"No one can be lonely who has a book for company." ~ Nelle Reagan

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The First Gardener by Denise Hildreth Jones - Virtual Book Tour

The First Gardener
Author:  Denise Hildreth Jones
Published: August 2011
Publisher: Tyndale House
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 432
ISBN 978-1-4143-3558-2
Genre:  fiction
Source:  a copy was provided by Tyndale Press in exchange for an honest review.  The First Gardener is on tour (virtual blog tour).


"Jeremiah Williams has been tending those gardens for over twenty-five years.  And like most first families who have come and gone, this one has stolen his heart.

Mackenzie and her husband, Governor Gray London, are enjoying a sweet season of life when a tragedy tears their world apart.  As the entire state mourns, Mackenzie falls into a grief that threatens to swallow her whole.

Though his heart is also broken, Jeremiah realizes that his gift of gardening is about far more than pulling weeds and planting flowers.  It's about tending hearts as well.  So he gently begins to cultivate the hard soil of Mackenzie's heart, hoping to show her what it took him decades to discover.

A Southern tale of loss, love, and living.  The First Gardener reminds us that all of life is a gift, but our heart is the most valuable gift of all."

Review to follow.....

Denise Hildreth Jones makes her home in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband and five bonus children.  She loves good books and cold Coca Colas, and every now and then she writes novels that have been acclaimed by readers and reviewers alike.  Visit her website at:  www.denisehildrethjones.com .

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The following news was passed on to me by Gary McLaren:
Great News! 
The Beginner's Guide to Ebooks is now free in the Kindle Store at Amazon!  This offer may not last long, so spread the word and get yourself a copy today.


After reading it, if you have time, I'd love it if you can leave 
a short review at Amazon. 


Gary McLaren

P.S. If you don't have a Kindle you can still read this using 
Amazon's free Kindle App for PC.

If you have a Nook ebook reader you can also find this at 
B&N Nook Books.

Review: The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry

The Map of True Places
Author:  Brunonia Barry
Copyright:  2010
Publisher:  Harper Collins Publishers
Pages:  412
Includes:  Prologue and Book Club Reading Guide for The Map of True Places
ISBN 978-0-06-162481-0
Genre:  Fiction

Source:  A copy was provided by FSB Associates in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Available in bookstores.

(from the back cover) "A respected Boston psychologist, Zee Finch has come a long way from a motherless childhood spent stealing boats.  But the actions of a patient throw Zee into emotional chaos and take her back to places she thought she'd left behind.

What starts as a brief visit home to Salem begins a larger journey.  Suddenly having to care for her ailing father after his longtime companion moves out, Zee must come to terms with a strained and awkward relationship that has always been marked by half-truths and haunted by the untimely death of her mother.  Overwhelmed by her new role, Zee must destroy the existing map of her life and chart a new course--one that will guide her not only into her future but into her past as well."

This is Brunonia Barry's second novel, her first being The Lace Reader.  In The Map of True Places, Brunonia Barry's writing encompasses a broad spectrum of individuals and themes including same gender relationships, suicide, abuse and reincarnation.  She does so in such a manner that softens the hard edges, bringing each individual out of the print and into reality. We get to know the characters and feel their anguish, their joy, their trials, and their doubts as if they were amongst us.  A gifted writer uses such a talent to bring the story beyond the pages, involving the reader, and Brunonia Barry is masterful at employing this skill.

At over 400 pages, this is a lengthy piece of fiction that will have book clubs in great discussion over many aspects of this novel.  A Map of True Places engages the reader throughout and when you are finished, you will yearn to talk about it with someone, to share a story that stretches your imagination, broadens your perspective, and makes you ponder situations beyond your own life.  It is magic.

Rated 4/5  (content advisory:  mature themes)


Sunday, August 28, 2011

In My Mailbox (Just Received) August 29 edition

In My Mailbox (IMM) is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren wherein we share our recent acquisitions of books and bookish items whether received by mail, borrowed or purchased.  It helps all of us to keep abreast of what's new, what's potentially hot, and adds to our must-have lists as we visit one another, building virtual relationships among other like-minded book lovers.

