Reviews

I know I have been very neglectful of writing on my blog. Some days I wonder why I even have a blog. It never seems to take priority. Oh well, such is life. 

Three of my books have just received reviews, so I am excited to share them. I am pleased that my books have been well received. Too often I tend to doubt myself, so when I read a review I am happy that the reviewer enjoyed what I have written. Please read on and enjoy.

Shameless plug for my Sophie Collins Mystery Series here: Book 2The Secret of Trail House Lodge – is now available on Amazon – http://amzn.to/29ISwLL Kindle Edition, and – http://amzn.to/2ai8ArN Paperback.
Be the first five readers to review this book and receive a free paperback copy! Must send me an email with link, date and time you posted your review.
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An old deserted lodge, an unsolved bank robbery, and a mummified body all lead to a string of mysteries, when junior super-sleuth Sophie Collins stumbles on hidden passages and secret rooms while exploring the old Trail House Lodge with her friends.

Book 1 – The Red Coat – Kindle edition is on sale now for 99¢ on Amazon – http://amzn.to/1Pzi6S6. Paperback – http://amzn.to/1OHcR6c. Pick up your copy today so you won’t miss any of Sophie’s adventures.

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One snowy night, fourteen year old Sophie Collins a homeless runaway, finds a beautiful red coat while rummaging through a dumpster. Little does she know that the coat and the mysterious object she found in the coat’s lining will drastically change her future and put her life in danger.

5.0 out of 5 stars
Totally Terrible Tommy is totally cute!

Review by: Charity Rowell-Stansbury
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Genre: Children
Kindle Edition: http://amzn.to/1nZBPl7
Paperback: http://amzn.to/2aToIhD
Totally Terrible Tommy is a totally cute and charming way to reinforce the concept that bad behavior results in negative attention and good behavior results in positive attention! The story also reinforces that consideration and kindness are rewarded while being inconsiderate and mean are punished.

I thought that the alliteration of T’s when describing Tommy gave the book a rhythmic quality; something that will help the story stick in a child’s mind. I also noticed that several other words were frequently repeated in the story. I liked this because it helps children learn how to read and comprehend what they are reading. The illustrations are simple, cute, and very expressive. It is easy to distinguish expressions that are responses to positive and negative feelings and they serve as a colorful way to support the book’s message.

Totally Terrible Tommy is great for new readers, but it has enough of a rhythmic, “sing-song” tone to it that three-year-olds will find it engaging as well. If you are looking for a great little bedtime story for the kids, look no further!

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5.0 out of 5 stars
A well-written and excellent light read!

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Format: Kindle Edition
Genre: Romantic Anthology
Kindle Edition: http://amzn.to/1qWocFp
Paperback: http://amzn.to/2auEwe8

I enjoy reading novels with outspoken, strong female protagonists and I was not disappointed as every story in this book has bold and vivacious characters. While most of the stories follow a “standard romance” trope, they are infused with each authors’ voice which makes them all unique and easy to read.

Even though I was not a fan of the last story because of its premise and ending, I felt that it was well-written and will help make the book appealing to a wider range of romance readers.

Now & Forever offers romance readers a variety of short stories ranging from clean romances to something a little more risque. Each well-written story is representative of the authors’ writing styles and is perfect for romance readers who are interested in finding some new authors to follow, without the commitment of a full novel.

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5.0 out of 5 stars
An adorable and sweet book for kids!

Reviewed By:  Charity Rowell-Stansbury
I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Format: Kindle Edition
Genre: Children
Kindle Edition:http://amzn.to/1NcURjJ
Paperback:http://amzn.to/2aNRB0i

Dexter’s Wonderful Day is an adorable book starring a laid back and approachable dragon

The characters and setting are sweet and engaging, enough so that it will hold a child’s attention. The charming dialogue is written in a way that encourages adults who are reading the books out loud to voice act as they read to children. The beautiful and colorful illustrations are self-explanatory for older children, but they come with brief captions that convey the book’s message for toddlers with short attention spans. Finally, the lesson about dealing with disappointment in an acceptable way is clear, without being preachy, and it could be used as a tool to encourage children to move past their feelings of disappointment.

With cute characters that demonstrate an important life’s lesson, Dexter’s Wonderful Day will be a wonderful addition to your bedtime story rotation!

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