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Sun Sep 01 00:00:00 MDT 2013nmr439 Rating:5.0
I am Blessed to have received an advance copy of Raw Edges by Sandra Bricker. I love to quilt so its only natural that Sandra Brickers new Quilts of Love book would grab my attention. I couldnt wait to see how she would intertwine quilts with humor and love around such a serious topic as Ovarian Cancer. With her unique writing style she spins a story that pulls her reader in in the opening pages and keeps your attention until the final one. You will fall in love with Grayson, Annabelle and all the other characters intertwined in this believable story. We all have raw edges when we face loss and love and God loves us through it all, right where were at. Read Raw Edges by Sandra Bricker, You wont be disappointed.
Sat Oct 31 00:00:00 MDT 2015lisa t. Rating:5.0
mary higgins clark is a great author...........book keep you on the edge
Fri Apr 29 00:00:00 MDT 2011disneybelle101 Rating:5.0
The Priests Graveyard is the newest story from New York Times bestselling author, Ted Dekker. It is heartwarming and heartbreaking. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry. It will keep you up at night, turning pages, eager to find out what happens next. There are surprises and twists and this story is definitely not predictable. The core of this story comes down to love, and what love is. A central theme is also that of judgment judge not, lest you too be judged. Renee Gilmore, a heroin addict strung out on the streets, finds her world being turned around when she is rescued by Lamont Myers. Lamont keeps her in a glass house as his wife, and she is happy until her world is shattered one day. Intent on justice, Renee begins a dangerous hunt. Danny Hansen is a Catholic priest who witnessed a great deal of trauma when he was a young man living in Bosnia. He moved to America, hoping to begin a new life. What he found was that the world was in need of a judge one man who could find the people in power who used the law for their own gain and take their fate into his hands. Danny has become that judge. When Renee and Dannys paths cross, they embark on a dangerous endeavor that threatens both their lives. Neither of them will escape unscathed. The mood of this story is different than Dekkers other novels. This book was advertised as being about a vigilante priest, so one would assume this book would be as dark as BoneMans Daughters, Adam, or The Bride Collector. However, I felt this story was more centered around Renee, a fragile young woman full of naivete and innocence. Because of this, the story was lighter, heartwarming, and at times humourous. Dont think that Dekker is going soft, though there was enough thriller and adrenaline to keep me up until 3:30 in the morning to finish the book. Dannys journey is more ragged and raw, giving the classic edge to the story that Dekker does so masterfully. Something else Dekker has an incredible talent for is presenting his characters emotions and feelings in a way that feels real. I could identify with Dannys struggle and Renees pain because it was believable. Dekker gives so much personality and dimension to these characters they could walk off the page! This story is a tale of rebirth, love, and judgment. It is raw and thrilling, while taking your emotions on a roller coaster ride full of ups and downs. From the first page, it is compelling and will keep you turning pages until you reach the last word on the final page. You might shed a few tears before the story is over. This is definitely one of Dekkers finest works. If youre already a Dekker fan, this is a must-have for your collection. If youre new to Dekker, this is a great book to start your collection with because once you read this one, youll want to read more.
Wed Nov 07 00:00:00 MST 2007cheri58 Rating:5.0
Oliver Justice Chandler, Ollie for short, Portland Oregon detective. A modern day Sherlock Holmes, Mike Hammer, Sam Spade all rolled into one. Even calls his house the old brownstone referring to Sherlock Holmes, wears a trench coat and a fedora hat to match the classics. Someone who goes against the flow rubs people the wrong way but always follows the evidence to solve the crime. Right now he¿s against his toughest. Professor William Palatine a philosopher nut, a reputation with his female students has been found murdered. Chandler and his partner Manny is the up team to take the call. His buddy Clarence Abernathy, a reporter from the Oregon Tribune is assigned to follow him and write about him. Everyone assumes he¿ll screw up and the press will be there. Luckily Clarence is his friend. Strange thing is the evidence at the crime scene points to the murderer as being a cop. All the detectives in his division are suspect even Chandler himself as he¿s not sure where he was at the time of the murder the last thing