Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mary Ann's review of Ellie & Ace: The Case of the Bedtime Bandit

Ellie and Ace: The Case of the Bedtime Bandit
by Toodles and Whistlehoot
illustrated by Kathrina Iris

Genre: Chapter book to MG

Kindle edition

Blurb:
Meet Ellie and Ace! Soon to be... nearly... just about world famous detectives!

Well, almost.

Any day now, if they solve enough cases.

And good news! They are on a case now. Someone is causing trouble all over their small town of Huckleberry Springs. Each night, the troublemaker strikes – breaking into houses, spilling garbage, and stealing toys. Nobody knows who the culprit is, but everyone blames someone else. Ellie and Ace have to solve the mystery fast – before their neighbors go to war.

This is a charming children's book. It is simple enough for a third grader to read by themselves but still be interesting. It'll be fun to read more in this series. I think my 5 and 8-year-old grandkids would love it.

****

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

And the Lucky Winner is...

Thank you to Kathy for sponsoring this blog hop and THANK YOU for all of you who entered. We are overwhelmed!

And the Lucky winner is...

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Amy's Review of Duty by Rachel Rossano


 
Duty: A Novel of Rhynan by Rachel Rossano
Genre: Historical Fiction
Content: Clean
Publisher:  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release date:  February 2013
Number of Pages:  352
Book Summary/Teaser:
Duty to King Tomas Dyrease, the newly made Earl of Irvaine and the village of Wisenvale, owes his good fortune to his king and the recent civil war. When his benefactor demands Tomas marry the cousin of a noble, he obeys. However, no one warned him that she wasn’t a typical noblewoman. Duty to Others Brielle Solarius struggles to keep her village from starvation under the new Lord Wisten, her cousin. The men rode off to war and never returned. The remaining women and children face a dire winter if they do not find a solution soon. When she learns her cousin sold her into marriage  to save his life, she isn’t surprised. However, she is taken aback by Lord Irvaine’s unpolished ways. Was this man a noble or a foot soldier? Duty to Each Other Bound by the words of their vows, they face a rough future. They must forge a marriage while battling betrayal, accusations of treason, and villains from the past. Survival depends on their precarious trust in each other. Failure could mean death.
 
My Opinion:
I don't remember the last time I have read a book in this time period and setting.  It was refreshing to read something different than the current popular genres.  I enjoyed the characters and the plot, it is always fun to read something that is so different from what you are used to, it felt more like an escape.  It was interesting and intense and it had good morals of duty and honor.  I could see this being made into a movie, it would be great!  Try it out, you will like it!
 Rating: *****


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A few days left... Gratitude Giveaways November 15th-30th

Thanks to Kathy at I am not a Reader for hosting this giveaway.
And Thank You to all of my followers in Blog-a-way Land.
 
The Stubby Pencil is giving a $10 Amazon Gift Card.
All you need to do is be a follower. Of course, if you'd like your gift delivered, I'll need your email address left in the comments. No strings attached. Easy-peasy!
 
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