Through Daddy’s Eyes – Associated Content from Yahoo! – associatedcontent.com

Through Daddy’s Eyes – Associated Content from Yahoo! – associatedcontent.com.

 

Sometimes, I’m so very glad,
My Daddy’s not here to see.
The world we live in now,
And how cruel that it can be. .
And yet, a little voice whispers,
That he might just laugh and say,

“This is nothing, Babydoll.”
“You should have seen the world in my day.

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Revew: The Sable City by Edward McNally

I love a book with a strong female lead and none come any bolder than McNally’s characterization of Tilda.  In a world of magic, Tilda must make her way to the Sable City to find the exiled heir to the House she serves.

McNally’s writing is laden with captivating descriptions of a unique world and filled with mind-boggling details.  The world that McNally is able to bring from his creative mind and put to paper is beautiful, yet dangerous, dark and mystic.

This is a must read for any sci-fi lover and other readers as well.  The is a book to take time with and let yourself become part of the excitement that McNally has created for our enjoyment.

Ebook by M. Edward MaNally: In a desperate search for an exiled heir, Tilda crosses a war-torn continent to the gates of the Sable City, where centuries ago dark magic almost destroyed the world. Along with a sinister sorceress, a broken-hearted samurai, and a miscreant mercenary long on charm but lousy with a crossbow, Tilda must brave the demon-infested ruins to find the heir who may yet save her House.

 

Review: Miranda’s Story by Colette Caple

Caple’s story is a smart and catchy story of two women.  One, a single woman trying to make the interpersonal relationship of a long distance romance work for her and while the other, a wife and mother with typical family problems, questions what she wants from life.  Their world is about to get much more complicated for both women by a man that wants one of the women for himself.

Miranda’s Story is a story about the courage and commitment to stay the course in relationships and in personal growth.  The plot brings the reader into an environment where everything seems safe but just around the corner lurks danger.

An entertaining read and exceptional dialogue make this a good book for that day in the sun relaxing.  Being a quick read however, it will leave you waiting for the author’s next book.

Ebook By Colette Caple: This story compares the lives of two women:Miranda who is attractive, independent, work driven and Annie, the dependable friend who is married with children. What will make them both contented, and what will either of them trade in love to be like the other?

True Heart by Frank Altobelli

Meet Mouse, but don’t under-estimate her.  She is a small, dark-haired Volsung girl with a bow and arrow and she knows how to use it.  This little girl it full of strength and courage.  She is a heroine that readers will not soon forget.

As her love for a young man, Brandt grows, Mouse must find a way to get him to see her as wife material but life intervenes.  Brandt and Mouse meet three odd characters while out hunting in the Holberth Forest and Mouse’s courage will be tested to the limit as she decides to be their escort across the mountains to the Seamly Court. But the home of the Fae is on a path leads through the cursed city of Kadem and the heart of dreaded Az-Aziel’s forest realm.

“‘True Heart’ is the story of a young woman learning that her worth is not found in a man’s superficial judgment of beauty, but in courage and character.” (Frank Altobelli)  Reminiscent of Tolkien’s works, Altobelli weaves a story of a magical land and creative characters.  All the characters were well-developed and scene descriptions were wonderfully vivid.  Although, I found that it took me a while to read the story, every minute was worth it to get every rich detail.

A wonderful story for young adult and adults too.

The Sons of the Great Satan by Anthony Roberts

This story will give the average reader a different perspective on living in Iran, 1976, when an empire began to crumble.  Steeped with cultural situations and politics, the story plays out through two youth, an American, Joey, and a native of the land, Farhad Zadeh.  In a world filled with of chaos and rebel activity, these teens will have to deal with coming of age in a land that is ancient in traditional beliefs and filled with violence.

Robert’s work is a historical fiction novel but the timing is as perfect as if it were yesterday or maybe today.  Seeing the cruelty of a world through the eyes of these youth gives the reader an inside look to the cultural differences the world continues to struggle to understand even in today’s world.  This is a hard-driving, no-nonsense look at life in Iran during this politically changing time.  It is an eye-opening novel for this reader.  It does contain violence and sexual situations but it also portrays the realistic side of life in these countries in an open and honest voice.  Good read.  Would be a good discussion book for a book group due to all the sociological and psychological situations and how they interplay in the culture and the choices that were made to survive this time.

Roberts states that, “The paths of Iran and America have been intricately bound by blood and violence for many decades. What happened between these two nations continues to reverberate today.”  The Sons of the Great Satan is based on the author’s impressions living in Iran prior to the Islamic revolution.

Sons Of The Great Satan

Ebook By Anthony Roberts