This last week in my mailbox:

Conversations with a Moonflower
by Christine T. Hall
(This complementary signed copy was sent to my from Cedar Fort Publishing in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.  I am participating in a virtual book tour beginning August 28 
and ending September 7, 2011.  My review will be posted September 7, 2001.)

Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory
by Sara L. Chapman
(I received this gorgeous book from the author in exchange for a review.  This in no way influences the resulting review nor my opinion)  Psst....if you love flowers, you'll be blown away by this little beauty!  The review is featured here on my gardening blog, The Gardening Life.

Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
(I won this copy from fReado)

This is the 10th anniversary edition of Canadian author's, Yann Martel, bestselling novel, Life of Pi.  It was released February 5 of this year.  Winner of the Man Booker prize in 2002.  The movie adaptation of Life of Pi is currently being filmed in 3D, no release date as of yet.

"Yann Martel’s second novel, Life of Pi, appeared in Canada in 2001 to enthusiastic reviews and moderate sales. A year later, it came out of nowhere to win the Booker Prize and became an international publishing phenomenon (and Amazon.ca’s first blockbuster). In a wonderful display of storytelling verve, Martel takes a distinctly unpromising premise–a “story that will make you believe in God” about a boy trapped on a lifeboat with an enormous tiger–and pulls it off with complete and winning confidence." (fReado blog)

What's in your mailbox this week?  
Please leave a link to your IMM in the comments or, if you don't have a blog, tell me of the exciting books and related items you got this week.  
I love hearing from you!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Still Alice
Author:  Lisa Genova
Publisher: Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster
Copyright:  2009
Pages: 320
Edition:  Paperback
ISBN 978-1439102817
Includes:  Postscript, Readers' Club Guide, A Conversation With Lisa Genova
Source:  a loan from a friend

(from the cover) "Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build.  At fifty years old, she's a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children  When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life--and her relationship with her family and the world--forever.

At once beautiful and terrifying, Still Alice is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer's disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Ordinary People." 

My review:  Alice Howland has it made.  A career, a loving family, a successful husband, a beautiful life and one tragic diagnosis.  At fifty, Alice becomes increasingly aware that things aren't right, that her memory sometimes fails her, that she becomes disoriented occasionally and she wonders if it is related to menopause.  At first, that is.  When she finally sees a doctor and then a neurologist she must accept the truth.  The diagnosis that will alter her reality... forever.... early onset Alzheimer's.

Lisa Genova has captured the pain, the disappointment, the denial that accompanies such a diagnosis.  Sometimes brutally honest and yet, as her protagonist struggles with the everyday trials of living with Alzheimer's, not dying with but living with, a wonderful humour and warmth exudes from the pages of Still Alice.  The emotions wrought by this novel are surprisingly strong, making Still Alice a poignant and brilliant story that is unforgettable.  It is rare that one comes upon a book written from the perspective of an individual living with Alzheimer's and Lisa Genova tells it powerfully from Alice's point of view, from the inside looking out rather than the outside looking in and that's what makes this novel memorable. 

If you read one book this summer, make it Still Alice.  You may never look at life the same again.

Rated 5/5

About the Author:  Lisa Genova has written, with Still Alice, her first novel.  She has a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University and contributes online to content for the National Alzheimer's Association.  Her newest novel, Left Neglected, is now in stores.

Eight words that Lisa Genova would use to describe her life:  "Blessed, expressive, unplanned, increasingly fearless, hopeful, full of love"

Personal note:  Still Alice is a significant novel for me as I watched my maternal grandmother decline and die and now an aunt struggling through the varying stages of Alzheimer's.  It is heartbreaking to watch as a life once so vital diminishes as the disease slowly destroys the mind of a loved one.  I love that Lisa wrote this book from the perspective she did as it helped bring a new understanding and perspective of the magnitude and sorrow that a diagnosis of Alzheimer's brings.  Thank you Lisa for reminding us that those with this diagnosis are living with Alzheimer's rather than dying with it.  

