February 24, 2018

Book Tour: Megan's Munchkins



Middle Grade Fiction
Date Published: September 12, 2017
Publisher: Sonny’s Legacy Publishing

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Not everything hidden in the closet is scary, even if it’s furry and has sharp claws! Every teenager’s dream come true and every parent’s worst nightmare, Megan’s Munchkins is a short and sweet tale about a middle-school girl finding, quite by accident, the pet she had always wanted. Plus three more! It’s almost Spring break and adventurous thirteen-year-old Megan Thompson finds four tiny day-old kittens in the park and makes a decision on the spot that will turn her life upside-down. What does a young girl do who has been told by her parents over and over again that she may not have a pet? In Megan’s mind, there is no question. She must save these motherless newborns, even if it means keeping them a secret from her mom and dad. The next five weeks are an exhausting blur of vet visits, endless cycles of feeding schedules, household chores, homework and sneaking around, but Megan has never been happier in her whole life. The kittens grow quickly and begin to venture out into the world beyond the closet. Megan knows it is only a matter of time before she must tell her parents about her secret. Fate steps in and her secret is discovered. What will happen to her precious babies now?

Megan continued eating her breakfast, as her mind focused on her plan.  Her dad’s question brought her back to the present, “Do you have much homework to do?”  Homework!  Yes, I will say I have tons of homework!  I can stay with the kittens for sure with that excuse.  Megan blurted out the first assignment she could think of, “I have a book report due after spring break, so I’ll be finishing reading the book and doing the report.”  Her mom asked, “Are you enjoying the book?  What are you reading?”  Megan quickly answered with the first title she thought of and added, “It took me awhile to get into it, but now I’m enjoying it.”  Her parents seemed satisfied with her responses. Megan really wanted to let the conversation end. She had to get back upstairs to her babies, but she wasn’t going to leave the table without finishing her plan.  “Can I help you with the yard work this morning, Dad?”  Her dad looked surprised, so it took him a moment before he answered,“I can’t refuse an offer like that.”  “I can clean out the garage too this week if you’d like.”  “You really are serious about a pet, aren’t you?”  “Yes.”  “Alright, you can do the mowing today, and clean the garage this week. We’ll see how that goes, before I give you any other chores.”  “Thanks, Dad.  I’ll do it.”  Megan quickly cleared her plate, and excused herself from the table, before she was forced to lie              again.   As Megan hurried upstairs, she thought,​Alright, my parents see a change in me already. I will have them convinced I can handle a pet after this week. Not having to hide the kittens will make working during spring break worth it.  Back in her room, Megan mixed up the kitten formula, and decided it was time to settle on their names. ​Mom’s right, the kittens won’t change personality based on their names. I know just what their names will be.  Megan grab bed the light grey tiger-striped kitten, the only girl, to feed first. Megan glanced at her list of names as the kitten suckled. “I like Daisy and Misty for you. I almost added Pumpkin, but you are not orange so that doesn't fit you. I think I am going to name you Misty, since you are the color of a foggy morning.”  Megan kissed the top of Misty’s head gently as she replaced her in the box.  She picked up the solid gray kitten next to feed. As he suckled, she talked softly, “Now for you, little boy. I am considering Cosmo and Gizmo. ”Megan stared at him thoughtfully for a minute and continued, “I am going to name you Gizmo. It’s unique, and you are unique because you don’t have tiger-stripes like your siblings.”

