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G336 Book Review of Ripples along the shore by Mona Hodgson

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Title of the book: Ripples Along the Shore

Author: Mona Hodgson

Publisher: Water Brook

Publishing Date: 2014

ISBN: 978-0-307-73114-2

Summary:

Once a week, Elsa Brantenberg hosts the Saint Charles Quilting Circle at her farmhouse on the outskirts of the riverside town of St. Charles, Missouri. The ladies who gather there have all experienced heartache related to the intense hardships of the Civil War, and together, they are facing their painful circumstances with friendship and prayer. Can the tattered pieces of their hearts be stitched together by God’s grace?

Ripples Along the Shore
Change is brewing in St. Charles. A group of brave souls are preparing to head west on the Boone's Lick Wagon Train, led by the mysterious and handsome Garrett Cowlishaw, who served as a Confederate soldier in the war that killed Caroline’s husband. Despite her dislike for him, Caroline is tempted to join the wagon train and start fresh somewhere new, but when Mr. Cowlishaw forbids her—a single woman—to tr…

G1081 Book Review of The Last Pier by Roma Tearne

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Name of Book: The Last Pier

Author: Roma Tearne

ISBN: 978-1-91070-930-6

Publisher: Aardvark Bureau

Type of book: 1939, 1968, secrets, war, summertime, family, lies, spying, games, dancing, death, making peace, England, Italy, Arandora Star

Year it was published: 2015, 2019

Summary:

A  beautiful, atmospheric novel about family, love, loss, and regret by a critically acclaimed author

How deep the summer had bitten into the land that last August, how cruelly it had burnt into earth and grass and air. What had started out as a pastel and water-faded spring turning so unexpectedly into a splintering, shimmering thing. All that had been required was a spark to cause a fire. Why had no one noticed?

The summer of 1939 broke the Maudsley family. Cecily was only 13-years-old and desperate to grow up; desperate to be as beautiful and desired and reckless as her older sister Rose. Now, in her 40s, the family resemblance is uncanny, but Cecily is a shadow of her former self. A part of her died that fate…

G1102 Book Review of The high court by Chris Ledbetter

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Name of Book: The High Court

Author: Chris Ledbetter

ISBN: 978-1-946700-72-8

Publisher: Month9Books

Part of a Series: Sequel to The Sky Throne

Type of book: Gods, goddesses, justice, friendship, brotherhood, couples, young adult, daily life, learning, surviving

Year it was published: 2018

Summary:

High atop Mount Olympus, dawn breaks on a new academic term. Normalcy has returned to campus following a harrowing expedition into The Underworld to rescue kidnapped students by Zeus and his fellow Olympians. Now, as they prepare to testify in The High Court, Hyperion will be tried for the attack on Crete and death of Anytos. Kronos will stand trial for the murder of Mount Olympus Prep’s Headmaster Ouranos.

As the trials draw near, Mount Olympus Prep students and faculty are besieged repeatedly by a race of gargantuan stone and earth giants. Under heavy assault, the Olympians are forced to flee to the volcanic island of Limnos to regroup.
Meanwhile, a toxic poison Zeus has carried with him since a …

G1105 HIIT your limit; High Intensity Interval Training for Fat loss, Cardio, and full body health

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Title of the book: HIIT your limit; High Intensity Interval Training for Fat loss, Cardio, and full body health

Author: Dr. Len Kravitz

Publisher: Apollo Publishers

Publishing Date: 2018

ISBN: 9781948062244

Summary:

Get lean, build muscle, and stay healthy in only ten minutes a day! A Fitness Hall of Fame inductee and world-famous exercise scientist explains the #1 new fitness trend and how to get and keep the body you’ve always wanted.

