Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Almost a Family

Almost A FamilyAlmost A Family by Stephanie Bond
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A young husband & wife have their child kidnapped when he's only a few months... so what happens when years pass & they have since divorced, but the son is found alive & healthy & is now 8 years old.

Bailey & Ginny have gone seperate ways & now that their son is back in the picture, they have to deal with each other again.

From learning where Bailey was all this time & who kidnapped him - From going to pick up Baily Jr, who is now Chad, to bringing him home & the relationships he has to form with his new parents - its a rough road.

Time has made Bailey more mature, ready to settle down, but how can he convince Ginny that its because he loves her & not only because he wants his family together.

I enjoyed the story... thought it made sense in telling of the child's struggles in adapting & loving the person who he always considered his mom. It was a little TOo risque for me on Ginny & Bailey's relationship coming back to life... but that's because I'm used to a lot of Christian novels - so when I read things like that, it sort of shocks me a bit.

You have to know how the story ends... but its sweet how it all comes together.
Definitely not a waste of time reading this...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Two Crosses

The Two Crosses: A NovelThe Two Crosses: A Novel by Ernie Lindsey
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Two men receive the ability to heal people... how do they handle it.
Both handle it very differently
One chooses to go public & sacrifices his family for the fame
The other chooses to keep it quit & ends up having his love of his life sacrificed in exchange...
Made me wonder about both of their choices... is it the best thing to not want to share your gift? And how horrible is it to exploid your gift from God?

I thought this story was OK... I was more intrigued with Jay Cross & his life & how it effected him, more then the other man

& then throw in a crazed relgious freak that belittles every person because they're not good enough for God, & thinks he can save his mother's soul who killed herself when he was little... I could have done without this dude the whole book. Actually, I did skip most of the pages that was about him. too predictable

I wouldnt recommend this book really... especially when it came to the end. I was like "WHAT? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?.. that's all I'll say about that :)

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1)The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I feel bad not giving it a better rating... forgive me mom...
but it was good - not great...
kinda scary...
isnt this supposed to be a kid's book?
But it talks about the Tinman chopping off heads of animals...some other scenes that I think would give a kid nightmares if read before bed.
& its NOTHING like the movie... I never remembered the Scarecrow being left on a pole in the middle of a river... & I never remembered the Queen of the Mice & the thousands of mice moving the Lion.
So much is different... but the familiar is still there...
I zoomed through the book, thinking I knew the story, but didnt...
I'm glad I read it though... good to see both sides.
You cant ask me though which I think is better, the book or the movie on this one.

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