AudioBook Review – Out of Darkness

This was a pretty interesting story considering I hadn’t read the first two. Easy to get to know all the characters, and the world they lived in. I’ll be looking for more of this, and from Erin. 🙂

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“Enjoyed :)”

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Story

I haven’t read the first two books, or listened to the audio (if there is any) but this was a really easy listen and made a good story on it’s own. So I might go back and check them out.

I think the story was interesting. And all about fitting in, doing what we must to just keep on going. The MC as a character was strong and had decent values. There were times I really thought he would snap and then the further along I got the more I understood all the reasons behind this world. It is aimed more for a younger audience, though some of the themes were in fact pretty adult and the reactions surrounding the Galdoni in general are harsh.

I enjoyed spending time with Erin as a narrator, he’s a nice voice and fitted the character perfectly. The performance was great and the right tension and pacing when needed. Both male and female voices were distinct and it was easy to soon learn who was who. There was a large enough cast for Erin to master, and I think he did a great job.

Lots of tension and drama and I felt fully entertained while listening and driving. Thank you both. I’ll keep an ear out for some more.

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Joanna’s Journey – Review

After reading ‘The Secret Will Out’ by Karen J Mossman in print. I looked up and found she had several other books out, and this was the latest release.

Here’s my review of this lovely heartfelt book –

Amazon review – 
There are a couple of things I really enjoyed with Karen’s writing, from the detail of the worlds she’s created, (and the facts that around that, the story was built into a local city that I visited quite often) to the depth of the characters. Each novel, has had it’s own unique and outstandingly natural storyline. They’re almost so believable that you’d mistake her for your flawed best friend, who can be both amazing and yet stupid and frustrating all at the same time. I found her just so relatable, that of course I wanted the best for her in her love life, falling for two guys has to be the hardest thing to go through, not knowing if you’ll ever make the right decision or not.

A heartfelt journey that will make you laugh, cringe and cry with all it’s intricate character traits and plot turns. Karen is an excellent writer to follow. I’m so glad she’s almost a local lass 🙂

Blurb – 

Escaping a broken romance, Joanna runs headlong into another, and then another.

Managing two long distance relationships at the same time is complicated and made even more so when her best friend is a good looking guy who knows her better than most.

Set in the 1980s, Joanna and her sister, Sandie are two very beautiful women. After a cruel upbringing, both girls have their scars, but deal with things differently and as with most sisters, they clash.

When the unthinkable happens and Joanna’s world implodes, she finds herself alone to face what she can’t and won’t accept.

It is times like these you find out who your friends are and who you can trust, or more importantly, who you can’t.

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Karen’s Bio

Karen J Mossman married the boy next door in 1980 and they had two children, both born on the same day, two years apart. She and her husband live on the Isle of Anglesey, a small island off the North Wales coast. Joanna’s Journey was her first published novel.

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You can also find Karen on her Social Media Links here…. 

Facebook  –  https://www.facebook.com/karenjmossmanauthor

Facebook –   https://www.facebook.com/Kazzmoss

Twitter – @KarenJMoss

Google+ https://plus.google.com/101513298666906301324/posts

Goodreads.com  – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9814921.Karen_J_Mossman

Website – Magic of stories – https://magicofstories.net

Bookstore – https://magicofstories.selz.com

 

AudioBook Review – Another Man’s Treasure

I was interested to listen to this story, a genre I wasn’t sure of at first.  But I was given a chance by the narrator. I enjoyed it, as I said. And Janelle has a really great voice to listen too. 

Another Man's Treasure: Palmyrton Estate Sale, Book 1 | [S.W. Hubbard]

“Enjoyed it a lot.”

I noticed Janelle post on a facebook group I’m in looking for reviews on the next book, she was kind enough to let me listen to this one (with no obligation to review)

What I found in this story was a very interesting main character who had a pretty ordinary life. But that life is blown out the water by a treasure chest. And a whole load of mystery revolving around her family.

Janelle has a wonderful sweet character voice for Audrey and she even plays really well the gents characters, just enough lower depth to them. I liked Tai too he had such awesome drawl. 🙂

What kept me entertained had to be the whole mystery, I can admit that I’ve not listened to or read many in this genre so the twists and plot points around the story kept me very entertained, and wondering the who, what and why. I was glad that it played out as it did and the ending was extremely well done.

I’d like more in this series to see what happens with Audrey and her friends, and maybe even to see if there’s some genuine romance between her and the policeman. Their relationship was great, protector to friend. That’s the kind of story I’m interested in, not the posh guy who was asked to date her, then kidna fell for her that trope is over done. I think my only main concern was the length of the overall story, it held my interest but it might have been a little on the long side.

Looking forward to more. Thank you for the opportunity to get to listen in. 🙂

Book Review – Think Happy Club-Friendship

 

I’ve had the great pleasure of being sought out to write some book/and AudioBook reviews this last few weeks,  (more so than the usual requests) and I have been doing them on and off for sometime, yet I’ve never really posted them to my blog before. So this is the first. There will be more to come I promise you that.

I will post it here because it was such a wonderful reminder of friendship, how we should act and how we need to work at things to keep those we love around us. Which more often than not, never really happens. True friends will stick with you for a life time, others just come and go.

This wonderful book written by Anne Saucer and Grace Snoke was pointed in my direction this week and here’s a link to my review 🙂 –

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B010GEJ7W6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_d_detailpage_o00_

Review of Think Happy Club – Friendship

I was given a copy of this in exchange for an honest review, but I enjoyed it so much I bought it… 🙂

What I found in these pages was not only a wonderful message for the younger person, (I have to say I’m not really sure about children although the characters in the book are much younger, I think the messages is for older kids, teens, but I have to admit I’m debating this one a lot lately because so many young children are just really tiny adults. Sigh ) But the content here really does resonate with us as adults as well. We could learn a lot from this book.

It has some great motivational aspects, from ‘Listen’ to ‘Fight if you have to’ because not everyone gets along all of the time and better to sort things out than to keep it bottled up.

A couple of my more favourite moments are ‘Accept the differences’ and ‘Plan an Adventure’ because how many of us actually do that. Life is so full on that I believe a lot of our real friendships go by the wayside, and we should fight for those who have been around us and supported us.

So that leaves me to the best part, for me, it’s been a reminder that friendship is to be nurtured and cherished. Thank you so much for this, it will have a lasting effect on my day and my week.

Review 4 stars, I gave it this award because although it was lovely, I wasn’t sure the artwork was quite the right age. Even with youngsters growing up as fast as they are.