Tuesday, February 28, 2012

REVIEW - The Season of Sin by Stacy-Deanne

Date:                    2/23/12       
Title:                    The Season of Sin
Author:                 Stacey-Deanne
ISBN 10:                Unknown
ISBN 13:                Unknown
Pages:                   281
Publisher:              Peace in the Storm Publishing
Cover:                  Ebook/PDF
Reviewer:             B. Mclendon – Literary Wonders!  
Rating:                  2 Stars

           In The Season of Sin by Stacy-Deanne, Nadia Hollister is loved by her family friends—so it’s no surprise that they’d be upset to find out that she’s been murdered. As Detectives Kemp and Morris delve into the investigations, the list of potential suspects begins to grow; including her lesbian lover Shannon and her daughter’s forbidden boyfriend. Nadia’s daughter, Dylan, soon finds that her mother has kept many secrets from her and her world is turned upside down.
          This book was a slow read for me as I often found myself confused as to who was talking to whom as well as under developed scenes. The story has potential; it just missed the mark for me.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Morgan Love Virtual Book Tour

About the Author

STEPHANIE PERRY MOORE is the author of many Young Adult Christian fiction titles, including the Payton Skky series, the Laurel Shadrach series, the Perry Skky Jr. series, the Faith Thomas Novelzine series, the Carmen Browne series, and the Beta Gamma Pi series. She is also the co-editor for the impactful BibleZine, REAL. Mrs. Moore speaks with young people across the country, showing them how they can live life fully and do it God’s way. Stephanie currently lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, a former NFL player and author, and their three children. Visit her website at www.stephanieperrymoore.com.

About the Books

The Morgan Love Series is a chapter book series written for girls, 7 – 9 years old. The series provides moral lessons that will aid in character development.  It will also help young girls develop their vocabulary, English and math skills as they read through the stories and complete the entertaining and educational exercises provided at the end of each chapter and in the back of the book.


A+ Attitude

Morgan is sad and mad at the world because things are not going the way she wants.  Why does my daddy have to leave again to save the country?  Why do I have to go live with mommy and her new husband? Why does my mommy have to have a new baby? Why do I have to go to a new school?  Why do I have to make new friends?   Why? Why? Why?  Though she is having a hard time adjusting to all the new things in her life, especially her new baby brother and stepdad, Derek, Morgan makes up her mind that no matter what is going on, she is going to have an A+ attitude.

Speak Up

When Morgan discovers that Antoine and Alec, the new kids on her block are big bullies she doesn’t know what to do. When she goes back to school, she finds out that Alec is the also the new kid in her class. When her friend Trey, stops hanging out with her and the others and hangs out with Alec instead, she is worried. She doesn’t want Trey to get into trouble nor have the other kids think she’s a tattletale. Morgan is having a hard time knowing what she should do.  Should she continue to keep quiet or is it time to speak up?

Something Special

Morgan, wanting to fit in with the crowd, teases a large girl and a special-ed kid at school.  When she is caught she has to go to the principal’s office.  When she finds out how much her teasing hurt her classmates she feels bad. Later, while playing together, Morgan and her cousins all share a secret wish.  Morgan wants to be prettier. Drake wants to be taller.  Sadie wants longer hair. When she goes to vacation bible school Morgan learns that God made each person just the way they are for a reason, even those kids she laughed at and teased. Just the way they are, is okay and they are all something special to God. 

Right Thing

When Morgan lets her best friend, Brook talk her into doing something her mommy tells her not to do, she gets into trouble.  But that does not stop Morgan from disobeying her mommy again.  When she ignores her mommy and takes her iPod to school, she not only gets in trouble but is badly hurt by one of the older girls.  She learns that when she doesn’t obey her parents she is not only letting them down but God too. The next time Brook tries to talk Morgan into doing what she knows is wrong; Morgan decides to do the right thing.

No Fear

Don’t be afraid. Have no fear. That’s what Morgan’s parents and grandparents were always telling her.  But she was having a hard time doing what they said as she thought about the big test coming up and wondered if her daddy was on the navy shipped that was recently attacked. When Morgan shares her fears with her mommy, her mommy tells her about the good news from God and about Heaven, Morgan begins to understand why her parents and grandparents are always telling her to have no fear.


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Book Review

Date:                    2/10/12       
Title:                     A+ Attitude (Morgan Love Series – Book 1)
Author:                 Stephanie Perry
ISBN 10:              0802422632
ISBN 13:              978-0802422637
Pages:                 144
Publisher:            Lift Every Voice
Cover:                  Paperback
Reviewer:             Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant– Literary Wonders!  
Rating:                  4 Stars

           Morgan Love is a sassy little second grader who is not happy about her father’s military travels. She’s not happy that her parents are divorced and living separate lives either. What she is happy about, is that her grandmother and grandfather, whom she affectionately calls Mama and Papa. To Morgan, Mama and Papa cares about how she feels about things, unlike her mother, who decided to have a new baby, with her new husband, without asking Morgan. To top things off, Morgan has to attend a new school.
          The Morgan Love Series, by Stephanie Perry Moore, is great reading for young children. In addition to life lessons that lie within the stories, Mrs. Moore has highlighted vocabulary words throughout the book and ends each chapter with an education activity—and letters to her father.
The Morgan Love Series is both entertaining and educational. Kudos to Stephanie Perry Moore. 

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