Friday, August 26, 2011

Review and Giveaway: How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This? by Carla Ulbrich

How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This?
Reclaim Your Health with Humor, Creativity and Grit
Author:  Carla Ulbrich (the singing patient)
Publisher:  Tell Me Press, LLC
Copyright:  2011
Pages: 219
ISBN 13 9780981645346
Genre:  humour/memoir
Source:  JKS Communications sent me a copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Available at Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon Marketplace, Barnes & Noble, Audible, Indiebound

(from the cover)  "How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This? is a collection of short, inspiring, funny essays that help people thrive, celebrate life, and work through illness.  Carla Ulbrich - the Singing Patient - reveals how laughter has been pivotal to reclaiming her health after serious crises.  She offers heartfelt and humorous advice for navigating the medical system and explains how she's benefited from exploring better nutrition, exercise, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.  This singer-songwriter's candid insights, wisecracking commentary, handy lists, and hilarious song lyrics provide smiles and gentle camaraderie to those who want to tackle health problems with courage, zest, and humour."

With humour and sage advice, Carla Ulbrich, of How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This?, shares the elements of her recovery from an autoimmune disease (LUPUS) Fibromyalgia, and two strokes which, with several other complications, nearly took her life. Carla tells how she put humour to music, making her the singing patient.  Carla is a firm believer that humour saves a person, happiness is a greater key to success, and lifestyle changes can make an enormous difference in how you feel, especially if you have health problems.

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing:  the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." ~ Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning (page 136, How Can You Not Laugh at a Time Like This?)

I was surprised to read in Chapter 3, subheading "Cut the Cheese", (referencing Levine in More About Allergy and Addiction) that foods and items you crave are actually allergens for your body!  Imagine being allergic to chocolate!  (that would be my number 1 crave, by the way).  Could it be that the craving we feel is actually an allergic reaction?

From never let them stick a needle twice, to writing on yourself with permanent marker prior to surgery so the surgeon is sure to get it right!, to refusing suggested testing and treatments when the possible complications can be just as bad or worse than the actual disease/problem being treated, How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This? offers some very wise advice, often with some tongue-in-cheek.   Carla recommends you research, ask questions, be in charge of your treatment and above all else keep a sense of humour!  

And please, if you are visiting someone in the hospital or who is ill, read Chapter 1, Top Ten Things People Say to Someone Who's Just Been Diagnosed.  You just may prevent the foot-in-mouth syndrome that we all dread!  Like, "You don't look sick".  How about countering that with, "You don't look insensitive.  I guess appearances can be deceiving:)".  There's a lot more where that came from.  For a better idea, take a look at these chapter headings:

1 - It's Not as Fun as it Looks:  Other People and Your Disease
2 - What's Up Doc?  Surviving Health Care
3 - That's Inflammatory!  What Not to Eat if you Have an Autoimmune Disease
4 - Well Duh!  Science Proves Common Sense Right
5 - Rubber Chicken Soup:  Keeping a Sense of Humour
6 - Take a Mind off Your Load:  Expressing Yourself and Keeping it Positive
7 - I'd Like to Speak to the Owner of This Body:  Moving Forward and Taking Responsibility
8 - The Early Bird Can Have the Worm:  Pacing Yourself
9 - Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall.  Who's the Oh, Never Mind Beauty
10-Mission Possible: Persistence

"Through humour, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers.  And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it."~ Bill Cosby (page 108, How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This?)

Rated 4/5

-- Contest now closed--

JKS Communications is offering, via My Bookshelf, one copy of How Can You NOT Laugh at a Time Like This? to one reader!  To enter, please leave a comment below.  The winner will be chosen randomly, via Random.org.  Contest closes closed September 9, 2011 at midnight, MST.  The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address to receive their prize.  Contest open to US and Canadian residents.   

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New winner chosen

Since the previously selected winner of the book giveaway, Reflections of a Successful Wallflower has not responded, I have once again turned to Random.org to select a new winner.  The winner is:

Margaret said...