Megan cuddled Gizmo gently before replacing him in the box. Megan then picked up the larger of the two black and brown tiger-striped kittens. She got him started on his bottle and said,“Now for you, little guy, I am torn between Petey and Harley. I really like both names, but I think Petey is the one that best suits you.  So, you will be Petey.”  Megan finished caring for Petey and with a meow of protest, into the box he went with his siblings.  Megan lifted the tiny black and brown tiger-striped kitten onto her lap. As he started drinking, Megan said, “You are definitely the smallest. I know exactly what I am going to call you. I know I had Simba on the list for you,but that
is not right. The name for you is Chip.” Chip stopped eating for a moment, and gave her a little mew, as if he was quite content with his new name.  She felt happily satisfied as she put Chip back in with the others. Yes,her kittens now had names and her parents were impressed with her initiative. Megan was pleased with the way her plan was working so far. She knew she had more obstacles to overcome, but for now, Megan focused her attention on her kittens. She spent time talking to and cuddling the kittens. It was fun to talk to them, now that she could call them by name. If how they were raised was going to affect their personality, Megan would be the best mom she could be to her babies.  She would raise these kittens to be the sweetest, friendliest cats ever.  With the kitten snapping in their box next to her, Megan’s turned her attention to her research on kitten care. The sound of the garage door going up pulled Megan away from the computer twenty minutes later. She knew her dad was expecting her outside, so she offered the bottle to each kitten before heading to the yard.   She didn't mind mowing the lawn or doing the dusting and vacuuming. She smiled to herself as she worked. I have new pets to care for. This spring break will be perfect. I just have to prove to my parents that I can handle the responsibility.  The time passed quickly and soon it was time to feed the kittens again.  After lunch, as her mom left to go shopping with Stacey, Megan retreated to her room. She pulled the kitten’s box from her closet. She researched kitten care on her laptop and spent time with her babies. Megan was grateful that her dad had brought some work home with him. The fact that he was busy in the kitchen while she was upstairs, meant she wasn’t forced to lie any more. ​I have only had the kittens twenty-four hours and I have had to lie during every conversation.
​ With her parents working next week, Megan would have endless time with her babies with no sneaking around.   I just have to get through tonight and tomorrow, she thought.  At dinner that night, Megan listened to her parents talk.  “Stacey and I found the cutest onesies on sale today. We got one with a monkey and another with a dump truck. I can’t wait to take pictures of our grandson in all these clothes. Aren’t you excited to be a​ ​grandparent, honey?”
“Mm-hm,”her dad answered absent mindedly​. “I still can’t believe they moved the deadline upon us. They expect us to have the same hundred-page report done two weeks earlier.”   Megan’s dad had been with the same company for as long as Megan could remember. The small                                   amount of gray that now peppered his brown hair made him look distinguished and fit with his title  of account manager.  With the conversation not focused on her, Megan’s thoughts wandered. ​I’ve always said I’d have a house full of pets when I grew up. Now, I don’t have to wait anymore to have pets.
​ When dinner was over, Megan moved quickly as she helped clear the table and load the dishwasher.  Back in her room, she smiled as she fed her four hungry babies. Once they were back asleep,               Megan left the box on her bed and went back to her laptop, to continue reading about raising kittens.   Suddenly, there was a knock on the door.  Megan startled, and quickly slid the kitten box under the bed.  “I’m working, come in.”   Her mom peered into her room and froze. Her mouth partially opened in disbelief. “Your room looks great, sweetie.” She came in and looked around, “Your clothes are hung up and folded. The trash is off the floor, and everything is organized.  I’m very impressed.”  Megan said, “Thanks, Mom, I’m trying.” Megan’s heart pounded in her ears, and she silently prayed that the kittens would stay quiet.  Her mom nodded. “I came up here to see if you wanted to watch a movie with Dad and me.”  Megan usually would have jumped at the chance for a movie night with her parents. It meant her dad’s delicious popcorn and getting to pick a movie off pay-per-view. But tonight Megan was                               consumed with learning about raising the kittens, and she didn't want to stop. “I’d like to, Mom,but  I just started working on my computer.”  “Okay,” her mom said, looking around the room one last time.“Come say good night before you go to bed.”  “I will,” Megan replied.  Her mom left the room and Megan grabbed the box from under the bed. She checked on the kittens who were still sound asleep. She sighed and collapsed on the bed, whispering to her four babies, “That was close.”  She continued working on researching kitten development for a while before taking a shower. She fed the kittens again.  ​So cute and tiny, she thought to herself as they drank.  It was now after 9 p.m., so she ran downstairs to say goodnight to her parents.   When she returned to her room, all four kittens were awake, so she offered them all the bottle again. She put the box on the floor next to her bed, as she got up to turn off the lights. As she crawled under the covers, she whispered, “Good night, babies.  See you in the morning.”


Megan’s Munchkins was adorable. Though it did something some books rarely do. That is the fact we get to learn about kitten care though not like we are getting bogged down with information all the time like a kitten book.

It as if Megan want to prove to her parents that can take care of a pet. Though she makes mistakes along the way. We see she how she changes and that of her parents. She afraid to tell her parents that she found them.

Will Megan's fear over rule and or will she tell her parents. We see her determination and struggle to want to tell her parents. She doe take on the responsibility of the kittens. She know she want them to live and not die.

Her family does not know other then her brother. Though will she face and accept the mistakes and learn from them. You will need to find out by reading. Her parents see the changes but they get a little upset when they find out what she been hiding.


