Friday, December 7, 2018

G1064 Tammy the little cat with a big attitude

Title of the book: Tammy the little cat with a big attitude

Author: LIANE CARTER

Publisher: Self published

Publishing Date: 2018

ISBN: 9781720189190

Summary:

I was snatched from my mum when I was only two weeks old, and what happened next was bigger than any kitten could imagine.

"A gently witty and charming story which draws the reader in from the word 'go' to a truly entrancing feline perspective on human well-intentioned but frequently misguided behaviour when taking on a new pet." Mary Ashton, retired veterinary surgeon

"A heart-warming story that really has unique perspective on the ever-important animal-human bond (and how our pets really feel about us)." Sommer Pari, licensed veterinary technician

Author Info:
(From iRead Book Tours)

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Meet the Author:

Devoted to giving her readers smiles, tears and tension in both her poignant non-fiction and fast-paced fantasy adventures, Liane Carter bares her soul. Author of The Chronicles of Joya, The Dream Devils, Darcy: The Dog Who Talked and Tammy: The Little Cat With A Big Attitude, she has written features and a weekly column for Costa Blanca News, articles for Writing Magazine, and has taught over 150 writing workshops. She pours her innate joy into her books and also expresses it in nature, playing instruments, creating art and dancing.

Connect with Liane: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Pinterest
Personal Opinion:

With beautiful gusto and a touching tribute, the author truly writes an amazing tale of how Tammy entered into her life and changed it in numerous ways. I haven't owned a cat before, therefore I wasn't able to relate to Tammy, but I still found it a beautiful tale, and its a book I will share with my little boy when he gets to be older. (He's only 2.5 years...) I also enjoyed reading about Tammy's quirks and seeing into her personality as well as some motivations behind her actions. For a short and amazing read, this book is highly recommended.

This is for iRead Book Tours

BOOK REVIEW TOUR SCHEDULE: 

Nov 26 - Mochas, Mysteries and Meows - review of Tammy / giveaway
Nov 26 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of Tammy / guest post / giveaway
Nov 27 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Tammy / giveaway
Nov 27 - The Autistic Gamer - review of Tammy / giveaway
Nov 28 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of Darcy / giveaway
Nov 28 - Reading is My Passion - review of Tammy / giveaway
Nov 29 - Laura's Interests - review of Tammy / guest post / giveaway
Nov 29 - The Avid Reader - review of Tammy / guest post / giveaway
Nov 30 - The Autistic Gamer - review of Darcy / giveaway
Dec 3   - Mochas, Mysteries and Meows - review of Darcy / giveaway
Dec 4   - Kristin’s Novel CafĂ© - review of Tammy / giveaway
Dec 5   - 
Library of Clean Reads - review of Darcy / giveaway
Dec 7   - Laura's Interests - review of Darcy / giveaway
Dec 7   - 
NorthernMSW - review of Tammy / author interview
Dec 7   - 
NorthernMSW - review of Darcy
Dec 10 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review of Tammy / giveaway
Dec 10 - 15AndMeowing.com - review of Tammy / author interview
Dec 11 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review of Darcy / giveaway
Dec 11 - 
Books for Books - review of Tammy / guest post
Dec 12 - JBronder Book Reviews - review of Tammy / guest post / giveaway
Dec 13 -JBronder Book Reviews - review of Darcy / giveaway
Dec 14 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Darcy / giveaway
Dec 14 - Fur Everywhere - review of Tammy / giveaway

Dec 17 - Locks, Hooks and Books - review of Tammy / author interview / giveaway
Dec 18 - Books for Books - review of Darcy
Dec 18 - 
Fur Everywhere - review of Darcy / giveaway
Dec 19 - The Avid Reader - review of Darcy / giveaway
Dec 20 - Locks, Hooks and Books - review of Darcy / giveaway
Dec 21 - KC Beanie Boos Collection - review of Darcy / giveaway
TBD      - Books and Readers - review of Tammy / guest post / giveaway
TBD      - Books and Readers - review of Darcy / giveaway
TBD      - 
Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Tammy / giveaway

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5 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

Monday, December 3, 2018

FF55. Book Review of BLACK sugar by Miguel BONNEFOY

Name of Book: Black Sugar

Author: Miguel Bonnefoy

ISBN: 9781910477526

Publisher: Gallic Books

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:

Miguel Bonnefoy’s colourful tale of a family’s changing fortunes is also the fascinating story of Venezuela’s development over the course of the 20th century.