This sounds very inspiring! Thanks for the giveaway!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sookie Stackhouse Contest

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Subscribe to Shelf Awareness and enter to win a free book!

Powerful Woman Writer Award - who me?

I am so honoured to be chosen to receive this Powerful Woman Writer Award.  I typically don't accept awards as I don't have the time it takes to reciprocate.  This lovely lady, Deirdra Eden Coppel, of A Story Book World is my newest follower and she designs these awards.

Deirdra said, "You have a fabulous blog!  I'm an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy.  It's not a pass on award.  This is just for you to keep.  I want to award you with one of my homemade awards:  Powerful Woman Writer Award for all the hard work you do!  By the way, I am your newest follower."

As writers and bloggers we do work hard on our blogs and it is heartwarming to know that others see it and appreciate the effort that goes into our blogs.  How could I not accept this award with these heartfelt comments.  Thank you so much Deirdra and welcome to My Bookshelf.  :)

Check out Deirdra's blog, A Story Book World to see this lady's fabulous and creative book blog.  I am sure when you do you will want to follow her blog as I did!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Winner Selected for Reflections of a Successful Wallflower by Andrea Michaels Giveaway!!!!

We have a winner!!!  Congratulations go to Dwana, 

who was selected using Random.org.  Here's her comment:

Dwana said...

I'm with Susan - this book sounds interesting 
and I'd love to enter the contest
and I'm a GFC follower -- thanks for holding the contest :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Monday Meme: In My Mailbox August 22, 2011

Hosted by Kristi at The Story SirenIn My Mailbox is a weekly meme for us bookaholics to share our recent treasures, whether received by mail, borrowed or purchased; and to drool over others.  Do you have your wish lists handy?

This week I received: 

The Lament
Selected Poems and Prose
by Ercell H. Hoffman

"Poet and veteran author Ercell H. Hoffman's new collection of poems captures the full range of emotion that swirls through human relationships as well as conveys the yearning for a sensuous and profound love which each of us, man or woman, shares....
The Lament is about our most basic needs:  finding and keeping love and obeying your inner truth."

Love at Absolute Zero
by Christopher Meeks
 (Received courtesy of the author and Premier Virtual Author Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.  Watch for my review October 6 and Author interview October 7)

"Love at Absolute Zero is the story of Gunnar Gunderson, a 32-year old star physicist at the University of Wisconsin.  The moment he's given tenure at the university, he can think of only one thing:  finding a wife.  His research falters into what happens to matter near absolute zero (-459.67F), but he has an instant new plan.  To meet his soul mate within three days--that's what he wants and all time can carve out--he will use the Scientific Method.  His research team will help.  Can Gunnar survive his quest?  What happens if and when he goes to Denmark?

The Witch of Babylon
by D.J. McIntosh

(Thank you to Chrystal of Snowdrop Dreams of Books and Penguin Group CanadaI won this book courtesy of a contest on Chrystal's blog http://snowdropdreams.blogspot.com)  

"The Witch of Babylon features John Madison, a New York art dealer caught up in the aftermath of the looting of the Baghdad Museum. Echoing Dan Brown, the novel includes an elaborate puzzle that must be solved in order to locate a missing biblical antiquity and a spectacular lost treasure, as well as alchemy, murder, and the Mesopotamian cult of Istar. Alternating between war-torn Baghdad and New York, with forays into ancient Mesopotamian culture, The Witch of Babylon takes readers deep inside the world of Assyriology and its little-known but profound significance for the modern world."

The Da Vinci Code
by Dan Brown
(Thank you to Sheila over at Book Journey.  I won this copy there.)

"A mind-bending code hidden in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci. 
A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe.
An astonishing truth concealed for centuries...unveiled at last."

The Power of Six
by Pittacus Lore
(I requested and received a copy for review from the publisher, Harper Collins Canada Ltd.  Thank you Shannon!)

