Friday, June 28, 2013


   First impressions when reading a novel are important; forget about the title, forget about the book cover it is the first five pages that determine if a person will read a novel in a day or take a month just to get through chapter one.  I don’t know why I agreed to read “Destiny's Flower ” by Linda Harley; I wanted to take a break from reading non-fiction and this seemed like a good opportunity.  I did not expect to really like the book even after reading its’ synopsis; my first thought: “Just another love story.”
   I would not be exaggerating when I tell you that I was intrigued by the first paragraph of “Destiny's Flower ” by Linda Harley which occurred in the prologue.  Chapter one sealed the deal for me and I took a break on page 54 to prepare dinner for my husband then resumed reading.  This is a good book.
It is hard to tell you what this book is about without giving away part of the interesting twist and turns within the story. I can tell you that if you like stories of action, adventure and a little sci-fi thrown in the mix you are going to be ecstatic over this book!  Halfway through I realized that this is just the beginning and it behooves the reader to purchase this book: Saldidra Book 1 "Destiny's Flower ” before Book 2 comes out.

I definitely recommend this book. I would suggest that you get this book from the library HOWEVER because this is the first in a series serious readers will want to purchase this one to make sure he or she has the entire collection.  xxx Marsha L Randolph

I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, June 21, 2013


    There are so many book on  God, religion and Christianity that it becomes stressful trying to find something that is easy to read, easy to understand and will help one grow as a believer. As a reader, a follower of Jesus and a book reviewer I am very picky when it comes to reading books on faith. As a reviewer I have become very skeptic when a “Christian” request I look at his or her writing.
    “The Majestic Names of God ” by Lisa Kay Hailey Blair in my opinion is an excellent book for new believers as well as those who just want to understand who God is.  The book is only 46 pages which means there is less commentary and more content.
    If you are looking for a book that will actually share with who God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit you will discover “The Majestic Names of God is what you are looking for.
     I appreciate the short prayers intertwined within the book as well as the words of worship and adoration.

I recommend you purchase “The Majestic Names of God ’ by Lisa Kay Hailey Blair.

I received a complimentary ebook copy of the book in exchange for the review. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013



     The book “What I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Hollywood ” by T. R. Locke is written about one person’s experience within the entertainment industry.  If you check out the reviews you will discover those who are pursuing an acting career recommend this book. Though a writer I have no desire to go to Hollywood.
    The bulk of my income comes from my work in the financial industry; however, I have had my share of business ventures gone badly. The reason for my failure I did not look at “The Backside of Mount Hollywood” (this is the title of the introduction).   “What I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Hollywood ” is a lesson to us all. Isn’t it ironic that most of us have heard the saying “all that glitters ain’t gold” yet we are quick to go all in for the chance at fast money. 
     “What I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Hollywood ” is a warning to everyone to understand the risk involved in pursing your dreams.  If you want to be a doctor go for it but know there will be days in which you don’t sleep and personalities you will encounter that you do not like. As a writer I quickly learned that I had to keep my day job if I wanted to eat.
   How can I not like a book that quotes one of my favorite motivational speakers (Les Brown).   “What I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Hollywood ” is a book well worth the reading and I recommend you  buy one.  It would make a great graduation gift.  Marsha L. Randolph

I receive a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a review.