Monday, May 23, 2011
Heart of Ice by Lis Wiehl and April Henry. This book is the third installment of the Triple THreat novel series. I am not really a fan of mysteries or suspense novels but this is one book that I could simply not put down. I even took it with me to the bus stop and seriously considered reading while driving to work (just kidding). Allison Pierce, Nicole Hedges and Cassidy Shaw are respectively are a prosecutor, and FBI agent and news reporter. They were friends in high school who now help each other in cases. The mystery and suspense in this book are just great. They are very gifted writers and I just can't wait till the next book to come out. I received this book from Booksneeze and am not required to write a favorable review in any way.
The Noticer by Andy Andrews The book is absolutely incredible. It is so profound that you can't absorb it all in one reading. I plan on reading it again just so I can soak it all in. David Ponder, a time travelor is summoned by the ArchAngel to come up with the two words that can save mankind. He starts out meeting with Winston Churchill, Abe Lincoln and Joan of Arc before a mass of others join them. What I love about this is that I can just imagine the characters as they are talking and interacting. What an author than can write like that and make this so belivable. I strongly recommend this book if you are wondering your purpose in life. I received this book from Booksneeze and am not required to write a favorable review.
The story of Reggie Dabbs is truly an inspiring book. His philosphy is what I always tell my child. He was born as the result of a $20 sexual encounter his mom had no choice in making. She was mearly providing for her children. Who can say what you would do in that situation. Fortunately for Reggie his mother had a wonderful teacher who adopted Reggie and took her into her home permantly. I love that Reggie does not dwell on the bad circumstances of his life, yet celebrates the victories and good things that have happened to him. I love stories that inspire. When all we hear today are stories about celebrities and their affairs, drug addictions and other shortcomings, Reggie's story is one we all need to hear. We all need to dedicate our lives to making this world a better place, learning from our past mistakes and moving on.