Sunday, February 28, 2021

A MAGICAL STORY OF THE LAST MAGI TO FOLLOW THE STAR TO FIND CHRIST - A THIRTY-THREE JOURNEY - A CHRISTMAS STORY & AN EASTER STORY BY E.A. SHARPE - THE LAST MAGI


Destined to be a Christmas classic. The Last Magi is the story of Artaban, the fourth Wise Man, who leaves his betrothed, the beautiful Rasha, to follow his fellow Magi to Bethlehem. Arriving too late, he sets out to find the child born under the star. Years pass as Artaban chases wisps and rumors across two continents. Weary and impoverished, the last Magi refuses to quit his quest, even as time is running out. "An epic quest for the greatest treasure of all.” Rev. Phil Moyers.


Full of Wisdom
This little book is full of more wisdom and soul than many thousand-page novels. It cuts to the chase and never lets you go. It is an absolutely absorbing account of a little-known event in the time of Christ, told with humor and dignity. He follows after Jesus to give him his gifts but keeps missing Him. At last he finds Him but he doesn't have any gifts. Then Jesus gets him to see that the greatest gift is the gift of love. This is a liberating book that made me want to stand up and sing. The other thing I want to say is that it is really a fun read.
Matan B.


THE LAST MAGI

FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS - A SPINETINGLING, THRILLING, PARANORMAL, SCI-FI SERIES - TEGEN BOOKS 1 - 4


 

From Bestselling Author, Inge-Lise Goss! A Thrill Ride That Will Keep You On The Edge Of Your Seat!

BOOK ONE

In The Tegen Cave, Sara Jones is on the run. Fleeing from her boyfriend's criminal family, she finds refuge in Billings, Montana. But her secluded surroundings aren't hidden well enough, especially when she receives a mysterious package containing a deadly spider. When people around her start dropping like flies, she wonders if she'll be next in the family's deadly web.

BOOK TWO

In Tegen Justice, Sara Jones is a woman reborn. She finds herself immortal with newly acquired superpowers--spider-climbing agility, self-healing powers, and the ability to eject poisonous needles. But these superpowers come with a price - the all-consuming need for blood and flesh tainted by deadly Tegen spiders.

BOOK THREE

In Tegen Punishment, Sara is recruited to assist a Tegen enforcer in tracking down a cold-blooded, treacherous Tegen who has evaded capture for over two years. During that time, he has left a trail of victims in his wake including a Tegen enforcer and his team. The renegade is hiding in a religious compound that is packed with danger, and there's no telling if Sara can get in - or out.

The Tegen Series Boxed Set is action-packed and filled with suspense. In these heart-pounding stories, you'll see why Inge-Lise Goss is a USA Today best-selling author. Her intricately crafted tales of danger and deceit will have you up for days... and nights.


Serenity...
HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER
5.0 out of 5 stars ~~Spine-tingling/Suspense/Spiders~~

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This novel is unlike any that I have read previously. For me, a combination of the occult and fantasy mixed in. The author has written a truly amazing story about the Tegens The first few pages will provide the readers with information on the Tegens...who they are, their diets, and their transformation. If you are like me, and haven't read any of the previous ones, this information is perfect for understanding this group. The fact that they don't age after age 25 is interesting.

The author has managed to weave a tapestry which contains cloths of many fabrics and colors. She has included suspense, spine-tingling scenes, spiders and some romance to mention the highlights...Wow..just wow. A fascinating blend which also contains horror~ Buckle up your seat belts and settle in for this ride. And, be warned that twists and turns will keep you guessing throughout...

The question does arise in the novel about whether or not these Tegans are good or evil. Always love that when it appears in a novel... The descriptions are excellent throughout and the spider portions will leave the readers shaking their heads...Perfectly written scenes, for sure.

The multi-layered plot is excellent, character development is well done and this is an extremely well written novel.

Although this novel is not in a genre I read frequently, I am so glad that I read this one. I will also read other ones that this author writes in the future.

Most highly recommended.

