The Silhouette by William Ray Middleton

Jack’s life couldn’t be more ideal. Great job, new home and the perfect fiance.ย 

Anastasia’s been flushed to the dark, hiding from the world in the shadows, after a ghastly accident.ย 

What would happen if these two connected?

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๐’ช๐“ƒ ๐’ถ ๐“๐’ถ๐“‰๐‘’ ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰ ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐“‡๐‘œ๐“๐“ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐’ถ ๐“ˆ๐“Œ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“‰ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Œ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐’น๐“ˆ, ๐’ฅ๐’ถ๐’ธ๐“€ ๐’ข๐“‡๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐“‚๐‘’๐‘’๐“‰๐“ˆ ๐’œ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’ถ. ๐’œ ๐‘”๐’พ๐“‡๐“ ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐‘œ ๐“๐’พ๐“‹๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’ถ ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐‘”๐’ฝ๐“‰๐“‚๐’ถ๐“‡๐‘’, ๐“Œ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“…๐“๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐“‚๐’ถ๐“‡๐“‡๐“Ž๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐‘”๐’พ๐“‡๐“ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐’น๐“‡๐‘’๐’ถ๐“‚๐“ˆ. ๐’œ๐’ป๐“‰๐‘’๐“‡ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐’ธ๐’ธ๐’พ๐’น๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐“๐‘’๐’ป๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“‹๐‘’๐“‡๐‘’๐“๐“Ž ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’ฟ๐“Š๐“‡๐‘’๐’น, ๐’œ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’ถ ๐“๐’พ๐“‹๐‘’๐“ˆ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐“ˆ๐‘’๐’ธ๐“๐“Š๐“ˆ๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ, ๐’ถ๐“Œ๐’ถ๐“Ž ๐’ป๐“‡๐‘œ๐“‚ ๐’ถ ๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐’ธ๐’พ๐‘’๐“‰๐“Ž ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐’ถ๐“‰ ๐“‚๐‘œ๐’ธ๐“€๐“ˆ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡. ๐’ช๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘’ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“…๐’พ๐“‡๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐‘’๐’ถ๐’ธ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐‘”๐“Ž๐“‚๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’พ๐’ธ๐“ˆ, ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“ƒ๐‘œ๐“Œ ๐’ถ ๐“ˆ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“๐“ ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ถ ๐“…๐‘’๐“‡๐“ˆ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐“‰ ๐“‚๐‘’๐“ƒ๐“‰๐’ถ๐“ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’น ๐“…๐’ฝ๐“Ž๐“ˆ๐’พ๐’ธ๐’ถ๐“ ๐“ˆ๐“Š๐’ป๐’ป๐‘’๐“‡๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘”.

๐’œ๐“ˆ ๐’ฅ๐’ถ๐’ธ๐“€ ๐’ท๐‘’๐’ป๐“‡๐’พ๐‘’๐“ƒ๐’น๐“ˆ ๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‡, ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น๐“ˆ ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‚๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“๐’ป ๐“†๐“Š๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘’๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐’ท๐‘’๐’ถ๐“Š๐“‰๐“Ž ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“Œ๐‘’๐“๐“ ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“‚๐‘’๐’ถ๐“ƒ๐’พ๐“ƒ๐‘” ๐‘œ๐’ป ๐“๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’. ๐ผ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“‰๐“‰๐‘’๐“‚๐“…๐“‰ ๐“‰๐‘œ ๐“‡๐‘’๐“…๐’ถ๐’พ๐“‡ ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐“Š๐“ƒ-๐“‡๐‘’๐“…๐’ถ๐’พ๐“‡๐’ถ๐’ท๐“๐‘’ ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น๐“ˆ ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“‚๐“ˆ๐‘’๐“๐’ป ๐’ถ๐“‚๐’พ๐’น๐“ˆ๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐‘œ๐“Œ๐“ƒ ๐“‰๐’ถ๐’พ๐“๐“ˆ๐“…๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“ˆ ๐’ฝ๐‘’ ๐’ป๐’พ๐“ƒ๐’น๐“ˆ ๐“ˆ๐’ถ๐“๐“‹๐’ถ๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ ๐’พ๐“ƒ ๐’ถ๐“ƒ ๐“Š๐“ƒ๐“๐’พ๐“€๐‘’๐“๐“Ž ๐“ˆ๐’ถ๐“‹๐’พ๐‘œ๐“‡.

