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Three Book Reviews

Hi Everyone,

Here are reviews of three books that I read during Hurricane Matthew.

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~Ariesgrl

 

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My Sister’s Books Review #77

Home is Where My People Are

By: Sophie Hudson

 

The old saying states that the American Dream is a two story house with a nice, flat yard and a white picket fence. But what truly makes a house a home? Is it the building or is it the people? Do you have different homes throughout life, or is it just one single place that your soul belongs? These are just a few of the things that Sophie Hudson explores in her latest memoir Home is Where My People Are.

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Sasee Review

Simply a Smile
By: Joan Leotta

Joan Leotta is a Carolina author who has put together a collection of her short stories, including several award winning tales. Simply a Smile is a book that provides something for everyone. Ranging from Historical Romance to Contemporary Mystery, readers of all genres can easily find a story to enjoy.

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Roaming Pleasure

(Countermeasure: Bits of Life #3)
By: Chris Almeida and Cecilia Aubrey
Format: ebook ARC
Read: July 2015

Trevor and Cassandra Bauer have rarely spent a night apart, since their joyous wedding. However, when business calls Cassie back to the United States, Trevor is left at home to continue working on their current case. He misses his wife dearly and being alone allows him to express his wickedness in a unique way by taking matters into his own hands. Will Cassie approve of Trevor’s antics?

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Forgotten Book Challenge Friday!

Hi Everyone,

This fun group was created on Facebook to help readers dive deep into their ereaders to find those long forgotten downloaded books. If you are like me and like to download free ebooks, you may have an extra large TBR e-pile. If you are up to an adventure, sort your books by date and each week pick a book that is older than 6 months to read. You can join in on the fun by clicking here to join the Facebook group.

Below, you will see my review for this week’s #forgottenbookchallenge.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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The Great Game

By: James Vachowski.  Format: eBook.   Read: November 2014.

This is a short story about told from the point of view of an older man regaling a young child with his heroic stories from World War I.

History meets fantasy in this historical short story. Each chapter takes place during a different point of World War I, and there are several mythical creatures along the way. This is a very fast, easy-to-read book with a delightful narrator. Teenagers and adults alike will enjoy this book.

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

 

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The author provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. To learn more about this author and his work, please visit his website.

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I Talk Slower than I Think

By: C. D. Bonner   Format: eBook.   Read: November 2014

This is a collection of stories to remind adults of every age of a simpler, more hands-on era.

I Talk Slower than I Think is a nod to the good old days. Filled with southern expressions, each chapter relays an old family story passed down from previous generations. This book will have readers laughing out loud, as well as a few nodding along as they relate to certain events. Although there are some stories that are more emotional than entertaining, overall this is a feel-good book that both Southerners and Northerners can appreciate.

 

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

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The author provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. To learn more about this author and his work, please visit his website.

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Salvaged

(Daddy’s Girls #2) By: Chelsea Camaron. Format: Paperback. Read: December 2013.

Maggie has been best friends with Dina for several years and she would hate to interrupt Dina’s travel plans, but she doesn’t know who else to turn to for support. Her relationship with Brayden has been blissful for four year, but lately he has been acting strange and now they have lost everything. Brayden has a secret past that he hasn’t shared with anyone, yet he is haunted everyday. Even though he is afraid of losing Maggie, he turns to the one thing that has helped him escape reality since he was fifteen.

This is the second book in the series written by Chelsea Camaron. While it follows the same path of switching points of view, as the first book did, this one is filled with more erotic references, which became repetitive and unnecessary. There are more character perspectives and side stories provided in this book, as well as another cliff-hanger ending. The story-lone between the main characters, Maggie and Brayden, felt very real, however it is the minor characters who steal the show. This is another fast read by Chelsea Camaron.

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~Ariesgrl

Notes:
The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this author and her work, please visit her website.

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Restore My Heart

(Daddy’s Girls #1) By: Chelsea Camaron. Format: Paperback. Read: December 2013.

Dina Fowlers lost her parents in a horrific accident and was a victim of domestic violence that left her self-confidence shattered. Two and a half years later, she is a shell of her former self and despite the fact that she appreciates Ryder Davenport saving her life, she still can’t speak to him. There is a strong connection between her and Ryder, but she has to decide whether or not she can trust him.

Restore My Heart is a cute, easy to read novella. Camaron delivers her story in a unique fashion, by using points-of-view from both Ryder and Dina. Each chapter covers the same events, but gives readers a different perspective and allows them to connect to the characters. Unfortunately, there are a few times when this causes redundant details, which interrupt the flow of the plot. There are several serious topics and events that could have been covered more thoroughly, but overall this was a fast and fun read.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

Notes:
The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this author and her work, please visit her website.

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A Goddess’s Curse

By: Luciana Cavallaro. Format: eBook. Read: October 2013.

Drake Dabbler has landed the perfect guest for his talk show. He is nervous, but mostly excited about the guaranteed ratings and awards that this interview will bring him. Who is his special guest? Hera, Queen of the Gods and Goddesses, Sister/Wife to Zeus and overall, a Goddess you definitely don’t want to anger. She has a reputation and today is the day for her to tell the world her story.

Mixing modern times with ancient mythology, this is yet another superb example of Luciana Cavallaro’s work. A short story, set in the exciting world of daytime talk shows, with a greedy host is sure to capture readers’ attentions. The drama that unfolds is as remarkable as Hera’s determination to remain composed. The ending will have readers laughing out loud, as Hera’s form of justice is served, once again. For fans of Greek Mythology, or for those looking for a short escape, this is a must read.

Luciana Cavallaro is one of my favorite authors. I have enjoyed all of her short stories and her intriguing take on the untold side of Greek Mythology. I have always been fascinated with Greek Mythology. I absolutely enjoy anything that can mix the accuracies of those tales with modern times, giving readers something to relate too.

Enjoy!
~Ariesgrl

Notes:
The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this author and her work, please visit her website.

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