Thursday, December 29, 2011

QUEEN OF COMMON CENTS

Title:  Queen of Common Cents
Author:  Michelle Snow
Publisher:  Cedar Fort, Inc
Available:  Now
Source:  Publisher


Genre:  Non-fiction
Page Count:  136
Rating:  G




About the Book:
Whether in the kitchen, laundry room, bathroom, out in the garden, or on vacation, bestselling author Michelle Snow will help you save time, money, and resources with her everyday tips and facts that work for everyone . . . even you! This is a must-have book for every person who wants to make life a little easier and their pocket book a little fatter!


My Take:
It may be a small book but it packs a mighty wallop!  There is a little bit of something for everyone.  From how to save in the kitchen using your freezer to how to make awesome presents for little money it's all in there.  While there were some tips that I'll probably never use, there is still quite a bit that I have already put into place.  Very easily read in bite size chunks that doesn't take too much time.  It's also pretty easy to navigate, it's all set up in different catagories, from cleaning to transportation to..well you get the idea.   Some tips are quite easy to practice and some may take some time to ease into to, but like my grandma always said, "A penny saved is a penny earned," and this book will definitely help you save those pennies for more important things like...ummm...well..BOOKS!  


Recommendation:  Buy it and put it to use today!  Ready to read more reviews about this book?  Visit Cedar Fort to see the rest of the Blog Tour Calendar.




About the Author:

Michelle has published 3 books and over 25 articles (in peer reviewed professional and scientific journals) and has presented her public health research at national and international conferences.
Michelle and her family reside in Utah. They are kept company by their dog, Lady Isabella of Bromfield, four pet chickens, Hog Mama, Gertie, Argee, and Puffy Cheeks, and two cats, Senorita Peachalina Gato and Archimedes.

You can visit Michelle at:
Facebook
Michelle Scott Website
Michelle Scott Blog
Book Poster Page



Monday, December 26, 2011

BEST OF 2011 GIVEAWAY


This is actually one of my favorite hops because I get to hop through all the blogs and see what was every one's favorite for the past year!  Thank you to Kathy at I am a Reader, Not a Writer for hosting yet another awesome giveaway!

And now..for my favorites!

Christian Fiction:
Southern Fried Sushi 
by 
Jennifer Rogers Spinola

YA
Divergent 
by 
Veronica Roth

Adult Fiction
The Night Circus 
by 
Erin Morgenstern

Middle Grade
Liesl and Pa
by
Lauren Oliver

Picture Book
If You Give a Dog a Donut
by
Laura Numeroff

I will ship internationally  via Book Depository if necessary, if for some reason the book is not available the winner can pick another book from that genre.  
Make sure you mark your choice of book!
You have to follow some way!  
Up to Four Entries!


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Thursday, December 22, 2011

ENDURING LIGHT

Title:  Enduring Light
Author: Carla Kelly
Publisher:  Cedar Fort Books
Available:  Now
Source:  Publisher

pages:  392 pages
Genre:  LDS Fiction
Series:  Borrowed Light
Rating:  PG


About the Book:  
Julia Darling is finally able to marry Paul Otto for eternity. But it’s a harsh world for a rancher in turn-of-the-century Wyoming, especially a Mormon rancher. When alienation and threats begin, Julia must prove she’s her husband’s equal in strength and endurance as she learns to let go of scars on the outside and inside. 

Bestselling author Carla Kelly has woven a new story of a determined rancher, his wife, and how they discover the depths of love.



My Take:
Let me start by saying I haven't read much about the LDS (Church of the Latter Day Saints), so I wasn't sure what to expect.  I did know Carla is an exceptional romance writer so I thought this would be a great inspirational read.  I also didn't realize this was a sequel....I easily found myself caught up in the world of Julia and Paul...but I think I'll probably go back and read Borrowed Light just to catch up on some things that had happened that I want to know more about.  I did like this book.  Not knowing much of the Mormon religion I learned a little more about them and some of their early struggles in America.  Carla's writing hasn't changed at all, she just added more inspiration to her books but it's still quite easy to get lost in the voices of the past.  

