Tuesday, December 22, 2009

IN THE MIDST OF IT ALL by Tiffany L. Warren

Zenovia, a clairvoyant, and her schizophrenic mother Audrey live in a one bedroom apartment in King Kennedy, a Cleveland housing project. Someone knocks on the door. Finally they call out, "We'd like to share the Gospel with you".

The Brethren of the Sacrifice church believe they are the true Christians. Audrey and Zenovia joined this church after going the first time. Not finding the praise and fellowship she found in other churches, Zenovia starts to question the beliefs of this new church. People are cast out for having sex before marriage or taking medication for diseases. Human condemning human as the result of this church's interpretation of the bible.

Zenovia knows things are wrong but what can she do. Could this be a cult religion? She flees town but at what cost to her. An exceptional book. Another must read!

Thanks Miriam for sending this my way.

3.75 stars
THE DOOMSDAY KEY by James Rollins

A famed geneticist dies inside a bio hazard lab at Princeton University. A Vatican archaeologist is found dead in St. Peter's Basilica. At a Red Cross camp in Africa, a U.S. senator's son is slain. Three murders bear a horrifying connection: a Druidic pagan cross burned into their flesh.

Commander Gray Pierce of Sigma Force searches for the truth with the aid of two women. The adventure races from the Roman Coliseum to Norway, to medieval abbeys, to the lost tombs of Celtic kings. Sigma Force confronts the greatest threat hidden inside an ancient artifact known as the Doomsday Key.

Time machine???? After reading this I question, "Could this be reality?"
How do we know what the government and bio companies really do? Is it safe what they do? This is fiction, BUT? We are just the lowly occupants of the earth, not in any form of control of anything but our own lives or are we? Unbelievable or believable? Wouldn't it be great to know what information is really being withheld from us?

I give this 4.25 stars
ICE TRAP by Kitty Sewell

A boy walks near the shores of Coronation Gulf, Arctic Ocean with his knapsack, his dog and his rifle. His heart quickens as he notices the fresh tracks of a polar bear. The boy and dog are a welcome sight of food. The fight for life ensues. The boy struggles to draw air in his lungs, finally relaxes with courage of impending death. The old man shuffled across the snow and says, "Come son, take my hand." As much as they strain, their fingers would not touch.

Surgeon Dafydd Woodruff received a letter from Moose Creek, Northwest Territories from Miranda and her twin brother Mark. She has written that he is her father and she is almost thirteen years old. Dafydd was a surgeon there fifteen years earlier but this could not be.... but DNA testing does not lie.

He leaves and goes back to the frozen North to confront all the demons he thought he'd left behind. He meets Miranda and Mark's mother, head nurse Sheila Hailey who leads him on a twisted merry chase to the truth.

Eskimos, Artic cold, polar bears, the perfect setting for this story. Young love lost and then found, but at a cost. Supposedly DNA testing doesn't lie but I believe it can be screwed up as it was in this story, the consequences possibly detrimental to the parties involved.

A baby is born and is a most wonderful experience to a husband and wife. This miniature person is the embodiment of both, developing his or her own personality as years of growth and nurturing abound.

A baby is stillborn at birth which is the most devastating experience to both husband and wife. This miniature person was the embodiment of both, unable to be nurtured, grow and develop his or her own personality.

The author took this reader on a roller coaster of emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger and love to list a few. I could almost feel her pain; nine months of pregnancy only to loose the child moments before birth. This is a must read book and I give the author a great big thumbs up! The title is awesome for the story.

Thanks Miriam for sending the book.

A good 4.25 stars