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Review: Eye of The Eagle

Eye of the Eagle - Sharon Buchbinder

Well when you first open this book, you think oh another romance like every other one that happens in the office. The author put us in for a what would be typical but it nothing like a typical romance book. I really do like that this not all romance. There is action involved and even some power in followed.

You seem to get not only spiritual powers and some Native American culture but you get a story or plot full of government talents and bring in someone new and really cute looking. Then there a budding romance before they leave the office.

This got all kinds of powers involved. The hero and Heroine become a team. What you do if someone could eagle shifter? He looks human and act all human? What does a little ugly man doing? We seem to have it all. 

It starts out with a child missing and no other then Bert's family member. He does not want his boss to come. She intents on want to go with him. She determine to help. Things start to happen as soon as they get here at the hotel. She has secrets as well has Bret Blackfeather? What are Phoebes and her mother secrets? Seems not all now about his secret other then family possibly.

The characters are created and developed quite well. I love that we learn more each character though out the story. We do not get all them until the end of the book. We got not only the bad guys but also the good guys in full development.

 
Is Bert family in danger and why? Seem the US Senator daughter get caught up with someone from Bert past and with an enemy of the US. The Monster as Phoebe calls him see to be into human tracking and other crimes.
Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2019/01/book-review-eye-of-eagle.html

Review: Colorfull

ColorFull - Ying-Hwa Hu, Cornelius Van Wright, Dorena Williamson

This story as a meanful teaching for children. I got the meaning of the story or the moral of the story as you read. This is a great story for children of all ages. Parents should pick this one out and help teach our children what it mean to be different.

The author does a wonderful job of this though pictures and story itself. She show how god created a world that is colorfull. Would you want your child to be colorblind? God made us to see colorfull and world colorfull so we should teach our children that being different skin color like chocolate it okay and that even siblings may look the same but different. This a book teach children and others that colors are beautiful. If everything was the same color our world would be dark or not special.

Look at your world differently and teach our children and child to be kind and say there a reason god made each and everything with colors. He want as to see Colorfull.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2019/01/book-review-colorfull.html

Review: A House for a Mouse

A House for a Mouse - Rebecca Westberg

The story of the two mice is a sweet one. Though it really does not really have much of a story to it. The story is how to get a house for a mouse. I like it but it not much of a story. The author does a wonderful job with the pictures in telling the story to a point.

The pictures could be down a bit more. There is not much of adventure to this story. The development of the characters is not there much. This need some work. This is best for children under the age of 7. Children that can read will be able to read it. It good for young children a bit for the picures for children under 5.

The author would have told the story as how the owner of the home came about and then found the mice or mouse and had a bit more of an adventure to how it ends. I say this book would have gotten a better rating. It an okay book to me. Maybe to you it will be better for you. You decide if you want it for your children or not. Like I said it an okay book. Great for children.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2019/01/book-review-house-for-mouse.html

Book Review: Woman of Courage: Collector's Edition

Woman of Courage: Collector's Edition Continues the Story of Little Fawn - Wanda E. Brunstetter

I did not know that Wanda wrote historical fiction as well as Amish fiction. I do enjoy the story. I got the book woman of courage Collection edition. We get the full story of Woman of Courage along with Woman of Hope which is Little Fawn story.

We meet up with Amanda Person and we go along for her journey. That I really what this book is mostly about. We get a little bit more of Little Fawn's story in the story of Woman of Hope. Wanda does a wonderful job with her writing that she does take you back in time.

Go along with Amanda as she travels you go along as she goes though some of trails and learns about where she is going. Will she find love? Will she be able to spread God word to the Indians? To find out and to read Little Fawns story you should pick up this book.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2019/01/book-review-woman-of-courage-collectors.html

Review: A Christmas Story of Light

A Christmas Story of Light - Ora Smith

A Christmas Story of Light is really a new way to look at the story of Jesus. Though it tell you the meaning of the authors point about the Light. In a way we are all born of light. Jesus is our savor and that we would follow him if we do good and be kind.