A TOUCHING, INFORMATIVE STORY: THE NURSE MARE'S TALE BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP - NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK, AUDIO, AND KINDLE


The Nurse Mare's Foal, as it tells the story of Dinky's mother. This lovely story is told from the viewpoint of two aging nurse mares about to give birth, and the trials they go through. It tells us of Sadie and her friend Nellie and is accompanied with charming dialogue (both speaking and thinking). The plight of these animals is described in empathetic detail.

After enduring years of breeding and loss, the older nurse mares must face the auction with the promise of being slaughtered, as they have become too old for breeding and thus unable to be mares.

Do they accept their fate, or will there be another ending for the nurse mares that have given everything and received little in return?

The ending may surprise you. It is a poignant story that will rip your heart out and put you back together again.


Jade Lazlow
5.0 out of 5 stars A Touching, Informative Story Inspiring Change

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The Nurse Mare's Tale is told from the perspective of a horse named Sadie, who is placed in servitude to feed other mare's horses with her milk. Like many of Marta Moran Bishop's stories, this book takes an unflinching look at the problematic things we sometimes do in society in pursuit of profits. In this case, it's the equine industry and the practice of using nurse mares.

Nurse mares are bred for the sole purpose of providing milk to more "desirable" foals, such as racehorse foals. Their own foals are often treated as throwaways in the industry. The industry maintains that the practice is necessary, while equine rights activists condemn the practice. Throwaway foals are sometimes slaughtered, and the mares themselves are often repeatedly re-bred with little opportunity to properly heal. There is a huge profit incentive for thoroughbred farmers to use nurse mares in raising their foals.

Before reading The Nurse Mare's Tale, I knew a little about the industry and the lengths it goes to in order to maximize profitability, pushing the boundaries of humane animal treatment. Mares are sometimes kept under artificial light 24/7 early in the spring to influence their reproductive cycle, for example. Bishop's book raised my awareness of issues to a new level, and at times, it was difficult to continue reading for that reason. Horses are sentient beings and treating them as if they aren't is disturbing.

It's important reading, however, because it raises awareness of the treatment of these beautiful creatures on whose backs fortunes are made. Awareness of the issues is the first step in cultivating positive change.

Bishop's book is beautifully written, and she weaves in factual information in such a way that it comes across as a natural narrative. The lessons she presents are artfully delivered through Sadie's eyes.

Readers who are sensitive to the plight of animals or who want to know more about the horse industry will find this book deeply moving. At times, it is touching, and at other times, it's sad. Regardless, its message is an important one.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

A CHILLING SHORT STORY - THE DEVIL INSIDE BY ROMAN NYLE


Gerald was born with strange abilities, and is a psychopath, as his father was before him. In fact his father helped him develop his abilities. When he decides to find a mate, to have as his play toy will he win???


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Friday, February 12, 2021

LULU & BETTY'S FRIENDSHIP SURVIVED FROM THE DEPRESSION - PAST WWII. LULU AND BETTY GROWING UP IN CHANGING TIMES BY PATRICIA SAWYERS FISKE IS A HUMAN STORY.


Our story about Betty and Lulu, who grew up in peaceful times, begins in 1933, during the depression, and ends in the early forties as prosperity returned, as our country began mobilizing for World War II.

I started this book because I thought it would be beneficial for young people, like my talented granddaughter, Maria, to contrast growing up during the past seventy-five years, with my formative years, a time of peace, from 1927-1941.

Our childhoods were so very different. I've watched my granddaughter entertain herself with technology from an early age. While she missed knowing about doodlebugs, she can always look them up on her I-Phone or laptop. From a very early age, she was aware of world events; whereas, I didn't realize that my back yard in Kerrville, Texas, was not the center of the Universe until I started to school.

All profits go to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Deltona, FL.

 

This book is a real joy to read. It follows all the personal experiences of two friends who grow up during the depression and World War II eras. Their many youthful experiences in this challenging era will take some elders back to another time and allow young readers to share a different world. Patricia Sawyers Fiske is no longer with us, but her story will touch you deeply.



LULU & BETTY

A QUEST TO LAST AN LIFETIME - THE LAST MAGI BY E.A. SHARPE WILL CHARM, DELIGHT, AND REMIND YOU NOT TO EVER QUIT.