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is an extraordinarily effective form of training that mixes high- and low-impact activities during periods ranging from seconds to eight minutes. In HIIT Your Limit, Dr. Len Kravitz, who has been inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame and been an internationally-renowned exercise scientist for the past thirty-six years, and sold nearly100,0000 copies of his last fitness book, explains what HIIT is, how it effects your entire body (externally and internally), gives 50 workouts and a guaranteed plan to whip you…

G334 Book Review of Dandelions on the Wind by Mona Hodgson

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Title of the book: Dandelions on the Wind

Author: Mona Hodgson

Publisher: Water Brook

Publishing Date: 2014

ISBN: 978-0-307-73114-2

Summary:

Once a week, Elsa Brantenberg hosts the Saint Charles Quilting Circle at her farmhouse on the outskirts of the riverside town of St. Charles, Missouri. The ladies who gather there have all experienced heartache related to the intense hardships of the Civil War, and together, they are facing their painful circumstances with friendship and prayer. Can the tattered pieces of their hearts be stitched together by God’s grace?

Dandelions on the Wind

When Maren Jensen took a job on Elsa Brantenberg’s St. Charles, Missouri farm, she never expected to call the place her home. As she grows to love Mrs. Brantenberg and her granddaughter, Gabi, Maren is transformed from a lonely mail-order bride-without-a-groom to a beloved member of the Brantenberg household. But when Gabi’s father, Rutherford “Wooly” Wainwright, returns to the farm unexpectedly, everything chan…

G1095 Book Review of The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

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Name of Book: The Island of Sea Women

Author: Lisa See

ISBN: 978-1-5011-5485-0

Publisher: Scribner

Type of book: Jeju South Korea, 1938-2008, friendship, sisterhood, women, deep diving, haenyo, Japanese occupation, World War 2, Korean War, surviving, selling, growing up and maturing

Year it was published: 2019

Summary:

A new novel from Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, about female friendship and family secrets on a small Korean island.

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends that come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility but also danger.

Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook’s differences are impossible to ignore. The Island of …

Coming Attractions for April 2019

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Hopefully during this season I will begin some of my long-term projects, in which I hope to be successful at. Unlike the previous month, April promises to be kind of an empty month, although there is always May, I suppose. I am also crossing my fingers toward getting print copies of some books, and of reviewing a lot more books. Without further ado, here are some of my plans for this month. Wish me luck!

Book Tours/Spotlights

The Last Pier by Roma Tearne (April 23rd, 2019)

HIIT your limit; High-Intensity interval training for fat loss, cardio, and full body health by Dr. Len Kravitz (April 23rd, 2019)

The High Court by Chris Ledbetter (April 24th, 2019)

Scheduled Reviews:

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See (April 3rd, 2019)

Alvar the Kingmaker by Anne Whitehead (April 5th, 2019)

Planned Reads:

Sown in Tears by Beverly Magid

The Exile by Gregory Erich Phillips

Alice and Gerald; A Homicidal Love Story by Ron Franscell

Love you bye; holding fast, letting go, and then there's the dog b…

April 2019

A House Divided-Pearl S Buck
SR: March 11th, 2016
FR: N/A
Cape May-Chip Cheek
SR: April 20th, 2019
FR:
Drops of Cerulean-Dawn Adams Cole
SR: March 10th, 2019
FR: April 11th, 2019
Promised Land-Martin Fletcher
SR: March 17th, 2019
FR:
Wunderland-Jennifer Cody Epstein
SR: March 24th, 2019
FR: April 9th, 2019
Crimson Lake-Candice Fox
SR: March 9th, 2019
FR: April 1st, 2019
The bookshop of the broken hearted- Robert Hillman
SR: April 17th, 2019
FR:
The high court-Chris Ledbetter
SR: April 1st, 2019
FR: April 19th, 2019
Sown in tears- Beverly Magid
SR: April 7th, 2019
FR: April 17th, 2019
The exile- Gregory Erich Phillips
SR: April 13th, 2019
FR:
Mother Country-Irina Reyn
SR: March 28th, 2019
FR: April 8th, 2019

Nonfiction:
Tree of Souls-Howard Schwartz
SR: February 10th, 2014
FR: N/A
HIIT your limit high intensity interval training for fat loss cardio and full body health- Dr. Len Kravitz
SR: April 9th, 2019
FR: April 22nd, 2019
Alice and Gerald; a Homocidal love story- Ron Francell
SR: …