her storm-summoning killing curse revealed, Nym is snatched up by a court advisor and given a choice: be trained as the weapon Faelen needs to win the war, or be killed.

Choosing the former, Nym is unleashed into a world of politics, bizarre parties, and rumors of an evil more sinister than she’s being prepared to fight . . . not to mention the handsome trainer whose dark secrets lie behind a mysterious ability to calm every lightning strike she summons.

But what if she doesn’t want to be the weapon they’ve all been waiting for?

Set in a beautifully eclectic world of suspicion, super abilities, and monsters, Storm Siren is a story of power. And whoever controls that power will win.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

MindWar A Novel



By Andrew Klavan Published by Thomas Nelson

Starts off grabbing you attention and it keeps it on the novel until you finish. It is a great read, very inspiring. I can't wait to read the next novel in this series.

Rick Dial had an accident and he is just barely able to use his legs on crutches, and he never wants to do the exercises to try and get more usage of them cause he believes he will never get back the use that he had before. His mom asks him to go for a walk and his little brother who looks up to him wanted him to as well, and he didn't feel up to fighting with them so he went out to try and walk. He get approached by a man and woman, the woman talks to him and the man knocks him out with a needle.

So the summery is: Rick has great video game skills which was monitored and made him qualify him to participate in a virtual reality world (which was created by an evil scientist to destroy The United States). In this virtual world he will no longer have disabled legs. So he agrees to it and enters the world, to try and save everyone.

This is a very interesting read, please check it out, you won't be sorry.

















Book Description

When Rick lost the ability to run, he came one step closer to becoming a hero.

New High Score! New Record Time!

Rick nodded with grim satisfaction. He laid the game controller aside on the sofa and reached for his crutches.

Rick Dial was the best quarterback Putnam Hills High School had ever seen. Unflappable. Unstoppable. Number 12. But when a car accident left him crippled, Rick’s life as he knew it ended. He disavowed his triumphant past. He ignored his girlfriend. He disappeared into his bedroom—and into the glowing video screen.

But Rick’s uncanny gaming skills have attracted attention. Dangerous attention. Government agents have uncovered a potentially devastating cyber-threat: a Russian genius has created a digital reality called the Realm, from which he can enter, control, and disrupt American computer systems . . . from transportation to defense. The agents want Rick, quick-thinking quarterback and gaming master, to enter the Realm and stop the madman—before he sends America into chaos.

Entering the Realm will give Rick what he thought he’d never have again: a body as strong and fast as it was before the accident. But this is no game, there are no extra lives, and what happens to Rick in the Realm happens to Rick’s body in reality.

Even after Rick agrees to help, he can’t shake the sense that he’s being kept in the dark. Why would a government agency act so aggressively? Can anyone inside the Realm be trusted? How many others have entered before him . . . and failed to return?

In the tradition of Ender’s Game and The Matrix, MindWar is a complex thriller about a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers a hidden gift—a gift that could make him a hero . . . or cost him everything.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Tallest Watchtower




I found that this is a good (but very short) book to read, it only took me about 10 minutes to finish it, it is a great read. I adored the first story, and the second one was enlightening.

I have to say though i liked the stories, i think that maybe there could've been a few more stories in this book to help it be complete, but otherwise it was ok, so out of 5 stars I am rating it as a 4 cause i did like it but it was short.



Some info on the books from my words...

There is 2 short stories. The first is titles, Lucy. It is about a couple who can not have children of their own. They decide they want to adopt a young boy. They arrive and actually pick a 3 year girl (for a very special reason, that i won't spoil in here). The ending is slightly sad but kind of happy in a way too.

The second short story tells of the 9-11 disaster. It talks of a man, who was getting ignored by pretty much everyone. It also tells of how more than 3,000 people died, (that is all i will say there cause any more could spoil the ending and everything)





Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

The human heart is taken over by these very impressive short stories. The Tallest Watchtower is a wakeup call for our sleeping sense of empathy and charity and a reminder not to forget those who are not among us but between us and our God. Their memory is always respected. Containing stories of first loves, new loves, and the horrific events of September 11, 2011, this collection is sure to bring a reaction.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Wedding Dress


By Rachel Hauck
Published by Thomas Nelson


Charlotte is an owner of her own bridal shop, and loves helping brides find their perfect dress, is getting married herself (to a man named Tim). She has yet to buy her dress, as she just can't seem to find the "right" dress, and doesn't feel compelled to do so real quick. She is questioning whether this marriage is something she wants to do or not. She gets in a predicament at the beginning where she gets stuck at an auction. She feels compelled to buy an old antique trunk.

This is a great book, it ties in 3 others stories about this wedding dress that was used by these girls (Emily, Mary Grace, and Hillary). If you like stories about love, then you will love this book.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.






Book Description

Four brides. One dress.

A tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love.

Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift—and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress—or feel certain she should marry Tim?

Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Who welded the lock shut and tucked the dog tags in that little sachet? Who left it in the basement for a ten-year-old girl? And what about the mysterious man in the purple vest who insists the dress had been “redeemed”?

Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history—and its new bride—begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. Emily from 1912. Mary Grace from 1939. Hillary from 1968. Each with her own story of promise, pain, and destiny. And each with something unique to share. For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the beauty of finding true love.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Crazy Dangerous


By Andrew Klaven
Published by Thomas Nelson



This is a great read, i can really feel the pressure he is getting from the other children. This book is a great read for young adult and adults. I throuhgly enjoyed reading this book and hope to read more like it.

This book is about how Sam Hopkins (a preachers kid) is sick of being treated differently and falls into the wrong crowd. He realizes he needs to break away from them but is unsure how. Until a girl (Jennifer) is almost beaten up by them. He saves her, and gets many hit, punches, and kicks for it. Now she seems to think that he is her friend and his name is magical (she has schizophrenia, or so every believes). Jennifer tells Sam that something very bad is going to happen and soon, she told him of her this tree with a lake (and later he realizes he knows where it is). On Sunday, she later figures out and tells him, the bad thing will happen on Sunday.







Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

"You probably want to hear about Jennifer and the demons and how I played chicken with a freight train and—oh yeah—the weird murder . . . you're definitely going to want to hear about that."

Sam Hopkins is a good kid who has fallen in with a bad crowd. Hanging around with car thieves and thugs, Sam knows it’s only a matter of time before he makes one bad decision too many and gets into real trouble.

But one day, Sam sees them harassing an eccentric schoolmate of his named Jennifer. When Sam finds the courage to face the bullies down, he loses a bad set of friends and acquires a very strange new one.

Because Jennifer is not just eccentric. To Sam, she seems downright crazy. She has terrifying hallucinations involving demons and the devil and death. And here’s the really crazy part: Sam is beginning to suspect that these visions may actually be prophecies—prophecies of something terrible that’s going to happen very soon. Unless he can stop it.

With no one to believe him, with no one to help him, Sam is now all alone in a race against time. Finding the truth before disaster strikes is going to be both crazy and very, very dangerous.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Behemoth


By Jonathan C. Leicht
Published by WestBow Press

This is a great book to read. It is about two different groups (who don't know each other and don't know that the other group is doing the same thing) who are going out to prove that dinosaurs are still living.

I am going to call them into 2 different groups since they are indeed that.

The first group is about Stephan Gregory and others, who has lost his job and his reputation due to the fact that he shows slides about how dinosaur tracks and human tracks are intertwined into a fossil. Many do not wanna believe that humans and dinosaurs lived in the same era. He is summoned by John Maxwell (who likes scientific artifacts) who gave him a free airplane ticket to get him to his estate. He asks if he will help lead an expedition. They head into Congo (Likouala Swamp region), though they also thought of heading to Cameroon.