On the edge of the Latin American rainforest, the Oteros family farm sugar cane in their remote corner of the earth.

Cut off entirely from the modern world, life is peaceful, uneventful. Until, that is, a succession of ships arrive in search of Henry Morgan’s legendary lost treasure, said to be buried deep beneath the forest floor.

Soon, the isolated villagers are exposed to all the trappings of modernity, while the travellers’ search for booty unearths more than anybody could have anticipated…

And so it was that the treasure lay buried amid scraps of sail and a pirate’s corpse, preserved within the belly of the Caribbean…

Link for Review

4 out of 5

(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

FF7 Book Review of The sworn virgin by Kristopher Dukes

Name of Book: The Sworn Virgin

Author: Kristopher DUkes

ISBN: 9780062660749

Publisher: William Morrow

Year it was published: 2017

Summary:

Dukes's gripping historical novel tells the tale of a desperate Albanian woman who will do whatever it takes to keep her independence and seize control of her future...even if it means swearing to remain a virgin for her entire life.

When eighteen-year-old Eleanora’s father is shot dead on the cobblestone streets of 1910 Albania, Eleanora must abandon her dream of studying art in Italy as she struggles to survive in a remote mountain village with her stepmother Meria.

Nearing starvation, Meria secretly sells Eleanora into marriage with the cruel heir of a powerful clan. Intent on keeping her freedom, Eleanora takes an oath to remain a virgin for the rest of her life—a tradition that gives her the right to live as a man: she is now head of her household and can work for a living as well as carry a gun. Eleanora can also participate in the vengeful blood feuds that consume the mountain tribes, but she may not be killed—unless she forsakes her vow, which she has no intention of ever doing.

But when an injured stranger stumbles into her life, Eleanora nurses him back to health, saving his life—yet risking her own as she falls in love with him...

Link for Review

4 out of 5

(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

FFE54 Book Review of The Wild Inside by Jamey Bradbury

Name of Book: The Wild Inside

Author:  Jamey Bradbury

ISBN: B072HLSF56

Publisher: William Morrow

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:

A promising talent makes her electrifying debut with this unforgettable novel, set in the Alaskan wilderness, that is a fusion of psychological thriller and coming-of-age tale in the vein of Jennifer McMahon, Chris Bohjalian, and Mary Kubica.

A natural born trapper and hunter raised in the Alaskan wilderness, Tracy Petrikoff spends her days tracking animals and running with her dogs in the remote forests surrounding her family’s home. Though she feels safe in this untamed land, Tracy still follows her late mother’s rules: Never Lose Sight of the House. Never Come Home with Dirty Hands. And, above all else, Never Make a Person Bleed.

But these precautions aren’t enough to protect Tracy when a stranger attacks her in the woods and knocks her unconscious. The next day, she glimpses an eerily familiar man emerge from the tree line, gravely injured from a vicious knife wound—a wound from a hunting knife similar to the one she carries in her pocket. Was this the man who attacked her and did she almost kill him? With her memories of the events jumbled, Tracy can’t be sure.

Helping her father cope with her mother’s death and prepare for the approaching Iditarod, she doesn’t have time to think about what she may have done. Then a mysterious wanderer appears, looking for a job. Tracy senses that Jesse Goodwin is hiding something, but she can’t warn her father without explaining about the attack —or why she’s kept it to herself.

It soon becomes clear that something dangerous is going on . . . the way Jesse has wormed his way into the family . . . the threatening face of the stranger in a crowd . . . the boot-prints she finds at the forest’s edge.

Her family is in trouble. Will uncovering the truth protect them—or is the threat closer than Tracy suspects?

