Take Control of iBooks by Sharon Zardetto

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Take Control of Ibooks by Sharon Zardetto
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very basic information so don’t let the title lead you to think otherwise. Written with a simple language making it easy to read especially for the novice or not-so technical minded. Every basic action is explained and walked through so there’s no guesswork involved. Covers from how to buy a book to highlighting passages and organizing the books on shelves. Great for someone just getting into using an iPad and wanting to read on it or who has a newer Mac and wants to learn how to read books with iBooks on that. A free copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest unbiased review.

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The Wicked (Something Red #2) by Douglas Nicholas

The Wicked (Something Red, #2)The Wicked by Douglas Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well written intriguing plot line that picks up following the story from the previous book. I’d recommend reading the first book, Something Red, before starting this one. The author takes fantasy and works in mythology with a twist of horror and does it really well. I was hooked from page one and didn’t want to put it down. The editing job was really good. The characters felt so real and believable right from the start. I especially liked Molly. I’d recommend this book to all lovers of fantasy, mythology, horror, or who just love a really good book. A free copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest unbiased review.

Beyond the Shadows is Tomorrow: Stories of Today’s Women of Faith by Rhonda Walker

Beyond the Shadows Is Tomorrow: Stories of Today's Women of FaithBeyond the Shadows Is Tomorrow: Stories of Today’s Women of Faith by Rhonda Walker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

While written for adult women this book could be an inspirational journey for any reader. Endearing stories from a variety of walks of life all have a central theme of faith through everything life throws at us. It’s an easy read and one that could be re-read many times without losing effectiveness. This makes a perfect gift, a great coffee-table book and a great bedside table book. The artwork, stories, poetry and hymns all work perfectly together. I enjoyed reading the stories. I believe this book would be enjoyed by anyone, from those with a close relationship with God, to those who have strayed away, to those who could use some guidance that isn’t preachy, and all those in-between.

I received a copy of this book from Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review.

The Loathly Lady by John Lawson

The Loathly LadyThe Loathly Lady by John Lawson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

At first I didn’t think I was going to enjoy this book but each page pulled me further into the story and my enjoyment grew until I had to admit I was going to really like it. I was pleasantly surprised with how the author developed the plot and handled the encounters. I didn’t expect it to be as entertaining and well written as it turns out to be. At first I didn’t like Brandywine or the feel of things. They felt a bit choppy but soon smoothed out and became quite the enjoyable read. This is definitely a book for the more mature reader and not for the easily squeamish. I loved the well embedded clues and the way the plot threads worked within the main story. Attention to detail along with well fleshed out characters make this a very well written book and worth the read.

I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Seeking a Scribe

Seeking a ScribeSeeking a Scribe by Marsha A. Moore
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A mixed bag here with an enchanting tale and unique plot but it felt like the author was trying too hard. The characters were difficult to relate to or bond with as we are told nearly every moment of each day and are frequently reminded of the tragic points in Lyra’s past (I lost count how many times the divorce was mentioned) only to suddenly have her swooning over Cullen. It felt like every detail had to be described which took away from the story. However, I loved the world building and the variety of creatures.

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The Princess Plan: Shrink Your Waist

The Princess Plan: Shrink Your Waist. Expand Your Beauty.The Princess Plan: Shrink Your Waist. Expand Your Beauty. by Jennifer Hanes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Touching companionate and honest throughout the entire book as your best friend holds your hand and helps you see the beauty inside while explaining how to get your body closer to that weight goal. There’s none of that cold dish of what you must force yourself to do every day, instead you are guided through a transformation into a better you. It’s not for everyone, but those who do have an inner princess will get a lot out if this book.

A free copy was provided through goodreads first reads and the generosity of the author in exchange for an honest review. Beautifully packaged giving me the feeling of opening a wonderful gift.

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