Friday, September 23, 2016

I call it collecting


The saying that goes with this is "You say obsessed like it is a bad thing..."

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Beth Moore

Dear Readers,
Our reading world is turning upside down, well a little bit anyways.  Beloved author Francine Rivers is releasing her first nonfiction title, Earth Psalms.  Set to release October 31st.  If that isn't enough, women's Bible study leader Beth Moore has just released her first fiction book.  The Undoing of Saint Salivanus is an enjoyable read that takes you to the heart of New Orleans in more ways than one. 
Jillian Slater doesn't remember much about her father and his family.  She only knows for sure what her mother has told her. She was told that her father never loved her and her grandmother is a grumpy, judgmental matriarch who was never pleased with Jillian or her mother.  So Jillian is surprised when she gets a phone call telling her that her father is dead and if she would like to come to the funeral, her expenses will be paid.   
What Jillian finds in New Orleans is not quite what she expected.  Her grandmother did not invite her, her assistant did.  Her grandmother doesn't seem to like Jillian, which she did expect, but the household of people living at Saint Silvanus is a quirky, funny little family that doesn't seem to fit together.  
I really would like to go on about the plot line(s), but am afraid I would give away too much.  What you will find between the beautiful covers of this book is a group of characters who are very flawed.  They each have issues that they are dealing with and we have the privilege of walking alongside them as they find their healing.  
There are no really pat answers to the questions that are asked.  It makes for a delightful read as you begin to feel right at home in the neighborhood and maybe even get a little jealous if you don't live in the same sort of place.  
Fans of Beth Moore are going to love this book.  But even if you haven't read any of Beth's non-fiction or done any of her Bible studies, make sure you give her fiction a read and you will see a different side of New Orleans and the folks who live there. 
Happy Reading, 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

New Release - Domino Effect - Davis Bunn

Domino Effect - Davis Bunn

The+Domino+EffectEsther Harding, a leading risk analyst at one of the country's largest banking institutions, is becoming more and more convinced that she has uncovered a ticking bomb with the potential to overshadow 2008's market crash. And as her own employer pursues "investment" strategies with ever-increasing levels of risk, she becomes convinced she must do something. Yet what can one person really do?
 The markets are edging closer to a tipping point--like the teetering first domino in a standing row that circles the globe. And when Esther does sound the alarm, she wonders if anyone will take her seriously. But as public support grows for her ideas, so does the desperation of those whose conspiracy of greed she seeks to expose. With global markets on the brink, and her own life in danger, Esther is locked in a race with the clock to avert a worldwide financial meltdown. 

This fast-paced suspense novel will make you wonder where the fiction ends and reality begins. . . 

Monday, September 19, 2016

New Releases - September 12-17

Dear Readers, 

I am trying to get back on schedule here.  Not sure how I will do, but at least Monday is off to a good start.  Hopefully that holds for the week also.  

Happy Reading, 

The Book of Mysteries - Jonathan Cahn - The Traveler finds The Teacher.  The Teacher takes him on a travel of 365 different mysteries of the world.  Explaining each and the Traveler writes them down so he can share them with the world. 

The Domino Effect - Davis Bunn - Esther Larson finds a ticking time bomb.  If it goes off it will rock the world economy with a force that will make the recession of '08 look like a small set back.  Will she be able to warn the world?  Or will those who want to take down the world's economy find her and silence her? 

End of the Roadie - Elizabeth Flynn - A Mystery for D. I. Costello - The show of Rock star, Brendan Phelan is laced with guns and whips, but at the end of one show a shot rings out that is not part of the show.  D.I. Costello is sent to investigate and finds a man that is not well liked by any in the show.  She also finds a shadowy figure that seemed to be stalking him.  Who wanted the Roadie dead? 

The Name I call Myself - Beth Moran - Faith just wants to stay ahead of the bills, take care of her brother and maybe live a quiet life.  She seems to have found that balanced and even to have found time to fall in love with Perry.  But all is in an uproar as her mother-in-law to be plans the wedding of Faith's nightmares.

Ben-Hur - Carol Wallace - The great great great granddaughter of Lew Wallace, has re-work the classic.  

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

New Releases - September 5-10 part 2

Dear Readers,

Here is the other new releases that should have been out last week Monday.  Again sorry I missed it, but it was a very strange week.  :-)  

Happy Reading,

The Raven - Mike Nappa -A street preformed nickname the Raven picks the wrong pocket and finds himself on the wrong end of the Russian Mafia.  As he fights for his life he is drawn into something called "Nevermore" that threatens the city of Atlanta.

Love's Faithful Promise - Susan Anne Mason - #3 Courage to Dream -When her mother suffers a stroke, Deirdre puts her medical career on hold and persuades Dr. Matthew Clayborne to help treat Mrs. O'Leary at Irish Meadows. But since the doctor has no intention of leaving his life in Canada, and Deirdre has sworn off marriage altogether, how will they deal with the undeniable spark between them? 

Fifth Column - Mike Hollow - #2 Blitz Detective - At first glance Mary Watkins is another victim of the blitz, but when it is found she was strangled Detective Jago is called in.  No one can figure out why Mary was murdered so he goes digging and what he finds is deception and betrayal.