The pictures are done wonderful. It keep me wanting to read the the story. I was more into the pictures. For me that is. Young readers could read this a bit but they need help. It picture can tell you the story by going page by page.

My 2018 Yearly Wrap up

 

Can you believe it the 2018 year is almost over? It is over at the stroke of Midnight. So let's see what I did for the whole 2018 year. Did I do better with the gender gap with more female vs Male? Did I do more of my favorite or did Mix it up this year. You can take a look at my graphs for this year. Along with my monthly wrap-ups. I will be using those wrap up for some stats for some graphs.

 

I was able to completely read 50 books this year. My goal was 30 books. That is 20 books over my goal. The Total of Pages read for the year 12,138 Pages, 10 Hours and 32 Mins.

 

Books Read in 2018: Book Title (In Order of being read)

 

  1. One Christmas In Winter
  2. Searching for Gertrude 
  3. Too Rich To Be a Bride 
  4. The Englisher 
  5. Hidden 
  6. Patrick Turns his Play into Pay 
  7. Megan's Munchkins 
  8. Last Stop in Brooklyn 
  9. What the Bishop Saw 
  10. I love a Book 
  11. The Voice Behind the Small Attic Door 
  12. Lone Wolf Lawman 
  13. Ice 
  14. The Celebration 
  15. The Study of Silence 
  16. The Bishop Knows 
  17. The Weaver's Daughter 
  18. Starting From Scratch 
  19. The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels Vol 1 
  20. Storm Front 
  21. The Dan Diaries 
  22. The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels Vol 2 
  23. Genteel Secrets 
  24. Curse of Ancients 
  25. Angel on Assignment 
  26. The Accidental Guardian 
  27. Whispers at Seaside 
  28. The Silent Songbird 
  29. The Inn at Ocean Edge 
  30. The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels Vol 4 
  31. The Misadventures of Michael McMichaels Vol 3 
  32. The Hawaiian Discovery 
  33. A Widow's Hope 
  34. The Hope Jar 
  35. Sharks: A 400 Million Year Journey 
  36. The Small Chandelier 
  37. Death Logs Out 
  38. The Christmas Gate 2 
  39. Bonjour! Let's Learn French 
  40. Ours For a Season 
  41. Grimms Fairy Tales 
  42. Good Night Baby Animals 
  43. Murder by Perfection 
  44. Storm Taken 
  45. Amish Celebrations 
  46. The Christmas Prayer 
  47. A Perfect Square 
  48. The Shape - Shifter's Wife 
  49. Marine 
  50. Amish Christmas Memories

 My shortest book for the year which is "Angel by Assignment" by Wanda Carter Roush and my longest book for this year is "Grimm's Fairy Tales" by Brother Grimm which by the way is an audiobook. My average Length by Goodreads is 228 Pages.

 

My most Popular book this year is "Grimm's Fairy Tales" by Brother Grimm with 28K people want to read. My least popular book "Sharks: A 400 Million Year Journey" by Ted Rechlin.

 

 

My List of authors for this year. There a lot of them. Let see a total of them below. Then I will tell you who was my favorite author this year. I will be able to tell you my Female vs Male Author in pie form.

Books Read in 2018: By Author

 

 

  1. Kevin D. Haggerty
  2. Mona Hodgson
  3. Bell Renshaw
  4. Beverly Lewis
  5. Lawrence H. Levy
  6. Shani Muhammad & Patrick Muhammad
  7. Vannetta Chapman
  8. Joe Rhatigan
  9. Mary Lynn Plaisance
  10. Delores Fossen
  11. Lauren Carr
  12. Malia Zaidi
  13. Wanda E. Brunstetter
  14. Sarah E. Ladd
  15. Kate Lloyd
  16. Tony Penn
  17. Susan May Warren
  18. D.D. Marx
  19. S. R. Mallery
  20. Hawk MacKinney
  21. Wanda Carter Roush
  22. Colleen Coble
  23. Mary Connealy
  24. Melanie Dickerson
  25. Addison Cole
  26. Ted Rechlin
  27. EJ Simon
  28. T.A. Cline
  29. Kim Vogel Sawyer
  30. Judy Martialay
  31. Grimm Brothers
  32. Karen B. Winnick
  33. Lauren Carr
  34. William Michael Davidson
  35. Beth Wiseman
  36. Carolyn Radmanovich
  37. Mark J.G. Fahey

My Top 5 Authors were for 2018.

