Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Frannie who has to make many new adjustments due to her father’s job relocation becomes empowered to help another.  She finds herself juggling new problems, but somehow rises above her woes.  She is not only lonely because she now has to make new friends, and attend a new school, but she also has a twin brother who torments her very soul.

Frannie finds herself enthralled in an eerie situation.  She becomes involved in detective work, and is put in a position that calls for a life or death decision.  Frannie must find a killer, capture him and do it without anyone else knowing she is involved.

This is a story of a young girl who misses her mother and can’t figure out what has happened to her.  Her family depends heavily on her support and she is dragged into danger by an unexpected ghostly being.

The book is a page turner and holds your interest to the end of the last paragraph.  It’s filled with dilemma, drama, sibling rivalry, mystery, and many things that can concern a young girl and boy.  If you like ghosts, mystery, and waiting for the next page to suck you in further, you’re going to like his book. 

Some of the expressions used by the kids were foreign to me, but all in all it did not detract from the excitement of the story.  I very much enjoyed this book and recommend it to teens and adults alike.

Margot Finke is known for her rhyming books for children. The Revenge of Thelma Hill is a new and exciting addition to her creative collection of writing. 

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Margot Finke.

Margot Finke is an Aussie author whose 13 books range from midgrade adventure fiction to rhyming picture books. For many years she has lived in Oregon with her husband and family. Gardening, travel, and reading fill in the cracks between her writing. 

Their three children are now grown and doing very well.  Four delightful grandchildren round out Margot’s family.

Her Manuscript Critique Service helps children’s writers polish and tighten their stories before publication.  Helping other writers succeed, and HOOKING kids on reading, are Margot’s special goals.

She didn't begin serious writing until the day their youngest left for college. This late start drives her writing, and pushes her to work at it every day. Margot says, "I really envy those who began young, and managed to slip into writing mode between kid fights, diaper changes, household disasters, and outside jobs. You are my heroes! "

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After a partially-covered body displaying unusual physical characteristics was found in the backwoods of Virginia, FBI agent Jack Stanwick is once again summoned. This was the third victim to be discovered in this condition, and with most of the brotherhood on another high-profile case, he needed some outside help. Jack knew just where to go. He hires three former police officers who work for the Davenport Detective Agency. During the initial investigation, the detectives focus their attention on the militia group, M.A.G.O.C. (Men Against Government Overtaking Control), only to find that several members and a high-ranking official in the White House are involved in a governmental conspiracy. Digging further, the detectives come upon Prescott Chemicals, where an elixir that was discovered in the Amazon Rain forest by the Mayapo natives years before, is now being transformed into a formula with irreversible consequences. While investigating a lead, the detectives accidentally come into contact with the elixir and experience a change to their bodies and minds causing some amusing, yet permanent issues. With the assistance of a beautiful journalist and a bitter French physicist, the detectives come upon the location of the perpetrators and uncover a plot which culminates into the betrayal and a secret that affects one of detectives, changing his life.  

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A heartwarming story of a boy who over comes his fears by applying his efforts and following the path of Jesus. Ben has to prove to his family he is responsible enough to take on summer camp and look in the face of everything that scares him.  In the process he proves to be a hero with his handicapped friend Mary who has lost her service dog and also his new found homeless friend Jeremy.

This is a book that will hold the interest of children, but also the reader will be able to identify with Ben’s fears and sibling rivalry. Janet Ann Collins has written a story that teaches compassion, alerts a child to the hardships of others in life. 

The story awakens children to the troubles some people have in their lives, and shows them how God interacts through all of us in ways we never expect.

The characters Ben and Tom develop personal growth both in daily life and in spiritual being.  Great story and inspiring book for kids.   Lots of stars for this one.

This book has been reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children's literature

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Buzzing about, kitty cat prowls, and storing the nuts for the winter, is what this book is touting. If you like rhymes and cats that purr and climb, bumbles that buzz and pollinate, this would be a great selection for you or any child’s library.

Children will love the magnificent vivid, pop off the page illustrations by Elizabeth Koenig. Each picture is more inviting than the last.  Children will delight in these full color pages that are sure to entertain.

Margot Finke has written yet another book of rhythmic verse for children. She is well known for her rhyming books and her ability to delight and amuse children with her entertaining and educational stories and facts of not only the down under, but also other parts of the world.

Squirrels can’t Help Being Nuts offers vocabulary words at the end of each page.  Great book, fun for kids, excellent read!

