Scarlet by Stephen Lawhead

First off, let me tell you about Hood by Stephen Lawhead, then I’ll tell you about the sequel Scarlet. This book, Hood, was really enjoyable. It was my first Lawhead book and I think I will always look for the sequels and possible other series of his as well. Every once in a while there was a monologue of a character’s thoughts on their past and I hated it and love it at the same time. Part of me would just want to get past it so I could get back to the action and events in the story, while at the same time it was interesting and fairly important to understanding the character, the events, and to find empathy. This is a more realistic version of the fantasy Robin Hood than most others you find and I love it. I really enjoyed how it was not dumbed down to. . .

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Book Organizers

Ever since I can remember I have enjoyed reading. For years I have been a book-junkie, book-a-hol-ic you name it. But it is only recently that I have discovered the online tools for book organization. The ones that I have discovered so far are as follows: Goodreads.comShelfariLibraryThing Goodreads.com is by far my favorite. It is the easiest to work with and has great groups for discussion, etc. Finding books is not difficult and changing them from one shelf to another is as easy as a click. I strongly recommend this one. I was invited to Goodreads by my brother’s God-sister and am completely hooked. Plus their widgets are better. my ‘currently-reading’ shelf: Shelfari is great too… my second favorite I would say. Upon learning and being enthralled with Goodreads.com I invited my oldest sister to join. She said she did not have time, something about four kids under the age. . .

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Try Dying by James Scott Bell

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducing TRY DYING(Center Street October 24, 2007)byJames Scott Bell ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Scott Bell is a former trial lawyer who now writes full time. He is also the fiction columnist for Writers Digest magazine and adjunct professor of writing at Pepperdine University. His book on writing, Plot and Structure is one of the most popular writing books available today. The national bestselling author of several novels of suspense, he grew up and still lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on his next Buchanan thriller. ABOUT THE BOOK: On a wet Tuesday morning in December, Ernesto Bonilla, twenty-eight, shot his twenty-three-year-old wife, Alejandra, in the backyard of their West 45th Street home in South Los Angeles. As Alejandra lay bleeding to death, Ernesto drove their Ford Explorer to the westbound Century Freeway connector where it crossed over the Harbor Freeway and. . .

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Deadfall by Robert Liparulo

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing DEADFALL(Thomas Nelson November 6, 2007)by Robert Liparulo ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Robert is an award-winning author of over a thousand published articles and short stories. He is currently a contributing editor for New Man magazine. His work has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Travel & Leisure, Modern Bride, Consumers Digest, Chief Executive, and The Arizona Daily Star, among other publications. In addition, he previously worked as a celebrity journalist, interviewing Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Charlton Heston, and others for magazines such as Rocky Road, Preview, and L.A. Weekly. Robert is an avid scuba diver, swimmer, reader, traveler, and a law enforcement and military enthusiast. He lives in Colorado with his wife and four children. Robert’s first novel painted a scenario so frighteningly real that six Hollywood producers were bidding on movie rights before the novel was completed. His acclaimed debut novel, Comes A Horseman, is. . .

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Maid Marian by Elsa Watson – just a review

For as long as I can remember I have always been a fan of Robin Hood legend. Movies and books alike have told various versions that I have soaked up and loved. Earlier this year I found the best ever with the first two installations of Stephen Lawhead‘s triology Hood and Scarlet. Those two books being from the perspective of, of course, Robin Hood (Bran) and Will Scarlet. This book fits right in!! I know that Elsa Watson is her own author and nothing to do with the former, but really this tale fits well into the mix. Here you have a version of the historic bard tale written in a way never read before. Of course the setting is different, so don’t get me wrong, but what I mean is the perspective.This book is the retelling from Marian’s point of view. Through Elsa’s words she is as real as. . .

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Disclaimer per say

So I’ve made a discovery and a decision. When I’m posting reviews I am going to post what I find in it’s original color, most commonly black and when I add to it, I’m going to write in purple. This way when I look at it, I know what I wrote versus what I found elsewhere. I don’t want to confuse myself or anyone else intentionally as to what are my words or someone else’s. Make sense? I hope so!

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Surrender Bay by Denise Hunter

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducing SURRENDER BAY (Thomas Nelson November 6, 2007) by Denise Hunter ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too! In addition to Surrender Bay, the second Nantucket book releases in April 2008. The title is The Convenient Groom and features Kate Lawrence, a relationship advice columnist, whose groom dumps her on her wedding day. Denise is currently at work on the third Nantucket book (Oct 2008) which is untitled so far. ABOUT THE BOOK:When Sam’s estranged step-father dies, she inherits his ocean-front cottage. . .

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The Return by Austin Boyd: an introduction

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing THE RETURN(Navpress Publishing Group July 13, 2007) by Austin Boyd ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Austin Boyd writes from his experience as a decorated Navy pilot, spacecraft engineer and an astronaut candidate finalist. Austin lives with his wife Cindy and four children in America’s “Rocket City”–Huntsville, Alabama, where he directs business development for a large NASA and defense contractor. His creative talents include inspirational fiction and poetry, finely crafted reproduction colonial furniture, archery and long distance cycling. He serves his community as an advocate for a crisis pregnancy center and as a motivational speaker in the area of lifestyle evangelism. THE RETURN is part of the Mars Hill Classified Series with The Evidence and The Proof ABOUT THE BOOK: IS SEEING BELIEVING?Six years after completing a manned mission to the Red Planet, Admiral John Wells is set to make another journey to Mars. But. . .

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Welcome to Creative Madness that Makes Me Myself! I am a young mama to a darling girl born in the summer of 2009 and so excited about all the new products out for Maternity, Baby and Family. I thoroughly test and review a varying array of products (family-friendly) and will include pictures and perhaps even video when available. My start was with books, but now I am branching out to let other mommies know what I love most! Please email me if you are interested in having a review posted on Creative Madness and we can figure out what comes next. My reviews are guaranteed to be honest with positive thoughts even if my overall view is negative. I will not promise a glowing review for something that does not earn it, but I will always find the good within. As an avid reader, I am happy to hear from. . .

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