***Synopsis copied from amazon.ca***


5 out of 5 stars

The Silhouette has a Phantom of the Opera vibe, which of course I was completely digging.

This Lovecraftian romance will pull you in.

Jack is such a kind-hearted soul. Obviously why he is living his best life possible.

Anastasia was dealt such an unfair hand in life. Again, she has such a soft, loving soul. Seeing her feel the need to hide from the world is heart breaking.

Jack was meant to meet Anastasia. He wouldn’t stop caring, he wouldn’t give up on her. He knows Anastasia needs to stop hiding and start living her life again. The relationship these characters develop is extraordinary and truly inspiring.

The meaning of beauty truly runs deeper then skin.ย 

The Silhouette is a fast, easy read. Packed with love able characters… and some so not love able.ย 

William’s writing is exceptional, you won’t be able to stop reading.

The Silhouette will become a craving. Needing to know exactly what happened to Anastasia and how extensive her injuries are.

Another incredible masterpiece by an indie author.ย 

Looking forward to future work by William Ray Middleton!



And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Inspired Book Worm

-Nichole

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Ghosts of Gotham by Craig Schaefer

๐•€๐•ฃ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ค๐•š๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•š๐•“๐•๐•ช ๐••๐•ฃ๐•’๐•จ๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•ž๐•ช๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•ค, ๐•š๐•— ๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•๐•ช ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐••๐•–๐•“๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•œ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ž, ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ก๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•ƒ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐• โ„™๐•’๐•˜๐•– ๐•–๐•ฉ๐•ก๐• ๐•ค๐•–๐•ค ๐•ค๐•ฆ๐•ก๐•–๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•’๐•ฅ๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐•’๐• ๐•—๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ฆ๐••๐•ค, ๐•ค๐•จ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐••๐•๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค, ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•”๐•™๐•’๐•ฃ๐•๐•’๐•ฅ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ค. โ„๐•š๐•ค ๐•๐•’๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•”๐•’๐•ค๐•– ๐•š๐•ค ๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐• ๐•“๐•ค๐•–๐•ค๐•ค๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿโ€”๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•๐•–๐•’๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•—๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•”๐•š๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•จ๐•–๐•’๐•๐•ฅ๐•™๐•ช ๐•™๐•–๐•š๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ค๐•ค: ๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ๐•š๐•—๐•ช ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•’๐•ฆ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•š๐•”๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ช ๐• ๐•— ๐•’ ๐•๐• ๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐”ผ๐••๐•˜๐•’๐•ฃ ๐”ธ๐•๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ โ„™๐• ๐•– ๐•ž๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•”๐•ฃ๐•š๐•ก๐•ฅ ๐•”๐•š๐•ฃ๐•”๐•ฆ๐•๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ฆ๐•˜๐•™ โ„•๐•–๐•จ ๐•๐• ๐•ฃ๐•œ โ„‚๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ชโ€™๐•ค ๐•๐•š๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ช ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐••๐•–๐•ฃ๐•จ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•๐••. ๐”น๐•ฆ๐•ฅ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ค๐•™๐•ฃ๐•–๐•จ๐•• โ„๐•–๐•˜๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•’ ๐”ป๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•œ๐•๐•– thumbnail_IMG_2072๐• ๐•—๐•—๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค ๐•ž๐• ๐•ฃ๐•– ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐•ž๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•ช. ๐•€๐•ฅโ€™๐•ค ๐•’ ๐•ก๐•’๐•”๐•ฅ. ๐”ฝ๐•ฆ๐•๐•—๐•š๐•๐• ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ข๐•ฆ๐•–๐•ค๐•ฅ, ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•ƒ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•โ€™๐•ค ๐• ๐•จ๐•Ÿ ๐•Ÿ๐• ๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•š๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ค ๐•“๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•• ๐•ก๐•’๐•ค๐•ฅ, ๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•– ๐•™๐•–โ€™๐•ค ๐•“๐•–๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•ฃ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•—๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ž ๐•ค๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•”๐•– ๐•™๐•– ๐•จ๐•’๐•ค ๐•’ ๐•”๐•™๐•š๐•๐••, ๐•จ๐•š๐•๐• ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ž๐•’๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•™๐•š๐••๐••๐•–๐•Ÿ.