About the Author


Pamela Foland grew up in Plano, Texas. Her love of animals started at a very young age. As a child, she was constantly bringing home stray dogs, and injured birds. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Business in 2005. As an adult, her love of animals has only grown stronger. Pamela has worked in numerous pet hotels as a dog trainer and is certified to teach pet first aid and CPR. All her experience with pets culminated four years ago when Pamela found and raised an abandoned litter of day-old kittens. Not able to part with any of these now-grown babies, Pamela enjoys going home to her ‘little munchkins’ every night. This experience gave Pamela the inspiration for her series debut, Megan’s Munchkins. Pamela will always have a special affinity with Megan, because of their shared experiences. There are few experiences in life more compelling than saving the life of another being.



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February 20, 2018

Book Tour: Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay

Book Title: Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay
Author: Shani Muhammad, Patrick Muhammad
Genres: Children
Publisher: 5 Star Representatives
Publish Date: October 23rd 2013 (40 Pages, Paperback)
Disclaimer:  I received this book from Pump your books for free and for a book tour. This is my honesty review
Description: "Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay" is a picture book, based on a true story. It details the journey of an entrepreneur, Patrick Muhammad through the eyes of a child. The book uses illustrations that are vivid and lively words, to explain the road little Patrick took to the world of entrepreneurship. This book shows the reader how Patrick turned his passion of baking into a full-fledged business for himself. This book plants an entrepreneurial seed in today's youth and demonstrates how their passion can someday become their profession.
Patrick turn his play into pay is really a good book for children. Did you ever know that what you enjoy the most could become a business of some sort. Patrick show this though this baking and learning to cook with his grandmother.

Patrick does what all children do when something breaks. Once he hears that his parents can not help. He get the idea about backing or what learned when he was young and visiting his grandmother.

His friend helps with a sign for this business. It a sweet. The pictures tell the story. I like the pictures and they are done well. There educational in the book as well.

South Florida based janitor turned serial entrepreneur, Patrick Muhammad took what some would call an unconventional route to his newest venture. “What I do now has evolved. It truly took my passion and has turned it into a profession for me. I can see myself mentoring and sharing my story with young people easily for the next 20 years. I love talking to young people and showing them, what entrepreneurship looks like. I love sharing my stories of how I came to be. I didn’t just wake up one day and have all the answers. My wife and I bumped our head A LOT. I just want to say to them, look…here’s the blueprint. Start now, don’t wait until you’re 30. Passion has no age requirement, and has no limit on how many you can have. I started out as a janitor, then became a baker now I am into motivational speaking. They just have to have the passion and guidance. Anything is possible.”

“Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay” is the 1st book in a series of children’s books authored by husband and wife writing partners, Shani and Patrick Muhammad. The idea for the book was created one night while trying to explain the reason there was a gigantic, neon, pink and orange food-truck, now sitting in their front yard to their then 4 year-old Qadeer. Patrick and his wife came up with the idea that they would write a keepsake item for all their children, detailing the road they took to becoming entrepreneurs. The primary message is simple. By tapping into your passion early in life you can turn your playdays into paydays. Once the book was published they both realized that the story could not only inspire their own children to entrepreneurship, but others as well. Shani figured out how to self-publish it and Patrick would take it to different youth groups in his community. “I began shopping the book around to childcare centers and non-profits that served young people in the projects and the adults loved it. “They really loved the idea that it was based on a true story and that the message was coming from a black male perspective. A story their children could relate to. The images were brown like them and I just always got a positive response. We took that book everywhere with us, and the response was this is a message that’s needed. Children can’t be what they can’t see.”

Patrick currently lives in South Florida with his wife and three of his youngest five children. He has a passion for planting the seed of entrepreneurship and carving out wealth building opportunities for his children’s generation. When he’s not writing books he’s on tour, speaking to groups of young people about basic principles of financial literacy and the benefits of early investing using cryptocurrency as a vehicle to establish future financial goals. When he’s not doing that…he’s on a creek with a fishing pole in his hand.

Shani Muhammad has been married to Patrick for 17 years now. Together they have 5 children and 3 grandchildren. Shani has spent the past 15 years in a classroom as a teacher. She too is a serial entrepreneur and has in the past owned a one-price shoe store, group homes and several online businesses. When she’s not working on the next children’s book in their series, she too enjoys researching and investing in crypto currencies and planning her family’s next “staycation.”