Recommendation:
If you are looking for something a little different in a romance this is probably up your alley.  If you don't really care to learn more about another religion then I'd suggest you shy away, there is a lot of LDS religion.  The PG rating was because of all of the sexual innuendo...while the action always happens behind closed doors...you definitely get the idea of what is going on in their minds!  Other than those things...very well written and a fun book!

If you are looking for some more reviews or to find more at about Cedar Fort Books, check out 

About the Author:
She's well known as a Regency romance author but recently has turned to writing LDS romance.  She is the mother of five kids and turned to writing after working with the National Park Service as a ranger/historian.  She crochets and likes British crime fiction and talking about the Indian Wars.  If you want to learn more about Carla Kelly, visit her at  any of these places!





Wednesday, December 21, 2011

QUINN'S CHRISTMAS WISH {TOUR, GUEST POST & REVIEW}


Title:  Quinn's Christmas Wish
Author:  Lawna Mackie
Publisher:  CreateSpace/Kindle
Available:  Now via Kindle
Source:  Author via Bewitching Book Tours
Pages:  178 pages

Rating:  R
Genre:  Romance




I really enjoyed hearing from Lawna and hearing why Christmas is her favorite time of the year! I hope you do too!


I always wanted to write a Christmas story so when the opportunity arose I jumped at it. QUINN’S CHRISTMAS WISH tugged on my heartstrings. Hopefully it will have the same effect on you.
Before I wrote this novella I’d never written anything historical, and certainly never anything containing both historical and paranormal. I love reading paranormal Christmas stories. I think it’s the perfect recipe.
The wolf in my story has personal meaning for me. In my lifetime I’ve had the pleasure of knowing a wolf personally. That wolf was named Scram. I also knew a Lopa, and the third one didn’t have a name but was a beautiful sweet female who took a liking to me.
I can’t bear the thought of any animal dying, which is why I love paranormal stories. Nothing ever has to die if I don’t want them to. And of course, I never want them to. Even if they do die, they don’t have to stay dead. (Now I’m saying too much!)
I also have these wonderful Alaskan Malamutes in my life. My first malamute was named Bear and he died at age eleven. My second malamute was named Bandit, and he died at a young age of four and a half. He had epilepsy and died of a massive seizure. This was another reason why I wrote about the wolf in my store. People will just have to read QUINN’S CHRISTMAS WISH to understand exactly what I mean.
It’s my intent to have a sequel to this story where Quinn and Jazira have grown up. I actually can’t wait to write it. I hope people l have a chance to read it and leave me a note about writing the sequel.
It’s a great Christmas read! Curl up by a fire with a cup of hot chocolate or tea and enjoy.


About the Book:
As far as twelve-year old Quinn is concerned Christmas has lost its magic. Since his father’s death life has lost its sparkle. His mom is now a widow struggling to put food on the table. Quinn is no help, and the mysterious illness afflicting him only makes things worse. Even Christmas, complete with decorated trees, ribbons and bows has no meaning…then along comes Jazira.

Christmas Eve finds Quinn staring up at the adorned tree and muttering a quiet prayer. Will the Spirits of Christmas grant his wish, or will the evil surrounding Bandit Creek prevail once again?

My Take:
It's a sweet paranormal Christmas story!  I don't usually like shapeshifter books, but this was a good story.  A little too short..but now that I know she's planning on a sequel I feel a little better..lol  There is a little bit of everything in this book, despair, hopelessness, love, mystery and the paranormal aspect!  Wow..for such a short book she really crammed it in there but did it quite well.  There is a sex scene, not graphic enough to say it's erotica...but enough for me to say adults only please.  If you are in the mood for something a bit off the wall for this Christmas season (meaning historical paranormal romance)...you should check it out.

About the Author:
I have always believed in fairy tales and when I got tired of the old ones I would make up my own. Each story would have a hero and heroine, but they were anything but ttypical.


I devoured my first romance novel when I was a teenager. I couldn’t read them fast enough. Years later I stumbled across my first paranormal romance…an injustice would be done if I tried to explain my joy
when I found this genre of romance. My passion was finally in print.


Now, with the help of my bizarre dreams and crazy imagination, I have started to write and intend to share my stories with you. I hope you’ll love them as much as I do.


I am truly blessed. My husband and my animals are my inspiration. We live on a small acreage in Didsbury, Alberta, with our most beloved companions, Dozer, Daisy and Mandarin.


