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BOOK REVIEW # 2015-087 - WHEN WE LOVE

Posted by rlmorgan51 on July 17, 2015 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

“When We Love” is story particularly any woman can relate to as it’s what they truly want in a relationship. Young women are suspicious about guys as they believe all they basically want is to get them in bed for, as you might suspect, for sex. And as for guys their suspicion is that all women are only interested in how much money they’ve got.

 


Once both believe they’ve at long last found their soulmates things on occasion change drastically, and their so-called one-time wondrous relationships has hit rock-bottom, and if it ends they’ve got a tendency to become “shell-shocked” about entering into any new relationships since neither wants to be hurt again. Such is the case with Lauren and Hank.

 


Both of these characters need to fill the void in their lives, and when they first meet they sense something about each which might make their lives once again complete. For Hank, Lauren’s a refreshing change from all the other women as she’s apparently only interested in the man he is, and nothing else. However, he’s slow in accepting her love due to all the negatives he’d experience from his ex and the other women he’s seen. And then there’s the possible threat from his ex, who’s still lurking around in the background trying to insure he can’t find the happiness he seeks.

 


For Lauren, she got over her past sooner than Hank and began to open up to him, but he need more time to do the same so he can accept Lauren for the wonderful, caring person she is.

 


Lauren’s “well-meaning” actions create problems she didn’t need or wanted. In the end she learns a life changing lesson regarding relationships and this thing we call love; which is why I loved the very appropriate title she has given her novella and why I’m giving this endeavor 5 STARS.

 


US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K3YETQE

 


UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00K3YETQE

 

BOOK REVIEW # 2015-086 - LETTING GO INTO PERFECT LOVE

Posted by rlmorgan51 on July 13, 2015 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I’ve read/reviewed all genres of books including one which tells the story of a young girl finding what she’d believed had been the type of relationship she’s always dreamt of having with a man and despite her parents desires, runs off and marries him. It is only then she realizes the reality she’s unfortunately had gotten herself, and ultimately her child, involved in until she finds the way out; and the rollercoaster existence she went through until she finds the happiness she’s longed for. The story reads like a diary, a secret diary the character is allowing others to read.


 

The only difference between this book and the one I’m reviewing here is one major fact, and that difference is the one I’m reviewing now is REAL LIFE and the other had been merely a fictionalized version of it. As I read this book I had to keep reminding myself of this point several times.

 


The reality of what the author had to live through is a horror no woman wants to endure, let alone dream about. The only thing which kept her going, even though I believe she saw no light at the end of the dark tunnel she’s been trapped in, had been her faith and her theological education. The writing which Ms. Plano uses takes her readers into her life and allows them to feel the pain and everything else she’s gone through without, I feel, holding back any of the horrendous details.

 


For allowing us to feel her pain, I see no reason I shouldn’t give this book 5 STARS.

 


US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K7WYTW6

 


UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00K7WYTW6

 

 

BOOK REVIEW # 2015-085 - HABITS QUOTES

Posted by rlmorgan51 on July 13, 2015 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Although the KINDLE Edition has been offered for FREE when I went to download it, the KINDLE App for PC had not been offered as one of the devices; but I was able to read it on my kind neighbor’s KINDLE device.


 

This is the second book in the author’s Leanjumpstart Series I’ve had the pleasure of reading/reviewing, and the timing of its release couldn’t have come at a better time as I’d recently reviewed her book “Clean Eating Miracle: 52 Chef Habits;” a plan my OH and I are beginning to follow.

 


We’ve all got all kinds of habits; some good, some bad, and those we don’t actually realize we have or are doing in our daily lives; which includes me.

 


To fully appreciate this book to its utmost you need to read each quote the author has selected for each picture separately, close your eyes and then meditate briefly on the words you’ve just read. The carefully selected quotes are quite vivid and almost awe inspiring in communicating its message.

 


I would advise anyone purchasing a KINDLE Edition of this book to view the pages of this book two at a time to fully capture the beauty of the picture the author has selected for each habit.

 


For allowing her readers to journey within themselves to ponder over the habits they might be guilty of having [be honest with yourselves] and hopefully arrived at some resolution regarding them, I’m giving this book 5 STARS.

 


US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010NV9M9A

 


UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B010NV9M9A

 

BOOK REVIEW # 2015-084 - THE ADVENTURES OF STUPID THE CAT

Posted by rlmorgan51 on July 11, 2015 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

When I saw this book mentioned in an email I’d recently received and being a cat lover with my dear OH [we’ve got two], I couldn’t help but download it immediately to my PC, and with it being FREE came has a pleasant bonus.


