Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Review: Beyond the Tides by:Liz Johnson

 Beyond the Tides (Prince Edward Island Shores, #1)

**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:

When Meg Whitaker's father decides to sell the family's lobster-fishing business to her high school nemesis, she sets out to prove she should inherit it instead. Though she's never had any interest in running the small fleet--or even getting on a boat due to her persistent seasickness--she can't stand to see Oliver Ross take over. Not when he ruined her dreams for a science scholarship and an Ivy League education ten years ago.

Oliver isn't proud of what he did back then. Angry and broken by his father walking out on his family, he lashed out at Meg--an innocent bystander. But owning a respected fishing fleet on Prince Edward Island is the opportunity of a lifetime, and he's not about to walk away just because Meg wants him to.

Meg's father has the perfect solution: Oliver and Meg must work the business together, and at the end of the season, he'll decide who gets it. Along the way, they may discover that their stories are more similar than they thought . . . and their dreams aren't what they expected.

Bestselling author Liz Johnson invites you back to Prince Edward Island for a brand-new series about family, forgiveness, and the kind of love that heals all wounds.

My Review:

 Meg Whitaker was never too keen on the family business but its not until her dad decides to sell it to someone shes not particularly fond of that she suddenly becomes interested. Meg is a girl that can do without the whole fishing scene. What is highly ironic is that she is seasick and her dad is a fisherman. I thought wow that's crazy. Her dad was going to find someone to sell the family business to, because Megs mom is sick and in bad health.

 Megs father decides that after this next fishing season he will make a decision between the two of them as to who will get a shot at the business.  Oliver Ross has some enemies of his own. And while he and Meg are not fans of each other, it is soon discovered that there is a bigger enemy at work here.

 A story that grips just when you think, "its just another romance novel" it suddenly turns you upside down and sideways.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Review: The Beginner's Bible Learn Your Numbers: a Wipe Away book by:Zondervan

 The Beginner's Bible Learn Your Numbers: a Wipe Away book

 **Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.

About the Book:

The Beginner’s Bible Learn Your Numbers offers early readers (and early writers) a fun, interactive way to learn their numbers. Children will practice writing numbers alongside the signature illustration style found in The Beginner’s Bible using the wipe clean format.

Children ages 3-7 will enjoy:


The fun, cartoon-style illustrations–lions and wise men and pigs, oh my!
The chunky, easy-to-hold dry-erase pen, included with the book
Traceable numbers to build confidence
Parents will enjoy:


The easy-to-read, biblical concepts
The easy-to-clean, board book pages
The small and light-weight size, easy-to-pack for errands and vacations

My Review:

 I'm a home-school mom and have been for over a decade. I have graduated three of my four children. I'm working on number 4. These type of books reinforces at least three things that are extremely helpful to a mom like me. One-Biblical standard. Two-Writing. Three-Learning Numbers. Tracing teaches repetition and that creates memorization and that will teach your child to count and write their numbers.

 Each page in this board book also show "how many" which helps the child tremendously. If you are helping your child no matter the school atmosphere these types of learning tools are a Godsend. Very helpful!

Monday, July 19, 2021

Review: Fiona, Its Bedtime Board Book by:Richard Cowdrey

 Fiona, It's Bedtime

 **Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher.

About the Book:
It’s time to go to bed and Fiona can’t fall asleep until she’s said “GOODNIGHT” to all her animal friends at the zoo.

Fiona, It’s Bedtime, a follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Fiona the Hippo and A Very Fiona Christmas, is the latest book to showcase the adorable internet sensation from the Cincinnati Zoo. Fiona is beloved by fans all over the world, and her newest book is the perfect bedtime read-aloud for cuddling with your little one. Fiona, It’s Bedtime, illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey, features everyone’s favorite hippo who wanders through the zoo saying “GOODNIGHT” to all her animals friend before she heads to bed and settles into slumber.

With a cover that shines with spot UV and foil, this book is perfect for Fiona enthusiasts, fans of Sandra Boynton’s The Going to Bed Book, and any animal lover who’s ready for a read-aloud rhyming bedtime story.


My Review:
 Sweet, sweet Fiona is at it again only this time its in a precious bedtime story all her own. She goes animal to animal saying good night. The sweetest, littlest hippo that is oh so precious and acts like any young baby would. The perfect bedtime story and read aloud. It is sure to be a hit for any Fiona fan young or old. Preciousness between a book cover. In board book form.

Review: I Can Read Series: Fantastic Fiona by:Cowdrey

 Fantastic Fiona: Level 1

Disclosure*This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:

Join your favorite hippo, Fiona, the adorable internet sensation from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, as she visits her zoo friends, finding out what makes each one special. Is it their speedy running? Their lovely singing? And what makes Fiona so special to all of her friends?