Happy reading everyone, I sure would love to hear from you.
www.lawnamackie.ca


Quinn’s Christmas Wish – December 1, 2011 available through Amazon and
Smashwords.


IMPOSSIBLE TO HOLD – December 19, 2011 released through Liquid Silver
Books http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com


ENCHANTMENT – January 13, 2012 released through Muse It Up Publishing
http://museituppublishing.com

REAL



Title:  Real
Author:  Stories by Shelley Malcolm
              Pictures by Terilee Dawn Ouimette
Publisher:  AuthorHouse
Available:  Now through Amazon and Barnes and Noble or from the Author
Source:   The authors via Litfuse


Pages:  150
Genre:  True Life Inspiration
Rating:  G


All Proceeds from Real go to various charities.  Please visit RealtheBook for more information.






Here's a sneak peak into The making of Real!




Q&A with Shelley Malcolm
Real
Thank you so much for stopping by my site today, Shelley. Your book Real is gorgeous. What prompted you to start this project?
Inspiration from a dream of similar images, that revealed the beauty in imperfections... the hand image is made beautiful by the life behind it, and it is a body part that is impossible to enhance or fake.

Is that why you chose the hands to symbolize a life lived?

The hand is more anonymous than a face or even eyes which show identity and emotion.  Also, they portray our work, our affection, our worry, scars, and even our mistakes...
What is unique about Real?
I believe the concept is unique, the layout is different, and it feels like reading a yearbook or journal.  It can easily serve as a devotional and it appeals to a widespread audience.
What do you hope the reader takes away after reading Real?
The simple pleasure of reading it, and more so, an appreciation of the beauty of authenticity of others or their own, and the "perfect plan of diversity". You can read more about this in my article on diversity located 
here. Pg. 35
With Christmas coming up, why would Real make a great gift for anyone on your gift list? 
Real is artistically beautiful, gentle and inspiring, and can be enjoyed by men or women of all ages. It is easy for all to relate to and feel comfortable with. The subject matter feels familiar, even though it’s new, and readers always relate and have something to say about their hands or their story. Real stimulates memories and discussion and has even been used in several ways: a memorial, a devotional, as a hostess gift, and other gifts of course. 

If you aren't sure about reading the book by now...here's a synopsis about the book as well as my review!
About the Book:
“Real,” is now available in hardcover. Malcolm delivers a remarkable work of inspiration with 60 biographical stories, each illustrated by a captivating photo by professional photographer Terilee Dawn Ouimette. The stories are deeply revealing, while the photos are anonymous, focusing only on each subject’s hands. Research for the coffee table-style book was accomplished through a series of interviews and photo shoots,
with subjects ranging from adolescent to elderly, from former gangster to humble homeless, international refugee to hero-housewife, from pro athlete to Hollywood celebrity. Focusing on her subjects’ hands instead of their faces allows Malcolm’s subjects to share more freely about their lives, tragedies, hopes, dreams, loves, and toils. Ouimette displays an uncanny ability to capture each character’s essence on film by depicting one of more sets of hands at work, at play, giving or receiving help. The result shows the genius of the project, the use of anonymity displaying a greater level of intimacy and vulnerability than might have been possible by any other means. Malcolm states that her inspiration for the book came from a dream with similar images, revealing the beauty in imperfections in a person’s hands. “The hand image is made beautiful by the life behind it,” she explains. “More anonymous than a face or even eyes which show identity and emotion, our hands portray our work, our affection, scars…even our mistakes.” According to photographer Ouimette, “People can feel even more connected to photographs of hands than faces. There is a little bit of mystery to each one – allowing the reader to visually connect with the inspiring story.” Confronting the importance of status and beauty in our society, “Real” honestly unveils the life stories of remarkable individuals through moving images and stories that range from tragic to hopeful to triumphant. Originally published in March 2011, the book has been popular among widely diverse groups including youth and teens, women, parents and grandparents, men between the ages of 35 – 65, craftsmen, surgeons, hand, massage and physical therapists and many others.