he remembers is being at one of his favorite hangouts the bar. The Chief wants the investigation stopped as it looks bad on the department. But Chandler must find out who did this even if it was himself. He enlists the help of his buddies Jake Woods and Clarence who are always tag teaming to try to get Chandler saved. But Chandler can¿t believe a good God would allow murders to happen, the death of his wife and two year old son and the torn relationships with his daughters, one of which is missing. But time is running out someone has been attempting to kill Chandler and even goes so far as to poison his best friend and bulldog Mike Hammer, Mulch for short who loves bacon and beer. Chandler rushing against time to solve the crime before the murderer gets him just as he¿s reconnected with one of his daughters, Kendra as they attempt to start a new relationship, who also has a connection to Palatine. Will Mulch survive? Will Chandler solve the murder and find God in the process? What if Chandler is the murderer or even one of his friends on the squad? See what happens as this thriller unfolds with all the twists and turns you¿ll be amazed at the outcome. This book is absolutely amazing! It¿s Sam Spade and C.S. Lewis all rolled into one. Forget Christian fiction this book deserves to be on the best sellers list! It¿s as suspenseful as a John Grisham novel. The author Randy Alcorn who has written twenty five novels does an awesome job with this page turner. You¿ll laugh, you¿ll cry even get mad as you read ¿ you won¿t be able to put this one down! Actually this is the third novel in the line of mysteries Deadline and Dominion being the other two which have also received rave reviews. This reviewer loved the Sherlock Holmes quotes before each chapter and you¿ll see heaven come alive as Chandler¿s friends and family that have passed on discuss Ollie with the Carpenter, Jesus. You¿ll cry as Carly, Jake¿s daughter dies and meets Jesus and really see the other place as Palatine finds himself there after his murder. A must read for any Christian but great for the unsaved as the questions unfold from Chandler as he questions God¿s existence. Even the discussion questions in the back of the book make it great for a book group or reaching the unsaved. So as the saying goes taped on Ollie¿s refrigerator ¿Examine the evidence. Then follow wherever it leads.¿ Don¿t miss this suspense thriller as it is a must, great read and one of the best of 2007 novels - Christian or not.
Thu Aug 29 00:00:00 MDT 2013anasazisunset Rating:5.0
Rarely does a book capture my attention before I've finished reading the prologue! Most often it takes at least the second chapter or more before I'm really hooked. My heart swelled with emotion for the characters and I felt like I had a personal involvement. And in a way I do...we all do, as each one of us knows or knows of someone that has fought or is fighting a battle with cancer. I was especially touched with the journal that Jenna left behind for her daughter Sadie. Each night Grayson reads to their daughter an entry from the journal, each one ending with a special Bible scripture to go along with whatever wisdom she wanted to impart. I love how each chapter of this wonderfully written book is dedicated to one of the journal entries! One of my favorite journal entries to Sadie, Jenna writes "But after some time has passed, I dont want you and Daddy doing the sad thing anymore. I want you to get out there in the world and meet new people, do new things, and make some new memories. It doesnt mean I wont be in your hearts anymore. It just means that you havent surrendered to the sadness." If you're a quilter or just love quilts, you're going to love this book even more! If you've been wanting to learn, then don't be surprised if you "catch the fever!" Every handmade quilt always has a story to tell and in this book, the quilt celebrates the lives of those who have lost, are still fighting, or have won the battle against ovarian cancer and how a real life group called Ovacome, dedicated to saving lives by educating the community about these diseases and supporting those patients, survivors and spouses affected by gynecologic cancers put together a beautiful quilt to raise awareness. And it is through the Ovacome memory quilt project, that nine-year-old Sadie and her dad Grayson meet Annabelle. Will this quilt project help heal Grayson's grief stricken heart so that he can find love again. Will precious Sadie's laughter and her fun and silly side emerge again? Can Annabelle learn to trust in love again? I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of Sandra D. Bricker's Raw Edges. While I have enjoyed every book of Sandra's that I've read, Raw Edges has become my absolute favorite! Beware, tissue box may be needed as your smile through your tears. Heartwarming, heartfelt and so inspiring!