  1. Vannetta Chapman (6 Books)
  2. Wanda Brunstter (4 Books)
  3. Tony Penn (4 Books)
  4. Lauren Carr (2 Books)
  5. Mary Lynn Plaisance (2 Books)

As you can see that is my list of authors by amount I read. You see my Top 5 Authors for this year. I read 50 books and have 37 Total authors. I have read few books by a couple of authors. I like that by far. You can see what my favorite authors were this year.

 

For my Genre of book i enjoyed this year seem to be "Christian Fiction" 16 books (32%). This seem about fair given that Vannetta Chapman is my top author with a total of 6 Books read. The next one is "Children" with 8 books (16%), and then "Historical Fiction" with 6 (12%).

Those are my favorite to read by the way of fiction. Not in that order per say. I enjoy Amish or Amish Fiction which falls in the Christian fiction section. Historical Fiction is the next best for me. I enjoy reading about history anyway but in the fiction sort a way. This chart is pretty good a getting that correct.

 

The authors gender for me is up in the air. I believe I read more female authors then male authors. Though i can not say for certain as I am still working on getting my other reading Charts finished to find out for sure. I did do this years though a pie chart to see what my percentage is more Female or Male? My key to this is using Female (F), Male (M), Combined (M/F).

 

I will show you what LibraryThing did for me though there pie chart on Author Gender. Now there is all of my books that are in my library on there and what it is set my not really be right. But I am willing to show you want that is.  What you see by there's Male, Female, NA and Not set. I have not clue if it all of my books that are list in my library on there or if it this year 2018. Now if there is all of my books that are listed on there then you can see I am reading more female vs Male. If this can not be right for the year 2018 as my Author Gender chart show you the Percentage and Labels I use for Male and Female for this year. My chart shows 2% for F/M - Combined, 26% for M - Male, 72% for F - Female which if for 2018. LibraryThing is saying 19.66% Male and 80.34% Female.

 

Almost but not quite there is my Series vs Standalone? How many books do you think you can read that are not series or just standalone. I know I read more series books then I do standalone books. I know i read more series then standalone. But how many of each for this year? I have not clue. How many did i start and not finish or got a book that put me to starting a new series. Well lets find out, By looking at the pie chart. Well it looks like I have 32 Books in series and 18 Books that are considered Standalone. Series out wins Standalone this year.

 

I wondered how many of my books came in what format? Were they E-books or Paperback or audio-book or another format. Well thanks me keeping track and LibraryThing for helping figure out the numbers to correct my spreadsheet for making the right format for each of my books for this year in 2018.

For This year of 2018, I have seem to have read more Paperbacks. I had a total of 4 different formats this year. E-Book, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio-Book. My E-books came next after Paperback. Which you can tell by the pie chart.

 

Now for my reviews for this year. I have read 50 books. Most of the reviews are up for this year. I will show you my first review for 2018 that got posted on Goodreads. That is "One Christmas in Winter" by Bell Renshaw. I got this book as an ARC and being on her street team. I enjoyed it.

 

My favorite book that really enjoyed reading and it was out of my Book Tour books was "Storm Taken". It was one of my better reads. do not get me wrong when I say that this is one of my favorites reads. It was on one of my top reads for 2018. If would suggest you read my review of "Storm Taken". Death Logs Out is second, Marine come third to that.

