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Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (44 of 51)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 8,725 - Total Helpful Votes: 44 of 51
Feeding The Ducks (and other Twist In The Tale sho&hellip by Della Galton
Each of the stories in this book features likable people in believable situations which generally turn out to be not quite as they first appear. They are classed as ‘twist in the tail’, but whereas that genre can be quite spooky or unpleasant, these are all delightfully gentle stories where most of the endings made me smile.

My only gripe with this book is that it’s so short. There are just five short stories in all, including the title one. I hadn't noticed that when I started reading, although there’s a useful index at the beginning. Thus it was rather a disappointment when I was only a little over 52% through on my Kindle to realise that I had come to the end: the rest of the… Read more
Where the Heart Is by Sue Moorcroft
Where the Heart Is by Sue Moorcroft
The story opens in 1968. It’s about Sylvana, a Maltese girl who has fallen in love with Rob, an English military man. Her family are typically Mediterranean and family-orientated, so they expect her to marry a nice Maltese boy and settle down in their neighbourhood. So although they like Rob, they’re not very happy when he and Sylvana decide that they want to be married.

The book then follows their relationship as Sylvana has to deal with the demands (sometimes quite unreasonable) of the army, and also to cope with the bitterly cold weather she finds when she moves to England for a while. Her bewilderment and culture shock are very believable, as is the contrast between Rob’s… Read more
Conflict: Understanding, Managing and Growing Thro&hellip by Joyce Huggett
4.0 out of 5 stars Dealing with conflict, 18 Jun 2014
This is a helpful volume for anyone wanting to understand what conflict is, from a Christian perspective, with some helpful suggestions for resolution and moving forward. It begins with an overview of situations in the Bible where there was confict, emphasising that it's not always wrong: that conflict WILL happen when people have opposing viewpoints or experiences, or perhaps when they're tired or hungry. What matters is what we do with it.

I slightly skimmed this first part of the book as none of it was new to me, but found the majority both interesting and readable, even though I'm not currently in any real situations of conflict. Joyce Huggett was living in Cyprus when she… Read more

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