The second group has a few main people in it. Jim and Ben keep finding dead animals on their Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. There is 3 dead elephants and 1 Cape Buffalo Bull, they were gored to death, by one really long horn/weapon, and with the tusks of the elephants intact they know it can't be poachers. Ben speaks Swahili but Jim doesn't. They find weird foot prints in the mud around where the bull was killed. They takes some casts of them. Jim send one of them to a friend, Dan. Who is excited by the fact that they found a great fossil of a Ceratopid (in which there are 4 possibilities, one being the Triceratops). They come across a tribe who's chief told them of an animal he seen as a boy. He had made a sculpture of it and showed them. It is a Centrosaurus.


This is a great read, and in fact, i thought it could be very believable. I hope that this review is enjoyable to all who read it and inspires them to go out and buy the book to read for themselves.






Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.



Book Description

Author Jonathan C. Leicht, who travels the country teaching creation seminars, bypassed his busy teaching schedule long enough to pen this adventure-filled novel that will have readers at the edge of their seats. At the center of Behemoth is Jim Thompson, chief game warden of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Jim has a major problem. Three of his prized elephants have been gored to death in the past month. The only clues are mysterious tracks reportedly belonging to a creature long thought extinct. Thompson suddenly finds himself on a tumultuous adventure across the African continent, hoping to convince himself and the world that he is on the verge of an incredible discovery. He is not alone. On the other side of the world, Professor Stephen Gregory is embarking on an adventure of his own. Forced to resign over his unpopular scientific beliefs, this once-distinguished professor gets the chance of a lifetime when he is offered an expedition into the heart of Africa in search of a creature that could prove his theories true once and for all.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Merlin's Nightmare - The Merlin Spiral 3



Merlin's Nightmare Series: The Merlin Spiral
By Robert Treskillard
Published by Zondervan

Average Blogger Rating: 4.17 Stars

I loved the first two novels and was very happy to be able to read this third book. So they skipped Arthur's growing life when he was a baby to a teenager and puts him at the age of 18 now. Though it does mention that they lived in peace in all those years.

This was a great series. It was my first reading of anything about Arthur and Merlin. I only had known some basic info about them, so this was a great series to read and get perspective on them. I am glad i decided to read the first book which was what lead me to read the second and this third book.





Arthur, now eighteen, is missing, and Merlin must find him before a shadowy pursuer catches him first.
With the High King and his kingdom caught in a trap of sinister deceit, Merlin has to find a way out before all is lost. Having everything to fight for, and almost nothing to fight with, Merlin and Arthur must rally Britain’s warriors against three overwhelming enemies: Saxen hordes in the south, Picti raiders in the north, and a chilling new enemy that has arisen in the west. At the same time, Morgana brings Merlin’s deepest fear to life and sets a horde of werewolves loose to destroy Britain. But when the secret purpose of this nightmare is finally revealed, will Merlin and Arthur find a way to survive—without unleashing an even greater evil?










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

The third book in a new fantasy series that enters into the world of King Arthur, Lady of the Lake, the creation of Excalibur, and the rescue of King Arthur himself as it retells the story of Merlin.

In book three of Robert Treskillard’s Merlin Spiral series, Merlin must find the missing, now eighteen-year-old Arthur before a shadowy pursuer catches him first.

At the same time, Mórgana brings Merlin’s deepest fear to life and sets a horde of werewolves loose to destroy Britain. But when the secret purpose of this nightmare is finally revealed, will Merlin and Arthur find a way to survive—without unleashing an even greater evil?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Beauty Book



This is a great read for all ages. It helps show you that God loves us no matter what we look like, or what the "IN" look is. It gives great quotes from the bible proving their points in this book.

My daughter wants to re-read this already and I thought it was a good read.

It tells of many different aspects that everyone should think about.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.



Book Description

Learn with Lily and her friends just what it means to be beautiful in God’s eyes—inside and out!

In a society so focused on the idea that external beauty reigns supreme, it can be difficult for young girls to figure out what “true” beauty is all about. This unique and creative book for girls ages 7–11 answers the common questions girls ask during this often confusing and overwhelming stage in their lives in an inviting and conversational manner.

Filled with fun quizzes, imaginative activities, and cool illustrations, The Beauty Book offers cool, relevant information about everything from great hair styles to tattoos, from skin care to clothes, and much more. Above all, the message that God-confidence is beautiful is highlighted on each and every page.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Brush of Angel's Wings




I finished the book a while ago, but couldn't get near the computer for a bit, till today. I kept my notes on the book in my cell, so i wouldn't forget what to write
about from within the novel.

So the book has a Dutch glossary in the beginning which really helps out with certain words, though most are pretty straight foward just spelled differently, there are a few which if it didn't have this you would have to try and guess at their meanings.

Rachel is a 20 year old woman and has never been courted after as of yet. She is going to ask guidance from god about becoming a teacher (who is an unmarried woman that teaches the kids). She races her buggy into a ditch.

Jordon doesn't really believe in god. Him and Rachel get into a buggy race in the beginning. The horses got spooked by a semi and you find out that they both have the same guardian angel (named Nathaniel) and an envy angel (named Tangus)

Rachel has 3 Sisters (Sadie, Fanny, and Iva) and had 1 brother (James). Jordon gets a job with Rachel's father and she thinks that he is filling her brothers place in his heart, and her place on the farm.

Sadie has a beautiful little girl named Ella Sue but when a disaster happens, RAchel feels she must take over looking after the baby. But soon realizes why that shouldn't happen.

Hope this is enough info to get you interested in reading this book. It is a great Amish book to read. I really enjoyed reading it and hope others will too.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

Rachel and Jordan's feelings for each other are hostile at first, but angelic intervention helps the two discover peace . . . and perhaps love.

The youngest and last unmarried of four sisters, Rachel Hartlzer spends most of her time helping with barn chores. Her role abruptly changes when her father hires Jordan Engles, the son he always wanted.

As Jordan takes on brotherly roles around the house, like escorting Rachel to the youth singing, the enmity between the two grows. Besides, Jordan has one foot in the Englisch world and is determined not to get involved with an Amish girl.

Neither realizes that God has sent an angel, Nathaniel, to help mend their hearts. The angel’s intervention helps them find peace and healing in accepting God's will for their lives.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Need You Now




Great book about a family who moved from the city into the home of (the mom's, Darlene) late grandparents. She meets up with her next door neighbor, Layla, (who helps her kill a snake in her bedroom) and is a formal movie star with some problems of her own and who doesn't believe in god. The mom has a need for independence and wants to get a job. She gets one at a school for special kids. At the school she does afternoon one on one sessions with a special girl named Cara. Cara's dad is named Dave and starts to slightly fall for Darlene. Darlene loves her husband Brad and her children, Chad (male), Grace (female) and Ansley (female).


This book is a great book. Has great details but doesn't go overboard with it. Had many religious parts in it. It tells of real life type family problems and how this family deals with them. All in all I loved reading this book.






Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.



Book Description

When big-city life threatens the safety of one of their children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their three teenagers from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas.

Adjusting to small-town life is difficult for the kids, especially fifteen-year-old Grace who is coping in a dangerous way.

Married life hasn’t always been bliss, but their strong faith has carried Brad and Darlene through the difficult times. When Darlene takes a job outside the home for the first time in their marriage, the domestic tension rises.

While working with special needs children at her new job, the widowed father of one of the students starts paying more attention to Darlene than is appropriate. Problem is, she feels like someone is listening to her for the first time in a long time.

If Darlene ever needed God . . . it’s now.

Experience a family’s triumph over lies, betrayal, and loss while still clinging to the One who matters most.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Here's Lily



Lily has a best friend named Reni. Lily is always polite even when people are making fun of her looks. In her head she is always saying how Reni is so cute. She complains in her head about her looks, like her frizzy red hair and how she bites her nails. That is in part due to the other kids saying mean things to her.

