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Book Review: Blest Atheist

on Sun, May 17, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

Blest Atheist by Elizabeth Mahlou Nonfiction ISBN: 9781933455112 Published: January 2009 Pages: 260 Publisher: MSI Press Synopsis As a young child, outraged by the hypocrisy she finds in a church that does nothing to alleviate the physical and sexual abuse she experiences on a regular basis, Beth delivers an accusatory youth sermon and gets her family expelled from the church....

Book Reviews,Is It Okay?

on Sat, May 16, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

Is it okay to give a negative or partially negative book review? I’ve seen this topic floating around the internet for a while now, most opinions from book bloggers. Is it okay if you bought the book yourself? Is it okay if you have been given the book as a early review from an author or publisher? I think there is a right way to go about it & of course a wrong way. What...

Book Review: Making Light Of Being Heavy

on Fri, May 15, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

Making Light Of Being Heavy by Kandy Siahaya Nonfiction ISBN: 978-1427639547 Published: April 2009 Pages: 90 Publisher: Northern Reprographics About The Author: Kandy Siahaya grew up in a small town in Maine. For years she has owned her own medical transcription business and sold real estate part-time. Friends and family have long enjoyed her quick wit and great sense of humor...

Book Review: Murder By Family

on Thu, Apr 23, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

Murder By Family by Kent Whitaker Nonfiction ISBN: 978-1416578130 Published: September 2008 Pages: 211 Publisher: Howard Books Synopsis  This is the tragic story of Kent Whitaker’s heart-wrenching journey toward forgiveness and faith after the brutal murder of his wife and one of his sons. Straight from the headlines comes an incredible true story of a son’s treachery....

Guest Post by Author Donna Lee Schillinger

on Tue, Apr 21, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

Today I have a Guest Post Written by Author of: On My Own Now, Donna Lee Schillinger. She talks of Proverbs. ~ Just because I wrote a book on it, please don’t mistake me for an expert in the Proverbs – or less likely, a wise woman! I have more first-hand experience with the verses that relate to folly than those that speak of wisdom. Not only have I repeated the same mistakes...

Book Review: On My Own Now

on Mon, Apr 20, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

On My Own Now by Donna Lee Schillinger Religion/Christian Life/Women’s Issues ISBN: 978-0-9791639-5-1 Published: April 2009 Pages: 288 Publisher: The Quilldriver Synopsis Being on your own is so great, but when the decisions get a little more complicated than “Do I wash black-and-white striped shirt with whites or colors?”, this little book will be invaluable. This compact...

Book Review: That Went Well~Adventures In Caring For My Sister

on Wed, Mar 18, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

That Went Well by Terrell Harris Dougan Non-Fiction, Memoir ISBN: 9781401323295 Published: January 2009 Pages: 224 Publisher: Hyperion Synopsis When Irene was born, her parents were advised to institutionalize her. They refused and instead became trailblazers in advocating for the rights of people with mental disabilities. The entire family benefited, with a life rich in stress,...

Book Review: Nights In Rodanthe

on Mon, Mar 9, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

Nights In Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks Fiction ISBN: 978-0-446-69179-6 Published: July 2003 Pages: 212 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Synopsis Reeling with heartache after her husband abandons her for a younger woman, Adrienne flees to the small coastal town.Almost as soon as she gets there, a major storm is forecast and a guest named Dr.Paul Flanner arrives. At fifty-four,...

Book Review: Secret Daughter~A Mixed-Race Daughter And The Mother Who Gave Her Away

on Thu, Mar 5, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

Secret Daughter by June Cross Memoir ISBN: 978-0143112112 Published: April 2007 Pages: 304 Publisher: Penguin Synopsis June Cross was born in 1954 to Norma Booth, a glamorous, aspiring white actress, and James “Stump” Cross, a well-known black comedian. Sent by her mother to be raised by black friends when she was four years old and could no longer “pass” as white,...

Book Review: The Shack

on Fri, Feb 20, 2009 | By captivatedbybooks

The Shack by William P. Young 248 Pages Fiction Published 2007 “Mackenzie Allen Philip’s youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently...