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Forest Zooks by Gray Marie Cox {Book Review}

~ Description 
It's hard being a twelve year old girl.  It's even harder when you're forced to move to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere by your non-sympathetic parents. Not to mention when you start seeing strange creatures in the trees surrounding the town and no one believes you. 
Age range: 8 and up. Juvenile fiction, Novella

~ My Rating  2.5 stars 

~ My Review 
I wanted to like this little book—I really did. Fantasy isn't usually my thing, but I agreed to review this one because it looked like a fun story. 
As far as the storyline goes, it wasn't bad. I didn't like it as much as some would, just because little monsters climbing through windows and magical necklaces aren't really my thing, but it was still an okay story. I'm sure fantasy lovers, especially preteens, would enjoy it. 
However... parts of it creeped me out. The small town with people who somehow know everything, the haunted forest, the Zooks that are not explained until the ending... I…

Flowers by Kellyn Roth {Book Review}

~ Description  When her husband leaves to fight in the war, Adele feels even more lost and confused. In a new, less-than-ideal place in a frightening, less-than-ideal time, she flees to the garden with her daughters, determined to make their new house a home, even if it is from the outside in. Battered by her own inner turmoil and scoffed at by those close to her, Adele seeks to make something beautiful amidst chaos. But can even the most beautiful flowers cover the years of scars?

~ My Rating  4 stars 

~ My Review  After reading an early version of this story on the author's blog last spring, I jumped at the chance to review the published version. And I was not disappointed. :) 
Flowers is a very sweet story, and I dearly enjoyed it. I read The Lady of the Vineyard back around the time of its release and, while I liked it, Adele was not a favorite of mine. I liked Judy. I loved Troy. But I just couldn't really relate to Adele.
This short-story did a great job of making Adele more…

Sisters in Christ ~ Janelle M. ~ January 2018

Welcome to the January 2018 edition of Sisters in Christ!

Today's special guest is Janelle from The Ramblings of a Book Worm. Please introduce yourself, Janelle! :)

I'm a rambler. Extrovert. Spending time with people is legit. God is best. I love the smell of books. Summer is a state of mind.

Summer is pretty epic. ;D Since I've got to know you a bit through your blog... What inspired you to start one?
Well I remember a while ago looking for a blog that gave a bunch of book reviews (since *cough* I always seem to need more books) anyways I couldn't find quite what I was look for so, I came up with my own blog :D

Did you read other blogs before starting your own, or was starting a blog what thrust you into this amazing world we call The Blogosphere? ;)
I followed this blog called Andi Carter's blog ;) I'm sure your probably familer with it :D

How did you find my blog(s)?
I discovered your blog from the ... On the CC Adventures blog

Okiedoke, let's talk about fait…