Book Review: a must read!

I am not a fan of romance novels but this is without a doubt a fantastic read!

The Search: A Dust Bowl Love Story

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The Search: A Dust Bowl Love Story by Tiffani Burnett-Velez

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Search: A Dust Bowl Love Story by Tiffani Burnett-Velez was a beautifully written and crafted love story so well put together you felt as though you were there with the characters.
Melinda is a school teacher whose main goal is to keep the children alive during the dust storm. What she didn’t expect was to also bring in a stranger, putting her and her students at further risk. As the dust storm comes to an end it is up to Melinda and Jacob, the stranger, to deliver the students to homes and families, if there are any left. After that they are heading with the rest of the migrants to California to find a better life with work and food and hope.
Melinda and Jacob must find their way through migrant camps and other obstacles which stand in their way as they travel to California on the one and only Route 66. The states they travel through don’t want anyone from Oklahoma or anyone who is a Jew, so Melinda, an “Okie”, and Jacob, a Jew, must find ways to sidestep some of the locals.
I give this story 5 out of 5 stars because it was both moving and it is written in such a fashion that there are no words that a reader would feel were insignificant. The plot moves quickly and realistically, pulling you into the troubles and the love between Melinda and the stranger who came to her school that day, to see how much true love can hurt, and how it can heal.

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Book Review: “I Will Never Leave You”

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I Will Never Leave You by S.M. Thayer takes you on an inside look at what a couple will do to have a baby of their own. You won’t want to put it down! 

Trish and James have what every couple wants, love, careers, and an endless amount of money thanks to Trish’s father and his banking success. The one thing they’ve never been able to get is a baby despite all the different attempts and methods. When Trish finds out that James has a mistress, she feels like her life is shattered. She is broken into even more pieces when James tells her that Laurel is pregnant with his baby! Who is Laurel and where did James meet her? Does this mean that Trish is the sole reason she and James don’t have a baby of their own?  

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I was hooked from the beginning and with all the twists and turns of the plot, I couldn’t stop reading until the very last page. Everything you think will happen does; or at least seems to happen. Thayer has done a fantastic job at keeping the plot moving and the reader guessing.  

Book Review: Anger is an Acid

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Anger is an Acid is the third book in Michael Clark’s series of ghost stories. This final tale is one you won’t be able to put down until the last page! Tim wants his girls back and can’t bear to lose anyone else in the process. It takes all he has, to not succumb to death as his heart is breaking at the thought of losing his two beautiful daughters.  

Tim and Holly are tired of Mildred and her murderous antics. With the news of Mildred Wells now gone public, staying out of the public eye is nearly impossible. Clark introduces some new characters to thicken the plot of the dangerous situation Tim and Holly are in, making a ghost story that is so believable and haunting at the same time. Just when you aren’t sure how the author is going to pull off another step in the plot he does so seamlessly, and you continue to be engaged. Without spoilers I’d say the ending is a good one and you will definitely be happy reading to the very last page.  

I give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars for a book that is written in such a way that it is so realistic that even if you don’t believe in ghosts, you will still fear for Tim and Holly and wonder what Mildred Wells is going to do next! If you start with book #1 there is really no downfall to the series, however as a stand-alone book there may be loose ends that are confusing to a reader started with book #3.  

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