Month: November 2019

The Book in Room 316

The Book in Room 316
Author:  ReShonda Tate Billingsley
Published: July 10, 2018
Audiobook

Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: October 30-November 11, 2019
Jessica’s Rating:  4 stars

Book Description:

Savannah Graham thought she had the perfect marriage…until grief drove her husband into the arms of his best friend’s wife. Now, she believes revenge is the only way her heart can heal from the betrayal.

For fifty-two years, Ollie Moss lived side by side with the love of his life, his wife Elizabeth. But now that she’s gone, so is his desire to live, despite the love from his children, and his beloved grandson Samuel. Can anything save Ollie’s life?

Anna Rodriguez just wants to work and provide for her three children by any means necessary. But her decision to break the law in order to get a job is threatening life as she knows it.

Trey Brown is known in his neighborhood as a hustler, so much so that the gangs want him to join their ranks…but there’s a reason the nineteen-year-old does what he does—he’s the only one left who can save his little brother.

Different circumstances lead each of them to The Markham Hotel, where they hope to find solace, comfort, and answers. Told from multiple perspectives, The Book in Room 316 will renew your strength and faith that there is always a way forward.

Jessica’s Review:

When I picked up The Book in Room 316 I did not realize it was Christian Fiction, but I did not have an issue with that.  It is not overtly Christian as some novels in that genre can be much to the detriment of the novel and then deter people from reading.  The Book in Room 316 pulls you in and is a novel that focuses on four different people in four very different circumstances that are all brought to room 316 in the Markham Hotel.  Besides being connected to a single hotel room, I enjoyed seeing how all the stories were entwined with each other. As big as our world is, it is also very small and we all affect each other in what we do, whether the connection is large or small.  This is a novel about faith: Being tested in your faith, losing your faith and getting your faith back.  I would love to see a continuation of these stories.

The Book in Room 316 is recommended.

Purchase Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK

Short Story Sunday: Still Born by The Behrg

Still Born
Author: The Behrg
Published: October 13, 2014
38 Pages

Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Read: November 11, 2019
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars

Short Story Description:

A grieving couple coping with the unimaginable loss of their child being stillborn discover a disturbing anomaly. They can hear their deceased daughter through a baby monitor.

But is it really their daughter they are listening to?
And if so, who are the other voices coming through on the monitor?

As this couple is about to discover, not all second chances are meant to be taken.

Jessica’s Review:

**I must first say anyone who has experienced a miscarriage, still birth, or lost an infant child should not read this short story.**

This short story is true psychological horror as it would be every parent’s worst nightmare. Sam and Joel’s heartache over their loss feels 100% real. Then they start hearing things through the baby monitor they don’t need anymore. This includes a crying baby. Thus begins a descent into despair, confusion, and more.

This one is free on Amazon for those in the USA if you wish to pick it up (99p in the UK).

Purchase Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK

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Author Spotlight: Linda Bloodworth

Today I bring you an author spotlight for Linda Bloodworth. She has two novels in A Raven Wing series  that are aimed for adults that deal with very difficult subjects, and not for the younger kiddos. Linda also likes to remain a bit of an enigma, so we have a different kind of author photo for you:

Linda Bloodworth is a writer from Toronto who often has to battle two cats and a dog to find a comfortable writing position. Author of, A Raven’s Touch (2015) and A Raven’s Revenge (2019), Linda has self-published on Amazon and various retail platforms. Writing since she could pick up a pen, Linda enjoys scary tales of the strange and unusual as well as binge-watching Sailor Moon ad nauseam.


A Raven’s Touch

Published: December 25, 2015
354 Pages

Bullied through high school, seventeen-year-old Justice St. Michaels is grateful for the help of her best friend Moira O’Fhey. Their only wish is to graduate high school, leave the sleepy town of Fallingbrook and all that happened behind them. The Heavens have other plans. Between late night sleepwalking and being involved in explosive school fights, nothing seems to make sense. When an unexpected encounter with Darien Raventhorn causes worlds to collide it exposes the truth about Justice’s real identity. To avenge a family death, Justice must embrace her birthright, and slay a demon before all Hell breaks loose.

**Warning**: This book contains bullying, violence, death, and suicide. It is not recommended for those under 16.

Purchase Link:
Amazon


A Raven’s Revenge

Published: October 4, 2019
247 Pages

Hell hath no fury like an angel scorned. Justice St. Michaels is on a mission from God to avenge her parents’ death, even if it means hunting Seliki to the depths of Hell. Justice and her powerful friends won’t back down until His will is done. Can an angel, witch, vampire and elf take on Hell and come out alive?

**Warning**: This book is not intended for audiences under 18, scenes of graphic violence, sexual situations, and implications of child molestation (not shown).

Purchase Link:
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