Category Archives: Young People

fatty legs & a stranger at home by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

I count it a privilege to have been invited a few weeks ago to a United Church here in Ottawa where they have a program of evening events to try to develop understanding and reconciliation between the people of the … Continue reading

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Junior/Teen Read: Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz

At the end of book five in the Alex Rider adventure series, Alex was shot as he stepped off the curb in front of the innocuous-looking building that houses MI-6 in London.  Those who thought Alex dead were pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

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Junior Read: A Cry Out of Time (The Esme Chronicles Book 1) by JL Redington

This is the first book by JL Redington that I’ve read and while A Cry Out of Time is the first in a series called The Esme Chronicles, the book is a standalone story — no cliff hangers.  I think you’d … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Jan. 27/17

Well, finally, an opportunity to fill you in on some new books on my bookshelf this year.  I’ve been gathering more, both in paperback and on my iPad, despite my resolution to get my TBR list whittled down to something manageable. … Continue reading

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Teen Devotional: Jesus, a 365-Day Devotional by Zonderkidz

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Jesus, a 365-Day Devotional is published by Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan Press.  Each message, whether from the Old or New Testament, shows how all things point to … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: The Long Way Home by Andrew Klavan

Today’s Mystery Monday feature is book 2 of a teen read called The Long Way Home — The Homelanders Book 2.  The protagonist, Charlie West, should be in his senior year of high school but instead, he’s on the run … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Well, this time last year, I was writing about what an amazing year I had had reading over a hundred wonderful books.  I was looking forward to reaching for a higher goal this year but then, life interfered, as it … Continue reading

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The Stone of Ebenezer by Susan Van Volkenburgh

I received a free ecopy of this book from BookLookBloggers in exchange for an honest review. This is historical fiction based on the biblical account of the time of Samuel when the Israelites were harried by the Philistines, a nation … Continue reading

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Junior/Teen Read: Sackett’s Land (Sacketts Book 1) by Louis L’Amour

Sackett’s Land is a solid, junior/intermediate historical, swashbuckling adventure set at the beginning in the fens of Cambridgeshire, Britain and later in the rough, new world of America.  It is a time of seafaring, sword fighting, and a sometimes fickle … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas Week 3

Christmas is coming faster than most of us would like even though our American friends have yet to celebrate Thanksgiving and I’ve been busy building and painting in my garage and haven’t been writing my blog much these days. I … Continue reading

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