Saturday, August 3, 2013

Book Giveaway!

"Cleaning Off Your Bookshelf" Book Giveaway!

In honor of the August Book of the Month: Lost Daughters by Mary Monroe, the first 4 readers who answer the following two questions will receive a "Cleaning Off Your Bookshelf" gift bag.


1. What is the name of the book Mary Monroe published in 1985?

2. Who was the publisher?

Please answers in the comment section below along with your email address. Winners will be announced Sept 3, 2013.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

No Condemnation by Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress

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No Condemnation

Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress

Publication Date: March 12, 2013

4=Great Page Turner

In No Condemnation by Dr. Vivi Monroe Congress readers are introduced to Trene Sloan, a salon business owner who happens to be in love with the wrong guy. Trene believes everything is going well in her life until she finds out her man, Chaz has been cheating and with one of the salon’s client. Chaz Thomas is an irresponsible womanizer who knows that Trene loves him and will forgive his flaws. Trene gets a wakeup call when a new man enters her life and shows her what real love is about.
Trene’s friend and partner Nikki has been supportive and only wants what is best for her friend. Nikki, on the other hand is dealing with her own issues but her faith will not let her give up on a chance at motherhood. When a tragedy occurs it will change the course of many lives and just maybe Nikki and her husband’s prayers will be answered.
Viola, Trene’s mother is trying to move past her husband of forty years leaving. Viola is struggling to make ends meet but will not let it get her spirit down. While exercising, Viola runs into her neighbor, Floyd and the start of a friendship begins. Will both Floyd and Viola have a second chance at love?
No Condemnation is about friendship and faith. The author does a wonderful job developing characters readers will fall in love with. This was an inspirational book that recognizes faith, love, self-worth and the meaning of friendship. This is the first title I have read by this author but will definitely read more of her work. I recommend No Condemnation to others.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Book Review: Inspired To Move Forward by Aleysha R. Proctor

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Inspired To Move Forward

Alyesha R. Proctor

Publication Date: February 7, 2013

3=Okay Page Turner

Inspired To Move Forward by Aleysha R. Proctor is about moving past the many obstacles we encounter in life. It is about pursuing your purpose of fulfillment and being able to consistently encourage yourself to do and be better. This 14-chaptered book provides information on building a relationship with God and having faith that he can help you through anything. Where there is a will there is a way but you have to believe that it can be done.
Inspired To Move Forward contains stories that can be found in the Bible. The book refers to the many scriptures that relate to the chapter headings that readers can be used for studying.
This book provides needed information for those struggling in their relationship with God and or life. I applaud the author for sharing scripture as a helping tool in understanding the subject matter. However, I believe the scriptures took over the book and did not leave room for actually experiences. I would have preferred to read more of the author’s experiences and stories as it related to the different chapters. This will not stop me from reading this authors work and I do recommend others to read the book to form their own opinion.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Book Review: Deep Fried Trouble by Tyora Moody

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Deep Fried Trouble

Tyora Moody

Publication Date: June 4, 2013

4 Stars=Great Page Turner

In Deep Fried Trouble by Tyora Moody readers are introduced to Eugeenia Patterson, a retired teacher who runs her neighborhood watch association. Eugeenia finds herself in a pickle when she discovers one of her neighbors, Mary, dead in her home. Eugeenia becomes interested in the investigation especially when she learns that her daughter, Leesa, is one of the prime suspects. All of this comes out after Leesa has left her children with Eugeenia and disappears. While searching for Leesa, Eugeenia takes it upon herself to find the killer and to clear her daughter’s name.
Amos Jones is a new neighbor whom Eugeenia has been trying to get to know until the current tragedy occurred. Amos is a retire detective who offers to help Eugeenia. They are on the case to solve Mary’s murder and in the process building a beautiful relationship. When Eugeenia decides to host a neighborhood watch meeting at her home, Amos supports the decision. While Eugeenia is rounding up guest she finds herself in a dire situation. Will Eugeenia finally uncover the mystery of her neighbor’s death? Or will harm come her way trying?
Deep Fried Trouble proves holding grudges ruins relationships that you might not get a chance to repair.  This was an entertaining murder mystery that kept my attention until the end. The twist and turns were unsuspected with a shocking ending. The plot was consistent and characters were well-developed. I cannot wait to see what Eugeena Patterson will get into next. I recommend Deep Fried Trouble to others.
This book was provided by the author for review purposes.