Monday, 27 February 2012

A good review on Amazon for my Fantasy The Shadowed Valley'
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Adventure!, February 22, 2012

This review is from: The Shadowed Valley (Paperback)
After a fire takes her mother and supposed father, Celia finds herself traveling to a dreary place called Greyache House. But when she arrives, only a cold reception is waiting. The lady of the house and the butler are both dark, fearsome characters, and the only comfort to be found is in Mary. A maid who works there.

Before long, Mary sends Celia on a quest. With a talking horse for a companion, Celia sets off on a life changing journey, through The Shadowed Valley.

Along the way, she will meet friends, dangers, and ultimately, the choice between faith and doubt.

Can Celia live through the dangers of a journey that tests her to the ends of her strength? And can she trust the companions who come to her along the way?

Find out in the adventure filled book for young teens, and those of us who still are at heart.

Y. I. Lee is a talented author with more books on the way. I can hardly wait to read more of her work.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

A Five Star Review for 'The Shack, Merry and a Cat Named Cha-Moan.'

I gave The Shack, Merry and a Cat Named Cha-Moan by Terri Marie five stars.

What a delightful book this is. It’s a magical story, and the sort of book I would love to read to a grandchild.  I would want to read it to them over and over again!   
Terri Marie the author has an amazing imagination, and I love the book cover, very original and pertinent to the story. I found myself drawn to each character in the book. But I particularly loved young Ricky; he is so endearing and funny.
This is a story of true friendship and faith. A surprisingly powerful book, because I found it in places quite challenging. There were times I laughed and times I found myself moved to tears, particularly when each child explained why their individual treasure meant so much to them.  I found myself deeply affected by Allen’s reminiscence.
Like the gang, I couldn’t wait to get inside the shack and see what was in there. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed. I just loved the beautiful white cat Cha-Moan and Merry.
The thought that this lovely innocent world would be destroyed was awful. I felt quite exhausted for the youngsters as they struggled to save not only Merry and Cha-Moan’s world, but also their own world. Each time a treasure keeper was destroyed the town became a darker and more unpleasant place.
Merry had three rules, and rule number three struck a chord with me, as I can easily become discouraged. “Never give up believing in yourself.”
This book is full of love and encouraging truths. I recommend it not just for children, but to all who are young at heart.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Following the Wrong Path.

I have been struggling of late. Instead of keeping my eyes on God, I have been looking at my situation. Fretting over my lack of finances, and the things I can or cannot do. Seeking after worldly success instead of trusting God, who is my provider and the source of my life.
From early childhood I sought to prove impress. I know it stems from the fact, that when young, my parents drummed it into me, that I would not amount to much. So I have gone out of my way to prove them wrong. Not necessarily a bad thing. Except when I find something I'm good at...something I really enjoy, I quickly become obsessive and acquire tunnel vision. Nothing else matters, I've no peripheral vision, I stare straight ahead. Well and truly blinkered and lost in selfish ambition. Which in the end leads to frustration and eventually depression.
God has a plan for my life, as He has for all of us. Outside of that plan we find ourselves lost, floundering and eventually despairing!
God is helping me to understand, that all the gifts I have are not for worldly success, as I see it, but to glorify Him. They are His and I'm His instrument, to be used in anyway He see's fit.
Not for me worldly success, with all the pressures that can bring. I'm learning, way to slowly it seems! That everything He has blessed me with, must be turned over to Him. For only then, will it be used correctly to bless others and also myself. But most of all to glorify my God.

A friend told me to read Psalm 73. Which of course proved amazingly applicable to my situation at the moment, especially verses 23-24. "Nevertheless, I am continually with you, you hold me by my right hand. You will guide me with your counsel. And afterword receive me to glory."
I love F.B. Meyer and as he rightly says. The place where all of life's questions are answered is in the sanctuary of God. This is where we find the peace we seek, and the increase of  faith we need. Even if many of our questions remain unanswered.
God is good, all the time God is good! Praise His holy name.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Review for The Sands of Santa Rosa by Tommie Lyn

My Review for The Sands of Santa Rosa by Tommie Lyn

I really enjoyed the ‘The Sands of Santa Rosa.’ So much so, I couldn’t put it down.
Great characters especially Cotton. I felt for him, having to cope with a gift of knowing, but with no specific details to guide him. I could almost feel his frustration.
The story really grabbed me; I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen. Would Cotton’s gift of premonition save little Sara and what was it that threatened her?
I love spooky stories like this, full of suspense and intrigue. Could the awful scenario that takes place in the book really happen?
I didn’t want the book to end, but what an ending… brilliant!
There has to be a follow up. Please! Please!  Let there be a sequel.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Surprise Review.

book review
An adventure must have the hero's life at stake if it is to be considered an adventure this is a whiz bang awesome book

Published 2 days ago by scott

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This review for my book 'The Shadowed Valley' on came as a pleasant surprise.