The Methuselah Project By: Rick Barry

THE METHUSELAH PROJECT BY RICK BARRY

Methuselah Project

Roger Greene has always believed he was born to fly, which is why he became a fighter pilot during World War II. When he is shot down in enemy territory but survives the crash, he believes that he will end up at the POW camp. Instead, with 6 other POWs, Roger is sent to a facility where he is experimented on. Seventy years later Roger hasn’t aged at all and escapes into 2015 where he meets Katherine Mueller, who offers to help him find his way, but Roger isn’t sure he can convince her of his story.

This story isn’t one you have heard before, it echoes some ideas from recent movies and themes but holds up on its own. An action packed story that once you get into it you will not want to put down. Barry has done well with mixing genres that compliment each other throughout this book, from historical to science fiction whichever type of book you may prefer venture out and embrace The Methuselah Project, you will not regret it.
I received this book complimentary through the Litfuse Publicity program in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
-Elle

The Finishing School By: Valerie Woerner

THE FINISHING SCHOOL BY VALERIE WOERNER

Tired of waiting for change to happen in your life—or maybe you feel stuck, even though you want to live more intentionally? You’re not the only one! Don’t miss Valerie Woerner’s new book, The Finishing School. After gobbling up all the non-fiction and self-help books her donut-filled belly could handle, Valerie decided it was time to put her knowledge to good use and start actually living it out. You will hear about her journey through victories and plenty of failures and find practical tips to apply to your own pursuit of holiness.

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The Finishing School

{MORE ABOUT THE FINISHING SCHOOL}

The Finishing School: How One Book Nerd Began Living What She Learned(Nyree Press, August 2015)

Are you tired of waiting for change to happen in your life? Do you feel stuck, even though you want to live more intentionally?

In today’s world, our most precious pursuit of a life well lived gets squeezed out by the silliest of things: binging on Netflix or ice cream, shopping trips for things we don’t need, bad habits we can’t seem to get a handle on, and so much more. Valerie has been there despite knowing what she wanted for her life. Actually do it? That’s the challenge.

After gobbling up all the non-fiction and self-help books her donut-filled belly could handle, she decided it was time to put her knowledge to good use and start actually living it out. You will hear about her journey through victories and plenty of failures and find practical tips to apply to your own pursuit of holiness. You will find homework at the end of each chapter that includes a worksheet to put real change in motion for your own life as well as recommended books to further study those topics that really test you.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

Valerie Woerner

{MORE ABOUT VALERIE WOERNER}

Valerie Woerner is owner of Val Marie Paper. She and her husband, Tyler, live in Louisiana with their daughter, Vivi Mae. The Finishing School is her first book.

Find out more about Valerie at http://www.valmariepaper.com.

{My Review}

The Finishing School: How one book nerd began living what she learned, as a self-proclaimed book nerd, I was sold at the title of this book, so many times I’ve read books with the belief that reading this will help me, will challenge me, will change me, and after I’ve read each book, although I’ve learned some valuable things and understand how to get there, implementing them has not always been easy. So many times we feel stuck in a rut, not sure where we are going and search for help and guidance, if your like me that comes in the form of a book and The Finishing School is the perfect place to start. Not only does Woerner help to show how to identify areas of your life that may need work, and the areas that should be scheduled and put to routine she gives sound advice and recommends books that will aid in that area. At the end of each chapter she provides a list of tasks and resources that are attainable to help you make the changes you need and desire.

Each chapter is a guide to help you with a part of your life from prayer, Bible study, distractions, joy, balance, influence, and peace with many more, there is a chapter for everyone, although some you may be good on others will speak to you and help you continue to find the you that God created you to be.

I’ve absolutely enjoyed this book, I read through it pretty quick and plan to slow down and really go through the book. I think that The Finishing School is a great tool and guide to help you start doing the things you’ve always wanted to. I highly recommend this book (as well as many of the books that Woerner recommends throughout each chapter). This is great for everyone who wants to start putting their goals into actions.

