I wasn’t sure I was going to finish this book at first. The beginning was a bit disjointed, didn’t like the characters or the action much.
I think the book was supposed to start off with a bang…which I guess it did, unfortunately not in the way intended by the author.
After about 20% the book got much better and I enjoyed the read.
There’s lots of action, seems like everyone they talk to get killed. The whole gargoyle premise was fun, it’s just not something we see too often. Unfortunately, Mr. Gargoyle is a super hot superjerk. There’s a very detailed love scene early in the book. He seems to enjoy himself very much and then turns into Mr. Stone Cold (pun intended).
overall I liked the book. But it could have been a lot better. I think I would read a sequel with the hopes that it is written better than the first. This read like a first effort of a new author, so was disappointing from a best selling author like Christine Warren.
Random, but interesting
A few weeks ago, General Colin L. Powell created an overnight Internet sensation by posting an image of himself, taken in the 1950s. The image, capturing the young and dapper Powell in black-and-white, was a direct response to the “selfie” taken by Ellen DeGeneres at the 2014 Oscars. General Powell boldly proclaimed that he “was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks,” and told Ellen to “eat her heart out.”
Besides General Powell’s Facebook post, Ellen’s selfie drew the attention of President Obama. The President, appearing on Ellen’s talk show, seemed a bit sore that the star-filled Oscar photo drew more Twitter retweets than his selfie with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, taken at the funeral of Nelson Mandela…
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Stumbled across this by fluke….funny how that happens just at the right time.
As I sit here to write this article, I’m in our hotel room overlooking the beach. The waves sound so close you feel like you can put your hand out the window and touch them. My girlfriend is making coffee. Her tanned skin is accentuated even further by the stark white walls. The rays of sun are coming through the blinds signaling a new day has begun. Michael Bublé is permeating the room from my laptop speakers.
Next to me on the table is this month’s copy of Esquire, the cover of which is beckoning us with “84 Things A Man Should Do Before He Dies.” And I sit here thinking to myself – no matter how many failures I face or how hard life becomes, I refuse to settle.
You can settle for less than you deserve in many areas of life. A job you can’t stand going to…
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This one was hard for me to rate and review.
Usually books that contain too many references to God or sound preachy are a DNF for me. But this one wasn’t like that.
First, it’s not preachy at all.
Second, it does have many references to God, but you can substitute “Higher Power”, “Spirit”, or the name of the God you worship, and the meditation for that day immediately applies to any faith.
This is one that I want to buy in paper format and use for my daily meditation practice. It’s a beautiful book.
Lots of basic information to help a family to transition to gluten-free eating.
delicious looking pictures of every recipe, which is a feature I love.
There are great tips to involve kids in the cooking process, which is also a feature I love.
This book really is geared towards the whole family, well written and informative.
This is an extremely well-written and detailed book.
Ellen Dugan obviously knows the topic and has shared great information. Each chapter gives general information, and then step-by-step instructions.
I don’t practice, but I have always had a keen interest in the subject of Magick. This book is a great resource for a novice or an experienced person alike.
If you have any interest in fashion, then you have to read this.
If you have any interest in the art of dress making or sewing, then you have to read this.
If you have any interest in historical development, great illustrations, funny and at the same time informative writing, then you have to read this.
This book is like a biography of dress.
Darlene Quinn’s books remind me of the “Woman of Substance” series by Barbara Taylor Bradford, which I first read in the 80s and loved.
These sweeping sagas are so rare now, so I thoroughly enjoyed this read.
Power, money, intrigue, scandal, greed, sex, more money, more power and more greed. It’s fantastic, fast-paced, and utterly delicious.
I love reading historical fiction, so I jumped all over this one, when I was offered the chance to review.
And I’m very happy for the opportunity to read it.
There’s lots of action and sub-plots at the beginning and the writing is great.
There are parts with lots of action, like the battle scenes, but there are also long stretches at sea, which could be tedious to read, but surprisingly aren’t. I thought it was very interesting to catch this glimpse of what life on board a ship at that time would have been like. The characters are all well developed with very distinctive personalities.
overall a book that could have been bad, but isn’t. A story that could have been boring but it riveting.