Showing posts from April, 2020

Book Review: Full Circle

FULL CIRCLE: A MEMOIR by PAMELA LOMBANA Genre:  Memoir   / Domestic Abuse / Forgiveness  Publisher: Wordfall Publishing Date of Publication: December 5, 2019 Number of Pages: 217 Scroll down for the giveaway!   Alcoholism and domestic abuse creep silently into people’s lives, shattering dreams. For Pamela Lombana, the excitement of marriage turned into paralyzing fear as alcohol became her husband’s best friend. Surviving the daily physical and emotional abuse was the norm for her and their children. Full Circle tells the story of how love and God’s abiding grace helped Pamela find the strength to leave her husband, Fernando. During this journey, healing and forgiveness allowed her and the children to be there for him when he needed them the most. CLICK TO PURCHASE   ║  AMAZON    ║    BOOKSHOP.ORG   ║ ║  BARNES AND NOBLE   ║ 

Book Review: The Caretakers

THE CARETAKERS by ELIZA MAXWELL Genre:  Psychological  Thriller  / Gothic Fiction / Sisters Fiction  Publisher: Lake Union Press Date of Publication: April 14, 2020 Number of Pages: 317 Scroll down for the giveaway! In the isolated estate she’s found the perfect getaway. But there’s no escaping the past in this chilling novel from the bestselling author of The Unremembered Girl . Filmmaker Tessa Shepherd helped free a man she believed was wrongly imprisoned for murder. When he kills again, Tessa’s life is upended. She’s reeling with guilt, her reputation destroyed. Worse, Tessa’s mother has unexpectedly passed away, and her sister, Margot, turns on her after tensions from their past escalate. Hounded by a bullying press, Tessa needs an escape. That’s when she learns of a strange inheritance bequeathed by her mother: a derelict and isolated estate known as Fallbrook.

Rainy Thoughts: Quarantine Life Week 4

Anyways, I am happy to inform you that my husband and I haven't killed each other yet and my dog and cat seem to be happy to have us around still. I feel really blessed right now because my husband and I are one of the few households where we are both still working (from home) full time, so we are not experiencing this financial burden that I know so many people are feeling right now. It's unsettling and my heart goes out to everyone right now. To not go stir crazy and fill my head up with negativity, I have been doing stuff around the house to spruce it up. We recently bought new plants to transform our front yard, fixing up our sunroom and I bought my cat his own little aquarium to help his boredom and fill in his bedroom. But last week, I had one day where after I finished work, I didn't clean. I played Animal Crossing and when I finally looked up at the clock, it was well past the time I had been consistently been cooking dinner. And for some reason, the little

Book Review: Violence / Joy / Chaos

VIOLENCE / JOY / CHAOS by Jane Marshall Fleming Essays / Poems Publisher: Rhythm & Bones Press On Twitter   Date of Publication: April 1, 2020 Number of Pages: 154 Scroll down for the giveaway! This debut full-length hybrid collection of essays and poetry explores the moments of joy and chaotic hilarity that mingle with the experiences of trauma and trauma recovery. Jane Marshall Fleming writes with boldness and shows the beauty in every moment amidst violent chaos, embracing joy just as much as darkness. Moving from a backdrop of a small Virginia town and eventually finding herself in the freedom and wilderness of the desert, readers will follow the author on her journey mapping her skin, sharing in her joys, grief, pain, loss, discovering love and self-growth, night-blooming like a desert flower. CLICK TO ORDER ON: ┃   Rhythm & Bones  Press ┃    The words. It's all about th