Weekend Book Buzz – 21/22 April 2018

Weekend Book Buzz

Happy weekend, book lovers! Can you believe we’re nearly at the end of April? I know many of my friends over in the US are still tapping their fingers waiting for spring to poke it’s head over the horizon. If that’s you, I hope you don’t have too much longer to wait.

Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the fact that autumn is making a very quiet entrance in my part of the world this year. Hasn’t stopped us all from getting that pesky change-of-season bug that’s been going around, though. Hopefully you’re all feeling better than I am, wherever you are in the world!

And now, some books!

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The Man Who Could Transfuse Time (Dennis E. Hensley) – Review

4 stars

~ About the Book ~

He holds the power to make the young old and the old young again.

One night amid the tremors of death in the intensive care unit, Nurse Peggy Chandlar witnesses an incredible phenomenon that compels her to find out what really happened to Dr. Francis Anderson.

Ian Moore is pursued by those who would exploit his gift for their own selfish and destructive means. Hunted and threatened, he is forced to risk his life as time rapidly slips away. When the use of his powers gives Dr. Anderson new life, his years of hiding may have come to an end.

Haunted by the fear he will die before he can find someone worthy enough to possess the power of the gift, Ian sees only one solution. In a last, desperate attempt, he must risk a plan that will either bless or curse mankind forever. Continue reading

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First Line Fridays – 20 April 2018 – The Man Who Could Transfuse Time (Dennis E. Hensley)

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Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books! I have something a bit different for you this week: The Man Who Could Transfuse Time by Dennis E. Hensley, which releases next Tuesday, 24th April. It’s certainly an interesting premise!

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Twiceborn (J.P. Robinson) – Review

3-5stars

~ About the Book ~

Everyone has secrets . . . but some secrets can kill.

Angélique, a sheltered young woman, gives birth to twins, Antoine and Hugo, who, though born at the same time, have been fathered by two different men. Twenty-five years later the twins both fall in love with the same woman and the brewing rivalry between them reaches the breaking point.

Antoine, a successful captain of the French army but a man estranged from God, is accused of disloyalty to the state religion by his jealous brother, Cardinal Hugo. He is given a royal ultimatum to prove his loyalty: either betray the woman he loves or see his mother killed and family lands confiscated to the crown.

Meanwhile, Hugo weaves plans of his own which threaten to bring the monarchy of France to its knees, little suspecting the cataclysmic forces his actions will unleash. Rich in scriptural allegory and explosive action, Twiceborn is an epic drama of love, redemption and the power of God. Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Troglodyte

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Happy Wednesday, word nerds! It’s been a while since I’ve had a Word Nerd post because I’ve had so many other things happen around here, but I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to share this week’s word since I read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde a couple of weeks ago: Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books Featuring Trains

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Happy Tuesday, readers! This week has been designated a ‘choose your own topic’ week by That Artsy Reader Girl, and since this weekend has been all about steam trains at our house, I thought I would do a train theme for this week.

Each year, the Hunter Valley (NSW) has an event called Hunter Valley Steamfest, celebrating steam technology in all its different guises but most particularly steam trains. And it’s the most exciting weekend of the entire year as far as my kids are concerned! So, in celebration, here are my top ten books featuring trains! Continue reading

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Sons of Thunder (Susan May Warren) – Review

5 stars

~ About the Book ~

Markos Stavros wants to be a man of honor…

The last thing Markos Stavros expects on the eve of his brother’s wedding is to say goodbye to the land—and family–he loves. But a tragic event forces him to flee his beloved Greece, taking with him his younger brother Dino and the girl he loves, Sofia Frangos. With promises to care for both of them, Markos must trust a man he’s never met—his uncle Jimmy, the owner of a café during the bootleg era of Al Capone’s Chicago. Suddenly Markos is in a world he doesn’t understand, forced to make sacrifices he can’t live with. When he’s forced to choose between family and the woman he loves, he makes a desperate attempt at freedom… Continue reading

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