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February 19, 2018

Book Spotlight: PATRICK TURNS HIS PLAY INTO PAY

PATRICK TURNS HIS PLAY INTO PAY by Patrick and Shani Muhammad, Children's Book, 40 pp., $10.00 (paperback)



Title: PATRICK TURNS HIS PLAY INTO PAY
Authors: Patrick & Shani Muhammad
Publisher: 5 Star Publishing
Pages:40
Genre: Children's Book


The first book in a series, “Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay”, details the journey of an entrepreneur, through the eyes of a child. The book uses vivid illustrations and lively words, to explain the road little Patrick took into the world of entrepreneurship.  It demonstrates the benefits of tapping into your passion early in life.  “Patrick” tapped into his passion of baking to help solve a money problem.  This book also shows the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.  You witness a 9-year old take the power and control of his future into his own hands. You also see what happens when “Patrick” finds help in a friend, to help grow his business. Above all, this book motivates both young and young at heart and serves as a reminder that we all have the ability to turn our playdays into paydays.

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“I didn’t have a dime, I only had a clue. Thanks to madea…I knew just what to do!”

“After reading this book, you’ll find out how I turned my playdays into paydays.”


“Just because baking is what you and I do for play, nowhere is it written, that it can’t become your pay.”


South Florida based janitor turned serial entrepreneur, Patrick Muhammad took what some would call an unconventional route to his newest venture.  “What I do now has evolved.  It truly took my passion and has turned it into a profession for me. I can see myself mentoring and sharing my story with young people easily for the next 20 years.  I love talking to young people and showing them, what entrepreneurship looks like. I love sharing my stories of how I came to be.  I didn’t just wake up one day and have all the answers.  My wife and I bumped our head A LOT.  I just want to say to them, look…here’s the blueprint.  Start now, don’t wait until you’re 30.  Passion has no age requirement, and has no limit on how many you can have. I started out as a janitor, then became a baker now I am into motivational speaking. They just have to have the passion and guidance. Anything is possible.”

“Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay” is the 1st book in a series of children’s books authored by husband and wife writing partners, Shani and Patrick Muhammad. The idea for the book was created one night while trying to explain the reason there was a gigantic, neon, pink and orange food-truck, now sitting in their front yard to their then 4 year-old Qadeer.   Patrick and his wife came up with the idea that they would write a keepsake item for all their children, detailing the road they took to becoming entrepreneurs.  The primary message is simple. By tapping into your passion early in life you can turn your playdays into paydays.  Once the book was published they both realized that the story could not only inspire their own children to entrepreneurship, but others as well. Shani figured out how to self-publish it and Patrick would take it to different youth groups in his community.   “I began shopping the book around to childcare centers and non-profits that served young people in the projects and the adults loved it.  “They really loved the idea that it was based on a true story and that the message was coming from a black male perspective. A story their children could relate to.  The images were brown like them and I just always got a positive response.  We took that book everywhere with us, and the response was this is a message that’s needed.  Children can’t be what they can’t see.”

Patrick currently lives in South Florida with his wife and three of his youngest five children.  He has a passion for planting the seed of entrepreneurship and carving out wealth building opportunities for his children’s generation. When he’s not writing books he’s on tour, speaking to groups of young people about basic principles of financial literacy and the benefits of early investing using cryptocurrency as a vehicle to establish future financial goals. When he’s not doing that…he’s on a creek with a fishing pole in his hand.

Shani Muhammad has been married to Patrick for 17 years now.  Together they have 5 children and 3 grandchildren.   Shani has spent the past 15 years in a classroom as a teacher. She too is a serial entrepreneur and has in the past owned a one-price shoe store, group homes and several online businesses. When she’s not working on the next children’s book in their series, she too enjoys researching and investing in crypto currencies and planning her family’s next “staycation.”

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Book Tour: THE ADVENTURES OF MITEE MITE Collection (Series)

Book Title: THE ADVENTURES OF MITEE MITE Collection
Author: David John
Genres: Children, Picture Book
Series: THE ADVENTURES OF MITEE MITE
Publisher: Mitee Mite
Publish Date: 2016-11-01 (120 Pages in series, Paperback)
Disclaimer: I received this series from Pump your Book Book Tour. I am doing this for an honest review.
Description: Mitee Mite was created to help children learn while having fun!When children enter grade school, many are behind in the basic life skills of telling time, dates, measurements. Mitee Mite addresses these issues and helps teach these skills in a way that is relatable, memorable and fun. This collection includes all five of the original Adventures of Mitee Mite!