 Destined to be a Christmas classic, The Last Magi is the story of Artaban, the fourth Wise Man, who leaves his betrothed, the beautiful Rasha, to follow his fellow Magi to Bethlehem. Arriving too late, he sets out to find the child born under the star. Years pass as Artaban chases wisps and rumors across two continents. Weary and impoverished, the last Magi refuses to quit his quest, even as time is running out.


Full of Wisdom
This little book is full of more wisdom and soul than many thousand-page novels. It cuts to the chase and never lets you go. It is an absolutely absorbing account of a little-known event in the time of Christ, told with humor and dignity. He follows after Jesus to give him his gifts but keeps missing Him. At last he finds Him but he doesn't have any gifts. Then Jesus gets him to see that the greatest gift is the gift of love. This is a liberating book that made me want to stand up and sing. The other thing I want to say is that it is really a fun read.
Matan B.


E.A. Sharpe wrote an absolutely wonderful story that will give you a lift and show what commitment to a goal will bring to you.

It is the story of a Magi who missed his fellow Magi on their quest to find the child whom the star and prophecy spoke of. Yet he sets out on his own, and through hardship, and delays he gives all he has to help those in need along the way.

Years later he feels he is too late, but is he?

I loved this short book of Artaban’s quest to find Christ and believe it is a story that is a great read at any time of the year, especially at Easter.



THE LAST MAGI

JO ANN JONES TAKES US ON A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY THROUGH HER LIFE IN ECHOES FROM THE HEART


 Echoes From My Heart is a compilation of poems Jo Ann Jones wrote over many years. A beautiful collection inspired throughout her life’s challenges and joys with continuous inspiration and encouragement from family and friends.  

The poems are divided into nine topics, so you can choose to read the poems in any order. Each topic page has a scripture to share God’s word for the upcoming poems. Read these poems at your leisure or when you need a reminder of God’s blessings and grace.

In addition to acquiring beautiful poetry, you will be contributing to a good cause as all the profits from the sale of Echoes From my Heart will go to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Deltona, FL.


A PROFOUNDLY SPIRITUAL JOURNEY THROUGH POETRY

 

Echoes From My Heart by Jo Ann Jones is a beautifully written poetry book that takes us on a journey through life’s challenges. It is also a look into the spiritual journey toward Christ’s teachings and helps us to forget our failings and learn to do better. I loved this book and shall keep it near me, as I journey through life. Thank you, Ms. Jones for your beautiful words.



ECHOES

A MUST HAVE FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN MAKING A PROFIT IN THEIR OWN BUSINESS - KUDOS TO A. WILLIAM BENITEZ FOR WRITING THE HANDYMAN'S GUIDE TO MAKING A PROFIT.


Start making money now as a handyman using only your home repair skills. Twelve chapters of valuable how-to information teach you how to:

*Find new customers
*Price every job to ensure profit
*Get paid in full for every job
*Expand your skills for profitability
*Use the Internet to increase profits
*Keep customers coming back and giving referrals
*Handle your accounting and taxes
*Become a highly paid home repair expert

Everything you need to know to succeed financially as a handyman. No fluff or hype, just down to earth details on exactly how to make money using your present skills.

Five Stars by PenNameWilliam
Retired Contractor with MBA uses book as checklist Even as a retired contractor with an MBA, I found this book most helpful as a checklist of things to consider in starting my own handyman business. It is an excellent summary of what everyone should know about a small building business and about building a business. The writing style is to the point, thorough, and with no added fluff. You will learn about everything from customer service to internet marketing to business legal issues. But perhaps the most important thing I learned happened in thinking through all of the things he tells you to consider when figuring out what to charge. And he uses real numbers.



HANDYMAN'S GUIDE

A BOOK SO FULL OF WISDOM THAT WILL HELP EACH OF US HAVE BETTER RELATIONSHIPS - A. WILLIAM BENITEZ BOOK RELATIONSHIP IS A MUST READ


When I decided to write this book on relationship, my wife Barbara was surprised and cautioned me by saying that she would not dare write such a book because it was such a varied topic with so many nuances. That scared me because she is certainly more qualified to write about relationship than I am. I hesitated for a while.