Young readers will enjoy learning more about Fiona and her friends in this Level One I Can Read about the little hippo that has captured hearts around the world with her inspiring story and plucky personality.

My Review:

The Fiona series is just the sweetest, most precious series. I love reading them and they are the perfect read alouds, as well. But now your early readers can take advantage all on their own. Because Zondervan has put the series in early or beginner reading form. Each book in the series is referred to in steps. 

 Poor Fiona was sad that she wasnt like the other animals in the zoo. They all each had something special about them. The gorilla was strong. The monkey could climb trees. The antelope could jump. Each animal had a special "thing" they could do but Fiona couldnt figure out what her special thing could be. Then all of her friends gathered around her to tell her just how special she really is.

Review: I Can Read Series: Meet Fiona the Hippo by:Cowdrey

 Meet Fiona the Hippo: Level 1

Disclosure* This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:

Meet Fiona, the adorable hippo who became a worldwide internet sensation. Learn how Fiona came to live at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, and what this fun, fearless hippo hero loves to do!

Created by New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey (Fiona the Hippo, Bad Dog, Marley), beginning readers will enjoy learning more about Fiona in this Level One I Can Read book. Fiona the hippo was born six weeks before her due date. The whole world watched as this tiny baby hippo learned to eat, walk, and swim. Her courage and spunk helped her become a happy, healthy hippopotamus.

My Review:

The Fiona series is just the sweetest, most precious series. I love reading them and they are the perfect read alouds, as well. But now your early readers can take advantage all on their own. Because Zondervan has put the series in early or beginner reading form. Each book in the series is referred to in steps. 

Today is the day we meet Fiona. She is brand new to the Cincinnati Zoo. She has a team of doctors, nurses, and zookeepers just for her. In the beginning, she had to drink milk from a bottle until she was old enough to eat regular hippo food. She had to learn to walk and play. Her special team taught her all these things even how to float. Fiona is a national sensation. Everyone loves her!

Sweet read!

Review: I Can Read Series: Fiona Saves the Day by:Cowdrey

 Fiona Saves the Day: Level 1

 Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:

Join your favorite hippo, Fiona, the adorable internet sensation from the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, as she and her animal friends attempt to help their friend Mango the little blue penguin who’s stuck on a ledge.

Get ready to let out a snort, wiggle your ears, and say, “I’ve got this!” alongside the cute and courageous Fiona the hippo. Beginning readers will enjoy learning more about Fiona and her friends in this adventure-filled Level One I Can Read book.

Fiona Saves the Day is:


An endearing animal book that’s a perfect gift from parents and grandparents
An easy-to-read inspirational story of friendship and courage
A Level One I Can Read story geared for children learning to sound out words and sentences

My Review:

 The Fiona series is just the sweetest, most precious series. I love reading them and they are the perfect read alouds, as well. But now your early readers can take advantage all on their own. Because Zondervan has put the series in early or beginner reading form. Each book in the series is referred to in steps. 

 Fiona is the sweetest hippo she never meets anyone that she cant be a friend to. She makes friends easily and they are friends forever. She is also never afraid of anything. She loves life and shes always living it to the fullest. She visits her friends daily to tell them hello. Well on this particular day when she visits penguin, she sees that he has a little problem that he cant fix himself. So Fiona is there to help her friend.

Great read!

Review: I Can Read: Fiona and the Rainy Day by:Cowdrey

 Fiona and the Rainy Day: Level 1

Disclosure* This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:

 It is raining but Fiona still wants to hang out with her good friends at the zoo. When Flamingo stops by Hippo Cove for a visit, she brings her big umbrella. A story of sharing and caring about friends—and the good thing about a little rain storm too.

Young readers will enjoy learning more about Fiona and her friends in this Level One I Can Read about the little hippo that has captured hearts around the world with her inspiring story and plucky personality.

Fiona and the Rainy Day is:


An endearing animal book that’s a perfect gift from parents and grandparents
An inspiring story of sharing and caring about friends
A Level One I Can Read story geared for children just learning to read

My Review:

 The Fiona series is just the sweetest, most precious series. I love reading them and they are the perfect read alouds, as well. But now your early readers can take advantage all on their own. Because Zondervan has put the series in early or beginner reading form. Each book in the series is referred to in steps. 

 In Fiona and the Rainy Day, Fiona and her friends go about the zoo and find a way to have fun even on a rainy day. Fiona learns that not all of the zoo animals like the rain like she does. Fiona especially like the trees and flowers after a rain.

Precious Read!