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Our Reviews The Secret Daughter:  Discovery of a Goddess  Tracy Andrews

Reviewer ID: 1057

Book Name: A Chance Beginning: Book One of the Shadow's Fire Trilogy

Author:  Christopher Patterson

Rating: 5 stars

Christopher Patterson has woven us a masterpiece of magic, mystery, and suspense on his loom of words in his book A Chance Beginning. Join Erik, Befel and Bryon as they leave their farmsteads in search of easier, more profitable lives. Enjoy Patterson's descriptive narrative of places and people they encounter, such as the gypsy caravan they join, and their eventful passage along the edge of the Blue Forest. Dangerous slavers, whose sole purpose is to capture all who travel this road inhabit the forest, along with goatmen, dwarves, and gnomes. Eventually the trio decides to join a group setting out to search for an old scroll in a golden treasure chest. Don't miss the opportunity to travel along with these three adventurers, it's a fast moving, exciting tale, and fantasy at it's best.

Reviewer I.D: 1056

Book Name: Sunderwynde Revisited

Author: Joel Bressler

Rating: 5 stars

Return to Sunderwynde is a delightful and quirky story that follows the lives of Jerry, Liz, Melissa and Kenny, a somewhat typical family living in a middle class Cleveland suburb. The house is as indistinct as most homes on cul-de-sacs in planned communities, but 4526 Sunderwynde Drive harbors an ancient and unusual secret.

While we follow the individual adventures of the family (Jerry’s ongoing effort to figure out why he keeps getting promotions when he doesn’t actually work is hilarious), the primary plot continues to evolve as Professor Ed Stone enters the picture.

I was hooked on Return to Sunderwynde very early on in the book. Bresler has an understated dry wit and a wicked sense of humor, which kept me chuckling to myself throughout the atory. Return to Sunderwynde is the kind of book that can cause you to miss an appointment because you want to read just one…more…page.

Reviewer: 1011

Rating: 5 stars

 What happens when an ordinary (well, mostly) family is confronted with an ancient Indian curse, an eccentric professor of prehistoric philosophy, and their son's discovery of prowlers in their upscale suburban cut-de-sac? And what if their story is told in a quirky, wordplay-infused narrative? Find out in Sunderwynde Revisited! A fun read, well-written, that examines, along with the above, the climb of an adrift executive from corporate malaise to relevance, the battle of his daughter with the competitive world of social media, and the curiosity and perplexity of his wife as she is faced with the less-than-adroit conspiracy of the professor to invade her home. Enjoy!

Reviewer: 1057

Rating: 5 stars

Author Joel Bresler gifts his readers with a hilarious look into the promotion process if corporate America. Jerry, a main character, is promoted to a pinnacle position so high in the Exceptional Techno Corp, that he actually has no job. Simultaneously he weaves a mystery that is brewing at Jerry's home. Native American Spirits are brewing up an Event on Sunderwynde Dr. that will keep you on the edge of curiosity. Winds blow, dishes fly, as Bresler takes you through a harrowing adventure ! Don't miss taking this journey with this amazing author, and a little tip, his second book, Sunderwynde Revisited ( Again ) is available.

Reviewer I.D: 1128

Book Name: The Secret Daughter: Discovery of a Goddess

Author: Tracy Andrews

Rating: 5 stars

Tracy Andrews, author of the book “The Secret Daughter,” writes an extraordinary creative book that incorporates Greek Gods that band together to rule with a dream goddess. The protagonist is a goddess that wakes up with powers beyond what she ever dreamed. This is a great book for people that enjoy reading about Gods and Goddesses.

Reviewer I.D: 1156

Rating: 4 stars

Tracy Andrews has written a compelling fantasy tale that combines the unusual and disparate elements of Greek mythology and demonology within the context of modern society. At first glance, you might not think this would work, but Andrews weaves the different realities into a coherent adventure that leaves you guessing about where you’ll be taken next.

Leia is a young woman in contemporary Nashville, oblivious to her truw nature as an ancient Greek goddess and tremendous hidden powers. As she slowly becomes aware of her abilities, complications arise and enemies are revealed. You’ll be introduced to a fanciful world of Gods, Goddesses, witches, demons and a host of strange and wonderful places.