Most of my writing had been on housing, business, woodworking, even publishing, but nothing on relationship. It's an expansive topic and I wasn't sure if my information would be of real value. I considered that all my books are based on first hand experience and realized that even though I'm not an expert, I have a life time of experience in relationship. Based on that I felt able to contribute something helpful to some readers and I feel good about this book.


HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER

5.0 out of 5 stars `Relationships are not about competition between partners. It should be about giving and taking.'

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A. William Benitez's career is not as a therapist (his work included the construction business, governmental housing official, woodworking, IT manger for Hyatt Regency, founder of Positive Imaging, LLC writing and publishing) and he succeeds in this book about Relationships because of the gentle manner in which he relates his insights. He has an innate understanding about relationships that work (he is currently happily married for 23 years in a very strong and sustainable marriage) and ones that fail (his first marriage of 17 years ended in divorce) and has the courage to admit that he is one half of each relationship - a gratifyingly honest approach to view life in retrospect as well as with introspection. Or as he states, `My goal with this book is that, as an individual, parent, grandparent, spouse, and lover, I might be able to share just a small amount of information you might find of value.'

As far as the structure of this warm book of supportive guidance is concerned the author states, `This book contains ten chapters entitled: What Is Love, What is a Good Relationship, Fostering and Nourishing Relationships, Harming Relationships, Mutual Respect, Boundaries, Marriage, Breakups and Divorce, Helpful Tips, and Final Thoughts. All the chapters contain information based almost exclusively on personal experience that I hope helps to create safe, happy, and healthy relationships.' And from that platform for discussion we join Benitez in a drawing room atmosphere of heart to heart conversations about each of the topics he outlines.

His highlighted phrases scattered through the book are gems to ponder, phrases like `Love is caring for another person enough to want for her what she wants for herself, even if what she desires is not in your best interest.' After making statements such as this, Benitez dissects it, amplifies it with either personal experiences or postulated ones until we understand the concept completely.

So much of what is shared here is not earthshakingly original: there are therapists and erudite textbooks that serve that purpose. The reason Benitez succeeds is that he is so open and straightforward in the way he discusses those elements of humanity that must be respected in every individual in order to bond with another individual. His suggestions on how to nurture a relationship are simple but so often forgotten (as in the infinitely important art of conversing), his explanation of how to respect boundaries is as solid as anyone has written, and his definitions of how relationships can be harmed is especially poignant (and he is not afraid to discuss spousal abuse openly).

A few other phrases that stand out: `Regard your partner with consideration, appreciation, and acceptance just as she is, not as you believe she should be. Accept and value your partner's point of view even if it differs from yours. Honor your partner's right to privacy by not intruding, interfering, or spying.' `Boredom and predictability can hurt relationships as can the lack of joy and spontaneity.' This is a book of wisdom from experience - one that will touch many aspects of each reader's viewpoints and hopefully will provide examples for change where change is needed. Grady Harp


Mr. Benitez’s book RELATIONSHIP helped me take a long hard look at what I could do better in all my relationships and in particular those with my husband.

What part do I play in the issues that arise in our marriage on a daily basis?

I found this book extremely helpful and insightful too.

Kudos to Mr. Benitez on writing this book and the work he had to personally do in order to bring it about.



RELATIONSHIPS

IS IT INSANITY OR THE SPIRITS OF THE PAST THAT HAUNT ELAINE? SHADOW'S WAY BY AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR BARBARA FRANCES WILL LEAVE YOU TURNING THE PAGES FAR INTO THE NIGHT.


Prepare to be spellbound. Barbara Frances' long-awaited third novel, 

“Shadow's Way,” takes you to the coastal, deep South, where the past and the present mingle in a gothic tale of insanity, murder, and sexual intrigue.

You'll meet the beautiful Elaine Chauvier, former actress and proprietor of Shadow's Way, her family's antebellum home; the esteemed Archbishop Andre Figurant and his fallen identical twin, Bastien; newly arrived Ophelia and Rudy, here to explore their Chauvier roots and their ties to Shadow's Way; and the mysterious Madame Claudine. Under a veneer of piety and graciousness, i.e., the questions: What is good? What is evil? What is reality?

