Showing posts from June, 2023

BOOK REVIEW - The Empty Kayak by Jodé Millman

  The Empty Kayak by Jodé Millman June 5-30, 2023 Virtual Book Tour Synopsis: For Detective Ebony Jones, crime is always personal. But this time, it strikes too close to home. A pop-up thunderstorm marched its way across the Hudson River, ambushing a young couple’s kayaking trip. The woman miraculously made it back to shore, but her fiancé remains missing. Ebony and her partner are the first responders who rush to the river to assist in rescuing the capsized boater. The victim’s identity shocks Ebony to the core. Kyle Emory, the ex-boyfriend of her estranged best friend, attorney Jessie Martin, is the man who never made it out of the water. The accident ignites a firestorm between the two friends, pitting them against each other in a race to discover whether Kyle survived or whether he met his untimely demise. Under pressure from the chief and the DA, Ebony needs to solve the mystery, while Jessie seeks justice for the sake of the daughter she shares with Kyle. The i

BOOK REVIEW - We Are Family by Beth Moran

  We Are Family Thirty-three-year-old Ruth Henderson and her daughter Maggie have some hard choices to make. Following the tragic death of Maggie’s father, they are left with a mountain of debt and broken hearts. So, despite her vow never to return home after the fall-out from her teenage pregnancy, Ruth can’t see any option other than for the two of them to move back in with her parents. Going home means many things – finally confronting her estranged father, navigating her mother’s desperate need to make everything ok despite the wobbles in her own marriage, not to mention helping a still-grieving Maggie to settle into a new school, find new friends, and stop expressing her emotions through her ever-changing hair colour. What Ruth needs are friends, but she abandoned her childhood ones when she left all those years ago. Luckily for Ruth, they haven’t abandoned her. Slowly she lets herself be embraced by a group of women who have always had her back – even when she didn’t know i

BOOK REVIEW - Best Buddies: What's in a Name? by Mother Melania Salem

    Book Details: Book Title :  Best Buddies: What's in a Name?  by Mother Melania Salem Category :  Children's Fictions (ages 3-7), 32 pages Genre :  Children's Picture Book Publisher :  Holy Assumption Monastery Release date:    December, 2022 Content Rating :  G -  This is a children's picture book. It does deal with homelessness, but in a way that is appropriate for young children. There is nothing graphic and no bad language.   I received an advance review audiobook for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Mother Melania Salem and  iRead Book Tours . I'm excited to be a part of this tour. I was drawn to this book because I live in an urban area plagued by homelessness. My house is located on one of the main arteries through town complete with several bus stops. The homeless are a part of my ecosystem, Mabel is curious and engages with those who will engage with her. This is my first book by Mother Melania and won’t be my last. I enjoy everyth