 

My Top 5 Favorite Reviews: 2018 Year

 

  1. Storm Taken (Science Fiction, Book Tour)
  2. Death Logs Out (Mystery, Book Tour)
  3. Storm Front (Christian)
  4. The Voice Behind the Small Attic Door ( Mystery, Drama)
  5. Sharks: A 400 Million Year Journey

 

 

There is only one that will be posted next year in 2019. That review is "Marine" by Mark JG Fahey. This book is on book tour here in 2019. That book was my last review posted on Goodreads for 2018. If you want to see the full review or get a copy of it though my blog please wait for the blog post to go live here in 2019. There is a giveaway for this book i believe.

 

 

Here is my full list of blog post for the year of 2018. I hope you enjoy. Let Bring in 2019 with a blast. Happy New Year all. I hope You get more Book to enjoy in 2019.

 

Want to read my Monthly Wrap up for 2018? Well just look below.

Monthly Wrap up:

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

What are you doing to Bring in 2019? Getting your blog ready for 2019? 2019 Goals?

 

Want to see it better: 2018 Yearly Wrap up

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/12/yearly-wrap-up-2018.html

Review: The Perfect Square by Vannetta Chapman

A Perfect Square - Vannetta Chapman

A perfect Square is about a group of friends. That group of friends seems to bring Mysteries to an English friend that become an owner of Daisy Quilt Shop. When a dead girl is found and an Amish young man is the center of it.

Callie and her friend Deborah need to find out who killed her or what happened to her. Who is Ruben Fisher covering for? Why will he not clear his name? There seem to be more going on than anything when and Old elderly man shows up at Daisy Quilt Shop, claiming to find his long-lost daughter? Will, it seems that this long lost daughter is really a clue to the dead young girl they find in a pond?

Vannetta Chapman does a wonderful job of giving the readers something to hang on to. Will God grace help and mend. There seems to be a family that thinks that their daughter is running and living in the English world? What happens when the parents find out the truth about their daughter? What about the young man that on the run? What happens on Palm Sunday in 1965 with the Tornadoes?

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/12/review-perfect-square-by-vannetta.html

Review: Amish Christmas Memories by Vannetta Chapman

Amish Christmas Memories - Vannetta Chapman

A young man seems to be watching a young woman walking down his street or lane. When she is wabbling or weaving across the road and then falls. He springs into action. What happens to her. She has no coat on or hat?

How did she get to where she is? Caleb is worried about her once she falls into the snow. When she wakes up does not know how she got where is? All she remembers is Caleb holding her to him. He does take her to his parent home. They welcome her and try and help her. Who is she? The only thing that she has that tell anything about her is that of a book. Her name is in the book. Well her first name.


Things are hard for her and she want to remember? It will take some time, in the meantime, she gets to know Caleb and his family. As they get to know her. Will Caleb learn change is good as well as bad? Rachel seems to want to get Caleb to understand her. Will they find love together? It seems that Rachel really wants her memories back. Will she get them for Christmas?


Vannetta Chapman does a sweet and wonderfully good job of pulling you along for the journey. She takes your heart for a ride. Will they receive what they need and will god provide where they are to belong. Vannetta seems to be able to bring new illnesses through the eyes of Amish. This book about love but also learning to deal with amnesia. We can sometimes forget that our brains and Amish family deal with the same kind of injuries as everyone else. Will Caleb and Rachel both get what they need?

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/12/review-amish-christmas-memories.html

Review: The Shape-Shifter's Wife

The Shape-Shifter's Wife - Carolyn Radmanovich, Leslie Ann Clark, Mary Higgins Clark

Every wonder if you could travel back in time? But it feels so real that do you not know. A young woman some how travel back to the California gold rush Era. Once she does, she does not know why or the reason. She seem to take her time to adjust to the time period.

She meets a young man. She finds out that she need help a family get out of the family curse. To do this they need her. She learns about Indians culture and traditions. In the process she starts to fall in love with this young man.

She deals with this while her sister is still away. When she returns to her era, she does not know if she really was with a man named Reynard. She meets an Indian medicine man and go on a trip with her soul and life. 

