Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Until You're Mine by Samantha Haynes

    How do you take care of yourself and twins when a baby is on the way and the father is away in the service? Why, you put an ad in the paper and look for someone to be a nanny.
   That’s what Claudia Morgan-Brown does.
   The story is told in multiple viewpoints; two first persons and one third person. The first persons are the nanny, Flo, and the main character, Claudia, who is about due to give birth. The third person is the detective, Lorraine. Chapters alternate between them. This technique heightens the suspense factor.
   It seems someone has been performing C sections on pregnant women who are just about due to deliver, killing the child and mother.
   Flo wants a baby which is one reason she hires out as a nanny. If you can’t have one, care for one. Claudia has a history of miscarriages in the past so this baby is important for her.
   I will not mention any spoilers.
   Hayes is good at holding the suspense tight. This book is definitely not one to read just before turning out the lights at night as it will keep your brain very active.
   I would recommend it for all who like a good suspenseful read.
   This book was sent to me gratis to be reviewed by bloggingforbooks.com. I was not required to give a positive review.
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   Until You're Mine

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Grand Paradox by Ken Wytsma

   Faith is a grand paradox. You are praying in the present for something by faith believing it is on the way, and there is this big gap between the time you ask and the time you receive.
   “A paradox”, the author writes, “is an apparent contradiction, a statement about reality that seems antithetical. Some paradoxes are common and well understood.”
    Life is messy. At the same time God is mysterious.  And we must approach him by faith. We are all aware that Hebrews 11:1 informs us it is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen. But that is still not completely graspable. The instances of the Old Testament saints walking by faith and not sight is the only handle God gives.
    Wisdom Is not faith
     The best illustration of walking a life of faith is Jesus. It is to allow God to lead as we follow.
      In the Grand Paradox Wytsma uses 16 chapters to help us realize that others struggled just as we are struggling now. He presents nuggets in each chapter for us to chew on. One is that in the midst of suffering is the best time to experience the presence of God.
      I would recommend this book for seekers who are trying to know God better.
      I was sent this book free from Thomas Nelson through booklookbloggers.com to review and add to my book review blog. There was no agreement that I had to give a positive review in order to receive this book. All views are those of the reviewer and not those of the publisher.
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The Grand Paradox: The Messiness of Life, the Mystery of God and the Necessity of Faith                         
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Revival by Stephen King

  I have become a fan of Stephen King. I like the way he has developed in his style since his first book a long time ago.
  He used to do gross out type of horror stories. But he started to develop characters that were intriguing. His story in the past about flying saucers and telekinetic powers were a bit off the norm .
 When he works with basic motifs of the unknown, the wolfman, the enhanced mental capability of man-- these are good.
  He has become a leader in the revived horror genre.
   In this one we have the power of electricity and its' distructive power.
    The template for this one appears to be the Frankenstein Motif. A con man enters town and through the power of electricity presents himself as a miracle worker. But each person he helps is either driven to suicide or losing of their minds.
  Except for a few.
  This story is told through the first person voice of Jamie Morton who gets selected by a person called Charles Jacobs, the con man. There is a link between the two set up by a healing done by Jacobs using electricity.
   Jacobs weaves through the story and ends up at the end of his life attempting to raise the dead during a storm. He wishes to know what is beyond death.
   Jamie is needed since he is the success story of Jacobs and has the strongest connection to the power of the storm.
    King may have lost some of his hold over the genre but is starting to regain it.
    This is a good book and enjoyable.
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     On page 11 you will find it. Revival by Stephen King.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

HRC by Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes

She may try for the nomination again in 2016. Therefore you should know what you are going to be voting for.
Reading this book you come away with the feeling Hillary has a vindictive streak.  She keeps records of wrongs done her and seeks to repay.
 She is a type A personality and a choleric. She can make quick decisions and stick with them.  She will listen to you but her mind is already made up.
 “None can predict the future, and promises in Washington have a way of vanishing into the humid air, but to a remarkable degree, throughout her tenure at State, Hillary would stick to the philosophy and agenda she outlined in her confirmation hearing. Whether that’s a sign of a sound strategy or stubbornness, the continuity is undependable.” The authors point out.
She has accomplished great things in her years in politics that will portend her future activities.
The authors major on Hillary’s term as Secretary of State under Obama. They detail the decisions she make working with him and how she handled herself under pressure. After all, she may run in 2014 and you want to know what she may be like if elected to office
What drew me to this book is firstly that it isn’t written by Hillary. Therefore the facts can’t be bent to whitewash reality. Secondly the writers, Allen and Parnes, are newspaper reporters who cover this area normally. They can present facts that can be verified.  
I recommend this book for the general information it gives.
This book was sent to me gratis from bloggingforbooks.org for the purpose of review. I was not required to give a positive review. The opinions offered are those of the reviewer and do not reflect those of the publisher.
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HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton