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review 2017-07-25 03:58
Through Her Eyes
Through Her Eyes (Mind's Eye Book 4) - Deborah Camp

Title:  Through Her Eyes

Author:   Deborah Camp

Publisher:  D. C.

Series:  Mind's Eye Book 4

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: 5

Review:

 

"Through Her Eyes" by Deborah Camp

 

My Thoughts......

 

As always this author brings it all up front and center for the readers..."Through Her Eyes" featuring Levi Wolfe and Trudy Tucker.  Hold on because there will be much going on in this romance and mystery read that will definitely keep your attention. I liked the story that surrounded both of the characters in that they both had some personal demons that they were battling through.  How will they make it though all of it and now looking for a serial killer?  Well,  this is where I say you will have to pick up  this good read to see how these two will catch this serial killer who seem to have 'been murdering for more than a decade' on the streets of New Orleans and now it looks like there maybe someone else who is also involved.  

 

Be ready for a read that will have you holding your breath as you are reading through some horrible details as this author gives to the reader in this well written story.  In the end will  these two find the HEA medium? Will their personal problems be worked out? Will Levi ever pop the question to Trudy that she longs to hear?   Well, again you will have to pick up 'Through Her Eyes' to see how this story comes out in the end that will definitely leave you wanting more from these two psychics.

 

Thank you to the author for the early read of "Through Her Eyes" where I gave my honest opinion of the read.

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review 2017-06-28 13:26
Through Her Eyes (Mind's Eye #4) by Deborah Camp
Through Her Eyes - Deborah Camp
I LOVE the Mind's Eye series, and Through Her Eyes is no different. The story is fast-paced, with plenty going on. There are not too many characters so that you lose track of who did what or said what and when, but enough that you get varieties of view points. Our two main characters, Levi and Trudy, both still have personal demons to battle, although I loved seeing the progress that both of them made. As a woman, and not having gone through what Levi did, it was easier to empathise with Trudy's demons, as I think most women will be able to. Still, Levi's character has changed as the books have progressed, and it was nice to see it commented on in this book by various people. He has made progress, still has a way to go, but definitely made some!
 
The story itself was once again a gruesome read - enough detail given that you felt the horror of it, without it being too much and putting you off your cornflakes! You also get a personal insight into just how much doing this 'job' can impact both Levi and Trudy. Trudy's strengths are coming on in leaps and bounds, and with Levi by her side, soon her self-confidence will follow.
 
This was exceptionally well written, with no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow. A nice twist to the ending, before you get your HFN with Levi and Trudy, leaving you once again wanting more from this psychic duo. Absolutely recommended by me.
 
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
 
Merissa
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review 2017-06-02 01:54
How To Survive a Summer/Nick White
How to Survive a Summer: A Novel - Nick White

A searing debut novel centering around a gay conversion camp in Mississippi, and a man's reckoning with the trauma he faced there as a teen.
Camp Levi—nestled in the Mississippi countryside—is designed to "cure" young teenage boys of their budding homosexuality. Will Dillard, a Midwestern graduate student, spent a summer at the camp as a teenager, and has since tried to erase that experience from his mind. But when a fellow student alerts him that a slasher movie based on the camp is being released, he is forced to confront his troubled history and possible culpability in the death of a fellow camper.
As past and present are woven together, Will recounts his "rehabilitation," eventually returning to the abandoned campgrounds to solve the mysteries of that pivotal summer, and to reclaim his story from those who have stolen it. With a masterful confluence of sensibility and place, How to Survive a Summer introduces an exciting new literary voice.

 

I wanted to love this book so much more than I did, but it was unfortunately juvenilely written and hard to slough through.

 

One character aptly assumes at one point that our narrator doesn't want to talk about his story because he may feel it's just another example of a gay boy growing up and getting out of a small town, moving from a rural area to a metropolitan area and not terribly worthy of sharing. This was the most poignant moment of the novel, because I think a lot of people do feel this way when they should know that their perspective is also important.

 

I don't know. I was so psyched for this book but it didn't captivate me or compel me. It wasn't as gruesome as promised, not that I wanted to see gruesome specifically, but I expected there to be more shock factor for how the book was sold. There was one character who was very fucked up and I think that this was much more the problem in the story than the idea of "stomping out the gay."

 

I feel like there could have been more. Will's current life is very strange and aimless and could have better been written into its own story. His relationships with a guy he's interested in and a friend who's more a mentor were both very strange and were described as more intimate than they really are.

 

I kept getting bored and wanting to give up. Ultimately, the ending was super unsatisfying also, and I was left in limbo wondering what I had just read. While I think this topic matter is important, I would have liked to see this story differently done in a manner that would be much more captivating. I felt like the title was false advertisement, honestly.

 

This was disappointing. If you're interested in the topic manner it might be worth your time, but it was far from the slamdunk I was hoping this would pull on my emotions.

 

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

 

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review 2017-04-12 16:19
Pizza Camp Was a Bust
Pizza Camp: Recipes from Pizzeria Beddia - Joe Beddia

Pizza Camp
The publisher sent me a revised copy with recipes so I've been working on the them. I started with the crust, if you don't have a good crust the whole pie is "blech". I make pizza from scratch every week I have a crust that I am very happy with but I know could be better, someday. This crust recipe the ingredients, the flour is different it uses bread flour, where I use unbleached all purpose. That is the only real difference ingredient wise, the other difference was the time. Mr. Beddia's crust slow rises over night in the fridge, mine sits on the counter for 2-4 hours. I made my recipe and his recipe and tested them on my regular pizza party friends. I added fresh rosemary to the dough, it's what I like. So the results were divided, 4 liked his better 3 liked mine better. His crust was a bit tougher, chewier.mine was lighter with a crunchier edge. I liked his slightly better but I am not sure it's worth taking up the fridge space over night. Below is my photo, the toppings were fresh Bella mushrooms, soyriso, onions and fresh mozzarella

I am working my way through the sauces, so far they are all very yums (technical term). I am not sold on anchovies no matter what he says about the taste. NOPE. I think this is a good basic pizza book for the home cook, it gives you all you need to go explore the flavors that work for you.

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text 2017-04-11 22:50
Reading progress update: I've read 66 out of 224 pages.
Pizza Camp: Recipes from Pizzeria Beddia - Joe Beddia

I am in pizza nirvana - Roasted mushroom white sauce on my spinach pizza- YES YES YES This recipe will be a well used many times

I love how his recipe is an add to taste type not exact measurements, this is how I cook

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