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review 2017-11-14 23:29
Forgive Us This Day
Forgive Us This Day - Barbara Joe Williams

Title:  Forgive Us This Day

Author: Barbara Joe Williams

Publisher:  Amani Publishing, LLC

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: Five

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"Forgive Us This Day" by Barbara Joe Williams

 

My Thoughts....

 

What will happen when Michael Wayne does something that is almost unthinkable to his wife Alese whom he had been married to for years?  This was definitely not the fact that he didn't love Alese but just a real bad judgment that did cause quite a stir in his marriage.  Not only this matter was going on but it looks like there will be some trouble in adopting their foster daughter [Bianca] and Alese's mom Ma Dear being ill. 

 

With this story being of just a christian faith marriage will the power of prayer and forgiveness be enough to keep these two together?  The author does a wonderful job with her story where she really works the descriptions up front and center to it all giving the reader quite a story.  I loved how Michael refuses to give up and how well his best friend [Martin] was their to help him in his hour of really needing a friend and the fact that Alese was finally able to stop and listen to the words of her friend Karema and Ma Dear who had told her of 'forgiveness.'  I loved that ending with this couple getting something that they both had so desired.  Now, to find out about what all goes on in this story of "Forgive Us This Day" you will have to pick up this good read to see how well this author delivers it so well to the reader. 

 

I enjoyed this beautiful love story that dealt so well with marriage, family, secrets, betrayal, hope, forgiveness, commitment and faith. Would I recommend?  YES!

 

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review 2017-11-14 17:51
To Green Angel Tower / Tad Williams
To Green Angel Tower - Tad Williams

As the evil minions of the undead Sithi Storm King prepare for the kingdom-shattering culmination of their dark sorceries and King Elias is drawn ever deeper into their nightmarish, spell spun world, the loyal allies of Prince Josua desperately struggle to rally their forces at the Stone of Farewell. And with time running out, the remaining members of the now devastated League of the Scroll have also gathered there to unravel mysteries from the forgotten past in an attempt to find something to strike down their unslayable foe.

But whether or not they are successful, the call of battle will lead the valiant followers of Josua Lackhand on a memorable trek to the haunted halls of Asu'a itself - the Sithi's greatest stronghold.

 

A satisfying ending to an engaging trilogy. I can see why this final tome was originally published in two parts—it was a definite door-stop! I sprained my wrist two years ago, and I found that old injury aching at the end of lengthy reading sessions!

However, the size of the volume was necessary in order to tie up the many, many loose ends from the first two books. I especially appreciated the return of “Rachel the Dragon” as an honoured elder lady, even as I grieved the loss of other characters. I also have to say that I appreciated the focus on Miriamele, despite the fact that she often came across as spoiled and irrational. I was able to endure that portrayal because Simon was often angry and petulant for no particular reason that I could discern either. Equal opportunity bad behaviour!

I appreciated that Osten Ard was not just a clone of Middle Earth. Williams gave the world his own structure and rules, and created unique creatures and challenges for his characters. I really liked the ending--it worked for me. I always feel the tug of emotion as the war ends and the circle of friends must split up to return to their own lives—happy to get back to normal, sad to be parted.

Book number 267 in my Science Fiction & Fantasy reading project.

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review 2017-11-12 01:02
Girl With All the Gifts - audio review
The Girl with All the Gifts - M.R. Carey,Finty Williams

 

Melanie takes the reader on an exciting, suspenseful, and unexpected journey that explores the meaning of what it is to be human.

 

There are surprises that I don't want to give away, but let me say this book is an amazing read that you shouldn't miss.

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text 2017-11-09 17:45
Weekend Plans
To Green Angel Tower - Tad Williams
Allan Quatermain - Henry Rider Haggard
Path of the Eclipse - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
The Mummy Case - Elizabeth Peters

I’ve got an extra-long 4 day weekend coming up.  This is a good thing—my house looks like a bomb went off in it!  Tomorrow I have to get things cleaned up and do a mountain of laundry.  I’ve also been planning to make an Chicken Peanut Stew in the slow cooker (on a day when I can be home to supervise it, I hate leaving a slow cooker on when I’m out of the house).

 

I’ve also got thoughts about doing up some freezer meals, which would entail a bit of shopping, organizing, labelling, etc.  Plans to make Nuts & Bolts for Christmas have also been floating about in my brain, forget the sugar plums!  While I’m shopping for the freezer meals, I might as well shop for that project too.

 

But I have my relaxation planned as well.  The library practicum student that I’ve been working with gave me a bottle of wine yesterday as a thank you!  What a nice young woman she is.  And of course, I’ve got my pile of books to work on.

 

Next due at the library is To Green Angel Tower, which is enormous and I am half way through.  I’ve got an interlibrary loan coming due—Allan Quatermain—and another due in the near future—The Path of the Eclipse.  If I can make progress on those three over the next four days, that will make my life easier.  I’m also partially done The Mummy Case and it should be a quick finish.

 

Have a lovely weekend, all, and I’ll be back on Tuesday!

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review 2017-11-09 12:52
Temporary Boyfriend by Shanora Williams
Temporary Boyfriend - Shanora Williams

 

Temporary Boyfriend has naughty written all over it.  There's no subtlety about it.  Caught in a web of her own making, Piper better hope pride doesn't cost her heart.  Ms. Williams finds the humor in some heartbreaking moments, but never loses sight of the charisma and chemistry that Piper and Matthew generate together.  Shanora Williams has earned a coveted spot on my favorites book shelf the first time out.  She's an author to watch.

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