๐”ธ๐•ค ๐•ƒ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•โ€™๐•ค ๐•ข๐•ฆ๐•–๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•“๐•–๐•˜๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•ค, ๐•ค๐•  ๐••๐•  ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•จ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜๐•ค. ๐”ธ๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•จ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ๐•– ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•– ๐•“๐• ๐• ๐•œ๐•ค ๐•˜๐• , ๐•ž๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐••๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•—๐• ๐•๐•๐• ๐•จ๐•ค. ๐•€๐•ฅโ€™๐•ค ๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•๐•ช ๐•จ๐•™๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•ƒ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐• ๐•ž๐•–๐•–๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•˜๐•ž๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•” ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•„๐•’๐••๐•š๐•ค๐• ๐•Ÿ โ„๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•Ÿ๐•’๐•™, ๐•™๐•š๐•ค ๐•ก๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•’๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•”๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ชโ€™๐•ค ๐•ค๐•–๐•”๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ฅ ๐•™๐•š๐•ค๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ช, ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•™๐•– ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•’๐•๐•š๐•ซ๐•–๐•ค ๐•™๐•–โ€™๐•ค ๐•“๐•–๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•˜๐•ฆ๐•š๐••๐•–๐•• ๐•“๐•ช ๐•’ ๐•—๐• ๐•ฃ๐•”๐•– ๐•ž๐• ๐•ฃ๐•– ๐•ก๐• ๐•จ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•—๐•ฆ๐• ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•’๐•Ÿ ๐•๐• ๐•˜๐•š๐•”โ€ฆ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•™๐•– ๐•š๐•ค๐•Ÿโ€™๐•ฅ ๐•›๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•—๐• ๐•๐•๐• ๐•จ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•’ ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ช. โ„๐•–ย ๐•š๐•คย ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ช.

โ„•๐• ๐•จ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•ฆ๐•– ๐•ก๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐•ก๐• ๐•ค๐•– ๐• ๐•— ๐•™๐•š๐•ค ๐•ž๐•š๐•ค๐•ค๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ ๐•š๐•ค ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ง๐•–๐•’๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ค๐•–๐•๐•— ๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ž๐• ๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•—๐•ช๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•จ๐•’๐•ช๐•ค, ๐•š๐•ฅ ๐•ž๐•’๐•ช ๐•—๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•’๐•๐•๐•ช ๐•“๐•– ๐•ฅ๐•š๐•ž๐•– ๐•—๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•ƒ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐• ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•“๐•–๐•๐•š๐•–๐•ง๐•– ๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•“๐•–๐•๐•š๐•–๐•ง๐•’๐•“๐•๐•–.

***Synopsis copied from Amazon.ca***


“What does it take to believe in the unbelievable?”



4 out of 5 stars

Lionel might be a reporter, but he would make an excellent detective.

I am a sucker for a good thriller and Ghosts of Gotham had me hooked right from the beginning, it was intense and fast paced. The twist around 30% in had me buzzing. I don’t know how Craig could have made it any more exciting, yet he did just that.

Lionel faces some extreme moments and will cross paths with some extraordinary people.

This book is hard to explain without giving any spoilers, but Craig has created a fierce world.

I truly believe so many people will admire this read.

An action packed mystery, paranormal, thriller… twisted with fantasy. How can you pass that up?



Published by: 47North on April 9, 2019 – On Shelves! Go check it out!



Thank you very much to Thomas Allen & Son for sending me this copy for review! Such an exciting read.



And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Paranormal Book Worm

-Nichole

 

 

 

 

 

A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder by Victoria Hamilton

London, 1810 and Miss Emmeline St. Germaine is doing right in the world!

Along side other lovely ladies, Emmeline is doing her part to saveย orphaned children and scullery maids who are being abused by men, for their own disgusting pleasures.

thumbnail_IMG_2007Emmeline pays a visit to knight, Sir Henry Claybourne, holding a knife to his neck. Warning him of his own wrong doing with his scullery maid.

Shortly after Emmeline’s visit, Sir Henry was murdered.

