Monday, May 17, 2021

Mermaid Natalie Explores the Coral Reefs by Antionette Lawrence


This is the third book in the series.  This mermaid has a magnifying glass!

Publishing Push and the author shared this series with me so I could review it for you (thanks).  It has been published so you can get a copy now.

She goes to see what creatures she can find on the coral reef.  She finds several and she even has a favorite!  After reading the book, there's a quiz at the back to see what your young one remembers.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Mermaid Antoinette and the Sharks by Antoinette Lawrence


This is the second book in this series and it is just as sweet as the first.  In this one you learn about sea creature, a bit about geography and there is a quiz at the end to let you share what you've learned.

Publishing Push and the author shared this series with me so I could review it for you (thanks).  It has been published so you can get a copy now.

This time you get another mermaid as a guide and the sharks are kind instead of cruel.  The illustrations are fun.  This is an easy way for someone young to learn.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Mermaid Angela Finds a Sunken Shipwreck by Antionette Lawrence


This is one of five stories written that will introduce your child to new things.  This one teaches them about seashells, the parts of a boat, and even a bit of geography.

Publishing Push and the author shared this series with me so I could review it for you (thanks).  It has been published so you can get a copy now.

The illustrations are fun, you have a mermaid to show you the things you can learn and there's even a quiz in each book to help you retain the knowledge.

Friday, May 14, 2021

What Comes Next by Rob Buyea


This is a story of a good dog who helps people heal.  He's fun, he's likes everyone and Theo shares her dog with her sisters and friends.

Delacorte Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on June 8th.

Thea has lost her best friend, he was a victim in a traffic accident.  She feels like she could have saved him by trading him places but it's too late now.  Her parents decide to move to another city where no one would know this sad history.

When they are all moved in, they decide to go look for a dog.  They visit the shelter and pick out one that is grown and has a bad eye like her friend.

All goes well for a while.  Thea, who became mute after the accident, begins to speak again.  Her little sisters play hide and seek with the dog.  The dog comforts Theo.  He reminds her of Charlie, her friend.

Then, one day, her new male friend almost gets killed in another accident, but the dog saves him.  But then the dog goes missing...

Will they ever find Jack Jack, the dog?

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Gunshy: An Oliver Redcastle Historical Mystery (Redcastle Mysteries Book 1) by Louise Titchener


Oliver used to work at Pinkerton but he's moving on.  He wants to get into a less dangerous business.  But going home didn't remove any danger...

BooksGoSocial and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

He and his cousin fought on different sides during the Civil War.  Oliver made it back in good shape but his cousin didn't.

Oliver runs into several versions of trouble at home.  He wants to invest and the sheriff says he can have two days to decide if he would like to join their group.  He gets solicited as a detective by a woman that wants to work with him.  She's not who she says she is.  There is a plot to kill the president that he wants to stop.  And all this going on at the same time.

As if that isn't enough, someone is trying to kill him.  Will he live long enough to sort it out?

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Don't Lose Your Head: Life Lessons from the Six Ex-wives if Henry VIII by Harriet Marsden


Henry VIII might have been King but he was not a nice man...

Ulysses Press sent me a copy of this book to read and review (thank you).  It has been published and you can get a copy now.

You learn about Henry's wives (he had six) and each has a chapter devoted to her.

Each wife tells you how they were brought up, why they married him and how long their marriage lasted.  He enjoyed having women in his bed, but it didn't take long before he got bored.  His staff helped him find excuses to get rid of them.  Some got beheaded, some died from childbirth, some were sent away.  As he got older, the women he married were younger.  Most were looking for security.

Some of these I knew about but there were more I didn't.  Reading their stories lets you walk in their shoes.  This was a fascinating read based on facts.

You won't be bored!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Jak Barley Private Inquisitor and the Case of the Cursed Golden Muskrat by Dan Ehl


This is a fantasy tale that is written by a man with lots of imagination.  There are all kinds of enemies in Jak's world but that doesn't make him give up on his quest.

The author sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It has been published, so you can get a copy now.  There are several books in this series and they are all fun to read.

He is on a job to find the heir to the throne that went missing as an infant.  When you don't know what he looks like for sure and he hasn't been taught to act like royalty, how is he supposed to find him?  He goes looking anyway.

Another person has hired him to get back the shipment that was stolen.  There was something in the box besides the goods but the owner doesn't know what it was.  However, those looking for it think he does...

Jak has to fight Ghennison Viper Mages and try hard to stay alive.  He's got a huge automation that looks golden who is on the hunt for the wand that's missing.  He needs to find it first...

Jak has his girlfriend, his half brother and Lorenzo with him but it takes a lot of work to be safe.  His girlfriend is a witch, so that's handy.

The book is full of action, danger, and unexpected consequences.  Trust me, you won't be bored.