Saturday, February 27, 2021

Spell "HEART" With Books


Thanks to these Litsy folks for today’s prompt:








All have been read, reviewed, and enjoyed.


Any YOU have read?


Friday, February 26, 2021

Night In The Title


You won't want to miss these books.

Three thrillers and one historical fiction.

Which have you read?

All are reviewed on this blog.

Book Blogger Hop - 2/26 - 3/4

Question of the Week:

Do you use Goodreads to keep track of your books? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

My Answer:
I certainly do, and I love the tracking.
What I like most is how it tells you how long it took you to read the book and the finish date.
If I need to go back to the book, everything is there.

Friendly Fill-Ins - 2/26/2021


1. You don't have to convince me to ________.

2. ________is causing me stress.

3. Speaking from experience, _________.

4. Over time, my opinion of _________ has changed.

1.  You don't have to convince me to read a book each day.  :)
2.  Getting a COVID vaccine appointment is causing me stress.
3. Speaking from experience,  I know how long it takes me to read a book.

4.  Over time, my opinion of what books are good has changed.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Flowers of Darkness by Tatiana De Rosnay

Clarissa left her husband and moved into a secret housing complex where you had to be interviewed before you could live there.

You had to be an artist or writer or any type of creative person.

Are they really looking for talented folks or looking for someone who won’t suspect the reason for the security and scrutiny of your life as you live there?

Clarissa definitely felt as though someone was watching her besides her virtual personal assistant.  Her cat seemed to feel the same way.

Something was going on in this extremely secured building with cameras in every room.  It is a futuristic building where your every move was watched.

I don’t know why Clarissa didn’t move out of the building.

The writing is excellent as always, but FLOWERS OF DARKNESS was a slow read for me even though it wasn’t very long and had a bit of a mystery.

The futuristic things which were the major gist of the book are not something I read so this book wasn't as enjoyable as I would have liked. 3/5

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Family Ship by Sonja Yoerg

A family with nine children, a ship in the backyard, and a house run like a drill sergeant was in charge.

We meet the Vergennes family and learn that the ship is a diversion to keep the children busy as well as teach them how to be self-sufficient and learn life skills.


THE FAMILY SHIP has a storyline that takes us into a pecking order of sorts with the oldest child being respected as the leader.


Both parents love their children deeply, but they do rely on the children to help take care of each family member.


There is a slow start that will make you wonder where this book is going.


As you keep reading, you will find out where the book was going, and what a marvelous story line.


You will fall in love with most of the characters. You will also feel the pain of tragedies as well as happy moments which were few since their father was so strict.


Their strict father was a bit much because the children always behaved and were doing their best to help each other.


I really enjoyed the family‘s interaction and how tight knit they were.


Helping out is what happens in a large family as well as having to make sacrifices for some or all family members.


Anyone who has come from a large family will definitely enjoy this book and might see some of their own family with the array of different personalities and a mother who has to make each one feel special in their own way.


THE FAMILY SHIP is a beautiful read with lovely characters, heartbreaks, and a writing style and story line that pull you in.


You won’t want to miss this book. 4/5


This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.