logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: non-fiction
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
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

Review:

 

"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!

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-11-12 20:35
Flawless 4
Flawless (4 Book Series) - Jade Jones

Title:  Flawless 

Author:  Jade Jones

Publisher: J. J. 

Series:  # 4

Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean

Rating: Five

Review:

 

"Flawless 4" by Jade Jones

 

My Thoughts....

 

All that is left to say is wow! What a read with so much drama with all of the interesting characters whether it was with Shayla, Starr, Romeo, Desmond, Eviva, Dro, Ashley, Kim, Tyree and even Quay?  Be ready for quite a roller coaster ride because this author really gives the reader quite a well written journey that is still not completely finished yet as we are left once again in a cliffhanger wondering who is still alive.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-11-10 20:20
Roomies
Roomies - Christina Lauren

<!-- [if lte IE 9]> <![endif]--><!-- [if lt IE 9]> <![endif]--><!-- [if lt IE 8]> <![endif]--><!-- [if gte IE 8]><!--><!--<![endif]-->

Title: Roomies
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
Review:

"Roomies" by Christina Lauren

My Thoughts....

What a interesting read of "Roomies" where I found myself not being able to put this one down until the very end wanting to know what was going to happen to Holland and Calvin next. I like how this author was able to deliver such a good read that involved the 'musical aspects and the Broadway musical' that was so important to the read. Truly this marriage of convenience due to immigration was delivered so very well in this well written story. The two main characters Holland and Calvin were simply off the chart being to incredible and even somewhat realistic with each having some issues of their own. It was even great as the reader will see Holland finally finding herself by figuring herself out which was so very important in this story. It was also interesting seeing how this story wasn't just about romance but of...well this is where I will stop and say you will have to pick this novel up and see how well this author gives it to the reader. Even though I felt this some of this story was somewhat predictable it was still a good read where I enjoyed the journey. Be ready for a marriage of convenience that will grow into something much more with 'emotion, drama and even sexual tension.'

Even though this story may have had a good ending it would have been even greater if this story had a epilogue but yet I guess the reader can assume it was all good in the end. Would I recommend? Yes!



 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-11-10 20:07
12 Days at Bleakly Manor
12 Days at Bleakly Manor: Book 1 in Once Upon a Dickens Christmas - Michelle Griep

<!-- [if lte IE 9]> <![endif]-->Title: 12 Days at Bleakly Manor Bleakly Manor
Author: Michelle Griep
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Series: Book 1 in Once Upon a Dickens Christmas
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four
Review:

"12 Day at Bleakly Manor" by Michelle Griep

My Thoughts.....

This was quite a interesting story of Christian historical romance and mystery during 1850's holidays in England. I liked how this author brings to the readers some really intriguing characters during the '12 Days at Bleakly Manor' that had a particular reason for being at this location. Be ready for a fast paced, fun, quirky read with a Gothic and mysterious setting with some great descriptions given and even a little bite of danger.

What happens when Clara Chapman who was once from a well to do family, rejected by her father and later by her fiancé now found to be poor living with her Aunt Deborha receives a cyptic invitation?

"The Twelve Days of Christmas
As never's been reveled
Your presence, Miss Chapman,
Is respectfully hearld.
Bleakly Manor's the place
And after twelve nights
Five hundred pounds
Will be yours by rights."

Who was Benjamin Lane who had been in prison for stealing and is to be deportation to a labor camp from another country. Now what on earth does he have to do with all or this? Well, as the reader continues to read we find that Benjamin believes he was been betrayed by someone he once had loved and that he was also innocent of all of this mess he had been accused of. What will happen when he receives the same invitation to Bleakly Manor that 10 others had received? Now, what will Ben be promised?

Will Clara and Ben [the two main characters] who had some huge misunderstandings be able to work through it all out just be able to come to a better understanding of it all?

I enjoyed how this author was able to bring in the Christian elements [with trust and faith elements] in this very realistic story that will keep you turning the pages to see what was coming next in this story that was of 'second chances and choosing between revenge ad forgiveness.' I did notice that the '12 day of Bleakly Manor 'started on December 24th and ending January 5, 1851 which I thought was somewhat strange but as I was reading I get this idea from the author was done for a particular reason.

This was quite a interesting story after all is said and done. To find all of the answers to the above questions and so much more you will have to pick up this good read that has so many twist to see it's a good story of second chances and redeemed love. This is definitely one of those stories that will keep one guessing until the very end! Even though this novel is around Christmas holiday, I found that it's the kind of read that one can be read at any time of the year.

 
 

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
url 2017-11-09 10:40
17th century witch hunts in Europe
A-Ma Alchemy of Love - Nataša Pantović Nuit

Witch Hunts in Europe

How religious fanatics declared War against Women 300 years ago

Remembering the Horror of the 17th Century Witch Burning Times

 

While writing Ama my Historical Fiction Book, set in the 17th century China my research took me into this most interesting of times in Europe, the time of the Witch Hunts, when men of reason seamed to be prosecuted and singled out for their sanity.

 

Malleus Maleficarum

“the  Witches' Hammer became the bestseller, the hit among different classes, and was passed from hand to hand, read aloud in Churches, and on the village squares, stored in special places, with the Bible, consulted in the dark corridors of the torture chambers. The best Hunters would know it by heart, reciting it as a deepest wisdom against poor women. Printed, reprinted and translated into German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, English, Portuguese, it outsold all other books except the Bible!” (quote from Ama Alchemy of Love by Nataša Pantovič Nuit)

Witch Hunts in Europe

 

Source: www.artof4elements.com/entry/202/witch-hunts-in-europe
More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?