Top Reviewer Ranking: 667
Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (38 of 52)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 667 - Total Helpful Votes: 38 of 52
Underlake by Kia Heavey
Underlake by Kia Heavey
5.0 out of 5 stars captivating, March 28 2014
When I was a young teenager, I read Beverly Clearys Fifteen and loved it. Ms Cleary seemed to capture everything I was feeling during those turbulent years. That feeling is also perfectly captured in Kia Heaveys new novel Underlake.
I suppose the appropriate genre for this captivating book would be young adult Christian literature but dont let the Christian literature label turn you off. The religiosity of the story is simply a part of fifteen year old Katie Welch finding her way and discovering what works for her. As she says herself That works for me but it doesnt have to work for you. The whole point is that we are individuals (pg293) What a wonderful concept for us all to… Read more
Jubilee's Journey (The Wyattsville Series) by Bette Lee Crosby
Jubilee's Journey is the second of the Wyattsville books and, although I didn't think it was possible, even better than the first. You can read Jubilee's Journey without having first read Spare Change and keep right up with the story and characters. Just a warning, though, if you do that you will have missed out on another really good read.

Bette Crosby never disappoints! She tells great stories with loveable, relatable characters - and this is no exception. I defy any book lover to start this book and not fall completely in love with Jubilee and her brother, Paul. Their loyalty to each other is tried as they are faced with a variety of situations, people and choices that have… Read more
The Gilly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker
The Gilly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker
4.0 out of 5 stars great escape, Nov. 10 2013
This was the first book I have read by Tiffany Baker - truth be told, I picked it up at the book store because something about the cover 'spoke' to me. Sometimes I make really good impulse buys and this was definitely one of those times. What an enjoyable book! It was a worthwhile escape full of characters that will stick with me. The only issue I had with the story was that I really disliked Dee. I could have done without her completely except that I don't know how else the lives of the other characters could have been shaken up to such a magnificent extent. The 'suprise twist' wasn't much of a suprise to me either. I figured it out pretty early - even so, I enjoyed playing along and… Read more