Building on a desire to teach children about time, shapes, measurements, and money, author David John created THE ADVENTURES OF MITEE MITE series. In the same way that many of us learned our ABCs, the book and app (available on Google Play and iTunes) collection helps young readers learn how many seconds are in a minute, the number of sides different shapes contain, and more, using a catchy tune that captures their attention and motivates learning.
Focusing on children from age 3 to 11 years old, THE ADVENTURES OF MITEE MITE book and app series offers its readers a dynamic female superhero, Mitee Mite, as their guide through the often tricky terrain involved with mastering time, shapes, measurements, and money. In her matching red cape and boots, Mitee Mite, accompanied by her alarm clock sidekick, Terry the Ticker, activates her superpowers by using her manners, respecting others, and accurately answering questions in the games she encounters during her adventures.
The five books in THE ADVENTURES OF MITEE MITE book and app series include The Time Frame Game and The Time Frame Game Advanced, which break down seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years to teach readers the fundamentals of time. The Measuring Game explores the components of feet, yards, and miles, as well as cups, pints, quarts, and gallons. Mitee Mite teaches kids about currency in The Money Game and dives into a colorful world of triangles, squares, hexagons, and more in The Shape Game. The companion song for this series (available at www.miteemite.com) helps kinds absorb the skills in an enjoyable and interactive way.
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The Adventures of Mitee Mite is a good teaching and learning collection of books. They make it fun for children with a math. The children will learn Time, Money, Shapes, Measurements. It was done really nicely.

The author does a good job with the learning, The pictures are done well. I love that you get several different answers to choose from and try and guess the answer. When you turn the page you will get the answer to Question or to what you were getting the right answer.

It a neat idea and good for young learning and has trouble with their shapes, Measurements and Time, and money. It enjoys it and it believes this is a good concept for parents and children to do together and it funs.




David John is the author of The Adventures of Mitee Mite book and app series. The series follows the adventures of superhero Mitee Mite and her sidekick, Terry the Ticker. The five titles in the series are The Time Frame Game (Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9860919-0-2; Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9860919-6-4), The Measuring Game (Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9860919-2-6), The Money Game (Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9860919-4-0), The Shape Game (Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9860919-3-3), and The Time Frame Game Advanced (Softcover ISBN: 978-0-9860919-5-7). Complementary apps for each book are available on Google Play and iTunes.  The companion song is available at the website:  www.miteemite.com.
David lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife and daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing hockey, and creating new stories for The Adventures of Mitee Mite book and app series.

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February 8, 2018

Review: The Englisher

Book Title: The Englisher
Author: Beverly Lewis
Genres: Novels, Historical Fiction, Romance, Adult, Christian, Spirituality, Inspirational, Christian Fiction, Christian Romance, Amish Fiction
Series: Annie's People (#2)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publish Date: May 1st 2006 (346 Pages, Paperback)
Disclaimer: This book was given to me by my grandmother.
Description: Annie Zook struggles to keep her promise to her preacher father to abandon her art and prove her worthiness to "join church." At the same time she is dangerously close to succumbing to another forbidden desire--a relationship with the handsome Englisher whose interest in her is more than mere curiosity. Yet Ben Martin has secrets of his own...


The Englisher appear the focus of this story or mostly part of the story. Beverly does do this gradually. Annie Zook has some struggles to keep the promises that she made with her father who by the way is the preachers.

We go through the struggles with Annie. There another struggle that going on as well. Zeke is struggling with something and it does take the whole book to figure it out. There are surprises and twists throughout the book.

Ben Martin as come to Amish county and has his own secrets. He comes to work in the tack shop. He keeps his secret of what brought him there. He seems to run into Annie. Lou had come and is staying with her pen pal Annie. Lou is embracing the Amish and their ways. Will Lou be back or will she leave.


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February 7, 2018

Review: Hidden

Book Title: Hidden
Author: Vannetta Chapman
Genres: Romance, Mystery, Christian Fiction, Suspense
Series: Jacobs Family #1
Publisher: Create Space
Publish Date: September 30, 2014 (397 Pages, Kindle Edition)
Disclaimer: I bought this book though Amazon with a gift card given to me from the author/publisher. My review is honest and was not influenced by anyone.
Description: Hidden—A Christian romantic suspense Home is where our story begins ... DANA JACOBS would rather forget the night of tragedy and violence that marred her childhood. She is now supervisor in charge of the Department of Homeland Security in Taos, New Mexico. Her team is prepared to handle any threat—biological, chemical, conventional, cyber, even nuclear. BENJAMIN MARSHALL i
Hidden is a story. Vannetta Chapman does a wonderfully job with the plot of this book. It action packed from the beginning to the end. You are pulled into this book from first few pages.

