Showing posts from 2014

G500 Book Review of Noah's Wife by T.K Thorne

Name of Book: Noah's Wife

Author: T.K Thorne

ISBN: 978-0-9837878-0-8

Publisher: Chalet Publishers

Type of book: 5524-5500s PME, biblical story, stripping away myths and bible, Noah, Na'amah, love triangle, Turkey, the great flood, rape, great sea, relationships between women, household

Year it was published: 2009


ForeWord Review's BOOK OF THE YEAR for Historical Fiction (2009) Noah built an ark, but this story has never been told! Noah's wife is Na'amah, a brilliant young girl with a form of autism (now known as Aspergers). Na'amah wishes only to be a shepherdess on her beloved hills in ancient Turkey--a desire shattered by the hatred of her powerful brother, the love of two men, and a disaster that threatens her world.


The main characters include Na'amah, the youngest daughter of Lamech and younger sister of Tubal-Cain. She is an asperger's savant and can often sense earthquakes and is best described as bit of an atheist. Tubal-Cain is Na…

G468 E-Reading Book Review of The Temple is not my father by Rasana Atroya

Name of Book: The Temple Is Not My Father

Author: Rasan Atroya


Publisher: Self published

Type of book: India, prostitution, countryside, mindset, single motherhood, secrets, suicide, rape, devadasi, temple dedication, 2000s

Year it was published: 2014


Ensnared by a tradition hundreds of years old, a woman fights for her daughter’s happiness.

From the author of 'Tell A Thousand Lies,' which was shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia award. UK's Glam magazine calls 'Tell A Thousand Lies' on of their 'five favourite tales from India.'

If you like Rohinton Mistry or Shilpi Somaya Gowda,you might like this short story of 40 pages.


I do apologize for not being able to recall some of the characters. The main character is Godavari, a young and single mother who was forced to become a devadasi, and is pushed on by her father to do so. Despite her station and circumstances, she hopes the best she can for her young daughter…

G530 E-reading book review of Aoléon The Martian Girl by Brent LeVasseur

Name of Book: Aoléon The Martian Girl

Author: Brent LeVasseur


Publisher: Aoléon Press

Type of book: middle-grade, science fiction and fantasy, aliens, travel, government, Mars, earth, Wisconsin

Year it was published: 2014


Crop circles magically appear in Farmer Johnson’s field. A mysterious light sweeps over the night sky and awakens Farmer Johnson and Gilbert, the boy next door.

Curious, Gilbert ventures out to discover the source of the light and stumbles into a beautiful Martian girl sitting in a crop circle. Farmer Johnson also investigates the strange light, and thinking that Gilbert and Aoléon are vandals, he chases them. But they sprint to Aoléon’s saucer and escape only to be pursued by the U.S. Air Force.

Gilbert has never been attacked by swarms of giant killer robots. Never met strange aliens from other worlds. Never skyboarded across a megalopolis hidden deep inside an extinct volcano. Never trekked across a vast Martian desert. And never been eate…

Late Reviews once more...

Good news is that I finished Noah's Wife by T.K Thorne and will soon write and publish the review. Bad news is that I still have to get finished with Peyote Fire and Heir to a Prophecy; both books that I'm enjoying a lot. Sorry once more, but life can really get in the way.

Late Reviews

Very sorry everyone, but its highly likely that my reviews for Peyote Fire and Noah's Wife will be late. First of all I'm enjoying the books, but I've been pretty busy with life. Thanks for understanding!

G516 Book Review of Omphalos by Mark Patton

Name of Book: Omphalos

Author: Mark Patton

ISBN: 978-1-910510-06-3

Publisher: Crooked Cat

Type of book:connecting lives, ancient history, 4000 PME, 1160s, 1517, 1799, 1944-1946, 2013, mystery, world war 2, religion, penance, Catholicism, temple, nature, meanings

Year it was published: 2014


SIX EPOCHS, TEN LIVES INTERSECTING AT A SINGLE PLACE. 2013: Al Cohen, an American in search of his European heritage.

1944-1946: Friedrich Werner, an officer of the Wehrmacht and later a prisoner of war. His wife Greta, clinging to what remains of her life in war-torn Berlin.

1799: Suzanne de Beaubigny, a royalist refugee from revolutionary France.

1517: Richard Mabon, a Catholic priest on pilgrimage to Jerusalem with his secretary, Nicholas Ahier.

1160: Raoul de Paisnel, a knight with a dark secret walking through Spain with his steward, Guillaume Bisson.

4000 BC: Egrasté, a sorceress, and Txeru, a man on an epic voyage.

Transgressions, reconciliations and people caught on the wrong side of hist…

G492 Little Things Remembered; Making your children feel special everyday

Title of the book: Little Things Long Remembered; Making Your Children Feel Special Every Day 500+ sure-fire stellar ways

Author:  Susan Newman

Publisher: Random House/Crown

Publishing Date: 1993

ISBN:  978-0-9914660-0-9


“Little Things Long Remembered,” updated for today’s time-strapped families, offers hundreds of ways to create treasured childhood rituals. Chock full of thoughtful and loving ideas that mean a lot—especially to children.

Chapters are divided into convenient timeframes: Gestures to strengthen family ties that take seconds, activities when you have five minutes, half an hour, or the entire weekend. Plus special circumstance suggestions for when your child is not feeling well or when you travel, for birthdays, major and minor holidays--including a set of Cardinal Rules to insure whatever you do is fun, builds character and celebrates your family.

Small parcels of time well spent shape long-lasting memories that are the backbone of family unity...and the glue that ho…

G463 Book Review of What a lady needs for christmas by Grace Burrowes

Name of Book: What a Lady Needs for Christmas

Author: Grace Burrowes

ISBN: 978-1-4022-7881-5

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Part of a Series: MacGregor Quartet

Type of book: miracles, christmas, England, Scotland, Victorian Era, late 1800s, business, mills, romance, adult, sensual, English lady/Scottish lord, traditions, family, marriage

Year it was published: 2014


The Best Gifts are the Unexpected Ones...

To escape a scandal, Lady Joan Flynn flees to her family's estate in the Scottish Highlands. She needs a husband by Christmas, or the holidays will ring in nothing but ruin.

Practical, ambitious mill owner Dante Hartwell offers to marry Joan, because a wellborn wife is his best chance of gaining access to aristocratic investors.

As Christmas—and trouble—draw nearer, Dante and Joan's marriage of convenience blossoms into unexpected intimacy, for true love often hides beneath the most unassuming holiday wrapping...


The main characters include Lady Joan, sister …

Spotlight for Metabolism Solution by Lisa Lynn

Book Synopsis:
Are you ready to lose 1 pound a day? Have you tried every weight loss plan under the sun? Don’t give up in frustration; The Metabolism Solution will make it faster and easier. What makes The Metabolism Solution different? It will teach you how to safely harness the power of your metabolism to lose weight and melt belly fat fast. You will learn the right way to work out to boost your metabolism with the best part being seeing results the first day after your first 30-minute workout. You will learn how to address your weight loss and fitness issues from the inside out, allowing you to focus on what created the weight gain in the beginning and how to correct those issues. Do you love delicious food? You'll adore Lisa Lynn’s 100 irresistibly delicious fat blasting recipes. The Metabolism Solution is the perfect roadmap for not only transforming your body, but changing your whole life.

Author's Bio: