Monday, July 28, 2014

The Berenstain Bears and Mama for Mayor!

Title: The Berenstain Bears and Mama for Mayor!
Author: Jan Berenstain and Mike Berenstain

Clunk the Bear family car hit a hole in the road. Bump the car hit a bump in the road. Someone should do something said Mama. Yes, said Papa, but who? Back home Mama thought and thought. I know what to do to fix the road she said. I will run for mayor.

Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Jackie Ross

A Bride Unveiled

Title: A Bride Unveiled
Author: Jillian Hunter

The historical aspects and details of a workhouse back in the day and also the romance aspect.

Fiction; rated ? out of 5.
Reviewed by Anonymous

Frostbitten

Title: Frostbitten
Author: Kelley Armstrong

This book is one of several in the Women of Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. It revisits Elena and Clay who were the primary characters in the first couple of books. They are up in Alaska tracking possible werewolf attacks while also trying to reconnect with old pack members. The book delves more into Elena's past prior to meeting Clay which is very instrumental in understanding her reactions to certain sensations as well as her feelings about her own strengths and weaknesses.

Fiction; rated 3 out of 5.
Reviewed by Angelique

Blossom Street Brides

Title: Blossom Street Brides
Author: Debbie Macomber

I liked it because it's like a romantic comedy. Light and easy reading.

Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Anonymous

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Dead Will Tell

Title: The Dead Will Tell
Author: Linda Castillo

I love the Kate Burkholder series, and enjoyed this book. When I thought I figured out the "who done it", it came with a twist I didn't want to see. It involves a cold case of murder and destruction of an Amish family that went unsolved and the revenge that has come along 35 years later. It has a bit of her relationship with Tomassetti, as his past comes back to haunt him, all in all a good read.

Fiction; rated 4 out of 5.
Reviewed by Peggy

Holly Clegg's Trim & Terrific Diabetic Cooking

Title: Holly Clegg's Trim & Terrific Diabetic Cooking
Author: Holly Clegg

This book was published by the American Diabetes Association and offers 250 recipes that are quick and easy to make in 30 minutes or less. I am always looking for quick healthy meals to make and took a look through this book. I plan on trying some of the recipes and I like that it breaks down the calories for each serving, (and the carbs, fiber, sugars, fats and salt).

Non-Fiction; rated 3 out of 5.
Reviewed by Peggy

The Invention of Wings

Title: The Invention of Wings
Author: Sue Monk Kidd

Historical fiction based on the lives of two women in the 1800s, both slave and free and their struggle and courage to fight for their own freedom. Well written!

Fiction; rated 5 out of 5.
Reviewed by Rosalie Capobianco