Book Review Blog Carnival

August 14, 2011

Rebecca from Book Nerd reviews A Daughter of Two Mothers by Miriam Cohen
A Daughter of Two Mothers is definitely a Jewish book but the message of faith and the meaning of life and hardships are there all the way through the book“.

Mysteries in Paradise reviews Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
EVIL UNDER THE SUN is an enjoyable read, well constructed, fairly complex plot, but I think quite a way from Christie’s best“.

Read Aloud Dad reviews Fancy Nancy: Phenomenal Picture Books by Jane O’Connor
Even the most plainly dressed reader among us, will be searching the back of his or her wardrobe for a couple of accessories to glam up – after reading this little gem! “.

Read Aloud Dad reviews Jenny And The Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories about Jenny Linsky
Jenny Linsky – let me whisper in your ear. My twins adore you. Come, come closer dear. My girl and boy love you. You touched their young hearts“.

I’ll Never Forget the Day I Read a Book! reviews Obama’s Wars by Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward, the dean of Washington journalists, goes inside the situation room with President Obama as the plan for the Afghan surge is formed“.

the happy writer reviews The Power of Less by Leo Babauta
I’ve learned that simplifying is a continual process.“.

The Truth About Lies reviews Everything I Found on the Beach by Cynan Jones
So we have three men, an Irishman, a Welshman and a Pole. If the three of them could go into a bar they might sit down and joke about the futility of their lives. But that’s not what’s going to happen. And you know it“.

Colloquium reviews Voices From the Land by Jan Marquart
Author Jan Marquart’s fictional tale about life in the American West circa 1860 is told in successive chapters through the eyes of the various residents of the small, unnamed New Mexico town. The characters include the blacksmith and his wife, the preacher, the Indian, the man with the big hat, and the gossip. It is an intriguingly authentic view of life in the days just prior to the Emancipation Proclamation when the country was about to literally tear itself in two and the west was wild, untamed, and largely lawless. A great read for lovers of historical fiction, especially. Enter to win your own autographed copy through August 21, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time)“.

Colloquium reviews Shut Your Eyes Tight  by John Verdon
You can retire the homicide detective from the ranks of the NYPD, but you can’t take his innate curiosity and desire to see killers brought to justice out of him. In the case of David Gurney, retirement to an idyllic 50-acre setting in upstate New York with his wife Madeleine does not stop him from agreeing to serve as a consultant in the investigation of the gruesome murder of a young bride on her wedding day. Just minutes after saying “I do,” she was found decapitated in a cottage on the grounds of her new psychiatrist husband’s property that was being occupied by a gardener named Hector Flores. Now Flores and the wife of a neighbor are both missing. Police have a murder weapon, a suspect, and a lot of theories that don’t seem to be proving true. As Gurney moves closer to the truth, his happy marriage and peaceful retirement are both threatened. Like his first novel featuring Gurney, Think of a Number, Shut Your Eyes Tight is a tautly constructed, multi-layered mystery f rom John Verdon that will keep readers from shutting their own eyes tight, instead reading well into the night with the doors locked and all of the lights on until reaching the very last page. Enter to win a copy of your own through August 17, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific time). “.

Colloquium reviews Things We Didn’t Say by Krisitna Riggle
…a quintessential American blended family that will both break readers’ hearts and cause them to cheer“.

Delightful Children’s Books presents 11 Children?s Books About Stars and Space
“Enjoy a little late-summer stargazing with your children. Here are eleven books to inspire children to search the night sky for the big dipper or pretend to travel to the moon.

HASING AMANDA named FINALIST, Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Award!

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  • Kerrie August 14, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks for hosting

  • Book Nerd August 15, 2011 at 1:13 am

    Thanks for hosting!

  • Jon Welling August 21, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you for hosting this week. I’m new to the whole blog carnival thing and getting my feet wet. I’m super excited though. It seems like a really neat idea.

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