I would have given this book five stars, but Andrews changes the point of view of the characters fairly frequently, and for me, it was sometimes to the point of distraction. Most of the time I hardly noticed, but there were a couple times I felt like I was being whipsawed back and forth between the different perspectives.

There are no major editing or formatting issues that stood out for me.

This is obviously the first book in a series, and I will look forward to the sequel!

Reviewer I.D: 1057

Rating: 5 stars

Part the skies and see Zeus revealed with the proverbial lightening bolt in his hand ! Travel below ground, have your senses feel and smell the stench of Demons ! This book is well researched into the world of Gods and Goddesses, and your interest of mythology will be peaked by this stunning story of a young Human who finds herself suddenly a Dream Goddess. She is transported to a plane of existence where dreams and dream Gods reside. The battle between good and evil will keep you mesmerized and racing to the next chapter. This book is so well done, and the story content is unique............ unique and original. I will be watching for Andrews next novel.

Reviewer I.D: 1001

Rating: 3.8

This was an interesting book to read. The characters were everything from ordinary to bizarre which made you want to turn the page to find out what happens next. From a gifted child to a normal little girl to a goddess. From good to evil and all in between. You didn't know what to expect from page to page which is always something I enjoy from an author. If there's anything that could be commented on was sometimes the author went from 1st person to 3rd person which can be a little difficult to follow. I'm looking forward to the next book to see how life progresses for the woman who just became of age to being a goddess with powers that could be unlimited. From a man who was interested in what he could take from her and only realizes he finds himself in an unwanted position of protecting her.

Reviewer I.D. 1031

Rating: 5

This is an interesting tale full of lots of suspense. Who does not dream of a better life to live? Certainly, none.

It all begins with a young woman, Leia, who finds herself in a world she never thought she could withstand more to talk of possessing abilities of being a Goddess.

Now she must learn how to be in full control of her powers, which are already attracting friends and also creating enemies with their numbers growing exponentially!

She has to protect her powers from getting her noticed by Zeus and others from her parents' enemies. They will definitely hatch to drain her powers immediately it is revealed. This puts her in lots of dilemma and makes this mythical tale more interesting, complex, intense and with strong attraction attributes of never wanting to let go!

I am anxiously waiting to read more from the author.

2, 3, 1, 4

Reviewer ID: 1057

   Book Name: The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba: A New Life

Begins! Book 1 Series 1

Author: Roe De Pinto

Rating: 5 stars

Amazing, amazing how Roe De Pinto captures the love and warmth fed to a new life with such a touching use of language. Her descriptive capture of the beginning of a babies first friendship is so accurate, and causes us to reflect on how all babies need to be introduced to friendship. This book will truly be enjoyed by young and old, as we realize the importance of new birth and old friendships. I highly recommend this gentle story.

Reviewer ID: 1057

Book Name: Circle of the Sun: Summer Sol

Author: Susan Schroder

Rating: 5 stars

How could a reader begin to review this brilliantly written piece of art ? The story encompasses so many levels of fantasy, and Susan Schroder proceeds to introduce us to adorable fairies, gremlins and beautiful mermaids, who escort us on a magical trip between the light and the dark. Come, take the journey along with her companions, Merik the black cat, and Snow the white bird. As an added advantage to reading this excitingly different tale, is author Schroder's shockingly beautiful art work, that illustrates the story. Her depictions of characters who guide her through this story are hauntingly beautiful. Don't miss this one !!

Reviewer: 1132

Rating: 5 stars

This is a really fun story placed in a fantasy settings with the Traveler as the main protagonist. I’ve been really immersed into the tale from the very first page and I loved the vividly described scenery and the turbulent plot twists. Parts of it felt like a dream and the characters were unexpected and imaginative, especially near the ending. Overall, I would highly recommend this one.

   Reviewer: 1156

   Rating: 5 stars

   When I choose to read fantasy, it’s because I want to immerse myself    in a world so different from our own that I feel like I’m an observer    inside the story. This is the feeling I had when I entered Susan    Schroder’s incredible imagination. The illustrations are amazing, and    the assortment of fascinating creatures helps keep the story moving    quickly. It’s a very entertaining book that offers just the right    combination of suspense, personal interaction and revelation. This is    a great book for adults and young adults, and I highly recommend it.    My only issue was with my Kindle for PC app. The book wouldn’t load    until I uninstalled and reinstalled the app. I guess it has to do with    the Windows 10 update?