Leaving Regency London shaken with fear, knowing a murder or murders are on the loose.

Emmeline is concerned that perhaps the true assassin witnessed her at the home.

Needing to be mindful where she treads. Miss Emmeline needs to make sure her hidden identity is not revealed and that she herself is not held guilty for Claybourne’s murder.



4 out of 5 stars

I will start by saying as mentioned above men are using scullery maids for their own personal pleasures. Trigger warnings for physical abuse towards young girls. I will add that Victoria does so in a very gentle way and does’t go deep into details during these parts throughout the book.

At first I found the pace of this book to be a bit slow. I was concerned I was going to lose interest quickly.

Yet again, I was wrong! It didn’t take long and I was sucked in.

Emmeline is a strong, bold, intelligent young lady. She knows the events happening around her are wrong and will not stand for it. Even when people are doing everything in their strength to turn her in an alternative direction. Believing that no women has a place in what she’s trying to accomplish. A strong female protagonist is always refreshing and enjoyable to read, and Miss Emmeline St. Germaine is exactly that!

A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder may have started out a bit slower but Victoria sends you down many different pathways throughout this book. Keeping you on your toes with each and every twist and turn.

A very enjoyable read. It gave me tons of Sherlock Holmes vibes mixed with a gentle classic.

Very well done!



Published by: Midnight Ink on February 8, 2019



Thank you very much to Thomas Allen & Son for sending me this copy for review! Very much appreciated.



And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Strong Female Book Worm

-Nichole

Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby

๐’ฐ๐“ƒ๐’ธ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’น๐’พ๐“‰๐’พ๐‘œ๐“ƒ๐’ถ๐“ ๐ฟ๐‘œ๐“‹๐‘’!

thumbnail_IMG_1675๐˜๐˜ช๐˜จ, ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜น๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ. ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ข ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ-๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฅ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ. ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ด ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด. ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜จ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜จโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ, ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜จ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ, ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ.

๐˜ˆ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ, ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜บ. ๐˜‰๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜บ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ, ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜จ ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต . . . ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜บ.

***Synopsis copied from Amazon.ca***


“For Figโ€™s dad, hurricane season brings the music”.

“For Fig, hurricane season brings the possibility of disaster”.



My own description would not do this breathtaking middle grade justice! The written synopsis gives you a peak at everything you need, without giving spoilers.ย ย 

5 out of 5 stars!… No, scratch that! 10 out of 5 stars.ย 

You think the cover is absolutely stunning, right? Wait until you dive in! The guts of this story! How else can I put it…. you will fall in love!

There is so much emotion packed into this novel. My heart is still so full and warm from the moment I set it down.

Fig loves her father unconditionally, but hates herself when she feels anger towards him. This is completely understandable with the situation she faces. She wants more then anything to understand her father better. To know exactly where his brain goes on the “not so great” days.

Her father knows things are not perfect but is almost blind to just how bad it really is. He loves his daughter, double that!… But it’s not until things start to unwind that he realises just how bad it’s got. He will stop at nothing to make things right, to make things better!. They may not ever be “normal” or “perfect”, but he’s willing to work as hard as he needs to make it their kind of “normal” and their kind of “perfect”.

Fig and her dad are not alone! Between Fig’s best friend and the most wonderful, softhearted neighbour that just moved in. They will succeed!.. They have to succeed!

This will be a forever favourite!

Nicole Melleby has absolutely blown me away with her fantastic writing! I can not wait to see what more hits the shelves by her.


Published by Algonquin Young Readers on May 7, 2019.ย 

Genres: Middle Grade | LGBT | Realistic Fiction |Contemporary


Thank you so much to Thomas Allen & Son Ltd. for sending me this copy for review. Hurricane Season has quickly become one of my top favourite middle grades!


