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G738 Book Review of Paris Runaway by Paulita Kincer

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Name of Book: Paris Runaway

Author: Paulita Kincer

ISBN: 978-1-365-18923-4

Publisher: self published

Type of book: France, gangs, trouble, Florida, love, relationships, family, 2000s, birds,Paris, autumn romance, defiance, parent/child relationships

Year it was published: 2016

Summary:

When divorced mom Sadie Ford realizes her 17-year-old daughter Scarlett has run away to Paris all she can imagine are terrorist bombings and sex slaves. After learning her daughter chased a French exchange student home, Sadie hops on the next plane in pursuit. She joins forces with the boy’s father, Auguste, and the two attempt to find the missing teens before they can stumble into more trouble. The chase takes Sadie and Auguste to the seedier side of Marseille, where their own connection is ignited. Since the divorce, Sadie has devoted herself to raising kids and putting her dreams on hold, but when her daughter needs her most, Sadie finds that concrete barrier to life beginning to crack. In her journey, she…

Book Spotlight for the Great Disneyland Scavenger Hunt: A Detailed Path throughout the Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure Parks by Catherine F. Olen

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Book Description:

See the enchantment of the Disneyland resort in a whole new way with "The Great Disneyland Scavenger Hunt." From Main Street U.S.A. to New Orleans Square, Walt Disney lovingly designed every detail to immerse guests in the magic of his theme parks.

See Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure through new eyes when you discover fantasy, thrills, and dreams around every turn. Whether you’re perusing the shops, waiting in line, or riding attractions, there’s plenty to uncover for even the most knowledgeable Disney fan.

If this is your first visit or your five hundredth, you will discover something new with "The Great Disneyland Scavenger Hunt."

Buy the Book: Amazon  ~  Books-a-Million  ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Powell's Books  ~  Chapters.Indigo.ca

Author's Bio:

Catherine Olen has enjoyed a love affair with the magic of the Disney theme parks for as long as she can remember, counting herself among Disneyland passholders for the last twenty-fi…

G713 Book Review of the secret language of stones by M.J Rose

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Name of Book: The Secret Language of Stones

Author: M.J Rose

ISBN: 9781476778099

Publisher: Atria Books

Part of a Series: The Daughters of La Lune

Type of book: France, WWI, mother/daughter relationships, White Russians, Revolution of 1917, 1918-1919, magick, witchcraft, special powers, lithomancy, gemstones, opulence, wealth, mentoring, Paris, coming-of-age, running away, rumors, thriller, travel, love letters, death and life, energy

Year it was published: 2016

Summary:

As World War I rages and the Romanov dynasty reaches its sudden, brutal end, a young jewelry maker discovers love, passion, and her own healing powers in this rich and romantic ghost story, the perfect follow-up to M.J. Rose’s “brilliantly crafted” (Providence Journal) novel The Witch of Painted Sorrows.

Nestled within Paris’s historic Palais Royal is a jewelry store unlike any other. La Fantasie Russie is owned by Pavel Orloff, protégé to the famous Faberge, and is known by the city’s fashion elite as the place to find the …

G724 Book Review of The Sons of Godwine by Mercedes Rochelle

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Name of Book: The Sons of Godwine

Author: Mercedes Rochelle

ISBN: 978-0-9973182-0-3

Publisher: self published

Part of a Series: The Last Great Saxon Earls

Type of book: Godwineson family, Britain, Anglo-Saxon, Normandy, William Duke of Normandy, Harold Godwineson, Toasting, Swegn, marriages, battles, ruling kingdoms, power, politics, Edward the Confessor, 11th century prior to 1066, family relationships, deaths, loyalty, saints

Year it was published: 2016

Summary:

Emerging from the long shadow cast by his formidable father, Harold Godwineson showed himself to be a worthy successor to the Earldom of Wessex. In the following twelve years, he became the King's most trusted advisor, practically taking the reins of government into his own hands. And on Edward the Confessor's death, Harold Godwineson mounted the throne—the first king of England not of royal blood. Yet Harold was only a man, and his rise in fortune was not blameless. Like any person aspiring to power, he made choices he was…

G727 Book Review of the ocean at the end of lane by Neil Gaiman

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Name of Book: The Ocean at the end of the lane

Author: Neil Gaiman

ISBN: 978-0-06-225566-2

Publisher: William Morrow

Type of book: science fiction/fantasy, childish, whimsical, England, 1970s?, memories, Lettie Hempstock, farm, ocean, pond, old country, struggle, parental abuse, worms, magic

Year it was published: 2013

Summary:

Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this …

G707 Book Review of The Light of Grace Journeys of an Angel by Kasey Claytor

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Name of Book: The Light of Grace Journey of an Angel

Author: Kasey Claytor

ISBN: 978-1-5043-5132-4

Publisher: Balboa Press

Type of book: spirituality, angels, previous lives, friendships, families, companions, seeking meaning, bonds from past lives, destinies, prehistorical times, medieval ages, near future, distant future, responsibility, equality, struggles

Year it was published: 2015

Summary:

The Light of Grace takes readers on an epic spiritual adventure as Grace, a newly-assigned angel, is given four humans to guide: Mumbi, an innovative prehistoric girl guided to break through limitations; Garth, a devout 14th century Christian who questions his faith; Arnina, a sensitive woman in the 21st century who seeks to rid herself of anxiety and fear; and Alistair, an extraordinary man living in the 26th century who explores the planes of consciousness.

Grace is accompanied by her loyal emissary, Aelfraed, who takes the form of a dog, a wolf, and a fox on earth so he can keep watch on Grace’s …

G734 Book Review of Sunborn Rising beneath the fall by Aaron Safronoff

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Name of Book: Sunborn Rising; Beneath the Fall

Author:Aaron Safronoff

ISBN: 978-1-944606-00-8

Publisher: Neoglyphic Entertainment

Type of book: picture books, children/young adult, fantasy, environment, secrets, darkness, discoveries, family, community, journal, diseases, new friends, help, strong heroine

Year it was published: 2016

Summary:

On a distant world of forests floating on an ocean around a star, a blight threatens to plunge all life into darkness.
But three friends seek the light.
Together, they will Fall and be lost.
And at the very Root of darkness, they will find themselves.
But will it be enough to help them find their way home?

The World of Cerulean
Light and water flow from the ocean into the roots of the Great Trees, up through the boughs, and out over the lush canopies. But the once vibrant treescape has grown dim over generations of arboreal life, and the creatures of the forest have forgotten the light.
Barra, a young, willful Listlespur, finds her late father’s hidden …