Lee Broom

5.0 out of 5 stars Southern suspense at its finest!

Format: Kindle Edition

Very intense book! Shadow's Way is a suspenseful, amazing story that centers around an antebellum home on the Gulf Coast that is the life's blood of Elaine Chauvier, a woman of aristocracy that boasts of ties to Robert E. Lee. It's a multi-layered story that seems to be a history of the house and its inhabitants, who have many secrets and obsessions. It turns it to be a horror story of a crazy woman who is out to kill anyone who gets in her way or who tries to take her precious home, Shadow's Way. It's a story of ghosts and sordid pasts, and a shameful history of the local catholic church. The people in the town who are related to Elaine or acquaintances are unaware at first of all the twisted plans and goings-on of the main lady of the house, but they soon find out when unexpected things start happening. It's a vivid, startling tale that I highly recommend, because I just couldn't stop reading this one until the very last word. 


Ms. Francis’ novel Shadow’s Way, had me enthralled from page one, it kept me reading until so late into the night that I used a flashlight in order not to wake my husband.

I’ve always enjoyed reading gothic tales, but this one went beyond most that I had read. The synopsis was correct, past and present mingled and left me on the edge of my seat. Was G – G – Daddy a real paranormal experience or a figment of Elaine Chauvier’s imagination, which got worse as she sunk deeper into insanity?

I loved the various characters that Ms. Francis brought into play as needed to heighten the story. They were well rounded and interconnected in ways that one has to keep reading to get the full picture.

 



SHADOW'S WAY

SUSPENSE-FILLED, ADVENTUROUS, VIBRANT CHAPTER BOOK - BARBARA FRANCES' - LOTTIE'S ADVENTURE: FACING THE MONSTER


Lottie's Adventure: Facing The Monster, is an action-packed children's book written especially for ages 8 through 14. Children will enjoy this exciting read while also improving their reading skills. Twenty-nine chapters filled with twists and turns keep kids reading to discover the outcome.


Lottie, a lively ten-year old Hispanic girl, longs for something new and different in her life. Her summers up to this point have all been, more or less, the same. Then the arrival of a magical letter and a TV newscast transforms her vacation time in a high adventure.



Her great adventure includes trying to relate to a cold, estranged, and rich grandmother, freeing a kidnapped ten-year-old African American boy from a locked room, hiding him in a safe place, and then fleeing with him from a kidnapper who is always just a step or two behind.


Lottie's Adventure is a vibrant chapter book mystery for preteens that emphasizes the importance of intergenerational communication and love as well as the immense value of thinking beyond cultural stereotypes. To develop a new moral code or vision, both these elements are crucial. Perhaps the most striking quality of "Lottie's Adventure: Facing The Monster" is its powerful positive energy. Featuring a spunky 10-year-old Hispanic heroine, "Lottie's Adventure" keeps interest high and pages turning with exciting plot twists and turns and believable cliffhangers that just keep evolving. The author allows her characters to develop very naturally, with total authenticity. There are many excellent ideas embedded in the story, not the least of which is that people, even wise adults, can learn to admit they are wrong. "Lottie's Adventure" goes a long way towards building a viable alternative to prejudice, and for that and many other reasons, it is highly recommended juvenile reading for kids age 10 and up.

(Review from The Midwest Book Review)


While reading Barbara Frances’ chapter book Lottie’s Adventure: Facing the Monster, I was swept back to the books of my childhood. A place where tweens helped each other and became heroes without the use of make-believe or magic brooms. Just plain old smarts, ingenuity, and integrity.

I was engrossed in the story of Lottie, a Hispanic girl, as she helped Charles Ray a black boy, who had been kidnapped escape and confront the bad guy, outsmarting him, while facing their own fears. The friendship that grew between the two was a lesson in how people all want the same things out of life regardless of their upbringing, race, or nationality.

It is a compelling and wonderful tale that I’d recommend to both adults and the tween alike.



LOTTIE'S ADVENTURE

LIKE I USED TO DANCE BY AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR BARBARA FRANCES IS A BOOK YOU WILL NOT SOON FORGET, AND WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE.


