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Golden Sapphire: A love story  set in stone
Golden Sapphire: A love story set in stone
Price: 2.05

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An unforgettable romance set in the gemfields of Queensland, Australia,, 17 May 2014
Set in the gemfields of Queensland, Australia, young Samantha (Sam) King is on a mission. Somewhere, probably on recently deceased neighbor’s land, lies a potential gold mine of the valuable golden sapphires she is certain are there. Will the neighbor’s nephew Mark sell the land to her? He must. Can she trust him, especially when he seems more interested in her than in selling the land? She’s got to, as he is not only his uncle’s heir, he has the money and the contacts to make all her dreams come true.

When it comes to story telling, Sheila Mary Taylor is one of the best. Romantic, gritty and gripping, it kept me reading from the first page to the last. I was reluctant to put it down once I had finished it. It is a story that lingers in memory, a story that I will warmly remember for a long time.


The Reluctant Jesus
The Reluctant Jesus
by Duncan Whitehead
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.15

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amusing comic novel, 5 April 2014
This review is from: The Reluctant Jesus (Paperback)
Seth Miller, thirty-something bachelor and successful New York architect, receives a call at his office from his interfering mother one afternoon that changes his life forever. “Come visit us this evening!” she orders. Perplexed and curious, he goes. The results, which change his life forever, are both chaotic and hilarious. I had to remind myself that this is comedy, the kind of comedy that, because Seth finds himself playing the role of a very reluctant Jesus, some people will find offensive. Good satire has that effect. I’m reminded of Jonathan Swift’s great “Gulliver’s Travels,” which is much more than it is usually taken to be.

Is “The Reluctant Jesus” a good read? Definitely.


Dance To A Tangled Web
Dance To A Tangled Web
by Sheila Mary Taylor
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A spellbinding romantic novel about a young woman, ballet, and Giselle, 26 Dec 2013
This review is from: Dance To A Tangled Web (Paperback)
I like the way Sheila Mary Taylor builds her story around the love of young ballerina Alana Rhys's obsession with the ballet Giselle. She is so genuine that, in her performance, she becomes Giselle, becoming an instant star. Then, due to a slight pain in her leg, she is forced to rest, missing the tour she had so dreamt about. I love the way the story moves between the main characters and periods in their lives. It is totally engaging. This is the kind of story that lingers long after the reading of it is past. My hat is off to this fine writer. I hope I see more from her.


Believing Again: A Tale of Two Christmases
Believing Again: A Tale of Two Christmases
Price: 2.46

5.0 out of 5 stars A heartfelt, unforgettable story for the Christmas season, 5 Dec 2013
Simply put, "Believing Again: A Tale of Two Christmases" is the best Christmas themed novel I have read in a long, long, long time. Martin Crosbie is an enchanting story teller. This is a story that sticks in the mind and heart; I know it will stick in mine for a long time.


A Second Chance in Paradise
A Second Chance in Paradise
Price: 1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story from Tom Winton, 5 Dec 2013
Tom Winton has hit another home run with this tale about Sonny Raines' adventures on Wrecker's Key. Poignant, with an exciting ending, this was a can't-put-it-down story for me. It almost demands a sequel, too.


All That Ails You: The Adventures of a Canine Caregiver
All That Ails You: The Adventures of a Canine Caregiver
Price: 3.07

5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book about a dog and the people he cares for, 25 Nov 2013
Wrigley the dog began his life being shifted from pillar to post until the Peterson's adopted him as the care dog in the assisted living home they owned. And does he ever fit in! Like Garth Stein's great novel about Enzo ("The Art of Racing in the Rain"), Wrigley tells a marvelous story, revealing his thoughts, his feelings and the joy of being in a dog in a place where most everyone likes him, and the one person who seems not to, finally gives in. That said, Wrigley is a "keeper", and will be for anyone who reads about him. This book belongs on a best-seller list, and I hope it ends up there. Buy a copy or two or three for gifts for this Christmas season. Children will love it, and so will adults.


Outback Exodus
Outback Exodus
Price: 3.12

5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling story of disaster and survival in Australia's Outback, 18 Nov 2013
This review is from: Outback Exodus (Kindle Edition)
When Jenn awakens as an earthquake hits the Outback town of Johns Creek, it is the beginning of the end of life as she has known and loved it. Everything is utter disaster, the town shattered, and almost no one left alive. And that is only the beginning. Worse, all communication channels have disappeared. Does anyone outside know what has happened in the Outback? She has no idea. What to do? Reading, I was reminded of the Tohoku disaster in Japan in March, 2011, when that enormous tsunami hit. My wife and I watched it all on TV in our living room in Sapporo, Japan.

Dawn Millen has written a compelling story of disaster, survival, and a struggle to put life back together. There are two more books that complete this saga. I am looking forward to reading each of them.


The Palestine Nakba: Decolonising History, Narrating the Subaltern, Reclaiming Memory
The Palestine Nakba: Decolonising History, Narrating the Subaltern, Reclaiming Memory
Price: 18.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A well-documented history about an ongoing tragedy, 27 Oct 2013
The catastrophic event called "The Nakba" (Catastrophe) happened in 1948 when Jewish Zionist forces attacked Palestinian cities and villages throughout Palestine. When the war ended, 750,000 of Palestine's indigenous inhabitants had fled in terror into Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Gaza, taking with them what they could carry. Unlike the Holocaust in Europe which had a beginning and an end, the Nakba continues up to the present day for the people known as Palestinians. It is a story that Israel vehemently denies. The story that Dr. Nur Masalha documents may not be a pleasant one, but it is an important one, and I highly recommend it.

Dr. Nur Masalha is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Holy Land Research Project, St. Mary's College, University of Surrey, UK. He is Editor of "Holy Land Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal", published by Edinburgh University Press.


The Thackery Journal
The Thackery Journal
Price: 1.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling story of the American Civil War, 8 Oct 2013
John Holt has pulled off quite a feat here, moving himself from the United Kingdom to the American Civil War and writing a moving novel of that awful war. Seen through the eyes of the main character's grieving father as he reads his son's journal,
the story drew me in and held me until the final paragraph. It would make a very interesting movie.


Tee for Two in the Valley (The Cuthbert Series Book 3)
Tee for Two in the Valley (The Cuthbert Series Book 3)

5.0 out of 5 stars many good chuckles here, 3 Oct 2013
Another in Patrick Barrett's series of novels bout Cuthbert and his friends as they struggle with all the unwelcome changes to The Valley, where until recently, Time has Stood Still . . .
until a relative with a lot of money invades (in the first novel) and begins to upset the apple cart and modernise everything. This time, it's golf, which Cuthbert and his friends, for the life of them,
can't seem to master. I like the humor and the telling of the story.


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