The girls all go to the library for beauty tips, The woman named Kathleen is the one talking about it. She picks a volunteer, who turns out to be Lily. She shows the girls how you don't want to use a lot of makeup and how you want to just try and enhance your already beautiful features. She explains how they should stand and walk easier.

Lily has a nine-year-old brother named Joe and their older brother named Art. Who also make fun of her. She get into a modeling class run by Kathleen (who invited her). I hope everyone enjoys reading this, i know me and my daughter did.





Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

Grow with the spirited, sometimes awkward, but always charming Lily as she learns what real beauty is.

In this fun, entertaining story, readers meet awkward sixth grader Lily Robbins who, after receiving a compliment about her looks from a woman in the modeling business, becomes obsessed with her appearance and with becoming a model. As she sets her sights on winning the model search fashion show, she exchanges her rock and feather collection for lip gloss, fashion magazines, and a private “club” with her closest friends. But when the unthinkable happens the night before the fashion show, Lily learns a valuable lesson about real beauty.

This best-selling, Biblically based fiction series for girls—with a fresh new look and updated content—addresses social issues and coming-of-age topics, all with the spunk and humor of Lily Robbins as she fumbles her way through unfamiliar territory. As readers come to love Lily and her stories, they’ll also benefit from the companion nonfiction books that will help them through their own growing pains.

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Tallest Watchtower




I found that this is a good (but very short) book to read, it only took me about 10 minutes to finish it, it is a great read. I adored the first story, and the second one was enlightening.

I have to say though i liked the stories, i think that maybe there could've been a few more stories in this book to help it be complete, but otherwise it was ok, so out of 5 stars I am rating it as a 4 cause i did like it but it was short.



Some info on the books from my words...

There is 2 short stories. The first is titles, Lucy. It is about a couple who can not have children of their own. They decide they want to adopt a young boy. They arrive and actually pick a 3 year girl (for a very special reason, that i won't spoil in here). The ending is slightly sad but kind of happy in a way too.

The second short story tells of the 9-11 disaster. It talks of a man, who was getting ignored by pretty much everyone. It also tells of how more than 3,000 people died, (that is all i will say there cause any more could spoil the ending and everything)





Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

The human heart is taken over by these very impressive short stories. The Tallest Watchtower is a wakeup call for our sleeping sense of empathy and charity and a reminder not to forget those who are not among us but between us and our God. Their memory is always respected. Containing stories of first loves, new loves, and the horrific events of September 11, 2011, this collection is sure to bring a reaction.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Covenant Child



This is a very touching story to read. it is about 2 children who lost their mom at a real early age (so they'd never remember her). Their father remarries and they call her (Amanda) mom, they then lose their dad, and get wrenched away from Amanda to live with their other grandparents (on their moms side), who only wants their money. Amanda is continually trying to get the kids back to her loving arms, but it seems it may never happen. The children's grandparents bad mouth Amanda and so the kids learn to hate a woman they haven't seen (or at least don't remember seeing).

I loved reading this book




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.



Book Description

Amanda’s heart broke as she watched them drive her beloved twins away. She resolved to hope . . . and to fight for them to her last breath.

Kara and Lizzie are heiresses to one of the largest fortunes in the country. But when their father dies suddenly, the toddlers are ripped from the arms of Amanda, their loving stepmother, and given to their maternal grandparents, who only want the children’s fortune for themselves.

While even the stipend their guardians get for supporting them is squandered, the children are left to raise themselves. Kara and Lizzie grow up believing they are worthless . . . until the day when they learn the truth.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Garden of Madness


Garden of Madness
By Tracy L. Higley
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.64 Stars

I found this book was very interesting to read. It took me a bit to kind of get into the plot but once it did, i loved to continue to read it. I would recommend this book for a nice little read to anyone.

Tia at a young age, had to do a treaty marriage,m and she went through with it for her father. Her father is "ill". Her husband lives for 7 years and then passes. Her mother is now saying she is to be wed again for a different treaty, which isn't something she wants.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.





Book Description

The Untold Story of King Nebuchadnezzar’s Daughter.

For seven years the Babylonian princess Tiamat has waited for the mad king Nebuchadnezzar to return to his family and to his kingdom. Driven from his throne to live as a beast, he prowls his luxurious Hanging Gardens, secreted away from the world.

Since her treaty marriage at a young age, Tia has lived an indulgent palace life. But when her husband dies and a nobleman is found murdered in the palace, Tia must discover who is responsible for the macabre death, even if her own newfound freedom is threatened.

As the queen plans to wed Tia to yet another prince, the powerful mage Shadir plots to expose the family’s secret and set his own man on the throne. Tia enlists the help of a reluctant Jewish captive, her late husband’s brother Pedaiah, who challenges her notions of the gods even as he opens her heart to both truth and love.

In a time when few gave their hearts to Yahweh, one woman must decide if she is willing to risk everything—her possessions, her gods, and her very life—for the Israelite’s one God. Madness, sorcery and sinister plots mingle like an alchemist’s deadly potion, and Tia must dare to risk all – to save the kingdom, and to save herself.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Spirit Fighter - Son of Angels 1


By Jerel Law
Published by Thomas Nelson
Reading level: Ages 9 and up
Paperback: 256 pages


This is a great read for young kids (like my daughter), to teens, to even adults (like me).


Jonah is 13 (his brother Jeremiah is 7, & his sister Eliza is 11). Their mother is Eleanor Stone. They are all part angel (from one who is a fallen angel). Jonah has a hard time in basketball practice. Afterwards he prays in the field (which is something his father said to do for guidance, and he is a pastor). He kicks a soccer ball in anger and it goes launching. He later tells his father (who in turn talks to his mother) and they sit him down (without his siblings) and tell him he (and his siblings) is a quarter angel, and his mother is half angel. He finds out that good and evil are still waging war, and that he will be expected to fight in the war.

Marcus and Taryn (who are angels) deliver the news/order from God that Jonah and Eliza must find a way to rescue their mother from the fallen angel's clutches. Jonah is given a watch thing called a MissionFinder 3000 to help find his mom.

This is a great novel. I couldn't put it down, nor can i explain all that much more without giving a little too much away. All I can say is anyone and everyone will likely like this book. It is a great spiritual adventurous novel to read.






Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

“In his exciting debut novel, Jerel Law transports readers to a place where supernatural forces of good and evil collide. Young readers will be entertained and inspired by *Spirit Fighter. I heartily recommend it.*” —Robert Whitlow, bestselling author of the Tides of Truth series

Percy Jackson, move over! Jonah Stone is here!

What if Nephilim—the children of angels and men—still walked the earth? And their very presence put the entire world in danger? In Spirit Fighter, Jonah and Eliza Stone learn that their mother is a Nephilim and that they have special powers as quarter-angels. When their mom is kidnapped by fallen angels, they must use those powers to save her. Along the way, they discover that there is a very real and dangerous war going on between good and evil and that God has a big part for them to play in that war.

Parents today are looking for fiction that makes Christianity and the Bible exciting for their kids. This series is the Christian answer to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, The Secret Series and other middle-grade series packed with adventure, action, and supernatural fights. Son of Angels, Jonah Stone will be the first series in the market to explore this topic from a biblical perspective with content that is appropriate and exciting for middle-grade readers.

“Jerel Law has crafted a fantastic story that will leave every reader wanting more. Stop looking for the next great read in fantasy fiction for young readers—you’ve found it!” —Robert Liparulo, bestselling author of Dreamhouse Kings and The 13th Tribe

The Wedding Dress


By Rachel Hauck
Published by Thomas Nelson


Charlotte is an owner of her own bridal shop, and loves helping brides find their perfect dress, is getting married herself (to a man named Tim). She has yet to buy her dress, as she just can't seem to find the "right" dress, and doesn't feel compelled to do so real quick. She is questioning whether this marriage is something she wants to do or not. She gets in a predicament at the beginning where she gets stuck at an auction. She feels compelled to buy an old antique trunk.

