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Something of Value
By
Jeannie Ruth

Something of Value by Jeannie Ruth is indeed something to treasure, the love, the adventure and the intrigue in this book makes it such a treasure and worth reading. When Lord Barrington dies, he leaves his estate under his wife and daughter Alicia who is just making her debut to the adult society at the time of her father’s death. All is well until Alicia’s mother falls in love with a mysterious man Reginald whose intentions are to take over the Barrington estate which is unknown to the ladies. Things turn around after her mother’s honey moon as Alicia is sent to her Uncle’s in the colonies far away from England on her mother’s orders. On her way there, the ship is attacked by pirates whose captain falls for Alicia bringing a turn in the already precarious situation. Not long after her arrival to her destination, she discovers that her step father Reginald is not ready to rest until his son Reginald Jr. is married to Alicia so that he takes over the Barrington Estate. I enjoyed every part of the book though it left me wanting more as every turn of the page left me wondering what would happen next and wanting more and in the end I was left puzzled as the story came to an end without my notice. Thank you Jeannie Ruth looking forward to reading more from you.

Reviewed March 21, 2016
By Ssebadduka Isaac

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To See the Sights
By
Bridgitte Lesley

Love, romance, family and lots of happiness all in one.  To See the Sights begins as those normal books but a few pages into it you will find yourself into a world of sightseeing and family happiness with intrigue to know what will happen on the next page.  A young and single practicing doctor has worked for a very long time, she therefore decides to have some time off and go sightseeing and have a little fun but she won’t go alone.  On the other hand a handsome widower who has two pretty little girls whose life has been boring since forever, is in need of happiness and is looking for a maid to help him keep his little angels during the holidays.  These two cross paths and it ends up being the best holiday ever with lots of love and happiness making every page in the book more enjoyable than the last one and things get far much complicated when love comes in the picture.  Enjoy this romance as it will end up giving you an urge to go for a holiday and filling you with of love and joy.

Reviewed March 17, 2016
By Ssebadduka Isaac

Safe Haven

Safe Haven
By
Diane Lindmark

Love, romance, cowboys and their guns all well crafted together into one super amazing Cinderella-like love story by Diane Lindmark.  I read this book in one day and a half as I couldn’t even take a second away from it and everyone around me was asking what is wrong with me.  Safe Haven revolves around a strikingly beautiful young woman who goes far West in a bid to run away from a grandson who wants to marry her and acquire riches left by his grandfather in Dani’s name as long as she gets married. She runs off to the West in a bid to create a new life with a new identity.  Here she meets a lot of beautiful new people and is able to settle in comfortably but things take a turn as her past comes back to haunt her.  It is an amazing book and that will hold the reader captive page after page until the last page.

Reviewed March 13, 2016
By Ssebadduka Isaac

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Sara’s Quest

By

 Robert Coots

356 pages with 94’500 words

Sara’s Quest
In the Vein of Hunger Games, but Better
By M.N. Prather – March 19, 2013
Sara’s Quest
Robert Coots

Sara’s Quest, by Robert Coots, is a fine piece of young adult science/future fiction that will find fans of all ages. Although the main character, Sara Smith, is slightly younger than the heroine of the Hunger Games trilogy, fans of that work will do well to pick up Coots work, as they begin to look for a new, but similar read. Sara is a tough, resourceful, but still in many ways impressionable and vulnerable. Coots has done an excellent job of capturing the essence in any era of being a girl at a very difficult age, caught between childhood and the coming of the teenage years. After about the first ten pages, Sara ceases to become a mere character. For readers, she becomes someone they know mixed with aspects of their own lives. As readers come to know, trust and care for Sara, they will find themselves moving deeper and deeper into the world that Coots has created. Indeed, the more you read, the harder it becomes to put down, which of course, is the greatest of testaments to a well-written, engaging tale with well-crafted characters.

Sara is the main character and certainly the driving force of the tale, but Coots shines in his ability to turn a time and a place into a second, equally important character. For a science/future fiction novel to work, the author must be able to craft their world and time so carefully that the reader is able to suspend their disbelief and go with the flow of the story. Coots proves to be a master in this delicate dance between creating a future place that is yet to be, yet endowing it with enough recognizable effects of our current age to gain the reader’s trust and belief. The author eases readers into his future place by focusing first on character, from there he takes small steps in revealing the future that Sara inhabits. In the end, the story’s time and place are very believable. At the end of the book, readers will find themselves wishing for the next work by Coots and hoping for an adaptation to the big screen.

Product Details
Publisher:America Star BooksRelease date:August 15, 2011Language:EnglishProduct Dimensions:9 inches x 6 inches x 0.8 inches; 1.2 poundsShipping Weight:1.17 poundsNumber of Pages:360
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A Stone Falls: Book 2 of the Stone Wall Series
By
Diane E. Lindmark

Book two picks up from where we left the war in A Solitary Stone book 1. Still under war against the ursurper, the combined forces of Bretons, Barbarians, and Amazons all together under the same encampment. This union makes fun and adventure inevitable due to the different beliefs of different groups. Although it’s in the middle of wartime, the author slows down things and the reader will be treated to alot of love and romance in this one, plus some hint of magic making the book more fun. Alot of new characters are introduced in book two making it a page turner and every chapter is full of adventure. Though a little dull at the start, the heat picks up slowly and things take an unexpected turn. The reader is left in suspense and we can’t wait for book three to be out.

Reviewed June 24, 2016
By Ssebadduka Isaac
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