I feel this is a prefect book for all children between the ages of 5 and 8, the girls as well as the boys, especially if they already have a cat as a pet. As these young readers read about the adventures of “Chips” aka “Stupid,” they’ll inevitably begin to think about the different things their own cat has gotten himself/herself involved with, increasing their interest in the rest of the book.


The author and his wife’s decision to use the cat’s POV to tell his story in own words as he views his world and his human owners, although it actually written by someone else [perhaps a dog - - :-)] adds value to the book’s adorability factor.


Mr. Border gives his readers an unexpected bonus at the end of this story, an excerpt from his “The Little Green Man in the Red Apple Tree.”


For giving me and the other readers of this book the opportunity to see how our own cats might be viewing their world and us, I’m giving this book 5 STARS !!!

 


US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZQ39HI2

 


UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ZQ39HI2

 

BOOK REVIEW # 2015-083 - RAVEN - The Raven Saga - BOOK 1

Posted by rlmorgan51 on July 11, 2015 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Being a Book Reviewer is not really easy as it appears to be as a considerable of effort goes into writing each review. Regardless of whether I’ve bought the book [cost not coming into play] or have won it in a giveaway, if I can’t give a rating of at least THREE STARS, I don’t post a review.


 

I had anticipated to get more from the book than had been realized when I got to the last page. What ruined the book’s storyline the most for me has been the age difference between the protagonist Lily, age thirteen; and the guy she got smitten by, aged seventeen. Come on now, she hasn’t even had her Sweet Sixteen birthday, the age for most girls where an interest in boys takes off. Lily is far too naïve to truly understand what love is all about and for this to happen so quickly between these two individuals. Perhaps being my age, I’m too old-fashioned to “appreciate” all this.

 


What makes all this even worse is that sexual relations with a prepubescent child, which I believe is what we have in the pages of this book, is generically called child sexual abuse or molestation, and is typically treated as a more serious crime. Given this, I feel a classification for this book as being one for young adults [YA] is definitely out of line, as is a classification of new adults [NA].

 


Don’t get me wrong; the book itself has a wonderful paranormal, page-turning storyline and had the ages been 17 and 21, the NA classification might be more appropriate for the readers it would attract.

 


Be advised the author has used British English in the writing this book, so the spelling and word usage might seem strange to those not familiar with it.

 


With the current ages of the two main characters in place, the dialogue being used, and the incorrect identification of the non-human characters in the book; the best I can give this book is 3 STARS.

 


US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZZJ462

 


UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004ZZJ462

 

 

BOOK REVIEW # 2015-082 - CONCHITA EYES

Posted by rlmorgan51 on July 11, 2015 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I found “Conchita Eyes” by Allen Davies to be a quick enjoyable romance novella which surprisingly has been written by a male unafraid of using his own name.


 

The basic storyline is one we’re read before of a guy returning home after being away for years in search of a past he can’t really remember and trying to find something that has eluded him as well, something which we call love. The road Wayne Masters has to travel is not a smooth one; it is life with all of its ups and downs and I felt satisfied with the story’s outcome.


 

The inclusion of pictures, something which can be found in the early readers in children’s books, I feel aids in formulating the mental image of what this author seems to want his readers to have.

 


With all things considered, I’m happy to give this novella 4 STARS.

 

 


US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K4HJFDC

 


UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00K4HJFDC

 

BOOK REVIEW # 2015- 081 - CLEAN EATING MIRACLE: 52 Chef Habits

Posted by rlmorgan51 on July 11, 2015 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I received a PDF.file copy of this book in connection with an internet giveaway and the following is my honest opinion.


 

Having been retired for 5 years and having my OH retiring at the end of last year [and putting aside my dear’s current physical condition], I wanted for us to start eating heartier something we’ve not really done in the past.

 


The beauty of Ms. Rupp’s book is that while she’s written it as a 52-week plan, it’s not set in stone and you can either do it in any order which interests you or do several at a time in order to reap all the benefits the book has to offer faster.

 


Following the book as she has intended for her readers to do is akin to taking baby steps to attain reach your goal. Each week is comprised of 3 steps [primarily to begin with] and has a web link which goes into greater detail. It’s amazing how the small changes you’re asked to make will benefit you in the end. And at the end of each week’s item there’s an appropriate thought provoking quote.

