Tuesday, 31 July 2012

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4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful, July 31, 2012

This review is from: Jack MacFadden and the Faerie Realm (Kindle Edition)
Jack MacFadden and the Faerie Realm is an imaginative and delightful tale.
In places,I felt there was a lack of continuity,which confused me some what, but it didn't diminish my enjoyment.
In D M Andrews writing, there is always enjoyable humour, and this book is no exception.
I liked the characters, particularly Old Tom; he came across as really cute.
I do feel the story could have been fleshed out more. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it.

Monday, 30 July 2012

God is always with us by His Holy Spirit, we are never alone.

God's love letter.

In 2002, I felt strongly that God wanted me to write letters to Him...to share my heart, my thoughts, my needs with Him. I'm not sure if I expected Him to answer me, but I hoped and anticipated that He might, and after I had written a few letters, He did!
For two wonderful years we communicated in this way, and even now when I read His words to me they are as moving, powerful and inspiring as they were the first time I heard and wrote them down.
Most are not for sharing as they are personal to me. But this particular one I feel I can share as it is so relevant to the days in which we live. We all lead busy lives, rushing here there and every where. I can only speak for myself, but I know I need to come aside into His presence more often and give Him the chance to minister His peace into my life.
It's mind blowing that the great and awesome God of heaven would take time to speak to someone like me! Here is what He said, and I hope it blesses and encourages any who might read it.

"You are my precious daughter and I love you. You need not be concerned, for I am with you, your rock and your shelter, a very present help in times of trouble.
Let me speak, I need to speak into your heart. In stillness and quiet is your strength. You will find this only in my presence, spend time with me. Share everything with me. Be truly open and honest, hide nothing, for I see and know all things.
Everything is in my control, and I mean everything. Nothing can happen that I do not allow. I always bring good out of what was meant for evil.
If that is true, and it is...for I am truth. Realise how safe you are my child. Grasp the revelation of who I truly am, and who you are in me. I am God, creator of the universe, Creator of all. There is no other God beside me.
You are my creation, covered with the blood of my son, Jesus. You are family, your life has purpose and meaning. Let your whole being be filled with faith and trust. Spend time in my presence, put me first and all else will fall into place.
You are safe my little one, Father holds you close. Be not afraid, stay near me, as I stay near to you. You're never out of my sight, or my heart, hold onto that. Be strong and courageous, for I am with you, I will never leave you or forsake you. I call you by name, you are mine.
All is well beloved child, all is well."

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

My Review for 'No One's Girl' by Rosie Goodwin

I really enjoyed this book and gave it five stares.

No One’s Girl by Rosie Goodwin is brilliant, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Ms Goodwin is a great storyteller. Her characters are so believable; they really get under your skin. You can’t help but get emotionally involved with them.

It was also enjoyable to read a novel based in and around my home town of Nuneaton, it added to my enjoyment of the book.

This is the first Rosie Goodwin novel I’ve read, but I will certainly be reading more.

I wish I had found her books sooner, but now I have, I’m definitely a fan!

If you enjoy gritty exciting drama then you will like Rosie Goodwin‘s books.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Rat and a Ransom by Y. I. Lee

STORYLINE: Tom always wanted a pet, and when he finds a cute little rat, he names her Mask and convinces his parents to let him keep her. When he's kidnapped and held for ransom, Tom and Mask must safely escape.

MY THOUGHTS: Let me say it right up front—what I did not like about this book was the "twist ending". It felt jarring and out of place, and I felt just a little cheated, though not too much, as the plot had basically resolved by then.
Other than that, this book would make a good chapter book for 8-9-year-olds. The characters and plot are fairly simplistic. There are some longer words that younger readers might need help with, but I see that as a good place to expand vocabulary. Y. I. Lee did a good job of keeping everything tense but not overly-scary for kids.
Rating: three stars

I've had a brill morning with the children in a local school. The teacher asked me to take them through the publishing process. So I took along a manuscript full of edits and corrections and a couple of pics and then read to them from the finished book. Two classes came together so I had quite an audience! But they were all as quite as a mouse...oops, I mean rat. LOL
I will be giving a copy of the book to the school library.