This book has been reviewed by Susan Hornbach, author of children’s literature.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Guardian Angel Kids Magazine

October Issue is filled with features, stories, and animals from Down Under. Not only is  this issue educational, but is sure to delight kids with it's photography and beautiful illustrations. For other issues: Click Here

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October, National Domestic Abuse Month, Promote Awareness

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Erin Ireland

The assaulting truth about abuse! Local author Erin Ireland lays it out for you… In a book titled: A Voice in the Night: Silent Abuse, The Early Warning Signs That Could Save Your Life.  

West Chester Pennsylvania –Oct 1, 2014 - From a woman who endured what most don't dream in a nightmare. This is the loneliness of abuse. Let there be awareness that spouses do poison their mates, and authorities do not put enough stock in the fact that it does happen every day to people who are being silently abused. Many die without anyone knowing what killed them. Poisonings and gassings are silent abuse that need to be expressed, and exposed. So many never realize how much abuse they do submit to, thinking they are merely sucking it up for the betterment of the relationship. An abusive life can be replaced, and fulfilled with happiness. Abuse is a conditioning that can be unlearned. If one can find the strength to believe in them self, they can find their way out!

This is a book to serve many. A book that will enlighten you on how the treatment you accept from others is a huge factor to whether or not you will be happy in your life. There are those mates who view their partner as a possession. Possessions are discarded when no longer needed. A Voice in the Night will provide hope for young people to find a safe ground to stand on; to give them the warning signs early on when beginning to date. It is a book for all ages to take notice of the treatment they allow from others. Erin Ireland has hopes for you to find your peace and to know your rights as a human being. The message truly is "A Voice in the Night" for all who wish to be happier in their relationships or simply happier without their abusive relationship.
Are you not sure whether your mate is actually abusive? Erin Ireland has laid it out for you. When you finish reading these pages you will know the ingredients for a solid relationship and the specifics of when your mate has crossed the abusive line. "A Voice in the Night, Silent Abuse, The Early Warning Signs That Could Save Your Life" Now available at

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This is a Self Help Book to bring awareness to those who may not recognize abuse; for those who do, and need help; and for those who are afraid to admit they have a right to something better for themselves. Erin Ireland is a woman who has spent many years observing the abuse of others as well as herself. Her experiences have been many in the direction of others who suffer in silence with isolation, controlled obsessions, verbal abuse, Superior attitudes, deceit, jealousy, physical, and sexual assaults, and many more indignities suffered everyday by beautiful people.

Erin Ireland is a nom de plume, in order to protect the innocent. She will always speak her mind and the truth for the betterment of all those who seek answers and comfort. She has written a book Titled, "A Voice in the Night, Silent Abuse, The Early Warning Signs That Could Save Your Life". This is a book to help others bypass the long suffering that can be eliminated when learning to view the traits of an abuser early on. Erin Ireland wishes to touch the lives of all who wish to live and enjoy an abuse free life.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Bedtime Kisses

A beautiful little interpretation of a child who savors the bed time ritual.   When waiting for Mommy, kisses are given to all who wait in the play area.  In the end furry friends and child are tucked in bed after learning to count to ten.

The adorable illustrations by Ginger Nielson pop from the page, are soft, bright, enticing and are sure to be a child pleaser.  Bedtime Kisses written by Karin Larson is a resource book for toddlers learning to count to ten and also for Young children beginning to read.

I think this would be a perfect end of the day story with a soft and soothing feel that helps a child experience the bedtime tuck-in with security and contentment. 

Loved this book for its overall pleasing feel and affect

Stars and treats for this one!


Karin Larson is a children’s author, freelance writer and speech/language pathologist living in Mitchell, SD, with her husband and three children. Larson is the author of Bedtime Kisses, published by 4RV Publishing, and The Little Bug (under contract – Guardian Angel Publishing). She enjoys reading and traveling with family. Larson is a member of SCBWI and a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. Visit Karin at

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 Bedtime Kisses
Ginger Nielson began her artist career early in life when she created a misty morning fog in the upstairs hallway of her parents Victorian home .She used her older sister's dusting powder and powder mitt as the catalyst. It was in the days when people still believed in spanking, but she talked her way out that one. Coming to the world of children's illustration a bit later in life, Ginger was an elementary school teacher and art teacher before becoming a travel agent. Both of those careers enabled her to connect deeply with many children and many different cultures. Visit Ginger at