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Immaculate Conception by I. J. Miller


Immaculate Conception: A Novel


Immaculate Conception: A Novel by I.J. Miller

Two moms, Maddie and Al, wake up one cold morning in March in a run-down motel in Weehawken, NJ thinking they have finally found safety after a cross-country escape from their baby’s manipulative biological father. But they soon discover that the state’s top hostage negotiator--and his personal four-man SWAT team--surround their room.





MY REVIEW:

Disclaimer: I received this e-book free in exchange for an honest review.

Well, let me start off by saying, that the book is a fast paced thriller and I loved every second of reading it.

This book explores how being abused as a child affects a person to such a degree that is it is literally impossible to comprehend. Its like the ripple effect, they may do good or cause the ultimate damage.

Because yes, a child who has an alcoholic parent will either become an alcoholic or will be the opposite of it.

This book is a story about 2 women who suffered abuse at the hands of their parents. It was heart wrenching. The author does a very good job of electing sympathy and sadness for them. Very beautifully written, the parts where it shows that the girls are remembering their abusive episodes, they are actually told from their perspective, when they were young. And that makes this book very intriguing and a page turner.

The characters journey takes them thru some of the toughest situations and you can see their growth and how far they have come. The ending was heart breaking and mournful. I wished to see Al happy, SPOILER [I felt angry at Maddie for her actions but when you think about its just wasn't possible for her to go thru it.] SPOILER
 
Loved this quote from the book and it rings so true
"That even when you think you know someone you still don't, still don't know everything he's capable of."
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and the author's style.

Have you read this book? What did you think about it?
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Happy reading!

We're Moving Where?! by Glen Blackwell

We're Moving Where?! 

by Glen Blackwell

 
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Synopsis: 

When Harry's mum and dad tell him that they will be moving to a cabin in the Canadian wilderness, his first thought is about leaving his friends behind. He then finds out that there will be NO INTERNET!!!Join Harry on the adventure of a lifetime and find out how he adapts when everything he is used to changes overnight...


Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My Review



This book is about a family who moves to a different place, lifestyle and habitat. This book is about change and how although it can be scary but nice as well.

I read it with my kids actually and they enjoyed listening to Harry and his family's adventure. We were equally anxious and excited about the move, like Harry, and loved the adventure they embarked on.
There were various elements that kept us interested in this book. I liked how the writer subtly crept in little pieces of info about the natural habitat of animals. The encounters they had with the animals delighted my kids. I specially liked the part where they constructed the cabin, it was very enthralling, reading about it.

I wish the author would write another book sort of a squel to this one, so we can find out more about their adventures as I am sure living in a forest to study animals and their habitat would bring on many more.

This is a very good book to read with your kids.

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Love's Curse by Ellen Mint - Book Review

Love can never die.


Emma intends to spend another Valentine’s Day with the dead Egyptian princess she’s studying, but her world of museums and mummies is hurled into chaos by the arrival of a man, one who looks like if sex was a librarian.

Tarek is fascinated with Emma’s research into the famous heartbroken princess mummy…and she wishes he’d be fascinated with her too. When her hand touches his, a curse millennia in the making unfolds, and the heartbroken princess rises from her tomb.

In this heart-racing story of love, betrayal and death, two people find themselves trying to defy history and come together…with the help of a goddess of love. Can their love defy death itself?


My Review

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

First off, I am a big fan of Brendan Fraser's The Mummy. So this book brought back a lot of fond memories of that movie.

So you know, this book is about the mummy rising and having some kind of curse. The author has blended humor and action beautifully. The heroine is funny and unpretentious with a knack of knocking things over which makes her a cute and adorable character. The hero is smart and courageous. All that feeling of past connection and both being mysterious makes the story compelling.

Every page is action packed and the story keeps you hooked. I liked how the mystery ravels slowly with scenes playing out in history. Present day scene and the past are beautifully blended together.
The ending was a bit weird, and I don't want to give anything away, I guess after reading and really enjoying this book as a whole, the ending let me a bit confused.

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