I received this book complimentary through the Litfuse Publicity Program in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

-Elle

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest By: Melanie Dickerson

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest By: Melanie Dickerson

It’s safe to say, that if you know anything about me it’s that I love fairy tales and I loved Robin Hood (I’m watching the BBC Robin Hood series as I write this on Netflix, if you haven’t seen it be sure to add it to your list!) Needless to say when Melanie Dickerson released her latest story based on Robin Hood I knew I was going to love it. Not only that but the character of Robin Hood is a girl. (I always love a strong female character who can hold her own!)

In the Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, Odette cannot help but see the need of the poor children in the village, without enough food to live she decides to do what she can, however illegal it is. Odette chooses to take her hunting skills onto the Kings grounds to poach animals at night to give to those in need for food. Odette meets Jorgen who wants to help her care for the poor, however, Jorgen is the margraves forester is on her trail and he will stop at any cost to stop the poacher.

This may be my favorite story from Dickerson yet, I couldn’t put it down. This is one to add to the reading pile (as well as all of her other books!)

-Elle

I received this book complimentary from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Full Disclosure By: Dee Henderson

Dee Henderson is back! And what a return she has made! Her latest novel introduces us to two new characters, Ann Silver and Paul Falcon as well as some guest appearances of some of our favorite characters from Dee’s books.

Paul Falcon, a seasoned FBI Investigator has been tracking down a killer for years, the lady-killer as she has come to be known is elusive and her cases quickly turn cold until now, Ann Silver appears to be just another cop at first but the case she drops on Paul’s desk can lead him to finally discover the identity of the lady-killer.

Paul is ready to settle down, he wants a wife, a family. Ann is content being single and living in the moment, never planning what the future will bring. A case brings these two together, and Paul finds himself wanting to be around Ann more than just for the case, but she has some secrets and Paul wants her to be able to trust him with those secrets. Ann likes Paul, but is not sure if he can handle her secrets.

Henderson has not lost her touch one bit! You will love the new characters and the story that she has woven between them. Throughout this book you will encounter many twists and turns you were never expecting! Just when you feel like you’ve figured out what happened a new twist is uncovered that keeps you glued to the pages!

I loved this book, and my expectations for a Dee Henderson book were exceeded beyond what I could have imagined for her latest story! Make sure to grab a cup of hot chocolate and curl up on the couch for a long weekend because you will not want to put this book down.

I received this book complimentary from Bethany House Publications in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Full Disclosure releases October 2, 2012 be sure to pre-order it at your favorite bookstore/retailer and join in the discussion on the Full Disclosure Facebook Page.

-Elle

Attracted to Fire By: Diann Mills

Special Agent Meghan Connors’ has big dreams for her career in the Secret Service, to protect the president of the United States, as a female agent she has climbed her way to the top in a ‘mans world’ and now there is only one assignment keeping her from her dreams, that one assignment brings two large problems. One the Vice President’s rowdy, rebellious daughter whose antics can cost the presidential election has now been threatened. Problem Two is Special Agent Ash Zinders, who is not only up against Meghan for the job of protecting the president but has a reputation for disliking female agents and outspoken about how they do not belong in the field.

Meghan is determined to prove Agent Zinders wrong, and Ash is determined to catch who is threatening the Vice President’s daughter threw a turn of events Ash finds his heart warming to the one person that can prevent him from obtaining his dream career. As time passes Ash and Meghan, with the help of their protectee realize there is a lot more behind the threats than it seems and are on the hunt to find those behind it. Meghan and Ash quickly learn that they are unsure of who they can trust, will they figure it out before someone is hurt?

Diann Mills has created a cast of characters that pull you into their story. This book is full of action, mystery and a love story and will keep you glued to the pages until the very end. I really enjoyed this book, sometimes I found it to be a little predictable with who was behind everything,  as well as the ending not being as strong as I would have hoped for, the book also left you wishing for more back story on some of the characters, throughout the book you are given glimpses but not enough to really understand some of the characters motives. I still enjoyed the story and think it is worth checking out next time you are in search of a good book.

-Elle

 

 

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