“Our kids, my, my, Gracie” laughed Bud. “Where did we go wrong? One marries God, another a Jew and the last one, the devil!”

Texas, 1951. The Wolanskys—Grace, Bud and their three grown children—are a close-knit clan, deeply rooted in their rural community and traditional faith. On their orderly farm, life seems good and tomorrow always holds promise.

But under the surface, it’s a different story. Grace is beset by dark memories and unnamed fears, calmed only by practicing a secret obsession. Their son Andy has said no to becoming a farmer like his dad and, worse, has fallen in love with a big-city Jewish girl. Youngest child Regina is trapped in a loveless marriage to an abusive, alcoholic husband. Even “perfect” daughter Angela’s decision to become a nun unleashes consequences no one could foresee.

And then Ceil Dollard breezes into town.

Ceil—wealthy, sophisticated, irrepressible—is like a visitor from Mars. She’s a modern woman. She drives a car and wears pants. She blows away tradition and certainty, forcing Grace to face her fears and brave a changing world. Through Ceil, Grace learns about courage and pleasure—but at the risk of losing Bud.

Barbara Frances’ sparkling, richly human novel takes you back to a time when Ike was president and life was slower, but people were the same as now. You’ll encounter a cast of characters storm-tossed by change, held together by love. Written with compassion, humor and suspense, Like I Used to Dance will charm you, warm you and even squeeze a few tears, from its opening number to the last waltz. 


5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE IT! - Family Saga Full of Drama and Heart

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Don’t start this book before bedtime or you’ll be late to work! I love family sagas and this one swept me along. It’s about Grace, a warm, creative woman strong for her family but out of touch with her own needs. The place is rural Texas and the time is the fifties, when women were still trapped as homemakers. The family is Catholic and Grace’s daughters have their own struggles. Angela is unsure if she should become a nun and Regina has to decide if she’ll divorce her abusive husband. Grace herself is a talented artist who has never realized her potential. She develops a close bond with Ceil, a sophisticated transplant from LA who blows into the life of Grace and her family like a powerful wind. In the end, everything turn s out but nothing is the same. A great read!



M. M. Bishop Award-winning author and poet

5.0 out of 5 stars WILL SURELY BECOME ONE OF THE CLASSICS IN LITERATURE

Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2020

It is easy to see how Like I Used To Dance by Barbara Frances won awards. It is a novel that should easily find its way into classic literature. It is not just the story of the Wolanskys, who live in a small farming town in the nineteen-fifty’s, but the story of life, and how even generations of family issues can affect each new generation unless something happens to break the cycle.
Ms. Frances paints a picture of each character, their weaknesses, as well as the strength in their character. From Grace, and Bud, their three grown children, to neighbors, and friends, each is drawn with a fine pencil, fully formed, and genuine, some are people you wish you knew, and others you would like to string up. Yet, each is so well crafted as to be able to see them in your life, or town.
Whether she is painting the generous nature of Bud, to the horror of Billy Ray, Ms. Frances brings us a full picture of life as it was, and life as it still is. Many things may have changed in our world, underneath there is still an underbelly of both the beauty and ugliness of human nature.
Like I Used To Dance was not a book that I could easily put down, but sat up till the wee hours of the morning reading.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


LIKE I USED TO DANCE


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

MARTA MORAN BISHOP IS STUNNINGLY TALENTED. THIS WONDERFUL BOOK IS NOT ONLY CHARMING, BUT IT HOLDS A BIT OF MAGIC ON EACH PAGE ... THE KIND OF MAGIC OF DAYS GONE BY.



 

A book of short stories written in verse from a child's perspective that can be read and enjoyed by young and old alike. "Marta Moran Bishop is stunningly talented. This wonderful book is not only charming, but it holds a bit of magic on each page ... the kind of magic of days gone by. The beautifully rendered prose urges us to remember, to close our eyes and revisit slower days, childhood days, when there were no cell phones or computers to distract us from seeing the wonders in nature and the world of make-believe..." - Beth Hoffman, Author of NY Times Best Seller, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt "...Throughout the pages of Wee Three, author Marta Moran Bishop takes the reader on a poetic trip back in time to the simpler, carefree years of our youth, when nothing was more important than chasing bumblebees or taking jovial walks through the snow... Kudos to Bishop for highlighting the essence of innocence in such fun-filled, comprehensive fashion." - Wendy Paulson - Apex Reviews Recapture the pure joy of life when one's imagination was the key to play. About the Author: Marta Moran Bishop has fond memories growing up in rural Northern Minnesota. Her grandmother, Helen Springer Moran, also shares memories of raising her children in Washington, D.C.; together, they share seventy years of memories, dating back to the year 1924.