This is a great book, it ties in 3 others stories about this wedding dress that was used by these girls (Emily, Mary Grace, and Hillary). If you like stories about love, then you will love this book.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.






Book Description

Four brides. One dress.

A tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love.

Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift—and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress—or feel certain she should marry Tim?

Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Who welded the lock shut and tucked the dog tags in that little sachet? Who left it in the basement for a ten-year-old girl? And what about the mysterious man in the purple vest who insists the dress had been “redeemed”?

Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history—and its new bride—begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. Emily from 1912. Mary Grace from 1939. Hillary from 1968. Each with her own story of promise, pain, and destiny. And each with something unique to share. For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the beauty of finding true love.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Behemoth


By Jonathan C. Leicht
Published by WestBow Press

This is a great book to read. It is about two different groups (who don't know each other and don't know that the other group is doing the same thing) who are going out to prove that dinosaurs are still living.

I am going to call them into 2 different groups since they are indeed that.

The first group is about Stephan Gregory and others, who has lost his job and his reputation due to the fact that he shows slides about how dinosaur tracks and human tracks are intertwined into a fossil. Many do not wanna believe that humans and dinosaurs lived in the same era. He is summoned by John Maxwell (who likes scientific artifacts) who gave him a free airplane ticket to get him to his estate. He asks if he will help lead an expedition. They head into Congo (Likouala Swamp region), though they also thought of heading to Cameroon.


The second group has a few main people in it. Jim and Ben keep finding dead animals on their Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. There is 3 dead elephants and 1 Cape Buffalo Bull, they were gored to death, by one really long horn/weapon, and with the tusks of the elephants intact they know it can't be poachers. Ben speaks Swahili but Jim doesn't. They find weird foot prints in the mud around where the bull was killed. They takes some casts of them. Jim send one of them to a friend, Dan. Who is excited by the fact that they found a great fossil of a Ceratopid (in which there are 4 possibilities, one being the Triceratops). They come across a tribe who's chief told them of an animal he seen as a boy. He had made a sculpture of it and showed them. It is a Centrosaurus.


This is a great read, and in fact, i thought it could be very believable. I hope that this review is enjoyable to all who read it and inspires them to go out and buy the book to read for themselves.






Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.



Book Description

Author Jonathan C. Leicht, who travels the country teaching creation seminars, bypassed his busy teaching schedule long enough to pen this adventure-filled novel that will have readers at the edge of their seats. At the center of Behemoth is Jim Thompson, chief game warden of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Jim has a major problem. Three of his prized elephants have been gored to death in the past month. The only clues are mysterious tracks reportedly belonging to a creature long thought extinct. Thompson suddenly finds himself on a tumultuous adventure across the African continent, hoping to convince himself and the world that he is on the verge of an incredible discovery. He is not alone. On the other side of the world, Professor Stephen Gregory is embarking on an adventure of his own. Forced to resign over his unpopular scientific beliefs, this once-distinguished professor gets the chance of a lifetime when he is offered an expedition into the heart of Africa in search of a creature that could prove his theories true once and for all.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Need You Now




Great book about a family who moved from the city into the home of (the mom's, Darlene) late grandparents. She meets up with her next door neighbor, Layla, (who helps her kill a snake in her bedroom) and is a formal movie star with some problems of her own and who doesn't believe in god. The mom has a need for independence and wants to get a job. She gets one at a school for special kids. At the school she does afternoon one on one sessions with a special girl named Cara. Cara's dad is named Dave and starts to slightly fall for Darlene. Darlene loves her husband Brad and her children, Chad (male), Grace (female) and Ansley (female).


This book is a great book. Has great details but doesn't go overboard with it. Had many religious parts in it. It tells of real life type family problems and how this family deals with them. All in all I loved reading this book.






Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.



Book Description

When big-city life threatens the safety of one of their children, Brad and Darlene Henderson move with their three teenagers from Houston to the tiny town of Round Top, Texas.

Adjusting to small-town life is difficult for the kids, especially fifteen-year-old Grace who is coping in a dangerous way.

Married life hasn’t always been bliss, but their strong faith has carried Brad and Darlene through the difficult times. When Darlene takes a job outside the home for the first time in their marriage, the domestic tension rises.

While working with special needs children at her new job, the widowed father of one of the students starts paying more attention to Darlene than is appropriate. Problem is, she feels like someone is listening to her for the first time in a long time.

If Darlene ever needed God . . . it’s now.

Experience a family’s triumph over lies, betrayal, and loss while still clinging to the One who matters most.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Brush of Angel's Wings




I finished the book a while ago, but couldn't get near the computer for a bit, till today. I kept my notes on the book in my cell, so i wouldn't forget what to write
about from within the novel.

So the book has a Dutch glossary in the beginning which really helps out with certain words, though most are pretty straight foward just spelled differently, there are a few which if it didn't have this you would have to try and guess at their meanings.

Rachel is a 20 year old woman and has never been courted after as of yet. She is going to ask guidance from god about becoming a teacher (who is an unmarried woman that teaches the kids). She races her buggy into a ditch.

Jordon doesn't really believe in god. Him and Rachel get into a buggy race in the beginning. The horses got spooked by a semi and you find out that they both have the same guardian angel (named Nathaniel) and an envy angel (named Tangus)

Rachel has 3 Sisters (Sadie, Fanny, and Iva) and had 1 brother (James). Jordon gets a job with Rachel's father and she thinks that he is filling her brothers place in his heart, and her place on the farm.

Sadie has a beautiful little girl named Ella Sue but when a disaster happens, RAchel feels she must take over looking after the baby. But soon realizes why that shouldn't happen.

Hope this is enough info to get you interested in reading this book. It is a great Amish book to read. I really enjoyed reading it and hope others will too.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

Rachel and Jordan's feelings for each other are hostile at first, but angelic intervention helps the two discover peace . . . and perhaps love.

The youngest and last unmarried of four sisters, Rachel Hartlzer spends most of her time helping with barn chores. Her role abruptly changes when her father hires Jordan Engles, the son he always wanted.

As Jordan takes on brotherly roles around the house, like escorting Rachel to the youth singing, the enmity between the two grows. Besides, Jordan has one foot in the Englisch world and is determined not to get involved with an Amish girl.

Neither realizes that God has sent an angel, Nathaniel, to help mend their hearts. The angel’s intervention helps them find peace and healing in accepting God's will for their lives.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Tallest Watchtower




I found that this is a good (but very short) book to read, it only took me about 10 minutes to finish it, it is a great read. I adored the first story, and the second one was enlightening.

I have to say though i liked the stories, i think that maybe there could've been a few more stories in this book to help it be complete, but otherwise it was ok, so out of 5 stars I am rating it as a 4 cause i did like it but it was short.



Some info on the books from my words...

There is 2 short stories. The first is titles, Lucy. It is about a couple who can not have children of their own. They decide they want to adopt a young boy. They arrive and actually pick a 3 year girl (for a very special reason, that i won't spoil in here). The ending is slightly sad but kind of happy in a way too.

The second short story tells of the 9-11 disaster. It talks of a man, who was getting ignored by pretty much everyone. It also tells of how more than 3,000 people died, (that is all i will say there cause any more could spoil the ending and everything)





Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

The human heart is taken over by these very impressive short stories. The Tallest Watchtower is a wakeup call for our sleeping sense of empathy and charity and a reminder not to forget those who are not among us but between us and our God. Their memory is always respected. Containing stories of first loves, new loves, and the horrific events of September 11, 2011, this collection is sure to bring a reaction.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Crazy Dangerous


By Andrew Klaven
Published by Thomas Nelson



This is a great read, i can really feel the pressure he is getting from the other children. This book is a great read for young adult and adults. I throuhgly enjoyed reading this book and hope to read more like it.