Reviewer ID: 1001

Book Name: The Adventures of Blizzard

Author: Mark Cartwright

Rating: 5 stars

In the Adventures of Blizzard, Mark Cartwright has captured in words the touching gentleness between dogs and children. This delightful story illustrates just how easily children form a bond with animal friends. The tale also points out to little ones, how the dogs also form friendships among their own kind. Blizzard happened into a little boys life, and opened a whole new understanding of companionship and fun. Parents, teachers, day care professionals, take time to review Mark Cartwright's amazing book. I think you will find it to be perfect for all children who love to hear a new story !!

Reviewer ID: 1027

    Book Name: The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba Book 2, Series 1:    Zealy's Very First Swim 

Author: Roe De Pinto

Rating: 5 stars

Zealy's Very First Swim: The Adventures of Zealy and Whubba Book 2 is a beautifully illustrated children’s book written by Roe De Pinto. Appropriate for very young readers, this story showcases Zealy, a young seal, as she enjoys her loving and playful seal family. Zealy’s father carefully watches over her as she takes her first swim in the ocean and plays with her good friend Whubba, a young orca. The book is part of a fun series which features a solid and loving family, the value of friendships and the earliest steps of Zealy’s exploration of her wonder-filled environment. I highly recommend purchasing the hardcover books. The illustrations alone are worth the price, and the story is sure to entertain little ones.

Reviewer I.D: 1057

Book Name:  Overcome Stress: A Powerful Practice of

Mindfulness & Meditation for Putting Life Into Perspective

Author: June Joseph

Rating: 5 stars

 Thank you, thank you, June Joseph, for writing a book explaining the art of meditation using everyday language readers can understand. Joseph lays out step by step instruction for both accomplished members and folks new to the art. Everyday stress falls away using her simple to understand directions.

June Joseph also includes lessons to approach the comparatively new art of mindfulness. There is much conversation whirling around this new technique geared for relaxation of mind and body. Again joseph gives adequate details to acquire a peaceful mind, which can be achieved even in an office setting during a short afternoon break.

Be sure to pick up the valuable book, you'll be surprised at the amazing results, and your new found ability to control stress. June Joseph's book would also make a delightful gift for a's that good.

Reviewer I.D: 1056

Rating: 5 stars

If you are interested in learning effective strategies for stress management, June Joseph’s book will help you choose the approach that is best suited for your frame of mind, circumstances and schedule. The book follows a logical progression that covers the source of stress and how it develops into a chronic condition.

Joseph then explores coping strategies that include meditation and mindfulness. Each discipline is thoroughly explained and defined with an accompanying outline of specific techniques designed to get you to a place where you will experience peace and tranquility. In fact, I tried several of these techniques and found that Focused Attention Meditation worked best for me. If you find yourself constantly stressing out about work or life in general, this is really a fantastic book that will help you relax and find more enjoyment in life.

Reviewer I.D: 1129

Rating: 5 stars

I've been overwhelmed for stress lately and this seemed like a really good book on resolving my issues. I was not disappointed, it details how to deal with our time, emotions and issues in a healthy and intelligently managed way. It definitely helped me put things into perspective and the part on picking up new habits has made a major difference for me! I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who is dealing with similar issues.

Reviewer 1001

Rating 4.5 stars

Everyday you can go through life and fool yourself that you are not stressed about one thing or another but the end result is most people are stressed on a variety of levels. It can be as simple as you forgot your list when you reach the grocery store to high level when the babysitter didn't show and you have to call in sick, but the end result could be you struggle each day at work or home.

I found this book to describe different levels of stress and how to overcome them. It wasn't one solution fits all but each type of stress has a few suggestions of how to possibly reduce your stress level.

The most common was yoga but I had no idea the variety of yoga that was taught. From simple yoga that included meditation for beginners all the way to advanced yoga.

From this book, I took away an understanding of the daily stress levels you don't even realize you might have that a normal person can go through and ways to possibly reduce them. I myself have enrolled in a basic yoga class for beginners and love it.

Thank you June for taking the time to give me an insight of something I think I will truly enjoy from now on and reduce some of my stress levels on a daily basis.