Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued (Paperback)

Blind Hope: An Unwanted Dog and the Woman She Rescued (Paperback)

The author, Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher, a team leader at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch are impressive, strong, and insightful women.

As a dog lover, I thoroughly enjoyed this real life story of Laurie and her dog, Mia.
I was amazed at the lessons Laurie learned from her blind dog. Laurie's willingness to accept the teachings, says as much for Laurie as it does for her dog.

Laurie frequently applies the observations she makes about her beloved Mia to her relationship with God. As her love for Mia grows so does her connection to God. A few of her inspirational quotes include:

- "God is with us, whether we are running away from Him or to Him."
- "I desperately needed my own light, my own relationship with God."
- "Just like Mia chose to trust me, it was time for me to choose to trust God."
- 'How many times will I have to walk back and scoop you up before you simply learn to walk with me?"
- "It's not possible for God's light, His truth to fill the space within my heart that's already full of me."

Kim is an excellent writer. I found the book easy to read but profound. This is one of the most inspirational books I've read.

I received this book for free from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
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Friday, December 10, 2010

The Car Lot: Sleuth & Scribe Book 2

I'm so excited. My new book "THE CAR LOT" is already available for sale on my publisher's site.

The Car Lot: Sleuth & Scribe Book 2

"When Jane finds her father's crumpled body on the carpet in his office at the used car dealership, she is convinced he was murdered, although the police believe it was a heart attack. Jane hires a private detective; Mike; Deke, his dog; and Alice, a mystery writer, to prove her theory. All of the employees at the car lot, including Jane, have a motive and it's up to the sleuth and scribe to uncover which of them had a strong enough reason to kill the boss, if indeed he was killed. "

Monday, December 6, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Mary Russel

I just signed up to write for Suite 101. This is the text from my profile page.

Mary Russel

Mary Russel
Contributing Writer

Mary Russel started writing in grade school, when she had a poem published by Highlights, a children's magazine. As an adult, Mary has been writing business, lifestyle, dog, and craft articles for Associated Content and Seed, a division of AOL, web content, and resumes.

In an effort to make sense of an unhappy early childhood as a foster child, Mary Russel started writing her first book in 1997. A First Chapters contest on motivated her to complete it in 2007. Friends, she met on Gather, inspired her to write her first published children's book, Flickertail & Paint, Barnyard Sleuths.

Rudolph, A Child's Love Story is based on Mary's early childhood. Although it is the story of a foster child and an adopted child, she hopes it will help all children learn to accept themselves.

Mary has also been busy with revising Sleuth & Scribe, a three-five (still undecided) book, cozy mystery series for ages 13 and over. The first two books of the series "The Cold Case" and "The Car Lot"will be published in 2011. Her published books are also available for less on her own website where you can have them autographed.

Her novels in progress are "The Hexagon Murders" and "The Steamer Trunk". "Steamer" covers five generations starting from 1908 until present time.
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Book samples for book lovers. I just added my three published books to this site. Readers are able to read sample chapters from books before they buy.