Monday, October 20, 2014

Nowhere To Turn by Lynette Eason

book review of Nowhere To Turn by Lynette Eason (Revell) by papertapepins

She thought her days of hiding were over . . . but the danger has just begun
The day Danielle Harding takes her eleven-year-old son and flees from her abusive husband is the same day Kurt Harding dies. A relieved Dani believes she and her son are finally safe--but in reality, things are just heating up. When Kurt was alive, he took something important from a mysterious individual--who wants the item back and believes Dani now has it. As she and her son run for their lives, they have nowhere to turn, until she hires Adam Buchanan of Operation Refuge and goes into hiding. Unfortunately, she won't be able to hide for long . . . 

This is a good book. Yeah, like as in fast paced, edge of your seat, can't put down good from start to finish! I've been a fan of Lynette Eason for a while now, and this is one of her best stories so far, which is saying a lot. If you liked her Women of Justice series you don't want to miss this one. Dani and her son are as likeable as her abusive husband and his brother are not. That's ok, it makes them great villians. Domestic violence is not an easy subject to address but Ms. Eason does so tastefully, and takes it seriously. Dani and her son are not totally fine a few days after Kurt's death. It takes time to work through the serious issues that come from that sort of situation.

Characters from No One To Trust, the first book in the Hidden Identity series, play fairly key roles in this second book, which is neat but it doesn't in any way mean that if you started with this book that you would be lost or missing important information. My favourite kind of series is one where the story is wrapped up by the end with no major cliffhanger or no important back story that you wished you read first and this fits the bill. Danger, secrets,  excitement, fear, and some romance, it doesn't get much better than this.

This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.


  1. Lynette Eason

    Lynette Eason

    Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice series and the Deadly Reunions series. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She has a master's degree in education from Converse College and she...
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Friday, October 17, 2014

A Star For Jesus by Crystal Bowman

Book review of A Star For Jesus by Crystal Bowman (Zonderkidz) by papertapepins

Beautiful illustrations and playful rhyming text bring the story of Jesus’ birth alive for young children in A Star for Jesus. This board book, die-cut to enhance the shape of the star on the front cover, is a perfect gift to help little ones understand that "God made the stars and put them up high to shine down on earth from up in the sky." But long ago God made a special star. He put it in the sky to send a message: "Jesus our Savior has come …"

This is a die cut board book for young kids explaining what the story of the birth of Jesus, centred around the star that proclaimed his birth. This sturdy, high quality book will stand the test of time ... and small, grubby fingers! The sweet illustrations and soft colours will appeal as well. There's not a lot of text, but it explains the story well. We love this book and will add it to our special Christmas collection.

I received this book from Zonderkidz for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own. Thank you Zonderkidz.

About the Author

Crystal Bowman 
Crystal Bowman loves writing books for kids. Her books come in all shapes and sizes and many of them have become best sellers. Whether her stories are written in playful rhythm and rhyme, or short sentences for beginning readers, she tries to make them so enjoyable that kids will want to read them over and over again. "But the most important part," she says, "is to teach children that God loves them and cares about them very much."

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Magnificent Tales: Treasury of Bible Stories by Kelly Pulley

book review of Magnificent Tales: Treasury of Bible Stories by Kelly Pulley (David C Cook) by paperatapepins

Children ages 4-8 will be delighted by these rhyming Bible stories pairing spiritual truths with playful illustrations.

Featuring lyrical stories full of lighthearted moments, this colorful collection of Magnificent Tales is perfect for reading out loud. As families read these stories night after night, they will make memories together while learning about the Bible.

This treasury of Bible Stories is a gorgeous, collection of rhyming stories sure to delight young children. It's fun, colourful illustrations and rhyming text are well done. There are20 stories included, which is more than I expected. I absolutely love it and so do my kids, ages 2 - 10. This will be an often used storybook. This is the best collection of Bible stories I've seen yet!

I received this book from David C Cook and Litfuse in exchange for an honest review. My opinion is my own.

About the Author

Kelly Pulley works from his middle Tennessee home writing and illustrating children's picture books, most recently "Ten Unusual Features of Lulu McDunn" and "The Cycling Wangdoos." He is best known for illustrating dozens of books in the Beginner's Bible series, including "The Beginner's Bible" (over 1.25 million copies sold).

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