INSPIRATION AND EXCITEMENT GALORE
2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America,
Buried Prey (The Prey Series Book 21)
Two young sisters bodies are finally found, who were killed in the early 1980s, when housing is torn down to make condos. We glimpse back to the original attempt to solve the case and then return to the present day to try to solve this cold case. We revisit all the characters in this case. Lucas Davenport is one of the great characters in crime fiction with his great tenacity and strength of character. Lucas pulls out all the stops as he plunges into catching a highly intelligent adversary, putting his own career and his team on the line to see justice finally done. One of them pays the ultimate price. Family life and utilizing Lucasís older years make for an interesting back ground and contrast to the dirty work at hand. Edge of your seat tenseness and intrigue galore will keep you glued!
What Happened to Goodbye
In WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE, Mcleanís parents are divorced and she travels with her father refurbishing restaurant businesses. When they move, Mclean always has to reinvent herself. Mclean hasn't really bonded with anyone since her parents' divorce, and while she gets along with her dad okay, her relationship with her mom is on the tepid side. Her new life in Lakeview is full of surprises and unexpected friends. She finds a friend in her new neighbor, Dave, who seems to be brilliant, but not overly social, and becomes friends with Deb, another bit of a loner but has interesting talents. She finds herself opening up to these new friends. She's forced to confront her mother, who she sees as controlling and negligent of her resentment of her part in the divorce. Between college basketball games, working at her father's new restaurant and building a model replica of Lakeview, Mclean learns what it means to get to know people. She fights the temptation to run and works to rebuild a relationship she thought was over. Mildly romantic and funny, this one is geared toward the coming of age, self-discovery, and learning what life is about.
EXPLOSION IN PARIS
HELD ME CAPTIVE PAGE AFTER PAGE!
From all of the beautifully written reviews, my expectations were pretty high, but this book actually exceeded my expectations. Where do I start?
A mark of a good book is its ability to take the reader to new places, to be placed in someone elseís shoes to be enabled to see the world from an entirely different vantage point. A superb command of language is revealed in this exciting escapade fraught with unpredictable turns and interesting elements and details. The strength of this thriller is not in the whodunit but in the clever plot line. This book was a revelation and continues to affect me months later. EXPLOSION IN PARIS, while a stunning source of exciting entertainment, also serves a purpose that far outweighs tickling your fancy.
I enjoy writing reviews on books I truly find distinctive and special. Suffice it to say that the impact of Angelaís life enriched mine. The venomous villain didnít disappoint with his dark and twisted expectations. This brings the question to mind, how far would any of us go to save our loved ones? Desperate circumstances call for desperate measures. The sprinkling of French phrases throughout added much realism and authenticity to Angelaís new haven. The soul-searching words and the healthy dose of humor drew me in and made me hungry to fill my life with joy. I found myself enthused by the life-changing message and felt that it reached into my chest and gave my heart a squeeze. I think it will change the readersí perspective about the hard times in their lives and find joy in spite of them. With each poignant chapter I learned the lesson that there is no fear in love. If there is pain and fear, it can not be love. Some parts I read through a blur of tears. But, on the whole, I found this to be a heart-wrenching, but also heart-warming journey from heartache to pure joy that will renew the readersí spirit.
This book oozes "joie de vivre". It is shear reading pleasure as the author takes us through Paris, and Provence, with rapturous descriptions that tease the senses with the aroma of fresh baked bread, the fragrance of the lavender and herb fields; the sights of ancient buildings and cobblestone streets; the succulent tastes of the French cuisine. French cuisine is an art form to be appreciated and enjoyed and not rushed. To capture and share a remarkable life, the joy, the humor, the honesty and the passion, is a wonderful recipe for life. The French know how to enjoy the pleasures of life. It is clear Angelaís spiritual home is Les Plus beaux villages de France. She found true passion for life, and embraced it completely. Angelaís energy, sense of humor, intelligence and zest for life shine through each page.
I felt such an affinity and admiration for the characters. The story reinforced my belief that there is so much we can learn from each other. I have great respect for authors or anyone, for that matter, who are responsible for changing peopleís mindsets for the better. People who seem to have a self-appointed moral compass need to look within to research the why of their urgent need to be right and to be better than everyone else and to be the center of all attention. I recently read ASK AND IT IS GIVEN. This is another book I give high marks for and that I recommend highly. We get what we give, in a nutshell. EXPLOSION IN PARIS is a wonderful representation of this.
