Private Investigators, Writers, and Scrapbookers

What do P.I.’s, writers and scrapbookers all have in common? They are the main characters in my recent reading. I picked up three debut novels this month to expand my horizons a bit. We all have favorite writer’s don’t we? But it’s fun to read some new authors sometimes! Private InvestigatorIn “Original Sin“, author Brandt Dodson makes his debut with a story that has enough mystery and murder to keep male readers intrigued, and enough description and romance to hold the attention of female readers. In the book, former FBI agent and current P.I. Colton Parker is hired to investigate […]

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Beyond Multi-tasking to Mega-tasking

Have you ever had a day where you were doing more than multi-tasking? Lately, my days go something like this:Exercise at 5:45am- thinking about the day while marching, sidestepping, and waving some weights in the air.Quiet time at 6:30 until family comes in for family devotions at 6:50.Breakfast-reading the paper or yesterday’s junk mail while eating, then off to the shower.Morning routine: Sit in office chair to check e-mails, listen to the morning news while reading messages. Jot notes on to-do list with left hand and clicking mouse with right hand. Jog across the hall to blow-dry hair. Note that […]

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HEADLINE: “Kiss” Book Review

Ted Dekker knows how to spin a tale that makes the improbable seem possible. Whether it is a child who can heal multitudes as in “Blessed Child” or a woman who can steal memories from others through physical touch and emotional vulnerability as in “Kiss”, Dekker’s stories make the surreal come alive. In “Kiss” Dekker joins with author Erin Healy in creating a story that keeps the reader on edge and looking over his or her shoulder, never knowing who can be trusted. Although the story is billed by some as a romance, that isn’t the central theme of the […]

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Book Recommendation for You

I just finished reading a fantastic new book by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy that will be coming out in January. Here’s a teaser about the book from the publisher: Sometimes dying with the truth is better than living with a lie. After a car accident puts Shauna McAllister in a coma and wipes out six months of her memory, she returns to her childhood home to recover, but her arrival is fraught with confusion. Her estranged father, a senator bidding on the White House, and her abusive stepmother blame Shauna for the tragedy, which has left her beloved brother […]

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