Week Four Winners
Love in the Time of Dragons by Kate MacAlister
Tully Sullivan finds her true love from a previous life is a dragon and she is not really married to the father of her son.
The Book of Genesis - The Bible by Moses
God created the heavens and the earth and people. This book tells about Noah and the flood, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and it tells the story I love about Joseph.
Home and Garden Magazine
Lots of ideas!! How to grow vegetables and how to grow everything in a small garden. How to decorate home with new pillows!!
Thin Blade by David A. Wells
While Alexander is hunting with his brother and sister, his brother is killed with an arrow to his chest. He runs home with his brother's body. His parents send out their man-at-arms, Anatoly, to find and bring him back to them for justice. And then, much to the shock of everyone in the world, there is this spell that passes over them. This means the Prince Phane evil incarnation has returned to walk the Isles. The Rebalmage did all that he could to prepare the future for the return of Phane. There is a burning on Alexander's neck when he removes his hand the Brand of the House of Reishi is burned into his neck marking Alexander as his adversary and changing Alexander's life forever. That same night, their house is attacked and Alexander, Abigail (his sister), Lucky (their tutor and alchemist), and Anatoly, the family man-at-arms run for their lives to Glen Merillion, a place created by the Rebalmage to protect Chapion. While on the way, they meet Jack, a Bard. He joins their band of people then the Rangers come to their rescue. Where Alexander meets the love of his life Isoble. They make it to the safety of Glen Merillion only to leave again to head to New Rautha to take over the throne and to Black Rock Keep to get the Thin Blade, the first piece to stop Phane.
Week Three Winners
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I understand this is a listing as "teen" book, however, the language was way too derogatory and over-slanged. The purpose and realism were incredibly correct. The youth and police are enemies when in America. In fact it is dangerous being a minority in the USA. When will the stereotyping and racism end? We don't know... Must have hope for a brighter future for our youth.
Stepping on Roses 7 by Rinko Neda
Sumi keeps getting sick because of the white nameless flower. Nozomo tries to take advantage of Sumi. The maid saved her just in time for Soichiro sees her come out of Nozomo's house, gets mad, and tries to force himself on her but he stops.
Where is the Baby's Valentine by Karen Katz
Baby looks throughout the house for her valentine and finds it in her room.
I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
Though I knew about how our guts are missing good bacteria, I didn't know in how many ways we are killing them. I learned a lot about our digestive system and chemicals' effects.
Week Two Winners
T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton
Private investigator Kinsey Milhouse finds her elderly neighbor involved with a sociopath. Elder abuse, identity theft and other prior crimes are discovered.
Glimpses of Eternity by Dr. Raymond Moody
Written in 2010, Dr. Moody gathers reports of different shared-death experiences. Reports given are compared for similarities and this will be another realm of science spirituality.
Defiant Daughters by Marcy Heidish
This is a collection of stories of women martyrs for the Christian faith. These heroines led quiet revolts of love against the Gates of Hell and they are reaping their reward in the presence of God now.
The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham
This book is told from the perspectives of the 2 main characters, Meghan and Agatha. Both women are pregnant, but have very different lifestyles. Their lives most likely would have never intertwines if it had not been Agatha's desire to befriend Meghan. As their story overlaps, it becomes exciting and full of surprises.
Week One Winners
Two From the Heart by James Patterson
Damian Crane is hired by Tyler Bron founder of Bron Aerospace to write his life. He finds himself in a small town in the middle of nowhere. He helps the town and the school stay open and finds the love of his life.
Yes! Journalism for People Building a Better World - #84 Winter 2018 by Robert Jensen and Christina Hillstrom
Two articles particularly impressed me. 1. Culture Shift - a powerful woman's search for a deeper sense of home. Basically details the definition of the filling experience of home how it has created 30 years ago. A place with a sense of safety, decency where people are good to each other leaving the modern life of frenzy behind. 2. The Trump Effect - Why thousands of women are now running for public office. Clarion call to be the change you want to see in the world.
Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber
A girl who had a hard upbringing and ends up in prison turns her life around with the help of a widowed pastor. They fall in love and she gets herself friends and a new life and changes how people think about her and how she feels about herself, too.
Submerged by Dani Pettrey
Past romance and danger in Alaska with lots of action as the heroine, Bailey, fights an attraction to Cole who is helping police with 2 divers being killed.