They are getting closer.
They are tracking us.
They know about the charm.
They know about our legacies.
They know too much for us to believe
We will ever be safe again.
We must find eachother.
We must unite.
We must fight and we must win.
We are the last defence.

Twelve Drummers Drumming (A Mystery)
by C.C. Benison
(I won this ARC from Good Reads)
"Introducing Father Tom Christmas, the wise, warmhearted new vicar of a picturesque English village that seems to be a haven of peace. But appearances can be very deceiving. . Thornford Regis has never been lovelier: larks on the wing, lilacs in bloom, and the May Fayre in full swing. But inside the empty village hall, the huge Japanese o-daiko drum that’s featured in the festivities has been viciously sliced open—and curled up inside is the bludgeoned body of Sybella Parry, the beautiful nineteen-year-old daughter of the choir director."(from Random House Publishers site)

Silver Girl
by Elin Hilderbrand
(I won this hard cover copy from fReado)

"Meredith Martin Delinn just lost everything: her friends, her homes, her social standing - because her husband Freddy cheated rich investors out of billions of dollars.

Desperate and facing homelessness, Meredith receives a call from her old best friend, Constance Flute. Connie's had recent worries of her own, and the two depart for a summer on Nantucket in an attempt to heal. But the island can't offer complete escape, and they're plagued by new and old troubles alike. When Connie's brother Toby - Meredith's high school boyfriend - arrives, Meredith must reconcile the differences between the life she is leading and the life she could have had.
Set against the backdrop of a Nantucket summer, Elin Hilderbrand delivers a suspenseful story of the power of friendship, the pull of love, and the beauty of forgiveness. (from Barnes & Noble)

Irma Voth
by Miriam Toews
(I am participating in a virtual book tour for this title and received a complimentary ARC to facilitate that.  Courtesy of the publisher, Harper Collins.  Thank you Danielle!)
Considered #14/18 books to watch for in September 2011 by staff at Oprah.com.  
"That rare coming-of-age story able to blend the dark with the uplifting, Irma Voth follows a young Mennonite woman, vulnerable yet wise beyond her years, who carries a terrible family secret with her on a remarkable journey to survival and redemption.

Nineteen-year-old Irma lives in a rural Mennonite community in Mexico. She has already been cast out of her family for marrying a young Mexican ne’er-do-well she barely knows, although she remains close to her rebellious younger sister and yearns for the lost intimacy with her mother. With a husband who proves elusive and often absent, a punishing father, and a faith in God damaged beyond repair, Irma appears trapped in an untenable and desperate situation. When a celebrated Mexican filmmaker and his crew arrive from Mexico City to make a movie about the insular community in which she was raised, Irma is immediately drawn to the outsiders and is soon hired as a translator on the set. But her father, intractable and domineering, is determined to destroy the film and get rid of the interlopers. His action sets Irma on an irrevocable path toward something that feels like freedom.
A novel of great humanity, written with dry wit, edgy humor, and emotional poignancy, Irma Voth is the powerful story of a young woman’s quest to discover all that she may become in the unexpectedly rich and confounding world that lies beyond the stifling, observant community she knows." 
(from the publisher)


An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
P.D. James
(this is not the same cover but it is somewhat similar)

"Sir Ronald Callender's son Mark is found hanged in mysterious circumstances.  Cordelia Gray, now the sole proprietor of the Pryde Detective Agency, has been hired by Sir Ronald to shed some light on the reasons for Mark's apparent suicide.

As Cordelia pieces together the facts surrounding the death and delves back into the long-buried secrets of the Callender family, she finds that Mark had many good friends -- and one deadly enemy."

The Bookfair Murders
by Anna Porter

"The story opens at the annual Frankfurt International Bookfair, where editors and publishers meet annually to wheel, deal and schmooze.  At the biggest and most glittering party, Marsha Hillier realizes as she's trying to chat up literary agent Andrew Myles, that he's slumped in his wing-chair, quite dead.

Marsha and everyone else at the party are immediately questioned as suspects, and the plot is underway!  Mystery buffs will adore this sexy and hilarious romp through the world of publishing."

