Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Review: LEAVE ME ALONE by Vera Brosgol

5 Stars of Delight!

This short Children's book was so delightful.  40 pages of heartwarming,  hilarious,  "yes! That's exactly me!" [No I don't have as many grandkids as this beleaguered Grandmother does, but I can relate. Believe me! 

Grandma only wants to knit in peace. But in a tiny home, with lots and lots of small grandchildren, peace is irretrievable. So Grandma packs up her knitting and her Samovar and steals away [loudly], embarking on a series of exciting (and potentially frightening) adventures,  till she gets life just the way she wants it...for now..

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Review: A ROOST AND AN ARREST by Hilary Avis

5 Cozy Clucks

Life Is Good. Flourishing chicken farm, promising relationship, staunch friendship, being part of a close-knit community.  What could possibly go wrong?

Ohho! What indeed! Try murder, and the suspect is a Friend? Oh no.

The best aspects of this Series for me are the older, life-experienced, protagonist; her first-person narrative; and of course that cozy small-town "maybe you really can go home again--sort of" perspective. 


5 Stars

Impressively illustrated and collected, this artistic storybook appropriate for children and families spans the Lenten Season,  beginning with Jesus in childhood teaching in the Temple and completing at the Resurrection on Easter. Although the stories may be too complex for very young children,  they can certainly enjoy the accompanying paintings,  and THE EASTER STORYBOOK is ideal for family sharing of one entry per day.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Review: SHAKE DOWN by Kendel Lynn

4 Stars 
SHAKE DOWN is a comfortable cozy mystery, Book 5 in the Elliott Lisbon Series about the upscale South  Carolina island P.I. in training who moves readily among the upper-class set on Sea Pines Island. Ideal for fans of Julie Mulhern's Kansas-set Country Club Murders series,  Elli polishes her investigative skills while polishing connection with her reunited love interest,  away for two decades in the FBI.