My Take:
I didn't read this book from front to back, I picked and chose the stories by what kind of inspiration I needed at the time. The book is broken into eleven different categories from Courage, Hope, Dreams to Purpose, Wisdom and Life and several others. It's perfect for those times when you want to know how someone else lives or what obstacle they may have overcome or when you just need to escape your own reality for a few moments.  
The pictures of the hands will make you stop and look at your own hands and decide if they are telling the story you want to pass on to your future generations or do we need to change something in our own life. I remember looking at my grandma's hands before she died and wondered how many stories I missed because I didn't take the time to ask her those questions. This book may lead you to look into the hands around you and ask them how they came to the place they are in their life now. It could also make us more open to let others into our lives by opening our hands to those around us. 
Not only is this a book to be treasured for the stories, but the pictures are just amazing. I'm sure it's been said by many other reviewers before me...but keep this book out in the open to be shared and treasured among the family and visitors alike. God made us unique in his own image and Real shows us that uniqueness through the hands and stories of people around the world.  

Recommendation: Pick it up for yourself, a friend and a stranger. But...don't take my word for it.. Check out Litfuse for more reviews!


About the Author:

While “Real” is her first published book, Malcolm is no stranger to creative projects, as co-owner and restorer of an historic chapel, La Perla del Mar in Shell Beach, CA, and a set designer
for theater and film. Shelley Malcolm was named Pismo Beach’s Citizen of the Year in 2011
for her extensive contributions and involvement in the community. Proceeds from the book
benefit the author’s favorite charities. Shelley Malcolm graduated from University of Southern
California with a degree in dental hygiene. Shelley Malcolm resides in Shell Beach, California
with her husband, Doug. Shelley has four adult children. Her interests include painting, drawing,
sculpting, building, playing piano and other musical instruments, outdoor activities including
hiking, ocean kayaking, running, water and snow-skiing, international travel, sewing, reading,
writing and others. For more information, please visit http://marthamartha.net/ or http://
realthebook.blogspot.com/.

About the photographer:
Terilee Dawn Ouimette specializes in photographing weddings, families and newborns through
her business, Terilee Dawn Photography. Ouimette’s love of photography began with a gift of
her first camera at the age of eight. Her collaboration on the book “Real” with author Shelley
Malcolm represents the first published book for both women. Terilee Dawn resides in Shell
Beach, California with her husband and the couple’s newborn son, Grayson. Ouimette’s hobbies
include art, photography, crafting, reading, and travel. For more information about her work
please visit http://terileedawn.com.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

MID-WINTERS EVE BLOG HOP


Welcome to the Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop.  Thanks to I am a Reader Not a Writer and  Jessie Harrell from Oasis for YA for co-hosting!

This hop runs from December 21st to December 27th.

More than 200 blogs have each signed up to host a giveaway.
This was one of the first hops I ever participated in!  Thank
you all who are still following me!  

My prize:

$10 dollars to Amazon
or a book up to $10 from Book Depository!  

Congratulations to Lainiey for winning 
the Gift Card Hop

Rules:
Fill out the Giveaway form!
4 entries possible!
The usual rules apply!






Here's to More Hoppin'!

CINDER {REVIEW}


Title:  Cinder
Author:  Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Available:  1/3/12
Source:  Publisher via NetGalley

Pages:  387
Series:  Lunar Chronicles #1
Rating:  PG






About the Book:
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

My Take:
Take a fairy tale and move it too another not so distant future and add the newest technologies and you have an awesome new bedtime story for young adults!  Now..for the nuts and bolts of this review if you pardon the pun!  The actual Cinderella story is played out in almost subtle ways sometimes and pretty obvious at other times.  Don't go in reading thinking you know the answers to the timeline, things just might fool you.  I think Ms. Meyer did an awesome job of combing science fiction and romance and whimsy and reality into a thought provoking but fun read!  I really wouldn't suggest this for kids much younger than 12 because of the disease and a few scenes with death and dying and war and peace..but it is a very clean read.  

Recommendation:  Buy it as soon as it comes out...it will be a hot seller in January I think!

About the Author: 
Cinder is Marissa Meyer's Debut book and this is book 1 of a 4 part series.  She  lives in Tacoma, Washington, with her fiancĂ© and  two cats. In addition to her slight obsession with books and writing, she's big on road-tripping, wine-tasting, and hunting for antiques.  