This book is about how Sam Hopkins (a preachers kid) is sick of being treated differently and falls into the wrong crowd. He realizes he needs to break away from them but is unsure how. Until a girl (Jennifer) is almost beaten up by them. He saves her, and gets many hit, punches, and kicks for it. Now she seems to think that he is her friend and his name is magical (she has schizophrenia, or so every believes). Jennifer tells Sam that something very bad is going to happen and soon, she told him of her this tree with a lake (and later he realizes he knows where it is). On Sunday, she later figures out and tells him, the bad thing will happen on Sunday.







Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

"You probably want to hear about Jennifer and the demons and how I played chicken with a freight train and—oh yeah—the weird murder . . . you're definitely going to want to hear about that."

Sam Hopkins is a good kid who has fallen in with a bad crowd. Hanging around with car thieves and thugs, Sam knows it’s only a matter of time before he makes one bad decision too many and gets into real trouble.

But one day, Sam sees them harassing an eccentric schoolmate of his named Jennifer. When Sam finds the courage to face the bullies down, he loses a bad set of friends and acquires a very strange new one.

Because Jennifer is not just eccentric. To Sam, she seems downright crazy. She has terrifying hallucinations involving demons and the devil and death. And here’s the really crazy part: Sam is beginning to suspect that these visions may actually be prophecies—prophecies of something terrible that’s going to happen very soon. Unless he can stop it.

With no one to believe him, with no one to help him, Sam is now all alone in a race against time. Finding the truth before disaster strikes is going to be both crazy and very, very dangerous.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Spirit Fighter - Son of Angels 1


By Jerel Law
Published by Thomas Nelson
Reading level: Ages 9 and up
Paperback: 256 pages


This is a great read for young kids (like my daughter), to teens, to even adults (like me).


Jonah is 13 (his brother Jeremiah is 7, & his sister Eliza is 11). Their mother is Eleanor Stone. They are all part angel (from one who is a fallen angel). Jonah has a hard time in basketball practice. Afterwards he prays in the field (which is something his father said to do for guidance, and he is a pastor). He kicks a soccer ball in anger and it goes launching. He later tells his father (who in turn talks to his mother) and they sit him down (without his siblings) and tell him he (and his siblings) is a quarter angel, and his mother is half angel. He finds out that good and evil are still waging war, and that he will be expected to fight in the war.

Marcus and Taryn (who are angels) deliver the news/order from God that Jonah and Eliza must find a way to rescue their mother from the fallen angel's clutches. Jonah is given a watch thing called a MissionFinder 3000 to help find his mom.

This is a great novel. I couldn't put it down, nor can i explain all that much more without giving a little too much away. All I can say is anyone and everyone will likely like this book. It is a great spiritual adventurous novel to read.






Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

“In his exciting debut novel, Jerel Law transports readers to a place where supernatural forces of good and evil collide. Young readers will be entertained and inspired by *Spirit Fighter. I heartily recommend it.*” —Robert Whitlow, bestselling author of the Tides of Truth series

Percy Jackson, move over! Jonah Stone is here!

What if Nephilim—the children of angels and men—still walked the earth? And their very presence put the entire world in danger? In Spirit Fighter, Jonah and Eliza Stone learn that their mother is a Nephilim and that they have special powers as quarter-angels. When their mom is kidnapped by fallen angels, they must use those powers to save her. Along the way, they discover that there is a very real and dangerous war going on between good and evil and that God has a big part for them to play in that war.

Parents today are looking for fiction that makes Christianity and the Bible exciting for their kids. This series is the Christian answer to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, The Secret Series and other middle-grade series packed with adventure, action, and supernatural fights. Son of Angels, Jonah Stone will be the first series in the market to explore this topic from a biblical perspective with content that is appropriate and exciting for middle-grade readers.

“Jerel Law has crafted a fantastic story that will leave every reader wanting more. Stop looking for the next great read in fantasy fiction for young readers—you’ve found it!” —Robert Liparulo, bestselling author of Dreamhouse Kings and The 13th Tribe

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Wedding Dress


By Rachel Hauck
Published by Thomas Nelson


Charlotte is an owner of her own bridal shop, and loves helping brides find their perfect dress, is getting married herself (to a man named Tim). She has yet to buy her dress, as she just can't seem to find the "right" dress, and doesn't feel compelled to do so real quick. She is questioning whether this marriage is something she wants to do or not. She gets in a predicament at the beginning where she gets stuck at an auction. She feels compelled to buy an old antique trunk.

This is a great book, it ties in 3 others stories about this wedding dress that was used by these girls (Emily, Mary Grace, and Hillary). If you like stories about love, then you will love this book.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.






Book Description

Four brides. One dress.

A tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love.

Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift—and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress—or feel certain she should marry Tim?

Then Charlotte purchases a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new, shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Who welded the lock shut and tucked the dog tags in that little sachet? Who left it in the basement for a ten-year-old girl? And what about the mysterious man in the purple vest who insists the dress had been “redeemed”?

Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history—and its new bride—begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. Emily from 1912. Mary Grace from 1939. Hillary from 1968. Each with her own story of promise, pain, and destiny. And each with something unique to share. For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the beauty of finding true love.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spirit Bridge (A Well Spring Series Novel 3)



Spirit Bridge
A Well Spring Series Novel

By James L. Rubart
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.43 Stars

When I first asked to review this book, I hadn't realized that it was the third and last in a series.

When I read this there were spots I was unclear what things were going on but all in all a good read. I will be going out to look for the first two books so I can read them and see what I missed. (Soul's Gate and Memory's Door)






Tidbits:
spiritual warfare
final battle against Zennon and his demons
Brandon -lost of his voice.



















Book Description

The Warriors Riding have battled in astounding supernatural realms, set captives free, and awakened thousands of hearts. But now their only chance of survival depends on calling for The Spirit Bridge.

Reece, Dana, Brandon, and Marcus have achieved staggering success in the spiritual realm . . . but each is reeling from vicious attacks. They need rest. A break from the war.

But the warlord Zennon is raging and will give them no quarter. The demon holds what he believes to be the trump card—a hidden strategy set in motion before Warriors Riding even began—that will detonate the team from the inside out. And he's just set it loose.

The street magician Simon—finally free of Zennon's alternate reality prison—is racing to remember his past before his ignorance obliterates his destiny. Then there's Miyo—a brash young warrior with advanced knowledge of spiritual realities and supernatural armor even Reece doesn't know about. These two will be pivotal in the final war.

If only the Warriors knew which side Simon and Miyo are truly on. If only they knew how to fight against Zennon's final assault. The Spirit Bridge is the epic conclusion to acclaimed author James L. Rubart's Well Spring series, which will propel each of the Warriors Riding on a quest of true identity, ultimate freedom, and a final battle that will leave them changed forever.

Dawn Comes Early (The Brides Of Last Chance Ranch #1)




This book give a very interesting start, i couldn't seem to put the book down. Kate answers an ad that is looking for an Heiress whom will inherit a ranch, but is not allowed to get married. When she first arrives there, she get caught up in the middle of a small problem (which is kind of funny). She gets to the ranch and the woman has her late ex husband in a casket in the room.

Kate has many problems while trying to learn the ways of the ranch, the men are having a problem trying to learn her the ropes and minding their manners around her (no swearing). She learns how to birth a cow while doing it with Ruckus, "one down and only fifty-five more calves to go" he said.

She finds out that she may love Luke and now faces a dilemma, to sign the papers to never get married or go to Luke.

I love how it ends. I can't wait to read the second book and about the heiress (though i won't tell you, if it is the same girl or a new one)





Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.



Book Description

Disgraced dime novelist Kate Tenney fled the city that banned her latest novel for the emptiness of the desert. Answering an ad to be “heiress” to a vast cattle ranch in the Arizona Territory, Kate hopes ranching turns out to be as romantic as she portrayed it in her novels.

