BOOK REVIEW

Monday, December 26, 2016

My Chosen Profession

BOOK REVIEW MY CHOSEN PROFESSION Author: Larry Weidner, MD ISBN: 98-0-9903477-8-1 Copyright 2015 Publisher: Austin Brothers Publishing of Fort Worth, TX www.austinbrotherspublishing.com Review by Carolyn B. Leonard Back in the day when a few rural doctors still made house calls for the infirm, Dr. Weidner was our family doctor. We were younger then, our children close to the same age. His wife Sue became...

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Indians, Infants and Infantry

Andrew and Elizabeth Burt on the Frontier by Merrill J. Mattes Published by Fred A. Rosenstock, Copyright 1960, The Old West Publishing Company, Denver, Colorado. Review by Carolyn B. Leonard After a Civil war career, Captain Andrew Burt crisscrossed the western frontier from Fort Omaha (Nebraska) to Virginia City (Nevada) and Fort Bridger to Salt Lake City, from 1866 to 1898. His wife Elizabeth Burt...

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Friday, July 1, 2016

STORM: Irving Krick vs. the u.s. weather bureaucracy

by Victor Boesen  (Author) Hardcover: 159 pages Publisher: Putnam; First Edition edition (1978) Language: English ISBN-10: 0399206361 ISBN-13: 978-0399206368 Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces A biography of the meteorologist who helped develop a method to produce accurate long-range weather forecasts. In 1944 Krick was engaged in meteorology support for the upcoming...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

TO ISRAEL, WITH LOVE

Paperback: 268 pages in full color Illustrated with more than 200 photos of the Holy Land Publisher: Buffalo Industries, LLC; 1st edition (April 29, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 1883852064 ISBN-13: 978-1883852061 Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds ( View shipping rates and policies ) Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars Available from Amazon.com, Full Circle Books...

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Monday, April 18, 2016

The Letter

BY DARLENE SHORTRIDGE “The Letter”  by Darlene Shortridge Review by Carolyn B. Leonard subtitle: A Forever Novella Available from Amazon.com in both Kindle and softcover book . Kindle  $2.99 Softcover $9.97 170 pages a quick and easy read. Copyright 2003, Darlene Shortridge Published by DJDM Enterprises, OKC Continuing the story of Jessi in the “Until Forever” Novella series, who was raised by her aunt and...

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Monday, February 29, 2016

who’s your daddy?

Guest Reviewer Kathryn Spurgeon www.KathrynSpurgeon.com Writing stories from your genealogy research For more than fifteen years now I have researched my family’s history. After all this time, I still unravel stories and secrets I’ve never heard before. Recently, I gathered information that a particular uncle did not graduate from high school like everyone thought, although he became a successful...

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Incredible mysteries of the bible

subtitle: A Visual Exploration by Stephen M. Miller available from Amazon.com in both Kindle and Full-color hardcover book with illustrations on every page. Kindle  $7.99 Hardcover $13.51 Published by Zondervan.com , 8 June 2008 With only 88 art-filled pages including a complete and thorough index, you might think this will be a quick read. It is not, because the forty subjects answering forty burning...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

ROSE GUIDE TO THE TEMPLE

by Dr. Randall Price (Author), Rose Publishing (Author) In 3 formats and editions. Full-color book with illustrations on every page. From Amazon.com Kindle  $16.19 Hardcover $49.90 Spiral-bound  $17.99 Covers the entire history of the Temple in Jerusalem, from the time of Abraham to modern day. Clear plastic overlays let you see inside the Temple and Tabernacle. Review by Carolyn B. Leonard While...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

POWER WRITING - by Daphne

from Winter 2015 Publication Coach Daphne Gray-Grant’s column on Recommended Books.  (she reads 52 books a year) http://www.publicationcoach.com/recommended-books-winter-2015/ Here are the two she most highly recommends for 2015: RECOMMENDED FICTION  Doerr, Anthony. All the Light We Cannot See.  A New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize this book utterly captivated me. The story...

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Two Hearts in Time

By Raymona Marie Anderson First American Rose Edition, 2015 Print ISBN 978-1-5092-0325-3 Digital ISBN 978-1-5092-0326-0 To be released September 4, 2015 Kindle $5.99 Paperback $18.99 Available on Amazon; http://www.amazon.com/Hearts-Time-Raymona-Marie-Anderson-ebook/dp/B0136UYRAY Review by Carolyn B. Leonard A time travel romance set in Mexico, “Two Hearts in Time” is the adventure of two people who find...

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Abandoned, by Sherry Scott

ABANDONED by Sherry Scott Published by Hartley Books of Oklahoma City, OK First edition 1911 ISB-13: 978-1461041955 ISBN-10: 1461041953 Available on Amazon.com at $14.99 paperback or $4.99 kindle The opening of “Abandoned” was exciting, grabbed me by the throat and caught my attention in the first paragraph – so much so that I read the book in one sitting. I could not postpone learning how 17-year old...

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Thoreau’s Walden

Review by Carolyn B. Leonard Publisher is Arcadia Publishing of Charleston, SC www.arcadiapublishing.com copyright ©2002 by Tim Smith size 6.5x9 (est); 96 pages ISBN-10: 0738511226 ISBN-13: 978-0738511221 Written by Tim Smith, a longtime historian with the Hopi Indian tribe of northern Arizona, historical guide in Concord, and member and employee of the Thoreau Society.  Writer and philosopher Henry David...

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

“It’s Only A Delusion If It Doesn’t Work”     

 by Ray Loyd Tune


Book Review by Carolyn B. Leonard I am not sure what to say about this book. Mr. Tune grew up in rural northwestern Oklahoma as I did. At first I thought he was writing about “delusional disorder’ with tongue in cheek, but I guess he was serious about the extreme delusions he suffered after taking steroid injections for a joint disorder.  Of course he did confess to drinking three bourbons straight...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

IN THE STEPS OF JESUS

by Peter Walker

Review by Carolyn B. Leonard Publisher is Zondervan.com Lion Hudson Publishing plc, Mayfield Housem 256 Banbury Road, Oxford England; www.lionhudson.com printed on acid-free paper, printed and bound in China size 9x10 (est); 215 pages copyright 2006 by Peter Walker, rev. 2009 Technical aspects were good, and I would recommend the book to a friend - but only if they were looking for a strictly New...

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