Will she end up going back to her husband? How did she travel back to her world and still be pregnant with a child? What Shape-Shifter animal does she become? What ever happens to Joseph? Will she fulfill the reason of the family curse?

This is a great book for those that enjoy history. If you are into historical fiction or California gold rush this is the book for you. Are you into time travel. This one is filled with it. The author does a beautifully good job with telling the story though Angelica's and her sister.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/12/review-shape-shifters-wife.html

Book Tour: Marine by Mark JG Fahey with Giveaway

Marine - Mark J.G. Fahey

Marine takes place about three years after Neb is on Halley's Casino. This book takes you on an adventure of it own. It also talks about Neb parents home planet and more about his parents. I gives you lesson about history or at least a bit about Neb's history or his parents for that mother. There seems to be something going on that makes Neb go after a star chart.

What is this star chart and why does everyone want it. There seems to be a dragon that guarding it and only one person who is to receive it. Mark put you in the story and you go for a ride. It adventures and filled with action.

Who are friends and who are foes? What is an Air-heart? What an Ice dragon? Whatever happen to here home? What or who is a water moon? It all started on Halley's Casino when Neb see two guest acting strange. I believe Mark doe a wonderful job with this story. I can not wait to pick up the next book. 

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2019/01/book-tour-marine-by-mark-jg-fahey-with.html

The Christmas Prayer

The Christmas Prayer - Wanda E. Brunstetter

Looking for a good Christmas story. Wanda give you one. I really liked it. They wonder what it like to be on trail to west to California. It about Three wagon trains that meet up and are all set to travel to get to California.

There a young girl that is to marry a fellow traveler? Will she do so to help her mother or will her heart win out? For there are two others that are interested in Cynthia. There are quite adventure for all of them.

They seem to get stuck in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Will they survive or will they not. Will Christmas bring them together or will is pull them a part. Will Cynthia get her Christmas payer be answered?

Wanda does a wonderful job with showing us the hardships of Oregon trails and natures? She show us what it like on the trails though a young woman and always the friendship that are built.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/12/review-christmas-prayer.html

Amish Celebrations

Amish Celebrations: Four Novellas - Beth Wiseman

Amish Celebrations is really a combination of 4 stories in one book. They are all different but have something in common. They all are about celebrations.

 

Here are all the books and there reviews for each one.

 

The Gift of Sisters

Hannah and Elizabeth are twins. When a new boy comes to town, he seem to attracted both girls. They both fall for him in there own ways. He seem to have them pulling them away from each other. Will either one of them choose this new boy or will they both leave them.

 

Will it be two late to reunite to be sisters. One is doing something to protect her sister and the other think the other is trying to ruin her life and her love life at that. Will they find what best for them.

 

A New Beginning

Noah and Rebecca seem to be heading for marriage? Noah does something and make Rebecca think about getting married? What was it that Noah did? Will Noah walk way or will he forgive himself. What could Noah be struggling with? Rebecca is also navigation their relationship as well. Does she want to be with Noah or trust him?

 

A Perfect Plan

Priscilla knows who see was marrying since she way sixteen years old. Once the question is pop to her. They seem to think they know the prefect plan. God seem to have another plan or a bit of changes to that plan when one disaster will occurs after another. Is God testing there relationship?

 

There seems to be a special person who has something for both Chester and Priscilla. They each receive it at different times and separately. They are both told to not open it until there wedding day and not before and promised. Will they even get married or will they not?

 

A Christmas Miracle

Every feel overwhelmed with life or motherhood? Well, Mary feels this and does not know how to cope with her children. She seems to feel like she a bad mother. Though she got her husband and her husband seem to try and help. He for a loss to help her as well. Though he suggest that she ask her mother in law to help her.

 

There seem to be something more to stress of the marriage. Will her husband get some advise to help his marriage and his wife before it to late? There seems to be someone really important that happens when Mary befriends an elderly man in a red suit and his side kick elf?