But what awaits her is a life harder than the one she just left. There is no room for mistakes on a working cattle ranch, and Kate is ill-prepared for her new life. She quickly learns that dawn comes early. But she is tenacious.

Having been abandoned by a string of men, Kate has no intention of ever marrying. But she didn’t expect to meet Luke Adams, either. Luke awakens feelings inside Kate she doesn’t recognize, and his steady presence is a constant distraction. She has only written about love in the past, never known it herself. But her feelings for Luke stand in the way of all she has to gain if she is chosen as the heir.

Perhaps God brought Kate to the barrenness of the desert to give new life to her jaded heart.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Beauty for Ashes




This book is a Christian romance novel with none of the adult type content, which is a great thing. This book is a great read for people who love reading about romance with Christianity thrown in. I loved reading this story and had a hard time putting it down.

The story is about Carrie Daly who is living with her brother Henry and he gets married to Mary who has 2 sons Joe and Caleb. At the beginning I really felt sorry Carrie when reading what went on in the house after her brother married and had Mary and the 2 boys move in.

Carrie is sort of seeing Nate Chastain, and the whole town seems to think they are perfect together. Carrie keeps saying she wants to be sure that Nate is the one God wants for her before setting the date. When Griff Rutledge, she starts feeling kind of weird (like she felt when she was with her first husband before he died). She is now more confused than ever.

I love the ending (which i won't give away). While being slightly predictable it is still a very heart warming ending to the book.




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.


Book Description

She’s a beautiful young widow. He’s a Southern gentleman with a thirst for adventure. Both need a place to call home.

After losing her husband in the Civil War, Carrie Daly is scared she will never have the family she longs for. Eligible bachelors are scarce in Hickory Ridge, Tennessee, but Carrie Daly has found love. Not the weak-in-the-knees kind, but something practical. Still, she isn't quite ready to set a wedding date with Nate Chastain.

Griff Rutledge is a former member of Charleston society, but has been estranged from his family for years. He’s determined to remain unattached, never settling in one place for too long. But when asked to train a Thoroughbred for an upcoming race in Hickory Ridge, he decides to stay awhile.

Despite objections from the townsfolk, and her fear that true happiness has eluded her, Carrie is drawn to Griff's kindness and charm. It will take a leap of faith for them to open their hearts and claim God's promise to trade beauty for ashes.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tamagotchi Connection V3

I have the green reptile version 3. I found this at a second hand shop and bought it for $1.00 and replaced the batteries and it is good to go. Now I wanted to know about this version so I started looking up info on it, here is the info that I am going to put to good use at some point.



Order of growth:
Baby to Child: 1 or 2 hours
Child to Teen: 2 days
Teen to Adult: 1 or 2 days
Adult to Death: Age 5, 6 ,7 or if it is healthy 8. Note: Mimatchi lives longer healthier or not.


Get your Tamagotchi married:
If your Tamagotchi was 6 years old for at least 3 days, or if its 7 years old, set the time to 10:29 a.m. After setting the time, do not press any other buttons. Wait until it is 10:30 a.m. The matchmaker, named Otokitchi, will appear on the screen with a book. She will find a mate for your Tamagotchi. When she finds a mate, you will have two options. It will say, "Love?" Select "Yes" if you want your Tamagotchi to get married. You will have either a baby boy or girl with your adult Tamagotchi.


Watch adult leave its baby:
On the second sleep, set the time to 11:59 p.m. and wait one minute. The light should turn on and the adult should be gazing at the baby. About two to five minutes later, the adult should be silently leaving .The lights will turn off and the baby will be sleeping.


Always get a present when connection: Select the Connexion icon then press "Ver.3" then "Present". Then, repeatedly press B until the other person's Tamagotchi appears on your screen to give you the present.




press the A button in the shop until the shopkeeper looks surprised, then u can enter the following codes:

here is a code ABBA ACBA
here is a code CBAC CABC
here is a code BCAB ACBC
here is a code AABB CACB
here is a code CACA BABC
here is a code ACBB BACC
here is a code BCBC CABA




Cocoa Heart:
Set the date to November 14th and the time to 2:59 p.m. Wait one minute and there should be a Cocoa Heart in your shop for about 140 points.


Pumpkin:
Set the date to October 31. You will be able to buy a pumpkin at the shop.


Store sale:
Set the system date to March 1. You should be able to buy everything at half price at the store.

Set the system date to November 16. You should be able to buy everything at one quarter off at the store


Store refresh:
Set the time to 2:59 p.m., 6:59 p.m., or 11:59 p.m. It takes one minute to change.


Souvenirs:
In Tama Town, you can only gain souvenirs if your Tamagotchi username is typed in.


Point donations:
When you donate 20,000 points you will be given a password for a cape. You will then be the king's friend. When you donate 30,000 points you will be given a crown and become the Prime Minister. You will not be not able to donate any more.


Ring:
Donate a total minimum of 5,000 points to get a password for PC. Go to Tamatown and go to the king. Enter the password you got from your Tamagotchi. The king will reward you a password for a ring.


TamaTown Golden Tamagotchi item locations:
Go to Forever Tamagotchi in the mall. Click on the jacket hanging on the wall, the charm on the necklace hanging on the stand, and the brown slippers under the jacket. Then, go to Lucky Tama Toys and click on the football just behind the racing car game on the floor. Go to the music shop next door to Lucky Tama Toys and click on the brown guitar on the right hand side of the store. Go back to TamaTown. Go to the school and click on the tie on the teachers hat and the paint brush on the shelf on the left hand side of the page. Then, go to the Travel Agency located on the bottom right corner. Click on the Chile map. On the top of the picture of the broken stone wall should be a cream colored hat -- click it. Go to the games arcade. On top of the Tamagotchi pictures which are just behind the other racing game should be a mini windmill. Click it. go to the Food Court next door to the games arcade. Click on the orange handbag in the second stand. Go back to Lucky Tama Toys in the mall and click on the Golden Tamagotchi poster on the wall. Cthe Golden Tamagotchi again to get the password for a Golden Tamagotchi souvenir on your Tamagotchi Version 3.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Suspended

Cassie was suspended for 3 days over the Easter holidays, meaning she was out of school total for a week. Her and Hailey were bugging a girl in school, Emily, who always was bothering them. Hailey took a video of it and they were just asking her "Are you mad? Or nahhhh". Just being silly kids on an indoor recess (after she came and bugged them and sat with them during indoor recess). Principal called me saying that they were calling her names and I had the video in front of me. The only thing that could be called name calling was Emily had said that they were driving her crazy and Cassie said she thought she already was (cause Emily always said that she was crazy and Cassie was just bugging her).

This isn't the first time there was an incident with Emily and it likely won't be that last. Cause every time that Emily starts to bug Cassie and Cassie tells a teacher, they tell her that it isn't a big deal but as soon as Emily tell a teacher she is being bugged they start to yell at that child.



The time before this was Emily had told Cassie that she had sex with their teacher who is her cousin (Mr. Leblanc) . Cassie couldn't believe it and said to a different friend that she couldn't believe what Emily was saying. Cassie removed the messages from her phone to save some memory and so we had no proof that Emily said it first. So this friend Cassie told then started to bug Emily and ask her why she said that and did she really do that. The school then got involved in it (due to the accusation on the teacher) and blamed it all on Cassie that started the rumor and told her and me, and my dad that they didn't even want her there and the teacher didn't want to teach her at all. So we had been asked to take her out for a few days so they could sort it all out. But as I said, it was all blamed on Cassie cause we didn't have proof and I couldn't get any cause I needed a court order to have Fido give me MY OWN RECORDS of the text messages.

