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Started by Leigh Smith Sep 27, 2011.
Happy tuesday lunch time.... You know i was thinking about my mum, she anoys me to no end, we are very much the opisits of each other! Where my daughter and i are very much the same! My mother:-…Continue
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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
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.
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The Brand New 'Remingtons series' Game of Love by Melissa Foster has been reviewed by Espacular Aiesa and calls it an 'electrifying book' Book #1 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #10"Well, Let me be blunt… Just looking at the cover had me hooked! I got my copy for review, but I guarantee if I saw this baby on the shelf, I would snap it up in a split-second. Kudos to the cover designer. Now as for the book. I have to say it lived up to the cover really well. Ellie Parker and Dex Remington’s first encounter was a romance of comforting love that ended abruptly. Raised in foster care, Ellie did not trust easily. Dex became her anchor. Dex is broken when she leaves without a word goodbye. Ellie left and spent the next few years a guarded and ready for flight. Dex spent his time locked in keeping his feelings close and people at a safe distance from his heart. Fast forward to present day and a chance encounter. Will they overcome their solid defenses and fall in love again? The journey to find out is a bit spicy and energetic. Go ahead… I dare you to read this electrifying book! Can’t wait til the next book in this series!"Find out more about 'the Remingtons' plus enter the brand new #giveaway here !!http://www.espacularaiesa.com/2014/03/02/game-love-melissa-foster-r...
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Meeting the man of your dreams, falling in love and getting married. It sounds like every woman’s dream. But what if you suddenly found out that your husband self-identified as and wanted to become a woman? That’s exactly what happened to Connecticut-based reporter Alexandra Bogdanovic. As the daughter of music and television icons, Sonny and Cher, Chastity Bono grew up in the public eye. So it was shocking to people everywhere when she became Chaz. Her decision to “become” a man made headlines around the world, but Bono is not alone. Transgender men and women frequently appear on television talk shows and reality programs to share their stories. In doing so, they inevitably get the attention they seek; although it may not always be the kind of attention they want. While many come forth in an effort to promote tolerance, acceptance and understanding in mainstream society, their decision to live as – or in some cases have surgery to become – the opposite gender often sparks curiosity and visceral reactions born from ignorance. Truth Be Told: Adam Becomes Audrey, a new book from author Alexandra Bogdanovic, tells the other side of the story. Part tragedy, part comedy, part love story, the book tells the story of the author’s real life experience of meeting a man, falling in love, getting married and finding out her husband wanted to become a woman. This book is the story of what happened after she learned the truth.
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