 

I really like how this story outcomes turn out. Will Mary really get what needs and help she needs to cope with her situation. Does Mary's mother in law dislike Mary or is it something else.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/12/amish-celebrations.html

Good Night, Baby Animals

Good Night, Baby Animals You've Had a Busy Day: A Treasury of Six Original Stories - Laura Watkins, Karen B. Winnick

Good Night Baby Animals teaches us what an animal does in six different stories. Sleep is important for a baby and baby animals. This is true for hamans as well. This book show use though the baby animals what they do during there day.

They explore and what they need to rest as well when the time is right. The author does a good job doing this and showing children and teaching children that sleep and rest is important to all including animals.

The pictures are colorful. They are done wonderfully. They also can tell the story for young children. Parents should have this for their young children to learn about animals and rest.

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/11/good-night-baby-animals-youve-had-busy.html

Sorry - Kinda Lost the Bingo

Sorry, September was busy and then not long after entering October things were a bit better but not much and then I goe though life and lost track of the Halloween Bingo. As to  books came in that i need to for Book Tours. Which I am glad I did do early and got them done.

 

Then my dad started wanting to know when was a good time for me to come down and that place over reading and keeping track. Other games came first. I was just enjoying tv and Football. I am now going to be going to my dad for a week in November. I was sick the last week so there goes more reading. This is the first time in a while That feel enough to want to sit here is type. I still got 4 books to review that read earlier this month. I am much better then I was a week go.

Blog Tour: Storm Taken by William Michael Davidson

Storm Taken - William Michael Davidson

Storm Taken is one action packed but also as some different elements to it. It was enjoyable and really a good way to look at a storm and the way we prescriptive them. Ever wonder what it like to look at thunderstorm and wonder it something of it own.

 

There a storm that taking be surprised by all. Things start to go missing? Is there someone taking things with out anyone knowing. To the locals on Naples they do not know that the storm is feeding on something until they are trapped on the island and can not get off or anyone can get on the island.

 

Can a storm feed of fear and make people to turn on one another or will they unite? I wonder about this if a storm really can feed off our fear? Is it some weather weaponize from the government? Is is a freak storm? To know for sure it hard to say. But the story behind it is good. There seems to be few plots and is there a mad man running around?

 

The author does a really good job with it. There seems to be a bit mystery. We learn that we may need to learn survive and get along with neighbors. Will the families work together or will they start turning on each other?

 

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/11/blog-tour-storm-taken-by-william.html

Book Tour: Murder By Perfection by Lauren Carr

Murder by Perfection - Lauren Carr

 

Lauren Carr has done it again. If you have read one of her books, you know that you have been hooked from that first one you read. You will want more. If you have not read Lauren Carr books you are truly missing out on some really good murders and murder mystery. She write so well that you will not be able to stop with one chapter.

 

Murder by Perfection is no different. We see that Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are doing in there lives. Things looks like they are still enjoying there bliss but it starting to warn off as they both have busy schedules. Can they fix it? Will they be able to find time for themselves?

 

Things really start to get interesting once Murphy runs into an old buddy of his from his time at the academy. His buddy starts talking to him about making it work to keep his marriage work. Though his buddy and Captain want to talk to Murphy alone about something important?

 

By the time, Murphy get to the park, there a crime and he a witness to his navy buddy crime. We go for a ride with murder galore. Murphy goes missing? Who want him gone and took him. Jessica get a ransom and also bring in the Thornton family like, JJ Thornton, Joshua Thornton, NCIS Team and a few others. We even see Tristan Faraday involved.

 

Lauren Carr brings in drugs, kidnapping and so much more. I loved just about everything. You are keep guessing until the end. How is it all connected? What does Natalie Shepherd's life got to do with Murphy?

 

 

Source: http://nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2018/10/book-tour-murder-by-perfection-by.html

Currently reading

Amish Values for Your Family: What We Can Learn from the Simple Life
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Twelve Days
Teresa Hill
Charles Towne Belles Trilogy
MaryLu Tyndall, M.L. Tyndall
Progress: 963/960 pages