Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Review: When Strawberries Bloom by Linda Byler

New love and even more questions enter Lizzie Glick's life in When Strawberries Bloom, the second novel in this series written by an Amish writer and based on true life experiences. Lizzie's dream of teaching school has finally come true. She loves the brand-new school building, the sound of the children singing, and the independence she has in the classroom. Even the occasionally unruly boys can't ruin the excitement she feels each morning when she starts the school day.

But at home things are in turmoil again. What do Dat's sudden health problems mean for the future of their farm? And what about Lizzie's future? Emma and Mandy are so certain that Joshua and John are their perfect matches, but Lizzie doesn't know what to think about Stephen and how he might fit into her life.What will Lizzie decide? Will she continue to teach school? Or will she give up that dream so that her wish for marriage and a family can come true?

Received from the publicist for review.

This one gets four stars. It is obviously best if you've already read the first book in the series, Running Around (and Such), but it works equally well as a stand alone book. This was a lovely, happy read with the same sort of warm, fuzzy feel that Anne of Green Gables imparts. Each chapter has an adorable illustration of a strawberry plant beneath the chapter number which is just such a cute addition that it makes you smile as you're reading. The lovely section of recipes at the end of the book is wonderful. I can't wait to try the Sand Tarts! This is highly recommended if you're looking for a light, happy read. I'm certainly looking forward to the the third book in the series!

★★★★ = Really Liked It 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Review: Infinite Quest by John Edward

Best-selling author John Edward has captivated audiences worldwide with his unique and powerful psychic skills. Now, in his long-awaited new book, he shows people how they too can tap into their psychic selves.

Infinite Quest will help readers to develop their intuition and renew their own latent powers, so they can confidently take chances and make choices. By following certain guidelines and intuition-building exercises, we can learn to get in touch with our Spirit Guides and identify the psychic energy around us on deeper levels. Edward also discusses how technology can work with our “sixth sense,” and explains how to use divination tools. Like his new eponymous website, Infinite Quest is truly a “portal to all things metaphysical.”

Received from the publicist for review.

I love, love, love John Edward! I used to watch his show all the time with my mom so I was thrilled to receive this for review!

This one gets four stars. It was wonderfully, clearly written with a great flow and truly a pleasure to read. To say that this is comprehensive is an understatement. This truly covers every possible aspect of developing your intuition and expanding it into psychic readings. I was incredibly impressed with the author's care for his readers which you can feel on every page. This psychic development course in book form is an absolute must for fans of the author as well as anyone who wants to develop his or her intuition. This would also make a perfect gift for friends and family who enjoy the author's work. It is highly recommended!

★★★★ = Really Liked It