 


I would love to see this book, which is currently only available as a paperback, converted to a KINDLE Edition so the greatest number of individuals could benefit from it. For wanting all those who read this book to begin having a healthier lifestyle, I’m giving this book 5 STARS.

 


US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1505585120

 


UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1505585120

 

BOOK REVIEW @ 2015-080 - A RATHER UNUSUAL ROMANCE

Posted by rlmorgan51 on July 4, 2015 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Having just read/reviewed the last book I had in possession which I’d won in a giveaway, I decided it’s time again to once selection another book which has been written by a member of the internet support site I belong. With the myriad of genres I’ve reviewed and with the same holding true for the members of this support group, I chosen to go with another romance book. Perusing the listing of romance books I wanted one which would be relatively touching in the storyline it contains. In the end and to my satisfaction I’d selected this book by Stevie Turner.


 

This is precisely the kind of book I really needed to read at this time given what’s been happening in my life regarding my OH.

 


While parts of the storyline tugged at my heartstrings, the humor it contains helped balance the darker portions, as did the message of hope. The story of two middle-age individual suffering with cancer is one which quite a lot of readers can easily relate to, whether it be one of a strictly personal nature, or one which involves a close relative. Both of her characters needed to find/have someone who would easily understand what they’re going through and to hold their hand as they undergo their journey to fight the scourge which has invaded their body.

 


I wouldn’t have given this book the title it has because I didn’t really see anything unusual about it; rather I’d have called Ms. Turner’s endeavor here. “A Real Life Kismet,” since it’s based partially on factual events.

 


The level of emotion the story contains leads this reviewer to sense a lot of it is coming from the author herself as she writes about what has transpired in this segment of her own life.

 


Given the bravery Ms. Turner has shown here in writing her book, I’m delighted to give it 5 STARS.

 


US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P46ZO5Q

 


UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00P46ZO5Q

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEW # 2015-079 - AMERICAN MOJO: Lost and Found

Posted by rlmorgan51 on July 2, 2015 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I received a copy of this book through a GoodReads.com giveaway and the following is my honest opinion for it.


This book is a far cry from the myriad of genres of fiction books and memoirs I’ve reviewed to date. It’s not the type of book readers can read right through without taking any sort of break; they need to absorb each one chapter one at a time to reap the greatest benefits this book has to offer them.


The manner in which Mr. Kiernan has written his fact-filled book causes readers to want to read more by eagerly turning to the next page, which is usually not prevalent in books of this genre. Taking readers on a time travel trip to the past to view FDR taking us out of the Depression the entire nation had still been reeling in when he took office, adds a glimmer of hope for the middle class in seeing some light at the end of the tunnel to their present economic condition. One needs to look at the economic history of this country in order to avoid any possible repeat of the faux pas which has already transpired in the past.


For his thought-provoking endeavor I’m giving Mr. Kiernan 5 STARS.


US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1630269239


UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1630269239

 

BOOK REVIEW # 2015-078 - STOLEN HEARTS

Posted by rlmorgan51 on June 28, 2015 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 

I won an e-book copy of this book through an internet giveaway the author held and the following in my honest opinion.


While the basic premise for the book of a child looking for the murderer of their parent(s) or wanting to clear their name with an underling romance theme has been done before, I found the mix of elements [mystery, suspense, and romance] for this book to be an intriguing read.


The book is riddled with secrets each of the characters are keeping from one another. Crystal and Ruby are sisters who have embarked on a life of crime in order to eventually regain the lives they once had, they’re perpetually looking for evidence to accomplish their goal.


My heart almost skipped a beat when Crystal gets thrusted into a blind date with Kade, the detective who is investigating the crimes she has committed with her sister. At the same time Kade is searching for some way to forgive himself for the death of one of his former partners.


Paul, Kade’s new partner is engaged to marry Ruby, Crystal’s sister; how’s that for a coincidence.


Ms. Cooper, in her book, seems to be peeling the various layers of an onion which the storyline contains in the almost vivid history of her characters as she brings them up to the present with the emotions they’ve felt she has given her readers.


The interaction between Crystal and Kade is quite intense at times, without having any real sexual scenes, which I feel wouldn’t have added anything to the storyline; and am grateful for its elimination.


It is for the above I’m giving Stolen Hearts 5 STARS.

 


US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TKW9Y4W

 


UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TKW9Y4W