Heart of Gold




I love this book, it was a great read. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys some real romance. Book is a Christian romance novel. It is based in a historical type of time period. This book is a great read, in my opinion. Shannon Adair and Matthew Dubois are the main characters in the story and they learn that their own way isn't not always the way God wants them to go.

Mattew's sister Alice is very sick, and when something happens to Alice, Matthew will need to look after her young son Todd. Matthew needs to find himself a wife that can look after Todd, while he continues his work. Shannon has vowed to not fall for him.








Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

Against Shannon's wishes, love stakes its claim in her heart. Will she discover treasure or treachery?

When Shannon Adair accompanies her minister father to the western gold rush town of Grand Coeur, she's certain she'll never be happy away from her beloved Virginia, even though the South is still gripped in civil war.

Wells Fargo driver Matthew Dubois isn't sure the lovely Shannon belongs in Idaho Territory either, but he is a desperate man. His widowed sister is dying and leaving her young son, Todd, in his care. Matthew wants to return to driving coach for the express company soon—so he'll have to find a wife to look after the boy when he's away.

Shannon is determined not to lose her heart to a man who is neither a Southerner nor a gentleman. But love stakes its claim. Now, will her heart survive learning the truth behind the courtship?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Sound Like Fire




The story (for me) starts out kind of slow, but then you can really get into the story. But for the most part when the guy is talking, i found myself having to re-read the words to try and absorb them, and even then in certain areas, i still can't remember certain things/names. The story is a great read, very into the religious area it is very interesting to read.




SPOILERS BELOW










It talks of how in the bible that Jesus said he will come to Earth and collect his followers and bring them to heaven on the day he comes back to the earth. In the middle it talks about how Satan's name is Lucifer and when they rid the world of all things related to Christianity, they are sure to say that is his name and not Satan.

Hope this gives some insight and makes you think about reading this fine book.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.


A Sound Like Fire
Written By Michael Rains
Published by WestBow Press



Book Description

Imagine living in a world where one global government controls every aspect of life, but allows people the personal freedom to pursue every wicked desire of their hearts, just so long as those cravings do not disturb or challenge the new laws of the land. It is a world where drugs are legal, sexual promiscuity abounds, and deviant behavior is tolerated and encouraged. But in exchange for unbridled selfishness and self-gratification, everyone must serve one god and obey every dictate handed down by the godless ruler of the earth. Or, imagine living in a world where you are continuously persecuted, punished, imprisoned, and even put to death for your beliefs, even though your way of life is innocuous and pure. Your homes and property are confiscated and you can no longer express your beliefs in public. After losing all legal rights and faced with certain death, you suddenly disappear from earth and end up in a place far removed. Once there, you are taught the secrets of the universe and experience things only once dreamt, while living in total harmony with your neighbors and family. And you get to choose the world in which to live, forever.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Beyond Molasses Creek




After reading this book, I have to say, for the first while, it certainly didn't grab my attention, i didn't think that I would like it. By the end of the book, I did like reading it and glad i stuck with it.


The story talk about three girls, Ally, Sunila, and Vesey. It tell a story of Civil Rights movements, about how a young woman who is growing up in Nepal and also speaks of child labor in third world countries. It has lots of details and the storyline is pretty easy to follow.




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.



Book Description

Three lives are bound by a single book . . . and the cleansing waters of Molasses Creek.

Having traveled to the ends of the earth as a flight attendant, Ally Green has finally returned to the Lowcountry to bury her father as well as the past. But Vesey Washington is still living across the creek, and theirs is a complicated relationship--he was once her best friend . . . and also part of the reason she's stayed away so long. When Ally discovers a message her father left behind asking her to quit running, it seems her past isn't through with her yet.

As Ally's wandering spirit wrestles with a deep longing to flee again, a young woman on the other side of the world escapes her life of slavery in the rock quarries of Nepal. A mysterious sketchbook leads Sunila Kunari to believe there's more to her story than she's ever been told, and she's determined to follow the truth wherever it leads her.

A deep current intertwines the lives of these three souls, and a destiny of freedom, faith, and friendship awaits them all on the banks of Molasses Creek.

Monday, May 5, 2014

First Date



At the time I picked this book, there were no reviews and being sick kind of took away from me being at the computer to read it. I have no read it and this is a good book to read. If you like clean romance, with some religion thrown in, this is the book for you.

I picked this book, cause it seemed to be interesting. Like a tv show you would watch on tv, how you try and get the "perfect guy" to pick you out of all the other girls. This teenager girl Addy went onto the tv show The Book of Love but doesn't want to be on it, at least at first. But she does end up falling for the guy and trying to win.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.


Book Description

Addy Davidson is the last girl in the country who wants to be on the new reality TV show to win a date to prom with the President’s son. She’s focused on her schoolwork so she can get a scholarship to an Ivy League college, uncomfortable in the spotlight, never been on a date, and didn’t even audition for it.

But she got selected anyway.

So she does her best to get eliminated on the very first show… right before she realizes that the President’s son is possibly the most attractive guy she has ever seen in person, surprisingly nice, and seemingly unimpressed by the 99 other girls who are throwing themselves at him.

Addy’s totally out of her comfort zone—but that may be right where God can show her the most about who she is . . . and who she was meant to be.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Bittersweet Surrender




Carly Westlake who owns her own chocolate spa, decides she wants to lose some weight, because Jake Mitchell who is someone she has had a crush on for years, is moving back into town with his teenage daughter. Her best guy friend (which was her late best friend, Ivy's, husband) Scott is asked by her to help her to out, and he takes it to a level she didn't want, he takes her hidden stashes of chocolate (that she keeps to eat for herself) and tells her to eat pistachios instead, within reason. Magnolia is now living with her and is going to make her some healthy meals.

Carly has a dog named Pinkie. She also has a brother named C.J, who seems to have issues, at least until the end.

A very great read. Very well written.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

Carly Westlake is living the dream. She spends her days at a spa (okay, so she owns the place), she's dating a hunk, and she's surrounded by chocolate—milk chocolate, her favorite—that she uses for the chocolate facials that made her spa famous.

But when long buried secrets threaten Carley's business and her friendship with business-partner Tom, she fights like crazy to keep the dream—and the illusions—afloat.

It takes a miracle of grace to get Carley to finally make that bittersweet surrender to love and real life.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Heart of Ice




This is the third book in a series. I am not sure what really happened in those first books, but this book has enough info that you can get into the story.

Part of the book talks of Elizabeth who uses anyone she feels will suit her needs, and doesn't care what happens to them. She calls this "The Game". She meets up with Cassidy in a class she teaches and feels she will come in handy later, so she takes her for coffee and talks to her telling her fiction stories of herself that she knows will make Cassidy relate, cause she has the same kind of problems. Cassidy talks about her good friends; Federal prosecutor Allison Pierce and FBI agent Nicole Hedges and Elizabeth doesn't like the sound of them and swears they won't stop her from playing "The Game".

I hope this information gives you enough to make you wanna read it. This is a great fiction story, I would recommend anyone who likes reading about crimes and criminal stories to read this, and even if you don't, it is still a good read.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.




Book Description

The Triple Threat Club novels follow three fiercely intelligent women—a TV reporter, a Federal prosecutor and an FBI agent—as they investigate crimes as current as today’s headlines.

The Triple Threat women have faced intense situations before…but never such a cunningly cold-blooded murderer.

Elizabeth Avery is a stunningly beautiful woman. But her perfectly managed exterior hides the ice cold heart of a killer. She ingeniously manipulates everyone who crosses her path to do exactly as she wishes--from crime reporter Cassidy Shaw, who thinks Elizabeth is her new best friend, to a shy young man Elizabeth persuades to kill for her.