Lindlae Parish
5.0 out of 5 stars Wee Three - A Way to Say I Love You

Wee Three: A Child's World

Marta Moran-Bishop with Helen Springer Moran
Illustrations by Hazel Mitchell

"Wee Three" is a charming and delightful collection of poems for children. Marta Moran-Bishop truly captures the voice and curiosity of a little child.

The detailed pen and ink illustrations by Hazel Mitchell, bring the text alive. Her lovely, delicate artwork puts me in mind of my favorite A.A. Milne books as a child. The watercolor on the front is colorful and full of sunshine.

"Wee Three" is the "Now We Are Six" of the 21st Century. I loved the poems and illustrations in this beautiful little book. My granddaughter, who is three, particularly loved "Upside Down Land". My favorites are "Lonely" and "When I'm A Lady".

This is a wonderful book to share with children and awaken their love of poetry. I highly recommend "Wee Three" for children of all ages--and adults who are children at heart.

A MAN WENT UP IN FLAMES? WAS IT MURDER OR AN ACCIDENT? USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS TAKES US ON A WILD AND THRILLING RIDE & IN THE 3RD IN THE GWYNN RESNICK MYSTERY SERIES


 A Man Goes Up in Flames.
Was it an accident or murder?
Gwynn Reznick returns as a rookie private investigator…
…to find the truth.
Placed in an accounting role to watch the key players up close, she uncovers financial irregularities while delving into clues that lead her into dangerous situations. To obtain information, she becomes entangled with a tough crew of oil field workers. Their interpersonal jealousies and mysterious pasts intersect to obscure the truth.
Unraveling connecting threads that link to multiple disappearances, Gwynn discovers she’s pitted against polished criminal professionals and finds herself in the center of a devious scheme.
Money shortages and illicit affairs… …point to several suspects. Will her sleuthing blow her cover before her backup team arrives? Any reader who enjoys action, adventure, murder mysteries, or just a plain good read will love Burning Water, the third book in the Gwynn Reznick series.






Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite

Burning Water by Inge-Lise Goss begins another sleuthing job for Gwynn Reznick, a rookie investigator with a habit of snooping. Ruben, her boss and boyfriend, is scheduled to solve this case with Gwynn, but something called him away, leaving her with minimal supervision. An employee of H&E Oil has died under mysterious circumstances and Gwynn needs to question friends and co-workers while uncovering clues he may have left behind. She finds there is more to this case than meets the eye, and Ruben sends extra operatives to back her up. There are more questions with every answer she uncovers. Gwynn finds she must flirt with the enemy to solve some problems but will this cause trouble in her relationship with Ruben?
 
Through an intricate weaving of characters, the thrill of suspense, and expected danger, Inge-Lise Goss devises an alluring novel. Burning Water is a complex book that keeps the reader deeply engrossed as the plot intertwines with a more devious plan. Gwynn and Ruben learn that they are investigating more than a suspicious death as Gwynn digs deeper. The pace quickly takes the reader through a whirlwind of events and people. This story has a unique setting that makes it refreshing. I found Inge-Lise Goss to be a gifted and intriguing author. Her twists woven within the characters intensify as the story unfolds. Any of the characters could be the killer. The plot thickens as it involves more people. Overall, this novel is well written and makes the reader feel they are right there looking over Gwynn’s shoulder. Gwynn is a fun character that thinks differently and therefore gets the job done.


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WHEN ALL RIGHTS WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND ANYONE WHO WAS NOT RICH AND WHITE. DAWN RISES BOOK 3 IN THE DIVIDE BRINGS US HOPE

“Yes, if we had all made other choices before the last real vote was cast, things would have been different. But now even those of us here w...