Book Review: Taxi Driver to Doctor by Derek J. Ambrose

Title: Taxi Driver to Doctor Author: Derek J. Ambrose Genre: Biography / Inspirational Age Group: Adult Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. The journey of an ordinary person with learning constraints, disease affected rising to the top of personal and academic achievement, against […]

Book Review: Not A Real War by Paul Longley

Title: Not A Real War Author: Paul Longley Genre: Military / Historical / Biography Age Group: Adult Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. This book describes the experiences of the author whilst serving with the Australian Defence Force with the United Nations Mission […]

Book Review: With New Eyes: The Power of Perspective by Heidi Siefkas

Title: With New Eyes: The Power of Perspective Author: Heidi Siefkas Genre: Memoir / Inspiration Age Group: Adult Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Heidi Siefkas lost her health, her career, and her marriage after she was struck by a one thousand-pound tree […]

Book Review: Learning to Float by Allan Ament

Title: Learning to Float Author: Allan Ament Genre: Memoir Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Allan and Deloris Ament’s lives take a dramatic turn when Deloris suffers a debilitating stroke. No longer an equal partner in marriage, Allan becomes Deloris’s primary caregiver, responsible […]

Book Review: When All Balls Drop by Heidi Siefkas

Title: When All Balls Drop: The Upside of Losing Everything Author: Heidi Siefkas Genre: Non-Fiction, Inspirational, Memoir Age Group: Adult Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon The true story of a survivor who through losing everything, redefined having it all Heidi Siefkas was a happily married, globetrotting professional who seemingly “had it all”—until a tree limb […]

Book Review: Sister Surrendered by Darla M. Grese

Title: Sister Surrendered Author: Darla M. Grese Genre: Memoir Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. When you’re a twin, loneliness is somewhat unfamiliar because you’ve always had each other. So when a twin passes, the other is left unprepared. Our loyalty was steadfast […]

Book Review: Triumph! A Battle Plan for Joy by Gladys Simmons Carson

Title: Triumph! A Battle Plan for Joy Author: Gladys Simmons Carson Genre: Inspirational Memoir Rating: 4 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review. When medical malpractice takes the life of her mother and the offense is dismissed as an unfortunate mistake, it rips a hole in […]

Book Review: Surviving the Angel of Death by Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Title: Surviving the Angel of Death Authors: Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri Genre: Non-Fiction, Autobiography, Memoir Age Group: Young Adult and older Rating: 5 stars Purchase: Amazon Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Eva Mozes Kor was 10 years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. While her […]

Book Review: Celebrating The Journey by Ashley Hill

Title: Celebrating the Journey Author: Ashley Hill Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir Age Group: Adult Rating: 4 stars Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Ashley Hill is excited yet nervous about her first year of college. She has an encounter that sends her life on an unforgettable path. She begins on […]

Book Review: My Hero is My Monster

This book is cruel, gruesome and terrible. It’s honest, disturbingly so, and its strength is its honesty and brutality. I applaud the author for her courage to tell us this story, which is non-fiction, a memoir of sorts. The story is straight-forward, without flowery language to hide the cruel truth. For telling this story alone, the author would get my full five stars. Unfortunately, there were some easy-to-catch typos I saw, and since this book is fairly short, I would think it could benefit from another quick spellcheck, so I deducted a star for that, hence the four stars.