Archive for January 2013

Poet At Large Reviews, Book, Keeping Faith   Leave a comment

‘Keeping Faith’ by Jodi Picoult is a book full of controversy.  It is a work of fiction but it makes one think.  When a seven year old Jewish girl named Faith begins having religious visions and quoting bible verses without ever having seen a bible the world around her goes crazy. When miracles start to happen and little Faith develops the wounds of the Stigmata her estranged father sues for custody saying he is concerned that her mother’s care is causing her harm. This book was so hard to put down that I read it 10 hours straight without a break. It was fast paced with just the right amount of detail. The book does contain adult situations and language, so it’s not for the kids. I do however think that anyone who does believe in God and miracles will enjoy this book.

From The Poet’s Mouth,
Lyda Mae Dameron

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(Just a reminder that I go in for surgery on the 11th so I may not post another review for a few weeks. well wishes should be posted on the Poet At Large Reviews Fan Page on FaceBook )


Poet At Large Reviews, Book, When You Give A Duke A Diamond (Jewel’s of the Ton)   Leave a comment

When One of London’s most popular Courtesans witnesses the murder of the Duke of Pelham’s fiance  she is forced to seek protection from the Duke.  A man who hates Courtesans and thinks that love is for fools.  While searching for answers as to why the Duke’s fiance was killed a strange but tender love affair ensues.  An affair that starts to change a man who was raised to be ridged as stone. In the end the Duke who could not stand Courtesans becomes the gallant hero. I read ‘When You Give a Duke a Diamond (Jewels of the Ton)’ by Shana Galen because of it’s play on the children’s book title ‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’. I really felt this book had a better and slightly more believable love story than many romance novels, but there were too many pages dedicated to the description of sexual acts for me to call it tasteful. We don’t really need the description of all the acts, if you take it to the point where the characters are undressing and white space till there is pillow talk it’s enough.  Anything more is just Smut.

From The Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

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Poet At Large Reviews, Book, The Teacher’s Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport Book One)   Leave a comment

‘The Teacher’s Billionaire’ by Christina Tetreault is the story of a young woman named Callie.  Who finds out after her mother’s death that the father she always had been told was dead is not only alive but a very rich candidate for the office of U.S. President.  Her father who never knew that her mother was with child till he receives a letter that was mailed by a friend of Callie’s mother then seeks out Callie.  Along the way Callie finds herself in a wild romance with her father’s Stepson, while at the same time being treated like scum by her half-sister.

I found the book to be a good diversion as far as escapist literature goes but it is Cliche and not as clever as it tries to be.

From The Poet’s Mouth,

Lyda Mae Dameron

(For Those who regularly follow this blog: I will be going in for surgery on the 11th of January.  I have to have a Hysterectomy because of Endemetriosis.  Any well wishes for my recovery should be left on the ‘Poet At Large Reviews Fan Page’ on Face Book )

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