Book Magnet’s Author’s Lounge

I was invited by Book Magnet to write an article about my top selling book – The Wizard without a Wand. It was a good experience and well worth the effort. It would have been well worth the effort, even if they hadn’t published the article (they did). The questions were thought provoking and ones which would be good to answer about any book.

You can read the article here

And you can also sign up to try to get them to publish an article about your book in their Author’s Lounge.

True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle – Book Review

Setting: Charlotte Doyle boards a ship from England to Providence, RI. This is in 1830, so there are not really passenger cabins. Spoiler alert: She survives the voyage, but not without growing up and growing out of her preconceived world view.

Conclusion: Great story. Lot’s of nautical terms explained. You’ll end of rooting for Charlotte as we did. 

No regrets: Perhaps too fanciful to really get across the point that the author is trying to make. But that’s ok.

Rating: 🚢🚢🚢🚢🚢
Great for all ages, especially for young teen girls.
Clean Read

Forest Trials – Book Review – Four Stars

My wife and I finished reading Forest Trials by Ariana S Thomas.

The Scene: Five Evangelical Christian Teens set out for a multi-day trek through the woods. They know that they will encounter trials which will test their faith both in God and in their own individual Spiritual Gift.

Conclusion: Good clean story line, even if you don’t care for lots of bible verses. Better story line if you do. Stayed away from a lot of stereotypes, but not all. Enjoyable.

Lingering Question: So, each teen was allowed one small personal bag. Sounds like my flights. But what was in that bag, other than one tin of food? And why didn’t they use their bags as weapons?

Regret: The bad guys.

Rating: Story Line: ✝️✝️✝️✝️
Readable: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Not Formulaic: ✨✨✨✨