Review: Kathryn the Grape’s Colorful Adventure

Kathryn the Grape's Colorful Adventure
Kathryn the Grape’s Colorful Adventure by Kathryn Cloward
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Kathryn the Grape’s Colorful Adventure” by Kathryn Cloward is a wonderful resource for children who need help building their self-esteem and who need help learning ways in which they are valuable to others. The story begins with Kathryn the Grape eating dinner. She doesn’t like what they are having for dinner and never has and, because of this, she feels as if her parents love her brothers more than she because they, sometimes, serve the dinner she doesn’t like.
Going forward, Maggie, a fairy to Kathryn, is introduced and takes Kathryn the Grape on a magical adventure showing her that she has, within her, the values and the fruits that make her a great person, a “colorful” person. All she has to do in look inside of herself and act on them, and she will find them. Maggie also reminds her that everybody, including her parents and her brothers, are “colorful” too.
Personally, I really liked this book. As a parent, I will definitely keep this book in mind for my daughter to read as she gets older.
I give it 4 stars.

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Review: My Two Wives and Three Husbands

My Two Wives and Three Husbands
My Two Wives and Three Husbands by S. Stanley Gordon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“My Two Wives and Three Husbands” by S. Stanley Gordon is a very sweet and endearing read that I will remember for a long time because of the way this author cared so much about finding love, who he found it with and his obstacles along the way. Mr. Gordon and the trials and tribulations in which he dealt reminds me so much of those also faced by the late E. Lynn Harris which he writes about in his memoir,”What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir.”
The author begans his story very appropriately, describing to his reader his background and family. He, then, brings the reader into his feelings toward his likeness more of men than women and tells about how, even though he was married twice to women and even had a son, those marriages still didn’t fulfill the need he had for a man in his life which he found three times…isn’t that great! I mean, most of us are blessed to find true love once in our lifetime!
“My Two Wives and Three Husbands” was just a really good love story…there’s no other way to put it. Though, there were times I felt Mr. Gordon deviated his writing from his main subject, such as when he was producing plays on Broadway, but he always found his way back to what made his story so appealing. I would definitely recommend this book to romance lovers especially fans of E. Lynn Harris.
I give it four stars.

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Review: Don’t Let Your Mechanic Pick Your Pocket!

Don't Let Your Mechanic Pick Your Pocket!Don’t Let Your Mechanic Pick Your Pocket! by George A. Moyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Don’t Let Your Mechanic Pick Your Pocket!” by George A. Moyer is a wonderful resource tool to have…especially for a woman. I say this because the book is written in such a way where anyone of any educational background can understand. I, for one, really appreciate this as I’m not very knowledgable about cars. There are other women also who are not familiar with the “know-how” and make-up of their vehicle, and, according to the author, this concept applies to some men as well. Mr. Moyer really lays out for his reader, in laymen’s terms, the general symtoms and diagnosis of practically any problem that you can run into with your car, and provide a “fix-it” guide for those of us who are not priveleged to always be able to go to a mechanic whenever something goes foul with our car.

The author also recommends that this book be kept in the glove compartment for quick reference, and I, for one, will be following this advice. I learned a great deal from this manual, and I’m so excited that Mr. Moyer chose to share his expertise with those of us who are not as experienced with car problems and maintenance as he is…I’m sure this guide will also be a great resource for others as well.

I give it 5 stars.

P.S.  “Don’t Let Your Mechanic Pick Your Pocket!” was provided courtesy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Review: He Kan’t Kill Your Future

He Kan't Kill Your FutureHe Kan’t Kill Your Future by Sharquent Webster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“He Kan’t Kill Your Future” by Sharquent Webster was very moving…it is one of the best books I have read in a while of an account that’s true, emotional and so able to affect other people’s lives…as it is the life story of Ms. Webster, she transforms her reader back through her journey, starting with her childhood. Her father left her mother at an early age, and there was ten children total. As a result, not only did her mother have this huge responsibility to bear on her own, but she seemed to have a break-down of her own while doing it.

As a result, the streets raised Sharquent, and they were her family. They provided for her the love she wasn’t receiving at home, and, as most that live on the streets, she, somewhat, became part of the streets and took what they had to offer. She became addicted to PCP and crack, had three pregnancies in the process, and, eventually found herself wanting to get off of drugs more than anything. She was tired, her body was wore out, and she didn’t want what the streets had to offer anymore.

