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How to Travel Safely With Children During the Holidays

This is the time of year when travel increases dramatically. Taking trips to see family and friends are perfect during the holidays as parents and children have time off of work and school to simply enjoy December. But as you travel you need to make sure your children are as safe as possible. 

Car Travel:…

6 Tips on How to Find Your Forever Home

Looking for a new home is both an exciting and challenging time in any person’s life. When you’re specifically looking for your “forever home”, your stress levels can start to peak. Studies are showing that people are starting to look for their “forever home” from an earlier age. Buyers are no longer taking the housing…

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Interview with Andrew R. Williams

 

I would like to welcome Andrew R. Williams to my Blogs.  He is a writer who balances writing and a full time job.  So, there are a lot of gems of wisdom in this interview.

Welcome to my Blog Andrew!  It is GREAT to have you here!

Please tell us a few things about yourself.

As a child, I was a latent pyromaniac. It’s not surprising, really…

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Added by Irene Roth on December 9, 2019 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Book Review: Jim's Revenge by Andrew R. Williams

    This is a mystery thriller that made me wonder and think quite a bit not only about what was going to happen next but also about what would happen to some of the characters. It is an unforgettable story that lingers with you for a while even after you have read the story. It is a story that has breath and depth.

 

    Jim Godwin was a man…

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Added by Irene Roth on December 4, 2019 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Book Review: The Frights of Fiji by Sunayna Prasad

     This is a well-crafted coming of age fantasy story for teenagers and young adults. It is a quick-paced story that will capture the reader’s attention and not let go until the last page has been read.

 

     Alyssa McCarthy is twelve years old, a young teenager. She has similar likes and dislikes as most kids her age. However, when the…

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Added by Irene Roth on October 21, 2019 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Book Review: What Ifs: By Paddy Bostock

The title of the book caught my attention and intrigued me right away. It brought me back to my philosophical roots. I have spent most of my life pursuing the “what ifs of life”. And now I had the honour of reading a story that had the same theme.

The story starts in a pensive setting where peace and order exist even if it for a brief moment because it…

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Added by Irene Roth on September 5, 2019 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Book Review: Floating on Secrets by Tantra Bensko

     This is a fast-paced suspense-romance like no other that I ever read. The story transports the reader to places that are not commonly explored and experienced. It is a treat to read and become immersed in. And once you start reading this story, you will definitely want to know how it turns out.

 

     Flair is a beautiful bartender…

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Added by Irene Roth on September 4, 2019 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Book Review: The Neon Jungle by Tim Smith

    This is another wonderful and engaging romantic suspense story by Tim Smith. It is a story that is gripping and tumultuous. It is a book that will engage you from the first word to the last.

 

   Nick Seven and Felicia Hagens have found a great place to get away from the CIA. Who wouldn’t want to get transported to a neon jungle in South…

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Added by Irene Roth on August 7, 2019 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Book Review: The Pakistan Conspiracy

The Pakistan Conspiracy

By Francesca Salerno

 

     This is a great spy, political thriller. It is story that you will want to read until you get to the last page and last word. You will hang on every word and every plot twist. It is so intense it will make you want to read more even when…

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Added by Irene Roth on March 9, 2019 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Book Review: A Brush With Fate by Sila Long

This is a captivating and wonderful erotic romantic suspense story. It is a story that I…

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Added by Irene Roth on March 8, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Book Review: The Other Woman by Tim Smith

The Other Woman--A Vic Fallon Mystery

By Tim Smith

     This is a well-crafted murder mystery. The characters are real and believable. The plot is quick-paced and full of subtle and not so subtle twists to make this story a mesmerizing read.

     This mystery has an imbedded love story. The story is also set during Christmastime, a time of goodwill. Yet, this story takes many turns away from this serene scene. Suddenly, Former cop Vic…

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Added by Irene Roth on March 4, 2019 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Book Review: Chosen by Paddy Bostock

Chosen

By Paddy Bostock

 

     In this wonderful political fantasy story, Paddy Bostock is back with a book that is unforgettable and mesmerizing. It is a book that I couldn’t put down, once I started reading it.

 

     It is a story that most of us can relate to. We all get bored with our lives, regardless of what profession we are in. And sometimes, we feel that we have to make fairly big changes just to…

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Added by Irene Roth on October 27, 2018 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Book Review: Arcadia's Children: The Fyfield Plantation by Andrew R. Williams

This book is a sequel to Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s revenge published this past year. This book is a wonderful sequel to the first book in the series. And Tarmy and Samantha return too!