A Painted House
by John Grisham

"Until that September of 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie.  But in the long, hot summer of his seventh year, two groups of migrant workers--and two very dangerous men--came through the Arkansas Delta to work the Chandler cotton farm.  And suddenly mysteries are flooding Luke's world.  A brutal murder leaves the town seething in gossip and suspicion.  A beautiful young woman ignites forbidden passions.  A fatherless baby is born...and someone has begun furtively painting the bare clapboards of the Chandler farmhouse, slowly, painstakingly, bathing the run-down structure in gleaming white.  And as young Luke watches the world around him, he unravels secrets that could shatter lives--and change his family and his town forever..."

The Closers
by Michael Connelly

"He walked away from the job three years ago.  But Harry Bosh cannot resist the call to join the elite Open/Unsolved Unit.  His mission:  solve murders whose investigations were flawed, stalled, or abandoned to L.A.'s tides of crime.  With some people openly rooting for his failure, Harry catches the case of a teenager dragged off to her death on Oat Mountain, and traces the DNA on the murder weapon to a small-tome criminal.  But something bigger and darker beckons, and Harry must battle to fit all the pieces together.  Shaking cages and rattling ghosts, he will push the rules to the limit--and 
expose the kind of truth that shatters lives, ends careers, and keeps the dead whispering in the night..."

A Bend in the Road
by Nicholas Sparks

"Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff of New Berfn, North Carolina, he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah but longs to bring the unknown driver to justice."

What's in your mailbox this week?  Please leave an answer or a link to your post in the comment section below so I may return the visit! 

Have a terrific week everyone!

Friday, August 19, 2011

New Winner

One of the winners of the Only Time Will Tell Giveaway didn't respond so, using Random.org again, I chose another.  The new winner is:

Paula said...

very cool giveaway count me in
July 30, 2011 7:28 PM 

Paula responded immediately.  Congratulations to both winners.  Your prizes (one book each) will be sent to you by St. Martin's Press.  Enjoy!!

Guest Post: Author B.K. Bostick (Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure)

I'd like to welcome author B.K. Bostick today who has written the following guest post.  B.K. Bostick is the author of Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure, an exciting book of unlikely friendships and adventure stemming from the bequest of Huber's grandfather of a Spanish Treasure Map which is currently on tour.

The Story:

A lot of people ask what inspired me to write Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure. My answer is my grandpa. He would always tell me stories about Spanish treasure hidden up in the mountains. I always imagined going on these wild adventures to find treasure. As I grew older, I realized that the real treasures were the stories my grandpa told me. I'll always remember those days sitting at his side listening as he showed old maps, books, and artifacts. If there's one theme to the story, it's that relationships with friends and family are invaluable- of much more worth than any kind of money.

The Fundraiser:

Alyssa, my neighbor, was diagnosed with a Meningioma brain tumor on December 5th, 2010. The only way to get it out was through surgery. It took four surgeries to get out as much of the tumor as they could and now she's almost finished with her radiation treatments. Alyssa is an inspiration to me. Her positive outlook and attitude while facing something so terrible is truly remarkable. Because of the inspiration she's given me, I am trying to give back. I will be donating 100% of profits from all pre orders of Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure along with sales during the first two weeks of launch (Oct. 1-16) to Alyssa and her family. Visit www.treasureforalyssa.com

The Giveaway:
I'll also be giving away a replicated gold coin/bookmark to each reader who goes to my author page on facebook and clicks the "like" button. In addition, one lucky follower. Go to: http://www.facebook.com/bkbostickauthorpage

For Fun:
Follow these links to view official book trailer and website...along with a live interview courtesy of "Bryan Keith."
http://bit.ly/no1y71 (Book Trailer)

Thank you B.K. Bostick for joining us here at My Bookshelf today.  Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure is currently on tour.  See the schedule of the book bloggers participating in this tour here.

See my review of Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure by clicking on the book title link.

Watch the book trailer here.


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