dinsdag 29 maart 2022

Bookreview: Masked Intent: A Modern-Day Morality Play

Wonderful read


Summary

Set in the not-so-distant future, Masked Intent follows the new, shaky romance
between a divorced mom with three sons and a younger college professor. When
ghosts from their pasts reappear, they come face-to-face with the emotional
wreckage that was locked down and lay dormant inside them both for years.
As it turns out, the ghosts aren't the biggest threats to their budding love. It's
the lies they've lived and accepted for themselves as truth that have
the potential to break them apart.

Told through a series of seemingly disconnected vignettes narrated by Truth
personified, Masked Intent examines our relationship with the truth and each
other in a world where honesty and authenticity take back seat to the
power of influence.






My review

A different story which took my attention immediately and it really was a
wonderful read.

The characters were all developed well, however I'm not sure in what
kind of category this book fell.

I would recommend this book to all who like to read well developed,
fiction plays with interesting characters.

I give a 5 star rating for this wonderful read.

The author


From narrating school plays to writing melodramatic short stories,
Kim Greer has always enjoyed telling stories that entertain and enlighten.
As a fiction writer, she imagines thoughtful but flawed characters who engage
and enrage readers in her stories that celebrate love, mourn societal discord,
examine relationships, and prompt us to take a closer look at ourselves.

Kim’s passion for connecting audiences with a good read has bled into all facets
of her life. A journalist by training, she earned her BA in English Language and
Literature from the University of Virginia and an MS in Journalism from
Columbia University.

For nearly three decades, she’s helped corporations, nonprofits, and others tell
their stories and build their brands. Kim lives in northern Virginia with her
fabulous husband of 26 years, the youngest of their three sons, her 91-year-old
father, and their Rottweiler, Oba.



Booktasters


Of course I want to thank booktasters and the author as well for providing me a free
copy in return of my honest review. 

maandag 14 maart 2022

Bookreview: Bubba the Bee

 Amazing children's story




My Review

What an amazing story. Not only for children but adults can learn something from
Bubba the Bee too.

I enjoyed the story very much, as well as the wonderful layout. That's why I want
to recommend this book to all parents and grandparents to read this for your (grand)
children.

Of course, I give a 5 star rating for Bubba the Bee.


The book


Bubba the Bee contains 30 pages and it was published on 20 May 2021
(Independent publisher).


Booktasters


I want to thank Booktasters and the author as well for giving me this splendid 
reading chance. Thank you very much! 

zondag 13 maart 2022

Bookreview: Why They Stay

Sex Scandals, Deals, and Hidden Agendas of
Eight Political Wives


"You can't put this book away."


Summary

Why do good women stay with bad men?
What if political wives are just as calculating as their infamous husbands?

If Hilary Clinton had left her marriage, she might only be known as
the spurned wife of a retired politician. Instead, she became the first
woman to run for U.S. president on a major party ticket.

Why They Stay reveals the inner lives of eight political wives as they
fight to maintain a grip on power and pursue personal ambition:





My Review

I would like to start with a "warning" for this book. It's a very dangerous
one, because you can't put it away when you start reading.

The topics were interesting and the author has a fluent writing style which
I liked a lot.

I would recommend Why They Stay to all people who want to like to know
more about some first ladies of the United States and ladies who are married
to leading men in the showbizz and media. It really is a wonderful book.

I give without any doubts a 5 star rating. 



The author


Anne Michaud is an author of many talents, especially getting distracted by
depressing music and dark things. She likes to write and read everyday, and
speak of herself in the third person.

Since her Master’s degree in Screenwriting from the University of London,
England, Anne has written, directed and produced three short films, distributed
internationally after being shown on a selective festival circuit.

And then, after hundreds of hours spent on studying and making films, she
changed her mind and started writing short stories, novelettes and novels.
Some have been published, others will be soon enough.



Booktasters

A big thank you for Booktasters and the author as well for providing me a 
free copy in return of my honest review. Thank you very much for this 
splendid reading chance. 

maandag 7 maart 2022

Living in Joyful Resilience: A Roadmap for Navigating Life’s Ups and Downs

 Well worth reading


Summary


The book is a Call-to-Action blueprint for creating recurring joy and stronger
resilience in your life. It provides thought-provoking research into the difference
between being merely resilient and being joyfully resilient. Drawing from psychology,
education and neuroscience, the book explains how joyfulness contributes to the
responses that enable us to bounce back from adversity, thriving not just surviving.
Included are resilience stories from the author and ten contributors that will resonate
with your own life and inspire you.







My review

I really enjoyed this book. You feel the passion of the author in the way she tells.
It also was well worth reading from the beginning till the end. 

It's good to see things written down from another point of view than yours. So I
absolutely want to recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the 
psychology of habits (and changing habits).

Of course I give with lots of pleasures a 5 star rating, and I hope the author will
write some more books about this topic because she's really passionate about it.



The author


Kate Olson is an NLP & Reiki Practitioner & Trainer, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist,
Author, Speaker and Radio Host. She offers online courses, retreats and events,
as well as, her coaching. Kate likes to call herself a “Change Adventure Navigator”,
because she loves guiding clients through obstacles and adversity to find their path,
purpose and peace. With a background in psychology, she chose to become a life
coach and hypnotherapist in 2015, pursuing certifications in other modalities to
best serve her clients. A Washington native, she currently resides in
Southern Arizona. Her love of books began in grade school and remains a
passion that feeds her soul. Pursuing her passions is a priority in her life and
she loves traveling, exploring and new adventures. Creativity is a must and
she tries to nurture it in herself and, others. 

Booktasters


I want to thank Booktasters and the author as well for this splendid reading chance
in return for my honest review, which I have done.