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#Book Review - Scattered Links by Michelle Weidenbenner plus $50 Amazon GC #giveaway"A deeply moving story of an innocent young girl called Oksana, through no fault of her own, lives in a poverty stricken part of Russia called Kazak. Living with her pregnant alcoholic mother and her aunt they are driven by hunger they steal and beg what they can, her mother and aunt turning to prostitution just to keep a roof over their heads. I say a roof but where they live is a cold concrete derelict squatter. When her mother gives birth, knowing that her aunt cannot afford another mouth to feed Oksana has to make a desperate heartbreaking decision just to survive. Following which without any warning or farewell to her mother, her aunt drags both Oksana and her baby sister to an orphanage with absolutely no intention of returning.With feelings of abandonment they enter a world of further lost hope with only one intention of being reunited with their mother. Life in the orphanage is harsh but in time her baby sister Natalie is adopted by an American couple but Oksana rushes in tears to the meeting not to be parted with yet another family member, luckily the couple see the heartbreak and make the decision to adopt both. But can Oksana overcome her feelings of betrayal to her mother and allow the love of this family to be part of her? Can she believe in what they say and trust them, after such a harsh upbringing in Russia? The way the author progresses with the story compelling, you cannot fail to be touched by reading this book. You are drawn to Oksana, feeling her desperation throughout this truly emotional read, the sadness of a child in a horrid and cruel adult world is immense. Yet joys of hope as her life takes a positive turn if she could only accept the genuine kindness from the people around her. What I didn't realise while reading the book is the whole story is based on the author's own adoption experiences, bringing the strong harsh truth of Russia's orphans to light, which inspired her to write this brilliant work of fiction.Completely and utterly recommending this high quality read by, you will not want to put the book down."Read more over at our Beck Valley Books
Curse The Moon Cold War Rising by Author Lee Jackson 'If I could give this book higher then a 5 I would--it deserves a 10 in my opinion.' reviews Miki's Hope"This is one book I am not likely to ever forget. I finally read the truth about Cuba, the Bay of Pigs and the rise of Fidel Castro. It was at a time when Gorbachev was the head of the USSR and Ronald Reagan was President. It was a frightening time in the history books and the Cuban people took the brunt of the trouble. They came to Miami in droves and are still to this day trying to liberate their home land from oppression. According to the front page of the book along with publisher information etc this is written:"Many of the episodes described in this novel were based on actual events, particularly those in the story that take place in Cuba.The views expressed in this novel are not necessarily those of the United States Military Academy, the US Army, or the United States Government.This is a work of fiction. The main character, Atcho, and his daughter, Isabel, are based on the author’s family members. All other characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental."This is the story of a brave and courageous man who wanted nothing more then to find his daughter and then keep her safe! Only the moon truly witnessed all.If I could give this book higher then a 5 I would--it deserves a 10 in my opinion. There is another book in this series which I will be grabbing as soon as it is published!!"Read more on the #book and enter the #giveaway herehttp://www.mikishope.com/2014/03/book-giveaway-5-winners-us-uk-can-...
BRAND NEW and latest in the Love in Bloom Series, Stroke of Love by Melissa Foster is NOW RELEASED !! Reviewed today byEspacular AiesaBook #2 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #11"You should watch out! Melissa Foster has a vivid talented writing skill. She creates a world within the readers mind. You are struck how her family of stories becomes yours. ‘Stroke of Love’ is another journey thru the authors family of stories and into the lives of Kate Parello and Sage Remington. Sage is not your normal egotistical artist, which comes as a shock to Kate. He is much more than she expects when he volunteers for Artist for International Aid. Working in a remote village, there is much more heat going on here than the jungle normally provides. Even though Kate tries to keep her guard up, she slowly lets this unique man closer…. will she let herself be loved? Hmmmmm"http://www.espacularaiesa.com/2014/03/18/stroke-love-melissa-foster...
Beck Valley Books #book review On The Inside by Kim Cano 'an extremely easy 5***** review'
Our Book ReviewThis was a great light hearted read that made me chuckle right from the beginning as it follows the antics of a family attending a close friends wedding.The story centres around Samuel and his wife Tabitha, Samuel's parents Maxine and Samuel Snr, not forgetting about good old Uncle Ray. I'm sure every family must have an Uncle Ray with his loud, life and soul of the party ways. The wedding they are attending is for the daughter of Maxine's closest friend Gail. Although there is already tension in the air before the wedding has even started as the previous wedding they attended for Gail's other daughter ended up with the bride running off with her lover before the 'I do' part.All in not well behind the scenes of this family trip though as feelings of sadness, lack of love and affection is multiplied by drink, leading to crazy events and creating temptation. I loved the humor throughout the story, well what I took as humor, maybe I was just enjoying the book too much! The author's writing had the story flowing really well, it was down to earth almost familiar in some areas in the way families engage and react to each other. There are some swear words in the story that I did feel were unnecessary but it didn't really affect the overall read.A quick, enjoyable read that was a great tonic, I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. I feel that there is much more to come with this family. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
The Long Goodbye by James J. Robinson, Jr. 'a real life situation that unfolded with some great writing' reviews My Side Of Life"I enjoyed The Long Goodbye! This was my first time reading a book by James Robinson, I'll have to catch up with book one but I truly enjoyed this one. Loved that everything was so down to earth, realistic and believable, which made it even more fun to read. This was a real life situation that unfolded with some great writing, I enjoyed wondering how it would end up.We follow Samuel and Tabitha the happy couple and some real life drama unfolding before them. When temptation comes along for Samuel to a woman half his age, things start to get a bit rocky. His sights are on the maid of honor who isn't in the least hiding her interest right back, the wife? She notices what's going on and tries to gain Samuel's attention back on her but that seems to have the wrong outcome she'd hoped for. It stirs up a lot of questions, on what the furture will hold.What happens when being married for so long has lost it's spark and fire? Throw it all away for a little fun or joy ride? Or try to rekindle what has been there all along? Will the family tear apart as trouble stirs, or will they be able to come together with full support? It's a crazy roller coaster of a wedding to say the least and the truth will come out in the end.You'll laugh, you may cry, but you will enjoy following the journey of Samuel and Tabitha and this crazy family wedding, leaving you hoping that Love really is timeless."Check out more info plus #giveaway herehttp://itsmysideoflife.com/2014/03/the-long-goodbye-book-tour.html#...
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