This book is the fabric of human conditioning. It opens our eyes to the blessings that most of us take for granted, namely freedom; freedom to be ourselves, to be who we are at heart. This book is guaranteed to truly deepen your empathy towards othersí plight in the world and the all-important human decency. I fell in love with the engrossing, engaging characters, filled with strength and courage that I wanted to hug or slap or love. It unleashed surprisingly unrestrained moments of gut-wrenching laughter; then, before I knew it, I was reaching for a tissue to wipe the tears away. I was touched by all of the emotions I felt while completely absorbed in the charactersí lives. This is a happy book. Every line of this book is filled with energy, enthusiasm and delight.
EXPLOSION IN PARIS is a breathtakingly powerful soul-mending and motivating read that inspires hope that reflects clearly in the rebirth of the heart. I devoured this book and hated to see it end. This was one Iíve read that as time passed I found myself missing it.
Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires
ASK AND IT IS GIVEN is amazing! It is one that you could read again and again because every time you read it you reinforce or see something you may have missed.
If you focus on what you can find good or can appreciate in a bad circumstance or situation, then good positive energy will flow and expand, and conditions will improve. That is helping others along with yourself. Your emotions let you know if you are connecting to your Source Energy, which is all-positive. If you feel bad, you are resisting the constant flow of Source Energy. If someone is cruel to you and you feel bad, think a good, positive thought and somehow try to see the good. The information is very simple without being oversimplified or condescending. It's extremely repetitive but repetition is what imbeds information into the brain. Step outside of your earth-bound ego of expecting to be a victim and hoping for some outside force to change. Take charge of your thought process. How do you see the world, with gratitude or grumbling?
Mythomania, toxic control freaks, and so many other delusional personality disorders require therapy and other horrible and sad conditions such as schizophrenia, and other forms of insanity require medication, but the "normal you and I" can gain so much from reading this book. The sad thing is that we all merely want to be liked and accepted by everyone but some push people away because of their own insecurity and lash out in bitterness from the rejection that they inevitably bring on themselves. Simple listening, understanding and reason would solve a lot of problems. But, one thing that is made clear is that we are responsible for our thoughts, to connect to our source energy by choosing better-feeling thoughts. We each are connected to this source and we can't do anything for others that they don't have the power to do. We need to follow our bliss. There wouldn't be war or murder. We have the power to change the way we see and from "seeing" good, we have the power to help others, through association, to help them want to see good and trust in the fact that most of us merely want camaraderie and peace. It is so simple. It is right in front of our noses. We just need to "choose" to see it and "the other person" needs to make that choice for himself. We can't do that for them. We need to "expect" the other person is doing the best he can in life and isn't "out to get us". I'd like to think that an evil, jealous heart can be healed. Sometimes, dealing with some is truly impossible and you need to remove yourself from an unhealthy situation in order to preserve your own peaceful, feel-good place. But, on the whole, do your best to "see" the good in people and the beauty of this earth, and trust that you will have all the peace and graciousness in heaven. We each chose to be born into this physical body. We get what we think about. We dwell on miserable, we get miserable. We dwell on ugly, we get ugly. Nothing is more important than feeling good, well-being, and we each are in total control of our thoughts. See ugly? Think about something beautiful. See miserable? Think about something happy and good. If everyone would connect to their Source Energy, there would be no assaults, insults, no jealousy, no insecurity, or no uncomfortable feelings of competition. Any feelings of insecurity and hatred are born from disconnection from who they are which Source Energy, (God) is. We all fear that evil person who deliberately intends harm to another, but it is not possible for someone who is connected to Source Energy to wish harm on another. If everyone read this book and "got it" we could quite possibly have "Heaven" right here on earth. This book is a winner and should be on all of our book shelves!
One Enchanted Evening (De Piaget series Book 6), Maid for Love (McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, Book 1), Save Me: A Novel, Dreams of Joy: A Novel, Wishin' and Hopin', A Cottage by the Sea, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, The Jefferson Key (with bonus short story The Devil's Gold): A Novel (Cotton Malone Book 7), Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Tigers' Quest, Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank, The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry, Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon, Hit List (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Book 20), The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Book 5), The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2), Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the FinancialS ystem--and Themselves, Messenger: The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek and Heartsongs, A Visit from the Goon Squad, Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me (A Chelsea Handler Book/Borderline Amazing), Caleb's Crossing: A Novel, All My Life: A Memoir, Long Drive Home: A Novel, Brave New World, A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life, Divergent (Divergent Trilogy, Book 1), The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel (7) (Harry Hole series), I'll Walk Alone: A Novel, The Fifth Witness (Mickey Haller Series Book 5), Just Like Heaven (Smythe-Smith Quartet Book 1), Trace of Fever (The Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor Book 2), Southern Comfort, One Summer, Sixkill (Spenser Book 39), Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom, The Heart and the Fist: The education of a humanitarian, the making of a Navy SEAL, Bossypants, Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You're Worth, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, The Sixth Man (King & Maxwell Series Book 5),