But, most importantly, she realized that Jesus loved her. He wanted better for her life, and, because of this, more than anything, she wanted to live for Him.

“He Kan’t Kill Your Future” is a wonderful autobiographical account of a young woman whose life started out not so good, but ended up wonderful. It wasn’t easy, but she decided to surrender her all to Jesus, and He took care of everything else from there. Personally, I really appreciate Ms. Webster writing and sharing this part of her life. I can just imagine how difficult it was, but I really believe that her story will touch someone’s life.

I give it 5 stars.

P.S. “He Kan’t Kill Your Future” was provided courtesy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Review: Small-Town Moms: A Dry Creek Family/A Mother for Mule Hollow

Small-Town Moms: A Dry Creek Family/A Mother for Mule Hollow (Love Inspired)Small-Town Moms: A Dry Creek Family/A Mother for Mule Hollow by Janet Tronstad
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Small-Town Moms: A Dry Creek Family/A Mother for Mule Hollow” by Janet Tronstad & Debra Clopton was great…their collaboration on this project was priceless, and right-on-time. The two stories consists of sisters that were placed in the foster-care system after their parents were tragically killed, and the two sisters that are the main characters of the stories, Maegan and Olivia are on a journey to connect with the children of their younger sister that has died.

Clint and Gabe, the men of these stories, are dealing with issues of their own, but through it all, their main focus, for both of them, are their children. And, when they meet the sisters, Maegan and Olivia, they both realized what they have been missing in their lives, and realize with God’s guidance, old wounds can be healed, and they are able to move on toward the future.

Christian Romance is my favorite genre, and I absolutely enjoyed reading this book…it was a pleasure to have a front-seat into the windows of these characters lives and to watch God work miracles…I would definitely recommend this book to readers who enjoy reading Christian Romance as well.

I give it 5 stars.

P.S.  “Small-Town Moms:  A Dry Creek Family/A Mother for Mule Hollow” by Janet Tronstad & Debra Clopton was provided as a courtesy from one of the authors, Janet Tronstad.

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Review: More Boy Than Girl

More Boy Than GirlMore Boy Than Girl by Tony Lindsay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“More Boy Than Girl” by Tony Lindsay was an really good read…it held my attention throughout the entire plot, and it was very difficult for me to put this book down. Not only does the author write a good story line, but he tackles the identity issues by Dai Break Jones[the fact that she is a lesbian and a pimp] in such a way that, as you’re reading, you really don’t notice anything abnormal about the situations at all. Mr. Lindsay actually takes his readers on a ride through Dai Break’s mind…this is a must-read for sure!

Moreover, as I was reading, I found myself comparing Dai Break’s pimp struggle to that of Whoreson Jones, Donald Goines’ main character in Whoreson. Both these characters feel as if being a pimp makes their world, and, without it, they’re nothing. As a result, they do whatever they have to do to hold this status, including, but not limited to, their ugly, ruthless treatment of women.

“More Boy Than Girl” was on-point, and the storyline flowed like honey. However, there were still some unanswered questions at the end.

Nevertheless, readers who enjoy reading street lit, but want a little “twist” in the game will enjoy reading “More Boy Than Girl.”

I give it 4 stars.

P.S. “More Boy Than Girl” was provided courtesy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Review: Recipes for a Beautiful Life

Recipes for a Beautiful Life (Volume 0)Recipes for a Beautiful Life by Julie Keye, Madaline Hall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“Recipes for a Beautiful Life” by Julie Keye and Madaline Hall was an absolutely beautiful read. The pages made you feel so comfortable, and they were so free-flowing that it didn’t take me anytime at all to finish it. The first part of the book begins with several key bible scriptures written on each page. And, accompanying these verses, you’ll find plush, “take-your-breath-away” images that truly compliment the words you are reading.

Moreover, the second part of the book features the actual recipes needed for a beautiful life. Keye and Hall equips their readers with several techniques on how to pamper and reliev the stresses of their life…and, the best part is, all the ingredients can be found right in your home. No special trips to take, and no expensive ingredients to buy.

This book is a definite must-read, and one that I’ll be sharing with my family and friends.

I give it 5 stars.

P.S.  “Recipes for a Beautiful Life” was provided courtesy from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

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