Sunday, December 18, 2011

IN MY MAILBOX {13}



Wow, Can you believe it is that time again?  A whole week has gone by and Christmas is just around the corner!  As you may know, IMM is a weekly meme sponsored by The Story Siren and gives book bloggers the chance to show off the books we got this week as well as a chance to add more books to our To Be Read lists!  

So..here's my book list for the week!




Jacque's imm book montage


The Returned
Rebirth
The Keeper: A Novel
Sinners and Saints



Jacque Stengel's favorite books »



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These are all for Review and I think Book Tours in January. 
I think it should work if you click on a book it will take you
to Good Reads for more info about the book!


The Returned  
by Dr. Laurence Brown

Rebirth 
by Dave Longeuay

The Keeper
by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Sinners & Saints
by Victoria Christopher Murray & ReShonda Tate Billinslet

On a sad note...my ereader has magically disappeared..I take that thing everywhere so if someone should
happen along a pink Sony Ereader...  please let me know!

So...what did you get?  Leave me a link and I'll come visit!  
What are you looking forward to this week of Christmas fun?

Friday, December 16, 2011

FARSIGHTED {INTERVIEW, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY}



Title: Farsighted
Author: Emlyn Chand
Publisher:
Source:  Goddess Fish Tours (author provided)
Available:  Now


Genre YA Paranormal
Rating: G




I was really excited to see the blurb about this book and add it to my blog as part of a blog tour and be able to review it.  But..when I found out that I could have an interview with Emlyn I was over the top with joy!  As you'll learn in this interview, I have a daughter who is totally blind and books about people with any disability are few and far between, especially visual impairments.  So..here is the interview... (please forgive the formatting errors..no matter what I tried I couldn't make some things right!)


Tell us something about Farsighted that didn't make the cut. Okay, but it’s a bit embarrassing! Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a crazy bird lady. Just visit my business site www.novelpublicity.com, and you’ll see what I mean (my parrot is the company mascot and there are many silly/cute photos of him). Since I’m such an avian nut, I wanted to give Alex a seeing-eye bird. It didn’t take me long to realize that it would be an ineffective story device... and also stupid. So, yeah, it didn’t make the cut :-P

I've seen some amazing animals do the guide thing from dogs to horses to monkeys..but birds?  That's too funny!   Now I'm picturing my daughter w/ a parrot on her head telling her which way to go!  Thanks for the smile!


Where do you usually do your writing?
I find I’m most productive when I force myself to write for a long block of time. I call this being a “writing hostage.” I just go to my local Panera when it opens at 6 AM, order a coffee and a sandwich, and start working. I stay there until around 3 or 4. I love the background noise and the constant availability of caffeine and munchies. Panera puts me in the zone!


I only wish I was a morning person! I could get so much done!  So...I guess if I was near you I could stake out Panera and question you all day! J/K 

How did you happen upon a blind main character? (I have a 10 year daughter who is blind..she loves books about blind characters!
Everything started with a single image—my face in these tacky oversized sunglasses reflecting out at me from the car’s side mirror. I was daydreaming while my husband drove us across Michigan for my sister’s wedding. Something about my image really struck me in an almost horrific way. I felt the glasses made me look blind but found it so weird that there was still a clear image within them; it seemed so contradictory. At the time, my book club was reading The Odyssey, which features the blind Theban prophet, Tieresias. I started thinking about what it would be like to have non-visual visions of the future and began forming a modern Tieresias in my mind. Lo and behold, Alex Kosmitoras was born. I didn’t want him to be alone in his psychic subculture, so I found other characters with other powers to keep him company. Thank God for my poor fashion sense.

I’m looking into having an audio version of Farsighted created so that blind readers can enjoy it too. I hope when your daughter is a few years older, she’ll have the chance to listen to it. I wanted to create a character that was strong and heroic, despite the expected limitations.


Audio Books are great...I hope you keep me in mind when it happens.  There are also some amazing books to braille companies that convert books.  I don't know exactly how it works, if an author can request their books to be converted or if the company just picks and does it based on what clients want, but  I'll put in a request to one of our favorites and see if we can't get your book into the hands of the visually impaired!


What are your favorite childhood books?


As a child, my favorite book was Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson. It opened my eyes to the world that could exist if only I was willing to create it—I think it’s what encouraged me to be a writer in the first place. I became an avid reader when I discovered Babysitter’s Little Sister by Anne M Martin at the age of 7. I used to read 2 of them per day!