Sun Feb 01 00:00:00 MST 2009richmondchambers Rating:5.0
Paul Genney weaves a good tale with this patchwork legal quilt of ¿fly on the wall¿ vignettes linked to his character, ¿Wally¿ Wallace of Whitebait Chambers, up north. I met Paul recently and he outlined his book, which took my attention so I read it with interest after the defining Mortimer years with Rumpole and Sir John¿s concerns over ¿New¿ Labour changes to our profession which seem to have set the current precedent in modern legal characters after Henry Cecil¿s Roger Thursby in the Fifties, (which was controversial enough in its time.)Most practising barristers will identify very quickly with the issues confronting our flawed hero, Henry Wallace. I¿m not giving the plot away, but let me just say that Genney falls nicely into the Somerset Maugham concept of the novel which should end with a death or a marriage, or so Willie said in his most esoteric work ¿The Razor¿s Edge¿ (which didn¿t). Read ¿Pleading Guilty¿ and you will see the nice twists as they develop.It is a book for today with the nice, under-done boot kicking softly at the legal establishment, born more out of a frustration with the system which we all feel from time to time. This snapshot of legal life has the statutory four letter words -a bit too many, but probably at the publishers¿ insistence if modern success in getting published is anything to go by. Some were rather unnecessary as most of these words are normally ¿quotes in court¿ and not that often heard in the robing rooms (as we are a bit busy).I came away at the end, as I sometimes do at the end of a case, feeling for the loneliness of the advocate - many of us been there with Wallace and the dead client, and some of the more fundamental incidents of life which most portraits of barristers just seem to have to include: adultery and personal life, dealing with death, and quirky clients of one description or another. But that¿s what we do.Don¿t get me wrong, I found this book hard to put down when I started it, so I became curious and had a bet with myself as to how Genney would structure and flow his 43 chapters. He has clearly borrowed some of his old briefs and witness statements (just to refresh his memory, of course) but the result works as his ingredients mix well with the office relationships and the great names he comes up with- I liked, especially, Horace Pickles, or should that be James Rumpole! Yes, I know who you mean. Readers should look at chapters 23 and 27 which I found particularly moving and I am sure many legal professionals can identify with much of Genney¿s understated views.This is a great new contribution to modern chambers fiction, and if he comes up with a sequel, let¿s have less of the bad language, more character description but keep your concept of two legal twists at the end. And please keep the jokes running, especially if they are at the expense of New Labour and certain London chambers. Well done, Paul. We can¿t give you the ¿detective writers¿ dagger¿, but I will happily give you the ¿chambers¿ writers gavel¿ from the departed Rumpole, as Henry (¿Harry¿) has now joined the legal fiction club for the twenty-first century, and let¿s hear more from him and your provincial Bar.
Mon Sep 05 00:00:00 MDT 2011mariabav Rating:5.0
Well, firstly I should admit that I have never read a book by Meg Cabot before, so this is all new and fresh for me so I should also admit that I seriously like this book. Just by reading the blurb of this book it had me engaged straight away, and if Im honest the book cover also intrigued me a lot by the design and use of colour. Yes, there may be the same boy/girl relationship involved, but Meg Cabot has created the main character totally different to the usual heroines you get to know in other books. This is just by the personality that Cabot has given the main character, Pierce, who I believe is strong, confident, brave and slightly self-centered, but all these traits show throughout the book. The other main character, John, I will not say anything about, because in the book it is a mystery, so I will leave it as that. The plot to this story is engaging in its own way by how it is about life and death and the underworld. However the way that Meg Cabot has wrote this story is unique because I havent read another book like it. This is because throughout the book we read about different events that have happened in Pierces life, but were only given a few details. Meg Cabot leaves you like this in suspense for a while before revealing what actually happened, and to do this she takes us back to the past. This book is a must read, however in my opinion the story is unfolded slowly, but in a way in which the reader stays engaged.
Tue Jan 11 00:00:00 MST 2011colbymorgan Rating:4.0
Cloverdale, Nevada is a town divided into thirds--the Americans, the Mexicans and the Chinese--each as rough and tough as the next. Its here that Bobby Lee Cabot, wrongly accused by a jury for a crime he didnt commit (the murder of August Fletcher), is to be hung on Friday by his neck until dead. However, Thursday sees the arrival of Kirby Smoke Jensen into Cloverdale after receiving a telegram informing him of Bobbys predicament. Bobby Lee and Smoke were like family once before and Smoke would never let his former brother-in-law swing from the gallows. Smoke meets up with Minnie Smith, the girl who sent the telegram, and two others (Doc Baker and Nate Nabors). After scoping out the town and getting a lay of it, Smoke comes up with a plan to free Bobby Lee. At 11:05 Thursday night, Smoke succeeds in a daring rescue and escape, and both men head off. But what happens when they decide to hunt down the notorious train robber and murderer Frank Dodd, the man who really killed August Fletcher? Shootout of the Mountain Man (thirty-eighth in the highly popular and long-running The Last Mountain Man series) is a fast-paced, solid, action packed pulp throwback to the Old West of John Waynes day. It does a great job of catching you up on the goings-on in the other books in the series without spoiling those who havent read the previous novels, but will surely please both loyal Johnstone fans and newcomers alike.
Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 MDT 2011missym1401 Rating:4.0
If you read this book my guess is that your first impression of Pierce is that shes a bit crazy. Well, shes not. You see she died, but only for a moment. During that moment between life and death, she paid the Underworld a visit. From that she gained a sexy stalker named John protecting her from anything that may harm her. But what did I think of it? I am a HUGE Meg Cabot fan and I was expecting a lot out of this book. Unfortunately, I found the first half of the book was a bit slow at first, I felt as if I was forcing myself to read it whereas most books I read draw me in right from the beginning. After the first half of the book the addiction to reading Abandon started to grow, I started to take it everywhere I went! I found the characters very different, but a good different! They werent your usual hopeless girl meets attractive boy, and thats why Pierce and John have been really interesting to read about. From how the book finished, I must say I am looking forward to the next book to coming out in 2012! Keep up the good work Meg!
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