Words to Live By

The Light in the Heart by Roy T. Bennett (A Mini Book Review)

I was wading through the net to find words of wisdom to feature for the month of April. Guess what I found? It’s this treasure trove of wise words.

A Sound of Hope

Kuimba by Priscilla B. Shuler (A Micro Book Review) My Goodreads rating for this book: 5 of 5 stars My Amazon rating: 5 stars My OnlineBookClub.org (OBC) rating: 4 out of 4 stars Genre: Historical Fiction Half a century after the end of chattel slavery and at a time of newfound freedoms, a blue-eyed extraordinary…

Unputdownable!

RAT by Priscilla B. Shuler My rating: 5 of 5 stars I wasn’t put down by this book that I couldn’t and didn’t put down. It’s truly read-worthy! Need I say more? I may do so later on, yet this will suffice for now. Will I say anything different? There’d be more to stress my…

This is my first heart-tugging read of the year.

RAT by Priscilla B. Shuler My rating: 5 of 5 stars Have you ever found yourself reading a book that kept you seeing yourself in the pages? This piece has done it – in more ways than one! From the quotable quotes, to RAT’s maritime journey, his dilemmas, his human imperfections and misgivings, and his…

What a gripping page turner!

Favored by Priscilla B. Shuler My rating: 5 of 5 stars She wakes up unable to remember anything. Why is she there? What has happened to her? Why can’t she even remember her name? Colleen is beautiful and well-loved by the folks who know her. How could anyone do such a despicable crime to a…

This is another heart-tugging story.

Favored by Priscilla B. Shuler My rating: 5 of 5 stars The proverbial question was always “How many times could we forgive?” Yet this novel takes the riddle beyond that. “What should we forgive? If we do, should we also forget?” The answer takes more than mere goodness and warrants further than inner courage. Hate…

This is not my usual story.

Favored by Priscilla B. Shuler My rating: 5 of 5 stars Who does not love happy endings? Well, I refuse to disdain those folks although I am surely not one of them. I have to admit that I normally prefer feel-good story-lines. “Favored” by Priscilla B Shuler should be my usual cup of tea because…

A Must-read Piece

Kuimba by Priscilla B. Shuler My rating: 5 of 5 stars Kuimba has blue eyes quite odd for a black boy, and word-less tunes so heavenly as well as magical that anyone who hears had been left with nothing but awe. Yet such gifts were not always as readily accepted, and have even stirred some…

An Endearing Tale

Kuimba by Priscilla B. Shuler My rating: 5 of 5 stars The author crafted a surprising yet inspiring tale of ironies and resolutions, of evil threats and much-hoped-for good, of stark realities and lofty ideals, as well as of the lessons of the past and relevance that transcends time itself. From the musical gifts of…

Top 5 Amazon Prime Tips

Amazon ‘s Prime Day is now around the corner. Yes. You’ve read it right. It is really coming this year once more. Now, you might ask: What’s in it for me? What’s so great in all of it? What’s new? What do I get? How do I make the most of this year’s big event?…

Face it

(A Notes to Self Series) “The greatest act of faith some days is to simply get up and face another day.” ― Amy Gatliff What do you think? Do you agree with this quote? Could our circumstances really change for the better? Could we still have the chance to make things better for ourselves, our…

New

(A Notes to Self Series) “There is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.” ― Octavia E. Butler What do you think? Do you agree with this quote? Could our circumstances really change for the better? Could we still have the chance to make things better for ourselves, our loved ones, or…