There are several versions of Harold and the Purple Crayon out now..it's a great creativity starter for those little ones! 

What part of writing and getting published were you the most surprised about?

Well, I knew what to expect in terms of logistics with publishing, because I work so closely with authors as a book publicist. I had no idea what to expect in terms of the emotionality and neuroticism that follows actually putting your work out there, so in that way, it’s been much tougher than I ever anticipated. I totally understand!  But from other reviews I've read...I think you can relax and know that your book is doing great!


Do you reach for the sweet or the salty for snacking?
Oh, definitely sweet. And way too much of it too. I love scones and iced lattes above all else. I mentioned I write at Panera, right? 
Too funny! 
Which is your favorite form of social media?
This may come as a surprise, being that my business is best known on Twitter and Facebook, but I’m actually an enormous fan of Google+. I can definitely see it improving upon the existing social media model and becoming something huge once it gains momentum. I spend the least time on Google+ but get the most out of it. It’s just wonderful!

Do you have anything in the works that you can share?

Farsighted is a 5-book series. Each book will be told from a different character’s point-of-view, so in book #2, we’ll actually be able to see what Grandon looks like! Next up is Open Heart. I hope to have that ready by the middle of next year. I’d like to put out some book marketing guides next year too.


Oh wow..I didn't know that!  I'm so excited..Can't wait to read the next installment!

 Anything else you want to tell us about Farsighted?

I’d just like to say that I hope that readers will enjoy themselves. My primary goal is to tell an interesting story that people will find entertaining and be glad they read. Secondly, I’d like to infuse contemporary Young Adult fiction with a bit more diversity and teach readers about the beauty of other cultures and other ways of life. I also hope that Farsighted is a book that leads to introspection—what would I do if put in Alex’s place? Did Alex ever have a choice or was this path his destiny? What would it be like to see the world the way he sees the world?

THE CONTEST

Emlyn Chand is giving away a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

So..please comment and let Ms. Chand know that you are looking forward to reading this or something fun you learned during the blog tour because the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.
See the link at the end of My Take to go to more blogs on the tour!

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Alex Kosmitoras’s life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he’s blind. Just when he thinks he’ll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all.
Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival—an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to “see” the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they begin to suggest that Simmi is in danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and new friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex must embark on a journey to change his future.






My Take:
I really enjoyed this story about Alex and his new friends.  The story flew by rather quickly and I found myself at the end far earlier than I wanted to!  There were a few 'blind' scenes that were wrong, but really the only reason I know this is because my daughter has also been totally blind since birth and we have been immersed in the Visually Impaired Culture for over 10 years now.  And actually it was minor things...one for example is the placing of a couple of braille books in his hands..braille books are far bigger and weigh much than a regular text book...actually one book is usually 2-4 Braille books.   What I did like was the use of all of the other senses throughout the book, so that we were actually seeing things through Alex.  She got those descriptions down wonderfully...very well written and 'seen'.   It is a wonderful clean read that I would actually let me 11 year olds read, well...if I could get the book in braille or audio!  It was refreshing to see a character with special needs get the front row seat for a change and actually grow into an even stronger character than they were at the beginning.  I can't wait to see where the next installment takes us.  The book was very down to earth, I would venture to say you might meet any of the characters (even the fake psychic) during your own daily interactions.  I felt like they could be living down the street they were written that believable.  I wish more writers would take on characters with special needs, but Ms. Chand has done that with Farsighted and succeeded.  I applaud you and I am very glad I read this book!
My recommendation:  BUY IT NOW!
Want to read what others are saying?  Go to Goddess Fish and find out!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Emlyn Chand has always loved to hear and tell stories, having emerged from the womb with a fountain pen grasped firmly in her left hand (true story). When she’s not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm, Novel Publicity. Emlyn loves to connect with readers and is available throughout the social media interweb. Visit www.emlynchand.com for more info. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!

Author Website:
www.emlynchand.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/emlynchand
Twitter: www.twitter.com/emlynchand
GoodReads: www.goodreads.com/emlynchand
Google+: www.gplus.to/emlynchand
Novel Publicity: www.novelpublicity.com








I was given a copy of this book to review.  No other compensation was given!