Friday, January 11, 2019

Angel's Forever Home Book Review

I am pleased to share my most recent book review. 

Authors: Rita Gigante, Bobbie Sterchele-Gigante & Donna McDine
Illustrator: Renie DeMase
Publisher: Mascot Books
Published: 2019

ANGEL’S FOREVER HOME is a heart-warming tale of hope, courage, love and comfort as a rescue dog named Angel waits patiently to find his home after an earthquake in Chile leaves him injured.  The authors of this sweet story beautifully capture Angel’s voice and make him so relatable one can’t help but root for him and hope he finds a home as special as he.  The kindness shown to Angel tugs at one’s heartstrings, especially in appreciation of rescue animals everywhere and those giving them their “forever homes.” Ms. DeMase’s beautifully detailed and soft illustrations really bring Angel and his story to life.  A must read for children and adults alike! 

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

StoryStorm Begins

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Happy New Year to you and yours!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2019! Wishing you all a healthy, happy and prosperous new year, wherever and whatever your path may be.  May you receive all life's blessings and enjoy the best year yet!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Christmas Blessings

December dawned just days ago but, quick as a flash, has begun to disappear.  November was spent in a haze of hospitals, hospice care and the passing of my father-in-law very quickly post cancer diagnosis.  The fog has begun to clear, but I am focusing on family, catching up, holiday prep and mental health in the month of December.  Therefore, I bid you adieu until the new year dawns and with it, I hope, a renewed energy for what lies ahead.

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and holiday season filled with much love and happiness.  Until we "meet" again...

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Give Thanks

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Give thanks for good health, family and the ability to spend time with loved ones. God Bless!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy Veteran's Day

Today is the day to honor and thank all those who have served and continue to do so. Thank you for your service and God Bless you and your families!

Monday, November 5, 2018

New Book Review

AUTHOR: Regan W.H. Macaulay
PUBLISHER: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.
PUBLISHED: July 2018
Hardcover ISBN: 9781616339371
Softcover ISBN: 9781616339357
eBook ISBN: 9781616339364

Year after year, a tradition is built. Two barn bats, Mr. and Mrs. Raft, visit a farmhouse to see the Christmas decorations through the window, especially the Nativity. When their young son hears of this annual Christmas adventure, he wants to join the fun and see the figure for whom he was named, the gift of the Magi. But his parents do not think Myrrh is old enough yet, so he sets off to explore with the help of his friend, Sensa Squirrel.

MERRY MYRRH: THE CHRISTMAS BAT is a sweet adventure story of a young bat experiencing the wonder of his first Christmas.  The kindness shown him by the farmhouse family is a good lesson for all children in treating others the way we want to be treated ourselves, even a “Christmas Bat.” 

Alex Zgud’s illustrations are beautiful and engaging, and the colorful Christmas scenes bring this story to life and warm one’s heart.

Macaulay also includes an informational paragraph on bats which kids will enjoy. Recommended for Kindergarten-2ndgrade children, ages 4-7.

Learn more about Ms. Macaulay at

**Disclosure: I received a copy of this book free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review. This review consists only of my truthful opinions, not influenced in any way by the author or publisher.