 

This is a great story. Once, Mick Tarmy finds himself in a situation that takes his breath away. It isn’t his fault that he finds himself in this situation. But it is what it is and now he has to deal with it or he will be in even more danger.

 

He is still carrying the…

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Added by Irene Roth on September 21, 2018 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Book Review: The Adentures of Joyful John

John loves to ride his bike. His bike and his teddy bear are his companions as he discovers new adventures in the world.

He has so much joy and energy as he takes on the adventures of the day.

During his bike ride, he explores the neighborhood by visiting a dog, picking up rocks, swinging in the park, smelling flowers, and so much more. And the entire time he has a cheerful smile on his face. 

This book will help kids look at taking a bike ride as an awesome time for fun…

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Added by Irene Roth on July 3, 2018 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Book Review: Now With You, Now Without You

Now With You, Now Without You

By Kathryn Leith Scott

 

    This is a book about loss and how to go through the grieving process. Although, the book reads a bit like a memoir, it has the substance and depth to help everyone who is grieving.

 

    When we are grieving, we can collapse into a bottomless pit or we can try to cope from the devastating loss. Kathryn chose to try to cope and even…

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Added by Irene Roth on June 22, 2018 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Book Review: Arcadia's Children: Samantha's Revenge

This is a very captivating sci-fi fantasy story that will keep you reading until you have finished the last page. The story is one of a kind. You will want to read more. But alas the story will be over.

Williams’ sci-fi fantasy story has many intriguing twists and turns which will easily captivate your attention from the beginning. Williams portrays an exciting and adventurous story of alien invasion in a vivid and convincing way.

In addition, the characters are drawn with…

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Added by Irene Roth on June 22, 2018 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Book Review: In Calling on the Deep by Jerome Okoye

This is an important book about finding the truth in God’s way of living and also knowing what we believe and living it. It is a book that will deepen our faith and make us more humble servants of God.

 

    We all experience so much unhappiness and dissatisfaction in our lives. Could this unhappiness and dissatisfaction be because we don’t know the path that leads to happiness through Jesus? Are we not culprits of our own misery?

 

    Many of us doubt God. This…

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Added by Irene Roth on June 6, 2018 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Book Review: In Time Butterfly by Amanda Derrick

This is a wonderful picture book for kids with important lessons about love and family.

 

    The story is about Paul and Mona, two little caterpillars who befriend each other. As time goes on, Mona grows faster than Paul. Paul becomes frustrated and wants to do everything that Mona is doing. But he can’t because he is a bit different from her.

 

    Regardless of their differences, they form a real bond. They spend a lot of time talking with one another. But one…

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Added by Irene Roth on June 6, 2018 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Book Review: Soaring With Frankie by Ilene Sims

This is a very inspiring story for all to become aware of redemption and survival. It is a book about thriving in the face of adversity that will speak to a wide range of audiences, with…

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Added by Irene Roth on May 28, 2018 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Book Review: The Hanging by Paddy Bostock

This is a crime suspense novel that will have you sitting at the edge of your seat until you have read the last page. But what is more, the story is well-structured and a joy to read. The story is also filled with magic and suspense page after page.

 

The entire story revolves around the magical onyx stone. There are three main characters - the troll Vilius Vilutis and two elves Mordecai and Hazchem. Then there's Zingy who's the business foe of Villius. Do they manage to find…

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Added by Irene Roth on May 22, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Book Review: Chinese Pearl by Patrick Aaron

    There are some books that one cannot put down. They transfix you and make you forget the rest of the world. This is the magic of a good story, and I found that Chinese Pearl did that very thing to me. It was so wonderful to loose myself in the world of fiction for a while, a world that is hopeful and also has many lessons the most important of which is unconditional love.

 

    The story is about a midwife Xiulan whose dream of raising her own child seems to be…

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Added by Irene Roth on May 19, 2018 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Book Review: Bracing Faith: Empowerment from a Domestic Violence Survivor and a Recovering Addict

Bracing Faith: Empowerment from a Domestic Violence Survivor and a Recovering Addict
By Patricia Cardenas
 
     This is an honest, brave and gripping book about a…
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Added by Irene Roth on May 17, 2018 at 1:06pm — No Comments

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