Link for Review

1 out of 5

(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

FFE75. Book Review of The ROMANOV EMPRESS by C.W. GORTNER

Name of Book: The Romanov Empress

Author: C.W. Gortner

ISBN: B076GQKBCD

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:

For readers of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir comes a dramatic novel of the beloved Empress Maria, the Danish girl who became the mother of the last Russian tsar.

Even from behind the throne, a woman can rule.

Narrated by the mother of Russia’s last tsar, this vivid, historically authentic novel brings to life the courageous story of Maria Feodorovna, one of Imperial Russia’s most compelling women, who witnessed the splendor and tragic downfall of the Romanovs as she fought to save her dynasty in its final years.

Barely nineteen, Minnie knows that her station in life as a Danish princess is to leave her family and enter into a royal marriage—as her older sister Alix has done, moving to England to wed Queen Victoria’s eldest son. The winds of fortune bring Minnie to Russia, where she marries the Romanov heir, Alexander, and once he ascends the throne, becomes empress. When resistance to his reign strikes at the heart of her family and the tsar sets out to crush all who oppose him, Minnie—now called Maria—must tread a perilous path of compromise in a country she has come to love.

Her husband’s death leaves their son Nicholas as the inexperienced ruler of a deeply divided and crumbling empire. Determined to guide him to reforms that will bring Russia into the modern age, Maria faces implacable opposition from Nicholas’s strong-willed wife, Alexandra, whose fervor has led her into a disturbing relationship with a mystic named Rasputin. As the unstoppable wave of revolution rises anew to engulf Russia, Maria will face her most dangerous challenge and her greatest heartache.

From the opulent palaces of St. Petersburg and the intrigue-laced salons of the aristocracy to the World War I battlefields and the bloodied countryside occupied by the Bolsheviks, C. W. Gortner sweeps us into the anarchic fall of an empire and the complex, bold heart of the woman who tried to save it.

Link for Review

Was a Fresh Pick for August 4th, 2018

4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

FF57 Book Review of Trouble the water by JACQUELINE FRIEDLAND

Name of Book: Trouble the Water

Author:  Jacqueline Friedland

ISBN: 9781943006540

Publisher: Spark Press

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:

Abigail Milton was born into the British middle class, but her family has landed in unthinkable debt. To ease their burdens, Abby’s parents send her to America to live off the charity of their old friend, Douglas Elling. When she arrives in Charleston at the age of seventeen, Abigail discovers that the man her parents raved about is a disagreeable widower who wants little to do with her. To her relief, he relegates her care to a governess, leaving her to settle into his enormous estate with little interference. But just as she begins to grow comfortable in her new life, she overhears her benefactor planning the escape of a local slave—and suddenly, everything she thought she knew about Douglas Elling is turned on its head.

Abby’s attempts to learn more about Douglas and his involvement in abolition initiate a circuitous dance of secrets and trust. As Abby and Douglas each attempt to manage their complicated interior lives, readers can’t help but hope that their meandering will lead them straight to each other. Set against the vivid backdrop of Charleston twenty years before the Civil War, Trouble the Water is a captivating tale replete with authentic details about Charleston’s aristocratic planter class, American slavery, and the Underground Railroad.

Link for Review

4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

FFE73 Book Review of The myth of perpetual summer by Susan Crandall

Name of Book: The Myth of Perpetual Summer

Author: Susan Crandall

ISBN: B075RT5P7T

Publisher:Gallery Books

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:

From the national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous sixties that harkens to both Ordinary Grace and The Secret Life of Bees.

Tallulah James’s parents’ volatile relationship, erratic behavior, and hands-off approach to child rearing set tongues to wagging in their staid Mississippi town, complicating her already uncertain life. She takes the responsibility of shielding her family’s reputation and raising her younger twin siblings onto her youthful shoulders.

If not for the emotional constants of her older brother, Griff, and her old guard Southern grandmother, she would be lost. When betrayal and death arrive hand in hand, she takes to the road, headed to what turns out to be the not-so-promised land of Southern California. The dysfunction of her childhood still echoes throughout her scattered family, sending her brother on a disastrous path and drawing her home again. There she uncovers the secrets and lies that set her family on the road to destruction.

Link for Review

4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)
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