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Fellow Book Worm

-Nichole

The Brain Storm by Linda Ragsdale – Illustrations by Claudio Molina

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๐•‹๐•™๐•š๐•ค ๐•จ๐• ๐•ฃ๐••๐•๐•–๐•ค๐•ค ๐•ก๐•š๐•”๐•ฅ๐•ฆ๐•ฃ๐•– ๐•“๐• ๐• ๐•œ ๐•š๐•ค ๐•’ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐• ๐•ฆ๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ-๐•ก๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ง๐• ๐•œ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•–๐•ฉ๐•ก๐•๐• ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ ๐• ๐•— ๐••๐•š๐•ค๐•ฃ๐•ฆ๐•ก๐•ฅ๐•š๐•ง๐•– ๐•—๐•–๐•–๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜๐•ค. โ„๐•–๐•’๐••๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค ๐•ž๐•’๐•ช ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ก๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ฅ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ค๐•– ๐•’๐•ค ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•˜๐•–๐•ฃ, ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฉ๐•š๐•–๐•ฅ๐•ช, ๐• ๐•ฃ ๐•–๐•ง๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•’ ๐•”๐•ฃ๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•ง๐•– ๐•“๐•ฃ๐•’๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ž.

๐”ฝ๐• ๐•๐•๐• ๐•จ ๐•’๐•๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•’๐•ค ๐•’ ๐•ž๐• ๐• ๐•• ๐•ก๐•–๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค ๐•’ ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•“๐• ๐•ช ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•–๐•Ÿ๐••๐•ค ๐•ฆ๐•ก ๐•ฃ๐•ฆ๐•“๐•“๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐• ๐•—๐•— ๐• ๐•Ÿ ๐•’๐•๐• ๐•ฅ๐•™๐• ๐•ค๐•– ๐•’๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•™๐•š๐•ž. ๐”ธ๐•—๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•’ ๐•—๐•ฃ๐•ฆ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐••๐•’๐•ช ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐••๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•™๐•š๐•ค ๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ ๐• ๐•— ๐•’ ๐•๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ฅ๐•๐•– ๐••๐•’๐•ฃ๐•œ ๐•”๐•๐• ๐•ฆ๐••, ๐•™๐•– ๐••๐•š๐•ค๐•”๐• ๐•ง๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•ฆ๐•๐•ฅ๐•š๐•ž๐•’๐•ฅ๐•–๐•๐•ช ๐•จ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•œ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ฆ๐•˜๐•™ ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ฃ ๐•—๐•–๐•–๐•๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜๐•ค ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•• ๐•–๐•ž๐• ๐•ฅ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ค ๐•“๐•–๐•˜๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•ค ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ. ๐•‹๐•™๐•– ๐•จ๐• ๐•ฃ๐••๐•๐•–๐•ค๐•ค ๐•ก๐•’๐•˜๐•–๐•ค ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•ค๐•ก๐•š๐•ฃ๐•– ๐•ฃ๐•–๐•’๐••๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค ๐•ฅ๐•  “๐•ฃ๐•–๐•’๐••” ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•ช ๐•’๐•ค ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ช ๐•’๐•ก๐•ก๐•๐•ช ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•š๐•ฃ ๐• ๐•จ๐•Ÿ ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ก๐•ฃ๐•–๐•ฅ๐•’๐•ฅ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•ค ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•“๐• ๐•ช’๐•ค ๐•ก๐•๐•š๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ.

***Synopsis copied from Amazon.ca***


5 out of 5 stars!

Being the avid reader I am, I have always been sceptical of wordless picture books.ย  I couldn’t understand the reason for a wordless book. Children’s book or not, it just didn’t make any sense to me.

What is a book without words?ย 

That is until I sat down to read “The Brain Storm” …with my two most wonderful boys!

Their expressions said it all.

A wordless book opens the story to your own interpretation.

After flipping through the book I asked my oldest who is nearing 10 years old, for his thoughts on the story and what he thought it meant.ย  It was incredible to see just how close our ideas were.

I can’t wait till I can sit down with my youngest when he is a bit older to get his interpretation. He’s only 2… just a little too young to get feedback from just yet.

What’s even more amazing is no matter how many times you flip through this book, you will have a different story run through your imagination each time. Depending on your mood in that moment.

We will be able to enjoy this story for years to come and never get tired of it!


Wordless children books—– Perhaps my age was getting the best of me. Maybe I was losing connection with my own imagination.

One things for sure… The Brain Storm changed that!


Hardcover on shelves! Published by Flowerpot Press on March 5, 2019

Paperback coming September 20, 2019

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Thank you so much to Thomas Allen & Son Ltd. for sending me this copy for review! It will bring a great amount of joy to my family!