You think this book is a thriller from the way it written and told. We learn about Ben Marshall and Dana Jacobs. We are surprised and twists. What is Dana running from? She does not tell us or do we discover completely until end. I do not want to spoil it for you.

Jacobs has a staff of some dedicated members and it to Homeland security. We know someone is after something or someone. There a call that comes in at the school as if it a bomb but you do not now and then there an attack or threat of one. It gets more action packed from there.

If you are a thriller, Mystery, action fan, you get many it all. Though it looks like there some Christian talk in here about god. I mean there is some if not more than enough. Will Dana get over her fears or will she not?




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February 6, 2018

Becoming Bea

Book Title: Becoming Bea
Author: Leslie Gould
Genres: Christian Fiction, Amish Fiction, Romance, Fiction
Series: The Courtships of Lancaster County (#4)
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Publish Date: October 21st 2014 (345 Pages, Paperback)
Disclaimer: I received the copy from a giveaway or maybe Goodreads Early Reader. I cannot remember exactly. My review is honsesty and is not stipulated by author or publisher.
Description: Beatrice Zook knows God wants her to learn patience toward others. When assisting a family overwhelmed by triplets proves surprisingly successful, her confidence in dealing with others, both young and old, grows.

One person she’ll never be able to find peace with though is Ben Rupp. They’ve known each other forever, and Ben understands precisely how to antagonize her. What neither she nor Ben will admit is that beneath all their bickering, attraction awaits. When friends decide to try and bring the couple together, will the pair be able to find true love? Or will they damage their relationship beyond repair?


Becoming Bea is about a girl and family. It looks into the relationship of Bea and Ben. They both have trouble communicating with one another. Bea hears Nan has just had triplets from a member of her community.

She wants to help out and so offers. There is matchmaking going on. Will Bea lean to communicate or will she not. She believes she made to be a spinner or old maid as the Amish like to call it.

The author does a decent job. Thought the plot of the story make me wonder what it really about. We do know that Molly is married. Bea does not want to move and be with her older sister and her husband.

Like I stated the author is good. It just do not know what the main plot of the story is about other than Ben and Bea have problems with communications. You figure that out early enough. Now if the author plot is to see the couple can figure it out and finally get together. Maybe what it was about. But to me it was unclear exactly what the plot was about.

The author does wonderfully for Minding Molly and Courting Cate and their plots. It not so confusing as Becoming Bea. Maybe it to see how Bea grows from a girl to a young woman.

You have the option to read it and decide yourselves. I believe this is an okay book. My only problem with the story and book is the plot nothing more.





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February 3, 2018

Cover Reveal: The Silent Song of Winter







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Series: Seasons
Genre:  
Historical, Romance
Publisher: Bird’s Nest Books
Publication date: February 28, 2018
When all the noise has gone silent, all that is left is her song.
The southern town of Saisons lies at the crossroads between North and South, progressive and genteel antebellum life. Between East and West, between history and heritage, and new frontiers. Downton Abbey meets Gone With the Wind.
It’s 1912, in a world where slavery is dying and women’s rights are rising, and four young women who once shared a bond—and experienced a tragedy—question their own truths.
Pearl had lived under the impossible taskmaster of perfection. Nothing she does or ever did pleased her mother. And nothing she ever did could disappoint her father.
Caught up in the mystery of her friend’s curious—and secretive—return, Pearl wrestles with her own decisions, and flees lest her own secrets are exposed.

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I’ve always had voices—er, stories in my head. I once said I should write them all down so someone could write them someday. I had no idea at the time that someone was me!
I have been writing since 1995, and began working in earnest on my debut novel, Tessa in 2013.  Meanwhile, I cranked out a few dozen poems, made countless notes for story ideas, and earned my BFA in Interior Design.  I lived with depression for many years, and the inherent feelings of worthlessness and invisibility; I didn’t want to be who I was and struggled with my own identity for many years.  My characters face many of these same demons.
I write stories of identity conflict. My characters encounter situations that force the question, “Who am I really?” For all who have ever wondered who you are or why you’re here, my stories will touch you in a very real—maybe too real—and a very deep way. I know, I write from experience.
 

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