Monday, 14 September 2015

My review of a charming book.

 
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Delightful., September 14, 2015
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This review is from: The Adventures of Geraldine Woolkins (Kindle Edition)
What a totally charming story, I loved it. Perfect for young and old alike...gentle yet exciting. It is so descriptive! So much so, I wanted to be in the Woolkins little house; curled up in front of their pine cone fire, enjoying mama Woolkins homemade soup.
This is a delightful story, filled with life lessons. Perfect to read to a little one at bedtime. I would love to read it to my grandson when he's older.
I can see this becoming a school favourite, a great story to read to a class of children. And a great book for any school library.
The cover is adorable, and expresses the story perfectly.
What can I say, I loved it!!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

What a Sweet Review for RAT RUN.



5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read, 17 Aug. 2015
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This review is from: Rat Run (Paperback)
This new book by Y I LEE is another number 1 for me, . I have read all this writers books and I must say I have never been disappointed. Each book has held me intrigued and I can't get to the end quick enough to see how the story unfolds. Rat Run is another such book that grips you with wonder and anticipation, It is classed as a book for young people, but as a pensioner it is a fascinating story that is appealing to all age groups and no parent would be concerned for any child enjoying this beautiful woodland story

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rat-Run-Y-I-Lee-ebook/dp/B010C0YH3S/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=13EHJTSPRH3K08TSMGJ4

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting Short Story, August 19, 2015
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This review is from: Roseblood: A Michael Quinn short story (Kindle Edition)
I generally don't read short stories, but this was recommended and I really enjoyed it.
Basically, the story revolves around two characters. A beautiful young concert pianist, and the young man assigned to protect her.
The story is well written, and fast paced; it held my attention from the start. In a way I wished it was a full novel...it was so good. Nevertheless, it worked and has given me the incentive to read more short stories.
If you like a quick read that is exciting, then I can certainly recommend Roseblood.

http://www.amazon.com/Roseblood-Michael-Quinn-short-story-ebook/dp/B00MI5O33U/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=052Q2VWCBEX34Q9E1MJ4

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Brilliant Book!

http://www.amazon.com/Marshalls-Family-Anson-Welsh-ebook/dp/B010NGONK8/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=17Q6YBMR3C6NXYBWS9ZK

My Reveiw of a Brill Book!

 http://www.amazon.com/Marshalls-Family-Anson-Welsh-ebook/dp/B010NGONK8/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=17Q6YBMR3C6NXYBWS9ZK

Format: Kindle Edition
Marshall lives in an African country somewhere...no specific place is ever mentioned. He's a pilot, a job he loves and is more than good at. His family however, particularly his wife Fiona give him nothing but grief. Nevertheless, life goes along comfortably enough, until the day a coup takes pace and a nightmare of murder and mayhem ensues.
A despot from the South of the country ousts the present government, and proceeds to torture, persecute and murder all who come from the North of the country. Eventually, Marshall gets caught up in the horror of it all, and is forced to find a way of rescuing his family and a number of others who need his help.
To say this is an exciting story, is an understatement. I was on the edge of where ever I sat to read the book. I got so involved, I found myself trembling with a mixture of concern, fear and anticipation. It is so well written, so descriptive, it felt like I was watching a film. One of those, where you shout with frustration at the hero...come on MOVE! before it's too late!
The characters are brilliantly fleshed out. I cared about those I was meant to, and disliked...hated others. The dialog is brilliant and the story flows, grabbing you pretty much from the first page.
If I have one negative thing to say about this book, it's the frequent use of expletives. I don't like it, and I never will. When an author writes as brilliantly as, Anson Welsh, it shouldn't be necessary.
Anyway, gripe over, this is a great book and one I whole heartedly recommend.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

My review of A LESSER EVIL by Lesley Pearce.

 
It took me a few weeks to read this, as I found it a bit heavy going. But each time I began to flag, it hotted up again.
Parts of the story cover a theme that is gruesome, and sadly, is still happening today; in fact on a larger scale. Abuse and cruelty to children is sickening!
There were times when I was deeply moved, which is a credit to the authors writing skill.
On a negative note, I did not like some of the language used. I believe, with good imaginative writing, character emotions can be expressed quite adequately, without resorting to a plethora of bad language.
It spoilt, what was for me on the whole, an enjoyable read...in parts, exciting, moving, and with well fleshed characters. The relationship between Fifi and Dan came across very well.
Not sure what genre this would come under, I guess it could be a romance, come thriller. There was a great twist towards the end. I didn't see that coming!
On the whole, a good summer read.

http://www.amazon.com/A-Lesser-Evil-Lesley-Pearse-ebook/dp/B002RI9Q5I/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=13PM9QK89640WEKD5PBN

Sunday, 26 July 2015

A brilliant day at the Haflinger Horse show.

 
Yesterday we had a wonderful time at the Haflinger Horse show. The weather was perfect, in fact I caught the sun and have a red nose.
I was so excited when we arrived at the show ground, it was a sea of gold...gorgeous Haflingers everywhere! I got my camera and started snapping away.
I must say they are a very attractive breed of horse, and surprisingly versatile. They are know as carriage horses, but they are an extremely comfortable ride and also jump well.
 
My friends young mare, pictured below did extremely well, winning reserve best in show.
Best in show was the gorgeous stallion ridden side saddle.
 
 
 
 


 Me with my friends horse. She did so well, especially as it was her first show.
Reserve best in show.

Best in show, which was no surprise. This picture doesn't do him justice, he was gorgeous! Ridden beautifully, they were a good team and swept the board with prizes.
But my friends young mare did so well to come second to him.