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Title
Isolation
Author
Travis Thrasher
Review
A Christian based story full of suspense, the occult and dark magic. Missionary couple Stephanie and Jim Miller have just arrived back to the United States, when Stephanie starts experiencing scary visions. The situation turns deadly when they move to a remote lodge in the Smokey mountains of North Carolina. There seems to be an evil force here wanting them all dead, and in particular - their son Zack!
Title
The Rainbow Comes and Goes
Author
Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt
Review
I really enjoyed this book in which a son and his mom decide to really get to know each other better by discussing things that they had never talked about previously. Gloria Vanderbilt is 92 years old and has had a really interesting life filled with both good and bad (as all of our lives are. But as a result, she has become very wise and learned things that she can pass on to her son. They don't agree on everything or see things the same way, but by talking about the things that they have experienced, the reader can see what a difference it can make in life - the attitude with which we let things affect us as well as the way a person gets through difficult things. The book goes back and forth between Anderson Cooper asking his mother questions about her life and his response to her answers. It's a lesson in relationships and probably something that everyone should take the time to do with their parents while they are alive. Understanding our parents can help us to understand ourselves and why we do the things that we do ! There are some great words of wisdom at the end of this wonderful book ! Here is my favorite; "The rainbow comes and goes. Enjoy it while it lasts. Don't be surprised by it's departure, and rejoice when it returns."
Title
Dogwood
Author
Chris Fabry
Review
When convicted child killer Willl Hatfield is released from prison and returns to his old West Virginia town of Dogwood, his troubles do not end. His childhood sweetheart, Karen is mentally tormented and has lost part of her memory. Neither Will nor a good friend of Karen is able to help her. It is only after the hatred for Will, explodes and catches him and his mother in a life threatening situation, that Karen is able to finally unlock her memory.
Title
The Wrath of the Bloodeye
Author
Joseph Delaney
Review
This is the fifth book in the Last Apprentice/Wardstone series, which I understand is called "The Spook's Mistake" in the UK edition. Still a solid, fun, scary, and engaging read, but it didn't grab me as much as the previous books for some reason. Maybe it's just getting a bit wearying to see Tom and the Spook go through the same arguments over and over. I have a feeling something's going to give in the next installment. At least I hope it does, because as interesting as this series is overall, it does need some forward momentum after this.