As Elizabeth leaves a trail of bodies in her wake, Federal prosecutor Allison Pierce and FBI agent Nicole Hedges must piece together clues from seemingly unrelated crimes. Can they stop her before she reaches her unthinkable, ultimate end-game?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nashville Sweetheart


By Rachel Hauck
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.25 Stars



It was a good book about a woman (Aubrey James) who is from Nashville. Her parents (Ray and Myra James) were famous for gospel singing and she is a famous country singer. Her parents died when she was 16.

Aubrey is always being bugged to due interviews and due to somethings that were said by her ex-friend Melanie, she agrees to do a local interview with Inside NashVegas. Scott Vaughn does the interviewing with her over a month span, and as he does, he sees her in a way not many people get to.

She has a fiance (who proposed at her last stop on her 11th tour, which was also her 30th birthday), his name is Brown "Car" Carmichael the third (Aubrey always calls him Car). He is always pushing Aubry to commit further to him, which usually gets them into arguing. For example he just starts moving stuff into he replace without asking, asks a person at the bank how much money is in her personal bank account, argues with her to invest her personal money to him with his business.








Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

What do you do when the past you've been dodging shows up at your door with cameras rolling?

Aubrey James ruled the charts as the queen of country for over a decade. She'd rocketed to fame in the shadow of her parents' death—both of them pioneers in gospel music. But while her public life—high-profile romances and fights with Music Row execs—made for juicy tabloid headlines, the real and private Aubrey has remained a media mystery.

When a former band member betrays Aubrey's trust and sells an "exclusive" to a tabloid, the star knows she must go public with her story. But Aubrey's private world is rocked when the Inside NashVegas interviewer is someone from her past—someone she'd hoped to forget.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Alienation (C.H.A.O.S., #2)




This is the second book in the series. The first book is called Invasion.

This is a great book. It starts off pretty much where the last book left off. It describes what Colt, Oz, Danielle are doing, how they are training for the academy. When they get to the academy it describes the adventures they have there.

This is a great read for anyone who loves aliens and science fiction type books. It also contains lots of action. I can't wait to read the third book where they are trapped on the Thule planet.





Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.


Book Description

The invasion was only the beginning . . .

After his parents were killed in a car accident, Colt McAllister was drawn into a world he thought only existed in comic books—one where mind control, jet packs, and flying motorcycles don't even scratch the surface.

Along with his best friends Oz and Danielle, Colt is now training at the secret Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural academy. But strange accidents seem to follow him. . . even with the security of the school grounds. What first seems random soon turns deadly. But who is targeting Colt?

As the alien invasions increase in frequency and force, C.H.A.O.S resources are taxed to the limit and they're forced to utilize the new recruits. In the midst of battle, Colt will discover some startling revelations . . . about himself, his friendship with Oz, and why he has been chosen to defeat this alien attack against earth.


Reviewer's Guide

Please note that "Alienation" is the second installment in the C.H.A.O.S. series, which is geared toward Young Adults.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Invasion (C.H.A.O.S., #1)




By Jon Lewis
Published by Thomas Nelson

This is the first book.

This book is about.....

It starts out with Colt visiting a Military academy that he can't join until he is 18, but that he was invited to tour it. Only he can get the tour (meaning his father nor any other family/friends can be with him). But his 7 brothers before him had the tour as well.


Here are the brothers that are introduced
(that i can remember):
Colt is the youngest of the 8 brothers.
Clive is the oldest brother.
Clayton lives in Berlin.
Clark has 5 kids of his own.


Murdoch McAlister is the Grandfather.

This book brings comic book type characters alive within the story. It has very good details and explanations. I love how it kind of leaves you wondering what is next at the end, I can't wait to read the second book!

I think this is a great story and that anyone who likes fiction books, will love this story.





Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.





Book Description

Colt McAlister is drawn into a war against things he thought only existed in comic books.

After a car wreck takes the lives of his parents, Colt moves to Arizona to stay with his grandfather. There, an informant tells him that his parents were actually murdered because his mom, a journalist, was getting ready to write a story exposing Trident Industries.

Along with Oz and Danielle, his new comrades at Chandler High, Colt vows to uncover the truth. But the more they learn, the more bizarre reality becomes. Mind control, jet packs, and flying motorcycles only scratch the surface of what they discover.

Colt is recruited by a secret organization called the Central Headquarters Against the Occult and Supernatural. But the battle isn't just against an out-of-control giant corporation. A gateway to another world is opening, and the invasion has already begun.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Chocolate-Covered Baloney - Confessions of April Grace 3


By KD McCrite
Published by Thomas Nelson


Third book in the series.
You don't really need to read the first two books in the series to get what is going on. This is a great story. This story could just happen and has happened to others, so reading it like this with such a good ending is great too. I would recommend this to teens and adults, i think that the problems in this book are pretty well relate-able to a lot of people.

It is about a family of two sisters and a baby brother. The oldest (Myra Sue) is into acting and now is being very secretive. The younger sister (April Grace) wants to know what is going on and tries to snoop, though it doesn't really work. When she figures it out it is too late. I won't say much more than that as it will ruin the ending and it is a great ending to read after all that happened in the book.








Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description
The last thing April Grace wants is more change in her life—but that’s exactly what she gets! Plus, April has a new mystery to solve when Myra Sue starts sneaking around and acting very suspicious!
From snooty new neighbors to starting junior high to getting a new baby brother to having her grandmother get a boyfriend, April Grace has had enough change to last until she is at least 87 years old.
But when it rains, it pours, and April Grace is in for the ride of her life when her prissy, citified neighbor Isabel becomes her gym teacher and a long-lost relative suddenly reappears and throws everything into a tizzy. On top of that, April’s sister, Myra Sue, has been hiding something and sneaking around. April needs to find out what is going on before her silly sister gets herself into trouble again. More important, will April find the grace she needs to handle her topsy-turvy life and forgive past wrongs?
Girls will fall in love with April’s humor and completely relate to her as she deals with family, friends, drama, and both the humor and the heartache that are part of growing up.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

An Amish Wedding



This book has 3 different stories in it.
1st one is: A Perfect Secret
2nd one is: A Perfect Match
3rd one is: A Perfect Plan


First story:
Luke and Rose are to be married, now that Rose accepted his proposal. They were best friends since they were kids. Rose finds out Luke is hiding something and you could never guess what until it is literally spelled out. They had a good ending. I loved the descriptions.


Second story:
Naomi was hurt before, and now doesn't want to trust love. Zeke is trying to not scare her away, but he has feelings for her. Margaret thought he was cute and with the help of Noami, they schemed to get her a dinner date (at Noami's, with Noami getting jealous feelings)


Third story:
Tells how Pricilla and Chester first started going together. Then tells about all their disasters that happen before they even get married.


I personaly think the third story should have been the first, since it was mentioned in the other stories. I loved reading these books though, as they were all written great.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.



Book Description

Three Amish women yearn for the perfect wedding.

"A Perfect Plan" by Beth Wiseman

Priscilla King has been planning to marry Chester Lapp since she was sixteen years old, and when Chester proposes on Priscilla’s nineteenth birthday, wedding plans begin immediately. What wasn't planned was all the problems the couple encounters as their big day approaches. A house disaster, a ruined wedding dress, and a sick attendant all make the couple wonder if God's sending them signs to call things off.

"The Perfect Match" by Kathleen Fuller

Naomi Fisher has had great success at matchmaking her family members and friends. Now with her sister’s wedding right around the corner, Naomi wonders why she’s able to find husbands for her friends and family, but not one for herself.

"The Perfect Secret" by Kelly Long

Rose Bender has recently become engaged to handsome but somber Luke Raber. She agrees out of a sense of duty and a willingness to settle for solid friendship as a basis for the engagement. But as she watches her friend's excitement over her soon-to-be wedding, Rose wonders if there shouldn’t be more to her relationship with Luke. She begins to examine Luke and his life more closely and is amazed when she stumbles upon an exciting, secret side of him that engages her mind and heart.