Monday, November 4, 2013

"Singularity," by Steven James

"Singularity," by Steven James
Jevin Banks is searching for a killer--and answers to terrifying questions he never even thought to ask.
When his friend is murdered, illusionist Jevin Banks is determined to find out what really happened. Drawn deep into a web of conspiracy and top-secret research on human consciousness, Jevin won't stop digging until the truth is revealed. Soon he uncovers a dark secret that could change the very fabric--and future--of human life on the planet.

Based on frightening scientific realities and bristling with mystery, suspense, and intrigue, Singularity is the riveting sequel to Placebo.


This is the second book in the series that has Jevin Banks as the leading character.  I was totally hooked with this book right from the beginning and this is not my normal genre of book.  It is a MUST read if only to read about what may or may happening in the development of Artificial Intelligence.  The details in this book that the author includes is fascinating and something I would never have thought of.  I would love to know how he came about the premise of this story?  Even the details about magicians tricks and life in Las Vegas was really interesting.

Stars out of 5 : 5 I would give it more if I could I was totally hooked on this book and HAD to know what happened next as it was that good.  I like the way this author writes and it really is a page turner of a book with plenty of details, thrills, action and a great storyline.  You HAVE to read this book.


"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

"A Simple Christmas Wish," by Melody Carlson

"A Simple Christmas Wish," by Melody Carlson

Rachel Milligan never imagined that she and her seven-year-old niece would spend the week before Christmas on a quaint Amish farm in Ohio. But with so many unexpected occurrences of late, perhaps she shouldn't have been surprised.

With her young niece Holly in tow, Rachel anxiously makes her way from Chicago to Ohio's Amish country. As love begins to blossom, family secrets emerge, and old wounds are healed, Rachel realizes that she will do whatever it takes to ensure that Holly has the loving family she needs.


This was a lovely book that I read in an afternoon.  It had enough "meat" in the story to keep you interested. It had me hooked from the start and the way the story was told you were not 100% sure what was going to happen next or what the outcome may have been.

The main characters were believable and the vulnerability of Holly and Rachel was well written.

Stars out of 5 : 4.5 An easy book to read and not overly "Christmassy"  You could read this any time of the year and you would enjoy it.


"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


"Christmas at Harmony Hill," by Ann H. Gabhart

"Christmas at Harmony Hill," by Ann H. Gabhart
It is 1864 and the nation is torn apart by civil war when Heather Worth discovers she is with child. With her husband at the front and nowhere else to turn, she seeks refuge in the Shaker village of Harmony Hill. Amid the tumult of the times, Heather yearns for the peace she sees in this strange community. But can this longing really be fulfilled amid these people with their peculiar beliefs about family?

As Christmas approaches, the joy of new life and the love that is born of forgiveness may hold the answer.


Interesting book, you don't quite know how it is going to end until very close to the end, which is good as it keeps you guessing.  It's an easy book to read; one which I read in an afternoon and evening.  I am not a fan of Shaker stories though, I guess I need to read more about them to understand.

One of the things though was that you admired the strength and courage of Heather and her belief in her husband.  It also showed what a great heart she had in forgiving her father.

Stars out of 5 : 4 good book to read in a couple of afternoon, but it is a hardback book and costs $15.99 USD so a good one to borrow from your local library.  


"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".