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Changed Book Worm

-Nichole

 

 

The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms

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Amy Byler doesn’t know it yet, but she truly is a super Mom!

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Working full time to keep the house afloat, while raising two children on her own. Until her absent husband shows up after three years! Offering to take care of the children for a time. Hoping to mend the lost relationships. Amy uses this as a moment to escape Pennsylvania and head to the big city of New York. Where she can explore a new…. or shall I say hidden personality.

Spending time in the city that never sleeps may have been the best thing for Amy in a very long time!

Unit she starts feeling the guilt settle in when she has to make a very important decision. Does she want nothing more than to go home… back to reality, or for this fairy-tale to never end.ย 

When an emergency at home helps Amy make that decision instantly! …Leaving this new episode of her life far behind.

 


5 out of 5 Stars!

Such a delightful read!

Adorable, fuzzy and incredibly refreshing… it will melt your heart!

Amy and her two kids are the absolute perfect trio! And each character in this novel will find a way to nuzzle into your heart.

Any Mother, single or not can relate to Amy Byler. I don’t think I have ever met a Mom that would say no to such an enchanting holiday as this…. I could only dream!

Kelly Harms has created such a encouraging read with “The Overdue Life of Amy Byler”. Taking time for yourself is never easy when you’re a Mother. Your children become your whole entire world. But know that you can and don’t feel the guilt!

thumbnail_IMG_1858Thank you so much to Thomas Allen & Son Ltd. for sending me this copy for review! It will always be cherished!


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Fellowย Book Worm

-Nichole

 

 

Thank You Thomas Allen & Son Ltd.

A Huge Thank You to Thomas Allen & Son Ltd.

Thomas Allen & Son Ltd. has sent three new fun reads my way.

*** Please note these are not my official reviews. I have copied the synopsis’s from amazon, in order to share what the books are about.***




The Brain Storm: Written by Linda Ragsdale – Illustrationsย by Claudio Molina

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This wordless picture book is a thought-provoking exploration of disruptive feelings. Readers may interpret these as anger, anxiety, or even a creative brain storm.

Published by: Flowerpot Press on March 5, 2019… On shelves now! Paperback edition will release September 10, 2019


A Gentlewoman’s Guide to Murder by Victoria Hamilton

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Scandal and slayings among Regency London’s elite

The shocking murder of Sir Henry Claybourne leaves Regency London shaken and horror-struck. But for genteel spinster Miss Emmeline St. Germaine, the crime slices far too close to home. Just hours before the knight’s death she held a dagger to him, threatening him to stay silent as she rescued a scullery maid he had procured for his pleasure.

Did the manโ€•or womanโ€•who murdered the knight know of her visit? Her secret identity at risk, her reputation and life in jeopardy, Emmeline must solve the crime or face scandalous exposure and ruination, or worseโ€•the hangman’s nooseโ€•for a crime she did not commit.

Published by: Midnight Ink on February 8, 2019… On shelves now!


Ghosts of Gotham by Craig Schaefer

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Irresistibly drawn to mysteries, if only to debunk them, reporter Lionel Page exposes supernatural frauds, swindlers, and charlatans. His latest case is an obsessionโ€”at least for an ancient and wealthy heiress: verify the authenticity of a lost Edgar Allan Poe manuscript circulating through New York Cityโ€™s literary underworld. But the shrewd Regina Dunkle offers more than money. Itโ€™s a pact. Fulfill her request, and Lionelโ€™s own notorious buried past, one heโ€™s been running from since he was a child, will remain hidden.

As Lionelโ€™s quest begins, so do the warnings. And where rare books go, murder follows. Itโ€™s only when Lionel meets enigmatic stranger Madison Hannah, his personal usher into the cityโ€™s secret history, that he realizes heโ€™s being guided by a force more powerful than logicโ€ฆand that he isnโ€™t just following a story. Heย isย the story.

Now that the true purpose of his mission is revealing itself in the most terrifying ways, it may finally be time for Lionel to believe in the unbelievable.

Published by: 47North on April 9, 2019… On shelves now!



Full reviews to come as soon as I have finished these great reads!

Thank you again Thomas Allen & Son Ltd!

 


And of course thank you all for reading.

Your Fellow Book Worm

-Nichole